Foo Fighters Album is #1 — Congratulations, Dave Grohl

Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m secretly in love with Dave Grohl. This isn’t because I’m some insane Foo Fighters or Nirvana fan, it’s simply because I’ve read a lot of Grohl interviews and listened to him on Howard Stern. I think the guy is brilliant. He’s openly discussed the pain he felt after Kurt Cobain’s death and he’s navigated the Courtney Love disaster with an incredible amount of class. Also — he’s a rock star who doesn’t do drugs. That means if my fantasy were fulfilled, I’d get the sexy man with none of the baggage. So I’d like to take the opportunity to extend a major congratulations to the Foo Fighters for their album hitting number one. It’s their first number one album of their career, and they even knocked Adele off her slot. These guys deserve it.

Amber Riley Sings Adele’s Someone Like You on her Webcam — Bad Move?

I’ve said this many times on The Dishmaster before, but once you’re on a hit show like Glee, you have to not only create a celebrity mystique, but you must also watch your brand, to ensure that your personal life doesn’t conflict with your character.  That brings me to Amber Riley, who covered Adele’s Someone Like You on her webcam.  Though I think she has a great voice, I’m fundamentally against this on principle.  You’re on an expensive network television show, and your broadcasting a song on your personal webcam inside your apartment.  It looks unprofessional and cheap — and you have an image to maintain.


Adele Sings ‘Someone Like You’ at the 2011 Brit Awards

Adele’s new album drops in two days, and from what I’ve heard so far, it will be better than her first.  She sang ‘Someone Like You’ at the Brit Awards this year, and the performance was incredible.  Watch below.