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Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Mandisa nominated for Grammys; ABC runs from Adam Lambert again

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Three female “Idol” alums got Grammy nominations Wednesday night: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Mandisa.

Kelly’s “All I Ever Wanted” was named in the pop vocal album category with Black Eyed Peas, Colbie Caillat, the Fray and Pink. Her singles did not receive any noms.

Kelly has four previous Grammy nominations and two wins (best pop vocal album with “Breakaway” and best female pop performance with “Since U Been Gone” in 2006).

Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream” received a best female country performance against Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Taylor Swift (of course) and Martina McBride. She has won this category three years in a row for “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats” and “Last Name.” She also won best new artist in 2007.

Her duet “I Told You So” with Randy Travis got a best country collaboration nod, vs. “Beautiful World” (Dierks Bentley, Patty Griffin), “Down The Road” (Kenny Chesney< Mac McAnally), “Start a Band” (Brad Paisley, Keith Urban) and “Everything But Quits” (George Strait, Lee Ann Womack).

And Mandisa’s “Freedom” album was nominated for best pop/contemporary gospel album. She goes up against Jeremy Camp, Israel Houghton, Jars of Clay and Leeland. This is Mandisa’s second Grammy nomination. In 2008, her album “True Beauty” also received a nomination in the same category.

Daughtry and David Cook were shut out.

-Hits Daily Double predicts modest opening sales of 25,000 to 30,000 for Allison Iraheta. Given how low key the promotion and radio airplay has been for her, this isn’t surprising.

-ABC has nixed Adam Lambert’s appearances on both Jimmy Kimmel and the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, according to Lambert in a Tweet. Huh? Kimmel is on late night and it’s taped. Portions of the Rockin’ Eve show is taped, too. Geez. How absurd! NBC’s Jay Leno is accepting him. After the AMA mess, ABC cut him out of “Good Morning America.” Hey, his loss is Allison’s gain. She’ll be on Kimmel Dec. 17 instead.

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golx

December 3rd, 2009
5:01 am

Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis got one nomination for the cast album of Ain’t Misbehavin.’

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
6:41 am

Good Morning Everybody.

Today’s Quote: “Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.”

Great nods for the female idols!! In the past eight seasons, AI has turned out some good talent. Although, some have been knee deep in controversy. But, imo, none so deep as Adam. He is without a doubt the most controversial to date. Some of the press, and others as well, have been very censorious of him. ABC should not have canceled his appearances, but let him perform with a strict understanding that a repeat of the AMA’s would not be tolerated for any reason. Least of all, “caught up in the moment.” In a live show, there is no way one can prognosticate what another will do in a split moment, especially if it’s not scripted.

Can’t wait to see Carrie’s Christmas special on Fox next week (Monday 12/7) at 8:00.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
7:12 am

Morning!

Rodney, I agree that the FCC had very little to do with ABC canceling Adam’s appearance…not so much because they don’t regulate after 10pm…they do, just more loosely,…but because ABC already took a stand on Adam and now can’t go back. Disney has it’s standards and I would never argue with their right to run their own company the way they see fit. I’m sure Adam will show up some place else.

Congrats to our Grammy nominated girls. And to the cast of Ain’t Misbehaving including Ruben and Frenchie!

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
7:39 am

A few years ago, ABC news anchor, Peter Jennings, canceled an appearance by Toby Keith for a line in one of his songs because he used the work a$$. Mr. Jennings was having a patriotic special and he felt that the line would be to controversial. The line was “we’ll put a boot in their a$$. It’s the American way.” Toby Keith wasn’t given the option of performing another song from what I understand. ABC just jerked the rug out from under him. I guess when you’re that big and powerful, you can do whatever you want.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
8:04 am

I understand your annoyance, Nana. However, ABC is a corporation. They have the right to choose who represents their brand and who doesn’t. I think even small businesses who are not big and powerful would have the right to cancel something that they felt wasn’t in their best interest…no matter how silly the rest of us might think it is.

