Sunday, December 27, 2009

Micachu & The Shapes

Here's some really interesting music from Micachu and the Shapes (Rough Trade Records).

"Turn Me Well" from the album Jewellery

"Golden Phone"

MP3 / Denmark's Efterklang To Tour in Support of Third Album

Efterklang will release their third album Magic Chairs via 4AD February 23. They have announced tour plans for the seven piece live band in support of the record's release. Additionally, Efterklang will team up with friends Slaraffenland as a 12 piece band named Slaraffenklang for two special Danish performances.

To download the first single "Modern Drift" from the upcoming Efterklang album Magic Chairs, click here.

Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra "Cutting Ice To Snow"

Thanks to youtube user Rumraket for posting.

23rd - Voxhall, Aarhus Denmark (Slaraffenklang)
24th - Skuespilshuset, Copenhagen Denmark (Slaraffenklang)

19th - By:Larm Festival, Oslo Norway
20th - By:Larm Festival, Oslo Norway

2nd - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
3rd - Le Poisson Rouge, New York NY
4th - TT The Bears, Boston MA
5th - La Sala Rosa, Montreal PQ
6th - El Mocambo, Toronto ONT
7th - The Pike Room, Detroit MI
8th - Lincoln Theater, Chicago IL
11th - The Triple Door, Seattle WA
12th - Biltmore, Vancouver BC
13th - Doug Fir, Portland OR
15th - Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
16th - Spaceland, Los Angeles CA

20th - Concorde 2, Brighton UK
21st - Shepherds Bush Empire, London UK
22nd - O2 Academy, Oxford UK
23rd - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh UK
24th - Black Box, Belfast UK
25th - Whelan's, Dublin IE
27th - Metropolis, Bristol UK
28th - Nouveau Casino, Paris France
29th - Grand Mix, Tourcoing (Lille) France
30th - VIP, Saint Nazaire (Nantes) France

1st - Centrifugeuse, Pau France
2nd - La [2] de Apolo, Barcelona Spain

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding / Season 23 Episode 13

The "Where Are They Now" Episode which features outtakes.

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding and Dr. Who

Season 23 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Episode 12 ( A.K.A. The Dr Who Episode).

Host: David Tennant
Captains: Noel Fielding, Phill Jupitus
Guests: Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Jamie Cullum, Jo Whiley

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas From PES

Here's the latest video, KaBoom! by PESFilm.

Merry Christmas From Carina Round

"White Christmas" by Carina Round

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales will release their debut album Weathervanes March 16.

The album description is interesting :
"Weathervanes, the groups debut LP, finished tracking just a few nights earlier. Swirling with organic and synthetic textures, interlocking rhythmic patterns, and light harmonic vocals, the record works to tell a simple, pre-adolescent love story: a young male falls in love with the spectral young femme who haunts his childhood home. He chases her in his dreams but finds her to be mostly elusive. He imagines her alive, and wonders if someday he'll take on her responsibilities of ghosting, or if maybe he'll join her, elsewhere."

Thanks to youtube user RaeBooLovesYou for posting the video.

Learn To Play Redd Kross "Gnarly Christmas"

Learn to play the Redd Kross song "Gnarly Christmas" in a free online lesson from Robert Hecker on I've never even heard the song. I have "Super Sunny Christmas" and "Mary Christmas," but not "Gnarly Christmas." So if anyone has the goods - message me.

click here

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bob Dylan Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Bob Dylan "Must Be Santa" from Christmas in the Heart.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 23 Episode 11

12/9/09 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 23 Episode 11
Captains: Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. Guest Host: Frankie Boyle. Panel: Richard Herring & Jon McClure, DJ Ironik and Carol Vorderman.

Thanks to youtube user anonykai for posting this.

Merry Christmas From Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus "red button" debate Christmas topics.
click here

When You Have Nothing Left... Go Goth!

Life Is All About Enjoying Moments

Tom Jones "Help Yourself"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion To Release Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years

One of my favorite bands of all time - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - have signed with Majordomo Records (through Shout! Factory). The label will release Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years on March 30. Expanded versions of the bands catalog titles will also be released.

