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  1. A few ‘Idol’ thoughts: Install a trap door

    ..Maybe she’s got other things on her mind, like getting her own reality TV series on Bravo later this year. “Hey, Paula!” will show us the private Paula.

    Scary, huh? I’m imagining Paula flossing, visiting a drugstore or making a late-night call to Rosie O’Donnell: “How could you say (weep) that about me on ‘The View’? I’m a former Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader, I don’t drink, and the stool I was sitting on during that interview last week swiveled. Wheeee!”..

    http://www.courierpress.com/news/2007/jan/26/a-few-idol-thoughts-install-a-trap-door/

  2. CARRIE, YOU DO CARRY ON
    Underwood’s ‘Before He Cheats’ makes little sense coming from a nice girl like her

    ..We like her because, before American Idol, she had never been on an airplane. We like her because, after winning Idol, she finished her college degree. (And yes, Taylor Hicks, we are looking at you.)

    But we do not understand why Underwood would sing Before He Cheats, a song that is nothing more than a violent extended hallucination advocating tens of thousands of dollars in property damage, narrated by a jilted girlfriend who probably has only two friends left in the world: Jack and Daniels (or Jose and Cuervo or Grey and Goose — pick your own libation).

    Here, we present a deconstruction of Before He Cheats:..

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/entertainment/music/16551096.htm

  3. American Idol could reignite career of ‘the next Alanis’

    Thanks to her green card, Ottawa native Jory Steinberg is free to compete on the U.S. talent show and this time, she might just make it big, reports Patrick Langston.

    Touted as the next Alanis Morissette in 1998, Ottawa native Jory Steinberg vanished from the musical radar shortly afterward.

    Now she’s back, thanks to a stellar performance Wednesday night on television’s popular American Idol 6……

    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=8d9d8179-b2c0-4299-92c5-b5fc2debb22f&k=77475

  4. Fantasia’s newest songs don’t have time for pain
    ‘I’m not sad anymore; I’m not hurting anymore. I’m able to show people what music is to me.’ Fantasia

    ..For the singer, this new album represents a farewell to the old Fantasia story, which was the source of a best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, and a Lifetime made-for-cable movie by the same name..

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/extras/wn/WNResizeIframe.htm?rnd=0.8786841072068539&height=702&WNResizeIframeID=wn_frame30150393247604&WNDomain=video.orlandosentinel.com

  5. Good morning, LisaB! I got up extra early this morning to get a fire started. It is -20 here with the wind chill this morning! My poor dog almost cried when he had to go outside. Never have seen him go so fast! LOL! Anyway, I’m off to make some tea to start reading my “Idol newspaper” courtesy of you. Thank you so much!

    Hope you’re having a great day!

  6. Kidman, others in crash while filming in L.A.
    People and Places

    Bigger draw
    For one night, President Bush drew more TV viewers than American Idol.
    An estimated 45.5 million people watched the president deliver his State of the Union speech before Congress Tuesday night on nine TV networks, according to Nielsen Media Research.

    Fox’s Idol, which aired right before the president in most of the country, was seen by 32.6 million people.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-to.people26jan26,0,362492.column?coll=bal-artslife-today

  7. Kimball grad may appear on ‘American Idol’

    Kensington Church youth minister sworn to secrecy

    Will the next American Idol have roots in Oakland County?

    That’s yet to be determined as one of America’s most popular TV programs is still in the early stages. But Abbey Rondo, a 25-year-old Auburn Hills resident who auditioned for the Fox reality TV program “American Idol,” was flown to Hollywood, according to sources who asked not to be identified…….

    http://www.dailytribune.com/stories/012607/loc_idol001.shtml

  8. NEW MUSIC

    ..
    Katharine McPhee, Katharine McPhee (RCA). American Idol runner-up still trying to figure out who and what she is as a recording artist makes her debut on a CD said to include a heaping helping of urban oriented music. Yeah, that’s so appropriate. Critics were not provided with advance music (not a good sign) but received a glossy page of scattered fashion shots that looked like a cheesy Victoria’s Secret ad (an even worse sign).
    ..

    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/weekend/16540953.htm

  9. Biz mogul Sillerman in tune with “Idol,” Elvis

    CKX Inc. has been flying under the radar despite owning stakes in some of the biggest pop culture icons of our time, including “American Idol,” Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali and soccer star David Beckham.

    Shares of the company, led by chairman and CEO Robert F.X. Sillerman, have risen 10.6% this year, meaning its market capitalization stood at $1.2 billion as of Thursday — higher than that of, say, film concern Lions Gate Entertainment…………

    http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=industryNews&storyID=2007-01-26T072400Z_01_N25316084_RTRIDST_0_INDUSTRY-SILLERMAN-DC.XML

  10. Paula Abdul honoree at Gala in Vegas

    Forget the rumors swirling around the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Woman of the Year gala.

    Paula Abdul, the embattled honoree, is forever their girl, and she’ll have plenty of “American Idol” company on Saturday, ballet publicist Jennifer Kratochwill said Tuesday.

    The “American Idol” judge will have a large delegation of “Idol” supporters on hand. Six former “Idol” contestants, Anthony Fedorov, Bucky Covington, Melissa McGhee, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa and Paris Bennett, will do a medley of her 1980s hits.

    Some other entertainers have been lined up too, “and we’re still waiting to hear on Randy (Jackson) and Simon (Cowell) and Chris Daughtry.”

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Jan-24-Wed-2007/news/12162473.html

  11. Brown: Bluebird is host to Daughtry

    American Idol castoff Chris Daughtry spurned overtures to front Fuel after voters booted him from competition. Here’s our chance to hear whether starting his own band was the right call. Daughtry – how’d he come up with that band name? – performs Feb. 28 at the Bluebird. Tickets, $20, are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. (Ticketmaster).

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/spotlight_columnists/article/0,2777,DRMN_23962_5304811,00.html

  12. American Idol Contestants Sign Contract Telling Them They Will Be Made Fun Of – William Hung Has Made Over A Million

    ..American Idol 5 finalist Bucky Covington offered one of the most interesting tidbits of information. Bucky revealed that after they get past that first round that contestants sign a contract that says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“if thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s anything funny about you, weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going to go after ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going to hurt your feelings.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Bucky also talked about his upcoming debut on the Grand Oleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Opry that will occur on March 9, 2007..

    http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/2007/01/american_idol_c_3.html

  13. Johnston: ‘American Idol?’ Shut if off

    The season of nastiness is upon us. The political 2007-2008 season, which I’m sure will get nasty, is not the season I am now writing about. I am speaking of the TV show “American Idol.” On the face of it, it is just a TV talent show I would never watch, but it seems that 30-plus million of my fellow citizens are attracted to the small screen. They want to see who the stars of tomorrow may be.

    “Back in the day” (as the latest American idiom expressed it), Arthur Godfrey had a TV show featuring talent which was on several times a week. He had a huge following. Julius LaRosa and Pat Boone first appeared on Godfrey’s show as did a Hawaiian girl by the name of Houle Loki. Godfrey shocked America by how mean he was to her…….

    http://www.milforddailynews.com/opinion/8998978390916595711

  14. CATCH A glimpse of a RISING STAR

    ? “American Idol” contestant Marisa Rhodes will be performing two shows Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Leithsville Inn, 2006 Leithsville Road, Hellertown. The first show kicks off at 3 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. A second performance is scheduled for 9 p.m. Rhodes will be on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures.

    Rhodes will also be on hand at the Park Street Fire Benefit Concert Wednesday, January 31 at Crocodile Rock in Allentown. Tickets for the concert are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

    http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1169788343285870.xml&coll=2

  15. DIVA TALK: Chatting with Jacques Brel’s Gay Marshall Plus News of Buckley, Ripley and Salonga

    …and former “American Idol” contestant Constantine Maroulis, who sings beautifully and fits into the ensemble cast with ease. In fact, it’s the perfect time to catch this production, which champions the work of one of the great composers of the twentieth century.

    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/105160.html

  16. Rosie Sends Idols To Disneyworld

    ..Rosie responded with her usual largesse. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m told she immediately brought Jayne and Briggs to see her backstage at “The View” and gave them a tour after their interviews on “Good Morning America.” The pair did not appear on ‘The View,’ however, an insider says, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“because Rosie didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want them to be exploited or embarrassed more after sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d already spoken up.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    Not only that: Oà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Donnell is sending both men on all expense paid trips to Disneyworld. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m told they can bring anyone they like, too. Jayne and Briggs are likely to get better treatment down there than they did at the hands of Simon Cowell..

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,247040,00.html

  17. Local couple on ‘GAC’ today; Kidman in crash

    ..
    Katharine McPhee says Simon Cowell helped her break out of her shellà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦The last à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ runner-up Katharine McPhee majorly sexes it up for her soon to be released album and tells à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Extraà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  that is was Simon Cowell who helped her à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“break out of her shell.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  She reveals, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Simon Cowell said you have to spread your wings and show your personality because I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think America knows who you are.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    ..

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070125/BLOG03/70125054/1046

  18. Morning everyone.

    I just noticed that DIMYP got a spin in Richmond (Elliott must be up early) and a spin in Hartford, CT. See my own state makes me proud. So…to keep up the drinking game, everyone break out the mimosas!!!!

    For those who weren’t around yesterday, we decided to start a drinking game called the spin game. Everytime Taylor gets a spin, we take a drink. We figured there is not much chance of getting drunk.

  19. Good morning…..

    Up early JJ. I don’t care what anyone says, I don’t believe 45 million people tuned in to the president Wednesday. Maybe they had it on mute, waiting for it to end??????

  20. Kiwi named internet’s biggest star

    ..The online serial has also brought in another celebrity, Katharine McPhee, runner-up on American Idol, in a lively episode last Friday, which Heffernan said highlighted more dimensions to Bree’s freakiness.

    McPhee plays a nameless young woman who stumbles onto some dark details of the plot, including Daniel’s careless mention of the cult that Bree escaped.

    “Rose, who has become a truly terrific actress, chooses to strangle Bree’s confidence and become childish, as when she faces McPhee for the first time,” said Heffernan..

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=181790

  21. Morning LisaB and Masshole.

    Mass, us Taylor fans need to celebrate each and every spin. So, get that mimosa out! Taylor should come here. I mean he’s not going to hear about what a great a$$ he has (OK, he’s not only going to hear what a great a$$ he has), we started a freakin’ drinking game in his honor. You know he would love that.

    Anyway, I think people didn’t realize that AI was only 1 hour on Tuesday, so they left it on waiting to see Ryan Seacrest.

  22. THE IDOL’S IDOL

    Ruben Studdard grooves to slow jams à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ just like hero Luther Vandross

    ……”It’s a great show that will be around for a long time,” Studdard said. “It helped me get to where I am as a singer. A lot of people don’t realize how hard I was trying to get into the business before “American Idol.’ I was making demos and just working so hard. I’m so thankful for “American Idol.’ It helps give singers a wonderful opportunity. I’m fortunate enough to have taken advantage of it. Everything about “American Idol’ was wonderful.”

    Even outspoken “Idol” judge Simon Cowell?

    “Simon is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,” Studdard claimed. “He was great to me. People have no idea what he’s really like.”

    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070126/ENT/70126002/1031/NEWS03

  23. For TV extroverts, silence is a harsh reality

    Before the Internet, the most effective means of learning all the local news was, of course, going to the hair salon.
    Melissa Sgambelluri works the front desk at the Jean Paul Day Spa & Hair Salon in Stuyvesant Plaza. It was her co-workers and customers who ponied up the expenses for her to travel to Memphis, Tenn., in September to audition for “American Idol.”

    As soon as she got back, the questions started: How did you do?………

    http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=557443&category=ARTS&newsdate=1/26/2007

  24. Also-ran on `Idol’ tries out new gig

    We have steadfastly ignored him since the first season of “American Idol” ended, but adorable finalist Justin Guarini is still working it.

    Guarini has joined TV Guide Channel’s “Idol Tonight,” a live preshow dedicated to the minutiae of the talent competition.

    Guarini, whose recording and Broadway careers have fizzled since he came in second to Kelly Clarkson, will provide commentary on the show alongside Kimberly Caldwell, a second-season “Idol” finalist, and Rosanna Tavarez, a winner of the WB’s “Popstars.”……….

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0701260006jan26,1,938137.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

  25. You need another mimosa, JJ. The Runaround was played in Birmingham!

    ETA: Good morning, JJ and Mass!

  26. Anyway, I think people didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize that AI was only 1 hour on Tuesday, so they left it on waiting to see Ryan Seacrest.

    Good call JJ.

    All the ‘idols’ with a sense of humour should hang here.

  27. Hey Bobbi, wow, if this continues, I’m not going to get much work done today.

    You’re right LisaB, we are fun, all the idols, who can hack it, should hang here.

  28. Cure the Kids Radiothon Jan. 26 & 27

    ..Beginning this Friday morning at 6 a.m., Kiss Country will begin broadcasting live from the Asheville Mall on 99.9 FM, with volunteers on hand to take donations by phone until 9 p.m. each day. The interactive format will include patient stories, family interviews and celebrity performances, including Ty Herndon and Bucky Covington..

    http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=4228&Page=1

  29. American Idol 6: Week Two

    ..Simultaneously, the sob stories are becoming rote and tired. While Johnson’s speech would be perfect for “Dreamgirls II,” it’s about time Fox started to put the emphasis on who indeed might be the next Idol. So far, we have received short shrift in that department –35 from the New York tryout, where 16,000 auditioned, are on their way to Hollywood and maybe five of them have been given appropriate airtime.

    But of all the singers moving to the second round whose auditions were televised, regardless of the city, they all appear to be genre singers who may well slip up when pushed out of their comfort zone..

    http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117932565.html?categoryid=32&cs=1

  30. Princess and the P
    With Kevin ”Chicken Little” Covais spitting dope rhymes on her forthcoming debut record, ”Idol” fame is the last thing on Paris Bennett’s mind

    .. With the new season of Idol, do you have any favorites so far?
    Paris Bennett: I’ve only seen the first two shows, so it may change, but I liked Jared Fowler, from Minneapolis. He was the guy in the Navy, and he can really sing. Doing that Rascal Flats song, he was great.

    Do you miss being on the show?
    Not at all. I’m not into that whole compete-for-your-talent thing… I want to know how long this can go on. It’s going to start repeating itself, finding the same people over and over until you’ve seen it all. They already have an Idol in every genre. How long is it before you’re bored and it just becomes a popularity contest?….

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20009723,00.html

  31. Pastors taste à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Waffles … Spaghettià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢

    ..
    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ finalist records with family
    The folks at Macedonia Baptist Churchof Rockford already know that their first lady, Shirley Bennett, can sing. A national audience may soon discover her, too.

    Bennett, her daughter, Grammy Award-winner Ann Nesby, and her granddaughter, recording artist Jamecia Bennett, joined her great-granddaughter and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  finalist, Paris Bennett, on the teenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s debut album, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Princess P,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  MTV is reporting.

    The ladies sing together on the song à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Best Friend.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    ..

    http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070125/NEWS0602/101250030/1154

  32. Oh dearie dear. Two mimosas and I woke up feeling urpy. At 4 AM. The mimosas should put me over the top. Hey Taylor, slug o’ rum for ya’.

  33. Local couple on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹GACà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ today; Kidman in crash

    ..
    Katharine McPhee says Simon Cowell helped her break out of her shellà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦The last à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ runner-up Katharine McPhee majorly sexes it up for her soon to be released album and tells à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Extraà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  that is was Simon Cowell who helped her à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“break out of her shell.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  She reveals, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Simon Cowell said you have to spread your LEGS and show your TITS because I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think America knows who you are.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    *****

  34. Anybody read that article LisaB posted about Jory? Look at the connections she already has:

    “That same year (1998), Ms. Steinberg was snapped up for a seven-album deal with record label 143, owned by Canadian-born producer David Foster.

    Ms. Steinberg had been introduced to Mr. Foster during the 1994 Junos by Ottawa concert promoter Ken Craig, who first heard her singing O Canada at an Ottawa Lynx baseball game……..Alas, Ms. Steinberg’s deal with 143 — a rarity in the risk-averse record industry where a one- or two-album contract is the norm — was too good to be true. A management shuffle at the record label occurred before her first album was even given a title and the record was never released.

    A single, Try to Say Goodbye, did make it to Canadian radio and fared well overseas. “I think it went double platinum in Australia or Japan,” said Ms. Steinberg.

    Ms. Tanno-Kimmons has another perspective on why Ms. Steinberg’s music career flagged.

    “She’s too good. She was too clean. When those other popular girls came along, they can’t sing, but they went for dirty lines to sell. She didn’t go for that.”

    My emphasis, but interesting, isn’t it?

  35. Local Idol contestant heading to Hollywood

    Jenry Bejarano’s powerful voice vaulted the Schalmont High School senior to potential pop star in mere minutes.

    The 17-year-old delivered a jaw-dropping performance on the hit talent show American Idol, sending him into the second round.

    “For me, it was really like it was comfortable. I felt comfortable. It was fun,” Bejarano said…….

    http://www.capitalnews9.com/content/headlines/?ArID=203569&SecID=33

  36. She reveals, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Simon Cowell said you have to spread your LEGS and show your TITS because I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think America knows who you are.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  No Shame LA

    :lol_tb:

  37. Hmmmm, I had liked Jory. I thought the rule was that to be on American Idol you could not have had a major record deal. Did that rule change this year? I thought Taylor had to prove that his CD’s were indeed indie?

    A single, Try to Say Goodbye, did make it to Canadian radio and fared well overseas. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I think it went double platinum in Australia or Japan,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  said Ms. Steinberg.

    OK, you had one hit. How do you not know for sure that it went double platinum and where. Maybe Taylor dosen’t realize DIMYP went gold and his CD was certified platinum. Maybe someone should tell him.

    I’m starting to like this season of AI less and less

  38. It seems as if the rules are really fluid, JJ. I liked Jory too, but…..kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Sure doesn’t seem like it is the “unknown” auditioning this year. Maybe the “not big enoughs”?

  39. I think the rule is you can’t currently be signed to a deal. Good Morning all.

  40. But doesn’t it feel like people like Jory and Jordin Sparks are fairly professional? When I read Jordin’s wiki page, I was amazed! Both of these girls have quite impressive resumes already. I know they both fall within the show’s parameters…….but it just doesn’t feel good to me.

  41. Lots of people said that about Taylor last year. She just takes it a little further.

  42. Six former à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  contestants, Anthony Fedorov, Bucky Covington, Melissa McGhee, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa and Paris Bennett, will do a medley of her 1980s hits.

    I would pay good money to hear Bucky sing “Straight Up.” WTF?

    RE: Jory – I am not interested in rooting for someone who has had a major label recording contract in the past (even if it was just in Canada :P )(Not that I would ever vote for a girl, but I guess this would apply for the British boyband guy).

    Jory – just get a little dress and thigh-high boots and you’ll be a HUGE star! Go “urban”!

  43. There is also the british guy who was in the boy band. It does seem like it is turning into the “my contract didn’t work out” show.

  44. I think it depends how ‘honest’ the producers are with their backstories.

    Leona Lewis (X Factor) was portrayed as a humble receptionist who hadn’t any idea of her talent, rather than the go getter who had been to LA and worked with Ludacris.

    I had a major problem with that.

  45. I know you could probably throw Taylor into the mix as well. However, he never had a major record deal. He was working his a$$ off to try and get it. But, he did have alot more experience than contestants in the past. It just seems like having contestants that had a major deal is not 100% kosher. I mean, in theory, what is stopping Lance Bass from auditioning.

  46. To me, Taylor was different. He was a local bar singer, working his butt off to get a break. These girls had breaks…major breaks and they didn’t work out. Too bad, how sad.

  47. I agree, I was only pointing out people were complaining about Taylor last year and to some degree, Chris. This year, they seem to have taken it further.

  48. Not that I would ever vote for a girl… Cheese

    Wassamadda wit girls. Females are really quite nice when you get to know them.

  49. Who on earth can listen to a whole album of Lily Allen?

    Don’t all her songs sound the same? I can never distinguish one from the other. Hmmmm.

  50. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t all her songs sound the same? I can never distinguish one from the other. Hmmmm.

    Did DAUGHTRY change the name of the band already?

  51. Sighà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.we havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t had any spins in awhile, my buzz is wearing off. JJ
    ************

    Oh, have one for the road. I have to be on it in fifteen minutes and it’s 3 degrees.

  52. Did DAUGHTRY change the name of the band already?

    I was trying desperately not to go there. Well, so much for that! ;)

  53. You know what was depressing? I looked up Kat’s spins on yes. Her team is really doing well by her. I’m happy for her fans but I wish Taylor’s team had done that much earlier.

