Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Things I don’t understand about teen pop idols

April 11, 2010 2 comments

This morning, I was able to catch last night’s SNL on the DVR. Host was Tina Fey with musical guest Justin Bieber. Besides a stellar effort by Fey in all phases of the performance – another dead-on Sarah Palin impression and a very memorable brownie commercial – this show was notable for all the Justin Bieber-ness that it put forth. Seriously, a kid hasn’t gotten this much SNL airtime since a pre-druggie Drew Barrymore hosted in the 80s.

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Categories: Music, TV

Top 10 Christmas songs… at least to me… stop judging!

December 22, 2009 1 comment

The other day, I heard Jewel’s rendition of “O Holy Night.”  It was one of the worst holiday efforts I’ve ever heard, causing me to spend several minutes trying to find a single word that signified just how awful I was.  Finally, I gave up and had to make one up.  It was fuckin’crapsuckasstinabular.  Seriously, I considered switching to Judaism or going with Festivus afterward.  But, then I realized just how bad I would do at the “Feats of Strength.” Read more…

Categories: Music

Everything I ever needed to know, I learned from hip hop

September 29, 2009 1 comment

Sorry to my halves of dozens of fans out there who have been waiting for another blog post.  I’ve been pretty busy lately, and more importantly, my brain has become a non-functioning pool of applesauce.  But, like in previous funks, it took XM radio to break me out of this creative valley.

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Categories: Music

The public stages of grief (Ruminations on Jacko's death)

As someone who gets a kick watching the media overreact to, well, anything, the last few weeks have been treeeee-mendous.  I mean, the death of Michael Jackson was a tragedy to his friends and family.  It was a kick in the gut for his biggest fans.  For the other 95% of us, who were consuming all this coverage, what was our stake in the game? Read more…

Categories: Music, TV

Proust meets Montell Jordan

This might be the weirdest blog post ever.  Even for me.  But, I was having a conversation with a loyal SMP reader who argued with me that “This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan can’t be on a list of worst songs ever.  He then went on to say that my Proust questionnaire made him laugh.  So… we’re talking about Montell Jordan… and the Proust questionnaire… which led to the obvious question.  What if you answered the survey using just the lines from “This is How We Do It.” Read more…

Categories: Leftovers, Music

The 10 worst songs I know

February 16, 2009 3 comments

My buddy Tom got me to try the 25 random songs game a couple of weeks ago, and then trumped it with this challenge.  “Write the 10 worst songs you know. These are songs that are so bad that you have a tangible (negative ) physical reaction when you hear them.” Read more…

Categories: Music


February 8, 2009 Leave a comment

A few days ago, I got another tagged note in Facebook from my buddy Tom.  This time, it was to let your music say 25 things about you.  Since this is a bit more imaginative than the “25 random things” meme that has most of America in a tizzy, I’m excited about this one.  Plus, I’d already written a blog about the power of my iPod.  It’s shown some good deductive powers thus far, so we’ll see how it handles this challenge. Read more…

Categories: Music