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Idol Hopefuls Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia Head Home

posted by S. Russ

Tonight two contestants had to be sent home, and the unfortunate ones were Naima Adedapo  and Thia Megia.  Joining them in the bottom three was future Crest spokesman Paul McDonald.  Stefano Langone and Casey Abrams were both safe after last […]

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Katy Perry Tell-All Book?

posted by S. Russ

Reports have been surfacing that Katy Perry’s mother is writing a tell-all book about her hugely successful pop singer daughter.  The book was rumored to detail Katy’s life and how her racy lyrics and outfits have effected the ministry of […]

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American Idol Top 11 Redux

posted by S. Russ

Last week the judges opted to save Casey Abrams from elimination and as a result the entire Top 11 is back!  Additionally, Fox will probably get a nice little ratings boost tomorrow night since not one but two people will […]

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Arcade Fire Burns Justin Bieber

posted by S. Russ

In another victory for art in music, Arcade Fire took home the Juno award for Album of the Year Sunday night.  The Canadian band bested teen pop star Justin Bieber, whose album My World 2.0 was nominated in the same […]

Songs for Japan Brings Together Lady Gaga, The Boss, Eminem, and more!

posted by S. Russ

38 artists across many genres of music have teamed up to bring you Songs for Japan.  This 38 song compilation is available on Itunes for the ridiculously low price of $9.99!  Wow, do I sound like an informercial or what?  […]

Casey Abrams Saved On Idol

posted by S. Russ

Tonight Casey Abrams came in last in votes on American Idol – but he didn’t go home.  The judges invoked their one save of the season with 11 contestants left, and they did it without even hearing 30 seconds of […]

American Idol Top 11 Time!

posted by S. Russ

It’s IDOL TIME!!!  You may notice that the site looks just a little different, that’s because we are now using a different blogging platform.  It also explains why I’ve been so quiet this week, but I’m back baby!! Tonight’s Idol […]

Reaction: Karen Rodriguez Kicked Off Idol

posted by S. Russ

Let’s start off with what was right – Haley Reinhart and Naima Adedapo being in the bottom two.  In a night of mostly subpar performances, they were two of the worst.  I was surprised though, to see Karen in the […]

Ke$ha Takes Communion

posted by S. Russ

Okay, she didn’t really take communion, but she did drink blood during a performance of her song “Cannibal.”  It appears that the blood came from some kind of heart, but whether it is real or a prop isn’t entirely clear.  […]

Thursday Afternoon Links!

posted by S. Russ

Just a couple of neat links for today!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone has to start somewhere, and I got my music blogging start at SceneSC.com.  Since that time it has become South Carolina’s best source for local bands, and […]

American Idol Top 12 – The Recap

posted by S. Russ

It’s that time again!  Time to make fun of J-Lo and speculate on who America will like the least!  That’s right… American Idol!  The show always does a great job with lending it’s huge helping hand to relief efforts, and […]

“Jesus Is My Friend” on Glee!

posted by S. Russ

If you watched Glee tonight then you might have heard a little gem called “Jesus Is My Friend.”  The original performers are a group called Sonseed, and I was shocked to learn that they have a wikipedia page.  This song […]

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” Makes Fridays Seem Awful

posted by S. Russ

If you have been wondering what the hottest music video out right now is, then feast your eyes on Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”  It is a bit like Justin Bieber meets Ke$ha meets the worst thing that I have ever heard […]

Lady Gaga, Japan, and Prayer

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga is no stranger to fashion, but this time it is for agood cause. The controversial pop singer is one of the firstcelebrities to pitch in with relief effort funds for Japan and israising money by selling prayer bracelets. […]

Thursday Night Idol Time!

posted by S. Russ

Ah, Thursday night American Idol – the weekly bid to turn 20 minutes of television into a full hour.  If Wednesdays are the tough nights for the contestants, then Thursdays are the tough nights for the producers and writers who […]

Some Things Never Change

posted by S. Russ

Since I mentioned my family in yesterday’s U2 post, I thought I should share a picture of them so that you can feel more connected to the story.  Here’s my favorite one: Yep, there’s my family, lovingly rendered by myself […]

American Idol Top 13 Action!

posted by S. Russ

They say that 13 is an unlucky number.  Did I feel unlucky having to watch these 13 contestants perform?  Let’s find out! Lauren Alaina – Performing the Shania Twain hit “Any Man of Mine,” Lauren got the night started off […]

24 Years Later, U2’s The Joshua Tree Still Inspires

posted by S. Russ

On this day in 1987 U2’s fifth album hit the shelves.  Since then The Joshua Tree has topped the charts in 20 countries and sold over 25 million copies worldwide.  Singles like the driving “Where the Streets Have No Name” […]

Bonnaroo Line-up Is Awesome!!

posted by S. Russ

Typically Bonnaroo is an event that doesn’t appeal to me outside of one or two artists.  Over the years the 4 day Tennessee event has gotten increasingly better, and this year they really went all out.  There are so many […]

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul To Team Up Like Britney and Ke$ha?

posted by S. Russ

Mariah Carey, George Michael, and Paula Abdul. It might sound like the beginning of an incredible joke, but it is so much more.  Simon Cowell is seeking the three pop stars to be judges on his new show X-Factor. This […]

The American Idol Top 13!

posted by S. Russ

Tonight 11 American Idol contestants bid farewell, leaving us with a great list of 13 finalists.  Here they are! Casey Abrams Naima Adedapo Lauren Alaina James Durbin Ashthon Jones Stefano Langone Jacob Lusk Scotty McCreery Paul McDonald Thia Megia Haley […]

Pop Stars Help Others By Way of Qaddafi

posted by S. Russ

The unrest in Libya is having at least one positive outcome – charity by way of pop stars.  Beyonce and Nelly Furtado top a list of pop singers who have performed recent shows for the Qaddafi family, and they are […]

American Idol Top 24 Part 2 – The Gals

posted by S. Russ

Last night the men rocked the stage and tonight it was the girl’s chance to show what they could do.  There haven’t been any standouts amongst the females this year just yet, Did someone emerge tonight?  Let’s find out! Ta-Tynisa […]

Editor’s Picks – February 2011

posted by S. Russ

Welcome to the first ever “Editor’s Picks”!  It may be a surprise, but I do in fact have an editor.  In an even bigger surprise, he actually likes some of what I write.  Crazy, I know!  Since he is an […]

American Idol Top 24 Part 1 – The Boys

posted by S. Russ

It’s Tuesday!  That means… American Idol?  Glad I checked TV Guide!  It was boys/mens night tonight, so we got a full night of tenors and basses en route to the top 12.  Recap starting… NOW! Clint Jun Gamboa – Up […]

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