1°) Maman Dion
2°) The most brilliant voice
of today's popular music
, singing some of popular music's crappiest songs ever
. Could have been a modern Edith Piaf
. Decided to become just another Barbra Streisand
clone - except that Barbra actually sang nice songs sometimes. Utterly manipulated by her husband Rene (think something between Marlon Brando
in The Godfather
, and Relic
), she became one of the most impressive cash machine
s in recent history, second only to General Electric
and of course Slashdot.org
(although I'm unsure about the former).
People love her voice, her smile, her innocence and her Quebecois
accent (especially when she speaks French
- "J'voudrais r'mercier mon paaaiir', ma maaaaiiir'...") just as much as they despise all of that. Still, her talent is undeniable when you hear her sing older, good
songs (eg Jacques Brel
's "Quand on n'a que l'amour"
). The spoiling of such a treasure as Celine Dion's voice will be remembered in the future as one of capitalism
's greatest crimes against humanity (and music).