……and I must say that I was bored to tears and that it is an occurence which I will not repeat. If it hadn´t have been for the nice food-sticks lying on the table then I would have gone out earlier. Humans tend to take things too seriously.
That German reporter bloke (Herr Peter Urban) kept on complaining that the German contestant was not as bad as she had been made out to be. As it became even more apparent that the poor girl was going to be near the bottom of the ranking table, Mr Urban seemed to not understand the world anymore.
The show is only light human entertainment. One shouldn´t take it all so seriously. As a matter of fact, humans shouldn´t take themselves too seriously either.
Daddy is now used to his country (England) losing at the Eurovision (and at most other sporting events as well) and seems to be now immune from such defeats. He just doesn´t take things too seriously.(most of the time) 😉
I found it quite interesting with some of the acts having a bit of professionalism about them – but there again, my high-demands of what is to be termed as being quality, demanding music, generally ascend much higher than what I saw last night. I think my favourites were Italy, Holland and Norway.
Well as you already know, I wasn´t keen on hardly any of it. Most singers tended to “shout” or “scream” their message as though singing as loud (and screechingly) as possibile means that you are a better singer. In my opinion it is the power behind a singers voice which gives quality to a song and the art of singing powerfully (with a certain softness) seems to be a task many are incapable of. Still, I don´t take it all too seriously so it doesn´t matter.
I believe that Mr Midnight is correct in thinking that what seems to count in this contest is how loud you are. Other factors of which the majority of the audience seem to love, seems to be the colourful special effects, the lightly clad ladies and the shambles of the televoting system.
I suppose that if one doesn´t take it all so seriously the Eurovision can be acceptable to watch. I vow virtually every year to never watch it again but when May comes around (and I have no other appointments) it will usually take me within its grasp.
If they want to get a bit more professionalism and higher standards into the show then they should at least change the voting system and strip away some of the razzamattaz so that the “Song” is in the foreground of things.Dancing, acrobatics and acts which lean towards a more “idiotic” sense of song may appeal to the masses but have hardly anything to do with the main object of the show – that of finding out who has the best “Song”. But maybe the Eurovision committee doesn´t want the show to become too professional. Some of its viewers may not understand it anymore.
Out of the 26 competitors, 5 were Scandinavian countries and 11 were from Eastern or South Eastern European countries. At least the voting audience do not take this Song Contest seriously because most seem to only vote for their neighbouring countries. With such a large dominance of North European and East European countries; it´s no wonder that last nights voting was heavily swayed towards Scandinavian or eastern european countries. It´s the same every year, regardless of what countries are involved.
Mr Urban – don´t take this contest to heart! The Eurovision Song Contest is just for fun and not a music institution for high standards of quality. (Although some of the acts are still professional)
. I understand that originally, the Eurovision Song Contest originated as a platform with which to help unknown musicians find stardom. Nowadays, anybody seems to be able to get on the show (especially those having influential people behind them).
At first I was a little startled, but then I thought that worse things happen than having a stamp pierced. When I had managed to pull the pierced stamp off your claw I couldn´t help but be amused. You had punched a hole through Mr Ulbricht of the old East German regime.
Yes that´s the one. Why don´t the readers try and guess what the third camel from the back of the queue is saying? He is the camel who is turning his head backwards towards the two chappies behind him. Show the stamp please daddy.
” I don´t wish to make a fuss but I think we´re going in the wrong direction!”
“Shouldn´t we be going over there?” or “Do any of you two chappies know who´s leading this train?”
Who said that philately is boring and for old men? If you don´t take philately too seriously it can be rather inspiring and a lot of fun. Of course if you do take philately seriously, it can also be inspiring and a lot of fun!
I didn´t say your hobby was for old men daddy. It must have been somebody else. Still, you seem to be inspired and have bags of fun either when you take philately seriously, or not. What a great way to get through life!