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#1 DigitalDarrell

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:35 PM

I just ordered the Susan Boyles album, I Dreamed a Dream, from Amazon.com for only $9.99. It is the largest selling album in the history of the world. I like her voice, but I also want to own a piece of history:


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:35 PM

History?
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:36 PM

I just bought a copy of Carly Simon's Best Hits for $.68 - and a pile of classical and old rock n' roll CD's for under 20 bucks - at McKay's Used Books this week. Even after 20 years, that girl gets my attention! Mule
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:24 PM

Some of you may be interested in www.legalsounds.com

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 10:39 PM

She's quite a story that's for sure..
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 03:55 AM

She lives up to her surname.
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:38 AM

Keep her on your side of the Pond, I don't want her back! You can have "Britain's Got Talent" too since I never watch it!

http://www.mirror.co...15875-21843505/

"She lives up to her surname."

On the backside I presume BP?

I wonder just how long "fame" will last since she lacks charisma? She's the perfect singer for radio in a predominantly TV age, which just shows that extensively publicity and the sympathy vote can make a "star" out of anybody. OK she can sing, but does not have the looks to last, but then many well known pop singers have the looks but can't sing and rely on sex appeal rather than an exceptional voice. The public will often vote for an underdog, or "no-hoper" on such programs, just as the voted for John Sergeant on "Strictly Come Dancing", but in the end dump them after a period of months to embrace somebody more sexually exciting. Sad but true!:-

http://www.telegraph...me-Dancing.html



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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:26 AM

No wonder the Scots love you Brits so much.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:28 AM

Scots are Brit's Charles, I'm English, but I keep quiet about my mothers mother being a Davis (Welsh name originally) and my mothers father being a Gregg (originally a Scots name):-

http://uk.answers.ya...16030820AAgpHiS

I did read once that the term "Great Britain" simply meant "Greater Britain" meaning the larger of the two islands inhabited by the Brits. The smaller now belonging to France and is called Brittany in modern times:-

http://www.tacitus.n...ce/brittany.htm

The English don't hate the Scots, it's the Scots that hate the English! See:-

http://thinkofenglan...te-english.html

http://www.socialistunity.com/?p=3932

As one writer put it:-

"The English don't hate anybody. They just look down on everybody else." :lol: We treat the French just the same, and they reciprocate! :P

When it comes to the crunch though the Brits can rely on each other for backing as well as the Gurkhas, since whatever battle the Brits are fighting the Gurkhas want to come too!

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:28 AM

This is how we deal with shows such as X Factor in the UK - we take the mick...........


Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

Scots are Brit's Exactly the reply I expected. I wonder what a Scot would say?

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

See here http://en.m.wikipedi...Redirected=true
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:37 PM

Scots, Welsh and English are all British. Scots hate the English, Northerners hate Southerners, English hate the Welsh, but there's love; the Welsh love themselves. :P (Just kidding.) As for Susan Boyle I think I'm going to have to listen to one of her songs to hear what all the fuss is about.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:03 AM

Just for Rebel (and the rest) her original audition.

http://www.dailymoti...a-dr_shortfilms

I'm not doubting the girl can sing, but alas looks are important for popular singers to last. Generally speaking it is 80% sex appeal and 20% talent for popular singers to have a long career at the top. The only fields where it used to be the voice rather than the looks were classical music, or opera, summed up in the old saying "it's never over until the fat lady sings". Though even in modern times the female opera singers have been getting better looking and more sexy, and that even applies to classical musicians too:-



http://www.topnews.i...ers-list-215324



Shallow I know, but a fact of life. I hope Susan Boyle makes her money whilst her fleeting fame lasts, but I fear the ones who will make the most out of her are the impresario's managing her who will just dump her and move on as soon as the fickle public decides they prefer "eye candy" as well as a voice.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:47 AM

The Susan Boyle performance was interesting and well stage managed. I found it quite enjoyable to watch and she does have a good voice. However stage music and easy listening are not really my bag so I won't be purchasing the CD but I do recognize that she has a good singing voice. Vanessa Mae certainly is cute and makes a great video star. Her fiddle playing is probably pretty decent too but I don't know what classical music fans make of it because it is essentially a pop production using modern instruments and production techniques. Katherine Jenkins is a beautiful woman but I'm not sure about a Italian pop opera version of Dolly Parton's country music hit. Although it is generally true about performers being picked for their looks popular singers aren't always beautiful or handsome or wear the latest fashions. :P But then I guess we won't be seeing that lot on Top of the Pops. And I don't know what Simon Cowell and team would make of this. He probably wouldn't get past the first audition.
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

There are a lot of singer/song-writers who should just song-write instead of sing. If they could not write original songs nobody would have listened to them in the first place. To return to Darrell's original post. Notice in the original picture how the photographer has had her put her hands over the side of her face and press inwards to take off it's fatness and completely alter it's shape? Evidently a professional portrait photographer! Dave Whiteley
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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:22 PM

Has anyone seen this picture. She doesn't have her hands on either side of her face in this one...(with this one, I think the photographer used the play of the light to reduce the size of the cheeks) But then again it's amazing what a professional makeover can do to even the most dumpiest of people.

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Of course compared to singers like Whitney Houston and Shania Twain, I don't think she will last. But then again I prefer classical baroque opera with singers who actually have talent like Natalie Dessay.

Edited by photogbuff_1970, 08 February 2010 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Mind you they say the camera adds weight. I remember some of the girl models we used to get in night-school photography many years ago. They often looked slightly on the skinny side to me, but when photographed looked just perfect in the image, obviously why they had been chosen as photographic models. Dave Whiteley
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