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Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 08, 2002, 06:59:14 pm
I know that Michelle Branch is a rather taboo topic to some Vanessa Carlton fans, but I know that there are many others (like myself), who love her music. So I guess this thread is for people who do appreciate Michelle Branch's music to talk about it and why they appreciate it... Myself, I personally love her work on the guitar, think she has a tremendous voice, and many of her songs are very, very deep lyrically. My favorite songs by Michelle are "Goodbye to You", "All You Wanted", "Stewarts Coat", "Second Chances", and "Everwhere". What about everyone else? :)
Title: ..................
Post by: morethanuwillsee on September 08, 2002, 07:14:48 pm
i love michelle branch's music. I dont know if i like her much as a person, but thats a different subject  :wink: ...my favs are Second Chances, Desperately (GREAT song!!), Hold my heart, goodbye to you, and drop in the ocean.... 8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MistrFish on September 15, 2002, 03:32:21 pm
:DI love Michell Branch.  She is awesome! She got a beautiful voice and her songs are just rockin'!!! 8) I love her as much as Vanessa. My favorite songs of her are: Washing machine, Everywhere, All you Wanted, GTY, Desperately and drop in the ocean....Oh yeah I LOVED her collaboration with Santana. Very cool!

(http://www.mdcplus.com/web/fish/meech%20copy.jpg)
Title: michelle branch
Post by: KULPDOGG on September 23, 2002, 04:04:38 pm
8) michelle has some great talet!
i like her music
and she has good looks too :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: OlivierDetraz on February 10, 2003, 02:38:02 am
I like Michelle Branch music too... Nevermind she don't have plan to come in Switzerland at this time. :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: dragonorchid on February 24, 2003, 05:17:43 pm
Both Vanessa and Michelle have youth and talent on their side.
Vanessa and her piano, Michelle and her guitar!
I love them both, they are great singers/songwriters/musicians
I wish I could play half as well as them :-)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on March 12, 2003, 01:30:13 pm
Michelle Branch (http://www.vanessacarlton.com/bboard/forumname/1335999_flat.html) is a cool chicka, cant wait for the followup album.

"All You Wanted"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbayw-thumb.jpg) (http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbayw.jpg)

"Goodbye To You"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbgty-thumb.jpg) (http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbgty.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 12, 2003, 05:42:17 pm
Follow up album = mad chill
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on March 13, 2003, 08:39:44 pm
I can't wait for the follow-up album either :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: hansonrocker on March 14, 2003, 06:19:21 pm
I love Michelle Branch! I have both the Spirit Room and her indie album Broken Bracelet. I think it's stupid when people act like you can't be a fan of both Vanessa and Michelle. Dude, it's not a competition.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on March 14, 2003, 06:22:58 pm
Quote from: "hansonrocker"
I love Michelle Branch! I have both the Spirit Room and her indie album Broken Bracelet. I think it's stupid when people act like you can't be a fan of both Vanessa and Michelle. Dude, it's not a competition.

You're so gonna fit right in around here :)

I still haven't heard that stewart's coat track everyone is always on about. Is that on the indie CD? Or something else?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: hansonrocker on March 14, 2003, 06:35:57 pm
Thanks for being so nice  :)

Stewart's Coat is on Michelle's indie album. The chorus is "Just give me many chances. I'll see you through it all. Just give me time to learn to crawl." It's a beautiful acoustic song - of course most of her indie album is way more acoustic than the Spirit Room.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on March 14, 2003, 06:51:05 pm
Is that indi CD still available? Or am I going to have to download SC to hear it?

I got the spirit room on the same day as Vanessa's album. I still listen to it now (well actually not for about a month, since I discovered Evanescence). But it's good stuff :) Although "Everywhere" was the only one that did really well over hear, I think.

-Kev
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: hansonrocker on March 14, 2003, 10:36:06 pm
Good news is you can still buy Michelle's indie album Broken Bracelet. I don't regret buying it - it's got really good songs. The only place you can buy it is with a credit card through Michelle's website. It's 18 dollars INCLUDING shipping so I think it's a pretty good deal. It was really cool to hear the original versions of If Only She Knew, Sweet Misery, I'd Rather Be In Love, and Goodbye to You. Some of the other songs are so good I have to wonder why they didn't make the Spirit Room.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 15, 2003, 07:29:16 am
I bought it too...great purchase!
Title: yea Michelle
Post by: drumpad on March 15, 2003, 11:22:30 am
does some excellent work
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: High On Lullabies on March 16, 2003, 04:37:29 pm
Mmmm Michelle rocks. There shouldn't been any problem with liking both her and Vanessa. They aren't even truly comparable, umm they are noth young, both girls and both incredibly talented, and the similarity ends there as far as I see it.
Oh and my favourite songs are 'You Get Me', 'Everywhere', 'Here With Me' and 'Goodbye To You'
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Steavis on March 26, 2003, 12:24:42 pm
being that I just got here, I have to pay my respects to this lady, she's a great musician, one of my favorites to be honest...........her and Metallica.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on March 26, 2003, 01:03:49 pm
Yeah you know how I feel about Michelle.
Great Musician...can't wait for the new album
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: neos on March 26, 2003, 01:16:01 pm
Yeah I love Meech too! Not as much as V but she really rocks! My fave songs are Sweet Misery, You Get Me, Stewart's Coat, Leap Of Faith (LOVE that one!), All You Wanted, Second Chances... so many  :P  She's got a lot of awesome songs
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on March 26, 2003, 03:09:24 pm
Hi ho,
I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of MB appreciators... :) I probably prefer her ever-so-slightly to VC but they both rock. Her top songs are "Leap of Faith" (amazing), "Stewart's Coat", "Drop in the Ocean", "Fall"... actually, I've not heard a MB song I didn't like :) I like the accoustic early ones and the rocked up Spirit Room ones equally.

Mart.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on March 26, 2003, 07:03:04 pm
All of those favs you picked out are awesome songs :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 31, 2003, 02:30:14 pm
Someone's got new tour dates

05-14-03 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
05-16-03 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
05-17-03 Los Angeles, CA KIIS - Wango Tango
05-18-03 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
05-20-03 Phoenix, AZ Cajun House
05-21-03 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
05-23-03 Dallas, TX Tree's
05-24-03 Houston, TX KRBE Earth Day
05-25-03 Long Island, NY WBLI Summer Jam
05-27-03 Minneapolis, MN Quest Theatre
05-28-03 Chicago, IL House of Blues
05-30-03 Toronto, ON Guvernment
05-31-03 Boston, MA WXKS - KISS Concert
06-01-03 New York, NY Play Safe at Summer Stage
06-03-03 Philadelphia, PA TLA
06-04-03 Washington DC 930 Club
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: NESSC on April 01, 2003, 05:47:25 am
don't hate me for this .. but i don't like MBranch .. i've heard tons of singers like her ..... i'm so mean sometimes :twisted: !!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PintOGuinness on April 01, 2003, 06:53:24 am
I just want to say alo:

Meech is a HOTTIE!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on April 01, 2003, 12:17:17 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Someone's got new tour dates
06-04-03 Washington DC 930 Club


oooOOOOOOooooo she is playin the 9:30 club... i might just have to hit that up!!!  thanks TRIXIEDISH!!!!!  for postin the tour dates ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 01, 2003, 12:24:44 pm
You are very welcome :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on April 01, 2003, 12:31:37 pm
what're you doing June 4th?   8O

i think you should come to DC!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 01, 2003, 12:36:38 pm
I'm going to be eating my mom's birthday cake and getting ready for summer school
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on April 01, 2003, 12:37:45 pm
oh, dammit!

*cries*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Sander on April 04, 2003, 01:08:52 am
Ha! I like Michelle Branch too (just look at my profile) and I don't see iether why people cannot be a fan of two artists with some "similarities". I personally think they are two very different ladies and the best is to enjoy them both (I mean, their music!!!)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on April 05, 2003, 05:04:11 pm
Let me just say this...

Yeah.

Secondly, Michelle Branch has talent... just not as much as Vanessa. I like Avril better than Michelle. She is my least favorite of the "New Generation" , but she is still pretty good. I love "You Get Me". If you listen to the lyrics, it makes a lot of sense.

Thirdly, she is a good writer. Again, not as good as Vanessa, but in this case, better than Avril, because she writes a lot of stuff by herself, while Avril has a writing circle, that *really* helps her.

Fourthly (gr?)- Michelle is very good, and I am anticipating her next album. Hopefully it will have some better stuff than her first...

-Joey
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on April 05, 2003, 05:10:45 pm
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
Fourthly (gr?)- Michelle is very good, and I am anticipating her next album. Hopefully it will have some better stuff than her first...

I hope it's just more of the same :)

But I'm just a boring "If it aint broke don't fix it" kinda guy.

-Kev
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on April 05, 2003, 05:17:17 pm
Quote from: "kev222"
I hope it's just more of the same :)
But I'm just a boring "If it aint broke don't fix it" kinda guy.


I have a feeling the new MB will be better. Every artist is different.
Tonic got better with each album.
Pearl Jam got worse with each
Matchbox 20 got worse with each
3 Doors Down got better

But as I watch Vanessa's every step approching her next album, I have a feeling Michelle will have a similar parallel where the quality just keeps improving with experiance.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 05, 2003, 05:27:50 pm
Yeah, I agree with BV, I think that her next album is just going to be the shiznat LOL.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Canadiana gurl on April 06, 2003, 04:53:38 pm
I love michelle branch she had such an amazing voice. My fav songs of hers r leap of faith, second chances, sweet misery, rather be in love, and all u wanted
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on April 06, 2003, 06:20:22 pm
To be honest I'd be pretty pleased if she took a step backwards and made another Broken Bracelet. Pretty well all my favourites come from her acousticcy performances.

I'd be damn happy with another Spirit Room too - I am that easy to please :).
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on April 06, 2003, 06:26:28 pm
Quote from: "MartUK"
To be honest I'd be pretty pleased if she took a step backwards and made another Broken Bracelet. Pretty well all my favourites come from her acousticcy performances.

I'd be damn happy with another Spirit Room too - I am that easy to please :).


Well she's doing a straight studio album... but there might be acoustic stuff on the upcoming DVD... ya never know. Or she might put out another EP one day, I wouldnt put it past her. But she has to do the full studio album to keep things commercial.
Title: Meech & Vanessa
Post by: nosticker on April 07, 2003, 12:01:07 am
I like TSR a lot.  I'm a sucker for how Beatle-ish the album sounds at times.  The only thing that has begun to get on my nerves is her tendency to close out every line with "...ah!"(this is prolly the wannabe producer in me).  It's irritating over the course of a whole CD. "Turn it inside out so I can see-ah"...etc. etc.
No reason why you can't enjoy both.  Hell, we have Marilyn Manson fans that are VC fans, so why not?  There's not enough good music out there; turn on the radio if you don't believe me!


Dan/NS
Title: Re: Meech & Vanessa
Post by: MartUK on April 07, 2003, 04:47:05 am
Quote from: "nosticker"
The only thing that has begun to get on my nerves is her tendency to close out every line with "...ah


You've hit on the one thing that gets right on my tits too. It probably started as just "breathing in for the next line" and then maybe someone told "hey that breathy bit sounds really good - all like sexy or somefink - you should do that all the time". Maybe.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 07, 2003, 06:02:01 am
Yeah...I know some music majors and it irritates the crap out of them.

I've heard some live stuff of maybe 5 songs scheduled to be on the next album...so very cool
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on April 13, 2003, 10:14:07 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Someone's got new tour dates

05-14-03 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
05-16-03 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
05-17-03 Los Angeles, CA KIIS - Wango Tango
05-18-03 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
05-20-03 Phoenix, AZ Cajun House
05-21-03 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
05-23-03 Dallas, TX Tree's
05-24-03 Houston, TX KRBE Earth Day
05-25-03 Long Island, NY WBLI Summer Jam
05-27-03 Minneapolis, MN Quest Theatre
05-28-03 Chicago, IL House of Blues
05-30-03 Toronto, ON Guvernment
05-31-03 Boston, MA WXKS - KISS Concert
06-01-03 New York, NY Play Safe at Summer Stage
06-03-03 Philadelphia, PA TLA
06-04-03 Washington DC 930 Club


I would love to make it to one... hmm
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: David Hart on April 13, 2003, 10:33:36 am
I'll be at summerstage on the first!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on April 13, 2003, 10:33:57 am
Chicago sounds good what do you say Brian?
and why in the hell are you listening to Lil Jon?? *smacks B in the head*

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 17, 2003, 01:59:39 pm
There are some presale tix on sale right now and more will be added.  You gotta be on PIF to get them.  
Click me to join PIF (http://i-squad.net/cgi-bin/maverick.cgi?sf=1&s=yes&u=DixieChck615&a=Michelle+Branch)
Presale dates announced so far
May 18, 2003
Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
TICKETS ON PRESALE FRI APR 18

May 19, 2003
Scottsdale, AZ - Cajun House
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SCOTTSDALE HERE

May 21, 2003
Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR BOULDER HERE

May 26, 2003
Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR MINNEAPOLIS HERE

May 28, 2003
Chicago, IL - House of Blues
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR CHICAGO HERE

May 30, 2003
Toronto, ON CANADA - The Guvernment
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR TORONTO HERE

June 3, 2003
Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS FOR PHILADELPHIA HERE

THIS PRESALE IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FOR
PLAY IT FORWARD MEMBERS LIKE YOU!!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DATES TO BE ADDED!!

Might as well pimp Crank It Up while I pimp PIF.  Review of The Spirit Room (http://www.crankitup.org/albums/spiritroom.asp)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 19, 2003, 03:53:55 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
Chicago sounds good what do you say Brian?
and why in the hell are you listening to Lil Jon?? *smacks B in the head*

danny


I like that Chicago idea.... *goes to dig up his PIF info* BWAHAHA

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on April 20, 2003, 08:58:46 pm
I'm going to be at the Chicago show! Woo hoo!

Also I made a clip of a new song that she was recording in the studio (therefore it isn't the final album version, it was her recording vocals that day), it's only a verse of a song called "Lay me Down" but it's REALLY good :) and you can find it here:

http://www.jessicaweiser.com/mb-laymedowndemo.mp3

Yay! :)

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 20, 2003, 09:02:38 pm
Wow, lol. There may be a bunch of board peeps at the Chicago show lol. Thanks for that file BTW :)

EDIT: That clip is hot *greedy, cannot wait for album  :twisted: * LOL

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on April 20, 2003, 09:21:58 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
I'm going to be at the Chicago show! Woo hoo!

Also I made a clip of a new song that she was recording in the studio (therefore it isn't the final album version, it was her recording vocals that day), it's only a verse of a song called "Lay me Down" but it's REALLY good :) and you can find it here:

http://www.jessicaweiser.com/mb-laymedowndemo.mp3

Wow. That one chorus is better than all her other stuff :D I can't wait for the new album now.

Thanks Jess.

-Kev

P.S. When she sings like that, I think her voice would go great with some heavy guitars (or have I just been listening to too much Evanescence? :?)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LostDwarf on April 21, 2003, 04:26:09 am
OK i had to get in on this, Michelle isn't bad I like her music but......i rather listen to Vanessa (i'm not saying that in a bad way so don't mininterpret me)

Mike
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on April 21, 2003, 11:23:53 am
I think they are both great in their own ways. :)

If anyone needs 2 tix for the Chicago show, I am probably going to have them for sale (b/c I'm getting them from someone else now).  So I paid $60 for them through Ticketmaster.  E-mail me if you're interested.  They are General Admission tix.

Thanks!

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 21, 2003, 11:29:04 am
*waits for SF tix*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 21, 2003, 08:47:45 pm
Album name: Hotel Paper
Release date: June 24
First single: Are You Happy Now?
Due out: beginning of May
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on April 21, 2003, 08:58:56 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Album name: Hotel Paper
Release date: June 24
First single: Are You Happy Now?
Due out: beginning of May

WOOO Thanks for the info!
Boo to it being pushed back again.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 21, 2003, 09:26:11 pm
Yep yep...I'll be 19 and 3/4 that day. :D

And OMG..."Are You Happy Now"  *swoon*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on April 21, 2003, 09:54:24 pm
"Are you happy now" is a great song.  So is "Fall" and "Desperately" both of which are on the album I think.  I have a friend who is going to snag me a pre-release soon[1]! Woo hoo! :)

jessica

[1] I am not supposed to distribute in anyway, so no I cannot make mp3s/copies/etc.  And I don't even know for sure if/when I'm getting it. HOPEFULLY soon. I had "the spirit room" before it came out, tho from this same connection ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 21, 2003, 10:05:18 pm
Would you look me in the eye
And tell me that you are happy now
Yeah yeah
Would you tell it to my face
Or have I been erased?
Are you happy now
Are you happy now

RAWR

And boo to Jess :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 22, 2003, 08:27:42 am
Pushed back again?? *cries* LOL. That is cool though, hopefully that will stay as the date ;) ... thanks for the info.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on April 22, 2003, 08:31:46 am
sounds good...
Can't wait for the album

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on April 22, 2003, 09:09:05 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
"Are you happy now" is a great song.  So is "Fall" and "Desperately" both of which are on the album I think.  


I would say that "Desperately" IS a great song too!!

SS  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 22, 2003, 09:12:24 am
True dat...I've been listening to AYHN non-stop though.  I love it.  But c'mon...Standing on the Edge is going to be on HP.  I <3 that song too
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on April 22, 2003, 09:28:08 am
Yes! I would say that they are all really great and there isn't one I don't like.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on April 22, 2003, 01:15:08 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
True dat...I've been listening to AYHN non-stop though.  I love it.  But c'mon...Standing on the Edge is going to be on HP.  I <3 that song too


Actually I don't think she has said that SOTE is officially on HP. I wanna see the tracklisting :)

Songs that I know are on it for sure:
Lay me down
Are you Happy Now
Desperately
Empty Handed
Love me like that

And probably more that I am forgetting ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 22, 2003, 01:16:01 pm
Word. The new album is going to be so hot, all of the songs we know so far are just the shiznat lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on April 22, 2003, 01:17:32 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
True dat...I've been listening to AYHN non-stop though.  I love it.  But c'mon...Standing on the Edge is going to be on HP.  I <3 that song too


Actually I don't think she has said that SOTE is officially on HP. I wanna see the tracklisting :)

abbreviations are no fun.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 22, 2003, 02:18:49 pm
Well, this post by Michelle (http://boards.michellebranch.net/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=8896015511&f=1996000241&m=6306010241) is good enough for me. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on April 22, 2003, 07:08:59 pm
Oh cool, it has been awhile since I've read those.

"Where are you now" is another song on the record, and so is "Hotel Paper" :)  If we figure out a few more we'll have the whole tracklist before she posts it. Teehee :)


jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 23, 2003, 04:16:52 pm
Are You Happy Now? (http://www.michellebranch.com/med/AreYouHappyNow.mp3)

*drool*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on April 23, 2003, 04:20:40 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Are You Happy Now? (http://www.michellebranch.com/med/AreYouHappyNow.mp3)
*drool*

YAAAY Tricia you rocketh!  :D
I love the clip!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 23, 2003, 04:26:30 pm
Yeah, thanks for the clip :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 23, 2003, 04:29:54 pm
:-)

I'll have a better present for you guys later
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on April 23, 2003, 04:35:07 pm
8O *attempts to wait patiently* ;).

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on April 23, 2003, 05:10:19 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
I'll have a better present for you guys later


 8O  o_O  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 23, 2003, 05:33:03 pm
Full Live Are You Happy Now (http://www.trixiedish.com/ayhn.mp3)

I don't know if you have this or not, but it's better than a 30 sec clip. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on April 23, 2003, 05:38:24 pm
Awesome Trish.

Thanks :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 24, 2003, 09:18:54 am
*hugs ticket to sf show*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jameson on April 24, 2003, 02:59:07 pm
thumbs up to "Goodbye to You"! :mrgreen:



Holly 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on April 26, 2003, 03:20:29 pm
Isn't "Tell You About It" supposed to be on the new album too?  She's been playing it since this past summer.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 01, 2003, 01:53:38 pm
Werd son???

http://virtuoso.icenine.org/mbhp.html
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 01, 2003, 01:56:21 pm
I saw that this morning.  It doesn't even have the clip of Lay Me Down that Michelle said was going to be on the album in the Much Music Exposed show.  I would take the track listing with a grain of salt.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 01, 2003, 02:05:06 pm
Me too
it needs to be longer!

Danny

MORE SONGS!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 01, 2003, 05:55:31 pm
MORE MORE MORE!!!! *greedy* ... hey, I want my MB, I know you do too  :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 01, 2003, 06:16:38 pm
Ok, scratch what I said earlier--"Lay me down" won't be on the record. This froM Jessica Harp, who co-wrote the song w/ Michelle and is a good friend of hers, so I tend to believe her. "Standing on the edge" won't be on there either. So bummed about "Lay me down"

Those mp3s are such a damn tease, I wish I wouldn't have downloaded them cause now I want the album even more, as if that is even possible. LOL

;)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 04, 2003, 11:24:14 am
uuugh! she just needs to stop frontin and make her CD a Double CD
come on !!!!
24 Tracks on 2 CD's that is not too much to ask for is it?? LMAO
oh yeah and as B said a bonus DVD ..
come on I would pay 20 for it!!!


danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 04, 2003, 02:04:41 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
uuugh! she just needs to stop frontin and make her CD a Double CD
come on !!!!
24 Tracks on 2 CD's that is not too much to ask for is it?? LMAO
oh yeah and as B said a bonus DVD ..
come on I would pay 20 for it!!!


Word! lol

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 04, 2003, 08:28:57 pm
*pouts about Standing on the Edge and Lay Me Down not being on the album*

And strangely enough, I don't really like those clips.  Well, I don't really like most of those clips.  Desperately is the shiznat, as I knew it would be, but some of the other stuff leaves me all o_O.  I'm hoping that the clips don't do the songs justice.  But what I've heard of Are You Happy Now kinda makes me feel very blah...there's something about that studio version that just doesn't do it for me, but the live version is my favorite MB song of all time.  Maybe I'm just in a funk...maybe seeing her in less than two weeks will get me more excited for the new album.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on May 05, 2003, 05:18:43 am
Did she get a real fricking drummer yet or is she still using a HORRIBLE drum machine?  Ugh.
---Andrew
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 05, 2003, 05:50:17 am
Sounds like a machine to me...but what do I know?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 05, 2003, 01:47:14 pm
I really like all the clips that I heard... I agree about "are you happy now" - it seems like it doesn't have the energy the live version has and they slowed it down a tad. I like it, but prefer the live version I think...

I'm excited to see her live too! Yahoo!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on May 05, 2003, 02:31:36 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Did she get a real fricking drummer yet or is she still using a HORRIBLE drum machine?  Ugh.
---Andrew


drum machine, whaaa?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 05, 2003, 02:34:20 pm
It's kind of like making beats I guess. You can insert a drum-beat into the song music. I don't know she did/if she does use one, but I am sure it can be done.

And I like some of the clips for the album tracks, but others are eh... but we will see. I am sure it will still be the HOT shiznat lol

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 05, 2003, 07:37:05 pm
Um... she uses a drummer. In fact Kenny Aronoff played on TSR and he's one of the best drummers around.  

There might be some programming of beats and stuff (in the new material I hear a little, but mostly real drums), but most of what is on TSR is real.

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 06, 2003, 08:05:04 pm
Yeah Programmed drums sound pretty cool in certain situations....
give it a sound that is out of the norm...
I can't wait for this album I am dying!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 06, 2003, 09:52:51 pm
danny, i agree!

and i am dying too, damnit. i have listened to the clips soo many times and I like them more each time I listen.  i haven't heard from my contact if I'm getting an advance cd yet, but if I do I'll hook you guys up *crossing fingers* as long as you promise to buy the album :)

also danny i have your cds ready, sorry again for the extreme delay! :)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 06, 2003, 10:09:45 pm
Jess you will see me at the show right?
give them to me then =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 06, 2003, 10:42:23 pm
Hey that works for me Jess lol I will be with Danny in Chicago too   :D

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 07, 2003, 07:14:20 pm
Cool, guys. Don't know how I'm gonna find ya, but I will be there. Yahoo :) Danny, you don't want to carry them all night with you, do ya? :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on May 07, 2003, 07:33:09 pm
There is another version of Goodbye to you? that is my favorite song!! hehe Do you know where I can download that song? I can't buy the brocken braclet album because my mom doesn't believe in putting her credit card through the internet.

If you could help me that would be great!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 07, 2003, 08:13:58 pm
I will meet you before the show if you want..
just let me know when and where..
we will exchange #'s or something
we could even meet before the show ...chill ...hangout ,,
who knows ..Unless you are skurred  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 07, 2003, 08:20:53 pm
It is only an hour and a half drive, not even. If we leave by 10:30 we will be there by noon ;) We could meet up lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 07, 2003, 08:24:12 pm
LMAO...Danny is pretty skurry
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 07, 2003, 09:15:53 pm
Shhhhh Tricia!
I didn't want her to know before the meet up! GEEZ!

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 08, 2003, 07:08:32 am
I mean Danny isn't skurry. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on May 08, 2003, 08:00:09 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Um... she uses a drummer. In fact Kenny Aronoff played on TSR and he's one of the best drummers around.  

There might be some programming of beats and stuff (in the new material I hear a little, but mostly real drums), but most of what is on TSR is real.

jessica


WOAH there.  If most of whats on TSR is REAL then she has the WORST drummer EVER.  Its all hollow and fake and VERY static.  No energy, no spark.  Nothing.  I have a good ear, and if he convinced ME that he was a drum machine, then hes AWFUL.

OMG, have you LISTENED to all you wanted?!?  The drums in that song are offensive!
---Andrew
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on May 08, 2003, 10:59:26 am
They sound like real drums to me...

And a hell of a lot better than "the worst drumming ever", even if some of it is fairly pedestrian.

Don't know why this was reported - tricia
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on May 08, 2003, 11:18:43 am
Ugh.. I disagree.  Pedestrian would be the understatement of the year.   I need to check liner notes when I get home and see if it says who the "drummer" is.
---Andrew
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 08, 2003, 01:42:46 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Um... she uses a drummer. In fact Kenny Aronoff played on TSR and he's one of the best drummers around.  

There might be some programming of beats and stuff (in the new material I hear a little, but mostly real drums), but most of what is on TSR is real.

jessica


WOAH there.  If most of whats on TSR is REAL then she has the WORST drummer EVER.  Its all hollow and fake and VERY static.  No energy, no spark.  Nothing.  I have a good ear, and if he convinced ME that he was a drum machine, then hes AWFUL.

OMG, have you LISTENED to all you wanted?!?  The drums in that song are offensive!
---Andrew


Umm... yea.  :roll:

First of all, I had TSR before most people, so YES I have listened to "All you wanted", in fact I listened to that record a ridiculous amount of times.  I didn't say the drumming was genius, I didn't say anything at all about it really, just that K.A. IS regarded as one of the best drummers around (he is ALWAYS requested for studio work on huge artist's albums) and he played on "Everywhere".

Yeah, it is nothing mind blowing, but it's a pop record marketed for AAA audience, so it doesn't surprise me.

Personally I think the drums on my record are better than hers :P

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 08, 2003, 01:44:32 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
I will meet you before the show if you want..
just let me know when and where..
we will exchange #'s or something
we could even meet before the show ...chill ...hangout ,,
who knows ..Unless you are skurred  :lol:


Cool. I'll send you my cell # privately. I'm honestly not sure what is going on because I might be meeting a friend of mine... but I'll definitely see her after the show if not before.

I don't think we can leave here before noon, though, so most likely I'll be there around 4 or 5, depending on the traffic.

I'll have my husband with me, so no funny business boys! HAHAHA :)

yay! :)
jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on May 08, 2003, 01:58:09 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Ugh.. I disagree.  Pedestrian would be the understatement of the year.   I need to check liner notes when I get home and see if it says who the "drummer" is.
---Andrew


Nah, I think we agree pretty much. I just think you could find a lot worse examples to put in your "worst drummer evva" exhibition.

I get more annoyed..huh
by those constant breathy noises..huh
that Ms Branch insists on putting after every line..huh
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on May 09, 2003, 05:01:24 am
Quote
Umm... yea.  :roll:

First of all, I had TSR before most people, so YES I have listened to "All you wanted", in fact I listened to that record a ridiculous amount of times.  I didn't say the drumming was genius, I didn't say anything at all about it really, just that K.A. IS regarded as one of the best drummers around (he is ALWAYS requested for studio work on huge artist's albums) and he played on "Everywhere".

Yeah, it is nothing mind blowing, but it's a pop record marketed for AAA audience, so it doesn't surprise me.

Personally I think the drums on my record are better than hers :P

jessica


Ugh.  If this guy is considered a great stuido drummer than the world of drumming is in serious trouble.  I listened to Everywhere earlier today just to refresh my memory, and I've had a total of 3 drum lessons when I was 10 and I could play the drums on that song.

And there is a drum machine on everywhere, but there is also a live drummer. *shrug*.  So i was half right on that one.  didn't check any other songs though.
---Andrew
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on May 09, 2003, 05:02:46 am
Quote

I get more annoyed..huh
by those constant breathy noises..huh

that Ms Branch insists on putting after every line..huh


lol! Tori Amos does that too! I don't get it!  I love Tori and MB, but they could do without the heavy breathing.
---Andrew
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 09, 2003, 07:53:07 pm
Husband?  What is that? :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 09, 2003, 07:55:49 pm
Ha LOL

Hopefully your phone will work up here this time, that sophisticated ass phone LOL

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 09, 2003, 07:59:43 pm
ha I hope it does too.....I am sure it will dude

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 09, 2003, 08:00:38 pm
haha...those boys are bad Jess...tell your husband to be on the lookout...especially for that COA
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 10, 2003, 01:06:55 am
Meeeeeeeeeeeech!! *drools*

ps: this is my useless post of the day, thank you for your attention.  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 10, 2003, 06:49:52 am
Quote from: "superscientific"
Husband?  What is that? :wink:


LOL! :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 10, 2003, 06:57:31 am
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Meeeeeeeeeeeech!! *drools*

ps: this is my useless post of the day, thank you for your attention.  :lol:


Have you guys seen the album cover? She's hot :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 10, 2003, 09:25:41 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Have you guys seen the album cover? She's hot :)


Yeah Jess, you bet she is!  :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 10, 2003, 03:02:18 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Meeeeeeeeeeeech!! *drools*

ps: this is my useless post of the day, thank you for your attention.  :lol:


Have you guys seen the album cover? She's hot :)


Quote from: "Ghisy"
Yeah Jess, you bet she is!


I will third that LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on May 10, 2003, 03:20:02 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Have you guys seen the album cover? She's hot :)

The original Spirit Room cover she was straight f-ugly, but the reissued cover she's looking much better!... almost hot!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 10, 2003, 03:21:23 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Have you guys seen the album cover? She's hot :)

The original Spirit Room cover she was straight f-ugly, but the reissued cover she's looking much better!... almost hot!


Ha, I like the blue cover so much better  :D

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 10, 2003, 03:29:30 pm
Even better in person
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 10, 2003, 03:31:36 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Even better in person


Hopefully I will get a chance to experience this LOL  :D

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 10, 2003, 03:41:35 pm
Closest I've been is 10 feet...we're hoping to shrink that down  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 10, 2003, 03:48:29 pm
Yes, that would be a good thing to shoot for   :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 10, 2003, 04:53:48 pm
Oh I was talking about the Hotel Paper cover :)

I can't find a way to post it here, though, but you can see it in this forum:

http://www.michellebranchmusic.com/home.asp?t=f&page=message&fid=1&mid=6253&pid=1

Great pic! Mmm ;)

Also if you keep checking out michellebranch.com the paper is kind of burning away every few days to reveal something. And if you click the banner there's a pic of her and also one in the top left corner (click there).  AOL is going to have a preview of AYHN on the 12th.  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 10, 2003, 04:54:52 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Even better in person


Well in a few weeks I'll get to experience that.

And I'm sure I'm going to sound like a huge idiot. Ha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on May 10, 2003, 04:58:24 pm
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/hotelpaper-cover.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 10, 2003, 05:00:21 pm
Indeed it is tight... :) ... and if I meet Michelle I will try not to freeze like I did when I met Vanessa LOL

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 10, 2003, 07:13:49 pm
Oh wow that CD cover is awesome!
I even like that little lip thing she has lol
she is a cutie

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 10, 2003, 08:05:07 pm
Um...RAWR.  That is all
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 10, 2003, 08:34:49 pm
what Tricia said
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 11, 2003, 08:53:16 am
Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

BTW...for those of you who remember her, little Laurel will be at the show!  YAY!

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 11, 2003, 09:34:10 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

BTW...for those of you who remember her, little Laurel will be at the show!  YAY!

Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday


June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4, June 4  

yes, tell Laurel, and her parents hello... and give Ryan, and Olivia a big hug for me  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 11, 2003, 10:46:32 am
June 4 is my mom's birthday :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 11, 2003, 11:31:39 pm
I am downloading the album version of AYHN from the AOL preview session... even though the bastages water-marked it, I am lovin' it :). It is a little bit more poppy than I expected but I am feeling it.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 12, 2003, 09:44:09 am
I have an mp3 of the AOL first listen, should I put it up somewhere on my downloads site?

I really like it, it rocks, it's universal -- but... I hate the way that it's mixed. It's really hard to hear her vocals clearly in some places, especially the bridge. I guess it's the critical engineer part of me that listens to things and hears the little problems, etc. It's a great song, though.  

Cannot wait for Chicago!! :)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 12, 2003, 09:48:45 am
Yeah I was suprised at the mixing at first too, but the more I listen, it reminds me of AYW, and I loved AYW so, you can draw your own conclusion here ;)

Just hearing some of the new material makes me that much more geeked for the Chicago show  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 12, 2003, 09:51:40 am
I'm curious if that's the version they're sending to radio (most likely)... cause it really is very muddy in the bridge... weird.  

But I still love it. I'm wondering if it will be a huge hit like "Everywhere" was or more low-key... I think the lyrical hook ("are you happy now?") is a very universal thing and something most people can probably relate to (I know several people that come to mind when I hear this song ;) )... but it just doesn't seem AS radio friendly as "Everywhere" and "AYW".  Who know. I guess we'll find out soon :)

And the Chicago show is going to rock.  I'll have to PM you guys my cell # and maybe we can meet up!

j.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 12, 2003, 09:57:08 am
Well, I can imagine all of the teenyboppers jumping up and down and singing to the chorus def. ... I do think the song will have a good pop appeal if it gets off the ground in the major markets. I am sure it will get plays on the Hot AC stations too. Plus generally the song topic is something a lot of people relate to, so it will gain some play and popularity from that too.

and definately hit us up with the #, we will probably be around Chicago most of the day since it is only an hour or hour and a half drive to Chicago from my house  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 12, 2003, 12:42:33 pm
2 things

1) I'm definitely going to be rockin out to AYHN.  Especially from the live version I heard.  And I'm so not a teeny. :P

2) I want to hear the album version...someone host it pleeeeeeeeease :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 12, 2003, 12:49:36 pm
I updated my AOL so I could take a listen, very cool...

yes host it please ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 12, 2003, 01:42:02 pm
hey,

it'll be at: http://www.jessicaweiser.com/downloads.htm later tonight - i'll keep it up for a few days.

will be nice to have the version w/o the aol watermark in it, but i have been rocking out to this song in my car all day :)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 12, 2003, 01:52:19 pm
LMAO...you should see me on campus with my mp3 player all grooving to the live one.  I must get like a scary look on my face because no one gets in my way. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 12, 2003, 03:33:26 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
1) I'm definitely going to be rockin out to AYHN.  Especially from the live version I heard.  And I'm so not a teeny. :P


LOL. Yeah I will be too, and I'm not a teeny either ;)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 12, 2003, 04:22:12 pm
Also not a teeny. Although I am very short and constantly get carded at the local gas station when I buy my husband cigarrettes. So I guess according to some people I am a teeny ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 12, 2003, 06:01:33 pm
I've never been carded in my entire life.  We went on a day cruise once and the guys on the boat kept offering me drinks...I was all o_O  I'M 16!  Now I just smile and nod and take the drink.  LMAO  3 years is a world of difference. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 12, 2003, 06:34:44 pm
I think it's funny that I get carded all the time... I'm frickin '26. I definitely don't look under 18. Who knows. :p

ok, go here:
http://www.jessicaweiser.com/downloads.htm

enjoy :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 12, 2003, 07:12:59 pm
thanks jess!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 12, 2003, 08:10:09 pm
now, don't just walk away
pretending everything's okay
and you don't care about me

and i know it's just no use
when all your lies become your truths
and i don't care

could you look me in the eye
and tell me that you're happy now?
would you tell it to my face
or have i been erased?
are you happy now?
are you happy now?

you took all there was to take
and left me with an empty plate
and you don't care about it

and i am giving up this game
and leaving you with all the blame
cause i don't care

could you look me in the eye
and tell me that you're happy now?
would you tell it to my face
or have i been erased?
are you happy now?
are you happy now?

are you happy now?
do you really have
everything you want?
you could never give me
something you ain't got
you can't run away from yourself

could you look me in the eye
and tell me that you're happy now?
come on tell it to my face
or have i been replaced?
are you happy now?
are you happy now?

would you look me in the eye
could you look me in the eye
i've had all that i can take
and i'm about to break
cause i'm happy now
are you happy now?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 13, 2003, 11:57:24 am
OMG *dies*

TOMORROW!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 13, 2003, 12:01:45 pm
OMG *dies* for you!! or is that with you  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 13, 2003, 05:11:15 pm
Track list according to your friend and mine...Best Buy.  Info of course stolen from the MBMB :D

1. Intro
2. Are You Happy Now?
3. Find My Way Back
4. Empty Handed
5. Tuesday Morning
6. One Of These Days
7. Love Me Like That
8.Desperately
9. Breathe
10. Where Are You Now?
11. Hotel Paper
12. Til I Get Over You
13. It's You
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 13, 2003, 06:53:19 pm
Nice... :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 13, 2003, 06:55:57 pm
Yay!

The digital single is available too. I'm a sucker and bought it :)

http://www.michellebranch.com/digitalsale

It sounds better on my computer speakers so I take back my comment about the mixing...

have fun tricia! :)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 13, 2003, 08:04:42 pm
I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself.  In 24 hours I will be in the GAMH in SF waiting for MB to perform.

I also bought the digital single...and finally got it to work.  So much better than with that AOL nonsense.  I've also heard it 3 times on the radio today. O_O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 13, 2003, 08:30:46 pm
Very cool! Enjoy yourself, and let us know how it goes  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 13, 2003, 09:25:03 pm
I wanna see a Trish and MB pic!
come on!

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 14, 2003, 09:58:43 am
aaaaaaaaarghhhh!
*dies*
It sounds sooooooo gooooood!!! *drools*
I'm dying for the album now!
June HAS TO come fast! (I know it won't come fast enough but oh well...)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 14, 2003, 11:50:32 am
Have fun PT!! I am so excited for you MBFH!! ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 14, 2003, 01:10:15 pm
Stupid digital singles!!!!
*available in the United States only*
Grrrrr!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 14, 2003, 08:26:57 pm
so tricia,

are you happy now???

:)

come on, we want details?

jess, counting the days till chicago :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 14, 2003, 08:30:55 pm
2 weeks from right about now the concert will be over :?, but hopefully it will have rocked!  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 15, 2003, 03:32:32 pm
No...I did not meet her.  I don't really want to talk about.  The way the whole thing went down pisses me off.

The show itself was freaking incredible.  I can't wait to see her in July when I'll finally know the words to the songs.

Her setlist:
Love Me Like That
Find My Way Back
Everywhere
Breathe
Goodbye to You
Where Are You Now
Empty Handed
You Get Me
Tuesday Morning
Till I Get Over You
All You Wanted
Are You Happy Now
***encore***
Desperately (acoustic)
Game Of Love (f/ Jess Harp)
Hotel Paper (f/ Jess Harp)

I just got home so I'll be posting pics way later.  *dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on May 15, 2003, 04:57:01 pm
I'm sorry you didnt get to meet her  :(

Interesting setlist. Most of em I dont know.

But she does "Game Of Love" which is cool! Back when Rob Thomas did "Smooth" with Santana, he refused to do it live during MBT concerts. "Its a Carlos Santana song, not a Matchbox Twenty song" he said. But its nice she's playing G.O.L.!  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 15, 2003, 05:09:01 pm
Yeah...it was super neat.  She sat down with her band (a la "Pretty Baby" lol) and did it.  Very cool

I did my pics...http://www.trixiedish.com/gallery  In the concert section called Michelle Branch 5/14/03
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 15, 2003, 06:16:08 pm
Awesome Trish!
yeah can't meet all the artists that you go to see in concert...
I wish there was a rule on that lol
Bc I want to meet her real bad too, but you deserve it more
you will meet her though I know it..
nice pics

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 15, 2003, 06:52:50 pm
well I am sorry to hear that but I am sure you will meet her soon!!
"Desperately" *dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 15, 2003, 07:12:55 pm
LOL...I know I'll meet her someday Danny.  The way that Thermasilk handled that show...you'll be lucky if you get to see her thrown into a taxi.  Plus...there were always other factors, including those involving children getting to go backstage and take tons of pictures.  I figure maybe if I'm a fan for another 2 years, I can meet her then. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 15, 2003, 07:47:00 pm
Nice pics Tricia, it is a bummer you didn't get to meet her tho.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 15, 2003, 07:52:36 pm
Yeah I am sure Trish....no biggie playa..
yeah nice setlist though...I can't wait for Chicago

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 15, 2003, 07:57:25 pm
Those pictures are great!! Thanks PT!!

MBFH!! ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 15, 2003, 08:06:51 pm
(http://www.trixiedish.com/images/mb_gamh_17.jpg)

Aren't we just the cutest bunch of Jolly Branchers ever?!?!?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 15, 2003, 08:21:34 pm
RWAR!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 15, 2003, 08:35:33 pm
WOW very cute girls  8O
*dies*

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on May 15, 2003, 09:34:07 pm
great pics

MmmmMmmMMMmm Michelle Branch....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 16, 2003, 08:02:37 am
Nice bunch of Jolly Branchers indeed.
The one with the red shirt is cute!  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 17, 2003, 03:12:42 pm
I heard "Are You Happy Now" on the radio while I was on my break at work  :D ... I am shocked as hell Milwaukee radio is picking up on it early for once, but I won't complain  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on May 17, 2003, 03:29:34 pm
hey, those are really cool pics...i was also wondering since it said on there that you went to a concert where Rooney was playing if you got to meet them? they're one of my favorite bands, but they never play in my area.... :cry: i'm waiting for them to break out...i think they could be huge
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 17, 2003, 05:16:23 pm
8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

Michelle Branch

Stage : Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard with Miller High Life
Date/Time : 07/03/2003 at 10:00pm  

DUUUUUUUUUUUDE, that is actually the first good Summerfest show! *dies*

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 17, 2003, 06:01:42 pm
(http://www.trixiedish.com/images/robertandus.jpg)

Nice guy that lead singer of Rooney...hot too. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on May 17, 2003, 07:56:54 pm
>>>>>>>>>>>>JEALOUS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

that rocks  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 21, 2003, 09:04:46 am
I haven't been listening to the radio much but I just heard "Are You Happy Now" on it...again one of those wth!?! You know how you recognize it then you realize.

:)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 22, 2003, 11:58:29 am
http://www.avrilbandaids.com/media/

Acoustic versions of "Hotel Paper" (BEAUTIFUL!!!!!), "All You wanted" and "Game of Love"!!!

:)))

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on May 22, 2003, 12:03:56 pm
lol tricia looks confused in that picture.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 22, 2003, 12:40:39 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
http://www.avrilbandaids.com/media/

Acoustic versions of "Hotel Paper" (BEAUTIFUL!!!!!), "All You wanted" and "Game of Love"!!!


Jess, your link won't work  :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: icebox13 on May 22, 2003, 01:23:23 pm
it works for me, though
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 22, 2003, 01:23:59 pm
Nevermind, the link is working now!
Weird! lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 22, 2003, 05:27:38 pm
Hotel Paper

I write mostly on hotel paper
Knowing that my thoughts will never leave this room
I'd be out of line telling you to leave her
So I lie all lonely surrounded by you
By you

And lately I can't be happy for no one
And lately I need some time to myself
I've tried to smile but I can't remember
And I know tomorrow there'll be nothing else

And I
I wanted to be
Giving you everything she not giving
And I
I wanted to see
Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

You turned out to be more than I bargained for
And I can't tell that you need to get away
Forgive me if I meant that I'd love to love you
We both realise that we're too late

And I
I wanted to be
Giving you everything that she's not giving
And I
I wanted to see
Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

Maybe this wind blowing just came from the outside

I write mostly on hotel paper
And I know check out is always at noon
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 22, 2003, 06:49:45 pm
Where are the other two?
I just see Hotel Paper =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 22, 2003, 07:42:47 pm
They were there earlier... are they not there?

Let me know and I'll host them on my site if not... I'll put them up tomorrow morning.

Danny, Will I see you guys in chi town??

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 22, 2003, 07:59:49 pm
Jess of course you will see me and Brian!
PM me your number I will give you a call ok?
Yeah they are gone now, if u can host them =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 22, 2003, 08:18:13 pm
Yeah, we will be there. You can't miss us. Trust me ;)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 22, 2003, 09:27:03 pm
I'll put them up tomorrow, I'm too annoyed w/ something right now to deal w/ uploading and all that. hehe.

I'll PM you my #. I'm going to the meet and greet, though, and I have no idea if that is before or after or what... so I don't know when we'll be able to meet up. But if you call me we can work it out! Cool? :) I think we're leaving around 12 and it takes us about 3+1/2 hours to get there.

I am now officially addicted to the song "hotel paper". Beautiful.

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 22, 2003, 09:34:58 pm
Wow, how did you get into the M&G??

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 23, 2003, 08:07:25 pm
I know Jess!
*jealous*
argh! tell her I am flying from Florida!
she has to meet me ! =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 23, 2003, 09:55:04 pm
LMAO...I know how Jess got the passes. ;)

Nice try Danny...I wanted to pull the "I've been a fan since the summer of 2001 and I bought your CD the day it came out and this is my fifth concert of yours", but alas, her tour manager's kind of a prick and throws her in cabs and stuff.  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 24, 2003, 02:56:53 am
not that Thermasillk crap!
*dresses like a woman and will use silky and flowery smelly hair products*
I know Tricia...I will try anyways haha
no biggie though...no expectations at all..

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 24, 2003, 05:32:30 am
YES!  You need to wear a Thermasilk shirt!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 24, 2003, 09:47:18 am
Hey, I like Thermasilk :P LOL.  But I don't need them whoring their products to me at the MB show... although free stuff might be cool ;)

I wish I could get more passes for you 2, but I don't know if I can. My friend hooked me up w/ tix to the show (since I'm poor) and the passes... I might talk to her before the show and I'll ask if she can get more but please don't get your hopes up cause she said 2 originally just for me and my husband.... but I will hook you guys up if I can!

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 24, 2003, 07:53:58 pm
That would be super great if you can, but if not no worries
thanks Jess! <3

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 24, 2003, 09:59:24 pm
well there's like a 10% chance, so... please don't get your hopes up cause I feel bad. I shouldn't have said anything on any of the boards, I have been bombarded w/ requests from people.

Anyway, hopefully I will see you guys there! We're leaving at noon!

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 24, 2003, 11:27:45 pm
Ah, it is cool. We don't go in with any expectations anyway, so if we get to meet her we do, if we don't, we don't.

