Americans seem to be much more uncomfortable with accents than I ever would've thought...
Because David Cassidy is on Oprah at 4 PM ET today, promoting his new album: "David Cassidy Dance Party Remix."
Let's have a look at the record company's promo materials, shall we?
Timeless idol David Cassidy and producer-mixer Craig J (Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson) present club-rocking remixes of Partridge Family classics! These cutting-edge versions of "Come On Get Happy," "I Think I Love You" and "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat," among other gems, are a unique gift from the singer to his fans. "To do brand new dance versions of these iconic tunes was an amazing experience," says Cassidy. "It's so cool!"
Um. First of all, I'll give them "idol," but Cassidy hasn't aged gracefully -- think hairplugs and an aggressive facelift that's placed him squarely in Christian Slater territory. Second of all, this is at least the third repurposing of "I Think I Love You" (remember that pappy adult-contempo version he was croaking during his Behind The Music episode?), and it's not that I don't like the P. Fam (I have a ton of their songs on my iPod, and I watch Breaking Bonaduce, for God's sake), or that the concept of remixing those songs isn't a good one, in theory. I have to admit, I'd like to hear the songs. But it's kind of unseemly the way he's still dragging buckets out of that well almost 40 years later -- if I'm not mistaken, he's written two memoirs of his days as a teen heartthrob (neither one of which provides a credible defense for those moose-knuckle overalls he wore onstage), and he just keeps remixing and rerecording the big PF hits, like, dude: find something else to do. Find something else to work on; find something else you're good at. Learn to type. Law school. Fund-raising. Something