Michael D. wrote:
It’s not my fault for this Foreigner derailment. Honest!
It’s just a Midwest thing from the Twin Cities, to Chicago, to Denver, and back again.
For Laura, I had thought about this today. Next time we are on this cruise together we’ll do Hot Blooded (together) at Karaoke. I just have to make sure that I have a fair amount of alcohol in me, it be 3:00 am and just a few people in the lounge, on the first night. This way I can embarrass myself with little fanfare. I cannot carry a tune even if it had a handle.
A treat for Laura,http://youtu.be/fOIY2YmRJ-ohttp://youtu.be/vPgVmw0UBOU
Check out the vintage ‘70’s look.
Now, as for Lou Gramm. He still tours. Sounds alright and does the Foreigner songs well but is not the same man since surviving his brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma (Wikipedia as source). It has taken a long time for him to return to his old self. He does Christian Rock music now and it is very different, a pronounced departure from is Foreigner days. He mixes his Foreigner songs, with his solo songs, and his Christian songs in his set. His Christian songs really stand out.
I have seen Lou Gramm a couple of times. First was back in 1990 with Steve Miller and again in 2010 with Sammy Hagar and John Waite. For the 2010 gig Lou was listed as the second act but instead came on first. The bands found out just how HOT Minnesota can get in July during an outdoor gig.
I think Lou did a 20 minute/30 minute set tops. Sammy kept calling for water! More water.
A little derailment is a good thing.
Ha - guess I missed answering this post till now....wow - that Foreigner flashback obsessing on my part several days ago was awesome!
They are simply one of those bands I will NEVER tire of no matter how much time passes since first hearing them. I think I had that song "I Want to Know What Love Is" in my head for at least 3 straight days and was even singing it around the house.
Which brings me to your karaoke proposition! I just may be down for doing Hot Blooded even though I've never done karaoke in my life. I think I'd have to be pretty drunk to do so - even though I've been told my singing voice is quite nice by those who have heard it.
Well, we shall see re this duet - you are most likely 70K bound in the future and I'm more likely Barge bound. Anyway - it's a nice thought!
Sorry to hear that Lou Gramm has had health issues. I recently youtubed recent performances and it seemed rather sad really....since he was such a strong vocalist and performer once and is no longer. :( On the other hand, my (fellow old-fart
) husband & I were amazed how great Roger Daltrey (68 years old) and Peter Gabriel (62) sounded this past fall doing Quadrophenia & So respectively so many years (40 & 25 roughly) later!! Certainly worth a toke (or many) in their honor those particular evenings.