Sprinkles.

Joss Stone turned down an invitation to appear on American Idol. Says the newly pink-tressed songstress, “I find these shows far too cruel. Music should be allowed to develop naturally.” Hmm. I don’t know if I agree, but I understand where she’s coming from and admire her for not selling out on her principles to promote her upcoming album, that’s for sure. (Of course, I’ll have to hear the rest of her music and see the rest of her “new look” before I can really turn in an opinion).

Where is Bo Bice? Rumors abound that he is no longer with RCA. His publicist won’t comment, the RCA page no longer shows him as a featured artist, and there’s no definitive word on a second album planned. It does sound like he and Clive have parted ways. I wish him nothing but the best and hope he puts out a fantastic, gritty Southern-rock-style album, and if he couldn’t do that under Clive, well, he couldn’t do it under Clive. I think it’ll be very important, though, to follow his career trajectory — if he gets picked up easily by an indie (or even another major) and gets more creative control, it’ll be great. If not, well…it won’t bode well down the road for Taylor’s future as a recording artist, unfortunately.

And you know what? Clive Davis really is a dick. You take an artist, you try to turn them into something 180 degrees from what they are and how they represented themselves on a television contest, and when the fans don’t buy it, you just dump the poor sod and cut your losses? Shit. Hey Sony, you listening to me? It’s time to take out the trash, guys.

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2 Responses to “Sprinkles.”


  1. 1 Em January 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    I told you Clive is a dementor. First you sense his presence. Then everything gets dark. Then there is a bone-chilling cold. Then you feel as if you’ll never be happy again. Then you relive your most painful memories. Then he sucks out your soul through the dementor’s kiss. Ahhhhhhh!

  2. 2 PayTheDevil January 29, 2007 at 1:42 am

    Clive move towards the light, go gently into that good night.

    Joss, the metric system has ruined the teeth of British youth. Take a pill and hope that you do not gain weight like Charlotte Church.


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"I hate them all. The judges, TPTB, the blatant manipulation, the songs, the contestants, everything. I'm a die-hard Cook fan, but for the love of god, at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself up there! Please? Syesha was awesome but she ruined it by being completely shameless and disgusting. Yes, being on American Idol is exactly like the civil rights movement, except for the part where you're fighting to make the world a better place."



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