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'This Isn't Milli Vanilli': Obama Inauguration Music Was Pre-Recorded [memories of ChiCom Olympics]
FoxNews.com ^ | January 22, 2009

Posted on 01/23/2009 4:37:49 AM PST by ETL

WASHINGTON -- Whether you loved or hated the classical music played at President Barack Obama's inauguration, what you heard was a recording made two days earlier unless you were sitting within earshot of the celebrated performers.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriella Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill made the decision a day before Tuesday's inauguration after a sound check to use a previously recorded audio tape for the broadcast of the ceremonies.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airandsimplegifts; bhoinauguration; birthcertificate; creep; fake; fakepresident; fraud; ignorantcomments; inauguration; itzhakperlman; johnwilliams; muchadoaboutnothing; music; phoney; phoneypotus; rightwingmoonbats; simplegifts; yoyoma
"The audience will understand that it's in the national interest"

Official: Child Singer Not Pretty Enough for Olympics Opener: Girl Lip-Syncs Her Song
FoxNews, August 12, 2008

A member of China's Politburo asked for the last-minute change to match one girl's face with another's voice, the ceremony's chief music director, Chen Qigang, said in an interview with Beijing Radio.

"The audience will understand that it's in the national interest," Chen said in a video of the interview posted online Sunday night.


[the "not-pretty-enough" little girl who
actually sang the song is on the left]

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402093,00.html

1 posted on 01/23/2009 4:37:52 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

I feel so.....cheated.


2 posted on 01/23/2009 4:41:34 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ETL

Reminds me of the Wizard at the Emerald Palace, behind the curtain.


3 posted on 01/23/2009 4:41:41 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: ETL

She was Smelly Cat.


4 posted on 01/23/2009 4:43:26 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: ETL

I think it’s fitting as we have the Milli Vanilli president who won the American Idol contest back in November.


5 posted on 01/23/2009 4:44:13 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: ETL

Oh...I thought this was a thread about Greg Craig the famous ventriliquist


6 posted on 01/23/2009 4:44:47 AM PST by paltz
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To: DBCJR
Reminds me of the Wizard at the Emerald Palace, behind the curtain.

Well, at least it apparently was their own music that was on the recording. It's not quite like the ChiCom situation.

7 posted on 01/23/2009 4:56:19 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: paltz
Obama is really George Soros. It explains a lot of things.
8 posted on 01/23/2009 5:00:40 AM PST by stayathomemom (Cat herder and empty nester)
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To: ETL

Yeah, I see this as a non-story. It was a pragmatic thing due to the cold weather.


9 posted on 01/23/2009 5:06:07 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: ETL

With 1000 other things to drive me nuts on Tuesday, this is not one of them.

As the article continues on to state, it was too cold for the woodwinds and strings to stay in tune. As a veteran playing such events, I can attest to the accuracy of that. It WAS them playing and they DID play, just not miked up.

And please, Yo-Yo Ma is not one to make fun of!


10 posted on 01/23/2009 5:07:26 AM PST by whattajoke
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To: ETL
I enjoyed the music by the group and have no problem with the fact it was pre-recorded. In fact while watching them perform I said to myself "self, with the temperature so cold, wouldn't that have a disasterous effect on those stringed instruments and wouldn't McGill's lips stick to his clarinet?"

I would also bet that the instruments in use were just cheap off brands purchased from Wal-Mart or Target and not their regular instruments.

11 posted on 01/23/2009 5:07:42 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60..Now we don't know where he is.)
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To: ETL

Even the music is an illusion, why does this not suprise me?


12 posted on 01/23/2009 5:08:49 AM PST by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: DBCJR

With Hillary as the wicked witch and Sarah as Dorothy.


13 posted on 01/23/2009 5:10:40 AM PST by Merlinator (January 20. 2009, A National Day of Mourning)
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To: whattajoke
With 1000 other things to drive me nuts on Tuesday, this is not one of them.

Agreed.

14 posted on 01/23/2009 5:15:21 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

“With 1000 other things to drive me nuts on Tuesday, this is not one of them.
Agreed.”

Smile. It’s a tiny segment of the news show about NOTHING.


15 posted on 01/23/2009 5:24:41 AM PST by StAntKnee (It's a show about NOTHING!)
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To: whattajoke
With 1000 other things to drive me nuts on Tuesday, this is not one of them.

I agree. There were many other things going on during the festivities that were more disturbing than that, if you would even consider that 'disturbing'.

This next one, I think, was much more troubling...

"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/4Jfw6fON_zH/One+Obama+Inaugural+Celebration+Lincoln+Memorial/1NNi5cTZF2d/Bruce+Springsteen
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER

*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist

*Joined the Communist Party in 1942

*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1619
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"He also accuses me [Ronald Radosh] of attacking Pete Seeger for 'the consistency of his commitment to peace and social justice,' ignoring that what I argued is that Seeger’s only consistency was to the current Communist Party line; that in fact, Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam. To Nichols -a rather dense left-winger -it is good form to acknowledge that perhaps 'Stalin was a bad guy,' and then simply get over it, and move on to campaign for very American socialist causes." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=01133F31-CE9A-40BC-B797-47CBB0023EF4
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"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

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Earth Day, April 22, 1970:
"The nationwide event included opposition to the Vietnam War on the agenda, but this was thought to detract for the environmental message.
Pete Seeger was a keynote speaker and performer at the event held in Washington DC."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day#Earth_Day_1970 ________________________________________________________

Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 – January 21, 1924

Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lenin
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Earth Day founded on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!

