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Meh. This is what happens when university music programs crank out a horde of mediocre string players. Not good enough for symphony positions, but the tight pants (the keyboardist’s are painted on!) and edgy hair styles (works for boy bands too) open doors for them and the next thing you know, they’re providing the soundtrack for a light show near you (for 35 quid a seat).

But at least they’re presumably earning their keep (rather than living off the dole) and not hurting anyone. Somewhere, someone likes their music. That’s not a bad thing, no matter what a scrum of fuddy duddy traddies think of it.

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Things like this happen when competent players from other musical genres say, "Lets play some Irish music, it can’t be that hard."
It ends up sounding like Pavarotti singing Whiskey in the Jar. It just doesn’t work.
But then again, who wouldn’t want to watch a video with 4 hot chicks playing music, or for that matter, doing just about anything.

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Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Think entertainment. Think pandering to men. Think money making. Think pop culture. Think lowest common denominator. Just don’t think music.

BTW this sort of thing goes on in all kinds of music. Think Liberace.

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Think "who was it that failed to drown that video editor at birth?"
The playing is better than I’d expect for something like this, honestly, but the video is a total mess - the cuts are completely out of synch with the tune, so it’s pretty much impossible to attend to the audio and the video at the same time without risk of seizure.
Whoever made that video should be sent back to shooting toddlers’ birthday parties.

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Hear hear, Jon. Send ‘em back to the minors.

cboody~ I believe Liberace held a philosophy of not caring what
others thought of his shtick. He was quoted as saying something to the effect of, ‘I’m crying all the way to the bank.’

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I remember finding that a couple years ago when I was looking for different versions of that tune, I hated it then, I hate it even more now…that I have heard so many more honest interpretations in the last couple of years. The version of this tune on Kevin Burke’s Sweeney’s Dream is a much better rendition of this tune on the fiddle.

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I think I’m gonna barf :-(
………….HHUUhhuuHHHHUUURRRRRLLLLLLLAAAACCHHH…
Ok, I feel better now.

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*Hear hear, Jon. Send ‘em back to the minors*

Weren’t they accompaining in a minor?

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I think it was e minor, wasn’t it?
But the accompanist might have been a minor.

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I don’t think they’re "mediocre string players". I think they’re pretty good. They’re also famous, aren’t they? Having said which, I’ve heard them do classical stuff too, and I hated that just as much as I hated this.

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I am sure they would be well recieved at the Cumberland any Friday . However we would not be providing any electric for them funny fiddles.
I found the video better with the sound off

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What? It’s bad enough with the sound on! Better with the monitor facing the other way and the power off. In another room. Next door.

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The only way to harm traditional music is NOT to play it, I thought it was brilliant, young people playing a good tune very well. What a lot of moaning minnies because someone dares to play it differently.

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"I don’t think they’re "mediocre string players". I think they’re pretty good."

Really? Yet you hate what you’ve heard them play?

All I heard was tone supplied by electronics and one-dimensional schtick (including the vibrato, attack, phrasing, etc.). Nothing interesting or imaginative, and certainly not above average in skill.

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Dave, you owe me for a keyboard. I just spewed coffee over it reading you.

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Sex has been used to sell everything from cars to soup to nuts for ages…
Just take a hottie chick and drape her over a red convertible sports car and voila—some stupid (male) buys it.
In this case the only thing that’s different is they’re peddling this group’s music to us using sex to sell it.

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After watching the video again - I had already seen it a year ago or so - the feeling that remains is still "I haven´t the slightest idea what to think of this" but it made me look around for other versions of "The King…" on youtube. I found one by a Californian group called Celtic Sands: they play it as if they were wax figures just recently come to life, with a squeaky recorder and a guitarist who drowns the tune in the chords he plays (they also play a version of Tam Lin: here the lady in the group plays bodhran with her bare fingers, like a tomtom or whatever it´s called); they have absolutely no stage presence, just listen to their "introductions" to their tunes. Compared to this, I prefer Amadeus every time. Granted, the video looks like a mixture of a computer game and an open air performance of Midsummer Night´s Dream and is not really related to the parts of the tune, but - what the heck - the chicks are nice to look at, and the atmosphere this version of the tune evokes is not all that bad. Brings a rarely played tune tune back into your memory. It´s a lot more interesting than Celtic Woman playing "Spanish Lady" - if that´s a comparison. Let´s not take a video like this too seriously: it´s fun - and most of us know what the music is supposed to sound like.

