“Are you liveblogging this conversation??”
I finally got iced. →
youngmanhattanite: Happy Birthday, Maura (hello world, I’m your wild girl)
"This is how it often goes, of course. A man’s... →
This piece on the former tallest player in the NBA Manute Bol is pretty fascinating (and sad) reading; it talks about the work he’s doing in the Sudan, building schools, and the illness he’s currently fighting that he contracted while over there. (“Bol is fighting acute kidney failure and a potentially fatal skin disease contracted while trying to help his native Sudan. The skin...
Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Is For Boys →
Me on Katy Perry at The Daily Beast.
"If Sex and the City was Star Wars for girls, then... →
You can probably guess the reaction to this pullquote by “Willie Waffle” from the Internet commentariat.
"Sure, this isn't the first time that an 'Idol'... →
Thanks for reading, everyone. You all have kept me sane in the face of this year’s WTFery. (Yes, even you, Andrew.)
The coronation single that was not to be. →
<3 you, Crystal.
I feel a little less wussy knowing that it’s currently 90 degrees out, but I don’t know if I’d say I necessarily felt better.
Post-Rebellion Hip-Hop →
this week’s morning edition segment, on eminem’s ‘not afraid.’
The Mike Logan memorial repository. →
"Crystal was game, set, match tonight — she even... →
A Brief Rundown Of Pop Music Tropes That Lady Gaga... →
Seriously once you accuse Ne-Yo of ripping off Gaga? A LINE HAS BEEN CROSSED.
Celebrating the end of 'American Idol' and my trip... →
Admit it, “No Cavities” would almost make the original’s existence worth it.
How To Get Attention On The Internet: A Two-Step...
1. Talk shit about as many people as you can in one blog post. Don’t worry about whether your argument is coherent, or whether the somewhat valid points made within will be obfuscated by the too-wide net you’re casting. The more links out, the more notice rolling in! 2. Wait for the pageviews. They’ll come! So will lots of invective, but hey, what’s good for the goose etc.
A short clip from "Tribute," a 2004 documentary... →
“Just play as a bass player. Just play.” I really wish this movie was on DVD. It’s choppy but the stories it tells are heartbreaking and true. It also has one of my favorite lines about being broke, uttered by the Paul Stanley tributer above: “Money. We don’t have any. We need some.” Because who among us, etc.
Bob Lefsetz just sent out an 1100-word e-mail... →
The Summer Of Megadeth might have to be renamed The Summer Of Everyone Pretty Much Losing Their Shit When It Comes To Drinking.
But you're bringing me down
I kind of hate New York these days. The social jockeying, the $2,590 alcove studios in buildings that include DJ Spooky lobby shows as their “amenities,” the promateur paparazzi pushing the delusion that everyone is a VIP, the Web 2.0 bubble-delusion BS, the price of beer vaulting past the $5 mark, etc., etc. Mind you this is all the culmination of a lot of trends that started around...
1987: A very important (and very good) year. →
this song remains kind of personally important?
Here is a list of 20 albums that next year will... →
I might recommend not reading it near any open windows or balconies, if you are sensitive about being a certain age.
"I am averse to ranking Lee against his two... →
Tonight’s ‘American Idol’ recap, for an episode that could have been titled ‘Simon Cowell Decides To Make Lee DeWyze A Star.’
Mash Pommegranate [sic] & Blueberry: A Review
I’m usually wary of any foodstuff that misspells its name, let alone the part of its name that represents a key ingredient within. But something drew me to this particular flavor of the “water drink” Mash, which comes in adorably squat 20-ounce bottles and which was available at the just-reopened Cyprus Deli on 30th Avenue. (Apparently the Cyprus, which years ago boasted one of...
The Top Three Things I Ate At Today's Slideluck...
3. A Jami Attenberg-made chocolate chip sea salt maple syrup cookie 2. Forbidden rice with baby asparagus and pistachios 1. The Waterfront Ale House’s andouille sausage on a pretzel bun with mustard and spicy slaw
Anonymous asked: Will you go out with me? I'm completely serious.
that’s all i can say.
why not just give lee dewyze and his creepy eyes...
Judges’ choice songs for next week: Lee DeWyze: “Hallelujah” Casey James: “Daughters” Crystal Bowersox: “Maybe I’m Amazed” SERIOUSLY?? Lee DeWyze is no Jason Castro. He’s not even a Tim Urban. GOD UGGGHG That said, ‘Daughters’ is kinda perfect for Casey.