The show takes folks with some talent, and then processes them and spits em out the other end so they resemble everybody who has come before them. This is not necessarily a bad thing: let we forget, somebody somewhere manufactures Aston Martins. But it is only alright if you don’t pretend you are listening to something you aren’t
Paul McCartney is hosting their December 22nd Christmas edition (Martin Short is hosting… Martin Short? Was everybody in the Universe taking an early vacation??). Only two years ago, everybody at rock nyc were fighting over Macca’s lousy performance on SNL, and already we have to go through it again.
I received this email from rock nyc friend Tomas Doncker. The composer of “The Power Of The Trinity” and recent rock nyc interview subject Tomas Doncker. Surely just another step in his exceedingly exciting later career. And please note, the CNN interview will also be available on CC.Com after it airs.
Frost is part of this lessening of hostility and getting a Beatle to speak to the network is some coup. Unless nobody knows about it, of course.
Sting, who looks more like Popeye with every passing day, is so earnest you just wanna smirk at him. Nothing kills compassion faster than self-righteousness
fun. might be a great group or they might not but if they don’t take a break from nonstop touring they won’t be a great band for much longer. And what is it with the earplugs? Pianist Andrew Dost is also wearing em, but purple ones, so you gotta think at least one of em is a fashion plate
I want to repeat some of the lyrics of the song, ‘I’m not excited but should I be?’, I mean the song is really bouncy and dynamic, and I had it in repeat in my head after listening to it only twice, demonstrating how catchy the music is, but I was expecting a little more for some reason
he embodies furious rock revival and I know that because I saw him and his band live a few times. The night he played at the Echoplex, the energy went to the roof and there were more people jumping from the stage than divers jumping in an Olympic pool last summer in London.
With the news that Keith Urban has joined Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and returning Randy Jackson, the American Idol line up of judges is complete and it is a very very smart concept because American Idol boils down to black chick divas, white country boys.
The VMAs are worse today. They are kinda like Coney Island on a wet Sunday afternoon in late October. Everything looks the way it used to but the paint is faded and the rides are slower and no one is around
It might sell in the States with some money behind it, but probably not. In person, Iain (though I wish he’d change the spelling of his name) and James are funny, forthright, and pleasant company who answered every question till the lights were turned out on us.
On stage, Gwen looks ridiculous. Just crazy hot with a stomach you can bounce dimes off, and the band is money: tight as hell.
The new season premiers on BBC America, tomorrow and every Saturday at 9pm and I swear I would cancel all my Saturday concerts for the season if it wasn’t for Video On Demand! With just about zero production values, Dr. Who is a world jumping, time traveling dream of a TV show.
But does anyone really watch MTV enough to know this show is coming up? I don’t think so. I forgot all about them and I write about music every day. The only reason I did remember was a commercial while I was watching Jackass the other night.
This seasons Simpson has Homer becoming a ‘prepper’ not as in prep school attire but rather prepping for the end of the world. This episode to air in December will contain a very odd celebrity guest, Tom Waits
I realize in the past few seasons the ‘celebs’ have been low B list but bringing back Michaels? If you have to recycle your B list chances are its time to let the series die peacefully.
MTV just premiered their version of The Inbetweeners. I love the UK version- the characters are perfect, they all are wonderfully matched and the show’s chemistry is what makes it one of the funniest shows ever.
‘He tries to get into a talent show that Bart is playing piano in and they won’t admit him, Draw your own conclusions.’ That’s funny and I hope the teen star gets what he deserves
Coachella, Cruise-Coachella, and now Colbchella? No it’s a sort of joke of course. Stephen Colbert announced during his Tuesday edition of the Colbert Report that he will organize a super concert aboard the Intrepide Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on August 10.
atched the first two seasons of American Idol (just guess why) but have only caught bits and pieces since then… and nothing at all with JLo and Tyler. Now that they have left, here are some suggestions for a replacement.
This one is a killer joke that, if you can imagine for a moment that I am Letterman (even if I resemble Paul more closely!), you will laugh uproarously. Ps: This is not verbatim.
Lydon was a blabbermouth and the Jude was relatively forbearing until stopping Lydon with a sharp, “Did I disrespect you”. “No”, I chagrined Rotten replied, eyes cast down.
Bieber compared himself to the Beatles during the, frankly, just a PR handjob, special. It is worth mentioning that the Beatles first appearance on Ed Sullivan reached 67M people, Bieber reached 3M. This isn’t to hate on Bieber, the hysteria he provokes is very real indeed
There is no fat guy worth mentioning, no black guy worth mentioning, and Kristin Wiig is surreally annoying at least half of the time. The writing often goes from dull to dullard and… I guess that’s it. I like the music, helen doesn’t. And I’ll miss Andy, who is going to the BBC to work on a Britcom!
Super heavy kinda sucked and no tour was forthcoming, and I guess the Stones are stilling working on next years tour, but after that? This would appear to be a way forward for Mick. Who wouldn’t want to see Mick perform a night of blues classics with Beck on guitar?
The episode has nothing close to the imagination LG shows every day of her life. And Simpsons has shown very, very often. With a wealth of ways to go, the Simpsons leans back on the tried and true. Again. It is time to pull the plug on the Simpsons.
The American Bandstand show was a thrill for me, but while what I remembered was Johnny not bothering to lipsynch but wandering around the audience, it is worth noting what a perfect host Dave Clark was. Johnny was used to the likes of Bill Grundy sassing him, Dave’s charming host, allowing his entire audience on stage for “Careering” as good a way to remember the man as any.
The Bart sequence manages, amazingly enough, to have some real eeling to it, it seems to capture Mike Nichols aimless passing of hot summer dy after heated summer night.
Red Hot Chili Peppers suing Showtime Networks over the TV show called ‘Californication’, the same name used by the band for their Grammy-nominated 1999 album, is different because the RHCP made up that word, so they kind of owned it…. but even in this case, when the word is out there, and caught up by others, is it still yours?
we don’t know if he is playing a gig -One Direction didn’t. About the only time, well, this and the Grammy’s, you’ll read One Direction and Tom Waits in the same sentence
I wonder, is it still private at this point? Why is the family pretending they want a private ceremony when this is mediatized to this extreme? And how much did CNN pay to be authorized to do this?
I Born To Die is an excellent album, I thought she was fine on SNL and though I am a touch tired of “Video Games” by now, she is first rate here, singing the aforementioned on the Letterman Show.
Michael McDonald, Ryan Adams and Childish Gambino audition, but the trick is that they have to sing three old NBC show theme songs, because of some budget restrictions.
Two years after Mary Magpie reviewed every single episode of the 2010 season of American Idol, we didn’t mention its premiere in 2012. And this indifference is reflective of a society that is becoming swiftly satiated in its thirst for reality and variety show.
Writing about the Beatles on the English comedy show TV program “The Morecambe And Wise Show”, Riley gets it so wrong, I was left wondering if Riley, an American, doesn’t really understand English culture.
Perhaps you think she sucks, perhaps you hate her her. But don’t hate her because she hasn’t worked for it. I hate all that “Outliers” crap, spontaneity is as important as experience when it comes to ROCK AND ROLL. Just a willingness to stand up and scream at the top of your lungs
am paying $200 odd dollars a month to the thieving bastards at Time/Warner and the thieving bastards at cablevision have taken MSG (so no Knicks) and Fuse off Time Warner. Begging an answer to the musical question: how soon is now to burn down both institutions of advance thievery.