Thursday, March 23, 2006

My American Idol thoughts.

Sivart brought up something I actually was going to write about today in American Idol, so instead of posting a comment, I figured I would make a post.

I am a huge music fan as some of you might know. I too was fooled by Daughtry's Walk the Line performance. I didn't necessarily think that he wrote the arrangement, but I thought that he surely had some input on it. I then found out on the Tony Kornheiser show the next day that this version had been recorded by the horrendous band Live. I guess that is why I never heard that particular version before.

I don't have too big of a problem with it because every song is basically a huge karaoke number and there are no true original performances. I do find it interesting that last week when he performed Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground, there was some mention that Daughtry’s performance was a version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers arrangement. There was no mention of this being a Live arrangement. I don’t think they are trying to mislead us, although Simon must have never heard the Live version because he gave gave him mad props for taking the song and “making it his own.”

In other Idol news, I was glad to see the Covais kid get the boot. I found that I could not watch him perform because in the immortal words of Susie, “his mouth makes me angry.” Just something about the way he pushed his lips out when he was singing turned my stomach. I am rooting for Paris, Taylor Hicks, Daughtry and for some reason I like the Pickler. She is just so na├»ve and ignorant, it’s irresistible. Although Tony Kornheiser has an interesting theory on the Pickler. Mr. Tony thinks that she is actually an MIT grad and this is all an act. Not sure about that, but would prove to be the greatest con of all time.

By the by, exactly which person or what band stole your song and turned it into a radio hit?


Travis said...

You misunderstood me. I accidentally stole their song. I had a little one written that I was fond of. Later I heard, "What is and What Should Never Be" on the radio and realized why the melody for the verses seemed so effortless. I had unintentionally robbed the greatest rock band in history.

Piccu said...

Oh, I see. Well, who cares, Led Zep stole all their songs from early blues pioneers. Everybody cribs melodys and rhythms. It's what makes music so great. Everything sounds so good and familiar because it is.

As far as I am concerned there is nothing you can do that is new. Every song has been written. Every song post 1985 is just the same song with different words.