The Alternative (Real) Pride Power List 2015

(Alternative) Pride Power

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Every year, after the London Pride events in June, a list arrives celebrating and ranking the top 100 influential forces or do-gooders for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender and community equalities for LGBT regions of the country.

Usually this list has had an interesting and respectful collection of such people, but the 2015 ‘Pride Power’ list, which seems to change its name every year, has proven to be somewhat of an upsetting embarrassment to all LGBT communities.

Mis-represented, omitted and influences have been shelved for more ‘traditional television personalities who actually do nothing to support, influence or highlight community aspects. Many have a ‘secret panel’ where some people choose their favourites for the list. Not exactly moving in the direction it should be and actually neglecting who has REALLY made a difference in the world of equality for all.

Not every man who helps equality with women, race, gender and sexuality is ‘a gay.’ Cheating, depravity and ‘on TV’ idiots prancing around like Rylan Clark, who also had it off with a man who was on the TV show he presented, whose now partner had a boyfriend at that time, do not scream influence. Nor does it move gays into a forward position. Even gays are upset with this listing. Clark was never reprimanded for his abuse and break-up of such couple. Something every gay man should be seen as even though ‘real’ non-celebrities are nothing of the sort? Lunacy. This is one example of the choices that affect and disassociate the real LGBT communities with office listing desk writers unaccompanied to the real feeling of such a society.

So, once again, where others fails (for more than one or two years) it is up to FalseFabs to intervene and address the ‘Proper’ Pride Power 2015 list. June/July’s original release, which has stopped number rankings, has still managed to upset those in the gay communities, to which we have links, just as many other sectors and sources. So here is the alternative and accurate 2015 Pride Power List. We are available for list creation bookings, should anyone wish to liaise on this or many other subjects.

The list is usually printed in The Guardian newspaper, as supplement. Though an alternative has been drafted since recognition and inclusion of those omitted time and again, inclusive on the part of LGBT voices of the same expression has led this list creation. All are adequately placed, in the correct manner.

These are actual influencers, writers, personalities and helpers of equality for all. Not a list of gay love in’s. And yes, some straight people can be included.

Well, here it is.

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1. Max Waltham

Wrestling Blogger, Writer, Journalist, Pioneer

Known to all and not referenced at all but all ideas taken, re-defined written word and re-structured ethical dimensions on sport, including Wrestling in general. Envy of all the world, yet looked upon for every piece of advice. Sets righteous boundaries and level understanding of actions. Moralistic and gay rights champion.

2. Ellen DeGeneres

U.S Chat Show Host

Multi-award winning Emmy Chat Show host, dominates mainstream US television chatter with precision and skill. Came out in 1997 to staunch criticism to come on top. Ethical Vegan puts American and gay culture at top of priorities with humble, caring and cool nature without any hate fuelled abuse,

3. Stephen Fry

Writer, Actor, TV Presenter,

Work on people dealing with gay issues and lifestyles charismatically investigated. Campaigner for Gay Rights international, especially in hostile, negative environments. Hilarious tweets and communications encourage droves of onlookers listening to legitimate concerns. Gentlemanly ways and eloquent cultural icon.

4. Sir Elton John

Singer, Songwriter, Campaigner, Pianist

Multi-faceted talent uses fortune for good in charity work, raising funds for HIV and AIDS support in many countries, helping non-gay sufferers also. Spoke out on fashion label Dolce and Gabanna for immoral calling of children to same sex couples as “synthetic.” Stands for moral foundations. Beacon of UK Award winning culture.

5. Sir Ian McKellen

Esteemed Gandalf ringer and X Man aficondao continues charity and activist work in numerous fields. Campaigns for equal rights for all, especially LGBT communities often forgotten. West-End icon and respected international actor. Also stars in self-penned TV Drama, Vicious with Derek Jacobi, focusing on fictional elderly gay lifestyle.

6. Russell T. Davies

Creator of age old iconic drama Queer as Folk returned to TV writing with modern gay lifestyles troubles in Cucumber and Banana.

7. Graham Norton

Witty and humourous TV chat show host attracting huge guests for fun show entertains all. Fun, skilled at chat and a presence of modern day TV lead by gay powerhouse with talent shines light on LGBT communities as one with public under no detractions.

8. Lord Alli

First openly gay peer able to repeal unfair or wrong laws among gay communities. Instrumental in lowering age for consensual sex and supports gay marriage. Continues campaign work for fairer equality.

9. Peter Tatchell

Tackles numerous gay issues over many years past. Focused more recently on anti-gay laws in oppressed countries like Russia and Uganda. Also challenges perceptions against AIDS. Activist with strong, moral intentions and debatable yet respectful opinion from community lives.

10. Laverne Cox

Sprung to attention as funny and chirpy personality in new drama Orange is the New Black. First African-American transgender female to produce ans star in own reality show, guiding light on trans life. Honoured by GLAAD last year for trans community work.

11. Paul O’Grady

Chat show host who pulls no punches and stands tall on issues while adding fun humour entertains and puts moral points into effect. Stands up for oppressed, including vicious attacks on welfare abuse and homophobic issues. Patron of Peter Tatchell foundation including wider recognition in dealing with pressing LGBT issues often forgotten or mis-represented.

12. Clare Balding

Supreme TV presenter in demand continuously for sterling work in capabilities to multi-task genre. Presents Women’s Hour programmes for BBC Radio. Defiantly stood up to negativity but presenting Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia despite anti-gay laws passed, said to be unreflective of LGBT Russians. Respected with OBE in 2013.

13. Angela Eagle

Liverpud MP and greyhound fighter for equality uses time in parliament to fight for oppressed in charismatic, caring fashion. Unrelenting and strong willed, politician continues to embrace fair society for all. Came out in 1997 as first lesbian MP.

14. Carol Ann-Duffy

First openly gay Scotswoman to be named UK Poet Laureate. Strong playwright and poetical strength display talented individual recognised for talent and not sexuality.

15. Sue Sanders

Chair of School’s Out focusing on LGBT rights and tackling homophobia in schools. Co-founder of LGBT History month, shedding light on historical foundations and moving with relevant times to society today.