I hope that we get to see you there though  :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: icebox13 on May 25, 2003, 07:33:26 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Hotel Paper

I write mostly on hotel paper
Knowing that my thoughts will never leave this room
I'd be out of line telling you to leave her
So I lie all lonely surrounded by you
By you

And lately I can't be happy for no one
And lately I need some time to myself
I've tried to smile but I can't remember
And I know tomorrow there'll be nothing else

And I
I wanted to be
Giving you everything she not giving
And I
I wanted to see
Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

You turned out to be more than I bargined for
And I can't tell that you need to get away
Forgive me if I meant that I'd love to love you
We both realise that we're too late

And I
I wanted to be
Giving you everything that she's not giving
And I
I wanted to see
Cause I didn't believe what I'd been hearing

Maybe this wind blowing just came from the outside

I write mostly on hotel paper
And I know check out is always at noon


the lyrics are great!!! i just love the catchy last two lines... made me smile...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 26, 2003, 09:58:24 pm
yeah Jess see you there!
Title: .....................................
Post by: Alecs on May 26, 2003, 10:28:52 pm
:D I'va always lovd Meech and ALWAYS hated why everyone gets pissy about Meech and Nessa. I met Michelle Friday in Dallas and she was sweeter than sugar!!!! The show rocked. I will be going to the next show that I can of hers. Nessa of course is my 1st female music love of choice but Michelle was AWESOME!!!!! I just wish the film in my stupid camera hadn't got ruined because I actually met her and got pics but the camera broke. Sheet happens.... :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: badsrx7 on May 26, 2003, 10:30:58 pm
yay for alecs.

aww that is awesome.
Title: it was nice
Post by: Alecs on May 26, 2003, 10:50:46 pm
8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 27, 2003, 06:05:13 am
Why do people call her Meech?  Do they call her that to her face too?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 27, 2003, 11:21:50 pm
Wednesday 5.28 TRL
Ashanti takes the stage, Nick Cannon drops by with his new video (featuring B2K), and we debut Michelle Branch's new video. Even better...


Thursday 5.29
Michelle Branch performs, Mark Walhberg and Mos Def stop by, and a Sean Paul premiere keeps the Spankin' New music flowin'.


I don't know about the whole Meech thing... but I know it's a hispanic thing. My friend Michelle's mom was Spanish and remember with the accent it sounded like Meechelle. My uncle calls my aunt Meecha instead of Michelle.
Title: hey,
Post by: icebox13 on May 28, 2003, 07:36:55 am
anyone watched the AYHN video already? it's a masterpiece... vintage, sleak, kinda character type of vid,... the colors are great... unfortunately, she does not hold a guitar in the vid... :cry:  :cry:
she actually looks like the original MBranch on the BB album
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 28, 2003, 08:03:22 am
The vid isn't set to premiere in the US until TRL today.  1 PM Eastern
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 28, 2003, 10:02:55 am
DUDE. I'm not going to the show today due to the fact that someone who owes me money for work I did for her HASN'T PAID ME :( I'm so upset. And I tried to get the meet and greet passes switched to danny's name but it isn't possible :( Take tons of pics guys... and hopefully I'll see ya soon.  I am going to go to a dixie chicks show to finally see michelle and I know that she'll be doing a club tour in the fall.

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 28, 2003, 10:07:11 am
Oh Jess...that sucks so much ass.  I'm so sorry you don't get to go.  But I know you'll for sure have a good time at the Dixie Chicks show.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 28, 2003, 10:08:33 am
yeah, it totally sucks :(((( but yeah at least i'll get to see her in august, right?

the worst part is that the meet and greet passes will be totally wasted. i wish i would've know all of this sooner because it would've been easier to switch the name earlier in the week.

debt sucks, that's all i gotta say

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 28, 2003, 10:13:05 am
Yeah...dude...if I were you, I'd be busting some ass for making me miss out on the Michelle show.  *goes kung fu*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 28, 2003, 12:58:28 pm
I got to talk to Danny earlier :) However, both of our cell phones were doing weird stuff, and I was hearing all kinds of other voices, and the last 1/2 of our conversation was totally messed up. So Danny if you see this, sorry if it was weird but I couldn't understand what you were saying :) And I hope you guys had a great time and thanks for thinking of me and trying to help me out... it's all good. I'm feeling OK and I'll meet up w/ you guys soon I hope. But post all the details HERE :) and if you tape it I better get a copy ;)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on May 28, 2003, 03:40:42 pm
I just saw the video on Total Request Tape Delay.

It's pretty trippy. Kinda dream/nightmare like....
I like the song, but that video will take some getting used to.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 28, 2003, 03:47:53 pm
I think the video is so rad.  I just watched it 3 times.  I absolutely love it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 28, 2003, 04:25:55 pm
Yeah, I love the video! That was very cool :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 28, 2003, 06:34:40 pm
damn me! I reminded everyone else but I forgot to set my timer, ugh!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 28, 2003, 07:23:18 pm
LMAO...after seeing the vid...I had to find the tabs...now I can't stop playing it on my geetar.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 28, 2003, 10:10:06 pm
Jess it is ok...I wish I could of done something to have you there ..I was so looking forward to meeting you...all I can say is ARGH.
No taping...It is HOB..they are brutal.  No Cameras either so no pics..
and that really sucks ass about the meet and greet! But thanks for trying though Jess *hugs*
Well I will let Brian tell you about the show...
Let me say this though I am fuckin speechless man...
That was the best show I have ever seen for real..
Hotel Paper looks like it is going to be a classic album.
" Breathe" and " Where are you now?" are my absolute favorites.
All I can say is DAMMMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNN!!
She keeps going this way she will be the best female artist out there..
even glide pass VC??  Damn V the pressure is on!

Danny
Title: yep
Post by: Alecs on May 28, 2003, 10:21:27 pm
she was soooooooooo badass at the Dallas show.She rocked!!! She didn't play guitar the whole time so she was able to bust out more vocally. that sux about your situation. Get this, I met her and got pics with her by her bus and my camera broke and all the film was ruined!!! I didn't get the pleasure of the meet and greet. I had to bust my butt to figure out which bus she was really in. :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 28, 2003, 10:23:04 pm
since when does TRL repeat at 2am? And look how lucky I am it is coming up next, go me!!
Title: yeah I just noticed that too
Post by: Alecs on May 28, 2003, 10:34:18 pm
I guess they just do it when something new is on??? I haven't got a clue.

Anyway glad ya get to see it. i watched it earlier and the video really does rock. don't forget she is live tomorrow  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 28, 2003, 10:47:48 pm
I know,  I already set my timer. I learned my lesson.  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 28, 2003, 10:53:10 pm
The Chicago show was real cool. Danny and I rode around Chicago for most of the day, called Jess, then just chilled out. It was raining hard than a mo' fizzle when we got to the venue at around 4, so we just parked and chilled.

HOB is killer for security, and we couldn't even find the back door or whatever so we just kicked it until 5:30 when we went to the HOB Resturant to eat so we could do the Pass The Line stuff... We saw all of the M&G people with the bright blue ass "Are You Happy Now" tour pendants lol. We waited about a half hour, and were done eating by 6:30 and got in the line or whatever. The Thermasilk "Heat Team" straight was out in force, now giving everyone the "AYHN" tour pendants. ... We got to go upstairs at about 6:50, and we were 3 or 4 people from the front of the stage a bit to the left. The show was supposed to start at 8:00, but the stage crew or whatever was messing around with all of the different guitars until 8:30... I am not sure if someone was missing or what but they did not start the damn show until 8:50 LOL. Thankfully it was just Michelle, so we didn't have to sit around too long lol.

Anyway, the show was so hot, Michelle had that fire. She was hitting EVERY note and the new songs were hype. "Find Your Way Back", "Where Are You Now?", "Breathe", and "Tuesday Morning" were the ones I liked most. She worked the crowd pretty well too. "Game of Love" acoustic was as Danny would say, was straight the hard LOL. It was awesome. The setlist was the same as the show Tricia attended, but no Jessica Harp at the end for the encores.

Like Danny said, if HP can live up to how it sounds on the live tip, it will be a classic. Michelle has gotten so much better, she seems like she is at the top of her game right now so maybe she will truly blow up with this album and everyone who hasn't recognized finally will. We did not really stay around to see if we could meet her, but we did get some dope MB stickers outside the venue, and had it not been raining we could have gotten these killer posters they hung outside of the venue. All in all it was the bomb show, one of the best I have been to.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 29, 2003, 05:43:00 am
That's awesome, I'm jealous...

Yeah Jess H. had to go home, I spoke w/ her yesterday morning for awhile.

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 29, 2003, 05:55:12 am
Awww Jess, I'm so sorry for ya.
Guys, if anyone has made a capture of the video, I'm interested!!!!
Thanks.
Title: michelle live in 3 minutes on trl!!!!
Post by: Alecs on May 29, 2003, 12:39:24 pm
just a reminder
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 29, 2003, 01:12:36 pm
Nice performance :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on May 29, 2003, 03:24:02 pm
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Nice performance :)

-Brian


Brian, no it wasn't...I thought it was terrible...now if she wasn't trying to be avril lavigne, or wasn't "dancing" or wasn't singing (screaming?), or plain wasn't there at all, and had the band, it would have been a nice performance.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on May 29, 2003, 03:53:08 pm
I've heard/seen worse, trust me. LOL. I didn't find it that horrible.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 29, 2003, 05:30:35 pm
Vocally she sounded a little bit tired to me -- which isn't suprising at all considering her schedule. Honestly, as someone who has been singing forever and touring as well, I could NEVER handle her current schedule. I don't know how she does it. My voice is totally shot after an hour or so of singing...and doing it for a few days straight is very demanding.  And plus it looks like she hasn't been sleeping much :) But I thought her performance on TRL was ok. Plus she's just so damn cute ;)

I don't think she's trying to be Avril or anything like that. I think she just wrote a rock song (and we all know Avril didn't invent rock ;) ) and she rocks out on it.  

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 29, 2003, 05:35:02 pm
*big hugs for Michelle*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 29, 2003, 07:15:01 pm
I did set the timer but I have to wait until I get off to see it. I am sure she was fine!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on May 29, 2003, 09:49:20 pm
Can I just say that I love Michelle Branch even more... I too only like the wings and I only like ranch not blue cheese *barf*  :lol:

And I think she was GREAT!! Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 30, 2003, 04:21:50 am
You are going to have a great time!

D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 30, 2003, 09:18:54 am
I only like the wings too.

But bleu cheese=YUM! :)

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on May 30, 2003, 10:50:36 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
I only like the wings too.

But bleu cheese=YUM! :)

jessica


I don't like the hot sauce...

*is ashamed*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: neos on May 30, 2003, 10:57:22 am
Does anyone know if HP is gonna be released in Europe the same day as in the US? Hope I can get it here somehow. I had to buy The Spirit Room in England, cos I couldn't find it here (so yeah, sometimes if they say Europe they don't mean all of Europe, ugh!) *fingers crossed*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on May 30, 2003, 11:42:09 am
Neri: if you can't get it i will order two and then send you one if you like?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 30, 2003, 11:48:35 am
http://boards.michellebranch.net/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=8161032&m=3241067
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on May 30, 2003, 11:55:28 am
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH *dies* that must be the first time in living history that a record has been released earlier here. The mind boggles...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 30, 2003, 12:04:22 pm
LOL...I wonder if the Euro version is different from the US version
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 30, 2003, 03:28:19 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
LOL...I wonder if the Euro version is different from the US version


Well June 23rd in Germany means December in France! hahaha
Not sure about that.....
And Trish, I think it should be the same, the japanese one might have a bonus track though. *thinks about ordering the japanese version*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: neos on May 31, 2003, 05:33:10 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
http://boards.michellebranch.net/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=8161032&m=3241067


Thanks Trish. I'll ask some CD shops if they are planning on ordering any
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 31, 2003, 08:55:07 am
Well if the Euro release is different, I may be begging ya'll to send it to me. :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on May 31, 2003, 09:10:09 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Well if the Euro release is different, I may be begging ya'll to send it to me. :P


*is astounded by role reversal* mwhahaha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 31, 2003, 09:33:48 am
Mock my misfortune!  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 31, 2003, 09:36:35 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Well if the Euro release is different, I may be begging ya'll to send it to me. :P


Again, I seriously doubt the Euro release to be different. I wouldn't worry too much if I were you Trish!  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on May 31, 2003, 09:46:36 am
LOL...I'm not worried.  Just thinking ahead.

The album comes out on my 19 and 3/4 birthday.  LMAO...I'm such a nerd.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on May 31, 2003, 08:29:57 pm
Nerd!  :lol:
wow almost 20!

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on June 01, 2003, 02:00:51 am
Trish you're such a big nerd! haha  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 01, 2003, 06:36:04 am
Sheesh...you didn't have to agree with me! LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 03, 2003, 12:06:50 pm
I got the new Blender in the mail today...
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/mb-blender-thumb.jpg) (http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/mb-blender.jpg)
What frustrates you?
You dont know how many times I walk down the street and people go, "Oh, my God, I love your video where you're playing the piano." Fuck off! I mean, I know that's not their fault. I'm sure Vanessa Carlton gets the same thing.


lmao
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 03, 2003, 12:10:53 pm
O_O  DAMN
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on June 03, 2003, 12:19:25 pm
i would hope nessa gets the same thing, cuz she does play the piano any everything... lol j/k
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 03, 2003, 12:26:22 pm
LMAO that is hilarious!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 03, 2003, 12:26:52 pm
BV left out the best part.

"he had the biggest dick I've ever seen."  LMAO

Now I have to go buy that issue of Blender.  When does it hit shelves?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 03, 2003, 12:29:00 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
BV left out the best part.
"he had the biggest dick I've ever seen."  LMAO
Now I have to go buy that issue of Blender.  When does it hit shelves?

lol guess you found the rest on the MBMB. *shrug* There is more MB stuff in the CD review section, so you'll want to get it. It has Jewel on the cover. blah. If its not on shelves yet, it should be soon.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 03, 2003, 12:44:21 pm
LOL! I love that quote from her.

I got the mag too in the mail yesterday.  The Jewel story is interesting... some insight into the new album and stuff like that.....

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 03, 2003, 12:46:39 pm
o_O

I will have to pick that up !

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 03, 2003, 02:01:54 pm
Tee hee...gotta love the MBMB
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on June 04, 2003, 06:29:32 pm
is meech jewish?  she was wearing the star of david (i think) in i think it was the Ym magazine this issue...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 04, 2003, 09:14:13 pm
No, she isn't Jewish...

I think she went to a Catholic high school actually.

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 04, 2003, 11:06:39 pm
Hey! Katia and I went to the DC show tonight. The show was great...I loved "Desperately" SSFR!! *dies*

We pimped the NH.com so hopefully our new friends will come and check us out.

I can't post my pics until I get home but Katia might get to do hers later. I think someone has a copy of the setlist but I don't think she did one of the songs that is on there.

We didn't get to meet her but I did get a wave when she went into soundcheck which was very cool and after the show got some more waves and blown kisses, lol...we also got lots of cool things to include picks, yay!!  :lol:

so stay tuned!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 04, 2003, 11:51:22 pm
Very cool :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: One Girl Army on June 05, 2003, 07:47:56 am
8O Who has the biggest dick she's ever seen?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 05, 2003, 04:56:32 pm
28 days, 2 hrs., 16 min., 46 sec. LOL

*waits for pics from DC Show*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 05, 2003, 08:22:20 pm
awesome Let!

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 05, 2003, 08:30:44 pm
LMAO word *thinks about contacting Derek about that live rip himself* lol

-Brian
Title: TV Update
Post by: topher8467 on June 06, 2003, 10:35:21 am
Friday, June 6 (11:35 or 10:35). Check Your local listings.

Michelle Branch on Leno.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 06, 2003, 11:06:47 am
(from Rolling Stone)
"When I was ten, I wanted to be sixteen so I could drive. As I got closer to
sixteen, I wanted to be eighteen so I could smoke, have sex and buy porn." --MICHELLE BRANCH
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: JazzyManda on June 06, 2003, 11:13:21 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
(from Rolling Stone)
"When I was ten, I wanted to be sixteen so I could drive. As I got closer to
sixteen, I wanted to be eighteen so I could smoke, have sex and buy porn." --MICHELLE BRANCH





daaaaamn

lol


Amanda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 11:51:42 am
Is that in the newest rolling stone?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 11:55:33 am
Between that and Blender, I think she needs to be on Girls Gone Wild
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 06, 2003, 12:15:23 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Between that and Blender, I think she needs to be on Girls Gone Wild

(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/shock.gif) now that I'd buy! You know to.. errr.... support the artist... yeh that's it...

And the Rolling Stone quote was in the daily email music news thing they send out.
Title: ummmm
Post by: Alecs on June 06, 2003, 12:40:33 pm
2 copies please!!!!
Title: From DC
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 01:15:12 pm
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR52.jpg)
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR55.jpg)
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR68.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 01:21:43 pm
YAY...thanks for the pics!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on June 06, 2003, 01:27:55 pm
wow, those are really good pics. were you front row center?
Title: I got more
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 02:30:28 pm
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR84.jpg)
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR95.jpg)
(http://www.boomspeed.com/letsoluna/MBFHFR100.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 03:02:32 pm
LMAO @ the pic names
Title: ayhn? You betcha!!
Post by: MartUK on June 06, 2003, 05:07:52 pm
Just seen the video for are you happy now on TMF. So we're getting it on the cheapo music video channels in the UK now. Which is cool, because I can't remember *ever* seeing a MB video on them before. Hopefully The Hits will add it to the request list soon.

Oh, and I mucho liked the vid and the track :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 05:50:36 pm
Quote from: "jlmusicchick"
wow, those are really good pics. were you front row center?


thanks. I think Katia's pictures are even better than mine. But yes were were front row center  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 06, 2003, 06:00:31 pm
Yeah very cool pics Leti =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 06:38:28 pm
I can't wait for my next Michelle show.  eeeeeee
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 07:14:47 pm
I can't wait for your next show too!! Poor Michelle got some boos when she mentioned the whole DC thing.  :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on June 06, 2003, 07:17:10 pm
a lot of make-up, she wears.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 07:53:41 pm
Hey BV...*post 293*

MB rules Ev!  RAWR!

And screw the booers.  She'll be just fine in Sac, and Oak, and SJ, cause we'll be cheering our asses off.

LMAO...well, she has to cover her portwine stain.  It takes a lot of makeup to do that
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 06, 2003, 07:57:18 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Hey BV...*post 293*
MB rules Ev!  RAWR!

BLAH! *shakes fist*
Its a phase. Ev will regain its throne soon enough.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 08:05:59 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"


And screw the booers.  She'll be just fine in Sac, and Oak, and SJ, cause we'll be cheering our asses off.


That's what I am talking about!! I have two friends going to one of those shows, unfortunately I don't remember which one, probably Sac

Quote from: "DixieChck615"

LMAO...well, she has to cover her portwine stain.  It takes a lot of makeup to do that


haha, I think she looks great!!

MBFHFR!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 08:11:29 pm
I think she looks great too.

A hot mamacita she is.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 06, 2003, 09:40:03 pm
Very cool pictures Let :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 06, 2003, 10:31:51 pm
*thunks head against desk* I forgot to watch Michelle on Leno! DOH!

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2003, 10:59:06 pm
*watches leno right now*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 06, 2003, 11:08:48 pm
you suck!! I totally forgot, ugh!!  :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 06, 2003, 11:33:58 pm
My local station is taunting me LOL

They usually re-run Leno @ 2:05, and I initially thought that it was going to be the one played earlier tonight, but it isn't ... tonight's re-run is the episode where Ev performs. They are taunting me lol!  :evil:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 07, 2003, 12:25:14 am
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
*thunks head against desk* I forgot to watch Michelle on Leno! DOH!

My local station is taunting me LOL
They usually re-run Leno @ 2:05, and I initially thought that it was going to be the one played earlier tonight, but it isn't ... tonight's re-run is the episode where Ev performs. They are taunting me lol!  :evil:

You didnt miss much. *shrug* Ev is more entertaining.
Title: hmmm
Post by: Alecs on June 07, 2003, 01:52:44 am
Those pics from DC are great. She wore thos same pants at the Dallas show :-))) :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on June 07, 2003, 03:45:20 am
Grrrrreat pics Let!!
I can't wait to go to a Michelle show!!
May I come with you guys??  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 07, 2003, 06:32:39 am
The only thing I didn't like about her performance was the outfit...well, the pants and shoes anyway.  :/  Plus the lame-o crowd.  But it was funny seeing people I knew in there.  But yeah, not the best, by far not the worst.

BV's just jealous because MB's cooler.  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 07, 2003, 10:32:13 am
ok, fill me in PT...are you talking about the Leno performance? It was at a show? Sorry Let is lost as usual  :oops:

Thanks guys, I have some more pics but I wasn't sure how many you guys wanted to see.

I know they show Leno over like a day or so off I will keep watching.  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on June 07, 2003, 11:39:29 am
she does wear a lot of make up! hehe, and whats this about the DC thing?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 07, 2003, 11:46:23 am
Rosie, go back two pages, there are pics I took from the MB show Katia and I went to in DC as in Washington DC
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on June 07, 2003, 12:58:58 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
The only thing I didn't like about her performance was the outfit...well, the pants and shoes anyway.  :/  Plus the lame-o crowd.  But it was funny seeing people I knew in there.  But yeah, not the best, by far not the worst.

BV's just jealous because MB's cooler.  LOL


those pants scared me...lol, she looked like she came in on a tornado.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on June 08, 2003, 05:45:02 am
I havent seen her whole video yet but i saw clips of it on TRL! woohoo!! It's awsome! I hope it gets to #1 soon!! yup! I can't wait for the CD to come out either...and I hope its enhanced...yup yup! haha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on June 08, 2003, 06:31:16 am
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
I can't wait for the CD to come out either...and I hope its enhanced...yup yup! haha


I read on the MBMB that it should be enhanced with videos and live stuff  8)
But they cancelled the dvd that was supposed to come out months ago, dang... :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on June 08, 2003, 07:39:37 am
Quote

I read on the MBMB that it should be enhanced with videos and live stuff  8)
But they cancelled the dvd that was supposed to come out months ago, dang... :(


 :( thats just not nice! Well there will probably be one out soon then just because she has so many cute fans!! yup yup!! But enhancment!! YAYA!! lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 08, 2003, 04:23:20 pm
please keep this amongst nh.com people and do *not* post the link anywhere else... save it to your hard drive... till i get over you - live (http://www.jessicaweiser.com/Till_I_Get_Over_You1.mp3)

and if anyone has anything they wanna send me in return.......;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 08, 2003, 06:05:43 pm
Thanks Jess =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 08, 2003, 06:18:07 pm
Thanks so much Jess!

I'm working on getting something that you might like. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 08, 2003, 06:43:13 pm
sweet :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 08, 2003, 08:02:49 pm
Thanks Jess :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: JazzyManda on June 08, 2003, 08:09:44 pm
i watched Meech on Leno last night and i think the performance sucked, bad. lol. she was so out of tune, it hurt to listen. i don't think i like her live. i don't know, maybe it was just one of those bad performances, but i didn't think it was too good.  :roll:

 

Amanda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 08, 2003, 08:21:17 pm
She was sick/tired..... she has performed that song better in the past...

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 08, 2003, 08:28:49 pm
Quote from: "JazzyManda"
i watched Meech on Leno last night and i think the performance sucked, bad. lol. she was so out of tune, it hurt to listen. i don't think i like her live. i don't know, maybe it was just one of those bad performances, but i didn't think it was too good.  :roll:


Out of tune?  Not at all.  Singing in a different key?  Yep.  She sang the song a lot lower than she sings it normally.  She's very very sick.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 10, 2003, 09:03:45 pm
ROFLMFAO...I was number 61 on the top 100 PIF voters list.  Crack me up
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 12, 2003, 08:54:09 pm
If you go to the Media Player you can hear the full-length version of "Hotel Paper" and clips of "Breathe" and "Find your way back"

Well.. kind of. There are really annoying intentional loops/skips/etc, but for those who can't wait to hear it, here ya go  :)

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 12, 2003, 08:57:25 pm
Okay... I thought that was just because I am on dialup and streaming doesn't work so well LOL. Good enough for me. Thanks  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 12, 2003, 09:02:34 pm
Well I just got in trouble from someone @ Maverick for posting the link so I removed it here. I didn't mean to cause trouble, I thought it was a public thing... d'oh!

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 12, 2003, 09:05:50 pm
Geez they yelled at you about it that quick? sheesh. It's FUBAR listening-wise, so I don't know what they have to be mad about, it's not like the stream is crystal clear.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 12, 2003, 09:07:41 pm
Yup :( D'oh! I had no idea it was a private thing... but he is removing all topics that have to do with leaks/downloads/etc......

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 12, 2003, 09:15:28 pm
Yeah, I saw a topic or two over on the MBMB about the stream...  *shakes head* I just think it is silly that they are going to be like that with this, it isn't like it is downloadable unless you rip it through a sound program, and I don't know about you but I wouldn't bother the way they F'ed up this recording.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 12, 2003, 09:29:41 pm
*hides from the wrath of Mav*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 12, 2003, 09:38:25 pm
Geez, I think we have finally found a company in the anal retentive range that rivals Wind Up LOL

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 12, 2003, 09:45:45 pm
Well...c'mon...you know what Madonna did...and Maverick is Madonna's very own plaything
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 12, 2003, 10:11:49 pm
yup! Maverick is getting very tight.....but it is a reputable label..
much repect ...they don't hold shitty artists..
ha I am very proud of this FREE poster haha!!

(http://www.uwm.edu/~briancw2/sigs/michelle.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 12, 2003, 10:14:20 pm
True they don't hold on to bad artists lol

Kick ass poster man!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 12, 2003, 10:16:09 pm
I have that very poster hanging above my closet. :D

I'd take a pic, but that would involve me getting up to get my camera
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 12, 2003, 10:36:01 pm
Yeah I have seen a few diff Hotel Paper posters.
There is this record store that just has all of them in a pile for free taking..
kinda cool
I wanted the big one, but they didn't have anymore =(

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 12, 2003, 10:43:53 pm
O_O  I want a poster that's free for the taking.  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on June 13, 2003, 05:27:25 am
Quote from: "superscientific"
Yeah I have seen a few diff Hotel Paper posters.
There is this record store that just has all of them in a pile for free taking..
kinda cool
I wanted the big one, but they didn't have anymore =(

danny


Err, may I have a free HP poster please??
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 13, 2003, 07:50:32 pm
Ghis if I can get you one I will man
I will go on my day off and try to find one for ya ok?
no promises though, but there is a good chance =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 13, 2003, 08:18:12 pm
I had Taylor take one down from the venue it's actually a Thermasilk Are You Happy Now tour poster.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 13, 2003, 08:28:40 pm
I have one of those too.  It's in my brother's room.  I stole stuff :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 13, 2003, 08:40:38 pm
:lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 13, 2003, 08:54:28 pm
I would of but it was raining =(
but it is ok ....these posters are all around these record stores.
I am bound to get that HUGE one =)

Danny

the stickers are cool too by the way..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 19, 2003, 09:57:20 pm
I am sure you people already know this but I just saw a "Hotel Paper" Target commercial and it says it features over 15 minutes of video footage, in studio footage recording HP, plus 3 songs from sessions on AOL.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 19, 2003, 10:01:30 pm
Quote from: "eclv"
I am sure you people already know this but I just saw a "Hotel Paper" Target commercial and it says it features over 15 minutes of video footage, in studio footage recording HP, plus 3 songs from sessions on AOL.

This a bonus DVD or ECD on the HP disc?
Damnit I may actually have to buy it now.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 19, 2003, 10:14:41 pm
You should buy it BV come on support these artists =)
plus I want her to go Gold on the first week

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 19, 2003, 10:24:19 pm
it was just the cd...is what got out of the commercial
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 19, 2003, 10:48:34 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
This a bonus DVD or ECD on the HP disc?
Damnit I may actually have to buy it now.


Not a bad investment man  :D. Michelle is the hottest of the hot right now, no fronting on that LOL.

Quote from: "superscientific"
I want her to go Gold on the first week


Werd son!

-B
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 19, 2003, 10:52:11 pm
y'all are just trying to make me a damn Jolly Brancher. I will NOT fall to the dark side!

Even if I do buy the CD, I wont be a JB!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 19, 2003, 10:58:18 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
y'all are just trying to make me a damn Jolly Brancher. I will NOT fall to the dark side!

Even if I do buy the CD, I wont be a JB!


Fine, that's more Michelle for ME then!  :razz:  :wink:

*continues spitting MB lyrics verbatim, is scared of the fact that he can do so for songs he just began hearing a few days ago*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 19, 2003, 11:02:25 pm
don't worry Brian, Danny can too
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 19, 2003, 11:09:36 pm
:lol:  Yeah he was telling me about that on his drive back the other night, but he has an ear for music so that isn't so suprising.

I am suprised I am that into the lyrics to pick up on them this quick  8O
Title: umm
Post by: Alecs on June 20, 2003, 08:00:23 am
Did anyone see Michelle with Santana on ABC this morning??? She was great! She sounded as good and looked as cute as always.

Someone throw Kevin a Jolly Brancher!!! :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on June 20, 2003, 04:35:50 pm
Are you happy now was on MTV and VH1 today and I finally saw the whole video. I think it is so pretty. I kinda got sick of it after seeing it like 10000 times in one day but I still think it's wicked pretty!! I love the colors. I love how she had the balls to play with all the blue. It was great. I don't see why the people on her site are saying it's such a bad video. I love it and it really shows Michelles creativity.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 21, 2003, 03:08:47 pm
I finally found the most recent edition of Blender, the one with the Michelle stuff in it.  :)

ROTFL at :

Quote from: "Michelle"
My tour manager is black, and one day he turned to me and said, "Dang, you got some booty for a white girl."


That's ironic because after watching the AIDS Day Concert MPG's I said the same thing about her to my friend LOL.

There are some good pictures of her in here too  :D

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 21, 2003, 08:12:45 pm
Yeah Michelle is a cutie...
yeah I can hear a song like twice and know 40% to 50 % of the song lol

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 21, 2003, 08:16:22 pm
Word! Killin it with the HP banner. I need to add that to my website LOL

(ha 1000 for michelle, word ;))

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 22, 2003, 08:11:08 am
ok absolutely no excuses!!
9.99 at Best buy and Circuit City ...
I am gonna buy a couple =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jaggedpill on June 22, 2003, 01:51:13 pm
I am going to be getting the album soon :)
Which one is better? This one or the spirit room?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 22, 2003, 04:47:05 pm
I'd say Hotel Paper is the better album. ;)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 22, 2003, 08:50:02 pm
Ooooooh you need both lol
but Hotel paper is better I think as well

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 22, 2003, 09:58:26 pm
re: MB-Love Me Like That
friend: this sounds like country
BV: yeh it kinda does
BV: the guitar parts def do
friend: now i know why she is touring with the D. Chicks
friend: this song fits
BV: lmao
friend: this album sounds countryish to me
friend: a LOT
BV: maybe shes crossing over.
BV: (http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/p.gif)
friend: lol
friend: maybe
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 22, 2003, 11:05:45 pm
Yeah, it does sound country a bit, but she is just experimenting with different styles, which is cool.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on June 22, 2003, 11:07:48 pm
Id really like to get it but i think ill have to stick to my burned copy when someone nice uploads it on kazaa lol.
Unless i ask for it for my birthday.

And id pick Hotel Paper over The Spirit Room but they are both a really awesome cds.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on June 23, 2003, 01:24:48 pm
Hotel Paper was out at wallmart today so I bought it!!! hahaha It's a cool cd! I really really like Tuesday Morning....it's my favorite song so far!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 23, 2003, 02:38:34 pm
Wow...*pictures BIG fines for Wal-Mart*

*sings* Selling the album before the release date is illegal...your store can be fined more than 1000 dollars per CD *stops singing*

*listens to bootlegged Hotel Paper*

LMAO
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on June 23, 2003, 02:50:14 pm
when is the release date?

and 1,000 dollars per CD...that's kinda stupid....strange money hungry industry it is.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 23, 2003, 03:36:33 pm
I definitely prefer HP but I think TSR has some good, catchy songs on it. I really like working out to TSR.  But for driving around and thinking about love, life, etc., HP :)

I don't understand really why HP is getting such bad reviews... I know that Rolling Stone is lame so I don't really consider them to be an accurate source of information anymore... but I've read some other bad reviews too... it's too bad, cause I think it really is a solid album.

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 23, 2003, 03:58:26 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
re: MB-Love Me Like That
friend: this sounds like country


song is definitely country, kinda catchy, suprisingly I like it none the less.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 23, 2003, 04:02:50 pm
It's the same deal if you sell books before their release date.  We had Harry Potter last Monday, but we weren't allowed to sell it until Saturday.  Fines up the ying yang.  That's all I can say about that.

HP is such a rad album.  I've read some reviews I've agreed with (the good ones :P) and some that have made me go o_O WTF? but I have formed my own opinion and written my own review but basically I said this: yes it's still over produced, BUT the overall sound and lyrics have vastly matured and I think it's her best effort to date.  I dig the departure from the "poppish" sound.  I like that I can hear the country/folk/classic rock influences I know she has.  Solid album...2 thumbs up.

PS...to anyone who already has the ACTUAL CD in their grubby little paws...is there, or is there not, a bonus track?  And if so, wth is it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 23, 2003, 04:07:56 pm
yeah, I totally loved "Desperately" live/acuoustic, it isn't as SS anymore.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 23, 2003, 08:14:08 pm
I won Hotel Paper tonight on the radio. :D

I posted an entry about the whole experience in my journal...it was super embarrassing, but I get to save my money!  *dances*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CheapandEvilgrl on June 23, 2003, 08:21:33 pm
I missed her set at the Dixie Chicks concert tonight.
grrrrrrr stupid traffic!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 23, 2003, 08:49:00 pm
Very cool Tricia!! Go you!!

Sorry you missed the set.

I am sure you all know this but tomorrow Time Square TRL Michelle Branch 1 EST. I am setting my timer now, so I don't miss it!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 23, 2003, 09:11:38 pm
She'll also be on all Clear Channel stations tomorrow night.

Sorry you missed Michelle but how were the Chicks? ;)
Title: a cool thing
Post by: ChocoNutz on June 23, 2003, 09:24:52 pm
http://www.mtv.com/music/michelle_branch/hotel_paper/

and a not very cool one:
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=18258
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on June 23, 2003, 09:28:01 pm
Thank you Julesie!!!


I also did a bit of copyright law breaking 4 u haha.

(http://www.imahosting.com/sigs/julesmich.jpg)
I just added ur name, its boring but it makes a good sig.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 23, 2003, 09:35:47 pm
Very nice sig Katie ... I need to get a (new) Michelle Branch sig eventually, but I need to get a good photo program first the one I have is crap lol.

And Rolling Stone needs to stop hating  :evil: lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on June 23, 2003, 09:43:47 pm
Aw thanks but i just added her name lol, id make u a sig but im awful at it eversince my photo shop trial ran out.
I do have paint shop but its the crappiest thing in the world.

 :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 24, 2003, 09:41:48 am
Yeah, I have Paint Shop too, it sux0rs lol

*clutches purchased copy of HP*  :D

... I didn't find any hidden track... Maybe "It's You" is the hidden track, because it is off-center on the track listing from the rest of the tracks ... unless the hidden track is on the enhanced CD, which I haven't peeped yet.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 24, 2003, 11:59:21 am
I don't think there is a hidden track.  *clutches paid for and free copies of HP*

LOL

But guys, I entered this contest where I made this video and whoever's video gets the most clicks gets to meet Michelle!  The problem is you can only click once a day from a computer.

If you'd all be so kind as to click mine everyday I'd be so super stoked.  

http://www.zeocast.com/z1007/flash/f/show6.asp?exp=1PIQzLlT

I'm not sure if you have to watch the whole thing, you might want to just once, but as long as it starts to load, I think that's all good.  

Thanks so much for everyone who does!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 24, 2003, 12:10:20 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
But guys, I entered this contest where I made this video and whoever's video gets the most clicks gets to meet Michelle!  The problem is you can only click once a day from a computer.
I'm not sure if you have to watch the whole thing, you might want to just once, but as long as it starts to load, I think that's all good.

That's so cool!!
I'll try and click it often.  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 24, 2003, 12:12:45 pm
w00t! Nice slideshow vid, I'll be sure to help, even with my pokey dialup lol  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 24, 2003, 12:15:05 pm
You guys!  Thanks so much!  It really does mean a lot to me.  *huggles*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on June 24, 2003, 12:20:10 pm
Well of course we will click. I will add your click to my Jag Star clicks ;
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 24, 2003, 12:23:36 pm
YAY!  Clicky clicky everywhere!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on June 24, 2003, 12:30:45 pm
Damn this is a long ass thread, LOL.

Well I got "Hotel paper" today, and it's an awesome album! I love "AYHN", "find your way back" and "love me like that" with sheryl crow.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 24, 2003, 01:29:57 pm
Well... I bought "Hotel Paper" after all. I had nearly talked myself out of it, but fuckit, its a solid album, worth owning.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 24, 2003, 03:40:05 pm
Click for Trish!
Yeah it is a great album
and so is that Gangstarr bwahahahha!

Danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CheapandEvilgrl on June 24, 2003, 04:46:43 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Sorry you missed Michelle but how were the Chicks? ;)


They were awesome!!!!!! But that goes without sayin  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on June 24, 2003, 05:17:03 pm
UK Release Dates & Prices

Are You Happy Now
Michelle Branch - Release date 20-06-2003
CDS £5.99  

Are You Happy Now
Michelle Branch - Release date 30-06-2003
CDS £1.99  

Hotel Paper
Michelle Branch - Release date 07-07-2003
CD £12.99
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 24, 2003, 06:18:55 pm
Yeah there is no Hidden tracks on it...
I looked and the Mac shows you all the sound contents on the CD
and there is none ..
that is sad I was really hoping LOL!
uugh COME ON B SIDES!

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 24, 2003, 07:32:58 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Well... I bought "Hotel Paper" after all. I had nearly talked myself out of it, but fuckit, its a solid album, worth owning.


Word son? Damn, I am proud of you  :D

And I missed the radio interviews tonight because I had to work  :cry:  :evil:   :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 24, 2003, 07:47:58 pm
I'll be uploading it tomorrow :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 24, 2003, 09:02:45 pm
Something interesting...
Josh Abraham produced the song "One Of These Days".
He's the man responsible for producing the last 2 Staind albums.
The man does good work!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 24, 2003, 09:10:01 pm
hehehe  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on June 24, 2003, 10:06:51 pm
OMG!! tonight was awesome!!
i went to the kiis fm listening party for Michelle! and i got to talk to her and ask her a question!  :D it was short... but cool! cause it was being broadcasted nation wide in LA, NY and 50 other cities.
i was like "Hey Michelle!!"
she said "Hey!"
i asked her "If you have children would you let them into the music business knowing how hard it is now that you're living it?"
and she said something like "ofcourse! if they loved it!"

i also got her CD and some of these lil paper pads that have her picture in the background and "hotel paper" on them... i was in the drawing to win an autographed guitar! but some little girl got it! o well!

but yeah! it was an awesome night!!  :D  :D  :D  i still cant believe i talked to her
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 24, 2003, 10:24:07 pm
Cool Holly, I am glad you got to go  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CheapandEvilgrl on June 25, 2003, 08:24:01 am
I heard Holly!!!!
 :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on June 25, 2003, 12:42:05 pm
thanks Brian!!  :D  and cool Toni!!  :D

did you guys hear my friends Viviana and Desiree too? they were the 3rd and 4th people ask questions in LA (i was the last one, 5th)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 25, 2003, 01:11:36 pm
I heard the whole thing  hehe
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on June 25, 2003, 01:15:55 pm
Quote from: "kiisnsync"
OMG!! tonight was awesome!!
i went to the kiis fm listening party for Michelle! and i got to talk to her and ask her a question!  :D it was short... but cool! cause it was being broadcasted nation wide in LA, NY and 50 other cities.
i was like "Hey Michelle!!"
she said "Hey!"
i asked her "If you have children would you let them into the music business knowing how hard it is now that you're living it?"
and she said something like "ofcourse! if they loved it!"

i also got her CD and some of these lil paper pads that have her picture in the background and "hotel paper" on them... i was in the drawing to win an autographed guitar! but some little girl got it! o well!

but yeah! it was an awesome night!!  :D  :D  :D  i still cant believe i talked to her


Awesome Good Times!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on June 25, 2003, 02:27:54 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
I heard the whole thing  hehe


cool Tricia! when are you going to be able to post it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 25, 2003, 02:44:57 pm
Um, guys, I don't know if you know but there IS a hidden track. LOL at Danny. :P Heheh. It's "Wanting Out" - just let the album play after the weird music at the end of "Its You".

And BV, J.A. also produced a track called "Lay me Down" for Michelle's record but it didn't make the final cut.

jessica
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 25, 2003, 02:50:58 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Um, guys, I don't know if you know but there IS a hidden track. LOL at Danny. :P Heheh. It's "Wanting Out" - just let the album play after the weird music at the end of "Its You".


*listens, waits*

Okay ... it is not here, LOL. Do you have a different album than everyone else? LOL

I tried every one of My CD players, playing the song full through and it is not here  :?
-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 25, 2003, 03:16:57 pm
Really??? Oh damn, I wonder if another CD I had in the car started to play after HP. LOL.  It is possible.  I'll check it out tonight cause the CD is in the car still... hmm.

Will get back to ya :)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on June 25, 2003, 03:25:00 pm
LOL! Ok, that's what I get for teasing Danny.

I just went down and listened--after the weird music my CD player in my car went to CD #2, which was a burned copy I made w/ "Wanting Out" on it. But I didn't realize that yesterday b/c when I listened to HP for the first time I was driving and at that particular moment I was at the Wendy's drive-through (hmm, who else likes to listen to Michelle at the drive through LMAO :) )... so I didn't realize it changed CDs.

Sorry guys ;)

jess
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on June 25, 2003, 03:25:48 pm
*confused*  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on June 25, 2003, 03:36:43 pm
i think last night she said "it's you" was supposed to be the hidden track... but someone put it on the back anyways
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 25, 2003, 03:59:23 pm
LOL...I'm going to make a big sign asking her to play "Wanting Out" :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 25, 2003, 09:32:43 pm
By request...
"Are You Happy Now"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbayhn-thumb.jpg) (http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/fav-mbayhn.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 25, 2003, 09:40:18 pm
That r0x0rs ;)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on June 25, 2003, 09:46:37 pm
Cool screen caps kevin.

They r very nice  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on June 26, 2003, 11:25:48 am
awesome screen caps Kevin!!!  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on June 26, 2003, 12:48:37 pm
ha Jess!!!

That is what you get for teasing! BWahahah

MACS ROCK!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on June 26, 2003, 01:27:09 pm
You guys like my Michelle Branch sig? Jason made it for me-I love the happy faces  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 26, 2003, 01:37:58 pm
Very nice! :)

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on July 02, 2003, 08:15:05 am
Quote from: "pianoguy88"
UK Release Dates & Prices

Hotel Paper
Michelle Branch - Release date 07-07-2003
CD £12.99


I just bought it in HMV today. Are they being naughty for stocking it now? I couldn't find it in Virgin...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 02, 2003, 08:18:58 am
Hmmm, strange that if the release date isn't until Monday they would put it out today, but eh, glad you got it  :D

...

and as a side note, 1 day, 10 hrs., 52 min., 30 sec.  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on July 02, 2003, 03:00:35 pm
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Hmmm, strange that if the release date isn't until Monday they would put it out today, but eh, glad you got it  :D



Me too :) I certainly ain't gonna complain :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 02, 2003, 03:57:11 pm
Happy Birthday Michelle :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on July 02, 2003, 04:36:39 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Happy Birthday Michelle :D


lol, they had that on ET and the choices where for the question "which singer is this who changed their style" and it had michelle, avril (which you could tell it wasn't) and Vanessa, and i was like "Vanessa's birthday is in August" and i didn't say it too loud and my dad in the other room shouts "and you should know"....

 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 02, 2003, 05:44:42 pm
From billboard.com

Michelle Branch's "Hotel Paper" (Maverick) lands at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, with its 157,000 copies sold giving the singer her best sales week ever. Her 2001 debut "The Spirit Room" peaked at No. 28 on the tally, and sold 68,000 units during its strongest week. The new album's "Are You Happy Now?" is a top-20 hit on Billboard's Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 02, 2003, 07:30:11 pm
That is cool... I was hoping maybe it could take #1, but I figured Beyonce would be #1  :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on July 02, 2003, 07:48:52 pm
Damn dissapointed!
I thought she would move 300,000 easy!
Damn!
oh well she is doing much better than before so oh well

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 02, 2003, 08:17:32 pm
Yeah ... that is what we were hoping for, but  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaLover03 on July 02, 2003, 10:34:08 pm
she............rox
Title: My mini-review
Post by: B on July 03, 2003, 10:37:51 pm
It was a rather warm day ... A few of the MBMB members (including myself) got there at noon and basically hoarded the entire front row directly infront of the stage. I was dead center, I am kicking myself I didn't bring my camera. The only thing between us and the stage was a 4 foot fence and about 6 feet of concrete, lol.

Michelle was awesome as always, but they had some tech problems in the begining with the guitars and I think the mic she was using had a short in it, because sometimes she would be singing and you could NOT hear her. The band would drown her out, and all of a sudden she would come back on full blast like nothing happened.

While I had this drunk girl pushing on me at the end of the show trying to jump the fence so she could go get a guitar pick (despite the fact there were none thrown yet lol), I wouldn't let her, and after the show she jumped it anyway just to jump it. I was talking to the security guard about it and I asked him if I could get a setlist, and he got me one, so that was cool. Jessica Harp actually pulled it off the stage herself when she came back out after the show. JH was out on the encores of "Desperately", "Game of Love", and "Hotel Paper" ... I will fill in more later, but right now I am hot, tired, and need to go drink something. LOL.

The setlist itself :

(http://www.uwm.edu/~briancw2/sigs/mbsetlist.jpg)  

By the way, I am thinking the x'ed out song is Where Are You Now ... I am assuming they had to cut something because the show started 15 minutes late due to tech difficulties.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on July 04, 2003, 08:20:25 pm
awesome looks like the same setlist to me minus a few songs..
glad u had a good time man.

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on July 04, 2003, 08:35:04 pm
Awesome Brian, I hope that I can go see her when she tours here.
Glad you had a great time  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 04, 2003, 08:52:49 pm
After further consideration, I realized that the song that was X'ed out was X'ed out with tape, so I just kind of peeled the tape a bit and it was "Where Are You Now" LOL

Thanks Danny and Katie  :) I did enjoy the show. It was basically the same setlist as HOB Chicago except for no Where Are You Now and Jessica Harp on the encores. The show wasn't as hot as Chicago, but I enjoyed it none-the-less  :wink:

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on July 04, 2003, 10:40:12 pm
How did u get the setlist?
Do u just walk up to the stage and grab it?

Over here they have barriers and guards so we cant get ne where near the stage  8O
Whats your favorite live song that she plays?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 05, 2003, 03:21:19 pm
Well they do have barriers and security guards ... but when I was talking to the security guard about the girl who was behind me and wanted to jump the barrier, I asked him if he could try to get me a setlist before they just got rid of them, and he did. He was REALLY cool about it, I was happy lol.

My favorite song to hear live is probably either "Find My Way Back" or "Breathe" ... I wanted to hear "Where Are You Now" though too  :?. "Tuesday Morning" is good live too, but I love the album version lol

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 05, 2003, 03:30:03 pm
I got a setlist from the 2/6/02 show in SF...I just asked the guy for it and he handed it to me. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on July 05, 2003, 04:57:09 pm
Yeah, pretty much LOL.

They don't do anything with it but throw it away, so I figured the worst I could do was ask and be denied but he was cool about it. Probably less for them to clean up later.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on July 05, 2003, 08:53:52 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
Hotel Paper was out at wallmart today so I bought it!!! hahaha It's a cool cd! I really really like Tuesday Morning....it's my favorite song so far!!



Shelly said it first...what a smart cookie she is. lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on July 13, 2003, 06:50:02 am
Michelle Branch has an article in people magazine. I will scan it when my scanner is working if someone doesn't already.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 13, 2003, 07:25:10 am
Hey Aussies!

