Wednesday, May 23, 2012

i'm gonna make this place your home

there's a strange juxtaposition within me. i will sit for hours behind a textbook or computer screen, deeply immersed in academic jargon and long words. and i really, really like seminars, especially if they deal with grammar and are held in the basement of a big, old hotel. i like novels and discussions and heavy things that make you think.

but goodness, sometimes i just love me a reality show. specifically american idol. and while this is quite embarrassing, but hey this is my blog and space for my own humiliation, i should tell you robert and i have discovered "good luck charlie" on the disney channel. and it is hilarious. and we may or may not have watched five episodes in a row this weekend.

well, last night, phillip phillips (i know, but look past the name) gave the best performance i've ever heard on american idol. he sang a song called "home" and i just have to share it. because yes, the show is cheesy and overproduced and maybe even a little rigged, but you find art in the most unexpected places sometimes. and this song, with its marching band segment and nods to mumford and sons, fleet foxes, paul simon and even a little wilco, was the most artistic thing to grace that stage in a long while.

so enjoy, and google "good luck charlie." you know you want to:)


Lauren Quinn O'Neill said...

Beautiful, I would have never guessed he was an American Idol contestant if you hadn't told me.

kate said...

my goondess that song is wonderful! definitely not something you would expect to find on american idol! especially a song he wrote. love it. thanks for sharing.

and good luck charlie is such a cute show! nothing wrong with liking it :D

happy wednesday my dearest!
now to listen to home on repeat!

Chrissy said...

Wow, amazing!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I had goosebumps the whole time. It was fabulous. Stopped watching the show a few years ago but I do enjoy listening to people sing so I'm not sure why we stopped.
This kid is incredible, did he win?
Yes, I'm now curious about this Charlie thing!

Ana Magdalena said...

He is so talented, I can't believe he wrote this! Love it :)

Rahyun said...

I love it!!

Christi said...

SO glad to hear Phillip Phillips is still in the running. We had cable during American Idol auditions and I fell in love with him, but we have since axed the cable subscription, so I have not been able to follow. He is amazing.

Millie said...

Such a wonderful song. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Art and beauty is practically everywhere.

Anonymous said...

I watched it live...and found myself in tears.

Anonymous said...

I was in tears listening to it as well. So hopeful, so real, so beautiful.

Emily said...

I am so in love with him. If I cant marry him I prayed that at least my husband can sort of resemble him and sing like him. This song is AHMAZING

Michelle said...

I'm right there with you on the reality shows! And I seriously love that boy. And his music. It's just my speed. That song just speaks to me somehow, I don't even know what it is! I get emotional and I don't even know why. And that's the best kind of music :)

Walter Peach said...

I write songs myself.....and that is ONE Classy song !! Number ONE Worldwide soon methinks !!

Anonymous said...

Phil actually didn't write this song. It was written by Greg Holden

vintch said...

@anonymous: i know he didn't write it, but the way he performed it was just magical. simply awesome!

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