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"YouTube" has a lot to answer for.

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I know what I think about it, and it doesn’t involve music in any way, that’s for sure. Looks like those lasses are dressed to kill for Saturday night on Miami’s South Beach. I’ve been they’ve been drinking all night at several different clubs and haven’t spent a dime, one roped in sucker after the other. Look out lads, they’ll eat ya alive!

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Them, not me. Bad typo above. I haven’t been, I just woke up, still drinking coffee in fact.

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i wish they knew how bad they are

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Shight!

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What lovely players!

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Sorry, Miss L. You probably have more idea than me on this. It just struck me that, not only from this video, but form classical stuff that I’ve heard them do, they are technically very good, but they just use that ability in a misguided way. I mean, I could be wrong - about the technique, that is. I don’t think I’m wrong about the misguided part … But for string playing ability, I bow to your greater knowledge.

You know how Hemingway accused Scott Fitzgerald of debasing his immense talent by pandering to the lowest common denominator? Or something like that …

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They have definitely popped out of their comfort zone. (though I’m not sure who would be comfortable playing that rubbish) How many traddies think they can just pick up a bow and play classical. Is it just arrogance or is it ignorance. Maybe both, maybe neither and money is the attraction.

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HI, Fuddy Duddy Traddie here -

That stuff (see initial posting of Amadeus girlie band) is about as cold, antiseptic and soul-less as the hood ornament on a retro Mercedes.

Loved the hair, and the sultry looks.

My two-cent rave.
Best of luck, all.

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Quick, get ‘em on X-Factor. Have they been ‘signed’ yet? Does Simon know?, must be biting his fingers at missing this one; it would be right up X Factor Street.

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I want a T-shirt that says "Fuddy Duddy Traddie."

Hey, Pete (I know you’re out there), do you think you can add that to your T-shirt catalogue?

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I don’t know what everyone is so bothered about. It’s irrelevant

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The music doesn’t mind. Why should we?
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"It’s irrelevant" :-) Yes, not that any of the other topics on this site are irrelevant of course.

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261,327 views - not irrelevant to some people, it would appear.

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Llig: Spot on, as usually usual.

And I regret slagging them - lost my head. It gains nothing.

Presumably just nice girls earning an honest living.
More power to them.
Play on.
Just somewhere out of my earshot.
:-)

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Best not to let it worry you.

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G*D that is JUST SO F*****G HORRIBLE IT’s NOT TRUE…! I can’t *believe* they can take The King Of The Fairies and make it MORE HORRIBLE THAN IT ALREADY IS…It’s enough to make the whole IrTrad community turn away silently and burn or bury their instruments just to make sure that these appalling late fruits of the tradition have no soil in which to drop even more ghastly seeds.

If the trawler of debt clobbers its way through the gaudy coral reef of contemporary cultural life leaving it impossible for any but the truly talented or the truly mad to go on living there, it may not be such a bad thing…

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Once again we have the mustard board attacking a completely different genre than trad. This obviously isn’t trad, isn’t meant to sound trad. Why post a video that isn’t trad on a trad site and then complain how un-trad it is. Sorry, it’s just irksome to me.

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They are using a trad tune. And playing it very poorly. Sorry, but they’re fair game.

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So, Fiddlechick7, in whatever genre it’s supposed to be in …

… is it any good?

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Young sensuous beautiful girls, thrusting their hips and pursing their luscious lips in time with the music, their liquid flavoured eyes bearing into my very soul. Christ what I’d give to be 70 again. Now what were those ‘small ejaculations’ that the priest told me to say when tempted by impure thoughts all those years ago. It’s amazing how you forget things.
By the way the music also sounded familiar, I’m sure I heard it somewhere. Slap on the wrist for that person who walked away and left a lighted torch on the ground in what appeared to be a wooded area!!!! Those girls could have lost those fiddles in a subsequent blaze. Ah! I think I got it now….was the tune ‘Blaze Away’???

