Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Letter for Keith Urban in the Mailbag

Dear Keith,


I was a fan when you produced GREAT music. You know you did, right? Before that Betty Ford commitment. Your music used to touch my soul. Your music was inspirational, thought provoking, and meaningful. Now all I hear is Nyah Nyah Nyah, I married Nicole Kidman and that is all. Even when you have a moment of news-worthy events, such as the train station event yesterday, what’s the next thing we see? Voila! Keith and HIS WIFE are leaving their apartment... and the wife’s new movie is mentioned. Not the release of Keith’s CD. Of course, you are on your way to Chicago to record an Oprah show. And of course YOUR WIFE will be tagging along. You certainly could not be on Oprah to promote your CD, it will be to promote your wife’s new movie. Is that why the CD was “rushed out”.... even though it wasn’t “ready”? What a shill you have become. Why did I become a fan of yours in the first place? Oh, yeah.... You used to put out good music. Not so much anymore.

Signed,
A Former Fan

43 comments:

maclen said...

Well, that IS the 64 thousand dollar question...HOW many former fans will there clearly be counted once the final numbers on orb's cd are in? Because, truly...one former fan's opinion and one fansie's opinion IS NOT going to answer that. No matter how many "discussions" go back and forth on that subject...whether you think his music HAS suffered... or the quality may or may not be up to par with his past music. It's all subjective to each person. And when I point out that orb DOES have less "cd buying" fansie's than he's had only 3 years ago....that IS A FACT...and not at all open to debate! Which of course, IS NOT EVER DISPUTED ON THIS BLOG. There is of course, the "eternal" debate over whether orb is...too "pop" or bubble gum" nowadays...or a mediocre songwriter...is he truly in "love" or is he a "brainwashed puppet." And of course...the answer to those questions is...Yes! Ha! But of course, that is my own learned and analyzed opinion...one I have debated for a few years now...and have no interested in going over again. So, the letter by "A Former Fan" is that for him or her, that is the case...orb's latest "persona" is not to their liking...and only cd sales of his new "persona" will give a true indication of how many more he has lost.

A440 said...

Keith Urban Reveals the Meaning Behind His New Album Title, Get Closer

He tells us, "Through my relationship with my wife and really now having a daughter too, it's really becoming more and more apparent that the answer is to get closer. Always to commit fully and get closer." That love anchors Keith even when those old tendencies resurface. "When I want to run," Keith says, "that's probably the time I need to work on getting actually closer."

Interesting how he talks of himself, and how, even now with his perfect marriage and his perfect wife and perfect home life, he wants "to run."

Guess things aren't as perfect as he's always saying. I wonder how often he feels this, and how bad it gets...

http://wdez.com/blogs/post/vryan/2010/nov/16/keith-urban-reveals-meaning-behind-his-new-album

LindaMarie said...

Now the question why does he need to work on getting closer. When you find your so-called soul mate and you marry and start a family, are you not "close" to begin with?

There was a phrase on Urban's program from the Pain Tour, "things are not what they seem" or something to that effect. Life is not all rosy for the Kidmans. Sure Keith has by far more material possessions, more money, more homes, more so-called connections, but my question, is he really, really happy? Sure money and things are great, but when the day is said and done, can he really be honest and say, man I am one happy and lucky guy. My guess - not most of the time. I am sure she is high maintenance, she always was long before she set her eyes on him. Keith was always laid back, easy going, go with the flow type of guy.

His music is telling. You can be happy and in love and write good stuff. Or you can pretend to be oh so happy and your stuff is mediocre at best. Brad Paisely loves his wife, and he writes beautifully and cleverly. Alan Jackson is finally blissfully happy, and he writes from the heart not his pants.

I think Urban is in love with the idea of love and family only because he "found" it so late in in life. And I would imagine he was also tired of playing around and waiting for Ms. Right. I believed he settled, he wanted financial security and all be darned when he married his Benefactor. It is convenience for him as he no longer has to work so hard for what he wants. He tours when he wants, plays when he wants and when he wants, he threatens and bang, he gets a new car or guitar. It is a win win for all.

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Tara said...

Someone once said "everyone plays at life" - I don't remember who said that but it really does make sense for Urban. Five years ago, he was really coming into his own and was very close to the top. He was rich, good looking and he really has never not been in a relationship yet he was missing something. I say it was that big time high called fame. He wanted that- she provided that.

