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Cyndi Lauper proves herself time after time in Tel Aviv
Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/1/14 | David Brinn

Posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Cyndi Lauper let her true colors shine through on Saturday night at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Foul-mouthed, big-hearted and still quirky as hell after all these years, the bright-red haired, combat boot-wearing 60-year-old entertainer revisited her landmark debut album She's So Unusual, performing it in its entirety upon its 30th anniversary.

Whether spinning like a dervish, climbing onto speaker stacks, roaming out into the audience, or getting down on her knees to sing, Lauper has lost none of her spunky spirit, nor her powerful lung capacity. Her crack band, anchored by bassist William Wittman who performed and acted as engineer and producer on She's So Unusual back in 1983, accurately recaptured the new wave era, replete with echoing rim shots from the drums, cheesy synth riffs from the keyboards and upbeat dance tempos.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: cindilauper; concert; israel; telaviv
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Yet another entertainer with some courage and sense.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Why the need to be Foul Mouth? Is that what attracts people to her show?


2 posted on 01/05/2014 8:19:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Eleutheria5

Even though a lot of 80s artists professed to hate Reagan, their music by and large, reflected the energy and optimism that marked his two terms.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 8:20:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dunno. I remember her music videos, nothing foul or even suggestive in them. They were funny.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 8:21:06 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A foul mouth in older people is often a sign of dementia.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 8:23:37 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Eleutheria5

Cute, quirky, odd-ball.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 8:24:26 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Eleutheria5
It is worth noting that Lauper received requests from some activists to boycott Israel. Those requests were, obviously, ignored.
7 posted on 01/05/2014 8:27:38 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Its so funny that so many acts from the 80’s:

Duran Duran, Human League, Heaven 17, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, Men Without Hats, A Flock Of Seagulls

Abandoned the basic style of music that made them great to “experiment”, “ be true to themselves”, bring in the black female background singers, turn to Jazz and RB and who knows what additions. Just shut up and play the style that made you all hits in the beginning and maybe you (most) wouldn’t be remembered as “one hit wonders”.

It gives special satisfaction to see many all these old bands go out and tour and they leave out all their newer crap and play what made us like them in the beginning. Maybe if they would have done that from the start they would have found more success.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 8:29:50 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Eleutheria5

Never really got into her, but compared to stagesluts of today Cindy’s a class act.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:18 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Eleutheria5

She is 60?
Wow. I thought she was much younger than that.

Always kind of liked her, and her music, for some strange reason.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:57 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Did you ever watch The Goonies? her song The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough sticks with you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs


11 posted on 01/05/2014 8:43:23 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: icwhatudo
Just shut up and play the style that made you all hits in the beginning

Ain't that the truth. It's more than a bit annoying to go to a concert and not know two-thirds of the songs.

12 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:20 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Eleutheria5

How nice for Ms. Lauper and the audience! I’m surprised that she’s 60. I’d have guessed 50.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 8:46:25 AM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Old Obama Women Just Wanna Have Fun!


14 posted on 01/05/2014 8:48:21 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Leaning Right

There are some good ones out there. Megadeth’s frontman Dave Mustaine refuses to tour with openly satanic or anti Christian bands. A few years back an Israeli promoter threw “Cannibal Christ” off the tour because Mustaine said he wouldn’t tour with them.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 8:48:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m a big Cyndi Lauper fan. Very early in her career I predicted that she was a certain future star. Bigger than Madonna I was asked by my children. Of course, I answered, she is much the better singer.

To this day I am routinely reminded of this error in judgement by these same children - all grown up now.

But, I still like Cyndii way better than Madonna.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 8:49:16 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Eleutheria5

Her band does crack? Who knew?


17 posted on 01/05/2014 8:51:31 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: InterceptPoint

I like her too. She made one movie during her heyday with Jeff Goldblum, she was quirky, delightful and quite fetching :)


18 posted on 01/05/2014 8:55:20 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Eleutheria5

Good for her!


19 posted on 01/05/2014 8:56:59 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Time After Time still brings tears to my eyes.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 8:57:01 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw her on Broadway about ten years ago in a revival of The Threepenny Opera, and say what you will, it is least admirable that she does make the absolute most of what little talent she has.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 9:03:17 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: Eleutheria5
Only read the clip so far -- but the fact is this: "Time After Time" is one of the most beautiful pop songs ever written. It was lovely and captivating and reassuring when she wrote it in 1984, and it's lovely and captivating and reassuring 30 years later.

It was such a good song that Miles Davis did a (fantastic) rendition of it.

As for foul language ... off the top of my head, I can think of two men who are/were among the most Christian, generous, morally sound, big-hearted, life- and God-loving, productive, ethical, kind, and right-minded people imaginable, who are/were among THE most excruciatingly foul-mouthed individuals I've ever known -- Hollywood couldn't out-swear them. And I've known lonely, needy folks whose language was clean as a whistle, but to whom being kind and generous was the same as being "weak."

Like the Book advises: Judge a tree by its fruit.

22 posted on 01/05/2014 9:08:49 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Mastador1

Yep.

And several others of them do too.. And I don’t know why they do with me. I’m not a big music listener, and generally I prefer classical stuff (Bach, Beethoven, not the Beatles) and spy /adventure / cowboy movie themes.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 9:09:37 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: InterceptPoint
But, I still like Cyndii way better than Madonna.

