Friday, June 25, 2010

How to Succeed without Talent

For quite a while I've heard people ripping on The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Hillary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Keanu Reeves, Tori Spelling, and other celebrities and accusing them of not having any talent. I couldn't name one song from any of these folks so I am not here to criticize their talent like Simon Cowell would. I'm just responded to what I keep hearing others say.

Maybe it's true that many people who have made it big don't have talent, but they are sure making more money than I do (and that not only includes my regular jobs, but but my vast income from my blogging empire too.) By the way, Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, Richard Branson, and Bill Gates, my blogs are not for sale so back off with all of your lucrative offers!

I'm sure there are many talented musicians, actors, artists, and athletes out there who could compete with or even do better than many of the stars of today. They probably just don't have the connections, a known name, or a way to market themselves. It makes me wonder what little things those who have become famous have done that the others haven't. I am not saying that being famous is the ultimate goal either. It's obvious that many celebrities have totally messed up lives even if they are in big demand by their industry.

This topic also got me thinking about musicians who become actors. What is it with musicians who think that just because they can sing or rap, they belong in the movies? Even though this bugs me, I have to admit they have a pretty good conversion rate. Queen Latifah, Ice T, Snoop Dog, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, and other have all moved over into the movie industry. If I am ever going to be in a movie, I guess I should first become a rapper.

I hope you don't feel disappointed with this blog title since I really didn't offer any ideas how to succeed without talent. I was just trying to boost the appeal and possibly the search engine rating of this post. At least I didn't call it "Justin Bieber adopted by Angelina Jolie".

9 comments:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

You don't really need talent anymore to be famous. Look at Beiber. You can't tell me ther are a million others out there who do what he does only better. His name came up in the dipshit lottery so now we have to endure him until he ages ten years and becomes really sad. Okay maybe two years. His talent is as light as a popcorn fart. It's our disposible fast food culture that elevates the Paris' and Ga Ga's. The MAN doesn't want anyone with real talent to come along because the want the dream to stay alive that anyone who plays guitar hero can be a rapper and that kids don't need to be in school because there are rap careers just waiting for them out in the world.

russell jack said...

Keanu Reeves is one of the greatest individuals in hollywood! one example (among many): http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/keanu-reeves-gives-72-million-of-own-money-to-matrix-teams/

it's a shame you include his name on this list...

Mary said...

There are many components to a winning package. Usually folks who make it big, make it big for a reason. Tuck in the package must be a huge amount of luck. Have a great day Chaka. Blessings...Mary

Eric said...

Maybe rapper or singers to actor conversions work in many cases because you are already starting with someone who can at least remember lyrics.

I don't think I've seen many actors taking up professional sports.

Chaka said...

Russell-I don't have anything against Keanu. Neo is one of my heroes, I am just repeating what I keep hearing and reading from the masses. But thanks for that link. Knowing he gives away that much money makes me feel like an even bigger loser now.

Cheeseboy said...

Awesome Chaka! There were talentless groups roaming around when I was a kid too... New Kids, Tiffany, etc. Seems like being a talentless star is becoming a timeless tradition.

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRkA6zugNMQ

enough said

RenegadeExpress said...

It's mostly about marketing yourself to the masses otherwise the music world would be so different.ressies

Kelly said...

Isn't it a talent to hide the fact that you aren't really talented?