Thursday, February 19, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

I had a tough time choosing an assignment from Mama Kat this week. Everybody knows I hate American Idol. I'm too lazy to take a picture of myself. It would be too easy to write about my negative feelings about the NBA allstar game. I have way too many pet peeves to figure out my number 1. And since I'm a great brother, I never di anything bad to a sibling (cough-cough).

I decided to take on the American Idol prompt - what song would I sing if I were on American Idol. Let's see, I don't have a great range with my vocals ... and I love the Rolling Stones ... the choice of band was easy, but what song? There are so many to choose from, and I love just about all of them.

Should I go with an old classic like Honky Tonk Woman? It's a toe tapper, sure. But, it's a bit short, and the vocals aren't that tricky.

What about a newer song, like Mixed Emotions? Probably not popular enough.

Maybe a "war horse," like Start Me Up? Don't get me wrong, I love that song ... but I think it may have been a tad overplayed.

No, I think I'd choose a classic with some bite to it - Sympathy for the Devil. First, it's kind of edgy, even to this day. Second, amazingly it does allow Mick to stretch his vocal chops a little. Third, the ending of the song really gets the crowd going. Yes, I think this would be the song I'd choose ... although if you asked me next week, I'd probably choose a different Stones song.

13 comments:

blueviolet said...

I say you work on it a bit and then do a vlog for us. Yes?

Michelle said...

Lots of good choices!

PS: I hate idol too! :)

Sandi said...

I'd choose Waiting on a Friend.

Ink and Stone said...

Paint. It. Black.

El Padrino said...

try a non-stones song

Reverse said...

Archie's "Sugar Sugar"

Reverse said...

and for the record I did a research paper on, "Sympathy for the Devil" in highschool. Best bullshit paper of my life. Got me an A.

Dan said...

At least you can sing - unlike some of us. If it was me, it'd be the shortest song in history or else the gong show would be back.

I'm with blueviolet - go for it.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Good Luck. I'm not in the US so can see it, can't vote. But good luck!

Heff said...

"Just waiting on a friend"

Jeff said...

You would sing It's Raining Men.

Superstar said...

You and American Idol in the same sentence is making me laugh so hard, it's hard to type....

You sing...LOL OK, I would so vote for you!

Lisa said...

Whatever song you'd pick, I'd expect to the see the broom guitar. ... babspeapod