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silly me. I should have looked at the utube vid before reading the posts. Clearly, most, if not all of the posts are by ye male versions of the human race. So easy impressed by sultry look and mediocre music! This, my dear hombres, is what women do before they want to procreate the human race. Do ye not know that?! If not, god help you. They need men who react like you. Musicalistic feministicism; and you love it - that’s the scary thing.

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…later on they just play tunes, and want you to feckin’ well sit there and listen;
years later, they get human and sing sean nos, and are lovely human beings.

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While technically they may be able to knock off Schubert string quartet, a Brahms violin concerto, and a Beethoven Symphony before lunch, they collectively have got no soul.
Where’s the essence, the life force, the gravitas?
Where’s the beef?
There’s no there there.
It’s just a group of (sexually attractive) soulless zombies playing a tune…
and a poorly arranged one at that (what with all the key changes)…

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the best example I ever saw, was a young lady singing at the pub at Fanore, who looked better than any of those, and who sang sean nos (in Irish of course). And that was only in 2009, guys, so she might still be there!

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…how would you deal with that then, lads? Hmm? Would ye be up to it?

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‘who sang sean nos (in Irish of course).’

In what other language would she be singing sean-nós?

Have you been sniffing the socks again, DD?

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Ah, I left that one for ye, floos! The English sing sean nos in English of course, of course. Geez!

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Even the girls in that video had (IMO) the eroticism drained out of them by the ghastly lighting and the ghastlier noises they and maybe others were perpetrating. This is in signal contrast to most of the clips on this site, which are populated by ravishing brunettes playing passable music, and / or the other way round.

4 girls w/daring look, playing instruments & combining electronic pop-dance rhythms w/the Virtuosity of classic instruments*

imho pop musicians playing "King of the Fairies" is fine. Remember "The Butterfly"? Does the tradition expect us to form a posse everytime YouTube has a pop version of a tune which ye probably don’t even play in your session? If so ~ best to get busy, time is wasting.

*http://www.amadeusmusic.ro/index.php?discografie&lg=en&pid=3

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"and/or the other way round"? What, passable music playing ravishing brunettes? What? Settle, man, settle. Just watch the vid again.

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Seems to me it is the arrangement that is awful rather than the playing. Their technical proficiency seems obvious but I have no idea what they would do if they tried to play ITM without their marketing manager making all the decisions.

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Duijera, if you are referring to the description of Amadeus, it’s from the link. I translated the 1st bit from their Biography page.

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X-Factor ~ X marks the spot where the bomb is supposed to be dropped

It may have been this group, but some group like this did show on another related program ~ "Britain’s Got Talent", you know, the same one where Stavros Flatley and son took the stage… At least they were a bit of a laugh, ‘takin’ the Mick’… :-D

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I’ll say it again. Technically, they are adequate, not above average. Nothing special. Just being able to slide a bow across the strings and finger notes in pitch doesn’t make you an above average (or less than mediocre) fiddler. There are thousands upon thousands of fiddlers and violinists around the world who can play better than this but who will never get a recording contract.

Granted, the players in Amadeus are a notch or two above the Corrs in terms of musical ability. But that’s not saying much. Obviously, musical skill matters less than some other things….

