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Why are young acoustic stars pretty?

Richard Bridge 02 Apr 09 - 05:20 PM
Spleen Cringe 02 Apr 09 - 05:30 PM
The Villan 02 Apr 09 - 05:30 PM
Rowan 02 Apr 09 - 05:31 PM
The Villan 02 Apr 09 - 05:32 PM
Acorn4 02 Apr 09 - 05:42 PM
Bruce MacNeill 02 Apr 09 - 06:00 PM
Banjiman 02 Apr 09 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser) 02 Apr 09 - 06:25 PM
Ref 02 Apr 09 - 06:56 PM
Joe G 02 Apr 09 - 07:04 PM
Peace 02 Apr 09 - 07:05 PM
Phil Edwards 02 Apr 09 - 07:09 PM
bobad 02 Apr 09 - 07:10 PM
Peace 02 Apr 09 - 07:11 PM
Jeri 02 Apr 09 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 02 Apr 09 - 07:15 PM
olddude 02 Apr 09 - 07:15 PM
Jack Campin 02 Apr 09 - 07:37 PM
Peace 02 Apr 09 - 07:42 PM
Folknacious 02 Apr 09 - 07:57 PM
Beer 02 Apr 09 - 08:07 PM
Peace 02 Apr 09 - 08:27 PM
Uncle Phil 02 Apr 09 - 10:31 PM
olddude 02 Apr 09 - 10:47 PM
GUEST,leeneia 03 Apr 09 - 12:40 AM
Ross Campbell 03 Apr 09 - 12:48 AM
Barry Finn 03 Apr 09 - 02:09 AM
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Subject: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:20 PM

I just got a newsletter about local(ish) folk (ish) star performances - not the workaday performers at local gig clubs, not the people who perform at gatherings, but the people who get paid pretty serious money to headline.

All the women are young and pretty.

Are we listening with our eyeballs or something?

Or are we not really listening at all?


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:30 PM

Richard - are you at that age where most of the population seem young and pretty?


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: The Villan
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:30 PM

>>Why are young acoustic stars pretty?<<

>>All the women are young and pretty.<<

You haven't mentioned the boys Richard.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Rowan
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:31 PM

You get the same at universities; the students get younger and prettier every year. When you notice the new lecturers doing the same, you know a lot of water has passed under a lot of bridges.

But I have taught my daughters to listen to TV music clips with their eyes closed if they want to judge the quality of the music separately from the soft porn.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: The Villan
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:32 PM

>>Richard - are you at that age where most of the population seem young and pretty? <<

Could be he has had too much to drink as well.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Acorn4
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 05:42 PM

Personally, I'm not complaining.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Bruce MacNeill
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 06:00 PM

I found that as I aged it allowed a much larger variety of women to look young and pretty. Some could sing as well.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Banjiman
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 06:24 PM

.....and the problem is?


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 06:25 PM

Because promoters tend to be middle-aged men.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Ref
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 06:56 PM

A lot of good-humored and VERY accurate answers here!


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Joe G
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:04 PM

There's a serious point here - I have had the feeling recently that some artists (not all by any means) are successful because of their looks rather than their talent. Twas ever thus in pop but until recently folk seemed immune.

I think it is great how many young people are doing well in the folk scene at the moment but I am equally worried about how some of the 'journeymen' (to quote Tom Bliss) may be being overshadowed & overlooked in the dash for youth.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Peace
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:05 PM

Youse are disgusting . . . .


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:09 PM

Chris B - an occasional MC of my acquaintance will always finish the night with his latest discovery, who will always be young and female, and generally have big hair and googly eyes. To be fair, sometimes they're good singers as well.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: bobad
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:10 PM

Where's Adrien.....book her!


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Peace
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:11 PM

HER? Thought it was a good-lookin' guy. Sorry y'all.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:13 PM

I took up guitar a few years ago in the hopes that I'd start to fit the stereotype. So far, not much luck.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:15 PM

There's no escaping the fact that here will always be actors and musicians who reach the financial stratosphere mainly on the strength of their physical appearance, chutzpah, a good agent and a willingness to do whatever they are told, good or bad, to remain a public "item." Most are packaged and delivered to non-discerning audiences programmed to receive them. If you aren't one of them, good for you. You have to do it with talent, devotion to your craft and a love of the performance and the music.

