The 2006 Outro: Looking Back At A Year In Which We Joined A Grand Pantheon Of Cranky Old Farts

Brian Raftery | December 29, 2006 - 12:04 pm

Idolator has only been around for three short months, but trust us, it feels more like ten long years. And what have we learned in our brief lifetime?

- A lot of music writers need to re-take Journalism 101, while a lot of music bloggers need to re-take Intro To Eighth-Grade Yearbook Essentials.
– Sometimes, a satirically crappy magazine is even more laughable than an actually crappy magazine.
– We should only write about boring country-pop stars when they flip their wig on national television.
– No matter how much you plan and prepare, you’ll always have to stop and take an unexpected leak.
– People just don’t seem to have strong feelings about bands like Lily Allen, the Knife, and the Hold Steady.
– You can never get enough mileage out of the phrase “shiny brown turd”
– …or, for that matter, a phrase like “swingin’ on the flippity flop.”
– Nobody likes a sellout–nor do they like a long rant about said sellouts.
– Being forced to watch the American Music Awards should require hazard pay.
Glenn Danzig is our favorite heavy-metal weiner(sp?).
– And finally: We have the best commenters in the whole damn world–even if one of them really needs to get a haircut.