Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fame...can you take it?

Yes. I admit. I watched some of the clips. Dang Barry's voice sounds strained. That can't be good considering he has QVC in just a few days. Here's hoping all the medication he's taking whips his vocal chords into shape, or he begs off and just "lip syncs" it. Yes...I said the awful words. But hey, why push it? After all, without the pipes he can't promote the album on every single talk show in the country for the next several weeks.

I bet you thought I wasn't going to mention the apology on Facebook. Gotcha.

Yes, I read the apology for the recent cancellations in Vegas. Do I think it was sincere? Absolutely. Much like "you had me at hello", Barry had me when he started off the message "I'm so sorry" and ended it with "please forgive me".

You will recall, several of the bloggers begged (and I mean begged) Stiletto to be frank with the fans regarding past cancellations.

Why the sudden change?
  1. Facebook has become a "safe" place to communicate with the fans
  2. A new CD is coming out on an independent label and it's not a good time to have disgruntled fans
  3. They finally listened and realized that honesty is always the best policy
You choose which of the three you believe is the real reason. Personally, I would like to think it's #3, but time will tell as the future unfolds.

Before I close, I would like to say that I hope Barry takes care of himself AND that 15 Minutes gets the airplay it deserves.

Over and out,
Texas Fan


Anonymous said...

I wondered why he apologized for show cancellations. Most of us have been victims of last minute cancellations with no explanation whatsoever. But I do think it's because of the new cd coming out, he needs us to still love him. Like we wouldn't otherwise. Lol. I hope he takes care of himself and slows down just a bit.


texas_fan said...

You're probably right Jude. I think over the years, and based on past experience, we know how things operate. But regardless of the motivation, it did seem genuine. Cancellations wouldn't affect a fan purchasing a CD, but any negative chatter or lack of positive promotion might hurt sales to non-fans. It's best to nip this stuff in the bud before it spreads.

I do hope he realizes that he's not a spring chicken any more and needs rest, especially when he isn't feeling well. I can't wait to hear the full versions of some of the songs, especially "Work the Room" and "Letter from a fan".

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