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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:31 PM
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Rufus Wainwright is singing on Letterman
Is there any singer in the world that has a more annoying voice than Rufus? Damn, he grates on my nerves!
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roughsatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:40 PM
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1. I love idiosyncratic (annoying to some) voices and like RW's very much
I actually just sent an email to a friend with a link to Rufus's site: http://www.rufuswainwright.com /

I got goosebumps when he sang tonight. But I guess that is why they make chocolate and vanilla.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:42 PM
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2. yep, I agree with you
Last time RW was Letterman, he had his mom there. I think he's a nice guy, I just don't like to hear him sing. I'd rather hear his dad do "Classical Gas" for the nine millionth time. :)
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roughsatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:49 PM
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3. I like his dad and his mom and aunts too but RW
is my favorite in the family. But I really do like a lot of people that some think are "lousy" singers: Lou Reed, Dory Previn, Yoko Ono, Diamanda Galas, Joan Labarbara, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Marianne Faithful, Leonard Cohen, Charlotte Church. (I just put her in to be silly. I don't have any of her CDs but she seems like a nice young woman.)

I hate when recording technologies are used to make voices sound "better." I hate processed sound when used to prettify.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:00 AM
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5. I like some of those
I like Lou Reed (kind of), and Bob Dylan, and Eno and Marianne Faithful, and Leonard Cohen, and Charlotte Church. The others I'm not familiar with. (except for Yoko, she sucks.)

And I don't like the processing technology you speak of either.
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:20 PM
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11. i thought his dad was louden.....
....i never heard louden do classical gas before. i think mason williams wrote it. glenn campbell use to play it all the time.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-03 11:53 PM
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4. EVER SEEN TOMMY TRICKER
A movie he was in as a kid...oh god bad bad bad
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:01 AM
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6. I don't know that one
Did he sing in it?
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catpower2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:06 AM
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7. When I saw your title, I was thinking how much I love his voice...
and how I wish I was listening to him right now (at work). Different strokes, eh?

Cat
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Boudicea Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:08 AM
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8. I heard his version of Paper Moon
a song I dearly love, and it was butchered, just horrible. My 18 year old loves him, though. :)
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:07 PM
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9. Thanks for the warning...
he is an obnoxious little prick with a horrible voice. And I'm a fan of some hysterical singers- Plant, Buckley, Pierce, etc
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:16 PM
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10. weird...
I love his voice. I think he's great. To each his own...
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