Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Idol's Music of the Spheres ?

The American Idol theme for last night was "Songs From The Year You Were Born". That theme whispered to me "astrologicalities" (I invented a word).

These are the birth years of the remaining 8 contestants. The line-up of the generational planets for the birth years is added in each case, in this order: Uranus/Neptune/Pluto. Perhaps the types of songs chosen will reflect something of the flavour of the genrational planets? Or perhaps not!

Danny-1980 ............Scorpio/Sagittarius/Libra
Adam-1982 ............Sagittarius/Sagittarius/Libra
Lil-1984 ...........Sagittarius/Sag&Capricorn/Scorpio
Kris -1985 )
Scott-1985 ) .........Sagittarius/Capricorn/Scorpio
Matt-1985 )
Anoop-1986 ...........Sagittarius/Capricorn/Scorpio
Allison-1992 ..........Capricorn/Capricorn/Scorpio

Hmmm - a strong Saggittarius/Scorpio flavor going on there! Plenty of passion, good time, good humored feeling perhaps, a smattering of philosopy, a hint of secrecy?

While drafting this post earlier on Tuesday, I took a quick look at some lists of songs popular in those years - there were more good ones than I'd expected - the 80s aren't usually thought of as a vintage decade, music-wise. Lists included such songs as The Rose ('80), Eye of the Tiger('82), Against All Odds ('84), Careless Whisper('85), Take my Breath Away ('86) and I can't Make You Love Me ('92").

Let's see whether songs actually chosen match generational planets of their years of birth in any way.
In the order they sang:
Danny - Stand By Me (Not really a match, but he sang it with a hint of Gospel style - so Sagittarius = religion?)
Kris - All She Wants To Do Is Dance (Happy Saggie?)
Lil - What's Love Got To Do with It ? (Capricorn/Scorpio - yes!)
Anoop - True Colors (Not really a match)
Scott - The Search Is Over (Not sure)
Allison - I Can't Make you Love Me (Yes- Scorpio)
Matt - Part Time Lover (Sort of Scorpio)
Adam - Mad World (Yes - philosophical Sagittarius!)

That was just a daft experiment. The best performances last night were: Adam - of course; Allison; and Matt, in that order; Danny was good too. No chance of any one of that group going home this week. Adam's still my first choice - by miles. The way it's going these two (Adam and Allison) could be battling it out at the finale.


anthonynorth said...

As I see it the 50s birthed pop, the 60s experimented with it, the 70s were its greatest expression, the 80s made it just too professional, and the 90s ... well, corporate music and boy/girl bands.

Twilight said...

AN ~~~ Good assessment!
What next, I wonder?