Michelle Branch in Oz :D

Wednesday August, 13th
Prince of Wales, Melbourne

Friday August, 15th
The Metro, Sydney

Tickets on sale 18th of July
Title: yup
Post by: HappyZen on July 14, 2003, 02:07:11 am
tix on sale july this friday
OMG I AM SSSSSSSOOOOO EXCITED :-) LOL :lol:
I was jumoing when Brad messagd! :-)
Screw the Whale Michelle's in TOWN!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on July 14, 2003, 06:03:55 am
Wow...happyzen long time no see!! I haven't seen you here in forever, lol

Well anyways, I hope you can get tickets, Michelle is awesome live!  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: drumpad on July 28, 2003, 11:41:50 am
seeing her August 5th at Hard Rock. This should be cool
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 29, 2003, 12:03:27 pm
Oh man...you guys are going to have so much fun!

If anyone could tape that show, I'd be so excited I'd pee my pants.  Or not, but you get the idea.  *dies*  I can't wait for more Michelle.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on July 29, 2003, 12:22:19 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Oh man...you guys are going to have so much fun!

If anyone could tape that show, I'd be so excited I'd pee my pants.  Or not, but you get the idea.  *dies*  I can't wait for more Michelle.


*buys tricia depends...*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on July 29, 2003, 12:31:20 pm
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Oh man...you guys are going to have so much fun!

If anyone could tape that show, I'd be so excited I'd pee my pants.  Or not, but you get the idea.  *dies*  I can't wait for more Michelle.


*buys tricia depends...*


LMAO!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on July 29, 2003, 05:38:31 pm
:D  yayyyyyyyy  im going aswell.
I get to see 2 famous ppl Michelle and Zee!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 29, 2003, 07:18:36 pm
And don't forget to watch Pepsi Smash tomorrow with Michelle!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on July 30, 2003, 10:51:49 am
And Trish is going to go meet Michelle soon!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on July 31, 2003, 02:58:40 pm
Anonymous writes "Last year at MTV's Video Music Awards, Michelle Branch won the Viewer's Choice Award. This is an award that is determined by online voting. How was this artist with a small fan base able to rise above those with large fan bases? Autovoting systems. It seemed Michelle's fans were especially technically adept at having their computers vote for them automatically for thousands of votes. Messageboard bravodo boasted of the cheating, but there was never any evidence of involvement or encouragement by Michelle's representatives.... until now.

With MTV apparently cracking down recently on such cheating of their online voting systems, Michelle Branch hasn't been doing as well as she used to.. Last year she won the Viewer's Choice Award, this year she wasn't even recognized (nominations are determined by online voting). Last year she was a constant on the TRL countdown, and this year she isn't even a blip on the radar.

All this has the promotion department so concerned that one of Michelle Branch's official representative's (with the screen name mav) actually posted at her messageboard that "We need more individual autovoters, that do less votes a day. MTV probably throws our votes if more than 100-200 votes come from one person." You can see the post here.
This clearly puts a taint on Michelle's VMA award last year."
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 31, 2003, 03:00:31 pm
LOL...I knew that!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on July 31, 2003, 03:09:29 pm
LMAO!

Shame on cheaters!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 01, 2003, 08:29:53 am
So, I was wondering if I should wear my glow Thermasilk MB AYHN necklace at the Hard Rock Live show. What do you think? Haha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on August 01, 2003, 08:54:20 am
Michelle Branch is awesome much. "Happy Now" is about the most addicting song since "All You Wanted"! Errrgh, Michelle! Stop making good music!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on August 01, 2003, 10:23:59 am
Quote from: "eclv"
So, I was wondering if I should wear my glow Thermasilk MB AYHN necklace at the Hard Rock Live show. What do you think? Haha


Why not, those things are so bright you'll be SURE to see it / yourself on TV  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 01, 2003, 11:43:36 am
haha, yeah that's what I was thinking Brian.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 01, 2003, 04:06:31 pm
werd I have some too but i don't wanna be ' THAT GUY'

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on August 01, 2003, 04:13:53 pm
OMG im gonna see her in Orlando the 5th!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 01, 2003, 04:49:57 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
werd I have some too but i don't wanna be ' THAT GUY'

danny


Haha, but the cool thing about this is that she didn't come around Orlando before and here we are with it, although...Orlando is a tourist place so we could have possibly been in the area and there was a show blah blah.

Hmm... be "that guy" or don't be "that guy" hahaha

If I do Danny, are you gonna pretend to not know me? :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on August 01, 2003, 04:54:55 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
werd I have some too but i don't wanna be ' THAT GUY'

danny


LMAO! Yeah I remember that "I know you don't wanna be THAT GUY, there are enough of them in here already" lol

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: niki807 on August 03, 2003, 09:19:14 am
I get to go see michelle on mon.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: niki807 on August 05, 2003, 03:24:12 pm
this is from the in-store.

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/230378/08_05.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 05, 2003, 10:10:12 pm
haha Let ! You did bring it! LOL


I think were alone now.......


danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 06, 2003, 03:47:45 am
haha, yeah Danny but I wore it as a bracelet. But I couldn't do it the entire time.

So the show was great!! Even better than the last time. Which it was cool cause the last show I went to was the last one for the "Are You Happy Now" before the DC tour and last night was her first show since DC. She said it was great to be infront of people who actually knew her songs and were there to see her. Poor Michelle.

Here was the setlist but of course not in that order. I think the first three are right though

"All You Wanted"
"Breathe"
"Everywhere"
"Find Your Way Back"
"You Get Me"
"Goodbye To You"
"Are You Happy Now?"
"Love Me Like That"
"Empty Handed"
Encore
"Hotel Paper"
"Desperately" *dies*
"Game of Love"
"Tuesday Morning" (it was the last song)

Like I said I probably forgot or messed something up but according to my 2.5 hours of sleep's memory that's all I got.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 06, 2003, 10:10:21 am
Yup that was all the songs Let.
It was a good show =)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 16, 2003, 08:46:54 pm
I MET ZENA
told you id do that Zee
And thats it LOL.

Nah I'll let Zee give you the review because it would mean a whole lot more coming from her  :wink:

But all I will say is that Michelle was awesome! Def the best day and  concert I have ever been too.

Zena and Vanessa are both lovely girls and im glad that I got the chance to meet them. So thank u Zee for everything and Im glad i got to go to my 1st Meech concert with u  :wink:

Ok also it was announced on Australian TV and it was a world first that Breathe will be Michelles next single!
She sang it on an Australian show called The Footy Show, she did a really great job.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 17, 2003, 12:13:07 pm
ha my prediction came true!

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on August 17, 2003, 04:46:02 pm
:cry: I'm not happy about breath being the next single. But I guess it will do pretty well. My friend who doesn't really like michellish stuff liked breath. It was the only song she liked so who knows.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Steveau on August 18, 2003, 01:26:27 pm
Michelle is on a tribute album to Patsy Cline. Here's the link to a sample of her song:http://www.rememberingpatsycline.com/. I wasn't crazy about it but some people might like it. I wasn't too happy with Norah's song either though. LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on August 18, 2003, 01:51:54 pm
Do you actually have the album?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 18, 2003, 06:56:24 pm
I get my photos back this afternoon  :D  yay, then ill try to get them scanned tomorrow at school.
I cant wait, I hope they turned out.
I took some, Kristy took some, Zee took some so they will be from all different angles!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 19, 2003, 06:28:55 pm
Here are some of my Michelle Branch Photos  :wink:  

(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch.JPG)
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch2.JPG)
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch3.JPG)
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch4.JPG)
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch6.JPG)
Title: OMG! When you said right up the front you were right Katie!!
Post by: NESSAussie on August 19, 2003, 06:34:27 pm
WOW! Nice pics Katie! I'm sure there's more pics where those came from!

[and there are lol - I didn't mean 2 split up your pics Katie! Love ur work!]
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 19, 2003, 06:34:39 pm
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch5.JPG)
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/files/michellebranch7.JPG)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on August 19, 2003, 06:38:18 pm
Woah!! you had wicked good seats!! those rock!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on August 19, 2003, 06:43:08 pm
those are awesome Katie!! Your nice and close!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on August 19, 2003, 07:22:13 pm
Yeah, those are killer pictures! Thanks for posting them. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 19, 2003, 07:44:10 pm
Yup! Cool pics !

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on August 19, 2003, 09:09:42 pm
awesome pics Katie!! glad you had a good time!!!  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on August 20, 2003, 07:59:24 pm
Yay!  Michelle is so rad!

BTW...say hello to the new San Francisco Play It Forward team leader!  BWAHAHAHAHA
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 20, 2003, 08:08:05 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Yay!  Michelle is so rad!



yes she is!! I can't wait until the Hard Rock Live Show airs and I still can't believe I have seen her 5 times and no meeting but I guess I am not the only one :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 20, 2003, 10:20:18 pm
Thanks guys!
I am proud that those r cool pix.
Big thanks goes to Zena aswell for helping me take them that close.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Steveau on August 22, 2003, 01:45:54 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Do you actually have the album?

no I don't. It's coming out sometime in September.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on August 22, 2003, 01:55:08 pm
All right...cool!
Title: !!!
Post by: HappyZen on August 22, 2003, 06:18:31 pm
GEE WHIZ!!!
The pics are amazing!!!
Shit :-)
Gosh that was so one of the best night of my young life! :-)
Amazing :-)
So many times Meech would see me pointing the camera and gimme this HUGE grin :-)
My digital cam. has too much of a lag time so it doesn't show ... but :-) oh well :-)
Gosh michelle kicked so much ass that night!!!
I'm getting a whole video of the concert sent out to me thanks to Tal ...
Desperately acoustic on video!!!
*dies* :-)
remmeber dies?
Ppl around here used to say it often :-)
*dies* :-)
LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on August 22, 2003, 06:20:50 pm
umm can we get a copy too?
please and please


and please?? lol

danny
Title: ...
Post by: HappyZen on August 22, 2003, 06:23:28 pm
Dee!!!!
Fo' shizzle on my nizzles nizzle!!!
When it's mine it's yours ...
when I figure how to rip it LOL
Or maybe i'll just ask for a kajillion LOL

*goes to get bored reading Dee's blog :-)*
Title: Re: !!!
Post by: eclv on August 22, 2003, 08:24:43 pm
Quote from: "happyzen"
GEE WHIZ!!!

Desperately acoustic on video!!!
*dies* :-)
remmeber dies?
Ppl around here used to say it often :-)
*dies* :-)
LOL


"Desperatley" and *dies* go hand and hand!!  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on August 25, 2003, 04:03:22 pm
did we all see this? I know the AOL sessions thing is old but this:

http://channelevents.aol.com/aolinside/music/artist/michellebranch/


crap I am going to be in Vegas for the thing on the 27th!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on August 25, 2003, 05:11:23 pm
The Sessions @ AOL Performance and the TRL Performance of "Are you Happy Now" Were terrible. Sorry, she was a bit flat and on the MT-V you couldn't hear her.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: aleera84 on August 25, 2003, 08:26:36 pm
Live at Channel V, Sydney Aus

(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide02.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide03.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide04.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide05.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide06.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide07.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide08.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide09.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide10.jpg)
(http://www.channelv.com.au/slideshows/branch/images/slide17.jpg)





Oh and Zee me 2  :lol:  hehe kidding! <3 <3
Title: 3 copies Danny? I have 2 say I'm impressed with the request!
Post by: NESSAussie on August 26, 2003, 05:41:11 am
Reminds D that Tal is the 1 us NESSAussies have 2 thank 4 phonik.com.au (http://www.phonik.com.au)

You can find her profile here as  missbehavior (http://forums.nessaholics.com/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=119) but your best contact e-mail
is talitha@phonik.com.au - just tell her you're a NESSAholic pal of Zena lol!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on September 04, 2003, 05:51:56 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Do you actually have the album?


check out CMT (http://www.cmt.com/av/trackaday/remembering.patsy.cline.jhtml)....it's there.

patty griffin is on that CD.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 04, 2003, 07:09:43 pm
10/2 - Poughkeepsie, NY - McCann Center Marist College
10/3 - Boston, MA - Fleet Center
10/6 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Landmark Theater
10/7 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/9 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10/10 - Selinsgrove, PA - Weber Chapel Auditorium
10/11 - Athens, OH - Ohio University
10/13 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva Theater
10/14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/17 - Canton, NY - SUNY-Canton University - Dana Hall
10/19 - Toronto, Canada - Kool Haus
10/25 - Saginaw, MI - Ryder Center
10/28 - Chicago, IL - Gentile Center
10/29 - Oshkosh, WI - Kolf Sports Center

New tour dates
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy-san on September 05, 2003, 03:34:26 pm
I want that hat!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 07, 2003, 04:56:54 pm
Wouldn't you know it ... Most of those tour dates are with Jason Mraz, but that Chicago date is a night without Mraz and he is playing here in Milwaukee, then they meet up the next night for the date on Oshkosh *shakes mad fists* lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on September 10, 2003, 09:09:23 am
*waits for Michelle to come play somewhere less than 1000 miles away from where I live...* :/
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 11, 2003, 08:56:12 am
I don't like "Breathe" as much as "Are You Happy Now" for single....oh well, it's still better than kelly clarkson
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 11, 2003, 03:27:43 pm
Hotel Paper is already out of the top 40?!?!?!?!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 11, 2003, 04:35:40 pm
From BILLBOARD.com :

Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has lined up a fall tour in support of her sophomore Maverick album, "Hotel Paper." The trek begins Oct. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and will wrap Oct. 29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Afterward, Branch has five dates on tap in Japan, beginning Nov. 4 in Tokyo. The artist recently finished a run of support dates for the Dixie Chicks.

"Hotel Paper" is No. 43 in its 11th week on The Billboard 200 and has sold 576,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Are You Happy Now?" is No. 4 this week on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart.

-Brian
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MartUK on September 12, 2003, 08:34:47 am
that doesn't sound too shabby to me.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on September 18, 2003, 09:34:11 am
I finally got my AYHN single from Australia today and guess what??
Stupid Maverick people made a copy protected cd!!!! I can't listen to it on my comp, nor make mp3s for my mp3 portable player!!!
Wtf?!! that's sucky... :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 18, 2003, 09:45:04 am
It should still play in your computer, but you have to use the "player" on the CD. It kinda sucks that it is copy protected, but eh.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on September 19, 2003, 11:12:40 am
ooo My first time hearing "Breathe" on the radio right now hehe
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 19, 2003, 01:00:49 pm
I know where you can get the songs as mp3s...

I also know that you can burn them on to your comp in wma form from Windows Media Player...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 20, 2003, 10:47:16 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
ooo My first time hearing "Breathe" on the radio right now hehe


Yeah, I heard it about a week and a half ago, and it's great! Then later they put it on their battle thing...but it lost to Outkast "The Way You Move"

ERRRRRRRR!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on September 22, 2003, 04:54:12 pm
MB on Ellen Degeneres show on Thursday. The site says she will perfrom "Breathe"

I think I remember her saying that was her classic "pop" song. She loves it but hates it. I love it!! I love it live too... just her dancing around.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 10:19:12 am
Breathe is great!!!

It's already on the local countdown at number 5...

(http://content.rollingstone.com/content/2043014/Images/00326119.jpg)
--Rolling Stone
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 10:23:07 am
Found another

(http://content.rollingstone.com/content/2043014/Images/00326123.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 12:58:27 pm
(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/michelle_branch_4.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 01:12:16 pm
I keep finding more...

(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/michelle_branch_3.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 01:14:27 pm
this one is weird!

(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/michelle_branch_2.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 01:17:44 pm
wow more!

(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/michelle_branch.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 01:25:25 pm
(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/branch.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 01:26:28 pm
poor Michelle

(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/carsonmichelle.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on September 23, 2003, 02:39:15 pm
Quote from: "danielmarko"
poor Michelle

(http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/flipbooks/celebguest/images/carsonmichelle.jpg)


HAHA!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 23, 2003, 02:44:26 pm
For real, and look at her face!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on September 24, 2003, 05:32:16 pm
Michelle Branch on The Tonight Show, tonight!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 24, 2003, 07:34:49 pm
Thanks for the reminder!

....Now I have to remember for the next hour. That is the tough part  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on September 24, 2003, 08:39:29 pm
I almost forgot  :lol: ... I happened to look at the clock at 11:30 and caught them coming back from break. She sounded good tonight. Very crisp.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on September 25, 2003, 03:15:39 am
I got called in to work this morning so I had to set the timer, can't wait to see it. Now I have to get back to my house to set the timer for Ellen today, don't forget that!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 25, 2003, 05:20:48 am
*passes out and dies*

YAY for my friends on the MBMB who let me dl it from them!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on September 25, 2003, 12:53:10 pm
It was great!

That song is AWESOME!

It reminds me of track four on my burnt copy of "The Spirit Room" and I love both the songs!

Although her drummer was kinda scarring me...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Layla on September 26, 2003, 12:05:35 pm
*likes Michelle Branch* but its not fair, she isn't well know here and i don't know many people that like her music  :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on September 28, 2003, 11:32:48 am
me big Michelle fan!! yes I am!! woooooooooooooooop!! =D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on October 01, 2003, 11:38:23 am
Okay, here's an article I found in a French magazine (yes, you read that correctly!! Michelle in a French mag!!  8O ) and since Vanessa is mentioned in there, I thought I'd post it:

(http://perso.wanadoo.fr/nessa/Michelle_french_article_small.jpg)

And here's the translation:

Michelle Branch, new breed (pop)

Who? Carlos Santana's favorite and representing a new generation of young singer-songwriter women - like Vanessa Carlton and Norah Jones -, Michelle Branch releases a new album that confirms her clear style.
What? Very "roots" songs she sings with her fragile voice and where it's about little heartaches and loneliness.
What more? Far from the synthetic effects of the current teenage trend, like Christina Aguilera, the little Michelle opens a new path, more musical, more mature.

Sorry for my translation, it's not perfect  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: notagirl on October 06, 2003, 09:51:39 am
Let me just say I love Michelle Branch, but I expected more from her on Hotel Paper. I am a little disappointed but I do love the alblum. Breathe is beautiful and I'm glad it came out as a single. It's one of the better songs on there. Let's hope Vanessa's next ablum have more success. Michelle's too.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on October 06, 2003, 09:52:42 pm
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on October 07, 2003, 05:20:06 am
These are photos I took at her concerts in AUstralia...I have about 400 more, but I'm too lazy to upload them all...and I'm too lazy to reduce the size of them all

(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//1.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//2.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//3.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//4.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//m1.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//m2.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//m3.jpg)
(http://onlinerock.com/musicians/vamptress//m4.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on October 07, 2003, 05:26:50 am
Quote from: "Layla"
*likes Michelle Branch* but its not fair, she isn't well know here and i don't know many people that like her music  :(


Always look on the bright side...I love her music! And you know me!!  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Layla on October 08, 2003, 07:37:16 am
yeah, u and about 3 other people 8O any only coz they like buffy

i want to see Breathe, does any1 know where i can see it online?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on October 08, 2003, 07:42:54 am
Quote from: "Layla"
yeah, u and about 3 other people 8O any only coz they like buffy

Well. I love MB, I hate Buffy and you know me (well... we live in the same country). So there :-P

-Kev
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Layla on October 08, 2003, 08:30:05 am
yep, i go on the MB UK board, at least there are some! thank god for people with good taste  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 08, 2003, 11:23:24 am
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)


I can't wait, it was a great show. My favorite was her dancing around during "Breathe" and I sooooooooo hope they show "Desperately" cause it was...  *dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on October 08, 2003, 01:36:42 pm
Quote from: "eclv"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)


I can't wait, it was a great show. My favorite was her dancing around during "Breathe" and I sooooooooo hope they show "Desperately" causeit was...  *dies*


you were there?!!

i went!! it was sooooo great!!loved it!!!i loved the part she talked about not liking her and the ppl that watched it said that the ppl had fun at hjer concerts and played all u wanted!!!!


BTW anyone knows where i can download the "Breathe" vid?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on October 08, 2003, 02:03:42 pm
Quote from: "VCfreak"
Quote from: "eclv"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)


I can't wait, it was a great show. My favorite was her dancing around during "Breathe" and I sooooooooo hope they show "Desperately" causeit was...  *dies*


you were there?!!

i went!! it was sooooo great!!loved it!!!i loved the part she talked about not liking her and the ppl that watched it said that the ppl had fun at hjer concerts and played all u wanted!!!!

BTW anyone knows where i can download the "Breathe" vid?



Let is everywhere, don't you guys know that yet? :-)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on October 08, 2003, 02:05:33 pm
too bad we didnt meet
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 08, 2003, 04:03:12 pm
Quote from: "VCfreak"
Quote from: "eclv"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)


I can't wait, it was a great show. My favorite was her dancing around during "Breathe" and I sooooooooo hope they show "Desperately" causeit was...  *dies*


you were there?!!

i went!! it was sooooo great!!loved it!!!i loved the part she talked about not liking her and the ppl that watched it said that the ppl had fun at hjer concerts and played all u wanted!!!!


BTW anyone knows where i can download the "Breathe" vid?


I was there, me, Danny and Cory. You can't miss Danny in his bright white t-shirt in the front left side of the stage the part that sticks out.  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 08, 2003, 07:00:44 pm
LMAO...I saw my COA!

<3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 08, 2003, 07:18:59 pm
I told you,  you can't miss that him, haha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 08, 2003, 07:22:35 pm
What color are you wearing?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 08, 2003, 07:26:30 pm
I am on Danny's right. I am wearing an orange shirt looks kinda red. Look low, haha. You can see my head above the wall, hahaha.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on October 08, 2003, 07:28:03 pm
Of course I could not see it because I was at work, but I am hoping I can find a cap somewhere of it  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 08, 2003, 07:40:24 pm
I saw Let too! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on October 08, 2003, 07:51:34 pm
awww... damn! i was writing a movie review and missed it... homework makes me forgetful :(
when will it reair?! i wanna see it!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 08, 2003, 08:28:53 pm
Check http://www.rockontv.com
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on October 08, 2003, 08:38:14 pm
thanks Tricia!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on October 08, 2003, 09:38:14 pm
Michelle on "Late Night with Carson Daly" in like 30 minutes!

(I only looked on this page, and didn't check the other ones so if someone already posted this... :D )

[DM]
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on October 08, 2003, 10:32:39 pm
Quote from: "danielmarko"
Michelle on "Late Night with Carson Daly" in like 30 minutes!

(I only looked on this page, and didn't check the other ones so if someone already posted this... :D )

[DM]


how was is it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on October 08, 2003, 10:37:08 pm
Haha!

I missed it too! I wasn't thinking, cause that show is only 1/2 hour, and so I turned on LP and forgot about it... :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 09, 2003, 06:28:02 am
It was good.  She'll also be on the View this morning.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 09, 2003, 07:28:13 am
looks like I stopped home just in time, I hope.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Layla on October 09, 2003, 10:44:18 am
Quote from: "Layla"
i want to see Breathe, does any1 know where i can see it online?

never mind, saw it!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on October 09, 2003, 12:05:10 pm
i was wearing blue i was like in the middle
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: niki807 on October 09, 2003, 01:23:26 pm
Breathe was #8 on TRL today.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 09, 2003, 01:38:56 pm
did I see a little bling bling on her left ring finger?  8O
I am not totally in the MB loop so if this is old news my bad!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 12, 2003, 07:38:42 pm
I've seen it...but supposedly she's "not engaged", but is wearing it as an "advertisement" for the "company" that gave her the ring.

I suppose I'm not supposed to speculate though.  Must keep up professional airs. ;)

Anyone in Salt Lake City or Las Vegas, two new dates announced for 11/29 and 11/26 respectively.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on October 12, 2003, 07:41:45 pm
Vegas? o_O
nice

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 12, 2003, 07:45:17 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
I've seen it...but supposedly she's "not engaged", but is wearing it as an "advertisement" for the "company" that gave her the ring.

I suppose I'm not supposed to speculate though.  Must keep up professional airs. ;)

Anyone in Salt Lake City or Las Vegas, two new dates announced for 11/29 and 11/26 respectively.


Aaah, thanks PT, I knew somebody had to know.

I always need an excuse for Vegas but...  that is the HOB Mraz show date. Does Danny want to go to Vegas instead ;)

oh wait which is which? 29th is HOB, I think.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on October 12, 2003, 07:50:06 pm
hmm I don't know Let what do you think?

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 15, 2003, 07:13:13 pm
Guess who got FRONT ROW tickets to see Michelle in Fresno...

*dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on October 15, 2003, 10:09:03 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Guess who got FRONT ROW tickets to see Michelle in Fresno...

*dies*


Yay Trish!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on October 16, 2003, 07:51:59 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Guess who got FRONT ROW tickets to see Michelle in Fresno...

*dies*


*dies too*
Luckyyyyy!!!! Have fun and take pics!!  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 16, 2003, 08:03:44 am
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Guess who got FRONT ROW tickets to see Michelle in Fresno...

*dies*


Yay!!   :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on October 16, 2003, 08:50:00 am
Woooooooooo

enjoy and take picies! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 17, 2003, 06:23:06 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
I've seen it...but supposedly she's "not engaged", but is wearing it as an "advertisement" for the "company" that gave her the ring.


Heh.

Um, yeah, I'm going to see her Tuesday :P yahoo :) Got meet and greet and all that. And I have a little somethin' somethin' for her ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LifelessPie on October 18, 2003, 09:23:10 am
Meech is awsume...not as good as Nessa though in my opinion...Drop In THe Ocean ,I'd Rather Be In Love, Paper Pieces, Where Are You Now, and Everywhere.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 18, 2003, 10:53:02 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"

And I have a little somethin' somethin' for her ;)


That made me think dirty thoughts.  LMAO

Lucky you with the meet and greet.  *pouts*  Take lots of pictures and share your gossip!  *puts foot down* ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 18, 2003, 03:52:59 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"

And I have a little somethin' somethin' for her ;)


That made me think dirty thoughts.  LMAO

Lucky you with the meet and greet.  *pouts*  Take lots of pictures and share your gossip!  *puts foot down* ;)


I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you :P

Trish I might have a little somethin' somethin for you too when the concert time rolls around. Just remind me closer to the date, ok? ;) You'll want to fly here and hug me for it ;)

Can I take a camera? We just got a new digicam and it's way too expensive to risk it getting taken away or something. Do they do that? I haven't been to a concert in so long.  But I want to take pics...

xo
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 18, 2003, 03:55:37 pm
O_O

I'm so intrigued!

Put the camera in your bra. ;)  It works, I swear!

I already want to fly out there and hug you so I may just decide to make out with you a little bit...as long as L. doesn't mind. ;) ;) ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 18, 2003, 04:34:03 pm
PS...since I'm a gossip whore at heart, by not telling me, you're already effectively killing me.  *dies dramatically*

<3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on October 19, 2003, 03:22:08 pm
RMTV is doing an interview with Michelle sometime, and they have concert footage and pictures from a recent show.

http://www.realmagictv.com

-katia
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on October 19, 2003, 04:46:36 pm
Quote from: "DixieChck615"
O_O

I'm so intrigued!

Put the camera in your bra. ;)  It works, I swear!


 8O  im gonna try it then! lmao
Title: Michelle on Last Call
Post by: topher8467 on October 20, 2003, 03:28:29 pm
I'm not sure about this, since this originally aired a couple of weeks ago, but my local TV listing indicate that Michelle Branch will be performing tonight on Last Call with Carson Daly.

That's Oct. 20, 1:35 pm eastern/pacific times. She performs her new single toward the end of the show.

Topher
Title: Michelle on Last Call
Post by: topher8467 on October 20, 2003, 03:28:43 pm
I'm not sure about this, since this originally aired a couple of weeks ago, but my local TV listing indicate that Michelle Branch will be performing tonight on Last Call with Carson Daly.

That's Oct. 20, 1:35 pm eastern/pacific times. She performs her new single toward the end of the show.

Topher
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 20, 2003, 03:34:36 pm
Yep...they rerun that show a lot
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 20, 2003, 04:27:10 pm
oh good I missed it
Title: hmm
Post by: Alecs on October 21, 2003, 01:55:06 pm
I didn't see it.. woops!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 26, 2003, 07:21:16 pm
From what I've been hearing of the live shows, it's definitely not something to be missed...go if you can.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on October 27, 2003, 01:06:12 am
Quote from: "danielmarko"
I don't like "Breathe" as much as "Are You Happy Now" for single....oh well, it's still better than kelly clarkson


Hmmm Maybe I changed my mind now...

It's weird, I'm in love with Michelle now.

I dreamed about her last night. It was a video for "Breathe" and I havn't even seen the "Breathe" video!

I just saved a ton of pics of her onto my screen saver now too...haha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: moviemaker248 on October 27, 2003, 12:47:40 pm
i wasn't the biggest michelle branch fan either, but i went to a show a couple weeks ago and it was faaaaaaaantastic  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on October 27, 2003, 02:22:18 pm
Yeah, I liked her some, but after a couple of TV performances she ROCKS!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on October 28, 2003, 04:53:21 pm
I did get to see the Last Call  :)

And did you hear about poor Michelle Branch's room at the Aladdin was broken into and computer equipment was stolen. People are rude.

I guess that wasn't as much as was taken from Nelly. 1 million in jewelry.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on October 28, 2003, 04:55:39 pm
that video makes me sad.

the song sucks, and did someone clean up that big mess they made in the ocean...and throwing a guitar away...for shame...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on October 28, 2003, 07:03:47 pm
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
that video makes me sad.

the song sucks, and did someone clean up that big mess they made in the ocean...and throwing a guitar away...for shame...


*Smacks you around*

Go back to listening to 50 Cent, Avril, and Hilery Duff Joey...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on October 28, 2003, 10:11:09 pm
Quote from: "danielmarko"
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
that video makes me sad.

the song sucks, and did someone clean up that big mess they made in the ocean...and throwing a guitar away...for shame...


*Smacks you around*

Go back to listening to 50 Cent, Avril, and Hilery Duff Joey...


The video isn't the greatest but I wouldn't worry about the mess, I'm sure it was taken care of.

I knew the 1st day I bought her new cd that Breath would be the next single and I was right. The song is better than the video though. :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 29, 2003, 05:59:12 am
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
that video makes me sad.

the song sucks, and did someone clean up that big mess they made in the ocean...and throwing a guitar away...for shame...


You obviously didn't watch the making of the video for Goodbye To You.

*weeps at the destruction of the Taylor*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on October 29, 2003, 12:48:57 pm
yea i saw the making of goodbye to you...was she playing a gibson in the video? I am still slow on guitars lol.

but the song is horrid....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on October 29, 2003, 02:15:48 pm
Quote


but the song is horrid....


huh? 8O

I wouldn't say horrid but that's just my opinion...l
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on October 29, 2003, 02:51:37 pm
Quote from: "Alecs"
Quote


but the song is horrid....


huh? 8O

I wouldn't say horrid but that's just my opinion...l


but I would...and that's my opinion.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 03, 2003, 07:20:50 am
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/mbvirginmega.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on November 03, 2003, 07:54:11 pm
I was watching Monday Night Football tonight and I guess at the halftime of each game they have two players from other teams perform a song with a music artist and pit them against each other and have the fans vote to see who was better. Tonights performance pitted Eddie George (Tennessee Titans) and Monica against Bryan Scott (Atlanta Falcons) and Michelle Branch. Apparently Scott is a good keyboard player and he attempted to play the keyboard in "Are You Happy Now" ... and it didn't sound so well. ... well I mean it did but it sounded more classical sounding than in the song... anyway, needless to say I voted for Eddie George  :razz:, but it was cool to see Michelle Branch on MNF.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 05, 2003, 01:10:45 pm
michelle won.  HEHEHE
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on November 05, 2003, 01:16:18 pm
That's good. I'm all for Michelle winning, but that guy kind of sucked LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: notagirl on November 05, 2003, 02:16:02 pm
Did anyone catch her on the RMA? Not too good. Just a question, in the video for breathe she throws away her guitar does that mean she's giving up on playing the guitar. I hope not.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 16, 2003, 08:45:58 pm
boo that most of the tour dates were cancelled including fresno.

yay that SF wasn't cancelled...i would have cried.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 16, 2003, 09:11:43 pm
yeah I feel ya. I totally wanted to go the New Orleans one. :(

This Tampa one looks a little shady. A few of the other people who were supposed to be there have cancelled. The link to get tickets even says does not exist. I am gonna call tomorrow. Maybe she will cancel that one and get back New Orleans.

I saw something, I can't remember where about her doing something before the SF show. I also of course can't remember what she is doing. Maybe an in-store, was it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 16, 2003, 10:36:20 pm
OMG...YOU MUST FIND OUT AND TELL ME *dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 17, 2003, 08:14:33 am
ok, I remember now. It is Maroon5 at Borders before the SF show. Sorry. They were both in SF they are both in November and they both start with M.  :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 17, 2003, 08:21:40 am
LMAO....DAMN!

;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 04:47:55 pm
she cancelled both her shows down here, but i wasnt really planning on going anyways...
Evanescence cancelled their show down here the same week!

wtf?! lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 17, 2003, 04:51:05 pm
Michelle is supposedly REALLY sick.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 04:53:45 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Michelle is supposedly REALLY sick.


aw really? with what?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 17, 2003, 04:55:07 pm
Some kind of throat condition.  She is under doctor's orders not to sing more than absolutely necessary.  She sold out SF so I figure that's why it's still on.  She's doing the MLS half time.  Then a show in Las Vegas.  All like 3 days apart from each other.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 04:56:42 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Some kind of throat condition.  She is under doctor's orders not to sing more than absolutely necessary.  She sold out SF so I figure that's why it's still on.  She's doing the MLS half time.  Then a show in Las Vegas.  All like 3 days apart from each other.


oh, i see!
i hope she feels better soon! that sucks when a singer has a sore throat cause that's their career being put on hold.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on November 17, 2003, 05:02:09 pm
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 05:06:32 pm
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.


what do you mean? lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on November 17, 2003, 05:22:02 pm
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.


what do you mean? lol


The 600th post in this thread  :twisted:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 05:23:54 pm
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.


what do you mean? lol


The 600th post in this thread  :twisted:


ooo... lol, i see!
what should i edit it to? saying its 600?

*confused*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on November 17, 2003, 05:26:10 pm
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.


what do you mean? lol


The 600th post in this thread  :twisted:


ooo... lol, i see!
what should i edit it to? saying its 600?

*confused*


Nah, just leave it be  :D ...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on November 17, 2003, 09:06:54 pm
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
That was 600, Holly. You might want to make an edit, lol.


what do you mean? lol


The 600th post in this thread  :twisted:


ooo... lol, i see!
what should i edit it to? saying its 600?

*confused*


Nah, just leave it be  :D ...


lol, o, ok :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 22, 2003, 08:45:30 am
(http://www.trixiedish.com/images/meandmichelle.jpg)

Best freaking day ever.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on November 22, 2003, 09:31:54 am
Quote from: "tricia"
(http://www.trixiedish.com/images/meandmichelle.jpg)

Best freaking day ever.


Coooooooooooooooooooool!!! 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 22, 2003, 10:14:32 am
Yay!!

I was *gasp* when I saw it. I am so happy for you!!  :D

I want details!! please
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on November 22, 2003, 02:46:11 pm
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "tricia"
(http://www.trixiedish.com/images/meandmichelle.jpg)

Best freaking day ever.


Coooooooooooooooooooool!!! 8O


Snap! that's awesome Tricia!!!!! 8O  8O  8O  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on November 22, 2003, 02:59:06 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Best freaking day ever.


 8O  YAY!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 23, 2003, 04:07:34 pm
Here's the deal with the M&G:

I totally did not expect to get passes. That has never been a condition of my being PIF SF leader. I tried to win them, and I didn't, so I figured I wouldn't go to the M&G.

While I was having people sign the card I bought for Michelle, Ryan came up and was all "You got passes". I was like o_O. It turns out that they (Taylor) had given me passes anyway. I was all *dies*. So Rene and I went to the M&G after the show.

As for that totally horrid pic (LOL)...at one point during the show, someone handed Michelle a shirt, and Rene was all "They want you to take off your shirt!!!". All Michelle and the rest of us heard was "TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT!!!". Michelle looked down at Rene and was like "You want me to take off my shirt?". Rene was so embarrassed. Of course, I had to bring that up during the M&G. When Rene got up to the front, I was all "She's the one who wanted you to take off your shirt!". Michelle kinda smiled and was like "I know." And then she started cracking up. Rene was plotting revenge! When I got up there, Rene said something about me really being the one to want her to take her shirt off. I was like "WHAT?!?!?!" So when I was getting the card and the photo album out that I brought for her, Sharon says "Tricia, you can look at her!" and I said "No, I can't...she thinks I'm a perv" and Rene helped by adding something along the lines of me making sure I didn't look at her boobs. We were all laughing so I think she doesn't really think I'm a perv...I hope. I gave her the card and the photos and then asked her to sign my setlist. It says "To Tricia: Thanks for taking care of me. Michelle" *giddy* and I asked her for a picture. She was more than happy she said. So as we're posing, Rene was like "Don't touch her arse" and that made Michelle and I crack up, so in the first picture of us, I have my eyes closed and I'm laughing and she's cracking up too, but by then I was totally blushing and trying so hard not to just bust up, that the picture below is the end result. It was so worth it though. We were totally nervous before, but like during it was so cool because we were just going with the flow, entertaining Michelle, and just overall being our goober selves. Michelle may decide to ban us from any future guestlists though...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 23, 2003, 04:08:32 pm
Drop In The Ocean Intro
Find Your Way Back
Breathe
You Get Me
Everywhere
Where Are You Now
Empty Handed
Desperately
Game Of Love!!!!!!!!!
One Of These Days
Hotel Paper
Goodbye To You
Love Me Like That
Tony
Tuesday Morning
'Til I Get Over You
All You Wanted
Are You Happy Now

I spent most of Friday in line on Market Street. By far not the best place to be if you're a twenty-something female who is frightened of most people. Luckily, there were other non-drunk people around to protect me. Waiting in line is always fun. ;) The best part of the line experience came at about 6.

We had given up on Michelle coming in the building, so I decided it was time to have people sign the card I had bought for Michelle. While having people do that, I also passed out bunches and bunches of stickers that had www.pifsf.com and "Breathe Remixes in stores 11/25" written on them. Someone called me hardcore for handwriting all of those. Darn tootin I'm hardcore. :P Around 6:30 I found out that I had been given M&G passes through the goodwill of special people. We'll just end that there. At 7, the doors opened and we went in.

My friends and I took "our" spots in the front, a little left of center. That was one of many song title puns I managed that night. The opening act came out right at 8. His name was Jim Boggia and I was definitely impressed with his performance. It seemed like it was over in no time. He had a great presence and is just an all around awesome performer. Check him out...he comes highly recommended (Michelle herself personally endorses him).

After Jim's set, we all waited (im)patiently for Michelle to take the stage. From our vantage point, we could see Michelle and the band getting ready on the other side of the stage. Once the opening strains of "Drop In The Ocean" came over the system, everyone knew Michelle was coming out. They all made their way on stage and launched right into "Find Your Way Back". The security guard in the front was cracking up because everyone in the crowd starting singing so loud right away. It was incredible.

Michelle put down her guitar and walked around for her next two songs. "Breathe" the second single from Hotel Paper was very well received, as was "You Get Me" which is most famous for being the theme song to MTV's Sorority Life. The guitar came back for a revamped version of her very first single, "Everywhere". This new version is very cool. It started off with just her on the guitar at a slower tempo. The full band came in midway through the song and brought it back to its original speed. Totally awesome. My two favorite songs from Hotel Paper were next. "Where Are You Now" and "Empty Handed" have always blown me away live. I would love to see either of those become the third single from this album.

Michelle sent the boys away and sat down with her guitar to perform "Desperately". On previous tours, when performing this song, she had added the lines "Back to you, it always comes around...back to you" to the end of the song. On this tour it was "I think we're alone now, there doesn't seem to be anyone around". Since Rene and I seemed to be the only ones who knew this would happen, we were singing so loud and got a look from Michelle. We made her laugh. ;)

The SF crowd got quite the surprise when Michelle starting talking about how she doesn't really play this next song live anymore, but that she always thinks about it when she's in San Francisco. The guy she normally plays it with lives in the area. So she decided to throw the show off and add in a special treat. She asked the boys if they wanted to come out and play "Game Of Love" with her. Brad (the lead guitarist was all o_O) and she told him just to come out and join them when he was ready. We were all so excited because we knew she hadn't performed the song at any of her other dates on the Where Are You Now Tour. She kept Kevin (the key man) around after GOL and they sat down and did "One Of These Days". Just piano and vocals. This is not one of my favorite songs on the CD, but hearing it stripped down, and feeling the emotion coming from Michelle made it very very awesome live. Keeping with the acoustic theme of the previous three songs, the band came back and did a toned down "Hotel Paper" and left again for "Goodbye To You". Right before GTY, Michelle told us we could leave to take a pee break, but I don't think anyone took her up on that offer.

The speed of the show was brought back up when the band came back for good with "Love Me Like That", another personal favorite. The song I was most looking forward to was next. "Tony", a Patty Griffin tune, was delivered so flawlessly. It's a very moving song with content much different from most of Michelle's stuff. I was super glad she threw that in there. It was an excellent choice. "Tuesday Morning" is always great. It's a wonderful way to sing at the top of your lungs and be very dramatic. At least for me anyway. lol "'Til I Get Over You" was the last of the slow songs.

The best part of the show, for me, came right after TIGOY. Michelle had been getting presents all night, but during this break, she got the most. First was a Giants hat after telling us she was a big Giants fan. Every sports fan in the room swooned after hearing Michelle dug the home team. Then, some girls gave Michelle a shirt. So Rene decided it would be funny to yell out "They want you to take of your shirt!". Unfortunately for her, but SUPER funny for the rest of us, Michelle only heard "Take off your shirt!" so she looked right at us, and then right and Rene and was like "You want me to take off my shirt?". That definitely came back to haunt Rene, courtesy of yours truly.

"All You Wanted" was next. The very first time I saw Michelle, she told us this song was going to be her next single. Two years later, it is probably the most popular single she's had (next to GOL which so doesn't count). After AYW, everyone cleared the stage.

The break before the encore seemed really long. Michelle explained that it was because she needed to take her pee break. Then she kind of got embarrassed and said "That was too much information". Maybe just a little, but that's ok. :D "Are You Happy Now" was the song that closed the show. She extended the song to be close to ten minutes. It was so awesome. Kenny (Aronoff...the MAN) was rocking out on his set in the back and Michelle even went over and "helped" Brad play the guitar. The crowd was totally loving it and going crazy. That's the way a show should end.

We heard that Michelle had been pretty sick and had to cancel a lot of shows (including another one I was going to), but she didn't let it show in SF. She gave it her all, and we weren't disappointed. Her voice never faltered, she didn't seem to be tired or in pain, and she even threw in an extra song. It was also uber-cool because there was this screen behind her and during all the songs, they were showing videos. Like during "Everywhere" and "Goodbye To You" it showed part of the official videos, and during other songs it was just random images that tied in with the song's theme. This was probably the best Michelle show I've seen (and I've been to 8) and is definitely on the short list of my favorite concerts ever. I know I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again: Go check out Michelle in concert whenever you can. I promise you will have a great time. Especially if you take me with you. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 23, 2003, 05:09:51 pm
I have to say it again...  Yay!!

That is so cool. I am so happy for you PT. Thanks for the details. Your "a little left of center" cracked me up.

It sounds like an awesome show indeed.  :)

I saw the pictures on the MBMB, they came out great.  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 23, 2003, 05:12:50 pm
Thank you!

I'm still  8O  about the whole situation.

Left of center *snicker*

I put up a few extra pics at http://pics.trixiedish.com.  LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 23, 2003, 05:20:47 pm
I would still be all  8O  about it too.

I was wondering what was on your shirt.

If Ryan didn't tell you about you getting passes, how would you have known?

And go you for being a promoter and not expecting anything in return. That's what I am talking about.

Oh yeah, did she not have shoes on the entire time?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on November 23, 2003, 06:16:25 pm
*tears in my eyes, honestly* about how awesome those stories are!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 23, 2003, 07:03:25 pm
They would have found someone to tell me.

But I wasn't supposed to know until right before the show.  It was like an uber surprise.  I seriously almost cried when Ryan told me.  I got all choked up.  I was having everyone sign Michelle's card and they all looked at me and he was like "Do you want me to tell Rene?" and all I could do was nod.  I was so excited.  And so happy.  lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 24, 2003, 05:12:25 pm
awe, I can totally see you about to cry and choked up. I think I probably would have.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on November 24, 2003, 05:23:28 pm
it was hard, fr, but i kept myself together...fh and all
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on November 24, 2003, 05:36:21 pm
haha, good job

mbfhfr

*dies*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 04, 2003, 02:08:47 pm
(http://www.reflexpoint.org/~mkong/lj/2003/michelle_maxim_cover_tiny.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on December 04, 2003, 02:12:44 pm
8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 04, 2003, 02:18:56 pm
Word? lol  :twisted:
Title: Michelle is God
Post by: nessaRox on December 07, 2003, 01:34:04 am
Hi,im new here.
iam a big fan of michelle branch and have no intention of becoming an anti-michelle because of the photo shoot.

i love vanessa too.
my other favs are:
kelly clarkson
dido
delta goodrem
linkin park
evanescence
chevelle
avril lavigne
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 07, 2003, 01:35:57 am
Quote from: "eclv"
8O


I'll second that.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 07, 2003, 02:50:05 am
Quote from: "tricia"
(http://www.reflexpoint.org/~mkong/lj/2003/michelle_maxim_cover_tiny.jpg)


*goes to Maxim's website*
...
*looks for Michelle's pics*
...
*doesn't find them*
...
*cries*

lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: skyestar on December 09, 2003, 10:57:45 pm
i saw that .. and i'm like..  8O  too. i wonder if that's what MB wanted ..for ppl to think about it? to provoke ppl? to test out stuff? just because? agh. see? it's working already!! CONFUZZLED I AM!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 10, 2003, 01:20:29 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "tricia"
(http://www.reflexpoint.org/~mkong/lj/2003/michelle_maxim_cover_tiny.jpg)


*goes to Maxim's website*
...
*looks for Michelle's pics*
...
*doesn't find them*
...
*cries*

lol


*waits patiently for his copy of Maxim to come in the mail* lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 10, 2003, 01:51:33 pm
Quote from: "Tha Blingster"
*waits patiently for his copy of Maxim to come in the mail* lol


*waits patiently for Brian to scan the magazine* :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 10, 2003, 02:05:19 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "Tha Blingster"
*waits patiently for his copy of Maxim to come in the mail* lol


*waits patiently for Brian to scan the magazine* :D


LOL!

Perve! :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 10, 2003, 02:13:17 pm
Quote from: "Tia"
Perve! :wink:


Nah!! just curious! ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 10, 2003, 06:27:10 pm
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim1.jpg)
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim2.jpg)
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim3.jpg)
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim4.jpg)
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim5.jpg)
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim6.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 10, 2003, 06:33:11 pm
*in Lil Jon voice*

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKAY!!!

Very nice.

I think the Brewers stuff finally has a good reason to come down off of my tagboard.

Yep.

 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on December 10, 2003, 06:35:50 pm
what the fuck is going on with her?


I thought she was one of those artists who thought they should sell albums....not their body.


I have decided a while ago I don't like her....and now it makes me hate her more!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on December 10, 2003, 06:42:01 pm
daaaaaa-yum.

 8O

Michelle is naughtay!
Title: Maxim Pics
Post by: jjthefourth on December 10, 2003, 06:57:00 pm
As much as I don't like her, those are some pretty hot pictures.  *oogles when he thinks no one is looking*  8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on December 10, 2003, 07:01:08 pm
thinks airbrush.
Title: Airbrush
Post by: jjthefourth on December 10, 2003, 07:03:50 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
thinks airbrush.


Oh for sure.  Nothing gets printed nowadays without being airbrushed first.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on December 10, 2003, 07:05:43 pm
I just think it's so gross that she would do something like that. I seriously thought it was about selling music...writing music...for fun. Not showing off your body.

I bet Radio Disney won't play her music anymore...hahaha.

I used to love her,for her music. I loved how true she was to herself in TSR but she has changed too much for my likeing.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 10, 2003, 07:27:40 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
I just think it's so gross that she would do something like that. I seriously thought it was about selling music...writing music...for fun. Not showing off your body.

I bet Radio Disney won't play her music anymore...hahaha.

I used to love her,for her music. I loved how true she was to herself in TSR but she has changed too much for my likeing.


