Sunday, August 2, 2009

One question from the last blog might have been answered

Apparently a vacation with the contractual spouse is more important than getting to your show, right Keith? It seems that Mr. Urban arrived at 7:30 PM for his Boston show on July 31. Flight delays returning from vacation were the cause. We don't want to hear your lame apology because most of us will never be able to go to Italy, the rumored vacation spot for the Kidmans. Many of us scrimped and saved to afford your show and your degrading remark to a sold out audience was not only condescending, but highly unprofessional.

In this writer's opinion, perhaps it is time for Mr. Urban to think about taking a permanent vacation, while the rest of us spend our money and our time finding an artist worthy of the investment.

41 comments:

maclen said...

Well, I think Imahick deserves a shoutout for commenting this on july 29th...

"It is just simply a matter of time before a mechanical failure on a plane or weather system delays a flight and he will not be there in time for a show. Explain that to 20,000 people who've each paid $100 or more for their tickets.
Sorry...that's just not appropriate. And why is he slipping into town the afternoon of his shows? It's because he doesn't want to leave his wife until the last minute. She makes absolutely NO effort to spend the time with him while he's on tour ..."


...which does make you really believe that the next time he may be a no show. It is a question of "professionalism" as Urban Myths states...people who begin to arrive late for work usually, by and large, get fired...and surely cletus has been fired by about half of his former clientele...cd buyers who are no longer impressed by it's quality. It is not wise to now start getting lackadaisical with his remaining live audiences over his personal issues...they may not be their the next time... if there's a next time.

Keith Urban Fan said...

What was the lame apology? Just curious....because I think it is awful that he doesn't care about the fans anymore. The fans who put him where he was......before Nicold.

Imahick said...

While she was filming Rabbit Hole, he was concentrating more on his music. She was getting the attention she needed on set. Now, she's done and, it's all about her.

Why did they have to go to Italy for a vacation when they had 4 days between shows? There's no way NK would have done so if she only had four days off from a film shoot. She would never risk it. But she expects that he will and Keith is willing to do so.

I suspect this was somehow work related for NK. They don't usually take off in the private jet unless someone else is paying for at least part of it. And if it was simply for pleasure, why not wait a week or so and go when Keith has more time off.

Another question...who was tending NK's giant zucchini's and milking her cows? (Not to mention who is taking care of Sunday? I guess they have baby nannies, zucchini nannies and cow tenders...who'd have believed that?? LOL)

dontlikethepez said...

As I have noted before, as much as some of us detest NK, KU has no one but himself to blame for these short comings and unprofessional behavior. If this starts becoming a trend with him and/or "kiljoy" does start attending his shows (asleep backstage or not)I for one will no longer be spending my time, effort, energy or money to attend the shows anymore especially if her attending means we have to hear the obligatory "she saved me BS speech". Save it for someone that cares or believes it!!

hoosierlady said...

Keith Urban Fan said...
What was the lame apology?


http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2009/08/01/sold_out_urban_show_a_celebration_of_life/

I personally love the rung under Mellencamp rating.

maclen said...

So...as I'm doing a little late night surfing...I guess the "tease" cletus gave late last week that kidman, who he noted had finished up filming...and baby just...mind you...just may show up to his friday show. Seems kidman and baby didnt make it to that show, as there is zip ...nada...niente about it on the nets. You figure there were many...nay, numerous places kidman would have rather been than at his show? Doe it surprise anyone? Also while perusing the nets, I came on this posting over at a cletus forum group over at CMT...

http://community.cmt.com/Discussion-Thread/Wheres-the-new-video-for-Only-I-Can-Love-You-This-Way/0BEDCFFFF019A1C73000900C56092?ref_title=Keith+Urban&ref_url=http%3a%2f%2fcommunity.cmt.com%2fgroups%2fkeith_urban%3fpbt_name%3d&ref_ucid=BEDCFFFF01939AFB001900AB7D21

Where's the new video for Only I Can Love You This Way? "How long has it been now since they filmed the video? As typical Keithie fashion taking as long as possible to get this video to air. I will never understand the method to his madness."

