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Name: Andrew
Country: the UK
Would you rather (104,285) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 22:41)
I recently streamed a documentary on the Bee Gees and Andy Gibb. If you haven't seen it, I do recommended it - it's quite extraordinary.

One notable thing from it was the retelling of Barry Gibb's move into composing for other artists once the group's career had begun to wind down. He has surprisingly written many very well known and recognisable songs for other world famous artists. Mariah ought to have done this a long time ago. She may still yet have time.

In terms of her own releases, a duets album is preferential to a standard studio album that will chart one week only to disappear the next.

I don't know about you, but I am already over All I Want For Christmas Is You.
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This is a reply to message 104,279 by Stacey from USA
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 20:51)
Quality non-album tracks (104,283) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 22:30)
Almost Home, Triumphant, The Art of Letting Go, #Beautiful, You Don’t Know What To Do. That was a magical time.
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This is a reply to message 104,278 by Edward from USA
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 19:58)
Andrew (104,281) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 22:27)
He said pompously in a condescending manner.

I shall say to you what I said to my father: thanks, but it's too late for your love.
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This is a reply to message 104,270 by Bradley from South Africa
(Wednesday 29 November 2023; 00:53)
Andrew (104,258) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 28 November 2023; 10:53)
Do please stop discussing me. You know I can't abide attention.
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This is a reply to message 104,257 by Lady B from USA
(Tuesday 28 November 2023; 07:44)
Andrew (104,248) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 27 November 2023; 16:57)
I love you, too. Keep readin', sweetheart.
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This is a reply to message 104,244 by David from USA
(Monday 27 November 2023; 03:12)
Grio performances (104,236) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 19:24)
All three performances were absolutely awful. Jennifer Hudson and Patti Labelle plodded through songs - which are supposed to build in momentum - only for them both to climax in the most awful screeching. It's very easy to see why Mariah sold records in the way she did. And the less said about the lady singing with Boyz II Men the better.

Mariah's speech endearing. She was unassuming, funny, concise and beautiful. Her speaking voice is noticeably a lot deeper than before. I think she is now going through a lot more vocally than previously realised. Despite that, it was a good showing from her.
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This is a reply to message 104,231 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 10:31)
New music? (104,229) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 10:10)
Hey, could you post a link to a URL that shows Mariah has a 2024 Grammys nomination?

Webmaster: Here is the list. Terry Hunter is nominated in the Best Remixed Recording category (number 82 in the list) voor the Terry Hunter Remix of Workin' Hard.
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This is a reply to message 104,223 by Xavier mariohmix from Spain
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 01:56)
Our love will never die (104,221) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 26 November 2023; 00:01)
I really like the way Mariah sings this line now. I first heard it this way during the ICON performance, I believe, and just heard it in during the medley in the Kansas City show: "Our love will never dye-ee-aye". I love it so much I wish it was sung like this on the record. It's how I sing along with it, now. I don't where she pulls these melodies and vocal arrangements from. It's pure musical genius.
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New music? (104,220) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 23:50)
From where are you getting this information? I can't find it anywhere.
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This is a reply to message 104,216 by MC1989 from Spain
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 10:49)
The sound of MC16 (104,212) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 01:37)
What Mariah Carey albums where not "cohesive bodies of work"? Once again, genuinely interested.
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This is a reply to message 104,210 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 00:20)
Billboard performance (104,211) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 01:36)
So it was Mariah Carey's best performance of 2023 because of her singing, you say. Cool. But could I ask you to specify which lines, out of the ones she sang live, you liked? I know the song very well so could you just tell me the specific lines, perhaps. Out of the ones she sang live, I mean. Genuinely interested.
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This is a reply to message 104,207 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Friday 24 November 2023; 17:14)
Daydream30 (104,206) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 24 November 2023; 17:07)
What does everybody think will be the live release for this? Will it be Mariah Carey live at Madison Square Garden? It would be great to have this on Spotify but I ask because it would be possibly a third release of a live Mariah Carey record feature pretty much the same songs.

