Take the Hey Hey, Which Monkee Are You? Quiz.
Now I’m not a Gene Simmons or Kiss fan [although I did like their song “Beth”], but I have to admit that I found Simmons and his “this is who I really am attitude” interesting. I know that Simmons has his own show on A&E and I’m not intrigued enough to start tuning in. I just wanted to give him props for his honest answers and not “kissing up” or coming across as another “everyman.”
Today I’m linking to a popular video/song by Carrie Underwood. It’s called “Before He Cheats.” What’s surprising to me is how enjoyable I find the song. It’s not surprising because the song is country, it’s surprising because the song is about an obsessed, vengeful, hard-drinking, law-breaking woman who is not only out for revenge, but gets it. Kind of reminds me of Jessica Walter from “Play Misty for Me.” Still it is a catchy tune.
Tonight the American Idol 12 will become 11.
Recently Jim Farber, the New York Daily News music critic posted his list of the 100 Greatest Love Songs of All Time. Here’s what it took to qualify:
I took a look at his list and compiled my top ten favorites [ranking could switch depending on my mood]…
“Wonderful Tonight” Eric Clapton
“You Are So Beautiful” Joe Cocker
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Roberta Flack
“Killing Me Softly With His Song” Roberta Flack
“(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” The Righteous Brothers
“When a Man Loves a Woman” Percy Sledge
“This Guy’s in Love With You” Herb Alpert
“The Long and Winding Road” The Beatles
“How Deep Is Your Love” The Bee Gees
“Just the Way You Are” Billy Joel
So ZONErs… do you agree?
Today I’m giving the highest recommendation possible for Corrine Bailey Rae‘s self-titled album. Don’t take my word, click on this link, and then scroll down and give it a listen. After you do, my guess is you’ll be recommending her to your friends!
Thomas “Tiger” Vidmar recently contacted me. Tiger hosts a talk show program in Vegas. He said he was going to send me a copy of one of his programs [a call in with Elvis!] and a t-shirt.
Today the package arrived. It contained a nice workout t-shirt, a very nice golf hat, a soundtrack album [?] that he produced [!], and a copy of his call in show with Elvis.
So I listened to the call-in with Elvis. Funny and strange. I listened to the soundtrack for “Puckhead” which is a Tigar Vidmar production. It was an ecclectic mix of everything. Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong,. Gene Autry, Dean Martin, The Mighty Mouse Theme song and more are on it. I’ve listened to it twice! LOL! I like the crazy mix.
So then I visted
Tiger’s website . There I discovered that in addition to hosting a radio program, creating a “soundtrack album,” and producing shirts and hats [with his “Hombre de Palo” character], Tiger has also written a book which will be available this fall, and created a series of prints featuring his character!
Tiger seems to be a man with all kinds of grand ideas… but he’s doing something with them!
I can’t remember the last time I liked both a song and the video for it so much.
Well, last night American Idol had an equally surprising ending. Chris Daughtry, who many thought would BE the next winner, was sent packing. Everyone was shocked.
And. I. Mean. Everyone.
Look at Chris‘ face in the banner above and you can see even he was stunned.
So what happened?
My guess is that everyone thought that Chris was such a shoe-in to reach the finals that many folks decided to vote to keep in their 2nd favorite contestant. The strange thing is that before the show started my wife predicted that it could be Chris‘ night to leave for just that reason. I thought that either Elliot or Katherine would get the axe.
So, who’s going to win now that Chris is gone?
I’d predicted a showdown between Chris and Taylor [with Chris winning], so I’ll stick with Taylor as the next American Idol. [Of course, my wife may have a more accurate prediction…]
Katharine McPhee did well and looked great. She’s safe.
Ace Young was in the bottom three last week and just did “ok” last night. He could be in danger of leaving soon… but not tonight.
Chris Daughtry had the best performance of the night. I loved his take on “Walk the Line.” He’s safe.
Bucky Covington didn’t impress me. I predict the bottom three tonight.
Elliott Yamin can sing but didn’t live up to his potential last night. He’ll be back next week though.
Kellie Pickler is safe again… but the cuteness factor is fading fast.
Lisa Tucker was one that I initially thought would easily get to the final 4 or 5. She was in the bottom 3 last week [shows what I know]. She didn’t impress last night and could be in the bottom 3 again tonight.
Mandisa can sing and has a great personality…if she wasn’t the best performer last night, she sure wasn’t third… but I still don’t think that she’ll win.
Paris Bennett has so much talent. She is safe as can be tonight.
Taylor Hicks might have had the third best performance of the night… and the most fun! He’s safe.
Kevin Covais had one of his better performances… still I don’t think that he should still be around, but I’ll bet he’s safe for at least another week.
My bottom three for tonight: Lisa Tucker, Bucky Covington and Ace Young.
My prediction for the one leaving: Lisa Tucker [although I’d rather see Kevin or Bucky taking the trip].