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1/23: Chris Sligh Interview, one-hour results shows forthcoming

I meant to post this yesterday but I was starting to get ill and went home to sleep to try to fend off the cold. I feel much better this morning so I can finish this!

David Cook’s college tour takes him no closer to Atlanta than Macon April 8.

For those of you who had hoped for tidy 30-minute results shows, Fox is ignoring you. The Benjamins beckon, meaning one-hour results shows and for you DVR users, a happy excuse to fast forward. That hard working MJ has the entire schedule listed here.

I finally caught up with Chris Sligh Wednesday, the from-the-hip season six contestant who actually reads this blog. (Yes, he is still the only one I know who does. He even made a comment about my Nadia Turner interview last week.)

Sligh got great news last week when he found out Rascal Flatts was using his co-written song “Here Comes Goodbye” as its first single. It’s already getting some airplay on country radio. Rascal Flatts is one of a handful of country acts virtually guaranteed a top 10 single no matter what they release. Four of the act’s past seven singles have gone No. 1.

It can be heard here.

From a financial standpoint, getting songwriter credit for a huge hit song is a boon. (Just ask Ace Young for “Feels Like Tonight”). This might be the case for Sligh as well.

The song was just shipped to radio and has already started getting airplay. It’s a weepy ballad, about a guy who anticipates his gal breaking up with him and thinking about how miserable he’s going to be when she’s gone. It is a pretty song, even though it’s not really my taste. (I’m not a big Rascal Flatts fan.)

Sligh, who now lives in Nashville, wrote it with Clint Lagerberg, the man he wrote his own Christian hit “Empty Me” with. He said they wrote the song with Rascal Flatts in mind. “We knew they were going in the studio last year,” he said. “They’re pretty much the biggest act out there in country. Let’s try to write something and see what happens.”

He said he figured it was a major long shot. And Sligh admits country is not his favorite genre. “The fact it’s really about just great pop songs,” he said. “Then you can make them as country as you want. We came away from this song thinking it could be a hit.”

Lagerberg, he said, had a list of Rascal Flatts songs and they worked on titles that could work. “Here Comes Goodbye” came up and they fleshed out the concept. “Let’s treat goodbye as a person,” he said.

In the end, they figured, “women are going to love this.” (And women are the core fans of Rascal Flatts.). They had a guy Sean McConnell sing the song and sent it to Rascal Flatts management. The label heard it and put it “on hold.” That means they can get first dibs on it.

Several months passed and then they heard the band had cut the song. Then they found out last week it was going to be the first single. “It’s very rare in this town for unknown writers to get the first single,” Sligh said. “We’ve gotten a lot of press because of me being on ‘American Idol.’ In reality, nobody know who I am as a writer and nobody cares. I haven’t proven myself. This will be a chance to prove myself.”

Sligh is happy with his own career, the fact his first album has sold 46,000 copies and he got a top 10 hit out of “Empty Me.” “I’m like a kid in a candy store,” he said. “I get to do music all the time. It’s seriously the greatest thing.”

He is a bit flummoxed why his second single “Arise” hasn’t done well. He really thought it could be a hit and almost made it the first single. “But as I played it in shows, man, people didn’t respond to it the way I thought they would. Then radio programmers haven’t responded either. Man, is this one of those songs that falls between the cracks and doesn’t quite connect?” A third single is forthcoming, one to pop and one to Christian rock.

Sligh really went out and made things happen. He noted that’s not the case with every “Idol.” He said he has encouraged Gina Glocksen to get moving and they’ve written six songs together. “You’ve got to chase this down,” he said. “Finally, she’s caught the dream. She’s really working hard.”

Here’s a good review of the single.

Sure, there are likely to still be plenty of haters for this song but in the end, I haven’t enjoyed a Rascal Flatts single like this in quite a few years. It is much better than anything on the trio’s previous album, “Still Feels Good” and I can see why the trio took a chance on a couple of unknown writers (Yes, I know Sligh was on American Idol, for what? A minute?). If this single isn’t a huge hit on multiple radio charts, I’d be shocked.

As for video embedding, I hear that we are going to an updated version of Wordpress at some point and at that point, I’ll be able to do so. When they are going to do that, I have no idea.

