Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

After watching Nashville Star last night, I realized that I've never posted a country video as my forgotten classic. What is that collective groan I'm hearing? Screw you, country haters! Without country, there would be no rock as we know it, so stick that in your cheek and chew it.

You may not make fun of Ronnie Milsap. First of all, the guy's a country legend. And secondly, he's blind, for God's sake. I bet those of you already made fun of him (I know someone sarcastically called him "Ronnie Milcrap") feel like real assholes now, eh?

Ronnie had a hit with this Burt Bacharach song, "Any Day Now," in 1982, although it was originally recorded by Elvis in the late '60s. Personally, I've always liked Ronnie's version better, as it was one of my faves from childhood.

This is just to tide you over until I can get to my Nashville Star recap tonight. Yes, indeedy! I know it's not American Idol, but it's a show with lots of singing wannabes and at least one annoying judge, so it will have to do. I know that about 0.8% of my audience likes country music (hi, sister dear) and you aren't watching this show, so you're probably thinking that you won't enjoy this recap (or recaps, if I decide to continue), but you will! It'll be better than watching, I promise! I'll be snarky, I swear! Read me!! Love me!!!


DrillerAA said...

The most annoying thing about Nashville Star is Billy Ray Montana!
Actually, I like all of the judges on this show. John Rich may get a little annoying, but he is no Paula, Randy, Simon, or, the most annoying voice and laugh in all of television, Mary from SYTYCD. OMG, just cut her vocal chords and give the rest of us a break.

Falwless said...

I knew there was a reason I needed to start watching Nashville Star. And now I've found it - so that I can enjoy your recaps. Consider my DVR set, lady.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I made a joke about Ronnie years ago when he sang about "there's a stranger in my house". Really, how would he know? I'm sorry - that was years ago when I was immature.

fran said...

I watched Nashville Star for the first (and almost certainly last) time last night. I can't see how Billy Ray Cyrus can be the most annoying thing about the show, because he had a cumulative screen time of about two minutes. The worst part is obviously that dickwad John Rich person. Ease up, pardner!

evil-e said...

I still have never dug the above-ground country...blind or not, this guy does nothing for me.

GingerSnaps said...

Squee! My first real job after college (actually, it was the last semester of my senior year), was working for Ronnie Milsap.

He is a wonderful man, and an amazing talent. Underrated would be an understatement...I say that because he can't get arrested at country radio these days. That's a travesty when you have these cookie-cutter booorrring dudes with little talent having hits.

By the way, the running joke we always had at his office was:

Question: "Hey, have you seen Ronnie's new (insert random object here)?"

Answer: "No? Well, neither has he."


Slave to the dogs said...

Talk about a blast from the past.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Hey Ronnie, how many fingers am I holding up?


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