?

Log in

No account? Create an account
How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder. - You don't know me. [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
randomposting

[ website | The Realm of Randomia ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder. [Apr. 19th, 2009|07:51 am]
randomposting
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Come To Me]

Okay, so by now most of you have probably watched this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk

Susan Boyle on Britian's Got Talent singing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miz.

Yes, her voice is great! She's a fantastic singer. But I'm really shocked by all of the people just going insane by it.. making websites about how you can't judge a book by it's cover, and calling her the ugly duckling, etc. Is that really necessary? When you first watched this video, did you just assume she was going to suck, because she was older, wasn't skinny with shining blonde hair?

Maybe I've just been doing theatre for too long, but in my experience it's rare that the girl that is a 32 DD, size 4, and drop dead gorgeous is the most talented on the stage. I don't know. Anyone want to weigh in on this?


• According to the National Academy of Sciences, lack of health insurance results in lost economic value equal to $178 million to $356 million every day, due to the poorer health and earlier deaths of the uninsured.

And I don't know, thaat sounds like a really low estimate to me. Maybe I'm just a pessimist.

I want to thank everyone for their support on the house.

Sadly, it doesn't look like it's going to work out. I haven't given up hope yet, but the neighbors want to buy it and tear it down, and want to do so before I'll be approved (if I even AM approved) for the governments $15k for first time home buyers. Kinda sad about that. Who tears down a gorgeous house from 1900 just to extend their yard!? Argh. Plus they were mean! The neighbors on the other side and those across the street were sweet, but I was looking at it again with some of my family members, and their kids, plus Little Random, and they were just laughing, telling jokes outside and the nasty tear down a gorgeous house to extend their yard neighbor said to me: "It's a quiet neighborhood, and that's how we want it to stay!" Glaring over at my laughing kid! Because nothing is more offensive then a laughing child. Anyway. Long story short, I'm convinced a lot of people are genuinely jerks.
linkReply

Comments:
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
[User Picture]From: troubleinchina
2009-04-19 01:08 pm (UTC)
Don't you know? Susan Boyle would have no worth in this world if she wasn't an amazing singer. *sigh*
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: esme
2009-04-19 10:15 pm (UTC)
The fact that is true tears my heart up. :(

I sense a rant of near-epic proportions on my end.
/grumbles...stupid society...grumbles/
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2009-04-19 01:15 pm (UTC)
call me negative, but yeah I think most people tend to completely suck. I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 12:53 am (UTC)
*hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2009-04-19 01:25 pm (UTC)
I don't think people completely suck, per se, but an awful lot of them don't have any manners, that's for sure!

Hope the house deal works out anyway. Unless you'd rather not live next to people like that.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:04 am (UTC)
Seriously.

Thanks babe. *hugs*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: la_dolce
2009-04-19 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oy, I was in theater in high school, and I know from experience that the DD perky blonde always gets a lead role, regardless of whether or not she can sing/act (usually she can dance - being on the dance team is how she stays in shape - but usually falls flat in either acting or singing or both. -_-;)

I'm sorry about the housing situation.... It may be a gorgeous house, but would you really want those neighbors? I lived in a "nice" (it would've been nice if it had walls) 1800's farmhouse, but the neighborhood sucked and I was miserable. The only people who were genuinely nice to me (ironically also across the street!) moved to a retirement center. :( And then I moved, woo. But I know how itchy your situation is, so... Make them a welcoming cyanide-laced jell-o mold. :D
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:09 am (UTC)
I know it. Sometimes they're triple threats, too, but it's few and far between.

And yeah, I love homes with history though. Always have.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2009-04-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
My issues with the Susan Boyle thing are: 1. she's a good singer. but now GREAAAAAT, so everyone calm down LOL. And 2. Simon Cowell doesn't have a sincere bone in his body, give me a break.

Well no one wants stick-up-their-butt neighbors, so just use the time to save up some money for a house you want in a place that fits better :D
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2009-04-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
*NOT great, that should read, not now great LOL
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2009-04-19 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, havent they seen things like her before? My french teacher actually hsowed the whole class the video, cause she thought it was interesting watching the judges' faces.

Sorry to hear about the house! Especially the bit about keeping it a "quiet neighborhood". Maybe the could use a luaghing kid to melt their hearts. Much luck on that front!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:19 am (UTC)
Seriously.

And I'm with you. Quiet neighborhood my butt. Their dog wouldn't shut up, but my kid laughing is unacceptable? Ugh.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: purplecleo
2009-04-19 05:12 pm (UTC)
I was at work when I first saw the story so I wasn't able to watch it. For all the hype I was expecting something more operatic. She's good, but I agree, it's not as much of a shock that she be a good singer. On American Idol when that happens there's no theater full of people to scream in shock but it DOES happen, and it's not all that shocking.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:31 am (UTC)
Yeah. I'm with you.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: gottaluvpotter
2009-04-19 05:46 pm (UTC)
I think the shock of Susan Boyle's talent comes down to what we have portrayed on all the other tv shows. We rarely see anyone "ugly" on American Idol or Americas Got Talent who is actually good. So when Susan Boyle came out and she looked older and a bit unkept, we just assumed she was put on stage for a laugh. I think if we saw more people like her, we wouldn't have been so shocked that she could sing.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:32 am (UTC)
Yeah. I can see that. I guess I'm just irritated that people don't realize that the people chosen for american Idol and most of the other "talent" shows are picked as much for their look as their singing, usually.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: adaveen
2009-04-19 06:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't think she would suck because she was plain, but she did ACT pretty goofy. I hope I don't look 60 when I'm 48 - it's not that far away. Why is it that British people look so much older than Americans? Even their big stars look older than their American contemporaries. Do they not have our addiction to botox and wrinkle cream?

