Sunday, March 30, 2008

Reason #429 To Continue Down Current Obsessive Path

Here is the MySpace page for Michael Johns' (then Mike Lee) old band, The Rising. Listen to any of the songs, specifically "Cradle" or "Statues," and just try to deny the Eddie Vedder-esque quality of his vocals. Sweet Lord, what is this man trying to do to me? I need to stop looking stuff up about him online. Next thing you know, I'll find out that John Travolta is his favorite actor. Then I'll just spontaneously combust.

Here's his other band, Film, who he skipped out on right after they got offered a deal with Maverick. I've heard different versions of the story - some which paint him as a dick and others which don't. (Well, he was like 22 at the time. Newsflash: All 22 year-old guys are dicks.) At any rate, I dig the song "Q." Can't say I love the artsy, mysterious title, but it's got a pretty melody. It's very "movie soundtrack," in a good way. And Michael doesn't sound like Eddie Vedder or Michael Hutchence here. He just sounds like someone who needs to leave his wife immediately.

10 comments:

Turnbaby said...

*giggling* Oh my have you got it bad.

Gifted Typist said...

I love your MJ OCD-ness.

I must point him to this blog next time he's over for dinner. Must say,
I enjoyed having him over for Earth Hour last night, you know in the dark and all that.

Coffee-Drinking Woman said...

you are, um obsessed.

(the word verification on your blog is always, like, six times longer than the word verification anywhere else)

BeckEye said...

Turnbaby - Yeah, it's like I'm 13 again and this guy is John Taylor.

GT - MJ? Please, I know it was only Michael Jackson who you had over for dinner last night. Stop trying to antagonize me.

CDM - Don't think that song hasn't been running through my head for the past month. I may even have to post that video at some point, although I don't think anyone has forgotten it. And I don't know what the dealio is with my word verification. I certainly don't ask for long words!

M@ said...

What would you do w/o TV, Beckeye?

Red said...

All 22 year-old guys are dicks? That was the problem. Question is, what's the problem with them between the ages of 22 and, I dunno, 80?

Bloody Awful Poetry said...

Oh gawsh. Obb-sessssssss-ed.
Me knows exactly how you feel, dude.
Oh he came to America on a tennis scholarship? There are such things as tennis scholarships? Neeeat..

And there's a frriggin Facebook group-
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Johns-Fans/6829212356

In case you don't already know. Which I doubt.

Oh and sumfink called the Atlanta Kookaburras?

http://www.atlantafooty.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Me too lazy to go through the whole thing myself.

Coaster Punchman said...

Ok, you have me, it was good. This is the first I've heard of his name change, though. Although I think he made the right move, it gives me pause.

Falwless said...

You crack me up.

Kristi Mantoni said...

Who can argue with your logic? More importantly, who would want to try?!?! Ha-ha!

Angie did think about naming the puppy Michelle which is close to Michael. I put a new picture of her on my blog last night. She is too cute!

 

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