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Don’t Know Why – The 2003 Grammys

The Glorious Noise compound was alive with laughter after the 45th Annual Grammy Awards concluded last Sunday night. Sure, this year’s show featured numerous artists who made the big decision to actually sing, which is a real milestone, since it happens so rarely anymore. And performances from Eminem, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, and … Continue reading Don’t Know Why – The 2003 Grammys

I Want A New Drug: The 2003 AMAs

The 2003 American Music Awards bite the head off a bat named Legitimacy Steve Harvey’s eyes were shadowy under the brim of his fedora. They briefly flashed with that Apollo wit, only to retreat into the thousand yard sockets of their owner, as if they were afraid of the scene before them. And could you … Continue reading I Want A New Drug: The 2003 AMAs


The VMAs represent everything I’ve come to hate about what currently passes for “pop” as well as the baldfaced commercialism of… well… everything – that this site so vigilantly follows. I don’t remember exactly when I stopped watching the VMAs but it was at least four or five years ago. Posted by: Joshua on September … Continue reading DRUNKER THAN PINK

Youth Is a Strobe Light Blinking Faster And Faster

Summer’s end. Back to school sales invade on all sides, from Pampers to The Pampered Chef. In another licensing coup for Smashmouth, JC Penny’s new back-to-school ad begins with Young Miss turning off her alarm clock’s “Good Morning.” Cue the ‘Mouth’s “Then The Morning Comes” as our girl scampers about her bedroom, wondering what to … Continue reading Youth Is a Strobe Light Blinking Faster And Faster


While there is what seems to be an excess of attention to the feats of Alicia Keys and U2 vis-à-vis the upcoming Grammy Awards®, what is perhaps of more interest is that there are other performers who have been nominated for various awards who have gotten little if any run, probably because many people are … Continue reading Statuesque


The 29th Annual American Music Awards Drive Home the Point: Being a Celebrity Sucks. Johnny Loftus Everyone has dreams of Celebrity. Publicly or in private, we all eventually indulge the daydream of becoming a revered tap dancer/rock star/MC/famous playwright/________, and all the exposure, economic gain, and prime cut trim that our respective star fields would … Continue reading CALL ME DIDDY


The 2001 VMAs Get Boring With the Cheez Whiz Johnny Loftus The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards made it perfectly clear that Pop is dead. For a show that has always offered at least a few bright spots, nothing in the performances, appearances, or posturing of the celebrities chosen to appear was remotely controversial, artistic, … Continue reading NAUGHTY BABY DID A NO-NO


Tragically, the Grammy viewing audience found itself asking all night, “Where’s Soy Bomb?” The utter lack of anything more controversial than another plunging neckline made even host Jon Stewart’s bits about a gay Eminem seem watered-down. The cavernous Staples Center was nicely decorated in shades of purple. But so is a baby’s nursery. After all, … Continue reading AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A G THING, BABY