Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Knocks Me Off My Feet

I wasn't sure about this Taylor Hicks character for a while there. His initial audition was, eerily enough, the only one I saw (I'm not a real big American Idol fan, I swear), so I felt some sort of connection there. But he seemed old and odd looking; how could I trust such a funny looking mo-fo?

But then I saw the performance that will forever guarantee him a place in my heart, even as I ignore everything else he does and he gradually fades into obscurity. While fast-forwarding through a tape, looking for the "House" season finale (No, I don't TiVo. Asshole.), I came across an old American Idol performance. Curious, I decided to see what my old buddy Taylor was up to.

Sporting a hideous purple blazer, he started in the crowd and awkwardly danced his way up to the stage, herking and jerking this way and that, up and down steps, over to a wildly bouncing Paula, then back to the stage for the closer. I forgave all this because of his song choice: Living For the City by Stevie Wonder. Everybody go listen to that song, then picture a puffy, thirtysomething white-boy with silver hair wailing away on it: Aw, yeah.

Mr. Kubas: Assuming you are still alive and typing, I believe you requested to know what Stevie Wonder I have so we can compare, and hopefully complete, our collections. I own Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life (disks 1 & 2), and Talking Book; 41 songs in all.

Quick, name the Stevie Wonder song that should be class song for the class of '07! I'm thinking "Black Man."

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At 8:09 AM, May 25, 2006, Blogger Josh said...

ebony and ivory

At 9:15 AM, May 25, 2006, Blogger mayah said...

too high

At 10:00 AM, May 25, 2006, Blogger Amelia said...

remember when cline dion said 'looking back on when i was a nappy headed little boy' when she covered SW? i do.

black man, for a class graduation. love it

At 10:02 AM, May 25, 2006, Blogger Amelia said...

or higher ground would also be a good class song

At 6:40 PM, May 25, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

pssh more like


At 6:42 PM, May 25, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

btw, max,

i own...

song review: a greatest hits collection (both CDs)
songs in the key of life (both albums)
and some random singles

52 songs in all

At 11:12 PM, May 25, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

Really there's only one (Stevie Wonder) option: "Don't Drive Drunk" off his album The Woman in Red.


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