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DENNY LAINE – “Say You Don’t Mind” (Official “Bouton Rouge” Promotional Music Video) | © 1967 F2 TV (for IVAN)

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SISSYDUDE LOVES: west coast cast of HAIR on the smothers brothers show (1968)

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The West Coast cast of “Hair” performs on season 3, episode 8 of “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” taped November 29th 1968 and aired December 8th, 1968. The songs performed are “The Age of Aquarius”, “Hair” and “The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)”. Jennifer Warnes! Gloria Jones!!!

The West Coast version played at the Aquarius Theatre in Los Angeles beginning about six months after the Broadway opening and running for an unprecedented two years. The Los Angeles tribe included Rado, Ragni, Robert Rothman, Ben Vereen (who replaced Ragni), Red Shepard, Ted Neeley (who replaced Rado), Meat Loaf, Gloria Jones, Táta Vega, Jobriath, Jennifer Warnes, and Dobie Gray.

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GODDESS: EARTHA KITT sings “ANGELITOS NEGROS”

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perfection: “just a little lovin'” – lyn roman (1968)

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Jessye Norman – When I Am Laid In Earth/ Aria from the opera ‘Dido And Aeneas’ by Henry Purcell.


IGOR DEWE has a “KING SIZE HEART”

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single on itunes HERE


R.I.P. SPECT- ELAINE STRITCH

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SUMMER POP GOODNESS : “WRONG CLUB” – THE TING TINGS

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Music video by The Ting Tings performing Wrong Club. (C) 2014 Finca Records
Pre order the album ‘Super Critical’ here – http://smarturl.it/tings-supercritical
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SISSYDUDE LOVES: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BOBBIE GENTRY?

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Whatever did happen to Bobbie Gentry, that’s the question that Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary Johnny Cash, asks?

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More than 30 years ago Bobbie Gentry disappeared from the public’s gaze and despite various attempts to track her down her whereabouts remain unknown as she remains steadfastly in a state of anonymity. VIA PODOMATIC

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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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SISSYDUDE LOVES WHINNIE WILLIAMS (via PHIL V)

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Vol 1. after the jump…

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how did I miss this? SPIRITUALIZED’s “HEY JANE” official video (via DAN)

PITCHFORK 2012: In the grim, gritty, NSFW video for Spiritualized‘s “Hey Jane“, directed by AG Rojas, the everyday life of a trans person culminates in a series of violent altercations.


“i try to talk to you” – hercules & love affair ft. john grant

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SSENSE and System Magazine present Hercules & Love Affair’s new video for “I Try To Talk To You” ft. John Grant. Directed by David Wilson and styled by Simon Robins, the video features looks from the Spring collections of Acne Studios, Balmain and T by Alexander Wang.

Performers: Danny Dolan and Logan Schyvynck

Hercules And Love Affair’s Andy Butler and John Grant: making music mined in the soul. READ THE ARTICLE HERE @ THE GUARDIAN

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HOTARIOUS: BARBARA CARTLAND’S ALBUM OF LOVE (1978) via WFMU, Chuck & Dan

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STARGAYZING: Barbara Cartland’s Album of Love Songs, Sung Especially For You is a thrillingly awful recording from 1978 that combines several things I love very much: bad prose, the singing voice of an elderly woman, orchestral music, and non-singers with big egos leveraging success in other mediums to create a vanity album, especially for you! In the case of this record, we have an eighty-year old English romance novelist whose tentative, tremulous soprano quivers and chirps like a small, wounded bird through some of the finest standards ever written. When she attempts to soar you can hear the panicked flapping of a single wing—”ascend, I say!” Throughout, Miss Cartland’s anemic vocals are ably supported by the massive Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, who were undoubtedly well-compensated for this recording. A voice this tentative backed by the Royal Philharmonic is the musical equivalent of using a pen light to guide an ocean liner and, indeed, half the fun of this record is the ever-present risk of icebergs! READ THE REST OF THIS AMUSING ARTICLE HERE @ STARGAYZING

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LISTEN TO THE FULL ALBUM HERE @ WFMU… and you can download each song too! HOW? For MAC: Just click the song, when the mp3 starts playing… right click on the mp3 bar. Choose “save audio as”. That’s it! Great Sat night Sun morning listening goodness!

Barbara Cartland at Home, Camfield Place

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

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more videos/ music here.


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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.”

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

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Taken from the ‘Hey’ EP released through Terrible Records
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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

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

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