Monday, March 26, 2012
"...Let's All Wear A Label That Says 'No Labels Allowed'..."....
Every talent deserves its own recognition.
And while it's inevitable, and unfortunate, that media insists on their asinine labeling of people, Jonathan Antoine is no Susan Boyle.
He is, and deserves to be, Jonathan Antoine.
So, please, media lightweights, class up the industry a little by singing the praises of talent found instead of embarrasing yourselves by trying to come up with cute nicknames.
Now, here's the thing.
Jonathan does, in fairness, share one critcal quality, besides a beautiful singing voice, with Susan.
The opportunity to prove, once again, to all of us that we demean only ourselves when we insist on judging books by covers.
And as for the teasers and bullies whose cruelty took their toll on this kid, here's something you might find useful to know...
Jonathan Antoine can lose weight and will still be a brilliantly gifted singer.
You, on the other hand, will always be assholes.
I think poetic justice would be more than served if Jonathan includes a special bonus recording on his inevitably successful first CD.
Words and music by Taylor Swift.
"Someday / I'll be/ big enough so you can't hit me / and all you're ever gonna be / is mean"....
Nice work, young Antoine.
And extra props for sticking by your partner, there....
Break a leg.