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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:59 PM
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I listened to the samples of Paris Hilton's CD at ITunes and I can
say with absolute confidence she doesn't measure up to Claudene Longet as a singer. I have no idea how well she shoots, does anyone know?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 04:15 PM
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1. Maybe it's all the hype about her...
Or maybe it's the trashy image of herself that she presents to the world; but I find myself steering as clear as possible of anything she is associated with. :puke:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 04:21 PM
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2. I'd steer clear of the CD indeed
I went into it with an open mind because I like some Britney songs and Madonna, but instead of being fun, it's very annoying.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 05:57 PM
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3. Are either one of you old enough to remember Ms. Longet?
Just askin'...
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 06:08 PM
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4. No, I just looked her up
I bet Paris's CD will be in the used bin just as quickly - lol.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:36 PM
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5. I didn't help you any by misspelling Claudine. Actually there is
quite a bit of her stuff on Ebay. Some of it is in mono, which used to be a music format as well as a disease.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:53 PM
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10. Shot a skier named Spider when married to Andy Williams...
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:31 PM
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19. I know...
She has said some very stupid things, but so has most everyone. She is very wealthy, and that naturally creates envy and suspicion. But by the same token, sometimes people grow and change and do important things, so I am not forming any kind of negative or overly positive opinion either way about Paris Hilton. I'm definitely not a "fan", but I think it's shortsighted to count her out.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 11:17 PM
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23. That's a healthy attitude to maintain...
We don't know any of these "celebraties" really, though the tabloids would like to make us think we do, thanks to them.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:37 PM
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6. Her first single is actually not bad
it has a catchy beat. The lyrics and vocal skills are not great but it gets me bopping my head.
I'm ashamed that I actually like that song but I love any song with a good beat.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:50 PM
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8. She's been getting good reviews, but anyone can make an album
nowadays with what can be done in the studio.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:54 PM
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11. Very true.
The studio does wonders for some people and then you hear them live and they sound like shit.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:50 PM
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9. That's probably the cut
I heard that I liked.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:55 PM
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12. The name of it is:
"Stars are Blind"

It has a tropical/dance kind of beat.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:27 PM
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17. Thank you
When I heard it, I remember thinking it had sort of a reggae (spelling?) sound.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 07:47 PM
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7. I think Robin Quivers
Edited on Tue Aug-29-06 07:49 PM by Mike03
on the Howard Stern show made that comparison in passing, but Howard has been playing cuts from her album and the general consensus--and I concur--is that it is not very good, and that the producer/engineer and mixers deserves a lot of credit for the technical accomplishments of the album. I just offer that for what it is worth. I'm neither a fan nor a detractor so far as Hilton is concerned, but I thought the tracks were embarrassing except for one whose name I don't know that I rather liked. There's a Rod Stewart cover ("D'ya think I'm sexy?") that is horrifying.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:13 PM
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13. I wasn't aware of that when I posted. Robin and I were
Edited on Tue Aug-29-06 08:14 PM by rzemanfl
apparently thinking along the same lines. I am tempted to dig my ancient Claudine Longet album out just to see if my recollection of her voice is correct. That being that if Paris had a French accent she'd sound a lot like Claudine.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:26 PM
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15. That's kind of cool that you both may be
in synchronicity in thinking about this issue.

Paris is already thinking about her next album--we'll see how that pans out.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:28 PM
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18. I think I constantly have the same thoughts as black female
radio personalities, it's just that we don't know it. God, it must be boring for them.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:32 PM
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21. LOL
Edited on Tue Aug-29-06 08:35 PM by Mike03
I've always really liked Robin because she is so intuitive. Her side comments clarify Howard--she can read people like a book, so she is like the candle that illuminates the cavern.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:19 PM
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14. Wow! And that's a short yardstick :)
And yes, I am old enough to remember Claudine Longet's stuff when it first came out :puke:
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:26 PM
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16. Don't want to set the bar too high. Still no info on whether Paris
can handle a gun.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:32 PM
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20. Another low bar :)
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-29-06 08:33 PM
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22. This was interesting about Paris
Fans blind to Hilton album From correspondents in London
August 30, 2006 04:12am

PARTY princess Paris Hilton's fledgeling career as a pop star is reportedly tanking already - and her inability to sing live means it could be terminal.

Hilton's debut album, Paris, only sold 75,000 copies in the US in its first week, with the projected figure for next week just 30,000, the New York Post reported.

The hotel heiress's first single, Stars Are Blind, is languishing at No.49 in the US Billboard Hot 100, and limped in at No.29 in the UK.

Another problem is that she will not be touring to promote the album because she cannot sing live, the Post said.


The album is all studio - nothing amazing

When will her 15 minutes be up???
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 12:18 AM
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24. Hmmm... not singing live.
Wonder what that means. :eyes:
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-30-06 12:28 AM
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25. They were playing the CD in a local music store. People were...
...liking what they heard, I was told by the cashier, but when their question "Who's that?" was answered, their interest quickly dissipated.

(And then they went home to admire their Kinkade prints, perhaps.)
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