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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:52 pm:   

By Robert Devereux on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:27 pm:††Edit

There were a lot of bad performances tonight. Chris and Phil both had the same problems they had on the previous episodes. I'm confused as to why the band compliments Phil. Jenny struck me as being bad tonight, and Zarya seemed really bland. She struck me that way in the first episode, and this just reinforced it. Dana also seemed bland. She sang a lot better than Zarya, but she still needs some grit, or sleaze, or something to give her a bit of edge. Maybe that will come with age.

Jill caused me to appreciate Dilana a lot more. When Jill was hopping around, her singing suffered, she couldn't keep the mic in a good location. Last week, Dilana was able to jump around a lot more and still keep singing. After tonight, I'm more sold on her. I'm still thinking it will largely be between her and Lukas.

I didn't really like Storm's first performance, but I liked her more tonight.
†††By Lucius on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:37 pm:††Edit

Well, I'll comment after I've seen it, but it sounds interesting. I thought it was gonna be Lukas or Dilana from the git-go. Storm's a dark horse. I've seen her perform and when she's doing her own stuff, she's awesome.

Why the band likes Phil? Maybe they dug the way he assaulted Brooke last time.
†††By Robert Devereux on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:41 pm:††Edit

What time does it come on in your time zone?
†††By Lucius on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 07:46 pm:††Edit

Nine Pacific, but don't worry about it -- i don't mind hearing about it early--in fact, it's cool--and anyway, next week I'll be in a totally different time zone.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 09:57 pm:   

Who the fuck is Jill trying to kid with her this is Jill Joya crap? Did she not think any of those guys had ever heard a Courtney Love album....?

And Zayeda butchered the KInks. Yow. And endeared herself to the band too.

Chris just flat sucks.

Ryan blew blew blew

Toby might be their guy, though. I don't like him that much, but he sort of fits in a JD Fortune-like way,
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:42 am:   

Bottom three: Chris, Ryan, Lukas
Next to bottom: Jill, Magni, Dana, Storm

Lukas is rotten. In addition to looking like a sea monkey in mascara, he can't sing a note. Ryan looked completely lost, like he had forgotten why he was even up there. Chris is on borrowed time.

Storm has an awesome voice, but "Surrender" did not suit her at all, and that teeny bopper get-up with the pigtails? What was that all about? A bad perf all around. Dana is a girl in a woman's world. Magni's Icelandic pedigree is saving him. I didn't hate Jill's song choice or look, but she did 50% too much gymnastics and 50% too little singing. She reminded me of Molly Shannon's Mary-Catherine Gallagher character who throws herself into walls, piles of folding chairs, etc.

Dilana still has that something, even though the idea of doing a horror-rock cover of "Ring of Fire" is kind of cliched and embarrassing. Toby was good, and I actually loved Phil, of all people. Zayra can't carry a tune in a gunny sack, but she looks hot, wears the skin-tight outfit well, moves well onstage and has kind of a weirdly-compelling phrasing that made me want to keep listening to her.

Isn't it amazing that these guys are trying to front a metal band, yet none of them did a metal song? Auditioning for a metal band with a Soft Cell number? Hmmmmm...

What about Navarro telling Jenny to "eat a sandwich." Did somebody tell these guys to be more assholish for the ratings, or what?

It's still Dilana's gig to lose.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:47 am:   

Do you think Gilbey's vicious diss on Zayra is a prelude to dismissal, or that she will win them over with her equally-tart comeback? ("I was in diapers when you were making that music...") The lady's got balls, I'll give her that.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 07:57 am:   

Yeah, there's balls and then there's stupid. I think she was caught short and blurted something out. Prelude to dismissal? Soon. She butchered that song. Could be this week.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:02 am:   

I don't mind Lukas.

I do mind Phil.

The song choices -- the cast has 14 songs to choose from, as I understand it. They're not allowed to choose their own songs, except in the sing-offs for the lower three.

Dilana's the best so far, but I got a feeling Toby has the proper neutrailty. With Dilana, it might end up being Dilana and Supernova.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:08 am:   

And vhat is ziss Booji Boy?
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:40 am:   

He was this goofy, pin-headed character in a bunch of the early Devo videos. Lukas brought my memories of BB flooding back.

I hated Phil in week one. He seemed more like a dopey, lazy, plumber's assistant than a rock singer. But I thought he nailed that Tonic song.

I don't think Dilana's freakiness will work against her. A singer can't be a supporting player to a celebrity drummer; she's got to be able to front the band with her own personality, and she's the only one so far who can do it. Some of these folks (Josh, Jenny) look like they took a wrong turn on the way to a Matthews trib band audition.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:56 am:   

Lukas's singing doesn't bother me, although Coldplay was an odd choice for his voice. He could have done a much worse job with it, and that makes me like him a bit. But I can't stop thinking of him as a giant sea-monkey. Thanks Dave.

Did anyone else get the impression that Tommy wanted Phil for more than just singing (that comment about him being good looking)? I was also confused by Tommy's question to Jill about whether she was wearing underwear, and her non-commital response. Everyone in the audience saw the answer before the question was asked.

So far, Zayra is the only one who has done a metal song (Evanescence the first night). But that's not enough to save her. I think she'll go home soon, but hopefully not before Chris.

