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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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 →

Aretha’s Amazing Grace

Enthralling. That’s the simplest and best way for me to describe the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace that was released in the spring of this year. I finally was able to see it on a recent flight home from LA. Critically speaking, Variety said, “Amazing Grace can stand as an essential filmed record of... Continue Reading →

A Muser’s Guide to Santana

The other day, a dear friend emailed me a question about Santana. What follows - with minor edits - is the thread that ensued which became something of a career retrospective of and by a misc-nerdy Santana fan. FRIEND: You are a big fan—you’ve told me—of Abraxas and Caravanserai (sp?), but I just learned that... Continue Reading →

An Album Worth the Wait

When my friend Zarni (finally!) released her new album Tidal Wave on September 4, I resisted my impulse to immediately tell everybody to go download it. There was a reason for my hesitation. For Zarni, this was her most personal and most deliberative project ever. She shared on social media several times why she was... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Serious

With Tuesday night’s finale still in front of us, this past Tuesday’s episode felt very much like the two warm-up bands before the headliner act we’re excitedly waiting for. The first hour or so was much like many first warm-up bands in that there was very little worth paying attention to[1]. Therefore, I’m moving on... Continue Reading →

Resolution Time

With just three episodes remaining, it’s time for the producers to wind down the season by winding up the relationships. We – the faithful viewers – need to know who came for a summer fling and who came for a summer ring. Here’s how five of our couples fared tonight. Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon... Continue Reading →

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