‘special care’, ‘you’re the one’ & ‘charity ball’ and a TEAriffic advert too! – FANNY (via gavin e.)
“One of the most important female bands in American rock has been buried without a trace. And that is Fanny. They were one of the finest… rock bands of their time, in about 1973. They were extraordinary… they’re as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever; it just wasn’t their time. Revivify Fanny. And I will feel that my work is done.” — David Bowie (1999, Rolling Stone)
Fanny was an American all-female band, active in the early 1970s. They were one of the first notable rock groups to be made up entirely of women, the third to sign with a major label (after Goldie & the Gingerbreads and The Pleasure Seekers), and the first to release an album on a major label. They achieved two top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and released five albums.
“I just watched the full version of this today. It’s so sexy… provocative… lovely. These men are just so beautiful to look at and when you add listening to them talk about their experiences being red haired… well it just makes for a surprisingly complex viewing.” – Sissydude
Redheads. Fire crotches… This film collects samples of their testimonials and their body hair, skin and sperm. It is about being different genetically, about gay gingers, doubly in a minority, from Ireland to Israel to Brazil. A film made especially for ginger lovers. – Antonio Da Silva
BUTT says: Gingers will premier on Sunday 14 April 2013 at Fringe! a LGBT film festival in London as part of their shorts program. It will be screened at IndieLisboa’13 the following week on 22 April 2013.
A film by Antonio Da Silva
Cast: Andreas (Germany), Adam (England), Anthony (Ireland), Anton (Sweden), Andrew (England), Damien (Scotland), Don (Ireland), Mark (England), Matthias (Germany), Mateus (Brazil), Padraig (Ireland), Rui (Portugal), Sam (England), Sergio (Italy), Simon (Ireland), Sander (Netherlands), Simon (England), Simon (Ireland), Stephan (Germany), Tadeusz (Poland / Israel), Otavio (Brazil), Thomas (England), Xavier (France), (Netherlands), Zero (Brasil).
Camera Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Co-Editor: Tomas Baltazar
Support: THANKS to everyone that donated to watch and support Antonio Da Silva films.
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William Reiss is currently a development story artist for disney television animation. Other credits include co-executive producer for disney channel’s ‘fish hooks,’ creative director for cartoon network’s ‘chowder’, and storyboard artist/writer for nickelodeon’s ‘spongebob squarepants.’ In his career he has freelanced for companies such as dreamworks feature animation, playhouse disney/wild brain and simon & schuster publishing. He has earned two primetime emmy nominations and one annie nomination for his work with c.h. greenblatt on ‘chowder,’ as well as one annie nomination for ‘fish hooks.’ An alumni of calarts and rutgers university’s mason gross school of the arts, he continues to explore his interests in painting, illustration, and pop culture. Please feel free to send him a message!
SISSYDUDE LOVES: Clara Ward & The Clara Ward Singers on the FLIP WILSON show (1971) & MORE! (for Grant)
Clara Ward & The Ward Singers sings on The Flip Wilson Show in 1971 with a medley of songs like “Come On In My Room”(Clara), “I Sing Because I’m Happy”(Agnes) & “Dry Bones”(Malvilyn). If you see a hairdo with a white stripe in it it’s Clara’s mother Madame Gertrude Ward ( The Professional Business Woman in Gospel)
Left to Right: Madeline Thompson (Tambourine), Agnes Jackson, Clara Ward, Viola Crowley, Alice Houston and Dr. Malvilyn Statham (Tambourine)
Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973) was an American gospel artist who achieved great success, both artistic and commercial, in the 1940s and 1950s as leader of The Famous Ward Singers.
A gifted singer and arranger, Ward took the lead-switching style used by male gospel quartets to new heights, leaving room for spontaneous improvisation and vamping by each member of the group while giving virtuoso singers such as Marion Williams the opportunity to step forward in songs such as “Surely, God Is Able” (among the first million-selling gospel hits), “How I Got Over” (which she wrote; one of the most famous songs in the Black gospel repertoire), and “Packin’ Up”. READ MORE @ WIKIPEDIA
MORE AMAZING performances after the jump!
“In 1966, when the first season went crazy, Kane worked on these 15 or so large oil paintings. It’s thought he designed or art directed them, he signed them and may have done the outlines. The color was definitely done by a ghost artist, I’m told it was a woman. I saw about 8 of these paintings at a Beverly Hills art show when the second Michael Keaton Batman movie came out in the early 1990′s. And I am fortunate to own one of these paintings, the one with Batman rushing toward you and the moon in the background. This painting was owned by Cary Grant for many years.”
- Ricky G.
PHOTOS VIA POP CULTURE SAFARI
lots of pics via mitch o’connell
GODDESS is a designer streetwear label. Founded in 2012 by designer David Siferd, GODDESS seeks to break barriers of stereotype and biases and provide a means of individual expression through the use of clothing.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) was a groundbreaking gospel singer and musician, who paved the way for the popularity of rock ‘n’ roll and influenced Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, among many others.
Tharpe’s biographer, Gayle Wald, found some of the singer’s contemporaries who were willing to talk off the record about her bisexuality; one fellow musician claimed to have walked in on Tharpe and two other women in bed together during her “honeymoon tour” right after her third wedding in 1951.
Wald writes, “The circulation of this and other lore indicated that the gospel world had its own legends of outlaw identities and behaviors: of sissy men and bulldagger women, of philandering evangelists and pilfering prophets, of hypocrites who boozed up backstage before singing in front of the curtain about the virtues of holy living. For homosexuals in her audiences, rumors about Rosetta’s sexuality might have been liberating, an invitation to look for tell-tale signs of affirmation of their own veiled existence.”
Source: Gayle F. Wald, Shout Sister Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-n-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Beacon Press, 2007.
After the war Decca paired her with Marie Knight, a sanctified shouter with a strong contralto and a more subdued style than Tharpe. In their hit, “Up Above My Head”, Knight provided the response to Tharpe in traditional call and response format, then took the role that would have been assigned to a bass in a male quartet after Tharpe’s solo. It has been reported that it was an “open secret”, in show business circles that Knight and Tharpe were lovers.
with Marie Knight