  54. Masshole
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 7:42 am
    Not that I would ever vote for a girlà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Cheese

    Wassamadda wit girls. Females are really quite nice when you get to know them.

    *****

    I don’t vote for girls either.
    When I listen to a love song, I want to hear a man
    emoting to me.

  55. I was trying desperately not to go there. Well, so much for that! ;)

    You gave the opening, I just ran with it.

  56. One thing I’ve noticed here is the large amount of albums that are advertised on tv. I’ve heard Lily Allen about 20 times today.

  57. OMG! I’m watching last night’s “Larry King Live” and William Hung is singing his new record…..Achy Breaky Heart. Unbelievable! :lol_tb: Justin says…..”you’ve improved note wise.” Bucky broke up and then said he loved it.

  58. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t vote for girls either.
    When I listen to a love song, I want to hear a man
    emoting to me. NOLA
    ****************************

    But every song isn’t a love song. How is one of us ever going to be president (and, no, I don’t mean Hillary)?

    Hmmmmmm. This could possibly be why women seem so under-represented in the music biz.

  59. I have to agree with cheese and nola. Looking thru my cd collection, I own very few cd’s by women artists. It’s not a conscious decision. I think I just prefer male singing voices.

  60. I’m with the guy singers as well. I just like them better. There are very few female singers I like. I do like Pink (I will admit it). Other than that, there are not too many.

  61. But every song isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t a love song. How is one of us ever going to be president (and, no, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean Hillary)?

    Hmmmmmm. This could possibly be why women seem so under-represented in the music biz.

    ****

    Sorry, I like men!!!!!

  62. Rock you like a Family Man
    On his debut album, American Idol alum Chris Daughtry sings about what is real to him.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-ca-daughtry28jan28,0,1653547.story

    “I thought about writing with some country writers just for the experience”, the North Carolina native admits, his southern drwal undimmed by a year spent on airplanes and in green rooms. “I always thought that, lyrically, they were so smart and witty. Country songs have something a lot of songs don’t have: a story that brings you in.”

    Chris should write a song with Keith Urban. That would be HOT!!

  63. YouTube, LiveDigital Subpoenaed

    News Corp.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Twentieth Century Fox takes legal action against video-hosting sites.

    Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed the video-sharing sites LiveDigital and Googleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s YouTube because four episodes of the TV show 24 appeared on the sites prior to the air date, a company spokesman for LiveDigital confirmed.

    The subpoena, filed January 18, in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California, requested LiveDigital and YouTube to take down the videos and provide information to help identify the subscribers who posted the content…………

    http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=20958&hed=YouTube%2C+LiveDigital+Subpoenaed

  64. I’m not holding the recording contract against Jory since none were actually released. In a way it makes me take notice of her more since it was too bad that it turned out that way for her. I’ll add her to my little list of singers to watch.

  65. Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“you need that momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve fallen and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get up?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    ********************************************

    Well, the distance is pretty short. All in the perspective, ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it.

    Looks at Mass. now ya see? That was quite profound, soooooo….the weddings back on.

    Was Bucky adorable last night on LKL or WHAT??? I think the boy had his pearly whites fixed! He was cute as can be. Im buying his CD when it comes out.

    Why the hell was Ugly Betty a repeat? Grey’s was good. I love george.

  66. bean – Something had to be released if she had a platinum record overseas.

    Good morning, Dingo!

  67. Chris should write a song with Keith Urban. That would be HOT!!

    Thats cause Keith urban is hot, he sizzles.

  68. Hey dingo, Sundance Head – I just don’t like him. We disagree my bunny slipper loving friend.

  69. dingo, did you hear yesterday that Taylor is going to write a song about bunny slippers

  70. I have been lurking for awhile. I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t in the mood to post any comments.
    Too much à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹angstà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ lately. Too much talk of failure. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t knowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..this whole thing just depresses me.

    Anyway, I have a lot on my mind, so bear with me.

    I have watched American Idol 6 for the past two weeks. I told myself I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t; but my son loves the audition phase of the show, so I decided to see if any of the contestants were any good. There are a few I like. Jory and Melinda come to mind. However, none and I mean NONE of the contestants so far has hooked me like Taylor did in his audition. I honestly donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hold out hope that any of them will.

    I re-watched his audition this morning.

    I swear it still gives me goose bumps!

    That smile of his still disarms me.

    The way he looks at the judges after he finishes his first song still makes me smile.

    When he begs them to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give me a chanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, still breaks my heart.

    And, that voice still makes my heart soar.

    There is vulnerability in Taylor and a rawness which canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be manufactured
    or taught. It is innate. He has so much passion and he exudes a quiet confidence that is so refreshing.

    There is an honesty and weariness which surfaces from time to time.

    He is as real as they come.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t, for one minute, believe that Taylor feels like a failure.
    He won American Idol. He will be embarking on a nation-wide tour
    very soon. His voice was heard loud and clear. He is doing what he was meant to do. He will be entertaining us for years to come. He is living his dream.

    He may beà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹failureà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ in some peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s eyes, but he is NOT a failure
    in the eyes and the heart of the only person who counts. His!

  71. Hey dingo, Sundance Head – I just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like him. We disagree my bunny slipper loving friend.

    JJ…yes you do and no we dont.

    Wha’d I tell ya yesterday in that long post? You keep it up and yer gonna find a size 6 bunnyslipper in a very uncomfortable orifice dammit.

  72. Hey everyone, pour another mimosa!!!! The Runaround in Birmingham and Dream Myself Awake in Richmond!!!!

    Kylovestaylor, none of us think Taylor is a failure. However, we are, and I also think Taylor is as well, able to laugh at ourselves. Remember, if we don’t laugh, we will cry.

  73. Whoever you are kylovestaylor,
    I LOVE YOU!
    well said !

    kylovestaylor
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 8:35 am
    I have been lurking for awhile. I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t in the mood to post any comments.
    Too much à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹angstà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ lately. Too much talk of failure. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t knowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..this whole thing just depresses me.

    Anyway, I have a lot on my mind, so bear with me.

    I have watched American Idol 6 for the past two weeks. I told myself I wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t; but my son loves the audition phase of the show, so I decided to see if any of the contestants were any good. There are a few I like. Jory and Melinda come to mind. However, none and I mean NONE of the contestants so far has hooked me like Taylor did in his audition. I honestly donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hold out hope that any of them will.

    I re-watched his audition this morning.

    I swear it still gives me goose bumps!

    That smile of his still disarms me.

    The way he looks at the judges after he finishes his first song still makes me smile.

    When he begs them to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give me a chanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, still breaks my heart.

    And, that voice still makes my heart soar.

    There is vulnerability in Taylor and a rawness which canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be manufactured
    or taught. It is innate. He has so much passion and he exudes a quiet confidence that is so refreshing.

    There is an honesty and weariness which surfaces from time to time.

    He is as real as they come.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t, for one minute, believe that Taylor feels like a failure.
    He won American Idol. He will be embarking on a nation-wide tour
    very soon. His voice was heard loud and clear. He is doing what he was meant to do. He will be entertaining us for years to come. He is living his dream.

    He may beà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹failureà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ in some peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s eyes, but he is NOT a failure
    in the eyes and the heart of the only person who counts. His!

  74. JJà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦yes you do and no we dont.

    This is going to be so much fun.

  75. I don’t consider Taylor a failure either. I’m really happy for him because I think he is truly living his dream…..probably much more than he ever allowed himself to dream. Watching Larry King last night and seeing how well some of the “losers” have done, I’m not worried about Taylor in the least. I can’t wait to see him in April. I just need to not take to heart all the naysayers around here. He doesn’t have to equal The Beatles or Elvis to have a wonderful career that makes him happy. That’s all I wish for him and I think he’s well on his way.

  76. Kyl, you sound a little down so first I want to say that whatever is hurting you goes away soon.

    Second, its all good. Taylor will be fine in the long run. We are just so used to instant wins from him on Idol but the music industry is a dog eat dog world. I got a feeling he did what he could with this first CD which was, IMHO, a hard payback. Something he had to do and in hindsight, it was pretty good compared to what it COULD have been.

    The next CD will be more of what we have come to expect from him i think or at least, thats my hope.

    He’s gonna be fine.

  77. kylovestaylor He may beà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹failureà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ in some peopleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s eyes, but he is NOT a failure in the eyes and the heart of the only person who counts. His!

    Ky I like what you said. I have been feeling the same way about the gloom and doom on the blog. While I want Taylor to be as big a success as he can be, I also understand that because he is not typical of the carp that is popular today, that his career might be different than Chris’. All I want is for Taylor to have the career he wants making the music he wants and that I get to see him do this for a very long time. :wub_tb:

  78. ky, I hope you realize that most of us around here, who are Taylor fans, and talk about him writing songs about bunny slippers, playing at Metta’s sons birthday party, etc are JOKING. Its all in fun and I truly believe Taylor would be able to laugh at it as well. I by no means, feel Taylor is a failure. However, he is not doing as well as the AI should be doing. I’m not sure why, but he isn’t, it cannot be denied. However, that does not mean he is a failure, it means there are other roads to pave.

  79. I enjoy all Taylors work.
    but for those that haven’t seen it.
    Taylor explains plans for his next album on Gofish.

  80. Take another drink!!!!! DIMYP in Roanoke. I can feel it, I’m not getting any work done today.

  81. Dingo….You keep it up and yer gonna find a size 6 bunnyslipper in a very uncomfortable orifice dammit.

    Dingo, you have such a wonderful way with words!! It makes my day to read your posts.

  82. I haven’t seen doom and gloom on the blog regarding Taylor. Just a little good natured fun. I don’t think anyone here regards Taylor to be a failure based on his sales.

  83. JJ…..I can feel it, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not getting any work done today.

    So it’s a regular day, right JJ? :laugh_tb:

  84. By the way, I love the new version of HOAD.
    IMO, that song should have been included on every CD,
    not just the special Walmart version.

  85. You know, I’m starting to get a bad feeling here. Since I am one of the major contributors to the way jersey said “good natured fun”, I am making the assumption that ky’s post was geared towards me. I was only intending to have good natured fun, and was really only joking. If other people felt differently, than I apologize. Have fun today.

  86. Morning Dingo. Are you and your bunny slippers coming to my birdie hot tub today?

    BTW Keith Urban is starting his U.S. tour soon according to my paper this morning. And yes, he is hot.

  87. I re-watched his audition this morning.

    I swear it still gives me goose bumps!

    That smile of his still disarms me.

    The way he looks at the judges after he finishes his first song still makes me smile.

    When he begs them to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give me a chanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, still breaks my heart.

    Kyl, anyone who is a Taylor fan will agree completely with this and thats what you call charisma.

    This is why Im trying to say that there are many others who have a better singing voice than Taylor, but its the OTHER part that wins you over in an even bigger magnetic draw I think. He makes me want to protect him, he has this wounded aura around him and it makes me feel sad sometimes. Its like he’s a little kid and he just wants to please everyone. I think those of us who come from divorced or troubled childhoods can really connect to that part of him.

    I aint no shrink (though I play one in the batcave) but I think its his vulnerability that draws women to him in droves. That and the fact that he has beautiful features, soft, sweet, handsome features so when you hear that rough, edgy, raspy voice come out of that sweet looking person, your not prepared for what your hearing and YET, when he sings something like “Cant You See”, the pleading and the sadness make you FEEL the melancholy. And when he does what he does to a song like HN, well Im hard put to remember the last time I was transported so powerfully as I was in that video. I STILL watch it nearly everyday.

    Taylor Hicks is gonna be just fine. His music will be with us for decades. I want my iPod creamated with me when I die lol.

  88. No, I don’t think you all think he is a failure.
    I am talking about other people. Articles on websites…
    articles in newspapers and magazines.

    Simon’s ‘snarky’ comments.

    It is all getting so old.

    I love this blog!

    :lol_wp:

    You all are so great!

    I just had to speak my mind. None of it was directed at any of you here.

    By the way…that Jenry kid is way too pretty.

    Ace is ‘man pretty’.
    Jenry is ‘boy pretty’.

    Noone should be allowed to be that good looking!

    :redface_wp:

    I am old enough to be his mother!

    He is my son’s age……..

  89. I’ve been lurking around here, mostly because I haven’t had anything to add to the discussion, if there is one.
    From the very beginning, it’s been my belief that Simon’s disrespect for Taylor is about nothing more than his (Simon’s) age-ism – he’s clinging to his ‘youth’ as if he has a chance to hang on to it. It’s never been about anything more or less than Taylor’s hair.
    Simon’s embracing that Sundance character just put the period at the end of that sentence.
    Is there anyone more shallow than Simon Cowell? I don’t think so.
    By the way, I’ve turned AI off and intend to leave it off.
    Oh, and good morning!

  90. Personally, I enjoy the snark on all the idols, including Taylor. As a Taylor fan, it’s one of the reasons I prefer this blog to any of the puppies, kittens, rainbows and unicorns (don’t forget the unicorns) of fan sites.

  91. Yes, Keith Urban is extremely hot!

    I would love to see him in concert.

    By the way, he has a music DVD out and it so worth money!

    Another man who is way too good looking.

    : )

    PS… I will be more positive the rest of the day.

    I promise!

  92. Morning Dingo. Are you and your bunny slippers coming to my birdie hot tub today?

    Little Debbi, honestly, I aint never heard of a heated bird bath. The birds around here are mighty hefty, they can take it dammit. I got this picture in my head of birds laying around the inside rim of the bath with their wings stretched over the lip of the bird bath and a cigar in their beaks ala that scene from “Scarface” where Pacino is in the bathtub. LMAO.

    And if we make fun of Taylor here its never bad natured. In fact, its like this. I can call my sister an asshole but gawd help you if I catch YOU calling her an asshole.

    For the most part we love taylor but we aint blind to his shortcomings or the faux paxs that have been made in his camp and we call a spade a spade. Taylor is by far, ONE of the best things that ever happened to me. I mean that.

  93. crazymomelon: Is there anyone more shallow than Simon Cowell?

    Tough to say…maybe Paris Hilton.

  94. JJ wrote:
    ky, I hope you realize that most of us around here, who are Taylor fans, and talk about him writing songs about bunny slippers, playing at Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sons birthday party, etc are JOKING. Its all in fun and I truly believe Taylor would be able to laugh at it as well. I by no means, feel Taylor is a failure. However, he is not doing as well as the AI should be doing. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure why, but he isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t, it cannot be denied. However, that does not mean he is a failure, it means there are other roads to pave.
    ****************
    JJ I agree with you here.
    but really, as a long time reader and poster ,
    IMHO
    I think mj has the patience of JOB.
    I must say lately the sarcasim has risen to an all time high.
    even I can only take so much of the stupid jokes at Taylor exspense
    or towards any Idol for that matter.
    I started listening to myself awhile back.
    and It got old months ago.
    I took my inventory
    and now,reading some of this,Even I walk away.

    Imagine the newcomer.
    I bet there are many who lurk an wonder.
    what happened to all the insightful posters?
    Not everyone stopping by gets it.
    Just thought I’d share that.
    go ahead
    have fun
    fire away.

  95. LisaB, awesome job on all the Idol info. I LOVE it with my morning coffee.

    As for Simon, I rather like him but he does have a hard on for Taylor. Why? Im not sure. I think Simon doesnt handle confidence from others very well and as the season wore on and particularily the night Taylor did the “fuck you” song (PTFMWB) and performed it in front of Simon for several minutes as the crowd went wild, I think that was when Simon REALLY was not comfortable with him. Before Taylor Simon could always control the show. This was gonna be a different kind of season and Simon knew it from that point forward.

  96. Once we get past Hollywood things will lighten up and the fun will begin.

  97. kyl — Well said! I still think Taylor’s audition was the best EVAH on Idol. No one has even come close to stopping a show in its tracks like Taylor did.

    Taylor was the Anti-American Idol, so he will continue to be treated that way by the show he so deliciously sent into a fluttery tailspin by winning, not only the entire thing, but stomping on their chosen ones every single week.

    I love this blog because we CAN kid around with all aspects of the Idols we do, and do not, admire with equal snarkiness. No one is spared.

    Many people on here make me laugh a lot and what is life without some good laughs every day.

  98. what happened to all the insightful posters?

    Looks at sweet t.

    HEY!

    What am I?

    Chopped liver?

    Shuffles away in my worn out bunny slippers shaking my head. Ya give these kids yer life, yer BEST lines and they suck the blood from ya.

  99. This is why Im trying to say that there are many others who have a better singing voice than Taylor, but its the OTHER part that wins you over in an even bigger magnetic draw I think. He makes me want to protect him, he has this wounded aura around him and it makes me feel sad sometimes. Its like heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a little kid and he just wants to please everyone. I think those of us who come from divorced or troubled childhoods can really connect to that part of him.

    I aint no shrink (though I play one in the batcave) but I think its his vulnerability that draws women to him in droves. That and the fact that he has beautiful features, soft, sweet, handsome features so when you hear that rough, edgy, raspy voice come out of that sweet looking person, your not prepared for what your hearing and YET, when he sings something like à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Cant You Seeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , the pleading and the sadness make you FEEL the melancholy. And when he does what he does to a song like HN, well Im hard put to remember the last time I was transported so powerfully as I was in that video. I STILL watch it nearly everyday.

    DINGO, that is the best thing I have read in a long long time. Thanks! I also have to tell you, that everytime I go to the store and see bunny shoes, I think of you!

  100. Bobbi: Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to run out of firewood way too soon.

    Hey Bobbi, I have three cords outside. Want to borrow some?

  101. American Idol: What What What Would You Do?

    So far this season, weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve had to sit through seven hours of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idol.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s almost one full day of work. Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen good singers and bad singers, bush babies and cowardly lions and chinchillas. Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen fluffy doughy contestants; and weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen Porcelana.

    Basically, folks, weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen a lot of crap. Now, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always maintained that The-à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ -Powers-That-Be are paying attention to what weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re saying. Last season, I single-handedly got Randy Jackson to use the word à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“flatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  instead of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sharp.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  I swear. That so happened.

    So, letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s use this opportunity to give The Others something to gnaw on until Tuesdays suck fest of mostly mediocre singers mingled with the outcasts of society.

    Here are some areas in which I feel The-Powers-That-Be can improve à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idol.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ……

    http://blogs.phillyburbs.com/blog.php?p=10195&cat=39

  102. good morning, Lisa B , thanks for all the news
    Great week, lots of Elliott news, and the wait is getting shorter to hear his music, whoopee!
    Our little high school going crazy for Jenry and his audition, everyone asked me about it yesterday, it’s all the buzz! We don’t get a lot of excitement here, the kids hang out at the mall,have parties and go to hockey and basketball games.
    It is freezing here and we could use some excitement, it’s regents wk, my kids are griping about studying. Happy weekend all

  103. Bobbi, its freakin’ freezing here as well. Bone chilling, teeth chattering, COLDDDDDDDD.

    I just wanna add, MJ’s is by far and IMHO, the BEST blog on the net cause it talks about mostly Idol stuff but she allows us to discuss lots of stuff. If you want Taylor 24/7 and if you want to hear nothing but…Taylor we love you, Taylor your the best, Taylor it hurts me when they say mean things about you, Taylor Im coming to see 18 of your shows, Taylor I hate how mean Simon is to you, Taylor your beautiful, Taylor I bought 6 of your CD’s today…..

    Oh gawd Im making myself nauseaus, then you know where ta go for that.

    The one thing I worry about here is that we make sure we dont become or get more cliquish. All blogs have their inner circle and many lurkers are afraid to post. No one wants to be rejected.

  104. thedingoateyobaby
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 9:12 am
    what happened to all the insightful posters?

    Looks at sweet t.

    HEY!

    What am I?

    Chopped liver?

    Shuffles away in my worn out bunny slippers shaking my head. Ya give these kids yer life, yer BEST lines and they suck the blood from ya.

    Dingo:
    BAWAAA!
    from Grays to the Boogie to here ..
    you should know by now.
    present company excluded.

    You guys know who you are.

  105. jersey…..Personally, I enjoy the snark on all the idols, including Taylor. As a Taylor fan, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s one of the reasons I prefer this blog to any of the puppies, kittens, rainbows and unicorns (donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget the unicorns) of fan sites.

    Yeah, if I wanted puppies, I would just go the animal shelter and adopt one. :rolleyes_tb:

  106. I hope you realize that most of us around here, who are Taylor fans, and talk about him writing songs about bunny slippers, playing at Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sons birthday party, etc are JOKING.

    Really?!? F*CK! Gotta get a damn clown now.

  107. Bobbi: Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to run out of firewood way too soon.

    Little Debbi: Hey Bobbi, I have three cords outside. Want to borrow some?

    I would love it! I have to wait for my husband to get out from work tonight. I’ve been through 20 pieces already and only have a few left. The wind is making this fire burn like crazy! (I’ll be okay…..I mean, I am in a heated house but the fire makes it so much nicer.)

