Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Oriental full-frontal design specialist Fah Lo Suee and I are heading off to Juno, Alaska, where we'll be hosting a charity fete to pick names for former Governor Sarah Palin's next kid that would be predictive of the little tyke's future career. In the running at the moment are Tarp (Yankee Stadium groundskeeper), Tripe (Wall Street Journal editorial writer) and Turk (Oily Levantine), although that last one makes no sense to me.
In any case, posting by moi will more than likely be sporadic for a little while.
But in the meantime, here's another little project for us all:
Post-Beatles Pop Star Who is (or Was), Indisputably, a Huge Asshole!!!
Self-explanatory, obviously, but I've decided not to nominate anybody based solely on their politics. My feeling is that the name of this blog is PowerPop, not Pissed-Off Lefty or National Review Groupie, so out of a decent respect for the opinions of our diverse readership, I myself won't be dissing...oops, almost gave the game away there.
That said, if the rest of you guys feel the need to trash our Pop Star betters for no other reason than their ideological proclivities, feel free. My hands are clean.
And my totally top of my head Top Five is:
5. Leo Sayer
Never buy an album from a man who looks like he should be singing the lead in Pagliacci.
4. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
C'mon, you knew I was going to do this. Billy Corgan: His pretentious cueball noggin, his orchestra and his chorus.
3. Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
What was I saying about pretentious cueball noggins?
2. Mike Love (The Beach Boys)
For a zillion obvious reasons. Honorable mention: Occasional Beach Boy John Stamos, who's so big an asshole he actually cheated on Rebecca Romijn.
And the numero uno braying jackass in pop music indisputably is...
1. Neil Tennant (The Pet Shop Boys)
An entire career based on his seething resentment of the fact that nobody took his favorite disco records as seriously as he did. What a jerk.
Awrighty then -- who would YOUR choice(s) be?
[Shameless Blogwhore: My parallel Cinemania -- theme: best or worst movies with a single letter or initials in the title -- is now up over at Box Office. As always, it would give both myself and management a nice warm and fuzzy feeling if you could see your way to going over there and leaving a comment. Thanks!]