Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sligh-ku

Over at Americanidol.com, they have message boards, and I am noticing that several people are posting haiku poems and calling them Sligh-ku. This is probably one of the highlights of my life to see people writing strange haiku poems about me. Here are some examples of Sligh-ku:

gonna make hoff cry
will bust a move on paula
that cheeky monkey

and...

I bet he likes tots
a foot long coney will do
fro patro wig time

and...

they ain't seen the sligh
rock a chump like a vandal
representin' yo!

and finally...

a big floppy fro
will be going all the way
hollywood, baby

94 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris. Found this by googling your name. You seem like a cool down to earth guy from South Carolina. Just wondering if you went to BJ (Bob Jones University) at all. Both my older brothers did and I just wanted to check and see if you did. Good luck with Idol. I'll be rooting for ya.

Krista

Anonymous said...

Good luck Fro Patro...rootin for ya! Sue

jojo said...

lmao

now thats hxc

jojo said...

lmao


that was hxc

Anonymous said...

Should we be worried that it is February and you are not in Cali? If you make the top 12 they won't be letting you talk to us like this anymore. :(

misushavoc

Anonymous said...

I wrote one!HOLLYWOOD BABY!!

Erin said...

Chris, my fiance found a link to your MySpace pages on an Idol blog before Idol aired, and he pegged you then as the winner of AI. After seeing your audition on Wed., I wouldn't be surprised if he were right. I wish you the best!

Lori said...

Yes, I agree that the Sligh-kus on the Fro Patro thread are a good reflection of your ingeniuity and wit.

I wish I was better at writing them, but I have a history degree, not an English degree. But now I'm just making excuses : ).

Good luck in Hollywood!!!

Lori (HSTRY QT everywhere else)

Lorraine said...

Sligh-ku is Way cool and I'm rooting for you.

Hey, do you know Allen Sligh and the late Norma Sligh? Norma is my mom's sister. They were missionaries to American service all over the world and most of their kids became missionaries.

Anonymous said...

You Rock, hope you win AI.

Tawny said...

I love all of the Sligh-ku's from your thread on the AI site but I suck and didn't come up with one.. but I did post in there. My first post I may add cause I never go on that forum. :)

Selena Parsley said...

My UnHykoo

I do not have chubby hands
Or hykoo skills or loyal fans
Premonitions is my thang
And he’ll go far cuz Chris can sang

“For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord…”

Selena & Skipper Parsley

Anonymous said...

You will win Idol
You'll mop Hoff's tears with your fro'
Then you'll rule the world

Music143 said...

You're awesome. When you make it through, you have to sing (well, you don't have to, but these are my requests) "The Show Must Go On by Queen" and "I Believe In You by Stryper". Also considering singing "I Surrender by Celine Dion". You have that perfect rock tenor voice with a natural timbre that would sound great singing progressive rock. I wish you best of luck!

Kristi Mantoni said...

We have to put up with another week of the darn auditions!! I can't wait for the real show to begin! I've downloaded speed dialing software so I'm ready to vote for you!!!

Dr. Bob said...

Sligh-Ku. Very funny.

fight the good fight!

Anonymous said...

I might just be in love with you.

LilRed said...

I gotta tell ya ... this is the first seasion I have ever watched of American Idol, and you are my fave so far.

Keep rockin' the fro ... much love and props from Oklahoma City.

Raffy said...

Hey there, just ran into your blog. I'm surprised that it doesn't seem to be more widely read (based on number of comments / inbound links.) In light of this, I wanted to pose a couple questions, regardless of whether or not they receive a response.

Has life-as-you-knew-it exploded yet? You are about to become the subject of some serious scrutiny and inquiry from a variety of media outlets. Do you consider yourself famous (or even a celebrity) yet - because you will be very soon. Just wondering what being "on the verge" of something like this might feel like.

Thanks for reading, sorry if this got double-posted. -R

Anonymous said...

Chris man, I don't know what to say. Your performance on AI seriously gave me goosebumps, something that has rarely ever happened with any other song. I usually watched that show just for the bloopers, but for once, I think I'm going to watch and see what else you have to sing. I'll be voting for ya buddy. Go win it for all of your fans out there.

Boogie said...

Chris Sligh funny man
Slighdol, Sligh-Ku, Slight of Hand
Hollywood Baby

Between the Slighdols and the Head Cases...this season could be interesting.:) Good luck!

Brian said...

Chris!!!

It's Brian Velasco! I'm telling EVERYONE to vote for you! Keep being light where you go man!!