54 comments Add your comment

JTesla

January 23rd, 2009
10:53 am

Thanks for the interview Rodney and Chris! It’s good to hear that Gina is getting prodded, I often wondered what happened to her. Let’s hope that “Here Comes Goodbye” does real well.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 23rd, 2009
11:01 am

thanks Rodney — hope you feel better!!

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
11:07 am

If you are reading Chris I am glad to see you are doing well. If you are living in Nashville and country is not your favorite genre you are in the wrong town young man LOL! Hang in there though once you see how much money you can make in country music you will have a change of heart. Country has the most loyal fans out there but keep doing your christian music as well. Good Luck Chris! :-)

Mike S

January 23rd, 2009
11:08 am

I was just looking at the schedule and OMG what pressure these kids are going to be under.

36 get through, and will be broken into 3 groups of 12. There will then be ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE to choose the finalists.

Previous seasons we had seen every performer three times by the time the final 12 was in place — this year ONE SHOT.

12 will perform and the top 3 get into the finals. WOW, talk about pressure.

After the 3 groups of 12 have given us 9 finalists, there will be a wildcard round where the judges will get to pick 3 performers to round out the top 12.

Not sure I like this.

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
11:08 am

One More Country Idol Tune

Kelli Pickler

Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”

Hey, little girl with your tangled hair
Your tattered clothes.
Your 15,
And you’re bound to bloom just like a rose.

You’re wishing that you had designer jeans.
Like the ones you see in magazines.
I know you’d give anything just to give in,
But you aren’t on a price tag, it comes from within.

[Chorus:]
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Just the way you are

Hey, there little home coming queen,
In that back seat.
I bet his brown eyes,
are promising you everything.

I know you want to be just like your friend,
But he’ll still love you if you don’t give in
If those girls are being honest that have been were you’re at,
I bet they’d tell you that they wish they had their innocence back.

[Chorus:]
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Just the way you are.

[Bridge:]
Still he left you for a girl that could be your twin,
If you were twenty-eight again.
Let him go (Let him go)
Let him fly (let him fly)
Keep your head up get on with your life.

[Chorus:]
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Just the way you are

Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Just the way you are

(Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re…)

Just the way you are

(Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?
Don’t you know you’re beautiful?)

harriett

January 23rd, 2009
11:09 am

Not but a minute to post this morning. Made it in to work in spite of a semi-sleepless night. Yes, JT, summer of ‘66 in Portland was interesting. And, I might even have been “mistaken” for one of the hippies back then. I had my guitar in tow everywhere I went, and there always seemed to be lots of folks around to sing and hang out. There was a coffee house in a warehouse somewhere downtown called the “Folk & Roll.” I played there a few times. It was a good summer.

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

Agreed Mike. They are not going to get much of a chance to shine. I dont think I am going to like it either.

JTesla

January 23rd, 2009
11:20 am

It is different, but I am going to hold off judgment until we are into the top 12. In most seasons I have forgotten about the chaff by the time we have the field narrowed down to 11 contestants.

Harm

January 23rd, 2009
11:24 am

KPH, thank you for bringing the music back to the blog! Nana, quote away all you want!

I saw the Joanna girl on Entertainment Tonight last night, when she was younger she was cast as Annie and was set to star on Broadway,then right before it was set to open they pulled the rug out from under her and cast someone else. I hope she does well on Idol! (that was cruel to do to a child) She has already had alot of rejection, maybe that will be to her advantage when dealing with all the pressure of Idol.

JTesla

January 23rd, 2009
11:38 am

Harriett, I can see it!

harriett

January 23rd, 2009
12:01 pm

LOL @ JT! Me, too–still!

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
12:39 pm

You are welcome Harm. I mean love of music is why we are all here right? This may post twice my posts are vanishing again today and then they reappear. I think David Copperfield is one our lurkers.

harriett

January 23rd, 2009
12:48 pm

KPH, mine have been doing the same thing for the past two days or so. I even logged off and back on in order to recover everything once.

Nana

January 23rd, 2009
12:58 pm

Chris’s song that Rascal Flatt recorded is great. The station I listen to is giving it alot of airplay. It will probably be another number one hit for RF.

Well folks, I’m about to head for home. This week has been a bit-h at work.

Keep the idol country tunes coming. I will try to post one when I get home.

