Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I Love the '80s....BUT TIME MARCHES ON

There is a huge difference between feeling nostalgic and living in the past.

Exhibit A:
Howard Stern's replacements were announced today, and it appears that Infinity needs at least 2 men and some automated equipment to do his job. Several stations are going to a DJ-free format, but the two "big stars" who will be filling Stern's shoes are the always annoying Adam Carolla and, in my market, David Lee Roth. David Lee Roth as a shock jock. Ok. This would be quite something if it was 1985. It's not. DLR hasn't been shocking since he started spending all his time getting into grumpy old man fights with Eddie Van Halen and trying to cover his ever-expanding bald spot. His voice is the last one I need to hear at the butt-crack of dawn.

Exhibit B:
Madonna never fails to annoy me...but this newest incarnation of herself?? Is this broad kidding? Honey, get your wannabe-Lady Di old ass out of those cheesy Karen Lynn Gorney outfits and figure out once and for all who the hell you are. You've been street trash, a dominatrix, a strip-club version of the virgin fantasy, a street trash wolf in Old Hollywood clothing, a cowgirl hooker and even *gasp* a children's book writer. Now you want to be the lost member of ABBA? When you have to reinvent yourself this many times, that should be the big neon sign that it's either time to hang it up or pick a schtick and schtick with it.

13 comments:

Doggie Extraordinaire's Mom said...

DLR being a DJ is like Nick Nolte critiquing movies (although he was good in Hotel Rwanda). Who wants to hear it? Their time is past!

The only thing truly shocking or interesting Madonna could do is be normal. She reminds me of the article in The Onion about Marilyn Manson invading suburbian and boring people, being completely unshocking, with soccer moms scoffing at every lame attempt to horrify them. Madonna is exactly the same. F*cking schizo, if you ask me. How terrible of a person must she be if even SHE doesn't want to be herself?

Mr. Happy said...

I think Adam Carolla must have something on somebody very high up because he seems to be all over the place right now and usually people with very little talent don't keep getting shows.

And as for Madonna - Just go away! I'm tired of you and your acts.

Crazy Dan said...

I think a cool DJ would be barney... I dont think he si around anymore but there is nothing like waking up and having something to hate besides my job. They could make it cool too chicks getting naked and their asses being slapped by a big purple dinosaur.

Alice said...

haha... you are going to anger some hardcore madonna fans my friend...

and GOOD LORD could adam corolla be any more annoying? and less entertaining? how is he a celebrity? with shows? i dont' understand...

Neo said...

Becky - My god that photo of DLR is awful. What is he now, like 70?

Christ!

And that photo of Madonna? I thought it was Tiffany when I first looked at it.

You start getting the feeling that these people aren't happy in their own skins

Lee Ann said...

Back in the day when David Lee Roth was lead singer for Van Halen, I used to have a huge crush on him....until I heard him "talk" on a radio interview. Uckkkk! He sounded ridiculous and not very intelligent. He had a unique style for singing, but I didn't even like that after he went off on his own. As far as Madonna, you have got that exactly right.

Sangroncito said...

The 80's were good to me!

Bar Bar A said...

DLR & EVH touched my hand in 1983 (or was it 82?)when I was lucky enough to be in the FRONT ROW. DLR went downhill quickly after that but I'm sure it's unrelated. When I see him now, I just feel so sorry for him.

I hate to admit this, but even though Madonna bugs me now I was a huge fan for years.

Teri said...

I was kind of wondering what rock they found DLR under...

JJ said...

Seems odd that they'd choose a guy (DLR) who has never even had his own radio show.

An80sNut said...

I think she has done the partial leotard look before. Wait, that was probably only for the nudie photos that wound up circulating. I have to say that I like this better than the really used and Sarah Jessica Parker look of her "Ray Of Light" video.

Brooks said...
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Brooks said...

sad how DLR rocked the '80s so hard and now he looks like the crypt keeper. there definitely was no van halen line up the version that released "diver down" and "1984".

i am glad there are others out there who loathe adam corolla as much as i do. that guy is a grade A talentless smarmy turd. he is up there with carson daly -- who are these people other than professional celebrities? amazing how you can be so useless and still famous in this country. WTF

nice shot at madonna. her story has grown tiresome as mike myers used to say as dieter on SNL's "sprockets". that last album "american life" with that gawd awful rap might have been an all time creative low for madge.

 

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