R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Elaine Paige -hypocrite or what?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Gripes about Shows and Music on Radio 2
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
aviddiva



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 1135
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Elaine Paige -hypocrite or what? Reply with quote

I'm hoping someone will request 'Language Is A Virus' from Laurie Anderson's 'Home Of The Brave' soundtrack, since Paige referred to Susan Boyle's popularity as a virus after the two duetted on 'I Know Him So Well' on Boyle's show.

I read the quote, and I feel that Paige has no regard for winners of reality shows in general. I'm not one of these who feels Boyle was cheated out of a nomination on the Brits, because I feel their 'cooler than thou' status was lost when Ian McNabb's 'Head Like A Rock' album was nominated, and the winning album was 'Elegant Slumming' by those winebar music purveyors, M-People. Evil or Very Mad

Paige has spewed her venom in the way of the 'Maria' contestants previously. Amanda Platell has reminded us in the Mail that Paige didn't come fully-fledged from Andrew Lloyd Webber's skull, and it took an affair with Tim Rice to keep her in the news at the time of 'Evita'.
_________________
We are loonies and we are proud!

- Campbell Bain in 'Takin' Over The Asylum'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RockitRon



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 7565

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

“She was like a virus really that spread across the world in a nanosecond.

“She is a girl with no experience of anything to do with theatrics, the music business, or art in any way.

“She has done terribly well to be a major star overnight with YouTube.”


Amazing how additionally poisonous the omission of that one little word makes the headline - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/susan-boyle/7089966/Susan-Boyle-is-a-virus-claims-her-music-idol-Elaine-Paige.html - the Telegraph compounding the Mail's villainy.

Elaine Paige has clarified what she meant, comparing it to the rush of popularity which Evita brought her... http://uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/article.html?a=/30012010/364/paige-apologises-boyle.html&e=l_news_dm

I'm no great fan of either of them. EP's original reading of Memory from Cats makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up, but everything else she does, especially presenting her R2 show, makes me want to throw bricks.

Susan Boyle is what she is - a woman who can sing, like millions of others. For five minutes she had the courage to get up and do it publicly, and her chutzpah and the fact that she did not "fit the normal mould" caught the imagination of the world.

Unfortunately all the charm, innocence and originality flew out of the window as soon as that happened, but you cannot begrudge her the fame and fortune, short-lived as it may turn out to be.

Rapper 50-Cent is said to be interested in making an album with her Rolling Eyes
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/susan-boyle/6749881/Susan-Boyle-Rapper-50-Cent-wants-hit-album-with-Britains-Got-Talent-sensation.html
_________________
Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ian Robinson
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 3471
Location: Chorley, Lancashire

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical disgusting reporting from the Fail and Torygraph. EP's true meaning is clear to anyone who actually reads her words.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Posts: 3556

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't let the real facts get in the way of a good story eh ?Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Minx



Joined: 09 Dec 2006
Posts: 4088
Location: France/Spain/Peterborough/Tenerife

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought she made a very succinct and eloquent apology/explanation right at the beginning of her show today. I'm not her biggest fan, but I think I know what she was trying to say, and there's no doubt in my mind that she was the victim of press sensationalism.

I also enjoyed the Brian May interview.

So if she could just stop gurgling...........
_________________
Minx

To err is human, to forgive - canine.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Triumph Herald



Joined: 22 Mar 2007
Posts: 85
Location: Bucks

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, selective misquoting there. But IMO EP would be perfectly entitled to be a bit scathing about Subo and other products of the Instant Fame industry. Like her or not (and I think she sounds fairly ghastly) EP is a seasoned professional who worked her way up the ladder in musical theatre and has well and truly paid her dues with the nightly slog of West End appearances. Subo has been carefully coached through a singing-by-numbers routine, is kept away from live performances wherever possible, and may - for all we know - not even feature all that much on her own album (amazing what they can do with computrers and session singers!). If you were EP, wouldn't your nose be a little out of joint?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BDG



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 202

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind the content of the show, in fact I quite like it....but SHE just so annoys me..... Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only show I can listen to on a Sunday in Johnnie Walker's - and even then I listen later in the week on iPlayer. It's the same with SOTS, which I generally listen to on a Monday when doing my accounts or whatever. And that's it. The rest of the weekd is pretty average, in my opinion.

In contrast, David Jensen's "Another Dimension" on Sunday mornings (on Planet Rock) is just right. Great music mix, superb presenter who doesn't get in the way of the music he plays at all and a great alternative to the wishy-washy output of Radio 2.
Back to top
Angela W



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 6975
Location: North Yorkshire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
The only show I can listen to on a Sunday in Johnnie Walker's - and even then I listen later in the week on iPlayer. It's the same with SOTS, which I generally listen to on a Monday when doing my accounts or whatever. And that's it. The rest of the weekd is pretty average, in my opinion.


I agree Colin, these two shows are the best of the weekend. My listening to radio has never been so little, I grew up with the pirates and have loved radio all my life.........................a love killed off by the latest two dire controllers of Radio 2. I think I will have to buy an MP3 player......
_________________
Pirate Johnnie Walker played my request on 11 April 2009
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Number Six



Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 419
Location: In the village

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Classic FM from Saturday at 3.00 until Titchmarsh non Sunday.

I would listen to JW but I keep forgetting he's on Rolling Eyes
_________________
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Colin,Kid Jenson on a sunday morning is a very good show.
R2 is a no go for me on a sunday but respect the fact that it's content must be popular.
ps I can't forgive EP for "i know him so well" aarrrrrrgggghhhhhh
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aviddiva



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 1135
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Elaine Paige -hypocrite or what? Reply with quote

I liked Goodness Gracious Me's takeoff on I Know Him So Well - about a girl about to be involved in an arranged marriage, and the bit on the side the prospective husband's currently enjoying!
_________________
We are loonies and we are proud!

- Campbell Bain in 'Takin' Over The Asylum'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Gripes about Shows and Music on Radio 2 All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com