Just created a Kradam playlist from my itunes and I had to stop at 40 songs. What is my life that at least half of my songs on my ipod of 200+ entries are either Adam, Kris or Idol show/tour related or could be twisted to look that way?
Thank god I have been a fan of Muse for over 4 years (25+ songs on ipod) or I would really be worried right now. At least that group is an original favorite of mine and not one of my Idol-only listens. Thanks to Adam though, I now have a new appreciation for music I did not listen to much before: Goldfrapp, Mika, Lady Gaga, Robyn, Cassidy Haley. I will always be thankful to Kris for getting the general public to appreciate one of my favorite movies and songs of all time, Once and Falling Slowly. He actually improved on the original, which I thought was impossible to do since I have been a fan of Glen Hansard and the Frames for awhile.
I will also always be thankful for the actual Idol tour which gave me a new appreciation for some of the Top 10 that I overlooked during the year because their stars did not shine quite as bright as the Top 2. Because of the many videos and actually seeing the tour in my hometown, I now totally like Mike (well just a little!), Anoop and Matt,who was the most surprising one of all for me since I actively disliked him during the season. Sign Matt Giraud now please - he was fantastic live! Of course, Allison is the most perfect girl, short of Kelly, to ever come out of Idol.
Having said that, I cannot believe that a new season of this show that took over my life this past year is starting. Which is why I created this playlist. Because now when I hear the familiar theme song for Idol on my TV, I can just close my eyes, put my earbuds in and pretend that 2009 and this most epic year is still going on. Which although sometimes sounds pathetic to my ears, is still kind of sweet. And that of course, is the whole point, since these memories are all good.
Time to go listen to Music Again - Thanks Adam and AI!