Monday, September 26, 2011

Somebody to Love

I can count the concerts I've been to on one hand:
Kenny Rogers (1970's)
The Beach Boys (1980's)
NSync (1990's, a gift for young Kyle) (a few years ago--Fantastic! I highly, highly recommend it.)
Elton John!
Jack Johnson! (Thanks for the reminder, Dawn. How could I forget?!)

If I were to choose two other concerts to attend, I'd pick Neil Diamond and Bette Midler (I pretty much have all of Bette's songs memorized.)

Clearly, I have eclectic taste in music. Back in the day. I spent many a night chillin' in the basement of my high school boy friend's house listening to REO, ACDC, and Pink Floyd. I tore up the dance floor to the BeeGees and sang my heart out to Paradise by the Dashboard Lights and anything Grease. I've been a "backup" singer for Anne Murray, The Judds, and Celine Dion. I still adore the Sound of Music and Forest Gump soundtracks and could probably bust out a few hits from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, or Veggie Tales circa 1990's.

Today, though, I don't spend much time just listening to music, singing, or dancing; too busy doing other things, I guess. Like many of you, I do love watching singing competition shows, though (while multitasking, of course). (One of my co-workers is Rachael, of the "Fannin Family," who performed on The Sing-Off last week!)

 Last night, a neighbor came over, practically giddy over the following video. Mark Martell (friend of a friend of a friend) is auditioning for the QueenExtravaganza, a talent search for a new Freddy Mercury. I don't know about you, but I think their search is over.


Happy Monday! 


  1. Hubby and I watched the video. This young man has something special besides an incredible voice. He has mucho charisma.

  2. Ummm....I think you are forgetting Elton John and Jack Johnson...2010. Both adding to your eclectic taste and you can still use one hand to add these to your count.

  3. Wow, he's awesome!(plus I love the song) Have a great week!

  4. Wow he is really good!! I've been to a Neil Diamond concert many years ago and he was amazing. I like the old stuff....and some new would be fun to see for the energy and people watching alone!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

  5. I haven't been to a ton of concerts either. The last one was Britney Spears. She knows how to put on a show!

  6. If you get a chance to listen to the music of Freddie Mercury broken down to individual tracks it will reinforce the notion of how good he really was as a singer.

  7. I just watched the last hour of The Sing-off! Wow, there sure is a lot of talent out there!

    Loved the video. He looks and sounds perfect for Freddie's replacement.

  8. Dang it all to thunder, he sure puts me and my hairbrush to shame. What a talented young fella! That's a difficult song to sing, too!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a marvelous week!!! :o)

  9. And let's not forget how you and I could harmonize right? We could really rock out Home on the range in the basement huh? LOL Oh and that Mark Martell's Queen rendition is KING! Awesome! Let us know how he does OK?

  10. This made me cry. I miss those days am really hating these days and so loved Freddy Mercury, Pink Floyd, and all the rest!!!


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