Thursday, November 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, San Francisco, 11/21/2010

Every Thursday we take a look back at Kris' career via video.

Uploading a little early today as we have a family celebration tonight.

I was really happy to see this video come up when I plugged 11/21 into the YouTube search box. I've always loved Kris' cover of Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World, and he began mashing it up with Michael Jackson's The Way You Make Me Feel during the 2010 Lifehouse Fall tour. The mash-up was a lot of fun, and it turned into a sexy duet of Kris' falsetto with Andrew DeRoberts' guitar. Check it out in this awesome video from headonfire1105 from his November 21, 2010 concert in San Francisco!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Stuck in a Moment, L.A. Grove, November 17, 2010

Every Thursday we take a look back at Kris Allen's career via video.

This week, and really the past few weeks, I admit I have hit a little stumbling block creativity-wise. I've been kind of stuck.

Coincidentally, I happened to go to a David Cook concert this past Monday. He's always good, and I really enjoyed the energy and love his fans showed him. I firmly believe that musical acts really want that kind of energy from their audiences, especially those acts in the pop-rock genre. The vibe of the crowd and the night was fun and lively and I came away feeling energized about live music.

We could use a little of that energy in our particular fandom, and it was great to see news of two shows leak out - February 8 in Watseka, IL and February 14 in Natick, MA (near Boston). I think many Kris fans are starved for live shows, even though truthfully, it hasn't been that long since he toured and he does need the time to work on new music. But new shows are soon to come and the two we know of are now listed on the Kralendar on the bottom of this page. Let me know on Twitter (@KrisAllenLists) if you are going so I can add you to the lists!

For our throwback Thursday entry this week - I was similarly stuck again for an idea. Than I stumbled on this pretty video by jeck s of Kris singing U2's Stuck in a Moment at a 2010 appearance at the L.A. mall called the Grove. This has always been one of my favorite covers by him and it's a song with lyrics that call for one to get oneself together and get out of one's rut.

My hopes? That our fandom can rejuvenate during this downtime and bring a renewed energy towards promoting and attending the upcoming shows! For my part, I have got some ideas for this blog that I am looking forward to putting forth in the new year to come. Let's get unstuck!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Falling Slowly/With or Without You (11/08/09): A Tribute to my Leaves

Every Thursday, we take a look back at Kris' career via video!

This week's entry is inspired by the past two days which I have spent raking many leaves. The leaves in Virginia are beautiful, that is until they fall all over the place and you have to spend countless hours raking them in time for "leaf collection day" which is never a convenient day.

So what better song to pay tribute to those leaves to than Kris's debut performance of his mash-up of his Idol movie night classic cover of The Swell Season's Falling Slowly and U2's With or Without You. He first performed this at a Live in the Vineyard showcase in November 2009. Here's the official video posted by Live in the Vineyard:

Bonus goodie: For those who would like it, here's an mp3 of this particular performance.

I still can't believe I have never seen this live. Consider yourself lucky if you have; I'm very envious!
Now I am going to have a nice oaky chardonnay to commemorate this year's leaves falling slowly, and raking, which I certainly could live with or without.