don’t call it a comeback

Well.

Actually, we can definitely call it a comeback!

And for once, I’m not rolling my eyes at it (too many things are coming back without being gone away for long enough).

Anyway.

Nobody told me Big Time Rush were back!

I am here for it. I am ready. I don’t even mind that they’re playing shows in places I can’t get to. I am READY!

Not only was their TV show all sorts of awesome (and weird), but their music slapped.

To put it bluntly, music sounded better with Big Time Rush. I definitely liked them better than all of the bands that exploded on the scene around the same time they did (One Direction, The Wanted, etc).

I still listen to their albums from time to time (it’s not even a guilty pleasure at this point). I think they were hindered by their TV show, and also, their last album was a weird mix of songs that sounded like them and the rest sounded like they were trying to sound more mature and…eh. The first two albums bang, though.

Boyfriend is my jaaaaam.

Anyway, that is my contribution for today. I couldn’t go this revelation go unmentioned, lol.

L.O.V.E.

Dark times lie ahead so I’ve gone back. Thanks to the internet, you can play old shows and try and convince yourself that it’s still 2005, back when shit was normal. Well. By normal I mean less crazy because we’ve been on a downward spiral for some time now. The noughties were an interesting time. Reality TV really took off.

There was Newlyweds, wherein Jessica Simpson wondered if she was eating chicken because the tuna can said chicken of the sea on it. And even if you felt sorry for Nick Lachey, he instantly undid that by being a bit of a douche. I recently watched the first season and a some of the second season and it’s awful but amazing at the same time. There was too much stupid in that relationship.

Not to be outdone by her sister, Ashlee Simpson broke through and got her own television show. Her pop career took off and prospered (lol) until her disastrous SNL appearance and a massive influx of boos after her Orange Bowl performance. Neither of which were probably entirely her fault, but the fact that she was a blatant manufactured product meant that people were all too willing to hate her.

I am still confused by the whole fake punk thing she was going for. Black hair, grungy clothes etc. How hardcore. Her music was garbage, and I say this as someone who used to rock to Avril Lavigne. Ashlee Simpson was like a third rate Avril that you’d give money to in order to get her to stop performing.

Anyway, MADtv took her SNL appearance and really ran with it. Some of the skits are hilarious. I almost feel bad for her because they’re brutal.

This is the original video for L.O.V.E (which is sort of catchy and awful at the same time).

And this is the madTV skit:

They also spoofed her show and her SNL performance. I feel bad for laughing but they’re hilarious.

Join me tomorrow for my social commentary on every single episode of That’s So Raven.

(Don’t worry, I’m kidding. I haven’t reached that level of misery just yet.)

Image credit: here

Throwback Thursday – Justin Timberlake’s initial ‘mirror, mirror’ moment

I see that Justin Timberlake was in the news this week for getting into a ‘twitter feud’ and not seeing the problem with his attitude to certain things. I think the real conundrum is that anyone thinks he’s intelligent and self-aware enough to see anything that he does wrong.

He laid it all out for us back during his Nsync days!

I recently heard this song for the first time in what has to be well over 10 years and it’s so fucking ridiculous. NGL, it is still one of my fave Nsync jams but the amount of arrogance in this song…

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