Friday, April 13, 2007

Today (Thursday edition)

Well, today I woke up very, very early to get on a plane in L.A. to come back home. My friend Don and I had worked out him picking me up in Charlotte. Why, you might ask. Well, a couple of reasons, my children. 1) The flight from Charlotte to Greenville is in a propellor plane. 2) Chris Sligh doesn't like flying. 3) Chris Sligh certainly doesn't like flying in prop planes. 4) Unless he is dusting crops. 5) I had a 2 hour layover in Charlotte, and didn't want to wait around for 2 hours. 6) I wanted to eat Pizzeria Uno and the only one around is in Charlotte. 7) Chris Sligh doesn't like flying in prop planes.

So, Don picked me up at Charlotte airport.

We decided to go look at recording and keyboard stuff at Sam Ash in Charlotte. While there, I purchased Pro Tools and Reason, as well as a cheap microphone. This will be my demo making stuff while I am on the road with the American Idol tour.

Speaking of the American Idol tour...I don't know much yet, and what I do know I can't tell you yet. But I can't wait for you guys to find out...seriously, I think it'll be the coolest tour yet. And here's one clue to pique your interest: I will be playing guitar almost every time or every time I'm on stage during the show.

Anyway, while at Sam Ash, a bunch of people wanted their picture with me. One of the guys that worked there asked us if we were going to see Daughtry, since he was playing in Charlotte tonight. I didn't even know the band was there tonight, but I was interested. Then the dude said the show had sold out in 16 minutes, and there weren't any tickets. Now, this is where I am going to show that I am a bad person: but I decided I wanted to see how big a celebrity I was by going and seeing if I could get me and Don in for free to a sold out show.

Short answer: Yes. I am. Free tickets, baby!!

And I got to talk with Chris for about 10 minutes before the show.

Chris was pretty sick (he had to cancel a show in Tallahassee, FL recently) so I didn't bother him too long...I know how it is to meet new people when you feel like crap. Anyway, we came back for the show. And here is my short review....

Chris was definitely sick. He didn't have any of his trademark high notes. He also had pitch problems throughout, obviously because he was sick. But the band rocked the hiz-house! Wow. That band is really great. And the bass player is incredible, as is the drummer. I mean the guitar players were great, too, don't get me wrong, but the rhythm section was tight, yo.

Anyway, I can't really give the show a grade, per se, because Chris was sick, but the band really did play incredibly well.

Then Don and I headed home.

And today (Friday - I mean it is morning time 2:30 as I write) is my birthday.

So happy 29th to me.

Love you all for everything. Thanks for helping make the CD a success. Thanks for voting me to number 10. Thanks for the best year of my life. Thanks in advance for coming to see me on tour.

138 comments:

Carrie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

steve-o-meter said...

That was an awesome post!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

Can't wait for the tour!

NCFriend (Carol Ann & Family) said...

Chris, please dont publish this in your blog:

Holy cow! I was just about to write you and tell you next time you have to fly through Charlotte, please let me know. I figured you'd have to wait forever for a connection to GSP. I figured that 1. You'd think it was weird or awkward that a stranger was offering to pick you (and your traveling companions) up at at airport and 2. that people offer stuff all the time to you now and this is just another one of those times.

Truth is, I thought about offering to at least bring you a real meal to eat for when you come back from LA through Charlotte. Anyway, the offer stands, and if you even just need a place to hang out without being hassled while Don comes to pick you up. (or I can drive yall down or meet Don half way or whatever...) just call us!!

Way cool you got to see Chris D tonight. I saw him being attempted to be interviewed by the fox affiliate news lady.. didnt say a word. I hope he gets better soon.

Happy Birthday again!
CarolAnn
(NCFriend)

xangelglitterx said...

AWESOME CHRIS... NOW YOU HAVE REACHED
CELEBRITY STATUS....WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS HUH?? WELL, BIG SQUISHY (HUGSSSSS)TO YOU. HAPPY 29TH BIRTHDAY WITH MUCH MORE IN SIGHT THAN YOU EVER IMAGINE. BE BLESSED AND ENJOY LIFE!
PEACE & LOVE

ONE LOVE......

TimeYUPunishMe said...

Happy birthday! I hope it would be a memorable one.


Peace,
Mon

ipek said...

Hi Chris..

Everytime I open my eyes to a new day, I think of whether you posted something new on your blog or not..

