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Friday, October 28, 2011

‘American Idol’ alum Chris Daughtry tackling National Anthem at World Series

Ugh, more crapthetic tie-in crap…meanwhile Shiitty/Awesome gets passed over again!

Game 7 of the World Series is slated to air on Friday night, and for the second time during the baseball classic we are going to have an “American Idol” alum performing the National Anthem.

Who is it going to be? According to reports, Chris Daughtry is going to be taking to the field in order to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” just a week or so after season 10 champ Scotty McCreery performed the same song. Daughtry is also the third artist with direct Fox ties to perform, as “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel has also taken on the anthem.

Repoz Posted: October 28, 2011 at 05:17 PM | 47 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3979943)
I don't want to live on this planet anymore
   2. Bob Evans Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:17 PM (#3979969)
Wake me when Rupert Murdoch tries his hand at it.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#3979988)
This is why we can't have nice things.
   4. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:28 PM (#3979994)
Meh. It used to be fun bashing on shltty pop singers and the people who listen to them but now I just leave it alone. What's the point? To make myself feel better for my so-called superior taste? I like Pavement but some people like Chris Daughtry. Good for them if they get genuine enjoyment out of it. Sometimes I wish I could like things on that level instead of dissecting the hell out of it and arguing why it's "bad."
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3979996)
There are still American Idols and ####? What the hell America?
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:30 PM (#3980000)
I like Pavement

You are a good man. Has anything good come out in the last couple of weeks? I'm kind of jonesing to record shop.

edit: Also, is the book Retromania worth reading?
   7. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:35 PM (#3980004)
I do like the new Girls album. Wild Nothing and Yuck have also put out records this year that I dig. There's been a lot of things reminiscent of 90s indie rock lately. It's like all the kids who had big brothers and sisters who listened to Nirvana, Yo La Tengo and Sebadoh are now starting bands.
   8. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:38 PM (#3980011)
It's like all the kids who had big brothers and sisters who listened to Nirvana, Yo La Tengo and Sebadoh are now starting bands.

I sort of think that's cool, but having lived through that time, I hope the kids come up with something new, too. I like Yuck, actually. I forget which album I have. I'm not familiar with Girls and Wild Nothing, so I will check them out. I find it impossible to keep up with new music. It seems the world is just deluged with new releases every week.
   9. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:39 PM (#3980012)
God almighty, in 1986 we had Wynton Marsalis, Glenn Close, Paul Simon, and various other talented people.

I blame the diaperbrains at FOX for this ####### garbage.
   10. Manny Coon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3980019)
You are a good man. Has anything good come out in the last couple of weeks? I'm kind of jonesing to record shop.


The new St. Vincent is good, its been out a little over a month.
   11. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3980027)
in 1986 we had Wynton Marsalis, Glenn Close, Paul Simon, and various other talented people.


and Billy Joel.
   12. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3980028)
God almighty, in 1986 we had Wynton Marsalis, Glenn Close, Paul Simon, and various other talented people.

Glenn Close?
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3980029)
Someone recommended the Girls album to me recently. The song or two I heard sounded good to me (I had never heard anything from them before). I'm interested to hear the new Real Estate album. I have to recommend War on Drugs, too.
   14. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:50 PM (#3980030)
The Real Estate album is good.
   15. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3980031)
Wild Nothing is shoegazer-y, which may or may not be your thing. But yeah, I just can't stay up to date with the new new things. Mostly I get hipped to stuff through friends who do keep up and know my tastes very well, which is the only reason I even know about the bands I just mentioned.
   16. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3980032)
Glenn Close?

Yep. Sang the National Anthem before World Series game 7, actually.
   17. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 06:59 PM (#3980044)
Wild Nothing is shoegazer-y, which may or may not be your thing.

Sure, shoe-gazey stuff is fine with me. Does anyone else try to keep their Ipod balanced so when you put it on shuffle you get a nice balance of songs? Am I a weirdo (in this specific sense, not generally--I know, generally, that I'm a weirdo)?
   18. PreservedFish Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:00 PM (#3980045)
I've been downloading French pop and chanson-style music to be used in the stereo at my place of employment. Edith Piaf, Charles Azanvour ("the French Frank Sinatra"), Johnny Halladay, etc. I'm sneaking in Stereolab tunes too. I just found a torrent with virtually everything that Serge Gainsbourg ever recorded. I'll have to listen through most of them, his duets frequently involve recorded orgasms.
   19. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:05 PM (#3980053)
I'll have to listen through most of them, his duets frequently involve recorded orgasms.

I hate his songs when the woman is having an orgasm. Other than that he is, of course, great.
   20. esseff Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:05 PM (#3980055)
Glenn Close?

Yep. Sang the National Anthem before World Series game 7, actually.


Then, Ray Knight saw her stand up in the crowd, wearing that white dress and . . . well, the rest is history.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:09 PM (#3980066)
Glenn Close?


She was the Zooey Deschanel of her time.
   22. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:10 PM (#3980068)
She was the Zooey Deschanel of her time.

I never wanted to #### Glenn Close. You take that back!
   23.     Hey Gurl Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:10 PM (#3980070)
What style of esoteric beer do you prefer while listening to your Edjau Dewauscherzer albums?
   24. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3980084)
What style of esoteric beer do you prefer while listening to your Edjau Dewauscherzer albums?

Budweiser, of course. Who is Edjau Dewauscherzer?
   25. The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:17 PM (#3980087)
I was getting my hair cut yesterday, and a Daughtry song came on- but, for the life of me, I couldn't remember the his name. I don't want to say I felt ashamed or embarrassed by not remembering Daughtry's name, but the fact that I was coming up blank was definitely biting at me. Then after a few minutes his name came to me.

