Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Rehearsals II

So rehearsals have been doing great. As we speak, I'm sitting in one of my friend's room with another of our friends watching Saving Private Ryan. Giovanni Ribisi's character just got killed. Such a great movie. There's a moral dilemma over whether to kill the German who killed Ribisi's character. Hmmm. Good stuff.

So, rehearsals are great. We're starting to get all the music down, now we're all just working on memorizing lyrics. I was lucky to have gotten to do several songs that I knew pretty well, so the lyrics have come pretty easy. So, I've been able to take time to work on stuff.

I recently purchased Pro Tools to record demos on tour. I've used Logic in the past, so it was a tough choice to move over to Pro Tools, but it was a necessity...it's the industry standard and everyone I work with uses it, so my demos needed to be on that platform. But I know very little about Pro Tools, so I've had to learn all the tricks to get stuff going. One of my friends has been a Pro Tools user for a while, so he's been helping me learn some stuff, but I bought a Pro Tools book and have watched the instructional DVD a couple of times. Basically, though, I've progressed enough to do the basics of recording.

So, today, we ran through the whole set, and it's a mighty fine set, by the way. In between the several songs that I get to be a part of, I set up Pro Tools in a little room and worked on several song ideas that I've had swimming around my head. It's great to be able to lay down ideas. I'm writing songs for several other contestants now, so that's kind of cool. I'll be juggling the tour with writing for me and writing for several other people. Who knows what songs will get used on poeple's albums, but I'm kind of honored to be able to write for other people.

Plus, I just got the biggest offer of my life a couple of days ago. Again, I can't go into details but it would includedoing somthing that will be a HUGE honor and it will be a great chance to raise my profile a little bit in the entertainment business. I don't know yet if I would take it because it would mean that I would have to put off my recording career for a little bit. So, it'll be a pretty tough choice. We'll see what happens. More on that later.

Anyway, the opening number is coming together quite well. It's crazy and stupid, but it get's the show started in a great, great way, and once again it is something never ever done on the AI tour, from what the tour producer says. So, that's pretty cool. It's one of the only group numbers that involves the whole group of 10. There are quite a few "group numbers" that involve a few of the contestants but this is one of the only ones that involves all 10.

The guy's number is being worked on all day tomorrow. We've got to work on what exactly we're doing, but as I said before, it's something that has never been done on the tour, so a couple of firsts this time out.

Finally, me and the two friends I'm hanging out with tonight are working on a new number that will possibly be added to the show. If it works out, it could be pure genius. In a very, very funny way. I think it could be really, really cool.

Anyway, more about the tour, etc. in a little bit.

Thanks for hanging out and sticking around, through all the stuff the last couple of days.

Peace and love.


risalea said...

You were up late, and I'm up way too early for a summer morning. (having to chauffeur my 16 yr. old to his summer job, thanks to his engine blowing up in his truck...a story for another day! LOL)

I love that you'll be writing not only for you, but for others. That's a gift that will give you longevity in the music business. A performer that I admire so much is Dolly Parton. I'm a country fan as well, so love to hear her sing, but her song writing talent is phenomenal. Wouldn't that be great to hear one of your songs covered as much as her "And I'll Always Love You" (and collect those royalties!)

The show sounds like so much fun. You'll have to let us know if the number you're working on makes it in,and give us a hint so we can be watching for it when we go.

Have a great day of rehearsals. Risa R.

Badpacifist said...

Hey Chris is there any filming going on in while you rehearse that might be used as teasers once the tour gets started? Will you guys be on a bus or flying most of the tour?

Anonymous said...

ProTools totally intimidates me. I want to get into radio and my college switched over to ProTools the year before I graduated...I only had a chance to tinker around with it and I had no clue what I was doing, haha. Good job to you, though, for getting the basics down so quickly!

Also, I love popping over to your blog to get all these tour tidbits. It's making me really excited...which is a little unfortunate since I won't be seeing you guys until September!

Good luck with rehearsals!

~ Lauren

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us. It is great to hear how your budding music career is unfolding and about your AI friendships. I understand why you aren't naming names now, but based on your past blogs, I can imagine who you are talking about.

You and your fellow Idols are in my prayers

Ji said...


start using your friends names. We all know who they are.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for that special number your doing with your friends. I hope those friends are Phil or CAKE!!!

Anonymous said...

Please, please don't get into a Cake duet, would you? People love to see those two together alone and that is the appeal.

Sarah said...

Thanks for all the insight on the tour Chris. We really appreciate it.

You say that quite a few contestants will be dueting? Thats pretty cool. I hope Blake and Jordin duet, they sound fantastic together.

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

Sounds like the tour is coming together. Congrats on whatever offer you got. I know you will make the best choice for you.
You really should of come over to the fox studios last night for the taping of Nissan Live Sets with Kelly Clarkson & her whole band. (strings & all) It was awesome. My daughter & were in the front row & could almost touch them. I finally got Kelly's autograph. She is so cute. The bass player actually came off the stage after the recording just to give me his autograph & a big hug. Okay, I am star struck.

LLL said...

ack, chris, you're killing me with all the teasing! (more, please.) july 27th seems so far away...

good luck with making the decision on your offer. i have a hunch you'll be a winner whichever way you choose.


jenlar said...

"It's crazy and stupid, but it get's the show started in a great, great way,"
"If it works out, it could be pure genius. In a very, very funny way"

You know just how to kill a girl who has to wait 'til September for the tour to *finally* get to Atlanta, dontcha? hehe... I'm glad that you're having such a good experience and I'm excited that you're having enough down-time to be able to write some songs.

Many prayers and mad love to you and your wife!

Natalie said...

Hello Chris, the information you've shared so far (or rather in limited disclosure) is really making me want to watch you guys perform so bad, but the sad thing is, I live in Singapore which makes it impossible to ever come up north to attend one of the tour dates. Seems like you've got a fan from down in Asia, isn't that cool?

Hopefully someday, if not one day, you and your band might come down here to perform and I'll be the first to get tickets. Big fan of yours (and Phil's), Natalie.

Anonymous said...

Celebrity Fit Club.

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris. I stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed reading past posts. Thank you so much for giving us peons a glimse into your celebu-world.:o) I wish you all the best things for your future - from one natural curly-head to another. I'll be in Tacoma on July 27th. Can't wait to see all of you! From a PTAMommy in Bothell, WA (guess you know who I was rooting for!)

Michelle said...

When I first tried my hand at Pro Tools in college, in a studio, it was pretty intimidating. But once you get the hang of it, it's self explanitory. I think you will be a master of it. You seem like you're well versed with a computer, which comes with the Pro Tools territory.

Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the tour, and your own album! I'm pretty excited about the show, do each of you get to perform the same amount of individual numbers?

Congrats on the offer, can't wait to see/hear what it is. You deserve nothing but the best! You work hard and it will pay off eventually.

All the best,

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the teasers!!!! You and Gina singing together! You guys rock!! CAKE is doing something together!!!! OMG I love you for giving us this info. I LOVE CHRIS RICH SO MUCH!!!!I just had to let that out!

GirlyGirl45 said...

Aha!! now we're getting somewhere (your 11:27 response). Your hints are getting better, Mr. Sligh. I'm thrilled that you're doing a duet with Gina.
Another great blog entry, Chris. I will enjoy pondering what your big offer might be. Congratulations on the offer, and your wisdom will guide you to the best decision.

It's fantastic to hear that your creative energy is driving you to so many opportunities--GO Chris!

Have fun in rehearsals, and keep your eyes peeled for Bill Vendall--I just miss the little jerk, and I'm convinced he's around somewhere.

Oh look: my word to verify starts out cyaked--must be all that Cake talk.

Heather said...

aah! <3 you much sligh! i'm soo excited now.

Anonymous said...

