Welcome to the New Blog!

Once upon a time, there was Idol Musings. Since February 2008, I have written faithfully on American Idol (and occasionally the other reality singing shows) with insight, snark humor and self-righteous candor. And Adam Lambert. I’ve written a lot about Adam Lambert. And within the blog’s 618 posts, I also wrote occasionally about music in... Continue Reading →

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Give the Producers a Rose!

Boys and Girls of Bachelor Nation, we had a moment. A real, honest moment. Two biracial people of color on a date talking about race and racism in a very personal, poignant and political way. Tayshia and Ivan’s date was the most woke moment in The Bachelor franchise history to date. It’s about time. I... Continue Reading →

Grammy Nominations – Initial Reactions

The Weeknd. Usually I save my outrage for the actual awards but how in the fresh %#*@ does The Weeknd not get a single nomination? Seriously?? His distinctive know-him-when-you-hear-him blend of pop, R&B, synth and Hip-Hop makes him as creative as any artist working right now. Oh, and his ubiquitous hit Blinding Lights has the... Continue Reading →

Where Are We Now?

Instead of my usual madcap recap, I want to devote this entry to taking stock by answering a single question: where are we now? The Contenders: Ivan – got a Group Date Rose.Ben – serious sparks between he and Tayshia, amirite?Noah – who crashed a group date and still got a Group Date Rose, as... Continue Reading →

A Return to Normal

“Give us what we’re used to expecting”, shouted My Daughter Diandra quite jubilantly after this week’s episode. Except for the fake After the Final Rose interlude with Chris Harrison and his successfully betrothed Clare and Dale, what we experienced was a return to normalcy: Multiple mentions of the “journey” in the first few minutesCitation of... Continue Reading →

There Will Be a Proposal!!

Hey everybody! Watcha been up to? Me? I’ve been, uh, busy. You have to hand it to Chris Harrison and the Evil Genius Producers. In spite of a pandemic that has literally upended just EVERYTHING; Chris saying this is a season like no other; and Chris congratulating Clare (the Chaos Queen) for blowing up The... Continue Reading →

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