Five Best Performances
1. Jennifer Hudson
Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>
Carrie UnderwoodAmerican Airlines CenterOctober 9, 2010Better than: Austin City Limits. OK, not really. But at least she can sing.All photos by Rachel ParkerMake the jump for more photos.If you are looking for a concert where you could bring the whole family, including grandma, go to a Carrie Und ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 12, 2010...Reggae singer Sugar Minott has died.Looks like all us guys can cross Carrie Underwood off our lists... she got hitched.Usher shows Weezy ain't got nothin' on his work ethic as he sets the release for his second album in six months.
This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>
America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>
Ariel PinkMy all-time favorite music list is riddled with bands that started out being a little too weird and "out there" for me. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti is on that list of bands. The band started off sounding like a slightly out-of-tune AM radio to me, but the blissed-out melodies enticed ... More >>
I don't watch American Idol because I
don't believe in American Idol.
Other than Carrie Underwood and (sorta) Daughtry, the "winners" don't really become rock stars. Simon's about to leave for Ellen. What the what? But mostly, I just think the show jumped ... More >>
Way back from the good ol' days.Something's up with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
Tony Romo's not the frolicking, free-wheeling player we fell in love with back in 2006 and '07. These days he stays in the pocket. He sulks on the sideline. Most importantly, he sucks in the game.
It's ... More >>
Justin Kimball High School Class of 1969 represents on last night's episode of Glee.While we keep tabs on the Dallas and Richardson designers cutting and sewing their way to the middle on Project Runway, which has been rendered a hot mess by Lifetime, keep in mind: Three locals populate the cast ... More >>
To the victor go the spoils. Right, Hines?Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever?
Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever?
The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever?
Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43:
43. Gotta make it sn ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and ... More >>