Musically, 2012 wasn’t easy to pigeonhole. There were no sweeping musical trends, save the gradual ascension of electronic trailblazers such as Skrillex and Deadmau5. Or the ubiquity of the latest carefully incubated Simon Cowell boy band, One Direction. No post-Adele flurry of dazzling divas — just singles. Lots of memorable smash hits like “Gangnam Style.” Read More
It’s not just musicians who avoid Republicans; designers do it too.
Whenever Michelle Obama dons a brand, PR teams go nuts, says Fox News, but when Ann Romney does it? … Crickets. Read More
Kris Humphries really does not have good judgment when it comes to women. After (allegedly) being burned by Kim Kardashian when she soured on their marriage after 72 days, the basketball player had a brief fling with a Kim lookalike named Myla Sinanaj.
How’d that work out for him? Well, Kris is now set to turn over their communications to the FBI following claims she’s trying to extort money. So, not good! Read More
Mission accomplished, Bruce.
At the outset of his "Wrecking Ball" 2012 tour stop at San Jose’s HP Pavilion Tuesday, Bruce Springsteen told the capacity crowd, "We're here to manifest the joyous power of rock 'n' roll and shoot it straight to your heart. We're here to take you to higher ground."
Three hours and 20 minutes later, the job was done.
Springsteen, 62, remains a powerhouse and phenomenon bursting with mind-blowing spirit and stamina. Read More
Unless you heard the record and felt it, deep within your soul, it’s difficult to communicate just how perfectly, how respectfully, Bruce Springsteen tapped into the post-9/11 zeitgeist with his majestic “The Rising” treatise. In just one line, he spoke cathartic volumes, as in the Twin Towers widower in “Nothing Man” struggling against the easy way out: “Pearl and silver/Resting on my night table/It’s just me, Lord/I pray that I’m able.” Read More
Just like Springsteen — who suddenly releases a new album with almost zero advance notice — folk-pop maestro Paul Simon rarely telegraphs his punches. Read More
President Obama told some jokes last night at a Sen. Barbara Boxer fundraiser in California. . .judging by the laughter notes in transcript, he was quite a hit with Democrats in California. Read More