Friday, February 1, 2013

No Sound Check?


For John, BLUFBeyoncé was right to lip-sync.

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh as we drove up to Nashua to look for a watch battery.  Yesterday, at Burlington the Zales guy said he couldn't replace the battery.

At any rate, Rush was talking about CNN covering Ms BeyoncĂ© Knowles at a Super Bowl news conference, where Ms Knowles provided a live rendition of he Nation Anthem.  Anyone past the age of four understands that The Star Spangled Banner is difficult to sing and should be replaced.

The reason for this is that she lip-synced the song during the Presidential Inauguration.  Per Wikipedia:

During a press conference for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on January 31, 2013, Knowles confirmed that her performance was sung to a pre-recorded track because she "did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra".  She explained that "due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk.  It was about the president and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing-along with my pre-recorded track, which is common in the industry"
No rehearsal time?  No sound check?  I have seen "no sound check" ("trust me, it is OK") turn out to be a mistake.  It was about the President and no one wants to risk a mistaken and end up making it all about them.  This is one of those low risk, high penalty situations.

Ms Knowles was totally justified in lip-syncing at the Inaugration.

Regards  —  Cliff

  As Congress can't seem to pass a budget or fix the debt, it might as well fix the National Anthem.  I recommend America the Beautiful.

1 comment:

Neal said...

To borrow a line from Hillary, "What does it really matter?" I am offended by all the angst over when this twit really did or didn't sing it. Given the problems we face as a nation, she doesn't even qualify as a minor distraction. And frankly, who cares if she even sang at all?

It is the first time we have seen nationalistic singing at a coronation.