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Title: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2014, 03:56:53 pm
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1)


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Watching via OnDemand
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2014, 03:57:59 pm
A real music contest: 'The Linda Perry Project'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXqYcGo1vWw

Very interested in checking this out. Hopefully Roku doesn't drag its feet in getting this up in a timely fashion.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 16, 2014, 03:59:21 pm
Super Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SiasCYrCBA
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2014, 06:30:25 am
The Journey Begins



10 minutes into the episode and I was already hooked. For starters, THIS is how you do a music reality show. None of this bullsh*t pagentry garbage that they truck out there as seen on American Idol or The Voice. This isn't about creating the ultimate poster to hang on bedroom walls. This is about getting something real from each artist and that's what Linda does right off the bat. The episode flew by insanely fast and I realized that she only got around to working with 4 artist out of a much larger group. I don't know their names (yet), but to see Linda pushing them (metaphorically) to dig deeper and seeing the results was truly inspiring.

I loved seeing the Hip Hop artist being forced to freestyle behind music that she would NEVER have done on her own and it was great. Another standout moment comes with 'Boy Band' artist (still don't know their names). It was a standout moment for the wrong reason because I was extremely p*ssed to see him cut himself off at the legs when he stopped "singing". When he was being pushed to just ad lib and find a melody of words and decides that he wants to sing something "that makes sense", I wanted to punch him in his Boy Band face. I get why Linda was p*ssed because I was too. The music was there, the groove was there, the emotion was there......and he thought he was above it all.

If these are the kinds of moments we can look forward to throughout the season, I am so there. This is what I want to see. People getting creative and creating something amazing out of nowhere is a thing of  beauty. This series is probably the one that I will look forward to each and every week. As for the format of the show, it's kind of a cross between Bandcamp meets Rocked with Gina Gershon meets The Real World. By that I mean all the contestants are living under one roof (the Rock Star: INXS mansion btw) as they bond with each other while trying to make an impact on Linda who will sign someone at the end of the season to her record label. I would kill to be on this show just to learn from Linda. No need to rate this because each episode is just going to be a continuation from the last one.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on July 20, 2014, 06:39:00 am
This is THE Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes?

Cause if she is, I absolutely love her work.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on July 20, 2014, 06:41:17 am
Where is this? Where can I watch it?
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2014, 06:43:13 am
This is THE Linda Perry from 4 Non Blondes?

Yup.

You need to watch this. You're in a band and you're gonna get inspired. It was also fascinating to watch a 3 piece band that was invited onto the show and seeing them literally on the verge of breaking up when they have a shot to win it all. Band dynamics are always fluid and the smallest thing can destroy all the work you put into it.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2014, 06:44:03 am
Where is this? Where can I watch it?

VH1 via OnDemand.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on July 20, 2014, 02:40:30 pm
Damnit, that show is not OnDemand for me.  :-[
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 20, 2014, 02:58:58 pm
Well, just keep an eye out for VH1 on TV. They are rerunning the episode all week long.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on July 20, 2014, 03:00:20 pm
Will do
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 28, 2014, 07:16:03 pm
Finding the Weakest Link



I can't say enough good things about the series. It's fantastic. I love Linda Perry. Sure, I was a fan of hers when she had he time, but I'm more a fan of her as a teacher, which is exactly what she is. She is drilling home the idea that you have to put yourself out there and risk looking foolish if you want to get to the real 'you'. And the way she does that is basically making up songs on the fly and ad-libbing made up lyrics that don't mean much. It's all about phonetics, which is what Sammy Hagar does on pretty much every song he jams on for the first time. We get 3 such songs in this episode, but I think my favorite is the one she does with the Black sisters (can't remember their names at the moment). Linda scats out a bass line, which the bass player picks up and they are off and running. It gave me chills just to see everyone bring it....even if it didn't make sense. It was a thing of beauty to watch.

Well, the first house guest gets the boot and Linda chose wisely. They got rid of 'Boy Band' Dude or whatever his name is. He looks, acts and sounds like a poseur. He will never be heard from again. Anyway, great episode.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 03, 2014, 09:14:27 am
Busking, Romance and New Blood



Another stellar episode that shakes things up in a big way. With the exodus of the kid from last week, everyone assumes they are one step closer to the end. Wrong! Linda brings in Omar, a two-person punk band. Immediately this changes everything for the rest of the house. But this being the Linda Perry Project, she immediately changes the dynamic of the band and I don't think it's going to recover from it. The spotlight is definitely on Nick, the drummer for Omar and he not only has to learn a new style of drumming (Mac, this episode is definitely for you), but he has to comes to terms about his feelings for his partner in crime.

