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  1. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Jackson Family 50th??   

    Ok, good to know.  Guess I should've assumed as much.  
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  2. wayneashleymusic added a topic in All About Janet   

    Jackson Family 50th??
    So next year is another big one for the Jackson family.  
    January 30th, 1968 will be the 50 year mark for the Jackson 5's debut single "Big Boy", and thus marks their 50 year history as recording artists.  The Big Boy single was released on Steeltown, so it's before their Motown days.  Their Debut Single with Motown was "I Want You Back"-- October 7th, 1969.  
    I know these commemorations don't directly involve Janet, but it is her family.  Has anyone heard of any big commemorative events, or shows planned for this?  
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  3. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    Based on her announcement, what you describe doesn't sound far fetched from what she may be planning.  
    I went to Unbreakable New Orleans-- if I recall correctly, the last tour stop before the Unbreakable album was released.  With the exception of No Sleeep, Burn It Up! and Unbreakable, no one in the audience had ever heard the rest of the album at that point.  Of the new songs she did, Shoulda Known Better got a MASSIVE reaction from the crowd, as the projections were so powerful.  There's no way that Janet didn't see how quickly we all connected with it, despite the fact that none of us had even heard the song before. 
    On this point I totally agree... even without new music, a tour that focuses on Janet's socially-conscious repertoire could be a game-changer for her, especially when it comes to reaching the younger generations.  On my blog I wrote an RN Anniversary post called Janet Jackson: The First Millennial-- not only was it retweeted by Jimmy Jam, but the post was one of the highest ever viewed on my site... definitely the highest of my music-related posts.  And let's not even forget that Janet has yet to perform songs like Black Eagle for a live audience yet.  
    The potential for this tour is HUUUGE.  
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  4. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Jenna Dewan-Tatum Talks Janet Jackson w/Andy Cohen   

    What strikes me is how effortlessly she falls back into the moves.  No strain or struggle to remember.  That's a true JANET dancer.  Or as Jenna herself says... 
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  5. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    ^^^ That's my tweet BTW (if you couldn't already tell by the name here.  
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  6. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    As a TEXAS fan, I certainly hope not!!  Also I think you've got some conflicting assertions. The Texas shows are all in big cities... Houston (7 million metro) D/FW (7 million metro) Austin (2 million) and San Antonio (3 million). IMO the true mistake would be to skip over such large parts of the country. 
    The path to assure sales for Janet Jackson starts with Black Radio, the absolute core of her fan base. Even if she wants to keep her interviews limited, radio will be the cornerstone connection to make fans aware of the tour. A spot and some promos on something like Tom Joyner would be ideal. Thankfully, we know promotion is going better for SOTWT than UWT because the radio stations actually have some tickets to give away, and they'be been talking about it a lot more. 
    I also think heavier promotion in the big cities is key to shore up smaller shows in proximity. You want Houston folks to know that not only is Janet coming to us, but that she'll have two other shoes in close proximity-- Lafayette and Austin. Super fans will buy multiple tickets, while other folks will just tell friends and family in those other areas. 
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  7. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    So far it's the number 1 tour... 
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  8. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Janet song you want live!   

    Of the above choices, I picked Empty because like so many of Janet's songs, it's relevance has grown exponentially with the passage of time.  I mean, that s___ was written when the internet was barely 5 years old, and she talking about online relationships!!!  
    Some others I would love to hear/ see performed on the new tour... 
    -China Love
    - Lonely (how epic would it be for this to transition into Empty??)
    - New Agenda is a MUST!!  
    - Make Me
    - Trust A Try
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  9. wayneashleymusic added a topic in All About Janet   

    Design A Janet Jackson Musical
    I know we're all excited about the Empress of Pop's return to the stage for a tour, but recent forum discussion is peering towards future projects.  We all know that Janet is a visionary and creative genius.  But what would a full musical based on her songs look like?  Would it simply be her story (after all, so much of her material is what's going on in her life at the time), or could a new story and plot be constructed?  What songs would you use??  
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  10. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic ICYMI: NEW MUSIC SOON!   

    Wow so wish I had seen that... need to do a YouTube search.  
    This is part of the magic of Janet Jackson, and the power of her discography.  Some of her songs are literally so good and yield such profound images and stories, you could do a whole musical constructed around her music. Janet really hasn't done anything like that since RN, so there's no doubt it would be well received now.  
    This warrants another forum topic... 
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  11. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic ICYMI: NEW MUSIC SOON!   

