I got this email from one of our friends in Idaho. Her name is Amy Lapp, and fortuitously, it was her camera-phone recording of “Oh Ellen” that originally caught the attention of The Ellen Show. Amy and her friend Kris won the award for Driving Farthest to Attend the CD Release Show, (Pocatello, ID to Tucson, AZ), and I appreciate not only her enthusiasm about our DVD and live show, but her generally positive outlook on music and friendship. Here’s what she had to say after getting the official DVD video document of that incredibly fun night:
I just wanted to tell you that I just received and watched the new DVD and loved it! I started reminiscing about the roadtrip to Arizona that Kris and I took to see that show. It was a lot of fun, we saw some cool things, enjoyed the warmth and sunshine, and then concluded it all with an epic Ryanhood concert! Makes me want to do it all over again:) I enjoyed watching the few phone-videos I took in the meantime, but the DVD is definitely better!
I also wanted to share a funny story about “Alright”. You know how you can start singing along to a song, and maybe you have a word or a line wrong, but you keep singing it that way because you don’t realize it? Then later someone points it out to you or you just suddenly realize what it really says.
Well, I apparently had one word wrong in the song “Alright”, but didn’t realize it until you guys said that you didn’t think those of us in colder climates could relate to this line: “Well it’s a hundred and ten/ BUT I’m with my friends”. I had been singing it “Well it’s a hundred and ten/ WHEN I’m with my friends”. To me this related to the saying – “Give it 110 percent!” – and I was thinking that things were so great when you were with your friends, it was better than 100 percent, it was 110!
So you see, my experiences with 110 degree weather have been very limited, but I still “got” the song. And now I think I sing it the right way, though recently I was singing “it’s negative ten/ but i’m with my friends,” because it’s Idaho, and it’s getting about that cold.
Have a Merry Christmas,
Cameron’s Shamelessly Self-Promoting Note:
If you haven’t seen the DVD yet, you can order it here. And you can check out the full video for the song Amy was talking about, “Alright,” below.