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It's time... almost (103,827) by Andrew from the UK
(Friday 20 October 2023; 19:15)
Maybe read it again and have a bit of a think.
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This is a reply to message 103,822 by Todd from Sydney, Australia
(Friday 20 October 2023; 03:41)
It's time... almost (103,819) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 23:57)
All I Want For Christmas Is You featuring Justin Bieberlake is brilliant. We shall have none of your tomfoolery, Sir.
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This is a reply to message 103,816 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 23:01)
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) (103,818) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 23:56)
I am so very sorry to hear that. If you would care to share, I am certain you would be in good company and receive much empathy and sympathy. There is only joy in anything because it reminds us of the sadness within the absence of it. That is to say: better to have loved and lost, etc. Better to have courage to see the positives, than resolve yourself to darkness.

It reminds me of a poem I wrote *cough* (of which Randy likes the title... but interestingly not the actual poem):

ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT

I remember when striken the thunderbolt
that it's stormier still in the night -
and though flashes of brilliance are fleeting,
to paint all the available light.

It is not how dim-lit the Universe
nor now woeful the world in your sight -
if the canvas requires your bravery,
so your conscience requires the fight.
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This is a reply to message 103,815 by Zachariah from Croatia
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 22:53)
It's time... almost (103,814) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 21:25)
B-A, you introduce too many topics in the spell of a week. Let threads lead onto threads.
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This is a reply to message 103,809 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 12:27)
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) (103,813) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 21:23)
I have a response to your post. I am, however, conscious that you have ignored everything I say since 2012.
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This is a reply to message 103,810 by Bill from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 14:25)
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) (103,811) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 21:21)
Ah okay. I thought you meant that there was actual figures suggesting such a thing. But I get it. However, isn't romancing an idea one of the great things about Christmas? Is it not the one time when you wish for your perfect and believe it will come? Christmas is about *possibility*.
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This is a reply to message 103,807 by Zachariah from Croatia
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 11:51)
Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) (103,806) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 11:23)
Where are you pulling this data from?
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This is a reply to message 103,801 by Zachariah from Croatia
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 09:17)
Tis the season for something... (103,805) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 11:21)
It's clearly a corset to suck everything in up top and a dress to hide everything down below. And quite a bit of airbrush weight-loss. But it's a nice photograph.
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This is a reply to message 103,804 by Jamie from UK
(Thursday 19 October 2023; 10:29)
Tis the season for something... (103,796) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 18 October 2023; 12:55)
I'm forced to agree. What's wrong with the dress, Jamie? It's a cute photo, Mariah's expression is one of genuine happiness, and I'll take that lovely dress of a leotard or sparkling ballgown any day.
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This is a reply to message 103,789 by SM from Citizen of the World
(Wednesday 18 October 2023; 00:48)
Get off the cross, we need the wood (103,795) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 18 October 2023; 12:51)
LMAO I am howling with laughter. That was brilliant.
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This is a reply to message 103,792 by Todd from Sydney, Australia
(Wednesday 18 October 2023; 05:51)
Torn (103,773) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 16 October 2023; 17:14)
Respect, but I disagree. I can forgive Mariah's lipsyncing and awkward transitions from live to pre-record and the flat notes - if it's a normal show. The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour was the most fun I've ever had at a concert.

But in the Christmas show in London's O2, the smoke and mirrors was very apparent because the show was so slow and the songs not fan-favourites, per se.

You're right: watching Mariah in an arena is the Mariah Carey show - once you're there you sing, you dance, you laugh, you cry, for your favourite Mariah songs are so indelibly loud and everyone is partying.

The Christmas shows are ballad heavy and all the mirrors and smoke in the Universe can't hide certain truths.

Sweet Sweet Fantasy was amazing. Best night ever.
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This is a reply to message 103,768 by Chicago Lamb from USA
(Monday 16 October 2023; 12:44)
Torn (103,772) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 16 October 2023; 16:42)
It's great your posting after such a long time: but, bro, if you spend $1000 on a front row seat to the greatest shit show on Earth, you need your head examined.

It baffles me that Mariah knows she cannot sing in tune, or produce a decent vocal right now and she's taking people's money. 'Tis rather audacious. Given that she was possibly the first person to put "YouTube" into a lyric, she must actually watch the videos on it, right?

$1000? Go on vacation, see the world, enjoy the fruits of the Earth, feel as alive as when you were young and the world was anew. Do not waste it watching someone be delusional.

Besides, if it's delusion you need, you can come here for free and read Terna's posts. And I invite you into his head with me. Rent's free, and it's very spacious, indeed.

I'm thinking of installing a water feature.
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This is a reply to message 103,764 by C from United States
(Monday 16 October 2023; 05:18)
Einstein is a No No (103,771) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 16 October 2023; 16:27)
I beg you all, stop calling that fantastic record "Einstein". It's neither cute nor funny. E=MC2 was, and is, a great title for a record.

Mariah Carey's Einstein? No.

