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PhillipM

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go away.

Jan 31 13 03:59 pm Link

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Cover ready

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PhillipM wrote:
go away.

+1

Jan 31 13 04:00 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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Jan 31 13 04:07 pm Link

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-Ira

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I get performing at the Super Bowl...that's commercial.  But the Presidential Inauguration...they couldn't have selected someone more esteemed to perform the National Anthem?  A shame if that's what it takes to get the masses to be interested.  Feels more like the dumbing down of our society.

Jan 31 13 04:18 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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-Ira wrote:
I get performing at the Super Bowl...that's commercial.  But the Presidential Inauguration...they couldn't have selected someone more esteemed to perform the National Anthem?  A shame if that's what it takes to get the masses to be interested.  Feels more like the dumbing down of our society.

Esteemed? By whose standards?

Jan 31 13 04:20 pm Link

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Andialu

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-Ira wrote:
I get performing at the Super Bowl...that's commercial.  But the Presidential Inauguration...they couldn't have selected someone more esteemed to perform the National Anthem?  A shame if that's what it takes to get the masses to be interested.  Feels more like the dumbing down of our society.

More esteemed? I can't stand her music but I know that she is extremely popular and has been for many years.

Jan 31 13 04:20 pm Link

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Nedah Oyin

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IBS wrote:

Esteemed? By whose standards?

come on, man.. you know the code..

Jan 31 13 04:27 pm Link

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kickfight

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MEMO TO: Everyone
FROM: Everyone
SUBJECT: Beyonce

Leave her alone!!!!!!

cc: Everyone else

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Jan 31 13 04:31 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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Jan 31 13 04:33 pm Link

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Instinct Images

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-Ira wrote:
I get performing at the Super Bowl...that's commercial.  But the Presidential Inauguration...they couldn't have selected someone more esteemed to perform the National Anthem?  A shame if that's what it takes to get the masses to be interested.  Feels more like the dumbing down of our society.

Beyonce is a HUGE star and a great singer. She did a fine job at the inauguration even if she did sing with a backing track. Today at the Super Bowl press conference she proved that she is more than capable of singing the national anthem.

Jan 31 13 04:34 pm Link

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Nedah Oyin

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Instinct Images wrote:

Beyonce is a HUGE star and a great singer. She did a fine job at the inauguration even if she did sing with a backing track. Today at the Super Bowl press conference she proved that she is more than capable of singing the national anthem.

esteeeeemed..

Jan 31 13 04:35 pm Link

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salvatori.

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Instinct Images wrote:

...sing with a backing track.

Lip-syncing isn't 'singing with a backing track.'

Jan 31 13 04:36 pm Link

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fullmetalphotographer

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Beyonce who?

Jan 31 13 04:38 pm Link

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Andialu

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San Pedro, California, US

salvatori. wrote:

Lip-syncing isn't 'singing with a backing track.'

True, but who cares. I mean seriously, who cares? I think it's just an excuse for Obama and Beyonce haters to pile on.

Jan 31 13 04:39 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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salvatori. wrote:

Lip-syncing isn't 'singing with a backing track.'

She can sing.

Jan 31 13 04:39 pm Link

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Michael Broughton

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please people who give a damn about beyonce one way or the other, go away. tongue

Jan 31 13 04:39 pm Link

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Instinct Images

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salvatori. wrote:

Lip-syncing isn't 'singing with a backing track.'

While she's been accused of lip-syncing what she actually did was sing with a backing track:

"Beyoncé faced the music at a news conference before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a pre-recorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvid … ation.html

Jan 31 13 04:40 pm Link

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Digitoxin

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I like Beyonce but I own none of her music.

I have no idea what this thread is about.

And

I really don't care

Jan 31 13 04:41 pm Link

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Jan 31 13 04:42 pm Link

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Andialu

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Instinct Images wrote:
While she's been accused of lip-syncing what she actually did was sing with a backing track:

"Beyoncé faced the music at a news conference before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a pre-recorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvid … ation.html

Hmmmm.... I would think you would hear doubling. Perhaps she sang but I don't think the volume was turned up.

