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Interview with Carly Smithson, lead singer of We Are the Fallen

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Former Atlantan Carly Smithson is making her first public singing appearance next Monday May 3 with her new band We Are the Fallen opening for HIM at Center Stage.

Smithson is one of the first “Idol” alums to sign on as a lead singer of a band that does not have her name attached to it. Three of the band members came from Evanescence, a group which had several hits back in the 2003-06 era — most notably “Bring Me To Life.” That’s a song Smithson sang on the “Idols Live” tour. She has been compared in the past to Amy Lee, who remains with Evanescence.

Smithson was originally known as Carly Hennessy and recorded an album with MCA in 2001 but it didn’t sell many copies. (An infamous Wall Street Journal page one story about the music business used her as an example.) After getting dropped from the label, she moved to Marietta from 2003 to 2005, a period in which she did not sing at all. But she did meet her husband Todd Smithson here when she was a bartender at Fado in Buckhead. They then moved to San Diego, where he opened a successful tattoo shop.

After her 2008 stint on “Idol,” in which she finished seventh, she moved to Los Angeles to record her album and make connections in the music business. A year ago, she met Ben Moody, who left Evanescence in 2003, through a mutual friend. He was already working on an album with two other former Evanescence band members John LeCompt and Rocky Gray as well as bass player Marty O’Brien.

She and Moody connected immediately, talking until dawn. “We were working on similar types of albums,” she said. And since Moody was seeking a lead singer, they had a meeting of the minds.

“It was very organic,” she said. “We started writing almost immediately.” She brought them a song she had been working on called “Bury Me Alive,” which was actually inspired by a visit back to Atlanta she made during the winter of 2008-09.

She said she made great friends here in Atlanta compared to many of the less than sincere denizens in L.A. “They were there for themselves, not me,” she said. “There will always be those people who will stab you in the back. That wasn’t the case with the people I know in Atlanta. They didn’t want anything from me. They’re just my friends. That’s what the song was about.”

She said she’s been burned before because she has a tendency to get close to people too easily. “I think everybody is a good person. I need to figure out that certain people simply aren’t.” Her time in Atlanta worked out well because she wasn’t an entertainer here and was able to cultivate relationships without that factor coming into play. She said in California she has gotten rid of the crappy people and kept the amazing ones she loves.

“Bury Me Alive” is the band’s first single, which just entered the top 40 on the active rock charts.

She is looking forward to playing at Center Stage. She hopes to one day perform at the Tabernacle, one of her favorite venues while living here. “It’s creepy!” she said. “I saw Flogging Molly there, Social Distortion, all sorts of bands. I love that old organ behind the stage. So cool!”

Smithson enjoys being a pure rock band. “I understand that Idol is a show that is very pop oriented,” she said. “I never for one moment said I was a pop artist. It was very important for me to stay true to myself.”

She said she had given herself one year in Los Angeles, successful or not. Fortunately, she ended up “with a major label and a great band.” And she handed back the keys to move back to San Diego.

Smithson is now on a seven-week tour. The album comes out May 11. She feels her “Idol” fans and those of the Evanescence boys are melding well. “We have a pretty huge fan base straight out of the door,” she said.

Knowing how sensitive she got with that Tacoma reporter a little while back about any reference to Evanescence, I waited until 20 minutes in to ask her about that situation. “I am in We are the Fallen,” she said, a slight sense of pique in her voice. “That’s basically my answer. I can’t speak about the past. I don’t know. I wasn’t in the band. It’s inappropriate for me to start talking about what went on the past. It has nothing to do with me.”

Though she did sound testy during that Tacoma interview, she didn’t believe she was being testy. “He just kept asking the same questions in a different way. I gave him an answer. Let’s move on!”

And with a sigh, she added, “I can’t stop people from writing about what they want to write about. I just have to sing and enjoy myself and enjoy my music.”

