Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Faith Redeemed

Venus Goes Direct at 29 Pisces
If you click onto this link you will find a remarkable experience awaiting.
"Susan is a reminder that it's time we all looked a little deeper. She has lived an obscure but important life. She has been a companionable and caring daughter. It's people like her who are the unseen glue in society; the ones who day in and day out put themselves last. They make this country civilised and they deserve acknowledgement and respect.
Susan has been forgiven her looks and been given respect because of her talent. She should always have received it because of the calibre of her character."
I knew something would happen when Venus reached 29 Pisces but never in a million years would have I expected this. Soul and inspiration pop up in the most unusual places, made ever so sweet in the midst of fear and hate over petty things and human realities. The first note Susan sang brought such a release of joy in the crowd, I can't help but think we are in special need of some redemption, some honesty, and have been unable to find it, trying to create it where it doesn't exist, encountering disappointment ... wondering about this thing called hope that's been marketed so extensively. Maybe it's the 29 Pisces, but here is the real thing. And it's rare. The honest treasures of life are woven in and among the threads invisibly. The quote above is from a wonderful article written about this eventful night which states that the beauty that matters is always on the inside. 29 Pisces Venus in its imperfect perfection.
Hugs, kisses, and infinite thanks to Tseka and Joe.

50 Comments:

Blogger neith said...

29 Pisces Venus in its imperfect perfection.Something to be very grateful for. It is often the imperfection that allows us to see perfection.

I second the hugs,kisses and infinite thanks for dear tseka and the inimitable Joe! XOXOXO

16/4/09 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Aw, thanks. :o) My mother was the one who sent me the Herald article after I pointed out the YouTube video. My mother is quite a good singer herself but ended up becoming a nurse (and now midwife).

I don't know if it was noted already but I was struck by Venus at 29 Pisces and the theme of Susan's song, "I Dreamed A Dream," and its beauty. Amazing synchronicity.

16/4/09 10:50 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

I've always loved that song. It's part of the Les Miserables soundtrack. The first time I heard it performed was on Broadway when I was in high school.

16/4/09 11:02 AM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Was deeply moved and inspired a few days ago when I first saw this video.

Below is a follow up from:
Telegraph,UK
By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor
Last Updated: 8:11PM BST 16 Apr 2009

Susan Boyle's singing performance on Britain's Got Talent has received nearly 20 million hits on YouTube after she became an overnight star in the United States.

Miss Boyle's fans include Demi Moore, who wrote on her Twitter page that she had cried while watching the clip. The extraordinary reaction to her audition for the ITV show has been picked up across the Atlantic. Miss Boyle, a 47-year-old church volunteer, has been invited to sing on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

She has already appeared on the popular Today programme, where host Kathie Lee Gifford was moved to tears by her story, and has received hundreds more invitations from US television and radio stations. Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has predicted a bright future for Miss Boyle even if she does not win the contest.

At the auditions, her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables drew a standing ovation and gasps of admiration from an audience which initially sniggered at her dowdy appearance.
Piers Morgan, one of the judges, said her singing was "without a doubt the biggest surprise" in the show's history.

The number of YouTube hits from several videos of the performance posted online is twice as high as the number of people who watched the programme on ITV.

Miss Boyle now lives with her cat, Pebbles, and told the programme that she had "never been married, never been kissed". Magazines are clamouring to give the devoutly religious spinster a glamorous makeover.

16/4/09 1:24 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Reminds me of something one of my teachers recently said... I paraphrase:

Quit thinking it's about somebody else or some other group of people than the ones you are working with. How do you know this isn't it? Do you really know who you are addressing? You might live your whole life thinking your magic wand isn't on so why bother and then when you die and get to review you might see the damn thing was turned on the whole time but it's too late now.

16/4/09 1:45 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

The Les Miserables soundtrack is fantastic. I used to listen to it all the time. I saw the Broadway play and it completely blew my mind. It was a trip given as a prize for all high school students inducted into the national honor society. It's still the only Broadway play I've ever seen. I had a copy of the soundtrack that I listened to over and over again.