I don’t agree with ABC getting all huffy over Adam but it isn’t my call.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
8:12 am

Speaking of the Grammy nods…how many nominations did Kanye West secure for Taylor Swift?

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
8:24 am

OMG – I didn;t mean to sound annoyed. That wasn’t my intent.

I truly understand the reason of why ABC nixed the performance of both Adam and Toby. But on the other hand, I also think ABC should have given them both the option to perform another selection and to definitely have the performance toned down. If neither wanted to comply with the request, then they should have been canceled, but at least they would have had the option……. just saying.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
8:29 am

Good morning all. Disney/ABC. That’s explanation enough for me. Speaking of Taylor Swift, and I try really hard not to, this is simply overkill. What in the world will be left for her, when she’s not only peaked this year, she’s almost overexposed and in danger of burnout where the public is concerned. I give a huge nod to her talent as a songwriter/performer, if not singer, but it seems like these days this is Taylor’s world and everyone else is just visiting–including the likes of Carrie, Kelly, and Beyonce.

Tuscalooser

December 3rd, 2009
8:43 am

Tuscalooser and his Satanation will go down this Saturday!!!! Go Gators!

Rickster_loves_everyone :-)

December 3rd, 2009
8:49 am

Morning, everyone. It’s too bad that Adam has made some bad decisions (or heeded bad decisions made on his behalf.) A guy as talented as him needs to be exposed (metaphorically speaking, of course) to as many people as possible. He’s the most talented, innovative performer since…. well… EVER!

And Taylor Swift, beside having one of the most stunningly beautiful faces since…. well… EVER… seems to be an incredibly decent, incredibly talented young lady who needs to be protected from the hangers-on and those who befriend her only for what they can get from her… not what they can give to her.

Rickster_loves_everyone :-)

December 3rd, 2009
8:51 am

But congrats to all the AI alums – and thanks to Rodney for the picture of Kelly.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
8:51 am

Oh, great. Is school out?

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
9:04 am

Harriett, if you take a look at the tail end of yesterday’s thread… you’ll get the joke. :-)

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
9:06 am

Start with JT’s comment at 4:11 PM

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
9:17 am

Well, whooo-hooooooooo….Happy Morning, y’all!

Rodney, see, this is the kind of pics we need to spruce up the ol’ blog.I mean, I don’t know who she is, but she looks good! ;) Thanks.

Really happy for all the Idols and their nominations. As a Kelly fan, I’m a bit miffed at Halo getting a nomination. But water under the bridge…. I’m more interested in next week.

Looking at the “best female country performance” all I can think is, “one of these is not like the others…” Seriously, I cannot believe that Taylor Swift got 8 noms. She needs to publicly thank Kanye. You know, at one point, I actually, really liked her (for her songwriting) but we’ve been force fed her music so much that it’s quickly faded for me…

I feel bad for Adam. It’s not like he’s been completely banned…but kind of similar to what Janet went through with CBS after the “wardrobe malfuction.” But at the end of the day, it’s the Disney brand.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
9:19 am

And good for Allison. (Though I don’t stay up or record Jimmy Kimmel.) The voice she has deserves the exposure. She was always in the shadows of Danny, Kris & Adam. Hopefully her Kimmel appearance will be the start of something great for her.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

December 3rd, 2009
9:30 am

I just find it kind of odd that the so-called “good” guys of Disney(ABC) are so up in arms — after all, they promote the gay pride week AT disneyworld… shocking thousands and thousands of family-values visitors until it became known that this would happen every year and families should be careful what week THEY planned a vacation to DW…

i’m just sayin…

I agree, it’s their call, i think, as D said, EVERY business should be able to ban/invite/promote by their OWN choice and not by government/agency interference or fear of interference or sanctions. Let the Almighty Dollar do the voting as to which company succeeds and which doesn’t.

but then, y’all know i’m a huge promotor of the idea of get the guv’ment OUT of private life, LOL.

