An interview with Chris Sligh. (I ganked this from AI web site. I didn’t actually interview him. Just so we’re clear.)February 27, 2007
Favorite male pop artists?
Freddie Mercury, Ben Folds, Adam Duritz, Paul McCartney, Paul Meany, Jon Forman, Blake Lewis, Rudy Cardenas
Favorite female pop artists?
Sheryl Crow, Imogen Heap, Fiona Apple, Gina Glocksen
When did you first start to sing?
Do you have any formal singing training?
Yes-3 credits shy of degree in vocal performance.
What other talents do you have?
Songwriter, great kisser, basketball, production.
If you don’t make it on AMERICAN IDOL, what will you do?
Travel with my band.
What are your personal goals in life?
To own a record label and produce # 1 records.
What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Backstreet Boys-Black & Blue.
Who is your AMERICAN IDOL?
Besides me-Bo Bice or Blake Lewis.
Do you have any rituals or things you do each time before you perform?
Not really-I pee before going on stage.
Most embarrassing moments?
None, really—I don’t get embarrassed.
What has been your proudest moment in life so far?
If you couldn’t sing, which talent would you most like to have?
What is your definition of AMERICAN IDOL?
Someone who can make great music.
Who is your favorite judge and why?
Simon—he’s my Yin AND Yang.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
How has this changed your life?
It hasn’t yet, except to make me poorer b/c of taking off so much work.
Do you have any lucky charms?
Yes, they’re magically delicious.
Who are your heroes in life?
Jesus, my dad, Adam Duritz, Jon Forman.
What’s been your toughest obstacle in life?
Not listening to music growing up.
Do you think the audition process was fair?
If you win, who will you thank first?
That boy is trouble with a capital DAMN!
sometimes i think that some people join facebook just so they can post really good pictures of themselves with other very attractive people so that others will know how pretty they are.
I keep hearing girls say the same things about things guys do in conversation, the good and the bad. I thought that I would pass along a few tips to the gentlemen, but as I was writing, it was clear that these tips may be important across the board.
What to do when talking with a girl…or a boy:
In my experience, boys like to talk about themselves. Constantly. And while I do a pretty good job of surrounding myself with interesting people, therefore, I don’t mind the information, I have to say that it can be kind of nice when a guy actually asks how my world is spinning. But not just the “How’s the job hunt” (arm punch) kind of fact finding. I once had a conversation with a guy who asked my opinion on ideas and current issues. I was floored. And a bit smitten.
And while there are no sweeter words than “How was your day?” try asking for a girls thoughts on something she is interested in.
Ex: So, Amy, tell me why you think churches fail to have an in-house graphic designer.
Ex: Sam, tell me your thoughts on the Russian reponse to the US placing an ICMB defense system in Poland?
And this is something all guys need to know. Get out a pen. Do you have one out? Ok. Guys, unless we ask specifically, stop telling us about the girls you want to date. If we want to know, we will ask you. I mean, have we ever been reticent to get into your business? No. It may be hard to understand. Maybe not. But when we listen to you talking about another girl, even if you are not someone we are intereted in, we will compare ourselves to her. And that is a major stumbling block for us. At this age, we are DONE being the chick friend. If you need one, there are lots of 22 year olds around. Seriously though. I don’t think I have any guy friends that do this anymore. But I have lots of girl friends that keep getting hurt because, even though they have tried to convey this boundary, it keeps getting crossed. If you value your ladies, keep to the “don’t tell unless they ask” policy.
Ladies, can I get a witness?
It is entirely possible that the boys will come back with “Why won’t girls just shut up about their lives” and “we don’t like it when ya’ll talk about other guys.” And if that is an issue, by all means, let us know.
For what it’s worth.
I was chatting with my dear friend, Mark Cahill, last night. We haven’t really had a chance to talk since I left my old job. He asked me about how I was getting along, and I told him about the ups and downs of the last few months. We talked about God’s faithfulness and discipline, and of course His kindness. Mark said this.
“What’s that game we use to play as a kid? Tag? You know. There was a home base you had to get to. And it felt so good to get there because it meant that you were safe. But that’s not where the fun was. The fun was the chase in the middle. The fear of getting tagged and wondering if you were going to make it. It was the rush of running for something. Christians live at home base. We are rich and fat and safe. But that’s not where the fun it.”
His life backs this up. Mark is constantly in the run-down. His life is a lived caught in a pickle between third and home. And I don’t know anyone who is more sold out, and used for the Kingdom.
Cheryl – Driving, sittin’ low, head resting on the…well, the head rest. Jonathan Howell – (aka J-Ho, aka Jonathan Ho):riding shotty, Deb Way – (aka D-bo…apparently) and Amy in the back. Cheryl comments on how exhausted she is and therefore, this would be a Motley Crue-less drive. Deb questions the safety of the passenger due to Cheryl’s fatigue.
Amy: Cheryl’s a great driver. Don’t worry about her. I’m a terrible driver.
J-ho: You’re not a terrible driver.
Amy: I’m a nervous driver. But only when other people are in the car. When I’m by myself, I’m fine.
Deb: Can you prove that?
J-ho: If Amy is driving in the woods and there’s nobody around…wait…
Cheryl: I’m blogging this. Starting with ‘Chery’s a great driver.’