Regarding the signing, Jon Spencer said, “I’m very excited to be releasing the Blues Explosion albums with Shout! Factory. I’m impressed with the quality of material that Shout! releases as well as their attention to detail.” Adds Spencer, “For me, it’s been a wild ride working on the reissues. There is a lot of power in the grooves of these records. The Blues are still No. 1.”

Dirty Shirt Rock N’ Roll: The First Ten Years track list:

1. Chicken Dog
2. Magical Colors
3. Money Rock'n'Roll
4. Love Ain't On The Run
5. Blues X Man
6. Buscemi
7. Bellbottoms
8. History of Sex
9. Fuck Shit Up
10. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
11. Shake'em On Down
12. Train #2
13. Water Main
14. Hell
15. Wail
16. Afro
17. Greyhound
18. Talk About The Blues
19. Flavor (remix)
20. Feeling Of Love
21. Lap Dance
22. She Said (radio edit)

MP3 The Laughing

The Laughing have just released their first full length album, Fever. It was co-produced by Middleton with Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Explosions In The Sky, Okkervil River).

Get a free "Runner" MP3 download by clicking here.

Dec 31 2009 11:00P
Beauty Bar NEW YEARS austin, Texas
Jan 6 2010 10:00P
Emos free week (OUTSIDE) w/ Brothers and Sisters and Oh No Oh MY austin, Texas

To visit the band's myspace click here.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is interviewed wearing a ridiculous piano shirt and bow tie. Is that cool now?

"New York"

Times New Viking To Open For Yo La Tengo

"Born Again Revisited" by Times New Viking

Yo La Tengo January Tour Dates
w Times New Viking

Fri-Jan-22 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Sat-Jan-23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
Sun-Jan-24 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Tue-Jan-26 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Wed-Jan-27 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
Thu-Jan-28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Fri-Jan-29 Austin, TX Antone's
Sat-Jan-30 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre

Monday, December 21, 2009

Feather Head Dresses Were Undervalued in the 2000s

Sweet on Top of the Pops doing "Wig Wam Bam"

Telly Savalas By the Tree

Telly Savalas sings "If."

Langhorne Slim Tour Dates

Langhorne Slim "Restless"

1/21: Maxwells---Hoboken, NJ
1/22: Ottobar---Baltimore, MD
1/23: Club Cafe---Pittsburgh, PA
1/25: Otto's---Dekalb, IL
1/26: Turner Hall---Milwaukee, WI
1/27: The Aquarium---Fargo,ND
1/29: TBA---Bozeman, MT
1/30: Neurolux---Boise, ID
1/31: Crystal Ballroom---Portland, OR
2/03: Crepe Place---Santa Cruz, CA
2/04: Cellar Door---Visalia, CA
2/05: Muddy Waters---Santa Barbara, CA
2/06: McCabes---Los Angeles, CA
2/08: Casbah---San Diego, CA
2/10: Hi Dive---Denver, CO
2/11: Record Bar---Kansas City, KS
2/12: Off Broadway---St Louis, MO
2/13: The Summit---Columbus, OH

*All tour dates with April Smith and the Great Picture Show

Jason Boesel MP3 and Tour Dates

Here's a free download from Jason Boesel (drummer for Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, The Elected, and Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band) "Hand of God".

Jason Boesel February 2010 U.S. Tour:
02-05 Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
02-08 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
02-09 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
02-12 Minneapolis, MN - The Triple Rock Social Club
02-13 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller, University of Wisconsin
02-14 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02-15 Rock Island, IL - Daytrotter Presents at Rock Island Brewing Company
02-16 Chicago, IL - Double Door
02-17 Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
02-19 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-20 Allston, MA - Great Scott
02-23 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club and Café
02-24 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
02-25 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
02-26 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
02-27 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
02-28 Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
03-02 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
03-03 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
03-04 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
03-05 Houston, TX - Rudyard's
03-06 Austin, TX - Emo's
03-09 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
03-10 San Diego, CA - The Loft at UCSD
03-11 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

Jason Boesel on the Web:

Conor Oberst - "Difference Is Time" Live 7/14/09 in Chicago at the Metro (Jason Boesel)

Thanks to youtube user jeffgballz for posting.

Amanda Palmer and Michael Pope film "Hell"

Amanda Palmer and Michael Pope film "Hell" by Tegan & Sara in New York City.