Most, if not all, artists do ... I've just kind of learned to live with it and appreciate the music for what it is no matter what the artist does, its their choice anyway. ... not that I don't like looking at Michelle's pictures here, but just in general some of the other pop girls who have gone from girl next door to girl on pole disgust me  :wink: (It's hard being a guy who values virtuous women I swear it is lol).
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on December 10, 2003, 07:33:59 pm
lol...I guess so...but Michelle Branch? It's just a little too much for me to handle...if Vanessa ends up doing that (although I'm sure all the guys here would be like WOW!! that's awesome!! lol ) I would be so aggainst it.


maybe I'm being hyporcritical because I fought so many people on the Christina changing thingy.....I just kinda always thought Christina was a little...wild...but Michelle...I always thought of her as a girl who stayed at home on Saturday night watching tv...not stripping for maxium. Ohh well.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 10, 2003, 07:55:31 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
maybe I'm being hyporcritical because I fought so many people on the Christina changing thingy.....I just kinda always thought Christina was a little...wild...but Michelle...I always thought of her as a girl who stayed at home on Saturday night watching tv...not stripping for maxium. Ohh well.


Nah, Michelle has a wild side. I'm sure Vanessa does too, but don't we all.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on December 10, 2003, 07:58:40 pm
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/shock.gif) I mean DAMN
So the pic of VC that JJ scanned is no longer my wallpaper.

(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall-thumb.jpg) (http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall.jpg)

That's just HOT!
Sorry Vanessa. I still love you, but... DAMN
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 10, 2003, 08:07:12 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/shock.gif) I mean DAMN
So the pic of VC that JJ scanned is no longer my wallpaper.

(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall-thumb.jpg) (http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall.jpg)

That's just HOT!
Sorry Vanessa. I still love you, but... DAMN


HOLLA lol

And I just kind of find it hilarious that people are all  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  8O  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil: over this ... I've just kind of realized that celebs will do what they want, when they want and it shouldn't really that big of a suprise. Also, it should be about the music if you are really a devout follower of someone anyway. We all do things others don't approve of, but that doesn't mean we just giantly hate on them for it. But yeah, that is my soapbox rant....

I shall now return to oggling this wallpaper BV has put together.  :twisted:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on December 10, 2003, 08:14:34 pm
good god!!  

MBFHFR!! FH right now FR!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on December 10, 2003, 08:19:09 pm
Title: Blasphemy!
Post by: jjthefourth on December 10, 2003, 09:18:27 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
So the pic of VC that JJ scanned is no longer my wallpaper.
....
Sorry Vanessa. I still love you, but... DAMN


Blasphemy I tell you!  Pure blasphemy!!  :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 10, 2003, 10:26:42 pm
I don't get why people make such a big deal at all.

So Michelle wanted to take off her clothes.  BIG FREAKING DEAL.

If Vanessa did it...BIG FREAKING DEAL.

It's just her personal choice.

I'm all LMAO @ people all "I can't be a fan anymore".  Her posing for a magazine doesn't make her music change, so if you weren't a fan of her music, what were you a fan of?

Side note: RAWR
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on December 10, 2003, 11:04:34 pm
no I haven't been into her music for a while now. I used to love it but now I don't really care for it.

Maybe I should have refrased it... I used to have a lot of respect for her ...but now with her taking off her cloths like that it makes me have a ton less if not now respect for her. I don't know...maybe you have to be like 14ish to understand how gross it is. I don't know. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. you think what you want.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 11, 2003, 02:01:33 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/shock.gif) I mean DAMN
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall-thumb.jpg) (http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall.jpg)
That's just HOT!


WOW!!!
I second that! I always knew Michelle was a hot chick! ;)
*thinks about using BV's wallpaper for his comp* lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on December 11, 2003, 04:18:42 am
yeah PT, I don't get it either. I mean did her music change? I think not. So she looks good and is proud of her body, go her!!


Side note: RAWR
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 11, 2003, 05:34:39 am
Quote from: "tricia"
I don't get why people make such a big deal at all.

So Michelle wanted to take off her clothes.  BIG FREAKING DEAL.

If Vanessa did it...BIG FREAKING DEAL.

It's just her personal choice.

I'm all LMAO @ people all "I can't be a fan anymore".  Her posing for a magazine doesn't make her music change, so if you weren't a fan of her music, what were you a fan of?

Side note: RAWR


I totally agree! (With the side note, too :lol:  :wink: )
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 11, 2003, 07:26:14 am
LOL...I didn't mean you Shelly.  I meant like people over at the MBMB who like the day before the news came out were all "I <3 Michelle!" and now are all "I hate Michelle!".

If you weren't really into the music already, I didn't mean to group ya in there.

Sorry 'bout that! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Dancernl on December 11, 2003, 07:57:49 am
dude, if i looked like her i'd be naked all the time!  People need to lighten up.......
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: divasteph on December 11, 2003, 08:00:10 am
the first few pics she looks like christina aguliera - however i adore her little music note tattoo (i dont like tattoos personally -but i like that one!)

xoxo
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 11, 2003, 08:25:02 am
Quote from: "tricia"
I don't get why people make such a big deal at all.

So Michelle wanted to take off her clothes.  BIG FREAKING DEAL.

If Vanessa did it...BIG FREAKING DEAL.

It's just her personal choice.

I'm all LMAO @ people all "I can't be a fan anymore".  Her posing for a magazine doesn't make her music change, so if you weren't a fan of her music, what were you a fan of?

Side note: RAWR


Word on all counts.  :twisted:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 11, 2003, 01:26:21 pm
Quote from: "Dancernl"
dude, if i looked like her i'd be naked all the time!


 :roflmao:

So true!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on December 11, 2003, 01:28:36 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "blackvulture"
(http://www.blackvulture.com/vanessa/icons/shock.gif) I mean DAMN
(http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall-thumb.jpg) (http://blackvulture.thiscrappyband.com/branch/mb-maximwall.jpg)
That's just HOT!


WOW!!!
I second that! I always knew Michelle was a hot chick! ;)
*thinks about using BV's wallpaper for his comp* lol


HOLY SHITE THAT'S TASTEY!!!! 8O SO MUCH FOR PEEPS SAYING SHE GAINED TOO MUCH WEIGHT LATELY!

Where is this wallpaper from?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 11, 2003, 07:48:37 pm
8O   8O   8O
Her milkshakes bring this boy to the yard!
 8O  8O  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 11, 2003, 08:39:00 pm
LMAO  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 11, 2003, 09:32:45 pm
I've shared it with just about every male online on my buddy list now... Some reactions...

Akaspud**: holy shitttttttttttt
Akaspud**: where the hell did she get that body
Akaspud**: yea and that sexy tattoo on her back

RIOS****: slammin...
RIOS****: see the middle pic on the bottom? omg...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 12, 2003, 12:53:29 am
I posted it on LPU...it's only on its 6th page now...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 12, 2003, 01:26:14 am
lol
Title: Michelle is God
Post by: nessaRox on December 12, 2003, 01:58:52 am
Hi, guys
an update on the maxim shootout
michelle sexy pics available anywhere now
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2003, 07:42:07 am
No they aren't.  The magazine doesn't come out until Christmas Eve.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2003, 08:27:02 am
http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim7.jpg
http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim8.jpg
http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim9.jpg
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 12, 2003, 08:53:14 am
I wish I had a body like that... 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on December 12, 2003, 11:19:10 am
Quote from: "tricia"

It's just her personal choice.



 Yes, it is her personal choice. But if it was my personal choice to make a racist comment would that make it right? I don't think thats the point. I think she has a standard, and that standard has been considerably lowered by this.  Personally, i don't have a problem with it- but others do.  And whether she chooses to or not, she is a role model.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on December 12, 2003, 11:26:02 am
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Quote from: "tricia"

It's just her personal choice.
Yes, it is her personal choice. But if it was my personal choice to make a racist comment would that make it right? I don't think thats the point. I think she has a standard, and that standard has been considerably lowered by this.  Personally, i don't have a problem with it- but others do.  And whether she chooses to or not, she is a role model.
I agree with Rosie.  It *does* change my perception of Michelle Branch in two ways... 1) I am amazed by her confidence to do a photoshoot like that and 2) I am disappointed that she has succumbed to being one of the women that do the "Maxim photo shoot."  I thought she held higher standards for herself and wanted to be a role model for kids of all ages, but she is and will forever be a sex object for a certain part of the population now.  It doesn't change her music, but it does change peoples perception of her.  This puts her on the playing field with Britney and Christina ;)

-katia
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: divasteph on December 12, 2003, 12:24:26 pm
Quote from: "katia"
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Quote from: "tricia"

It's just her personal choice.
Yes, it is her personal choice. But if it was my personal choice to make a racist comment would that make it right? I don't think thats the point. I think she has a standard, and that standard has been considerably lowered by this.  Personally, i don't have a problem with it- but others do.  And whether she chooses to or not, she is a role model.
I agree with Rosie.  It *does* change my perception of Michelle Branch in two ways... 1) I am amazed by her confidence to do a photoshoot like that and 2) I am disappointed that she has succumbed to being one of the women that do the "Maxim photo shoot."  I thought she held higher standards for herself and wanted to be a role model for kids of all ages, but she is and will forever be a sex object for a certain part of the population now.  It doesn't change her music, but it does change peoples perception of her.  This puts her on the playing field with Britney and Christina ;)

-katia


i bet she made a big wad of moolah for it though - and for that - i am like go girl!!!!

xoxo
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2003, 12:44:06 pm
LMAO Steph...awesome!

Katia, how does posing for Maxim show low standards for herself?  Nudity is beautiful.  It's the way we were born.  I think it shows she has high standards for herself.  She obviously cares about and takes care of her body.  In a society where an absurd amount of people are out of shape and flat out obese, it's nice to see that someone can be musically gifted, intelligent, AND look good.  Plus, it shows that you don't have to be a skinny minnie.  She has meat on them thar bones.  It's a healthy weight and a healthy body type.  That should be people's role model.  Take care of your body, it's the only one you've got.

As for the whole racist comment deal, I don't see exactly what that has to do with a photo shoot?  Racist comments are made with the intent to hurt and demean, these photos celebrate the beauty of the human form.  What's negative about that? o_O  It's not like it's porn.  You can't see anything.

Britney and Christina make buttloads of money.  Good for them.  If only I could market myself like that.  They call it the music business for a reason.  You do whatever you can to get your product out there and get the most people interested.  You whore yourself.  *shrug*  C'est la vie...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on December 12, 2003, 02:08:36 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
LMAO Steph...awesome!

Katia, how does posing for Maxim show low standards for herself?  Nudity is beautiful.  It's the way we were born.  I think it shows she has high standards for herself.  She obviously cares about and takes care of her body.  In a society where an absurd amount of people are out of shape and flat out obese, .  Plus, it shows that you don't have to be a skinny minnie.  She has meat on them thar bones.  It's a healthy weight and a healthy body type.  That should be people's role model.  Take care of your body, it's the only one you've got.


I definetely do get your point and i do understand but i don't agree. I think it shows anything but that she has high standards for herself. Those pictures aren't about 'celebrating the beauty of the human form', unless of course you count men leering at her 'celebrating'. If no-one did this sort of thing, then would men expect it anymore? I don't know. All i know is that it sets a precident for stars to come, and for women to show increasing amounts of skin for men to stare at in a derogatory way. How many men have you seen read Maxim and say "oh wow, lets celebrate the beauty of her human form." ?

(Granted, my racist example was a crap one, but i think you get my point!?)

Quote from: "tricia"
Britney and Christina make buttloads of money.  Good for them.  If only I could market myself like that.  They call it the music business for a reason.  You do whatever you can to get your product out there and get the most people interested.  You whore yourself.  *shrug*  C'est la vie...


And Steph, i don't personally agree with applauding someone for selling their body and making money out of it. Thats like saying "Well done! You're a prostitutue, well done for making lots of money" I don't think thats admirable in any way.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: divasteph on December 12, 2003, 02:24:29 pm
Quote from: "rosieposy87"


And Steph, i don't personally agree with applauding someone for selling their body and making money out of it. Thats like saying "Well done! You're a prostitutue, well done for making lots of money" I don't think thats admirable in any way.


i mean - if i could sit in a photography studio for an hour or two and make enough money to live for 10 years without ever having to work - and not being completely nude *** - I would do it - hell ya! - however i dont think i would just do it to better my musicial career - but she does look pretty hot - those shorts are kinda tacky --- but if the moneys right --- who wouldnt want to be able to retire at 25???
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on December 12, 2003, 02:58:01 pm
I wonder what the Chinese or Japanese means.....the first character means feeling or something similar.  It can be translated to mean many things depending on the second character.  I wished I still had my character dictionary for japanese.

The first question is what language is it?

But she is very hot to say the least.

So many people don't understand male sexuality or have respect for it.  Not all men fit the generalization, especially deep down.  Male appreciation for women is not always derogatory.  And just because you don't understand true sexual attraction towards women(or are repressing it) doesn't mean there is something wrong with it.  Sorry for the rant.

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on December 12, 2003, 03:11:26 pm
Oh yeah....that was directed toward some people on here but I agree with the view that artists or women in general should refrain from exposing themselves because it does set a president for coming artists.  It should be about the music and not about their bodies.  In order to be big you shouldn't have to expose your body is what I'm saying; Emphasis on, "have to."

On a side note: Men(in particular, artists) do this too.

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on December 12, 2003, 03:18:50 pm
if youve had bad experiences with sexuality in your life..whether it was from your own personal experience or from observing someone elses.. your moral opinion will be affected. you could have had a bad experience from dressing sexy and it affected you so much that now in your opinion 'dressing sexy is a bad thing'. thats the cognition you would have formed in your mind.
so everyone is going to have different moral opinions. whos right and whos wrong?

If you are strong and aware of yourself as a person, you could look at these pictures and feel empowered by them. These days, especially women are made to feel that sexuality is a bad thing that we should feel guilty about it and ashamed.
On the other hand today you cant help but expect people to have a negative outlook on sex when most of the time it is tied in with violence and abuse and degradation. No wonder we are made to feel guilty and fear about it.

Personally, I believe you dont have to be half naked to be sexy.
Im an introvert so I like to keep things behind close doors. However to some extent I like to get dressed up and look after myself because it makes me feel sexy and there is nothing wrong with feeling sexy.
I can see things from two perspectives. I condradict myself because morally I disagree with it and when I think practically I see beyond my morals. I like to however keep my clothes on, and thats me.
Then again, you may be someone who likes to express your sexuality and thats not a bad thing. Aslong as you are not expressing it in a negative way, and expressing your sexuality doesnt mean wearing tiny revealing outfits or having multiple sexual partners.. if you had common sense you would realise that it can be dangerous.

If we looked at nudity in a positive way then nudity would be looked at as an art..not as something degrading, but these days its mostly percieved as a negative thing.


blah blah blah.. when it comes down to it.. if you like her music then these pictures shouldnt stand in the way of you liking the music. Continue to support the music if it reaches you.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on December 12, 2003, 03:30:06 pm
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Quote from: "tricia"
LMAO Steph...awesome!

Katia, how does posing for Maxim show low standards for herself?  Nudity is beautiful.  It's the way we were born.  I think it shows she has high standards for herself.  She obviously cares about and takes care of her body.  In a society where an absurd amount of people are out of shape and flat out obese, .  Plus, it shows that you don't have to be a skinny minnie.  She has meat on them thar bones.  It's a healthy weight and a healthy body type.  That should be people's role model.  Take care of your body, it's the only one you've got.


I definetely do get your point and i do understand but i don't agree. I think it shows anything but that she has high standards for herself. Those pictures aren't about 'celebrating the beauty of the human form', unless of course you count men leering at her 'celebrating'. If no-one did this sort of thing, then would men expect it anymore? I don't know. All i know is that it sets a precident for stars to come, and for women to show increasing amounts of skin for men to stare at in a derogatory way. How many men have you seen read Maxim and say "oh wow, lets celebrate the beauty of her human form." ?

(Granted, my racist example was a crap one, but i think you get my point!?)

Quote from: "tricia"
Britney and Christina make buttloads of money.  Good for them.  If only I could market myself like that.  They call it the music business for a reason.  You do whatever you can to get your product out there and get the most people interested.  You whore yourself.  *shrug*  C'est la vie...


And Steph, i don't personally agree with applauding someone for selling their body and making money out of it. Thats like saying "Well done! You're a prostitutue, well done for making lots of money" I don't think thats admirable in any way.


Personally I agree with that last bit. I agree with it because it is something I would never do.
Yeah who wouldnt want to retire at an early age and have loads of money but I would like to think that the money I created was from being successful in my talent.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on December 12, 2003, 06:06:48 pm
(http://www.pifsf.com/images/maxim8.jpg)

damn! i don't like michelle that much....but that is hella sexy.

even if she looks like a turtle in the face.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on December 12, 2003, 10:06:51 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Katia, how does posing for Maxim show low standards for herself?  Nudity is beautiful.  It's the way we were born.  

Have you ever noticed how it's always the women that have to strip down to be noticed? Have you ever noticed how men walk around in their long boardies, and yet women have to wear bikinis? In the summer heat, women walk around practically naked, while men still wear shorts and a t-shirt? Why is it that men have more modesty than women? Sure nudity is beautiful blah blah, but what happened to modesty of the human form? WHy is it always exploited? Not selling yourself like that to have pre-pubesent guys oogling over you in the bathroom? I'd mean I feel all dirty and aolied and just yuck, knowing that little boys take me into the bathroom and are little voyeurs and just .... I mean ... yes yes, you'll tell me it's my choice to wear a bikini or not, but, society for some reason has set the standards such that, we've lost our modesty, we've lost our values, and women are nothing more than a piece of meat in bikini's or nightclubs wearing next to nothing. Boy argue ... what's wrong with that! Girls argue ... it's your choice, but when it comes down to it, i'm just so sick of seeing a lack of positive virtues ... i'm sick of women having to be strip down, to (a) either prove a point in that "I am an artist, and I can do whatever I want ... the fans don't own me ..." a la Jewel and now Michelle, and (b) just general being exploited because it's a mans world and sex sells.
When was the last time you saw some Jason Mraz or John Mayer having to bare all to get some publistity? I wonder why it's always the girls? Girls genereally have to wear less than men, and have to reveal more to get recognition and to get noticed! Strange.
I'm sure ppl don't look at Playboy and drool over some "chick" and think ... "I wonder if she has a nice personality?"

Quote from: "trish"
I think it shows she has high standards for herself.  She obviously cares about and takes care of her body.  In a society where an absurd amount of people are out of shape and flat out obese, it's nice to see that someone can be musically gifted, intelligent, AND look good.  Plus, it shows that you don't have to be a skinny minnie.  She has meat on them thar bones.  It's a healthy weight and a healthy body type.  That should be people's role model.  Take care of your body, it's the only one you've got.

Sorry. We're fat, because we are greedy. It's because we are lazy and lack self control and self disipline. 1in 5 aussies are obese, and 2 in 5 are over-weight. It's disgusting, but the music industry won't LET you be successfull unless you fit the bill!!! Name me an artist who is fat? Name me and actress who is fat? There aren't any fat ppl in the show-biz area! It's simply not allowed! If you're talking about skinny "role-models" in the music industry, you ain't gotta look far.
How is that NOT a skinny minnie? That's as skinny as she comes. In fact now, little girls are going to be thinking that's EVEN MICHELLE who they relyed on the keep it real, is skinny, and if they have confidence issues to begin with, it's only going to be exaserbated, because shots like this play on people with low self esteem and low self confidence.
Yes! Take care of you're body! True. Get fit, work out exercise fine ... but all I see in them photos is ... tacky-ness with those flames, and it looks like she's sweating ... I don't know, I just find it very lurid.

She can look good in a sexy pair of jeans and a nice little t-shirt. She also looks very good in nothing, but what has she left to the imagination? Nothing. I've seen michelle branch naked. And now I feel I know michelle. How can artists do what they do, and yet still DEMAND their privacy like it's a right? She just put herself out there! I've just counted 5 guys with her on their wall paper, and they'll sit their oogling her every night befor bed ... of course ppl want to know intimate details! And yet she'll say she her privacy. funny.

Quote
Britney and Christina make buttloads of money.  Good for them.  If only I could market myself like that.  They call it the music business for a reason.  You do whatever you can to get your product out there and get the most people interested.  You whore yourself.  *shrug*  C'est la vie...

That's what it all comes down to. Money.

It hasn't changed my opinion about michelle, I still think her music is mediocre ... but yeah for sure, it's her life! Just like what ever anyone wants to do is their life. It's just this is so in your face all the time! Artists who talk trash about it always being about the music, and keeping it real and keeping their clothes on, but as soon as they see those $$$ signs, it's like all that goes out the window. Not virtues and standards, no modesty.
There's more to life than money.

Fuck it. At the end of day, she's not someone special. People are making waves all the time around us, you're constantly having to make up you're mind about right and wrong even from a simple train trip, you see things that you have to deal with ... but she's in the lime-light because she's famous and has access to more ppl than the average joe-bloe, but you're always having to deal with something. I just hope those ppl out there that think whatever celebrities do is right, have the presense of mind to know that celebrities are talented at what they do fair enough, but they aren't perfect. Nor are they the whole package.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on December 12, 2003, 10:15:29 pm
you know what?
She's yet another artist that has gone down that path.
No big deal. Like Brian said ... it's almost to be expected these days. how sad. When that's the norm.
I just can't believe I spent 10 mintues typing all that out thats all ...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2003, 10:56:05 pm
I guess it's just an issue that we'll never agree on.

I think we differ on the definition of exploitation.  To exploit someone (in this context in which I think you're using it) is "to make use of meanly or unjustly for one's own advantage".  This, to me, implies that the person being "exploited" has no say in the matter, which, as the Today show interview this morning proved, is DEFINITELY not the case in this situation.  Correct me if you meant exploit differently.

I think it's a stark generalization to say that women have lost their modesty.  In all honesty, don't most of your friends dress to the same standards as you, as do most people you know?  While Hollywood may have different standards, I find it rare to see hoe bags walking down the street.

I guess it all boils down to opinion, and ours are different.  Ah well, thus is the way of the world.

I don't see why people always get so worked up about though.  This has in no way brought me an emotional response.  I think it's strange that is has for some people.  Like she's family or something.  Maybe it doesn't bother me because it's not my sister, my friend, etc.  Maybe if would bug me if she was.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2003, 11:10:58 pm
Quote from: "musicalness"
if youve had bad experiences with sexuality in your life..whether it was from your own personal experience or from observing someone elses.. your moral opinion will be affected. you could have had a bad experience from dressing sexy and it affected you so much that now in your opinion 'dressing sexy is a bad thing'. thats the cognition you would have formed in your mind.
so everyone is going to have different moral opinions. whos right and whos wrong?

If you are strong and aware of yourself as a person, you could look at these pictures and feel empowered by them. These days, especially women are made to feel that sexuality is a bad thing that we should feel guilty about it and ashamed.
On the other hand today you cant help but expect people to have a negative outlook on sex when most of the time it is tied in with violence and abuse and degradation. No wonder we are made to feel guilty and fear about it.


Personally, I believe you dont have to be half naked to be sexy.
Im an introvert so I like to keep things behind close doors. However to some extent I like to get dressed up and look after myself because it makes me feel sexy and there is nothing wrong with feeling sexy.
I can see things from two perspectives. I condradict myself because morally I disagree with it and when I think practically I see beyond my morals. I like to however keep my clothes on, and thats me.
Then again, you may be someone who likes to express your sexuality and thats not a bad thing. Aslong as you are not expressing it in a negative way, and expressing your sexuality doesnt mean wearing tiny revealing outfits or having multiple sexual partners.. if you had common sense you would realise that it can be dangerous.

If we looked at nudity in a positive way then nudity would be looked at as an art..not as something degrading, but these days its mostly percieved as a negative thing.


blah blah blah.. when it comes down to it.. if you like her music then these pictures shouldnt stand in the way of you liking the music. Continue to support the music if it reaches you.


BTW, can I just applaud you for making the most intelligent post in this thread?  That was awesome.

Honestly, this is brilliant.  You present both sides of the issue, give support for each, give your personal opinion, and then sum it all up nicely.  And you leave emotion out of the equation.  So many people today get worked up about things that are so unimportant in the long run.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 13, 2003, 05:08:19 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "musicalness"
if youve had bad experiences with sexuality in your life..whether it was from your own personal experience or from observing someone elses.. your moral opinion will be affected. you could have had a bad experience from dressing sexy and it affected you so much that now in your opinion 'dressing sexy is a bad thing'. thats the cognition you would have formed in your mind.
so everyone is going to have different moral opinions. whos right and whos wrong?

If you are strong and aware of yourself as a person, you could look at these pictures and feel empowered by them. These days, especially women are made to feel that sexuality is a bad thing that we should feel guilty about it and ashamed.
On the other hand today you cant help but expect people to have a negative outlook on sex when most of the time it is tied in with violence and abuse and degradation. No wonder we are made to feel guilty and fear about it.


Personally, I believe you dont have to be half naked to be sexy.
Im an introvert so I like to keep things behind close doors. However to some extent I like to get dressed up and look after myself because it makes me feel sexy and there is nothing wrong with feeling sexy.
I can see things from two perspectives. I condradict myself because morally I disagree with it and when I think practically I see beyond my morals. I like to however keep my clothes on, and thats me.
Then again, you may be someone who likes to express your sexuality and thats not a bad thing. Aslong as you are not expressing it in a negative way, and expressing your sexuality doesnt mean wearing tiny revealing outfits or having multiple sexual partners.. if you had common sense you would realise that it can be dangerous.

If we looked at nudity in a positive way then nudity would be looked at as an art..not as something degrading, but these days its mostly percieved as a negative thing.


blah blah blah.. when it comes down to it.. if you like her music then these pictures shouldnt stand in the way of you liking the music. Continue to support the music if it reaches you.


BTW, can I just applaud you for making the most intelligent post in this thread?  That was awesome.

Honestly, this is brilliant.  You present both sides of the issue, give support for each, give your personal opinion, and then sum it all up nicely.  And you leave emotion out of the equation.  So many people today get worked up about things that are so unimportant in the long run.


Yeah...that was pretty deep... 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kev222 on December 13, 2003, 02:41:32 pm
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Quote from: "tricia"
Katia, how does posing for Maxim show low standards for herself?  Nudity is beautiful.  It's the way we were born.  I think it shows she has high standards for herself.  She obviously cares about and takes care of her body.  In a society where an absurd amount of people are out of shape and flat out obese, .  Plus, it shows that you don't have to be a skinny minnie.  She has meat on them thar bones.  It's a healthy weight and a healthy body type.  That should be people's role model.  Take care of your body, it's the only one you've got.


I definetely do get your point and i do understand but i don't agree. I think it shows anything but that she has high standards for herself. Those pictures aren't about 'celebrating the beauty of the human form', unless of course you count men leering at her 'celebrating'. If no-one did this sort of thing, then would men expect it anymore? I don't know. All i know is that it sets a precident for stars to come, and for women to show increasing amounts of skin for men to stare at in a derogatory way. How many men have you seen read Maxim and say "oh wow, lets celebrate the beauty of her human form." ?

I agree. Maxim is printed for one reason, to make money off of the fact that guys like to look at naked women. It's motivated by the ability to make money by exploiting this fact, not the beauty of the nakedness. That's why there are so many adverts in it!

If she was posing for a proper art (or fitness) magazine with a history of integrity then it would not be a problem to me. But Maxim is not that magazine.

Of course, I don't know Michelle's mind or what her motives were, so I'm not going to judge her. Maybe she was motivated by the beauty of nudity or a desire to promote health, I don't know. But if this was the case, Maxim was a bad choice of magazine. If you've had a hit record, you are a role model to young people all over the world, it's not something you can opt out of. I think this kind of thing sets a detrimental precedent for the more impressionable amongst her fans and perhaps other young female musicians (or future musicians).

A thick dividing line between music and beaty/fashion/sex is absolutely required to preserve the integrety of music. That line is already blurred into insignificance, this kind of thing makes it worse (if it can get any worse than it is now :-\)

-Kev

P.S. This post was entirely my opinion
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on December 13, 2003, 03:07:52 pm
Quote from: "tylor2000"
"

On a side note: Men(in particular, artists) do this too.

tylor


yup take justin timberlake for an example and his pictures on rolling stone.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on December 13, 2003, 03:30:40 pm
Quote
BTW, can I just applaud you for making the most intelligent post in this thread? That was awesome.

Honestly, this is brilliant. You present both sides of the issue, give support for each, give your personal opinion, and then sum it all up nicely. And you leave emotion out of the equation. So many people today get worked up about things that are so unimportant in the long run.


thanks Tricia =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: musicalness on December 13, 2003, 03:49:58 pm
Quote
If she was posing for a proper art (or fitness) magazine with a history of integrity then it would not be a problem to me. But Maxim is not that magazine.


I agree with that Kev.
for several reasons.. reasons that you mentioned and also with all the airbrushing and touch ups, those magazines do not promote the naked body as an artform.  If they did then they wouldnt have to alter anything.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on December 13, 2003, 10:13:02 pm
I still think she is hot. Reminds me of a few ex-girlfreinds I've had.  It also makes me think I need another girlfriend. LOL

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 13, 2003, 11:02:57 pm
She made the choice to do this, and I admire her bravery for it. She's got the body (which she probably worked for) so she can show it off if she wants. And yes, she is a role model for some people... but she also has her own life. If she wants to do something, she shouldn't be held back. What she's doing is not hurting anyone!
She's doing what sooo many other artists are doing though, and to me she's kind of loosing her uniqueness. Now I think she's going to be grouped into Britney/Christina group, which is kinda sad. Jewel did the same thing... and her music changed along with her image. I wonder if Michelle's will too?
I'm not any less of a fan of hers but I do think of her diferently now. But yes, it's the music that counts! That's why I've liked Michelle before, and that's why I like her now.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 14, 2003, 10:41:38 am
Quote from: "Holly"
She made the choice to do this, and I admire her bravery for it. She's got the body (which she probably worked for) so she can show it off if she wants. And yes, she is a role model for some people... but she also has her own life. If she wants to do something, she shouldn't be held back. What she's doing is not hurting anyone!
She's doing what sooo many other artists are doing though, and to me she's kind of loosing her uniqueness. Now I think she's going to be grouped into Britney/Christina group, which is kinda sad. Jewel did the same thing... and her music changed along with her image. I wonder if Michelle's will too?
I'm not any less of a fan of hers but I do think of her diferently now. But yes, it's the music that counts! That's why I've liked Michelle before, and that's why I like her now.


Very well said... =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 14, 2003, 11:58:01 am
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "Holly"
She made the choice to do this, and I admire her bravery for it. She's got the body (which she probably worked for) so she can show it off if she wants. And yes, she is a role model for some people... but she also has her own life. If she wants to do something, she shouldn't be held back. What she's doing is not hurting anyone!
She's doing what sooo many other artists are doing though, and to me she's kind of loosing her uniqueness. Now I think she's going to be grouped into Britney/Christina group, which is kinda sad. Jewel did the same thing... and her music changed along with her image. I wonder if Michelle's will too?
I'm not any less of a fan of hers but I do think of her diferently now. But yes, it's the music that counts! That's why I've liked Michelle before, and that's why I like her now.


Very well said... =)


thank you! :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on December 14, 2003, 12:53:34 pm
Nothing wrong with what she did.
I am not complaining at all  :lol:
all I care is about is the music and it still kicks ass
like no other so until the music gets terrible, lets give Michelle her respect :)

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 14, 2003, 02:49:10 pm
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "Holly"
She made the choice to do this, and I admire her bravery for it. She's got the body (which she probably worked for) so she can show it off if she wants. And yes, she is a role model for some people... but she also has her own life. If she wants to do something, she shouldn't be held back. What she's doing is not hurting anyone!
She's doing what sooo many other artists are doing though, and to me she's kind of loosing her uniqueness. Now I think she's going to be grouped into Britney/Christina group, which is kinda sad. Jewel did the same thing... and her music changed along with her image. I wonder if Michelle's will too?
I'm not any less of a fan of hers but I do think of her diferently now. But yes, it's the music that counts! That's why I've liked Michelle before, and that's why I like her now.


Very well said... =)


thank you! :)


De nada =)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 14, 2003, 09:49:29 pm
Kiss here in Milwaukee is finally playing "Breathe," two months behind the rest of the country.  :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on December 14, 2003, 09:50:47 pm
Quote from: "Tha Blingster"
Kiss here in Milwaukee is finally playing "Breathe," two months behind the rest of the country.  :roll:

haha, it's already been overkilled here.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 14, 2003, 10:03:58 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "Tha Blingster"
Kiss here in Milwaukee is finally playing "Breathe," two months behind the rest of the country.  :roll:

haha, it's already been overkilled here.


It's currently in the middle of the killing here, along with:

Nickelback "Someday"
OutKast "Hey Ya!"
3 Doors Down "Here Without You"
Matchbox 20 "Bright Lights"
Simple Plan "Perfect"

It's deadly!

holy shit it "Breathe" just came on AGAIN. This marks the 6th time I've heard it on this station since 4 hours ago.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 14, 2003, 10:10:57 pm
Kiss here is still killing:

Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
Baby Bash f/Frankie J - Suga Suga
Santana f/Chad Kroeger - Why Don't You And I
3 Doors Down - Here Without You
Outkast - Hey Ya
Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz - Get Low
Murphy Lee/Jermaine Dupri - What Da Hook Gon Be
Clay Aiken - invisible
Trapt - Headstrong

Now Aiken is on the radio again  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:

*runs away screaming*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 14, 2003, 10:30:44 pm
Yeah I'm sooo happy we hardly got a dose of Clay this time...

Kiss Charlotte is killing: haha all these kiss stations:

Nelly/Diddy/Murphy Lee "Shake Ya Tail Feather"
Josh Kelley "Amazing" (but every station should be, the song didn't get what it deserved.)
OutKast "Hey Ya!"
Nickelback "Someday"
No Doubt "It's My Life"
3 Door Down "Here Without You"
Maroon 5 "Harder To Breathe"
Michelle Branch "Breathe"
Matchbox 20 "Bright Lights"
EDIT: Beyonce "Baby Boy" - How did I skip this one?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 14, 2003, 11:08:20 pm
whoa... there's a station that's slower than kiis in LA?! lol. kiis has been playing breathe for awhile now!

other songs they're killing:
The Way You Move- Outkast
Milkshake- Kelis
Perfect- Simple Plan
The Trouble With Love Is- Kelly Clarkson
Feelin This- Blink 182

and others...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 14, 2003, 11:16:49 pm
Ahh! I hope we don't get "Feeling This" it won it's 5 nights on the battle, but they havn't started playing it, and the rock station is killing it!

They also never started playing Nelly "Iz U" even though it won its 5 nights too, oh wait, so did All American Rejects "Time Stands Still."

Which brings me to something off of MB, but AAR definatly got ripped off that they didn't even get hardly any top 40 play for "Time Stands Still" song is great! And "The Last Song" wasn't good, but now they had to release "My Paper Heard" or whatever and it's just as bad as "The Last Song" top 40 radio is so messed up!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 14, 2003, 11:24:00 pm
yep, i agree Top 40 is messed up
atleast i know at kiis, nothing gets on kiis without the approval of one guy. and who's to say that he knows whats best? i think the system sucks... which is why i rarely to kiis anymore! the music is boring, its always the same 10 or 12 songs on repeat!

jojo has his top 9 at 9 everynight, and countdowns where the fans vote are basically the only time the public gets to choose whats on the radio. for example, the song "f*** it" has been on jojo's top 9 for weeks, which proves that people want to hear it, but does kiis play it anyother time (besides with jojo's hateacations)? noooo... Same think with Pretty Baby, it was on the top 9 at 9... but it was barely played. i think top 40 needs to listen to the listeners more!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on December 14, 2003, 11:50:01 pm
True, I have some top 40 radio experiance, and tons of knowledge of top 40 and rock radio formats, and I shall say this...

My friend Ted, and possibly Chris Taylor and I, are going to be moving into a high ranking market next year when I turn 18, which is 377 days I believe, and that is where I will be "music director" which is the person who writes up the list of songs, and how often their played, (I'm just defining things because I don't know how much you know about radio, but you know...anyone else reading this also).

And so I've been studying formating, and talking often to music directors in this area, and getting experiance and all. And so, we're going to start a top 40/rock station. (Because all LP singles will be played.) But it's going to be a station who doesn't talk BS about all requests and that stuff.

I shall give a few examples of things MESSED UP!

Nelly/Diddy /Murphy Lee "Shake Ya Tail Feather" was on BRL (pop station request countdown) only once at #3. It's the top 5 requests. And yet they killed it for the longest time, and this paste couple weeks it's finally dying off.

Kelis "Milkshake" Kelly Clarkson, "Low" "The Trouble With Love Is" Trapt "Headstrong" Simple Plan "Perfect" Nickelback "Someday" Mya "My Love Is Like Woah!" Beyonce "Me Myself and I" and tons more HAVE NEVER GOTTEN ON THE REQUEST COUNTDOWN. And yes I know this for a fact. I keep track of it, and have the paste countdowns written down in my notebook, because I'm always home at 8 doing homework or research. Yet they still killed those songs!!

Yet LP "NUMB" has been on there nearly a month, #1 5 times, and still hanging around #2. And they play it less than "Shake Ya Tail Feather" this paste week, (according to mediabase).

So it seems un-realistic, but he's getting a loan, and we're starting the station. And he's gonna yell at me for telling about it...

But also, as the music director this is how it will  be different than most stations.

The average top 40 station music director writes up the playlist at the begining or end of the week, they write it for the ENTIRE WEEK. Meaning that if suddenly a new song that everyone likes get released mid-week and tons of requests pour in for it becuase MTV is playing the video every two minutes, then they'll just have to keep requesting until the next week. And there is no quarantee that the music director will pick it up anyways.

I will be writing the playlist in intervals of every two days, it would be more work, but the goal is to get more listeners, then you get more advertisers, and you gain more money in the end. And during each DJs air shift, there will be an 45 minute or 1 hour request space in which they can play any song on the playlist, although there would be more details that I can't go into.

But the thing is, if people request it, it will get played, and it will get played to reflect the requests, not played to reflect how many other stations are playing it. That's why it is soooo hard for new artists to get play for their songs, (Example: Josh Kelley.)

Anyways, I'd better stop going off on the details.

I'm gonna get yelled at. But it's gonna be good. Right now he plans on DC, but I wanted to own NY. Who knows maybe we'll hit California.  :D

Thanks for realing my ramble.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: superscientific on December 15, 2003, 05:02:04 pm
I HATE THE RADIO

danny
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 15, 2003, 05:15:11 pm
That sounds awesome Daniel!
If you come to Cali, I can help you!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 15, 2003, 08:24:36 pm
Quote from: "superscientific"
I HATE THE RADIO

danny


Word!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on December 16, 2003, 10:32:36 pm
michelle is love and peace and GODDDDDDDDDDDDD damn sexyyyy
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on December 17, 2003, 12:16:16 pm
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 17, 2003, 12:25:09 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.


Personally, I think she looks great =)

But that's just my opinion...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on December 17, 2003, 01:21:25 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
 But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.


Reminds me of 80's porn.  OR porn with extreme fetishes. heh.  The fact that she is real and not exagerated makes her even hotter for some guys I'm sure.  If you don't want a REAL girl buy a doll. :razz:

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on December 17, 2003, 05:29:47 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.


I think it's cool to see someone like Michelle in Maxim... Michelle has more natural beauty which is better than those Pamela Anderson like girls with fake everything.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on December 18, 2003, 01:21:58 am
Quote from: "eclv"
Quote from: "VCfreak"
Quote from: "eclv"
Quote from: "GJenkins05"
That Hard Rock Live show with Michelle is supposed to air at 8pm (est) on MTV this Wednesday, or at least that is what the commercial I just saw said  :)


I can't wait, it was a great show. My favorite was her dancing around during "Breathe" and I sooooooooo hope they show "Desperately" causeit was...  *dies*


you were there?!!

i went!! it was sooooo great!!loved it!!!i loved the part she talked about not liking her and the ppl that watched it said that the ppl had fun at hjer concerts and played all u wanted!!!!


BTW anyone knows where i can download the "Breathe" vid?


I was there, me, Danny and Cory. You can't miss Danny in his bright white t-shirt in the front left side of the stage the part that sticks out.  :lol:


As to bring an extremely old topic back to life, I finally found a rip of the Hard Rock Live show and I saw you guys  :). /randomness. (I am so behind on things, lol.)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 18, 2003, 02:30:42 am
Quote from: "Holly"
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.


I think it's cool to see someone like Michelle in Maxim... Michelle has more natural beauty which is better than those Pamela Anderson like girls with fake everything.


Ditto.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on December 18, 2003, 06:27:57 am
anyone have the Breathe remixes?

most of the SUCK!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on December 18, 2003, 06:38:04 am
Quote from: "tylor2000"
Reminds me of 80's porn.  OR porn with extreme fetishes. heh.  The fact that she is real and not exagerated makes her even hotter for some guys I'm sure.  If you don't want a REAL girl buy a doll. :razz:

tylor


I kinda agree with you.... real girls CAN be hotter because they are real... in PERSON.  But come on, in a magazine I don't want to see real.  I want to see exagerated.

Remember, you get to see these people from the best angles with the best lighting and in the best poses.  The more "impossible" her physique is the better she will look in a magazine.

But in REAL life, i'm always more attracted to a girl who is less than perfect.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on December 18, 2003, 07:01:36 am
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.


you make me laugh LOL :-)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 18, 2003, 09:27:59 am
Quote from: "Holly"
I think it's cool to see someone like Michelle in Maxim... Michelle has more natural beauty which is better than those Pamela Anderson like girls with fake everything.


Word.
<3 the Michelle and her piccies.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on December 18, 2003, 02:15:45 pm
Quote from: "Zena"
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Im gonna jump into this conversation late and say that she looks TERRIBLE in the new Maxim.  I got it in the mail yesterday....

She DOES NOT have the body to be appearing with that little clothing.  Don't get me wrong, if I saw her in real life I am SURE she is very pretty.  But Maxim isn't about REAL girls.  It's about girls with exageratedly amazing bodies.  Big rack, great ass, flat stomach etc.

Michelle does NOT hold up to that standard at ALL.  Her yaya's are s-m-all.  Her booty is a bit large and her stomach isn't as trim as it should be.  She just looks like a normal 20 year old girl.... which is not what I want to see in Maxim.

Discuss, flame, etc.


you make me laugh LOL :-)


:)

I still owe you a response to what you posted in my LJ last week.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on December 18, 2003, 02:38:36 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
Quote from: "tylor2000"
Reminds me of 80's porn.  OR porn with extreme fetishes. heh.  The fact that she is real and not exagerated makes her even hotter for some guys I'm sure.  If you don't want a REAL girl buy a doll. :razz:

tylor


I kinda agree with you.... real girls CAN be hotter because they are real... in PERSON.  But come on, in a magazine I don't want to see real.  I want to see exagerated.

Remember, you get to see these people from the best angles with the best lighting and in the best poses.  The more "impossible" her physique is the better she will look in a magazine.

But in REAL life, i'm always more attracted to a girl who is less than perfect.


:|
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on December 27, 2003, 12:33:45 am
I luv Meech!  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 01, 2004, 02:23:42 am
meech rox
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on January 01, 2004, 10:54:58 am
Has anyone got Broken Bracelet?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 01, 2004, 12:49:11 pm
Yep.  I've had it for about 2 years now.  Rocking album.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on January 01, 2004, 01:05:14 pm
is it worth buying it then?

you get it from michellebranch.net
don't you?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on January 01, 2004, 01:30:33 pm
Quote from: "Pixie"
is it worth buying it then?

you get it from michellebranch.net
don't you?


I'd say it's worth buying if you want to hear it. It is good.  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on January 01, 2004, 02:49:24 pm
Quote from: "Tha Blingster"
Quote from: "Pixie"
is it worth buying it then?

you get it from michellebranch.net
don't you?


I'd say it's worth buying if you want to hear it. It is good.  :)


Thanks for the advice!
 :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 01, 2004, 04:11:05 pm
All Michelle stuff is worth buying.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on January 01, 2004, 04:39:27 pm
yes it is!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 02, 2004, 10:54:05 am
I Love Michelle Branch


Manda
 :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vanessafan18 on January 02, 2004, 01:45:23 pm
Yeh I agree you really should hear Michelle, she's really good. I heard about her before along time before nessa, but then when ATM here in the UK I came more of a nessaholic.....I still love Meech though!

xox
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 11, 2004, 12:41:41 am
michelle has dissed Vanessa ,Hilary Duff and also Liz Phair.
BUT SHE IS THE MOST BRILLIANT SINGER
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 11, 2004, 08:24:14 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
michelle has dissed Vanessa ,Hilary Duff and also Liz Phair.


That makes NO SENSE whatsoever in regards to the second part of your post.
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on January 11, 2004, 01:45:51 pm
Quote from: "nessaRox"
michelle has dissed Vanessa ,Hilary Duff and also Liz Phair.
BUT SHE IS THE MOST BRILLIANT SINGER


Michelle simply said that Liz can do much better because she likes Liz's music but doesn't care for her latest stuff. She simply said that she knows Liz can do better. That isn't dissing.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 11, 2004, 03:14:13 pm
I have a confession to make, (you can say shame on me after...) I loved Michelle Branch first, but that was before I heard the lovely V.

*gasps*

lol

but she is still so amazing!
(http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/3fd001c1_ece5/bc/Manda%27s/bootifulMeech.gif?BCSidAABS_T7wl02)

Manda :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on January 11, 2004, 05:01:21 pm
I, personally, do not like Michelle at all, but I am going to leave it alone....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 11, 2004, 06:15:57 pm
hey thats cool, ;)

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: joshua1001 on January 12, 2004, 04:41:56 am
lol, i am so happy that Meech is coming round this side of the world again. just that this time she's so much more famous than when she last came here.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 12, 2004, 07:15:32 am
It's awesome that she's hosting the MTV Asia awards!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 12, 2004, 09:47:38 am
Asia Awards?

wow, you do learn something new everday....


Manda :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 12, 2004, 10:11:23 am
I'm fairly involved in the Michelle Branch community.

I know many things. LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 12, 2004, 11:32:00 am
good for you!

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vanessafan18 on January 12, 2004, 12:20:43 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
I'm fairly involved in the Michelle Branch community.

I know many things. LOL


Ohhh Tricia do you know if she's coming to the UK anytime soon?! lol

Georgie xoxox

(http://img8.photobucket.com/albums/v28/freakytiafreak/Other%20peoples/georgiesig2bfly.gif)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 12, 2004, 01:13:51 pm
she is not
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on January 12, 2004, 02:16:50 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
she is not


 :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 12, 2004, 02:32:04 pm
that calls for, "oh poo..."

manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 12, 2004, 03:23:11 pm
She's in Asia right now and her post-Asia tour plans have not been announced.

I'm thinking that she might do another US tour since she had to cancel so many shows last fall.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 12, 2004, 05:04:50 pm
Oh Poo!

Manda :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on January 12, 2004, 10:19:14 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
I'm fairly involved in the Michelle Branch community.

I know many things. LOL


Oh stop it.  You always know many things.  Remember you posted the FAQ at the o-board years ago.....yeah, years ago. :razz:

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 13, 2004, 10:49:54 am
MWAHAHAHAHA
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 13, 2004, 12:49:27 pm
what???????

Manda :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 14, 2004, 08:57:20 am
The new tour, from late March to early May, will be these 18 cities: Boston, NYC, Columbus, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami

Actual dates to be announced later.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on January 14, 2004, 09:19:40 am
ooo... well I hope the LA date wont be on a school night, cause i'm already going to have to beg to see Evanescence and Britney Spears 'cause they're on school nights... Ugh, I can't wait to go to college next year where my parents cant control how I spend my nights, lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on January 14, 2004, 09:27:30 am
Dude, Michelle needs to come to Europe, seriously!!!
Maverick SUCKS!!!! *shakes fist*  :evil:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on January 14, 2004, 04:31:41 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
The new tour, from late March to early May, will be these 18 cities: Boston, NYC, Columbus, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami

Actual dates to be announced later.