IN CONCERT
We are the Fallen, opening for HIM
Center Stage
1374 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
7 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010
$28 in advance
Ticketmaster.com, 404-249-6400

I was working on another story and forgot to check in on Siobhan’s farewell press conference. I’ll update tomorrow what she had to say.

– Early “Idol” ratings were up from “Idol Gives Back” but not by much: 19.4 million vs. 18.8 million last week. Among 18-49, it was 6.5/17. A year ago, the show was drawing about 24 million viewers and 8 shares among 18-49 at this stage.

Vote for the Worst, still unhappy to see Siobhan gone so quickly, has picked Michael Lynche as its latest pick. Their acidic but fair critique:

He’s arrogant, he’s cheesy, and he’s only around because he’s riding a wave of sympathy from almost being eliminated. Most people would’ve loved to have seen home go home in 9th place like he was supposed to, so if he even lasts one more week, fans won’t be too happy. People seem to really hate this guy, which just means he’s perfect to plaster up on our site. The hate for Aaron isn’t even half as big, so that’s no fun just yet. And whereas Aaron is trying to improve, Mike just does the same thing every week without listening to the judges at all.

-The Lady Gaga performance of “Alejandro” we’ll see next week on the results show was pre-taped last night.

-Jennifer Hudson is postponing her wedding with David Otunga, who is too busy with wrestling, according to this gossip report.

-Siobhan Magnus joins just three other people outside the final have gotten the pimp spot and got voted off: Lilly Scott, Melinda Doolittle and Anoop Desai.

- After the judges tried to keep saying it was a year for the ladies, the guys have outlasted the women save for Crystal Bowersox. We’ll see if she can become the fifth female winner but as some pundits have noted, you can’t count out Lee DeWyze.

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JTesla is normal

April 29th, 2010
3:05 pm

Great interview Rodney, a lot of good information about Carly. Hope she does well.

It surprises me that VFTW picked Michael. Oh well.

JTesla is normal

April 29th, 2010
3:06 pm

Rodney: minor typo in the title Carly is in “We are the Fallen” no ‘Not’ in there. Unless maybe you were thinking of typing Carly Smithson is Not Amy Lee. ;)

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

April 29th, 2010
3:06 pm

how relevant is VFTW now? *shrug*

Mercedes S.

April 29th, 2010
3:08 pm

Thanks, Rodney, for interview and great video! All she needed was fangs.

Rosita

April 29th, 2010
3:12 pm

Excellent interview, Roho!

Neg: A Fascist Inbred Klansman for Crystal

April 29th, 2010
3:12 pm

Band name needs to be changed to “Fallen”. Too wordy.

I think this is a great move for Carly, and I hope it encourages more Idol alumns to choose the band route. Going solo after the show with your name as the headline is very, very tough. Even though “Doughtry” took it’s name from Chris Doughtry, the fact that it’s a band instead of a one man show helped make him seem less Idol cheese and more street cred.

Rodney Ho

April 29th, 2010
3:45 pm

LOL JTesla! Yes. I think I had that in my brain. fixed it!

Highlander

April 29th, 2010
4:00 pm

Neg, …Doughtry?? Misspelled or reference to the amount of money he’s raked in since NOT winning Idol?

Highlander

April 29th, 2010
4:02 pm

Mike S, JT and Neg: As usual, you guys have made me laugh out loud a few times this afternoon! :lol:

Neg: A Fascist Inbred Klansman for Crystal

April 29th, 2010
4:28 pm

Highlander, what spelling were you looking for?

Harriett

April 29th, 2010
4:34 pm

Bye, folks. Have fun the rest of the evening. I am headed home. I miss Nana!

Rickster

April 29th, 2010
5:03 pm

Long week, folks. Can’t wait till tomorrow at this time.

Have a great weekend.

Mercedes S.

April 29th, 2010
6:11 pm

Got my new “People”, the one with Sandra Bullock gleefully hoisting her new baby boy on the cover. This is People’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue, and tha fairest of them all, Julia Roberts was supposed to be on the cover, but I guess newbie Mom trumps mere Beauty, especially if she’s been cheated on.