Toby might make it too. He seems inoffensive, he's not terrible, and he seems to go over well with the women in the audience. That might be enough to keep him around.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 09:15 am:   

Oh yeah. That's obviously Tommy Lee's interest in him. Chick appeal is a major factor, which is why I don't like Dilana's chances. Or Storm's.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 10:25 am:   

I was actually wondering if Tommy was trying to hit on Phil in the same way he hits on all women.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 10:30 am:   

I don't know. Maybe partly. But they are looking, obviously, for a good-looking front man. If I were Phil, I guess I play it both ways...or maybe I wouldn't. Depends how much he wants the job.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 10:47 am:   

If they are going for chick appeal, they should stick with Toby. But maybe Dilana might bring a different kind of chick appeal to the group which would make for even more interesting backstage hijinks...
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 10:49 am:   

Has anyone heard Cordero? They're playing in Pittsburgh tonight and I'm debating going.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 11:24 am:   

I saw them with Los Lobos, when they only had a trumpet player and they were pretty good. Now they've got the afrobeat horns, and I don't know. Antibalas was good by themselves, but they might have smoothed out the rough edges too much for my tastes. But the singer is good.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 11:26 am:   

You're right, Dave. Dilana would be best, but I don't know if they're smart enough. Where was the producer last night?
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 05:26 pm:   

I'm watching Supernova, but I'm going to have to miss the end...Just want to say that I absolutely hate the way the pros stoke their egos and pretend to want to "help" the "rockers." Also, I hate the way these wimps back down and kiss ass when they're asked their reactions to the comments. I would respect one of these people if they actually told these guys to pound sand one time.

Jill is kicking major ass. She saved herself for another week.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 05:53 pm:   

Yeah, but that's what makes the show such loathesome fun. Gonna miss it.
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Rich
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:31 pm:   

Saw my first Rock Star episode last night. Iím a week behind. Now I know what you guys are talking about :-) . Shit, I was hoping Supernova WAS the house bandÖ it would be hilarious to see them trying to play some of those songs. A (good) rhythm section plus Gilby? Not an overly versatile bunch.

I like Diliana and Booji.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:37 pm:   

Dilana is mucho cool....

I'm not going to call Lukas Booji.... :-)
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Rich
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 08:44 pm:   

Yeah, OK. I understand :-) Anyway, if he was the real Booji Boy he would have chosen 'Satisfaction' in week one.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 09:01 pm:   

Now Sea Monkey, I can live with...

:-)

The right guy went home tonight, but Zaya's on shaky ground....
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 05:59 am:   

Despite thinking Chris sucks, I hoped Zarya would have gone home last night. Chris at least understands that the bottom 3 performance is used to prove to the band that you should stay. He tried something different and was marginally better than usual.

Zarya just did the same song again, and sounded worse doing it. I thought her performance was worse than Chris's. She doesn't seem to understand what the band is looking for or what she should do if she's in the bottom 3. Maybe she can go next week.

The first week, Zarya sang that Evanescence song, and Jill sang it last night. Jill did a lot better with it.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:14 am:   

I felt the same way, but Chris obviously wasn't going to make it, so the order they go home in isn't that important.

Zarya's a total bullshitter, too, going back and forth on the band, with all that shit like I was too poor to buy albums so I bought 45s. Yeah, right.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:23 am:   

I think she was trying to avoid saying she just downloaded music. Or perhaps she used the lower-tech method of taping off the radio. Either way, she didn't want to say on national TV that she pirated music.

Plus, I'm sure she was trying to avoid saying she didn't like GnR, Metallica, or Motley Crue, which is why she wasn't familiar with their stuff.


By the way, when Tommy said there were no losers on the show, I felt like the losers were the audience, with
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:37 am:   

Exactly, and they see through her. She won't make it. Her voice is to thin for the sound that band will make. More and more I think Toby's the one they'll take....

Well, one could argue there's nothing but losers on the show. ;)
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:38 am:   

Did you see Cordero?
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dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:39 am:   

Wow. When Zarya said she was doing the same song again, I turned it off. I thought "that bitch is toast." I can't believe she survived another week.

Let's face facts. The boys let her hang around because she looks good. It's obvious they loathe her and have no intention of choosing her.

Jill was impressive. If she keeps her head screwed on straight, she could make a run. But Toby and Dilana are the folks to beat, for sure.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:59 am:   

I didn't see Cordero. Instead I tried to coax my singer into working on a few more songs. My goal is to get him to finish 2 more songs by the time a mutual friend finishes building his studio (probably 1-2 months). We at least got a little more work done (but very little).
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:59 am:   

They like pushing Z's buttons, I think.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 07:01 am:   

Singers and drummers are hard to move....
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 05:16 pm:   

Yeah, everyone I know either has drummer problems, singer problems, or both.

I got Heather's album, Grits n' Pulp. It's far removed from what I normally listen to, so I can't compare it to other people. But it is entirely acoustic, very influenced by blues and Southern rock. And Heather sounds great.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 05:25 pm:   

Drummers are worse. I once had a drummer start a fight with the keyboard guy while we were playing an outdoor concert in front of maybe 4, 5000 people.

Cool about Heather. It's on my list, I just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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jk
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:13 pm:   

Hey Lucius, I just read that Talking Heads-Life During Wartime song takes its title from a sci-fi book of yours. Never knew that.
That's one of their better albums, Fear of Music.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:23 pm:   

It's the other way around, man. I had another title that I liked but the publishers demanded another title, so we used that as a compromise.
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jk
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:29 pm:   

Oops, that's what I get for reading reviews on Amazon.com, some bone-head has put that in a review. I thought that would have been a little early for your writing, since that album came out in 79 or so. Duh.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 06:33 pm:   

Well, I wish I'd come up with it. But you're right, a good album...

this ain't no disco, this ain't no party, this ain't no foolin' around...

One of my favorite songs.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006 - 09:14 am:   

Album of the Day -- I think I'm taking this one with me on vacation. David Murray's Big Band Now is Another Time. This big band take on Afro-cuban jazz is a great wake up album. Gets the blood flowing. Yep, this one goes in the suiicase along with Cassandra Wilson's Thunderbird and Lagos Stori Plenti.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 09:05 pm:   

to the top
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Scott Vander Werf
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006 - 03:18 pm:   

Great jazz concert: David Murray Octet at The Magic Bag, in Detroit, early 90s. Rasul Sidik on trumpet, Frank Lacy trombone, Dave Burrell piano, James Spaulding alto/flute, Tani Tabbal drums, Wilbur Morris bass, Hugh Ragin trumpet. The band is late, it's summertime hot and humid, the audience is lined up around the Ferndale block. My buddy and I pace the back alleys, tokin', and despite the delay the crowd is enthusiastic as the titans take the stage and blast NYC jazz. They played for nearly three hours without a break, including three encores.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 07:29 pm:   

Rock Star this week...