I am so investing in voting in American Idol you dont' even know!

Tell Jon hey!

squelchtheory@yahoo.com

p.s. where's my Mahler 5th symphony CD? It's OK! I'd like to think that I somehow influenced you in some way :-)

peace

Valerie said...

I'm looking forward to watching you in the top 12. Best of luck.

Katie said...

I also googled your name today... I was so glad I found you!! My brother and I agreed that you're pretty much the only talent we saw on American Idol so far this season. It's nice to see a guy who doesn't go friggin crazy with ridiculous, unneccesary vocal embellishments. Thank you. You are so, SO refreshing... and you've got personality. Holy wow... thank you.

Selena Parsley said...

Some people on the idol board are kind of wondering when & where we can get a cd...I hope we don't get you in trouble for talking about all of that over there. We're just very happy for you :-D
Selena Parsley

Anonymous said...

hey.....i post under the pseudonym "unknownhinson" on the AI boards. glad you dig the haiku, er, the sligh-ku. i got into haiku when i used to post on the gil thorp message boards "the bucket". i thought it was an odd way of expressing one's self and it seems to express the unusual way you seem to have approached the AI thing. take care, good luck...i'll be pulling for you. just remember...there was a man named Cleavant Derricks who wrote a simple song many years ago that sums up so much for us...."Just a little talk with Jesus". Rock on!

Anonymous said...

Hey man. had to do a few searches after seeing you on idol and thinking "this guy is awesome". Loved the dry humour and voice aint half bad either :o)

Hoping you get far in the competition and get your dues from the hoff.

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity...did you ever read Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew"? Your's is the name of one of the characters.

Kristin M. said...

Hi Chris - Good luck in Hollywood! I've watched every audition (well, you know, the TV ones) and yours was the memorable one, the only name I remembered. That says something, as far as I'm concerned. Stuff the clones, let's have someone with a personality and a sense of humour! Watching from England and cheering you on - Kristin M.

Adam said...

Hey there. Was watching American Idol, and thought you where pretty good so googled your name. When the ran the pre-audition tape, I said to myself this guy is hilarious, but I bet he is just here for a joke, then when you began to sing I was shocked.

You have a great voice and one that I think suits the competition and that the viewers will like you, and wish you all the best for the further audtions.

And if the singing doesn't work out stand up comedy is always a option.

Cheers, Adam

bamaborntxbred said...

Ha! Dr. Bob was here! Cool!

I wish I were as talented as all those Sligh-Ku artists.

You are going to the Top 12. If you keep your humble, yet disarmingly funny attitude: You will win.

You need a hugely popular weblog like graycharles.com for your Fro Patro to gather and play. Anybody wanna volunteer? Anybody? Bueller?

Anonymous said...

Tell you what, you represent our generation. The entertainment weekly article said second, but if you check the polls you're number one now. Its so exciting to see someone who represents my type of people in the spotlight. Finnally someone with some brains, ya know? GGL, push through!
<3 MG
http://www.myspace.com/mg294

AttackPenguin said...

Gl in Hollywood. I'm really interested to see how this plays out. As far as I can see you are the first real internet backed AI contestant. It brings a whole new twist .

Peace

-Ben

rob said...

Chris,

I first heard of through my Worship Ideas subscription and Don Chapman. When i saw your audition the name sounded familiar but i couldn't remember why. Anyway, I'm a worship leader in Arlington, Tx and I hope you won't mind if i live a little vicariously through you the next few months. Yeah, months...you're going all the way Christina!

Peace, Rob W.

rob said...

Chris,

I first heard of through my Worship Ideas subscription and Don Chapman. When i saw your audition the name sounded familiar but i couldn't remember why. Anyway, I'm a worship leader in Arlington, Tx and I hope you won't mind if i live a little vicariously through you the next few months. Yeah, months...you're going all the way Christina!

Peace, Rob W.

Camren said...

Hey man. Great job on the show. My wife and I loved you more than everyone in the auditions and was pleasantly surprised to find you were a believer, and a Christian who has great taste. (Jars, U2, Coldplay, Counting Crows-Duritz is the greatest writer, don't know why everyone hasn't seen that!??!)

Anyway, really look forward to seeing how everything goes in AI, and my wife and I will be rooting for you all the way!

susieq3c said...

