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Céline Dion


Dave Horne

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Is it just me, or do you want to slap her when you see her on TV? I was just watching the tube and saw a commercial for a perfume named after her and I just wanted to slap her when her face appeared.

 

I asked my wife, 'who likes Céline Dion?', and she answered, 'no one'. Now, that's obviously not true, but why am I affected in such a way? Am I alone here? What is it about her that triggers such a response? Just wondering.

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It's not just you. And a simple slap won't get the job done. ;)

 

She's a strident siren. An affront. An offense. And this is coming from someone who loves French Canada, which is, BTW, one of the great jazz capitals of the world. There's no accounting for Celine.

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Originally posted by Dave Horne:

[QB]I was just watching the tube and saw a commercial for a perfume named after her and I just wanted to slap her when her face appeared.

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Simple, you like slapping the gentler sex around, or in Celine's case, little boys. :D

 

Don't worry about it Dave, she has that affect on me too, and she's from my province!

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Certainly she's talented- she sings quite well, it's more her style and arrangements that make me want to slap her. It's seeing her sticklike figure gabbing to Barbara Walters, tantalizing us with a promise of retirement only to crush our hopes, driving in her luxury car (and when you think of driving music, isn't Celine Dion the first thing that comes to mind?). I just resent having that kind of cleverly disguised easy listening music forced on me. And coming from a singer whose demeanor suggests that she thinks her popularity validates her greatness.
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Dave don't feel bad. I usually like a lot of music, especially female vocalists, but when it comes to Celine, something about her voice simply rubs me the wrong way. I don't know if it's the power behind her high range or what, I just can't handle her.

 

Hang in there, and simply don't listen to her LOL.

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She bugs me. I'm annoyed by many of her vocal mannerisms, and her physical mannerisms when she performs are even more annoying.

 

And (whether intentional or not) she also seems to come off like she thinks she's better than everyone, not at all down-to-earth, a prima-donna.

 

She bugs me.

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I have no animosity toward her at all. I think that she's a great singer. Her music is not my style, but so what? Her voice is awesome.

 

The only thing that bugs me is when I see her with her grandfather, er, I mean her husband. :D

 

P.S. Her name does not have an accent over the first "e". It's Celine (suh-LEEN), not Céline (say-LEEN).

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I don't listen to Celine Dion CD's, but wife loves her music.

 

However, I went to a live Concert where she was singing and her voice is amazing. For some reason, she is one performer who sounds better live than on her recordings. One of the best pop concerts that I have been to.

 

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I find it interesting that some performers are well liked by musicians and others are not. I probably would never attend a Barry Manilow concert, but would love to see and hear Elton John and Bill Joel or even Bette Midler.

 

Also, the reason I added the accent to her name - I did a google search using 'celine dion' and the first hit had the accent.

 

(I once knew a classical musician who changed his first name from Joel to Joél. I always gave him a hard time about that. I also knew a piano player who changed his first name from Frank to Franko ... go figure.)

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You have to agree that Celine is a GREAT ballad singer. It's the uptempo stuff that makes me wanna slap her (or her arranger/producer).

 

But then I hear one of her ballads and then I just want to stroke her gently on the cheek just to make up to her again. :love:

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There's something about Celine's voice that's just off. It may be tonal, or maybe it's just her pitch; I can't really pinpoint it. And there's no emotional content behind the notes. Just... blah. Compare her to the woman she emulates, Barbra. Streisand is always right on the money, and with a flood of emotion backing it up.

 

I'm not a fan of either singer, but IMO, Streisand is great and Dion is just average.

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Originally posted by Soultwist:

Personally I want to slap guys guys who says they want to slap women...

There is a world of difference between stating something figuratively and and stating something literally.

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Originally posted by Dan South:

 

P.S. Her name does not have an accent over the first "e". It's Celine (suh-LEEN), not Céline (say-LEEN).

 

I think it should be spelled Céline, after all she´s a french canadian and not from Nashville Tennessee... :-)

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Originally posted by Soultwist:

Originally posted by Dan South:

 

P.S. Her name does not have an accent over the first "e". It's Celine (suh-LEEN), not Céline (say-LEEN).

 

I think it should be spelled Céline, after all she´s a french canadian and not from Nashville Tennessee... :-)

Why not just spell it Saline?
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Originally posted by dementia13:

What an open wound you've exposed, Dave.

I'm sorry. I'll go back to my corner.

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Wow, Dave! You seem to really good at touching the tender spots. Nice work! :D

 

I had to learn one of her songs ("Where Does My Heart Beat Now?" - Ick!)to play at a party so that a female friend of mine could sing it. I learned to hate that song, and Celine, as well. I just wish she'd go away. There's just something about her that makes me want to hit something, too. She's just, I dunno, maybe it's that her music is soulless, emotionless. But there's something about it that grates on my nerves.

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Originally posted by PatAzz:

I can't stand the dramatics. Just a little too much for me to watch. The whole beating the chest thing is just a bit contrived to me.

I know exactly what you mean, Pat. The chest-beating thing has always struck me as being much more planned than heartfelt.

 

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