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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-18-09 01:10 PM
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12. Is this why I don't get it?
My brother was trying to explain that its a song about having dreams, but I can't get over the song as the deathbed lament of a desperate woman who doesn't know what is going to become of her daughter. Her rendition didn't move me as much as I normally expect.

Les Miserables is a depressing story. "On My Own" is my fave song...it makes me cry like a baby.
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  -Why does she thrill us? Susan Boyle is the anti-"Pretty Woman" pnwmom  Apr-18-09 12:33 PM   #0 
  - I love it.  liberalmuse   Apr-18-09 12:39 PM   #1 
  - I think she's got a swell face. That plastic shit gets old after you've seen a few hundred thousand  MADem   Apr-18-09 12:41 PM   #2 
  - I agree. I remember seeing an episode of, I think, The Twilight Zone,  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 12:59 PM   #4 
  - Number 12 Looks Just Like You (it first aired in 1964)  MADem   Apr-18-09 03:43 PM   #62 
     - Thanks for the link!  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 04:11 PM   #64 
  - "neon teeth"  CrispyQ   Apr-18-09 01:01 PM   #6 
  - His teeth...  Puzzler   Apr-18-09 01:29 PM   #27 
  - Yep, and now they all got that unbelievably grotesque "spray-on tan" crap going -  nickyt   Apr-18-09 01:07 PM   #10 
  - Who was it who said this?  Raksha   Apr-18-09 04:33 PM   #67 
  - The strangely proportioned Francis Bacon!  MADem   Apr-18-09 05:51 PM   #73 
     - Thank you, MADem! I knew someone would bail me out on this one.  Raksha   Apr-18-09 08:03 PM   #84 
  - And don't forget the same BLUE contact lenses!  D-Lee   Apr-18-09 05:16 PM   #68 
  - Being an often grumpy old man  nevergiveup   Apr-18-09 12:51 PM   #3 
  - Part of it was her brilliant choice of that particular song.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:02 PM   #7 
     - Is this why I don't get it?  dkf   Apr-18-09 01:10 PM   #12 
        - I think she also picked the tune to demonstrate her range to the three judges.  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:15 PM   #17 
        - Actually its not done by Webber, its by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg  dkf   Apr-18-09 01:32 PM   #30 
           - I saw Miss Saigon in London, oh...Jeez, was it sixteen years ago?  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:44 PM   #41 
        - Here's a link to the lyrics. Pretend you never saw Les Miserables.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:19 PM   #21 
           - She's got culture...  WHAT   Apr-18-09 01:48 PM   #45 
              - You are right that we're starved for culture,  Raksha   Apr-18-09 05:24 PM   #70 
              - I agree with you...  WHAT   Apr-18-09 07:29 PM   #79 
                 - I didn't really stop to think about it when I posted,  Raksha   Apr-18-09 07:44 PM   #83 
                 - "Modulating a deep emotional experience." YES!  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 09:37 PM   #86 
              - Did you know, also, that she's developmentally delayed?  MADem   Apr-19-09 06:11 AM   #94 
                 - And she has overcome that and become a singer.  GoesTo11   Apr-19-09 04:24 PM   #99 
  - I think she is cute  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-18-09 01:01 PM   #5 
  - I was wondering if that is why everyone is so bowled over by her.  dkf   Apr-18-09 01:03 PM   #8 
  - How often does someone bare her talent -- and soul -- to the world  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:07 PM   #11 
  - She's really very talented. And there was no "voice mixer" or "overdub" or  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:11 PM   #13 
  - It's not about her voice at all really  MedleyMisty   Apr-18-09 01:13 PM   #15 
  - Wow you are so right.  dkf   Apr-18-09 01:45 PM   #42 
  - Because the TV says so!  mitchum   Apr-18-09 01:36 PM   #33 
     - I haven't watched TV in a decade  MedleyMisty   Apr-18-09 01:45 PM   #43 
        - I think you're right -- "this story came from the bottom up  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:53 PM   #50 
  - All she needs is a good hairstylist and some fancy duds, and she's set.  kestrel91316   Apr-18-09 01:04 PM   #9 
  - She doesn't want a makeover. "Why should I?" she said! nt  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:12 PM   #14 
  - She doesn't need a makeover. Her hair actually looks a little better  kestrel91316   Apr-18-09 01:40 PM   #38 
     - I think when she went for a haircut, the hairdresser did a better job  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:49 PM   #48 
  - she doesn't "need" any of that. n/t  eShirl   Apr-18-09 01:17 PM   #19 
  - I just listened to that song of hers from '99, Cry Me A River.  originalpckelly   Apr-18-09 01:13 PM   #16 
  - It makes me want to cry a river.  originalpckelly   Apr-18-09 01:16 PM   #18 
  - She's been in music for a long time--just not "famous" at it!  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:19 PM   #20 
     - How has she been in music for a long time?  LisaL   Apr-18-09 01:20 PM   #22 
     - Singing in a choir doesn't count?  alarimer   Apr-18-09 01:24 PM   #24 
     - It wasn't enough for her, clearly. She said she'd always wanted to perform  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:27 PM   #25 
        - She performed at the local pub next to a hotel near her home regularly.  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:41 PM   #39 
           - I hadn't heard about her performing in the pub regularly, or about musicals.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:48 PM   #46 