Two Idols among the Most Beautiful: Carrie, on a stamp-sized picture, and Adam, who commands a FULL PAGE.

Judy

April 29th, 2010
7:26 pm

I know I am late, but laptop was down. Glad Adam Jf. is gone just sorry I fell asleep and missed it. Really hate I missed live blogging. Again, glad she is gone and will take the screeching with her. I didnt like her performance Tuesday night and I see I wasnt the only one.

eagle

April 29th, 2010
8:20 pm

Make no mistake. Carly may be good but she is NO Amy Lee who is an accomplished musician of classical music. BTW…the REAL Evanescence is releasing a new album this year. Can’t wait. Amy Lee completely rocks the goth realm and Carly will have a difficult time making a believer out of me.

eagle

April 29th, 2010
8:23 pm

I hope the best for her and I’m sure she’ll do well but just as there was only one Elvis and one Kurt Cobain, there is only one Goth Queen….Amy Lee.

eagle

April 29th, 2010
8:47 pm

I missed the party today on the prevoius thread! You guys were hilarious…especially Neg! LOL!!! Just went back and was reading the whole Middle America theme. That’s a discussion that’s completely subjective and I guess I’m glad I missed it or would’ve had to pipe in!!! And JTesla would have called me on all the evils of my ways. :-)

JTesla

April 29th, 2010
9:06 pm

Eagle it is ok to be in the middle. By the way to continue your discussion: there is only one JTesla, only one eagle, one Judy, one Mercedes, one Rickster, one Harriett, one Negs, one Highlander, one Rosita, etc. ;)

However, you have a good point, Amy Lee is better at being Amy Lee than Carly is.

Harm

April 29th, 2010
10:24 pm

And there is only 1 Harm and I am also somewhat normal! The normal part could be up for debate!

Harriett, I’ll try to call Nana tomorrow and check on her and tell her that we all miss her.

I went to the doctor today and my arm is finally free! It doesn’t work too well yet. I heard for the 199th time ” you really did a number on that wrist” I was thinking that I already knew that considering the wrist was attached to my body and I was there when it shattered! Duh!!!

Harm

April 29th, 2010
10:28 pm

I hope the STUPY oil doesn’t get to the panhandle of Florida or anywhere else for that matter! I want white sandy beaches and emerald green water!

Deirdre

April 29th, 2010
10:30 pm

There’s about 23 Deirdres and Deirdre number 15 is the normal one!

Harm

April 29th, 2010
10:35 pm

Is that the same Deirdre that is purple with pink polka-dots?

Broken Arm Harm

April 29th, 2010
10:41 pm

I may use this name for awhile or not! I haven’t decided yet!

Broken Arm Harm

April 29th, 2010
11:05 pm

I’m tired and since I seem to be the only one here, I think I’ll take my abnormal somewhat normal self to bed to sleep. I don’t think insomnia will be a problem!

Broken Arm Harm

April 29th, 2010
11:08 pm

24/7esla is not even here!

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

April 30th, 2010
12:24 am

JTesla

April 30th, 2010
1:00 am

Oh I’m here… but I need to change it up every once in a while making you think that I’m not here. I like “Broken Arm Harm” has a nice ring to it.

Heather MacDonald

April 30th, 2010
6:57 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. Carly was not my favorite on Idol, but I think I could grow to like this incarnation. I can completely see me singing this song. Hope she does well with this band. It’s not like Amy Lee has done anything of note lately!

Deirdre

April 30th, 2010
7:55 am

Morning!

Here’s a little something about some of our Idols getting tattooed together:

http://wonderwall.msn.com/tv/four-american-idol-finalists-get-tattoed-together-1549723.story?GT1=28135

Nutmeg?

April 30th, 2010
8:19 am

That is one mother of a creepy video.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
8:26 am

Good morning, all. I am SOOOOOOO glad that it’s Friday. Sure wish I had a three-day weekend!

