Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Bee is Here!!!

Eye luv the speling bea. Eye whatch it ahvry yer. Thiz yer it is on ABC--primethyme babee. Sum dae eye wil hav a partey to sellibrate--hoo can git the moss rite. Eye'll kix evrione's asss. Thiz yer eye'll probly whatch it buy misself. Eye rox! Jewn 1, Thusday at 7pm ABC

Go rent Spellbound!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Taylor or Kathrine

So I only so half of last night's show. Is it just me or was Kathrine's last song awful?! I was embarrassed for her. In general, if Randy or Paula start off with "you look great tonight" that is not a good sign.

Also, have you noticed that during the season, when they do the camera shot that shows the person singing and the judges--they never look like they are listening. Paula and Simon are always punching each other or Randy and Simon are talking. Odd, huh?

I guess Taylor wins. Could he bring back the song stylings of Michael McDonald? That could be awesome...

Monday, May 22, 2006

And the award for greatest American rock band goes to...

So this is a continuation of a discussion started on Friday night. Basically, on Friday morning, I saw the Arctic Monkeys video on MTV, which I have already shared. It started me thinking about a Rolling Stone article that said that the Arctic Monkeys could be the new Beatles. I thought how unfair it is to a new bad to put that kind of pressure on them.

Anyway, then I started to think how all the rock & roll bands considered "great" in the US are not from the US. Which then got me thinking...what is the greatest AMERICAN rock & roll band.

My qualifications are that they have to have more than two albums and two recognizable songs. Americans in general should know who they are. They should be something of a concert draw--if they toured and have sustained success--songs that are considered classic. Meaning, if you took them out of the American music cannon, they would be missed by people.

My nominations include The Beach Boys (which seemed widely panned over dinner Friday night), Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. Others that were thrown into consideration include Bon Jovi and Guns & Roses. There was some argument over what is considered Rock & Roll--are the Beach Boys R&R? Is Guns & Roses R&R or metal?

Your thoughts?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Come on!

The moment I fell in love with Ricky Martin:

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Speaking of summer songs...

Two songs I think will be taking their share of airwaves this summer are Gnarles Barkly "Crazy" and Nelly Furtado "Promiscuous". Check out the videos at for Crazy and for Promiscuous.

Haven't decided yet if they will be THE summer song of 2006, but they are my front runners so far. I'd love for Arctic Monkeys or Hard-Fi to break here in the US, but I don't see that happenig. Any others you are watching?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


Okay, so as everyone knows, I rock the playlists and just completed one of my best trilogies ever--Brit-pop (like).

Now, I try to be sincere with my playlists and pick songs I like--although with this new one, I was trying out some songs I didn't really know that well to see what I thought of them. Anyway, I think it is important that your playlist reflects who you are and what your into at the time.

I'm always suspicious of Itunes playlists by "famous" artists because they could totally be posing and have their agent or PR person write there list for them. Today, I saw the craziest, saddest and hilarious playlist of all time--Ashley Parker Angel's. No kidding, he picks "Living on a Prayer" Bon Jovi and writes something like--if you don't know this song you must be living in a cave 'cause it's awesome. Who doesn't know this song!!!

So, I'm re-energized by our Pilch & Barnet blog topic of greatest roll down the windows and sing to summer songs of all time, to do that as my next playlist. Any ideas?

Monday, May 08, 2006

Say it ain't so!

Just read this crazy release about VH-1 shows for the fall. It is so upsetting in soo many ways. Angie Stone--really?!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Weekend plans

So this guy who sings tenor in our church choir is leaving after this Sunday. He has been bugging me forever to watch Donnie Darko. My plan is to watch it, maybe tonight, so I can say I did. There are two versions of the movie--regular and director's cut. Any suggestions which one I should rent?

Then if there is time, I want to go see something this weekend--American Dreamz, Akeelah and the Bee, Stick It or Take the Lead. Has anyone seen any of these?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Crazy news of the day

So, do you think Brit really is pregnant again? I totally felt bad for her thinking that everyone was calling her fat after she just had a baby. I guess I still feel a little bad for her anyway. That would be the worst, people running around photographing my stomach. Maybe she really is bizarre is that...

Other crazy news--Keith Richards both falls our of a coconut tree and falls on his head. This is one tough dude--and quite clutzy.

Big Broadway News: "Golden Dreams were Shiny Days" on the Great White Way--Earth Wind and Fire are comin' to Broadway.