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Susan LIVE at Newcastle
Posted by SBFII Admin on June 18, 2009

Finally we have a video of Susan from last night's BGT Tour in Newcastle. Video below is of Susan performing 'I Dreamed a Dream'.


 









Thanks to Reinder for the upload and TommyUSA for rotating.






924 comments
Posted by Elmie on June 18, 2009

Thanks, Paul, for putting this video up on the front page! And I join you in thanking Reinder for the upload and Tommy for sorting it out. We're so fortunate to have those 2 lovely guys on the site! And of course, SUSAN makes us all happy with her every BGT performance. Good night from Australia, Elmie.
Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
Newcastle! The audio on this video is beautiful! I'm stil "bumping"!! Hope Susan continues to gesture less - better look altogether!
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
1:39 p.m.-CST.....thank you, Reinder and Tommy....and especially to Paul for this entire website and for working so hard to keep it up, keeping it current and keeping it safe for all of us to blog about our beloved Susan!
Posted by cicichi on June 18, 2009
1:50 pm CDT ~~ She sounds great and you are right, you can pick of the differences Susan gives each songs presentation. Susan must know her fans are listening to each of her performances and she wants to give a different diamond each time. We love you Susan.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
Nice to have a new thread. Did we leave everyone else behind?
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
@aroseblush....lol....I don't know where they went..maybe they hopped a plane to go see Susan perform........lol
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
I think they must be wondering, what happened. My puter works much better with a new page.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Thank you all for bringing this to us. Her voice is magnificent -- no Elaine Page imitation in the added verse from the original and few gestures. She sings the song straight out. The blurry video and lighting make her look truly angelic! She keeps getting better and I agree with those on this site who suggest that she's trying out different approaches. I like it! She is shrewd indeed!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Thank you Paul, tommyusa and reinder for getting this video on the main page. Also where is Paul located? I'm just wondering what time zone he is in, he is working so hard on this site.
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
@cicichi...what does CDT stand for? I feel stupid asking but just not sure..
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
I sincerely believe, Susan is a better vocalist than Elaine Paige from listening to some of the videos posted on the 'Songs We Want Susan to Sing. She has a much more powerful voice.
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
I think it is fascinating to know what time it is around the world when different people are writing.....
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
Central Daylight Time?
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
Susan seems to be getting stronger with each performance....I hope she takes the rest she needs because this tour is grueling. I would much rather see her in a magnificent place with a live orchestra.
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
Another WOW peformance!! Dear Susan, that lovely voice gets better and better. And I think she is more relaxed now.
Anyone know if she is going to Liverpool? That will be an interesting audience. Hope they are quiet enough to hear her sing.
Yes, here renditions each time she sings IDAD are subtly different . I think she is a geniuse as well as being a beautiful person. Bravo, Susan, luv ya'

Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
@roseblush.....I am in Oklahoma which is Central Standard Time....and it makes sense that it is Central Daylight Time...duh.....sometimes I wish I knew the answers before I ask the questions....thx.
Posted by Godscre on June 18, 2009
I think we're coming here slowly.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 18, 2009
After hearing that Susan loved Grease as a kid, I have this vision of her dressed as Rizzo singing "There Are Worse Things I Could Do." Wouldn't Susan and the rest of us get a kick out of that? HA!
Posted by lvyursongs on June 18, 2009
Whew - I'm finally beginning to relax about Susan's career! Something like a Mom sending off her child to school for the first time. I believe she will be OK from now on. She's gone through the big highs and unhappy downs of the last two months and has come out fine. What Susan does to me! She sounds great in this version -- to my ears more similar to her audition version. Thanks to the faithful fans who brought us the video.

I really love her old CD of "Cry Me A River." That it didn't bring her a singing career 10 years ago is hard to understand. I believe she may have been under Fred O'Neil's coaching at the time. He is a fine professional singer himself (something like Andy Williams on UTube). That old CD is so good that it would sell well today I think if it could be widely distributed.
Posted by IndySue on June 18, 2009
Someone on some thread mentioned a new background being played. Near the end of this rendition I here more of a Celtic influence in the music. Our Susan does change her pitch from previous tapes, and has adapted it beautifully to this background music...This Lady is so versitile, cannot wait to see she does in the future.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
I agree that Susan is much better than Elaine Paige whom I did not know prior to Susan. I listened to her and found her voice to be raspy and typical - a lot of expression but that's written into the various characters she plays.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
@calford

It's not dumb. There is so much info written on this site, that I have had to go back and read posts two or three times to get the correct meaning. You are fine, and there will always be someone around to explain. We are all mortals in here.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
The audio is very good on this. Thanks to Reinder & Tommy for rotating it.

She seems to be experimenting with slightly different interpretations of the song, eg, on the 'he was gone' part of the lyrics, she acted that out in the last performance, this one she was more subtle.

She can definitely use these tour performances as experience for her future career. And she seems to become more comfortable onstage with each new performance.

Btw, isn't the Liverpool event today (night-time there now), or did they get a break today?
Posted by IndySue on June 18, 2009
After tonight, the folks in Liverpool will be saying "What are Beatles"
Posted by Anja edens on June 18, 2009
Thanks Reinder and Tommy, it was a long wait but as Susan would say well wourth it, my hart is calming down now lol I just relised i can,t go one day without hearing her voice. I have really fallen hard for this wonderful Lady. love from the Netherlands Susan.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 18, 2009
Bravo again. Sounds like she sang a less theatrical version of "then he was gone" in this clip.

Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
IndySue

I think there is room both for the Beatles and Susan on the same stage. Love both of them!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Hoping she'll do Liverpool, but leave out the next one and take a break. The one following Liverpool is likely to be mostly kids looking to see the younger acts---and not as much appreciation for Susan. JMO.
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
@DJD-scotland, I want to thank you for the very detailed instructions and material you have compiled to download to a dvd that I can play on my t.v. That took a lot of time and effort. Plus thanks for putting the instructions in red so I can easily find it in the earlier blog when I have time to finally burn it.

I hope Susan takes a rest soon, but I'm sure she has people making sure she is well taken care of.
Posted by lvyursongs on June 18, 2009
Texaslady: Paul is in the UK - about 5 hours later than the East coast and 8 hours later than the West coast. He must stay up late for us on nights Susan is singing, and I am grateful for all he does. Isn't this the best blog!
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
Is this a new blog site? It seems strange there aren't many here today.
I agree Calford, just imagine it. She is such a presence on stage. Maybe we will be lucky enough in such a venue one day soon. This BGT tour is not "her thing" at all. I hope she scraps some of the upcoming performances.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
I live in West Tennessee so I am on Central Daylight Time, also.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Texaslady: If you have Microsoft word you can just open a new word document and copy all of the instructions to that doc and then save it so you could keep it on hand. Just click on word and it will bring up a new blank doc and then do your copying and save the doc. Easy Peasy.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Thanks Paul for the new update.

She sounds tired in this one. It's still a good performance but I can hear her strain a little. I hope she takes a rest soon. I don't want her to hurt her vocals.

Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Jordie new blog just about 5 minutes in..watch it grow to over 600 by tomorrow am. (I'm eastern daylight time USA)
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Here's a link to one article about the Newcastle event:

Singer Susan wows the crowd at arena

<blockquote>
SINGER Susan Boyle last night showed the North-East why she has taken the world by storm as she wowed a sell-out crowd.

The Scottish singer, runner-up in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, overcame the exhaustion that resulted in her admission to The Priory clinic to perform at the Metro Arena, in Newcastle.
</blockquote>

It's a short article, but considering the tour events are meant to be 'centered around Diversity', it only mentions them at the end, almost as a secondary thought. Although there is a picture of them to be fair.

There is no doubt who is the star of this tour!
Posted by Cape on June 18, 2009
I enjoy all of her renditions to the two songs. Her variations may be experimentation, but it also may be that she is growing weary of singing the same two tunes in each performance (as well as wearing the same dress). Perhaps she needs a little variety for herself. Just a thought. I am near Nashville, Delly.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
I feel she should do Liverpool, and also scrap the rest of the tour. One thing I can say about this crazy tour, is that Susan is gaining stage presence experience in doing them, and that is important for her.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
I just posted this to the other blog since two are running I will post this here also:

Please excuse me for capial letters as I am not yelling.

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Posted by Carnegie61 on June 18, 2009
Delly - My husband and I drove around in Western Tennessee a few years ago. Beautiful state you have there!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@Csk8stoo: Is that a Siamese, a Tonkinese(sp??), or a Himalayan there in your thumbnail?? Gorgeous kitty??---I'm East Coast, too.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Yes, the background music is much better here, closer to the version used in the audition or maybe its just the speakers and acoustics in Newcastle.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Yes, the background music is much better here, closer to the version used in the audition or maybe its just the speakers and acoustics in Newcastle.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 18, 2009
I'm with you aroseblush. I don't want her to disappoint fans at the remaining shows, but she shouldn't wear herself out for THIS.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Hehe, My husband came home with a surprise cup of coffee for me, and a quick visit. I was searching her images when I came to her Brimmingham photos and he stopped and said "holy Sh*t she's truly beautiful." then in the next breathe he said "Stunning eyes, something about them, so mysterious, so sensual. why isn't she married?" I then told him about her being bullied and horribly mistreated and he sat down and cried. he's been hurt in his day too, but not like Susan. He isn't a big fan like I am, but truly understand why I want to see her live.

He has listened to her sing a few times and said she is pitch perfect, and her tone is so pure and lustful. He's never heard another singer who can stop him mid tracks and force him to listen to her whole song.

He's not a believer in god but he said that God asked her to wait, that this was her right time to shine.

:)
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
@WAMcKinley, she's a Ragdoll! I'm in Central Fl where it is very warm today.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 18, 2009
Thanks for the link Sabrina6850. I love the article. Susan, Susan, Susan. Oh yeah, Diversity and some other people were there too. HA!
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Sassyone, same thing happened with my husband! Not the bullying part, but the stopping in his tracks to listen..he's putting up with my obsession as well! He also mentioned the perfect pitch and great breath control.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
Beautiful, dear Susan. Now please rest. We will be always be here.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@sk8stoo: Ragdolls are reputed to be real sweethearts. I've never met one,---but my sister claims she wants one for her next kitty. She's in FL, too,--Coconut Creek.

Carnegie61 and aroseblush: Maybe she could come back for Aberdeen. She's probably enjoy that!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Here is a schedule of the tour. This schedule really has them hopscotching around:

Thu 18 Jun Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
Fri 19 Jun SOLD OUT Cardiff Int'l Arena Cardiff
Sat 20 Jun Trent FM Arena Nottingham
Sun 21 Jun Wembley Arena London
Tue 23 Jun AECC Aberdeen
Wed 24 Jun The NIA (National Indoor Arena) Birmingham
Thu 25 Jun Ricoh Arena Coventry
Fri 26 Jun Bournemouth Int'l Centre Bournemouth
Sat 27 Jun HMV Apollo London
Wed 1 Jul Odyssey Arena Belfast
Fri 3 Jul The NIA (National Indoor Arena) Birmingham
Sat 4 Jul SOLD OUT Cardiff Int'l Arena (CIA) Cardiff
Sat 4 Jul Cardiff Int'l Arena (CIA) Cardiff
Sun 5 Jul Bournemouth Int'l Centre Bournemouth
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
If Susan does do Vegas, and I hope not, she will have to do oher types of arrangements other than show tunes. She is perfectly suited for jazz and the blues, as she has shown with 'Cry Me a River", and, "killing Me Softly"
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Hey Carnegie61. Thanks for the compliment. I didn't have a lot to do with it. lol I've been away from Tennessee a couple times but couldn't wait to get back. I don't know if I could ever live anywhere else. I'm a flat-lander but
love those beautiful East TN mountains too.
Hey Cape near Nashville. Beautiful country over there in Middle TN. That's the beauty of Tennessee. If you don't like the landscape, you just go east or west a few miles and it all changes. lol From the Mississippi River to the Smokie Mountains, it's all good.
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
That did not carry my paragraphs. I had it all nicely lined for you. Darn it! I'll try it again - lol.
Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
Such great posts today, could comment on all with thanks. Feeling embarrassed but have to ask for help to understand what Susan says in the quick clips they play of her speaking in the prelude video before she comes out. I need a crash course in Scottish brogue :(
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
I am stupid...is this the new Blog? Why is it "new"? And what makes it different? Aww, Duh!!??
That said, I wish we could have a few words from Susan..an interview??..She is really being kept from the media. I wonder how she is enjoying all this? And does she still have stage fright? How is Pebbles? Oh my, so many questions with no answers.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Sassy: Your story about your husband's reaction to Susan made me cry. Isn't she remarkable to have such a profound effect on people as she does?!
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
Don't you think it's strange that from the other concerts were more videos and faster on youtube than from this video. Might the audience have been advised not to make recordings anymore?

OK Time for another SusanWave:PhotobucketPhotobucket
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
jordie, I think we would all like to have a few words from Susan, herself. She is such a big star now, I can imagine they are keeping her away from the media until the tour is done and things settle a bit. I'm not real sure that Susan ever had much stage fright. She appeared pretty much at ease during the audition and semi-final shows. I think she was just really tired on the final show because of being hounded by the media and not know how to handle all of it.
I'll bet Miss Peebles is getting the royal treatment.
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
@reinder....now that is cute!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@jordie: Yes, this is the "new blog." Paul starts one for us when we get to a new topic-----because by then, the old one has run on so long, it's hard to navigate. The one before this was around 630 posts long,---so scrolling through it gets to be tiresome.
Posted by fumingjane on June 18, 2009
Reinder, I don't think so. Same songs, same gown, different stage. Maybe no one wants to expend the time and energy. So many good vids already on youtube and here. Ya think?
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Reinder and Tommy, thanks so much...the audio here is the best so far....
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Csk8stoo, I was once pelted by rocks, which is why I have migraines, a jagged rock was thrown at my face, and struck my left eyebrow. My vision was damaged, and because of that I suffer from chronic migraines. I seriously cried when I read that yesterday. I had no idea that the teenagers were that hurtful.

My god she is a saint. I can now understand why she let out some swear words and yelled at the reporters. She's just protecting herself from the bullies.

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
I'm SO grateful to have those two fantastic videos teesiel made for us in Edinburgh!! They were about the best I ever hope to have from this tour! Of course, I still want to see her performances from every single venue;---but I don't think we'll ever top teesiel's efforts. What a gift!! THANKS, Lisa!!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Thu 18 Jun Liverpool

Fri 19 Jun Cardiff

Sat 20 Jun Nottingham

Sun 21 Jun London

Tue 23 Jun Aberdeen, Scotland

Wed 24 Jun Birmingham

Thu 25 Jun Coventry

Fri 26 Jun Bournemouth

Sat 27 Jun London

Wed 1 Jul Belfast, Ireland

Fri 3 Jul Birmingham

Sat 4 Jul Cardiff (sold out)

Sat 4 Jul Cardiff (sold out)

Sun 5 Jul Bournemouth

I put in hard paragraph breaks so hopefully it will be more readable. I like your Susanwaves Reinder :)
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Fumingjane: Hmm might be, but I, if I were a Scot from Newcastle or surroundings certainly would want to have a recording on my PC to put on DVD
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
They guy who put the video up on YT says he has Memory too but hasn't put it up yet. Now that I have IDAD in a workable format I'm off to try it on DVD and see how it comes out. I'll do a DVD again for those who want it, but I'll wait until Memory is available first. Maybe we might get better videos too, but that's looking unlikely.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 18, 2009
Enjoy a short interview with Susan after the final BGT show.

http://video.asterpix.com/v/337887981/susan-boyle-interview-the-final-britains-got-talent-2009/
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
sassyone, how awful for you...Susan makes us all cry each for our own reasons...Yes, swear words and more should come from her.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
I posted this earlier today. Seems appropriate to post again:

This will probably not be a popular comment, but part of me actually hopes that we don’t get any more video of Susan on the BGT tour. I have enjoyed seeing all the performances immensely and am very grateful to Teesiel for sharing her experience. However, having been a singer myself, if I were in Susan’s shoes I would be disturbed to know that people all over the world are watching video of me performing the same program over and over. Because of technology we are able to do this and it is fun. But each performance is really only meant for the particular audience that is present. I would not like to know that the general public is comparing each performance. Also, all the comments about her singing the same songs and wearing the same dress are because people aren’t realizing that they are not really meant to see all these repeated performances. I’m not sure how people in the audience are being allowed to do all this taping. I guess because cell phones and cameras are more discreet these days
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
TexasLady, thanks for the schedule. I wonder will Susan be at the Liverpool event. And tomorrow night, sold out! What a hectic schedule it is for all of them.

Carnegie, you're welcome. I loved how the article was all about Susan too. She really should have won. If she wasn't on the schedule, I doubt anyone would be even mentioning the tour after the first event.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@sassyone: When she sees those media wolves closing in, don't you suppose her mind clicks back to those bullies with rocks in their hands?? No wonder she lashes out the way she does in times of stress when she feels "surrounded!" Totally understandable.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 18, 2009
csk8stoo, Any venues you would recommend in Orlando area? Not around Disneyland or Universal or any of that. What about the Robt. Carr center. I was never in it so can't speak to it. Or doe it still exist? What part of Central Florida? I grew up in Wildwood in Sumter County. But left before the Mouse and all of that occurred. In Tallahassee now, but go home every few months to see family.

DannyG
Posted by Foodhistorian on June 18, 2009
Is she wearing the same gown from the Final BGT? Someone PLEASE help! our poor darling: Silver really doesn't become Susan at all- she's only 48, not 88. A floor length, flowing dark blue gown would help her feel more confident and professional.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
I think Susan is tougher than we know. She has experienced alot of bad behaviour from others in her life, and that in itself is brutal. But consider this, she has been singing in her pub for years, while people were talking and laughing in the backround, over her singing. That takes alot of a lot of courage and poise. Susan is no shrinking violet. She has experienced just about all the negatives before her true beauty was exposed in the BGT audition. She has risen above all that negativity.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 18, 2009
@Ivyursongs.
Re releasing "Cry Me A River" - the original tape of this was destroyed by Eddie Anderson a few months before Susan's audition, I'm afraid.
Boy, how he must regret that now! Just think how many copies of that as a single would have sold! Still, I am sure that a version of the song will appear on her first CD, for she is well aware of the number of 'hits' that the CD version has had on the Net. The CD incidentally is still available on eBay, I am told, even though only 1000 were ever printed. I think that the last one sold for about £600 or $900?
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
WAMcKinley: Thank you for the explanation..certainly makes sense to me!! Paul is a dedicated genius to keep this Blog handleable...thanks Paul..and of course, thanks to Tommy and Reindeer...
Delly: I hope you are right about the "stage fright" etc. etc. I think she looks awesome in her gown, but I guess they all get kind of bored with doing the same thing over and over. Imagine Diversity and the other acts.
I am very close to Ottawa,(the Nation's Capital) Canada and it is now 3:40 p.m. EST., and it is raining....
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
@aroseblush....great comment!
Posted by HereToday on June 18, 2009
My opinion is that there is nothing wrong with not being married, I have never been married - although I do have 2 kids, I grew up in the 60s and only one of my girlfriends ever got married, guess it was sort of a women's independence era over here on the west coast. Just think its a bit odd that people's husbands are asking why isn't she married? Lots of women are single and happy.
Posted by nibbana on June 18, 2009
I don't know if this has been posted or not but read this article and vote on the poll they are taking:
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/susan-boyle-agt-americas-got-talent.html
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@PWattis I totally agree....one hundred percent...Maybe some people go to couple of concerts on the tour...but not every one so it IS fresh for them. Mind you...we only have to click on the Play button if we want to hear and see the performance. I think it should be left there for people to use as they choose...:)
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
If you choose NOT to listen to the songs....don't press PLAY it is that easy :)
Posted by friendopunkin on June 18, 2009
Nice to see such a respectful audience - letting Susan SING and holding their applause/cheers for the end! YAY Newcastle audience! YAY Susan!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@delly THAT is what I am waiting for now....to hear SUSAN BEING INTERVIEWED......Can't wait...
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Just an update. Liverpool and Aberdeen just sold out. :) I think because of Susan.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@ammo, I'm not sure I understand you. I know I can choose to watch these videos or not. I just wanted to point out that being able to watch every single performance of a tour is something new that may or may not seem desirable to the performer - if he/she is aware of it.
Posted by tweek on June 18, 2009
Man who ever booked those tours for all these contestants should be looked at cross-eyed. They all should have been given a couple days in between performances...that's a grueling schedule for these guys not just Susan.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Csk8stoo, to think i was only 8 years old, the kid who threw the rock at me was in his teens. He called my name, I turned around he said "I hate you" and threw it at my face. I fell to the ground, screaming in pain and blanked out after that. Some lady from the neighbourhood rushed out of her house she saw the whole thing go down and yelled at the boy for hurting me. He had no idea that it has struck my face and injured me. At first the lady thought my eye was damaged becasue there was a lot of blood in it.

I remember being lifted, she asked me quetions all the way down the hill, across the street to my house. "what's your name, your age, who's your mum? Dad?" repeating these very questions etc. A friend of mine saw me with blood dripping down my face, all over my clothing she ran a head and called for my mother who dropped the phone she was talking to her best friend and rushed to my side. My mother being a nurse was able to stop the bleeding but didn't remove the rock becasue it cut in about 3 inches. I have a 3inch scar on my left eyebrow.

The lady who helped me home told my mother who it was and that she saw the whole thing. I was minding my own business. he then later confessed that he hated me because of my mix race, 1/4 Chinese and Canadian.

My good friend ran back to her home, told her mum what had happened. She came running (oddly enough she's Scottish) and took both my sister and brother over to her house while my mother took care of me, called her dad and asked him to drive us to the hospital. She told me that I threw up several times, on her and myself. She held me close to her telling me it would be alright, and kept saying that I'm a strong person.

They did remove the rock, stopped the bleeding, and I got 8 stitches in my left eyebrow. The only good thing that came from this was all the kids at school became my friends. When they found out that I was hurt, they found the boy who threw the rock and kicked his sorry ass. The guy who threw the rock is now on my facebook friends list. He said he was sorry he had no idea that he hurt me and that he has always felt bad when he saw me in pain.

I will always suffer from migraines and headaches. I told him that, and he felt so bad that he had no idea what it would cause.

I am not the type of person to hold grudges, or to stay upset at someone. I told him it happened years ago and I'm over it.

I'm just glad he has taught his kids to not bully or to learn to stop bullies when they see it.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 18, 2009
The Beat Goes On...Susan keeps singing GREAT !
Posted by mckat1149 on June 18, 2009
I was asked by the West Lothian newspaper what inspires me about Susan Boyle and it was published on the front page of the paper..it reads as follows....

Kat McGee said: "I have followed you Susan since the beginning and will look forward to another journey - just get rested so you can enjoy all the new and wonderful things and adventures that are going to come your way.

"I am so proud of you. In my book you did win BGT and you made them all famous nobody in America knew about Britain's Got Talent or Amanda Holden or Piers Morgan so you can pat yourself on the back for having done that.

"I feel like I have known you all my life..and would love to meet you one day and hug you and say thanks for all you have done to lift us up."

I am so proud that it was published and that maybe someday Susan will see this and know that there are a lot of fans in this world who truly love her just for being Susan...hugs Kat Florida

Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
tweek I know, it's insane amount of crossing back and forth. I think she will probably take another day off soon and rest, maybe even two days off. At the end of this all the acts will need a vacation.
Posted by tweek on June 18, 2009
If you are hearing her singing better, it is because Susan herself is learning how the master the crowds with the way she is mastering her arm movements and standing back and giving the audience a chance to respond before she sings again. She now has better control over the audience. That I am sure she is getting some coaching on from the professional BGT team. She is a person blessed with natural grace (if you read my comments on the other blog) in the way she handles her hands, wrists and arms and other mannerisms like turning her head to ackowledge the audience in different directions. She may be getting some minor tips, but she is definitely naturally gifted in other areas besides her singing. Her performances are only going to get better. Note she is a perfectionist and is constantly going to try to improve or top her last performance, whether it be a slight change of lyrics or drama. That does not mean, she might not also falter, because when you are on live you cannot be perfect 100% of the time, though I have to say that she's out doing her best lately!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
It's 3:06 pm CST, just think at this very moment the concert of going on :)
Posted by fumingjane on June 18, 2009
Whoa!! Good work, Kat!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Geesh, me and my ongoing tyos. I meant the concert is going on.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@nibbana I saw that article and voted. That is something I wanted Piggie to see. Piggie if you are out there this might relieve some of your concerns about there not being enough interest in Susan in the U.S.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/susan-boyle-agt-americas-got-talent.html
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
These performers on this tour need to have at least 2 days off a week for R&R. Nobody works 7 days a week. I am sure even the younger members of the tour must be exhausted. Buses, strange hotels, eat and run to the next venue. It's crazy!
Posted by cicichi on June 18, 2009
@Calford
3:06 pm CDT ~~ CDT stands for Central Daylight Time ~~ I live in the Chicago, Illinois area. Forgive me for the delay in responding; I was snooping around at other Susan sites. But this one is the best by far. I love this Susan Family Village.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
WAMcKinley, I don't believe Susan lashed out at anyone, much less the media. Did you notice that not one photo or video ever appeared of her doing any of that, even though reporters and cameras were supposedly present? There were even photos or videos of Susan at the time and place where these things supposedly occurred (like at the hotel where she spoke to police, and back stage after the final where we KNOW they have cameras, they do interviews of the acts after the shows). Also, most of the time, the articles just say "a source said" and don't name anyone. The alleged backstage episode was not witnessed by ANYONE who was interviewed by name. Why am I the only person to whom this seems odd? Sorry, this has been an irritant to me since day 1. I am certain that it was all lies started by the rags to sell papers and ruin her chances of winning the contest; Susan herself said made a statement that she didn't curse.
Posted by fumingjane on June 18, 2009
aroseblush, actually I think the kids are having a blast, because they have boundless energy. The only performers not in that category are grandpa and Susan. And they definitely need their rest! Maybe Julian too, I forget, 40ish?
Jane
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
That is so horrible sassyone. I am glad you are somewhat ok now. I am bullied by some boys in my building- ages 7-13- because I am a single middle aged woman with a cat. They tell me to "go in the house" when I take my trash out or when i tell them to keep the noise level down. I now work at home and it is now schools out for summer. I have lived in the same place 11 years, and it is difficult to pick up and move. Their parents do not care, either.
I have a vacation coming up in a week, so I may start packing. I know what it is like to be picked on for no reason. If I had a husband,he would chase the brats away straight away- they just think they can get away with it cause I am a single woman, i think
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@cicichi, I live in Chicago too.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
fuminjane...you are speculating that they are having a blast because they are young. Do you know this to be a fact? Rest is important for health reasons.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Arosebush, I think you are right. Remember the video of Susan trying out for another talent show, where the moronic host practically assaulted her while she was singing? Here's a link to that story for anyone who hasn't seen it. It contains the video taken by the young woman who said she knew Susan had talent when she saw her that day. Susan is singing 'I Don't Know How To Love Him:

Susan Boyle's First TV Talent Show ~ for Michael Barrymore

Susan, then 33, is dressed in a cerise pink jacket, navy skirt, and smart black shoes with her long dark curly hair pinned back.

But as Susan begins to sing, Barrymore starts acting the fool and lolls about on the floor trying to get a glimpse up her skirt.

Unfazed, Susan gamely continues and cheekily tries to kick the comic with her black patent stilettos.


She sure is feisty, I can't imagine too many peoople managing to stay so cool under such awful circumstances, sing her song, and deal with a complete moron at the same time! As Simon said she's 'a little tiger' herself.

Posted by joyceleo on June 18, 2009
Thanks, Tommy, for putting the video of Susan aright! When she comes to the USA, she’ll find an appreciate audience here, no doubt. I mentioned in earlier posts that I was somewhat concerned about her being exploited in the media circus that has been her unfortunate lot in the British tabs and perhaps with her current management team. It’s just fine that Simon and Piers are rubbing shoulders with the Queen and having the time of their lives at the Ascot races, winning more and more money on top of the BGT’s auditions and tours. And it’s great that Piers looks so fabulous in his beefcake, more than half-naked ad for Burger King. Who knew he had such pecs and abs? Let them enjoy their lives any way they want, but there is a definite discordance between their life styles and Susan’s. Piers, the personification of a British gentleman, has been quoted as saying that her hometown is a dump, quote unquote. And Simon keeps emphasizing that IF Susan is well, she’ll come to America, as if she might at any moment be unwell. And Simon’s already talking about some new singer to appear on the next season’s AGT who will not “leave a dry eye in the house.” There’s a certain calculated manipulation of emotion going on in these shows which are designed to create a stir, throw folks in the blender and see who comes out alive to be the moment’s star money maker, and Susan’s not in that game at all. She is the most radiant voice I have ever heard. She did use that talent show platform to connect with the world, but she’s far beyond that show now. For 90 days, I understand, she has to be under the control of the BGT show. And she has signed with Simon for a CD, a book, and other venues. But after that? She needs a sympatico support team, one in harmony with her special vibes and style--and the sooner, the better. I’m sure she will need a rest after this whirlwind and that will only fuel more attacks in the Brit tabs which seem to take delight each day to wake up and jab her with all sorts of ridiculous smears. I must stop reading those Brit tabs! They are damaging to the soul; whereas Susan is one of the most uplifting person I’ve ever been privileged to hear in full voice. It’s better to focus on the positives and to be among folks who continue to wish our SuperStar and Special Lady all our blessings.
Posted by GLisaKK on June 18, 2009
Thanks guys, good job. Just popped in before bed. Wish you all a good nights sleep, although some of you will probably be here when I wake up in the morning.

I forget who, I caught a quick glimpse as I was scrolling through, that we should boycott UTube. Never heard of it.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
fumingjane, I disagree, Hollie steele didn't take stage two nights ago she's the youngest performer on the tour. George Sampson didn't take stage in Glasgow. And I think 2Grand also missed a night of entertainment. They're just making a big deal out of Susan because she's the hottest topic since Lady Di.

It's been written some where that all acts will take rotated breaks. NO WAY can they do all dates, just impossible.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@PWattis: I can understand your point, but on the other hand I know of musicians who do not bother that illegal recordings, that is what we are talking about, are made, as long no money is made of it. I don't make money from uploading to this site. This promotion of Susan done by me is actually costing me money! I mean computer use and electricity use.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
@sabrina6850

Thank-you for posting that video. I had never seen that one before. Talk about negativity. Poor thing, she has seen it all. Awful.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
mckat1149 Everyone assumes that the only judge we Americans knew about was Simon Cowell, but people forget that Piers Morgan has been a judge on America's Got Talent for several years now, so, yes, we already knew who he was. Amanda is the only one we didn't know.
Posted by fumingjane on June 18, 2009
Aroseblush: I have no personal knowledge. But in the vids Lisa uploaded at the end of the show and of the performers coming and going, the dancers looked lively and bouncing around and generally having the time of their lives. Sure it's a hectic schedule, but they are kids - and what an adventure this is! Train rides! Hotels! Whatever they want to eat! Being on stage! The applause!

Remembering those days as a youngster....I practially had to be hogtied and carried into the house for dinner, homework, etc. Tired? What was that?

I surely agree Susan is no kid and needs all the rest she wants.
Posted by tweek on June 18, 2009
sassyone, I started this discussion early in the am about bullying and it has been going on all day, partly I started in in response to Tessie's comments. But, you summed it up beautifully:

I'm just glad he has taught his kids to not bully or to learn to stop bullies when they see it.

That is the point, I guess I was trying to make that some people did not get. We can only hope those who have done what they did to Susan, will raise their children to be more respectful. That's all we can ask.

And, I just finishing commenting on the old blog about learning disabilities (for those that have had them, for those that may have them now)...it is not about where you have been, it's what you have accomplished today, and where you go in the future. Its all about climbing mountains and never giving up. That's what any child that has learning disabilities has to do (the degree of their problems or intelligence is not a factor), it's rising to the highest possible star of achievment. And, one may never accomplish what Susan has, but for whatever success they can achieve they are also a star!

And, I would like to close the discussion on learning disabilities with this note.

Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
Are we sure Susan is performing in Liverpool? According to blackburngirl in the chatroom, Susan is resting today?

Anyone has some concrete info?
Posted by AzTrishUSA on June 18, 2009
Thank you Reindeer...tears are flowing again. Something special about Susan's singing .
Posted by Godscre on June 18, 2009
@Sassyone - That must have been a horrible experience. It's great to know that you don't have any bitterness from it especially having the migraines and headaches because of it. Are you the one doing the sale to help a boy with cancer?
Mckat1149 - good interview.
Posted by jeffdavies on June 18, 2009
This poor women needs a rest physically,mentally and vocally. She needs to get more songs perfected. This talk of the USA is not fair on the poor women. Hope she has a break and put the above in place and then wow them girl.
Yes, she does need new dresses and a stylist who knows what elegance is about
Posted by vera on June 18, 2009
Good for Susan. She went through the final of BGT in spite of Simon telling her she could quit if she wasn't up to it. That must have taken guts as she obviously was suffering. Now she is doing great on the tour, pleasing her fans, rather than bailing out to do more lucrative gigs. Every performance creative and amazing.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sassyone, your husband sounds like a great guy. Does he have a brother? :)
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@Kalua - I was just about to ask the same question; just read that Susan, Shaheen and Aiden are all missing tonight's performance.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@BethintheUSA: Re the "lashing out" incident,---who can say what really transpired? I was only going by numerous reports that stated that Susan HAD been affected by some people who had been trying to "wind her up"---and there were the photos with the policeman who had been on the scene---and the statements from several people present concerning her emotional state and her outburst. But, you're right,---who really knows when we weren't there to actually witness it? I would never take the word of one tabloid report, as we certainly know how they make up stories. But as there were a number of accounts,--I think there was something to it. Given that---and Susan's past history with bullies,---all I was saying is that I could understand where the anger comes from. Not disparaging Susan for a minute. Just trying to be sympathetic and understanding.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
aroseblush, she has been through a lot. She has been working on her dream for a long time, always with her Mom's loving support and encouragement. After the death of her mother, she didn't sing for nearly two years, I read. I can definitely relate to that.

Her brother said she got the courage to perform on this tour (after the horrible Tabloid attacks) by keeping her mother's ring with her. She really adored her mom, who seems to have had complete faith in her becoming a star and to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for nurturing Susan's talent all those years.

She not only has fans from all over the world now, she has touched the hearts of some interesting & unlikely celebrities.

Bon Jovi, eg, apparently couldn't stop talking about her after he first heard her:

<font="4" color="blue">Jon Bon Jovi is the latest celebrity to speak out about Susan Boyle as he revealed he wants to work with the singer

Asked about Susan, he said, according to British newspaper the Daily Star: "God bless her for pursuing the dream and never giving up. I hope she knocks this one out of the park and wins."

He added: "I can't wait to meet her. She's a one-off, that lady."


That she is. But look at the options she has now. And Diversity leader, Ian said that Susan was great fun and had done some dance moves with them backstage. He said 'she definitely has a groove' going on & if one of them gets injured, 'we have a replacement'! Lol, that girl IS a little tiger! And the men seem to love her.

But, imagine her performing with Bon Jovi! Talk about 'Rocking' an audience! That would rock the 'Rock World' around the globe!
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
After seeing that video just posted by Sabrina, and also seeing her perform in her Pub in West Lothian, and reading of some of Susan's childhood bulling experiences, I would say to Susan, you have more love, courage, and poise in your little finger, than most of us would experience in many lifetimes. You have proven to me, that you are a champion in every respect. I cannot stand disrespect or the fact that someone would use their power to hurt another. Susan is remarkable. She has risen above all this tragedy. Love, her passion for singing, and the love of her Mom kept her going. It's truly a Cinderella story.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@MisTia Yes I just had on the pub too, Susan, aiden and Sasheen are not there tonight.
Posted by ca0911 on June 18, 2009
A few words about the tour. This is comparable to any touring show, so nothing different in having the same costumes and the same music each performance. Susan gives so much of herself in every performance but if she is ever to be in s west end or broadway production it will be even more grueling and I believe that like all great performers, she craves the interaction of a live audience, and tiring as it is, I think this feeds her very soul.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@sabrina6850: This Drool Barryhips or whatever was probably Photobucket and if he was not then Photobucket
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
Those photos shown in The Sun allegedly of her arguing with the police proved nothing. She looked like she was smiling and pointing at something or someone to me. She wasn't crying, she didn't look angry. The Sun just sent a couple of poops down to say things to her to wind her up, she defended herself, got upset, told the police, they all went outside for her to tell them what had happened, the two poops starting taking photos. The poops then print them and say she was arguing with the police, which she clearly wasn't.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
WAMcKinley ~ regarding the incident outside the hotel. You cannot believe a word of what was published in the tabloids. First they claimed those two 'reporters' were fans, to make her look bad. But it is clear they WERE reporters. Eyewitnesses said they said some pretty vile things to her, so it's clear the plan was to 'rile' her. Considering those circumstances, I applaud her for standing up to them.

