Posts Tagged ‘Chris Wrate’
(Ed. note: I probably changed that title like 9 times…. it doesn’t even make that much sense)
Wow… I never thought I’d say this but, without work I’m kind of bored. But, boredom lead me to reading too much and then thinking too much and then this post and my theory.
You know how I love theories and science… so here we go: people feel very passionate about this little drummer boy.
I was at another blog reading comments, because apparently that’s what I can do with endless amounts of time on my hands, and I was LOL’ing. And then writing this extremely long-winded post.
All this drama was over a 3 minute bit of “Little Drummer Boy”. Not the most earth shattering performance of Lee’s…. just a little promotion for Lee bear on Jesus’ birthday.
Before I get to my favorite comments; let’s not forget the sun was all up in his retinas. I just wanted to mention that again and post some pictures, because that was my favorite part. I get very dramatic when the sun is in my eyes… I can barely walk on the sidewalk and complain very loudly. I couldn’t imagine trying to put my fingers in correct places on a guitar. (not that I can do that when the sun isn’t burning my eyelids, but you get my point)
Good thing the crazy cool guitarists have sunglasses on.
Okay, back to the original reason for all of this…. my favorite comments about LDB on a certain website. You would think Lee bear made this huge political statement, but no it was just about a little boy who drums. A warning: I posted some of the “mean” ones, but I use that term loosely, because most of them don’t make sense. Well, linguistically they make sense, but no basis in reality.
I loved Lee’s rockin version of Little Drummer Boy, and the crowd loved it, too.I’m glad they focused on RJ’s drumming-he was really into it! I watched this yesterday; the performance looked great on TV
I agree. This drummer boy was getting down. I even have a picture to prove this and to solidify the genius’ words above.
Didn’t appreciate ruining a beautiful traditional Christmas song with this wuss rock, made for television version. Didn’t even sing it well. And I like Lee.
Drum solo was great though.
Wow… this person was not having any of Lee, but clearly has a thing for drummers. Little drummer boys and Lee’s drummer, RJ.
Ugh – he really murdered that!
Quite the dramatic one.
I love how Lee took this boring old snoozer song and brought it to life by modernizing it. I am impressed that Lee is a modern artist, not stuck in the previous century, and that he shows unique, creative talent to change up a song and make it current. And he is having fun! Well Done
This person is a genius as far as I’m concerned. And they used a smiley face at the end… and you can’t help but smile at that.
In response to the comment about Lee bear being modern, this Da Vinci lover had this to say, and to be honest I don’t even know what it means. But they probably read a lot of Dan Brown novels.
Yeah… like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
And then a person, a little bit more grounded in reality.
Well, I wouldn’t put LDB on the same level as the Mona Lisa. He took a song that I’ve heard way too many times and made it fresh again. The crowd loved it, but then he always gets a great response from the audience when he performs.
And a few more….
It’s one thing to not care for Lee’s version, but I fail to see “disrespect” on his part. If he had stayed true to the original, he would have been equally criticized by some people. I didn’t watch the entire parade yesterday, but have seen clips of the other performers previously on video. Didn’t some of them substantially change their Christmas tunes? (Not counting little Jackie here…who I just put on mute when she opens her mouth.)
This person makes good points, but my favorite is the highlighted part. Didn’t you hear?… either she lip synchs or is a robot??? I’m working on evidence for either one as we speak.
I sincerely hated how he sang the ‘pa ruppa pum pum’ part. Though without those words, I doubt I would have recognized it as The Little Drummer Boy. The crowd obviously enjoyed it and the band sounded great.
I have nothing against Lee.
Sincere hatred is much worse, as opposed to regular hatred. And they have nothing against Lee… just his pa ruppa pum pums, which ironically, is my favorite part. We can never be friends, because I made a mix tape of the pa ruppa pum pums on loop. No road trip with music for us.
