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2005-01-05 09:53:34 AM
Did she do her little hoe-down dance?
 
2005-01-05 09:53:41 AM
booed, hah
 
2005-01-05 09:54:58 AM
this is not surprising ;-0
 
2005-01-05 09:55:29 AM
I think fans at any sporting event should be allowed to vote, right after the national anthem, on whether the singer lives or dies. I would clean up the entire music business.
 
2005-01-05 09:55:39 AM
I loved the boos!

BOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
 
2005-01-05 09:55:46 AM
Every now and then, you can score one for the good guys.
 
2005-01-05 09:56:08 AM
I guess Trace Adkins would come in a close third then... that guy sucks...
 
2005-01-05 09:56:48 AM
That's just so damn funny. The more stuff like this takes the wind out of the sails of manufactured pop superstars, the better.

I can handle Britney, Christina and even Ashlee's dimwitted sister having a productive career, but Ashlee is contrived with a capital "C". She should have just stayed on "7th Heaven", exclusively, where she could blend in with the rest of the insipid mediocrity that defines that show.
 
2005-01-05 09:56:50 AM
Is that biatch still performing?

Lorne Michaels must be slipping.

I hope Reggie Bush "rushed it" after the game.
 
2005-01-05 09:56:54 AM
Attention whores don't really care what kind of attention they get, as long as somebody's looking at them.
 
2005-01-05 09:57:11 AM
I think fans at any sporting event should be allowed to vote, right after the national anthem, on whether the singer lives or dies. I would clean up the entire music business.

Agreed. But I feel I should be the only one that decides if they live or die. Don't worry, I wont disappoint anyone!
 
2005-01-05 09:57:16 AM
That was the best Orange Bowl in memory.
 
2005-01-05 09:57:19 AM
To quote Dave Barry, she sounded like she was "a hog being castrated by a fodue fork."
 
2005-01-05 09:57:45 AM
There is hope for American Pop Culture
 
2005-01-05 09:57:54 AM
I couldn't help but laugh. The whole halftime show was a joke--between not having any audio for Kelly Clarkson for about 16 bars, the really terrible job of lagging audio behind what the band was playing (nearly half a beat at points), laughable balance between the lead and backing vocals and hideous intonation throughout, I'm not surprised they booed. I would have.

I wonder how pissed the Orange Bowl was about how much money they wasted on that craptacular display.

/musician
 
2005-01-05 09:58:06 AM
She should consider college.

/loved every brutal minute of it
 
2005-01-05 09:58:11 AM
time for a career shift to the porn industry?
 
2005-01-05 09:58:15 AM
Two clueless whores that need to be patrolling Fallujah using nothing but their wits.

 
2005-01-05 09:58:47 AM
Ouch...looks like her New Years' Resolution isn't working out...whatever it was...she certainly couldn't have wanted this.
 
2005-01-05 09:59:04 AM
Do you think that the music industry will get the hint and just stop letting her perform in anyway shape or fashion?

Also how would you like to be the record exec that signed this trainwreck to a multi-album contract.
 
2005-01-05 09:59:12 AM
haha love it
 
2005-01-05 09:59:19 AM
Dear Ashlee,

Here's a check, now go away.

Your pal,
Culturemock
 
2005-01-05 09:59:29 AM
/just waiting for her home sex tape to come out...
 
2005-01-05 09:59:30 AM
I'm guessing one more ego-crippling performance will result in a sex tape getting "leaked". Most likely by her father.
 
2005-01-05 09:59:35 AM
Anyone want a gmail invite? e-mail me if ya do!
 
2005-01-05 10:00:28 AM
All three of them sounded like sh*&. I think the ear monitor was not working.
Ashlee's career seems to be running in fits and starts. Hopefully people will realize now that she has no talent and she will go away and take her retarded sister with her.

We hardly knew yee.
 
2005-01-05 10:00:51 AM
I give her 6 months and she will be knocked up, in rehab and good friends with Courtney Love
 
2005-01-05 10:01:09 AM
Somewhere there's a marketing department scratching their collective heads. "But she has a rebellious punk-rock image coupled with a well-researched pop sound! We should be hitting the Good Charlotte demographic like crazy! Why aren't her shirts selling at Hot Topic? This Orange Bowl thing is especially puzzling. Our research shows male football fans aged 16-32 AND 33-50 find Britney Spears attractive and are willing to watch her! What are we doing wrong!?!?"
 
2005-01-05 10:01:12 AM
I'm guessing one more ego-crippling performance will result in a sex tape getting "leaked". Most likely by her father.

Scary part is I bet that her Dad will be in the video.
 
2005-01-05 10:01:33 AM
Remember a time when singers and musicians were chosen because of their talent, instead of their looks?

Niether do I.
 
2005-01-05 10:01:36 AM
This thread is worthless without audio!
 
2005-01-05 10:02:05 AM
They had to grab a backup mic as the one that Kelly Clarkson started out with didn't work. As a result, the vocals didn't run through all the smoke and mirrors that make those singers presentable in the least. Sound engineering was terrible.

\Ashlee still sux
 
2005-01-05 10:03:12 AM
The big anarchy sign is hillarious. How dumb do they think we are?
 
2005-01-05 10:03:19 AM
Fools! Like you have to have any sort of talent to be famous.
 
2005-01-05 10:03:30 AM
 
2005-01-05 10:03:31 AM
I'm sure if she was as surgified and plasticene as her sis, you guys wouldn't mind her presence as much.
 
2005-01-05 10:04:01 AM
I call for a general strike until Ashlee Simpson vows to never sing in public again.
 
2005-01-05 10:04:03 AM
I will agree that she sucked, but the audio did not help her and I would not be surprised if some of the fans were booing the overall production.

All of the performers had to take their earpieces out because the sound was not working. You could barely hear any of them.

That was one of the sorriest live performances I have ever seen.

The question is who sucked worse. Ashlee Simpson or OU.
 
2005-01-05 10:04:04 AM
There are two things I have to say on the Simpson girls:

1. Ashlee really got the short straw on the looks as compared to her sister

2. Jessica is going to age very, very, very badly. Think Liz Tayler.
 
2005-01-05 10:04:06 AM
Obviously, the problem was with the stage monitors. If she could have heard what she sounded like, she would have disappeared into the turf. Even my six year old could tell that she sucked.
 
dly
2005-01-05 10:04:40 AM
i was looking for o.j. to run on stage :(
 
2005-01-05 10:04:55 AM
Rev. Skarekroe what's frightening is that music industry meetings really do sound that bad.

Was she live? I thought she was "singing live to tape" -- you know where they sing but there's a 2nd audio track played over on top of it to make it sound fuller. I kinda got that impression because she was out of sync with that piece of audio for a good portion of the song...and they seemed to turn it off towards the end, because the echo went away.

Also, she looked fat. Just me?
 
2005-01-05 10:05:12 AM
Tick Tock Tick Tock

Her fame is ticking away. I hope she saved some of that cash for a nice double wide trailer and a pack of malbros
 
2005-01-05 10:05:17 AM
I think they were SUPPOSED to have audio tracks, but for some reason they weren't able to play them, so they all had to actually sing. You could tell that all three were simply disgusted at the end.
 
2005-01-05 10:05:24 AM
HAHAHAHAHA!!

 
2005-01-05 10:06:04 AM
I was really surprised they picked her. When are they going to realize we just aren't interested?!?
 
2005-01-05 10:06:18 AM
 
2005-01-05 10:06:40 AM
Cut Ashlee some slack. Seriously. I don't know what musicians some of you think are good, but whoever they are, they won't be sounding too nice if they don't have good feedback up on stage. That goes for singer, guitar, anyone.
She still probably has very little talent, but she's not this bad. No one is.
 
2005-01-05 10:06:45 AM
Oh and I Laughed Out Loud at that Anarchy symbol. WTF was that? Pick an image and go with it already.
 
2005-01-05 10:06:47 AM
I was saying boo-urns.
 
2005-01-05 10:06:50 AM
They were saying, "Boo-urns! Boo-urns!"
 
2005-01-05 10:07:07 AM
Remember a time when singers and musicians were chosen because of their talent, instead of their looks?

Niether do I.


the problem with that logic is she is uglier than sin
 
2005-01-05 10:07:12 AM
Here's the real question--WTF ever happened to halftime shows featuring the schools' marching bands? This isn't the Super Bowl, it's college. USC has one of the best marching bands in the country; I'd much rather have seen even thirty seconds of them than that entire pile of garbage they tried to force-feed us. (I turned it off.)
 
2005-01-05 10:07:39 AM
boohiss: This thread is worthless without audio!

RTFA
 
2005-01-05 10:07:45 AM
http://www.lipsync.us

For anyone that wants the video of the end. The crowd booed her like they should have been booing the laughable performance of the Sooners.
 
2005-01-05 10:07:47 AM
I'm so glad she decided to sing. The pop culture has gotten WAY out of hand.
 
2005-01-05 10:07:47 AM
 
2005-01-05 10:07:53 AM
People like this are mass media trolls who's very lack of any redeeming features whatsoever demand our attention to criticize them. I'm sure she got paid for her performance more than I make in several months and like they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
 
2005-01-05 10:08:10 AM
I refuse to spell it that way. Her name is Ashley.

/beki and jayms surrender.
 
2005-01-05 10:08:12 AM
She is almost as bad as when Dr. Hook recorded "The Cover of Rolling Stone".

She makes Milli Vanilli look professional.
 
2005-01-05 10:08:13 AM
jinx!
 
2005-01-05 10:08:19 AM
Call me old fashioned, but I like it when marching bands perform at football halftimes. What would have been wrong with that?
 
2005-01-05 10:08:31 AM
Thank you, Boohiss I knew you wouldn't let us down!
 
2005-01-05 10:08:33 AM
Someone set up, built, and pays for hosting for a site over this fiasco?

Waaaaay too much time on your hands.
 
2005-01-05 10:08:48 AM
GentDirkly I disagree, the other two acts sounded pretty good up there. I'm no country music fan and American Idol makes me want to hurt people, but those other two singers sounded good. You know, like they could actually sing.
 
2005-01-05 10:08:52 AM
So, have we come up with a word for when this happens? Maybe "Farklapse"?

2005-01-05 10:06:47 AM Tell Them I Hate Them


I was saying boo-urns.

2005-01-05 10:06:50 AM jaymzz


They were saying, "Boo-urns! Boo-urns!"
 
2005-01-05 10:08:55 AM
Is it true she threw herself at the USC players after the game in a vain attempt for attention, and to practice her "lip synching"?

/Just sayin'
 
2005-01-05 10:09:07 AM
GentDirkly

I don't normally say things like this, but most musicians (myself included) sound much better than that onstage even if I don't have a good (or even present) monitor mix. Even if a performer is only hearing the house mix, they shouldn't be that out of tune. Unless, perhaps, they're drunk or high or something.
 
2005-01-05 10:09:45 AM
>> This thread is worthless without audio!
> RTFA


I'm such a tool.....
 
2005-01-05 10:10:04 AM
boohiss

Is that what we're all talking about? That's not punk.. anyone who thinks that that is punk is out of their farking mind.

Punk plays at two am. In small (or bigger) college towns. With people who actually like singing. And punk eats top ramen too.
 
2005-01-05 10:10:48 AM
Yeah, ol' rebellious Ashlee's anarchy symbol deal. If she considers herself punk rock, then I'm a Chinese jet pilot.
 
2005-01-05 10:10:50 AM
Who the heck is JoJo, the bimbo that sang the national anthem? What mill is cranking out these talentless pinheads?
 
2005-01-05 10:10:54 AM
The fact is the US is going through a major culture vacuum. Think about it, we used to have Led Zepplin, the Who, even as late as the 90s we had Nirvana, but now we have these idiots. Britney, Justin and all the other farktards need to go away.
 
2005-01-05 10:11:03 AM
Damnit, that sounded like hell. Even if she didn't sound like a caterwauling antelope in heat, the guitars were as muddy as a Louisiana swamp. Who's got a link to the entire performance, just for reference?
 
2005-01-05 10:11:15 AM
Who chose her to perform on New Years Eve, and why do they almost always have performers that would only appeal to teenagers? Aren't they out partying instead of at home watching television?
 
2005-01-05 10:11:21 AM
thechise
The real question is which sucks worse - the halftime entertainment of big football games, or the joke that is the BCS.

/Boob aside, that Super Bowl show was awful
//No solution but a playoff.
 
2005-01-05 10:11:22 AM
Even if a performer is only hearing the house mix, they shouldn't be that out of tune. Unless, perhaps, they're drunk or high or something.

Unless, of course, they are completely talentless hacks.
 
2005-01-05 10:11:23 AM
Cowboy Neal: So, have we come up with a word for when this happens? Maybe "Farklapse"?

I dont know, but whatever it is... I win at it.
 
2005-01-05 10:11:35 AM
the U.S. had the who and Zeppelin? You sure about that?
 
2005-01-05 10:11:38 AM
Is that what we're all talking about? That's not punk.. anyone who thinks that that is punk is out of their farking mind.
Punk plays at two am. In small (or bigger) college towns. With people who actually like singing. And punk eats top ramen too.


Eh? I don't recall saying anything about punk...
 
2005-01-05 10:12:01 AM
My friend posted this on her message board after the half time show......

To whomever considers themselves a fan of Ashlee Simpson: You are most likely young, impressionable teenage/pre-teen girls. Over the course of the next few years of your life, you will mold your personality by watching television and listening to music. Please don't fool yourself into thinking that Ashlee Simpon is anything but a marketing tool fabricated by the millionare executives that run her record label. She is, as evidenced by her live performances and television show, a confused, rich, talentless hack that does nothing but bomb on stage. Her tattered clothes and "rebellious" attitude are designed to market her as a punk rock girrrl for the masses. She is fooling impressionable young people into thinking that they are establishment fighting punk rockers. The anarchy symbol on her drum set is the biggest oxymoron I've ever seen. In an anarchonistic society, Ashlee Simpson would last no longer than a few days. With no law or government, or monetary substinence, she would be forced to fend for herself and would undoubtedly die. For those of you who consider yourself "punk" or "riot girls", please reconsider, because you are, in fact, the farthest thing from it. Punks are intelligent people that see society and the corporate hierarchy for what it is, and in no way, shape, or form, support anything that Ashlee Simpson represents. To all of those who are truly interested in being "punk rock", read a book, draw a picture, write a letter, make a magazine, DO ANYTHING THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF YOUR ORIGINAL THOUGHTS, IDEAS, OR CREATIVITY. That is truly punk rock. By feeding the empty corporate image that Ashlee Simpson represents, you are robbing yourself and society of anything that is truly individual and interesting. To some of you, I know that what I write will make no difference, but if this even influences 1 person, I have done my job. Please shut down this website and never purchase anything associated with Ashlee Simpson again. If you do, you are supporting corporate mind control and greed that is so obvious it should be made illegal. Thank you.
 
2005-01-05 10:12:05 AM
Some one post the vid please. I fell asleep when Oklahoma started to suck... and that was waaay before half time.
 
2005-01-05 10:12:47 AM
Butterworth

Loving the Army of Darkness reference. And I agree--Ashlee Simpson, a pop musician *created* by the music industry, claiming to be of the punk persuasion? That's so contradictory it's stupid.
 
2005-01-05 10:12:49 AM
Even if the monitor mix was crap, real musicians know how to pick up their cues and pitch in other ways.

She's just a phony and a hack.
 
2005-01-05 10:14:14 AM
rapidbunny:

Two clueless whores that need to be patrolling Fallujah using nothing but their wits.

It's rapidbunny season!

Kinda harsh for folks that will always have more money than you will. Maybe not the brains, but since Daddy calls the shots, I expect one or both to mysteriously appear at mayo or other clnic for depression or narcotic addiction, in the near future.

/Thanks Daddy Simpson! Your management has turned into control freak proportions!
 
2005-01-05 10:14:25 AM
Sorry I turned it off after that Clarkson chick sucked up the place. I missed the booing. I had to help my son with his homework.
 
2005-01-05 10:14:29 AM
"They're not booing. They're saying LOOOOOO ser."
 
2005-01-05 10:14:35 AM
sheikah:

Is that what we're all talking about? That's not punk.. anyone who thinks that that is punk is out of their farking mind.

Precisely. And no one cares if punk singers can actually sing. It's all about attitude. She has neither talent nor attitude. She's a manufactured-by-committee, talentless "star" and I've been waiting for this backlash. Reminds me of the late 70's when people turned their backs on producer-created disco and embraced artist-driven punk, new wave and metal.

I feel bad for Ashlee, but not for the corporate cocksuckers who pimped her. I just wish they would be the ones to suffer and not her but if she has to be the sacrifical lamb, so be it.
 
2005-01-05 10:15:10 AM
rkane1: time for a career shift to the porn industry?

Agreed! That or a class A beating

/booyah!
 
2005-01-05 10:15:38 AM
I'm punk, see my shirt says so.
 
2005-01-05 10:15:40 AM
the look on her face when she realized people were booing is priceless!
 
2005-01-05 10:15:42 AM
Qualario

Yeah, I usually stay out of the "this way/not this way" argument, but c'mon! That really turned my stomach, yet I could not turn it off becasue I was watching the Orange Bowl, anyway.
 
2005-01-05 10:16:05 AM
Not sure if you can envy me for this question or wonder if I have my head in the sand but...was Ashlee the Blond chick at the beginning or the dark haired goth chick that sang after the 7 foot tall pro-wrestler turned counrty singer????

/Enjoyed watching Oklahoma, the big 12 champ, go down in flames...

//Maybe Mack Brown should get on teh phone and lobby for a rematch
 
2005-01-05 10:17:26 AM
You people are seriously spending too much time on this. like this:

The fact is the US is going through a major culture vacuum. Think about it, we used to have Led Zepplin, the Who, even as late as the 90s we had Nirvana, but now we have these idiots. Britney, Justin and all the other farktards need to go away.

There has always been crap. The problem is that some people actually LIKE what you refer to crap, so crap sells. Remember New Kids On The Block, FFS???

Don't let your rose-colored glasses block out the heaping turds of history. They're there, at least on a 1:1 basis with good groups.

Maybe more crap is getting more publicity these days, but you can avoid it the same way other generations have avoided crap: Listen to what you want and ignore the rest. You don't have to be an anti-crap activist and you don't have to try to convince everyone that the US is becoming a cultural vacuum. It already was, pretty much since... I peg it around 1975 when the baby-boomers came of age en masse and started us down the course of "AUDACIOUS DISPLAYS OF CONSPICUOUS CONSUMERISM."

But that's just me. :)
 
2005-01-05 10:17:43 AM
So, have we come up with a word for when this happens? Maybe "Farklapse"?

Farkronicity.
 
2005-01-05 10:17:44 AM
I'd hit it

/her sister too
//at the same time
 
2005-01-05 10:17:47 AM
illb:

To whomever considers themselves a fan of Ashlee Simpson: You are most likely young, impressionable teenage/pre-teen girls. Over the course of the next few years of your life, you will mold your personality by watching television and listening to music. Please don't fool yourself into thinking that Ashlee Simpon is anything but a marketing tool fabricated by the millionare executives that run her record label. She is, as evidenced by her live performances and television show, a confused, rich, talentless hack that does nothing but bomb on stage. Her tattered clothes and "rebellious" attitude are designed to market her as a punk rock girrrl for the masses. She is fooling impressionable young people into thinking that they are establishment fighting punk rockers. The anarchy symbol on her drum set is the biggest oxymoron I've ever seen. In an anarchonistic society, Ashlee Simpson would last no longer than a few days. With no law or government, or monetary substinence, she would be forced to fend for herself and would undoubtedly die. For those of you who consider yourself "punk" or "riot girls", please reconsider, because you are, in fact, the farthest thing from it. Punks are intelligent people that see society and the corporate hierarchy for what it is, and in no way, shape, or form, support anything that Ashlee Simpson represents. To all of those who are truly interested in being "punk rock", read a book, draw a picture, write a letter, make a magazine, DO ANYTHING THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF YOUR ORIGINAL THOUGHTS, IDEAS, OR CREATIVITY. That is truly punk rock. By feeding the empty corporate image that Ashlee Simpson represents, you are robbing yourself and society of anything that is truly individual and interesting. To some of you, I know that what I write will make no difference, but if this even influences 1 person, I have done my job. Please shut down this website and never purchase anything associated with Ashlee Simpson again. If you do, you are supporting corporate mind control and greed that is so obvious it should be made illegal. Thank you.


and the typical response will be....
OMG WAHTEVAH!!!1 ASHLEE ROX AND IS SOOOOO CUTE! U R A LOSR. I LUV U ASHLEE!1ONE!!1!
 
2005-01-05 10:18:00 AM
Yossarian22 she was the last one, the faux-punk rocker with the amusing anarchy symbol.

Envy is a good word.
 
2005-01-05 10:18:14 AM
anyone have a mirror for the video???
 
2005-01-05 10:18:40 AM
cb240: the U.S. had the who and Zeppelin? You sure about that?

Please don't taunt the dynamite dumbass.
 
2005-01-05 10:18:46 AM
She is one of the biggest jokes in the music industry. Hell, even that avril lavgine girl comes off more punk.

/actucally she doesnt. they're both dipshiats.
 
2005-01-05 10:18:58 AM
in her defense though guys she does have nice boobs
 
2005-01-05 10:19:10 AM
Cue Joe Simpson blaming anti-religious conspiracists for farking with the sound equipment in 3...2...1...
 
2005-01-05 10:19:26 AM
Yossarian22

was Ashlee the Blond chick at the beginning or the dark haired goth chick that sang after the 7 foot tall pro-wrestler turned counrty singer????

Ashlee's the dark haired one, but calling her a goth chick is an insult to goth chicks.

Yes, even the fat goth chicks who think they're vampires.
 
2005-01-05 10:20:03 AM
considering that the magazines, the press, the networks have been shoving Ashley down our pipes ( im sure its her management trying to "recover" her image after the SNL incident) I for one am glad that the no talent nitwit sister of another nitwit is getting what she deserves...Face it honey, you got about 2 minutes left.


/regardless, id hit it. then steal about $50 from her purse and never call her again. hehehe.
 
2005-01-05 10:20:13 AM
Is it just me, or is she starting to look more and more manley as she grows up? Not a good sign...
 
2005-01-05 10:20:28 AM
Thank you, God, for Ashlee Simpson.

A Sooner Supporter
 
2005-01-05 10:20:33 AM
Kelly Clarkson is usually an excellent singer live, but what was with that weird sounding feedback? Was she lipsynching too?
 
2005-01-05 10:21:08 AM
well put ILLB. If you think listen to Ashley, Good CHarlette, Avril this applies to you.

If you enjoy Lenny Kravitz, Limp BIsquit, Linkin Park, or any of those countless neutered rock bands out there, replace the words "punk" in his statement with "rock".

Though your taste in music may ever so slightly differ, you are still being force fed the same crap (albeit with different food coloring) by the Mass Media/MTV conglomourant.
 
2005-01-05 10:21:24 AM
Let's not say she has no talent. I bet she could bounce you off the bed with that pubic bone she's sporting.
 
2005-01-05 10:21:28 AM
the U.S. had the who and Zeppelin? You sure about that?

-We sure did. It was just as much a part of our culture as it was British. It's like saying the British invasion was not an American phenomenon.

My point is that American culture has hit a new low.
When you think about any genre of music
R&B. 60s-70s had Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, etc. We had usher and Justin.
Country - 60s-70s had Cash and Willie. We have Toby Keith hawking us Fords and putting boots up people's asses.
 
2005-01-05 10:21:37 AM
Ha ha GentDirkly likes Ashlee Simpson. What a 'tard.
 
