Skip to content

That Was The Week That Was: February 22nd, 2016

Sam Smith performs his nominated song, "Writings on the Wall," at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Oscar Win: My choice, Anthony, didn’t win it, but at least Lady Gaga didn’t win Best Song either. “Writing On The Wall” is a fine song, and despite Sam Smith, looking dapper indeed, gave a bad performance (as I’ve noted many times, he is terrible live), swinging back and forth, like a five year old reading the pledge of allegiance, I am not displaced.

More Oscars: Lady Gaga was unwatchable performing an atrocious song.

More More Oscars:Happy now, Leo?  Oh one more thing, kudos to Chris Rock for walking through the minefield of racial big bang boom, to make at least one excellent point: why were the 1960s Oscars with no blacks represented not protested? Because black black people were busy protesting real things.

Live: Benjamin Clementine killed it at Mercury Lounge, and I did a good back to back: The Stone Roses on June 30th, Paul Simon on July 1st. And as for this week, still prevaricating over the Who on Thursday.

Reading: Bob Mehr’s The Replacements biography is out March 1st, I’m surprised we haven’t had one before. Also, Barney Hoskyns’ ode to Woodstock “Small Town Talk” is out March 8th. I am pushing through the Bruce bio without too much joy. Did nothing interesting really happen?

Race For The Presidency: “Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNN. “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.” This guy baffles me.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

SohoJohnny’s Brushes With Greatness: France Joli

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2021 |

essential crossover pop just after disco’s height

Going Steady: New Single 10-22-21 – 10-28-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2021 |

a nihilist’s anthem

Rob Jankowski’s Highly Anticipated New Film “Attached: Paranormal” Now Available Worldwide

By Meredith Grant | October 26, 2021 |

Do You Believe In the Paranormal?

US Top 10 Singles Dated October 30th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2021 |

too on the nose

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 10-29-21 – 11-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2021 |

into rock god land

Adele Performed In Front Of A Crowd Of Celebrities At Griffith Observatory On Sunday

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2021 |

The venue is deeply symbolic

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

By Meredith Grant | October 25, 2021 |

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

The Monkees Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith’s Farewell Tour At The Town Hall, Sunday, October 24th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

Micky carried Mike for two hours, paid tribute to the Country Americana pop song writers skills, and made certain Nez looked swell

US Top 10 Albums Dated October 30th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

a lame 94K EAUs

Matt Whipkey’s New Album, “Hard,” Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 25, 2021 |

“Hard” begs for a live show

Scroll To Top