Dana: She played It's My Life (Bon Jovi). I never thought I'd miss hearing Jon Bon Jovi singing it. Tommy's comment from last week, "Born to be mild" still holds. She needs to get grit or something.

Dilana: She sang Zombie (Cranberries). Again, it really seems like it's a competition between her, Lukas, and Toby.

Jenny: She played Drive (Incubus). Bland is my description, the band wants her to take more risks. As Gilby put it, they want Ozfest, not Lilith Fest.

Jill: She played All Right Now. I don't really have any comments on the performance, it was simply there, but the band liked it.

Josh: He played Come As You Are, and was the least interesting performance from him so far. It seemed like he was trying to sound like Kurt and failing, rather than trying to sound like himself. He's better with Black Crowes songs.

Lukas: He played Let's Spend the Night Together, and he gave his typical performance and the band loved it. They commented how he seemed arrogant, and they liked it.

Magni: He played Plush. His look and performance screamed Bono. Maybe it's just the huge sunglasses. Bland for me, but the band liked it.

Patrice: She played Helter Skelter. It was probably the first interesting performance from her, although I still didn't care much for it.

Phil: Jason Newstead joined the band to play bass on White Rabbit. I still don't like Phil's singing. The kind of slurring and mannerisms really only work with a much better singer.

Ryan: He played Fortunate Son. He made me think of a bar band singer. The band thought he was too static and didn't seem like he was enjoying himself.

Storm: She played "Just What I Needed." She sounded good, but her expressions while singing seem a bit over-dramatic. It makes watching her a bit weird.

Toby: He sang Runaway Train. I always hated the singer in Soul Asylum. Toby sounded like himself on it, so it's OK. The band wanted him to be more active on stage, possibly falling off the stage.

Zayra: She sang Everybody Hurts. Another bad performance from her. There were some bad notes, and the long sustained note just seemed boring. However, the band liked her this week. They also revealed that Gilby and Dave thought she should have gone home last week.


The preliminary bottom 3 at the end of the episode were Jenny, Dana, and Ryan. I can't say I disagree this week, as they were the most boring performances.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 10:35 pm:   

Thanks, Robert...
I sure hope my friend is taping this. ;)

Anyone of the prelim 3 could go and I wouldn't care.

I checked out your website before I left and see you like Talk Talk. One of my faves.

I'll check back tomorrow.
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David P. Gionfriddo
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 05:03 pm:   

I'm going to try to catch part of the results show in a few, but just a few observations from last night:

Certain people, I think, have emerged as inappropriate candidates for the band, particularly Josh, Ryan, Dana, Jenny, Storm and, perhaps, Zayra. All with some ability, but not right for those boys. Storm's wide-eyed new wave chick (Toni Basil? Terri Bozzio?) is subverting her ability and really starting to rankle. I think Zayra impressed some folks with a weird but affecting, Bjorkish "Everybody Hurts," but she still won't win, although she might hang around for a while.

Jill and Patrice are coming on and could get some HVC (hottest viable chick) votes if the band decides to go that way. They probably won't win, but they're making it a horse race.

Toby faded badly with a raspy, off-key, lackluster Soul Asylum cover. Will his chick appeal overcome it?

It's still Dilana's world. The other folks are just loitering around in it. Lukas might make things interesting, but not much.
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David P. Gionfriddo
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 05:47 pm:   

Well, so much for anonymity, I guess...Didn't realize I'd be outing myself under this new system!

Anywho...poor Josh is really sh**ing the bed out there. I think he's a goner.

Do we really have to wait for all these people to be eliminated? Can't they declare next week that Dilana, Magni and Lukas each do a three-song set to decide it? Let's cut to the chase!
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 06:09 pm:   

I think Bjorkish is too much of a compliment for Zayra. Bjork's weirdness is deliberate, I think Zayra's weirdness was due to mistakes. Just a few notes seemed really wrong. I agree that Josh, Ryan, Dana, Jenny, and Zayra aren't appropriate candidates, but I think Storm still could be.

Don't read any further if you don't want to know who gets cut.

The "backstage" comments showed Dana didn't get why people think she's bland. Dilana gave her useful advice about trying to show her dirty side. Did she get the hint? More a little later...

The encore performance was by Magni.

The people called to stand were Jenny, Dana, Ryan, Zayra, and Josh. The first of the actual bottom three was Jenny. She sang Vaseline.

Dana was next and went for what she called an underground song, and sang High Road Easy (Sass Jordan). Yeah, an artist on EMI & Atlantic is really underground (that album also reached 158 on the Billboard top 200). She did sound a little better, but it still felt like a rich suburban kid pretending to be from the street.

The final was Josh. He played Heart Shaped Box. He did better on this than last night.

Jenny went home. Between her and Dana, I don't think it mattered who went home. I'm glad Josh is still around. He's a good singer, and I'm hoping to hear a few more interesting performances from him, but I expect him to go home in the not too distant future.
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Rich P.
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 08:44 pm:   

After the third round, I still think Lukas and Dilana are the ones to beat. Dilana's Cranberries sounded nothing like them (thankfully) and she seems able to rip it up singing anything. Lukas had the guts to re-arrange 'Let's Spend' into a metal tune, which the house band thought sucked in rehearsal -- Gilby's comment, "if we did a Stones song we would do it like that." I see Magni as the only other possibility. The shades are a good idea for him as they hide the silly looks he gets on his face while singing. Maybe he just needs to find a different pair. Jenny was good but way wrong for the band.