Chris, hope all is well! I'm praying for you and pulling for you. Oh, and by the way, pick up a copy of this week's OK! tabloid (the one with Brad and Angelina on the cover) You, amon g others, are featured in the American Idol article. I'm seeing your name all over the internet and I'm hoping that what I'm hearing is true!
Oh yeah, I meant to tell you in earlier posts that I grew up in Simpsonville, went to Hillcrest High school, was a vocal major at Erskine College and now and a worship leader with a praise band at my church in Charleston. I have no choice but to pull for you it seems...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the gospel with the judges and the world. My eyes were "enlivened" as well.

Tawny said...

I figured i'd show you a new sig I got for idolforums, you're in it of course. http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/
2316/somethingaboutchrisrb2.jpg (no space)

Oh and I gave a lame attempt to write something on the idol board. It was:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Screw writing this
Just vote for Chris

njc said...
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TheLewisShow said...

Chris! I'm pulling for you man!

njc said...

Chris, stop by and read your fan letters!
http://chris-sligh.net

claylor said...

You one of my picks for top 12...Go Chris!!!

nmixter said...

Congrats on getting here! The rumors are true after all. Just downloaded the youtube video. Didn't catch the show. Totally awesome. Drop me an email sometime. Love to catch up with you.Your obx bro, Nathan.

Rather B Hiking said...

Hey Sligh. Frey from Southside. Fellow Bob Jones grad. Good luck at Seacoast & on AI.

Rachelle said...

Hi Chris, this is Rachelle. I am Ben Gladd's sister-in-law and Nikki Gladd's sister, and I am 12 years old. You did really great on American Idol! I have been watching for you, and I will be rooting for you all the way....(i'll be voting for you)If you get the chance can you email me at polkadot1188@aol.com? thank you!

Debbie said...

I don't know you buddy, but my husband and I are cheering for you loud and clear. Sorry to say that you and Sundance were our top two pics but after that performance by Sundance tonight, you slid right on up to the top. Here's wishing you all the best. Many blessings to you now and always.

Rather B Hiking said...

Sligh, Frey from S3M. We're rooting for ya.

Rather B Hiking said...

I heard Bob Jones is going to produce your new album, is that true? I almost got kicked out for Steven Curtis Chapman, so you can understand my curiousity. :)

Jim said...

Chris....you were awesome with your group singing. Hoping you get to top 24. I'm telling everyone in myccm to pray and root for you...God Bless...Jim

jtmusic85 said...

You are awesome!!! I wish you the best of luck on Idol.

M said...

I'm just another random person stopping by to tell you how much I enjoyed your audition and hope I see you moving further and further along on AI.

I too have a fro but as a white chick, I have to tamp it down so as to get in the car etc. But if you make top 12, I'm gonna let my freak flag fly my friend and just let the curls spring right up and out.

All kidding aside, your voice is lovely and no matter what happens on Idol, keeping singing because you have a growin legion of fans now.

Shama D said...

Chris, You are da man!!!! You are my choice for American Idol from your audition!! I cried when you got through tonight (whenever it was for you) BTW, I really love a lot of your top 100 songs!! You just get better to me all the time!!!

Shama from Houston, TX

Jason The Running Man said...

Chris,

I'm pulling for you! You sound great.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris... I flung my poor little 6 pound dog off my lap when I stood up cheering for you on last night's AI. Don't worry Max (doggie) is fine. My son, who was immersed in listening to Fall Out Boy, thought I lost my mind. You definitely are the best!!! I think you will win but...........BUT.....and If if.... you don't win you still will be famous because you are that damn good......funny....and cute :) Way to go!!!! Kick ...or Rock ass!!! :) :) :)

Zemime from myspace.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, Chris. Don't worry re the weight right now. Focus on your talent, your charisma, your musicianship. That's what we're all seeing; that's what we care about. After you win, then start the diet. Don't overstress yourself or your body now. (Which isn't to say, don't try to eat more healthily. Just don't worry if you 'slip up'.)

Nate D. said...

Chris,

After seeing you on AI, a friend of mine asked if I knew you from college. Evidently, we were in the same society for awhile. Anyway, after doing some reseach about you on the web, I'm thrilled to see the potential that is in store for you!

I encourage you to give this all you have in an effort to engage our culture with truth. We need more and more individuals like yourself to publically glorify God with their talents.

Alison said...

Hi Chris, I'm a greenville girl stuck way up in South Dakota right now. Anyway, I have been pulling for you and have declared you the early idol winner on my blog. Congrats on top 24! My parents go to Southside Fellowship and have heard you sing and are now into Idol. I'll be praying and pulling for you all the way!