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
9:43 am

Linny, agreed. It’s all about the lobbyists, though. I think had it not been for the knee-jerk reaction at cancelling GMA due to the “controversy,” it’d be different. It seems like they (ABC/Disney) painted themselves into a corner. Eventually he’ll be “allowed” back…which, he might choose not to go if he is invited.

As far as “Gay Days” at Disney Theme Parks, money talks…and I’m guessing they make more than enough money during those days. Otherwise, it would’ve been cancelled by now. I did have to laugh last year when Miley Cyrus scheduled her birthday party at Disneyland during that week. Ooops.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
9:45 am

Especially YOUR private life, huh Linny? :-)

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
10:04 am

There’s probably a pretty big difference between Gay Days at the Disney Parks and the kind of performance that Adam did on the AMA’s. I still agree that the public reaction reflects a double standard but Adam changed his performance from the rehearsal and I kinda understand why that may have p.o.’d the Disney people. They trusted him to do the show as rehearsed and he didn’t. I see that as the problem even more than the crotch/face episode. Adam will learn that tv rehearsals are different than stage rehearsals. He probably already has that figured out. He had a rough week after the AMA’s.

I’m off to do some Christmas shopping because I am not even nearly as organized as Nana(whose organizational skills make her a Goddess to me)

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
10:16 am

Oh D, you made me blush!!!

Although, I can sit back and watch others go crazy while they shop. :) Mine is all wrapped and under the Christmas tree. I’m DONE!!!!!!!!! Will start again the day after Christmas for next year. Get in there early and get the bargins. That’s my motto.

I agree that Adam has most likely earned a valuable lesson and one that. hopefully, he won’t repeat.

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
10:17 am

D, you certainly said it better than I could.

Say, speaking of staying out of people’s private lives, poor Meredith Baxter. I saw her Today interview and well, it sure felt uncomfortable.

idolblogwatcher

December 3rd, 2009
10:22 am

Congrats to Ruben & Frenchie for the nomination for Ain’t Misbehavin’. Saw the play when it came through Atlanta and they were fantastic!…along with Trenese, former AI alum.

I went with a group of 65 and arranged to with Frenchie’s Mgr to meet her afterwards. Just as he promised, Frenchie rang my cellphone about 15 mins after the show and said to meet her at the side door at the Fox. She was so gracious, fun and patient as we took tons of pictures with her. Later when walking to my car, saw Ruben at the same door taking pictures and signing autographs with fans. He was especially attentive to the young fans. Some of them were asking him to come to their schools and to their proms. He was asking them how they were doing in school and telling them the importance of staying in school and pursuing their dreams, all while he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
10:24 am

So, what are the lines like during Gay Days? I’d go to an “Adam Lambert Man Kiss Day” if it meant that I wouldn’t have to wait long to get on Pirates of the Caribbean. I can see it now, skinny boyish me waiting in line with a bunch of burly hairy gay men. I’m all about the short lines.

Congrats to all the Grammy nominees. I am starting to really pity Taylor Swift. Every award is being marked with an asterisk – only won because of Kanye. Granted she had to win one in order for that episode to take place so there has to be something else behind her winning.

No, that isn’t really directed at one person… many have made the statement regarding Kanye and Taylor.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
10:31 am

K&CFan, I read about Meredith Baxter, and I was really surprised. I wasn’t surprised by her coming out, but at the fact that she wanted to be the one to come out to her fans. Meredith Baxter has fans? Really? Is there a fan page, or a blog dedicated to Meredith Baxter, do people wear buttons with Meredith Baxter’s face on it?

With that said, good for her with being comfortable with who she is, and coming out in her own terms (from what I read she knew the cruise would do it).