To me, everybody else more or less sucked. Toby was proud to display his wussie side, Zarya plain can't sing, Storm's facial expressions grate on my nerves, Ryan has a range of three notes, Phil is a twit, etc.

Won't see the results show till tomorrow but Jenny going home is OK. Lots more to go before it becomes a horserace.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 09:38 pm:   

I'm more with Robert and Rich on the Zayra question. I think she's supremely bad and not even that hot. And singing that creepy "Everybody Hurts" thing, that Simon-and-Garfunkel throwaway...points off for that. I didn't see it but I can't imagine it was good.

Magni is a poss. because he looks like Supernova. Lukas is a poss because he--don't care what you say, Dave--is a pretty interesting front man.
Dilana should win and the band knows it, but they will never pull the trigger...they're too stupid.
Toby's the compromise candidate...for that matter, so is Magni...

Wish I could watch. Maybe there's a way next week, in this age of satellites....

Phil and Josh are ARROGANT twits...
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jk
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 10:48 pm:   

Have you heard the O'rang albums Lucius? Bass player and drummer from Talk Talk.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 11:04 pm:   

No, are they good? What kind o'music?
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jk
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 11:32 pm:   

Yeah, they're good. There were two albums, Herd of Instinct from 1994 and Fields and Waves from 1996. If you like the last two Talk Talk albums you'll probably like them. It sounds like that stuff, but with more of a fourth-world-type sound. Imagine late Talk Talk with more ethnic instruments added to the mix. I like Herd of Instict a little better than the second one, but they're both good.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 05:11 am:   

O'Rang is interesting. I only have Herd of Instinct. It's vaguely world fusion stuff. I enjoy them, but not to the same extent as Talk Talk. A lot of people say Bark Psychosis sounds a lot like TT, but they seem to be missing something. Mark Hollis's solo album, all acoustic, fits more what I liked from TT. It's almost like an unplugged TT.

As for Rock Star, they want to drag it out for more ratings. Otherwise most of the people could go home already. But I wonder how many people who vote in it will bother to buy an album or go to a show from Supernova? I've been voting, but I can't see myself caring about the band.
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David P. Gionfriddo
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 06:11 am:   

O'rang, definitely cool. Wish there was more stuff available.

Lucius, we agree to disagree on Lukas. Although, I have to say, I'm getting used to him a bit. Still...I think he's too teeny and too self-consciously "punk" to front a smutty metal band. He preens too much.

Jenny's ouster is OK with me. When Dana sings, I just wonder "what were they thinking at the auditions"? Did they imagine Tommy Lee might suddenly decide to go alt.country and do Bonnie Raitt covers? Josh doesn't bug me that much, but, boy, was his Nirvana bad. If he was a girl, he would be gone by now.

Toby is definitely the compromise candidate, but he can't afford another couple performances like his Soul Asylum. That Outback Jack act only gets you so far.

Anybody else think the boys are a little intimidated by Dilana?
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 06:44 am:   

What they were thinking in the auditions... I don't think the producers have any clue what will work with this band, but they want people to watch the show. They pick people to appeal to different demographics hoping each demographic will keep watching the show. Dana may chart well among some teenage girls.
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Rich P.
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 07:21 am:   

I agree Dave. The guys in Supernova have been around long enough to know that lead singers (even bad ones) control a band's image and in six minutes of performance Dilana already owns their TV show.

If she's got a footlocker full of interesting but noncommercial songs she's been writing (and she seems like the type who might), she'll be hiring musicians more suited to her taste in a year. That's why they might not choose her. Better for them if she merely benefits from the generous exposure they've given her on the show.

Winning a contest seems like a vaguely unethical way to begin a musical career. You've sold out before you started. I guess it's more acceptable in Europe with the Eurosong contest and stuff but in North America it just feels way to corporate and calculated. And I can't believe how seriously I'm taking this shit :-) .
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 11:23 am:   

Looks like I'll have to explore Orang and Mark Hollis.

Like I said, they'll never pick Dilana.

Dave, Lukas preens too much for a metal band lead singer? That's ridiculous. Most of what metal band singers do is preen. My only concern for him is that his tonality might not be right.

Dilana and Lukas are the only choices that make sense, because they're the only interesting front persons out there. But the band's likely to take Magni Or Toby, IMO.

Robert, INXS is selling out stadiums around the world because of Rockstar. You and i and anyone on this board aren't likely to buy an album (unless Dilana wins), but lots of people will...
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Rich P.
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 01:41 pm:   

If the "footlocker of songs" is going to disqualify folks, I'd bet the south forty that Lukas has one, too. - Dave

Yeah definitely, but Lukas's lyrics will be far less interesting than Dilana's... about what it's like growing up a hosehead on the mean streets of Toronto and such. That's not a dis (Robert Plant couldn't write an interesting lyric to save his life), he's just less of a threat to outgrow the band and/or have a decent career post-Nova.

The biggest strike Lukas has against him is that last year's winner was from Toronto. I think they'll pick Magni.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 03:15 pm:   

"Magni-ficent". I gotta admit. That Tommy Lee came up with one funny line.

No, I never read Lint. I'll poke around for it. Who's the author?
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Rich P.
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 06:16 am:   

Read a good book by Joe Boyd called 'White Bicycles: Making Music in the Sixties'. It's Joe's account of his early days in the music biz... as road manager on early blues and jazz package tours of Europe, introducing Bloomfield to Butterfield, working sound at Newport Folk '65, running the UFO club, producing Floyd and Soft Machine singles, and so on. Every story with a little inside scoop (who was holding the axe near the mic cable at Newport 65?). Joe already had a hell of a career before his famous English folk productions and he isn't a bad writer.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 07:22 pm:   

Rock Star tonight...
I noticed Newsted wearing a Voivod shirt. It's nice to see him doing a little to promote his other band.

