Good weekend/Bad weekend

First off,  Having a bad weekend I guess, is Harold Camping,  head of Family Radio.  The Rapture is over with for now.  People have been predicting the end of the World since the beginning of the World so on to 2012.  For some reason, my money will always be on Science for these predictions.

Having a good weekend is Ms. Gaga  If you are reading this on Monday, May 23 and are curious (or should I say bi-curious) about the fuss over Lady Gaga, go to Amazon and get her new CD for .99¢.  That’s a buy one track get 13 free.  Stack ’em deep and sell ’em cheap!

Lady Gaga was also on Saturday Night Live.  She not only sang but performed in a few skits including this memorable digital short with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg.

SNL Digital Short

Having a bad weekend was Katy Perry.

Katy Perry

@katyperryKaty Perry
So…my husband just got deported from Japan. I am so. sad. I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place #tokyodreamscrushed

Japan does not forgive priors, even if it makes Katy cry.

Worse though for Katy was the big reveal from The Smoking Gun website regarding her concert rider.  A concert rider is the document the concert promoters get prior to the artist arriving to their venue detailing what they will require from music equipment to food items for their performance.  I first heard of the concert rider thanks to Van Halen and their insistence in having all brown M&M’s removed from backstage.  David Lee Roth later stated that the reason they put it in there was to make sure the promoters actually read the rider.  But the concert rider has become the reason for some diva like behavior to come out and here are some of Katy’s demands.

1) Katy’s dressing room (which has to be draped in cream or soft pink) needs to be outfitted with two cream-colored egg chairs, one of which should have a footstool. A coffee table needs to be “perspex modern style.” A pair of floor lamps should be in “French ornate style.” And the singer’s refrigerator must come with a glass door.

2) Perry wants “White and purple hydrangeas, pink & white roses and peonies. However, promoters are advised, “ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS.”

3) Perry requires a “1 bedroom presidential suite” in a “5 star property.” And free Internet service and a complimentary breakfast must be provided to the performer and her touring party.

4) Chauffeurs, the rider notes, are not allowed to “start a conversation w/ the client.”  Wheelmen are similarly barred from conversing with Perry’s guests or fans. They also are directed not to stare at the backseat through the rear view mirror.

Go to The Smoking Gun to see more concert riders

Until tomorrow

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