Posts Tagged ‘Casey Abrams’

Perhaps we’ve finally got tired and bored and, with “Another Brick In The Wall” playing in the background, have got to a point where we refuse to suffer fools gladly and have decided to turn our backs on hype and being force-fed crap . I had lunch with the great Bhaskar Menon yesterday- the ONLY [...]

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 [...]

Is “American Idol” about to be the game-changer of television talent shows and produce a real shocker at the end of this season which will rain on the parade of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor”and make all the current hype about “the new judge” and sound-bites from only confirmed judge- “L.A” Reid, kinda the poor man’s [...]

If I were the Producers of “American Idol,” if I were the RIAA, if I were a music company, music academy, another dulling, thudding, numbing, dumbing down “music conference”- ANYTHING to demonstrate what MUSIC is all about, I would simply take last night’s appearance and performance by Casey Abrams and his double bass of “Nature [...]

The fallout following the “surprise elimination” of contestant Pia Toscano seems to go unabated with “American Idol” bloggers having a field day. But, honestly, the young lady will be fine and, from what I know to be true, she has already been offered “two-and-a-half” recording deals. In fact, she’s already out there and making a [...]

Hong Kong has a habit of flogging a dead horse to death, which meant six- SIX- viewings of the same “American Idol” show in less than 24 hours. And as I cannot sleep without the television on and which meant [one girlfriend leaving- one of many reasons] watching James Durbin again and again and again. [...]

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 [...]

Why are so many of them SCREAMING? Watching the remaining contestants- or Top 11- do the usual Glee-ful opening song-and-dance number- this time, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”- I didn’t understand why all the carefully mapped out a”dlibs” made up of a high SCREAM, were given to Jacob Lusk and James Durbin. Well, I know [...]

A few weeks ago, I caught a TV Special where Phil Collins paid homage to the music of Motown. To re-create that sound, he had brought in the brilliant Funk Brothers, the studio musos who gave every Motown track that back beat and those riffs. And though not exactly a Phil Collins “fan”, I respected [...]

In no particular order of importance, what has been going through my head is [A] why so many contestants from this season’s “American Idol” are singing in keys that are way too high for them? It reminds me of being in a band rehearsing “Bend Me Shape Me” by Amen Corner in the original key [...]