They previewed a bit of Supernova's music, nothing was surprising there. It could have come from any number of current rock bands trying to ape classic rock.

The performances didn't show anything new about most of the performers, it was more of the same from most of them, so I'm not sure they learn anything from the comments from the band or the voting. it just reinforces that some are not appropriate for the band. The band called many of them this.

Lukas played Bittersweet Symphony in his typical style. Zayra played Call Me. She at least seemed more at home singing this, but again missed the point of what Supernova will play. The skin-tight outfit was the most appealing part of her performance.

Dana played an acoustic version of About a Girl, no surprises from her. Patrice played Remedy. I think the singers should leave the Black Crowes to Josh. Toby played White Wedding. Magni played Heroes.

Ryan played I Alone, and was a lot more active, seeming to latch onto the band's desire for a singer who jumps around and almost falls of the stage. He finally seemed to step up from being a bar band singer, so he showed he may be learning something.

Jill played Brown Sugar, with Gilby on guitar. It was nothing different from last week, but that's still better than her Hole song. The newly single Dave seemed to be flirting with her. Now Tommy's got more competition with hitting on the singers.

Phil played One Headlight. He seemed more natural with this song, but he seemed to be missing the point. by giving a bland performance.

Dilana played Time After Time, it was an acoustic performance. It was completely different from what she's done before, and further shows that she can take anything and turn in a good performance. So far, she's the only one who's shown this.

Josh played No Rain. I think this really shows he doesn't belong in Supernova. He sounded good, but it's a poor choice for the band, especially when he's trying to show that he can rock. Being a good singer doesn't matter if he can't play what the band wants him to play. Despite being told this, he still didn't get the clue (which is the same for most of the singers).

Storm played Anything Anything. I am getting more unhappy with her stage performance, especially her eyes.

The preliminary bottom 3 were Josh, Jill, and Zayra.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 10:26 pm:   

I'd love to hear Dilana on time after time.

I don't know why Josh was on the show. I think he just want's exposure.

I'm a storm guy, I can't help it.

Thanks, Robert.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 07:05 am:   

Storm at least seems to understand they want a wild front person. She ended her song by stage diving into the audience.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 07:09 am:   

Does the band want to be cruel by picking songs like No Rain, Call Me, or Time After Time? They seem designed to make a few singers look bad by "picking" poor songs. Or are they looking for people like Dilana who will turn them into something palatable? Maybe a bit of both - weed out the people who can't alter the songs in good ways, and showcase the person who can.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 07:22 am:   

Wow, a stage dive. No doubt she did it well.

I hadn't thought of that song thing. That must be the idea, altering must be the criteria, but I think in the end they'll go with someone who's not the best at it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 08:23 am:   

Storm was the surprise of the show. She still does the "crazy eyes" thing, which got old a long time ago, but her performance was actually a little exciting. She and Dilana were the best of a very bad night.

Everybody else stumbled. Patrice picked a lousy Crowes song and shot her foot off. Magni, to his credit, picked a hard song and did a just-OK job, but the band was disappointed that he played guitar and didn't jump around. Jill has a great voice, but her lame Tina Turner stage moves are killing her.

Dana and Toby were OK. Zayra wore a crazy spandex space suit that showed off her really outstanding bod, but she can't sing a note and strugged with the Blondie tune, which should have been a walk in the park. She really can't sing a note. Tight buns won't save her this week.

Ryan, Josh and Phil are just kind of goofy to me. They should be playing hacky sack and smoking dope in a state forest somewhere.

I know you like Lukas, but to me, he always sounds like he's trying to take a really reluctant dump.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 08:34 am:   

"They should be playing hacky sack and smoking dope in a state forest somewhere."

Good one. But Phil, as I recall, doesn't fit that mold. I see ending up in sales, remembering his glory days.

I don't like Lukas that much, I just think he's a good front man. Jason N said some weeks ago he wished he'd quitt that close-throated style. I wonder if he can quit.

If it were me, I'd hire Dilana now and fuck the show.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 09:18 am:   

Jason N made the same comments about Lukas again last night. I don't think he can quit, it's the way he sings. I do agree though - I don't really like him, but he'd be a good front man. I wasn't sold on Dilana the first week, but I am now. If they don't pick her, I wonder how long it will be until she releases an album on her own.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 09:31 am:   

Dilana's the only person i've seen on the show whose album I would immediately buy. To answer, i wouldn't be surprised if she releases an album at the end of this season or her run on the show, whichever's first.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 12:57 pm:   

Check out http://www.dilanarox.com/
If you're at a computer that can play audio, you can hear a bit of her pre-RockStar music. Her bio mentions recording two albums, one of which she wasn't happy with and it seems to have gone nowhere. The other is just mentioned in the bio, and I can't find anything else about it.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 07:04 pm:   

The elimination episode (with spoilers)...
Again, the backstage footage showed Dana wasn't really getting it, even with the good advice Dilana was giving. Jill seemed even more clueless when trying to argue about Gilby not liking her grinding during the performance (he basically said woman don't need to act slutty to give a good performance).

The encore performance: Storm. I find I like her more if I just hear her, rather than watching her perform. Her expressions and eyes just seem weird to me. No stage dive this time.

The people standing: Jill, Josh, Zayra, Phil, Patrice

The first of the bottom 3 was Patrice. She played My Iron Lung (Radiohead). I didn't mind her on this, but that's been my feeling for a while. She's somebody I don't mind, but I don't like. She hasn't really made a strong impression either way.

The next was Zayra, who sang Not an Addict (K's Choice). It was the most inappropriate song anyone's picked for the show so far, just her voice and clean electric guitar for a mellow song. She really has no clue.

Phil was the final person, and he sang Smoking Umbrellas (Failure). Failure was a good choice, and I think Phil sounded better with it than his other performances. Gilby said it was Phil's best performance yet.



