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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What's Running Through My Head...






Am I the only Who down in Whoville who doesn't give a rat's ass about this season on American Idol ? I didn't think so. I mean, this is the most talented class in "Idol" history, without question. But for all that singing ability, not a pin point's worth of charisma. Even this year's "reject" shows didn't have much of a kick. Maybe it's time, as it has been in other countries that have put on singing contest shows, to give it all a rest. Let's miss Randy, Paula and Simon for a year. Then we can look forward to their return.


Regular observers of the merry antics here [oh yeah, right] know that there's a widget in the right-hand column of this very page [just another reason to stay for a few minutes after dropping your EntreCard, by the bye] which shows where said visitors are coming from. As usual, the highest readership of this R-rated blog [could it have been for saying "rat's ass" in the opening today? Fuck, no...] is from North America, with nice turnouts in Oceania, Europe, and Asia. Antarctica is singularly unrepresented, and there is only one reader in all of South America [to that reader, living in isolation in Uruguay, I can only say, "Senior, Senora, or Senorita, your taste in blogs is unequaled on your entire continent!"


Have you heard anything about this? Set for May 10th, Pangea Day is a four-hour film festival, to be presented at uncountable locations world-wide, as well as on the Internet. The festival features short films from around the world, as well as speeches by notables, and musical performances. I like the concept [created by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, and brought into being as part of an award she earned two years ago], but I'm not sure how well all these films will "translate" into other cultures. Still, 10 out of 10 for truly trying something new (Visit www.pangeaday.com for further information).
{There are other things running through my head, of course. Some of them too primal [you REALLY don't want to know], others too specific to my history [twenty lines of "The Sabres suck!" would not be enlightening to anyone]; I guess we'll just have to leave it at that}
-Mike Riley

3 comments:

The Aging Disco Diva said...

I can proudly swear on a stack of gossip magazines that I have not watched a single episode of American Idol...much to my granddaughter's anguish, LOL. As the parent of three kids I had enough sitting through gawd awful singing concerts when they were in school years ago. I did it out of love (and to be able to use it as a weapon of guilt) but no reason for me to subject myself to that in my own living room!

Sly said...

The longer Idol goes on, the less I watch... first season: I watched most of it. After that, I have watched little more than the first few episodes- the ones where they weed out the no-talents. This season, I completely ignored the show. I expect this trend to continue. Now, is there any way that I can un-watch the show or anti-watch it?

Mike Riley said...

The Zen Master would reply thay your non-watching is marked by its quality. Anyone can stop watching a show. But only the truly enlightened can be an icon for anti-watching [an admittedly strong concept for the enlightened. Non-watching is more comfortable for everyone. It's like a psychic pair of sweatpants on a cool night].
Me- I dunno...