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Posted by SBFII Admin on June 20, 2009

Susan is expected to be perfoming again on the BGT Tour tomorrow after taking some much needed rest from the busy schedule.


Sunday sees the Tour move to Wembley Arena where there are two shows (1.30pm and 6.30pm GMT). We will add videos and pictures from both performances as soon as we get them; hopefully some of the video makers will have seen Teesiel's uploads and provide members with a special treat. 


 


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FORUM UPDATE: We have noticed that their is a BIG need to clear up the blog comments and the upcoming forum should solve this problem. We should be able to launch the forum in the next couple of days where there will be lots of categories to voice your LOVE for Susan. Let's keep this blog post possitive, we understand that this is the only place to comment at the moment and everyone wants to share their views.


 


 

1302 comments
Posted by LucyB on June 20, 2009
HOOORAY FOR PAUL!!! the greatest cat-herder around!!! THAXN for ALLLLLL your efforts to allow the whole world to enjoy all thing Susan Boyle!!!
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
Paul thanks for the new thread, and yes let's eep it positive!!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
THANK YOU PAUL....APPRECIATE YOUR HARD WORK AND ALL YOU DO FOR US!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
We love you so much, dear Susan....You have done something to my heart that I hope is always there.....
You will never know what you mean to all of us...Get all
the rest you need, sweet angel....we will be here waiting...God love you! TommyUSA
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
OH GOD! Now I don't have to "croke" to get something in the next 500 posts; Salaam Oh Merciful Sheik Paul!
Posted by Texaslady on June 20, 2009
Thank you Paul. @tommyusa and @lonnierose, I saw your comments on abc news story of our dear Susan. I put my 2 cents worth in too.

I look forward to reading positivie blogging tonight.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Thanks, Paul. You do the best job herding cats!

RE: the cat rant -- Here's my analysis: If there isn't a picture of it, it didn't happen. The story goes that Susan was on an interior balcony, screaming at the top of her lungs for Pebbles. So, you mean to tell me that there wasn't a single person in the hotel with a cell phone camera or video recorder? In these times, that just isn't plausible. And, given how much a photo or video of Susan ranting would be worth, I just don't believe it wouldn't be out there in one or more of the tabloids. I repeat: If there isn't a picture, it didn't happen.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Thank you for putting your thoughts in there too, Texaslady....blessings
Posted by Katg57 on June 20, 2009
Susan Boyle, take care of yourself. Remember God doesn't make junk. Love you child.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
I read somewhere (can't remember now) that an orderly at the hotel denied the whole incident, he said that nothing happened, so let's close the cat's rant please!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
I really think this tour is both good and bad for Susan. Good in the fact that she is actually having an opportunity to "rehearse" in front of a live audience without being recorded and bad in that it has to be exhausting following the rigors of the competition. She appears to be a real trouper and hanging in there til she completely gives out and thankfully recharges her batteries.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Tommy said it all!! The most important thing is that Susan is fit and rested for these demanding tour performances, should she choose to participate. The fan base is secure---and we will wait for Susan as long as she chooses to spend time away. Our love and support only grow stronger by the day!! LOVE YOU, SUSAN!!!
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
who here thinks that maybe Susan isn't resting but using this time to put her demos together for the CD?

I'm going to light my prayer candle for her. Godspeed for a good rest Susan.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Susan: MUCH love to you from your MOST devoted California Gold Country fan, I anxiously await to hear - and hopefully see depending on how good a dial-up connection Localnet.com can give me - videos of your next performances!
Posted by nibbana on June 20, 2009
@Ruth F Great observation! But of course, on the 8th floor ranting and raving and not 1 Picture or video? You are right...does not make sense. Didn't happen.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
Susan is ok, she is one tough lady, and tomorrow at Wembley she will rock the audience.!!!!!!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Question for Wild Ol' Dan: Would it be historically accurate enough for us to refer to ourselves as "Susan's Posse"?
Posted by YeahSusan on June 20, 2009
Thanks for the new blog! Susan, we all send you our love and best wishes. Hope you have had a good rest. Can't wait for tomorrow's videos!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@I second that Kalua!! :)
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
But only if Susan is rested.....:)
Posted by YeahSusan on June 20, 2009
Sassyone, I hope Susan has been resting; she needs to keep her strength up. Lots of time for CDs when the tour is over.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@sassyone; re. CD demos; If she has they're in the back of her mind right now - just my opinion :>)
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
@Kalua, am so with you on that thought. Our love grows dear Susan. Do what you love.
Posted by tooncesmom on June 20, 2009
One final "cat rant" comment. This seems suspiciously like the tabloid was searching for something negative to say and decided to rerun the episode which was "alleged" to have been done earlier. I think there's way too many people with way too much time on their hands and very negative, hurtful thoughts.

It didn't pass the smell test for me and, I suspect, for many of you.

The fact that Susan excels each previous performance speaks well for her stability and desire to make her mum proud. The Canadian interview showed she was a quick thinker and sincerely humble. I think that's the real Susan.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
God Bless you Susan, you have filled our hearts to over flowing with pure joy!!! Love and Hugs!!!
GO ROCK THAT AUDIENCE!!!! BLESSINGS...Debi, USA
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@Tommyusa - I have enter the new parameters in my crystal ball and all signs give thumbs up :PPPP
Posted by tooncesmom on June 20, 2009
One more thing. Every time I hear Susan sing I choke up. No one, no one has ever had that effect on me. Susan has the voice and smile of an angel.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
LOL @Kalua!!! Hope you are right...:)
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
- meant entered* LOL
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@tooncesmom; re. smell test; Bad enough where I live 400 feet from a creek & lake smelling skunks all night than reading "Trashoid" accounts about Susan I've been posting daily on a "Travel Pod" website off the "Mother Ship" Susan-Boyle.com.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
I'm an optimist by nature!!!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Just seeing or hearing her name makes me smile!!!:)
Posted by DocRobbie on June 20, 2009
Thanks so much Paul for the upcoming Forum to house our discussions. Yes, no more 1000 comment blogs to wade through! Let's hope that Susan is getting all the rest she needs with Pebbles, and is ready to Make Them Rock in London's Wembley Arena tomorrow!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@tooncesmom:---I find it fascinating that so many of us have that same experience. Susan's voice,---in fact her whole persona,---touches something deep inside all of us in such a way that we all have the same reaction. It's like a cathartic release of some kind, just waiting to be set free. Susan is the key that sets us all free,
Posted by mckat1149 on June 20, 2009
I think Susan has figured out my friends that she will do this on her time and her way...she wants to thank her countrymen for voting for her by performing in as many shows as she can..but it has to be rough on the vocal cords..so she takes a break... BGT shouldn't have scheduled so many so fast..Susan will be okay she made this commitment and she will see it thru and then she will go on to bigger and better things..it is just that we have Susan withdrawals when she doesn't appear..but as she says that is a good thing ...all good things come to those who wait..! and she also said nae crap this time..! hugs Kat Florida
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
YeahSusan I hope she's resting too, I just have this feeling...
Posted by Allikat on June 20, 2009
Once Susan performs again--and looks like it's to be Sunday the 21st after all, hopefully both shows (and if not both, maybe just the evening one?)--there'll be plenty of 'positive' blogging going on here. No more silly stories about tabloid accounts of 'cat rants' etc.

Anybody else realize what a privilege it is, being able to watch videos people make (I think it's technically not legit to do so...) of Susan's BGT tour performances? I've never witnessed anything like it; I do feel like I'm being offered forbidden, delicious 'treats'.

As to what sassyone commented on earlier: I hope Susan isn't being forced to actually record the demos yet on her 'days off' during this tour. To think about the songs, maybe 'rehearse' them mentally or whatever--but not go into the studio yet to produce them. Well, unless she wants to, and it's actually her own idea...
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
Thank you, Paul. I throw you Big Susan Kisses!

Today, I planted four window boxes on the deck with lovely flowers while I listened to Susan sing. I thought of you all and dedicated all the lovely flowers to Susan so when I am on the deck, she will be thought of at all times with each blossom. Because Susan represents all the beautiful flowers in the world combined. True Beauty.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Every time I see Tommy make a comment about Susan I think what a good husband he would be for her...he absolutely, positively adores her! Just what she needs. Then they could sit in their rocking chairs and watch his tributes!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
Hi all. Upon re-watching the Cloeup edinburgh shows- thanks to LISA- I was stunned again by how VERY beautiful Susan looks and of course, sings perfectly both songs...something is going on with her- of course we have NO clue as to what it is- but, I am also a woman of a certain age, and I have my musings as to what is going on with her...let's just say, I think it is more than exhaustion.. something more personal. I think i know what it is. But. I do not want to speculate here and be slammed
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
thanks so much Paul- from TERI in redondo beach, ca
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
LOL @IvoryMist....:) YES I DO ADORE HER!!
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
Oooh, I forgot to mention, some of the flowers I planted are a new version of Black-Eyed Susans called Blushing Susies. They make me think of her spectacular brown eyes and her adorable, pink cheeks.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
EVERY time I hear Susan sing my eyes well up in tears; am instantly transported back to THE time when great singing icons like Kate Smith boomed across the airwaves and everything seemed "right" to me.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@terijay: You said enough that all of us know what you mean!!-----LOL!!!
Posted by xeno on June 20, 2009
Thank you, Paul, for trying to get the comments here on a positive track. Let's hope that everyone follows the rules and keeps up a good, supportive vibe for Susan.

It's great that Susan has been able to get some much-needed rest before her London performances. She's going to give yet another brilliant performance tomorrow night, as she always does. Even when it seems she can't possibly sing any better, she always manages to top herself. I can't wait to hear Susan's CD; no matter what songs she chooses to sing, we can expect an amazing performance from her.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Someone from the last blog mentioned T-Shirts...I hope Susan makes money off anything/everything made!! She deserves a royality income from all merchantise made..or at least a portion to her favorite charities! I hope her people are watching over her on all accounts!!
Thanks for posting "This little light of Mine" It is so cute and soooooooooo SUSAN!!...She is the light that will keep on shining!! BLESSINGS SUSAN!! :)
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dear ML - What a lovely thought! Thank you for sharing it - Ruth
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@terijay, I won't slam you because I wondered about that, too.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Aside from my children and grandchildren there is noone on earth I love more than our sweet Susan. I want so much for her to be well and happy and enjoy her life to the fullest. I still think she is a miracle.

Darling girl, "Make that audience rock!"
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Ooooo, Ooooo,---I want some "Blushing Susies!!" Bet they're beautiful!!
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
And, in honor of our Wonderful Tommy, I put some Bachelor Buttons in with the Blushing Susies. Just because you never know . . .
Posted by Grace_P on June 20, 2009
tooncesmom...which Canadian interview you mean? Can you give me the link?
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@Terijay - you've got mail!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@ML......:)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I miss

Susan Boyle
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@tooncesmom - do you really have a cat named after "the driving cat"? If so, awesome!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
It's so good to be here to watch this site 'evolve' and 'grow'. It is exciting...but I am so sad that some of Susan's loyal fans have felt that they have to leave for various reasons....so very sad.
Posted by Randma on June 20, 2009
Why, terijay, WHATEVER could you be referring to???? Loss of appetite? Commencement of a rigorous exercise program??? Secretive advice from Carmindy of "What not to Wear"??? I'm not going to speculate either, but I'm just saying.....
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
Tenijay, lets hear what you have to think. Often I'm wrong about a lot of things, and her demo thing was just a thought. :)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@ML: What an absolutely perfect combination! Maybe you've "planted the seeds" of beautiful things to come!! We can keep a positive thought, anyhow!!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
Thanks for the new blog. On to better things. Susan's voice still running in my head. :)
Posted by BoyleFan on June 20, 2009
FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Forums are coming! In addition to a full array of English-language forums, shouldn't there be at least one forum for each of the other languages spoken by a substantial number of Susan's fans? (I've noticed a few posts in French, Spanish, and Dutch.) Wouldn't it help to strengthen Susan's world-wide fan base for this site to be a place where folks who speak languages other than English can best express themselves in their mother tongues? Paul is looking for Forum Moderators. Shouldn't native speakers of languages other than English be appointed to moderate language-specific forums?
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! SUSAN!!!!!

I needed to get one in for the day!!!! :)

For every smile you smile....millions of fans are smiling with you!! :)

Susan when your ready for a date....we know a really good man for you!!! :) No names mentioned...but he is on this blog!! :) CHEERS!!!!!!!!!! :)
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
Well now I will tell you a little story.

On April 14th at around 6pm I got back from work, and as I was passing by the dog’s house (basset-hound called Pepper) I heard my daughter (Gabriela 3 years old, she was inside the dog’s house) singing "and the lions lalalalala", I thought she had learned a new song at school, so I went in and asked my wife if it was so.

She took my hand and practically pulled me to the computer, clicked on UTube and there it was Susan Boyle!!!! I stood there absolutely transfixed by that voice, watching this incredible little lady singing I dreamed a dream.

My daughter came running (with the dog) and said “Daddy, Susan….and the lions lalalala”

Since then, every night just before reading her a story, she comes with me to the computer to watch and listen to Susan…. And the lions lalalalalala.

So I joined this global village and became a susanite!!!!
Posted by Donna T on June 20, 2009
In regards to sassyone, she is thinking what I thought all along. If you look at the tours that she has missed and those she performed at, you will see that the ones she performed at were more advantageous for her: her "return"; her native Scotland; now London, her "big time" city. Meanwhile, Susan must be planning her CD while she is resting her VOICE for the CD. Go Susan!
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 20, 2009
Great News! I thought it was Monday at Wembley. Sunday is even better, one day closer. Lots of news have hit the airwaves today on our Susan. Just goes to show you how well known she's becoming, especially the more she sings.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 20, 2009
Planted a Susan Rose in April, and it is now blooming in a lovely dark pink and smells delightful. For our girl.
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
my comment is i LOVE susan boyle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@YourAwesome.......BEHAVE!!! ...... lol :)
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
LOL, Ivory Mist, you're on the right track! Now if we can just get Susan's attention. Well, one look at the videos and she'll know.Susan is looking for a lovely career and a life full of love. I can just see them now: in the chairs, having a "cuppa tea", watching his visual love poems, and Pebbles purring peacefully by her side. May all her dreams come true. He knows how to throw the dragons into the ditch. And he knows how to love a radiant butterfly.
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@WAM, here's a pic of Blushing Susies.
http://www.veseys.com/ca/en/store/annuals/thunbergia/blushingsusie/image I hope it's okay that I put the link it cause it kind of does pertain to Susan. The colors remind me so much of her cheeks when she's happy.

The plant grows up fences but I'm having mine flow over the sides of the window boxes. Surrounding the Bachelor Buttons in a big hug the way Susan opens her arms to the audience. :)
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
Donna T, it makes sense to me, get a good day's rest. Next day do a few recordings. Go home, rest again. Then get ready for Sunday's two big performances. When Starvros Flatley had their rest day they went off and did a photo shoot. So why not her with a few recordings?

I'm just throwing it out there, not saying she has done this, it's like others have said speculation.
Posted by Texaslady on June 20, 2009
@kalua - that is such a cute story!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ammo; re. folks leaving Susan-Boyle.com; Passions run deep & hard in impromptu forums like this daily post, hopefully Paul will organize & properly manage the new site forums well enough to maintain civil control. For sure he'll need a "General Discussion Forum" for those having "communication compulsion issues."

Gotta go, mom's yelling for me to come have dinner - Chao!
Posted by zskiberry on June 20, 2009
I have never been a part of a "fan club" before, and enjoying everyones comments very much. Thank you to Paul for setting guidelines so that everyone can enjoy the site and share our enthusiasm for SUSAN. I'm sure she will be wonderful for the upcoming shows.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Just imagine when she opens Tommy's package.....she will know how he feels!

Tommy...is it there yet?
You had it tracked, didn't you?
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Oh, ML!! How lovely!!! And you're right,---they DO look like little blushing Susans!!------(c: I'm going to look for some at all my neighboring garden centers. I still have planers and porch railing planters to fill. THANKS!!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Hope the new forum is not tto complicated to get into and I was glad that susan had over 1000 comments in one blog. That was a record I believe. Also most of the comments conveyed love and concern for her. Looking to find the telegraph information. You can sent one through the post. I'll ask my friend who works at UPS about how to go about doing this.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@terijay, What ,meno pause ? I was through it by the time I was 45 . The crush? I am 51 so I guess I am of a certain age ,am I not? I don't get what you see???The need to re-invent herself maybe?
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
Below is a blog entry from a woman who's nephew worked at the hotel in Liverpool.

She goes on to say
... The alleged cat incident is a complete fabrication(I know that as my nephew works at the hotel) Susan was described to me as and delightful and friendly lady and he hotel staff could not believe the extent to which press and fans were harassing her and how dignified and patient she was. But with fans searching your hotel and banging on your door you are not going to get much sleep nor be able to summon the energy to perform to the best of your ability...
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia....is it YOUR mom yelling for you to have dinner?
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@joyceleo,---And besides,---Tommy's a building contractor. Susan has stated she wants to fix up her house after she buys it. And who knows,---she just may want to build a new one somewhere else. We know just the person to help her build the home of her dreams,-----and fill it with love, too!!------(c:
Posted by Texaslady on June 20, 2009
@Tommyusa - I love your new Light it Shine Susan video. Lighthearted yet meaningful.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@YourAwesome,

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ...... Susan Rocks !!!

Marianne
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@Ruth F ,and the story is growing,I saw it on another online paper that said she had pull her shirt up and scatching her stomach and climbing up the fire escape! Its gone from the ridiculous to the sublime!
Posted by Texaslady on June 20, 2009
@Ammo - Hi - how are you? Are things going more smoothly for you today?
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@fano123 To that I was refering in my comment above. It's complete fabrication!
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
7:20 p.m. CST - Terrijay...I am lost but want to know what it is you and others who have figured it out are thinking? What am I missing about our dearest Susan?
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@IvoryMist.....haven't heard anything..of course, Susan has been kinda busy..lol.....they told me at the post office I couldn't have it tracked to Scotland...I tried..
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@TexasLady....thank you very much....:)
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@particiasart, recognized your avatar on Huffington. I left a comment, as well.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
What makes the world go 'round?

SUSAN OF COURSE!!!:) Susan you brought the world together!! Really girl!! Look at the number of fans on one fansite!! AMAZING!! Its all about you Susan, we simply adore you!! We love your giggle, your wiggle, your smiles and your style! SING SUSAN SING!! :)
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 20, 2009
Thank you so much for reining in that huge blog. The idea of a forum is wonderful. We all need a place to express our thoughts and feelings about our wonderful Susan!!! I sincerely hope she is well rested and ready for tomorrow's performances. Can't wait to get news/ pics/video of them. I hope that Max Clifford's email box has been flooded with our emails concerning the poor PR efforts on behalf of Susan.
Posted by calford on June 20, 2009
@ML - I love the blushing Susans......you are right...they remind me of her.
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@WAMcKinley.....:)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
She'll get it eventually, Tommy. There's probably a mountain of fan mail sitting there in Blackburn, waiting for her return. But a special "packet," such as yours probably is, will stand out from the rest. Hard to be patient, though, I know!! And there's also the possibility that she got it but hasn't yet had the chance to view it. I get the feeling things aren't especially up-to-date, technically speaking, in Blackburn!!-------(c: Oh, well.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 20, 2009
Boylefan: just a thought...yes in a way for everyone to be able to "follow" in
his/her mothertongue but one common central international thread is so inspiring and more fun for me ...
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
Kalua Maybe we're missing a good thing here. Were do we have to go to spend all day making up bizarre s#@t and get paid for it?

From what I see the only qualifications are an active imagination and moral ambiguity.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
I traffic in words, but for the last 10 weeks, I've be unable to articulate why Susan has the impact on me -- and so many others -- that she does. If it were intellectually, analytically, or (in the philosophical sense) logically-driven, I would have been able to capture it by now.

I've been unsuccessful for a very good reason: We feel Susan's impact in the gut, not the head. It is purely an emotional, empathetic connection. Such connections are to be prized more than any other.

I want Susan to feel our love, but I don't want her to be overwhelmed by it. When we express it, there has to be a touch of whimsy, so that she knows that: (1) we're in her court, wholeheartedly, and (2) we take joy from what she gives.

I renew my request for a "Free Susan" movement. It has the touch of whimsy that, based upon what we've heard from her, she would get a kick out of.

Seriously, guys: Let's take it as our mission to defuse all of the seriousness and nastiness that has surrounded Susan over these last few weeks. Let's help her have fun again!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@WAMcKinley.....yes, I understand..:)...waiting patiently.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
@joyceleo...I looked at your profile and decidd that you are the one person that Susan needs at this time! What advice would you give her?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Okay a new twist on the story,every paper adds a new tibit.This one says she got stuck in the hotel revolving door,oh please .Makes me think of the term "Away from the maddening crowd" .Some members of the human race can sure be disappointing!

http://www.orange.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/31033.htm
Posted by BoyleFan on June 20, 2009
@Marie-Fan Forever Canada - You seem to be fluent in both English and French. What about francophones who fear that they'll make fools of themselves if they try to express themselves fully in English? There's nothing to stop anglophones from reading comments in the proposed French-language forum. (For example, I read French fairly well; but, I would be most reluctant to comment in French.)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
fano:---"Moral ambiguity" is being much too kind. Flat-out amorality is more like it!!
Posted by luv2singwv100 on June 20, 2009
Love you Susan. I will help in any way to keep her positive. She is the best singer in the whole world. Awesome!!!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Kalua, what abeautiful story about your daughter, very heart warming, thank you for sharing that with us.
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
patriciaart got the stuff i was thinking correct! Yep- first of all, The "change"- i started having panic attacks when I was 47- BIG TIME- i though i was having a heart attack, actually- it was horrible!! I still have 'em tho i am on Seritonin uptake meds- I still have them!
The other thing was that I really read between the lines when Susan did her little Jig during the Semis in total public view, and no one can deny she said "Piersy baby this is for you" this is on record on national televison and she suposedly kissed him that same night, tho I suspect it was mutual-- after all, his girlfriend wrote about it on i think it was May 26th, that they were locked into a passionate embrace.
I personally think ( speculation of course) that Susan had more than a little crush on Mr. Morgan. I also bet that he calls her DAILY also...maybe just to get her on AGT- he has said he wants her on it. Very confusing stuff for a small town girl. Just my humble opinion, and one day we will know- I just want her to be happy!!

Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Gotta leave for a bit....back later....LOVE TO ALL!!!!
Posted by LS on June 20, 2009
This link will bring you to Simon’s article in Mail Online website. I posted my response (included below) and they never published it. So I decided to bring my response to Susan’s fans over here, to make sure Simon to know, we are watching how is treating our sweetheart Susan.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html

Thank you Simon, for discovering Susan Boyle for us.

Maybe show competitions should have certain regulations in order to meet some age or mental conditions, but who is going to watch them if chances to find diamond (read: talent) would be narrowed to zero?

But all in all I would say that the only participant in BGT you are still missing is Susan. I cannot believe you’ve been so short of view not to realize that she is way different from all participants of the show. Let’s say you did not appreciate her talent personally, but you could see that her fame is instantly growing, so the fame of your show, and not otherwise.

So what would you do to your child if you find him playing on highway? You would probably be real quick to get him out of trouble, wouldn’t you? Susan is your show child, and she found herself on highway of people’s maniac attention from the day one! And you actually did not do anything during first weeks of her madness exposure to the world. Susan did not realize where she is, but you should, because you know what fame is and how it might damage regular person’s life.

I wish to say thank you again, that you care for Susan now. If she would be able to activate her whole potential, she could make the people around the world a little bit happier. And from my point of view that should be worthy of your entire career in the entertainment business.
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@fano123 That's an idea, I could buy a revolving door :-)
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dear ammo and others - If we are a "village," it's certain that each of us won't feel a connection with all of the others. That's fine; we're just reflecting the rest of the world around us. All that really matters is that we treat each other with the respect befitting each creation of God. Let's -- none of us -- be worn down by others. Let's -- all of us -- treat each other with the respect and love that each of us craves and all of us deserve.
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
patiricasart- i have also got stuck in a revolving door- i am from Los Angeles and we do not have those here...when in nYC i did also get stuck in one (LOL)
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ammo; re. Mom yelling at me to have dinner; YES she did, 88 years old and lungs big as a Navy deep sea diver's! Mom doesn't cook much anymore but today she "felt good" and whipped up one of my favorite meals: Spanish Rice - yum!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Oh, goodie!!! Now we're dealing with revolving doors, too!! What's next,---food service carts,-------or maybe rolling luggage racks??!! I'm ready for anything!! Sheesh!!
Posted by Kalua on June 20, 2009
@Casey'smom My pleasure...:-)
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
WAMcKinley I don't know if you read this in the paper, but the John-Hopkins Medical school has stopped using lab rats for their experiments and started using tabloid writers.

They found that the lab technicians were becoming to attached to the rats and that the tabloid writers would do things that the rats wouldn't.

(ano old joke but appropriate)
Posted by delly on June 20, 2009
We are having the Miss Tennessee Pageant this week in our building and every time I hear one of them little ole scrawny gals singing off key, I remark to my boss in my best Southern country slang "Well, she ain't no Susan Boyle. He just smiles and agrees. lol I'm so thankful that tonight will wrap that event up. Go Susan. yeaaaaaah
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
Re: revolving door. Let me ask you this...if any one of us had cameras following our every movement, don't you think we would each be written up as odd? Gosh, just the other day I was out at a restaurant and screamed and stood up at the table, knocking over my chair, because I thought there was a snake in my lap! Turned out it was just the drawstring from the black top I was wearing!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@Yes Ruth F....I say...LET SUSAN BE SUSAN!!!
Susawiggle!!! Susagiggle!!! Susasmile!!!
We are here to make you laugh Susan!!!

WE ARE YOUR TUBE OF SMARTIES!!!! WE COME IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS...AND WE LOVE YOU!!!

Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@terijay , Just to be clear on my comment. I'm disappointent with this story going spreading and each time they add new details. So far if you put all the stories together you have Susan getting out of the car,running to the revolving doors,getting stuck ,running to the balcony and screaming for her cat while pulling up her shirt ,scratching her stomach and then climbing up the fire escape. What we we read next. Meanwhile all we see is a lovely calm lady singing on stage.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ruth F; 10-4 on all above; fans of Susan, show up outside AGT venues with "Free Susan" signs, get instant mainstream press attention ala those in Iran posting Twitter, YouTube et.al. other social networking site videos, no political importance equivalency intended of course between the two.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@fano...thought that was a lawyer joke LOL, but also fitting for tabloid writers. I will share that with my coworkers who will get a particular perverse appreciation for it.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 20, 2009
I leave that to you creative Boylefan !!! LOL...there has to be a way for everyone to join in and participate...that's for sure....!
Posted by Randma on June 20, 2009
Terijay, I agree with you on both counts about Susan. That old menopause thing can throw you for a loop. Then there's the Piers situation. I figured out pretty quick that the kiss was a mutual thing....what guy that DOESN'T want to be kissed needs at least five seconds (the time he stated in his blog) to get himself dis-entangled from a woman's clutches???? Yep, me thinks his interest in getting Susan on AGT may have more than a professional motivation....
Posted by mirthcolorado on June 20, 2009
Well I keep wondering, AMERICAS GOT TALENT starts on Tuesday in USA. With the talk by Piers of her making an appearance, I wonder if in fact she might be doing a presentation for it. Just a thought.. ...and maybe a wish to see her via the television. That would be great wouldn't it!!!!!!
Posted by lttlesis on June 20, 2009
I would really love to read a comment from Susan herself about this fansite: what does she think of it, does she read the comments, her future or immediate plans etc. I too like viewing the first 3 performances over and over. I also think the tabloid reported need to "get a life" and leave Susan alone and stop making up stories about her.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart: I think the articles are escalating to a point where they are just so ridiculous that (hopefully) no one is taking them seriously anymore.
Posted by whisper1 on June 20, 2009


I just love Susan’s voice I replay her renditions of her songs several times a day. What better way then to whisk her away for a couple of days where she can rest spend time with people she trust and her cat. I hope she gets to shop and do some of the things she needs and wants to do. Hey, a 2-day stint in a spa would be great for her…..:-)
Hey Susan take your time……you are a wonderful lady.
You are all on this site not bad either....:) I enjoy the postings...!!!!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
This new comment thread is like wading in a bowl of ice cream. Come on, guys. I think by now you're familiar enough with my comments that I can't be labeled a negative contributor. Perhaps a little salty at times. But I am an adult and I like to sink my teeth into an adult dialogue, especially one that may help Susan, such as that leading to a lot of e-mails sent to Susan's handlers which may do her a lot of good.

Well, I was a 60s activist, so that explains where I am coming from. But I like sophisticated banter that I can chew on or goof on, and there are a lot of sophisticated people who post here and I want them to be free to speak their minds. We are not just cotton-headed cheerleaders or revival meeting clones.

What are we going to talk about next, recipes for blueberry muffins?
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy RuthF,

Well, first off, sorry it took me so long to catch up with the outfit...I was out on the South forty nursin' some critters. But, let's see, you asked would it be historically accurate to refer to ourselves as Susan's
Posse?

Sure seems to me like it would. Mighty big posse too
when ya think about it...over 23,200 of us...all ridin' for Susan.

Yep...I'd say that would be "historically accurate"...
and if I was the British Tabloids I'd be anticipatin' mor'n a little backlash! You know, those critters ain't
likely to print our responses to their garbage but somebody in their outfit has to be readin' those responses...so let's let 'em know how we feel...

The way I figure it there aint but one bad guy in this
whole thing...and that's the British Tabloid media.

So, saddle up pards...we're ridin' for Susan...doin' everything we can to help her achieve her dreams. If the
bad guys get in the way...there's mor'n enough of us to
help'em figure out they better get out of the way.

Might be a long trail up ahead...fill your saddlebags...and your canteens...and, uh, bring a rope...
you never can tell when we might need one...

Saddle up. Let's ride!

Wild Ol' Dan

Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
randma- here is the quote from Celia Warda (sp) May 26 after her BF kissed Miss Boyle
*As if having to leave the festival behind wasn't bad enough, I returned to reports that my boyfriend – a judge on Britain's Got Talent – had been unfaithful. It happened on Sunday night, backstage, when he passed 48-year-old Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle on the stairs: minutes later, the two were caught in a passionate embrace.

"She kissed me," squealed Piers, as we sat together grimly later that night, trying to establish whether we could move past it. "It was beyond my control." But I know the Susans of the world: with their little jigs of delight and ingenue attitudes, they're the deadliest breed of all.
Posted by PaulieDB on June 20, 2009
@piggie.. you have just made my night with that blog, I am laughing so hard..... Thank You
Posted by ca0911 on June 20, 2009
If Susan makes an appearance on AGT, I think it will probably be in the finale or close to it. If the ratings for this show increase, it will be due totally to Susan Boyle so of course they want her. It would be wonderful to actually be able to see her perform here but only if she wants to and quite frankly, I am not sure she will. In truth, why should she except to please the millions of us who are fans in the US?
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@Flat Broke...I am so genuinely happy for you. You are so lucky. I am looking forward to some of my mom's home cooking in August...she's 83... :)
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@ patriciasart...You make me laugh with your comments...don't EVER lose that sense of humour lady :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@terijay . High Five Susan,way to go ! Afterall Piers promised you a kiss ,he chased you until you caught him ! What a GAL!
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@piggie....I am still laughing at your 'snake' story....you are also hilarious....Keep 'em coming.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
A point of information. I wasn't able to view Tommy's video of the Newcastle performance on this site. It wouldn't finishing loading. But I copied the address at Mozilla Firefox and was successful in viewing it. What a powerful voice Susan has. Always a thrill to hear her sing.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@ammo , I'm from Maine,that is my New England sense of humor ;)
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
I take it back. The thread got interesting again in the time it took to write my rant. Just can't stand that Good Housekeeping/Reader's Digest stuff (and I'm a good cook--but not so good on dusting and vacuuming). I think our discussions of our concern for Susan's well-being and future are extremely worthwhile and may lead to helping her, as we devise ways to use the internet for this purpose. But first we have to discuss them and share our ideas and expertise. Susan, we've got your back. No kidding. And look at what we were able to accomplish last year with Hillary. Same thing. Use the internet. Like the Iranians are doing.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Paul asked nicely at the beginning of THIS BLOG..to keep it positive for Susan!!

Thanks Wild Ol'Dan...I'm ready with my fast fingers to shoot off a few letters to the media!!

Susan we are all saddled up and riding with you!! Picture 22,000 fans on horses headed for the media!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they don't stand a chance!!! :)

OH YES SUSAN....I sure hope you enjoyed that kiss with Piersy Baby!! :)

Dream your Dreams!!! :)
Posted by Meme on June 20, 2009
Fano123 and piggie: Thank you both so much. I just had the biggest belly laugh I've had for ages...woke up my dogs!! Piggie..I can so see myself doing something like that..just ask my kids!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
Ariel go back to the Bat Cave for Adult Conversation!!!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
well, to me patricia, Piers made it out tp make hig girl friend not angry- ummm- cannot see little Susan jumping a 6'3 guy and planting one on him, to tell the truth--
Posted by ca0911 on June 20, 2009
Oh, I almost forgot. I was looking on the map to see where different ones were who were online and there was one from Buckingham Palace! Cool, huh?
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
delly and piggie's posting sure gave me a laugh.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Several of us have joked about, variously, the bus, caravan, and so forth that we want to form when Susan comes to the United States. I suspect that many of you feel the same way I do: I'M SERIOUS!

All of us want Susan to feel our affection. All of us want to feel that we're doing something to reinforce the intrinsic value of Susan's "stand" for all of us who want to connect at a deep level with each other as a way of making this world a better place in which to love one another and pursue our dreams.

That's why I'm volunteering to coordinate our efforts when, as is inevitable, it is announced that Susan is coming Stateside. Her U.S. fans are dispersed across this great, wide country, but we must come together to support our dear Susan. (I don't mean to exclude Susan's Canadian and Mexican fans. We should really refer to this as our "North American Initiative.")

In the immortal words of the President, "We can, and we will." Many of our number have limited resources, but together, we can make it possible for all to experience Susan's triumph in the United States. Let's pay close attention in the coming weeks and months as Susan's plans are disclosed. She WILL be here in the U.S., and let's be sure we're at her side -- in large numbers.

If you would like, I would be delighted to coordinate (or help coordinate) our "welcome," ensuring that the largest number of us -- Susan's biggest fans -- are able to take part. Susan has transformed many of us, and we owe it to her to be at her side as she spreads her uplifting message to our countrymen.

We can come together physically to welcome and support Susan. It takes: (1) a trivial amount of money in aggregate and (2) a very great amount of spirit and goodwill, which this group has in abundance. We can make it work, gang, and we can take a stand for our beloved Susan!
Posted by Janna55 on June 20, 2009
I haven't laughed this hard in months...my ribs are hurting...you guys are a hoot...thank you, thank you
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@All, "Trashoid" articles; Read Google posts three times/day off Google about them, half are near word-for word regurgitations off "parent" posts of corporate owned publications.

Celebrity press reporting I think is being "challenged" by the phenomenon Susan Boyle, WHY ELSE would Simon Cowell issue a "confession" on The Daily Mail if he wasn't under any "heat" by fans of her's? Cowell knows full well that HE needs US (U.S. included...) to buy whatever Susan will produce in the future, but the "Trashoids" ain't accountable to anybody, never have, never will be sad to say!

Yes indeed, DO boycott the "Trashoids" and their sponsors, DO protest indigently directly to them whenever possible, DO say and write whatever's legitimate about their failure to publish facts rather than lies, particularly against those "mainstream" publications like the Washington & Los Angeles Times for example which DON'T practice good journalism when it comes to celebrity reporting. I say go FIRST after the "mainstreamers" in this regard as THEY'VE got more to loose!

- End of rant, sorry!
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Well, I shouldn't still be wide awake at this time of day nearly 3am) but I thought I might just pop in to check the general mood. Wow! You are so funny! When I started reading those posts packed with veiled innuendos about menopausing troubles I was already laughing but when I came to Patriasart's account of all the ludicrous things tabloids have made up so far, I was laughing out loud! It's so good to be able to take all this with a pinch of salt (well, in that case the whole shaker)! I'm sure if Susan could read this, she would be laughing with us!

Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
fano 123 - great!
Posted by Aeolian on June 20, 2009
There is a good post at http://susanboylefanclub-usa.blogspot.com/ on the bias against Susan in the media.
Posted by delly on June 20, 2009
I don't know about Piers Morgan. It seems to me that he's just been stringin' our Lady along with them honey drippin' smiles and nice gestures. Heck, a gal that ain't never been priviledged to have a feller might not know how to properly react to some smarmy good lookin' dude flirtin' and carryin' on with her just because he thinks it's a joke and want to have a little laugh at our Susan's expense. We all know she's as innocent as a babe and ain't realizing that there are cassanovas in this world that would flirt with the bearded lady at the circus if they could expect some monatery gain from it. I don't trust him to have any feelings for Susan. He likes his women young, curvaceous and drop dead gorgeous. He's a man of the show business world. I really doubt he thinks of our Angel like that. He may have a bit of sympathy for her and is trying to keep her calm, but romantic feelings; I think not.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@piggie ,sounds like me,fortunately I was at home,but I thought there was a spider crawling down my shirt and I jumped up ripped my shirt off and it was just a thread.My husband looked at me like I was nuts! I wrecked the shirt too!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ammo; Is your father still alive? Mine fortunately is: 90 years old, 34 year retired California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief, former U.S.N.R. Seaman 1st W.W.II combat vet, former Craig Shipyard Long Beach, California Premium Machinest, son of Portuguese immigrants from the Azores whom I was MOST fortunate to have known both.
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
When I get nervous for Susan I take comfort only in her own interview words and trust that she has not changed. (quotes not necessarily in order:)

“I heard people say things that weren’t very friendly. I knew what they were thinking,” she says. “I saw people laughing and I knew they were laughing at me. But I thought, well, they’ll soon shut up when they hear me sing. And they did.

How did that make her feel? “Pleased,” she says. “It’s what I wanted.” Did she feel patronised by the judges when they expressed such open astonishment? “No, I was happy with the way it went. They’ve all been very nice to me.”

“It’s early days. I’m taking baby steps at the moment. I’m just an ordinary person trying to make it as a professional singer. I really don’t want to change all that much.”

“Maybe I’ll consider a makeover later on,” she laughs. “For now I’m happy the way I am — short and plump. I would not go in for Botox or anything like that. I’m content with the way I look. What’s wrong with looking like Susan Boyle? What’s the matter with that?”

Given her popularity in the US, could she be tempted by a move to New York or Los Angeles? “Oh no, I am going to stay in Blackburn, West Lothian. This is where I belong. My family is here and they are a great support to me. They are right behind me but they also keep my feet firmly on the ground.”

“ … became a target for bullies. It wasn’t a happy time but Boyle found sanctuary in her closeknit, religious family. “I was a cheeky little girl at home. You had to fight your corner in a family the size of ours.” She also learnt as a child that she could sing.`

“It has been quite a week,” she says, collapsing into a seat by the window. “It has been overwhelming, a bit terrifying but it has been fun. I’m enjoying it. Most of the time it’s a good laugh.”
Posted by maigret on June 20, 2009
What time are the performances on sunday and when are we likely to see video?
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
Posted by patriciasart I guess people are a good mood tonight.

I'm laughing instead of crying.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@Piggie love that picture of you knocking over the chair screaming!! You must have looked like a crazy woman!! TOoooooooo funny...!! LOL LOL still laughing!

Come knock on my door at 6 AM and you will be greeted by me with my hair in a blonde mat on the side of my head with earplugs hanging off!! So Yes you are so right....if there was a camera at every door/restaurant...
?????? I say NO thanks!! :)

Or what about the time my boyfriend at the time was in the airport and saw a woman running to catch her plane with her dress tucked into her pantyhose!! We all have our moments!!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@TOMMYUSA, didn't know how you sent it to Susan but if special someone would have to sign for it unless Scotland post offices are different. I remember Blackburn was getting bags of mail for Susan. No telling how much she has now. But special by the post office should be different than regular mail. I hope someone kept it separate than routine mail.

