October 27, 2008
Mixtape: Will I burst into flames?
It's Halloweenie, but this weekend I ate much of the candy we had. Oops. And yesterday I almost got kicked out of the Cosmos Club, an old-school member's club in DC. I was there to pick up a Chinese colleague and I had on jeans and tennis shoes. The doorman let me in (it's a swank mansion) and then stared disapprovingly at me for about 3 minutes with looks that said, "This young man is here to rob us of our cuff links." Finally, he comes over, leans down and whispers, "We have a strict dress policy here and you need to wait outside." I was like, "Really? Outside? I am picking up a guest here in a matter of moments." Maybe they need a holding area for cattle like myself? Fortunately, my friend arrived just in time and we left to go sightseeing. May I also add that everyone in the place was well over 65? These people do not relax. What if I had been picking up some millionaire member - I wasn't - who said, "Stop treating my friend like a vagrant!"? Whatever, Obama is going to win and the middle class is gonna rise back up.
I defended Leon Jackson on PopJustice this week. Leon is a product of a reality show, so if you liked him for his crooner style, then the album is not really a failure. One of the problems with reality show stars is that they build their success on TV doing covers and then release albums that are nothing like their TV personas (see Fantasia or the big guy who beat Clay). I mean, can you imagine Leon doing Timberlake white soul? blech. He knows what his talent is. Which is being Leon Buble!
Bjork's new song Nattura sucks. Really badly. Such a non-event. I know there are people who still like her music, but I am not one of them.
Is it just me or does using Firefox interact badly with Blogger's dashboard/posting?
Which reminds me, there was a surprising amount of love for the new Oasis CD on one of my recent posts. Hell's bells!
I am getting the distinct impression from early leaks that the Nov. 19 Coldplay EP pretentiously titled Prospekt's March, will serve to make Viva La Vida better. For instance, the Osaka Sun Mix of Lovers In Japan lops off the slow ending. The EP also includes the actual proper song (with lyrics) for Life In Technicolor, but sadly does not have their Kylie collaboration.
I love Chartrigger's post on Take That. I was on Xanax when I commented and kept making typos. Pardon moi.
The Sound of The Smiths collection is coming out November 10. I am "well chuffed"as they say. But I am sad to hear that Marianne Faithfull's new cover of Dear God Please Help Me is utter shit. I've loved Marianne for years, but it seems that she's shot her voice. I could not even get through the whole song.
Starsailor, for anyone who cares, escaped from EMI and are now on Virgin. Their album All The Plans is out in March, with a single called Tell Me It's Not Over due in February. Watch a live acoustic version of a new song here. I once met James and he was a bit of a twat. :)
Bon voyage to "Yuri" and DanUS who are headed to see Madonna in Chicago... Give her a slap on the rump for me.
I have warned Paul that listening to too much Same Difference will make his penis fall right off. They literally have a portion of their site dedicated to "grownups."
This will only mean something to crazy Stevie Nicks fans: Stevie and Jimmy Iovine photographer together a few weeks back. They look great!
And for Eddi Reader fans: Love Is The Way, a new album via Rough Trade in early March. Hear a bit of one new track, New York City, on her myspazz.
In a restaurant today, I heard a Spandau Ballet song I did not know! Round And Round. Seriously, I have never heard that song. I was disappointed in myself, but at least I recognized it was them.
Robbie Daw, congratulations on your work with The Daily Beast. I am not sure if Mr. Chartrigger will say it, but he is now in the writing company of Bill Clinton, Mo Rocca and Harvey Weinstein. A major achievement.
I am obsessed with the long clip of Girls Aloud's new song The Loving Kind. This is the Neil Tennant collaboration and it sounds majestic. When I finally hear the full version, I may have a Gay Moment and burst into flames. Or tears. UPDATE: I heard it and had to be hosed down.
Speaking of the loving kind, congratulations to PopMuse on his wedding. FUCK Sarah Palin and Cali Prop 8. Viva love.
This is good, yes? Their hair reminds me of ice cream cones... Alphabeat What Is Happening:
Picture of Linda Evangelista by Steven Klein via Design Scene