Thursday, October 14, 2004

Faux pas cabana

This snippet from the S.F. Chronicle's Daily Dish, one of the 'Net's juiciest sources for celebrity scoop:
Crooning legend Barry Manilow has apologized to his gay fans after offending them at a New York concert.

When the "Copacabana" singer introduced his duet "Every Single Day" with Brian Darcy James last Thursday, he said, "We're not going to sing it to each other -- because that would be creepy."

After a string of complaints from homosexual rights groups, Manilow's spokeswoman Jill Fritzo says, "The line was meant lightheartedly, but he's very sorry if he offended anyone.

"Barry is a longtime supporter of AIDS research and Lambda Legal Defense (gay rights firm)."
I always thought Barry Manilow was gay. Not sure now why I thought that, but I did. My bad.

Personally, I think the idea of Barry Manilow singing to anyone — male, female, transgender, undecided voter — is a little creepy. Did you see him on American Idol last season? Egad. Barry: Put the plastic surgeon's phone number down. Now.

And by the way..."I Write the Songs"? Manilow didn't even write that song. Bruce Johnston, occasionally of the Beach Boys, wrote it. What's up with that?

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Anonymous Anonymous offered these pearls of wisdom...

The answer to the question, "what's up with that?" concerning the song "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow is: The song is not about Barry writing the songs, it's a song about MUSIC being the one who writes the songs. Barry was originally afraid of doing this song because it appeared that HE was the one it was about, Look a little deeper and listen to the song.

"I've been alive forever and I wrote the very first song..I put the words and the melody together, I am music and I write the songs."

Check it out. Cheers!

10:12 PM  

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