You are a good man. Has anything good come out in the last couple of weeks? I'm kind of jonesing to record shop.


Real Estate- Days
Cymbals Eat Guitars- Lenses Alien
The new M83 album is getting hyped a ridiculous amount, but I thought it ran way too long and was kinda scattershot. Midnight City will stick in your head though!
It's been a terrific year for rap too, but I'm sure if that's something you're into.

Also, BTF Forums music thread. It's still alive!
   26. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:23 PM (#3980096)
Also, BTF Forums music thread. It's still alive!

Yeah, I need to get back there. I like asking the non-lounge people once in a while, though. It beats just slagging American Idol for 50 posts.
   27. OsunaSakata Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:27 PM (#3980104)
This guy is the closest thing Nationals Park has to an anthem institution, playing the Star-Spangled Banner at the park several times a year. Most anthem singers I just want to be finished. Glenn Donnellan revs up the crowd almost like he's playing a fight song.
   28. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:33 PM (#3980111)
You guys should all listen to Plushgun. They are really, really, really good. Start here.
   29. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:35 PM (#3980112)
The Real Estate album is good.


I'd never heard of the band until last week, when "It's Real" was the free single of the week on iTunes. I loved the song (it's got one of those guitar riffs that winds its way through your head like a car driving down a winding mountain road) and marked the band for future exploration.
   30. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:36 PM (#3980115)
Sure, shoe-gazey stuff is fine with me.

I like a lot of the shoegaze coming out of Japan, especially Texas Pandaa and My Dead Girlfriend.
   31. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: October 28, 2011 at 07:39 PM (#3980123)
I've heard of Real Estate and that there was buzz around the album but I assumed Sunny Day Real Estate reunited, so I wasn't interested.
   32. AndrewJ Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:01 PM (#3980152)
The only World Series game I've been to in person, Game 5 in 2009, Alanis Morrisette sang the national anthem. And she's Canadian. Isn't that, oh, what's the appropriate word...?
   33.     Hey Gurl Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:10 PM (#3980161)

Budweiser, of course. Who is Edjau Dewauscherzer?


I just made it up. Not bad though, hey? If ever I want to record an indie album...
   34. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:11 PM (#3980163)
Uh...Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Opeth, and Mastodon have all released new albums recently, as has Steven Wilson solo. Need new Porcupine Tree, though.
   35. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:12 PM (#3980165)
I've heard of Real Estate and that there was buzz around the album but I assumed Sunny Day Real Estate reunited, so I wasn't interested.

Likewise, although I would actually be KIND OF interested, just to see what happens. The Rising Tide tour was an awesome wall of sound.


I sincerely cannot BELIEVE they couldn't get anyone better to sing tonight. That is really really depressing.
   36.     Hey Gurl Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3980168)
Opeth's new album was .... really disappointing for me.
   37. Adam M Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3980169)
I'm not much of an indie music fan, but I really dig the Wild Flag album.
   38. Randy Jones Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:16 PM (#3980172)
Uh...Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Opeth, and Mastodon have all released new albums recently, as has Steven Wilson solo. Need new Porcupine Tree, though.


The new Mastodon album is awesome. And the video Adult Swim did for Deathbound is hilarious. Muppet carnage!
   39. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:32 PM (#3980193)
Opeth's new album was .... really disappointing for me.

Same here, to be honest. I don't mind that they chose this style for the album, but most of the songs are just so uninspired.
   40. Repoz Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:42 PM (#3980215)
Thanks to Myrna Loy's son Cos...unbelievably Jesu just might have song of the year in Sedatives.
   41. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: October 28, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3980221)
Who's throwing out the first pitch?
   42.     Hey Gurl Posted: October 28, 2011 at 10:09 PM (#3980317)
Yeah...I liked Damnation well enough, but Heritage just doesn't do anything for me. I haven't given it a lot of listening though.
   43. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 28, 2011 at 10:28 PM (#3980336)
Sure, shoe-gazey stuff is fine with me. Does anyone else try to keep their Ipod balanced so when you put it on shuffle you get a nice balance of songs? Am I a weirdo (in this specific sense, not generally--I know, generally, that I'm a weirdo)?

I usually listen to music by era - spend a day in 1928, or 1967, or 2009, or whenever.
   44. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 29, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3980448)
I haven't given it a lot of listening though.

Same. I do really like "The Devil's Orchard".
   45. Benji Posted: October 29, 2011 at 05:02 AM (#3982001)
I knew it was a Fox shill, but any time I can look at Zooey I can forgive even Rupert.
   46. Norcan Posted: October 29, 2011 at 05:46 AM (#3982010)
Wild Nothing is shoegazer-y, which may or may not be your thing.


Wild Nothing doesn't strike me as shoegazer. It has too much propulsive beat in some of the tracks like in Chinatown for instance. I think they fall more in the Dreampop category with a heavy dousing of 80s retro in line with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

I liked the songs when I first listened to them but I fell in love with some of them when they came on my shuffle while I was running early in the morning. Something about the nascent light and the music and so on and so on really made it perfect. Anywhoo, I'd recommend it.

I just started to listen to Sonny Smith. I guess he's not everyone's taste; things about his "authenticity" might ding him, I don't know, but I'm a sucker for slightly off voices with a freewheeling spirit and acoustic guitar with picked bass lines.
   47. hokieneer Posted: October 29, 2011 at 06:08 AM (#3982017)
#1 wins

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