Geaux Dred Baby!

19 Feb

So, I watched American Idol tonight and I must say I was underwhelmed by most of the performances in the “most talented group ever”.

First, just what is a Chikezie?

Elvis is turning in his grave after The Dan Man (a term I use loosely) and Jailhouse Rock. Dude, NEVER do that song on Idol, ‘cuz it’s automatically compared to this:

Perhaps Simon just really doesn’t like this song. I just wish he’d learn to pronounce Presslee and stop saying Prezlay.

If Danny wasn’t bad enough, Colton Dingleberry tackles Suspicious Minds. I think that Elvis is the only ’60s music most of these youngsters even remotely know.

Little Davie Chimichanga was ok on Shop Around, but I found it odd…..NTTAWWT.

While Michael Johns did an aight job on my most hated song ever, Light My Fire, he’s a pro and a plant, so naturally I’m not for him. Gimme the underdog, the unlikely, the truly undiscovered. Tonight, one guy broke out of the pack to become my favorite. Jason “Dred Baby” Castro. If his rendition of Lovin’ Spoonful’s What A Day For A Daydream weren’t enough, I found this prophetic vid on YouTube that sealed the deal:

Crazy, Jason Castro

Dred Baby to the top!

Going home: Luke, Garrett or the other Jason.


Posted by on February 19, 2008 in american idol


8 responses to “Geaux Dred Baby!

  1. ivoryhut

    February 20, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Hey, he loves Ray LaMontagne, plays at least two instruments well, and writes his own songs. I love his style and quirky voice. He just made this season’s American Idol interesting for me.

    So good to see them finally allowing a contestant to play an instrument. MM, any of the girls as interesting as this?

  2. music maven

    February 20, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Yes, Ivory…tonight we witness

    Harley Nurse of Death

    a/k/a HNOD

  3. Shrewspeaks

    February 20, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I typed out a beautiful longwinded rant on the banner “Most talented ever” bestowed on this crew…hit the wrong button and lost it all. I will short hand it for ya…Ace could have won this group with bun and all! Hell, Bucky could have won. Most talented my Aunt Fannie!

    Here’s hoping the women pull out some good stuff. With the 60s being the theme HNOD has an edge…so does the Joni/Carol King gal.

  4. brc

    February 20, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Gosh, I had forgotten about Taylor’s rendition of Jailhouse rock. He’s da man! Danny’s version was horrible beyond words.

    Jason is my fave too, but I also like David A… I know, I know, he’s not an “undiscovered” talent, but imho he’s pretty good. I also like Luke and Michael.

  5. Little Deb

    February 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Hey there MM. I haven’t visited in a long time. I love Jason Castro too. It’s cool when fellow Libras agree. All the other guys had high voices too. My husband who wasn’t watching, but in the other room listening said “Is this girls night? I thought you said it was the guys.” Where’s the variety? Where’s the country guy? Michael doing Light My Fire didn’t impress me at all. Funny that he got the Daughtry flames though.

    I’m not even looking forward to the girls tonight. I just feel it’s gonna be more of the same same. I did find Nurse of Death interesting though. I just hope she does better than Gina Glockson on the different theme nights. How about a finale of her and Jason? It would be Jason all the way for me, but it would again be interesting.

    Did anyone see the Josiah interview and song on Ellen and MTV? I could go on about him, but don’t want to highjack this thread. The guy has that love of music and gets lost in it which I love.

    Nice to see everyone though. Hey MM, you still owe me that Conway post, wink wink and sorry shrew.

  6. Shrewspeaks

    February 20, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Oh can we please discuss Josiah?

    Is AI better with or without him? Is he better without AI?

    We all know the contracts with AI are limiting so Josiah’s exposure has been maximized through the AI venue. He is better off without AI….

    Now, I am dying to hear more of this kid, but like Amy Winehouse…I could care less about his personal life…I just want the music. I could care less what has happened to Brian Wilson…I just want his music.

    So…I believe AI is better without the inherent antics of Mr. Leming.

  7. colette

    February 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm


    Compare and contrast — Top 24 performances from the two previous seasons, which AI appears to want to obliterate in every way: — Taylor Hicks, “Takin’ It to the Streets” — Elliot Yamin, “Moody’s MOod for Love” — Ace Young, “Father Figure” — Melinda Doolittle, “Since You Been Gone” — Lakisha Jones, “I’m Tell You I’m Not Going” — Stephanie Edwards, “How Come You Don’t Call Me?”

  8. colette

    February 21, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    woops, forgot Fantasia’s top 24:

    So what do all those numbers have in common? vocal talent, personality, excitement, self-assurance, fun, joy…….

    I saw hardly any of that great combo in the top 12 boys this time, and when I went to look at the top 12 girls online, I didn’t get through most of their numbers….


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