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Posted by Sordidman on February 1, 2007 at 08:33:34:
No insult intended.
But I refuse to have ANYTHING to do with anything that resembles, the American Idol, Australian Idol, - etc. etc. contests.
IMO, - and I realize that this is extreme, and perhaps a bit OTT, - these shows are completely wrong and border on the immoral. As a former/semi-current songwriter,- I find it grossly insulting an inappropriate that some person who has the ability to sing, (and that is often debatable), - will get awarded a recording contract for singing someone elses song, - often aping; without doing ANYTHING themselves.
It's just criminal... (But that is the ultimate indictment on the recording industry, - and why it needs to go, or at least be transformed away from it's current incarnation. Can you imagine, creative, imaginative, talented, and "new" artists that got recording contracts in the '80s and '70s wouldn't have a prayer of getting signed today).
Pardon the rant.
If it's not love, then it's the bomb that'll bring us together