Monday is music day over at Landslide. Check it for new music and a few handpicked classics.
Oh and I’ll be recapping tonight’s Oz Idol ABBA night results. Jeez, that was a bad night for the Australian music industry. I mean, ABBA? C’mon.
I’m not a huge fan of ABBA. They’re silly and fun, but I really don’t like the fact that we’ve got a whole night devoted to them. What about a Beatles night, a Motown night, a 70s night? All of those would be better than an ABBA night, for jeez sakes.
I’ll be recapping tonight’s episode of Australian Idol, and I’ll be posting that as soon as the credits roll.
I started a new blog, Landslide, so add it to your bookmarks. It has a more formal style and a tighter focus. No gossip or recaps, just reviews, art and design, and literary criticism. I’m also looking for contributors so feel free to comment or email me in regards to that.
Ok, I’m bored now. I might go review The Zutons.
According to the man himself in his latest radio show (free podcast on iTunes, or go search for BBC Radio 2 Russell Brand and stream it from the website), Russell Brand will be appearing in a film version of the Shakespeare play The Tempest (which I just wrote a bloody essay on) with… den dendendennnn… Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren? Who’ll she be playing, Miranda? Wtf? She’s way too old for that. Anyway, Brand will be playing Trinculo, one of the drunken servants who, along with Stephano, seek to rule the island upon which everyone is wrecked and the whole damn play is set.
p.s. Russell, if you’re googling yourself; hi!
- Tom Williams leaving Australian Idol – get a few years of singing lessons under your belt, boy
- The Nintendo Wii – played my friend’s the other day and am now determined to get one for myself (donations are welcome)
- Mid-Semester Break – so far I’ve done 2 essays in 4 days but I still need to do 4 more
- The new season of Survivor! – Gabon is full of elephant dung. My favourite contestant at this point is Charlie, with the rest jockeying for second. An interesting bunch…
- 8 Out Of 10 Cats – Jimmy Carr hosts a panel show about statistics. Doesn’t sound great, but the team captains (Sean Locke and Jason Manford) are funny and so is the show. YouTube it.
- Jodhi Meares – she brought down AusNTM with her overt favouritism and lack of professionalism. I’m overjoyed to hear that she quit/was fired. Apparently, Australian model Cheyenne Tozzi (who is one year younger than me, damnit! where’s my big break?) is tipped to host next season.
- The Economy – basically, we’re all doomed. The Great Depression v2.0 is just around the corner.
- My hair – seriously, I can’t seem to do anything with it.
- Rove – he’s apparently signed a 2-year contract with 10. Why can’t he go away and give someone else the opportunity to host a talk show? I’d do a much better job than him. Letterman is my god.
- The new Kings Of Leon – I don’t mean that I dislike their latest album, oh no. It’s quite good, if you like The Killers-via-Bruce Springsteen-plus The Rolling Stones at thier poppiest. What happened to the band who made Youth & Young Manhood? I want that gritty Southern rock back.
What’s on your Like list? What are you hatin’ on at the moment? Comment section is your friend.
Eeep I missed the start! Madam Parker is singing ‘Hook Me Up’, so I assume she’s in the bottom three. Oh what! I missed the other two too; Tom Williams and Teale JacamalenkoYouBeauty!
I’m back, baby, I’m back! I’m interrupting an essay on The Tempest to write this, so you better appreciate it.
We kick off Aussie Hits night with a little intro for Darren Hayes, former member of Savage Garden and current member of Darren Hayes: The One Man Solo Experience. He’s a diva with disco fever. What more can I say? He mentored the singers during the week and he’ll be guest-judging tonight. Wee.
For any regular readers (if there are any…?), I must apologise for not recapping the latest week of Oz Idol. I was lying on the couch and my laptop was alll the way over there and… well… I got nothin’. Highlights: Brooke got eliminated, Chrislyn was awesome, Brooke got eliminated, Tom cried, Brooke got eliminated, Brooke got eliminated.
