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July 28, 2005

Rock Star INXS report

Last night's supposedly shocking installment of Rock Star INXS saw two contestants shown the exit instead of the expected one. All bets are off! This just shows anything can happen! One bad performance and it's all downhill from there!

The singers looked genuinely flabbergasted. Don't these people watch television? First off, I am reasonably certain I am the only person watching the show and, while I am prone to buy any old crap they might advertise, an audience of one is not going to support three nights a week of '80s Australiana indefinitely. No matter how many times the show floats that stadium audience of 100,000 fantasy figure, this is INXS we are talking about. When at this late date people are still making (arguably tasteless and hurtful, shame on you) jokes about autoerotic asphyxiation you have some rebranding to do. Barring an aesthetic epiphany (hey, we were never that great a band in the first place!) and retirement to the Outback these guys had to start kicking off more than one person at a time or face cancellation.

Second, and following the same logic, how many weeks are there until the fall season? One less would be INXS member a week was still going to leave too many would be INXS members surplus to requirements for the scheduling train-wreck on the horizon. I am shocked Mark Burnett has yet to cut to the chase and cut all the no hopers for the benefit of those of us in the reality-based reality-television community. Inked up and angsty, J.D. Fortune is the next lead singer of INXS so let's just have the camera follow him around getting drunk and having feelings. And if his inter-personal skills keep him from taking his coveted place there is always the ludicrously named MiG to do the job.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 28, 2005 06:21 AM

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