Ten years from now, if you are still actively performing, most folks won't remember the names of those others who were briefly famous for no apparent reason. In other words, don't get caught up in resenting what you can't do anything about. Just be yourself and keep moving ahead. After all, you're not ugly or ordinary-looking; you have character! Britney Spears will have sags and wrinkles and you'll still be good.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:15 PM

Sex sells that is the reason. all modern country music singer have sprayed on blue jeans and lots of halter top women ... I doubt we will ever see another Mamma Cass who could just belt out a song


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:37 PM

There's a simple physical explanation, but the causation is the opposite way round from the way people usually think.

When a good singer produces clear, focused tones, each lung radiates spherically. Over a period of time, this vibration migrates the subcutaneous tissues into a pair of symmetrical, globular forms. Meanwhile the lower partials associated with the diaphragm are channelled downwards and reflected by the pelvic bones to induce the development of similar forms lower down, on a larger scale because of the lower frequencies.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Peace
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:42 PM

WELL-SAID Jack.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Folknacious
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 07:57 PM

It's a real shame for young and pretty singers who can sing well, play well, write good songs because they are really up against it: nobody will ever take them seriously and they will never get credit for success based on their talent. It's a curse, like having famous parents or being middle class, because there's nothing you can do about it. Be plain, dress badly, perform adequately and the folk scene will love you.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Beer
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 08:07 PM

That's the lass that played in our after hours bar early Saturday morning. Peace, Bobad , sorry you were gone to bed and missed her.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Peace
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 08:27 PM

Oh.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 10:31 PM

So we're saying we have to break their nose or poke an eye out so they can sing better?!? Maybe scar 'em up a little. Wow, that seems harsh, but everyone knows you can't be both good lookin' and talented.
- Phil


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Apr 09 - 10:47 PM

Geeze I wish you guys would all stop talking about ME
LOL


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 12:40 AM

Why are the stars (of any kind and age) pretty?

Start with natural attractiveness.
Add make-up and expert hair styling.
Retouch the photos.
Budget thousands for plastic surgery.
Schedule exactly the right kind of exercise and watch the diet like a hawk.
Keep trainers (people, not shoes) around the house.

Result - good looks. If they can keep off the booze and drugs.
=========
I saw a picture of Emmylou Harris today. She's 62. Looks 32, at least in the face. Picture of Dorian Gray, anyone?

Years ago I saw Paul Newman on TV at the age of 70. He was very handsome, but his face was as rigid as a sheet of plastic from all the facelifts. Me, I'll just keep my smile lines.


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 12:48 AM

Jack Campin may inadvertently have explained the silhouettes of some of the BLOKES round our way. The effect can be so pronounced that the whole body assumes a globular shape.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 02:09 AM

Well the Dixie Chicks have plenty of top talent, balls enough to tell the prez to "F%$#k Off", write some great stuff & can pack the house. I just wish they weren't so ugly. Some folks just got to give it up trying to "LOOK GOOD".

Barry


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Subject: RE: Why are young acoustic stars pretty?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 05:46 AM

I want to look like Emmylou when I grow up. :0)

Bruce, that woman is only holding the guitar so she can keep her chest up. If she stood up, she'd fall over! ;0)

Yeah, yeah, I know all you guys would be there to catch her with your arms outstretched, probably killing each other in the rush, too.

Poor kid, no money for clothes, this recession is worse than I thought!

Of course, Seth Lakeman's had to endure the 'Pretty Syndrome' too and er..some on here have been more than happy to join in on that one. Seth's there because his music pounds and thumps its way through the otherwise so often dirgy English folk music.

Of course, you have Naked Mawkins on the cover of fRoots this month, along with a Naked Causley, who appears to have thrown his instrument to the wind...

Whoa! Jim!   Cross Eyed Smiley! :0)

Quick, Nurse...the screens!
Nakey Folky Lads ;0)


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