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Re: Listening Booth: Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:20:30 -0000

I like to defend her when I can. Occasionally, instead of her regular shallow material she lays down a devastating "Back to December." This song, however, is everything that's wrong with Taylor Swift in one lump song.

Re: TV on DVD: “Cougar Town: The Complete First Season”

Sat, 21 Aug 2010 18:53:10 -0000

Rumors persist that this show is going to be renamed. It was ostensibly supposed to be about Cougar Cox on the rampage (what's good for ganders is good for geese?) but it's become much more (and better) than that. I think the consistent scene-stealer is Busy Phillips. Love her.

Re: The Popdose Interview: Richard Page

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 01:03:07 -0000

My kids play that song constantly. And I don't mind, seeing as the alternative summer 2010 anthem is Katy Perry.

Great interview!

Re: Soundtrack Saturday: “Grosse Pointe Blank”

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 03:52:59 -0000

He ordered an egg-white-only omelet. I remember wondering if I should notice that it was a strange request. Then, when the waitress asks for clarification, he snarls at her and says, 'I just want the protein, okay?' There must be an in-joke there. I subsequently focused on being unable to picture what such a breakfast would look like. I guess what I'm saying is that it took me out of the story. And lo these many years later, it's still the first thought I have about this movie. When did it come out? Guess they were ahead of the curve.

But yeah. Great soundtrack :)

Re: Jesus of Cool: “Glee Live” Defies Gravity, and Channels … the Brady Kids?

Thu, 27 May 2010 15:34:37 -0000

I agree (on both counts). Really, it's just a soap opera for theater geeks, and I kinda like that.

The first half of season one was awesome, but there's been too much theme-episode and moral-of-the-story in the second half. The stunt casting is getting on my nerves, too. We'll see what they do for season two. I think the show in general is going to have a pretty short shelf life.

But I wouldn't pay to see this live thing. Every YouTube clip I've seen so far looks embarrassingly bad.

Re: Random Play: “Deadwood”

Fri, 16 Apr 2010 14:05:58 -0000

That is freakin' awesome.

Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 96

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:33:00 -0000

This is an "80's blog?" I don't think of it that way.

Looking forward to some Girl Brothers next week!

I do disagree about Wang Chung's "Hot In Herre." I thought the idea and the execution were both bad.

Re: No Concessions: Wonderlands–Tim Burton’s, Matt Damon’s, and “A Prophet’s”

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:39:24 -0000

I enjoyed your review of "Alice" more than I enjoyed the movie. I have no idea why people seem to like it so much.

Re: Dw. Dunphy On… My First Heart Attack

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:39:41 -0000

I'd need to see footage of these protesters referring to themselves in that manner, because this is the first time I've ever heard that story. The first time I heard the phrase being used on television was on CNN, and not by protesters. And I have no plans to waste my time trying to convince republicans or democrats to do anything whatsoever.

Re: Dw. Dunphy On… My First Heart Attack

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 21:31:16 -0000


People who went to protest rallies referred to as Tea Parties were derisively named Teabaggers by their detractors in the media. They aren't happy and "proudly calling themselves" by that name.

Re: Political Culture: Maybe Ayn Rand Needed a Little Christmas

Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:37:05 -0000

Where does Ayn Rand fall on the Orwell vs. Huxley continuum?

Re: Bootleg City: The Cars in Houston, September ’84

Mon, 28 Dec 2009 03:00:43 -0000

Around 1994, a friend of mine (filmmaker) had a teeny photo of Ric Ocasek on the wall of his office. When I asked why, (actually, "what in the hell for?") he said that Ric was a hero, because he proved dudes like him could end up with chicks like Paulina.

I'm still bummed that "New Car Smell" didn't catch on. cuz that's kinda what they were.

Re: The Eighth Day of Mellowmas: Pretentious Stingmas

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 02:59:35 -0000

This song came around in the household rotation shuffle today. Our consensus is that Sting must be trying to corner the pagan market. It's possible.

He's a visionary, right? Christmas is saturated. Pagans gotta listen to something. 1+1=1.5. Oh, I kid. But, the fact that the music absolutely sucks is beside the point. If those people are desperate enough they'll buy it, just because he's paying attention to them. Yah?

Re: The Twenty-Fourth Day of Mellowmas: ‘Twas the Night Before Mellowmas

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:23:51 -0000

Was the original, "good" version of 'Twas the Night by Art Carney? That's what it says in my iTunes.

Yknow, my daughter heard me play the beginning of that Christmas Tree song the other night. It sounds good. She keeps asking me to play it again. But I can't have her learning the words and singing it around town!

Re: CD Review: Alicia Keys, “The Element of Freedom”

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 00:09:34 -0000

Some day a professional music critic will say the words I think, nearly every time I hear her sing: she's flat. There must be someone else on planet earth that is irked as I am by her pitchiness. She writes good songs, she's beautiful, and she's a good piano player. I've got good comments with bad.

Re: The Eighteenth Day of Mellowmas: Air Supplymas

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:13:15 -0000

Somebody please tell me why any artist seeking credibility would want to cover this song in 2009.

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:36:43 -0000

Heh, I wouldn't have ever come up with either of those. Thank you, David! Your games are a lot of fun and I'll miss them.

Re: The Ninth Day of Mellowmas: Growlymas

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 23:35:55 -0000

I thought maybe he was trying to go the Jack Skellington route. Did he do this because he can't sing? Does he sing on any of the other tracks? very befuddling

Re: The Seventeenth Day of Mellowmas: A Very Special Mellowmas 7

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 23:28:16 -0000

Well, I hate to make an observation about one of these terrible songs that appears to be apologist, but the Miley one is actually not bad for one purpose: performing choreography in a dinky small-town Christmas parade on a Saturday morning. It takes a special song to work in that unfortunate situation. So there, I've said something vaguely positive about Miley Cyrus.

As for Tiz, the reason "Last Christmas" works for her is that it translates well to the melodrama of teenage girls. Sorry, Jason.

I have nothing to say about Leighton Meester. It's friggin unlistenable. Other than her voice being deeper than I expected it would.

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 02:39:35 -0000

Well I vote for clues. If you don't mind. This game is fun.

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Sat, 05 Dec 2009 21:11:10 -0000

30. "Happiest Girl"? Depeche Mode

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Sat, 05 Dec 2009 10:48:44 -0000

Sorry.. I was just duh'ing my own self, for not getting it sooner. :)

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 22:04:36 -0000

Oh! 49 is "Little Girls" by Oingo Boingo. duh!

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:41:14 -0000

48. Message to My Girl - Split Enz

(can't believe that one took me so long)

Re: Name That Tune, The Final Game of 2009

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:00:46 -0000

35. Girls on Film - Duran Duran
42. Girlfriend is Better - Talking Heads
45. A Girl In Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing) - Romeo Void