Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Keith Urban



Happy Birthday! You haven't changed at all.
Still the same farm boy who had a dream.
Singing the uncomplicated nonsensical songs for which you are now known.
Living the easy life down on the farm.
With Baby Girl and the toddler gathered around.
Yeah, Happy Birthday, Mr. Urban!
On the cusp of another commercial success,
Life just keeps getting better doesn't it?
As credibility, history and most importantly, your fans... no longer matter.

117 comments:

maclen said...

So, it's orb birthday tommorrow? A second song of his upcoming cd dropped on itunes...well, unfortunately...

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=41740.30

KUiscaliente posted...

"i was hoping to see it on the top 10 on itunes....but....the top ten "country" is ALL taylor swift....good grief.."

...and also unfortunate, swifty's cd also dropped today...

http://www.windpowersports.com/music/country-songs.php

1. Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift

2. Innocent - Taylor Swift

3. The Story of Us - Taylor Swift

4. Dear John - Taylor Swift

5. Better Than Revenge - Taylor Swift

6. Haunted - Taylor Swift

7. Enchanted - Taylor Swift

8. Last Kiss - Taylor Swift

9. Long Live - Taylor Swift

10. Never Grow Up - Taylor Swift

12. Mean - Taylor Swift

13. Mine - Taylor Swift

15. Back to December - Taylor Swift

17. Mean - Taylor Swift

18. Back to December - Taylor Swift

20. Mine - Taylor Swift

21. Speak Now - Taylor Swift

...and also unfortunately....

35. Put You In a Song - Keith Urban

81. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban


...Yes.... happy birthday orb! Do you think this chart will come close to looking like this on Nov. 16?!

blue sky said...

I didn't even realize his birthday was coming - that's how much I have blown off little things about him.

I hope he gets another framed painted heart from his wife - that's a gift every man wants, right?

Wonder if Sunday Rose knows what day it is? Geez, what I am thinking - it is Nicole Kidman's special day every day in the Kidman residence. It won't be about Keith today either!

LynZ said...

I bet Keith would love anything his wife gets him. He loves her.

You sound like a jealous 12 year old.

Jennifer Scavone said...

ugh . I HATE taylor swift. Go kick rocks bitch.. and learn to sing on tune while you're at it.

blue sky said...

"You sound like a jealous 12 year old."

And you sound like an obsessed 12 year old fan. If a 40+ year-old man really loves getting heart art from his wife, then he is in a narcissistic relationship! She obviously gave him what she wants, not what he wants!

Jennifer Scavone said...
ugh . I HATE taylor swift. Go kick rocks bitch.. and learn to sing on tune while you're at it.


Hmm, I guess the skeptics aren't such bad people after all. Why is it okay for other people to trash other celebrities, but don't you DARE bash KUNK? I know, it is painful to accept that her album will walk all over Keith's in sales!

maclen said...

Yes, blue sky...apparenty WE ARE NOT the ONLY...hateful, jealous...bitter...envious commentors on this blog! And yes, I noticed months ago...swifty brings out the worst in monkeys! Oh yes monkeys... your right..."Ugh...that underwood and lambert are such "stank ho's! Go smoke your crack pipes...leave the stage to our keithy! HA!

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LynZ said...

@blue sky: Haha! I sound like a 12 year old obsessed fan because I said a husband would love anything his wife gets him? Maybe he likes art. Maybe he likes hearts. How would you know? Sorry your marriage is so bad that you have to pretend somebody elses is bad to feel better.

I like Taylor Swift btw. Carrie and Miranda too. But if I didn't, I wouldn't spend years hating and obsessing about them. Crack pipes? Look in the mirror. You're threatened by an opposing opinion.

maclen said...

...so, in honor of orb's b-day...
a few stats...just for you monkeys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfOHLSYc_yI&ob=av2n

Keith Urban - Put You In A Song
KeithUrbanVEVO- 2 weeks ago


12,622 views- All comments- (18)

http://www.youtube.com/user/taylorswift?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/0/5jKcG86bNRs

Speak Now Deluxe Edition - Only at Target
taylorswift- 23 hours ago

67,795 views- All comments-(771)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQVHNOxYv5E

Taylor Swift's 'Journey to Fearless' on The Hub
taylorswift- 6 days ago


131,401 views- All Comments(789)

...and the inevitable question is...will orb's numbers be anywhere close to these numbers at the time of his cd's release? I'm sure we all know the answer...but I'll make a point of pointing them out on that day.

blue sky said...

@LynZ - have you seen the Progessive commercial with the husband wearing the "shoulder bag"?

It happens!

Sorry, but I'll be married much longer than these two will ever be, and nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors, sweetie! Remember Tom and Nic also had the perfect marriage. He was the love of her life. What happened?

Tara said...

jennifer I totally dislike Tay Tay too having to have sat through her concert twice while waiting for Keith a few summers ago.
Underpants was terrible but to watch the sexual chemistry between her and Keith during that tour was worth her horrible show.
Miranda I adore.

The rumor about the deluxe apartment is interesting to say the least. I know Keith got some guff on Country Radio about the big purchase but he never cares what anyone thinks.

Using the image of a crack pipe on a Keith Urban blog is just rich.

NOH8 said...

..and I'll make a point of pointing out how much time you spend on your pointless monologues.

Seriously, who cares if Taylor Swift sells more records than Keith Urban? They're both mega selling artists. If you don't like his music, find someone you do like. If you don't like Nicole Kidman, don't watch her movies. I don't understand your obsession with tearing them apart. You're not going to change anybody's mind.

NOH8 said...

Oh and Happy Birthday, Keith although you'll never see this. Cheers to your health and happiness.

blue sky said...

You're not going to change anybody's mind.

Right back at you NOH8!

Monkeyville must be on a field trip today!

NOH8 said...

@blue sky - I'm not trying to make anybody hate someone else.

If calling me a monkey is suppose to be an insult then I must be talking to either an 8 year old or a 88 year old. LOL!

blue sky said...

I have to give a big kudos to the "Everybody loves Nicole Kidman" blog that is located on the blog list on here. Did anybody check out the latest blog on there? Very creative and very funny! Well done!

maclen said...

Ha! Yes...I KNEW that bringing in the swifty would get the monkey's "fangs" out!
So, the word on the street...the "virtual" street...swifty's cd may sell upwards of perhaps 800 to 900k cds it's first week...maybe even as much as 1 mil. Perhaps all just hype and speculation...and we'll just have to see how many she actually sells. But when your talking of sales in the higher brackets of 800 to 900k sales...the LOWER number is actually still a massive feat. She sells only just over 700k, she has the highest selling cd for this year. Now when I speak of orb's previous selling cd only selling 171k cds its first week, my question of whether his next cd CAN EVEN sell that many...IT IS pretty significant! When Ive been pointing out how orb's Youtube channel was pretty pathetic at getting his music those "eyes and views"...and when I pointed out that the other country musicians also have vevo channels, which gets them triple and quadruple views for their videos...it is not surprising that orb's "brain trust" FINALLY placed orb's new single onto vevo...the very SAME DAY I had pointed out orb ridiculously DID NOT have a vevo channel...IS pretty significant! I'm certainly NOT going to base my opinion on the gushing and fawning fansies who proclaim orb to be the most talented performer in the world...when they so shallowly and rather juvenile...are more impressed by his "frosted highlights" and "down to the navel open shirt" on the "artwork" of his new single...than in the posted lyrics of his new single! And as to 'not changing anyones mind"...clearly the minds of over 3 million previously paying customers orb has LOST in the past 5 years clearly got their minds changed...BY SOMETHING! Or more than likely...a few things! Landing in rehab 4 months AFTER getting hitched to a PR cardboard cutout and VERY significantly just as his new album dropped...is very significant...that his music seems to have descended into the teen angst platitudes of "driving your girl in your pickup, singing along to the radio as you park down by the lake holding each others hands" does not hold much for serious listeners of music you would want to be captivated...and most importantly, anticipating your music!

F.I.N.E said...

Tara says... "Underpants was terrible but to watch the sexual chemistry between her and Keith during that tour was worth her horrible show".

and wasn't it around this time period when keith stopped looking so depressed, started washing his hair for the first time in months and wrote "i want to kiss a girl"?

more like i'd marry a ___ (anything--you fill in the blank) for money but i want to kiss a GIRL!!!

A440 said...

The person who tweeted about NK selling the NYC apartment got it wrong. If you follow the link, it opens up a page detailing the purchase that went through, not any reselling being done.

A440 said...

I just found this:

"CAPITOL/NASHVILLE artist KEITH URBAN is releasing a new track every TUESDAY, starting TODAY(10/26) exclusively at iTUNES from the new album, “Get Closer,” which is set to be released on NOVEMBER 16th. 

"The first single from the project, “Put You In A Song" has already been released, and three more songs will be released before the album hits the stores on NOVEMBER 16th. “Long Hot Summer” is available as of today, then “Without You,” on NOVEMBER 2nd, and “You Gonna Fly,” on NOVEMBER 9th." 

(snip)

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maclen said...

A440 said...

I just found this:

"CAPITOL/NASHVILLE artist KEITH URBAN is releasing a new track every TUESDAY, starting TODAY(10/26) exclusively at iTUNES from the new album, “Get Closer,” which is set to be released on NOVEMBER 16th.
“...Long Hot Summer” is available as of today, then “Without You,” on NOVEMBER 2nd, and “You Gonna Fly,” on NOVEMBER 9th."