16. Christopher Bailey

Mentor to Royal College of Art. Leading force at Burberry, boosting it’s business interests and communications to further success.

17. Claire Harvey

Captained Team GB in Paralympics for Sitting Volleyball squad, 2012. Assistant Director to Youth Sport Trust, working with others to reach their full potential in sport and community.

18. Kate Stone

Took stand against Press Complaints Commision (PCC) after wrongful printing of transgender status without consent or truth. Immoral actions turned in Stone’s favour, holding Press misprints without consent or moral implications, as then non-public figure, to account.

19. Tim Sigsworth / Albert Kennedy Trust

CEO and campaigner at Albert Kennedy Trust, working for young, homeless people needing LGBT support from neglectful families and friends. Helps those in hostile and homeless environments, mostly on 16-25 year olds.

20. Tom Daley

Olympic diver made bold decision to come out publically in 2013 in viral YouTube video. Role model mostly for young people struggling with sexuality. Adored by all for brave choices in growing, negative world. Gold Medallist preparing for next upcoming Olympic games.

21. Luisa Bradshaw-White

Soap actress involved in careful and charismatic portrayal of same-sex domestic violence drama. Handled with care and shone light on unforetold abuses gay couples face.

22. Stephen Beresford

Responsible for 2014 film Pride, telling the story of gay support with the 1980’s miner’s strike, in a witty, fresh and smooth script. Brought two sets of communities together, to broaden horizons on attitudes of singular groups in times of strife.

23. Gerald Jones MP

Battles for LGBT rights and fairness in Parliament as sitting MP. Welsh Politician elected in May 2015.

24. Jacqui Gavin

Gender and Diversity role model. Ex-model who helps organise Liverpool Pride events.

25. Sue Perkins

TV Presenter of Spring cooking show The Great British Bake Off, adding fresh and witty humour. Constantly high on Rainbow List since 2008. Credible television host with comedy partner Mel, including own daytime chat show. Capable of conversation and fair debate on widespread LGBT issues. Doesn’t overdo herself, to own advantage.

26. Conchita Wurst

2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner became international Role Model and Icon for gay rights. Campaigns for equality and peace. Developing funky dance tunes with latest album release. Flawless pristine facial hair.

27. Andy Woodfield

Created LGBT Network in workplace, for community inclusion at Price Water Coopers. Supports LGBT communities and Human Rights often tampered with or forgotten.

28. Claudia Brind-Woody

Senior Executive and co-chair of Global Executive of growing firms of LGBT notice-ability.

29. Broken Rainbow

Charity raising awareness on combating same-sex domestic violence and abuse.

30. Kathyrn Nawrickyi

Ambassador of Albert Kennedy Trust and Diversity Role Models continuing diverse work for good in LGBT communities.

31. Alison Berryman

Created Barclay’s first LGBT network, Spectrum. Continues to move forward with open and diverse workplace initiatives.

32. Wes Streeting

Elected MP in 2015 General Election. Deputy Leader of Redbridge Council. Campaigns for gay rights in parliament. Precious work with Stonewall charity who often missed ball on certain gay issues, lately. Streeting plans to rectify those wrongs into fairer ways forward as sitting MP.

33. Diversity Role Models

Focuses on preventing homophobic and transphobic bullying in Schools.

34. Dean Ashton

Editor of FalseFabs, reporting and exploring on issues affecting LGBT communities with links issuing concerns. Campaigns for fairness and equality for all fragmented communities and poor societies abused by law and politicians illicitly, not just concerning LGBT. Community work and moral perspectives added to factual truth than fabricated stories in media.

35. Alison McFayden

Created in-house company LGBT network. Also regular speaker at events on growing issues of concern.

36. Marc Jacobs

Respected designer looked up to for creative designs and role model in succeeding fashion industry. Said to take Men’s fashion into account than focus on female cheapness to sell goods.

37. Kaleidoscope Trust

Works to uphold the Human Rights of LGBT people as well as its communities.

38. Kellie Bright

Soap actress playing tender scenes with on-screen son both coming to terms with sexuality. Received excellent praise for initial upset to loving mother-son relationship overcoming the barrier of sexual orientation still relevant today.

39. Ian Thorpe

Australian Olympic Swimmer came out recently in rare and smooth interview not playing up to any media farce. Expressed attitude of simple man who happens to be gay. Questions why people should have to “come out” for having sexual attractions as any other man or woman.

40. Jack Monroe

Achieved level of fame blogging on issue highlighting inability to feed her child on low income after evil UK government benefit restrictions, deemed ‘picking on the poor’ as no other sectors or people where penalised. Struggled to feed child as single-parent on £10 per week.

41. Dean Atta

Viral 2012 poem regarding Stephen Lawrence lead to tackling issue of homophobia in Hip Hop to thie very day. Focuses on the issue further through artwork.

42. Lord Browne

CEO calls for responsibility to set right levels of inclusion and setting the right tone for LGBT preferences in the workplace.

43. Stella Duffy

Stonewall’s writer of the year in 2010, continues to focus on work, publishing over 13 novels, ongoing.

44. Vinay Kapoor

BNP Paritas diversity week and inclusion as part of Bank’s work is main asset to Kapoor.

45. Russell Tovey

Humble actor most known for roles in Him and Her, Being Human, The Job Lot and Banished. Adds smooth and graceful way of living, without any overdoing of issues. Respected for style and attitude.

46. Ivan Massow

Campaigner and gay rights activist. Placed bid as runner of 2015 London Mayoral Election bid.

47. Heather Pearce

Former decade actor as leading female fire-fighter now turned singer/songwriter adds strong presence to LGBT achieveability. Strong role model. Patron to Manchester Pride. Continued charity work includes DRM and AKT.

48. Lord Cashman of Limehouse

Labour Peer and former EastEnders actor works within LGBT sectors. Co-founder of Stonewall charity.

49. Paul Burston

Acclaimed and respected writer, previously leading editor of Time Out Magazine’s LGBT section. Now opens new and exciting literary salon with Polari events to encourage skilled writers and community inclusion. Knowledgeable and skilled veteran with sheer grace.