I sent Susan a fan letter to Blackburn but it was very early right after I saw her on the audition.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@terijay , To be honest, I don't believe Piers account,it sounds straight out of a harlequin romance novel! Think about it,he told Susan not to watch TV,not to read the papers and she doesn't go online,she said she knows nothing about computers so Piers can make up all kinds of stories and Susan would never know.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dearest Wild Ol' Dan,

Thank you so much for your response. If we are the posse, then let's show it! T-shirts for all! Does anybody know how we can make this happen? (I'm afraid I'm not well-versed in the ways of popular culture.) In my ideal world, Susan's posse exhorts the rest of the world to "FREE SUSAN" from the rants, tirades, and backbiting of those who either are insecure in their place in the world or would denigrate her contribution.

I am proud to be a member of "SUSAN'S POSSE," and I want to declaim it to the world! SUSAN'S POSSE says FREE SUSAN to offer to the world all that she can offer -- and that's a lot!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
Piers still reminds me of Jeeves the butler.....
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
and Simon reminds me of Bertie Wooster who we know now as Dr House
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Piggie--I had a drawstring episode in bed the other night. Settled in to watch TV and one of the drawstrings on my cotton shorts slid over my side. I jumped 3 feet in the air and my cat Duke ran full speed into the living room. That's what you get for washing clothes and getting the drawstrings all messed up.
Posted by pretty@55 on June 20, 2009
Hi everyone! I just prayed and wanted to remind Susan that we are all here for her, and support her every endeavor to her career. Susan you are a "Champ!" LOL to all you fans. Going to bed now, "have a goodnite!"
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@ponylady ,thank you for posting that. A good reminder of who Susan is.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
"Susaposse" Haven't rode a horse since August 1962 on the bottom of the Los Angeles River (hearing "L.A." folks laughing through the either right now...) from Anaheim and Manchester in DESPERATE need the whole time to visit the boy's room; can I ride in an El Dorado instead ala "Blazing Saddles" instead?
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009
Susan has been pretty much confirmed for Sunday's show in London. Wimbledon starts on Monday in London. Maybe she's really been prepping God Save the Queen or something for a surprise performance at the opening? That would be awesome!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dear ponylady,

What a delight to reread those words of Susan! All of us become so concerned when we read the scurrilous tabloid reports, but Susan's words ring so much truer. She's a well-grounded lady "of a certain age," and she makes us, all of her fans, proud -

Ruth
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@IrishLatte; YES!!!!!! A NEW SONG for a bloody change! PLEASE Simon bend the contract just a little PRETTY PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE with cherries on top?!
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
The back of my dress got caught in an industrial fan when I was giving instructions to a production crew. I didn't realize I was standing there with my behind out at first. Then, like a real dolt, I turned around and got the front caught. Major "Duh" moment.

Finally, one of the guys took pity on me and unplugged the fan. That morning I'd realized I was out of clean underwear and wore a leopard print "fun" pair meant for other purposes than work, if you know what I mean. All I could think of was my mother telling me when I was a kid to be careful what underwear I wore in case I was ever in an accident.

I had quite the meltdown in front of everyone. Stuff happens. We're human. It got written up in the company newsletter, too. People who haven't seen me in a long time remind me of the incident. Sigh.
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
Oh Geez wouldn't that be awesome if Susan showed up at Wimbledon and sang for the Queen!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
ML - "Belly laugh" doesn't even begin to describe it... - Ruth
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Ruth: I'm sorry, but I can't go along with that new name for Susan's followers/supporters. Too much potential for twisting of words and being taken out of context, I'm afraid. The tabs would have a field day.-------)c:
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@ML....So Funny lol lol lol ....And your mother's word's playing like a stuck record player over and over in your head!! lol lol lol Oh that is precious!!! Thanks for sharing...Yes we all have our moments!!! Belly laughter the best kind!! sigh sigh lol lol my stomach hurts now!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
patricia- I do not believe Piers either....however, to save his butt with his girlfriend, he DID post on his blog 'susan boyle Kiss me"-- meaning he had nothing to do with it (LOL)
Posted by Betsy Browning on June 20, 2009
Just want you to know, dear Susan, that we here in the USA adore you and always will. Don't let anything get you down.
Tell pretty Pebbles, she is one lucky cat to be serenaded by such an incredible momma voice!

Hollywood, CA loves you Susan Boyle!!!!
Posted by joyceleo on June 20, 2009
In response to IvoryMist: First, she would have to ask. I don’t think she has as yet, LOL. But if she were to do so, I’d listen to her heart first. What are her dreams? (We think we know most of them already—a career, a love life, a tribute to her beloved parents, assistance to her siblings and family.) What is her mission in life? (We think we know the answer to that one, too: she is not materialistic in the slightest, from all accounts; she wants to “be a worthwhile person”; she wants to be “a human being” and she has identified humanness—humanity—as her “identity”. And she has a very STRONG identity. She wants to light up the world and sing to the heart and soul and bring happiness to people.) Understanding her goals is the first step to achieving them. And we know how she has moved toward her goal by taking “baby steps” all the way to the BGT blast--off into SuperNova stardom. She has practiced singing all her life; she has “paid her dues” in the “practice, practice” part in getting to Carnegie Hall. Professionally speaking, she is ready, but emotionally speaking it would be most difficult for anybody to cope with the deluge of instant fame and its inevitable backlash and the constant negativity that characterizes the sordid productions of the tabloids. People actually PAY to read the tabloid blood-sport destruction of others; somehow it makes them feel good, but to me it is a sickening affair. And of course, I’d be interested in knowing how she really feels about all these “tigers” in her life—the ones who have bullied her, harassed her, and belittled her in her young life and now the “tabloid tigers” in her present life. Has she been able in the past to keep her focus and fulfill her mission? Most resoundingly so!—which signals that she is able to put matters in perspective and move on, like the caravan that keeps moving as the yapping dogs bark and bark. She has learned to tune them out in the past and she can do so again, although it must be incredibly painful and heart-wrenching for her. I believe she is mentally sound and mentally sharp; anyone, however, needs support in making such unprecedented transitions in her life. Most of all she simply needs a management team devoted to her and her career. I would advise her NOT to ever sign with Simon or anyone associated with BGT or ABT. It is quite obvious that she has been calculatedly BETRAYED by BGT every step of the way. I’m not sure why; but she would know and be able to speak the truth. Perhaps that is exactly why there have been no interviews allowed as yet. Some people, like Susan, carry more truth than others can stand. Also, at the moment, in this most incredible rise to global fame, she hasn’t a team working for her and her alone. There is no PR firm watching out for her; no stylist who can properly dress her with clothes that fit; no manager with understanding or compassion for her unique and God-given talents and aspirations. I am no media maven, but I would hope that someone like Oprah or Tina Turn or Aretha Franklin—all of whom share her spiritual “soul” qualities and who share abusive backgrounds—would get in touch with her and guide her and her little boat into a safe harbor where she can be refitted for an oceanic liner. She will weather all the storms. Oh, and not to embarrass anybody, including myself, I would advise her to watch Tommy’s videos and come visit the USA soon!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
It would be totally thrilling to know that Susan will sing for the Queen at Wimbledon, IrishLatte!
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Have you noticed the "boys" are gradually leaving this blog tonight? Maybe they're shying away from what sounds more like a Tupperware meeting! What a laugh!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
Why do I love Susan Boyle? here is why:
She is charming
She sings better than anyone since ??
She is funny
She is adorable
She has unreal charisma
She is So Pretty
She is nice and seems to have a great heart
She is gusty
She is innocent
She is so gifted that she has no idea]
She makes the world happy
Posted by techiegram on June 20, 2009
Susan: We are crazy for you here in the U.S. Please come and perform for us. We just can't get enough of you. Sure would love to see you in my town, Philly.
Posted by delly on June 20, 2009
I believe a friend of Susan's is taking care of her mail. Bet they had to build a room on. lol
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Wher is teeseil's video of susan. I can't find it here. I find tommy's with teeseils picture of susan up close but no teeseil video. Who took it off. Please put it back on tthis site thank you Aliz
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
@Happy or maybe a Pampered Chef party!!!
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
LOL happy
Posted by Pontelle on June 20, 2009
Well Wild Ol' Dan...I,m signing up to ride with you. I've a feisty mare that's tried and true and willing to go the distance. And last but not least I'll bring the rope. I have but one request and that would be that the Lady Susan have her knight in shining armor beside her (TommyUSA) leading the best of the ramuda. So scurrilous British tabloids be forwarned, we don't like you here in America.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Hi Noelle!! CHEESY SMILE HERE!!! Tell us your most embarassing moment!! On some of the post we were sharing laughs to make Susan laugh!! Come on...I know you have a good one!!
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle; I don't think the Queen would be there but how thrilling for all those world-wide fans who attend to see and hear her. I think I would faint!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@Ponylady, thank you for reminding us who Susan really is, it feels good to hear from her for a change.

@Yourawesome and ML, thank you for sharing your embarassing moments, I can imagine your horror at the time, great that you can write about it now.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Retired and Flat Broke in Kalifornia,

Now pard, if yur flat broke and can't afford a horse,
how you gonna afford an El Dorado?

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Nora on June 20, 2009
Susan, you're my inspiration. I'm rooting for you all the way!
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
Kalua, si vous êtes toujours là, quelle jolie histoire! Votre petite fille doit être une des plus jeunes fans de Susan! Je suis sûre que Susan adorerait cette anecdote!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Pontelle,

Shucks taint just Americans in this outfit, we're from
all parts of this here planet! And yep! I don't see no
reason at all why Tommy couldn't be ridin' a big white horse and leadin' the whole outfit.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, welcome back, we missed you.
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
Nice to see folks sharing a few laughs tonite. I know many of you have worried, cried and stressed over Susan the last two months. I'm sure she would want you to have a giggle or two.
Posted by Janna55 on June 20, 2009
Wild Ol'Dan...or a big white truck totin a mobile billboard of susan...complete with her singing on a loudspeaker...

Wait...we'd all get put in jail for disturbin the peace..lol
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@ Retired in Flat Broke etc....No, sorry to say my dad died around 6 yrs. ago. He was exempted from 'joining up' in England in WWII because he was a steelworker...and they needed the steel for the war..... Gotta go...my husband needs time on the computer....I suppose I should give him his time because he has been VERY patient with me using the computer so much since the Wonderful Susan came along....Night Night all....
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
Me, too, Irish! And the QE would surely hear about it, too.

Ya-Ya, my most embarrassing moment was when I was working for a police dept in Md. back in the late 60's. They had just come out with pantyhose, so I put some on when I got ready for work that morning. I had brushed my hair and cleaned my brush before dressing. Didn't discover until the end of the day that I had missed the wastebasket when I cleaned my brush that morning and that glob of hair from my brush had been plastered to my CALF under my pantyhose ALL DAY and no one had said a word!!!
Posted by pottedferne on June 20, 2009
music in the background........you don been gon 2 long TXNoelle.....
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy terijay,

Your post on why we love Susan summed things up right nice. Well said.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Janna55,

Well now, I think ya gotta point there Janna55...we
might just wanna leave that big white truck parked back
at the ranch...

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by 2SusanBFans on June 20, 2009
I'll bet Susan is working on her CD. I don't think she would sit in that flat doing nothing... She wants to sing!
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 20, 2009
I don't believe a word from the tabloids. Besides, if I miss my cat, I will scream & shout even louder. Everyone would do that. The mirror, the sun, daily something are all tabloids, don't click on them. I will simply boycot them.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Wild Ol'Dan; Well, uh, my 54 year old baby brother might be able to find that 1973 El Dorado he and his wife of 28 years once owned sold to them by my mom's 85 year old second cousin Gerald "Toad" Whiteside some years back.

Do like to think the "Toadmobile" is part of the 1994 Honda Accord I got from a probate settlement in 2003 from the estate of a 57 year old gal friend of mine who quite suddenly died (yet another story...) otherwise will lease one from a Cadillac dealership - if can find one that's still in business!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy TXNoelle,

Well, it's about time you're gettin' back here where ya belong...I've been kinda hankerin' for some of that
fried Okra you was talkin' about...

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle ,LOL! They probably thought you missed a spot when you shaved!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
WAMcKinley - I'm okay with that. I don't care what we call ourselves, if only our given names, as long as we stand united -- publicly, beyond our beloved fansite -- to proclaim to the world that we love and support Susan!
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@Casey'smom, that is the beauty of being a woman of "a certain age" like Susan. We have all been through a ton of stuff to get to this point, some of it painful, some of it hilariously funny. But the important thing is, it makes us tough enough and we're still standing. That's what's important and when it's all said and done, Susan Boyle will have all of us behind her and we "get" her completely. That's a great deal of collective strength combined.

I hear a lot of naysayers spewing that she came too late to the game and I say PHOEY to that. All the things that have happened to each and everyone of us have made us who we are and Susan is no exception. Maybe it took her longer to get there, but she has the wisdom of being "a certain age" and I believe in her.

Even if she had gotten caught in a revolving door, so what? You know that stuff happens to us all and if these reporters haven't had the fun of standing in a pair of leopard print undies with a ton of laughing people watching or screaming over a snake in their lap, heck, they just haven't lived long enough and look what is in store for them. tee hee
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, I am picturing that and howling, talk about hairy legs!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
@joyceleo...wise words. My niece is a life coach and she sounds very much like you. I do hope Susan does get any help that is needed!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Retired in Flat Broke Kalifornia,

Well...O.K...sounds like ya at least got a plan...

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle, ROTFLMAO!!! You think one of the women might have said something. OMG. What would life be without those kinds of things to giggle over?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Why do I love Susan Boyle? She is cute, she is real. She is a very loving person. She is fun to be with and she likes cats( I'm a cat person). I could see us being girl friends and going out for a cup of tea . She took care of her parents. And her mother was her best friend ( my mom is my best friend). And of course I love her singing.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
@Oh Noelle...too funny...a hair ball..in your pantyhose!!! That's a good one!! LOL LOL Awwwww I have alread laughed so much tonight!! Thanks ALL!!

Sorry to the men who had to put up with us tonight...Happy said it was like a tupperware party!! yes I think she was right!

We have stressed with Susan and now we are laughing...while she is hopefully restfully sleeping!!

Laughter is the best medicine!! No doubt about it!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan: California is the one who's broke.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
You know I was reading comments earlier today from SUsan Boyle Fan Club USA, and I found that they actually sent notes to susan through snail mail. They are actually mailed to her because they know she doe not have a computer. I wonder if we could set this up on this site. If not then go to that site, they are really mad about the tabs too and love susan bunches like we do. They also have some videos that we don't especially some interviews that were good. It really is a supportive site.They don't blog like we do but they do get the comments and notes to susan.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
Naa, PAT. They probably thought I had a new big hair mole on my leg and were just being polite.

OH! Not only THAT, but there was the day (darn croppy pantyhose back then!) that my panty hose caught my starched A-line skirt and shoved it up in a point a bit below my waist one morning as I entered the office. You shoulda seen the detective's eyes!!!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@ArielAZ; California - "Kaleeeforeahh" - IS broke!
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 20, 2009
I see many people are wondering, as I am, what draws them so passionately to Susan. Why is there so much attention and fanfare? BGT has said in their defense " We don't really know what do about it, nothing like this has ever happened before." Many are trying to find a rational explanation for all this excitement. Some are calling it an addiction but they find themselves, like me, checking the blogs the next day, worrying, waiting, and hoping. Susan was very surprised herself when it all began but she said, 'it may be that people can identify with me because I am an ordinary person just like them, but now I have accomplished something I always dreamed of and thats what most people want." I don't think there really is a rational explanation for it all. I think it is more a subconcious reaction we are all having to her level of artistry, which is her accomplishment. She has charisma, and many strengths and weaknesses, but these have only helped her get to this point in life. She also has talent but to reach the level of artistry she has reached, it also takes a lot of hard work. Somewhere somehow she has done that work. My perception, after seeing her perform again in Glasgow (especially), is that she is still working, not just resting but working. When she performs again I have a hunch we will see that she has grown somemore. She is after all " A Very Serious Cookie ".
Posted by HAPPY on June 20, 2009
That's one of the beauties of Susan's adventure! It has made me happy and even proud of being 51! I wouldn't have bet on that just one year ago...
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
@aliz: Are you sure that those notes from that other fan site reach Susan any sooner or more efficiently than any of the OTHER notes and letters people have been sending to her all along?? I mean,---do they have a special "in" with the P.O. there or something?? Seems to me all "snail mail" is accumulating in bundles and piles at her house (or that of her very patient neighbor) as it always has. Don't know of any special tricks of gettiing it through any more directly than that.
Posted by jordie on June 20, 2009
Ponylady:
Recalling Susan's own words in the interview(s) your cited in your post....has renewed my faith in OurSusan's ability to manage her emotions and not let a lot of this trashy stuff get to her. I think, in her own words, ..she is a cheeky little girl..." and that characteristic will carry her through. I hope she remembers how she had to elbow her way around that large family of her's, she will be OK.
I am looking forward to seeing/hearing her perform tomorrow. Another Bravo performance it will be. Bring the house down our dear Susan..We are all behind you 23,000 strong. Go get 'em!!!!

To move right along...What astrological signs are Susan and Tommy????? Hmmmm? Anybody good at reading horoscopes here??LOL
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@ML, right on! Hear ya.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
I feel better now because the tabloids stories are getting so bizzar that I am not worried anyone will believe them anymore ,especially as she continues on appearing normal on the stage . I think after awaile it will be like "Shows over people,back to your lives citizens".
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Danny Ramone; What draws me to Susan? Two Words: Pure Beauty.
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009
@TXNoette. Them's was the days I started wearing underslips and they didn't even help keep the skirt hems down to a respectable length all the time. I feel your pain!
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Paul you'll have to have a fun corner just for women....one where we can share our true funny stories and laugh like we are laughing now. AND Susan can join us for the fun!! I'm sure she would laugh with us!! We could name it:

NO BOYS ALLOWED!!! WOMAN ONLY!! ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! lol
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
Yeah, I forgot mine that morning. Wouldn't make that mistake again!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@patriciasart; Read them every day like I do and you quit believing anything!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
If you were to come home to a (spare)bedroom full of mail....what would you do?
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009


Retired: Know where you're coming from. I say like Arnold now, too. Can't say it the real way anymore.

Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
My addiction: I don't tend to be addicted to things for long, because I quickly find excess of anything to be unhealthy and ultimately repetitive and unrewarding.
Ms. Boyle has definitely created an addictive pathology in my psyche.
When I listen to Susan Boyle, the air is pristine, scents are evocative, I feel encased in a sense of spiritual well-being. I'm not a religious person, so I imagine instinct compels me to seek out further stimulation. I am always tolerating the status quo in search of a new Boyle fix?????
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Susan's an Aries. I know----because I'm one, too.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@jordie Susan was born on April 1, 1961. I don't know Tommy's birthdate.
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@Danny Ramone great comments...by the way..did you read your emails today?.....We 'ordinary folk' can certainly identify with Susan. No explanation needed. Goodnight everyone....My 'friend' is visiting :)
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@YourAwesome; Count me in as an "honorary," got mom's bad temper & propensity to cry at the drop of anything!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
BTW, considering her birthdate, who's the joke on? Everyone who has doubted her talent.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy ArielAZ,

Yep. You're right. So...did I ever tell ya about a
feller named California Carlson. He was around way before
your time. Used to ride with a friend of mine...many, many years ago. Anyways, every year, long about October I
head out to a place called Lone Pine, California. Mighty
purty country out thar. Truth is California Carlson rode
quite a bit in those parts...yep, that was a whole lotta
years back now.

Anyways, thanks ArielAZ for settin' me straight...still
is mighty purty country out thar though. I love the sagebrush prairies, rocky canyons, and those big, beautiful mountains. Someday I'll have to tell ya about
Lone Pine...

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

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
Glad the "boys" hung in here through the hilarity. They're tough..won't run screaming from girl talk. What a great evening of positive posts. Paul's heading about expressing LOVE for Susan has been honored tonight.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@IvoryMist,look for packages first,might be some goodies for me! Then look through a little bit here and there.
Posted by JJ :) on June 20, 2009
ML - thats a cute lil doggy :)
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
thanks wild ol dan@ coming from you as a great writer this a comliment :)
Your post on why we love Susan summed things up right nice. Well said.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
To: joyceleo...She's trying to take baby steps, but baby steps off of a launch pad requires time for adjustment. You Rocket Susan!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Wild Ol' Dan: And someday I'll tell you about being at Berkeley in the 60s.

Thanks for steering me to Sagebrush. So many Hoppy DVDs. When I bought my two tapes years ago, that was all there was. I'm going to go for the Hoppy baseball hat. Like I said on the other thread, I'll wait for your book to be discounted! You are indeed a good writer. Am looking forward to it.
Posted by JJ :) on June 20, 2009
have any of you voted on the header yet?
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
I LOVE Susan Boyle! Hope she does what she WANTS to do in the next few months, and those new days will soon belong to her!!!! just two weeks left, and you will be FREEEEEEEE !!!!
Posted by ZOEY on June 20, 2009
I want to share something with you, take it for what it's worth but know it is shared with good intentions and not meant to preach or anything close to it.
Over the years, although I was drawn to countless personalities, there has been only one who entered my heart and has lived there for the past 47 years. The moment I saw Barbra Streisand on Judy Garland's television show in 1963 (I was 13), she entered my heart. The love and admiration for her was instantaneous. And through all these years, the love and admiration for her has only gotten stronger and deeper. Through the years, the tabloid press has had a field day with stories about Barbra, and perhaps hundreds, thousands, millions of magazines were sold because of those stories. The stories infuriated not only Barbra, but me and no doubt all her fans. We all knew the stories were trash, but there was little we could do about those stories that were written or those that would be written in the years to come. In 1977 Barbra recorded a song on her album "Superman" to express some of her frustration over the insane stories the press were making up and printing about her. Back then, Barbra had two pet parakeets living with her, and the pets were living in a lovely, large cage. The press got wind of Barbra's pets and off they went on some cockamayne (sp) tale of the birds flying wild in Barbra's apartment. She collaborated with song writers Ron Nagle and Scott Mathews to write a song that expressed her feelings about what she called "pull-the-wool-over-the-eyes-of-the-public journalism." The song is titled Don't Believe What You Read. And below are some of the lyrics that relate to the story I just relayed about her parakeets.

Dinner and a movie
I'll just show my face in town
Rumors fly so fast that I don't try to live 'em down
Gets old answering questions why and trying to explain
Why I prefer to stay at home with friends and entertain
Don't believe it
Don't believe what you read
Don't believe it
'bout the life that we lead
Now just read in the papers that I bought some birds today
Flying all around my house
Just havin' their own sweet way
Now makes me feel so foolish cause they called my house a cage
But there's nothin' I can do
Just puts me in a rage.
Don't believe it
Don't believe what you read no, no, no
Don't believe it
'bout the life that I lead.

We all know those latest stories about Susan crying for her cat are rubbish. Don't believe them. Press hasn't calmed down about Barbra in all these years and it's not going to. Not going to calm down about Susan, either, long as she is the story, the tabloid press will exploit her. Don't believe what you read.

And as far as eccentricities . . . we all have eccentricities in one way or another. They are part and parcel of who we are, our inner workings, they are what makes us who and what we are.

Oh, Barbra has a roomate now. I never ever thought another singer/actor/entertainer would instantaneously warm my heart and touch my soul the way she did. Well, another singer/actor/entertainer did just that, and her name is Susan Boyle.

As for the trash that is written about her, well, it's just trash. As one very wise woman once advised, "Don't believe what you read!"

Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
Posted by Danny Ramone

Really liked your comments
Posted by whisper1 on June 20, 2009
Just imagine for a moment what tabloids want us to believe. That a supposedly ranting women screaming was ushered down the fire escape ….what…????????????? From the eight floor I am trying to visualize this in my mind. It sounds more like a skit from a comedy movie then truth. Therefore I do not believe a thing I read. Journalism hit a low of lowest of profession
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
ZOEY I love Barbara,too. She can sing a song with soul just like our Susan.
Posted by entropydecides on June 20, 2009
Why do I love Susan Boyle? Susan Boyle's voice, whether from my mp3 player or from the resonant chords in my head, offer so much more stimulation, so much more richness than the excrutiatingly repetitive world I now inhabit.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
ML I was glad to see you comments on huffington article by simon. I recognized the dog. Great comment.
Posted by ZOEY on June 20, 2009
Looking forward to learning more about Susan performing tomorrow, long as she is up to it.
Yet another thank you to all who are posting videos and letting us know of articles of interest.
Teesiel, just again watched your videos and welled up with tears. Can only imagine your glee at actually seeing Susan close up and personal. Thank you so much, again, for sharing that experience with us. Looking so forward to seeing your Glasgow video too!!

And to Paul, thank you for making this site available and for all you must do to maintain it so brilliantly. Please know that you and all you do is very much appreciated.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Now to really gross out the guys. Susan has the most fundamental qualification for a supernova personality--an unusual birth. Like Elvis, Caesar, et al. That was a must in the ancient world and still holds weight today.
Posted by tooncesmom on June 20, 2009
Piggie:

Yep, I do. Toonces is black and white and just turned 17. And yes, she was named after the infamous driving cat.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 20, 2009
Zoey...WE burn the trash in here!!! Enough said...if you get my drift.

Retired in Kali....Ok we'll let you in to share!!! I was just teasing about no boys allowed.

Noelle please keep posting we have missed your humor/and intellect.

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!! It was fun hanging out with friends and sharing some wit along with the great reflections on our dear Susan. Someday I hope she joins us!!

PEACE & PRAYERS,
Debi
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Just stumbled upon an interview that CBC had with Susan while I was going through the site, worth watching, that's such our Susan. Go to TV Interviews in the menu on the home page and then the CBC interview, she's so sweet.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Great ZOEY. glad you put it into perspective. I wish Barbara would call suan to support her. She really needs other successful talented singers like herself to help her deal with all this trash talk. I hope some really great singers and perfromers show up in london to hear her tomarrow noght and talk to her afterwards.
Posted by terijay on June 20, 2009
I loved your essay Zoey-- Barba,Elizabeth Taylor, The Beatles, and Susan Boyle- in my life, and just turned the BIG 6-0---in April-- those are the only "stars" who I bothered with all of these years- oh also Marilyn Monroe, but she passed away when I was so young, I didnt really discover her until i was much older

Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@ArielAZ; Include the "cripple" Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Claudius I or "I Claudius" per Robert Grave's 1934 novel) born August 1, 10 B.C. in Lugdunum (Lyon, France) who arguably ranks as the second most important Roman Emperor next to Gaius Julius Caesar.
Posted by any on June 20, 2009
"Defending Susan".
I think we should start an ORGANIZED work to defend/help Susan. Searching the net for news about Susan, posting comments on the news sites, sending emails to editors or even advertisers on news sites... if done in an organized way and on a daily basis might have a good effect.
Shall we start a new blog for "Defending Susan" & collect possible ideas & organize ourselves in groups with tasks?
Please comment & type "Defending Susan" at the top of your post so posts related to this issue can be identified easily. Thanks

Posted by Pontelle on June 20, 2009
Just a thought to lighten up the website....As a nature lover I follow www.wildlifehancock.com (I've been watching baby eagles through a web cam situated above their nest in British Columbia- New Sydney nest specifically) On their blog site they have a variety of happy, shocked, computer challenged smiley faces that really add to the blog. However I am severly computer challenged... yeh, they even have a little face banging on a computer... and don't know how I could incorporate them here.) Could some genius take a boo and see if administration would let us use them. They really are a hoot!!! and one little fsce suffices a dozen words! CHEERS!
Posted by ZOEY on June 20, 2009
OK, what is going on? I just reread the posts with my name on them and I did not write those posts. Paul, I think you have some 'splainin to do.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Uh, correction: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus born Gaius Octavius Thurinus September 23, 63 B.C. – August 19, A.D. 14 was the first Roman Emperor from 27 B.C.
Posted by Sandra-R on June 20, 2009
I think it was overload for BGT live tour to expect its performers to do 25 shows in 25 days. Other performers have taken days off.

If, for example, Susan normally goes to bed at 11 pm, she would now be getting to sleep in the middle of the night or dawn because a performer does not come down from the high of singing soon after the performance has ended. I suspect her normal sleep pattern is off. I would be physically ill if I had to go through this more than one night.

I suspect that the performers get on the bus in the early afternoon to travel to the next venue. Once they arrive, they likely need to have an early supper because they probably need to be at the venue by about 6 pm. Perhaps some, or all, of them are unable to eat since their adrenaline would be kicking in for the performance they will soon do.

The main reason entertainers take uppers and downers is because of trying to come down after a show but then having to get revved up for the next show. I once heard Johnny Cash describe this vicious circle that he had been caught up in.

Please Susan, take your rest and pace yourself. We all love you.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@whisper1 ,Right ! if all that was true she would be in a straight jacket not performing on live stage.
Posted by Meme on June 20, 2009
OK Dan...for this posse ride..uh, could I have a side car???
Night all..so happy to laugh and be upbeat tonight!
Posted by Maria Jean on June 20, 2009
Posted by any Like you idea. I try to comment on a negative article when I can.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@ZOEY: If so you'd been plished! ANYBODY can change their handle unless Magnify.net's host programs block more than one being used at a time; contact the Administator immediately!!!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Defending Susan: Perfect idea. Tasks can't take all day, though. Have to get SOME work done. I would prefer to be an assignee, rather than assigner. Just tell me what to do.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
@ZOEY , Maybe you saw your name that someone typed as a reply to you
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Retired in Kali: Jesus, Alexander (although I forget the circumstances of his unusual birth; will have to google it).
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
@ ammo

I’m only a couple of blogs behind, but yes I read your replies – you left them in different blogs like a little trail of crumbs. Thanks, possum :)

(darn, I just jumped in here but see a few posts above that you've gone)
Posted by ZOEY on June 20, 2009
Oh my word, Paul, sorry, sorry, sorry. I guess I misread one of the posts thinking it had my name on it and I was actually reading a post from someone else. APOLOGIES. I did write those posts about Barbra's experience and was very happy to be able to share them with you. Sorry again Paul.
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
@bibi, my dear, if I may be so familiar....I am still following the blogs...but don't want to say too much because my 'special friend' has returned....I read you bibi
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@SandraER; Excellent post. Understanding from number of recent press accounts that an M.D. or medical professional of some kind is "on the trail" with her I'd think she's being looked after daily. If Simon "helped" Susan in this regard I'll forgive him for anything else he's done "at" her so far.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 20, 2009
Hi, villagers! We will be staying at the Happy Valley Inn in Blackburn from June 26 to July 2!! If you want to send a nice note or letter of blessing to the people of Blackburn, which we will hand-deliver to people in the pub, the community centre, or other Blackburn hot spots, just PM us with your message or letter and we will print it out! ♥♥
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@JJ, thank you about my dog. That is a baby pic of BelBien's Remarkable Boy that was in a calendar. I helped deliver him and we've been joined at the hip since. He and one of my kitties love to listen to Susan. He wags when I play Cry Me A River over and over and over . . . :)

@Zoey, I remember that show with Judy and Barbra. As if it were yesterday. I thought they were so wonderful and you're right, Barbra has stood strong through all the bad press and Susan will, too.

Why do I love Susan? I actually loved her the minute I saw her on YouTube when she said she was going to rock that audience. She had me then, even before she sang. There was something so real and charismatic about her just at that instant that tears sprung to my eyes and I didn't doubt she would rock the audience. But when she opened her mouth, I couldn't believe how she let us see into her soul with that once-in-a-lifetime voice.

She had the guts to stand up there and be herself in a world that pressures we women into unmerciful cubbyholes and she soared. It never mattered to me if she won that contest or not. I knew there would be millions of us who would "get" her. She is fierce, funny, cheeky, very intelligent and has a way with words that is so interesting to listen to. She's someone I'd love to sit and knit with and listen to her talk on just about any subject while we sipped tea. There is real depth to that woman and it took all these years for it to be there, too.

I love her cheeks and eyes and smile. To me, she is very attractive, with or without makeup. I have frizzy, curly hair so I can relate. Any side of her is just fine with me because she is the real deal.

And @Aliz, hey, re: Huffington, thank you. I felt it needed to be said. Those people with their crude assumptions are completely unacceptable.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 20, 2009
Quick ,call up the Sun newspaper ,tell them a fan of Susan Boyle's is up on her roof screaming "Where's Susan, What have you done to our Susan , we want our Susan back!" And tell them I pulled my shirt up and scratched my stomach while climbing down the fire escape ,then I ran around the block screaming "Simon ,Piers what have you done to our Susan! "

Night all ! See ya : ]

Patriciasart has left the building.

Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Retired in Kali: Julius Casear--dictator perpetuo. Same thing. Even got the laurel leaf.

Well, it's drawing on Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By time out West.

Adios.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@ArielAZ; Circumstances behind Alexander The Great's biological creation per Wikipedia - if you can trust it! - is apocryphal, a great one at that!
Posted by chrisk on June 20, 2009
I would like to show up outside Susan's hotel or the BGT tour in a "Free Susan" t-shirt. I would have a camera and take pictures of the reporters who are hanging around. With lots of flashes in their eyes, to give them a taste of their own medicine. When they asked me what I was doing I would say it was for the "Hall of Shame".
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
I loved the embarassing moments section...posted above....Mine was in class, all students on the floor in groups...making graphs on huge graph papers....re my instructions - for fun - robots....areas, perimeters etc....no need to go into that...But when I was bending down to discuss a project with some of the boys....a sweet girl behind me said "Mrs. Grange...you have a split in your skirt"... I HAD forgotten that that particular skirt needed repairing and early that morning I was getting ready in a hurry as usual...risin at 6 a.m.

Little Willie (yes, that's his name)..came back quickly with "Hey, what colour is her underwear?" (ten year olds) I told the girl not to tell him... Most of the class, including myself, had a good giggle....the rest of the Math period was spent with some of my girls trying to staple the slit in my skirt together , ended up with pins from the school secretary. Honest...it really happended.
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
So glad I was alerted to the "interviews" on the home page, especially the Rick Warren one. Wow! TommyUSA and Brooklyn Blessings especially hope you have seen this one! Wish all the BGT folks could see it as well as the folks in Susan's home town. We all need to be reminded that the person in line at the supermarket is one of God's special creation too.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Ret. in Kali: OK, will check it out, as soon as my shows are over.
Posted by ammo on June 20, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings....lucky you..I am hoping to get one of my brothers of friends to take me there when I visit in August.... If not..I can live vicariosly through you ...
Posted by Pontelle on June 20, 2009
Just a note to anyone looking at the eagle website I mentioned for the smiley faces. SORRY!! I gave you the wrong address. It should be www.hancockwildlifechannel.org. When you get there go to Sydney new nest blog and chat where they use all these funny little faces to express different emotions. Trust me they are a hoot and take the place of many a word. So if someone who knows their way around computers could do this and administration would allow us to add them..it would be great fun! CHEERS!!
Posted by greygrannie on June 20, 2009
Zoey, thanks for writing about Barbara Steisand and the way you felt about her. A lovely tribute. I felt the same about Joan Sutherland, the opera singer and for years I couldn't stop listening to her records. Now I have Susan to listen to, and it is remarkable how she affects me. My family think I am a bit " off" but Susan has really changed my life, given me another focus, and I hope I don't leave this earth without having heard her at least once in person. Susan Boyle, you have so many people standing beside you, supporting you. We love you, Susan
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ammo; My condolences on the passing of your dad.

Much as I'd like to brag I can't talk about my embarrassments as they're all in the "adult" category.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 20, 2009
I'M DREAMING A DREAM...And Here It Is......It's What I'll Call The Susan Boyle Parties....Here's what it entails. ...on the date of Susan Boyles CD being released INTERNATIONALLY to the world ON THAT VERY DAY thousands of Susan Boyle parties take place all around the world. Here's how it would work although there could be some variations, people can do as they please but I would suggest that a host of a Susan Boyle Party they would have at least 7 persons come to their home who have given their money to them [the host] beforehand to pick up their new Susan Boyle CD and they would be distributed to all at the party. At the party the CD can be listened to, the audition tape and perhaps others. Im sure many would agree it would not be too hard to ask their friends or neighbours if they'd be interested in coming to such an event as many would be intrigued of wanting to buy her new CD anyway.

Now as the date approaches the media would be talking about this global event for that's what we can make it. When it's reported how many Susan parties will be taking place around the world one has to wonder if the sales of her CD will even more so go through the roof perhaps breaking records for any entertainer. I would say the British tabloids have had their say, some of the British people who didn't support Susan have had their say, but now ladies and gentlemen of the world isn't it time we stood up and said our piece ? They've cast their votes and now its about time that we cast ours. I would like to believe that future generations will look back and acknowledge that many in the world did the right thing by refusing to put up with the demeaning of a good person and an incredibly great talent who blessed the world and should receive the proper recognition for doing so. At the "Susan Party" you can have a cake with her name on it or something like "I Dreamed A Dream" to encourage all others to reach out for their potential. A petition can be taken up with all present signing it insisting that the UN award her the Nobel Peace Prize.

If Al Gore can receive it for his work in environmentalism why couldn't Susan receive the same for providing great inspiration to the world at a time when it most desparately needed it ? No this is not about hero worship or failing to show balance and perspective ....we do recognize that Susan is mere mortal like the rest of us......but if many in the world can have their annual every year Super Bowl party celebrating the throwing of a pig skin in the air [American football] then why can't a great many at least show a ONE TIME recognition to a talent who has caused all spirits to soar and who leads us to believe that anything is possible....I Dreamed A Dream....Will You Dream Along With Me ? My wife and I are going to have a Susan Boyle party on the day of her CD release....any of you good fine people care to do the same? Who knows...this might even be part of a Susan Boyle movie...the final chapter of what the world has to say about it . :-)

Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
AMMO, your experience reminds me of the time I was working in the District Clerk's office, County Courthouse. Mini-skirts/dresses were kinda new and I wasn't accustomed to navigating in them. The Clerk's office was a huge one usually full of attorney's, judges, etc. It was a busy time when I stooped over in my purple mini-dress to place a file in its drawer....with my back to the whole office full of people. Yessireee! They told me about that REAL quick! LOL!

BROOKLYN BLESSINGS, I'd LOVE to send a supportive note along to Susan, but I can't access this site's message features. It's been removed from my profile.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Bobber2; The "global event" is the day Susan goes "Diamond" (10,000,000 sales) on her first CD Album per RIAA Certification (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA_certifications).

Theoritically, Susan's already gone 5 x 2,000,000 Digital Double Platinum just on her original BGT performance via YouTube, not ONE PENNY of which she's profited from, anybody else for that matter - astounding!
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
What's this about Wimbledon? I've been out and about all day, enjoying nice summer weather! Anyway, it makes more sense that Susan might be resting up to sing "God Save the Queen" for the opening of Wimbledon than to believe that she's been getting stuck in revolving doors and standing out on balconies screaming for her cat. :-P If somebody gets a video of Susan singing there, please post it ASAP!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit, re. my earlier post above; Am PRAYING for Susan to sing something - ANYTHING - new, THIS website would exploded in pandemonium if she'd did!
Posted by fano123 on June 20, 2009
My most embarrassing moment. I was a junior sales rep in international sales for my company. It was the mid 80s when China was first opening up. I was entertaining a group from Beijing.

I'm from the Boston area and they asked me to take them to a place where they could eat something indigenous to Boston. I took them to a high class restaurant for lobster.

Before I could teach them how to crack open the shells with the nut crackers, they started ripping the claws off the lobsters and eat them shell and all. They then proceeded to spit the shells out onto the table and floor.

Within 15 minutes we had a pile of lobster shells 10 inches high on the table and the surrounding floor. All the tables sitting next to us promptly got up and left.

After paying the bill, and on my way out, the restaurant manager pulled me aside and explained that I was not welcome in that restaurant ever again!!!

Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 20, 2009
I think she HAS to sing what she did on BGT while she is on tour. Will be glad when this tour is over so she CAN sing something else SHE would, I am sure, like to!!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
ROFL, fano! Good on ya!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@fano, Eeeeeeewwwwww, that would have been embarassing, OMG.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@Retired - I just think it would be great for her to sing for the Queen! Though of course the Queen's already got Susan on her iPod. ;-)
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
fano,---I think you win the prize for "most embarrassing moment!!" Yikes!!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
We really do need "FREE SUSAN" T-shirts. It's an appropriate in-your-face "salute" to all who have made Susan's transition from village girl to global superstar more difficult that it needs to be.

