Here’s the teaser trailer for Christopher Guest’s new HBO series, Family Tree.
I am truly a genius! Like two years before these Johnny-come-latelies at the San Jose Mercury-News, I had this idea, now another “Who should be in the Hall” tournament. They’re so impressed that they’re doing brackets. Ooooh, and fancy them they might actually follow through and finish it. Big whoop (although in my defense, they aren’t presenting the case for each act, or making sample playlists, or even doing videos — all that took a lot of time). Posers. They didn’t even include the Tap.
But they have some interesting matchups and some acts I didn’t include. And you can go crazy and vote for the whole first round at once. So check it out.
Just went to a page I found through facebook. I’d say they stole my idea, but I can’t say I created the tournament idea, and there’s only about a dozen people who have seen or participated in mine, so I’ll let it slide.
Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl
They’re probably following through, unlike me who kinda gave up about 2/3 of the way through. But, in case you want to see the battle of Luther Vandross v. the Beastie Boys…
And how did G&R beat Led Zep?
The announcement has been made, the inductees are ready to be inducted.
I predicted Rush, P.E. and Donna Summer, with a maybe for Heart and Albert King. I thought Joan Jett would probably get in, but am not shocked or devastated that she didn’t. Not bad for me.
I said it could be a good year for women, and 2 female-led acts are the most since 2007 when Patti Smith and The Ronettes both made it. Still, women are remarkably under-represented in the HoF.
I said it could be a good year for African-American acts, and it was. Half of the acts, 4 of 8, making it the most colorful year in the HoF since 2000, when 8 of 14 acts were black (Last year had 4 acts that were nearly all black musicians, but ratio-wise it was 4 out of 17).
The ceremony will be on April 18th in Los Angeles, the first time since 1993 it will be in CA (tickets go on sale January 25th, if anyone is thinking of getting me a gift).
No mention I could find of the fan voting that contributed so little to the overall decision. It would be interesting to see what the results of that poll were.
And the Tap is once again overlooked. ‘Sigh’