You know when I first heard Glee was doing a Billy Joel episode I was really excited because oh my god I love Billy Joel then I was so terrified because Jesus I love Billy Joel but I very rarely hear covers of his songs I like. I liked Puck’s cover of Only the Good Die Young in S2, he had a very good voice for Billy’s songs.
After watching the episode, both of my feelings were justified, some songs were great and others were just no!
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song): I really enjoyed this one as an opening song. Darren and Chord sound so good together and their voices really suited this particular song. It’s never been one of my favourite Billy songs which is why I probably feel satisfied with it but, I did like it. 7/10
(I’m gonna skip PM and do it last)
My Life: Puckermans are good at covering Billy it seems because Jacob Artist’s voice was wonderful for this song and he did a great job. However I’m not entirely happy with the context it was used. That is never how I’ve interpreted this song, I know other people would see it differently but I didn’t like it being used this way. Mind you, I’m not happy with Jake right now so that might just be bleeding over into my feelings for this song. Overall though I liked it. 7/10
Honesty: This one was so well done. Kevin’s voice is sooooo not right for Billy Joel though. 6/10
An Innocent Man: NO! NO! NO! Who the fuck decided to give Blake this song? He fell flat on half the notes and couldn’t sing deep enough. It was awful. I hated it. It made me cringe so badly. I had to pause the video and go play the actual song to get the awfulness of that cover out my head. 2/10
Just the Way You Are: Probably my favourite number from the episode. I think because it was a group number. Their voices melded together well and it was just a really beautiful scene. They did excellent jobs on this one. 8/10
You May Be Right: I love this song almost as much as Piano Man and Only the Good Die Young so I’m really glad Matthew Morrison was leading it because his voice was wonderful for the song. Very close to Just the Way You Are for my favourite songs of the episode. 8/10
Piano Man: I left this one until last because Piano Man is actually my all-time favourite song and that one recording of Darren singing it in a bar did not fill me with hope, he got so many lyrics wrong and didn’t sound that good singing it so I was worried. I love Darren so much but… this is my favourite song EVER. His voice was gorgeously deep and that was nice but I didn’t appreciate the arrangement or the shortening of the song - I know, it’s glee, most songs get shortened, but nothing beats the full length Piano Man. So overall I actually can’t decide if I like this one. I love Darren and he sounded phenomenal but… I just… there was something about the number that just… wasn’t right…. So I’m not rating it and that’s my opinion.
But in the end the episode was better than the last couple and they didn’t completely ruin one of my favourite singer-songwriters (except Blake, go sit in the corner Blake, that was terrible) so I say it’s a win.
Accurate post is accurate.
Reminds me of the time a lady told me whip doesn’t melt. Or a guy yelled at me for not understanding him/hearing him because he kept talking on the phone
For those in retail.
I worked in a Lil Caesars and a woman came in and wanted a sausage pizza with no sausage, but got mad when she was given a cheese pizza.
So when I worked at fitting room in Old Navy, a woman told me that a medium top was too small, and that the large top was too large. So she asked me to find her an “x-medium”. Old Navy carries x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, 1x, 2x and 3x. There is no “x-medium”. But she insisted, so I went and found her an “x-medium” (which was just a medium in a different color but the same top, same make, same EVERYTHING) and she goes very happily, “THIS! THIS FITS ME PERFECTLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! See, you can do anything you can set your mind to!”
I worked at a movie theatre and one the machines went down so we had to write down orders in order to put them in the machines once they were working again, and the lady thought it was unnecessary, called me stupid, and asked if I had to pass a test that declared I was “a retard” (ugh) before I got to work there.
"I just want a popcorn and a large coke and you have to write it down like you can’t remember that. People like you shouldn’t be in the work force!"
I tried explaining what was happening but she wouldn’t have it. Calling me all sorts of names in front of about 100 people in line at the concession stands. I started crying because when people yell, I get flustered and cry. A friend tried to take the machine so I could step away but the lady said that I “didn’t deserve the easy way out,” and “a r-word like her will never learn if you don’t push them.”
She ended up asking to speak to my manager and walked out with a $50 gift card.
I got to go home early.
It was so traumatic.
This is so weird that some people’s managers don’t stand up for them. When I worked at KFC my managers cared more about how we were treated and would take our side over rude and abusive customers. For example this guy wanted wicked wings and I asked him how many and he said 2 boxes so to clarify (since we sold 2 different sized boxes) I asked if he meant 6 wings (2x 3 wings boxes) and he said yes. I charged him for that and made his order then he gets really angry and says how he wanted 2x 15 wings and I responded that I had asked and he had answered. I apologised anyway and added up the difference in my head he would need to pay me for the extra wings and he starts screaming at me. My manager walks out and I explained what was happening and she tried to explain what I already had, the guy wasn’t having it and started calling me names so just once she asks him very politely to calm down or leave and he responds with ‘no fuckin way, the customer is always right’ so my manager just nods sagely and says ‘not in my fucking restaurant, now leave’.
(Source: 9gag, via spangledout)
All Dean has ever wanted is the one thing he just can’t have: a family of his own. And while so many things have stood in his way, it boils down to the fact that he believes people would be better off without him. It’s not hard to see why. When Dean is caught stealing, John can’t even be bothered to come pick him up, he’d rather have him “rot in jail.” So yeah, of course Dean thinks he doesn’t matter, can’t see his own worth. But just look! Dean, can’t you see how perfect you are for this job? He always knows just what to say, because he remembers when he was young. Remembers the things he wished John would say, on days when he wanted nothing more than for his father to look him in the eye. But he can’t fold, can’t indulge, because he’s afraid of what he has the potential to become. Please Dean, can’t you see? That’s not you. You’re a better man than your daddy ever was, Dean Winchester.
I didn’t think it was possible for me to hate John Winchester more than I already did but this episode proved me wrong. That man deserved to remain rotting in hell, I wish he hadn’t been let out in S2 finale.
Fandoms + silhouettes
I can name all of these characters by their silhouettes. I feel like I have one of the most useless superpowers ever.
I can too.
I’m sad. Why use AOS actors’ silhouettes? TOS will always be infinitely better. JJ Abrams should never have been allowed near ST… sometimes I wonder if he ever even watched a single episode of TOS….