Be safe, be happy, and always love the ones you’re with. Above all else, please be careful when you’re on the road driving. :) :)

texas toast

January 23rd, 2009
1:25 pm

For what it’s worth, Ace Young was a co-writer on Daughtry’s first single, “It’s Not Over”, not “Feels Like Tonight”. It also got him a Grammy nomination. But, yeah, being a songwriter on a smash hit is always a great thing. Congratulations and good luck to Sligh for co-writing the new Rascal Flatts song.

Linda Matson

January 23rd, 2009
1:32 pm

Ah, my friend beat me on that. Ace wrote “It’s Not Over”. He has some songs floating around that may be recorded by other artists, too. Good luck to them all!

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
1:55 pm

Seeing how we are on a country/southern theme today I thought I would share an email my Mom sent me.

Suthen-ism’s:
Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don’t ‘HAVE’ them, you ‘PITCH’ them.
_____

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up ‘a mess.’
_____

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of ‘yonder.’
_____

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long ‘directly’ is, . as in: ‘Going to town, be back directly.’
_____

Even Southern babies know that ‘Gimme some sugar’ is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.
_____

All Southerners know exactly when ‘by and by’ is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.
_____

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who’s got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor’s trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!
_____

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between ‘right near’ and ‘a right far piece.’ They also know that ‘just down the road’ can be 1 mile or 20.
_____

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol’ boy, and po’ white trash.
_____

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
_____

A Southerner knows that ‘fixin’ can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.
_____

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, … and when we’re ‘in line,’ .. we talk to everybody!
_____

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they’re related, even if only by marriage.
_____

In the South, y’all is singular, all y’all is plural.
_____

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
_____

Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
_____

When you hear someone say, ‘Well, I caught myself lookin’,’ you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
_____

Only true Southerners say ’sweet tea,’ ’sweet milk,’ and ‘light bread’ Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it — we do not like our tea unsweetened. ‘Sweet milk’ means you don’t want buttermilk. And ‘Light br ead’ is white bread.
_____

And a true Southerner knows you don’t scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say,’Bless her heart’ .. and go your own way.

To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southerness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!
_____
And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, … bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin’ to have classes on Southernness as a second language!
_____

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, all y’all need a sign to hang on y’alls front porch that reads ‘I ain’t from the South, but I got here as fast as I could.’

Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fahevah !

Now….. Shugah, send this to someone who was raised in the South or wish they had been!

If you’re a Northern transplant, Bless your little heart, fake it!
We know you got here as fast as you could.

JTesla

January 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

Since the blog keeps eating and regurgitating posts, how about one verse from a Golden Earring classic:

Help I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon’s been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I’ve gone too far
Help I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone
The place is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacon’s been moved under moon and star
Where am I to go
Now that I’ve gone too far
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone
Soon you will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 23rd, 2009
2:59 pm

Golden Earring!!!! JT — you just keep on surprising me!!!! I LOVE! Golden Earring!!!!!

JJ

January 23rd, 2009
3:29 pm

Good Afternoon all!!!

Taking a quick break from work…..just thankful to still have a job.

Anyways, I LOVE the new Rascal Flatts song!!! I think that shows real promise and talent on Chris’ side. Good for him!

You guys are too funny by the way, I have really enjoyed reading your comments. Thanks for the laughs on an otherwise somewhat stressful day. :)

Hope that everyone has a good weekend!

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

There is something wrong with this damn thing!! Rodney help!!!! Will it post or wont it post that is the question?

kelly&carriefan

January 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

Ha, I love the Southernness…and yes, I got here as fast as I could! ;)

As far as country tunes, here’s the perfect one for today:

Alan Jackson – Good Time (One of my faves… :) )

Work, work all week long
Punchin’ that clock from dusk till dawn.
Countin’ the days till Friday night
That’s when all the conditions are right.
For a good time
I need a good time.

Yea, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

I cashed my check, cleaned my truck
Put on my hat, forgot about work
Sun goin’ down, head across town
Pick up my baby and turn it around
Good time,
Aahh, I need a good time

I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
Time for a good time

HEY!

Pig in the ground, beer on ice
Just like ole Hank taught us about
Singin’ along, Bocephus songs
Rowdy friends all night long
Good time
Lord, we’re having a good time,

Yea, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Whew

Heel toe dosey doe
Scootin’ our boots, swingin’ doors
B & D Kix and Dunn
Honkin’ tonk heaven, Double shotgun
Good time,
Lord, we’re havin’ a good time

Cause I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Shot of Tequila, beer on tap
Sweet southern woman set on my lap
G with an O, O with a D
T with an I and an M and an E
And a good time
Shhheww, good time
I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Ahh, turn it up now.

