Archive: Ridiculousness

Prince's 'MPLSoUND,' Etc. (One-Word Review)

Auto-Tune?????!??!??!??????? ***** The trend-setting pop genius is now chasing trends. Go figure. Full review of his "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND" albums coming after -- or, rather, if -- I figure out how to navigate his sorta-insane, subscription-only, Flashed-up site, which went live last night. Giving the little purple polyglot your $77...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 25, 2009; 05:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Last Night One-Word Review: T-Pain

Midgets....

By David Malitz | December 31, 2008; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Please Explain To Me ... Year-End-List Lobbying

The messages started to arrive in late October, just as I was digging my way out from under the avalanche of fourth-quarter releases. The first one was from a publicist at EMI Music. Subject: EMI Music Year-End List Dear Editors and Writers, It's been a year full of fun and...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 16, 2008; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Either the Best Joke of a Bio of the Worst Band Ever

I have this silly obsession with band bios. (Remember this?) Mostly it's just an excuse to laugh at ridiculous hyperbole and comparisons. But while checking the Rock and Roll Hotel listings today I may have found the most offensive bio of them all. It's for a band called Millionaires, who...

By David Malitz | December 11, 2008; 06:43 PM ET | Comments (5)

Blowin' Lamely In The Wind

The musical low point during Tina Turner's mostly superlative Verizon Center concert last Sunday came during one of her greatest hits: "What's Love Got to Do With It," which sounded like a laughable period piece, thanks to all those cheesy '80s synths. And none of the synth sounds was...

By J. Freedom du Lac | December 1, 2008; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (2)

Headlines We're Likely to See

Thursday, March 5, 2009 Man Arrested on I-64 With 10,000 Tabs of Acid NEW KENT, Va. (AP) -- A man was arrested outside of New Kent, Va., Thursday after state troopers found more than 10,000 tabs of LSD in his car. The man was pulled over for speeding and state...

By David Malitz | October 1, 2008; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (11)

All Hail The Tweens: JoBros At The White House

Nick, Joe and The Other Jonas at the White House. (All photos: Kyle Gustafson for TWP) My journalism teachers would be so proud. I'm sitting in Helen Thomas's seat awaiting my first White House press briefing. OK, so it's not a press secretary coming out for a briefing about...

By J. Freedom du Lac | August 18, 2008; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (11)

When Clay-mates Attack

He's still so pretty, oh so pretty ... Long after I closed the door on last week's chat, some of Clay Aiken's fans busted into the chat room to raise hell (as only Clay Aiken fans can, natch) over this brief exchange: Northern Virginia, Virginia: Don't people want to...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 8, 2008; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Touch My (V.I.P.) Package

Poison should really include their old outfits in the VIP packages. Since nobody makes money on CD sales anymore, bands have to come up with new and creative ways to keep raking in that revenue. The latest trend? Premium ticket packages. So if you love Motley Crue so much...

By David Malitz | May 20, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (3)

Questions Hanson Didn't Get to In Today's Chat

These guys are all married now. Do you believe that? Earlier today, we hosted a chat with Hanson - and let's just say that the obsessiveness of their fans extends deep into cyberspace. Taylor, Isaac and Zac only responded to a small fraction the questions submitted, so for your...

By David Malitz | April 30, 2008; 02:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nick Johnson: 'The Girl Can't Help It'?

'You got me trippin', stumbling, flippin', fumbling.' I went to opening night at Nationals Park, and all you got was this lousy story about lousy ballpark music. Well, that, a Ben's Half-Smoke, a $7.50 beer and a walk-off homer. Because I really needed more Lou Bega and KC and...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 16, 2008; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

This Could Be the Greatest Audiobook Ever

Next month brings the release of "Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith," an autobiography by the legendary curmudgeon who has fronted British post-punk rabble rousers the Fall for the last 30 years. If you're not familiar with the Fall, well, I just don't know what to...

By David Malitz | March 4, 2008; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mariah, Droppin' Science

Mariah gets physics-al. Mariah Carey's label just announced details of her new album, and the big news is this: La Diva has already locked up the award for Most Ridiculous Title of 2008. Due out in April, the album will be called "E=MC2," which is corny as hell (Mariah...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 12, 2008; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (9)

Patti LaBelle Is Unintelligible (Even When She Isn't)

Patti LaBelle: "I love lamp!" (File Photo) Are you psyched for NBC's "Clash of the Choirs"?! What's that? You'd rather drive spikes in your eyes than watch the sure-to-be-hokey reality show that pits five choirs, led by luminaries such as Michael Bolton and Nick Lachey, against each other in...

By David Malitz | December 17, 2007; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

© 2010 The Washington Post Company