Saturday, November 07, 2009

Quote of the Day: Louis Walsh

"Gordon Brown and Simon Cowell both have something in common.
Neither of them know what the public want."


Louis Walsh on X Factor (referring to John & Edward)

23 comments:

jordy said...

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Tom said...

Except Gordon Brown was right about this pair. (Although now he's set out his stall against them, they'll probably win...)

The Boiling Frog said...

A joke like that on prime telly is proof that Brown is finished.

Paul Burgin said...

If the public want Jedward, then I can safetly say that the public are wrong and have either the wrong attitude in voting or have no musical taste at all. Arrogant? Yes. But given that I am an unashamed snob when it comes to chart music, prefering talent and longevity over style, it's an area where I feel I can be arrogant and also right.

trevorsden said...

So do we call the duo at the top of govt Pordon? Or Geter?

Are the terrible twins ru(i)nning our economy Galitair or Ardon?

trevorsden said...

PS
Please don't anybody ask Brown to send best wishes to the England RL team next week.

Westerly21 said...

Paul Bergin said:
"given that I am an unashamed snob when it comes to chart music, prefering talent and longevity over style, it's an area where I feel I can be arrogant and also right"

Why the hell are you watching X Factor then?

JPT said...

Add David Cameron to that list.

The Grim Reaper said...

Quite an insult to Simon Cowell, I would think. For example, there are no clips of Cowell picking his nose in the middle of an X-Factor audition, are there?

Nor are there rumours doing the rounds that he's mentally ill, nor is it being claimed (by some) that there are pictures of Cowell on a rocking horse wearing a nappy.

If I were Cowell, I'd sue for such derogatory comments.

The Grim Reaper said...

trevorsden said "Please don't anybody ask Brown to send best wishes to the England RL team next week."

All the press need to do is get a foreign journalist to ask him to wish the Aussies good luck. Then the cup is definitely for England's taking.

Ross said...

Does this mean that David Cameron is the Jedward of British politics..... oh dear.

Thatsnews said...

Louis has more in common with Brown than Cowell. They are both Celtic failures.

Barking Spider said...

That's the most sensible thing I've read all week! DC has the same problem, methinks.

Mark M said...

Paul Burgin - "given that I am an unashamed snob when it comes to chart music [...] it's an area where I feel I can be arrogant and also right"

The only people who are 'right' about chart music are the people who buy the records. Some people, like yourself, may say that you prefer talent over style but when it comes down to it, all that matters in chart music is selling records. Lots and lots of records. Who are you to say certain things shouldn't be number one (Flat Eric for example - classic example of style over talent but it was number one).

No word on the US and Canada's bitch-slap of Brown's transaction tax plans?

guinness said...

Unusual statement from Louis. Seeing as he owes his job to Simon and would be sacked in a flash if Simon decided it was right for the X Factor ( flashback ...Louis crying at being sacked last year). Simon is worth millions because he knows exactly what the public wants.
Now the PM knows what the public wants. But being in power doesn't have to care.
Now the crux of the matter. And relevant to your blog Iain.
Dave knows what the public wants but doesn't care either. He may be right in his defence of scrapping his referendum. But most people in the world outside of blogs thought he had promised them one. You can debate semantics all day but the majority of the population thought dave had promised us a referendum. No offence but people who have never heard of blogs or you or Sky News paper reviews etc etc thought they were getting a referendum..
So while honest Tory voters were wiping Julie off of their shoes Dave was sitting quietly hoping that she would re appear and it would all be forgotten. And while candidates forget to mention that they have had affairs then complain that they are picked on for being female while only being selected because .. err they are female honest voters are going mental. ( probably not PC ).
So Iain Tory voters like myself are not impressed when you use quotes from pathetic programmes on tv to try and boost the troops.
It has gone way past that nonsense.
We are ANGRY.

Paul Burgin said...

Westerley21:

"Why the hell are you watching X Factor then?"

For the old chestnut, to be offended and complain ;-).
But seriously, there is some good talent that goes before those judges and it's a shame they don't get voted in.

Paul Burgin said...

Mark. M: "The only people who are 'right' about chart music are the people who buy the records. Some people, like yourself, may say that you prefer talent over style but when it comes down to it, all that matters in chart music is selling records. Lots and lots of records. Who are you to say certain things shouldn't be number one (Flat Eric for example - classic example of style over talent but it was number one)."

That's fair, but it's sad that people do not have what I'd call a sensible criteria in making their choices. Talented individuals don't get the breakthrough they deserve and people who don't do. Seeing Jedward make prats of themselves week-in, week-out and still being voted in is basically rewarding bad behaviour

Paddy Briggs said...

Iain

And you do I suppose? Would you like to tell us what it is?

IanW said...

In our brave, new post-Lisbon world, it won't matter a d**n what the public wants. It's very sad for you, Iain. I'm sure your party loyalty will get you some kind of place under the next government, but it won't be worth the candle. Of course, it could help you make a comfortable living, but I get the impression that's incidental to you. Better to withdraw gracefully now, rather than face the ignominy of uselessness once the excitement of getting what you want has died away.

Stephen said...

How funny that some people will even twist an x factor thread into being about the Lisbon Treaty.

Away from the blogosphere, I have met precisely nobody who cares about this referendum (if they are privy to the facts.)

jordy said...

You must see these great songs about Cheryl, Simon and The X Factor on youtube dot com /thisisjohnnyblack

IanW said...

Funny how party hacks of all colours employ the fatuous and vacuous to distract from their lack of any principal other than political advantage.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which ...

the joker said...

Simon Cowell knows how to use 4 hours of live TV to fund his fortune, and Gordon Brown has kept the Conservative Party out since the last Century.

Louis is Irish.