Moments

It’s been said that there are moments that define us as people.

There are also moments that define a generation.

An event so monumental, that it forever changes the way we look at the world.

These occasions leave indelible memories and influence us in many more ways than the obvious.

They have an impact on art, commerce, government, and on us at our very cores.

You often don’t see these moments coming, but when they arrive, it is the job of the storytellers to make note of it.

It started with cave drawings, moved on to music and literature. Then to stage and film. And even now to humble bloggers.

Historians get the facts, but the true storytellers are expected to capture much, much more.

They must capture a singular moment.

They often only get one shot at it.

One of those such moments is upon us this week…

Supernova is going to choose a lead singer.

But, dear friends, we can play a bigger role than just that of mere storytellers.

We can influence history.

All we have to do is vote…

For the right person.

And that person is Lukas.

He is the Canadian kid who spent his rough teen years on the streets of Toronto.

Lukas was the first person to perform on the show. And his first song was Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell.” They probably should have just crowned him as the winner right then and there.

Come on.

Dude…

Or my favourite of the season, “Creep.”

The evil Dilana thought she was tricking Lukas into singing “Creep.” Telling the camera that “if he can’t sing it, he shouldn’t be here.” Well, baby, Lukas can sing ANYTHING! Can-a-da!! Whoooooooooooooooo!

Sorry…

Now might be a good time to mention that I get a little bit competitive when Canadians are competing against people from other countries.

In anything. Lawn bowling. You name it.

Lukas also sang the crap out of:

The Killers, “All These Things I’ve Done.”

The Rolling Stones, “Let’s spend The Night Together.”

Nirvana, “Lithium”

The Verve, “Bitter Sweet Symphony”

Coldplay, “Don’t Panic.”

Chad Kroeger, “Hero”

He even performed a Supernova original with the band.

Last week, the other contestants peer pressured him into trying Bon Jovi’s “Living On a Prayer.” Awesome.

Which he immediately followed up by an original that he dedicated to his mother, “Headspin.”

So, by this point it should be completely obvious why your should vote for Lukas.

The show is on CBS at 9 eastern tonight.

Immediately after, you can go and start voting on the Rockstar website. You can vote as many times as you want.

It will make one Canadian boy very happy.

Lukas will probably appreciate it too.

Oh yeah, don’t forget all that “moments” crap.

You may also like...

No Responses

  1. lauren says:

    normally i support you pete. but my vote is for DILANAAAAAA. lucky for you i dont actually vote.

  2. James Cooper says:

    Oh yeah!?! Don’t make the US of A declare war on you! We’ll kick your, oh wait, War of 1812, nevermind.

  3. Peter says:

    Lauren: I liked Dilana at first. She seemed cool and strange.

    Then the bitchiness came in. Trying to screw Lukas over a couple of times. This week – for tonight’s performances – she fought him for “Comfortably Numb.” He gave in and went with another tune. Then she changed her mind.

    The bitching about her other houseguests to the press.

    Then she had a complete meltdown.

    Plus, I am still baffled how anyone enjoyed her version of “Cats In The Cradle.”

  4. Peter says:

    James: For some reason gmail marked you as spam. Eeeeep. So, if you’ve been commenting lately and they haven’t been getting through, well that’s why. But, I just set gmail straight.

    I love Americans. I do. But, I’ve seen how you guys have put a royal screwing into TWO presidential elections. So, I figured I’d offer a little advice. ;)

    Oh and…

    Vote Lukas!

  5. Grins says:

    I haven’t been watching but did see his Rebel Yell performance and yeah…he was great.

  6. Peter says:

    grins: Then rock the vote! ;)

    http://rockstar.msn.com

  7. Janet says:

    You blog and watch TV? Dude, when do you eat?

  8. Marina says:

    I’m really sorry here, but I can’t back this whole Lukas conspiracy. If he spent more time actually singing and less time trying to grind his vocal chords together to make something sound akin to rock n’ roll, then perhaps I would give him some respect. Anyone can grind their vocals together to make nifty, wanna-be, dirty sounding notes erupt from their throat. Hell, my cat does that when he has a freaking hairball.

    It doesn’t mean he can sing.

    I don’t particularly care who wins, but I would like to someone who is the total package. Though Dave may think he can sit through a two hour show with Lukas now, I still can’t.

    And I am dumbfounded how you could have enjoyed his rendition of Bon Jovi. Though I appreciate the risk he took in performing it the way he wanted, that had to be the utmost worst thing I have heard in a long while. Once again, it was flat and monotone coupled with fabulous grinding.

    The other biggest joke besides Lukas grinding is Dilana’s “Super Soul” song which my friends and I have now officially renamed “Super Snore”.

    You can’t ignore…my super snore!

    Too much rambling for one evening, but this is what you get when I’m feverish and sneezing.

  9. Ignun says:

    I have to agree about Lucas and the Bon Jovi song. It was awful. I don’t really think he should win. I still like Dilana despite her being unstable.

  10. Peter says:

    Janet: I eat…. while watching tv and blogging. I wish I was kidding.

    Marina: I hope you make a speedy recovery.

    As for Rockstar (this is for you too Ignun), I feel that music is, of course, subjective.

    That being said, you guys could not be wronger.

    Personally I think that subjectivity and democracy only really make sense when people are thinking the same way I am. ;) (Am I kidding? About 60/40.)

    I could write many thousands of words on this season’s Rockstar. Honestly.

    But, I reallllly should be doing something more constructive.

    I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    But, I am right.

  11. Dave says:

    Now, while I’m all for national pride and seeing a Canadian boy make good, I’m afraid that with a few exceptions (Creep, Head Spin), Lukas leaves me shrugging my shoulders and thinking, “Evs.”

    I was a Dilana fan in the beginning, but I’ve jumped on the Rand Wagon.

  12. Erika says:

    You had me at “Hello” [tear]

    Oh yeah, and Dilana is going to win!
    I’d bet money on it. You know, if I had money.

  13. Peter says:

    Folkses —

    As sour a loser as I am, I’m an equally gracious winner.

    That is all.

  14. Dave says:

    DOH! Spoiler! (PVR has it’s dangers….)

  15. Peter says:

    Dave: SHIT. So, sorry, dude. I didn’t even think. And I hate when that happens to me. My apologies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *