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  • 02 Mar 2010

    Crystal ragin'

    So... I was speaking to Mary from Crystal Swing the other day because I want them to do the Alternative Miss Ireland. It was a delicate conversation, because how do you explain the AMI to Mary from Crystal Swing without scaring her off? Of course, as far as I'm concerned, Crystal Swing owes us that because, where would Crystal Swing be without us gays, and without sounding too proprietorial about it, without Your's Truly? But lets be honest, their video (the original one that got taken down) had been up for a long time and had less than 200 views before I blogged it (after my gay Donal pointed it out to me as a culchie to culchie bit of fun). But Crystal Swing are not very tech savvy, and Mary seems to think Sean Moncrieff is responsible! Huh?! He was very late to our gay party! And Mary said that they're doing the Late Late Show and they can't do anything till they do that. So, I got my gays on the case to encourage The Late Late to have them on before the AMI (which it appears they will be anyway) but it turns out that even The Late Late now think Sean Moncrieff got the Crystal Swing ball rolling. Which I wouldn't normally care about, because that's the nature of an internet 'viral' - everybody plays a part in adding snow to the snowball. But in this case I do care, because if Crystal Swing were aware of the fact that they owe the gays for their sudden popularity, they'd drop everything to say thanks to the gays by doing the Alternative Miss Ireland. And it's also a bit annoying because as usual, the straights are late to the gay party but get all the credit. The same way they think Madonna invented vogueing. Grrrr....

    Anyway, I haven't given up yet. Crystal Swing for AMI!

     

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    • Posted By simo 03 Mar 2010 22:25

      @ Panti - should we start a facebook campaign to get them to AMI - we could send requests/comments via their website?

      Link http://www.crystalswing.com/Forms/contact/booking.html

    • Posted By Myco 03 Mar 2010 11:59

      I feel Chrystal Schwing would be the better choice for the AMI

    • Posted By brian 03 Mar 2010 01:53

      ... cos they be gayer

    • Posted By brian 03 Mar 2010 01:52

      is it cos we is gay?

    • Posted By Millicent 02 Mar 2010 20:39

      Have Crystal Swing actually been on the Late Late?

    • Posted By Panti 02 Mar 2010 20:17

      I couldn't care less if Twink herself is credited with "fiinding" The Swing, AS LONG AS THEY DO AMI! That's all I give a feck about. I spend far too much time trawling the internet to think it's credit worthy. I'm ashamed of it, not proud of it, lol!

    • Posted By Oops 02 Mar 2010 19:47

      I hate to say it, but I don't think the gays can claim the credit. At least not all of it. Turns out Graham Linehan - writer of Father Ted, Fast Show, and others - tweeted it the morning of the 19th. Before your post. That's probably how your gay Donal found it. Anyway he has nearly 50000 followers so I think it's fair to say he might have have had something to do with their instafame... But that's not really the point, is it? We played our part in their glorious ascent, and long after the hets have tired of them we'll still cherish Mary's glamorous updo and sexy pouts, Derek's bushytailed and wide-eyed energy and Dervla's... well, maybe the lesbians like her? Jaysus we've sustained Madonna's career long after everyone else got bored. And Dolly's. And Cher's. And... oh, you get the point! If they had any career nous, they'd be bating a path to the Olympia. Crystal Swing for AMI!

    • Posted By Oops 02 Mar 2010 19:44

      I hate to say it, but I don't think the gays can claim the credit. At least not all of it. Turns out Graham Linehan - writer of Father Ted, Fast Show, and others - tweeted it the morning of the 19th. Before your post. That's probably how your gay Donal found it. Anyway he has nearly 50000 followers so I think it's fair to say he might have have had something to do with their instafame... But that's not really the point, is it? We played our part in their glorious ascent, and long after the hets have tired of them we'll still cherish Mary's glamorous updo and sexy pouts, Derek's bushytailed and wide-eyed energy and Dervla's... well, maybe the lesbians like her? Jaysus we've sustained Madonna's career long after everyone else got bored. And Dolly's. And Cher's. And... oh, you get the point! If they had any career nous, they'd be bating a path to the Olympia. Crystal Swing for AMI!

