Thursday Thoughts

American Idol went my way last night. Phew. Was a bit stressed there that Allison Iruheta would get sent home, but in the end Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds got the boot. I must say, watching KC & The Sunshine Band perform made me feel very old! In my day, KC weren’t no grampa. 😉

How is it possible that Disco Week made me feel nostalgic for the Seventies? I didn’t like disco when it was popular. I couldn’t do any of the dance moves. Utterly uncoordinated was I. And let me just say it’s a blessing that most of the Idol contestants updated the arrangements of the songs this week. If all of them had sung the Seventies versions, I would have “Erked” my way through the entire episode.

In case you’re interested (of course you are), Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Allison Iruheta were my favorites this week. Even though Danny didn’t change up “September” a lot, his voice was amazing. Although, I have to ask, since when has “September” ever been considered disco? Seventies music, yes, but not disco. Disco didn’t consume the entire decade, after all. As for Adam’s performance, I felt he got a little teary-voiced for my tastes, but I still loved his song. Thought Allison was Da Bomb.

Didn’t get any writing done yesterday. Youngest Son and I had to take a journey to a neighboring town. Piccies tomorrow. Driving home alone (whatever happened to my child?), I believe I was listening to the CBC. YS is always changing my radio stations! What does it say about me that my 18-year-old listens to the CBC while I routinely tune in the Top 40? Erp. At any rate, I caught an interesting interview on Spark about a computer program called BumpTop, designed by Canadians, I believe. Anyone heard of BumpTop? Anyone use it? It’s a program that changes the way you use your PC’s desktop. Apparently makes it act more like a “real” desktop, arranging your documents in piles instead of structured filing systems. If you have a moment, check it out. I plan to, after I finish the WIP.

It’s motoring along—thanks for asking! I’m looking at a week, maybe two, until I type THE END. When I do, there’ll be much fanfare on the blog, believe me. I totally love this book, but it’s time to move on to new projects before my 2009 Goals List starts eating itself from the inside out.

What’s your news?

2 Responses to “Thursday Thoughts”

  1. Edie Says:

    I watched the last 10 minutes. I just wanted to see who remained. Lil and Anoop were the right people to go. I know Allison won’t make it to the end, but I think she’ll be a big star anyway. Someone is going to pick her up. She’s got the kind of voice where she’ll still be singing and selling decades from now.

    My picks were the same as yours, but I’ll add Chris. I’m not as crazy about his voice, but love his arrangements. I suspect he’s a songwriter, too. Besides that, he looks like a shorter Brad Pitt, and the girls love him.

    Matt’s voice is right up there with Danny’s, but he doesn’t have the self confidence. During the critiques, he looks like a scolded puppy. I want to reach through the TV screen and pat his head, tell him “It’s okay, you were a good boy.”

  2. Cindy Says:

    Hi Edie,

    Great analysis. I don’t know what it is about Kris. Okay, I think it’s the little moustache. It reminds me too much of Youngest Son. I can’t take Kris seriously because of the little moustache. I know, I know, I’m shallow. Or maybe it’s his laid back attitude. He seems like a pretty content guy. Maybe he doesn’t come across “hungry” enough to me. Yeah, that’s it. That sounds much more intellectual than saying it’s his wispy moustache.

    However, I think Kris will make it to the final 3. At this point, I see Kris, Danny and Adam in the final 3, even if I’d rather Allison be there instead of Kris. Allison has been in the bottom 3 too many times. Her days are numbered, sadly.

    At one time, I saw Matt in the final 3, but Danny has a connection with the audience, IMO, that Matt hasn’t developed yet.