Wednesday, January 16, 2008

American Idol begins tonight


I'm not a fan of T.V. as any regular reader knows. Other than sports, Sponge Bob (I haven't watched an entire episode-we can't get this on our basic cable package, however my parents and children howl over it when at their house), and American Idol, I can't think of anything redeeming that is currently on.

Well, tonight and tomorrow is the American Idol premiere (7pm Central/Fox). I'll do my best to catch some of it, then the AI site and Youtube will be my main way to stay up with the AI happenings as the season unfolds.

For those of you who may be confused regarding my affinity toward this piece of American pop culture- I love to remain an enigma all wrapped up in a riddle. If American Idol would have been around when I was in the thick of my rapping prowess, who knows? My career path could have been much different!

9 comments:

Frontier Forest said...

Tony, I put American Idol right up there with the “Gong-Show”. But bet you don’t remember that classic? You were 2 years old when Chuck Barris hosted this, extremely stupid... yet very first, TV reality show?

M. Jay Bennett said...

I have a confession to make. I watch it too. However I do find the words, "That was gay," coming out of my mouth quite often as I watch.

AJF said...

Ah yes, the Gong Show. I used to watch that growing up a bunch. Chuck Barris cracked me up. I remember the judges wrestling to grab the mallet to strike the Gong. Awesome show.

M. Brandt said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm a total and complete Idol junkie. I even have a friend who is as hard-core as I am and we often trade emails after each show. (I just realized how geek-ish that sounded.)I have to say that I have a total love/hate relationship with these first shows. At times these auditions are too painful to watch!

Mark Davis said...

Five words for the Gong Show: Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine.

American Idol is a melange of hideously untalented mental cases, tear-jerking hard luck stories, and the occasionally talented performer.

My problem is, there's no opportunity for metal bands, surf punk bands, coding wizards, or web meme freaks. If you can't sing Michael Bolton at the drop of a hat, you're dead where you stand. I have to admit, like Mr. Bennett I've found myself asking, "Does this show come in a men's version?"

tom kessler said...

I thought we were not suppose to have idols in our country :p

Don't have time to watch - I saw one show last year.

AJF said...

I admit having a difficult time pinpointing what exactly I like about the show. Generally I do not like pop music, so it's not really that. It might have to do with a sick fascination with the "melange of hideously untalented mental cases, tear-jerking hard luck stories, and the occasionally talented performer." I'm cool with my masculinity so a "men's version" isn't necessary for me.

Kampfgruppe-H said...

My favorite Gong Show repeat offender was "The Unknown Comic." Remember him? He always wore a paper sack over his head with the eye-holes cut out. Pretty funny.

rgmann said...

"That was gay"

Now, now, Jay, you shouldn’t talk about the host, Ryan Seacrest, that way! He gets picked on enough by Simon!

Yes, I’m addicted to Idol too, and my wife thinks I’m real goofy!