Harriett

April 30th, 2010
8:29 am

Good morning all. It is Friday, and that’s good news to me. This time of year my office lets out its collective breath and says, “aaah.”

Tatts are a part of life these days, but I can’t help but think there may be buyer’s remorse down the line someday.

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
8:36 am

TGIF!!!!!

I have to admit, I was quite back and forth about Carly when she was on the show. Loved her one week, absolutely hated her the next, etc etc. Her singing was such that it was either absolutely haunting and brilliant or totally grating on my last nerve, there was never any in between with her.

That said, this song is absolutely the haunting and brilliant Carly. Just hearing this has been enough to convince me to give the album a try, and in the music biz that is the key to a success. if you can land the hook with that first single you open the door to future success.

I think this was a brilliant move by Carly too. I think a “Carly Smithson” album would have been met with a big ‘MEH’ no matter who the backing musicians were. By making this a band effort, this group has melded two decent fan bases into one base that may just land them a solid top 10 debut.

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
8:37 am

LOL Harriett – I too think that in 30 years there will be some very scary scenes in nursing homes and ‘adult’ communities across this land.

Woodpappy

April 30th, 2010
8:43 am

Morning All ! Thank goodness it’s FRIDAY… I really liked Carly, Tats and all. Hope she does well.

Neg: A Fascist Inbred Klansman for Crystal

April 30th, 2010
8:53 am

Not everyone is aware that Siobhan happens to be a fervent environmentalist outside of the Idol bubble. For those of you who would like to see some pre-Idol Siobhan footage, here’s a short video clip to check out. You’ll see her at about the 1:40 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFUDEmMjC-c

Rosita

April 30th, 2010
9:11 am

Anent the fact that there is only one of each of us, here’s a contradictory song and singers title from way way back:
“There’s Only One of You,” by the Four Freshmen.

Watch out or I’ll warble it. I still remember all the words. “There are ninety-nine kinds of candy bars. . . ” :-)

Woodpappy

April 30th, 2010
9:24 am

Ok, Rosita don’t believe I have ever heard that one…

wreckedpizza

April 30th, 2010
9:25 am

Nutmeg?, I agree that is a creepy video but I like Carly a bunch. Hope she has huge success.

I would settle for a normal, two-day weekend, Rickster. Gotta work tonight so I’ll only get Saturday night off. Not gonna complain too much though. Lot of co-workers were permanently laid off at the first of the year.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:25 am

I still hoped that Carly would have sung a song on which Grace Slick sang vocals.

Carrie gets a postage-sized pic and “The guy that finished second to Kris Allen (you know, Kris, the guy that actually won?)” gets a full page?

Just another reason for me to forgo People magazine for another (516th) week (in a row.)

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:26 am

warble away Rosita! :-)

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:28 am

People has a magazine?

Who knew?

They don’t sell avante-garde stuff like that here in Middle America.

and yet, I had Siobhan ranked #1 this week. How wierd….

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:30 am

Also, someone let the nurse know I let my Corn Flakes get mushy again. At least I didn’t make a Siobhan poopy

I hate mushy Corn Flakes.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:30 am

IF AI is still around next year, and IF I still watch, I hope they’ll have Miranda Lambert as mentor for country week.

She doesn’t have the voice of Carrie or Martina, but the girl can flat-out sing and write some amazing songs!

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:32 am

Miranda Lambert is the actual talent Taylor Swift wishes she could be.

Luckily Taylor has a lot a green stuff to console her. She can console herself all she wants too – just don’t let her sing LIVE! Talk about your pure studio creations.

Rodney Ho

April 30th, 2010
9:35 am

I love Miranda, too. And she knows all about reality shows, having done a Daughtry on “Nashville Star.”

I’ll post the People photos soon.

And yes, that Carly song “Bury Me Alive” is pretty good. I hope active rock radio embraces it. I plan to attend the show Monday and I’ll post photos and video.