Of course the video is 99.99% irrelevant to traditional Irish music. The only bit that *is* relevant is their choice of a tune. And there’s no harm in that, as I said in my first post. Would we be complaining about it if it was Midnight on the Water or Emma’s Waltz or the Beer Barrel Polka they were gyrating through? Sure we would, ‘cause us fuddy duddy traddies like to moan about most anything. :-)

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I’m not forming a posse, nor am I circulating petitions to have them banned…
I just object to the use of overt sexuality to sell their ‘performance’ of the tune….
If you turned off the video and just listened to the audio…
I’d have no problem with their take/arrangement of the tune…
everyone has a right to have their way with a tune…
IMHO using sexuality to ‘sell’ the arrangement, there’s where we part ways…
It takes the ‘art’ of the performance/arrangement/take on a tune
and degrades it when sexuality is brought into the equation…

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I have to echo those above who pointed out that it is irrelevant to discuss this in relationship to trad, since it obviously isn’t. It may be a traditional tune, but that is where resemblance to the tradition ends. So no use for us to evaluate it based on the criteria we use in our little world.

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emily will be relieved to hear there is a new purveyor of logic in town.

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SWFLF: "Look out lads, they’ll eat ya alive!"
Mmmm…

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Thank f**ck for that. It’s hard work being a purveyor of logic. Can I go back to just being irrational?

Seriously, who cares? It’s like watching pornography and complaining that the writing and the acting are crap. Well, duh. You’re not watching it for the writing and the acting, really. If you are, get help.

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I appreciate good acting in pornography. You’ve got to be able to suspend your disbelief.

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@fiddlerdan

Yup Liberace did say he was crying all the way to the bank. You think those young women aren’t? See my comment "Think making money." My point is this sort of thing goes on in all areas of music. We once had a concert pianist for a local music series who brought his own special light to light up his lovely long gray hair. Didn’t have much to do with his playing either….

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"Hear, hear, Jon. Send ‘em back to the minors" Thank you for a good laugh Fiddlerdan.
And you too Llig Leahcim, "I appreciate good acting in pornography. You’ve got to be able to suspend your disbelief." (LOL)

I didn’t understand the symbolism (if any) in this music video. Or was there even supposed to be any symbolism or any rhyme or reason for what I saw? On the other hand, since the musicians (using the term rather loosely) seem to have had a drummer with a full drum kit as one of the backup musicians, maybe I should be asking about the "cymbalism"?

"It’s hard work being a purveyor of logic. Can I go back to just being irrational?" No because there are too many irrational people on this web site already. However, we might let you try being either a purveyor of irrational logic or maybe an irrational purveyor of logic or, better yet, an irrational purveyor of irrational logic. Would you like to try one of those jobs?(I need an assistant)

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To answer the original question…..
You can either be a fuddy duddy traddie, and splutter into your pint of stout or real ale, or be a young male and go "Cor, wouldn’t kick them out of bed, know what I mean, know what I mean ?", or be an intellectual and pontificate on how no-one ever lost money by overestimating how low the public’s taste can be, and how you can use sex to sell almost anything these days.
By the way, have their been any female contributors to this discussion ? ( Miss Lonelyhearts, I know you don’t qualify. )

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Is this why Jeremy took down the MustardTube tab?

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The King of the Fairies a is a very stately and elegant tune and should not be subjected to such ill treatment!

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Pete — "By the way, have their been any female contributors to this discussion ? ( Miss Lonelyhearts, I know you don’t qualify. )"

Aye.

Fauxcelt — I think I’d be good as an irrational purveyor of irrational logic. I’m an expert in it; I do it all the time.

Michael — Who doesn’t.

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I appreciate these roll calls. It’s the only way I can suss out if anyone has been suspended, or changed their screen name.
I’ve always heard if you become a star & need an fitting star name use your 1st pet & street name. I’m Fritzy Center.

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Ooh. I’m Snowball Bismark! (This is not a very good stripper name; blame my parents for not buying the house on Stardust Circle….)

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I heard it was your first pet & mother’s maiden name. I’m Flopsy Keech. (Flopsy doesn’t really wook does it)

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Snowballs would be good for a well hung white guy

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First pet and mother’s maiden…. That makes me Rocky Keen. Sounds like a second-rate character in a second-rate Hemingway knock off.

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That makes me Stripe Monsey. Terrible.

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It is better than Bob Simpson. Hardly a porn name to inspire the ladies!

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Yeah, that’s your porn career fecked.

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What kid names their pet "Bob"? What was it? A dead goldfish?

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I like it.

