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Classical Musicians Slate Britney Spears
 
# 1 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 13:43
 
 
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/theticket/2011/0520/122429732 etc ...

I thought this Irish Times article was rather amusing. I immediately wondered what certain people (*cough* Shaggy *cough*) might make of it...

To be honest, it doesn't help the rather stuffy image of classical musicians, but when they've got people like Veronica Dunne and John 'Bombay Sapphire' O'Conor involved, what do you expect?
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# 2 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 14:03
 
 
I love to play the organ!


HA HA HA HAW!
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# 3 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 20:16
 
 
Bloody, stuffy, fuddy-duddy organis........, I mean, classical musicians.
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# 4 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 20:17
 
 
They do have a point about her vocal range or lack thereof
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# 5 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 20:18
 
 
What a pack of vultures!

I did laugh at this though!

Her voice is not human.

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# 6 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 21:25
 
 
Ahh but they are wrong a singer is not solely judged on her voice. The voice is important but not as important as the expression. Shane Mc Gowan has a terrible voice but a great expressive performing voice, he almost acts the song as do other great performers. Christy Moore is another example. The same can be said for the great classical performers.

Britney has a nice xfactor voice its alright good for a jingle or something like that. The same can be said for a lot of pop performers and classical ones as well.
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# 7 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 21:31
 
 
Anyways, Bach is pretty much impossible to dance to - so there.
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# 8 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 23:30
 
 
Someone said :
Ahh but they are wrong a singer is not solely judged on her voice. The voice is important but not as important as the expression. Shane Mc Gowan has a terrible voice but a great expressive performing voice, he almost acts the song as do other great performers. Christy Moore is another example. The same can be said for the great classical performers.

Britney has a nice xfactor voice its alright good for a jingle or something like that. The same can be said for a lot of pop performers and classical ones as well.

I think the point was that Britney's actual voice might be non-existent, or at least the product of electronic aids. I think Shane McGowan and Christy Moore belong in a totally different category. As someone used to working with classical singers, I'm fascinated by popular singers' voices and the sheer variety of tonal colours you find. For example, I admire Thom Yorke's singing, even though the very quality of it contradicts almost everything I normally appreciate in a voice.

LOL, Shaggy! Vultures is a good word!!

Notnew: Yep, I agree wholeheartedly!
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# 9 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 23:37
 
 
"Bombay Saphire"? .
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# 10 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 23:43
 
 
Someone said :
"Bombay Saphire"? .

I'm glad somebody spotted that. Thought it was rather clever myself (not to mention a little catty).
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# 11 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 23:45
 
 
what is it in reference to? (Bombay Sapphire?)
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# 12 : Tuesday 24-5-2011 @ 23:51
 
 
Someone said :
what is it in reference to? (Bombay Sapphire?)

O'Conor got into trouble a while back for enormous expenses bills which he used to fund lavish parties in his home. One of the largest constituents of said bills was many bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin.
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# 13 : Wednesday 25-5-2011 @ 00:05
 
 
Ah, I see. Thanks.
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# 14 : Wednesday 25-5-2011 @ 00:18
 
 
Someone said :
Ah, I see. Thanks.

I neglected to mention that it leaked into the papers after a while, which caused dreadful hardship for Mr O'Conor as he received angry letters from former fans who stopped attending his concerts because he was flooting around with taxpayers' money. He then went onto radio with Marian Finucane or some other plank ('RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT!') to defend himself. God love him. Sure his €200,000+ yearly salary (not including his no-doubt astronomical concert fees, etc.) wasn't enough to finance his party lifestyle, and then people got all angsty about him claiming a miserable €30,000 as 'hospitality expenses'. Cheek of them!
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# 15 : Thursday 26-5-2011 @ 17:32
 
 
I think they should have critiqued Lady Gaga - Britney is hardly culturally relevant any more - if she ever was.
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