Yeah, it will be interesting to get these songs lyrics...as the already commented Long hot summer...that ode to The Police, the Greg Kihn Band...and to Don Henley...and ..."your dark skin shining in the sun" And also interesting to note how many songs orb will have written...without the gaggle of co writers orb clearly needs to sustain his productivity. His first single...needing 3...count em' 3 writers for that pittance! Am now for instance, watching swifty on Letterman...and she is of course constantly pushing that SHE wrote ALL 14 songs on her cd! I doubt if orb has even written 14 songs on his own....his entire career! (well, just checked...orb has written...14 songs on his own in his career!) Now as to the other song set to be released in the upcoming weeks..."without You" and "You gonna fly".... I seem to recall "Without you" is a song written by orb, all by himself...for his '91 album. And if it is a "cover" of his own 19 year old song...it would support my theory that orb was clearly rushed to get this cd out...necessitating orb recycling his own songs. And if it is simply a cover...it is no doubt a bone thrown to the orb's fansies, who clearly prefer orb's older music to his current "bubble gum pop." And "You gonna fly"..."YOU gonna fly?" Not even..."Ya gonna fly?" Very reminiscent of orb's "I could fly" from his 2004 cd Be Here...and aside from it's "grammatical awkwardness"...sounds like orb wants his OWN "hood pass!" Who was the co-writer of this song? T-pain? It is like part 1 and part 2...as in...I could fy...so..You gonna fly! As I mentioned...cant wait to get the lyrics! Stay tuned....

A440 said...

maclen, I harbored the same suspicions about "Without You," but it seems this is an entirely new song.

He had no hand in its writing.

Hatti said...

I don't believe he was even recognized on his birthday. You have to know someone is around to remember the special event. You don't go calling your employee at his home to say happy birthday. Really that is so beneath the likes of NK!! ((giggles)))

No presents either for what? To spend money on what? An employee? Do you realize how much that man has cost her since she decided to tie him up in a contract with her? Look at the money in advertising and CD promos besides greasing palms to get the guy some kind of award. All so NK can look like she is successful and married to a successful country bumpkin from the outback!! ((giggles))

Oh yes, and the wonderful ten year marriage with TC. Married in Dec, for the second time. EWS insued and divorced in Feb. With a stipulation that 150 mil pays for her to go away and never darken his doorstep again. ((giggles))) Heck she even left the kids!! Oh but that's right she gets family support monthly to stay away!! ;)

I wonder what it's going to cost HER to keep KU in tow or to get rid of him. Me thinks it will be her damnation!! ((giggles))))))

maclen said...

A440 said...
"maclen, I harbored the same suspicions about "Without You," but it seems this is an entirely new song.
He had no hand in its writing."

Well, A440...THATS So MUCH BETTER...isnt it? Its only recycling song titles! I am not aware of musicans recycling song titles...imagine, Springsteen recording ANOTHER song titled "BOrn to Run, and instead of recording the "love letter to a girl named Wendy" version...he recorded it again...about I dont know...running in the boston marathon!
So last night I saw this hilarious post over at monkeyland...

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=41250.105


Re: Keith wants your opinion!

Bumblebee posted...
"Did you delete my opinion?
I think you look miserable in all the Get Closer album covers. The words say "GET CLOSER" but your face says "run for the hills". Choosing a cover that none of your fans even voted for is repulsive to me. You didn't even consider their opinions! Why would you do that? You just expect your fans to be okay with that? And that pale vampire-like photo of you with the headless woman's arm around you is disturbing. There is no warmth to that photo. Isn't the idea to draw people to your cover? not scare them away? Why aren't you at least wearing some warm and vibrant colours? You are wearing the same outfits as the couple in the new Bon Jovi video 'What Do You Got' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAMYIKfIVSQ Is that the message? Get Closer but run for the hills? What the heck?"

HA! Well, if I didnt know better...I would believe that an actual..."Urban Mythbuster" rather "stealthily" had posted on the dellusionally oblivious monkeyboard! Yes, and of course...the post this morning is "deleted!" But, kudos and good on ya! Again either an ingenious mythbuster...or simply an actual monkeymember getting their bubble burst at the disengenuous monkeyland nonsense!

maclen said...

Well, in an update on the monkeyls becoming "stressed" over orb's single "losing steam" on the "MOST COVETED" Billboard Country Chart...on the "MOST BUSY" thread at monkeyland...

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=40815.720


Re: Urbanalysis for Put You In A Song on the Billboard Chart

jsbuzz posted...
"OK. I am going to the sound the alarm! There is something wrong here!! Put You In A Song continues to shed a little audience each day and its inconsistent performance now dates back 10 days. That is not a blip. Someone, somewhere needs to wake up and get the machine rolling behind this song before the lead single in front of a major artist's, major label album release, falls into the flop category."

Memaw66
"No, no one can put a good light on this! Someone needs to make a move and right now! Something, somewhere is seriouly wrong! This is a Great song, Keith has done and continues to do so much, everything but Capitol and radio is right!! Great song, great Artist, something seriously amiss!!"

sunsprite33
"I have been feeling some unrest for awhile now.. since before I'm In... I don't know if it's a breakdown in management, Capitol Nashville, or some kind of new strategy, but something is definitely NOT right..."

...and then, this VERY revealing post...

sueannLuvsKU
"OK, I purposely didn't post those numbers yesterday so people wouldn't freak out, but they got posted anyway. I was hoping for a much better day today. That is not the case and I am glad that jsbuzz sounded the alarm. Something is seriously wrong here. Come on people let's get going on this song!!! What the heck is going on? Crazy, this is too good a song from such a great artist. I am not normally a suspicious person, but this smacks of something..."

...and there are 13 MORE comments...just this morning! It seems that "stressed" has now become first stages of "panic!"

Seems orb's single...as expalained here by their "urbananalyst" a few days ago...

Jonsolo posted

"Re: Urbanalysis for Put You In A Song on the Billboard Chart

"Keith continues to outdo on Billboard, what he's posting on Mediabase, as he somehow parlayed that weak 0.47 mill MB gain into a still-not-great-but-at-least-not-embarrassing 0.826 mill gain. Thus, he was able to move up to 17.413 mill, and fend off the hard-charging Timmy. McGraw had a 2.37 mill gain, to finish at 16.875 mill. The two recurrents that I mentioned this morning, Kenny and Thompson, let PYIAS move up two spots, from #17 to #15, with Timmy nipping close behind at #16.

As I've said, if Timmy wants to make the pass, it's best if he does it immediately, and still gives Keith plenty of time to muster his power for a #1 attempt. But we don't want to see any more sub-1 mill gains, any time soon.

...and well, it seems Mcgraw DID pass the orb..

21 17 TIM MCGRAW Felt Good On My Lips 2622 2399 223 19.723

20 20 KEITH URBAN Put You In A Song 2530 2511 19 18.868

There is a growing frustration with these monkeys that country radio stations are JUST NOT playing orb's single enough...despite their constant call in request for orb's single. Seems to me the problem may be with capnash's stated "striped down approach" to orb's cd...they are no longer handing over that "payola" to the country stations to play orb's single? Or simply that orb's pittance of a song just isnt that strong?

maclen said...

So, an interesting development regarding orb's youtube videos. Well, besides orb's new vevo video posting of his single, Put you in a song, which is now coming up on 3 weeks of being posted on youtube...the video has now only 15,392 views. Now onto the interesting development. It seems when orb's "brain trust" had posted his single onto "vevo"...they had removed the video of the single from his regular "Youtube channel"... I didnt find it or see it there when I posted it's views a day ago. But now, a search on youtube reveals that the "youtube channel" video for his single...IS back! So now orb has the single on "vevo" video...AND ANOTHER video for the video at his "youtube" channel! I checked the other country musican's videos...it appears that they post their single's video on their "vevo" channel...and they post their misc. videos, you know, behind the scenes, or thank you's or what have you... on their youtube channels. Which makes logical sense...putting their videos for the singles on "vevo"...for as I mentioned before they get more views on "vevo!" BUT THEY DO NOT POST THE SAME VIDEO ON VEVO AND THEIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! When you type in a video for a country act's "Offical video" they usually only get one result... But, clearly, orb NOW has TWO offical videos on youtube...one at "Vevo" and another one on his youtube channel! Yes, no doubt because his new single is apparently LOSING STEAM... his "brain trust" clearly and so desperately... have reposted the youtube video online again in a pathetic attempt to get more "eyes and views" for the video! Well, by the way, as I just mentioned, orb's vevo video for his single has 15k views...his original youtube video for this single now has 38k views...now that's pathetic! Clearly, orb's "brain trust" learned the PR video lesson way TOOOOOOO LATE!

maclen said...

In this edtion of "Insomniac Theater 3000: orb Edition"...

...so tonight's question is...what...or who is "Hit Red Records?" If you'll notice at orb's vevo posted video at youtube...and the itunes posting of his new single...you will see this...

