|Current music:||"Steppin' Out With My Baby"- Fred Astaire|
You know what? I don't understand why no female "singer" nowadays has a really good voice. I mean, those really good voices that were full and rich and expressive, like Billie Holiday and Rosemary Clooney. Whatever happened to that? Now we have Britney Spears, who sings like a twelve year old girl with a head cold, Christina Aguilera who COULD have a good voice if she'd just shut the hell up with the yodelling (is that how you spell it?) crap and dress like a human being (really now, she's the closest thing to a drag queen I've ever seen). I mean, wow. Jazz singers had the best voices back in the day. You could listen to Billie Holiday and feel her anguish suring songs like "Lover Man." She had a VOICE. It wasn't electonic, it wasn't dubbed over millions of times to get the pitch and sound just right. No. People went in, sang with their raw talent, and then moved on with life. NO ONE these days has any talent. And don't EVEN get me started on the male singers. Okay, my grandparents listened to Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Who do we have today? Justin Timberlake? Uh, no. There is no one who can do it like they could. And anybody who says, "Well, at least they can dance," I have to say to you is, "So what?" Okay, Fred Astaire was probably the most talented dancer of his generation. But ya know what? He could also sing, act, AND he wrote his own music. GOOD music, too. Not like this "Bills, Bills, Bills" crap that's been going around. Really. When will anyone learn? We need more talent than this.
And you know what got me started on this rant?
What the HELL kind of drug was being passed around in the office the day they decided to make a band like DREAMSTREET??? In case you don't know who Dreamstreet is, it's five boys whose nuts haven't even descended yet and they're in this boyband. I swear to you, one of the lead singers sounds like Gloria Estefan. The youngest one is eight. EIGHT!!! I mean, what, did they want to give Menudo some stiff competition or something? I mean, really- boybands are so passe...Dreamfuckinstreet. What a marvelous idea. That way, I guess no one has to worry about pedophilia (*coughR.KELLYcough*) when they take their little groupies backstage. It's...disgusting. My friends like Dreamstreet, though- they've all got a crush on the oldest one (who is, BTW, thirteen) and it's kinda wierd...I dunno which is worse- the fact that there are little girls out there fantasizing about little boys that sound like Mickey Mouse or the fact that there are 16-year-old girls in my school that are doting over these little boys that sound like Mickey Mouse. God, have mercy on our souls...