Sunday, May 04, 2008

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What is with the way Liza Minnelli talks?! "Shtart shpreading the newzh", and all that? Anyway, ridiculous as that is, it pales in comparison to what a complete fucking talentless, pitchy, piece-of-shit performer she has become.

Witness the clip below, courtesy of YouTube, of a show I saw on Italian TV in our hotel when in Seville. Fast-forward to 5:22 when she gets into her shtride with "New York, New York", and schtick with it if you can.

Sherioushly, if she were an unknown in thish day and age, she would be laughed off any shtage she grayshed. Embarrashing. Give up, Lizha, and make room for shum new talent.

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Blogger Red said...

And yet they all love her...

Trading on past glories, methinks.

04 May, 2008 11:17  
Blogger Captain Karen said...

I think it's all the drugs and alcohol she's ingested over the decades.

Do you think she would have been able to make it as big as she did if she hadn't been Judy Garland's daughter?

04 May, 2008 12:17  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

Who knew she still performed?

04 May, 2008 12:55  
Blogger Alex said...

It's got to be her new teeth. She was always affected but that is painful to watch.

Sadly she comes from a time when you could get by with one act the whole of your career. And of course she got a leg-up from her mother, who really did have a voice.

I look at it like this, Karen Carpenter had the voice of an angel, but if she had been alive today, would I still have the same affection for her singing? Whereas Lisha/Liszzzha/Lizzza may have been good enough for an off-Broadway show, belting out the show tunes but technically ... eewww!

04 May, 2008 13:13  
Blogger cappy. said...

"this video is no longer available"

hmm, expect a nice envelope from her lawyers dropping through your letter box pretty soon.

05 May, 2008 13:45  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Awww, gutted that this has been deleted!

Cappy: Fortunately I was not responsible for it being uploaded, so I have no lawyers to fear! (Other than calling her a has-been, but I don't think I can get sued for that... Can I?)

05 May, 2008 14:55  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Well...musicals and Broadway have been dead for years..and she was not alone having a strange style and kind of show. Shirley McClaine is similar as were several women before them...but it is completely out of vogue except for it's recent slight comeback with a little show called American Idol.

Now if you know how you feel hearing Liza will understand why I don't like the singing styles of most competitors on American Idol.

Same school of voice training.

Anyways I think Liza has some damage from drugs and booze which affect many addicts especially if they already had a speech impediment.

This post did make me laugh...and look how many younger generations hate the blues style of Dylan...and i imagine younger generations will hate the style of Adam Ant and Thome Yorke someday....

(sometime check out the movie "Caberet" it might help clarify some of the talent Liza had when she was starting out...she does capture decadence and pathos in that role and story)

06 May, 2008 17:43  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...


i wanted to watch it... but the video is no longer available.

i haven't heard her sing now that she's old. but she was pretty darn funny on arrested development

06 May, 2008 19:18  

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