...as I seem to recall reading here back on june 27th that the video for "only you can love me this way" was being filmed at a live gig just as the single was being released? Seems an official video was never released for this single...not that I can find anyways. Did Capitol Nashville feel it wasnt worth releasing? Or that they have given up on the cd due to poor cd sales? And speaking of Capitol nashville, seems their cletus orb page at the website is very "sparse"...

http://www.capitolnashville.com/ArtistHome.aspx?ArtistID=907557

...it seems.."There are no released for this artist"...no track listing, no featured media and the latest news ends back on may 25. Pretty strange for someone on the label with a cd out and currently on tour. Seems the lousy cd sales are not creating much excitment or enthusisam over there!

notachance said...

I think if they were in the private jet he would've been on time. Something tells me she's had to give that baby up and they have been reduced to flying commercial.

I think it was irresponsible of him to take off on a 4 day mini-vaca like that so far away - it's not like you won't have plenty of time to take a real trip to Italy without the worry of work. Go to Cape Cod or Niagra Falls, something fairly close to where you need to work next.

And I agree, it is condescending of him to even say anything to his audience like that. That does indicate a real "out of touchness" with what your fans are made of. Can't stand KC, but when he is working, he is working. When George Strait is working, he is working. When Brooks & Dunn are working, they are working. Keith puts on one helluva a show, but I'm beginning to see more clearly why the EOTY is out of his reach more & more.

Choice said...

How late was he for the concert? I find it odd that an artist would just turn up like that to do a show. Isn't he required to do sound checks before every performance. When he tours in Australia this December he won't be able to duck off to Italia, because frankly it is way too far away. That won't stop Gran I guess.

A440 said...

He showed up at 7:30pm. Just in time to see Taylor take the stage at 8pm.

He missed soundcheck and had to do the M&G after the show, which must have warmed his exhausted heart.

I'm not the least bit surprised that they split at NYC. His anxiety level about being late must have been off the charts, and I can just imagine him being pissed off at himself for agreeing to such a tight "vacation" schedule. Not pleasant company, I would think.

BTW, on another site, a blogger is quoted as saying Nicole was spotted in Siena on July 28. When she was recognized, a crowd started to form. So "her friend got out of the car and said "Please back away she is on vacation"

Her friend? Is Keith really that unrecognizable? Or was Kidman on her own that day...

Imahick said...

Who knows? Maybe she was out on her own. Remember the pictures of her jogging on her own in a tropical paradise a couple of years ago? They were there for 3 days and every picture was of her on her own. Not one pic of the loved up couple.

Who knows who the "friend" was. I don't think the people of Italy know who Keith Urban the country star & musician is. So it could have been Keith and they just thought he was her "friend."

It was totally irresponsible and unprofessional to go off on a 4 day vacation to Europe in the middle of a tour. I don't think it was the kind of thing you'd have seen Keith do prior to this union. He was very professional ... even if he was using / drinking. When he was working, he showed up, did sound check and made sure he did his meet n greets. He was committed. Now, inspite of putting on a good show, one has to wonder just how important his career is to him?

No one is implying that it has to be more important than his family. But come on...none of us can get away with that BS in our own jobs. If I accept a work obligation, I fulfill that commitment. That's all there is to it. But I live in the real world.

notachance said...

Ah yes, real world imahick - NOT something that Keith lives in. Nor does any musician for that matter, but his has an exponential factor of Kidman thereby making it completely unreal.

A440 said...

I'm still trying to wrap my head around Keith taking off for four days when he was needed back in the States by the end of the fourth day!

To spend all that time in transit only to spend an equal amount of time on the ground seems ridiculous to me. Who the hell can relax for 2 days when you've just gotten off a long plane ride...and you're looking at a long return trip to take place imminently?

I'm thinking this was actually work related for Nicole, and Keith wanted to play the role of the supportive spouse...you know, the one who can't go 20 minutes without needing to "hear her voice."

joy said...

http://www.cmt.com/videos/keith-urban/424802/only-you-can-love-me-this-way.jhtml?id=1617704

Well of all the ways Keith could have done this video for "Only You Can Love Me This Way" he did it for & about his fans so I think he definitley still cares about all of us. He knows without us he wouldn't be where he is. He appreciates us & the energy from his fans motivates him to give 110% each & every time. AWESOME video and an awesome musician.

maclen said...

Yeah, I agree, no doubt it was all about kidman trolling for her next role...or perhaps another foreign commercial. And not too surprising that the only info on this "vacation" was pieced together on "tweets" or fan blog entries...JJ or GG are inept team kidman's international fix on these "personal getaways" photo ops. Not too much interest currently for kidman on the paparatz scene.

hoosierlady said...