16/4/09 2:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I don't really think we need to quit or start anything in particular, or listen to teachers when it comes to our own lives. Too pedantic. Just live and let it unfold being the imperfect beings we are. Each experience is the teacher. Of course, I'm not one to follow orders.
I personally believe there is a mechanism that guides me properly and I can go any which way and still my life is valuable. The value to others comes and goes naturally. The "you should or shouldn't" just leads to more of the same. It's about me, them, you, it, and everything. It has its ups and downs. We're always with and without.

A columnist had this to say:

Boyle's sudden fame came from her ability to remind her audience that, like them, she is a normal, flawed and vulnerable person, familiar with disappointment and mockery, but who nevertheless has the determination to fight for her dream. ..

This speaks clearly of her Saturn in Capricorn, the long hard climb to achievement, through big disappointments. Susan, true to her planet, has been working on this since she was 12, with singular devotion, aside form her Capricorn familial responsibilities. So the sudden success isn't really sudden. The best part of this lesson is the doing for the thing itself, not for the adoration, although she does look like a Leo!

Anyway, all the roadblocks with Cap are part of the success. They build technique and knowledge. Failure is half of real success. One thing many of us will see in the Cap years ahead. I think there will be some reversal as those on top now discover failure, and some of us who have been bypassed will find an unusual success.

The interesting thing to follow will be how Susan handles success. How much will she be "made over?" How strong is this urge to be perfect in others' eyes.

Still, the tidal wave of response tells us something about collective longing right now, and the Virgo-Pisces opposition. I expect interesting events as Uranus leaves. This event transcended normal goings-on in true Piscean fashion.

16/4/09 2:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Here's what I find interesting as a trained singer...

Most people are pinched up in the windpipe and singing is strained. It's almost as if the attempt to appear correct, attractive, and perfect closes up the inside and shuts off genuine sensuality. It becomes a caricature. That's why the gasp of air and relief when she started to sing. The joy in the chest region. Her voice is extraordinarily open and full. Could it be because of freedom from appearance?

The same thing happened in the jazz heyday. Appearance became unimportant and musicians focused inward. We need entertainment, but how much? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could swing back to the inner voice a bit?

Mixing the senses is tricky. The video business changed music in both good and bad ways. Corporate control and advertising all but ruined the chances of the shy, a trait common among honest musicians. Maybe back to live small venues is the route to shared inner musical experience. We all know that alone in the dark with the stereo works. It's the group ritual that calls for experimentation. We could use some good leadership.

16/4/09 2:48 PM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Well teachers are good if they have knowledge that you want to learn that you don't have yet or aren't clear on. In my experience the good ones never tell you what to do, they just answer questions, tell stories, and leave your own decisions to you. The best ones don't offer any sort of recognition, awards, or certifications of any kind. I'd say you're a teacher to lots of folks who visit here in your own way.

16/4/09 3:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think my teaching value (A raging Gemini-Sagittarius opposition), has mostly to do with my fundamental belief that everyone teaches everyone. I've listened intently to people lifelong seeking clues and directions. Everything I hear is useful. In India, especially, strangers used to come up to me on the street and give me directions, often to other towns. Something speaks through all people if you pay attention.

We get so busy judging or trying to establish belonging or separation that we often miss what people are really teaching us.

It goes on to my belief that experience isn't really good or bad. It all guides well. That's my argument with positive and negative. The way to shortchange learning is to deny the negative experiences. What if they led to a greater positive? They often do. One thing leads perfectly to another.

I think we've had a glut of pop psychology teachers of right living in the recent years. Maybe for a long time. With Pluto in Sag, everyone knew the answers to the right way. The first and foremost sign of a good teacher is the knowledge that we have absolutely no idea what the right path is for another. Astrology helps illuminate, though. A little bit.

"Two wrongs don't make a right," they say. I believe that one wrong makes a right. Somewhere.

16/4/09 3:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

My experience with my 9th grade English teacher when she gave me the leadership position in our 10th grade class bears out my MO. We switched places effortlessly, with mutual respect at the core of our success. My abilities and knowledge enhanced her job. Shared learning was the genuine goal.

People know more than they know they know, if they would give themselves an honest chance.

