Did I ever tell you about the time I met Harry Connick, Jr.? Yeah, well, it’s because it hasn’t happened. YET. I have a long time crush on Harry and his music. I can’t remember the first time I heard one of his songs but I do remember the first time I ever saw him…
My husband surprised me with tickets to Harry’s Come By Me Tour. We are big conert go-ers. Well, in college we were big concert go-ers. And most of those concerts were for indie bands that no one had ever heard of and were driving around in a 15 passenger van and getting excited because there were more than 50 people at the show.
So, when we got to Harry’s show, it was a little different. They were serving wine. No one was pushing their way to the front. I didn’t see any band shirts or tattoos. Everyone was just sitting in their seat quietly talking and sipping their wine.
I, on the ther hand, was sneaking a peak at my neighbor’s program. You know, the giant full color book composed strictly of Harry’s face? Yeah. The girl finally said, “Uhm. Would you like to look at it?” *blush*
The concert started and I’m pretty sure I never moved. Except for that one time that Harry said, “Hey, you guys are far away. I know you all paid different prices to sit where you are, but does anyone care? Come on down to the front!” All the single girls (including my neighbor) ran down to the front. She asked me if I wanted to go, too. I almost did, then remembered I was with my husband. You know, dance with the one who brung ya.
When the show was over my husband (the music snob) said, “Harry has more talent in his little finger than all the bands I listen to combined!” And it’s true. Harry is a writer, composer, singer, pianist, arranger—musician! And he ain’t hard on the eyes either. Just sayin’.
I think I own all of Harry’s CDs. I especially love Songs I Heard (perfect for baby showers, by the way) and When My Heart Finds Christmas. His new album, Your Songs just came out last week and it is divine! I got a preview copy from One2One Network (another great company that anyone can hook up with—they just start buzz for companies and how could I not buzz about Harry?) and am excited to pass another copy on to you!
In case you haven’t heard (or seen—Harry was on Oprah and I missed it!), the album is Harry’s version of some very famous songs. I have to admit, I didn’t know a lot of the songs but here are a few of my new favorites:
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis
They Long To Be Close To You by The Carpenters (oh, I think this one is my fave!)
Besame Mucho (wait till you hear Lydia sing this one. it’s a hoot!)
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
Your Song by Elton John
Not to mention about 12 more hits. The entire album is kinda slow (in a good way!) and not heavy on the big-band/jazzy thing I like best. But hello, it’s Harry! He could sing the phonebook and I’d buy the album.
So, wanna win a CD? Or know someone who might like it? It would make a great Christmas gift! If you’d like to win your very own YOUR SONGS cd just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite Harry song, cd or story.
For an additional optional entry feel free to leave me a comment when you:
1. Tweet this: Win Harry Connick Jr’s new cd YOUR SONGS @oohamanda’s blog: http://tinyurl.com/ohharry
2. Share this post on facebook.
3. Become a fan on Harry’s facebook. (I already am!)
I’ll random.org a winner on Friday night!
(My CD and my winner’s CD were given to me for free by One2One Network. I was was asked to post my review of the CD. I accepted because I love Harry. I am paying for the postage to mail the CD myself. Does the FTC give kickbacks for that?! Thought not.)