Fans LOL.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
10:31 am

Thanks, Rickster. Late to the game! Nana is the queen of Christmas shopping. I have never in my life known anyone better at being ready so early!

k&cf, I agree about Meredith Baxter. It was a really uncomfortable moment for her and everyone else. Before Family Ties, I remember her on the show Family. I loved that show. James Broderick played the dad, and Meredith was the daughter. The sister, “Buddy,” was played by Kristy McNichol, and the brother’s name was “Willy.” Can’t remember the actor. Sada Thompson played the mother, and I really, really loved her and the whole show. The show actually dealt with lots of then-current social issues. Off the subjec, I know, but your post made me remember, k&cf.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
10:54 am

I agree with her highness. From what I’ve heard, and the few pictures I’ve seen… there was nothing in Adam’s AI performances that would have led Disney/ABC to believe he’d pull something so off-the-wall as he did at the AMAs.

I wish entertainers – whether musician, actor, singer or artist (stand-up comics excepted) would stick to entertaining, rather than using their high-profile positions to make a point or promote a cause that would offend most of their captive audience. (However, if the performance/concert/whatever is labeled as promoting or benefiting a particular cause, someone goes, and is offended… then that’s their own blooming fault!)

Adam, stick to the music, forgo the spectacle and politics, and your career will increase in profitability and longevity.

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
10:56 am

Family was a great show. I never missed it. Meredith is the only one (I think) that ended up with a host of TV movies and another sitcom after Family. The guy that played was Willy was a cutie with ligght brown/blondish hair. I’ve seen him on a few TV shows and movies, but for the life of me, can’t remember his name. Google, here I come.

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
10:59 am

Got it. Gary Frank played the part of Willy Lawrence on Family.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
11:08 am

I’m sure the lines are much shorter on Gay Days, JT. After all… all the guys are standing so close together they could…. never mind.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
11:09 am

Coulda gotten banned from the blog if I had finished that last thought! :-)

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
11:10 am

Thanks, Nana! I hate it when I can’t remember something like that. Did anyone watch Glee last night? SYTYCD?

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

December 3rd, 2009
11:15 am

No, Rick, ANYONE’s private life. And K&Cfan, you know I was not dissin’ anyone when talking about Disney/Gay Days — just pointing out the hypocracy. But then you’re right, money talks, and ABC/Disney can jus about “say” anything they want to, right?

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

December 3rd, 2009
11:15 am

H – SYTYCD – right decision, sad to say, I liked Nicole but she was the least of the best. And Nathan just needs a few years to mature in attitude and he’ll be a fabulous shouman!

Cowo

December 3rd, 2009
11:16 am

Harriett, I loved Family too! And I loved Sada Thompson as well. Kristy McNichol was teriffic, and Matthew Broderick’s father was a great Dad. It broke my heart when it went off the air. Meredith’s character was always a bit spoit-brattish! Her husband was John Rubenstein. That show, like The Wonder Years, could always make me laugh and cry in the same hour.

Unfortunately, Kristy had a nervous breakdown a short while after the show, and was in treatment for a good while. Such a talented actress – don’t think she did much after that.

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
11:17 am

You’re welcome.

Will be away for a few hours. Have to go off site to a workers comp meeting. Blah, yuck! :(

Lara

December 3rd, 2009
11:20 am

Ok, from what I know, Disney does not PROMOTE Gay Days at Disneyland and Disney World, but they do not prevent it either. But just FYI – long lines, large crowds and if you are the least bit uncomfortable with public displays of affection – I would not go…
Now, I know that many AI contestants have been included in Disney productions – the Christmas Parade and such that are broadcast on family television. I NEVER saw that future for Adam….
Oh – and after I bought the cd, I changed the cover to a better picture on the inside jacket. I love Adam, but that spaceage girl.boy picture was not good!
Congrats Nana – I have NEVER been that prepared for the holidays. In fact, I am not even done decorating my tree! However, gifts for my niece are done – I took her to Disney!

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
11:21 am

I’m confident that just about everything is the same on Gay Days as it is during Heterosexual Days. If I weren’t banned for life from Pixie Hollow, I’m sure the lines there would be just as long regardless of the “Days”. Silvermist is hot, that’s all I’m going to say.

SYTYCD is still on? Didn’t that other one come and go already?