16/4/09 3:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think all of collective knowledge is inherent in every exchange. It's what we tap into.

16/4/09 3:39 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

love to tseka and joe,too, and for the rest of you as well x
I loved watching the clip of Susan. Her playfulness and joy are what I aspire to.

16/4/09 5:03 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

I saw the clip a bit ago and was bowled over. My e-mail knitting circle eagerly forwards the hot youtube clips du jour instantaneously. Glad to see it on RU as a jewel in a thread. It reminded me somewhat of charice pempengco, the 14 year old philipino singing sensation who went onto appear on Ellen. One makes you wonder at the serendipity in the gifts god bestows. Here is a link for those of you who missed noticing charice.
It is a compendium of her 1st appearances. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adm61KlkSHc&feature=related

16/4/09 7:46 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

....and here is Bianca Ryan singing one of my old favorites that really is very hard to interpret do o the unmatchable energy of the original. She comes close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wECEJ0ZXwBM&feature=related

16/4/09 8:11 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

that is 'due to'

16/4/09 8:12 PM  
Blogger jm said...

They're both awful. You have to hate yourself to allow that in your ears. Maybe they could grow up to have the class Susan has, but somehow I doubt it.

17/4/09 12:53 AM  
Blogger chrispito said...

Chiron, I checked out your link but am deeply confused. You like the song your gal sang? or her voice? Something is lost on translation for me.

17/4/09 1:03 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

Ok I guess its a matter of taste.
Charice has gone on to start a successful career. Yes I like the Dreamgirls score.

17/4/09 6:25 AM  
Anonymous dble aries said...

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/04/16/2009-04-16_british_singing_sensation_susan_boyle_sweeps_us_morning_television.html

Wonderful that she is everywhere now. I saw this earlier, but thank you for posting it here, loved it-- and noting the Venus Rx. The 29th degree of Pisces has been amazing to bring this to us.

Susan Boyle, has taught us so much. She is the spark that can ignite our own aspirations.

17/4/09 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

What's interesting is that in the days following her debut, she has given interviews with the same frizzy hairdo, a simple dress with a rather unflattering zipper in the back, and so on. I wonder if the fuss will result in her changing her appearance to be more camera-ready and photogenic?

17/4/09 2:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh yes. This is the start of the marketing and artistic decline. Success is ultra fascinating in the way it really brings a fall after the pinnacle is reached from obscurity. Before that there is freedom and once this point of exposure comes, the contract with the crowd is made, thus the ruin. The crowd is ravenous and undiscriminating. They'll eat anything. That's why it's so good to find success late as an artist, and she might squeak by with minimal damage. Time will tell. She will be changed. Audience adoration is a drug no one can resist and humans do anything to get more of it.

The relationship with success changes everything. You get locked into doing what made you famous and it becomes stale, whether people admit it or not, except in rare cases. Some idols are held up anyway for undetermined reasons. Also, the stars have to fall to make room for the new ones.

The audience loves to build up its icons, but they love to tear them down with equal passion. Some survive, most don't. Charlie Chaplin expressed this well in his film Limelight. The ideal is to be neutral to success, which is probably virtually impossible.

Success is no better than failure. They are equal. Both have plusses and minuses. I have preferred failure because of the added freedom, but I might try success since I've spent so many years in the raw creative realm and have achieved some satisfaction, as well as realizing that the audience is a necessary part of completion. My Saturn in Leo would love to master this audience relationship. It's possible maybe. It's a monster. People sacrifice themselves on the alter of attention. The crowd has the power.

Entertainers like Susan who give almost too much have a hard time not trying harder when they sense audience loss, so then the problems mount. I think more introspective restrained entertainers have a better chance by holding something in reserve. That keeps desire alive. The hidden is the most attractive, perhaps.

17/4/09 3:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The mystical joy of Susan's performance centered around the surprise, and now that's gone forever. One brief moment at 29.

17/4/09 3:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It really has been quite a collective moment due to this new world of mental communication and probably the Uranus-Neptune mutual reception. Mars conjunct Uranus added to the surprise and speed of transmission.

