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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I’m In Paradise

Thank you and bless you Bachelor in Paradise. Tonight was everything. No. It was more than everything [cue those sometimes funny, sometimes annoying Geico commercials about getting more]. Chris Harrison and His Evil Genius Production Minions have left me feeling that it’s impossible to out-snark a show that snarks on itself with such wicked brilliance.... Continue Reading →

A Wilted Final Rose

“It was so amazing with you right from the start that I couldn’t see myself with anybody else. That’s why I decided to marry somebody else.” Yes, Becca the strong, independent-minded woman – self-described and validated by her family – was faced with a choice: one guy who promised to be her caretaker; or the... Continue Reading →

(more) Tedium in Thailand

Seriously, can we just be done with this season already so we can move on to the madness and mayhem of Bachelor in Paradise aka “the Bachelor Nation Summer Vacation”? I’m even looking forward to next week’s Men Tell All as a respite from the tedium of this Bachelorette season even though the preening peacockiness... Continue Reading →

You Dropped a Bomb on Me

[cue The Gap Band You Dropped a Bomb on Me] Tonight’s hometown visits episode took a rather dramatic turn from their usual predictability[1] when girl talk with Becca and her besties turned into true confessions as Tia blindsided Becca by sharing that she still had feelings for Colton the Golden Child. We got an inkling... Continue Reading →

Bahama(s) Drama(s)

With four hometown visits on the line, Becca was going to face some tough decisions this week, especially since she’ll have to visit a family of some guy she’s not into. So naturally the show had to begin with Coach Chris the Camp Counselor helping Becca validate her feelings. Those feelings were going to be... Continue Reading →

Bros, Bad Boys and Ballerini

“Just like Virginia birthed the nation, I hope that it births a relationship that really lasts for me.” (Yanni Leo) And with enough cheese to fill a vat of Velveeta, so began the two-hour promo ad sponsored by The Virginia Tourism Corporation. If you had mentions of my state’s tourism motto “Virginia is for Lovers”... Continue Reading →

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