Thursday, August 31, 2006

Rock Star Supernova

Dixie Belle sent me a copy of her William Faulkner Writing Competition award winning short story Decoration Day. I took it with me to read at lunch yesterday, and was blown away. What a delightful childhood tale, told from the perspective of a little girl from a small southern town. I won't say anything more about it, other than it took hold of me and didn't let go. This was about normal people having normal problems, unlike my stories of the insane, incredibly disturbed, or just outright despicable. I'm not knocking it, but I would be challenged to write an engaging tale about normal folks.

I've discovered iTunes lately, roughly two or three years behind the trend. But when I do something, I do it large. My library of music is currently 4.5 gigabytes, or 1424 songs. If I play them all back to back it would take 3.4 days to go through the whole collection. And I'm just getting warmed up.

I don't know if anyone out there watches Rock Star, but apparently Supernova is looking for a lead singer. Who is Supernova? They are a composite of Tommy Lee--and we all know who he is don't we?--from Motley Crue, a guy named Gilby from Gunz n Roses, and some other guy from Metallica. Sorry, I'm not in the mood to look them up. This is a blog, not a breaking news site.

I just assumed Tommy Lee would be a raging prick, but as it turns out, he's a really nice guy--or so he seems. Not that it matters. The other guys are pretty cool too. Nothing like you would think if you have my kind of prejudices.

Anyway, the front runner of the competition is an out-of-this-world-rock-and-roll sweetheart called Dilana. I've never, and I mean never, heard a woman belt out a rock and roll tune like she can. She will win. Unfortunately, she really messed up by saying negative things about her competition, which landed her on the chopping block. Still, you should hear her sing. She can scream like Sam Kinison, and carries a melody like Gwen Stefani. She's everything you could want in a rock and roll lead singer.

You can view her performances somewhere online. Maybe I'll update with some links to her best, but you have to hear the song she did on Tuesday. Another woman earlier had shredded it to ribbons.

Tuesday isn't available yet, but she sang Every Breath You Take last week. Click here and click on Dilana's name in the Performances section. This song isn't her best, but you'll get some idea.

7 comments:

jason evans said...

Saying brash stuff might actually get you ahead in rock! Remember the whole Axl Rose, Vince Neil tiff? Axl definitely came out looking like a weasel in that one.

fringes said...

I had you pegged as more of a Michael Bolton kinda guy. Kenny G. The chick who wore the swan costume to an awards ceremony one year.

Next you'll tell me you have College Dropout in your collection.

Scott said...

Jason - I don't remember that. I stopped paying attention to intra-band strife after Van Halen broke up.

Fringes - Ouch, you really know how to hurt a guy. Why not say you had me pegged as a cross dresser? Still, I have no idea who College Dropout is...

fringes said...

I tease because I love.

College Dropout is Kanye West's first album.

trinamick said...

I love iTunes. I have no iPod, because I'm incredibly cheap, but it makes for a much easier day at work.

Kathleen said...

Bjork from Iceland wore the swan dress...

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I think Jason is right. Her attitude may well work in her favour.

As for the ipod, a friend of mine is listening to his list of tunes from start to finish. He has been doing so every day for the last three months, listening to about an hours worth every night.

He has got as far as C.