  108. kylovestaylor … may I call you my soul sista? :) I loved your post and understand your feelings.

    Welcome, it’s goog to have you here!

  109. This Web site can name that tune

    Do you ever find yourself humming a song whose title, to your frustration, you don’t know or can’t remember? New search Web site Midomi is designed to actually identify that song for you in as little as 10 seconds………

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6153657.html

  110. JJ
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 8:33 am Edit

    Hey dingo, Sundance Head – I just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like him. We disagree my bunny slipper loving friend.

    And this is where the fun begins. I can guarantee that all of the fans of one particular Idol will never again agree on a favorite Idol. Oh, no they won’t…. :cool1_tb:

  111. Dingo…..and particularily the night Taylor did the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“fuck youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  song (PTFMWB) and performed it in front of Simon for several minutes as the crowd went wild, I think that was when Simon REALLY was not comfortable with him. Before Taylor Simon could always control the show. This was gonna be a different kind of season and Simon knew it from that point forward.

    I’m with you Dingo. I have had men in my life who had to control everything including me and when I would get out from under their control, it would just throw them for a loop.

    And from now on when I hear PTFMWB, I will think of it as “Taylor’s Fuck You Song” :thumbup_tb:

  112. Metta…..Really?!? F*CK! Gotta get a damn clown now.

    Metta, are you hiring JJ for the party?

  113. Yeah, I wanted winter, Dingo, but I really would prefer a couple of snow storms to this frigid cold. My poor dog doesn’t even want to go outside and THAT is totally different. He’s camped out in front of the fireplace and won’t move!

  114. I am curious about these stations playing DIMYP. Is this normally in their rotations? I never hear it except in a store or something so I’m just wondering.

  115. Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..Really?!? F*CK! Gotta get a damn clown now.

    Metta, are you hiring JJ for the party?

    LMAO!

  116. JJ
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 8:48 am

    You know, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m starting to get a bad feeling here. Since I am one of the major contributors to the way jersey said à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“good natured funà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , I am making the assumption that kyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s post was geared towards me. I was only intending to have good natured fun, and was really only joking. If other people felt differently, than I apologize. Have fun today.

    That’s sweet of you to apologize JJ, but of course uneccessary. Doom-and-gloom, as well as cheerleading is welcome here on this blog. It’s all part of the big picture. I’d be really upset if people were afraid to be honest–out of fear of upsetting people.

    I actually think the bunny slipper stuff, and the joking about spins, and the 3-stooges-as-j-records stuff is hilarious, and I hope it never stops. I’m also happy that people post their feelings of unbridled optimism here.

    Just remember, there is room for everbody at this party…

    For the record, I don’t think Taylor is a failure by any stretch of the imagination. But then, I never bought into the hype about record sales either. I’ve always felt he’d be a hard sell as an Idol-type superstar, so nothing that’s happened so far is upsetting to me.

    I’ll take it a step further. I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    For that reason, and others, I harbor no ill feelings toward Chris Daughtry. I think it’s awesome for him that he’s sold so many records and is getting played on the radio. That’s Chris’s path. And Chris’s path has nothing to do with Taylor’s path at this point in time.

    I think it’s all good.

  117. Katharine McPhee, Katharine McPhee (RCA). American Idol runner-up still trying to figure out who and what she is as a recording artist makes her debut on a CD said to include a heaping helping of urban oriented music. Yeah, thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s so appropriate. Critics were not provided with advance music (not a good sign) but received a glossy page of scattered fashion shots that looked like a cheesy Victoriaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Secret ad (an even worse sign).

    Does anyone feel Simon was being a typical man when he gave her that advise…

    Also, her people spent all that money to produce her cd and they are hiding it from the critics..Not a good sign..Either Kat has a lot of charm or her father’s pull must be very strong for the record company to invest this much money on an AI singer who has yet to prove her worth…

    Good Morning everyone…

    JJ, did you see the new Go Fish video where someone asks Taylor what’s his favorite drink is? He said soft drink. I am sure that was not the answer she was looking for..LOL

  118. I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    Well said, MJ!

  119. Metta…..I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    Well said, MJ!

    Ditto!!! Plus I think MJ has a future as a diplomat. She will definitely get all the experience she needs moderating the invested fans on this blog. :thumbup_tb:

  120. My take on Taylor’s fans – please feel free to kick my a$$ if you disagree…

    There is no solitary profile of the “soul patrol” despite the some of the critic’s lazy attempts to sterotype.

    There are some Taylor fans who want to mother him, defend him as he’s one of their own children. We take pride in his accomplishments, we defend him against those who attack him because we have invested emotionally in him as a musician and as a person.

    There are some Taylor fans who would like to uh, have their way with him. He gets the juices flowing, metaphorically and literally. They love the music too, but he stirs not only the soul but other emotions as well.

    There are some fans who will not tolerate criticism by other fans because they believe saying anything negative will hurt Taylor.

    There are some fans who feel Taylor has a thick enough skin, and a sense of humor, to be able to take the criticism of his fans and might even find some of the snark funny.

    There are some fans who prefer “good time party Taylor” and want to be his traveling circus of fans.

    There are some fans who prefer ballad-singing Taylor who lets his artistry with interpretation and the unique qualities of his whiskey tenor tell the tale better than the lyrics alone.

    There are some fans who like gelled and stylin’ Taylor who sings a more pop-oriented style of music.

    There are many fans who prefer unplugged, more accoustic Taylor of his live performances and prior albums, gel or no gel.

    There are some fans who enjoy Taylor’s whole creative journey, wherever it leads, to the whomp, to the folksy accoustic, to the blues, to the soul and all the stops along the way.

    There are some fans of the AI Taylor. They may not visit a blog or even know what one is. They may not even know that Taylor has an album out unless it’s announced on the show or catch an appearance on TV.

    There are some fans who like Taylor inspite of being the AI, not because of it. These are the fans who will sustain him – niche artist or otherwise – over the long haul.

    To the best of my knowledge, there are no fans who voted for Taylor for two hours, and bought a GoPhone and paid for text messaging packaged, and bought tickets to see Taylor and the others on tour, and bought the single and the album just because Taylor was just a nice guy with gray hair as Simon claimed on Oprah.

    There are some who judge musical success by the number of units sold. There are others who judge musical success by the impact of the music on them as fans.

    All celebrities have detractors, critics, and “haters” among other fans and the media. It is the price of fame. Sometimes it’s really hard to let it go, because the venom is just over the top.

    And on that note… I have to stop procrastinating and get back to work.

  121. And this is where the fun begins. I can guarantee that all of the fans of one particular Idol will never again agree on a favorite Idol. Oh, no they wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢tà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    LOL..this post was funny..

    I like Sundance’s voice but I don’t see him having the same soulful vibe as Taylor. His voice was good when I first heard it but did not stay with me. Unlike when I heard Taylor’s voice during his audition. I still think Simon was playing a little psycological game with the minds of America by saying what he said. He does it with every winner from every season. Unfortunately, the pressure is more on Sundance because he now has to prove that he is worthy of such a praise.. Taylor has won and has moved on with his life. There will always be a perception of someone being better than the winner..As it should be..

  122. Testing…

    I just wrote a long post. It’s not here. Was it something I said MJ? :(

  123. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll take it a step further. I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    Ohhhhh, that was goooddddd.

    At the risk of appearing to be sucking up to the blogmistress, that was just damn good.

    When the CD first came out, I was not impressed and Im still not impressed but the doom is gone now. I have a better understanding and I dont care what Taylor says when the tape is running, no one will ever convince me that this CD is the CD he would have made if he didnt HAVE to. I believe that as a first idol CD goes, in retrospect, its pretty darn good. He did the best he could with what he had.

    The next CD should be a lot closer to the Taylor I want to hear.

    Taylor….call me!

  124. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll take it a step further. I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    Agree 100%…I’ve been feeling that way for a very long time..

  125. I’m a huge Taylor fan and I love, love, love Sundance!!
    I think he’s fabulous! There are also a few other male
    contestants that I feel show a lot of promise this season.

  126. JJ – I still like you! You are freaking hilarious.

    I did not mean to make you feel bad because as I said,
    my post was not directed at you or anyone else.

    The banter between Dingo and Metta and JJ is PRICELESS!

    You all make me laugh so hard sometimes that I cry.

    :thumbup_tb:

    Anyways, Dingo, thanks for the kind words. Your post was
    awesome.

    I am doing okay….just in a funk. I hate my job.

    Sweet T…..Thank you also.

    And yes, Rita416, you can call me soul sista!

    I wanted to say thank you to anyone else who I may have missed. You all have made me feel so welcome.
    :cheese1_ee:

    I feel like you all are friends of mine and I don’t know you personally, nor have I met any of you, but I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you.

  127. I like Sundanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice but I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see him having the same soulful vibe as Taylor.

    Sexygirl, thats cause he doesnt have it. Not even an ounce of it. He only has the voice. Its a damn good voice and will translate well onto “vinyl”. Well you get when Im saying.

    Taylor is both a looker and a listener. He’s a performer. You really need to see and hear him to get the total effect of who he is but there are some songs in which the voice, just the voice, is beyond description for me. As in “Cant You See” and “Georgia” and “Son of A Carpenter” for starters. I dont NEED to see him when the song is that good.

  128. I think Taylor is totally on his own path. There was nothing conventional about his Idol run, there will be nothing conventional about his Idol reign.

    Very well put, MJ.

    I always appreciate it when you weigh in because you’re insightfulness and the Idol history you bring with your perspective.

  129. I wanted to say thank you to anyone else who I may have missed. You all have made me feel so welcome.
    :cheese1_ee:

    I feel like you all are friends of mine and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know you personally, nor have I met any of you, but I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you.

    Kyl, thats the sign of a terrific blog.


  130. At the risk of appearing to be sucking up to the blogmistress,

    Is this the same blogmistress you said was f*cked up because she has too much air or gas in her rising moon?

    I believe that as a first idol CD goes, in retrospect, its pretty darn good.

    This has always been my position. I like the CD much more than you do, but of course it’s not exactly what he’d make if he didn’t have obligations. And of course, as the AI, he had mucho obligations.

  131. NOLA Jan 26th, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a huge Taylor fan and I love, love, love Sundance!!
    I think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fabulous!

    Takes my bag of Oreos and sits next to NOLA.

  132. Just catching up. In Touch and Us Weekly got Kat’s CD but it’s not being sent to other music critics? I get that E is putting out an indpt. CD but what is Hickory Records. Do you need a company to press the CD for you? Why does Sony own a indpt. company like Hickory Records. Don’t quite get it. I know some people here have some knowledge of the music biz. Thanks.

  133. MJ…..you forgot to mention the batcave!

    By the way….can I retract my statement of ‘failure’.

    Sometimes, I need to learn to keep my mouth shut.
    :wallbash_tb:

    I don’t want any of you to change. Not in the least bit.

    Cause this blog might become stale and boring and what is the ‘fun it that?’

    No rainbows and puppies and fairy tale characters need apply!

  134. Is this the same blogmistress you said was f*cked up because she has too much air or gas in her rising moon?

    Hey! She’s got too much Air! that aint my fault dammit. She’s fucked up but she runs a great blog. Maybe Air is good for blogs?

    Now c’mere so I can kick yer ass cause you know I will. I got 2 bunny slippers. ONE is up yer friend JJ’s butt right now but the other one can easily find its way to yours. Those bunnies have a GPS system on them.

  135. Sometimes, I need to learn to keep my mouth shut.

    LOL Kyl. No you dont.

    Its fun when ya get to look back on yer posts and say, damn, what idiot said THAT and then you scroll up and it was you.

    I have done it dozens of times lmao.

  136. You know, I should be working, but instead, I am typing away in the comments section.

    I am so ‘gonna get into trouble’!!

    On another note; why does Taylor have to be so DARN sexy?

    :wub_tb:

  137. Takes my bag of Oreos and sits next to NOLA.

    Oreos this early in the morning? I have a hard time facing sweetened tea until at least noon!

  138. American Idol runner-up still trying to figure out who and what she is as a recording artist makes her debut on a CD said to include a heaping helping of urban oriented music

    Anybody who likes Kat doing urban raise your hand… I prefered the Kat I saw who actually sang Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzerald. We’ve got too many urban singers already, we need somebody to fill a different niche.

  139. Heh Dingo!

    Your reply made me laugh out loud!

    You’re killing me!

    :lol_wp:

  140. dingo? Is it a good or a bad thing that you and your Oreos
    will be joining me? :)

  141. JJ…please come back!

    I did not mean to chase you away!

    It was unintentional!

    OH BOY!

    If JJ returns later today….please send my apologizes!

    If not, I will be back on tomorrow…..asking and begging for forgiveness.

  142. JJ will be back, she just had to run out to the liquor store. After all the Taylor plays this morning I am about out too! :drunk_tb:

  143. Those bunnies have a GPS system on them.

    But do they have a visa? Cause without that they can’t cross the border to kick my a$$.

  144. I need to listen to ‘Can’t you see’.

    Pure, raw……wear your heart on his sleeve Taylor.

    OH MY… I have died and gone to heaven.

    :tongue_wink_ee:

  145. what idiot said THAT and then you scroll up and it was you. I have done it dozens of times lmao.

    I have no problem believing that. lol

  146. It is a good thing noone else has ‘rocked my world’
    like Taylor did in his audition.

    I know I couldn’t handle it.

  147. MJ….Your blog rocks!

    Thanks for helping to bring all of us together.

  148. kylovestaylor On another note; why does Taylor have to be so DARN sexy? :wub_tb:

    Is that a trick question? :ponder_tb:

  149. NOLA Jan 26th, 2007 at 10:19 am

    dingo? Is it a good or a bad thing that you and your Oreos
    will be joining me? :)

    Looks at NOLA. Is it EVER a bad thing when the word Oreos is mentioned?

    It means we agree on this Sundance character (at least for the time being) and I am willing ta share a bag of Oreos.

  150. Damn, Margie knows me so well. I had to go get a six pack, I’m not optimistic enough for a case yet, but we shall see what the day brings.

    Actually, since we have not had any snow days this year, and it is -5 degrees without the windchill, the city decided the little darlings couldn’t go to school on time. They called for a delayed opening.

    ky, no worries. If you get some strange e-mails, it wasn’t me that posted under your name at Grays (joke). :lol_wp:

  151. Was Bucky adorable last night on LKL or WHAT??? I think the boy had his pearly whites fixed! He was cute as can be. Im buying his CD when it comes out.

    And they looked so natural. If you did not see him before you would have never guess they weren’t his.

    LisaB, I though you liked Taylor. Why would you want to subject him to a tv special…LOL… Just the mentioning of any Idol related tv specials conjures up images of Clay’s tv specials and the AI Christmas Special that the every AI winner was forced to participate in right before the Holidays every year up until the year Carrie won..Lucky her…Talk about CHEESEY…

    I could definitely see Taylor doing a “made for tv” concert like special. Sometime along the lines of Madonna or Bon Jovi. That would be cool…I’m hoping that’s the kind of special you were referring too.

  152. It means we agree on this Sundance character

    You know, up until this point, I thought you were perfect.

  153. I have no problem believing that. lol

    Smacks Metta and warns her that there is a flying bunny slipper on its way to you know where.

    My neighbor thinks Taylor is goofy looking. I dont understand. How is it that I find him positively disarming while she uses the word goofy?

    We dont speak much anymore lolol.

  154. I could definitely see Taylor doing a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“made for tvà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  concert like special. Sometime along the lines of Madonna or Bon Jovi. That would be coolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m hoping thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the kind of special you were referring too.

    ———–

    It is Sexygirl.

  155. NOLA dingo? Is it a good or a bad thing that you and your Oreos
    will be joining me? :)

    It would be a good thing to me. Dingo, you can come sit next to me with your Oreos any day. I’ll provide the ice cold milk :blink_tb:

  156. You know, up until this point, I thought you were perfect.

    Ohhhhh JJ, NOLA’S gonna kick yer ass for that one.

    Na na na na na.

  157. It would be a good thing to me. Dingo, you can come sit next to me with your Oreos any day. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll provide the ice cold milk

    There ya go Lisa! And its gotta be 100% whole milk! none of that watered down shit for me and my Oreos.

    I dont have them often so when I do I want the real deal all the way around but I love dipping them in my coffee too.

  158. Dingo…My neighbor thinks Taylor is goofy looking. I dont understand. How is it that I find him positively disarming while she uses the word goofy?

    Because you have obviously have better taste in men than she does :thumbup_tb:

  159. Hi JJ.

    Thank you!

    I feel better now.

    Like I said, PLEASE don’t ever change.

    So, you posted under my name at Gray’s, huh?

    :wink_wp:

    (I know you are joking!)

  160. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¢ Katharine McPhee, Katharine McPhee (RCA). American Idol runner-up still trying to figure out who and what she is as a recording artist makes her debut on a CD said to include a heaping helping of urban oriented music. Yeah, that’s so appropriate. Critics were not provided with advance music (not a good sign) but received a glossy page of scattered fashion shots that looked like a cheesy Victoria’s Secret ad (an even worse sign).

    This may be my favorite McPhee REVIEW?! yet! Next to NOLA’s, of course!

  161. Ohhhhh JJ, NOLAà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢S gonna kick yer ass for that one.

    And your not??? Or do I just end up with a Lorna Doone instead of an oreo.

  162. Lisa B Jan 26th, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Stop crawling to Dingo, sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll dump you next week for a new model.

    Yer GREEN with envy aintchya. Admit it, you wanna Oreo so bad you can taste it. Keep it up and ya aint getting not even one ya hear?

    I dont like to pull the Oreo apart either. I think the 2 sides should be eaten at the same time. None of this licking one side business for me.

  163. Dingo….There ya go Lisa! And its gotta be 100% whole milk! none of that watered down shit for me and my Oreos.

    Of course, it would be 100% milk!! I wouldn’t think of drinking anything else with Oreos. Besides, I don’t want up a bunny slipper up my a**. LOL

  164. Like I said, PLEASE donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t ever change.

    Is it okay if I rearrange her a$$ a little?

  165. RE: Larry King’s Interview of former Idol rejects and contestants.

    Note the following :

    The most famous American Idol reject of all, William Hung, also appeared and sang his new single à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Achy Breaky Heart.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  After Bucky Covington started laughing, Larry King asked William Hung if he had made over a million dollars so far. Hung smiled and answered à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Uh, well, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s safe to say, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s safe to say.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    A strange, but alarming feeling just came upon me… William Hung just might be richer today than Taylor Hicks, Daughtry, Elliot and all the other great Season 5 singers !

    He might also be richer than Bo Bice and Vonzel Solomon.

    And yes, his debut record outsold Diana Degarmo’s…

    GO FIGURE.

    Anybody else want to argue about success ?

  166. JJ!!

    I love Lorna Doone’s! But I love Oreo’s more.

    Im a giver dontchya know so Im passing the bag of oreo’s around the room.

  167. How could ANYONE think Taylor is goofy looking??

    Dingo, she needs to get her head examined!

    And, I think a trip to the eye doctor is in order
    because she also needs to have her eyes checked as well.

    :smile1_ee:

    I think he is sexy!

  168. Anybody else want to argue about success ?

    LOL! Nope. I saw that last night and I thought pretty much what you just said. Who woulda thunk it.

    NO ONE thats who.

  169. I dont like to pull the Oreo apart either. I think the 2 sides should be eaten at the same time. None of this licking one side business for me.

    I’m with you. There are better white creamy things to lick besides Oreos :innocent1_tb:

  170. do I just end up with a Lorna Doone instead of an oreo.

    Ugh! Lorna Doones? Oreos? You guys are killing me. Why not just go suck on some cardboard? Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with pecans RULE!

  171. Besides, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want up a bunny slipper up my a**. LOL

    Atlanta Lisa, yer safe for now. Both bunnies are preoccupied at the moment.

  172. Just saying hello. I’m bored, with nothing to do so decided to watch my AI season two vids and crash the chat with funness, even though me and funness go together like cheese and shredded wheat :.D

  173. I’ve finally ventured onto yes. com’s taylor page. So the space is blank right now. When a song is played, how long will the info stay in the window? And when it does appear, will it make a beep sound, like in chat?

  174. Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with pecans RULE!

    Metta, now ya see? homemade chocolate chip cookies should not be tampered with by inserting foreign things like Pecans and oatmeal. If I wanted ta lower my cholesterol Id take some Lipitor.

    Dont you dare put oatmeal in my chocolate chips!

  175. Metta….Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with pecans RULE!

    Well, Metta, why are you passing them around? Dingo is sharing her Oreos!!

  176. You guys are making me hungry.
    I had to break out some dark chocolate.

    It is way too early in the day for that.