''Today(Thursday edition'' is the best post that I have ever read because of several reasons
1) You had not post smt new recently so my friends and I started to concern about you... but when I saw this post, which is very long, I started dancing in my room... =)
2)for the first time I saw you making jokes in your post and making us feel the humor in your jokes as well.
3)We learned that today is your birthday...
****HAPPY
***BIRTHDAY
****CHRIS
*I think you should get presents from your friends and wife today..
We'd wish to give you presents as well but you now, we are faaar far away from you right now...
***Thank you for introducing us with a chubby guy who likes to make people smile; leads us to love HPF; shows how to be distinguished from others...
CHRIS, thank you for being our idol!!
Happy Birthday

ipek said...

Hi Chris..

Everytime I open my eyes to a new day, I think of whether you posted something new on your blog or not..

''Today(Thursday edition)'' is the best post that I have ever read because of several reasons
1) You had not post smt new recently so my friends and I started to concern about you... but when I saw this post, which is very long, I started dancing in my room... =)
2)for the first time I saw you making jokes in your post and making us feel the humor in your jokes as well.
3)We learned that today is your birthday...
****HAPPY
***BIRTHDAY
****CHRIS
*I think you should get presents from your friends and wife today..
We'd wish to give you presents as well but you now, we are faaar far away from you right now...
***Thank you for introducing us with a chubby guy who likes to make people smile; leads us to love HPF; shows how to be distinguished from others...
CHRIS, thank you for being our idol!!
Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! You brought me a lot of happiness on AI. I hope you have nothing but the best in your future career.

Sorry to be anonymous, but I haven't an account.

engr_guerrero said...

HaPpy BirThDay sir Chris Sligh...!!!! :-)

lauralunatic said...

Happy Birthday =]

Anonymous said...

Great post, man - it feels like we're living your dream right along with you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Christine

Jordan Seitler said...

Chris -

Happy birthday, Dawg! (Can I say that on here?) Hope it was great. I saw your taping of "Ellen"; excellent job. I wish the interview had been longer and they hadn't cut to a commercial in the middle of your song, but it was great nonetheless. I had my dad listen to your album on the way to work today. After hearing 2 tracks he said, "Yeah, it was a great move voting him off the show, wasn't it?" He loved it. You've got some chops, my friend! Hope to see you live someday.

Blessings,

Jordan

Anonymous said...

Happy 29th!!!

zachdelph said...

happy birthday man...i just had my 25th last week...

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

It sure was fun seeing you on Ellen. I miss seeing you on AI every week. It's great that you post here, staying in touch with your fans, it means alot. You rock!!!

julie

seacoaster_mt pleasant said...

I love how candid you are! Keep it up. And good for you for getting into Daughtery on being a celebrity yourself! I love it. I would've done the same thing and not have even thoughat about being bashful about it at all! And good for Chris D's people for getting you in!

And Happy Birthday!
I turned 29 2 months ago.
Not a bad age. We are just wiser!

Keep posting!

Anonymous said...

Let's hope the producers schedule one stop of the tour at the Bilo Center.

TimeYUPunishMe said...

Once more.


Maligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan.

That's Happy Birthday in Tagalog. My dialect.

By the way, you hardly look 29. You look 28 and a half. LOL j/k

teek said...

happy birthday chris! god bless.

*with no shame at all, heh heh..approved this comment of mine which came all the way from malaysia!

takai7 said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!
Dude you have a 13th birthday--when i was a kid I used to pray nothing would happen to my dad who has a 13th birthday too.
Glad to see you are taking advantage of your celebrity status.

cdlafe said...

Chris,

Happy Birthday! Thank you for making me laugh, I love your humor. My son looks like you and has even been told by several students at his college, "do you know who you look like"? He says I'm a fanatic about you because I bought your CD and listen to every interview that has been posted on your website. I even joined your fan club, so I guess I am a chubby, fro fan!I like your sense of humor, honesty and the fact you are so humble. I have really enjoyed litening to HPF and am hoping you get a record deal from Music Nation as I voted everyday for your band.I hope your Birthday is surrounded with love, friends, your 2 puppies and family. I know it's a few weeks away but I also want to wish you and Sarah a blessed Anniversary.The two of you look very happy together and make a cute couple.She has been wonderful to support you and your dreams...enjoy your special day!
An avid fan,
Deana

Badpacifist said...

Happy Birthday to you
You met Daughtry too
You inspired some Sligh Ku's
You may now have flu!

Seriously Chris happy 29th you have made a lot of excited about music again. I learned to believe in God myself a little more after a trip on Croatian airlines. Have fun this weekend and give Sarah lots of love.

sideburn27 said...

did you know talking in the third person is one of the first signs of insanity?

just an FYI....

my dads birthday is today too...thanks for reminding, me...rawk on

Nicole Wilson said...

have a great day today... i'm so glad it's your birthday! i love birthdays!

grace and peace,
nicole w.
raleigh, nc

carolmwl said...