The neighbors sound like fucktards - that IS a shame. Of course, you could make it your mission to buy the house you love and make their life a living hell. Personally, I'd be tempted.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:33 am (UTC)
Genetics maybe. I don't know. And I love goofy. lol

LOL, right? I've sure considered it.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2009-04-19 09:25 pm (UTC)
You're better off not living next to a crabby-butt like that. Another house, without nasty neighbors, will come along.

I really liked the BGT video. I loved her version of the song. I didn't assume she would stink, but it was fun to watch the audience be surprised. No matter what she looks like, she definitely did a better job than 95% of the contestants on those types of shows (at least based on the ones that I have seen).
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:35 am (UTC)
Not for the price of this one. :(


And agreed, entirely.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: leilia
2009-04-19 09:45 pm (UTC)
That is the thing that is cheapening both her and Paul Potts' acheivements. I mean, a lot of very good singers aren't standardly beautiful. The fact that people expected her to fail because of her dowdiness pisses me off. Beauty can come from anywhere and anyone. You don't have to be gorgeous on the outside.

Bah.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:38 am (UTC)
EXACTLY.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: esme
2009-04-19 10:12 pm (UTC)
I agree. I finally watched the video of her last night and was blown away. It is truly sad how fixated we've become on looks, rather than talent. I don't know what will fix that, either. :\

I hope the house works out! It's so sad that they'd want to tear it down. Sheesh. And, it would ROCK if you got it so you guys could stand outside, laughing to your hearts' content!

*hugs*
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:39 am (UTC)
It's really sad.

And exactly. *hugs* Thanks love.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: sczrhands
2009-04-19 11:20 pm (UTC)
I am a bit out of touch. I spent about 4 months not watching TV. This is the first time I’ve seen the video. I think the judges are a bit Jaded. More then anything I think it was her demeanor that threw them off. I like her singing. Though I think ugly ducking websites are going a bit far. The thing is people have too much time on there hands. There are too many people that have noting better to do then sit and gossip. Adaveen mentioned that American’s age differently then British. This is true. I think this is mostly due to genetic factors. There are also some life style factors. We have a lot of preservatives and hormones in our food. Which is why we grow bigger and kids are reaching puberty way to young. But when the U.S. was first founded if you weren’t healthy and strong you didn’t survive the journey here. Plus we have a bigger country and more diverse gene pool base. Though have you ever noticed that a 40 year old Chinese person can easily be mistaken for a teen age? The truth is most of the things people do to make them selves look younger actually damage there skin which has the opposite effect. Though I’ve never been vain. I’ve got a couple gray hairs. I’m not going to dye my hair. I don’t care if they all turn gray. My mother was completely gray by the time she was 20. She dyed her hair until one day she had a bad allergic reaction to the dye. Once her hair grew out people started complementing her on her hair and asked where she had it frosted. I only use makeup on very rare occasions. If I doing something special. I’ve never considered using anti-aging treatments. I live in Florida. I am careful not to get sunburns. Apparently I have young looking genes. A few months ago I had someone tell me my face hasn’t changed at all in the ten years she has known me.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:41 am (UTC)
Lots of good points. Glad to hear you're still looking young. :)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2009-04-20 12:02 am (UTC)
The lack of a universal healthcare plan is the one thing that makes the United States really look bad. It's pathetic, really.

I hope you get THAT house. If nothing else, to rescue it and just annoy the shit out of the idiots who want to tear it down.

Good luck.

As for Susan Boyle, despite an earlier comment here, she is a phenomenal singer. The person who said she's "not that good" is probably a Britney Spears fan. Not that good? Give me a break!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:45 am (UTC)
I've heard better, honestly. And the person you were referring too I know has done a lot of theatre, just as I have. You wouldn't believe the incredible voices you come upon in musical theatre. Much better then anyone who is currently popular. Regional musical theatre and Broadway is where you find the best voices in the world if you ask me, whcih is why it's very fitting that Susan Boyle sang I Dreamed A Dream :)

And the Universal Healthcare plan had better happen. I'll cry a lot if it doesn't. :(


And thanks hon. *hugs* I wish I could do it,b ut it's seeming more and more unlikely.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
From: christinaathena
2009-04-20 12:27 am (UTC)
Maybe I've just been doing theatre for too long, but in my experience it's rare that the girl that is a 32 DD, size 4, and drop dead gorgeous is the most talented on the stage. I don't know. Anyone want to weigh in on this?

I don't personally care *what* a singer looks like. If they're a good singer, all I'll be paying attention to is their voice anyways. And if they're not a good singer, well, being pretty isn't going to make any difference!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2009-04-23 01:46 am (UTC)
I wish more people thought like that. Unfortunately most directors, and most music industry professionals do not.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>