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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Postscript

http://www.godvine.com/Shy-Boy-and-his-Friend-Shock-the-Audience-with-The-Prayer-Unbelievable-1318.html

This was on Al's blog. Remember the Susan Boyles performance? People prejudge by appearance. It's unfortunate but we have all done it. You can see it the audience and in the guy in charge of the show.

This goes along well with my other post today about Michael Moore.

6 comments:

  1. But here's the other thing... people are only surprised because it's a semi shiny thing in a fat package or less than the social standard of beautiful.

    I see these whole "swan changes" that television does as emotional masturbation. If I watched the entire thing with my eyes closed... I hear... false entrances, pitch problems, mispronounced italian and a distinct lack of confidence. He's got a LOVELY voice, far better than Susan Boyle. I hope that with confidence comes control.

    And this is Singer Nanette talking here... You can get the same semi-shiny thing in a shinier package. It's a tough world out there for a vocalist. It's a tough world for any sort of performer because you are selling your body as product. I hope he's able to identify the weight issue and work on that part of himself along with proper breathing and technique.

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    1. I didn't notice any of those things because I have no talent in the area of singing or music in general. I can keep time to music. That's about the extent of my skill. We create expectations by our appearance and when the reality doesn't match the expectation perhaps that magnifies the reality. Does that make sense? Take care.

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    2. It does make sense. But it doesn't get a singer jobs. Particularly since those with the job offers are usually quite educated about technique (and hoity toity about it in classical music).

      However, I like to think that the general public is the audience and if they can hear and enjoy, then hasn't the job of an 'entertainer' been done? Yes. So this could very much so be considered a success. Just like Brittany Spears.

      In respect to the whole expectations thing... In some cases it will magnify reality... other times it will magnify the prejudice/opposition. As a fatty, I have projected more of my insecurity on other people than I have received actual bad behavior from others based on my size. It's so weird... These rules or these things that "society" thinks... blog coming on... Man I love your posts, they get me thinking.

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    3. Always love conversations with you Nanette. I think it's great when we can spark each other and create blog topics for each other. I have expanded on the blog posts of others (especially my sister). When I read someone's blog, and that light bulb moment happens - off I go on my own tangent. I always tell where I got the idea and then do my own thing. Have at it with the expectations post. I'll be looking forward to reading it. Take care.

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  2. I'm a sucker for these things. I love a good underdog story, I can't help it.

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    1. That's because you care about other people - a very good quality I might add. Be well.

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