This morning I got up and thought, today, today I had better get at that blog. It's probably been a month, maybe even five weeks, since I set up Is It Just Me and perhaps I'll get at it in earnest. I went to Blogspot, opened my blog, and saw that my inaugural and only entry was written in September! Evidently it is just me, or more accurately, it isn't even me. Ai yi yi. Not an auspicious start.
Since I created Is It Just Me, (did I mention this was back in September?) Whoopi Goldberg has had a book published entitled Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There? Congratulations on your book, Whoopi. I'm about to embark on my third paragraph myself.
Saw Burlesque last night. It's fun, entertaining. Christina Aguilera has a voice to die for. But honestly, if a huge part of the story hinges on switching from lip-synced numbers to live numbers in the burlesque hall, it might be a bad idea for the performers to lip-sync the numbers in the film. It just doesn't feel authentic. You can tell they are singing in a studio because you don't hear any variation in the sound. No movement, no ambient sound, no winded breathing. I would have preferred the clinking of some glasses and banging of heels on the stage to the consistent power of the voice in the mic. Is it just me or is Hollywood consistently disappointing?