Posts Tagged ‘Naked As We Came’
After seeing some videos from Lee D’s Gramercy Theater show, I realize my recap does not recap the show at all. (by the way… last shameless plug… check it out HERE). I mention like 5 songs, as if his set was 30 minutes long, and then he went to go get a hot dog around the block.
I highly apologize for this. But we can thank asdfghkayla for being responsible and recording the Lee D NYC show. But before we get into that, serious question: Kayla (I assume your name is Kayla) did you or did you not seizure your fingers on the keyboard to get the first half of your YouTube account name?? I admire you, if you did.
Anyway, thanks to this amazing girl for capturing all the songs that I pretended didn’t happen because I was too concerned about bleeding out from my heels and/or admiring his blazer so much.
“Naked As We Came” . I like to call this one “naked”.
“Princess”/ “new song, old song”. I think I talked about this one, but this is the closest he got to foot stomping a la Mumford & Sons so I had to repost.
“Use Somebody”. Beyonce is put to shame. Her cover of this song can just stop.
“A Song About Love”. I enjoyed this song so much live I forgot to mention it. It was hiding in my heart.
“Earth Stood Still”. I just had too!
Ahhh good times, good times.
Did no one record that song?? It’s my life’s mission to view every version of “Earth Stood Still” and collect them all to show them in an art installation out of my bedroom to make some extra cash next summer. So get on it people!
In the meantime, here is “Naked As We Came”… or “Come”. What is it?? Either way it’s about nakedness.
I’m gonna go ahead and say this is my favorite version of this song. I know you all love acoustic Lee D…. but I’m feeling the full band. I like the full sound and this song sounds so much better with full instrumentation. (I do miss Rafael Julio thought. Sad face)
Plus, he seems to be more mobile when it’s a full band because he likes to talk to all of them (musically) during the song and since I can’t stand still for an hour staring at one focal point, I need him to move around.
This is clearly all about my needs and no one elses. Didn’t you know?? This tour is called “Rocco’s Way Because It’s Hard For Her To Focus On One Thing”. The tour t-shirts are stellar!
Lee D decided to say “hello” by singing a song about being naked as you get to an event (I just cracked myself up with that one), while being held captive again.
1) The camera is clearly far away because his captors can’t get too close to Lee D’s face because I’m sure by now he’s learned to blink morse code.
2) Since Lee D. can blink morse code, they not only kept the camera from being zoomed on his face, but they decided to blind him with a spotlight. You can not blink if your retinas are on fire.
3) From the 14 second mark to the 20 second mark he is straight up gargling. He may be choking on his own saliva. ARMS UP!
Never understood less what a person was saying. I understand my 1-year-old nephew who only says “ball” and “bug” without the end consonants better.
4) Lee D., you sing this song well.
Oh god. A Twitter Jamboree?? I’m nervous.
Posted May 3, 2011on:
If Forrest Gump can run across the country, Lee D can get on one flight from West Virginia to Florida. 4 states away, my friend. Get a freakin’ map.
Or he should have just rode his bike… he can just strap his guitar to his back. What else does he possibly need?? He wears the same thing. <— I just solved his travel conundrum and dissed his ensemble. Oopsie!
Anyway, Lee D went to Florida because he had a show to do and I think the Malcom in the Middle kid was there. Or was this the West Virginia show?? I think it was the other show but here is a picture anyway. Thank you mmedgar3 (once again) for this photo of Frankie Muniz drumming. He should drum for Lee D. That’ d be awesome.
Okay… now to Lee D. People apparently only record his covers… so here is the naked one and the one about some nice looking eye balls.
Nice t-shirt. Non-gay Gap bear is in full swing in the Florida heat.
Ummm where is Mr. Rafael Julio???
Same shirt as West Virginia. Just saying.
He sings this song well, he must like it.
I can only assume Lee D. is drunk on stage because he is obsessed with the idea of drinking and eyeballs. Weird combination…. and we can only judge. To go from wishing you had more drinks to someone who is special to you???… Sounds like my very, VERY functional relationships.
Fun. Good times.
So, he’s in Asia and I’m not even going to pretend like I’m gonna be on top of that tour. The time zone thing already annoys me and I couldn’t tell you the difference between Asian countries if you were force feeding me lo mein until I could name all the countries. Ask anyone who knows me in real life… I get all the different type of Asian cultures mixed up… it’s a mess. I advise you to go to Red Beanie Blog to stay up to date, because I’ll most likely just post what I want, which is gonna be “Earth Stood Still” 99 times.
Wanna bet it only takes his one giant plane ride to get across the planet?? How ironic!
I’m gonna need that drummer to follow Lee D around at all costs. Like, even just in everyday life and play a little beat while Lee runs errands at the market. If he can have random people come with him on tour (people who don’t really need to be there, like a stylist that he never uses) he can definitely afford to have a little drummer boy with him.
I don’t know if I was just getting bored with acoustic Lee D or what…. but the addition of these drums is reviving my love for this album, and I needed that.
(Go to Red Beanie Blog and tell her you love her, because that is where I got these videos because once again my weird mind got in the way last night and I watched 3 hours of Vampire Diaries, instead of working and looking for Lee D. WV videos.)
“Naked As We Came”
He dances and grooves a little more. Even his hair is bouncier… the follicles love the drums. Look at Linc the Sink!! He’s jamming!