50. Cyril Nri

Most recent acting in riveting new TV series Cucumber gained respect from all audiences as warm, gentle, oppressed middle aged black man struggling with gay relationships.

51. RuPaul Charles

Leading star of America’s drag scene with TV exposure on ‘Drag Race’ contest. Stylish gent with humble wit and cool grace guides hopefuls in how to be drag-tabulous. You can have that one. And don’t, f**k it up!

52. Chris Bryant

Focused MP in first ever Civil Partnership as member of Houses of Parliament. Continues to stay strong on surrounding issues despite media attention in then grubby, now highly attractive Y-Fronts.

53. Robert Keese

One of most inspired LGBT business leaders in Financial Times. Continues to encourage other business executives to lead from the front in modern age.

54. Huma Qazi

Raising awareness on LGBT issues and sociability in work and in schools.

55. Daniel Winterfeldt

Co-Chair and founder of Interlaw Diversity Forum helping LGBT communications further with law and society. Part of Purple Rain Campaign.

56. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

In charge of and originated UK Black Pride and instrumental in LGBT Black communities.

57. Stephen Whittle OBE

Professor of Equalities Law in school of Law in Manchester, helping inclusion on LGBT Law.

58. Jane Fae

Writer of political issues and sexual liberty.

59. Antonio Simoes

Increased visibility of LGBT issues at HSBC bank. Also a Pride Networker.

60. Stephanie Hirst

Openly trans-gender radio host. Titles include Hit40UK and Capital FM Yorkshire.

61. The Gender Trust

Helping affected people by gender identification issues.

62. Leng Montgomery

Volunteers with Diversity Role Models. Regularly speaks on growing trans-gender issues.

63. Mark Mackenzie MBE

Develops strategy on diversity for Barclays. One of Stonewall’s top 10 employers.

64. Nicky Moffat

Most Senior female in British army including leadership and consultancy.

65. GALOP

Helps victims of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Also deals with sexual violence or domestic abuse.

66. Toby Whitehouse

Director of UK’s first and continuous radio station Gaydio, as co-founder.

67. Paris Lees

First transgender woman to be called up by media and appear on TV shows as trans commentator. Has receive some neglect as over-exposure as only trans voice as demographics booster. Has extensive knowledge of trans issues.

68. Michelle Visage

Confessed lover of LGBT communities and personalities. Seeks to influence and connect on wider scale with affecting problems of gay communities for greater good. Respected female campaigner also helps as number 2 to RuPaul Charles on ‘Drag Race’ constest, on U.S TV.

69. Fisayo Akinade

Newest face on television playing over-typical interpretation of gay man perceived to be myth. Comfortable nudity and presentation of young gay black men’s troubles smoothly enacted. Talented skill on offer with tender, non-overexposed dramatic gay character in modern gay life drama Cucumber and Banana series.

70. Bisi Alimi

HIV consultant and global LGBT advocate working for wider cures and prevention.

71. Jane Czyzselska

Editor of Diva Magazine is also political commentator and columnist making mark on affective issues requiring attention.

72. Juno Roche

Former teacher, now working to support other transgender and teachers’ visibility and rights among society and educational areas.

73. Stonewall

Big dip for LGBT charity which is now seen as helping only those ‘in the know’ or pre-selected in bigotry standards by the charity, undermining its outreach in initial intentions. Claims to work for equality and justice for al LGBT affected communities. Needs work on outreach programs and care for all not receiving support or inclusion. Elitist club for gay rights compromises foundation on ‘come see us if you can find us’ attitude.

74. Alya Holdom

Openly trans-gender military pilot in Royal Air Force.

75. Glenn Greenwald

Criticised for revelation of Edward Snowden files on NSA’s illegal and immoral snooping on World Nation’s and publics. Boyfriend publicly harassed by authorities, which was eventually dropped. Oscar award winning Citizenfour journalist prepares to stand up for moral rights of LGBT and equal communities, worldwide.

76. Andrew Hayden-Smith

Years old Byker Grove badboy returned to screens by popular demand as mature hunk in Cucumber and Banana series. Still looked at as non-traditional overhype of gay assumption in media and television.

77.  Opening Doors

Charity focusing on needs of older LGBT communities including elderly.

78. Tris Reid-Smith

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, covering Worldwide and international gay issues.

79. Scott Nunn

Co-founder of online outlet Gay Star News, with partner Tris Reid-Smith (above) covering global gay news.

80. Amy Stanning

Co-chair of Barclay’s in-house LGBT employee network Spectrum.

81. Mermaids

Transgender charity helping children and teenagers with support on gender and identity issues.

82. Dr Christian Jessen

TV doctor specialising in sexual health. Travels abroad to help with other body issues, including weight problems. Participated in immoral and painful gay-conversion therapies, which failed to work. Is an occasional columnist and gives Twitter advice to would be patients needing quicker, informal attention.

83. Edwin Sesange

African LGBT Out and Proud Diamond Group President. Focuses on gay rights as well as Gay Rights Act issues.

84. Craig Revel-Horwood

Pantomime villain and TV nasty on-screen, with kind heart off-screen entertains most vividly on Strictly Come Dancing with low or non-farcically scores. Works in West-End productions and quietly campaigns as role model for gay issues, where appropriate.

85. Suran Dickson

Hopes to prevent homophobic and gender based bullying.

86. Barack Obama

Slow on the uptake and an odd choice, initially, though still attempts to highlight gay issues as priority in moving lacking equality issues forward in America. Slow, but still effective in supporting LGBT advancement for recognising people and love, rather than sexuality incrimination.

87. Jane Hill

Newscaster at BBC and prominent on TV broadcasts. Married partner in 2013. At top of BBC coverage, reporting on many high-profile stories.

88. Tom Ford

Fashion designer holds strong position as one of LGBT’s leading forces in community and global issues affecting men of all ages in modern gay times.

89. Gok Wan

Chinese British TV stylist and presenter leads with fashion make-overs, mainly for women, and helps work with body presentation issues. Has briefly investigated LGBT issues in a documentary.

