Saturday, February 20, 2010

Madonna|Hung Up

I'm caught up
I don't know what to do

Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
I don't know what to do

You'll wake up one day
But it'll be too late

(every little thing every little thing)
(waiting for your call waiting for your call)

Every little thing
I don't know what to do

Never Fake It. Ever.
I can't hear you. What'd you say?
Who's got the bottle?

187|Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Check out the soundtrack.

See the

It's that intense.

And it's written by a teacher,
and it was his first shot out of the gate.


Slack Hands|Galliano
187 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

if wishes were horses

and beggars could ride

Who Asked You?
Alice Cooper on Susan Boyle + Queen

Alice Cooper has an idea of his own for the music industry.

“Susan Boyle could be the lead singer of Queen easily. She could actually dress like the Queen and she could sing any note that Freddie Mercury could sing. She’d be the perfect choice.”

Cooper laughed, turning to his manager as if he was waiting for him to start making calls. “That would be great. If they don’t do that, there’s something wrong. Queen and Susan Boyle doing ‘Fat Bottomed Girl’ with her dressed as the Queen. It’s the song of the year.”


Now somebody just needs to make that happen.

Alexander Haig Died!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tiger Woods Washes (and shaves?)
His Own Balls!

The Weather Report|Hell Freezes Over, 1979
Snow falls in the Sahara Desert

For the only time in recorded weather history,
snow fell in the Sahara desert in southern Algeria on February 18, 1979.

The storm lasted only half an hour and the snow was gone within hours.

Madonna|Confessions on the Dancefloor Live
Hung Up, Live, 2006

Saturday Night Fever Redux
Madonna|Confessions on the Dancefloor 2006
Music Inferno

1974|The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3

John Travolta|Domestic Terrorist 2008
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3

John Travolta|Gangsta 1994
Pulp Fiction

John Travolta|Disco Icon 1977
Saturday Night Fever

Born this day in 1954|John Travolta, Pin-Up 1976

Born this day in 1968|Molly Ringwald

May 1986 (frozen in time)

Matt Dillon
Interview Magazine [December 1983]

Born this day in 1964|Matt Dillon

Lady Gaga at The Brits

Depeche Mode Give It Up for Kids' Cancer
Royal Albert Hall

Depeche Mode were joined onstage by former member Alan Wilder at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (February 17).

The keyboardist, who left Depeche Mode after 13 years in 1995, played piano on encore-opener 'Somebody' to a rapturous response from the sell-out crowd. Fans are now speculating whether Wilder's appearance at the one-off Teenage Cancer Trust show could herald a return to the band.

Introduced on stage by Teenage Cancer Trust curator Roger Daltrey, Depeche Mode performed a sprawling 20-song set strewn with classics.

The set-list was as follows:

1. In Chains
2. Wrong
3. Hole to Feed
4. Walking in My Shoes
5. It's No Good
6. A Question of Time
7. Precious
8. World In My Eyes
9. One Caress
10. Home
11. Come Back
12. Policy of Truth
13. In Your Room
14. I Feel You
15. Enjoy the Silence
16. Never Let Me Down Again

17. Somebody (with Alan Wilder on piano)
18. Stripped
19. Photographic
20. Personal Jesus

88|Bernie Taupin & Elton John
The Legend of Danny Bailey

And there's not many knew him
the way that we did
Sure enough he was a wild one,
but then aren't most hungry kids

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Black Party XXXI|Rites XXXI

This Day in History|1933
First Issue of Newsweek Published

Born this day in 1963|Air Jordan

Worth CRYING over|kd lang in Sydney

kd lang, crying, live in sydney

kd lang|Crying_Unplugged

Queen|We Are The Champions (Acapella)

It's just a question of time.
Depeche Mode & The Teenage Cancer Trust

Until a cure is found.

88|kd lang_So In Love (Cole Porter)

So taunt me, and hurt me,
Deceive me, desert me,
I'm yours, till I die.....
So in love.... So in love....
So in love with you, my love... am I....

Craving kd lang?

photograph © greg allen

Craving, even crying,

over kd's recollection?

Watch where you step!
Step on a crack, break your mama's back!
3D Sidewalk Art

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pandemonium 2010
Pet Shop Boys Live!

Peerless. Androgyny personified.
kd lang

I love a man in a kilt.

Ewan McGregor

88|Grace Jones_Do or Die
Jack Robinson, James Bolden (writers)

I've been called an operator,

I can sell an eskimo snow...

Beat The Rain!

Beat The Rain
CNN’S CAMPBELL BROWN: Let me ask you, it's been a month since the earthquake, I mean, first struck. In your mind right now, given what you've seen, what do you think the most pressing concern is?

SEAN PENN: The rain. When the rain comes, it's going to be a public health disaster. They could easily be on the scale of the earthquake itself. Disease is spreading already, tuberculosis, typhoid, tetanus, malaria. The place, you know, which already had incredible hygiene problems within the neighborhoods, now with the earthquake, this is a new disaster waiting to happen.
J/P HRO is currently engaged in the BEAT THE RAIN campaign to encourage the safe relocation and temporary shelter of more than 75,000 earthquake victims before the expected rain season begins in March 2010.

J/P HRO is engaged in a massive relocation project as the organization is lobbying local government officials for expedited inspections of homes (and therefore quick relocation of citizens). The Club de PĂ©tionville (Petionville Club) where J/P HRO is stationed is a golf course area that has been converted into a tent city by the US Army and now houses about 75,000 Haitian citizens. When the rain season begins, the rains could quickly spread diseases such as cholera, tuberculosis, typhoid, tetanus, and malaria could cause a second wave of devastation.

