January 30, 2008
If it were up to me, vol. 1
On a recent mixtape post I said: If it were up to Marc Almond's next album would be produced by Rufus Wainwright. I thought it would be easy fun to figure out some other things I might do if I were "popniscient."
If it were up to me...
Mariah Carey would do 3 things: 1) Cut her hair to shoulder length, 2) Stop walking with her tits and ass thrust out and 3) take those knockers down a notch.
Shara Nelson would return with a new album that included a collaboration with Mark Ronson. Likewise, Ronson would record with Neneh Cherry.
Dubstar would reform and create a perfect album called Twilight. I just came up with that title as I typed it.
Amy Winehouse would get well and Whitney would make everyone cry cry cry with a major return on TV.
Madonna would release a major, monolithic, mega ballad along the lines of Frozen or Live To Tell. This is the perfect moment and there are rumours that her new CD contains such a song done with Justine Timberrod.
Jeff Buckley and Kirsty MacColl would return to the living.
Robyn would play the Black Cat in DC.
The Pipettes would defy common expectation and actually record a follow-up that is even better than their debut.
John "Dick-in-a-bun" Barrowman would not record such cheesy songs in such a cheesy fashion.
The Smiths would not reform, but release remasters before the demise of the CD.
I could buy MP3's (DRM-free) from any iTunes in the world.
Anneli Drecker would release an album in 2008.
West End Girls would actually have songs written for them by Pet Shop Boys.
Oh wait, that last one has really happened!