Marked Melody

December 22, 2009

The Sing-Off!

Filed under: FYI — Alisa Hathaway @ 4:05 am

So, let’s be honest with ourselves here and now. I’m total shit at reviewing anything. I’m not very critical of music, movies, or televisions shows because I am easily pleased and enjoy most pop culture. Sure, I’m culturally literate and can usually distinguish garbage from quality entertainment; but at the same time, I love garbage for its kitsch, for what it tells us about the average American, and for its manipulation of the public through the most basic forms of entertainment. (That’s not to say I love Salinger’s Nine Stories in the same way I love watching The Cake Boss, but I think you understand my meaning.)

That being said, let’s point out what I may actually be good at doing, and that is bringing things that catch my eye to the attention of others, even if it’s simply because I won’t shut up about it. And that’s really all good communication is.

So what’s my point? If you didn’t already hear about NBC’s The Sing-Off, you probably should.



June 19, 2009

A little self promotion?

Filed under: FYI — Alisa Hathaway @ 3:13 am

Not really. But I was wasting time Googling myself, and found an interesting musical endeavor born on Arcadian grounds. I was actually kind of disappointed in myself that I forgot about this…

ArcadiaU_72 (more…)

May 9, 2009

Petition to save Fox’s Dollhouse!

Filed under: FYI — Alisa Hathaway @ 8:16 pm

Ok, so this isn’t about music. It’s not even a review. It’s a plea to save one of the only good shows on TV – Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly fame).  The show appeared midseason this past year on a crappy timeslot (Fridays at 9 p.m.) and already has a horde of rabidly loyal Whedonites that would be devastated to see this series stilted.



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