On The Phone Part '88
One of the world’s biggest problems and I think from now until the end of the new season of “Rock Star: Supernova,” it’ll be on display. It should be noted that I have yet to watch all of the episode from last night. Got home late and watched some documentary about Nicholas Ray first, but, I’m straying from the point. Seeing footage of the newly formed super group cleverly called, Supernova and the only thing that comes to my mind is, how much money did those stylists run away with? Being a celebrity stylist is about as big of racket as being a gigolo, especially the stylists who dress men. These stylists have no got to go in rock ‘n’ roll. No one knows what exactly it means to look rock ‘n’ roll or what personifies as rock ‘n’ roll. To me, rock means music with guitars and drums and a goal of to have a good time. Rock is a casual thing, example VH-1’s“Super Group” who refused to listen to their stylist and wanted to focus on making good music.
You know people are always complaining that rock music sucks today and yeah, it does because the new rock bands on the scene are more concerned with how they look on the album as opposed to making a great rock album. That Velvet Revolver album from a couple of years could’ve and should’ve been better, but most likely, besides the daily, if not hourly drug tests of Scott Weiland (have to make sure he’s still clean), but I want to bet that they spent way too much time on how to appeal a new demographic because it’s the 2000s and not 1987 anymore. Let’s have people make great music first, and afterwards, make them dress like assholes.
Back onto the show, “Rock Star,” for a moment, you know I give a lot of shit to L.C. from “The Hills” being cold, distant and humorless, but in comparison to Brooke Burke, L.C. has about as much expression as a “In Living Color,” era Jim Carrey. The best part of Brooke Burke’s website is a ‘Shut up’ feature, where you can shut up her. It’s a rather interesting and more people should use this function. And you know after all of these years, you would’ve thought that Brooke Burke would learn how to use inflection in her voice. Placing emphasis words when talking helps conveying feelings of excitement.
If Will Arnett does not win an Emmy this year, there’ll be some nerdy riots. Fuck Sean Hayes and anybody else nominated. G.O.B. is perhaps the greatest character in television since Al Swearengen.
All that praise Pitchfork gave to the new TV On The Radio album makes one wonder when the backlash against the album is going to begin. The more and more I listen to the album, its quickly surpassing “Fish Scale,” as my favorite album of this year. But you know with Pitchfork creaming all over it, I might not be a fan of it anymore.