Bobber2: I think your dream scenario is entirely do-able. This is precisely how Barack Obama galvanized a good any voters. There were more than 200,000 "house parties" in the weeks leading up to Election Day. How much fun would this be -- and what a kick in the pants to the media skeptics! Let's be there!
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
Most embarrassing moment - Teaching a large class of children at our riding academy outside Chicago, I was tired of having kids let their horses stop and get down to roll and scratch their backs. (Itchy little problem with livery horses in the summer.) I pompously mounted a notorious "roller" and told the kids I would show them how to keep their horse moving forward and not put its head down to roll. My "roller", at almost a trot with his head high as could be, dropped to the ground under me, much to the glee of my class. Face red and britches muddy and not so pompous after that.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit; She'll be singing before Her Majesty The Queen (see this for listing of all her titles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II) SOONER than all of us think, particularly as I DO think The Queen has a personal liking of her.
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Ruth,---I'm seriously getting one made on Monday. I previously said "tomorrow,"---but then remembered that tomorrow's Sunday. Monday will have to do! I think it's a great show of support---and will be a terrific keepsake, to remember Susan's "bad ol' days!" FREE SUSAN!!
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
Everybody is sharing their most embarrassing moments -- I don't know if I can share mine and NOT be totally embarrassed all over again! I wasn't feeling well this particular Sunday morning, -- had a cold along with an upset digestive system, but my husband and I went to church anyway - I think there was something special going on that morning. After church, we were standing in the foyer talking to another couple (I was anxious to get home and get out of the pantyhose that were becoming increasingly uncomfortable as my digestive unrest progressed. All of a sudden I had a horrific sneeze -- and the pent-up gas I had been squeezing my butt cheeks to hold was noisily forced out. My husband and the other couple didn't quite know what to do, so I just kept on talking as if nothing had happened. The incident haunts me to this day -- some 30 years later!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle: You say "send message" has been removed from your profile. So do you mean when you click on someone else's profile, the "send message" is not available? That's how I send private messages, not from my own profile, but by clicking on the icon of the person I want to send to.
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
Having moderators for the new forum is a great idea. But please don't pick any of those radicals from that u-tube. They will run everyone off from here as they have done over there. Well every one except the dozen or so of them that spend 18 hrs each day there. This is much to good of a fan site to have it ruined.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Ruth F; Susan herself famously patented a "salute" during her first BTG performance; also, Susan - herself - surely has employed a number of "others" during her life as well!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 20, 2009
Howdy Brooklyn Blessings,

My gosh, have a wonderful time in Blackburn, West Lothian and please pass on the following from an ol' cowhand down Louisiana way to the folks in Susan's Pub...

Howdy Folks,

Gotta be kinda funny, a whole town gettin' fan letters
from halfway around the world. But, this here is one from
an ol' cowhand down Louisiana way...at the South end of the mighty Mississippi River...a place called New Orleans.

First let me say to the owner of the Pub where Susan sang that your television interview a couple months back
was absolutely fantastic. I loved your answer when asked
how the town was reactin' to all the press coveage... "Gosh, we've been brushin' our teeth for a whole week!" If I hadn't fallen in love with your town
before then, I sure did when you said that! My kinda town...

Well, ya gotta right to be downright proud. That wee
lassie that sang in your Pub has now captured the hearts of millions of folks throughout the world. And as we've
learned more and more about the nice folks in Blackburn,
we've grown rather fond of your village...and the folks who live there.

We've noticed things, like that Council man building
Susan a new gate for her fence. We've noticed the local
paper sharin' Susan's fanmail with her over the phone.
And, we've noticed her friends and neighbors sayin' "Just
let the lassie sing!"

Well, God Bless you folks. And thank you for sharin'
with the whole world someone mighty special indeed. The
lady deliverin' this message is a member of Susan's world
wide fan site, as am I, and over 23,300 others! Our fans
site has been growin' each and every day...it'll be even
bigger by the time you get this.

Blackburn has good reason to be mighty proud...and we
send you folks all the best. Adios for now. Talk to ya
on down the trail.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
You're a brave woman, GritsT,---I'll give ya that, Honey!!---(c:
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@GritsT, that is so funny, I have colitis and know that when it happens it is so not funny, but when you read about it....
Posted by Susan43212 on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, too funny! If that had happened to me, I'd just want to forget it; but it is all in good fun. Thanks for the laughter.
Posted by HereToday on June 20, 2009
@ML - what a brilliant description of what it is that makes us women love Susan "She had the guts to stand up there and be herself in a world that pressures we women into unmerciful cubbyholes and she soared."
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@mclim; Don't know if you'd seen my "proclamation" some days back as being one of the first "major" cash donors in keeping Susan-Boyle.com going; the $1,000 I'd forked over likely will be used in part to pay for forum maintenance expenses which I DO hope includes "fair moderators."
Posted by Martha Ellen on June 20, 2009
Luv ya Miss Susan Margaret Boyle. You remember to take care of you. Hugs.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
Okay, I rarely make off-topic posts, so hopefully I won't get slammed for this one. It's a joke that I was reminded of after reading GritsT's embarassing moment.

A woman is riding on a bus when she feels a huge gas bubble in her butt. She tries to hold it in, but it's getting harder and harder. There is music playing on the bus though, so she thinks, "Ah, okay, I'll time the 'expulsions' with the loud parts." She does this 4 or 5 times, synchronizing some very loud and long expulsions with the crescendos in the music. As the bus nears her stop, the woman heads to the front and notices people giving her very strange looks. It is only after she gets off the bus that she realizes.....she was listening to her iPod!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
*****Posted by piggie on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle: You say "send message" has been removed from your profile. So do you mean when you click on someone else's profile, the "send message" is not available? That's how I send private messages, not from my own profile, but by clicking on the icon of the person I want to send to. ****

PIGGIE, I began wondering why no one was responding to any of the messages I was sending them via their blue envelope one day, so I checked my profile and my blue envelope was gone, thus my ability to send or respond to messages was gone, however I can receive them, just can't respond via message feature.
Posted by Susan43212 on June 20, 2009
GritsT, I'm still wiping away my tears from laughing so hard. See what you started TXNoelle.
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
@ Brooklyn Blessings

To the dear folks in Blackburn, West Lothian:

Thank you for sharing your dear friend, Susan Boyle, with us in the USA and the world. The thousands of fans in our on-line family are inspired by her courage, nearly overwhelmed by her talent, and are very aware of her love for her friends and neighbors in Blackburn. We are sure you must be sad to have her away. Do be comforted that her gift is being shared around the world, and it is a rare gift of honesty, humility, and love.

Sincerely,
Kate Hopkins, Wheeling, Illinois USA
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
@Piggie -- ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
LOL, Grits! I can truly relate! One of these times, I'll hafta tell ya about my youngest giving me the nickname "Trumpet but" (snicker)for my WalMart spectacular.
Posted by jordie on June 20, 2009
Lots of fun here tonight....Free Susan is a good one to include in any emails we send to those Trashcan newspapers. What a picture to see 23,000 of us rushing around in our Tshirts yelling "Free Susan"...
I am off to bed...shall return as usual tomorrow...Have good nights my SusaFamily!!!
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle -- you got mail!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
ROFLMAO, Piggie! Awesome anecdote!
Posted by Boylemania on June 20, 2009
Maybe it is in BGT's contract that she sang the same 2 songs that she sang in the audition and semi final for BGT LIVE TOUR. If we are really genuine fans of Susan there shouldnt be any explosion in pandemonium if she still sing the same songs on the ongoing BGT live tour. The real fans will support her all the way no matter what. And will not pay lip service. Anyone who had in mind thinking of explosion in pandemonium in this website if she still sing the same songs are equavilent to the tabloids who had nothing to do but critising only. They are even worse than our enemy, the british tabloids and other media. The purpose of us here is to fully support Susan with all our hearts and minds no matter what. Long live Susan! Long live to your singing career! Long live susan boyle.com fansite. Thank you.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, a great big thank you for bringing laughter back to the site. :)
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
Someone was talking about whimsy.

Has anyone seen “The Enchanted Cottage”? Our national broadcaster used to play old BW movies in the early hours of the morning. That’s how I saw it. It was a lovely movie.

Plot from Wikipedia:

“When Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) is disfigured by war wounds, he hides from his family (Spring Byington) and fiancée (Hillary Brooke), renting a cottage from Mrs. Minnett (Mildred Natwick). Laura Pennington (Dorothy McGuire) is a shy, homely maid who tidies up the place. Oliver and Laura gradually fall in love and discover that their feelings for each other have mysteriously transformed them. He appears handsome to her, and she seems beautiful to him. This is only perceived by the two lovers (and the audience), not by others. Laura comes to believe that the cottage is "enchanted" because it was once often rented to honeymoon couples."

We never thought that Susan was in any way ugly in appearance or spirit, but because others write such toxic stuff and many don’t like her, I wonder if we are living in some kind of ‘enchanted village’, where we see and hear such beauty coming from Susan? Do you have to have special ears and eyes? Or is it life experience?

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
That's Susan-Boyle.com fansite.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle: hmmm....I'm still confused, or else I've been using the message feature wrong. I checked my own profile, and I don't have the envelope either! But I've been able to send and receive messages. I click someone's name, then click the envelope under their name to send the message. When they respond, it comes to the email address that I provided when I registered. In that email there is a link to respond back. So I've gotten responses, even though I do not have the envelope on my profile either.

[Apologies for posting this to the group, but given TXNoelle's PM problems I'm not sure she'd see this otherwise!]
Posted by ponylady on June 20, 2009
@Boylemania Opps! Check back. The post suggested that if she DID sing something new the pandemonium would break out. Not if she sang the two she apparently has to. I understand how easy it is to misread all this small print. Your heart is in the right place though and clearly you will defend our star through thick and thin.
Posted by Randma on June 20, 2009
This has been one HILARIOUS night of blogging...don't know when I have laughed so much at so many different episodes of pure "human-ness". To all who were brave and shared these moments, I say "thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU and thank you some more". Adds more meaning to the song "Thanks for the Memories". This blog tonight has undoubtedly added many more distinct memories for a number of us..
Night now and look forward to hearing more from y'all tomorrow night (after our big family Father's Day get-togethers).
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Dear Retired in FBK - I'm laughing out loud as I imagine all of the "salutes" Susan may have -- and, I hope, has -- used during her 48 years on earth!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
bibi,---I think the difference is seeing not just with the eyes, but with the heart.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
*****Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle -- you got mail!*****

No, chere, I didn't get the mail.
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle -- So what email address do you have on your profile here -- I sent it using the "blue envelope."
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@Grits, bless your heart. Sometimes what can you do? It happens to the best of us. You're lucky your husband is not like mine. Mine would have started laughing and made it worse for me. Big Susan Kiss to you!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle, @GritsT: Some messages also end up in my spam folder, do you check that as well?
Posted by Susan43212 on June 20, 2009
It's been a fun blogging evening and I have to go now. Thank you everyone that has shared their embarrassing moments with us. Laughter is good for the soul.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
*** Piggie wrote: But I've been able to send and receive messages. I click someone's name, then click the envelope under their name to send the message. When they respond, it comes to the email address that I provided when I registered. In that email there is a link to respond back. So I've gotten responses, even though I do not have the envelope on my profile either.***

PIGGIE, I just sent you a message using the blue envelope on your profile, chere. Didja get it?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
@Grits and @TXN, Tommy sent me an e-mail a few blogs back and Ii didn't receive it, asked him 3 times to resend which he did and finally almost 24 hours later I recieved his e-mail (one of the 4 he sent, original and resends).
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
I have this e-mail problem also. I don't have the envelope in my profile. I think because I was an early member, in April. Yet I have received e-mails from others. I click on the response link to them and ask them to reply. Then I get an e-mail address from them and I put them in my addresses with their real names and then send a regular reply so that they get my name and e-mail address.

I e-mailed Paul (SusanBoyleFan at the top of the comments portal on the home page) twice in the past two days, asking him to please put the envelope on my profile because I think there are others like me who don't know how to send that first e-mail otherwise.

I still can't figure out how people e-mailed me in the first place.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
Oh, yeah. I only get urgent requests from some nutjob in some other country to send them my banking info in my spam folder, PIGGIE.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
If you look at your own profile the blue envelope doesn't appear which makes sense. However if you look at other people's profiles, a few of them because maybe some people don't want a blue envelope and you don't see any blue envelopes anywhere then yes there could be a problem.
Posted by mclim on June 20, 2009
Embarrassing moments. Mine happened when I was 17 years old and working as a waitress at a local Howard Johnson's Restaurant. This was in 1969 and back then your hair had to be either cut short like a boys almost, or you had to wear these god awful hair nets. I have very long hair so everyday after school and before work I would gather it all up, put it on top of my head, and place a nylon stocking over it to keep it there. I then put on a wig to wear to work. Wigs were also very popular at that time. Well it was a Friday nite and Friday nites were exhausting. We had standing line all evening, out the door and around the building. We never stopped running. We also had those big coat racks beside every table where people hung their coats and hats. I was very tired and standing at a table taking an order when I got a little to close to the coat rack. I left the table in a hurry to turn their order in to the kitchen and barely felt something pull on my head. I paid no attention to it at all as I was to busy to even care. Until, the whole entire dining room busted out laughing and every single person there was looking at me. I stopped dead in my tracks. Back on that coat rack hung my wig and there I stood with a hideous panty hose on top of my head. I looked like a moron. I wanted to die. But, I made really good tips that night. Goodness, even people I had not waited on gave me tips for providing the entertainment. Its been a long time ago. 40 years and I have never forgotten it
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
I've gotten emails from others on this blog, but didn't notice how long it took to get to me..........so maybe the time lag is at play here, huh?
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle -- So what email address do you have on your profile here -- I sent it using the "blue envelope." ***

GRITS, I have the same email address that I'm posting right now, noelparsons@ymail.com I've posted it here before, so yall don't have a stroke.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle ..no one has an envelope on their own profile. Are there envelopes on other people's profiles?
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@ArielAZ, I'm not sure we can see the blue envelope on our own profiles. I know I never had it, yet can send and receive emails from you guys. Though sometimes it does seem to take an hour or more til they show up.

@TXNoelle: Nope, haven't gotten yours yet, but as I said, sometimes it takes awhile. Got to say g'nite now, but I'll let you know tomorrow if it shows up!
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
I don't have the blue envelope on my profile either.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Oh mclim, that's too funny!!!! Howard Johnson's, that elicits great memories for me, we always stayed and ate there on our summer vacations to the US. Still crave the HOJO clam roll, sigh....
Posted by GritsT on June 20, 2009
Gonna go take a hot bath & turn in for the night, y'all. Have a restful night -- be back some time tomorrow.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
@ArielAZ

LOL....a smart lady like you hasn't figured out yet how to send an email. I bet you feel stupid now! Just kidding.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
Just did my nightly Google Susan Boyle news scans for posting on the "Travel Pod" website (re. my earlier post), this link put up little over an hour ago:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/columnists/mcintosh/2009/06/21/blame-britain-s-got-talent-not-sad-susan-boyle-115875-21458533/

has a decent photo of Susan blowing a kiss to the audience; don't know at all if it or another similar has been posted on Susan-Boyle.com. The op. article isn't offensive in MY opinion BTW.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
MCLIM, I'm laffin' here, chere, over your wig anecdote. I jerked mine off on purpose in a nightclub one night, but my tips didn't increase at all. Lucky you! LOL!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
There are a couple of people who apparently have asked that their "blue envelope" be disabled,---so they can't receive messages. Old Dan may be one of them. But if you go to most other people's profile pages, there's a blue box and you can message them through that. If I go to my own profile page, I don't see the blue box, though. Other people can click on my page and get it,---but I guess you can't see it on your own page. At least that's been MY experience.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Casey'sMom: so if other people look at my profile, they see the Send Me A Message link. I just don't see it when I check my own profile. But it is there??
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
ArielAZ....read above

Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle ..no one has an envelope on their own profile. Are there envelopes on other people's profiles? ***

Yes, the blue envelopes on other peep's profiles are to send them a message to their email. BTW, I *did* have a blue envelope on my profile that I could see before I lost the ability to send messages here.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Aroseblush: you know by now that I'm too smart for my own good.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
WAMcKinley, yes, that must be it. I think that's why I was first interested in Susan. Her singing was very good, but it wasn't the sort of music I normally listen to. It was her pluckiness and courage and humour that engaged me at first.

Being "speed challenged", as Ponylady has so charmingly put it(cracked me up that did), I don't download much in the way of youtubes at all. Teesiel's were the first since Susan's first bgt appearance that I'd listened to. The sound was so good that I began to understand why everyone finds her voice so thrilling. There's something about it that verges on the numinous - as with all great singers. It's mysterious.

@ Teesiel. Thank you so very much. Now I 'get it' ... what everyone is raving about ... thanks to your videos.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle...click my profile and my blue envelope...send me a Howdee! I want to see if I will get it.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
ArielAZ....I will remember in the future that you said that. ROFLOL
Posted by PIGGIE on June 20, 2009
@WAM: That's correct. When you go to your account, there is a question "Allow community members to contact you" where you can enter yes or no. If you've said no, then obviously you are not going to be able to receive messages.

@ArielAZ: See above. If you checked off "yes" next to "allow community members to contact you" then others should be able to send you mail. I just checked and you do have the blue envelope.
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@HereToday, you have mail!
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
GritsT: just clicked on your purty face. It's there.

Problem solved. Will e-mail Paul that I understand now. Very clear explanation McKinley.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
ArielAZ:

Sweetheart...How do you think I sent you mail this week? You checked the box.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Yes, ArielAZ, it's there, you can't see it in your own profile like I can't see my blue envelope in mine, why would I be sending myself an e-mail, I guess is the point. Not trying to be a smarty pants because I thought the same thing originally when I looked at my profile and checked other people's profiles and the blue envelope was there and then realized, okay, now it makes sense that I can't see it in my profile. I'm very new at this myself, never was part of a fansite, have only had a personal computer for about 2 months...
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@MCLIM, OMG, that is so funny. And at 17, you think you'll never get over it but here you are, telling us and we're all loving it. :)
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle...click my profile and my blue envelope...send me a Howdee! I want to see if I will get it. ***

Just did, IM. Bet ya didn't get it, though.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***You have been sent a message from Susan Boyle FanSite.

Sent by: IvoryMist

Did you get this? ***

Yep, I got it, and I replied, but I'll bet you don't receive the reply either, chere.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 20, 2009
@Noelle; Nice couple of days "breaking the vow" again because of blog subjects.

Time now for my nightly rest; "hibernation" begins pending the next blogging opportunity.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle....Funny!
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
If you were to come home to a (spare)bedroom full of mail....what would you do?

my 11 year old answer: to find the right one and make out with him.

So, I know where my oldest mind really is. LOL

I asked my husband the same question: I'd open every single one and see if there's money inside.

my youngest age four: I don't know.

Me: I'd shit my pants with utter shock

Posted by WAMcKinley on June 20, 2009
Retired in Flat Broke Kal:---Yes, WASN'T that an interesting perspective in that article??! Don't know when a publication has come out and so blatantly put the blame where it deserved to be placed like that! But I really appreciated it. Thanks for posting the link!!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Yes..TXNOelle...I got it...you said "Bet you won't get it"
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, you have a blue envelope in your profile, I sent you a test message. Let's see if you get it.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
CASEY'S MOM, message recv'd to which I replied, but betchya don't receive the reply, chere.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
You're kidding, IvoryMist!!! It's working now???? I'm amazed. It hasn't worked for so lonnnnnng!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
You said.."you won't recieve my reply"

Ok...I replied....did YOU get it?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle, I did get your reponse. All seems back to normal.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
All's well that ends well!
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Hitting the sack for the night, folks. As always, have enjoyed "listening in" on your conversations and occasionally contributing. Many smiles and outright laughs tonight.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that whatever Susan decides to do with respect to the Sunday shows, her decision is respected by all. No booing if she performs and no backbiting if she doesn't. Let's invite the media to put themselves in her place: unknown to known-by-all (and criticized by press hacks) in a few short weeks. How would they handle it? Better than Susan? (And, I have a bridge to sell you...)

Good night, and God bless - Ruth
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Yes, Lord bless me, I clicked the box. But how was I to know the blue envelope would never materialize for me. One shouldn't play tricks on paranoid people. However, I have been enlightened and now I must rely on trust. If I continue to get e-mails from my witty peers than I shall know I remain activated and that the blue envelope exists in an alternate universe. That is all I ask. I sent Paul my apologies for bothering him.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
I have news. I have seen the new forum for the Susan Boyle site. It is amazing, very sophisticated, and must have taken Paul days to put it all together. It's very thorough, and its going to take some getting used to. Very large site. Lots of threads.
Posted by any on June 20, 2009
Defending Susan: @ArielAZ, It will not be a lot of work. Example: I can collect the web sites with positive/negative news about Susan & post them daily. Then others can post comments on those web sites. First we can focus on the 10 biggest names in the news industry. Then we can grow up our list of sites. If every one of those 10 sites gets some 100 comments in Susan's interest daily, that will help. It is the same news on all sites.If you can not articulate something fast, you can copy/paste your comments on different sites. A lot of things can be done.
Please help spread the word.

Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
@roseblush...how in the world did you get to see it?
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
The best part is we can instant message each other while partiscipating on the threads (blogs)
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Good question IvoryMist, I was going to ask that too!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
YAY, I can now send and recv messages from the fansite!

Okay, I'll tell yall about the "Trumpet Butt" incident and I just remembered it was in KMart before WalMart came on the scene. My kids were young, pre-teens. We were browsing one of those sales tables in KMart when one of those pfffttts! snuck up on me. There was only one other man browsing there on the other side of the table. I tried bravely to hold it back, but it wouldn't cooperate and in the clench, it wound up sounding like a long high squeal from a trumpet.

My kids RAN from the table!!!! (p'ing my big girl panties here just thinkin' about it) The man frowned and glared at me, so I just put on my innocent, not doin' nothin' face and continued to browse, then slid away quietly in a bit.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush...is it at a different link?
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
IvoryMist...Now, that's a secret, but it won't be long till we all can register on the site. Paul is sprucing it up....giving it some zing
Posted by Casey'smom on June 20, 2009
Okay, late here now (12:30 AM), good night to all, thank you for a very funny positive blog.

God Bless.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
But it is a huge site, you can switch from one topic to another
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
IvoryMist: Yes, it's a new link.
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Defending Susan: Articulation is my middle name. Sounds good.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Hope there's an edit button...lol
I hate secrets...how long will it be a secret?
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
OK...found it...lol
Posted by Bobber2 on June 20, 2009
Ruth Stated :This is precisely how Barack Obama galvanized a good any voters. There were more than 200,000 "house parties" in the weeks leading up to Election Day. How much fun would this be -- and what a kick in the pants to the media skeptics! Let's be there!

My Response: Thanks for your reponse Ruth and i didn't know that Obama actually did that....interesting....but im not sure how I could galvanize Susan Boyle fans...maybe they don't think its a good idea or maybe my three long paragraphs they thought they'd skip by that I put down above....anybody who would consider examining my last post above I would sincerely appreicate it though not because I need my self esteem stroked but I do think the idea has potential and would like to hear people opinions. Thankyou kindly if you good people would. :-)
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Ivory Mist....What did you find?
Posted by ArielAZ on June 20, 2009
Night all. Going to watch my DVR of As Time Goes By and give my cat Duke some much needed attention.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
the link to the new forum
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
wow!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
G'nite Ariel...I hope you have less stressful end of the evening..lol. Send me some email!!!!
Posted by lisa in iowa on June 20, 2009

Just watched Glasgow again and wondered how much access Susan would have had to live big name concerts like this...and now she's the star in a live big name concert...How often would she have had a chance to see Elton John...or Elaine Page live....maybe just on TV...not only is she totally out of her element...she has no control over her life...when I am stressed, I like to bake and eat...Susan doesn't have the luxury of home made chocolate chip cookies...her own recipe...or tea the way she likes it a home...some of the de-stressing things that we have....if I were her, I'd draw a bubble bath and stay in there for hours at a time...with ice cream
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Ivory MIst...You are a detective. You are not supposed to be on that site. Get off there.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Sure is nice....wish there were more people there!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
It's not finished yet...Paul is still working on it..but what a site....many, many threads
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Will this one be closed down?
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
It's going to take the membership some time to get used to it. I like the Instant Message.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
NO
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Big job to transfer all the videos...must be a headache!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
This site will still be available.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
Hey, Bobber2,

Before turning in, wanted to give you some more information. Obama's campaign built a big e-mail list and invited people on the list to host "house parties." The campaign provided some support in the way of pre-written invitations and so forth, as well as getting news coverage. To build on your concept, we could think of some subset of the members of this fansite to be analogous to Obama's e-mail list -- we'd be the supporters who would host the house parties to celebrate the release of Susan's CD. A few talented people on this site could volunteer to play a role similar to Obama's campaign staff -- doing the PR and providing support to members hosting parties.

It's fun to think about small house parties happening more or less simultaneously from coast to coast to honor Susan! -

Ruth
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Yep...He has done a phenominal amount of work on this.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Most forums have instant messaging.
All forums have clickable links! (except this one)
They all have EDIT buttons.
Anyways...the free forums have all of the above!
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Are you a Moderator?
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
That's a great idea Ruth F, and believe it or not Paul has thought about that too
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Yes, I hope to be.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Let's say I have applied for a job.
Posted by Ruth F on June 20, 2009
aroseblush - Great minds :-) !
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
There is a daily calendar on there where Susan Boyle events will be posted...the kind of situation tha RuthF was talking about is possible with approval from the Administrator
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
a lot of smart cookies on our site tonight...love the creativity
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
aroseblush, you tommyUSA and Wild o'dan would make great mods. I'm so happy that it will be open soon because different categories will help us keep on topic.
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
@ Paul. Great news about the new forum. Thanks for this site too.

I hope all the blogs from here will be archived. As a late comer to this site there's a massive amount still there to read that's of interest. There's probably lots of members in that boat:)
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
I have a feeling that many people will still be at this site...even if there is the new one!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Its a huge site sassyone...its even going to take me time to get it down...alot like AOL in the old days, which I am used to....these threads are all different topics to which people can reply to
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
and you can vote on individual posts...by using tags
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Can you create your own thread?
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
the more popular the post, the more tags it has
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@IvroyMist, why do you think people will stay here and not at the new one? Just curious.

@aroseblush, will there be bouncing emoticons and such that upset people so much? I don't mind either way, just hate to see people get so upset.
Posted by Debp on June 20, 2009
Looking forward to the forum.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
aroseblush is it PHP based? or CGI? all forums are big, I used to run one years ago but I closed it down when I became a full time working mother. I have a lot of time right now because I have my own business and I can set my own hours. It's nice being the boss not the employee.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
yes, as I read the FAQ page...you can but there again, Paul is calling for oversight on that
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
you can open multiple pages at once
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle:

Glad to have you back chere. It has been too long. You always did bring fun to this fan club while still supporting out lovely Susan. You got any new cooking recipes ??
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@Debp, hi!
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Sassyone....I will send you an email on this.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
there will be avatars or you can post your own picture no larger than 100 X 100
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
so I have to do some editing on this picture if I want to use it on the site
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@Irish Latta,

Since I do professional tennis photography for Billie Jean King .... if Susan sings at Wimbledon i will be able to get s picture of her. If I do I wilI get a copy for you. I remember you posted before that you love tennis. I hope you have the Tennis Channel. :)
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Ok...one more question....did Paul tell you to tell us about the new forum, or are you just doing it on your own.

ML...the reason I say that many people will come here...is because it is the site where 23,000 people are registered. It has been here since April 13th...and there is so much here. I doubt that Paul will take it to the other site.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
Now, MDILLOW....you know I only posted recipe ideas here about a possible Southern USA version of haggis in honor of Susan, chere.

And a few posters got their knickers in a knot about the recipe talk, even though it was about honoring Susan. Southerners cook to honor people.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Hope we are told what site to look for. Hope we are not all left behind. I don't really want this site to close myself. I like everyone here and am familiar with how this site works. Will we have to sign up on the new one too?
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Maybe there will be a joke page for you Noelle!
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
In response to the many comments (on previous blog) expressing horror at the thought of Susan having to return to her poverty striken, nightmarish(?) life in Blackburn, it might be wise to consider her own thoughts on this before deciding for ourselves what's best for her.

quote: Given her popularity in the US, could she be tempted by a move to New York or Los Angeles? “Oh no, I am going to stay in Blackburn, West Lothian. This is where I belong. My family is here and they are a great support to me. They are right behind me but they also keep my feet firmly on the ground.”

It would also be good to acknowledge the fact that the FIRST THING she planned to do with her money (when she gets some) was to purchase her home in Blackburn.

Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Paul does not want members on the site until he has finished it...IvoryMist...it is still a work in progress. He spoke to me in an email because I applied as a moderator. He sent me the link to have a look see around.
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 20, 2009
TXNoelle is right, southerners cook to honor people, and any special occasion like graduations, funerals, babies, sickness, weddings, showers, any special life event, people cook meals. It's like what you do...always, everytime....
Posted by IvoryMist on June 20, 2009
Thanks, aroseblush for all the info.....will be interesting, for sure!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
aroseblush what is the saite called
Posted by Marie Ursula on June 20, 2009
@piggie re iPod expulsions ~ I haven't laughed so hard for weeks!
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
aroseblush i was asking what was the new site(not saite) called
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
aliz: I would prefer not to answer that until Paul announces it to the membership. Please understand that the site is still being worked on.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush - Are you officially speaking for Paul, now? I thought you were just one of the (many) members, and a fairly new one at that, compared to some of the "old-timers," but it looks to me in your recent posts that you have assumed a role as a representative of or liaison for Paul on this site. Maybe I missed something in the zillions of comments where this was announced? Just wondering, and feeling a bit confused, here.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Noone is there. It's just an empty shell right now.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@TXoelle chere, them gonna have to get dem knickers outta dat knot. I am ready for that Cajun cookin'. :)
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle - The only haggis recipe I'd even think of looking at had better be a vegetarian version... :-D
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Bohemian Spirit: Calm down. I am not usurping anyone's position on this site. At the top of this blog there is a notification from the site administrator, Paul. Maybe you should read that, and it will clear up any misconceptions
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit,
I was wondering the same thing.

@Aroseblush, you just joined the fan club just recently. Are you a liaison for Paul ?? There seems to be a lot of confusion and secrecy here. Since this fan club started a long time ago I don't think the members should like being kept in the dark especially since many have donated their money to support this fan club. So, what is your story ??
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush - I wasn't upset. I was just trying to figure out why suddenly you're doing a lot of posting speaking for Paul, that's all. I'm not on the site 24/7, so I thought maybe there was something in the comments that I missed that explained why you were speaking for Paul. In the past, he usually speaks for himself, either in the original blog post (which I read, but it didn't say anything about you one way or another) or in the comments section.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
aroseblush I am just hoping this one won't go down and that we will be told what the added one is. You know I am not that coordinated. I can't chew gum and walk at the same time. Hope it won't be too confusing to those of us who are computer challenged. We will ask you lots of questions I am sure. Is that where DJG and reinder have been too. Haven't seen them at all today. They are so computer savie themselves, just like you. Thanks for the informatiion Aliz
Posted by Marie Ursula on June 20, 2009
@Lovebites at 3-something p.m. ~ I really appreciate your introspection on why Susan Boyle has not only touched your heart but also motivated you to act ~ at the very least, by participating in this Fan Site. I think a lot of us Villagers feel the same. It's hard to explain to people who have not yet moved into the Village.
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle, don't feel bad. I think I upset someone because I posted way earlier about planting Bachelor Buttons in honor of Tommy along with Blushing Susies in my planter boxes in honor of Susan because they remind me of her. I guess we can't make everyone happy.

And while I have you gracious Southern Ladies attention, tell me the best recipe for Pecan Pralines that you know, please??? There aren't too many people here right now so they may not get angry with us. LOL
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle - The only haggis recipe I'd even think of looking at had better be a vegetarian version...***

What?!! Ya say ya want it stuffed in a Venus fly trap!! Ewwwwwww
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@ML - Don't know much about Southern cooking, but Pecan Pralines sounds GOOD! :-D
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle - No, 'cause Venus Fly Traps only eat MEAT. :-P Though it's doubtful that anything in Haggis could be classified as "meat," so....
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
BohemianSpirit: It's simple, I applied as a moderator for the new site. Paul emailed me back with his thoughts, and sent me info on the new site. End of story. The fact that I am a somewhat a new member has nothing to do with it, or does it? Not trying to 'ruffle feathers' here, simply trying to help this site grow and mature for the sake of Susan Boyle.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
Hey aroseblush thanks for clarifying things for us and giving uss a heads up as to what will be coming down the pike for us.
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
aroseblush ok will look for it when it comes through. I am excited for the new forum for it's many features. When you have a fan base this big it gets really hard to know who you're replying too.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
The Magnify site will not go down Aliz. It will stay as it is, and always has been.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Thanks Sassyone.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
ML, you can find scrumptious recipes for Pecan Pralines on Emeril's website just for the taking, chere. Here's the URL:
http://www.emerils.com/recipes-search?keywords=Pecan+Pralines&category=&sort_by=title&x=44&y=19
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
Hi TX Noelle - vegi version of Haggis lmao. Let's hope, I am sure it can be done. The only way you can eat Haggis is if you had half a bottle of whisky first in my opinion.
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit, the other night, Craig Ferguson, my other fav Scottish person, was talking about Scottish cuisine. He said that gravel was a condiment there. My grandpa was from Scotland and he ate some odd things. LOL

Yes, I want to learn how to make Pecan Pralines to give as gifts this holiday season.
Posted by puppett on June 20, 2009

@aroseblush-- just dropped in real quick to catch up on what's new. Wonderful NEWS re the new site... thanks for the update!

@IvoryMist-- LOL You're so naughty.... you're as curious as I am but far more creative as far as finding it!! LOL

Good night all -- gotta run.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
aliz: the new site will take some getting used to. It;s big and very different from this site. There will be many rooms where you can go and discuss the subject that interest you. These are called threads. You can go back for 10 days and see threads from people that you might have missed.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@aroseblush - OK, you applied to be a moderator, and Paul gave you thoughts and a preview link for the new forum. So then Paul has authorized you to represent him and his wishes in the comments here? The relevancy of being a new member is that usually new members don't assert themselves strongly towards the members who've already been in a place for a while; and since your recent comments have come across as strongly assertive, I thought maybe you had been placed in some kind of official "leadership" or "authority" role that I'd not been made aware of. It'd probably go over more smoothly if it had been officially announced, first, instead of someone with no previously-apparent connection to Paul suddenly asserting what "should" or "shouldn't" be done and what Paul wants or doesn't want. That's all.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 20, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan and ponylady and BethInTheUSA...Thanks for your great messages to Blackburn. They are in the packet.

@TXNoelle...We'd love to have your message to Blackburn, however you can send it (snailmail is a little late now, though).

@YourAwesome...Was it you who requested a photo of the church? That's on the agenda.

Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@ML - Pecan Pralines sound a heck of a lot tastier than gravel, that's for sure. ;-) I think I'll go check out that recipe Noelle posted.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
aroseblush I sent you a message Aliz
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle, thank you so much for the link!

I'm off to learn how to make those goodies. Good night to you all.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
You can open multiple pages on this site at the same time.What I like is that there will be instant messaging between your friends while on the blogs
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
@ Gardenator. It’s Sunday arvo here and I’ve just been following up on a few songs suggested by members in the CD blog that were unknown to me. One of them was yours. “His Eye is on the Sparrow”. I just found a YouTube of Mahalia Jackson singing it. OMG.

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM_JRAPSwVM
First time hearing that song and that singer. Glad it was on your list :)

Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
Hi TX Noelle - vegi version of Haggis lmao. Let's hope, I am sure it can be done. The only way you can eat Haggis is if you had half a bottle of whisky first in my opinion.***

Bet dat's not true of the Southern USA version of Haggis, Cats. ;>
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
bibi _ 36 oh I love that song, and I love Lauren Hill's remake of it. I would love to hear Susan sing this song. It would be wonderful to listen too.

My daughter Jocelyn joined choir last year (sept 07) and she got to sing this song with the choir. It made me cry.
Posted by aroseblush on June 20, 2009
Off to bed. I had a very late night last night on here, and am falling to sleep here at my keyboard. Bleary-eyed.
G'nite all. G'nite Susan. Rest well.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
I hope Susan gets to make her own song(s) with a good songwriter.
Posted by aliz on June 20, 2009
ML I love craig freguson. He is so funny. Maybe susan will like it here enough as craig does so that she can purchase a place here and also have blackburn home too. That would be nea. I wen to greece and loved the food. The olives were great, better than any I had here. Also russian food in the southern part of russia has great food too. They dis collective farming too. You'll have to ask teeseil about the food too.
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
I have just returned from Piers Blog, where I have posted another letter to let him know I have a very low tolerance for the media hype and that he'd better call his boys and tell them "enough is enough". But I have come to the conclusion regarding the role of a publicist, representing any celebtrity, whether it be Susan or someone else, their only interest is how many headlines can be generated either good or bad, the more exposure one has to the eyes of the general public, the more likely they will achieve fame. It's just one big publicity game, and Susan has to resign to cope with this if she wants to stay up in the limelight. It's all about numbers, they want to keep up the interest in Susan, so that she sells more CD's for them. You can say, BGT is using Susan, but if you want to look at it this way Susan can use BGT to make her dream come true...to be a professional singer and record CD's.

Why is Simon providing Susan with a London flat, 4 limo drivers to confuse the press...is this to protect her. You might also look at this way...the more he shields her from the press (won't let her be photographed before, during, after the shows)and keeps her hidden, the harder these mosquerls are going to work to find a story line, even if they have to invent the wheel. In the meantime, the publicist is sitting back jumping up and down for joy...more headlines, more headlines...not always good for Susan Boyle. I believe that she will tough it out and pretty soon she's going to be in better contol of her own situation and destiny, which is our CD's. Susan, please, lots of different CD's, DVD's, Christmas CD's,
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
@ TX Noelle. Roflmao.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle - No, 'cause Venus Fly Traps only eat MEAT. :-P Though it's doubtful that anything in Haggis could be classified as "meat," so.... ***

Honestly, BO, if I created a veggie Haggis in honor of Susan it would probably be mini-Haggis created from giant mushrooms stuffed with veggie goodies.
Posted by Yin-Yang on June 20, 2009
Hmm. Sounds like this new forum format is going to take some time to get used to. And I just joined today (sigh).

Oh well, life marches on!
Posted by Fran M. on June 20, 2009
I don't know if the "Mirror" is a tabloid or not, but this is really nice, and it says she will perform at the Wembley Arena today (Sunday):

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/06/21/subo-i-ll-get-back-on-stage-115875-21458805/
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle - You know, stuffed portabella mushroom caps sounds very tasty. ;-) I should check one of those PETA sites or something, I'll bet they'd have veggie Haggis if anyone did. Heh. "Cruelty Free Haggis," or something like that--though if it tastes like the original, that probably wouldn't be a very truthful label, would it.

BTW, I had no idea Praline Pecans were so easy to make! Not exactly health food, but you know, moderation in all things, especially tasty sweet snacks. ;-) Thanks for the link!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
@Fran M......I just read that article you posted...made me cry. Do you mind if I put the article on here?
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
@sassyone. Yes, it would be wonderful if Susan ever does gospel or religious songs to hear her do it. The words kinda fit in with today's 'freedom' theme huh?

Song for you :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m1X6y9Gzhs
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
@ TX Noelle, the thing about Haggis - there is a lot of mythology surrounding it. For one, that haggis comes from mountain sheep that have legs shorter on 1 side than the other (Im not at all sure how that creates the extra flavour of...well probably not the best site to talk about cooking xyz from a sheep). All I honestly know is that I have to drink half a bottle of whisky to eat a haggis.
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009
@ mdillow31

Yes, I do have TTC fortunately. Wimbledon starts around 3:00 am my time on ESPN2 and the only way I get to catch up is after work with TTC. TTC's recaps of the days activities is just super.

