Hey Everybody! I'm back today, but I'm afraid the posts are going to be short sometimes, with nothing to write about, and no fresh news out there. But I will do the best I can for yall, even if it means reposting some things!
I'm not completely feeling up to par today, a little tired feeling, and tomorrow is a busy day so I won't be posting tomorrow probably. If I'm gone a day or two, don't yall worry, it's just because there's nothing new to report at the moment, or I got busy. My house is about to have a complete overhaul....I have things everywhere they are not suppose to be, and alot of it is my Mom's stuff, I've been procrastinating about putting away. So I've got to get to it soon!
I just don't want yall to think I'm MIA if I take a day or two off here and there! Yall just stay with me, and we're going to learn alot of new things together real soon!
I want to let yall know I found 3 videos from St. Louis, Mo. and all from the same person.....the night Casey was taken to the hospital because of his illness! They are really good too......so much so that one person said, If this is what he sounds like sick, then he must be totally amazing when he's not!! enjoy!!
"I Got Mine"
"It's All Over Now"
Many thanks to dm91367 for all three of these great videos!
Remember this week? Yep, his version of Gavin DeGraw's "I don't wanna be" and the first time we all realized Casey James was a Guitar genius! I know, I said this just the other day, but this was the moment that made me realize he meant everything he was singing and playing!
When he did this song that week on the show, he was telling us and the judges that he wasn't gonna be anything but who HE was!! He wasn't going to be molded into what people wanted him to be, he was going to be Himself, no matter what!! If it cost him the competition, then so be it!! Casey knew exactly who he was, as an artist and he wasn't changing anything!! And when some of the judges slammed him and shredded him for this performance, I knew exactly where he was coming from! We all saw the hurt in his little face as they showed no mercy and beat him to a pulp!! I, as well as thousands of other new fans loved his version of the song, and we couldn't understand where the negativity was coming from with these judges.......we LOVED it!!!! We saw nothing wrong with it, whatsoever!! And still don't!!
I've been going on about how Casey knew who he was as an artist way before American Idol. I came across this excerpt from one of my favorite writers, Shari Geller, (thanks girl) and what she has to say about Casey and the Blues.....
Casey James wrote in his high school yearbook that he wanted to be a famous blues musician. He specified the genre back then that he connected with. When Casey was playing at the Keys Lounge, he was a blues musician. When he takes the stage during the American Idol tour, he's a blues musician. Wherever he goes from here, he's a blues musician. Because it's about heart and feeling it and not worrying about technique or formulas. It means being so connected to the music that nothing else matters, you get lost in the notes and how they make you feel. It is the most organic, most natural form of music, the most stripped bare and raw. Whatever he does musically from here on out, it will be inspired and informed by the blues and in particular by the blues guitar of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.
This is Casey and Andrew jamming out sometime in the beginning of the show! Not sure the week, but in the first few weeks!
And this is one of Casey getting his 'make up' on for the TV show, on "Power of Love" week! I'm sure he looked just fine without it, but those TV people make 'em dab out the shiny spots.....for the camera....lol...
I hope alot of you have not seen this, cause it is so cute!! He was about to get his lovely locks cut! I'm so glad they didn't cut his hair alot on the show.....it becomes him so much!
I never noticed his feet....lol....his feet are perfectly together and he's sitting straight as a board.....I love this picture, especially his eyes and that look on his face, he's got that 'what did I get myself into' look on his face!! :D this made me laugh out loud!!
Ok, I'm gonna post this last picture and then I'm getting off of here for today! Remember, I probably won't have time to get on here tomorrow!! I'll see yall soon......
I believe all these pictures are from the American Idol site, so Thanks AI!!
Yall come back on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning and see what's going on.....ok?? Happy Labor Day!!! Yall have a great weekend!!