Thursday, April 16, 2009

Youtube Goodness

So, I have this thing where I hate to do something that everyone else is doing.  If everyone is watching "West Wing," I'll resist because it can't be that good, and even if it is, it will probably be cancelled in a season.  (Oops!)  I'll also resist because I've been burned liking something that ends up being totally mock-worthy - see, high school concert, comma, Vanilla Ice.  

It should come as no surprise, then, to know that I've been resisting watching this whole "Susan Boyle" thing on "Britain's Got Talent."  One, I hate reality shows.  Two, I especially hate reality shows that mock other people.  Three, I hate Simon Cowell (in good Christian love, bless his heart).  Did I also mention I'm not a huge fan of musicals?  But tonight, with the buzz still inexplicably growing, I asked Backbencher if he'd seen it and if it was really that good.  "Oh, yes," he said.  "Youtube it now."  

So I did.  And it was amazing!  Her voice is so strong, so phenomenal, so ... great!  Now, it's not the voice of an angel - it's better than that.  It's the voice of a SINGER!!!!  I am not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes.  I could give you all this commentary about our looks-obsessed culture and how she's a living indictment of it, but I suspect you've heard it.  I admit from the photos I thought she might be "special" in some way, and her story of never having been kissed, living with cats and caring for her mother kind of reinforced that.  

But as soon as she walked up on stage, it was obvious she is a wickedly smart, wickedly funny woman.  She knew her pipes would blow everyone away.  And they did!  Oh, just go see it.  If not for the first time, then go enjoy it again!


Pastor Joelle said...

I love the comment somebody left:
"She MUST be from God. Only a holysupernatural force could put such a blissful look on the face of Simon, the Prince of Darkness."

I too try to avoid bandwagons. It's why I've avoided reading "The Shack" but I think I'm going to have to give in and read it. As soon as I've finished Wright's "Surprised by Hope"

LiturgyGeek said...

Oh, yeah, "The Shack." I'll probably have to get on that, too. *sigh*