Tuesday, April 24, 2007

American Idol Note

Blake is dead to me now.



kim said...

What did Blake do, sing "imagine"?

Chalicechick said...


Lizard Eater said...

OMG, I was totally thinking about you tonight, CC!!! As I watched Blake oh-so-sincerely, just-peeyano-playing, I thought, "I wonder if CC is watching this?"

Going back to your original post about Imagine and Baby Boomer attitudes of grandeur ...

I swear to God, a BBer in a church discussion last week, (regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders), said, "But don't you think we Boomers are going to take care of this in our lifetime?"


"Well, the way we've taken care of everything else. Because this is such a big issue?"

You've taken care of everything else???

BBer gives LE a patronizing look.

"Er, um, POLLUTION!" coughs LE.

And left it at that. Which, granted, was not the most eloquent rebuttal, but LE was a bit on the floor over the whole, "We're Baby Boomers and we've solved all the other societal ills" contention.

Chalicechick said...

Boy, some people just don't know the meaning of "pervasive developmental disorder."


kim said...

You all need to read the Fourth Turning. It wasn't the Boomers' job to get things done, but to imagine. Gen Xers are cynics. it's the gen Y who will get things done.

PeaceBang said...

But my sister said that Melinda tore up "You'll Never Walk Alone," which was our dad's favorite song, and his mother's before him.

PG said...

It's a bad song for anyone except John Lennon to sing, and it's an utterly freakish choice for the Middle America extravaganza that is American Idol. I don't know if it's the atheism, marxism, or one-worldism that would freak out people (aside from the atheism, including me) the most.

I like the song when Lennon sings it, but I'm afraid that has somehow to do in some obscure way with his being dead. Like (despite my agnosticism) maybe he's gotten to the place of his imaginings. Having a cornfed 20something sing it on an American Idol charity event (I have a minor loathing for these "push the button and we'll feed hungry people" things... if you can feed them, just do it!) makes it impossible to attach any sincerity to it.

LaReinaCobre said...

I like John Lennon's version, and I loved Jennifer Hudson's rendition of it several years ago. That one almost made me cry. I still listen to that 75 second clip on my iPod once in a while.