At 29 Pisces, a voice came out of the wilderness singing to us I Dreamed a Dream. Hallmark Cards couldn't have done a better job. Nor the church. And it was cost free.

It does seem to be a time of awakening desires for a better world, but this teaches that it's not Susan or anyone else who delivers promise to us. It's a collective decision. We have to act right in small and big ways, as well as allow for wrong, I think, to provide freedom from guilt enough to create a more just world. It takes experience and time. I still hope to see a weaning from the savior concept, but it could be quite awhile as the Age of Pisces recedes.

People will quickly return to the regularly scheduled dull and unsurprising programming. But I'm not going back. I'm taking this and moving on. I kind of like synchronistic mysticism. Always have.

17/4/09 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

From The Ottawa Sun:

The Obama presidency is becoming a reverse fairy tale: The prince is turning into a frog.Perfect metaphor.

17/4/09 7:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, this is weird. I was just looking at the beautiful wet spring snowstorm and thinking how to get free from all of it and go forward in this moment of reversal. Obama doesn't interest me anymore. Enough is too much. Things aren't changing since people are too obedient. The progressive voice has been virtually silenced. But he's happy and the people are happy. So that's that. People are born to follow.

I resigned myself to be fine with it, so this is a curve in my reverie. I figured my work was done, he was good enough for now, and my optimism could turn to myself and my life since the collective dance is futile and a lax and sad weakness and nothingness have pervaded. A limp sorrow clothed in this ersatz hope. The glassy eye. The people I know who have defied the laws of this zombie land have suffered. The land of the brave is for the chosen few. I think their brains are wired differently, though. And maybe obedience is actually pleasant. Kind of like dying under carbon monoxide.

So I don't know. I always feel relieved to read a reasonable expression of disappointment in our political situation, since the hope for improvement stems from that. But it's so repetitive and boring. He's about what he always was. Not much of anything. Just a thing. And none of it matters. Life lives.

The public people are revolting, but the people I'm sharing myself with around them are so fine. And then I see the possibilities when the crowd does something good, not under orders. It's a quandary.

I'm caught between a cloud and a snowflake.

Anyway ... thanks for the link! Elegantly stated.

I'll cook some chile and think about it further.

17/4/09 11:59 PM  
Anonymous dble aries said...

Susan Boyle, has already started the makeover. As you said, it was bound to happen.
Her birthday is 4-1-1961, another amazement.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-tc-ft-susan-boyle-0417-0418apr18,0,1414245.story

Joe's article was great, and at least Canada is catching on.

I agree, other people's minds must be wired differently, or this adoring crowd would see the nothingness of Obama. They are like zombies, seeing what they want to see. They are living in the illusionary world. Just waiting until they catch up, with us.

18/4/09 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Is it the nature of a country with Sun in Cancer to become, well, a cancerous entity that metastasizes constantly? I see from reports that the US is now threatening to invade Eritrea, in Africa. So let's see, how many countries are we occupying, destabilizing, or otherwise threatening with military action? Not to mention supplying with arms, munitions and so forth. Anything to distract the populace from the misery within its own borders.

18/4/09 8:38 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

We get so busy judging or trying to establish belonging or separation that we often miss what people are really teaching us.You know, I think we are often all a bunch of complete idiots. I read things I just can't believe here and elsewhere. I mean, it's elaborate, melliflous B.S. Including my own self, definitely.

18/4/09 10:16 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Dble A, I gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that the collective consciousness does get the nothingness of Obama. That's exactly why they latched on to Susan with such force. The timing was too perfect and it was uncanny. We have to be patient as this works itself out. They're just doing what they're supposed to be doing. She was a way to get relief from him since no one else is allowed in the spotlight, and no one can turn away. Look what it took. And boy, did they reach for the escape. He's bleeding his people. The money he extracts is phenomenal and now he wants them to spend more to make him a hero. Don't think so.

Why would they make a hero out of Susan Boyle? It's the same thing they did with obama so they're moving on. It's like a drug replacement. the desire behind this event is mind boggling. I still maintain that Uranus at 29 will be crucial in the release from bondage to delusion. In that sense, it's becoming interesting to me again after this Venus transit.