2005-01-05 10:21:47 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Ashlee is more attractive than Jessica? - I think Jessica looks like Ricky Martin in a wig.
 
2005-01-05 10:22:06 AM
Thanks annoyed_grunt
Living in Austin you run into ALOT of good musicians that could have done MUCH better than these 3..Agree that the school bands should have performed-oughta be a law. The confederacy of dunces that program this crap really just want to send folks to the kitchen for more doritos and coke anyway.

/They shoulda picked an SEC team to play
//big 12= HYPE and media whores
 
2005-01-05 10:22:14 AM
Cut Ashlee some slack. Seriously. I don't know what musicians some of you think are good, but whoever they are, they won't be sounding too nice if they don't have good feedback up on stage. That goes for singer, guitar, anyone.
She still probably has very little talent, but she's not this bad. No one is.


Are you a fan of her? Anyone who can actually sing would be able to hit at least one note. And I have to wonder if you've ever even played guitar.

Her performance was like some horrible karaoke version of her own crappy song. Any random jackass off the street could have done better.
 
2005-01-05 10:22:59 AM
"This anarchy symbol has been brought to you by Bud Light!"

Budweiser - fighting corporate sponsorship since 2002, when the focus groups told us we should!
 
2005-01-05 10:23:10 AM
playpong: I'd hit it

/her sister too
//at the same time



uhhh, yeah... me too.
 
2005-01-05 10:23:36 AM
Heh. Yeah, Ashlee with her "punk rock" or whatever deal makes phony-baloney Lavigne look like Viv Albertine in comparison.
 
2005-01-05 10:23:52 AM
cheese 'n rice

One of two things.

Sometimes they play a tape over the live singing, so it sounds fuller and richer. It's still live...but enhanced.

But it was probably just an echo from the stadium audio coming back into the mic. That's always been a problem at halftime shows, those stadiums are like the worst place to amplify ever.
 
2005-01-05 10:23:59 AM
I'd like to see a new band with Ashlee singing, Fred Durst on guitar and Bobby Brady on the drums. Now that would be punk!
 
2005-01-05 10:24:54 AM
kuhns_m,

Neither The Who nor Led Zeppelin are American bands.
 
2005-01-05 10:25:09 AM
These "artists" are created and marketed to the people that actually BUY CD's. Most of us on fark, steal our music and think the RIAA is the devil. So, until we start purchasing music and we will have no influence on what they try to sell. Think about it.
 
2005-01-05 10:25:56 AM
squidloe: Neither The Who nor Led Zeppelin are American bands.

Not to mention, when they were popular, disco groups were absolutely killing them in record sales. The masses like crap, but they like to pick their own crap instead of being force-fed.
 
2005-01-05 10:26:16 AM
HolyGeekboy:

I peg it around 1975 - my point exaclty
 
2005-01-05 10:26:17 AM
Yeah, ol' rebellious Ashlee's anarchy symbol deal. If she considers herself punk rock, then I'm a Chinese jet pilot.

Ok, Clarence that made me laugh out loud. :-)
 
2005-01-05 10:26:19 AM
replace "and" with a comma. Sorry.
 
2005-01-05 10:26:22 AM
 
2005-01-05 10:27:23 AM
Cut Ashlee some slack. Seriously. I don't know what musicians some of you think are good, but whoever they are, they won't be sounding too nice if they don't have good feedback up on stage. That goes for singer, guitar, anyone.
She still probably has very little talent, but she's not this bad. No one is.


You couldn't be more wrong. There are plenty of people this bad, they just usually aren't in the farking MUSIC INDUSTRY. She sounded bad even when she lip-synched on SNL. The next week, she performed on the American Music Awards. B/C of the fiasco the week before, she didn't lip synch there either. It was just as bad as this. She IS exactly THIS BAD.
 
2005-01-05 10:27:27 AM
illb Amen brotha.
 
2005-01-05 10:27:55 AM
Come to that, mediaho, I'm surprised Fred Durst hasn't sent out a press release in which he claims to have nailed Ashley Simpson.
 
2005-01-05 10:28:08 AM
WeTheSheeple I buy music. When it doesn't suck. I have like 700 cds or something.

I also enjoy sentence fragments.
 
2005-01-05 10:28:15 AM
blah
 
2005-01-05 10:28:36 AM
Ashlee sings the pain in my heart.... I hope you all suffer.

/sooner fan/alum/booster
 
2005-01-05 10:28:38 AM
As far as Zeppelin being a part of US culture, you're correct only in that they got a good part of their ideas and inspiration from American Southern blues musicians. But they got all their imagery from Tolkien, another Brit.
 
2005-01-05 10:28:49 AM
Did anyone notice if her "band" were the same guys from SNL?
 
2005-01-05 10:29:00 AM
Her agent should get burned for this. Displaying a no-talent after a national embarrassment merely displays the lights are out on the top floor.

Delighted to throw the first Zippo.
 
2005-01-05 10:29:54 AM
Nabb1:

Call me old fashioned, but I like it when marching bands perform at football halftimes. What would have been wrong with that?


How about the Texas A&M Band?

I'd be good with them...
 
2005-01-05 10:30:15 AM
2005-01-05 10:06:40 AM GentDirkly

Cut Ashlee some slack. Seriously. I don't know what musicians some of you think are good, but whoever they are, they won't be sounding too nice if they don't have good feedback up on stage. That goes for singer, guitar, anyone.

Well, I'm a huge fan of Neko Case, and I'm pretty damn sure she would do better even if she was singing in a garbage can down by the train-yard after a hard night of drinking...
 
2005-01-05 10:30:41 AM
That country guy had the tightest pants I've ever seen on a man. I didn't know they made stretch denim for men. Ugh.
 
2005-01-05 10:31:21 AM
Ashlee sings the pain in my heart.... I hope you all suffer.

/sooner fan/alum/booster


Damn boosters... I hate you guys.

/Ohio State fan
 
2005-01-05 10:31:28 AM
illb

I wonder if your friend thinks that "anarchonistic" is a word?
 
2005-01-05 10:31:35 AM
I burst out laughing when I heard no talent ass monkey hoedown girl Ashley Simpson was on the half time show.

By the way, people, this girl is stone farking ugly I would not hit it with her dad's dick.
 
2005-01-05 10:31:44 AM
While the other two performers were off their marks and slightly off key, you could tell they at least had singing voices. Simpson, however, sounded like a 13 year old boy going through puberty on the spot.

What was the oddest part was the end when she just started gyrating and skretching.

THE BODY OF CHRIST COMPELLS YOU !!!
THE BODY OF CHRIST COMPELLS YOU !!!

I can just envision her big haired Texas mother designing the set fashion ...

"Oh, look at that anarchy symbol. Isn't it cute? Wouldn't it be just darlin' to stick a big one up over there? Cute!!!"
 
2005-01-05 10:31:47 AM
kcknsstm

I couldn't agree more. Many, many people have awful voices, and guess what? They don't decide to have careers in the music industry. I'm sick of people saying, "Oh come on, most musicians lip-sync." That's just not true. A few shiatty pop stars who wouldn't know when to start singing unless they have some cue (i.e. their own voices in the background) lip-sync. That's all. And they shouldn't farking be singers. These pop stars are giving a horrible name to the music industry.

I could tell Ashly was lip-syncing on an awards show WAY before the SNL fiasco. It was obvious because her voice sounded EXACTLY the same as it does on the single itself - no variation. Singers sound different live, it's a fact. I want her to go away and never come back.
 
2005-01-05 10:32:14 AM
annoyed_grunt

Please notice the word "most" in my post.

/poet
 
2005-01-05 10:32:16 AM
Nabb1:

Call me old fashioned, but I like it when marching bands perform at football halftimes. What would have been wrong with that?


I agree. Heck even a dug up Karen Carpenter and Dan Hill duet would be more entertaining than Ashlee.
 
2005-01-05 10:32:26 AM
At least she didn't have a wardrobe malfunction. Well, her whole wardrobe was a malfunction.

And boy, does she need to shut up.

Was that an anarchy symbol I saw?

Christ.
 
2005-01-05 10:32:41 AM
Fish 500: "Am I the only one who thinks Ashlee is more attractive than Jessica? - I think Jessica looks like Ricky Martin in a wig."

Well if Ricky Martin looks that good in a wig, put a wig on him and I'd hit that too.

/kidding.....???
 
2005-01-05 10:33:01 AM
Did you see the look on her face at the end when she could start to hear the crowd? She had that look on her face like a poodle getting a stool sample taken.

It must have been like one of those dreams where you are at school in your underwear and everyone is laughing at you. Except 1000 times worse and it's not a dream. Ouch.
 
2005-01-05 10:33:25 AM
when they were popular, disco groups were absolutely killing them in record sales.
Again, after 1975.
To say these groups had their apex > 1975 just isn't right.
Whos Next came out in 1971. Disco wasn't popular then.
 
2005-01-05 10:33:56 AM
D_I_A: How about the Texas A&M Band?

They did play at the Cotton Bowl. I wonder if they got hammered by the Pride of the Southland Band as bad as the Aggies got it from the Vols? ;)

/Vol fan
//Both bands sounded good, and I'm glad FOX - of all people - actually showed the bands play.
 
2005-01-05 10:34:04 AM
I bet she spent the money her father gave her for singing lessons on Clairol black hair dye from the CVS.
 
2005-01-05 10:34:22 AM
TO: Anyone chosen* to sing the National Anthem
FM: America

When "singing" the National Anthem, please remember Francis Scott Key wrote it. It's a beautiful song when performed correctly. He spent many hours deciding on lyrics and music, just as you, or someone paid by your record company, would do.

Please pick a note and hold it.
DO NOT slide the entire scale on the following words:

"see"
"light"
"hailed"
"gleaming"
"stars"
"fight"
"watched"
"streaming"
"glare"
"air"
"night"
"there"
"banner"
"wave"
"free"
"home"
"Brave"

Also, Please refrain from making the last two lines of this time honored symbol of a freedom loving people be any longer than intened by by Mr. Key.

i.e. - DO NOT SLOW DOWN because you are coming to the end of the song.



* = "chosen" refers to any performer, paid by a record company, who is told to perform at an event after the record company check to the organizing committee of said event clears the bank.


/simpson is a hack, clark is a manufactured hack, never heard of the "female" that sang the anthem in one of the most atrocious manners possible. country "music" sucks but the "country" singer was the best (relatively)...and looked embarrassed to share the stage with those ass clowns.
 
2005-01-05 10:34:43 AM
Um, people. There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

There is nothing we can do to control what we listen to on the radio, or see on the television. Media conglomeration has made us lemmings. Radio is dead; therefore the music industry is dead.

Just sit back, put on your ripped jeans with the anarchy symbol markered on the ass, and accept your fate.
 
2005-01-05 10:35:24 AM
Blade2567:

He spent many hours deciding on lyrics and music, just as you, or someone paid by your record company, would do.

He didn't write the music. It's an old drinking song.
 
2005-01-05 10:35:26 AM
illb

Good show, best rant I have read in a while.
 
2005-01-05 10:35:30 AM
DixieNormus owes me a new keyboard.
 
2005-01-05 10:35:34 AM
video mirror anyone? anyone? i cant get to lipsync.us......
 
2005-01-05 10:35:57 AM
Sheesh. It's like the singer and the band had music in completely different keys or something. Bring back the lip-syncing, I say, at least it prevents the audience from suffering through one of her real performances.
 
2005-01-05 10:35:58 AM
PSSSSST!

It's not an Anarchy symbol when it's chosen because it makes the "set" look "cool".

//feed them to the rats....
 
2005-01-05 10:36:22 AM
There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

So Ashlee Simpson = Beatles?

WTF?
 
2005-01-05 10:36:36 AM
GentDirkley: Yes, she is that bad. You heard her when they finally shut off the tape she was "singing" to? As if her lagging behind the tape by a half-second wasn't bad enough, her performance without the pre-recorded help was absolute garbage.

There are too many deserving musicians sitting by while no-talent hacks like Ashlee Simpson and Lindsey Lohan butcher poorly-written pop singles for millions. Ashlee Simpson deserved every boo she got - she has no business being on a stage.
 
2005-01-05 10:37:27 AM
2005-01-05 10:12:01 AM illb

For those of you who consider yourself "punk" or "riot girls", please reconsider, because you are, in fact, the farthest thing from it.

Bearer of the flag from the beginning
Now who would have believed this riot grrrl's a cynic
But they took our ideas to their marketing stars
and now I'm spending all my days at girlpower.com
Trying to buy back a little piece of me

/thank god for S-K
 
2005-01-05 10:37:58 AM
I think this could be the start of something good. As stupid as these halftime shows are on TV, they must be horrible in person. If the crowds keep booing, maybe they'll produce something that's actually entertaining, instead of lowest-common-denominator hodgepodge medley shiate from various genres of music, complete with phony on-field "crowds" and asinine dancers.

The last--and maybe only--good halftime show was U2's post-9/11 performance at the 2002 Super Bowl.
 
2005-01-05 10:38:39 AM
orange soup aka grammer nazi...

Way to nitpick. It was typed at midnight after 8 beers. I hope you feel like a big person now.
 
2005-01-05 10:38:40 AM
nevamind. got it.
 
2005-01-05 10:39:01 AM
I guess the theory of the "Simpson Gene" being recessive on the woman side of the family is blown by these 2 idiots.
 
2005-01-05 10:39:13 AM
I booed her from my living room!

There was no way she didn't her the crowd in the stadium. Think she'll take the hint?
 
2005-01-05 10:39:54 AM
Thank you, submitter. This is all I have heard about all morning and I wanted to see it for myself. Wow. That wasn't just a fraction of the crowd. That was one unanimous boo. OUCH!
 
2005-01-05 10:40:04 AM
2005-01-05 10:35:24 AM mediaho

If that's all you got out of the post then you are worse off than most. We don't want to confuse the pretty girls by educating them in a performance memo now do we...

STFU
 
Ant
2005-01-05 10:40:20 AM
kuhns_m:

Think about it, we used to have Led Zepplin, the Who, even as late as the 90s we had Nirvana, but now we have these idiots. Britney, Justin and all the other farktards need to go away.


There's still some good semi-popular stuff. Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Beta Band, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Coldplay, etc...
 
2005-01-05 10:41:07 AM
I dont see Ashley Simpson as being any different from any other pop artist since New Kids On the Block all the way to the current batch. Isn't it so much better to simply ignore them and their music rather then get caught up into these unproductive "I hate her/him so much, why do people listen to that?!?!" arguements? I remember back in the day there were whole web sites devoted to why NSync was the worst band in the world - it made me wonder at what level hating something can turn into just another form of obsessing over it.

/end rant
 
2005-01-05 10:41:10 AM
taikonaut :
Hell I'd take Donovan now.
The problem is it is not about the music anymore. It is about image. I can accept that.
At least back then, real music wasn't some curiousity like it is today.
 
2005-01-05 10:41:13 AM
Ashlee Simpson should not be on stage, I can't agree more. At the same time, anyone who is watching the Orange Bowl halftime show to help them decide what music to listen to also has problems.

/long live the Old 97's
 
2005-01-05 10:41:36 AM
Keef94:

If the crowds keep booing, maybe they'll produce something that's actually entertaining,


Strippers
 
2005-01-05 10:41:45 AM
To: Blade2567
From: Uncle Cecil

I give you the original lyrics to the tune that became the National Anthem"

To Anacreon in Heav'n, where he sat in full glee,
A few Sons of Harmony sent a petition;
That he their Inspirer and Patron wou'd be;
When this answer arrived from the Jolly Old Grecian;
"Voice, Fiddle, and Flute,
No longer be mute,
I'll lend you my name and inspire you to boot,
And besides I'll instruct you like me, to intwine,
The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus's Vine."
 
2005-01-05 10:41:56 AM
Blade2567: If that's all you got out of the post then you are worse off than most.

No. I got much more out of that post. Too bad it wasn't anything that wasn't already covered 100 times in this thread already.

STFU n00b
 
2005-01-05 10:42:15 AM
"When I think of True Punk Rock, I think of Nirvana and the Melvins"

This is a quote from a band that says they sold out by naming their songs.
 
2005-01-05 10:42:16 AM
what a whore.

would be nothing if her sister wasn't there first.

will not see her anymore by years end. Hopefully!
 
2005-01-05 10:42:21 AM
Wow! A performer at a major football game halftime show sucked? They're usually gold! GOLD!

I mean, remember Britney? Jacko the Wacko? Whitney "Hit Me" Houston? Justin Boobsnatcher? GOLD!
 
Ant
2005-01-05 10:42:24 AM
cb240: the U.S. had the who and Zeppelin? You sure about that?

I think he was talking about things that were popular in the US, not necessarily made in the US
 
2005-01-05 10:42:35 AM
For all you folks who say it was the equipment's fault more than the puppet's fault: what did real musicians do before earpieces and feedbacks and big giant electrical setups to make their music pleasant? The same thing REAL musicians do without that help now. They have a talent that sets them apart from average folks and they can do it over and over and over again because they are rare and talented. The mechanical assistance is for creating a new and bigger sounds to work with.. not manufacturing talent.

If you can't wing it without your electronics...you're hardly an artist (with the obvious exception of people who specialize in an electronic instrument e.g. turntables)

Improvise, do something. Thats artistry. Ella fitzgerald wouldn't have bebopped around a stage befuddled because the music wasn't being piped in for her. One trick ponys have a one trick career ashly or ass-league or ash-lee whatever you're not unique because your name is spelled in a new and incredibly trailer-park way.

Its sort of like a fake christmas tree, for the split second you first see it you're like 'oooo purdy..a christmas tree' then you get a bit closer and can see the metal and plastic and little white paper tag that says: manufactured in china
 
2005-01-05 10:42:42 AM
One nipple would have made everything OK.
 
2005-01-05 10:42:51 AM
Young and busted
 
2005-01-05 10:42:54 AM
I would have rather listened to Jeff Tweedy taking a shiat for 15 minutes than Ashlee Simpson singing for 1.
 
2005-01-05 10:42:54 AM
orange soup

You are 100 percent correct about Zepplin and southern blues and soul. Hell, you can attribute 90 percent of what the stones..and really the ENTIRE British invasion did to black people in the south making some soulful ass ORIGINAL American music..Hell, rock and roll is descended from Jazz, blues and southern gospel..

America really does rock.
 
2005-01-05 10:43:12 AM
Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

Well they're not as bad as that simpson girl but yes, they were also manufactured.
 
2005-01-05 10:43:17 AM
Um, people. There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

There is nothing we can do to control what we listen to on the radio, or see on the television. Media conglomeration has made us lemmings. Radio is dead; therefore the music industry is dead.

Just sit back, put on your ripped jeans with the anarchy symbol markered on the ass, and accept your fate.


You might like to bend over and let others ream you from behind, but many others do not. Also, do not try to compare the Beatles to Ashlee Simpson. Disgusting.
 
2005-01-05 10:43:21 AM
What was with the trianglualr American flag with the photo of the eagle. Did we have a vote to change it while I was in an, as yet, unrevealed coma?
 
2005-01-05 10:43:58 AM
If the crowds keep booing, maybe they'll produce something that's actually entertaining, instead of lowest-common-denominator hodgepodge medley shiate from various genres of music, complete with phony on-field "crowds" and asinine dancers.

The problem is part of the crowd is going to be applauding their high-school daughters who got to dance or twirl flags on the field as the crappy corporate star sucks on stage.
 
2005-01-05 10:44:15 AM
Ant :
And those are some of my favorite bands, but they are semi-popular, with the emphasis on semi because they is no culture in the US.
 
2005-01-05 10:44:45 AM
mediaho

Kiss it you elitist snob...
 
2005-01-05 10:44:53 AM
john_frink: you must be talking about the last 11 minutes of Less Than You Think
 
2005-01-05 10:45:23 AM
I got to the site fine and downloaded it, but I can't hear anything but a bunch of intermittent audio then I hear the announcers saying "Ashlee Simpson...Fedex half time show"
Anybody else get this as well?
 
2005-01-05 10:45:57 AM
site is farked, can someone host it? I like when she sucks really bad and does ho's....I mean ho-downs.
 
Rat
2005-01-05 10:46:24 AM
watching this made me just a bit farklempt.

© lipstink amongst yaselves
 
Ant
2005-01-05 10:46:35 AM
HolyGeekboy:

Don't let your rose-colored glasses block out the heaping turds of history. They're there, at least on a 1:1 basis with good groups.

Exactly. Don't make me break out a copy of "Billboard's Top AM Radio Hits of the 70s"
 
2005-01-05 10:46:44 AM
Can we get back to what's really important here: picking a term for posting the same thing right on top of somebody else?

I submit "Farkstaposition"
 
2005-01-05 10:46:58 AM
2005-01-05 10:28:38 AM orange soup
As far as Zeppelin being a part of US culture, you're correct only in that they got a good part of their ideas and inspiration from American Southern blues musicians. But they got all their imagery from Tolkien, another Brit.

Tolkien wrote of lemon squeezin'? Damn...
 
2005-01-05 10:47:11 AM
You know, I'm not terribly fond of her sister, nor her sister's music, but at least the woman can SING.

'Ashlee'(bleargh) is built on her image alone. No voice, no talent, not even a 'barbie' face and body to make things excusable.

And despite what was going on with the monitors, she should have sounded better than THAT.

/Dated a sounds guy all through high school and knows the affects of poor sound mixing.
 
2005-01-05 10:47:42 AM
Someone hire that girl a choreographer.
 
2005-01-05 10:48:11 AM
DixieNormus
You mean this one?

 
2005-01-05 10:48:21 AM
GentDirkly

Cut Ashlee some slack. Seriously. I don't know what musicians some of you think are good, but whoever they are, they won't be sounding too nice if they don't have good feedback up on stage. That goes for singer, guitar, anyone.
She still probably has very little talent, but she's not this bad. No one is.


There's either monitors on the stage or she has to be wearing an earpiece. No one would go out and sing in the crazy acoustics of a stadium without any monitors. (not to mention the guitars/bass/drums all sound fine--but might've been pre-recorded too). Her only argument is going to be that her earpiece broke (still only half an excuse considering just how horrible her singing is, plus no one will believe her anyway)

/watched the video
/lol that's so brutal
 
2005-01-05 10:48:49 AM
We have witnessed AS's death knell. I am more than willing to cut people slack for circumstance. Clearly there were production issues that affected all three. When The Artist Formerly Known As Big John Stud came on, you could hardly hear him. You could tell that Kelly Clarkson could sing, but the system was farked. AS was just yelling, and it was painfully obvious to everyone. Not to mention that we all had the benefit of hearing it from our quiet living rooms. If people in the crowd could hear her spayed-cat wailing enough to boo her that lustily?... She just might be finished.
 
2005-01-05 10:49:22 AM
More like the Rolling Stones, and the rest of the British Invasion bands, were gimmicking the Beatles.

The crap of the day (and, yes, there is nothing unique about this time period) when the Beatles broke were the Bobbys (Vinton and Darin), Brenda Lees, Johny Mathis and Pat Boone's of the world.

There was nothing like the Beatles in the industry when they hit in 62. They were Nirvana in 92, David Bowie in 71 and Elvis in 56 all rolled into one. Did the Beatles scare the holy living crap out of parents? Think Marilyn Manson times a 1000. Yeah, Helter Skelter inspired Marilyn's namesake.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 10:49:40 AM
Nemo's Brother:

If you enjoy Lenny Kravitz, Limp BIsquit, Linkin Park, or any of those countless neutered rock bands out there

Lenny Kravitz? Lenny Kravitz isn't that bad.
 
2005-01-05 10:50:34 AM
There was Pat Boone back then, but the who, floyd, and zepplin charted and were well known. These days the flaming lips release an album, it receives great reviews, maybe charts 200 on the billboard, and people look at you with vacant looks when you mention them. I agree there was turds, but at least it was 1:1. Now it is like 200:1 turd to gem.
 