(c) 2010 Hit Red Records under exclusive license to Capitol Records Nashville

Could it actually be... that orb HAS STARTED HIS OWN RECORDING LABEL?! I looked up "Hit Red Records" and came up with...zilch...nada...niente. When I heard the rumor that orb was possibly through at capnash...I naturally assumed he would sign with another established label...which again, would be the norm. And if it is true this is orb's own new label...my reaction would be...how utterly ASININE! Orb is NOT successful enough...popular enough and certainly not shrewd enough to run a successful recording label...simply even for himself...let alone possibly for anyone else! Now if it is true...as I said I havent been able to get ANY INFO on this presumed label...it WOULD explain a few things. Such as, the recent appearence of mutt on the cover of his new cd...the complete dedication to her of the album...mutt no doubt WOULD make the more than expected bankroller for this presumed new label for orb's. So if this is true...that it is the new label of orb's...then my hats off to the other mythbusters on this blog... who DID call this exact possibility! I for one DID NOT expect that...at all! For in my clearly deduced analysis...orb could NOT BE THAT STUPID! But on the other hand, I would NOT be at all surprised if it did in fact turn out to be true. Orb has constantly...again and again, shown to be utterly clueless as to how to maximize his opportunities. My previous comment just one of those examples! So, we will just have to wait and see what is the deal...

F.I.N.E said...

here is your answer

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=toc&state=4007%3Apdm4vk.1.1&p_search=searchss&p_L=50&BackReference=&p_plural=yes&p_s_PARA1=&p_tagrepl~%3A=PARA1%24LD&expr=PARA1+AND+PARA2&p_s_PARA2=hit+red+records&p_tagrepl~%3A=PARA2%24COMB&p_op_ALL=AND&a_default=search&a_search=Submit+Query&a_search=Submit+Query

gotta love the internet!!!

F.I.N.E said...

guitar monkey...

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=toc&state=4007%3Apdm4vk.1.1&p_search=searchss&p_L=50&BackReference=&p_plural=yes&p_s_PARA1=&p_tagrepl~%3A=PARA1%24LD&expr=PARA1+AND+PARA2&p_s_PARA2=Guitar+Monkey+&p_tagrepl~%3A=PARA2%24COMB&p_op_ALL=AND&a_default=search&a_search=Submit+Query&a_search=Submit+Query

F.I.N.E said...

for those who might have problems with that link

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4001:dm6pp3.2.2

F.I.N.E said...

public records are great...

http://tnbear.tn.gov/ECommerce/Common/FilingDetail.aspx?FilingNum=000477188

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blue sky said...

Well, this is what I said from the beginning - he is starting a record label, and I am sure the wife is helping with the finances.

Billboard is predicting that Taylor could sell one million CDs this week. I'm not holding my breath that Keith will do the same. If the music sales are so awful (the Monkeys' excuse for Keith's poor sales), then how is Taylor selling a million in the first week?

F.I.N.E said...

ok the links aren't going to work for you due to user session issues so do this instead:

http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/index.jsp

select option 2 "search marks"
next page - select "basic word mark search (new user)"
next page - search term field - type in "hit red records"
next page - click on links to reveal who registered the name

for the other related search do this:

http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/topics/Business

select link for Business Name Availability
in the search name field - type in "guitar monkey entertainment"
click search
next page click on link for control#
next page click on registered agent tab

good grief--it took me less than 5 minutes to find it and 20 mins to copy links and explain it but didn't want you guys to be frustrated, hence all the details. then i look down and have 5% battery remaining on my laptop. i was like oh sh!t.

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maclen said...

Hey, thanks F.I.N.E...so Hit Red Records is a "division of Guitar Monkey Entertainment, Inc...owned by orb. Well, that would explain that recent contest announcment...

"Guitar Center: Your Next Record with Keith Urban Contest"

http://www.ourstage.com/go/yournextrecordwithkeithurban

...orb is ACTUALLY trolling for new talent for his new recording label!? Yeah, I have no doubt it will be A HUGE success!

Fading Fan said...
'Maclen, that must have been his birthday present...lol.'

HA! yes...clearly orb gets alot of incredibly asinine demands and very shockingly idiotic PR advice from the ball and chain! Again, IF this is orb's ultimate true intention, and is not at the moment working on getting onto a established label...all I can say is I will have another in the long list of "what a complete idiot" and "just as I expected" mocking moments in regard to the orb!

F.I.N.E said...

no prob guys.

you know it's been said that i lead such a miserable life all i can do is sit in front of my computer and obsess about urb.

but, i am feeling both joy and gratitude in that i was able to do this for everyone.

hey mcclean, i found an accoustic version of the garbage song (lol) and think taylor could do this one right. too bad she doesn't need a cover. btw, i love taylor...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ctv6XdVTeY&feature=related

maclen said...

...future post...

...Ha! For as much as I am, "in tune" with recent developements...I still stumble on a few interesting tidbits...

A440 said...

"I just found this:
"CAPITOL/NASHVILLE artist KEITH URBAN is releasing a new track every TUESDAY, starting TODAY(10/26) exclusively at iTUNES from the new album, “Get Closer,” which is set to be released on NOVEMBER 16th.

...then this today...

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-beat-goes-on/posts/far-east-movement-and-taylor-swift-make-strides-on-the-billboard-hot-100

Far East Movement, Taylor Swift make strides on the Billboard Hot 100

"And Taylor Swift just keeps setting records on the chart. “Mean,” from “Spean Now,” debuts at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it three weeks in a row that Swifty has claimed Hot Shot Debut honors. No one else has ever done that before (it will be interesting to see if we see more superstars deploying her set up of releasing one track a week to iTunes a few weeks before that album’s release).

...yes it would be! And one example is flashing right in front of your eyes! And also interestingly, the monkeys over at the "urbananalysis on billboard" thread at monkeyville are just this morning admitting that swifty's current success may be a reason why their "keithy's" single has stalled. Do you think? As much as the monkey's HATE when I compare orb to swifty...it is partly because swifty is clearly...doing everything RIGHT...orb has done for basically the past 4 years...the exact WRONG things! And as I first started comparing orb to swifty back when he released his obvious attempt to "co-opt" the teen and tween set clearly being dominated by swifty...to MASSIVE SUCCESS...with his "poppy" Love pain and Crazy cd...orb's descent into his current "bubble gum pop has been GLARING! Now, just as orb's brain trust is ONLY NOW trying to catch up with the "eyes and views" on youtube...the ridiculously desperate posting of TWO SEPERATE OFFICIAL VIDEOS on both his youtube and vevo channels...and orb now trying to emulate swifty's impeccible PR campaigns...shows how so "out of touch" orb's "brain trust" has been for soooo long! As I mentioned earlier...it is WAAAYYY TOOOO late!

hoosierlady said...

Wasn't it "Golden Handcuffs"?

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blue sky said...

Pat yourself on the back for me F.I.N.E.!

Didn't we predict this? Didn't the fans say that there is no way Capitol would let him get away? Didn't they say that many other labels were trying to get him?

It really feels good to be right again!

rememberwhen said...

Wow, I can't believe Keith is so stupid to start his own label. He is no Toby Keith. It has to be Baby Girls money doing this. No way does he have the money to start a label on his own. Like you all have said that is why she is so in this CD. I predict the next CD that he puts out will be a duet CD with Baby Girl. Now that will be fun. :D How many of you think that those songs would make it to radio(any radio).

maclen is there any predictions on how "Get Closer" will sell in the first week yet? I say nothing more that $50,000 the first week.

maclen said...

Fading Fan said...
"Maclen, the Guitar Center contest may be their gig, as they did the same PR with slash.I'm not sure that the new record label has anything to do with the get 3 songs with KU deal at GC."

Well, Guitar Center may be the sponsor of the contest...but based on the info posted by F.I.N.E regarding Guitar Monkey Entertainment, Inc,... of which orb's "possible" new label "Hit Red Records" is a division of...I found this PDF. file of that contest's rules...

s1.ourstage.com/lgmedia/guitarcenter/artistrules.pdf

...it states on page 4...

"In order to accept the Grand Prize
and be deemed a “winner”, potential winning Entrant will be required to execute separate agreements
with
the Demo CD producer (“Producer Agreement”) and Hit Red Records, a division of Guitar Monkey
Entertainment, Inc.
f/s/o Keith Urban for his Single performance (“Wavier of Exclusivity Agreement”),
such agreements will be provided to potential winner upon notification."

Now, realistically, how likely is it that orb is actually gonna find a serious talent to perhaps sign to this possible new orb label with this contest? I say not bloody likely! But, I think clearly this can be an indication of where orb's head is probably moving...he's got dellusions of "music mogul" granduer dancing in his head!

maclen said...

rememberwhen said...
"maclen is there any predictions on how "Get Closer" will sell in the first week yet? I say nothing more that $50,000 the first week."

Yes, actually rememberwhen, I've already made my prediction a few threads ago! I boldly predicted, based on my patented "Declination Theory...hilariously confirmed by the RIAA very "generously" certifying orb last cd, Defying Sales, platinum a few weeks ago. Basically, for the orb selling about 890k cds...and for capnash "shipping" out 100k cd to retail outlets! But I so "generously" accepted the cert of platinum by the RIAA, for it validated by aforementioned "Declination Theory"...because last year... the week after orb's Defying Sales only sold 171k cds...which was half of his previous cd's first week sales...I predicted orb would be lucky to sell one million! And his previous cd, LOve Pain had sold 2 mil. So I boldly predicted a few weeks ago that orb new cd would only sell about half. So again, orb's cd last year sold 171k cds in it's first week...so that would be in the neighorhood of about 80k to 90k cds. Now of course, theories not being competely infallable, I would even say that LESS than 100k cds sold would be an embarrassement. Though in my mind orb selling more than my prediction in the first week would not yet prove my theory wrong. As I mentioned in my previous prediction comment, check back in in about a year's time to see if my theory turns out to be true!