“Crash Into Me”
Thank Oprah I wasn’t driving while writing this (I’m a great multi-tasker. Don’t worry about it) because that scream in the beginning would have caused me to crash. I was not expecting it and I jumped.
Did he perform any of his own songs is my question?? Look at his hair in that light! It’s heavenly. Doesn’t this song sound better with some drummies??? Yes, it does.
I love his “thank you all so much… “. It’s so serious. Serious fun.
” A Song About Love”
This song + drums= Rocco likes this song more
Ummm where is “Earth Stood Still”???
PS I ended this all very abruptly.
Editor’s note: This was written at around 2AM after coming home from a bar called The Stumble Inn, which was later donned Stumble-ina. 12 hours later that makes absolutely no sense to me. We’re not going to edit this. Enjoy!
I promised my sister I would drunk dial her this weekend because she swears I have no idea how to get drunk. That is not true… there were many mornings in college where I hated myself for taking the one sip that sent me over the edge.
So, since I’m not nearly drunk enough to call someone and classify it as “drunk dialing” (so sorry sister) I’ll just try to write about what I’ve missed in 24 hours.
Apparently Lee D. is already in another state, but I’m just playing catch up from the show two days ago, in Iowa. Ke$ha came on at the bar, much to my “drunken” surprise and excitement, and I made a mental note, and then proceeded to actually write these words down in very large, very sloppy handwriting:
LEE IOWA SO MANY VIDEOS DO IT TONIGHT
That means… “Self. Catch up on these videos. It happened 2 days ago and no one is going to care if you whip them out on Sunday, so do it as soon as possible” and for some reason Ke$ha reminded me to do this.
(I just spent 15 minutes trying to synch my phone to my computer so I could post the picture of that mental note I made in my notebook and make this story even funnier… but I can’t do it. Remind me to twit pic it later.)
So, basically, what I’m asking you to do is to pretend like you’ve never seen this videos and make-believe I just broke some serious Lee D. news. As adults we don’t play make-believe anymore and I think this is the perfect opportunity.
I don’t know why I just pretended he said “boo yah”. No caucasian man who wants to be taken seriously says that. Let’s watch the videos:
I love that I don’t even have to label what those songs are because you all already know. But I do just want to type out “Broooooooooklyn Bridge” because it’s kind of tradition and I’m convinced that if I say that enough he will just randomly introduce the song that way one show. Hopefully, a show in NYC because we will all laugh and appreciate it.
Those were good. Iowa was a good show. I wonder what vitamins (or drugs??) they’re pumping into the corn??
Posted March 11, 2011on:
Alrighty, people…. this is the revamped recap of last nights show. I half-assed it earlier and I feel guilty and awful about it. I’m gonna bang out a hilarious one right now. (Hopefully)
….Kinda like Lee D. banged out the most awesome outfit of his bowling career. Take a peeksie.
I promise you I just said out loud “I’m obsessed with that jacket… obsessed”. I think he has promise. This gave me faith.
Lee D. surprised the audience with his new cover “Naked As We Came”… and I use that term for lack of a better one. Bit of advice for Lee D… it isn’t a surprise if it’s on Twitter. Twitter is close enough to Oprah’s law, so everyone knew what song you were doing.
He’s not very good at surprises… actually he sucks at them. You know what would have been a surprise?? A Justin Bieber song. I would have fallen of my chair and he would have fallen off his chair, because I’m sure the people there would attack him on stage for that. <— I think I may be the only J Biebs enthusiast here… but whatever… time will prove me right. Would people really freak out if he covered a Biebs song?? I need to know this.
That sounded great…. maybe better than the Iron & Wine version. Shocking.
Confession: I don’t watch the entirety of the videos. I usually skip around. I know I’m an awful Lee fan. He sounds great, but he’s just sitting there… I can watch the whole thing later. That being said… I skipped to the most perfect part. 2 minutes and 15 seconds. It was like fate.
“Fast Car”?!?! That’s the most exciting thing he’s done in months. Thank you for that. He just reeled me in again, when I was dosing. I hope everyone appreciated that, because that’s a real surprise. He’s such a genius for doing that, and not just because it’s one of my most favorite pop songs, but because it was so unexpected. It almost makes up for the lack of Biebs. ALMOST.
“Brooooooooklyn Bridge” was next in my jumbled up set list and still no guitar part for it…. but that’s okay. We fake fought about that for months, why change that now?? He just loves annoying me and giving me anxiety.
I kinda dream (and by kinda dream, I mean I just made this up on the spot right now) that’d he’d stand up, kick the stool away and just start strumming on the guitar. That would be pretty epic right??
Wait…. was he strumming a little bit??? I think he was just pretending in order to annoy me.
“Live It Up” sounds like a different song. And the crowd sings along.. presh. This may be my favorite version of this song he’s done. He changed up the melody a little bit. I still hate the bridge though… those lyrics make no sense.
“A Song About Love”…. everyone loves this song with such a passion. It depresses me a little bit today. I’m not going to re-watch this.
He did great. He sounded awesome and I’m sure the crowd in his hometown looooooved him. I’m glad he got to go home and see his family and eat this giant ass cookie!
DeWyzefan6…. you are obviously the nicest person on this planet. No one has ever given me a birthday cake like that, let alone a person I’ve never met. You are a gem.
And again, I hope everyone at least appreciated that awesome ass outfit.
Oh that’s not true…. he’s just sleeping.
Oh, and where the hell was the Abe Lincoln impersonator??
So, that was a little more fun than my “recap” earlier, right??