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Opinions? Or None?
that's how it felt on saturday.
" i'm no-one, i've just had a difficult life"
" ok kid, show us what you can do"
blasts out song
" hmm" stroking chin " let me just say,.......... that was amazing"
strings well, drums crash. end.
It's the kind of thing that you wouldn't watch on your own because it is quite shit, but it's great as a sort of, er, 'communal watching experience'.
I think the concept of musical tribes having enemies is, or at least should be, long long gone.
At least when you pass the age of 15 anyway.
i was just wondering if anyone considered it a hinderance to making more 'interesting' music ( i have included the inverted commas again).
It's turned into a soap opera, nothing more, nothing less.
Their careers last as long too.
could you explain how it sucks the soul from artists and concepts?
but that's no excuse for such a poorly-thought out argument!
it's great though - give it a try!
bamos is right. Anyone with any sense grows out of this opinion when they are 15.
pop music will always exist alongside other types of music. if they can create a tv program about it that makes me marginally less depressed about being in on a friday night, great.
I always end up getting really opinionated about who should win, despite knowing I'd never buy their records anyway.
things i like:
- playing armchair critic and shouting "you're only going through because your dog died yesterday and cheryl's shedding empathy tears!" at the TV
- the rubbish chicken factory worker auditionees
- when one of a group can't sing and they have a big "will they go solo?" drama
things i don't like
- the crescendo music they play (e.g. the start of We Are The Champions) before they announce that it's four Yesses
- when a judge says "a million percent yes"
- when they let someone on who clearly demonstrates mental health issues*
- the use of autotune (which was less obvious last saturday).
*having said that, why would anyone who has a crap voice and is of sound mind audition for X-factor?
the x-factor doesn't stop people from recording good, independent records or stop people buying them...
as he's thinking about how to market the contestant.
" yeah i'd 'market' her first, then the brunette, then the slightly chubby but cute blonde one, then her"
When Michael Palin dies, Dermot will be THE NICEST MAN IN BRITAIN.
Opportunity knocks/New Faces were going years ago, didn't prevent great music being made then, doesn't prevent it now. I think it's a bit of a shame that lots of young kids/idiots get humiliated during the early stages, but, meh, I don't care that much.
I think bandwagon jumping record labels/NME style journalism are more my enemy/the enemy of bands I like.
I don't pay any attention to whatsoever. don't think I've ever seen an episode
but its certainly not the enemy of 'music'.
its worse for tv than it is for music, and it can be entertaining (if cruel) tv anyway
The enemy of music is The Enemy because that's their name.
What I find horrible about the X-Factor is the way it's produced, feels as though absolutely everything is manipulated to deceive the viewer.
Unless Simon Cowell is actually physically stopping people from recording and enjoying certain types of music, it shouldn't have any effect on your own musical view.
He's stopping MBV from releasing a new LP, every time it's due to be pressed he sneaks into Kevin Shields's house and steals the master tapes.
It was the Michael Jackson nut who worked in Boots. HAHAHAHA!! He was on that Derek Acorah programme where they had the MJ seance wasn't he......"say hello to Quincy Jones for me....". Sometimes TV can be so shit but also very uplifting in a 'thank God I'm not him' kind of way.
Where's Gareth Gates?