Posts Tagged ‘American Idol’

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 [...]

By Hans Ebert It’s called the “Not Invented Here Syndrome”, and Adam Levine admitting to Howard Stern that after all the bells and whistles have been silenced, celebrity judges have disappeared along with nanu second “mentoring sessions”, and the “good television” of The Voice are gone, how contestants are handed over to music companies where [...]

They might think they’re playing “jazz” when in actuality, they’re simply retreading well-known standards, yet, for reasons unknown to me, there is this overriding need to be seen as being “jazz cats”, the same old group of usual suspects in Hong Kong who move in herds and “blow” at the usual places- Backstage, Peel Fresco [...]

It’s the start of the Year of the Ram, which some call the Sheep and others, the Goat, and despite the usual celebrations and floats and messages of health and wealth and all that other good stuff, it is a very quiet Hong Kong. No, not a “chilled” Hong Kong, but a worried and kinda [...]

Now that life as we know it has ground to a halt following the second coming of Yeesus and his marriage to Betty Boomba Kardashian- and an uneasy and surprising roaring silence about it all even from those purveyors of all things mediocre- where does one go to live again? Well, the fallout from the [...]

(Source: 123 RF) I was having dinner earlier this week with a singer friend- a girl with an amazing voice who had gone to LA to try and audition for The Voice- the contract was a ball-buster and which ended that idea- and recently recorded a few standards with some of the biggest names in [...]

(Source: ABC News) Oh, dear, Dawgpound, Randy Jackson has left his big American Idol Judge’s chair after sitting there for twelve years playing the token Uncle Tom and yelling out fake ghetto speak for white middle class audiences- the mainstay of Idol watchers- like, “Yo, dawg” and, more recently, “She/he/you are in it to win [...]

DAVID GROHL ON MUSIC

Posted: 7th May 2013 by We-Enhance in American Idol, Music
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(Source: SOD AHEAD) This season’s American Idol is now down to its final four, they are all females and which is not surprising at all as the promos for the show have been hinting this with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. (Source: Hollywood Reporter) A female as the winner comes as no surprise. And [...]

(Source: TV Fanatic) There are covers and covers and doing covers and covering songs. Without banging on about the Plight Of The Hotel Lounge Singer again, they are very often forced to be something of an impersonator- husky, dusty like Norah 10 years ago, then Liza Minnelli, then Tony Bennett etc. (Source: Cartoon Stock) In [...]