  177. Dov, if yer on this particular blog then ya must have funness in ya. Either you ARE funny OR…you know funny when you read it. Either way is good.

  178. Rosie Sends ‘Idols’ to Disneyworld

    Rosie responded with her usual largesse. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m told she immediately brought Jayne and Briggs to see her backstage at “The View” and gave them a tour after their interviews on “Good Morning America.”

    The pair did not appear on ‘The View,’ however, an insider says, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“because Rosie didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want them to be exploited or embarrassed more after sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d already spoken up.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Not only that: Oà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Donnell is sending both men on all-expense-paid trips to Disney World. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m told they can bring anyone they like, too. Jayne and Briggs are likely to get better treatment down there than they did at the hands of Simon Cowell.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,247040,00.html

  179. Both bunnies are preoccupied at the moment.

    Dingo, and just what might those bunnies be doing !!!!

  180. Lisa B…..Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a Rich Tea biscuit girl.

    Guess that is one of those British things. I’ll bite. What does a Rich Tea biscuit taste like?

  181. Pillows behind your back, a hand full of Oreos and a glass of milk- Life does not get any better. OH, except, on Feb 22nd when Taylor comes to Tampa. Won’t need Oreos that night!!!

  182. Is it okay if I rearrange her a$$ a little?

    Pfftttt, I have a new comrade. Reverse psychology baby!!!! Ky is my friend.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve finally ventured onto yes. comà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s taylor page. So the space is blank right now. When a song is played, how long will the info stay in the window? And when it does appear, will it make a beep sound, like in chat?

    It only took you a month. Braincells work slower in frozen tundra land?

  183. Lisa B Jan 26th, 2007 at 10:43 am

    You canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t suck me in with your Oreos, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a Rich Tea biscuit girl.

    WTF is a teabiscuit? A horse?

    Bwahahahahahaha! I quack myself up.

    Seriously, what is it?

  184. Is it just me or does this page take an eternity to reload? I have highend high speed cable modem, and it still takes forever.

  185. Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.Homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with pecans RULE!

    There is no way I’m eating anything Metta baked. You never know what is in those babies.

    However, I do have 100 boxes of girl scout cookies sitting on my dining room table. Any one want some?

  186. Pillows behind your back, a hand full of Oreos and a glass of milk- Life does not get any better.

    Missy, yer easy ta please aintchya. Yes, life is good.

    However, I do have 100 boxes of girl scout cookies sitting on my dining room table. Any one want some?

    JJ! I LOVE the chocolate mint girl scout cookies. I didnt have one single girl scout come to my house this year selling them.

  187. A single, Try to Say Goodbye, did make it to Canadian radio and fared well overseas. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I think it went double platinum in Australia or Japan,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  said Ms. Steinberg.

    Just remember that platinum in Australia ( a country with population the size of NY state ) and Japan ( a country with 1/3 the population of the USA ) don’t mean a lot in terms of the platinum sales we are used to here in the USA in terms of number of units.

  188. It is way too early in the day for that.

    It is NEVER too early in the day for chocolate :thumbup_tb:

  189. Supposedly yes.com updates in reel time.

    I keep the webpage open and check it frequently.

    If a Taylor song comes on….I go vote.

    It has been a long time since they played a Taylor song.

    It’s funny. Taylor has so many songs out there.

    You never know which one they are going to play.

  190. Dingo, and just what might those bunnies be doing !!!!

    They are up the nether regions of JJ and Metta. Can’t think of a better place for them to be LOL

  191. Yep, that’s me, Oreos, Mint Chocolate chip ice cream and Taylor’s music. Life is good.

  192. OK guys, I gotta run now. Thanks for making my morning fun. Play nice and hope to see you all later.

  193. I know Lisa, it is never too early for chocolate!
    I am trying to delude myself and justify indulging in it.

    Oh, but how I do love dark chocolate.

    It is really pathetic.

    I wish they made chocolate that didn’t go ‘straight to my hips’.

    :lol_wp:

  194. Braincells work slower in frozen tundra land?

    But they last longer ;)

    Bye Dingo!

  195. However, I do have 100 boxes of girl scout cookies sitting on my dining room table. Any one want some?

    Thanks! Got any Thin Mints? Shortbreads? Those are my favorites.

  196. In regards to Kat’s cd not being sent out to critics, the same thing happened with Taylor…his cd wasn’t reviewed before his release date. At least not by major reviewers. I wonder if that’s something Clive does on purpose for all the idols.

    Anyway, i don’t know if it’s been said here, but in one of her video blogs, Kat talked about how they were auditioning people for her band and that she was excited because some of her friends were trying out. Well one of her friends tried out and made it…as it turns out, that friend is Chrystal Stark…the girl Kat became “pissed off” about when she was cut from the top 24. Apparently Kat kept in touch with her and encouraged her to audition to be a backup singer.

  197. The way he looks at the judges after he finishes his first song still makes me smile.

    There is vulnerability in Taylor and a rawness which canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be manufactured
    or taught. It is innate. He has so much passion and he exudes a quiet confidence that is so refreshing.

    There is an honesty and weariness which surfaces from time to time.

    Kylovestaylor- You really put into words things I think I thought. I’m a man of the ’90s so I’m pretty new age and can be sensitive. There really is something organic and real about Taylor that showed early and often. Thanks for making my morning.

  198. dingo: JJ! I LOVE the chocolate mint girl scout cookies. I didnt have one single girl scout come to my house this year selling them.

    Word of the bunny slipper abuse gets spread quickly…

    And about those Oreos, didn’t you slip jennifer one that had been…how shall we say…chemically enhanced?

  199. Hi everyone,

    Dingo,

    I love Lorna Doone’s! But I love Oreos More.

    Both Lorna Doones and Oreos were introduced in 1912. I like both cookies but Lorna Doones leave nothing to the imagination. Lorna is also a one note flavor.

    BTW Oreo’s continue to rise in popularity.

    Since Oreo cookies debuted in 1912, over 362 billion have been sold, making them the best-selling cookie in the U.S. during the 20th century. Learn more about the history of the Oreo cookie.”
    They must be the best.

    I think toll house cookies are overlooked because a simple average person created the recipe. I like them because while there sweet, they are usually served warm and steamy with morsels of deep dark goodness.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dingo they linked to a live performance of Seven Mile Breakdown with Taylor at Gray’s. It’s one of the last posts, and takes a while to load, but I think you’ll be very happy.

  200. Thanks! Got any Thin Mints? Shortbreads? Those are my favorites.

    Absolutely!! $3.50 a box, send me the money, you get the cookies.

    Dov, whats up man!!!! You’re not invisible.

  201. Thanks for making my morning.

    She’s not going to change her name to KylovesDave, but nice try.

  202. B: In regards to Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s cd not being sent out to critics, the same thing happened with Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦his cd wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t reviewed before his release date. At least not by major reviewers

    Taylor’s CD wasn’t ready in time to be sent to reviewers. They barely got it to the record stores in time. Reviewers got their copies the same time as the stores and reviewed the CD the next week.

    Meanwhile, they’ve been sitting on Kat’s CD for the last month so there was plenty of time to send out advance copies to the critics.

    Kellie’s CD was ready early and it was sent to the reviewers in time and it actually got fairly good reviews.

  203. Dingo they linked to a live performance of Seven Mile Breakdown with Taylor at Grayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s one of the last posts, and takes a while to load, but I think youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be very happy.

    Debs!! Crap, my neighbors are gonna hafta wait cause Im going over to Gray’s right now. OMG I nearly died when I heard the Seven Mile song.

    Lordy Lordy Lordy.

    Whoaaaaa.

  204. Debs, Dingo’s gone. You may have to talk to the rest of us.

    ETA – Nope, she’s back. Carry on. :)

  205. Margie.
    You have to register first.
    After you register, if you see a Taylor song in the view,
    click on the play button (or the radio station) and it will take you to the station playing his song.

    A blue box will appear at the bottom of the screen.
    The song playing will appear in the screen and you
    can select either ‘thumbs up’ or a ‘thumbs down’.
    Right click on one of them. A positive or negative sign will appear in the white area. Then, select the Yes button.

    Your vote will be counted.

    You can hit the ‘thumbs up’ or the ‘thumbs down’ button multiple times before you select button.

    I hope that helps. I also hope I remembered it correctly since it has been awhile since they played a Taylor song.

  206. Kica was really frisky. New scratches on my hands. I need to stop playing with her like that.

  207. Word of the bunny slipper abuse gets spread quicklyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Word. And there’s that Bat Cave thing too. Dingo, you should post a picture of kittens and puppies and rainbows and unicorns (don’t forget the unicorns) by your front door before you lure the girl scouts into the Bat Cave and stun them with the bunnie slippers.

  208. And about those Oreos, didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you slip jennifer one that had beenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦how shall we sayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦chemically enhanced?

    A little arsenic never hurt no one.

  209. Metta-you are one crazy lady. You are getting restless w/o that person around for the week. If you must take it out on me, go right ahead. I can handle anything. :dry_tb:

  210. Hey Metta, kicked any JJ a$$ this AM?

    Alas, I’ve been dodging some bunny slippers myself. Soon as Dingo leaves, I’ll make my move.

  211. Dingo it’s the post from Jennie Jac…Taylorography. I forgot that tidbit.

  212. Absolutely!! $3.50 a box, send me the money, you get the cookies.

    My Daughter will probably think I’m disloyal… But our cookie campaign is in the Fall and the hungry hoards (aka my son and stepsons) consumed every last cookie when they were home for the holidays.

  213. No I think youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re right. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gone. lol

    The oreos will bring her back everytime. There’s no accounting for taste.

  214. Second, its all good. Taylor will be fine in the long run. We are just so used to instant wins from him on Idol but the music industry is a dog eat dog world. I got a feeling he did what he could with this first CD which was, IMHO, a hard payback.

    You are right Dingo..As a matter of fact, one does not have to look no further than the Opening Act for a couple of his tour dates to see that Taylor knows who he is and the type of music he wants to put out now that he’s on the commercial platform. This cd is good for the time and effort and he got to show his creative style but this cd is an AI cd. Taylor Hick may have won AI but he is not AI material. As he, himself said, he is pre-sculptured. He know who he is.

    kylovestaylor,

    As I’ve learned from being a fan and an admire of Fantasia, not a lot of people are going to like Taylor nor say nice things about him. His success in some eyes will be measured by his cd sales because that’s what AI is all about. Sometimes it does take that extra insight to see in a person something that may take others a while to notice. That is how I felt about Fantasia and that is how I feel about Taylor. They a naturally gifted artists but the platform they choose to expose those gifts may be what’s clouding some people’s judgement of them. You don’t mold naturally gifted artists. You let them mold themselves..AI rule of thumb is pre-packaging singers to fit the TPTB preceived musical direction. Every now and then there are going to be exception to those rules..Taylor, Fantasia and I will even say BO, are the exceptions to those rules.. As long as they are given the chance to find their own musical groove, in time, they will show the rest of the world what we have already seen and known from the first time we saw them…. :smile1_tb:

  215. Hi Dave!

    You are welcome!

    You are very sweet.

    I like a man who is sensitive.

    :lol_wp:

  216. I wish they made chocolate that didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t go à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢straight to my hipsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢. :lol_wp:

    They do. It is called IUD chocolate [in your dreams] :lol_tb:

  217. Every freakin’ time I try to post a comment, I get kicked off. Let’s try this again…

    In regards to Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s cd not being sent out to critics, the same thing happened with Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦his cd wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t reviewed before his release date. At least not by major reviewers. I wonder if thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s something Clive does on purpose for all the idols.

    That’s not necessarily so. I know Ken Barnes didn’t have it, but at least one reviewer who frequents the AI boards had it a month in advance. Now, just because Howard Cohen doesn’t have Kat’s CD doesn’t mean others don’t. Obviously, the IMPORTANT people like In Touch and Us Weekly were sent the CD in advance (no doubt because RCA knew that regardless of the quality of the CD, these reviews would be puff pieces…at least if they wanted to keep Kat posing for pictures for them). But, if Shirley Halperin has it, then Entertainment Weekly likely has it or has access to it, because she writes for them too.

  218. Dave is a sensitiv dork. And he’s HOT.

    Who’s selling the cookies? I want some!

  219. By the way, Metta….you are so funny!

    Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not going to change her name to KylovesDave, but nice try.

    Yes, my heart belongs to only Taylor, but I have
    to give Dave props anyway.

    Sensitive men get me every time.

    I am so over the ‘macho crap’.

    My son learned a new word in World Geography.

    Machoismo

  220. Debs, I am playin hookie! So I’m really good. :)

    I promised myself I would get some stuff done around here, though. Bird feathers, etc.

  221. You are very sweet.

    I like a man who is sensitive.

    Playing right into his sweaty hands…

  222. Debs!!!

    OMFG.

    Will you marry me?

    Throws mass in the batcave for the moment.

    Will ya?

    That video is unfuckingbelieveable.

    Thank you. Muchas gracias amiga.

  223. Hey Metta, kicked any JJ a$$ this AM?

    sniff, sniff, pj, I thought you were my friend, sniff, sniff. I have some thin mints for you.

    OK, next year, everyone is buying girl scout cookies. Unfortunately, our campaign is also over and the 100 boxes on my dining room table are purchased. Next year, my kid gets top seller, DO YOU UNDERSTAND!!!!!

  224. Hi Margie.

    You are welcome.
    Yes, I am from Kentucky.
    I live in Louisville.

  225. PJ-are you here early hoping for Ace talk? He was hawt on LKL last night. His mouth is looking bigger than I remember and he was real “sweet” to chris. The “Simon lookalike” guy.

    He also talked about songwriting.

  226. By the way, Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.you are so funny!

    ky, I liked you until I found out you were a liar.

  227. Dingo: ONE is up yer friend JJà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s butt right now but the other one can easily find its way to yours.

    Taylor Notes to Self: And this chick really thinks I’m gonna sign one of those damn bunny slippers? She really is a wacko. Maybe I need to cancel the Boston concert. Better talk to the crack marketing team about this one. Could be dangerous to my health.

  228. ky, I lived in N.Ky. for 30 years before we moved to Ft.Myers. Was up there this month to see my Mom. I lived about 10 miles from Cinti.out near the airport. I miss Ky.

  229. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s funny. Taylor has so many songs out there.

    You never know which one they are going to play.

    And that’s exactly the problem …. his marketing team is UNFOCUSED.

    We’ve heard in various parts of the country — DIMYP, PIB, Runaround and JTFTW.

    I would have thought that DIMYP would have gone the way of Inside Your Heaven by now, but it’s still alive ( and I wonder how many singles it has sold already, surely greater than 460,000 by now ).

    My point though is if they had focued on the traditional way of marketing his album, we’d be hearing JTFTW everywhere instead of scattered places like Arkansas and Michigan.

  230. Dave, I know where to go for Ace talk.

    Thanks for the recap. You are too kind.

  231. Sexygirl.

    I appreciate your insight.
    We are definitely on the same page.

    All of talk of CD sales is nonsense.

    I am so glad Taylor refused to ‘be what AI wanted’.

    I am glad he kept his gray hair and his dance moves
    and his ‘take me as I am’ attitude. It takes a lot
    of self-confidence and a thick skin to make it in the music business especially when you don’t fit into the
    ‘generic, cookie-cutter’ image that sells today.

    You either love Taylor or you don’t.

    I gained a new appreciation for Fantasia when I saw
    her and Taylor on the LKL. They are both so cool.

    To quote Taylor….’You hear a lot of no’s’ in the music business. I think that is sad, because artists like Fantasia and Taylor have so much to offer.

    You’ve gotta feel it if you are going to sell it!

  232. You people are killing me with all of this cookie talk! Here I am trying to drop a few pounds the healthy way; eating multi-grain bread, adding frickin’ flax to my organic oatmeal and recording it all in a food journal and you guys are talking girl scout cookies and oreos (which are sitting calling my name in the pantry right behind me)! STOP! I’m begging you!

  233. no doubt because RCA knew that regardless of the quality of the CD, these reviews would be puff piecesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦at least if they wanted to keep Kat posing for pictures for them)

    uhh…what? are intouch and us weekly top critics? of course not, but that doesn’t make the reviews they gave Kat “fluff pieces.” the tabloid industry doesn’t give a crap about keeping good relations with celebrities. In fact, if anything, it’s the PR side that sucks up to THEM. usually to no avail. they publish what they want about the people they want…good or bad.

  234. Lisa B Jan 26th, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Dave, Hot and Sensitive, what more could you ask for?

    Lisa B- Where’s the link to this? Until then its all just a big, fat rumor. :cheese1_ee:

    Hey MJ, we need one of these for chat- :wallbash_tb:

  235. Little Boy Blue:

    I totally agree.

    They need to learn to focus.

    His single is JTFTW.

    And, I too am surprised to see how many spins DIMYP is
    still getting.

  236. JJ, I know you are fickle.

    In fairness to JJ, repeated a$$-kickings make it hard to focus on any one thing for very long. The mind is preoccupied with making the suffering end.

  237. Margie,
    Yes that’s the one. I thought that Dingo would love how much fun they were having while singing the song. His higher register harmonies are unmistakeable. He is so generous to others. I wonder if Taylor ever really knew how good he was?

  238. Mandisa, AMAZING GRACE, Tomlin Exclusives @ HearItFirst

    ..Mandisa, an unforgettable ‘American Idol’ fifth season finalist, will release her first album this May. Watch an exclusive interview where the humble powerhouse vocalist discusses what it was like to be on the nation’s most popular television show and what to expect from her highly anticipated debut here..

    http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=30062

  239. PJ- No problem. This is a board for ALLidols. I just want you to feel good about things. Day off? What time is lunch? Oh wait no mixing www with rl. :snake_ee:

  240. Hi Margie.

    I love Northern Kentucky.

    I don’t get up that way very often, but it is a nice place.
    I am glad you were able to see your mom.

    Kentucky is a nice place to live.

  241. JJ.
    What do I need to do to make you like me again?
    Please share!

  242. “The After Party” to Welcome Brel Star Maroulis Feb. 9

    “The After Party,” billed as “an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined,” will welcome Jacques Brel. . . co-star Constantine Maroulis in February.

    Maroulis, who was also a finalist on FOX-TV’s “American Idol,” will be the evening’s special guest on Feb. 9. The singing actor is scheduled to perform a few tunes at the weekly event……..

    http://www.playbill.com/news/article/105202.html

  243. Dave, yes day off! But I must get stuff done or I will be mad at myself.

    I’m off for a bit. BBS.

  244. To Soul Patrolers…

    Well, it seems like Wynn Christian, of the group Spoonful James has informed us in his myspace that they are opening for Taylor’s tour on the Feb 28 tour in Georgia.

    He and Patrick Lunsford were at Smith’s with Taylor and LMBO in September — remember the “Georgia” night ?

    They’re a great group. I’ve seen them live once.

  245. Sexygirl

    I could definitely see Taylor doing a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“made for tvà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  concert like special. Sometime along the lines of Madonna or Bon Jovi. That would be coolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m hoping thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the kind of special you were referring too.

    yes….”Special” denoting not a regular show. Live concert would great…or a all music special with live audience.

  246. What do I need to do to make you like me again?
    Please share!

    Take one half of Metta’s a$$ cheeks and kick.

    I do like you, dear!!!!!

  247. JJ – lol -I just went to get a Propel. Try to fight that sweet craving with 20 calorie water!

  248. I get that E is putting out an indpt. CD but what is Hickory Records. Do you need a company to press the CD for you? Why does Sony own a indpt. company like Hickory Records. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t quite get it. I know some people here have some knowledge of the music biz. Thanks.

    Let me see if I can explain it in a nutshell… In order to get cds to be distributed on a commercial level, meaning see them in large scale record stores, these small indie recording companies hook up with larger recording conglomorates like Sony. Distribution on such a wide scale can be quite expensive. So small Indie record companies will give that responsibility over to a much larger recording company for a percentage of the cd sales or some already worked out percentage. It helps both the artist and the company get some commercial recognition and at the same time enable the artist and company to stay true to the style of music they want to put out.

    To a centain degree, what Elliot is doing is cool because he may get a lot more control of his image and because he already comes with a built in fanbase, he may get a lot more commercial push in marketing his cd.

    That’s it for my little inside knowledge. Anyone can feel free to add or subtract from it…

  249. Dov Cohen
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 10:48 am
    Is it just me or does this page take an eternity to reload? I have highend high speed cable modem, and it still takes forever.

    This blog has been acting up for a couple of days or more, Dov – yesterday several of us were getting an Error 403 – Forbidden page, thinking we “may” have been banned or something! :) Today I answered a post and have yet to see it posted here. Kat said she’s been kicked off trying to post something practically all morning. I got the Page Not Found thingie one time this morning when trying to refresh.