Interesting that the cowards' names, and their newspaper have never been published either. But all of this was to make her lose her cool and lose the Contest.

Most of the other contestants agreed when asked, that the media treatment of her was grossly unfair and impossible to handle.

Diversity spokesperson said 'we could swear and no one cared, but Susan's every move was watched'. He went on to say that he 'wanted to give her a hug' and tell her to 'ignore them'.

My rule of thumb is, anything published in the tabloids has to be verified by at least several other reputable sources.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
There are now over 65,000 YouTubes on Susan Boyle. !!
If you want something just hop over there . LOL !
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@Kalua - yup lol, that's where I picked it up as well and they tend to be rather well informed. I managed to miss though where they got the information, and YT gobbles up comments after page 3 so you can't go back. If she really didn't show, we'll know soon enough as I am pretty sure that the papers will be all over it.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
I saw the photo of Susan pointing her finger at the police but she was NOT angry or threatening in any way. It is very clear that Susan was set up before the finals by the press and the bookies.

@tweek, good comments on Susan !! :)
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
What if it wasn't other people but your own family that bullied you. I was an awkward child and was teased by my own brothers and my own mother. I felt like an outcast in my home because I was very shy and my mother did not like anything about me and made me feel every bit of her disdain. If I accomplished anything and got praised for it, she took the credit for "making" me do it. My sister and I started singing at an early age and usually had to sing whether we wanted to or not. We sang the old hymns just the way they were sung in the church. When I got grown, I began to listen to the radio and liked the way the Southern gospel singers did their songs. I began to emulate them and started singing by myself. My mother didn't like the way I sang but sure liked the compliments I got. Of course, she took complete credit for any talent I might have. I have walked away many times when she took over the conversation. It really made me feel so small. She could not let anyone give me a compliment because she wanted to control that too. I married a man many years older than me and that turned into a disaster and he became an abusive alcoholic, but I was too scared and actually had no place to go and no one to help me get out until my son got grown and I suddenly found my courage. So domineering, overbearing people have been around me almost my whole life. When your mother doesn't love you, it's a bit hard to love yourself. I had to get away from her to see that I wasn't the bad one in that situation. My ex-husband tried every way he could to make me go back to him but stood my ground there, also. No scared little girl anymore. I had to learn a lot of things about me, mostly how to see my own self worth and no let others define or take credit for who I am and what I can do today. Now I have friends who love me and build me up instead of tearing me down. The bullies in this world don't necessarily turn out to be the bad kids in the neighborhood. They can be the ones who are supposed to love you.
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 18, 2009
The Tabloids ya - These are the same people who would come up to Di in a car I read, call her a slut etc. and when she'd cry, take a pic and fabricate a story as to the tears. These people have no soul or at best a very dull conscience. But now Susan has that guy who walks beside her. She needed it earlier - but thank God she has security now. She's a STAR afterall! and deserves STAR treatment. Wonder how her humble Scottish heart is taking all this in.
Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
jordie - did you mention above that there aren't many on the site today!! Mein Gott - I went away for about an hour and when I came back a new blog 125 posts!!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 18, 2009
@PWattis: Yes, I voted, and I wonder how many of those "only if Susan appears" votes are coming from this fansite? Sorry, doesn't do too much to allay my fears, especially when reading some of the negative comments posted.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@MisTia You go to the end....> see all comments and it gives you the last 5 or 6 hours. :-)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
You all don't have to defend Susan to me. I'm as much a fan as any of you. All I have said is that some rowdies made a point of stirring her up, got what they wanted, and then slunk off to the sewers to watch the show. Never said Susan argued with police,---only that she responded to being bullied by some idiots---and that her past history of being abused by bullies no doubt contributed to her response. That's all I said---and all I meant. It takes nothing away from Susan and my respect for her.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
@ 281165 He probably was drinking. But he seems to have been a moron even without alcohol. But, who is this guy that most of us never heard of? Lol, and look at Susan now!

Btw, do you know why the 'blockquote' tag doesn't work on this site, 281165? And why did my font tags show up in the previous link and, the color didn't work this time? Maybe I did something wrong. Probably did.

aroseblush very well said. I know that if I had ever been subjected to even a fraction of what Susan has, I would have hidden myself away from the world. But she had the courage to ignore them and keep pursuing her dream. I think her mom's faith in her was a huge factor in her confidence that she had what it takes, she just needed a break. And she got it. A real inspiration to others, especially young people, imo.

Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
foodhistorian - can't see if anyone's responded to your post re Susan's dress! All the acts have to perform in their original outfits on the Tour! When it's over they can do as they please, and I'm sure that Susan will be happy about that also!
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
PWattis: I tend to agree with you. Of course she doesn't know the same gang in cyberspace is seeing every performance. I think that deep claret red (hard to tell on telly) was very becoming. When I see OurSusan in her lovely silver gown, I can't help thinking of Kate Smith in her long black gown. Likely wasn't the same one, but she was definitely a presence in that black gown. I bet Susan will be glad to get to the end of the Tour. I am sure she MUST do at least of the venues. She is wowing her audiences tho' and now wonder. StarSusan you are superb. It is now 5:00 p.m. in Central Canada
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Godscre Yes, I volunteer in a lot of fundraisers for kids who have cancer: I do cops for cancer, tour de rock (cops ride their bikes from one end of the ilsand to the other)I knit hats for cancer patients. and much more. I'm a rather busy person. LOL

Casey's mom. um, well, he has two sisters. One is married, living in the US, and the other is a Lesbian. :)

Tweek. I think it all starts from home, it's a learned thing. Kids are not bullies because they want to be. They see it with their own eyes.

Posted by Danny Ramone on June 18, 2009
Susan Boyle is coming to America!

Cyber Jelly BeansPhotobucket

PhotobucketMatt Foley Stomp

Hey Susie Babie!!! Come to Amerca! I haven't been this excited since The Beatles landed!
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
@delly

I hate to talk about myself, especially in a public forum.I will say this, I had a similar experience as you have described above. And, I left home at the age of 19.I have had an incredible life, full of adventures beyond belief. I too had to go back to those earlier times and re-examine my feelings, sort them all out, and finally move forward, again. I believe in forgiveness. It's the only way to go. However, I have not forgotten!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@Reinder, my point isn't really about money. I'm thinking about the performers perspective. I guess really we are online groupies. We don't physically follow Susan from place to place, but online. I just think its a relatively new phenomonem. Maybe its not so bad. But somehow it bothers me.
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@kalua - I'll give it a go, but the last time I tried I could only see the oldest comments and the new ones wouldn't display. Meh, YT can't handle all the rush Susan has created lol
Posted by katladyd on June 18, 2009
I think I have to correct some people assumptions that we here in the U.S. had never heard of BGT or Piers or Simon. We all know about BGT because Paul Potts is very well known here. Piers is on t.v. all the time here. He plays Simon's part as the mean judge on AGT. Simon does American Idol and he is on t.v. quite a bit. Amanda, we have not heard of, though I think she will do well. She is beautiful and very personable. That being said, Susan is bigger than all of them put together, right now. Our girl is in the news on the the television almost daily. Most Americans love Susan, as do most people in the UK. Let's not let a few people get us down. Susan is a great singer and a great person and deserves our support worldwide!
Posted by jsandelwood on June 18, 2009
Hi Everyone,

Great to see the new video (thanks Reinder and Tommy) and good to hear that Susan is still getting rave receptions. Hope she gets a rest soon. They must all be cream-crackered.

A bit of background, Sabrina and Reinder - Michael Barrymore was quite big in the UK - he had several of his own TV shows over quite a long period - game shows, comedy, that sort of thing. But his career came to an end a few years ago due to a scandal - someone was found drowned in his swimming pool.

Anyway, just having a quick catch up on the posts, before I head off to bed. Good night. See you all tomorrow x
Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
Love your little doodads, Danny Ramone!!
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Aww, not Susan performance tonight. That's okay so long as she's able to enjoy her time off resting and doing what she enjoys most. She's given us so much already and deserves everything she wishes. I'm guessing our Susan is having a fish n chips night, sitting around the telly with her cat pebbles, and laughing at all the silly stories going around about her. 5- 6,000 people screaming and applauding you everynight, that's work that so deservingly requires a day off. Looking forward to tomorrow night.
Posted by pagepage on June 18, 2009
delly, yours is another example of a very touching story showing how your courage blossomed. These stories and Susan's resonate with us all. I think that is why we are here in Susan Village. This wonderful sharing shows you have indeed found your courage. Thank you and all the others who have shared their pain and overcome it.

Susan, you are having more of a wonderful effect than you ever imagined. A true star indeed.

Page in Portland, Oregon, now 2:15pm
Posted by AzTrishUSA on June 18, 2009
Public apology to all for my spelling today, especially to Reinder. Not having a good day....boo hoo still in tears.
Posted by pottedferne on June 18, 2009
@sabrina...thanks for a very heartwarming and factual post..had not heard about bonjovi....and what entertainer would not want to sing with Susan?
Posted by Cee on June 18, 2009
My first time to post a comment. Have been a loyal supporter since DAY ONE. Thanks to all who have made this such a great fansite. Especially to those who keep it going. I have enjoyed every video and comment posted.I agree. Susan needs a break from this tour. Can't wait til she has an album out. I adore her!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, it's showtime in the Echo Arena in Liverpool tonight! Hopefully there will be many, many videos...lots
of wonderful news stories...and live television coverage
of tonight's spectacular show. Well...we can dream can't
we.

At any rate, keep your eyes and ears open pards...we could be seein' somethin' real soon!

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
So, a night off of waiting for word from the show. I think quite a few of us really need the night off with Susan. So why am I still on here typing....? Getting attached to a lot of you too I guess :)
Posted by Grace_P on June 18, 2009
jeffdavies...about Susan's dresses and stylists, etc. All of the acts are suposed to wear THE SAME dresses/costumes they wore before.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Sabrina6850: From what I make of your post is that you missed the endcommand of HTML codes /font
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@AzTrishUSA: It's OK.
Posted by Godscre on June 18, 2009
sassyone, That is great what you are doing. Keep up the good work! I know it's hard to get things done while wanting to keep up on this site. I've never been so interested and I also have some major stuff to do. As a kid, I was bullied almost every day in grammar school by a girl. I cried at the drop of a hat (almost every day) and couldn't help it as much as I tried. A couple of 'friends' threw some rocks at me, but didn't hurt me (physically). I feel badly for kids who are bullied.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan Apparently Susan is not perfornig tonight in Liverpool.
Posted by HereToday on June 18, 2009
sabrina6850 - Michael Barrymore was a presenter of entertainment shows in Britain in the 90s. Apparently in 1995 he announced that he was gay and later suggested in his 2006 autobiography Awight Now: Setting the Record Straight that his wife Cheryl was a control freak who controlled his every movement including his clothes, and that she had created the character that was "Michael Barrymore", which consequently drove him to alcohol, drugs and gay affairs. In 2001 a man was found dead in his pool after a party and two other men in attendance were arrested on suspicion of murder. After this ITV terminated his contract and his UK TV career subsequently collapsed. He emigrated to New Zealand in 2003 but I believe he is back living in the UK now.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Sabrina6850: <font="4"color="blue">Hello Sabrina
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 18, 2009
Aroseblush: even if Susan is tough and has gained great experience in "not being listened too"...this should never be a good enough justification tp keep on doing it,,,I understand that present circumstances are special circumstances but future circumstances do not have to be the same...
she shouldn't have to put up with just about any performing-singing-show conditions in order to be successfull...as tough as she can be...success can be achieved in many ways...
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Sabrina: <font="4" color="blue">Hello Sabrina
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Kalua,

I just got back to the ol' home corral here and I've been tryin' to find some verification as to whether she
will or wont. Was there a story earlier that I missed?
I see nothing on Google news either way.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
No, Sorry, Sabrina6850, that was not the case, I have no idea.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
We're gonna have to get our HTML tags correct folks!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@sabrina6850 ,and now people beleive Barrymore raped and murdered a young man at his home. He was arrested but they had to let him go because the police bunled up the investigation and lost too much of the evidence.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan Blackburngirl confirmed it in the chatroom, said that Susan was resting today.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Godscre, my oldest is in leadership, and helps the other kids when they are being bullied or are bullying the younger ones. She was bullied too, (mostly last year) but the girl who bullied her became her friend. Both of them worked on their differences, and realized that they can be friends. This year she will enter grade 6 middle school and they will end up at the same school, both are now in choir, and my oldest has convinced her friend to join leadership. It's a great program. They really get to help out, learn new things and at the end of school year they all get to go swimming as their reward.

See, Jocelyn was teased not because she has a learning disablilty, she was teased because she is extremely tall for her age. 5'0 as of last time we measured. (going back two months ago now) everyone assumes that Jocelyn is in the 8th grade or nearing 13 years old because she's so tall. I feel sorry for her. I'm a shorty, barely over 5'2
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
Here are links to Memory in two parts just added to YouTube by amth7:

Susan Boyle. Newcastle Arena. 17/062009. Memory pt.1

Susan Boyle. Newcastle Arena. 17/062009. Memory pt.2

As with the previous upload by this YouTuber, the video is tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, but the audio is very good. I have also submitted them to this site. Maybe we can have TommyUSA fix these too.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
@Marie-Fan Forever Canada

We all measure success in different ways. I honestly feel, that thru the difficult times, we learn the most about ourselves and life. But, I agree with you. If we could all live in a state of love all the time, there would be know need to qualify past, present, or future circumstances. I do not condone any any kind of bad behaviour.
Posted by cicichi on June 18, 2009
@ PWattis ~~ 4:37pm CDT ~~ Well hello my Chicago neighbor!Maybe we'll run into each other when Susan comes to Chicago for a concert. But, if she doesn't come here, I'd try to go wherever she goes in the US. I get excited just thinking about the possibility!!! From Chi-town
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geurkstDpKC4gA.ilXNyoA?p=Michael+Barrymore+murder+case+at+his+home&y=Search&fr=yfp-t-501&fr2=sb-top&sao=1
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Dan, why aren't you and Tommy on that plane? We need inside reporters over there - go on now.

Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009

Susan DVDs to download.

Just incase you've missed it, I have been creating DVDs of Susan's live concert performances for those who are technically unable to do so for themselves. These DVDs have been turned into ISO files, that you can easily download yourself. Using some simple (and free) software, you can turn those ISO files straight into a DVD that you can then take away and play on your home DVD player/TV just like any other. All the DVDs are in NTSC format for use in the US (they should also work anywhere else). There are currently 6 DVDs available. The procedure for creating them is the same for each DVD:

1. Go get the ISO file for the DVD you require - see the list below for the links to each DVD download (choose the 'free download' option - don't use 'premium' because it will cost. There is a 30 second delay before the download link will show for adverts to display).

2. Save it somewhere on your machine, and then unZIP (DVD 2 isn't ZIPped) the file (XP/Vista: right-click on the .zip file, then select 'Extract All'), which will create SUSANDVDx.ISO (where 'x' is the number of the DVD you've downloaded)

3. If you have your own ISO to DVD burner software (most versions of Nero, Roxio, Cyberlink should have this feature, or use ImgBurn again if you downloaded it before) then you can now use that to create your DVD from the ISO file

4. If you need an ISO to DVD burner (for free) then I would recommend ImgBurn: Click here to download
(Just click the blue 'Download' button, then save the .exe file, then run it to install)

5. To create your DVD with ImgBurn: Insert a blank DVD, run ImgBurn, Select 'Write Image File to Disc' option, click the folder image next to where it says 'Please select a file...' then browse to the SUSANDVDx.ISO file (where 'x' is the number of the DVD you've downloaded), then click the image at the bottom of the screen (with the green triangle in the middle of 2 pictures of a disc) to start creating the DVD. Let it do its stuff - it will tell you when it's done. (You may want to untick the 'Verify' tick box if you want your disc to be ready quickly).

6. Eject the disc, take it to your home DVD player and play it!


List of DVDs available with links (and file sizes):


DVD 1 - Birmingham: Click here to download (151Mb)

DVD 2 - Sheffield: Click here to download (this file isn't Zipped) (143Mb)

DVD 3 - Early Performances (Barrymore, Wedding, 2 in the Pub 1984): Click here to download (260Mb)

DVD 4 - Glasgow: Click here to download (160Mb)

DVD 5 - Edinburgh: Click here to download (143Mb)

DVD 6 - Edinburgh (Teesiel Videos): Click here to download (272Mb)

Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
If Susan is resting she deserves it. I hope she had a good day. Lets hope she will be well rested to continue on for the next stop.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, outside of Blackburngirl mentioning it in our chatroom, I have been able to find no articles whatsoever in the news indicating that our Susan will not be performing as planned in Liverpool tonight.

Now, admittedly Google News is sometimes absolutely worthless as far as getting information, so...has anybody
else got any kind of verification whatsoever that Susan will not be performing in Liverpool tonight?

I can find nothing.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
DJD-Scotland

I have copied and pasted your instructions into my mailbox, and will make my own CD's later. You are a genius. Thanks a bunch.
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan - I read the same thing over at the pub on YT, about Susan, Aiden and Shaheen all missing out on tonight but I haven't a clue how they got this information. We'll know soon I think.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
@DannyG I had real life to deal with for a while but I'm back for a while again..yes Bob Carr in Orlando great- smaller nicer venue would be King Center in Melbourne that would be FANTASTIC!
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Hello everyone, back from a day out, Well i bet my bottom dollar, which is what I have abiut right know after groceries (Hee Hee) that she will do her famnous singing for the liverpool audience, because it is where so many people get their start, Beetles, The pretenders etc, as well as theatre performances with helen meirren, felicity Kendal, etc. That is going to be a treat for her. Hope she gets to take some time after to explore. lots of good shows for her to see there I am sure.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
WTG DocRobbie!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have mail, my friend.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
I just googled the question, "Is Susan Boyle performing in Liverpool?", and they gave me an article sort of about other things, then there was one line that said Susan is due to perform in Liverpool tonight. So who knows?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
Well, Simon did say from the beginning that Susan did not have to perform at every stop on the tour. I don't blame Susan, I wouldn't do it either. Take a rest Susan... you surely deserve it.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 18, 2009
And, if Susan takes too many breaks or keeps on going wanting to show us all that she can do it and, as could reasonably be expected, get exhausted again...some may use it simply to demonstrate that Susan can not and should not pursue her artistics dreams anyfurther...
as I stated in a previous blog...whoever gets to work with Susan should be held accountable and should make sure Susan's artisitic poteantials and talents do not go wasted
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sassyone, story of my life, the good ones never have brothers....:)

@ Wild Ol'Dan, read that she wasn't performing tonight on a few posts waaaaayyyy up above.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
Just another point on the DVDs, because this has come up a few times. Although the ISO files are all relatively small, they MUST be burned to DVD. Although a CD could hold the amount of data these ISO files contain, a CD is technically unable to deliver the data to the DVD player at a fast enough speed to deal with MPEG-2 bit rates. Don't try and burn these ISO images to a CD - it just won't work!
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
THANKS DANNY RAMONE! thanks for the pix of the Beatles- wow. I recall the dark days after JFK was killed- I was like in 9th grade but I cried the entire weekend and I saw Oswald get shot on live tv- not a cool thing for a 9th grader to see....i hated America at that time and I was a born and raised Californian- and then, we heard and SAW THEM- Feb. 9th 1964. I will never forget it. I shouted to my mom and siblings "The Bugs are on" and laughed- but then I shut up. I saw PAUL and all changed for me...for several years, a true Beatlemanic i was...I saw them four times live...I am a SusanManiac now, and it is so cool to have the same sense of hope, goodness, love and charm from this little lady as we felt so many years ago, in these trying times.
Love, Teri
Redondo Beach, CA
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@DJD-Scotland, thank you so much for doing this for us!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, as far as I can tell, there may be some rumors goin' round...but I have seen absolutely nothing indicating that Susan will not be on stage and performing
in Liverpool Tonight.

Keep your eyes and ears open pards, I believe she is in
Liverpool and will be performing there, if she hasn't already.

As you say MisTia "We'll know soon I think."

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
Wow Sassyone..no wonder you are sassy! Its amazing that he's now on your facebook page. You are a strong person. I'm not so sure I would "always be forgiving". I still hold a grudge aganist the girl that tied me to a tree in the woods and left me there when I was 7!In fact I hadn't even thought about that incident for years till now. People can be so thoughtlessly mean. THe boy must have learned to hate from his parents. One of my good friends is Irish/Chinese, one of the coolest people I know!
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
Have anyone seen this site?
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Susan+Boyle+search+America+Talent+discover+homegrown+superstar/1709376/story.html
some nice things about Susan and an interview with Piersy Baby and two videos from Newcastle's performance.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Casey'smom Oh, you wouldn't want Gerald's brothers they're all jerks, that's why I didn't mention them. He doesn't talk to his 1/2 siblings at all. Nor does he talk to his dad. But that's a whole new keg of worms. Yes you heard me keg, not a can. LOL
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Wild Ol'Dan, apprently it was reported in the "Pub", whatever that is, like I said it was mentioned somewhere far above in the posts. Personally, I have no idea, we wouldn't get that in the news here. We would need someone from the U.K. to post if they heard or read it from a reliable media outlet.
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
Marie-Fanforever-Canada:
I am afraid of that same thing. If it appears (to some) that Susan is "delicate", it may go against her. I will be glad when she is finished with this Tour and can set her own schedule. Where are you in Canada? I am near Ottawa.
Posted by puppett on June 18, 2009

@delly-- Oh, delly I'm so glad you were able to see that the fault was not in you. It's very hard for a little girl to learn to love herself when her own mother constantly derides her. I know exactly what you went through.... reading your post I thought you were writing about my mother. My mother dropped me off in boarding school at age five and didn't bother to tell me she was ever coming back. I thought she had given me away until the weekend came and my grandparents came to pick me up. I normally wouldn't write anything this personal but just wanted you to know your not alone and I'm very happy that you found your voice and worth eventually. Your post touched me and I just wanted to say that I'm happy you're whole now.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
Here's a post from the "main" Susan audition YouTube video (the one with 68 million hits, by BritainsSoTalented):

kiltkapper (3 hours ago)
someone is saying on the other site..a fan who is at Liverpool said Susan..Aiden and Shaheen..are all not on today...and they want their money back

Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@Casey'smom - the Pub is actually Susan's audition video over on YT. Members have appropriated the comments and are practically chatting - they call it the Pub. Has quite a few regulars.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sassyone, actually, they usually do have brothers, but they're jerks as you say. Funny how that goes,isn't it. I'm just happy you got the good one. :)
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
We are trying!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Okay boys, enough yelling in red! LOL
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
Hooray!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ DJD-Sctland, you can yell at me in green. :)
Posted by matty on June 18, 2009
Just to say folks that Susan was a " no-show " at Liverpool tonight...I am totally "gutted"...was SO looking
forward to seeing her!!. I rang the Echo Arena at 11.45am
and was told she would be appearing, but when I arrived
at the venue, was greeted with a printed notice announcing
her absence.(6.30pm)...I opted for a refund, since it was
only to see Susan that I bought a ticket. Along with the
Manchester x 2 cancellations that means there were no
appearances in N.W England (a LARGE catchment area).I will
be interested to see how many other people opted for a refund.Incidentally Shaheed Jafargholi and Aidan Davies did not appear either (presumably by arrangement). I don't blame Susan ,but surely her "team" could arrange a revised schedule to appear, so that people do not arrive unprepared. I don't expect to see Susan "live" now for a
year or so, unless she returns to the N.W....Ah well, I
can but dream!!..."Here endeth the WHINGE". I had intended to write an account of her triumph, but I now hand that torch to others. Love to you all.xxxx
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
jordie an actual article from the Vancouver Sun that isn't full of BS? I'm so shocked they've been awful about her. And to think they're not a rag mag.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
Too bad for Liverpool that Susan, as well as Aiden and Shaheen did not perform. That's 3 out of 12 acts -- I don't blame people for wanting their money back.

By the way the site has now added the video of Susan singing Memory (in two parts) in Newcastle. Sorry about the video quality, but a least the audio is good.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
Thanks for the reminder DJG-Scotland! It was ages ago when I took a course on this and did not do much with it. Let's do the SusanWave again:
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Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ matty, thank you for the update, we were wondering...
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
So many great comments here. Many of them should be blogs (threads) on their own. It's hard to respond to every one but I do read them all. First:

@281165 ~ thanks for trying that. Funny thing, it worked earlier. See the purple link eg. Haven't figured out the blockquote problem either. Maybe we could have a blog on what this site can support some time. Also, so that everyone can learn.

@Patriciasart Wow! I had no idea why Michael Barrymore was no longer on the air. That really is something. Just going to read your link now. Here it is again for anyone who missed it, just click to get to the story:

Michael Barrymore, Murder Case at his Home

@ Pottedferne ~ regarding Bon Jovi, it's fascinating isn't it, what a broad spectrum of people have become Susan fans. I would love it if she took him up on his offer and performed with him.

I also think she could work with Diversity (and Flawless perhaps) as back-up dancers for a West Side Story number. They seem to really like her and it would dispel all the claims that she resented them winning, which she never did. Diversity has said that Susan told them she had noticed 'something special' about them.

Oooh, I just thought of how she could perform for the Queen! Diversity and she could colaborate on a Broadway/West End show number requiring a vocalist and dancers! Lol, devious I know, but it would be wonderful and I think the Queen would approve.

This is getting long. Will try to respond to all who responded to me in a minute.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ MisTia, thank you for the clarification.

@ Reinder, please no yelling in red buddy, it's giving me a brain cramp.
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@matty - thanks for telling us! Am sorry you missed out on seeing her; I would have been so disappointed, especially since they said she would appear.

I really have issues with how the BGT people are handling this, they should have made pre-planned breaks for everyone, so that people would know and plan accordingly. A bit unfair to the fans really.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
Could we Pleeeeese stop the ... yelling !!!!! Giving me a headache !!!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Thanks, Matty. What a disappointment for you!! I know you would have given us a terrific blow-by-blow account of the performance, if you'd gone. So sorry, for your sake,---but I'm sure Susan needed the break.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@jordie: Your link to the Vancouver Sun didn't quite work (the URL was truncated). I'll try to post one that will:

Susan Boyle Search
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@matty Thank you for the update. I would've asked fpr a refundo too.
Posted by pottedferne on June 18, 2009
this not about Susan, but to @all of the women posters who are posting probs with your moms...i found out in my tweens that my father named me (out of seven children) after an old girlfriend.......but Mom and I worked it out with no hard feelings!!!

I highly recommend the book "The Dance of Anger" to all who have issues with their moms.
Posted by HereToday on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart - thanks for the link to the article re Barrymore - pretty shocking, first I had heard of this. Do you know what the outcome of the case was? The articles I saw in the yahoo search just talk about his bail being extended in 2007.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@DJG-Scotland and 281165 are we getting a tutorial on how to put gifs, images, and write in green ? :-)
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
So sorry for Matty, but remember the article that quoted Susan last night as saying she was tired. At least we know our girl is safe and resting tonight, probably cuddling her Pebbles. As long as she is all right.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Matty,

Thank you for the update. The last minute announcement
has to be frustrating to everyone and we surely understand how you must feel. I simply cannot understand
why the media wasn't alerted to this hours before the
scheduled performance.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
A well rested Susan tomorrow. The fans will be given a special treat cause that means she's definitely going to bring down the house. It'll make for some more exceptional footage. Great news for Susan.

As far as going to a show and Susan not performing, I'd demand a refund without thinking twice about it, or at the very least, a ticket on the bus to the next performance.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 18, 2009
Jordie: I'm not far from you...did my graduate training in Ottawa a little while ago LOL...have been living in Montreal fro last 20 years...I do not know if Susan is "delicate" or not but she sure has been going through "not so delicate" situations in the last 2 months,,,some real tough ones...some wonderful...
Posted by finlandia50 on June 18, 2009
I THINK THAT....TO COPY AND PASTE ONE RECORDING VIDEO OF OUR DIVA SUSAN BOYLE IT HAS TO BE PROFESIONAL VIDEO TO SHOW THE WOULD SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST SINGER ALL OVER AT THE MOMENT
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@DocRobbie.....hey friend, I had sent you a couple emails, but will tell it here .... I tried to fix the
part 2 of Memory vid, but it takes a tilt and then right back upright in the middle of it, so there is no way I can fix that one.....All I could do is splice them together, but that wouldn't make much sense....we will just all have to be satisfied till the next Susan vid is uploaded, hopefully all straight up...lol
Thanks for the uploads.... I enjoyed them both....Tommy
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Re-posting link to that story, which was presented by Patriciasart. The other one didn't work for some reason. May not work this time either. Gremlins at work I think.

Michael Barrymore, Murder Case at his Home

The link should lead to the results of a search using those words. I read a little further and he was vindicated, but not a very nice guy it seems.
Posted by dmichael on June 18, 2009
hi guys,

been busy the last two days . just checking in awsome!!!!!! videos!!!!!!!!!!!

danny wow thanks for the beatles video kewl even though i was like 2 years old seriously!!! :) i remember my aunts and uncles talking about their concert in new orleans in city park,

tommy, thanks for all the woderful videos of susan i NEVER tire of hearing her sing her signature song IDAD!!!!!!

lonni and all my other susanotes HELLO!!!!! man is hot hot hot here in the states Hey tommy saw 101 in louisiana!!!!!!!!!!! where's the I C E!!!! :)

hope everyone is well and staying KEWL!!! oops COOL!! in this heat...
dennis
Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
Just thinking of all that Susan is probably missing now (besides Pebbles and her neighborhood of course.) Could she possibly be attending Mass or getting in any fresh air walks or just sitting down to a lemondade and chatting with friends. How I hope the thrill and accomplishment in what she is doing now is filling the void for the time being, and somehow she will really have the kind of life she will love down the road a piece.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
OK Casey'smom
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
wild ol dan- Aidan, the boy dancer and also Shaheen, the boy singer also had today off as a rest day. Not just Miss Boyle. Of course, they should alert the fans who have tickerts, for all the acts who are taking rest days-- it seems pretty bad that they do not tell in advance. I think this BGT tour is a snarky money making thing for the producers and also a back breaking thing for ALL of the artists.
Posted by pottedferne on June 18, 2009
@sabring..a "Westside" story based in London with Diversity ........totally awesome..

.r u listening ALW???
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@dmichael .....lol...and that's 101 in the shade too, my friend....heat index hit 112 today...whew! Hard on us old fellers, as Ol' Dan would say...:)
Posted by lowbyres on June 18, 2009
Hi pony lady. In the clips that are played before Susan appears on the stage she is wearing a yellow top and says: "When I first applied for Britain's Got Talent I never really realised that I would be sitting here being in the final" and "When I step on that stage it's an accumulation of 40 years of dreaming. A life long ambition".
Posted by HereToday on June 18, 2009
@sabrina6850 - thanks very much for the link and info - second time a dead person has turned up at his home apparently - whole thing is pretty shocking
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
DocRobbie wrote: "Too bad for Liverpool that Susan, as well as Aiden and Shaheen did not perform. That's 3 out of 12 acts -- I don't blame people for wanting their money back.

By the way the site has now added the video of Susan singing Memory (in two parts) in Newcastle. Sorry about the video quality, but a least the audio is good."

Not a bad prediction by me in another blog about a week ago where I warned that even the youngster are taking a well deserved break. This tour is madness. Way too much in way to little time. I am also concerned very much about 2 Grand, especially the granddad.
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 18, 2009
If I were Susan, I'd be taking a serious nap! Maybe talking to my friends on the phone and then a long soaking bath!(with bubbles!) But I'm not Susan. She may be wishing she were out there on that stage. I really don't want to think of her as delicate. My Scottish relatives are a hardy lot what with the walking and the cool clear air. One of my cousins was a country Doctor and she cared for a fishing village that one got to only by climbing down a really steep hill. That was in the late 60's over on the Irish Sea..don't know if that way of life still exists. We waited for her uptop while she delivered a baby and set a broken leg. She was in her 50's then. I was in my early 20's.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
I'm very sorry that Susan skipped the Liverpool show, and that you had to wait until you got to the venue to find out. Hope after a rest the Susan can make it to the Cardiff show, if not then at least have more advance notice of her skipping the show, especially for ticket holders.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
I know this is not going to be a popular post to some, but Casey'mom is right.....the html thing is getting a little out of hand. Not everyone is amused by it as some are. Actually no one has permission to do this. And admin certainly does not approve of it at all. I am saying this as humbly as I can.....not a rant, just a suggestion...
blessings, Tommy
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 18, 2009
@Cee. Hello and welcome! Hope you have a good time here :).
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
Personally speaking I will be glad when the tour is over and Susan gets to her CD and the rest of a great future. :)
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@dmichael and Tommy, 17 Celsius here, grey, windy, raining, feels like November, wanna trade?

@ Reinder, appreciate your sense of humor buddy but I really do have a headache....enough for now, please. The weather probably has something to do with it. I don't do well with low pressure systems.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
Just playing with fonts and colours!
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
I hope that Susan get's a good rest and performs whenever she is ready. Scotland is over. First America and then the rest of the world starting in Belgium. Lots ofPhotobucket

for Susan Boyle, and champagne and caviar for:

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Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Tommy, thanks for the support, you're so soothing in every way my friend. :)
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Okay, if this doesn't stop, I'm outta here.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
@Heretoday Thanks for the info on Michael Barrymore also. I had never heard of him until I saw the video of Susan on his show.

Matty, so sorry you missed seeing Susan. What a disappointment for you. Can you not go to the next venue, or is it too far? I did see, thanks to TexasLady that tomorrow, Fri. at Cardiff, is booked out.

To those who were bullied as children, my heart goes out to you. I was very lucky as a child, with wonderful parents and learned from them at an early age, to stand up for those who were being badly treated by others.

But I can definitely relate to some extent, how awful it must feel. As a teacher it's easy to see how some children really need to be directed to NOT become bullies, and it can be done fairly easily, as children do have great compassion for others, naturally. If they are bullying others, it is not their nature to do so, imo, it is learned behavior. Appealing to their 'better nature' works most of the time, in my experience and when they are taught that what they are doing really hurts another child, often a lonely child, it is amazing how they respond.

The fault is with adults imo, parents and teachers, who either wittingly or unwittingly enable or even teach that behavior.

I am glad that most here seem to have overcome those experiences and I really admire them for that. {{a hug}} for all who suffered at the hands of bullies. It is and always has been a real issue for me, as a teacher especially and no one ever got away with being a bully in my class.

I don't understand how or why we read so often about children being bullied horrendously in many schools. Where are the adults when this happens? Same with Susan's situation. Where were the parents?
Posted by susanwin on June 18, 2009
Dear sassyone, delly, puppett, aroseblush and everybody else here, who experienced bullying - from strangers, and from those, who are supposed only to love us unconditionally!
I so admire your courage - it takes a lot of courage to find your own life, your own "voice" in life, to put the past behind you!!!I respect you so, and yes, I love you - we are all here sisters and brothers, who love and respect each other.

We are now family here - a loving family, where we all can share everything - what was good and what was bad in our lives, thanks to one amazing singer, who brought us all together - our Susan.

Thank you SO much, DJG-Scotland, for your wonderful instructions! You are amazing!!!

It is good, that our dear Susan will have a bit of rest - it will allow her to continue with the tour with refreshed strength.