The shock of the earthquake is quickly being replaced by anger. While there is enormous appreciation for the unprecedented relief effort, concern is growing that it may all be for naught, if the means are not put in place for secure, temporary housing which can withstand the rains. There is also growing concern that riots could break out if displaced citizens are physically forced out of the tent city due to severe conditions.

To prevent this, J/P HRO is striving to raise funds to build 500 sq. ft rain-proof temporary homes and expedite the relocation. The estimated cost for this project is roughly $8,000,000.00.

Help is needed urgently. Please join J/P HRO’s BEAT THE RAIN campaign and sponsor a temporary home now, by visiting our donation page.

Countdown 'til March 1: The Movie Songbook
Sharleen Spiteri


1. Xanadu (originally performed by Olivia Newton John for Xanadu)

2. If I Can’t Have You (originally performed by Yvonne Elliman for Saturday Night Fever)

3. God Bless The Child (originally performed by Diana Ross for Lady Sings The Blues)

4. Between The Bars (originally performed by Elliot Smith for Good Will Hunting)

5. The Sound Of Silence (originally performed by Simon & Garfunkel for The Graduate)

6. What’s New Pussycat (originally performed by Tom Jones for Whats New Pussycat)

7. The Windmills Of Your Mind (originally performed by Noel Harrison for The Thomas Crown Affair)

8. Take Me With U (originally performed by Prince for Purple Rain)

9. Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (originally performed by David Bowie for Cat People)

10. Many Rivers To Cross (originally performed by Jimmy Cliff for The Harder They Come)

11. Oh, Pretty Woman (originally performed by Roy Orbison, used on Pretty Woman)

12. This One’s From The Heart (originally performed by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle for One from the Heart)

13. Take My Breath Away (originally performed by Berlin for Top Gun)

Monday, February 15, 2010

88|George Michael
Praying for Time

So you scream from behind your door
Say what's mine is mine and not yours
I may have too much but I'll take my chances
'Cause God's stopped keeping score
And you cling to the things they sold you
Did you cover your eyes when they told you?
That he can't come back
'Cause he has no children to come back for

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sharleen Spiteri|Xanadu

Sharleen Spiteri's long-awaited follow-up to MELODY is due to be released in about another month. Entitled MOVIEBOOK, it's a disc of covers including some sure to be knocked out of the park: Prince's TAKE ME WITH YOU, Tom Jones' WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT, Simon and Garfunkel's SOUNDS OF SILENCE, and other aural delights.

AND she's also headed back into the studio with TEXAS following Ally's surprise, and very welcome, recovery from his brain illness. Seems like 2010 is going to see a great bit of Sharleen and the gang.

And what's this I hear about Sharleen getting bitten by the acting bug?

Multi-million selling singer-songwriter SHARLEEN SPITERI releases her brand new album ‘THE MOVIE SONGBOOK’ through Mercury Records on March 1st 2010.The follow up to her top three debut solo album ‘Melody’, ‘The Movie Songbook’ is the ninth studio album Sharleen’s made in an incredible 21 year recording career. A collection of Sharleen’s favourite soundtracks, ‘The Movie Songbook’ stands as her most dynamically diverse album yet, a kaleidoscopic musical journey from pop to country via disco, bossa-nova, folk, rockabilly, jazz and breathtaking balladry. Enlisting 15 time Grammy award-winner Phil Ramone on production (who has produced various Hollywood legends from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra via Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand); ‘The Movie Songbook’ was recorded in just 8 days at the legendary Capital Studios in Hollywood with the help of the finest soundtrack session musicians around.. And the result is a fantastic collection of cinematic show stoppers. Be it the aching croon of ‘God Bless The Child’, the disco rush of ‘Xanadu’, the rockabilly sass of ‘Cat People (Putting Out Fire) or the soul-searching tempest of ‘The Sound Of Silence’, its dozen tracks frame Sharleen’s inimitable voice against bold new scenery. “Making The Movie has taught me that my true voice lies in this area and not to be scared of using it,” she agrees. “In the past I’ve always tended to go into a soul area but this experience has been great in taking me places I’d never normally go. It’s been a valuable lesson in other styles and new ways of working. I feel excited about taking that forward into Texas and wherever it is we go next.’

  1. Xanadu
  2. If I Can't Have You
  3. God Bless The Child
  4. Between The Bars
  5. The Sound Of Silence
  6. What's New Pussycat?
  7. The Windmills Of Your Mind
  8. Take Me With You
  9. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  10. Many Rivers To Cross
  11. O' Pretty Woman
  12. This One's From The Heart
  13. Take My Breath Away

VD ain't nothin' to clap about!

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This Day in History|1971
What'd you say?

I'm sorry.

Did you say something?

Richard Nixon installs secret taping

system in White House.

George Michael|The Strangest Thing

if you call this love
why don't you hold me?

Happy Valentine's Day!
Annie Lennox|Cold

Valentine's Placeholder

Saving myself for you...

Bernard Lynch v Robert Mapplethorpe

The Cow's Tongue v Man in Polyester Suit
Novemer 4, 1989

Born this day in 1945|Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines photographed by Mapplethorpe

You make me feel...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Figure this one out...

with love from OrangeMercury

and his buddy, Brutus Maximus!