Archive for the ‘Simon Cowell’ Category

By Hans Ebert Whoever are in these offices have worked in this lazy, meandering way for decades. They’re like hamsters going around and around that little treadmill before its time to retire, and leave with a nice golden handshake for having survived by keeping their heads down and not rocking the boat. This breed of [...]

The Auditions are always the calm before the storm or the appetizer before the main course, and the new Season of American Idol got under way last week at a time when some- many outside of America- are starting to wonder if the Fat Lady has sung for television singing contests. Of course, while we [...]

(Source: Southamton) As we all agree, there is so much more music around today- in fact, so much music that much of it gets lost in the clutter. (Source: Amazon AWS) The key as always is how to first get this music heard and once this is accomplished, then what? Oh, please, not “social media” [...]

(Source: Ning) We all need inspiration or else to be around people who can inspire and move away from those who stare at a half-filled glass or engage in that boring dance of he-said-u-said which leads to brain freeze. Sadly, this happens way too often, especially when people have way too much time on their [...]

(Source: The Nigerian Reporter) Randy Jackson goes to great pains to point out that American Idol is a SINGING competition and this is where I think the show keeps falling down. This season is now heading towards the winning post and with the ten finalists voted in. Are there any potential “idols” amongst these ten? [...]

(Source: VIBE) Again, Nicki Minaj got it right. Watching the semi-finals of the ten men now down to five on American Idol, it wouldn’t even take a blind man to see that despite the “baby boys” and “Boddingtons”, Ms Minaj thought all were bloody boring and dated. Hell, there are crappy old black guys shucking [...]

By Hans Ebert (Source: The Monte Oz) I have to admit I have not watched or followed this season’s American Idol with the same almost religious zeal of previous years. Same with my friends. Perhaps we are just scared to hear another bombastic version of You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Somewhere Over [...]

By Hans Ebert The news that each member of Metallica will be bringing out a range of shoes under the Vans brand stopped me in my tracks: Not cos I’m a Metallica fan but just because it made me realize how music is being pushed into the background and how various tails are wagging the [...]

The Pogues played a surprise gig in Hong Kong- and possibly other cities- last week. The real surprise is that no one knew about the gig. Here lies the problem: Too many out there with lovely ideas which they are either financially unable to or else don’t have the experience to turn into reality- and [...]

By Hans Ebert Chairman and CEO Fast Track Global and WE-Enhance Inc (Source: Ryan Seacrest) Okay, first the good news about the new season of American Idol: Nicki Minaj is very good television in her role as a judge. She is wacky, she is out there and she’s unpredictable. She also does a great British [...]