Superstar

What is a superstar? Could it be that this term has recently been worn out with the help of the shows “Pop Idol” or the german counterpart “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”?

What is a superstar? Could it be that this term has recently been worn out with the help of the shows “Pop Idol” or the german counterpart “Deutschland sucht den Superstar”?
Let’s take a look at the lexicon: The term “super” comes from Latin and means colloquially:

“Excellent” – “very good” – hard to beat “-” first class “-” great “…
Well? … does he notice something?
A superstar was once an artist who was very, very clearly lifted from the enormous mass of his colleagues. There were very few superstars because they were much, much better and more successful than the others. The term “superstar” is a superlative, the highest level of increase. The superstar is well above average and is unbeatable.
So – and now we come from theory to practice: Currently, if you can believe because the media, Simon Cowell and Dieter Bohlen, tons of young superstars gymnastics on British, German and other stages around. They can all sing pretty, have talent and are even attractive. They mainly sing songs from other artists. They do not write anything of their own. Most do not even know an instrument! They imitate cheekily others and call themselves anyway “superstar”?!
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Never again acting school!

At some point I had the fixed idea to go to an acting school. I surfed the internet and picked one out. In any case, they were all expensive. I called and got a performance date.

At some point I had the fixed idea to go to an acting school. I surfed the internet and picked one out. In any case, they were all expensive. I called and got a performance date. The semester already ran, but there were still places left and they were still looking for students.
So I found myself at the director’s office on a Friday afternoon. She was an older, very slim lady with synthetic hair wig and a fondness for wide belts.
She kindly explained the advantages of her school and that on Monday was the last entrance exam. Until then, I would have time to memorize at least three monologues from three different stage plays and of course prepare with props. She wrote me what plays I should get me and then I was allowed to go. Continue reading “Never again acting school!”

Music – wasn´t that something fort the ears?

Unfortunately, nowadays only emphasis is placed on the look. Musicians and singers who come too much in the face with too big a body mass index and three wrinkles will hardly get a chance anymore.

Unfortunately, nowadays only emphasis is placed on the look. Musicians and singers who come too much in the face with too big a body mass index and three wrinkles will hardly get a chance anymore. This is because music is mainly sold on television and most people do not care about sound anymore because they have never heard of a well-produced record from a decently matched system with the right speakers. Continue reading “Music – wasn´t that something fort the ears?”