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F.I.N.E said...

"hey mcclean, i found an accoustic version of the garbage song (lol) and think taylor could do this one right. too bad she doesn't need a cover. btw, i love taylor..."

Yeah, even with the bad sound of that video, F.I.N.E, the great "tunesmith" of that song shines through. As to swifty, sure she has many flaws for which she is criticized, you know, terrible live singer...but what she obviously continues to reveal is that she does have upcoming potential! Orb is a rather cliched and rudementary songwriter...which is why he writes with SO MANY co-writers. But what I would say about swifty...her songwriting abilities are certainly very strong even at her young age...and as to the terrible "live' voice...swifty CAN continue to get better at it, in time and practice...while orb at his later stage...you either HAVE IT...or you dont in regards to having a natural and effortless knack for writing and creating a song. And in orb's case...I dont see potential for much improvement!

maclen said...

Yes Fading Fan, the fact that kidman IS on the cd cover would clearly point to that, right?

hoosierlady said...
"Wasn't it "Golden Handcuffs"?

Ha! To the monkeys...more like "Golden Idol' hoosier...ie: as in "the children of Israel" in Exodus! Definately NOT buying the hack friedman's mouth fed leak of orb being "happy to be free" from capnash. More than likely, as Ive postulated, capnash was not willing to meet orb's demands to remain on the label. Now, as to a reason why capnash would now be simply distributing orb's album, simply under license from orb...as I've previously postulated...most likely having had a hugely successful cd with Be here in 2004 selling 4 mil cds...orb was surely in the more commanding role of demanding terms ...and perks... for capnash to keep orb at the label. But with subsequent developements, ie: orb's cds sale being mediocre and dwindling since then...capnash was not so inclined to offer orb any sweet deals to re-sign, and capnash is simply fulfilling an option from the past..."sweeter" deal orb was able to get. You know, like..."if as the 3rd album in this primo contract for me...looks like it wont be a decent performer for the label, and you will no longer provide the M&Ms and pickled pigs feet served on a silver plater in the studio as I work...and you are clearly not going to continue that royal treatment in our next contract...I will simply opt to make the album myself and you will simply distribute it under license from me...and I will put it out to press that I AM SO HAPPY to just be free!" There is absolutely no rhyme or reason why orb would actually consider going on his own, with no major label backing him...VOLUNTARILY! It must be simply because of necessity. And just as surely, if this is true, this may also simply be a temporary situation until he can aquire another deal at another label.

Tara said...

an ego label???

Oh my he couldn't get a deal with anyone else and now he is literally whoring himself out.
A private gig at Google this week
putting out a picture of himself with the guy that helped found facebook. It does explain all the private gigs this year and why the suck ass to the wife. I don't think she is putting all her eggs in this basket I wonder if he has flipped and invested all of his money in this.

Guess we can add gambling to his list of addictions.

If this fails what could happen?

F.I.N.E said...

i don't know anything about record contracts so i'm thinking nick was behind him asking for a lot of special treatment like she probably has had access to in the past with her own career and they were laughed right out the door.

blue sky said...

With all of this extreme sucking up he had been doing, prime example, another album all about her, I would definitely say that Nic is funding this new label. There is a lot of money exchanged up front when signing record deals, and I don't think Keith has that kind of money to fund a business like this.

I also think CapNash did not like the music he was putting out, and knew it was in their best interest to let him go out on his own. I hope they told him to not let the door him in the a$$. If he isn't exactly country anymore, and too old for pop, who will go with this label?

F.I.N.E said...

forgot to add this link

here is keith talking about their "poor boy meets princess" romance...

http://www.keithurban.net/kutube.html%3Fma_id%3D13%26mc_id%3D1023

blue sky said...

Without even watching the kutube video, just by that description, this isn't a true love relationship.

F.I.N.E said...

an ego label???

for HER maybe. doubt it's for him. i suspect he validates himself by pleasing HER.

i would imagine pleasing NICK is more than a full time job--he is very busy keeping HER content! SHE has become his main focus since exiting rehab. he wouldn't want to live without HER per his dedication so he obviously doesn't care about himself. i bet he lives day to day on a roller coaster ride of how SHE treats him in relationship to how he can meet up to HER expectations.

remember how SHE talked to tom in the phone conversation. and that was just a small peak at HER expectations.

obviously, tom didn't see that a normal and happy life was waiting on the outside until he broke away from HER which explains why tom was smiling ear to ear and jumping on Oprahs couch. just think he could still be trapped in that great textbook marriage with HER if he had followed NICK'S orders for counseling. and he would have never found his true match.

Tara said...

Someone pointed this out on a message board today that this may just be a company that will work out a deal to pay back Cap Nash for all
that is owed and that it would free him up to sign with another label.
That would be interesting.

As a fan ( a long term one) I do think he just might be dotting his i's and crossing his t's.

rememberwhen said...

maclen, thank you. I'm sorry I missed that post. Now does that prediction take in to account that Rascal Flats will have a CD coming out on the same day? I think that is a big as to what Keith's CD does. What do you think?

hoosierlady said...

Maclen comments, "There is absolutely no rhyme or reason why orb would actually consider going on his own, with no major label backing him...VOLUNTARILY!"

I tend to agree with this, (again) because every goober, gomer and doofus, writing, recording and putting their own stuff out their now, what would be the point? Without major label backing, what sets this one apart? I didn't get it yesterday, and I still don't get it today. There's a piece missing, or he's treading water.IMO, but, this half of the dynamic duo is BORING compared to Corella.

Bring on the underwear and white-powdered nose! I need some comedy!
This algebra class is really getting me down.

maclen said...

blue sky said...
"I also think CapNash did not like the music he was putting out, and knew it was in their best interest to let him go out on his own."

Yeah, that is very plausible, blue sky...when you consider that article of the capnash insider saying they would take a "striped down approach" on PR for the cd and the capnash head exec taking a "wait and see" attitude regarding the ultimate quality orb's finished cd!

Tara said...
"Someone pointed this out on a message board today that this may just be a company that will work out a deal to pay back Cap Nash for all
that is owed and that it would free him up to sign with another label.
That would be interesting."

Yes, Tara, that is the MOST plausible reason...as I posted back in sept.

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=2615839992616992011&postID=2443897503715513628&isPopup=true

maclen1210 said...
September 19, 2010 12:44 AM

"Finally, there is a concept called cross-collateralization. Let's say a band's first album does well, but not well enough to recover all the recoupable costs, charge-backs, etc. For example:

* The record company sells 300,000 CDs and makes $3 million.
* The band gets a 10% royalty.
* The recoupable expenses total $500,000.

So the band "makes" $300,000, but that money doesn't cover all the recoupable expenses. So the band is now $200,000 in the hole. The band does not get a check, but the label probably cleared $2 million from the album. So the record company exercises the first option. The band creates a new album. The income from the second album will have to cover all the remaining costs from the first album ($200,000) and then all of the new costs for the second album before the band sees any money."

...so basically if the "recoupable expenses"...costs that capnash was paying for orbs cds...recording expenses, paying session musicians, PR expenses etc...if those costs ARE MORE than the royalties orb made off the cd, orb DOES NOT GET PAID THOSE ROYALTIES...and also, OWES the label the difference...so orb MAY in fact be in debt to capnash! As I also mentioned, it is also NOT unheard of for another recording label, if they are very interested in a musican...and want to sign him badly enough, would offer to "pay off" the musicians debts. But as I constantly mention, orb's recent cd sales ARE NOT THAT GREAT...and I dont see any label willing to pay them off just to sign the orb!

maclen said...

rememberwhen said...
"maclen, thank you. I'm sorry I missed that post. Now does that prediction take in to account that Rascal Flats will have a CD coming out on the same day? I think that is a big as to what Keith's CD does. What do you think?

You're right rememberwhen, I describe that as being like a political election. You know, the rascal flatts fans will buy their album and orb's fans will buy his album...and the big question will be, which cd will the regular country listening fans buy? That's why my pointing out orb's terrible videos and his last place views on youtube may come into play! Plus all this talk of how capnash is simply "distributing" his cd, and may not be going "whole hog"...and only doing "striped down promotion" for it may also hurt it's sales. It's looks like the first single, "Put you in a song" may already be stalling on the monkey's very coveted country singles charts! More on that later! Many dynamics to consider here, rememberwhen!

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Bring on the underwear and white-powdered nose! I need some comedy!
This algebra class is really getting me down."

HA! Well, sorry for that hoosier...but I CAN NO LONGER go on about lamest of mutts "fashion choices" or her harrowing "non-expressiveness" or "her makeup faux pas." I'm just not interested in the Lainey or d-listed or whoever's "blind items" of the supposed "farmboy and the princess" or if orb does or doesnt have a "girlfriend" on the side. Well, if your looking for comedy...try reading the trail end of the "discourse" on the previous thread...causing mama Myths to chastise the room!

maclen said...