I was shocked with the cut - it was Phil. Tommy questioned his commitment to the band, which was why he went home. Zayra has been bad and clueless. I'm amazed she's stuck around so long. After the performances tonight, I really thought she'd be going home. I think the "hot chick" factor is all that's keeping her around. Maybe next week she'll go. It was really shocking after first letting Patrice sit down, and then praising Phil.
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Rich Patterson
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 10:30 pm:   

I thought this week's was the best performance yet by Storm. For once the manic eyes were selling a manic song, "Anything, Anything", which I didn't recognize by name but immediately remembered when I heard it. First Dramarama LP 'Cinema Verite'. Great song. They need more twisted song choices like this. I'm getting sick of the Stones and Nirvana each week.

Magni was low-key but good. His Heroes was respectable. He might be the most musical of the bunch (excepting Dilana), but he needs to stay with the shades/hard-as-nails look.

Lukas is painting himself into a corner by not listening to Jason's (or the vocal coach's) advice. That said, he sounds just fine singing like he does.

Dilana = great.

Could somebody please just shoot Zayra?
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 11:07 pm:   

How weird!

Well, Zayra will be leaving soon.

I listened to Dilana's early stuff -- somebody needs to a better job of recording her.

Thanks, Robert...
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Rich Patterson
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 12:30 am:   

What's weird? Dramarama? Anything off the beaten track would do... the Feelies, Alex Chilton, the Velvets, Blur, Gang of Four... still pop but a bit more experimental.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 05:13 am:   

Yes, they need more interesting song choices. Why not pick some songs by the bands the guys were actually in?

After last night, I think the band won't go with Dilana. She's going to outshine them if she sings for them, and I'm not sure they'll be happy with that.
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ben peek
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 05:29 am:   

i saw the cut show tonight. phil was bland and awful. he was clearly the weakest of the three, so it was chop chop for him.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 05:49 am:   

OK, I've now heard the real reason Phil was cut. Apparently a newspaper had just published an interview with him where he revealed he didn't really like Supernova's music and was just doing the show to promote his own band.

I still think of the 3, Zayra was the weakest, a mostly solo performance like she gave only works if you're a good singer. But all 3 should still go home.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 06:28 am:   

I agree. Zayra is just sticking around as eye candy. The spandex suit bought her a week. Can't wait to see what she wears Tuesday! Maybe Saran Wrap...

Amen to off the beaten track song choices. It's like CBS has licensing deals with five or six bands and the contestants beat 'em to death. Why does it seem every year like the "rockers" don't listen to music? Where I come from, kids in bands had HUGE record collections...
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 06:49 am:   

I can't wait to watch this on tape. I can't comment on last night's cut, but the few weeks I saw of Zayra, she can't sing, she hits sour notes all over the place. Phil IS bland, the interview thing makes sense, but Z was just flat horrid, Next week, she'll wear two pennies and a gob of cream cheese.

I didn't see your post this morning, Rich. I was reacting to Robert's.

And how times do we have to hear, Somebody to Love? Bad Nirvana renditions are the worst.

I been saying from the gitgo that they won't choose D, they'll take a guy--Magni, Toby, or Lukas. If they go girl, they'll take Storm. Dilana's the only one who can sing. I think she'll make it to the final four but no further.

I want Zayra gone, but from the sound of it I might find Dana more annoying.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 08:10 am:   

I don't find Dana as annoying as Zayra. Dana seems like the little sister who wants to hang out with the older sibling's friends, and doesn't understand why they still treat her like a little sister rather than a friend. It's annoying, but not in the same way as Zayra. Zayra seems to thinks she's great, even though she's not, and that she'll sway the band to playing her kind of music if she just keeps at it, even though everyone else sees that won't happen. It's arrogance without basis, unlike Lukas who has a bit of basis for his arrogance.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 08:25 am:   

Well, yeah. There's that. I guess I feel that Zayra in her badness will be more fun to watch over the course of the next few weeks, than would Dana.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 08:31 am:   

Yeah, Zayra will be more fun to watch, although Dana is less painful to hear sing. But I'm not watching the show for good performances, I'm watching for the badness of it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 08:48 am:   

I was just going to say...watching Zayra, who seems to have gotten lost on the way to "America's Got Talent" auditions, flop around up there while the boys wince and grimace is one of the few unalloyed pleasures the show offers.

Dana took a wrong turn on the way to "Nashville Star," where she would be a huge hit, and deservedly so.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 09:22 am:   

Now that's one I havent had the pleasure of seeing, Americas Got Talent, God, this country is so fucked. :-)
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 10:30 am:   

It's been all downhill since THE GONG SHOW.
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Rich Patterson
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 11:10 am:   

Yeah, Gilby definitely did not enjoy playing guitar for Jill. It wasn't just the grinding though. Jill couldn't handle singing Brown Sugar in the key of G, so they were forced to drop it down to E, which gave the guitars all the excitement of a Holliday Inn bar band. On a Wednesday.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 11:46 am:   

Hey, that's my band you're talking about. :-)
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jk
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 07:05 pm:   

Heard a cool track on the radio today, by Dialing In a Seattle-based "sound artist." The name of the album is Cows in Lye, released on New Zealand label Pseudo-Arcana. Anyway, it's a pretty great piece of droning psychedelic weirdness, with a vocal by "Herb Diamante" who is supposedly one of the guys from Sun City Girls. He recites some pseudo-mystical stuff over the thick droning textures. It's pretty cool.
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ben peek
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 07:49 pm:   

you know, i think that thing about phil makes sense. was the song that he performed in the elimination thing from his band, maybe?

i still say he was less interesting than zayra and deserved to go. he didn't exactly inspire me to learn about his band.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 10:10 pm:   

JK, I have Herb Diamante's album on Abduction. It's pretty cool, the SCG guy does pretty good demented lounge...Haven't heard of Dialing In.

