Whatever did happen to Bobbie Gentry, that’s the question that Rosanne Cash, daughter of legendary Johnny Cash, asks?
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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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
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
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!
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)
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. 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.”
other songs/ videos after the jump…
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.
“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
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
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
Owen Pallett – On A Path (Lyric Video)
Directed By Steve Kado
Valentine’s Day can KILL! Here’s Matt Alber’s “End Of The World” cus it’s sweet & romantic… be optimistic, people!
Video by: Mikhail Torich: http://torich.net
Prod. Assistant/ Photographer: Lev Chesnov
Dir. Eli Rarey
Make Up- Donald Simrock
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.
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.
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.
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?
“Oh Holy Night”… Christmas tingles, people… (well, the first half anyhow).
“Fuck you, very very much”… YAY!