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
11:28 am

Cowo, you are right about it all. Mike Nichols was behind that show, and it was simply great! Now, Sada T, James Broderick are dead, and I guess Kristy finally got some help. You are right about Meredith’s character. She gave her mother fits.

And, linny, I agree about SYTYCD eliminations. I think Ryan will go next, but he’s such a great ballroom guy. Glee! Will’s wife was unmasked as a fraud! Yay!

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
11:41 am

JT, lol, well, I don’t think Meredith Baxter’s fanbase is all hard core or anything…but you mean to tell me you didn’t have a thing for Mrs. Keaton? Well, I guess “cougars” weren’t in vogue then, huh?

Harriet, I actually vaguely remember Family. I believe it was on reruns at one point. I do remember Kristy McNichol from Empty Nest, which was the last thing she did. As far as Meredith Baxter, I remember her as Mrs. Keaton, but mostly from her “Lifetime” movies. The ones she did about that lady who killed her husband and new (younger) wife? Ah, Betty Broderick, Woman Scorned, I think it was…

Linny, I know, no worries. And yes, I don’t recall Disney “actively” promoting Gay Days. And of course, they’re not turning money away.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
11:56 am

No, never had a thing for Mrs. Keaton, but then I didn’t watch that show very much. I was interested in Mallory the few times I watched, but Tina Yothers always killed the mood.

KPH

December 3rd, 2009
12:01 pm

Congrats to Carrie, Kelly and Mandisa! I am sure they will represent American Idol well. As for Adam…As my Grandmother would have said he made his bed now he is going to have to lay in it.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
12:42 pm

I always like Judith Light (?) from “Who’s The Boss” with Tony Danza. Much more attractive than Meredith Baxter(-Birney)

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
1:11 pm

Aww. Who’s the Boss? I loved that show…and Sam. For reasons that became clearer later in life.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
1:24 pm

K&Cfan (and everyone else): thinking of Sam… ever watch the movie “Embrace of the Vampire?” One of the worst, yet at the same time one of the best movies ever.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
1:43 pm

Newsflash: 62 year-old Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, was arrested for assault last night in England, having to do with his 20 year-old “on-off” girlfriend!

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
1:54 pm

LOL, um, JT…I have not seen it, but I *have* heard about it. Perhaps I’ll watch it during the holidays.

Harriett, are we sure it wasn’t his granddaughter?

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
2:10 pm

Back from my meeting.

Judith Light got her start on One Life to Live, the daytime soap that is still running. She has also made alot of TV movies. The one that I thought was very good was a true story about a woman in Alabama that poisons her husband for his insurance than tries to do the same with her daughter for the same reason. She flees Alabama and goes north, remarries, and then gets caught and put in prison. Darn, I hate having these senior moments when I can’t remember. Maybe some of you can help me out on the name of the movie.

Lara – when one is old as dirt as I am, you learn to be organized. See what you young ones have to look forward to, minus the senior moments of course.

KPH

December 3rd, 2009
2:21 pm

Was it his girlfriend that Ronnie Woods assaulted? These old guys should know better than try to keep up with a 20 year old. More proof that they should never have invented Viagra! LOL!

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
2:25 pm

LOL! Grandaughter! He’s surely old enough to be her grandfather. Yep, he assaulted the 20 year-old girlfriend. KPH, you’re too much :) .

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
2:31 pm

Wow….see, the thing for me is, where are her parents?

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
2:40 pm

She’s 20… in most countries… that’s well over the legal age.

Of course… how many 19-20 year olds actually listen to their parents?? :-)

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
3:09 pm

Just got off the phone with my wife.

Not good news on the s-i-l. A segment of her bowel (not sure if it’s large or small intestines) is dead/necrotic. If they do nothing, she’ll not survive. They can go in and try and remove that section, but they say she may not survive the operation.

My b-i-l who lives up there has given the go-ahead for the operation, but he’s re-thinking things.

If it were up to me… I’d let them try. I’d rather her pass on the table than continue to linger the way she has.

Prayers, please, folks.

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
3:11 pm

You’ve got them, Rick!