Absolutely awful. I saw this on t.v. and everyone around me cringed the whole time. Some people are pleased too easily if they think he made it modern. No, he made it into wuss rock and his vocals sucked. No wonder he chose this song considering ‘pa rum pum pum pum’ sounds like how he mumbles every song he sings.
Lee ruined their Christmas. No one should be cringing during this holiday… unless your family is making you sing jingles around the tree, then cringe and keep drinking.
And what is this wuss rock??? A new genre?? That’s pretty impressive if he created a new genre. And he does kind of have bad diction, won’t fight you on that, but pa rum rum rum pums are supposed to sound like a drum roll, which I believe doesn’t have hard consonants like a “T” or “K”. So, actually he is a genius with his mouth… think about that!
Disney vibe? Walt would have hid the little drummers boys sticks.
HAHAHHAHA that’s pretty funny. I don’t even have a funnier comment to come back with…good thing old Walt is dead.
Hell, I think he’s the weakest link of this group! The arrangement was okay, the drummer was awesome.
RJ is gonna get some assss!!!! He should just carry this video around with him when he wants to pick up chicks, because he is gonna get some Christian girls all excited with his drumming.
So yeah. This was kind of long. Sorry about that. Those were just some of my favorite comments. People were all up in arms over this little performance, I just don’t get it.
But for something I can get and that we can all get behind and agree on is the hair.
PA RUM PUM PUM PUMMMMM!
P.S. Oh and shout out to ldjfan…… mucho gracias for posting some Rocco love out in the world.
Oprah is gracious and placed Lee bear about 30 minutes into the Disney Christmas Parade show just like I asked (I truly believe in her now) and it was fabulous, because I was starting to lose interest.
That hair in HD is just that more special. It took my breath away. It even distracted me from the song for a second. Nobody here is surprised by that. I automatically put a hat over my head, because I realized my hair will never look that awesome.
I need a close up picture of the hair STAT!
Anyway, Lee bear needs some sunnies. Sun was all up in his eyes. Lee bear turned into squinty bear.
Hot guitarist, who I forgot existed, wore sunglasses, and even the other guy who dances a lot wore glasses. You can kind of see all this in the picture below. (I couldn’t find a close up… but will try to find one to prove my point even more)
(And not gonna lie, I was just assuming that Linc the Sink was bald because he always wore a hat. Fooled me!! He has hair.)
He needs sunglasses. I hope he gets some in his stocking.
And because Oprah is all on my side today, I found pictures of Lee D. (that I’m sure you’ve all seen and may or may not have used in a shrine already) that just makes me think he is the coolest person on this planet. Willow Smith can just sit her ass down. I never really thought of him as “cool” per se…but not necessarily NOT cool (is that a double negative… you know what I mean). He was never someone I looked at and said “he is cool” ….but wow. Too cool for school is the overwhelming sense I feel from him now.
When did he become the cool guy??? I’m so blown away by this. I instantly feel like the nerdy high school girl who has a crush on the cool senior boy in school.
Maybe it’s just me.
First off who ever came up with the idea to name the radio show, that Lee DeWyze played at, the “chris-mix warm-up party” is a genius. They should get a raise. I should probably give them my paycheck, because their brain is working on a way more advance level than mine right now. Good job genius stranger!
Back to the topic: I just can’t seem to go one day without writing about Lee bear. And that must be due to the fact that he is running around the country and performing at cleverly titled radio shows. So, let’s not stop that my friend.
I think he is still in Cali (but you could never tell because he wears that grey hobo hat that I wish I owned, because let’s be real… it’s waaaaay colder here in NYC then in Cali Lee bear). And once again his wonderful fans (who could be stealth secret agents due to their sick multitasking skills) took videos of the concert. And they are even more wonderful because they post these vids on Twitter. I love Twitter because sometimes I sign in and all these little gems pop up. I provided a few of those gems for ya and this is all thanks to TeamLeeDeWyze. You people are good!
