Friday, April 13, 2007

Hair Peace

Though I've only seen clips on Talk Soup, I think I'm a Sanjaya fan. He's helped usher two neologisms into the U.S. lexicon so far—"Fanjaya" and "faux-hawk"—and defies before millions the myth of talent that underwrites the middlebrow notion of the arts. His father is also a classical Indian musician, or so says Sanjaya; just wanting to say that's a plus with me.

I found this poem under the "Sanjaya Fun Facts" section of his fan site. Prosodically it kicks Jewel's heine.

Sanjaya says that he doesn't get embarrassed.
Sanjaya's friends never get surprised by his musical choices.
Sanjaya claims that one of his other talents is Culinary Arts.
Sanjaya's favorite judge is Simon.
Sanjaya's life goal is to become witty.
Sanjaya has had formal singing training.
Sanjaya started to sing once he stopped crying.
Sanjaya can independently raise both corners of his upper lip.
Sanjaya was born with brown hair and brown eyes and he has never changed his hair color.
Sanjaya's favorite female artists are Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi.
Sanjaya's favorite male artists are Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
Sanjaya's number for auditioning was 80283.
Sanjaya is 2 years younger then his sister Shyamali Malakar.
Sanjay's hero is Joseph Paul Recchi Sr. (His Grandpa).
Sanjaya is 5 inches taller then his sister.
If Sanjays wins he will thank his family first.
Sanjaya didn't celebrate his audition victory right away so he could console his sister.
If Sanjaya does not win American Idol, he will continue his career in the music business.


Nicholas Manning said...

"Growing Up Talented And Challenged In Alaska": please someone make this a first-collection title . . . said...

What's saving Sanjaya?
What's wrong with Sanjaya?

Howard Stern said so... He's a happening [, baby.]

Comes with an IPA pronunciation

Fauxhawk has been Calibrutalized as

Chris said...

Faux-hawk has been around for a while:

Joe said...

Hear about Paula Abdul complaining about her coach service?

A number of fellow passengers heard the exchange, and one shouted at her: “You’re no Sanjaya! You have to board like everyone else.” That, according to the source, prompted a round of laughter from the others — except Abdul.

Abdul Tries Diva Trip

Joe said...

The pabdul thing is even funnier now that it came right before Sanjaya's ixnay.