YEP!!!! Way better. To me, Lauper was "the real deal" of what Madonna aspired to symbolize.

24 posted on 01/05/2014 9:12:47 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: PUGACHEV
...say what you will, it is least admirable that she does make the absolute most of what little talent she has.

After all, it only takes a little talent to pen a song that is played all over the world (just heard it on the radio last night and my sweetheart and I commented how beautiful that song is still today), loved, sung, memorized, and recorded by many, for going on three decades.

Pugachev, on the other hand, probably has many TRULY talented accomplishments under his belt to show us what talent really is.

*rolls eyes*

25 posted on 01/05/2014 9:21:28 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Eleutheria5
She did some fun stuff in the 80’s...including one or two entertaining videos.I saw her signing autographs at J&R in Manhattan a couple of years ago and she looked pretty good.I didn't get an autograph...I just happened to be there when she was there.
26 posted on 01/05/2014 9:31:18 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Still not worth listening to, after all these years


27 posted on 01/05/2014 9:33:23 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why the need to be Foul Mouth? Is that what attracts people to her show?

Her fanbase is primarily composed of gay men.

28 posted on 01/05/2014 9:33:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: InterceptPoint

She was/is a much better singer than Madonna ever was.

I don’t think you were in error there.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 9:35:34 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Eleutheria5

Her crack band? Do they allow that sort of thing in Israel?


30 posted on 01/05/2014 10:15:58 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: icwhatudo
Just shut up and play the style that made you all hits in the beginning

I remember Joe Walsh performing "Rocky Mountain Way" and saying, "If I'd known I'd have to be singing this song for the next 30 years, I'd have written something different."

I guess the accolades can't compensate for the boredom.

31 posted on 01/05/2014 10:20:54 AM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: LegendHasIt
Wow. I thought she was much younger than that.

Yep. Hard to believe she was already 30 when her debut album came out.

32 posted on 01/05/2014 10:31:28 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Eleutheria5

“Can’t stop messin with the danger zone.” ;)


33 posted on 01/05/2014 10:35:38 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Eleutheria5

She had a talk show for a while. Didn’t last long. I tuned out when she started sounding like a nutty Liberal.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 10:39:03 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: dfwgator

And my wife.


35 posted on 01/05/2014 10:40:06 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Eleutheria5

The last I heard, she had discovered the blues.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 10:43:28 AM PST by yawningotter
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To: Gay State Conservative

I get a kick out of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and she was pretty good on the Goonies movie. But really, the only reason she interests me now is that she’s bucking the fashion among arty-farties, and playing Israel. We’ll take whatever support we can get.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 10:46:57 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tax-chick
"I’m surprised that she’s 60. I’d have guessed 50."

Toni Basil of "Mickey!" fame turned 70 last year...


38 posted on 01/05/2014 10:49:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I knew a girl who could really sing, even took opera in college. She raved about Lauper’s range and about her being one of the great pop singers.

I listened to this for 20+ years but continued to roll my eyes. I was wrong.

My wife wanted to see Lauper on her ‘Memphis Blues’ tour a couple of years ago, so I caved and bought tickets. Lauper was great in concert. Her backing band was made up of old school R&B musicians who had played with people like Al Green and Booker T. & the MGs, and a lot more.

There are a great many ‘artists’ these days who just lip synch and dance around to pre-recorded music. Seeing someone like Lauper perform live turned out to be a real treat, and to my old friend L. who talked about her for so long, you were right and I was wrong.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 10:50:55 AM PST by Stevenc131
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To: Eleutheria5

I miss Captain Lou Albino.


40 posted on 01/05/2014 10:52:08 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: icwhatudo

Nothing leads to mass exits for bathroom breaks more than “....and now here is a song from our new album.”


41 posted on 01/05/2014 10:52:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

My wife and I went to the Donny & Marie Christmas Show in Nashville last month. They put on a great show. About two and a half hours. Everyone at the Bridgestone Arena loved it. And NOT ONE profane word was uttered. Quite refreshing. I detest those that seem to think it’s necessary to use that. As for Cindy Lauper, I have no use for her.


42 posted on 01/05/2014 10:52:40 AM PST by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: NCC-1701

I respect Donnie and Marie for keeping their act clean and wholesome. On the other hand, it’s still Donnie and Marie.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 10:55:45 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why the need to be Foul Mouth?

About 10 years ago, a fowl fouled her mouth at an outdoor venue in NH, iirc.

Direct hit during while holding a note. Luke Skywalker would have been jealous of the accuracy.

Probably a seagull.

44 posted on 01/05/2014 11:31:14 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Eleutheria5; NCC-1701

RE: On the other hand, it’s still Donnie and Marie.

Did they do the: ‘I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit rock and roll’ bit?


45 posted on 01/05/2014 11:45:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Eleutheria5

Her first appearance on Johnny Carson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfr9fucD-3A&sns=em


46 posted on 01/05/2014 11:45:57 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes they did.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 11:50:26 AM PST by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I detect she has a Brooklyn accent.


48 posted on 01/05/2014 12:09:58 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Wow. I had no idea.

She's got a brain!

Pretty funny line about having fun in her line of work, "Well, I could have been a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist, but ... "

Looks like Carson was pleasantly surprised!

49 posted on 01/05/2014 12:12:19 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Eleutheria5

I detect she has a Brooklyn accent.

***

I don’t know... maybe British?

;-)


50 posted on 01/05/2014 12:23:34 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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