"OOPS...I DID IT AGAIN!" with PMJ
07-06-2015, 02:55 PM,
#31
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
I'm a pessimist in general, so I don't mind a song of heartfelt wishful thinking where 'love conquers all' and the motivations that cause us to harm each other don't exist. John Lennon was not a perfect man by any stretch, who is? #LoveIsAllYouNeed

I think that the song means so much to Haley and the Reinharts, dyed in the wool Beatles' fans, just gives it that extra touch of Heart that only Haley would be able to deliver
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07-06-2015, 03:16 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-06-2015, 03:18 PM by XAtlantic.)
#32
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
(07-06-2015, 02:55 PM)Tusk Wrote: I'm a pessimist in general, so I don't mind a song of heartfelt wishful thinking where 'love conquers all' and the motivations that cause us to harm each other don't exist. John Lennon was not a perfect man by any stretch, who is? #LoveIsAllYouNeed

I think that the song means so much to Haley and the Reinharts, dyed in the wool Beatles' fans, just gives it that extra touch of Heart that only Haley would be able to deliver

I'm totally with ya on that one, Tusk. I've never really been a fan of "Imagine" but I've always respected its sincerity, its sentiment, its refusal to give in to real-worldly sobriety, and also admired its balance of the complex and the simple. So there you go. Probably it doesn't fit into this age, but Haley makes it a real-world happening all of her making all over, you just can't dismiss it, she makes it happen.

We should not be deceived by the amazing success of Creep (which is still rising), it can't happen all of the time - Habits has 2.5 mil views on YT, in the company of Morgan's "Take me to church", for example, not shabby at all, lots of pretty good songs have less. It used to be that 100k would be amazing, 100k people who encountered it. Here we take 100k for not much. But it is!

Somehow I think it won't be any of the above, it'll be a surprise. (And if there's any more shine on those cheeks in that photo I swear you'd be able to see the photographer at some point ... just joking!)

PS: Nothing like pre-release speculation excitement!
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07-06-2015, 03:18 PM,
#33
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
(07-06-2015, 02:49 PM)john Wrote:
(07-06-2015, 02:23 PM)Kevin Wrote: Maybe I am just an old and jaded has been hippie, but I think the song is a bad choice. There was a time I actually thought the lyrics/message was something noble to aspire to. ...

Ducking my head now, for all of the incoming I am about to take.

Actually I'm pretty much onboard with that. I don't find the vision moving. But the melody is great and I love the feel of the song. It is a classic.

Perhaps one of the reasons it hasn't been on more singing shows has to do with the lyrics. In Season 10, Scotty won and Lauren came in second (not the core demographic for Imagine). I imagine producers at AI might have feared the lyrics would have been off putting to many viewers. The Voice is a bit edgier.

Regardless, I'm not convinced Imagine would bring the big view numbers for Haley and PMJ. If they do record the song I'd be happy to be proved wrong.

It is slightly edgier. But it isn't even the edgiest song Sawyer sang, he also sang an anti-police song and still dominated with it. (I love this kid. But, truthfully, I think he could have covered Eminem and it wouldn't have mattered.. )

The thing is though, despite it being somewhat of a socialist song, when done right, it can be very innocent. When you talk about "All Time Idol moments" David Archuletta's "Imagine" has to come up. But of course, the song coming from Haley and the song coming from, say, Lauren..is going to deliver a different message.

I don't think it'll bring in the huge numbers either. But it's likely to be one of the best.
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07-06-2015, 03:29 PM,
#34
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
It's also a song that could latch on to some movement in social change, like what happened recently w/ the Supreme Court decision and marriage. It's definitely a song that people have different interpretations for, some seeing it as a an attack on the concept of religion, as opposed to an idealized philosophy of 'love everyone, hate no one'....

