Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Toygasmic Update & Performance!

Haters need to get correct or La Toya will put you in check! That's the message the priestess of pop sent to the world's media this week when she clarified some details about her stunning Michael Jackson tribute. In a press release Toy struck back at claims that "Home" is tasteless and poorly timed, explaining that all proceeds are going to an AIDS charity that Michael supported. Just imagine the difference that ten dollars could make to someone's life! Furthermore, La Toya is refusing to promote the song - which torpedoes the theory that she is releasing it just to get back in the spotlight. Seriously, anyone who doubted the thinking man's Jackson needs to hang their head in shame and beg forgiveness!

The most exciting thing about the past week for me has been surprisingly positive online reaction. Perez Hilton and D Listed have both been rocked by "Home" and the comments weren't nearly as hateful as I expected. The video has now been watched over 90,000 times on youtube and the song is currently the 56th most viewed music video of the week - in Italy! Dannii wishes she had that much $ucce$$! Interestingly, it's not the first time Italians have bathed in the glory of Toy Toy. A clip recently surfaced of La Toya performing at the 1990 San Remo song festival and it has to be one of the most toygasmic things I've ever seen in my life. "You And Me" has always been one of my favourite Toy anthems and it's a joy to see her perform the gorgeous ballad live. She sounds adorable, looks like an angel (who has just been attacked with a bedazzler) and holds the audience in the palm of her lovely hand. I believe that La Toya only came second that year but the voting was obviously rigged by Janet. Revel in Toy's stunning performance below:

17 comments:

Craig said...

I prefer that cover!

undisco_me said...

I have so much to discover!

Her visible cringe at the mic feedback 1 minute in is even more professional than when Celine Dion got a round of applause for staying calm at the World Music Awards when the 'Call The Man' backing tape started jumping.

- Every ballad needs a boob jiggle.

Looking at this, I think LaToya was just far too eccentric to be a credible commercial force as this song is actually good.

Even though the vocal wavers, it's a stronger one than Janet manages even on record.

'ooh! yeah!' indeed!

tommie said...

Toy once again puts the haters in check and shows the world what a kind and generous human beings she, Rebbie, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Randy are!

Chicago_Sexbox said...

I honestly don't know how I have missed this blog for so long. All things Toy get bookmarked on my web browser....including this blog! Thanks for freeing the world one reader at a time with the gospel of the Pope of Pop.

~TJ. said...

This video shows just how determined our Toy really is..

Imagine how it must have felt to know she had absolutely no talent or charisma, yet went out on stage anyway!

I wonder if she knew the mic was going to be live!

Jamie_movietrip said...

Stunning artwork, Mike. Toy has every right to put those haters in check. I can't wait to proudly own her first proper single since 1988! It will be amazing and will no doubt make a huge impact!

Anonymous said...

I hope you meant 19[b]9[/b]8, Jamie!!

John said...

This video does make the new single seem like a masterpiece in comparison.

Ro Ro said...

She worked this out! i loved the fact she sang live and she sounded amazing! I really love her new single and hope it does well for her. What a true artist and diva!

The Prophet said...

In all honesty Heidi Montag sounds better live and that isn't a joke.

Mike said...

Toy has the voice of an angel. Anyone who disputes this fact is clearly delusional and in need of psychiatric evaluation!

The Prophet said...

The voice of an angel that just deep throated a live chainsaw.

Tommy said...

She needs to bring back the captain's hat. Seriously.

Jay said...

Beyond Fabulous! Such a stunning rendition of a beautiful ballad.

The voting was clearly rigged against the Pope Of Pop but she still managed to defy the haters and come second!

mattykoo said...

Such a Toytacular performace.

I do have to correct you, however. La Toya did not come in second as many claim. It was more like 30th!

Another interesting tidbit: Seymour Stein (the head of Sire Records who discovered Madonna) was actually in the audience solely to see La Toya perform, as he was prepared to give her a deal. But after the botched performance he backed out.

Mike said...

Oh no, she only came 30th?! Toy was ROBBED.

And Seymour must be crazy. That toytastic display should have had him begging for me.

Some people clearly have no taste...

T. said...

hum!... I always heard that Toy was #1 for that performance! Seriously it's in french wikipedia!
what a gorgeous performance, her outfits is perfect, exactly as I always imagine her: a mix of cop+marine & whore + cruella in black leather & diamonds... It almost makes me forget that her voice is, well... not in studio!

but what an horrible pic this snap of Youtube, she's looks like a crazy dram queen... Nothing like her I mean!


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