Location: Long John Silverâ€™s
Time: Now (Well, not anymore.)
I had a small surprise today as I sat down to eat my greasy chicken pieces from the local Long John Silverâ€™s. And it had nothing to do with finding fingers in my coleslaw, either. Instead it had more to do with hearing a good song amongst the usual chain of blah music mourning out of the restaurantâ€™s cheap speakers.
I heard what I eventually recognized as â€œDream On.â€ Yes, â€œDream Onâ€ that often used and often covered Aerosmith track. Iâ€™d say one of the few good Aerosmith tracks, but that wouldnâ€™t be fair as itâ€™s their only song Iâ€™ve heard. I didnâ€™t recognize the track at first because, get this, it was sung by a woman. I think.
By the time the song had swelled to its proclamation of â€œDream on! Dream on!â€ etc. I was convinced, absolutely convinced, that what I was hearing was the Celtic Woman. Yes, the Celtic Woman, covering Aerosmith.
Granted â€œDream Onâ€ is one of the bandâ€™s lighter tracks, I was surprised to hear those sweet ladies performing something written by someone as jaded as Steven Tyler. Plus, the song was lovely, with a myriad of woman sharing the vocals. I left with the intention of downloading the tune that the Celtic Woman had had the foresight to share with us – but I was quickly disappointed. I quickly discovered that despite my knowledgeable prediction, that wasnâ€™t a Celtic Woman cover.
A Yahoo Answer link lead me in the right direction, though. â€œWhoâ€™s performing the new cover of â€œDream Onâ€ – is it a chick?â€ it read, roughly. Well, I thought, if it isnâ€™t a woman then this is just pretty darn funny. It only took me a second to picture the truth and put it in words â€œDamien Rice (yes, I have no reason to choose him – heâ€™s Irish though, which is basically Celtic, right?) shows his unexpected ability to transform his voice like into a precious dove like thing capable of evoking comparisons to the various voices collected together through the Celtic Woman.â€ Oh, if only, if only.
The track is actually (anticlimatic moment coming) Kelly Sweet. Yes, youâ€™ve probably never heard of her, but I have and sheâ€™s the man, okay I mean woman, behind the track. Mystery solved. Might want to check it out yourself, or continue under the delusion that itâ€™s a dude. Cause itâ€™s funnier.
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