I have a feeling Andy Murray will take the Scottish headlines away from Susan for the next 2 weeks...if he makes it that long...and she'll get a nice rest from imposing press.
Posted by Fran M. on June 20, 2009
Tommy, please do!
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
Mirror

Susan Boyle: I'll get back on stage By Suzannah Hills 21/06/2009

EXCLUSIVE

Exhausted singing sensation Susan Boyle feels she is letting her fans down by missing Britain's Got Talent stage shows.

She has missed four this week - but has vowed to make a comeback at today's Wembley gig.

A spokeswoman said yesterday: "Susan's still very tired - but she is really excited about the show and can''t wait to get back on stage.

"If she were told she couldn't perform it would break her heart."

Advertisement - article continues below »

And after missing the tour shows the 48-year-old star from West Lothian got a boost from dance group Diversity, who beat her in the TV final.

Dancer Jordan Banjo, 16, said: "Susan is the main attraction here on the tour - everyone wants to see her.

"When she's singing I just stand at the side of the stage and watch her sing - she's amazing.
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
Just to get back (brifly) to Susan for a moment, if I may. I was just checking the news reports for today to see if there's any definate news that she will actually be performing today (Sunday). I had my doubts as I assume she'd rather not work on a Sunday...Catholic tradition etc..

I couldn't find anything, but did find a small article (part of which I've pasted here) in the Mirror.co.uk that was, surprisingly, tipped in Susan's favor...thank God! Perhaps the letters from Susan's fans have forced a re-think on the part of these tabloids? Let's hope so!

quote from article: Why she is even on that gruelling tour after her brief spell in The Priory is beyond belief. Yet a BGT boss says: "It's a shame for fans, but Susan's health comes first."

Does it? Surely if Susan's health came first she'd be at home in West Lothian with her cat, her family and her friends, hundreds of miles from that BGT circus. But think of all that lovely cash they'd miss out on...
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Fran M, thanks for the article...very nice to see Diversity has such respect for her!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle For a vegi Haggis - should try and use some moutain mushrooms and fauna from the Highlands. After all, that is what the highland sheep eat in the first place. Yep, I am not Jamie Oliver or any other guru TV chef, but that would be my suggestion. :)
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@CatsAloud - I agree, I'd like to see Susan have some songs written especially for her and for her voice. There are plenty of "standards" that would be wonderful to hear, too, but I think that my "songlist" would be original material for her.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
*** Brooklyn Blessings wrote; @TXNoelle...We'd love to have your message to Blackburn, however you can send it (snailmail is a little late now, though).***

I just sent my message to Susan via the message feature here, BB.
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
@TommyUSA - Thank you for that quote! The problem with posting here is that by the time your post gets up your news is already outdated :-(
Posted by TommyUSA on June 20, 2009
LOL..well, then, I'll just go back to bed.....nite all..:)
Posted by sassyone on June 20, 2009
I've always liked Diversity. They are so gracious and humble.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle For a vegi Haggis - should try and use some moutain mushrooms and fauna from the Highlands. After all, that is what the highland sheep eat in the first place. ***

I don't live in the Highlands, CATS. If I did, I'd probably do that. The Southern USA version of Haggis in honor of Susan Boyle would hafta be made with "fixin's" from the South here, chere.
Posted by wenvas on June 20, 2009
@TommyUSA - I probably worded that wrong :-( I meant the news I just posted of course.
Posted by Fassbrig on June 20, 2009
Fran M. The Daily Mirror is a tabloid and I believe the DM was the paper who first published the cat rant story. You will find another story in there by Fiona McIntosh at www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/06/21/blame-bgt-not-sad-susan-115875-21458934/
I am a Brit and I very rarely buy papers these days because of the rubbish that is them. If i do buy a paper it is usually the Times or Guardian. If Susan does sing today, i just hope the crowd will be as good to her as they have been. Good luck Susan and my thoughts are with you.
Posted by katladyd on June 20, 2009
I live in a very nice community in Southern California that was founded by a Scottish family. It is a middle to upper-middle class community with quite a few secluded estates. I would love it if Susan bought a house here. People here leave you alone (we have some celebrities that live here) and it is far enough away from Los Angeles, about 25 miles, to be out of the rat race and close enough to the city to be handy for recordng studios. It's a pip dream, I know, but Susan should check out Glendora, Ca when looking for a second home. I know, I know, just a daydream, but I love the woman dearly! I am forever a member of the "Sue Crew".
Posted by Fassbrig on June 20, 2009
While i was typing my response to Fran M, that was a quick bolg activity!!!
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
Well, lookie what I found on a quick Google of "vegetarian haggis"...

The Caledonian Kitchen Vegetarian Haggis

And a recipe from Allrecipes.com:

Vegetarian Haggis Recipe

Some of the reviewers say it doesn't really taste like Haggis, but perhaps that's a good thing. ;-)

And another recipe, from the Vegetarian Society UK:

A Veggie Haggis for a Burns' Night Feast!

There appear to be many more links on that Google search; you can check them out for yourselves, if you so desire. ;-)
Posted by dyebat on June 20, 2009
OK, since this has been sort of a girls night out tonight, I thought I'd share a link to a site related to Susan's future clothes. A lot of designers have been salivating over the idea of dressing Susan, and apparently one called Marc Jacobs got the job. Here's the link to some of his collections:http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2009RTW-MJACOBS He is supposed to be designing clothes that are sexy, but age-appropriate.

There's a little red number at the bottom in the middle that might look good on Susan with the hem lower. I can just see Simon holding the promise of designer clothes out as an incentive for work-outs & weight reduction, But how on earth could he get them to agree on a size that she'd end up with? Jacobs' models are so anorexic they look sick.
Posted by ML on June 20, 2009
@Aliz, you have mail.

Well, pralines are deceptively easy and not a calorie in them. LOL YUM

Aren't the kids in Diversity so sweet? I think they enjoy Susan
Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Bohemian Spirit, I thought our discussions are to pertain to Susan...They said they did not want non-pertinent pictures as well, such as pictures of our pets posted into the blogs, so what's with the receipes now..I know TXNoelle was awaiting your answer, so it's okay!
Posted by bibi _ 36 on June 20, 2009
Tweek, for anyone interested in how Max Clifford works, there’s a documentary available on YouTube that DJG-Scotland mentioned yesterday (I think). It was made by Louis Theroux quite a while back, before Simon was the ‘name’ he is now. Clifford was supposed to be defending Cowell against certain tabloid allegations at that time.
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=PnVNEEFWhb8

It affords an interesting (and humorous) insight into the mind of Max. He and Louis play a game of cat and mouse with each other all the way through. Louis’ usual technique is to give people enough rope with which to hang themselves – for anyone unfamiliar with his docos. They only began to be shown in Australia recently that I’m aware of.

So, the Clifford forte is supposed to be defending people against wildly untruthful or malicious press coverage. Ironic in Susan’s case, in view of what’s happening. These puppet masters should be seen to be trying to protect her public image, even if the press has a huge amount of freedom to print what they like. Clifford has done it for many of his clients, including Cowell.

Posted by TXNoelle on June 20, 2009
***Posted by tweek on June 20, 2009
Bohemian Spirit, I thought our discussions are to pertain to Susan...They said they did not want non-pertinent pictures as well, such as pictures of our pets posted into the blogs, so what's with the receipes now..I know TXNoelle was awaiting your answer, so it's okay! ***

Glad it's okay with ya, Tweekie. This recipe discussion began with talk about creating a Southern USA version of Haggis in honor of Susan. Southerners honor people with their cooking. That's what they do.
Posted by IrishLatte on June 20, 2009
A good designer can dress anyone. Look at Bob Mackie. He's designed designer gowns to the character outfits Carol Burnett work, and has designed for Cher, Liza, Tina Turner, Lucille Ball, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elton John, Oprah, etc.
Posted by dmichael on June 20, 2009
tomorrow!!!!! well today!!! sunday susaween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! two video treats!!!! love you guys. i sure do want to go to england sooooooo bad!!!!!!!!! and i'd love to manage susan!!!!...
zoey love your story;; babs is like butta!!!!! :) but you were correct!!!!! she was nailed for everything from her nose , nails, and when she gave a commencement sopeech!!! wow u would have thought she had gas through out the speech!!!!!! looking forward to seeing the new videos!!!
i have my sign ready for AGT!!!!!! free susan!!!!!!! sign!!!

love the animal stories!! reminds me of sylvester and tweety bird !lol corny but couldn't help it........
Posted by dyebat on June 20, 2009
I wonder if the weight loss is also causing the droopy pants, since they'd be falling straighter.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@Irish Latta,

I don't know about Andy Murray taking the spotlight away from our Susan at Wimbledon. I hope Susan shows since she will be in London and Wimbledon starts Monday. If she is there I will be able to get photos of her. Hopefully I can get more information on that from Billy Jean to find out if it is true or not. :)
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@tweek - Susan is Scottish. Haggis is Scottish. It's the Scottish Connection at work. ;-) That, and it's the middle of the night on Saturday, and we're trying to keep things light, at least as light as Haggis can be. *thud*
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 20, 2009
@mdillow31 - Didn't someone say that all the BGT acts have Monday off? So quite possibly it is true, since Wimbledon starts on the day Susan has off. After several days of rest, she should be in fine form! We'll be waiting to hear what you find out.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 20, 2009
@ posters on veggi Haggis. That is a complete revelation :) I never new. I will check em out. I still think you need to import the original ingredients from Scotland to ensure it a genuine veggie Haggis (otherwise you will have the EU and Scottish trade authorities complaining and there will be a new trade war between US and Scotland..hehe). Of course I jest :)
Posted by mdillow31 on June 20, 2009
@TXNoelle chere,

I just got back here. Your cookin talk sent me to McDonald's since I can't get to that Cajun cooking. LOL
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
MDILLOW, I know you know the way down IH 45, chere. After I finish moving, you're invited. I checked and I'm allowed visitors for 5 days at a time.:D
Posted by dmichael on June 21, 2009
hi tx did you receive my email???? need me a receipe for crawfish bisque??
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit,

I forgot the BGT scedule. I have it but will have to look it up. I hope Susan shows. Would be more important than tennis for sure. Since tennis is my fave that would be hard to beat but if Susan shows that would really be a treat. Crossing my fingers. :)
Posted by hajolli on June 21, 2009
I can understand that this tour must be very demanding - it entails a lot of travelling around the country as every day is a different venue...I am keeping all things crossed though as I have tickets to see the show in Cardiff on July 4th and I've bought them only for Susan.

Its nail biting really as I've watched the vids and think I'll be there in person soon... but its not guaranteed...
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
DMICHAEL, I recv'd an email, but you were talkin' about pfffttts! in it and red tomato faces. Didn't see anything about a crawfish bisque recipe, but you can find dat on Emeril's site, too. Just google "Emeril recipes" and do a search on his site for "Crawfish Bisque."

I did reply to your pffttt'ing message, though. :D
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle,

Yeah I know Texas pretty well. Been all over the state except the panhandle. Been down that I-45 and I-35 hundreds of times. We did BJK tennis at Houston and Dallas several times. Thanks for the invite. I will try and take you up on that chere. :)
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Im surprised that Haggis is not yet registered as a brand name...judging by the disputes that have happened in recent years in the European Union Member States over branding cheese, sausage and champagne for example...Haggis will be somewhere on the list (hehe - post in jest)
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
I'm yawnin' here, yall. Keep the candles lit for Susan and yall have a good night. Gotta get some rest for packing and moving I've got to do.
G'night, yall.
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
Bohemian Spirit bookmarked those haggis recipes, they sound good to try. I love new foods to eat.
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@mdillow31 - I doubt if Susan would perform at Wimbledon. If I'm not mistaken her BGT contract doesn't permit her to perform elsewhere...at least while the tour is still running. I could be wrong of course.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
OK, we need a separate blog page for Haggis etc. A great community on this site and some with a great sense of humour. Let's have a separate page for Scottish cooking.
Posted by cashewnuts on June 21, 2009
Do you remember "Simon Cowell"?
You could watch and read his side of story.

http://www.gm.tv/videos/star-guests/35629-simon-says.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html
Posted by cashewnuts on June 21, 2009
Do you remember "Simon Cowell"?
You could watch and read his side of story.

http://www.gm.tv/videos/star-guests/35629-simon-says.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1194302/After-Britains-Got-Talent-backlash-Simon-Cowell-finally-admits-Sorry-I-did-make-mistakes.html
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud - There are many sites devoted solely to Scottish recipes. Here's one you might try.

http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_index.htm
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@wenvas thanks for that - I have added it to my recipe page. I am looking forward to seeing the Cajun Haggis recipe being added :)
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud - Here you go, Cajun Haggis! It's easy, just google what you're looking for and, like magic, there it is... No need really to have a separate blog here for recipes when there is already so much already available on the internet :-)

http://www.bigoven.com/50122-Cajun-Haggis-recipe.html
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
Ok, lets see if we can get a Susan recipes up here.
I think she would love to eat Bubble and Squeak.

Lets get some good recipes going here.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@sassyone - There were many more recipes on the search, like I said, so bookmark the Google search on "vegetarian haggis" as well. ;-) I just posted a few links as examples! Who knew?
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@wenvas - Scottish cuisine.
There are so many good Scottish recipes, particularly 'cock a leeekie', 'baked cod and egg' and 'fisherman's pie'soup and others. However 'Crispy fried Mars Bars' I would hesitate to give to any of my kids. I am not all sure why the latter is considered to be a traditional Scottish recipe.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@wenvas - Cajun Haggis, for real. Now I've seen everything! Must've been a boat from Scotland right next to the boat from France when Louisiana was being settled. ;-)
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@wenvas = lol cajun Haggis. I just checked it. Has someone just posted that recipe? OMG lol. I would need to eat it with what ever spirit they serve down in Louisiana (bourbon?)
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
My ex-husband (of 17yrs and father of my children) was born in Edinburgh, which is not that far from Blackburn I believe. His mother lived with us for some time (in Australia) and I learnt many scottish recipes, sayings, songs and much-loved (Robbie Burns) poems.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@sassyone -I think I stick with cock a leakie, bubble and squeak, poached cod and eggs (although are there now Cajun versions of those?). I can see a new dream restaurant plan here - Scottish Cajun - a winner?
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@mdillow31 - I believe BGT has two performances in Wembley on Sunday, then a day off on Monday, and Wimbledon opens on Monday. So, hey, keep your fingers crossed. If it happens, I expect we'll be hearing about it.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@wenvas. Deep fried crispy mars bars as a national cuisine in Scotland. Hmmm, high road to heart disease at an early age. May be that explains the relatively poor life expectancy of Scottish citizens in the developed world.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Holy Moly! I asked for a new blog last night, go off to my kip, and wake up on this bright and sunny West Lothian morning and on the longest day and what do I find....? A new blog with already well over 500 posts!!! "Gee us the forum and quick as you like, Paul, before this fansite is taken over by the fashionistas and the cordon bluers! Only joking, girls! Only 74 'online', so I suppose that most of you are now tucked up in bed. Sweet dreams!
More seriously (just for a minute) I hope that Susan is now well rested and
and has cut a few demo tracks for her upcoming album, for that's what I think she may have been doing over the last three days. Of course, I can't be sure of that - just a feeling. Anyway, she WILL rock them this afternoon and tonight, despite a report that whilst she 'wants to appear and not let her fans down, she says that she is still a bit tired'. Can't wait for the new videos and reports from Wembley. Just hope that everything goes well for her and for the rest of the stars. Nice comment here this morning from one of the dancers of Diversity who wishes Susan well and who says that all the guys are "awestruck" when they watch her sing. Nice that. My regard for that band of guys grows even stronger and their comment might make the audience today and tonight pay her much greater respect as a result.
Off to do my chores - it's 9 am and it's even warm out there!
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
stevieboy49 her handlers are so tight lipped about her whereabouts. I hope she is well, and ready for today's first performance. Lets hope she gets a nice warm welcoming. OK, time for me to count sheep, as I am 8hrs behind you guys.

:) and also, my wee one is celebrating her birthday tomorrow.
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud **Deep fried crispy mars bars**

Not something I (or my scottish inlaws) ever indulged in to my knowledge? Fish & Chips with mushy peas was a favourite though.
Posted by doremi2 on June 21, 2009
What a beautiful summer sunday!
I just discovered a new video site called: "Fliggo".
Here it is possible to upload videos you like!
And of course I dedicated a site for our Susan!

Here: http://susanboyle.fliggo.com/
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
CatsAloud LOL I'll leave you and TxNoelle to plan the menu, I'll just be the chef. I love to cook and I can whip up a mean bubble and squeak. My best friend's mum came from Glasgow, and she is an amazing cook. I remember her kings cake, she would hide a prize and one lucky person would win it. Fun times. Fun! I will have to come up with other recipes tomorrow as I'm off to slumberland. Niters.
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
To Wenvas, and CatsAloud, I used to work in a Fish n'Chips shop, I got to learn how to make mushy peas properly. It was great fun. I also cooked jugged kippers, and with poached eggs, and pickled herrings. MY GOD I feel so fat just thinking about those foods.

Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
ok dudes, Canadians created Nanimo Bars, which is god sent food. but Scottish people rule the world with this recipe.
Deep Fried Mars Bars
Posted by Joly on June 21, 2009
On the site http://www.express.co.uk/search/susan%20boyle/ are listed 6 current negative articles in a row about Susan, and of the six only one allows comments. On that page the public comments are setting the record straight--the article "Sorry Susan" or something like that. Apparently the site didn't want the fact-stating to continue so they blocked comments on the others, because all other articles that I checked out allowed comments. For those of you who seem to think, if I'm getting it right, that we are making too much of this--it is Simon Cowell who authored two of the articles, two days in a row, where he is turning against Susan in some rather blatant misrepresentations, as if he had not said very clearly and repeatedly things he has said. He is misrepresenting, and he is important. I think if we keep standing up for truth where we can, reasonably, clearly and relatively politely, truth will gradually succeed. On that site they also choose the worst photos of Susan they can find.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@sassyone, @wendas - crispie mars bars as a traditional scottish recipe on that Scottish cooking site..its like a recipe for genocide. Kippers, pickled herrings, mushy peas and poached eggs - real healthy scottish cuisine :)
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@sassyone - need to lay off the cake, but Scotland certainly makes the best cake in the world :)
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@sassyone - It's been 30 years since my (scottish) husband and I divorced and I'm not sure anymore how to make mushy peas. I seem to recollect that there was onion in them, but not sure now, will have to check.

I followed a strict Ayurvedic (vegetarian) diet for 20 yrs (after the divorce) but then chronic health problems, including anaemia led me back to a more traditional Aussie diet.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@sassyone
Kippers, pickled herrings, mushy peas and poached eggs, is real healthy food. I add carrots in to the mushy peas with yoghurt.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Without wishing to add too much fuel to this debate about my country's culinary skills and diet, we do not all eat Deep Fried Mars Bars (I have never tasted one and have no wish to) and mushy peas are far more commonly eaten in England than they are North of the border! I do try to eat healthily. I eat fish three times per week, mainly oily fish which is high in Omega 3 and extremely good for you. I don't eat rubbish but I do confess to a liking for haggis and mince and tatties and the steak pie made locally is to die for!
Meanwhile, back on the subject which draws us all here, typical of the Express - it derides Susan and then prevents us from commenting. So much for freedom of the Press and I, naively, thought that I was living in a democracy, not Iran! Sorry if that comes across as too strong, but sometimes my blood just boils at the garbage that spews out from these rags. And anyway, I thought that we had been instructed to ignore the tabbies!? Rant over - more chores to do!
Posted by carol582 on June 21, 2009
From the Daily Mirror:
Exhausted singing sensation Susan Boyle feels she is letting her fans down by missing Britain's Got Talent stage shows.

She has missed four this week - but has vowed to make a comeback at today's Wembley gig.

A spokeswoman said yesterday: "Susan's still very tired - but she is really excited about the show and can''t wait to get back on stage.

"If she were told she couldn't perform it would break her heart."

And after missing the tour shows the 48-year-old star from West Lothian got a boost from dance group Diversity, who beat her in the TV final.

Dancer Jordan Banjo, 16, said: "Susan is the main attraction here on the tour - everyone wants to see her.

"When she's singing I just stand at the side of the stage and watch her sing - she's amazing.
Posted by doremi2 on June 21, 2009
Here is a second possibility to save and manage your own/others videos (of Susan), called: "Glomera"...

Here: http://www.glomera.com/profilehomepage
Posted by tweek on June 21, 2009
There have been many short discussions on the blue envelope, and you're right it does not appear on one's profile. I really learned my lesson the hard way on that one...now I have to jump thru hoops to get over my stupidity...you have to understand I went into oblivious, tired mode yesterday following all the bad hype on our poor Susan, that my vision was obsecured.
I just thought it was not working, the joke's on me.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
After glancing briefly at the latest press reports (which is all the attention I am willing to give the trashoids) I am ready to begin compiling a list of their advertisers and writing to let them know I am boycotting their products.
Posted by HereToday on June 21, 2009
@Joly this Sunday Express you mention http://www.express.co.uk/search/susan%20boyle/ is really a rag isn't it? One of the articles about Colwell says

SIMON Cowell yesterday confessed he fears for the well-being of Susan Boyle and revealed he has regrets over her meteoric rise to fame.

Last week Cowell even summoned Boyle’s family to London to discuss whether to pull her from the TV show’s live tour, after she showed no signs of having recovered from a breakdown following treatment at The Priory.

Then like you say the "Have Your Say" comments section is disabled, I couldn't even find the article you mention that has comments enabled.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
Back on topic - ahem :P

Why do I love Susan and what drew me to her?
I have thought long and hard about this and discussed this with other fans and come to the following conclusion.

We live in a world which has been dominated for the last few decades by image and manipulation. Everyone has to have "the look", pictures are airbrushed etc... and sounds are also manipulated and distorted. Indeed there are now a growing group of people who no longer listen to the human voice singing but listen to computer generated "VOICE" recordings sating they do so because they are so "perfect and pure" in quality. (Can you think of anything more soul less?) The media has held up an increasingly distorted image of "perfection" and many have become blinded and blighted by it as it becomes more and more twisted and in my view less and less perfect. Where is the soul, the heart and the joy in these images and in these performances? Where is that something which reaches out and touches us with its simplicity, truth, honesty and a myriad of other emotions? And when did it become a crime for a performer to vary a note, to miss the odd note, to vary the performance or to deviate from this increasingly perverted idea of perfection?

Years ago, before TV and the rapid advance of the media inspired industry which we see today, performers were judged on how they performed and the effect they had on audiences, not on their "look" or any of the other superficial standards which are applied today. Actors, singers and entertainers had heart and soul and those who had joy in their hearts for what they brought to the stage were loved by their audiences. My Mum said to me that "Susan is one of the old school, she does it from the heart and it shows". When she stood on that stage, unadorned, and sang for the pure joy of doing so, it awakened in so many that basic need to hear a genuine performance. It is ironic therefore that it is modern technology in the form of the viral you tube sensation which has enabled the rest of the world to wake up too.

Elaine Paige described Susan as "A breath of fresh air" and I believe that like many performers she recognized in Susan that here was someone who was singing on her terms, free and unencumbered by the trappings of the modern day industry. It is not surprising to me that so many GREAT singers and performers have come out as fans and supporters of Susan, Streisand, Minelli, Patti Lu Pone, Dolly Parton, Lulu, Elaine Paige, to name but a few and of course Andrew Lloyd Weber himself thinks she is pretty darn good as well. They know a good thing when they see and hear it, and oh don't they wish they had that freedom to be joyous.

The bottom line is that Susan sings from the bottom of her heart and soul and she sings to us; fame and fortune mean nothing to her, she just wants to sing. In this world of manufactured and fake everything, that makes her a rare diamond. A diamond beyond price.

Posted by HereToday on June 21, 2009
That sounds like a good idea, Misti in Seattle, wouldn't most of the products be local British ones tho? I am over here in Canada myself.
Posted by nigel per on June 21, 2009
Heres the Type of Song I reckon might Suit Susan in Future Years... This one is Called "Fides" and its sung by Fellow Glasgow Singer Maggie Reilly of Moonlight Shadow Fame.. Hope She Wows everyone at Wembley Today Good Luck Susan.. !! :)..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6C4xaLaajI
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
HereToday I am noticing a lot of the US news sites are starting to pick this up. As I am in US obviously I can't boycott them :) but I sure would like to put a stop to the spread of it in America. Besides... I think there are fans on this site from all over the world, aren't there? The British people could do it there.

Oh and thanks to the moderator(s) here for working so hard to clean up this site and keep it postive so we can support Susan.
Posted by tweek on June 21, 2009
Now, since I cannot add any ingredients to the receipe or concockshun that TXNoelle & Bohemian Spirit are creating...I am going to retire for the nite.

I feel better that I said my peace to Dear Mr. Piers, on his Defence for Susan Blog. Also, I am on a happier note that the media mode is riding on "good" right now. It seems like it goes up and down like a "yo-yo", and as I said before I am not so sure the "yo-yo" string is not being controlled for whatever reason. Big Business and their games and ethics are beyondst me. All I can say...is let's keep it calm out there.

Another thing, that I believe Susan is picking and choosing her tour dates totally to her advantage, as brought up by Donna T. All I can say, is just don't over do it, girl! 26 shows is absurd for any act to do...and the other performers are also taking breaks.However, they get no bad vibes for doing so in the media. To have very little spacing between shows is absurd. They literally have to be out of their minds.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
tweek glad you posted to Piers... I wish the URL for the blog was here. I am going to go google for it ha
Posted by sandystevenson on June 21, 2009
I was trolling through the web today and found an item saying that Susan has had death threats, does anyone know whether or not this is true. If so, it's no wonder she's terrified, as if it's not bad enough being plunged onto the world stage but that as well.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Posted by Misti in Seattle,

Just dropped for a sec. Going to bed,

Here is Piers website as I have posted to him ever since Susan first auditioned at BGT

http://www.officialpiersmorgan.com/

Goodnight. :)
Marianne
Posted by HereToday on June 21, 2009
@ML you have mail

Thanks for your brilliant insites on role restrictions for women "unmerciful cubbyholes" you called them. Susan has showed people how women can shine hasn't she, even when we are older and are marked with some stupid sterotype because we live with cats.
Posted by tweek on June 21, 2009
Misti, I was about ready to shut my computer done. Just google search Piers Morgan Defence for Susan Boyle and it comes up...you can actually post in two places, the first on on this. When his Blog page first comes up, click on News, and then look for his weekly article of Susan on the Daily Mail, he has his now famous article which he wrote a few weeks back called "Susan Boyle is a very feisty, funny, lady"...you can comment after that article as well. They don't publish everything..however I think they may also rotate some of the comments, so if you do not see yours there just keep checking.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
Piers website :

http://www.officialpiersmorgan.com

Marianne
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
FANO..AMMO..NOelle..GRITS..Mclim...ML...and anyone I missed! THANKS FOR SHARING your most embarassing moments. Just goes to prove that we are all human and we do have some very funny things happen to us because we are human. I hope Susan get's to read these!!!

I forgot one of my most embarassing moments of all!! I think I forgot it on purpose because it is a duzy!!
I was at church...needed to use the bathroom...was sitting in the back...went up for communion...heard some gasps!! Didn't really know what was going on...No one did anything.....I took communionn went back to sit down..still nothing unusal....Then I get up to leave..turn in my seat to pick up the bulletin...Yes you guessed it TOILET PAPER long piece of it!!! Clean...but it was still there crumbled on the seat!!! LOL I can laugh at myself...But what the heck was the rest of the church thinking!!! Mortified!!!
To make matters worse, they were taping that service because it was a special Easter service!!! LOL I would hope that they edited my incident!!

Susan have a good laugh on us!!!

Everyone this was the funniest Blog..you must go back and read the humor/of true embarassing moments!!

Laugh and world laughs with you!!!.

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING TO YOU!!!! Please now ..rememeber if you use the bathroom...don't do what happen to me!! lol HAPPY SUSASUNDAY!!!! :) Hope Susan is singing today!!! Praying she will!!!
Posted by Singing Soul on June 21, 2009
Pickled Tink: Thank you for your beautiful expression of how you feel about Susan and why. I second it entirely.

The outward appearance is here today and gone tomorrow - tomorrow may take a little longer with botox etc but it's still gone tomorrow.

It is the soul that lasts forever... and that is what Susan is capable of reaching - our souls.

Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
G'morning Susanites. 7 a.m. here in the Bluegrass state and hot as blazes.

Been reading the former posts to catch up a bit.

Misti, I like your idea of boycotting the advertisers in the rags. I live in the states so don't see the British rags, but we have plenty here that are just as bad. What we can do in order not to actually BUY those tabloids is simply pick one up in the grocery store and look at it just long enough to copy the sponsors, then write to them all and tell them what we're doing and why.
If enough of us do it, we can hit them in the pocketbook very nicely. People magazine too - any publication that prints negative articles about our Susan can be targeted, and the media as well. We can definitely hit Geraldo Rivera and any TV reporters who demean her, since their advertisers are right there in front of us.

If her publicity people aren't going to do their job, we can certainly make an impact with this tactic.
Posted by rrvngPlano on June 21, 2009
Good Morning from Texas~
Thanks pickled tink~ loved your post..it made me recall some of Susan's interviews where she sung..perfectly... right off the bat with no accompaniment,etc. I was surprised because I was used to stars on the talk shows not wanting to sing unless it was planned for in advance-very few if any would just sing "cold" like that...because they couldn't! Just goes to show that Susan is a natural "pro" and I find her more than refreshing...One of the many things I love about her is that she is so real~
Posted by DR on June 21, 2009
tassiesandy - that would explain a lot! Surprised it hasn't been made public tho. I found an article about it, but it's not dated and I can't tell if it's a reliable source (if there is any such thing!). Apparently the threat was made by a poster on youtube. Went to youtube and did find reference to it there in some of the posts, but can't find the original death threat post. Apparently the poster is known for being quite vile, but this is over the top if it's true. The article suggests the original post has been removed - or at least that's what I remembered after I went away.

Wish I could find the article again, but I can't. However, what I remember (which is usually little and often inaccurate!) is the poster felt Susan should be removed because she was setting a bad example. Says ugly people shouldn't be allowed out in public and Susan was giving all the ugly people hope. Poster thinks ugly people need to be taught a lesson.

If it's true, it will have been devastating to Susan if she has been told. After all the years of bullying and now this. Oh how I do hope it's not true! But, if it didn't happen, why are there posts concerning it on youtube?

The poster was named, but I don't think I should repeat it here since I didn't personally read the original post.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 21, 2009
And after missing the tour shows the 48-year-old star from West Lothian got a boost from dance group Diversity, who beat her in the TV final.

Dancer Jordan Banjo, 16, said: "Susan is the main attraction here on the tour - everyone wants to see her.

"When she's singing I just stand at the side of the stage and watch her sing - she's amazing.

Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 21, 2009
I have just googled this myself and it is really alarming. How could anyone want to even threaten this wonderful woman like this? There are too many freaks out there unfortunately and little deterrant. I hope the police and all her bodyguards are vigilant. They let down John Lennon - please God make them protect Susan. No wonder she is scared bless her.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
I think Susan is wise enough to know that there will always be bullies and idiots in this world, but she also must know that a huge amount of love surrounds her. She is not a simpleton and is a lot tougher than people give her credit for, the mere fact that she is on the BGT tour at all says more to me about her strength of character than anything, when she could so easily have walked away. Fans need to beware of becoming mawkish or smothering and wanting to wrap her in cotton wool, she needs to spread her wings and fly, and it wont be easy; she may falter, and we need to be there to support her journey. We can not protect her from every single thing and every single possible hurt any more than we can for example protect our children from hurt. The best thing we can do is be there for them, defend her when it is appropriate to do so - for example in the press comments sections and e mailing Mr Clifford etc... and give them our unconditional love as a source of support to cope when things don't go quite according to plan, because life is not a bed of roses, so she can live her dream and live it the way she wants to live it.
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 21, 2009
They said she needed rest and she was just tired. That if they told her she couldn't sing tonight it'd break her heart because she wants to sing. I'm so thrilled we'll get to see a performance this evening.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Re recent Simon Cowell article posted by many newspapers. He is under alot of flak; Susan Boyle was the person who put his show into top ratings and he knows it. Nice to also see Amanda Holden (BGT judge) building a career in the USA largely as a result of Susan Boyle. I hope Amanda Holden pays Susan Boyle a commission fee for that.
Posted by DR on June 21, 2009
If this is true......and the key word here is "IF"..... perhaps we have been too hasty to criticize her "minders". Perhaps we don't have all the necessary information to be deciding what is best for Susan. I pray Susan is feeling protected and safe. I pray this is not true............
Posted by rf on June 21, 2009
@ Lonnirose Good morning I sent you two emails with the pictures attached, hope it will get to you ok.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Nice of diversity to stand up for her - in fact all the other performers have only good things to say about Susan. Shows up the slimoids for the liars they are.

I sincerely hope Susan feels like performing tonight. She does love to sing "in front of a large audience". Bless her. Every time I see how brilliant she is on stage I am just blown away.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Good morning to all,

I think that we shoulg stop this threat thing inmediately, wue don't know if it's true, we don't know if Susan is aware of it, simply we don't know.

Susan will go on stage in an hour, please I beg of you don't add fuel to the fire!!!

Le's cross fingers and keep positive!!!!!
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 21, 2009
Diversity is probably dreaming they can go with Susan Boyle on tour in the States. They'd gain more fame.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@DR and others re death threat to Susan. What source does that come from? What sick person would want to do that? Can you post the original reference please.
Posted by ca0911 on June 21, 2009
My understanding was that she would perform in both shows, is it just to be tonight?
Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
Susan is going to perform tonight ? How can that be ? I thought I read in the papers that she was [as they called it] kicked off the tour ? Im sure the tabloids just made a little honest mistake right ? A little fib or perhaps a little white lie ? I guess their white lies are so many they've now turned from white to grey and now to black...not too much light in their publications :-)
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Kalua, amen to that.

Catsaloud, Simon SHOULD be under a lot of flak. He needs to keep protecting Susan and providing her with luxuries - she's done plenty to keep their names in the news. The only reason anyone pays any attention to them at all is because people associate them with Susan.
Posted by Meme on June 21, 2009
A thought re: all the stars who have come out to support Susan..Elaine Paige, Liza, Barbara, ..movie stars and rock stars. Wouldn't it be wonderful if somehow we could get them to "rally for Susan"..be out there with their support ..figure it would either help shush the tabloids..or make said stars fodder themselves.
Any thoughts???
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Susan is due to perform at 1:30 pm UK time and 6:30 pm UK
at the Wembley Arena in London
Posted by AmazinglyCritical on June 21, 2009
A lot more people are also going to be watching America's Got Talent because we all know we're going to see a Susan Performance. She can bring Pebbles with her, for sure to the states. Heck, the airline will probably let her have Pebbles on the plane with her, just because they'd be honored, to have her on the plane. Obama can send Air Force One to pick her up. Atleast our tax dollars would go for something useful, lol.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@AmazinglyCritical LOL Yes yes Air Force one!!!!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@lonnirose - isn't that the truth. Simon, Amanda and Piers owe their current careers to her. Whether they (Simon, Amanda and Piers) have any career left very much depends on how Susan comes out of this in my opinion.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Catsaloud. I have found this but pay it no credence whatsoever. What do you think of it?
http://ljwilliamson.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98:susan-boyle-receiving-death-threats&catid=1:blog-entry&Itemid=55
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Critical, that's a great idea! Let's write the Prez. He's a Susan fan.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Gotta go, reluctantly. I love attending church, but this fansite is my favorite thing to do. (Sorry, church family!)
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Good morning to all,

I think that we shoulg stop this threat thing inmediately, we don't know if it's true, we don't know if Susan is aware of it, simply we don't know.

Susan will go on stage in an hour, please I beg of you don't add fuel to the fire!!!

Le's cross fingers and keep positive!!!!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
The 'bloids are saying Susan should be singing in London today, so if good video starts to appear (hopefully this evening for the afternoon performance) I will create a DVD image as usual. A few folks have contacted me saying they couldn't find my previous postings about the current 7 DVDs, so I will post this again (in blue text) in the current blog.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
Lonnirose...bad girl bad girl...lol What did you sing in church today?? AND please post your most embarassing story, I'm hoping that Susan will get to read these and have a good laugh on us!!

Can't wait to see the video's of Susan later today too!! Yippie!!! Have fun all!!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 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 (NOTE: you must use a blank DVD, a CD will NOT work!) 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 7 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)

DVD 7 - Newcastle: Click here to download (140Mb)

Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@stevieboy49 - clearly that is a joke blog website. However I find it in very poor taste (and I have to say a bit unnerving that there are idiots out there who can post something making up death threat claims to anyone). In my country someone could be arrested for posting something like that.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
http://ljwilliamson.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98:susan-boyle-receiving-death-threats&catid=1:blog-entry&Itemid=55

What kind of sick person would organise a blog like that?

Thx Stevieboy49 for highlighting it. It was one thing having tabloids poking fun at Susan for her appearance etc, it is completely another issue when someone makes jokes about death threats.
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 21, 2009
CatsAloud - in any country the person responsible for making death threats like this could be arrested. The problem is catching the freaks who do it. I am so very worried about Susan!
Posted by Meggsy on June 21, 2009
According to a post on Youtube, it was a 25 year old Candadian who made the threat ......
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/youtube/thread?tid=4d6cb8acc526e767&hl=en
Posted by xeno on June 21, 2009
About death threats: I do know of one that was posted on Youtube and reported to the authorities. It was NOT a joke. I won't go into what this person said but it was an extremely serious matter. Another poster contacted the authorities in Scotland and also alerted the people at BGT about it. This was in the first couple of weeks after Susan's audition, and around that time she got her live-in "hunk" minder. I don't know if there was a causal relationship but moving him in with Susan was a good measure nonetheless.

Posted by sandystevenson on June 21, 2009
Yes, I agree with you they should be arrested for such horrible threats. I'm looking forward to hearing Susan sing at Wembley today, this will be a very big audience. Susan is definitely going to sell plenty of CD's when they are released and I will certainly be buying one and maybe some to send to friends.
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 21, 2009
If she performs after all this again it proves what a trooper she really is. She is one very brave woman. I think I would be too scared.

xeno - I hoipe that person was arrested! Sometimes I think youtube needs to be shut down there is just no moderation on there.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
cats aloud, I agree with you totally with regards to simon, amanda's and peir's careers going forward in a good light based on how susan does, because she has been treated so badly. They will get the reprocussions of that for sure. I tell you what Simon better hold up his part of the bargon regarding susans 2 cds that is for sure or the backlash will be so severe!

DJG we missed not hearing from you yesterday. Iam going to try to do the videos today.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
Cyber Jelly Beans Photobucket Photobucket Subo Gif Photobucket

We Love You Susan
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
God, I woke up early this morning reading great news of Susan performing today, then only an hour or so later to be reading about these death threats. I did a google search on it and am now petrified for her going on stage or even out in public anywhere. What a world of sickos. I'm so worried. Yes, I know I'm not supposed to read this kind of stuff, but I find it hard to keep my nose burried in the sand.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
danny ramone love the part about susan dancing that is so cute.
Posted by purplegothicqueen on June 21, 2009
I too am very worried Fran M. There needs to be heavy penalties regarding people who make such threats.

But just think how marvellous Susan will be when she performs. The woman is truly amazing.

And I do love all those pics which Danny Ramone has posted! Very clever! Susan doing her jig there and with the hearts! Lovely.
Posted by DR on June 21, 2009
FRAN M - I wouldn't worry. We do not know if it is true. However, I am sure the rumors are being thoroughly checked, and may possibly be the reason Susan has not performed for a few days. We must be open minded and trust she is being well cared for. I'm sure they would not let her back on stage if any real threats remain.

I, for one, am looking forward to the new videos of her next performance. Same songs, same dress - who cares. It's Susan I long to hear.
Posted by ksdust on June 21, 2009
I read something about the threats yesterday and I wondered if that was part of why Susan hasn't performed at all the tour stops, whether it was her decision or BGT's. anyway we here surround her with much love, good thoughts and prayers. I believe it's an effective "forcefield."