Have a big day, Chris. And stay on the diet. =) Yer looking good.

cynrama said...

Well let me be in the top of the next 1 million "Happy Birthdays" and say:

Happy Birthday!

Im so happy for you and I will always be right here supporting you!

Anonymous said...

Free concert tickets? big deal. Now if you are getting free wings n things from zaxby's, then I would be jealous.

Regencymiss said...

Happy Birthday, Chris!! I hope that you have a wonderful day surrounded by those you love!

I'd also love the tour to come to the Bi-Lo center! As it is, I'm putting my HPF cd in the car...just in case I see you to be able to get it autographed!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday! And welcome home!

I have been enjoying your cd for over a week now, can't wait to see what you do next!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!!
I look forward to your latest "ramblings". I think that you are great and wish you so much success!
God Bless you today and everyday!
Keep up the great work! Enjoy and give our best to your wife!

Anonymous said...

Chris.....Birthday's aren't the great??? As one writer said...I to look forward everyday to read your site. Please keep posting. If ever I'd had a son I would want him to be just like you. Thanks.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHRIS...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!! FROM SHARON, EDGAR,NATHANIEL,SHARISSA,AND ALLISTER!!!

Ashley said...

Aww, Happy birthday! Enjoy the last year before you enter your 30s... dun dun dun!!

Way to go to get free tickets to a sold out show.. now if only to hook me up with some free stuff, haha.


I hate flying too.

jacquekeller said...

Happy Birthday, Chris! Glad you got into the concert - may as well put your new-found celebrity to work for you. ;-) Keep up that wonderful dry wit; it's fun to read your blog & listen to your interviews!

Paradise said...

Happy Birthday, Chris! My best friend's birthday is today, too. Thanks for all the blogs. Your tone is definitely excited about all the new things that have happened this year for you, and for what's ahead in the future. I really, really, really want to know about AI tour dates if there is any way you can let us know sometime. I can't wait to see you play guitar!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!

Jo

Anonymous said...

Happy 29th Birthday Chris!

I love the HPF cd and I bought it as an early 30th b-day present for myself (in fact I'm listening to it right now). My birthday's April 15th. :)

And as for getting in for free...there's always tradeoffs for becoming famous..some good and some bad. I hope all the good ones come your way!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!! Love your CD, love your blog, can't wait to see you on tour!

Josh said...

Happy birthday Chris! Have a great one :D

Angell said...

Great post - ummm, do you like flying in prop planes? LOL.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sligh.

Glad to hear that the band played well - I feel for performers who have to work while sick. Poor Chris. :(

Can't wait to see the tour ... hopefully.

Laura in CT said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

**hugs and kisses** (the kind that won't make your wife want to kill me)

Anonymous said...

Happy Bday, bro!

boxcarbecca said...

Happy Birthday!
Wishing you success, fame, fortune, happiness, and all that other good stuff :)

Josh & Annie Hill said...

Geez, 38 comments and you just posted this morning...must be nice to be famous. Don't forget the little people! ha ha. Oh and don't forget the little people when it come to free tickets.

Happy Birthday Chris!

Josh and Annie Hill

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from your fans in TX! We love everything big down here including our rock stars. Keep bringing Chubby back! Fro Patro fo life!

Cathy Storms said...

Happy Birthday Chris..Free tickets to a concert. Now thats celebrity status. Hope your birthday is wonderful.

Karen Burns said...

Happy B-day!!!
I'm glad you now see how we see you, as a celebrity. BTW, the weight loss is looking good :).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Chris!

Thanks for the "tip" about the tour. TMZ.com did a write up about AI and attending the show. They mention you walking in and signing autographs and getting big ovation. You big stud.

Pardon the stupid question, but who is "We all want to be loved" that you performed by?

Much Love.

Jeff V

rosalee said...

"I'm glad it's your birth-day
Hap-py birth-day to__ you"

Lennon-McCartney

Rosalee

Brenda said...

My birthday was on Easter, and my HPF CD arrived the day before, just in time to be a gift to myself! Yay! Yesterday I sent it along with my son and his mentor to listen to in the car, so now you have a new fan!

Happy birthday, Chris!
from Brenda, Barron, and Jasmine

IknowIam said...

WOOOOO!! LETS!!MAKE!!OUT!!

Or not!!

But Happy 29th...

-Norman

Ronni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aletha said...

Birthday Blessings to you, Chris.

I absolutely love your music. You are an answer to prayer - a Christian who rocks! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers, mate!

Anonymous said...

