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SISSYDUDE LOVES: “TWO MEN IN LOVE” – THE IRREPRESSIBLES

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: from 2009… “I FELT STUPID” by THE DRUMS

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Why am I just discovering these guys now? Such gorgeous 80′s inspired obscure pop goodness…
OH WAIT… “Down By The Water”!!! LOVE/LOVED THAT SONG/Shangri-La’s like video! (watch below)

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WIKI: “The band cite their major influences as The Wake, The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order, The Tough Alliance, The Legends, The Shangri-las, The Embassy and Orange Juice.[10] Graham also mentions that reverb in general has played a major role in their sound: “…If reverb didn’t exist we wouldn’t have bothered trying to start a band.”

THE DRUMS.com

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HOORAY!!! Le1f – BOOM (Produced by Dubbel Dutch)

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Taken from the ‘Hey’ EP released through Terrible Records
iTunes: Buy on iTunes
Preorder on vinyl

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THE COWSILLS “A FAMILY THING” TV SPECIAL (1968)

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The Cowsills A Family Thing aired on Saturday, November 23, 1968 at 8:30 PM.
It included Bud, Barbra, Bill, Bob, Barry, Paul, John and Susan Cowsell.
Buddy Ebsen was the special guest star.


SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE REDUNDANT VARIETY HOUR!!! … where have you been all my life?

“Celebrating the golden age of the Television Variety Show… for better or worse.”
I couldn’t LOVE THE REDUNDANT VARIETY HOUR more! Miss Barbara Bain singing, Liza singing in German, Margaux Hemingway singing… badly. It’s all here with the help of Safety Gays and Wiglets! Seriously, if you call yourself a gay… bookmark this blog and watch a few clips everyday… and tell them Sissydude sent ya! CHECK IT OUT HERE


“DISCO LUCY” – WILTON PLACE STREET BAND

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Le1f on Letterman!

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torontocentric: PEOPLE CITY!!!

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This is the original People City video, used for station sign-on and sign-off in the 1970s and 1980s at Citytv, Toronto. Tommy Ambrose and Gary Gray were commissioned to co-write and produce the song for the station. There were two versions – the vocal one, used at sign-on, and the instrumental version, used at sign-off. via

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“dirty boots” by holopaw (via vice)


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sissydude loves: “on a path” – owen pallett (btw… he might be wearing Kenzo tonight)

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T-MAG: “But for the video for the song “On a Path,” which premieres above, Pallett turned to one of his longest-running creative partners, the artist Steve Kedo. The pair have worked together since they were college roommates. For this particular video, Kedo stayed at Pallett’s house for an entire week while photographing every object in it. “It’s very much conceptually about taking stock of our possessions, and the implied validation of life from the things we surround ourselves with,” Pallett explained. “And it will also help with insurance claims in case my possessions ever got destroyed in a fire!”

OWEN PALLETT T mag interview HERE

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Owen Pallett – On A Path (Lyric Video)
Directed By Steve Kado

Pre-order In Conflict at:
Domino (ROW) / Secret City (Canada) – http://smarturl.it/opinconflict
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/opinconflictitunes

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VERY COOL: MILEY’S COUNTRYish COVER of OUTKAST’S “HEY YA” (via gawker)

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Valentine’s Day can KILL! Here’s Matt Alber’s “End Of The World” cus it’s sweet & romantic… be optimistic, people!


I melt… AL GREEN is TIRED OF BEING ALONE (and other delights)

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He really was the HOTTEST thing!

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AB SOTO is, like… CRUNCHY

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Video by: Mikhail Torich: http://torich.net
Prod. Assistant/ Photographer: Lev Chesnov
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fag…
Bandcamp: http://absoto.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/absotomusic

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AB SOTO is “DOIN’ IT”… with MR. CERNE too!

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EPIC INSPIRATION: BOWIE/ KOMI/ ARIAS Three Songs SNL 1979

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DAVID BOWIE (With Klaus Nomi & Joey Arias) – 3 Songs, Late On A Saturday Night In 1979 from Videodrome Discothèque on Vimeo.

