I'm not a fan either. For the same reason I have a hard time with the piano
guys. I like the music okay, but I cannot stand to watch them. All of the
dancing around and false display of emotion drives me nuts. Let me feel the
music and choose how to react to it, I don't need you waving around and
swaying to tell me when I should be feeling something.When I played
in college the first chair clarinetist would always swoosh her clarinet around
when she was playing, drove me nuts.
I still find it interesting how so many people believe that their opinions are
"gospel" and that the rest of us non-believers are somehow illiterate
know-nothings! Re: Lindsey's place in all this... My daughter and two
grand-daughters traveled some distance to attend one of her concerts recently
and came home just as tickled pink and overjoyed as if they'd gone to a
Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, or Tabernacle Choir concert! That's good enough
for me. Would I ever go to one of her concerts? Probably. She makes lots of
people happy and the energy is contagious. I no longer watch America's got
Talent. In my opinion, it's a farce. I enjoyed it more the first 4-5
seasons. Others in my family watch it and love it... and I still love them!
Having seen Lindsey Stirling's performances in last year's Pioneer Day
Concert and on Dancing With the Stars, my inclination is to concur with her
critics. However, for her wholesome image, her obvious work ethic and her
apparent love for her audience I'm secretly dying to see Stirling rewarded
Great example on using criticism to your benefit. Though I must admit, I really
do not give anything Piers Morgan says any credibility.
I will elaborate.Despite the fact that my daughter quite likes
Stirling, I still find her work to be superficially derivative, at best, and
more "naive mashup" than anything else resembling respectable
"crossover". I think she has tried to do for the violin what Yanni did
for keyboard.I have seen a number of her performances live over the
years, and have never experienced the "Wow" that I have with other solid
performers. Instead, she has always been a mere curiosity, best characterized by
her performances with cirque du soleil - hers is little more than an ephemeral
circus act that needs all the theatrics of that genre to support it.Her collaborations have done little more than gloss some adequate violin over
other talent, and her "original" compositions are repetitious, flat,
mechanical mixes of download packs off the internet.That's my
opinion, for what it is worth.
Criticism, if you can take it, can be your friend.I've written
a trigomometry book and a coordinate geometry book that for the honors level
high school student are the best in the world.Without criticism,
sometimes biting, these books wouldn't be up to that standard.
@Y ask YI ask you Y it doesn't work? Art is in the eye of the
beholder and Lindsey is absolutely an artist. Now on the flip side, I often
don't think mass interest in art makes it higher art but I don't think
Lindsey appeals to her huge fan base (myself included at 43 years of age) for
the same narrowed down subjective interests as say a Rhianna or Beyonce does.
Lindsey is multifacited and brings in fans in so many ways. She paints a picture
with her music and performance that opens up the imagination in minds. I feel
that way and don't care much at all for hip hop or dub step. Lindsey rocks
either way for me. Bottom line: unbelievable spirit and positive energy from
this young woman.
Lindsey has no fear. She can play, dance, be artistically creative, innovative
and charasmatic, always moving forward. Her personality type is usually what I
find to be annoying, yet she seems to be so genuine that she has won me over by
'keeping it real'.
Lindsay Sterling is a music prodigy. Not only is her personally
composed violin music astounding, her ability to dance and move through
environments and cultures while doing it, is frankly staggering as a talent. To
dance and play music is a talent usually regarded to A listed actors, and
probably explains her powerful popularity on Global Youtube. Her Youtube
numbers for just her song "Crystalize" are higher then Youtube numbers
for AGT.She now fills stadium shows and has a slick flawless
performance. I have seen nearly everyone, Stones, Doobie Brothers, Sting, Van
Halen, Lady Gaga, etc., but Sterling knocks most of their socks off, doing her
own thing her own way. She knows how to relate. Her music videos and
her stadium shows are best in biz.Rock on Lindsay!!Chris
Y ask Y: To be fair, the performance from America's Got Talent is rather
poor, especially compared to the music she makes now. Now, obviously certain
styles of music just aren't everyone's cup of tea. But if your opinion
is based off her AGT performance, I encourage you to listen to some of her newer
work on her Youtube channel. I think she's fabulous, personally; her
original work is very unique and some of her covers are pretty great too. She
did a cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons with an a capella group called
Penatonix that I personally think is equally as good as the original song.
Y ask Y: I remember when my parents told me that the Beatles and Elvis Presley
didn't produce good music. I also remember asking my older sister who the
Beatles were. I still don't like a lot of what they did, but they did make
an impact on modern music, and helped define the music of more than one decade.
Just because it doesn't fit your or maybe even my, criteria of music
doesn't make it 'not good'.
Apparently, her fans like how she does things.
It's like any art. Some people will be moved by it and enjoy it; others
won't. We were able to see her perform and speak at the LDS Washington DC
temple visitor center. No, she didn't dance that night, but the violin
performance was quite good. Her presentation was quite touching. She talked
about being booted off "America's Got Talent" and how that molded
her actions afterwards. That was touching.She's something of a
self-made woman, having been rejected in front of millions, then picking herself
up, dusting herself off, and becoming successful at what she loves doing despite
being told she wasn't any good. In speaking, she is self-effacing, open
and genuine. You may not appreciate her music, but if you get the chance you
should go hear her speak.
That's not good hip hop and it's not good violin. Combining them