I'd love to hear Susan sing "You raise me up", for her parents and for us, her loyal fans. and with our "forcefield" we raise HER up! we need her and she needs us.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
DJG is a dvd vs cd a dvd-r. The R for writer?I am not sure what you mean by dvd and not cd.
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 21, 2009
How could someone be so sick to make such death threats!?
Can these sick dirty scums get any punishment?
I want to see them get punished for their cruelty!
Can we Susan fans get organized somehow to better defend our dear Susan?
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
@pgq and FranM..this is disconcerting news..and perhaps why Susan was bundled away when someone tried to get close to her after the Edinburgh concert.

Unfortunately, making threats carries no penalty. The FBI defended themselves after the shooting at the Holocaust Museum that even though the shooter posted many explicit threats in the internet there was nothing they could do about it..I agree it is wrong and he should have been branded as a potential terrorist!!!
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
hey everyone, get off the death threats crap. You are just stiring things up. This is way old stuff so knock it off. You are taking very old facts and injecting them into happening now, which may I remind you is what the tabloids are doing every day. Putting out lies from old information. we all had this discussion yesterday and decided to not respond in kind to ther trash!
Posted by sonia g on June 21, 2009
from fassbrig (3 hours ago)at youtube
Dancer Jordan Banjo, 16, said: "Susan is the main attraction here on the tour - everyone wants to see her."

"When she's singing I just stand at the side of the stage and watch her sing - she's amazing."

Enough said.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
@JennyZ1, Sadly, the attention seeking sickos who post stupid stuff usually only want the attention. Be sure the authorities will do all possible to determine if there is/was any danger. Wouldn't be at all surprised if others from the tour had equally ugly things posted. I'm afraid we are suddenly giving the sickos a lot of attention here.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Hey danny ramone where did you get that dancing susan I want to add it to my screen saver. That is so cute, makes me smile.It sure would get a laugh out of susan!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by CanadianBill on June 21, 2009
Something fun to do: I've just submitted a 'picture' and when its accepted, please check it out - because I CHALLENGE you to come up with your own version - our imagined first SUSAN BOYLE CD COVER! It'll be fun and there are a lot of talented folks here judging by all the beautiful banners that were created.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
GOOD MORNING SUSAWORLD----The 2 paragraphs below are the Susa-news from the article which is obviously an ad for America Got Talent---but anyways its POSITIVE for Susan!!

This past April, Susan Boyle, an unstylish, 47-year-old Scotswoman with frizzy hair, a wicked wit and a knockout voice, set the world afire with her rousing audition for “BGT.”

Boyle made it through to the finals, where she performed the song once again (with a somewhat more polished look). She may have come in second to a dance troupe, but she remains first in the hearts of millions around the world—and reportedly brought a tear to the eye of tough-minded “BGT” and “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell.

http://www.buffalonews.com/494/story/710215.html
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
@aliz - by 'blank DVD' I basically mean any format that can be written to, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW (whichever format your writer can handle - virtually all can write to both + and - formats). Just don't use the more obscure DVD-RAM format because that's a completely different format and won't work at all.
Posted by techiegram on June 21, 2009
Wow, Kipper should lighten up somewhat. Let Tommy use his talents to show his love for Susan and share with us to enjoy. I wish I was so talented. Also, I would like to thank Tommy for his service to our country(I didn't realize he was in Vietnam). Without people like him where would we be today. Keep up the great videos Tommy and Kipper I'll remember you in my prayers.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
Would people please refrain from repeating negative things here that you read in the tabloid press. PLEASE! you are only doing their horrible work for them. You are making it very difficult for the people who have to sort these things out. If they remove the source of evil they are still left with a trail of comments from nice people who are innocently helping these monsters.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Thank you djg, you are so talented. I am not so when it come to the computer. Glad your on this site. Is it father's day there in scotland too. If so have a cool one on me, esprcially if itas hot there as it is here. In the 90's F today here. Thanks again. May ask other question along the way if I can't get it to work.
Posted by sonia g on June 21, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3D8WSyPPOo&feature=related "near, but shaking" Glasgow
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
in my book, anyone that posts a death threat needs visiting by law enforcement urgently.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
@aliz Thankyou for the feedback on my Dancing Susan Gif. thats one that I made myself. I'm working on a longer one. I'll keep you on my list. I haven't figured out yet what to do about sharing it yet. I want to finish the next one first. Thanks, Bye for now!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@aliz. Disagree. It is a completely different matter from being 'tabloid trashed' to being 'death threatened'.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
The Wembley matinee will have begun by now - go sock it to them Susan!
As for the above comment from Danny Ramone - I quite agree, but it is difficult to refrain from trying to find out how Susan is when you have such a lack of bone fide information. Her PR team need to do much more to keep us informed about Susan, then we would not feel the need to "fuel the fire." It is they who are supposed to, as you put it, "sort these things out" and keep us informed and let's face it, they are not making much of a fist of it so far, now are they?
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 21, 2009
Zoey : Thank You for your last night post...I love and admire Barbra...I love and admire Susan....
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
HEY FOLKS! Susan's supposedly is to perform @ Wembley Arena 13:30 GMT, its 14:42 there now! Checked YouTube, didn't see any pirated phone cam videos - yet.
Posted by wistful on June 21, 2009
Good morning from Central NY. I just started reading some of the remarks left after (I at least)went to bed finally. terijay..the first account of "the kiss" was on Piers website and he said he spotted Susan upstairs by the dressing rooms and called to her. He said she ran down the stairs and jumped on him. It was a long kiss and that he would be dining on that the rest of his life. We may never know the truth, but I like that he said he will be dining on that the rest of his life...um.um?

Where did someone see that Piers said he has an emotional attachment to Susan? Guess we will have to wait for the real meaning of that. I can see any man falling in love with her, but, as I mentioned in another blog, Susan does not fit the mold of what most showman type are looking to present on their arm-plastic, botoxed, anorexic, and no personality. Sad, their loss. I hope we might be surprised. She is so adorable, actually beautiful on screen, and her own person. Is it also possible Simon really does have a soft spot for her?

Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
In my book anyone who keeps mentioning this ( ........ )needs (.........)If comments can be removed one at a time please remove this one with all the others that keep mentioning this.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well...you can bet that security is very tight at these arenas and theaters. There has always been good and
evil in the world. This is nothing new. And it is a sad but true fact that some kids grow up never knowing the difference between right and wrong...because their parents never knew. There is nothing more dangerous on earth than an ignorant human being... But, there are those who dedicate their lives to cleaning up these matters, swiftly, and efficiently...and you can bet that
they are on the job.

Meanwhile...you do everything you can to ensure safety...and you go on with the show. Yes, it takes courage. It always has taken courage to stand for what's
right. That's just the way it is.

They will find this kid...trust me...they will find him.

Meanwhile, let us focus on the joy, the happiness, the
inspiration and hope that is Susan Boyle...and not on fear
If we focus on fear...the bad guys win.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
The Press Association has confirmed she's doing both London shows today:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5iFeu3RWqWHv0qUAGHJLG9t5WBb7w
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Purplegothicqueen, DR and Pottedferne and others: Thanks for your encouraging words re the threats. Appreciate the encouragement. And to the others (aliz, for one) complaining about anyone mentioning it here, it is HERE on this blog where I read about it this morning, not in the tabloids. So yes, out of deep concern after reading about it here, I did a google search to see where it originated from.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 21, 2009
Bobber2: party's for Susan all over the world when her CD comes out...great idea....
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Yes, it's showtime in the Wembley Arena in Middlesex...
Susan is scheduled to perform both shows today. Be watching for videos and news stories as Susan returns to
the stage! YEEEEEHAH!

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

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Sheron on June 21, 2009
I think Simon Cowell should call a press conference and tell the world that Susan has no obligation whatsoever to fans, media or press to appear at any performance that she does not want to attend. All the big wigs at BGT have undoubtly failed her in countless ways, including not protecting her from the mob of fans that trample her everytime she leaves a building. She should have body guards protecting her at all times. The public seems to think that since they like her so much, that it is her duty to appear for their entertainment. Hocky Pock!!!!!! BGT should be busy filing lawsuits against newspapers and talk show hosts for reporting lies and suggesting that she is mentally ill, not just talking to her family, which I find insulting to her as a grown woman. She is not a child and can do whatever she sees fit. Hearing and seeing her sing is a privilage and an honor. I listen to her every single day and she lifts me up, but I don't think she owes me or anyone else an explanation for not appearing....
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
re: Susan's first CD.....we discussed quite a while back about planning parties with media involvement..there is a DJ where I live who I bet who would do Karoke in the parking lot with any proceeds going to a charity for animal shelters.

Can't you picture it now with us in our lawnchairs (wheelchairs) or whatever acting like the tweeners do before the newest HP or Varmire books are released LOL
Posted by Randma on June 21, 2009
DannyRamone, I thoroughly enjoyed your post with Susan dancing. Brings back great memories of her at the audition and semifinal. Thanks.
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
meant vampire ...not varmit!!!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Just noted on the Chat Room---Susan has performed and the show will be over in about 20 minutes. S0 the SUSA-WATCH begins!!!!!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Oops---I forgot the time----10:17 EST here in Massachusetts
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
I never read the scumbloids but when I come across headlines like this one:

"Simon Cowell Sorry For Being Such a Jerk"

I tell myself You can say that again pal!!!

hahahahaha!
Posted by IndySue on June 21, 2009
10:20...it is really difficult to follow a daily schedule of getting things done. I find myself going over and over the threads to see where I left off reading. Ya know, we Susanites must read it all. If we would post a time first we could find where we left off reading when we go get another cup of coffee, or whatever takes us away from the computer...like going to work.
Posted by Teesiel on June 21, 2009
@ Wild Ol' Dan: hi just popping in for a few minutes..wanted to let you know that there was no security whatsoever at either show from my experience, compared to US it was very different..no bags searched, metal detectors..or anything. Not even the line dividers like they have at banks or airports..people just roam on in and find their seats..it is more like a country fair type of atmosphere. I found it to be very refreshing--like a throw back to the Andy Griffith show now on Nick at Night here in America..That's how I learned that on night 2 I could bring a real video camera because no one searched or cared, frankly. Have a good day! or as they say over there--Cheers!
Posted by Donna T on June 21, 2009
Here is a very supportative article for Susan. I thought you all might want to read it.
http://susanboylefanclub-usa.blogspot.com/2009/06/susan-boyle-cancels-at-nottingham.html
Posted by Teesiel on June 21, 2009
@wistful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LLGHr1VLrg

Piers and his attachment to SB
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
Just a thought here: Maybe we should encourage Susan to think of those scabloid writers as a chorus line onstage, dressed in backless hospital gowns (showin' their wazoos) and all singing "If I Only Had a Brain!" a la Wizard of Oz scarecrow.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle WB missed you Grande Dame muahhhhhhh
Posted by rg on June 21, 2009
You said to send an email to help with the forum--I don't know where to send it, but I'll help.

I missed the top ten songs on the first album...but I like the first two songs songs during the audition with that CD musicBGT played. Actually, the first time she sang I Dreamed A Dream music with the final's music was my favorite.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Pards,

There's been an awful lot of advertising for America's
Got Talent lately. Well, let me just say that I do not
plan to watch it and I would not have watched Britains Got
Talent had it not been for the fact that Susan Boyle was
on that show.

The star here, in my humble opinion, isn't the show...
it is Susan.

It's Susan that I am celebrating...her talent, her personality, her life story, everything about her.

If Susan appears on America's Got Talent I will watch
that particular show. Truth is I will do my best to watch
any show that Susan appears on.

Now, am I grateful that Britains Got Talent brought Susan to our attention? Of course I am. You bet I am.
Britains Got Talent has good reason to be very proud of that. And, I, for one do not blame Britain's Got Talent,
Simon, Piers, Amanda or anybody with that show for anything, whatsoever.

I have said, and continue to say, that the only bad guy
in this whole thing is the British Tabloid Press. Period.

I believe that the Britains Got Talent Tour is giving
Susan Boyle a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in
singing in front of large crowds. She wants and needs that experience as her career moves forward.

Susan loves the roar of the crowd, the standing ovations, the wonderful responses she has been getting in performance after performance. Britains Got Talent is
giving her this opportunity for experience and you can bet
that Susan deeply appreciates it.

Simon will be taking Susan to record her CDs after the
tours...then, it's on to the States.

Susan's dreams are coming true because of Britains Got
Talent. Her fame, her future, her enormous popularity
around the world and especially here in the States is a
direct result of the chance she was given on an audition
stage in Glasgow. She took that chance and ran with it.

Susan is the star she always dreamed of becoming. I
believe we are in this outfit to celebrate her...past, present, and future. I wish those television shows success in the future, but I, for one, wont be followin' that trail...nope... I'll be followin' Susan.

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

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
((Kalua))! Whatchya been doin' with yer fun self, chere?

Can't wait for the Susan vids to show up re: Wimbledon or Wimbleton or whatever! Bet they'll be good!
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Marie-Fan-Forever Canada, Maria Jean, Aliz, Terijay, M.L., and Grey Grannie thank you for your responses to my post (yesterday) about Barbra -- apologies to anyone I may have not mentioned. Nice to know we have our affinity to both Susan and Ms. Streisand in common! Also nice to know some of us are around the same age :-). I do think one of the reasons Susan entered my heart as quickly as she did is that the passion with which she sings, her connection with every word of every song, and her obvious love of and devotion to her craft so reminds me of Barbra. Not to even mention the quality with which she sings.
So good to know Susan returned to the stage today; no doubt those Wembly arena fans are thrilled! Will be out and about today celebrating Father's Day with the family but will look forward to checking in with you all this evening to learn how Susan is today, how the performances went, and any and all news you may care to share. Have a good day all, and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
WILD OL'DAN, Amen to only watching those shows when Susan appears! I totally agree.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 21, 2009
Bobber2: party's for Susan all over the world when her CD comes out...great idea....

My Response : Well thankyou Marie and I read today on this blog that others have thought of the same similar idea long before...many might have various good ideas of how it could be done but a must I think would be at least 7 new Susan CD's to have been purchased to have made it an offical Susan Party :-) Some might have alot more at their party but 7 is a good comfort zone number for many people in their homes. A cake with the words We Love You Susan or I Dreamed A Dream iced on in words and the press might cover the story wondering how many Susan Boyle cakes were sold not to mention all the CD's. Perhaps this might give us an opportunity to get our minds off various negative things like the tabloid distortions etc, and get our minds on something more constructive and positive...or like the saying goes [forgive the large letters] BUT INSTEAD OF CURSING THE DARKNESS WE TURN ON THE LIGHT ? ?
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Teesiel,

It's interesting that Security was lax at the two performances you attended in Scotland. I think, the
truth be known, we all long for things to be like they
were on the Ol' Andy Griffith show. But, it's a dangerous
world out there today...and, maybe, with the new threat,
security levels will change at the venues to come. Let's
hope that safety for all the performers and the audience
is being emphasized in the shows ahead.

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by texun on June 21, 2009
@Wild Ol' Dan. You have an elegant way with words. Thank you for expressing the feelings of so many.

This is all about Susan and the joy she has brought to this world.

Gary
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Hey catsaloud and fran, I want to know where your sourse for this current threat is coming from.if the threat occured yesterday or today and in a reputible paper like washington post, not a stupid tabloid rag then and only then will I beleive such is happening. Also I think God is looking out for her.
Posted by nibbana on June 21, 2009
Susan reportedly desperate to perform at Wembley:
http://www.digitalspy.com/britainsgottalent/a161191/boyle-desperate-to-perform-at-wembley.html
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
Hey, BOBBER2, great idea those party pods! I'd sure like to hostess one. Also, maybe Susan's fans could start a "Light a candle for Susan Boyle" email, send it to all their friends, encouraging them to send it to their friends, and so on and so on, adding names and a candle each time it's forwarded.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Also cats aloud and fran I want to hear it from piers or simon that it is happening. I want it from the horses mouth, not the tabs.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
Am I still too sleepy or didn't I read that this "threat" happened during the early AUDITIONS? Help me out here
Posted by nibbana on June 21, 2009
The article which quotes 16 year old Diversity in support of Susan:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/06/21/susan-boyle-vows-to-make-comeback-for-wembley-gig-115875-21458805/
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@LucyB; THANKS for update!

Susan got through today's "Part A," ten or so minutes when SOMEBODY will be able to relay video out, few minutes more after that when hopefully Paul will post a "Breaking News" video on new blog - and I'll not croak for at least 500 posts on this friggin louzy dial-up connection I've got!
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
Well, I have gone through all the posts since I went to bed last night as best I could. Agree less said about threat the better since we really know nothing for sure. Have been thinking of Susan and hoping all is going well with her today as she sings once more.

DannyG.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
I just posted on Piers wesite to appeal to him to help Susan fight the bad press. Here's what I wrote:

Piers ,while your lying around naked smelling like a hamburger,poor Susan is being eaten alive by the tabloid press. The stories are out of control and spreading like wildfire. Can't BGT do something to fight the backlash? Simon defended himself but couldn't he have defended Susan? Why can't you just set a schedule for her performances on the tour,allowing her days off,rather than waiting to the last to announce she won't be performing. Poor Susan is being used as a scapegoat. The other acts take nights off,but the press doesn't ridicule them. Everytime Susan takes a night off they say she got booted from the show. Can't Susan do an interview to show everyone she is fine?
Posted by JJ :) on June 21, 2009
Ol'Dan - I have somethin 4 U - send me a email.

ML - thanx 4 the info on lil'doggy - thats sweet ;)

Danny Ramone - thanx 4 the darling ani's, U r GOOD!


Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
About that thing we shouldn't mention: I did click on the link, and I wonder if that whole article was just a stupid blogger's attempt at "humor." They quote the UK paper "The Beaver." I cannot find any such paper (except for an economics report) and in the US that word is slang for a part of the female anatomy. Also in the article, there is a quote from Simon Cowell saying, if that [unnamed thing] happened, Susan would from "celebrity to eternal legend." Now, no matter what your opinion of Simon is, I think we can agree that he would NEVER say such a thing.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@patriciasart: Absolutely fantastic comment to Piers!
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 21, 2009
(Repeating invitation so everyone has a chance to respond)

Hi, villagers! We will be staying at the Happy Valley Inn in Blackburn from June 26 to July 2!! If you want to send a nice note or letter of blessing to the people of Blackburn, which we will hand-deliver to people in the pub, the community centre, or other Blackburn hot spots, just PM us with your message or letter and we will print it out! ♥♥
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@aliz - this was posted by Stevieboy49
http://ljwilliamson.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98:susan-boyle-receiving-death-threats&catid=1:blog-entry&Itemid=55

In my experience any kind of death threat (even meant as a joke) should be taken seriously. Some site members seem to disagree.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
patriciasart great ccomment to piersie baby.
Posted by Meme on June 21, 2009
Time to leave for family's Father's Day celebration. I will definately be very anxious to get back here later and check for updates and hopefully videos of today's first performance. Go get'em Susan!!
Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Thanks to those who are reminding all of us to focus on the positive and keep our support strong for Susan. I have completely stopped reading all the trashy articles and am trying to find positive reports and write to thank them. Any such URLs posted will be appreciated.
Posted by NancyUSA on June 21, 2009
Looks like TXNoelle had lots of good coffee this AM.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
Hey, Yall! I just looked at the alleged threat and it's so OBVIOUSLY a tongue-in-cheek HOAX! (hums "If I Only Had a Brain" to self)
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Patriciasart----OHMERCIME!!! I just hope that Piersy-babe's ego can stand the drubbing you just gave him---I'm still giggling about the picture---and I quote you--- "Piers ,while your lying around naked smelling like a hamburger"!!!
Posted by tweek on June 21, 2009
Patriciasart has indeed won the standing ovation of the day with her comment on Piers. Wow!
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
There is a writeup on the tv guide section in my local paper, "The Daily Breeze" this morning with Piers talking about AGT. He mentions Susan a lot, and he said also speaking of seeing Susan perform at the audition:
"At the time, Morgan says," I was getting quite emotional, and that's never happened to me before on any of these shows." I won't be watching AGT either, Dan..one reason it is on so late. 9-11 pm, and I work so I don't stay up that late. I kind of like Piers Morgan, so I may watch clips on the internet the day after, though just to catch him. Oh, and the only reason I like Piers is because Susan sees something in him, and I figure she sees something in him that is deeper than his public persona...
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Just a thought... I would also like to offer support by purchasing her merchandise... BUT I want it to be something from which SHE benefits and as far as I can tell all the stuff out there is by others exploiting (IMO) her name to make a buck. Does anyone know if there are any sites out there where you can purchase SuBo items and SHE actually gets any profit from it?
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by NancyUSA on June 21, 2009
Looks like TXNoelle had lots of good coffee this AM.***

Yep, NANCYUSA, got my quart jug o' joe right here at my elbow, chere. ;>
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
As I said I have been reading the posts. It is good to know that we are so near the forum and other improvements. I have to say though that I too am puzzled that the first word of this was brought to us by you, ARosebush. I don't really understand your relationship or connection with Paul. Were you a friend or acquaintance of his prior to his starting this site? I know a number of members who have been here a good while, including myself, who have sent e-mails to Paul on various subjects at times, including suggestions for improving the site to make it more efficient, ways to decrease conflicts between those wanting different kinds of things from the site (not scolding people but ways to use structure to do it), all sorts of things. And to my knowledge, no one ever received a response of any kind from Paul. I know I didn't. That's why I don't understand how you got to be so close with him. From your posts, it almost sounds like you are in constant contact with him. Are you also helping to formulate any new rules that will govern the forum and site? That's why I wondered if you knew him earlier. And since no one is supposed to know any details about the forum and you are not allowed to share anything you know, I was curious as to why you mentioned it at all. Sort of like teasing everyone that you know something the rest of us don't. Why not just wait for Paul to roll the forum out without letting on you are in on it all?

Perhaps you can enlighten us about all this.

DannyG.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
TXNoelle, thamk you dear one for clarifying that for all on this site. proud of you for that.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Good Sunday Morning, Susanation:

Very nice article on Susan in 'Entertainment&Showbiz News.com":

Susan Boyle: Desparately waiting for Susan’s debut album

Millions of Susan Boyle’s fans are awaiting Christmas for a rather different reason this year. Come December and we are likely to be bowled over by the Susan Boyle’s debut album.

It has been reported that Susan is working on her debut album and will try to bring it out by Christmas. Boyle, who was the runner-up on the show, sat in central London studio with producers from Simon Cowell’s record company, Sony Music.

The record is set to be “musical themed” - reflecting Susan’s love of West End stage shows. She is likely to sing a duet with her idol Elaine Paige for the new album.

And her BGT song ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Miserables is likely to be the opening track. “Wednesday was Susan’s first day as a recording artist - she had a brilliant time,” the Sun quoted an insider as saying.

“She talked about what songs she wanted for the album - it’s going to be a case of trying to pin her down to her favourite ten or so,” the insider added.

You bet, we are waiting for that album!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 21, 2009
catsaloud, that blog article is definitely meant to be a joke, given that the show producer supposedly said that the tribute show would have enormous entertainment value! I think the author was making a statement about the twisted moral values of the business rather than aiming anything at Susan.

By the way, in many places in the USA someone can make all the threats they want against another person. The police won't do anything until there is actual action taken to carry out the threat (by which time it is often too late to do anything constructive!). I know from personal experience. Stalking laws may help where they exist, but otherwise you are just plain up a creek w/o a paddle.
Posted by daygo5 on June 21, 2009
All the best susan for the upcoming venues starting with wembly arena, you have a special talent and a special personality, take things in your own way, forget the press they are nobodies not worth wasting energy on. You go for it and every success you deserve it. god bless.
Posted by Godscre on June 21, 2009
Just wanted to wish Paul a Happy Father's Day for giving birth to this site and of course to those Dad's, Tommy and others who have birthed the creative videos and those of Susan which will live forever in cyberspace. Peace and cyberhugs, Jan
Posted by fano123 on June 21, 2009
patriciasart

One possibility for a lack of response by BGT with the press - they don't think its important.

The big money for Susan lies in the US. Simon has repeatedly talked about how America loves Susan and that he thinks she'll sell over 10M CDs.

The reality is that the British tabloids just don't carry any weight over here. The ardent fans, like on this site, don't believe them and the more casual fans can't be bothered.

The money involved in promoting her in the US will be substantial. They are already engaged in market research, etc. and most likely determined the best course of action is to ignore the British press and let it quiet down on its own. I think you'll see more proactive PR when she comes to the US.

Another reason I think this may be true has been the silence fro Susan's camp. It suggests to me that her new business manager, who knows what he is doing, thinks that this is also the best course of action.

I am starting to beleive they has far more control over this that we think. I think they are already focused on the next step (CD and US tour). I think that we are going to see Susan do a limited amount of the remaining tour, conserving her energy and working her CD.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Hey why couldn't we do a shirt with our banner on it and sell it to members and others on the internet. Also a susan tea mug would be great, or a vidoe(cd) of susans's videos including interviews and special shows she has sone.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
I agree with Wild 'Ol Dan that the site should be kept positive and that is what I try to do with my posts. I frequently trash the tabloids on their own letter pages over how they treat Susan Boyle. I am a fighter for Susan. Concerning supposed threats to Susan Boyle detected by site members (e.g. 'stevieboy49')- I suggest that any amount of information (however small) at hand be given directly to the US FBI or UK Police via their web informer sites. When someone makes public death threats it is not a laughing matter.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@ CatsAloud ,I think thats thier idea of a joke. Its hard to believe this L.J. Williamson is a woman.She is heartless. Its beyond my comprehension to even imagine something so cruel as this. I think its best to ignore this and not let it rob you of your peace.That is what I will do. The internet is full of kooks!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@bethin - after a series of serial killings in Europe in recent years where a gunman has warned ahead (via the net) he would do it, it is not a laughing matter anymore.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 21, 2009
catsaloud, I'm not saying it's a laughing matter, far from it. I've been on the other end of that situation, and believe me, I wasn't laughing. I was 17 years old and my mom called the police. The police shrugged their shoulders and said there was nothing they could do.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
OK folks, Paul asked for experienced folks to apply to serve as moderators. How many out there are "experienced" vs new bloggers (like me)? I doubt he told ARosebush to be hush hush about it since everyone else has been talking about it for weeks. As for being new, isn't it great that there are more new names showing up every day. I suspect most any of them would have more experience with a forum than me, so whatever Paul does is great. I suspect he has plenty else to do besides this site, does he not..and "among friends."
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@terijay ,And I think when Piers says jump Susan says How High? She will be eager to please him. I just hope flying over here to do that show isn't to much for her. She still hasn't had any down time. She has been going full tilt for 3 months now. She needs a holiday already.She has gone from unemployed to working 24/7
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
helloe aroseblush, thank you, thank you, thank you ever so much for that great news about susan's cd. I can't wait, wait, wait. it is going to be gobsmacked for sure. Love the bowled over statement. I believe it will be bowled over over 100 million times over.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
To bring comfort to some of Susan fans here upset about the threat thing. While its true anything is possible in life consider however the law of probabilities...if somebody was actually serious about carrying out something like this would they adverstise it to the world? Wouldn't that be counterproductive to what they claim they would like to do ? So while I wouldn't deny something shouldn't be taken with a measure of seriousness I would say the greater possiblity is it's just some nut sounding off for their idea of a sick joke.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
I would be very careful about speaking about of the above matters ie 'death threats' here on our blog. There are people who come on our site and don't announce themselves, and read this blog. We need to be positive and nourishing towards Susan on this site. We don't want to initiate 'negative thought forms' here.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
BOBBER2, may I also add that if it were a valid threat, the author wouldn't have posted their NAME to it, as it would tend to circumvent their successful fulfillment of their alleged agenda?
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 21, 2009
Susan doesn't actually have to come here to be on AGT...Satellite hook-up works just fine. That'll get the ratings up for that episode of the show for sure. Probably won't be the first night though. Kind a hope not since I'll be on the road on Tuesday. I actually have watched AGT and found it light entertainment. I also watched Celebrity Aprentice and Piers was actually the only voice of reason and humanity during his appearances there. Those are the only two "reality" shows I've watched!

And Wild Ol' Dan thanks for continuing to keep the posse headed on down the road in the right direction. Wagon's ho!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@patriciasart, I think your right. No one in my social circle is following her story.They haven't a clue about the tabloid press. My family thinks I'm becoming obsessed with Susan,my husband rolls his eyes at me,my daughter thinks I should take a chill pill. If I bring her up to discuss whats going on in the press,they don't want to talk about it. They will tolerate a story or two but I can see they are not interested. So I agree ,people in the USA will have a chance to make their own judgements when she comes here to sing. What a refreshing change that will be for her. I'm sure she will get plenty of positive press.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
@Bobber2 and others who love the idea of a Susan Boyle Party when the cd is released. Who else in the Chicago area is game. Shall we do the Rosemont or Arlington Park or ...? Too cold at Soldier Field at Christmas :) Think of a great cause for all the donations for attendence...oops, I'm moving into fantasyland, but such fun.
Posted by HAPPY on June 21, 2009
Patriciasart, I love the idea of "Piers lying naked smelling like a hamburger"...hilarious! Yesterday night was great fun! I think we all needed a break. Again the news coming today is both good and bad. I suppose if the production scheduled Susan to perform twice today it just means she's alright. As for threat allegations, Susan's security must of course be taken seriously, but we can't start fretting about that too or this would really become too much to bear... I often pray for her to be allowed to sing, just sing her heart out ... Is there anything else we can do? This world is a shame!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
oops,typo my comments abve were a reply to fano123 not to myself.

Big Ooopps
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Ponylady:

I am here, you can be speak to me directly. There is a reason Paul told me to be 'hush hush'. It has nothing to do with the new site. You are correct, the new site has been announced for weeks. He asked me not to give out the site link, as he doesn't want thousands of people logging onto the site. The site work is still not finished. It's a work in progress. If I didn't make that clear last night, I am now. End of story.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
@patriciasart: The AGT show has the first show on the 23rd- Tuesday night-not sure how many weeks it runs- most likely Susan will not appear ( if she does) until much later maybe even after all the audition shows...Have a feeling she would fly to Vegas where it is filmed, I believe, to see Piersy.
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
LOL, well OK.
Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
Really makes me curious about the business side of a CD...many have given a list of good songs for Susan to sing but 1) do the original composers of these songs even give permission to use them and 2) what type of royalities do they receive for allowing it. And I wonder how many songs are out there that you don't have to pay royalties to use them.
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 21, 2009
Celebrities have been appearing on AGT toward the end of the season, so Susan probably wouldn't appear until then, either. I'm sure they arrange it that way to ramp up viewership for the finals.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
LOL, PATRICIA'SART!!! I love your "lying around naked smelling like a hamburger" comment to Piersy Baby! Too funny! Kudos on the whole thing, chere!
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 21, 2009
Good question Bobber2...makes me wonder if everytime we listen to Susan sing, IDAD, do royalties go somewhere? Maybe not since we're not paying to listen and youtube is "free"..interesting thing about the financial loop-hole in the internet including the whole "taxing" of the internet thing.
Posted by calicoskittens on June 21, 2009
Hi, we've been watching the site for quite some time now, I guess, soon after it started. I've spotted a really pretty lady in this neighborhood. She's got a nice owner too. Her owner sings to her and has a really pretty voice. I heard her say, (although I haven't met her personally) that her owner has been singing for lots of other people too, not just her anymore. That's a little bit hard, but she trusts her and knows she'll be back to sing to her again often. She knows she loves her and misses her.

Well, me and my siblings gotta take off, Mom's taking us on an outing. (Our mom's name is Calico, by the way.) mew
Posted by Csk8stoo on June 21, 2009
Purrfect little calicokittens..
Posted by calford on June 21, 2009
10:54 a.m.-CST - @Patriciasart - I LOVE the Piers lying naked smelling like a hamburger...that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time.

@Aroseblush - could not agree more about the above-mentioned talk.....we have absolutely got to keep the comments positive and uplifting for Susan and not come down to "their" level of trash-talk.

Until Paul gets the new forum up - and thank you Paul - it does help to put a time up to find where you left off last. I am spending most of my day coming back to the computer to "catch up" with the Village.

Can't wait until we get the first videos of our Susan singing once again. Happy Father's Day to all of those here in the Global Village!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Susan needs a voice break - the following blog post is well written on the subject.

http://susanboylefanclub-usa.blogspot.com/2009/06/britains-got-talent-schedule-cruel-and.html

I said the same thing many times in several posts in the last 2 weeks on this site. Susan has to pick her venues on the tour, otherwise she will destroy her voice. I cannot believe BGT organisers can put the finalists through a live performance schedule of 25 dates in under 6 weeks; particuarly for solo singers like Susan. Unbelievable.

Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
Do the AGT live shows work like the BGT ones? i.e. are they in a short space of time etc...? We had past winners and finalists appearing in the semi's for BGT. If that is the pattern for AGT Susan could conceivably appear in one those shows, but one hopes they plan it with care and allow her to chose what she sings and not go for the predictable IDAD one - though she could do two songs - and round off with IDAD I suppose. It is her signature tune and everyone wants to hear it.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud , I think its grueling ! Something out of the dark ages. I picture them all chain together working like slaves on a chain gang!
Posted by jaffa66 on June 21, 2009
Just passing through-found this on Twitter: a fan is there at Wembley watching . 2 hrs ago Says "Subo is on stage!!!!Whoopppp! All must have gone well!!!!!!
Can relax now Yah!!!!! Back to bed. 2am here in Eastern Australia. Goodnight!
http://twitter.com/ItsEmOfCourse
Posted by mina on June 21, 2009

@wild o dan that was like alway a great comment!

our lovely susan went from a unemployed, quite life few weeks ago to a WORLDSTAR! may we can compare that to working lets say, as a cashier at wal mart, suddenly got a promotion without training to LEAD 6 stores at once, as a kind of CEO! all eyes are at you, every little mistake you made is a big deal...even though you do not made big ones, then they found something to make it big!!
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after few months you feel better, got experince in your new job know to handle things better and that is was susan is giong through right now....and i have to say, she did terrific in all her performances and she will do beter and better!!!

Posted by Csk8stoo on June 21, 2009
As I recall, the semi-final and final shows are a week apart.(AGT) We get to vote here via the internet in addition to telephone. We don't have the follow-up live tour either.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
@Aliz:

Good Morning to you too. I always like to start my day with good news. In this case, all the interests in the music business about Susan's new Christmas CD. It's heartening to know that others out there know that Susan's fans are waiting anxiously for her CD too.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Okay... I just wrote my first boycott letter (I avoided that word) to a MAJOR popular magazine (in the USA)and am making a list of their advertisers. I am going to look for the names of the presidents of their advertiser companies and begin sending out snail mail letters to all of them saying I will not longer buy their products if they continue to go along with this. Not sure if I should say the name of the magazine on here or not so will refrain. :) Those trashoids want war they will get war... BUT I will try very hard to do so in a kind, gracious way. :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
I even think the semi finals and the finals are crammed in too short a space of time. Its all done in one week. The contestants have no time to rest. Thats probably why Hollie broke down,she was exhausted. Stravos Flately said he and his son were extremely tired.I think they do it to keep the public's attention whipped up. Its like the World Series .
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
Hello, I am back in the village at the request of many sweet friends. Hopefully the trolls have done toying with their food and have moved on to other underpasses. I have been singing a tune all morning that I think would be wonderful for Susan. "Sunny Came Home". On another note, my kitties are whistle-trained and I was wondering if any one else's cats come when their whisted at or sung to.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
I agree pickled tink. I hope Susan likes singing IDAD... I am sure people will want to hear it at every performance. Susan is to IDAD as Judy Garland is to Over the Rainbow.
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@Carnegie61: Yes, Indeed IDAD is Susan's signature song.
Posted by jaffa66 on June 21, 2009
SUSAN HAS SUNG AT WEMBLEY- so presume all went well, for those who didn't notice my post above.

Ni-night :-)
Posted by maigret on June 21, 2009
@aroseblush. You haven't answered the question of how and why you are privvy to inside information from Paul. What's going on here?
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Aliz: You asked my source for the current threat. Your quote: "Hey catsaloud and fran, I want to know where your sourse for this current threat is coming from." So, I have copied the blog post where I first heard about it this morning. I guarantee you that Tassiesandy meant no harm in her post. She was just concerned, but here it is:

Posted by tassiesandy on June 21, 2009
I was trolling through the web today and found an item saying that Susan has had death threats, does anyone know whether or not this is true. If so, it's no wonder she's terrified, as if it's not bad enough being plunged onto the world stage but that as well.

I had not heard anything about this prior, and so I naturally thought it is current and I got worried. Again, Tassiesandy meant absolutely no harm in her post. It was innocent on her part, I am positive of that.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
More Interesting news about Susan. I will post the link in the next post.

Russell Brand To Tour With Susan Boyle and Shaheen Jafargholi
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Scrooge I am glad you are back. You make me laugh on a daily basis. Patoots! Hee, hee.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
THE WINNER OF THE BEST POST ON THIS THREAD AWARD:

Posted by jaffa66 on June 21, 2009
Just passing through-found this on Twitter: a fan is there at Wembley watching . 2 hrs ago Says "Subo is on stage!!!!Whoopppp! All must have gone well!!!!!! Can relax now Yah!!!!! Back to bed. 2am here in Eastern Australia. Goodnight! http://twitter.com/ItsEmOfCourse

Thank you jaffa66
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@Aliz: Good morning, aliz!
@ammo: Good morning, ammo!
@ArielAZ: Good morning, ArielAZ!
@aroseblush: Good morning, aroseblush!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@Scrroge; Welcome Back!

"The Trolls" (a REALLY bad "garage band" I think) have gone under the carpet for a while. I'd came out of "hibernation" two days ago (for a while at least...) and have enjoyed this blog post immensely.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
http://www.susan-boyle.com/messages/view/9SN1VM2MYP5FHY18
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Just for reference---its 12:20 EST in Massachusetts---just about 2 hours since it was noted in the Chat Room that Susan had performed at Wembley. soooo the wait contines....this waiting sure does cause the fingernails to get much shorter!!!
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
tickled pink(opps pickled tink) I saw in an interview with simon that he wants AGT to be live like it was with this years show of BGT. Susamns popularity in the reason for this. HE said this on a british interview. He thinks it will be better, he was so shocked with the respone the world had with regards to susan. And this is why he is making it with a bigger live audience.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Sorry: I am switching between screens. Here is the correct link for Susan's tour.

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s2i54934
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia: Thanks, it's nice to be back! Thanks for the very good news, such a relief!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@Scrooge; I BEG forgiveness in letting my fingers do the walking TOO fast typing in your handle ;>(
Posted by maigret on June 21, 2009
@Teeisel. I've been watching the video with the sax player and keep my finger on the pause button to catch different glimpses of Susan. I love the look of affection he has for her as they stand at the end of the stage. Thanks again for your work.
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings: I am just curious, when you say we can send messages to Susan's neighborhood folks and you say to "PM" the message, what does "PM" mean? Maybe "Private Message" (just guessing)? Here is the next dumb question: How do I "PM" you?

By the way, I was in Brooklyn last night at a wedding at the El Caribe.

Have a wonderful vacation in Susan's home town!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
THAT"S SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY-SATIRE-HAHA STUFF!!!!! that's not real news, just pretend!!!
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Hey scrooge I have been thinking about! you glad to see your here! missed you bunches.Go up and see Danny's dancing susan. i think she would really love it and be laughing with us!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@aroseblush...I hope you all realize that article (about Russell Brand) is a spoof, right?
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Sorry, I am referring to the link that aroseblush just put up!! note the title---thespoof!!
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@Retired in Flat Broke Kalifornia: OK! Begging not necessary, though.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
TXNOELLE, WHO'S LYING AROUND NAKED WITH A HAMBURGER?
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
The spoof have been running supposed Funnies for weeks, some of them are vaguely amusing but some are downright offensive.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Johnnycake - Bet that isn't something you say everyday!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
LOL, J.C.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
TxNOELLE Go to piers web site. He really is very attractive. Susan has good taste.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Piers Morgan- wwww.piersmorgan.com
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
aroseblush: Thank you for the info that you provided regarding the new forum. I appreciate that you are volunteering to be a moderator. I'm very new here and appreciate all of your input. Navigating this current forum can be a little frustrating. I'm glad you are willing to give of your time to help in a better forum environment. I look forward to participating in it.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
I'm new to BGT,like many here,Susan led me to the show. I can see being in it is like running a marathon . It would seem like you would have to prepare for it and be in good health so you can keep up. I wonder how many constestants think beyond the audition part and don't realise how tough the finals and live tours will be.
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 21, 2009
Hi aroseblush, Piggie is right-at the bottom of the article in red, it states 'The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.'

