Ashlee Simpson Does a Milli Vanilli
I haven't watched Saturday Night Live
in years, so I didn't witness Ashlee Simpson's 'Milli Vanilli
moment' live when it happened, but I did see the clips which are downloadable
from a number of sites
(and check out this Benny Hill remix
of it). Oddly enough, her record company is claiming that the goof-up (Ashlee's voice coming out of the speakers before she started singing) was not evidence of lip-synching or any other kind of vocal aid. They say what happened was simply a computer glitch. Right, and the tooth fairy is real. Ashlee Simpson herself is blaming the snafu on the band, even though the band members weren't even playing when the music started (she must be a joy to work with). My impression is that lip-synching is more of the norm than the exception nowadays, and personally it doesn't bother me. Musical performances have become such choreographed, dramatized events that it makes sense there would be a large element of acting involved in them.
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I think for alot of bands, it may not be because they can't sing, but because they dance and jump around so much while performing that they probably just aren't able to sing up to par while doing the visual aspect of the concert.
It's the same reason why marching bands tend to be not as good musically as a concert ensemble. It's just really hard to be doing and thinking about the visual aspect while also trying to create something that is musically amazing. It's probably just easier for the big singers to fake the music aspect and focus only on the visual.
But would I PAY for a concert now? No way! Music & concerts are too overrated. I love music. I love to play it, to listen to it...but now-a-days things just seem so superficial. People make such a huge deal out of what the lastest personality is wearing (or not wearing). I watched the clip last night & I feel like Ashlee Simpson was totally unprepared for a glitch in her show. She can't improvise. She started doing an eerie howdown! Any talented, studied artist would have been able to improvise in that situation. Poor kid. People will show that clip of her any time they mention her now.
What I'm wondering is, why doesn't anybody talk about all the times Dubya has been caught lip-synching?