If only those British reporters knew, how many outstanding professional musicians here, in Boston, Massachesetts, admire our darling Susan! And how many YOUNG professional musicians admire her here in Boston! Minutes ago my last student for today left, all of them are raving about Susan, her beautiful voice and marvelous singing, and this incredible ability for growth - before our own eyes, we hear and see this amazing professional growth of our Susan, that tells us,that she has unlimited potential for further development.

God bless everybody here,

susanwin
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Btw, the headlines if there are any, about Susan not appearing on tonight's show, should not be about her only, but should include the other two performers and hopefully explain that this happens throughout the tour, with performers taking a night off to rest here and there.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sabrina, let's stop dwelling on the negative and move on with the positive. I'm sure Susan is living in the present, feeling the love and acceptance - not dwelling on her past- and looking forward to a bright future.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 18, 2009
For Susans sake I'll be glad when this tour thing is over for her .... appearing with all the other acts is a mixed bag in that in her own concerts they're all at a place to see her and therefore more support .
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
Me too DJG-Scotland:
Hooray for Susan
Posted by Voracious Violinist on June 18, 2009
It is interesting that the BGT tour IS allowing people to get a refund should Susan not be singing. This is actually quite exceptional for a concert with a number of different artists appearing as usually the venues are covered by the disclaimer: "We reserve the right to change programmes and artists without prior notice etc" and would use that to avoid paying refunds. In this case they've obviously realised it would be a bad PR move NOT to offer refunds as so many people are just going to hear Susan it seems... Glad to hear she is having another night off, she'll be wanting to keep her voice in good shape til her recording sessions.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@Piggie, did you see Susawin's post above?
Posted by chrisk on June 18, 2009
I like the larger fonts and colors. My eyes are getting to that age when it is much easier to read the larger, brighter print.
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 18, 2009
I've been at work today. I am a teacher and off for the summer but work at James Avery Jewelry in the summers. I don't know how people who work all day do it. All I could thing about was getting home and seeing Susan At Newcastle..

Now I can't get the video to play :-(. My husband thinks I've watched too many videos and it has made the computer full somewhere and everything is slow, but we have 2 computers and the older one is not used much. I have only watched 2 or 3 on it and it won't play either !!!!Help, why won't thes video go? Gets to "I prayed that God ....and stops every time. I NEED my Susan Fix..especially since I read she will not sing tonight (whew!!I get a night off) HELP HELP HELP I want my video Love to All and did I mention HELP !!!?.....
Posted by finlandia50 on June 18, 2009
I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY SUSAN DOES NOT SING....CRY ME A RIVER.......
SORRY BUT WITH THIS SONG SHE SEEM TO BE ...LA GRANDE ELLA FITZFERALD....THE AFERO-AMERICAN SOUL DIVA .
THE SUSAN VIDEO MORE VIEW THAN THE REST....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAoABuJ
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
@sabrina6850 - if you use a bold tag, could you remember to end the tag otherwise it'll crash through into the next post until another end tag appears!
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Hi Cee, welcome to the site ~ waving ~
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
I am sorry to matty and others who made the trip only to be disappointed. But I am very glad to hear that Susan took another day off. It seems that she may be doing three performances in a row and then resting.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@reinder, thank you for your respect and consideration for others.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Actually, I'm glad our dear girl is taking a night off. She has to be tired - makes me tired just thinking about her schedule. But I'll tell ya'll this - if even one of those slimoid rags makes a big deal out of this, I'm gonna blast them to Kingdom Come!!!

Sending Susan another card today.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
Although I see that if that were her pattern her next rest would be a show in Scotland. I don't know if she would skip a show in Scotland.
Posted by onlykaty on June 18, 2009
Ihave listened to every susan video here at least a dozen times, never can get enough..Susan just keeps getting better and better, if thats possible. love ya susan!
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
Chrisk wrote: "I like the larger fonts and colors. My eyes are getting to that age when it is much easier to read the larger, brighter print."

Me too, it gives these blogs more fun and who does not want to see smarties, a "snack" Susan seems to like or the cat Pebbles. And what is wrong with smileys to emphasize your messages?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Chrisk, is the only one who wrote that after 3 of us asked you to stop.....
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Casey'smom: There are others who like it.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Did you read Tommy's post?
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Tommy and all: Obviously there are little children in here as well as adults--and they seem to enjoy playing childish games. Sort of the same type that got their jollies taunting Susan, I suspect.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Thank you WAMcKinley.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
As long as they don't start hurling stones!
Posted by fumingjane on June 18, 2009
Finland, she will. Prob on her CD. The Tour is scripted. It is what it is.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
I know this won't be popular with everyone but can we keep from large images and large text? I know HTML is fun but we don't need large text and gifs bouncing around. just IMHO!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Maybe those who post photos can reduce the size of the candy photos, etc. so they don't take up so much space? I'm just guessing, but some people may be using a laptop computer or have a small-ish monitor, in which case the photos look enormous compared to the size of their screen. On my laptop, some of the photos take up over half a screen length, but they look much smaller on my desk computer.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Oh you can believe Susan is getting attention from the younger crowds too. She's on MTV news everyday. Heck, we might see videos pop up soon. The majority artists put one foot in at a time to get this successful, Susan did a cannon ball off the diving board. I'd already classify Susan as a Diva at the very least.

How about a Susan Boyle and Aretha Franklin duet?
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
DJG, I realized that and closed the tag in an extra post which I posted for that reason more than anything else.

Caseysmom, not sure what you mean by focusing on the negative. I followed a comment by someone else with additional information that some people didn't have. Sorry if it offended you. There's a lot I don't like either, but I skip it as I don't feel I have the authority to tell others what they should speak about, just because it doesn't interest me.

Anyhow, I've never stayed on a site where my contributions are not welcome.

So, I'm out of here. No hard feelings, truly, but I am an adult and since I don't tell others what to do or talk about, I expect the same respect in return. If this site operates differently, where some users are going to make rules for everyone, I've seen that happening before and it's not for me. I have faith in most people that they will not abuse the privileges they are being given to post here, and in seven years online, I have never done so on any site ~ I posted information. If there is a rule against that, I was not aware of it.

Have a nice rest of the day and I'm glad Susan is pacing herself as well as the others.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
It's like neener, neener...I know something you don't know!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
I'm only intending to use a different coloured text for when I post details about the DVDs so that it will stand out and nobody misses it. I had to experiment first to see what the site would allow.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
LAsty night she sang with her familty watching I wonder if they did not get together today, as a family celebration of susan's success and a time for family.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 18, 2009
TAKE A LOOK. A nice collage of photos from Susan's audition.
http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs43/i/2009/109/f/3/Susan_Boyle_by_letinhastock.jpg
Could someone HTML the photo for me? I'm having trouble with it.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Anyone got a deck of cards?? Or how about a rousing game of Scrabble??? Any other suggestions of how we can pass the time until Susan sings again?? Aren't we going to be a bunch of loonies, twiddling our thumbs and watching the clock?!!
Posted by snerk2 on June 18, 2009
Just another Susan addict here...but THIS is a habit I don't want to break...She makes my morning when I get up...and she finishes off my evening, always in grand style. Go Susan go...this is just a beginning for your wonderful career
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
I'd rather hear that from Paul himself Casey'smom
Posted by maigret on June 18, 2009
@Wild Ol Dan Thanks for your post last night as we waited for news from Newcastle, reminding us there are no bulletins when planes land safely. I realized that I'm worried at times despite her recent triumphs. I guess its because with baby steps one can expect stumbles. But she seems to be growing in confidence and I assume some of her changes in delivery are to exercise different parts of her voice, as well as experimenting with what works for her.

I think there must be some exhaustion after performing in front of her "home" crowd and family two nights ago. What an emotional event that must have been for all of them but she probably used the energy to push on with Newcastle. I'm glad she's taking a break because these vigils for news are wearing me out.

@Tommy. I agree about the HTMLs. Maybe another blog for those who want to play with it.

@matty. Oh how awful the disappointment.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Yeah...about time we heard Paul speak!
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 18, 2009
If you need some thing Susan to do...go here!
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&um=1&q=susan+boyle&sa=N&start=40&ndsp=20
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sabrina, I didn't mean to offend you, she'as had a hard childhood but she's gone beyond it, let's focus on the good things happening in her life. The bad is behind her and I'm sure that's where she wants it to stay.

I just think, we all know what she has been through, what's beautiful is that she had the courage to overcome that and move on, on her own, low self esteem and all which takes great courage. Let's ride on that cloud with her and move on through the skies with her as she rises above all that negative past.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
has anyone ever wondered why George Sampson is touring again? didn't he win last year? I find it weirdly odd. But then again he's a fantastic dancer.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Tommy, you are such a diplomat. Aren't you glad our girl is resting tonight? I really am - like to think of her taking it easy, though I'm very sorry for our fan Matty - what a disappointment.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
@susanwin

I love you too. Whoever said, 'love makes the world go round'...got it right. You are all loved. We are family.
Posted by Kalua on June 18, 2009
@sassyone I think he's special guest of the BGT Tour Live this year.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@281165....I was going to send you a personal message, but decided to put it here...Agitating others just for
fun is a very childish thing to do...believe me, you are
treading on thin ice. And I have no doubt you will be hearing from Paul himself....If this bothers you, then I am sorry. We must ALL adhere to rules and regulations at some point in our lives. I am not going to post any more on this subject. Thanks, Tommy
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
DJG, looked at your pictures from the other blog.Scotland is very beautiful. It reminds me of an andrew wyeth paintine. Last spring I rescued two wee baby bunnies and as adults they still come to me back yard. They were so very cute. A friend's dog dug the two up and my friend made me take them. They were so so tiny. Their ears were still folded back. I could hold the two of them in what one friend says my very small hand. The were so sweet, my cats thought they became very entertaining as they grew and hopped around more.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Kalua , I know, I just wonder things out loud sometimes. I figure he will probably draw in the crowds and that he's under contract to do so...honestly I would rather see Andrew Johnston sing than George Sampson dance.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@TommyUSA: I have no problems with rules. If Paul tells us all not to use HTML I will not use HTML. He is the boss.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@Lonnirose....yes, I am, Lonni...she needs the rest I am sure....hope she is sleeping now, with a smile on her face.:)
Posted by MisTia on June 18, 2009
@Kalua - the Cheeky Monkeys appeared as well, there's a (bad) video on YT and they are guests as you say.

Anyway, am off. Good night all, will take the opportunity of turning in earlier because Susan has a night off. :)
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
@TommyUSA..it would be nice to see Rules and Regulations posted somewhere at this site! Are there any?
Posted by Bobber2 on June 18, 2009
I kindof like the normal type blog site and not one with large fonts etc but do appreciate others might like that sort of thing...wonder though maybe those who do like it can create their own different type web site a different Susan site...im sure it would be good but appealing to a different demographics of people.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@IvoryMist....I am sure there will be sooner or later....but we as adults really need to realize that there are rules and regulations to follow even if they
are not visible...kind of like when your heart tells you
what is right and wrong..:) Blessings, Tommy
Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
@281165 I was also about to suggest that there are many kinds of bullying and for what? Colored slightly larger fonts are one thing but M&Ms following a request to cool it...looks like somthing to be concerned about.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
What interesting dynamics occur on this site. A social psychologist would have a field day with it as a research project.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@ponylady: There is no bullying in using HTML codes to praise Susan Boyle. There is no bullying presenting smarties, Susan's favorie or Pebbles her Cat. How can you call that Bullying?

Paul should make a stand about what is allowed here or not, he is the boss. Some like HTML codes some don't. Yesterday it was all praising when in another blog all kinds of pictures of Susan were posted.
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
PWattis

lol...a little humor in a testy situation is beneficial at times. I also agree. The large icons and other HTML code was very distracting. I had to leave the site for awhile, because it was so irratating.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
You have to hand it to us, no 2 days are alike here!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@aroseblush. Thanks for getting that I was trying to be funny.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@BethinTheUSA, you have got that right. You never know what the topic will be.
Posted by LucyB on June 18, 2009
OHMERCIME----BOTH parts 1 & 2 of the Newcastle performances had a black screen and "Embedding disabled by request" in tiny letters. Any white knights disguised by electronic wizards be willing to ride to the rescue and solve the problem??? THANX GOBS!!!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
The people using HTML codes were just having fun...(you know...idle hands...) am sure no harm was meant!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 18, 2009
Me, too. Been gone all day. Couldn't stand those popping whatevers. It's hard enough with the tiny type on this site, without bobbing things in the periphery of your vision. Also, miss out on comments from regulars, as I have to scroll past those things. Besides, not everyone in the world likes cutesy smileys. One of my friends always puts them on her e-mails and I don't have the heart to tell her I find them nauseating.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
OK, if I were in charge (and I'm not of course!) I would say we stick to just using basic text formatting tags (FONT, B, I, U) to allow colour changes but NOT size changes or font face changes. Also no embedded images, or animated GIFs. That would be an acceptable compromise?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@Ivorymist, to keep going when politely asked to stop, I beg to differ.
Posted by ca0911 on June 18, 2009
What does "embedding disabled" mean. Can't play 1 or 2 of
"Memory"
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Sounds good to me DJG-Scotland!

But yesterday I thought posting pictures was neat!

But give an inch......they take a mile!
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
DJG-Scotland

I second your motion. It's hard to have a serious conversation, about serious issues, with jelly beans starring you in the face.
Posted by Meme on June 18, 2009
DJG..thanks so much for putting up the DVD directions again. I thought it was gone, and I have to wait for my son to help me with it. These great things disappear when the blog changes...yikes!! I just tried to save it in a file, but who knows if I really did it. I am so jealous of all you guys with the great tech expertise!!
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
@ca0911 - it seems whoever has put it on YT doesn't want it played on other sites. Just click on where it says 'YouTube' at the bottom right of the video window and it will play directly in YouTube.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
@DJG-Scotland....no objections here...sounds good to me.
I'm not the 'Boss' either....just trying to help out a man that works all day, then stays up all hours to get us things here on the site that we crave....blessings, Tommy
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: I want to hear from Paul first. We have 23,000 members reading this blog. Some like the HTML and others don't. If Paul says no it is no. If Paul does not bother he does not bother, if Paul says yes!Photobucket
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
@Casey'smom...I would like someone who has "authority" to speak on the subject!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ DJG - Scotland, I think the pictures site pictures (from people's homelands) are very nice but for some too much for their computer capacity, not my case, I like them. People would have to let you know themselves about that.

Different colors, but please not red, for special notices, as yours about how to make the dvd's, by the way I appreciate that you repost occassionally for those in different time zones, is wonderful.

But for everything else, yes, your suggestion is acceptable to me.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 18, 2009
Good night folks....love to all, and love to SUSAN...
blessings, Tommy
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 18, 2009
Time for bed. It's actually got quite dark here for a change, so I might get some sleep tonight!
Posted by aroseblush on June 18, 2009
Time for dinner....my persistent little dog is reminding me that she is hungry. Good night folks. You are all love. Good night Susan. Have a good rest.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
'Night, Tommy, sleep well. Our Susan is safe tonight.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Ivorymist, I'm not saying I have authority by any means, but if someone asked me politely not to do something because I was a health problem with the visual, I certainly would respect that, rather than keep doing it to aggravate.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Three new members posted on the home page - a very sincere welcome to you all. We appreciate your comments, so feel free to chime in any time.
Posted by wasforgas on June 18, 2009
Well, I have to say that I'm saddened in Ms. Boyle tonight. What a disappointment to arrive at the Echo Arena here in Liverpool and read the notice that Ms. Boyle would not be performing. I find it somewhat puzzling, that the 72 year old grandfather from 2 Grand and the 10 year old Hollie are able to perform but not a middle age gifted woman? If I sound bitter, it's because I travelled a long way to see Susan and was let down. Even though the show was excellent, it would have been even better IF we could have seen ALL the acts! The tickets are not cheap and I feel short changed.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 18, 2009
(quote)Posted by finlandia50 on June 18, 2009
I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHY SUSAN DOES NOT SING....CRY ME A RIVER....... SORRY BUT WITH THIS SONG SHE SEEM TO BE ...LA GRANDE ELLA FITZFERALD....THE AFERO-AMERICAN SOUL DIVA . THE SUSAN VIDEO MORE VIEW THAN THE REST....(end quote)

Amen, Finlandia!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 18, 2009
I swear those stupid things are giving me my first migraine. Maybe some people don't have thoughtful discourse in them.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Good night Tommy. Have a blessed night and tomorrow.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@281165 Hi, I've been taking a rest from the Blog....same discussions....I love the colours and visuals...etc...It breaks up the 'heavy' stuff. I'm just waiting to see Susan's first interview now.... BGT has, apparently, always rotated acts.....only seems to have become a 'problem' since Susan became 'famous'...Love the colours...I have OLD eyes too. But..I understand that rules are rules and wouldn't want you guys who are trying to 'lighten things up here' to get into trouble. Good luck!

So sorry some people are not as lighthearted and fun-loving as some of us seem to be...:)
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
agree with Tommy USA- the huge bold letters and colors are a little abrasive- not to DG in scotland ans he ust posts in bold color to show his instructions, but the big ( I think tommy called it HTML?) HUGE POSTS WITH A SENTENCE OR TWO are just to show off that you guys can do it technology wise. Here is not the place to show off your techno skills. I am a tech recruiter in LA- if you want to move here, send me your resume of your html skills to: teri@themitchellgroup. com. now please stop. it is annoying and also a lot boring to some of us
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
agree with Tommy USA- the huge bold letters and colors are a little abrasive- not to DG in scotland ans he ust posts in bold color to show his instructions, but the big ( I think tommy called it HTML?) HUGE POSTS WITH A SENTENCE OR TWO are just to show off that you guys can do it technology wise. Here is not the place to show off your techno skills. I am a tech recruiter in LA- if you want to move here, send me your resume of your html skills to: teri@themitchellgroup. com. now please stop. it is annoying and also a lot boring to some of us
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@wasforgas, I don't think it was Susan Boyle's or any of the other performers decision. From what we have been told BGT controls the schedule and they rotate time off. What's not fair is that people aren't being told in advance and travel to the venue only to find out when they show up.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Hello Noelle. It's nice to see you again. Welcome back. I will be glad when Susan can sing whatever she wants to sing. I imagine she is tired of singing only two songs. lol
Posted by Meme on June 18, 2009
Jordie..I am so reminded of Kate Smith also, but feared only those of us who are quite"mature" would remember.
Yes, Susan is reminiscent of her to a degree, I think.
Although I was a very little girl when I watched Kate with my mom..and I can't imagine anyone being more awesome than Susan!!
Posted by Penny08 on June 18, 2009
Get ready folks. Newspaper are at it again that Susan "went loco" at Liverpool. Show reps are saying Susan just went back to London for a bit of rest and I guess it wasn't dramatic again for the newspapers. Sigh.

I'm not even bothering to put a link up because it is obviously made up but it's the Mirror who started it. I just want everyone to beware.
Posted by sabrina6850 on June 18, 2009
Casey'smom, I am not offended, just puzzled as I did not speak about Susan's childhood in a negative way at all. When I did speak about it, it was to say she seemed to come from a very close family. So I'm not sure why your post was directed to me.

However, people will discuss the childhoods of famous people. Susan herself not only spoke about some of her experiences, being bullied etc. but in her own words said that she wanted to 'show people with learning disabilities that they can turn a 'disability into an ability'. I find that to be an admirable dream.

Clearly she does not view her experiences as anything to be ashamed of and has spoken for herself on the subject, and neither do I since I have spent most of my adulthood working with some of the most gifted children, many of whom had learning disabilities. She clearly does not need anyone else speaking for her on this subject, it is an important issue for her. She has made that clear.

If part of her dream, as she said, is to enlighten a sometimes very ignorant and prejudiced world, to help end any remaining prejudices against people with disabilities, imo, that is one of her most important goals.

To not want to talk about something, imo, demonstrates a subconscious fear of the topic. A fear Susan herself, rightly, does not seem to have. Most likely due to the excellent teaching of her parents.

I have a feeling this is something she will speak about in the future and will have a huge influence over. What is not good about that? Unless you think there is something wrong with having any kind of disability (I mean 'you' in the generic sense, not you personally)

And this is the most I have ever said about Susan's childhood, btw. What I responded to were some comments about her attempts to further her career and posted a link to a video of one of those attemtps. She was an adult in her 30s at that time.

Anyhow, really I don't want to have to explain everything I say or to be lectured as if I were a child, about what I can discuss. My question was: Are there rules about what can and what can not be discussed at this site, if only discussion about good things happening to Susan at this stage of her life, is permitted, and if that is the case, I was not aware of it. Even though until this post in this thread, I did not discuss Susan's childhood in any negative way, or at all for that matter, your admonition raised the question as to what is acceptable to discuss, that's all. I would not want to participate any environment that, eg, views disabilities of any kind, as 'negative'. I had hoped that most of us who can think at all, were beyond that, as Susan herself certainly is.

What I am beginning to see here, I have seen on so many other sites that started out so nicely. Some people start to feel the need to make rules for everyone else, based on what bothers them personally. That then bothers those who didn't feel they were doing anything wrong, and that causes many good people to leave.

Those experimenting with html, which is a very valuable tool for a site like this, will get over it once they learn how it works on the site. A little patience with that would have been nice. Then, most likely, as always happens, they will share their knowledge with others who will find it very useful in the future.

There are things that bother the rest of us, but so much more important issues to spend time on, than a few little irritations on a website. Which is why I would rather leave than spend time every day dealing with everyone expressing their small grievances, instead of being awed really, that they have the ability to communicate with people from all over the world, and simply avoid the little things that bother them.

Anyhow, I've wasted, against my better judgement, way too much time on this already. I really do hope everyone can just be a little more patient with each other.

Which goes for me too (picture smiley face here :-).
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
So...Howdy Folks...

Well, here we are, mor'n 23,000 of us, gathered from all corners of the world. My gosh, think about that.

That's a whole lotta folks. And, cause we're scattered
over all parts of this here planet of ours...well, I reckon this is even more amazin' when you think about it.

Now 23,000 folks from all parts of the planet sure as
heck ain't gonna agree on everything there is to agree on.

But, I reckon I see this whole thing as kinda special.
Ya see this here lady from Blackburn, West Lothian Scotland touch every last one of our hearts. Now, I suspect that some of us got it worse than others, but taint no doubt we all got it. We all remember wipin' away
tears of joy and happiness just listenin' to the voice of
an Angel comin' out of a wonderful, fun loving, confident, inspiring lady.

Now, the last few weeks have sure been a roller coaster
ride...with incredible highs and terrible lows...as we've
gathered together to celebrate Susan. And we have learned
quite a lot about human nature...about good vs evil... about the power of believing in our hopes and dreams. About courage.

Yep, I reckon there's a whole mess of lessons to be learned from all this. Gettin' along with others that
just don't seem to share your opinion is sometimes kinda
hard. You all know for instance that I believe Susan to
be strong, courageous, and bold. Bravely goin' after her
dreams and conquering the world. Others appear to think
that she is weak, tired, and that her best destiny is to
be home in her chair pettin' Pebbles and watchin' the telly.

I suppose the truth is somewheres in between...but that
don't stop me from thinkin' that Susan is strong, courageous and bold! Perhaps one of the bravest ladies
I've ever known. Reckon, when you get to be my age ya
get a little headstrong about things.

But, uh, rules. Well, whenever folks get together I
think there are some basic rules that have proven useful
over time. One of 'em is called the "Golden Rule". Ya
know, I sure hope parents are still teachin' their young'uns to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." A couple others I've heard of over the years
include..."To have a friend, you must be one." "Those who
bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it
from themselves." and then there's the one I found on an
ol' Christmas card I received once..."Believe as a child
believes and the magic will find you."

I reckon this old world is about as good as what we
put into it. And I've always found that if it comes down
to a choice 'tween good and evil...choose good. 'Tween right and wrong...choose right.

When this lady named Susan touched our hearts a few weeks back she a good many of us immediately fell in love
with everything about her. Taint no gettin' around it.
Love is one of the most powerful forces on earth.

So...like I say...here we all are...gathered from every
part of the planet to celebrate a nice lady from Scotland.
Reckon we had ought play nice amoungst ourselves knowing
that, as her loyal fans, we gotta a job to do in the days,
weeks, months, and years ahead. Yep, a big job. And that
is to nurture this here fan outfit, to treasure every member, and to help it grow...to support Susan Boyle in
every way that we can as she continues after her dreams.

Now, I've said this before, but, I reckon I'll say it
again, this grizzled ol' cowhand is kinda proud to be a
member of this here outfit. Kinda proud to be supportin'
this lady from Scotland. Reckon a whole lotta you folks
are too.

Well, shucks, tonight we ain't waitin' for nuthin' so
I figured I'd just get all that said. Hope it didn't
bother nobody...

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan

Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Sorry, wasforgas ...guess they all take days off. I wonder if anyone complained when 2grand and Hollie Steele took time off?
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@ArielAZ Scroll past the stuff you don't like. Some of the Blogs are getting repetitive at present. I scroll past THEM...laughter is the best medicine....All I am waiting for is to hear Susan SPEAK....I will pop back now and again to read all fans news, that is not repetitious....but the bouncing, colourful things...keep me interested as we seem to go over the same old stuff. Maybe when the tour ends......conversations will become more interesting. You can message your favourite fans and carry on conversations off the blog....I LIKE THE FUNNY STUFF....:)
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
HI TXNOELLE! Great to have you here again! Take some of my smarties above!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@terijay....I like them to SHOW OFF. You obviously know all about this stuff. Personally, I do not, and I think it's bloody fun.
Posted by Waddleduck on June 18, 2009
Bethin, yes, she did use the "f***" bomb to the police as well as the journalists. She told Piers Morgan about the journalists baiting her and trying to make her angry (they succeeded), but her very own home paper had a cover story entitled, "Ramboyle." They interviewed some of the towns people in Blackburn and they said she was legendary for her quick temper and language. Even her priest, who called her a woman of strong faith, kind, etc. said she has been known to pitch her fits of anger. At first I thought it was because of her "slight" brain damage. Then I realized, like someone said above, that the anger stems from pain -- all the pain and bullying she has had to endure. You're right. When the paparrazi started saying bad things to her and about her, it was "bullying 101" all over again. I am praying for her that God will heal every wound she has ever had to endure. She herself made a statement that the words used by the bullies to her are the wounds that do not heal. But God can!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Sabrina, again I apologize, but there are many blogs before this one from weeks back and that issue has been discussed to death and we had decided to move on about talking about the disability issue, we don't see any "disability/bullying" issue as Susan obviously can take care of herself and hold her own. When it's mentioned it always opens up a barrel, not a can, of worms.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
WB TXNoelle...nice to see you!
We all missed you!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@terijay It is only boring, all this HTML stuff becuase you are used to it...think about it though....it's all a 'commercial' to bring the likes of us mere techno-illiterates to come to people like you...to sign up for courses.. These guys are doing YOU a favour...and you have put on Blog WHERE you can be located...How's that for exploiting this site.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 18, 2009
The problem is that even if you scroll past them, you still see them as you're reading the following posts. So I have to skip those, too. Thus, I don't get to follow the conversations closely, and I like to hear what some of my favorite regulars say every day.

I really don't think this teenage stuff belongs with the crowd here. If these people are bored with the conversation, they should go elsewhere. There are lots of sites where they'd fit right in.
Posted by whisper1 on June 18, 2009
I am a follower of Susan’s and this site is impressive and all the people who post on this site. There seems to be an intolerance that I have not seen before. I keep the people who have set themselves up as judges to judge others in my prayers. All people are different, it is the difference that we can celebrate, and embrace our common admiration for Susan the person and her God given talent
Peace and joy
Whisper
Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan, you are such a good, kind, gentle and intelligent communicator. My ponies and I will visit you on this trail anytime (even if I majored in dressage and hunt seat instead of a western saddle & chaps.) Wonder how hard Susan would laugh at all this. I can see her shake her head, but expect she would agree with you about the odds of 23,000 people around the world agreeing on everything.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Wild 'Ol Dan, Hi friend...having talked to you in a while...read all your comments. I agree with you...sad thing is...some parents don't 'parent'. When I met SOME of the parents of my student at Parent Teacher Nights...once we met the parents....my goodness...did we EVER understand that child.....
Posted by maigret on June 18, 2009
@Good Ol' Dan Well said.

Welcome back TXNoelle.
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 18, 2009
Ammo wrote; So sorry some people are not as lighthearted and fun-loving as some of us seem to be...:)

This site is to support and celebrate Susan boyle. to me, I don't need jokes and repeated cartoons to lighten up. It's rude when someone asks politely to not include graphics and it's continued. If I have a party and someone asks to close the drapes as the sun's in their eye, I don't take a vote. It's just respect. I hate to say it, but that seems to be diminishing on this site. Is it power control? We're here for Susan. That's all. ..... will stop, but think!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@TXNoelle...you are back with us Yeah!!!!!! So glad.
Posted by calford on June 18, 2009
WB TXNoelle......I have been wondering about you and soooo glad you are back with us.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Never ever believe those rags. Remember, she said she didn't want to do the whole tour. Her doctors have said she will take rest stops along the way and that she will from time to time go to London for her rests. It's not surprising that The Daily Mirror will write anything to get attention. Remember, pinch of salt.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
That is all too little: a big wave for TXNoelle:Photobucket
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
Janet_In_Texas and LucyB: To play the videos of Memory that have "embedding disabled", go to these YouTube links:

Susan Boyle Newcastle Memory pt 1

Susan Boyle Newcastle Memory pt 2

The YouTuber has promised to upload a fixed version of Memory soon.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Wild Ol Dan, you always get it right and surely know how to diffuse a situation. You and Tommy must be brothers! Our Susan is resting tonight, and if the slimoids don't like it they can KISS MY GRITS!! I don't intend to ever click into their sites any more, because every time we do that, they know their rag is being read. If nobody reads their garbage, maybe they'll lose all their sponsors and go out of business.

Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Waddleduck......I sure hope He gets a move on....I suppose some people will say He didn't intervene because He wanted her to build up her strength.....the He had better be with her now.....
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@WASFORGAS, I see that you just registered with the site today. I am very sorry that you traveled to the show today and were very disaapointed. But I do ask you to not be upset with Susan. All of the acts are taking sporadic days off. Susan's rest days,however, are the only ones publicized. I agree that they should let people know ahead of time. But please remember that even though Susan appears to be the main attraction she is really only one of many acts on this tour. As far as her age goes, it really doesn't matter. No vocalist can or should sing for 24 days straight without days off. Please blame BGT for their lack of foresight. Please join us and remain loyal to Susan and support her so that she will have a long and happy career.
Posted by Penny08 on June 18, 2009
I know Sassy but it just annoys me to know end.

The good news is that every single performance Susan made has resulted in her having a standing ovation each time at the end (the only one actually). That really makes me happy for her!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
TXNoelle, nice to see you back, I sent you an e-mail this morning so check your mail.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Dan, as we say in Tennessee "you shore hit the nail on the head". I'm right proud to be a member of this outfit and reckon I've made some pretty good friends here; some I never really expected. Some are in my own backyard, so to speak; and some are all the way around the world. For an old Tennessee country gal who was born in a cotton patch and raised in a cow pasture, I think that's mighty fine. (the above is absolutely true). lol Well, almost. Mom was headed to the cotton patch when I decided to make my entrance, and we did live in a house that was built smack dab in the middle of a cow pasture. You haven't lived until you've been chased by a bull from the front yard gate to the gate at the highway to catch the school bus. Anyway, I'm mighty proud to have all these new friends and appreciate all of you. The thing is; I'm an old lady (almost 63) and I've always lived by the golden rule. I know some of you are bored and I get that way to on occasion, but I like to treat everyone like I would want to be treated. I know there hasn't been any rules posted in here but the Good Lord said we should treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. I surely don't want to offend anyone and would be terribly sad if anyone felt hurt by anything I say. I'm like Dan. That old Golden Rule is still a very good rule to live by and is a must on a site that has as many and varied members as we have here. Respect is the order of the day for our world wide community. Just my way o' thinkin'.
Posted by pagepage on June 18, 2009
For those who have a hard time with the font, you should have a 'zoom' feature on your web browser. I use firefox and at the top there is the tab 'view', you then click on zoom or use cntrl/shift/plus and the type will get larger. This is useful if your monitor is large enough to see the whole page. Someone else may know how to do it in ie7. It makes it much easier to read for tired eyes and we all know we hate to stop reading even when we are tired. lol
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Thanks, Waddleduck. You said what I tried to say several times----and ran into a brick wall. Prepare for the over-protectors to come attcha now! But you speak the truth. In my opinion, knowing and stating the truth is always the best policy,---even if some find the ideas you're trying to put forth offensive. I applaud you.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@PhyllisIA I see you have been with us since the end of May, no profile...I do agree with your 'party scenario' but if the sun was in MY eyes at your party...I certainly wouldn't ask you to close the drapes....I would just move myself into a shady place in your house and let the others continue to enjoy the sunshine.....I didn't get to 60 without learning SOME social graces.....:)
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
Question: Why are we talking about lurid murder cases on this site? Can we please not?
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
Reinder, are you still awake?
Posted by ArielAZ on June 18, 2009
There was zero discord on this site until these visuals appeared. Many of you say you are new to blogs and posting. So perhaps you don't know that these attention-getting visuals are an example of cyber-bullying. They are also meant to break up conversations and are inherently anti-social and destructive. Like a borderline patient in a therapy group. I kid you not.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge I just scrolled past that....murder case thing...people can message each other off site...like we do on occasion , right?
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 18, 2009
Ammo, That's right; I had a profile which I removed when the climate of this forum appereard to be getting disrespectul by a very few. Still, I didn't want my personal information up there. The sun in your eyes is just a example and I'm not going to argue. This site isn't for teaching HTML either. There are courses for that.
Posted by puppett on June 18, 2009
Well, I just cruised by here real quick to catch up on what's posted and what's going on. Wow!!

@Wild Ol' Dan-- Very well put. As the old song goes; "I Second That Emotion"!

@Sabrina6850-- Also, Very well said. "Respect for the Rights of Others Equals Peace"... that's a quote loosely translated from Benito Juarez. I've always liked it but it sounds better in Spanish.

Well, good night, folks and pleasant dreams.... I'm fixin to go out for dinner. God Bless All.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@wasforgas, I am sorry you traveled such a long distance to be disappointed that Susan did not show up in Liverpool. But as others have pointed out, several of the acts have been taking breaks from the tour, including George Sampson, Hollie Steel, 2 Grands, Stavros Flatley, Aidan Davis and Shaheen Jafargholi, so far. So Susan isn't the only one taking breaks, but of course since she is world famous, her breaks are the only ones making the headlines. Susan's handlers are taking it day by day, depending on how Susan is feeling, so it makes it very difficult for ticketholders, as well as us fans, to know in advance if she is going to show up. It is a really unfortunate situation for her fans in the UK that want to see her perform in the BGT Live tour. Is there any way for you to attend another BGT show?
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@ArielAZ Please, please, please, lighten up. Some of the conversations are getting boring whilst we wait for news of Susan. Message each other if you want private conversations or go into the chat room. You just click on the name and then you will see the person you wish to converse with....it will say...'send as message' and you are off on your way... I do it when I don't want to take up blog time....from Susan conversations...but we really don't have too much to talk about...regarding Susan, until this BGT show is over and she is out there....for us to listen to...in the REAL world.....Relax.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
waddleduck, if you have a link to that article in the West Lothian Courier, I would be glad to read it, but I typed the term Ramboyle into their search engine and got nothing. When I typed it into Google, I got blogs and rag mag articles of hearsay by an anonymous "source" or "neighbor" - again, made up cr*p, as Susan would say. Even Simon Cowell's blog just mentions that her brother John heard about what she said to the police (he didn't actually hear her say it himself). In fact, he said, “Susan used to get picked on and bullied when she was younger. She never reacted.“ She never reacted! Doesn't that say something about her character? Do you rather trust what some scumbag media people "report" that nameless "neighbors" say about Susan, when there is no way to check up that such people even exist?