Ben, the song was from Failure, an indie band in the 90s. Phil was indeed less interesting than zayra, but at least he didn't go off key every five words...And she should be punished for singing such crap as "Everybody Hurts."
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 05:35 am:   

JK, or others, what CD shops are worth checking out in NYC? I've heard Other Music and Etherea might be OK, but OM's Web site didn't leave me much hope of finding stuff.

With Phil, it was a surprise he went home right after telling him it was his best performance. But he was going to go home sooner or later.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 06:13 am:   

Robert, OM is the bomb. Nobody comes close to what they do. And I have always found the staff very helpful.
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ben peek
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 06:24 am:   

for the telly i think i could stand a few more weeks of zayra. everyone else is a bit of a similarity--tattoos, poser rocker 'tude. at least she's got entertainment value.

i did like storm, though.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 06:32 am:   

OM's online site didn't have any of the CDs I wanted, but I wasn't sure if that meant they wouldn't have them.

I've found the reverse to be true at Aquarius. They have an amazing selection on the Web site, but don't stock much in the actual store.
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Dave G.
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 08:29 am:   

If OM doesn't have it, I can't imagine anyone else in NYC would...
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Bryan Cederberg
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 09:05 am:   

other music is great. also try kim's on st. marks place. and rocket scientist, if they're still around.
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jk
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 10:09 am:   

Not sure if Midnight Records is still open as a storefront, but they have a good selection of garage/psych/krautrock etc.
I've ordered online from Other Music, but haven't been to the actual store.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 11:19 am:   

Kims is also great for bootleg video...
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 11:20 am:   

I looked at the MR Web site, and they don't have a storefront anymore. However, they say appointments can be set up.

I didn't see any info on Rocket Scientist, but Kim's and OM are right near one of my destinations (Joe's Pub), so I can visit both of them.
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Lucius
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 11:21 am:   

Ben, I don't think you caught Dilana the first couple of weeks--she's pretty intense.

Isn't the term "poser rocker" a redundancy?
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ben peek
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006 - 10:28 pm:   

i've missed the first couple of weeks, yeah, so i haven't seen everyone.

and yes, the term is probably redundant :-)
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Lucius
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 06:19 am:   

I thought so. :-)

I don't get home for another week or so. I hope Zayra's still around. I think....
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 07:25 pm:   

Patrice: Higher Ground with Tommy on drums. She got a punk makeover for this show, complete with styling her hair into a mohawk. It was her best showing so far, and shows she is beginning to understand the band.

Josh: Santaria (Sublime). I thought this was a bad choice, but the band liked his performance. He needs to show what he can do with intense rock. I'd like to hear his approach in a more aggressive song. While so far he doesn't seem like the fit they are looking for, I think I'd be more likely to listen to Supernova if he was singing.

Dilana: Can't Get Enough. Do I really need to comment?

Toby: Pennyroyal Tea. I didn't like him on this. He didn't seem anguished enough for Nirvana.

Zayra: 867-5309/Jenny. It's another performance of her playing a heavier take on pop. It was a complete train wreck. The best part was Lukas and the band laughing at the performance. Lukas was laughing during the performance, and the band laughed after. They couldn't keep a straight face to talk about it until after the commercial. The best the band could say was they want to keep her around to see what she'll do next. I'm debating whether I should vote for her or not. While I don't like her, I feel like keeping her around for more bad performances.

Magni: Clocks (Coldplay). He sounded good. Earlier in the show, they had backstage footage where he saw a video of his kid's first steps. After the performance, the band asked him about this, and then volunteered to fly his family out from Iceland to visit.

Jill: Don't You Forget About Me. Too much screaming the vocals.

Ryan: Loosing My Religion. He played it by himself on piano (and somebody backing with synth strings). It was the best performance on this episode, and one of the best this season.

Lukas: Celebrity Skin. Too much turning away from the audience when he sang.

Storm: Changes. No crazy eyes this time. I'd like to see more like this.

Dana: Baba O'Riley. I still think she's trying to hard to be tough without really understanding.

Preliminary bottom 3: Toby, Zayra, Jill. Maybe Toby isn't really the contender we thought he was.
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Lucius
Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 10:40 pm:   

I'm beginning to think maybe their hip enough to take Dilana...

That Zayra perf sounds priceless....

Thanks, Robert...

Back next week...
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 12:58 am:   

dude, vote of zeyra! heh. i dunno why i still want her in. maybe cause she's not like the others? maybe i just like that costume sparkle.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 05:04 am:   

i saw bits of this, channel flipping. i missed dilana, so nothing to say there.

i thought lukas blew chunks, and magni was just as boring and innocuous as chris martin when he fronts coldplay.

i dug zayra, and i figured why as i was watching: she's fearless. she seemed to be going for some kind of sexual ozzy osbourne thing tonight, and if someone actually got in there and showed her how to put her ideas out in a good way, you'd probably have something that wasn't a train wreck. i mean, her voice is off in places, and she doesn't quite pull off the performance, but it's fearless, and none of the others i've seen are like that.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 05:43 am:   

Since you can vote as often as you want, I ended up giving a vote to Zayra, but more to Ryan, who finally gave a good performance.

Some predictions for the elimination show:
Ryan will have the encore performance
Zayra will be in the bottom three, but Jill will go home. I think the band's desire to see what Zayra will do next will outweigh her poor performances, and Jill needs to do something really over the top to save herself.
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 06:54 am:   

I think Robert's analysis is right on, so I won't belabor his points by agreeing with them all.

Just the highlights for me:

Ryan and Storm really raised their games. Storm put aside the histrionics and Ryan pulled out an encore-worthy "Losing My Religion" that nobody could have expected he had in him. He looked like a real headliner instead of a talent-show also-ran; don't be surprised if the band starts viewing him as a serious contender. Tommy went so far as to say he had a piece of piano music written for Supernova that Ryan would sound awesome on.