Jan 31 13 04:43 pm Link

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Andialu

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Jan 31 13 04:43 pm Link

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salvatori.

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Instinct Images wrote:
While she's been accused of lip-syncing what she actually did was sing with a backing track:

"Beyoncé faced the music at a news conference before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a pre-recorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvid … ation.html

Sorry, that doesn't work for me. She claims 'it happens frequently in the music industry..' (I don't know if that is true...) but I will say this: if I pay money to hear a performer sing and they do what she does, I feel ripped off.

Technically, if her 'live' singing and the backing track were of equal volume, you would hear differences in pitch, so her singing along at a lesser volume isn't a whole lot different than not singing at all.

What would have been better? A true, honest performance or a sleight-of-hand; which we NEVER would have learned of by her voluntarily?

Somehow, I think the President would have been fine with the former. Beyonce claiming to be a 'perfectionist' is a cop out.

Jan 31 13 04:45 pm Link

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Nedah Oyin

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salvatori. wrote:
Sorry, that doesn't work for me. She claims 'it happens frequently in the music industry..' (I don't know if that is true...) but I will say this: if I pay money to hear a performer sing and they do what she does, I feel ripped off.

What would have been better? A true, honest performance or a sleight-of-hand; which we NEVER would have learned of by her voluntarily?

Somehow, I think the President would have been fine with the former. Beyonce claiming to be a 'perfectionist' is a cop out.

you don't know anything about beyonce then.. she's been known as a perfectionist since her destiny's child days..

and who, exactly, paid to be at the inauguration..? did you..?


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/01/arts/ … all&src=pm

Jan 31 13 04:47 pm Link

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Jay Edwards

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IBS wrote:
Esteemed? By whose standards?

Nedah Oyin wrote:
come on, man.. you know the code..

What ''code''?

Jan 31 13 04:48 pm Link

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Nedah Oyin

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Jay  Edwards wrote:

IBS wrote:
Esteemed? By whose standards?

What ''code''?

hee hee..!!

Jan 31 13 04:49 pm Link

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-Ira

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IBS wrote:
Esteemed? By whose standards?

Mine.  Cause it's my opinion...and yes I am becoming a crotchety old man.

I just feel like for such a dignified affair they could have made a better choice than use a pop star.  Perhaps give the opportunity to a service member or someone who has selflessly contributed to the arts.  Someone who would have been confident they could have performed without a backup track.  "Lip syncing" on such an occasion seems sterile and fake to me.

Once again, that's my opinion.  Let the bashing continue :-)


Edit:  I realize Beyonce could have been Obama's choice and since it is his inauguration...therefore his prerogative.  However even though I support him I'd still challenge him on that choice.

Jan 31 13 04:49 pm Link

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kickfight

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Jay  Edwards wrote:
What ''code''?

Nedah Oyin wrote:
hee hee..!!

lol

Jan 31 13 04:52 pm Link

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Nedah Oyin

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-Ira wrote:

Mine.  Cause it's my opinion...and yes I am becoming a crotchety old man.

I just feel like for such a dignified affair they could have made a better choice than use a pop star.  Perhaps give the opportunity to a service member or someone who has selflessly contributed to the arts.  Someone who would have been confident they could have performed without a backup track.  "Lip syncing" on such an occasion seems sterile and fake to me.

Once again, that's my opinion.  Let the bashing continue :-)

this post shows me that you know pretty much zero about beyonce OR her career OR her music.. she's been a chart-topper for over a decade.. she's won many awards, including several grammy's, for her music.. she works harder than most women in the music business.. she also completely MURDERS live, as a quick youtube search would have showed you.. you only know the name and the face and passed judgement from there..



smh.. i guess..

Jan 31 13 04:52 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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Nedah Oyin wrote:

this post shows me that you know pretty much zero about beyonce OR her career OR her music.. she's been a chart-topper for over a decade.. she's won many awards, including several grammy's, for her music.. she works harder than most women in the music business.. she also completely MURDERS live, as a quick youtube search would have showed you.. you only know the name and the face and passed judgement from there..



smh.. i guess..

