Remember Rohin and his pop-culturally prescient "C.P.R." here that ended not too long ago? Well, this next piece would have been a perfect item in his weekly round-up. Not too surprisingly, I copped it from a post of his (in which he makes an excellent argument regarding the "art" of music production in a Simon Cowell context.).
And yes, that's this she's sampled for her debut single. Yep! It is.
I'm not one of those gays with their Judys and Barbra's and Cher's and Liza's (Ha! I sound so snotty and..."post-mo"!? Like I'm from Toronto or something!) but this video (of Judy and Judy) is pretty damn amazing any way you look at it (as was/is she.).
The underlying question (vis-a-vis the ongoing W.I.G. inquiry) is: Does Judy make you gay?
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for Erasure's two nights at Terminal Five. For more tour dates and word on their new album due in the fall, go here.
Boice was standing outside Mr. Black (original version) a few years ago, and we struck up a conversation. Something about his blue spandex biker shorts or clean living or something. Anyway, he's really sweet and awesome. Years later he's released his first music video! Check him out.
After going viral with one video, Kreayshawn is rumored to have signed a one million dollar deal with Sony.
Jayne County is legendary. Having moved to New York in 1968, she's been a member of the Warhol factory, had The Police as an opening act for her band, and performed internationally. This performance at the Pyramid Club seems to be firmly set in the time (with a Stephen Strouse reference even). Captured by Nelson Sullivan, it's a nice glimpse in on 1988*.
*Completely gratuitoud "about me" non-sequitur: It happened to be recorded on my twenty-first birthday although I was still in Indiana.
R.I.P. Andrew Gold, 1952 - 2011
Via The Awl.
Last heard (by me) on Kleerup's album back in 2008, she of "Buffalo Stance" fame (I know. Committing gross negligence in boiling it down to just that.) has apparently been a part of this family-heavy project (cirKus) since 2006? She, husband Cameron McVey (a producer who helped launch the careers of Cherry, Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, All Saints and Sugababes) their daughter Tyson (under the name Lolita Moon) and Tyson's boyfriend (according to the cirKus Wiki) have produced two albums together, the last being Medicine in 2008, just now having its U.S. release May 10, 2011.
Google them all and get into how "seven degrees of Neneh Cherry" is the whole trip-hop and British music scene.
Thanks to Bill Coleman/Peace Bisquit for pointing me down this path! (Follow the link to fall down your own rabbit hole...)
Yes, really, the whole album can be yours for less than a bag of rainbow-colored Skittles! (Yay?)
With the end of the world coming Saturday, we'll need a playlist. This is an obvious choice, but perfect as it has always been.
p>Family Guy's Peter Griffin just declared this the gayest video ever made. I think he might be very much right!
"I got a Kylie ticket!"
"Kylie's covering Eurythmics!"
"Kylie! Kylie! K-k-k-kylie!"
Seriously, you may never see a group of middle-aged homosexuals behave more like teenagers. With Kylie in concert Monday through Wednesday this week, the Book of Face and Twitter have been filled with Kylie among men of a certain age.
Meanwhile, there is this:
Mentions among my friends excited to see this are, well, nonexistent. It airs Saturday night on HBO, so you'd think there would be some postings here and there, but no.
The troubling thought arises: Does a preference for Kylie over Gaga make one old? Is Kylie to my friends what Bette Midler is to a generation beyond mine? Or could the shady "Well, my friends have better taste so of course they prefer the gracious showmanship of Kylie over the crass imposter Gaga," be true?
A look outside the social networks shows older folks drinking the Gaga Kool-Aid. Joe.My.Gaga posts regularly about the lady. And clearly Towleroad doesn't just drink the Kool-Aid, they bathe in it. Then again Lady Gaga means pageviews in the Internet world, so of course they mention her often.
So does a Facebook feed full of Kylie mean that you are old? Does a dearth of Gaga mean the same? Conclusion: Maybe! The key is to just appreciate that both represent similar things to many of your brethren, so if you're a "young" don't hate on Kylie, and if you're middle age, don't just dish on the Gaga lest you come off as a bitter old queen.
(Disclaimer: The author is still very much Team Madonna.)