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Entries by Shawn Amos from 11/2009

Adam Lambert and the Greatest Gay Musical Icons of All Time

| Posted 11.06.2009 | Entertainment

As performers, gay icons are the great uniters. All of you closeted jocks singing "We Will Rock You" at the stadium -- you feel a little gay, right? No? Is that just me?

Elmo Gets All the Girls

| Posted 11.10.2009 | Entertainment

This week, "Sesame Street" celebrates its 40th birthday. For nearly two generations, the pioneering children's show has taught kids to count...

Steve & Joe, Say It Isn't So: Tense Musical Partnerships

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Entertainment

Is Steven Tyler in or out? The Aerosmith singer crashed bandmate Joe Perry's gig last Tuesday (Perry was doing his own moonlighting with the Joe Perry...

I'm Unfriending Sarah Palin

| Posted 11.18.2009 | Politics

The Oxford dictionary just added a new entry to their big book of words: unfriend, and I'm unfriending Sarah Palin.

Better Start Learning Chinese

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Politics

I was watching Obama speak to those Shanghai students during his big Asia trip, and suddenly I remembered my '80s high school Spanish class. My teache...

Susan Boyle and the Most Dramatic Musician Makeovers

| Posted 11.20.2009 | Entertainment

Today is Susan Boyle's coming out party. Her debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," is in stores, she's going to meet America on Monday's "Today Show," a...

Top 10 Reasons I'm Grateful for Being a Democrat

| Posted 11.25.2009 | Politics

As Obama pardons his turkey and we all prepare to sit down and eat ours, I offer my list of thanks. May the holiday find you all grateful - red and bl...

Let Us Now Give Thanks for These Bands Below the Top 40 Radar

| Posted 11.25.2009 | Entertainment

Let's be honest: it's tough for all of you musicians out there to get any attention these days. There's no room for you on MTV. There's no room for yo...

Rock 'n' Roll's Long Good-bye

| Posted 11.30.2009 | Entertainment

HBO's Sunday night premiere of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert felt like a farewell party. No amount of Botox and hair dye cou...