A cake section? that sounds interesting!! ;)

btw sligh your band is awesome!!

Akari said...

Oh Sligh... You are such a tease. You must know exactly just what "chaos" you have created for the Cake fans by that one teaser eh? But I am not telling you to stop. :) No pressure, of course.

Anyway, glad to hear that you have been offered something. Hope that you can come to a good conclusion after thinking it through that will benefit your career!

And I see there are other Singapore fans here too. :) Is there any chance that the Idol Tour would come here, like it did in S3?

benjamin said...

thanks for keeping us all updated :)

like natalie, am from singapore and will be at the staples centre show!!! getting super excited fromm what you've mentioned. honestly with the 9 serious talents (and no i refuse to stop my s**j*** dislikin') it's gonna be an awesome show!!!!!!

much positive wishes,

Amanda said...

Ok seriously I just screamed, im so excited. 2 duets that i wanted more then anything, Cake, YAY. You and Gina was another that i wanted, the 2 people that got voted off way to early. Only 22 days till yall are in Nashville. I cant wait to see what yall have going on, in the begining of the show, you have us all stumped.

Chris i know your a man of God, so im asking for prayers, i have to make a desicion to either stay on my chemo pills or to get a bone marrow transplant, it could be life or death, but i just need prayers that i can make the decision God wants me to.

Anonymous said...

Can you reveal any more of the duets?

Anonymous said...

OMG! Duet with Gina? I might fricken die!! And cake duet also? Seriously Im not going to be able to wait until July!! GAAH im so excited! Please tell me you also have a duet with Phil?

julie said...

Thanks for this preview! You and Gina have two of my favorite voices of all, so a duet between you is going to be a highlight.

And Cake section? So much fun! Drumming/beatboxing, maybe? Can't wait to see.

Congrats on getting a cool offer!

bigmoneygrip said...

Chris: Were you watching Saving Private Ryan on one of the HBO channels? I was watching the Saving Private Ryan, too, on HBO something-or-other. Except, instead of a couple of friends watching it with me I had a couple of cats laying on me.

Amanda said...

Thank you for spilling some things about the tour! Can't wait for all the duets!

Meetyou said...

Yay for the teasers! Thanks Chris. Could you tell us what is the duet number(s) that cake are doing? I am a Blake fan, is he doing any of his original songs?

risalea said...

"Celebrity Fit Club...I'd probably do it if it was offered to me...But apparently I'm not really a celebrity. Lol."

Honey, you're at least as much of a celebrity as some of the folks on there! : ) I think you've got bigger fish to fry, though. These teasers are killing me! Can't wait to see which offers you go with. (even though I don't know what they are!)

"I'm doing a duet with Gina."

Now that will be a rockin' good number!

OK, before they cast me on "Non-Celebrity Fit Club", I better go hit Curves!

Risa R.

Anonymous said...

Possible duplicate.

Hello Chris,

My guess would be an offer to guest host a talk show, which you would shine at. Maybe I've guessed correctly and maybe I have.


Anonymous said...

oh chris my prayers answered you and gina in a duet COOL! tell phil i won his hat from auction i know he got dawged on his leanne rhimes performance but i love the hat love phil and all you AI 6 peeps are the best ! your blog is truely enjoyable and one of a kind!so you are writing songs for the others i think chris rich is too that is awesome so much talent! God Bless and thanks for keeping us informed!

HstryQT said...

Yay! How exciting that you're doing a duet with Gina! I was hoping you would. You guys will be great together.

It seems like your personalities will really shine throughout the performances, with your references to things being "funny" "crazy and stupid." Sounds like it'll be a great time! I'm excited! (Can you tell?)

Ha, random but - my cat just sneezed. It's always funny when a small animals sneezes. Hope your puppies are doing ok without you back at home, by the way!


Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

Oh my gosh..the tour is going to be so much fun. I really can't wait. Can you tell us how many numbers you get to do by yourself?
Wait..maybe I want to be surprised. I know you and Gina are going to rock the house.
It's so cool that you are writing music for some of the others. What an honor. Yesterday at the Kelly taping she mentioned how much pressure is on you guys. I can only imagine.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty cool that Chris and Blake are doing a "Cake" thing, but whats with the word "section" that makes it sound like more than one song or something. That doesn't seem like its very fair to the rest of you.

I cant wait to see you guys on tour! First three dates!! :)

Deb in TN said...

*trying to read Chris' mind about the offer*

Okay.....gotcha...with your sense of humor, you'd be a natural, a very entertaining Host commentator on a show.....are you sure you can't do both--the album and the job? I mean, it's not like you are just a plain ole human with a wife and a life...what are you talking about...lol.....j/k

I really, really want some more music, but if you decide to detour for a while, well then, I know you have to do your thing and we Fans will just have to wait.....but please, Chris....don't make us wait too long...we love your voice!

Have fun with your friends and write your heart out.

Deb in TN

Anonymous said...

Gah, I seriously love you soso much for mentioning that there'll be a "cake secion". Could sept. 22nd be ANY further away? & I need to go to more than just one show now.

Never stop blogging, please.

Anonymous said...

what exactly do you mean by section? I really hope Blake gets a lot of time (which he should being the runner up) so they're whole set isn't together right? And the boys group number has already been spoiled by one of the members of the top 10 who did well and likes robin thicke as a full band so any more details on that?

Carrie said...

I wanted to see you do something with Blake because I miss Bludachris but apparently people have an issue with you "coming between cake!!!111"

ChrisSligh said...

Hahaa, Celebrity Fit Club...no, that's not what I've been offered, but I'd probably do it if it was offered to me...from what I understand, the celebrity is able to work out the show while working ther career, so that would be cool. But apparently I'm not really a celebrity. Lol.

Sorry, a needed edit...but we know it's out there all over, anyway.

Peace and love,

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

Your a celebrity, but you don't need the fit club..We love you just the way you are. After all, remember how hot you looked in that white suit at the finale?

HstryQT said...

You're always getting yourself into trouble, aren't you? ;)

Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble
Trouble been doggin' my soul since the day I was born

Better watch it or TPTB are gonna start standing over your shoulder as you type. :)

georgia girl said...

I know! You're opening for Blake Lewis, right? That would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the teasers!! Now I'm definately going to the AI concert!!!You helped make up my mind, especially with the CAKE "section." You ROCK!!!!!!

Nique's Nana said...


Once again, thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to keep your 'Fro Patro' updated on all the happenings! You're just so awsome.

My guess too like Anon 2:02 is that you've been asked to host a talk show. Oh wow, that would be so cool. You'd be so good at it.

You're doing a duet with Gina? Whopee! I loved it when the two of your sang together (for a quick minute) on the finale. You two are great together.

In exactly one month from today, you and the gang will be in San Diego at the Sports Arena.

God bless, take care, get as much rest as you can.

Ben and Nikki said...

I know! They asked you to be the new The Price is Right host! :)

bmorebamma said...

mr. sligh i don't want to be the debbie downer here but i heard some really sad news comming from charleston s.c. 9 fire fighters lost their lives while trying to put out a fire at a furniture store , they went in to save 2 peoples lives they got out , but the roof caved in with them in it and they all died. i always say it takes a VERY special person to be a firefighter, we had a very sad incendent here in balto a couple weeks ago when a family of 13 was in a burining building 8 of them didn't make it there were children in volvled. it was really sad , you could see the looks on each and every firemans faces that they wanted to save each an every life in that building but couldn't so my prayers go out to them all . and iam sure that there is a very special place in heaven for each and every one of them :(

bmorebamma said...

now back to the fun............. hey looks like i will have a lot to look forward to in sept;). so you are writing songs for others, WOW that's soooooooooo cool i wish i had that gift but i don't. no song writing skills for me lol anywhoo , i hope that you and your friends continue to have lots of fun;)

Anonymous said...

