Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, behold the losing end of an Emmy-Awards-prediction bet. Because the wonderful Michael over at the Pop Goes The Culture blog lost out and clearly knows nothing about television (thank you, "Game Change!"), he was forced to sit through Katy Perry's fabulous failure, "Part Of Me." The real loser in all this, of course, is me, because I had to hijack my Netflix account in order to rent him the movie, thus providing me with that one eyesore in the "Previously ... read more
I typically do everything I can to not bring up music on this particular blog. Sure, there are the occasional VMA recaps and silly concert films/TV shows I have referenced in the past. And yes, there is a fair share of embedded videos of performances and passing references to closely located concerts (speaking of which, who else is excited to see Peter Gabriel this weekend in Fairfax?! No one? Oh. OK). But, for the most part, I try and veer as far away from electric guitars and overdubbed video ... read more
Hey, guys. Before we get on with the annual blog-tastic take on the season premiere of "The Voice," I'd like to take a moment to share a little bit of something I wrote after the recent death of my dear friend Mike. You can find that here, and if you've never clicked on anything ever in your life, I hope you might be kind enough to spare a few minutes to have a look at that, if only to remember how good of a guy Mike was. I know it's a bit cliche and all, but he meant quite a bit to me, and ... read more
My guess is that it's pretty hard to put on an MTV Video Music Awards broadcast. I'm not doubting that. Performances. Egos. Awards. Tributes. Crowds. Interviews. "Twilight" clips deemed "exclusive." It takes all these things to produce one, tiny awards program, and it would be idiotic to claim that countless hours of work and preparation don'tgo into such a production.
But, man ... what the hell was that?
The 2012 Video Music Awards are now in the books, and much like we did last year, ... read more
Well, today is my birthday. And as a present from me to you — because really, what would a birthday really be without presents — I have decided to give you (yes, you!) a bit of a smorgasbord of a post. Instead of taking the time to aimlessly rant on one simple thing, I'm going to aimlessly rant on multiple things!
Yes. I can feel your excitement.
Besides, with our "Mad Men" posts taking up Fridays, there isn't much room to write about the many other things that occur within the world of ... read more
Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages. I present to you reason No. 592 as to why you should never take a top-heavy, $5 trillion deal from a music business company that has established itself as a juggernaut in said business world: The Amex Sync Show Presenting Jay-Z.
What's that, you ask? Well, it was a live-stream concert sponsored by American Express at the uber-hip South By Southwest music conference featuring hip-hop giant Jay-Z. Duh. Those who happen to own an American Express card were ... read more
@adamlevine: Pushing two buttons might be totally illegal. I'm sure the NBC lawyers aren't happy…oh well sue me. (Please do not sue me.) #TheVoice
It's that time of year again, friends! Miranda Lambert's new favorite singing contest is back! Yes! This means four exclamation points in one paragraph!
"The Voice." "Oh, "The Voice." If you remember, back in the deep, dark and distant year of 2011, I took to this very blog to wax poetic on what was a brand new television show aimed at being ... read more
"… So, what good came from this? … In case you missed the last two paragraphs, this was a good idea. It's something other awards show entities will flock to as the years go on (what? you mean to tell me there won't be some type of Web-related aspect to the Academy Awards ceremony in 50 years?). It's just that the execution was poor. And that's all. You can't blame MTV, a network that has been more criticized in the last 20 years than any American president, for looking forward when thinking ... read more