Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New York Times rips Jay from "The City"

In a recent article by the New York Times, Jay Lyon —Whitney's shaggy-haired love interest on MTV's "The City"— gets torn a new one. 
Check it out here. 
I was a little skeptical of the sound of Lyon's band "Tamarama" (anyone remember Chumba-Wumba?) when the cast on the show started dogging on the group before anyone else in America had a chance to. Not a good sign. 
In the live review of a recent show, the New York Times calls Lyon and his group "barely the sum of their influences: generous helpings of surf rock, with slight dashes of Hawaii and Carribean."
The NYT also notes the group's bubbly fans: "in front you see a dozen or so faithful fans —young women, mostly college-age—though what they're fans of is up for grabs." Ouch. 
The irony of the concert, was it was on a Monday in NYC, the same night The City airs on MTV.
"The concert ends around 10:20, just as Whitney -on TV- is bemoaning Jay's callousness...'he doesn't even have the decency to tell me, like, such a big thing in his life'...and you want her to know, hey, it's really not that big," the scathing article concludes. 
Damn, Jay. I hope you treat Whitney right. Everybody needs something to fall back on. 

Check out Tamarama's myspace page here. 

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