Friday, October 09, 2009

A Corina CD found after 17 years of looking

I found a CD that I have been looking for 17 years. It's the 1991 self-titled debut album of Corina Katt Ayala. Better known as Corina, this was an artist that I was a fan of when the album and three songs were extremely popular. The music that she was known to do was called, "Freestyle Music" and yes, I even was into it. Having known about her through the radio station KIIS-FM back when former radio host Rick Dees was on the air. But the smash hit, "Temptation" was No. 1 on the radio. But trust me, it's an album that I purchased on cassette tape.

The three singles that were released where "Temptation," "Now That You're Now," and "Whispers." Now that I have the album, that I found at Hollywood's Amoeba Music Store I am overjoyed to have found it. I wanted to say something to the artist herself, if I may. In hearing the album in its entirely, I can't believe that I still remember the lyrics. The album that I purchased on cassette tape I had it for a while before I unfortunately ruin it. I kept looking for the next 17 years.

In know that Corina Katt Ayala has written more music but I would hope that she would return to the recording studio for a new album. I mean it's been 18 years since this album was released. Why not give fans like me and anyone else who remembers to do what you love. Create and make music. I have seen "Cradle Will Rock" but I know that in hearing this debut album music is key to life. So, if Grace Jones can return for a performance thne Corina should and hopefully will think of returning.

Norma Palacios
aka "forevermadonna"


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Madonna's in the mood for a 'Celebration'

Sorry for this late review of Madonna's Celebration album that was released on Tuesday, but I wanted to hear the album in its entirely before I did. Anyway, there is something to be said for the Queen of Pop's last studio album for Warner Bros. Records. There is something to be celebrated. A growing list of hits, and others that I wish were on it.

First, let me get to the songs that were included. Now why in the world would you edit the song, "Sorry?" AND I love the fact that you included "Justify My Love" because who else could read along the lyrics of that song. But over all I love this album that Madonna put out because she is the only other artist (besides the late King of Pop Michael Jackson) to ever have songs that mean a lot to fans and those fans that have made her famous.

Case in point, could you really see anyone else sing, "Like A Prayer" or "Cherish" or "Papa Don't Preach." Could you ever see anyone do a song that was tantalizing like, "Justify My Love" or "Erotica." AND who else could make line dancing hip when it was in the foreshadow in the song, "Don't Tell Me." Okay I won't. But there are songs that I wished that were included such as:

• "What It Feels like For a Girl"-I know the video for this was violent, (whatelse is new) but the song itself is appealing because of the line from the film, "The Cement Garden...

• "Angel"-Cute Madonna and even cutier lyrics...Madonna is so childlike.

• "This Used to be My Playground"-It was bad enough that it was NOT included in the soundtrack to "A League of Their Own" but you have to admit with any ballad Madonna turns it into her own.

To finish, Madonna will continue to be Madonna and we love her that way. Long live the Queen of Pop.

Rating: 5 out of 5