Saturday, January 12, 2013

Song of the Day: "Where Are We Now?"

Sir David Bowie is the first person I knighted, once God decided that I was just as good as the Windsors and should be able to bestow honorifics too. And mine aren't tied to British heritage, it's merely a coincidence the cousin Davie (last name Jones) is British.

So you can imagine the crashing disappointment for me when I discovered that Sir DB's first music in a decade is also his most boring. Bowie ruminates on his time in Berlin, enumerating his haunts (fuck you, it IS a word) from nearly 40 (fuck) years ago.

In an email exchange with Eric I suggested the song could be peppier if he'd mention Claire's Boutique (Johannisthaler Chaussee 319 12351 Berlin Germany‎) and Starbucks (more than 20 locations, from ALTE POTSDAMER STRASSE 7 to WILMERSDORFER STRASSE 53-54 which is as close to "A to Z" as I could find and it would be hysterical if those are blocks from each other). Claire's Boutique: you didn't know they were taking over the world, but they are.

Song: "Where Are We Now?"
Artist: Sir David Bowie

Friday, January 11, 2013

How many people are you making wealthy?

This parody of "Thrift Shop" stands on its own as a resource for the hypocrisy of the current war on drugs. Sorry "war" on drugs. And by drugs I mean non-Rx drugs because, you know, BIG PHARMA is always teh aweSUM!!!

Song of the Day: "We Need Love"

Gospel music from The Relatives, but dude from Spoon produced it.

Which is why it sounds like dude from Spoon produced it.

Take that Jack White.

Song: "We Need Love"
Artist: The Relatives

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Fast Fingers" Graham

His friends call him Lindsey, cause that's his name. Lindsey.

I don't know if he's gay. I think he just talks like that.

Super Libra balancing powers, activate

According to I am one of these.

Song of the Day: "Before My Time"

The only 1 of 2 of today's 5 Oscar nominated songs not yet featured here at the Rebel Agenda.

It's about ice.

Not Vanilla Ice.


Song: "Before My Time"
Artist: J. Ralph Featuring Scarlett Johansson and Joshua Bell (nominee is J. Ralph, Bell is the violinist)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

More from the milieu

This one's for you, and you know who you are.

Happy Birthday The Style Council

30 years ago... I must have been 2.

Fun fact: more and more Style Council fans come out of the closet every week.

Song of the Day: "Call Me the Breeze"

Call her the breeze, but her name is really Beth.

It is.

Call me the buzz kill.

Song: "Call Me the Breeze"
Artist: Beth Orton

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012 singles

Here's the master list in alphabetical order. Ranking still to come...

Song of the Day: "Your Body"

This song was playing the other day when we went to celebrate modern dance at Silverado. I tagged it with Shazam which is still the fucking bomb of smartphone apps. Those dudes (non-gender-specific dudes) need a Nobel Prize for apps.

And Christina Aguilera, whose name I think I now know how to spell (only one of each letter in the last name, at least in a row). Actually she needs an "o" to get all the vowels (the real ones, not that wishy-washy "y") in her last name. Aguileora is probably pronounced exactly like Aguilera.

Just as around. All of the strippers at Silverado probably agree if you tip them a couple bucks.

Song: "Your Body"
Artist: Christina Aguilera

Monday, January 7, 2013

Song of the Day: "Your Drums, Your Love"

This track via the Fabulous Clinton; it's AlunaGeorge (although FrancisReid works too, I think).

Since it comes via Clinton you know 2 things: awesome club song; British.

Not that he's a cliche of himself. More like he's a celebration of himself. Raise the roof for the Fabulous Clinton!!!

Song: "Your Drums, Your Love"
Artist: AlunaGeorge

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Notes on Les Misérables

Cap'n Crunch is a total dick
That is one comprehensive movie.

Oscar nominations surely for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Make-up. Hathaway is probably solid to win, her biggest problem might come via a dark horse nomination for Samantha Barks (Éponine) or Amanda Seyfried (who must have the most amazing agent in show business) as Best Supporting Actress.

Hugh Jackman is solid for Best Actor, but not a guaranteed nomination. Russell Crowe as the bitchy cereal tycoon Cap'n Crunch is a dark horse for Best Supporting Actor.

As depressing (and it was) and gritty (and it was), it's still a masterpiece of film making and director Tom Hooper, or possibly Tom Hopper, proves himself capable of making an epic. For all the reasons I loved Evita, which I did, despite, you know, Madonna and Andy Webber, I "love" (which is to say enthuse with respect) this.

But I'd watch Evita again. Not so much Les Miz.

Also how did the cast of Sweeney Todd get in this movie? That was awesome.

Anyway, the thing I love most in the movie, as weird and specific as this will seem, is the teeth. So often when you watch the impoverished in the slums, they all have perfect teeth. The make-up artists got the teeth right, to me that's a perfect little detail that speaks to a larger quality. But the movie is long and depressing, so do not go see it for the teeth.

Song of the Day: "Don't Wanna Know"

Poor Cheyenne Jackson. Here are some recent thoughts I've had about him: "hey, Cheyenne's gonna be on Glee, that's great!" and "hey, Cheyenne's gonna be on 30 Rock, that's great!" Obviously the dude's a talent--just ask Big Gay John circa 2002, he will tell you. He just needs a less opportunistic, more strategic manager/agent. Someone who won't rush to involve him in something "hot" if there's not a clear plan for him.

Cause with Glee and 30 Rock there wasn't.

It was embarrassing.

Not for him, but for the whole rest of the peeps involved, including me. And my only involvement was getting excited about the news.

Meanwhile here's Cheyenne being all hunky and talented. I can't get excited though, I'm burned out.

But I am having brunch with 2 of Cheyenne's stalkers future boyfriends. Then Les Miz (or Les GAY), then male strippers. Cause that's how I roll. I hope my own stalkers come by at some point. I'll post to Twitter just to make sure.

Song: "Don't Wanna Know"
Artist: Cheyenne Jackson