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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Chris says:

    My favorite is “She came in through the bathroom window.”

    When I was a kid, I used to crack up at his, er, animated singing style.Report

  2. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    We saw Joe Cocker opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just a few years ago, and he was smoking. I could never stand Michael Bolton, though I never analyzed why.

    The one tune you haven’t mentioned is his performance of “Come Together” for the film Across The Universe”.Report

  3. Avatar ScarletNumbers says:

    the man who sang the saccharine-coated dreck that is You Are So Beautiful

    How dare you forget to mention his only #1 song in the US, “Up Where We Belong”? It falls in the same category.

    his rendition of Little Help may be the only classic Lennon-McCartney song whose cover is arguably more iconic than the original

    I don’t know if it is iconic because it was the theme to The Wonder Years, or it was chosen as the theme because it was iconic.

    Nevertheless, his cover of “Something”* isn’t iconic, but it is still a damn good song, and I am listening to it now.

    *Not a Lennon-McCartney song; it was written by George HarrisonReport