Tuesday, April 21, 2009
my son Jamie, age 15
well my son, jamie, is now a grown man at the age of 24 and getting ready to go off to University of Buffalo to earn his PhD in literature. so, i thought i would take a little trip down memory lane. these pics were taken when he was about 15....i had a professional photographer take a pic of each of my kids at this time. rosie pics were taken in a field of flowers, brooke's were taken in a studio environment and jamie's were here at Bird Rock, Pacific Beach.
i remember when the photograghy session ended there was a whole string of pubescent girls lined up on top of the rock watching as though he were a teen idol. he coulda been one, if you ask me.
i am placing these pics up here for another reason. because tonight is american idol and i mentioned before that scott (the blind guy kicked off a few weeks ago) reminded me of jamie. they both have/had such a look of innocence to them. of course now my jamie is looking more like a beatnik (which makes sense in his line of work - writing), but there was a day when he was healthy, young, rosy cheeked and teen idol looking. at least to his momma. what's life without memories?
OK, now that i have watched american idol this week - here's what i think: first of all, i can't believe the panel wasted a vote last week and saved matt g. - i think he should go tomorrow. so that's one off the show.
i was not that impressed with lil rounds - she had good spots but at times she was screechy--- and her moving around the stage (i guess it was kinda dancing) felt very awkward, confusing and disorganized to me.
my favorite singer this week is chris!- i love how he changed "she works hard for her money", very clever, very beatnik.
2nd place goes to danny gokey - he has a great voice and inspires celebration - celebration for and of life (knowing his history helps me love him - his wife died just before he came on the show - in case you didn't know that). i liked anoop. anoop and his mom and dad are very lovable. adam and alison are predictably great - so i am a bit bored with that.
i am confused about lil rounds. i love her voice in parts - but she is inconsistent, so i guess she is the other one i would vote off tomorrow. the others are so great - i agree with what the panel kept saying - there are too many great artists in this idol this time. what do you think?