Woo hoo Dallas!!! Did they say if she was headling or is she opening for someone or something like she did with the Dixie's. The smaller club show was so much better because she got to play soooooooo much longer.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 14, 2004, 05:19:05 pm
Sacramento, San Francisco, and LA!!!!

w00t w00t

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: loveplasticlove on January 20, 2004, 08:56:55 am
I think a bump today is most appropriate! ha
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on January 20, 2004, 09:03:47 am
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
I think a bump today is most appropriate! ha


:roflmao:

Repeat after me: We love Michelle Branch! We love Michelle Branch! We love Michelle Branch!... :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MistrFish on January 20, 2004, 09:15:09 am
w00t

Michelle r0x0r5!  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on January 20, 2004, 09:31:16 am
Go Michelle, it's your birfday!! hahahaha
(well it's not, but oh well...)  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kaysha on January 20, 2004, 09:42:42 am
Michelle does rock!  She puts on a helluva live show!   8O

*fondly remembers here bounce tap bounce tap bounce tap*

-katia
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Katia's Lover on January 20, 2004, 10:26:48 am
I personally think she absolutely sucks.  No offense to all the "I love Michelle and Vanessa" people, but her music sucks.  

Am I happy no?  Fuck no I'm not happy.  I have to listen to this damn song.

Bring V back dammit!  Do it now!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CheapandEvilgrl on January 20, 2004, 10:32:15 am
lol. I loooooooove Michelle!
Yet, I don't remember joining Jolly branchers.com  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jameson on January 20, 2004, 10:32:52 am
Are you allowed post about her here, even though it says "gen. mb discussion"?? i mean technically it still is NH.com.... And, dont worry about the michelle thing, the mods and admins are just having fun...*shakes fist*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on January 20, 2004, 10:33:03 am
Dude, have you seen the new layout?
I loooooove Michelle, she rocks my freaking socks!
(Katia, did I mention I <3 the new layout? ;))
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on January 20, 2004, 10:35:46 am
okay, i get that it's a joke and i take it that way but -  :evil:  i don't like mb, and i'm not a jolly brancher!
Title: lol
Post by: DutchNessaHolic on January 20, 2004, 10:36:56 am
this is weird...

hope its back to normal asap.
Title: Jolly Branchers?
Post by: spAce on January 20, 2004, 10:52:34 am
That is a pretty neet trick.  I do hope its over after the little Branch's birthday is done though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Katia's Lover on January 20, 2004, 10:59:48 am
Quote from: "Jameson"
Are you allowed post about her here, even though it says "gen. mb discussion"?? i mean technically it still is NH.com.... And, dont worry about the michelle thing, the mods and admins are just having fun...*shakes fist*


I know the Mods are having fun.  So am I.

And the heading up top says Jolly Branchers.com

For the record, I could have pulled this prank off much better.  I mean come on, the freakin' FAQ is still about Vanessa.

They get an "A" for ingenuity, but only a "C-" for effort.  Duschebags.  How do you spell Duschebags???
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: snapple936 on January 20, 2004, 11:09:48 am
WHAT THE FREAK!?

kelley :-)

edit..--- i'll "every little piece of" YOU!!! *shakes fist* *make that two fists*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on January 20, 2004, 11:17:49 am
look at the line under my av NO IM NOT HAPPY
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: snapple936 on January 20, 2004, 11:19:56 am
hahaha this is funny stuff. the mods and katia= los heroes del MUNDO!

kelley
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on January 20, 2004, 11:26:41 am
Quote from: "Katia's Lover"
Quote from: "Jameson"
Are you allowed post about her here, even though it says "gen. mb discussion"?? i mean technically it still is NH.com.... And, dont worry about the michelle thing, the mods and admins are just having fun...*shakes fist*


I know the Mods are having fun.  So am I.

And the heading up top says Jolly Branchers.com

For the record, I could have pulled this prank off much better.  I mean come on, the freakin' FAQ is still about Vanessa.

They get an "A" for ingenuity, but only a "C-" for effort.  Duschebags.  How do you spell Duschebags???


Douchebags? I think, ahhh i really should send you a video of Bo Selecta.  

P.S Good to have some good ol' Todd bitching back, lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on January 20, 2004, 11:31:49 am
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Douchebags? I think, ahhh i really should send you a video of Bo Selecta.  

P.S Good to have some good ol' Todd bitching back, lol.


I love Bo Selecta! Chamon'e! Mutha F**a
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on January 20, 2004, 11:32:19 am
Quote from: "Katia's Lover"
I personally think she absolutely sucks.  No offense to all the "I love Michelle and Vanessa" people, but her music sucks.  

Am I happy no?  Fuck no I'm not happy.  I have to listen to this damn song.

Bring V back dammit!  Do it now!!!


I love Michelle :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on January 20, 2004, 11:46:57 am
I refuse to post at a Michelle Branch forum. She sucks ass. I will not post until this forum is changed back.

Whoever slikes MB and/or did this was high on WAY to many drugs.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on January 20, 2004, 11:52:02 am
OMG, i soooo h8 michelle branch.  i think shes ugly an shes just not that talented i mean really wat do u guys c n her n e ways

shes just a vanessa carlton wannabe

wahtevr
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: TSE on January 20, 2004, 11:54:44 am
Quote from: "Grakthis"
OMG, i soooo h8 michelle branch.  i think shes ugly an shes just not that talented i mean really wat do u guys c n her n e ways

shes just a vanessa carlton wannabe

wahtevr


if ur gona com to  dis fourm don diss miche;;e!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Gina on January 20, 2004, 11:57:30 am
me hates BRANCHY verrrrrrrry much :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on January 20, 2004, 12:03:15 pm
Quote from: "Grakthis"
OMG, i soooo h8 michelle branch.  i think shes ugly an shes just not that talented i mean really wat do u guys c n her n e ways

shes just a vanessa carlton wannabe

wahtevr


Its wahtevAr. UGH!1!!!"@!"@
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Grakthis on January 20, 2004, 12:40:05 pm
Quote from: "TSE"
if ur gona com to  dis fourm don diss miche;;e!


lol. w/e.  i can post were i want wen i want. k? lol.

if u dont lke it dont read waht i post. lol.

@Rosie - shut up already. god. does anyone care. rofl.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MistrFish on January 20, 2004, 12:44:12 pm
Vanessa who? :mrgreen:
Title: Jolly Branchers??? I thought this was Nessaholics. . . :\
Post by: Tiger Baby on January 20, 2004, 01:17:03 pm
What happened to our dear nessaholics.com?? :"(
Title: Re: Jolly Branchers??? I thought this was Nessaholics. . . :
Post by: Vultch on January 20, 2004, 01:24:38 pm
Quote from: "Tiger Baby"
What happened to our dear nessaholics.com?? :"(

its Jolly Branchers.com
dont you just love it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tiger Baby on January 20, 2004, 01:26:04 pm
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
I refuse to post at a Michelle Branch forum. She sucks ass. I will not post until this forum is changed back.

Whoever slikes MB and/or did this was high on WAY to many drugs.


JOEY!!! We do not need anymore hate! >: ( I'm ashamed in you young man!

(http://www.mdcplus.com/web/sayyouwould/andreachristina.jpg)
Title: Re: Jolly Branchers??? I thought this was Nessaholics. . . :
Post by: Tiger Baby on January 20, 2004, 01:30:13 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "Tiger Baby"
What happened to our dear nessaholics.com?? :"(

its Jolly Branchers.com
dont you just love it?


Michelle is cool. . . But Vanessa is better ; )


(http://www.mdcplus.com/web/sayyouwould/andreachristina.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on January 20, 2004, 01:31:41 pm
I wish she'd come to UK!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on January 20, 2004, 01:34:44 pm
Got a lil bit confused there =P

Michelle's good!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: emmy on January 20, 2004, 02:01:55 pm
*sings*
If I just breathe
let it fill in the space between
I'll know everything is alright.
Breathe
every little piece of me,
you'll see
everything is alright.
If I just breathe

Hmm... what were we talking about???
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on January 20, 2004, 02:19:28 pm
Quote from: "Katia's Lover"

They get an "A" for ingenuity, but only a "C-" for effort.


I agree, it could have been done better. But I don't think it was meant to be totally Branchy, it was just meant for a laugh... <3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: 1vcfan on January 20, 2004, 02:37:14 pm
Ahh I got scared for a second. I was like, "wtf? am i at the wrong site?"

Michelle is not my cup of tea**
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Gina on January 20, 2004, 02:38:34 pm
Quote from: "1vcfan"

Michelle is not my cup of tea**


ditto on that... hehe, and way to put it nicely :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Katia's Lover on January 20, 2004, 03:09:08 pm
Wait, why is a thread about MB in the Other Musicians forum?!?!?!  THIS SHOULD BE MOVED!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: TSE on January 20, 2004, 03:12:40 pm
Quote from: "Katia's Lover"
Wait, why is a thread about MB in the Other Musicians forum?!?!?!  THIS SHOULD BE MOVED!!!


Yeah!  Call a mod in here!  This is outrageous!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Katia's Lover on January 20, 2004, 03:16:27 pm
Your wish is my command.   :wink:

They wanna play funny... I can play funny too.   8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Katia's Lover on January 20, 2004, 03:20:12 pm
Quote from: "TSE"
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "TSE"
Yeah!  Call a mod in here!  This is outrageous!!!

Well there's already a thread in there... maybe I should just lock this one  :wink:


I'm no mod, I don't decide . . .I just complain :wink:


Ditto.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tylor2000 on January 20, 2004, 04:25:20 pm
Who did this?  Must have been the freakin' admin. :wink:

tylor
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tiger Baby on January 21, 2004, 01:56:04 pm
Quote from: "1vcfan"
I was like, "wtf? am i at the wrong site?"


Me too! I even exited and re-entered to double check I was at the right forum. Then I looked at the top and saw: Nessaholics cross-out Jolly Branchers.com


__________________________
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Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 23, 2004, 10:11:13 pm
The new single is "'Til I Get Over You".  She'll be performing it on Ryan Seacrest's show on the 29th.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on January 23, 2004, 11:31:06 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
The new single is "'Til I Get Over You".


*dies*
I love this song!!!  8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on January 24, 2004, 12:14:58 am
Quote from: "tricia"
The new single is "'Til I Get Over You".


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! I LOVE that song!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 24, 2004, 09:27:33 am
Wow...I hate that song.

LMAO

Maybe not hate, but definitely one of my top 4 least favorites of hers
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on January 24, 2004, 10:03:08 am
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "tricia"
The new single is "'Til I Get Over You".


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! I LOVE that song!!!!!!


I love it!!!!!!! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on January 24, 2004, 10:20:58 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Wow...I hate that song.

LMAO

Maybe not hate, but definitely one of my top 4 least favorites of hers


Same here, i find it most drab!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 24, 2004, 10:24:26 am
I love that song, and all the others on the album!

I can't wait to hear the new tunes.

 :D

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on January 24, 2004, 10:27:15 am
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
Quote from: "tricia"
Wow...I hate that song.

LMAO

Maybe not hate, but definitely one of my top 4 least favorites of hers


Same here, i find it most drab!


Each to their own, eh? :wink:

May I ask which songs are your faves?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on January 25, 2004, 10:03:04 am
Why has Tricia not told us about this (http://ryanonair.com//)?? Then click on Thursday.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 25, 2004, 04:29:39 pm
Because I'm a whore. ;)

She's also going to be on the Noggin Network starting on 2/6.

My favorites of Michelle's eh?

Standing on the Edge
Are You Happy Now
Find Your Way Back
Empty Handed
Love Me Like That
Paper Pieces
Washing Machine
Stewart's Coat
All of TSR except "Drop In the Ocean"
Tell You About It

Yeah...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on January 29, 2004, 02:29:23 pm
my mb fav is

hotel paper
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 30, 2004, 08:07:33 am
dreadful haircut Michelle
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on January 30, 2004, 09:01:10 am
i kinda liked it. lol...She was on Ryan (can't spell his last name, dude from American Idol)'s show yesturday...

but what's up with it lol, I think nessa and michelle call eachother up and say "next time you get bangs" or something...

But then again, I don't like michelle...but the hair cut doesn't look too bad on her.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 30, 2004, 09:08:43 am
LOL...exactly.

But I still don't like it.  Especially as straight as she had it.

At least curl your hair girl!  ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: loveplasticlove on January 30, 2004, 04:09:06 pm
Is Michelle Annoying? (http://www.amiannoying.com/(4zivk455kf3w3y55nfbfmfen)/view.aspx?ID=4251)

they had some interesting facts about her.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 30, 2004, 05:02:11 pm
LOL...I read that
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on January 30, 2004, 05:34:10 pm
"She hurt Hilary Duff's feelings when she openly admitted that she didn't like her music."

lol! Michelle likes to do that.

ooo... does anyone have a picture of her new haircut? I wanna see!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on January 30, 2004, 06:08:48 pm
not the best holly...but this is her yesturday (thursday)

(http://ryanonair.com/images/photos/zoomin/week3/day18-042.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on January 30, 2004, 07:31:16 pm
Woahhhh, she looks a LOT like Nessa in that pic!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: JazzyManda on January 30, 2004, 08:26:10 pm
Quote from: "Nagyovafan"
Woahhhh, she looks a LOT like Nessa in that pic!


that's what i was thinking

Amanda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on February 11, 2004, 04:32:48 am
nice outfit!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on February 11, 2004, 10:13:04 am
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
i kinda liked it. lol...She was on Ryan (can't spell his last name, dude from American Idol)'s show yesturday...

but what's up with it lol, I think nessa and michelle call eachother up and say "next time you get bangs" or something...

But then again, I don't like michelle...but the hair cut doesn't look too bad on her.


Whoa, I am late, but I went to the "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" show that day with Michelle. She was really funny. Her hair was a surprise, not sure that I am feeling it but it's all good.

I hope that someone  :wink:  :wink:  will let me know when the tickets go on sale for the tour.   :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on February 11, 2004, 10:38:22 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
nice outfit!!


Just what I was thinking. Her hair looks cool! :-P

Quote from: "Is Michelle Annoying?"
She told Maxim the she watches porn on her tour bus


 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on February 11, 2004, 01:36:56 pm
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
not the best holly...but this is her yesturday (thursday)

(http://ryanonair.com/images/photos/zoomin/week3/day18-042.jpg)




umm no...nessa could pull off that do...Michelle just looks like a tub of goo.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on February 11, 2004, 01:38:47 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "tricia"
The new single is "'Til I Get Over You".


*dies*
I love this song!!!  8)



because it has french in it Frenchie!! lol


I love that song too...it's my favorite on the album. And of course the love me like that but...laura thinks I must be on some heavy coke to be listening to sheryl Crow. lol...she is so cute..:P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on February 13, 2004, 01:55:01 pm
I heard 'til I get over you on the radio for the first time today!! yippie!!! I was soooo excited. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on February 13, 2004, 02:49:23 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
because it has french in it Frenchie!! lol


You obviously don't know me at all ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on February 13, 2004, 09:14:32 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
because it has french in it Frenchie!! lol


You obviously don't know me at all ;)


haha...but Ghisy you do have that you're the original FRENCH NESSAholic...so some may get confused! lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on February 14, 2004, 12:50:33 am
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
because it has french in it Frenchie!! lol


You obviously don't know me at all ;)


haha...but Ghisy you do have that you're the original FRENCH NESSAholic...so some may get confused! lol.


Errrr, that's true, I am, kind of! lol
Damn, that french thingy is a curse, aaaaaaaargh!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on February 14, 2004, 06:28:36 pm
well...'til I get over you has blown up on the radio stations in Massachusetts...I heard it 3 times today on the radio. wooh.  Yippie...I adore that song....


Can't wait for the video!! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: joshua1001 on February 15, 2004, 07:44:37 am
hehe, saw Meech for the MTV Asia Awards and yeah she has put on weight and does look a lot like Nessa now than before lol...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 15, 2004, 10:57:59 am
I saw a picture of her and she does look a little "thicker" but she's still very pretty.

:D

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on February 15, 2004, 11:22:01 am
Quote from: "Amanda-Panda"
I saw a picture of her and she does look a little "thicker" but she's still very pretty.


I agree, lol.

I can't wait to see the vid for the new single! I just love that song... :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 15, 2004, 11:05:07 pm
Agreed, thats like the first song I liked off of HP.

I don't like many songs off of the new album either.

i think the spirit room was a lot better, I think she rushed to get through this album...

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2004, 11:13:06 pm
I Lurrrve Hotel Paper!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 15, 2004, 11:23:29 pm
Quote from: "Scotty"
I Lurrrve Hotel Paper!!!


NO you don't.

 :razz:

you love your 'take over the world' cats!

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2004, 11:26:54 pm
Quote from: "Amanda-Panda"
Quote from: "Scotty"
I Lurrrve Hotel Paper!!!


NO you don't.

 :razz:

you love your 'take over the world' cats!

Manda


so will you when they own the world
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 15, 2004, 11:30:10 pm
Quote from: "Scotty"
so will you when they own the world


I doubt they'll take over the world, Pinky and the Brain are working on it.
(http://img15.photobucket.com/albums/v45/MandaDiaz/003.jpg)

;)

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2004, 11:35:42 pm
Quote from: "Amanda-Panda"
Quote from: "Scotty"
so will you when they own the world


I doubt they'll take over the world, Pinky and the Brain are working on it.
(http://img15.photobucket.com/albums/v45/MandaDiaz/003.jpg)

;)

Manda


pah I had them taken out last night they have no chance
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 15, 2004, 11:37:32 pm
yeah right you did!

Pinky is too smart to let you do that!

:P

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on February 17, 2004, 01:01:34 am
Quote from: "joshua1001"
hehe, saw Meech for the MTV Asia Awards and yeah she has put on weight and does look a lot like Nessa now than before lol...

nice!
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/OnStage1/flip20.jpg)
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/RedCarpet1/flip09.jpg)
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/RedCarpet1/flip10.jpg)
(http://delivery.gettyimages.com/comp/2981918.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEFA69AB8F4899C646A7D40C2901671899)
thanks JJ
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: loveplasticlove on February 17, 2004, 01:20:18 am
the top has got to go <3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on February 17, 2004, 01:29:47 am
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
the top has got to go <3

fine by me.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: loveplasticlove on February 17, 2004, 01:31:27 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
the top has got to go <3

fine by me.


heeh so predictable! lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on February 17, 2004, 06:37:27 am
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
the top has got to go <3

fine by me.


heeh so predictable! lol


:roflmao:

That top is awful though *shudder*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on February 17, 2004, 09:51:10 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/OnStage1/flip20.jpg)
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/RedCarpet1/flip09.jpg)
(http://www.mtvasiaawards.com/Common/Flipbook/Maa2004/RedCarpet1/flip10.jpg)
(http://delivery.gettyimages.com/comp/2981918.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DEFA69AB8F4899C646A7D40C2901671899)


Her face looks weird in the 2nd and 3rd pics but OMG!!!!  8O  8O
She's damn fine!  8)
And yes, the top has got to go, indeed :-P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CheapandEvilgrl on February 17, 2004, 10:40:49 am
LOL What top?!!  All I see are two strips of pink fabric!
Title: Ack!
Post by: jjthefourth on February 17, 2004, 11:45:54 am
Quote from: "blackvulture"
thanks JJ


My goodness.  I've helped in some indirect way to the MB thread.  My life is now forfeit.  :razz:  lol  Glad to help out.  :D
Title: Awful?
Post by: jjthefourth on February 17, 2004, 11:49:54 am
Quote from: "Tia"
That top is awful though *shudder*


The top may be awful, but what's underneath ain't half bad!  8O
Title: Re: Awful?
Post by: sayyouwould on February 17, 2004, 09:49:58 pm
Quote from: "jjthefourth"
Quote from: "Tia"
That top is awful though *shudder*


The top may be awful, but what's underneath ain't half bad!  8O



She looked better before the plastic surgery.  :roll:  :headshake: Bad Meech.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: joshua1001 on February 18, 2004, 10:19:52 am
LMAO... yeah she could have worn a better outfit teehee.. she got a lot of negative feedback for this. She wore two other outfits during the show. But her last outfit on the show was typically Meech and looked pretty cute. I'm lazy to find the pics tho. U'd have to check out the MBMB, lmao.. It's got to be in there somewhere..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: rosieposy87 on February 18, 2004, 02:09:28 pm
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Quote from: "loveplasticlove"
the top has got to go <3

fine by me.


heeh so predictable! lol


:roflmao:

That top is awful though *shudder*


UGH! what an absoloute crime!! I don't usually mind those tops but those pieces of material are TOO FAR APART it just looks like she's trying desperately to show shite loads of ugly/not properly tanned skin, lol.

And whats happened to her? She's going all annoying pop princess on us- i don't understand! Anyone would expect dance routines next!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on February 18, 2004, 02:12:16 pm
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
UGH! what an absoloute crime!! I don't usually mind those tops but those pieces of material are TOO FAR APART it just looks like she's trying desperately to show shite loads of ugly/not properly tanned skin, lol.

And whats happened to her? She's going all annoying pop princess on us- i don't understand! Anyone would expect dance routines next!


Once again - Rosie hits the nail bang on the head :-P

eep...concussion...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vanessafan18 on February 18, 2004, 02:12:45 pm
You said it lady! I don't know what possesed her to do that! I still like Meech but she has just gone way overboard there, or perhaps under in this case!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on February 18, 2004, 02:13:36 pm
Not to mention the fact that she got the words "right" and "left" tattooed on their respective wrists...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on February 18, 2004, 02:14:30 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Not to mention the fact that she got the words "right" and "left" tattooed on their respective wrists...


:roflmao:

Oh dear... :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: One Girl Army on February 20, 2004, 06:42:07 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Not to mention the fact that she got the words "right" and "left" tattooed on their respective wrists...


Is that so she doesn't forget? I mean, I may have needed that when I was little and couldn't remember but....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyLifeIsLikeATM on February 20, 2004, 07:41:55 pm
im sorry, but she needs to get over herself...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 20, 2004, 07:58:47 pm
that pick makes her boobs look all droopy and saggy. 8O:P

gross...and she has a bit of a tummy...

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: JazzyManda on February 20, 2004, 08:00:42 pm
Michelle is an odd one

makes me love Nessa even more. she keeps her clothes on. lol

Amanda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 20, 2004, 08:04:15 pm
I actually still like Michelle Branch, I did like her first too.

Vanessa is great too, better than michelle yes, but I still like her.

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: JazzyManda on February 20, 2004, 08:18:04 pm
Quote from: "Amanda-Panda"
I actually still like Michelle Branch, I did like her first too.

Vanessa is great too, better than michelle yes, but I still like her.

Manda


i've always liked her, just never been a big fan. plus she does some crazy stuff. lol

Amanda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 20, 2004, 08:21:58 pm
I like her pics....'cept for the boobie one's.

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on February 26, 2004, 02:12:23 pm
Oooh I just got an email from the Rooney site, and MB is going to be touring with them on College campuses! Gavin DeGraw is going to join on a few dates as well! They're not coming near me  :evil:  BUT i'm going to try and go anyways!
Title: Excited
Post by: Dr. Pepper on March 19, 2004, 12:31:25 pm
I just found out from michellebranch.com that she's going to be in my state twice!  But they're both on schoolnights so it'll be hard to convince my parents to go.  I wish Vanessa would come here!!!!!


I WANT VANESSA TO COME TO LITTLE ROCK!!!!!so bad
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 19, 2004, 01:45:48 pm
I'm going to the Cal Poly show next month. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on March 20, 2004, 07:25:10 am
you guys are sort of harsh... i know that meech isn't perfect but neither is vanessa...
i know people slam V on the MBMB but that doesn't mean we have to bad mouth meech... we should be mature.
she's growing up. changing her personal style doesn't mean she's "going all pop princess" on us. it just means she's evolving as a person. i personally think her music has only gotten better (and musically more challenging to play, which is a plus for her).
i know vanessa hasn't taken off all her clothes but don't put it past her. all of michelle's fans KNEW "she would never do something like that" but lo and behold, she did. just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't.
be nice?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 29, 2004, 07:33:44 pm
http://www.pifsf.com/images/tricia69.jpg
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: eclv on March 29, 2004, 08:00:16 pm
haha, that's cool!! good times, can't wait til 4/9 and well 4/10 but 4/9 is going to be more fun.  :wink:

*goes back to packing* did I mention I hate packing?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on March 30, 2004, 07:08:30 am
LET OMG I HAVE TO TALK TO YOU

*sends email*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: High On Lullabies on March 30, 2004, 11:55:18 am
Those have to be some of the worst meech pics I've ever seen. She doesn't have to make an effort to look good I think, and she generally looks worse when she does try. If she just looks natural it's so much better.
Title: well
Post by: Jal on April 11, 2004, 09:37:44 am
I don't think it's a mature thing to diss another artists just cause you don't like them. If you don't like MB, why posting in this topic anyway? it makes no sense to me :)
Title: Re: well
Post by: Scotty on April 11, 2004, 12:56:26 pm
Quote from: "Jal"
I don't think it's a mature thing to diss another artists just cause you don't like them. If you don't like MB, why posting in this topic anyway? it makes no sense to me :)


because it's a discussion thread not a love thread..I love MB!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on April 12, 2004, 08:17:52 am
Quote from: "rosieposy87"
UGH! what an absoloute crime!! I don't usually mind those tops but those pieces of material are TOO FAR APART it just looks like she's trying desperately to show shite loads of ugly/not properly tanned skin, lol.

And whats happened to her? She's going all annoying pop princess on us- i don't understand! Anyone would expect dance routines next!


Rosie posy you crack me up!!! LOL

Did she really have plastic surgery? I was joking once and I said that after she stripped near naked, next thing she'd do was plastic surgery LOL

Yes then, after plastic surgery, then next thing is dance routines
then her own reality TV show where she goes into rehab for a made-up addiction.
then she gets married and divorced in a day and the "reestablishes" herself.
LOL
I love Meech LOL. Can't wait til she tours again! :-)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on April 12, 2004, 03:31:41 pm
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aab.jpg)
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aac.jpg)
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aad.jpg)
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aae.jpg)
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aaf.jpg)
(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aag.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on April 12, 2004, 06:33:48 pm
Quote from: "Scotty"

(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aaf.jpg)


Ohhhhhhh G.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: notagirl on April 14, 2004, 09:53:54 am
Was "'til I get over you" ever release? I haven't seem or heard it at all. Michelle is beautiful and a nice person which makes her even more beautiful. Besides she looks damn better than most of us; myself included.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 14, 2004, 09:57:35 am
Quote from: "notagirl"
Was "'til I get over you" ever release? I haven't seem or heard it at all. Michelle is beautiful and a nice person which makes her even more beautiful. Besides she looks damn better than most of us; myself included.


Yeah it was. Its radio single for now. I think she will make a vid for it soon. Till I get over you isnt getting alot of airplay thats why you havent heard it. It was realesed like in Feb.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 14, 2004, 12:22:42 pm
there won't be a vid for TIGOY. maverick won't pay for it :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 14, 2004, 12:30:18 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
there won't be a vid for TIGOY. maverick won't pay for it :cry:


WAY TO GO MAV!!!!!!! i mean i dont like that song. i would prefer Tuesday morning as a single.

i think they wont pay for it cus Breathe wasnt so successful. But she has money. Sha can make a low budget vid.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 14, 2004, 12:31:41 pm
Quote from: "Scotty"

(http://www.olympus-mons.com/albums/michellebranch/aag.jpg)


When was this?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Title: WOW!!
Post by: nessaRox on April 26, 2004, 02:32:40 am
bump
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on April 26, 2004, 05:56:51 am
Quote from: "Bee"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
there won't be a vid for TIGOY. maverick won't pay for it :cry:


WAY TO GO MAV!!!!!!! i mean i dont like that song. i would prefer Tuesday morning as a single.

i think they wont pay for it cus Breathe wasnt so successful. But she has money. Sha can make a low budget vid.


Yeah! :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 26, 2004, 06:20:15 am
no, there just won't be one at all.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on April 26, 2004, 06:25:28 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
no, there just won't be one at all.


But surely she can fork out a little... :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Holly on April 26, 2004, 07:43:17 am
i think the new image she has made for herself has hurt her career. Her new image doesnt match her music at all! And why do we need more pop stars like brintney and christina? what michelle had was unique
maybe that's why she's been doing well lately! what she had was good, why'd she need to change that much? only people like Madonna can get away with change and suceed.

edit: oh, i forgot to mention, the same thing is happening with Meech that happened with Jewel.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 26, 2004, 09:42:41 am
i don't really think she has a "new image." she still dresses the same in concert, she still acts the same. i think she's just embracing her sexuality. everything she's done i feel is a change for the better, and some people just can't accept the fact that she's a grown-up now. she's still michelle in my eyes, and she still matches her music.
i'd rather see a woman as a musician than a little girl anyways.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 26, 2004, 01:03:47 pm
i mean she gotten all beauty queen!

She was like real deep. Whats up with till i get over you? I heard she just sang some parts in frech so everyone could see she does speak french. Thats so cocky!!

She has to do something cus something is going on... something wierd
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 27, 2004, 10:02:08 am
she doesn't speak french. her sister told her how to say that stuff. i think it sounds really nice with the song. just because it's in another language doesn't mean she's "trying to be cool." besides, she's french indonesian, so gee whiz to the fact that she might speak french!

and just because she's starting to care about how she looks and dresses doesn't change her intellegence level. that's materialistic bullshit. i have always been smart, but i haven't always cared about how i look to other people (physically), but now i do. i'm not any less intellegent or any more superficial or material. she's allowed to care.

i don't think this has hurt her career, either. TIGOY didn't do well, but there wasn't a video. Hotel Paper has done super-well and Breathe was still quite popular even after she posed for Maxim. All she lost were the fans who chose not to stick by her because they thought she was a "ho," which has to do with having sex, not with what you wear.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on April 28, 2004, 04:59:11 am
way to go AMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on April 28, 2004, 08:55:50 am
Michelle still rocks my socks.
The end.  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: All I Ask2003 on April 28, 2004, 01:10:09 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
she doesn't speak french. her sister told her how to say that stuff. i think it sounds really nice with the song. just because it's in another language doesn't mean she's "trying to be cool." besides, she's french indonesian, so gee whiz to the fact that she might speak french!

and just because she's starting to care about how she looks and dresses doesn't change her intellegence level. that's materialistic bullshit. i have always been smart, but i haven't always cared about how i look to other people (physically), but now i do. i'm not any less intellegent or any more superficial or material. she's allowed to care.

i don't think this has hurt her career, either. TIGOY didn't do well, but there wasn't a video. Hotel Paper has done super-well and Breathe was still quite popular even after she posed for Maxim. All she lost were the fans who chose not to stick by her because they thought she was a "ho," which has to do with having sex, not with what you wear.


very well said. i don't really like michelle, but i really like her music, and i think what you said was really... un-shallow i think that's the word i'm looking for lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 29, 2004, 09:40:41 am
thanks, guys. i really like michelle branch and i think she's a great role model. it sucks that she takes so much criticism for being herself. but i appreciate the compliments!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 29, 2004, 01:22:29 pm
WOW GO GO MICHELLE GO GO MICHELLE!!!

HASTA ABAJO HASTA ABAJO!!!!! *sings* 8)

she rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocks my soooooooooooooooooooooooooocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now he next single has to be tuesday morning!! LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on April 29, 2004, 01:39:31 pm
lol that was quite the change of attitude :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on April 29, 2004, 01:41:03 pm
i've always loved her! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on April 29, 2004, 04:07:34 pm
Quote from: "Bee"
i've always loved her! :D


the girl does not lie.
Title: I love her tooo
Post by: nessaRox on May 03, 2004, 05:24:29 pm
Quote from: "LimeTwister"
Quote from: "Bee"
i've always loved her! :D


the girl does not lie.

She is the best
Title: What are your respective ID's in the Michelle Branch MB
Post by: nessaRox on May 03, 2004, 05:27:46 pm
Mine is "A Loyal Nessaholic"
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on May 03, 2004, 05:34:26 pm
I used to be a member.  LOL, but they kicked me out becasue I asked Michelle if she was a virgin or not.  I dunno why I asked, I was just curious!  I have nothing against Michelle, I like her music very much!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: emmy on May 03, 2004, 05:35:46 pm
Quote from: "prettybaby!"
I used to be a member.  LOL, but they kicked me out becasue I asked Michelle if she was a virgin or not.  I dunno why I asked, I was just curious!  I have nothing against Michelle, I like her music very much!

lol, why WOULD you ask that on a silly board?  hmm, well,  I am not a member of the MB board... oh well.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on May 03, 2004, 06:24:59 pm
I used to be a LONG time ago. Before people were familiar with Michelle, & when Michelle first mentioned Avril Lavigne to her fans, which means a VERY LONG time ago, haha. I forget my screename there, but I do remember Michelle responding to one of my post's. I think I had a couple names there. She responded to my spongebob name asking her if she liked the show, haha I was like freakin out.

ahh good times... lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on May 07, 2004, 05:18:07 am
I love meech
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on May 07, 2004, 07:15:14 am
I post one the MBMB  sometimes. Havent been on like in 2 weeks

but there still love lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on May 11, 2004, 05:02:52 pm
bump!!!
Michelle is performing for a good cause
ONE NIGHT FOR INDIA to raise money for AIDs
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on May 16, 2004, 08:40:27 pm
SANTANA (f/ Michelle Branch) LYRICS

The Game Of Love


Tell me just what you want me to be
One kiss and boom you're the only one for me
So please tell me why don't you come around no more
Cause right now I'm crying outside the door of your candy store

[Chorus:]
It just takes a little bit of this
A little bit of that
It started with a kiss
Now we're up to bat
A little bit of laughs
A little bit of pain
I'm telling you, my babe
It's all in the game of love

This, whatever you make it to be
Sunshine set on this cold lonely sea
So please baby try and use me for what I'm good for
It ain't sayin' goodbye that's knocking down the door of your candy store

[Chorus]
It's all in this game of love
You roll me
Control melyricstop
Console me
Please hold me
You guide me
Divide me
Into what...

[Guitar solo]
Make me feel good, yeah

So please tell me why don't you come around no more
Cause right now I'm dying outside the door of your loving store

[Repeat Chorus]

It's all in this game of love
It's all in the game of love
Yeah, in the game of love

Roll me
Control me
Please hold me
(make me feel good, yeah)
___________________________________________________________

I'm obsessed with this song right now.

I love it, always did.  :wink:

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on May 17, 2004, 09:40:30 am
i wish santana would ask ME to sing a song with him.
i just might shit myself and die.
anyways, yes, that's an excellent song.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on May 17, 2004, 01:48:56 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
i wish santana would ask ME to sing a song with him.
i just might shit myself and die.
anyways, yes, that's an excellent song.


ME TOOOOOOOO! :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on May 17, 2004, 03:02:55 pm
hell yes

Manda
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on May 31, 2004, 08:36:50 am
'Til I get over you--when will the video come out?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on May 31, 2004, 09:45:47 am
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
'Til I get over you--when will the video come out?


Not gonna be one :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on May 31, 2004, 09:50:31 am
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
'Til I get over you--when will the video come out?


Not gonna be one :wink:


whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on May 31, 2004, 12:12:49 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
'Til I get over you--when will the video come out?


Not gonna be one :wink:


whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?


'Cause apparently, stupid Maverick won't pay for it.  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on May 31, 2004, 12:39:19 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
Quote from: "Tia"
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
'Til I get over you--when will the video come out?


Not gonna be one :wink:


whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?


'Cause apparently, stupid Maverick won't pay for it.  :?


yeah, unfortunately...Til I Get Over You flopped.  If there had been a vid for it, it might have been more popular.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 15, 2004, 02:54:07 pm
I can't beleive that there isn't a video for "One of These Days"! Blows my mind actually. :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyLifeIsLikeATM on June 15, 2004, 03:36:18 pm
Anyone watch Faking the Video?? she was on it.
i like that show..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 15, 2004, 03:46:26 pm
Quote from: "MyLifeIsLikeATM"
Anyone watch Faking the Video?? she was on it.
i like that show..


missed it :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 15, 2004, 05:24:32 pm
One of These Days wasn't even a single.

Why would there be a video?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 15, 2004, 08:18:13 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
One of These Days wasn't even a single.

Why would there be a video?


because if the marketing team had made it a single I think it would have done well. I need that job. Sales and marketing are two things I know well.

I was saying that I thought it would have been a great vid Tricia. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 15, 2004, 08:37:39 pm
I don't think it would be.

In my opinion, it's one of the 3 worst songs on Hotel Paper.  

It's cool when she plays it, just her and her keyboard, but that's not how they'd do a single.

I wouldn't have picked TIGOY either...I think they need to let me pick her singles from now on. :P

*ideas*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 15, 2004, 08:43:20 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
I don't think it would be.

In my opinion, it's one of the 3 worst songs on Hotel Paper.  

It's cool when she plays it, just her and her keyboard, but that's not how they'd do a single.

I wouldn't have picked TIGOY either...I think they need to let me pick her singles from now on. :P

*ideas*


Oh my god! (in high pitch voice "Whateva!?!?!?!") dude that song brought me to tears the 1st one million times I played it. Most peeps feel sooooooo much sympathy for her when they hear it( I think). but whatever. I always call the singles b4 they come out but this album that only happened with "breath".

I still love ya Tricia. Maybe we should work together or something. Get rich quick. :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on June 16, 2004, 08:08:55 am
yeah, i could listen to it a million times. the best part is the bridge, when she sings "what would you if i could have you..." ooo it gives me the chills! i love that song.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 16, 2004, 08:49:15 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
yeah, i could listen to it a million times. the best part is the bridge, when she sings "what would you if I could have you..." ooo it gives me the chills! I love that song.

 I knew I wasn't alone on this one :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on June 16, 2004, 10:44:59 am
'course not!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: notagirl on June 16, 2004, 12:08:08 pm
Maxim Hot 100
Michelle Branch #20 :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on June 16, 2004, 12:24:10 pm
duh. she's hot. she should be on the list.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on June 16, 2004, 01:02:01 pm
Sorry to go off topic...but was Mandy on the list (just curious lol)?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: notagirl on June 17, 2004, 09:29:06 am
Quote from: "prettybaby!"
Sorry to go off topic...but was Mandy on the list (just curious lol)?

#73
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on June 29, 2004, 03:26:57 am
Atlast Warner has taken over!!!
Hope Michelle has a better year next year

by the way her b'day is on july 2nd!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: joshua1001 on June 29, 2004, 06:28:49 am
i thought Meech's birthday was in October?
or am i out of context here?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 29, 2004, 09:00:35 am
Quote from: "joshua1001"
i thought Meech's birthday was in October?
or am i out of context here?


out of context  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vultch on June 30, 2004, 01:07:27 pm
Michelle Branch marrying her bass player, Teddy Landau, just before her 21st birthday, confirmed her publicist.
http://www.eonline.com/News/firstlook.html?eol.tkr

Just shy of her 21st birthday, MICHELLE BRANCH is a bride! The pop star revealed the news to ET that she married TEDDY LANDAU, the bass player in her band.
http://et.tv.yahoo.com/newslink/index.html#l1

WTF! 8O wow.... congrats to her.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Blake on June 30, 2004, 01:14:44 pm
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Michelle Branch marrying her bass player, Teddy Landau, just before her 21st birthday, confirmed her publicist.
http://www.eonline.com/News/firstlook.html?eol.tkr

WTF! 8O wow.... congrats to her.


DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll bet he is having a party in his pants right now.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on June 30, 2004, 01:18:56 pm
Yay! I hope she is happy.

I love Michelle Branch. :heart:

-M
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on June 30, 2004, 01:57:52 pm
Quote from: "Blake"
Quote from: "blackvulture"
Michelle Branch marrying her bass player, Teddy Landau, just before her 21st birthday, confirmed her publicist.
http://www.eonline.com/News/firstlook.html?eol.tkr

WTF! 8O wow.... congrats to her.


DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll bet he is having a party in his pants right now.


uh huh!!! 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on June 30, 2004, 02:22:41 pm
That's... interesting lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on June 30, 2004, 03:58:47 pm
i'm happy for them, even though he's way older than her. as far as this being a stupid, poorly though out move, i guess we'll find out when they're divorced if it is.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: sayyouwould on June 30, 2004, 05:56:25 pm
he probably already had her in his pants.slut..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on June 30, 2004, 06:41:08 pm
THEY GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!! OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 30, 2004, 06:59:13 pm
they already did get married...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on June 30, 2004, 07:03:44 pm
THEY ARE MARRIED?!?!?!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on June 30, 2004, 07:03:54 pm
Quote from: "sayyouwould"
he probably already had her in his pants.slut..

hmm... will she pull a taylor hanson :?:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on June 30, 2004, 07:37:08 pm
Ew! I'm more attractice than he is! She should've picked ME.

DAMN IT!

Well, no . . . I hope they're both very happy. And no - I don't think that she "pulled a Britney" - Michelle Branch is too hot to have anything to do with Britney.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on June 30, 2004, 07:51:40 pm
Quote from: "Bee"
THEY ARE MARRIED?!?!?!


Yes, and I'd put money on the fact that they have been for at least a couple of weeks.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on June 30, 2004, 07:52:59 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "Bee"
THEY ARE MARRIED?!?!?!


Yes, and I'd put money on the fact that they have been for at least a couple of weeks.


yeah ur right
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Xenophanes on June 30, 2004, 08:34:35 pm
Hmmm...well, I'm not a Meech fan, but I'll be interested to see where this goes. Damn, I just realized that there's more fodder for the media people who like to say Meech = Nessa, Nessa = Meech: this Landau guy is "way older than she is" and Stephen is fifteen years ahead of V, so... :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on June 30, 2004, 08:41:00 pm
yay! I hope she is happy.

I love michelle branch so much. :heart:

 :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on June 30, 2004, 08:48:04 pm
they are married. I heard it on XL 106.7 (http://www.xl1067.com)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on July 01, 2004, 04:28:49 am
o.O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on July 01, 2004, 06:14:43 am
i saw her say it on ET.
it's weird.
he's gross.
and i don't care much for the age gap, either. maybe if they were both older. but the gap seems too big for her only being (barely) 21.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on July 01, 2004, 12:58:10 pm
Quote from: "Xenophanes"
Hmmm...well, I'm not a Meech fan, but I'll be interested to see where this goes. Damn, I just realized that there's more fodder for the media people who like to say Meech = Nessa, Nessa = Meech: this Landau guy is "way older than she is" and Stephen is fifteen years ahead of V, so... :roll:


exactly...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessica73 on July 02, 2004, 10:10:36 am
I heard about this on gamefaqs.com >_>
I thought it was a mistake but...  :cry:
Damn it, she could have married me.  :x

I give this, oh 6 months.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 02, 2004, 10:11:17 am
She'd've picked ME.

Because I already said so. :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on July 02, 2004, 03:14:00 pm
I don't know...the fact that she got married to the dude seems a bit seck to me...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on July 03, 2004, 01:25:54 am
Michelle! what about our promise?
I thought we were getting married!!!  :puppydog:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on July 12, 2004, 05:39:24 am
hope it lasts forever!!  :D   :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on July 12, 2004, 10:03:35 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
hope it lasts forever!!  :D   :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :wink:


 :icky:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 14, 2004, 10:24:18 am
You seem very mature for your age.

The literal conception of the legalization of weed in NY, for example. Or sticking your tongue out - I assume showing us all that it makes you sick - at the fact that Michelle Branch married someone . . . other than me. Or the fact that you found "Rock, Paper, Saddam" humourous. Funny. Whatever.

Parents staunch Republicans?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on July 14, 2004, 12:11:58 pm
Quote from: "PIBby"
You seem very mature for your age.

The literal conception of the legalization of weed in NY, for example. Or sticking your tongue out - I assume showing us all that it makes you sick - at the fact that Michelle Branch married someone . . . other than me. Or the fact that you found "Rock, Paper, Saddam" humourous. Funny. Whatever.

Parents staunch Republicans?


Okay...Michelle Branch got married to a man that is literally old enough to be her father.  No matter how mature someone is, or how muche they're in 'love,' that is fucking sick.  The dude's old enough to be her dad.

And the Rock Paper Saddam thing WAS funny, lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Xenophanes on July 14, 2004, 01:08:23 pm
Quote from: "prettybaby"
And the Rock Paper Saddam thing WAS funny, lol.

I'll back you up on that one :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Scotty on July 20, 2004, 10:08:37 am
I was looking for Buffy sheet music and i stumbled on this

http://www.noellachoi.com/music/music.html 8)

she covers Goodbye to you and All you wanted they are not bad
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 20, 2004, 11:21:24 am
Quote from: "prettybaby!"
Okay...Michelle Branch got married to a man that is literally old enough to be her father.  No matter how mature someone is, or how muche they're in 'love,' that is fucking sick.  The dude's old enough to be her dad.


Alright, because all of that definitely made sense.

You pointed out two things. One, that Michelle Branch married someone old enough to be her father/dad. My reply? Your Dad's old enough to be your Dad. So what's it to you? And secondly, I said that you were mature, obviously sarcasticly. So unless you want to point out to me that you're in "'love'" with someone and it's "fucking sick" shut the hell up. Otherwise, understand what I said. And also, if they are in love - which I'm assuming they are, to have gotten married - Why is it of any concern to you? And why do you have a problem with two people, who are in love, marrying? People have fucked up their lives because they didn't tell someone that they had feelings for them. Be happy that Michelle and Teddy understand each other and understand what's going through each other's minds enough to get married.

End of discussion.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on July 20, 2004, 01:12:29 pm
Quote from: "PIBby"
Quote from: "prettybaby!"
Okay...Michelle Branch got married to a man that is literally old enough to be her father.  No matter how mature someone is, or how muche they're in 'love,' that is fucking sick.  The dude's old enough to be her dad.


Alright, because all of that definitely made sense.

You pointed out two things. One, that Michelle Branch married someone old enough to be her father/dad. My reply? Your Dad's old enough to be your Dad. So what's it to you? And secondly, I said that you were mature, obviously sarcasticly. So unless you want to point out to me that you're in "'love'" with someone and it's "fucking sick" shut the hell up. Otherwise, understand what I said. And also, if they are in love - which I'm assuming they are, to have gotten married - Why is it of any concern to you? And why do you have a problem with two people, who are in love, marrying? People have fucked up their lives because they didn't tell someone that they had feelings for them. Be happy that Michelle and Teddy understand each other and understand what's going through each other's minds enough to get married.

End of discussion.


come on peeps, can't we play nice. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on July 20, 2004, 01:22:32 pm
*group hug* Spreading the love!! :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on July 20, 2004, 02:50:08 pm
Quote from: "PIBby"
Quote from: "prettybaby!"
Okay...Michelle Branch got married to a man that is literally old enough to be her father.  No matter how mature someone is, or how muche they're in 'love,' that is fucking sick.  The dude's old enough to be her dad.


Alright, because all of that definitely made sense.

You pointed out two things. One, that Michelle Branch married someone old enough to be her father/dad. My reply? Your Dad's old enough to be your Dad. So what's it to you? And secondly, I said that you were mature, obviously sarcasticly. So unless you want to point out to me that you're in "'love'" with someone and it's "fucking sick" shut the hell up. Otherwise, understand what I said. And also, if they are in love - which I'm assuming they are, to have gotten married - Why is it of any concern to you? And why do you have a problem with two people, who are in love, marrying? People have fucked up their lives because they didn't tell someone that they had feelings for them. Be happy that Michelle and Teddy understand each other and understand what's going through each other's minds enough to get married.

End of discussion.


So, would you marry a 40 year-old?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 20, 2004, 06:28:51 pm
If I was in love, fuck yeah. I'd marry anyone if I was in love with him or her. Asshole. Mind your own business. People marry for a reason, unless, of course. they're Britney Spears.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Xenophanes on July 20, 2004, 07:04:58 pm
Quote from: "PIBby"
If I was in love, fuck yeah. I'd marry anyone if I was in love with him or her. Asshole. Mind your own business. People marry for a reason, unless, of course. they're Britney Spears.


