Michael Boobalooie!!

Its a weekly tradition. We pit Michael Boobalay vs. the classic songs that he tries so hard to cover. This week we forgo live versions and jump straight into album versions/emotional photo montages. Here we go… Michael…(voters do not be swayed by that fireman outfit) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnj9OTwQ7Zc&feature=related The Beatles… httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LoYM5OWIqI

Its a weekly tradition. We pit Michael Boobalay vs. the classic songs that he tries so hard to cover. This week we forgo live versions and jump straight into album versions/emotional photo montages. Here we go…

Michael…(voters do not be swayed by that fireman outfit)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnj9OTwQ7Zc&feature=related

The Beatles…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LoYM5OWIqI

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  1. I can’t even click this. Even thinking about it makes me feel ill. Although, I also burst into tears and had to leave the theatre midway through Across the Universe, so maybe I’m just super sensitive.

  2. The Beatles? What a bunch of overrated hacks. Michael is the dreamiest especially in that adorable fireman’s outfit.

  3. I would like to say a thing about A Hard Day’s Night — I always wonder who it was that was up in that helicopter up there, just flying around as someone shot footage of the fricking Beatles running around. What a breathtaking view. George even looks adorable from a distance.

  4. I propose that we call him Michael Kablooey from now on.

  5. lindsey on said:

    i love you guys. and i read rvanews regularly. but the michael buble thing has got to stop. the first time i laughed light-heartedly along, but now it’s sort of become too pretentious for me to bear. now i had never listened to michael buble (aside from on department store muzak) until these videos started popping up on rvanews. i can’t say that i like him or his pathetic covers of very wonderful songs. but i can say:

    1. the guy has good taste
    2. his voice doesn’t totally suck
    3. apparently a lot of people really like this because that guy has a lot of youtube videos and records and a large fan base and i think it’s safe to assume…a lot more money than matt white.

    all i’m saying is, i love when you guys write about what music you like and think we should give a listen. i don’t like when you make fun of music that other people like because you think that the music you listen to is better. a wise man once told me that insulting a person’s music is like insulting their mother. so although i’ve watched all the videos and thought to myself “wow, michael buble sucks!” i didn’t say that he was better or worse than any other musician. we would have to get into a ridiculous argument full of useless semantics to determine what music is “better” than other kinds. but what you’re doing by pitting an original against a cover and asking people to pick which is better is sort of like apples and oranges. not really apples and oranges. like apples and starfruit maybe.

    basically, i just hope that maybe the op/eds (which are totally my favorite thing to read on the site) could be more like the opinions that you might find across from the editorial page in the paper. you know, one guy’s opinions. how he feels and why he feels that way, rather than asking the reader to agree or disagree on whether or not michael buble sucks. michael buble sucks. but i wish you would write me an article that says michael buble sucks and here’s why i think so and give me some reasoning. don’t ask me to compare apples and starfruit and then insult me when i like apples better. or emotional photo montages. or starfruit. or whatever.

  6. WTF? George is adorable, Susan. Especially in Hard Day’s Night.
    When I was 8, I put my pink boombox beside the TV and recorded the entire dialogue of this movie so that I could memorize it. I still can’t watch it without feeling like something is gravely wrong with my life because I don’t ever have that much fun with my friends in fields or trains or before shows, and I just want to scream and cry and pull on my hair whenever they start playing. This movie actually leaves me feeling both euphoric and unhealthily dissatisfied with my life. I kind of agree with you, Lindsey, but I also have a very firm and unwavering belief that any cover of a Beatles song is a colossal waste of time at best.

  7. LA I WILL MEET YOU IN A FIELD. BRING YOUR HELICOPTER AND TIM.

  8. Is Tim going to be there? COUNT ME IN (as long as Tim is there).

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