...Past post...

...well, hoosier, if your in a need of a comedic fix...you should try the E! online board...

http://boards.eonline.com/Insider/Boards/thread.jspa?threadID=72055&start=4635&tstart=0

KEITH URBAN - THE NEGATIVE THREAD

...they've got all the puns and jabs at mutt. And pecular, for a thread named, KEITH URBAN - THE NEGATIVE THREAD...the majority of comments seem to be of mutt...rather than jeff!

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rememberwhen said...

maclen, I say the Independents will go for Rascal Flats.

Tara said...

sorry Maclen - I did go back and see that you did predict the ego label.

I listened to the interview and he didn't seem all that enthusiastic
about the record. He talked about the songs tried to make them a little more universal (thank you Keith) but still brought Kidman into it a little bit not as much as the DJ wanted nor was he too talkative about the little girl and I think that is a good thing.

The E board is well know to many of us. I like to read over there. I do not post there and never have.

Keith seems to be the most animated and involved when he is talking about driving, his cars and touring- all things that involve himself and being away or in motion.

hoosierlady said...

Maclen said, "Well, if your looking for comedy...try reading the trail end of the "discourse" on the previous thread...causing mama Myths to chastise the room!"

Whoa. . . that went way too far, and the room needed chastised, did it not?

I see why you are through with the comedy, I will do my best to refrain.

Hatti said...

Thank you for all your interesting information. I am not very knowledgeable about the inner workings of this industry. I do know a little bit about human nature. And Kidman's nature is to always look successful even when she is falling on her face. Facade is everything. So I will take a wild stab here and say, she is draining her pocketbook trying to keep the appearance she contrived as the Aussie Power Couple. This is very humorous!! The more she spends the more he opens the drain. If this keeps up she is going to be the broke ass NC Lainey was talking about!! ((giggles)))))

If KU thinks he can make a record label successful tethered to her cavernous? He is delusional! Anything attached to her will fail. He should know that by now. And she should know it also. They were doomed from the start. But of course the general public are really not gullable. This was played as a real relationship and acted out as the odd couple. He continues to make it so odd it is totally unbelievable. He's a smart cookie keeping the curtains open!! Very few have ever thought this was anything more than Kidman's PR package thanks to KU's canned messages!! :D I've always called it as I see it. As The Worm Turns!! ((giggles))))

maclen said...

Tara said...
"sorry Maclen - I did go back and see that you did predict the ego label."

Actually Tara, I may have brought up that "cross-collateralization" of the royalies and orb possibly being in debt at capnash...your point about this new label simply being an entity to pay back capnash so orb can go somewhere else was SOMETHING I just DIDNT reckon! So good eyes on you! I just cant seem to reason that orb WOULD go out on his own with his own label...so that theory makes more sense.

hoosierlady said...
"Whoa. . . that went way too far, and the room needed chastised, did it not?" I see why you are through with the comedy, I will do my best to refrain."


Well hoosier, I figured out LONG ago, that the new orb/mutt fansies, either new or just the old fansies who come here...with different usernames...simply want to "Bait" the mythbusters here into those personal quibbles...to, as Urban Myths put it, take the eye off the main topic. I KNOW, cause I used to answer back to the charges aimed at me by these fansies...that I just "hate"... am "bitter"..."have no life"...yada yada yada. BORING!
As to the comedy, I really think the orb IS VERY COMICAL! So, "humor" me, hoosier ...keep those comical observations coming!

maclen said...

rememberwhen said...
"maclen, I say the Independents will go for Rascal Flats."

Well, I recall a comment I read over at monkeyland, that Sugarland, Rascal Flatts and orb all have cds coming out. And they reckoned that they would each sell "about 200,000 cds each IN ITS FIRST WEEK." So I looked into that...Sugarland's cd already came out on the 19th of this month...and it did sell 208k cds...BUT their previous cd HAD sold 313k cds in its first week! Now Rascal flatts and orb's cds come out on Nov 16..and Rascal Flatts' previous cd had sold 351k cds its first week ...while orb's previous cd had only sold 171k cds its first week! So, you see the pattern right? Sugarland and Rascal Flatts previous cd's both sold over 300k cds...so it's perfectly reasonable to assume they would now sell slightly less than that, and at the 200k count...AND sugarland DID just sell 200k cds... But orb... previously sold only 171k cds...so how can you reckon his new cd will sell aboout 200k cds? I for one dont see that!

F.I.N.E said...

i'm trying to figure out which old song that part of "long hot summer" reminds me of but just can't yet...

the closest i've come

http://seventiesmusic.net/1001/10cc-the-things-we-do-for-love/

i don't know if it is or i just got distracted by it. any ideas?

maclen said...

F.I.N.E said...
"i'm trying to figure out which old song that part of "long hot summer" reminds me of but just can't yet...
the closest i've come

http://seventiesmusic.net/1001/10cc-the-things-we-do-for-love/

i don't know if it is or i just got distracted by it. any ideas?

HA! I know what you mean F.I.N.E, when I first heard orbs' song, I thought it sounded alot like The Police's "Dont stand so close to me"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvfb8GcKAWs

Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police

...after the lengthy intro...when Sting begins to sing, "Young teacher, the subject of school girl fanstasy"... sounds like the exact melody of the start of Long hot summer! And I also got a feel of Greg Kihn's "The Breakup Song"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFfSDEA26o

The Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song

...where at 2 min 54 sec of orb's song, he even sings the kihn song's patented "UH UH UH, UH UH, UH UH UH" And add to that, the stolen lyric I think Tara noticed..."I can see your brown skin shining (shimmering) in the sun" from Don Henley's 1984 song "Boys of Summer" But it wasnt surprising when I later realized that orb "co-wrote" his song with 80's one hit wonder Ricard Marx...as the Police's song came out in 1980...and Kihn's came out in 1981! Orb's music is just SOOOO derivative...it seems he and Marx simply plundered the 80's sound for their song! I also thought that orb's previous song, "Til summer comes around" was a rip off of Bread's "Guitar Man"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOjQvADLG4

Bread Guitar Man

F.I.N.E said...

i also hear what you are hearing and the betty davis eyes, too.

i had watched that police video earlier when you posted it. i had never seen it and thought it was pretty cool. sting was kinda attractive in his earlier days, lol.

i do think that 2.36 of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3XlitO1oWY

sounds similar to

1.46 of

http://seventiesmusic.net/1001/10cc-the-things-we-do-for-love/

but i'm still not sure if was even this piece i was looking for when i started.

"put you in a song" has a familiar part to it, as well. i'll listen for it eventually.

maclen said...

F.I.N.E said...
"i do think that 2.36 of

"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3XlitO1oWY
sounds similar to
1.46 of
http://seventiesmusic.net/1001/10cc-the-things-we-do-for-love/

Oh yeah, definately similar...a little too similar! Yeah, this song is definately a mish mash of "familar" melodies, lifted lyrics" and certainly trying to get that "feeling" of someone else's song!

Hatti said...
"Thank you for all your interesting information. I am not very knowledgeable about the inner workings of this industry. I do know a little bit about human nature..."

Your welcome Hatti...and welcome to this little thing I call "lucid perception"...or as you hilariously put it "As the worm turns!" That is an apt euphemism for mutt and jeff. And clearly, mutt is the worm to jeff's apple. Although I find orb's rather fawning adherence to his newly stated "domestic bliss"...I most clearly see it as a career bummer...and his new album's performance, I believe, will be a true indication of what orb's fans really think of kidman!

maclen said...

So, in this edition of "Insomniac Theater 3000: orb Edition"...

...so, apparently, with a pow wow with Facebook founder, and a little gig for Google employees...on top of orb FINALLY getting Vevo videos of his single on youtube...looks like orb is really pushing to get into that new fangeled media tool...you know...what they call...the intertubes! It's only been popularly around for the past...decade! A quick check of his video for his singleshows only 43k views in the past 3 and a half weeks. And speak of comedic...noticed this fansie made video of orb's "Long hot summer"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mldClZq6sSk

...posted by a "KUiscaliente" a certified card carrying "monkeymember"...what's hilarious it a few of the comments...


dockatyd posted...

"Sure its cute and catchy, and its Keith's gorgeous voice but come on - another teenagey love song? I want to be blown away by Keith again, the way I was when I first discovered Be Here and Golden Road and I couldn't pick my jaw up off the floor."

...to which "SusanBucky" replies...

"Hi dockatyd,
"I agree with you. The ringtone on my cellphone is ROS, and I love the older songs of Keith!

...yes, susanbucky not too impressed by "Shaun Cassidy!" To which another "recognized" card carrying monkey replies...


KUlover00007 posts...
"For anyone dissing this, why are you even on this site? IT'S BECAUSE KEITH'S HOTTER THAN EVER! So just listen or shut the f**k up!

Whoa..."Nice manners there, babe!" Is that what they program into you over at monkeyland!? Here's one who's seems a little shakey over orb's new cd...

Blacktears24 posts...
"it;s a good song...but i gotta say i love keith urban but i feel like maybe he's rushed putting this album together and hasn't written the best he can. I don't know..i'm a little nervous for this cd to come out. I hope it does great though!

