Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Get crazy with the Cheez Whiz®

Okay, since I have nothing exciting to post today, I guess it's time to go to the old Google Analytics page to see what crazy shit people have searched for and found my blog.
First up, random weirdness:
  • "getting married in the outer banks"

  • red wings kegerator tap

Sorry, can't help you with either one of those. Y'all come back now, y'hear?

I'm guessing by this next batch that my Rockstar: Supernova post was pretty popular:
  • rockstar supernova

  • rockstar

  • supernova jd fortune

  • toby rand's

  • toby rand married

File this next batch under Celebrity WTF???:
  • celebrity fakes

  • celebrity weight loss

  • did jennifer aniston drink underage?

  • anthony kiedis photos pics

  • sopie marceau

  • james horner british accent

And now I am speechless:
  • fat bodybuilder gorged

  • brain hemmorhage weightlifting

It never ceases to amaze me the f-ed up things people look for on the Internets. Don't they know we can see what they are doing (and pointing and laughing)?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Their A&R man said I don't hear a single...

My last post got me to thinking. If Toby Rand ends up being the winner of Rockstar and becomes the frontman for Tommy Lee's new band, Supernova, it will have been just one in a long line of my predictions regarding rock/pop music.

About three months ago, I stumbled across the MySpace page of a new hip-hop group I had never heard of, and absolutely loved one of their songs. That's saying something, because I hate most rap/hip-hop/r&b music. But this song had a groove to it, and I added it to my profile. A month later, I heard it on the radio, and now I can't turn on the radio without hearing it.

The song is "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, whose album "St. Elsewhere" just hit 500,000 copies sold.

And now I kinda hate it, just because it was something I knew that no one else did, and now its everywhere. (I harbor the same feelings for South Park, which I discovered on the 'net way before the first season hit Comedy Central.)

I did the same thing in 7th grade, when I heard this kick-ass song called "You Give Love a Bad Name" by a little-known band called Bon Jovi. None of my friends had heard of them, and I was the coolest kid in my little hick town in BFE, Michigan. We didn't have cable or MTV, only the rich kid had a satellite dish, and his parents were so religious that they wouldn't let him watch it. Anyway, I heard something in that band that I somehow knew was totally awesome, and made sure others knew about it. Now, I know Bon Jovi had a decent-sized hit with "Runaway" a couple of years before, but gimme a break, I was living a pretty sheltered life at the time.

A few other musicians or songs I "discovered" and was totally geeked about a few months before they were hits:
  • "Hey Ya" by Outkast
  • "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
  • "Just a Girl" by No Doubt
  • "The Impression That I Get" by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • "Lit Up" by Buckcherry
  • Limp Bizkit
  • The Crystal Method
  • Everclear
  • Sublime (before Brad died)

I also knew Kelly Clarkson was going to win American Idol as soon as I saw her first performance. Of course, that could be because I thought she was the best looking chick on the show. I missed the J.D. Fortune win on the first season of Rockstar, but I think that was because he acted like a complete prick and there were so many other great singers on that show. But before the end of the finale, his performance was so above and beyond everyone else's that there was no way (at least in my mind that he couldn't win.

Maybe I have a gift for picking talented new musicians or seeingsomething in an artist that no one else has noticed yet. I just might start a list here of new artists or songs that I think are going to hit it big. Now that I have my MBA, maybe I can turn this little hobby of mine into a lucrative career at a record label somewhere...

That said, if it wasn't for the song title and band name, I would make the prediction that the next big hit will be "Connecticut's for Fucking" by Jesus H. Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse. Sirius is playing them on Alt Nation, but good luck getting it in the rotation at a FCC-policed "terrestrial" radio station. No program director would risk his job to get that one played. Look for it on iTunes if you want to hear it.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Rockstar: Supernova

Okay, I loved the original version of Rockstar, and J.D. Fortune won me over with his performance on the final episode and I'm glad he made it into INXS. Now, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Jason Newstead (Metallica), and Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses) are looking for a singer for their new band, Supernova.

I think they have found him:

Toby Rand's performance tonight was above and beyond the poseurs and karaoke stars on the stage tonight. Maybe some of the others had a bad night, but Toby was the only one who looked and sounded lke a true rock star. You heard it here first. Toby is going to win this thing.

An honorable mention goes to Storm Large, who gave a great performance but doesn't seem to be quite all there...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday!

My blog is 1 year old today! I should get a prize, or something.

Actually, you all should get a prize for coming back again and again.

Thanks for reading!