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Happy Friday Post! Amazon Cuts MP3 Prices Again!

posted by S. Russ

I shop music frequently, and this Friday I wanted to pass along to all of you dear friends the best advice I can.  Today that advice is to make Amazon your home for digital music.  No, I don’t work for […]

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Who Got Kicked Off Idol? – I Miss the Beard Already

posted by S. Russ

Another Thursday, another night of seeing who got kicked off Idol.  Tonight the last two left standing were Casey Abrams and Scotty Mcreery, and Casey Abrams got the boot. Despite a judges save, clear improvement throughout the season, ridiculous ability […]

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American Idol Top 6 – Whoa, We’re halfway there!

posted by S. Russ

WHHOOOAAA, livin’ on a prayer!! Sorry, this isn’t Bon Jovi night on Idol, though I estimate that will be a theme night on Idol season 28.  Instead, we are down to 6 Idol hopefuls from the original 13.  That also […]

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Former Idol Frenchie Davis Returns To Inspire On The Voice

posted by S. Russ

Frenchie Davis has had a long road back to the television spotlight.  The spunky R&B singer was a Top 12 contestant on American Idol, but she found herself disqualified from the season as a result of scandalous photos taken earlier […]

The Voice Premiere on NBC – Can It Destroy Idol?

posted by S. Russ

NBC is issuing the next battle cry against American Idol – The Voice.  The show brings together a coaching panel of the surgingly popular Cee Lo Green, diva Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine, and country star Blake […]

Rethink Music with Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash, and Neil Gaiman

posted by S. Russ

8 songs in 8 hours.  That’s what artists Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls), Damian Kulash (OK Go), and author Neil Gaiman have been attempting from 4 pm to 12 am today.  The idea to write and […]

Lady Gaga’s Controversial “Judas” Video To Premiere on American Idol

posted by S. Russ

…and apparently, it will “shock” us in an unexpected way.  In the video for the controversial single Lady Gaga will play the part of Mary Magdalene, news which has already brought out naysayers.  What is interesting though, is that the […]

Winter Jam Is More Popular Than Justin Bieber

posted by S. Russ

According to Pollstar, Winter Jam is currently the most popular tour of 2011.  With a loaded Christian Contemporary bill and cheap ticket prices the tour has put 524,239 people in seats across the country.  That number tops tours by Justin […]

The American Idol Top 7 Recap! – Welcome to the 21st Century Edition

posted by S. Russ

There are only seven potential idols left.  Did their performances take me to seventh heaven, or to the seven circles of hell?  Let’s find out! Opening Performance – They brought back the departed six to perform a Pink song.  Poor, […]

The Sing Off Auditions Begin!

posted by S. Russ

If you like music and you haven’t watched the NBC show The Sing Off, then you need to mark your calendar for next Winter!  The Sing Off is a vocal competition a la American Idol, but with a cappella performance […]

Lady Gaga’s New Single “Judas” Shocks and Dismays

posted by S. Russ

Another week, another burst of Lady Gaga news, and another burst of comments from the Lady Gaga lovers and haters.  Happy Monday! First of all, she released the cover of her new album which is pictured above.  Yes, that is […]

Justin Bieber Can’t Find Peace in the Middle East

posted by S. Russ

Poor ‘ole Justin Bieber just can’t catch a break.  The teen star is currently in Israel for a couple of concerts, but prior to the shows he took the time to take a pilgrimage to Israel with his family – […]

The First Guy to Leave Idol Is…

posted by S. Russ

I must be regaining some of my prophetic sense – I got two thirds of the bottom three right.  Haley, Stefano, and Paul were in the bottom three.  After Rihanna’s performance I had hoped they would just vote her off, […]

Record Store Day is Saturday!

posted by S. Russ

Record Store Day is one of the greatest days of the year – a day set aside to give business to your local record shops.  That is, if your local record shops haven’t gone out of business yet.  These Mom […]

The American Idol “Elite” Eight

posted by S. Russ

After the shocking exit of Pia Toscano last week, we are now down to eight Idol contestants.  That’s right, the ocho.  While I was upset to see Pia leave, I was mainly disturbed at how off my prophetic sense was. […]

Rebecca Black Dominates Youtube

posted by S. Russ

You probably heard the Rebecca Black song “Friday” last month.  If you didn’t then you should, because it is a wake up call to how terrible pop music can be.  If you’ve ever shunned Ke$ha for not being able to […]

Lady Gaga, the AANR, and Nudeapalooza

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has come up with another way to etch her name into the annuls of pop history – performing in the buff.  In her latest Gagavision video broadcasted on her website, she claimed that she hoped to do all […]