90. Lance Pride

Former advisor to Tony Blair government and ex-BBC journalist. Founder of Kaleidoscope Trust.

91. Ruth Hunt

CEO of Stonewall, and supporter of Same-Sex Couples Act. May have work to do in re-branding Stonewall’s outreach to wider gay people than brand of so-called ‘Community’ it places itself in. Intentions are fair.

92. Ditch the Label

Support for online and offline bullying charity, covering levels of low-self esteem, mainly in teens.

93. Amy Lame

Bubbly, big and beautiful comedienne unafraid to speak on harder issues to mature audiences. Has strong links in LGBT regions and campaigns occasionally.

94. Benedict Cumberbatch

Intervened after playing Alan Turing, in biopic, to call of decriminalisation of other people at time of Turing, labelled as criminals, for being homosexual. Noble attitude, but went about it in secret with LGBT people calling them ‘community’ who were trying to get noticed for self bragging rights. Went about it in secret with evil homo-hater David Cameron, hiding full details from the public, to this very day. Used LGBT to get it.

95. Anthony Watson

First British, non-American, representative making the Board of Directors at GLAAD.

96. Omar Sharif Jr.

Egyptian son of screen legend Shariff migrated to America for better lifestyle. Made big statement in coming our for Arab men in time of uncertainty. Role model hopes to raise awareness for struggling modern gay issues.

97. Adam Lambert

New age Queen frontman on occasion and singer in own right has interested and kept LGBT issues a hot topic. Contributes calm and effectively with level of thought. Talented rockstar filled with style and grace.

98. Will Young

West End star and singer/songwriter still has place in LGBT world commenting, debating and keeps keen interesting on contributing to positive change.

99. Sarah Brown

Former Liberal Democrat MP, who became first transgender politician to be elected, continues to strive for further equality on recent and developing issues.

100. Arnold Schwartzenegger

Odd initial choice, yet Arnie shocked the world with his endorsement of gay rights and necessary attitudes to homophobia be lifted. In a shock challenge to governmental powers in America, Arnold recognised the love for people, not sexuality, which highlights slow moves forward in America’s political challenge to moving forward, in doing the right by people, not emotion.

Any queries or choices for inclusion on next years list can be emailed using the mail provided on the contact page above.

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Top 5 tunes (10) (Xmas Special)

Top 5 tunes (10) (Xmas Special)

Need 5 top jingles for a last minute Crimbo playlist? We’ve got you covered.

Elton John – Step into Christmas

A bouncy bauble jingle sure to please.

The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl

Classed as the best Christmas song, one listen explains it all.

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Dance Remix)

This classic has undergone a makeover with a twist, a dance version!

Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Remade lots of times, here’s the original in all its beauty.

Celine Dion – Oh Holy Night

A smooth and classic song, made current by this beautiful rendition by Celine Dion.

World Aids Day

World Aids Day

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World Aids Day begins on 1st December 2012

With a rapid increase in the contraction of the disease, it has never been more crucial to get yourself checked.

Getting checked is easy. Why don’t they get checked?

Some assume many are lazy and this may be true to an extent but not fully as numbers are high in those undiagnosed, meaning those who haven’t gotten checked are carriers and unaware they may be spreading to others.

Some who won’t get tested out of pride or think to themselves they wont have caught it, you may not have, but if you have had unprotected sex a number of times, and in a short space of time, go and get checked, it shan’t take long and will help you in the long run and support society and the world.

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Show your support by wearing a red ribbon.

If you have unprotected sex, you could be at higher risk along with numerous unknowing they may have it, should seek help or advice. Go to your local GUM clinic or even a GP (Doctor) and talk with them on your concerns. As anyone knows, the quicker something is diagnosed (or ruled out) the quicker its dealt with, the faster help and support will be available to you to make life easier. You can still live a full and healthy life.

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Myths that “all gay men” are the “scourge” that host this STI is exactly that, a myth.

Health authorities, governments and nurses express that men sleeping with men and African American/Black ethnic groups are most at risk and need to get tested if having a fuller sex life.

These are not the only groups who are assumed to be dirty and bad for having sex, but do have it responsibly. Those who assume this are the one’s (as I have been informed by sources from gay communities as well as Black communities) who blindly donate the aids epidemic and blame the obvious two groups because aids began in the media with black men from Africa and homosexual men as the first few publicly announced to bear the bug.

Many forget that in Africa, young children are born with it after sexual abuse, manly rape, to their mothers by callous men who know they are infected and couldn’t care less of spreading such infection.

If you are pregnant and have unprotected sex with one or numbers of men you don’t know off, or have before falling pregnant, get checked as you or your child could be at risk.

Some partners also cheat on their spouses/significant others so those who cheat could contract and then bring it back home to you by sleeping with you to cover their tracks from affairs and “make up” with a seemingly loving romantic liaison.

If the world works together, and the public complies with screenings and testing, then eventually, the world may be able to lower the numbers and risk of spreading the epidemic with co-operation.

Over 100,000 people in the UK are living with HIV, but a quarter do not know they have it – that is 25,000 people who are not benefiting from treatment and are increasing the risk of passing the virus on.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) state one in 20 men who have sex with men in the UK now have HIV, and the figure soars to nearly one in 12 in London.

This of course, is just one statistic of an increasing rise of all groups.

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The key note to understand, first and foremost is that anyone from any group can contract, even Women. There is no shame in getting checked, and with the rates of “it only takes one” to pass it on, testing is crucial.

We live in a world where most of us are uneducated about the infection and its solution which is why it is important to take an interest and think rather than assume and blame as there is no judgment on lack of education on such subject. You can easily say it doesn’t affect you, but anyone could transfer it without you knowing, as well as loved ones you care for.

The most important to take from this is to use a condom. This increases safety and you can have sex responsibly.

Remember, having a sex life is all well and good but do so responsibly.

If you liked it, then you should’ve put a bag on it…

Cheyenne Jackson 11th Annual Elton John AIDS

Cheyenne Jackson. Just one of numerous supporters of the charity by Elton John.

