Saturday, July 14, 2007

Duncan James: The dream is over

Can it really be true that Duncan James is giving up on music? And only a year or two after music gave up on him?

The singer became disillusioned with the music industry after his solo songs failed to sell well in the UK, and he is enjoying his current role in a West End production of Chicago far more.

It's funny that... his not-especially-good records fail to sell, and he blames the music industry rather than, say, his limited talent, or over-optimistic belief about his own attractiveness to the record-buying public?
"I'm not a big fan of how the music industry works," Duncan told Hot Stars magazine. "A lot of people who work in it don't care about music, only money. Pop music isn't doing very well, but I think the Spice Girls will change all that!"

Asked about the possibility of a Blue reunion, he said: "As it stands right now, everything about it would make me feel sick. I don't think I've got the confidence any more."

Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of this is that Duncan has dipped so far off the public's radar he was reduced to making his farewell statement in Hot Stars. Of course, it's bad news for Girl Talk, who had been hoping for the exclusive.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

over-optimistic belief about his own attractiveness

^^
that comment alone shows that you have no clue who you are talking about!!!!

simon h b said...

Um... that's what we call an opinion, from which you may hold a differing opinion (perhaps along the lines of "he doesn't look like a Brad Pitt doll made from memory in a sweatshop with access only to cheaper materials").

karlt said...

Careful Simon, that's Duncan's mum you're talking to.

Spence said...

"Duncan has dipped so far off the public's radar he was reduced to making his farewell statement in Hot Stars"

And even that's only because a Mildly Lukewarm Stars mag doesn't exist. Or if it does, their Blue quota is probably already paid up with copious Simon Webbe content.

karlt said...

Or if it does, their Blue quota is probably already paid up with copious Simon Webbe content


Which is a pity, because I heard a great story over the weekend about him and... er, maybe not.

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