Woodpappy

April 30th, 2010
9:36 am

As in Milli Vanilli (?)

wreckedpizza

April 30th, 2010
9:37 am

Sources tell me that in 2011, former contestant John Stevens will mentor the others during Sinatra/Standards week.

Okay, I made that up but why not? Makes more sense than Shakira performing during Shania Twain week (and Shania NOT performing)!

kelly&carriefan

April 30th, 2010
9:39 am

Hey y’all!

I liked Carly, but I wasn’t necessarily a fan. I do have to agree with Mike. I think it was smart of her to be a lead singer in a band. Carly Hennessy didn’t make a splash, I don’t think Carly Smithson would have…even after Idol. I honestly think that the more “rock” contestants would be better suited to join a band.

Broken arm Harm does have a nice ring to it. I do hope you’re going better and are back to full-speed blogging soon!

Speaking of full-speed blogging, Nana, if you’re reading this, hope you’re feeling better and can join us again when you can.

As far as normal goes, I have my moments. But then again, don’t we all?

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:39 am

Glad to know I’m not the only Miranda fan Mike $.

I’ve got her on my Pandora radio, and there’s not a song I’ve heard of hers that I’ve not (at least) liked.

Heard one the other day on the way home about her visiting her old childhood home, and talking to the current owner, trying to remember what her life was like before it crashed. ABSOLUTELY stunning.

She didn’t even win Nashville Star, and yet the record company let her write almost all of the songs on her first release. The girl is one of the best in the business.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:41 am

Channeling my inner JT….

K&CF: Speaking of full-speed blogging, Nana, if you’re reading this, hope you’re feeling better and can join us again when you can.

Like Nana could join us when she couldn’t? :-)

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:44 am

OH, BTW it is DATE NIGHT for Mrs. Mike and I — woohoo — going to see Michael McDonald in concert at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Very excited about that.

For those who are not from Middle America, Michael McDonald is the former lead singer of the Doobie brothers and also a member of Steely Dan. He also has penned numerous hit songs for artists as varied as Patti Labelle, Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, and Van Halen.

Taylor Hicks sang Michael McDonald’s ‘Takin it to the Streets
during his run on American Idol.

Gonna be a great night of Blue-eyed Soul!

kelly&carriefan

April 30th, 2010
9:45 am

LOL, Rickster, very good point. Haven’t had my morning coffee yet…

BTW, I looooove Miranda! and the song you’re talking about Rickster is The House That Built Me. It’s her current single. I love that song. And a tidbit, Kelly covered it in one of her pre-shows. She did really good with it. It’s on youtube if you’re interested.

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:48 am

Good one WP!!!! And may I add, Shakira was a total Twain-Wreck in that performance.

;D

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:50 am

Shakira is Spanish for “easy on the eyes but hard on the ears.” :-D

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:51 am

I really wish Kelly would dwelve into country a little more. I love her current stuff, but some of the country dabblings she has done have been fantastic.

with her grit and rock vibe, she could in my opinion pull off a cross-over country/rock album that would be on par with anything people like trace atkins, toby Kieth, Big & Rich, etc etc have done.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
9:51 am

Thanks for the song title K&CF!

Rosita

April 30th, 2010
9:53 am

(By popular demand, kinda’)
“There are ninety-nine kinds of candy bars
Heave knows there must be a million stars
Lots of candy bars, ’bout a million stars
But there’s only one of you.

(Sparing you extra verses b.c. I’ve forgotten them)
Chorus:
So tell me
That you’ll always care
And tell me
Your love is mine alone to share
If you leave me I’ll be the lonely one
Don’t you know you’re my one and only one
But there’s only O-N-E. . . of you!

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
9:58 am

Speaking of Shakira, just an aside here – A lot of people were scratching thier heads when she quoted Roosevelt on the show, but she was indeed right:
the quote “Keep your eyes on the stars, but your feet on the ground” was from Theodore Roosevelt.

