Danny Gokey got paid to sing in a North Carolina Bar
I recall someone BEGGING me for a Danny Gokey post, so here ya go. MJ posted these videos of Gokey’s recent gig at the City Limits Saloon in Raleigh, NC. Personally, anyone who sings at or even visits a saloon should spend their time worshiping the three wise men–Jack (Daniels), Jim (Beam) and Johnny (Walker).
Those poor bartenders at the City Limits Saloon probably made jack shit for tips on Friday night, given that the crowd was most likely Gokey frauen sipping Diet Coke. They were the ones you can hear whooping and…singing along.
(Does the fact Danny Gokey is from Wisconsin make him that cheesy? Hee hee. Dumb joke.)
Gokey also sang something called Tiny Life, which sounds like a Carrie Underwood ripoff (i.e., So Small). I think it was written by a regular Underwood collaborator? Regardless, it pisses me off when people are singing about things being tiny and small and there are ZERO mentions of midgets.
Gokey may or may not have sung an upcoming release from his debut album, penned by one Ms. Kara “Shit-For-Brains” DioGuardi. I guess she felt bad he didn’t get to sing No Boundaries, as you know she wrote that shit for him. Get this–it’s called I Still Believe. She can’t even write anything with an original title now, can she? (Uh…Strut will ALWAYS be a Sheena Easton song to me.) I never want to hear this song because of the pain it would induce. It’s the auditory equivalent of going to Kate Gosselin’s hairstylist. For chrissake — Kara DioGuardi + Danny Gokey + song with the word believe in the title = Sen. John McCain would consider the playing of this at Guantanamo Bay to be inhumane torture.
I still have serious doubts about Gokey gaining legitimacy as a country artist. Of course, if you ask his OMG NUMBER ONE FAN, she would disagree.
I’m looking forward to tagging along on the rest of Danny’s journey, and riding on the wings of his dream. Because for Daniel J. Gokey, a man who went through the worst thing a person can endure, and who spoke of wanting to die, a new door opened for him…and opened into a new world whose horizons have no boundaries (yeah, Danny should have sang that damned coronation song). Almost overnight, this humble, sheltered young man from a working class background was thrust into sudden fame, and found he had to endure the most unspeakable hate from those who could not or would not understand his motives for following his dream rather than eternally grieving, for taking his grief and turning it into something beautiful and hopeful and good for himself and for others instead of allowing it to consume him. But he also found love from millions of people who felt inspired by his voice, his passion, his music, and his message, and in turn is inspired and energized and filled by it and able to pour it back out whenever he sings.
Unless it comes out that he kills kittens, I believe Danny Gokey is going to be a megastar, possibly one of the most successful singers to ever be spawned from American Idol.