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1 wheat-dogghazi  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:10:33am

I may be drawn and quartered for saying this, but I really don't like Adele's singing. Can't put my finger on it. Just a gut reaction.

2 Destro  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:16:23am

re: #1 wheat-dogghazi

I actually am bothered by the fact that when she speaks she sounds like a 19th cockney chimney sweeper but sings like a 60s era black woman. What's up with that?

3 CriticalDragon1177  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:19:55am

Destro,

And right wing idiots think that Obama could have been born in Kenya and somehow faked his birth certificate and ran for President, and gotten elected, even through he wouldn't qualify, and have gotten away with it.

4 Destro  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:40:10am

re: #3 CriticalDragon1177


Think? Right wing idiots KNOW Obama was born in Kenya, Either that or this is how they get to say the N word in polite company and remind their base that Obama is black.

5 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 8:50:16am

re: #2 Destro

I actually am bothered by the fact that when she speaks she sounds like a 19th cockney chimney sweeper but sings like a 60s era black woman. What's up with that?

Lots of singers sing differently than they speak, though in some cases that's the autotune at work.

6 Destro  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 9:09:06am

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

Why Do British Singers Sound American, Like Adele on "Skyfall"?

7 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 10:02:50am

She's had professional training. Probably has the ability to do a lot of accents when singing.

IIRC, singing and talking are carried out by two different parts of the brain. That's why stroke patients who cannot talk can often sing.

8 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 10:13:50am

singing and speaking brain parts

I find it all very interesting . .

9 Bulworth  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 11:28:12am

Question, do we know how long this not filing of birth certificates has been going on in England and other countries? Do we have any idea how many potential foreign Manchurian no birth certificate on file people might be growing up here, waiting their turn to be candidates? CRISIS! /

10 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 11:49:00am

re: #9 Bulworth

Question, do we know how long this not filing of birth certificates has been going on in England and other countries? Do we have any idea how many potential foreign Manchurian no birth certificate on file people might be growing up here, waiting their turn to be candidates? CRISIS! /

Oh, since Obama was elected, obviously.

/

11 lawhawk  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 1:04:29pm

Dude, rumor has it you're so rolling in the deep end with this. /

12 jc717  Tue, Dec 18, 2012 1:45:38pm

re: #7 Holidays are Family Fun Time

She's had professional training. Probably has the ability to do a lot of accents when singing.

IIRC, singing and talking are carried out by two different parts of the brain. That's why stroke patients who cannot talk can often sing.

Yep, and people who stutter can usually sing without problems.


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