But i would also like to use another Teddy Roosevelt quote for Shakira as she joins the people protesting Arizona’s new immigration law:
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”

BTW, i find it amusing that all these people are up in arms over this new law in Arizona — a law that in its entirity is only this: “All Arizona State and Local law enforcement are directed to fully enforce all current U.S. Immigration Laws to thier fullest extent”. I find it amazing that people are upset because a state is telling its police to ACTUALLY ENFORCE THE FRIGGIN LAW!

kelly&carriefan

April 30th, 2010
9:59 am

Mike, I agree with you. Kelly doing country would be awesome, maybe she will at some point, perhaps post-RCA? Her duets with Reba on Because of You and Does He Love You (which she also did with Martina at CMT Giants: Reba) were fantastic. My bias is showing, but I don’t think there’s anything she can’t sing…

BTW, if you want a chuckle, go to youtube and search for “Kelly Clarkson Six Flags”. She did Christmas shows at Six Flags Over Texas pre-Idol (2001) and she had some moves. ;)

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
10:04 am

At the risk of veering the conversation back to a current AI topic, I heard on the radio this morning that a report is circulating that Crystal & her boyfriend are actually hubby & wife – having married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Neg: A Fascist Inbred Klansman for Crystal

April 30th, 2010
10:07 am

Mike, if you were more sophisticated and nuanced you’d understand why the law is unjust, but since you’re just a bible-thumping hay-seed (i.e., Middle-American) you just don’t get it. It’s above your sophistry, so just go plow a field and stop acting like you’re capable of thinking on an Upper-American level.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
10:09 am

There’s a marriage that’ll last!

Somebody ought to do a study as to the average length of marriage from a Las Vegas wedding. I’d venture to guess that it’s less than 3 years. But that just a guess.

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
10:12 am

Definitions by Rickster:

Conservative: Someone who thinks that they know what is best for them and – if left to their own devices – will work hard to make it happen.

Liberal: Someone who believes that they know what is best for you – and the fact that you don’t realize that they know what’s best for you just proves to them that they know what is best for you.

kelly&carriefan

April 30th, 2010
10:24 am

:shock: Perhaps I’m a “log cabin-er” and don’t even know it?! ;)

Rosita

April 30th, 2010
10:32 am

It’s not about where you get married, it’s about how.

KPH

April 30th, 2010
10:35 am

I love Michael McDonald Mike and have seen him several times live. What a powerful voice. You guy’s have a great time!

kelly&carriefan

April 30th, 2010
10:38 am

I don’t know about that, Rosita, some can’t get married everywhere. ;)

(Just meant as a joke, not really opening up the marriage/civil unions/whatever debate today… :D )

KPH

April 30th, 2010
10:44 am

Hayseed? So Mike when are you going to start sprouting it’s spring you know. I guess I am a hayseed as well. :-)

Rosita

April 30th, 2010
10:52 am

I hear ya, k&cfan!!! :-)

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
11:08 am

True, Rosita. But I’d venture to guess that the same level of planning/thought that goes into getting married in a Vegas wedding also goes into actually being married.

A “Hey, why don’t we” impulsiveness does not lend itself to a long-term stable relation able to weather the trials that inevitably come.

After all… it worked so well for Britney Spears the first time around. :-D

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
11:10 am

K&CF.. I LOVE Log Cabin Syrup! :-D

Rickster

April 30th, 2010
11:13 am

Was listening to my “Women of Country” channel on Pandora Radio, and they played Jordin Sparks’ version of “Broken Wing.”

Not as good as the original – or Carrie’s version, but it was still pretty good!

Harriett

April 30th, 2010
11:26 am

Swifties are all over Columbia today. Taylor is appearing at our Colonial Life arena tonight. Tomorrow is Carrie. Sorry, KCF. I did not win tickets last night for Carrie’s show.