As is Judith Light from Ugly Betty.

As is Judith Light from Ugly Betty.

The Elton John Aids Foundation is just one of many charities and organisations you can donate to (http://ejaf.com/)  if you wish to help deal with the issues surrounding, where thousands of musicians  actors, comediennes and showbiz personalities have participated with support and sharing the message. Others include Chevron, GiveWell and others found on their websites.

Have sex, stay safe and keep regular testing. 🙂

X Factor UK 2012 Week 6: Best of British

X Factor UK 2012

Week 6: Best of British

Madonn-icole. Very British…

X Factor UK’s sixth week of live turbulent waters ran live on the Saturday November 10th broadcast with national TV station ITV1. How would the show, plunged into crisis dredge itself out of the sinking pool of pitiful plight and maintain audience still with it while attempting to re-engage those that switched off or joined rival shows with interest instead?

This week’s theme was the “Best of British” recognising British artists and ground-breaking music from such phenomenal artists before the reality show hopefuls.

Beginning the show first was “people’s choice” Christopher Maloney.

Christopher Maloney

I’m still standing – Elton John

Liver pud Maloney proved to remain standing as the Over 28 category’s last hope for a talented performer suffering judge’s personal agenda of abuse and de-humanisation on the highest scale with negative press and executive meandering behind the scenes to hinder the 32 year olds progress.

Maloney performed the 80s classic with grace, confidence and charm. Maloney, who has an enriched voice and is improving every week as a potential winner of the show took opportunity to belt out a competent rendition with mood of song, tone and presence.

Reports alleged show henchman Simon Cowell had ordered all judges two weeks ago to personally berate Maloney despite whether he put on a good show or not. Judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh instantly abided, seemingly, and launched attacks, with Walsh claiming Maloney was “Tony Christie” at best whilst smiling with bitter intent. Tulisa chose to attack indirectly by aiming to chose mentor Gary Barlow which was about Maloney, as an intermedium. Nicole Scherzinger, on the end of the table, didn’t fully comply with onslaught but cheekily slipped in defamatories with “cheese” performances to Christopher’s musical renditions. Scherzinger repeatedly mentions this comment every week.

This week Walsh’s sheepish grin mid performance was ready to deliver from puppet master Cowell once again. He agreed on a “good song choice” though added “Like Nicole said, you’re the Karaoke King.”

Tulisa chimed in on relevance. A double standard many agree, though Contostavlos mouthed her concerns, claiming his songs were “old” as Maloney responded the Elton John era of the eighties was one that put British music into a competitive edge in the market as we know it today which in hindsight, has paved the way for the future of the music industry today. Even juvenile Tulisa wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for this “genre.” She added she was “getting bored” of saying the same thing every week. Spare a thought for the audience who have stated they “cannot bear Tulisa’s childish comments” nor “childish political play” as well as “he inability to judge” resulting in 4+ million switching off TV screens. Many initially assumed rival show Strictly Come Dancing was to blame for the dip in ratings, yet proven not to be the case after X Factor, which airs directly after Strictly to avoid timing clashes had viewers actually choose to steer away from the X ship.

Mentor Gary Barlow added his act gave a “Percussive Elton John sound” mentioning Maloney’s progression, extensive range of glorious coats and congratulated for a pleasing performance.

Coats Amaze. Sign him up there at least.

Jahmene Douglas

Angels – Robbie Williams

 

Giggly Jahmene was the next contestant released into the arena. Beginning an acapella introduction to the lyrics whilst backed up using a gospel choir, felt rather cheap. Jahmene, who still hasn’t sang a full song through and only playing safe to carry to the final with poor levels of attention, cheapened the act and its song. Songs used to be about how amazing the music was and then how the singer made that talent shine through. Now, the songs take a back seat and witness Jahmene attempt to mildly dumb down a song to come across to audience as cute, timid and nervous. Usually many say these qualities don’t make stars from this show. Everyone seems to have forgotten this.

Repetitive Louis Walsh said “star in the making” yet again.

Contradictive Tulisa added “took an old school classic and do it in this day and age. This is how you do it” after panning Maloney’s “old” song earlier.

Gary added “heard the song hundreds of times, never heard it sung like that before. Key to your success is simplicity. It’s what you leave out, not what you put in.” We cannot agree with this entirely. Douglas, performed this song we have all heard numerous times, granted, though it wasn’t in the slightest part monumental.

Over – sexual Scherzinger after her flustered turns claimed Jahmene was “unstoppable.” So was Steve Brookstein, the first male X Factor winner, under Simon Cowell’s mentorship.

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If I saw you in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Three random boys lacking direction. Admitting they felt “lost” in competition with favourable rival group Union J and short of mentor Louis attention as a result, proved Walsh’s out of touch communication, as Walsh considering epic songs like The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Coldplay, all outstanding groups that could not be carried and shouldn’t be attempted yet, if at all, saw District3 add their own options relevant to them. Walsh didn’t understand any song choices they gave in today’s market, also asking “how does that go?”

The performance of the trio began with a piano tinkering. With a pitiful sound and tacky way to achieve votes by sitting there and remaining to do virtually nothing with a couple of notes. This group doesn’t transcend any star qualities of being a star. Ruined the high rise note. Was a carry me song. Nicole started crying, later revealing it had a personal meaning. Should a judge be personal and weak? Theatrics are one notion of running the show, viewers express.

X Factor cheering one direction with adverts and trying to encourage audience back with them on programming billed around them. The One Direction audience are not the ones who left, it was those against who you neglected and should be winning back. How redundant.

Very Boring, no sound of singing from them, just humming along…

Youthful Tulisa said they were “three lovely, good looking lads. Beautiful harmonies.”

Barlow however, assessed their market after the show, questioning whether a record producer would consider this to be a breakout future group. Barlow respond – “is it you? Something has not got the edge.”

Ella Henderson

Written in the Stars – Tinie Tempah feat.

Good sound. Safe. Timid. Boring. No personality has ever been shown of Ella. Six weeks in and she still has none.