16 posted on 01/23/2009 5:25:29 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

Too bad they didn’t prerecord Elizabeth Alexander while they were at it.


17 posted on 01/23/2009 5:34:53 AM PST by Raster Man
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To: DBCJR
Yeah, I see this as a non-story. It was a pragmatic thing due to the cold weather.

Exactly. Condensation freezes inside wind instruments in freezing temps, so the players have to constantly be blowing warm air into their instruments even when not playing to keep them thawed out. Intonation is severely affected by cold weather, requiring instrumentalists to use all kinds of alternate fingerings to play in tune. Fingers get cold and stiff and the loss of flexibility and sensation is problematic (in all instruments, but esp. in strings).

I'm told the brass players use plastic mouthpieces in cold weather because the metal mouthpieces get too cold.

18 posted on 01/23/2009 5:39:28 AM PST by randita (If the government could "fix" the economy, we'd never have a recession.)
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To: randita

The military bands used specialized carbon threaded instruments made for cold conditions, not instruments that such masters would even consider.


19 posted on 01/23/2009 5:42:26 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Dixie Yooper
I feel so.....cheated.

I've been feeling that way since early November.....

20 posted on 01/23/2009 5:44:37 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I would also bet that the instruments in use were just cheap off brands purchased from Wal-Mart or Target and not their regular instruments.

Not so. I know this firsthand. US Marine Band brass players play their regular instruments, but with plastic mouthpieces in cold weather. Clarinetists play good quality resin or plastic instruments instead of their wooden ones because the wood might crack.

In no case are they cheap, "Wal-Mart" instruments.

Also, the only music that was pre-recorded was the John Williams piece. The rest of the band music was live.

The President's Own Marine Band is the premiere band in the U.S. It is a full time band. Most of the musicians in the band have advanced music degrees from conservatories such as Eastman, Juilliard, Curtis, Cincinnati, etc. It's a highly competitive and coveted position.

21 posted on 01/23/2009 5:45:45 AM PST by randita (If the government could "fix" the economy, we'd never have a recession.)
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To: DBCJR

The brass player I know who is currently in the President’s Own (which played on Tues.) used their regular instrument, but with a plastic mouthpiece. Wooden instruments such as clarinets are replaced with a good quality man made material.


22 posted on 01/23/2009 5:50:20 AM PST by randita (If the government could "fix" the economy, we'd never have a recession.)
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To: ETL
I always imagine Barack Obama's inauguration set to that dark, forboding trombone music from that Outer Limit's episode "The Hundred Days of The Dragon".
(an episode which has suspiciously disappeared from Netflix's instant play library, I should note...)
23 posted on 01/23/2009 6:19:24 AM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: ETL

Just a bit of the fakery and chicanery that was the Obama campaign and will be with the new administration.


24 posted on 01/23/2009 6:21:33 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: ClaudiusI
that Outer Limit's episode "The Hundred Days of The Dragon".

It all does sound a bit like science fiction. I keep thinking I'll wake up some morning and realize that it was all just a bad dream, perhaps an effect of watching too many Twilight Zone marathons.

To Serve Man
Writer: Rod Serling, based on the story by Damon Knight
Director: Richard L. Bare

Apparently benign alien emissaries show mankind how to end the misery of war, plague and famine. The Kanamits, nine-foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man. They end war, they end famine. They make the military wonder: what's the catch?

CAST: Richard Kiel, Hardie Albright, Robert Tafur, Lloyd Bochner, Lomax Study, Theodore Marcuse, Susan Cummings, Nelson Olmstead.

Watch it, or any other TZ episode, online for free at:
(see season 3, page 1. there are 3 seasons in all, each seasons page has 2 pages of listings)
http://www.cbs.com/classics/the_twilight_zone/
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25 posted on 01/23/2009 6:25:11 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Right-O

Ya think these guys would take out priceless Strads (Pearlman) or Davidovs (Ma) into 20 degree weather?

A non-story flamed by people searching for a legitimate issue (of which there are many out there!)


26 posted on 01/23/2009 6:38:59 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: DBCJR
Yeah, I see this as a non-story. It was a pragmatic thing due to the cold weather.

Yes, it was certainly too much to expect that the government would plan for cold weather for a JANUARY 20th! event.

They should have surrounded the musicians with some sort of windbreak and cover and then fired up the space heaters.

27 posted on 01/23/2009 6:47:41 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: randita
Not so.

Yo-Yo played a graphite cello that day.

28 posted on 01/23/2009 6:50:20 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: PurpleMan
flamed by people searching for a legitimate issue

Where the heck have you been? I've posted a TON of information on Obama and his radical associations and politics, a good deal of it many people here didn't know, and some more than a few still don't quite get. You can find a 'small' sample of this on my FR About page.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/

29 posted on 01/23/2009 6:57:49 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

Whoa, cowboy.

Was a-refering-a to the other people posting stuff.


30 posted on 01/23/2009 7:30:53 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: HIDEK6

I was referring to the Marine Band brass and woodwind instrumentalists - not the string players.


31 posted on 01/23/2009 7:59:50 AM PST by randita (If the government could "fix" the economy, we'd never have a recession.)
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To: randita

I was refering only to the cello and the violin owned by Yo-Yo Ma and Perlman. If they weren’t actually going to play then I can’t seem them subjecting their concert instruments to that extreme cold conditions...


32 posted on 01/23/2009 10:02:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My grandpa started walking five miles a day when he was 60..Now we don't know where he is.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Got it - true.


33 posted on 01/23/2009 10:12:10 AM PST by randita (If the government could "fix" the economy, we'd never have a recession.)
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