Every year, New Jersey based songwriter / music journalist/ novelist Tris McCall conducts his Critics’ Poll, a set of questions as basic as “best albums”/ “best singles”, as refined as “best guitarist” and “best album cover”, and as snarky as “song that would drive you craziest on infinite repeat” and “hoary old bastard who should spare us all and retire”. Tris encourages explanations, rants, and voters making up their own categories and questions. Pop Rock […]
This morning, I saw a YouTube video that totally inspired me to write about cringeworthy musical moments on classic TV…
Forgive me. I’m having issues coming up with a good topic today. When this happens, I often turn to YouTube for inspiration. The very first thing I found was a classic video from 1978.
Here’s William Shatner performing “Rocket Man” while smoking a cigarette and backed up with a disco version of Elton John’s […]
Beyonce opens the show with gyrations on and around a chair with strobes, fog, and lights highlighting her body dressed in fishnets and sheer stuff. Bleeped a few days, Mr. Beyonce shows in a tux and duets with her. Blake Shelton looks slightly traumatized.
LL Cool J gets to reprise his hosting duties as the most inoffensive host the show has seen since John Denver. Poor James had to remind the audience he sings too. Then […]