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Owen sucks up and moves forward

By johnboy - 23 April 2012 21

Canberra’s Owen Campbell got a second shot on Australia’s Got Talent, said what the judges wanted to hear and moves on in the show.

I’m glad for him he gets the continued exposure. Glad for the Canberra music scene that one of their own is finally getting mainstream exposure which will get more attention for the talent in this town waiting to be discovered by fatuous talent gatekeepers.

But a part of me is sorry he didn’t just flame out with:

My aim isn’t to be in a boy band, chief

I’m still going to watch to see where he goes with the show though.

(And if you’re interested I still think our 2007 interview is worth a listen)

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21 Responses to
Owen sucks up and moves forward
1
AsparagusSyndrome 12:14 am
24 Apr 12
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You done good Owen.

And if you (or anyone else) ever start to doubt, just go back, play it again and listen to the crowd at the end.

Thanks for your great performances out front of the Canberra Centre too. Love it!

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HenryBG 12:21 am
24 Apr 12
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I don’t understand it.
Owen has talent.
So, WTF is he sucking up to a boy-band loser, Danni Minogue and some other fat twat?
It’s incomprehensible the damage record labels and pokie machines have done to our music industry.

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I-filed 8:24 am
24 Apr 12
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I thought he lost heaps of cachet and cred. He actually didn’t need to apologise – they wanted him back for the ratings (The Voice is killing them).

Mind you, Danni still looked as though she was sucking on lemons!

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Holden Caulfield 10:17 am
24 Apr 12
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The dude can sing/play. Good luck to him, I hope he’s able to use that s***e show on an even s***ter TV station for good, haha.

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phototext 10:18 am
24 Apr 12
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I thought his first performance/ song was better, although neither are really my cup of tea, but the guy is very good at what he does, he has talent.

It would have taken lots of guts to do what he did, he could very well have blown it or been setup for a humiliation (good tv) on national tv. He did well.

Good on the guy and lots of luck to him.

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poetix 10:25 am
24 Apr 12
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I preferred him surly. I think there’s plenty of surl left there. But nothing would get me to watch this programme.

As to the boy band comment, he has the arms for it, but he might say something inappropriate for the demographic. I do hope he annoys Karl Dandilands again though.

7
Slice 10:34 am
24 Apr 12
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Yes a white dude playing slide to funky beats, get in line girlfriend……….

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Gumby 10:57 am
24 Apr 12
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Canberra also has local boy Anthony Dellamarta on The Voice tonight: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/acts-voice-hope-nervous-about-big-night-20120423-1xhmm.html

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Onceler 11:00 am
24 Apr 12
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HenryBG said :

I don’t understand it.
Owen has talent.
So, WTF is he sucking up to a boy-band loser, Danni Minogue and some other fat twat?
It’s incomprehensible the damage record labels and pokie machines have done to our music industry.

Exactly. Popular music used to be about rebelling against authority. Now it’s all about sucking up to the man.

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deejay 11:23 am
24 Apr 12
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Onceler said :

Popular music used to be about rebelling against authority. Now it’s all about sucking up to the man.

And here was me thinking it was about music people liked to hear.

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Onceler 11:54 am
24 Apr 12
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deejay said :

Onceler said :

Popular music used to be about rebelling against authority. Now it’s all about sucking up to the man.

And here was me thinking it was about music people liked to hear.

Oh yeah, that too. It’s actually about a lot of things, come to think of it. I take that back – Sticking it to the man has always been a minor component.

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Slice 12:09 pm
24 Apr 12
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You can see the cogs turning ” maybe that arrogant vibe I give out all the time seemed bad on tv, I want to be on tv, I’ll change!” It will all feel less violating sitting shotgun with Kyle in his Bentley after a long Sydney lunch sharing stories about being awful to people……..very Robert Johnson………..

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6matt9 12:15 pm
24 Apr 12
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HenryBG said :

I don’t understand it.
Owen has talent.
So, WTF is he sucking up to a boy-band loser, Danni Minogue and some other fat twat?
It’s incomprehensible the damage record labels and pokie machines have done to our music industry.

It’s because he wants to make a living from playing his music. I agree the industry is in a bad way but you can’t compare 2012 to what happened years ago. Everything has changed. It is damn near impossible to make it these days and shows like this one give people an opportunity to take their careers somewhere. It’s an opportunity that may not occur just busking or playing pub gigs. It’s sad but true. You can’t knock someone for trying to make a living out of something he is so passionate about. Good or bad… this is how it is. All power to him.

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Piratepete 1:14 pm
24 Apr 12
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Nice one Owen! We have one of your albums bought when you were busking and it’s great. To all those who say he shouldn’t be sucking up and apologising – If it gets him $250,000 to help him out who cares! Do what you have to do πŸ™‚

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Onceler 2:07 pm
24 Apr 12
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I wish him well, but don’t forget – there’s always the Myles Barlow option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNWnlMKkwb8

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