nothing to do on a Friday night?
how ’bout watchin’ the boob tube. in my opinion “reality” television stopped being interesting (with the exception of Cops) after the second season of the MTVs “The Real World”. that was long before the producers shopped for the “right” controversial characters that they new would butt heads, get it on, get drunk and create drama, they just grabbed a handful of average looking shmoes off the street and let them be the average shmoes they were. not a noticable ratio of white/black, male/female, brunette/blonde, and the token homosexual. when i heard there was a “reality television show writers” strike a a couple years ago it made me laugh. anyway, regardless of what i, or anyone else thinks of that pile of “entertainment” the new show that starts tonight on Fox, the Next Great American Band, has one of the best bands in Detroit listed as one of the contestants. of course i’m talking about The Muggs. not only are they an amazing band they’re a real swell group of guys as well. if you don’t believe it just pop into the Cadieux Cafe where the singer/guitar player Danny Methric, works during the week. i don’t know which episode they’ll be on but show some support if you happen to catch it. on a side note: remember when becoming a star meant working your way up through years of crappy gigs at shady places and hoping that some day your demo would fall into the right hands? it’s really funny now watching all the contestants on these “talent” shows that literally fall apart and think their lives are over because they don’t win. i don’t remember the Beatles, Elvis or Barry Manilow winning a glorified game show and their careers seem to have gone all right, huh?