My Concert Decade

The theme of my life during the decade of the 10s is easily described by two words: live music. I saw music in clubs and bars and breweries and coffee shops and restaurants and arenas and outdoor festivals and theaters (and theatres) and music/symphony halls and pavilions and homes and synagogues and basements. My friend... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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