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No, it was a Border Collie and a wild one at that. I was only young though. I doubt I had a hand in naming it. Subsequent dogs have been 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels called Scamp and Sam and now a Cocker spaniel (I wonder what the autocensor will do to that one!) called Dougal.

I have also had 2 goldfish. The first one I named Goldie! The second one, which had a silver stripe my sister named Silvie.

We also had a couple of hamsters and a cockatoo at some point but I haven’t a clue what they were called.

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At one point, weren’t they playing their electrical instruments in water? Perhaps Darwinian selection will take care of this issue in time……

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"I’m Flopsy Keech. (Flopsy doesn’t really wook does it)"

Works much better with my mother’s maiden name - Flopsy Cox.

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an Irish tune with everything even faintly Irish about it washed, bleached, pounded, dessicated out of it. It’s been turned into a mess of blurred sound as if they’re trying to sound like ‘the devil went down to georgia’ but with no groove, no feel, no rhythm, no lift, nothing. Leaving it to the drums and Bass to try and re-animate it. They look like they’re having fun though.

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I’ve always heard it was your middle name and street name…
that makes me Peter West…

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The bass player looks like she is more fond of her instrument than she should be.

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Why is everyone giving out the sort of information that banks ask for for identification purposes?

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Middle name and street name? That is a new one on me. In that case I am "Beaumont Glenturret" which I am sure we would all agree is much more sexy!

:-)

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Nice postings, Duij:

Nothing like electric fiddle and a female rapper doing waulking songs to a rhythm machine.

My ears are bleeding.

Gonna go sell all my MacMasters cds.

Laters.

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You’re welcome, rook.
Sorry about the bleedin’ ears.
Maybe this will help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1IDTfTUHk


Ca bfuil na Fianna croga - nach bfuil siad ann
Ca bfuil mo cairde ogra - taispan iad dom
Nach aithne me, Oisin, sar mhach as Fionn
Is me arais aris in Eireann Gach rud athrach anois -
gach rud difriuil Is dun na fianna i creach sna coilte mor
Is bhronach trom a cneasta ar mo ceann
Is me arais aris in Eireann

Where are the brave Fianna, are they not here?
Where are my young friends, are they not here?
Don’t you recognise me, Oisin, the son of Fionn?
Now that I am back in Eireann
Everything has changed now, everything is different
The forts of the Fianna are in ruins in the great woods
A heavy depression has decended on my mind
Now that I am back in Eireann

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But back to the original question……
….after seeing Vanessa Mae’s career trajectory, the fiddle-player in my band remarked "Nobody wants a used wet t-shirt.".
I fear the same may be true of these ladies. Why do I fear this ? Who cares ?

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"They are playing a trad tune…. so they are fair game." Right. Originally a trad tune, but they are not playing ITM… they are taking an Irish tune and setting it to a form of goth rock. This is one of many forms of "Celtic Rock", which, as many threads state, isn’t ITM and therefore shouldn’t be compared to ITM. It’s like comparing Martin Hayes to Great Big Sea… both great in my opinion, but not playing the same genre.

In answer to another question, "do I think they are good?" Well, not my cup of tea, but I don’t think they are without talent either. The ITM point to me, however, is moot.

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They’re doing what they do and managing to earn a crust - not doing me any harm.

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If Metallica can cover Whiskey in the Jar, why not.

For me, it was like having a root canal done on a train while its derailing into an abyss while someone else gives me paper cuts between my fingers and pours lemon juice on them.

But, again, that is just me…to each his own.

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SilverSpear, I do now hereby declare you to the be The Session.org’s very own Irrational Purveyor Of Irrational Logic.
Twisty, are you trying to say that this band has turned King Of The Fairies into a zombie and the tune needs to be brought back to life and re-animated?

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Toby Mullen, reporting in.

However, I thought your porn name was your first pet’s name and the name of the first street you lived on.

In which case:

Toby Greenwood, reporting in.

…which actually sounds like I should be singing American country & western music on a big stage with a giant flag behind me, jets roaring overhead, perched bald eagles screaming along, and Sarah Palin in a bikini sitting seductively at my feet with a 12 gauge shotgun in her hands.

