Hmmm…this is great. Great. Came very late to Imogen Heap, but man she rocks.
In good old time-honoured tradition of checking out what else a current craze is up to, here’s the delightful Electric Six again, with their even-more-tongue-in-cheek vid for “Gay Bar”. Is it a crime to dig stuff that’s so catchy, so cheesy, so get up and get down? I think not…
Everyone hates a mime, right? I tell you, it’s not easy having studied it for many years, performed it, taught it…cos…well, everybody hates a mime!
The French have much to answer for. Not least this – a hilarious take on Star Wars. Seriously. It’s ridiculous.
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Oh man, clearly coming into this years after the fact (never was great for keeping up with current trends/tracks), but this getting heavy rotation round here right now. Catchy as all hell, and a great cheesy vid to boot. Niiiiiiiiiiice…
Thinking about the Pistols, was flipping through the great library that ees the interweb, and spent awhile reminiscing about “Sid and Nancy” – great film about London’s over-commercialised punk group (always more of a Clash guy meself) and a pretty dark but gripping take on the central relationship between Sid and nancy Spungeon – punk’s very own Yoko Ono; if you believe it.
This is one of the best scenes – a wasted Vicious (Gary Oldman – way cool) and Spungeon in bed, and he opting not for a shag but just a kiss instead. Cue dumpsters, falling garbage cans, inner city wasteland. Classic. Sad and bleak. But classic.
Have you heard about the campaign to get “God save the Queen” to #1 on the UK charts in time for the Queen’s birthday, and right the wrongs of 1977 where there was an “Establishment-led” effort to thwart it? Seriously. Gotta love the Sex Pistols and their legion of fans, and count us in damnit! Check out this. They say:
Don’t forget to download “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols between midnight Sunday 30th May and midnight Saturday 5th June 2010. We want this song at number one during the Queen’s official birthday on Saturday June 12th (Chart week June 6th-12th). Let’s put right a 33 year wrong and give a band who are a national treasure the debut chart topper they were swindled out of by the establishment in 1977.
To celebrate, here’s old Sid doing “My Way” at the end of “the Great Rock ‘n Roll Swindle” – lousy film, great scene, way-y-y-y better than the cheesy “C’mon Everybody” (Sid on motorbike through the English countryside) and “Something Else” (Sid in white thong; seriously). This one rocks. Check the poses he drops into at the end. Classic.