Sunday, April 5, 2009
Sorry for the lack of entries, I've been busy. I recently saw Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics DVD. I'm not going to do a full write up, I'll just be making a few observations. The photo you see above is of the actual DVD disc. On the disc there is an 8 Pointed Star. Here is a little info on the 8 pointed star's Occult origins.
"The 8-Pointed Star or Octagram corresoponds to the Wheel of the Year and the 8 Sabbats of Wiccan and Pagan traditions. It is representative of the cycle of time and the power of regeneration and return. 8 is also the number of harvest, allowing you to reap the seeds you have sown in the past and gain from your projects and learning."
That's very interesting considering her album is titled Back to Basics.
The 8 Pointed Star is also featured prominently in the film Eyes Wide Shut which I recently did a blog on.
There are a lot of little things I could go into with this show but I would like to post the performance and lyrics to "Welcome to the Circus".
Welcome to the greatest show
Greatest show on earth
You've never seen before
Here the fairytale unfold
What's behind the smoke and glass?
Painted faces, everybody wears a mask
Are you selling them your soul?
Will you'll be left out in the cold?
Is it all blue skies?
Fun and games until you fall
Then you're left without anyone at all
You're riding on a shooting star
With a smile upon your face
But soon the shine fades
And you're left out all alone
Wondering where did they all go?
Been jaded, hated,
Who'll be around when the limelight's faded?
Been shut down, pushed out
Made to smile when I wanted to frown
Always taking a bow
Always working the crowd
Always breaking new grounds
Always playing the clown
Who'll be sticking it out?
Who'll be staying around
When the lights go down?
(whistles to fade)
and her little Dog too...
always playing the clown, everyone wears a mask...
I will be returning to the "ritual" soon and getting deeper into the symbolism involved with it. An interesting fact is that Jamie King was the visual director for the VMA ritual performance. He's been directing Madonna's tours since 2001 and directed both Britney and Christina's tours that feature the Circus theme. The pictures of Madonna above are from Madonna's tour The Girlie Show. Both Britney and Christina's tours borrow key elements from that show and I believe that is for a reason, but like I said, more on that later.