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Forum: Music 28-02-2015, 13:54
Replies: 107
Views: 3,802
Posted By twells
ROFL. Most of the trouble in the world is caused...

ROFL. Most of the trouble in the world is caused by "youth movements" and little comes of them. Just violence, arson, and dramatics.

The only one I can remember working was the civil rights...
Forum: Showbiz 27-02-2015, 15:41
Replies: 157
Views: 8,238
Posted By twells
It's not BRITISH humour. It's just "insult...

It's not BRITISH humour. It's just "insult humour". What's British about that. School children all over the world do it. And some people never grow up, operating on the principles of the school...
Forum: Music 26-02-2015, 17:44
Replies: 52
Views: 3,926
Posted By twells
Has Sam Bailey had any theatrical training? Can...

Has Sam Bailey had any theatrical training? Can she act, dance? The idea that musical theatre is a dumping ground for failed record artists is ludicrous. There are plenty of people with great...
Forum: Music 26-02-2015, 17:37
Replies: 52
Views: 3,926
Posted By twells
And you know that how? The teenagers, you may...

And you know that how?

The teenagers, you may have a point. But with most of the older ones , I think you'll find they've been singing everywhere they could get a job or even free. BGT or...
Forum: Showbiz 26-02-2015, 17:18
Replies: 157
Views: 8,238
Posted By twells
I think so to. That was a bad fall, but she...

I think so to. That was a bad fall, but she finished her act. Brains, discipline and guts. I'm not a fan, but she deserves her massive success.
Forum: Music 24-02-2015, 17:52
Replies: 107
Views: 3,802
Posted By twells
And their "revolutionary visions" all turned out...

And their "revolutionary visions" all turned out to be pretentious claptrap. The Beatles turned out some great songs, as did the Stones. Music died and turned into just noise for juiced up teen...
Forum: Showbiz 22-02-2015, 18:21
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By twells
Hardly a "Diana type thing". All royals are...

Hardly a "Diana type thing". All royals are expected to appear at charitable events and other public appearances which promote Britain and British products. That's the job, for which taxpayers give...
Forum: Music 17-02-2015, 15:07
Replies: 52
Views: 3,926
Posted By twells
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: The X Factor 15-02-2015, 01:23
Replies: 72
Views: 6,277
Posted By twells
Yes. Subo's still with Sony/Syco in the UK and...

Yes. Subo's still with Sony/Syco in the UK and Columbia in the US. Just released 6th album and back from first US tour .

What the future will bring who knows. She sings traditional vocals and...
Forum: The X Factor 04-01-2015, 18:14
Replies: 43
Views: 3,865
Posted By twells
Massively overrated. When I finally heard one of...

Massively overrated. When I finally heard one of his tracks, I couldn't believe how dreary it was with his thin, whiny voice. Sheesh.
Forum: Showbiz 08-09-2014, 15:35
Replies: 44
Views: 5,174
Posted By twells
The old gag was that Bob Hope did all those USO...

The old gag was that Bob Hope did all those USO Tours, so he could get away from home. It was a very long marriage, because his wife was not a victim and ignored his dalliances as long as he didn't...
Forum: Music 05-08-2014, 00:17
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By twells
Of course, Adele has a a lot more to talk about...

Of course, Adele has a a lot more to talk about than straying boyfriends. She's 6 years older, has borne a child who she loves and has what seems to be a stable relationship with his father. I'm...
Forum: Music 05-08-2014, 00:04
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By twells
You must be thinking of someone else. Adele and...

You must be thinking of someone else. Adele and her writing team and producers found the sweet spot of music, attracting people of both sexes and a wide age spectrum. And in the US, she was...
Forum: Showbiz 03-08-2014, 23:39
Replies: 59
Views: 11,352
Posted By twells
I don't think Gerry Boyle will be selling any...

I don't think Gerry Boyle will be selling any more of his embroidered stories to the Mirror. If you're really interested in Gerry Boyle, look up Douglas Walker's stories in the Scottish...
Forum: Music 03-08-2014, 23:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By twells
I wonder if Adele feels under so much pressure to...

I wonder if Adele feels under so much pressure to repeat at least some measure of 21's success that she's afraid to let 25 go and keeps changing it. She certainly doesn't need the money, so there's...
Forum: Music 29-07-2014, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By twells
Agree. Bennett sounds very comfortable. He's...

Agree. Bennett sounds very comfortable. He's been singing jazz, among other things for about 60 years, But Gaga seems to equate screaming with vitality. Calm down, Girl. You have a decent voice,...
Forum: The X Factor Appreciation 10-07-2014, 15:31
Replies: 8,079
Views: 378,373
Posted By twells
I don't know why you all think making it in the...

I don't know why you all think making it in the US will be so much easier for Alex than the UK. The history of successful UK stars flopping in America is long. You don't go there, because you...
Forum: The X Factor 08-07-2014, 01:02
Replies: 11,363
Views: 634,090
Posted By twells
The only reason to cancel a tour, other than...

The only reason to cancel a tour, other than illness, is poor sales. No artists can get away with cancelling tours. just on a whim. The promoters and venue owners have long memories. And LM's...
Forum: Showbiz 20-06-2014, 21:53
Replies: 113
Views: 12,732
Posted By twells
Nor I. Clifford worked for Cowell and was paid...

Nor I. Clifford worked for Cowell and was paid plenty for his PR services over the years. Now he has a messed up big time. Cowell doesn't owe him a thing.
Forum: Showbiz 13-06-2014, 23:28
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
Can't give you the link but it was reported in...

Can't give you the link but it was reported in the media last week that Sony had offered her another Sony label.. I guessed at Masterworks , because she has C/C voice and they have good producers...
Forum: Showbiz 13-06-2014, 14:58
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
Syco didn't offer her another contract. SONY...

Syco didn't offer her another contract. SONY offered her a contract at one of their other labels, probably Masterworks which has mostly classical, C/C jazz and other niche artists. But they...
Forum: Showbiz 10-06-2014, 17:57
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
I don't think that's fair. I think Simon knew...

I don't think that's fair. I think Simon knew teen age girls weren't going to be smitten by Leona. He hoped she'd have the kind of universal audience that Adele turned out to have. She didn't. ...
Forum: Showbiz 06-06-2014, 20:39
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
[QUOTE=Dave0893;72990274]How do you know if she...

[QUOTE=Dave0893;72990274]How do you know if she had fulfilled her commitments to Syco? She signed a five album contract, these are all her releases with Syco,

Spirit
Spirit: Deluxe
Echo
Labrynth:...
Forum: Showbiz 05-06-2014, 19:19
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
The question will be is she creative? Some...

The question will be is she creative? Some singers think they need creative control and make a mess of it.
Forum: Showbiz 05-06-2014, 19:14
Replies: 52
Views: 7,652
Posted By twells
Yeah, well, as we all know Leona hadn't fulfilled...

Yeah, well, as we all know Leona hadn't fulfilled her commitments to Syco and they could have kept her if they'd wanted to. I think Simon was glad that she got another offer and wished her well.

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