Like I said, if you have the link, I'll read it, but so far I haven't seen anything but media creeps making up bs about Susan for kicks and giggles.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@ArielAZ, oh there has been discord. Quite a bit of it actually. But I think most on here are very good people. Several, including myself, have left in a huff only to be unable to resist the temptation to come back a few days later. I think most people on this site are very good people. But we have many differences that sometimes clash. Sometimes werare like siblings who have been at home together too many days in a row. I think we should try to follow Wild Ol' Dan's advice of behaving according to the Golden Rule.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 18, 2009
And you, Ammo, stop trying to ingratiate yourself to everyone.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@ArielAZ I have just returned from therapy groups. Two months Jan 6th til Mar 3rd 2009.... You must have been involved in different types of therapy groups to the ones I attended....(as a nurse?..I am assuming you are a nurse....to say such words...)
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@Ammo: Yes love, you have mail.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@ammo and PhyllislA @ ArielAZ: thanks to all of you ladies for your last postings. This site was Focused on Susan now it is chaotic. Now we have bright blue HTMLs on murder. I don't give a royal rip who this "murderer" is since I never heard of him. I would plead for all members of our village to get back to our original format. If people are bored then they should just log off. This is pollution and as a psychic person I find it very disruptive.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ ArielAZ, you've got mail.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@ArielAZ Point well and truly taken....but ARE you a nurse?
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
ArielAZ, personal attacks are crossing the line.
Posted by cloggie on June 18, 2009
gee it's so great to be around Susan fans the world over.
She's the best and my favourite..I come here every day to see what Susan's been up to and to read your comments..
She's had 230 million views now, I'm sure proud of her...
G'day from Oz*S*
Posted by gardenator on June 18, 2009

Actually glad Susan is having a well deserved rest, but sorry for those who had tickets and were disappointed. You could sort of see this break in the action coming, from comments from the PR people. They
should give fans more notice so people don't travel and spend their hard earned lettuce for no reason.

In sympathy with all who have been bullied. I was there too with a family member, like some here. No matter where it comes from, it is terribly destructive. Congratulations to all who have perservered and have good lives now--the best revenge--just as Susan has.

I agree about the 'shouting' text. Hard on the eyes. Worse are the ones that flash. I avoid them on the internet and it is hard to see them here without reaching for the ole aspirin bottle. This is something that only started yesterday, isn't it? Maybe too much waiting is the culprit.

Am envisioning Susan back at her hotel with her feet up, cat on her lap, a cup of tea, and an occasional glance at her new blown up to life size poster of a certain
pin up boy...What a card !

Enjoy !
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
On top of the chaos now we also have petty, mean bickering. The bite is out of the apple and we are on our way out of Eden.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge...sorry I'll go and take my negative vibes with me. Night all...have fun..:)
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
Everybody back off at once from picking on ammo. She is a gentle soul and we respect everyone here. At least we used to.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Scrooge, don't worry too much; last week we some doozy blow-ups and it all settled down again.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge, you have mail.
Posted by rrvngPlano on June 18, 2009
You're the bomb Wild Ol' Dan!!! Thank you for your words of wisdom and continuing support for our Susan--you have the gift of seeing the big picture here~

and welcome back TXNoelle!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Reinder...your e.mail hasn't come through yet....I'll keep looking....

@Scrooge...thank you for your support dear...if you could see my face and hear my tone of voice, it is mainly tongue in cheek joking and trying to lighten everyone up...I am not malicious and am NOT trying to ingratiate myself....many of you know me and have done for weeks....I mean NO harm.....By the way....my 'little' Susan hasn't arrived yet....I'll put up a picture of her near a Port Dover sign...when she gets here....to prove she has arrived....
Posted by rrvngPlano on June 18, 2009
Thanks Ammo~ Hang in there!!!
Posted by Meme on June 18, 2009
Dan..that was an awesome commentary! This site is my sanity right now as I live with the stress of waiting for the call for the lung transplant. Hate to get so personal, but the discord was making this site stressful, too. This site was my amazing gift, my way to forget all the bad stuff for a while as I shared my love and admiration for Susan's talent, heart, humor with those of like mind and emotion. Hope we can all stay friends, and hang onto the real reason we're all here! To honor Susan!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@ammo. Of course you were not and all the regulars have to know better. I have seen a lot of Uriah Heeps post things on this site, by the way, first they are on one side and then they are on the other and then back again. Everybody is trying hard to be liked and this is their way of going about it.I understand that. I won't have you singled out and picked on, especially when your comments are only expressed in fun and friendship.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Geeeesh, u people going through Susan New Performance video withdrawls? I'm updating my order of favorite Susan performances. 1) The Audition 2) Tiesels IDAD from Eidenburg 3) My Heart will go on when Susan sang it on Larry King Live 4) Memory from Glasgow performance.

I'm sure it'll change and look forward to having fun playing around with all the videos and deciding which ones are my favorites. The Audition video is still the BOMB. But, she's so good, it's hard to pick out from the most recent performances.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Meme @ all members of the village. Please read Meme's last post. Do not bring chaotic energy here. What is wrong with everyone tonight? It must be the phase of the moon. It must be in Feces.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@Penny08 - I agree with you on not posting a link to that horrid story in the Mirror on Susan missing the Liverpool show. The only bit from it that I will repeat here is this:

A Britain’s Got Talent spokesman insisted yesterday: “She’s just tired. She’s going back to London for a sleep and a bit of rest.”

They also have a story about Stavros Flatley (the father and son comedy/dancing act) missing part of the tour to do a fashion shoot, and it is 100% positive -- no ragging on them for skipping dates. Quite hypocritical of them.

Oh, and can't we all just get along?
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
I fear we have run completely out of Wolfbane.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@DocRobbie: Who in the ever lovin' blue eyed world is Stavros Flatley? Sounds like some variety of Greek Pita bread? Just asking in order to find out.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Scrooge: Aaaaaaaoooooooowwwwwwwww (or however you would howl in text).
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
BethinTheUSA: AAAOOOOOOOOOOO!
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
Here is a story just out from the Sun on Susan missing Liverpool that is NOT hysterical and rumor-mongering like the Mirror:

Susan Boyle pulls out of BGT gig

Oh, and I suggest everyone take a deep breath and take break as Susan is doing, and come back tomorrow refreshed and in a better mood. :-)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009

Posted by twells on June 18, 2009
Geesh, 've been away for awhile and come back and the knives are out. Susan better perform in Cardiff so we'll all have something better to talk about. More pressure on her I fear. Lol As to the incident with the"journalists" outside her hotel. I'm sure it happened. Everybody knows she has a temper, including the press. That's why they insulted her. Nobody seems to remember that the two tabloid hacks were removed from the hotel premises by the police. They knew where the fault lay. She swears. She grew up in the 60's. What else is new.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Meme, I am so sorry for what you're going through. If I may suggest this, try watching our darling Susan's videos - she brings such joy. Look at her sweet face and listen to her lovely, soaring voice and she will bring you peace. She has helped me through a very trying time, and may help you too. She is a miracle.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Thanks, DocRobbie! When a member like Meme who is very ill speaks up and says that this site was her respite but that now coming here disturbs her it is time to stop trying to antagonize each other. Good God, Angels of Mercy, and all the ships at sea!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 18, 2009
@TXNoelle....thanks...we need you.......
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@pottederne: Did Noelle come back? I thought she left?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
twells, I'm just saying that with all of their opportunity, and no one caught a Susan tirade on film? I don't find it credible. What were the 2 reporters doing while she was supposedly shouting? Sitting on their dufusses? LOL I don't believe it because if they could get a picture, it would be worth a lot of money, and no one has been able to do it. What a miracle! Or they are incompetent? The paps in the US are able to get that kind of celebrity-tirade photo all the time. I see them almost every night on TMZ (yes, it's pretty slow for news, around here).
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart: What are you trying to post? Nothing is there I fear.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Scroll back, patriciasart...lol
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Thanks, DocRobbie! The Sun also used a good picture of Susan!! WooooOOOOooooooo!!! What's this world coming to??!! And not one snide descriptive term. They must be losing their touch!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
What is that? Computer wizards, got a problem: When I try to play Teesiel's Memory video it says "invalid parameters". Whuuuuut????
Posted by Carol--Susan fan on June 18, 2009
Can anyone please tell me how to fix a problem I'm having in playing Tommy's audition to superstar video? I just get a black screen with a circle going around and around. I noticed a comment below it that said another person had the same problem, but I can't find an answer about how to get it to play. Thanks so much.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@BethinTheUSA: She just told them (in an ancient Celtic dialect) to go and get stuffed. I would have said the same thing to them in Polish.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
I mean....scroll back to a little before the smarties picture.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Sorry I'm trying to post Susan's 2 songs but its not working here.Oops!
;(
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones!


Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
OOps! I give up ; ]
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Scrooge, I would have said something a lot more colorful, but I have a mouth like a sailor.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patrisart "this playlist is empty" about sums up the kind of chaos we have been subjected to here tonight. God, make it stop.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Beth, I think the two hassling Susan were reporters, and they don't all carry cameras. Plenty of shots of Susan with the policeman, though,---so someone inside was alerted enough to get that on film.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@BethintheUSA: Aaarghh, matey!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Scrooge, it's that moon phase thing! Even the electronics are messed up.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009



Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Okay, I give up. The play list doesn't work on this site.
Oh well.Sorry everyone .
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
BethinTheUSA, (laughing) if I'd been with Susan that day I wouldn't have had a bit of trouble telling them to eff off and I'd have kicked 'em in the, uh, pants too. I can get awful mean protecting Susan, by golly.

Scrooge, ancient Celtic dialect? LOL Great description!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@Carol, when that has happened to me I usually have to go completely out of my web browser. Then when I come back it works for some reason. Have no idea why. But that's what I usually have to do.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
patriciasart it's broken.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge: LOL, Stavros Flatley is the name of a Greek father and son comedy/dance act, whose names are Demetrios and Michalakis Andreas (aka Lagi) Demetriou. They do a wild and crazy parody of Michael Flatly's Riverdance. They were one of the 10 finalists of the BGT 2009, and are on the BGT Live Tour. Here is a bio of them on the BGT site:

Stavros Flatley Bio

Here is their BGT audition (full video):

Stavros Flatley BGT Audition
Posted by Carol--Susan fan on June 18, 2009
Thanks very much PWatts--I'll try that. I was able to play one of the other videos at least.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Lonnirose: There she is, poor little thing, exhausted and stressed, trying to hold on till the finals,---those two idiots approach her,---and that's what they choose to say to her??!! I'd have decked 'em if I'd have been there. Heartless idiots!!
Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
sabrina6850 - "What I am beginning to see here, I have seen on so many other sites that started out so nicely. Some people start to feel the need to make rules for everyone else, based on what bothers them personally. That then bothers those who didn't feel they were doing anything wrong, and that causes many good people to leave."
I agree most wholehearatedly! I had my own bingle yesterday, so haven't made but a few comments today - haven't been game!! We're all here with a common purpose - to support Susan. We don't want to lose anyone because of meaningless and petty responses! We ARE all adults - "treat everyone else as you'd like to treated yourself" - or "do unto others" as my Mum used to say!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patriasart: And now for something completely different: Oh, my playlist is empty, I feel so darned depressed, I came here seeking Susan, not the Orient Express, with friendships murdered everywhere, and members in distress. My playlist is depleted, and that's a crying shame. I came here seeking Susan, not to watch a crying game!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Juliad: You caused the "Bingle" and I would appreciate you stopping trying to foist the blame off on others. Have you ever watched "David Copperfield" a lovely film.
Posted by Carol--Susan fan on June 18, 2009
Oh sorry, PWattis,about spelling your name incorrectly. My eyes are not as good as they were when I was younger, even with glasses on. Thanks again.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
Thank you Scrooge.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, thanks for all that kindness folks...but, shucks,
truth is I'm just an ol' cowhand...if you folks woulda told my Pa that I had a thing called wisdom a few years
back, he woulda rolled on the ground laughin'...

But, Dad had a way of teachin' me things...he went on
ahead quite a few years back now. I remember his hands.
They were kinda calloused from years of hard work but I
always kinda felt they had a dignity to 'em. Dad was
born down Texas way along the Red River. That was back
in 1910...yessir quite a ways back. Twernt many years afore that, that the cowboys were pushin' longhorns across
the Red and pointin' North...towards Kansas and the railheads.

I spose Dad brought me up kinda the same as his Dad
brought him up. Yessir, when I did wrong, Dad made it kinda clear. I didn't do that again.

Shucks, some of these life lessons come from the
strangest places. You folks ever see Walt Disney's movie
BAMBI? Well, there's a little rabbit in there you probably remember...a little rabbit named Thumper. Now
Thumper's been teachin' young'uns a lesson since along
about 1940. Remember his Moma saying, "Now, Thumper what
did your father tell you?"

"Bout what?"

"You know."

"Oh, that. If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say
nuthin' at all."

Funny how a little rabbit can teach folks an important
lesson...and Thumper has been doin' it for 69 years now...

I gotta tell this story...it's a story my Dad told me
when he was growin' up. Course back in those days in
Texas, Dad didn't catch a school bus to school. Nope, he
rode his horse. Now, one day, his horse just took a notion to not go to the School House. Nope, instead that
horse turned in the direction of the Red River.

So, I reckon you could say that it was a lucky thing,
Dad havin' the foresight to tie that fishin' pole to the
back of his saddle. Yep, he spent the day fishin'.

Now, when he rode home that afternoon, through the gate
and up to the house, there was my Granddad, his dad, waitin' for him with a big ol' switch.

As my Dad rode up to his Dad he heard..."Where you been
son?"

Now, my Dad didn't say nuthin'. Nope. He just pointed
to the huge catfish that was tied onto the back of the
saddle. Then, after a while, he asked, "You gonna whip me
pa?"

There was pause and a little twinkle in his Dad's eyes that day. He looked at his boy and answered, "Nope. Not if you clean that catfish!"

I've always loved that story that Dad told me of the
days he was growin' up down along the Red River in Texas.

Well, shucks, there I go again, tellin' yarns. Sure
is a good thing Susan's takin' the night off...

Again, I hope I ain't botherin' nobody...but I remember my Daddy's hands...and the things he taught me
long, long ago...

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
You know Who gives a damn about those rags and their slanting things to the negative. Why are we bringing up the police garbage again with regards to susan. I am asking myself What would DAME SUSAN tell us to do She would ignore it and walk away as if they don't matter!We should do the same as DAME SUSAN would and has done in the past.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@ Wild Ol"Dan, always love your yarns, they bring everything back into perspective. Thank you.
Posted by whisper1 on June 18, 2009
Do you realize that posting cartoons and all the other stuff that is going on is only an attention getter?
Some of you have developed a friendship among yourself and maybe excluding some people..? I do not give energy to bad behavior concerning those who post cartoons, instead I pray for them.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 18, 2009
Yall're so sweet. I just peek over here once in a while to see if there's anything gnu. Am busy packing for my move on the 28th.

C yall l8tr.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Wildol'Dan: You remind me a lot of Will Rogers. Have you ever thought about writing a little book someday?
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
WAMckinley, me too. And she wasn't being protected at that point because nobody expected anyone to hassle her. I will give BGT credit - they immediately moved Susan to another, more private, location. Still, Susan was upset by it and further hurt by the slimoids. Just makes me so mad to think anyone would hurt her - she doesn't deserve that kind of treatment. I get mad all over again just thinking about it.

Juliad, the way I see it is that we're kinda like siblings. We might squabble now and then, but we all really do like each other. And too, when we are restricted to writing as opposed to speaking, sometimes mere words can be misunderstood without the inflections that language enables us to convey. It'll be all right.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
281165 I lust live those jumping waving smilint figures. They are so so cute, They would make susan smile that is for sure. DJG= Love your photos too They remind me of Andrew Wyeth' paintings of the area he lived in in Maine.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
TXNoelle, you got mail.
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
Lonnirose, you said it sister. We're like a big family. Some of us will fight, or disagree with ideas, thoughts on regarding Susan. We all want what's best for her.

So, she does three shows, takes a break, does another three, takes another break, so on. I have a feeling we'll see her do the Aberdeen show, and the shows that matter. She isn't do this for exposure. HECK NO she's doing this for her fans, she said so many times. So, why are we uspet about a rag? because we're family. We need to protect our loved ones.

I truly hope she gets the well deserved rest she needs. I'm sure she is with Pebbles right now in her happy place.

Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan is a writer. Read his profile.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, I am looking for the picture of susan after the audition, when she is having her cup of tea. I noticed it in your video. Can You tell me where I can get a copy of it.
You know I will be so glad when this tour is over and susan can do her own show the way she wants to. I hope Simon lets her do what she wants when it comes to performing what she wants to and not just these two songs. That seems very stifuling to me when it comes to the talents susan has.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@aliz: Hi there I just bought a book the other day by Mary Ellen Chase, a very famous author from Maine. It is a signed copy. Which is great, because I am sure someone will want to buy it from me but I thought I was getting a signed copy by Mary Coyle Chase, author of "Harvey".
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@sassyone , Project playlist works fine but not here. It works on my blogspot but it doesn't work on this site. They have 2 of Susan's songs .
Here is the link:

Cry Me A River
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@aliz: this tour is actually a huge break for Susan. She gets more publicity and fan attention than she ever could trying to promote herself on her own. She will pick her own manager after a time and will have a lot more control over her venues. I am grateful to Simon and all for putting her on the air.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
@Pariciasart, thanks for the effort.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
duh duh "got on the map", "hello there, how you doing", "My name is Susan Boyle, currently unemployed and still looking, and I'm going to sing for you tonight on Britain's Got Talent, mmm", Little Nervous "Sure, no, a feeling of a faint would you". "At the moment I live alone with my cat pebbles, but, never been married, never been kissed, oh, shame, giggles, but it's not an advert". And have you done this for many a year. "Since I was 12". Since you were 12. "I've always wanted to perform infront of a large audiance". "I'm gonna make that audiance rock". duh duh duh duh, What's your name darling. "My name is Susan Boyle". And Where are you from. "I'm from blackburn near bathgate west lothian". That's a big town. "It's sort of a collect of , a collect of .........Villages, had to think dear". And how old are you Susan. "I'm 47, hip to hip, and that's one side of me, wiggle". Okay, what's the dream. "I'm trying to be a professional singer". And, why hasn't it worked out for you Susan. "Well, never been given the chance before, but, here's hoping it'll change". And who'd you like to be as successful as. "Elaine Paige, somebody like that", Elaine Paige. What are you going to sing for us tonight. "I'm going to sing, I dreamed a dream from les meras". Okay. If you think so. Turn to the side, thumb up, Yes? Yes!

Let's get the party started. Let's get the party started.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Sassyone, right on, and being an only child I love feeling like part of a big family! And love that we are all looking out for our sweet girl. If I live to be a hundred I can never do for Susan what she has done for me. I wish I could, a million times over. She's like the daughter I never had and I would do anything for her. I'm not quite old enough to be her mother, but you know what I mean.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
A new full length video of Susan's Newcastle performance, by the YouTuber anneka14x. Very good video and audio quality, but audience members in front partially block the view of Susan of stage.

Britains got Talent - Newcastle - Susan Boyle

I will be uploading this to this site shortly.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical: I'm not clear on your last post. You are a fan, aren't you? I will assume that you are meaning to be supportive here but I'm a bit befuddled. I agree with the party part. I would agree with the party of the second part, but that would mean my agreeing with myself. Oh dear,curiouser and curiouser, I hope I have not missed the dormouse song.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@aliz here it is


Posted by Joan M - for Susan on June 18, 2009
DJG-Scotland- Many thanks for your indepth, easy to follow instructions for making DVD's. Using bright blue really helps in seeing the instructions, and finding them within the blog. You have put a lot of work into this for us all, and this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Joan

Joan
Posted by PapamoaFan on June 18, 2009
lunchbreak again, hugs to sassyone and delly - telling us your stories about being bullied; i have just read and feel v moved by them. i personally feel this a gd place to tell these stories if people want to - i see it as part of the - healing I wd call it - that the connection with Susan that occurs when one listens to her singing, can sometimes engender.
Posted by Fran M. on June 18, 2009
I see I am not the only one having trouble viewing the videos on here. I get that turning circle also. I thought it was my computer until I read some of the earlier posts citing the same problem. Also, why does everyone snipe at each other on here? It's a scary and uncomfortable feeling. Everyone here are adults....I don't understand. Hope everyone can be nicer to each other. Have a good night everyone.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, What a wonderful picture! That's a keeper.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 18, 2009
All right folks been wanting to go for a while, going now.

Sweeet dreams and may God bless you.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart: OH thank you so very much for this very cute, happiness inducing picture! Now we can have our tea party! Move down, clean cups!
Posted by Just Ducky on June 18, 2009
Knowing nothing about music or the music business, except I know what I like, I am very interested in hearing more from PWattis & others who are musicians or in the business about how Susan sings, her arrangements, breath control, etc. Does anyone know if Fred O'Neil is still working with her? I'd like to get a better idea of what kind of a musical range she has-other genres of music?
Posted by Joan M - for Susan on June 18, 2009
To Susan's talented and artistic fans:

All the photos, and other things going on with this blog (don't know words to describe what is going on) are giving a real WOW factor to this blog, and making this blog fun to view. I love the photo of Susan above, in her 'Audition' dress having coffee or tea.

Don't know how you guys do this. I love the bigger fonts and colors. How did you do it? Make it on MSWord, then cut and paste, or whatever?

Thanks for making this blog really fun and interesting.

And I am happy that Susan is taking a day of rest. She certainly deserves a day off.

Love to Susan, and all her fans,
Joan CA-USA
Posted by susaphile on June 18, 2009
Scrooge - I wasn't intending to take that any further, but I think it's probably time you went to bed! I said "I (Me, I) had a bingle!" You weren't mentioned, and most of the people now on line wouldn't have had a clue what I was referring to! I'm off - don't know if I'll be back at all! Had a great restful morning watching all of Susan's videos - think I'll return to that! She'd be SO proud to know who's supporting her!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart: All of your photos are just wonderful I have seen these by themselves in other places but it is just great to be able to view all of these at once!
Posted by terijay on June 18, 2009
Wild Ol Dan is the best writer..i should have known...ok. I am thinking right now....I am a "woman of a certain age," like Susan. I also live alone with a cat, called Puddy-Tat...I also sang and acted in earlier years, and was told I was damned good and even had agents, and was in some shows. gave it up to eat. and also gave up for love. Susan NEVER gave up the dream!!
Lets say I went on AGT. Let's say they loved my singing and i went viral and became an overnight global star...ok. Let's imagine there were reporters outside my door when i went outside in my bathrobe to get the morning paper and took my picture.
Let's say I got my roots done and someone wrote all over the world that i had a "makeover"
Let's say that someone buggered me off and I told them to ""f--k" off, which i am wont to say when I get really mad. And that was published all over the world.
Let's say that I could not go NEAR my own home anymore, cause there would be paparazzi outside watching my every move?
Let's say, I figured, OK but everyone says I am going to win this talent show, and i will go on, and I come in second place?
Then, I get put in some Rehab without really my consent and a week later, I am on a 35 performance tour of 25 cities. I pretty much would crack up around the third paragraph of all of this....I hate the people who do not understand this! Stress can be GOOD stress too! You can be stressed out if you win the Lottery, as some have said...well. Miss Boyle won the "lottery", but she is a human being and needs some time to adjust. No one has given her this time to adjust. Scrap the tour, Miss Boyle
You have proved that you can
1. Sing in a huge venue and sing great
2. You proved you are beautiful
3. You proved you are worthy
I emailed Piers Morgan on his personal email addy tonight....not his blog. He will help. I know he will.
Surfs up, down the beach trail
teri, redondo beach, ca
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Scrooge, Dan is not only a writer. He's a famous one. Wrote a book about Hopalong Cassidy and got a movie made about it. Just a little thing there. uh, you know how it is. lol What else would a Texan write about but cowboys and bad guys.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 18, 2009
Myself,I have found that when things at the website begin getting on your proverbial last nerve, and coming here and spending time and posting leaves you feeling bad instead of good, it is very helpful to step back and take a break from posting. I have been doing there from time to time lately. Sort of like Susan taking her rest breaks. I check in on the pictures and videos and scan the posts, but refrain from entering into the conversations even when tempted, especially when tempted to post on something that bothers me and get into a discussion/argument that would just be upsetting to me. After doing this for a couple of days or so, I find myself refreshed and regain an interest in posting and interacting, If I again find myself getting to where the site is a chore not a pleasure, I take another rest break. And also, overall, I am finding myself able to look at a post that tempts me to get into an argument and pass it by, finally realizing that I don't have to get het up and state an opinion, I can just let the river flow by. this pattern has been really helpful to me and helped me maintain a desire to stay part of the group whereas until I made this change there were times when I had my doubts. If any of this is helpful to anyone, I'm glad. If not, that's okay too.

Danny
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Patriciasart, that is one of my favorite pictures of our Susan. Happy and smiling, so sweet. Thank you. The girl I never had. (two sons, two grandsons!)
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@delly: Thanks, delly, I didn't know that. Well, good for him!!!! No wonder I saw talent in his postings.

@DannyG: Thanks, Danny!
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
On the "circle turning" image that shows on top of the video you are trying to run here, I've seen it too on some of the videos that are hosted on the Magnify.com site (whicht this site is a part of). It means that the video server is overloaded and/or the network connection is too slow. You will simply have to wait and try to run the video at another time. If you're talking about Tessiel's Edinburgh videos, unfortunately they are not on YouTube yet (that I know of). However, if you are talking about the latest Newcastle videos, here is an alternative on Youtube (high quality, full length):

Britains got Talent - Newcastle - Susan Boyle

I had posted this earlier, and have submitted it to this site.
Posted by delly on June 18, 2009
Danny, I do the same thing. Until today I have not been posting for several days simply because I was not feeling quite up to it. I have days when I don't want to communicate with a lot of folks, so just sit out those days. But, I did come in an read the posts. Just left everybody alone. Today I had something to say.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
lol Scrooge. Am I a fan? I just typed out word for word the beginning of the Audition Tape by heart. I can't believe someone would ask me in here if I was a Susan Boyle fan. Read some of my posts, lol.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical: I thought maybe that's what it was but all the Duh-Duhs made me wonder a bit. Wow you know it by heart...I am impressed.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@terijay , I agree . And we haven't heard Susan talk ever since she went to London for the semi final and final!
I miss Susan's fun interviews,she looked so happy . I find I keep going back over the interviews again so I can be reassured she is alright. I keep thinking her family must be looking out for her. Also the video clip Teesiel put up with the close up of Susan singing was reassuring she looked happy. I am trying to stay away from the tabloid news as their reports are upsetting. I love the Susan we got to know in the interviews. She is such a sweetheart. I just want her to be happy and rested and not under any stress. Hopefully her family is keeping watch over her.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
AmazinglyC, it's just that it wasn't clear about the tone, except at the end you say let's party. That pretty much cleared it up for me. It's been a touchy night, that's for sure. I have my money on that moon phase theory.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@DocRobbie,Thanx for the link : ]
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
The Duh-Duh's are the music at the particular point in the video. You can ask me any Susan Boyle trivia and I'll answer it. I'm a Susan Boyle addict.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@JustDucky, so far we have heard Susan sing musical theatre (IDAD and Memories), blues (Cry Me a River), and pop (Killing Me Softly)genres. I think she has amazing breath control. The fact that she can sing the phrase [and they turn your dreams to shame] in one breath is pretty sensational. If you hear other notable performers singing the song you will usually hear them take a breath before the word shame. She combines superb technique with an uncanny ability to express emotion just with her voice. I think she has a naturally beautiful tone, but I also think that she has worked very hard to sing the way she does. I get kind of annoyed when people say she is just a natural talent because there really is a lot of work that goes into singing at a professional level. Though we haven't heard any operatic/classical singing from her, I would not be surprised to find out that she has the ability to sing in that style if she chose. I hope this is helpful and at least some of the information you are looking for.
Posted by maigret on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart. That is a great photo. Looks like tea with milk and two sugars.
She looks so relaxed - and pretty.

Will someone clarify what words one would use in an ancient celtic dialect ?
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@JustDucky, I just want to add that Susan's voice is in excellent shape for being 48 years old. But it is very important that she take care of it by resting it adequately.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical: Duh-duh-duh-duh = Beethoven.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
OMG, Beth, don't tell me I'm the only one who knows that video by heart. I wrote that hoping it'd ease the tension amongst some fellow Susan fans.

We should treat this like that episode of The Golden Girls when Rose tells Dorothy, any derogatory statements about Elvis is grounds for immediate expulsion.

We should remember why we all came here. For the good uplifting feeling Susan gave us. There's enough garbage in the world and on the news. I want to be around people who are feeling uplifted. If I want miserable and bad moods, I'll view a news site lol.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@DocRobbie ,I'm watching the Newcastle clip,I feel like I'm in a cave!!!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@maigret: This is a joke about Susan telling the press off in colorful language. Let's just say Susan "runed" their day.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Well then Scrooge, Susan has beethoven at the beginning cause it goes duh duh got on the map or maybe doo doo got on the map duh duh My name is Susan Boyle.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical: DUH-duh-duh-DUH duh - duh DUH = Shave and a haircut, six bits.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@DannyG: Wise words, Danny. I also try to stay away from the negativity and chaos, and try not to add to it.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Ok how about this one. Oiiiiiiiiiii. Hey, come back here. Okay, thank you very much Susan, Piers. Without a doubt, that was, the biggest surprise I have had in 3 years on this show. When you stood there, with that cheeky grin, and said, I wanna be like Elaine Page, everyone was laughing at you. No one's laughing now. That was Stunning, and incredible performance. Amazing, I'm realing in shock here, how about you teela. I can't believe it. I am so excited because I knew everybody was against you. I think we were all being very cynical and I think that's the biggest wake up call ever and I just want to say, it was a complete privalege listening to that.

Hope there is no grammar teachers in here cause they'd throw a bomb at my typing this post lmao.
Posted by jaffa66 on June 18, 2009
@juliad-you've got mail :-)
Posted by Carol--Susan fan on June 18, 2009
Thank you DocRobbie for explaining the turning circle thing. I have been able to see Teesiel's Edinburgh videos, so am glad of that. I'll be patient and try the others later.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 18, 2009
@patricasart: Yeah, the people in front block much of the view, and occasionally the camera gets pointed away from Susan. But at least the audio is very good, and it's the full performance of both songs.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Okay,---I may be way behind the times on this,---but did anyone post this link from the West Lothian paper?? Supposedly this is both of Susan's performances in Newcastle yesterday. Good article, too, I thought.
http://www.examiner.com/x-2108-Love-and-Marriage-Examiner~y2009m6d18-Susan-Boyle-sings-in-Newcastle-stage-fright-resonates-within-us
Posted by eknoo on June 18, 2009
A closeup

Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical....I thing (hope) everyone on this site accepts typos for what they are pytos and nothing but....:)
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
eknoo.....fantastic closeup....thanks.
Posted by lisa in iowa on June 18, 2009

Was thinking that Susan would be great on Broadway as Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly." She'd have a blast!!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Nice pic...except for that funny looking shadow!
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Well, if typos are okay how about this one...

Nothing you can do can take me away from my Susannnnn, my Susannnnn. Nothing you can do cause I'm stuck like glue to my Susannnnnn, my Susannnnnnn. I gave my Susan my word of honor, to be faithful, and you're gonna, You best be believing I won't be decieving myyyyy Susannnnn, myyyyyyy Susannnnnnnn.

Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical: The Beethoven thing is a joke. The Shave and a haircut thing is a joke. A joke is a playful thing. I come to this site to have fun. A misunderstanding is not a criticism. To try and clarify the misunderstanding is not a forbidden activity. I am not a mockingbird. Just to make that all clear. Love, Scrooge
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 18, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Say, did you folks notice that we are closin' in on 200 new members here in just the last two days?

So...welcome all you knew folks...it's good to have ya
with us.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@Carol--Susan fan ,sometimes it helps to refresh the page and start over.
Posted by jordie on June 18, 2009
Well, the moon and planets must be waxing and waning in odd directions the last few hours. What has gone wrong with our "Happy SusaGang?. It would be nice to get this fansite back on track and try to get along. I am not complaining, but the tone here has degenerated awfully.

I am so sorry for the folks who went to see Susan in Liverpool tonight. Blame the pple responsible for the advertising and posters etc. These rest days must be known by someone at least 24 hours ahead of time. There is no excuse for being so disrespectful of the ticket-buying public. After all the fans are paying the bills!!! No satisfied customers...no money to pay the freight. I wish someone could make this point known to the operators of the various venues and to the BGT organizers. As my dear Mom used to say..."Tsk, it is simply awful!"
I am off to bed...it is onto 11:00 p.m. Luv to all from Central Canada....tallyho!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@lisa in iowa, great idea! She would be fantastic in that role!

Where are you in Iowa? I am from Iowa originally. Washington, near Iowa City.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 18, 2009
Well, it's almost 11 p.m. here in the Bluegrass state, and time for bed. Enjoy talking to one another. Love you all, and LOVE my darling Susan girl. Hope she is sleeping and is happy, and we all know she is beautiful. 'Night.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
I was guessing you were joking lol. I guess when I'm being super silly and super goofy, it can come out kinda bland.
Posted by eknoo on June 18, 2009
Some fun photoshop pic of Susan done by somebody from The Sun....

Jesus Christ Superstar



Sound of Music



Cat



Phantom of the Opera

Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Lisa, Hello, Dolly would be wonderful! What a great vehicle for Susan that would be!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
thanx for the link WAMcKinley , I hadn't seen that article yet.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge and all You MUST go and have some fun and look at the Stavros clip that DocRobbie has put up. This is an amazing duo....Dad and son.....purely for laughs...but they have a great relationship...If you haven't seen it....go now....it will lighten up your life and believe in families......go NOW
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@Amazingly Critical: Arent' these new photos great?I love the one with the Cats! People do such great things with images.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
By the way, I saw this weeks ago and have watched it many times...It's in my favourites...and friends keep emailing the clip to us as if we hadn't seen it before. Talk about a father and son relationship....this is truly, truly, wonderful...
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
Oh My Eknoo!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
Believe in love and family connections... I wish ALL fathers and sons could connect the way these two do. I am SURE that Susan connected with her mom this way...but not dancing across the stage like this of course :) Let me know...those of you who stray from Susan....your opinion of this act....:)
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO AND LOOK AT STAVROS....
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@ammo. I asked who Stavros Flatley is but no one has answered me. Sounds like a Greek Sandwich to me. I will go now and Google him. Stavros Flatbread?
Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
@Reinder...are you wondering why no one is saying anything NOW?
Posted by Frazier on June 18, 2009
To Meme: Yes, I've thought about Kate Smith, too. I was a little girl and listened to her on the radio, and loved her. I looked her up online http://katesmith.org/ to listen to her, after all these years. Susan has everyone beat! - even Dame Vera Lynn, who has been my favorite for most of my life. We've got a winner!!!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@WAMcKinley, I don't care for that article. (I am saying this nicely - I'm not mad.) Susan doesn't have stage fright and all singers need to take a break. It doesn't have anything to do with not being able to go on. They make it sound so dramatic.
Posted by lisa in iowa on June 18, 2009

In Sioux City...What else would work for her?...would have to be fun, too.....
Posted by Carol--Susan fan on June 18, 2009
Thank you Patriciasart--I'll try refreshing when I can't get the video to play.
Posted by PhyllisIA on June 18, 2009
Amazingly Critical: I got your post right away. :) I loved it and thought it an amazingly sweet way to calm things down. Not only here music, but her words like you wrote, are in my mind, and heart at all times. Blessings to all.
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 18, 2009
The pics above are funny. I especially like the Cats one. Maybe this has been answered before but I don't see it - when is this tour going to end. How much more of an endurance test does our Susan have to endure? Glad she's resting. That was the plan in the first place and as others have said, other acts are resting from performances too. Glad she's pacing herself.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge....no they are a father and son act on tour with Susan...DocRobbie has posted a, what do you call it? connection to it...click on....way, way up above...it is certainly worth watching...scroll way way up and watch it...I do not think you will be disappointed.....ordinary people.....but...well...just go look :)
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@ammo: Just went and Watched Stavros Flatly video. Very funny!
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@ammo: Just went and Watched Stavros Flatly video. Very funny!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
Mame
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@IvoryMist: Hello there. How are you this evening? I'm just wondering.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Mame would be a hoot!
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
A lot of supporting roles:

Nettie Fowler in Carousel
Reverand Mother in Sound of Music
Martha in Secret Garden
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
Maybe a musical will be written just for her.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@IvoryMist: No, Art is Art. We all want Susan to live with this. More is coming the more famous she becomes. It is just a part of the deal and Susan does handle it very well.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Yes Stavros Flatly is funny but I just wish they would wear a T-Shirt . Especially once they are all sweaty from dancing , I keep thinking yuck,put a t-shirt on before you hug :(
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@PWattis: Martha in Secret Garden is a great idea. An important supporting role featuring a warm, caring person.
Posted by Adam on June 18, 2009
She has GOT to be sick of that song by now...
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
@PWattis, I absolutely DID like that article. It describes what a lot of performers go through before and during the performance---and isn't limited to "only the weak." I think stage fright is very common, even among very seasoned entertainers. If Susan doesn't experience some degree of stage fright, she's very much the exception to a very common rule, IMO.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 18, 2009
@ Patriciasart and those of you who are adding pictures and graphics to the blogs. I have only just finished reading the previous blog. Loading this one has taken so very long that I’m making a request to you. I enjoy the graphics and the colour and pictures you are adding to your posts as much as anyone. I have no idea what the Players are for or why they have been posted. I can tell you are all itching to get into this area of expression and I look forward to it very much when we finally get a forum added to the site, where we will have manageable pages to scroll through. Until then, you would perhaps think twice about adding these things if you knew how difficult you are making reading the blogs for some members.

