Tuesday, January 01, 2008
You make me feel mighty real
I turned on the TV near midnight to see the new Times Square ball - it was impressive, although Carson Daly nearly missed the countdown because he was intent on interviewing Alex Rodriguez, definitely a B list celebrity in New York, D list on network TV two months after the end of the baseball season. A quick look at the Dick Clark / Ryan Seacrest broadcast on ABC exposed an alien culture on stage: Miley Cyrus & the Jonas Brothers. They creeped me out; I was unaware Disney had created such lifelike animatronics & liberated them from the confines of theme parks. Perhaps they were only holographic projections. Meanwhile, PBS was giving Paul Simon the "George Gershwin Award for Popular Song." I didn't feel old, just ignored. So I turned to Evan "Funk" Davies on WFMU, who was demonically possessed by the spirit of 70s disco/funk.