Joy said:"Well of all the ways Keith could have done this video for "Only You Can Love Me This Way" he did it for & about his fans so I think he definitley still cares about all of us"

It's a show. He does it because he gets paid to do it. He probably did it in that venue because it was the most cost and time effective way to do it.

This person does not know the fans, he cannot care about the fans. He knows the fans' money, he cares for the fans' money. He puts up with the people because that leads to the money. The people are the job. The show, i.e., the job causes the fans, the fans are secondary to the job, i.e. the show. That is to say, the displays are secondary to my job, the marketer.

Do not delude yourself.

It's okay to drool, it's okay to lust, we all do it. Just don't delude yourself.

hoosierlady said...

maclen said...
Yeah, I agree, no doubt it was all about kidman trolling for her next role...or perhaps another foreign commercial.

Everyone else seemed to be in Italy for the Dolce and Gabbana (I always want to put Dolce and Banana) party, you think? Or not?

Imahick said...

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the video to play. I guess I'll have to wait til it actually airs on TV. I'm glad Keith focused on his fans. That's a smart move PR wise.

A440 said...

It's on YouTube, also.

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Everyone else seemed to be in Italy for the Dolce and Gabbana (I always want to put Dolce and Banana) party, you think? Or not?"

Certainly, hoosier, that is as valid a speculation as any...kidman may very well be trolling for a Dolce and Gabbana shilling gig. Since considering this Italian "trip" was so under the radar...until, that is, cletus showed up late for a gig and had to apologize to the crowd. As to your comments on the new "live" show video...I agree...it is just simply cheaper to simply set up cameras at an already set up and scheduled show than pay for a from scratch video shoot...besides, it seems cletus is now apparently well aware of his declining fan base and is attempting to appease the former faithfuls...just like the ones who comment here at Urban Myths about how out of touch cletus orb is with some of those dissatisfied fans...hence that limp youtube video mashup and now this new video starring his live audience. Think cletus has noticed that he has a declining audience?

hoosierlady said...

Do I think Cletus and the Mrs. take their eyes off themselves and each other long enough to notice anything else?

Only at the bank.

Did you see the Bella makeover that Katie engineered? Seems poor Bella turned 16 and told NK's one true love, (theme from Gone With The Wind plays softly in the background) that she didn't feel attractive, so Tom, ever attentive to the needs of his children, called Katie, (of course), and Katie took the matter in hand, the article had a before and after shot. Let's just say she did what she could. I do not remember which rag I read it in, but it's out there. . . .at the checkouts. . .. somewhere. . . .in check out h**l. I always forget to stick a book in my recycle grocery bags. Did you see it? If there's any truth to that stuff, which I'm doubting, but, if there is, I bet someone's blood might have reached at least room temperature.

notachance said...

I watched the video last night. NOT impressed at all. It's concert footage to cd music, no sounds from the crowd. When I first heard they were filming this at a show I thought it would be done as some kind of love fest, if you will, between him and the fans. Boy was I off the mark. This video sucks as far as I'm concerned. Once again they have missed that *thing* that makes a good video.

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Did you see the Bella makeover that Katie engineered? Seems poor Bella turned 16 and told NK's one true love(theme from Gone With The Wind plays softly in the background) that she didn't feel attractive, so Tom, ever attentive to the needs of his children, called Katie, (of course), and Katie took the matter in hand, the article had a before and after shot."

Hadn't seen it hoosier...but just looked it up. Sounds fabricated to me...but again could just as easily be true...a teenager with body issues is not out of the norm. But the relevent point is, of course, the absence of kidman...even the tabloids know better than to include her in anything to do with cruise's kids...no one would certainly believe kidman has anything to do with those kids...it is pretty much common knowledge at this point.

hoosierlady said...

Yes, you are right, Maclen, but if I where a betting woman, I'd put $50 on within two weeks we'll see or hear of a NK as mommy with Bella doing mom/daughter stuff, I would even go so far as to bet it will be something to do with getting over the 16 year old awkward phase. Monkey see, monkey do, at least that is how she has always handled it in the past, (as you know).

Which is why I wouldn't look for a divorce at anytime prior to one from TC/KH. The minute those two file, however, the girls will get their KU back in a hurry.

Just a bet.