    Also, there are many of us who post and feel like we’re invisible so much of the time. Been there! Honest! Just keep posting, please? I do, even when I know I’m pretty much talking to myself. :)

  250. I do like you, dear!!!!!

    OMG! When she gets back, Dingo is SO going to create a mosaic on your a$$.

  251. Heh JJ!

    I know you like me.

    :lol_wp:

    This is a lot more fun than working.

    What a great way to end my week.

    But, I digress. I really need to finish my lunch and do some actual work.

    I need to attend a meeting.

    Bye for now.

    :bye_tb:

    Talk to you all soon.

  252. JJ: Take one half of Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a$$ cheeks and kick.

    It’s nice to see that JJ is finally admitting that she needs to call in re-inforcements if she has any chance to kick Metta’s a$$. Perhaps there is hope that JJ’s delusions will soon end.

  253. Dingo,

    Proposal accepted as long as the make-out sessions don’t suffer. Off to buy pet food. Have a great day everyone.

  254. REAGAN IDOL

    ..Fowler’s journey to become the next American Idol started during Ronald Reagan’s six-month deployment last year. The ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division sponsored a multi-week talent show called “Ronald Reagan Idol” that allowed Sailors to vote for their favorite singer. Fifty-five Sailors competed during an 11-week period to become the first “Reagan Idol.” Fowler was named the winner of the competition with the grand prize being a trip to audition for FOX’s “American Idol.”..

    http://www.navycompass.com/news/newsview.asp?c=204577

  255. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s nice to see that JJ is finally admitting that she needs to call in re-inforcements if she has any chance to kick Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a$$. Perhaps their is hope that her delusions will soon end.

    I don’t need re-inforcements, but a$$ kicking is so much more fun as a team sport.

    Hi Desdemona!!!!! I’m getting a complex today, I hope I haven’t ignored you. Please join the a$$ kicking JJ team.

  256. I am missing out on such a fun day playing with my new obssession, my My Space page.

    I never understood the darned thing, but to be a friend of Taylor, I had to have a My Space, so last night I was up to 1am trying to get it going.

    I can’t believe it, the first person to contact me about being a friend is from the little bitty town where my hubby grew up, and 7 mi from the 200 pop town, I grew up in, and we have SO many of the same interests! I am stoked!

    Now I can’t stop playing with that darned page!!! I am reading, though.

    I love our new Kentucky gal! I am so glad you unlurked!

    Carry on! :bye_tb:

  257. she needs to call in re-inforcements if she has any chance to kick Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a$$.

    And even then…

    Have a good day, everyone. Gotta hop off. See ya later.

  258. Names in the news

    ..Chuck Barris, the man who came up with à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Gong Showà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ and who wrote in his memoirs that he was a CIA hitman with 100 kills under his belt has never watched his showà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s distant heir, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idol.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢

    http://fp.uni.edu/northia/article2.asp?ID=5633&SECTION=1

  259. OMG! When she gets back, Dingo is SO going to create a mosaic on your a$$.

    Ha Ha, good to see those brain cells are working and you picked up on that.

  260. Guess that is one of those British things. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll bite. What does a Rich Tea biscuit taste like?

    LisaB, I am with you on the Rich Tea biscuit. It’s very popular outside of the United States. I’m from the Carribeans and I’ve eaten it. I can only find Rich Tea Biscuit in certain Chinese Fruit Stands in my neighborhood.

    I think Ovaltine also puts out their own brand of sweet biscuit..

  261. Does anyone care that Chuck Barris dosen’t watch AI??? Thats up there with the audioblog of Taylor doing laundry.

  262. My wife watches the Gilmore Girls ( I watch it occasionaly). There seems to be an off and on love relationship between the characters — Lorelei and Luke.

    If Taylor’s handlers had done their marketing right, this is what should have been shown in the Gilmore Girls — Watch this TV montage to the tune of JUST TO FEEL THAT WAY.

    SEE HERE : http://youtube.com/watch?v=k7XFbbf9vSU

  263. JJ – I thought it was amusing, maybe someone else will too?
    :smile1_tb:

  264. Heh Rita416.

    Thank you very much!

    You are way cool.

    I am still hanging out, because I decided I did not want to leave yet.

    But, I really have to go now because my meeting starts in four minutes.

    Metta and JJ…..As always…you two are a scream.

    I love all of your A** kicking conversation.

    Later, for real this time

    :bye_tb:

    I’ll be back soon.

  265. Sexy Girl, Thank you for the explanation. The only unusual thing is that the indpt co. putting out E’s CD (Hickory) is owned by Sony. Why would a big company own a tiny indpt company? In the end, it doesn’t matter. The big problem for Elliott will be getting promotion. The record biz is so crazy who knows if the ones signed by Clive will actually make any money.Kat’s Cd is expensive. I wonder how many they have to sell to make a profit at all. I think the $ is in touring for the artists.

  266. speaking of chat ~

    Breaking News in Chat Last Night:

    Chris has been signed by Mabelline!

    doesn’t get any better than that.

  267. You guys are really doing a lot of talking today. It’s a little after 12:00 and we are already up to eight threads…LOL

  268. Speaking of Girl Scout cookies – I loved them until two 18-wheelers pulled up to my house to unload Girl Scout cookies.

    Don’t ever volunteer to be a regional cookie chairman.

  269. Two things —- Homemade oatmeal cookes must NEVER have chocolate chips or nuts or raisins added. MUST BE PURE. And they are very healthy for you. I think I will have to whip up a batch this weekend.

    Secondly, I am so happy that I will be able to buy Elliott’s cd in a store rather than work thru the download crapola. Oh – and I see that apparently I can order THE STORM thru BIGPLANZ website…. yeah… I will do that this weekend too while I eat my cookies.

    http://cdbaby.com/cd/bigplanz2

  270. The Web Celeb 25

    The Face of fame is changing. The ranks of the world’s celebrities used to be dominated by millionaire actors, athletes and musicians, but the Internet has leveled the playing field. A kid with a video camera has access to as large an audience as the biggest Hollywood star. A mom with a blog can attract more readers than a best-selling author. And an opinionated entrepreneur can become a guru to millions………

    http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/23/internet-fame-celebrity-tech-media-cx_de_06webceleb_0123land.html

  271. jpfan: The only unusual thing is that the indpt co. putting out Eà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s CD (Hickory) is owned by Sony. Why would a big company own a tiny indpt company?

    Where did you read that Hickory is owned by Sony? If it were owned by Sony, it wouldn’t be an independent. Signing with any label owned by one of the Big 4 (Sony/BMG, Universal, Warner and EMI) is considered to be signed with a major. Sony/BMG owns a lot of little labels which may look independent, but aren’t.

    I’ve tried to find a bit about Hickory Records. There used to be a label called Hickory Records, but it closed up shop in the 70s. I’m guessing that Hickory Records is a fairly young company.

  272. I noticed that Little Rock always seems to play JTFTW around this time. What are the chances that the DJ is a woman?

  273. JJ: I noticed that Little Rock always seems to play JTFTW around this time. What are the chances that the DJ is a woman?

    The only thing we know for sure is that the DJ is not Simon.

  274. Bucky and Ace were funny on LKL. I liked how they were giving each other shi*.

    I’d like to see a “behind the scenes” series (VH1?) that follows Taylor on his tour.

    Like the idea of a concert special too.

    Anyone have some cookies to spare?

  275. Hey everyone, take a drink, JTFTW just got its spin in Little Rock.

    Make it a big one! It’s fallen from 30-something to 56 on their Top 100. Each spin may be the last, so CHUG!

  276. Can anyone please tell me how I can get in touch with Dingoatemybaby? I’m a free-lance writer who would like to talk to her about one of her genius quotes from today’s blog. If anyone knows her, please ask her to contact me at BonLatino@aol.com THANKS! BBL

  277. Can anyone please tell me how I can get in touch with Dingoatemybaby? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a free-lance writer who would like to talk to her about one of her genius quotes from todayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s blog. If anyone knows her, please ask her to contact me at BonLatino@aol.com THANKS! BBL

    Oh she’ll be around, but I’m sure someone will get the info. to her. Maybe you could ask MJ to email your request to her.

  278. The only unusual thing is that the indpt co. putting out Eà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s CD (Hickory) is owned by Sony.

    That’s not unusual these days. It quite normal for a larger record company to own small Independent record companies for purpose that I’ve explained. It is normal for a large record company to buy out an Indie company but still allow them the freedom to be independent and market their artist that way.

    Why would a big company own a tiny indpt company?

    Because not all artist end up with commercial recording companies and there is just as much money to be made on the Idie level. Also, not a lot of artists don’t want to go the commercial route because they feel they might have to compromise on their musical intigrity. Also, with some Indie Record companies, there is alot more attention given to the artist than say a larger recording company with hundreds of artists vying for the same attention.. By having the larger record company owning a small indie label, the artist feels more in control but still receives some, if not most, of the same perks as the commercial artist. I all depends on the contract hammered out between the larger record company and the indie record company. Plus, not all artist has a commercial image but they can find their own niche..

    The big problem for Elliott will be getting promotion.

    Promoting Elliott’s cd may not be as difficult as you may think. It’s just a matter of where and how they want to promote him. Because of modern technolgy, the “sky’s the limit” as far as promotion goes. You can promote a cd anywhere from the internet to commercials. It all depends on how much money his company wants to invest in him. You might be surprised how many indie artist is out in the commercial world right now. And there a those who just don’t choose to be part of that world. That’s one of the perks of working with an independant label..

    I remembered hear Moby’s music on the commercials long before I heard it on the radio.. He actually made quite a kill marketing his music that way..

  279. Yeah..look out now Lisa… Dingo’s bunnies are gonna get too big for their britches… :lol_tb:

  280. Just what I was thinking Cam – there’ll be no living with her!!!

    :lol_tb:

  281. I remembered hear Mobyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s music on the commercials long before I heard it on the radio.. He actually made quite a kill marketing his music that way..

    I think the first time I heard Marc Broussard was on a car commercial. It’s actually a pretty great strategy.

  282. I thought we were all fans of dingo???

    I genuflect at Dingo’s feet…

    So she won’t kick me with her bunny slipper.

  283. Wow! You guys had already posted eight pages by the time I got on here early this morning.
    GC has some pics up, which include one of Taylor on the wall at Staples Center that he and friends came upon after a Laker game. I can’t wait to go to a Laker game and show my sons that!
    Little Boy Blue……thanks for pointing out that Gilmore Girls montage. I thought I had checked out every montage that is done to a Taylor song. Perfect for that show. Have you seen the newest purple bus video done to WILMH at gofish? Very cute.
    Kirsten, I played your HN vid from Tacoma last night. Hadn’t watched it in a long time. Still awesome. I don’t really need AI when there are over 1600 vids related to Taylor on the tube and fish sites. And there are 60 vids done to DIMYP, so people still like it and some may be just discovering it.

  284. I just wonder what Dingo said that was quoteable? And whether it will be a bunch of BLEEPS throughout it? SHe is so good at swearing while she sics her bunny slippers on you guys!

  285. I thought we were all fans of dingo???

    We’re just mere blog groupies. This request is hardcore. :laugh_tb:

  286. American Idol Carrie Underwood to Pass on Idol Guest Spot?

    Carrie Underwood, the season four champion of the massive Fox reality TV hit American idol may take a pass on a guest appearance on the wildly popular show if it is offered a published report claims. Underwood, now a country music superstar is doing so well she’s not so interested in making a spot for the show, reports Life & Style Weekly.

    “Whether she’ll perform is up in the air,” her rep tells the weekly entertainment magazine. “But probably not.”…

    http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272611223.shtml

  287. Hi Desdemona!!!!! Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m getting a complex today, I hope I havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t ignored you. Please join the a$$ kicking JJ team.

    Hi, jj – didn’t want you to think I’m ignoring your hello, but let me see what Metta might have to offer before I accept the invitation to join your a$$ kicking team. :)

    Metta? are the benefits better on your team? :)

  288. PamsterAtl Jan 26th, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Two things à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ - Homemade oatmeal cookes must NEVER have chocolate chips or nuts or raisins added. MUST BE PURE. And they are very healthy for you. I think I will have to whip up a batch this weekend.

    This is just so outrageous I have to come out of lurkdom.

    The chocolate chip oatmeal cookie is one of the greatest creations of mankind. I’m not trying to sell it as a healthfood but the hearty texture, creamy chocolate and a hint of cinnamon is quite pleasing both texturally and to the palate. I’m not adverse to a nut or raisin thrown in there either…no kitchen sinks though. :)

    What are you using for shortening and sweetener in “healthy cookies”? I think you just flipped the food pyramid on its head with that one.

  289. I know I’m talking to myself today, but this was just too ridiculous and I had to share (with myself).

    My not too bright neighbor just spent a half hour hanging clothes outside on the line to dry. It’s frikken 3 degrees here, -10 with the wind chill factor. Does she think her kids want to wear frozen jeans to school. I mean, if she wanted things to be a little stiff, hasn’t she ever heard of spray starch?

  290. Metta? are the benefits better on your team? :)

    Hmmmm, If this a$$ kicking contest is anything like American Idol, I may lose Desdemona. It appears to be more beneficial to back a losing team.

  291. My not too bright neighbor just spent a half hour hanging clothes outside on the line to dry. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s frikken 3 degrees here, -10 with the wind chill factor. Does she think her kids want to wear frozen jeans to school. I mean, if she wanted things to be a little stiff, hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t she ever heard of spray starch?

    Who still hangs their clothes on a line? Tell her to call maytag.

  292. …à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Simon Cowell said you have to spread your wings and show your personality because I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think America knows who you are.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    I bet when Simonsaid to *** that sge needed to spread her WINGS, he did not mean this.

  293. Kristin I read your post and your right about independent labels not truly being independent if owned by a record company but can’ they still consider themselve independent if they only contract the larger record companies to assist them in the distribution, as well as marketing of their artist?

    It’s been a long time since I’ve done my homework on the various record companies and how they operate. I know a lot have changed since I’ve left music industry. I need to go brush back up. I know there were some really good books out on the market if one was really interested in learning about the music industry and how each area works..

  294. Carrie doesn’t need to come back on Idol and have Simon give her the cold shoulder – again!

  295. JJ: Who still hangs their clothes on a line? Tell her to call maytag.

    That’s the thing JJ. I know she has a dryer cause I gave her one in perfect working order. It was just so funny watching her out there in her ski jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, etc. hanging wet clothes on the line.

  296. Thanks for the picture boulder. It always helps to remind me why I am so happy my 8 year old daughter admired her so much on the show.

  297. CRB – oh – not seriously healthy — but oatmeal is good for you and I have always found that eating oatmeal cookies will assist in what ails ya! I am sure there are truly healthy cookie recipes out there — but I like mine normal. WITHOUT NUTS/RAISINS/CHIPS!!!!! But I guess we will have to agree to disagree on that point. Oh – and no frosting either. My hubby loves those Little Debby oatmeal cookies that have a creamy filling. Double Yuk. Texture is all wrong and way too sweet for me.

  298. It’s alright Chris can take her place.

    Since when have winners from two season ago appeared?

  299. Sighà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦My beer is going flat.

    Pour another one, drown your sorrows.

  300. After reading more and more about Elliott’s new partnership deal, I understand why it was taking him so long. It’s very unique and he stands to do quite well while doing the kind of music he wants to do. I’m so happy for him. His new deal has been all over Richmond radio, tv and newspaper. Way to go E. We’re proud of you!!!!!

  301. Thanks griz, that was nice.

    You think Taylor’s playing the drinking game with us? I bet he’d be up for it.

  302. JJ – definitely Taylor would do the drinking game –

    CHUG! in anticipation on the KLAZ play!! wooo – hoooooooo!

    I’m am looking at the picture over at GC and Taylor posing with his picture that is hung at the Staples Center – man, that just blows me away! He does look moved by finding it up on the wall, man!! Cool beans! I’ll have to look for that next time I’m there.

  303. Those pictures are awesome Griz.
    He is so easy on the eyes!

    YUM.

    :smile1_ee:

  304. Yes.com is up and ready!

    Patiently waiting……………… :drunk_tb:

  305. kylovestaylor – I agree, he IS very easy on the eyes – soooo cute!

  306. I bet when Simonsaid to *** that sge needed to spread her WINGS, he did not mean this.

    BS, maybe she just remembered the word spread. The rest might have been a blur…

    I was under the impression that Carrie Underwood LOVED AI…

  307. BS, maybe she just remembered the word spread. The rest might have been a blurà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ :lol_tb:

  308. Just noticed – how come there’s no mention of Taylor on the front section in the “Billboard Update” of this blog? Man, no respect! ;)

  309. Don’t worry guys – when JTFTW drops the bomb on Feb. 5, it will play all over the country – don’t be worry warts – ewe. What exactly does a worry wart look like, actually?

  310. kylovestaylor. When you first posted this morning, I figured out you were from Kentucky and got this song stuck in my head. It was a good thing and made me pull out some old cds. I don’t know if you are an Emmylou Harris fan, but this song’s for you :cheese1_ee::

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_IpWijyqU0

  311. griz: Just noticed – how come thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no mention of Taylor on the front section in the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Billboard Updateà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  of this blog?

    Griz tell me more!

  312. Little Debbi, are you the one who fell down the steps earlier this month? If so, are you OK now?

  313. Hi Smiley. Yep, that was me. I’m doing much better, thanks for asking. Still have a little vertigo and hearing loss, but the doctor said that will fade away in time.

  314. Katharine McPhee (RCA). American Idol runner-up still trying to figure out who and what she is as a recording artist makes her debut on a CD said to include a heaping helping of urban oriented music. Yeah, that’s so appropriate. Critics were not provided with advance music (not a good sign) but received a glossy page of scattered fashion shots that looked like a cheesy Victoria’s Secret ad (an even worse sign).

    OK, I just subscribed to the Miami Herald. Their entertainment writer’s obviously know their stuff.

    The HOOCHIE MAMA lives

  315. Where is Kat’s new “music” streaming? I was looking for it at AOL, but no dice. (I did find four new Joss Stone songs – the first is AWESOME – this is the kind of music Taylor should have been making). The whole Shins CD is there, too. I shall cleanse myself with these after hearing ***.

    But, sadly, Joss sort of looks like a purple-haired ho’ now. :(

    http://music.aol.com/franchise/firstlisten/joss-stone-new-songs

  316. BS, maybe she just remembered the word spread. The rest might have been a blurà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ :lol_tb:

    Margie…LOLOL

  317. Just wanted to report that you can all start your FAC early today. Taylor has been playing on ME FM here in Boulderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ all morning.

    Bottoms up everyone.
    :drunk_tb:

  318. Boulder – they were playing JTFTW? What station? ME-FM?

    CHUG CHUG!!!

  319. Just wanted to report that you can all start your FAC early today. Taylor has been playing on ME FM here in Boulderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ all morning.

    Thanks boulder, now I have to go to the liquor store again.

  320. Hi Little Debbi.

    I love Emmylou. Her voice is phenomenal.

    Thanks for the video.

    I appreciate your thinking of me.

    :biggrin_wp:

  321. OK, I ahve this radio station streaming, its 2:02 and I’m listening to Christina Aquilera

  322. Just wanted to report that you can all start your FAC early today. Taylor has been playing on ME FM here in Boulderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ all morning.

    BS, are they playing JTFTW?

    ME FM = Boulder Soul (ME) playing Taylor’s album on my personal stereo.

  323. :drunk_tb:

    Wow, you have the ME FM program director wrapped around your little finger, don’t you, Boulder?? ;)

    And Oreos trump all, even Girl Scout cookies.

  324. JJ, We need dingo to get down to that radio station with her bunny slippers stat!

  325. Wow, you have the ME FM program director wrapped around your little finger, donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you, Boulder?? ;)

    Not only that, but as KIRSTEN kindly pointed out last night on chat, I sleep with the ME FM Program Director every night too.

  326. Wazzup?

    I’m ready to kick that lyin DJs a$$ from KLAZ….no JTFTW… oh well….

    I really don’t care if they play RA, JTFTW, DMA etc…anything that could spark some interest in his music is ai’ight with moi!

    Damn! This blog is difficult when ur on a diet….but, if I could pig out right now, I’d eat a bunch of Mrs. Fields cookies…..

  327. TOO KEWL!!!

    I just talked the boss into going to an early showing of The Departed. We are taking off in a few minutes. Of course this means I will be catching up on reports all weekend…oh well.

  328. Boulder Soul

    No-o-o-o! Not the Miami Herald! The guy who wrote this about Kat is the same Howard Cohen who massacred Taylor! He and that golf Baldwin guy hate Taylor. So, even though he’s easier to take when he’s snarking on someone else, he’s still a very hateful person, and no doubt, he’ll cream Taylor again for the tour.