It may not reach uber popularity, but it also has potential to be a song for a movement, whether done by PMJ or someone else.
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07-06-2015, 03:52 PM,
#35
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
I can't wait for whatever it is - the comment "class it up" does not lead me to believe Imagine is it. Who knows we will find out ?. Her black long gloves and dress don't match any Lennon song IMHO.
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07-06-2015, 05:04 PM,
#36
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
(07-06-2015, 03:16 PM)XAtlantic Wrote: It used to be that 100k would be amazing, 100k people who encountered it. Here we take 100k for not much. But it is!

It's a big deal for me Wink
About to have my second 100K view video (after "Sail")

Quote:Tusk ‏@HaleysTusk 1m1 minute ago Pittsburg, CA
@HaleyReinhart "Creep" @ O2 only 4K views from 100K views in less that 4 months Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawPI6MqsT0

Took "Sail" alot longer to break 100K
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07-06-2015, 05:07 PM,
#37
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
It is funny how we used to freak out when "My cake" or "better" reached 10,000. I think we won't take all the success she's had for granted--nor will she.
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07-06-2015, 05:33 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-06-2015, 06:26 PM by john.)
#38
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
From the Postmodern Jukebox Facebook page:
Quote:Postmodern Jukebox
Get excited for a new PMJ video featuring Haley Reinhart coming out on Thursday!
It features the picture of Haley that Tusk put up on the preceding HF page.
https://www.facebook.com/postmodernjukeb...6407670922
Some of the comments:
Quote:Gorgeous girl! Gorgeous voice!

Quote:Drop dead gorgeous and talented as Hell! Some girls get it all! . And you deserve all the best, Haley!

Quote:My goodness are you beautiful. With an amazing voice to boot!

Quote:Such a classy lady. Can't wait! she has an AMAZING voice! Loved seeing her, and the gang, live in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Quote:Haley is a living doll. I love her personality, the tone of her voice, especially in All About That Bass. I enjoy Postmodern Jukebox so very much! Thank you for all the great videos.

Quote:Andrew Troxy Troxel She has one of the most amazing voices on the planet. I witnessed it live at your SF show. What a talent!

Quote:Cygnus Xone Honestly, I was a fan of Haley's from Idol. Especially her Zeppelin tune she did and Alanis. I also enjoyed her with Morgan James and Ms, Savalas doing All About That Bass, But then I watched her live with those same two woman doing Burn and am now totally turned off by her. She looked bored on stage, she looked like she wasn't having fun, and it appeared to be because she wasn't the in the spotlight. The other two wonderful women were up there giving it their all, and haley showed nothing but boredom, imo. Ms Reinhart, people are paying good money to see a good performance, please don't let them down. As a former performer, there were nights I wasn't feeling my best, but I left that backstage and gave my all to the paying customers and for my fellow bandmates. Without the paying public, we don't have careers in showbiz. PMJ is a team effort, not a solo act. Anyway. I'm still a huge fan of PMJ, just not so much Haley. Looking forward to more Morgan and Lara Johnston, Ashley and of course, Robin.
Smacks of the old "Haley's got a bad attitude" meme. I think he is confusing a intentional jazz style affectation for boredom.

Quote:WWWOOOOWWWWWW !!!!

Quote:I loved her on Idol and adore her even more now.
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07-07-2015, 03:04 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-07-2015, 03:21 PM by Tusk.)
#39
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
Quote:Tusk @HaleysTusk
@HaleyReinhart breaking out her "Spiderweb" @alyceparis dress for the next @PMJofficial video this Thursday!

[Image: CJP2ExiUsAAbFR0.jpg]

Quote:Haley Reinhart ‏@HaleyReinhart 1m1 minute ago
Haley Reinhart retweeted Tusk
Yes indeed! Currently at @alyceparis Heart
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07-08-2015, 10:47 AM,
#40
RE: Haley again recording with PMJ
Quote:pmjofficial
We've got a new video ft @haleyreinhart coming out on YouTube tomorrow!! Hint: the title is made up of two sentences #postmodernjukebox
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