2005-01-05 10:51:50 AM
Regardless of suckage, I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.
 
2005-01-05 10:52:25 AM
I sorta feel bad for her on a personal level though... she was propped up in an unrealistic way, got some silly propped up ego things to live up to in her head, and now she is recieving a collossal reality check that is brutal and soul crushing. If she does not want to be another eating-disordered-drug-addled-hit-the-wall-has-been, she should grab the money bag and slink off to do something else with her life.
 
2005-01-05 10:52:51 AM

Tom Servo :

USC has one of the best marching bands in the country;

Showing my age, but they played on the song "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac. Great song, pretty cool video too.

 
2005-01-05 10:53:12 AM
Wopat

Yes, I agree it is disgusting to compare The Beatles to Simpson on a musically gifted level. But record execs looked at The Beatles and their clean-cut image and told the Stones to look tougher. All I am saying is that record companies have been manipulating artists for years and that the whole "Justin, Ashlee, Britney" thing has been going on for years.
 
2005-01-05 10:53:28 AM
halfof33:

By the way, people, this girl is stone farking ugly I would not hit it with her dad's dick.


That family is creepy enough that it's probably already been done.
 
2005-01-05 10:53:46 AM
InmanRoshiathe Beatles were more influenced by Elvis and Bill Haley and "skiffle" music. The Stones started out as a blues band covering muddy waters, howlin' wolf, etc.

 
2005-01-05 10:54:03 AM
cheese 'n rice

Kelly Clarkson is usually an excellent singer live, but what was with that weird sounding feedback? Was she lipsynching too?

the weird feedback you heard was probably her backup singer, i think they got the wrong microphones, because her backup singer was coming on way too strong. you can really knock kelly clarkson for her singing though, afterall, she did win a singing competition.... she's FARKING HAWT too!
 
2005-01-05 10:54:03 AM
2005-01-05 10:51:50 AM AuntofDogface

Regardless of suckage, I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.

Translation: I'm an Ashlee Simpson fan.
 
2005-01-05 10:54:06 AM
AuntofDogFace, but do you think it was appropriate?
 
2005-01-05 10:54:15 AM
You can class Ashlee with The Monkees, but not the Beatles.
 
2005-01-05 10:54:21 AM
khuns_m

My point is that American culture has hit a new low.
When you think about any genre of music
R&B. 60s-70s had Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, etc. We had usher and Justin.
Country - 60s-70s had Cash and Willie. We have Toby Keith hawking us Fords and putting boots up people's asses.

There was always crappy artists, it just now there are more "people" who will invest in bad artists.

Odd Music 60s-70s Tiny Tim. We have Hung, the She Bang guy.

I hope Tiny Tim realized he was a comedy act, but Hung was bad to start with, and taken advantage of.
 
2005-01-05 10:54:28 AM
As a jaded "show business" professional I dont usually blink at any level of hyperbole...However...when they introduced this girl as "Superstar Ashlee Simpson" I almost swallowed my tongue.

They must have changed the definition of superstar to "someone in the first third of their 15 minutes".

It would have worked better if she could sing a lick.
 
2005-01-05 10:54:29 AM
oops forgot to close my bold tag...
 
2005-01-05 10:54:51 AM
Ashlee is built on Jessica's image, not her own.

/among those who laughed outloud at the anarchy symbol.
 
2005-01-05 10:55:22 AM
Regardless of suckage, I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.

Translation: I'm an Ashlee Simpson fan.

same here
 
2005-01-05 10:55:35 AM
2005-01-05 10:52:25 AM surrenderyoursushi

I sorta feel bad for her on a personal level though... she was propped up in an unrealistic way, got some silly propped up ego things to live up to in her head, and now she is recieving a collossal reality check that is brutal and soul crushing.

Yeah, it's so hard being a millionaire.
 
2005-01-05 10:55:42 AM
she's not this bad. No one is.

I beg to differ.

Exhibit A

 
2005-01-05 10:56:34 AM
mporter88
"someone in the first third of their 15 minutes"

Please tell me you meant "last third". Please????
 
2005-01-05 10:56:48 AM
AuntofDogface

I, respectfully, disagree with you. Those people paid top dollar for those tickets to be entertained. The act that was given to them was an engineering and talent disaster. They have every right to express their disappointment. Also, it is the only way Ashlee is going to go away. The execs don't seem to want to take a hint, so you have to throw it in their faces.

I do, however, think it is in bad taste to boo your own team when they don't play well.
 
2005-01-05 10:56:52 AM
she started out with a public image of being depressed about something...

then she started singing about what was depressing her:

Being the sister of a famous, gorgeous, very talented and successful singer, who is married to a famous, gorgeous, very talented MALE singer, who also have their own tv show.

To MOST people, that's something to BRAG about.

Then, she tried to distance herself by going goth, in an attempt to get attention for being "different".

After reading the transcript of her dad saying Jessica turned down a movie roll where her character was a lesbian, on the grounds that "she's not ready to play that kind of roll yet", its obvious that he's a retard, and has abandoned his responsibilities as a "minister of the gospel", in favor of the riches and fame his older daughter is bringing to him.

He probably follows Ashley around saying, "Why can't you be more like Jessica? SHE has big boobs and a nice ass!"
 
2005-01-05 10:57:01 AM
That look on her face at the end is just priceless! lol
 
2005-01-05 10:57:06 AM
There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

You're comparing a manufactured trollop like Ashlee Simpson to The Beatles? Ashlee Simpson probably can read notes on a scale and you are comparing her to two of the greatest songwriters ever (Lennon/McCartney)? Are you farking insane?!

You can't even compare her to Donovan! Compare her to 1910 Fruitgum Company or The Archies. That's more applicable.
 
2005-01-05 10:57:52 AM
I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.

She's young, she'll get over it. What she should do is stop listening to all the lies her record company and father are pumping into her head about how great she thinks she is. The music industry is brutal and very unforgiving.

I knew the backlash and fallout from the SNL incident would last for a long time.
 
2005-01-05 10:58:27 AM
Regardless of suckage, I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.

No, people are fighting back against the crap the music industry is trying to get them to swallow presently. After this, she might actually go away (but I wouldn't bet on it).
 
Ant
2005-01-05 10:58:47 AM
taikonaut: Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

The Beatles may have started out as a semi-manufactured pop band (even that is not completely accurate), but they grew to be one of the most influential bands in the history of rock.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:04 AM
AuntofDogFace, are you one of those folks who think children should be graded on effort rather than accomplishment? Booing is absolutely appropriate if something sucks. What? We're just supposed to applaud for everyone so they get all warm and fuzzy inside, regardless of the fact that they have zero talent? I think not.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:08 AM
AuntofDogface
>.> You don't like booing, but calling your neice or nephew Dogface is okay? FOR SHAME.

/This just in... i'm joking!
 
2005-01-05 10:59:10 AM
Donny Osmond said it best: "Go away little girl"
 
2005-01-05 10:59:12 AM
2005-01-05 10:34:43 AM taikonaut
Um, people. There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

Aw, dude... don't be busting on Donovan, man. What about Hurdy Gurdy Man? What about Atlantis? What about... meh. When you're right, you're right.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:20 AM
Sig all the money in the world will not mend the emotional scars this chick will probably have. Check in ... in.. ooh...say seven years. She will be like one of those pet parrots that goes insane in it's cage and pulls out it's own feathers until it bleeds. Look at courtney love. Not worth the money.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:28 AM
...and if Ashlee is "Goth", I'm a Larch tree.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:36 AM
Blade2567 - Thank You, I am sooooo tired of these "singers" trying to make the Natioanl Anthem their own. Just sing it the way it was written and go away.
 
2005-01-05 10:59:59 AM
When are they going to stop pushing her down our throats?! I was watching the game last night (unfortunately) and when I saw who was performing at half time I changed the channel (my ears thanked me). Now I wish I watched just too see her humiliation live...how great. Too bad the fans didn't boo the entire time. Now that would've been classic. She reminds of that Paris Hilton South Park...stupid spoiled whore.
 
2005-01-05 11:00:15 AM
God, if this was China, she would've already had her show trial and been summarily executed months ago.
 
2005-01-05 11:00:21 AM
mediaho: Did anyone notice if her "band" were the same guys from SNL?


The guitar player appeared to be the same. That's all I could see before my eyes teared up from my laughter.
 
2005-01-05 11:00:53 AM
Retardos #1 forever!
Hey Retardo

Why can't you walk over here?
You been out mending fences
probably can't even walk now
but retardos
meet your warm golden cure
cuz you been out mending fences
where you'll never walk alone
so send me some money
or i'll bang you up
yes I'll bang you right up
your ass
 
2005-01-05 11:01:14 AM
Anyone on this thread wishing anything but pain and torture upon this no-dimensional whore needs to cancel their subscription to People magazine or just kill themselves.

Man that was harsh.
 
2005-01-05 11:01:30 AM
She certainly knows how to generate attention.
 
2005-01-05 11:01:55 AM
I accidently caught a few seconds of Jessica Simpson on the NBC Christmas at Rockefeller Plaza thing and she honestly looked like she was in the middle of a grand mal seizure.

Since when did contorting your face into a thousand expressions equate with soulful talent?
 
2005-01-05 11:02:05 AM
surrenderyoursushi

For all you folks who say it was the equipment's fault more than the puppet's fault: what did real musicians do before earpieces and feedbacks and big giant electrical setups to make their music pleasant?

Well, for one thing they didn't play in massive football stadiums with horrible accoustics that require major amplification to reach all the audience. Before amps and electric guitars musicians had to play in smaller, closed in rooms and stayed close together so they could hear one another. No head banging or theatrics at the symphony or coffee shop.

The same thing REAL musicians do without that help now. They have a talent that sets them apart from average folks and they can do it over and over and over again because they are rare and talented.

Talented? yes. Rare? no. I've been to clubs all over this country and believe me there are talented musicians everywhere playing their hearts and souls out every night. And yes, they are infinitely better to listen to than anything pop culture spits out.
 
2005-01-05 11:02:18 AM
what's really amazing is that somehow she will probably continue to get high-profile gigs even after sat. night live and this.
 
2005-01-05 11:02:22 AM
Darkeldar:

I hope Tiny Tim realized he was a comedy act, but Hung was bad to start with, and taken advantage of.

William Hung laughed all the way to the bank. Don't feel bad.
 
2005-01-05 11:02:36 AM
Creed is worse.
 
2005-01-05 11:02:43 AM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth, TheGreyCat, et al.

Record execs manipulate artists. Get over it. It was only after The Beatles sold tons of records could they go about things in their own way. In the beginning, The Beatles were told what to wear, what songs would be on what records in what country, etc. The difference between The Beatles of 1962 and Ashlee Simpson of 2005 was Lennon and McCartney had a little more talent.

And by "a little more" I mean a lot.
 
2005-01-05 11:03:01 AM
What really pissed me off about her performance was the insane use of the Anarchy symbol. That biatch has no use for it! What the hell is she trying to prove here, that she is a so-called "Punk"? I swear, the world needs less people like her and Avil lavine!
 
2005-01-05 11:04:01 AM
narturalbornfarker
She was just tying to show the depth of her emotions by expressiong them.... all. At once.

Ever watch Celine Dion's face/mouth while she's singing? Now THAT's entertainment.
 
2005-01-05 11:05:07 AM
Wife and I were watching the halftime and during Simpson's song I said to my wife, "This very well may be the worst song I have ever heard" Then the booing ensued. That was just icing on the cake.
 
2005-01-05 11:05:15 AM
Fell In Love With a Chair

You mean this one?

Yup, exactly. At first she looks relieved to be done, gasping, then hearing boos her eyes get wide in disbelief and the smile turns from a genuine emotion into an ego-shield facade in a heartbeat. It's really subtle but you can see it if you look closely. It takes 17 muscles to smile, and 43 to frown. In that heartbeat, a few of those 43 start twitching involuntarily and you can kinda tell she's in stool-sample land.
 
2005-01-05 11:05:33 AM
Per,
no they played in concert halls and ampitheathers... btw you conveniently left out the part where i said the electronics should be used for a BIGGER sound and new sounds. Not as a bandaid for lack of ability.
 
2005-01-05 11:05:39 AM
 
2005-01-05 11:05:55 AM
2005-01-05 10:59:20 AM surrenderyoursushi

Sig all the money in the world will not mend the emotional scars this chick will probably have.

Forgive me if I don't cry for her.

Hash browns, bacon strips
I like the way you lick your lips
Come on baby, eat the rich!


Ladies and gentlemen, we are Motorhead. And we're gonna kick your ass.

Best.Band.Evar.
 
2005-01-05 11:06:10 AM
Get over it.

You get over it.
 
2005-01-05 11:06:34 AM
Blade2567


In the 30 years I've watched sports, I think there's only one time when I thought a departure from your guidelines turned out rather well.

 
2005-01-05 11:06:38 AM
I agree that Ashley is a talentless hack, but I can't blame her for trying. I'm not that much into music, so my first real exposure to Gwen Stefani was watching her sing during the Superbowl halftime show. I wound up buying every No Doubt CD I could find. Mind you, I'm not looking for any of Ashley's work right now. But, if her performance had come off well, she would have earned many new fans.

As an aside, it's obvious that Ashley's answer was "Yes" to the Dead Kennedy's question, "Is my cock big enough, is my brain small enough, for you to make me a star?"
 
2005-01-05 11:07:03 AM
ASHLEE SIMPSON LYRICS
"La La"
You can dress me up in diamonds
You can dress me up in dirt
You can throw me like a line-man
I like it better when it hurts

Oh, I have waited here for you
I have waited

You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be a french maid
When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up, I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna scream

You can meet me on an aero-plane
Or in the back of the bus
You can throw me like a boomerang
I'll come back and beat you up

Oh, I have waited here for you
Dont, keep me waiting

You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be a french maid
When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up, I want more
You make me wanna

You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be a french maid
When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up, I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna scream

I feel safe with you
I can be myself tonight
It's alright, with you
Cuz you hold, my secrets tight
You do, You do

You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la

You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be a french maid
When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up, I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna la la
in the kitchen on the floor
I'll be a french maid
When I meet you at the door
I'm like an alley cat
Drink the milk up, I want more
You make me wanna
You make me wanna scream

You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la, la la, la la la la la la la la la
You make me wanna la la, la la la la

/ Case Closed "Worst Song Ever"
 
2005-01-05 11:07:35 AM
If you really want to vomit all over yourself, MTV is still running Ashlee's abhorrent show.
 
2005-01-05 11:07:38 AM
Those people paid top dollar for those tickets to be entertained.

Wow, here I thought they paid top dollar to see a football game.
 
2005-01-05 11:07:48 AM
2005-01-05 11:05:07 AM Hang On Voltaire

Wife and I were watching the halftime and during Simpson's song I said to my wife, "This very well may be the worst song I have ever heard" Then the booing ensued. That was just icing on the cake.

That booing honestly made me proud to be an American again.
 
2005-01-05 11:07:53 AM
AuntofDogface: Regardless of suckage, I think the boo-ing is rude and in bad taste.

If I had been in that stadium I would have booed as well, provided of course that I could stop myself laughing at the piss-poor show for long enough to boo. Those people live by performing. If they suck at it they should be booed.
 
2005-01-05 11:08:05 AM
Anyone have audio of that douchebag from Creed singing God Bless America??? I thought that was much worse than Miss Simpson's performance.
 
2005-01-05 11:08:35 AM
TheGrayCat: You're comparing a manufactured trollop like Ashlee Simpson to The Beatles?



The beatles were pretty daggone manufactured.
 
2005-01-05 11:08:44 AM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

Make me...

La la la la la la la
 
2005-01-05 11:09:22 AM
You make me wanna barf barf, barf barf barf, barf barf, barf barf barf barf barf barf barf barf barf .
 
2005-01-05 11:10:22 AM
It would have worked better if she could sing a lick.

Substitute "or" for "a" and you're on to something.
 
2005-01-05 11:10:35 AM
Having just watched the video I never noticed the Anarchy symbol last night. Seeing it during her stage show is the ultimate in Irony.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 11:12:15 AM
taikonaut: Record execs manipulate artists. Get over it.

Exactly. Case in point:

from this


to this
 
2005-01-05 11:12:48 AM
Im glad there was an hour long crappy halftime show...I didnt have to miss Dog The Bounty Hunter.
 
2005-01-05 11:12:59 AM
taikonaut: Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles.

Dude, I prefer the Stones to the Beatles as well. But I'd rather by anally raped by all 4 Beatles simultaneously than listen to 10 minutes of Ashlee Simpson singing.
 
2005-01-05 11:13:23 AM
Nabb1:

"Call me old fashioned, but I like it when marching bands perform at football halftimes. What would have been wrong with that?"

I agree. And the national anthem shouldn't be a "performance." The singer needs to lead the audience in singing The Star Spangled Banner, not show off some faux vocal prowess.
 
2005-01-05 11:13:36 AM
she was right...her band still sucks.....
 
2005-01-05 11:13:45 AM
ccc1138
Those have to be the most confusing and worst lyrics ever.
"I'll be a french maid"???
WTF?
 
2005-01-05 11:13:51 AM
Seriously I haven't been that proud to be a sports fan since Kathy Lee got booed when she was introduced during the Super Bowl to sing the national anthem
 
2005-01-05 11:15:04 AM
Orangesoup - And on the Stones first albums for every I'm A King Bee cover, there was a Under the Boardwalk and Susie Q cover.

I'm not trying to get into a Beatles vs. Stones debate (yeah, because that's what the internet needs, another one of those), merely pointing out that those who claim the Beatles were "manufactured" are just wrong. The Beatles cut their teeth playing every dive in Hamburg and Amsterdamn. They were already hardened road warriors, sure in their sound, by the time Epstein first laid his eyes on them.
 
2005-01-05 11:15:07 AM
The funniest part of that video is the look on her face right as her song ended and a moment before the boos started. She had that look of "Fark yeah I just nailed it and totally redeemed myself."
 
2005-01-05 11:15:11 AM
Record execs manipulate artists. Get over it. It was only after The Beatles sold tons of records could they go about things in their own way. In the beginning, The Beatles were told what to wear, what songs would be on what records in what country, etc.

And you think The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan weren't manipulated in any way?

You made a rather lame comparison that made no sense and got called on it. You get over it.
 
2005-01-05 11:15:32 AM
The Anthem sung accapella with all these weird notes, swoops and added tonal content makes me want to puke. Not only here, but at all major televised sporting events.

Sing it right or not at all.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 11:15:40 AM
elendilmir: The beatles were pretty daggone manufactured.

They were more manipulated than manufactured
 
2005-01-05 11:15:57 AM
I dunno, ccc1138, it doesn't quite compare to Gunther and the Sunshine Girls with "The Ding Dong Song".
 
2005-01-05 11:15:59 AM
In an effort to download this laugh riot of a performance, I accidentally downloaded her video for some song that says "You make me want to la la", which first off, is the DUMBEST line I've ever heard. Second off, that is the worst video I've ever seen in my life. I'm hearing echoes of Butthead watching a video saying "Dammit, they're not even trying. They should just throw this away and start all over again."

Aside from the "la la" part, WOW did that song make her sound like a desperate whore! Basically said over and over that the guy in question could treat her well or like shiat, and either way she'd still keep humping him like a horny chihuahua with a fresh gordita.
 
2005-01-05 11:18:08 AM
http://pennlive.com/columns/patriotnews/jones/index.ssf?/base/columnists/11049 20416320741.xml

According to this guy she was also booed before she sang.
 
2005-01-05 11:18:15 AM
Dear Ashlee,

Baby sis, you need to get a clue and wake up and smell the manure. You can't go through life lipsynching and passing yourself off as a talented performer, like me.
Even when you do sing, you cause men's testicles to retract up into themselves in order for them to save their ability to be able to make babies.
You should have gotten the idea when you last sang at that Christmas party two years ago when you caused our cat to fall over with a heart attack with its eyes bulging out.
As a matter of fact I think you sing like a cat now, one in very very great pain.
I still don't know why you changed your hair color to black, unless it is all that coal in the basement as you practice your ho down.
Anyways I just wanted to say I love you and still think you have a career posing in a pictoral on Playboy, just no more singing or dancing okay, the planet does need it's men to still be able to give us babies besides I can't take no more animals dying in pain or the recurring hemorrhoids you keep giving Nick.

Your big sis,
Jessica
 
2005-01-05 11:18:24 AM
i was looking for o.j. to run on stage :( - dly


LOL

Wins.Thread.Now.LOL.
 
2005-01-05 11:18:25 AM
sigdiamond2000
I'm far from a fan - I think I heard a few snippets of one of her songs and it really made no impression on me. I also didn't see the game last night.

It's all well and good if you don't like it, but I really think the boo-ing was rude.
 
2005-01-05 11:19:23 AM
Fell in Love with a Chair

Dogface is somewhat of a play on my niece's last name. Furthermore, coming up with Dogface involved alcohol and/or drugs.
 
2005-01-05 11:19:31 AM
This thread can be summed up in one word:

Ouch!
 
2005-01-05 11:19:42 AM
2005-01-05 11:15:59 AM Akaziel

In an effort to download this laugh riot of a performance, I accidentally downloaded her video for some song that says "You make me want to la la", which first off, is the DUMBEST line I've ever heard.

Yeah, that line ranks up there with these:

"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time"

Van Halen "Why Can't This Be Love"

"She's got a smile that seems to me reminds me of childhood memories"

Guns N Roses "Sweet Child O Mine"
 
2005-01-05 11:19:44 AM
P.S. Even the Monkees have more talent than you Nick says. Oh that silly boyfriend of mine.
 
2005-01-05 11:19:57 AM
kuhns_m


Remember when Nirvana came arount? there was all this fake rock going on, kind of like today. So that only means one thing, the next Nirvana is just around the corner to sweep all of this crap away.
 
2005-01-05 11:20:28 AM
Rudeness has its place! If you suck, you deserve to have someone be rude to you!
 
2005-01-05 11:20:51 AM
Whats that word for taking pleasure in others misery? Schaden something. I got a raging case of it right now.
 
2005-01-05 11:20:58 AM
Napalm_in_The_morning:

Isn't "dog the bounty hunter" the greatest? Last night's episodes really kicked ass!
 
2005-01-05 11:21:05 AM
arount = around
 
2005-01-05 11:21:18 AM
WeTheSheeple

These "artists" are created and marketed to the people that actually BUY CD's. Most of us on fark, steal our music and think the RIAA is the devil. So, until we start purchasing music and we will have no influence on what they try to sell. Think about it.


When something good comes out people will buy it. Problem is this is the crap they put on the shelves. They even killed metal. St. Anger? Please. I guess they wanted sales to go down so they could more effectively blame P2P.

I haven't downladed any music since the days of napster. Reason: there isn't anything worth downlaoding. The current music isn't even worth $free$. Sad.
 
2005-01-05 11:21:37 AM
2005-01-05 11:18:25 AM AuntofDogface

It's all well and good if you don't like it, but I really think the boo-ing was rude.

So booing is never appropriate? That's ridiculous. How else is this girl going to know that she sucks?
 
2005-01-05 11:21:42 AM
Wow suckage... but who didn't see that coming.
Anyway at least she has a nice ass.


/can't go wong with a nice ass
//she is legal in most states right?
///right?
 
2005-01-05 11:21:50 AM
2005-01-05 11:06:34 AM vygramul

In the 30 years I've watched sports, I think there's only one time when I thought a departure from your guidelines turned out rather well.


I agree...one out 100,000 or so...which are you thinking of?
 