I know I’m speaking as part of a very small minority here – those of us who are still on dial up, and those of us who have quite old computers and perhaps because of our small numbers we don’t deserve consideration.

Because of slow connection speed, I can download very few YouTubes – they can take hours, so text is all there is to enjoy on this site.

Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@patriciasart: Well, if they wore a shirt they wouldn't really have an act. The bouncing flab is (no pun intended her) a big part of it.
Posted by lisa in iowa on June 18, 2009

Thought about "Mame" the other day...That would be great...need lots of music, though...Still like Susan's audition tape the best...and like her hair straight...she looks younger...she's my age...hate it when people say that she needs a rest because of her age...it's stress.......
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 18, 2009
Nice pictures. I wouldn't mind seeing her in The Lion King on broadway. I think my favorite would probably be a well produced Susan Boyle with a symphony orchestra. I wouldn't even mind hearing Susan do the Tarzan call, because it's in the upper vocals. She could nail it and give us chills.

Stavros flatly is hilarious. I liked their semi-final performance the best.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
It will be nice to see what songs will be on the CD since they will be songs she picks. I think I heard there will be 10 songs.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!Love that picture. Thank you ever so much for giving the site for me to get it. I copied it to my files. It is so so susan. Love that girl to pieces. You know I also miss those interviews. That is why I will be happy when she comes here to the USA and goes on some of the talk shows and does her own shows. You know that personality and loving spirit will shine as we listen to and watch her.When I am having a bad day I go and watch her videos and interviews and listen to her songs.
Posted by Meme on June 18, 2009
Good night all. I watched Teesiel's videos again and got a real boost. Loved the pic of Susan with her cup of tea.Thanks, Patriiasart. Also loved the close-up, thanks Eknoo. Dan, you have a masterful command of the language and a real understanding of what makes us tick.
Your dad raised a wise man.
Frazier, I found a Kate Smith God Bless America audio..maybe from Dan or Tommy, can't remember. She was very good. I finally looked up Elaine Paige..listened to her Memory from 1998, I think, in London. No disrespect to either of these artists, but...our Susan outshines them both...hands down.
Night all.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@WAMcKinley, I guess for me there is a difference between normal nerves that get your adrenaline going and stage fright. Stage fright seems like a dramatic term to me. Just my opinion.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 18, 2009
Or perhaps there could be a blog for the pics and graphics?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@bibi _ 36 ,Thats a good point. I have wireless so I forget how slow dial up is. So sorry about that . I'll quit posting pics. @--)-
Posted by Just Ducky on June 18, 2009
PWattis-thanks for the info-yes, she did not take a breath, but also increased volume on the way up to "shame." That did seem pretty incredible. It would seem to me that ALW & the Les Miz writers could produce a new song just for her. Do you think she does her own arrangements?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
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Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
The last show on this tour is July 5th. I'll be glad for susan, She will be glad when all the media goes away for a while because she will be off the stage doing her recordings and relaxing and having the time of her life, settling in and adjusting. Hope she gets to see elaine paige for elaine's radio show and then when ready with pebbles in tow come to the USA to meet her loving fans.
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Posted by ponylady on June 18, 2009
Thanks for all those who encouraged viewing Stavros Flatly audition. Really brave and funny Dad & son. Talk about a strenuous act to tour! One by one I'm sneaking a peek at all the finalists. I bet Susan has fallen in love with this travelling "family" and they with her. Hope they keep in touch for years and years.
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Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
@JustDucky, I really have no idea about that. I don't know if she does any composing or arranging.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
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Posted by IvoryMist on June 18, 2009
Nice macros, patricia.

I see Susan is swimming with the big fishies!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Adam....no that's the industry for you...everytime you sing it, act it, or dance it....it is DIFFERENT EVERY time.... Tom Jones...bless him...NEVER gets tired of singing The Green Green Grass of Home...mind you...I do admit...Susan is probably wanting to sing other songs....but she must know...that is coming very, very soon... :)
Posted by Frazier on June 18, 2009
Aliz and Patriciasart: I love the picture of Susan having tea, too. I don't believe it was taken just following the audition, though, do you? Same dress, but different hair color and style, and the eyebrows have already been cropped. What do you think? I do love the picture, though. She looks so happy!! Thank you for that one, patriciasart.
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 18, 2009
I know the pics and graphics hinder some people but they help me find my way around all the blogs. Don't have to hunt through all the words and names...sometimes I get lost and can't find stuff. Tonight I've been looking for that wonderful "scrapbook" of pictues. One is the picture of susan on the left of the header..I want a copy of that picture to put right above my computer...Hubby thinks he can do it...Help me someone, where is that scrapbook of pictures...my brain is fried after 7-8 days of 4-5 hours or more a night on the computer......We all are going to have MAJOR withdrawl when this tour is over. Love To All......
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 18, 2009
@ patriciasart. Thanks for your understanding. I feel bad about saying anything, and I've loved everything you've done in this area, believe me :) It's probably not too long before we have our forum and then everyone can have free rein for their creativity, good finds etc. It'll be wild. Till then, maybe Paul could set aside an area for those who want to have fun in this direction - more colour, movement etc.

Thanks again Patricia. If people still want to post their stuff, well, it's not going to be very long and I can easily sit it out until we have the forum.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Okay I'm getting silly now. To quote Susan "What have you done to me!What have you done to me! " Lets just say I'm having a Susan moment ;)
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge...yes, the bouncing flab and sweat is one of their 'statements' I love it...
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 18, 2009
Frazier, that's what caught my attention, too, the eyebrows. I thought maybe it was a trick of the light, but that would have to be a pretty good trick. In any case, it's a great picture.
Posted by PWattis on June 18, 2009
To anyone cares, goodnight, sleep tight.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Frazier, Susan said she took that dress back with her when she went for the semis-----for good luck. Seems she not only took it along, she wore it, too!
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@bibi I am so sorry. I am one who loves the funny stuff, but I am still so computer-challenged that I did not even know the difference between dial-up and what I have until I asked my husband....I now understand how hard it must be for you :)
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
I bet she has writen songs and will sing them one day. Also Barabra strisand and other well known singers and performers have stage fright to this day. But they also have had time to work through it. I am impressed will how well susan has done. She will be more and more comfortable in the big venues as she does them. She has done great with the 5,ooo people seeing the shows. My friend who sings professionallt says susan has great stage presence, and a superior stage voice. It is a very strong strong voice she says. That is what I want to ask teesiel- I bet it is so powerful, and clear.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
Good Night, all.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@bibi _ 36 ,I completely understand and as a matter of fact I think Paul should do something that will prevent people from doing it because someone could come along and post anything,something ugly that we don't want to see. With the submission process each item has to get approved first but this seems like a loophole and so I'm sure eventually Paul will have to stop this from being done.
Posted by ammo on June 18, 2009
@PWattis I care and I do say goodnight...to you and everyone else...I am so tired....been busy in the 'other world' today...that is....not the Susan Boyle world....the world I used to live in before and must return to now and again...Best wishes and sweet dreams to you all
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Does anybody know where Teesiel is right now?? Has she started back to the states------or is she still roamin' the gloamin'???
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Goodnight Scrooge .Goodnight ammo :)
Posted by Cape on June 18, 2009
Piers Morgan said "big song," not "think so." I thought it was "think so?" at first, but I read elsewhere that he said "big song." Listen to it again, and you can hear it.
Posted by cicichi on June 18, 2009
10:32 pm CDT ~~ Turning in for the night but wanted to say when we don't have a Susan-event pending, some nerves get hightened and we (some of us) read into things that are not meant and that's how clashes begin. But usually calmer heads (TommyUSA or Wild Ol'Dan) pull us back on track. They are truly Big Brothers in this Susan Site Village. Good night all.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Yes, indeed he did say, "Big song." They didn't think she had it in her to tackle such a number."-----HA!!!!!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@Cape , I thought he said "Think so?" .I'm going to listen again.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, I am laughting with you. That is my favorite interview. I actually taped on a cassette of her songs and interviews and every time I hear that interview I laught especially in that segment. That interviewer talked to her for several days. Remember her singing her scotish tunes in that too. ,( do do do do do)So cute. Also when Diane sawyer asked her about when she decided to have long blond hair and leather outfit, susan immediately picked on the humor diane was getting across to her and responded OH Yeah, Laughing as she says it. She does have great sense of timing and humor. When she danced that jig at the audition she knew humor would draw that audience to her. Actually I recall her saying something about not taking things so seriously. Do you remember that can't remember which interview, but I did hear her say that.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
Your right,I just listen with my ear up close to the speaker,he did say "big song".
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@aliz, I agree. She must think the world is nuts. Some of the questions the interviewers asked were kind of dumb. Like the one guy who asked her what her cat thought about all this fame and she shrugged her shoulders and gave him a funny looked. But she seemed to take it all in stride and was very polite to people anyway.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Particiasart, It not the she thinks its nuts. She KNOWS ITS NUTS!!!That was a dumb question. I liked the interviewer who kissed her cheek at the end of the interview, It may have been that one but he was very sweet to her too. He may have been new to interviewing.
Posted by GritsT on June 18, 2009
All right, I'm dying of curiosity -- what interview are you talking about -- and where did Piers say "big song"?
Posted by Frazier on June 18, 2009
WAMcKinley: Thank you for explaining that. I rather like that dress, it's elegant, and I thought it was just right for Susan at the time. I think I heard her say, or read it - that it was a dress hanging back in her closet that she had worn in someone's wedding.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, I also love her response to oprah's question about changing her hair color. She was tidying up a bit, just as any female would do. So cute, Simon laughed at that too and sees her humor too. In the audition when Simon asks about her being a little tiger, she looks at him in a knowing way Like Yeah you guessed it,
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@aliz ,I thought that was cute to when he kissed her on the cheek. No the cat question was another interviewer. But he did sound young so maybe he was new and didn't know what to ask.It was the local TV station.The interview I liked the best was the blonde girl in the pink jacket ,its in 2 parts ,they giggled a lot ,it was like watching two girlfriends talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0NN8I_jdk4
Posted by treesmary on June 18, 2009
I really agree with Csk8stoo, who said above about this Newcastle video, "Her voice is magnificent -- no Elaine Page imitation in the added verse from the original and few gestures. She sings the song straight out." That's that way I like it. Thanks to those who posted it for us. I have seen some comments about the accompaniment. It is not live sound and it does not get picked up well in these recordings from the crowd, but it is a much more suitable accompaniment than the one she had for the final. Less rushed and more lyrical.
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 18, 2009
GritsT - It was at the audition. Just before she sang. you can here him say it in the background. The camera was going to Amanda at that point.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Frazier: If you go to the "pictures" section on this site (From the Home page)---and go to page 17 of the pictures,--you'll find a much younger picture of Susan wearing possibly this same dress at some "special event" from years ago. It was said she bought the dress for a nephew's wedding. It may not be the same dress,---but it looks a lot like it. Just a point of interest.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
GMTV Susan Boyle Interviews:

http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=31083&q=Susan+Boyle
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 18, 2009
DJG-Scotland - I finally have my DVDs made. Thank you for the information.

patriciasart - Thank you for posting the Susan photos.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
patriciasart, loved that interview too. I love your little computer art. My students would have loved it too. They like things like that.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 18, 2009
@ ammo.

Dear ammo, fortunately most people have access to adsl (really fast connections). In some areas they are still not available. I'm moving in a couple of months so should be ok then. Right now though, being on this wonderful site is like being a kid in a lolly shop, where all the sweets are stacked on the top shelf and inaccessible for those who have 31.2 Kbps speed (I mean the YouTubes). I love the funnies too :)

I think you are doing amazingly well with your computing skills. You're fast reaching the level that I'm at.

Now, the next question you could ask would be about RSS feeds. What are they for? Should we have them? You will be doing me a favour with that one.

You are a sweetie ammo. Hope your little Susan arrives soon. Maybe hubbie can get a photo of the two of you and upload in the pic section? I'd love that.
Posted by pagepage on June 18, 2009
Maybe this will help some fans. If you are on dial up and use firefox you can go into 'Tools' then 'Options', then take the check mark out of 'load images automatically'. You won't be able to see our photo graphics or any other graphs so it should load much faster. Maybe someone else knows how to do this on ie7. I was on dial up a long time and once they invented flash or thumb drives, I used to go to the local library and download the videos, where it was very fast, and bring them home to watch on my computer. Hope this helps.
Page in Portland
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
I heard from Teesiel, Coming home this weekend I think.
Posted by pagepage on June 18, 2009
oops, I left out a step. It is tools, then options then content, then you can take out the checkmark. Sorry about that.
Page
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 18, 2009
@GritsT - here is the link to the interview where she was asked how did her cat take the news of her new found fame.

http://www.susan-boyle.com/video/Susan-Boyle-from-Britians-Got-T
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 18, 2009
I really appreciate everyone showing and teaching graphics capabilities on the blogs yesterday and today. For me, it's fun and interesting to see them, and I thank all of you who have been contributing! I also sympathize with people who have to wait forever for our voluminous comments to load, or who get distracted by graphics. I hope we can all be charitable toward each other while we wait for Paul to let us know his preferences on the graphics issue. Fairly soon we will also be seeing a new forum style that he is developing, and that will probably address graphics possibilities, too. Blessings to all of you!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
Patriciasart, that was a darling interview of Susan with the GMTV reporter! Hadn't seen that in a while. Thanks so much for posting it!
Posted by ksdust on June 18, 2009
I read on youtube that Susan didn't sing at Liverpool night, which was what we kinda expected. I don't know where to go in this blog to read the latest news, maybe someone can tell me? that's why I'm posting under the Newcastle heading. It's June 18, 11:30 central time USA.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 18, 2009
ksdust,---there really IS no "latest news." We all just sort of chatted tonight, since there was nothing about Susan to discuss. She's resting-----and that's about all we know.
Posted by 281165 on June 18, 2009
@IvoryMist: ThPhotobucketere is only way to respond to tabloids and that is
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
281165, I love that. That has been my feeling aboutt the tabloids. Get rid of the negative ones. HERE are the bullits ==================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
I even shot out of the stratisp[herew if you see the bulllits going out of the box HEE HEE
Posted by chirper on June 18, 2009
Seems Susan had a meltdown at the hotel yesterday and was a bit disorientated. Really think she needs to drop the tour and go home for a while and then start recording in the more relaxed and personal and organised studio set-up. Otherwise she is going to to get a name as a crackpot and we will be robbed of her talent and she of her dream for ever.
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 18, 2009
Ok...I have spent the last hour reading from bottom to top and I have this to say and then I am going to b ed..It was a slow night and every body was touchy..there were no topics about Susan to be discussed except speculation, observation and some very good points made in respectful discussions. I have never "talked back" (sassing as my mom called it)in this blog and until tonight enjoyed the fun of being here. This is MY OPINION and MY OPINION only. Everything was fine until all the "CUTESEY" things started being used. You cannot compare posting picture of Susan and working hard to give easy directions for copying Susan's stuff, to drawing attention to oneself with the cute cartoons and YELLING in color in giant fonts. That is bullying and showing off. We support Susan. This is NOT an arena for people to display their computer skills, unless it is to help everyone download Susan. Everything was great here until that started 281165. Tommy is LOVED by all, he has worked tirelessly for this site, he asked you to back off and you didn't. I was only going to say good night and when I got to the bottom, there you were.....I am a 63 year old lady with 35 years coaching experience and never thought I would have to use my "coaching voice" here. Can't you see a lot of people are irritated by this? and yet you keep on..and on. Remember, this is my opinion and I am entitled to it ....If you "talk back" to me, that is proof that I am right.

Sorry folks..I have had enough....Good night and Love to Most..
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009


TOMMYUSA got it right...... I respect what he said tonight. There used to be love on this site. As Susan said, " I am among friends, am I not?" Are we... are we not ??
Posted by JoDow on June 18, 2009
She sounds terrific and looks good too. She is beautiful inside and out. Although "I Dreamed a Dream" has become her theme song I would like to hear her sing other works (maybe the Theme from Titanic which she sang a cappella on Today show). Hope you all go to Huffington Post and read my article "The Appeal of Susan Boyle". I think she is awesome. Joan E. Dowlin
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
How do you know chirper. Just a negative comment again and speculation at that. Please chirp that stuff somewhere else!
Posted by FairLady on June 18, 2009
@chirper - I agree with you. She should drop the tour and now focus on her own career at a slower pace. Singing the same songs and wearing the same outfit must not be doing her good. She is fragile at the moment and the last thing her fans want is for her to collapse totally.

@Janet in Texas - well said.

@281165 - I think you're overdoing it with the gifs. They are coming across as aggressive.

I'm in Melbourne, Australia and therefore only 3 o'clock in the afternoon here and will be coming back to this site again and again later today.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
@chirper... Susan has been on a grinding tour for her fans. If she gets tired why is it called a "meltdown. "??
Seems very negative to me. Please change your terminology. If Susan read this I wonder what she would think of remarks like that.
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Hi everyone, I've been gone 8 hours and there are hundreds more posts - wow.

After reading some specific posts, I've gone through varying emotions starting with irritation, then anger, then indignation and finally sadness mixed with resentment and anger.

I am NOT at all talking about the graphics and html talks above.

I feel just as protective about this site as I do about our dear Susan. But I feel that when one member admonishes another member when they are INNOCENTLY posting concerns and experiences that Susan has had, I feel the free expressions of members are trying to be controlled.

Am I going to be admonished if I say something that one or two members feel that I should not talk about? We are all adults here and it is demeaning to admonish a member repeatedly as I have seen here.

@Sabrina, bless her heart was sharing information that I found informative and down to the bottom of my heart made me want to hug Susan for all she's been through. After seeing her admonished once, I was perturbed. She stood up for herself in a nice way.

Then she was admonished again like a child. She stood up for herself again, and she was admonished a third time. At first, I told myself I would leave this beloved site if that was going to be the tone. But I am a strong, stubborn Texas gal, and I'm going to say this in no uncertain terms.

I love all the fans here, this fansite and of course our beloved, dear Susan. But I did not live to be 50 years old to have someone tell me what I can or cannot say when I know I have the judgement, sensitivity and wisdom of what to say.

Yes there are rules, such as do not post Susan's address here. But there are no rules here about discussing or not discussing what has happened in Susan's past that has negatively impacted her. Everything in our past has shaped us, we learn from it, forgive and move on. But they are lessons from our past and unless it is being used to demean a person there is no reason not to discuss it.

I personally do not like discussing Susan and learning disabled because I believe Susan is NOT learning disabled. Susan is witty, shrewd and intelligient. But I do not correct other members or try to control them into not talking about it. I understand they love Susan and are just expressing these thoughts out of that love.

Susan does have experiences like bullying, and that horrible man Michael Barrymore that have impacted her.

I see those things and many others spoken in love, concern and kindness for her.

Please respect other members and do not take a condescending tone with them. Many here are kind to other members and when there has been misunderstandings they are straightened out.

But when a member stands up for themselves and another takes a hardline, "I am right for admonishing you stance" that is a lose lose situation with members leaving and new members thinking this is an intolerant site and afraid of speaking from the heart here.

Isn't that what this site is about "speaking from the heart" because Susan touched all of our hearts? Please remember that. We are all speaking from the heart, opening our hearts up and when you admonish someone, it's like taking something and pricking their heart. For many of us, we have had closed hearts because of being hurt. Let's not do that again.

I know this won't be a very popular post but I had to speak my mind on this matter. I don't want to feel like I have to be guarded in what I say for fear that someone is going to publicly admonish me here.

Enough said. This site has been my second home and I love it dearly.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Hey CHIPER, I would like to see how you would respond being under the microscope like she is. I don't think you would be fairing as well. Plus I haven't seen you on a talent show either. Granted she does need a break, when she tells them she is tired. On her terms. I bet you would be tired if you just performed two songs in front of all the people from the town you live in and grew up with.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 18, 2009
@ pagepage, sorry for the delay in reply. Had a meeting to go to. Your help is very much appreciated. Yes, I am using Firefox and wasn’t aware that I could eliminate the pictures as an option. I did download Adblocker and that gets rid of advertisements very effectively. Your suggestion about going to the library is a good one. It’s not close here – I’m actually borrowing from a library van that stops in this area weekly at the moment – but it’s a thought when on wider excursions. I’ll give the new settings in Options a go tonight. Once we get onto a 25 or so posts per page setup – as in a forum – it won’t matter at all about the graphics for any of us.

Again thanks, Page of Portland :)

To all of you who enjoy the pics and graphics, am not meaning to damp your fun, but as a result of speaking up I (and those in a similar position) have probably found a solution to our dilemma thanks to Page. If not, I'm perfectly happy to wait for the forum to be able to participate more fully - 'cos the the fun of the majority should prevail.

Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 18, 2009
Hello...tap, tap, tap on the computer screen.
JoDow - could you please post the web adress to your Huffinton Post article. I haven't been able to find it.

Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
Welcome back TxNoelle, you've been missed. I'm off to bed. I miss hearing of Susan but tomorrow is another day.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Texaslady you need to get your faCTS STRAIGHT ABOUT LEARNING DISABLED STUDENTS. They ususally score above average to superior ranges on intelligence tests. THEY are talented like Whoopi Goldburg. Tom Cruz is also LD. Having taught them for 15 or so years, I have known some of the smartist, most creative, best problem solving people in my life. Albert Einstine was LD in MAth, but a genius when it came to applying math to science and coming up with theory of relativity. Look up some famous people with learning disabilities. You will be pleasently surprised. LD people have been thwarted by people who don't understand them, but like susan have the tenasity to get going, no matter what others think. Susan herself says she has had learning difficulties and I believe her. Other people did not start this rumor she stated those facts herself. Whoopie is one of the whittiest, most creative person. Tom Cruz has to learn lines from listening to the script can't necessarily read the scripts to remember the lines. Also know of a young man that couldn't read past 5th grade but went to Harvard law school at 15 years of age with his mother at his side to read material to him and he became an excellent lawyer. So he was very quick in his mind and I imagine in the courtroom.
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@TexasLady: I am leaving this site, hopefully to find another fan site for Susan. This one has become intolerable because of the "admonishments" that you mention and the sniping and the snide comments that from people who think they are clever but who are profoundly stupid and transparent in their "veiled" attempts to insult others, to shun others, to put others into coventry. There is one lady from Australia, in particular for whom the phrase "silly bitch fight" was coined. This person stirs the pot on both sides of the fence and then plays the haloed innocent; the one who is so holier than thou; the put upon one.I have seen her do it over and over again. She sucks, OK? I'm done. Many thanks to those kind folks who have e-mailed me. I hope they will stay in contact with me. Will leave my profile open for a couple of days so they have a chance to jot down my e-mail address. My leaving is no reflection on the webmasters here who have done a superlative job. I will miss MANY people here. Off I go to find intelligent life forms someplace else in the universe. Love and kisses, Scrooge.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Scrooge don't go! I'll miss you a great deal. I have left the site a few times tonight and come back. I don't like the sniping either. We are all better when we focus on susans positives. Don't leave Love Alizabeth!
Posted by Texaslady on June 18, 2009
@scrooge, Your wit and kindness will be missed Scrooge.

Your point is well taken and underscored as I have been admonished and yelled at now for speaking my mind.
Posted by FairLady on June 18, 2009
@Aliz - ?? How did you address Chirper when he/she made an innocent comment?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
@Scrooge, Hope you change your mind and stay. Hopefully when the forum gets set up the problems will be solved and more compatable for everyone. :)
Posted by Scrooge on June 18, 2009
@FairLady: Leave Aliz alone. I now see why you were so "generous" in finding me anothe site to go to. Droppeth Dead.
Posted by FairLady on June 18, 2009
It's all well and good focusing on the positives but you have to look in the rear vision mirror to get to where you're going.

I think this is going to be my last post here. I come to this site because I enjoy watching the videos. TommyUSA and Dan - thanks for being peacekeepers. DJG-Scotland - thanks for your time and effort with your I.T. Technology. It has been appreciated by many including myself. At Paul the webmaster - hope you get this website into some sort of order regarding discussion forums. As it currently stands is perhaps why the disharmony is occurring.
Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Fair lady, I have looked for newes about susan and have found none regarding chipers comment about susan having a meltdown yesterday nor being disoriented. (this seems to be from previous press. And I thought we were going to ignore the press negative comments and have faith in susan's ability to guide her own life and reach those dream and YES Take a break when she needs to. But the negative conotations about meltdownsa nd such should stop. We had this discussion several days ago I believe. WE came to the conclusion support susan, in positive ways. If you were susan and and came across the meltdown and disoriented part on this web site you would be hurt, would you not! People need to write things on this site form the perspective from susan getting on this site and reading all the comments. We are here to protect her and support her. She get enough untruths from tabloids, SHE DOESN"T NEED ANY MORE FROM US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 18, 2009
I sincerely hope members of this fan club 23,000 strong do not leave but if you must.... there is a Susan Boyle Fan Club on FACEBOOK......

With one MILLION four hundred seventy five THOUSAND
members .....

but not as active as we.

Posted by aliz on June 18, 2009
Thanks scrooge, GLAD GLAD GLAD YOU STAYED! THANKS BUNCHES FOR THE SUPPORT TOO!!!!! Did you get my message to your computer from this site. It was at 3 am this morning when the kitties woke me up and I wrote you. Hope you got it. A friend of mine is giving me art lessons. I am so excited. I'll get to see if I have any talent like my grandmother had. Whis me luck as I try something new!!!!
Posted by sassyone on June 18, 2009
mdillow31 i'm on that fan club, but it's not moderated and the trolls come in by the dozen. It's not a fun place to be anymore, so many derogatory comments against our lovely Susan. Even though she doesn't run her fan page (BGT team does) I don't think it's very popular because of constant trolling and spamming. There was a guy (had to block him) that would spam diet pills an diet site every single day. So one day I went searching for a new Susan fan site and came across this one. So glad I did, I haven't felt so happy in my life. GREAT people here and we're growing every single day When I joined it was just over 18,000 people. That was two weeks ago.

Posted by pickled tink on June 19, 2009
The Sun has posted another negative article about Susan not being at Liverpool, and the trolls are posting negative comments. Can I suggest we all sign up to these newspapers etc... and comment in response to support Susan and counteract the negativity. They have so far failed to report on any of the other SEVEN acts who have taken rest days, or the two others who fluffed their lines.

Susan's army of supporters can beat this crap - we just need to get out there and do our stuff.
Posted by pagepage on June 19, 2009
JoDow I see you were able to join this village. What a very nice article. Thank you for letting me know about it.

Here is the url to the site, in case it has not yet been posted. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-e-dowlin/the-appeal-of-susan-boyle_b_210904.html

We all care so very much that this talented woman is allowed her dream which much of the press seems intent on denying. Thank you, Joan
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
sassyone, I have been to one other site SUSAN BOYLE FAN CLUB USA. The people on there are so sweet towards susan, but they aslo are not as strong as we are. I have also hound them to be a little behind with news on susan, But their comments are very supportive towards susan. But here it is different. Here we stay and support her as she is currently doing the shows. We let each other know what it happening. It is truely a live blog at the time things are really happening and so supportive of susan girl. I went to huffington and flagged all the negative comments as abusive towards susan. And they took them off. That was nice to see them removed. So later on when others went to that site people were reading positive comments. Most of the comments were positive on huffington, but there were some that were down right mean. I don't know about todays though. I usually run home to get on this site.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 19, 2009
Have not made a post in some days now. Two Google news posts I've seen the last hour "confirm" that Susan didn't appear in Liverpool; these "Trashoids" have her flipping-out - again, will spare y'all the "details."

@Those leaving or considering leaving Susan-Boyle.com: Do understand your decision(s) wanting to do so and to look for alternatives, won't say anything more - for now.

Its now 00:15 California PDT, time for bed; good night all.
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
pagepage, such a cute baby kitten. I have two siliar to yours. They are older now. LOVE the stripes in the tummy
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Well it's past 2 am here must go to bed. Have a great snooze and see you tomarrow.Aliz
Posted by mdillow31 on June 19, 2009
@sassyone, That's what I meant about leaving this fan club. We are smaller but more active. In my posting before that one I expressed my opinion once the forum is set up it will help each member and things will work better and be more compatable for every one and these problems will hopefully stop the discord. When this fan club was started for Susan we did not have the problems among members as we have recently. I hope Scrooge and others do not leave. But with comments made today of members leaving and some not listening to TOMMYUSA to back off I think that says a lot that this fan club is going downhill. TOMMYUSA has given his heart and soul into making this a great place for people who love and support Susan. If people won't listen to him to stop this stuff I'm afraid we will go down the tubes. I would really hate to see that happen.
Posted by Anja edens on June 19, 2009
think everybody would love this.

What is the appeal of Susan Boyle? Is it that she is "one of us"? She is a humble, shy, unassuming 47-year-old woman from a Scottish village who doesn't own a computer, took care of her mother until she passed on, lives alone with her cat, and has never been kissed. She has a God given gift of voice previously only displayed by singing in her church choir and at local karaoke clubs. She had a dream of being discovered and sharing her talent with the world. We were witnesses to seeing this dream being fulfilled.

I was mesmerized by the YouTube video of her first appearance on Britain's Got Talent as I watched it again and again. I am a professional musician and I kept wondering, what was it about her singing that took my breath away every time I heard it? Is her voice that beautiful? I've heard more pure, vocal qualities from other singers. Was it the shock of expecting her talent to match her appearance?

I must confess that the first time I heard that video was on the radio before I even saw her and the way the commentators described her elegant singing made me a little disappointed when I heard her on the air. I thought, what's the big deal?

Then when I saw the YouTube video, I began to get a sense of what the excitement was all about. The whole audition was a transforming experience. The audience and the judges had low expectations based on Susan's looks and nervousness before she began (she forgot the word 'village.') The eye rolls and snickering said it all. Then when she started to sing she drew everyone in. I think that is what makes her singing so special.

She expresses the music in a way that calls out to the listener. She knows how to phrase and make the words come alive. She showed supreme confidence in her art and that is what shined through. She was also very gracious in allowing the audience in after their initial reaction to her. She could have copped an "I'll show you" attitude but she didn't. This is what made this a transformation.

Her willingness to share her talent with the audience while forgiving them their earlier ignorance was a gift of grace. And everyone there, the judges included, got it. And that is why I believe there have been so many hits on this youTube video. I cry tears of joy every time I watch it. It makes me feel good. The endearing, shocked, and blissful looks on the three judges' faces say it all.

In seven minutes we see the proverbial class clown or village idiot bullied and ridiculed then transformed into a beautiful swan by baring her soul to all who then forgives us and makes us feel ashamed for prejudging her. She is Everywoman, Rocky, and Cinderella all in one and we love her for it. She may have come up short in the competition but she won our hearts and touched our souls.

Posted by pagepage on June 19, 2009
Thank you Aliz, Myst was a very cute kitten, she is now 2 and lives with a friend as my asthma went nova with cat allergies. I now have a little toy poodle only 5 pounds. He is my little cat/dog and he doesn't trigger my allergies. I just like the picture so I used it for my graphic. and so good night all. . . Page
Posted by pagepage on June 19, 2009
Umm, in the post above me by Anja, she posts Joan Dowlin's Huffington Post article so you can all see how lovely the article is.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@FairLady ,chirper didn't make an innocent remark.chirper said Susan had another meltdown. Susan has never had a meltdown,not even once . I believe her brother,he said Susan did not have a meltdown. This is a fan site for Susan. We are her fans. We believe in her ,we support her. We don't believe tabloid trash. All this breakdown,meltdown is GARBAGE.There is nothing wrong with Susan. All the acts in the show are on a rotation taking breaks. But are they said to have meltdowns. No. I don't know why chiper joined this fan site but anyone who says Susan had a meltdown is not a fan. Simon Cowell sign a big contract with Susan,she has a 2 mil luxury apartment, a limo ,body guards ,she is in the process of recording a CD. This is not a lady who has meltdowns. No one is going to sign a contrat with a basket case,this is not a charity ride. These companies signed a contract with Susan because they will make big money from her talent. So get over it already. Susan does not need a rest home. All that trash is not true so please don't spread the tabloid trash here on a site devoted to her fans.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Anja edens , I'm sorry ,I didn't like that article.I see it differently. Why do we have to analyze why we like Susan? People liked Lucille Ball,people like Celine Dion.But do we analyze why? I know why I like Susan. Because I enjoy her singing and I watched her interviews and I liked her.I like her personality that showed through .She is funny,cute,nice .Its that simple.
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 19, 2009
I was angered when I heard GMTV this morning talking about Susan not being up for the Liverpool show. They just don't seem to get the message. I don't see why any of us should feel we need to justify or explain why we like/love Susan. More to the point why wouldn't someone? The excuses are pretty flimsy. Susan is quite simply the best star to come out of these talent shows and that's the only reason why the media/papers have a field day when she doesn't show up now for a show. They've been told time and time again that all acts need rest days but with Susan they have to make a big meal out of it. They are short of other stories. Susan will be back and singing better than ever. But of course they won't report how good her performances are because that isn't something to gossip about.

Posted by puppett on June 19, 2009
This may have been posted earlier but here is the link to the Newcastle performance that is being heralded as her best performance yet.... it's 8:56 min. long and has both songs.

http://www.examiner.com/x-2108-Love-and-Marriage-Examiner~y2009m6d18-Susan-Boyle-sings-in-Newcastle-stage-fright-resonates-within-us

Good night all.
Posted by Bubblegum on June 19, 2009
Yikes. I'd like to post more but I spent several hours reading todays blog entries. All the posters I'd like to respond to have probably gone to bed hours ago and will never see this.
Posted by Singing Soul on June 19, 2009
It is distressing to read so many unkind comments today.

Of course it is a reality and it IS just like many families when there is bickering and disagreement and sibling rivalry.

But hey, can we not each make a pact with ourselves? Before we press the "Submit" button, ask ourselves:

"How would Susan feel if she were to read this post?"

Of course we would all be projecting our own stuff but it would make us pause and reflect to see if it is fitting for this fansite.

We love Susan - she is our common denominator here as well as our heroine and the star we love.

Let's see if we can forget our differences and put the focus back on our love for Susan.

As soon as she performs again, of course we will be focused back on Susan and the way she touches our souls.

