Tag Archives: Singing

More Inspiration or Plagiarism?

Girl From the North Country Scarborough Fair / Canticle “Remember me to one who lives there: she once was a true love of mine.” Which do you prefer? Martin Carthy: the missing link between Dylan and Simon

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Happy Trails to You from the King of the Cowboys

Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) We’re back in childhood territory again. I had two heroes on television in the 1950s: Zorro and Roy Rogers. I guess we could suggest that they represented the good and bad … Continue reading

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Rocking the Housewife Vibe

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941 – September 29, 2020) This might seem a strange post to anyone who follows me here on WordPress, but it’ll make some sense when you read on. I watched I Am Woman on Netflix last … Continue reading

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Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) Again, I never thought of doing Elvis’ astrological chart analysis until I saw Nick Merico on American Idol this week. Now, I wonder why I didn’t think to do it … Continue reading

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It’s a Merico Idol

Nick Merico (age 24) Last night was the first episode of season 18 of American Idol. Nick Merico, who dropped out of last year’s contest due to a family crisis, auditioned again. My first thought, which I’d had when Adam … Continue reading

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Judy: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance?

No: Gotta Eat, Gotta Sleep We saw this movie yesterday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, having not read or seen any advance publicity. So, I think it was a bit disappointing to have it focus on the London “Talk … Continue reading

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I Predict the Winner of The Voice (#15)

Kennedy Holmes She’s only 14 years old, but she is so “Confident”…

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Honourable Mentions: the Other Six

The Launch Losers? A comment on one of the YouTube videos says: “I don’t want to hate on this singer, but…” the other version was better. And so it seemed to me sometimes. So in fairness to those not chosen, … Continue reading

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Manufactured Hits: the First Six

The Launch: Season One The proof is in the pudding, they say, and the individuals who stepped up to compete in this new television show have got their just desserts. I was won over in the very first show. The … Continue reading

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Musical Theatre: Art Imitating Life?

Who is Really in Charge? In 2006, Mel Gibson made a mistake. In the heat of the moment, he said some stuff that got him sidelined for almost 10 years. Admittedly, what he said sounded weird at the time, but, … Continue reading

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