November 18, 2007
Mixtape: Let the funky music do the talking, talking
That's the Ewan MacGregor above, whose new Long Way Down biker/travel series is currently running on BBC2 in the UK. I love the first one (and own it on DVD) because Ewan is My Favorite Person On Earth.
I love the little colored iPods on Adem's new website, Adem With An E, which is kind of Liza With A Z, isn't it? With hope, Adem will not end up a drug-addled highkicker with hip problems and Michael Jackson as his maid of honor... Anyway, his first review is of his beloved Girls Aloud.
Speaking of, let's look at Sarah Girls Aloud's sexy nip. And what are "black jacks running down my back"?
The self-destruction of Amy Winehouse is really tragic. Once again, a celebrity who is not being looked after. Why is her label not pulling the plug on her tour? Is it their effort to suck every dime they can out of her? Why not protect the brand?
Apparently Roisin has Madonna's superhuman ability to recover quickly from an accident. It's all very Heroes. Check out this new pic from the great Roisin Murphy Blog.
kd lang, who I love, has a new album out in February called Watershed. Her first original songwriting since 2000! She produced the album herself...
I've been obsessed with Saturday Night Fever all week due to a lengthy Vanity Fair article about the making of it. I've never seen it, though I had the singles on those RSO 45's with the little red cow. The DVD was rereleased in September, but no stores sell it. Increasingly it is hard to buy music or movies in a store, have you noticed this? That record store culture is this close to dead. I shiver every time I walk by the empty Tower Records store. It's like remembering someone who died.
Alicia Keys album is wallpaper. The songs are not there and the arrangements are overdone. Too bad, her last one was a keeper.
Did you catch the Pet Shop Boys post by Worrapolava? I would not have known about that otherwise.
Will Richard review Kylie? It's logical. [Edit: he did!]
I wanted to write a song called Cosmic...
Melanie C actually looks great in these pics at Design Scene. I think the Spice Girls reunion is a bit of a bust. Hope they pull out the stops on the tour, because their new tunes are dismal. Do not let me speak about Geri's abs ever again.
My car repairs this week cost $1150! I don't have that kind of money, so it's back to the street corners for me. I thought I'd given up that life...
Not sure what happened to my Dannii Minogue post. Stay tuned for that and an introduction to the hot new girl of 2008. We have to start thinking ahead.
Finally, what I hope never to be: A reviewer who places him/herself far above the artist s/he is contemplating. I've done it a few times with Janet, but that's because she used to be brilliant and then sold her soul. Anyway, read this opening line of a recent review of Annie Lennox's new album: "Few thoughts are less worth contemplating than Annie Lennox as a woman with feelings and such." I assume this is supposed to be a polemic - that the reviewer doesn't really mean it, but he never really convinces me he doesn't. It would be logical and fair of me to link to the review so you could read it in context, but, you know, I really don't think this swaggering wanker needs my support. You can google it if you so desire.