This letter was a struggle. I'm not a huge KISS fan. Kansas has a few great songs and I've seen them live twice, but I can't carry a whole post about them. Then my wife suggested Kelly Clarkson, and I thought, "Why not?"
(NOTE: My wife also once suggested I write about Carrie Underwood. She would like me to clarify that the suggestion was in jest, and I'm assuming she'll want me to point out the Kelly Clarkson idea was, too. Once she finds out I've written about it.)
I'll try to tell you everything I know about Kelly Clarkson:
- My wife told me she won the first season of American Idol because she copies that Mariah Carey wave-your-finger-while-you-sing motion real good. She may have used slightly different terms, but that's the gist of it.
- It is rumored that they actually made an American Idol movie, and Kelly Clarkson starred in it, but it's a hard rumor to confirm because the only ones who have actually seen this movie are Bigfoot, the Abominable Snow Man, and the Tooth Fairy.
- I'm going out on a limb here, but I think she was big on the radio, I don't know. I don't listen to whatever stations play her music. I hear her name a lot, and I know she sings, so putting two and two together...
- She was in one of the funniest scenes of "The 40-Year Old Virgin": Andy (Steve Carrell) screams her name as he gets his chest waxed. Actor Paul Rudd suggested that line.
Well, that sums it up!