I just watched SNL from last week. Hugh Laurie was pretty funny and I'm totally bummed that Amy Poehler is leaving, but the thing that bummed me out the worst was Kanye West's performance.
Just to preface, I do not own any of Kanye's albums, and am, in general, not a big rap fan. And, Kanye, is exactly the reason I don't like it. Maybe he can rap, but on SNL he tried to sing.
Embarrassing is probably the word I would use. Or...off key. Terrible really.
I don't understand how he got so big. To me, he's completely unbelievable. I don't trust the words, I don't believe they are from his heart. I hear them and see his "act" on stage. I think it's all from his head. I can see him trying to create emotional moments but deep down, I just don't believe it.
I'm really diggin' Jay-Z and Coldplay's mix up, Viva la Hova, so maybe there's a chance I'll find some rap worth listening to, but this "no gucci to buy, no louis viutton to put on, no YSL..." crap is just "heartless".
While at Daniel's house last night he showed me John Mayer's latest: Where the light is.
I know he's a pop musician but just in case you didn't know, he's a monster musician and carries some serious cred. It didn't hurt that I watched the Blu-Ray DVD on an enormous Samsung LCD with huge speakers and subwoofer.
Definitely worth a look. I've been to two of Mayer's concerts and neither was a disappointment. Check out this video from the John Mayer Trio section of the DVD (it also had acoustic and full band portions). Make sure you watch at about 2:40 into the video. They just go off.
We just finished watching American Idol from last week and I am pissed! How dumb is the voting public?
Seriously, it's just like Simon always says, "it's a singing competition, not a popularity contest". Sure, little David is the nicest guy I've ever seen on TV and I'm sure all the teeny-boppers love him, but are you going to buy his CD? Okay, I might buy his, but the country girl, nope. Ayesha...nope. David Cook...nope. dreadlocks...maybe. tattoo girl...nope. blonde girl...nope. I can't even think if there is anyone else.
Michael Johns was the only one up there, in my opinion, who had "star quality". You felt his songs and he performed. I felt like he really connected well and he seemed the most comfortable on the stage.
Randy called it when he mentioned several times during this around how he didn't feel the connection. Kind of like the "Shout to the Lord" mishap. Great song, no connection.
Alright, that's my rant. He was my pick for the whole thing, so I don't even care anymore.
Okay, so you might not be as familiar with the New Kids on the Block as I am, but if you recognize any of the guys up there, then you might be confused/excited/strangely wondering...yep, the New Kids are coming back again!
Yes, I am sorry to say (not really) that I was a big fan of the NKOTB. I know most of the words...still. I have their first five albums on CD! That even includes the Funky, Funky Christmas album. I'm not really sure how well this will work for them now, but it should be interesting.
I'm so excited to pop this in the DVD player. I just got the new DVD/CD combo of United's "All of the above". I am kinda miffed that they are pulling the whole "Passion" trick by releasing the CD, then releasing the CD/DVD combo a couple months later. That's a cruel marketing ploy, but I guess it works, cause I bought it...again. There are some albums that are worth buying twice I guess.