If it were true, how could Susan possibly work on her CD and have somewhat of a normal life? I questioned the veracity of the article as soon as I started reading it.
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@aroseblush - The Spoof is a site devoted to satire...it doesn't even pretend to be legitimate. One would only ever click on that site if in the mood for some comedy or, as it is often, verging on dark satire. Definately a site to 'pass over' if you're looking for legitimate news about anything :-)
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@aliz: Hi!!! Will go and look at it now, thank you.
Posted by wenvas on June 21, 2009
@Scrooge - Nice to see you here :-)
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
@aliz: That is just too cute. What a good job he did there!
Posted by BethInTheUSA on June 21, 2009
aroseblush, doll, I hope you know you are in for a world of ribbing, posting that link to The Spoof as if it were a real article!
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Piggie: Yes, I do. It's a spoof. But it made me think about a tour for Susan. If Simon is serious about Vegas, they usually have an opening act...a warm up group or artist. It's tough to do a 2 hr show by yourself.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
He is very attractive, is Piers. But what makes him attractive is his kindness and clear affection for Miss Boyle
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
Indeed - there is no way that Susan, or any sane woman for that matter, would go within a mile of Russell Brand!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
http://www.officialpiersmorgan.com/
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Yay so glad for the news that she is onstage. That woman has a tremendous amount of courage! You GO SuBo!!

BTW since this fan site URL has been posted here before... and for sure we all need to join together... I guess I can post it... but they are snail mailing packets containing all letters sent to Susan via a link on their site. Go to http://www.susanboylefanclubusa.com and scroll down on the write to send your letter of support to Susan.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Speaking of Judy Garland/Over the Rainbow and Susan/IDAD.... Judy always used to say that everytime she came back from the Ladies' Room the press considered it a comeback. Looks like Susan will be treated the same way. How many comebacks has Susan made already? HA!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
You can almost smell the burgers grilling ; )


Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
Piersybaby does have baby blue eyes I notice, and that video on his site where he is stripping off for his commercial, is a bit tongue in cheek , and shows he knows how to laugh at himself, and he is is pretty good shape for a bloke in his 40's :D
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Be nice now,this is Susan's love interest ; )
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@Aliz
Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan owe Susan big time for their future careers (also assuming that they get Susan through the next few months to ensure she has a professional recording and performing career). Surely Susan will be bigger than Paul Potts in terms of record sales?
Posted by Scrooge on June 21, 2009
Well, have to go back to work now. Will pop in later. Whoopeee!! Back in Susanville!
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Wonder if Piersy will autograph Susan's copy - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH-
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Just looking at this picture and thinking about Piers inviting Susan to Vegas and thinking about her little village ,I keep hearing Grand 2 in my head singing " A Whole New World".
I don't know, should Susan really go to "Sin City" !
Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
I've been reading up on this morning's posts, and I haven't yet seen anyone respond to the question of how American Idol is run here in the U.S. It, along with Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and probably America's Got Talent, appear two consecutive nights a week. Voting opens at the close of the first show, then the following night, those being eliminated are announced. The bottom three are announced, and then (I think this is right - at least this is how it's handled on "So You Think You Can Dance) those three get to "sing for their lives," and the judges then make the decision as to who gets eliminated. They then have 6 days to prepare for the next competition, and the judges select the genre of music to be performed and interpreted by the contestants. The contestants, during that week, get tips and reviews from a professional in the selected genre.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
CatsAloud: I agree about Susan's CD sells. I have to be honest.... I didn't know who Paul Potts was until Susan. So, at least one person who did not buy a PP CD will be buying a Susan CD. I think Susan's music has a broader appeal.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Patriciasart- I now have a taste for a big juicy burger- maybe I will make a Burger King run on my way to the grocery store (LOL)
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Hey Fran M I know that tesseiandy ment not harm. No one on this site does. We are all here for one and one for all as they say. We all love that girl to bits and we are all like parent bears defending their baby bear. Which is great to see in this day and age. we get inondated with so much bad feelings And Susan came along and made us look at things with more hope and a lot more love. This site feels great.I imagine we all have a little more happiness and spring in our step because susan showed us that there is a lot more out there for us to strive to achieve and kindness to give, and to look at things with wonderment. And have fun and a cup of tea or two along the way.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
Hi Villagers!

RE: AGT, If Susan's manager feels she could use the publicity in the States, I say go for it, otherwise forget it. Like many others, a scheduled appearance by Susan would be only reason I would tune into that show.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Another supportive post on Susan from the picked up by Examiner.com TV UnScripted written by Anthony Campbell.

The phenomenon known as reality television or as the industry likes to refer to as unscripted programming is beginning to gain momentum. You need only to pick up a magazine in past few weeks to see what impact reality shows have had. They drama is no longer confined to the TV screen.

Just a few weeks ago we were blown away by an extraordinary performance by a seemingly ordinary British woman. Susan Boyle’s performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” made her an international sensation. Her performance was put on YouTube and it went viral. Boyle ended up not winning the competition, but it’s reported that she now commands nearly $190,000 for a performance. What a consolation prize.

Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
JC, that's Piersy Baby doin' a naked ad and PF lambasted him for lyin' around nekkid smellin' like a hamburger, instead of making Susan secure.

Thanks, ALIZ. I saw dat one, chere. Found out it's a body-dub, not Piersy Baby's body. They've even removed his extra chin. ;>
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
@PATRICIASART THAT MAKES ME CONSIDER VEGETARIANISM IN A NEW LIGHT.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
I had a burger for tea lol - but twas a bean burger hehehe
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Piers claims it is his body. The head kind of doesn't match exactly though (LOL)
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Ummmm just for the record... Piers has said publicly that is NOT his body, ha.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - "TXNOELLE, WHO'S LYING AROUND NAKED WITH A HAMBURGER?"

Since TXNoelle didn't answer, yet, I'll tell ya who:

PIERSY BABY!!!!

*see tacky BK hamburger-perfume ad*
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@scrooge
whistle-trained cats. Indeed my cats love the high pitch whistle call (normally it means food), but their singing with the neighbours' cats ain't so good :)
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
I still don't understand why anyone would want to smell like a hamburger.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
Oh, heck, Noelle, now that I just posted saying you hadn't answered yet, ya did. ;-)

Myself, I can't stand the smell of hamburger. Any guy tried to wear it, I'd make him go shower it off.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
Do we have any vids on you tube yet? The show finished at 3.30 UK time, and I am one impatient cookie.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
My peronsal philosophy: Food should smell like food. People should smell like soap.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Its cheap cologn too,only $4.00 a bottle. Must be a gag gift .I sure would not like my husband to smellin like a burger.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Same here Pickled tink... I have been digging and can't find anything. Had she not shown up there would have been 783 zillion articles about it LOL. She must have done well though... otherwise they would be all over it ha. Well we will not just let them get away with it... there are a LOT of us fans!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@Carnegie61 , Right ON! Final Word ; )
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by patriciasart on June 21, 2009
You can almost smell the burgers grilling ; )

ON TOASTED BUNS!!!!!!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
(Totally uncontrolled snickering) Oh Piersy, PIERCY Baaabbbeeeee, how hard (uh...slippeth) WAS it for you to pose without a BIG, brightly colored bushel overflowing with newly printed 100 pound notes some scantily clad - or otherwise - somebody tossing it up & down like a cheap green salad at the Sizzlers off frame, HHHMMMM?! Or maybe their WAS one there, we'll never know alas!

Nice sensitive touch the Union Jack pillow, hope you'd left it on scene like the oversized medallion taken from a 1970s "Blackploitation" flick no doubt!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake ,LOL!!! ROFL !
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Just got back from church and am wondering if there's any news about our girl? I said a special prayer - well, several actually - for her performance today and for her well-being.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
HMMMMMMM....I wonder if Susan is fond of the smell of sizzling hamburgers!!!
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Hi Aliz: Yes, we all love Susan and want only good things to come her way. Can't wait for the video of today's shows!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Its difficult not to snicker. I mean just thinking of Susan from that small village ,going to church everyday ,helping the sick, going out to Sin City ,Las Vegas where prostitution and gambling are legal .She will think she died and went to hell.
Maybe she won't go afterall.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - You're bad. Really bad.

Though you could be worse.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Patriciasart - Speaking of church, I have been wondering if Susan is being allowed to attend services as she pleases. I would think missing services would add mucho anxiety...
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
If this was a real photo his medallion would be sagging unless it was glued "firmly" to his chest hairs..

Still looks like Jeeves the butler to me!!!
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - "TXNOELLE, WHO'S LYING AROUND NAKED WITH A HAMBURGER?"

Since TXNoelle didn't answer, yet, I'll tell ya who:

PIERSY BABY!!!!

*see tacky BK hamburger-perfume ad*

THANX, BS. NOW I FEEL SICK.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
On my Home Page - "Search on for America's Susan Boyle".

There's a video with Piers and the other judges promoting AGT, using Susan as the "teaser". So, what else is new.
Just further proof that AGT needs her more then she needs them!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@pottedferne ,Yup, photo shop
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
patriciasart Vegas has always been the true test for performers. If they can make it in Vegas they can make it any where. Back in his early years Elvis didn't get accepted at Vegas at all. They booed him and even threw things at him. Years later, once R&R had been widely accepted, then he was about the biggest hit ever on Vegas stages. It's a fact there is a lot of money to be made in Vegas and I think Susan would be very popular there.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 21, 2009
Piers on the Billy Bush Show

http://www.billybushshow.com/interviews?pid=8681
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@donnola petrilli .Could you post a link,can't find it.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
@carnegie61- why would she not "be allowed" ?Susan is not under house arrest, of course she can go to church if she wants to go. The problem is more likely to be ensuring that the press do not encroach on her private spiritual time, or maybe they have a priest come over to provide communion for her. They are certainly never going to deny her the opportunity to practice her faith.
Posted by ca0911 on June 21, 2009
Ugh! I just scrolled up to the pic of Piers. Burt Reynolds he ain't. I know that is dating myself big time, does anyone else remember the infamous pic of Burt Reynolds with the baseball mitt?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNolle,

OH NO..... I just threw up that nasty hamburger. Ya got anything else to eat chere ??

Marianne
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
HEY, BS, I'M ALWAYS| TRYING TO BE WORSE. I THINK THAT'S FAVIA'S PILLOW. WE KNOW HOW ATTACHED PIERS WAS TO FAVIA'S PILLOWS. IN FACT, IF YOU GO BACK AND COMPARE PIERS' REACTION TO FAVIA WITH HIS REACTION TO SUSAN, YOU'LL FIND VERY LITTLE DIFFERENCE.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@mclim, I'm sure, I was just kidding ,thats why I added the snicker.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
@ mdillow 31, HAHAHAHA.....:)
Posted by Godscre on June 21, 2009
Well, as a Soylarian (vegetarian fan), I won't be buying any veggie burgers from Burger King.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Pickled Tink - I am just thinking of time constraints.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Why anyone would want to buy a Burger King meat flavoured aftershave endorsed by Piers Morgan is beyond me. One would have thought that they would have conducted the 'trial group tests' to get a reality check on the product and marketing, but obviously not lol.
Posted by dyebat on June 21, 2009
That strategic bit of "velvet" in Piersy's photo still looks to me like a piece of drape the dog dragged down from the window.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
BROOKLYN BLESSINGS, thank you SO MUCH for giving us fans of Susan the opportunity to have our messages of support delivered to her village! I truly appreciate it, you lucky ducky for being able to visit Blackburn and meet all Susan's neighbors. (burning with jellowussy)
Posted by dyebat on June 21, 2009
Who wants to volunteer for a "trial group test"?
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
I just looked at the arena susan is singing at today. Wow I can hear her singing any national anthem there for sure.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Piers Burger King aftershave - sort of thing I would give to someone as a birthday joke present :)
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
really cute Goggie on your avator Casey's Mom...
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - "THANX, BS. NOW I FEEL SICK."

A perfectly natural response, Johnny. It means you're healthy.

I wonder if the Catholic Church will allow Piersy Baby to wear that outfit to The Wedding?
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNolle,....Ya got anything else to eat chere ?? ***

Just got bacon 'n eggs, Marianne. Dat's all. Not cookin' Cajun till after I get moved.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@tx noelle - you worked out the recipe for the veggi cajun haggis yet?
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
@ Pottedferne, thank you, a good friend of mine worked her magic on it and voila!
Posted by shaz55 on June 21, 2009
Susan, you will always be the one that teaches people not to judge a book by it's cover.
Your incredible and, your amazing voice as well as your beautiful self has forever made an impact on our hearts.
We love you here in the USA. Hope you tour here someday.
And, a CD is made.
God Bless you Susan.
Sharon - USA
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
TXNoelle, how do I get a message for Susan over to Brooklyn Blessings? I asked "Brooklyn" this question, but I don't think she's been on here yet to answer me. Maybe you can?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle, I remember that invite. I will be there when you get unpacked mon ami. :)
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
@Patriciasart: Sorry, can't help. I don't know how to post a link - I'm that bad when it comes to puters. All I can tell you is that it's on my Comcast.Net Home Page. Piers is featured first and he's the one that brings up Susan.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@dyebat - never volunteer for any trial in your life, no matter how much they offer you :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@shaz55 ,Thats right,so we won't just Piers by his cover even though he doesn't have much on to cover him.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
I found it:

http://www.comcast.net/video/looking-for-america-s-susan-boyle/1158181048/Comcast/1158537959/
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
BS, YOU'RE CRACKIN' ME UP!
HE'D NEED A CUMBERBUND TO KEEP PILLOW IN PLACE.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 21, 2009
@Fran M...to send a PM private message, just click the name in the post and you will get to the person's profile page. Look for a button that allows you to send a message.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
FRAN M, you've got mail, chere. I sent directions on how to get your message to Susan via Brooklyn Blessings.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - I WASN'T THINKING OF THE PILLOW, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, HE'D NEED IT TO COVER HIS TOASTED BUNS!
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Yes that is a super picture of the Wembley arena posted on the other fan site! I can't STAND not knowing how it went LOL. I guess I may as well go and do my pool workout and then come back and hope for some info and a video! :)
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
TXNoelle, how do I get a message for Susan over to Brooklyn Blessings? I asked "Brooklyn" this question, but I don't think she's been on here yet to answer me. Maybe you can?

WHY DON'T YOU JUST SEND IT DIRECTLY TO SUSAN YOURSELF?
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
I had hoped never to run up on that picture again. I threw up the first time I saw it, and today my stomach was already queasy from the heat.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle, I remember that invite. I will be there when you get unpacked mon ami. :)***

LOL, Marianne! Lemme get some groceries in da house, chere. My daughter is now waffling her plans to help me move, so the moving date keeps getting changed. I'm waiting for her other shoe to drop.
Posted by Brooklyn Blessings on June 21, 2009
By the way, villagers, the messages that we will hand-deliver to Blackburn are primarily for the people there -- we can guarantee that they will see them, but not necessarily that Susan will see them (for obvious reasons).
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johnnycake and Casey's Mom,

Duh reson I threw up dat blasted hambuger was because I accidentally sat on those toasted buns...

Now, I went Piersy Baby blog and told him.. I don't want to see mo more of dat :(
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
We can all turn ourselves into anyone we like. There is a neat website called "Face in Hole" you pick out any star and put your face on their body. It works like magic and it is great fun. This is similar to what they did with Piers and that silly picture.
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
There's a Newcastle video posted on YT just now, has anyone seen this one before? I think it's new. Good audio too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYKZhzImjX8

Oh yes, evening all :)
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
@ mdillow, too funny! :)
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
WOW. I WAS JUST SCROLLING BACK AND TRYING TO READ SOME OF THIS TOO LONG THREAD, AND I SAW THAT DANNYG HAD SOME INTERESTING QUESTIONS THAT NO ONE HAS ANSWERED. I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN FIND OUT FROM PAUL FOR YOU, DANNY.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@DANNYG. Oh, sorry I posted the picture , but so many people were curious about it . So I though we may as well get it all out in the open and be done with it. Then we can analyze it,dissect it,digest it and see where stand on it ,like group therapy.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
@Patriciasart: Try this.

htpp://www.comcast.net.homepage.com Hopefully you can scroll down to:

Comcast.net/tv/entertainment/news/finance/videos/music. Look for the headline under Videos. That's the best I can do.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@DANNYG - Truthfully, I'd rather look at a whole bunch of dancing smilies and jelly beans than at that picture of Piers' face pasted on some other guy's body. :-P Next best thing to it not being here is to make fun of it--preferably without having to look at it again. I think it's the smarmy expression on PIERSY BABY'S face that bothers me the most.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@MisTia , Yes its good audio but its like watching through a cave!
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
Yes, johnnycake, I also noticed that DannyG never received a response.....hhhhhhhhmmmmmm.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Piers Morgan taking advantage of Susan again with his pathetic ad for Burgerking perfume. It is not even his body on show in the ad lol.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake - Yeah, some answers from Paul would be good. Let us know what you can!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@ Bohemian Spirit - great minds think alike!
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
You know, it seemed kind of strange to me that a classy guy like Piers would do any kind of ad for Burger King- they must've made him an offer $$$ he couldn't refuse. I think the picture is hilarious. I think that it is supposed to be funny.
Posted by Cape on June 21, 2009
You can bet Piers baby won't wear a fragrance smelling like a hamburger.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
@Patriciasart. Didn't see you message above. Good.
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Thanks MisTia for link! Can't see much but can hear and get an idea. :)
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Every time I hear SuBo sing I am amazed all over again at how good she is!
Posted by jordie on June 21, 2009
Meggsy:
You have mail...
Just commenting on the alleged death threat. Wondering if the Canadian authorities should be investigating this? What say you...fellow Canadian SueFans?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle,

While I is waitin on de cajun cooking.. I went to de Subway and told dem I wanted a veggie delite and don't toast the buns, just hot peppers and leaf off de olive tree. As Frank Sinatra always said, " I Did It My Way." mon ami.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud - I wouldn't even buy that perfume as a joke. Please, let it fail and disappear from the market!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johnnycake,

How far up is that posting by DANNY G ???
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@DannyG: I believe Aroseblush did explain it above. In the blog page below the picture, Paul requests people who want to serve as moderators to contact him. Aroseblush wants to be a moderator and did that. So he sent her a link to look at the new forum. As it is still under construction, he did not want her to share the link because while a site it under construction it is confusing to have people accessing it. So she decided to tell us about it without providing the link. In hindsight, maybe she's sorry she said anything at all??
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@terijay. Why do you presuppose that Piers Morgan is a classy guy? This guy used to be editor of UK tabloid gutter press. In my opinion he is tainted for life from that and may be that is why he needs to have the new Burger King perfume to try and cover the taint.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 21, 2009
Happy Father's Day guys.....hope you got the right kind of perfume...lol. The Piersy Baby kind!
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
is that perfume supposed to attract carnivores?? If so he better be careful where he goes!!!!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
Now, now.....maybe yall didn't notice Aroseblushes last words on that subject addressed to Ponylady:
***Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Ponylady:

I am here, you can be speak to me directly. There is a reason Paul told me to be 'hush hush'. It has nothing to do with the new site. You are correct, the new site has been announced for weeks. He asked me not to give out the site link, as he doesn't want thousands of people logging onto the site. The site work is still not finished. It's a work in progress. If I didn't make that clear last night, I am now. End of story.***
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
No news yet, either on You Tube or Google, on Susan's performance. Probably won't post till after the secomd performance. Fingers crossed.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@terijay . I agree, I think he meant it to be funny. He is cheeky too. Its English humor,along the lines of Benny Hill.
Posted by Cango on June 21, 2009
Testing, testing....
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Thanks TXNoelle.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
Thanks, JC and CM, sure would like to know some of those things I asked. I would e-mail Paul, but since in all the time I've been here since April, I have never gotten an answer from him to any e-mail I've sent, seems a waste of time. Mayhap you will have better luck, JC, since at least the one person seems to be hearing on a regular basis.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
YEAH, MARIANNE, I LIKE TOASTED BUNS IN THE WINTER, BUT MY OWN BUNS.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
If I were a guy I would worry if I wore that cologn and I walked down the street,every dog in the neighborhood
would follow me. I think that smell would attract dogs not women. Remember the joke about the unpopular kid whose mom tied a porkchop around his neck to get the dog to play with him?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@Cango . 10-4 ,we've got lift off.rodger wilko ,over and out.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
Never mind, I found it myself:
By DANNY G:

Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
As I said I have been reading the posts. It is good to know that we are so near the forum and other improvements. I have to say though that I too am puzzled that the first word of this was brought to us by you, ARosebush. I don't really understand your relationship or connection with Paul. Were you a friend or acquaintance of his prior to his starting this site? I know a number of members who have been here a good while, including myself, who have sent e-mails to Paul on various subjects at times, including suggestions for improving the site to make it more efficient, ways to decrease conflicts between those wanting different kinds of things from the site (not scolding people but ways to use structure to do it), all sorts of things. And to my knowledge, no one ever received a response of any kind from Paul. I know I didn't. That's why I don't understand how you got to be so close with him. From your posts, it almost sounds like you are in constant contact with him. Are you also helping to formulate any new rules that will govern the forum and site? That's why I wondered if you knew him earlier. And since no one is supposed to know any details about the forum and you are not allowed to share anything you know, I was curious as to why you mentioned it at all. Sort of like teasing everyone that you know something the rest of us don't. Why not just wait for Paul to roll the forum out without letting on you are in on it all?

Perhaps you can enlighten us about all this."

DannyG.

Well what is the answer to all of this ??

Marianne
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
@particiasart...hearty hehe!!!
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johnnycake,

How far up is that posting by DANNY G ???

Posted by Cango on June 21, 2009
There is a lot of interesting things to read about here. I will spend some time reading now.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johnnycake,

How far up is that posting by DANNY G ???

Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
Now, now.....maybe yall didn't notice Aroseblushes last words on that subject addressed to Ponylady:
•**Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009 Ponylady:

I am here, you can be speak to me directly. There is a reason Paul told me to be 'hush hush'. It has nothing to do with the new site. You are correct, the new site has been announced for weeks. He asked me not to give out the site link, as he doesn't want thousands of people logging onto the site. The site work is still not finished. It's a work in progress. If I didn't make that clear last night, I am now. End of story.***

End of Story ??? Well, I wanna another chapter on this story. And no ghost writin'.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 21, 2009
Maybe Paul will comment ...he should be making a new blog soon...we hope! He might want to hide this one!
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
I'D SAY IT'S ABOUT 100 POSTS ABOVE THE NAKED PIERS PICTURE, MARIANNE.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@IvoryMist - Well, hide the picture of Piersy Baby, anyway. ;-) But not any of the discussion! It looks like we have us a WEDDING to plan, here! We the fans owe it to Susan! We're her friends, are we not?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johhncake, we are not connecting. I just found Danny G's posting and reposted it again.

Just look up 5 postings and you will find it there. :)
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake , The post by DannyG is just asking for the inside scoop on the new forums,that all. Paul is working on a new forum,it will be ready in about 3 days so DannyG just asked for some inside info.
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Jonnycake: I really meant to say my message for the people of Blackburn, not Susan herself. Both Noelle and Brooklyn Blessings have instructed me on how to e-mail Brooklyn Blessings.

Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009 TXNoelle, how do I get a message for Susan over to Brooklyn Blessings? I asked "Brooklyn" this question, but I don't think she's been on here yet to answer me. Maybe you can?

WHY DON'T YOU JUST SEND IT DIRECTLY TO SUSAN YOURSELF?
Posted by IvoryMist on June 21, 2009
Hush, hush...sweet _________!
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
@catsaloud: Speaking personally, I've always stayed away from "fast food" and "fast men". Not good.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Johhnycake,

Dat is why I posted it again. I don't want no more of dat
spoiled hamburger. !!!
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake; Do a DANNYG "Find" if you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer, other browsers have same feature :>) Looks like its 170 or so posts earlier than this one of mine.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Houston we have a problem.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@IVORY MIST,

Hush, hush... sweet..... who you talkin to ??
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
Goodness, not all the snakes are out crawling on grass today. Some learned how to use a computer. She seems mean as cat shit.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
If Paul or whoever can make this the official Susan Boyle fan site, I really congratulate him/her for that. Two months now Susan Boyle has been in the public domain without an official fansite - its about time an official site was listed. So far, this site is the best. Whoever is looking after Susan Boyle's interests should take that into consideration when selecting an official website and fan club. Grats to Paul and the team for building up a great site that permits constructive and intelligent dialogue and with great video posts.
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 21, 2009
Several posts ago, someone posted Susan's mailing address on this site. If anyone knows it, could you please post it again?
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
Anyone need heir glasses changed ???

I reposted it to... 18 postings above this one. Go, take a peek at that one will ya ??
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
THANK YOU. I SEE THE QUESTIONS. I DON'T SEE THE ANSWERS???
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
?m back and my dog is smelling Piery baby poor dog he is going to have a lethal indigestion!!!
Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
America's Got Talent judges or producers keep saying they're looking for an American type Susan Boyle and may have found a couple potentials in their auditions....perhaps but I doubt it....just based on the law of probablities....I think a unique style voice like Susan Boyle only shows up say once in twenty years....yes good singers come along and we might even buy their CD's but not on the same level as Susan's. If one were to compare it to sports you would have professionals who make up the national league but there are only one or two superstars.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
REGARDING SUSAN'S ADDRESS:

SUSAN BOYLE
SCOTLAND
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@donnola petrilli: lmaorofl. Isn't that the truth. I cannot imagine how Piers Morgan can hope to improve his image with that advert (he has goner down in my estimation considerably for stooping so slow - I think he is trying to maximise his earning potential right now on the back of Susan)
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 21, 2009
Hello,dear Susan fans. Have there been reports from fans attending Susan's performance today?
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 21, 2009
@CzechLadyUSA, Susan's address has been removed for obvious privacy reasons.

I believe Paul was going to try to set something up where all our messages could be delivered to her, but posting her home address is not the way to go.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
I think you will find that any reference to Susan's home address is removed in order to protect her privacy. I am sure if you wrote to Susan at either care of BGT or C/O Blackburn Westlothian, it would get to her.
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
Hey, hey, Johnny, I believe the answers are still pending.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@PoulsanDK Only a Twitter message saying that it was fantastic!!!! (As Always)
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
excuse mclim...please be more explicit as to "snake" you are referring to or I will have to assume it is me as this was a generic reference.
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
CZECHLADYUSA: NO ONE SHOULD POST SUSAN'S HOME ADDRESS ON THIS FAN SITE for obvious reasons. Paul issued a warning about this just a few days ago. He said any such posts would be removed immediately.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud; 10-4 your comments making Susan-Boyle.com THE official Susan Boyle fan site.

Sadly AND unfortunately all this is being left to whomever Susan's contracted to and/or her publicist(s). I for one CAN'T believe Susan herself isn't aware of Susan-Boyle.com, surely SOMEBODY is keeping bean counts of website hits on this & other Susan Boyle fan sites, including more than a few "under the radar," including one am currently a member of! Unfortunately as well, unless Susan herself - personally - declares Susan-Boyle.com as being HER fansite it'll be some other, maybe a number of them - susanboyle.com BTW is STILL up for sale on "make offer" basis by sedo.com.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
I remember Paul saying Susan's personal address would not be allowed on this site.
@ARoseblush - Big misunderstanding of what I was saying. We need all the help we can get and I'm glad to know someone offered to help. You've got mail.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@CzechLadyUSA , You've got mail .RE : Contact info
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
LMAO, MCLIM!!! Mean as WHAT??!!!!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@bohemian spirit: may be the Piers Morgan Burger King perfume was designed as a gutter press smell indicator (allows you to smell a paparazzi within 100 meters and also so they can attract their friends from under the streets).
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@pottedferne; Like the standing kitty avatar ;>)
Posted by ArielAZ on June 21, 2009
Morning Scrooge. So nice to have you back. Give those kittykats a whistle for me. My Duke responds to whistles, but only when he feels like it. It's generally the signal for a fresh can of Fancy Feast, so depends on whether he is hungry or not or too interested in what he's doing.
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
I hope everyone has had a good day today. I'm off to have a 4 year old birthday party celebration. I've read some of the newer posts but I'm a bit confused as to what's going on. I'll try to get caught up later.

Can't wait for the new Susan video if there is one. I hope she had a good concert this afternoon. Take care ya'll and cya later.

HUGS

Dorina
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Catsaloud. There are at least two sites that I have found during my extensive trawl of the net that claim to be Susan's "official fan club site" - neither come close, IMHO, to matching this site in terms of composition, fan devotion, intelligent comment (for the most part!), video skills and even culinary prowess! I am sure that once Paul has had time to devote to completing his work, this new OFFICIAL site will be up and running with all the usual contributors (what is it, now, 23,000? and counting???)
Are there any forum moderators out there, btw? I have e-mailed Paul to enquire exactly what that job entails, but no reply has yet been forthcoming.
Meanwhile, I think that another Newcastle seems to be brewing - we, from memory, had to wait ages for news of Susan's performance and this Wembley matinee seems to be following the same pattern. Let's hope we don't have to wait too much longer!
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
Somebody bought "www.officialsusanboyle.com" on 4/22. I wonder if that was SyCo's considering that Pier's website it called "officialpiersmorgan.com" ??
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
I wonder if Susan likes old Marx Bros. movies?
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
thnx RIFBK its from icanhascheezburger.com and the caption is "So do u wanna piece of dis"!! macho kittie!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia ,True but if you google her name on google maps you can see a amp of her street and it gives her address anyway and with google sattelite
you can come down on her house .
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@Posted by PoulsanDK re. fan reports about Susan's performances today; I've seen nothing yet on the web regarding her 13:30 GMT peformance, her 18:30 one should be coming up soon or has already happened. Our Administrator should - will - put up whatever videos are available in a "short while" which I DO hope is sooner rather than later! No word either about Susan singing anything other than those we've heard on BGT before BTW.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia ,True but if you google her name on google maps you can see a map of her street and it gives her address anyway and with google sattelite
you can come down on her house .
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 21, 2009

www.officialsusanboyle.com name on auction
at https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=22041091
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia ,we're all in the sane boat. I've google myself .No where to run,no where to hide.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
Unfortunately, discernment doesn't come with age. I have friends who have been married 2/3 times. And, look at the Hollywood crowd - Liz Taylor married 7/8 times. And her friend, Mickey Rooney's famous quote:

"Always get married in the morning, That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."

I do worry about Susan's crush on Piersy Baby. Given her lack of male attention, I can see why she would be overly flattered by his attention. I've always questioned his true sincerity when it comes to Susan. It seems to me that his ulterior motive is to promote himself - Piers first, Susan second. I just don't want her to wound up having her feelings hurt.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
DannyG:

Gosh what a can of worms I opened here. Sorry for the misconceptions. No, I do not know Paul, personally. I know he is working hard on this new site. Yes, I have spoken to him both on this site a few days ago, and have emailed him and he very kindly responded to my email yesterday afternoon late. My interests are twosome. I would like to get the CD Contests, 'Songs Susan will Sing' on her new CD organized for the members. Paul likes the idea as well. It will be fun for the fansite, and something different for us to put our energies into. He suggested having CD's as prizes for the members who guessed closest to the correct songs on Susan's new CD. I agreed. When he suggested on the forum that this was the topic of the new blog several days ago, everyone in their enthusiam, rushed to add their list to this blog. I wrote Paul back via email, and asked him if we could have a separate link for the membership to post their songs in an orderly manner. It would impossible to go thru all these blogs to see the submissions of those posting their songs. This was just a matter of organization. Paul answered me back in an email yesterday. He hopes to find a space for the submissions on the new site.

In my email to him, I also mentioned that if he was looking for moderator's for the new site, I would be happy to put my name in the pot to help him out. He also responded to me on this. (He had mentioned on this top of this blog, that he was looking for 'experienced moderators' for this new site). He then stated, that If I wished to be a moderator to go the new site (listed the URL for me) and register. I did. There is more that I could say about this, but right now choose not to.

That is the entire story. There is no reason for me to be defensive here. My motives were purely innocent. As for the other issues you bring up in your email, DannyG, I did not discuss any of those concerns with Paul. I was really only interested in getting the CD Contest kicked off in an organized way. I think it would be fun.

I hope this answers all questions as to my relationship with the site administrator. My interest here is to support and nourish my heroine, Susan Boyle!
Posted by Madeleine2 on June 21, 2009
Susan you are such a star. I don't think anybody could help but love you. So natural, what you see is what you get. Everytime I feel down I just listen to you sing and you raise my spirits.

Thank you so much for giving me that privilage. Look after yourself and say hello to Peebles for me.

Wishing you all that you could possibly wish for yourself.

Madeleine2
Posted by Susan43212 on June 21, 2009
Susan-Boyle.com is the "first" fan site I found after I watched Susan's audition on BGT. I found the fan site by Googling. The blogs are mostly positive. What I enjoy about the members is that you can tell that there are so many dedicated Susan Boyle fans. You can feel the love for Susan.
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 21, 2009
Thanks Kalua, may I recommend this:
Susan Boyle-Commentary By Rick Warren on YouTube. Best padre yet, I think, hardly Catholic? Has anybody commented on him here?
Posted by Singing Soul on June 21, 2009
ARosebush: Unfortunately the manner of your posts are rather off-putting when you make ambiguous insinuations like: "There is more that I could say about this, but right now choose not to."

I'm quite sure you don't mean it in this way but I'm just mentioning that it comes across like that?!!!?
Posted by Susan43212 on June 21, 2009
aroseblush, I'm excited about the improvements to the new site. I hope members like myself that have donated for the forum and improvements will be given a chance to get that URL address when the site is up and running.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Hello, I found the site. Hope it's the right one. All are FOR Susan I hope.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
There are a lot of people here. I will look at the videos and pictures...There is a lot of things to be doing here.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
I was on the chat room for an hour and no one has heard really anything about the matinee, except the one twitter- I am sure there are more on twitter, but I hate that site. Too much ego- from the celebrities there mostly. The most lovely and humble of the celebs on twitter is of course, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
I only joined Twitter myself last month, because I read in the TIMES she was twittering from her hospital bed, and sure enough it was TRUE. She doesnt tweet much, though, but when she does it is meaningful.

Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 21, 2009
FocusOnSusan - Thank you for letting me know about the privacy issue. I didn't realize it had been posted and want to definitely go by the rules here!! This is a great site for Susan's fans.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=109977754044635389993.000467d98d63222292432
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
The first video from the London show in Wembley Arena has just by uploaded to YouTube (15 minutes ago) by emjay2011. It is of Stavro Flatley.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Aaron there are a ton of things to do here. Welcome.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Thank you. I just went to look at some pictures to find my way around this big site.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
Well, Good ol Dan and Tommy USA, Reinder and Doc Robbie have been quiet for a long time- they must be searching for video. Those boys love to be the first, ya know?
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Looking forward to seeing Susan singing at Wembley stadium - big thx to all in advance who post the videos. Let Susan continue to destroy her critics.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Google earth :


Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Some have pictures, some grey heads. It must be easier to find you if you have a picture.
Posted by ChayoC on June 21, 2009
TO ALL THE DADDYs in this blog have a "WONDERFUL FATHER'S DAY" from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
@Qwerty

The new forum will be up soon, and the improvements are many. You will not be disappointed.

@Singing Soul. I simply cannot add to that comment right now. It's not a big deal, and in due course, when the site is up and running, all will be transparent.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
When is Susan's tour finished?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Blackburn is sure green isn't it? Looks like a nice little village to me.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Oh. Yes 'Happy Fathers' Day to all dads.
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
I have been a member of this site since its first week and have become acquainted over the last 2 months with Susan fans around the world. I’ve had many pleasurable conversations, watch numerous feuds come and go and yet the group held together. If someone posted something I didn’t agree with, I have enough common sense to ignore it and moved on thinking in a free country we are allowed to have personal opinions. I am 65 years old, a scientist who works full time in a research facility and fully capable of making up my own mind as what and what not to read and able to see through BS without advice.

Regarding the proposed moderator…it will be a terrible shame if the individual selected has the heavy hand of an ayatollah instead of a peacemaker like Tommy. I don’t take kindly to being bossed around and would have to seriously re-consider my membership!!
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 21, 2009
Thanks Doc!
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
I don't have a dad to visit, neither has Susan and many others of us....but I stilled phoned my mom today for a little talk about my dad.
Posted by IvoryMist on June 21, 2009
Let me work my magic...when I say this Paul usually makes a new blog.....and will probably have the Susan video up....I do think he is waiting for that video...perhaps Tommy or Doc are waiting at youtube to grab it.

Paul, Paul...where art thou, Paul?
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Some people seem upset. Maybe I joined the wrong site....I will have to think about it for a while. I have lots other things to do.
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
Amen, pottedferne.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Pards,

Well, it's amazin' to me how slow the news is today about Susan's matinee performance. No Youtube videos yet
either. And...if my calculations are correct we're now
probably through the evenin' show. Let's see, it's nearly
3:30 on the East Coast plus 5 hours would make it 8:30p.m.
in England...if the show started at 6:30 well we had oughta be seein' or hearin' somethin' real soon...

Keep your eyes peeled folks...somethin's bound to show
up...

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

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
AaronM - The tour wraps up on July 5th.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Terijay, you are right on. Tommy, Paul, and DocRobbie are certainly combing the internet for any news and videos of Susan's perfomance today and will let us know PDQ. The waiting is hard for all us, I know. I would be happy just knowing Susan is all right and has once again wowed the crowd. She deserves adulation.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@Aaron - don't go, please. Things get a little testy here when he don't have new Susan news to talk about. As soon as someone finds a video or article about today's performance, the tone of this place will change. And we are getting a new forum next week which will make it even nicer.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@pottedferne: Have you been on other moderated forums? Maybe your experiences have been different from mine, but in most cases there are specific guidelines which are made public, and the mods review posts to make sure they are adhering to the guidelines. We have freedom of speech here, so disagreements are certainly not rejected. But abusive, rude, bullying, swearing are more typical reasons for posts to be rejected.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Aaron, please don't leave this site. There are many good members here, and some of them are just a little irritable right now waiting for good news about Susan, like a video from the London show. By the way, the IDAD video from London that I just posted a link to has been submitted to this site, and should appear soon...
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
HOOORAYYYY!!!!!----susan did it again ----excellent video with very little crowd hoots until the standing ovation at the end. THANX DocRobbie for the video !!! what a treat and now we wait for "Memories" to appear. Susan is strong and full-voiced as usual and again each performance is a bit better than the last one---its hard to imagine how much BETTER she can be, but she sure is working on it!!
Posted by RICHI on June 21, 2009
Thanks!! DocRobbie - that was just beautiful!!!!
Posted by YeahSusan on June 21, 2009
Aaron, I think we all get a bit fed up at times with some of the unnecessary bickering but if we all keep our minds on the reason we're together, to support Susan Boyle whom we all love dearly, it's really a worthwhile fan club. Every family has squabbles now and then - we wouldn't be human if we didn't- but in the end we stay loyal and hope to work out our differences peacefully. Please stay!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@stevieboy49. I agree. I was initially very sceptical of this website, but I have to congratulate the organisers in being able to attract an intelligent, conversant, and humorous membership. Of course not every one can agree on any particular subject discussed in the forum (forums are also about discussion after all on topics)...but with humour and respect for all members all views can be safely accommodated and which seems to be the general case so far (a situation which is rare to see on many blogs these days). I wholeheartedly agree with the site mods as recommended, and yes we should have a separate scottish cooking page!!! :)
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
@AaronM: I don't have a Dad to honor today either (and my Mom is gone too) but I always think about him a lot on Father's Day. That's very sweet that you take time with your Mom to share thoughts of him today.
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
Another one, Memory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvJAgFa2Q8

woot!
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Susan NAILED IDAD at Wembley Arena! Whoo whoo!!
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 21, 2009
pottedferne...Amen to your coments and ditto from me. things have setled down since some seem to have left this blog and everyone keeps reminding to be positive and supportive. Had a talk with my hubby today, who does not understand all this, and told him this blog is a sociologists PhD waiting to happen. Yes the moderator needs to be relatively hands off unless things get bad...no censorship of ideas and thoughts...just keep people going in the right direction with the right voice..not in charge of what is said or discussed. I left a stern "good-by" when things got bad and those few causing big problems seem to have left and I am having fun again......Love to All.....
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@yeahsusan - thumbs up to that :)
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
Sorry folks - BOTH songs are there, not just Memory, I hit submit by accident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvJAgFa2Q8

Sounds brill our Susan, yes she does.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009

Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
DocRobbie, thank you so much for the video! Susan was great, as usual, and the crowd was very receptive to her. As long as she is well treated, it's all good.
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
whooooooo hoooooooooooooo!!!!!! Sounds strong, looks gorgeous, and she went back to her gutteral play on the line "and he was GONNNNE when autumn came"- what a beauty what a talent. Totally GOBSMACKED here in Sunny Calif!
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy DocRobbie,

Thanks Pard for trackin' that down. Do you know if it was the Matinee or the evening performance? I spect we can assume it was the matinee...

