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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A Vile or Vacuous Villainess?

Firsts. What firsts would I sling[1] around to a group of strangers to try to impress someone? My first record I bought with my own money? My first concert? My first time hearing Sexy Back? With so many fond memories of memorable firsts, I would have told a story to own the Group Date. [cue... Continue Reading →

Colton, Cacophony and Chemistry

Each first night of The Bachelor asks the existential question, “How many women are too many for one man? I have three in my family and I’ll just say that I’m glad it’s not the 30 Colton has to deal with. Consider this season’s challenge. As soon as you say, “the one in the red... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Albums of 2018

A year-end list is a fool’s errand. The mere fact that I feel compelled to do one for public consumption is to give myself a level of self-importance which is completely unjustified.  And you may notice I call my list “favorite” instead of “best”. I believe that music is ultimately too subjective to call something... Continue Reading →

The Day I Met George Bush

“You’d think if the President was coming, you would have dressed up,” my co-worker says to me. I froze, eyes wide, hands outstretched. “What? Really? Today? When?” “Yes, soon”, my co-worker said. “You won’t have time to change.” “Soon” became evident when the Secret Service agents came into the offices, walked around and decided they... Continue Reading →

Gettin’ Witchy Wit It

Tuesday night’s episode began with Astrid proclaiming that all the couples are “perfect”. And to show these couples where perfection can lead, Janner and Carvan[1] showed up to Paradise with babies in tow. This is also known as branding – love can be found in Paradise! Good move, Chris Harrison. Tanner was rockin’ the dad... Continue Reading →

Paradise’s Greatest Hits

My Daughter Cassandra: Remember we have wine. Me: The sparkling Rose´? My Daughter Cassandra: Yes. Me: Remember it’s three hours tonight. My Daughter Cassandra: That’s why we need the wine. Instead of my usual (more or less) chronological summary for this lengthy episode, I’m going to offer a recap by way of its Greatest Hits... Continue Reading →

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