Monday, November 30, 2009

Rick Springfield is NOT one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Yesterday afternoon was a dream come true! Sure, it was a dream that I had 29 years ago, but it came true, didn't it? Rick Springfield AND REO Speedwagon performing Christmas songs and some of their best known work for a figure skating exhibition! Pretty exciting stuff!
You see, Bob wasn't feeling well yesterday, so we couldn't go out. Then my Aunt called my mom to let her know that figure skating would be on this afternoon. My mom and I are fans of figure skating, so my Aunt always calls when she sees they are on the schedule. When Auntie said that REO and Rick Springfield would be performing, I almost thought it was a joke. Her daughter knows that I am a big fan of both. Someday I will tell you why it is her fault I am a fan of REO Speedwagon... But I knew my Aunt wouldn't tease me that way, especially during the sacred season of Advent!
I enjoyed REO Speedwagon's rendition of The Little Drummer Boy , Silent Night, and Sleighride, as well as some old hits. I was not all that impressed by Deck the Halls. "It's time to be jolly...wipe those tears from your eyes...", had me laughing so hard, I told Bob that first Jethro Tull (my cousin is a fan, and one Christmas Eve asked what I'd like to hear...not realizing they actually made one, I suggested The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, and he played it!), now REO...now all we need are Deff Lepard and The Beastie Boys to do a Christmas Album, and the four horsemen of the apocalypse will be complete.
Rick Springfield did such a wonderful job on Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel that I suspect he believes what he is singing! To be fair to REO Speedwagon, Kevin Cronin did mention how he loved to sing Silent Night as an altar boy in fifth grade while attending a Catholic School, and even mom did not find any fault in the way they styled that song.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show, even though I suspect we are now ever closer to the end of the world...But heck, Advent is the perfect time to keep The Second Coming in mind, am I right people?

And now, for your viewing pleasure, Deck the Halls by REO Speedwagon. Skip over to the two minute 29 second mark to get to the part that made me laugh if you don't want to hear the whole thing.


Come join my friend Wendy in her Life is Funny blog carnival. C'mon.... She is not picky. She accepts the four horsemen or the apocalypse as funny, doesn't she?

8 comments:

Annie K said...

I think you are right Helen. The world may be coming to an end...

JML said...

I don't even know what happened, but 1- that's the funniest title ever
2- You make me smile. Happy day, Helen!

Wendy said...

Well, Twisted Sister did a Christmas album. Does that count for anything?

Marni said...

Rick Springfield...yummy.

katdish said...

Snickering...

My mom loves to watch figure skating, too.

jasonS said...

I have been schooled and for that, I am appreciative. You should write a book entitled, Unraveling the Mysteries of Revelation through Popular Music. Those "end times" books are always huge!

♥ Kathy said...

I have to admit I had Rick Springfield on my wall in the 80s :)

sherri said...

I was a huge Springfield fan....and REO Speedwagon and I think you right about the world possibly coming to end.