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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Who’s Going to Hometowns?

Whoa. Whoa. Whoooooooa, Ray. Wayminit. You’re already talking hometowns after the first episode of the season? You just gonna slide by The Journey – the hours of unnecessary drama, gallons of overwrought tears, moments of spiteful villainy, not to mention the scores of texts from Long-Time Loyal Follower of the These Musings CSP about how... Continue Reading →

Ode to Jeff Beck

It was bittersweet reading social media and seeing the number and variety of songs that Jeff Beck fans cited as their favorites. But when I think of Jeff Beck, it’s not only his music but also two people that come immediately to mind. The first is Rod Stewart who was introduced to the music charts... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Albums of 2022

It is once again time for my annual ode to self-importance – listing my favorite music of the past year. It was another year of being pleasantly surprised by how often I listen to albums – even though I think they are too long these days (see my old man rant here) – in this era... Continue Reading →

Paradise Reunion: No Time Left for You

It seems that Bachelor Nation was less than enthused (which could be overstating their collective reaction) with the Paradise Finale. I felt likewise and here’s why. First, let’s do some math. A two-hour show gives us around 85 minutes of content[1]. From that, let’s delete the following: Johnny and Victoria’s engagement story – 10 minutes... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Paradise

Finally, it is over. We can say "ciao" to THE MOST DRAMATIC SEASON OF PARADISE EVER, which in retrospect it probably was but I’m not saying that was a good thing. While we come to expect a certain amount of relational chaos and emotional carnage, in the future I hope the Evil Genius Producers (EGPs)... Continue Reading →

Careening to the Finish

As I enter this season of giving thanks, one of the things I am thankful for is that there is only one more week of Paradise. Two episodes left and the last one appears to contain an Everybody Tells All segment which could be a lot of fun. Finally, it will be revealed what all... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Connections

I spent Monday/Election Night pondering the state of our nation while pondering my Musings on Bachelor in Paradise. Not sure how I’m feeling about my life choices LOL. This week on Paradise the girls had the roses and the power to elect who they wanted to represent them. The drama was in two swing races:... Continue Reading →

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