Monday, September 01, 2003

HERE'S A HINT, MARIAH: Mariah Carey apparently can't work out why she can't find a man. Hmm. Here's a clue, Mariah: being a stroppy, diva-ish crazy lady with a face like Bambi-on-plastic-surgery might have something to do with it.

Talking of Mariah, we've had an email from Jason MacNeil, who read this bit we did a little while back, commenting on his report:

Not that she's not still without her supporters - Jason MacNeil of the Tornoto Sun tries to talk her up, suggesting that in the venue "the upper tier [was] fashionably curtained off to give a more intimate feel" - I believe that's what's actually known as closing off half the house. By the end of the review, even MacNeil runs out of ways to cover the poor sales: The crowd and Carey would have been better served in a theatre setting. Although the floor and some side sections were nearly full, the back of the arena, sprinkled with people, told another story.

How does saying it was curtained off talking her up? Congratulations, you knew what I meant by saying it was closing off half the house. How smart are you, man? You read between the lines! Well done, chap! That's amazing! Spin at your own digression if you wish, but maybe you should contact the source before jumping to your own conclusions. Where else did I purportedly mention strong ticket sales? And it's Toronto, not Tornoto.

Um... maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't saying "it was fashionably curtained off to give it a more intimate feel" an attempt to put a positive spin on the place being half empty? It seemed so to me. Maybe I misunderstood what you were getting at - perhaps you were attempting irony and I missed it. I'm not sure what "spin at your own digression" actually means, but if you mean "draw your own conclusions", then... that would seem to be what I did. If you really did mean to just be a big ole' bitch to Mariah, then I'm sorry, that didn't come across in your original piece. Anyway, thanks for writing. We're always interested to know what people make of No Rock.

Oh, and by the way: Tornoto, Tornoto, Typo or not o, let's call the whole thing off...

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