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Is Britney Spears This Generation's Judy Garland?

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i'm cranked up on sugar. i'm giving up sweets for lent.
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...global warming can manifest itself as heat, cool, precipitation, storms, drought, wind, or any other phenomenon, much like a shapeshifter. -- jim geraghty

pray to st. jude

i'm a sonic reducer

he was the gimmicky sort

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"For what it's worth, Brit's "singing" "voice" does sound like the Mayor of Munchkinland's, so there's that connection."

The coroner's voice always scared the daylights out of me.
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Oh good lent is coming.

Last year dollypop gave up BWW for lent. Here's hoping it happens again.
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Just read this... Lynne Spears' testimony. It's heartbreaking. I feel awful for Britney.

This has even moved Perez to feel bad for Britney. Her testimony is just so much to take in... read it.
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Funny, I'm cranked up too. I'm giving up bitchery for Lent.
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Say it ain't so, Joe!
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I'm giving up Lent for Lent.
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I'm giving up wine and liquor for lent, which will just make me a bigger bitch.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
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good thing yer not catholic or you'd get y'sef smote by the ides of march.
r.i.p. marco, my guardian angel.

...global warming can manifest itself as heat, cool, precipitation, storms, drought, wind, or any other phenomenon, much like a shapeshifter. -- jim geraghty

pray to st. jude

i'm a sonic reducer

he was the gimmicky sort

fenchurch=mejusthavingfun=magwildwood=mmousefan=bkcollector=bradmajors=somethingtotalkabout: the fenchurch mpd collective
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UH, NO.

In 50 (maybe 25) no one will even remember B.......Judy Garland is timeless, and had talent........which B lacked
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This wasn't a joke?
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If it was a joke, it was a TERRIBLE one. Judy is rolling around in her grave right now!!!!
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Hell to the no!
#FactsMatter...your feelings not so much.
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"But, if this generation wants to claim her...they can have her."

We don't want her.


This thread reminds me of when Anna Nicole Smith died, and some people wanted to make her out to be our generations Marilyn Monroe. honestly people...
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JustAGuy- your avatar really messed with my head.
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You really ought to have your head examined.
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Seriously, I would've been more likely to agree if you'd said that George Bush is this generation's Abe Lincoln.
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I nominate this for Stupidest Thread of 2008.
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It's early PJ, and it's an election year. I can almost guarantee
there will be a more idiotic thread before 2009.
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Imagine if the internet, YouTube and Chris Crocker were around in the early 1960's:

"Leave Judy ALONE!!!"
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oh yes, i've heard this comparison before, relative to their personal lives and possible misuse by family, executives, etc. sounds like a sad life for both of 'em.

and of course britney spears is talented—one is not brought to NY by producers at a young age to perform off broadway, hired by disney to sing and act on camera at an early age, get signed to a record label, if one is not talented—people like to label others untalented if they don't like the product or style sold by record executives. i mean, if anyone could be a star in musc, paris hilton would still be making records and not dj'ing in spain. you cannot manufacture talent or star power. talent can be used and played with to create odd sounding music, but that does not mean the singer is without talent. oddly enough, some fabulous singers suffer from bad technique yet get a pass bc they sing well sometimes (adele, she often injures herself singing) are those singers untalented bc they lack skill or technique? no, of course not.

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Victorm888 said: "oh yes, i've heard this comparison before, relative to their personal lives and possible misuse by family, executives, etc. sounds like a sad life for both of 'em.

and of course britney spears is talented—one is not brought to NY by producers at a young age to perform off broadway, hired by disney to sing and act on camera at an early age, get signed to a record label, if one is not talented—people like to label others untalented if they don't like the product or style sold by record executives. i mean, if anyone could be a star in musc, paris hilton would still be making records and not dj'ing in spain. you cannot manufacture talent or star power. talent can be used and played with to create odd sounding music, but that does not mean the singer is without talent. oddly enough, some fabulous singers suffer from bad technique yet get a pass bc they sing well sometimes (adele, she often injures herself singing) are those singers untalented bc they lack skill or technique? no, of course not.
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 It's pretty common knowledge that her very lovely and at times powerful singing voice was destroyed by her being forced to sing in that baby voice that isn't natural to her or in her range. It raked her vocal cords constantly. She had a strong blueprint that got her noticed and got her jobs that was exploited by Jive. 

When she was being considered for Sweet Charity, the producers were actually listening to her early demos. When they met with her she couldn't produce what she once had live so she never proceeded. 

 

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She's the millennial era's Jim Morrison, really: an absolute sucker punch of charisma, with notable talent but way more presence, who cast an enormous shadow over the entire era with slightly mystical, slightly trashy sex-symbol iconography, only to become increasingly hamstrung both by industry pressures and by their own mental health. Both constricted a powerful and conventional voice into an increasingly difficult to produce, strained "sex voice," which led to their diminished ability to perform live vocals. Both had famous burnouts- but Jim died and Britney lived.

If Britney hadn't made it out of her spiral, she wouldn't be a camp icon today, she'd be a patron saint like Jim is.

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I find it fascinating that for every complaint about how awful the search function is on here a newbie manages  to come here and revive a 12 year old thread for their first post.

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