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Yay ! Thanx for the link!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Welcome Aaron, you got a lot of exploring to do, if you've just found this site. It really is incredible and filled with all kinds of folks from all over the world, all of us connected by our love and admiration for Susan Boyle. Just watch the tone change now that we have a video of Susan's first performance today-----that's what everyone has been waiting for, frothing at the bit, chewing their nails and each other, etc. NOW we can purrrr away discussing all the details of Susan's afternoon performance at Wembley. Just click on the link that DocRobbie provided above and it'll take you right to the UTube page. And shortly our trusted administrator Paul will start a new blog featuring this latest performance...and then everyone switches over to that and the conversation continues---each blog is running about 1000+ comments before a new one starts. GOOD LUCK and Welcome aboard!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Wow! She looks great and sounds great! I'm so glad she had a chance to rest!
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
Wow! Susan looks great. She knocked IDAD out of the park. Chalk up another great performance to the brave lady, with the big voice. Kudos!
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
IDAD. She 'nailed it' again. Brilliant performance from "oor girl" She is perfecting her stagecraft too and what an elegant bow at the end. Fab! Whew! Just in time - my nails could not have withstood another hour!
And the audience reaction was fab, too. Cheering and shouting and clapping and from the sound of it, many were youngsters which pleases me no end.
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
pottedferne I'm with you 100%. Holy cow I will put up with that about 2 seconds till I am out the door. Ne needs people who knows how to brings folks together not run people off. I also don't take to being bossed around or talked down to.
Posted by pardonmeboy on June 21, 2009
Did you ever hear the song "There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama"? Well there is another, "There's no one as Irish as Susan Boyle". Have a listen if you haven't already, it is fun. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2009/apr/24/susan-boyle-britains-got-talent
Posted by RICHI on June 21, 2009
Thanks!! MissTia! WOW!!!
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 21, 2009
An other Great performance! Thanks for posting the link. But I feel her voice is a little tired and I think she needs more rest. I think they should pull her out of the tour and concentrate on CD.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Susan is so consistent. Her voice makes my heart race...it is so beautiful.
Posted by Texaslady on June 21, 2009
@pottedferne: I have the same concerns and thoughts as you do about moderators. With so many people on this site, everyone has their own style of communicating and idea of what should be blogged.

Hopefully, whoever is selected will be someone as wise as Tommyusa rather than someone trying to crack the whip on what that person thinks should be posted here. The selected moderator will set the tone of the blogs and will facilitate welcoming new members or dampen new membership.

But I have no doubt that as vocal and passionate as the members here are about this site and Susan, that any heavy handedness would be discussed, reported and corrected quickly. Paul has done a really good job with this site and I trust him in his development of it.

I am waiting with much anticipation for news of our dear Susan. I have to travel to Surfside beach for a little R&R till tomorrow, but I will check back this evening for any news.

Happy Father's day to those fathers out there. I imagine our guys who are usually here but are obviously absent and missed are spending time with their family and children.

Take care everyone. I love you Susan, I know your going to wow them at your concerts today!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 21, 2009
YAAAAAAY!!! She's back!!! How wonderful to see her and hear that luscious voice once again. She put back that bit of "wellie" in it again,---but just a bit. SOOOOO great to hear Susan again! Seems like forever for this starved soul!!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
MisTia, I can't get that video on Youtube - said it wasn't ready yet or some such thing. Aargh!
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
Well, if the media's intent in printing scurrilous rumors about Susan's behavior was to manufacture a negative audience reaction when she appeared at Wembley, it appears that the strategy failed. The crowd sounded most supportive and enthusiastic.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
MisTia, thanks for the Memory video of Susan in London. Just in case no one else has done it yet, I will submit it to this site, if you don't mind.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Here is the first video from today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by Penny08 on June 21, 2009
Yeah Susan! Both Memory and IDAD were amazing!!!

And she got standing ovations again!!! I want to see her live damn it!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
DocRobbie, I would appreciate that very much - I can't get it from Youtube - they keep saying they don't have it, but I know they do.
Posted by PIGGIE on June 21, 2009
Most moderated forums have specific guidelines which are made public to everyone on the site, and the mods review posts to make sure they are adhering to those guidelines. We have freedom of speech here, so disagreements are certainly not rejected. Things like abusive posts, bullying, swearing, posting confidential information, are more typical reasons for posts to be rejected. So everyone please calm down. I'm sure this is not going to turn into a communist regime here.
Posted by donnola petrilli on June 21, 2009
Wow - Our Susan's got the charisma churned up - smiling, throwing kisses to the crowd - and that beautfiy voice!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 21, 2009
Just a question:---What's with all the worry and concern being expressed over moderators and the negativity thereof. The new format hasn't even started yet. Shouldn't we wait and see what it's like before voicing reservations and threatening to walk out?? JMO.
Posted by maigret on June 21, 2009
@aaron. People do get upset every now and then, but we recover. If a couple of people get on topics I don't care about, or if I don't like their comments, I move past them quickly, and in time ignore them totally. I think the sheer volume of people means you will get a mix. I take a breather every now and then because it's the first time I've been on a fan site and did any blogging. I like being around Susan's people.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Just listend to Memories---again she just gets better and better---and someone was in the audience to her right---she kept looking at them, threw them kisses in the middle of the song as well as at the end. Wonder who that LUCKY DUCKY is!! She was ABSOLUTELY SPECTACTULAR AGAIN!!! THANX for the post MisTia!!!
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 21, 2009
I am so amazed by Susan's capability of delivering the same song differently and brilliantly every time. What a great talent! Dear Susan, please take good care of your voice and we are patiently waiting for your CDs.
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Thank you so much DocRobbie, Miss Tia and anyone else who posted these two wonderful new videos. She is SOOOO AWESOME!!! I'm absoutely GOBSMACKED again!! Can't wait now for tonight's videos.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Ruth, you said it! Our girl just delivered the ole one-two punch with that performance. She showed 'em!
What a woman!
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
I love this version of IDAD it has ....don't know how to define it...gave me goosebumps yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Posted by terijay on June 21, 2009
She was a little low energy on some notes of Memory, as I am sure all will agree- her voice needs a rest- but she handled it beautfully, and smiled a lot and hit the "Money notes" greatly- then of course, she nailed IDAD - perfect on that one....Memory is a VERY tough song to sing...In my humble opinion, she should sing that one second not first. What i loved was her blowing the graceful charming kisses!!! What a gal! WE LOVE HER SO MUCH- by now the night show is over. Go rest, dear lovely Susan....your next stop is SCOTLAND tuesday!!! Love you to pieces
Posted by Sueandpebbles on June 21, 2009
Thanks for the links to today's matinee performance.Nice to see the audience sitting quiet and listening respectfully today :-) Susan sounded GREAT!
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie - go right ahead deary!

@Lonnirose - just checked still there dear, give it a go again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvJAgFa2Q8

There's the link again if you need it.

Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
Hi guys, took time out to regroup. Missed the site but kept up with reading blogs etc. Happy to see my friend Scrooge is back too. Happy Fathers' Day to all dads on site.
Posted by puppett on June 21, 2009
@AROSEBLUSH-- A can of worms indeed.... for my part, I DO appreciate the update re the upcoming improvements.... I'm sure Paul is up to his eyebrows with work on the new site and doesn't have time to post, thanks again for the info..... IM, threads, and tags.... sounds like it will be fun to explore! At this point I'm sure he can use all the help he can get.... it's a monumental job, as the site continues to grow. I'm glad you're volunteering to help as a moderator.... hope you get the position. IMO, you seem well suited for it, although, at the beginning it may seem a hard and thankless job... but eventually everything gets ironed out. Hang in there and best of luck.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
I now have to go and catch up with the links etc.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
You can see when you watch this video she is a very loving person.The way she bows her head and smiles at the audience .She really connects with people.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy MisTia,

Thank you for trackin' down Susan's spectacular performance of Memory. Boy, I don't know who it was in the front row for this performance but whoever it was
sure was gettin' kisses from our Susan!

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Paul new blog please? please?
Posted by PoulsanDK on June 21, 2009
Nice going, Doc, first comment. YouTube is quite a club.
Posted by Donna T on June 21, 2009
Great video of Susan singing "Memory"!!!!!!!!! Does anyone know to whom she is blowing kisses?
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
JennyZ1 gorgeous flowers....water lilies? As pretty as Susan !
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
We really lucked out here that the first videos of Susan at Wembley Arena in London were of excellent quality, both video and audio, and Susan sounded GREAT!!!! Happy days are here again!

By the way both videos are of her matinee performance. We will probably have to wait 2 or 3 hours for videos of her evening performance to appear.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Is it just me or is this the best perfromance of Memory yet. Its wonderful ,I love it!
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
@Wild Ol'Dan

My pleasure! I love these where we can hear both songs together, with the cheering in between too; gives us the best impression overall I think. I noticed that too! Maybe a relative or a friend who came to see her or somebody who yelled out something nice perhaps?

At 1:24 when she goes "Every street lamp" she also seems to be looking at someone in particular but maybe I am imagining it. :)
Posted by JennyZ1 on June 21, 2009
To @ammo, yes waterlilies. I love Susan's every movement.
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
Authentic charisma is effortless, and Susan has it. Her ability to transfix viewers -- even through a grainy, bootleg videotape -- borders on the mystical. I've never seen anything like it.
Posted by Meggsy on June 21, 2009
OMG! She just gets better and better! Susan seems to take every performance UP a stage further! This is the most fantastic performance of Memories. She is incredible.
Posted by maigret on June 21, 2009
I couldn't get the videos so I tried elsewhere. For a great video of Memory at Wembley with susan walking onstage go to:

http://susanboylefanclub-usa.blogspot.com/

Nice picture of the Wembley Arena. I imagine dressing rooms are very good.
Posted by dmichael on June 21, 2009
hi guys,

to keep this positive, I have to comment on diversity and julian smith! ( my second favorite ) I am happy that they have bonded with susan so well and that they have actually made some very nice comments to her!. Those diveristy boys are awsome ( thank you guys ) and julian well from the first audition I could see he was a very down to heart guy, and when he escorted susan for the finale ( the wonderful compliment he wispered to her!!! gentlemen!!! kewl!!!

now for father's day - can i order a amanda burger and yes buns toasted!!! ty :) lol
Posted by Sueandpebbles on June 21, 2009
People I am a long time user of internet forums and have been and still am a moderator on them. There is nothing to be getting worked up about honestly :-)

As the forum owner Paul will appoint a team of moderators and their job will be to ensure the smooth running of the forum as Paul obviously cannot be around all the time to do this himself. All the moderators will do will be to make sure there are no bullies, distasteful remarks or links posted and otherwise make sure the forum rules are adhered too as well as to be on hand to guide people thro the forum system if they do need help and otherwise ensure that things stay pleasant and polite.

It will be a great asset and I am sure people will be delighted with the new forum when it launches.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Finally got the "Memories" video to play. I am wildly cheering here all alone - my dog thinks I'm nuts!!!
SO happy - she looks and sounds marvelous, as always. There is no equal to Susan - not even close. Enchanting as always. Exquisite. I can't even think of enough beautiful adjectives to describe our glorious girl.
Posted by puppett on June 21, 2009
MisTia-- Thanks for the link. SUSAN IN SPECTACULAR!!! You may be right... it did like she was looking at one area in particular. thanks again.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
Susan has had 2, of not 3, days of rest. That combined with the fact the audience was remarkably quiet during the performance makes the audio incredibly CLEAR. Susan's voice is sooooo soooothing and comes thru so beautifully in these clips. Again, it seems she just gets better and better and better. And now we wait for this evening's videos---I'm not sure my heart and soul can stand the strain!!! It will be fun to have the comparison of the 2 performances on the same day!!!!
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
It looks like we have a good video of Memory and IDAD, so it's time to produce the DVD!
Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
Susan appeared to be throwing kisses to someone very specific in "Memory" -- wonder who was at this performance?
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie Thanks for the video. It was wonderful. Also wonderful to hear as she walked off stage, something to the effect (by the MC)...Britains' Got Talen......Britain's got SUSAN BOYLE. Absolutely amazing.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Thats it! After seeing these performances I am not going to read another tabloid article or worry about Susan again ! She is doing great and the audience loves her!
Posted by britgirl45 on June 21, 2009
Two wonderful videos. Susan really excelled. It was so nice to hear her so clearly without all the Woohooing. It just seemed so much more professional and the audience was very receptive. Finally an audience who really appreciated her and wanted to be able to hear her. Can you imagine what all her CDs will be like as she really hones her technique and without the distraction of audience cheering. The audience finally showed her real respect. That, I think is a tribute to Susan's talent and acceptance that she is on the way to being a great artiste.
Posted by Maria Jean on June 21, 2009
She is just fantastic - gets better every time. Was praying all that that she nail it and she sure did.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@Donna T; Does anyone know to whom she is blowing kisses? To the World TO US!!! (ULTRA heavy swooning on my part follows)
Posted by Fassbrig on June 21, 2009
What i love about Memories is how slowly Susan sings it but with so much control. Incredible. The audience was amazing as well, considering the rubbish that has been posted about Susan recently. Most of us Brits don't believe all that is written in the tabloids.
Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
Even the vids that aren't the best..........I just close my eyes and listen to Susan sing..............and the tears come to my eyes. Man oh man, I want to be in the audience some day! Her voice simply soothes my soul!
Posted by Meggsy on June 21, 2009
WEMBLEY!!!!!!!! I DREAMED A DREAM ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Hello again, thank you for welcoming me. I stick around. I saw the video from DocRobie and it was super. Thank you.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
The second show is just finishing now, we will have more videos I suppose in about 3 hours time.

Susan nailed the 2 songs and she looked happy and relaxed>!>!
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
Today's performance was the best yet. How can that happen? Every time we listen she has perfected her skill even more. She has to be working very very hard to make each performance better than the one before. She is FANTASTIC!
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
wow that was really stunning, as her young fan from her village said, she made all the hair stand up. She just gets better and better with that stage presence. She voice is strong and powerful and no one is shouting while she is singing.
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie Thank you!
Posted by pardonmeboy on June 21, 2009
So pleased to see this. I thought she sounded as though she had a wee sore throat, but maybe it was just the quality of the audio. I hope her voice doesn't get ruined before her CD is recorded and I hope they're telling her to have honey and lemon drinks to soothe her throat, whether or not she has a cold. We are a worrying lot, are we not?
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Just watched the Wembley matinee posts of Susan singing - truly outstanding. She is smiling alot more and getting back to herself I detect.
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Just seen her rendition of Memory - OMG, what a performance - I truly think that that is the best I have ever heard Susan sing. It was more soulful, quieter and even more melodic than before and lifted to just the right climax. She has fulfilled her dream in my opinion with that performance. I can't think of any professional singer who could have sung it any better.
Posted by texun on June 21, 2009
Regarding Wembley matinee - remember Susan has to sing again tonight. I think she was conserving her voice. But, brilliant interpretation as usual.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Susan is so pretty. I like how she is on stage now, with the arms and the kisses. She looks so happy. She must be tired now.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
Johnnycakes...You got mail!!

Looks like everyone was having fun today!!!

What is this about toasted buns??? lol

I need to read..I actually had a life today, besides Susan land...lol
Posted by Meggsy on June 21, 2009
@AARONM........ WELCOME TO SUSAN'S FAN SITE!!!
Posted by Texaslady on June 21, 2009
I briefly postponed my short beach trip to listen to Susan. I cannot find I Dreamed A Dreamed at Wembley. Is it uploaded anywhere yet?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Does anybody know how many people were in the audience?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
IDAD @ Wimbley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by puppett on June 21, 2009
I've read comments from people that have attended the tour and many comment on the fact that her voice in person is extremely powerful and emotive that recordings and TV just don't do her justice. That listening to her in person is simply breath-taking!! I can't wait to see her in person! She's simply AMAZING!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@stevieboy49 . I like that one the best!
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@patriciasart Here is the answer to your question

"12,000 screaming fans on their feet!"
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
Hi, Sueandpebbles - Agree with you regarding the moderator role. What a moderator most needs to understand is that he or she is a facilitator, not the leader.

How can you tell a good moderator from a bad one?

Well, a good moderator is virtually invisible, doing his or her job quietly and behind the scenes.

A bad moderator calls attention to himself or herself and exerts a heavy hand within the community.

WIth a good moderator, the community's unity of purpose is preserved and strengthened, despite the inevitable disagreements that will occur. With a bad moderator, the community splits into factions, and common purpose is ultimately destroyed.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
patriciasart, what a lovely mot apropo thing to say. They are my sentiments exactly. Ilove the clarity. I actually felt like I was there listenign to her sing so lovely to her fans. I love the teeseil videos too fort the close ups but for the sound quality this was much much better without the yelling fans. It was if the audience realized what a treat they were getting and very much wanted to hear every word and note she sang, and watching her for every gift she put out there. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! I am going where ever she is to see her if I have to campout and wait in line I'll do that too! That was stupendous!!!!!
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Just watched and listened to Memory from Wembley. This has got to be her finest rendition of that song to date. Susan souned strong and confident, her stage presence has improved 10 fold and it seems like she has finally "gotten it" that she is exactly where she is supposed to be and doing precisely what God has intended for her to do. I'm a blubbering idiot once more, and now need to get myself presentable for more Father's Day fun.
If I was a father, my day of fun would be sitting right here looking at all the videos of Susan I can find and wishing her well.But, that's not the case so I must get my butt in gear. Love indeed is found in the most unexpected places. Really looking forward to hearing and seeing today's performance of I Dreamed a Dream, but looks like that will need to wait bit.
Posted by AaronM on June 21, 2009
Hi Meggsy, thank you. I will have to learn the new laguage. I mean the fan site language. I think I will learn it quickly....I have kept pictures of Susan from the newspapers. That will be the closest I will get to her I think.....
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
She packs more eloquence into one note than most singers convey in a two-hour concert.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Truly outstanding - Susan needs to start singing asap with an orchestra and not a backing track. Her voice power, phrasing, perfect pitch are awesome. She should just do the final London shows, Dublin, Belfast and Aberdeen and then say good bye to BGT.
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Paticiasart:

That is a good "GOOGLE MAP." Most people on the internet know how to use one. I can zoom into my huse anytime I want to. :)
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
I haven't found IDAT yet either. Agree with person who said Susan seems to be conserving her voice a little for tonight. I can remember reading in Rise Stevens' autobiography that one the day of a performance she avoided talking and ran through her songs only very softly.
Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
@DannyG IDAD at Wembley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 21, 2009
@AaronM: Don't give up! We all hope to see Susan in person one day,---so keep the faith. You never know what might happen!

@CatsAloud: Wont it be wonderful to hear Susan with a real orchestral back-up?? If we get all overwhelmed with these cell-phone recordings,---imagine what it will be like when she does REAL ones with professional accompaniment!! WOW!!! We'll all be "over the moon!!"
Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
@RuthF - Thank you for your comment about good vs. bad moderation. I completely agree: A good moderator is a facilitator among equals, using a gentle touch to keep things flowing, not a heavy-handed controller type. I've seen both styles on boards and communities online (as well as in management and parenting in real life) and I can tell you that the gentle approach is FAR more effective, and wins far more respect, than the command-and-control style. Thanks again for expressing that difference so clearly!
Posted by Donna T on June 21, 2009
Scroll up to DocRobie to find "I Dreamed A Dream." Do not copy and paste; click on his link.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
New video of Susan at Wembley Arena, London!

Briain's Got Talent Tour (Wembley) - Susab Boyle singing 'I Dreamed A Dream' (21/06/09)
oll up to:
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Just saw that Patriciasart posted the link to I Dreamed a Dream. How could I possibly not access that link even though I am supposed to be out the door and on my way to more Father's Day fun? I couldn't. I am now, once again, a total complete blubbering idiot!! Thank you for posting that Patriciasart, thank you. No doubt about it, today is one of Susan's best to date. Can you even imagine the level of grace and sophistication she will soon be performing with? I mean, she is already performing with those attributes as it is, but she keeps getting better and better and more and more confident. If we think we are blown away now, can you imagine what this woman will sound like with a full orchestra behind her? I'm going to start rambling and noone deserves that so I will sign off now. Best to everyone, bye.
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
Great performance by Ms Boyle. That should shut those tabloids up!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@DANNYG. Do you mean this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by jordie on June 21, 2009
Oh you lucky SusaFans. I have the worst trouble with IE to search for anything....Yahoo butts in and disrupts my search options.
Was Susan wonderful? I am so glad she got ovations...Oh she will be so pleased. Yeah, Susan!!!

I guess I will have to wait for the videos to be uploaded on this page. Oh woe. I imagine it was the matinee for this performance. We can now look forward to tonights. It is about 9:00 p.m. now so, depending on when she appears in the line-up, we will see more!!! Yeah.

It has been "a long time between drinks", as they say.
Posted by mina on June 21, 2009
hello was away for a while, i saw, thanks for posting the link here from "i dreamed a dream today" which was awesome again, but i can not find the memorie clip, can somebody help me???? please
Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
Have you noticed Susan's enunciation when she sings? Yet, when she speaks in the interviews, her shyness and her accent make it rather difficult to understand her. But every word in her songs is clear and precise! She was surely born to sing, for sure!
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
Regarding moderator, new forum, etc., I think all of these issues/questions should be emailed to the site originator. The negative comments/questions/etc directed toward aroseblush are mis-directed. Please contact the site originator and keep this a positive place. And, please, don't threaten to bail out before you even know what the new forum will be like. Remember! It's about Susan! That's what we all have in common. I have a feeling the new site is going to function much better than this one. I'm looking forward to it.
Posted by geramsterdam on June 21, 2009
@Aroseblush

re:moderator/new website

Forgive me saying so, but I think it would have been more *discete* and *chic* not to have mentioned *anything_at_all* about the new website and your possible position there untill everything will be officialy announced.

Even if Paul didn't explicitly mention to keep things 'sub rosa', it goes without saying that one does so.In a situation like this (o.a.)discretion is #1, as far as I am concerned.

Another thing I don't like, forgive me, is the way you answer people when they ask you very justified questions on where-when-why, how about diplomacy, 'building bridges' and last but not least,friendliness?

Also, I rather hear about the website 'crew' (to be) from the admin *himself* and not from one person that applied to be a moderator, sorry again, not chic!

Ger Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@Bohemian Spirit I agree with you a good moderator is invisible and has a feather touch!!!
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Ruth F - I totally agree about the moderator thing. Very nicely put.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Memory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDvJAgFa2Q8
Posted by mina on June 21, 2009
THANK YOU patriciasart i go watchin right away!!!
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Once more, the latest video of Susan at Wembley Arena, London, matinee performance:

Memory

I Dreamed A Dream
Posted by ca0911 on June 21, 2009
Has IDAD been posted from this afternoon? I found Memory but that is all.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
Thank you DocRobbie, direct links are so much easier.
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
Here's another one, with a wrong title though lol, everyone keeps mixing it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg5wp2OBH48

Also matinee performance. She was definitely looking at someone, to her right.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie thanks pal submitted already?
Posted by Texaslady on June 21, 2009
@GritsT, I also noticed that her annunciation is very clear. Before the tour, some of her words were not as clear, so she is definitely perfecting her craft. So melodic, powerful and compelling.

@RuthF - wise words about selection of moderators.

@AaronM - Welcome! You will love it here.

@Zoey - I am having trouble tearing myself away today too! Your in good company.

@

Posted by Bohemian Spirit on June 21, 2009
Thanks, everyone, for the video links!
Posted by Texaslady on June 21, 2009
oops sorry for the last @.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Concerning moderator - that is a hard job. I did it on Everquest 2 forum and it drove me mad (alot of tech questions, players insulting each other etc etc)
Posted by Maria Jean on June 21, 2009
At this site of todays performane, Susan is the only one with a rating of 5.

http://www.pollstar.com/resultsVenue.aspx?ID=76444&SortBy=Date
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@MisTia Almost as if susan was singing exclusively for that or those person/s :-)
Posted by radfan on June 21, 2009
wembly now coming in on utube...
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 21, 2009
Hello Grits T!!!!..It's been awhile...I took a break after having to use my "coaching voice" but was having serious withdrawl ;-O..so am back and things seem better. Yes, I noticed her enunciation when she sings..little accent, but today especially in Dream she finishes words, the "T" in beat and night are audible (there are others, those are just examples)..It is so amazing that not only does she get better with each performance (how can she get better each time is beyong me when she is so fantastic to start with) but each rendition has a different feel, different words and emotions highlighted, different singing techniques used in different places....loved the "Hell I'm living" and "gone when autumn came" this time..she is so incredible and really extraordinary and becomes more so each time she sings......Must go and take the Bluebonnets(Texas State Flower) off my grandmothrs grave and replace them with summer wildflowers that grow in Texas...see everyone after tonights performance...wonder what she will do different tonight?...can't WAIT...Love to all
Posted by Oggles on June 21, 2009
Hi everyone and Happy Fathers' day to all the daddies here.

I don't comment much, being an observer more than anything. One aspect I would like to comment on is the Michael Barrymore video where Susan is singing and the stupid prat is trying to look up her skirt.

You over the other side of the Pond won't have heard of Barrymore but he was very popular in the 80's in Britain until he was caught up in a scandal where a man was murdered at his house when a drunken/drug loaded orgy took place.

Anyhow, Susan never waivered from her singing, even kneeling down (when Barrymore was laying on the ground) to sing to him. She was brilliant.

I bet (and hope) he is kicking himself right now at having missed such a talent on his show!

I am straight to Youtube to find today's video.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
I love the way Susan is experimenting with each performance and trying out new things to keep it fresh. In a way I look at this tour as Susan's apprenticeship and she is coming top of the class, graduating with honours. She is learning so much and each performance she shows us something new. I especially liked the softer version of Memory today, I wonder what she will do with ti next. I can hardly wait to see.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
Hi, Sueandpebbles - Agree with you regarding the moderator role. What a moderator most needs to understand is that he or she is a facilitator, not the leader.

How can you tell a good moderator from a bad one?

Well, a good moderator is virtually invisible, doing his or her job quietly and behind the scenes.

A bad moderator calls attention to himself or herself and exerts a heavy hand within the community.

WIth a good moderator, the community's unity of purpose is preserved and strengthened, despite the inevitable disagreements that will occur. With a bad moderator, the community splits into factions, and common purpose is ultimately destroyed.

10-4 what you said, Ruth. That's the name of that tune.
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy Pards,

It's kinda funny watchin' all of us in this here outfit
get so worked up when we ain't heard Susan for a spell.

Then, she walks out on that stage and with a strong, clear, confident, beautiful voice does magic once again
before our very eyes and ears. And we love the absolute
thrill of it all!

Did ya notice the MC's comments today? "Britain's Got
Talent...Britain's Got...SUSAN BOYLE!" I thought that was
kind of a nice touch...and sure no denyin' the truth of
that now is there?

So our joy and happiness and tears return once again as
we see this wonderful lady take to the stage and do what
she does best.

And we eagerly anticipate her next performance...and her next...and her next.

Now, it's a good bet that many of us never considered
the music of the theatrical stage to be our favorite kind
of music. Shucks, I'm an Ol' cowhand far more used to
Tumblin' Tumbleweeds and Home on the Range than I am to
music from Les Miserables or Cats. And, yet Susan has
rounded up the biggest herd of fans ever from all parts
of the world, all backgrounds, all musical tastes and with
the power, the magic, the wonder of her Angelic voice and here unmistakable grace...she's bound us together as a world-wide family.

Yep, a world wide family celebratin' a wee lassie from
Scotland. Kinda funny...and kinda wonderful too.

It's downright good to be a part of this here outfit...
kinda fun too. Cause there ain't nuthin' like the feelin'
we get when our Susan walks out on that stage and sings with all her heart and soul... Reckon you could say that's she's gettin' downright good at bringin' joy to this ol' world of ours...we feel that joy deep in our hearts everytime they just "let the lassie sing."

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

Wild Ol' Dan

Posted by GritsT on June 21, 2009
"And that's just one side of me" -- LOL -- we are certainly seeing the many sides of Susan as she perform, aren't we? Do any of you Brits know whether or not BGT will come out with some more "professional" clips of Susan's various tour performances - perhaps after the tour is over? Surely they are recording these professionally?!
Posted by katladyd on June 21, 2009
I live with two handsome boy cats who keep nagging me to send a "shout out" to Pebbles. They think she's the cat's meow!
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
MisTia, thanks for the new Memory video. I will submit it to this site too. It's from the other side of the stage than the other clip, and a little longer.
Posted by radfan on June 21, 2009
Posted by patriciasart - what the crap are you doing??? Susan is sick over people grabbing at her, prying into her business and just not letting her records her music and you go print that stupid picture....PAUL - TOMMY what's up with this smut???
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
@Kalua - yes, definitely! I don't think it was random at all, there was someone there who she knew I think, or perhaps someone had a banner or something we can't see but she could. Definitely someone though :)
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
I just sent a not to Susan throught Brooklin blessings You can do the same. I just told her what Ruth above told her(Have mezmerizing she is ext). Ruth that was so funny to come back after writing her that very same thing on how much she pull you to her in her performances and Tha I have never seen any thing like that. And I only have seen the vidoes. Susan would be thrilled to get them I am sure!!!!!!!! Love Note to Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
It is so strange...I can find all kinds of articles about pulling out of concerts, etc.... but I cannot seem to find ONE article about how well our Susan did today. <dripping with sarcasm>
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
I guess that with Susan in London, Paul is probably busy conferring with her over arrangements for her endorsement.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Concerning moderator 2 - Yep I have also been moderator of a global professional forum (in health sector), but it causes alot of stress and time (particularly if you have a job). I agree that the site needs a moderator - it needs someone with moderator experience, the patience and time to do the job (assuming that this site will be converted into the official Susan Boyle site, which based on my internet reconnaissance it deserves to be).
Posted by Meggsy on June 21, 2009
Message from fan in London ....... SUSAN IN WEMBLEY ROCKS THE HOUSE!!!!!!!
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Someone beat me in submitting the new Memory video, but we are still waiting for Paul to add them to this site. He is probably busy creating a new Blog entry to display them.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
@Megsy A BIG thank you for that news.
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 21, 2009
It still amazes me that Susan did not win BGT. It is quite obvious from reports about the tour that she is the one everyone wants to see.
Posted by Sueandpebbles on June 21, 2009
GritsT there haven't been DVD's released of the 2 previous BGT tours if that's anything to go by. If they don't produce one again this year they will have missed a great marketing opportunity. Think of all those sales to Susan fans!

Diversity will bring out their own DVD and probably Flawless too.
Posted by CzechLadyUSA on June 21, 2009
Wild 'Ol Dan - Agree 100 %!!
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
I have been asked by Admin. if 'little' Susan has arrived yet. She was posted out on Monday....maybe she stopped in at Blackburn for a look around. Still waiting patiently , as I told Admin.
Posted by fano123 on June 21, 2009
Several years ago I saw a TV special on Pavarotti. In it, he was commenting on the opera Rigoletto. He described it as a "massacre". The reason being that it opens with a very difficult aria that he has to sing with with a cold voice.

What's amazing in these live performances is that see is singing very difficult songs with with a cold voice and nailing them. In one of the interviews with Elaine Page she commented that IDAD is a very difficult song to sing.

I would be interested in what some of the singers in this group have to say on this.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
Wise 'Ol Dan...mystery man...you just HAVE to be a published author....You have such a wonderful way with words....This is just your nom de plume.....(probably shouldn't have that e on the end...never mind, you get the gist.) I would be surprised if Wise'Ol Dan hasn't got a library full of books written by now...
Posted by geramsterdam on June 21, 2009
Bohemian Spirit, RuthF,Singing soul,JohnnyCake

re:moderator(s)

I agree with you 100%

>>A good moderator is a facilitator among equals, using a gentle touch to keep things flowing, not a heavy-handed controller type<<

Aren't these the *very* basics of modern managementand 'team playing' in general?It will
inspire people and motivate them,create a positiv admosphere.

A ridgid management style will work against you.You will not get *any*thing done from your crew/co-workers/team mates.

Ger Amsterdam/The Netherlands
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
Tommy, where are you?
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
@piggie..please be more explicit regarding the abusive, rude, bullying, swearing you are referring to. We are adults here and those who may have been less than supportive have been ignored and have fallen by the wayside. I have at only one time encountered swearing and it was handled effectively by Paul early on in this site..one persons rudeness may be another persons expression of opinion..that is hard to define..granted there have been some abusive bullying but these posters were ignored til they died on the vine.

Please don't patronize me by asking how many moderated forums i have been on it is not relevant!!!
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
Carnegie61: Isn't that the truth! Doing FANTASTIC doesn't sell. I'm hoping that the press will just get used to it that the lady is going to "come and go" as she so chooses. She did great today! It makes me happy.
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Fano123, Having sung a bit in my past, I would be absolutely flabbergasted if Susan is singing "cold." I would assume she begins early in the morning doing the various vocal exercises prescribed for singers before they perform. I'm not saying she does warm up that voice, I have no way of knowing that, of course. I am only saying I would be totally amazed if she didn't.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@Meggy - We didn't have any doubts did we? :-)
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings: I am just curious, when you say we can send messages to Susan's neighborhood folks and you say to "PM" the message...

I don't quite get why you need a fan club to remail your mail, except of course that then the FAN CLUB WOULD HAVE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS FOR DEMOGRAPHIC PURPOSES.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
The job of a moderator I would not like. I hope we do get one who is not bombastic and full of 'themselves' but has MAJOR training in this area....otherwise...it'll be a useless waste of their time and ours.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
I am SO thrilled! Our darling girl has done it again. More tears of joy and pride. What a glorious, exquisite, enchanting singer our Susan is. I am just blown away every single time.

She did seem to be looking at someone, I agree with whoever said that. Also, she threw them 3 very sweet and graceful kisses - hmmmmm. She's happy, I'm happy.
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Can someone please tell me how to answer someone's post so that the answer appears right under the poster's name like Meggy answering Kalua above? It's embarrasing to ask, but I am very technically challenged :-). Thanks in advance.
Posted by Oggles on June 21, 2009
Well fano, when I sing at Karaoke everyone either plugs their ears, or leaves! I have nothing but admiration for any singer who can sing "cold", but Susan has epitomised the whole scenario.

I can only see her getting better and better and into her stride, with confidence abounding.

By the way, has anything more been said about her singing for Barrack Obama at the 4th July celebrations?
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
@piggie, can't find your post...maybe it was an e.mail.
Posted by Casey'smom on June 21, 2009
@ Pickled Tink, I agree with you about her experimenting with style, it makes every show a new experience. She seemed very relaxed and happy today. The crowd was wonderfull too.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
Yes JC...that would be a great idea...If Paul would get in touch with Susan and endorse this site?? OR...were you referring to another issue??

As far as moderator, No thanks! From reading post above, sounds to much like conflict to me.

I like to keep things light...!! Obviously I'm the silly one in the room!! GOOOOOOOO SUSAN!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Any new jokes?? Come on Johnny I know you have a good one up your sleeve??

I'm trying to think of something funny.....hmmmmmmm What do you get when Simon plays the bagpipes??
ALL WIND!!! lol Hey..I tried!!
Posted by mina on June 21, 2009

@wild 'oi dan' another great comment...

susan blowed the audience and us again away and the more i watch i think she is getting more confidence with each performance!! THIS SHOW IS A GOOD EXERCISE for her future!! the gestik in memories was so nice and the kisses....they should go with her like an icon!!

to all different music tastes here........elaine page never heard before from her, and as a hard rock fan, only susan makes me listen to this kind of music, right now i have memories in my head often during the day!!

have to admit when i am in the gym and work out hard, i still listen to hard rock....susan calms me down afterwards, lol
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Can someone please tell me how to answer someone's post so that the answer appears right under the poster's name like Meggy answering Kalua above? It's embarrasing to ask, but I am very technically challenged :-). Thanks in advance.***

ZOEY, you hafta be really, REALLY fast....and psychic, so you'll know ahead of time what and when they're gonna post and then you just check your watch and click "Submit" with your already prepared response to their post, chere.

Or you can wait till most everyone goes to bed and there's only one or two of yall posting here, then it's easy to respond just below someone else's post.
Posted by Marie-Fan Forever Canada on June 21, 2009
Dear Susan:talk about babysteps !!! Gee, giant leaps...LOL...you really go for it, dont'you !!! LOl All I can is Thank you so much ...I really fee privileged when you sing for us...Thank You and Ciao
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@ammo - being a website moderator is a thankless task. I done it twice in my life and no one thanks you for it.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@ZOEY - Just like this, putting an @before the nickname you want to answer.
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Fano 123, having just said what I did about Susan warming up her voice before performing, I may have to take that back, maybe she doesn't. But, remember when she sang for us in some of her interviews. She probably had no prior knowledge she would be asked to sing, sang a capella, and was pitch perfect sounding like an angel (I am especially remembering Whistle Down the Wind. So who knows. Maybe part of her routine every morning is to warm up those vocals whether she knows she will be singing later in the day or not.
And, now I truly must turn off this computer and be with the family. It's just hard to do. Once I start reading about Ms. Boyle, it's very hard to stop!
Posted by Sueandpebbles on June 21, 2009
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
Can someone please tell me how to answer someone's post so that the answer appears right under the poster's name like Meggy answering Kalua above? It's embarrasing to ask, but I am very technically challenged :-). Thanks in advance.

Zoey just highlight the post you want to quote, then right click to "paste" it into the "post a comment" box and add your thoughts underneath. I hope this helps :-)
Posted by delly on June 21, 2009
Oogles, it seems odd to me that some in Britian think Americans haven't heard of Michael Barrymore or Elaine Paige and many other famous English actors and singers.
We do get International news here in the U.S. lol Some of us are also fans of the Broadway style shows made in English and Ireland. We knew all about Riverdance before it came to New York. We heard about Barrymore's murder trial. We listen to Colm Wilkinson and Ruthie Henschal and have a dvd of Les Mis with them, were as much in love with Princess Diana as any people could be, still follow the lives of Prince William and Prince Harry. I also know that the Duke of Edinburgh is of Danish and Greek descent and may be distantly related to me as I have Royal Danish ancestry dating back to King Canute of Denmark when he conquered England. lol I can, also, trace my roots back to Robert, the Bruce and one of my ancesters was the Lord of the Horse and Household under Queen Mary Tudor, dau. of Henry the VIII.
We may be Southern American, but we ain't slow. hahaha
Posted by ZOEY on June 21, 2009
@Kalua - Thank You!!!! :-)
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
A newcomer boarding.....hold your thoughts....I want to be posting nice stuff. Too much rubbish on other sites. Stick to Susan.
Posted by Sueandpebbles on June 21, 2009
Oops ZOEY I omitted to say when you right click you need to choose "COPY" and then you can "PASTE" - sorry, trigger finger syndrome at work.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle -- Chère pass a bit of your powers will ya?
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
You all seem to know each other....or DO you....Love all the stuff on this site....seem to be a lot of new fans. That looks good for your site. Means the word about Susan's fans is getting out there...way, way out....Blessings.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009

As far as moderator, No thanks! ****

Same here, YA-YA. Besides, I'm too busy lettin' my alligator mouth overload my humminbird behind to be a mod. };>
Posted by fano123 on June 21, 2009
Zoey

What is your take on her technique. I know for opera and stage singing its important to have proper technique, like singing from the diaphragm lest you injure your vocal cords.

