OK, so where the heck did June go? The days sure seem to be flying lately, but lo and behold, I've actually found some time to sit down at my computer and write a Blog for all my faithful readers out there. So here it is...ENJOY!
Truth is, I've had many "Blog Topics" in my mind for the past week, so here's one big Blog sorta jam-packed with a lot of little tidbits that I've been wanting to share. We'll call it the MEGA-BLOG...
Soul2Soul 2007 - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
I had the pleasure of taking in the Tim & Faith concert last week at Scotiabank Place, and it was well worth my $100. First of all, Tim's just about as hot as they come. I'd have dropped $100 just to see him. Country's powercouple kicked things off by singing Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars", and it did that thing were the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end. I loved it. After that, Faith took over for her set, then Tim stormed the stage, and his set was by far the highlight of the night for me. His new song "If You're Reading This" brought tears to my eyes, and he didn't disappoint with favourites like "Cowboy in Me" and "Live Like You Were Dying". What a sexy, sexy man.
Canada Day Festivities
Q-Town celebrated on Saturday with a parade & fireworks amidst the annual Country JamFest. I'm on the Canada Day Committee, and I must say, things went off without a hitch, despite the downpour of rain that began just as the parade began, and ended just as we unfurled the gigantic flag to carry down the street. The fireworks were awesome as usual, and then I went on a rip (which apparently I should be regretting, but I barely remember it, so how can I regret something I don't remember?) The following day, the Committee celebrated with a little party of our own, involving drinking games (I hate being the 3-man), horseshoes, burgers & dogs, dirtbikes, hot tubs, fireworks, guitars, and toasted marshmallows. That's what ya call fun for the whole family!
I've almost got all the orange spray paint off my toes.
OH - and one word of advice - never mix Sour Puss and Tequila Rose. It looks like rotten strawberry milk. Very chunky.
Canadian Idol Thoughts
OK, so I can't provide indepth recaps for all the episodes I've fallen behind on, but let's just say that 2 of my least favourite contestants are still there: Montana Martin Isles & Tyler Mullendore. Blech on both of 'em.
Last week, Canada sent home Justyn Wesley *yay!!*, Derek Hoffman, Christine Hanlon, and Maud Whatsherface. This week, we said TTFN to Clifton Murray, Andrew Austin, Scarlett Burke, and Naomi-Joy Blackhall. No big surprises there, although I do believe Andrew deserved a better fate. He was probably one of the strongest, most experienced musicians of the group, but because he doesn't fit Canada's criteria of being weird-looking or super-annoying, he was sent packing.
With this week's performances, my #1 overall favourite remains Greg Neufeld. The boy's just soooo cute, and he sang a song called "Geek in Pink", and even though I'd never heard it before, he made me love it. For the girls, I'm a fan of Tara Oram - I like her country flavour - she's definitely Canada's answer to Carrie Underwood. The question is: Is there room for two Carries in the world?
The two that I previously mentioned as my least favourite are the judges' pets, though, and that makes me wanna puke. Montana, for instance, looks like she's a cousin of Beetlejuice, and I find her French accent annoying. This week, I laughed everytime she belted out, "Tanks for da memories" ... she's really gotta work on that "th" sound. And Tyler Mullendore actually sang one of my favourite songs this week with John Hiatt's "Have a Little Faith In Me", but Tyler still didn't win me over. I can't stand the sight of him, I think he's too cocky, and his voice, quite frankly, sucks! So of course, Jake, Farley, Sass and Zack blew sunshine up their butts and told them they were wonderful. Gag me.
My sentimental favourite as the competition goes on is Jaydee Bixby. He could be a young Elvis impersonator, if he didn't look so much like Nick Carter's little brother. But I love his schtick, and I'm a sucker for Elvis, so I'm definitely developing a little soft spot for Jaydee.
The guys are a much stronger group thus far; I think the girls have drastically paled in comparison. None of them even come close to being the talent that Eva Avila was last year. It'll be interesting to see who makes the Top 10.
That's all I've got for now...Have a good weekend, everyone!