Chris,

This is Brandon Hicks. A friend from Kansas City, who is living in South Florida. If you come to either south Florida of Kentucky let me know. I will be there in a heartbeat. Your band is the bomb! I am listening to in a moment right now. I maybe passing through Greenville in the near future. If I do, I will be going to Seacoast. Hope to see you there. I know you are busy and that you don't know me that well, but drop me an email anyway. We know a lot of the same people. When I heard you made AI, I called your parents in Germany. I told them that I was praying for y'all. You have a wonderful family I voted for you. I told everybody I knew to vote for you. Not that that means anything, but I did anyway. If you want to drop me an email it is brandon_hicks_cruces@yahoo.com
By the way, Happy Birthday!

In His Grip,
Brandon

Anonymous said...

Hope you have an awesome birthday Chris. So I have a question about the upcoming theme on AI that you mentioned - inspirational songs. Are those songs by artists that inspired the contestants or songs with uplifting religious and spiritual messages.

Anonymous said...

talking in third person is one of the first signs of insanity...Just thought you'd like to know that.

My dad's birthday is today, thanks for reminding me.

RAWK on.

Anonymous said...

Co'latha breith sona dhuibh !

brooksie said...

I was wondering if you have thought about writing a book about your experience on Idol - with your humor and wit it would be a success. I know there is a lot of things you can't say - but as far as I know nobody has written a "behind the scenes" book. It's a thought... and yes, Happy Birthday!
Your friend in Arizona

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris,
Joyful Post...

The White Album
Disc Two
Side One
One

And Dance !

Enough

robyn said...

HEY CHRIS!!!!!!

All of us fans know how big a celebrity you are!!!

Hope you didn't catch whatever Chris D had. He's an awesome performer too.

But I love you more!!!! You give out such wonderful vibes. Lot's of positivity (is that a word? well, I like it) And that's
what this world needs more of.

I sure hope I can see you when you tour....I'm in Raleigh...I'm hopin' ya'll will come here or near!

Thanks for blogging...I like finding out what's up with you. You make us feel like you are our friend.

Lots of love and luck!!!

robyn

robyn said...

HEY CHRIS!!!!!!

All of us fans know how big a celebrity you are!!!

Hope you didn't catch whatever Chris D had. He's an awesome performer too.

But I love you more!!!! You give out such wonderful vibes. Lot's of positivity (is that a word? well, I like it) And that's
what this world needs more of.

I sure hope I can see you when you tour....I'm in Raleigh...I'm hopin' ya'll will come here or near!

Thanks for blogging...I like finding out what's up with you. You make us feel like you are our friend.

Lots of love and luck!!!

robyn

Callie said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. You continue to show you are a great human being.
(and a great singer)!

spiffy said...

Hey Chris....Hi from Connecticut. I heard ur interview on the local radio station, KC101 this morning. The DJ was a jerk starting with, "doesn't American Idol suck this year!" I'm sure you appreciate everything AI has done for you! I loved u on the show.......good luck with the AI tour and where ever ur journey takes u after that!

mattdantodd said...

Happy Birthday!!

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

I pray you are blessed more in this coming year than ever in your life.

Emily said...

Happy birthday Chris!!! I hope you have an awesome day and don't catch whatever Daughtry has!

I'm pretty excited to hear that you will be playing guitar on the idol tour! Up until now, I haven't been interested in seeing any of the idol tours because I've only liked one or two contestants each season, and with a limited entertainment budget, I like to only buy tickets for shows I'm certain I'll love. Though I'm sure there will be parts of the show I don't love, I think it may be a winner overall. I can't wait to find out more details!

I have something I should post in the Q & A, but I've been having so much trouble keeping up with the questions and replies in that post (as, I'm sure, have you,) and I'm afraid if I ask it there I'll miss seeing the answer. (Don't bother answering here if it's too much trouble though!) I was wondering if you had been a fan of the tv show Joan of Arcadia. Something you said in this post made me think you might be.

Niki said...

Happy Birthday from the UK! :)

~ Niki

selena & skipper said...

I am scared to death to get on a regular plane, cannot fathom a toy one! I would so opt for pizza, too. Happy Birthday!

Maurrowe said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!!!!!!! It sounds like you had a great one! You really are blessed :)

That must have been so awesome seeing Daughtry! Man, i've always wanted to see them... and your band too, of course!! I'm hoping I'll be able to go to one of the AI concerts this year... they usually never have them close to where I live :*( I'm praying this year they will, though! I've never wanted to go this badly... and now that i know that you're going to play the guitar too.. I just have to go!

Love ya Chris!

Christi

Dawn said...

HAPPIEST OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY'S TO YOU!!