I have to agree with you, more or less...if they're in love, an age gap doesn't really matter. It's certainly great fun to say "eeeeeeew" and joke and laugh about the situation when you first hear about it and stuff, but at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what sort of age gap there is...assuming it's legal :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on July 20, 2004, 11:30:18 pm
it's sick

you're all sick and twisted.

yuck
you disgust me pibby
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 21, 2004, 06:53:46 am
Well, besides the fact that I don't give a fuck . . .
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on July 21, 2004, 09:00:07 am
Quote from: "PIBby"
Well, besides the fact that I don't give a fuck . . .

Hey! watch your language please!
I mean, gosh, you're freaking 13!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 22, 2004, 11:25:09 am
Exactly! :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jlmusicchick on July 22, 2004, 12:28:16 pm
Quote from: "PIBby"
Well, besides the fact that I don't give a fuck . . .


oh cece, you never fail to make me laugh :razz:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PIBby on July 22, 2004, 01:50:13 pm
:oops: I can't help my hilariousness sometimes.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on July 27, 2004, 05:55:31 am
Michelle said she had 3 secrets for us, right?

The first was the wedding.
She seems to have taken the HOMEWRECKERS thing seriously.At the Jess Harp website , there is an update about the Meech - Jess collab. This must be the second!!!
And the third????
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on July 27, 2004, 08:56:50 am
whats a homewrecker?? :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 27, 2004, 10:56:05 am
The homewrecker is the girl the husband/boyfriend cheats with.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on July 27, 2004, 11:02:30 am
Quote from: "tricia"
The homewrecker is the girl the husband/boyfriend cheats with.


Sorry I'm kinda stupid
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on July 27, 2004, 04:03:33 pm
They are actually just going to go by "The Wreckers"
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on July 27, 2004, 06:26:33 pm
PSH!

Tell them that homewreckers is way cooler.

Yeah...like I know my opinion really matters, but especially if they're going to have a "countryish" sound, it'd be hella awesome. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on July 30, 2004, 08:35:26 pm
Yep!!!
Homewreckers is way cooler!!!!!!

She'll still be doing her solo thing too,right?? :roll:  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ChocoNutz on August 10, 2004, 12:27:14 pm
has anyone seen her new hair color?

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch03.gif)

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch02.gif)

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch01.gif)


I don't like it much..  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on August 10, 2004, 12:36:37 pm
Quote from: "ChocoNutz"
has anyone seen her new hair color?

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch03.gif)

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch02.gif)

(http://www.udo.co.jp/odyssey/photo/branch/branch01.gif)


I don't like it much..  :?


she should've kept her brown/black hair, it's much more original.  Everyone has blonde hair nowadays......
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Tia on August 10, 2004, 02:47:44 pm
I think it's kinda cool, which is weird for me. I appaled at myself o.O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: mothtoaflame on August 16, 2004, 10:10:37 am
I kinda like it - but has anyone got a bigger picture so I can see better?  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 17, 2004, 06:07:31 am
Super cool chick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 18, 2004, 06:45:32 am
Looks like LAY ME DOWN  will be on the Wreckers album!!!!
Jess Harp had told a fan at a recent show.
I reads this at the MBMBs
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 20, 2004, 06:11:51 pm
I think she looks younger with the blonde hair, but still totally cute.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on August 21, 2004, 05:34:36 am
Wow she is blond  8O


she looks cooooooooooool
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 25, 2004, 12:22:41 am
I love how she keeps changing her looks!!
Title: well
Post by: saphire on September 01, 2004, 08:52:02 am
I've tried to order broken bracelet but now i waist 21$.Is there anyone who can pm me links to donload the songs of it?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on September 03, 2004, 02:34:20 am
Jess Harp just posted at her boards that the possibility of their band name being the homwreckers is very low
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on October 04, 2004, 11:07:03 pm
I am listening to Hotel Paper for the first time in about 6 months...I forgot how good this album was, and how much I liked it.  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 05, 2004, 04:44:14 pm
They are definitely The Wreckers.  Look for some new stuff soon (new boards, etc). Very exciting. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on October 05, 2004, 05:51:46 pm
eh. i'm not really thrilled about it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: dashbranch on October 08, 2004, 02:36:54 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
eh. i'm not really thrilled about it.



Werd sister ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 10, 2004, 05:45:42 am
sorry to hear that.  oh well.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 10, 2004, 06:26:06 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
sorry to hear that.  oh well.


I'm not!

More room for me at the concert. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 10, 2004, 09:22:26 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
sorry to hear that.  oh well.


I'm not!

More room for me at the concert. :D


LOL! True dat. ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 10, 2004, 01:10:22 pm
And of course there are always increased stalking opportunites. :D

PS Miss Thang...what's this I heard about a promo tour?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: banet2001 on October 10, 2004, 02:10:28 pm
It will be interesting to hear what Michelle and Jessica Harp come up with on their new CD.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 10, 2004, 05:25:46 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
And of course there are always increased stalking opportunites. :D

PS Miss Thang...what's this I heard about a promo tour?


Possible Nov. club tour............

:)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on October 10, 2004, 05:32:38 pm
ooooooooooooooo

sounds interesting.

Thanks for the heads up
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: kdmlady on October 13, 2004, 03:52:36 pm
Club tour, club tour! The suspense is killing me. It'll be worth the wait.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on October 22, 2004, 10:54:00 pm
cant wait for the 0-boards to come back!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on October 23, 2004, 11:48:56 am
The O-boards aren't coming back.  There will be a new board for her new project The Wreckers soon.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on October 23, 2004, 12:19:31 pm
Will it be on mb.net or is there going to be some sort of wreckers.com or whatever?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on November 12, 2004, 07:43:36 am
its thewreckers.org  go and register now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: I gotta wear shades on November 13, 2004, 07:47:23 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Possible Nov. club tour............


Nov. '05?   :lol:



oh oh.....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on November 13, 2004, 08:05:04 pm
Yeah, I posted that awhile ago and obviously it's not happening in Nov now.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Pixie on November 21, 2004, 07:58:00 am
I can't wait for her and Jessica(Harp)'s new album!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on December 13, 2004, 10:08:15 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/gipsy/0ca1eae9.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/gipsy/b69ea12f.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/gipsy/5ccfbfb2.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 13, 2004, 11:51:35 am
I hate the haircut with a passion... At least she can admit it was a mistake. ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!! I WANTED HER HAIR!!!
And the outfit is frumpy :?
<---always the critic :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Mountaineer on December 13, 2004, 01:13:26 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I hate the haircut with a passion... At least she can admit it was a mistake. ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!! I WANTED HER HAIR!!!
And the outfit is frumpy :?
<---always the critic :oops:


THATS SOME UGLLY HAIRCUT!!!! I most admit i liked her better like a blonde than with that haircut!!! That outfit likes like if she was starving and cold!!! 8O  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on December 14, 2004, 07:50:15 am
(http://michellebranch.net/pantera.jpg)
MICHELLE BRANCH: DIMEBAG Was 'One Of The Sweetest Guys' - Dec. 12, 2004

Platinum-selling pop-rock singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott:

"I am so sad to hear about Dimebag being shot and killed while doing something he loves. I was lucky to meet him (photo) and he was one of the sweetest guys. It's hard to believe that a lot of clubs don't offer metal detectors (because they can't afford them) or proper security. Most of the security you see at shows are just normal guys who either volunteer or simply wear a t-shirt that says security. Something needs to change.

"Any ideas? Petitions? Letters to your local clubs?

"If musicians start feeling unsafe doing what they love, we'll have a big problem."
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on December 14, 2004, 10:07:41 am
more pics, thanx to Bruna for the link :)

http://michellebranchstyle.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=96&pos=3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 14, 2004, 03:51:37 pm
i love the pic of her and Dime, it's awesome.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: emmy on December 14, 2004, 04:03:27 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I hate the haircut with a passion... At least she can admit it was a mistake. ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!! I WANTED HER HAIR!!!
And the outfit is frumpy :?
<---always the critic :oops:


Lol, I remember when people complained when V got her hair cut... and that wasn't that bad...

but this... this is just... UGLY. :icky:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 15, 2004, 07:15:29 pm
Quote from: "emmy"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I hate the haircut with a passion... At least she can admit it was a mistake. ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL HAIR!!!! I WANTED HER HAIR!!!
And the outfit is frumpy :?
<---always the critic :oops:


Lol, I remember when people complained when V got her hair cut... and that wasn't that bad...

but this... this is just... UGLY. :icky:

Which haircut are you talking about??
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: emmy on December 15, 2004, 07:24:46 pm
when she got her bangs... a while ago.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Afterglow on December 16, 2004, 03:54:52 am
Oh My God... Yesterday I was listening to the radios and started to play " ARE YOU HAPPY NOW ", so I had never heard one song of Michelle, and when I heard it, I thought

How do the people compare Michelle to Vanessa... Michelle is like Avril, Alanis... Vanessa is unique... Michelle is a fucking singer... I don't hate her but I don't like and I'm impressed how you Vanessa fans like to compare her to Vanessa... That's an absurd
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on December 23, 2004, 08:56:39 pm
Theyll release her album probably in may or june?????
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vt on December 24, 2004, 09:36:07 am
Doood, the outfit looks okay...but she looks like a MAN in those pics with that haircut.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 05, 2005, 11:01:47 pm
they r gonna tour in feb-march and tyler hilton will also be there.hope her hair grows back by then.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Rose on January 08, 2005, 09:14:05 am
Hope she'll have her hair like in the good old 'Everywhere' days...  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: DeepWithinMyself on January 14, 2005, 07:01:12 pm
8O  good lord what did she do to her long PRETTY hair  :cry:  I haven't seen that yet..sheese..i'm sorry i NEVER tell people they look bad but that hair cut just doesn't do it for her, must be marry life that changed her  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: DeepWithinMyself on January 14, 2005, 07:13:04 pm
This was posted on the wreakers board ( i don't go there but i just happen to take a peek on there)  and this is what Michelle posted, i guess she didnt like it either :lol:  

Quote
Hey guys!

Can't sleep.

I think it is because of my depression. It all started when I decided to chop off all my hair last week. Why am I so dam impulsive!? Hehe. I look like a boy. *shrug* Oh well, not much I can do now, except maybe buy a wig, or wear lots of hats!!

Jess is coming into town tomorrow!! I haven't seen her in a few weeks, so that should be good fun! We are playing a song for the Warner Brothers conference. Then who knows what else we'll do.

It's rainy, it's cold. If only I had my long hair to help keep me warm
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Steveau on February 25, 2005, 02:31:39 pm
Quote
NEW YORK - Michelle Branch (news) is pregnant with her first child, People magazine reported.

   

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter is expecting a baby in early August with her husband, Teddy Landau, the magazine said. The couple were married last May. Landau, 40, is Branch's bass player.


A call to her agent by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned Friday.


Branch and Landau are scheduled to begin a 23-city tour next week featuring contributors to the soundtrack of the WB's "One Tree Hill."


Damn kids having kids.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on February 25, 2005, 03:08:55 pm
I think its so gross.  :?
she's only 21...he's 40.

 :x
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on March 27, 2005, 10:55:23 pm
Michelle Branch fan right here!!
Been a fan from the start, and am still a huge fan!  Gotta love her. Michelle Branch rocks.  The end.   :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on March 28, 2005, 08:31:35 pm
pics :

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/gipsy/325243.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/quitelikeyou/oth69.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/quitelikeyou/oth73.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Gingernut on March 28, 2005, 10:50:59 pm
that kinda freaked me out a lil bit but then i remembered she was pregnant.. :oops:

Nice pics though :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Dora on March 29, 2005, 06:48:57 am
ahhhhhh!!! TUMMY!! SOOO cute.

i wanna be pregnant  :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: DeepWithinMyself on March 29, 2005, 07:30:43 am
I keep telling you dora, drug up one of the cuties in your class and take advantage of him  :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Dora on March 29, 2005, 09:33:07 am
*thinks*

hmmm

*recalls cute blonde guy*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Rose on March 30, 2005, 01:41:31 am
With her belly growing I think she won't be playing much guitar over the coming months...  :wink:  :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on May 21, 2005, 04:20:50 am
bump!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Afterglow on May 21, 2005, 04:41:04 am
I heard a song today of her and I'm kind impressed

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT SHE IS LIKE VANESSA?

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW REMINDS ME MADONNA... OR AVRIL VAQUINE....

Don't ever say it
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on May 21, 2005, 08:44:47 am
She doesn't remind me of Vanessa either...she doesn't remind me of anyone.  I love her music and her voice--there's nothing else like it.   :)

Personally, I really wish she wasn't doing an album with Jessica.  I prefer her as a solo artist.   :roll:  But that's just my opinion...and I'll probably get The Wreckers' album.  I just fear it won't be as good as Michelle's solo efforts.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on May 21, 2005, 04:28:42 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
She doesn't remind me of Vanessa either...she doesn't remind me of anyone.  I love her music and her voice--there's nothing else like it.   :)

Personally, I really wish she wasn't doing an album with Jessica.  I prefer her as a solo artist.   :roll:  But that's just my opinion...and I'll probably get The Wreckers' album.  I just fear it won't be as good as Michelle's solo efforts.


hhmm .. I suppose because I really like her collaborations with Santana and then Sheryl Crow, and Desperately, i'm looking forward to more ..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Dora on May 21, 2005, 05:25:34 pm
I haven't heard much of "The Wreckers" songs to decide, but Im not a fan of country music bah
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HappyZen on May 21, 2005, 05:26:56 pm
Quote from: "Dora"
I haven't heard much of "The Wreckers" songs to decide, but Im not a fan of country music bah


It's country music?!?!  8O
crap
I was going on it sounding something like desperately which was a Jessica Harp/MB colloboration ..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on May 21, 2005, 06:12:48 pm
Jessica co-wrote "Desperately"?  I could've sworn "Are You Happy Now" was the only collaboration on Hotel Paper (John Shanks co-wrote it, I believe)...

Well, The Wreckers aren't simply country, however they're influenced by it--doesn't Jessica have a more folkish, country sound in general?  And I know Michelle likes it (i.e. The Dixie Chicks)...anyway, that's exactly why I prefer Michelle as a solo artist.   :roll:   But oh well!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on May 21, 2005, 08:55:45 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Jessica co-wrote "Desperately"?  I could've sworn "Are You Happy Now" was the only collaboration on Hotel Paper (John Shanks co-wrote it, I believe)...

Well, The Wreckers aren't simply country, however they're influenced by it--doesn't Jessica have a more folkish, country sound in general?  And I know Michelle likes it (i.e. The Dixie Chicks)...anyway, that's exactly why I prefer Michelle as a solo artist.   :roll:   But oh well!



I think the wreckers is a cool countrish sound , not really typical since it still has the rock/pop edge to it. I actually love the duo.
all the songs I´ve heard so far sound great with the two, I love love love the song "cigarettes",my fav song so far!! :D I cant wait for the album :)

Since I am so far away to go to any the wreckers concerts, I downloaded some of their media and live rec from jessicaharp.org  :)
Title: The Wreckers
Post by: zurielshimon on May 21, 2005, 11:01:35 pm
When is their album supposed to drop?
Title: Re: The Wreckers
Post by: clamicas on May 22, 2005, 12:22:30 pm
Quote from: "zurielshimon"
When is their album supposed to drop?


 2006
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 22, 2005, 01:11:14 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
She doesn't remind me of Vanessa either...she doesn't remind me of anyone.  I love her music and her voice--there's nothing else like it.   :)

Personally, I really wish she wasn't doing an album with Jessica.  I prefer her as a solo artist.   :roll:  But that's just my opinion...and I'll probably get The Wreckers' album.  I just fear it won't be as good as Michelle's solo efforts.


If she didn't do the album w/ Jess, she wouldn't have done a solo album.  The Wreckers project was pretty much what was inspiring her at the moment when she was at a not-so-great point in her solo career and feeling very frustrated with many things.  

The album songs are fantastic. I would not say they are really purely country at all, but a variety of influences from folk to rock.  The songs are gorgeous and I've heard several album versions and they're amazing.  I am pretty snobby about music and am not just saying this because Jessica is a friend of mine. :)

However, because of Michelle's pregnancy, Jessica is proceeding with a solo album and there are delays with the Wreckers album.  It may be 2006 before it is out, but then it will depend on Jessica's schedule. We'll see what happens.  Jessica actually IS doing a country album, though, but those who don't like country don't have to listen to it :) (We redesigned her site by the way which you can find at www.jessicaharp.net and many new songs are coming soon. We're adding a Flash player within the next two weeks to the site).

I really think that their record will impress a lot of people. Even those that feel negatively right now.  But the record just needs to come OUT.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: brokenbracelet on May 22, 2005, 03:47:25 pm
The new site is beautiful, you did a great job Weiser  :wink:

I can't be doing with reading the other 70 pages of the thread, I shall just say I love Meech, and I'm loving the live stuff I've heard of The Wreckers. I think the girls are great separately and great together. To be honest if it were me and one of my closest friends, nothing would excite me more or refuel my desire to write than a project like this.

This damn album is testing my patience though lol, it's driving me crazy cos I just want it NOW! And add on the fact that it may not even get a proper UK release, thus I'll have to import it from the States.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on May 22, 2005, 04:20:03 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Jessica co-wrote "Desperately"?  I could've sworn "Are You Happy Now" was the only collaboration on Hotel Paper (John Shanks co-wrote it, I believe)...

Jess didn't co-write Desperately. She just did backup vocals.
And John Shanks co-wrote AYHN, Breathe, 'Til I Get Over You, Love Me Like That and I think one more but I can't remember which.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on May 23, 2005, 04:08:49 am
Actually Jessica and Michelle both wrote "Desperately" on a bus on tour.  However, when it came time to give the credits, Jess let Michelle have it because she said she wrote more of it or something like that. But they did write it together.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on May 23, 2005, 06:04:00 am
Aww that's cute :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on May 23, 2005, 07:04:03 am
So I downloaded all of the live performances and, of course, loved them!  Thanks for the link.   :wink:   Those girls can write a killer melody!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on May 24, 2005, 12:56:16 am
I saw a couple of their videos posted ln their o-boards.. the recording of lay me down.. and another with jess singing.. it was really awesome..

And now they ve got santana to kick start thier career as a band.. what more could u ask for??????
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on July 06, 2005, 04:43:43 am
bump!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy on July 06, 2005, 11:03:19 am
Well...ok :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: morningsting on July 08, 2005, 03:19:02 pm
When the hell is The Wreckers CD coming out??
Does anybody know?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on July 08, 2005, 08:54:49 pm
Looks like early 2006.  It got pushed back.   :(   It might come out sooner, but that's the last thing I heard.  It sucks!   :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: morningsting on July 09, 2005, 12:52:00 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Looks like early 2006.  It got pushed back.   :(   It might come out sooner, but that's the last thing I heard.  It sucks!   :?


Yeah,
That's what I heard too,
BUT
On thewreckers.com,
It says it comes out this summer??
I dunno if they've not updated it though...
=\
And you're right
It DOES suck.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 03, 2005, 05:56:07 am
both of em have said the album s completed...just waitin for bit of promotion....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: saphire on August 04, 2005, 07:02:19 am
she became the mother of a little Girl tonight. I'm happy for you Michelle :heart:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 04, 2005, 09:28:13 am
Wow...what's the baby's name?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: B on August 04, 2005, 10:41:18 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Wow...what's the baby's name?


Owen.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on August 04, 2005, 11:02:58 am
Quote from: "B"
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Wow...what's the baby's name?


Owen.

That's not a girl's name!  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy on August 04, 2005, 11:03:18 am
Owen is a girl's name??!! Well...ok then :?  Congrats michelle!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 04, 2005, 11:51:01 am
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "B"
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Wow...what's the baby's name?


Owen.

That's not a girl's name!  :?

Yeah that was my exact thought... :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 04, 2005, 12:46:45 pm
Why do stars do that?  They name their kids weird shit..like Apple!  LOL.   :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: morningsting on August 04, 2005, 06:54:19 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Why do stars do that?  They name their kids weird shit..like Apple!  LOL.   :lol:


Ew or those weird ass names Julia Roberts used for her children...
Ugh.
Poor kid.
But yayness for Meech!
I know she'll be a great mum.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Vanity on August 05, 2005, 06:44:31 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "B"
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Wow...what's the baby's name?


Owen.

That's not a girl's name!  :?

Yeah that was my exact thought... :?
It's strange, but at least it's unique (for a girl). Many congratulations to Michelle <3
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 05, 2005, 11:48:26 am
In some cases, boys names for girls work, like Andi or Riley, but I'm not sure how I feel about "Owen."
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: morningsting on August 05, 2005, 01:53:29 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
In some cases, boys names for girls work, like Andi or Riley, but I'm not sure how I feel about "Owen."


Aww those are such cutee names.
Maybe if she spelled it a little more girl like.
Dunno how you could spell "Owen" differently though...
 :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 06, 2005, 05:36:47 pm
THe name at once reminds me of Michael Owen........ he s real kool!!! i love the name.Hope to see meech in good shape soon!!
Title: Name
Post by: liquidblue244 on August 06, 2005, 07:43:01 pm
I like the name Lauren, or Loren, they are girls/guys names...there cute.......yeah...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 07, 2005, 09:18:46 am
Yeah, I really like Lawrence for a boy, but calling him Laurie (obviously not spelled like that but I'm not exactly sure how you'd spell it. Lory? Lorry? Lawry? Lawrie? Nooo idea).
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Afterglow on August 07, 2005, 09:22:16 am
How many albums this girl has ever released?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 07, 2005, 09:44:44 am
Quote from: "Afterglow"
How many albums this girl has ever released?


1 independent (Broken Bracelet)
2 major (The Spirit Room, Hotel Paper)

The Wreckers' album, "Stand Still, Look Pretty," is on its way!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 13, 2005, 01:35:24 am
Yeah!!! The Spirit Room went 2x platinum and Hotel Paper went platinum as well!!! and most of her singles have done well...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on August 20, 2005, 03:06:59 pm
Am I hearing new Michelle songs on Laguna Beach? I haven't been reading this thread so sorry if it was already mentioned.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 23, 2005, 04:59:56 pm
Michelle, Owen and Teddy (http://myhome.hanafos.com/~pwinkitty/michelle.jpg)
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :D  :D  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Gingernut on August 23, 2005, 05:02:26 pm
aww!! the 3rd pic is the sweetest
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on August 23, 2005, 05:03:11 pm
Whoa, I had no idea Michelle was even pregnant, wow... that is crazy & I saw her in March.. when did everyone find out?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 23, 2005, 05:10:46 pm
Before March. I can't remember when for sure.
I think the second one is the best :mrgreen:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/amberbeads/meech.jpg)
yayness!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Arwen on August 23, 2005, 07:40:02 pm
Omg! That's precious! That is perhaps the cutest little baby in the world. Owen looks so much like Michelle.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on August 27, 2005, 03:38:25 am
michelle and owen are both so beautiful!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on August 28, 2005, 07:22:45 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Michelle, Owen and Teddy (http://myhome.hanafos.com/~pwinkitty/michelle.jpg)
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :D  :D  :D



awwwwww, how cute!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on September 09, 2005, 07:11:46 am
the WORLD MUSIC AWARDS thing was great!! the vid is available at the official wreckers boards
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ivy Lynne on September 09, 2005, 02:01:30 pm
OMG! HAHAHAHA BRIAN I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN!!!!!! OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on September 09, 2005, 09:38:46 pm
Quote from: "Ivy Lynne"
OMG! HAHAHAHA BRIAN I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN!!!!!! OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!

Huh?  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 10, 2005, 11:04:33 am
What's the deal?  I can't find a video on there.   :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ivy Lynne on September 10, 2005, 12:27:33 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "Ivy Lynne"
OMG! HAHAHAHA BRIAN I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN!!!!!! OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!

Huh?  :?



Brian did this really. really funny impersonation of michelle branch and said i would need to see the pictures of her with her baby to see its true humor...i had just seen the pictures...so his act was a lot funnier...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on September 10, 2005, 04:49:36 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
What's the deal?  I can't find a video on there.   :(


me neither, only mp3's available there :cry: . If anyone could post the video here I'd appreciate :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Alecs on September 11, 2005, 12:58:07 am
I still can't believe she's a mother now.... 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on September 18, 2005, 12:17:21 am
Quote from: "clamicas"
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
What's the deal?  I can't find a video on there.   :(


me neither, only mp3's available there :cry: . If anyone could post the video here I'd appreciate :D


They're on the message boards...you gotta search there!!  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on September 18, 2005, 07:02:42 am
^I did, I only found the audio :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 18, 2005, 08:18:12 am
Quote from: "clamicas"
^I did, I only found the audio :(


Yeah, me too.  I finally gave up.   :?

p.s.  "I'm Feeling You" is amazing...of course.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 18, 2005, 09:26:09 am
ew i hate it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 18, 2005, 01:29:04 pm
Really?  Why??
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 18, 2005, 01:49:53 pm
It's like a chewed-up, spit-out Game of Love. I really don't like the lyrics at all, I don't like the melody... It just got old, like after GOL. I can't stand it, honestly.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 18, 2005, 04:46:15 pm
Well, honestly, I hardly ever like Michelle's lyrics!  lol.  But I always love her melodies and vocals.  I can't help but like every song she records.  

I can see where you're coming from, though.  The 2 Santana/MB songs are quite similar.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 18, 2005, 04:53:23 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Well, honestly, I hardly ever like Michelle's lyrics!

You just scored a ton of respect points. It's tough to find a fan who's willing to admit that. Except for myself. lol
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 18, 2005, 07:17:04 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
It's like a chewed-up, spit-out Game of Love.


I sat in my car this morning and thought the exact same thing.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 18, 2005, 08:08:08 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Well, honestly, I hardly ever like Michelle's lyrics!

You just scored a ton of respect points. It's tough to find a fan who's willing to admit that. Except for myself. lol


So true!  I really hate it when I hear her other fans comment on how "deep" her lyrics are.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 18, 2005, 11:00:58 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"

So true!  I really hate it when I hear her other fans comment on how "deep" her lyrics are.


LOL...that always makes me laugh!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 19, 2005, 05:42:21 am
I mean there are one or two lines that Michelle has written that touch me in a certain way, but for the most part I think she just writes your standard baby, baby lyrics.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 19, 2005, 08:57:27 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I mean there are one or two lines that Michelle has written that touch me in a certain way, but for the most part I think she just writes your standard baby, baby lyrics.


I agree completely...my favorite line by Michelle:  "You feel the water, but do you swim?"   :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 19, 2005, 12:37:09 pm
I personally like "maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean."
Though I'm not really sure why. I don't even know what it has to do with anything.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 19, 2005, 05:42:15 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I personally like "maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean."
Though I'm not really sure why. I don't even know what it has to do with anything.


Yeah, see that line drives me crazy 'cause it seems to make absolutely no sense!  What the hell does it mean?!?!  That's the thing with Michelle...when she actually DOES write a cool line, half the time it has nothing to do with the meaning of the song.  Ahhh!   :?  :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 20, 2005, 05:15:56 pm
You can watch the video for "I'm Feeling You" on http://www.vh1.com.  Go to Santana's artist page and you can watch it there.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 20, 2005, 07:57:45 pm
I no likey much. They both look very pretty (Meech and Jess, not Santana :razz: ) but the vid is boring.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on September 20, 2005, 08:59:36 pm
It is.  When I heard that it was filmed in SF, I was expecting something fantabulous, not just them inside a club performing.  Lame.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 21, 2005, 03:46:59 am
Quote from: "tricia"
It is.  When I heard that it was filmed in SF, I was expecting something fantabulous, not just them inside a club performing.  Lame.


I haven't seen it yet, but if it's just a performance video I don't see much of a point.  I've always thought that was kind-of a waste of film.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 21, 2005, 07:17:53 am
Yeah there's some people dancing and they're onstage the entire time singing.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on September 21, 2005, 08:53:09 am
Shooting a music video is an amazing opportunity to be creative!  

I loved the "Everywhere" video...it was a great example of showing Michelle plays her own songs, while coming up with an intriguing plot that actually follows the meaning of the song.  

 :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 21, 2005, 03:32:21 pm
yep exactly. i also really like the gty and ayw vids. oh and ayhn. breathe is okay. they could've done better. but the song is amazing and makes up for it, imo. one of the meech songs where i actually think the lyrics are good. i know exactly what she's feeling.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on September 26, 2005, 07:11:28 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I personally like "maybe this wind blowing in just came from the ocean."
Though I'm not really sure why. I don't even know what it has to do with anything.


Actually, yes, it does have to do with something.... that whole song has to do with something, I just can't say what it is, because it isn't really public... Let's just say it alludes to an article...

I don't find her lyrics all that deep, but I think there are a lot of very relateable things on Hotel Paper for anyone who has ever had their heart completely broken... I think Michelle is great at constructing a standard, catchy pop song... might not be everyone's thing, but a lot of people can certainly get into it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on September 26, 2005, 07:13:04 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
It's like a chewed-up, spit-out Game of Love. I really don't like the lyrics at all, I don't like the melody... It just got old, like after GOL. I can't stand it, honestly.


Same here...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on November 06, 2005, 09:43:24 am
I heard somewhere that Michelle s natural hair color is brown????? It is for real??
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on November 06, 2005, 12:12:12 pm
Umm...yeah.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on December 06, 2005, 07:54:41 am
Did u guys read Michelle's new post???? She s really in a bad state. Her official boards have been shut down.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on December 06, 2005, 08:35:10 am
I didn't get to see it, i'm on jessicaharp.net finding out what's going on right now, apparently she posted to say why she wanted to take the boards down but it's been removed so i don't understand what happened. I hope michelle is ok.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 06, 2005, 09:07:14 am
Strange...what's the deal?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 06, 2005, 11:38:28 am
What's happening to her??
I haven't heard anything!  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on December 06, 2005, 02:54:32 pm
This is from adamjk on the jessicaharp.net boards
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What happened:

Matt Spaid came on the boards yesterday asking around for Michelle, so she logged in to answer him. Maybe someone else told her he had showed up. Actually, this happened once before, like 2 years ago. Matt needs to get her number!

Once she was logged in, I believe she started poking around more. She found the "Pictures from the AMAs in here" thread, which had spiralled into about 4 pages of people insulting her appearance. Personally? The top was a bit ugly. But others started going on about how she was fat, and she did not like it one bit.

So she posted a oh-so-subtle hint about the boards being closed, and about how some people suck, and like a general frustrated post. I mean, they were calling her fat and stuff. She mentioned her pregnancy as well.

So then there was about two pages of responses (probably more, I went to sleep at 1:45am, and it certainly continued past that). Some people (you can guess, probably) just made fun some more, or, like me, posted somewhat ranty (okay, full out rant) posts, others just insulted her further because they are hilarious (you can guess, probably), and others attemped to suck up, and looked pathetic (you can guess, probably).

So she later posted a LONG rant about not feeling like further funding a forum for "fans" to use her "fashion" as insult fodder. (Haha.)

And then she went on about being upset about a bunch of things, said some stuff about her personal life that yeah, definitely would have been deleted... It was sort of the usual "Michelle speaking her mind" thing.

Not that I agree with her or whatever, and not that I don't think the stupid shirt was ugly, but this is definitely a bunch of stress and things coming together into one large action.

And you know what? It's not the biggest deal ever.

Although, to be honest, I was really pleased with her comments on the OTH tour.
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Basically she got angry and upset with the amount of negativity on her boards and decided to shut them down. But the post from her explaining why has been deleted, and they are now refusing to circulate it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 06, 2005, 03:19:09 pm
FASCINATING....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 06, 2005, 10:32:43 pm
Personally, I think she looks cute in that, um...  whatever it's called she wore, and I like her hair, too. :D And whoever says she's fat needs a rawhide bone or something to chew on or go bury somewhere. :x
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 07, 2005, 05:48:35 am
I think she looked bad but I didn't hang around and insult her, for God's sake.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: BWilli on December 07, 2005, 06:36:18 am
someone posted her rant over on V's o-board...and let me just say...

THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!  :mrgreen:


i'm not up on everything Michelle Branch/Wrechers, whatever she calls herself these day, but that was great.  :thumbsup:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 07, 2005, 07:39:13 am
Ok, I'm soooooo curious!  I want to see a picture from the AMAs...can anyone help me out? :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 07, 2005, 11:05:41 am
Quote from: "BWilli"
someone posted her rant over on V's o-board...and let me just say...

THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!  :mrgreen:

Link please?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: BWilli on December 07, 2005, 11:20:10 am
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "BWilli"
someone posted her rant over on V's o-board...and let me just say...

THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!  :mrgreen:

Link please?


da link (http://www.vanessacarlton.com/bboard/othermusic/viewtopic.asp?TopicID=1571797&topic=check+michelle+branch%27s+post+on+her+boards%2E+she+pissed)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 07, 2005, 12:02:37 pm
Quote from: "BWilli"
da link (http://www.vanessacarlton.com/bboard/othermusic/viewtopic.asp?TopicID=1571797&topic=check+michelle+branch%27s+post+on+her+boards%2E+she+pissed)

Thanks.
Wow!! now she was mad at them!  8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: BWilli on December 07, 2005, 12:41:05 pm
Quote from: "Ghisy"
Quote from: "BWilli"
da link (http://www.vanessacarlton.com/bboard/othermusic/viewtopic.asp?TopicID=1571797&topic=check+michelle+branch%27s+post+on+her+boards%2E+she+pissed)

Thanks.
Wow!! now she was mad at them!  8O



word...that shits great aint it???   :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on December 07, 2005, 02:14:28 pm
Career suicide.  I'm sure both Warner Bros. and her management are tearing her a new one.  Watch for a retraction/apology.





Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 07, 2005, 04:23:24 pm
I still wanna see a picture from the AMAs!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 07, 2005, 04:39:33 pm
Quote from: "nosticker"
Career suicide.  I'm sure both Warner Bros. and her management are tearing her a new one.

Hmmm, well, they never did much for her outside the US.
We never ever got a European tour and she had 2 albums out!
I mean, come on, even VC came here and we know how lame Interscope is with her!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on December 07, 2005, 08:35:57 pm
I'd love it if Meech and VC toured together.  Why not do a double bill?  The similarities are there.  Similar audience......money in the bank!  They are perhaps the only self-sufficient female singer/songwriters in the Top 40.

Looks like the cheese fell off her cracker, though.  Meech needs to sit down and have a friggin' sandwich.



Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 08, 2005, 06:45:04 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
I still wanna see a picture from the AMAs!!

I hear ya, let me dig....

Pictures! (http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/FrameSet.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState%7c0%7c-1%7c28%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7c12%2f9%2f2005%7c11%2f8%2f2005%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c7%7cMichelle+Branch%7c-8193%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=7&tag=1)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on December 08, 2005, 11:18:34 am
I thought she looked different to usual there but still just as pretty, just older and with lighter hair. i didn't really get why everyone was ragging onher so much, i guess they're just frustrated that the wreckers have been such a long time coming. I'm glad this board is way more supportive of the beautiful V!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: BWilli on December 08, 2005, 12:38:00 pm
i think she looks a lot better when she doesn't smile.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Ghisy on December 08, 2005, 01:10:29 pm
Hmmm, yeah, I don't like her on those pics.
Although Delta looks pretty good!!  O:-)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 08, 2005, 02:18:19 pm
Yes, yes...Delta ALWAYS looks good.  That girl makes me sick.

Michelle does look better when she's not smiling.   :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 09, 2005, 06:37:34 am
I think she looks nice!  Maybe the top isn't a style I would wear, but then again, I didn't have a baby a couple of months ago either.

I don't understand why everyone was bagging on her.  I guess it just makes people feel good to make others feel like ass.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: BWilli on December 09, 2005, 08:08:45 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Michelle does look better when she's not smiling.   :D




Thank you.   :)


I really mean no disrespect to the woman at all.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: angelheart56 on December 09, 2005, 08:41:59 am
Do you think the board will re-open? I think it's possible that she could hurt her career if she leaves it down.....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on December 09, 2005, 09:54:54 am
Quote from: "angelheart56"
Do you think the board will re-open? I think it's possible that she could hurt her career if she leaves it down.....


Too late!  It's an idiotic thing to do in the first place...I mean, were they really being THAT mean??
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on December 09, 2005, 11:41:42 am
I'm surprised that she felt she had to respond to haters and trolls.  She looks tired in those pics.  WTF did she do to her hair?  Man, I hope she gets out of whatever funk she's in.  Maybe its post-partum?



Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on December 09, 2005, 02:31:36 pm
The boards are going to reopen when the record comes out...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Jophess on December 09, 2005, 03:59:38 pm
Wow.  That's a BOLD move. 8O
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 10, 2005, 07:52:49 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Quote from: "angelheart56"
Do you think the board will re-open? I think it's possible that she could hurt her career if she leaves it down.....


Too late!  It's an idiotic thing to do in the first place...I mean, were they really being THAT mean??


Well, they called her fat, ugly, and a sellout for selling pictures of her, her husband and their baby to People (I believe), when in all reality, she's just given birth, probably very tired, and I'm sure sick of paparazzi following her around and trying to take pictures of her baby.  Selling a few pictures is one way of keeping them away for awhile.

It's not like it was just a one time thing though either.  There was a group of people on there who her awful to her every time they could be.  Should she have just let it go?  Maybe, but I tell you what, anyone of us who'd had all those things said about us would have blown up too.

I understand the closing of TWMB MUCH more than I understand what happened with the MBMB (faux political-themed shut down).

In the long run, those kids will keep coming back to belittle her (and other celebrities) and her fans will also come back because just because the personality/appearance/etc/etc has changed, doesn't mean the music has, and that's what it's all about anyway...the music.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on December 10, 2005, 08:24:48 am
^ very well said and exactly right. Sorry to say it, but for some reason Michelle has a very high percentage of assholes as fans. Maybe they were fans at one time, but now I guess it's the "cool" thing to do to constantly bitch about her, make fun of her, criticize her decisions, etc. Then when she says anything about it, they all wonder why. She has put up with a lot of shit from a lot of people for a long time. I'm glad she said something. Maybe some people don't like the way it's worded, but too friggin bad. I wasn't on the boards a lot, but they were crap most of the time. And until their record comes out there just isn't much to talk about anyway...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ChocoNutz on December 10, 2005, 02:37:04 pm
I agree 100% with Tricia and Jessica
 Especially with this: <i>anyone of us who'd had all those things said about us would have blown up too. </i>

Come on, she's HUMAN!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on December 10, 2005, 07:47:12 pm
^ ditto.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 12, 2005, 07:59:33 am
I think it's ridiculous that people have to get so insulting on a personal level. To dislike a song or a wardrobe choice or something is fine but you don't have to get outright MEAN, particularly in a place where said artist could read everything you have to say.
It's too bad the boards had to get shut down but it was understandable.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2005, 10:41:12 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I think it's ridiculous that people have to get so insulting on a personal level. To dislike a song or a wardrobe choice or something is fine but you don't have to get outright MEAN, particularly in a place where said artist could read everything you have to say.
It's too bad the boards had to get shut down but it was understandable.


Exactly!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 12, 2005, 12:00:21 pm
Gee, thanks a lot!  Now, after borrowing her CDs and listening, I think I actually like Michelle Branch! :o

(Of course, not that that's a bad thing. 8) )
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on December 12, 2005, 08:01:56 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I think it's ridiculous that people have to get so insulting on a personal level. To dislike a song or a wardrobe choice or something is fine but you don't have to get outright MEAN, particularly in a place where said artist could read everything you have to say.
It's too bad the boards had to get shut down but it was understandable.


Through the miracle of the internet, trolls have a pedestal.  Not everything can be moderated 100%.  I feel badly for Michelle on this level.  As for nasty things being said......
What about VC.com? Plenty of nasty things and low blows go on over there. Look, I don't claim to know the level of drama that went on over in Meech world, but I still think she could have dealt them the biggest blow by pulling the plug without ADDING to the drama.  That is my central point.
Maybe there could have been a nicer disclaimer page where she shouted out to her long time supporters while addressing the haters.



Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 12, 2005, 09:54:43 pm
Quote from: "nosticker"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I think it's ridiculous that people have to get so insulting on a personal level. To dislike a song or a wardrobe choice or something is fine but you don't have to get outright MEAN, particularly in a place where said artist could read everything you have to say.
It's too bad the boards had to get shut down but it was understandable.


Through the miracle of the internet, trolls have a pedestal.  Not everything can be moderated 100%.  I feel badly for Michelle on this level.  As for nasty things being said......
What about VC.com? Plenty of nasty things and low blows go on over there. Look, I don't claim to know the level of drama that went on over in Meech world, but I still think she could have dealt them the biggest blow by pulling the plug without ADDING to the drama.  That is my central point.
Maybe there could have been a nicer disclaimer page where she shouted out to her long time supporters while addressing the haters.



Dan/NS


No arguement from me that she could have handled the situation better.  The trolls were actually thrilled to be called out and addressed.  Just fed their egos.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on December 13, 2005, 02:30:53 pm
Tricia is so hot. :)

Anyway, I don't think I'll ever understand trolls. Like what is the point? There are artists I dislike, like Eminem for example...can't really get into the music and just am not feelin' the love... but I don't spend time hanging out on his message board and making fun of the people who are fans and acting like an idiot. It just seems weird to me. I guess I have better things to do, though.

I missed all the Wreckers board stuff when it went down because I was in NY so I didn't see the hater posts, so I can't comment on that...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 13, 2005, 03:49:28 pm
Like I said, I think I'm starting to like her now.  And I don't know why.  I've made comments in the past, nothing mean, but that I just wasn't into her, but now I'm listening to what I was missing out on.  Gee, thanks a lot!  Now she has another fan. 8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: clamicas on December 13, 2005, 07:16:01 pm
I thought everyone was being more positive about The Wreckers and all that,I had no idea there was so much criticism... I guess that we as nessaholics have simply learned to be patient when it comes to new albums , we dont stress that much :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on December 18, 2005, 11:55:02 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Well, they called her fat, ugly, and a sellout for selling pictures of her, her husband and their baby to People (I believe), when in all reality, she's just given birth, probably very tired, and I'm sure sick of paparazzi following her around and trying to take pictures of her baby.  Selling a few pictures is one way of keeping them away for awhile.
:?

Firstly, as if the paparazzi really care. That's why she was given $10 000, instead of the millions Britney got. And nobody called her a sell out. She said she hated fame, it was asked why she'd seek it out. Fair question, I thought.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 18, 2005, 03:20:38 pm
I dunno I thought you more or less called her a sellout. :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on December 18, 2005, 04:28:30 pm
Quote
So why did you sell your baby photos?


Quote
Saying fame ruined your life, but actively seeking it at the same time doesn't make sense to me. That's all.


That's not calling her a sell out. To me, selling out relates to the music, anyway. Where someone changes the music they make with the sole intention of selling more CDs. My opinion is that she's doing the opposite.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 19, 2005, 06:24:05 am
I will admit that Michelle hasn't made the best decisions regarding her career, but if she wants to ruin her career it's her prerogative and we don't really have the right to question her on it. For example, if you decided that instead of taking concert photos for your website you were going to take nursing home candids, you wouldn't appreciate me getting all up in your face about your career choices.
I'm not trying to pick a fight here, I'm just trying to have an adult discussion because for the most part I have a lot of respect for your opinions.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on December 19, 2005, 12:02:57 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I will admit that Michelle hasn't made the best decisions regarding her career, but if she wants to ruin her career it's her prerogative and we don't really have the right to question her on it. For example, if you decided that instead of taking concert photos for your website you were going to take nursing home candids, you wouldn't appreciate me getting all up in your face about your career choices.
I'm not trying to pick a fight here, I'm just trying to have an adult discussion because for the most part I have a lot of respect for your opinions.
Hahaha, oh my God you just made me laugh with that.

I actually feel really bad about what I said, and agree I shouldn't have been so forceful. It was really rude. I can't help but think her decision was already made to close the boards, though. She seemed due for a blowout, as well. Either way, I still feel pretty awful.



Oh and just one more thing...I think the worst thing she's done to ruin her career wasn't shutting down the boards, or even slagging off her label. It was slagging off The Veronicas. Nice one Branchy, slag off the number one priority act your own label has for the next year. It didn't go unnoticed, either  :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on December 19, 2005, 03:21:46 pm
I think the decision was made before too. I have no idea, honestly, but that's just the feeling I get.

And yeah, dissing another band publically is just really not cool... There are artists I've opened for or met or whatever that have been dicks to me, but I would never say anything to anyone about it. Although I am an indie artist and not on Maverick. But yeah, that's not cool...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 20, 2005, 06:42:56 am
I agree, she shouldn't have said that... big mistake. Especially since the Veronicas are getting a lot more press than she is right now. :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 20, 2005, 08:26:17 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I agree, she shouldn't have said that... big mistake. Especially since the Veronicas are getting a lot more press than she is right now. :?


And probably eventually more press than she's ever had.

Now I'm waiting for them to do a song with Santana as well.

That'd be hilarious.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 20, 2005, 12:27:48 pm
Ew that'd be horrid :?
Those girls need to STOP holding hand. I understand that they're twins or whatever. But no one holds hands that much.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on December 20, 2005, 12:56:30 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Those girls need to STOP holding hand. I understand that they're twins or whatever. But no one holds hands that much.
Haha, YES. It's so wrong. They're still playing up the whole twin lesbian thing...well Warner's forcing them to, anyway.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 21, 2005, 11:49:37 am
Are you serious? Yeah okay, the Tatu thing, fine, but TWIN lesbians? That crosses the line to EW.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on December 21, 2005, 12:50:58 pm
Apparently their 4ever video was supposed to have that feel to it. I agree, it is gross. I bet it's why they're always holding hands and stuff, though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 21, 2005, 07:04:47 pm
Quote from: "missbehavior"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Those girls need to STOP holding hand. I understand that they're twins or whatever. But no one holds hands that much.
Haha, YES. It's so wrong. They're still playing up the whole twin lesbian thing...well Warner's forcing them to, anyway.


O_O

Wow...now there's an idea for Michelle and Jess.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on December 23, 2005, 05:41:06 am
Quote from: "tricia"


O_O

Wow...now there's an idea for Michelle and Jess.


heheheh
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 23, 2005, 05:41:59 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "missbehavior"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Those girls need to STOP holding hand. I understand that they're twins or whatever. But no one holds hands that much.
Haha, YES. It's so wrong. They're still playing up the whole twin lesbian thing...well Warner's forcing them to, anyway.


O_O

Wow...now there's an idea for Michelle and Jess.

LOL
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: whitehouses81680 on December 23, 2005, 08:55:04 am
heres an off topic question:

do the fans of michelle brach call themselves branchaholics?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 23, 2005, 09:47:54 am
Nope.

Last I heard it was "Jolly Branchers", but then again, I haven't paid attention in a while.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 23, 2005, 06:12:05 pm
I just say I like Michelle Branch. lol.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on December 23, 2005, 08:31:19 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I just say I like Michelle Branch. lol.


Well yeah, but I don't call myself a NESSAholic either.

I do believe I'd be made fun of.  A lot.  I just love VC...yeah.  And MB too.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 24, 2005, 12:59:56 am
I actually do associate myself as a Nessaholic.  I kinda like "Jolly Brancher".  That's cute. :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on December 24, 2005, 06:37:56 am
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I just say I like Michelle Branch. lol.


Well yeah, but I don't call myself a NESSAholic either.

I do believe I'd be made fun of.  A lot.  I just love VC...yeah.  And MB too.

Yes I agree... I'd get lots of hell for calling myself a nessaholic.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on December 28, 2005, 04:24:07 pm
I love her song "Drop in the Ocean" - What a beautiful, soothing voice! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 02, 2006, 04:29:47 pm
i love that song too... i don't think it gets enough credit.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy on January 03, 2006, 05:45:50 pm
I would have to agree with you there!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on January 04, 2006, 09:35:08 am
Yes, I'm listening to it again just because I have to.  :D How did someone not turn me on to her earlier than this past month?  Now if I can just identify the intro march and choral piece at the end of Hotel Paper, or has someone else already done that?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 04, 2006, 10:36:11 am
someone has identified the hymn at the end, but i can't remember which it is.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 04, 2006, 10:48:47 am
Quote from: "zurielshimon"
Yes, I'm listening to it again just because I have to.  :D How did someone not turn me on to her earlier than this past month?  Now if I can just identify the intro march and choral piece at the end of Hotel Paper, or has someone else already done that?


