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Still, any excuse to get a dig at Keiran Richardson in I suppose. [Jun. 15th, 2007|03:15 pm]
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So, I think it was bengraham posted in poptimism about an article in today's Guardian where pop stars of today are rude about old albums. As carsmilesteve pointed out it is rubbish for two reasons: 1 - It's redundant, and has been done millions of times before and 2 - Who cares what pop stars think anyway? They're pop stars, they aren't supposed to think. There's no other field of entertainment where they'd do this is there?

Johan Cruyff, nominated by Keiran Richardson of Manchester United
"I don't see what was so great about Johan Cruyff. All he could do was that one turn, and what was the deal with playing hard, and not thinking he was the best player ever before he'd done anything even vaguely worthwhile in his career etc."

It just wouldn't happen, would it?

From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-15 02:37 pm (UTC)

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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
そうそう。お花の先生の名前の紅陽ってscarlet sunっていう意味。
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-15 02:43 pm (UTC)
20代のときに習っていた先生は偶然同じような名前で光陽。shining sun。
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-06-15 02:44 pm (UTC)
Well those Japanese dudes summed up just what I was going to say, but here it is again: the talking heads on tv list/nostalgia shows do it all the time: "I don't see what was so great about Thundercats," gestured Jimmy Carr. "Everyone liked it at the time but *I* saw through its poor animation and sloppy dubbing."
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-15 02:45 pm (UTC)
I see.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2007-06-16 04:42 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, the TV nostalgia shows do it a lot, but the fact that you're using Jimmy Carr in yr argument proves that it's a fairly rubbish thing to do, no?
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[User Picture]From: katstevens
2007-06-16 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Poor show all round. I guess some people got sick of talking about why things are great, and decided to slag stuff off instead. Boo! Hiss!
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2007-06-15 02:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2007-06-15 03:46 pm (UTC)
Jeremy Paxman nominated by Fern Cotton
Paxman's overrated. All he does is shout at people and then they get scared and mess up their answers. I think interviewers should be warm and cuddly and fluffy and smile a lot.

Winston Churchill nominated by Tony Blair
Well, you see, the thing is, if we're being totally frank, the Labour Party is totally committed to, you see, not actually governing, technically, in a war context, and Winston, well, the thing is, he was to be admired, but he was in charge, and there was a war on, you see.

Pete Bennett nominated by Jade Goody
Nah mate, realieey tellee starz, they ain't no good no more, innit, cos like that Pete bloke, like, wot's his problem, like why is it cos he swears at everyone all the time. I think he's got a illness innit, but yeah, like he's overrated, right, cos, well, you know like, cos he is.

Dick Whittington nominated by Ken Linvingstone
To be Mayor of this fine city, you've got to understand what this city really wants. Whittington just didn't have "it". What was all that stuff with the cats? I never understood that. He could have significantly reduced his overheads by removing the cats, and I'm sure that's exactly what all Londoners would have wanted.

The Beast (from Beauty & The Beast) nominated by Shrek

I could go on, but I think I'm doing this joke to death. And I actually ought to do some work at some point this afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: argyraspid
2007-06-15 04:06 pm (UTC)
1) Redundant? In a world where magazines and umpteen zillion websites put out a greatest 100 'x' of all time EVERY YEAR, this is hardly the most redundant exercise you can find around. Besides, I've not read those particular criticisms before, so they constitute new material to my eyes.

2) If someone is competent enough to write good tunes and lyrics, there's a fair chance they can competently comment on someone else's tune and lyrics. As for pop stars not thinking: Craig Finn, Alex Kapranos, Wayne Coyne and a few others there are hardly vapid morons.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-06-17 09:27 am (UTC)
2. but wouldn't you rather have people whose main talent was writing about music doing it instead? thinking is not a pre-requisite of being a popstar, those who do both are cheating ;)
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