Posts Tagged ‘Adam Lambert’

By Hans Ebert Hear that sound? It’s the sound of silence. Real silence. See what I’m doing? I’m doing nothing other than gathering my thoughts, blocking out meaningless distractions, and spending some much needed Me Time by breaking bread with myself and cutting myself off from being drawn into the online world and “sharing” and [...]

By Hans Ebert In the music world, where nothing today is what it seems, and those who artists once depended on and signed pacts with to make things happen, ignore what one would think are basic and legally binding requests for information, what’s needed most- management or a no-nonsense lawyer? Perhaps both, but most who [...]

By Hans Ebert It might be All About The Bass, but it’s definitely all about the hype. Funny word- hype. Once upon a Blind Faith, or that thing called a “supergroup”, or even “Dylan goes electric” was supposedly hype, and frowned upon on. But today, hype has become shtick and is celebrated and used to [...]

Despite another episode of Kanyebombing, the Grammy Awards this week made for good television viewing- even if it only would be remembered for a day. Much of the music was very good- the performances of the extraordinary Annie Lennox, John Legend, Mary J Blige and Sam Smith. and the always underrated Jeff Lynne and his [...]

(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? [...]

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 [...]

I might not have been a fan of the guy, but I couldn’t help but “feel” for James Durbin when he was voted off “American Idol”. One could tell he was pissed, especially when he blurted out how he had done more new stuff on “Idol” than “anyone else”. Well, that could be a stretch [...]

Another round of “American Idol” will roll around or lumber along today and- you know what?- who cares? Jacob, James, Hayley, Mills, Glenn, Eric de Fontenay, Darryl, Douglas, Hans, Heinz, Han- who f-ing cares? Though I shall always be impressed with the sheer viewing power of  “Idol” and how it can make even the most [...]

I was half-joking when I first mentioned it, but I really believe there will be no outright winner of “American Idol” and that the show should end right now with Jacob Lusk named “Gospel Idol”, Casey Abrams named “Jazz Idol”, Scottie name “Country Idol”, the hugely made-over Lauren Alaina named “Teen Idol”, James Durbin named [...]

Quite a few people have asked, “Mate/Man/Dude/Hey, why do you write so much about ‘American Idol?’ Does anyone really care?’” I don’t just think so, I know so ‘cos the “views” go waaaaay up plus, love it or not, there is no way one an ignore the show. When the history books are written or [...]