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July 20, 2006

Dilana Robichaux


Despite the MTV curse putting an end to Dave Navarro's three-year marriage to Carmen Electra and lingering legal issues from Rock Star Mark.1, Rock Star Supernova still provides two weekly scoops of entertainment goodness. Plus a half-scoop with the "reality" show from the Rock Star mansion.

This week Zayra Alvarez impressed with a Björkish woman on the verge/Princess Diana on methadrine REM cover. At first it was difficult to imagine what she was thinking with the creepy prom dress. Then her scanner powers kicked in and the threat of some grim Firestarter scenario playing itself out cowed the judges into submission.

Magni has totally ripped off my Dolce & Gabbana buggles look and my man Lukas Rossi kept on representing for Queen West with the Jagger moves. Not that I am a friend of his or whatever.

"I hear people calling me the next J.D. Fortune ... J.D. Fortune means nothing to me. He's not my brother. He's not in my family. He could be my friend, but he's not." ... "If this were INXS, I wouldn't be here," Rossi sniffs. "I'd personally rather live in a shack and lie on my back than be here in the public eye and suck. I'm not here to be a TV star. I'm from the street, brother. This ain't no big to me.""

Ahh, yes. The street. I too know the harsh streets of Toronto: God created Queen West to train the faithful. One cannot go against the word of God. That sort of thing. All very good, etc. and so forth. But... Dilana Robichaux has an " "energy" " and a " "vibe" " that is freaking chilling. Her now trademark Lithium, Nina Hagen inspired Ring of Fire and Zombie have all been superb. Loved her most excellent corset this week too, btw.

Small sidebar: It was like pulling teeth finding these clips last summer. Mark Burnett Super Genius seems to have decided to let YouTube carry his bandwidth for him. Clever.

Best thing I have seen in ages Update: Kevin Smith also knows the street. If you have ever dealt with television and film producers this is the real world; fully worth the twenty minutes to get to the punchline (via INDC Journal).

That magic little sparkle Update: Sure, Jenny Galt got booted off the show this week and the Lilith Fair comparison was exactly right but her thoughts on what it means to be a rock star are 100% applicable to being a great blogger. Sure, you have to have talent. But more than that you have to be really confident. You have to know who you are. You have to bring it. You have to kill it every time.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 20, 2006 12:07 PM


Maybe I'm just a cynic, but "maximum effort" and "blogging" (a.k.a. pajama journalism) seem to be diametrically opposed concepts.

If it was REALLY a lot of work, we wouldn't be doing it. =)

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2006 03:06 PM

I hate to admit it (particularly since it's been about nine years since he made a decent movie), but Kevin Smith is starting to sound like a fairly cool guy. Very nice clip.

On the physiology and logistics of Kryptonian/Earthling cross-breeding, see Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex. It might sound fun, but the project is fraught with danger. Fraught, I tell you.

Posted by: utron [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2006 04:36 PM

Chris: Speak for yourself, sir!

Utron: A Niven classic, unexcelled.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 20, 2006 08:38 PM

I have to kill my blog every time?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 21, 2006 04:27 AM