I'd search the wreckers' boards for you if they still existed.. :x  we had this discussion there, I think it's called Jesus My Saviour or something...something about Jesus... *strains memory*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy on January 04, 2006, 11:07:44 am
Does anyone know why she used that hymn and what the significance of it was?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 06, 2006, 12:00:37 am
haha

I have the truth about why the Branch slagged off The Veronicas :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Lucy on January 06, 2006, 05:30:22 pm
err, spill...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 06, 2006, 07:43:40 pm
Quote from: "missbehavior"
haha

I have the truth about why the Branch slagged off The Veronicas :D


Jealousy?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 07, 2006, 12:13:01 am
Kinda.

I PM'd you Tricia. *taps side of nose*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 07, 2006, 11:45:48 am
I imagine the reason Michelle took a shot at The Veronicas is because of how they allow themselves to be exploited from an image perspective to sell music.  This is what Michelle's post was all about.  She is sick of having to compramise herself as an artist in order to remain marketable to the MTV demographic.

  Michelle also appears to be fed up with the flac she's taking for Jess and her decision to promote their upcoming album as a country record.  I think the reason this album has taken so long to get released is largely because Maverick wants Michelle to make pop songs for TRL and what-not and they aren't very happy that Michelle has too much integrity to sacrifice her music for the extra money she could make by churning out radio-friendly pop songs for the rest of her life.

  Michelle wants what every artist deserves: creative freedom.  She doesn't want to act a certain way so her music will get extra sales based on the false image she would be presenting, and she doesn't want to deviate from making the kind of music she feels in her gut just to stay on top of the charts.  

  And, proposing the question 'why did Michelle want to be famous in the first place?' isn't really fair.  When you're a 17-18 year old girl who has dreamed about being a musician your whole life, you're probably not thinking about how your just going to be exploited by a record label, you're just freaking out that your dream is coming true.  If she had it all to do over again, I'm sure she wouldn't sign to a big label, but that's all in hindsight.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 07, 2006, 05:14:53 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
I imagine the reason Michelle took a shot at The Veronicas is because of how they allow themselves to be exploited from an image perspective to sell music.
Wrong.



Anyhoo, she should just put out some new music already. I'm bored.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 07, 2006, 06:46:17 pm
Quote from: "missbehavior"
Kinda.

I PM'd you Tricia. *taps side of nose*


Fantabulous.

Thanks Tal...you're the best!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on January 07, 2006, 11:36:54 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

  Michelle also appears to be fed up with the flac she's taking for Jess and her decision to promote their upcoming album as a country record.
  And, proposing the question 'why did Michelle want to be famous in the first place?' isn't really fair.  If she had it all to do over again, I'm sure she wouldn't sign to a big label, but that's all in hindsight.


Look at what going country did for Jewel's career; it almost killed it.  If she wants to go country, she will essentially be starting from scratch, as she has no identity within country music, and chances are the public will not follow her there.  The label is trying to avoid it for good reasons.

Who knows why anyone does things?  Major labels are great for international distribution, but sucky at almost every other aspect you can possibly think of.

If she really wants to be free, she should settle up with WB and start fresh, independently.

Again, she is where millions of talented people will never be.  I do not feel bad for her.  I'd dig her so much more if she would just shut up and played the hand she was dealt like Nessa has.


Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 09:19:56 am
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Look at what going country did for Jewel's career; it almost killed it. If she wants to go country, she will essentially be starting from scratch, as she has no identity within country music, and chances are the public will not follow her there. The label is trying to avoid it for good reasons.


  Sure, the label has good reasons to keep her from going in this direction, but all they care about is profit margains.  Michelle is maturing as a musician and she should let herself grow in whatever direction feels most natural to her.  Michelle is one of the few artists of this generation who is about the music first-most and fore-most.  This is one of the few things she actually does have in common with Vanessa.  Implying that Michelle should just go through the motions and churn out the same old homogenized songs year after year is blasphemy according to pop culture religion.  If Michelle loses a bunch of fans because of her new sound, then so be it.  Remember what she said in her post-  she'ed rather be playing her guitar in a coffee house and folding clothes at the gap than be a superstar but have to compramise her integrity and music because of Maverick. The difference between Vanessa and Michelle is that Vanessa has been lucky enough to make her albums the way she invisions them.  Right now, that freedom is being taken away from Michelle.  If Vanessa's label tried to force her into making music she didn't want to make, I'm sure she would be just as upset as Michelle, because, like Michelle she's about the music, not the fame.

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If she really wants to be free, she should settle up with WB and start fresh, independently.


  Michelle only wishes it were that easy.  Maverick is in crisis mode financially, and Michelle is one of the few artists they have that has the potential to make a lot of money for them so they aren't letting her go anywhere.  Michelle has, however, unsuccessfully attempted to sue her way off of Maverick multiple times.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 09:38:07 am
I don't know why so many people here seem to be more worried about Michelle losing fans and/or popularity than the fact that she isn't being given the right to grow as an artist.  

  I appreciate the fact that many of you are fans of Michelle's original sound and you're disappointed that she may be deviating from that, but, in all fairness, her first three records were just diary confessional, bubble-gum pop albums.  I love those albums too, but, when you get right down to it, bubble-gum acts grow on trees.  There will always be a sufficient amount of that around.  If Michelle thinks she's ready to move on to something else, I for one would like to hear what she's got to offer.  If that means she loses some fair-weather fans and some chart recognition, I don't care.  Popularity and chart success doesn't mean squat.  Anyone who thinks otherwise is going to have to explain to me how Ashlee Simpson hit  8O number one with her very first album, 8O  but none of folk-rock icon Joni Mitchell's albums ever so much as broke the top ten.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 08, 2006, 09:55:00 am
I interviewed Saul Williams the other day...he's like THE artist of our generation. A complete genius. The quote that stood out was "The only thing critical acclaim means is that you can't sell records."


Yeah, I just thought I should shove that in here.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 08, 2006, 10:26:09 am
Listen, just to clarify something, I've actually heard SSLP. Parts of it anyway. It ain't country, my friends. Not what you'd expect to hear on a country record anyway. I know they are going to do a crossover type thing w/ the record. The song that comes closest to country is "My Oh My." I think the record is more folk/rock.

Also Michelle is not "going country." She's doing this side project with Jess and then Jess is doing a solo country record and my guess is that Michelle will go back to making pop/rock records, but who knows.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 10:44:08 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Listen, just to clarify something, I've actually heard SSLP. Parts of it anyway. It ain't country, my friends. Not what you'd expect to hear on a country record anyway. I know they are going to do a crossover type thing w/ the record. The song that comes closest to country is "My Oh My." I think the record is more folk/rock.

Also Michelle is not "going country." She's doing this side project with Jess and then Jess is doing a solo country record and my guess is that Michelle will go back to making pop/rock records, but who knows.


I saw The Wreckers in Chicago, and if that's how the album is going to sound, then I agree that the countryness of it is mild at most.  I didn't mean to sound like Michelle was turning into Bill Monroe, but I guess I did overuse the word "country."  It just hits a nerve with me when I hear people complaining about her developing as an artist simply because she will lose popularity.

  Doesn't anyone care about the integrity of the music anymore, or is everyone content to adhere to whatever MTV and the radio gives the most spins to?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 11:01:20 am
Quote from: "missbehavior"
I interviewed Saul Williams the other day...he's like THE artist of our generation. A complete genius. The quote that stood out was "The only thing critical acclaim means is that you can't sell records."


Yeah, I just thought I should shove that in here.


I can't say I totally disagree with Saul Williams's statement, but I will say that a legitimate musican should care more about making quality music (or, at least whatever music feels true to them) rather than making marketable music.

If one cares more about selling music than being true to themselves, then they aren't artists, they're businessmen.  And, if they let their thirst for popularity compramise their music, then they aren't professional musicians, they are nothing more than professional celebrities.

Neither critic acclaim nor sales numbers mean anything.  Harmonium didn't have either and that album was great.  Britney Spears's Oops I Did It Again had both, and that album isn't even in Harmonium's league.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 08, 2006, 12:39:09 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Listen, just to clarify something, I've actually heard SSLP. Parts of it anyway. It ain't country, my friends. Not what you'd expect to hear on a country record anyway. I know they are going to do a crossover type thing w/ the record. The song that comes closest to country is "My Oh My." I think the record is more folk/rock.

Also Michelle is not "going country." She's doing this side project with Jess and then Jess is doing a solo country record and my guess is that Michelle will go back to making pop/rock records, but who knows.


I saw The Wreckers in Chicago, and if that's how the album is going to sound, then I agree that the countryness of it is mild at most.  I didn't mean to sound like Michelle was turning into Bill Monroe, but I guess I did overuse the word "country."  It just hits a nerve with me when I hear people complaining about her developing as an artist simply because she will lose popularity.

  Doesn't anyone care about the integrity of the music anymore, or is everyone content to adhere to whatever MTV and the radio gives the most spins to?


Sorry, I should have said I was responding to Dan(nosticker) and not really yours. Also I was in Chicago too :) Such a great show. I have photos of it up somewhere. We were in the vip balcony seating up above the stage.

I care about the integrity of music. I don't give a shit about the radio or MTV.

ps: I'm a huge fan of Ani Difranco too.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 08, 2006, 12:41:31 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

If one cares more about selling music than being true to themselves, then they aren't artists, they're businessmen.  


Amen brother :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 01:03:52 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

If one cares more about selling music than being true to themselves, then they aren't artists, they're businessmen.  


Amen brother :)


I'm glad to see someone recognizes the distinction.   :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 01:27:33 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"

I was in Chicago too :) Such a great show. I have photos of it up somewhere. We were in the vip balcony seating up above the stage.

I care about the integrity of music. I don't give a shit about the radio or MTV.

ps: I'm a huge fan of Ani Difranco too.


I didn't care for the opening acts in Chicago, but I loved The Wreckers's set.  That was the first time I had the opportunity to see Jessica, and I thought she was great.

The only thing that sucked about that night was the nasty storm.  It was like 70 degrees (in March!) during the day, so everyone was dressed for warm weather.  Then, the temperature dropped 30 degrees and that huge hail/wind storm hit.  We were waiting outside in line with no shelter, freezing to death and getting soaked and pelted with hail for close to two hours.  I imagine you didn't have to be in that crappy line if you were in the vip balcony.  I was dying, but at least I had pants and a long sleeve shirt on.  I saw quite a few little girls with nothing but a tank top and skirt on. Some of them were crying; I felt bad for them.  

After The Wreckers came on and played as well as they did, that made it all worth while for me.  I read that Michelle and Jess were kind of sick and I was afraid it might hinder their performance, but I didn't detect any let down.

I hope SSLP keeps the same sound that they had in Chicago regarding the guitar solos and what-not.  I have my doubts though.  Michelle's songs are better and more intricate live than on her albums.  Even though this isn't a solo Michelle album, I have a feeling the music is still going to get watered down in the studio, but I hope not.

(Keeps fingers crossed)   :)

ps:  "Napolean" and "The Million You Never Made" are my favs!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 08, 2006, 02:00:04 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"

I was in Chicago too :) Such a great show. I have photos of it up somewhere. We were in the vip balcony seating up above the stage.

I care about the integrity of music. I don't give a shit about the radio or MTV.

ps: I'm a huge fan of Ani Difranco too.


I didn't care for the opening acts in Chicago, but I loved The Wreckers's set.  That was the first time I had the opportunity to see Jessica, and I thought she was great.

The only thing that sucked about that night was the nasty storm.  It was like 70 degrees (in March!) during the day, so everyone was dressed for warm weather.  Then, the temperature dropped 30 degrees and that huge hail/wind storm hit.  We were waiting outside in line with no shelter, freezing to death and getting soaked and pelted with hail for close to two hours.  I imagine you didn't have to be in that crappy line if you were in the vip balcony.  I was dying, but at least I had pants and a long sleeve shirt on.  I saw quite a few little girls with nothing but a tank top and skirt on. Some of them were crying; I felt bad for them.  

After The Wreckers came on and played as well as they did, that made it all worth while for me.  I read that Michelle and Jess were kind of sick and I was afraid it might hinder their performance, but I didn't detect any let down.

ps:  "Napolean" and "The Million You Never Made" are my favs!


Oh I didn't even hear the opening acts because we were backstage hanging out. I can't stand Bethany Letz's music, though, so I'm glad I wasn't there for it. I found the whole OTH thing highly annoying, but I was glad I went. And we avoided the line because we were inside already hanging out, yes ;) From our hotel (HOB Hotel) we were looking down at the girls who were first in line (and in skanky outfits waiting for Tyler haha) and making fun of them. I have photos of them somewhere too. I do feel bad everyone got so drenched, though, and the HOB employees were really rude, apparently.  And yes, they were both sick, and I was impressed by their show.

I love those two songs too. Ani D has to be one of the best live acts ever. I saw her in 1997 (think that was the last time) and was so blown away. Unfortunately I just can't get into her new stuff much and the last album that I was totally enamored with was Dilate. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 08, 2006, 03:08:07 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"


Oh I didn't even hear the opening acts because we were backstage hanging out. I can't stand Bethany Letz's music, though, so I'm glad I wasn't there for it. I found the whole OTH thing highly annoying, but I was glad I went. And we avoided the line because we were inside already hanging out, yes ;) From our hotel (HOB Hotel) we were looking down at the girls who were first in line (and in skanky outfits waiting for Tyler haha) and making fun of them. I have photos of them somewhere too. I do feel bad everyone got so drenched, though, and the HOB employees were really rude, apparently.  And yes, they were both sick, and I was impressed by their show.

I love those two songs too. Ani D has to be one of the best live acts ever. I saw her in 1997 (think that was the last time) and was so blown away. Unfortunately I just can't get into her new stuff much and the last album that I was totally enamored with was Dilate. :)


I'm jealous of your connections!  I love your website, by the way.  That's where I got my first hear of what Jess sounded like when she wasn't just singing back-up on some Oxygen Custom Concert or whatever.  As much as I love the honesty and simplicity of Michelle's lyrics, I have to admit that Jess is a better songwriter.  I can't wait for her next record.

I think I still prefer Michelle though.  There's something about her voice that makes me feel like Elaine's boyfriend when he listens to "Desparado" (Seinfeld reference, sorry if you don't watch).  I guess it's stupid to compare the two though; I like them both.  I'm so glad they did this collaboration.

My favorite Ani disc is Dilate too!  :)   I just read somewhere that she has to take a year off of touring because of carple tunnel.  The way she plucks at that guitar, that was bound to happen eventually.

I wish Michelle could get off of Maverick and make her own label like Ani so she could have that same creative freedom in which Ani revels.  Based on her sediments in that post on The Wreckers MB, it sounds like that's what she wants more than anything else: to carve her own little niche with her own little set of loyal supporters, and most of all, freedom from "the man"   :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 09, 2006, 03:04:14 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

Oxygen Custom Concert


That show was so bogus.

And I would know...I was there.

Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad concert at all...in fact it was fantastic.  But the way they ran it and the fact that they made Michelle play for like 4 hours solid just to get the "right" takes was lame.

And other stuff too that I don't want to get into because I'm at work and I get angry when talking about that show. :P:P:P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 09, 2006, 03:25:01 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

Oxygen Custom Concert


 the fact that they made Michelle play for like 4 hours solid just to get the "right" takes was lame.


 8O 4 HOURS??!  8O

That's a really long time.  Do you mean she sang the same songs over and over again for four straight hours so they could get multiple camera angles on each song, or what?  If that is the case, it must of gotten really annoying hearing the same songs over and over again.

Although, my favorite versions of "Empty Handed," "Are You Happy Now?," and "All You Wanted" all came from an audio download of that concert, so I guess it wouldn't have been that bad.  I could listen to those songs over and over again.  I'm surprised Michelle and the band could keep up their energy for that long...but, I guess they are professionals.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on January 10, 2006, 02:19:39 pm
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

Oxygen Custom Concert


That show was so bogus.

And I would know...I was there.

Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad concert at all...in fact it was fantastic.  But the way they ran it and the fact that they made Michelle play for like 4 hours solid just to get the "right" takes was lame.

And other stuff too that I don't want to get into because I'm at work and I get angry when talking about that show. :P:P:P


Wow....sounds like a death sentence....welcome to the world of TV.  And I'll bet you a week's pay that ultimately, they had more to edit in post-production, not less.  You would be surprised at the moronic decisions made in this industry.  Or maybe not! :lol:
I've known producers that made changes just to make changes, and other "dog and pony show" things.  You know that saying? "If you can't impress them with facts, dazzle them with bullshit".

Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 12, 2006, 03:36:34 am
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"


I hope SSLP keeps the same sound that they had in Chicago regarding the guitar solos and what-not.  I have my doubts though.  Michelle's songs are better and more intricate live than on her albums.  Even though this isn't a solo Michelle album, I have a feeling the music is still going to get watered down in the studio, but I hope not.

(Keeps fingers crossed)   :)


Me too! You've heard the studio clips though, right? I think they sound pretty good, especially Old Dirt Road
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: tricia on January 12, 2006, 10:55:22 am
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Quote from: "tricia"
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"

Oxygen Custom Concert


 the fact that they made Michelle play for like 4 hours solid just to get the "right" takes was lame.


 8O 4 HOURS??!  8O

That's a really long time.  Do you mean she sang the same songs over and over again for four straight hours so they could get multiple camera angles on each song, or what?  If that is the case, it must of gotten really annoying hearing the same songs over and over again.

Although, my favorite versions of "Empty Handed," "Are You Happy Now?," and "All You Wanted" all came from an audio download of that concert, so I guess it wouldn't have been that bad.  I could listen to those songs over and over again.  I'm surprised Michelle and the band could keep up their energy for that long...but, I guess they are professionals.


Yep...she sang over and over to get the takes right and a couple of times they made her lip synch if the audio was good enough but they wanted better shots.

Towards the end, even the most diehard of us (myself included) where sitting on the edges of the floor wishing they would let us leave...but they wouldn't!

I'd still do it again though...it was definitely a one of a kind experience.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 12, 2006, 11:05:52 am
Quote from: "milla"

Me too! You've heard the studio clips though, right? I think they sound pretty good, especially Old Dirt Road



The studio clips sounded good, but that was when they were just working on the songs.  What I'm always afraid of is that some studio-head listens to what The Wreckers put together and then demands that the songs become more pop or radio-friendly or whatever.  Judging by the way Michelle lashed out at Maverick on TWMB, I'm afraid they might have had to do some compramising with their songs, but I hope not.

The Wreckers sounded so great live because they sounded like a band.  It wasn't just the Jess and Michelle show the whole time.  I REALLY hope that sound was replicated for the final studio versions.  Especially "Tennessee" and "My Oh My."
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 12, 2006, 03:08:42 pm
You know, even if they have to do a bit of compromising it can still be a great record.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 12, 2006, 04:15:03 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
You know, even if they have to do a bit of compromising it can still be a great record.


I know a lot of people like the over-produced, homoganized sound, but I can't stand it.  :evil:

I want SSLP to sound exactly the way Jess and Michelle desire.  

If the album comes out and their songs are super-radio friendly and they all sound as if they could be on any old Hilary Duff or Kelly Clarkson album, I'm going to be disappointed.  

The same thing happened with Michelle's solo albums.  They sound just like everything else on the radio (ohter than Michelle's voice).  But, when you see her live where she gives the band more freedom to do their own thing and she plays off of them and they play off of her; it's spectacular.  :D  

Now that I have good-fidelity live versions of all her songs, I don't even listen to any of her album cuts anymore (except Broken Bracelet 'cause they are mainly acoustic).  The album tracks sound so bland compared to Michelle live.  

I just don't want that same thing happening to The Wreckers.  But that's just my taste; everybody's different. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 12, 2006, 05:40:05 pm
I don't care for overproduction. That's not what I was getting at.
What I mean is that it would be difficult to make Michelle's music suck. Or Jess's. Frankly I'd rather get an overproduced record than none at all... I'm probably the only one, but seriously, we've been waiting so long.
If they don't get absolute control I'm sure it'll still be great, after all, it's still Michelle and Jess.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 12, 2006, 07:13:02 pm
I promise you their record is not overproduced...at least what I've heard anyway.

I really almost cried when I heard the new version of "lay me down" (verses the Michelle demo that everyone orgasms over)... it's so beautiful and I don't almost cry over many songs :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: LimeTwister on January 12, 2006, 08:29:59 pm
uh, ignore this post.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: I gotta wear shades on January 12, 2006, 09:27:25 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
I promise you their record is not overproduced...at least what I've heard anyway.

I really almost cried when I heard the new version of "lay me down" (verses the Michelle demo that everyone orgasms over)... it's so beautiful and I don't almost cry over many songs :D


They must not realize that Shanks is not involved with this album.

So Weiser, if LAY ME DOWN is so good how come Jessica promises that it won't be a single?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 13, 2006, 06:04:41 am
Shades if I knew where you lived I'd show up at your door and strangle you.
GET OVER IT.

Weiser: That's wonderful to hear :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 13, 2006, 07:43:51 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I don't care for overproduction. That's not what I was getting at.
What I mean is that it would be difficult to make Michelle's music suck. Or Jess's. Frankly I'd rather get an overproduced record than none at all... I'm probably the only one, but seriously, we've been waiting so long.
If they don't get absolute control I'm sure it'll still be great, after all, it's still Michelle and Jess.


I think the production of preface ruined it, i love all those songs in their acoustic form but i really can't get into preface..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 13, 2006, 09:06:15 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
I promise you their record is not overproduced...at least what I've heard anyway.

I really almost cried when I heard the new version of "lay me down" (verses the Michelle demo that everyone orgasms over)... it's so beautiful and I don't almost cry over many songs :D


Thanks, hearing you say that makes me feel TONS better.

I'm really looking forward to hearing that "Lay Me Down" version.  When they played the acoustic version of the song in Chicago, I remember thinking that it sounded WAY better slowed down than rocked out.  So much more emotion is conveyed.  The Michelle versions is really catchy and I like it, but I'd much rather have a beautiful/powerful song than a catchy single for the local pop station.  Having a couple of songs to tap your foot to on an album is great, but an entire record of that is boring.  Give me 8 or 9 songs that you can get into with all your senses and a couple of "fun" songs to bop your head to and I'm a happy man. :wink:

What bugs me is how so many people seem to desire that their favorite musicians be super-popular.  As long as they're selling enough albums to keep making more, who cares?

I've noticed a lot of Vanessa fans acting this way on these boards.  Many people are getting all excited about Linda Perry producing Vanessa's next album with the hope that it will sell like her first one because of Perry's dexterity for making hits.  Don't get me wrong, if Vanessa makes another Harmonium only it sells, I'll be happy as hell.  But, if she's focusing more on making a hit than creating the beautiful music I know she's capable of, I have a feeling I'm going to be disappointed.

Fortunately, from what I've been able to pick up regarding her character, I highly doubt Vanessa has sold out, and I'm looking forward to what she and Perry put together.

And now your reassuring words have peaked my anticipation for SSLP.
Thanks! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 13, 2006, 09:33:48 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I don't care for overproduction. That's not what I was getting at.
What I mean is that it would be difficult to make Michelle's music suck. Or Jess's. Frankly I'd rather get an overproduced record than none at all... I'm probably the only one, but seriously, we've been waiting so long.
If they don't get absolute control I'm sure it'll still be great, after all, it's still Michelle and Jess.


I agree to a certain extent.  A lesser Michelle or Jess album is better than no album at all, however, this is a special case.  Michelle is taking a stand right now.  It took a lot of courage to go off on her own label like that, even if it was done spontaneously or in the heat of the moment.  I cannot put into words how much admiration and support I feel for Michelle regarding this topic.  Young female artists are constantly being exploited.  Record execs realize they can move more albums and merchandise by putting together a bunch of shallow radio hits and selling an image than by allowing these girls the freedom to be true artists.

I hope fans like you realize what Michelle was talking about in her post and, eventually, you decide to get behind her and not give up and demand any kind of album, even if it isn't the one Michelle wants you to hear.  

And, I'm not talking about SSLP (which, based on Weiser's comments sounds like it's gonna be great).  I'm talking about Michelle's future projects.  Remember what she said, she isn't having any fun any more and she's only written two songs in the past year.

I know your just being a fan when you say that any Michelle album would be good enough for you, and any album is better than none.  But, conversely, if Maverick forces Michelle to adhere to their idea of what her image should be and they force her to make the kind of music they think will sell better regardless of her desires as an artist, then I'm afraid Michelle is just gonna say f-it and then you WON'T have ANY Michelle albums. :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 13, 2006, 10:26:35 am
I think people desire more fame for their favorite artists because fame ensures more longevity.
My favorite musicians are Third Eye Blind and Vanessa, both of which are in sticky situations involving labels and their previous records flopped. I don't particularly want everyone freaking out about either, because then they're not my little secret anymore, but I know that if they put out commericially successful albums again it would give me a bit more certainty that I would hear more music from them.
Does that make any sense?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 13, 2006, 11:13:52 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I think people desire more fame for their favorite artists because fame ensures more longevity.
My favorite musicians are Third Eye Blind and Vanessa, both of which are in sticky situations involving labels and their previous records flopped. I don't particularly want everyone freaking out about either, because then they're not my little secret anymore, but I know that if they put out commericially successful albums again it would give me a bit more certainty that I would hear more music from them.
Does that make any sense?


I understand what you are saying, but I'm going to have to politely disagree.  Vanessa and TEB sell enough records to keep making more and enjoy long careers.  Also, I think that too much popularity can actually hurt longevity nowadays.  Never have the big labels been so willing to make and break artists in a flavor-of-the-week manner than today.  The problem is that some of the people they do this to are legitamate artists and don't deserve it (Vanessa).

I look at what is happening with Michelle to back up what I'm trying to say.  Michelle's last album debuted at #2 on the charts and went multi-platinum, but it sounds like she's frustrated and miserable and isn't sure whether she can keep making music if things don't change.  Even though she's super famous and her albums sell like crazy, there's a chance she'll retire after SSLP.  I know it's only a very, very slight chance, but that is what "success" has brought her to.  It seems to me that success has hindered her goal of longevity.  Then you look at somebody like Ani Difranco who is famous, but not like Michelle or Vanessa, and she has all kinds of albums and has the opportunity to stay around as long as she pleases without any headaches at all.

Vanessa is my favorite artist too, and I don't care whether she just has a strong cult following like Ani Difranco, or she has eleventy-skajillion-billion fans, but I think her music will be better and her future will be brighter if she remains at or around the level of popularity she has now.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 13, 2006, 03:05:48 pm
Neither artists' last album even went GOLD.
That's NOT selling a lot of records.
Third Eye Blind fans are terrified of the band dissolving because there is no longer much of a demand for their music.
If SSLP flops and she retires, I think she can only blame herself... For making a record she knew her label wouldn't like. I understand this whole situation, but I think that's it in a nutshell. Yeah she should have more freedom to make the record she wants without the label being mad, but regardless that's not what went down, and it was her choice. Don't jump down my throat about it, either. It's just my opinion I'm not dissing anyone here.
It sucks that she's miserable, but I think at least she's making a record she's proud of; at least she HAS a record that we know about FOR SURE... It's hardly the same as Third Eye Blind.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 13, 2006, 04:29:24 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
Neither artists' last album even went GOLD.
That's NOT selling a lot of records.
Third Eye Blind fans are terrified of the band dissolving because there is no longer much of a demand for their music.
If SSLP flops and she retires, I think she can only blame herself... For making a record she knew her label wouldn't like. I understand this whole situation, but I think that's it in a nutshell. Yeah she should have more freedom to make the record she wants without the label being mad, but regardless that's not what went down, and it was her choice. Don't jump down my throat about it, either. It's just my opinion I'm not dissing anyone here.
It sucks that she's miserable, but I think at least she's making a record she's proud of; at least she HAS a record that we know about FOR SURE... It's hardly the same as Third Eye Blind.


 8O Whoa.  I must have come off sounding more strongly than I meant to or something.  I didn't mean to start a fight, and I definately wasn't attempting to jump down your throat.  I don't even know if that is physically possible.  I'm kinda short, but...gee.

  Ani Difranco started up her own label when she was eighteen with nothing more that 50 bucks and a guitar.  And that was before she had any name recognition at all.  I would hope if all the members of TEB put their heads together, they could figure something out.

As far as Michelle goes, I guess we just see it way differently.  I don't think she can be blamed for the way the industry treats her.  It seems that, to her, adhering only to what her label tells her to do despite it contradicting her own desires as a musician isn't worth it.  She wouldn't be an artist making her music, she would be just another industry whore.  And simply making money isn't what she's about, she's not Sean Combs.  Any subsequent records she put out she wouldn't feel were hers.  It would be the same as if she wasn't making any music at all.

Let me try this, what if TEB's label told them they would market the shit out of their next album and guarantee its success if they followed all these stupid rules and guidelines?  First off, if TEB has any integrity, they would tell their label to f-off.  But lets just say they agree for some reason.  The ensuing record would end up sounding nothing like it would have if they made it the way they wanted, so could it really be considered a true TEB album, or would it just be some crap they did because they sold out and they are really upset over how it turned out?

Would you, as a fan not care?  To me, that album would be just as useless as another year of nothing and I would be pulling for them to get off of their label and start their own so I could hear some real TEB music.  What do I care whether they are on the radio or MTV or whatever so long as they still have albums coming out and they're still touring?  That's how I feel about Michelle.

I hope this didn't just piss you off more, but it's in my nature to understand how/why people think the way they think, and I'm having some difficulty getting my head around your perspective.  I'm really not trying to be mean, and I'm sorry if I'm offending you somehow. :puppydog:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 13, 2006, 05:58:59 pm
y'all write too much
the only descrpition i've been told from people that have heard the full album is that it's just "okay"
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 13, 2006, 10:42:04 pm
lol at least (s)he? gets his/her point across... you're so cryptic :lol:

abbottandcostello, I wasn't implying that you'd already jumped down my throat. I was asking that you didn't in the future for the comments I was making in that particular post. lol this makes no sense.
Anyways, I agree with a couple of your points, disagree with a couple... I seem to have a different opinion on Michelle than a lot of her fans. I respect her and think she's talented but I'm not going to behave like she's a goddess. I think Michelle would appreciate being treated like a regular person.
I disagree with many of her choices in the last year or two. But she is just a person who's going to make mistakes so I'm not going to freak out about it. I am and will remain a tad skeptical about SSLP and the whole Wreckers project until the album comes out and is a success, in which case I'll say, Sorry I doubted you, Meech, I never should have. If it flops I'll just shake my head. But I am looking forward to hearing it. I wasn't lucky enough to catch an OTH date.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 14, 2006, 11:39:50 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
lol at least (s)he? gets his/her point across... you're so cryptic :lol:


Anyways, I agree with a couple of your points, disagree with a couple... I seem to have a different opinion on Michelle than a lot of her fans. I respect her and think she's talented but I'm not going to behave like she's a goddess. I think Michelle would appreciate being treated like a regular person.
I disagree with many of her choices in the last year or two. But she is just a person who's going to make mistakes so I'm not going to freak out about it. I am and will remain a tad skeptical about SSLP and the whole Wreckers project until the album comes out and is a success, in which case I'll say, Sorry I doubted you, Meech, I never should have. If it flops I'll just shake my head. But I am looking forward to hearing it. I wasn't lucky enough to catch an OTH date.


Fair enough. :lol:

I don't think I'm treating Michelle like a goddess.  The reason I'm backing her so strongly isn't because I have a huge crush on her or whatever, it's because, contrary to you, I REALLY agree with all of her recent decisions, that's all.

I think where I was getting crossed up with your thoughts derives from our very different definitions of the word "success" as it relates to the music industry.  To me, a success is a record that sounds good.  It doesn't have anything to do with sales or critics.  To me, Harmonium was a great success.  Something tells me you would say that Harmonium was a great album, and you loved it, but it wasn't a success because of its terrible sales numbers and luke warm reviews.

What I also understand now is that, while we both want longevity for our favorite artists more than anything else, we have different ideas of how they go about attaining it.  To me, if Michelle or whoever is just making music for her label and not for her, then its the same as if she's not doing anything at all because it isn't truly her music.   For me, longevity can only be accomplished if an artist continues to make music that comes from them without any (or very little) compramise.  That's why I'm more worried about Michelle's longevity being up in the air because her fame has caused her such problems that she's all but stopped being able to write, as opposed to Vanessa who may have had a flop, but she still has the ambition to write and play music.  In my opinion, she already has a big enough name so that she will find distribution for her music somewhere, even if no big labels will have her.

And, to be honest, I think Michelle's post is getting blown out of proportion a little.  She was really angry and let off some steam on TWMB.  I highly doubt she will just retire and be a mom.  From what I've read, she has too much drive to just do that.  But I do think she'd rather be low profile because she's got a child to care for now, and I've got no problem with that.

sorry for the long posts MissBehavior, but I'm a writer.  This is me keeping it short. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 14, 2006, 04:37:03 pm
I didn't say you were treating her like a goddess. I never said ANYTHING about you. A lot of artists' fans treat them like that. Those were the people I was talking about.
And I do consider "success" in the music industry to be selling a lot of albums. You wouldn't consider someone to be successful in a business if they made decisions that made them happy but did nothing for the company, would you?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 15, 2006, 10:46:39 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
I didn't say you were treating her like a goddess. I never said ANYTHING about you. A lot of artists' fans treat them like that. Those were the people I was talking about.
And I do consider "success" in the music industry to be selling a lot of albums. You wouldn't consider someone to be successful in a business if they made decisions that made them happy but did nothing for the company, would you?


Sorry, I didn't mean to put words in your mouth, I just misinterpreted you.

As far as your question about whether I would consider a legitimate artist a success even it they only had a small niche in the market and couldn't even stick with a big label- quite frankly, YES.  Some musicians merely make music to make money, but others (like Vanessa or Michelle, I believe) make music because they are naturally artistic and they want to share their ability to convey emotion with the world.  They, as individuals, have nothing to do with the business side of things.  Or at least they shouldn't in my opinion.

Hlary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, etc. are business successes.  But those props go to their labels and managers, not them.  They are relatively talentless, (sorry to Clarkson fans, but all she has is a nice voice and that alone doesn't seperate her from thousands of other people in the world) but they are highly marketable.

Someone like Vanessa Carlton, however, no matter what kind of sales numbers she has is a success because she is talented.

When I'm on a MB for a musician, I assume when people say "success," they mean it in terms of quality of music, not sales numbers.  If I was on a BMG MB, if one exists, I would assume people were thinking in terms of dollars and cents because that is a company and that is their job.

It isn't an artist's job to make money, it's their job to create art; therefore they are a success if they make quality art.  Sales numbers have nothing to do with whether they are a success in my mind.  Sometimes the artist's goal and the label's goal have contradictions and that is when you get situations like Michelle Branch's.

I realize my way of thinking is going to put me in the minority in a medium like this, but I like to understand the other point of view too.  It helps make me a more well rounded person. (I hope)  :)

Thanks for hearing me out and offering your own opinions.  Even though I still don't understand what making money has to do with the art of creating music, you've helped me to better understand how the majority comes to this conclusion at least.

Thanks! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: I gotta wear shades on January 15, 2006, 09:41:57 pm
Quote from: "I gotta wear shades"


They must not realize that Shanks is not involved with this album.



My bad.... I guess he is involved in some capacity (one song?)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on January 17, 2006, 12:49:20 am
Are people saying that Shanks over-produces?  That's the impression I get, and I don't agree.  I do think that a lot of what he has done is interchangeable.  Alanis' last album sounds like a Meech album with Alanis singing.  However, I heard a track he produced for Melissa Etheridge(he was her guitarist at one point), and I was surprised at how restrained everything sounded, including the vocal.

I doubt that he would have had nothing to do with the album.  He is one of the hottest producers working, and I'm sure WB insisted on his involvement.

Man, after all this, I hope this new album is worth it!


Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 17, 2006, 05:14:41 pm
Quote from: "nosticker"
Are people saying that Shanks over-produces?  That's the impression I get, and I don't agree.  I do think that a lot of what he has done is interchangeable.  Alanis' last album sounds like a Meech album with Alanis singing.  However, I heard a track he produced for Melissa Etheridge(he was her guitarist at one point), and I was surprised at how restrained everything sounded, including the vocal.

I doubt that he would have had nothing to do with the album.  He is one of the hottest producers working, and I'm sure WB insisted on his involvement.

Man, after all this, I hope this new album is worth it!


Dan/NS



I, for one, don't have anything against Shanks personally, I just prefer Michelle's songs when they sound the way she wants them to as opposed to the way they can be best marketed.  For example, I think the slow acoustic version of "All You Wanted" that Michelle seems to prefer is much, much better than that peppy pop/rock thing on TSR.

Shanks is good at what he does, I just think Michelle's (and I think The Wreckers will fall into this category too, because they were great live) songs sound more emotional and powerful when she performs them live (her way) than when a producer makes them more homoganized or 'radio friendly.'

That's why I hope the girls were more involved in the production on SSLP and no big 'hit makers' got their hands on the songs.  But that's just me.

Judging by what Weiser said about "Lay Me Down," I don't think there was any 'overproduction' going on even if Shanks was involved.  I'm sure he's just as capable of making their vision come to life as he is of turning all their songs into radio hits.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 17, 2006, 06:51:40 pm
Shanks didn't produce "lay me down," John Levanthal did. Shades is right in saying that Shanks was not involved in the album, with the exception of one song, I think. The album has a totally different feel/sound than anything you've ever heard Michelle do. This is a good thing. No Shanks=good for this project.

I think Shanks has a very distinct style and it's easy to tell which songs he produced when you hear them on the radio. Without even knowing who produced an album I can tell if Shanks, The Matrix, [insert current popular producers] produced it when I hear a song on the radio :) I do think some of his stuff is overproduced, but it's a style that works for top 40 radio.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nosticker on January 17, 2006, 07:06:01 pm
Sorry to get O/T, but when are we getting another Jessica Weiser CD?





Dan/NS
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 17, 2006, 07:11:53 pm
Quote from: "nosticker"
Sorry to get O/T, but when are we getting another Jessica Weiser CD?





Dan/NS


Never  :lol:

I don't know :( I have had a lot of shit happen in the last year... you would think that would inspire me to write, eh? It has really done the opposite. I'm really concentrating on photography right now and my job is insane busy and I don't have a lot of time for music these days. But I'm convinced that the music will come when the time is right. That is how it has happened in the past anyway... Hope you are doing well Dan:)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 18, 2006, 08:55:36 am
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
The album has a totally different feel/sound than anything you've ever heard Michelle do.



What do you mean by this?  Do you mean it doesn't sound like Michelle's other albums or it doesn't sound like her at all?  :?

In Chicago, I didn't think they sounded too much different than how Michelle sounds solo.  Maybe more floksy and a little less rockin'.  But it seemed like a pretty natural progression based on her previous stuff to me.  

Then again, I'm so tone deaf I can't even tap my foot to "Happy Birthday," so what the hell do I know. :D

...I guess I do know one thing, I know that whatever they were doing, I really liked it.    :thumbsup:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: jessicaweiser on January 18, 2006, 12:46:57 pm
I mean style-wise it's different. It's not a big pop/rock record with big choruses and punchy vocals, etc. It's stripped down a bit and it's different. And M's voice sounds amazing on it...better than her other records, I think. I personally think it's because the way it was recorded... maybe less auto-tune like our friend John Shanks likes to use ;)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: missbehavior on January 18, 2006, 12:48:22 pm
Someone should tell them to fix this on their MySpace:
Thanks for visiting the official Myspace page of The Wreckers Please note that the girls does not mantain this account or read the messages sent to it.

It makes it look like a poorly made fan page :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 18, 2006, 01:48:50 pm
Quote from: "jessicaweiser"
I mean style-wise it's different. It's not a big pop/rock record with big choruses and punchy vocals, etc. It's stripped down a bit and it's different. And M's voice sounds amazing on it...better than her other records, I think. I personally think it's because the way it was recorded... maybe less auto-tune like our friend John Shanks likes to use ;)


 :mrgreen:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :mrgreen:

The more you say about this album the more excited I'm getting.  EVERYTHING you say up there is EXACTLY how I always wanted a Michelle record to sound like.  That, and the fact that Michelle AND Jess (who I think is a considerably better lyricist) are combining their talents makes me think this could be my favorite album ever (although it will be hard-pressed to knock Harmonium off that pedestal).

The girls should fire all of their PR people and hire you! :lol:

Then again, saying, "it's not a big pop/rock thing..." probably would hamper sales, not increase them.  Oh well, you sure as hell are good at selling the album to people who prefer substance over sensationalism like me. :D

I hope Michelle and Jess's next solo albums follow this trend!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 21, 2006, 08:29:15 am
Is anyone else starting to get annoyed by the color of Michelle's hair?  She and Jess just posted a video on their Myspace announcing the first single for SSLP and her hair is still dyed.  I didn't really care when she dyed it that blondish color origianally because I knew it wouldn't stay like that forever, but...

...I LOVE the long black hair!!!!!!!!!!!

 :x Lose the MF-ing dye job already.  :evil:



I WANT THE BLACK BACK! :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: I gotta wear shades on January 21, 2006, 03:30:25 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Is anyone else starting to get annoyed by the color of Michelle's hair?  She and Jess just posted a video on their Myspace announcing the first single for SSLP and her hair is still dyed.  I didn't really care when she dyed it that blondish color originally because I knew it wouldn't stay like that forever, but...

...I LOVE the long black hair!!!!!!!!!!!

 :x Lose the MF-ing dye job already.  :evil:



I WANT THE BLACK BACK! :cry:  :cry:  :cry:



Hmmmm....you seem to be contradicting yourself.  I thought you were all about  the music?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 22, 2006, 08:29:17 am
Quote from: "I gotta wear shades"
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Is anyone else starting to get annoyed by the color of Michelle's hair?  She and Jess just posted a video on their Myspace announcing the first single for SSLP and her hair is still dyed.  I didn't really care when she dyed it that blondish color originally because I knew it wouldn't stay like that forever, but...

...I LOVE the long black hair!!!!!!!!!!!

 :x Lose the MF-ing dye job already.  :evil:



I WANT THE BLACK BACK! :cry:  :cry:  :cry:



Hmmmm....you seem to be contradicting yourself.  I thought you were all about  the music?


 :lol:  :lol:

That doesn't mean I can't talk about pretty girls...does it?  Of the young, modern female pop acts, I only really enjoy the music of Vanessa and Michelle.  On the contrary, I think a bunch of them are hot.

In my post above I was purely talking about vanity.  If I was talking about music, what I think of her physically wouldn't matter.

Whether she has black hair, blonde hair, or she's straight up bald with an abnormal growth the size of a pineapple on the side of her head, I'm still going to buy her next album.

I've got an old pic of Avril Lavigne on my wall from when she was cute, but you won't find me on an Avril message board.  And I love Ani DiFranco's music, but she's nowhere to be found on my wall.  

I love music, but I am a guy too. :)   Michelle just happens to appeal to both the music fan in me, and the instinct to procreate with the most viable candidate.  :)

I hope this clears me of the hypocrite tag in your eyes.  Normally, I don't really care what others think, but I  :evil: hate :evil:  hypocritical people myself, so that's one trait that I'll put forth the effort to prove I don't possess.   :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on January 23, 2006, 07:09:28 am
Holy shit! :lol: I'm so glad you decided to join Nessaholics! :D This shit cracks me up for real!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 29, 2006, 04:05:02 pm
I wrote an opinion article for my campus newspaper and used Michelle's outburst on TWMB as a springboard. 8)

You can see it here: http://www.uwmleader.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/01/25/43d4fa43592c2
 :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on January 30, 2006, 02:54:39 am
can i politely point out a typo? last paragraph...'struggle public'
other than that it's well written  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 30, 2006, 08:21:35 am
Quote from: "bluebutterfly"
can i politely point out a typo? last paragraph...'struggle public'
other than that it's well written  :)


 :lol:

If that's the only typo you found, you don't have a very good eye.  The editor cut some stuff out because it ran a little too long and during his cutting and pasting process, the grammar got kinda messed up in a couple places.  Mostly in the second Avril paragraph.  :oops:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 30, 2006, 02:44:25 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
I wrote an opinion article for my campus newspaper and used Michelle's outburst on TWMB as a springboard. 8)

You can see it here: http://www.uwmleader.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/01/25/43d4fa43592c2
 :)


yay, way to bash avril lavigne! and what you say about michelle is very true, there are way to many of these poppy rock people who think they're 'being themselves' etc when it's so not just about the music yeah
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 30, 2006, 02:46:22 pm
Quote from: "bluebutterfly"
can i politely point out a typo? last paragraph...'struggle public'
other than that it's well written  :)


Some may suggest Branch is just whining in the wind, but perhaps making her struggle public will have an effect on the next crop of young female singer/songwriters.


how is that a typo? it makes sense to me...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: bluebutterfly on January 30, 2006, 04:33:33 pm
^ holy shit!  What time did i post that? I musta been sleepy...now im wide awake it doesnt look like a typo at all  :oops:  oopsies
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 31, 2006, 06:47:16 am
Quote from: "bluebutterfly"
^ holy shit!  What time did i post that? I musta been sleepy...now im wide awake it doesnt look like a typo at all  :oops:  oopsies


I noticed that after looking at the article again too!

What's the big idea!

You stupid meanie!
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on January 31, 2006, 06:57:51 am
Quote from: "milla"

yay, way to bash avril lavigne! and what you say about michelle is very true, there are way to many of these poppy rock people who think they're 'being themselves' etc when it's so not just about the music yeah


I'm not necessarily trying to "bash" Avril; I'm just telling it like it is.  I don't even mind Avril's music, but she does represent pretty much everything I despise about the music industry.  She's been blatantly used her entire career (and it's still going on now) and she thinks she's made every decision all by herself.  In a way, I kind of feel sorry for her because she has absolutely no clue what's being done to her.  Then again, ignorance is bliss.  

I feel more sorry for Michelle because she's much more intelligent and realizes exactly how she's being treated and it appears to have caused her quite a bit of distress and frustration.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on January 31, 2006, 08:25:19 am
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Quote from: "milla"

yay, way to bash avril lavigne! and what you say about michelle is very true, there are way to many of these poppy rock people who think they're 'being themselves' etc when it's so not just about the music yeah


I'm not necessarily trying to "bash" Avril; I'm just telling it like it is.  I don't even mind Avril's music, but she does represent pretty much everything I despise about the music industry.  She's been blatantly used her entire career (and it's still going on now) and she thinks she's made every decision all by herself.  In a way, I kind of feel sorry for her because she has absolutely no clue what's being done to her.  Then again, ignorance is bliss.  

I feel more sorry for Michelle because she's much more intelligent and realizes exactly how she's being treated and it appears to have caused her quite a bit of distress and frustration.


yeah well...way to bash avril lavigne.  8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on February 01, 2006, 11:59:00 am
muah ha, i like this: (http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/2637/avrilpuppet7tv.jpg)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on February 01, 2006, 01:50:22 pm
Quote from: "milla"
muah ha, i like this: (http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/2637/avrilpuppet7tv.jpg)


 :roflmao:

Where'd you get that?!  That's f-ing hilarious.  That would have been a perfect pic for my article.  Maybe that one and one of Michelle tearing away from the strings.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on February 11, 2006, 12:36:17 pm
sorry i never knew you replied to that *slow* it's from rocktoons.com i'll wager, i just found it on google though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ordinaryday6 on February 20, 2006, 12:55:27 am
so, for all you michelle/jessica harp fans, you probably know about the wreckers project, but i wanted to let you know that me and natalie and two other girls created a new wreckers message board, called The Wreckage (yeah.. some nessa connotation lol) but anyway, come, sign up! join!

www.the-wreckage.net

:)
Title: My favorite pics
Post by: zurielshimon on February 20, 2006, 06:35:54 am
I want to post links to my favorite Michelle pics!   :D

http://photos.lacoccinelle.net/15/00/201500.jpg
http://photos.lacoccinelle.net/15/01/201501.jpg
http://photos.lacoccinelle.net/15/02/201502.jpg
http://photos.lacoccinelle.net/15/03/201503.jpg
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These have to be some of the cutest I've ever seen!   :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: milla on February 20, 2006, 04:26:04 pm
i <3 her.


the-wreckage = best MB ever
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ordinaryday6 on February 22, 2006, 09:44:30 am
awww i'm so glad you like the boards milla!! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: on February 24, 2006, 01:19:42 pm
Quote from: "milla"
i <3 her.


the-wreckage = best MB ever


Yeah!  That MB kicks ass just like this one!  You girls in charge of it, don't let it get all fucked up with Michelle's shitty fans :roll:  like what happened on the official boards.  

