LA Daily News published this piece of mine, originally titled "American Idol and the Deluded."
Yes, it's true. I sang out in public without shame. See this photo on the left? I'm dancing and singing, as I often did. And from the big hand gestures, I'm guessing the number I am assaulting everyone in my vicinity with is Age of Aquarius.
Being the delusional child I was, I mangled many songs of the 1970s: Olivia Newton-John's Have you Never Been Mellow; Minnie Riperton's Loving You, and so many more, including (as I mention in the Daily News) Debby Boone's You Light up My Life.
And if I had more room in the Daily News, I would've included how I, as a Freshman (who should have known better by then), sang Linda Ronstadt's Blue Bayou to my entire high school. Yep, it was just me singing acapella - standing in the middle of the auditorium during a school rally... even blue-eyed-Dave-with-the-perfectly-feathered-hair was there to witness this event. I know, because he mentioned it to me four years later. Ugh!
So, yes, I was truly delusional... I say in the past-tense, while typing about my life into cyberspace as if anyone gives a damn. Some things haven't changed.