Archive for the 'TV' Category

Proof that Advertising Works

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

So I despise advertising. It’s depressing and maddening to know that so much effort and funding has gone into what is an attempt to entertain me into buying something and wasting my time along the way. We usually feel the same way about a telemarketer interrupting our dinner. Why not feel the same about a […]

North American Idolatry

Friday, May 14th, 2010

American Idol…still one of TV’s worst theme songs and for a show about music! Anyways… I like the fact that now playing a musical instrument seems to be more of a requisite to competing. In general, it means they having actual nuts-and-bolts chops as a musician is being celebrated. Awesome. It’s pretty commonly known that […]

Taiwanese News Rocks

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Taiwanese news is amazing. Pundits screaming at each other, responding to people calling in to the television station, Chinese captions below keeping a meticulous written record of the debate, the endless pitter patter of verbiage sometimes in several different dialects (Mandarin and Taiwanese mostly). And this isn’t even one or two channels but 44!!! This […]

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Philip Glass is probably the classical composer with the most luck in comedy and being seen by a huge huge audience. Just last night he was on the Colbert Report, accompanying a ridiculous performance piece sketch on the piano. Glass even was compelled to play Shave and a Haircut. What??? Glass has been on Saturday […]

Acapella

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I didn’t watch a lot of TV in 2009, but The Sing-Off was probably my favorite TV show. In fact, it’s probably my favorite of the reality singing competitions if only because it honors music itself, not the celebrity of singers. It featured acapella groups of all ages from around the country (including Puerto Rico) […]