Monday, January 7, 2008
Thanks to everyone who's been with The Blot Says… from the beginning and to all of our new readers out there across the globe, welcome to the club! Stick around, who knows what pop culture calamity is coming up just around the bend.
Actually, The Blot could care less if the American Idol brand disappeared completely from the pop culture landscape, but I do hold a soft spot in my hear for Studdard and Hicks as a fellow Alabamian. The state took great pride in their winning of American Idol and it is a little sad they were not able to turn that nationwide popularity into successful music careers.
This late breaking news combined with the major label release of American Idol season 4 runner-up Bo Bice, another Alabama native, makes for a very sad day in Alabama and the Alabama music scene. (link) Hopefully 2008 will be a better year artistically for Studdard, Hicks and Bice and all three Alabamians will see new recording contracts come their way. On the bright side, I am sure all three will have headlining spots waiting for them this year at City Stages, Birmingham, Alabama’s “world-class music festival.” (link)