Mel said...

I just wanted to say, yeah! You made top 12! (My husband and I were holding our breathe as the judges were telling you and we have been listening to Hawk & Tom faithfully hoping they would give out some insider info) and I will vote like a crazy person!
And, also, I am a northerner who just moved to Greenwood, and I've been feeling kinda like I would never fit in here. But, you give me hope that there are more people like you here in SC, I just have to find them. Not like a stalker find them, just like a normal person, oh nevermind...
GOOD LUCK!

jgal said...

CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS! Just wanted to let you know, I am ROOTIN FOR YOU! I just made a facebook group dedicated to your victory. Love from Texas.

--another Christ-follower--

Adam Jones said...

Chris, just wanted to let you know there is quite a group of us here in Missouri pulling for you! You ARE the next American Idol, man. Keep singin' and I have no doubt you will come out on top!

Anonymous said...

you rule man!

Anonymous said...

Wow, if anyone hasn't read Chris's bio further down in the blog, go do it now. It's a great testament to how being raised under severe repression can lead one to find their best creativity.

Btw, why would he want to have anything to do with Bob Jones University? They kicked him out with 7 credits to go for going to a concert...wait for it...a Christian concert! What a bunch of nutjobs.

Best of luck to you Chris. Get your album up on CDBaby and you've got a sale.

kathyg722 said...

Congrats on the 24! You already have my votes all the way through. The buzz on you all over the AI boards is great. Good luck and please, please make Hasselhoff cry.

Arron Chambers said...

Chris--
You're on your way. Be blessed and rock on for Him!
We're all rooting for you.

Arron Chambers said...

We're rooting for you! Keep it real for Him. Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt that you will be the next american idol

Eric G said...

Every one at http://www.idol-mania.com/american-idol-fan/ are routing for you.
You got our Votes!!!

Joe Brooks said...

Hello, you sick twisted freak. Good luck with American Idol, this is my first year watching and I believe you'll be the one. sorry for your email box going crazy with comments.

Enjoy your last moments of being obscure to the world, because you are about to become a star.

Kelly said...

Congrats on making it to the top 24, you have a guaranteed voter for you right here. Thanks for making IDOL so much more enjoyable with your wit, never change. Look forward to seeing more of you!

Anonymous said...

Chris - just an Idol fan who already thinks you are the best singer to date ever on the show. Godspeed to you - I want to buy your first CD NOW! You are totally awesome. Best of luck to you - you truly have a gift and are a pleasure to hear......one of many Carolina Fans to be sure....LinW

S said...

Hello Chris,

So glad you made it through! You were a standout from the get go -- both my boyfriend and I loved you right away. Your sense of humour is wonderful and refreshing, your look is unforgettable, and your voice is fabulous. I don't know what Simon was saying tonight about you not being one of the best singers, because we here in Canada think you are a GREAT singer. We checked out some of your band's songs -- how you dudes aren't signed yet I will never know. I worked in the industry myself and that just seems wrong! Your stuff was nicely produced, by the way -- radio ready. I must say that I like Chris Daughtry last season, but when I listened to his band's stuff and his original songs, I was thinking, "boy, he's going to need some help in the writing/producing department to really make it commercially". No such thought with you, kid. You've got all the chops -- a record company's dream. I almost hope you don't win idol, simply because I think you will have more freedom to do what you want if you don't. You will DEFINITELY get signed off this -- no doubt whatsoever. I look forward to watching you this season, and if you really want to win and feel that would be the best for your career, I hope you go all the way!

Very best,

Susan K in BC

Anonymous said...

You rock my world!

We are setting up a fan site for you as we speak!

GOOD LUCK!!

steve-o-meter said...

We are setting up a fan site for you, the website address will be live tomorrow and is http://www.chris-sligh.info

You don't have to make this public, but I wanted to let you know about it :-)

We will get as MANY people to vote for you as possible.

We already run a gaming and community site: http://www.steve-o-meter.com and we are really good at driving traffic

GO CHRIS!!

Chubby Hands! said...

HEy chris! Were all rooting for you on idol! You'll definately plow right through the top 24. Please visit oyur own fan page and give us a shout out! (www.chrisslighfans.com) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Rock on, man. So glad to finally see a genuinely talented and funny guy on this show. Can't wait to see you reach the top!

--Caitlin

crock said...

Chris - just came across this. You're my favorite by far on Idol. I lived in Japan for the past two years and wasn't able to vote. I'm so excited that I get to vote for you this year.