...not feeling too confident there. But this one is the most interesting...


caswtthng posted...
"it kind of reminds me of betty davis eyes by kim carnes and run to you by bryan adams. this is an awesome song though"

Yeah, ANOTHER opinion that clearly hears that orb is plundering 80's tunes on this one! And this last one sums it all up...


kurbanfan1263 psoted...
"Unfortunately, Keith Urban has lost his edge! I'm happy for him that he's at a good place in his personal life, BUT, as a fan of his past music, I didn't care for most of the songs on Defying Gravity, and this one isn't sounding any better. At this point, I'd rather see/hear him switch to heavier guitar rock, instead of bad pop music. I'm not sure I want to spend any more money on his CD's, concerts, etc... Sad, but true!"

Yes, and I'm very sure this reaction has been occuring repeatedly for the past 5 years!

maclen said...

...past posted...

...ah..perfect, courtesy of monkeyland...a few choice lyrics to orb next "preview" offering on itunes...

Without you

I loved you since the very first day,
When I caught you looking my way,
A smile and just knew it


And up until you came along,
No one ever heard my song,
Now it’s climbing with a bullet


(Ha! "Perfect love" reduced to his jingles movement on the country charts! Ironic...as his first single seems to be stalling on the charts!)

Along comes a baby girl
And suddenly my little world just got a whole lot bigger, yes it did
And people that I barely knew
Who love me cause I’m part of you
Man it’s tough to figure
How two souls could be, miles from one another,
But still you and me somehow found each other


(Here now, the sole reason orb plucked this little ditty...it contains "baby girl!")

The travelling, the singing, it don’t mean nothing without you.
The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to
This life this love that you and I have been building up so high
It’s never going to touch the sky without you


(So again, cars...with guitars...the only thing missing is "singing to the radio"..."

So apparently, this "DEEP HEARTED ODE TO HIS LOVE" does not actually come from the orb's OWN heart...he as I mentioned, plucked it from others emotional inspiration...but it does share orb's tendency for mundane lyrics...

It’s nice to have someone, so honestly devoted,
But when it’s said and done, girl I hope you know that


Wont exactly make it into any edition of memorable or inspired lyrics! I'm only wondering if orb is gonna let this song "breath"...you know...add in a few "caesuras!" A little profound and heartfelt introspection would seem apropo at this juncture...rather than ANOTHER catchy little toe tapper!

Choice said...

Happy birthday Keith. Hope you got a nice big kiss from those fake lips:

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/2010/10/another-attack-on-completely-natural.html

Hatti said...

Thank you maclean, I've been reading this blog for a long time. I felt inclined to post, your all so full of interesting tid bits about this business KU is in.

This road is paved with a comedy of errors, they have been stumbling on would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic!!


She keeps paying and paying to keep KU looking worthy enough to be her side kick. Yes, well, I got a feeling she's throwing good bucks after bad. But you know that wasn't her money to begin with. So easy come easy go till it's all gone.

So I believe KU is doing all of us a favor by emptying her cavernous to save the world from having to see her plastic face ever again!!! ((giggles))))


Now since this label costs so much to put in motion. What outlandish amount of money will be spent to keep it viable? This is definitely going to be the wreck of the hesperus!!!!

Yes maclean, I do believe this is a five year long soap! As The World Turns!! ((giggles))))

Hatti said...

Sorry correct that title. It is As The Worm Turns!! ((giggles)) As we all know fish lips loves worms!! ((giggles)))))

maclen said...

Hatti said...
"Thank you maclean, I've been reading this blog for a long time. I felt inclined to post, your all so full of interesting tid bits about this business KU is in."

Yes, Hatti many commenters here have very strong and passionate opinions of orb's rather baffling career moves! And all I'm basically doing is highlighting those baffling career moves!

maclen said...

So, in this edition of "Insomniac Theater 3000: orb Edition"...

...and speaking of "baffling career" moves...an update on the monkeys chronicling of orb's new single on the Billboard country chart. Seems orb's "spins" have been pretty irratic... causing much frustration and stress to the monkeys following the single on their thread, "Urbananalysis for Put you in a song on the Billboard Chart" and the last comment makes not of tim mcgraw's new single..."Felt Good on My Lips"

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=40815.780

"On another note.....TM's new song does not make sense to me, it is all over the place. Oh well."

...for it seems, according to the monkeys' "Urbananalyst" that Mcgraw's single will jump over orb's single on the chart, as orb will remain at #15 another week...as his "spins" are already averaging lower gains. Of course, the monkey's think mcgraw's new single is ""all over the place" and the "urbananalyst" didnt believe mcgraw would be any trouble to orb. But apparently he is.

...to be continued...

maclen said...

...being continued...

And that brings me back to the topic of Youtube as a media tool for musicians to PR their music. Now orb's Youtube channel and his video views lags well behind the main country acts...orb's video for his new single is, to say the least, simply the least expensive mix of clips of video of orb recording and just goofing off in the studio...I joked his assistance simply mixed the video on his "ibook" using old video tape cassettes! But there is a dynamic that shows up on youtube video single promo between orb and mcgraw that MAY explain why mcgraw's single was able to catch...and then pass orb's on the country chart. As mentioned, orb's new video for his single, "Put you in a song" now has only 44,788 views in about 4 weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAO6Ppzoe50

...and mcgraw, who's video for his single, "Felt good on my lips" ISNT even posted on his Youtube channel...and the most views on a fanmade video of his single now has 299,923 views in only about 5 and a half weeks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRK4-Z7xxnU

...so clearly, it would NOT be too difficult to perhaps understand why mcgraw's single has caught and passed orb's single on the chart! Mcgraw's singles has the strength of more "eyes and views" on his single than on orb's! And as it is, the fansie's "Urbanalyst" doenst beleive a video for a single makes much difference to a songs performance on the chart...as the orb is an "established star" and doesnt need a video. Obviously, these monkeys just cant...or simply refuse to see that it may be a hindrence NOT to always have a video on the tubes...or in a timely matter...although this time...the orb did have a video ready...but that WAS rare! As I've commented before...it is NOT a co-incidence that swifty and underwood...the two who have the most "eyes and views" on their pretty elaborate videos on their youtube channels...ARE ALSO the two performers who are recently selling the MOST CDs! Which again, I submit IS the reason orb has a video ready...albeit, a rather cheaply made and VERY uninteresting video...AND placed it NOT JUST on his Youtube official channel...but also now on a newly accounted Vevo video, which I made a point of highlighting on this blog...and the orb's "brain trust" having placed it on vevo the very same day...because, you know, they get more "eyes and views" on vevo...DUH! THAT IS IMPORTANT. But to the monkeys, orb's singles performance on the Billboard country chart IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO THEM...they believe that they can "call in and request" every orb single to #1. So what happens if orb's first single off this new album CANNOT reach #1? And it perhaps fizzles early and never even gets close? Now that would be a true indication, in the last term the monkeys have for orb STILL being an "Elite" country star...and it would be a difficult realization for them to come to that even they, his seemingly "dwindling" fanbase, cannot even give him that any longer!

Tara said...

Choice thanks for bringing up Keith's birthday which is the topic of this thread. Kidman was supposedly in China last week schilling watches for Omega-
that would mean she missed Keith's birthday- funny isn't it the one he worships can't even be bothered to be with him on his day.

just saying

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Hatti said...

maclen, thank you again for some interesting reading.

So KU knows pretty much how his add ons will do since most of those are on videos. He knows how many hits they got in ratio to his fans. OK, but all and all he personally sunk the video before it got off the floor. First he said the CD was inspired by Kidman, now that is a no brainer people are going to judge every song on that CD as written or sung for her. Second, voting on the cover well that wasn't any rocket science we all knew the cover that we thought was just him would win by miles!!!

So to sum this up I get the message that he wants her to see that she is not going anywhere with his career. His fans and some of hers want nothing about her mixed into his music. Are we saying if these fans had to choose they would follow him over her any day of the week. Again a no brainer.

If he wants to sink his career and her's then this is the best path that they could be on. If they continue this charade neither will have a career and his label? Well that will be a very very expensive lesson!! Now that is what I have learned so far. Is this an astute summation??

hoosierlady said...

Maclen said, "#1. So what happens if orb's first single off this new album CANNOT reach #1? And it perhaps fizzles early and never even gets close?"

I was waiting for that to happen with the last CD. When it happens this time, will the monkeys fly? There has to be a point where they eventually realize their beloved, is, well, coming up a little short, no pun intended?, and needs to re-direct his passion back or find a new way to use his talents.

Just my mumblings.

rememberwhen said...

maclen, that is how I feel. I don't see Keith's CD selling anything close to what DG sold in it's first week. DG was Keith's worst selling CD in the first week. Get Closer will top that with no problem. I mean if the first single can't even go past 15, it is bad. That is supposed to be the best song out of all the songs on the CD. It is in big trouble before it is even put out there.

maclen said...

Yeah, Hatti I would say that is my summation and pretty much agree with you. Although I think you give orb more credit than I do on his "consious" effort that "he wants her to see that she is not going anywhere with his career." I simply believe he gave up one addiction for another. And if as I believe, this new cd will be his worst performer...I dont believe he will let go of pushing his self proclaimed "marital bliss" to his dwindling fanbase!

hoosierlady said...
"I was waiting for that to happen with the last CD. When it happens this time, will the monkeys fly? There has to be a point where they eventually realize their beloved, is, well, coming up a little short, no pun intended?, and needs to re-direct his passion back or find a new way to use his talents."