It was fun to see Linda literally take everyone out of their comfort zones and make them play on the street corner with a can in their hand and earn their keep. It really forced them to look at themselves as musicians and find out what works and what doesn't work. It was great to see those that shouldn't have a chance in succeeding actually dominate it all. Lovin' this show and I can't wait till the next episode.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 08, 2014, 02:25:08 pm
If You Can't Take The Heat Get Off The Stage



The right person got the boot from the show today. I have nothing against Mackenzie as a person. But as an artist, she is beyond dull. She's invisible. Sh*t man, she couldn't even SCREAM at the top of her lungs when Linda asked her to do so. Just a little peep and then she crawls back into her shell. Really don't know what Linda saw in her in the first place that would warrant her getting a spot on the show. Anyway, Hunter Valentine's drama is unraveling at warp speed. They are the most fun to watch and the most painful to sit through with all their power trips and ego clashes. You'd think they had tour the world 100x's and had countless Gold and Platinum albums with dick wagging contest. Kinda hard to pull off given that they are an all-girl band. With that said, I liked Linda's challenge of the day which was that each bang/singer had to draw out of a hat their 3 chords changes and then they had to write a song in 15 minutes and then perform in front a live audience at SIR Studios. Now that's throwing someone into the deep end!!!!!
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2014, 08:51:12 am
Coutney Love's Fallout



As the title suggest, we get a visit from the one and only Courtney Love to give her advice to the artist before her. It's a small moment in the episode, but not one to carry it. The bulk of the episode is the impending implosion of Hunter Valentine and how there are basically two people vying for the lead singer role of the band. It's not until a frustrated Linda gets them into the studio and has Kiyomi sing the songs she's written and then has Aimee sing her own songs does it all make sense to Linda and us, the viewer. Kiyomi's songs are all the same. They are boring and bleed into one another. Aimeesong is infinitely better and more upbeat with better chord changes. I'm on Team Aimee because of this. I was unclear until this little "Battle of the Singers" moment, but I'm a believer now. The episode ends where Aimee  finally "quits" the band. It remains to be seen if this is an actual proclamation or a bit of clever editing to get us to think that. Whatever the case is, this was truly a riveting episode to watch. Can't wait for the next episode to see what happens. Mac, you really should be watching this.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2014, 09:46:08 am
Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2014, 09:50:23 am
I just checked and saw that VH1 is in fact streaming the episodes. I know you don't like watching shows on your computer, but it's an alternative since you can't find them OnDemand.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2014, 01:33:32 pm
Breaking Bands



What an emotionally charged episode that sees Linda facilitating the break up of not one, but two bands: Hunter Valentine and Oscar are no more. With Hunter, Linda convinces Aimee to stay in the house as a solo artist, which naturally doesn't sit well with the rest of Hunter. They get so petty that they call their manager, who in turns threatens Aimee by way of proxy that her Work Visa is "terminated", making her stay in the house a moot point. With Oscar, Linda had to cut loose Nick the drummer because he couldn't "cut it". A lot of tears from Aimee, Candace, Angelique and Linda herself. But out of that heartache came a couple of great songs that really cut to the bone. If I were rating these episodes, I'd definitely give this one 10 Stars.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 31, 2014, 08:18:36 am
Beautiful Is In The Eye Of The Beholder



What a cool experience they got to have with this episode. It's all about the song Beautiful, which Linda Perry wrote and Christina Aguilera made a hit. The task at hand is that each of the performers still left in the house has to do a cover version of the song and make it their own. The kicker is that they have to record the song live....direct to vinyl with only have a day to work on perfection their version. And, they only get one take. How nerve wracking is that? And how f*cking awesome is it to be given that chance? To have your very own vinyl pressing. So, the promo at the end of the episode says the Season Finale is next. It really sucks that this is only an 8 episode season. I really hope this comes back because it's truly something special to see. To see Linda molding an artist to become something even better is a great thing. As for the contestants, I have no clue who is going to win the contract with Linda, but I will say that the top picks are Aimee, Candice and Anjuli (I spelled her name wrong in the last few post). I will say that Anjuli is kinda on the outside looking in. She's great in taking songs and giving them a unique spin, but she her problem is that she keeps going back to the well, which is something Linda has told her not to do.
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 07, 2014, 09:21:18 am
Final Performance and One Big Decision



So, every episode opens up with a "Previously on....blah blah blah", then it goes into "Tonight on the Series Finale...." What?! SERIEW FINALE?! This has to be some sort of dialog screw-up. I hope that it is as I really want to see this show survive and thrive for many years to come. Okay, with that out of the way, this episode is the one I have been waiting for. Linda picks a winner. But first, all the remaining acts have to perform live in a showcase in front of a live audience using an original song that they wrote. I thought that 3 out of the 4 nailed it.Absolutely did not care for Hunter Valentines's song. It actually sounded pretty contrived to my ears as if they purposely tried to write a radio friendly song that fails. Okay, for the benefit of Mac and not wanting to ruin it for him, the rest of this post will be in spoiler mode.....

Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 05, 2014, 08:15:45 am
'Linda Perry Project' Winner Hemming Releases Video for "Hard on Myself" (http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-linda-perry-project-winner-hemming-releases-video-hard-myself)

Hemming - Hard On Myself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6c51156Ink


The song is interesting. It's not bad....but it's not great either. One thing I can say 100% for certain is that I hate the video. Why are they trying to basically make it so that she looks like she is still homeless? The idea of "winning" a competition like this is that it changes your life for the better. Also not sure why the name change. Stick with Candice Martello. It's who you are. Duh!
Title: Re: Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Mac on October 05, 2014, 09:01:41 am
So I'm seeing this first time blind, oblivious to this artist except for she's a product of the Linda Perry Project.

Right off the bad, this song has Linda Perry written all over it. Same dark, slow moving yet emotional pacing.

I was not impressed with the video at all. I didn't take her as homeless but as a struggling street performer.

But the song... has no range. It's pretty much sung in a very monotonous level that goes no where, except for the band picking up at the end. My one tangent thought, a portion of the song would be played on the soundtrack of a movie. I don't think I'd listen to that song solely.