Janet Jackson
Credit: Janet Jackson: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

“Glaaaaadiator!” No, I’m not writing my second blog item of the week about Elizabeth Taylor. Rather, it’s just the sound of me, realizing I’m thoroughly, undeniably old. What’s got me feeling so geezer-ific this morning? Why, it’s a quote from Janet Jackson’s frequent collaborator Jimmy Jam, telling about the singer’s upcoming CD: ”We’re celebrating 20 years since the Control album, so it would be crazy not to at least acknowledge that a little bit. So we’re digging out all the old sounds that we haven’t used in years and she sounds fantastic. It’s a record for the hardcore Janet fans: It’s very danceable, very upbeat, very happy.”

What’s that? Control came out 20 years ago? Really? Okay, then, gimme a beat! And a bottle of Geritol.

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