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American Idol iTunes Night Top 9

In a strategic partnership, Fox, American Idol and Apple/iTunes have banded together again this year to offer downloads of songs from each night of American Idol performances. This year, they've upped it by mentioning iTunes a ton during each broadcast. Tonight, they talked about it so much, I'm curious how much each partner is getting paid. Regardless, tonight's lame attempt at a theme night was iTunes night. As long as you could download the song on iTunes, you could sing it. Weird, but good excuse to have a night when the contestants could sing absolutely anything. Here's my review of the performances tonight.

Anoop - I liked his performance of "Caught Up". It wasn't the best of the night, but it was a good solid performance. I think he deserves another week to see what he can do. I was glad to see him do something upbeat this week too.
Megan - This was just bad. She did Bob Marley. Not good at all. I think she's going home this week.
Danny - This was his best performance yet. Heartfelt, emotional and real. I loved it. He did Rascal Flatts and I think I will buy that song on iTunes. Hey it's working Fox and Apple.
Allison - I thought she sounded good and I even liked her quirky outfit. She sang "Don't Speak" by No Doubt. It wasn't her best I don't think, but I thought she did good.
Scott - I hate to keep picking on Scott, but c'mon he doesn't sound contemporary. Taylor Hicks sounded more contemporary than he does. He did Billy Joel tonight. I thought it was a good performance, but I just can't help thinking that he's out of his depth. How did Alexis leave and Scott & Megan are still performing? He might make it another week, but just because Megan was sooo bad.
Matt G - I love this guy. But he may need help picking songs. Whenever he can pick whatever he wants, he picks the totally wrong song. Is there anything wrong with The Fray? No. He did good, but he didn't show us a heartfelt deep in my gut Matt G performance. I thought Apologize by One Republic, Cry Me A River by Timberlake or even an updated version of a soulful Careless Whisper or Father Figure would've been much better choices for Matt G. Email me Matt, I've got some ideas for you, because you are too good to go home yet.
Lil Rounds - She sounded great. Don't get me wrong. I love Lil. Here's my problem with Lil. She is trying too hard. She suffers from what Matt G suffers from. They are cracking under the pressure and picking songs that don't suit them. Celine Dion? She tried to sound like Celine. Not a good choice for me. Why isn't this girl doing Mary J Blige, Lauren Hill, Mariah Carey or at least early Janet Jackson? She can do it. I think Lil needs a producer and she'll do fine. She just might not last in the competition.
Adam - I don't like Adam. I'm not gonna lie. But I think for the 2nd consecutive week, he's pulled off fantastic performances. Last week was much better. But he still made Play that Funky Music sound current and that's pretty good.
Kris - Tonight he had a moment. Very shocked and surprised by his stunning heartfelt raw performance tonight. Ain't No Sunshine. Definitely downloading that track.

Finally, was Paula reading from a music dictionary tonight? I think she was trying hard to sound like she knows what she's talking about. I love Paula, but quit talking so much. I really like Kara too, but she is starting to talk way too much too. Simon should be the only judge that is allowed to go on and on, because I respect his opinions so much. Randy is good, but he's usually to the point mostly. These ladies are just talking way too much and not saying that much. I love you girls, but keep it a little shorter if you can. At least give it a try. What can it hurt?

Let's see what tomorrow brings.


American Idol Motown

American Idol was great tonight. Motown songs. Very cool. Here's my

Matt - Awesome!
Kris - sounded great.
Scott. - boring
Megan - eeeh
ANoop - very good
Michael - I liked it. Not great but good.
Lil - good. Wrong song. A little disappointing
Adam - had a moment. I don't like him and I loved it
Danny. - great job. Very fun
Alison - fabulous. I love her!

I think that megan may be going home. I voted for Matt, Kris, Anoop,
michael, Lil, Adam, Danny & Alison.

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BSG is ending....

Battlestar Galactica is ending tonight. I'm definitely watching the finale. It is bittersweet. BSG is one of the most interesting and dense series on television. It is one of the only things that SciFi (or soon to be SyFy) is actually doing right. It's a science fiction classic. It does all the things that scifi fans like me love, space battles, aliens and those frakkin' machines. It also has fantastic characters, plots that mirror society and make us think. I applaud the cast and crew of this show and wish everyone a lot of luck in their future endeavors. I'd be interested in seeing anything that this group puts together.

So, Battlestar Galactica I bid you adieu. It's been really nice getting to know you.

We are all just survivors searching for a home. All this has happened before, all this will happen again. So say we all.


what I've been up to lately

I've been really busy and haven't been blogging much. I haven't been going to movies as much either. I haven't been doing much of anything except working and visiting with family. But I'm trying to do what I can and let everyone know about it. I'm on facebook all the time. Look me up. I'm also on twitter every day, almost. I've added that to a more prominent place on the blog now too. I have to try to make time to do more with blogging and the website. It's fun when I make time for it.

Anyway, here's some stuff I'm into lately:

Dollhouse - another Joss Whedon gem. It took me a few weeks to get really into it, but this is a damn good show. Here's a quick clip
Battlestar Galactica - i can't believe there is only 1 episode left
The Amazing Race - I love this show always.
30 Rock - it sucked for awhile in the beginning, but has grown into the funniest show since Seinfeld
LOST - what can I say? THE BEST SHOW ON TV! It's got time travel, great characters, a story with so many twists and turns it makes me sick
ER - seems to be going out in style. Glad to see they are finally letting it go to rest though

not many. Saw WATCHMEN. Read my review, lazy bum. Watched some independent flicks in the last few months. I'd recommend The Visitor and LOVED Slumdog Millionaire. Most others weren't very good.

U2 - No Line on the Horizon
Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
TPain & Justin Timberlake - Can't Believe It

Looking forward to: New Star Trek movie in May and Heroes getting back to telling good stories again

try to write more later. Thanks for checking it out


TiVo and Netflix together

Here's an article about the new partnership with TiVo and Netflix subscribers. Basically, if you've got a newer TiVo that can stream internet content, you'll soon be able to stream movies in your Queue from Netflix that are available for instant viewing. You must be a subscriber of both services to take advantage.

I think this is a great idea for both companies. I've been intrigued to try Netflix's instant view service, but since I have an older Mac and didn't want to buy a Roku player (who needs another box in their media center) I was shut out. This will help me greatly to have more entertainment options.