Monday, December 01, 2008

Britney -singer, dancer, lip syncher?

Though I'm not a big fan of her music, I am glad to see Miss Spears appears have stopped shaving her head and waving her bare coochie around town. It's always kinda sad to see a mother of two small chidren go completely off the rails.
But while it's good that she is on the mend and all that, can anyone explain to me the point of her-or anyone else- going on television and lip synching? I mean really? Why bother? If you can sing why not sing? Especially on a show about people trying to make it singing.
By the way I don't watch X Factor but it was on in the gym yesterday and my battery had died in the pod. This or Ne-yo were my options. And you try running to Ne-Yo. Actually try running to 'womanizer' either, not pretty.



Blogger Twenty Major said...

If you can sing why not sing? Especially on a show about people trying to make it singing.

I don't think she can sing outside of a studio, hence the miming.

She certainly can't sing and dance at the same time - proof

10:25 a.m.  
Blogger morgor said...

Stop stealing my comments Major.

(see how I used your "surname" to make it seem more intimidating)

10:40 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Oh, you're sooo cynical FMC...

She's probably so micro-managed at the moment that, even if she had the ability to sing, she wouldn't be allowed to.

10:42 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

She was miming badly, 'dancing' out of synch, and the 'song' is atrocious. She should retire.

10:45 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Twenty, that clip...I am speechless.
Morning folks, ain't it bloomin' cold? My garden is frozen over and the house reeks of wood smoke for last night's terrific idea to throw a log on our fire. Bah.

10:54 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Ah, that woodsmokey "eau du 'alting site".

You've still got a draught prob with the fire?

11:18 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

A little, the extra height has created enough of a vacuum that it's not smoking when I light it, but throwing a huge log on it was probably not the brightest of ideas, plus I'm concerned that there might be smoke seepage from the surround.

11:28 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Hmm, I presume you've gone the gamut of professional advice? Sounds like it draws fine when it's really hot, but not with wood/turf? "Smoke seepage from the surround" should NOT be possible.

Is there anything on top of the chimney pot? Is there a (hinged) hood, that opens several inches into the room to increase the draught?

11:39 a.m.  
Anonymous red leeroy said...

I saw this as well. She looked kinda bored. I had a sick sense of wanting her to start freaking out though. I shouldn't but I did.

11:54 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

She did look bored Leeroy, bored and nervous- although I supose the nerves re to be expected after the roasting she got after her last public performance. She's been complaining of late that she feels trapped becasue her father is keeping a tight rein on her. My non medical guess is that she is far from right and only strict adherance to medication is keeping this gal on the straing and narrow.

Conan, we have a wind filter on the top of the chimbley stack and our hood is not hinged, and exactly right- very hot= no smoke, everything else not hit and miss. And there is deffinitely some seepage from the surround. We may need to get a third professional opinon on this one.

12:23 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

A few hmmms here on your behalf. Sounds like the fire needs to be a bit deeper to draw better. The surround issue is probly just a symptom of the poor draught, although it should be properly sealed with/to the wall around the hearth. If there was any builder/renovator who made changes ('improvements') to an original fireplace get them back to sort it out.

1:04 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sigh, I think you're probably right.

1:19 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

The ass cheeks hanging out is NOT a good look. I couldn't watch much of it, FMC.
Her voice is so digitally manipulated that it barely sounds human.

1:30 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I watched it in confused fascination myself. She's borrowed Madonna's look hasn't she?

1:45 p.m.  
Blogger Twenty Major said...

Stop stealing my comments Major.

(see how I used your "surname" to make it seem more intimidating)

I'm shittin' it, honest.

1:57 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

poor brit. This is what she had to say when asked what she thought of the other singers on x-factor:

2:23 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Marmalde, that's all I can say to that.

2:29 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say she can't sing inside a studio either. I blame the makers of Auto-Tune. And her parents. And those hot pants.

3:40 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Oh God, Auto Tune, it's so vile. Cowbells, it reminds me of cowbells.

5:08 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

I was about to come off all high and mighty about being glad Britney isn't my 'generation,' that she's untalented and awful, and a clear indication that Andy Warhol's joke about everyone being famous for 15 minutes is true.

Then I remembered Sean Cassidy.


9:01 p.m.  
Blogger laughykate said...

Oh she's much more interesting when she's being a mentalist.

Yes, I am that shallow.

9:23 p.m.  
Anonymous Fiona said...

But I thought Milli Vanilli put paid to the whole lip synching lark? OK, in fairness, they weren't even lip synching to their own voices, but still! Didn't we learn anything from the eighties goddammit?

11:14 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

We learned 'Girl you know it's truuuuee, oh oh oh, I lurve youuuuu.'

12:35 p.m.  

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