    I feel for Janet and her crew when it comes to the set list..  I mean we're talking about so many hits, and so many great songs.  It's no coincidence that she had enough material to tour (back when people actually had to EARN their way to tour prominence) from just two albums b/c nearly every song on those albums was a total hit.  
    Beyond that, we have to remember that just as prominent as those hits are the iconic dance moves which accompany the songs, so we can't leave those out.  On a Janet tour, somebody's favorite is going to lose out.  
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  12. wayneashleymusic added a topic in All About Janet   

    When you get a chance to STAN for Jan on the radio!!
    So I'm on my city's NPR station once a month as a commentator where we talk about mostly local issues.  But on today's show, I couldn't help but mention the #EmpressOfPop when talking about the ineffectiveness of Congress.    
    Check out the segment.  The official shout out is around 12:35 or so, and then you can guess what song closes us out.   
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  13. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic NEW PICTURE via Live Nation   

  14. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    Just got my floor seats for HOUSTON!!!  OMG so excited.  
    Curious... do you think I'd be okay to wait until next month to do the Hospitality Upgrade??  Gotta watch my budget.  
    Also planning to purchase tix for Austin, since Houston is Saturday and Austin is on Sunday night.  Lafayette would be tough if I have to work that Friday, but I might have to spring for it since it'll be the first show.  
    Seriously y'all, this is like a dream come true.  Praying that sales go well and that she announces some European dates.  
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  15. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic ICYMI: NEW MUSIC SOON!   

    As for what themes the new tracks will cover, I think the clues are there.  State of the World tour, so Janet is likely still in an Unbreakable/ Rhythm Nation/ Social Conscience kind of space.  But she did also say it's not political.  
    This is a huge reason why I'm such a fan of Janet, and the whole Jackson family.  For all the achievements, they are genuinely concerned with the legacy of their work, and music that makes a difference to people.  After the monumental success of Control, Janet, Jimmy and Terry could've just followed the formula, and cranked out another hit album... that would've been the "easy road" to super stardom.  For a then 22 year old Janet... wealthy virtually her entire life... to feel the pain and struggles of others so deeply that she would write an album like Rhythm Nation still amazes me today.  At the time when her fame and influence was nearing its maximum, she chose not to focus on herself, but to use her voice to make this world a better place.  It's no secret those messages are still incredibly relevant and resonant 30 years later.  
    Other artists out there may technically have more hits (and the luxury of not having suffered a gruesome industry blackout), but from a qualitative measurement, their catalogs don't measure up to the Empress of Pop.  
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  16. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic OFFICIAL STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT THREAD   

    Given the fact that all the North American commitments finish in December, that screams Europe for January of 2018 after a holiday break.  
    I know we're just one day in, but does this second go-round "feel" better received than the Unbreakable tour?  I'm noticing a huge amount of local press coverage for every stop, which I don't recall in 2015.  I think more people will actually KNOW she's on tour this time.  
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  17. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Let's Talk Janet Merch   

  18. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Let's Talk Janet Merch   

    IMO some of the coolest stuff from the Unbreakable Era, and rife with great T-shirt/ Merch ideas.  The Dammn Baby Lyric Video.  Whoever did those graphics... A++!!  
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  19. wayneashleymusic added a topic in All About Janet   

    Let's Talk Janet Merch
    I know some fans on here have been to several Janet Tours and have probably collected Merch from different eras.  One thing I found somewhat lacking on the Unbreakable tour was the amount of merch (merchandise) that fans had available to purchase.  At the show I picked up a tour book and a T-Shirt, but with Janet's long and incredibly iconic career, there's a bunch of merch opportunities left by the wayside.  
    Since the tour, I've been on the hunt for a simple 1814 pin, and have had some serious trouble finding a decent one.  
    But for the topic, what merchandise are you most interested to purchase if (hopefully when!!) you get to see Janet on tour next??  
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  20. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic State of the World Set List Creation   

    Really??  If that's the case, then I"LL TAKE IT!!  Went to Unbreakable New Orleans and that show was Da Bomb.  But this time, I'm gonna have to spring for the super expensive tix so I can be up close.  
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  21. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Ticketmaster leaks "State of the World Tour"?? Janet's coming back?   

    For those that pay close attention to her website janetjackson.com, is this page new??  
    It looks like they may be getting ready to do video collections by album...  
    Also I've always found the inconsistencies striking.  That stunning Damita Jo era picture of Janet wearing very little has always been on her site, eventhough she toured for Unbreakable covered head to toe. 
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  22. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic JANET SPOTTED @ BRUNO MARS CONCERT IN LONDON!   

    That, or she just wanted to actually enjoy the show and not deal with Paparazzi.  Ain't no paps in Birmingham
    Not ruling out your point though... ain't no paps, but there are studios!!  
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  23. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic JANET SPOTTED @ BRUNO MARS CONCERT IN LONDON!   

    Interesting, as Jimmy and Terry are always quick to cite Bruno as his favorite male vocalist of today as well.  
    For all we know with Bruno touring Europe, something could be going down right now.  Janet probably slaying vocals in between diaper changes!!  #MamasGottaWERK
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  24. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic Janet on Spotify   

    Who wants to bet people have I Get Lonely and Any Time Any Place right next to each other on the playlist??  

    I do wish this new generation knew about New Agenda and Night though
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  25. wayneashleymusic added a post in a topic 🚨 Gil confirms NEW Janet tracks! 🚨   

    Well we can all agree to disagree, but the facts around Unbreakable up to this point are clear.  It's a great album, it hit number 1, brought Janet back in form with her earlier, more impactful work, and gave her a great excuse to go back on tour.  I recall a great Forbes article about this (written after Madonna's Rebel Heart release but before Unbreakable came out) which summed things up well... 
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