On Tuesday evening Kidman was at her film thing while Keith was hanging with Springsteen in NYC. Yep he blew her thing off to do what he loves be around other players. Now did he get to hang with the Boss because he is married to Kidman no. He was there because of what he can do all on his own. I think no one will ever know the dynamic between Kidman and Keith. But it is a sideshow to what he can do musically.

rememberwhen said...

Linda it may be a win win for Urban, but not his fans. They are the ones left out in the cold. They will at some point wake up and put a coat on. Just like we all have done.

If I was Kidman I would tell Keith to shut up about making his music all about her. People are getting really sick of it. It is going to hurt her at the movies. Who will want to sit there two hours watching her?

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blue sky said...

I have comments for some of you:

Maclen:

“Because, truly...one former fan's opinion and one fansie's opinion IS NOT going to answer that. No matter how many "discussions" go back and forth on that subject...whether you think his music HAS suffered... or the quality may or may not be up to par with his past music.”

Former fan or fansie, I think everyone has to agree, be honest and admit that his music is more Taylor Swiftish/Justin Bieberish than something that should be coming from a 43 year-old man - that’s not evolving.

A440:

“When I want to run," Keith says, "that's probably the time I need to work on getting actually closer."

RUN KEITH RUN!

LindaMarie:

“His music is telling. You can be happy and in love and write good stuff. Or you can pretend to be oh so happy and your stuff is mediocre at best. Brad Paisely loves his wife, and he writes beautifully and cleverly.”

Wake me up when Keith writes something comparable to “Waitin’ on a Woman”, “Then” or “Anything Like Me”. Otherwise, I’m not believing this marriage is a real, healthy love or that he has bonded with his daughter.

LindaMarie said...

FF and Tara:

Eventually he will tire of this game. It is exhausting to live lies. Lies that trip him up sometimes during interviews. Will he get to the level where he once was? Probably not, but I do believe there is some hint of the old Urban to come. He is tiring of the "life". Sure he wants his toys but does all that really provide what he is looking for? I don't think it does. Keith still has that black hole to fill and by chasing his wife around town and shilling for her work rather than his is getting old. He wants to be Keith Urban again, not Keith Kidman. Who will be the first to walk? Hard to say. Both will stay for their own selfish reasons and none of them have anything to do with love or sadly, Sunday Rose. The child is her PR tool so she can continue to promote the happy family life. She has to keep up with the Cruises which started this training rolling down the tracks to begin with. I think Keith is venturing off on his own a bit more now, doing what he wants to do when he wants. I still think he has a game plan, but nothing will be done until after Rabbit Hole. Do I think he is bothered by all the negativity surrounding him and the meaning of this new CD. Yes and no. I think it bothers him to a point that he may be losing fans by the dozens, however his die hard fans can be replaced by hers who adore this couple and the so-called happiness that Urban brings to their Queen. If anybody was a fan of Urban's starting with the Ranch onward, knows he is so capable of much better and that the last three efforts were, in fact an effort on his part. He knows what has happened in the past five years since the hook up that was supposed to better all. But it backfired to a point. Does he care that alot of people don't particularly care for his wife, not really, because I don't think he particularly cares for his wife. However it is a well oiled machine that eventually will fall apart. Who makes the first move is still the guessing game.

Laura said...

I do agree Brad Paisley is a phenominal writer... And he doesn't have to talk about his wife for people to believe that he loves her. I am a huge BP fan!

Choice said...

Saw the CD in the shops yesterday. Looked at the back cover to see Granny's arm over him. Talk about domination. Willing to bet the album will flop on Aussie charts.

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hoosierlady said...

Tara said. . "On Tuesday evening Kidman was at her film thing while Keith was hanging with Springsteen in NYC. Yep he blew her thing off to do what he loves be around other players. Now did he get to hang with the Boss because he is married to Kidman no."

Do you think he would have been playing with Springsteen if he hadn't married Kidman?

Ha!

One more time with feeling. . .

Plastic people.

There was never a lovesick poet. There was always a fame hungry musician.
There was never a love starved actress.
There was an actress that wanted a baby, for a baby, it is always better to have a husband, a husband that is a musician is better than a husband that is not, please see the people she dated prior to the orb.

Maclen, I love you.

Urban Myths said...

Here's the current issue of Country Weekly. Kidman got her name on the cover. Surprise. Not.

http://www.countryweekly.com/this_issue

Hatti said...

The one thing about the Aussies a bloke is the one that wears the pants and NEVER CARRIES A PURSE!!!I'm sure they feel KU has lost his manhood!!