Don't get me wrong, I love the MSG special and really want it on streaming. But it would be really really good to get Butterfly in Hawaii/Australia and The Adventures of Mimi etc on there, too. Must we wait years and years? I want post '96 live songs on there.
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Billboard performance (104,205) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 24 November 2023; 16:57)
Could you list the positives of Mariah Carey's performance at Billboard? To caveat: not in terms of the ice-skating or what she wore or the background singers or the set design, etc., but in terms of Mariah Carey's performance, only. What was so good about it as to be called the "best this year" and, in that vein, what were the others you have seen this year lacking? Genuinely interested.
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This is a reply to message 104,203 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Friday 24 November 2023; 13:00)
Mariah Barbie (104,204) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 24 November 2023; 16:50)
£100 for a Barbie doll of Mariah Carey that looks absolutely nothing like Mariah Carey? And 4000 have been sold? Anyone who does not think that this is total madness is, themselves, in the throes of total madness.
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This is a reply to message 104,201 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Friday 24 November 2023; 12:49)
View from here (104,191) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 22:54)
I was actually thinking of the E=MC2 era and particularly the TMB video and the presenting of the Friday Night Project. Mariah was so animated and fun. Can you imagine what the show would be like if she presented TFNP now? Well Jamie wouldn't have gone, for a start lol and I might get his name right. I'm an idiot.
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This is a reply to message 104,184 by jaker20 from US
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 21:16)
The JHud Show (104,175) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 11:30)
Well, I'm assuming his name is Lexus and 2004 is when he was born. In which case: I'm impressed.
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This is a reply to message 104,174 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 11:11)
The JHud Show (104,172) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 05:28)
There are three people who need to be fired as soon as possible: the person who put those absurdly large breasts into Mariah Carey, the person who put Mariah Carey into that hideously inappropriate black dress and the person who put Mariah Carey in that cringeworthy show.

I know, I know, I'm a miserable git. I'll take a turkey round to Tiny Tim's on Christmas Day and make sure the little fella lives.

God bless us, every one.
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All You Want For Christmas Is Me (104,171) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 05:21)
I listened to Merry Christmas for the first-ish time today, sang, danced, and sat to listen when I knew great vocal parts were coming up.

Then on YouTube I watched Mariah talking about its lead single. And then other people talking about its lead single. And then even more of Mariah talking about its lead single. Interspersed with yet more other-people talking about its lead single.

The song is great. It’s one of the greatest pop music creations of all time. And it came out of Mariah’s head. I get it. I love it. I love her for it. The whole world loves her for it.

But can’t it be left to just be a song one year, and not a statistic to celebrate or an interview topic? Or better still: release a *new* Christmas song and talk about that. And how great it was to record it with Taylor Swift.
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View from here (104,170) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 04:55)
It isn't the lip-syncing that bothers me about the Billboard performance or the Christmas shows. You would have to be delusional with a capital Terna not to have expected there to be lipsync. And, having a PhD in Mariah Carey Lip-Sync, I was quite impressed as I had to replay certain parts to really understand if they were lip-sync or not. (They were.) But the songs sound okay from what I have watched and if people are having a ball in the auditoria then good for them.

What's truly puzzling at best (and truly worrisome at worst) is Mariah's rigidity. She rarely moves. More's the point: she rarely moves to an almost inhuman degree. It was even so on the Jennifer Hudson show. I neither see nor know of *any* artist who is so frozen in expression and in movement. I don't even know of any *person* in real life who behaves so. Does anyone? It's really weird, you guys. Something is not right, here. In fact, I would go so far as to say: something is very wrong here.

One of the things I loved that Mariah lost was her command of the stage and ability to entertain. She would run up and down the bloody thing, punch the invisible ghosts, slap them in the face many times when going for big notes, activate the garage doors by pressing the secret button in her ear, spin around, laugh, dance, point to people and tell them she sees them up there in the cheap seats, get excited when she can read some of the signs (do people still do signs?) and so on. Where did this go? And why?