“This Saturday night at 7, Toby Greenwood and the Blind Patriotics! Get your tickets now!”

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…support by Hovis Abbotswood
Hey, I quite like that ; )

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Someone’s gotta irrationally purvey irrational logic. One of my stronger skills (haha..unlike piping).

So SWFL, that’s a great image. When is the Republican Party going to hire you to to do their PR?

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I can’t improve on FiferFiddler’s description of how that appalling slaughterhouse of a performance affects the normal human system. Even stupid people witrh too much money and time to spend should be shielded from cultural experiences that hack up the brain like Gordon Ramsey in a foul mood going at a lump of celeriac with a dodgy grater. Except that that leads to totalitarian art policies and all that bollox…

Sarah Palin Is Cuddly.

(I say that to wind people up…)

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Go for that irrational logic, SilverSpear. We will cheer you on.

One of my relatives (a first cousin and his family) lived in Wasilla (Alaska) for several years before moving to Minnesota recently. Yes, my relatives were acquainted with Sarah Palin and the rest of her family and they have a high opinion of Sarah Palin. Although I am neutral on Sarah Palin because I am not quite sure what to think about her or of her, I am still on speaking terms with my cousin and his family.
I didn’t tell my cousin that when I first saw Sarah Palin on television, she reminded of an actress whom I saw in a pornographic movie many years ago when I was much younger.

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Nae bother. Just don’t ever expect me to purvey rational logic.

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Hey, faux, was she any good at acting?

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SS, I don’t know why they don’t hire me for that. They are marketing her all wrong. The need to press home the total babe-o-licious factor, not side step it.

Political Disclaimer: I’m an old school, John Adams, George Washington-type American. For example, I have wooden teeth and enjoy wearing powdered wigs, but more importantly, they didn’t need political parties and neither do I.

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Obviously not Michael; she couldn’t even convince as a politician. To think she almost came within a heartbeat of the presidency.
I have just returned from a week skiing in Utah and everyone I spoke to there seemed to like her. Mind you they also think that the earth started in 4004 B.C. As I said on my evaluation card at the end of the tour of the Tabernacle I have things in my ‘fridge older than that.

Mmmm! Skiing!

re Amadeus: Nice looking women but stick to light classics. They know how to play them.

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Don’t know about that, Geoff. She convinced a hell of a lot of people, including Fox News (not like that’s hard), for whom she now works.

They did a reasonable job pressing home the babe-o-licious factor. Did you notice that a lot of her supporters were oggling old white guys?

SWFL, I hope you have a wig glue collection to rival John Adams’.

I want to go skiing.

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I remember during the election that a bunch of my guy friends said they’d vote Palin over Clinton if it came to that based soley on the fact that they thought Palin more attractive. How is that for scary American politics!?

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Sad and scary, but that’s why my marketing plan is foolproof!

SS, I have a standing account with Yaalhouse’s House of Wig Glue. I’m actually on the Preferred Customer Plan for being a frequent shopper!

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Llig, it has been so long since I saw this pornographic movie that I can’t remember whether or not any of the women in this movie actually could act. At the time, I was so young that I was more preoccupied with something else besides the acting ability of the women in the movie.

SilverSpear, I guess expecting rational logic from an illogical human being is asking for too much.

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Fiddlechick7, I would probably have voted for Sarah Palin over Hillary Clinton because I became too well-acquainted with Bill and Hillary Clinton while Bill was governor of Arkansas. He was governor of Arkansas for so many years that it began to seem as if he was going to be Governor-For-Life when Bill Clinton decided to run for President.

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crikey! Yanks eh

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SilverSpear

You CAN go skiing. There’s been a whole load of snow in Scotland this year. You may have noticed.

Get up to Aviemore. Come on! No excuses!

Is Sarah Palin still being investigated over the (alleged, in case her lawyer is logged on)corruption charges?

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They keep closing Aviemore because of ….. wait for it…. too much snow!