Well if he is trying to make this CD work? I would have to say he went about it totally wrong, and he very well knows it. But if the boss wanted to be immortalized then she gets what she pays for. Simple as that!!

Sorry maties but to make the kind of money from his fans that he gets from her he would have to work a lot harder then I believe he is willing to work!!

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Hatti said...

Well FF she is spending an awful lot of money. Maybe she is trying to reduce her overhead.

She is suppose to be on Bdway next year and also do the HBO movie. So maybe she will use the penthouse then. For now she can have it pay for itself.

She also just purchased the condo in LA at least we think she has. Of course real estate gets her name in the papers even if it's not true. She can't get enough PR!!!

Snowowl said...

This new cd is nowhere up to the Keith Urban I used to know. I can remember listening to him all night at clubs around Nashville long before he ever got a record deal and this cd irritates me to no end. I can only hope at some point that Keith gets his head out of his ass and remembers his love of music again. The night of the CMA's seeing him on stage playing the gango with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood I saw more life in him then than I have in awhile.
I miss seeing the light in his eyes, the laughter, the swagger he had. The times I have seen any real smile from him is when he is looking at his daughter.

mikki said...

maclen, question for you. I saw the video of Keith on the Today show. He said "its not confirmed yet" but he'll be touring the middle of next year. Is it unusual for an artist to wait eight months to begin a tour after his new music comes out? Should we expect to see yet another CD right before his tour?

Also, does the record label arrange the tours? And if so, is the delay in touring because KU has to arrange his own tour?

You seem to have knowledge about these things so thanks for any info you can provide.

Choice said...

Fading fan - just clarifying what you mean about the photos on the CD. In Australia, it is just him on the cover of the CD, while on the back of the CD is her arm over him but you can't see her face. I haven't looked inside the CD booklet though. What is on the cover of the US CD? Kidman kissing Urban???

http://nicole-kidman-journey.blogspot.com/

maclen said...

hoosierlady said...
"Maclen, I love you."

Thanks hoosier, I appreciate the sentiment! But then again...dont we all?...dont we all!! And as to your comment...

"There was never a lovesick poet. There was always a fame hungry musician.

Truly, shallowness and one dimensional transparency CANNOT be acted over such a long period of time. Kardasian...paris...sarah palin are just a incapable of rising above that common knowledge.
So, as the cd gets peddled...the newly transplanted monkeys fret over his poorly performing single...the beat goes on...

blue sky said...

Welcome Snowowl! It sounds like you have been exposed to Keith's music for a long time. Can I ask what was the final straw that broke the camel's back for you? It seems like many fans are coming around and realizing he has lost his talent and muse with this album. You didn't mention his wife at all. How do you feel about her? Do you feel she is the cause for this new style of music?

I'm glad to see more fans coming around and speaking up that they don't like this music. That's what I didn't like about the whole Monkeyville scene - it was shame on you if you didn't like something involving Keith. Instead you were told to appreciate everything he gives us because he works so hard to entertain us - blah, blah, blah. If I don't like a song or a performance, I think I am entitled to speak my opinion.

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Hatti said...

Choice, that's very interesting. So the cover that's being displayed in Oz is the one the fans voted on here that won by a landslide!

Moosie girl has always dressed that child with less clothes then she wears. Of course it's all about PR even if it's negative.The only thing that counts is she is being talked about. You want to see that wretch get crazy? Well hang on to your hats cause when all the media dries up for good she will be in a booby hatch within the week!!! ((giggles))))

I'm surprised his songs are on itunes. That gives his fans a chance to download the songs that are worth anything and avoid buying the whole CD.

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mikki said...

Fading Fan, just a heads up. There is ONE fan on Just Jared with several user names. He/she counters anything negative said about KUNK.

maclen said...

mikki said...
"maclen, question for you. I saw the video of Keith on the Today show. He said "its not confirmed yet" but he'll be touring the middle of next year. Is it unusual for an artist to wait eight months to begin a tour after his new music comes out?"

