Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The (Cable) Man Keeping Me Down

American Idol premiered last night. I'm sure I'd have all kinds of witty things to say about it, but I didn't see it. You see, I don't have cable hooked up yet. And being that my apartment is the Dead Zone (I can barely even get cell service in there) I can't even get fuzzy local channels. I don't think the Comcast guy knows who I am. He's not coming to hook my pop culture I.V. up until January 25! That's another whole week! Doesn't he know I have a blog to run? I've even been better about updating. Slightly. But without TV, I feel so out of the pop-loop. Not to mention that I'm missing Earl (which, thankfully, my sister is taping for me) and CSI. Sheesh. And I could have very well missed the next William Hung last night. Do the cable gods care? Noooooo.

I did hear that Kelly Clarkson isn't letting AI use any of her songs on the show, which has Lord Cowell a bit miffed. Eh, I don't think it's a case of her forgetting where she started, she probably just doesn't want to hear "Breakaway" butchered 100 times, like Edwin McCain's "I'll Be" or Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Haaaaaaht". Or maybe she doesn't want this new round of contestants mercilessly compared to her when they bust out one of her tunes. But since she didn't write any of the songs, she probably has less of a say in the whole matter than everyone thinks.

In a related story, Ruben Studdard has agreed to let Idol contestants perform his songs in exchange for food.

9 comments:

LoraLoo said...

Hi there! Glad to see you back twice in two days. You didn't miss much on AI, it's the usual banter between the three judges and a lot of auditions gone bad. There were a couple pairs of twins that were actually good this season, can't wait to see where that goes.

Doesn't the cable guy realize you who are???!!! Hmph. We'll have to teach him a lesson. :)

Alecia said...

There's a new update on the Kelly Clarkson AI song use scandal on yahoo.com news. Apparently, she's conceded along with her management to go case by case. Cowell is being lame about it, because in truth, none of us viewers care if anyone uses her song to try out. Duh.

Masha said...

i hear ya on the no cable thing! i have to get a cable cord (which i guess is my fault) but i keep forgetting to buy it every time i go to the store! the tv is just sitting staring at me, waiting for me to complete it.

Girl Next Door said...

Ruben wants a baby! i want my baby back baby back ribs! Get in his belly!!!!

Neo said...

Becky - Man that sucks! Cableless!

As for Kelly, you're right she doesn't own exclusive rights, so it really won't matter. :)

Don't sweat it bud, you've be hooked up in no time. Read a book. ;)

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

pia said...

Uh, thanks. Forgot that I DVR'd CSI!

Cable is a bitch around here as they can't find enough qualified technicians or so each cable company claims

Bar Bar A said...

I agree with Loraloo! You NEED cable so you can "Bring It"! I miss your wit, humor and infinite knowlege on all things celeb!



(sorry Neo, had to use your line).

Lee Ann said...

Oh you missed a good show. It was quite hilarious. I am sure they will replay the really good ones many times during the season.
I had not heard that about Kelly, would be interesting to know the real story behind that one.
I hope you get hooked up soon.
Have a great weekend Beck!

Alice said...

hehe... one of my friends just asked where ruben was these days, then wondered aloud if he'd eaten himself to death yet.

 

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