UPDATE: Lady Gaga Goes Country and Dolly Parton Loves It

posted by S. Russ

Lady Gaga has released a country version of her hit single “Born This Way.”  That’s right, country. Pop stars releasing dance remixes is nothing new, but a country remix?  That’s pretty rare.  Not only does this make for the first […]

U2’s 360 Tour Setting Records

posted by S. Russ

In an age of sagging record and ticket sales, U2 is poised to make history… again.  Their international 360 tour is projected make over 700 million dollars. That’s right Dr. Evil, 700 million dollars.  Can you even imagine 700 million […]

Pia Toscano Already Getting a Record Deal?

posted by S. Russ

Last week was a big week for Pia Toscano.  It began with a strong performance on American Idol, which many thought was one of the strongest of the night.  Then things took a turn when she was eliminated from the […]

One of the Best Leaves Idol

posted by S. Russ

Tonight the number of Idol hopefuls went from nine to eight, and Pia Toscano took the fall.  In the bottom three with her were Jacob Lusk and Stefano Langone.  This was expected, after all her performance last night wasn’t all […]

Britney Spears Femme Fatale is Number 1… With A Twist

posted by S. Russ

On the day of the premiere of her post-apocalyptic video “”Til the World Ends,” Britney Spears got another piece of news – her album Femme Fatale was number 1 on the Billboard Top 200.  This isn’t surprising though, as the […]

Jars of Clay Takes On Robots

posted by S. Russ

I don’t understand why Jars of Clay is performing with robots on stage, but I do know that it is the first time I have seen anyone perform “I’ll Fly Away” with robots on stage.  That deserves recognition.  Is this […]

American Idol Top 9 – Single Digits Time!

posted by S. Russ

That’s right, we are down to nine contestants!  Tonight the final nine performed songs by rock n’ roll hall of famers.  This is a new category for Idol, and one that I welcome with open arms!  So who cracked under […]

Is Casey Abrams Scaring America?

posted by S. Russ

Apparently former Idol star Blake Lewis is still out there in the music world.  The last I heard from him he was getting a local band kicked off his show at a Columbia, SC nightclub for making an “offensive” poster.  […]

Derek Webb’s Feedback Drops Today

posted by S. Russ

Christian singer/songwriter Derek Webb is no stranger to creative controversy.  Typically the controversy comes out of his intense lyrics or in his touring practices, such as touring with openly homosexual Christian artist Jennifer Knapp.  Webb has developed a knack for […]

Taylor Swift Wins Big and I Mourn the Passing of Country Music

posted by S. Russ

Last night the Academy of Country Music Awards happened and Taylor Swift took home the big prize for entertainer of the year.  For anyone who has a radio or a teenage daughter this should be no surprise as Taylor Swift […]

Monday Videos – Stephen Colbert, Rebecca Black, Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Hicks, and Scott Stapp??

posted by S. Russ

Happy April everyone!  I hope that Spring has arrived at your house like it has here.  I just wanted to post a couple of fun videos to help you get your week started! Friday night Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, The […]

April Fool’s Day Post! – Tim Tebow To Release Christian Pop Album

posted by S. Russ

Superstar Broncos QB and outspoken evangelical made a big announcement today – he is releasing a Christian pop album.  The pigskin slinger isn’t known for his musical ability, but with the recent success of Rebecca Black I guess he figures […]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsvlsuLau5c[/youtube] This rad cover of "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO is currently blowing up the internet and blowing ladies' minds. Turns out this guy looks a lot like me, and he is from South ...

posted 9:43:05am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

A Fond Farewell to the Sing-Off - or, WHAT!?! There Goes Another One of My Favorite Shows
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOKuAigsrec[/youtube] I would love to be able to stick my head in the sand like a TV executive. Now, granted, I don't know too much about what they do, but I know one thing that they do - make ...

posted 9:15:20am May. 15, 2012 | read full post »

Hot Problems - The Best Song Ever
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__HeE6NWmDE&feature=share[/youtube] I can relate to this.  Hot dudes have problems too.  I'm just glad someone was brave enough to speak about this powerful message. ...

posted 11:29:09am Apr. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Lionel Richie... What Are You Doing??
Pop and R&B legend Lionel Richie has suddenly popped on the charts again.  I love me some Lionel, and have since his glory days in the '80s, so I was excited to see what he had going on. I wish I hadn't.  Here's ...

posted 4:12:07pm Apr. 19, 2012 | read full post »

Why Couples Should Watch Ice Loves Coco
I love my wife, and my wife loves reality television.  Generally I will play a video game or read a book while she watches the Kardashians, Say Yes to the Dress, and similar programs.  Those shows aren't really my thing, I'm more of a ...

posted 10:41:31am Apr. 18, 2012 | read full post »

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