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October 24th, 2004

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08:13 am - pop quiz, hotshot
So what do you do when you're starting your second number as musical guest on Saturday Night Live and the person cuing your vocal track messes up and plays the wrong track for you to "sing", revealing you as a lip-syncher on live TV?

A. Grin and lip-sync to the track as if nothing had happened and you meant to sing that song all along.

B. Pull an Elvis Costello and try to stop the music, saying "I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, I see no reason to do this tonight" and then launch into Radio, Radio.

C. Dance a goofy little jig for a few seconds while your vocal track continues to play and then slink offstage, embarrassed, while the musicians continue to play, looking bemused.

According to pop star Ashlee Simpson, the correct answer is

Also, according to her, you have to blame the band at the end of the show, saying "My band started to play the wrong song!" which is, really, the Classy Way Out.

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Date:October 24th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC)
Ugh, serves her right. Any time I hear that fucking "Pieces of Me" song on the radio, I turn it as fast as I can. It's more annoying than the EAS test... and considering I used to literally cry when those came on when I was a kid, that's pretty damn annoying.
Date:October 24th, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC)

Hey there!

No dissin Ashlee. She's hot.
Date:October 25th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey there!

If making fun of hot stupid people is wrong, I don't want to be right.
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Date:October 24th, 2004 02:09 pm (UTC)
Also, that'd make a fabulous icon for some teenybopper. They'll probably be stealing it from you shortly and using it to their advantage.
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Date:October 24th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's cute that she considers the guy running her vocal track part of the band.
Thank heaven my 9 year old niece is only into Avril. Kid singing 'Sk8r boy': Cute. Kid singing 'Not That Innocent': F'ckin creepy.
Date:October 24th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
As good a story as that sounds like, I think my favorite part about it is that I have no idea who that girl is. The combination of tenaciously avoiding pop culture and being out of the country for several months is serving me well. Yay!
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Date:October 24th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC)
I never understood the line that goes along the way of "If you want my autobiography, just ask me." I mean, unless she'd written an autobiography and you could buy it from any chain book store, why would you ask anyone else for that?

Or do people write unauthorized autobiographies or something nowadays?
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Date:October 24th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine and I used to joke about the 'unauthorized autobiographies' of ourselves that would someday be available.
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Date:October 24th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC)
i hadn't heard of her before this
Date:October 24th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC)
Are you serious? You never heard of Ashlee? I guess it's not that uncommon considering she was acting on Seventh Heaven while her bigger sister, Jessica, was making waves with her Chicken of the Fish comments.
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Date:October 25th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)
Her publicity people are pissing themselves with laughter, but they're not upset. Her fans don't give a shit, and ink is ink.
Date:October 24th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)

Ashlee Simpson had barely intruded into my consciousness, and now thanks to you I want that as an icon.
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Date:October 25th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)
LOL! My husband named her the next Milli Vanilli on his blog this afternoon. It amazes me that she didn't just wave off the band and start over.
Date:October 26th, 2004 10:35 pm (UTC)
Wait, so... people really think she's hot?

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