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Charlie Love Thread

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    Charlie Love Thread

    Well...April is just around the corner, so that means it's time for a Charlie Love Thread!  Time to discuss all the things we love about this bass extraordinaire: 

    His genius comedic timing...

    His glorious rich, chocolate-covered cello voice...

    His warm, friendly personality...

    Please feel free to add to this list of all the wonderful things Charlie Mechling brings to Straight No Chaser!

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    Started By AngieTheCanuck 264 Replies Category : The Band Members
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AngieTheCanuck's picture
on 30 March 2011 - 4:45pm

Well...April is just around the corner, so that means it's time for a Charlie Love Thread!  Time to discuss all the things we love about this bass extraordinaire: 

His genius comedic timing...

His glorious rich, chocolate-covered cello voice...

His warm, friendly personality...

Please feel free to add to this list of all the wonderful things Charlie Mechling brings to Straight No Chaser!

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DottieK's picture

Oh, Angie, I know. Those women were *so* lucky. I would have completely died. (Or maybe I would have thought I was already dead and gone to heaven?)

AngieTheCanuck's picture

Didn't they do a game show type of thing at AC last year? That would have been awesome. And, if I was the one Charlie picked out of the audience and started singing "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" to, I'm not sure my legs would have been able to get me up onto the stage...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91jHFf_VEgo&feature=related

DaisyKary's picture

Charlie has the best game show host voice!

Terry_4's picture

It's your thread Angie, speak your peace! Show the love!

AngieTheCanuck's picture

A perfect example of Charlie's impeccable comedic timing and witty quick thinking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aru7GdQ7saI

(Great video, DaisyKary!)

All right...perhaps I should let other people comment on this thread once in a while too...

S.J.'s picture

Oh yeah, and his bass voice isn't bad, either. ^_^ #awowforCharlie

S.J.'s picture

Charlie's talkabouts=Hilarity.

Fave line? "I DO have one thing over these guys. They have to vamp as long as I talk."

This man needs his own sitcom. All of them do, really.

AngieTheCanuck's picture

I've seen that video so many times...can't stop watching it...and because you posted it here, I felt it was my duty to go watch it again. Just one of the many sacrifices I make for Straight No Chaser. :D

Terry_4's picture

I really do love him singing "Chicken Fried"!!!! He is so exciting to watch! You can tell he just loves what he is doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH9REZLLcsk

Thanks Kary for the video!!

DottieK's picture

Charlie makes me laugh nearly every day. :)

laura_9's picture

oh my word, where to start? Charlie. Wow. So yes, his one liners are hilarious...his intros to songs are spot on...his voice is just delicious...his smile is the best...i love watching his hands when he is singing, he carries the beat in his hand and/or his notes...he stands beside Seggie....he has amazing eyes...he is gonna be a Daddy...did i mention that bass voice?

Hi De Ho makes me scream like a teeny bopper at a Beatles concert...Chicken Fried is such a warm song...and his voice is just perfect (did i mention the voice???)

AngieTheCanuck's picture

@KC SNC fan - Hands down, my all time favorite Straight No Chaser song is Hi De Ho. There are so many awesome aspects to this song - the 6 amusing "back-up singers," Randy holding that bass line on his own, the power-charged trio up at the front sliding between chords so deliciously like it's no big deal...but when Charlie does his little low bass slide at the end it makes me squirm with delight. #basslove

KC SNC fan's picture

Love Charlie singing Hi De Ho

Djinnyeh's picture

and can you imagine the kid lucky enough to have Charlie as a Dad??? Oh, the fun they'll have!

Jeanette P.'s picture

Charlie. I dig Charlie. I dig Charlie a lot. He's the kind of guy you'd like hang out with. Maybe go bowling....mini golf....see a movie....play Scrabble. Every concert I go to I wonder what Charlie will say to get me rollin' in my seat. The dude's funny. He has a wonderful, personal demeanor with the audience. Oh, and of course, him becoming a daddy soon is just too sweet. That baby's gonna have one beautiful smile and voice!

*I, too, am loving some bass

SingForMe's picture

LOL. @Kristin ~ who are you kidding?? :D

AngieTheCanuck's picture

I also love how Charlie's sense of humor comes through in his tweets (follow him at @charliemechling) (#SNCTwitterWars!) - his little comments and games always make me smile. I love how Charlie, and all the rest of SNC, draw their fans in just a little further with personal interaction on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the meet and greet lines, where they spend so much of their personal time getting to know us Chasers!

AngieTheCanuck's picture

HAHAhahaha...nice try, Kristin...

KristinC's picture

FOR THE RECORD: Any statements, descriptions, Twitter hashtags, newly-created adjectives, etc. that refer to Charlie and are said to have originated with me I am preemptively denying at this time. Just want to go ahead and get that out of the way. :-P

Carry on.

#BassLove
(which I didn't come up with)

DottieK's picture

Oh Charlie, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways...er...reasons.

1) bass (no further explanation necessary)
2) dazzling, contagious smile
3) unbeatable sense of humor
4) amazing charm that draws you right to him
5) unapologetic sappiness for the love of his life, Julia
6) outstanding friendliness that puts a person at ease
7) good-natured teasing
8) bass (whoops, I guess I said that already *grin*)
9) pleasant to behold
10) superior performing skills on stage

Lastly...I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Charlie's mother in Indianapolis this past November at the Murat and she was so amazingly warm & friendly! I can see exactly why Charlie turned out so well. The "apple" certainly didn't fall far from the "tree". To add to this, I can see that Charlie is going to make an amazing father. He has wonderful examples to model after! :)

SingForMe's picture

The first time I saw the guys in concert, I couldn't believe it. By the time the intermission came I was ready to take them all home with me. I absolutely loved them and I knew I would never be the same.

But, Charlie is like the icing on the cake. His personality alone, (never mind his voice) was enough to send me over the edge. Absolutely adorable. Like Angie said, his genius comedic timing and sense of humor is hard to beat. And he's got those dimples and puppybrows! (I'm surprised Kristin didn't mention those.) It's easy to love Charlie and all that he brings to the group! :) Thanks, Charlie!! #basslove

Terry_4's picture

Well, I did it for the other guys, let's see what we can do for Charlie. Some words picked out ages ago to describe Charlie:

Cheerful, Charming, WOW, Smiley, Genial, Tachycardia (I really like this - heart throbs?), Welcoming, Hilarious, Versatile, Magnificent

To the man who is addicted to "Pawn Stars", sings a fabulous "Chicken Fried", created the phrase "GREEP" (For Ryan - a mix of Green and Beep) and has the warmest brown eyes you can ever imagine, thank you for being all those wonderful things and many, many more. You give so much of yourself to us every day. We love you! #BassLove

KristinC's picture

I give full props/kudos/accolades/high fives to The Canuck (there are other Canucks, but Angie is THE Canuck) for starting this thread. You are a much more courageous woman than I. I would just like to say that everything I have heard and seen shows Mr. Mechling to be talented, brilliant, hilarious, sweet and (of course) visually appealing. I know we are all excited about the upcoming arrival of Baby Mechling. I hope everything goes well for Julia and that Charlie doesn't pass out or anything when the big day comes. I also think they should do an arranged marriage with this kid and Mike Itkoff's future daughter, but that's just me.

I would also like to say that I am super-excited about seeing SNC and the Charlie Show in Gettysburg in June (71 days)!!!!

Jessica_15's picture

HIS SMILE!!! You canNOT forget about his wonderful smile!

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