Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So...I don't have to be young and beautiful to become famous...

Making it in the arts is hard, apparently. Whether it's writing, singing or slicing animals very thinly and putting them between glass panels - it's the kind of field in which looks and connections are at least as useful as talent.

So how the hell did Wing do it? Her singing is even worse than mine, she's certainly not as pretty as I am (which isn't saying much, I know), and as far as I know she isn't hooked up with a soccer superstar. Some say it's her passion that wins her fans. Others say her fans mistakenly believe she is intentionally satirising pop diva-dom.

Well, if all it takes is the willingness to be laughed at, would I be happy with all the fame and adulation?

Maybe, but only if there was money in it.

7 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

She couldn't sing AC/DC any worse than they do on their own records.

I'm all for anybody older than me becoming famous.
Makes me feel like I've still got time.

Violet said...

I've heard AC/DC and she is really much worse :-)

Angela said...

Thank heavens there isn't required listening

Violet said...

angela: no, it'd make you want to be deaf :-)

Nigel Patel said...

Worse than Brian Johnson?
I've got to hear this woman.

Violet said...

nigel: try here http://www.wingmusic.co.nz/listen.html
but don't blame me if you get hooked...

Leo said...

Oh Wing. Didn't she make it big after an appearance on Rove where they weren't expecting her to sing well to say the least? Actually I think the first album was done as a joke too wasn't it?

Good on her for making money out of it but I always wonder if she thinks she's a good singer or knows she's a current fad.