Celebrity Fit Club would be an awesome thing and just maybe a makeover show and Bingo you are a celebrity. Is that how this works out in Hollywood?

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

I got it!!! Dancing with the stars.. lol...

bmorebamma said...

mr.sligh i don't know about getting in frount of millions of people and loosing weight , i couldn't do it , but the biggest looser looks like it could be interesting. jmo though it's YOUR choice to make

princess said...

Do you happen to know if Blake and Jordin are doing a duet together on tour?

sandmoran said...

As far as treats go
I'm not really into cake,
love me some frotos.

girlygirl45 said...

Sandmoran, you are the BEST at Slighku!!

Show host (of a meaningful show, not one of those fluff things on TV Guide or E) was the first thing I thought of, too, so we can't all be wrong, can we? And Deb in TN, maybe he could start the show with a song (like Ellen starts with a dance).

Sarah said...


Tell Your "Friends"

Aka Blake Lewis & Chris Richardson that I love them :0)

Can you seriously tell them that for me and then respond to this and tell me what they said??? :0p

It would probably make my entire week!

vivian from missouri said...

just popping in to say I'm enjoying what you tell us and delighted that you are having a good time---enjoy everything that comes your way. stay well.

rose said...

Can I ask why you always say "I'm doing this this but I can't say". There is absolutely no point to it. Why not wait until you can announce the news.

Like what you may or may not be doing in the future. Or the opening act. Your teaser could mean anything. I'm pretty sure the opening act has never been the Top 10 riding donkeys or a gang fight so thanks for absolutely no real hint.

ChrisSligh said...

Rose, wow...testy are we?

A lot of people are enjoying the teasers...it's just a little game.

Anyway, to those who were asking questions. Sorry - can't give any hard info...take what I've said and put it together with what others of my friends have said in the press and you'll get some info to rub together. There'll be more coming, but for now, I leave you hanging. Sorry, Rose and everyone else, but you'll take what I give you and like it.

Peace and love,

Anonymous said...

You said "hard" and "rub together".

georgia girl said...

I can't be the only one who would love to see the top 10 in a gang fight. While riding donkeys. That would KILL.

Anonymous said...

well the funny thing about celebrity fit club is that everyone who is on the show either never really was much of a celebrity, or washed up. hell, even kimberly locke from season 2 was on this last season. and so was freaking screech for saved by the bell, so i know that while you are really no more of a celebrity than them, you're not much less. they even have cledus t. judd.

jenlar said...

It must be a "georgia girl" thang, because *this* Georgia girl would *love* to see the top 10 in a gang fight while riding donkeys. With instruments!

Chris, thanks again for the spoilers! We love them! It's like shaking a Christmas present.

ChrisSligh said...

You know what's funny? As you guys talk about us fighting on donkeys, I'm watching Shrek. Eddie Murphy's donkey is one of the better characters ever in an animated film. Great stuff.

And I would enjoy the donkey fight, too.

Peace and love,

Heather said...

Chris, some people have noooo tact. I don't understand it! Just ignore them. You don't have to answer everyones stupid questions! Even us Caketards, most of us are so EMBARSSED people are bothering you about that. It's so rude!

Everyone LOVES you blogging, it's awesome and we wouldn't want you to stop beacuse a few people try and ruin the fun for everyone!

SO excited for the tour! Sounds like fun, and interersting all the changes, i'm really curious now! Can't wait to see everyone in California! :)


ps. good luck with "the biggest offer of your life!!" and LOL at Celebrity Fit Club hahaha

LLL said...

you'll take what I give you and like it.

now THAT'S the spirit. LMAO over here.

ChrisSligh said...


I'm glad you saw the humor in that that I was trying to put across.

Peace and love,

amandarhea86 said...

Hey Chris I don't know if you can answer this but what instruments does Sanjaya play, i know what all you other guys play just not him. Thanks for the teasers, i apreciate it a bunch.

Akari said...

Oh Shrek. That must be my favourite animation ever. The pure love of crack. (And I still refuse to watch Finding Nemo. Lol.)
In relation to amandarhea86's question, Sanjaya knows how to play the guitar right, according to that poptarts vid? But it's weird that he can't bring it along with him on tour...

Julie said...

you'll take what I give you and like it.

now THAT'S the spirit. LMAO over here.

excellent. I agree with that! And I agree with Heather, too. A few idiots make everybody else look bad. I enjoy this blog, enjoy the teasers, hope you keep sharing things with the majority who support you.

I'm really looking forward to hearing you and Gina sing. Glad they're looking into more interesting combinations than the whole-group numbers, which imo really don't best showcase the contestants' talents.

georgia girl said...

Hey, maybe that's the huge secret incredible job offer: Donkey Wrangler. Do it, man.

TimeYUPunishMe said...

Hey Chris,

I don't remember if Five For Fighting was on your list of favorite artists, was he?

My nephew saw his recent concert in Sacramento, he became a fan instantly.

John Ondrasik aka 5FF has one of the most unique voices. I wish I have his voice. LOL

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

I second Rose's comment. There are so many things never done before, so it is pointless just saying we are doing something different. If Blake and Melinda and Sanjaya have no trouble disclosing their duets and tour set-up information, why do you? After the first show, people would know anyway,which is not far from now.

Nique's Nana said...


I got it - You've been offered to replace Bob Barker on the Price Is Right! :)

ChrisSligh said...

To Rose and anonymous 10:30,

If you're getting pissy about it, then you're missing the point. The point is that this is a fun place to discuss crazy ideas of what you think the new stuff is. The donkey riding is a funny visual. I wish more people got it...just have fun, people. If you take it too seriously, then you're missing the point of these blogs. The tour is going to be fun for me and my friends. I want for my fans to have fun with it, too. RIght now, I personally don't feel comfortable sharing certain things...so, we'll have fun doing it like this till then.

Peace and love,

Laura said...

Anonymous - Where have Blake, Melida, and Sanjaya disclosed tour information. While I do not search the Internet on a daily basis, Chis has been the only one of the Idols who has provided us updates (which I appreciate!).


Anonymous said...


"I'm writing songs for several other contestants now, so that's kind of cool. I'll be juggling the tour with writing for me and writing for several other people. Who knows what songs will get used on poeple's albums, but I'm kind of honored to be able to write for other people."

From what I've read you and Chris Rich are the songwriters on the show. Have you written for Chris and vise versa? Do you enjoy writing songs or performing more? And one last question, does Chris Rich cry as much or more than what was shown on the show? Are you a sensitive soul like him?

Thanks and I hope you answer.

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

You'll take what I give & like it...lol...I love you, you crack me up & make my day. I have been visualizing the donkey thing. Now that I would like to see. New stuff..hmm..maybe a circus act.

DJ in AL said...


You still crack me up (even, heavily censored). Let 'em get pissy, if they do, they aren't real fans and they shouldn't get to play here!

Anonymous said...

Laura..Blake, Melinda and Sanjaya have been doing tons of press and interviews. Melinda said she's doing duets with Sanjaya, Lakisha and Blake..Sanjaya confirmed his duet with Melinda, and Blake said on The View the guys would all be playing instruments and creating a band, he also talked about how he would be singing 4 solos and using his loop pedals. So while Chris' info is appreciated, he's not the only one dropping pieces of information.

-Di. said...

Hi Chris,

I am glad to hear that preparation for the tour is going well.

I hope that you get a chance to give up mini-updates during the tour!

Too bad you don't have a flickr account. It would be nice to get photos from the rehearsals. (although it's probably against Idol rules to publish photos from the actual rehearsals...) Oh yeah and I don't know if you have a digital camera.

Anyways, it's good to hear from you.


Deb in TN said...

"Sorry, Rose and everyone else, but

you'll take what I give you and like it.

