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- "Hungry Like the Wolf" is one of the 500 most influential rock songs of all time?

- David Cook is even boring himself. Christ I hate him. Taylor Hicks Triumphant.

- I'm confused by these Fox.com "Pause" commercials. They seem to be urging teenagers to think twice before they smoke, drink, have sex, dance, wear nylons, put on makeup or go outside when it's dark.

- I wonder if any of these people will ever actually end up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame like Ryan Toothpaste says. Maybe! Also maybe this bottle cap from my Fiji water will also end up there!

- Oh, man, Syesha is no Tina Turner. But at least she had more fun with this song than David Cook did.

- Wow, a young white kid who likes Bob Marley. Will wonders never cease. I actually think this is Jason Castro's best performance, but that's not saying much.

- There's something indescribably sad about the image of David Archuleta sitting in his room by himself singing "Stand By Me" to a dog.

- On the other hand, way to pander with that "and all you beautiful girls" line. He clammed the penultimate note, though.

- Boy, the commercials tonight are really freaking me out. There was the "grilled cheese will cure your kids of being goth cutters" one, and then the "JC Penney presents: MILFs!" one. What the fuck.

- Ha ha ha, "Baba O'Reilly"! DAVID, YOU DO NOT ROCK. You are to the Who what Rick Springfield is to the Rolling Stones. On the other hand, the "let's cram a five-minute song into 45 seconds" arrangement was pretty hilarious.

- Way to compare your being in the American Idol top four to the civil rights struggle, Syesha. She looks great, though, and this was a pretty fine performance even if it's not a patch on the original.

- MAN JASON HOW CAN YOU FORGET THE LYRICS TO THIS? Even I know the lyrics to it, and I don't really like Bob Dylan! Oh, that's right, because you're high all the time. You're doomed, Jason Castro.

- I think David Archuleta may be functionally retarded or something. I mean, doesn't he seem kind of dim even for a teenager? At this point, anyway, he should win, but he's going to lose to that fucking David Cook. THE END!


May. 7th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
mean or stupid
Hungry Like The Wolf: I can't actually argue with that. If they put it in a "450 Most Influential Rock Songs" list, then we'd have an argument. 470something sounds fair, though.
May. 7th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Re: mean or stupid
I don't even think of that as one of the 10 most influential Duran Duran songs.
May. 7th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Re: mean or stupid
The video was certainly influential, as was all of theirs during their hey-day.
May. 7th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
hi, I don't even really know who these people are but I am adding you as a friend based on your smart (i.e. agreeing with me) analysis of right wing Constitutional arguments.
May. 7th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
I've heard worse reasons. Welcome aboard!
May. 7th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
bing crosby is hella cool! one day i am determined to meet her in person! that is all.
May. 7th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
B, I'm so glad you are adding Leonard!!! Leonard, I think you and bing_crosby will get along great. You are both so brilliant and always say things better than I could.

May. 7th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
wow, double endorsement! & Dora, if you ever need leverage in an argument you can lord over Norman that you have met me in RL. Cause I know that would trump any argument he has.
May. 7th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
i think it's already been used.
May. 7th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
I've totally pulled that before!
May. 7th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I totally disagree with you about David Cook! He was great! And yeah, Syesha, Change is Gonna Come is not really about... personal... change. She is so not a rocket scientist.
May. 7th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
I honestly don't get what anyone sees in David Cook. He's an okay singer, but certainly not a great one -- Archuleta is way better. He's not especially good-looking. He's got the rocker image, but he doesn't even rock as hard as Chris Daughtry; he'll never make it in the music biz as a rocker. And his blase, I'm too cool for school stage presence annoys the shit out of me. I am flummoxed as to how people like him so much.

But then I didn't understand how Taylor Hicks won, either, for much the same reasons.
May. 7th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
I think we as a country voted for Taylor Hicks because we were under the misapprehension it was his Make-a-Wish foundation dream. Before the tremors got too bad for him to shriek "Soul Patrol!" while waving his clawlike arms around like an angry T-Rex.
May. 7th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
your tenderly caressed me with this post as randy might say. even though i disagree with...
i shot the sheriff was one of the worst things i have ever heard; jason castro de-impresses me every single week. how was that any good? it's hard to do bob; he did it in the worst open-mic way possible.

i liked david's baba o riley, if only for the fact that he didn't murder the song by over-singing it... like everyone else. the ending was limp, though.
May. 7th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: your tenderly caressed me with this post as randy might say. even though i disagree with...
You HAVE to over-sing "Baba O'Riley"! You think that doofy Roger Daltrey got to be the band's lead singer because of his subtlety?

The good thing about Jason is how clearly he doesn't give a shit that he's going to be booted. When Simon said he should pack his bags, he gave this totally fakey "OH NOES" look, like, aw gosh darn it, back to having my pick of any co-ed in sight.
May. 7th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: your tenderly caressed me with this post as randy might say. even though i disagree with...
I just like that Cokk didn't have to show off from the first note... how about some build up to the big part of the song, kids? Archuleta was really guilty of this doing Stand By Me; the beginning of the song should be brooding. In my opinion.

And I think Jason actually said something last week about wanting to go home. That kid was on another reality show?? I think "pack your bags" from Simon might galvanize 13 year old girls to call in and "save" him.
May. 7th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
And I think it was kudaspeaks who pointed out to me that archuleta sounds like a developmentally delayed monster every time he speaks!
May. 7th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
I, too, DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW IT IS POSSIBLE to forget the words to Mr. Tambourine man. I mean, even if you're high all the time! Especially if you're high all the time! It's mapped in the genes of marij-u-ana!
May. 7th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
My deal is, if you forget lyrics sing "pah rump ah pump pum." And claim it as an original interpretation. Jesus will vote for you!
May. 7th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Man, that's a good point! Bob Dylan WROTE that song and he was high all the time!
May. 7th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
This is the godawfullest season of AI yet. I started reading this before the show was over. I'm disgusted that I agree with you in that Archuleta is the best, because this sexy sexy ballad at the end here is about as hot and tender as Barbie's plastic loins.
May. 7th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
Of all my blown American Idol predictions, and there have been many, the worst is my claim early on that this was the strongest crop of contestants we'd seen in a while. I can't remember the last time I cared so little about the Final Four. Like, right now? I'd kill to have LaKisha Jones back. Or even Chris Daughtry.
May. 7th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
It was like having sweet love made to you by Napoleon Dynamite. Downright odd in the moment, requiring a thorough shower and a massive shame-based cocktail afterward.
May. 7th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Can David Archuleta die in a fire, please?
May. 7th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
He CAN die in a fire. The question is, WILL he die in a fire?