Louis Walsh wittered with his constant killer line stating Ella was “the best female singer we’ve had since Leona Lewis” Alexandra Burke must be fuming…

Rylan Clark

Say You’ll Be There/ Who do you think you are?/ Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life – The Spice Girls

Indecisive Rylan, with yet another fusion of hits in one sitting, chose to dive out of aeroplane akin to James Bond and the Queen’s 2012 London Olympic entrance. It was the most dismal disaster to ever grace an X Factor screen. Pathetic. It was cloudy in the morning with bright blue skies. Clark was then wired down into the nightly studio. Taking on Spice Girls and a medley, public met with “how dare you ruin classics like that?” You will NEVER come back from that. Lost all respect from audience.

TC – everyone loved it except for grumpy spice. Then not everyone enjoyed it…

GB – Fun factor? – fantastic. Vocals diabolical.

NS – (climbing up the table)

Some members of the LGBT community have raised concerns and want it mentioned. Having connections with various groupings, they asked for yours truly to explain the over extensive charade on show.

Don’t h8 on Rylan, yet Rylan is causing every gay man to become stereotyped and suffer future and further abuse now as a result of his over flamboyance. The LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi and Transgender) community are NOT a reflection of a Rylan as every gay man, nor woman in this over expressive nature and is not causing general everyday abuse to those who are not Rylan, whose idol happens to be glamour model and serial datist for media exposure Katie Price.

Union J

Coldplay – Fix You

Tough note to start. Way off. ‘Harmonies’ shaky. Judges know.

Barely singing. Safe, cheap, cheesy, boring, numb and no sound of vocal talent. Look highly disconnected as a group. Four random singers. Gospel choir out again to help guide them to a sound. All over the place and can’t be taught. End is nigh. On borrowed time. Taking on another classic artist shows complete disregard and miseducation from the boys. You don’t start by singing huge songs you can’t handle just because you ‘like’ these groups. Falling flat on your face is your result. It’s also an insult to the performers before you.

TC- on a role nailed it again. Tulisa has one girl “only need one” only worry battle of boybands. Literally on fire with another, will it spilt votes? Good job.

GB – sang really well , pithing problems in blending. Needs rehearsal. NS – recognising men and heroes of US?????? Jaime so much soul, there was NO soul in that. Sympathy votes.

James Arthur

Hometown Glory – Adele

Best of British yet Nicole has one everything with America all evening and yellow taxis on screen. Guitar and dubstep.

“Love a bit of dubstep” Tulisa responded, adding, “embrace an act like yet, talented credible” not before mentioning she was “just happy to be on panel.” If I say I’d be happy on the panel, will Mr.Cowell hire me in excess of hundreds of thousands of pounds?

GB – no one cover songs except for you. Work in progress, you’re ready now.

NS – Nicole leaned forward with a breast shake.

One Direction

 Some Pre-recorded song

One Direction’s pre-recorded performance, filmed a month ago when they were last on the X Factor was screened. It was a terrible choice to conduct for the show.

This weekend, the show spent money to advertise the week show because of One Direction being on it. Firstly they weren’t on it, and second, they were not the audience X Factor needed to regain as the One Direction fanbase, which the show is geared towards and cost ratings, have already been with the show. It is those they neglected to re-capture who have left, meaning X Factor completely embarrassed themselves with amounts of advertising on an audience already tuning in and not the one that left. What a mess.

Plus having the band shown on Saturday’s show ruined all the others on it. Talk about lost the plot. Seriously in crisis…

With Scherzinger an oversexual disgrace mounting tables turning fans literally off, and Tulisa’s childish behaviour mixed with Louis Walsh over stench of mediocrity and hypocritical abusive put downs to stars on stage and Barlow, the only truthful saving grace potentially leaving while he has dignity in tact has failed the audience once again from the top. They have no clue how to change for the better and re-encourage audience back. Everyone can be won back if you bother and use the correct strategy, which all involved have missed enforcing.

Last week we had intended to write a show review, though was busy. In the time after, Strictly Come Dancing was on BBC iPlayer, a catch up online TV service instantly. On the following Sunday, ITV had still failed to upload X Factor on its mirrored service ITV Player. It did not upload the show for the whole week. Absoluteness disgraceful. Worse, the X Factor USA show, shown AFTER the UK version was indeed available on Sunday.

If X Factor/ITV cannot be bothered than why should we stress ourselves for their blatant laziness whilst being paid bucket loads to provide a service? Utter Shambles. There is no excuse.

London 2012, Closing Ceremony

London 2012 began its handover of the closing ceremony with a jam packed concert flowing from decades to showcase Great Britain’s best in the musical spectrum.