Peace and love,

10:10 PM"

Wow...everyone else is visualizing donkeys and having fun, but me? Oh noooo.......not me...I'm reminded of the plate of veggies that sat before me untouched one night at dinner and my now-deceased Dad's final words before he grounded me for refusing to eat them....."When you get hungry, you'll eat. Until then you'll eat what I give you and like it." *big eyes*

Chris???? Where were you in a previous life? Or should I say, "who" were you in a previous life.....


Deb in TN

p.s. And why don't you ever talk to me anymore? You got something against TN 'cause I know it can't be me.

Anonymous said...

First time post-er, long-time reader. LOVE you, LOVE this blog. I check it daily.

You crack me up and I am having a blast reading your teasers!

It's true after your first concert we'll all know, if we choose to seek out that info but until then, I LIKE anticipation. I can sing a cool song aboutg it: Anticipation - it's keeping me wayyayyayyayyaytin'.

I'll be waiting by the buses for you in Glendale, Chris. Sniffing around for any signs of the donkeys!

Anonymous said...

Laura, Blake told us the boys are going to play instruments; Melinda and Sanjaya told us who they are going to duet with during interview.

And Chris, what's the point of editing your teasers since they are out there anyways? Is this some kind of game I don't get or you are not allowed by TPTB to give away teasers? I am not pissed at all. I just feel it is more or less, pointless.

Peace and Love!

risalea said...

OK, after perusing the guesses on your career offer, I'm thinking....an "E" entertainment reporter or maybe along the same line for the TV Guide channel? You bantered easily with those guys when you were on the red carpet, etc. so I can see you doing that.

Is there a prize for the person who guesses correctly? LOL

Enjoy your afternoon. Risa R.

bmorebamma said...

LMAO that's wayyyy to funny ladies and gentlemen here's your new host of the price is right ccchhhhrrriiiisss sssllliiiggghhhh . lmao ssssshhh let's keep this one under raps for now .

ChrisSligh said...

Deb, I'm sorry you feel I've been ignoring you. No longer. Hello.

As far as the offer...well, I can tell you what it is NOT. It is nothing with E channel, or anything to do with hosting on a tv show; neither is it Price is Right (I thought Rosie was the new Barker?). However, both of those are actually really good guesses. I'll put it this way...it's something that most people would never think I would do. In fact, I'm still not sure that it is something I want to do, but I'm weighing the pros and cons. It involves music, though, I'll tell you that. Now, guess away.

And have fun with it...let's just have fun being stupid and funny...throw out your wildest guesses on the opening number and my job offer. This is a place for friends to hang out, so have fun with it.

I'll say this, though: I won't deny that someone got the guy's number right.

Peace and love,

georgia girl said...

Opening number: Blake singing "She Loves the Way" while the other 9 dance behind him wearing Blaker Girl/Boy shirts, plaid pants, and expressions of utter rapture.

Your job offer: I'm sticking with Head Donkey Wrangler. It would be so awesome and cool.

Anonymous said...


From: Guess Who!

risalea said...

Oh, my gosh, they're bringing back American Bandstand and you're going to be taking on the Dick Clark spot!!! No, wait, that's like hosting and you said it wasn't that.

Maybe we are all thinking along the wrong train of thought. Maybe you've gotten an offer from a record company to write material for other artists? Someone wants you to manage their music career? You've got a chance to get into the production end for a music outfit? I don't know squat about the music industry, so I'm just making wild guesses here.
HMMMMMM...... Risa R.

p.s. I love that you said this is a place for friends to hang out. It does feel like we know one another when we see the same people post over and over, and it feels like we know you, even though it's only a cyber connection. And I think that's why it's so aggravating to see the trolls' posts. It feels like someone's broken into a friendly family gathering.

caro said...

hmmmmm my guess is this: it has something to do with working for American Idol? Not hosting the show, but doing something for it musically behind the scenes somehow. My second guess would be singing on some cruiseship. But while that could be fun, I sure as hell do not see that as "an honor".

Anonymous said...

If you're w/ your "friends" why are you BLOGGING?

Anonymous said...

You're replacing Lucky as the spokesman for Lucky Charms!

Opening number: Mississippi Squirrel Revival (Ray Stevens)

- Mistie

Anonymous said...

I've never posted anywhere, ever before, but I've been reading your blog since your audition on American Idol. I've spent many an hour reading and, I embarassed to admit, on blog-less days re-reading the various entries. I can emphasize with one of the other entries that talked about the Chris Sligh 12-step program during your vacation.

So here's may thoughts on the biggest opportunity-
perhaps a Broadway show or maybe a rock opera? In my mind I could visualize your song, Gone, being sung on stage.

Lynn, San Diego

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

Your taking Paula's place as a judge on AI..Opening number, Celebrate...Or, That's what friends are for...Or how about We are Family...

vivian from missouri said...

American Bandstand was the first thing that came to mind and then MTV something or other----maybe NewYears Eve?!?!?! You would be great, love the dry humor and I,too, am having trouble shaking the donkey images from my mind---totally hilarious.

HstryQT said...

Deb in TN, don't feel ignored, I've never been "replied" to (ahem), and how many times have I posted here? :)

But it's ok cuz I'm still holding on to my "top 8" spot on myspace, I have to get some recognition SOMEwhere. :D

Deb in TN said...

"As far as the offer...well, I can tell you what it is NOT. It is nothing with E channel, or anything to do with hosting on a tv show; neither is it Price is Right (I thought Rosie was the new Barker?). However, both of those are actually really good guesses. I'll put it this way...it's something that most people would never think I would do. In fact, I'm still not sure that it is something I want to do, but I'm weighing the pros and cons. It involves music, though, I'll tell you that. Now, guess away.

And have fun with it...let's just have fun being stupid and funny...throw out your wildest guesses on the opening number and my job offer. This is a place for friends to hang out, so have fun with it."

Ohhhh.....ohhhhh....I know, I know, Chris...


Is it a Broadway or off-Broadway play?

And before some wise guy says it, NOOOOO, I'm not thinking of the play about Hair! LOL We love Chris' hair.....

Hi, Risa and yeah, I agree with your p.s. in your last post.

Deb in TN

p.s. 1) *sigh* he said "hello"....he still loves me...lol
2) Rosie does "bark" but a Barker she will never be.

Deb in TN said...

One more thing...(this will put Memphis on the map for something other than crime...lol)

Take a look at the Jesus Tree in the church parking lot..no joke....you can see him.

Did you see it too?


Deb in TN

bmorebamma said...

OH NO "cough" "cough" "cough"NOT the telechubbies ok ya'll done got the guesses out of hand. i got one the new manager of the baltimore orioles LOL

bmorebamma said...

hey mr sligh i got another one you're running for mayor of baltimore. police chief , fire chief, the gov.of maryland . new owner of baltimore orioles. ok i gotta quit while ian STILL ahead ;)

Anonymous said...

I think I know what the offer is...you've been asked to replace Rosie O'Donnell and you'll be the first male host!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that this is it!

I think the opening act will have you all riding scooters around the stage and audience. Stunts, tricks and all while singing an original Sligh song!

The donkeys would just be too stinky!!

SoCal Julie

bmorebamma said...

hey mr. sligh i know that some of my gueses are out there, i just wanted to put a LOCAL spin on things lol but you can't be any worst then the gang that's in charge around here ;)

Mike said...

You've been tagged.

ChrisSligh said...

Deb, hopefully you no longer feel ignored.

HistroyQT - hopefully you no longer feel ignored...you are in my top 8 after all (on purpose).

Wow, I've never been tagged before...I went to the link, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do...Mike, please help me out.

That's right...I'm the first male host of the View!!! J/K - but that is an awesome idea. I'll work on that and see if I can work it out.

Actually, I will be replacing Paula AND Simon...they figured that I can be sweet and sour. Lol. And I'm sexier in a tight black t-shirt!