What a fun post to read, man! My honorary-daughter (5 year old of my ex-husband and his wife who stays with me during the day) came runnin' in here... "Mama Dawn! Why are you laughing so hard?!" Ever try explaining a prop plane to a five year old? OY. Hey Chris... meant to ask you.... do you like Prop planes? :)
Too bad Chris D. was sick and wasn't able to pull of the vocals while you were there. WAY cool that you got in FREE! Hands down... coolest thing I've heard today.

Hope you had an awesome Birthday...

Dawn

Farm Girl in MD said...

Geez, I wish my blog got this many comments :) Too bad I don't sing well enough to try out for AI :)

Happy Birthday!!

Mary Kate said...

Happy Birthday Chris!
Have a great one! =)

Anonymous said...

FELIZ CUMPLEANOS, CHRIS! That's Spanish for "Happy Birthday!" Many blessings to you! I'm really sorry that you were voted off AI, but I know you will go far! I, like many, love your sense of humor and your candor. You remind me so much of my own son. I hope he auditions for the next AI round! He will be compared to you, as far looks go, at least! So by me saying this, you know he's a very handsome man! Take care and I'll be checking up on you from time to time. God Bless! ~R. Romero

Karen Burns said...

http://www.thisjustin.com/2007/04/12/sponsors-lining-up-to-worship-idols/

Thought you might get a laugh. You in ad for Taco Bell, I sent the link to your fan site too. LOL

No need to post

Marleybone said...

Happy Birthday Chris! You probably already know you share the day with Thomas Jefferson, Ross H. Perot, Peabo Bryson,Jimmy Destri,Garry Kasparov,and last but not least Don Adams! I like you the best.

Marleybone said...

Happy Birthday Chris! You probably already know you share the day with Thomas Jefferson, Ross H. Perot, Peabo Bryson,Jimmy Destri,Garry Kasparov,and last but not least Don Adams! I like you the best.

littleladybug said...

Happy Birthday Chris! All the best to you...

risalea said...

Well, happy birthday!! Ahhhh, to see 29 again! I've got the big 5-0 this year (oh, it hurts to put that in print), but I'm just remembering what Oprah says...50 is the new 30 (or something like that!)

And so in honor of your birthday, here's the song our counselor at school comes and sings to each and every child on their birthday...wish I could send the tune with it for the whole effect (LOL)

Happy, happy birthday, on this your special day!
Happy, happy birthday is what we've come to say!
Happy, happy birthday, may all your dreams come true!
Happy, happy birthday, from all of us to you!

Have a good one! Risa R.

p.s. Can totally relate to the plane thing. Had to ride a puddle jumper from Dallas to Houston one time. There were only about 11 passengers on the plane. We all had to change seats, as the stewardess told us we had TO BALANCE THE PLANE! Yea, that was fun!

sandmoran said...

Happy Birthday Chris!
29! You made it with
a whole year to spare.

Anonymous said...

I cant listen to your CD anymore....................my 7 year old son hijacked it!!!!!! He listens to Convenience over and over and over. Rassinfrassin kids. Guess I will have to buy another one.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Glad you were born! : )

Tawny said...

Happy 29th Birthday Chris! It's friday the 13th.. *gasp* That's great about you getting into Daughtry's show for free but it sucks that he was sick. I'll be seeing them on May 4th.. and you this summer :)

Sorry to mention something so sad on your birthday but today was the day we had Torre's funeral. She looked so peaceful which made me happy. Eva (other dog) was definitlely not liking seeing her this way and especially didn't like seeing her being burried but we all got through it.

Love & Hugs,
-Tawny

Carmen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!
Wow! What an incredible year you have had. It is only going to get better for you from here on out. I am truly happy for you. You have worked very hard at making your career a success and now you are starting to get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Way to go!! Your recent post was so upbeat. It really made my day. Thanks so much for keeping all of your fans posted. We appreciate it so much.

I purchased four more of your CD's to give as gifts to friends. One of my favorite ways of sharing your music with the world, is to play your CD as loud as I can in my car with the windows rolled down while cruising through the local Wal-Mart parking lot or just where ever I happen to be. I have had a couple people actually ask me what band I was listening to. It is great!
I plan on catching you perform whenever I can.
By the way there is nothing better than crusing on my motorcycle and listening to your CD full blast. Talk about a rush!!!
Carmen

Nique's Nana said...

Hi Chris,

Happy Birthday - hope you had a great day.

Anonymous said...