Leading us into the show was the gorgeous Emilie Sande a fresh new name who had made her own over the last year or so in today’s current era. After belting out read all about it atop a newspaper wrapped stage, refined actor Timothy Spall appeared out of the roof of Big Ben as politican Sir Winston Churchill.
Quoting superb lines from playwrite William Shakespeare, whom everyone can learn from, reading from the play, The Tempest, Spall did a pleasing job to star the ceremony, while most probably missed the Celloist Julian Llyod Webber below due to dodgy camera angles. Shakespeare, of course, was born in Straford upon Avon should any of you been unaware. The stadium was in Stratford, East London.
Jacques Rogge and Prince Henry of Wales were introduced as they took their seats. Many did not know the name of he prince and many viewers assume his was a mistake by broadcasters. Someone may wish to explain his name to others. He took his seat next to the Duchess of Cambridge, who married his brother and fututre King of England, Prince William, earlier this year, who was absent due to a prior engagement.
Being told to stand for the national anthem, neumatic drills set off. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was seated directly behind Prince Harry. Unbelievable. Anything to get himself noticed. Do yourself a favour princes, make sure you distance yourself as far as possible from Hunt. Damage limitation.
Michael Caine appeared on the screens in his trademark vocals from his films before Batman and Robin were launched from a three wheel yellow car with TIT on the side of it. TIT, which stands for Trotter’s Independant Traders is a cultural reference to a popular TV series called Only Fools and Horses, featuring two brothers in a council house aiming to hit the big time with business in the east end. Their classic fancy dress episode where  they saved a councillor from a group of muggers dressed at the caped crusader and his sidekick was the reenactment on stage. The councillor had refuse a plan made by the brothers, who then had her revoke as DelBoy Derek Trotter, dressed as Batman, told her to grant them a chance.
Music group Madness came along in an act of a street party, a British tradition, celebrated by some over the Queen’s diamond mjubilee earlier this April, followed by Blur on soundtrack with trumpets playing their hit, Parklife.
Tempo soon changed with West End Girls as the Pet Shop Boys were wheeled on in cone head getup to pleasing results.
Next up were teeny boppers, One Direction, signing what makes you beautiful. The acts mimng were met with scrutiny to all those watching and asked why they were placed on the show. OneD were formed two years ago, on TV reality singing show, The X Factor.
The bin men came next as Stomp smashed their clutter instruments leading onto Spelbound performing some bouncy routines.
Ray Davies from the Kinks then arrived in a black cab, to sing Waterloo Sunset. Fans were slightly bored and unenthused of the beginning of the show to this point, so perhaps placement should have been rearranged instead.
After showing a mock up of the Gherkin building, Emelie Sande returned to sing a full on hit. Some debated why she returned while others let it pass as she was now signing a ‘proper’ lengthy song.
Indie rock band Elbow held the stage next with some good work though most had never heard of them, as flag bearers entered the stadium. Gold sailing medallist Ben Ainslie carried the flag for Team GB.
While Elbow belted out open arms, the formation was devised as all the Olympiams formed the flag into sections around the stage to watch the concert at he front of the show. This was a valid choice, though took a while as home viewers joked about hurdling sheep.
As they were ushered into cordoned off sections by joined hands of people dressed in blue suits with a lit bulb atop their head, further adding humour to the brainwaves or not of the show in parts, had the song playlist we had all just heard of acts mentioned above replay as it did on the sound system once again. Viewers and on goers we’re highly upset with this, wondering why more acts could not have sang instead. There was no need to replay the song list hey had just heard, in their view.
White boxes reminiscent of Rubix cubes were constructed to build a platform as Kate Bush ‘s running up that hill blared on soundtrack. She was not here, sparking further fury. Should’ve booked her to sing Baboushka with Eurovision’s Russian grannies. That would have entertained.
After medals were presented for the last time to the Men’s Marathon winners,  volunteers were thanked and appreciated.
Then the party started picking up its pace. Rock band Queen’s opening lens of Bohemian Rhapsody began to ring out. Fans went wild. Then John Lennons imagine started to play. Fans respected Lennon but were baffled as to why Queen started playing only to be cut off.
Children began singing imagine as crowds began to be annoyed with the hypocrisy of sterotypical children signing when placed on the stage as a political agenda to the conservative party government. The kids outdid themselves and proudly sang and sign languaged the words for those watching in a caring manner.
Lennon’s imagie made people respond “Proud to be British” which they are, but just not too proud of the way some of it has been handled by the government in the country.
It ended with a fantastic dome jigsaw as kids crammed to gather on the stage to bury the,selves under an igloo rock that bearded the very face of John Lennon as a mark of respect, with Yoko Ono’s blessing. It was an excellent display.
Pace gathered as “Freedom” began and George Michael beated onto the stage with some funky dance moves, as well as belting out his new coming single, I’m Alive. He was happy to be there.
Kaiser Chiefs raced to the scene on backs of bikes, singing just can’t get enough in a short span before leaving quickly as pop supremo David Bowie’s Let’s Dance rang out. Advertisers and sponsors who marred the games with empty seats finally got their attendance they wanted with a mass pay off as billboards were driven into the stadium. Featuring poosters of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, were driven to the stage as Fashion, Another of Bowie’s excellent hits played. Bowie, was not there.
The boards broke down as crowd roared to see the very supermodels behind their posters, clad in gold cajoled dresses. They then proceed down a catwalk of the stage to meet in the middle with a couple of guys including model David Gandy and a few other females.
The tone quickly changed as Annie Lennox steered out on a ship at its trainload front look hellish. She wasn’t performing Wild Boys by Duran Duran with a modern twist, instead she performed Bram Stoker’s Dracula Portugal to the theme of Little Bird. Some instantly gave the Titanic comparison.
Ed Sheeren, a good guy, was on next as most were uninterested, even if understanding he is talented to some level. It didn’t fit the tone after Lennox or the brief of the show , most felt. Perhaps placement could have been better arranged.
Russell Brand, ex hubby of Katy Perry and comedian and slight actor sparked more interested dressed like Willy Wonka, you can guess what alliteration came from some viewers, as he came out in some flower power bus. Where was Scooby Doo to save us? The mystery machine would have been better.
He handed over to DJ Fat Boy Slim who was inside a massive octopus. Did it all hit the squids? 🙂
Jessie J then brought the show back. Signing Price Tag fans erupted with a singalong they enjoyed. She flew past on the back of a sporty vehicle windswept in pure class. Then we saw Tinie Tempah in the back of a car take to the stage with Written In The Stars. JJ whizzed around the stadium as Taio Cruz Dynamite proved a massive reaction to get the spirit partying.
All three stars met up in the centre of the stage to sing a fantastic Bee Gees track, You Should Be Dancing. The trio did a great job here, though some felt was a bit too long winded and lost some momentum.
The show was about to change for the best part of the evening. Turning dark, five black cabs pulled up, as a thunderous tune boomed over the sound system. This was it. Fans went wild. Ahhhhhh….

