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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Chick Music and My Possible Fall Viewing

Since the arrival of the Midget, I haven't dedicated much time to my hobby of critiquing music. It's not like I have stopped listening to music (heaven forbid) but I've not really found ANYONE that's worth listening to in full rotation. Is it because music had all of a sudden sucked? Hmm, no. Maybe my particular tastes have just changed. just maybe.

Let's take for example chick rock. Okay, I really don't mean to slam my gender but I've got to start somewhere.

I haven't really found any American act that I like. I was hoping that the latest Kelly Clarkson album "My December" would kind of waken the chick rocker in me. Unfortunately, it didn't. I cannot say that the album sucked. It actually is good comparing it to today's contemporary sound but I cannot get into it like I did "Breakaway". I know, you all are raising eyebrows at me, lapping up the pop sound she produced, but hey, I am guilty to admit that I find inspiration running to her tune, "Walk Away". Some of the songs on "My December" were good, despite being repetitive. It suffers what I call "Evanescence disease". It's still on rotation on my iPod but it's not often played.

Same goes for Canuck Avril Lavigne. Her "Best Damn Thing" album is not anywhere as angry as her previous albums. It is very noticeable that the grrrrl in her had been awaken by her hubby, Deryck Whibley, and that's okay, I guess if you want to really listen to her being happy and sappy. The songs produced/co-written by Butch Walker are evident, a lot angrier, more rock-infused, but not enough to resurrect the angry in me.

My last hope was Pink's "I'm Not Dead". Released in 2006, the slow simmering album had not become noticeable until the masturbation-friendly song "U+UR Hand" had become a staple in radio Top 40. I've had this album awhile, since I've bought it for the song, "Stupid Girls". I am embarrassed to admit that the only reason I have gone back to listening to the album again is because of the song "Who Knew" which was used as the promotional track to the sappy ABC TV Show "October Road".

If I was smart, I would've listened to "I'm Not Dead" through my moment of musical drought.



With Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars cleared from my TV listings, I am looking for my current drug. Thursdays so far is going to remain in tact with Ugly Betty (yay for Freddy Rodriguez as a probable love interest to the Betty/Henry hook-up) and Grey's Anatomy following it. Men In Trees are going to follow suit especially if it still would be following these 2 shows.

So what might I be watching?

I will be waiting in anticipation for the shows Pushing Daisies (ABC) and Reaper (CW, the network I am not really fond of since April). Aliens in America looks promising but I don't think I will at least try to catch it on rerun before adding it to my "taped" list.

I may watch Dirty Sexy Money (ABC) just because Chris Titus is in it. Will it be good? I don't know. I am not the most informed viewer... I might also catch Return of Jezebel James (FOX) because I am a sucker for pain. Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, I will watch it just because I am fond of her writing style, plus Lauren Ambrose, an actor I like, is in it. It should be a win-win in this case.

Other than that, I guess I will be waiting for Veronica Mars Season 3 to come out on DVD to relive my LoVe moments. I know, I am pitiful for not falling for the Pizonica love affair but as much as I like Piz, I think he's too good for my Marshmallow. Only the Logan can keep the mallow melting. Yes, I know I have declared my love for the Troy-meister too but he decided to play in another alter-universe (Smallville) that I don't watch. *Sigh* The times I am upset with myself for choosing TV shows that have a relatively short shelf life.

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