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Crap on wheels... that's Robbie Williams. He has a bit of a history with (ahem) lavatory 'situations'...
posted by apocalypse miaow (12 comments total)

 
A pop singer urinates in some water.

With all due respect, I can't imagine a less interesting post than this one.
posted by davebush at 12:08 PM on August 2, 2003


Robbie who?
posted by dhoyt at 2:18 PM on August 2, 2003


It's a European thing.
posted by ginz at 2:39 PM on August 2, 2003


It's a European thing but I wish to God it wasn't. Words cannot describe the loathing I have for this man.
posted by ciderwoman at 3:07 PM on August 2, 2003


Heh!
posted by apocalypse miaow at 4:06 PM on August 2, 2003


Robbie!! Woo! I'm sorry, but his gig tonight on Channel 4 was just ace. The guy can entertain. I'd like to see Ruben Studdard sell 375,000 tickets to a gig in hours.
posted by wackybrit at 6:16 PM on August 2, 2003


It's not like his album isn't in the US. His latest one, Escapology, sold a whole 34,000 copies in it's first 5 weeks on the shelf stateside. Astounding.

Personally, I like his music. It's a pretty good album, and one of the few albums I have been able to listen to all the way through in a long time.
posted by benjh at 7:13 AM on August 3, 2003


I just don't think he fits into the current US musical scene too well. There aren't many new solo male icons outside of the areas of hip-hop/rap or country music now. Williams was lucky in that he was already famous for being part of an extremely popular 'boy band' in the mid nineties, so he had a fan base from day one of going solo, somewhat like Justin Timberlake.

But in the US he doesn't have that 'leg up' that he had in Europe, and he comes off as an egotistical zany Brit (I've watched him on the talkshows when I was in the US) which might put a lot of people off.

While I like his music, I don't think it's good enough on its own to propel him to American stardom. His showmanship, personality, and live performanc abilities, are another thing entirely.. but it's just hard to push that sort of thing in front of 250 million people short of getting your own TV station.
posted by wackybrit at 8:51 AM on August 3, 2003


Who's "Justin Timberlake"?
posted by adamgreenfield at 9:33 AM on August 3, 2003


I heard he's Michael Jackson's son.
posted by wackybrit at 11:13 AM on August 3, 2003


I was somewhat surprised last week when my mom was complaining to me that her Robbie Williams album was stolen and asking me to get her another one. I mean, where did my mom hear Robbie Williams? It's not like he gets any US airplay.
posted by litlnemo at 11:57 AM on August 3, 2003


When I was in California, I heard a lot of Daniel Bedingfield, Craig David, and even some Junior Senior.. but where's the Williams love people!? (I think I heard Robbie's 'Feel' and 'Millennium' a few times on mall piped music systems though)
posted by wackybrit at 8:47 PM on August 3, 2003


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