2005-01-05 11:22:07 AM
P.S. Even the Monkees have more talent than you Nick says. Oh that silly boyfriend of mine.

In fact, the Monkees were accomplished instrumentalists (or, for Jones, a singer) in their own right...

...just not on the instruments the were "cast" to play for the show.
 
2005-01-05 11:22:26 AM
AuntofDogface

I do not think you get it. She was horrible, a multi-minute attack on the ears and eyes to (at the least) a captive audience in the Stadium.

Throwing plastic bottles full of urine at her might have been rude.

"boo-ing"? Completely justified and appropriate.
 
2005-01-05 11:22:29 AM
OUCH.

/Hates acid reflux
//Hates excuses
 
2005-01-05 11:22:37 AM
sigdiamond2000

"Yeah, that line ranks up there with these:
"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time"
Van Halen "Why Can't This Be Love"
"She's got a smile that seems to me reminds me of childhood memories"
Guns N Roses "Sweet Child O Mine"

The worst for me is, "Oh what a feeling when you're dancing on the ceiling". Lionel Ritchie.
 
2005-01-05 11:24:09 AM
Wow. WOW. WOW!

She just keeps getting run over by that OBVIOUSLY SHOULDN'T BE A SINGER train, doesn't she? And by the way, whoever said "she's not that bad, no one is" is wrong. She IS that bad, because I'm much worse, but at least I know I shouldn't be singing.

Speaking of Lenny Kravitz, does anyone remember a performance by him a few months back that sounded like it was coming right off a CD (because it was)?
 
2005-01-05 11:24:10 AM
Fromage du jambon avec pantalon.

That is all.
 
2005-01-05 11:24:26 AM
That halftime show was the very reason college football is SO MUCH better than Pro football. College football doesn't need flash-in-the-pan stars to make the game enjoyable and interesting, and bring in fans.

The NFL can keep their Kid Rock's, Britney's, N'Syncs and what-have-you. I'm perfectly fine with marching bands at halftime. It would have been really great if they had like a high school marching band from each state represented in the Championship game performing at halftime instead of those here-today-gone-tomorrow "stars" that performed last night.
 
2005-01-05 11:24:51 AM
Smartassshanna

"Napalm_in_The_morning:
Isn't "dog the bounty hunter" the greatest? Last night's episodes really kicked ass!"

I like the show, but Dog really does not need to dress like that. He has a friggin pot belly for God's sake and his wife is the same. She looks like trailer trash. I like the show though.
 
2005-01-05 11:24:57 AM
Oops, sorry for teh b0ld0rzz.
 
2005-01-05 11:25:00 AM
The worst for me is, "Oh what a feeling when you're dancing on the ceiling".

Nothing compares to "Having my baby....what a lovely way of saying how much you love me!"
 
2005-01-05 11:25:02 AM
jimmyjackfunk

What you heard was pretty much how it sounded live. The sound was terrible
 
2005-01-05 11:25:10 AM
Hey she has dark hair, that means she's a rocker, right?

/would like to stomp Ashlee and her boyfriend Ryan Cabrera in the pit at the next Social D show.
 
2005-01-05 11:25:25 AM
2005-01-05 10:59:04 AM It's a fap!


AuntofDogFace, are you one of those folks who think children should be graded on effort rather than accomplishment? Booing is absolutely appropriate if something sucks. What? We're just supposed to applaud for everyone so they get all warm and fuzzy inside, regardless of the fact that they have zero talent? I think not.
-------------------------------------
Children should be graded on accomplishment and merit, however, should get SOME credit for effort (but if you get an "F", you get an "F"). There are different levels of applause - lukewarm applause to standing "O". Lukewarm applause would have been better than outright boo-ing.
 
2005-01-05 11:26:08 AM
Throwing plastic bottles full of urine at her might have been rude.
No, that would have been appropriate.
 
2005-01-05 11:26:36 AM
Ant


Nemo's Brother:

If you enjoy Lenny Kravitz, Limp BIsquit, Linkin Park, or any of those countless neutered rock bands out there

Lenny Kravitz? Lenny Kravitz isn't that bad.

Anyone who releases his new single with a Gap ad officialy sucks ass.... I loved his old stuff, but the new stuff is just pathetic.
 
2005-01-05 11:26:46 AM
DecemberNitro

What is wrong with Lenny Kravitz? I have always liked his sound and I have always thought he was pretty original (except for his horrible cover of "American Woman"). Has he been lip synching? Seriously I don't know.
 
2005-01-05 11:27:56 AM
2005-01-05 11:18:25 AM AuntofDogface [TotalFark]

It's all well and good if you don't like it, but I really think the boo-ing was rude.


Well I hope you didn't go to a Dallas Cowboys game this year, or you'd have been offended every time Testaverde walked onto the field.
 
2005-01-05 11:28:46 AM
found this little gem while searching for a different link to the video

Pop star sisters JESSICA AND ASHLEE SIMPSON have a secret talent - they can burp the alphabet.

The siblings practice in front of each other and younger sister Ashlee admits she trails behind her big sister.

Ashlee tells gossip website PAGESIX.COM, "I can burp the alphabet. My favorite letter is G. It is an open consonant and is at the beginning when my wind is strong. I can really push it. My worst letter is S. It is a closed consonant and at the end when I am out of wind.

"Jessica has better wind and is a much better belcher. She burps the alphabet better than me."
04/01/2005 17:54


just when I thought I couldn't hate them any more than I already do
 
2005-01-05 11:29:53 AM
Tbat video deserves a "PFF" tag.

Pretty
Farkin'
Funny.

HA! What a maron.
 
2005-01-05 11:30:06 AM
Well, we at least have Jamie Lynn Spears to look forward to now.
Why relations of manufactured pop stars required to be forced upon the unwashed masses?
Please tell me, I'm dying to know.
Are we all that dumb?
 
2005-01-05 11:30:14 AM
Am I the only one that feels sorry for Ashlee?

Sure she wants to be a big rock star, who doesn't? She isn't being told she sucks (which she should btw) by her manager, her label, her promoters. They all tell her how good she is, pay her assloads of money etc..

So all of the positive reenforcement causes her to have a warped impression of her skills (she has none).

So her manager (daddy incest) gets her this gig, she is excited, and then promptly gets boo'd off stage. Must have crushed the poor girl.

Remember, everyone else is telling her she is awesome, so why shouldn't she believe it. Unfortunately, this probably deflated her ego faster than the Hindenburg.
 
2005-01-05 11:30:17 AM
2005-01-05 11:25:00 AM TheGrayCat

Nothing compares to "Having my baby....what a lovely way of saying how much you love me!"

That's honestly one of the most disturbing songs in the history of music. It's up there with that "Too Close" R&B song about that dude poking that chick with his erect cock on the dancefloor.
 
2005-01-05 11:30:22 AM
elendilmir-

Peforming countless shows in Hamburg, doing speed to make it to the end of them, hanging out with hookers, barely making enough money to live... then Brian Epstein says, "Wear ties instead of leather!" Man, those guys were frauds...

/off to burn the White Album
 
2005-01-05 11:30:24 AM
I felt bad for the girl, but it (her performance) was quite bad and it (the booing) was quite funny.

/stomps and screams (obscure?)
 
2005-01-05 11:32:32 AM
Pardon me if this has been brought up...

BUT..if the majority of football fans are MEN, why not put on something that would APPEAL to men? Leave this pop crap off. Everyone I know that had the game on shut it off at halftime.

/oops. obvious, eh?
 
2005-01-05 11:32:35 AM
I heard that she performed a full concert in the Sooners dressing room before the game. That would explain their meltdown.
 
dly
2005-01-05 11:32:39 AM
Lenny Kravitz? Lenny Kravitz isn't that bad.


a couple of years ago i won some tickets from a radio station here in ny. (at the limelight) this putz made the crowd wait over 2 hours , and he sucks....sucks......sucks!


just my 2 cents
 
2005-01-05 11:33:03 AM
WeTheSheeple: These "artists" are created and marketed to the people that actually BUY CD's. Most of us on fark, steal our music and think the RIAA is the devil. So, until we start purchasing music and we will have no influence on what they try to sell. Think about it.

Maybe if they stopped recording shiat more people would buy CD's rather than swiping specific non-shiat tracks.

I really don't know what all the biatching was about, William Hung sings like that and apparently that's a good thing...Well, if you're a popculture whore or something
 
2005-01-05 11:33:05 AM
2005-01-05 11:30:14 AM Theburner

Am I the only one that feels sorry for Ashlee?

Yep.
 
2005-01-05 11:34:12 AM
Hang on Voltaire:

I agree! Beth (his wife) is horrible in both the way she dresses and her 'tude. I can't stand her! Speaking of the way she dresses, She is has huge tits, and as a huge tit woman myself I can understand the desire to dress in a sexy way....Thing is, she is going for sexy and it winds up looking like complete shiat. Besides, when you are bounty hunting, why worry about looking like a whore?

(sorry bout that)
 
2005-01-05 11:34:22 AM
Lukewarm applause indicates "not too bad, try a bit harder next time." Booing says, "The aural equivalent a hot poker shoved up my ass. Oh the pain. How can I get the horror out of my head?"

Ashlee's acoustic assault on all that is good and wholesome should be considered the equivalent of assault and battery. I'd get arrested if I went to a stadium and started whacking folks upside the head with a 2x4. Yet, this twit can launch an assault on our very brains--torture us to a degree not seen outside Aub Ghraib--and she thinks she can get away without being boo'd?

Killin's too good for her.
 
2005-01-05 11:34:33 AM
surrenderyoursushi

no they played in concert halls and ampitheathers...

which are smaller and have better accoustics than football stadiums, yes? All I'm saying is that if I'm at one end of a huge stage singing and you're at the other end playing electric guitar, I can't hear you unless the monitors are working. I don't want to make too many excuses because I truly believe Ashlee Simpson sucks and sucks badly but some allowance does have to be made for the conditions. If you can't hear the band you're singing with, there's no way you will stay on beat and in pitch. Of couse even with that help, I'm sure she'd still bomb.

btw you conveniently left out the part where i said the electronics should be used for a BIGGER sound and new sounds. Not as a bandaid for lack of ability.

Um, I left it out because I agree with you.
 
2005-01-05 11:35:20 AM
The only good news out of this is that we are probably only a few weeks away from teh "career-saving" nip slip.
 
2005-01-05 11:35:42 AM
Damn, you guys are harsh. I would get up and sing at halftime if I was paid as much as she was. I guarantee I would be boo'd off 5 words into my song.

I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?
 
2005-01-05 11:36:05 AM


Thank God for this thread. I thought I was the only one who thought the Beatles were the most. overrated. band. ever.
 
2005-01-05 11:36:20 AM
Pardon me if this has been brought up...

BUT..if the majority of football fans are MEN, why not put on something that would APPEAL to men? Leave this pop crap off. Everyone I know that had the game on shut it off at halftime.


Because ABC (or their sponsors) already had the men with the football game. They aren't worried about the men. They're going to tune into the game regardless. They want the women too. Which is why always put Britney Spears/ Beyonce/Elton John/Whitney/Gloria Estevan on the pre-game or half time show.
 
2005-01-05 11:36:20 AM
The New Pornographers. That is all.
 
2005-01-05 11:36:28 AM
Oh great...another halftime boob fiasco.
 
2005-01-05 11:37:23 AM
1-it was not just ashlee who got booed, the fans (or patriots as i'd like to call them) booed the line up from the very beginning

2- this was the most entertaining halftime show i can remember. it was like watching the early episodes of American Idol were the least talented singers are hysterically bad. from now on halftimes should be nothing more than public ridicule infront of milloins of people-THATS entertainment.

3-Some of you are debating whether there were back up vocal tracks: Yes. There seemed to be a choir of backup tracks behind all three performers (even Mr. Beltbuckle) that were louder than the person singing. This never happens at the Superbowl because the whole thing is on tape and they are smart enough to show backup singers on stage as an excuse for all of the extra vox.

/Anarchy for some, Hilarity for others
 
2005-01-05 11:38:45 AM
The porn industry would welcome her with open fly.
 
2005-01-05 11:38:56 AM
anyone who says that the acoustics is to blame...

...is only fooling themself.

I'm POSITIVE that HUNDREDS of people have performed there during a football game.
Was there an outcry each and every time? What about the sound check that was done?

SHE SUCKS -- plain and simple.

also, on a side note, Lenny Kravitz USED to be good...then he became self-absorbed.
he recycles most of his rhythms anyway...
 
2005-01-05 11:39:12 AM
thesums: the next Nirvana is just around the corner to sweep all of this crap away

And hopefully the "next Nirvana" will quickly come to the same messy end the last one did, thereby saving us from their crap as well.

/found Nirvana to be highly overrated
 
2005-01-05 11:39:23 AM
Am I the only one that feels sorry for Ashlee?

Sure she wants to be a big rock star, who doesn't? She isn't being told she sucks (which she should btw) by her manager, her label, her promoters. They all tell her how good she is, pay her assloads of money etc..

So all of the positive reenforcement causes her to have a warped impression of her skills (she has none).

So her manager (daddy incest) gets her this gig, she is excited, and then promptly gets boo'd off stage. Must have crushed the poor girl.

Remember, everyone else is telling her she is awesome, so why shouldn't she believe it. Unfortunately, this probably deflated her ego faster than the Hindenburg.


The thing is, I guarantee you that at some point in her life, she has heard herself sing (with her voice unaltered) on some recording, video, etc. People who mistakenly think they are good singers usually learn otherwise really quickly when they hear themselves in a recording for the first time.

There's no way she is stupid enough not to know that she can't sing worth shiat. And if I'm wrong about that, then she's too stupid for the booing to really bother her.
 
2005-01-05 11:39:28 AM
Okay, I'm'a probably get roasted for this, but I actually kinda dig that "La La" song. The Ashlee version sucks lemur balls, but if that song were given to a female pop singer with actual, measurable talent (maybe a Gwen Stefani, say) who could re-orchestrate and re-record it, it could be a decent little song.

I feel dirty saying it, but I feel the same way about Britney's "Slave 4U" song. If Prince would have recorded that song in, say, 1987, and replaced the bad synths with good synths and tossed one of his blistering guitar solos into it, that could have been a really good song.
 
2005-01-05 11:39:28 AM
who is suprised by Ashlee's lack of talent? raise your hands.
 
2005-01-05 11:39:31 AM
Maybe we should send Ashlee to Iraq to sing for the insurgents... probably the only way we'll have peace in Iraq and get our boys home

/pulls out flame war bingo card
 
2005-01-05 11:40:20 AM
2005-01-05 11:35:42 AM
Theburner



Damn, you guys are harsh. I would get up and sing at halftime if I was paid as much as she was. I guarantee I would be boo'd off 5 words into my song.

I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?,


I boo'd you 5 words into your quote.
 
2005-01-05 11:41:20 AM
Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but football crowds boo heavily at the end of just about every pop music-related halftime show I've ever seen.
 
2005-01-05 11:41:53 AM
You know, I'm not terribly fond of her sister, nor her sister's music, but at least the woman can SING.

Did you see that "Christmas Special". I caught one song: "Baby It's Cold Outside". How could you say "at least that woman can SING" and sleep at night. She butchered that song. What was with all those shrill high notes at the end of each line?

/why did I watch even 1 minute of that show?
 
2005-01-05 11:41:54 AM
Because ABC (or their sponsors) already had the men with the football game. They aren't worried about the men. They're going to tune into the game regardless. They want the women too. Which is why always put Britney Spears/ Beyonce/Elton John/Whitney/Gloria Estevan on the pre-game or half time show.

Makes sense! Thanks for setting an old man straight!

--at risk of burning up in flames-- The Polyphonic Spree, anyone?--
 
2005-01-05 11:42:00 AM
Hang On Voltaire:

Whats that word for taking pleasure in others misery? Schaden something. I got a raging case of it right now.

"Schadenfreude"

/German word, obviously
 
2005-01-05 11:42:07 AM
surrenderyoursushi

For all you folks who say it was the equipment's fault more than the puppet's fault: what did real musicians do before earpieces and feedbacks and big giant electrical setups to make their music pleasant? The same thing REAL musicians do without that help now.

"REAL" musicians do use monitors. Even your local band uses monitors. And I'm sure bands like the Beatles used monitors back in the day. All it is is another set of speakers pointed at the band instead of the crowd. A wireless earpiece is just the same thing. The reason is that if you can't hear yourself over the rest of the band, or if you can't hear the mix, it's hard to tell if you're in key or in time. In a stadium, the sound would be bouncing around so much and changing tone/pitch and echoing as a result that it would be very difficult to tell if you were in key.

Still no excuse for her horrible performance. There's no way she didn't have an earpiece (even multiple monitors on stage would probably be difficult to get right), and even if it was broken, I don't think that excuses her for her talentless caterwualing. If you lose the monitors midway through a song, it's annoying, but you certainly don't sing as bad as that (unless you're a talentless hack who can't sing in the first place... oh wait).
 
2005-01-05 11:42:14 AM
he next Nirvana is just around the corner to sweep all of this crap away

Which means there is already a new Pixies, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. out there waiting for you to buy their albums.
 
2005-01-05 11:42:36 AM
I can't believe nobody has suggested this useless hack be kicked in the box and shoved.
 
2005-01-05 11:42:37 AM
sigdiamond2000:

2005-01-05 11:25:00 AM TheGrayCat

Nothing compares to "Having my baby....what a lovely way of saying how much you love me!"

That's honestly one of the most disturbing songs in the history of music. It's up there with that "Too Close" R&B song about that dude poking that chick with his erect cock on the dancefloor.



Apparently you've both forgotten "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)" by the Crystals.
 
2005-01-05 11:43:00 AM
Dude, I prefer the Stones to the Beatles as well. But I'd rather by anally raped by all 4 Beatles simultaneously than listen to 10 minutes of Ashlee Simpson singing.

You know what, on second thought Ashlee's music is not that bad.
 
2005-01-05 11:43:16 AM
kcknsstm
There's no way she is stupid enough not to know that she can't sing worth shiat. And if I'm wrong about that, then she's too stupid for the booing to really bother her.


Or, getting paid too much money to worry about it. Face the facts.. I know I suck at singing, but I would take 100K to sing at halftime knowing I would get boo'd. If anyone says they wouldn't, well then you either don't need the 100K, or you are lying.

My bet is she knows she sucks, but likes the paychecks. I would ride that money train as long as I was able to also.

Y'all are just haters.
 
2005-01-05 11:44:14 AM
Life is tough. Wear a helmet
 
2005-01-05 11:45:00 AM
I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?

You right...the more money you have, the better person you are. Brilliant.
You know who was richer than me? Hitler. Great guy. I really am a "moran".
 
2005-01-05 11:45:42 AM
/and p.s. don't call them "feedbacks," even though, as a musician that's actually kind of funny, I'm sure you didn't mean for it to be a joke.
//feedback is the earpiercing shrill sound when something goes horribly wrong in the sound system
///usually as a result of badly placed monitors
 
2005-01-05 11:45:43 AM
....and the White Stripes suck.
 
2005-01-05 11:47:36 AM
Smokepuppet
I really am a "moran".

You are correct sir. You are a moran. In no way shape or form did I say she is a better person than you because of her money. I did say that she obviously enjoys the money more than the booing disturbs her. I also said that the haters were jealous, not "lower people".

Now I understand your arguement, you are too stupid to even read.
 
2005-01-05 11:48:40 AM
2005-01-05 11:42:37 AM Rev. Skarekroe

Apparently you've both forgotten "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)" by the Crystals.

Speaking of disturbing, if I recall correctly, you're the Farker who once posted some Charlie White photos which disturbed me so much I had to go out and buy one of his books. This led to months of nightmares.

So thanks.
 
2005-01-05 11:48:44 AM
Ant: Exactly. Case in point:

A lyrical demonstration would be better:

From This:

Just like the wind you blew away your happy lover's touch
You bring the blues into my heart just like a rush
I cannot bear the way my heart has helped to keep you close
Of you my babe I cannot get enough
You touch me baby


To This:

Pneumatic drill
Right through her chest
Bedroom punching
Right through the rest
I'm gonna make her suffer
I'm gonna make her suffer
And then watch her die
Cos i hate her!
And then i'll fall past
I'm gonna flashback
 
2005-01-05 11:49:14 AM
Theburner: I would take 100K to sing at halftime knowing I would get boo'd. If anyone says they wouldn't, well then you either don't need the 100K, or you are lying.

I'll bite. I wouldn't do it, because my dignity is priceless. There's a lot to be said for keeping your dignity in tact.

And I DO need the 100K! Hehe.
 
2005-01-05 11:49:20 AM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

Yeah, but Seven Nation Army ruled. No matter what you think of them, that song was farking TOUGH!
 
2005-01-05 11:50:26 AM
2005-01-05 11:43:16 AM Theburner

Y'all are just haters.

Again, translation: I'm an Ashlee Simpson fan.
 
2005-01-05 11:50:39 AM
I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?,

Why not just say you're an Ashlee fan instead of spinning like Bill O'Reilly? Harsh criticism builds character, maybe Ashlee will learn instead of believing all the integrity-less clowns in the industry filling her head with air.
 
2005-01-05 11:50:52 AM
Theburner
Or, getting paid too much money to worry about it. Face the facts.. I know I suck at singing, but I would take 100K to sing at halftime knowing I would get boo'd. If anyone says they wouldn't, well then you either don't need the 100K, or you are lying.

My bet is she knows she sucks, but likes the paychecks. I would ride that money train as long as I was able to also.

Y'all are just haters.


My point is that she had to know she sucks. It doesn't matter what her dad, record execs, or anyone says... she has to know she sucks. If that's the case, the boos and this "harsh" critcism really shouldn't be a huge blow to her ego. If she truly had any sort of ego before, I really don't see this changing it much.
 
2005-01-05 11:51:03 AM
CapnUgly

I admire your stance, but I am betting that if the 100K was in cash at your feet, it would make your decision just a wee bit tougher than a hypothetical question posed on FARK. :)

But again, I admire your stance. Personally, I am a whore and wouldn't think twice. :)
 
2005-01-05 11:52:20 AM
Egad Ant! I didn't think anyone remembered With Sympathy. Would you believe I actually own that CD?

It is truly, truly awful.
 
2005-01-05 11:52:34 AM
sigdiamond2000

Not a fan at all, just someone with a slightly different perspective? BTW, was that supposed to be an insult or an observation? Just curious..
 
2005-01-05 11:53:19 AM
"The current music isn't even worth $free$. Sad."

If you're talking Top 40 I would agree. It's drum machines and trash talking. Either that or it sounds like the lead singer is getting strangled ala "American Idol".

There's good stuff out there but it's not "popular". Guess I'm a rebel or something.

Ashlee Simpson and the anarchy symbol - haha. Ya she's a total punk that's for sure! But why should she be real when the music industry is all about manufactured music anyways?
 
2005-01-05 11:53:29 AM
Wow, sorta glad I missed the whole fiasco. Except for Trace Adkins. In the stretch denim jeans. Rawr! Anyone know where I can find vid?
 
2005-01-05 11:53:51 AM
They're both too young for me, but if they weren't, the one I'd hit is the one who doesn't look like David Lee Roth.
 
2005-01-05 11:53:54 AM
I was also saying Boo-urns
 
2005-01-05 11:53:55 AM
2005-01-05 11:45:43 AM Mr. Clarence Butterworth

....and the White Stripes suck.

This coming from a guy who lists Ned's Atomic Dustbin among his favorite bands in his profile?

In your defense, you did also list My Bloody Valentine, so I guess you're not a total loss.
 
2005-01-05 11:54:03 AM
Theburner: "I would take 100K to sing at halftime knowing I would get boo'd. If anyone says they wouldn't, well then you either don't need the 100K, or you are lying."

