Saturday, May 01, 2004

I just got this article of the CNN website about whether or not sex stills sells with regard to popstars.
This is an article I found from a CNN website about whether sex still sells in regard to popstars.
I haven't posted a new entry for a while - whoops! I don't have the internet at home at the moment so it is kind of hard to come on here everyday. I watched a bit of the Britney Spears concert on tv last night, and it was a great example of what I'm arguing for my assignment (so far). The whole concert was about how she looked: costumes, hair, make-up, her dancing etc. hardly any of it was about the music - I don't think she even sang the whole thing live. I'm not even going to say that it's a bad thing, just that Britney and similar female pop stars are focused on image, and they can be due to tv. Tv has made them a whole lot more successful than they would have been without it, because they can sell sex, and therefore their music.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Yay! I did it!
I am going to try again with the linking process for the article I just found about pop stars
I just did a google search on the idea I talked about in the last post, and found a good article about http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3106271.stm children being too sexy because of pop stars. As you can see, I tried to do the whole connecting the site so you can click on it, but I don't really know what I'm doing....if someone could remind me how to do it, that would be great!
This is my first entry since setting up my blog. It took me about 3 mins to actually get into this, because I forgot everything we were supposed to do. We had the first lecture with Clay today about media etc. I am thinking I might do my essay with regard to pop stars, and how, because of TV they need to be pretty and it is more about image than the music, but TV is not really a new media (though it is being used in new ways and with new intentions), so I am not sure what to do - I was even thinking about focusing particularly on Britney Spears, as Clay was discussing Elvis in the lecture, and I thought it was kind of on the same track, as Britney Spears also caused quite a bit of moral outrage with her sexy dancing and tummy-baring antics, and this was so because of television. That is an idea that I might try and develop...