Parlez vous francais? I said no.
Lemme translate it: I said no.
I can say it en español: no.
Portuguese? Boy, you know.
Japanese? Boy, you know.
I said it: I said no.
I said it: I said no.
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Questions for JD (103,753) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 15 October 2023; 00:41)
Bro, she can barely get a note out. And her nonsense is getting irritating. Retirement is on the cards. Anyway, enough about Randy.
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This is a reply to message 103,749 by Edward from USA
(Saturday 14 October 2023; 21:57)
What is wrong with Mariah? (103,752) by Andrew from the UK
(Sunday 15 October 2023; 00:39)
4 hours behind me would put you somewhere around where the Titanic sank. Which is fitting. Check your figures. Plus I got Randy for my deep South. You'll have to come up with something new.
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This is a reply to message 103,751 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 14 October 2023; 23:27)
What is wrong with Mariah? (103,750) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 14 October 2023; 22:22)
Bobby-A, I am rubbing off on you. And not in the way you might initially have hoped. That is the most frank and honest thing you have said. Freeing, isn't it?
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This is a reply to message 103,743 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 14 October 2023; 13:01)
It's A Wrap visualizer (103,740) by Andrew from the UK
(Saturday 14 October 2023; 05:53)
I wish it were possible to unsee things. Pray tell, who is that cartoon woman? It’s certainly not Mariah Carey.

Watch that video and then think back to, say, Anytime You Need A Friend at Proctor's Theatre. Could you ever have imagined, in the most wild of your dreamings, that the Mariah who sang that song on that stage that fateful night would go on to produce utter visual and audio cack such as this?
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This is a reply to message 103,736 by enwar00 from usa
(Friday 13 October 2023; 19:03)
What is wrong with Mariah? (103,731) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 12 October 2023; 23:42)
Surely the point to make to Mariah is, "I'm ever so sorry but you do quite awfully seem to not be behaving in a way that normal human beings behave, and we were just wondering if you could, um, stop? Sincerely yours, Everyone else on the planet."
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This is a reply to message 103,729 by Brandon from USA
(Thursday 12 October 2023; 22:34)
Gift (103,730) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 12 October 2023; 23:36)
I had one of those moments, reading your message, when I said "What a gift to scientific research."
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This is a reply to message 103,727 by Terna from Nigeria
(Thursday 12 October 2023; 18:55)
What is wrong with Mariah? (103,725) by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 12 October 2023; 15:52)
Mariah is completely incapable these days of remaining still in a shot: she does about 20 different facial expressions that are not natural (that is, not reacting normally to the external input), she hunches her shoulders, clenches her fists, she gives up after a while then throws her arms in front of her face whilst diving out of shot, she seems incapable of breathing at normal places during a sentence, and she stresses love vowels which is irratating ("you said do the hiiiigh nooooote").

It's weird. No, it's super weird. No, its super-[censored] weird. What on Earth is going on in her head? Can't she just be natural, for once?

And she should stop with the All I Want For Christmas Is You nonsense until after Thanksgiving. It is not as if it is not possible for people to get sick of the song - and (whilst I may only be able to speak for British, and perhaps Western, people) it will turn good-will on its head if people thing she is using Christmas for self-promotion to fill a bank account. Good will is so easy to lose.
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Einstein re-release in 2009 instead (103,717) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 11 October 2023; 18:02)
The Emancipation music videos were outstanding. I remember Don't Forget About Us was constantly showing in bars on the screens. Looking back: the quality of the TEOM videos was truly something special. TMB was also, in itself, something quite varnished and different. Then, er... yeah. Yeah. Er. Send in the clowns.
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This is a reply to message 103,714 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 11 October 2023; 08:42)
Mariah's X - Israel (103,716) by Andrew from the UK
(Wednesday 11 October 2023; 17:55)
The murder of George Floyd? The multiple murders in a gay nightclub?
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This is a reply to message 103,712 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 11 October 2023; 02:15)
Mariah's X - Israel (103,707) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 10 October 2023; 20:58)
I'm not one for pathetic showboating on X or other platforms but Mariah has, has she not, posted before about awful things that have happened, such as unlawful killings be the police, etc.

Thus, I wonder: where is the message of solidarity with the good people of Israel who have been subjugated to terrorism on a mass scale by fundamentalist terrorist psychopaths?

Are the people of Israel not worthy of mention or support?
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Qatar wedding performance (103,706) by Andrew from the UK
(Tuesday 10 October 2023; 18:07)
I'm somewhat confused. Mariah has been pulling the same shit for a decade and everytime I called it out I was a "hater"* etc. Has something changed dramatically?

What irks me is Mariah always seems to (struggle to) get to a semi-tone or tone under the key in which the song is. She sounds very out of tune and the pipes quite damaged. She would be better off just lower all tracks and attempting to sing them. If she can't sing them, she should stop taking people's money to watch her stand still and give half-arse performances.

But this is all old news: I was writing this dissenting opinion 10 years ago. What's changed to make make it a consensus?

*Incidentally, there is nothing wrong with "hate": it is a perfectly valid emotion, but "hater" has now become a pejorative of the Wokerati to dismiss dissenting opinion by labelling the speaker of bad character for having said opinion.

Basically, fascism.
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This is a reply to message 103,700 by Edward from USA
(Tuesday 10 October 2023; 02:16)
Qatar wedding performance (103,689) by Andrew from the UK
(Monday 9 October 2023; 14:28)
Define "hate".
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This is a reply to message 103,687 by JC from USA
(Sunday 8 October 2023; 22:52)
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