CapnUgly:"I'll bite. I wouldn't do it, because my dignity is priceless. There's a lot to be said for keeping your dignity in tact."

My dignity has a price, and that price just happens to be $100,000. In fact, I'd dress up for the occasion and put on pants
 
2005-01-05 11:54:35 AM
kcknsstm

After watching some of the American Idol auditions, I have to say a great deal of people that suck don't seem to know it. It could be miriad of situations...

1) She sucks and knows it, but likes the paychecks.
2) She sucks and doesn't know it, but just found out!
3) Profit???
 
2005-01-05 11:55:14 AM
2005-01-05 11:52:34 AM Theburner

sigdiamond2000

Not a fan at all, just someone with a slightly different perspective?


Yeah, a warped one.

BTW, was that supposed to be an insult or an observation? Just curious..

Both.
 
2005-01-05 11:55:34 AM
Theburner

You make a very good point about cash at my feet having an influence, and I can't say that it wouldn't. I'd like to think I'd still keep my dignity and walk away.

But, judging by the sheer number of people on reality shows today, I guess everyone's dignity has a price. Mine's just a little higher...or a LOT higher, rather.
 
2005-01-05 11:55:40 AM
Cut her some slack, she was farm-raised on Santeria and voodoo.
 
2005-01-05 11:55:43 AM
LittleSmitty

A fellow whore! Welcome to the club! :)
 
2005-01-05 11:55:46 AM
Another big difference now is real talented musicians have to go out and earn a record contract.

How many years did the Beatles play the Cavern Club circut before thier first album? Three.

Dylan played for three or four years before his first album was released.

What were the Beatles and Dylan doing in those three or four years? Practicing, honing their craft, polishing their talent.

How long did Ashlee Simpson play before her first album?

3 weeks? Christ, she only heard demo's of her songs 5 days before recording.

Blah, give me real music, warts and all, I can take it.

Broktun | I may not have a pretty voice, but I can play guitar and sing at the same time. I do not play for money, but will play for beer
 
2005-01-05 11:57:26 AM
you know, i've heard her sing something impromptu on some tv show asking her to sing santa baby, and she wasn't bad at all. no, she's no whitney houston or kelly clarkson when it comes to vocals, but she could make it on broadway if she had histrionic personality disorder.
 
2005-01-05 11:57:50 AM
sigdiamond2000
Not a fan at all, just someone with a slightly different perspective?

Yeah, a warped one.


Never met anyone from the thought police before. Can I have your email address so that next time I have to form an opinion I can email you first to make sure I have the right one?
 
2005-01-05 11:57:53 AM
Clarence Butterworth you ignorant Slut.

Perhaps you were thinking that the White Stripes "Rock" but were so overpowered by their awesomeness that you mistakenly wrote "suck" This is the only excuse I can possibly imagine for such an immense error on your part
 
2005-01-05 11:58:00 AM
sigdiamond2000

I stand by my condemnation. They're one hit novelty wankers.
 
2005-01-05 11:58:33 AM
Ashlee Simpson rawks!!!1! I dyed my hair black like hurs!!11! She is so cul bcuz she isnt blond like her sis. Stop being mean, she is soooooooooooooooo cool ur jealous!!!!!!1!

/Have yet to find the 'sacrastic' code within HTML
 
2005-01-05 11:58:42 AM
"A fellow whore! Welcome to the club! :)"

It's nice to be recognised for something
 
2005-01-05 11:59:13 AM
Did anyone else watching think that Ashley had gotten a boob job? Or did she just gain weight?

Also, what the hell was that dance she did? Awful.

I thought the other two singers dealt with the obvious audio problems pretty well, considering how much of a nightmare that probable was.

And I'm agreeing with everyone that that Anarchy symbol on the drumset is one of the funniest, lamest, phoniest things I've every seen.
 
2005-01-05 12:00:03 PM
Thank God for this thread. I thought I was the only one who thought the Beatles were the most. overrated. band. ever.

Well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion -- no matter how wrong it is!

Let's see, her career is in the tank. I'm guessing that we should see the Ashlee Simpson sex tape any day now.

It worked for Pam and Paris...
 
2005-01-05 12:00:59 PM
The REAL morans are people who pay money for the CDs and pay to see these lip synchers live. Lip synching at a live show without announcing that that's what you're doing should be illeagal.
 
2005-01-05 12:01:31 PM
"I'm guessing that we should see the Ashlee Simpson sex tape any day now."

Do you think she lip synchs that one too?
 
2005-01-05 12:03:17 PM
I like Ashlee Simpson - all she needs is folding teeth and she'd be the perfect woman...
 
2005-01-05 12:03:18 PM
"REAL" musicians do use monitors. Even your local band uses monitors. And I'm sure bands like the Beatles used monitors back in the day.

Back in the day, once amplification and percussion got to the point where you couldn't hear yourself any more, monitors were invented.

As lead player/vocalist in a band that's played all size venues, I can tell you that you MUST have monitors, even in a small venue, to be able to hear yourself well enough to give a good performance. It's very hard to give a good performance if you can't hear yourself. However, talented vocalists (unlike myself) can give a good performance no matter what the conditions. If your standing there with nothing but a mic in your hands, your job is to sing right, and if you can't hear yourself well enough to do your job, you put your finger in your ear or cup your hand so you can. The lead singer in my band is probably better than about 50% of current Nashville stars, and he always amazes me how well he can sing even if he can't hear himself at all. Me, I ain't that good, but I'm the guitar player, not the singer, so my top priority is to keep my fingers moving.

Monitors used to be wedge shaped speakers on the floor pointing up at you. Some people still use these, but most people have gone to in-ear monitors, because they ROCK! Floor monitors, unless you had a really good mix, tended to just be a whole lot of noise added to the stage sound and if you had any guitar or keys in the monitor mix, they would drown out the vocals because they inhabit the same sonic space. Then everyone starts turning everything up so they can hear it and eventually you have nothing but a deafening roar. Now with in-ear monitors, I have my vocal on one channel and everything else I need (which is usually just the other singer's vocal) on the other channel and I can adjust the levels myself. Best thing that's ever happened in musical technology, in my humble opinion.

"Stars" at Simspon's "level" have no excuse for turning in a poor performance even if they can't hear themselves. I hope Ashlee Simpson ends up being the final nail in the music industry's coffin where everyone wakes up and realizes that they're getting substandard crap shoved down their throats. At least Britney is purdy and Christina can sing, but as far as I can tell, Ashlee has no redeeming qualities and only has as much career as she has because her Dad really really really wants her to be famous like her sister.

You can polish that turd all you want, but...
 
2005-01-05 12:03:32 PM
2005-01-05 10:37:58 AM Keef94

The last--and maybe only--good halftime show was U2's post-9/11 performance at the 2002 Super Bowl.

AMEN to that! When they did "One," they didn't need anything but that screen behind them--but that happens with a REAL band. They can actually play (God, how I miss those days!).

 
2005-01-05 12:03:39 PM
2005-01-05 11:58:00 AM Mr. Clarence Butterworth

sigdiamond2000

I stand by my condemnation. They're one hit novelty wankers.


Sorry about the "Ned's" barb. I scrolled down your profile and saw that you were a MST3K fan, so you're officially the tops in my book. Doesn't mean you aren't still wrong about The White Stripes, though.

2005-01-05 11:57:50 AM Theburner

Never met anyone from the thought police before. Can I have your email address so that next time I have to form an opinion I can email you first to make sure I have the right one?

I'm not allowed to have an opinion about your posts? Thought police?
 
2005-01-05 12:04:59 PM
I came in here thinking this was about the game....whoops!
 
2005-01-05 12:06:05 PM
jbtilley: The current music isn't even worth $free$.

Very true. It's been an awful long time since I downloaded any music, and last two bunches of CDs I bought were from France and Japan.

I did have a good laugh when I found out that my 9-year-old french-only-speaking cousin bought an Eminem album. It certainly answered a lot of questions I have about who actually buys Eminem albums.
 
2005-01-05 12:07:33 PM
Maybe I'm joining the flamewar a little late, but it occurred to me: who is the braintrust that decided Ashlee Simpson is the ideal star to have during a FOOTBALL halftime show. What would Ashlee's appeal be to the 21-60 male demographic? That she's semi-attractive? It wasn't until ABC's shameless subliminal advertising with their hyped up "MUSIC HIGHLIGHT" of the first half with the *WORLD PREMIER* U2 music video (of a song that has absolutely nothing to do with football in the first place) that I realized what profits those programming money-mongers are trying to fleece from us consumers and watchers of football!

All of the music acts of the night (including U2) are somehow someway tied to Sony/Vivendi Universal's holdings in record labels. Look them up - they're all under the same umbrella. So what does this have to do with ABC? Well, the biggest holding in Vivendi's library of labels is RCA records. Back in the 1930's, RCA was a big player in the television and radio arenas. They also produced record players and the vinyl records themselves... It doesn't take a genius to deduce they could make a profit by having their own record label as well... What's more, as a big player in radio and seeing the profitability of the new-fangled television, they started ABC. So through the years, RCA Records has fallen into different hands but it's all a charade created to funnel their crappy music down our throats through their corporate puppets.

It really pisses me off to watch a game of football nowadays(especially Sunday and Monday Night Football [ESPN (ie Disney, ie ABC) and ABC respectively] and have all this extra music shiat thrown at us... I want to watch football, dammit - not be subliminally affronted with your crappy music that I would never buy in the first place. It almost makes me want to download that shiat out of principle, but then I remember that I'm a lazy sack of shiat.
 
2005-01-05 12:07:35 PM
sigdiamond2000

Of course I'm probably wrong, I'm just at that age where everything new I hear sounds like it's been done before.
 
2005-01-05 12:07:53 PM
Ashlee Simpson is a real world case of that Brady Bunch episode when Greg thought he was going to be a rock superstar only to find out he got the part cause he "fit the suit".

Ashlee Simpson is the new Johnny Bravo.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 12:08:25 PM
Special J:

Egad Ant! I didn't think anyone remembered With Sympathy. Would you believe I actually own that CD?

I own it too. Occasionally, one of the songs from it will pop up on my mp3 jukebox's random 3000 song playlist. It's not THAT bad...
 
2005-01-05 12:08:38 PM
For those feeling sympathy for Simpson for having to bear the horror of booing....

The first time she has to spend two hours not only being booed, but dodging flying glass bottles and having beer poured on her only to be told after the gig that not enough people passed through the door to cover your beer tab (much less get paid) ... then she might experience what its like to be a REAL musician playing your average dive gig.
 
2005-01-05 12:08:40 PM
The expectation used to be that Jessica would eventually give us the tatas in playboy. A continued string of these performances and waning popularity by Ashlee, pretty much guaranteed due to her total lack of talent, changes that expectation to Ashlee doing hardcore pr0n. Since she's not pretty enough to appear in vivid video type releases, we should expect some "Backdoor Ashlee" videos coming down the pipe in say, 13 months.
 
2005-01-05 12:09:09 PM
DISPOSABLE and ANT:

Of all the bands who changed their sound for sales, Ministry is a terrible example. Is their early stuff way too poppy, sure, but it didnt take a record exec to make them more pissed/punk. Look at all of the side projects: Pailhead, Revco, 1000 Homo DJs and Lard. No exec was telling them what to do and they are alot like the Ministry of "Land" and "Mind".

If you want a band who was changed by execs I give you No Doubt (straight Ska before being signed) or Sugar Ray (always horrible, but a different type of horrible before they started writing ballads). There are tons of bands who have sold out, I really dont think Ministry is one of them.
 
2005-01-05 12:09:20 PM
Her lyrics are all about her being a cum guzzling slut. Loved the boos.
 
2005-01-05 12:09:35 PM
Sigdiamond2000

Whoa there chief.. I didn't pass judgement on your what you said... Just pointed out in a distinct way that thoughts can differ. Nice attempt at a reversal.
 
2005-01-05 12:10:08 PM
gargantuan98: Pop star sisters JESSICA AND ASHLEE SIMPSON have a secret talent - they can burp the alphabet.

That still would have sounded better than Ashlee's caterwauling at the halftime show.
 
2005-01-05 12:10:18 PM
Thread is spent.. Lunch time.. Asta..
 
2005-01-05 12:10:40 PM
2005-01-05 12:01:31 PM LittleSmitty

"I'm guessing that we should see the Ashlee Simpson sex tape any day now."

Do you think she lip synchs that one too?


Best comment on the whole thread so far.
 
2005-01-05 12:12:04 PM
What do you think her dad is saying to her after this?

"They weren't booing at you, it was at the poor sound quality"
 
2005-01-05 12:12:11 PM
And I'm agreeing with everyone that that Anarchy symbol on the drumset is one of the funniest, lamest, phoniest things I've every seen.

Anarchy means, like, no hotel suites with hot-and-cold running water, right?
 
2005-01-05 12:12:21 PM
sigdiamond2000:

2005-01-05 11:42:37 AM Rev. Skarekroe

Apparently you've both forgotten "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)" by the Crystals.

Speaking of disturbing, if I recall correctly, you're the Farker who once posted some Charlie White photos which disturbed me so much I had to go out and buy one of his books. This led to months of nightmares.

So thanks.




Just doing my job, citizen!
 
2005-01-05 12:12:50 PM
I have always wondered why the anarchy symbol is drawn the same way by everyone who uses it.
 
2005-01-05 12:13:01 PM
The end of the Star Spangled Banner should be sung more slowly than the beginning. However, singing at the same tempo would be much more preferable to the current popular situation: not finishing the song at all.

"All Four Stanzas":
http://www.purewatergazette.net/asimov.htm
 
2005-01-05 12:13:14 PM
They weren't booing AT her, they were booing WITH her.

/luv ya, mom!
 
2005-01-05 12:13:17 PM
the game sucked. that is all.
 
2005-01-05 12:13:22 PM
Egad Ant! I didn't think anyone remembered With Sympathy. Would you believe I actually own that CD?

I have a friend who did some art design for Ministry and got to spend some time hanging out with Al backstage at some shows and events. He said one time a starry eyed fan went up to Al with a Sympathy on vinyl, still wraped in its cellaphane, mint condition and asked Al to sign it. You could see Al's eyes roll into the back of his head, ripped the album out of the cellephane, autographed it and clumsily stuffed it back into the wrapper. That album is the bane of his existence.
 
2005-01-05 12:13:31 PM
Best halftime show I ever saw was a dog chasing a frisbee.
 
2005-01-05 12:14:02 PM
Two words: Black. Metal.
 
2005-01-05 12:14:07 PM
I thought that anarchy symbol made her look fat.

/apply salt to gaping flesh wound that is AS' career. Rub vigorously
 
2005-01-05 12:14:56 PM
Enuratique - Don't forget the continual cutaways to Mickey Mouse dancing on the sidelines. ugh, I wanted to throw my beer through the TV.

/Disney sucks
 
Ant
2005-01-05 12:15:32 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth: ....and the White Stripes suck.

Jack White just needs to dump his sister/ex-wife/whatever, get a real drummer and find a bassist.
 
2005-01-05 12:15:49 PM
LoveInAction

And I'm agreeing with everyone that that Anarchy symbol on the drumset is one of the funniest, lamest, phoniest things I've every seen.

Anarchy means, like, no hotel suites with hot-and-cold running water, right?
 
2005-01-05 12:16:30 PM
Traveling Bear

I'd like to rub myself vigorously after mangus's pic.
 
2005-01-05 12:16:47 PM
In her defense (and I'm sure this won't be read), the anarchy symbol was on stage for all three performers, so I don't know if that was as much for Ashlee as an overall stupid move for the halftime show.

I was still happy that I was in the bathroom at the bar for most of her song being far more entertained by an advertisement for Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
 
2005-01-05 12:16:55 PM
It's a simple solution, folks.

Ashley needs something in her mouth at all times that will keep her quiet.

Hmmm, I wonder what we could use?
 
2005-01-05 12:17:04 PM
LoveInAction

"And I'm agreeing with everyone that that Anarchy symbol on the drumset is one of the funniest, lamest, phoniest things I've every seen.
Anarchy means, like, no hotel suites with hot-and-cold running water, right?"

Oh the irony gets even better when you throw in the fact that she has CHOREOGRAPHED DANCERS in her performance.
 
2005-01-05 12:17:15 PM
kuhns_m

Culture refers to the collective beliefs, aspirations, behaviors and ideals of a people in their struggle to survive. Culturve evolved as the "glue" of more complex societies and allowed them to thrive. This is why there is comparatively little culture amongst the most primitive of peoples.

The ridiculous bands from the 1970's you mention were simply the beginning of cultural decay. They are nothing more than decadent nihilists, who feed the emotions of a depraved populace stuffed with the bounty of modern technology and the international financial system of usury profit. Their music is akin to the stench of rotting fruit.

In the end, Led Zepplin and Ashlee Simpson represent decadence. Their work does nothing to assist man in his struggle for survival. Their music does not evoke the highest of ideals upon which a successful and stable civilization is based, such as duty, honor, loyalty, and temperence.

When this sick civilization of ours collapses, no one will give a fsck about any pop stars or rockers of the post war world. Why? Because life will be hard, there will be immeasurable human suffering and the trite little tunes of the average drunk/drug addicted musician will offer little solace or inspiration.

Pop and rock music provides an escape from the regularity of an easy life. As soon as life ceases to be easy, all of this music will become irrelevan and forgotten.

Let the struggle for culture continue!
 
2005-01-05 12:18:06 PM
Anarchy means, like, no hotel suites with hot-and-cold running water, right?

Heh heh. Yeah, I bet Ashlee's tour bus breaks down all the time, she has trouble with promoters and club owners over money and eats off the dollar menu at McDs while on tour.

Talentless phony wench.
 
2005-01-05 12:18:38 PM
shibby1

Only to hacks.
 
2005-01-05 12:18:40 PM
Oops...sorry about the pic. Here's the link.
 
2005-01-05 12:19:04 PM
I'd hit it, hit her, hit the head, hit the lights and hit the road.

/wouldn't really hit her
//would hit her manager, though.
 
2005-01-05 12:19:38 PM
Or, do anarchy groups have meetings?
 
2005-01-05 12:19:46 PM
zutroy

...When The Artist Formerly Known As Big John Stud came on, you could hardly hear him...

That brings tears to my eyes.

/golf clap
 
2005-01-05 12:20:28 PM
Or, do anarchy groups have meetings?

Yeah, but you get kicked out if you show up.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 12:21:21 PM
JimmyThrash:

There are tons of bands who have sold out, I really dont think Ministry is one of them.

Actually, I was pointing to Ministry as an example of a band that, once the influence of the execs was gone, got their shiat together and started doing what they actually wanted to do.
 
2005-01-05 12:21:26 PM


hahahahaha

no wait.....

BAH HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
 
2005-01-05 12:22:21 PM
Just like Ministry: 'cause I hate her!

She got exactly what she deserved. Reality is harsh, and it should be. The stupid biatch will have a hard time ignoring public opinion, now; and her promoters will have a very hard time pumping sunshine up her a$$, too. Saran Wrap clad cheerleaders are the only thing that would have helped her performance. THAT is what the male crowd wants to see!
 
2005-01-05 12:22:51 PM
In real Rock News

Rock Band JOURNEY get there Star on the Walk of Fame

http://www.rockrage.com/headlines/2k4/december/Journey_121704.html

Journey's early days down the arena rock road has now ended at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band will receive their own star on January 21st.

The entire band (minus Steve Perry) that has sold over seventy-five million records since 1973, will be on hand to accept their award in front of the Musician's Institute at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.

Journey will also be performing a Walk of Fame celebration show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. The band has promised spontaneous jam sessions along with special surprise guests.

The award ceremony will begin at 11:30AM.

**************
 
2005-01-05 12:23:44 PM
smokepuppet: I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?

You right...the more money you have, the better person you are. Brilliant. You know who was richer than me? Hitler. Great guy. I really am a "moran".

This thread has officially been "Godman"ed, for those who didn't notice
 
2005-01-05 12:23:54 PM
The ridiculous bands from the 1970's you mention were simply the beginning of cultural decay. They are nothing more than decadent nihilists, who feed the emotions of a depraved populace stuffed with the bounty of modern technology and the international financial system of usury profit. Their music is akin to the stench of rotting fruit.

Now you're not being fair to rotting fruit.
 
2005-01-05 12:24:56 PM
jpiercy:

Since when was Journey a rock band?
 
2005-01-05 12:25:22 PM
"The entire band (minus Steve Perry"

Steve Perry and Neil Schon WERE the band!
 
2005-01-05 12:25:43 PM
You right...the more money you have, the better person you are. Brilliant. You know who was richer than me? Hitler. Great guy. I really am a "moran".

And Hitler had a girlfriend, too!
 
2005-01-05 12:26:39 PM
"Um, people. There have always been Ashlee Simpsons in the music industry. For every Dylan, there was a Donovan. Hell, for the Rolling Stones, there was a Beatles."

You ever heard the Stones live? Mick Jaeger's voice sounds like two donkeys farking. They studioed themselves up plenty on their albums too. At least the Beatles admited to being poor live. (Watch "The Beatles Anthology volume 5, and 6" if you don't belive me)
 
2005-01-05 12:26:58 PM
I woke up to this on the clock radio this morning. I turned to the missus and said, "What the hell is that? It sounds awful." Then the radio hosts explained what it was.

Great googly moogly.
 
2005-01-05 12:27:54 PM
I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?

Is there a Godwin equivalent for the "you're just jealous" gambit in an internet thread debate?

/musta got that retort straight from Ashlee herself!
 
2005-01-05 12:28:04 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

Or, do anarchy groups have meetings?

Yeah, but you get kicked out if you show up.


That's pretty good. Thanks, Clarence.
 
2005-01-05 12:29:41 PM
Nicely, played Mr. Clarence Butterworth.
 
2005-01-05 12:29:50 PM
2005-01-05 11:30:06 AM Jeebus_Frist


Well, we at least have Jamie Lynn Spears to look forward to now.
Why relations of manufactured pop stars required to be forced upon the unwashed masses?
Please tell me, I'm dying to know.
Are we all that dumb?


There will be nudity from that one one day...mark my words.
 
2005-01-05 12:30:01 PM
I call Godwin. The thread's over.
 
2005-01-05 12:30:40 PM
Or, do anarchy groups have meetings?

Yeah, but you get kicked out if you show up.

That, plus they're never where or when they're advertised.
 
2005-01-05 12:30:49 PM
That gal blows more than my girlfriend. Just don't tell my wife I said that.
 
2005-01-05 12:30:51 PM
I really feel for this kid. Her father is whoreing her out. Clearly, she doesn't have the looks or talent her older sister has...and dear old dad is trying to make her something she's not. A musical talent.

How long to the nude layout in Playboy in a vein attempt to establish a career? One only knows.
 
2005-01-05 12:31:07 PM
I'd like to do some ATM with Ashly and her sister.
 
2005-01-05 12:31:32 PM
ANT-

AHH...I'll agree with that one, sometimes people have to speak slowly for me to comprehend what they are trying to say.

onward: Nirvana didn't make anything better. The 90's had just as much terrible major label releases as there are today. Its your own fault for caring what the majors promote.
 
2005-01-05 12:32:20 PM
Steve Perry and Neil Schon WERE the band!

Neil Schon has been with the band since day one. Steve Perry was not.

I was watching the halftime show without sound because everyone else in the house was asleep. I turned it up a tiny bit and thought my TV speakers were broken, then turned it back down.
 
2005-01-05 12:32:26 PM
Watching that train wreck of a production (game and show) makes me want to swtich to UPS
 
2005-01-05 12:32:43 PM
MooseBayou

gimpel


Reminded me of how Baldrick in Blackadder lost out on a village idiot position by showing up for the interview.
 