A Shot of Tequila.
Beer on tap.
A good looking woman.
To set on my lap.

A G with an O, an O with a D
A T with an I an M with an E
That spells good time
A good time

Ohh, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
Time for a good time

Twelve o’clock, two o’clock three o’clock four
Five o’clock we know were that’s gonna go
Closing the door, shuttin’ em down
Head for that Waffle House way across town
Good time
Ohh, we’re havin’ a good time.
Ohh, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Ohh, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Ohh, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time

Ohh, yea, a good time.

I need a good time.

Yea, a good time.

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

There ya go K&Cfan get your country groove on!!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 23rd, 2009
4:24 pm

JJ welcome to the blog! Glad we’ve made your day less stressful — please feel absolutely free to join in any ol’ time!!! you never know what you might find posted here, LOL! and sometimes NOT so “LOL” too. But we’re always goin’ on ’bout sumfin’!

The other Jackson song i relate to is (well i THINK it’s a jackson & buffett song) is 5 o’clock somewhere. Gotta love the attitude!!!


The sun is hot and that ol’ clock is movin’ slow
And so am I
Workday passes like molassas in wintertime
But it’s July
Gettin’ paid by the hour and older by the minute
My boss just pushed me over the limit
I’d like to call him somethin’
But think I’ll just call it a day

Chorus:
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve, but I don’t care
It’s five o’clock somewhere

This lunch break is gonna take all afternoon
And half the night
Tomorrow morning I know there’ll be hell to pay
Hey, but that’s all right
I ain’t had a day off now in over a year
My Jamaican vacation is gonna start right here
If the phones for me
You can tell ‘em I’ve just sailed away

Chorus:
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve, but I don’t care
It’s five o’clock somewhere

I could pay off my tab
Pour myself in a cab and be back to work before 2
At a moment like this, I can’t help but wonder
What would Jimmy Buffett do?

Jimmy Buffett spoken:
Funny you should ask, Alan
I’d say
Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve, but I don’t care

Pour me somethin’ tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It’s only half past twelve, but I don’t care
He don’t care
And I don’t care
It’s five o’clock somewhere

Jimmy: What time zone am I on?
What country am I in?

Alan: It doesn’t matter

It’s five o’clock somewhere

Woodpappy

January 23rd, 2009
4:50 pm

KPH….Being born and bred in the deep South (Jawja), I loved the Southernisms…Have used em many times. ;-)

KPH

January 23rd, 2009
5:24 pm

Southern born southern bred and when I die I’ll be southern dead! Woodpappy :-)

Risa

January 23rd, 2009
7:39 pm

Those of us who follow Chris got a chance to listen to the demo last year, and the first time I heard it, I knew it had to be for Rascal Flatts (though he couldn’t tell who had it on hold). Beautiful music, perfect lyrics that most everyone can identify with on some level….Chris and Clint have written a great song.

everett

January 24th, 2009
2:26 am

To KPH:
Tell your sweet little mama “Thank yew” for her e-mail. And I’m much obliged to you for sharing it. I’m fixin to copy it out to give to all the folks up here in the Grayt Stayt of Warshington who claim they can’t understand me. I’ve always said I’m bilingual – I speak English AND Suthen. Even when I was a little girl I understood my Grampap when he told me that “chop” was spelled “Chay – o – p.”

This is the best forum I’ve ever read. The people around here get too busy pointing fingers and calling names, but Y’ALL are so courteous and respectful. I’d like to stick around till the end of the AI season, if I may.

JTesla

January 24th, 2009
2:30 am

Of course you can stick around, but us courteous and respectful?

Muahaha we almost have everett lured in everyone, just a little bit longer and you can go back to acting normal.

everett

January 24th, 2009
3:05 am

Well howdy, JTesla….gotta tell ya I LOVE suthen “normal”. How long is it till next Tuesday and more auditions?

Do any of the other fervent AI fans go through withdrawal when the season ends?