Some of this stuff is hilarious...keep it up!

Peace and love,

ChrisSligh said...

Oh, and Anonymous 3:25pm - I'm sure you've heard of multi-tasking. I was sitting in my friend's room with another of our friends, watching Saving Private Ryan as I type on the computer.

I'm trying to figure out the accusatory tone, or maybe I'm misreading it. Maybe you've never done more than one thing at a time.

Peace and love,

HstryQT said...

Thanks Chris!



PS: One idea - you're gonna be Jack Bauer's side kick on the next season of 24. They did, after all, say that they were re-vamping the show!

Anonymous said...

...or maybe Anonymous 3:25pm would rather give his full attention to his friends and save the blogging for later?

Maybe you did misread it? Which is silly and stupid? In the words of a long-ago-edited post by yourself?

risalea said...

OK, Deb in TN and QT....you guys are really special now! : )

Deb, I was going to ask you if you were coming to NLR to see AI, but I see they are in Memphis in September. You're just about 2 hours up the freeway from me. (and I won't gloat that they will be here July 13!)

Chris, could you make a blogspace just for readers to post where they will be seeing you in concert? Might be fun to see if we could say hi to each other.

OK, here's my next guess....opening act....a takeoff on Cirque de Soleil...if Celine can do it, why not y'all? heehee
Risa R.

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

The Osbourns are coming back on & Jack can't make it. lol...
A musical on Broadway that we don't know about yet? Oh my, it could be so many things..Opening act for Kelly when she goes on tour. Now that would be awesome...

Anonymous said...

I MUST take issue with you, Chris. It is NOT the donkey who is the best animated character ever! It's the CAT!!! The CAT!!!
Can't you see that??

He's even getting his own spinoff movie which proves it.

Wait a minute...are you writing a new musical for the donkey????
Oh My Gosh!!!! You ARE!!!!

That'll SURELY hoist that donkey over the top!!!

~clarissa in AZ
(who's still trying to figure out how to post as a google/blogger so I can shed this anonymous moniker.

(P.S. Remember the Glendale bus! Look for a female old enough to be yo mama!)

Marleybone said...

Thinking you would be perfect for Monty Python's Spamalot. Sir Lancelot, Herbert or Belvedere?

Carrie said...
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Sweet Tea said...

I got this all figured out. Sligh and Creepy Con will be a duo on the Bold & Beautiful soapie. My imagination is running a bit overtime tonight.

Anonymous said...

If you replace Simon, will you rub your man-boobs for us?

Anonymous said...

for part of cake section: blake singing You give love a bad name with Chris on drums- am i right?

and for your offer- I honestly have no effing idea. The only thing I could even think of would be like a radio dj bc it doesn't sound like your talking about a record deal and that's the only thing truly musical I could think of.

On second thought- maybe Blake's tour manager?

Anonymous said...

"Maybe you've never done more than one thing at a time."

So rude!

Anonymous said...

How can ANY of you call him rude after the crap you're all spewing out here? Hypocrites.

Ganil said...

Nice to see ya gain those cojones back :)

My guess (and someone else mentioned it) is that you've been offered a role in a musical theatre show. It COULD be on Broadway, or off.

At the top of my head, I'd guess the role of Shrek in the upcoming Broadway adaptation, which fits you (they were looking for someone with strong "rock" vocals), but for some reason I doubt they'd cast someone with no experience in that role. But I can't think of any upcoming shows you'd be good in.

As far as replacements in Broadway shows...You're not right for any of the characters in Rent or Chicago. Spamalot doesn't suit you. Brian on Avenue Q? Edna on Hairspray? (ha!) Spring Awakening has a fat guy...

Oh, I have it now! You're going to be one the Claymates in the upcoming Idol:The Musical (That's not a joke, dude. They're REALLY doing that)


ChrisSligh said...

I wish I didn't need to make it painfully obvious but so many of you are leaving comments that I feel I have a need to explain.

Raise your hand, if when you hang out at your friend's house or room, you guys spend every second enraptured with each other? I don't see a lot of hands. We spend all day every day together. Many times, if we choose to hang out, it's literally a hang out time of just relaxing, checking email, watching tv, etc. This time was no different. One of my friends was on a computer, checking email. My other friend played Gameboy while watching Saving Private Ryan. I blogged while watching SPR. We would crack jokes in between writing a sentence, or beating a world, or reading an email. Just like normal friends would do.

Just because my friends are famous in no way makes them abnormal. We just hang out. Sometimes we get into discussions, sometimes we get deep about life, sometimes we just hang and check our email. I've always kind of thought that real friends didn't have to be jabbering every minute to know that everything was okay.

And I'm sorry if anyone thought the response was rude, but sometimes what you call rude is called for. The "rudeness" was a thinly veiled reminder that it is possible to do more than one thing at once. Most people realize that. That person didn't. I was actually being kind by helping them understand.

Now, on to the important stuff. lol

You got it right! I'm going to be my friend's tour manager. I'll wash his underwear (oh, wait, he doesn't wear underwear), I'll book his flights and hotels, I'll....actually, no, that's not what I'm doing. Good idea, though. I'll talk with him and see if I can work it out. I mean, if nothing else works out. And hell freezes over. I'm not really the tour manager type. You have to be responsible to be a tour manager.

As far as Spamalot...if I was to take a role on Broadway, that would be one of the plays that would make the short list of ones I'd love to be in. But alas, that isn't the offer. Sorry. But that was an inspired guess.

Anyway, this has been fun...keep it up.

Peace and love,

ChrisSligh said...

Wow Ganil,

I'm impressed with your knowledge of Broadway. I have no idea what most of those roles are (I've never been a huge Broadway guy), but your knowledge impresses me.

Peace and love,

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

Okay I think I got it..You've been asked by some big film producer & screenwriter to write a soundtrack for some new movie..

bmorebamma said...

mr' sligh and creepy con , gees creepy con that's kinda harsh i never cared for him. iam a bo bice fan but geez, btw no way, mr slighs goning on the young and restless(my soap btw)his quick wit and charm would have all of the female characters swooning not to mention the singing, btw bmorebamma likes bening under the radar, "creeping round cyberspace" lol;)shhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone, my friends would think iam nuts lol.

gdahimself said...

To Chris
From GDA

I read most of the comments, with 104 got through about ¾.
I still think that people shouldn’t be asking you about Chris Rich & Blake. I think it is inconsiderate & rude. This site is suppose to center on you and your activities.

The image of the opener that developed which has no possible connection to reality is:
You all progressively cartwheel onto stage then mime a comedy sketch about building a human pyramid. There is great dissent because several of the ten have serious doubts about you being the person top but you all actually do so.
The top person changes every night and everyone at some point is the top person including you.

I haven’t the faintest notion what you present weight is but you looked good on Larry King but since then you still described yourself as being chubby.

I hope that the offer is extraordinary as I think pushing back the album will probably dissipate a significant amount of the interest generated by AI.

Replacing Simon & Paula: A self contained Ying & Yang?
Replacing only Simon: A self conflicted Ying & Yang?

If you replace Rosie O’Donnell on The View, only fit the space she left (well some of it), don’t try to be her, you’ll wind up being a lot less loveable.
You will probably more entertain than the remainder including Joy Behar who once did standup, she wasn’t funny then either,

Mike: explain tags or suggest a site.

Chris & Mike: have either of you ever seen Orson Welle’s movie “F for Fake”?
I think it may be of interest.