I don't think anyone is asking for 90s vocals. But I think they're sure as shit asking for 90s performances. And quite rightly so. They were bloody good fun.
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Bryan Tanaka (104,169) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 04:13)
"Oh no you ruined everything by deciding to not go. Do any of you have lives outside of this messageboard?"

Luke? Luke needs to get a life? Luke, who lives in the UK, is flying to New York City for his job and, whilst there, has the option of seeing a Mariah Carey concert? That Luke? Hah Luke, you really need to get a life, mate. Your current one clearly sucks.

"To come on here just to announce you aren't going? Nobody cares or asked."

I care. Especially now Big Nasty and I are over. And, if memory serves: didn't Bobby-A and others ask to be updated? Alas, if you could only see that Luke was not put here for you to judge him and dispute his inner most truth.
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This is a reply to message 104,114 by JR from United States
(Saturday 18 November 2023; 22:16)
Never sung in her life (104,168) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 03:53)
I knew I liked you. So let's do it.

"And, no, asking a singer to sing isn't a big ask, but expecting 1995 or 2000s vocals isn't going to happen no matter the critique."

Please do point to the recent post that requests such vocals be produced. I'll be first in line to berate the poster for making such a silly request. Don't hold back on me now because I am lovin' me some Nasty Norman - but I, too, despise gaslighting, or as I like to label it: "flat denial of observable reality". So point to the posts and we can get past the foreplay and have ourselves a moment.

"It's okay to only like her 90s stuff and nothing past that. Admit it and move on - you'll all be happier. But no need to constantly bash every effing move and call it constructive when all it is, is tearing things down."

Well, Big Nasty, I'm struggling to letcha get to second base with this one so let's unpack it while we get cosy by the fire. I can't remember - nay, imagine - any of the guys, girls or Terna-based species that visit this website ever saying that they only like Mariah Carey's 90s music. It would be an absurdity. They would be, ripped, shredded, slapped... wait. I'm gonna stop that right there because I know I got Bobby A excited and this is a date for two. So pop in the relevant posts where people have stated the absurd 90s things, then pop open the Cristal so we can round third base in a bubble bath.

"Now, joy to the effing world or whatever. We mostly love everyone."

Big Nasty, how bloody dare you? I'm lying here, bubbles in one hand, some other kinda bubbles protecting my itty bitty dignity, waiting for you to dive in and hit a home run... and you love "mostly everyone"? Nuh uh. I'm a one guy kinda girl. Close the door, lose the key, leave the posts on the mat for me. Show is over.

[How pissed is everyone right now for having that song put it into their brains? Serves you right for reading my private love letter to Big Nasty.]
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This is a reply to message 104,164 by Norman from USA
(Wednesday 22 November 2023; 21:39)
Not sure what to do (104,051) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 14 November 2023; 09:53)
If you're in NYC why not use the money to go see a couple of Broadway shows? It's guarantteed entertainment.
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This is a reply to message 104,043 by Jamie from UK
(Monday 13 November 2023; 21:48)
Underneath The Stars (Unpacked) (104,045) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 13 November 2023; 23:01)
This is I Am Free and even better. The isolated vocals are shockingly genius.
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This is a reply to message 104,044 by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 13 November 2023; 22:03)
Underneath The Stars (Unpacked) (104,044) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 13 November 2023; 22:03)
This is awesome for anyone that loves Underneath The Stars and/or likes layers of a track unpacked to have instrumentation and vocals isolated (lead and background).
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Birthday wishes from Mimi to Andrew (104,025) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 12 November 2023; 17:29)
He calls himself a lamb
Yet gets on those boards
Trash talks who I am
My scuffed up vocal cords

He goes low with my weight
My lighting gets his scorn
Today I must say mate
I curse that you were born

An original poem by Randy. He's on hiatus from the board but it's so funny he said I could post it.
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