CHRIS,
It is clear that everyone was feeling your excitement in this post! What a great Day! You are Blessed beyond Blessed. Happy 29th Birthday Chris!
Thanks for taking the time to posts! It is great fun to read and share your joy.
Susan Antley
Mt Pleasant Seacoaster

vivian from missouri said...

well, Happyy Birthday Chris and congrats on being able to get into the concert--nice to see there are some perks to this. Looking forward to what you do in the future--are your working on any songs now or just totally drained from the AI experience? It has to be a great boost to know your songs bring joy to people----had my grandson listen to your CD in the car on the way to my house (he's a Sanjaya fan---he's only 7) and he was bopping along to the music, beating it out and grinning at me---I think you have a new fan. It was nice to know he COULD listen and i didn't have to worry about the content. THanks so much

TimeYUPunishMe said...

I love to fly......but, but, but....small plane is a no no.....Man, you're brave....:)


Have a great evening.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris! And do you love your bobblehead or what? (bwahahaha!)

Lynn Anne Cutler

Rita said...

I KNEW you were good people! You and my son share the same birthday!

Hope you had a great one.

He did. Lots of Spiderman swag, but then again, he's only 6.

He watched you with me every week. Not that you have time, but if you wanted, you could leave him a birthday shoutout on his corner of cyberspace - My Kid's Krazy Krap http://mykidskrazykrap.blogspot.com/

Have a happy!

Barbara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it's a happy one!!!! How can we find out when the tour will be in the Boston area? I'd love to see your show!!! Best wishes!!!

Cape Cod Dude said...

I was in a prop plane once with a youth group. We went up in two planes and the pilots kept leapfroggin' each other in the air. Totally nuts. Then the pilot let one of the twelve year olds hold the passenger controls. After a few minutes he whispered something to the kid and the kid pulled the wheel back fast. We went straight up.

AND THEN THE ENGINE STALLED.

AT 3000 Ft.

The pilot had been pretty cocky the whole trip - a real hot dog - but you never saw somebody's hands fly so nervously so fast over the controls before the engine roared back to life. We took it easy at around 1000ft for the rest of the trip. LOL

Dang, that was scary. But I'd go up again.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!

Hope your having a great day, so cool that you got to see Daughtry for free!!!

Can't wait the the AI Tour! =)

Tawny said...

Happy 29th Birthday old fart! Many of your fans seem to be older than you so I figured I'd be nice (or not!) and say that since I'm younger. It's friday the 13th.. *gasp* That's great about you getting into Daughtry's show for free but it sucks that he was sick. I'll be seeing them on May 4th.. and you this summer :)

P.S-Save me a piece of cake!

Love & Hugs
-Tawny

Rita in MS said...

Hi Chris,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday today! I look forward to reading your blog every day. It has become one of my routine "things to do". Hope you had a great day!!!
Rita in MS

bmorebamma said...

happy birthday mr. sligh, and may you have a many more

Anonymous said...

Bob Dole certainly wishes Chris Sligh a happy birthday. Bob Dole wants Chris Sligh to know that, when Bob Dole was Chris Sligh's age, Bob Dole already received two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star Medal. By age 29, Bob Dole served two years in the Kansas legislature, graduated from law school, and became County Attorney.

Bob Dole doesn't like to brag, but Bob Dole was an American idol, too. And if Bob Dole had two good arms, Bob Dole would have been a damn fine guitarist.

This birthday message was approved by Bob Dole.

Sincerely,

Bob Dole

Terrie said...

Chris, best wishes for another blessed year!

On Edible Flowers, Neil and Tim Finn sang, "Everybody wants the same thing -- to see another birthday." It's true, even for those of us who believe that life is eternal.

May God bless you with many more birthdays and years spent doing what you love.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I got married when I was 29. I hope your 29th year is as auspicious!

tara said...

Happy birthday!

Marleybone said...

Chris - don't expect you to post this - Ross Perot - not born the same day.
I got that off a birthday link and when I went back and read about each one (morbid curiosity) I saw the info on the link was wrong. Oh well, in the immortal words of Chris Sligh, "my bad".

red said...

happy happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Your last paragraph made me realize you are a good person, seriously.

dblade said...

Hope your 29th B'day was a great one and congrats on reaching "Big Dawg" status :-)

HstryQT said...

I hope you had a fabulous birthday!!

I'm so glad to hear that you get to have your guitar on the AI tour - It was amazing getting to hear Taylor with his harmonica last year - and I can't wait to get to see you perform live - yay!! July can't come soon enough.

Lori, The History Cutie

Carrie said...

I received my HPF CD (x2) in the mail today! An entire week EARLY!

To stay on topic, hope your birthday was great.

Aparna said...

Chris, sounds like you had a great time seeing Daughtry in concert. It's too bad that Chris D. was sick, but I'm glad that you got to meet him.

I'm looking forward to the tour (that is, if it comes to Connecticut).