Palmer also wrote a song titled "gaga, palmer, madonna" yesterday.

Josh Dibb Turns Mali Africa Trip Into Charitable Fundrasier

Deacon and Animal Collective try to make a difference this holiday season.

click here

Direct from the press release:

"Joshua Dibb, aka Deacon of Animal Collective, has been invited to perform at 2010's Festival in the Desert. The Festival takes place in Essakane, Mali, in the middle of the Sahara on January 7-9. Originally Josh had started a project on to fund his trip, and make a CD and book that he would not make a cent from, but would bring awareness to Mali. Now something even better is happening! Due to some conversations and great people the trip will be funded by Paw Tracks (a record label Animal Collective has been using for many years) and all the money raised can go to help Africa.

When Dibb goes to Mali on January 2 Deacon wants to support stopping slavery there and help the region, by bringing $25,000 from music and Animal Collective fans. You can help abolish slavery by donating $10 to $25,000, and get a CD with new music from Deacon in the process if you donate $50 or more at Especially at the holiday times it is a chance to give directly to people who REALLY need help. TEMEDT is the Mali organization that the money will go to to create a law that abolishes slavery of the black Tuareg people, set up legal support services for them, create economic development in black Tuareg communities, and give them educational possibilities. It is a true anti-slavery movement. All Ashoka projects are cutting-edge social entrepreneurs, using innovative approaches to create systemic change.

Deacon will bring his music, heart and soul to Africa. He will be making music, bridges between cultures, and a CD and Book that will make Animal Collective fans and others aware of the plight and beauty of Mali and Africa. He will document the richness of the music, the cross-cultural exchange, the building of relationships, the pointing toward visions of wholeness for the future. Deacon will be playing completely new music at this event. Africa is a country ravaged by Aids, disease, civil war, genocide, poverty and hunger. This festival is an opportunity to celebrate and enhance the beauty and gifts of africa, and to bring healing internally and with the world. Deacon is thrilled to bring music and Animal Collective fans into this healing.

The funds need to be raised by midnight on December 31st, and it has been set up so that we need to reach the goal of 25,000 or it won't happen. We can do it! Happy Holidays!"

New Sia Video

"You've Changed" by Sia

A Holiday Poem from Brendan Benson and Cory Chisel

"the joyful jostling of Santa's sack"
It gets interesting around 2:40

Tour Dates

Friday, 22 January
Salt Lake City, UT
The Urban Lounge
Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show

Tuesday, 2 March
Dublin, Ireland
Button Factory
Tickets: €17

Wednesday, 3 March
Glasgow, UK
Queen Margaret Union
Tickets: £15.25

Thursday, 4 March
Manchester, UK
Academy 2
Tickets: £16

Friday, 5 March
London, UK
Tickets: £12

Saturday, 6 March
Paris, France
Nouveau Casino
Tickets: €19.80

Tuesday, 9 March
Barcelona, Spain
Apolo 2
Tickets: €17 advance/€20 day of show

Wednesday, 10 March
Madrid, Spain
Moby Dick
Tickets: €18 advance/€22 day of show

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within is the debut feature film by Chicago based film maker Yony Leyser. Some of you may have previously read posts here about a rough cut shown at the films fund raiser / spoken word performance/ Burroughs art exhibit.

The official world premier of the film, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within will occur January 22 at The Slamdance Film Festival. Iggy Pop, Genesis P-Orridge, Jello Biafra, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Gus Van Sant, David Cronenberg, and John Waters are featured in this excellent documentary.

For more information click here.
If you are interested in donating towards this project please visit

Have Yourself A Smashing Time!

Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave go stark raving mod!

Sock It To Me! Groovy Photoshoots.

Nancy Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. from Movin' With Nancy.

And from Blowup:

Friday, December 18, 2009

It Might Get Loud To Be Released On DVD

It Might Get Loud featuring Jack White, Jimmy Page, and The Edge, will be available to purchase for your favorite bloggers December 22.

It MIght Get Loud DVD

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The White Stripes / Video Preview From Under Great White Northern Lights

Here's The White Stripes live video for "Let's Shake Hands" from the upcoming DVD Under Great White Northern Lights. (See prior post for pre-order information).

