You don’t know me. But I certainly know you. I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a knee high to a grasshoppa. And that’s young, because grasshoppers aren’t very tall at all and low to the ground. So you know I’ve been a fan since I can remember based on that little comparison. I wanted to talk to you for a minute. Just a quick minute. I won’t be long. But. As a loyal and devoted fan, I really wanted to discuss your career choices over the past say almost 9 years. Now, you know, I am a fan for life. I will always support you. But honey, lately, you’ve been making me grunt. And no, not grunt in a way that makes me want to smoke a cig after I’m done. No no no, but you’re making me frustrated. And the record labels you were signed to are annoying me as well. I feel I must share with you my reasoning behind my frustration.
Janet, you are the queen. You are the perfect combo of r&b and pop. Without you, there is no Britney, no Christina, not even a Jonas or a Justin Beiber Beaver. But the last few albums…I don’t know Jan. I think you need to go back to the drawing board. I know the deal. You want to still relate to people. You want to make the club bangers and get people on the dance floors. I get that. I want you to do that as well. But your producers you’ve worked with on the past say 3 cds….they need to go. They don’t know you Janet. You’re better than what I’ve been hearing. MUCH MUCH better. You deserve the best and I think you found the best with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. I don’t know why exactly you stopped working with them. But seriously, you need to go back and work with them. You all had the formula. And like you said in a Brenda Ross interview in 92 or 93 (I can’t remember)..”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” You three have IT. That IT factor that made you who you are. And everytime I purchase an album, I look for their names. And I don’t find them. Poopie chicken. And I’m disappointed once again.
I am not knocking JD, or Kanye or Dallas Austin, etc. They are excellent producers in their own right. I really did enjoy Dallas Austin’s produced single “Just a Little While.” It was pretty dope. But these producers and the others I can’t remember at the present time don’t know you like the fans know you Janet – music wise. We know what’s good for you, and what’s good for you is JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS. I wish if you all had a squabble, that you are discuss it, handle it, and hug it out already. My ears are ready for you to go back to them and make the kick ass heavy percussion album that we’re ALL used to. I know you all probably have egos and such. But really Janet..you can do it. I know you can.
Another thing that worries me…the interludes. Janet, I HATE these interruptions in between these songs. I don’t get it. I really don’t. For the amount of interludes you put on a cd, you can add 2 more songs to an album. And you keep doing this J. It’s gotta stop. You’re getting a little long in the teeth to moan and groan and cooo and oooh and aaaah. We get it. You’re sexy. And you are. No doubt about it. You don’t have to make those noises in a song. It takes away from the album totally. See J, it’s simple. Very simple. Plus it’s a pain on an ipod to import these songs..put it on shuffle…think you are going to hear a Janet Jackson song, and then BAM it’s only 30 seconds of your moaning and groaning. It’s beyond MADDENING JANET. Absolutely positively maddening. You don’t have to do this. Again, you’re better than that. Madonna doesn’t have to do this. Now she DOES have to work with other producers because she’s long in the teeth more than allllll of us. So she has to find producers that make hits. But Janet, you…ugh. You don’t have to do this sweetie. You don’t. We all love you. We will support you. But you need to listen to your fans.
One more thing. Tina Landon. Do you have ANY idea how happy we as fans were to see the two of you onstage again for your brother MJ’s tribute on MTV???? It brought a tear to my eye completely. And I love you even more for it. It was awesome. I always DID think you two made a cute couple even though I know I know there was nothing going on. Yes, you’re just an affectionate woman. And we know you love your fans. So LISTEN TO US. It would be nice to see you and Tina involved in another project together. That would be awesome and I’d be tickled pink. Not that I’d ACTUALLY turn pink but you get the gist. I know she’s working with Rihanna on her tour but really. I’d love to see it.
So in conclusion Ms. Janet. Three things: Jimmy and Terry, stop the interludes, and work with Tina. My life would be grand if you do at least one of these things. I can live with Gil and Marty working with you but if you had to pick one – PLEASE send Jimmy and Terry back to the grind again.
Big hugs, love, and Respect to you!!
Oh and P.S. – can you get Junior Vasquez to remix your whole catalog? I think I’d faint to that.