Friday, June 03, 2005

My Name in Lights....sorta

But first...Did anyone watch that show Hit Me Baby One More Time last night? OMG, what happened to all those people? The basis of the show is that old, fat, formerly good-looking and previously famous bands and singers come on tv, do one of their own songs and then a cover of a current song. Then the studio audience votes on who was the best and the winner gets $50,000 for their charity.

Loverboy sucked. I can't believe they still do 100 shows a year and people pay to see them. And to choose to do a cover of "Hero" by Enrique? Are you mad? Flock of Seagulls were decent on their own song, but their cover song (something by Ryan Cabrera) sucked. Cece Penniston was good; her voice still sounds strong. Tiffany, I just dislike because she recently posed for Playboy. As a feminist, I think women with talent (which she has - her voice sounded pretty good) shouldn't sell their bodies for success. It takes away your credibility. Not that a former big-haired mallrat had any credibility to begin with, I suppose. And she still, actually, has big hair. But you get my point.

I was happy that Arrested Development won, mostly because I thought they were the best last night, but partially because I saw them in concert back in the day ("the day" being maybe 1994 or so) and they were great back then. Its on again next week, with one of my favorite 80's bands, The Motels, plus The Knack, Tommy Tutone (you know, 867-5309), and 2 other bands I can't remember.

And now...found this over at Plum Crazy Millersville - go here to try it yourself! Cool!



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32 comments:

trine said...

I like that flickR thing actually, it looks cool. Might have to go play.... ;-)

Janet said...

Dang, I wanted to watch that!

Miss_Vicki said...

The singer from Loverboy was GROSS!!!

I personally don't see anything wrong with posing for Playboy, if you are willing to accept the consequences of doing so. I do agree that you can't do stuff like that and then expect to be taking as seriously.

Guppyman said...

I can't believe I forgot to set up my DVR to grab that!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Bo, eh?

lol

ADAMANT said...

Big hair and Bon Jovi? There's nothing more to life.

Came over from michele's

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Like those pictures with you name. Very clever, Jersey Girl!

janie q said...

your name looks AWESOME!!!!!!!
i used to be in love with loverboy, missed the show, maybe it's just as well

Lu said...

i wanted to watch that...guess i didnt miss much

Lu

Marti said...

Cool blog - like what you did with the pics.

Here via Michele

Marti

Bridget Unnel said...

I already spewed my "ICK!" all over Charlie's site. It's funny how strong a reaction the show gets. I was so not into Loverboy or FoS. While I didn't like the former's choice of "Hero", I think it sounded better than when they did their own song!

Bumbling Bav said...

Bertha watched it and said it was real sad.

I was to busy yacking on the phone to pointless people to be able to see the "Loverboy".

W. S. Cross said...

Thanks for the link, Jersey girl to Jersey writer!

Twist of Kate said...

You know I started watching that and as soon as LoverBoy started singing that lame Enrique song I turned it off. I was surprised I stomached it for that long. EW EW EW! But I found it funny cuz it was like a high school reunion where the popular people got fat!

J&J'sMom said...

Cool letters! Great idea where'd you get it ;0) I love watching the "remeber when" shows. I can't believe I forgot to set the Tivo!!! I agree with you on the Playboy thing...WTF? I guess some people want to be liked for their bodies and no brains..I guess....Have you seen the latest Star mag? They have Carrie's face plastered on and threatening to reveal an affair between her and Bo and or Anthony..geez!!!

Arethusa said...

Arrested Development was on? Nice! I've never seen them perform but I still have their first album, which I play every now and again. I had heard they were planning to get back together and do a new album, so that should be good (hopefully).

Nic said...

You are so cool! I like the letter thing you did. Might have to do something like that with mine just because it's neato beans. :)

Hi from Michele's - this time. Been here on my own. Think I have you blogrolled.

Mary said...

Hey I saw Arrested Development back in that same day! LOL

I didn't watch this show last night, but it's been really entertaining reading various blogposts about it today. The overall feeling about it in the blog world seems to be a combination of "ARE YOU MAD?" and "WTF?!"

I saw the name thing at nat's recently. Need to do that. Anything to make my boring name exciting. ;)

Cori said...

HELP me Jersey girl!!.I started watching Hit Me Baby and as soon as fatty loverboy came on I switched it.To what you might ask? To NOTHING....there is nothing on anymore. I fell asleep at 9:30.TV is making me bored.

PresentStorm said...

:( ..We totally forgot to set the dvr to record it ..We were wanting to see it ..We did ,however, get to see Beauty and the Geeks ...That wasn't bad really ..I think we will probably watch through till the end ..Is this show you are talking about suppose to last a little while or was it a one time deal ?

PresentStorm said...

J&J'sMom said...

Have you seen the latest Star mag? They have Carrie's face plastered on and threatening to reveal an affair between her and Bo and or Anthony..geez!!!

You know the night Anthony got kicked off Carrie was crying and mouthed to him " I love you " ..We rewound that part about 4 times and was like omg she is telling him she loves him ..Was wondering then if they had hooked up ....

Guppyman said...

OK...I had to come back and disagree with you about the Playboy thing.

If a woman can make money from showing off her body, why shouldn't she take the opportunity? If people are dumb enough to pay to see it, more power to her for making the $$$$$

Dawn said...

I like the letter thing you did...very cool.

Mary said...

I did my name! Go see. :)

Nam LaMore said...

having gone to school in ultra-liberal santa cruz (outshine only by berkeley), i've taken a few feminist classes (part of art history requirement) and agree with you about using the body to make money. if more opportunities are afforded women, then this does not need to be an option. well, i'm preaching to the converted :-)

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

I was very afraid to watch that show. Very, very afraid.

The letter thing is cool!

Natsthename said...

Ohhh, I LOVE The Motels! I'm going to have to catch that one next week! Loverboy does 100 shows a year? AMAZING! I hope they still don't wear leather pants...

mcgibfried said...

that is one bitchin' montage!

mrsmogul said...

Cece Pennington, is she still alive!? I am back!

Canadian Dude said...

I missed the show... but the letter thing is tres cool...Cheers!

Amanda said...

Forgot to comment yesterday.... I so totally used the link for the "letter pics". Loved it! Thanks

MommaK said...

hey- i see you like the rocket too:-)

soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

I watched! Man I laughed my ass off! I think it was a tie between loverboy and flock of seagulls as who will not be on my "short" list in 2005!!!

Great Site - Thanks for stopping by mine!

P.S. My hair turned out great - expensive, but Great!