Yeah mikki, as I mentioned previously, it does look like the orb is in a "restructuring" mode right now. And it seems it does go back to those "360 effects" that were revealed about his new non-traditional deal with capitol. If capitol "USED" to get a piece of orb's concert tour...which I truly beleived was the reason for this year's "county fair and festival tour"...to help reinburse capnash through those "360 effects." So, it's clear if orb is NOT ready to go on tour...as you mention...til well into NEXT year...orb clearly needs to line up the sponsors to NOW pay for the ENTIRE tour...as capnash obviously now takes NO cut of that...so why would they want to help fund it, right? NOw clearly, orb's 'brain trust" has all the "logistics and connections" set up to arrange the tour...it's just a matter of who is gonna pay for it. If orb himself pays for it all...that will cut into his share of the profits. I once mentioned...if your mcCartney...the boss...U2 etc...they can set up a world tour with a plethera of willing sponsors who would stand in line to get in on their tours! If orb wont go out on tour to support this cd till the middle of next year...he simply has a funding issue he needs to take care of! As to another cd...I wouldnt be surprised if he wasnt that desperate to have another cd for next year! We shall see.

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blue sky said...

If they were coming out of their new penthouse in the Jared pictures, why were they supposedly walking from the apartment to a waiting car? I thought this new penthouse had a car elevator with a garage in the penthouse?

Hatti said...

You can't get much PR getting into your car in an elevator. After all she pays big bucks for those paps to get her pic. Can't have them not earn their money now can we!! ((giggles)))

123xyz said...

They aren't leaving the new apartment (with the sky garage) they are leaving the old one, that they are about to rent out.

Snowowl said...

I have been around here for awhile just not posting. Please don't misunderstand me in that I am still a fan of Keith Urban. I also firmly believe that somewhere inside of him his talent is still there it just was not showing on this new cd.
The fan club is a complete and utter joke and has been for years. I can remember when the original was set up and all. Heck I can remember when there wasn't a fan club haha. I am not sure if there are any others lurking on here that have met him or knows him. I can say I have had the pleasure of meeting him many times and during the early years the access to him and Jerry wasn't difficult at all. They would come and sit at the tables and talk to you after sets. Some of us got to know different acts quite well when they were starting out and as they climbed the ladder. I remember when Keith's fan club first formed and the "monkeys" really started and some of them scared the heck out of us old time fans. There is no way my ass was gonna lose a job, mortgage a house, get a divorce and such just over concerts.
I know there are people on here who don't believe Keith love Nicole but unfortunately I think he does and she uses that to her advantage. Keith believes that she is "perfect" and she was these wonderful things that a guy like him didn't deserve. He has had a terrible self image. The only time he has felt good about himself was when he had a guitar in his hands.
I honestly question her motives in this relationship as she basks in his devotion. She uses the fact that he adores her and Sunday against him and I want to slap her for it.

Hatti said...

Ok, so she puts her old apt up for rent. She purchased a new one months ago. But she stays in the old one? Oh, of course use the media to rent your apt. Well that makes sense since you pay for all the PR you get, you may as well use them to your best advantage!!

Sounds like she uses this stratergy for everything she pays for. Back a CD make sure it's all about her till everyone chokes on it!! ((giggles))))

Hatti said...

Yes Snow anyone that knew him then cannot believe this is the same person. I'm sorry I don't believe for one minute he is in love with a self absorbed nut!! He is much to self absorbed to give all for a person like her.

If you know anything about Aussie men let me say this. There isn't one of them that would allow a sheila to tell him squat!!!


If this wasn't a business deal I would say that KU has serious mental issues or she is putting something in his food every night!!

Now she's got enough pills in her cavernous to do that and maybe she is but that would be the only reason for this kind of behavior coming out of a man that stood larger then life in all he did!!!!

Tara said...

sorry but whoever said that they are leaving the place she is planning to rent out is wrong. She is planning to rent out an apartment that she bought in her sisters name. The apartment she is staying at now and where Keith picks her up at was part of her deal with her former husband.
No plans to put this one on the market.

Hatti said...

Tara, I guess you got it right there. He picks her up at?? ((giggles)))))))))))))

123xyz said...

The place they were leaving is the place on Perry Street (which is the same place all the real estate articles say is for rent). It's the place they have been photographed coming and going from for the last so many years (going to the gym, going to the movies. Keith leaving alone and/or with Kidman and Sunday). All you have to do is go back and look at photos Tara, it's the same place. If you can blow up some of the photos you will see that it says the address right on the door to the place. On this you are wrong. The reason they aren't at the new place with sky garage is because it's not completed yet. So that's why they were still staying at the old place.

Snowowlm don't let them run you off. I completely agree with you.

Tara said...

wo hold those horses since I don't know nor stalk Kidman I haven't a clue where she may actually live. I was going by an article that I read that said that the apartment that Kidman is wanting to rentout is one that she has NEVER lived in so maybe
some are right in assuming that Kidman and Keith only exit buildings for PR purposes.