Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eleven 2 Nine

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
American Idol performance show on March 30 featured songs by Elton Johnny. Singing an Elton John song is a difficult task because he sings them so wonderfully. How do you think everyone did? Here are my notes in order of performance:

1: Scotty with guitar, Country Comfort, my favorite song by him so far. (B-)
2: Naima goes reggae, loved it, made it her own. (A-)
3: Paul tries Rocket Man, OK, but actually not OK. (C)
4: Pia sings yet another ballad, every week seems the same, getting old. (B+)
5: Stefano sings an excellent karaoke version of Tiny Dancer. Not great. (B)
6: Lauren attempted Candle in the Wind, nothing special, didn't do it for me. (B)
7: James leads an OK singalong version of Saturday, not my fav of his. (A-)
8: Thia sang Daniel, just barely OK, nuthin spec, average karaoke, pitchy. (C+)
9: Casey, Your Song, really nice, loved it, nice new look too. (A)
10: Jacob sang Sorry and that's what it was, way too overly dramatic, lusky. (D)
11: Haley with Benny and the Jets, started loungy, weak imitation, jets crashed. (C-)

Bottom Group Wish List: Thia, Haley, Jacob. Sorry!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eleven 2 Ten

Ryan John Seacrest: The Next Johnny Carson
Ryan Seacrest will once again play host to American Idol. As a child, young Ryan would always have a little microphone and "do shows" at his home. On his next show, we will go from 11 to 10 finalists. The Top 10 finalists get to go on tour this summer. Who do you think will be eliminated this week? Going out on a limb, I predict Haley Reinhart will not make the Top Ten. Sorry!

A one-of-kind Ryan Seacrest tapestry

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Moon Units

Do moon people irrigate their crops?
This is another addition to my blog's Art Gallery (which combines nicely into: Art Bloggery). This picture, called Moon Units, shows the surface of the moon during an eclipse. If you look closely, you can almost make out what look like fields of crops being grown by moon people. The question NASA scientists are pondering: Do these moonfolk use irrigation techniques to water their crops? Seeing is believing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Top Twelve

Randy Jackson in his previous life
We are down to our Top Twelve on Season 10 of American Idol. Who do you think will be sent home this week? At this point, which contestants do you think will end up in Final Three? The Top 12 will be singing songs from the year they were born. (Currently the average age is: 21.)
Click on the "Top Twelve" title (above) to log your predictions and comments about this week's action.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Americ Anidol

There's always room for JLo
It's time 4 the Top Thirteen remaining American Idol contestants 2 once again sing to stay in it. We're now down 2: Ashthon, Casey, Haley, Jacob, James, Karen, Lauren, Naima, Paul, Pia, Scott, Stefano and Thia.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Getting Organized

It must be that time of year (and our lives) to go through everything in preparation for a garage sale to be held sometime in May. No nook or cranny is immune to a review of questions such as: Do we want it? Do we need it? Do we use it? Does it fit? Instead of thinking of it as getting rid of things, we are viewing this project as freeing up space, in our home, in our minds, and in our lives. Having a garage sale on the horizon really works well for wanting to continue the purging process. As a reward for going through another pile of stuff, I get to do an occasional blog post.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another Season

Point Man: Steven Tyler
The American Idol end-game begins again in this first week of March. Twelve guys perform on Tuesday and twelve girls reciprocate on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, we will most likely go from 24 down to the Top 20. Kit and I already have some favorites, and some nicknames, but will leave that for the comment section below. Please feel free to let your initial thoughts be known on this year's competition and judging.