     - Give me a break??? Is she your best friend? Do you live in the next council house over in West  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:38 PM   #35 
        - Yea and my parents wanted my sister to play a piano.  LisaL   Apr-18-09 04:23 PM   #65 
           - How about getting paid to sing at the hotel bar?  MADem   Apr-18-09 05:34 PM   #71 
              - I've read through the link you provided. It says she took  LisaL   Apr-18-09 06:37 PM   #76 
                 - It doesn't matter. You don't think she's a musician because you think that  MADem   Apr-18-09 06:51 PM   #77 
                    - Nothing you say makes any sense to me. How am I being  LisaL   Apr-18-09 06:57 PM   #78 
                       - You've decided she's not "in music" because she doesn't fit into your odd definition of that term.  MADem   Apr-18-09 07:35 PM   #80 
                          - I have meant that she was not a professional singer,  LisaL   Apr-18-09 07:40 PM   #81 
                          - You're moving the goalposts. You said she was not "in music."  MADem   Apr-18-09 07:41 PM   #82 
                          - I've been in music all of my life too. I love hearing it. And I sing in the shower.  BlooInBloo   Apr-18-09 09:53 PM   #91 
                             - There you go.  LisaL   Apr-18-09 10:04 PM   #92 
                             - Performed in musicals, in an organized choir, at your local pub, and the nearby hotel bar?  MADem   Apr-19-09 06:07 AM   #93 
     - She took lessons for a couple years and sings in the church choir.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:24 PM   #23 
        - Nope. She sang at the hotel pub and in local musicals, too.  MADem   Apr-18-09 01:42 PM   #40 
  - In a word, novelty, or... a token.  burning rain   Apr-18-09 01:28 PM   #26 
  - In three words: authenticity, beauty, courage. In one word: soul.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:31 PM   #29 
  - Well, I suppose having a soul might do as a novelty, for a little while.  burning rain   Apr-18-09 01:55 PM   #52 
  - She seems to have more talent than most of these pathetic excuses for singers today.  originalpckelly   Apr-18-09 01:38 PM   #36 
  - Because some people underestimate ugly people.  Hanse   Apr-18-09 01:30 PM   #28 
  - She's only ugly to those with Madison Avenue eyes.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:33 PM   #31 
     - No, she's ugly to you to.  Hanse   Apr-18-09 01:34 PM   #32 
        - Where have I indicated surprise? In looks, she reminds me of many of the beloved Irish  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:37 PM   #34 
           - With your OP.  Hanse   Apr-18-09 01:40 PM   #37 
              - Some people won't ever get it. The OP is for those who do. n/t  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:46 PM   #44 
                 - Hahaha. Disagree with me? You don't get it.  tabasco   Apr-18-09 01:58 PM   #53 
                    - I'm not trying to debate. The OP was written  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 02:09 PM   #56 
  - Nietzschean inversion.  BlooInBloo   Apr-18-09 01:48 PM   #47 
  - Remind me.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 01:55 PM   #51 
     - Ugly becomes pretty, if you just redefine enough terms.  BlooInBloo   Apr-18-09 02:09 PM   #57 
        - which we see over and over in the fashion world  Iris   Apr-19-09 06:24 AM   #95 
  - Her "ugliness" wouldn't merit a 2nd glance walking down the street.  Peregrine Took   Apr-18-09 01:53 PM   #49 
  - To me, Simon what's-his-name's teeth look unnerving.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 02:05 PM   #54 
  - It only has to the pathologically insecure.  glitch   Apr-18-09 02:53 PM   #61 
  - It's an airbrush nozzle--like they use to paint cars!!  MADem   Apr-18-09 02:07 PM   #55 
  - This reminds me of a story about a young garment worker who was protesting slave labor  glitch   Apr-18-09 02:50 PM   #60 
  - And it's not like she looks like THIS:  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 03:56 PM   #63 
  - Exactly. She is an average looking woman.  LisaL   Apr-18-09 04:27 PM   #66 
     - On the surface, she's just ordinary -- which in some people's book,  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 09:40 PM   #87 
  - As far as I'm concerned, she's one of the most beautiful people on the planet. n/t  Subdivisions   Apr-18-09 02:19 PM   #58 
  - Imitation is suicide.(Ralph Waldo Emerson) nt  glitch   Apr-18-09 02:43 PM   #59 
  - The A&R industry is scrambling to find more Susan Boyles  rucky   Apr-18-09 05:24 PM   #69 
  - And that won't work  MedleyMisty   Apr-18-09 05:35 PM   #72 
  - And then some reporter will go to her hometown and the jig will be up.  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 09:42 PM   #89 
  - She doesn't.  LWolf   Apr-18-09 06:31 PM   #74 
  - Then I'd be doing you a disservice  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 09:46 PM   #90 
     - Ah.  LWolf   Apr-19-09 01:33 PM   #98 
        - She qualified. The talent competition will be ongoing. n/t  pnwmom   Apr-19-09 09:26 PM   #100 
  - She thrills us because of her talent. It's dumb to try to spin this into a social statement.  Mike 03   Apr-18-09 06:33 PM   #75 
  - I'm not talking about her face. I'm talking about her persistence -- even  pnwmom   Apr-18-09 09:27 PM   #85 
  - Susan Boyle defies the 'rules' just because she has REAL HONEST TO G-D TALENT  Mind_your_head   Apr-18-09 09:41 PM   #88 
  - GOOD for her! I hope she doesn't change a thing. n/t  Triana   Apr-19-09 10:36 AM   #96 
  - On her own terms?  Threedifferentones   Apr-19-09 10:42 AM   #97 
 

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