There were worse options available, I guess.
What about the Marine band confirming Beyoncé lip-synched being reported by The Times and Washingtonian?
1. they don’t know what they’re talking about, as confirmed by a more recent Marine Corps Band spokesperson (check back in my blog a few posts ago).
2. your use of the word “reported” is suspect, at best.
3. I say they were covering for the fact that the band was the part of the presentation that you didn’t hear live. No, really (I mean about them being pre-recorded, not a “cover up” which is just me being snarky).
There’s no story here. NONE. Beyoncé recorded a vocal to have on hand as a backup in case of weather, technical glitches, personal health, and other unforeseeable events. This is standard operating procedure, and anyone with experience in live audio on the level of a Presidential Inauguration will confirm this.
She sang her ass off. Period. Those who are attempting to slander her performance as though she were the second coming of Milli Vanilli are supremely idiotic.
Just had some douchebag call the studio and lie to my assistant about a “scheduled conference call” in an effort to get me on the phone.
It worked. Because, well, I must have forgotten about something.
Then I get on the line and he tells some joke about “having 5 Navy SEALs come down here, or should he bring a sixth…” who knows, I wasn’t following him at this point, obvs… and then he made his pitch about collecting on our behalf from slow paying customers.
“This is your pitch? You lie to get me on the phone?” I said.
He replied, “well it worked, didn’t it?”
I (not) politely told him to fuck right off and hung up on him as he protested.
If you have to lie or deceive to begin a business relationship with me then there’s absolutely ZERO chance I will ever be giving you a penny. Never. You’ve got to be kidding me.
[previously: CLICK HERE for all my Beyoncé-related posts on this “scandal”]
Here’s a different broadcast of Beyoncé’s performance of the National Anthem where the backup (pre-recorded) lead vocal is clearly audible behind (or next to) her live mic.
Every other mix I’ve heard had her live mic absolutely prominent, if not soloed. Today’s ridiculous charges of fakery are simply being exacerbated by “news” outlets repeating other news outlets as “hard journalism”… lame and incorrect.
Sent to me by my mate (and fellow music industry insider, though his foodie-blog wouldn’t tell you that)… supernavin.
Do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better, but do not confuse your World Net Daily caliber, therapeutic, conservative alternative reality fantasy babble for what actually happened.
Source: The Huffington Post
“The president has not signed one new free-trade agreement in the past four years. I will reverse that failure.”
- Barack Obama signed the biggest free-trade agreement since 1994.
- He’s responsible for 1/5th of all U.S. free-trade agreements.
But Mitt Romney will not let his “campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”