I’ve got a pile of university assignments to attend to so I can’t promise I’ll be recapping next week, but I’ll try. Again, I don’t even know how many people actually care, so I can’t promise anything. Am I talking to myself? This is freaking me out.
Latest Scrubs news, for all you Scrubaniacs (is that.. appropriate? i don’t know) out there in Scrubton Lower:
- Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence will not do a 9th season, full stop.
- Judy Reyes won’t either.
- NBC won’t let any of the actors still working for them guest star in Scrubs 8th and potentially last season, because they’re assholes.
- **SPOILER** The Janitor gets married in the Bahamas. No joke. ***END SPOILER***
- Courtney Cox will be doing a few episodes in the upcoming 8th season. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing or just a thing.
I have no idea when it’s coming back, but I’ve been following this show since the first episode and I just want it to get wrapped up nicely and neatly in a little package of sentimentality.
My latest review, Monkey’s Journey to the West, is up on TheDwarf, ready to provide reading pleasure. It’s informative and entertaining!
Jimbob begins by telling us there’ll be no more “after the break stuff”. Aw, the death of a tradition. Andy has the bottom 3 on cards in his pocket. Straight to business; who are they?
Wow. The first Top 12 night. This is it, y’all. No more auditions, finals and wildcards. Australian Idol is here. James and Andrew defy physics, one walking onto stage and the other jogging yet both arriving at the same time. The top 12 join them on stage, and holy shit this is a weird-ass final group. I can’t wait to see who delivers – will my not-so-secret favourite Madam continue to perform amazingly? Will Jonny Taylor continue to be slightly awkward and scare all the teen girls in the audience? Will I even care? All that and more; now!
Check out my review of The Verve‘s new album, Forth at TheDwarf. Kinda rhymed there.
Heyyy peeps. It’s Wildcard time. Draw Four! We recap last night’s performances and they’re still just as unimpressive as they were a day ago. Sophie really annoys me. She has massive audience support though (or maybe that was for Andrew G…).
Check out John McCain’s running mate; patriotic much? That photo is pretty much America in a nutshell… minus the hot teacher vibe.
Sooo I didn’t get to sit and watch this properly because it’s Father’s Day and I was hanging out with my father. My opinions of the contestants still stand; love Roshani and Nicole, dislike Sophie, Jonny, James etc. Unsure why Fat Brooke got a second chance. Unsure why Voice-Lost Brooke didn’t. Luke Dinkens is a cracker, but not the greatest singer, although I’d rather him through instead of heaaaaps of the others. Freaky Fringe has the strongest image, which is why she got a chance but I really don’t think she’s anything special.
On the off-chance that any of the contestants read this; it’s not personal. You all seem like great people, so don’t take this in a negative way – after all, who am I to give my opinion on reality tv contestants? I can’t sing for shiz. So if any contestants read this, feel free to drop me a comment like Hayley Corrigan from Adelaide did.
I’ll blog tomorrow night’s results episode in a more complete and proper manner. Seeya then!
Michael Cera, aka George-Michael Bluth, has shot down any hopes of an Arrested Development movie.
In the National Post, he said, “I don’t think I would want to see a movie of the series if I was a fan, anyway. And I don’t really see a need for it if you can get the three seasons on DVD.”
Arrested Development is one of my favourite tv shows; in fact, it’s one of my favourite things, full stop. You think you’re too big for AD, Cera? Huh? You owe everything to that show, you ungrateful son of a bitch.
Nevertheless, I can see them doing the movie without him. The AD crew are the masters of self-reference. It could even make it funnier.
Woooooooo says the audience. Night 4; the final semi-final. We see the last batch of singers tonight, so buckle up and kick back.
Oh god, I can’t wait until I only have to do this once or twice a week. Last night was pretty interesting; we had a lost voice, a sugary sweet quarter boyband, and a sheep shearer. We kick off this evening with the revelation of the next 2 contestants through to the top 12.