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
3:20 pm

Back!

The prayers haven’t stopped, Rickster.

Best/Worst Embrace of the Vampire! LOL!!!!!

Y’all almost had a topic going….TV moms I’ve had a crush on. Or would that be “had the hots for”?
I always had a little crush on James Spader. I swear I have no idea why!

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
3:30 pm

D, did you ever see James Spader in the movie White Castle? He was soooo hot in that one. And, he ordinarily does not do much for me, but in that…

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
3:39 pm

Well I haven’t given it a great deal of thought yet, and I’m not coming up with any TV moms. However, the one movie mom that I still have the hots for is Catherine O’Hara in Home Alone.

Nana

December 3rd, 2009
3:42 pm

Rickster, our prayers haven’t stopped. We will just pray harder for the best outcome.

I always like Mrs. Cleaver, Harriett Nelson, and Donna Reed.. As far as TV dads, it was always Robert Young on Father Knows Best.

kelly&carriefan

December 3rd, 2009
3:43 pm

Rickster, sorry to hear that, but continued prayers, well wishes, positive vibes.

D, hmm, TV moms? Well, a sign that I’m getting old: Jennie Garth plays a mom. So does Lori Loughlin (tho, she also did in Full House). Do videos count? All-American Girl? Heh, “had the hots for” I haven’t heard that in a while.

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
3:48 pm

I always liked Patricia Richardson in “Home Improvement.” But I think my all-time hottest TV mom was Elizabeth Montgomery in “Bewitched.”

Catherine O’Hara is a trip. If you’ve not seen her in “A Simple Twist of Fate” (with Steve Martin) put it on your NetFlix que.

As for the s-i-l, we’ve always believed it’s not a matter of if – but when. Sadly, it looks like we may be right.

KPH

December 3rd, 2009
4:01 pm

I will send one up to the big guy for your Sister in-law Rickster.

KPH

December 3rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Hottest Tv Mom… Donna Douglas! I mean she was mama to all those critters wasnt she? :-)

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
4:09 pm

I had a huge crush on Don Johnson during the Miami Vice days.

I will still watch Tom Selleck in anything but particularly like his Jesse Stone series of movies.

Deirdre

December 3rd, 2009
4:14 pm

Um……Michael Sarver has announced a record deal with Dream Records/Universal. Yawn!

Harriett

December 3rd, 2009
4:17 pm

Last class coming up. Talk to everyone tomorrow, and Rick, we will keep the prayers going. I know you all just want what will cause the least suffering for her.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
4:23 pm

OK, my memory is back on track:

Patricia Heaton from “Everybody Loves Raymond.” And, even though she wasn’t a mother, Leah Remini from “King of Queens.” Leah may be a freak, but the character… hot!

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
4:35 pm

Michael Sarver got a deal? HOW? What number are we up to for “Signs of the Apocalypse” anyway. If there is one person who is more forgettable than that Kris guy from last season it is that Michael guy, or maybe it’s the blind guy… Scott that’s right, was he even from last season? What a year of forgettables.

Mercedes S

December 3rd, 2009
4:50 pm

My commenst are deemed unsavory again…

Rickster

December 3rd, 2009
5:31 pm

It’s late… and I’m finally heading home.

Hope everyone has (or had, depending on when you’re reading this) a good evening.

JTesla

December 3rd, 2009
10:07 pm

Mercedes S

December 3rd, 2009
10:43 pm

Explanation in New York Times why Susan Boyle is selling so well:
“Only 6% of ‘I Dream a Dream” were digital downloads, far below the industry’s overall ratio of physical to digital sales. As recently as three years ago CDs – which are more profitable for record labels than downloads are – accounted for 94% of the market. But by the middle of this year that share had slipped to about 77%…
“For many in the music industry Ms. Boyle’s sales are a reminder of a large, often forgotten audience: older listeners who, whether they are less tech-savvy than younger consumers or they simply prefer to hold purchases in their hands, favor CDs over downloads.
“‘The reason that this record really did what it did’, Steve Barnett, chairman of Columbia Records, said…’was that people wanted to get it and own it, to feel like they’re a part of it.’”

