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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Ode to Ronnie Spector

One album. One. That one album – Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica – is the entire album discography of the Ronettes. And that one album is all that a 19-year old Ronnie Spector needed to leave an indelible imprint on the collective psyche of a generation who grew up on Elvis, The Beatles and... Continue Reading →

12 Things about Episode Two

1. Ratings. The premiere only got 3.5 million viewers, well below the two worst season openers: Colton Underwood (5.1m) and Matt James (5.2m). This means Clayton did way worse than the gay guy nobody liked and the black guy nobody liked. 2. Last week, ex-Bachelor (Season 6) host Jessie Palmer introduced himself to Clayton as... Continue Reading →

Sustained Bleep

Well, that was THE most boring episode of The Bachelor franchise I’ve ever seen and I sat through all of Ari’s season. This closed caption moment pretty much explains my feelings. The primary reason for my boredom is Bachelor fatigue. After going from Clare to Tayshia to Katie to Paradise to Michelle and now to... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Albums of 2021

It is once again time for my annual ode to self-importance – listing my favorite music of the past year. And what does “favorite” mean? Quite simply, music that surprised, amazed, and exhilarated me. It also needs to keep my attention in this era of LONG albums (see P.S. rant below). But this year, “favorite” took on... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Songs of 2021

Here’s some stuff to add to your playlists. Like my favorite albums, this wide net of songs surprised, amazed, and exhilarated me. And had me spending an irresponsible number of hours watching the videos on YouTube. MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF IT SONG OF THE YEAR Gabriels Love and Hate in a... Continue Reading →

The First Guy Was the Last Guy

Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values.[1] Michelle chose Nayte. Confirmation bias is how she got there. We learned some critical things from Brandon's meeting with Michelle's family. We discovered that she had school Principal aspirations for her... Continue Reading →

Say It Ain’t So, Baller Joe!

I admit it. I didn’t see it coming. I know I had been promoting Nayte as one of the favorites to win it all season. Still, during the Fantasy Suites episodes, I convinced myself that the “is he really ready for an engagement?” flags that Michelle was concerned about were screaming bright red. Therefore, I... Continue Reading →

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