  329. …a free-lance writer who would like to talk to her about one of her genius quotes

    WTF is going on here today? Genius? GENIUS!!??

    Dingo’s gonna be near insufferable now. Is it possible to delete that comment and not tell her about it?

    Taylor’s gotta get more spins if any kind of a serious party is going to get started here…

  330. I can now die a happy woman, I heard Taylor on the radio. Shite, I think I need a keg for this one.

  331. Not only that, but as KIRSTEN kindly pointed out last night on chat, I sleep with the ME FM Program Director every night too.

    Well, I didn’t want to call you on that outright here on the comments. I mean, this stays here for people to read. People might start assuming that you pose for photos with your legs spread, too. ;)

    Right, it’s 11:30 ad I’ve yet to do anything productive on my day off. Be back later…

  332. Boulder, enjoy the movie. My problem child is trying to play with my hair.

  333. People might start assuming that you pose for photos with your legs spread, too. ;)

    Oh no, is Boulder really ***?????

  334. No-o-o-o! Not the Miami Herald!

    KLP: I really did not subscribe to the Miami Herald. Loved the right-on-the-money *** snark.

    Off to watch The Departed now.

    The Maze is playing on ME FM right now, bottoms up.

    See you all later.

  335. Here’s a brief section of the article. Man, I had no idea it was this bad!!!

    From Salon http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2000/06/14/love/index.html?pn=1

    “I want to start with a story about rock bands and record companies, and do some recording-contract math:

    This story is about a bidding-war band that gets a huge deal with a 20 percent royalty rate and a million-dollar advance. (No bidding-war band ever got a 20 percent royalty, but whatever.) This is my “funny” math based on some reality and I just want to qualify it by saying I’m positive it’s better math than what Edgar Bronfman Jr. [the president and CEO of Seagram, which owns Polygram] would provide.

    What happens to that million dollars?

    They spend half a million to record their album. That leaves the band with $500,000. They pay $100,000 to their manager for 20 percent commission. They pay $25,000 each to their lawyer and business manager.

    That leaves $350,000 for the four band members to split. After $170,000 in taxes, there’s $180,000 left. That comes out to $45,000 per person.

    That’s $45,000 to live on for a year until the record gets released.

    The record is a big hit and sells a million copies. (How a bidding-war band sells a million copies of its debut record is another rant entirely, but it’s based on any basic civics-class knowledge that any of us have about cartels. Put simply, the antitrust laws in this country are basically a joke, protecting us just enough to not have to re-name our park service the Phillip Morris National Park Service.)

    So, this band releases two singles and makes two videos. The two videos cost a million dollars to make and 50 percent of the video production costs are recouped out of the band’s royalties.

    The band gets $200,000 in tour support, which is 100 percent recoupable.

    The record company spends $300,000 on independent radio promotion. You have to pay independent promotion to get your song on the radio; independent promotion is a system where the record companies use middlemen so they can pretend not to know that radio stations — the unified broadcast system — are getting paid to play their records.

    All of those independent promotion costs are charged to the band.

    Since the original million-dollar advance is also recoupable, the band owes $2 million to the record company.

    If all of the million records are sold at full price with no discounts or record clubs, the band earns $2 million in royalties, since their 20 percent royalty works out to $2 a record.

    Two million dollars in royalties minus $2 million in recoupable expenses equals … zero!

  336. Oh no, is Boulder really ***?????

    bottoms up.

    I don’t know JJ could be. lol

  337. Question: Does anyone know if an nice HQ version of Tay’s performance on Ellen this week was ever uploaded anywhere? The only thing I can find on GC is gypsee’s wmv. Didn’t phantom cap this performance?

  338. Here’s an interesting article posted by Linny over at one of the Ace boards.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/subscr/112/open_features-waybehindthemusic.html?partner=rss

    If there’s any musician who can make sense of the tectonic upheaval in the industry, it’s John Legend. Before teaming with Kanye West and Snoop Dogg on his major-label debut, Get Lifted, the ultrasmooth R&B singer-songwriter worked as an associate consultant for the Boston Consulting Group (under his given name, John Stephens). When the recording sold north of 3 million copies worldwide–and snagged a trio of 2006 Grammys, including best new artist–John Stephens the consultant had some cautionary words for John Legend the musician: Protect your brand. It was some of the best advice he’d ever gotten…

  339. … (I did find four new Joss Stone songs – the first is AWESOME – this is the kind of music Taylor should have been making)…
    But, sadly, Joss sort of looks like a purple-haired hoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ now. :(

    It seems there’s pressure on many artists to ‘conform’ to the top-40 model. Re Joss Stone:

    “Not only is she rocking a new look, but she has a whole new sound. Her new album, aptly titled ‘Introducing Joss Stone,’ is infused with R&B and hip-hop.”…”Joss Stone has already redefined her look and her sound.”…”a more trendy style”…”collaborations with hip-hop icons…”

    Guess the grammy nominations aren’t quite enough. Gotta move those units.

  340. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know JJ could be. lol

    Makes you think dosen’t it?

    Just got back. What did I miss?

    Oh not much. We are all tipsy right now because we heard Taylor on a real live radio and Boulder is actually Kat in disguise.

  341. hs: Has this already been posted? Its a long but incredibly interesting account of the music industry thru Cortney Loveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s experiences

    It was posted a while ago, but it bears repeating. It is shocking how tough it is for a band to make it in the industry and how much of an upper hand the labels have.

  342. That story about royalties and expenses is fuh-reakin’ depressing.

    The one bright spot is that some artists are enjoying success beyond 1 million copies, so there’s money to be made on the next million and so on…

  343. We are all tipsy right now because we heard Taylor on a real live radio and Boulder is actually Kat in disguise.

    I always suspected that about Boulder. Something about the girly way she dotted her “i”s.

    That’s great news for Tay, but what about me? I don’t drink. What can I do to make his slow, desperate crawl out of the pits of failure fun for me?

  344. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s great news for Tay, but what about me? I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t drink. What can I do to make his slow, desperate crawl out of the pits of failure fun for me?

    valium drip

  345. Hej Everyone, in from Sweden,

    Just following Idol on YouTube – can someone try to explain something to me?? With 10,000 or even 3,000 auditions in New York – what the idea that everyone auditions in front of the judges – cos in that case the numbers just don’t add it – it’s not physically possible: so does anyone know how these works – do they screen contestants and let only hte talented and lunatic through?

    Suggestions!!!

  346. Metta: What can I do to make his slow, desperate crawl out of the pits of failure fun for me?

    For the tea-totalers amongst us, we can eat a cookie of our choice. For those tea-totalers watching their weight…um…they can…um…eat a carrot stick or have a nice glass of water with a twist of lemon.

    Though, really, I cannot imagine that there are many Taylor fans who have not turned to drinking by now.

  347. idolswede, welcome.

    They are first screened by talent scouts/producers.

    They are then screened by the exec producers (Nigel, etc).

    Then they face Simon, Randy and Pauler.

  348. Hi Idolswede and welcome!

    No, those people don’t all perform before Randy, Paula, and Simon.

  349. Just following Idol on YouTube – can someone try to explain something to me?? With 10,000 or even 3,000 auditions in New York – what the idea that everyone auditions in front of the judges – cos in that case the numbers just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t add it – ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not physically possible: so does anyone know how these works – do they screen contestants and let only hte talented and lunatic through?

    They go through, I think 2 rounds of judging before they see Paula, Randy and Simon. So yes, they only let the very good and very bad through.

  350. hs………thanks for posting about the financial end of the record business. No wonder Taylor drives a rental car and hasn’t bought a house yet!!!! A tour must cost a fortune too. A million dollars for a video??? Yikes!

  351. Margie Jan 26th, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    CRB, Yes, Phantom on the boogie board has a great one

    Thanks Margie.

    Do you have a page link? I always have a heck of a time finding stuff on that board for some reason. The boogie board doesn’t like me. :)

    Thanks too Kirsten, but if I can avoid it I try to steer clear of Gypsee’s since her near conniption over the Adcraft vid way back when.

  352. idolswede Jan 26th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    so does anyone know how these works – do they screen contestants and let only hte talented and lunatic through?

    This article will help explain the process:How the Auditions Really Work

  353. Thanks for all the suggestions, but since when–in spite of what I tell my son–is eating a carrot fun? Get a clue, Kirsten!

    Also, re. Joss Stone, looks like she is going down Kat’s path. Interesting. I wonder if this is her decision or tptb. I’m not a fan of hers, but I do wonder what her fans will make of this. Are there examples of artists–at this stage of their career–who have succussfully negotiated a change of persona/musical style? And I don’t mean someone who was flopping and tries something new, but someone who’s doing well. Also, people like Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow don’t count. They are waaaaay established with decades of fanbase building/cementing under their belts.

  354. OK, given that recording artists make close to nothing even with their first million selling album, can anyone explain to me how Bo, Fantasia and Daughtry suddenly got the money to buy their close to a half a million ( in the case of Daughtry over $650,000 ) houses ?

    And for that matter, how the heck did William Hung become a millionaire ( as he said so when Larry King asked him ?) ? Surely it didn’t come from any of his records… the guy never made Gold.

  355. Sexygirl: Kristin I read your post and your right about independent labels not truly being independent if owned by a record company but canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ they still consider themselve independent if they only contract the larger record companies to assist them in the distribution, as well as marketing of their artist?

    I also read your post and bow to your knowledge of the industry. I just know what I’ve read and there is still a LOT I don’t know (and lots I learned from wiki which is not always correct).

    I know that in other industries, companies will buy other companies and sometimes absorb them into themselves while at other times have a hands off relationship. For instance, Disney keeps fairly hands-off Miramax.

    Here is the wiki page that had a nice summary of the terms:

    Record companies and record labels that are not under the control of the Big Four and music publishers that are not one of the Big Five are generally considered to be independent, even if they are large corporations with complex structures. Some prefer to use the term indie label to refer to only those independent labels that adhere to criteria of corporate structure and size, and some consider an indie label to be almost any label that releases non-mainstream music, regardless of its corporate structure.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_music_market

  356. HS – I think the real money for musicians is touring and merchandising. For Taylor, who said he’s putting a bulk of the touring profits BACK into the tour (to pay for 8 sidemen and production costs), he’s smart not to overspend this year. I’m sure he’s sitting pretty with his earnings from the AI tour, which amounted to in the hundreds of thousands, from the Ford Promotion, the book advance, the record advance and whatever else he got paid for. Seems like he knows what he’s doing financially.

  357. ok I just emailed my Lite Radio station 93.9 in Chicagoto play jtftw, so hopefully they will :) I emailed the dj that is coming up at 2:00 Coco Cortez…

    Keep your fingers crossed, I’ll keep ya posted!

  358. OK, given that recording artists make close to nothing even with their first million selling album, can anyone explain to me how Bo, Fantasia and Daughtry suddenly got the money to buy their close to a half a million ( in the case of Daughtry over $650,000 ) houses ?

    Hige MORTGAGE payments.

  359. We are all tipsy right now because we heard Taylor on a real live radio and Boulder is actually Kat in disguise.

    HEHEHE…never hit refresh on the way out the door.

    That must be it, Boulder Soul really is the self-loathing, vomit inducing, screeching, whining, never met a lyric she can connect with, “co-writer” of dreck, in need of a fashion intervention, dumb as stump, backstabber of friends, Hoochie mama, self-proclaimed co-winner of AI 5, David Foster protegee, and scratch and sniff poster girl herself, *** McBeaver.

    Nothing not to love about ME ME ME ME.

    OK, 15 minutes until show time. BYE.

  360. AngC30, let us know if you hear anything, so we can stream. If this keeps up Taylor is going to have to at least buy one round.

  361. RE:
    the record advance and whatever else he got paid for. Seems like he knows what heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s doing financially.

    Did he get a record advance ?

    BTW can anyone please breakdown for me what the AI Record deal of 1 million dollards consist of … is the “record advance” part of the million dollar deal, or is it separate ?

  362. Hey peeps, drink up DMA in Richmond again. Hmmmmm, is the mayor of Richmond a woman or is Elliott got his little fingers calling all the radio stations. What a good friend he is.

  363. how the heck did William Hung become a millionaire

    Firstly, Hung has made multiple recordings, and as “novelty” records they are low cost, compared to others.

    Secondly, Hung makes most of his money from personal appearances. Many, many of them.

  364. RE: Hige MORTGAGE payments.

    Hmmm…. That means that if their records don’t make a profit, they’re screwed and have to sell the house.

  365. LBB: OK, given that recording artists make close to nothing even with their first million selling album, can anyone explain to me how Bo, Fantasia and Daughtry suddenly got the money to buy their close to a half a million

    I don’t know about Bo or Daughtry, but Fantasia also had a book and movie deal. That has to help with the mortage. She has also toured and has sung on quite a few other albums (e.g. Sam Moore’s and a recent soundtrack).

    Fantasia and Bo also probably do not split their incomes 5 ways. If we use Courtney’s numbers, that would have left them each with $180,000 from the advance. They would have paid their tour bands salaries and earned income from any profits. Acts which are bands split their money.

  366. Darn!
    I was on a call and missed voting for Dream Myself awake!

    :(

  367. Does anybody else think that LIMBO and Elliott might be playing with Taylor in Richmond or am I just crazy?

  368. RE: Hige MORTGAGE payments.

    Hmmmà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. That means that if their records donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t make a profit, theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re screwed and have to sell the house.

    Well unless they have another source of income (maybe Chris’ wife works?)

  369. Darn!
    I was on a call and missed voting for Dream Myself awake!

    Was that just played? Dang I missed it too.

  370. can anyone please breakdown for me what the AI Record deal of 1 million dollards consist of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    No one knows this except the parties to the contract. As with all finalists’ contracts, information about AI compensation, including ‘the prize’ of a recording contract and how it is realized, is kept confidential. Kind of explains whay you never read about it, duh. One could conjecture that the winner’s prize is realized by the first $1,000,000 in recording costs not being subject to recoupment and/or are paid by 19E to the label. But again, it’s just conjecture.

  371. This whole Dream Myself Awake thing being played over JTFTW is getting me confused ( not that I’m complaining mind you).

    Does he have a single being presented for different regions in the country ??

  372. Fantasia and Bo also probably do not split their incomes 5 ways. If we use Courtneyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s numbers, that would have left them each with $180,000 from the advance. They would have paid their tour bands salaries and earned income from any profits. Acts which are bands split their money.

    I think it’s a safe bet that although Chris is selling more albums than Taylor now, Taylor is in the MUCH better financial position and I suspect he’s running circles around Chris financially these days. Chris got no promotion deal, no book deal, got less for the AI tour and is not doing a 60 date concert tour (likely to sell out) AND he is not splitting concert profits with 4 other players. Think about that when you start of feel sorry for Taylor ;)

  373. Taylor, Elliott, LiMBO in Richmond… Sounds like a dream come true! Is there ANY indication that could happen?

  374. LBB: Does he have a single being presented for different regions in the country ??

    Radio stations can play pretty much whatever they like. If you look at the airplay chart I posted yesterday, some of the Idols have pratically their entire CD on the radio. If a radio station wants to play DMA or Runaraound or whatever, they can.

    Most won’t seriously play a single, though, unless it has been formally released.

  375. I haven’t seen anything at yes .com. When a song plays somewhere, how long does the info stay in that little window on the screen?

  376. Chris got no promotion deal, no book deal, got less for the AI tour

    Talking about the AI tour, I’ve heard it posted in this board that Taylor got $10,000 per venue, Kat got $9,000, Elliott $8,000, Chris $7000, etc. up to $1,000 for Lisa Tucker.

    At 60 venues on the AI tour, Taylor would’ve gotten $600,000 and Lisa would’ve gotten $60,000 for the entire tour that according to the Wall Street Journal, grossed $35.5 Million ( 98% sold out ).

    Can anyone confirm this ?

  377. I havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t seen anything at yes .com. When a song plays somewhere, how long does the info stay in that little window on the screen?

    Yes.com doesn’t track every station in the country – just a handfull. So a song can be playing, and not have it show up on the website. If they do track a song, it only stays up on the website for 10 mins max.

  378. At 60 venues on the AI tour, Taylor wouldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve gotten $600,000 and Lisa wouldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve gotten $60,000 for the entire tour that according to the Wall Street Journal, grossed $35.5 Million ( 98% sold out ).

    Can anyone confirm this ?

    Yes, although I’m not sure exactly what the payments where (I’ve heard anywhere from 10,000 down to 5,000 for Taylor) per show, he got the LARGEST payment of all 10 idols. ;If he was getting 10,000 per show, he grossed $600,000 from that.

  379. Can anyone confirm this ?

    Again, the figures that you see on various boards are pure speculation – conjecture. Rumor. This information is kept confidential. There are meaningful financial penalties in the finalists’ contracts for divulging any details about compensation.

  380. A Shirley Temple is a non-alcoholic cocktail made with Ginger ale, grenadine syrup, and orange juice garnished with a maraschino cherry and slice of lemon[1]. The Ginger ale is commonly substituted with 7 Up, Sprite, or similar lemon-lime soft drink, and the orange juice is commonly left out.

  381. Yes, although Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure exactly what the payments where (Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard anywhere from 10,000 down to 5,000 for Taylor) per show, he got the LARGEST payment of all 10 idols. ;If he was getting 10,000 per show, he grossed $600,000 from that.

    They also got a percentage of merchandise sales, with Taylor getting the biggest. So, overall, the AI tour was profitable for him.

    BTW, whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s in a Shirley Temple?

    seven up and grenadine

  382. OK, I’m streaming *** and just heard the full version of “Open Toes” for the first time. I really hope my face doesn’t stay like this. :tongue2_tb:

    I’m on song four and as much as it pains me to say it, I firmly believe she will sell bucketloads of this carp, probably as much as chris, maybe more, because she is America’s Sweetheart.

  383. Thanks Margie and JJ.

    Gotta go pick up my son. See you all later. Happy chugging!

  384. …And the belief that Taylor, or any “winner”, gets paid the most money for the AI tour is also pure speculation. One can say that it seems reasonable that the winner would be paid the most, but it is not known. Anyone who tells you that they know how much each finalist gets paid for the tour is, uh…,”posturing.”

  385. I went scrounging and found a box of Danish Wedding Cookies. Anyone like those?

  386. aj Jan 26th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    CRB: did you get that link to Taylor on Ellen yet? The download link from the Boogie Board for Phantomà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Ellen High Def video is:

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y8PIWVVP

    Thanks aj, I overcame my boogie board aversion and found that link too and it is “Temporarily Unavailible” but I’ll check back later and see if it goes back up.

    Again, thanks for doing the “leg work” for me.

  387. hs,

    Personal appearance fees. Taylor said he’s “not complaining” about what he was paid to do the Ford ad. Assuming (for the sake of argument) he made $5000 per night on tour, that’s $300k for the summer. If he’s careful with his money, he could live on that for a while. Unfortunately, he’s had to file lawsuits against a couple opportunistic ex-manager types who are still trying to exploit his name and fame – which aint cheap.

    I just hope he hired a good tax accountant he can trust.

    As for the others, wasn’t it George Huff who said that he made a small fortune during the summer tour and that he hasn’t made less than 6 figures since being on Idol? I think the finalists stand to do quite well.

  388. When I start worrying about how much the idols are making or grossing, I am going to slit my wrists. :help_tb:
    It’s bad enough that I read two blogs every morning,watch endless videos of one person and stress over concerts. I didn’t even do this as a teen. :wallbash_tb:

  389. Yes.com doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t track every station in the country – just a handfull. So a song can be playing, and not have it show up on the website. If they do track a song, it only stays up on the website for 10 mins max.

    I am pretty sure they stay up for quite a bit longer than that. I have left it up for quite a while before and I am pretty sure I have seen some spins stay listed for hours.

  390. Whatever we think Taylor has made this year, is pure speculation. However, I would be very surprised if he did not make over $1M this year. Taylor seems like a very intelligent person. He has said that the biggest purchases he has made are a camera and a couch. He knows none of this is a given. However, if he made even half of what I think he made this year, and he invests it properly, he is set for life.

  391. Even Taylor couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t help Ford.

    ———————

    That’s the first thing I thought of this morning when the Today show had the story of how bad Ford did in 2006! Kelly Clarkson tried as well!

  392. There was an article a while back that mentioned artists are also making some money from appearances at private events. They had what some of the idols supposedly made from the gigs. If I remember correctly Kelly Clarkson was around 300k, Carrie 200k+, Taylor was 150k I believe. Even some of the non-winners, although making nothing like that still can make some decent money from it, they listed one lower place finisher from an early season, I forget who, that still made like 2-7k for an appearance. No idea how many of these type of gigs they get within a years time but it wouldn’t take many for the top people to pad the bank account fairly nicely.