Love to everyone...
Posted by youareloved on June 19, 2009
THIS IS AN APPEAL!!!!! I've just come into this site and what I read (about members' complaint) reinforces my desire to write this appeal. Friends, I really believe that God had placed Susan in the limelight to shake the entertainment world (have you noticed there has been a lot of shaking in our world lately?) so that it can be changed. So many things about Susan is unprecedented - the currently 262M views of her combined audition videos in 2 months for one. Another I believe is the make-up of her fanclubs - many of us are over 40's, right? And Susan has had some impact not just on us fans but also on people in the entertainment world. Simon's cold heart for one seems to be melting; Piers appears to be more sincere, and Amanda (whom some refer to as Jessica Rabbit) seems to get more real. FRIENDS, I BELIEVE THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR WHY WE HAVE BANDED TOGETHER - and it's not just to support Susan who had been raised up by God for such a time as this, but to PARTNER WITH SUSAN IN ORDER TO IMPACT AND CREATE A CHANGE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD so that it becomes cleaner, purer and more compassionate. So friends, I just appeal to everyone -- in the act of exercising our freedom to say what we want to say, can we please be more considerate of what Susan might feel when she does go on this site and happen to read what we wrote (e.g., about her family and lovelife - very personal matters), as well as considerate of others especially those to whom we are directing our comments? Let us walk in love for we all love Susan and we are all loved by the Greatest Lover of all.
Posted by Singing Soul on June 19, 2009
Yes, youareloved I second your above comment completely.
Posted by ZOEY on June 19, 2009
Skimmed the posts. Hoping you all work it out and stay and talk to each other. Just remember why you are here, you all share a joint purpose. Sometimes things get heated in online communities. The disadvantage of this technology is that it does not afford us the opportunity of seeing one's expression or hear one's intonation as we speak (or type) to each other. And, because of that, and more, sometime posts are misinterpreted and people get hurt or offended. I'm probably older than most here, I'm soon to be 60, but I cannot tell you how much I enjoy what each of you has to offer. Here it is, 2:00 a.m. in California and I can't sleep and what do I do? Come to your blog board to find out what I can about Susan. For, she has entered my heart and touched my soul as she has yours. Negativity will always be around. And people who choose to dwell on the negative most likely will not come 'round to acknowledge how extraordinary Susan is. Remember, it is always easier to criticize than to praise. OK, that's it from this older lady in the wee hours of the morning. May not post a lot, but I will be coming to this site to find out what I can about Susan. You have a wonderful community going here. Hope you won't let misunderstandings or bickering ruin the opportunity for you to become life long friends. You all have a tremendous affinity, admiration and respect for Susan. That, in itself, is something wonderful to share. May Susan's every dream come true. And may we all watch a miracle happen, together. Hope I didn't offend anyone. Peace out and sending much love and appreciation to Susan. May she take as much time as she needs to rest and gain strength to conquer all that lies ahead.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
There's another Newcastle video available. Different angle and the right way up. Sound isn't great in parts though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjB1WKJ45OU
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
About the graphics thing using hlms or whatever they're called....perhaps Paul or whoever owns this site can apply the wisdom of Solomon to solve the problem...have some blogs with a G beside them meaning graphics allowed and the others which aren't :-)
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
zoey- I'm 70 and in Thousand Oaks :o) It's 2:37 am (ouch lol)
Posted by geramsterdam on June 19, 2009
@Anja Edens

>>think everybody would love this<<

Dunno...analyzing Susan again...pfffft :-(

Could you *please* mention author + source you are quoting from,please!

If it's from the SUN e.g. don't like to read it or give that crapbloid website a click, so Please mention author + the source '-)
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
Zoey- I wanted to suggest that also-re intonation- not to mention body language. Add to this the ambiguity so oten discovered after one has posted- people infer so often what was never actually implied.
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 19, 2009
Really am feeling very concerned about Susan. I hope the tabloids (like UK's Mirror) are exaggerating. She needed to take some time off as the London shows are coming up and no doubt London should be more important and more heavily scrutinized than the others. Also feel worried that despite all the amounts of money being talked about, so far seems Susan hasn't made anything and now the America's Got Talent people want to use her to boost their ratings. Also wonder what she will be paid to do that. Not a good idea to bring her over here before a CD is out. I'm afraid a lot of people will tire of her before she even has been able to sell any CDs. AFter reading the postings about her treatment in her hometown, I can't bear to think of her going back there. Anyway, just feel quite worried about her. It particularly hurts since we can see and hear how beautifully she is singing on this tour - better than ever.
Posted by ZOEY on June 19, 2009
Vicky, LOL, you got me! Also, agree with your post about re-intonation and body language. Off to try to get some sleep. You too?
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
@purplegothicqueen. Quite agree. They only speak of Susan negatively because, like other forms of the media, they think that it makes the news! It is typical of this country - if Susan sings brilliantly, then it is not newsworthy. If she misses a concert, all the sleezeoids attack her again!
All fans of Susan must unite, stop the bickering which seems to have invaded this site recently and comment on these blogs (as some of us are already doing and to good effect) to get the message across that Susan is supported and has an enormous fan base which will not be deflected by such biased and unfair reporting.
Like you all, I was very upset when I read about Susan's distress last night.
What were her minders doing and where was the doctor when she was needed? What about her family and friends - what were they doing?
If she needs rest after so many concerts, why doesn't BGT just publish a list of the future dates and the acts that will be appearing at these concerts? Then, the public would know in advance which of the stars will be appearing each night and act accordingly? But, of course, they won't do that, now will they? Why not? - because it's all about bums on seats and profit margins. To the producers, they are all cash cows, just waiting to be exploited. Or am I being too cynical?
I think that it is time that Susan be released from the tour and after a rest, chilling out, she should go off to Prague and record the album that the world longs to hear. Just my opinion, for what it is worth.
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
Anja- The problem is that it is suggesting that Susan is Susan is the "village idiot" that made good; there is no attempt to suggest that she wasn't one to begin with.
I have Tourette's Syndrome- and sometimes forget a word when I'm stressed- but I also have a very high IQ!- wjem my mind chooses to function lol. Certainly the article expressed her being captivated by Susan- but it mixed insult with compliment.
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
Anja- The problem is that it is suggesting that Susan is Susan is the "village idiot" that made good; there is no attempt to suggest that she wasn't one to begin with.
I have Tourette's Syndrome- and sometimes forget a word when I'm stressed- but I also have a very high IQ!- wjem my mind chooses to function lol. Certainly the article expressed her being captivated by Susan- but it mixed insult with compliment.
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
zoey- what's sleep?? lol I am going to look it up in the dictionary and if it means what I think it does, I will hydrate my Yorkie and then pursue it ;o) Do email me? Maybe we can talk on the phone at an earlier hour :o) No body language, maybe, but at least various and sundry intonations lol
Posted by wenvas on June 19, 2009
I'm beginning to think I could have opened up a hornet's nest when I posted the link for basic HTML codes. I believe the initial intent was to be able to add clickable links (only). I personally don't mind the pictures so much but we do have to consider the limited download capacity some people might have; not to mention the strain on this site itself. I don't really know how it works but ultimately there must be some sort of limit allowed by the server, No?
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
Ziey- pursue sleep- not the Yorkie lol-- see- there go these durned ambiguities...
Posted by geramsterdam on June 19, 2009
@Bobber2

>>About the graphics thing using hlms (...)have some blogs with a G beside them meaning graphics allowed and the others which aren't :-) <<

I agree with you *100%*.HTML and animated gifs are not always a joy, large,bold,loud coloured fonts, here?No not for me, sorry.

Fortunately my iPhone doesn't show .flv files.No app for that in the Apps store either, thank G.!Anim gifs are not shown 'moving'all the time, goooood!!

I know from co workers they don't like watching anim.gifs on their smart phones (not being an Apple product). Watching these on a small screen, makes you move to another site.

The blog is about Susan and all the (preferable positive) news about her.The tech classes, and 'how-to' posts,in maybe a test blog or section is a good idea. Have seen this done on many forums. This way folks have a choise, what they want to be confronted with.Also there are plenty of instructional tech.forums + blogs on the internet, anyway.

Have a nice SusaDay from cloudy Amsterdam- Ger
Posted by vicki smith on June 19, 2009
stevieboy49- I posted on the other blog I hadn't received any email as of yet... these blogs become impossibly long (sigh) Goodnight, all...
Posted by geramsterdam on June 19, 2009
@VickySmith

>>but it mixed insult with compliment.<<

True Vicky,absolutlely, that's why I have problems with this article. '-)
I also like to know where a quoted text is comming from, safes time + energy when it is a 'craploid'.

Have a nice SusaDay from cloudy Amsterdam- Ger
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
Good morning dear friends, I’ve skimmed over the night posts and I must confess that I’m utterly surprised by its content.

As I’ve never been a member of a fansite, I thought ingenuously that we were here to support Susan Boyle, send her our positive vibes and love, share information, comment on her wonderful performances.

What I’m seeing here is attacks from one member to another. Have you forgotten that we are 23.000 members from all over the world, each one from a different country, with a different background or education? It is very difficult to agree to everything in such a big community.

Just think; why a we here? There is only one answer Susan Boyle.

What do we want for her? Again one answer; her happiness and help her to accomplish her dream.

What’s her dream? To sing and that is what she is doing!!!!

Some days ago I made a plea, and it was to stop dissecting her private life, private life is that, private!!! Do we have to fight because some ones says X and some others Y?

Somebody was talking about rules? What rules? The only rules which should prevail here are:

Respect – Respect for everybody’s opinion (You don’t like a comment? Easy, go to the next one!

Love – Love is what has put all of us together. It’s our love for Susan

Loyalty – Our unfailing loyalty to Susan

Confidence – Our unwavering confidence in Susan and her capacity to pull through and fight for her dream.

Trust – Our Susan is one tough Lady, what she did was commendable so let’s go all the way with her and stop the bickering.

Those are the rules we have to follow.

I want to finish with a smile so I’m going to tell you something my granny repeats every day when we say no to some of her “advice”

- You don’t like my principles? Don’t worry darling I have some more in stock :-)

P.S Forget the scumbloids, they are not worth a letter from your keyboard!!!!!!!!

Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I've just finished the Newcastle DVD. I've used the new clip that has appeared on YT today because it's the right way up and more complete. There's a couple of small drops in the sound, but overall it's come out OK. I'll start getting the image up to the fileserver.
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
@ Everyone who has posted the positive, uplifting and loving posts in the last 2 hours or so, THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU. I went away for a few hours when I saw all the bickering etc, but I'm glad I came back to find that the Luurvvv has returned!!

Love to you all and as always I know all our love is going towards Susan.
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland Just uploaded the Edinburgh videos to my Blackberry, the are out of this world. Thank you very much for your hard work!!
Posted by DR on June 19, 2009
I've been quietly reading here for a while now. I can no longer be silent. Since everyone has an opinion, here's mine. This site is becoming very negative. Maybe it's time to give Paul a rest and shut it down.

Yes wenvas I believe you are right. I think there is a limit to the server, then it gets expensive. And as I remember everyone wanted Paul to foot the bill. There were complaints about asking for donations.

Paul donates his litle bit of spare time to provide this site for us to follow Susan and what is he getting for it? He gets very little sleep, complaints about the format, complaints because the videos aren't uploaded quick enough, and complaints about blog size.

The blogs wouldn't be so big if posting was kept to subject and not used for computer 101. Why do we need graphics anyway? To entertain ourselves? How about a thank you to Paul for what he gave us - not criticism. We're getting as bad as the tabloids.

Speaking of the tabloids, we are just as bad and nasty as they are. Go back and read objectively, without emotion. Criticism about the songs Susan is singing, about the dress she wears, and about how she chooses to perform the song.

There is criticism about her taking a night off. Her family and personal life have been criticised. I thought we were here to support Susan?

Susan is to be commended for what she is doing. She is honoring the commitment she made to BGT, whether we think it is fair or not. It is not our choice. It is Susan's choice. Any star that goes on tour wears the same costume night after night and performs the same songs at every stop.

Susan has been told she can perform when and where she wants to. Have the others been told that? How can a performance program be made in advance when Susan has been given carte blanche? The audience has been offered refunds when Susan does not perform. I think that is fair. Were they offered a refund for Hollie's night off?

Of course BGT is making money off the tour and Susan. That is what they do. If people all over Britain didn't want to see the preformances, there would be no tour and no money for BGT.

Susan is not stupid! She knows what she is doing, and how she wants to do it. She's making good on her word and trying her best to please her fans. And we - her fans - are showing our gratitude by criticizing every move she makes. She can wear what she wants, go where she wants, and sing what she wants. She is doing what she wants to do right now - honoring her contract.

Can't we just support her and patiently wait for the albums and personal performances without trying to run and ruin her life.

Pity - we have turned Paul's generosity into another tabloid. Paul.....it might be time to turn this site off. BGT is over. Our love of Susan has turned into an argument to contol her life.

Just my thoughts..........
Posted by SandiUS on June 19, 2009
I've enjoyed this website until the last day. Fans fighting one-another, flashing graphics, huge fonts, and gratuitious photos, cartoons and videos in the discussion area have given me a bad headache. Those moving emoticons seem like they belong in some video game.

JMHO, but I liked it here better the way it was before. All I care about is discussing Susan, not being forced to sort through "billboards" and other such clutter now in this forum. There's a reason they've limited signs and billboards in this country: they are eyesores on the landscape that detract and distract from everything else.

And please leave the personal attacks off this site. It turns people away and could drop participation to the point that this site cannot sustain itself and chases sponsers and donations away.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Well I for one hope that Paul does not do away with our fansite. It is a lifeline to the sweet Scottish lady who has won our hearts and lifted our spirits like no other has ever done. We have made new friends here and have been able to communicate with people from all over the world. We may have different thoughts and ideas, but we are all united in our love for Susan.
Posted by youareloved on June 19, 2009
DEAR DEAR SUSAN, everytime you take a rest or go to sleep, please remember the LOVER OF YOUR SOUL is singing His song to you: 'I have heard so many songs; listened to a thousand tongues, but there is one that sounds above them all- the Father's love, the Father's song, He sang it over me and for eternity it's written in my heart. Heaven's perfect melody, the Creator's symphony - He is singing over me, the Father's song. Heaven's perfect mystery - the King of Love has come for me, and now He's singin over me - the Father's song!'(words and music by Matt Redman). U R GREATLY LOVED, SUSAN --- AND ALL OF YOU IN THIS SITE. Can you hear the Father's song? If only, if only you will listen....
Posted by youareloved on June 19, 2009
DEAR DEAR SUSAN, 'I said a prayer for you today, I know GOD must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although HE spoke no word, I didn't ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn't mind, I asked HIM to send you treasures of a far more lasting kind. I asked that HE be near you at the start of each new day, to grant you good health and blessings, true friends to share your way. I asked for REAL happiness for you in all things great and small, but is was for HIS loving care, I prayed for most of all.' Susan, you have touched so many hearts and all of us in this site are praying for you. Please take good care of yourself.
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 19, 2009
You said it best Lonnirose. I love to check in here and see what our SUSAN is doing and cheering on her new career. I've 'met' many lovely people here full of goodwill. I love it that there are many of us who are middle-age-ish, we know more about life and people at this age and yet we can come together and appreciate a wonderful person and entertainer and relish her successes together. I personally don't go to other sites because I know Susan will receive fair treatment here. Any other sites I've checked out are either way behind in their info or misinformed. We have the POWER people to enjoy Susan and one another if we all determine to make this right. I for one want to work towards that goal. And when I look at this site and see the expertise it takes to set this all up and keep it going - well to me it's like pulling a rabbit out of a hat - I can't believe what the site manager is able to do. Let's focus on Susan and her career. That's a happy place for all who visit here in this 'Susan Village'. I'd love to think that Susan could pop into this site if she's blue or feeling falsely reported in other places, and here find solace, applause and appreciation only. I love Susan from afar (in a fan friendly way.) How about y'all? Can we make this site what it was meant to be - a celebration of Susan Boyle's sweet soul and her incredible talent.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 19, 2009
I'm listening .......

Daddy!!!!!
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
what is going on here???

i did not read any "nasty" post yesterday because i can not keep up with it so intensive. just read the last posts in this blog this morning and i like the one form KAULA a lot!!

lets focus on susan that she is ok, can live HER dream and we have to be there to support her
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
@DR. Whilst I, of course, accept that Susan must do what she thinks and feels is right for her and certainly the tour is already paying dividends in the sense that she is perfecting her stage craft and gaining vital experience, I still feel that what may be best for her in the long run is to do a few more concerts and then have a well-earned rest before entertaining any thoughts of an American visit/CD recording and any other things in the pipeline.
I don't agree that it is time for this fansite to go! On the contrary, whilst we do have our own opinions and they do differ from time to time, the basic thing that draws us to this site is our love and devotion for Susan, and that alone warrants the continuation and even the expansion of this fansite.
Of course, all that depends on continued support both financial and vocal and I am sure that this will be forthcoming. Paul is to be commended for all his sterling work and I, for one, will never desert a site which has given me so much pleasure over the last few weeks.
Posted by xeno on June 19, 2009
@DR: Perfectly stated.

The only thing I would add is that once again people here are getting overwrought about what they read in tabloids, bringing it to the fan site and criticizing Susan because of that nonsense. How many times do some people have to be reminded that the gutter press is full of lies and distortions? They've spouted the same nonsense about Susan for weeks, never once quoting any of their so-called "sources" by name or giving any proof of what they say. When will you finally realize that you can't believe their filth? Spreading that crap by quoting it, posting links and wringing your hands about it only gives it more publicity and credibility than it deserves.

Just leave tabloid stories in the gutter where you found them. If you insist on reading filth yourself, please don't inflict it on everyone else at a website bearing Susan Boyle's name.
Posted by mina on June 19, 2009
sorry, meant the comment from KALUA
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
It's all about our sweet Susan, who has lifted us up and given us so much joy and so much to celebrate. Every time I watch her videos and behold all that talent in one little lady I'm astounded, just as I was that very first time when she captured the world. I'm constantly thinking, "Look at her - look what she does!" It's incredible! She just walks out on that stage and touches the audience with her soaring, heartfelt songs day after day and holds them in the palm of her hand. She breaks my heart, then fills it with joy. I really do think she's a miracle.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009

DVD of the NEWCASTLE performance now available:

As promised, I have created an ISO (disc image) file of a DVD of Susan's Newcastle performance. This ISO file is
hosted on a file hosting site. You may need to download an ISO to DVD 'image burner', but I have included details
of that too. The ISO image will create an NTSC (US compatible) DVD that you can then take away and play like any other DVD on your TV. The video clip doesn't seem to be in full 4:3 frame size, so some TVs may show a slight green bar at the bottom of the screen. Here's what you need to do to create your DVD:

1. Go get the ISO file from: Here - Click to download (choose the 'free download' option - don't use 'premium'
because it will cost. There is a 30 second delay before the download link will show for adverts to display). BEWARE: this file is 140Mb!

2. Save it somewhere on your machine, and then unZIP the file (XP/Vista: right-click on the .zip file, then select 'Extract All'), which will create SUSANDVD7.ISO

3. If you have your own ISO to DVD burner software (most versions of Nero, Roxio, Cyberlink should have this feature, or use ImgBurn again if you downloaded it previously) then you can now use that to create your DVD from the ISO file

4. If you need an ISO to DVD burner (for free) then I would recommend ImgBurn: Click here to download
(Just click the blue 'Download' button, then save the .exe file, then run it to install)

5. To create your DVD with ImgBurn: Insert a blank DVD, run ImgBurn, Select 'Write Image File to Disc' option, click the folder image next to where it says 'Please select a file...' then browse to the SUSANDVD7.ISO file, then click the image at the bottom of the screen (with the green triangle in the middle of 2 pictures of a disc) to start creating the DVD. Let it do its stuff - it will tell you when it's done. (You may want to untick the 'Verify' tick box if you want your disc to be ready quickly).

6. Eject the disc, take it to your home DVD player and play it!

This should all work as I've described. If it doesn't, check you've followed the instructions properly.
Posted by DR on June 19, 2009
WOW! This is good reading! I've been coming to this site since the beginning and finally registered as a fan only a few short weeks ago. Unfortunately that was about the same time the site began to have some trolls. The trolls left, but they did leave their mark behind. Looks like that is gone - I'm happy to say!

Thank you Paul for your generosity. I love this site, but can't bear the thought of it becoming a trashing ground. I am happy to wait for the donations to reach an amount that will allow us a bigger site.

Also, I adore Susan as well. Tremendously so. She has a strength of character and integrity I deeply admire. She's gutsy and strong. I have every faith Susan can manage her own decisions and don't actually want her to change into someone who hands over control. If she's happy wearing her old comfortable clothes while singing, then that's fine with me. If she wants a new wardrobe, that's okay too. Whatever Susan wants and makes her happy is fantastic.

I do not feel it is my place to question her career decisions. Susan has taken care of herself just fine up to now and I know she is smart enough to carry on.

Susan makes me happy - she gives me hope. It hurts to see some "fans" tear her every move apart. All I want in this world is for Susan to have her dream. I am happy to see others feel the same.
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
AS Susa-fans, we all get terribly upset and rightfully so when we see such RIDICULOUS reports on the scum-bag British rags. And I think last night fussing was nothing other than frustration over not have a Susa - formance to look forward to and enjoy. I really think we should take all that energy direct it at her publicist, Nicole Phillips. If she were doing her job, for which she must be paid handsomely, then she should be able to mute and/or discount some of the stupid reports that are out this morning. She can also give the public a "head's up" about Susan not performing at a particular venue before the fans line up with tickets in hand. And, if she is worth her pay, then she should begin to set the tone in the press and make sure the reports are factual and begin to eliminate the words "h-a", virgin, brain damaged, slow, and, we all have words to add to this list, that the scum-bag press use. Certainly Susan Boyle sells papers, and it is within Nicole Phillips power to make Susan-info available or not available depending on how well the press handles the info. Nicole Phillips was listed a few posts ago as an associate with Max Clifford Associates, New Bond St., London, England. Someone with more abilities than I can probably find her contact information. Nicole needs to hear DIRECTLY from members of the fan site about the abusive treatment of Susan in the press and that,if she is in fact competent, that she will see to it that the fictional reports stop. They are negatively affecting Susan's image, even if they are keeping her name on the front page.
Posted by dmichael on June 19, 2009
guys I have to say this again and sorry but susan should say screw bgt. 1.) again in a hotel she is mobbed by fans. how in the heck did they bgt allow this to happen. i have stated here before susan needs to STOP! the tour and just like streisand record in the studio WHEN SHE FEELS LIKE IT. and where and how IS PEBBLES????? NO ONE MENTIONED HER CAT!!!!! ??????? the rag mags nor the trash media. i don't get this. they ARE tryingto destroy her..period!!!!!!!!! simon!! where are you??????? susan should stop everything and rest and personally record one album and then screw it!!!!! who needs to be treated like this. i am sorry my fellow susanites lonni tx etc know me. this keeps up SUSAN WILL COLLAPSE!!!! i am stunned....... sorry guys i love here and still owrry about her deeply.......she needs to SUE THE RAG MAGS!!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
We on Susan's fansite are her staunchest supporters. Think what she has done for us - all of us. In one way or another, Susan has brought joy where pain used to live. We'd all like to give to her a million times over what she has given us, but of course we can't. All we can give our dear girl is support and unconditional love. If she needs us, we are here. If she doesn't, we are still here, loving her.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Wow, took me 2 hours to read all the posts while drinking morning coffees - so many good posters on this blog.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
It is my feeling that Susan is not completely OK in herself, and she's under pressure to continue with this silly BGT tour to make money for the producers. Nobody can recover that quickly after suffering from exhaustion! For her own health and safety, I would pull her out of the tour now and let her go somewhere (preferably her OWN house with some good security and Pebbles, of course!) for a month at least to rest and do some normal things. Then, if she's sure she's OK, go over to Prague and spend a week there doing the albumn. Then go back home and rest some more. Then, maybe do a few light TV appearances in the UK. Then get the albumn out, and let her do some promotion for it, but nothing exhausting.
Posted by youareloved on June 19, 2009
HEY GUYS, WANT 2 SMILE? Forget about the crazy tabloid people who call themselves 'journalists' but who are more interested in you and I talking about what they write to get more people buying their papers, rather than on reporting whatsoever is true, good and wholesome (remember in this time of recession, these papers are DESPERATE to sell!). Now, take a deep breath, make that 2, and google 'Sims 3 Susan Boyle Tribute'. It's a short animation that will make you smile- guaranteed, or your money back!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@djg-Scotland. Agree. Susan should be pulled from the freakshow BGT tour. Would be nice if she could do the Ireland gigs as well as Aberdeen. Thanks djg for uploading the iso files...much appreciated.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
An article in People magazine says that Susan was merely tired and decided to take a day of rest, according to her spokesperson. (Remember, she said night before last that she was tired.) The rags who reported any sort of "incident" are lying through their teeth - there is no truth to that whatsoever, so please don't believe that trash. Our girl is fine, just worn out. Nae crap!!
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 19, 2009
Read in the Welsh press (WalesOnline) that Susan will not perform in Cardiff tonight. Feel that's a good thing because it would have been a long journey and she needs to rest for the London shows on Sunday.
To LucyB: Great idea to email Nicole Phillips - trying to find email address.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@sherry from florida. I think you are right. The tour organisers will save her for the big gigs in London, but I hope she also does Ireland and Aberdeen.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
Good morning all...jut called in to catch up...now have to go... :)
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I still can't understand why they won't let her go back to her own house? I know all the poops would camp outside again, but as long as they make sure she has good security with her at all times I can't see the problem. If she wants to walk down to the local pub, let her but just make sure she's got at least one big security guy with her! (I'd love to see the local yobs try and throw stones at her now with a six and half foot security guy stood next to her!).
Posted by Godscre on June 19, 2009
@Youareloved - thank you for your prayers and comments. Thank you to Paul for this precious place to share concerns and support one another as we support Susan. Peace to all, Jan
Posted by Randma on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland, I totally agree with your assessment of what Susan should do. I can't begin to imagine how totally insane her life has been the past 2 months, even if she is getting to pursue her dream of being a professional singer. If there is just some way your suggestion can get to the people who are closest to her, like her family???
Though I have not yet stopped to figure out how to make the DVDs you have worked so hard to make and have so carefully given instructions, when I can get to my husband's computer I hope to do so. (My computer does not have burning capabilities.) Thanks again for all your work and contributions to this website.
Posted by Navyvet on June 19, 2009
This article appeared in newspaper today:

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle was dropped from the show's touring concert last night after she was spotted on a balcony shouting about her cat, pebbles.

The 48-year-old singer has struggled to cope with media pressure since her rise to fame a few weeks ago, culminating in her being admitted to The Priory with exhaustion after the series ended.

While she managed to perform with the rest of the show in Edinburgh, not far from her hometown of West Lothian, on Tuesday, her strange behaviour has seen her being axed from the rest of the tour.

Most recently she was spotted on the balcony of her eighth floor room overlooking the atrium at Radisson SAS Hotel in Liverpool shouting for her beloved cat, Pebbles.

According the The Mail.com, fellow hotel guests claimed Susan was seen bawling: 'Where's my cat?' on the balcony on Thursday afternoon.

What do you all think?
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Thanks, Sherry, for that report. I think Susan's fans quite understand that she needs a break and this time at least they know ahead of time that she won't be performing. I like to think of her in her posh flat, resting with Pebbles on her lap. She will next appear completely restored and ready to delight all her fans.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@djg-Scotland "I still can't understand why they won't let her go back to her own house?" May be that explains alot why she is getting upset at the moment. I cannot see any chance at all that Susan can ever go back and live in her council funded house where she lived all her life.
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 19, 2009
Sent email to Nicola Phillips :
nicola@maxclifford.com
but an auto message came back saying
I have finished working at Max Clifford Associates!
so am now confused who is handling Susan's matters.
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
SherryfromFlorida---hows about a contact info for maxclifford---they are Simon's publicists....and I would assume they are handling allllllll Susan publicity or lack thereof. Nicole was named as Susan publicist about 2 or 3 days ago... has she opened her own business just to handle Susan, if so, she better prove herself able to handle the job, cause presently she ain't doing much GOOD for Susan.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
Just read an ITN news report in which Susan's publicists have categorically refuted the press reports that were issued this morning as "complete rubbish!" About time, too! They say that she is in London resting and that a decision about her appearance in Cardiff tonight has not yet been made. I hope that this is a sign of things to come and that her team will now regularly counter any garbage that is written for, whilst we hate what the tabloids and other media say about Susan, the fact is that it cannot be ignored and may indeed be adding to Susan's stress. It's good that all who love her continue to care and to counter such reports with all our might. It is also good that there is a source which is relating the truth about what is happening.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Navyvet, see my post, up above a little. Susan's spokesperson said to People magazine that Susan was merely tired and went back to London to rest - there was NO INCIDENT. That is total tabloid trash and a complete lie.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I've looked at the aerial photo of Susan's house, and it would need a bit of work done on security. The new fence put up by the council at the front is useless! She has fences at the side and back of the garden too where it backs on to the house in the street behind. All those would have to be improved, but you'd need planning permission to do that, and that has to be granted by the council. Also, they couldn't do anything until she buys it from the council because at the moment only the council can make any improvements because they own it. Also, because it's a semi-detached, her adjoining neighbour's house would also need improved security, making it even more complicated. I believe it's all possible though.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
PS ITN report is at http://itn.co.uk/617fd3bc59749fb1dddf23e94089f8cc.html
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
stevieboy, Thanks for posting that from ITN!

Regarding the rags: Yesterday I swore off even opening any link to the Daily Mail or the Sun rag mags, since whatever they print is suspect at best, and it was pointed out that clicking on their sites makes them money by adding to their traffic, and so encouraging their advertisers to pay for space. I certainly don't want to do that.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Stevieboy, SO glad to hear that her publicists have finally stepped up to refute the slimoid's reports. Those b******s just weren't listening to me, no matter how many times I blasted them! LO
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@djg-Scotland. Let's be honest. There is no way that Susan could ever live in that house again for many reasons. Susan is a superstar and needs to live somewhere she can get protection from all kinds of intrusions.
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
Huffington Post: SuBo not performing due to meltdown over her cat (so they say): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194165/Tired-Susan-Boyle-axed-Britains-Got-Talent-Liverpool-cat-rant.html

I enjoy all of your posts...including the gif's. They really lighten the space here. Just my 2 cents.

I also find it interesting that some fans only want to have posted here the 'good stuff' about Susan and nothing more.

I am really interested in hearing everything I can get my hands on about Susan - good, bad, ugly and sorting through it with my own intelligent mind.

I am particularly fascinated with issues surrounding her mental health. Maybe it is because I am a counselor. I do think she acts a bit peculiar at times from what I have seen of her on stage.

While I love her singing, I am very concerned about her state of mind.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I can see how this 'incident' probably went. She was probably sat on the balcany talking on the phone looking tired (and who wouldn't be at this point!), she then probably asked how Pebbles was. Whoever she was talking to probably went and got Pebbles so Susan could 'talk' to her (which we know she does). Susan, in her tired state, probably shed a tear or two at that point. Poops interpretation: Susan starts bawling for Pebbles and acting 'strangely'. If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I don't belive it.
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
Nicola Philips

http://www.maxclifford.com/Staff/Nicola_Phillips

Contact Information:

http://www.maxclifford.com/Contact
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 19, 2009
Quite agree, BethInTheUSA. I never click on these sites. Unfortunately, though, it is very difficult in the UK to get way from the so-called 'news' that they spout, for it is often picked up by the respectable press and TV media over here. The only way to avoid all of it would be not to read or tune in and, like so many, I want to hear how "oor lassie" is getting on because I care so much about her.
Posted by Rocky10 on June 19, 2009

Navyvet,

According the The Mail.com

Where did you find that article?

Themail.com does not exist and even the tabloids are not saying she will miss the rest of the tour!
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
Thank you for that brief note from her publicist. I am sure they are doing everything they can do to protect Susan from negativity in the public eye. To much bad press will ruin her...we wouldn't want that, she wouldn't want that...and most of all...those making money off Susan wouldn't want that.
Posted by bjNewMexicoUSA on June 19, 2009
@DR Thank you for your comments. Very well put.
Posted by IndySue on June 19, 2009
http://www.gm.tv/videos/star-guests/34378-susan-boyle-exclusive.html This is the real Susan we all fell in love with...Don't let us loose this.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
Susan with her global fame, has effectively had to give up her ancestral home. That must put alot of stress on her. At the moment she effectively has No Fixed Abode (she is living between flats and hotels and Pebbles the cat has to be in tow). That must cause huge stress for her.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
stevieboy, I know you wouldn't click on those sites, but others are quoting them here, even posting the entire text of really awful articles. I felt that repeating my pledge not to click on the rags might encourage similar pledges among the membership. Another member posted yesterday about it and I felt moved to pledge, so others might also swear off rags.
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
About ITN (independent television network) and the brief post above...they are owned by ITV - which airs and produces BGT - who at this moment still own Susan. Hmmm.....
Posted by gardenator on June 19, 2009
Good Morning Susan Fans ~
Hope Susan got a great night's rest, way up high there
in her hotel room. Must have been an incredible view of the city from her balcony. I associate Liverpool with the Beatles. Think many Americans do. Just read the Wikipedia entry about it, and it seems like a beautiful,interesting place. Been there since 1207. Even older than I am...

Treesmary,PWattis, JustDucky ~ I too am amazed at Susan's
style--so free of sometimes annoying embellishments, and the incredibly relaxed manner in which she sings. Breath control indeed: ending one phrase of a song and entering another without a break. I love the seemingly effortless way she crosses the octaves on 'Shame'. She makes it all look and sound so easy. I know it is not. Stylistically, this is so much easier on the eye and ear than the trend these days of singers looking like they are engaging in some unmentionable body function while wailing into the microphone. Brava Susan !

SherryfromFlorida~ Thanks for trying to contact Nicolle Phillips. Seems like a lot of the negative reporting could be dealt with in a pre-emptive fashion. You Know 'loids are going to do it, so why not get out ahead of it, with a press release that Susan will be taking a day off, and thanks fans much for their continued interest, and spare yourself expense and journey, and have a nice rest too..?

As to the fansite, long may it live. Perhaps now is the time to turn over a new leaf with a fresh blog page.

Enjoy your day and take heart in knowing that Susan is a Super Nova..
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@Navyvet - I don't believe a word of it!!!
Susan is resting and she will perform again in London on the 21st, according to her PR rep.
Posted by AFanInSouthAfrica on June 19, 2009
Just found an article in the Northern Echo about Susan's performance in Newcastle. It is described as a show-stopping performance more worth waiting for.
Some more excerpts from the article:

****
She left her North-East audience on their feet, in raptures, some even moved to tears.
Performing two West End songs – Memory and I Dreamed A Dream, which has almost become her signature track – it was hard not to be stunned by her voice, which was more beautiful and powerful than I ever expected.

I’ve seen that audition a million times, but the television just does not do her justice.

SuBo, the show’s runnerup – who is, incidentally, the most Googled person on the planet – utterly eclipsed the winning act, dance troupe Diversity. Chants of “Susan, Susan” echoed around the arena long after she had left the stage.
****

That's our girl - this is going to happen every time she performs, I only wish I could get to see her live! She is totally amazing!!

Posted by Rocky10 on June 19, 2009


From the BBC

Boyle pulls out of fourth concert

"<u>However she insisted Boyle was not being axed from the tour. </u>"

Susan Boyle became an instant hit on the internet
Susan Boyle has pulled out of a fourth concert on the Britain's Got Talent UK tour because she "needs to rest".

The Scottish singer was "really disappointed" not to be performing on Friday at Cardiff International Arena.

Boyle, 48, has cancelled three other performances of the nine concert tour so far. Britain's Got Talent stars are due to perform 25 times on the tour.

The singer's publicist said decisions on whether Boyle performed were taken on a day-by-day basis.

Her spokeswoman said Boyle, from West Lothian was "sorry to all her fans".

"She would love to be able to perform every single evening but she is aware of what she can and can't do.

"I feel sorry for her because she doesn't want to let people down but also she needs to have a rest."

Standing ovations

Boyle has also cancelled two performances at the Manchester MEN Arena last Sunday and one in Liverpool on Thursday.

She received standing ovations for her performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow but her publicist warned she would need further rest breaks.

<u>However she insisted Boyle was not being axed from the tour. </u>

The singer was treated for exhaustion at The Priory in London after coming runner up on the ITV1 show.

It is not known whether she will rejoin the 20-venue tour in Nottingham on Saturday.

Posted by IvoryMist on June 19, 2009
To the Powers that Be

New Blog Please!
Posted by Rocky10 on June 19, 2009


Sorry, forgot the link to the BBC article

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8109445.stm

Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
Her voice was showing some signs of strain at the Newcastle performance, which worried me. To me, it sounds like she knows she needs to rest her voice for a few days.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
AFanInSouthAfrica: Thanks for posting!