    • Posted By Peter 02 Mar 2010 18:42

      If they are going to do the Late Late, could they not do it Friday week and make a weekend of it in Dublin?! Also, they could raise awareness of AMI and the charitable work it does. Good PR for them and a nod to their gay fanbase. It's a win/win.

    • Posted By ligac 02 Mar 2010 17:53

      May I suggest that you send Mary the dvd of Dolly wishing AMI well a couple of years back. Judging from their site, she is well into the celebrity endorsement. That might shake her to her country and western core.

    • Posted By Panti 02 Mar 2010 17:41

      @ Sean Moncrieff.... Lol! Don't worry you can still walk down Georges St unaccompanied! I don't for a minute think you did anything wrong. I'm just frustrated that Mary is oblivious as to why she should be hauling her keyboard to the Olympia for the AMI. The gays would have a collective heart attack. The good kind.

    • Posted By Francis 02 Mar 2010 16:58

      Sean perhaps if the real Crustal stand you up, then Chrystal Schwing will perform instead

    • Posted By Sean Moncrieff 02 Mar 2010 16:33

      Would you not have thought to contact me about this??? The first I heard about CS was a tweet posted early last week by Mark Little. Then I retweeted it and mentioned it on the show a few times. Didn't know anything about an original video or your involvement...I'm sorry. Please don't subject me to your gay fury. S

    • Posted By Liam D. 02 Mar 2010 16:23

      Cathal's right. I think getting the Mammy Mafia on the job is the way to go. They're even more feared down the country than the Velvet Mafia are in the city.

    • Posted By @deshocks 02 Mar 2010 16:19

      That sucks! Tell Moncrieff to credit you, I'm sure if you phone him he'll take it in good spirits! I mean, we at the Cork Indo had it before he did, and I know I got it from someone who got it from you! Mary is not very PR savvy, I spoke to her myself, so be patient! But she's hungry for money and fame so I'm sure you'll get there...

      Link http://deshocks.blogspot.com

    • Posted By Hometime 02 Mar 2010 15:47

      It seems a bit odd that they're missing the business opportunity in this. Sure, they want the "Late, Late" gig - AMI won't interfere with that. But they can't decide to perform at the Olympia, which will be crammed to the rafters with willing punters?? Seems like a no-brainer to me. Still, it has to be said that Cryshtal Shwing would be a loveably fabulous alternative.

    • Posted By Cathal L 02 Mar 2010 15:29

      You need a country solution to a country problem, you need one of your cork gays who's mammy know Mary and your in !

    • Posted By Bee 02 Mar 2010 15:24

      I just left a comment on their website to the effect that Panti posted their video link days before Moncrieff got his grubby hands on it and that the recent surge in popularity should be attributed not to the baldy one but to the fabulous Panti herself! It's www.crystalswing.com - get commenting!

    • Posted By J-Lo 02 Mar 2010 15:14

      Oh I like Francis thinking! Panti, maybe just be patient with them, show them the facts that without your mention here they'd still be on the 200 views. Remind them of the charity they would be supporting. If all else fails.....get your mother to ring them!!!!!

    • Posted By Panti 02 Mar 2010 14:44

      @ Lar... I really wouldn't care at all, cos that's just the nature of the net, but at the moment The Swing think they owe Moncrieff and so as far as they're concerned the AMI is just another of very many offers/requests they've gotten, and so are nonplussed about it, whereas we know that natural justice says they should be making AMI their top priority!

    • Posted By Francis 02 Mar 2010 14:43

      we made them and we can break them

    • Posted By lar 02 Mar 2010 14:39

      Moncrieff didn't get going until way after your Feb 19th post, but then fishing around on newstalks website, I found this!... http://www.newstalk.ie/programmes/all/moncrieff/crystal-schwing638/ How shameless!! It's posted by Sean, but without a comment, and I cant help but think, dare I say it, is he mocking Panti with this?

      Link http://www.newstalk.ie/programmes/all/moncrieff/crystal-schwing638/

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