You're doing a perfect job with that place so far!!!!!! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on February 24, 2006, 06:20:58 pm
Thanks, Max :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ordinaryday6 on February 27, 2006, 11:49:21 pm
Quote from: "abbottANDcostello"
Quote from: "milla"
i <3 her.


the-wreckage = best MB ever


Yeah!  That MB kicks ass just like this one!  You girls in charge of it, don't let it get all fucked up with Michelle's shitty fans :roll:  like what happened on the official boards.  

You're doing a perfect job with that place so far!!!!!! :D


thank you, we won't, and thank you! :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on July 02, 2006, 11:32:00 pm
michelle turns 23 today!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on July 03, 2006, 12:35:01 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
michelle turns 23 today!!!


Yay!!  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Imaginary Ocean on August 04, 2007, 12:58:42 am
And she's returning solo !
I love The Wreckers but.. SOLO AGAIN  :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 04, 2007, 08:47:30 am
Quote from: "Imaginary Ocean"
And she's returning solo !
I love The Wreckers but.. SOLO AGAIN  :D


Really?!?!  That's exciting!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: itsthefiveofus on August 04, 2007, 09:39:29 am
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Quote from: "Imaginary Ocean"
And she's returning solo !
I love The Wreckers but.. SOLO AGAIN  :D


Really?!?!  That's exciting!


thtas pretty awesome I have liked some of her work...not as much as V :)... but shes still pretty good. I can't wait to hear some of her work.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: All I Ask2003 on August 04, 2007, 11:12:20 am
i was just listening to hotel paper yesterday wondering, "is she done?"
i'm interested to hear what she's coming up with
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: itsthefiveofus on August 04, 2007, 11:26:01 am
mmhmm but if she comes out a bit after V does with her new album its just another few months of people going Oh look its Vanessa! (when its Michelle) or ohhh look its Michelle! (when its Vanessa)

or you never know people might get that there is a difference between the guitar and the piano...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Imaginary Ocean on August 05, 2007, 08:28:43 am
Yes, that's exciting. don't expect her new album for a nearly future.. but there will be a third album, which is great !
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: NoelleNC on August 07, 2007, 09:49:33 am
I used to like some Michelle Branch songs, and still really like an old concert version of Desperately that I had and Are You Happy Now?, but I took a new listen to Hotel Paper recently- and I just feel like she lacks depth and I don't find her to be a very talented lyricist. You know how we were picking out our favorite lines from Vanessa's songs? Well I think Michelle's songs tend to be a lot more full of fluff and cliche lines. I'm not sure about the Wreckers, I haven't listened to their album, but Leave the Pieces was no lyrical wonder. I mean, it was a cute and catchy tune- I'll give her that, but I don't feel like she has what it takes to last much longer... whereas I think V will be able to maintain an underground following for a long time.

PS- I really like Jessica Harp though. I was a big fan of hers since before she ever even met Michelle... because she was a Hanson fan and people had her website on their sigs years and years ago. Fun fact: Before Jessica ever met Michelle, she went to Hanson's hotel and performed for them in the lobby of the hotel and gave them a demo of her songs she'd written. =P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 07, 2007, 10:13:19 am
Quote from: "NoelleNC"
I used to like some Michelle Branch songs, and still really like an old concert version of Desperately that I had and Are You Happy Now?, but I took a new listen to Hotel Paper recently- and I just feel like she lacks depth and I don't find her to be a very talented lyricist. You know how we were picking out our favorite lines from Vanessa's songs? Well I think Michelle's songs tend to be a lot more full of fluff and cliche lines. I'm not sure about the Wreckers, I haven't listened to their album, but Leave the Pieces was no lyrical wonder. I mean, it was a cute and catchy tune- I'll give her that, but I don't feel like she has what it takes to last much longer... whereas I think V will be able to maintain an underground following for a long time.

PS- I really like Jessica Harp though. I was a big fan of hers since before she ever even met Michelle... because she was a Hanson fan and people had her website on their sigs years and years ago. Fun fact: Before Jessica ever met Michelle, she went to Hanson's hotel and performed for them in the lobby of the hotel and gave them a demo of her songs she'd written. =P


I've gotta say I agree with you about Michelle's lack of lyrical depth.  It has always bothered me a little.  But I still like her songs 'cause I'm a sucker for great melodies & she definitely knows how to write one!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on August 07, 2007, 12:49:06 pm
Harp is a better writer than Michelle, hands down. And a better vocalist... I'm really looking forward to both of their solo albums, though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: All I Ask2003 on August 07, 2007, 03:04:25 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
Quote from: "NoelleNC"
I used to like some Michelle Branch songs, and still really like an old concert version of Desperately that I had and Are You Happy Now?, but I took a new listen to Hotel Paper recently- and I just feel like she lacks depth and I don't find her to be a very talented lyricist. You know how we were picking out our favorite lines from Vanessa's songs? Well I think Michelle's songs tend to be a lot more full of fluff and cliche lines. I'm not sure about the Wreckers, I haven't listened to their album, but Leave the Pieces was no lyrical wonder. I mean, it was a cute and catchy tune- I'll give her that, but I don't feel like she has what it takes to last much longer... whereas I think V will be able to maintain an underground following for a long time.

PS- I really like Jessica Harp though. I was a big fan of hers since before she ever even met Michelle... because she was a Hanson fan and people had her website on their sigs years and years ago. Fun fact: Before Jessica ever met Michelle, she went to Hanson's hotel and performed for them in the lobby of the hotel and gave them a demo of her songs she'd written. =P


I've gotta say I agree with you about Michelle's lack of lyrical depth.  It has always bothered me a little.  But I still like her songs 'cause I'm a sucker for great melodies & she definitely knows how to write one!


I definitely agree.  I've thought that for quite awhile.  I think her writing may have gotten a little better on Hotel Paper, though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on August 07, 2007, 05:32:59 pm
Michelle Branch songs have always (for the most part - "Drop in the Ocean" and about half of Hotel Paper don't count) been as catchy as hell and well-produced. I don't really care if the lyrics are just "la la la" if the melody is fantastic.

But nice lyrics are always a plus. But not necessary.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: itsthefiveofus on August 07, 2007, 06:36:27 pm
mhmm I love her melodies in the songs sure there are some songs that really don't go that deep for lyrics but there are a few I like the growth in hotel paper. But I hope she comes out better and stronger when she comes back.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: NoelleNC on August 08, 2007, 06:55:24 pm
Yeah, I guess that's what I mean- she was very young and probably being tugged along by producers who just wanted that great hook and didn't really care whatever she was saying. But I think her staying power will end up depending on how she grows lyrically in the future. There are tons of songs with simple lyrics that are wonderful, but sometimes I find that Michelle's lyrics go beyond simple to plain mundane and annoying. I do hope that her time with Jessica Harp has helped her become a better lyricist (maybe?) and that just being a mother and more of a grownup will help her come out with more introspective, and at least not completely elementary lyrics!

I love Jessica Harp's solo lyrics though. I love her old songs Addicted (really old) and Memphis.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CelestialHorse on September 16, 2007, 01:02:41 pm
I never heard of Jessica's solo stuff. I think I once tried to see if she had her own CD but didn't find anything.

I hear Michelle is going to go solo and with country music. I will miss her old music but I am still a true fan at heart :). I don't really care what an artist does , I just don't want them to go hip hop or rap or r n b or metal :/
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: twilightcarnival on September 16, 2007, 09:37:01 pm
Michelle Branch is really talented. Yeah, I love her music!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: NoelleNC on September 17, 2007, 07:52:45 am
She's probably going country because CMT still actually plays videos, unlike MTV or VH1. There isn't much of a market for the type of music Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton make anymore, to be honest. Going country, as even Bon Jovi has done, will probably ultimately bring in more money and longevity for her. Country fans tend not to get as easily bored of artists from what I've seen.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vcfan on September 17, 2007, 08:02:45 am
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Michelle Branch! Her entire Hotel Paper cd is absolutely amazing from start to finish. Every single song is so good! The only downside is that all, but one, are very depressing and about heartbreak. So if you don't mind that, it's very good haha. I really miss her soloness. I'm not a big fan of The Wreckers.....
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: malchikgej on September 17, 2007, 10:42:34 am
Is it already confirmed that she is going to do country music?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on September 17, 2007, 11:42:01 am
unfortunately yes
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on September 17, 2007, 08:58:06 pm
I think as long as she does "Hotel Paper"/"Empty-Handed" -type country (which isn't really country, but it's not quite pop either) I'll be a happy camper. Ideally, she'd let us buy Broken Bracelet and stay pop-rock whilst becoming a huge yet down-to-earth music superstar.

But we can't have everything.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on October 04, 2007, 04:08:11 am
I like Michelle Branch, and I think she can do country very well.  I'm not big on country, but I'd probably actually buy her albums.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: HarmySandwhich on October 04, 2007, 10:38:08 am
Quote from: "CelestialHorse"
I never heard of Jessica's solo stuff. I think I once tried to see if she had her own CD but didn't find anything.

I hear Michelle is going to go solo and with country music. I will miss her old music but I am still a true fan at heart :). I don't really care what an artist does , I just don't want them to go hip hop or rap or r n b or metal :/


Jessica has an independent record called, "Preface" that you can purchase from her website. I like Michelle Branch [I have all three albums, The Spirit Room being my favourite] but she's no Jessica Harp. Preface is by far better than anything Michelle has ever produced.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Epit on October 07, 2007, 11:15:10 pm
i do love Are You Happy Now!  8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: itsthefiveofus on November 16, 2007, 09:49:32 pm
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     "Welcome everyone!!

Thanks for stopping by.

I've started working on the new album a few weeks ago and it's great to have a place where I can come and keep you posted (literally!)
I've got a ton of songs already and everything has kinda found it's own sound. I don't know what to call it.
I'll let you guys decide. I'm hoping to let you hear bits and pieces as we get further along.

It's been so long since I've been just plain MB. I'm so excited I can't even tell you.
Rumor has it, I'll be out on the road starting as early as February with the album being released shortly after that. I can't wait to get out and not only play new songs but also play so many old songs I haven't had the chance to play over the last few years.

Thanks for the love and support.
Be well.
Michelle"


*Forsees more Michelle/Vanessa confusion!* Febuary...agh! oh well I like Michelle but I don't know Vanessa needs her own few months of glory! 8-)[/quote]
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: heyheyitsaiste on November 17, 2007, 09:26:23 am
I love Michelle, too.

Except I like Vanessa's music a lot more. Unlike Michelle's songs, I can listen to any song of V's, all of them are amazing. Although, I do have my favorites.
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: carterrocks on November 30, 2007, 05:00:21 am
Quote from: "B"
I know that Michelle Branch is a rather taboo topic to some Vanessa Carlton fans, but I know that there are many others (like myself), who love her music. So I guess this thread is for people who do appreciate Michelle Branch's music to talk about it and why they appreciate it... Myself, I personally love her work on the guitar, think she has a tremendous voice, and many of her songs are very, very deep lyrically. My favorite songs by Michelle are "Goodbye to You", "All You Wanted", "Stewarts Coat", "Second Chances", and "Everwhere". What about everyone else? :)


I use to like Michelle beefore the Wreckers *shivers*  my fav song was goodbye to you, I first heard the song on Buffy when Tara was leaving Willow, it was so sad  :(
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vcfan on November 30, 2007, 09:54:41 am
^^^ ahh. goodbye to you is a BEAUTIFUL song.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: carterrocks on November 30, 2007, 10:02:31 am
Quote from: "SAMMIE CARTER"
^^^ ahh. goodbye to you is a BEAUTIFUL song.


Agreed.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: darkcarnival13 on December 16, 2007, 01:15:47 pm
I love Michelle....I personally favor Vanessa over her (it used to be the opposite. I still love that girl, but why'd she have to switch to country?! don't get me wrong....i like country music...i just think she would've done better with  "Spirit Room" and "Hotel Paper"-ish type stuff.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: fairytales on December 18, 2007, 04:53:35 pm
they're both good..in music..very talented. But as a person, attitude...and knowing how they really are in reality...ITS VANESSA ALL THE WAY.....nothing's fake bout her..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaCarltonMania on December 19, 2007, 02:46:14 am
Michelle is an amazing artist and i used to like her more than i liked Vanessa....

But Michelle's songs (even when her and Jessica joined forces) are like the typical songs that we hear every day e.g: girl likes boy...boy likes another girl...or boy cheats on girl...girls dumps boy...

It's almost the same subject for all the artists out there these days...
Where as Vanessa...she has her own style...each song tells a story and every single listener out there can relate to the song in a certain different way...

Don't get me wrong...Michelle is awesome and I still enjoy her music...it's just that I sorta got sick of the same love story being told in every single song out there.....

Long Live Nessa & Her Songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL :P
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on December 23, 2007, 01:52:15 am
i luv michelle s country sound....watin for her first solo country record!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: itsthefiveofus on December 23, 2007, 09:36:16 am
wait so she is sticking to country?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on December 31, 2007, 01:26:56 pm
This made me laugh:

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Yesterday morning I started receiving calls and emails from people saying congratulations and I was very confused!
I am absolutely 110% not pregnant. While that would be an amazing thing, I am far too busy working to get this album out
and will be too busy touring and promoting this album that this would be a terrible time to add to our little family. I have no idea how this happened. (Maybe it's Vanessa Carlton and they got confused  j/k)


Happy New Year!
M
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: raacheeel on January 04, 2008, 12:16:12 am
my favortie song from the wreckers
lay me down.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: raacheeel on January 04, 2008, 12:18:37 am
Quote from: "MyMelody"
This made me laugh:

Quote
Yesterday morning I started receiving calls and emails from people saying congratulations and I was very confused!
I am absolutely 110% not pregnant. While that would be an amazing thing, I am far too busy working to get this album out
and will be too busy touring and promoting this album that this would be a terrible time to add to our little family. I have no idea how this happened. (Maybe it's Vanessa Carlton and they got confused  j/k)


Happy New Year!
M




where did you get that?? O_o
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on January 04, 2008, 03:59:26 pm
She posted it on her message board.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: heyheyitsaiste on January 04, 2008, 04:45:28 pm
Quote from: "MyMelody"
This made me laugh:

Quote
Yesterday morning I started receiving calls and emails from people saying congratulations and I was very confused!
I am absolutely 110% not pregnant. While that would be an amazing thing, I am far too busy working to get this album out
and will be too busy touring and promoting this album that this would be a terrible time to add to our little family. I have no idea how this happened. (Maybe it's Vanessa Carlton and they got confused  j/k)


Happy New Year!
M


LOLLL. omg thats so funny. awesome Michelle, awesome.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 15, 2008, 04:32:39 am
Oh i really thought she was pregnant!!!!! It was out in the news too!! Well anyways...good to hear that her album work s goin good!!!..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 15, 2008, 04:35:36 am
Hey guys...Michelle had this Q&A session with her fans!! Chk it out

Quote
Well, Here they are. My really lame answers to all your burning questions. Haha.
I hope everyone is doing well!

"I would like to know what her favorite color is and what her favorite song up to date is."

Black. I know it's not really a color, per se, but it's still makes up almost everything I own.
As for favorite song up to date? Sheesh, that's a hard one. The people I know tease me because apparently I say everything is my favorite. It doesn't hurt to be enthusiastic, does it? Hmmm, A Case of You-Joni Mitchell, Misty Mountain Hop-Led Zeppelin, She's Leaving Home-The Beatles, I Can't Make You Love Me as performed by Ms. Bonnie Raitt and Rain from Patty Griffin. Those are a few.

"Michelle! Do you like Mexico??? I mean, Mexico City... would you like to come?? someday?"

I LOVE Mexico!! That is something Teddy and I completely bonded over when we first met (hence the reason why we were married there.)
I've always had a passion for the architecture, colors, food and customs. I was lucky enough to go to Mexico City in December of 2004 for a private show but I was secretly pregnant at the time and couldn't eat or drink a thing sad.gif I hope to go back sometime when I can really relax.

"How are you?"

Wonderful! Thanks for asking! And you?


"Who's producing your new album? You? Are you done w/Shanks?"

Well I have started work with John Leventhal and John Shanks and am trying to do some work with Mitchell Froom as well. Stuff is sounding pretty good. I hope to let you hear some stuff soon.

"Have you ever listened to Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & the Dominos? It's my all-time favorite album."

I haven't listened to that particular album but I'm a huge Cream fan-does that count somehow?

"I know on some of your songs you have strings (& I like that); where did this influence come from?"

THE BEATLES. (George Martin)

"If you do more of a rock album, will you use horns (ala the Stones)?"

I'll use any excuse to use horns when it's appropriate. Did you notice them on Crazy People? I have two songs I'm picturing horns on for this album. I got a beautiful trumpet a few years ago for my birthday and was convinced I would learn to play but it's soooo hard!! It now gathers dust in my closet.

"Any plans to release a book of your photography?"

Not unless you all want a book of photos of Owen and my cats because that's all I ever take pictures of anymore.

"Q: Michelle, Do you listen to any instrumental music or any band in the post-rock genre? ex: Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Yiruma"

I hate to say but not really. My friend is in a pretty great band called Alien Chatter, check em out. Satnam, word to the Mataji! www.alienchatter.com


"If you could go back in time and collaborate with either The Beatles or Led Zeppelin, who would you choose and why?"

Oh dear. You had to ask this horribly difficult question. Zeppelin because hopefully Robert Plant and I could have hit it off outside the studio if you know what I mean. Plus I still could have hung out with The Beatles.

"Do you have any advice for a young, still learning, guitar enthusiast?"

Get a decent guitar and a tuner. Get fake books and play along to records you like. I'm bad at these sort of questions. I'm sure you've done all that already. Oh and if you're gonna play a solo make sure it's a face melter.

"Also, what kind of camera do you own? Photography is another passion of mine and I've been saving up some dough for one. Just wondering if there's a certain brand you'd recommend."

I have a slew of cameras, old and new. I love my old Rolliflex but I don't use it as often. My Nikon D40 makes everyone's pictures look fantastic. I'm a sucker for Poloroid cameras too.

"Will you let us be the first ones to secretly listen to bits of your upcoming album? (*nudge nudge*)"

Well, since you're nudging and all...of course!

"if you could release any song that you have written from broken bracelet, to anything unreleased what would it be?"

They're unreleased for a reason! Haha. I'm such a perfectionist it's hard to let things go that are mediocre in my mind. On The Train maybe or an old song called Take Me Home.

"why did you cover the song tony? (and thank you for doing so it has saved so many)"

It's such a powerful, dark and beautiful song about a topic that people never really sing about. It touched me deeply and I wanted to sing it.

"what is the most inspirational thing from a fan, that has happened to you?"

Well it's pretty heartbreaking. A group of family and friends of one of my "biggest fans" contacted me after she was killed in a drunk driving accident. The lyrics to "Everywhere" are on her tombstone. We all just sat there and cried together.

"Hi won't you please come Asia to do a promo? I love your songs and I wish you would inspire more people down here in Singapore and the rest of Asia with more of your GREAT music=)"

Thank you! Well I heard a rumour we might make it to Japan and Southeast Asia as early as March for some actual shows not just promo.
I hope it happens!

"Q. Michelle, why is there a clicking sound that doesn't even go with the music on "One of these Days?"

I always notice that too! It was something weird in the loop that probably accidentally snuck by everyone.

"My question is probably a bit cliche, but if you could collaborate with one currently active artist who would it be?"

Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and Dwight Yoakam (One of them might actually happen soon!)

"My other question would be: What is your opinion of Arcade Fire?....who is probably the best band in the world right now...in my opinion of course"

Eeek. I couldn't tell you one song of theirs. I'm such an old lady. I rarely listen to any "new" music. Bad, I know.


Thanks for the questions!
XO,
M
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Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: vcfan on January 15, 2008, 09:55:12 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Hey guys...Michelle had this Q&A session with her fans!! Chk it out

Quote
Well, Here they are. My really lame answers to all your burning questions. Haha.
I hope everyone is doing well!

"I would like to know what her favorite color is and what her favorite song up to date is."

Black. I know it's not really a color, per se, but it's still makes up almost everything I own.
As for favorite song up to date? Sheesh, that's a hard one. The people I know tease me because apparently I say everything is my favorite. It doesn't hurt to be enthusiastic, does it? Hmmm, A Case of You-Joni Mitchell, Misty Mountain Hop-Led Zeppelin, She's Leaving Home-The Beatles, I Can't Make You Love Me as performed by Ms. Bonnie Raitt and Rain from Patty Griffin. Those are a few.

"Michelle! Do you like Mexico??? I mean, Mexico City... would you like to come?? someday?"

I LOVE Mexico!! That is something Teddy and I completely bonded over when we first met (hence the reason why we were married there.)
I've always had a passion for the architecture, colors, food and customs. I was lucky enough to go to Mexico City in December of 2004 for a private show but I was secretly pregnant at the time and couldn't eat or drink a thing sad.gif I hope to go back sometime when I can really relax.

"How are you?"

Wonderful! Thanks for asking! And you?


"Who's producing your new album? You? Are you done w/Shanks?"

Well I have started work with John Leventhal and John Shanks and am trying to do some work with Mitchell Froom as well. Stuff is sounding pretty good. I hope to let you hear some stuff soon.

"Have you ever listened to Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & the Dominos? It's my all-time favorite album."

I haven't listened to that particular album but I'm a huge Cream fan-does that count somehow?

"I know on some of your songs you have strings (& I like that); where did this influence come from?"

THE BEATLES. (George Martin)

"If you do more of a rock album, will you use horns (ala the Stones)?"

I'll use any excuse to use horns when it's appropriate. Did you notice them on Crazy People? I have two songs I'm picturing horns on for this album. I got a beautiful trumpet a few years ago for my birthday and was convinced I would learn to play but it's soooo hard!! It now gathers dust in my closet.

"Any plans to release a book of your photography?"

Not unless you all want a book of photos of Owen and my cats because that's all I ever take pictures of anymore.

"Q: Michelle, Do you listen to any instrumental music or any band in the post-rock genre? ex: Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Yiruma"

I hate to say but not really. My friend is in a pretty great band called Alien Chatter, check em out. Satnam, word to the Mataji! www.alienchatter.com


"If you could go back in time and collaborate with either The Beatles or Led Zeppelin, who would you choose and why?"

Oh dear. You had to ask this horribly difficult question. Zeppelin because hopefully Robert Plant and I could have hit it off outside the studio if you know what I mean. Plus I still could have hung out with The Beatles.

"Do you have any advice for a young, still learning, guitar enthusiast?"

Get a decent guitar and a tuner. Get fake books and play along to records you like. I'm bad at these sort of questions. I'm sure you've done all that already. Oh and if you're gonna play a solo make sure it's a face melter.

"Also, what kind of camera do you own? Photography is another passion of mine and I've been saving up some dough for one. Just wondering if there's a certain brand you'd recommend."

I have a slew of cameras, old and new. I love my old Rolliflex but I don't use it as often. My Nikon D40 makes everyone's pictures look fantastic. I'm a sucker for Poloroid cameras too.

"Will you let us be the first ones to secretly listen to bits of your upcoming album? (*nudge nudge*)"

Well, since you're nudging and all...of course!

"if you could release any song that you have written from broken bracelet, to anything unreleased what would it be?"

They're unreleased for a reason! Haha. I'm such a perfectionist it's hard to let things go that are mediocre in my mind. On The Train maybe or an old song called Take Me Home.

"why did you cover the song tony? (and thank you for doing so it has saved so many)"

It's such a powerful, dark and beautiful song about a topic that people never really sing about. It touched me deeply and I wanted to sing it.

"what is the most inspirational thing from a fan, that has happened to you?"

Well it's pretty heartbreaking. A group of family and friends of one of my "biggest fans" contacted me after she was killed in a drunk driving accident. The lyrics to "Everywhere" are on her tombstone. We all just sat there and cried together.

"Hi won't you please come Asia to do a promo? I love your songs and I wish you would inspire more people down here in Singapore and the rest of Asia with more of your GREAT music=)"

Thank you! Well I heard a rumour we might make it to Japan and Southeast Asia as early as March for some actual shows not just promo.
I hope it happens!

"Q. Michelle, why is there a clicking sound that doesn't even go with the music on "One of these Days?"

I always notice that too! It was something weird in the loop that probably accidentally snuck by everyone.

"My question is probably a bit cliche, but if you could collaborate with one currently active artist who would it be?"

Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and Dwight Yoakam (One of them might actually happen soon!)

"My other question would be: What is your opinion of Arcade Fire?....who is probably the best band in the world right now...in my opinion of course"

Eeek. I couldn't tell you one song of theirs. I'm such an old lady. I rarely listen to any "new" music. Bad, I know.


Thanks for the questions!
XO,
M
[/quote]

thanks for posting that!!! :) :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaCarltonMania on January 17, 2008, 12:06:58 am
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Hey guys...Michelle had this Q&A session with her fans!! Chk it out

Quote
Well, Here they are. My really lame answers to all your burning questions. Haha.
I hope everyone is doing well!

"I would like to know what her favorite color is and what her favorite song up to date is."

Black. I know it's not really a color, per se, but it's still makes up almost everything I own.
As for favorite song up to date? Sheesh, that's a hard one. The people I know tease me because apparently I say everything is my favorite. It doesn't hurt to be enthusiastic, does it? Hmmm, A Case of You-Joni Mitchell, Misty Mountain Hop-Led Zeppelin, She's Leaving Home-The Beatles, I Can't Make You Love Me as performed by Ms. Bonnie Raitt and Rain from Patty Griffin. Those are a few.

"Michelle! Do you like Mexico??? I mean, Mexico City... would you like to come?? someday?"

I LOVE Mexico!! That is something Teddy and I completely bonded over when we first met (hence the reason why we were married there.)
I've always had a passion for the architecture, colors, food and customs. I was lucky enough to go to Mexico City in December of 2004 for a private show but I was secretly pregnant at the time and couldn't eat or drink a thing sad.gif I hope to go back sometime when I can really relax.

"How are you?"

Wonderful! Thanks for asking! And you?


"Who's producing your new album? You? Are you done w/Shanks?"

Well I have started work with John Leventhal and John Shanks and am trying to do some work with Mitchell Froom as well. Stuff is sounding pretty good. I hope to let you hear some stuff soon.

"Have you ever listened to Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & the Dominos? It's my all-time favorite album."

I haven't listened to that particular album but I'm a huge Cream fan-does that count somehow?

"I know on some of your songs you have strings (& I like that); where did this influence come from?"

THE BEATLES. (George Martin)

"If you do more of a rock album, will you use horns (ala the Stones)?"

I'll use any excuse to use horns when it's appropriate. Did you notice them on Crazy People? I have two songs I'm picturing horns on for this album. I got a beautiful trumpet a few years ago for my birthday and was convinced I would learn to play but it's soooo hard!! It now gathers dust in my closet.

"Any plans to release a book of your photography?"

Not unless you all want a book of photos of Owen and my cats because that's all I ever take pictures of anymore.

"Q: Michelle, Do you listen to any instrumental music or any band in the post-rock genre? ex: Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Yiruma"

I hate to say but not really. My friend is in a pretty great band called Alien Chatter, check em out. Satnam, word to the Mataji! www.alienchatter.com


"If you could go back in time and collaborate with either The Beatles or Led Zeppelin, who would you choose and why?"

Oh dear. You had to ask this horribly difficult question. Zeppelin because hopefully Robert Plant and I could have hit it off outside the studio if you know what I mean. Plus I still could have hung out with The Beatles.

"Do you have any advice for a young, still learning, guitar enthusiast?"

Get a decent guitar and a tuner. Get fake books and play along to records you like. I'm bad at these sort of questions. I'm sure you've done all that already. Oh and if you're gonna play a solo make sure it's a face melter.

"Also, what kind of camera do you own? Photography is another passion of mine and I've been saving up some dough for one. Just wondering if there's a certain brand you'd recommend."

I have a slew of cameras, old and new. I love my old Rolliflex but I don't use it as often. My Nikon D40 makes everyone's pictures look fantastic. I'm a sucker for Poloroid cameras too.

"Will you let us be the first ones to secretly listen to bits of your upcoming album? (*nudge nudge*)"

Well, since you're nudging and all...of course!

"if you could release any song that you have written from broken bracelet, to anything unreleased what would it be?"

They're unreleased for a reason! Haha. I'm such a perfectionist it's hard to let things go that are mediocre in my mind. On The Train maybe or an old song called Take Me Home.

"why did you cover the song tony? (and thank you for doing so it has saved so many)"

It's such a powerful, dark and beautiful song about a topic that people never really sing about. It touched me deeply and I wanted to sing it.

"what is the most inspirational thing from a fan, that has happened to you?"

Well it's pretty heartbreaking. A group of family and friends of one of my "biggest fans" contacted me after she was killed in a drunk driving accident. The lyrics to "Everywhere" are on her tombstone. We all just sat there and cried together.

"Hi won't you please come Asia to do a promo? I love your songs and I wish you would inspire more people down here in Singapore and the rest of Asia with more of your GREAT music=)"

Thank you! Well I heard a rumour we might make it to Japan and Southeast Asia as early as March for some actual shows not just promo.
I hope it happens!

"Q. Michelle, why is there a clicking sound that doesn't even go with the music on "One of these Days?"

I always notice that too! It was something weird in the loop that probably accidentally snuck by everyone.

"My question is probably a bit cliche, but if you could collaborate with one currently active artist who would it be?"

Paul McCartney, Robert Plant and Dwight Yoakam (One of them might actually happen soon!)

"My other question would be: What is your opinion of Arcade Fire?....who is probably the best band in the world right now...in my opinion of course"

Eeek. I couldn't tell you one song of theirs. I'm such an old lady. I rarely listen to any "new" music. Bad, I know.


Thanks for the questions!
XO,
M
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Where did u get that from??
How did they ask her questions??
I would LOVE to ask her if she could come to Lebanon!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: raacheeel on January 17, 2008, 01:02:16 pm
^^^  its on her message board.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaCarltonMania on January 18, 2008, 08:57:21 am
^^^ Thanks :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on January 21, 2008, 04:19:24 pm
Has anyone else had problems loading her site? Is it down or something?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 23, 2008, 12:14:58 am
Wait...She's making jokes when she married an old man part of her band AND popped out his baby? oh, haha funny michelle, SO funny.  :roll:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Laura on January 23, 2008, 04:26:54 pm
i thought she was funny. *shrug*

i miss her music. anyone know where i can find the song that michelle said inspired a lot of people? i forget the name & dont feel like reading the Q&A again. thanks :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 24, 2008, 01:11:52 am
That was pretty funny to me...lol...so what if she married her bandmate???
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 24, 2008, 04:14:01 am
what's wrong with it is, and i guess she is the exception to the rule, but as someone who is relatively the same age, or at least her age when she got married, i think i'd rather cement my vagina shut than marry and reproduce with someone twice my age.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 24, 2008, 03:57:35 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
what's wrong with it is, and i guess she is the exception to the rule, but as someone who is relatively the same age, or at least her age when she got married, i think i'd rather cement my vagina shut than marry and reproduce with someone twice my age.


Exactly, thank you. I would also cement my vagina.

The pervert, excuse me, I mean her husband, is 20 years older than her. He's in his 40's while she's in her 20's. That is absolutely disgusting, not to mention!!! they (maybe his decision because his biological clock was ticking) decided to have a baby so quickly after they married. The whole thing is gross.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on January 24, 2008, 04:18:01 pm
When she was five, he was twenty-four. That's all I can think about. Sorry.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on January 24, 2008, 05:29:06 pm
My boyfriend is 39 & I am 25, so I obviously don't think it's gross.  Just my 2 cents.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 24, 2008, 06:16:49 pm
that's your call. it's also michelle's call. i don't think anyone is bad for getting with someone WAY older, i just don't understand it/identify at all. i would personally find it extremely bizarre. but to each her own.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on January 24, 2008, 06:44:30 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
that's your call. it's also michelle's call. i don't think anyone is bad for getting with someone WAY older, i just don't understand it/identify at all. i would personally find it extremely bizarre. but to each her own.


I used to think that too.  I thought I'd NEVER be with an older guy.  But never say I never, I guess!   :wink:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on January 24, 2008, 06:49:52 pm
my boyfriend is 5 years older and i can't imagine going any younger, that's for sure.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on January 24, 2008, 07:16:12 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
my boyfriend is 5 years older and i can't imagine going any younger, that's for sure.



 :lol:   Yeah, guys are pretty immature.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on January 25, 2008, 03:32:00 pm
Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
My boyfriend is 39 & I am 25, so I obviously don't think it's gross.  Just my 2 cents.


no comment.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on January 26, 2008, 12:49:40 am
hey michelle was #3 most searched on yahoo a couple of days ago..!!

http://buzz.yahoo.com/music/
chk out tis link as well...
she s BACK!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: saphire on February 14, 2008, 06:27:33 am
She's releasing a new record this summer (without Jessica)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I waited so long for this. Sounds amazing. I can't wait to hold in my hands. I never thought that she would return without jessica. Great Great Great :!:  :!:  :!:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaCarltonMania on February 14, 2008, 07:26:39 am
Quote from: "saphire"
She's releasing a new record this summer (without Jessica)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I waited so long for this. Sounds amazing. I can't wait to hold in my hands. I never thought that she would return without jessica. Great Great Great :!:  :!:  :!:

I CANT WAITTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 8O  8O  8O  :D  :D  :D  :D  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on February 14, 2008, 11:40:17 am
yeah maybe if it wasn't going to be a "country" album. she is such a poser.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on February 16, 2008, 02:58:35 am
Thanx for posting that Q&A!  I'm not a really big Michelle Branch fan, but I do love her, have both her her albums and 'SSLP' and would probably try to make it out to see her if she were in the area.  The Wreckers were supposed to be in Arkansas a few months ago, but it just so happened I was going to be in Chattanooga that weekend, and they ended up cancelling anyway.  I forget what happened, but I think Jessica had to see a doctor for something.

Quote from: "PianoGirl4444"
My boyfriend is 39 & I am 25, so I obviously don't think it's gross.  Just my 2 cents.


I never would've guessed.  He doesn't look it.  And I don't think it's gross. 8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on February 16, 2008, 10:39:23 am
^Yeah, he looks about a decade younger than he is!^
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CelestialHorse on February 17, 2008, 09:25:15 pm
I have no problem with it :) If you two are in love with each other that all it counts. Honestly I didn't think he was that old. I thought late 20s early 30s. I know someone that is my age(24ish) and her boyfriend is in his 40s..(personally I wouldn't date an guy that old..I'm not very attracted to most way older men).

New Michelle Branch CD this summer? Seriously? Wherecha find out?! I can't wait *Squee*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 03, 2008, 07:15:32 am
Quote from: "amberbeads"
yeah maybe if it wasn't going to be a "country" album. she is such a poser.

Get a life... Atleast she's going places and experimenting...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on March 03, 2008, 04:34:40 pm
I'll be honest, I do enjoy Michelle's music. But she is a poser.

She opted out of pop/rock to country because of her sales, and now she's trying to get back in. I'll probably buy the album, and maybe catch a few shows. But she really should stick with one, country or pop. :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on March 03, 2008, 05:43:00 pm
Made worse by the fact that she is so, so much better at pop. I wouldn't call myself a country aficionado but still.

I hope this album is good. Jessica Harp at times bores me to tears so I hope Michelle hasn't channeled that.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on March 03, 2008, 05:51:29 pm
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Quote from: "amberbeads"
yeah maybe if it wasn't going to be a "country" album. she is such a poser.

Get a life... Atleast she's going places and experimenting...

I have a life. Critiquing Michelle somehow means I don't have friends and activities? Okay.
Experimentation does not always equal "good." She experimented in country and suddenly she has a fake accent and wears boots and lists country singers as her influences but conveniently she never mentioned any of them while she was "pop." Sounds like she's just going overboard trying to fit into a community that she doesn't.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on March 03, 2008, 06:43:53 pm
Seriously, the fake accent KILLS me!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 04, 2008, 04:13:00 am
I dont agree at all ! The SSLP album actually had a mixture of pop and country songs right....i mean c'mon u have to make some smart decisions to survive in this industry nah? look where Vanessa has got  by "sticking to her own style"..i mean financially...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 11, 2008, 07:05:08 am
Bump!!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Manda on March 11, 2008, 03:22:38 pm
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Bump!!


there is no need to bump threads. she is a poser, I have to agree. At least Vanessa stayed true to her style of music, even if it might have made her more successful financially.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on March 13, 2008, 03:00:36 am
I like that she did country because that way I still get to hear her on the radio when I'm riding with my wife.  Although, right now I'm hearing so much more of Miley.  Not to change the subject, though.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 17, 2008, 12:50:48 am
Quote from: "Manda"
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Bump!!


there is no need to bump threads. she is a poser, I have to agree. At least Vanessa stayed true to her style of music, even if it might have made her more successful financially.


yeah right....who s showing off more skin than she promised????
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 17, 2008, 12:54:05 am
i'll bump if i want to manda..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ordinaryday6 on March 17, 2008, 02:17:16 am
Quote from: "Manda"
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Bump!!


there is no need to bump threads. she is a poser, I have to agree. At least Vanessa stayed true to her style of music, even if it might have made her more successful financially.


country was more successful for michelle branch? are you kidding? she did what she wanted. she made amazing music, while doing a project with her best friend, and took time off from pop/rock music (with all her huge pop/rock singles, she made a ton more money, i'm sure) to have one pretty big single (in the COUNTRY world, not the whole music world) and one not so big single, and then is going back to pop/rock music.

sure she uses a fake country accent, but damn! she can do what she wants. and for that matter, vanessa can show as much skin as she wants to, and that shouldn't be used as leverage in an argument that no one can win because opinions aren't right or wrong.

your post doesn't even make sense.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on March 17, 2008, 06:12:17 am
Quote from: "ordinaryday6"
Quote from: "Manda"
Quote from: "nessaRox"
Bump!!


there is no need to bump threads. she is a poser, I have to agree. At least Vanessa stayed true to her style of music, even if it might have made her more successful financially.


country was more successful for michelle branch? are you kidding? she did what she wanted. she made amazing music, while doing a project with her best friend, and took time off from pop/rock music (with all her huge pop/rock singles, she made a ton more money, i'm sure) to have one pretty big single (in the COUNTRY world, not the whole music world) and one not so big single, and then is going back to pop/rock music.

sure she uses a fake country accent, but damn! she can do what she wants. and for that matter, vanessa can show as much skin as she wants to, and that shouldn't be used as leverage in an argument that no one can win because opinions aren't right or wrong.

your post doesn't even make sense.


Totally agree...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: feishien on March 26, 2008, 06:05:04 pm
Okaay @ the random Michelle-hating...

So there's a streaming of the original version of Lay Me Down on michellebranch.com, and I was wondering if someone could rip it?

(my internet connection is reeeeally bad, so all I can hear is the occasional warble coming out of my speakers...)

So yeah...


Woo Michelle Branch!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on March 30, 2008, 07:44:12 pm
Quote from: "feishien"
Okaay @ the random Michelle-hating...

So there's a streaming of the original version of Lay Me Down on michellebranch.com, and I was wondering if someone could rip it?

(my internet connection is reeeeally bad, so all I can hear is the occasional warble coming out of my speakers...)

So yeah...


Woo Michelle Branch!


I second this. The site insists I am not a member, even though I have been since October. I really would like to hear this!
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on April 14, 2008, 11:16:26 pm
For those of you not in the know, if you sang Country music and you don't sang it Country, it just don't sound right, like your heart ain't in it or sumpm.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Cyril on April 20, 2008, 05:37:19 am
Her new songs are great ! Especially "This Way" and "Crazy Ride".
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on April 20, 2008, 09:45:39 am
Quote from: "Cyril"
Her new songs are great ! Especially "This Way" and "Crazy Ride".


Where did you hear them?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Cyril on April 22, 2008, 11:25:38 am
YouTube !  :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CelestialHorse on April 22, 2008, 11:40:50 am
oooh I am going to go have a listen in a bit!

I heart you youtube *nods*
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: feishien on May 02, 2008, 06:14:24 am
Woo new songs!

(I heart youtube too! :P)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: NoelleNC on May 02, 2008, 01:45:19 pm
I don't think she's a poser for making a country album. Some people go that route. I would say Bon Jovi went that route. They were so far from country to start and it looks like they are sticking with it now because they can't sell albums doing regular rock any longer. But to me it isn't weird for Michelle to sing country. Isn't she from Texas? And a lot of country artists don't "talk" with a country accent. Heck even I sing country type songs differently than pop songs. It just sounds better that way.

Plus, if she is coming back to her original sound with her new album, what was wrong with her experimenting in country with a friend? I thought they were pretty good myself. I think Jessica Harp is a better songwriter than Michelle, actually.

Edit: I want to stress that I don't even really like MB that much (I liked her once upon a time for awhile). I just don't think she sold out.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on May 02, 2008, 11:50:52 pm
Quote from: "NoelleNC"
But to me it isn't weird for Michelle to sing country. Isn't she from Texas?

Arizona, I believe.
Quote
And a lot of country artists don't "talk" with a country accent.

Very true. Have you ever heard Keith Urban speak?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: VanessaCarltonMania on May 03, 2008, 04:45:51 am
i love Michelle!!!
even after she switched to Country and teamed up with Jessica Harp

I think she is awesome, and to me she will always be awesome!

i actually liked her before I even knew Vanessa existed
and to me u cannot compare them
because they both have two different types of music
Michelle plays the guitar
Vanessa plays the piano

Michelle's style is more like Alternative-Rock,Country or Soft-Rock
Vanessa's style is more like Pop-Rock and Classical-Rock or Soft-Rock

Their lyrics are quite different as well
Michelle's lyrics are the typical, girl likes boy, lyrics
Vanessa's lyrics on the other hand tell more of a fairytale or story
and her vocab is very rich!

Gosh i feel like ive just written a compare/contrast essay :lol: :lol:

but anyway....i just wanted to get my opinion out there :D
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on May 04, 2008, 01:00:09 pm
Is the new music you heard on her official myspace?  All I see are old songs on there.   :?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: amberbeads on May 04, 2008, 03:12:59 pm
no they are just youtube videos fans have upped. search for "michelle branch norva"
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on May 04, 2008, 06:37:47 pm
Quote from: "amberbeads"
no they are just youtube videos fans have upped. search for "michelle branch norva"


Cool, thanks!

I'm definitely liking the new stuff, which doesn't surprise me at all 'cause she's one of the few artists who never lets me down.  I love her voice and the melodies she comes up with.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: darkcarnival13 on August 04, 2008, 12:20:32 pm
Wow...wierd i haven't commented on here yet.
I used to be such a big Michelle fan.  After The Wreckers, I sorta fell out of it.  
I heard she's making another solo album. Is it true?
And anyone have a link to purchase/download Broken Bracelet?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: Cyril on August 04, 2008, 12:32:13 pm
Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
 
I heard she's making another solo album. Is it true?


Yes and she's already recorded it ! "Everything Comes And Goes" is expected to be released this fall. If you used to love her, I'm sure you'll like her new stuff.

Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
 
And anyone have a link to purchase/download Broken Bracelet?


Unfortunately, you can not buy the album. At least not from a music store. Try e-Bay...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: darkcarnival13 on August 04, 2008, 01:57:42 pm
Quote from: "Cyril"
Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
 
I heard she's making another solo album. Is it true?


Yes and she's already recorded it ! "Everything Comes And Goes" is expected to be released this fall. If you used to love her, I'm sure you'll like her new stuff.
Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
 
And anyone have a link to purchase/download Broken Bracelet?


Unfortunately, you can not buy the album. At least not from a music store. Try e-Bay...



Yay!
Yeah, even though I like country, i wasn't into most of the stuff she did with Jessia :/
I'll probably like this, though.  



Oh ok, thanks.  I heard a rumor you could buy it off her website a few months ago.  I checked, and I see nothing about her indie album. I'll try ebay :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: PianoGirl4444 on August 04, 2008, 02:04:52 pm
^Ha!  No, I don't think so.  She's just as ashamed of "Broken Bracelet" as I am of my indie debut.   :lol:
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: zurielshimon on August 06, 2008, 09:32:43 am
Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
And anyone have a link to purchase/download Broken Bracelet?


http://cgi.ebay.com/Broken-Bracelet-Michelle-Branch-Original-CD-RARE_W0QQitemZ200244190658QQihZ010QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

How's that? 8)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: feishien on August 13, 2008, 04:23:53 pm
Have you guys heard her song 'Together', featured on the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 soundtrack?

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfhUCxf0xc


I think it's an okay-ish song...the lyrics are kinda cheesy, but it fits with the Sisterhood vibe. Does anyone know if it's gonna be on her album, or just this soundtrack?
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 16, 2008, 05:37:42 pm
Quote from: "feishien"
Have you guys heard her song 'Together', featured on the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 soundtrack?

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcfhUCxf0xc


I think it's an okay-ish song...the lyrics are kinda cheesy, but it fits with the Sisterhood vibe. Does anyone know if it's gonna be on her album, or just this soundtrack?

Doesnt look like its gonna make the final cut for the album from what i've seen at her Boards...
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: ordinaryday6 on August 20, 2008, 04:55:52 am
that's fine with me.. that's cool she's on the soundtrack, good promo, but the song is cheesy..
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: darkcarnival13 on August 24, 2008, 04:01:27 pm
Quote from: "zurielshimon"
Quote from: "darkcarnival13"
And anyone have a link to purchase/download Broken Bracelet?


http://cgi.ebay.com/Broken-Bracelet-Michelle-Branch-Original-CD-RARE_W0QQitemZ200244190658QQihZ010QQcategoryZ307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

How's that? 8)


thanks so much :)
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: darkcarnival13 on August 24, 2008, 04:03:27 pm
I bought "Together" on itunes. And yeah, it is kinda cheesy. Although, it does fit with the movie.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: MyMelody on August 28, 2008, 05:24:55 pm
No new album until at least February 2009.  :(  That sucks.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: CelestialHorse on September 07, 2008, 05:41:31 pm
Heh hopefully Feburary will come soon enough..we should just stay busy and the CD will be out before we know it :D Not sure what are her new songs are tho. I think I heard one but I don't remember it :( It was several months ago I heard it.
Title: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on September 13, 2008, 10:21:43 pm
Quote from: "MyMelody"
No new album until at least February 2009.  :(  That sucks.

Sigh!!! i was sooo lookin forward to a December release!
Title: Michelle Carlton. I mean Branch.
Post by: Martin. on June 10, 2010, 02:06:46 am
She has a new single out. "Getaway (ft. Timbaland)".

It's not bad, but wow @ how much she resembles our 'Nessa. It got me thinking how a collaboration between V and Tim would sound.
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: nessaRox on August 18, 2010, 12:56:39 am
The Everything Comes and Goes EP was really nice!!
Loved Summertime and I want Tears :)
I don know why promotion was so lame tho ....
a full length album is coming soon! i think its called A new kind of country...this fall hopefully! ::)
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: [sobriquet] on August 21, 2010, 09:53:54 pm
I like Sooner or Later. I think it's really good.
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: CelestialHorse on September 17, 2010, 07:29:36 pm
Doubtful of the CD coming out soon but I'm sure the EP's great :)
Title: Re: Michelle Branch
Post by: beautydivine on September 25, 2011, 07:03:18 pm
I've been waiting to finally get around to posting in this thread. For all of you who adore Michelle:

UPDATE: Michelle will be releasing "West Coast Time" (her newest album) some time next year. Rolling Stone announced this during a recent interview with her.

Also, I've listened to previews of her new singles (check out her YouTube channel for them), and I must say.. I absolutely love "Spark". Check that one out when you get the chance, along with "Loud Music" and "For Dear Life". These singles got me really stoked for this comeback! Michelle is back : )