I found an article from yesterday titled "Singer Susan wows the crowd at arena". I love that she is now "Susan" like "beyonce", no need for her last name! True stardom!

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/4444818.Singer_Susan_wows_the_crowd_at_arena/?ref=mr
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Agree with DJG Scotland, and this is nothing new for me to say, as people are familiar with my hating the whole idea of Susan doing the BGT tour in the first place, so soon after the Circus of the show itself.
I read the tabloid article last night, the one that several other media sources are picking up as "fact', not knowing it was a tabloid, until someone on the chat room site told me it was.
I emailed Piers Morgan last night on his email address not his blog to get her out of that stupid tour.
There was no mention in any of the "stories" except one, that Aidan and Shaheen also did not appear in Liverpool... her publicist is not doing her job. This crap spreads like a virus, and it is not doing Miss Boyle any good at all that I can see.
She has proved herself to be a charmismatic act on the tour already,and has nothing more to prove or to feel guilty about if she opts out now and the stupid media shuts up about her for awhile.
Like others, I am worried for her long term- not in the short term of the next two weeks of the BGT tour.
Posted by Rocky10 on June 19, 2009


Navyvet,

"According the The Mail.com"

Where did you find that article?

Themail.com does not exist and even the tabloids are not saying she will miss the rest of the tour!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
Here is the link to today's rave review in Northern Echo:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/search/4447682.Britain___s_Got_Talent__Newcastle_Arena/
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland Agree, Here the same so it is very good she is resting for a few days.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Navyvet: I think Susan needs her cat.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
I have said it many times on this website and I say again that Susan needs to rest her voice - she sings so powerfully. It is not possible to sing with that intensity on a day to day basis (her larynx needs a rest). I also reference the blog posts by Pwattis who understands.
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
I wish Piers would step up and say something shortly/ do another interview to try to negate any of the bad publicity that the papers have inferred.
Whether or not you like the man or believe he has ulterior motives, I really think he does the best job at "shutting up the gutter press"and publically supporting Susan. He was one of them so he knows how it all works and his opinions and interviews seem to attract a lot more attention than Susan's publicist does. Somebody mentioned earlier that they sent him a private email. Does anyone know how to do that?

I also think , even if Susan is intending on doing more of the tour, it would be better, from a publicity point of view, to say "Susan may not do any more BGT shows as she is still exhausted and needs to rest, having only had a few weeks recovery time" That way, it takes the pressure off everyone, especially Susan. When you are exhausted and anxious the worst possible "load" is to think you "must" perform or you will let others down. Take the pressure off Susan, and she may then well feel up to doing some "surprise" appearances which would probably be hailed by the press as "another comeback"and thrill the public. What do you think?
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
CatsAloud: I have said that also. I don't know what is so hard to understand about that.

Anyone who doesn't understand,try yelling as loud as you can for 8 to 9 minutes without stopping. Then do it again tomorrow. The day after that, you probably won't be able to talk.
Posted by whisper1 on June 19, 2009
To @Posted by Texaslady
Thank you very well spoken....:)

whisper1
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@BethInTheUSA. Great post. My voice would dry the next day and would be gargling with aspirin to give therapy to my vocal chords.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 19, 2009
Here's what I just sent to max@maxclifford.com

Hello, Mr. Clifford:

I realize that Nicola is now responsible for Susan’s publicity/protection, but her email address is not working and yours is!!

I am a member of www.susan-boyle.com, which is the largest interactively functioning fan site. Many of us are constantly 24X7 scouring the web for all possible news sources with information on Susan, and we flock to the comment sections for every article. Ever wonder why so many comments in all of the UK media are from Americans? Check the make-up of the fan site – you can see a map of our locations by clicking the red button at the bottom of the screen.

As you well know, Susan needs a lot of protection from the wolves, even preemptively rather than after-the-fact. We are often concerned that Susan’s side of the story is presented very late in the news cycle. Including our fan site and others on the publicity distribution list will enable her vast army of active fans to help get the right message out in a most timely fashion – even before the media editors decide to act.

If Nicola would include fan sites on her distribution list, Susan will have hundreds if not thousands of extra PR people promoting a common message on her behalf.

Blessings,
Leslie McMillan
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I used to give IT training courses a few years back. I'd be talking for about 6 hours straight - the next day I'd open my mouth and literally nothing would come out so I know what it's like too!
Posted by Randma on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland, I completely agree with your statement of what scenario could have led to the "rant about Pebbles on the hotel balcony" stories. Thanks for that post.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Anyone else find that this site is getting very finicky, technically that is. My computer was cleaned out last September. Had no crashes until I started coming here. Have had four crashes after leaving this site over course of past 3 months. Also, my computer has twice recently, after I've fooled around here, said it was loading more memory. It's not the infantile graphics that will drive me away (although they lead me to the verge of an epileptic fit), but the computer glitch infestation. I use my desktop computer for work, so I cannot afford to ruin it on this site. Am I the only one?
Posted by Randma on June 19, 2009
DJG-Scotland, I completely agree with your statement of what scenario could have led to the "rant about Pebbles on the hotel balcony" stories. Thanks for that post.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@ArielAZ - no, my relatively powerful Vista machine is having severe problems with the site. It keeps crashing Internet Explorer. I also have Flash Player crash out too which seems to be causing the problem. My Linux based machine running Firefox also has problems with it too.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
ArielAZ: no trouble here at all.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
To contact Piers Morgan ( not sure if he reads his email every day- but most likely this is the best way to contact him-- google "piers morgan website"- it will take you to his website. ON the left upper corner there is a box labeled "contact"- then you can email him directly. I encourage this group to do this, if you feel like it, of course.
I agree with Jaffa. This woman is a fledgling performer and in my opionion, this tour is not the best vehicle for her at this time if she is not enjoying it.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Thanks, DJG. I love it here, despite our mood swings, but I have to cut down to save my baby.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
Ariel and DJG, have you tried opening IE with no add-ons? After I upgraded to IE7, I found couldn't open Twitter, but opening IE7 with no add-ons cured the problem. Maybe some browsers have similar problems with this site.
Posted by whisper1 on June 19, 2009
I am beginning to wonder why the press is so intend to diminish Susan’s achievements?
Coming from Europe and live in the US now I found the class differences disturbing. Susan is a hope for all those who are oppressed and not given a chance to be all they can be. Shame on the press I believe people elevate themselves over others to diminish them. The people who have low self esteem are those who try to put our Susan down for some perverted reason.

whisper1
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
@brooklyn blessings. Nice letter. I hope Mr Clifford gets to read it. I would also add that Susan needs a voice break (she is an intensive singer) and that she is currently of No Fixed Abode. That must be very hard on Susan.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@BethInTheUSA - it causes problems on Linux with Firefox which is a totally different setup.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
DJG: interesting! Any theories?
Posted by Allikat on June 19, 2009
The Mail.com seems to be just another tabloid-type paper, and according to what Navyvet shared here in an earlier post, it sounds as though they are trying to make out that Susan has some sort of 'problem' again to discredit her in order to peddle more of their foolish papers. Poor Susan. All this dear woman wanted was to try and be accepted as a professional singer, and to actually make some money doing it for a living. The idiot rags just want to crucify her, to make her out to look foolish and emotionally unbalanced. Shame on them! They are playing a dirty game, attempting to plant their insidious seeds of doubt; why would any of us wish to play along with them?

Susan, please, don't read those papers, but if you do run across any of their nonsense, don't pay a lick of attention to what they say. Intelligent folks don't pay their lies much attention anyhow. You just go right ahead and sing where you want to sing, and avoid doing anything that doesn't feel right to you. Some of us are hoping you'll get to go ahead next month and begin working on that wonderful CD you once mentioned you'd like to make.

It has been uncomfortably obvious that for quite some time now, BGT became a rather awkward means of getting your name and tremendous talent out and known to a worldwide audience. I cannot fault BGT on anything they did because I wasn't there to witness anything which may have 'gone wrong', but like Topsy your own fame has grown out of all proportion to anything BGT has ever witnessed before. Therefore it becomes a 'good' thing you did audition for them and become such an important part of their show, but not such a comfortable thing for you that your fame outstripped what is really a mere variety talent show, after all. Many of us will truly be happy when all the BGT touring is over with, despite the tremendous pleasure your live performances in the UK have already given to thousands of fans.

I for one will be thrilled to purchase an entire CD of songs chosen by you, that you love to sing. I'll buy at least two copies just for myself! There can always be additional CDs recorded later on, when you are up for doing it. Aside from that--only you are going to be able to decide what you'll do and not do. You and you alone DO have the right to make those final decisions.

You possess one of the most glorious voices I've yet run across, so I'm hoping you'll do whatever is necessary to best take care of yourself and not allow your voice (or your own emotional well-being) to be unnecessarily strained. It's all a matter of 'balance'. But you already know that.

I'm only a US citizen of very modest means living in Texas who is unlikely to ever get to hear you sing live in public, but I do happen to care about you and I cringe whenever you are treated unfairly by the media. Let's just say I'm willing to back off and leave you alone so that you can get on with your life. Yes, I do belong to this particular vast Susanation of over 23,000 fans, but we are not all of the same exact mind-set here. About the only thing we seem to have in common is that we do truly love and appreciate your singing!
Posted by jaffa66 on June 19, 2009
Thanks terijay for your comment and contact info. Cheers.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
With a strong and intensive singing voice like Susan has, it is not possible to sing every day on live shows, otherwise she will do damage to her vocal chords. She needs a voice break.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@BethInTheUSA - my guess is memory problems. These pages get huge in HTML terms, and I think the browsers have problems dealing with them.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Beth and DJG--Never did learn Greek, but will follow your conversations and then run it by my computer guy. When the computer signals you that it is loading more memory, is this a sign of impending doom?
Posted by Scrooge on June 19, 2009
I apologize to all for blasting everyone on my final post. I I was exasperated. Some will have that word in their working vocabularies. Anyway, basically the trolls have come out to play and I will not be made one of their playthings. I love this site and I wish only the best for Susan and for all of my friends here at the village.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
CONFESSION TIME: Yesterday I went into Susan withdrawals..instantly..My cable was shut off because I FORGOT to pay the bill because I have been on this site morning noon and night! At least I got back to painting my kitchen which I started two month ago! Then I called my dog "Susan"...her name is Cheeto??!!! Then to top it all off I had a dream about Simon!!! I was whispering sweet nothings into his ear!!! LOL LOL LOL ....OK...anyone else have a Susan addiction story they would like to share??!!! My husband thinks I have totally lost it!!! Tommy have any dreams lately?? If you did I bet I know who you would be dreaming of!! LOL

SUSAN SINGING IS CONTAGAIOUS!!! LOVE HER TO PIECES!!

HI ALL SUSANITES!!! WELCOME ALL NEWBIES!!!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
DJG: I use an old laptop most of the time and I don't have any problems, but I dump my temporary files several times a day. I also do a lot of business on eBay, which is extemely "heavy" with pics and html. If I don't dump temp files frequently, pictures refuse to load after awhile.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Brooklyn, hurray for you!! It's time her "people" realize that they're not holding up their end. As hard as we try to help by sending blasts, they're the ones with the power to protect Susan in the press and the media. I just don't want Susan hurt or upset by the lying tabloids, and I'm always afraid she will be. She is new to all the BS, and I recall her brother saying she "takes everything to heart". Only two months into all this, how can she be expected to understand that they praise you one day and vilify you the next? Those heartless lying tabloids have hurt her before, as we've all seen. Maybe your letter will shake 'em up, Brooklyn. Good job!!!
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 19, 2009
How does the little red button at the bottom of the page know where we are? Our internet providers? Just curious.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 19, 2009
@Scrooge...I hope you'll stay! I hope the other fans will stay, too! Maybe we all just need a little rest from time to time as we empathize with our Susan!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@BethInTheUSA - to be fair I've got a lot of other intensive stuff running, including Visual Studio 2008 which pretty much kills the machine dead to start with!
Posted by whisper1 on June 19, 2009
I have Vista no computer problems here....
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@whisper1 ,I agree,I think it has something to with the BGT show. 1 out of 3 people watch that show over there and it seems to mean a lot to them. What I notice is that here in the USA we don't take the tabloids seriously. I don't even know anyone in my life who reads them,they never come up in conversation but it seems over in the
UK people acually read the tabloids like real news. And there are a lot of them. I was surprised .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_(newspaper)

So it is my hope that once the show is over and Susan makes a CD and visits the USA she will get a lot of good press and the trashy stuff we are seeing now will fade from memory.
Posted by fano123 on June 19, 2009
I've travelled a fair amount for business. The BGT tour is a hard kind of travel hitting 20+ sites in as many days. You're thrown out of your normal daily routines, sleeping in a different bed every nite, and separated from family and friends. It is exausting, especially if you're not used to it. You have to build up a stamina for this, and this takes time.

This nonsense from BGT that "we'll let Susan decide when she'll perform" is a sly game. It squarely puts all the pressure on her. The fact is the BGT tour is selling out in anticipation of her performing. My bet is that the refund requests when she doesn't perform is very low. When she doesn't show they leave her to take all the heat from the press and bear the weight of dissappointing paying fans.

Also in the background is that Cowell is trying to work out US tour plans. My guess is that these US based promoters are watching the tour to see if she can handle the load before they agree to book her. Again, more pressure to show up.

Cowell has enough info now on what she can handle at this stage of her career - her vocal and physical stamina. He should step in and work out a resonable plan with Susan for the remainder of the tour. Maybe something like two days on - two days off. This will give her a difinitive plan she can work to and allow her to get thru this tour strong and rested, not spend and exausted.
Posted by Linda Sharon on June 19, 2009
Please tell me there's nuthin wrong with the cat. I'm upset now. Oh Linda Sharon get a life!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Carnegie61,your IP adress

go here to see your ip adress

http://whatismyipaddress.com/
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
Question: I've read Susan has signed with Cowell to make two cds. and has signed with Ossie Kilkenny as manager. does this mean Kilkenny is just for financial matters or is he in charge of anything she does other than the cd's and BGT? so how much input with Cowell have? I'm assuming he can ask her to come sing on America's Got Talent but can't "tell" her to. and I assume he'll want her to make appearances like on Oprah to promote the cd once it's done. but when it comes to any paying gigs, who is in charge? once she's through with BGT who's the manager and advisor for her?
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
fano123: yes, my husband traveled as a customer service rep every week for 10 years. He was in a different town almost every day. It exhausted him, and he didn't have to sing! In fact, he's had a desk job for years but he still won't go on vacation now because it's "traveling" and he has a bad taste in his mouth about it.
Posted by Randma on June 19, 2009
Thanks terijay and jaffa66 for the suggestion to contact Piers through email. I have posted on some of his blogs and news section, but will go to his email to do as you propose. He is the one best suited to speak up for her as he is not contractually bound to her as Simon is and Piers has been one of the tabloid people in the past.

Forgive my previous double post. Like others have mentioned, I have been having computer problems the past 2 weeks...videos stopping at only 30 seconds play and comments not registering as posted.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
Agree with fano123- it is a sly game, and only for $$$$-- and it throws all the pressure on Miss Boyle and directs all the frustration of those who have tickets to blame Miss Boyle for " last minute " no shows.
Could you cut paste what you jst wrote her an email it to Piers Morgan? SImon does not have an email addy but piers does- here is his website- just hit contact at the top left
www.officialpiersmorgan.com/
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@DJG-Scotland and @ArielAZ - I never upgraded to Vista, the crashes are due to that OS. I'm running XP Professional and IE8 or Firefox, no problems, no crashes and I never get stuck. Have a brand new pc, took out vista and reinstalled XP.
Posted by bernicer on June 19, 2009
Dare I ask. Has life killed the Dream?
Hope not, God Bless
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 19, 2009
Max Clifford website shows 2 email addresses:

Email: max@maxclifford.com

Got a story: story@maxclifford.com

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@fano123 , I agree,the show used her to pull in ratings,now they are using her to sellout the shows. And Susan is so nice she will try to please and give too much of herself. I think the schedule is way too much for anyone her age and anyone who is not used to performing so much.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 19, 2009
Thanks patriciasart!
Posted by jordie on June 19, 2009
I think the photos of Susan in Liverpool showed her fatigue and need for a break in the Tour. Now I am worried about Pebbles...is she lost?
My opinion is that Susan should quit most of the venues scheduled, and choose the ones she would do...and let the public know her schedule, instead of this maybe yes, and maybe no. It isn't fair to anyone, this uncertaily.
I am so worried right now about her and Pebbles, my heart is pounding. Surely something can be done to smooth his fiasco out for her. Cheers for now, 10:50 a.m here.
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
there are so many good posts, I won't go back to look up names but I'm referring to posts about Susan just being tired and about Susan maybe having "problems". I just way to say both views may be right. no completely well-adjusted sane person (if there are any) could cope with what she's had to. so it's no wonder if she did cry for her cat. and if she does have "problems" then all the more reason to love her and support her, not trash her like the rag mags like to do to anyone. we know when allowed to be herself she's funny, likes to make people laugh, she's thoughtful and kind and has said she'll keep her feet firmly on the ground. but that hasn't been possible for her both because of bad press and overly exuberant fans.

at least we who love her from afar are doing her no harm!
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
I am in Unison with my Fellow Susanites who feel Susan should not be touring..at least not yet...and only sporadically at that. Concentrate on creating music in the studio..do a few interviews...small venue performances etc.

Hey...has the biggest female singer in Ireland ever toured? Enya? Never hurt her career any.....
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 19, 2009
@amazinglyC...just catching up on overnight talk hope the contentious stuff is gone (not you just in general) In your "by heart" writing of Susan's audition ..I heard Piers say in an interview that what he says at the end just before she starts to sing is "that's a big song"..never could quite tell for sure what he was saying there.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
I have appealed to Piers Morgan for some damage control, so hopefully he'll step up to the plate. Also diffused a couple of his bloggers who had swallowed the BS hook line and sinker.

Please folks, don't be worried about the cat. That whole story was made up by the slimoids and there's not a grain of truth in it. According to People magazine, Susan's publicist said she was merely taking a day to rest in her London flat with Pebbles. She's tired, and who wouldn't be? Susan needs to rest her voice - any of us who sing know that after a while you get kinda hoarse, or I do, and feel that you need to stop for a bit.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 19, 2009
Photobucket Subo Gif

Let the girl rest. Watching her sing is like watching two squirrels chase eachother up and down through the trees. I don't know how they do it, but I know they gotta rest!
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose I'm with you, yesterday Susan was taken away from Liverpool to London. Now she is with Pebbles and resting before she sings again. That's all to it!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Actually, she morphed into Rochester and was out on her terrace calling, "Jane, Jane..."
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Danny Ramone,that is so cute! I love it!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
Ariel, Oh, that's good!
Posted by joyceleo on June 19, 2009
LOL at Danny Ramone's post of the shimmy shimmy Susan and the hip-twirling Elvis (?) Susan's got a great sense of humor and charisma. Let her be a Lady and let her get down for the shimmy! She'd be fun to work with. I hope the big stars welcome her into their ranks soon. She's already a SuperNova herself!
Posted by bernicer on June 19, 2009
Anyone know who the people are that are traveling with Susan? Any friendly faces or strangers ho don't really care for her except for $$$??
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Lonnirose ,I've seen several of your post on the net at different sites defending Susan. "Way to go". Yours was the voice of reason!
Posted by fano123 on June 19, 2009
Patriciasart. Not only difficult for Susan. What about the kids on the show. I have 11 and 14 year old boys. There is now way as a parent that I would put them on a road show like this.

Terijay good suggestion, will do.
Posted by bernicer on June 19, 2009
It seems like BGT tour should have a day off now and then for the whole group.
Posted by NancyUSA on June 19, 2009
BethintheUSA--I will try your suggestion at dumping temp files several times during the day since I hop onto this site frequently. I could not get onto this site at all last evening--said: internet server problem?? Some of the graphics are cute but it can take forever to load/reload pages, and some graphics are annoying.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Brooklyn, I think I'll follow your lead and e-mail the Max Clifford people and tell them they're not doing their job! You're right, these people need to stop this B.S. BEFORE it happens, not try to fix it afterward when the damage is done. A simple press release would have sufficed, as soon as the decision was made that Susan was taking a day of rest. Now I'm not sure if Susan's in good hands or not. Here I thought she had people looking after her, only to find out she's all alone.

Simon, where the heck are you?
Posted by aliz on June 19, 2009
Why are the last 10 or so comments in the same order posted at the bottom if this blog just read these same comments again in the same order>Is this site ok
Posted by 31Gallium31 on June 19, 2009
Is there any news about tonight's show and this weekend? Whoever is performing, it's 5 shows in 3 days and then Monday off, for travel I assume.
http://susanboyleinfo.com/tour-dates/britains-got-talent-tour
Posted by ArielAZ on June 19, 2009
Yup, as soon as Elvis popped up, it crashed my computer as I was getting off. Much as I adore the King and our Susan, I gotta save my baby from this wear and tear. I'm very easy on the darling. So I'm outta here.
Posted by Cape on June 19, 2009
I loved the TV interview with Piers Morgan when he vigorously interrupted the news reporter and said "I talk to Susan every day and Susan is fine." I agree I wish he would step up again and do the same.
Posted by bernicer on June 19, 2009
Shouldn't there be a familiar face with and not just her "new friends". I'm just a nobody like Susan was and even I realize this.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Thanks, Patriciasart. Lord knows I try! She is so worth defending. I just want Susan to be happy and realize her dream, and there seem to be those out there who will try anything to keep her from it. We who love her have to make every effort to be right by her side.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
I'm SUSAWIGGLING WITH SUSAN AND ELVIS!!!

WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE....and no jiggle!! yeah right!! lol Maybe we can start a new Susawiggle dance class..and stay in shape all of us baby boomers!!!
Posted by treesmary on June 19, 2009
"Big song" discussion -- This is what Piers says in his "Feisty, Funny Lady" summary : I burst out laughing. ‘OK, that’s a big song.’ Which could be safely translated as: ‘This is going to be way too big a song for you, my little dearie.’

Bullying discussion -- Piers was bullied as a child, too.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
I just sent this email to Max Clifford:
Dear Mr. Clifford: I can't find the email for the publicist, Nicole. However, as a concerned fan for the future of Miss Boyle's career, she should get out of the rest of the tour, period. Every time she misses a day, the press is making up stories that are picked up by media over the world, even if they are fabrications.

This is doing nothing good for her future. No media source mentioned ONE word about Aidan and Shaheen taking off in Liverpool- not one word. She is in the middle of a cyclone and a no-win situation at this point. Miss Boyle has proved she can sing and do it perfectly in live venues. She has nothing more to gain from continuing the BGT tour at this point. It is doing more harm than good. Our whole fan club of more than 23,000 members worldwide cares more about Miss Boyle than her handlers seem to. Let her rest a couple weeks then go forth with the CD plans.
Sincerely,
Teri Johnson
Posted by treesmary on June 19, 2009
Sorry, I hit the Submit button by mistake. I'll get that reference to Piers in a moment.
Posted by wenvas on June 19, 2009
@Scrooge - "I apologize to all for blasting everyone on my final post. I was exasperated."

Don't be hard on yourself Scrooge, you're in good company :-) Remember Christ upturning the money-lenders tables in the grounds of the temple. Everyone is entitled to feel some frustration from time-to-time...it's a safety valve...comes in handy when we need to let off a bit of steam :-)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009


Ok,new senario.This is a picture of public relations manager Max Clifford. The pictuer on the left is from his website,the picture on the right is from a picture showing him with Susan in Liverpool. Now his website said
he manages Simon Cowell's PR ,see here :

http://www.maxclifford.com/Simon_Cowell

Now these guys know whats going on. And they know what they are doing a regards Susan's career.Here is what I think. They are managing Susan in such away that gives the tabloid plenty of gossip to print,thus turning a certain amount of the UK people against her, knowing she is popular in the USA , we rally to her side and support her thus assuring her success over here. It could be they are minipulating our emotions to get the most mileadge out of her popularity. Personally I would buy her CD anyway. But it could be they think any press ,even bad press keeps her on peoples minds and when her CD does come out she won't be an unknown artist but very well known. At least in this senario we can believe she has the inside scoop and is not upset by the tabloids but can laugh it off and also we can believe she is very well cared for .
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
I emailed to Max Clifford and got a return response that it was read by someone named Kate Burgess. So,email max clifford and it will be read by at least SOMEONE-- fyi
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
I will also email Max Clifford. I hope these people have her best interest at heart, but my feeling is when they look at her they see $$$$.

If you think the U.S. doesn't have their share of Tabloid papers you are sorely mistaken. They have wrecked HAVOC on many a star here in the U.S. I see it as no different than in the U.K.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
I've just read another piece in the Mirror about her missing tonight's Cardiff performance and there's an obvious goof which kind of shows how these stories just go round in circles. A line in the piece says "According to The Mirror, Susan repeatedly asked for her cat Pebbles at her hotel in Liverpool yesterday", but this is in the Mirror! It's obvious that the Mirror puts some nonsense out, it gets picked up by another news agency, then that agency re-writes it, and then the Mirror ends up buying that nonsense back in again later, hence the obvious mistake!
Posted by treesmary on June 19, 2009
Interview article from Feb 21, 2009,about Piers -- This article tells about Piers being bullied as a child. In it he describes himself as facing problems like a fighter; he has described Susan in a similar way. He tells how the most important thing to him is his family. He says he is not engaged to Celia (and this is about 2 months before he asks Susan out). You might not like some of it, but it does reveal some interesting things about his personality. He says, "I've found by interviewing people that when someone behaves in an aggressive or abrasive way, it all goes back to their childhood." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1149507/Piers-Morgan-divorce-marriage-image-problem--battle-king-TV-chat.html

Here is another interesting bit about Piers being supportive of others. You have to wait a minute for Piers to show up. http://itn.co.uk/bd9101d77b1657b5d06d86921c983cc7.html
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
I just can't believe it, I posted an hour ago the info about Nicola Phillips at maxclifford.com. Now it has been removed!!!!!

When you go to the site in the staff thumbnail it has simply dissapeared!!!

Sorry, the page you have requested can not be found.

Mama mia!!!!!
Posted by 281165 on June 19, 2009
Hello everyone: First a big SusanWavePhotobucket and a bigPhotobucket to the new members!
Posted by DANNYG. on June 19, 2009
patricisart, you know we have talked a lot and I respect you and your take on things and appreciate all your contributions, and everyone has their own opinion to express but dear one, I think that scenario you painted above has no connection with reality. I just had to say it. I'm back out now on a rest break.

DannyG.
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 19, 2009
Hello dear Susan fans. I usually visit this great site to get quick information and have only added a comment twice. I’ve had some friendly replies to my suggestion that Susan is very well equipped indeed to manage this sudden avalanche of attention and the many other challenges that have come with it. Adapting to and coping with rapidly changing circumstances are major marks of mental strengths and capabilities. So I suggest that you may relax. She is doing fine. Very few people could have managed as well. As an educator I would like to add that I have been gobsmacked by the extreme speed of the various learning processes she has had to apply in order to live up to her own performing standards, where only the sky seems to be the limit. Her minute attention to every detail of her performances places her on a knife-edge right now (the usual place of the greatest artists), but I think she knows how far she can push herself, and I feel assured that she is quite as able to make herself heard when enough is enough, which is a very, very healthy sign. I’m also pretty sure she is more together (if that is the word I’m looking for) than many of her fans appear to be. Cool it, folks, and enjoy.
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Ok, Poulson, I like your attitude. Let's take the high road and KNOW that Susan is fine, just tired and needs to re-energize.

Jane.
Posted by jordie on June 19, 2009
Perhaps that would be a good approach for Susan's publicists to simply say that Susan needs to rest her VOICE..and not that "she is tired and needs a rest". Needing "a rest" implys that she is not up to the strain, doesn't it? It makes good sense that she would need to rest her vocal chords after such powerful performances for a singer. Then the tabs have nothing to work on for a crap story. I am sure that all great singers could not abuse their voices by singing every day, everywhere.
Posted by Kalua on June 19, 2009
@PoulsanDK I'll jump on your wagon I like that attitude!
Posted by tweek on June 19, 2009
They should at least keep her away from the rest of the BGT tour group, different hotel, or private home, so that the news media cannot find her. If they cannot find her, they have no story. That's the problem! For days they have been unable to photograph her, interview her, etc. who knows if that one picture of her in the window was taken that day. Out of sight, out of mind...if you are emailing her supposed protectors...tell them to clearly keep her away from the rest of the BGT group and keep her hidden.
Posted by Fran M. on June 19, 2009
I went onto Max Clifford's website for Nicola Phillips and I can no longer find her on that website. Did she take a hike or sonething? Anyway, I sent an e-mail to Clifford to tell Phillips to stress that all of the contestants on the tour take days off, not only Susan.
Posted by Navyvet on June 19, 2009
The item was not from the Mirror or any other such smutty place. It was on the national, respected news, from AP wire notices..the fact she will come back again was left open. Now on to this website and bloggers...so much discord, hate and generally people doing harmful things....a year ago if this woman walked down your street - you would have not given her a second look. Then Susan was fulfilling a promise to her Mom/Youtube took over and the rest is history. How dare any of you believe you know her/her feelings/her situation and trying to contact her management team??? Your the ones giving fodder to these less than honest newspeople! Don't ya think they are watching your every word and blogs and say things like "a souce close to" putting a bad spin on all items mentioned on websites? Damn Shame on all of you...this is the reason she cannot go back home without being hounded..cause those photographers and reporters smell a big story and if they can make it a bigger more nasty situation by spinning something they read here-they're gonna do it to sell their stories and papers. You are giving them the fodder and the person you wish to protect your putting right out there in front of their noses! Heck why should these same reporters try to find out pictures and dirt..put a bad spin on what's said and WHOA - they got a juicy story..

How can any of you try to stick your nose into her business? Your a fan site should be for Susan not being silly people saying you know more then Susan; her family and her management team...look in the mirror -how dare you think any of you know better?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@DANNYG. Of course it's only speculation on my part. I just think its odd that Susan has a publicist and a PR company ,a limo ,body guards ,a luxury flat ,a millions of dollar contract and they don't even put out positive press releases. Or give her good interviews.WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? It is odd,is it not?
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
To Susan fans----just the fact that Kalua noticed that Nicole's email address had been removed at maxclifford agency indicates that the messages are getting thru. OK, now that's where some of our concerns MUST BE REGISTERED!!!

Stepping back and looking at the 4 pictures that were posted today of Susan in black jeans with the 2 fellows around I have some concerns:

Why in the world are those 2 men standing there (is one actually Max??) and one of them NOT HELPING Susan with her jacket??(note I said men, NOT gentlemen).

Why is Susan still wearing jeans that NEED the legs shortened?? I to am a bit short, but an hour with a needle and thread has my pants legs at my ankle, NOT draped out over my shoes.

IN the one picture, it really looks like the one fellow is trying to lead Susan away or towards a door, etc.

The one good thing is that there are not any pictures of Susan having to carry her own bags!!!

However, all this talk about taking the very best care of Susan Boyle makes me wonder just a bit. Certainly Simon and Co. have spent quite a bit of money ---paying for the Prioriy, paying for the London apartment, providing limos, etc., This is all wonderful obvious publicity for Simon and Co; however, its also a tremendous amount of BLING! Susan, no matter how strong and able she is, MUST be tended to so that she can focus her tremendous energies dealing with the physical and mental pressures of the Tour. Simple little details like fixing her a cup of tea, making sure she is eating right, hemming her trouser legs so she doesn't trip and fall, closing the door with a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the out side so she can nap---all the little things that don't have a huge price tag attached and can't be seen.

WE, as Susan Boyle fans, must register our concerns with Max Clifford and suggest that they assign the appropriate number of people to adequately deal with managing Susan Boyle's publicity so that she is kept in a positive light. She has not done anything to warrant the amount of negative publicity that the scum-bag press has heaped on her. If the Max Clifford Agency is not able to handle this publicity correctly, then it is obvious that there must be other firms with the appropriate talent and skills.
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
I just sent off an email to good ol' Max. It started out polite enough, but by the time I got through, I was using language I didn't know I knew!!

Not to worry. I cleaned it up, well....at least a little.

I told him his every move on behalf of Susan will be seen and scrutinized by her millions of adoring fans in the US and around the globe.

That should get someone's attention.

Jane.

Keep the pressure up....
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
The other senario is they don't think the tabloids are worth being concerned over and feel its best to ignore them.
Posted by treesmary on June 19, 2009
Keep in mind that Susan loves to be on stage singing. I believe she wants to do the tour. On the other hand, I'm sure the touring is very draining and every night is crazy, even for those who have a real home to go to when it is all over. I think it is great that they are playing it by ear with Susan, taking baby steps, as she would say.

We have to resist letting the media get us upset. Hopefully, Susan is learning to ignore the media. Once I read a tabloid headline: "Proof of reincarnation. Baby born with wooden leg. Was a pirate in previous life." Really.

I think that God's giving Susan to the world will have a number of good effects. I am hoping along with someone writing above that one of those effects will be improvements in the practices and self-understanding of the media. The media has such influence, and it could be used for good. I have been praying for the media for years now, and I thank God for every time I see a ray of light.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
patriciasart: I think the public pays a great deal of attention to the tabloids, and the tabloids sell these stories to mainstream publications who repeat the tripe as if it were undoubted truth. Then even more people think it's true. I have read comments from a lot of people who didn't vote for Susan on BGT because of these stories and they lost all respect for her. They got the idea that Susan is out of control, "mental", etc.

These stories can be very harmful to her career. We need to make it known to Susan's people that we do not appreciate their hands-off attitude. I know I don't. They need to get out there and offer some real stories, if only some great photo layouts of Susan's flat, a day in her life, you know, upscale Town and Country style stuff.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
someone will read it. Her voice did sound VERY strained in the Newcastle performance and she must have known that. While the notes were clear, she did not have the "power" of the previous vocals. here is Max Clifford's email address again:
max@maxclifford.com
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 19, 2009
Geeeeeeeez what garbage. She took a day off. Are they going to spread rumors everytime she takes a day off and rests. I think it's all more journalistic garbage and fibs cause they don't know anything else but how to write lies and fabricate information.

She'll silence them all yet AGAIN, when she opens her mouth and starts singing, as, will be the case here shortly.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
Some might disagree but usually tabloid stories don't have a longivity effect on what people think about a perfomer...Im not saying there aren't exceptions but as a usual thing. Consider how many times Brad Pitt and Jolenia have split up ....every week for the last three years they've been playing that story and every week Brad Pitt and Jolenia are always together laughing and smiling....so what happens eventually the general public start to clue in really and truly not believing the baloney that these press dogs put in....some stars can file a lawsuit against papers and many times are awarded damages....that sometimes puts them in their place as well....my point is if a certain media does go way beyond the pale there are legal options a famous celebrity can prusure.
Posted by dmichael on June 19, 2009
i am sorry but i have to say this IF susan is not protected! this will ( i assure you ) have a very judy garland ending. and how sad that would be. I would fly to england TODAY! to take care of susan the way she should be. screw bgt. sorry they OWE her... studio recordings only no interviews no tv no west end. and def NO touring. miss streisand people where are you?????????
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
I still like the idea of offering an exclusive to some nice magazine or dependable television show, a tour through Susan's new flat. How cool!
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
Good morning all - (9:30 PDT). I think Susan is her own woman, and does not need a personal attendant to help with her coat etc. Those guys look like security is their first concern and it should be. This woman has had a lifetime of ridicule and harassment, and while she wants to reach out to the public, we can easily turn into mobs. I want those men watching and coordinating her environment, not dressing her.

I do agree someone ought to help with hemming pants and jacket sleeves, but let's remember she is part of a tour and there is a limit to how much the staff can and should do - the wardrobe people have more than Susan on their hands including some large dance groups. We see her as the star but she has to remain part of the group for now. All the goodies will come later. Also, I love the elegance of the silver gown, but I also enjoy seeing her as she is - and not a prima donna. Plus there is probably no time for a shopping trip now. She should be as comfortable as she wants, and when I think of the time she spends in makeup before and after a performance, her old casual clothes are probably the next best thing to Pebbles.

