Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Charice on Glee - An Old Man's Thoughts

I have been bad mouthing Charice for a couple years on this blog since Oprah called her the most talented girl, which we all know she is not but she does possess the ability to sing other people's songs to a certain degree of capability.

She can be shrilly, and overly cutesy for my taste, which is impeccable. So when a friend passed along information that Charice will be joining Glee next season, my first reaction was "huh"? Then it turned into, "That makes sense. Let other 14 year olds will bad taste in music enjoy her massacring classic songs that I enjoyed by the original artists".

Now to go off on a bit of a tangent - Hey young America - get some originality. Quit taking the music I grew up with and recording it. Stop taking television shows like A-Team and 90210 and making them more current. And for God's Sake, I sacrificed and let you mess with the cherished Karate Kid. DON'T TOUCH TOP GUN!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Friend a Friend Lyrics

If you are like me, obsessed with lyrics from pre-K montessori classes, I bring to you the first in a series on lyrics of songs from Montessori school.

Part 1 in this multi-part series - "Friend A Friend". Not sure if that is the real title, but here it goes:

Friend, A Friend,
How do you do?
I give you my hand
I give to you

Round and round,
and round again
Now let's choose
another friend


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Charice's Album Drops and Sinks

Time for more Charice hating!!!

Again, I am sure she is a lovely person and I hope she has a happy, healthy life.

Oh C'mon Old America. I am not buying the crappy package you are selling. I am in my early thirties (for another month anyway) and don't care for a little puppet girl singing songs that no one like 10-20 years ago.

Her album was released at number 8 last week selling a total of 43,000 albums. It looks like all of the people who claim to love her didn't go out and shed any money on their hero. Amazon is even giving away "In This Song" for free. Compare Charice to Susan Boyle who sold over 700,000 albums on her first week.

She is no Bowersox or Taylor Swift. Even with Oprah's big push to get this girl some scratch, the nation isn't buying it. Please stop forcing Ms. Pempengo into our lives.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

America's Greatest Threat: Flip Flops

We are plagued in society by something in our society that I must addresss. Something that many are afraid to speak out against for fear theat they will be chastised or portrayed as biased or uncool. The demon known as flip-flops.

They are like nails on a chalkboard Living in Chicago, when the temperature rises above 60, a small percentage of men abandon their Converse and the majority of the female population under 30 strap on the foot thongs and parade around the city producing a thundering chorus of smacking rubber and leather on the pavement.

Are they functional? Minimally. They cannot be comfortable as I can barely wear them between a parking lot and the beach.
Are they attractive? No, they are repulsive.
Do they make a pleasant noise? Obnixious enough to make me want to drill pencils into my ears.

Plus, how could you possibly expose your feet like this on the CTA. tt is a filthy , nasty, musty, odor filled environment inviting fungus. You are playing with fire young America with flip flops. Find a shoe with a heel strap, some ankle support, and bring us back to the nation where flip flops are confined to Spring Break and gym showers.