On Brian Eno & Phil Manzanara:
Two Roxy Music performances on the German TV show “Musikladen” in 1973.
Since you only know Brian Eno for his U2 productions you might find it interesting to see him as performer interesting, although if you blink you could miss him parodying Bryan Ferry towards the end of “Editions of You“.
Phil Manzanara one of the great guitarist.
The clothing is glitter era with makeup (Thank you Marc Bolan & David Bowie) and Eno is incredibly thin even for him with shoulder length hair.
On the first two Roxy Music albums and his first two solo albums he is simply listed as Eno

Roxy Music (basically the Bryan Ferry Band)
Bryan Ferry: all lead vocals, keyboards
Eno: Synth, Tambourine, and backing vocal
Phil Manzanara: lead guitar
Andy MacKay: saxophone, oboe, keyboards and backing vocals
Paul Thompson: drums

Two URLs to clips on You Tube:
Editions of You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Zh-6cPH7I&mode=related&search=

Remake, Remodel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Zh-6cPH7I&mode=related&search=

The thumbnail image for Roxy Music - Virginia Plain live is of Eno

More on Brian Eno later


Anonymous said...

Thanks for responding to my comment (I was the one who suggested the tour manager). Thanks also for reitering the fact that Blake does not wear underwear as that really can never be stated enough. Since you can't tell us the offer (i'm guessing) and you can't tell us the tour details- how about doing the same thing with tour suggestions as your doing with your offers. If we guess a song people are singing you can shoot it down if it's wrong- since you can't say if it's right. Oh and I'm changing my guess to Broadway also but seriously the tour stuff is more interesting. But I guess I shouldn't admit that.

amandarhea86 said...

Chris, i dont think you rude. Plus i have friends come over and i spend most the time on the computer. Anyways, thanks for the blog, i really apreciate it.

Deb in Tn, so your goin to the Memphis show, ill be there as well, it will be a good birthday present, my 21'st b-day is 3 days later. YAY

bmorebamma said...

and speakin of running things ,to quote the naked gun#1 this city is bening run by baboons, AND it's defently THE falt of the voters, and i can partly take the blame on that one, btw you can do broadway without experence , look at fantasia, and the reviews she's getting are top notch.and she's never seen a broadway show. she said so herself

Anonymous said...

Have you been asked to be a running mate in the upcoming Presidential elections??? Sligh for VP!!! That would be some offer

Maybe a reality show based on your life somehow but not related to music...which is why your music career would have to wait.

Hmmm...more hints PLEASE!!!

SoCal Julie

bmorebamma said...

claymates idol the muscial lol, sounds like geez now would i waste MY HARD EARNED MONEY TO SEE THAT huummmmmm NO WAY (not that i don't like clay though

gdahimself said...

To Chris
From GDA

I think people expect that if you are hanging out with friends that you and they are engaged in a shared activity. Since your explaination makes it now sound as though the friends are occupying the same room, like a lounge, but are basically engaged in separate activities, which no longer sounds like you are being inconsiderate.

7:39 PM, Anonymous - What is wrong with your manners or you to ask such a question?

Commence the public flogging!

Anonymous said...

You're going to replace Rosie on the View!? I think Whoopi beat you to it, actually.

You've gotten picked to be on Survivor?! That could be fun.. sort of.

None of those are music related though. Idol tonight or Idol extra, maybe?

Ganil said...

Thanks, Chris ;) I have friends in the industry (actors, producers, composers...) And I'm also a fan of theater in general.

Too bad I was wrong, though.

btw, I don't care for Spamalot. Holy Grail is a classic, so why mess with that? Spamalot's funny, but a complete bastardization of the classic film.

I thought of another good role for you, lol. Barfee in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". That's a very comedian driven show (Mo Rocca's currently in it).

Ok, ciao for now.


The Broadway Diva

Cari said...

" I've always kind of thought that real friends didn't have to be jabbering every minute to know that everything was okay."

Wow Chris, you just described me and my friends 100% accurately!
Just yesterday my three closest friends and I put in a movie and hung out: One sent text messages, one checked email on their laptop, one beat a couple of levels on their gameboy ... We had a great time!

I truly believe that really good friends can enjoy eachothers company without spending every second talking and joking. In fact, it's one of the best things about friends: you can do whatever you want and you know they'll still like you at the end of the day. You can enjoy being together without having to do things together.

Well, I don't know if that made any sense, but the point is I understand what you're saying Chris!

ChrisSligh said...

Hey guys,

I appreciate all the concern as of late. Look, I've gone back and read my comments and I don't feel I've done anything wrong, in any way in my comments. For those of you who feel that way, I am honestly sorry, but over the last few weeks, I have realized that I'm not going to make everyone happy. Period. So, I'm going to do what I feel is right. Period. If you don't like it, please don't read the blog or the comments. There are a core group of readers that I have come to care about. Until you've gotten into that core group, I don't really care what you think.

Secondly, the friends who everyone seems to think I was with were not the friends I was with. I was with some friends. I'm not using names on purpose. Don't feel like every time I say friends you need to assume who it was, because guesses are you are wrong. I hang out with male and female friends nearly every night. We have a very tight-knit bunch. So, your guess is wrong this time and'll probably be wrong every time.

Look, it's my blog. If idiots want to take it and quote it and dissect it and cry and moan about it, then that's their perogative. I don't have to be hurt by their crap. I'm over it. So please do not email me about forums talking about me. I no longer give a flying crap.

Anyway, now that that's out of the way, we can go back to the fun stuff.

Seriously the last couple of days have been a lot of fun. There have been some hilarious suggestions. My favorite is that I'm a VP candidate...sorry, but I think you have to be 35, so unfortunately that's not it.

GDA, if the offer ends up coming to fruition, believe me, it will be worth putting off the record deal for a while...I mean, as I said, I'm still not completely sold on this idea, but it's looking better and better to me. It will just have to be right, and I'll have to have a great feeling about it.

Anyway, peeps, keep guessing and keep having fun. Don't mind the trolls...I'll try to fend them off so you don't have to see them.

Peace and love,

Carrie said...

Ummmm I love you for writing that last comment. THANK YOU! Stick to it!

ChrisSligh said...

And Carrie, you would be in the core group. Thanks for the support.

Peace and love,

LLL said...

wait for it... wait for it... 5,4,3,2,1...

*ducks avalanche of people asking if they're in the core group*

i am confused... why do the comment times show up as central time? (at least they do for me.) you've been on the right coast and now you're on the left coast, but the comments are in flyover country. man, this blog is really going to get confused when you hit the road.

*hops a troll on the way out*

ChrisSligh said...


Haha...I promise to not name anyone else in the "core group"...I just thought it was funny.

Thanks for getting the humor of that, btw.

Hop a troll. Peace and love,

amandarhea86 said...

You know what they should do offer you Ryan's job, you would be an awesome idol host. The show needs something new. The opening act thing, me and my friends have discussed this over and over again, Taylor did it last year but, are yall starting out in the audince then coming up on the stage? That would be cool. Hope im not commenting to much, Chris, im just addicted to this blog, and my friends i believe are sick of hearing me start every sentence with Well Chris said ....

thanks again for doing this, i wish some of the other idols did this.

xangelglitterx said...



ONE LOVE...............

jenlar said...

Nah... there's nothing wrong with multitasking while hanging with friends. Like, right now I could be in a warm bed snuggled up with my husband but instead I'm commenting on your blog at 3:20am. That's totally OK, right? No, wait... that's just sad. Blogging with friends is cool, tho! ;)

"...throw out your wildest guesses on the opening number and my job offer."

I was gonna say that you were going to be a dead body on CSI, but then you said that it was music-related. So are you a musical dead body?

Man... this donkey thing needs to happen. Didn't Sancho Panza ride a donkey in the musical "Man of LaMancha"?

Tawny said...

"For those of you who feel that way, I am honestly sorry, but over the last few weeks, I have realized that I'm not going to make everyone happy. Period. So, I'm going to do what I feel is right. Period."

I'm so glad that you wrote that!It's the right attitude to have. It sucks that you've had to put up with so much BS the past few months but hopefully it has made you stronger. No one can please everyone and the ones who love you, like you exactly the way you are.

