The Anna Marie Tendler – Kacey Musgraves – Olivia Munn Imbroglio Plot Thickens


by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner

At the moment, I’m kind of living my life in oblivion. I could walk off the face of the earth right now and it would take a few days for anyone to notice what had happened — this is actually quite literal at the moment. Anyway, because of this, it’s the little things that make me sit up and take notice.

And one of those little things is a serious uptick in people interested in my brief post about the connection between Anna Marie Tendler and Kacey Musgraves. And by connection, I mean Olivia Munn. I really like all the women involved in this clusterfuck and I struggle to understand exactly what happened.

But what I do know is Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, “star-crossed” is about her divorce to Ruston Kelly who was banging Olivia Munn at just about the same time Musgraves’ heart wrenching album was being produced. So, there is a direct link between the two women — Olivia Munn.

The thing about Munn is — I have no idea how much of a homewrecker she is and how much of an opportunist she is. Did John Mulaney cheat with Munn while he was with Tendler, or was it more everything was falling apart by that point and Munn was nothing more than an opportunist?

That’s something that’s something that has yet to be determined.

Anyway, the rest why I’m getting an uptick in traffic — I think — is Musgraves commented on Tendler’s latest Instagram post and people are searching the Internet curious about why this happened.

I think that’s what’s going on.

It’s all very interesting, to say the least.

Join The Dark Side Of Pop Dance Rock, Kacey Musgraves


by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner

I don’t care what Anthony Fantano thinks — Kacey Musgraves is producing good music. And, yet, there’s something missing. A few songs on her latest album “star-crossed” hint at it, which is she needs to embrace what she really is: a gay pop rock icon.

So, if I had her ear, what I would do is say, fuck country, and hook up with someone like Timberland or Butch Vig and come out with a Rona Rock album that would be somewhere between Nelly Furtado’s “Loose” and, say, a Robyn album.

The songs would be very dance friendly, so much so they could be played at a gay club on a Friday or Saturday night without any remixing. Right now, because she’s straining so much to have a toe in country, she’s producing good — but rather bland — music. It just doesn’t have much personality, even though it’s obviously very imitate and personal.

Here’s what I would do.

Take this song

Then throw in this vibe….

And lastly, pour this into things.

There you go, a huge hit!

A Holistic, Casual Review Of Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Star-Crossed’


by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner

I just checked Anthony Fantano’s review of Kacey Musgraves’ latest album and my jaw dropped at how much he hated it. I mean, HE REALLY HATED IT. Nothing he said about why he hated it did not make sense or wasn’t based in some sort of logic.

While Fantano is the “hardest working Internet music nerd,” I’m just a dude who likes good music. I’m impressed with Fantano’s reviews. My only quibble being he sometimes gets into the weeds of the music to the point that he misses the overall picture.

But, honestly, that’s kind of his thing — to obsess over the details of music.

With that in mind, this is my other-end-of-the-spectrum review of Kacey Musgraves’ new album “star-crossed.” I’m putting little — if any — thought into this. Just giving you my gut reaction to the album overall.

I found the album rather enjoyable, even heart wrenching. I say this because to me, it’s not how much autotune was used, or this or that production technique was used, or even if a line or two of the lyrics might be flat.

It’s about the emotion the music evokes from you.

And, it seems to me Fantano was so obsessed with his metrics that he missed some pretty important aspects to the album — how much it was obviously a confessional. The lyrics tells maybe not THE truth of her divorce by A truth about what happened.

To me that’s what makes great pop music — does it tell a truth?

Some of his criticisms are just weird. The song “there is a light” is a bop in the context of being something that might keep people dancing if they already were. If people are dancing, they don’t care how production value, or how stupid some of the lyrics are, they just need a nice beat. And I could definitely see a few even more dancable remixes being spun off the track.

Anyway, I’m not going through the whole track list. I’m just giving you a general sense of what I though of the album. The album’s not perfect, but it’s quality entertainment and it definitely tells A Truth.

Holy Shit, Anna Marie Tendler, Have I Got An Album For You: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Star-Crossed’


by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner

Despite what the hysterical haters on Twitter might think — I’m actually a very empathetic person, maybe to a fault. Something about the art that  Anna Marie Tendler is generating from her grief over divorce to John Mulaney is tearing me up big time.

So, I kind of have all of that on the brain.

I’m a big Kacey Musgraves’ fan and there I was, listening to her latest album, “star-crossed” when it occurred to me the whole thing is about her recent divorce to Ruston Kelly. Who, I just learned, at one point in 2020 when this album was likely being produced, was hanging out with Olivia Munn! This whole thing is getting kind of surreal, the more I learn about it.

I think it’s safe to say that it’s highly unlikely that Ms. Tendler is unware of Ms. Musgraves’ latest creative effort.