2005-01-05 12:32:49 PM
Ashlee Simpson's makeover into a red-haired, Contemporary Christian and/or Country-Western "artist" in 5..4..3..2..1
 
2005-01-05 12:33:02 PM


No further comment.
 
2005-01-05 12:33:19 PM
How long to the nude layout in Playboy in a vein attempt to establish a career?

The career may already be varicose.
 
2005-01-05 12:34:29 PM
I think fans at any sporting event should be allowed to vote, right after the national anthem, on whether the singer lives or dies. I would clean up the entire music business.

I say apply this theory to politics...the loser dies in a flagrant display of public execution that would leave you trying to flee from the streets. Can we start now? Huh? Can we? Starting with the losers of the past election, of course!

/he he he. Just chuckling at the barbaric nature of the thought. Bloodsport for the masses!
 
2005-01-05 12:35:36 PM
INFINITY!!!
 
2005-01-05 12:37:03 PM
seriously, why is she allowed to live?

someone must have a lot of jack invested in this ugly piece of crap, because no matter how many times she humiliates herself, someone keeps booking her for live gigs.

back in my day, we would have shot this biatch out of a cannon into the sea, even before the SNL debacle.
 
2005-01-05 12:37:04 PM
IcarusIscariot

smokepuppet: I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?



I agree with you, but you know what? So the fark WHAT! You know why people get angry at the fact you illustrated? Because shiat like this (no talent SOMEHOW gaining success) is happening across the board in all industries and lines of work.

How many idiot managers have people here worked for?

How many people have you seen in business, the arts, civil service, etc...where you scratched your head and said "How in God's name did that farkhead get there!"

Its a sign of a bigger problem, bashing Ashlee Simpson is just rage at a particularily highly exposed part of it.
 
2005-01-05 12:37:31 PM
Ashlee Simpson's makeover into a red-haired, Contemporary Christian and/or Country-Western "artist" in 5..4..3..2..1

Totally agree on the country-western thing. Only, I would add that her first song will be some sort of super-patriot "support our troops" type of thing, so that anyone criticizing Ashlee will be immediately suspected of hating our troops.
 
2005-01-05 12:37:51 PM
WE are responsible for Ashlee Simpson.
We have said to kids today "It's okay to be "just Ok"".
We have entire school systems that don't use the grading system anymore because it causes mental anguish and demeans kids!!
We as a culture we say "it's okay to be mediocre. It's fine to suck ass as long as you just try".

So, WE need to change before it changes.

'Just Okay' is not Okay!

There is do or do not! There is no try!!!
 
2005-01-05 12:37:59 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth

Reminded me of how Baldrick in Blackadder lost out on a village idiot position by showing up for the interview.

Stop it man. Seriously.

You're
Killing
Me.

Funny sh*t

Oh, BTW, on a more serious note.

We have a VERY talented young singer/fiddler/actress here in South Loiuisiana who will FINALLY show that Yes, Virginia, there is some REAL talent out there on the rise.

Her name is Amanda Shaw, and she is smart, pretty, I think about 15 or 16 by now, and she will knock your sox off.

Can't wait for her to get some national air. You will be impressed.
 
2005-01-05 12:38:49 PM
LoveInAction
How long to the nude layout in Playboy in a vein attempt to establish a career?

The career may already be varicose.


Well played, sir.
 
2005-01-05 12:38:52 PM
once and for all. where does "lots" end and infinity sign begin around here?????
 
2005-01-05 12:38:55 PM
If you don't blast Ashlee's horrible display of non-talent, you're enabling it, and there will be many more like her that will make Britney seem like Maria Callas.
 
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2005-01-05 12:39:36 PM
I saw the halftime show, and it looked like the singers were having problems with the sound. I've performed live (musically, and vocally) and the larger the stage and setup the more off the timing and pitch can get. The problem is it's so loud and the amps are so far away that you can't tell where the beat is and where your pitch is. I saw Kelly holding her finger to her ear, (shutting out the noise) so she could get back on pitch.

Ashley might suck but they were all having probs with the sound equipment.

/You make me want to screw you.
 
2005-01-05 12:40:55 PM
Do you think that Ashlee's father KNOWS that she sucks and has put her out there on purpose. He might be thinking that with everyone criticizing Ashlee, there will be little for Jessica. Ashlee is taking one of the Simpson team.

This is my theory, and all the thought I plan to put into it.
 
2005-01-05 12:41:36 PM
Whoa nellie. Some of you really need to put away your pretentious act of pseudo-superiority.

Whether someone likes the Stones, Journey, the Beatles... or the Monkees, Spice Girls or Devo is all subjective and individual.

If you don't like it, don't listen to it. But don't insult other people who have a difference in taste. It's ridiculous and childish.

Unless you don't like Frank & Dean, in which case you do suck and should die immediately.
 
2005-01-05 12:43:10 PM
Bring back the marching bands, and shoot them with the same technology and tricks they use for rock videos, and a TV audience will love it.
 
2005-01-05 12:43:38 PM
How many idiot managers have people here worked for?

How many people have you seen in business, the arts, civil service, etc...where you scratched your head and said "How in God's name did that farkhead get there!"

Its a sign of a bigger problem, bashing Ashlee Simpson is just rage at a particularily highly exposed part of it.


Most eloquent and apt! (golf clap)

WE are responsible for Ashlee Simpson.
We have said to kids today "It's okay to be "just Ok"".
We have entire school systems that don't use the grading system anymore because it causes mental anguish and demeans kids!!
We as a culture we say "it's okay to be mediocre. It's fine to suck ass as long as you just try".


And yet again! Bravo!
 
2005-01-05 12:43:59 PM
KarmicHoax

Frank & Dean: Weren't they a surf duo in the sixties. One of them got into a car wreck didn't they?

/I keeeed. Although, I don't know who "Frank & Dean" are.
 
2005-01-05 12:44:07 PM
mangus: Oops...sorry about the pic. Here's the link.

That's the one thing she does well.

/my wieneer is tingling
 
2005-01-05 12:44:14 PM
Waiting for some game company to make the new hot game.
"Let's Bashley Ashlee"
 
2005-01-05 12:44:15 PM
Chemical_Turk:

WE are responsible for Ashlee Simpson.
We have said to kids today "It's okay to be "just Ok"".
We have entire school systems that don't use the grading system anymore because it causes mental anguish and demeans kids!!
We as a culture we say "it's okay to be mediocre. It's fine to suck ass as long as you just try".

So, WE need to change before it changes.

'Just Okay' is not Okay!

There is do or do not! There is no try!!!


You forgot to add Mr. Incredible's picture:

 
2005-01-05 12:44:24 PM
You know the old saying "Any publicity is good publicity"?

Every time you mention her name online for ANY reason you advertise her. do the world a favor, if you want her gone, then STFU
 
2005-01-05 12:44:49 PM
Don't listen to the horrible excuse for halftime show if you haven't yet. It has caused me turn up old school Everclear up as loud as Klipsch 2.1's can handle in order to purge my memory.

I may even need a beer or three with lunch.

/Ashlee Simpson deserves to die!
//Or move to San Fernando Valley and get in "the biz"
///Either way, it'd be faptastic.
 
2005-01-05 12:45:23 PM
Unless you don't like Frank & Dean, in which case you do suck and should die immediately.

And Sammy and Bobby!
 
2005-01-05 12:45:43 PM
gimpel

Oy. You speak of Jan & Dean.

I refer to Sinatra and Martin.

Oy.
 
2005-01-05 12:45:54 PM
If only these guys stepped up to the plate for a halftime show

 
2005-01-05 12:47:16 PM
Thank you, Mr. Stench... I relish the compliment.
 
2005-01-05 12:47:27 PM
KarmicHoax

D'oh!
 
2005-01-05 12:47:49 PM
I was saying Booo-urns.
 
2005-01-05 12:48:02 PM
Thank GOD someone mentioned The Flaming Lips... How about Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Soulive, Cake, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Get Up Kids, The Killers, Built to Spill, Luna!!!!???
 
2005-01-05 12:48:03 PM
Sort of unrelated, but I was at a Giants game this year and at halftime the local pop warner league got to scrimmage a bit. When halftime was over and they were ushering the kids off the field, the crowd chanted "let-them-play! let-them-play!".

I wonder how the Dead Kennedys, Agent Orange, Fear and Black Flag feel about Ashly using the anarchy symbol?

/I'll stick with Bad Brains, My chemical Romance (new band but not half bad at all) and NOFX.
 
2005-01-05 12:48:23 PM
is it just me, or does Ashlee Simpson look disturbingly like Owen Wilson?

 
2005-01-05 12:48:33 PM
I see the "Wiggles" have expanded their troupe and gone Broadway.
 
2005-01-05 12:49:41 PM
Acid Reflux?

What, she sings through esophagus? Actually, that would explain a lot.
 
2005-01-05 12:49:42 PM
Blade2567
When "singing" the National Anthem, please remember Francis Scott Key wrote it. It's a beautiful song when performed correctly. He spent many hours deciding on lyrics and music, just as you, or someone paid by your record company, would do.

Please pick a note and hold it.


Amen, brother. Although Francis Scott Key did not write the music for the Star Spangled Banner, it came from a traditional English song (kind of ironic, isn't it?) and the song was set to the music much later.

And another thing, the music to the Star Spangled Banner is in 3/4 time, people. That means 3 beats to a bar, not 4. I'm looking at you, Whitney Houston.
 
2005-01-05 12:49:59 PM
current music sucks?

pearl jam, the mars volta, radiohead, coheed and cambria, jerry cantrell, aloha, coldplay, tool, opeth, idlewild, killswitch engage, logh, pedro the lion, snow patrol.

i think what you guys mean is that current music that's played on MTV and pop radio sucks. good music is out there, just expend a little effort and find it.
 
2005-01-05 12:50:17 PM
1000 points to zutroy for bringing Big John Studd into the discussion.
 
2005-01-05 12:50:18 PM
Franks and Beans? Ummmm, yummy.
 
2005-01-05 12:51:17 PM
H31N0US

I wonder how the Dead Kennedys, Agent Orange, Fear and Black Flag feel about Ashly using the anarchy symbol?

I am sure they are arranging for a meeting at this moment. The chairman will call them all up, and if they can't make the meeting they will be drummed out of the Anarchy club.
 
2005-01-05 12:51:17 PM
She had In-Ear Monitors, the same used by every major performing musician today [they work really really well, the mixes are always very good especially if they get a decent sound guy which I'm sure they did for this gig]. However, she was not wearing them during the performance...they can be seen dangling down her neck. I thought I saw monitors at the front of the stage, so those would've done the job.

However, it is my opinion, as a musician, that monitors in this case were as unlikely to help as any other time. No sound was coming off the stage, the drums weren't miced. No mics, no sound. They might've been triggered, which could've got the job done, but it didn't sound like that. This tells me that no one on stage was actually playing. Even if it was, they would've had all the processing somewhere else so they could have more control over it and not just on stage. Therefore, if no sound was coming off the stage, she would've had no trouble hearing the audio going through the stadium. She should've been able to match pitch...period. No excuses. However, she can't.

Yeah she "sang" on the record but as then comes production. And trust me, good producers can make anyone sound good. And I mean anyone.

In reference to someone who said something about the Beatles, I'm pretty sure they did not have monitors at early gigs (Shea Stadium). Plus, it was so loud with all the screaming that they probably wouldn't help even if they were there.

Regardless, singing is muscle memory. If you know how to sing a song well enough (as Ashlee should, since she has an album full of them) she should be able to get pretty close to pitch just from having done it numerous times before. It's all feel.

Too bad, I think her album is pretty good as far as a pop album goes. Great production. Plus, as much as she says, she didn't write the songs. Some of the lyrics maybe, but not the hooks or melodies. It's a shame it's her on the front of the cover and not someone with more talent.
 
2005-01-05 12:52:04 PM
And another thing, the music to the Star Spangled Banner is in 3/4 time, people.

And my wife keeps saying I'm crazy when I waltz her through it during our annual visit to Yankee Stadium!
 
2005-01-05 12:52:13 PM
WTF?? What was she singing?? She sounds like they grabbed one of the players and let him loose with the mic.
 
2005-01-05 12:52:21 PM
has caused me turn up old school Everclear

*unplugs your klipsch 2.1, you don't deserve them
 
2005-01-05 12:52:21 PM
Enuratique

Amen to that!
 
2005-01-05 12:52:30 PM
Im pretty sure it's all one of them hollywood conspiracies... Ashley Simpson is in reality Owen Wilson. That'll make you shutter.
 
2005-01-05 12:53:20 PM
and if they can't make the meeting they will be drummed out of the Anarchy club.

No, that's if they CAN make the meeting... Butterworth already made that clear.
 
2005-01-05 12:53:39 PM
greatwhiteslark

Don't listen to the horrible excuse for halftime show if you haven't yet. It has caused me turn up old school Everclear up as loud as Klipsch 2.1's can handle in order to purge my memory.

Strange you should mention that--I was in line at my local grocery store right behind Art Alexakis a few days ago.
 
2005-01-05 12:53:56 PM
2005-01-05 11:43:16 AM Theburner
My bet is she knows she sucks, but likes the paychecks. I would ride that money train as long as I was able to also.

2005-01-05 11:54:35 AM Theburner
After watching some of the American Idol auditions, I have to say a great deal of people that suck don't seem to know it. It could be miriad of situations...
...2) She sucks and doesn't know it, but just found out!


I hope you can see the contradiciton here... only 11 minutes apart at that. You keep acting like you're arguing against me, but you're not doing a very good job at it. My point is she had to know she sucks before last night, and that she doesn't deserve any sympathy for any of the boos or "harsh" comments that she has received.

/To see what I wrote earlier, see 2005-01-05 11:39:23 and 11:50:52 AM kcknsstm. Please don't try to tell me I'm wrong again before reading these.
 
2005-01-05 12:56:06 PM
Here's an idea. Do away with all of it. Instead of cheesy safe 'entertainment' appropriate for 10 year olds and only offensive in its sheer banality and inoffensiveness, just do away with it all. Need to fill a 20 minute block time while players re-roid for the 2nd half? Ok play some cartoons or movie trailers or anything. But this sick desire to fill every waking nanosecond of my life with their noise, that's what's offensive.

And if they really can't come up with anything good, pipe in a feed of Real World. At least that will make us all want to torture and kill SOMEONE.


And props to the National Anthem comments. Just because you THINK you have a 5 octave range doesn't mean you have to grace us with it. And if you hold a note for 15 seconds I hope your uterus explodes.
 
2005-01-05 12:56:59 PM
hahaaa

she was humping the air and yelling offkey

better than janet? i think not
 
2005-01-05 12:58:11 PM
2005-01-05 11:12:59 AM shonblatt

Dude, I prefer the Stones to the Beatles as well. But I'd rather by anally raped by all 4 Beatles simultaneously than listen to 10 minutes of Ashlee Simpson singing.


I don't know, man. That Ringo, he looks dirty or something...
 
2005-01-05 12:58:19 PM


It's a man, baby.
 
2005-01-05 12:58:20 PM
I think a great number of you are just jealous of the money she is being paid vs. her talent quotient. Face it, she makes more than you and had no talent. Who is the real moran?

Yes, I'm extremely jealous. I'm in my forties and I've been playing guitar, singing, and writing (good) songs for over thirty years. It makes me mad that me and thousands of other musicians can't make a living (just a living, not billions of dollars) doing what we do best because of manufactured "stars" like Ashlee Simpson and her ilk. One percent of recording artists make 99% of the money, and the recording artists only get a very very small fraction of what the industry actually generates. Most of that goes in the pockets of the record companies.

But who is the real moran? The people who pay money into this scam.
 
2005-01-05 12:58:47 PM
Embrace your inner battered autistic child.
 
2005-01-05 12:58:59 PM
using the "find" tool to locate the word "ugly" a couple times in this thread, I can only shake my head in non-surprise.

Everyone's taste will vary, but I think 99% of guys will find one or the other of these sisters very hot (especially if you were within 50 feet of her), and the other 1% I would be really surprised if they actually considered them "ugly." I'm not busting on anyone here, but at the risk of inciting a threadjack I'd like to see what someone who considers them "ugly" considers hot.
 
2005-01-05 12:59:53 PM
LoveInAction

The first rule of Anarchy Club is you do not show up to Anarchy Club. The second rule of Anarchy Club is you DO NOT show up to Anarchy Club.
 
2005-01-05 01:00:56 PM
Chemical_Turk:

WE are responsible for Ashlee Simpson.
We have said to kids today "It's okay to be "just Ok"".
We have entire school systems that don't use the grading system anymore because it causes mental anguish and demeans kids!!
We as a culture we say "it's okay to be mediocre. It's fine to suck ass as long as you just try".


It may have something to do with that "C average" President you guys just elected... again.
 
2005-01-05 01:01:13 PM
she was humping the air and yelling offkey

Ah, sweet memories of my impatient bride!
 
2005-01-05 01:02:54 PM
I like this video better (ran smoother on my laptop):

http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0405362/2005/01/ashlee.html

I think you can hear people chanting, "YOU SUCK!"
 
2005-01-05 01:05:04 PM
What ever happened to half-time shows of kung-fu guys attacking ice blocks, dogs doing sweet tricks, motorcycle jumps, or even a magic show? These big stage productions lick my bean-bag, and are getting progressivly worse. I lost my luch when I saw N-Sync and Aerosmith dancing together.......
 
2005-01-05 01:05:43 PM
Jabolio I think you are on to something here

 
2005-01-05 01:06:24 PM
The first rule of Anarchy Club is you do not show up to Anarchy Club. The second rule of Anarchy Club is you DO NOT show up to Anarchy Club.

You don't know where I been, man! You don't know where I been!
 
2005-01-05 01:06:32 PM
I say again: I want to see saran wrap clad cheer leaders, not pop shiat.
 
2005-01-05 01:07:38 PM
jeffLebowski
"i think what you guys mean is that current music that's played on MTV and pop radio sucks. good music is out there, just expend a little effort and find it."

Agree. I think it is sort of cliched to say that current music sucks. I am fortunate to live in a city with perhaps the best radio station in the country (www.92zew.net) and they DO NOT play MTV crap. Instead they play local musicians and stuff that you do not normally hear.
 
2005-01-05 01:07:42 PM
kcknsstm

My point is she had to know she sucks before last night

Not so. You'd be appalled at the huge number of people who have no idea how to guage their talent. When they're surrounded by yes-men 24 hours a day who will be castrated if they say anything negative, you can't blame them for living in a fantasy world.

We recently fired a drummer that was spectacularly bad when he had to move out of his comfort zone. Thing was, he kept boasting about how good he was and how he could play with a name act any time he wanted. Even when he was faced with the evidence of his suckage in live performances, he insisted that it was everything and everybody's fault but his. The shiat hit the fan when, while playing live, he started a song with a completely wrong beat and tempo. We played about half the song that way and then he suddenly remembered how to play it right and changed (beat AND tempo) in the middle of the song. At the end of the song, he goes "now THAT was perfect!" and he got very upset at me for involuntarily uttering a rather loud "what the PHCUK?" in total shock.

And he's not an isolated case, the previous drummer was fired for exactly the same reasons. The current drummer is also completely unaware of his faults, as is the bass player, but at least they can keep a beat.

It seems simple, because there's really only one way to play something right, but a shockingly large number of musicians, especially singers, don't seem to be able to grasp that, and their mindset is simply that if they did it, it must be good.
 
2005-01-05 01:08:44 PM
 
2005-01-05 01:09:36 PM
It seems simple, because there's really only one way to play something right, but a shockingly large number of musicians, especially singers, don't seem to be able to grasp that, and their mindset is simply that if they did it, it must be good.

"Where's the beats, man? The accents?"

"It's the artist's interpretation!"
 
2005-01-05 01:09:49 PM
the best 1/2 time show ever hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha
 
2005-01-05 01:09:52 PM
mama's_tasty_foods

Please Ashley Simpson is a freaking, barking dog.

I am perplexed why anyone would say anything different.

Her sister is another story.
 
2005-01-05 01:10:20 PM
dramaticpause

That is farking priceless!
 
2005-01-05 01:10:37 PM
I pretty much listen to guitar oriented rock but the DJ Danger Mouse/Jay-Z Grey Album is awesome.

Download it here free, no bull, no pop ups, no spyware, no virus.

http://www.illegal-art.org/audio/grey.html

He uses the vocal tracks from Jay-z's black album and samples it in with the Beatles White Album, thus the name, "Grey Album"
 
2005-01-05 01:13:23 PM
Just remember, it's her band's fault for screwingup her career...
 
2005-01-05 01:14:38 PM
I think people are being harsh on her... the way the music industry works these days, it should be her manager, and whoever produces her that are blamed... not her. At least not completely.

..And before anyone says anything, I've never heard her, so I'm definitely not a fan.
 
2005-01-05 01:15:01 PM
Does anyone have a complete video of this from the game last nite? All I've seen so far is that very end part. Too bad we had the volume off during poker night last nite. In fact, we were debating whether it was being lip-synched or not as the performers were on. Hmmm, guess not.
 
2005-01-05 01:15:10 PM


This is Punk Rawk. Theo from the Lunachicks would kick ass! I have a little crush on her, I always dig the ones who look like they might steal my wallet.
 
2005-01-05 01:15:23 PM
 
2005-01-05 01:15:53 PM
can we please get back to talking about Ministry now?
 
2005-01-05 01:16:13 PM
People say you shouldn't boo, no matter how badly she sucks, but the point is, you HAVE TO BOO. Not to tell her she sucks but to try and get it through to the people responsible for this shiate programming that they shouldn't keep doing this kind of crap.
 
2005-01-05 01:16:43 PM
"The beatles were a manufactured band"
I'm thinking someone is confusing the beatles with the monkees.
 
2005-01-05 01:16:58 PM
Lets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio. My first four picks are:

1. Rush
2. The Eagles
3. Elton John
4. Leftover Salmon

All incredible live performers.
 
2005-01-05 01:16:58 PM
The new Ministry disc is farking kickass. Best thing I've heard since The Mind...
 
2005-01-05 01:17:35 PM
I was saying boo-urns
 
2005-01-05 01:18:07 PM
Lets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio. My first four picks are:

1. Rush
2. The Eagles
3. Elton John
4. Leftover Salmon

All incredible live performers.
---------------------------------------------------------
What about Kiss? Their bestselling album was Live.
 
2005-01-05 01:18:13 PM
scraping-fetus-off-the-wheel:

has caused me turn up old school Everclear

*unplugs your klipsch 2.1, you don't deserve them


I'll be the first to agree that after "So Much For The Afterglow" they suck in a major way. Ironically enough, "Sparkle and Fade" was their best album, hands down.

If it makes you feel any better I've moved on to The Doors self-titled album.

john_frink:

Strange you should mention that--I was in line at my local grocery store right behind Art Alexakis a few days ago.

Its a damn shame his voice went to shiat after performing for so many years. The last time I heard him live it sounded like a cat was fighting to get out of his larynx.

/Hooray for Farkit and SpellCheck extensions!
//And I will agree not all current music sucks, its all MTV and Clear Channel's fault.
 
2005-01-05 01:21:53 PM
Best live punk bands!

Lunachicks
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Fishbone
Supersuckers
Feast of Snakes


You can take yer classic rock and pound gravel up its arse. How many times can people listen to the same shiate?
 
2005-01-05 01:22:31 PM
NakedReporta

Here's an address for a longer video.

www.themusicrefuge.com/media/ashlee.mpg

Sorry, I'm not too savvy on actually hyperlinking in html, so you'll have to cut and paste.
 
2005-01-05 01:23:04 PM


/subtle

 
2005-01-05 01:24:34 PM
Otto_E_Rodika

That is hilarious! I LOVE it.
 
