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 →

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 →

Back to Reality: Lauren and La’P

Back to Reality is periodic feature of the blog where I report on the real world doings of ex-Idolists, as well as past contestants from The Voice and X-Factor. In truth, I only ever watched these shows to find people worth talking about once they were competing in the business, and by the business, I mean the industry. My... Continue Reading →

Jax Funny EP – My Musings

Two years ago, 18 year-old Jax was the most charismatic, captivating and capable Idolist in Idol’s penultimate season, and on her way to a third place finish – a result two places lower than it should have been. And not long after that, she was an 19 year-old with 12 cancerous tumors on her thyroid. Now, Jax... Continue Reading →

Gaga Goes Rock

Back in 2008 before the world knew it was supposed to be paying attention, I was telling the world it needed to pay attention to what I believed was the next big thing in pop music – Lady Gaga. Subsequent events have proved that I had that one totally right. (I should also point out... Continue Reading →

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