Is image really everything?  

10FireDawg 40M
86 posts
8/22/2005 7:15 pm

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Is image really everything?

Lot to talk about tonight... A few weeks ago a friend of mine who is a singer in a band fulfiled her dream by going to Nashville and shopping her demo around. Now I detest country music but I was all for her going for her dreams. I'm sure we all know where this is going... She works 2-3 jobs a week, if she sleeps more than 3 or 4 hours a day I'd be shocked but no matter how beat she is when she hits that stage she's a totally different person. The energy she has is amazing, the voice is like it's coming from someone else. On that alone the woman could be platinum. Problem is that's not what things are based on these days. She doesn't look like a Spears, a Christina, or a Simpson. She's an attractive woman but she's @ 5' 5" and at most 110 pounds with breasts that are no bigger than mine. She doesn't dress all sexy, she goes out puts on a hell of a show and goes home but always leave everybody satisfied with the show. Did we even have to ask how the trip went? Of course it was all "thank you for coming" and "we'll get back to you" from everybody. When we ask how the demos went she says "I went shopping and got this really cool belt buckle that says fuck you on it so I had to spend the extra $50 for a new belt too". It's a shame that just because the body doesn't match the talent or the image of what a top selling singer is that the nation probably won't get a chance to hear her. Guess it's all their loss and our gain, we already lost Strangers With Candy (Lifer), and Breaking Benjamin. Too bad though, just too bad I can only hope her day will come someday, she works her ass off and deserves it....

hotandhorny107 58F

8/22/2005 11:18 pm

One never knows what can happen. Keep in mind that all the ones you mentioned are packaged and sold like a commodity. Just like that American Idol winners. Those that deserve it are voted off or something like that. If your friend has demos tell her to keep plugging away and sending them to different stations. There is one in my area that plays local talent and I am sure other areas have similar policies. That and the local clubs and open mike nights...

Good luck to her

hourglasses 47F

8/22/2005 11:35 pm

I have a friend with the same problem (opposite reason). She sings Christian music of all things and isn't getting anywhere because she's 5'5" and about 180 lbs (not huge, but definitely bigger than average). I feel for her every time I see that William Hung guy who can't sing a note but has a record contract.

10FireDawg 40M
181 posts
8/31/2005 5:13 pm

She still has her band she sings in locally and what seems like @ 1,000 different jobs to pay the bills to keep the music career going. She's young yet, mid 20's so her time will come. A talent like hers deserves to.

What kind of a world do we live in when someone singing Christian music has looks going against them? I openly admit I have far from the best body in the world but when I'm listening to music I don't really care what the people look like. It doesn't influence me in what I listen to or what I buy.

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