Thursday, May 17, 2007


Here's a confession for you: I didn't watch the Country Music Awards. I know, you're shocked.

I've talked about it here before, but let me say again that I think most of today's popular county music is contrived, manufactured and, most importantly, bombastically crappy. I mean, the singer who looks like he ate Lance Bass — the one from Rascal Flatts — he's like the epitome of all that is evil about the genre. I know some of you like Rascal, but come on, you have to know it stinks, right? They even have fake names! I mean, LaVox? Just typing it makes me giggle out loud here at my desk.

Pathetically jingoistic lyrics, bad Bon Jovi chords, shiny and blase song doctors and one-note vocals do not make a decent band. On the other hand, there's some great country music being made, even by some of the genre's most successful stars. I mean, Keith Urban's recent disc has its poor moments, but for the most part, it's an above-average record.

But I'm off the topic a bit, now. The biggest story coming out of Tuesday's awards show was the growth of former "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler's breasts. They're big, so big the singer isn't even doing the normal celebrity charade, saying she had no work done. Pickler had work done.

When Sam Waterston asks a question, you better listen up. I mean, he is the world's greatest lawyer.

You know, I've had a lot of people tell me how good "Veronica Mars" is. I've read the same sentiments, too. But I tried to watch it once a couple years back and couldn't believe it was so boring. Well, now it's canceled.

My co-worker Mike Gannon showed me this story about a very well-endowed Mary Jane from "Spider-Man." I love how the comic-book fans have reacted. But they should ask themselves what adult should ever buy a figurine? The answer? Nobody.

Do you know your "Die Hard" trivia? Well, take the quiz.

David Faustino was arrested for pot possession after an argument with his ex-wife. Two things about this: Why do celebrities always seem to argue outside? Go in the house, man. Also, does anyone find it surprising that an actor who will forever be known as "Bud" got arrested for pot?

OK, that's it on this end. Be sure to pickup the Register tomorrow and check out Weekend. We've got a ton of stuff jammed into it, including a lot of local-music news and my love affair with the new Genesis box set.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keith Urban? He's so far from country now he makes the Flatts sound like Hank Williams!! He's Hollywood and pop/rock. Lame cd. He also didn't win any awards.