  393. CRB, Sorry I could not give you the link , I don’t know how to do that.

  394. Smiley, – This is off-topic, but

    My husband went the other day to try to buy a new full sized Ford van to replace one that’s 10 years old. He’s had Ford vans since he was a Hippie back in the early 70s and he’s been brand-loyal. It was like the most daunting car-buying experience ever.

    He said it may be the first time in his adult life that he’ll buy a different brand. The salesperson was so unprepared to help him, couldn’t even find information about special features he wanted, and couldn’t promise delivery in any kind of reasonable time frame. Apparently Ford has put most of their eggs in a few baskets, and the market is changing. Too bad.

    I wonder what it costs Ford to sponsor American Idol?

  395. Re: yes.com – I think (and I’m only guessing based on the few times I’ve looked at the site) that if you leave the window open and let it update in real time, then it will keep the song listed for a long time. If, on the other hand, you just go and check every once in awhile, it will only bring up what has played in the last 10 minutes or so. If you close the page, and come back 15 minutes later (for ex.) the song won’t be listed anymore. For someone who went in at the same time, but left the page open, the song will remain. (all pure speculation)

  396. OK (excuse me while I have a conversation with myself about ***), I got the whole way through the *** CD (sort of -I listened to snippets of the last four because I couldn’t take it anymore).

    Best song: “Love Story” (the backing vocals are catchy)
    Best horrible song: “Open Toes”
    Only listenable ballad that doesn’t sound completely tinny, breathy and/or whiny to my ears: “Better Off Alone” (all the ballads sounded like the same song to me)

    I do think the three or four songs that were initially previewed are the best ones in terms of being not immediately forgettable. I will buy “Open Toes” for my workout mix because it’s funny as hell & might be willing to pay a buck for Love Story.

  397. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the first thing I thought of this morning when the Today show had the story of how bad Ford did in 2006! Kelly Clarkson tried as well!

    I could be mistaken, but I believe that they turned a profit in one quarter, the one that Taylor and Kelly’s ads were running.

  398. Everybody have a good weekend. Just think – next week we’ll have ***’s album! And maybe a few more spins to drink to.

  399. madaboutu
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    When I start worrying about how much the idols are making or grossing, I am going to slit my wrists.

    My sentiments Exactly!!!!!!

  400. It seems Ford spends too much of their money on personalities for their commercials and not enough on research and development and quality control! I’m sure Taylor was the lowest paid of them all, but between him, Kelly, Derek Jeter and Spike Lee, it had to have cost them a pretty penny.

  401. RE: FORD’s PROBLEMS…

    Ford has the same problem as GM and it is HISTORICAL. It can’t be solved overnight, not even by selling more cars.

    One problem — In the 1960’s and early 70’s, they were the kings of car makers ( when Japan was still in its early phases of developing Toyota and Honda and Nissan ). No one could challenge them. Their only problem was the price of oil.

    That was when their union was strong and they promised every worker retirement and medical packages so generous that they’re still paying for it now. Mind you, these workers are boomers and are retiring by the shitload today.

    The problem is the same promises they made to the unions then still applies in the 21st century — at a time when they are competing with Toyota, Nissan, Honda of Japan and Hyundai and Kia from Korea and many European cars.

    The same problem Ford and GM faces will be America’s problem in 10 years when the bulk of boomers retire and start collecting Social Security. The difference is this — FORD and GM can’t raise taxes or prices. The US government can.

    Not even Taylor or Kelly Clarkson or even Elvis, if he were to come back and endorse Ford can solve this company’s problems.

  402. Cheese, like you, I listened to the first six or so, and then skipped through the next ones. I like “Better off Alone” and “Love Story,” and am sentimental about “Open Toes” because of the fun that we had with it here when we first heard it. The album is not terrible, at least not for what it is, and I think it will sell fairly well because it’s current. We can debate the merits of current all day long, but it is what it is.

  403. Margie Jan 26th, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    CRB , I just tried that link and it worked for me.

    CRB, Sorry I could not give you the link , I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know how to do that.

    That’s okay Margie you got me pointed in the right direction and now you’ve given me the heads up that is is working. Very much appreciated! I just started the download.

  404. Can someone post a link for me to all of Taylor’s tour dates? I want to check in to the Va ones to see if I can get tickets yet. Is there any reason people are speculating that Taylor and Elliott may perform together here in Richmond????

  405. Lu – if you go to Gray’s site, click on “schedule” along the top of the page.
    ETA: MJ has a link to gray’s along the right side of her homepage

  406. Actually lu, bigtayfan list is more comprehensive. It lists what is sold out, price of tickets, etc. Her site is tayonline.com

  407. JJ:

    I could be mistaken, but I believe that they turned a profit in one quarter, the one that Taylor and Kellyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ads were running.

    That would be nice but I believe Ford lost in all 4 Quarters of 2006. Third Quarter losses (net $5.8 Billion) were staggering, due mainly to restructuring – primarily from the cost of cutting thousands of jobs. Much as I love Taylor and Kelly C. I don’t think they were going to be able to sell enough cars and trucks to bring Ford into profitability in that situation.

  408. Okay – In reference to this article from this morning:
    dvls
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:49 am
    Paula Abdul honoree at Gala in Vegas

    Forget the rumors swirling around the Nevada Ballet Theatreà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Woman of the Year gala.

    Paula Abdul, the embattled honoree, is forever their girl, and sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have plenty of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  company on Saturday, ballet publicist Jennifer Kratochwill said Tuesday.

    The à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  judge will have a large delegation of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  supporters on hand. Six former à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  contestants, Anthony Fedorov, Bucky Covington, Melissa McGhee, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa and Paris Bennett, will do a medley of her 1980s hits.

    Some other entertainers have been lined up too, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“and weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re still waiting to hear on Randy (Jackson) and Simon (Cowell) and Chris Daughtry.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Jan-24-Wed-2007/news/12162473.html
    *******************************

    Okay – someone PLEASE tell me WHY Elliott isn’t doing this with the others —- especially if he is planning to release his album in March and kinda needs publicity now, duh….

    I mean – I just joined the i-squad set up for Elliott off of his myspace and one of the things they are working on is getting his name out there and making him known.

    Okay – Elliott – I understand – almost – why you haven’t been showing up for parades, etc. But this – this is something important enough to get your face shown again.

    It almost makes me wonder if evil C (Clive) is working his black magic to keep him out of things, somehow. Bwahahaa — or is it just Elliott being a hermit.

  409. That would be nice but Ford lost in all 4 Quarters of 2006. Third Quarter losses (net $5.8 Billion) were staggering, due mainly to restructuring – primarily from the cost of cutting thousands of jobs. Much as I love Taylor and Kelly C. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think they were going to be able to sell enough cars and trucks to bring Ford into profitability in that situation.

    Actually, you now that you say it I think it was there was one quarter where sales went up slightly, or something like that. Like I said, I could be wrong, but I thought that there was a minor upswing with those ads. Or maybe DIMYP was gettinga lot of spins at that time and I was just a bit tipsy.

  410. lu, jersey is right, its tay-online.com. It is bigtayfans site, she posts here. It is a really awesome site, one of the best I’ve seen

  411. Lu – hi — long time no see…. Did you see that link to BIGPLANZ to purchase a copy of The Storm? You probably already have a copy, don’t you!

    Here is the link again – just in case.

    http://cdbaby.com/cd/bigplanz2

    I cannot wait to be listening to him again. Go E!

  412. Hey — I just noticed – and excuse me – but since I would have to wait until I got home to do any real purchasing — I didn’t notice before…. The link to BIGPLANZ that shows THE STORM — has a little note on it that says:

    “CD not for sale” –

    BUMMER — release it guys – it is LATE JANUARY!!!!!

  413. I can’t believe that the largest radio station in NY Z100 is playing ***’s song and I am STILL waiting to hear my Taylor on the RADIO!!

    DAMN….how does the runner up get better promo and play than the winner?? &*%#$#!

  414. Actually, you now that you say it I think it was there was one quarter where sales went up slightly, or something like that.

    That’s entirely possible. But Ford’s problems are clearly a lot bigger than the American Idol effect is going to solve.

  415. ealbino – I don’t think you’ll EVER hear Taylor on z100. Better luck on WLTW or WPLJ or even the new radio station (don’t know the call letters but its 102.7)Fresh-fm.

  416. mj
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 9:22 am
    I can guarantee that all of the fans of one particular Idol will never again agree on a favorite Idol. Oh, no they wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢tà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    It’s kind of interesting, though, watching them try.

  417. JERSEY – really? I’ve heard songs that were like his on that top 40 station… and they were NOT as good as Tay’s!

    urgggggg!

  418. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s kind of interesting, though, watching them try.

    It is pretty funny, but even a bunny slipper up my a$$ isn’t going to get me to like Sundance Head.

  419. The à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  judge will have a large delegation of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  supporters on hand. Six former à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  contestants, Anthony Fedorov, Bucky Covington, Melissa McGhee, Lisa Tucker, Mandisa and Paris Bennett, will do a medley of her 1980s hits.

    I imagine this isn’t going to be televised, which is a pity because I would love to see Bucky sing some Paula Abdul. :)

    P.S. Not trying to be mean to Bucky, I like him and think he will probably have a lot of fun with it.

  420. it’s just a guess on my part, ealbino. I think if Nick Lachey sang the same song, they would play it. Maybe I’m wrong.

  421. You know it is almost 5 on a Friday. I really don’t need an excuse to drink, but I would really like one.

  422. Cheese, I watched part of the “Open Toes” youtube last night and laughed my ass off. I woke up this morning and it was going through my mind. It still is despite listening to many other things today. :wallbash_tb: I think you’re right about her doing okay.

    RE: The Paula Abdul gala. I love Bucky. I really do. I am having a hard time picturing him doing a Pauler song, though. I hope someone films it!

  423. You know it is almost 5 on a Friday. I really donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t need an excuse to drink, but I would really like one.

    ———

    Pretend you’re in my time zone 21:55.

    In other news Jermaine Jackson and Dirk Benedict have made it to the final of CBB.

  424. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Sorry, but Taylor Hicks has not been heard latelyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    I’m thinking of getting this put onto a bumper sticker.

  425. HI Angela,

    I’m not sure if I have that song but I’ll check.

    Thanks for turning on the Lite!

    Coco :)

    Coco Cortez
    Afternoon Personality 2pm-7pm
    The Lite, 93.9 WLIT-Chicago
    Request Line: (312) 591-WLIT

    this is the response I got, keep your fingers crossed….
    anyone hear it yet???

  426. DAMNà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.how does the runner up get better promo and play than the winner?? &*%#$#!

    One reason why you’re not hearing it yet is that it’s NOT released yet.

  427. hs: “Two million dollars in royalties minus $2 million in recoupable expenses equals à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ zero!”

    Haven’t I been saying this all along? Recoupment is killer, and cross-collateralization is the gravedigger.

  428. UGGH. If Taylor is going to be stuck on LIT-FM it ain’t gonna be pretty. Then again maybe it ain’t so bad. Isn’t LIT-FMs the soundtrack of dental offices and podiatrist’s. So maybe after a SPer is at a SRO Taylor concert she can hear Taylor as her bunions are worked on.

    Cheese- I’ll buy some of those bumper stickers.

  429. AngC30- I know Coco she was a DJ at the radio station I interned at in PHX, back when I was in college at Power 92-She is really nice, and loves to interact with her listners, so if she has it, more than likely she will play it. I had know idea she was in Chicago.

  430. SoulerExpress Jan 26th, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Can anyone please tell me how I can get in touch with Dingoatemybaby? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a free-lance writer who would like to talk to her about one of her genius quotes from todayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s blog. If anyone knows her, please ask her to contact me at BonLatino@aol.com THANKS! BBL

    Polishes my lovely nails on my shirt cause Im just so cool. THEN……

    HEY!!! SoulerExpress!!! Im over here!! Im the one jumping up and down so you’ll notice me! here I am!! Over here! Yoooo Hoooo!!! Here I am!!

    Did I scare her away? Did I appear too anxious? Ya think she will see me?

    I’ll email her just in case she misses it.

    Its been so nice knowing you kids, I’ll blow you kisses from the throne I’ll be sittin’ on.

    Let ’em eat cake…..lmfao.

  431. One reason why youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not hearing it yet is that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s NOT released yet.

    That dosen’t matter, radio stations can play it if they want to.

  432. Dave – according to allaccess.com, Taylor’s song is being sent out to Hot AC stations, so I suspect it will play with more current stuff. Although I’ll take anything at this point haha!

  433. But for the life of me, I wanna tell her/him that nothing I said today was really worthy of an Oscar cause Im WAYYYYY funnier than I was this morning. I was so off my game.

    Right?

  434. That dosenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t matter, radio stations can play it if they want to.

    True, but it’s more likely to get heard after official release, I suspect.

  435. Let à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹em eat cakeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..lmfao.

    Oh god, its starting, those bunny slippers will never come down to earth now.

  436. griz
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    I love this U2 song theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re playing on WLIT-FM!
    _____________________________
    Speaking of U2, does anyone else here get a U2 vibe in WILMH..
    Damn, I wish they would release that song to the raido. Also, PIB..
    They are both FANTASTIC..
    BTW… I still think GMT and HK would do great on the Top 40 charts..

  437. DAMNà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.how does the runner up get better promo and play than the winner?? &*%#$#!

    One reason why youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not hearing it yet is that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s NOT released yet

    I am telling you Taylor should better hurry up releasing that single and recording the JTFTW video. He needs VH1 aid ASAP. He needs to be on the Billboard charts for once in his life!

    HOnestly, I think Tay should fire his PR people and hire Kat’s.
    Heck Kat is getting radio play already, she is going to perform two songs on Leno and better yet, she is going to appear on the hottest show on TV Ugly Betty. If that that is not good PR, I don’t know what it is.

    What a waste of time those Runaround TV performances were. Just saying. Sigh.

  438. MaryS – Unfortunately, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s had to file lawsuits against a couple opportunistic ex-manager types who are still trying to exploit his name and fame – which aint cheap.
    —————–

    His lawyer is an Auburn buddy – War Eagle!

    (he’s probably doing it on the cheap with the good ol’ boy network – good advertising).

  439. LOL jj, the only people who wanna contact me are bill collectors. With my luck, thats just what SE is dammit.

    Taylor….call me!

  440. RightSaidFred
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    Can anyone confirm this ?

    Again, the figures that you see on various boards are pure speculation – conjecture. Rumor. This information is kept confidential. There are meaningful financial penalties in the finalistsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ contracts for divulging any details about compensation.

    Actually, Jasmine Trias revealed a little information about this, following AI3, and said she earned $3000 per show plus $450 per week as a clothing allowance.

  441. pj Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Where is mybabyatedingo?

    Hey! Ya know how long it took me to find a name I liked? Then I was watching a Seinfeld rerun and it was thedingoateyobaby one and voila!

    Here I am.

  442. What a waste of time those Runaround TV performances were. Just saying. Sigh.

    Not necessarily – who knows what his sales would have been if he *hadn’t* played on all those TV shows, right?

  443. I am not a Kat fan, but I gave her album a good hearing.

    Her best song in the album is the track — ORDINARY WORLD ( track #8). That highlights her vocals and ability to connect to a song. It is Top 40 ready and is a good representation of what a good pop song should sound like.

  444. Griz-I hope he catches on at HOT A/C stations but I ain’t holding my breath. I did meat a DJ from 101.9 last spring at a mall by me and we chatted for awhile. He liked Taylor a lot but was not sure about his radioness at the time. BUT he did like him. :wallbash_tb:

    Sometimes it feels good to just bang my head.

  445. Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.call me!

    He better not, he would probably ask you to money to pay his bills.

  446. I think Kats CD will be very successful on radio. I didnt listen to all of it just bits and pieces but I hear radio play on it.

  447. JJ,

    the boy doesnt SPEND any money from what I can tell. Maybe a new pair of sneakers and that it. He aint exactly raking in the dough right now but I think once the tour begins, his popularity will soar and as time goes on he will be fine.

    Dont make me hurt you.

  448. I think Kats CD will be very successful on radio. I didnt listen to all of it just bits and pieces but I hear radio play on it.

    I agree. I am not a kat fan but I am curious to see her on Leno this MOnday making her debut with her single. She will sell that’s for sure. Her music is very today and you have to admit the girl is pretty.

    WOnder if she will wear the knee high boots from her cover to perform. :biggrin_wp:

    Hey.. and what about Taylor dingo? Do you hear radio play on his album?
    Sigh..

  449. Regarding Taylor’s financial situation, when the two court documents were posted, for suing the Nashville producer and the ex-manager, I noticed one of the lawyers named on both documents was someone named Michael Douglas. There is a picture of Taylor’s college band, Passing Through, I saw somwhere and the names of all the members are listed with one of them being Michael Douglas. I don’t know if this is the same person, but I wouldn’t be surprised that Taylor has many friends from his college days who are now practicing lawyers, finanial advisors and such. I hope so because I think someone who is a friend is more likly to protect Taylor’s interest and can give him good advise. Pure speculation though.

  450. Dont make me hurt you.

    Dingo – I think we need to kick JJ’s a$$.

    /me puts on her steel toed shoes.

  451. Hey Dingo, or should we be saying “your majesty” now? Every damn time I looked out at my bird bath today, I expected to see all the birds with little cigars in their mouths. Great visual.

  452. dingo, you know I love you.

    Anyway, goodnight all. I’m off to drop my oldest at basketball practice then the twins to a birthday party. Can you believe someone scheduled a birthday party for 6 year olds at 6:30 at night? 20 – 6 year old girls, high on sugar and tired. I am so glad its a drop off party.

  453. Scout – Michael Dougles IS one of Taylor’s friends from college as well as his lawyer now.

  454. Dingo – I think we need to kick JJà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a$$.

    sniff, sniff, I thought you were my friend, sniff, sniff

  455. O.K. I have a question. I know I’m dreaming here but. When Taylor’s crack marketing team gets him on as host of SNL, what song should he sing?

  456. Love ya too jj.

    Little Debbi, that scene from Scarface always cracked me up.

    Griz, I aint a fighter, I just play one on the blog. Im really a lover.

  457. Has this already been posted? Its a long but incredibly interesting account of the music industry thru Cortney Loveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s experiences. Will give some insight as to what Taylor et al all facing.

    http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2000/06/14/love/index.html?pn=1

    By the way things looks, it may appear as if Taylor was the smarter one. He only worked with one producer and except for the live musician did not spend a whole lot on this cd. He does not have an actual band, so he does not have to really split his final fees. He has paid musicians and one does not know the contractual details of how they get paid. If it comes out of his pocket, that is part of the recoupment cost.

    Actually, the one who may be in the red might be Kat. She work with a bunch of prooducers and they were all quite popular. That means the cd was quite costly to make. We won’t talk about the amount it might have cost to push back her release date. Also not all videos cost a million dollars to make.

    Also, if Taylor does actually have a three cd contract and this cd sells 1 million or more than whatever that was not recouped from this cd automatically carries over to the next cd and so on and so forth.

  458. O.K. I have a question. I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m dreaming here but. When Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s crack marketing team gets him on as host of SNL, what song should he sing?

    Either…WILMH or Soul Thing.

  459. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Sorry, but Taylor Hicks has not been heard latelyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Spotted him doing The Runaround today – I know this is him, has to be him I’d know that silver hair anywhere. :)

    http://thumbsnap.com/v/5JsL48fY.gif

    (This is how I have fun sometimes – making goofy stuff) :)

  460. For those who missed it, it’s on the tube right now…

    Remember Jonathan Jayne and Kenneth Briggs ? The two guys who met up at the Seattle auditions and became best buddies ( one of them with eyes so huge Simon called him a Bush Baby and the other guy as fat as a ball ?).

    Well, they appeared on Jim Kimmel at the BOB HOPE GOLF CLASSIC and had the chance to sing GOD BLESS AMERICA with Taylor Hicks ( they were awed at appearing with Taylor, but Taylor was more than gracious to them ). They also met up with George Lopez, Ray Romano, Don Cheadle and Chris Tucker.

    For those who missed this scene, here is the video at YouTube :

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=92vLa8qBzmI

  461. RE:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRkFFWz1Y3E

    Wowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. ..

    Kat Mcphee is the HOTNESS… LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION LORD, I’m a married man, I’m a married man, I’m a married man, I’m a married man….

    But seriously, this is what will make her sell !

    No one competes with McTatas.

  462. Doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t she ever leave that poor, poor dog alone?

    Can I return in the next life a her dog ? :tongue_wink_ee:

  463. Doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t she ever leave that poor, poor dog alone?

    Can I return in the next life a her dog ?
    ____________________________________

    Could be she’ll be returning as a DOG..