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great one! You can jump in between Blake and Chris R. and yell "BIRTHDAY CAKE sandwich!" That is, if you see both of them then.

Jacki said...

Did hearing Daughtry sing "Home" bring back bad memories of getting voted off Idol? :)

Oh, and happy belated birthday!

annie said...

chris,
have tried to post. unsure if it working. in the question blog...could you check?
I really, really, thought, felt and hoped you would be the next idol. We miss you.

Anonymous said...

Chris
What I love best about this site is that it gives an inkling of who you are and what you think. I never believe anything I read in the press good or bad. I dont need you to be perfect , I just like it real. Thank you for taking the time to give ppl an idea of who you are.

Christine

Sarah said...

Happy belated birthday!

Glad you got to see Daughtry - free! I'm such a jellus h8r! ;) Nah, I got to see them in Orlando and I totally agree about the rhythm section - I was really impressed with the skills of both the bass player and drummer.

Anyway, can't wait to see you, Blake, Melinda, and Jordin especially on tour this summer. It's gonna rock, fo sho. Especially glad you'll get to showcase your guitar skillz!

Glad you made it home safely. Prop planes are scary stuff.

Cathy Storms said...

I have to tell you what we did for your birthday. I took my 2 grandaughters age 6 & 3 & got them new dresses to wear to your concert. They picked them out & call them their Chris Sligh dresses....

-Di. said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope that you had a great day!!!

FYI: American Idol released Typical!!! w00t.

Tawny said...

Hey Chris, I hope you've been able to relax & play with your doggies recently since I know you won't have much time to pretty soon. They have videos up on ai.com to buy "Typical" and "Wanna Be Loved" which is awesome! I wish there were studio mp3s of your semi final performances as well but I'm thankful for the three we have. There's only about 5 weeks left til the finale, time flies.. but I can't wait to see you.

Love & Hugs,
-Tawny

susieq3c said...

Great update! Hope all is well...happy birthday! I hit the big 4-0 on the 12th!

BTW, saw switchfoot in Buies Creek, NC on the 13th and met the band. Those guys are amazing. Glad to see they are one of your influences!!

Tom Neyhart said...

Hey, sorry you got voted off. I was a fan of the show this year really because I thought you brought a lot of talent. Now I watch hoping Sanjaya gets voted off! You have a lot of talent and I look forward to hearing the cd.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Chris! I never post messages but I wanted to say to you that you were one of my favorites on AI. I voted for you every week. I love your voice and got goose bumps every time you sang. Great sense of humor and great spirituality. Stay true to yourself. Regardless of what you weigh or what you wear or what you look like. Can't wait for you to blow up!

Jenn

Christina said...

Chris: You were awesome on AI and it is a shame you had to leave. But, you know you are good and a lot of others do too! I love your band's album! Keep them coming! Keep your head up and stay strong!

In His service,

Christina

Anonymous said...

Chris, Thought you were wonderful and you did a great job. Wish you had gotten to stay a little longer as you are a great singer as well as a wonderful person. Best of luck to you and your wife.

Jo Ann

naj23188 said...

Chris, I just want to say I was outraged that you were voted off-what does America know, anyway!!! And I just downloaded your studio arrangement of Endless Love, which I cannot get out of my head!! I prefer your's to the original arrangement!! For real! Keep your head up and hang on to that humor of your's, it'll get you thru alot! You are a unique talent and Iknow there are intelligent, talent-savvy people out there who notice and will help you along your way.

MayDay said...

Happy Birthday Chris! We miss you on American Idol. Hope your career is a huge success!

All of us from Last A.M. Podcast!

Anonymous said...

This is the first AI I've watched from the start. Imagine, a 60 yr old groupie grannie. I think you are great and have a good career ahead of you. Just don't let it go to your head....enjoy it and remember what's important in life -- family.

ajolsen said...

Just got your CD this weekend and am loving it! My favorite so far is "In a Moment" but the rest is great too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Judi said...

FIRST OF ALL....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELATED..
I am a 63 year old Great Grandmother who enjoys most music, except rap and heavy metal. You were my absolute favorite, not just your voice but your humor and your character, to complete the package. I know you will make it big, even without AI...Don't ever stop being "CHRIS" I am going to be sure to buy and promote anything and everything with the Chris Bligh name on it.
Keep on going..
Judi

Anonymous said...

You have a great voice. Have fun on the tour! I am looking forward to it.

A 50-something Mom

Anonymous said...

I just read the blog from the 13th and i just thought it was cool cuz my b day is on the 14th. I just turned 22 though. Well good luck for the future !!!!

