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Boston AI - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Boston AI
Well... some horrendous singers and one weird guy in armor, but at least no one going on and on about how the judges suck and they'd be sorry and all that. Maybe they edited them out. Or maybe we were just exceptionally well behaved.

Er... no. Probably edited out, because they figured the audience would be bored with it by now.

There was another teenage crooner, and Simon said something about no one under twenty relating to him. I think, to some extent, he's right--I haven't noticed a big move away from hip hop and toward the Rat Pack at work--but I think he's missing something that's been on the show itself for three years: Almost all of the crooners have been teenagers. The people moving up are starting to see it as cool again. In another five or ten years, maybe we will start having music you can sing along with again. hearing a different sound.
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riah_chan From: riah_chan Date: February 8th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I bought John Steven's album (the red-haired crooner from season 3) and it is really good. It is mostly remakes but I can sing along in the car (where it is constantly) to good music. I like crooners. ^__^
valerie_valerah From: valerie_valerah Date: February 8th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
In another five or ten years, maybe we will start having music you can sing along with again. hearing a different sound.

God, let's hope so :P
penny_pixie From: penny_pixie Date: February 8th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the guy in armor was impersonating the band GWAR.
lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: February 8th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Simon apparently hasn't heard of Michael Bublé ;).
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2006 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm under twenty, and I always love the crooners on AI.

In another five or ten years, maybe we will start having music you can sing along with again. hearing a different sound.

Anything to move us away from hip hop sounds wonderful to me.

- Whitney
darth_pipes From: darth_pipes Date: February 8th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
To use Simon's words, the last three cities have been dreadful. Doesn't look promising this year.
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: February 8th, 2006 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it would be *great* if crooners came back in style. They tend to make me melt, and I'm entirely too uptight.
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: February 8th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Almost all of the crooners have been teenagers.

I haven't noticed this on the show (because I don't watch it), but I think I may have been noticing this in real life. I, for one, can't wait.
chocolatepot From: chocolatepot Date: February 8th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Especially as it really hurts me when people get the idea that that pop style is the way to sing well. In my music class, everyone's had to sing America or America the Beautiful, and a few people have done this really poppy thing with their voices and I want to hit them. Stop scooping and sliding!
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or geez, look at any sports event. I hate listening to someone wobbly vibrato their entire way through thte national anthem. Choose ONE part to emphasize, if you really, really must. Or, and I know this sounds crazy, just, you know, sing it simply.

Rene
greyathena From: greyathena Date: February 8th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
look at some of the female singers coming up, like Nellie McKay - they're sort of reinventing the crooner as an art form and modernizing it. the kids totally think it's cool again. poor old Simon, desperately clinging to his pop dreams . . .
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