AMERICAN IDOL NOTES...
So glad the show was just one hour last night... The two hour shows drag on too long! Saw some of the best talent so far, with two contestants in particular who were great.
First, Sunshine Head... (I can already see the signs in the audience... "Let The Sunshine In", "Little Mister Sunshine", etc.). He has a great bluesy voice... reminiscent of Taylor Hicks, but with a style all his own.
Second, Melinda Doolittle, who has always been a backup singer, took a gamble and more than proved she has the vocal chops to succeed on her own.
Also look out for Phil Stacey (the dad who missed the birth of his daughter to audition for Idol) and Sean Michel (who looks like Fidel Castro)... they may be around for a while!
New York auditions tonight... and another two hour show starting at 8 on FOX.
MESSAGES FROM THE DEAD?
Okay, this is creepy. Supposedly Microsoft is working on "family tree" and "time capsule" technology... The cool part, becoming part of a huge network database and possibly finding long lost relatives... (think of an even better version of Ellis Island in New York online). The creepy part, being able to leave notes, messages, and videos online for your future descendants. Do you really want a message from your great grandmother that you never knew wishing you a happy birthday? It just seems kind of weird.
HOW BADLY DO YOU NEED TO LOWER YOUR CELL PHONE BILL?
Would you take advantage of this?
Cell phone companies are testing a new idea. You could sign up for a service where you would receive three to five text messages a day that would be ads... You would also receive a telemarketing call or two a week... In exchange for making your cell phone number available to advertisers, your cell phone bill would be cut in half... ('cause the cell phone companies can make a lot more money off advertisers than you... they just need you to agree to accept the ads).
I think I'd rather keep my number off the lists and pay my full bill. How 'bout you? Vote on our daily poll at www.977thebreeze.com.
OKAY, PEOPLE, TAKE A MINUTE TO THINK HERE...
Wanna go see the Super Bowl in person? The average ticket's now at $5,540. For that much, you can buy a big plasma HDTV, home theater sound system, and a new couch. And once the game's over, you still have all of that, and probably change left over.