I'm blanking on ideas for what the offer could be, I'll come back when I think of something! :P

Love & Hugs,

HstryQT said...

Hm, no Broadway, but it involves music. Oh- something no one has suggested is MTV! Will you be the newest MTV VJ and host TRL? I hope not cuz then we couldn't hear you sing as much :). Whatever you do, just make sure we get to hear your singing talent! (Although we all love you for your humor as much as we do your singing - so a comic role would be cool too).

I'm kind of torn because, I'll be excited for any unique and great opportunity you have, but at the same time I selfishly want you and HPF to tour soon so that I can see you in a non-Idol venue and get to meet you (finally). One article said HPF is starting "heavy touring" in September - that HAS to involve you, right??

Oh, and fans in the "core group" should know who they are; there are those that are truly fans and those that are here with other prerogatives, (to use your word). :)

Have a great day!


kooshes said...

LOL This is a riot! Y'all have such terrific imaginations. What fun to come here & read the banter between you. And Chris, it is so cool that you join in. You're a very special fella.

Core group or no, (I'm a Richness fan to be sure, but also a rock fan & a Christian who loves Chris S., Blake, & Gina as well - heck, I love most all of the Idols this year. Great group!) I'm glad you allow me to come in here & read & laugh & gain insight into what you, Chris, are thinking & feeling & doing on this awesome ride!

Chris, it must take a lot of time to proof all of these responses. I admire your dedication to your fans & the relationships that have developed over the past several months!

Keep guessing you clever people. This is a blast! Wonder what game we're gonna play next...


bmorebamma said...

as i said in another post R-E-S-P-E-C-T. where has it gone in to days world . even when you are in a place WHERE you think you can have an OPONION (your own blog) . you get reamed for it , anywhoo to eveyone have a nice day and god bless.( trolls are included);)

robyn said...

hey chris!

I've had a lot of fun reading all the stuff peeps have been guessing and you've been commenting on....I don't think anyone should be offended by your comments...it seems like you're just saying stuff like you would say it to you friends anyway, kinda snarky or something and we feel like we're your friend in a way so we don't get our panties in wad over it.

Whatever it the offer is, will it have you in the public eye for a bit? If so, we won't mind the new CD delay if we can enjoy your persona on the tube a while, you know?!

Luv ya dude!!!!


bmorebamma said...

so gdahimself , you don't read my comments UGH !!!!!, "kicks can and stomps out of cyperspace" . and iam taking my ball too you don't play fair, JUST KIDDIN lol. ;)

Badpacifist said...

Had some Music Video channel on today and Fall Out Boys video with the monkeys directing the video came on....and I thought of you hardworking Idols getting ready to head out on tour. Sorry bout that but it was just a passing thought that made me giggle. There is a scene in that video where they have the catering line in the shoot and they are handing out bananas. Hope 19 has some good catering.

Trevor said...

So my guess is, you were offered a job as a radio DJ. That still keeps music in the mix and might make it hard to do the whole album/tour thing. Just my 2 cents.

DJ in AL said...


"So please do not email me about forums talking about me. I no longer give a flying crap."

Got it, hurt my feelings, but I got it.

Cathy Storms (seestorms) said...

What Amandarhea86 said..Ryan Seacrests job. That would be so cool..Or how about a shuttle bus driver at fox studios. Wait..thats the job I want.
I know I am in your core group right? hahaha...I'm sure everyone is asking that ?.

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris

Entertaining, this is... I'm choked that my hosting gig guess was wrong...when you would be so right.
So, am now thinking something church related ( hence honour ) or a movie offer somehow involving Jack Black. Getting warmer ?

risalea said...

"over the last few weeks, I have realized that I'm not going to make everyone happy. Period. So, I'm going to do what I feel is right. Period...Don't mind the trolls...I'll try to fend them off so you don't have to see them."

Go, Chris, it's your birthday! (singing and doing the happy dance!)

Off now to get some work done around here (heading to Ohio to see my sis on Sat.) and to turn on the View to think about how Chris might interact with the gals. Or to see if he turns up in Hillary's next video....I hear she's changing from a takeoff on the Sopranos to American Idol. LOL

Risa R.

sandmoran said...

Love the "core group" thing
pretty sure I am in it,
makes me feel special.

ChrisSligh said...


That comment about forums wasn't directed at you...I receive links daily to this forum and that forum of people wanting me to see that people are trashing me. That's what I was talking about. I haven't followed a link to a forum in over a month...when I see a link, I mostly delete the comment immediately.

And to those who are newbies - when I say I don't care what you think, I do NOT mean I don't want you to comment...what I mean is that I don't care if you judge me, etc. There are people who have been a part of this blog for a few months now and I take what some people say seriously, like I would a friend...but you can't come up into a blog you've never been before and give advice on how to live...that was my whole freaking point.

Peace and love,

DJ in AL said...


Gotya, and thanks. I have been following you since the beginning so I do tend to get a little "mother bearish" towards the trolls, hope you get that.

I have sensed a new attitude from you regarding this subject so I feel much better. I've told you before and I will tell you again, your successes are the best revenge.

So, onward and upward. I hope your new gig is wonderful, little bummed about having to wait to see you in concert, but good things come to those who wait.

Anonymous said...

Dude, time for another rehearsal update. This is getting old.

rosalee said...

Hey GDA - I already used the human pyramid idea back in the "Rehearsals have started" blog.
However, since there are 10 of them, maybe this is the opening:

The Idols align
In bowling pin formation
Let the games begin....

I wonder who in the audience gets to roll the first ball?

Or, perhaps an Idol ballet opener, complete with tutus and tights?

Now, on to the OFFER:

As I was discussing with HstryQT yesterday on the fan site, Chris would make a fantastic weatherman on a news station!:

"Tomorrow morning will be really, really cool and the sunrise will be awesome. Clouds will be imposing in the afternoon. And the weekend will be so freakin' hot! I said it would rain yesterday, but it didn't, so I apologize...."

I guess I'm beginning to sound like that other site. Let me try again:

You're going to be CeCe and BeBe Winans' roadie.

You're writing music for a children's show, or maybe you're the new Capt. Kangaroo..

You're starring in a series of commercials for Pizza Hut

You're writing commercial jingles for Pizza Hut

A new musical sitcom (Partridge Family-like or Monkees-like) is being developed and you are starring in it or creating the music for it.

You are going on tour with Taylor Hicks. Mute Math? Weird Al Yankovic?

A made for TV movie - "A Tribute to Flo & Eddie and the Turtles" is underway and you are being cast as Mark Volman (Flo):


OK - I give up. For now......

ChrisSligh said...

Good and thanks, DJ.

And anonymous, last time I checked this wasn't anonymous' blog. I'll post when I've got something. Thanks.

Peace and love,

ChrisSligh said...


That was funny...it's okay to mock me on my own site...I do use those words a lot...but in my defense...wait, I probably shouldn't do that either.

Anyway, good making fun.

Peace and love,

georgia girl said...

Well I'm definitely not in the core group because everyone knows I'm totally a Blake fan. But I'll keep hanging around til I'm banned. This blog is too hilarious to ignore even while I'm at work. Hey, I can work and read a blog! That means I can multi-task! I ROCK!!! Although I don't really go online while my friends are over. But maybe I shouldn't admit that.

To sum up: blogging, trolls, donkeys. Bring it.

ChrisSligh said...

Georgia Girl,

Just so you know, you can be a Blake fan and still be part of the core group...there are several people on here who are other people's fans more than mine. It's not a competition for me. You're a Blake fan. I'm a Blake fan. We're even.

Those that are in the core group know it. You've been around for a little while, so don't be bashful.

Didn't you come up with the donkey fighting idea. Pure genius!


jenlar said...

