Saturday, February 19, 2005

Brilliant backhand winner!

Ashlee Simpson is hitting the road for her first headlining tour. The reviews are in:

"Ashlee, it's like this: There's no crying in baseball, and there are no costume changes in rock 'n' roll," Ben Wener wrote in the Register.

Well, Bowie and Elton changed costumes. But they didn't change from one Abercrombie "PUNK" t-shirt into another one.

The 20-year-old Simpson did get points, such as they were, for eschewing the Memorex. said only one song, a cover of Blondie's "Cover Me," sounded as if it had been sweetened with a backing vocal track. Wener concurred that Simpson was indeed singing on stage, not that he was paying her a compliment: "No one sounds like that on tape."