Of course you know hoosier, that personally I am not very impressed by the "spins and requests" country charts or for the #1 hits...personally I actually beleive it is JUST TOO open for "payola!" and label insider influence. But after offering MY interpretation of orb's situation...I just thought it would be interesting to note the monkey's OWN interpretation of the single's performance! For it is the monkey's who followed the orb's previous singles on the charts...who are now wailing that orb's single is already showing signs of struggling on the charts! And of course, they are more than willing to look to OUTSIDE reasons for it...instead of looking to orb...as to them orb's song is the "most wonderful song ever released!" Of course, the main reason is swifty's current domination of cd sales and her current chart topping! Although Tim mcgraws current surge past orb is just "baffling" to the monkeys...because to them orb's song is WAYYY better than mcgraw's so it is just baffling. I think the monkey's problem is they just cant fathom that mcgraw my just have a more passionate following than the orb...or simply stated...just more fans!

Urban Myths said...

And this is what Without You will sound like... no thanks!!!

http://www.myspace.com/music/dave-pahanish-5632342/songs/without-you-26698794

maclen said...

rememberwhen said...
"maclen, that is how I feel. I don't see Keith's CD selling anything close to what DG sold in it's first week. DG was Keith's worst selling CD in the first week."

Clearly, rememberwhen, if orb IS out at capnash, there is no riper situation that this IS just a throw away album. It's like, "Let's just get this thing over with and lets move on with something else!" Well, I just noticed that wiki now has most of the writers credit for the TRUE original 8 song album. orb co-wrote at least 5 songs...not too impressive when swifty is currently talking up the fact that SHE wrote ALL 14 songs on her cd at every appearence she makes! With the only sole writer's credit on orb's cd being....Dave Pahanish! Just doesnt impress me that the orb NEEDS help to write what he claims is HIS ode to his "eternal love!" Lets face it, "Without you" ISNT orb's lovesong to mutt, it's Pahanish lovesong to HIS girlfriend, wife or whatever!

Urban Myths said...
"And this is what Without You will sound like... no thanks!!!"

http://www.myspace.com/music/dave-pahanish-5632342/songs/without-you-26698794

Well, apparently Urban Myths...the "friend" who no doubt turned orb onto that song was sarah buxton

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=45203143&blogId=441463617

blogs.myspace.com/sarahbuxton

"I am OBSESSED. It's all I can do to peel myself out of the car to go carry on with the business of life. I will drive around the block 5 times, singing along and dancing like an idiot to this CD, until I think I can go another hour without listening to it. On one hand, it inspires me and give me ideas for my own songs that I may write in the future....and on the other hand, I feel like I can never and SHOULD never write another song again, because the best songs have already been written and here they are! Dave Pahanish! And it's not like I'm jealous or anything...in that moment, I'm too caught up in LOVING this music."

I believe orb simply decided to cover the song because it had the lyric "baby girl"...

maclen said...

...past posted...

...oh oh...from the monkey's "urbananalyst"...

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=40815.810

"Jonsolo Posted...


Re: Urbanalysis for Put You In A Song on the Billboard Chart
« Reply #810 on: Today at 09:28:28 PM »

I thought this could be coming, and it did. If you recall last week (or can check back to my comments last Monday), Keith had a 0.47 mill gain on Mediabase, but was able to parlay that into a much larger Billboard gain, 0.826 mill, on last week's BB chart." "So after mentioning the 1.1 mill gain on Mediabase for Keith this morning, it shouldn't be a surprise to see only a 0.416 mill gain for PYIAS on this week's Billboard chart. That only moved Keith up to 17.829 mill (instead of the 18.4 that I guessed this morning). Timmy of course passed on by, with a 1.905 mil burst, to reach 18.779 mill. He moved from #16 to #14, taking the slot opened up by Josh Turner's recurrency.

The major consequence, of that small gain of Keith's, was that Trace Adkins was able to squeak on by. He had a 1.035 mill gain, in line with what Mediabase was hinting at, and reached 17.895. That was over PYIAS's total by a scant 0.066 mill (or about 10 spins of either song). So Trace got that #15 slot, and Keith has to suffer the ignomity of "backward bulleting" from #15 back to #16.

Now, not to be "turning the knife" on these "urbananalysts"...I myself make alot of predictions that dont ALWAYS turn out to be true...but then, my mistakes arent "heartbreaking" to me as I figure it is to the monkeys. But then my main point is to try to highlight the "BIG PICTURE." And my observation is simply that orb is in decline. Now another "urbananalyst" on this thread posted this in reponse...

Billboard replied...
"I'm not worried about Trace Adkins. Either PYIAS is going to perform, or it isn't. If it starts gaining 2 or 2.5 or 3 million a week -- I'd happily take a 2 mill average but I'd prefer 2.5 then Trace isn't going to be in the picture. Even Timmy can't keep with PYIAS if the song performs. What I'm worried about is -- I can see no reason for this song to stay slow. It needs to start moving now."

I recall this "urbananalyst" stating before that he/she "wasnt worried about Tim Mcgraw possibly passing orb on the chart...but THAT DID happen! So, clearly I see ALOT of wishful thinking on the part of the monkeys. That has been my assessment for the past 3 years!

blue sky said...

"Up until you came along, nobody heard my song"

Is he really stupid or something? The only thing the song has going for it is that it sounds country, but I bet after Keith and his wife got done with it in the studio, it is now pop rock.

LindaMarie said...

Urban has put enough out there about this CD is all about his Savior, St Nic of the Cornstalks, that even the most die hard fans will drop this CD into the toilet. I have no hope for this record to become nothing more than a coaster for a Dr. Pepper. Whatever creativity this man had is definately gone forever. If this is inspiration then she must be awful to live with. If he does indeed love her (which I don't believe for a second) then pick another line of work because I don't want to hear anymore of this fluff.

He can't do pop rock. It is annoying on his behalf. I heard Better Half this morning. That was a great piece of work. This latest effort was a rush deal. No thought process, just a bunch of fairy dust. He is too old to play in the pop rock genre and it is quite unbecoming. If he comes to his senses, it may be too late.

Urban Myths said...

You can listen to Keith's version here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tqdteq7U8M

maclen said...

Yeah, I listened to that youtube orb version earlier this morning. Sounds pretty bland and underwhelming to me. And the fact that is WAS written by someone else doesnt add very much to orb's persona! Interesting though, is the initial comments...

obxgirlpa (48 minutes ago)

Light years from the first two offerings. THIS is the Keith I've come to know and love. What a great song. Keith shouldn't be afraid to record more songs penned by someone else. He has the ability to write well but sometimes an artist can just get stuck in the same old groove.

Yes...ONLY a fansie can make such contradicting statements in the same paragraph: "He is a great songwriter...BUT...he should do OTHER PEOPLES GREAT songs more...cause that is what I LOVE about him, THIS SONG...(written by SOMEONE ELSE) is "light years from the first two... ORB co-written songs!"

Boy, that is SOME endorsment...from a fansie yet! Imagine the typical country fan's reaction to the bubble gum pop and bland covers.

to wit...

honesthua (4 hours ago)

Great, heartfelt country song! This is much better than Long Hot Summer which in my opinion, sounds plain by his standards.."

...so, Long Hot Summer is plain by THIS songs standards? "Long Hot Summer" SOUNDS like a plain version of SEVERAL different 80's songs mashed together. Seems some fansies werent too inpressed by the first single and the second song released. Perhaps orb can make a comeback simply releasing an album of covers...of "great" songs...as long as orb doesnt co-write them!

blue sky said...

Who is he kidding? Another line in the song that makes him look like a complete idiot - something about the best cars and guitars are nothing without you. When did he start driving Bentleys, vintage Mustangs, Aston Martins, and chauffeured Mercedes? We can't forget the yachts now either! What about the glittery, lights guitar or the guitar they out-bid each other? That all came with her! What do you think he would pick first - being a poor boy again and living in the poor house with his Nic or driving around in a vintage Mustang?

Anyone who hears this song and doesn't know his music will consider who he is married to and either think he is a) a gold-digger or b) pussy-whipped!

Urban Myths said...

It's official... Taylor sold a million...

http://music-mix.ew.com/2010/11/02/taylor-swift-million-sales/

blue sky said...

Thanks Urban Myths - so what will be the excuse for Keith not doing the same in a couple of weeks?

LindaMarie said...

Rascal Flatts - same day. Fantastic group. That will be his excuse. You think he would have done his homework and released possible a few weeks later to give a shot. I swear he is purposely sabotaging this CD from the get go.

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123xyz said...

Actually Maclen Emily West gve Keith, Dave's CD not Sarah Buxton.

"Without You" was first recorded by songwriter Dave Pahanish on his recently released self-titled album. He's also the writer of Jimmy Wayne's hits "Do You Believe Me Now," "I Will" and Toby Keith's "American Ride." Keith Urban recorded "Without You" after Emily West gave him a copy of the songwriter's new album which featured the song. Keith called the next day and asked to record "Without You".

123xyz said...

FWIW it's gotta help to sell 1 million when you can get Taylor's new cd at Amazon for $3.99 with a $3.00 MP3 download credit. Heck, if I liked her just a little bit, I might buy her cd for .99 cents. She's practically giving it away. Since most in her target audience will be downloading it, I'm sure that's how most got it. Along with anyone who kind of likes her but was buying something else at Amazon and saw the deal they could get. Of course they would get hers to, for .99 cents.

