7:50: Happy Tuesday, b-rollers! I’ve had a hellacious day at work and am looking forward to unwinding with…oh crap, it’s Shania Twain Week, isn’t it? Well, sure, that makes sense: Beatles. Stones. Elvis. Shania. I don’t mean to be a hater; Shania seems like a lovely person and all, and she’s certainly a charter member of the Sandra Bullock/Elin Nordegren Woods Memorial That Poor Woman, Men are Complete Scum Society, but couldn’t they have gone with a broader “country music” theme? Shania had a few good songs, but it’s not like they’ll be devoting a Glee episode anytime soon. There’s “Still the One” and “Man I Feel Like a Woman” (I’m rooting for Big Mike to sing that one) and…I’m out. Okay, end of rant. Back in 10, b-rollers.
8:00: Ooh, are we introducing people by their professions/easiest possible labels now? That seems overly simplistic. The blogger disapproves.
8:01: My b-roll roommie – the one who watches CMT every day, it should be noted – just heard the theme, made a face and said, “Oh.” Even country music fans are disapproving.
8:02: Kara is wearing a shiny necklace. Let’s make this a drinking game – every time we’re blinded by Kara’s garment or accessory, we drink. Everyone down?
8:03: I wouldn’t exactly call Shania a country pioneer. She’s not Hank Wiliams or Johnny Cash or anything. I mean, be serious.
8:05: Nope, scratch that. Shania is shinier than Kara. And she’s also wondering how in the hell anyone with a Y chromosome is supposed to sing her music. Join the club, Shania.
8:06: Lee is singing “Still the One.” I have now heard all of the Shania tunes that I know.
8:07: Let’s all welcome back Lee’s pitch problems. Just when we think he can possibly crash the Crystal Bowersox party, too. Yeesh.
8:08: Really, Randy? One of the greatest songs ever written? What in the hell is in that Coke cup?
8:09: Did the judges take a hit of nitrus oxide before the show tonight? FOR REAL? That entire song was out of tune! And I like Lee! No haters in Casa b-roll!
8:10: Et tu, Simon? I feel completely insane. What is going on?
8:12: Conversation happening in Casa b-roll: Which country musicians are worthy of having an Idol theme night? My list: Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton. Roommie Jen – a knowledgable country fan – suggests Reba McEntire, George Strait, Kenny Chesney (maybe), Patsy Cline. Suggestions, b-rollers?