The R and B singers who get their start singing Gospel can usually sing.

Whether you like her music or not the woman has chops.

Jan 31 13 04:58 pm Link

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London Fog

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Nedah Oyin wrote:

this post shows me that you know pretty much zero about beyonce OR her career OR her music.. she's been a chart-topper for over a decade.. she's won many awards, including several grammy's, for her music.. she works harder than most women in the music business.. she also completely MURDERS live, as a quick youtube search would have showed you.. you only know the name and the face and passed judgement from there..



smh.. i guess..

The live performance she gave as a tribute to Tina Turner had me rolling around on the floor, what a fucking joke! Even Tina was likely thinking 'please get this fucking embarrasment off the stage'

Jan 31 13 04:58 pm Link

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London Fog

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IBS wrote:

The R and B singers who get their start singing Gospel can usually sing.

Whether you like her music or not the woman has chops.

Who cares?

Jan 31 13 04:59 pm Link

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-Ira

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Michael Broughton wrote:
please people who give a damn about beyonce one way or the other, go away. tongue

Haha.  If you feel that way why would you even bother to read a thread on Beyonce?

Jan 31 13 04:59 pm Link

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PhillipM wrote:
go away.

...to where?

You have to be specific, you know. ninja

(for your wish to take effect...) poke

.

Jan 31 13 05:00 pm Link

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Andialu

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London Fog wrote:

The live performance she gave as a tribute to Tina Turner had me rolling around on the floor, what a fucking joke! Even Tina was likely thinking 'please get this fucking embarrasment off the stage'

You're quite the harsh critic aren't you?

Jan 31 13 05:00 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

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London Fog wrote:

Who cares?

Obviously you do.

Jan 31 13 05:00 pm Link

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-Ira

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Nedah Oyin wrote:

this post shows me that you know pretty much zero about beyonce OR her career OR her music.. she's been a chart-topper for over a decade.. she's won many awards, including several grammy's, for her music.. she works harder than most women in the music business.. she also completely MURDERS live, as a quick youtube search would have showed you.. you only know the name and the face and passed judgement from there..



smh.. i guess..

You are correct.  I am not a fan of Beyonce.  Therefore I don't follow her career and accomplishments.  That said I am familiar with some of her songs and have seen her live (performing with Jay-Z at APW when the Beastie Boys had to back out do to Adam “MCA” Yauch's illness)...and I have never really been impressed.

I imagine because I'm not a fan I am more critical.

I don't expect to be able to be able to change your opinion.  Rather I respect it.  I have my own.  And they will simply be different.

Jan 31 13 05:09 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

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Nedah Oyin wrote:

you don't know anything about beyonce then.. she's been known as a perfectionist since her destiny's child days..

and who, exactly, paid to be at the inauguration..? did you..?


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/01/arts/ … all&src=pm

Are you saying a magical Unicorn didn't hand her all that success, are you saying she actually worked her butt off for many years to be where she's at and remain at the top of the game for so long?

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Jan 31 13 05:15 pm Link

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Damon Banner

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-Ira wrote:
I get performing at the Super Bowl...that's commercial.  But the Presidential Inauguration...they couldn't have selected someone more esteemed to perform the National Anthem?  A shame if that's what it takes to get the masses to be interested.  Feels more like the dumbing down of our society.

That is who the president wanted.  Maybe you don't like her.  That is your choice.  Maybe you thought he should have selected an opera singer.  He didn't want opera.  He wanted Beyonce.  He is in a position that he can get what he wants.

Jan 31 13 05:20 pm Link

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Damon Banner

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PhillipM wrote:
go away.

-1

Jan 31 13 05:21 pm Link

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Russian Katarina

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Damon Banner wrote:

That is who the president wanted.  Maybe you don't like her.  That is your choice.  Maybe you thought he should have selected an opera singer.  He didn't want opera.  He wanted Beyonce.  He is in a position that he can get what he wants.

Maybe the President just likes her music?

It's best not to overcomplicate the issue when a simple explanation serves best.

Jan 31 13 05:22 pm Link