It's waiting for her next ignert, (that's just exactly how I wanted to spell it) move that makes this so much fun.

maclen said...

Yes, hoosier, kidman latched onto the cletus when the tomkat whirlwind appeared... and it'll last until they are no more. And I doubt if kidman, at this point has any say whatsoever if she will ever have another photo op with the tomkat kids. If kidman didnt get a "family" photo op when she had her own kid...just a few "reported" get togethers with bella I seem to recall...there will be no more of those it seems...
And now back to my "orb billboard chart watch"...(was unable to for a while... it seems billboard.com changed their site layout and I was just basically getting a blank page...until I shut off my javascript) so... cletus's cd...defying gravity...despite his currently being on tour to fab reviews...(basically these live gig reviews from the local papers are simply pr gimmicks...you know, like ET...access hollywood...which are simply celeb PR industry tools..all movies are "great" and a "smash" before they even come out... it's basically..."cletus orb is coming to our local roller rink...get your tickets kids before it's too late!" as the pre hype...to, "cletus really tore the roof off that mother"...people get excited at a live show and just love it...apparently the reviewers never met a live gig that didnt "rock it, man!"... so, orb's cd, despite the afformentioned gigs, continues to fall on the charts...#45 this week, down from #42 last week after only 18 weeks..apparently, despite a very humourous post in a previous thread that the orb is "more popular than ever!"...he cant sell his cd! Meanwhile cletus opening act, taylor swift, continues to have staying power. As her current cd, after 38 wks is hanging in there at #9 this week, no change from last week, and her previous cd, out for an incredible 145 weeks actually continues to gain on the charts, moving up two spots to #35 from #38 last week. And apparently, I'm the only one who feels embarrassed for the cletus on this travesty of his pretty shabby status as "starring act!"

maclen said...

..ps...

...and speaking of website format changes...it seems monkeyland has also changed. You can no longer access their message board...not even to simply read...you need to register and sign in. Is the site really losing members that they had to try and force people to register to get access to the content of the fansi-site? I'd wager that is a losing strategy...

Dirty said...

What's up with this Keith picture I had in my email this morning?? I read the article, but the Kiss picture that goes with it is... is that Keith in the center?????

Urban Myths said...

Dirty, Taylor Swift pulled a prank on Keith last night. Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-QBbAhNukY

joy said...

That really was a good job by Taylor & her band. She looked goog made up as Ace. The hershey kisses walking around were cute. Keith must have wanted to say "WHAT THE HECK". Too funny.

The reviews of the concert sound like it was a GREAT one all the way through.

Keep up the Great work Keith.

hoosierlady said...

Looked to me as though Taylor had trouble remembering the lyric to "Kiss a Girl", and, it looked to me as KU had a few minutes before it clicked.

Improvisation must be low on the list of skills.

Pretty to look at, delightful to hold, but if you break the order of show. . . .

Keep up the great work, Keith!

maclen said...

Yes, hilarious stunt, and very convincing Kiss imitators at that. Although of course I have to mention, as it is the whole point actually of my recent comparisons between swift and cletus on the music charts. Can anyone truly imagine that the cletus could ever, in a million years, had come up with something as creative... or whimsical...or just so unpretensiously fun? Truly the result of his association with kidman, which I certainly believe, is that he is now perceived to be just as stiff, dull and as bland as kidman herself is perceived. Would anyone be surprised that this swift Kiss prank in just 2 days has gotten more views, 64,134 views to be precise, than the new 4 day old cletus orb music video for his new single, "Only you can love me this way" with only 8,600 views over at youtube? Here lies just another problem the cletus has...besides the original huge miscalculation of allowing himself to be wrangled in as another kidman PR stunt...he is aging and therefore no longer "with it" with alot of the "in" crowds. And again, part to it is due to being "Mr. nicole kidman". And it is so clearly evident when the youthful swift, who is not only out performing the supposedly "headlining" orb on the music charts, can also just as easily and effortlessly get the orb much more "viral" publicity for one of his live gigs, than he and his own "inept" team could ever hope to muster! Like I always say, cletus will be opening for swift this time next year...and perhaps he will even try to "prank" swift...if he or his inept team can even plan it for the right time!

k said...

Where are the photos of them in Italy? The link to the article saying he was in Italy?

Please provide links.

Also, it's only $500 to Italy, been twice, whho can't afford that once in a lifetime?

Imahick said...

