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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The Monster or The Musician?

[cue an imaginary cover of Mary MacGregor’s Torn Between Two Lovers redone by Madonna as a dance thumper retitled Torn Between Four Lovers. It will be an imaginary bonus track on her non-imaginary 2005 album Confessions on A Dance Floor; and inexplicably for Madonna, the video won’t be half as steamy as Tyler and Hannah... Continue Reading →

Going Home with a Monster

With hometown visits at stake and all kinds of feelings on the line, Hannah B. faced her toughest choices yet. And if you didn’t know in advance what those choices were going to be or if you missed the foreshadowing of said choices, then you haven’t been watching the show long enough. And if you... Continue Reading →

All About Luke

My family and very close friends will attest to the fact that I am absolutely anal about watching TV shows or movies right from the very beginning. To me, context matters tremendously and what seems to be a minor detail may enhance the meaning to me of later moments. Therefore, I am quite insistent about... Continue Reading →

Recapping a Recap?

Seriously? An hour-long recap in the middle of a mid-season episode? So my musings are a recap of a recap? And Hannah B. says that, “All we talk about is stupid s**t?” Really? Do they not see the irony? And did any sane person really believe Hannah B. was going to throw in the towel... Continue Reading →

The Lukeness Monster

Go ahead and accuse me of Recency Bias, especially since I'm gonna get all psychological, anyway. But this was one of my favorite (and best?) episodes of The Bachelor franchise. Within the dichotomous spectrum[1] of scripted vs. real, the producers did a superb job of putting us viewers smack in the middle of that tension.... Continue Reading →

Will She Go Wrong with the Wrong Guy?

First, a little cleanup from last week. We need to address Astonishingly Badly Clad Cam’s outfit. A hoodie under a blazer and so committed to the look that he added a pocket square to the blazer. Seriously? Awesomely Botched Clothing. With that bit of lingering business cleaned up, we now turn our attention to the... Continue Reading →

Cam Cancelled. Red Flags for Luke P.

Now that Always Be Cam has Already Been Crossed-out we see that he’s Always Been a Crybaby. And what exactly was that concocted drivel about needing an amputation, his dying grandma and something about a puppy? And did he forget to say he only had three months to live or did the producers just cut... Continue Reading →

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