@patriciasart. I think the scenario you gave is a stretch. I think they're winging it, this is new to them since BGT hasn't had to deal with anything like this before. They ought to hire a mature woman as the publicist's aide who can address the issues you described. I think the complexity of what they are dealing with is beyond this man's competence. I think it's a publicist's dream to have all this press but I don't think they did it deliberately. He's just reveling in it for the tour's benefit and doesn't think or care what effect it has on Susan or her fans. It's good in the short term, bad PR for BGT in the long run.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
bobber2, the examples you give are major established stars with a longtrack record. Susan is just starting. Also you can't sue the tabloids in the UK like you can in the US, the laws don't allow it.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
Correction: it has been done, but the laws regarding lawsuits are stricter in the UK. They don't frivolous lawsuits over there so they make it a lot more difficult to sue.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
Should have said, "they don't LIKE frivolous lawsuits over there."
Posted by YourAwesome on June 19, 2009
Speculation speculation speculation....Let the Lassie Sing....and Let her Talk!! Hopefully soon we will get Susan's side of the story. BUT until then I am just going to sit back and listen to her beautiful singing!!

THANKS FOR MAX email address Terijay!!
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
Bethin....I didn't know that you can't sue tabloids....are you telling me they can say absolutely anything about a person ?? Seems like a strange country then to me.....but I still maintain there are alot of people in Britian willing to give Susan Boyle the benefit of the doubt and not believe the nonsense....im sure she needs to be encouraged this way....
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@BethInTheUSA ,I agree,thats why I wonder what Simon is doing? For example a lot of people just pick up bits and pieces and don't do the research we fans on this site do. I find I have to defend Susan to my friends and family. They only pick up a bit of news from TV,they haven't watched the interviews on this site. So the other day a friend told me she thought Susan was a mongoloid or an idiot-savant, so I defended Susan and sent my friend links to this site and also pictures of Susan . The main stream TV just seems to parrot the tabloids,mostly the Sun Newspaper. Its like a smear campaign against Susan. But no one is publicly defending her. Piers a little bit but more could be done. It really makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes. When I first joined this site all the info was positive. Susan was discovered,all the interviews.At the semi finals she looked great and she was happy.Then at the finals ,all hell breaks loose and there is a flood of bad press,she looks tired in the finals and she says "To hell with everything! " right on the air and looks upset. The she comes in second place,then more bad press. Now no more interviews and we see only pictures of her with body guards and looking out of a window like she is on lookdown or something. Its all so very odd. Only time will tell and maybe someday she will write a tell all book.Who knows ,but one thing for sure,Paul Potts didn't have to deal with all this drama.Its just not fair. Poor Susan.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 19, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Ya know when a cowhand steps down from the saddle and
wanders over by the campfire to set down and have a cup of
coffee, that don't mean the trail drive is over. It don't
mean the cowhand is weak. It don't mean there's anything
wrong with his horse. It don't mean nuthin' cept maybe
he wanted to rest a spell and have a cup of coffee.

Coffee's always on the fire over by the chuck wagon...
sometimes it takes a whole lotta courage to drink the stuff...but it's always there.

Now you don't see any of these here tabloids in a cow
camp. I don't think any of the fellers would use those papers to even start a campfire for supper...nope, they'd
go hungry before they ate anything off a campfire that
was started with that garbage...just the thought of it would leave a bad taste...

Nope you wont find a tabloid anywheres near a cow camp.

You will find sometimes, one of those big, beautiful
blue, starlit nights. And, occasionally the fellers will
kinda burst out into song. Somethin' about singin' that
kinda lifts the spirits. Course some are better than others at singin'...takes a little doin' to know how to do
it right.

Now, course I don't know, but I suspect that Miss Susan
has enough trainin' and experience to know when she might
need to take a break. She sure knows how to sing good...
taint no gettin' around that.

The way I figure it we all gotta surround ourselves with the things that are good. And throw out the things
that are bad. Taint no other way if you want a better life...a life filled with happiness and joy.

If your dream is to be a cowhand though, you can't do
it by settin' around the campfire all day long. Nope ya
gotta get back in the saddle and head out thar and gett'r
done. I spect it's much the same with someone who's dream
is to be a singer...you can't do it settin' home watchin'
the telly.

Something I've noticed about Susan...she has courage...
she has determination...she has the drive to make her dreams come true. After a brief rest, she'll be back up
thar on stage singin' her heart out.

To Susan this ain't no Soap Opera...her heart is focused on her dream...and she's movin' in a straight line
to get there. Taint no need for us to worry none when she
occasionally steps down and has a cup of tea (that's stuff's far better than cow camp coffee I'll tell ya).

It's not likely that Susan is gonna give up on this tour...truth is she loves singin' in front of large crowds...truth is she loves those standing ovations...
she loves entertainin' folks. She loves bein' in the
arena. Twern't nothin' good on the telly anyways.

Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
You can sue the tabloids. Elton John sued the Sun Newspaper and won!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
patriciasart: yes, I corrected that it can be done, but lawsuits aren't nearly as common there as they are here.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Just sent my e-mail to good ole Max too! Berated them right good for not sending out a press release yesterday to say that Susan was tired and needed a wee rest. Told him that even at the last minute it could have been done and wasn't. Praised Susan a lot, then ended it by saying, "Please, do some damage control for this time, and prevent this ever happening again. This enchanting lady is loved throughout the world."

If they get enough complaints, maybe they'll think twice before letting this happen again. It's a shame we have to do their job for them!!
Posted by wenvas on June 19, 2009
Before I take this tired body off to bed, and at the risk of being accused of sticking my nose in her business, I would like to draw attention to the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in Susan's life in such a short space of time...enough to throw anyone off balance!

Susan has lived in the same house (in the same small village) for 48 years...her entire life! Then 2 years ago, the closest person to her (her much-loved mother) passed away...something she herself said she's still coming to terms with. Then comes BGT which she (obviously) copes with quite well until the finals when she has to leave her home and the only environment she's ever known to move into a hotel...a completely alien environment for her.

There's nothing familiar around her to take comfort in...no touch stone! Amidst all this there's the finals themselves and the cruel, unrelentless press in her face every waking moment.

It's understandable that, under these conditions, she would give vent to her feelings of isolation (from everything familiar), loneliness, frustration and then disappointment at not winning the contest. She felt strongly that she'd let her fans down.

Then she finds herself rushed off to a private clinic for treatment. My God the nightmare!

She gets out of the clinic and is placed in a flat in London, and soon after she's on tour...a different city everyday.

I have to tell you this would drive me insane!

This is a girl who went to mass every day of her life, who selflessly visited the needy in her community on a regular basis, who was extremely attached to her pet "Pebbles" who had been with her for 10 years.

I wouldn't want to be in her shoes for all the tea in China.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
One dear poster on here suggested no one should encourage Susans management team what they should do or not do. I respectfully disagree. As long as people here are positive they can have good ideas....here's one thing I would tell Susan or any celebrity ....the temptation can be to think the media is against one...nope....I would suggest the media is much like chelostrol....you have GOOD CHELOSTROL or BAD CHELOSTROL....there are many good journalist and do find many good things to write about Susan Boyle and we really need to focus on their reports.
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Good work, Lonnirose. I have a number of email addresses available to me, so will start writing from all of them!!

Let's keep the heat on...
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 19, 2009
News should be coming out shortly on Susan performing tonight. Her scheduled singing time is in less than 3 hours if she's going to sing.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_newspaper
says :

The Sun has earned a reputation for running stories based on few facts.
But every other newspaper repeats their lies including american TV like Geraldo.

from Elton John's website
http://www.tunegenie.com/bio/MN0000796734/elton-john/

The Sun newspaper made serious allegations against the singer, which prompted a libel suit. In December 1988, John accepted a settlement (reputedly £1 million, although never confirmed) from The Sun, thus forestalling one of the bitterest legal dispute in pop history.

Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 19, 2009
If any of Susan's people or ITV are looking, I would very much like to see a photo essay about Susan's new flat. Please?
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
is there a news publication in Cardiff? maybe if she's not performing, it will be a "breaking news" item?
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
My letter I just posted to Max Clifford expressing my concerns.........

18 June 2009
Max Clifford
Max Clifford Agency
London, England

As an avid fan of Susan Boyle, I am very concerned about the amount of negative press that has occurred and continues to appear about her, especially in the British Tabloids. As the agency handling her publicity, the job you have been doing is woefully inadequate. If your staff were doing an adequate job, then someone should be able to mute and/or discount some of the stupid reports that are out this morning about Susan “pulling out of the tour because of missing her cat”. This staffer should also be able to give the public a "head's up" about Susan not performing at a particular venue on the 2009 BGT Tour before the fans line up with tickets in hand. And, if your staffer is worth their salary, then they would begin to set the tone in the press and make sure the reports are factual. And they would begin to eliminate the words "h-angel", “virgin” (a word that has NOTHING WHAT SO EVER to do with singing ability and, as used by the tabloids, is an affront to all, whether male or female), brain damaged, oxygen-deprived, and other negative words that the scum-bag press delight in using in any press release featuring Susan Boyle.

With the universal fame that surrounds Susan certainly any information and/or picture opportunities are the currency to use in dealing with the press. Those in the media that cannot be positive don’t receive current information and/or picture opportunities. “Susan Boyle” sells and I would hope that not only do you use it to generate income and exposure for Britian’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell, but also to enhance the career of the person that we have come to love and respect as Susan Boyle.

Most Sincerely, Lucy B, Susan Boyle Fan Site
(name & address supplied if requested)
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Susan Boyle skips Cardiff show
Susan Boyle will skip another Britain's Got Talent live show on Friday, organisers confirmed.

This from google one minute ago
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
I was searching for an interview with Fred O'Neil I saw the other day...(no luck yet)...but I came across this article in the Scotsman.com.. It's old (June 1) but skim past to the comments which are hilarious if you enjoy local dialect and humour. Just a change of pace, stuff for Good Ol' Dan's campfire:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/entertainment/Loser-Susan-Boyle39s-laughing-.5319835.jp
Posted by twells on June 19, 2009
This is to any of our British friends: I read on some site that the BGT organizers would be crazy to let Susan perform at Wembly in Middlesex. The implication was that that the audience would not be full of Susan fans Does anybody know anything about that?
Posted by wenvas on June 19, 2009
PS to my last post:

Considering the sheer magnitude of change in Susan's life in such a short space of time, she's coping extremely well, in my opinion...

Is Susan courageous? My God she is!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan ,thank you for the encouraging words.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Boy, the tabloids are gonna have a field day!

Did you all see the picture on the home page of Susan with two men? Well, the one on Susan's right is none other than good ole Max Clifford! Check it out. The other guy is her security man.
Posted by Donna T on June 19, 2009
Many of us are responding to the negative comments about Susan by posting positive ones. Since we have 23,000 members, I think all of us should do the same. This would be better than any "press control" because it would be coming from the hearts of her fans themselves and it would be far more numerous than a press release. If each of us would comment on just one negative remark, that would be 23,000 positive remarks. How about it? Of course we must not make nasty remarks - just tell the truth about how we feel about Susan.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@ Lucy B. I liked your letter to Clifford. I think the strongest stick they have is that they can control who gets what information, scoops or photos ops. And they should be prepared to respond to false stories with news and photos that will embarrass the tabloid's if they don't cooperate - if such as thing as embarrassment is even possible. Maybe more like destroy whatever credibility they have. I think they do affect people's pool of information as "factoids" that hang out in the subconscious. People repeat them not remembering where they read it.
Posted by mary1001 on June 19, 2009
the scotsman newspaper is reporting susan had another breakdown and had to be carried off the balcony at the motel where she was staying hollering over and over for her cat is the reason she is not preforming again i think she came out of the hospital to early she needs more rest
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
Well,we are all on Susan's side here as Wild Ol' Dan puts it "we are in her camp" but we are getting no news from her people only the tabloids so its understandable that we would wonder what is really going on. We are left to our imaginations. Its like sitting by the window on a dark rainy night waiting for a loved one to come home,not knowing where they are and when they will be back. So I guess we need to take a deep breath and step back and try as hard as we can not to read anymore tabloid reports.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
Hello everyone, It is 12:10 pm CST and 6:10 pm in the U.K.! I relate my time to the U.K. quite often these days - lol!

On the point of people's computer crashing. Did this just start happening to people? Then what is different to when before it happened and after. There are several things you can try. I only have experience with XP and Vista. My home computer has XP and laptop has Vista and both are pretty fast so I've had no problems with them yet.

One thing to consider about crashing is a virus. That is a ugly and feared word but better to check it out. When looking for Susan's latest performance there was a video on youtube that referenced Newcastle but was actually Birmingham. I noticed a comment in youtube that this video put a virus on people's computer. I run daily scans on mine and know I have none. Also not all anti-virus programs catch all virus. There are several free anti virus programs out there.

Before thinking about the virus please empty your temporary internet files folder first, which may or may not solve your problems.

I am no longer in the technology field but worked for Compaq for a period of time so I try to stay up to date on consumer IT issues. There is an excellent site it is called www.kimkomando.com. This woman has a national radio program and her site is excellent for ALL things digital.

For free security downloads for your computer go to www.kimkomando.com click on the red tab across the top that says "downloads" then in the middle of the page under downloads library click on "security". There are several free downloads for anti-virus programs and other neat stuff.

The other option you have which I sometimes forget about is the windows restore option. This option allows you to restore your computer back to certain condition a few days, weeks or month ago. The only downside to this is if you have recent files you want to keep, you need to save them on a flash drive or cd.
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
@Navyvet AP is not a respectable wire source. They continuously repeat false or inaccurate information even when other news sources have the corrected their stories. Mainstream is different than respectable. If I read something on AP I hold off on believing it until it's confirmed elsewhere.
Posted by Donna T on June 19, 2009
The story about the cat was nonsense!
http://mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@mary1001,that is a lie. Why do you repeat it. Do you have a link to the article?
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 19, 2009
Sometimes, I have a pretty busy schedule here in Copenhagen, although it is very, very small potatoes compared to what is happening in Susan’s magnificent greenhouse right now, and I would go crazy if I could not pull the plug for a couple of days and enjoy being off line for a while. So every day I hear that Susan does absolutely nothing but recuperate, I am happy for her. A few days of quietude is the most precious gift for Susan right now, wetting her appetite for doing yet another mind-blowing show. On a lighter note if you will allow (this site need light notes, I think): She could handcuff lightning and run through a thunderstorm without getting wet. She is so bad, she makes medicine sick.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
I though I better break up my post by subject matter.

Before bed last night I shot off a comment to the Liverpool Echo because they had a brief article about Susan missing the performance at the last minute. I pointed out that several other performers missed Liverpool and others have missed prior performances as well. But that they only mentioned Susan. I pointedly asked why. The article had just been posted and my comment went on immediately so hopefully anyone that reads it will make them think and doubt the stupid article.

I just hope Susan is not reading the trashbloids. Remember Tessiel's experience when she went to Susan's concert in Scotland? The reporter imbellished her comments and put in stuff she never even said. This is happeneding to Suann a hundredfold.

We just have to keep lifting her up and support her here and by buying her music when it is available.]

TGIF, take care, wishing everyone Susanlove.
Posted by tweek on June 19, 2009
There is now a poll attached to a news article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/2009/06/19/2009-06-19_report_susan_boyle_booted_from_britains_got_talent_tour_concerts_after_hysterica.html

go vote it may help Susan
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Dan, right as usual - Susan does love singing for the crowd and we love hearing her. She needs rest from time to time and I'm glad when she takes a break. Just wish the darn press would leave her alone and stop printing such outlandish rubbish.

Maigret is right, people may not believe the garbage at the time they read it, but it may stay in their heads without their realizing where they heard it. And let's face it - some poor folks read those tabloids like they're solid gold. There they are, right at the checkout lines of every supermarket for all the world to see.
Posted by Navyvet on June 19, 2009
GOD..read your posts..."I sent a message to Max" - who's Max and as a fan who are any of you or anyone of us to be sticking noses into anything? Like by Barbra Striesand she can pick her singing engagements - when she feels comfortable to do so - not forced onto a stage with a script and when she finished singing to be dismissed by the announcer/on cue showing up on stage. Each night, during this tour she is told how is act, emote and just to sing the same songs...that's not a nice realistic picture is it? She's a great person...stay out of her business...be fans not dictators; she's had enough of that all her life! If the tabloids aren't trying to chase her around and make her feel boxed in- you guys are sure doing a good job of trying to run her life!!!
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
CALLING SIMON...CALLING SIMON...Max Clifford might be good for your firm but he is not doing a very good job of handling the complexity of Susan Boyle's fame. Standing around reveling in media hype for the benefit of ticket sales is not in Susan's best interests - or yours in the long run. Your people blew it before the the Finals, and are doing it now during this long ill conceived tour. I would like to think you are more skilled as an executive than to accept such substandard work. Surely you have time to address this before you destroy your own credibility.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
I don't believe it but if she is distressed then just let her go home and forget that tour and then she can just make her CD.
Posted by pickled tink on June 19, 2009
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can as many people as possible go The Mail and The Sun and all the other rubbish papers and post some really positive responses to the crap stuff they are writing about Susan, and the crap comments which the naysayers are posting as well. She needs us guys. The Susanista army needs to mobilise NOW!!!!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194165/Tired-Susan-Boyle-axed-Britains-Got-Talent-Liverpool-cat-rant.html

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/britain_got_talent/2490036/Susan-Boyle-pulls-out-of-BGT-gig.html

Post as many comments as possible and show them she is loved.
Posted by Donna T on June 19, 2009
Yes! Like I said a few posts up. We are 23,000 strong. We can make a difference if we post back.
Posted by pardonmeboy on June 19, 2009
I saw that Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden were at Asot this week. A lovely thought crossed my mind, that Simon and Piers took Susan to Ascot and she was dressed fabulously with an enormous hat on a tilt. Wouldn't it be loverly - a real Fair Lady! Perhaps next year - how about it Simon and Piers?
CAUTION - there is a chance that all the bickering which is taking place on this site could hit the headlines one day and would not do Susan an ounce of good. May I respectfully request that we revert to only polite and civilised discussion? Thank you so much.
Posted by nibbana on June 19, 2009
Good Job @tweek...with the posting of the article and poll which is just to the right. We can all help support Susan by voting on Polls like these. Caste Your Vote Now!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 19, 2009
@ pickled tink, I did better I found the contact info for those papers and sent them emails expressing my disgust at thier treatment of Susan Boyle. It probably won't do any good but at least it made me feel better. I even wrote Fox news telling them about our fansite and I wrote fox and friends and asked them to air one of TommyUSA's tributes and sent links to this site. Oh well ,I tried. I also emailed the Queen and requested she invite Susan to sing for her.
Posted by terijay on June 19, 2009
These tabs go MSM like a wildfire, which is why we are upset with the publicist. The crazy cat story is up on the LA TIMES website a few minutes ago, as if it is FACT.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 19, 2009
Susan Boyle is rested and set to take the stage in 2 hours and 15 minutes. She will be performing tonight and both shows tomorrow.
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 19, 2009
I have voted in her favour. But what with the two offensive comments on there? See there are still idiots who believe in everything the media says! I really have never come across such a media circus against someone before. I just don't get what their problem is. Poor Susan.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 19, 2009
I voted in favour of Susan on the poll one person revealed here....by the way folks here's a good line that Mark Twain stated about false rumours concerning him..."The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" Keep a mindset here people and always protray the belief that people won't take the crazy things said about her seriously....isn't this what you'd want Susan to feel about it ? Im sure it is so start talking positive and not continually fearing the negative...one mental mindset can overcome the other .
Posted by calford on June 19, 2009
12:46 p.m. CST - @Tweek: I just read the article you posted and it makes me want to throw up. How dare they? It is getting really tough to live in this world - why don't they tear down the singers who have nothing going except to show their bodies, scream obscenities and belittle mankind? Is the consensus - good is evil and evil is good? 23,000 of us must keep our positive comments - good - and once again - make "good" is "good."
Posted by calford on June 19, 2009
Susan is our girl - we fell in love with her voice, smile, personality and her lifetime story. We keep getting off track - Ole Dan reins us back in from time-to-time. We can do better than the crapbloids - we must do better.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 19, 2009
patriciasart, oh yes, the whole thing has been bizarre from the getgo. And I see and have seen little evidence that anyone is looking after Susan nor her interests in this whole big mess. My worst case scenario is that BGT, Simon and Piers, will always put their own interests first and that they see their best interests as keeping the public in the dark about appearances to boost ticket sales rather than having a planned announced schedule for breaks since Susan is their big draw for the tour. And if that means Susan always gets the blame and gives the media the opportunities to lie and castigate her, oh well. And if it should end up hurting her career prospects, oh well again, they may lose a little future income but they have many irons in the fire and she is only one. Where is the beloved doctor who is paid by BGT. Shouldn't she be insisting on regularly scheduled rest breaks that Susan can count on and look forward to. And yes, indeed, where are the PR people and what are their conflicts of interest. Yes, she has the option of saying she needs rest, but what pressures, subtle or otherwise, are put on her to help BGT since she "owes" them, to feel she will let down her fans if she doesn't push herself too hard to make the tour stops. Where in all this mob of people is someone standing for Susan? Susan is a strong courageous person, but she needs someone on her side.

Danny
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Frankly, I think the "crazy cat story" could be true. She and Pebbles have lived together all of Pebbles life. Susan hasn't been separated from her kitty for any length of time (presumably); and she surely might be very worried about Pebbles' welfare. And she might well just be very lonely and homesick.

Poor thing. Wish we could be in her head to know what she's feeling.
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
With the MILLIONS of people following Susan's totally amazing story it seems bad reporting could make very few shut her out as a great professional singer as she moves ahead in her career. Seeing and hearing her sing(always a completely positive experience)are all the "defense" she need. She will be just like all the other great celebrities who are bashed but go on with their art. This site is full of wonderful caring hearts who want the best for her. I trust she (and Pebbles) will be just fine.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
So, is Susan performing tonight or not? One post says no, the other says yes. Whassup? I don't suppose her publicist has said anything? (Course not!)
Posted by mdillow31 on June 19, 2009
Thanks for the positive posts. This fan club should never feed on the tabloid press or try and run Susan's life. Susan is a strong woman and is capable of doing that herself. She has proven that with the getting through the hard spots in life and taking care of her Mum.

As far as sueing the tabloids it is well known that entertainers have sued some such as The Sun and National Enquirer to name a few and won their cases.

It's time for Susan's loving fans on this website to become more positive as lately we have become just as bad as the tabloids. May we get back to loving Susan and supporting her as when this fan club was first started.

Best to you all and Susan who we dearly love. :)
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 19, 2009
I'd be screaming for my pet josey too. Everyone is always screaming at Susan, she has the right to scream if she wants to. And yes, she's performing tonight. I think one of the dance troups are off tonight, forget which one.
Posted by Texaslady on June 19, 2009
I have seen some ridiculous news articles about Susan. I just post in the comments section that they are not reporting that other singers are missing performances as well. I also make sure to tell them that singling Susan out is despicable. I will not specifically mention these despicable newspapers or articles here. I have not the heart or mind to put them on Susan's fansite, just my own personal boycott of the scumbloids.

I love you Susan!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 19, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical - she is not performing in Cardiff tonight:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8109445.stm
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 19, 2009
Come on Pickled Tink, these are fun articles. One of the hacks calls Susan’s performance ‘a gig’. This places him for me. A whimp and a prat. Who cares? Why do you not just look forward to the Las Vegas shows? They will blow you away, no doubt. They will blow the hacks away. No worry.
Posted by ponylady on June 19, 2009
Just got to thinking, what could the PR folks and BGT gang do differently to help Susan combat negative things in the life of a celebrity? I've heard they deny the garbage and promote her as being fine. Am I missing something they could do without being God to combat those who want publicity and are willing to post any lies to get it? Here we have "The Enquirer" I think it is called. Everyone pooh poohs anything it says as fantasy and comedy. Not my kind, for sure. If the main papers are going to pick up the bloids garbage, what can the PR gang do? Hope there is something, but I still think Susan will do all the damage control herself with her voice.
Posted by AFanInSouthAfrica on June 19, 2009
Wonderful news to hear that Susan will be performing - may she kill off all her critics with her remarkable talent!
Posted by Fran M. on June 19, 2009
AmazinglyCritical, where did you hear/read that she is performing tonight and both shows tomorrow??
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
Whoever is representing Susan - it can't be Dr. Lotzof if she's being paid by Simon - should tell him this incompetent PR is a deal breaker, and get her out of there if she wants. Her own publicist can suggest that once she is rested and doing a tour on her own terms, she will give concerts in the cities she missed.

I understand she is under contract with BGT but where are her people on this? Surely they can exert some pressure about negative PR. The only good news so far is that we haven't heard from Gerry.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 19, 2009
So where is Susan's media support team when she needs it to counteract the trash tabloid journalism? What a let down of support for Susan by her 'so called' management team. I would fire the 'management team' asap Susan. They are obviously not looking after you.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 19, 2009
Just googled the question and they said no. But then they often get it wrong. Max Clifford needs to send out a press release one way or the other.
Posted by fumingjane on June 19, 2009
Lonnirose: I just emailed Max again asking, as Susan's PUBLICIST, is it asking too much to put out a press release or something as to her performance tonight.

Jeez.......
Posted by calford on June 19, 2009
I wish this BGT tour was over and done with! What a mess - this venue is so below Susan - and having to put up with all the craploids is disgusting - we need to ignore it. It is hard to do, but we have to try and keep posting the positives on this site. Write if you must to the craploids, but it only encourages them to print more. We love Susan and will protect her as best we can.
Posted by tweek on June 19, 2009
Danny G, thank you for sharing...I had not thought just the way you. You gave a great perspective of the situation.

Everyone thanks for voting for Susan on the poll...
Posted by Dottie51 on June 19, 2009
I just checked into this stream for the first time (what, an hour ago?) 905 comments! I would have to go full time to keep up! Alas, I must needs get some other things done today as well... Just wanted to leave my greetings here to all other SusaFans...
Posted by GLisaKK on June 19, 2009
Just popped in for a little bit. I was here earlier trying to catch up on how everybody was doing, but didn't have time to reply.

Wild ol' Dan, checked out your profile. When the kids were little we watched lots of those videos. They wanted to watch them over and over. Enjoy your comments very much.

I enjoyed, once again, the clip of Susan in Newcastle. I think it's nice that she can take a break when she needs. I wouldn't mind a new interview of her, but it's selfish of me. I just think she's so sweet and I enjoy watching her so much.

It seems like it's been a tough day for everyone here, but, I think a little rest will help us out too. Not from Susan, I mean, but a good nights sleep. Our schedules have been as intense as hers I think.

I love ya all, and am glad to be here.
Posted by LucyB on June 19, 2009
NEW BLOG NEW BLOG!!!!!
Posted by maigret on June 19, 2009
I'm taking a break - lots of business has been on hold while I joined the vigil for Susan' videos. See you later or find me by Dan's campfire. Am a bit saddlesore glued to this laptop.
Posted by delly on June 19, 2009
@DR Well said. You aced it. There has been to much bickering on this site. We are here to support Susan and that is what we should be doing. Paul must have infinite patience since he hasn't closed this site down with all this squabbling going on. Bless his heart. He's spending his money along with donations to keep this going. It's not free. I'm not calling any names but some are acting like chilren and actually are bullying others here with your actions and words. I have been blogging in many groups over the years and I can tell you that posting in BIG BOLD BRIGHT LETTERS IS CONSIDERED TO BE SCREAMING AT PEOPLE. (example only) Do you actually mean to be screaming at everyone on this site? Even what I just did in caps is considered screaming. It's a rude and very unfriendly thing to do, especially in hugh letters. I don't want anyone screaming at me. I've had enough of that in my life. I don't mind the little smileywave gif but it takes up space that Paul has to pay for. There were some remarks made yesterday about Tommy and DocRobbie always being first to get the videos posted. Well, considering that they couldn't know you were trying to post anymore than you could know they were trying to post, why would anyone be angry about who posted the video first. It sounded like petty jealousy to me. All I can say is; Get over it. Tommy has done so much for all of us, I don't know how anyone could be angry with him. I don't like posting negatives and don't like reading negatives. If you don't have anything positive to say, then you shouldn't say anything at all. We are here to support Susan and build each other up. I'm sure none of us want to see this site closed, but I wouldn't blame Paul if he did. Guys and Gals, we have to support him and Susan. That's our purpose here. Please put the pettiness away and act like the grownups we are. I love all of you and don't want anyone to leave. delly
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
Hi guys
I don't post here very often (I prefer reading your comments), but today I think I have to say HOW MAD I am, after reading some "news"....I just keeping ask myself...What is wrong with Britain's press? Britain should be soooo proud for having, after many decades since Beatles, someone so good as Susan Boyle. And ...what they do? They treat her as if she was the worst thing that happened in the Country? Why is that?
You know what? One thing is BAD PRESS, other thing is TRASH press...and people who believes in those press. Sorry for the Scottish people and for all the others in Britain who support her. Why can't anybody do something about that? Or maybe she'll have to choose another country to be able to live her life, in peace, after this tour?
Come to Canada Susan, or USA...we love you...
(My apologies for any mistakes on my grammar & speling)
Posted by Grace_P on June 19, 2009
ooops...spelling
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 19, 2009
Thank You Danny G...well said indeed...
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@Wise'Ol Dan Hi, I popped in to check up on the latest....Very wise words Wise 'Ol Dan...love your comments re: the cow camp etc. Has me curious about who each of us really IS. D'you know what I mean? I think we have all made up little pictures and scenarious in our heads about the 'regulars'. Not having a picture of you, my imaginiation is running amock. But one thing I HAVE noticed, your words are always kind and uplifting. You don't appear to have a mean bone in your body....I'll keep the picture I have dreamed up of you....safely in my imagination until I find out otherwise.... :) Thanks 'friend', thanks so much.
Posted by ammo on June 19, 2009
@bibi, sorry I didn't comment on your comment way up there...I have been trying to keep up with conversations by just popping in. I most certainly WILL get my husband to take a picture of me with the little Susan doll when she arrives. I don't know which country she is travelling from, but its from Britain....mail is slow...I am so thankful for e.mail now...so I don't have to MAIL letter to my friends and family over ther. Hopefully, 'little' Susan will arrive soon.....I'll have to wait until Monday now tho...no mail over the weekends for us. :)
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
pinkled tink and Grace Portier--
what really made me made was the headline on the article about Susan in the NY Daily News. I wrote a letter to the editor. I think they are STUPID to put out such trash when Susan is so popular all over the world. and it's widely reported that we in the US want her here.
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
pinkled tink and Grace Portier--
what really made me made was the headline on the article about Susan in the NY Daily News. I wrote a letter to the editor. I think they are STUPID to put out such trash when Susan is so popular all over the world. and it's widely reported that we in the US want her here.
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
pinkled tink and Grace Portier--
what really made me made was the headline on the article about Susan in the NY Daily News. I wrote a letter to the editor. I think they are STUPID to put out such trash when Susan is so popular all over the world. and it's widely reported that we in the US want her here.
Posted by ksdust on June 19, 2009
my message was sent too soon--we in the US want her to come here. and then a US paper puts out something very hurtful. any nice kind person like we think Susan is does not deserve to be treated this way. she hasn't done anything to hurt anyone.
Posted by santos on June 19, 2009
Susan,
I would like to see you make a CD with this songs on it:
1- Ave Maria
2- Cry Me A River
3- I Dreamed a Dream
4- Wind Beneath My Wings
5- Amazing Grace
6- You'll Never Walk Alone
7- God Bless America
8- Don't Cry For Me Argentina
9- The Impossible Dream
10- Are You Lonesome Tonight
Susan you have a beautiful voice and I know that any song you sing will be great. God Bless You. Santo
Posted by Boylemania on June 20, 2009
Bad press about Susan I believe were her former bullies in school who're still living in this world. Secondly, Piers Morgan girlfriend and her friends might have a hand in it cooperating with the tabloids to personally attack her. Cos' she had a crush with Piers. Thirdly, her country women lady singer, Lily Allen was jealous of her singing being more famous than her. Susan overnight was famous and had attracted millions of fans worldwide whereas she's not. She also could have a jointhand with the bad press condemning Susan all because of jealousy and Susan for sure is her singing rival. But Susan doesnt think so. All she wants is just to be a professional singer to fulfil her beloved late mother's wish. Fourthly, critics were those who were puppets believing what the trash press reported. And they were misled by the satans. Am really fed up with the media especially the British tabloids. They were the ones who killed their fellow citizen, Lady Di. Now Susan is their next victim. It's a shame the British press doesnt support their own people. And let the world know of their bad intentions. The Scottish people should come out in full force to support their own scots and condemned the British press. Just small wonder whether the Scottish press themselves were condemning their own heroine or supporting her. If so, then the other British press have no respect for their home ground press. Because they themselves showed a bad example. The Scottish press should lead by example and defend their own people like Susan and condemn the British tabloids and other media. Why do they allow British press and other media to attack their own people. Dont they feel ashame that Susan was bullied by an outsider? Come on ye beautiful scots, this is a wake up call. Dont let others bully your fellow country women. Stand up, be brave, firm, united and support Susan. Save your country's image. Counter attack any media that bad mouth Susan. Any attack on Susan is indirectly an attack to the people of Scotland. Susan doesnt deserve any ill treatment by singing which she so loved. She has no intention of hurting anyone by singing. This is a wake up call to all Scottish press. Standby your own people. I repeat counter attack any media who attack your own scots. Stand United and stand by Susan. God bless Scotland. God bless Susan. I really felt deeply sorry for poor Susan. At first she cannot handle the bad press cos' she was ignorant coming from the small town, West Lothian, a village thinking they were good reporters but they had motives known to themselves only. Now she's not stress anymore after the BGT live tour. She had come out of the coconut shell and is more wise and pro active after being discharge from the Priory clinic where there were experts and advise taking care of her health. I beleive telling her the do's and the dont's. Afterall Susan is a great lady. She is always in our prayers. God loves Susan. God loves us all. Susan, be mentally strong. Dont let critics rule you. You are in control of your own life. You have a talent nobody can steal. Show your talent to your critics. Dont stress yourself when you see/hear people badmouthing you. Laugh it off and think of your career. They purposely provoke you so that you get angry and stop singing and they are happy to hear that. If you continue singing getting more fans supporting you, they get more angry and so thus backfired them they got stress themselves and end up insane. At the end of the day you are the winner. Who cares about them. The mental doctor will take care of them.lol Have a beautiful singing career ahead of you, Susan. Do whatever you do, do well. You have my/fans blessings.
Posted by Boylemania on June 20, 2009
So sad! So sad! Fans here have been quarelling among themselves? Have disagreement? Well whoever first posted videos or first in anything posted articles etc. here, what is there to be jealous of. They all had done a great job. Without them, this fan site will be boring with no updates and latest news/videos. Tommy and others had done a great job. I dont think they themselves know that they were the first to post videos/news. Had I not said earlier on, we fans were very united and supportive of Susan. Now that if the fans themselves are critics among themselves, then they are no better. They are even worse than the tabloids. "United we stand divided we fall". Hence if fans in this fan site are divided and criticise each other, then am sure they will do the same thing to Susan later on and turn the table the other way round and criticise Susan. Hold on please. I believe the critics of fans among themselves here are not genuine fans. They are actually not fans but just to register themselves as fans but take the opportunity just because they can sign in, so they posted anti remarks against any of the fans here and thus creating fans hate each other. And they must have look forward for this site to be closed. Because actually they were anti Susan. I beg you genuine fans please be happy and dont hate each other or criticise each other or jealous or quarrel among yourselves. The satans are at work. We must stay as one big family here, supportive of each other besides the main role of supporting Susan. If you are not supportive of each other,how can you be supportive of Susan. If Susan read this and knows about them, it will stress her even more. Our role is to give moral support to Susan. Paul had done a great job to get this website for all of us. Paul please dont close this website. I really like and love this fan site. God bless you all. Please stay here and dont divide and split and form your own website.Be grateful to Paul.
Posted by Sherry from Florida on June 20, 2009
@DJG-Scotland: Thanks so much for your iso files and the detailed instructions. Even I managed to make a dvd so that's how clear your instructions were! Very grateful to you.
Posted by hoping1 on June 22, 2009
I was at Newcastle and Susan was absolutely awesome, it was a privelige to listen to her.