Gotta ask: why don’t we get to see all of the winning auditions? Is it because the producers can’t or won’t pay for the song rights? So often the folks who end up in Hollywood are complete unknowns to us….and the songs we get to hear all are the old tried and true. Hopin’ someone can answer this question. Thank you!

KPH

January 24th, 2009
9:53 am

Everett we would be much obliged fer yew to visit with us anytime. Just come on in and take yo shoes off and sit a spell. I’ll be sure to tell Mama you said howdy and yew preciated her email. Yewuns be careful up theya now ya hear. :-)

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January 24th, 2009
9:56 am

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linny@home

January 24th, 2009
12:03 pm

everett — you probably hit right on the problem — never occurred to me about the auditions, but they MAY just have to cut anyone from airtime who dies an unreleased (as far as copy-right) song! we know that often someone cannot do a song on the competition portion because of failure to obtain a release/permission…

see! another smart one enters the fray!!!!! you’re in everett!!! :D

linny@home

January 24th, 2009
1:54 pm

urgh … wonder if that was freudian! “anyone who dies an unreleased…” of course should have been DOES….

KPH

January 24th, 2009
2:32 pm

That it Everett and Linny they dont want to pay copy rights. Now I wont yell why didnt they show them at the TV when they show people at the end with golden tickets that were not shown auditioning. Wait though the clowns that cant sing that they do show are (trying) to sing copy righted songs. Maybe they dont have to pay copy right fees if the contestant butchers the song up so bad it is almost unrecognizable? Still confused….oh well.

KPH

January 24th, 2009
2:34 pm

Should have been (that’s) it. Woops

everett

January 25th, 2009
12:05 am

Hey there, KPH….I like your take on things. Not pay for the rights to songs when the renditions are unrecognizable??? I’m still laughing. What a great concept.

Have y’all been reading about Sanjaya’s “come-back”? Kind of embarrassing that’s he’s from my current little corner of the world. Always liked to see his do’s because hair is only hair after all, but I just wished someone who finished as well as he did could have been a singer.

So what do all y’all think….is AI a talent competition or a popularity contest?

flbravesgirl

January 25th, 2009
12:08 am

I loved the Southernisms, KPH! I get teased by all the Northern transplants down here for saying “fixin’ to”. It will be so nice when I move to Georgia.

everett

January 25th, 2009
2:02 am

And thanks to Linny@home – you confirm what I should have understood. How long does it take for the producers to obtain permission or pay for a copy-righted song? I don’t know what their budget is…how much do they usually have to pay for performing rights? Thanks!

linny@home

January 25th, 2009
2:10 am

everett, we’ve read a few times where someone actually practiced for competition and at the last minute had to change songs because they couldn’t get permission to use it. i can understand reluctance the first couple of years to be “associated” with something “like american idol” but… it’s pretty well established, between Kelly and Carrie, that there IS something to the show, and there’ve been some really good singers/performers come from the finalists. but there’s a remarkable (as in able to be remarked upon) and noticeable gap in some of the artists who are NOT represented. I keep waiting for someone to do a grace slick song, for example, but somehow, it never happens. **shrugging** who knows what the deal is.

everett

January 25th, 2009
2:22 am

Linny@hone – Wow…Gracie Slick…how I’d love to hear “White Rabbit” right this very minute. I appreciate your response.

You are absolutely right. There IS something to the show as evidenced by the examples you gave. On to next week…………….

linny@home

January 25th, 2009
10:47 am

everett — i’ve got the greatest cd — starship/airplane love songs — keep that cd in my car to listen to … i’m a slick fan since 1969, and to my way of thinking there aren’t many better female vocalists … phoebe snow, from a whole different genre, is another superb vocalist. my brain is failing me at the moment, there are a couple more that i put in that category that most people don’t even KNOW of, LOL.

Nana

January 26th, 2009
6:56 am

Good Morning. Well its Monday and another week is upon us so lets have the best week possible.

Today’s Quote: “Take a 10-30 minute walk everyday, and while you walk, smile. It’s the ultimate anti-depressant.”

All the Southerness on here really makes me proud to be one. Born and raised right here in Atlanta, which makes me an offical Georgia Peach!! You don’t find many Atlanta natives here anymore, but there are some of us.

I notice that we had some newbies on here to which I say “Welcome ya’ll and come back, ye hear?” We love having ya’ll here so just pull up a chair and sit a spell. :) :) :)

JJ

January 26th, 2009
8:13 am

Good Morning, All!!!