  464. Good song choices Dingo. I can’t make up my mind. I just spent some time at the Taylorography watching Taylor’s AI performances and I actually got teary-eyed. Good stuff.

    Cute animation Desdemona.

  465. Can I return in the next life a her dog ?

    Only if you want to be zipped up in a pretentious Louis Vuitton carrying case and tossed into a locked car while Mizz McPhee is wined and dined at swanky restaurants. If so, then yes.

  466. Nevada Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    Actually, Jasmine Trias revealed a little information about this, following AI3…

    Yeah – I recall reading this. I can’t answer for why she felt ‘safe’ in disclosing the information because the confidentiality aspects of the contracts have been discussed in many articles. Am I correct in my hazy memory that she received a ‘response’, i.e., a warning? I recall reading a reference to a contestant being on the receiving end of a lawyer’s letter for saying what they shouldn’t have. Anyway, the only other press I recall was an interview with Scott Savol and a Jessica somebody from Season 4. When confronted about the $ issue, they were very evasive in their answers, acknowledging things like the clothing allowance but never saying how much.

  467. maracaibo Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRkFFWz1Y3E

    Wowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. ..

    All she needs is a whip. The girl is an exhibitionist. Aint nothing wrong with that but she cant complain when people see her as only a sex symbol. For someone who suffered with an eating disorder, Im surprised at her extrovertedness. Is that a word? Well it is now.

    She is a beautiful girl, she seems a bit immature to me but I wish her well.

    Well, I dont really wish her anything, I was just tryin’ ta be nice.

  468. Only if you want to be zipped up in a pretentious Louis Vuitton carrying case and tossed into a locked car while Mizz McPhee is wined and dined at swanky restaurants. If so, then yes.
    ________________________________
    Think I’ll report her to the Humane Society…

  469. carolina
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:59 pm
    Cute Des!

    How you do dat?

    Hi, carolina,

    This one was harder than the hooker mcboots smileys I did, because it was mostly from scratch. I ‘draw’ the pictures in a photo editing program (like PhotoShop), and arrange the body a little different in each picture. Then each picture goes in an animation program I use (Gif Construction Set). I can reverse the frames and give them different ‘times’ before switching to the next frame. When it’s all saved as one animated gif, it looks like he’s spinning. In short, it’s a succession of ‘frames’ that play one right after another to simulate movement.

    It’s fun to do, but I’ve been doing graphics and layouts and illustrations for several years. Thanks for asking. :)

  470. Does any one know yet exactly what is the “genius” comment/quote Dingo made to vault her into celebrity status today?

    I know I’m risking free oreos, but I can’t figure out from her comments earlier what it might be…(ducks as ratty old bunny slipper flies past my head…)

  471. I can’t wait to open some of these links, but since I’m also doing online “traffic school” (so lame) right now, every time I go to another website, I get kicked off the traffic school website. Another hour or so to go… Ugh!

  472. Fred, being the egomaniac that I am, I have gone back to re read all my posts from this morning and I cannot, for the life of me, see one single sentence that was reprint worthy. I have said some fucking brilliant things in the past but today? I dont see anything.

    Hey! The woman/man knows talent when she/he sees it. I emailed her. Didnt wanna look too anxious cause afterall, Im just so cool ya know?

    I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m risking free oreos, but I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t figure out from her comments earlier what it might beà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦(ducks as ratty old bunny slipper flies past my headà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦)

    Glares at Fred, yer riskin’ more than free Oreos. And Hey! watch the comments about the slippers, they’re just slightly “worn” is all.

  473. Since you brought it up, for those who may have missed it yesterday:

    RightSaidFred Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Oops, she did it again

    KATs and DOGs

    So much press, so little time.

  474. She is a beautiful girl, she seems a bit immature to me but I wish her well.

    Ah, the wonders of makeup and fake hair and fake tatas in a push-up bra. Shoot, I was hoping to see how they put all those extension in her hair. They even make her nose smaller in those photoshoots! THAT is quite a trick in itself!

    http://thumbsnap.com/v/DNbDimM8.jpg

  475. Wow. Kat hits the Maxim photo shoot this quickly. She will do anything for fame. As far as I know, no idol contestant has ever gone the sex sells route as quickly as her.I guess NO ONE had any illusions about her voice selling cds. The pictures combined with the “breathy” singing. Too much. Kat, you’re pretty and talented. Why did you go this route? Don’t her parents give her any career advice at all? If the album tanks, nude scenes coming up asap. Kat, YOU’RE America’s Sweetheart? LOL

  476. maracaibo: link to Big and Sexy photo shoot.

    Oh my.

    Boulder is going to regret going to that movie this afternoon…she’ll be on FIRE tonight.

  477. ….theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re just slightly à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“wornà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is all.

    My apologies. I’m certain they are stunning. In that white trash, Britney Spears sort of way.

  478. RE:

    fake hair and fake tatas in a push-up bra.

    To quote Teri Hatcher in Seinfeld — They’re Real and They’re Fabulous !

  479. Fred and Dingo. If this writer person was talking about a serious quote, I’m betting it’s the one on page three of this thread, posted at 8:53 a.m. Dingo, you just summed up Taylor’s appeal perfectly.

  480. Little Boy Blue
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    RE:

    fake hair and fake tatas in a push-up bra.

    To quote Teri Hatcher in Seinfeld à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re Real and Theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re Fabulous !

    Well, they’re probably as real as Teri Hatcher’s. :)

  481. Since you brought it up, for those who may have missed it yesterday:

    RightSaidFred Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Oops, she did it again

    KATs and DOGs

    So much press, so little time.
    _________________________________
    Without that WAR PAINT she looks rather homely…
    Certainly NO raving beauty…

  482. So I see the strategy with Kat is to dress her up like a ho ?? Well, I guess that will get the guys listening or at least watching her. I think she’s a beautiful girl, but the short hooker skirts and the McTatas hanging out of everything — please!! And Ace won’t even take off his shirt for us. I wonder how well he’d sell his records if he decides to go beefcake. Meantime, I heard Kat’s song, “Over It” when I was on myspace — I thought it was Hillary Duff. What happened to her voice?

  483. Dingo? Can we bask in the reflected glory of your new found celebrity? Any rides on a private plane coming up for ya??? Maybe a BIG and SEXY photo shoot??? A new biography to come out soon? “Dingo, The Bunny Slipper Years.”

    Moving on….

    I really enjoyed the Jonathan/Kenneth segment from Jimmy Kimmell. May I say that of all the celebs the boys managed to have a word with, by far the handsomest was Taylor Hicks? OK. I am saying it.

    I also enjoyed Ace and Bucky on LKL (not to segue into them from Jonathan and Kenneth, it just came up in my things-to-list that way.) I hope Larry King does a weekly Idol segment and we can catch up with what they are doing. Elliot? Where are ya???

  484. My apologies. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m certain they are stunning. In that white trash, Britney Spears sort of way.

    Fred! LOLOL! I wanna be mad but damn that was fucking funny.

    NOW STOP THAT!

    Little Debbi, I just went back to read my brilliant post and yer right. Its the only one that even comes close to coherence. Yep, perty damn good but certainly not among my best work.

    She/he can have it.

  485. If this is a duplicate, please forgive me because if I take the time to read and catch up, it will defeat the point of my posting in the first place.

    Jennifer Hudson is going to be the “Person of the Week” on ABC’s news tonight! It just started and she’ll probably be on about five to seven minutes before 7. Just thought some folks might like to catch it! :thumbup_tb:

  486. What did I miss? Kat is going to be in Maxim? Is this for real or a joke?

  487. Taylor Hicksà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ GIVE ME TONIGHT being used as background music to an animation à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  THE TWILIGHT PRINCESS :

    What, pray tell, is “THE TWIGHLIGHT PRINCESS”? I do think Taylor’s music is good in this, but I’m feeling very old and out of touch about the computer graphics thingies.

  488. Jennifer Hudson is going to be the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Person of the Weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on ABCà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s news tonight! It just started and sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll probably be on about five to seven minutes before 7. Just thought some folks might like to catch it!

    Bobbi, Im gonna watch it but it just strikes me as odd that Hudson would be person of the week in light of all the death and destruction and the kidnapping and killing of US soldiers over in Iraq these past few days.

    Very odd.

  489. linny: I thought it was Hillary Duff. What happened to her voice?

    protools.

    BTW may I just say I love the big ol’ roll of toilet paper in one of those shots in the Big and Sexy videos? Just goes to show that those photo shoots aren’t as glamorous as they seem.

  490. She’s not in Maxim yet. Check on her Big/Sexy photo sheet for some shots of her that look like Maxim shoots. She’s working the tatas hard.

  491. That segment tends to be a human interest type thing, dingo, not news related necessarily. So, while I’m surprised Jennifer was chosen, I’m not surprised about the issue you raised.

  492. Katharine McPhee is walking testimony to the need for every woman > B to wear a properly fitted bra each and every day.

    All images should carry a warning: Caution – this could happen to yours.

  493. Little Debbi
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Cute animation Desdemona.

    Thanks, Li’l Deb.

    emeralgem : Without that WAR PAINT she looks rather homelyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦
    Certainly NO raving beautyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    It surprises me she went to lunch that way. But I am also surprised that there are people who think she really looks like the glammed up thing they see in the magazines. Or that ANY of the “beautiful” girls look just like that in the magazines for that matter! When I was a little girl, I used to though. Not a freckle on any of those movie stars!

  494. Ladybug: I really enjoyed the Jonathan/Kenneth segment from Jimmy Kimmell.

    It was very cute. Those boys were having so much fun. Especially making those tone-challenged (except for Taylor) stars do America the Beautiful.

  495. Little Debbi
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 5:41 pm
    O.K. I have a question. I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m dreaming here but. When Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s crack marketing team gets him on as host of SNL, what song should he sing?

    Well, how about the MAZE or Give Me Tonight? They are funky like SNL is.

  496. Ladybug………..what is interesting about Jimmie Kimmels apparent fondness for Jon and Kenneth, isn’t he married (I think they are married) to Sarah Silverman, a comedienne who makes her living demeaning people of all types. Maybe this was Jimmie’s way of making up for it.

    I got my People magazing, hoping I would be getting glimpses of Taylor(maybe doing his laundry) since he is here now and instead I get tons of Kat. She looks way better in the mag than on that pic with her pooch.

  497. Desdemona: I am also surprised that there are people who think she really looks like the glammed up thing they see in the magazines. Or that ANY of the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“beautifulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  girls look just like that in the magazines for that matter! When I was a little girl, I used to though. Not a freckle on any of those movie stars!

    After this Dove commercial, it’s a wonder anybody doesn’t realize that:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

  498. Dingo. This writer person could be a comic strip writer and she wants to use the scarface/birdbath scenario in one of her comics.
    :tongue1_tb:

  499. A new biography to come out soon? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dingo, The Bunny Slipper Years.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Ladybuggggg!!!
    Bwahahahahahahaha!

  500. After this commercial, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a wonder anybody doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize that:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

    Standing ovation for Kirsten for that link! This should be required viewing for everyone: Women, so that they don’t hate themselves for not being able to approximate these impossible images, and (straight)men so that they realize they are lusting over something that doesn’t exist–and hopefully will have more realistic expectations of women.

    (P.S. Kirsten – I’m willing to forgive you for trying to get me to eat carrots earlier.)

  501. RightSaidFred
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 6:07 pm
    Yeah – I recall reading this. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t answer for why she felt à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢safeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ in disclosing the information because the confidentiality aspects of the contracts have been discussed in many articles. Am I correct in my hazy memory that she received a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹responseà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢, i.e., a warning?

    The original article was in a Manila newspaper, so perhaps Jasmine thought that it wouldn’t catch the eye of 19’s “enforcers.” And she might have been warned, because in subsequent interviews she’s said very little about American Idol.

  502. Kirsten
    Jan 26th, 2007 at 6:46 pm
    Desdemona: I am also surprised that there are people who think she really looks like the glammed up thing they see in the magazines. Or that ANY of the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“beautifulà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  girls look just like that in the magazines for that matter! When I was a little girl, I used to though. Not a freckle on any of those movie stars!

    After this Dove commercial, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a wonder anybody doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t realize that:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibyAJOSW8U

    YIKES! Once again, what a difference some makeup (and airbrushing before publishing in mag) makes!

    I have freckles (not like a little redheaded kid!) – not a lot of them, but I do have a few freckles. When I have a professional photo done, voila! I’ve got the most beautiful, perfect skin – no freckles, no hint of dark circles under my eyes, no imperfections at all! :)

  503. While I was over at youtube, I checked out Pink’s Stupid Girls video for the first time~~also the first time I’ve heard the song in its entirety. It’s like a blueprint for who ***’s become. Are Pink’s other songs like this? She seems cool.

  504. A new biography to come out soon? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dingo, The Bunny Slipper Years.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Ladybuggggg!!!
    Bwahahahahahahaha!

    :tongue1_tb:

  505. Wow. Kat hits the Maxim photo shoot this quickly. She will do anything for fame. As far as I know, no idol contestant has ever gone the sex sells route as quickly as her.I guess NO ONE had any illusions about her voice selling cds. The pictures combined with the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“breathyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  singing. Too much. Kat, youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re pretty and talented. Why did you go this route? Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t her parents give her any career advice at all? If the album tanks, nude scenes coming up asap. Kat, YOUà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢RE Americaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Sweetheart? LOL

    JPFan, Kat needs to sell cds. Her voice alone will not do it. That was made clear by her low cd singles sales. Kat does not have a lot of stage presences and she does not shine vocally because she does not have a “blow you away” type of vocals. The way she is going is the only way for her to go. She knows that people won’t dismiss her entirely because they know she can at least sing.

  506. Standing ovation for Kirsten for that link! This should be required viewing for everyone: Women, so that they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hate themselves for not being able to approximate these impossible images, and (straight)men so that they realize they are lusting over something that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t existà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’and hopefully will have more realistic expectations of women.

    (P.S. Kirsten – Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m willing to forgive you for trying to get me to eat carrots earlier.)

    Metta, great post and Kirsten, thanks for that reality check. Im feeling better about myself already.

    BTW, there aint nothin’ wrong with carrots dammit.

  507. Metta Jan 26th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    While I was over at youtube, I checked out Pinkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Stupid Girls video for the first time~~also the first time Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard the song in its entirety. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s like a blueprint for who ***à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s become. Are Pinkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s other songs like this? She seems cool.

    I LOVE pink. She has a very very good song called “Dear Mr. President”. Its awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDJ3cuXKV4

    She has an extraordinary voice.

  508. JTFTW just played in Little Rock re: yes.com

    I missed being able to give it a thumbs up – darn!

  509. BTW, there aint nothinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ wrong with carrots dammit.

    WTF else would a damn bunny say? lmao!

  510. JTFTW just played in Little Rock re: yes.com

    I missed being able to give it a thumbs up – darn!

    GULP! :drunk_tb:

  511. dante – I’m looking at yes .com and it shows nothing. Do I need to register or something? (I’m on Taylor’s page)

  512. Kirsten, when I posted my comment above, I hadn’t watched the entire Dove commercial. My gosh! They rearranged her eyes and eyebrows before they were finished!

    And btw, in kat’s behind the scenes photo shoot, we did see how the makeup person slimmed her nose with the shadow on either side. :)

  513. metta – I have no idea what I’m doing, but I registered and typed in Taylor Hicks. It said nothing had been played recently so I minimized it and have been checking off and on. JTFTW was played at 6:09 CST on KLAZ in Little Rock, but I didn’t see it in time to vote. It still shows on my screen, but I think someone said if I were to sign off and back on, it wouldn’t show.

  514. BTW, there aint nothinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ wrong with carrots dammit.

    WTF else would a damn bunny say? lmao!
    _______________________

    Metta, years ago we had a bunny named Strawberry that would not eat carrots… She loved cabbage, turnips, and lettuce though…

  515. I LOVE pink. She has a very very good song called à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dear Mr. Presidentà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Its awesome.

    I love her too. She’s what a Pop singer should be (IMO), a little edgy, a little snarky and she a distinctive voice that stands out among the other female Pop singers.

  516. Hey, KLAZ played Taylor around noon today too. Two spins in 6 hours from one station? Break open the six pack!

  517. Standing ovation for Kirsten for that link! This should be required viewing for everyone: Women, so that they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hate themselves for not being able to approximate these impossible images, and (straight)men so that they realize they are lusting over something that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t existà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’and hopefully will have more realistic expectations of women.

    I realize that long time ago when I saw Naomi Campbell without make-up.. Wow, talk about false preception.

    I found it interesting that they photoshopped the model’s lips so it would protrude more…

  518. And btw, in katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s behind the scenes photo shoot, we did see how the makeup person slimmed her nose with the shadow on either side. :)

    I am going out on a limb and say that I see plastic surgery being in Kat’s future. Something tells me a young lady who is taught to believe that it’s all about looks will have really hard time aging gracefully. Don’t even talk about her not taking care of her skin at a young age and looking older than her actual age.

  519. UGGH. If Taylor is going to be stuck on LIT-FM it ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t gonna be pretty. Then again maybe it ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t so bad. Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t LIT-FMs the soundtrack of dental offices and podiatristà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s. So maybe after a SPer is at a SRO Taylor concert she can hear Taylor as her bunions are worked on.

    They also play it in the place I get my hearing aids. Love that song “Just to Steal that Hay”: “Let’s hock all the tires, it’s starting to snow”. Just makes my heart jump.

  520. O.K. I have a question. I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m dreaming here but. When Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s crack marketing team gets him on as host of SNL, what song should he sing?

    Just dreaming here: I’d imagine that he’d lead off with whatever his single is at that point in time (assuming that he even has a single, *cough*); I’d love to see The Right Place as the second song.

    Realistically, if Taylor is going to be a musical guest on SNL, I don’t think it will be this season. If you compare SNL’s current schedule with Taylor’s tour schedule, that leaves May 12 and 19 as the only potential dates. However, there are more tour dates TBD, so the 12 and 19 may not be open for him to guest. Plus, SNL may decide to book other artists on those evenings.

    And I did my taxes this afternoon. I believe this is the appropriate smiley: :thumbdown_tb:

  521. Mary – I don’t understand all the music types/distinctions. AC, HotAC, etc. I’ll tell you this though. I listen to lite98 in Richmond and they play John Mayer, Gnarles Barkley, Rascal Flatts, etc. They’ve also been playing some Taylor Hicks this week. I’m very loyal to this station because they play Elliott multiple times a day – support the hometown guy.

  522. I registered at http://www.yes.com, but I do not see a place to type in Taylor’s name…
    I see Beyonce name in a space above the Top 20 that are being played around the US.
    I don’t understand that site. Can someone help me?

  523. Did I miss anything good?

    I was walking around times square today and saw a huge screen playing Daughtry’s video and then got to the room and as soon as I turned on the TV I see a commercial for BIG IT’s CD. Oh and I saw one of the NY idol rejects at footlocker. talked to him and he said some interesting things about Simon…lets just say he and Randy don’t like Taylor all that much, at least according to him.

    Of course, no Taylor anywhere….yeah I am in a bad mood now. It could be the cold or this effing little treo I am typing on.

    I have missed you all.

  524. emerald – above Beyonce there is a white line box with try hot 97.1…. that is where I typed in Taylor Hicks. It comes up that nothing has been played by him, but when it played in Little Rock it came up there – it did disappear after a while.

    I’m still trying to figure it out too.

  525. I am going out on a limb and say that I see plastic surgery being in Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s future. Something tells me a young lady who is taught to believe that ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s all about looks will have really hard time aging gracefully. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even talk about her not taking care of her skin at a young age and looking older than her actual age.

    I don’t think that’s going out on a limb at all. It’s pretty apparent she’s already been there. :)

  526. Kerri……….I wonder where the idol reject got all the info on Simon and Randy? Just curious, since Taylor said the contestants don’t spend much time with the judges, and in fact said that he only talked to Simon for a few minutes outside of the auditions and that was at the finale. If they are talking to idol rejects about past idols. Very uncool!!!

  527. Kat’s moving on up the charts nicely being added by Kiss in Boston today and getting regular rotation on Z100 in NY….

    As for all the plastic surgery and make up talk pft…

    I highly doubt she’s had plastic surgery and who cares if she wears make up?

    And as for the using beauty to sell albums- I think it may play SOME factor- but no more factor than any other singers’ album.

    I’m sure for every one person who buys Kat’s album because she is hot… there is one fan of Chris, Taylor, Bo, Justin Timberlake, etc… who buys an album because they are “hot.” It’s just part of the business.

  528. Lu Jan 26th, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Dingo – Are you and I the only members of the Sundance fan club?

    Nope, I think Boulder Soul is also a member. I am not crazy about his stage presence or his personality thus far but I gotta see a bit more of him. The only thing Im sure of at this point is that he can sing his ass off.