JTesla

December 4th, 2009
12:05 am

Hmm they wanted to “get it and own it” either that or they just don’t know how to operate a computer.

JTesla

December 4th, 2009
12:26 am

And since I am doing the youtube thing (which is 100% Susan Boyle Fan free) I have to pass this along, contains language so NSFW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=414TmP12WAU&feature=player_embedded

Deirdre

December 4th, 2009
7:13 am

Morning!

JT!!!!!lol!!!!

“hold purchases in their hands” Yeah, that’s what I like. Thanks Mercedes. My older son gave me a list of clothing he wanted for Christmas and, since he’s a computer guy, he gave me links to everything. I asked him if he had tried this stuff on first and he told me only some of it. That would drive me nuts. I have to try it on, feel the texture, the weight of it. This is true of most of my purchases and probably why I don’t download tunes to own very often.

Highlander

December 4th, 2009
8:07 am

Morning, everyone!
D, you do realize that JT and Rickster are probably going to be visualizing you walking around your house wearing CDs in strategically placed areas?!

Highlander

December 4th, 2009
8:13 am

Regarding downloads versus actual CDs. There are some albums I’ll download to save time and money and there are others, usually depending on the artist, that I want to have the complete package (pics, liner notes, etc.)

And, of course, many times I’ll just download the song or songs I like, not the entire CD.

kelly&carriefan

December 4th, 2009
8:36 am

Hi, y’all!!! TGIF!!!

JT, saw our next Idol. I believe T-Pain is already working on the remix featuring Akon…also, Simon has secured the rights and will be having the next X Factor winner doing a cover.

D, maybe I’m old fashioned, but I like trying clothes on at the store before purchasing them (except for t-shirts, usually). As far as music, most of my purchases are online. There’s a lot of artists for which I just like a single or two. Sometimes I’ll end up sampling and downloading the whole thing. Honestly, the only “complete packages” I’ve bought this year have been: The Script, All I Ever Wanted, Play On, Colbie Callait, and a couple of others. (This reminds me…I need to blog more.:)

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
8:39 am

Morning, all. Sure glad it’s Friday – it’s been a long week.

S-i-l made it through the surgery. But the long-term prognosis still doesn’t look good. But she’s still with us… so that’s (I guess) a good thing.

Busy day today, so I won’t be on much.

KPH

December 4th, 2009
9:19 am

Good morning all. Man I take back all the times I said I dont want to take a nap when I was a little boy!

Rodney Ho

December 4th, 2009
9:46 am

New blog entry that does not mention a certain someone — at all!

Check this slow jam mix of the Tiger Woods voicemail message. Extremely funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEkomaBTppY

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
10:12 am

Highlander… I wasn’t… till you said something about it! :-)

Sure does give a whole new meaning to “CD Jacket.”

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
10:21 am

But why do images of Diane Keaton in “Something’s Gotta Give” keep flashing through my mind? :-)

Deirdre

December 4th, 2009
11:32 am

Diane Keaton should be so lucky!!!!! ;-)

JTesla

December 4th, 2009
11:34 am

I’m waiting on this mystery blog entry… I think Rodney is waiting for a certain someone to do something noteworthy so that they can be included!

Deirdre

December 4th, 2009
11:34 am

Um, I can’t find a new blog entry.

KPH

December 4th, 2009
11:36 am

God I hope not JT. The drool has gotten way too deep in blogland and for reasons I just cant understand. :-)

kelly&carriefan

December 4th, 2009
11:44 am

I “kidnapped” it ’cause I want stare at Kelly’s pic for a bit longer…just kiddin’! I don’t see it either.

Something’s Gotta Give…I love the bit in the hospital with Keanu Reeves as Jack’s dr. Diane Keaton is one funny lady.

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
11:50 am

I like the scene with Jack Nicholson in his hospital gown.