Toby, Dilana and Lukas, solid performers all, really slipped. Toby sounded strained and unconvincing with a song that probably looked like a good choice on paper. Lukas, as Robert said, stood with his back to the audience and projected zero personality. I was underwhelmed by Dilana this week. Suffice it to say that she is at her worst when she is trying to cop somebody else's cliche moves. She does not excel at 70s cock-rock, which is a point in her favor.

A word on the undisputed star of the episode, Zayra.

Zayra, I now understand, is the only actual genius that the show has uncovered. And in a stroke of tactical brilliance, she has waited until the midpoint, when people are trying to separate from the pack, to reveal her true talents.

The woman took a performance of almost transcendent awfulness and, through sheer exuberance, and a brilliant use of camp that would have made Marc Bolan proud (along with a dollop of that good old-fashioned rock palliative, sex -- her superhero outfit really showcased her assets), transformed herself from a weekly cellar-dweller to a band favorite. They actually went on record as saying they would keep her around to see what outrageous antics she was going to uncork in the future. She represents the triumph of kitsch and showmanship over such humdrum "old school" virtues as pitch, phrasing, sincerity, etc. Zayra is one of the few contestants assured to make a mark in the damaged world of 00's pop.

Jill is going home. She has worn out her welcome and her shrieking on the Simple Minds' tune was grating and unworthy.

Magni is solid, just solid, and needs some extra flash at this stage.

A last word: at least three contestants botched the lyrics they were singing, and nobody seemed to notice. Shouldn't that be some kind of minimal baseline of competence?

My bottom 3: Jill, Dana, Toby
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 07:00 am:   

Fearless, huh? Not having seen the recent performances, I can only think of the blank looks that washed across her face whenever she was asked a question, her inane raps about music, her horrid reedy singing voice. I guess that qualifies as fearless. Like the demented girl who used to appear on the Howard Stern show dressed as Underdog was fearless. I think you may be mistaking fearlessness for cluelessness. ;-) But I could be wrong.

I detest coldplay.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 07:22 am:   

I was talking about Z in case that wasn't clear.

Ryan hasn't got the range to front a heavy rock band, IMO.

Jill's not worthy? I love it. She's not worthy of fronting Tommy Lee's band? Sounds like she's doing just what they all come out of to me. I don't like her, but whoa...she's not worthy?

Again, I didn't see the perfs, but Dilana's got the most interesting voice. That saves her for me.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 08:19 am:   

I'm not sure if Zayra isn't afraid to look like a fool, or if she doesn't realize she looks like a fool. Either way, it's entertaining TV. Dave is right about it being a superhero outfit - Leopard print bathing suit, boots, and cape!

Coldplay is like the new version of muzak. It's aural wallpaper to be played in shopping centers. But at least the coldplay covers showcase actual singing, rather than the screaming of some of the other songs.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 08:26 am:   

"Dave is right about it being a superhero outfit - Leopard print bathing suit, boots, and cape!"

Wow. I was right about the Underdog girl. ;) I think definitely she doesn't know she looks like a fool....
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 08:48 am:   

Zayra = too dumb to know she looks like a fool, OR smart enough to know that fools get attention denied to the earnest?

I think we'll be seeing Zayra as long as there are other expendable "rockers" (Jill, Dana, Josh)...

Don't get me wrong...I have liked Jill in the past, but, trust me, her rendition of that awful SM song was just screechy and annoying. Its tunelessness outweighed Jill's bodaciousness.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 08:53 am:   

Dave, I go back to those blank looks she gets when asked a question. That says to me, too dumb....
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Dave G.
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 10:35 am:   

..heh heh...dumb LIKE A FOX!

At any rate, Jill hits the brix tonite.
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 11:25 am:   

Well, I won't miss her. But she's shown the ability to pull her chestnuts out of the fire. She might not even make the bottom three.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 04:08 pm:   

i saw jill's bit, and she was pretty bad. but i reckon the bigger reason why she goes is those i-dislike-you looks gilby keeps giving her. guess he didn't like being gyrated on.

and maybe z is just clueless. who knows? the spectacle will probably run out of fun soon enough, tho.

(also, you can't overlook the underdog thing here. i'm a sucker for the underdog.)
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Lucius
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 04:23 pm:   

Yeah, what's that about? A rock prude:?

You mean an underdog or Underdog?
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 06:15 pm:   

Ryan did the encore performance. I wonder if he has a special razor that keeps his stubble a constant length...kind of like the people on Lost

The bottom 3:

Jill: Alone (Heart). Better than her usual fare.

Dana: House of the Rising Sun. Again, this was better than her usual performance.

Patrice: Eternal Life. This is probably the best song played on the show yet, but Patrice's rendition didn't do justice to the original. She's a fine singer, but not of the same caliber as Jeff Buckley. There aren't many who I think sound decent singing his songs.

Zayra wasn't in the bottom 3. I guess getting even worse works for her.

Dana went home. Jill's performance of Heart saved her.

Apparently each remaining person will be writing lyrics and the melody for a Supernova song. I don't know if they'll perform it on the show or not.

And I'm out of here until next Tuesday. I'm heading to NYC, and I doubt I'll have much time to check the board.
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ben peek
Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - 09:39 pm:   

maybe gilby has gyrating standards?

i mean underdog as in 'everyone knows you won't win' underdog.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 06:28 am:   

OMG, Zayra gets to write a song for Supernova? This could be the TV comedy highlight of the year!
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 10:24 am:   

Daily bummer: Freddy Fender has incurable lung cancer.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 10:26 am:   

Yeah, that should be pretty amazing, Maybe, just as a giggle, they should let her write new lyrics to a Dylan song.
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:14 am:   

I hope they're in Spanish. That would be muy caliente!
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Dave G.
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:17 am:   

http://store.bandwear.com/zayra

Viva Zayra!
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 11:50 am:   

Let me know how horrible it sounds...

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