Rebecca said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I can't even imagine what it would be like to be in the limelight as you have been! I bet it can be a bit nervewracking at times.
BTW I had Chris pic on my Myspace when he was competing. He definitely has the look and style to go far!
I understand you have strong faith in God...just remember God is love, and love is what this world could really use right now! Keep on keeping on! Be Blessed!

Jennifer Cannon said...

Chis....wow....I guess I need to say Happy Birthday. ;)

This is Jennifer Cannon. John MacInnes is going to be my brother-in-law. (John and Vicky) You know...your bro's friend. Your brother will be at the wedding...I'll be in the wedding also.

Anyway just wanted to let you know me and the kids voted for you the whole way. God has so much more for you...stay faithful and keep spreading his love through your music.

Hey...if you need a fan enewsletter I have my own company and we do email marketing. http://www.LegnaMarketing.com

Jennifer

crocdonz@aol.com said...

Hello and happy belated birthday. i personally thought you wre AWESOME! imho you were the premirer male vocal on the show. hope to see you on tour.---don

Emily said...

Hey Chris! My name is Emily and I voted for you hard on American Idol! I just wanted to let you know that you have an amazing voice and personality. God has truly blessed you and I can't wait to get your CD. I am so glad that you know Christ because so many people on American Idol become my favorites, such as Elliot Yamin. But then their albums come out and I hear cussing and I get so disappointed. So thank you and can't wait to hear you music! God Bless, Happy Birthday, and I will definitely be keeping up with your blog! Later!

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris

I always liked the whole freakin' package you presented on stage. I am so sure you will go far. I really hope to make it to the tour when it gets to Pittsburgh ! You rock !

Aly

Tina said...

Chris,
Happy Belated Birtday. I just wanted to add that I am sorry you got voted out! I really like your voice and singing style. I am a mother of children older than you and not a rocker by any means. I think you were true to your faith (whatever it is) and I was confortable with your singing. Unlike the girl who sang Gospel songs last year and got voted out. You sang what you were asked and did a great job!. Best of everything in the future, and stay true to Christ.

sagelake03 said...

Hi Chris!
And Happy Birthday to you! hope you had a great one! I really enjoyed watching and listening to you on American Idol this year, was sorry to see you go so soon, you have a wonderful voice and talent, the show this year is probably the best so far, everyone on there is great but you stood out that's for sure. Well good luck in your lives adventure! Take Care and again Happy Birthday!

debjager said...

Hi Chris,
I just wanted to share with you that my husband and I received your CD yesterday. We love it!
We work in our yard most afternoons and we have a stero on the deck. We enjoyed your CD so much, we played it full blast while we were working in the garden getting it ready for the veggies we love to grow. So, all of the neighbors were able to listen to the music and enjoy it with us.
We play music most of the time while we are outside ..... yesterday was a real treat. Thank you so much for making our afternoon and evening special. We will definately continue to play your CD and we are looking forward to another.
As I said before in a previous blog, please continue to sing and write music. You are truly blessed with a special gift.

God Bless and Happy Belated Birthday ;)
Debbie J

debjager said...

Hi Chris,
I just wanted to share with you that my husband and I received your CD yesterday. We love it!
We work in our yard most afternoons and we have a stero on the deck. We enjoyed your CD so much, we played it full blast while we were working in the garden getting it ready for the veggies we love to grow. So, all of the neighbors were able to listen to the music and enjoy it with us.
We play music most of the time while we are outside ..... yesterday was a real treat. Thank you so much for making our afternoon and evening special. We will definately continue to play your CD and we are looking forward to another.
As I said before in a previous blog, please continue to sing and write music. You are truly blessed with a special gift.

God Bless and Happy Belated Birthday
Debbie J

Anonymous said...

I don't think you butchered "Endless Love". In fact that was the point in which I totally committed to be a Chris Sligh Fan.I downloaded it and now all four of my kids sing it in "Chris" version.I never liked the original much anyway, and I thought "Every little Thing" was great, too.Timing was not bad(downloaded that too)love the POlice and Sting.Been a fan of yours from the Dave Hasselhoff comment.Love ya, keep the faith.Gayla

Aletha said...

Hi Chris-

Don't know what you are doing on April 28th but Muse is playing with My Chemical Romance at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. You might want to check it out - they're still selling tickets through Ticketmaster as far as I know.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris! It was soooo great to see you in Charlotte at the Daughtry concert. It was a very nice surprise to see you walking up. Totally unexpected!!!! It truly made my experience there even better. Thanks for taking the time to let me take a pic with you. You look great! We in SC are so very proud of you and I know you will do well in your musical career. Best wishes and may God bless....

Honey31702 said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chris!!! Can't wait to hear the details of the tour! I'm hoping to be at the Columbus, Ohio show.