Thursday, January 24, 2008

"I feel you , dog". "A little pitchy"." That wasn't your best song"

If the critics in the New York papers are like the judges in "American Idol" then, the New York sun is my Paula, (and thank you for that), the other papers are Randy, and the New york Times is Simon. Yup. Most definitely Simon. Always.
But dude, am I going to Hollywood?


Blogger giorgia said...

So, "Simon" said you make too many "operatic gestures"... but he also said you've got "an excellent voice" and "a handsome stage presence" and that you took your "subject matter with great seriousness" (which I suppose is a good thing, n'est pas? One wouldn't want to sing Jeremiah sounding and being all silly... ;)). So, to me, that's a VERRA GOOD review. :)

(haven't read the one by "Paula", doesn't appear on the opnline version yet.)

p.s.: hey hey! :)

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have to know anything about a vocal performance when I read a review by that particular "Simon" to know that he got it wrong. He has not a clue of how to evaulate or write about singing, so it appears that he writes whatever ridiculousness comes to mind, which bears no resemblance to what actually occurred in the hall. In my view its always been a disgrace that the NYT pays him to write music reviews, and it was a great day when he retired, and someone who understands vocal music took his job. He should be again exiled to the hinterlands, because we out-of-towners have no interest in what he writes about our performances.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Singin'rin said...

Thank you guys. I just wanted to clarify that personally I am not at all offended/ upset by any of the reviews; I thought all of them were very good (even with the special "grain of salt" that the NYTimes always brings). I am thankful for all, no matter what :)

11:56 AM  
Blogger New York Toimes Subsidiary said...

We all like Simon though right? If Guiltily....

1:46 PM  
Blogger giorgia said...

Oh, yes, we <3 "Simon", after all he was just slightly bothered by Rini not standing still like a mummy while singing, but, apart from that, he said he liked her voice, so that's OK. ;)

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Thanks for posting the other reviews. I don't get the Sun in Philadelphia, and was unfamiliar with Concertonet, although I have bookmarked it now. Their reviewer was so right on! That's the performance that mesmerized me last Thursday in Philadelphia. Don't let "Simon" tell you to stand still. Great music is an emotional experience, and you show that with every note and phrase. Keep it up!

5:46 PM  

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