I think there is a deeper knowledge at work in the group but the superficial covers it and has its purpose too. Occasionally they meet and real understanding, truth, and joy arrive, but that's for very special moments. They have to be rare.

There was a semblance of joy during the campaign in spots, but I felt the recognition on election night. There was a miserable undertone, speaking of Les Miserables. My spirits plummeted in absorbing the vibe of the crowd, but in a way it was a relief and the beginning of liberation. That's when I knew consciously what was ahead.

It will take time, but still, my faith is redeemed. It's all orchestrated. Susan is an important step in the movement away from him. The Cancer transits will help. We'll see when Pluto returns to Venus. There's a lot of magnetic force at work.

18/4/09 2:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Is it the nature of a country with Sun in Cancer to become, well, a cancerous entity that metastasizes constantly? .

What a great great way of putting it joe. I can't put into words how much despair I feel over the continued crippling of impoverished countries, the burning of their land, the theft of their resources, and the murder of their people. All of this was supposed to maintain the lavish lifestyle within this these borders, but I'm not sure it's going to work much longer. It could be that the cancer is now threatening its own body, and the transits of the Cancer planets should bring that home. Capricorn is borders, so attention to our own could be in the cards. Karma, man. We deserve a little destabilizing ourselves. We are showing the signs of a decaying aristocracy, but without the manners. There are some good signs of life locally, though, and some people at work who actually care about this country. A battle is required.

18/4/09 2:29 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Would you believe it?? She's got Venus retrograde in Aries. There's our story.

18/4/09 2:47 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of harmonics and reverberations from this event. The shifting of the light is magnificent. It should always move. No one should dominate. It was time.

Soon Pluto will return to USA Venus and Neptune will conjoin the Moon. Then the rest of the Cancer stellium will be transited with Uranus in Aries (Susan) joining up. I felt for some time that the image of women would be "getting a make-over" and this could be a portent. I thought Sarah Palin was the epitome of the hooker persona, and Hillary the perfect victim always eclipsed by a man, and I hoped that it was a sign of a downturn in those directions. That seems impossible, but anything can happen. There is a good reason that this manless warrior, middle-aged, and decidedly not magazine slick, would take the world's spotlight with Venus in Aries turning direct. Capricorn promises something for older women in general. I'm getting renewed interest in this Uranus transit ahead.

In the summer of 2011, Uranus will square Pluto on US Venus. What women will be in the spotlight? Will our image of beauty change at all?

18/4/09 3:12 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

There is a good reason that this manless warrior, middle-aged, and decidedly not magazine slick, would take the world's spotlight with Venus in Aries turning direct. Capricorn promises something for older women in general. I'm getting renewed interest in this Uranus transit ahead.Capricorn and older women- what I've been waiting for! And did you notice that nearly exact conjunction of Pluto and North Node at 6 Virgo has been getting multiple crossings of Ceres the past year? Talk about mythic.

18/4/09 5:47 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

The song itself seems to perfectly fit the Venus RX and the image of women getting a "make over."
Pat Paquette sent me the above unedited lyrics.

18/4/09 5:53 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

ohh a NN in the "shadow" too - the fated node, how very interesting.

18/4/09 6:31 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes, Ceres. And beautiful song from Pat.

Something is up. Could be partly Ceres. I was reluctant to get nervous about the destruction of the earth until last week when I saw an exquisite doc on the Ganges. It wasn't meant to make a political statement but they couldn't help but express sorrow over the ruin of a once teeming fertile paradise. It could be time to admit it's hell we're closing in on. And maybe it's time to quit the charade and face multiple realities as Pluto crosses the last quadrant.

I'm still the optimist I always was but I no longer feel like pretending things aren't what they are to our detriment. Illusion has its place, but so does empirical reality. It's not a bad idea to admit things went wrong. We have to acknowledge the extent of it before healing can start. So interesting this 29 Pisces dream moment. Something has opened up.

18/4/09 8:44 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Wonder if there will be more...Venus has a fairly long station at the 29. I feel like a member of the audience in a grand drama.

18/4/09 9:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Me too. This is big.

Then Mars gets to 29 with the Moon. It's not just her but the awakening connected to all the stuff at 29. I think we've made a step. I had given up.

