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Are you ready to be CHAINED?

  • February 11, 2017
  • 2 min read
Are you ready to be CHAINED?

Lady Gaga’s Superstar Super Bowl dazzler might keep us chained for some time, but at this moment in time I ask you to turn back the clock to another Super Bowl sparkler – Katy Perry and Chained to the Rhythm, her lead single from her upcoming album.

Desperate to steal back the spotlight we find Miss Perry’s attempt to chain us down and awaken our minds to the harsh world around us. Can’t musicians stay artists and leave the politics to those we elect? Perry’s calls to actions failed for Secretary H. Clinton and there are no Fireworks for me either…

Friday February 10th won’t be known as the day the Dark Horse‘s career ended but her Grammy performance this Sunday may prove to do just that.

This past week you may have spotted this odd looking chained disco ball at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park. Little did you know that it held this coveted title co-produced by a Katy Perry original – Max Martin.

Let’s “dance, dance, dance” as we  for the beats of Roar and the novelty of love in Teenage Dream to once again grace our headphones.
The voice of Rise expects us to feel uncomfortable in our “bubble” asking her Katy Kats “Are we crazy?”

The winning verses belong to Bob Marley’s grandson Skip who puts a time clock on the Trump empire.

No other parallelism is more apropos than the song’s own music video featuring a miniature creation of the white picket fence lives of everyday Americans.
Take a listen below and don’t forget to tune in to the 59th Grammy Awards hosted by the Late Late Show’s James Corden.

Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry


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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"


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  • I have to agree with the author of the post (Steven) take on Ms. Perry’s latest number. From the clever title of the post to the references of the lyrics and music video , the author sums it all up…..

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