God Bless.
Kelly <><

alex said...

Listen. You're fantastic. When you guys sang in your group number, my fiancee said, "i think that's the best thing i've ever seen on american idol, ever." until we learned your name, i was calling you Barenaked Lady.

And way to go, represent for the christians! I love me some Jesus. Thanks for not being goopy about God like that girl on the Grease show.

We think you're great, and... SHHHHH... i'm totally going to VOTE this year. i'm also 28, been watching idol since season 2, and i only voted once...in the finals, for Clay.

Dude, i can't believe i just googled you, found your blog, and left you a post. Keep it real. i'ma go check out the poetry in your honor.

-Alex Finger

Kris in VT said...

When first seeing Chris on AI, talking about his first audition, I thought "Oh this guy's cool and he laughs at himself. Gotta love that!" Then we discovered you could SING!! I nearly fell out of my chair!!!

Imagine my reaction when I discover you're also a fellow Christian AND MARRIED!! That is TOO AWESOME!!!

I was starting to think I wouldn't bother watching AI this season cuz I couldn't find anyone to root for. Had to find just the right person, the one that gave me tingles when they sing - that's my cue that they're gonna go far. Usually those 'tingles' mean they'll end up in the top two. Chris is the only one I got that 'feelin' about.

Rooting for you till the very end!

Anonymous said...

Chris, i love your dry humor, keep it comin. :)

-chisaikame

Tiffany said...

There's not a doubt in my mind that you are the most talented male singer remaining-- I'd wish you best of luck, but I don't see you needing that anytime soon!

Anonymous said...

...and you like fiona apple too, halleluia another fan!

one of the most unconventional AI profiles, and i meant that in a good way! :d

all the best,
ck

Kristopher said...

Chris,

I recently started a production company in the Greenville, SC area called Shindig Productions. Check us out on MySpace:

www.myspace.com/shindigproductions

Thanks for your time and energy.

Kris Mason

Anonymous said...

Not that this is earth shattering information or will it make a difference in your career. My 15 y/o daughter and her H/S friends are rooting for you because you have "IT"?????

nosybynature said...

hey Chris, I know you are busy now but when life slows down, I was wondering about your family. There are not alot of Slighs left. That is my family name, we originally settled in SC from Germany. Just was curious if any relation there?
thanks

Anonymous said...

My dad and I think your really funny and really good, we have watched American Idol for wayy to long. It's really cool to see someone other then a stuck up person with no humor at all (*cough*Mcphee*cough*) whos actually good, on AI, we'll definetly be rooting for you. I'll get my friends (lord knows that a 12 year old has alot) to callin for ya too.

Good luck!
(PS. You can definetly make Haselohoff cry.)
Heather

Jen said...

Hey! Congratulations!! And look.... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17157771/ You're winning!!
Jen

Selena & Skipper Parsley said...

Fro-ku

what is in that fro?
wouldn’t we all like to know?
a scared to death cat?
a missing Elvis Presley?

now, don’t get me wrong
we sure enough love that fro
but humor us please
inquiring minds want to know

Atypical Girl said...

Wow! Cool blog! As a Christ-follower, I really enjoyed reading your theological musings as well. I wish you lots of fun on your journey as a musician and child of God! BTW, you're one of the best contestants I've seen in a long time. Love your personality and voice!

All the best,
Amy

Jason The Running Man said...

CONGRTAS CHRIS TOP 24 WOOHOO! You have our vote!

sunny said...

were you required to clear out your american idol blog? there are no more entries left...

Andrea said...

You are The Awesome. I don't care that you're a Christian and I'm an atheist. I'm on board the Chris train and I'm not getting off unless you say something nasty about the gays. You bring the geek and the funny and the rock all at once. GO CHRIS GO!

Gabe said...

You, sir, are the next American Idol. Failing that, come out with a CD and I will buy it.

A sligh-ku for you.

Look out Hasselhoff
Chris Sligh is coming for you
And the tears will flow.

Sing some Johnny Cash, buddy. JC is perfect for you; Christian and the original rock (sort-of.)

cynrama said...

We had SO much fun doing sligh-ku's when you were on the show. We also made a story line. One poster started the story and each poster would add to it - it got pretty out of control and funny at times. I don't know if you got the chance to read it, but it was, at some points, pretty hilarious. That's what we did, that's how we showed our support....we figured you wanted your fans to have a sense of humor and have fun while we supported you. So while the other fans were fighting over who was better and who should go home your fans were having fun together!