Spicey Cabs

“So tell me what you want….” The Spice Girls burst onto the scene, all five of them to electrify the spectators all over the world. The spices cans continued as the girls climbed atop their taxi’s holding guard rails as they set off to whizz around the stadium and “Spice up your life!” “Arrrribbbaaaaa!”
The crowd was filled with madness and enthusiasm galore, prompting many to seek the revival of the five piece band to make their long awaited comeback as felt they were needed in the world one again. The Spice’s stole the night, as some dodgy dancing from London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron was witnessed. The dad and uncle dancing moves made the whole of Britain cringe with laughter for their put of touch swaying and hand clapping.
Transition from lively spice to mundane spice, one Gallagher brother then took per the procession to sing an Oasis hit, which cold not follow his predecessors as well as many wishing both bro’s could have been on stage together.
With a weather forecast looming and “Blue Sky” most were unaware of what was going on as a cannon was launched and a figure fell into the stage breaking it. Emerging from beneath the crowd changed its mood slightly as they saw Eric Idle full on to sing Always look on the bright side of life from the classic Monty Phython series. For those that didn’t know this was the presenters jobs to fill in the blanks all over the world.
Gladiators arrived on stage, as then did a Bollywood take over to express the cultural changes over time. We wonder what the silent MP Aiden Burnley had to as about this one.
Business picked up in an unexpected and excellent act took to the stage. Rock group Muse, winners of numerous best live act gongs with NME and other music industries proved their place on the line up with great live music once more. Shocking more than anything was that someone thought to book them when most assumed they wouldn’t be selected. We were glad they got recognition. They did it in glitter blazer sequins. Dazzling.
Freddie Mercury was then portrayed on a large screen. Uttering every word perfectly from his live tours, the audience were eating out of his every word in unison. It was an amazing collaboration.
Guitarist rock god Brian May dominated the stage with a powerful strumming sensation ripping the arena with sound as Roger Taylor on drums supported him. Both Queen rockers met with the returning Jessie J to perform We Will Rock You in amazing scenes which Freddie Mercury would have applauded.

In an unexplained move we were told the Greek national anthem would be up next. No one understood why. No one explained why.
A welsh choir began signing the Olympic anthem. The flags started to come down. London 2012 was beginning its departure.
Boris Johnson waved the flag, as he passed it to Jacques Rogge, who then waved and transferred it to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes as the Brazilian anthem played. Memorise it, you’ll soon here it a lot more.
We then saw a random sweeper with a broom on the stage. Scared that another security blunder occurred from letdown company G4S, one security guard charged onto the stage to have a word with him. Telling him off, the cleaner, equipped with broom, broke into a dance. The security guard soon blame overcome with the beat and showed him how it was to be done. An umbrella lady and a vibrant samba crew joined the party with some green headed clones, stealing the headdresses of Queen Nefertiti it would seem, to partake in some Pharoa frolics and dance us into 2016, as the man from del monte came on also. It was a mass celebration to raise the part spirit as London handed over to Rio.
Chairman of seven years for the games Sebastian Coe took to a never ending speech of self portrayal to enhance his own reputation on the guise of attempting to coverup with a stance on it being for London. Coe had been the focus of many empty seats, where overpriced tickets, and sponsors who didn’t turn up to sit in those seats marred the games seven years in the making. Blamed for the reason, sponsors only received 8% of tickets. Thousands of seats were empty almost every day.
To save face Coe ended stating “Britain did it right.” In order to prove to the world who constantly knock Great Brtain, GB proved it was more than capable and able to do so. GB acknowledges that. The only problem GB has is the put of touch issues with the government towards its people. Apart from that Great Britain DID do it right.
Jacque Rogge told us to “never forget” and “we all deserved the rot to be called Olympians” for those who excelled to make it a “happy and glorious games” before saying “thank you London” for the hospitality to the games and all the nations and Olympians competing. The crowds were riveting to all in a mass union of respect and heartfelt passion for what they do as well as being a part of sporting greatness welcoming them to the capital.
Pop group Take That, minus Robbie Williams, were about to finish the show. Singing Rule the World the quartet supported the country and one another, as lead singer Gary Barlow had suffered heartache with the loss of his baby, Poppy, just days before. Tremendous respect came from the country as a nation stood with him as he did his duty for Queen and country.
Dancing extrodaniare Darcy Bussel flitted around the stage as a lit Phoenix burning behind jetted her in to the sound of church, occult, gothic chorus themes. Bussel joins TV dancing reality show, Strictly Come Dancing, most know in country’s by it’s spin off sister series Dancing with the stars, from which it DWTS originated.
 
Busting her moves, Bussel left, though seemingly over fans started to leave. Others wondered at what point it would end. The Wo were the final act of the evening to close the ceremony completely. Most did not know Who they were. The reason they played last was because it featured one word only, which had been the strapline for London 2012’s games. The one was talkin’ bout my “generation” as the strap line for the games was “Inspire a generation.”
Apart from placement of some acts and others omitted, with the absence of Sir Elton John, whom many thought and stated should have closed the show on a jivey end, and Bowie, Boyle and Bush uninvolved fully questioned some of the proceedings of those there.
The Spice Girls clearly dominated the event and with such short space and a track list replaying, could have allowed more time to them and add in a few extra acts. These mismanagement question how out of touch a government and organisers may fully be with a younger and wider audience which Danny Boyle managed to connect fully with on the opening ceremony.
To flaunt London, as great as it truly is, to the world, by being backward with portrayal in certain areas made a slight knock on the show which need to re-encapture the youth of today’s Britain positively, rather than focusing on families with babies and political values in order to “inspire” this generation to get up off their backsides, which they spend mos of their time doing, to encourage seeking work rather than forcing them with ransoms to their benefits and proving experience and attendance which the government snubbed due to their own snobbery for special guest and Rupert Murdoch to gain political exposure favourably. Tell me, did any of them pay for their extortionate tickets the multiple events they attended? Hmmm… Moaning that the country does not put into the pot is a double standard when politicians and special guests paid nothing to sit at the events first class to take liberties, perhaps? Oh, the irony…
The nation may be inspire for a week, but the after effects, with the Prime Minister and his deputy taking a two week holiday, returning in time for the Paralympic Games, leaving the country without anyone to run it in charge, hasn’t thought how to inspire when cutting sports and availability in the country as well as forgetting about how to support the over 25-30 category of the countries residents. They are the one’s you need to focus on giving opportunities to in order to make the country and its economy grow. Then the kids will survive when people can support the prize pot to open funds for sport. Any company needing a PR/strategist/writer can contact me on Twitter for email. 🙂 Only serious offers apply please, i dont need an inbox full of spam, Cheers!