Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Musing

I just took a few minutes to watch Susan Boyle on the Today Show on NBC.  What a great talent and seemingly such a nice person.  I will be buying her CD.  Especially since I got a 40% off coupon from Barnes & Noble for it.....teehee.  But I probably would have bought it anyway.  I admire people who are able to push through their obstacles and/or fears to accomplish something important to them.

Now, I've heard that the critics aren't so enamored of Ms. Boyle.  They opine that she is (to use one of my favorite words from one of my favorite Christmas movies) "schmaltzy".  I say that a little schmaltz may be EXACTLY what the world needs about now.  We are full of cynics, critics and curmudgeons.  A shot of innocence sounds pretty damn refreshing to me.

So sing on, Susan........I'll be listening with an open heart.


Anonymous said...

I think I could listen to her sing "I dream a dream" over and over. I just her voice on that particular song. "smaltzy" is okay with me.

Donna Noland said...

I can't wait to hear her renditions of several of the songs on her new CD. I think I'll shop for myself this weekend.