18/4/09 9:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This gives credence to my theory that Uranus at 29 is going to be important. It's already started.

I really had reached my limit and was about to walk away, but this event has been so inspiring and unusual, I'm turned around. I love collective experience in theory, but people don't pay attention. In order to make it momentous we all have to stick with it and focus together. Things I'm thinking about.

18/4/09 9:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

That also means the quarreling has to be absorbed for the greater good. The temporary negativity leads to a bigger positive, same as the political charade serves to highlight the artistic need and the emotional honesty we all long for. If only we could understand the natural movement of life and swing with it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, we're together in this no matter how hard we try to resist. And our differences make no difference.

The polticial antics look small right now. Just as they really are.

18/4/09 9:49 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Ja, I've been wondering about how long the fickle public will keep this afloat. Already longer than I expected. It keeps growing.

Also I keep thinking about the mutual reception. There is a huge exchange and sharing of energies.

Because I grew up surrounded by people with disabilities, I thought I picked up on something with Susan in her manner and walk so spent the time immediately after watching her sing looking for information about her. She was born (2 stories) either with hydrocephalus or oxygen deprivation which resulted in learning disabilities for her.

There is something quite unusual in how all of this is unfolding. Singing from her core, she reminds me of sami joiking -shamanic singing. The wounded healer.

18/4/09 9:54 PM  
Blogger Tseka said...

same as the political charade serves to highlight the artistic need and the emotional honesty we all long forso true and a topic we've discussed frequently. The art world that you and I are both deeply involved in has become so commercial as to suck the life right out, not art at all.

18/4/09 9:58 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yes yes yes! I'm so glad you are in the know. The oxygen deprivation is important and I'm doing an article on it. She revealed it when she couldn't think of the word "villages." It was so endearing and she was not at all embarrassed. The crowd was completely caught up in the moment. The public doesn't understand the full extent of what happened, but they are registering it where it counts.

How wonderful. The wounded healer and shamanic singing. It's all about the Pisces underdog, cripple, impoverished, neglected, shunted, and all of that. We are all that way. Sometimes the disabled are better adjusted than we are.

Diane Arbus said that the freaks were the real aristocrats of society.

18/4/09 10:04 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Sucking the life out is the basic theme. So it must be that the longing has built up to huge proportions as a result of deprivation. And here the oxygen starved delivers the breath of life.

18/4/09 10:07 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think that's why the artists in Europe around the wars did so well. Their commercial failure saved them. I would love to see a massive failure of the commercial recording industry whose bad karma really skyrocketed when they suffocated the blues artists. But I never wanted anything to do with them anyway. My potential is still intact.

18/4/09 10:11 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Hopefully, the forgotten soul quality so long neglected will gush when people are re-united with it. It did this weekend.

18/4/09 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I thought that was a really moving video and it was so REAL. Everything about it. The open contempt and cynicism of everyone, Susan's disregard for it (there's true confidence, boy, standing in front of an audience and judges who are already doubting you and not letting it get to you), her singing and the IMMEDIATE reversal in the audience.

I, for one, think that Susan will have a long career as a singer now. I'm not saying success won't affect her but she's also truly trained herself and knows so much about the real world not to be grounded about it all somehow. If that makes any sense. Either way, Susan has already done a lot for me. Thank you, Susan!

~Marly

19/4/09 5:02 AM  
Blogger chrispito said...

Double Aries, I think that article jumps the gun. Note that she isn't even spoken to for that article.

She was asked about her image, and her own words?

'"Why should I change?" she told Larry King on his US chat show, when asked about her image.'
-from this article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/19/susan-boyle-duet-elaine-paige

Coming from a long line of tough, resilient Scottish women, I believe Susan Boyle is of a stronger emotional constitution than the legions who speak of a makeover instantly.

20/4/09 5:17 PM  
Blogger chrispito said...

I thought about this some more, and I think this is why my back is up (not against you, Double A): the sense of propriety that has emerged over this voice. Maybe this is also 29 degrees Pisces? Or the shadow side of "Ours?"

20/4/09 7:51 PM  

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