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#1 Brad Swanson

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:40 PM

If Michael Bolton had short, dignified, gray hair for his whole career, do you think he would have been taken more seriously as an artist?
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

No. At least not for me. I tend not to dislike music because of how it looks.
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:04 AM

If Michael Bolton had short, dignified, gray hair for his whole career, do you think he would have been taken more seriously as an artist?


No, he might have been taken more seriously if he took some laxitives to help curb that ridiulously over constipated way he sang every freakin' song!!!

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:23 PM

For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Ugh. Fingernails on a blackboard just went down my spine.
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Ugh. Fingernails on a blackboard just went down my spine.


You need to watch the movie Office Space if you think I was serious with that statement.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

You need to watch the movie Office Space if you think I was serious with that statement.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

You need to watch the movie Office Space if you think I was serious with that statement.

I knew you weren't. But you brought to my head that rendition. That's why the fingernails on the blackboard comment. Ugh and there's that shudder again because every time I think of it ugh
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:46 PM

If Michael Bolton had short, dignified, gray hair for his whole career, do you think he would have been taken more seriously as an artist?


Probably not. He was more of a regurgitator than an artist.

But, Who doesn't like a balding, super long and curly mullet headed man who can sing a little. He may not be an "Artist", but that lovely hair of his sure made him a pop star in the most glorious era of music... the late 1980's.

Ahh... to be 14 again.

P.S. I "Don King"ed it with regurgitator. My apologies.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

If Michael Bolton had short, dignified, gray hair for his whole career, do you think he would have been taken more seriously as an artist?


The short answer is no... because... the reason he is not taken seriously as an artist... Is because the musical direction he chose is not taken seriously by Rock elitist's (such as I) or snobs of any other Genre from Classical to Bluegrass. Critics do not favor the soft rockers. Never have... Probably never will. It's just overdone emotionalism in my opinion.

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Michael Bolton is the 80's version of the Carpenters. Michael Bolton sold more albums than Skynyrd did... More albums than Tom Petty... More albums than Rush.

I cant listen to him but someone bought his albums and it's probably someone you tried to take home after buying them a dinner or 10 drinks at the bar.

I imagine Bolton is ok with his career choice and has come to grips with being torn to shreds by the Motley Crüe fans.

Disclaimer: I do not own any albums by Michael Bolton, Bread, Carpenters or Celine Dion. I don't have any songs from the above 4 on my IPod.

However, I have been caught singing along with Benny Mardones "Into the Night" twice. I knew it couldn't happen a third time so I quit cold turkey.
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 02:37 PM

Michael Bolton is the 80's version of the Carpenters. Michael Bolton sold more albums than Skynyrd did... More albums than Tom Petty... More albums than Rush.


If you keep comparing the Carpenters to Michael Bolton, you and me's gonna have words.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:37 PM

If you keep comparing the Carpenters to Michael Bolton, you and me's gonna have words.


I think he meant The Captain and Tennille......which I'm certain is on his Ipod.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:26 PM

I think he meant The Captain and Tennille......which I'm certain is on his Ipod.


LOL... Hey North... Your South!!! ;)

I did notice that you correctly spelled "Tennille". Most Tragically Hip Fans only spell Captain right.

The correct spelling suggests some love. :go:
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

Hey ... I'm as musically snobby as they come and I like/d the Carpenters. (Disclaimer: just because I proclaim myself as snobby as they come still doesn't mean I think my opinion is God.) I would LOVE to have had Karen Carpenter's voice ... probably woulda used it differently, but she had a gorgeous voice. And her brother was a master orchestrator. And here comes that shudder again when I same his name ... Micheal Bolton ... yish!

Lately, the one getting all kinds of airplay that I just don't understand ... Bruno Mars. I guess his voice quality is okay, but ugh. Do. Not. Like.
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:59 PM

Man I wish popular musicians today were as annoying as Bolton. Your average Katy Perry song makes me want to hurt small fluffy things.

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Man I wish popular musicians today were as annoying as Bolton. Your average Katy Perry song makes me want to hurt small fluffy things.


She can't spell either... Gurls.

C'mon Katy be a role model.
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:23 PM

Hey ... I'm as musically snobby as they come and I like/d the Carpenters. (Disclaimer: just because I proclaim myself as snobby as they come still doesn't mean I think my opinion is God.) I would LOVE to have had Karen Carpenter's voice ... probably woulda used it differently, but she had a gorgeous voice. And her brother was a master orchestrator. And here comes that shudder again when I same his name ... Micheal Bolton ... yish!

Lately, the one getting all kinds of airplay that I just don't understand ... Bruno Mars. I guess his voice quality is okay, but ugh. Do. Not. Like.


Ok... Maybe I've sung a long to "Superstar" by the Carpenters a couple of times.

Maybe... Only a couple of times when no one was around and only the chorus.

But... I put on some Thin Lizzy immediately afterwards.
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