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I have less The Death and more like the end of the sniffles now. Which means I should be able to start the master cleanse on Tuesday. Yea! I'm waiting for it to warm up a bit more (only in New Orleans can you wait for it to "warm up" in January) before I start jogging again. It's cold! But at least I'll be able to detox.

I took the kid to the Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel today and it was adorable. I love the Chipettes! I want the soundtrack! I might get it for the kid for his bday and, um, borrow it.

Melanie came home today. We picked her up from the airport and went to have breakfast and had the worst waitress ever. She's even worse than that lady at the vietnamese place we go to that laughs too much and tries to guess our order and ends up somewhere in left field even though we order the same thing every time we go. She got me the Bleach DS game and we borrowed my gma's DS so that me and the muskrat can play each other tomorrow since it's his last day with no school. I can't wait!

New Year's Resolution 2010: Music
Week 1: Kris Allen

I'm starting my music quest. I deleted a lot of my safety albums from my ipod and replaced them with music that I've never heard before. I'm attacking one artist a week. This week I chose Kris Allen. Main reason being that I'm a little in love with Adam Lambert right now and I figured the guy that beat him must be amazing. Boy, was I disappointed. I haven't watched any of season 8 of American Idol. I don't watch the show at all, actually. Vocally, Adam Lambert knocks Kris Allen out the water. Now, I'm basing this off their American Idol songs. Adam has range like no motherfucker knows. Kris, um, doesn't. I really can't say it any better than that.

Yes, I can.

The songs that Kris chose, with his vocal ability, seemed like he was limiting the song. He couldn't hit the notes, the emotion didn't come through, and tbh, it was all pretty generic. The only song he did well enough for me to listen to it a few times was One Republic's Apologize. I never want to hear him sing Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone again. Adam, on the other hand, brought a depth to most of his chosen songs that wasn't there before. I prefer his version of Feeling Good to Muse's, which is what it was clearly modeled after. In some cases he did a better job with the song than the original artist. Vocally he reminds my of Jeff Buckley with a fuck load more flair. For me to say that says a lot about what I think of his voice if anyone knows how high I hold Jeff Buckley.

Comparing their AI8 songs I'm not truly getting why Kris Allen won. Maybe once I watch it (because I will) I'll get it. As of now I'm calling shenanigans.

Now I'd like to back away from Kris Allen, American Idol, and talk about Kris Allen, original music. I like his cd. I managed to listen to it twice today and by the second listen I knew there would be several more listens in the future. I can't even compare it to Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment, because that album is on such a different level from anything that's been out in years, there is no comparison. But Kris Allen's self titled is really good. He plays to compliment his voice, which he did not do with the AI8 selections, the beats are catchy, and I'm really getting from him what I like from people like John Mayer, Josh Groban, Jason Mraz, and somewhat The Fray. I don't know song by song how to break them down yet, but I will over the next few days. The real test will be a bottle of wine and dancing with the ipod.

At the end of the week I will give my overall opinion of him, as you all know how important my opinion is. Also, I'm looking for feedback for those of you who did watch AI8 and what you thought of him on the show.


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Jan. 4th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Kris Allen review
First, there is no need to use vulgar language in your reviews. Second I couldn't disagree with you more in your assessment of Kris' winning AI. I will agree that Adam is very talented, but in watching the contest on AI Adam managed to turn nearly every song he did into a scream fest. At least Kris tried to change things up with the songs he was given to perform. I do hope you like his CD and please when you write your review keep the language clean.
Jan. 5th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
If you had read the entry, I said that I didn't watch the show at all. I was basing my opinion strictly off of the audio of their performances. I do not watch the show, I do not watch tv, actually, except for things I can buy and marathon. I happen to like dramatic performers, which would explain why I like Adam Lambert more. I did say that I plan on watching the show and then reassessing my opinion afterwards.

As for vulgarity, I don't consider any part of my review vulgar. I used the word "motherfucker", and they way I used it was actually in reference to a Fall Out Boy hidden track that me and a close friend who reads my journal laugh about constantly. Besides that, I am vulgar. I curse a lot. I have no interest in keeping my language clean when I review music, a book, or talk about my life. I say fuck a lot. I say a lot worse. In fact, this would be where I tell you that I respect your opinion, as you should respect mine (and the way you commented, I would say you did) but grow some fucking balls and sign your comments. No one likes a pussy.

Jan. 8th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
this kind of makes me wish i had a really profane icon. but that's as bad as it gets.

MOTHERFUCKER! what a fun word
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
why is this person telling you to use clean language? they must not be a friend, is all i'm saying!


you are the rockin-est! xoxoxoxoxox
Jan. 8th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
I just really don't see the point of anonymous commenting. I respect other people's opinions, I have no problem being disagreed with. I never keep the language clean in my journal, the word "fuck" is on my user info. It's why I have a journal, to say what I want, not what I think other people are going to be ok hearing.
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
In the words of Kim Possible's twin brothers..... Hoo Shaw!

Seriously though, annonymous commenting is for weenies. Generally I've noticed that people who do it are so-called "friends" who don't have the balls to step up & tell you what they really think, which is ridiculous, because they are really not a friend if they can't do that. Like me & you can be polar opposites on some things but we both know it & respect it, end of story.
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Re: Kris Allen review
that's one of the things I really like about our friendship- also, if you don't agree with me you have no problem speaking your mind re: Don't Stop Believing :D
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