vendredi 20 mars 2009

I got soul, but I'm not a soldier

I just got back from the Killers gig.  

Shit, they rocked.  Whose killin 'em in the 20th arrondissement?  That'd be Mr Brandon Flowers, king of the stage and showman extraordinaire.   

The great thing about this show was the fact that it's a big old stadium gig coming from super-size venues in the UK, that has been transferred to a smaller French venue.  The Paris Zénith isn't massive by any stretch, but the Killers show was as big as if it was Wembley Stadium.  Excellent.

The bad thing about the concert?  Well, it's the same thing with every anglophone band who play in France.  I always end up with a frenchie singing his own version of the words in my ear. 

To me there's a simple rule that applies to concerts, radio, ipods, the works.  If you don't know the words, don't sing.  Learn them in the privacy of your own homes, and then share them with the public.

I mean really...how difficult can it be?  The tone-deaf Spanish girl on my right hand side knew all of the words to 'All These Things That I've Done'.  Alas, she did it very little justice.

Oh well, at least she'd learned the words.  Unlike the bouncy French boy on my left.

Come on everybody....sing along....

"I got soul, but I'm not the shoulder...."

Somebody save me.

14 commentaires:

12ontheinside a dit…

Oh come on now, hasn't everyone gotten song words wrong before?

It was years before I worked out Starship weren't singing "We built this city on the wrong damn road"!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti, now that's just a worry. I wouldn't tell too many people about that if I were you....

Henry North London a dit…

It was a long time before I realised it was
You're looking for a king in Dancing Queen.. I always thought it was Looking for a thing..... LOL

Lane a dit…

Every time you go away .... (croons Paul Young)
You take a piece of meat with you..

I never get the words right. But then I don't sing along at gigs either:-)

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Henry, that's a worry. To be honest.

Lane, now that's equally a worry. But quite funny too.

I think this should have been a post about what song lyrics do you always get wrong....

Daryl a dit…

There's a website that compiles all the mis-sung lyrics ..

http://www.kissthisguy.com/

Mike a dit…

bless their hearts. at least they tried.

smaller intimate venues are fun. i think i'm too old for a good old fashioned rock gig in a big venue anyway. the last big arena show i saw was the ... erm, spice girls last year. [i kid you not. LOLOL.]

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Daryl, I'm going over there to have a look...

Mike, bless you...the Spice Girls? he he. I was in a bar the other day and they were playing a Spice Girls medley....got everyone dancing. Well, it got us boyz dancing at least. lol.

aims a dit…

Repeat after me TBNIL -

I paid to hear the band - not you.

It comes in handy sweetie - promise.

cb a dit…

Dude, I love singing along with (and making up / butchering) songs. Rarely do I know all the lyrics.

I wouldn't do this during a CONCERT unless the band wanted everyone to sing the chorus. But I DO do it in the car.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Aims; je agree...


CB, do it in the car, fine....even me, I do that. But concerts are a no-go for bad singing. I didn't pay to hear that shit...he he

Louise a dit…

You say, "Shit?"

(This isn't a commentary on swearing, just the type of it. I don't think I've ever "heard" that from you before.)

By the way,I'm cranky this morning (apparently) and hate your comments. not the ACTUAL comments, but how it works. Every time I come here, it's different. (OK, not every time, but I've run into 3 or 4 versions of how it works.) Thus it takes me a while to figure it out sometimes. And I'm not idiot. It blogger doing it or are you trying to keep me on my toes?

(I'm not really crabby at all, but I know this sounded like it.)

I'm trying to keep up with your blog (although am way behind again in other areas) because I can't understand your Facebook without it,it seems!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Louise, I kind of use shit a lot...he he. Perhaps too much. And no, I don't change my settings - must be blogger...

But I'm really pleases that you keep on coming (even if it is at the expense of other bloggers, lol). Your comments always make me smile....

red a dit…

I'm just anyone singing along I'm afraid, especially if I can hear them louder than the singer I paid to hear.