In the Pavarotti special he commented that young opera singers are burning out early because they are focused more on recording vs the stage. As a result they are not developing the proper technique.

Susan has demonstrated considerable power in these live shows. Especially in the early shows to get over the crowd noise. In today's performance, because the crowd was quiet, I thought she purposely turned the power down.

Your thoughts?
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
Hope God is looking out for her...and you all too. I don't like the negative vibes but try to stay away from them and focus on positive Susan stuff, ya know...Stay with it...positive vibes for Susan. She be the best.
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
She looked rested to me, and sounded great. It was a relief to see her, and I thought it was a very strong performance. She is our Scottish Wonderwoman and we love her madly, and there'll be nae more cr@p! She is what has brought us all together and has made us all forget our differences and simply gather to enjoy what we have in common. It is not this particular IP address or any individual proclaiming regulations, or any money making scheme, but simply our shared love of Susan that makes this group of people pretty special wherever we may gather, and I, just a fan like the rest of you, think that's enough.
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
Gonna take long time to get used to new site. Other was rubbish man!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
WELCOME to newcomer "lambobro"---we're all Susa-fans so welcome aboard. As long as you think Susan Boyle is ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR, you'll find like minded souls and have a lot of fun and enjoyment!!!!
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@TXNoelle -- Chère pass a bit of your powers will ya? ***

LOL, Kalua! Evidently I was just havin' another brain pffftttt! I thought she wanted to know how to post a response to someone's post so her comments would appear just below their post.
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
thnx so much MisTia..that was INCREDIBLE!!!
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
Could Susan "...sing before a large audience.."? Maybe 12,000 or so? Yeah! And what a treat to see that many relish her voice and presence and hold their cheers as they truly "let the lassie sing!"
Posted by ArielAZ on June 21, 2009
Guys, how about giving aroseblush a break. The subject came up late last night when only a handful of us were around. And here the same thread is now over 1,000 entries. Who would have thought it would be posted so long? She is a nice lady. So many of us know that. She is also an experienced businesswoman and uses the language of a woman comfortable with authority and decision-making. Will that make her a termagant? I think not. Some of you sound like cranky siblings vying for your daddy's attention on this father's day. Paul is not a father figure. That's your own projection, if you think of him that way. I, for one, do not want someone moderating this site, should I ever have any contact with them, who tells me I am loved every time they speak. Now that would really rile me up. I am not a needy infant. Let's let good sense and patience prevail here.
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
My God....I love the woman....where she be now...London?
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Gobsmacked!!! Ah, the darlin' girl. There has never been nor will ever be anyone to equal her. I am speechless once again.
Posted by dyebat on June 21, 2009
Hi, lambobro. Some of the folks know each other (at least here) because they've been around awhile and post often. Some are less well know because they post rarely, & some are just lurkers. But everyone's welcome, and you can post or just read, whatever floats your boat!
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@lambobro - welcome feel free to stroll, then take a seat and enjoy!!
Posted by Oggles on June 21, 2009
delly, God forbid that I was insinuating anyone across the Pond was slow! It was just that when I sent into Michael Barrymore's site, no-one who commented from the US seemed to have heard of him, that's why.

By the way, your ancestry is very impressive. I think you must be a distant relative of Susan Boyle, she cannot hold back the tide any more than King Canute could!
Posted by calford on June 21, 2009
4:31 p.m. CST - just watched Wembley - I'm gobsmacked!! Every single time - an arrow goes straight to my heart and bowls me over. thx for posting...........gobsmacked...that's what I am.
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
I don't hava boat yet...but I think I get it...whatever I like eh?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Susan Boyle Appearing with "Britain's Got Talent"

Tue 06/23/09 Aberdeen, United Kingdom Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre

Wed 06/24/09 Birmingham, United Kingdom The NIA

Thu 06/25/09 Coventry, United Kingdom Ricoh Arena

Fri 06/26/09 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 06/27/09 London, United Kingdom Apollo Hammersmith

Tue 06/30/09 Dublin, Ireland The O2 - Dublin

Wed 07/01/09 Belfast, United Kingdom Odyssey Arena

Fri 07/03/09 Birmingham, United Kingdom The NIA

Sat 07/04/09 Cardiff, United Kingdom Cardiff International Arena

Sun 07/05/09 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Posted by Susan43212 on June 21, 2009
Susan's latest rendition of Memory....AWESOME.....SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!!
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
Kalua like the drink? Makes me thirsty.....
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 21, 2009
@ArielAZ:---Well said! My thoughts, exactly,---but you stated them much better than I could have. Do we detect a little jealousy here,---as in, "Hey, how come SHE gets special insight----and I don't??!!"-------- Sad.
Posted by JJ :) on June 21, 2009
Ol'Dan, I sent U 3 times,

they must be in ur email spam folder.
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
I am a bit confused. How do you know that you are all real people...?
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
JOHNNYCAKE: I am not sure what you are getting at here. Brooklyn Blessings has offered to print out messages for anyone who wants to send the folks in Blackburn a message, as she is going to Blackburn and will visit the karaoke place Susan sang at, etc. I was only wanting to send my message via Brooklyn Blessings' kind offer. Simple as that. I am sure others here might do the same.

And for refrence purposes, here is your post, where you inserted my post, and which I am replying to your post:

"Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009 Brooklyn Blessings: I am just curious, when you say we can send messages to Susan's neighborhood folks and you say to "PM" the message...

I don't quite get why you need a fan club to remail your mail, except of course that then the FAN CLUB WOULD HAVE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS FOR DEMOGRAPHIC PURPOSES."

I don't know what you are talking about re "the fan club would have my return address for demographic purposes".

Also, I am only replying to your inquiry out of courtesy here, but I would really like your questioning of me regarding this nonsense to cease. Thank you.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@mina I can understand how you feel.My taste is heavy /alt rock and blues. But Susan Boyle has a unique voice and soul. I love her rendition of Cry me a River.
Posted by aroseblush on June 21, 2009
@johnnycake, Ruth F, Texaslady, Pottedferne

I hereby resign as a moderator for the forum. You have successfully bullied me with your slick inuendo and caustic rhetoric to reconsider helping Paul out in his new venture. Anyone of you could have applied for this position, and he will need many, as there will be many new topics with blogs. That being said, there is a lot of jealousy and negativity in here generated from the "old
guard" towards newer members. That has to stop, if the site is going to grow. It really crushes creativity and new ideas. Cyber bullying from a handful of people is much like a deer being surrounded by a pack of dogs. The deer has no chance in such a situation. I have received a score of emails from others on this site who also have been intimodated by this same core of people in here. And I have seen it happen to others on this blog with my own eyes. This is a free fansite. No one person with the excception of the site administrator owns this site. Everyone who finds there way here has one interest at heart: the extraordinarily talented and beautiful soul of Susan Boyle. It's really is a shame that we all can't get along! I am not wounded here in the way you might think, I am extremely disappointed. Have a nice evening.
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
@aroseblush....With all sincerity...Enjoy!!! I hope you can keep the wild kingdom under control!! :)

All will be fine in time...I haven't posted anything negative about anyone being a moderator...I just don't want to be one. I'm the cowardly lion/cowering in the corner with tail tucked in!

Welcome to the Global Village Lambobro!!! We all don't bite!! :) AND YES WE ALL LOVE SUSAN!!!
Posted by dcj on June 21, 2009
Love this beautiful lady ,can hear her sing all day every day and it would never be enough. Susan, you are the angel this old world needed to hear.
Posted by pickled tink on June 21, 2009
I hope they let her miss some of those and announce it well advance to avoid the trashoids finding some lies to print - she needs to take out Birmingham, and Bournemouth next week IMO do Aberdeen and Ireland, then do a select few and the final gig.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
OHGOODGRIEf!!! surely Susan will NOT sing at all of these!!! Along with her management team, Susan should decide tomorrow which venues that she will sing at and which she will NOT sing and announce it rather than playing the maybe-maybe not game and then scumbag press stories about Susan acting strangely, and needing a rest, etc., etc. And there must be some build-in REST days for Susan as well as the rest of the troupers.
Posted by John V. on June 21, 2009
I've just noticed that in IDAD from Wembley,at 2:22 Susan sings "I've GOT a dream" instead of "I had a dream".Is this significant? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJmRZou118
Posted by Donna T on June 21, 2009
I really appreciate the British imput here. Just because we get news here in USA, doesn't mean it is really accurate. I didn't know Elaine Paige existed. Didn't know much about Barrymore either, except that he was some kind of promoter. So, from the British, especially Scottis, is there any idea who the person Susan was throwing kisses to is?
Posted by lisa in iowa on June 21, 2009
Watched Glasgow again and wondered how much access Susan would have had to live big name concerts like this...and now she's the star in a live big name concert...How often would she have had a chance to see Elton John...or Elaine Page live....maybe just on TV...not only is she totally out of her element...she has no control over her life...when I am stressed, I like to bake and eat...Susan doesn't have the luxury of home made chocolate chip cookies...her own recipe...or tea the way she likes it a home...some of the de-stressing things that we have....if I were her, I'd draw a bubble bath and stay in there for hours at a time...with ice cream
Posted by Penny08 on June 21, 2009
2 articles about Susan's great return!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8112005.stm

Boyle in triumphant stage return

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle has made a triumphant return to the stage after missing four concerts this week on the talent show's live tour.

The 48-year-old singer received a standing ovation when she appeared at Wembley Arena, in north-west London.

She sang I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables, which brought her international fame when she first performed it on the ITV1 show.

She missed shows in Liverpool, Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester over stress.

'On their feet'

A spokeswoman for the show said the crowd were "on their feet for her" as well as for the TV show's winners, the dance group Diversity.

Boyle also sang her semi-final tune Memories, from the musical Cats, during the course of her two performances at Wembley.

The church worker from Blackburn, West Lothian, was taken to the Priory Clinic in London hours after she was beaten by Diversity.

Judge Piers Morgan said she had been emotionally drained and exhausted, and Simon Cowell admitted she had found it difficult to deal with the stress.

Millions of people worldwide have watched her TV performances on the internet, and film star Demi Moore and singer Elaine Paige are among her celebrity fans.

The Britain's Got Talent live tour ends in Bournemouth International Centre on 5 July.

There are 12 more shows at venues in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Coventry, London, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff and Bournemouth.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5iqUT1X12CzX0R0_00NbCm8v7AtOw

Susan Boyle returns to warm welcome
23 minutes ago

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle received a standing ovation when she performed live on the talent show's tour.

Boyle, 48, has missed several live dates, including two shows in Nottingham on Saturday, to take rest days due to the stress of being in the spotlight.

But she returned to the stage on Sunday, performing at two shows at Wembley Arena, in north-west London.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Finally, an article about how WELL Susan did today.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8112005.stm
Posted by YourAwesome on June 21, 2009
@OH aroseblush....I just posted mine...Please come back and read...we posted at the same time!!!
Posted by Fran M. on June 21, 2009
Wonderful to hear of the glowing reviews on Susan's performance(s) of today.....so utterly pleased for her!!!
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
I'm a total newbie to blog sites, but do the moderators have to be identified? If they have to squelch inappropriate, silly or mean posts it would seem logical for them to be appointed by the site owner and be protected from those they might have to "talk to" or "boot". Am I anywhere near understanding how this works?
Posted by lambobro on June 21, 2009
Who is Paul. Is it only one running this site? A lot of work for one Paul...
Posted by dyebat on June 21, 2009
I wonder if the person receiving the kisses could have been her niece, the lawyer, who lives in London.
Posted by Retired In Flat Broke Kalifornia on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie: THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU!!! Took 90 damn long BLOODY minutes to get the YouTube "Memory" clip downloaded over the crappy "hair width" dial-up connection I've got but I did get it all and Susan's performance was absolutely spectacular!

My 60 year old "senior" sister Janet and I marveled at Susans splended performance, she'd seen "Cats" several times theatrically and says Susan's singing was THE BEST she's ever heard; said Susan's pacing with background music was an "issue" but she'd didn't know that it is taped (pretty sure it is...) and marveled over the fact she was able to keep it up reasonably well. Susan she said was "made for Broadway" and indeed we'd agreed that she could do cameos - just ONE such appearance on ANY tune she'd thought within her vocal realm would garner her a Tony far as I'm concerned!

Dramatically speaking, the end of Susan's BGT's semi-finals version of Memory was far more dramatic but today's is more in keeping with the theatrical presentation so am seeing yet another version for the first time by Susan.

BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! Susan!!! You're a MEGA superstar now; greater glory awaits you! THANK you Susan for so elegantly blowing all those kisses of appreciation to the audience - and us here at Susan-Boyle.com. We, your EVER patient fans await news of your next peformances!

Good afternoon from Cameron Park, California; tears flooding out of my eyes right now and the "wormhole" dial-up connection is about to close - and Paul,

PPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get another blog subject up NOW so can get another 500 posts of viewing in without having to re-dial & re-load the browser every 5 seconds; am choaking to DEATH here!!!!
Posted by WAMcKinley on June 21, 2009
The whole moderator flap was ridiculous and childish, IMO. Aroseblush hadn't even begun the job----and already she was met with opposition and warnings about proper behavior and techniques. What was that all about?? All this time, I thought this was a supportive and welcoming site for all. This is really disappointing.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
Susan's 'Memory' performance this afternoon was flawless. Easily world class. If there are any critics who still claim 'she can't really sing' after that are surely tone deaf! She's already got IDAD nailed, so she's playing and experimenting with that now. It should be clear now that she should do a show then take a few days off. It's better do a spectacular performance once every few days, rather than a good but sometimes tired one every night.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
What is the exact job description of a moderator....anyone know? How much power will these people have. Silly question...but why are they needed...Sounds like I am back at work with the Union being called in to sort things out.

@ lambobro I think Paul represents the admin. this would all be too, too much for ONE person to deal with..
Posted by susanwin on June 21, 2009
Hello everybody,

Go,please go now to your computers, and listen to our darling Susan singing at Wembley!!!I just clicked - Susan Boyle Wembley, and there were sites, that offered the video from her Wembley performance - it is outstanding!!!!She sings Memory now with totally new accents and nuances, and I just loved the glorious ending - so full of light, the best, I think, of all her performances of Mamory.

Why do we love Susan Boyle so much? Because,being a great singer, she has this amazing capacity for self-renewal, that is crucial for every great artist - one will NEVER be tired, listening to a thousand of her performances of one and the same song, always being astonished at this constant renewal and ascent higher and higher in her art!!!

We love her, because, besides being a great singer, she has a wealth of life experience, that each of us can relate to - to different facets of it. To some of us it her courage and determination to follow her dream, to others - her love for her pet Pebbles, to some - it is her love and care for her Mother( that is, what made Susan so dear to me, besides her glorious singing), to others - the fact, that she experienced bullying(hopefully never ever again)...

It is a wonderful idea,@Ruth F - for us, Susan's fans from the USA, to get together, when our Susan comes to the USA - to be able to greet her like royalty!!!

Love and all the best to all of you,

susanwin
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@lambobro - We are real people you just have to trust your instincts as we all do :-)
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
I agree with Johnnycake, Ruth F., Bohemian Spirit, Singing Soul, pottedferne, and Ger Amsretdam.

We don't need controlling Big Egos running this fan
club. I for one don't care for the secrecy. A lot of people have been here from the first and we are growing. Unfortunately some do not know about past blogs and what this fan club has done in the past. This used to be a loving Susan Boyle Fan Club. It is no more. We don't need ego trips here. I for one am an adult. Many on here have degrees and backgrounds of importance yet they are treated like children. Enough of this. It only takes one bad apple to ruin the whole unch. What a sad thing for Susan.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@pickled tink , I agree,she has already done Birmingham so I think she should skip those. I think she will do the Ireland shows since that is the origin of her ancestry.
Posted by jordie on June 21, 2009
Well, I am signing off for dinner...two doggies here are reminding me of the time...5:50 p.m EST.
Great posts today, lots of exchange.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to connect with the links so faithfully posted earlier this aft.
I just want to add a little something to the "unmentionable subject". The piece was apparently posted by a Canuk, in which case it would involve the RCMP, if any follow-up needed.
Last word on that subject. And last word until after dinner...TTFN. Rah, for OurSusan!!!!
Posted by Jellie on June 21, 2009
I am a moderator on a long running forum and I know how difficult it can be at times. We posted some basic rules for members to follow...common sense stuff mostly. It works pretty well overall but there are some people who want to cause trouble and that's when it becomes more difficult.
Good luck with the site though.

Here are some photos taken today by someone at Wembley of dear Susan. There are 9 altogether:
p://music.rightcelebrity.com/?pp_album=main&pp_cat=singer&pp_image=susan_boyle_1_1.jpg
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
What's IMO I am getting lost with all the initials...just like being at work...IEP, LRT, ESL, EA, FSL, SRE6 SRE5 ETC. ETC. Is there a big list somewhere where we 'new computer people' can familiarize outselves with the lingo?
Posted by mclim on June 21, 2009
ponylady That is exactly how it should work. Moderators at any site I ever visited are not identified. That should never happen. We should not have any idea who they are personally. Especially with this big of a fan base there will always be some who personally doesn't like someone and will create all sorts of issues for them. They are referred to as "Moderator 1 or moderator 2, etc..." or just given a pseudo name to use on site. I think that's the only way it will really work. Those who have applied could still become moderators here. They just need to not tell us all about it from their personal ID.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Thanks for the articles, Penny08 and Carnegie61!
Posted by johnnycake on June 21, 2009
Ta-Ta For Now
Posted by Donna T on June 21, 2009
I wouldn't be surprized if Susan cuts her performances to just Ireland. Seems like she has covered the most important stops elsewhere. And, I wouldn't be surprized if a CD comes out sooner than Christmas, a few months earlier!
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
SO happy to see good press for our girl. Wonder if they're finally getting the message that they're playing on the wrong side? She sure showed 'em what real talent and courage are. Can you imagine singing for that many people? I wouldn't be able to breathe, much less sing. She's just simply incredible.

Welcome, new members. Feel free to join in if you like, or whatever you wish to do. We are all united here in our love for one sweet, talented Scottish Lady.

Where is Tommy? Tommy, are you in Wimbledon?
Posted by MisTia on June 21, 2009
I mean really!

Even the BBC can't get it right ... Memory, not Memories. Heavens!

Anyway, the second show is done too, perhaps there will be something in half an hour to an hour from that one too.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
Is there a way to see this show yet. I just got in.
Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
@mdillow31
Your post "This used to be a loving Susan Boyle Fan Club. It is no more." So one problem / disagreement / misunderstanding/ has destroyed it? Sort of like the graphics posting thing? Glad that over 20,000 of us aren't agreeing that "it is no more."
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@ammo ,IMO = In My Opinion
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
Just my opinion on moderators - I use loads of other forums for various things, and a always think of a moderator as the 'green pen brigade' or 'jobsworths'! Basically they seem to be people who tell you what you can and can't say. I've had many a slap on the wrist for saying something that might 'offend' someone. As other people have said, we're all adults and can think for ourselves. I have a degree and 20 years working in professional positions, including a number of positions in government departments, so I consider myself intelligent enough to know how to respond to a situation!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
Internet Acronyms

http://acronymsonline.com/lists/chat_acronyms.asp
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
I think Susan will do:

Tue 06/23/09 Aberdeen
Fri 06/26/09 Bournemouth
Sat 06/27/09 London, Apollo Hammersmith
Tue 06/30/09 Dublin, The O2
Wed 07/01/09 Belfast,Odyssey Arena
Sat 07/04/09 Cardiff, International Arena
Sun 07/05/09 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
DannyRamone, look up a bit - we have videos from the matinee performance.
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Donna T - Don't EVEN get me excited about a CD before Christmas, ha, ha. I REALLY don't see how I can wait until Christmas for a CD.
Posted by HereToday on June 21, 2009
@Oggles myself and a couple other people posted info on Barrymore the other day and were attacked for posting negative information - I agree that Susan was never waivered from her singing, brilliant response to this idiot. "One aspect I would like to comment on is the Michael Barrymore video where Susan is singing and the stupid prat is trying to look up her skirt.

You over the other side of the Pond won't have heard of Barrymore but he was very popular in the 80's in Britain until he was caught up in a scandal where a man was murdered at his house when a drunken/drug loaded orgy took place."
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/emoticons
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
I see some chestnuts roasting on an open fire but where do I look again
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
Danny ramone go to Susan Boyle fan club USA They have the two videos.They are great. You will love them Aliz
Posted by Wild Ol' Dan on June 21, 2009
Howdy JJ:),

Well, I wanna thank ya for sendin' that COWBOY'S PRAYER. It's mighty special to this ol' cowhand.

I just sent ya a message about why it's kinda special
to me.

And, nope, you weren't in my spam...I've just been horsin' around some and didn't really check my e-mail.

Thanks again, JJ, for your kindness.

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

Wild Ol' Dan
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
♪♫♥♪♫♫♪♥☺♥♥♫☼
Posted by ArielAZ on June 21, 2009
Aroseblush: Wish you hadn't done that. Although, for sure, judging by the sniping already, you have saved yourself a lot of grief this summer.
Posted by ammo on June 21, 2009
THANK YOU FOR THE INTERNET ACRONYMS...NOW POSTED IN MY FAVOURITES....IT'S A WHOLE NEW LANGUAGE...CAN YOU PUT THAT ON A RESUME ?
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
♥ ♥ ♥ Yeah! Its A Happy Susan Boyle Day ! ♥ ♥ ♥

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Posted by greygrannie on June 21, 2009
If an article I recently read is true, it is likely that Susan WILL sing in Ireland. According to a priest who apparently knows her, Susan makes regular trips there to visit the shrine of an Irish saint, Our Lady of Knock.Perhaps, if she is allowed the freedom, she will visit again if she is in Ireland. If you wish to read the article, type in " Our Lady of Knock Susan Boyle ".
I was thrilled to hear Susan's songs today. She is becoming so much more confident and notes in both her higher and lower registers are much improved. If it is true that she did stop singing after her mother died, she is likely now just getting back in full form. We love you, Susan! Do what you can but don't overdo.
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
Well, pshaw, ArielAZ, there are a lot of members on here who have held responsible positions and have exercised authority and decision making power. That doesn't mean when you come here you bring that persona with you. This is just a group of people who have gathered together because we love Susan, a group of equal individuals.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@ammo, Writing in all caps is consider as shouting : )
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 21, 2009
@WAMcKinley (Hi J), I agree 100% regarding the moderator. Aroseblush would've been a fine moderator especially with her background, but she's been beaten down before she even started.

Many of you know what's happened to some of us on this site for posting innocent comments which were met with disagreement; this is exactly why a moderator of Aroseblush's caliber is warranted and sorely needed. We need the positive aspects of this site to shine through for Susan, not the bullying, name calling, and cussing out.

Aroseblush, I'm so very sorry this has happened. Please check your e-mail.
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 21, 2009
@WAMcKinley (Hi J), I agree 100% regarding the moderator. Aroseblush would've been a fine moderator especially with her background, but she's been beaten down before she even started.

Many of you know what's happened to some of us on this site for posting innocent comments which were met with disagreement; this is exactly why a moderator of Aroseblush's caliber is warranted and sorely needed. We need the positive aspects of this site to shine through for Susan, not the bullying, name calling, and cussing out.

Aroseblush, I'm so very sorry this has happened. Please check your e-mail.
Posted by FocusOnSusan on June 21, 2009
Sorry for the double post!
Posted by Carnegie61 on June 21, 2009
Ok. Ignorant question, but I will ask it anyway... Will they BGT tour troops be flying up to Aberdeen?
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Dear all, I throw in my 2 coppers worth of comments on the moderator issue. From what I have seen of this site in the last 2 months it is generally self moderated - 99% of people who post on here are intelligent and understand internet etiquette. This site is not for example a PC online game forum. Frankly I cannot see any need for a moderator. The site is self managed by its members.This site is a fan site and ideas that we should score posts is absurd. All I would suggest is to break the site up a bit into different topics which requires a manager and not a moderator.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
@Jellie - Those are not new pictures. That site has a habit of posting misleading and or premature information. If you go to this page:

Susan Boyle Wembley

they have the same pictures as the link you had (which was missing a leading "htt" in the address). Then if you go to this page, they have the same pictures:

Susan Boyle Newcastle

Those pictures where I believe take of Susan when she was in London with her doctor just after leaving the Priory.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
Moderators - I agree they aren't needed. The site seems be self-policing. If somebody reads a post that contains something that is obviously abusive they should have the ability to report it to someone, who can then remove it. We don't need somebody reading every post and then making a decision based on their own opinion whether to remove it or not.
Posted by aliz on June 21, 2009
greygrannie wow i do hope she goes to ireland. She likes it there to I gather from her interviews. Man I can't imagine what she will bew like when she is in full form. She seem to be there! Wow what a performance she delivers.
Posted by TXNoelle on June 21, 2009
***Posted by ponylady on June 21, 2009
I'm a total newbie to blog sites, but do the moderators have to be identified? If they have to squelch inappropriate, silly or mean posts it would seem logical for them to be appointed by the site owner and be protected from those they might have to "talk to" or "boot". Am I anywhere near understanding how this works? ***

Hope you're not, PONYLADY. I honestly don't mean to sound rude or mean, but IMO your ideas regarding guidelines for moderating various types of posts sounds more like gestap...um.....guidelines for a thought police regime.

I guess because I believe that inappropriateness, sillyness and/or meanness are in the eye of the beholder.

Remember how Susan was first received on BGT by both audience and the judges before her audition performance?

Remember how Piers winced and Simon rolled his eyes at her wiggle dance? And yet...this was just one of Susan's characteristics, part of her charm that endeared her to the rest of the world. Piers and Simon both recognized this later, but they already had egg on their faces in publiCK.

Another example I personally experienced was that someone new here mistakenly accused me of joining someone else in bullying her, when I never made a mean comment to her, I had only made a comment or two to someone else in regard to what they were posting, as they happened to be taking her to task over a perceived superiority complex.

That newbie messaged me a hit and run accusation via this fansite's message feature when she knew I could not respond, because my message feature was out of order.

A moderator who's well-versed in that skill won't be needing to have a lot of "come to Jesus" talks with posters, for they'll be wielding their authority with a light and fair hand. And they won't need protection from anyone for the same reason, even should they be required to boot someone for flagrant disregard for the posting guidelines (hopefully also fair).
Posted by Misti in Seattle on June 21, 2009
Haaaaa

"Boyle in triumphant stage return"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8112005.stm
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@djg-scotland - ditto that.
Posted by Ruth F on June 21, 2009
aroseblush,

Have just seen your comment. Whether or not you pursue a moderator's role on this site, I'd hate for your decision to be based upon my earlier post regarding the role of a moderator. My remarks are a summary of my experience with effective and ineffective forum moderators, not a commentary on your fitness for the role. As I don't know you and have had limited exposure to your posts, I can't presume to know whether you'd be an effective moderator.

I would ask that, if indeed there's an "old guard" engaging in bullying, you not include me by association. I, too, am a relatively new member, and the posts I've written have been supportive of both Susan and fellow members of the site. I've not seen the bullying you mention, but of course, if it's happening, it should stop -

Ruth
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
greygrannie, that was great information about Susan visiting Ireland's Lady of Knock. I hadn't heard that before, so thank you for that. Love reading about what she does and what her interests are. Lordy, I'm so enthralled with her.
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
@DannyRamone----DocRobbie posted both links to this afternoons performance, probably about half way up!!
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@ponylady,

I think it will be back to happy again. Our dear Susan is on her way. When she smiles her fans smile with her. :)
Posted by greygrannie on June 21, 2009
Lonnirose, glad you read the article; I thought it was interesting too. Didn't Susan's parents emmigrate from Ireland to Scotland?
Posted by NancyUSA on June 21, 2009
Posted by DANNYG. on June 21, 2009
Well, pshaw, ArielAZ, there are a lot of members on here who have held responsible positions and have exercised authority and decision making power. That doesn't mean when you come here you bring that persona with you.

Amen on that! Thank you--
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Today in London I found our Susan happy, relaxed, she was smiling.... I think she had a godd rest, and I hope she will have a few more in order to finish the BGT Live Tour as the real winner she is!!! yeahhhhhh

The to Prague where she is supposed to arrive on the 12th!!
November for the CD?

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Bobber2 on June 21, 2009
Isn't it good to know folks that though all may have different positions in life in job/career/ and education that when Susan sings it all resonates down deep inside us the same way....in this we are one :-) We're here I believe to celebrate this one thing we have in common.
Posted by Danny Ramone on June 21, 2009
Thankyou Lonnirose, Aliz, LucyB and DocRobbie. I saw the Videos from todays Matinee. Oh yes, "Getting Better All The Time"
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Since this blog is now so large that it is difficult to find information posted earlier, here are the links to Susan's performances again:

Memory at Wembley

Memory at Wembley with Intro

I Dreamed a Dream at Wembley with Outtro

Still looking for videos of evening performance.
Posted by DJG-Scotland on June 21, 2009
@Kalua - I too noticed just how relaxed she looked. She was playing with the audience, and they loved it!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@Ruth F : the site does not need a moderator. The site has managed very well for 2 months without one.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@DJG-Scotland - It's the first thing I remarked as soon as Susan got into the stage. I sort of gave a sigh of relief :-)
Posted by mdillow31 on June 21, 2009
@Bobber2,

Yes, We are here to celebrate Susan. That's why we are here. :)
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
excuse me but my previous post had no intent at bullying anyone and if anyone preceived it as such perhaps counseling is in order. All I attempted to convey is that we have been getting along very well for 2 months with only a few blips up to this point that were handled by mature responsible fans of Susan Boyle.

Posted by lttlesis on June 21, 2009
About there being moderators on this site: I do believe that a modertor or 2 are needed.

Here's why: I really don't want to read messages with foul language or cuss words in them. They're childish & immature & they aren't necessary to prove anyone's point.

However, some negative messages about Susan should be allowed, after all there's no beauty without there being a little ugly too. That's how we all learn, by knowing our faults and weaknesses.

I love to listen to Susan as much as any member of this site, but let's face it people, it isn't all beauty and loviness. Reading the messages sometimes gets just a little "too sweet".

Love this fansite and have been happy with it so far, but I too would like to know who's handling it.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
Videos are now on the home page, too.
Posted by DocRobbie on June 21, 2009
Just in case people haven't noticed yet, there are now 4 videos of Susan singing in Wembley Arena in London in the videos section of this site. That means that a new blog for the Wembley show will be created very soon!
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
Come on guys, who is at Wembley arena tonight filming? Where are the vid posts for Susan? God some people are so selfish (jest). And big thanks in advance to whoever posts the video clips from Wembley tonight show.
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
I just read the article by Susan's priest and it made me feel sad for her. I'm glad she is getting out of that town for a while so she can see how wonderful she is as the world falls in love with her. After reading this article I can understand why she felt the need to prove herself.Although he acknowledges her gift to sing,he calls her eccentric and brain damaged and said he disapproves of her plucking her eybrows.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/pontifications/2009/04/the-real-susan-boyle-her-paris.html

I made a comment on the article :

How disappointed I am at this article. I can't believe you think she is brain damaged and eccentric just because she likes to do the little
wiggle dance. Its just a joke.I think you just don't understand her sense of humor. Well ,she will prove you wrong. I have watched all her interviews and
I think she is smart,funny,talented and endearing. And I love her new look too. What is wrong with plucking your eyebrows. I love this woman and I find your words insulting.
Now I see why she feels the need to prove herself.

Posted by lttlesis on June 21, 2009
I may get killed for making the above message and if so it'll only go to prove my point.

Susan: YOU GO GIRL!!
Posted by stevieboy49 on June 21, 2009
Kalua. I will be very surprised if we have to wait until November. I positively predict that we shall see her debut CD in the shops by the end of August at the very latest. Syco will want to capitalise on her fame and fanbase as early as they can and probably prior to the inevitable trip to the USA, so they will want to get Susan into the studio as soon as she is able after the tour ends.
Of course, SHE may decide to take a long break, as is her right, but I suspect that 'oor girl' will know how popular that first CD is likely to be and will 'not want to disappoint her fans', especially as she knows how many must have missed seeing her in the shows. I may be wrong but that is how I see it and if it comes to pass, well the whole world will witness a new phenomenen in CD sales that would be the envy of even John and Paul themselves!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
http://blog.beliefnet.com/pontifications/2009/04/the-real-susan-boyle-her-paris.html

A lot of people have express their disapproval of this article.Please read it and comment.Your comments are posted right away.
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
aroseblush: You came off as a professional in your posts. Based on the sniping, I can fully understand why you are no longer interested. I'm going to keep following along here for a few more days but if this is the kind of crap that this forum is about. I'll be bailing out myself. This forum has no future with the negativity that I have seen on this page alone.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
greygrannie, I think I read that they were Irish, yes.
I wish they could see their baby girl now - wouldn't they be proud! Well, perhaps they can.

I said prayers for her all morning in church, and looks like they were answered. She looks rested from what I could tell, and I believe she was smiling. And throwing kisses - I counted 5 in all. What a wondrous girl she is.
Posted by CatsAloud on June 21, 2009
@Ittlesis: I have not seen any cuss words on this site in 2 months. I do not recollect seeing any post with foul language. I think this is due to the civilised nature of the members of this site.
Posted by Lonnirose on June 21, 2009
There's a new page!
Posted by LucyB on June 21, 2009
nNEW BLOG NEW BLOG!!!!
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@DocRobbie .Thank you ,off to watch them now ; ]
Posted by Patricia's Art on June 21, 2009
@CatsAloud . Well I did see one cuss word today .But it has been rare so that is good.
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
@stevieboy49 - Hope you are right, if the recording is made in July and then all the mixing and remixing plus production my estimate will be 2 months. We shall see if we have it by mid September

It's going to be the cherry on the cake if ever it gets before
Posted by pottedferne on June 21, 2009
@catsaloud..in due respect there was one poster and Paul put him in his place right away...after that nada cuss words!!! thanks for the comment regarding the civilized nature of Susan's fans...we luv her....and that is why we are here!!
Posted by Kalua on June 21, 2009
Newwwwww Bloggggggggggg!!!!
Posted by sassyone on June 21, 2009
Hi everyone, I hope you all have had a good day.

This was her best Memory performance to date and IDAD was excellent also.

At least tomorrow is a rest day, she can get another good night's sleep then Tuesday she will be ready for Aberdeen. Soon this tour will be over and she will have a little bit of a rest before she can start her CD.
Posted by tweek on June 21, 2009
Brooklyn Blessings, I have now sent my messages for Blackburn...my computer went down and I was not able to complete til just now. Thanks very much and enjoy your trip.
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 21, 2009
patriciasart: Thanks for that link. I posted a comment. Never in a million years have I read such nonsense from a priest. Straight out of the dark ages imho.
Posted by Lovebites on June 21, 2009
Hi good humans:
Curiosity got me, so I scrolled up to find the Moron, I mean, Morgan human add picture. Totally stomach churning. Caused me to leave my dinner on the rug with the latest furball. Nevertheless, Patriciasart, it was worth it, thanks. The only buns that should be roasted are his. To think that a classy lady like Ms. Boyle could have ever been linked emotionally to that slimeball. Don't know why he needed a loincloth for the shoot, suspect there's nothing significant to hide. Licks and Lovebites from San Antonio, TX. Nite all. 9:49 PM
Posted by Janet in Texas on June 21, 2009
Lovebites....Too late probably but...you are in San Antonio? I am in Kerrville...It's fun to find fellow Texans here........
Posted by Joly on June 21, 2009
I am new to this blog thing, I must have posted my comments to the wrong page. Will post them here: I think we have had an effect. I just reviewed a couple google pages of current articles and they are all factual and reasonable in tone. In Entertainment,Mirror, Press Assn (2), gawker, the Sun, Daily Express UK, Scotsman (did headline 'troubled Boyle', but ok), the NY Times did say she has become a regular hospital patient and was not so factual but was not malignant, digital spy, daily star. Thank you media, for sticking to facts and reasonable attitude.
Posted by Joly on June 21, 2009
About the priest issue: please be careful, because Susan's priests have been wonderful, very supportive and obviously fond of her, while realistically realizing there are potential problems. Her priest told her to go for it and enjoy it, and if it lasts it lasts and if it doesn't it doesn't, but she would still have attained more than most people. Sorry I haven't had a chance to read all the posts, just wanted to make sure we realize that if we don't make sure of facts before taking action, we'll be doing the same thing as the gossip media. The priest who made the zany comments quoted Susan's priest, but apparently does not know either of them.
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 22, 2009
Joly: Her priest is concerned because she "plucked her eyebrows". The priest is making comments as HER priest in a worldwide forum. Do you not believe in any level of confidentiality? I have real problems with this. What part of these two basic issues do you find acceptable? There are other issues with what he said. This attitude is NOT warm, wonderful and supportive. It does not express fondness. I find this abusive.
Posted by Boylemania on June 22, 2009
There is nothing wrong in plucking her eyebrows. Susan did not commit adultery by plucking her eyebrows. And break one of the ten commandments. I dont believe the priest is such a busy body who uttered such words. Again it is the British tabloids, media who fabricated lies to character assasinate Susan. They really go after Susan's throat inorder to kill her singing career. And to cause stress to her. Then they are happy. They had already killed Lady Di. And now they are going after Susan. They are real blood sucker. But Susan will be protected by millions of fans around the world especially American fans. If anything goes wrong to her, the fans will go after the tabloids, media. They/we will hold them responsible. Yes, Fans rise up if Susan is being bullied now and then. Enough is enough, that poor lady had already suffered for 48 years. Now she was given a chance and her dream had come true that she dreamt to be a professional singer to fulfil her late mother's wish. Give her a chance please. And leave her in peace. Now she deserved and proved that she had amazing talent with an angelic voice. God bless you Susan. May angel Gabriel protect you always. God Loves You. We fans love you too.
Posted by squeaky_bird on June 22, 2009
This is the link to the Priest's statements. It has nothing to do with the tabloids.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/pontifications/2009/04/the-real-susan-boyle-her-paris.html
Posted by JJ :) on June 22, 2009
Re: About that PRIEST!! What a JERK!! THANKS for giving us the link to go there and post a message to him - I saw several of you there and I left my steam in there too! We'll show him a thing or 2.
JJ....... ;)
Posted by JJ :) on June 22, 2009
Re: Ol'Dan - Ur very welcome, glad U liked it :)
Posted by Boylemania on June 22, 2009
squeaky: Thank you for info. That link to the Priest's statements will later on be picked by the tabloids and the news recycled. What am concern is, poor Susan, there's no end to writing stories about her. Why cant they leave her alone in peace. My view, the priest should not have comment on Susan after all he should concentrate in his priestly missionary work. He shouldnt have touch on Susan's life which should be kept confidential. What's wrong with Susan plucking her eyebrows. And he's worried. There are many other parishanors in the parish church plucking their eyebrows too. Why talk about Susan only. It's very unfair. Susan is a nice lady and is a devoted Catholic. Doing voluntary work for the church for many years. She spent most of her life there. I gonna stop here lest I am a gossiper myself. And bless me father for I have sinned!lol
Posted by lttlesis on June 22, 2009
I have just finished reading most if not all of the posts regarding moderators. Some posts are snippy and unkind. I feel badly for aroseblush and any other member who was or felt they were being bullied or pushed around.

Excuse me people, but I thought this fansite was dedicated to upholding and showing Susan Boyle what a wonderful person she is and what her singing has done for each one us. It is NOT the place to battle it out about who is or who is not or even if there's going to be moderators. For crying out loud! Get a grip. There shouldn't be ANY posts that aren't about our wonderful Susan Boyle. If you have a complaint you can send it to Support or to the Contact Us buttons.

Also, I don't appreciate seeing pictures of mostly naked men posted here! Email each other if you must but leave them OFF this fansite. This site is for Susan Boyle and not for anything else.