Year in review – Media

Watching T.V. at home and decided to give some of my own thoughts to the year in review.
I guess the main thing is the continual demise of music as we know it. Number one on my list is Avril Lavigne for destroying music:
“Rock & roll wild child Avril Lavigne hit big in summer 2002 with her spiky-fun debut song “Complicated,” shifting pop music into a different direction. Lavigne, who was 17 at the time, didn’t seem concerned with the glamor of the TRL-dominated pop world and such confidence allowed her star power to soar.”
Anyway. I keep on hearing her described as some punk-pop princess. If she is pop, then that is a sad, sad way for punk music to die. Wearing ties does not make you cutting edge. Ms. Lavigne is def. one of the worse things to come out of 2002.
Another has to be Ashanti. She is not a bad singer, but what did she do? She made guest appearances on every rapper’s album. And then she rode Notorious B.I.G. coattails forever on Foolish and Unfoolish. And then Soul Train had the nerve to give her the Aretha Franklin Award over Alicia Keys or India.Arie or anyone else. It’s a sad, sad state of affairs.
O.K. Good Charlotte. They do absolutely nothing for me. Don’t see what the big deal is with them.
**sigh** Christina, Christina….or X-Tina. Why? That’s all I want to know.
And do we really care about J.Lo and who the hell’s she’s marrying this time. Is it 3 or 4 Jenny?
And please, why is Jennifer Love Hewitt STILL putting out albums?
I mean the whole year would have been lost if it wasn’t for Nora Jones. I personally thank Ms. Jones for saving me from the rest of the filth and garbage that was put out this year. If you have not heard this album, then you need to go out and get it now.
I also have to thank Missy Elliot and Timberland from saving me from P Diddy and…well mainly P Diddy and his quest to destroy Rap and HipHop as we know it. Just flip it and reverse it baby.
Dave Matthews Band also contributed to saving music, even if it was a somewhat diluted album called Busted Stuff. The original LilyWhite Sessions sound so much better.
I think the biggest event for me was discovering Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. I’ve heard the song before, but this year, I heard the entire album. It might be heretical, but that album has bought me closer to God than anything in a long time.
What else? Movie wise, I’ve been out of the loop since the 2nd part of the year. Spiderman delivered, Star Wars: Episode II was an improvement, and Men In Black II was a big disappointment
I was also out of the loop for most of the televison seasons. Although I have to thank FOX for American Idol, or at least the begining episodes. “It was suppose to be sung like that!”. **sigh** Good times. Also enjoyed the Buffy the Vampire season and The Osbournes. Wrestling kinda sucked this year.
Oh, thank god for another season of The Price Is Right. Bob Barker is still alive and there is still some good in the world.
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