2005-01-05 01:24:59 PM
Ant

With Sympathy was done by Arista - at the time, Al was into new wave/synth pop. Arista glossed it up pretty badly to make it sell.

the next album (after the formation of the Revolting Cocks) was produced by Adrian Sherwood. this was the start in the right direction for Al. when Paul Baker (RIP) came into the "group" the sound got heavier.

basically, With Sympathy was a glossy first attempt and was before Al started to mess with H. everything after was fueled by hardcore drug use. hard core.

/thrillseeker
 
2005-01-05 01:25:12 PM
"Lets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio."

ACDC: The guitar tones on the Live album are 1 million times heavier then the dry ones on their CDs. Songs a are a little quicker too. Only downside is no Bon Scott.

Ramones: Live they play the speed they wanted the songs to be.

Mastodon: Always good but they are intense live.
 
2005-01-05 01:25:28 PM
Oh, is THAT what that symbol means? I just thought it meant "ASSHOLE".
 
2005-01-05 01:26:03 PM
I'd still hit it... Without the audio track.
 
2005-01-05 01:26:28 PM
The Dropkick Murphys put on a hell of a live show. Better than their studio albums, I think.
 
2005-01-05 01:27:17 PM
"Lets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio."

#1 on that list will always be the Dead. Or perhaps in their case it's "provide a better experience live than on album."
 
2005-01-05 01:27:24 PM
H31N0US

That was during the Falcons game right? I was one of the people screaming that!

/small world.
 
2005-01-05 01:28:12 PM
i thought she did a great job
 
2005-01-05 01:28:26 PM
Albert:

Lets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio. My first four picks are:

1. Rush
2. The Eagles
3. Elton John
4. Leftover Salmon

All incredible live performers.



The Reverend Horton Heat

/BEST EVER!!
 
2005-01-05 01:29:02 PM
You can take yer classic rock and pound gravel up its arse. How many times can people listen to the same shiate?

it's called personal preference. i'm not huge into classic rock, but i do love me some led zeppelin big time. i like to hear music that requires more than a power chord to play. call me crazy. to each his own. if you dig punk rock, that's cool, but insulting music that required exponentially more talent to create than any of the bands you just listed is not a very fair thing to do.
 
2005-01-05 01:29:16 PM
i thought she did a great job
at sucking

/just sayin'
 
2005-01-05 01:29:41 PM
The Dropkick Murphys put on a hell of a live show. Better than their studio albums, I think.

Agreed. Same can be said for Green Day.
 
2005-01-05 01:29:58 PM
I would love to see the Dropkick Murphys.
 
2005-01-05 01:30:07 PM
grizzlyjohnson

While I agree with you on people not seeing their own faults, I disagree that there is only one way to play something 'right'. You must be in a cover band!
 
2005-01-05 01:30:51 PM
I know I left a lot of bands out...Rev. Horton, AC/DC, Kiss, the Dead, etc.

I was just listing "my" top 4. To see Geddy lee sing, play bass, and work the synths/moog pedals is simply amazing.I like all the bands being listed though.
 
2005-01-05 01:31:11 PM
I'd stick it to her.

Probably before Jessica.

Here's Why:

1. Any girl who dyes blond hair black has something to prove. Wants to be the bad-ass girl.

2. She now probably suffers from low self-esteem.

3. Probably has a complex about her sister being the sexy one.

I bet she farks like a crazed wild animal. Or at least an emotionally unbalaced 20 yr. old. Both fun.

Then run.
 
2005-01-05 01:33:52 PM
While I agree with you on people not seeing their own faults, I disagree that there is only one way to play something 'right'. You must be in a cover band!

it's one thing to improv a bit, but when the rhythm section isn't even in the right time, i'd say that could be classified as wrong.
 
2005-01-05 01:34:19 PM
nuclear_asshat: I've always enjoyed the emotionally unstable, cocaine addicted redheads. Had a lot of fun with one back in college, screwed like a banshee she did
 
2005-01-05 01:35:35 PM
Best live punk bands!
Lunachicks


Oh farking hell no! I caught the Lunachicks opening for the Reverend Horton Heat a few years back (for the Martini Time tour?) and I couldn't run to the bar fast enough to try to wash their crap from my ears with vodka...

I should have asked for the whole bottle so I could have whipped up a molotov.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

JSBX + Dub Narcotic == one really fun album
 
2005-01-05 01:35:47 PM
Are there ANY MORE Simpsons in the pipeline or does not get any worse than this one?
 
B82
2005-01-05 01:36:05 PM
Pat Robertson is more punk than Ashlee
 
2005-01-05 01:36:20 PM

While I agree with you on people not seeing their own faults, I disagree that there is only one way to play something 'right'. You must be in a cover band!

it's one thing to improv a bit, but when the rhythm section isn't even in the right time, i'd say that could be classified as wrong.


Now that I can agree with! Lots of things can be wrong, but there's no single 'right way' unless you're a cover band.
 
2005-01-05 01:36:43 PM
I think she is really a guy.

/I miss the Three Stooges, That Curly just kills me.
 
2005-01-05 01:36:57 PM
People, the music industry has always been a mixture of crap (and I'm sorry, but Nirvana was just not that good) and great bands blended together in a glorious circle of harmony. In the 70s, for every Led Zeppelin there was a Hall and Oates. Nowadays for every Polly Harvey there's an Ashlee Simpson.

But damn, even Hall & Oates could've sung Ashlee off that stage. Maybe now she'll be gone forever.
 
2005-01-05 01:38:42 PM
Bah beat me to it. same pics no less. :/


/OWENED

(too slow a photoshoppper)
 
2005-01-05 01:41:13 PM
DonCarcharo

What's the point of photoshopping Ashlee into a picture of herself?
 
2005-01-05 01:42:05 PM
Queen Mushroom

"In the 70s, for every Led Zeppelin there was a Hall and Oates. Nowadays for every Polly Harvey there's an Ashlee Simpson.
But damn, even Hall & Oates could've sung Ashlee off that stage. Maybe now she'll be gone forever."

I like Hall and Oates. Yeah some of their stuff in the 80s was crap (so was Elton John's and Stevie Wonder's), but they are a pretty good band.
 
2005-01-05 01:42:18 PM
Elvis Nixon: Are there ANY MORE Simpsons in the pipeline or does not get any worse than this one?

I think O. J. Simpson has a comfortable lead here.
 
2005-01-05 01:43:56 PM
Is Jessica looks like Owen, Owen looks like Donald.


 
2005-01-05 01:44:42 PM
Wow, and infinite thread that doesn't have Bush in the title.
 
2005-01-05 01:45:01 PM
I'd Hit It...Her sister too

jessica "What are you doing back there?"

Nozzle "Looking for charlie tuna"
------------------------------------------
Ashlee "mmmm mm mmm mmmm mmmm mm mmm...(cough)"

Nozzle "Don't even try to spit that sock out"

/just sayin
//I'd Hit It
 
2005-01-05 01:45:11 PM
The music I like is better than the music you like, pure and simple. Do not argue with me as I will not listen and in fact make fun of you for having a different opinion.

With that said Ashley Simpson Rocks!!!!

the tip of my.......
 
2005-01-05 01:46:04 PM
Bela Fleck is another one that's better live. Any musician whose hands move quickly is better seen than heard - sometimes you have to be able to see what they're doing to hear it.

As for the event itself, I swear they started booing sometime during Trace. What a dumb, dumb song, and what a dumb, dumb decision! This is football! Football goes with rock, not pop. Get Kid Rock if you want to tap into the demographic - I can't see him being more expensive than the three together.

But put me in the group that would rather see the marching bands, even if it's USC. (I don't know a more overrated marching band, frankly. Further, as a traveling band, at least, they've always been rude. I remember a few years ago a game where they would actually start playing over the home team's music. (This was Arizona vs. USC when we were better and USC wasn't psychotic good.)

At least they show off the marching bands at the Rose Bowl still...
 
2005-01-05 01:46:32 PM
 
2005-01-05 01:46:58 PM
Hilarious Don Carcharo
 
2005-01-05 01:47:35 PM
Got to see the whole performance again. She sounds like a drunken sorority girl on Karaoke night.
 
2005-01-05 01:47:46 PM
viracocha

Do you mean Ben's mom, Bell Afleck?
 
2005-01-05 01:47:49 PM
These bullshiat halftime performaces need to stop, and we marching bands need to take back our show. We don't fark up and get off beat, or play to some damn recording.

Dancin_In_Anson
Fark the Faggies, I'd rather march with Texas Tech before I ever marched with them.

/Hook 'em, Horns
//Proud Marching Miner - Go UTEP!!!
 
2005-01-05 01:48:09 PM
I never thought I'd say this, but I'd rather listen to the USC band play Tribute to Troy than watch this halftime show. An American Idol, a country artist in a pop format, and a lip syncher.

There's a drum with the anarchy logo on it. Yeah, Ashlee Simpson is so PUNK! The Ramones could never touch her!

/waves two fingers in the air to the irritating Trojan band
 
2005-01-05 01:48:18 PM
Even when he was faced with the evidence of his suckage in live performances, he insisted that it was everything and everybody's fault but his.

But I'm sure this guy is a better drummer than Ashlee is a singer. Maybe he is a bad performer, but I'm sure if he were sitting a room by himself (with no outside influences), playing by himself and recording it, he could at least come close to playing the correct beat. After playing the recording back to himself, it probably wouldn't be that bad, so he might incorrectly think that he's a good drummer.

However, I'm sure Ashlee Simpson has heard an unaltered recording of herself singing a capella at some point in her life. I'm also sure that she sucked in the recording. People always have an inflated opinion of their ability as they're singing, but the ones who suck usually realize it when they hear the recording. No matter how little a person knows about music, they can tell if it's bad even when it's on pitch. She sings badly AND off pitch. If she really was stupid enough to think that she isn't a bad singer, then I feel bad for her that she's a dumb biatch, but not that she got booed and criticized.
 
2005-01-05 01:50:07 PM
why the fark don't they run her live perfomances through Anteres Autotune or TC Helicon vocal producer hardware?
 
2005-01-05 01:51:17 PM
RUSH
Dream Theater
Saga
King Crimson
YES
Genesis

...and then there's Ashlee. I don't get it.
 
2005-01-05 01:51:38 PM
jeffLebowski

I didn't say they weren't talented, I was saying that it was a big world why listen to the same 30 year old music over and over again? Granted punk rock is a pretty simple form of music. But there are other bands from Legendary Crystal Chandelier to Cannible Oxe to Chocolate Genius which are amazing music performed by incredibly talented musicians and all people want to hear is Black Dog over and over again. And if you must listen to 30 year old music, then there is old Velvet Underground and the Stooges or even some weirdo stuff that Hendrix did which never gets played. It is just as bizzare to me that people listen to classic rock as people listen to this Ashlee Simpson and all that formulaic crap which is out there.
 
2005-01-05 01:52:23 PM
This anarchy symbol has been brought to you by Bud Light!"

Budweiser - fighting corporate sponsorship since 2002, when the focus groups told us we should!

As Neil Young once said, "This notes for you."

/Bring back Spuds Mackenzie.
 
2005-01-05 01:52:58 PM
binky_boy

Best live punk bands!

Lunachicks
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Fishbone
Supersuckers
Feast of Snakes


Hell yes on the Supersuckers! Caught them in Montreal about ten years ago opening up for Bad Religion. Got to hang with them backstage too. Crazy group of guys on and offstage.
 
2005-01-05 01:53:14 PM

RUSH
Dream Theater
Saga
King Crimson
YES
Genesis

...and then there's Ashlee. I don't get it.


With a list like that, boy I sure do.

King Crimson, however, was pretty good.
 
2005-01-05 01:53:49 PM
why the fark don't they run her live perfomances through Anteres Autotune or TC Helicon vocal producer hardware?

If there's some kind of equipment that could turn that yelling into pleasant singing LIVE, then I would be shocked if whoever invented it isn't a multi-billionaire.
 
2005-01-05 01:53:56 PM
Ashlee Simpson's website discussion boards were disabled immediately after the show, but Jessica's weren't. If you want to wade through the inane chatter for some humor, here's a link to the discussion of Ashlee's performance.
 
2005-01-05 01:55:44 PM
how can you be looking at the drum at a time like this?

 
2005-01-05 01:56:51 PM
I was sort of cranky this morning when I got to work, but this story and this thread has made my day.

This is so, so, so awesome. I can't stop watching the video, over and over.

/will have to listen to some Mogwai or Broken Social Scene or Arcade Fire at lunch to cleanse her sounds out of my head, though...
 
2005-01-05 01:57:30 PM
oops, link no worky. you get the idea though.
 
2005-01-05 01:58:06 PM
I have always wondered why the anarchy symbol is drawn the same way by everyone who uses it.

You just blew my mind.
 
2005-01-05 01:58:08 PM
Since when was Journey a rock band?

They were in the 70's. Listen to Infinity, Evolution or Departure. They are fantastic classic rock albums. Captured is one of the best live albums ever made.

If you really want a surprise, listen to Next or Look Into The Future. They are pre-Steve Perry and they ROCK. Trippy, hard rock kind of stuff. You would not believe it was Journey. If you can find them at your local record store, buy them. Seriously.

Unfortunately, most people have only heard the commercial drivel they pumped out in the 80's (Escape, Frontiers, Raised on Radio). Too bad.
 
2005-01-05 01:59:00 PM
Since we're talking about best live acts...saw Iggy at the stone pony in 98. He had just dislocated his shoulder, so he strapped a belt round the lame arm to keep it from swinging around as he went nuts on stage. Insane.

"Iggy Pop's not dead!"
 
2005-01-05 01:59:57 PM
Good live bands? I like Jane's Addiction better live than in the studio, but that is also in part to the atmosphere of the crowd (for proof, though, I point to Kettle Whistle, which features a version of Three Days that SMOKES the album version).

How about bands that sound great both live and in the studio? My pick is the Talking Heads.

And White Stripes don't necessarily suck, but they are an act (bizarre quirky pale guy and rockin' fun sister with kung fu grip), and will disappear. I really tried to give their album Elephant a try, but it only got increasingly irritating with repeated listening.

And Ashlee Simpson is NOT punk. Punk is the Dead Kennedys. Fast music, a social conscience, and mockery of the status quo. And they ruled live, too. I was too young to see it at the time, but damn, I adopted Jello Biafra as the voice of MY youth.

Oh, and the Reverend does rule!

"I got a wiggle stick mama..."
 
2005-01-05 02:00:59 PM
PooPooUndies

My work is done here....
 
2005-01-05 02:01:16 PM
what's funny is that even though she sucks, she's got a fatter wallet than anyone here.
 
2005-01-05 02:02:06 PM
john_frink

OMG
 
2005-01-05 02:02:11 PM
I didnt think it was that bad...not enough to get boooed for god sakes.... the sound system was all effed up even for the guy who sung before her..
 
2005-01-05 02:02:12 PM
Mrs Ho

And...we all have to pay more for sending Fedex because of it.
 
2005-01-05 02:02:33 PM
binky_boy:

well, i can agree with you to some extent. there's definetely plenty of other stuff to check out. hell, like i said, i listen to far more contemporary music than i do older stuff. i was simply saying that to disregard classic rock as pointless or useless is a bit harsh. i like hearing the music that influenced people creating new music today.
 
2005-01-05 02:02:54 PM
Best band I've seen live that blows the hell out of its albums would have to be Parliament.
 
2005-01-05 02:04:24 PM
A lot of ignorant stuff was said about the Beatles in this thread.

InmanRoshi Way to go man, you at least seem to know what you're talking about. The Beatles worked for what they had. Ashlee Simpson went platinum. PLATINUM. She sold a million copies of "her" album before she played any real shows. Anyone who compares the Beatles to her discredits all the real rock and roll that has ever been made.

And on the subject of monitors: The Beatles did have little amps on stage with them as far back as Shea, I believe. They had 30W amps I think and then those eventually got upgraded to 100W.
 
2005-01-05 02:05:20 PM


tick tock tick tock tick tock
DING DING DING DING DING
 
2005-01-05 02:05:49 PM
Good live...
I recently was dragged to a Michelle Branch/Jason Mraz concert. Didn't really know anything about Mraz (except for his one song "The Remedy"), and I don't like Michelle Branch at all.

I was really impressed by Mraz, though. Since the concert, I've listened to some of his other songs that are pretty good, but I definitely like him live. Great, great singer... good guitar player.

Michelle Branch had hurt her knee and sat on a stool for the entire show. Even just sitting there doing nothing, she couldn't sing on pitch. Fortunatly, Mraz went first, so we just left early.
 
2005-01-05 02:06:17 PM
Handsome Jack Manitoba

gimpel


Yeah, it's hilarious when they play club date in Boston or do their St. Pat's day block of 5 shows. The whole crowd knows all the words to all the songs.
 
2005-01-05 02:09:02 PM
Who would have thought a bunch of drunken college football fans wouldn't want to see Ashlee Simpson?
 
2005-01-05 02:09:37 PM

This reminds me of the Solti/Karajan debates that go on endlessly among Wagnerians, but at least the singers are pretty carefully sorted out (well, there's Anja Silja, of course, but she does hit the notes regardless of your opinion of her timbre). Of course, there are fewer insults being bandied about here, and in general this thread is much more civilized than can be expected from the opera crowd, so that's good...

Thank goodness for FARK, though, I wouldn't know who most of these people like Ashlee were if I did'nt spend so much time here. My kids are not yet old enough to begin the musical assault on ol' dad.

So bottom line, then, she was pretty bad?

 
2005-01-05 02:09:37 PM
I have very little to add... but the Rolling Stones make me puke. horrible!!!!
 
2005-01-05 02:09:47 PM
Someone said lemmings? anyone remember this??
 
2005-01-05 02:10:00 PM
UTEP_Farker

Hey you guys got our old coach. El Paso strip clubs must be doing a hell of a business.

/Roll Tide
 
2005-01-05 02:11:31 PM
InmanRoshi

For those feeling sympathy for Simpson for having to bear the horror of booing....

The first time she has to spend two hours not only being booed, but dodging flying glass bottles and having beer poured on her only to be told after the gig that not enough people passed through the door to cover your beer tab (much less get paid) ... then she might experience what its like to be a REAL musician playing your average dive gig.


Yeah, I'll bet they wouldn't even take your two dollar bill.

/we all saw the Blues Brothers BTW
 
2005-01-05 02:12:30 PM
Journey was pretty good when they first started but they fell in to that Elton John/Stevie Wonder/Jefferson Airplane trap in the 80s.
 
2005-01-05 02:13:06 PM
If you listen close you can hear someone scream,"YOU SUCK!"

HAHAHAHA!

Take a hint beyotch!
 
2005-01-05 02:13:43 PM
why do the simpson girls always bring up the rear?

i mean, back when britney and christina were fighting for the top of the teen queen power rankings, jessica was a distant 3rd...

now Lindsey and Hillary are fighting it out, and there ashley is trying to get some attention... bad timing or just not up to standards?

/would hit lindsey lohan in a new york minute!
 
2005-01-05 02:14:32 PM
Blade2567:


I agree...one out 100,000 or so...which are you thinking of?


I can't remember. It while one would think it would warrant recalling the name, it was a while ago, and all I can remember is that there was this one time I wasn't nauseated by an attempt at departing from the proper format.

 
2005-01-05 02:17:58 PM
I didnt think it was that bad...not enough to get boooed for god sakes.... the sound system was all effed up even for the guy who sung before her..

Out of curiosity, is there ANY hypothetical performance that would have deserved booing, in your mind? If not, that's fine... you're just against booing. But the show was horrible, and she was the icing on the cake. Once all the noise stopped, you could hear the booing for the first time, but I'm sure it started long before that.
 
2005-01-05 02:20:58 PM
sheesh, whoulda thought a thread about a stupid 10 second clip would reach the infinity mark.
 
2005-01-05 02:21:45 PM
one of the best studio AND live bands today:



check out their acoustic album "Damnation" then anything else by them.

super-talented musicians and you'll never see or hear them on MTV or corporate radio.
 
2005-01-05 02:23:07 PM
john_frink

You have a witness, P-Funk does put on 3 hours of ass-shakin goodness. When you listen to them you realize just how many people lift their stuff. They are probably the most sampled band in the world.

Classic rock is still trite, pointless and overemphasized in our kulture. I have spoken, now you all just need to fall into line. heh
 
2005-01-05 02:23:10 PM
oh yeah, and i was watching the game last night and laughed my ass off when i heard the crowd booing.

/golf clap
 
2005-01-05 02:23:27 PM
Orgasmatron:
And White Stripes don't necessarily suck, but they are an act (bizarre quirky pale guy and rockin' fun sister with kung fu grip), and will disappear. I really tried to give their album Elephant a try, but it only got increasingly irritating with repeated listening.


Actually, I like their (his) music. Sort of a modern rock/classic rock/folks/blues hybrid. No one else sounds like him. I will admit that some of the songs are annoying (including some that inexplicably get on the radio)...but good ones makes it worthwhile. The girl (who isn't his sister, BTW) is sort of worthless...not sure if she's playing what she's told or if she's really just a bad drummer. It's really a one-man act with a sideshow.
 
2005-01-05 02:23:36 PM
Before Monty Python, there were 'The Goons.' One of their number was Sir Harry Seacombe, who was an opera singer as well as a comic. Now, one day he was due to perform in an opera, but he'd lost his voice. Before the show started, an announcer came on stage.

"Sir Harry would like to apologise, as he has lost his voice so he'll be lip syncing tonight."

Sure enough as the big aria started, Harry stuffed a handkerchief in his mouth and sang through it, to the delighted guffaws from the audience. He just couldn't lip sync with a straight face.
 
2005-01-05 02:24:38 PM
This one's for you Nerdlinger


Neko Case...mmmmmmmMMMMMMMM!
 
2005-01-05 02:33:05 PM
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Please don't taunt the dynamite dumbass.


you made my day.
 
2005-01-05 02:33:51 PM
I was actually "in" a couple of Orange Bowl halftime shows when CU went (90-91?). I played in the marching band and they had us do our whole show before the game when no one was there and then when halftime came, they had us walk out onto the field and arrange ourselves in rows and then fake playing along with the halftime show recording. The highlighted performers were Paul Williams and a trained elephant.

Sadly, this is all true.

Anyway, I agree that there are alot of people out there who would be actually more pleased to see marching band stuff at half time than this horribly proccessed crapola. Seriously, do you know anyone who actually LIKES televised halftime shows the way they are?
 
2005-01-05 02:35:58 PM
One more vote for her public performance ban.
 
2005-01-05 02:37:29 PM
If you want live, you want METAL. No one lays it down live like a good non-mainstream metal band. Hail Lamb of God!!! Down with the pop sh*t empire!
 
2005-01-05 02:40:44 PM
More Neko goodness:



 
2005-01-05 02:41:55 PM
GG Allen was good live, as well, but only if you're the the conservative type that likes bunnies and kittens.

Go ahead, easy rock listeners, get some GG Allen... you'll like it...
 
2005-01-05 02:42:58 PM
Everyone please email the networks and let them know we dont wnat any more halftime bullshiat acts for College Games.

Bring out the marching bands and cheerleaders.

Leave that other shiat for the pro's
 
2005-01-05 02:47:24 PM
If this thread has reached infinity, then she's done an EXCELLENT job. There's no such thing as bad publicity.
 
Ant
2005-01-05 02:48:45 PM
binky_boy:

I didn't say they weren't talented, I was saying that it was a big world why listen to the same 30 year old music over and over again?

Do what I did: Stop listening to all classic rock for about 5 years, then gradually reintroduce it into your music rotation. It's like hearing it for the first time again.
 