TWITTER: twitter.com/#!/VideodromeDisco
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/videodrome
VIMEO: vimeo.com/user18627738

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SISSYDUDE SONG OF THE DAY: “MR. BLUE” by JOHNNY CRAWFORD

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This is the B-Side of my favourite song of all time… Crawford’s “Your Nose Is Gonna Grow”. I though this tune would work perfectly with this smashing looking gent.


SISSYDUDE LOVES: SOLALA, A LATIN VOCAL GROUP from SWEDEN (via Accidental Bear)

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So Accidental Bear just posted SOLALA a few minutes ago. How can I not follow and post this as well? These three fuzz-faced fellows (in photo above L-R): Olle Bergel, Jens Lindvall & Anders Gabrielson are very talented vocalists… and they dress in that artisan/lumberjack/wilderness drag that I love so much (it’s a look that just seems to not be going away anytime soon). So check them out and see what you think.

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Facebook Page discription: Solala - a latin vocal group! We are three guys from Gothenburg, Sweden who want to revive old forgotten songs that we love. All of our videos and information about live shows will be posted here.

SOLALA’s FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
Solala’s YOU TUBE & their WEBSITE
THANKS Mike @ Accidental Bear for the heaps-up.

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They LOVE to play around with modern tunes but I’m really more impressed with what they do with the classics. Case in point, this performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Very pretty and complex Beach Boy style harmonies. What’s not to love?

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“Oh Holy Night”… Christmas tingles, people… (well, the first half anyhow).

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“Fuck you, very very much”… YAY!

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Classic.

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It’s All About Paul Rutherford, Bitches!

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“HIGH COIN” by HARPER’S BIZARRE

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Just obsessing about this song. I’ve always been a big Harper’s Bizarre fan but for some reason I never really knew anything about them. Today I’m learning… their brilliance all makes sense now. Van Dyke Parks & Lenny Waronker were producers & writers for all the albums.

High Coin (Van Dyke Parks)

1. I’m goin’ for high coin baby or I ain’t goin’ nowhere at all
I’m goin’ for high coin baby to keep me high and in and up and down and all
Well, if cats try enable you and tear down all the words you’re able to recall
That’s all before they fall

2. I’m in the high scenes, baby, I’m livin’ in far out and lie
I’m in the high scenes, baby, where day is night and nights are days and years gone by
While I cut towering some spools the hours strike these cats like fools and words gone by
I’m fine, it’s my time

3. It looks like high time baby to stop our lovin’ nickel dime
We’re in the high times baby where words are lost and tempest tossed in lemon lime.
When times and places effervesce in words of wonder from down under I’m no less.
I’m fine. It’s my time.

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TED TEMPLETON Q&A:

Q: I’ll bet…
TT: Oh, you know it…really amazing. Also, on the road, we used to do songs of his that we never recorded, like “Political Science”. But, Lenny’s idea of taking a group of great writers and putting them all together on an album was just terrific. Van Dyke’s song, “High Coin”, on the second album is, to me, the highlight of the whole Harpers thing…

Q: Yes, you can’t top that one…
TT: No, you can’t. It’s just amazing.

More of this great interview with member Ted Templeton HERE

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Rita Abrams’ ‘MILL VALLEY’ video directed by Francis Ford Coppola

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Rita Abrams (born August 30, 1943) is an American songwriter, performer and writer. Her song “Mill Valley”, recorded with children at the school where she was teaching, was released under the name Miss Abrams and the Strawberry Point Third Grade Class in 1970, becoming a Billboard Hot 100 hit and being nominated for a Grammy.

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FOR REAL ART POP! Beyoncé released a NEW visual album today. Here are a few samples…

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: KAREN BLACK sings “Did You Ever Wonder” on DOLLY! (December 1976)


THE VISUALS! THE SONGS! THE WIGS! THE SUPREMES perform ‘The Happening’ & DUSTY performs ‘The Son Of A Preacher Man’ (1968 VOB)


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