Lo, the perils of liking rock and obscure indie pop and just plain other stuff that is unlikely to ever appear on Glee,
and also loving Glee.
Or, the List of Mental Performances That Are Not Gonna Happen, Sorry.
For example, I just made the mistake of reading miggy
while listening to Stars' duet version of "Fairytale of New York."
Now I have this bizarre mental image of Rachel and Finn dueting this (with a certain term changed to "jackass") in a fantasy-sequence-turned nightmare. (Stars has several songs that could easily turn into angsty Finnchel futurefic. "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"
comes to mind. It's about meeting an old lover at a party and realizing how much both of you have changed.)
And I really wish that instead of Rocky Horror
, the Halloween episode had involved Quinn singing "I Want My Innocence Back,"
at Puck. Not to
Puck. Scaring the hell out of him. I think she could do it, too, both the character and Dianna Agron. I'm no musical expert, but it sounds right.
Kurt/Blaine to the Goo Goo Dolls, either Blaine serenading him with "Dizzy"
("You're cynical and beautiful/ You always make a scene.../I wanna kick at the machine/ That made you piss away your dreams/ And tear down your defenses/ Till there's nothing there but me/ You're angry when you're beautiful..." Doesn't that sound a bit like Kurt to anyone?) or a duet between them to "I'm Still Here,"
("And how/does the world want me to change/They're the ones that stay the same..." Actually, it could work as a Kurt solo, too.)
On the subject of Disney, I really want Quinn and Mercedes to sing "God Help the Outcasts."
Our two silver-tongued ladies of faith dueting on one of Disney's most beautiful, fragile tracks? It would be way more ethereal than Mercedes' normal choices, but still interesting.
Further, I am dying
for a group performance of Paramore's "Born for This."
I have no words to express how badly I want to see this at Regionals or Nationals. ("All right, so you think you're ready? Okay then, say this with me, go. WE WERE BORN FOR THIS!
" So freaking awesome, and you know they all were. Especially Kurt and Rachel.) This is a little more likely, since they did cover Paramore once, but this song is not new, a single, or a huge hit. So I doubt I'm getting this, incredible as it is.
And of course, I have a lot of songs that could work as group performances once the show brings up graduation, but which will never ever happen. "Angels On the Moon"
is a bit of a stretch, but it could work, especially if some of the kids end up going to NYC, and double-especially if they changed the lyric to "Don't tell me if I'm leaving," or something like that. It could work. Failing that, Matchbox Twenty's "How Far We've Come."
Or they could sing Vienna Teng's utterly gorgeous "Harbor"
to each other, for more of a "we'll all keep in touch" promise that could utterly break my heart.
I know I've had other ideas, though I can't remember them right now. And hey, they're doing "Dog Days Are Over,
", which I would have labelled as a further-out choice than this entire list except for "Innocence" and "Fairytale." It is pretty recent, though, which may explain it.