Sounds Like a Hit! video blog Ep. 5: Sounds like “American Idol” is back

After taking the holidays off to recharge, the SLAH! boys are back to discuss the biggest comeback of 2009 (that we can see from here, anyway): American Idol.

Yes, the Planet-Eating Karaoke Voltron is back with a new judge, and Brian and Kyle weigh in from opposite coasts on what the season has to offer. Will we have another Danny Noriega this year? Would an Eartha Kitt songbook episode be a hit with the kids? And exactly what is it that Paula is chugging out of that enormous Coke-sponsored sippycup?

All this and more, after the break!

In 2003, Brian launched the world's first website devoted to horror film from a gay perspective (, mining an untapped (and occasionally unintentional) source of entertainment and bringing together a huge and colorful population of gay horror fans and filmmakers. When he's not pulling skeletons out of closets, Brian writes reviews for horror megasite, general film site, and can be found on the ever-informative Brian is also a filmmaker, having produced, written, and directed two shorts (the dark romantic comedy An Apple a Day and the eerie suspense piece Two Story House) that have played at film festivals worldwide and left audiences generally uneasy. A born-and-bred Midwesterner, Brian studied Mass Media and Film at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (I know – crazy, right?) before fleeing the district for the warm and occasionally stinky shores of NYC. Brian is a proud member of the Online Film Critics Society, loving husband to illustrator Andy Swist, and benevolent overlord of their two cats.