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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Anybody Can Be an Idol!

Because this is American Idol, we’re told by Ryan that many seasoned performers and full-time musicians come to audition. And because this is American Idol, we don’t see any of them. Instead, you can be a property manager. You can be a Special Ed teacher with a rare hormonal disorder. You may have been bullied.... Continue Reading →

Idol’s Back and Still Good, Dawg Pt. 2

“For some, an American Idol audition is their first step out of the shadows,” says Ryan, reminding me that I find the zero-to-hero story arc of this show so utterly addicting. After Sunday’s successful-so-far relaunch, tonight we got more of what worked so well last night: backstories, cute segments, LOL interplay – emphasis on “play”... Continue Reading →

Idol’s Back and Still Good, Dawg

Keeping it real – I was worried. I came to tonight’s rebooted Idol with the fear that I was going to have to explain why your friendly, neighborhood Muser was disappointed in the show that My Daughter Diandra once proclaimed “a religion in our household.” But thanks to a new set of Evil Genius Producers,... Continue Reading →

5 Questions for American Idol

Will anybody watch? Apart from the investment in the judges (and Katy Perry, in particular), ABC has certainly promoted the reboot very aggressively. I think it needs to get good numbers from the start to be taken seriously. Will it be any good? I’m looking to see if the new producers make any significant changes... Continue Reading →

A Bumpy Flight Finally Lands

[Cue up Allman Brothers Stormy Monday] They call it stormy Monday But Tuesday's just as bad I fly quite frequently and have experienced the shock of air turbulence. When it’s really bad, your attention gets focused so intensely that you cannot think of anything else while you anxiously wait for it to end. That was Monday’s... Continue Reading →

Saying Nothing (for now)

[Cue up Justin Timberlake featuring Chris Stapleton Say Something] “Sometimes the greatest the way to say something is to say nothing at all” That’s how I’m feeling right now about the bad breakup we saw tonight. I’m not able to process my feelings in a logical way (which I know sounds like a contradiction but... Continue Reading →

How Can I Live Until the End?

In a surprise to nobody, Arie sent Kendall the Taxidermist home. Aside from her love of stuffing animals which would be a complete non-starter for me, she was by far the most interesting girl of the three which is exactly why she wouldn’t be suitable for Arie. But even if I had been inclined to... Continue Reading →

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