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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What a Fanasco

ESPN’s Michael Smith and Jemele Hill used to do a shtick called “Doin’ Too Much” which featured sports fans, uh, doing too much - and looking silly as a result. That’s the way I felt about Monday’s episode – that the producers were trying to do too much. It felt like there were hours of... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Over ’til It’s Over

My Daughter Cassandra’s (MDC) friend RM[1] came over for the second week in a row  – and so it’s official, I now have hosted Bachelor watch parties plural. Is there a badge or ID card for that or anything? The big themes from this week were the Hannah B./Peter Thang [HBPT] and Alexa’s fabulous hair.... Continue Reading →

Unfinished Feelings?

A three hour show. Or what I like to call a Two-Bottles-of-Bubbly type situation. Just sayin’. [Cue I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Frank Sinatra version only] Arrrrrrghhhhhhhhh. I had half the blog written in my head until Hannah B. showed up at the end and her and Peter got seriously all up in their... Continue Reading →

19 for 2019

A long-time loyal follower of these here musings asked, "If you were going to create a playlist of songs “not be missed” from 2019, what songs would you include?" First, we at raysmusings.com love to be asked such questions almost as much as we like referring to ourselves as multiple people in the third person.... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Music of 2019

Future Generational Superstars Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life. I predict she will be this generation’s Joni Mitchell. Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She is this generation’s Kurt Cobain. Future Generational Superstar if People Will Care More About R&B H.E.R. I Used to Know Her. She is... Continue Reading →

My Concert Decade

The theme of my life during the decade of the 10s is easily described by two words: live music. I saw music in clubs and bars and breweries and coffee shops and restaurants and arenas and outdoor festivals and theaters (and theatres) and music/symphony halls and pavilions and homes and synagogues and basements. My friend... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary For Your Entertainment!

Happy Tenth Anniversary For Your Entertainment! It doesn’t seem like ten years have gone by which is why I’m celebrating it by re-upping what I wrote about it on its fifth anniversary in 2014. Much has happened for Adam since then, most notably his association with Queen which became a phenomenon with Queen + Adam Lambert’s... Continue Reading →

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