Glad to know I’m not the only one who can’t find the new thread!

Mercedes S

December 4th, 2009
11:52 am

Waiting and waiting, still no new blog entry.
Terrific movie for grown-ups this weekend:”Up in the Air”.
Terrific movie for grown-ups with grown up kids: “Everybody’s Fine”.

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
12:01 pm

On FoxNews.com, there’s a “Worst Haircuts of 2009″ slide show. Three AI alums made the list: Kat McPhee, Kellie Pickler, and “he-who-shall-remain unmentioned”.

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
12:03 pm

Gotta admit… I disagree with their selection of Kat. She looks good to me!

KPH

December 4th, 2009
12:09 pm

Just watched 2 Carrie Underwood videos and this Travis Tritt song came to mind.

Five foot nine, long legs clear up to there
High heel shoes, short skirt with her shoulders bare
It’s easy to see she’s got her style down pat
Got a way of walkin’ like a wild bobcat
Well, you gotta love the Lord for makin’ girls like that

She likes pickup trucks and longnecks and she loves to dance
She can steal your heart in a second with a single glance
Skin tight jeans and a cowboy hat
Hit a boy harder than a baseball bat
Well, you gotta love the Lord for makin’ girls like that

Well, I wouldn’t call myself a righteous man
But I thank heaven every chance I can
For sending Eve to Adam when this old world first began

Well, I wouldn’t call myself a righteous man
But I thank heaven every chance I can
For sending Eve to Adam when this old world first began

You can find them on a city street or down a country road
Natural born beauties turning heads everywhere they go
Take your breath away like a tire gone flat
Make a man cry like a little spoiled brat
Well, you gotta love the Lord for makin’ girls like that

Yes, you gotta love the Lord for makin’ girls like that
Well, you gotta love the Lord for makin’ girls like that

Deirdre

December 4th, 2009
12:11 pm

Having learned that I’m not the only one missing the new blog, I sent Rodney and email.

kelly&carriefan

December 4th, 2009
12:33 pm

KPH, great song…and indeed sounds tailor-made for Carrie. Minus the 5′9″ part. ;)

And I know most everyone else on the blog seems to dislike her, but I think the guys might appreciate the last line of this Kara interview. Warning: She does talk about “Voldemort”
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b156354_kara_dioguardi_i_get_why_abc_has_banned.html

Rickster

December 4th, 2009
1:35 pm

To borrow a line from Don Henley’s “Heart of the Matter” – “I got the call the call today, I didn’t want to hear, but I knew that it would come.”

My sister-in-law is still alive, but it’s decision time (pull the plug) time.

My b-i-l talked to the doctors, and they said that they’ve basically done everything they can do. The say that where she is now (pretty much comatose, definitely non-responsive) is where she’ll be from here on out.

The infection she has is worsening. They can do surgery to repair the bowels, but there’s nothing to keep it from getting worse

According to the doctors (and legally there has to be two of them) my wife and b-i-l are at the point where they legally, morally and ethically can make the decision.

He’s calling the other siblings to get their input, but, legally the decision is my wife’s to make, and b-i-l’s to make if she can’t. But they’re both on the same page.

Not sure when the family will all gather together up in KY, ’cause we’ve got some arrangements we have to make (hotels, pets, etc.) But I’m guessing early-to-mid next week.

I definitely won’t be on-line over the weekend (I never am,) but may not be on much next week either.

Thanks to everyone who has kept us in your prayers.

JTesla

December 4th, 2009
1:41 pm

Rickster, you and your family will continue to be in my prayers over the coming weeks.

Deirdre

December 4th, 2009
1:43 pm

new blog is up!!!!!!!!

MarilynBr

December 14th, 2009
3:50 pm

How cool to hear of Mandisa’s nomination. She certainly deserves it. I love her song, “My deliver.” I just heard that it is included in the compilation album, WOW Hits 2010. Check it out at http://www.wowilovechristianmusic.com

Bella

December 17th, 2009
11:10 am

Kelly is always my idol.i hope she know…