Laura said...

The lyrics are:

"The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to, this life, this love that you and I've been dreaming of."

Get it right, next time.

So, no. He doesn't sound like a gold digger in this song. You're making this all up in your mind.

Hatti said...

Hey blue sky what about a pussy whipped gold digger. I bet there's a song in there that is just dying to come out!!! ((giggles)))

blue sky said...

"The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to, this life, this love that you and I've been dreaming of."

This life, this love is what has given him fast cars and guitars (not Clarence, but the fancy glittery, lit-up guitar).

No wonder why people around him thought this song was perfect for him.

maclen said...

HA! So...why is it, when the hyperventilating fansies reappear...THEY ALWAYS reappear in PAIRS? And then...they BOTH, almost MAGICALLY... DISAPPEAR from the board ...for weeks on end...and then REAPPEAR...in PAIRS?! Is it a pathelogical thing that they dont want to post on here simply by themselves...so they always...POST IN PAIRS?! HA! HA! Just an observation....(SOCKPUPPETS...*cough* *cough*) OH....swifty over-performed cd sales estimates...THAT'S WHY "PEAT" and "REPEAT" reappeared! So, as swifty's cd has surpassed the million mark...orb's single is now...going backwards on the charts! Not much for the monkeys to be too jazzed over huh? Now as to "Without You"...seems just par for the course...that this non "orb penned" song seems to be the most popular with the fansies! Again, orb should simply do a "Pahanish" cover album...

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Hatti said...

So are we saying that WY will be the one song that will be true to him? It seems lately he sings other people's lyrics more sincerely. Lets see what happens with this.

I feel no matter what he does that CD cover will be the impetus for people to pass it by. No one wants to buy something that puts money in Kidman's pocket. That cover says she has a dollar sign interest in it!

maclen said...

Fading Fan said...
"Just some more feedback from his facebook page on the new single, "Without You."

"Nice Song, but a little sick of the whole nicole thing, love long hot summer and put you in a song. Just entertain us, Leave the wife at home."

Wow, some of his Facebook fansie's are actually posting that? Well, Fading Fan I guess I had it wrong...this wont be the most popular song with the fansies! No doubt even more of them will acually be vomiting over the cd by the time the 4th "mutt laced" song gets released! The Facebook fansies are probably just getting fed up...what with the whole "photoshopped cd cover" charade. As I highlighted at the time...over 20,000 "LIKED" the solo orb version...and then about 14,000 of those.... DIDNT "LIKE" the eventual "bait and switch" photo with the snoring mutt. These commenters must be a few of those fansies.

Hatti said...
"So are we saying that WY will be the one song that will be true to him? It seems lately he sings other people's lyrics more sincerely. Lets see what happens with this."

Flat out, Hatti, orb is NOT a very good songwriter. He seems to need ALOT of help to come up with songs. His first single needed 3...count em 3, songwriters...for one verse and the chorus simply repeated 3 times! The last 5 or 6 songs he's written on his own, I sampled lyrics to them on a comment...not very impressive. I more recently backtracked his album's writing credits...and found that orb has only written 14 songs by himself...in his entire career...and that goes back 19 years to 1991! He NEEDS someone else to give him his most meaningful words and music !

123xyz said...

Nice try at deflecting one of the reasons for Swift's sales, Maclen. Don't comment on that, just do the put down of the poster. BTW I haven't disappeared for weeks on end and I don't post with anyone else. So, wrong again.

maclen said...

Ha! so...in this Edition of "Insomniac Theater 3000: orb Edition"...

...I was just pursusing the Youtubes...btw, orb's single STILL only has 48k views in a month...AND his vevo video only has 27k views...pathetic! Anyways, I was perusing youtube, and I just figured I would simply check if a leaked version of orb's next itunes preview song, "You gonna fly" was posted...no song yet...BUT I did get a result of an orb past song, "Better life"... because a lyric in the song was "your're gonna fly" So I figured I'd get a sample of "Better Life" And my reaction immediately was..."Do the monkey's realize that the musical start of this song is a complete rip off of the musical start of the The Bee Gees' "Jive Talking?" Check it out, contrast and compare...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjlX1_Jq4EY

Keith Urban - Better life


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBw25CrUS-o&ob=av3n

Bee Gees - Jive Talkin' (Video)

...AND...another reaction was another suspicion...and YES..."Better Life WAS ALSO co-written with RICHARD MARX!! So, of course, now I had to look into this further, right? Well... look at another orb/marx "collaberation"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl9LzvS4C24

Keith Urban - Everybody

...is a total rip off of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS53zuf_X10

Cyndi Lauper - True Color

...the pattern is exactly the same...the start of each song by "milli and vanilli" here...is a complete lift off of other peoples songs...."Long hot summer" is The Police's "Dont stand so close to me", "Better Life" is The Bee Gees' "Jive Talking"...and "Everybody" is Cindy Lauper's "True Colors" Blimey...never knew marx was such a fraken musical plagiarist...or it simply could be that when he gets together with the "empty vessel" that is orb...he needs to resort to nicking other peoples melodies to write a song!

So, just for laughs...here's just one more example of marx's "music plariarism"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vthNBNqAEQY&p=AFDBEFD43682D51F&playnext=1&index=62

Richard Marx - "Now and Forever" Music Video

"Whenever I'm weary from the battles that wage in my head...

is a rip off of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water Original Version

"When your weary, feeling small when tears are in your eyes..."

...those two lines are what START EACH SONG...ha! pretty weak!

blue sky said...

I'm glad to see that there are some who still have a brain in MV and can openly admit they don't like his new music, Fading Fan. More power to those individuals. However, I shake my head at those that say they don't like the songs so far, but will buy the CD anyway. Why? Because it is "hot" Keith Urban? Why pay for music that you don't like?

Hatti said...

Oh! no! maclen, not BL please that makes me sad. Is it just the writer that can get sued or is it the person that records the song. Isn't the publishing company suppose to make sure all is ok before these songs are published? And who actually was the publishing co. during the time Kidman was ruling the roost? (((hmmmm)))) I wonder if there isn't some negligence here!! Oh now this could be very interesting!! ((giggles)))))

maclen said...

Hatti said...
"Oh! no! maclen, not BL please that makes me sad. Is it just the writer that can get sued or is it the person that records the song. Isn't the publishing company suppose to make sure all is ok before these songs are published?"

Pretty much, Hatti, WHOEVER has the money can get sued. Usually, it's either songwriters who believe their writings have been ripped off, or the publishing rights holders of a song...looking to get a paycheck are the ones who sue! My take...orb's and marx's filler music is just too lowkey to get sued...who would bother? I mean, it's the only clear reason marx hasnt been sued yet. Funny, in an ironic twist, seems marx's "now and forever" was a song downloaded by a fan, who was then sued by the RIAA and Capitol...for illegal downloading...and when the case went against...of course...the downloading fan, marx actually criticised the ruling...

http://www.p2pnet.net/story/23796

You got a raw deal: Richard Marx to Jammie Thomas

"According to Vivendi Universal (France), Sony (Japan), EMI (Britain), and Warner Music (US, kind of), Jammie Thomas-Rasset owes $80,000, for a total of $1.92 million, for a play list of 24 songs. Among the tunes listed in the RIAA vs Jammie Thomas-Rasset copyright infringemnent case is Richard Marx’s ‘Now and for ever,’ on EMI’s Capitol label.
"But, “As a longtime professional songwriter, I have always objected to the practice of illegal downloading of music,” Marx says in a statement quoted by Ars Technica.
I have also always, however, been sympathetic to the average music fan, who has been consistently financially abused by the greedy actions of major labels,” he says,"

Ha! So I assume...marx WAS NOT signed to Capitol when he made that statement!
So, another reason is, with the help of the RIAA, the music companys are now more concerned with fansies "illegally downloading" music...than in their "recording artists" infringing on other "recording artists!" All that money goes to the music companys anyways...so go after the "fans" now! And of course, we know the orb's opinion on illegal downloading..."go ahead and do it...I dont care!" HA!

maclen said...

...past posted...

...Ah ha...so, after a few weeks of dismal spins...and orb's single actually fell back one spot on the Billboard charts from #15 to #16...the monkeys are now rejoicing at the "sudden" and dramatic uptick in spins!

http://www.keithurban.net/forum/index.php?topic=40815.840

Almost as if by MAGIC...or more likely..."ON CUE!" Seems that no doubt, the monkeys rash of frantic emails to capnash, had the company finally let loose with that little "payola" to the radio stations! So again, it will be seen whether this will simply be a temp uptick...or the song DOES make it to #1! For as they themselves state...being #1 on Billboard is the only important thing to them in regard to the orb!

Hatti said...

Wow, so really it seems that by talking up illegal downloading they circumvented the attention off themselves and onto the people that are doing the downloading. Of course I can understand if the song isn't making a climb to the top then what does it matter.

Nothing that KU has on that CD is going very far even if it's good. There is a great storm cloud over the cover!! Can't say I blame them you vote and then your duped. I think it is pretty shabby!!

I believe if this keeps up a few years from now people will be saying who? Oh yea I think I remember them. ((giggles)))