I know these are just snippets, but I mean is there anything more to say then the now known fact he is talented. He is awesome live, the album is great…. there isn’t really much more that he has to do to convince me to dig him.
But, if I could make one teeeeensy request it would be to add some sweet dance moves…..
And he obviously has a blasty blast doing dance numbers.
So let’s add some choreography shall we. I bet Lincoln can pop and lock it with the best of them. And the cute guitarist Chris Wrate looks like he can do some great break dance moves in his skinny jeans. And that drummmer, RJ??, don’t even tell me that guy doesn’t have the swag and the moves. I won’t believe you.
Anyway, back to the actual show that unfortunately (or fortunately??) didn’t have a dance break, you can see pictures from it HERE. There are a few performance pictures…. but most are just him with the fans again. What a guy!
And I don’t appreciate Linc the sink (Prison Break??? Anyone? Anyone??) enough…. look at that intensity as he tickles those Yamaha ivories.
Well, let’s say things went a lot smoother than when Kanye West was on the show.
But of course it did… Lee isn’t a nut job. So good job Lee for being a stable individual.
He performed “Sweet Serendipity” and did great. I liked the song when it first came out, but I’m liking it better after hearing it live so many times. It works. And his guitarist (not the hottie mchottie… the other adorable one) has the best bounce (but not in his hair… that is in Lee bear’s cards). I believe his name is Draper?? He does the Draper bounce. That’s what I am calling that little bob he does.
I’m no longer mad about the Giant game situation anymore. It’s all forgiven.
Lee bear will hit up Reeg and Kel tomorrow, which is fantastic because Reeg IS a nut job and will for sure mess up Lee’s name, and there is even a slight chance he may have no idea who he is even interviewing. Regis is old and can do whatever the hell he wants… I can’t wait to get to that stage of my life.
Would ya look at that?? The kid didn’t mess up.
My favorite comment when this song was released was “How is he going to sing this live with all those words???”
Well, ummmm let me think…
1)He wrote it
2) He isn’t an idiot
3) He speaks English
Shocking that he can sing the words without fumbling. He must be a genius.
I think this was a great first performance. Yes, I am kind of bias, but they did awesome for playing together for the 1st time live. Lee bear was smiling, the band was jamming…. it had a nice flow and it will only get better.
That backdrop behind them was suuuuuppppper appropriate and that guitarist is such a little sexpot. Those are my final thoughts.
Oh and his hair looked great.
Ok so I feel like a uber creeper doing this, but my curiosity got the best of me.
After you post a name of a musician, I’m going to google it. I mean, it is natural for my generation… right? Don’t tell me if I’m a creeper; I feel bad enough.
Anyway Lee DeWyze played Simon Cowell and auditioned some boys for his band to tour with… and the results are sexy.
By the look of these guys, I’m sure the casting call looked something like this:
DO YOU PLAY GUITAR? DRUMS? BASS? SING BACKING VOCAL?
OH… AND ARE YOU HOT? DO GIRLS THROW THEMSELVES AT YOU?
IF SO CALL 1-800- I’m Hot And Play An Instrument
Ok, that was a really bad, completely fictional casting sheet. I apologize. But you get the idea.
And this is the creeper part: I found pictures. I’m ashamed of myself.
Guitar? Check! Tattoos? Check!
Cool name and I hope that dog goes on tour as well…perfect mascot
and we all know this stunner.
This band has my approval. And I am sure the legion of Lee fans agree with this decision of hiring attractive people. Let’s hope they can actually play instruments.
I couldn’t think of a funny title because this is some serious business people.
Lee bear has formed his band of cubs (see?? that didn’t work there. lol)
Apparently, musician (and certified hot man) Chris Wrate is in Lee’s band. He will fo sho have groupies on tour.
and because in all fairness, Lee WILL be his wingman let’s actually chat about Lee.
Another nice move, because I am for certain he is just a nice guy and he probably had to, Lee bear met the winner of Cheesecake Factory’s Idol competition and here a picture:
Yes, yes you are.