I don't know if there are any photos of them in Italy. Keith said they'd been in Europe at the Boston show and there were twitters / tweets about NK being there. But I don't think that there were photos. I don't recall any tweets about them both being seen there.

The twitters are on NKU, for one place.

As far as the price of going to Italy - what is your point? I'm not sure what your trying to say. I didn't think anyone was saying that it was the once in a lifetime opportunity for KU and NK.

k said...

One of the above whiners posted that Keith shouldn't have mentioned a trip to a place most of his fans would never see.

The so called fan must have a myopic opinion of 20th century travel and a limited social network.

k said...

And, frankly, what's all this whiny gilf stuff anyway. Urban was in hte wings an hour and a half befoer he was scheduled too perform.

It's no one's busness where he was befre then. Further, HOW does ANyone KNOW he ws late. He may have PLANNED to arrive AT 7:30.

THIS THREAD READS LIKE SEVERAL BUSY BODY SECOND GUESSING MOTHER-IN-LAWS.

CONTROL ISSUES REGARDING COMPLETE STRANGERS IS SAD, SAD, SAD.

Imahick said...

Sorry...if you checked out his KUTubes, the BSE participants were read a letter from Keith apologizing for being late because of travel problems. It's on video. He was unable to do the BSE ... he did it after the show but it was cut short (no song). Some people couldn't stay so they lost their opportunity for the BSE.

This is a fact. You should check your facts before giving us a lecture.

You are as usual, willing to stick up for someone as if you worship the ground he walks on. Do you love him very much? Enough that you aren't able to objectively look at his behavior and see where there are faults? Wow...that's almost like...worship.

If I had a work commitment, I'd make sure I was there in lots of time to fulfill it. I wouldn't take off on a four day vacation when I only had four days off. It's irresponsible and unprofessional. To me, it's sad that people can't look at this objectively and will continue to stick up for him ... but then, it shows the level of worship some have for celebrity.

Scary in my view.

ShutUpAndSing said...

It was Keith who told us he was late..that's how we know his intention wasn't to be there at 7:30

I make sure I have enough time to get to his show when I travel. He just needs to make sure he does the same. Yes, he made it this time but I was at one where he was late to the show. Atlanta, the Monty Powell show but I guess better late than never. It's just unprofessional.

k said...

Obviously, none of you travel often or for business.

A bunch of whiners.

Imahick said...

K...You are obviously a very entitled person, to think that it's OK to show up late for work and not take precautions to be on time, when 20,000 people have spent alot of money to see you. That seems arrogant, at minimum.

It's clearly not whining to expect that an entertainer will at least take reasonable precautions to be on time for his pre-show, let alone the main event. You must lead a very priviledged life if you don't have to live up to basic responsibilities related to work.

k said...

Dear Hick,

Your presummption, that "it is ok" with anyone whose flight is delayed is preposturous nonsense.

However, I understand that in order to find fault with Urban, your indignant, yet illogical pomposity is a necessary to advance your weak theory.

Bottom Line: He was on stage on time. If hwe was late, he would have played later and no one cares when a concert starts late.

You're grasping at straws.

Imahick said...

"However, I understand that in order to find fault with Urban, your indignant, yet illogical pomposity is a necessary to advance your weak theory."

Speaking of pompous!! K...you take the cake.

I think you would find that almost 100% of the population would find that a person who had the nerve to leave the country for a trip to Europe when they only had four days between important functions, and didn't plan to return in time to meet his/her obligations was irresponsible.

I think you'd find that most of us who travel know that delays are common...whether due to mechanical failures or weather challenges. So, anyone who travels regularly, and had an important function (that involved 15-20,000 people) would make sure they had leeway in case of delays.

You are sticking up for Keith because you worship him and the ground he walks on. If this was a regular person, I think you'd believe that the person was very unprofessional to go on a European vacation with only four days off, & not return in time to make sure he fulfilled his obligations.

But then, you will never admit that, because that would make you wrong ... and you are obviously never wrong. I can tell that by the arrogance of your posts.

Sonora_Melody said...

"I think you would find that almost 100% of the population would find that a person who had the nerve to leave the country for a trip to Europe when they only had four days between important functions, and didn't plan to return in time to meet his/her obligations was irresponsible."

Oh geez, check with your travel agent how many folks actually DO take weekend trips to Europe and return to work on Monday.