Thursday, December 02, 2004

JESSICA'S LIP SYNCH

No, I have no proof, because I was not actually watching the Moron Family Christmas Show, but as I flipped past it, I could have sworn that during Jessica Simpson's weird-faced rendition of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," she was not singing in synch with her own lips. Anyone else want to weigh in on this scandal-in-formation?

(It's not that Jessica has a bad voice, she is either a ventriloquist or the special's sound was out of sync. Or, this whole lip synching thing is the wave of the future. Not to be confused with Baby Fish Mouth.)

10 Comments:

At 2:13 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Plantation said...

Luckily for me, I caught some 'real' music on the late night circuit. Saw 2 great performances. Sum 41 singing "Pieces" on Letterman and Badly Drawn Boy singing "Year of the Rat" on Carson Daly.

 
At 8:06 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Z said...

I thought that she was DEFINITELY lip synching AND I thought her mouth was grotesquely distorted while she was doing it. I also wonder why she has to sing like a cheap tramp?

 
At 9:46 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger ladymathematician said...

I was flipping through the channels as well (had to watch ANTM) and saw the same thing. I was wondering if maybe she had some new-style injectible face treatment that caused her to loose control of her mouth...it definitely was beyond Baby Fish Mouth!

 
At 9:46 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

And I quote "What, baby talk is not a phrase!!" "Oh, and baby fish mouth is!"

 
At 10:20 AM, December 02, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:20 AM, December 02, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they ALL lip sychned... (Not everyone can be expected to share my ability to simultaneously sing AND shake my ass.)
- deb (thesmitten.com)

 
At 1:41 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

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At 1:56 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

Let's try this again:

Most of the dancing pop princesses and princes lip synch during live performances. They've gotten crafty about it, the mic is turned on at the ends of phrases so they can shout "Cleveland, are you ready to rawk!" and whatnot.

There are two reasons for this:

1) It's hard to sing when you're bustin' all those moves. Not impossible, just very difficult. Run up a couple of flights of stairs then try singing, not fun.

2)Pro Tools. PT is one of the industry standard recording softwares. It has very useful functions that can fix a singer's pitch and timing mistakes. Gone are days where you have to do take after take to get it right. As a result musicians who are mostly concerned with pushing product out the door never get the chance to learn how to really sing their songs. Indeed, why bother when you can fix any recorded mistake digitally, lip-synch live and still have millions of fans?

 
At 6:37 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Erinna said...

baby fish mouth is sweeping the nation. ;)

 
At 9:17 AM, December 03, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I didn't catch the Moron Family Christmas special myself, as I am allergic to talentless teeny-bopper singers. However, it doesn't surprise me that Jessiduh was lip-synching... After all, THAT seems to run in the family!

 

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

JESSICA'S LIP SYNCH

No, I have no proof, because I was not actually watching the Moron Family Christmas Show, but as I flipped past it, I could have sworn that during Jessica Simpson's weird-faced rendition of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," she was not singing in synch with her own lips. Anyone else want to weigh in on this scandal-in-formation?

(It's not that Jessica has a bad voice, she is either a ventriloquist or the special's sound was out of sync. Or, this whole lip synching thing is the wave of the future. Not to be confused with Baby Fish Mouth.)

10 Comments:

At 2:13 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Plantation said...

Luckily for me, I caught some 'real' music on the late night circuit. Saw 2 great performances. Sum 41 singing "Pieces" on Letterman and Badly Drawn Boy singing "Year of the Rat" on Carson Daly.

 
At 8:06 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Z said...

I thought that she was DEFINITELY lip synching AND I thought her mouth was grotesquely distorted while she was doing it. I also wonder why she has to sing like a cheap tramp?

 
At 9:46 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger ladymathematician said...

I was flipping through the channels as well (had to watch ANTM) and saw the same thing. I was wondering if maybe she had some new-style injectible face treatment that caused her to loose control of her mouth...it definitely was beyond Baby Fish Mouth!

 
At 9:46 AM, December 02, 2004, Blogger writersbloc gal said...

And I quote "What, baby talk is not a phrase!!" "Oh, and baby fish mouth is!"

 
At 10:20 AM, December 02, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 10:20 AM, December 02, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought they ALL lip sychned... (Not everyone can be expected to share my ability to simultaneously sing AND shake my ass.)
- deb (thesmitten.com)

 
At 1:41 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 1:56 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Coelecanth said...

Let's try this again:

Most of the dancing pop princesses and princes lip synch during live performances. They've gotten crafty about it, the mic is turned on at the ends of phrases so they can shout "Cleveland, are you ready to rawk!" and whatnot.

There are two reasons for this:

1) It's hard to sing when you're bustin' all those moves. Not impossible, just very difficult. Run up a couple of flights of stairs then try singing, not fun.

2)Pro Tools. PT is one of the industry standard recording softwares. It has very useful functions that can fix a singer's pitch and timing mistakes. Gone are days where you have to do take after take to get it right. As a result musicians who are mostly concerned with pushing product out the door never get the chance to learn how to really sing their songs. Indeed, why bother when you can fix any recorded mistake digitally, lip-synch live and still have millions of fans?

 
At 6:37 PM, December 02, 2004, Blogger Erinna said...

baby fish mouth is sweeping the nation. ;)

 
At 9:17 AM, December 03, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I didn't catch the Moron Family Christmas special myself, as I am allergic to talentless teeny-bopper singers. However, it doesn't surprise me that Jessiduh was lip-synching... After all, THAT seems to run in the family!

 

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