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Discussion in 'Music' started by Danny Tse, Jul 19, 2004.
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...ple_ronstadt_8 Just amusing....not meant to be political.
Must be rich folks....I would never throw a drink away at a concert no matter what they said
That reminds me of a recent episode of The Simpsons...
All right! Go, Linda!
I bet the audience wouldn't try that against Mega-Barbara Streistand! Maybe, I've been watching too much South Park?
I didn't even see the South Park episode and it sounds very funny to me!
Just a couple days ago I watched my "The Day of the Locust" DVD...I'm sure the scene at the Aladdin was quite similar. Such a weird concept to think that you have to share political leanings with your favorite artists. I mean it would be nice, but... Henri
This was posted a while ago over at the NRO blog: "My wife & I were at the Linda Ronstadt performance in question, at the Aladdin in Las Vegas, and quite frankly, Aladdin President Bill Timmins' account of what happened is complete crap. There was mixed booing and cheering at Ronstadt's pro-Michael Moore comment, and that was about the extent of the "bedlam" that supposedly broke out. I saw no posters being torn down or cocktails being thrown in the air, and if people stomped out of the theatre unhappy, it was because 1) that was the last song Ronstadt performed; it was her encore; and 2) she mainly sang her standards repertoire, with the Nelson Riddle orchestrations, and a large part of the crowd wanted to hear more of her rock-'n'-roll stuff; she got the biggest round of applause for doing a lackadaisical run-through of her version of "Blue Bayou." Frankly, my suspicion is that Timmins is way overdramatizing what happened, in order to justify giving Ronstadt the boot. It simply wasn't that big a deal."
I suspect Dennis that we might get an opposite view from someone that booed Linda. If Timmins thinks she did not entertain the crowd as she was paid to do then I think he did the right thing. She breached his trust quite possibly.
...'an I thought what happened in Las Vegas stayed there...?
Her career need a boost, was this her attempt to get it started again? Pathetic.
How did you come to the conclusion that she could plot to make this into publicity??? One thang I read said she was dedicating the song to him every time she sang it on this tour. I think this incident speaks volumes about how the music industry hardly permits any political content anymore unless it's rah, rah, kiss the flag. I think the incident also speaks to how certain media outlets work overtime to demonize Mr. Moore. How many people think today's music indurty would allow songs like: Ohio, For What It's Worth, What About Me, The Times They Are A'Changin'...? I can't imagine antiwar songs being played on corporate radio. Today's radio has got no soul!
It's funny, but I've heard many political views at concerts that I didn't agree with, but I didn't have such a reaction other than maybe rolling my eyes and remaining silent. I guess hate is becoming the norm in our society.
Moore has no soul either. Half the stuff he parades around is made up. The other half doesn't amount to much. I don't have a problem with someone being against the war, but at least be honest about it. I heard someone interviewed on the radio who was there. He said Linda was in hot water because she was constantly ripping on the hotel and it's service during the show. I can't blame the owner for getting rid of her for that.
Wow, that's really not on-topic and is pretty much political flamebait.
I can't believe the publicity this gets. Look at this from the local morning paper: http://www.dailystar.com/dailystar/opinion/30801.php One person is writing them actually saying "I don't think people should be allowed to spout their views at a musical event"! Sickening. /Mike
Sounds like the Michael Moore issue is a red herring. That would be consistent with the eyewitness account quoted by Dennis Nicholls (post #8 above). M.
Wow, what a bunch of immature jackasses. And Ronstadt is the one that get's escorted out? I think the Aladin's President was just looking for a little comeuppance after Ronstadt made some disparaging remarks, pre-show, in regards to The Aladin. And does this mean trouble for, resident Vegas wax figurine, Wayne Newton? He's been campaigning for G.W.
If he insists on campaigning during his shows, he might be in trouble. He isn't paid by casinos to campaign for someone, he's there to sing/entertain. That's what people are paying to see. He can campaign on his own time.
Here, Here. Same goes for Ronstadt.