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.