2005-01-05 02:48:46 PM
Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as a Slim Jim is to Ruth's Chris Steak House.
 
2005-01-05 02:48:49 PM
 
2005-01-05 02:49:33 PM
godiluvbeer:

opeth is in fact damn amazing. i saw them last year and it was quite impressive. i'm not even a huge metal fan, but you've got to respect DEMON OF THE FALL.

my favorite live band by far is pearl jam. i saw them last year as well, 3 hours and 3 encores later, i couldn't believe what i had just seen. mccready is so farking ridiculous with a tele and wah pedal it's insane.
 
2005-01-05 02:49:53 PM
godiluvbeer

I've never heard of this band you speak of, quite good are they? (sorry to those who don't get my attempt at manufacted irony).

Everyone should get the album My Arms, Your Hearst by Opeth. It's a brillant concept album with 10 minute tracks, with each track played end to end in one go. It will change you as a human being.
 
2005-01-05 02:50:43 PM


AND IIIIIIII WAAAAANNNNAAA B*skip*WAAAAANNNNAAA B*skip*WAAAAANNNNAAA B...
 
2005-01-05 02:50:56 PM
orange soup, not ALL from Tolkien. Ever hear of Allister Crowley? (sp?)
 
2005-01-05 02:51:42 PM
shiat groups/acts I'd rather see than Ashley Simpson

1. Bel Biv Devoe
2. George Michael
3. Kenny Rogers
4. Divinyls (I touch myself....)
5. Weird Al
6. Rod Stewart
7. Frankie goes to Hollywood
8. Britney & Federline Sing Gospel Tunes
9. Cracked out Whitney Houston

Feel free to add your own. I'll send the completed list to the appropriate network station and the NCAa.
 
2005-01-05 02:51:43 PM
HOLY shiat! you're name is demon of the fall. you sir, are my new hero. i bet you always keep a dagger close at hand, don't you?
 
2005-01-05 02:51:57 PM
jeffLebowski - Why thank you.
 
2005-01-05 02:52:24 PM
I would love to hear Johnny Rotten's opinion of Ms. Ashlee Simpson.
 
2005-01-05 02:52:54 PM
If her SNL hoe-down, followed by this pathetic "performance", doesn't end her career in "music", our only hope is that she take herself out of the game.

Is anyone taking bets on how long it'll be before someone discovers Ashlee Simpson's fetid corpse next to an old cigar box full of bad heroin, needle still in her arm, shotgun in her mouth?

/I can dream, dammit
 
2005-01-05 02:58:36 PM
jeffLebowski

The scary part is I did not see your post before I posted mine. Have you seen their new DVD; Lamentations: Live
at Shepherd's Bush 2003? I've only had a DVD player since christmas (yes I'm quite archaic) and I've been trying to track down a copy.
 
2005-01-05 02:59:18 PM
john_frink

just read a few pages of the link you put up. most of those posters need an ass kicking.
 
2005-01-05 03:00:53 PM
tunnelhead

2 weeks!
 
2005-01-05 03:03:49 PM
Demon of the Fall:

I have indeed. Not surprisingly, it's amazingly bad ass. They play all of Damnation, a large portion of Deliverance, and some older stuff as well. The video and sound production is top notch too. Find a copy if you can.
 
2005-01-05 03:04:36 PM
Lol, Theburner. Did you even understand why he put "moran" in quotation? Moron.
 
2005-01-05 03:04:49 PM
Blade2567:

Please pick a note and hold it.
DO NOT slide the entire scale on the following words:

"see"
"light"
"hailed"
"gleaming"
"stars"
"fight"
"watched"
"streaming"
"glare"
"air"
"night"
"there"
"banner"
"wave"
"free"
"home"
"Brave"



Amen! I'd give your right nut to have an end to all this R&B style yodeling that goes on now. Can't anyone just sing anymore?
 
2005-01-05 03:09:06 PM
I thought all the acts were horrible, especially that retarded wannabe cowboy who was scooting around stage like he'd clamped his pecker in that big gay-ass belt buckle.
 
2005-01-05 03:10:51 PM
See, next time, get a real band, like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones or Reel Big Fish, and just have Ashlee dance in a thong during the show, and everybody's happy.
 
2005-01-05 03:12:23 PM
Blade2567:

When "singing" the National Anthem, please remember Francis Scott Key wrote it. It's a beautiful song when performed correctly. He spent many hours deciding on lyrics and music, just as you, or someone paid by your record company, would do.

Please pick a note and hold it.
DO NOT slide the entire scale on the following words:


[snip]

Also, Please refrain from making the last two lines of this time honored symbol of a freedom loving people be any longer than intened by by Mr. Key.

Thank you. I was under the impression that I was the only person that this pissed off.

/Hates egotistical asshats that think they need to add their own little touch to a perfectly good piece of music
 
2005-01-05 03:14:48 PM
how many more times does this chick need to get booed off stage for her to go away so that i never have to see her again?
 
2005-01-05 03:18:05 PM
I'll testify to Opeth's badassness as well. Friendly goatasaur turned me onto them. Amazing stuff, really. The slow, progressive instrumental parts, if played in Ashley's or any pop star's presence, would literally make their gallbladder burst out their ears.
 
2005-01-05 03:19:15 PM
I LUV ASHLEE!!!!! SHE IS THE BEST! WAY TO GO GURL!!!!! OH MY GAWD YOU ARE MY HERO!!!! LUV AND KISSES!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST! XOXOXOXO
 
2005-01-05 03:20:39 PM
From ashleesimpson.net:

"Ashlee Simpson is currently in Miami rehearsing for her halftime performance at the Orange Bowl, where she's planning to do her biggest show ever. "It's my first time using dancers," she said. "My drummer's drum set is lighting on fire. All these things are going on. I've never put on a show with a big production, so it's something new for everybody to see and something new for me to do.""

Gee show with a big production, dancers, and drummer's drum set lighting on fire. I guess she forgot about the talent part. I guess it doesn't matter what you spend on production since you can't polish a turd.

It's hard to believe but O.J. actually wasn't the most offensive Simpson there.
 
2005-01-05 03:23:29 PM
stickdeath

Lol, Theburner. Did you even understand why he put "moran" in quotation? Moron.

Do you? Mindread much? You can assume/infer his reasons as I can. Unless you wrote it, you have no clue. Plus, he was arguing a point I didn't even make. Moran still stands.
 
2005-01-05 03:23:54 PM
most intelligent people know she is a tool but it just makes the good ones look that much better by comparison
 
2005-01-05 03:24:09 PM
What about Shaq doing the coin toss? A total lack of effort to find someone. The guy probably lives down the street from the stadium. Give me a break. They should have gotten OJ to do it. At least he went to USC and played football.
 
2005-01-05 03:26:53 PM
kcknsstm
2005-01-05 11:43:16 AM Theburner
My bet is she knows she sucks, but likes the paychecks. I would ride that money train as long as I was able to also.

2005-01-05 11:54:35 AM Theburner
After watching some of the American Idol auditions, I have to say a great deal of people that suck don't seem to know it. It could be miriad of situations...
...2) She sucks and doesn't know it, but just found out!

I hope you can see the contradiciton here... only 11 minutes apart at that. You keep acting like you're arguing against me, but you're not doing a very good job at it. My point is she had to know she sucks before last night, and that she doesn't deserve any sympathy for any of the boos or "harsh" comments that she has received.

/To see what I wrote earlier, see 2005-01-05 11:39:23 and 11:50:52 AM kcknsstm. Please don't try to tell me I'm wrong again before reading these


I can see the contradiction here, and am in the dark as to her motives as are you. Unless you are her daddy (you aren't defending her viciously enough to be daddy) then you don't know her motivations either. We can infer and assume, and that is what I am doing. I feel she is one of a few things, and I have voiced my opinion.
 
2005-01-05 03:36:29 PM
FYI - the prerecorded tracks that no-talent hacks like Ashlee use are called "Click-Tracks" because most of the asshats who use them are coordinated enough to "click" them on and off so they do not play out of synch... See 2005 BCS Championship game halftime show for more
 
2005-01-05 03:37:11 PM
"My drummer's drum set is lighting on fire. All these things are going on. I've never put on a show with a big production, so it's something new for everybody to see and something new for me to do."

 
2005-01-05 03:39:13 PM
john_frink

you win.
 
2005-01-05 03:39:13 PM
I still can't understand why an act that appeals mainly to teenage bimbettes (my daughters included) keeps getting booked on shows that are watched overwhelmingly by adults. Neither of my daughters had any interest in watching the game and couldn't even be bothered to come down and check out the half-time show.("Why? We have the CD").
I think that's the main thing that sucks about the music industry:if you're over 24 you're no longer a targeted demographic. I guess that's because we can see through the B.S. they try to pass off as talent.
 
2005-01-05 03:41:43 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth:

The new Ministry disc is farking kickass. Best thing I've heard since The Mind...


Really? I gave up after I was burned by Filth Pig. Now I have to try and give the new one a listen.
 
2005-01-05 03:42:20 PM

2005-01-05 01:25:12 PM JimmyThrash
ACDC: The guitar tones on the Live album are 1 million times heavier then the dry ones on their CDs. Songs a are a little quicker too. Only downside is no Bon Scott.


Amongst AC/DC's remastered albums is a live recording called "If you want Blood, You've got it" A live album made when they were promoting their album "Powerage" It features Bonn Scott at the top of his game, and he does a more... revealing version of "The Jack" where he sings the literal interpretation of songs double entendres
 
2005-01-05 03:43:47 PM
I personally think, Pete Carrol(USC coach) looks more like Owen Wilson than Simpson.
 
2005-01-05 03:46:52 PM
Blade2567
Thankyou so much for finally saying that. It needed to be said. Our National Anthem is much more beautiful when it is sung how it is written.

However, I do like the ritardando, and don't quote me, but it may have been written with that at the end of the song.

But "ritardando" means gradual slowing, usually for dramatic effect or emphasis, (because we are most definately the "Land of the Free"), and does not mean that the performer must warble off into a vocal nosedive.

If you want to show the world how well you sing, write your own music. Our National Anthem is to honor our nation, not your vocal talent.
 
2005-01-05 03:48:47 PM


true dat.

every time i've gotten bored at work i've just watched the video and felt refreshed.

finally, crap pop gets what it deserves.

/here's a cat dressed as santa
 
2005-01-05 03:48:47 PM
so i guess these are the links to the whole performances:

http://www.themusicrefuge.com/media/kelly.mpg

http://www.themusicrefuge.com/media/ashlee.mpg


just saw that people wanted to see it, I havn't watched em
 
2005-01-05 03:49:50 PM
Thank you so much for finally saying that. It needed to be said. Our National Anthem is much more beautiful when it is sung how it is written.

Robert Merrill's version of the anthem kicks everyone else's ass. RIP, Robert.
 
2005-01-05 03:53:15 PM
ASHLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
2005-01-05 03:54:40 PM
Hahahahahahahaha!
 
2005-01-05 03:54:57 PM
LopezEG

I'd say Filth Pig is middling but has it's moments, like "Dead Guy", however Dark Side of the Spoon is frickin' horrendous.
 
2005-01-05 03:56:18 PM
i was at the orange bowl, front row of usc endzone n the boo's for ashlee stupidhoe simpson were LOUD AS FARK.
 
2005-01-05 03:56:51 PM
I use to work for her. I was the drum tech (read: set up and take down drums). And then Saturday Night Live happened and I got fired.

Sad thing is, her voice use to be good. And it's gone so downhill it's not even funny.

She chose to actually sing the song live because of the Lip Synching thing (That's a whole 'nother story with a whole other set of truths behind it). And it backfired amazingly.
 
2005-01-05 03:57:48 PM
e-Sensei

FYI - the prerecorded tracks that no-talent hacks like Ashlee use are called "Click-Tracks" because most of the asshats who use them are coordinated enough to "click" them on and off so they do not play out of synch... See 2005 BCS Championship game halftime show for more

No, "click tracks" are clicks like a metronome so you can get the timing right and so everyone can be in sync (i.e. it clicks on the beat: 1,2,3,4).

Pre-recorded tracks are just pre-recorded tracks. But, if you want to play with a pre-recorded track, then you need a click track or else you'll probably get out of sync with the recording. So when Ashlee lip-syncs, you can bet the drummer and the other guys are listening to a click track (which the listener doesn't hear) along with a monitor mix (drums, vocals, guitar, bass, pre-recorded tracks, etc).
 
2005-01-05 03:59:02 PM
Farking awful!
 
2005-01-05 03:59:15 PM
No...god the Lunachick are terrible. They were at warped tour one year, and we all drank syrup of epicac and puked on them. it was marvelous
 
2005-01-05 04:01:55 PM
Mr. Clarence Butterworth:

I'd say Filth Pig is middling but has it's moments, like "Dead Guy", however Dark Side of the Spoon is frickin' horrendous.


See, I thought Filth Pig was totally uninspired, especially compared to Psalm 69. I'll give this new one a try, though. Thanks for the heads up.

I would love to hear Johnny Rotten's opinion of Ms. Ashlee Simpson.

You're going for really subtle irony here, right?
 
2005-01-05 04:03:45 PM
e-Sensei

"FYI - the prerecorded tracks that no-talent hacks like Ashlee use are called "Click-Tracks" because most of the asshats who use them are coordinated enough to "click" them on and off so they do not play out of synch..."

No they're not. Ashlee had a whole protools rig that ran everything from percussion to keys to the now infamous backing vocals. The click track was just one track crammed together with a whole slooth of other tracks. And turning them on and off in the middle of a song isn't very possible when you have all that extra baggage going along with it. See my previous comment above for more.
 
2005-01-05 04:04:32 PM
binky_boy:

You have a witness, P-Funk does put on 3 hours of ass-shakin goodness. When you listen to them you realize just how many people lift their stuff. They are probably the most sampled band in the world.


Add my witness to that. As much as I love the recorded stuff, P-Funk live blew my mind in 3-D, with "500,000 kilowatts of P-Funk power." I swear every rapper wishes he could be George Clinton. Hey, I'm not even a rapper and I wish I could be George Clinton.

/give up the funk
 
2005-01-05 04:05:15 PM
FYI - the prerecorded tracks that no-talent hacks like Ashlee use are called "Click-Tracks" because most of the asshats who use them are coordinated enough to "click" them on and off so they do not play out of synch... See 2005 BCS Championship game halftime show for more

???

FYI: A click track is a click at the right tempo that the drummer gets in his headphones while recording so he stays on the tempo. Pre-recorded tracks with music and no vocals that people sing to are called minus-tracks because they're minus the vocals. They're also called Karaoke.
 
2005-01-05 04:06:15 PM
oh man, two comments get my vote for comment of the year.

gimpel: "I have always wondered why the anarchy symbol is drawn the same way by everyone who uses it."

and

heavymetal: "It's hard to believe but O.J. actually wasn't the most offensive Simpson there."
 
2005-01-05 04:07:22 PM
john_frink owes me a keyboard.

/Shouldn't drink while farking.
//Shouldn't be farking at work.
///Manufactured pop sucks up to 11.
 
2005-01-05 04:10:35 PM
nuclear_asshat

Whoa there... have you ever seen Weird Al live? His albums are *meh* as far as repeat listening value... but his live performances are astoundingly good.
 
2005-01-05 04:10:59 PM
You have a witness, P-Funk does put on 3 hours of ass-shakin goodness. When you listen to them you realize just how many people lift their stuff.

Like the entire god-forsaken abomination that was Disco.

"Awwwww-we need the Funk!"
 
2005-01-05 04:12:10 PM
So who's going to buy Gimpel a clue?
 
2005-01-05 04:15:44 PM
Maybe she would have sounded better if I hadn't had acid reflex - in my ears

/just adding to the flames
 
2005-01-05 04:18:58 PM
Yeah...acid reflux...what a crock. When my acid reflux gets really rolling I don't want to do anything but chow TUMS like Cheeze Its and immediately pick up some Prilosec. Not only is Ashlee a liar, but a bad one to boot.
 
2005-01-05 04:20:04 PM
Handsome Jack Manitoba

...
King Crimson, however, was pretty good.


Is, darling. Is.
 
2005-01-05 04:21:57 PM
Yeah...acid reflux...what a crock. When my acid reflux gets really rolling I don't want to do anything but chow TUMS like Cheeze Its and immediately pick up some Prilosec. Not only is Ashlee a liar, but a bad one to boot.

Bad acid reflux can damage vocal chords, especially if it's occuring while you are prone, i.e. sleeping. I still think the excuse itself is BS, but medically acid reflux IS a danger to yoru voice. So's Boulemia or anything that makes acid pass over your vocal chords on a regular basis.
 
2005-01-05 04:24:21 PM
What about Shaq doing the coin toss? A total lack of effort to find someone. The guy probably lives down the street from the stadium. Give me a break. They should have gotten OJ to do it. At least he went to USC and played football.

How about, oh I don't know, skipping the whole celebrity coin toss thing too.

Really, who gives a fark? It wastes a bunch of time, and poelpe just want the game on anyway.
 
2005-01-05 04:31:28 PM
heavymetal

It's hard to believe but O.J. actually wasn't the most offensive Simpson there.

You owe me a keyboard.
 
2005-01-05 04:38:52 PM
I'm hoping that the Super Bowl has a Captain and Tenille halftime show...
 
2005-01-05 04:41:39 PM
Ruth's Chris??? Blech!!!

Try Morton's or Sullivan's if you want a real steak without freakishly huge irradiated vegetables.
 
2005-01-05 04:43:45 PM
grizzlyjohnson

While I indeed need the occasional clue, I can proudly say that I truly do know the real definition of the word "irony."

(If there is someone who needs a clue as to what the hell the above is refering, I assume Mr. Clarence Butterworth, LoveInAction, et. al. can help you out.)
 
2005-01-05 04:50:11 PM
Let's see now....she's blamed the band for SNL, now this.

If I was that band I'd quitting NOW.
 
2005-01-05 04:51:09 PM
I'd BE...

/me fail English?
 
2005-01-05 04:55:35 PM
 
2005-01-05 04:58:56 PM
"mediaho: Did anyone notice if her "band" were the same guys from SNL?


The guitar player appeared to be the same. That's all I could see before my eyes teared up from my laughter."


They're all the same guys. No one got fired for SNL except for the techs, and they had nothing to do with it.
 
2005-01-05 05:00:29 PM
grizzlyjohnson


The funny thing about disco is that most people have disco amongst their favorite songs and don't realize it. any older michael jackson - disco. most post-60s musicals - disco. jesus christ superstar - disco. alot of orchestrated rock - disco. depending on how you define disco - talking heads, devo, stevie wonder, and david bowie all fall squarely in the disco realm.

the funnier thing about disco is that most people know they have disco in their least favorite tunes. much garbage. therefore the bad rap.

most musicians will agree that disco contains some of the best written and well orchestrated tunes in the "electronic" music era.

Think about it, some of the best producers working with the some of best musicians with the best equipment. and all of them on cocaine.

and Kravitz isn't overrated - or underrated. he's a legend for his looks and he has good music. given the size of his discography of course he has bad music. at the very least he gives respect to those who came before him unlike a lot of modern rockers who don't look more than 10 years in the past.

$.02
 
2005-01-05 05:09:32 PM
godiluvbeer:

one of the best studio AND live bands today:

check out their acoustic album "Damnation" then anything else by them.

super-talented musicians and you'll never see or hear them on MTV or corporate radio.


A-farking-men! Absolutely one of the greatest bands around.
 
2005-01-05 05:11:51 PM
I got this from a radio station (KROQ, Los Angeles):

"Removal of Ashlee Simpson from Public Broadcast or Print"

Thank you for viewing my petition. As an American Citizen I feel it is my duty to rid the airways of unwanted content. Like any good citizen, it is my hope to protect the youth of America by not only ridding the airways and print of bad performers, but help to lessen the impact of people who are just bad examples to young girls. My hope is to get the ball rolling on a national campaign to send Ashlee Simpson back to whatever she was doing before she tried riding her sister's coat tails. I'm no fan of either of the Simpson girls, but at LEAST Jessica can sing! Please join me in signing this petition and let the entertainment industry know, that we are tired of seeing Ashlee Simpson invade our airwaves (especially during a national college football championship!)

link to petition
 
2005-01-05 05:22:38 PM

She can't fool me...I know a real Anarchist when I see one.

 
2005-01-05 05:26:22 PM
2005-01-05 02:48:46 PM e-Sensei

Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as a Slim Jim is to Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as Captain Crunch is to the U.S. Navy.
 
2005-01-05 05:27:09 PM
I was watching the halftime show while on the treadmill with the sound turned off. I thought it was a good performance. *laugh*

Jessica Simpson = Barbie Doll.
Ashlee Simpson = Japanese Cartoon Character.

And if you know me, I prefer those Anime babes.

I know this comment is too late for anyone to read so to the 3 people that read it, thanks for your time.
 
2005-01-05 05:28:08 PM
gets get a list of musicians/bands who sound better live than in the studio. My first four picks are:

1. Rush
2. The Eagles
3. Elton John
4. Leftover Salmon

All incredible live performers.



Saw Rush Aug 1 on 30th Anniversary Tour. Best Live Band ever.



And I second the motion. I dont want to be anally raped by the Beatles. Seems like one person is a crazy Necrophiliac.
Things that make you go BRRRRRR

Oh yea forgot. Ashlee Simpson you suck as a singer.
Bill Hicks quote. Watching her(orginally his) head spew like a plasma sprinkler. And whos that laughing in the background. BILL!
 
2005-01-05 05:30:44 PM
Probably too late to get a response in this thread, but tom servo bit me's comment about college bands made me think about a song I heard during one of the holiday bowl games.

In the Purdue/Arizona State game, one of the bands struck up the theme song to "The Legend of Zelda." I was dumbfounded by the familiarity of the tune until I finally remembered it. It was a pretty good rendition too.

Any Purdue/ASU farker alumns know which band played it?
 
2005-01-05 05:31:25 PM
I have acid reflux from time to time and have completely lost my voice from it for a few days at a time. Of course, that was combined with cigarette smoke and screaming but still, it is possible.
Other than that, pop some Pepcid AC and I'll be fine under normal circumstances.
 
2005-01-05 05:32:06 PM
The funny thing about disco is that most people have disco amongst their favorite songs and don't realize it. any older michael jackson - disco. most post-60s musicals - disco. jesus christ superstar - disco. alot of orchestrated rock - disco. depending on how you define disco - talking heads, devo, stevie wonder, and david bowie all fall squarely in the disco realm.

True on the musicians and influences of disco.

For example, take Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic (Le Freak, Good Times). Rodgers produced Bowie's Let's Dance, Edwards played the bassline. Edwards bassline for Good Times was used as the foundation for Queen's Another One Bites the Dust and Sugarhill Gang-Rapper's Delight. In the span of a short sentence, I just named 3 of the most well known bass grooves in the past 25 years of music. Rogers went on to produce Madonna's Like a Virgin, along with many others.
 
2005-01-05 05:37:13 PM
Too bad she wasn't performing during halftime at the Fiesta Bowl
 
2005-01-05 05:38:17 PM
zymurgist:

Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as a Slim Jim is to Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as Captain Crunch is to the U.S. Navy.



Ashlee Simpson is to Punk as Steve Urkel is to 50 Cent.
 
2005-01-05 05:38:46 PM
it's too funny that the ashlee simpson message board has been disabled.

fame through nepotism really bothers me.

so does lack of talent.

and ashlee simpson's farking nose. did she swipe it off a set of those groucho marx glasses?
 
2005-01-05 05:39:49 PM
 
2005-01-05 05:42:46 PM
riceguy7: Here's why Ashlee Simpson and other teeny boopers never die


From your link.