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Feb. 21st, 2007

I realized last night that Neil Peart should really record audiobooks of his various travel books because the cadence and timbre of his voice is beautiful.

I worked on my song last night and it was very frustrating.

Then I made a big ol' pot of (super!)mac n cheese & joined the legions of AI watchers on our respective couches.


I liked AJ Tabaldo, Blake (beatbox guy), Brandon Rogers, Chris Sligh (duh!!!), Phil Stacey, and Sanjaya.

The guy from Chesapeake that they erroneously compare to JT: I like that he's my hometown boy, but he kind of stunk.

Sundance: I wish you blew us away on a Moody Blues tune, dude, but you... didn't. Sad.

Mostly last night proved that you should kick off your time on the AI live shows with something FUCKING UPBEAT OKAY.

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summer_queen
Feb. 21st, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
AI thoughts
I agree with you on Blake and Chris, definitely. Sanjaya is an adorable little puppy dog, with a pretty voice, but last night he was ... well, it was unfortunate that he picked a song with the line "I don't want to bore you..." And Sundance, please don't butcher any more Moody Blues songs in front of me, please! Justin Heyward he was not, last night.

Upbeat definitely good. The schmaltz was killing me.
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: AI thoughts
I think Sanjaya has lots of potential, and I kind of want to see him come back for the re-attack. He's just green! They were all, frankly, bad last night, except AJ, he was the only one who I felt came out of the gates at a full run.

I really wanted to enjoy someone singing Moody Blues. I really did.
judithiscariot
Feb. 21st, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
last night i decided i wanted mac & cheese. (i'm pulling for blake.)
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
You probably want the good kind. I had the from-a-box kind. :-/
traceracer
Feb. 21st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
I kinda meant to watch AI this season and I forgot. It's the two night commitment that ruins it for me.
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
If I hadn't been flat on my back for most of the past month, I would have totally ignored it! But now I'm hooked. There's a reason it's so watched.
traceracer
Feb. 21st, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Oh I know, I was a sucker for the first season. Jody and I would sit on the couch watching avidly.
examorata
Feb. 21st, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
And for the next few weeks, a *3* night commitment!
I watch AI when it doesn't clash with something else I'm also watching.
binkitybonk
Feb. 21st, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
i don't want to go into a fucking upbeat song after talking about someone's dead fucking dog!

:D
bizarrojack
Feb. 22nd, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
hee hee
This is bullshit!
binkitybonk
Feb. 22nd, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
yessssssssssssssssss
leenacia
Feb. 21st, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Blake, Phil, and Sanjaya are my favorites so far. I felt bad for Sanjaya. He's so young compared to the others. I think he'll do better with some more performance time under his belt. And if he stops listening to his sister for song choices. There was a reason she was asked to leave....
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
I think I have decided that any song choice can be polished from a turd into a diamond, with the right combination of charisma and vocal talent. But I agree with you about Sanjaya. He just needs some training.
jsciv
Feb. 21st, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
I thought that Blake and Phil were the only ones who really wowed me. AJ was definitely not bad, and I did like Chris S.'s energy, but as far as vocals go there wasn't much out there that I really liked.

Chris R. (the guy from Chesapeake) would be a lot better if he were a little less spastic, and Nick Pedro would be a lot better if he were a little MORE spastic. And yeah, Sundance has been going downhill ever since his first audition. I really don't care about Sanjaya vocally. Great story, nice kid. But out of his element.

I'm thinking that the first guy is in trouble because I can't remember his name, and probably Jarod.

Half of the guys from last night will be gone in three weeks... it'll be interesting to see who goes...
snidegrrl
Feb. 21st, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Nick Pedro was all breathy. If there is one thing I hate, it's breathy singers!!! Unless that was another guy I deemed useless.
jsciv
Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
In the other clips of him singing, he's not so breathy. But he was all hunched over the mic and nervous, and that made him really breathy, yeah. That's why I think he needs to be more spastic: more energy will give him better posture (OMG I'm talking about posture...) and less airiness...
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lexensis
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:22 am (UTC)
Hi, i added you to my friends list that way you can access even more court horror stories if you'd like

-raven
snidegrrl
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
thanks! i am always glad to meet new people in the "neighborhood" so to speak. plus you play bass. :)
snidegrrl
Feb. 22nd, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
and, i added you back! :)
lexensis
Feb. 22nd, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
thanks and i am still sans bass until i can send it to CA for repair
mpeg2tom
Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
1) Your KIM single board computer icon rocks. I never actually saw a KIM, but I have seen the 6502-based "siblings" the AIM and SYM

If you want to see some scary old-school machine language stuff, check out the 6502 Notes "KIM-1 zine" from 1976.

I do have a Commodore PET here in my basement that I got in sixth grade...

2) Speaking of Rush, I initially confused Gwen Stefani's vocals with Geddy Lee when she first got popular. I should have my hearing checked.
snidegrrl
Feb. 22nd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Yay! You are the first person to comment on it. I didn't know what it was until I was randomly searching for Kim-related icons.
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