Wednesday, January 14, 2009

If you think it’s easy doin’ one night stands/Try playin’ in a rock roll band/It’s a long way to the top

Bylevin denied Hall of Fame induction, again

Hall of Fame: Rickey Henderson & Jim Hall inducted, Blyleven denied

Non-baseball but no less important

In a few days…
I will be at the Xcel Center listening to pure rock and roll. AC/DC will be in Minneapolis (well, actually St. Paul but let’s just overlook that fact) and I will be in the fifth row. I am going with a former co-worker who I don’t think is prepared for the fangirling that will entail.

Little Honey
I am slowly making my way through Lucinda William’s album “Little Honey.” I think she may be one of the most underappreciated guitar players. I have listened through the album a few times and the songs that really stick out are “Real Love”, “Honey Bee”, and her cover of AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top.”

Purple rain, purple rain
Prince has a new website launched: http://www.lotusflow3r.com. Star Tribune is reporting that is the name of one of his three new albums. (One of those albums is rumored to be called MPLSound, recorded at his Paisley Park Studio here in Minnesota.) This site has three tracks up including a cover of “Crimson and Clover. Check it out.

This is American Idol
Let’s just get this disclaimer out of the way right now:
Hello, my name is Jen and I will be watching American Idol this season. I understand that in the past I never watched or blogged about it so this may be a little disturbing. Be prepared for snark/swearing/drinking/half-assed recaps.

·The whole household was sucked into American Idol last night.
·I gotta say I like Kara (the new judge). I was prepared to not like her but...she's funny, sassy and fights back. You go girl! *Snap!*
·I thought and said some very bad things about the blind guy. I already know I am going to hell so I feel like I don’t have to check my tact at the door.
·I don’t think Lucy understands that there are bad singers out there. I feel like American Idol will help her with that.
·I like Simon when he rolls his eyes.
·Paula’s sunglasses/reading glasses towards the end of the show made my heart hurt.
·It looked a lot warmer in AZ then in Minnesota.
·That “geek” towards the end was fun to watch. His voice was good, not jazz hands fantastic, but good. I like that he intelligently argued back with Simon. I bet we’ll never see him again.

Okay, that’s all I got. Now I must go face my co-workers who opted to watch the new 90210 instead of Idol.

My friends love me and sometimes they listen when I fangirl
Exhibit A:
I received a text message from Ames last night. Now, Ames has to listen to me go “Oh, I love David Cook, he’s awesome.” “Listen to this song.” “Okay, now listen to this song. Wow! Huh?” “I changed your ringtone to Bar-ba-sol now. I like it better than your old Led Zep one.” “Sorry, I didn’t pick up the phone right away because I love your ringtone.” Yeah, poor Ames!

So, she sent me this text last night:
E News just reported that David Cook just broke up with that other idol chick. I am sure you knew but I thought I’d let you know just in case.

Exhibit B:
Another friend (a misinformed one) sent me a text saying:
Dude, that the American Idol guy u love has a song on the new 90210.

After a moment I got another one:
Never mind, it was that little guy that got silver on the show. His song makes me want to be a better person.

I replied:
You mean that facetiously right? You mean his song makes you want to go pick up guys and hold hands.

Their reply made me blush.

Music of the Day – Cover Song Edition

Lucinda Williams – It’s a Long Way to the Top

1 comment:

Tricia said...

I love American Idol. Hearing Seacrest say, "This...is American Idol" was nearly as good as seeing the first pitch of the season. May season 8 be as entertaining as seasons 2 and 5, my favorite ones so far.