Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Smell that?

Smells like *sniff sniff* second sock syndrome. It might be creeping into chez turtle. Only because I so want to finish the Mystery Tee. I want to wear it Monday! I do! I'm going to finish the back tonight, and cast on for the front. If all goes well, I'll have nothing left to do on Sunday beyond seaming it all up. I nearly finished off the back last night, but I didn't make as much progress at knitting group as I could have. Tuesday's are further away than my other knitting nights, so I lost time on the To and From. *sigh* 2 more stripes and it's done though. Now, a bit of a review. Some of you might know that I'm a bit of a reality show nut. I watch Survivor, Big Brother, Amazing Race, Blow Out (Jonathan is such an ass) and yes - American Idol. My favorite band of all time is Queen. And last night, the two joined in perfect harmony. Well, not so perfect as far as the harmony goes, but you know what I mean. Chris Daughtry really impressed me. I was so peeved that Simon was all disappointed that he didn't choose one of their "bigger" songs. Frankly, I was so proud that he had chosen a more obscure song ("Innuendo") than the rest! He did an absolutely fantabulous job! And Taylor too! "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" was such a perfect song for him. Paris Bennet, wow, "The Show Must Go On" was a great song for her as well, and I don't categorize it with all their "big" songs either. So I give her props for that. Now, please, somebody get Ace Young off my screen. What he "tried" to do with "We Will Rock You" was just flat out wrong. At least get the damn words right if you're going to change up the arrangement. Ass. You can't do that to a song like that. It's bigger than you, Ace. Kelly Pickler did an ok job. But really, if another amateur singer tries to sing "Bohemian Rhapsody" again (and Constantine didn't do such a great job, IMHO) I'm gonna scream. Just - don't. There were so many other songs she could have done. And whatsherface. Catherine McPhee - SUCKED ASS. She was off key, futzing up words, and just - gah! Bucky actually did a good job with "Fat Bottomed Girls" and I don't even like Bucky. But I did last night. Who else, oh, Elliot. Meh. He lost my support when he mentioned it was the first time he'd heard the song. It's freaking "Somebody to Love". If you were around in 1992 you heard the George Michael verision for the tribute concert most of that year on the radio, if not on MTV. I don't buy it. I missed Mandisa. I wonder what she would have chosen to sing. I'm sure she would have knocked it out of the park.

12 comments:

Erin said...

I can't wait to see the MT when you're done with it :)

I don't have anything to say about your Reality TV obsession. I haven't been into it since the 5th season of the Real World, ROFL. Okay, fine, I did watch Flavor Of Love, but it was like a trainwreck. Couldn't help myself!

Amy said...

I agree with you 100% when it comes to AI... I love Queen too.. You said it all.

turtlegirl76 said...

Erin - Flavor of Love WAS a trainwreck. I couldn't look away either lol.

Amy - I knew I liked you! But how disappointed were you that Brian May and Roger Taylor (I miss John Deacon *sniff*) didn't perform with them live? Wow, that would have been sooooo cool.

Rain said...

Noooooooooo it doesn't get aired here until Friday. I'm not looking.

Bezzie said...

Fat Bottom Girls is my theme song! ;-)

turtlegirl76 said...

See and I woulda thought it was "I'm Going Slightly Mad" heh.

Snarkdog said...

I'm an AI addict too. I agree totally with what you said.

Penny Karma said...

Yeah, I love Fat Bottom Girls too, but I thought Bucky really yucked it up.

Elliot was awesome.

Donna said...

We missed the show, so I only have seen clips of what people did. I've got to say, Ace sucked in his clip! I'm not a huge Queen fan so am only familiar with some of their stuff. I can completely believe Elliott may never have heard the song he sang. I'd never heard it. Of course, I don't watch MTV, don't listen to "pop" radio, etc. Yeah, I'm an old fart of 41! hehe!!

Rain said...

Well that was fun, watching a bunch of mediocre singers murdering my favourite bands' songs.

The biggest 'bang my head against a brick wall' moment actually had to be Paula - "The reason why Queen didn't sing it (Innuendo) live was because they couldn't sing it well" WTF?

I've always known she was a thick bint, but that really takes the biscuit. And a giant tee hee for Brian telling Ace where to go with his arrangement.

There's only Paris who can sing particularly well on this series.

Sorry to go off on a vent on your blog TG. I love Queen and think Freddie is the best singer I've ever heard.

It was wrong, all wrong.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh I'm right there with ya, Rain. Vent all you want. And I was so happy with Brian telling Ace where to stick it with his vision too!

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