It’s a lovely Monday and it’s not that cold, so let’s be thankful.

Nana – love your quote for the day. Got another one for ya…I have been using this as my mantra for the last week as our company is going through some layoffs and it’s getting down to the nitty-gritty.

“Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere!”

Anyways, looking forward to some more AI this week…hopefully it will be great!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 26th, 2009
9:14 am

JJ I love your quote, and Nana’s too! But especially right now, JJ’s hits close to home! Gonna share that one with my niece, who’s going through a little bit of paranoid worry about HER job! Perfect timing, JJ :) !!

Looking forward to this week in AI-land, especially since I believe I understand this is the last week of auditions — want to see how the Hollyweird week goes… but I’m ready for the serious competition to begin!!!

And Deirdre — OMG re Lost… that’s all I’ll say for *now* !!!

harriett

January 26th, 2009
9:37 am

linny, I am “OMG” Lost, too!

Woodpappy

January 26th, 2009
10:11 am

Glad I don’t watch LOST anymore.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 26th, 2009
10:35 am

oh, woodpappy, it’s amazing! and i got back into it so quickly, LOL! Really looking forward to this season! and 24, also! Hubby and I were talking — just a few years ago, there wasn’t hardly ANY good tv — now, between the CSIs, L&Os, and other such crime shows (Cold Case, Without A Trace, Numbers, Criminal Minds, Bones, Mentalist, Leverage, Flashpoint, Closer, and more), and Frings, 11th Hour, Lost and the like, and the “guilty pleasures” AI, Ghost Whisperer and Medium, I hardly have enough DVR time to record and watch it all!!!

OMG I’m turning into a tv freak! LOL — 10 years ago, I hardly watched more than 5 hours a week, plus baseball (which I’m sort of boycotting right now) and the occasional football game, and golf when I want to have a quiet sunday afternoon.

ah well. i’ve earned the right to be a bit lazy, LOL, I’ve worked hard for 38 years now!!!

Nana

January 26th, 2009
10:39 am

JJ – I too like your quote. linny is right in that it hits closer to home. We all have to keep a positive attitude and pray that our new President can somehow turn things around for America. We can only take one day at a time. Remember these words: “Yesterday has passed; Today is the present and Tommorrow is today.”

Yeah, this is the last week of auditions and HW starts next week. WooHoo!! :)

Nana

January 26th, 2009
10:46 am

linny, do you actually watch all those shows? If so, more power to you. My tv consists of AI, DW, B&S, SYTYCD, AGT, Army Wives, DWTS, Batchelor and of course my soaps (All my Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital) which I tape daily. Don’t have time to watch them on SoapNet at night. If I did that, it would interfere with my other shows. Where would we be without TV?

JTesla

January 26th, 2009
11:02 am

Linny, all that TV and no True Beauty? What a shame. I don’t watch much TV, but I occasionally flip through the whole range of channels. I caught a bit of Gone Country this weekend, it was pretty good. Justin Guarini is almost too nice. Taylor Dayne and Sheila E are showing their age, but at least they can sing which unfortunately can’t be said of Tara Conner. Of course I’m not saying that Tara shouldn’t be on the show.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

January 26th, 2009
11:06 am

LOL JT, at some point, yeah, i watch most of that, and have to add, per Nana, SYTYCD, DWTS, and Dance Crew!!! and the finale of SuperStars of Dance is tonight — remember Robert the popper from SYTYCD? He’s still in the finals!!!!

JJ

January 26th, 2009
11:16 am

Wow…you guys do watch a lot of TV!!!!

Most of my shows are House, Fringe, AI, Heroes, Ugly Betty (total guilty pleasure, but it’s so campy I just laugh…it’s nice not to be so serious sometimes) Medium, and True Blood on HBO…other than that, I am usually watching Food Network as background noise to my daily household chores. I really do have to agree though, I am very glad that most shows are more original and better than usual. I got into True Blood because I read all of those books by Charlaine Harris. Lots of fun. Oh, and I am a total gameshow nerd…love Jeopardy. Absolutely love it.

rho

January 26th, 2009
11:48 am

Hey y’all. New blog entry up for a new week. Hope everyone is doing well. It’s an interview with Anthony Fedorov from season four in preparation for “American Idol Rewind” season four.