Deirdre

April 30th, 2010
11:30 am

I feel so proud to have started the “middle America” discussion yesterday! Every now and then I come up with a good one!

And kudos to the state of Arizona for deciding that it’s time to enforce the law!

Other than that, I’m putting the newlyweds on a plane this afternoon and sending them back to Boston. The wedding festivities will officially (and FINALLY) end! Thank you very much!

Mercedes S.

April 30th, 2010
11:34 am

Bad Arm Harm, good luck in getting your arm back. Four years ago my favorite niece couldn’t attend my oldest son’s wedding because of freak accident. She was returning from a July 4th neighborhood do and intended to enter the kitchen through the garage, her arms full of empty GLASSES and CROCKERY. She turned a switch to close the garage door, everything went pitch black, she stumbled on some kids shoes, dropped what she carried, which broke, and she landed on top of the broken stuff. Her left hand and arm were basically slit openand she almost bled to death. She’s still not healed.

JTesla is normal

April 30th, 2010
11:40 am

I’m a bit surprised, and disappointed, that Mike S. and Deirdre aren’t joining me in my boycott of all things Arizona. How dare Arizona enforce federal law! Now, I could always use my considerable energy to have said law changed, but no, I’d rather just boycott those that follow the law. It’s a lot easier for me to do that.

Crystal married? Before Tuesday I didn’t even know she was dating. I didn’t care, but I didn’t know either.

Siobahn got a IX tattoo because 9 is so important to her… like the fact that she was born in a year divisible by 10? Paint chips folks, I was correct all along.

Neg: A Fascist Inbred Klansman for Crystal

April 30th, 2010
11:47 am

Siobhan performed House of the Rising Sun on Ellen, and did a brilliant job. It’s amazing when she picked the right songs, with the right vocal range for her voice, without the appalling shriek gimmick and all the distracting theatrics, just how much better she sounded and performed.

Often times less is more, and if she stuck with that motto for this entire competition she’d probably still be around. Moving forward, do as the Great and Mighty Neg says, Siobhan: Minimalism is the key.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX3VptizC9A

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
11:49 am

Not only that JT, but she was born in 1990 which add up to 19!!!!!! Which is the name of the production company that produces idol! and is divisible by.. well by nothing, it is a prime number, which in and of itself ties it to 9, which is divisible by three which is a prime number!!! and prime time starts at 8 (or 7 CT) which is one less than nine, and is divisible by 4 which is not a prime number, and ……

yep, paint chips.

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
11:50 am

@Harriett: Swifties are all over Columbia today. Taylor is appearing at our Colonial Life arena tonight. Tomorrow is Carrie. Sorry, KCF. I did not win tickets last night for Carrie’s show.

I think all the Swifties should be required to attend Carrie’s concert and then compare the performances. The comparison could be one question: Which singer actually sounded decent and sang on key?

Mike $

April 30th, 2010
11:58 am

Thanks for the link Neg. THAT was the Siobhan we all fell in love with originally. The only complaint at all was her ehorrid breathing technique — if a vocal coach can ever get her to stop that annoying sucking in before each verse she will be unbelievable instead of simply amazing.

I also was happy to see her with her hair normal instead of the horrid birds nest hairdo’s the Idol makeup people were putting on here. Her outfit was also well within her quirky style but not silly looking like many of her performance get ups on the show.

All in all a very good performance.

With the write songs and coaching, she could put out an absolutely amazing album. Songs in that vein with a small sprinkling of “THINK” type songs (Her one true excellent “Scream” song) would be perfect.

Deirdre

April 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

Thanks Neg! That’s the Siobhan we all thought was Crystal’s only competition. What happened to her?

Rodney Ho

April 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

New blog entry with comments about Siobhan…

Rodney Ho

April 30th, 2010
12:05 pm

I mean, comments FROM Siobhan.

Rickster is thinking of changing his name to 'Arizona'

April 30th, 2010
12:09 pm

Less is more, Neg. Less is more.