"And to those who are newbies - when I say I don't care what you think, I do NOT mean I don't want you to comment..."

Hehe... don't worry about it. We n00bs understand what you meant and are 100% glad that you feel this way. 311 summed it up best, but let's quote Blake instead (safer lyrics indeed!): "Punk the naysayers 'cuz they don't mean a thing- this is what style we bring!"

n00b or not, I'm commenting. I've been lurking forever, tho! :D

Now it's time to take the kids swimming for "one hundred and ninety-nine two" hours. I guess that the littlest one wants to stay for a long time.

Have an amazing day!

Tom in ATL said...

Dude -

So I miss a day and look at all this stuff - some pretty funny bits - I actually envision everyone coming out on the stage in little go carts whizzing around-like a shriner's convention. Cut to Sligh doing a bongo solo, chanting some unknown language with a indian headdress - and some old lady dancing around then passing out on stage. Sligh furiously beats the bongo's, not noticing the poor lady has expired on stage. The crowd becomes hushed, and someone asks for a doctor in the house - Sligh still feaverishly beating the bongo's. The doctor arrives and tell's everyone the lady is dead, and then Sligh comes over and does a raindance over her, and miraculously she is healed - and with the crowd going crazy - Sligh takes the entire audience out for milk and cookies.
OK - so this is actually just a remixed Andy Kaufman bit - but I'm pretty sure it would be a new and entertaining way to start an AI concert. If this option isn't available - I strongly second the suggestion of group donkey fighting.

As for your potential new gig - Personal Assistant to Richard Simmons.

Peace -

Tom in ATL

(Now doing pushups - chanting: 1-2-3-4, Proud to be, in Chris's core, 1-2-3-4, Proud to be, in Chris's core....)

rosalee said...

Chris - As part of the core group, I thank you for acknowledging me. Finally! And I hope you'll acknowledge me again on Aug.24th! (just before the show, in the parking lot)
I'm guessing that at the Long Island and New Jersey (Meadowlands)shows you will be busy rubbing elbows with many celebrities at the after-show parties (due to the arenas' close proximity to Manhattan).

I'm still guessing on the OFFER:

Becoming a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld? (You're experienced now)

Does it involve wearing a POPTART suit?

Enough for now.

Kerry(philnatic) said...

My Guess is that you got a movie offer... i heard that Phil(my lovee) got 2 movie offers.. so you got one too lol... ok you will be singing in the movie, so thats where the music comes into play.. o yea i am good lol

Love ya Chris!!

Melissa said...

They offered you "The New Name That Tune" host spot, didn't they?

Chris, I can name that tune in six notes.

gdahimself said...

To Chris
From GDA

The saying:
“Do try to please everyone, no one will like it”

A quote I came across:
“There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.” - Marlene Dietrich, Marlene Dietrich’s ABC

To Bmorebamma

Either I missed something or I am missing something. If you targeted a comment to me you going to need to post it again.

To Rosalee

I didn’t remember the human pyramid ideal coming up before. Do you find the setup novel?

When everyone was saying how Chris looked like Jack Osbourne, I immediately thought of Mark Volman but didn’t think enough people would have known who I was talking about.

One of the Flo & Eddie albums derives it title from the following Alexander Woollcott quote:
“It seems everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening”

The Turtles original were a surf and rod group named the Crossfires. They sounded much like the Beach Boys. Mark Volman then played saxophone. If they made the TV Movie Chris would have to learn to play saxophone for that era of the band.

I tend to think that Chris would probably have some misgivings about the script when the last line up of the Turtles bodily became Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.

The name “The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie” was given to them by Frank Zappa because the still signed to White Whale records and Zappa/Mothers were signed to Reprise.

Turtle history - http://www.theturtles.com/turtles.html

Recent Mark Volman info - http://www.nashvillescene.com/Stories/Arts/Music/2005/12/15/The_Phlorescent_Teach/index.shtml

Incidental Zappa’s band, when first signed to Verve/MGM records in 1965, were called “the Mothers” but it dawn on someone what that actually meant and add “of Invention” for airplay and marketing purposes.

bmorebamma said...

to gdahimself i was only kidding . you said that you only read 3/4 out of one hundered comments on this post, so i was JOKING with that comment . i guess that one went over your head any whoo have a nice day.

gdahimself said...

To Bmorebamma
From GDA

No, I didn’t read it as a joke as you have targeted posts directly to me on a couple of occasions. After going back and reading/re-reading the earlier posts I was left wondering if the reference was to a post under an earlier “topic”.
File under misfire.

Incidentally, the 11:03 PM post isn’t your usual stream of consciousness and all the spellings are spot on.

Usually, I don’t read the comments until I have written and submitted my first post but with 104 entries I thought that I better read at least some to find if what I intended to write may have already been covered.

To Chris & Rosalee

The weather report didn’t mention how incredible tomorrow was going to be.

rosalee said...


I just KNEW when I mentioned Mark Volman that you'd supply the background!

I think that many of the people reading this (especially our CORE GROUP), certainly know the Turtles, if not the name Mark Volman. This site attracts people of all ages. In fact many of us are, uh, "mature" (meaning we're old enough to be Chris's mom).

GDA, Are you a member of the fansite? I also submitted a photo of Mark Volman for the Sligh lookalike contest, but was disqualified because I didn't "own" the photo. Oh, well.
However, the Turtles website acknowledges the resemblance:


That last article, "The Phlorescent Teach" was a good one. Chris, I hope you read it - especially the part about music contract clauses...

Too bad Chris wasn't around for the Happy Together Ford commercial that the IDOLS did. I bet they had counted on him being there and the song was no accident.

As for the human pyramid, yeah, it's a variation on a theme. Just like Tom in Atl's bongo routine (I also had him playing bongos - as part of the guy group act). Another variation on a theme.

Oh, and Chris, I would never "mock" you. I parody/satirize/spoof you. I know you know that. The Sligh-mericks (limericks) on the fansite are in the same vein.


bmorebamma said...

what??? toGDA HIMSELF what are you trying to say i CAN'T spell ,ok even when i proof the misspellings my go by ,iam extremely hurt by that you are saying that i can't spell. i went to the b.c.p.s. s = the baltimore city public school system . which iam very proud of it's been a # of years sence i been in school so please parton me."hangs head in shame"

bmorebamma said...

oops gda looks like it happend again . what i ment to say is.......... may go by not my opps proofing is not ALWAYS perfect lol.

bmorebamma said...

btw GDAHIMSELF what does your user name mean.?????? just curious.

Susan said...

OK, my guess as to what your big offer is, that you have been asked to replace Donny Osmond in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" tour!

I often read your blog, but I've only posted once. and thanks for not posting the bad comments. I only want to read the good stuff.


Anonymous said...

In the spirit of celebrating your ability to be a good sport and laugh at yourself once in awhile, I submit to you the true answer to the job question. You are out recording sound bites for the newest toy sensation: The Chris Sligh Talking Action Figure! Includes these popular phrases:

-What the crap?
-Hop a troll.
-Cool. Awesome. Incredible.
-You're in my core group.
-Peace and love!

Order in the next ten minutes and receive your very own bonus CD of exclusive Sligh hits, including:
"I Don't Give A Flying Crap" and "My Friends Are More Famous (Than Your Friends)".

Call now! Operators are standing by.

Hey, if it makes you feel better, I'd buy a few.

georgia girl said...

Somebody buy me a Chris Sligh action figure IMMEDIATELY.

Does it come with a donkey?

Anonymous said...

It should come with a talking donkey. "Help! Chris won't stop riding my ass!"

Get it?? Because ass is another name for a...oh never mind.

alyssa♥chris rich said...

i really hope chris richardson and blake do a performance together.

chris i love how you tlak to your fans, maybe you could tell chris rich to do the same?