Posted on January 12, 2013 at 1:53am — 3 Comments
Thought I would cross-post this little story from the death of everything, since it is relevant to this site. Enjoy!
I'm not an innocent when it comes to this. The very first time I stepped onto a stage with a guitar in my hands, at Bloomington's Second Story back in '86, the primary goal was to send a few shock waves through the crowd. We had…Continue
Posted on December 9, 2011 at 1:00am — 13 Comments
I have no problem with American Idol. I watched a couple seasons, got bored with the concept, then stopped watching. No big deal. I think it has exactly as much to do with music as the Guitar Hero or Rock Band video games do. Furthermore, I think it's clear that the show itself understands it isn't about music, given that the show's only real judge, Simon Cowell, critiques performances exclusively in the light of commerce (see…Continue
Posted on December 31, 2010 at 1:40am — 24 Comments
Posted on August 20, 2009 at 11:59pm — 84 Comments