Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I know it’s only rock n roll but I like it

I once read that if a guitar fell off a cliff it would play ‘Louie Louie’ on the way down.  Maybe I should jump.

I love music. Actually, I consider my taste eclectic. Chicago blues, “Rhapsody in Blue”, reggae, big band, standards, most anything but opera (Phantom of the Opera was great but I don’t think that’s considered opera).

New stuff, old stuff, Coldplay, Elvis (both Costello and Presley) - It’s all interesting, relaxing, and enjoyable.

As a young eager school kid, I tried to sing and play. At an earlier age, I was turned down for the boys choir (might have been for the best?) then my family had to suffered through a year of trombone noises. After that I was on a I-want-to-join-a-rock-n-roll-band quest. I got a bass guitar but it didn’t come with any gigs.

A minor success (there were cute girls) was the high school glee club. Anybody could join. But later in the year when we tried out for the real choir, it was a short painful audition.

Well at least my life got tempered with some rejection. Rejection builds character but it didn’t help me carry a tune.

I just don’t know how some people can create music so well. It’s called talent I guess.


I do know how to sign-up for fan emails.  Yesterday my inbox had a nice message (with pictures) announcing that Sheryl Crow would be on QVC that night.  QVC?  Is that the shopping channel, I wondered.  I'm sure I have skipped over that channel before.

Last night I watched QVC for the first time and for a whole hour.  It was a fantastic concert with some interesting interviewing in between songs.

Her cover of Michael Jackson’s “I want you back” was the best.

Enjoy her new song called "Summer Day".






Oh this is NOT me but my initial reaction was; "Did someone record my choir audition?". (I’m just giving you the link cause it is soooo bad for your ears. I’m interested to know how long you could listen to it.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk4woNRD7NQ


I can’t blog

21 comments:

Bearmancartoons said...

But what was Crow selling???

TechnoBabe said...

Only rock and roll? Rock and roll helped this little girl open up and breathe it in. I breathed in the music.

lisleman said...

Did you get any rolling stones in your nostrils or throat while you were breathing? You must know where those words in the title came from.

lisleman said...

good thing I'm not in sales. Her new album has been released.

W.C. Camp said...

Yeah I like a large variety of music but prefer all kinds of Broadway stuff if I am not listening to Talk Radio. As for the delightful rendition of 'Oh Holy Night', I think we can now establish that those backwoods breeding experiments between Elvis and henhouse chickens failed miserably. Thanks for making my ears bleed. W.C.C.

Pseudo said...

I love music of all kinds, it helps swing my modds back in the right directions.

Gruff Guano said...

The 'holy night' cassette: 34 seconds, and then I suffered an epileptic seizure.

Gilz said...

I recently discovered the White Stripes and I'm loving them...

lisleman said...

sorry - it should come with a warning

tattytiara said...

Yeah I got as far as "brightly shiiiii" and didn't even hang around for the "ng".

lisleman said...

At first I thought this is stupid, it's a Christmas song and it's July. But now I'm glad I posted it in July because it could ruin your holiday spirit.

Cheeseboy said...

My O' My, how the great Crow has fallen. First she is "country" and now QVC?

Glad to hear you are a Coldplay fan though. Great taste.

Charlie Callahan said...

When it comes to singing, I couldn't carry a tune in an iPod.

unknownmami said...

Concerts on QVC? Really?! I'm shocked.

lisleman said...

If don't watch QVC than that's good. What a waste of one's time. The hour long concert was well produced and all they were selling during the concert was Sheryl's new CD. They had some special deal of course that was only being offered then. I sampled the album on itunes and might download two or three songs. The one in the above post is good IMHO.

lisleman said...

you could throw it high in the air to get those high notes.

secretagentwoman said...

I'm not particularly musically inclined, so I'm always impressed by my son's wide-ranging musical abilities.

lisleman said...

not your side of the genes then? Did his father have some music talent?

Mrs4444 said...

Yup--That was pretty horrible. Thanks. (I think.)

lisleman said...

you can count on me to provide what you didn't want.

Guest said...

No rolling stones in my nostrils maybe a foggy head though.

You're too young to be a true blue Rolling Stones fan.

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