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China's ministry of culture has announced a clampdown on miming professional musos, marking an end to lip-synching and fake guitar strumming, the Guardian reports. The ministry's Sun Qiuxia said it would first "consult with the public over the next few weeks, before agreeing final details of new rules on commercial performances …

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Paris Hilton

the new regs will not affect amateur performers

Aye, well, so kareoke's still in, then. Damn, I was hoping we could point at the brave new world and ask for similar rules here.

Paris, because she knows all about the difference between live and Memorex.

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Great Idea

can we have it here? That would get rid of the 90% of talentless bimbos on the market....and the Mercan starts who always seem unwilling to perfomr live, despite being so called megastars.

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They're not unwilling

It's just that they don't always have the real-time morphing/fixing/sound better hardware available with the proper settings for every song in the trailer.

Because nearly none of them are actually "singers", i.e. people who can sing their own songs without instrumentation and not not only not be thoroughly ridiculous but also be heard by all the people in the room.

Today's "singers" are more along the line of "performers" - they "perform" the act of singing like a prostitute "performs" love. Some of them even mix the two to a certain extent.

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Alien

Send them all to Huangyangtan!

Yeah, send those musos off to that base (Beijing's own Area 51?) which the Chinese Army built a few years ago but still has yet to be figured out:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/19/huangyangtan_mystery/

and

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/484568/

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