Sunday, February 28, 2016

MY EXCELLENT NEW HOBBY

Stop the presses. THE most fantastic new idea has come to TV and I totally cannot get enough of it. It makes karaoke sooo passé. What can it be, you may ask? Easy: it's the new lip syncing battles all over television and it's FANTASTIC. I so love this. Mainly because any of us can do it and any of us would be great!

I love it so much, that I was up for hours and hours the other night watching hordes of lip syncing clips on YouTube and though I marched into the bedroom barely able to stand up any more, it was so well worth it. Well... okay. I had to also watch a zillion other videos since I always seem to get led from one clip right smack into another but whatever. I think I finally ended with Pink and Nate Ruess singing JUST GIVE ME A REASON, which I adore, btw.

In the meantime, how I even came across this brand new delight I don't even remember. Oh wait... I do. Over a year ago I began watching videos of Jimmy Fallon and guests battle it out with lip syncing and they were way stupendous. In fact... if you so desire and have loads of downtime, definitely check them out at: Jimmy! You won't be disappointed, I promise. I particularly love Kevin Hart singing Katy Perry's Roar... totally great!

Then about a year ago, James Corden from the Late Late Show decided to do an even better deal.

He decided to get top notch great singing stars to ride in a car with him, and just like you and I do, they not only chit chat but also sing to that particular star's music via CD I guess. OUTRAGEOUSLY great viewing. And listening. Each segment is about 10 minutes long, so you get to hear several hit songs being sung by the two of them. Btw... I cannot beLIEVE how well James knows every word to every song but then again I can do the same for every song from about 1950 I bet. Granted, when you begin getting near the year 2000 my personal lip syncing playlist ability goes down like a submarine, but still... there are plenty I do know, believe it or not. In the meantime, you so should head over to James! to watch all of his incredible videos.

Now as if THAT'S not enough....

Along comes Spike TV where LL Cool J hosts a show on which out and out actor celebrities lip sync on a show called LIP SYNC BATTLE so now for SURE I'm in my musical glory. DEFinitely check out: LL Cool! and watch. Soooo up my musical alley! My alltime favorite btw is the battle between Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway. 

Not only does Emily sing Janis Joplin PERFECTLY but when Anne climbs upon the wrecking ball I went nuts with delight. Speaking of which... EVERYone in all these lip syncing battles sings each and every word to a tee!!! Here... check this out and see if you agree about Emily vs. Anne. Not a single mistake in the whole bunch! Spoiler alert btw... you absolutely need to record LL's show because you'll want to see the battle itself only... the other parts suck... so you'll want to fast forward for sure. Or... just watch the YouTube clips. Anyway...  

Some of my alltime favorite car rides were always when I was with whomever and together we would belts out songs aplenty while the CD ... dare I say even with cassette tapes, too... blared out our best loved musical tunes. In fact once, while on a 3 hour car trip from Chicago, Illinois to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin I sang EVERY song that came on the doo wop rock and roll station, delighting my husband to no end. And best of all... forget about the fun you will have singing with friends, but talk about making the entire drive seem to fly by!! Anyway...


In my next life I always said I wanted to come back as a stunning, famous, wealthy singing star. Being Tina Turner would be ideal save for Ike beating me up. On the other hand, if I returned as a male then the genius of Elton John would good... bypassing my being gay though. I do love dressing up however, so maybe it could work out afterall. In any case, having a voice would definitely help and unfortunately mine is totally flat which I guess accounts for my not being famous in this life. I'm not even stunning nor wealthy so all in all, I'm doomed until I reincarnate. 

I do have a microphone in my kitchen area though so anyone who DOES have great voice is always welcome to put in some music and happily entertain me for an hour or so. Being entertained IS a favorite delight of mine, don't forget. Btw... what is really great about all these battles is the fact that each contestant chooses the song rather than the artist which almost always means: a he is singing a song by a she. And a she is singing a song by a he. No gender barriers at all, in other words. Just great music.

And speaking of music... yippee. Tonight is the Oscars and I'm counting on it be wonderful viewing. I've seen alot of the nominated movies and frankly... would love to see Spotlight win as best film. I also loved Brooklyn. The Big Short is a must see btw just to affirm the fact the entire financial sector of our country is crooked and wicked. Kinda like our Republican congressmen. Just saying.

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