The White Stripes: "Let's Shake Hands"

THE WHITE STRIPES | MySpace Music Videos

White Rabbits

White Rabbits "Percussion Gun" from the album It's Frightening.

Never mind that the drum beat is lifted from an Adam Ant tune ("Kings of the Wild Frontier)- I like it.

See White Rabbits Live:
Dec 13 2009 8:00P
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Los Angeles, California
Dec 29 2009 8:00P
Rhythm & Vines Festival Gisborne
Dec 30 2009 8:00P
Falls Music & Arts Festival Lorne, Victoria
Dec 31 2009 8:00P
Falls Music & Arts Festival Marion Bay, Tasmania
Jan 5 2010 8:00P
Oxford Arts Factory Sydney
Jan 6 2010 8:00P
Corner Hotel Melbourne Melbourne
Jan 10 2010 8:00P
Southbound Busselton Busselton, Western Australia
Jan 24 2010 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom NYC, New York

Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson "Fireweed" from the album Wooden Arms on Secret City Records.

For more information please visit the website.

Fever Ray / BBC Winter Solstice Mix

Fever Ray "When I Grow Up" from their album Fever Ray.

Fever Ray’s special Winter Solstice mix for BBC 6 may be heard here.

For more information about Fever Ray click here.


Cave "Made In Malaysia"

Thanks to youtube user handcuffshurt for posting.

To visit Cave on myspace click here

Friday, December 11, 2009

Robots In Disguise

Robots In Disguise "Girl" from Get Rid

David Faustino Rap "I Told Ya" / Star-ving feat David Faustino & Corin Nemec

Ah the '90s. I've been looking for my cassingle of this. I just said cassingle. Anyway, I went to youtube. Bless youtube for mining these gems:

While looking for Grandmaster B, I found this:

Happy Birthday Big Mama Thornton

Happy Birthday Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

Postdata (Paul Murphy of Wintersleep) To Release Debut Album

Paul Murphy of Wintersleep has joined forces with his brother to form Postdata. The self titled, self released debut will be available January 26. The first single will be called "Tobias Grey."

From the press release:
What is Postdata?

These are my grandparents. They passed away two years ago and left me thirty or forty pieces of songs in a series of dreams, not Coleridge-esque opium dreams though unfortunately, just regular dreams. Kinda sad dreams. This is for them.

This is their daughter, my mother. I call her mom though, not mother. This is for her.

This is my father. Sometimes he feels left out. This is for you too dad.

This is my stomach.

This is me.

I started working on this record a couple of years ago at my parents' house in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia with my brother Michael.

This is Michael.

We had a little too much time on our hands. Some scotch too. We wanted to make a present for mom. She'd had a tough year. With little preparation (a laptop, no microphones, click tracks, or even tuners come to think of it), we recorded about 12 ideas and we went our separate ways.

Eight months later we found a free weekend in Halifax and tried the same thing, reworking a cluster of songs from the first session and adding four extra songs to the workload. We used the same laptop, but this time we rented actual, real microphones and we used click tracks for a few songs and tuners for the most part. We think. Maybe a little less scotch this time around.

Some of the songs turned out to be fuller and more mature after a second take, better than expected. Other songs maybe didn't quite hit the mark. But the recording as a whole, the half-finished, early conception somewhat fragmented material, seems to do something quite nice.

Hope you like it.

For more information visit postdatamusic

Wintersleep "Weighty Ghost"

The Thermals & Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

Live dates have just been announced for The Thermals & Thao with The Get Down Stay Down.

February 2010
5 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
6 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
7 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
9 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
12 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Berkeley - Lower Sprout Plaza

The Thermals "Now We Can See"

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down "When We Swam"

Flaming Lips New Years Eve Freakout

White Stripes Limited Edition Box Set Under Great White Northern Lights / Pre-Order

Pre-order: click here

The White Stripes have just announced the pre-sale for their new limited box set release Under Great White Northern Lights. The set is specially priced for 179.00 dollars (U.S.)if ordered prior to January 1. The set contains:
1 DVD of the Emmett Malloy directed documentary film Under Great White Northern Lights.
1 live DVD of the bands 10th Anniversary show Under Nova Scotian Lights.
1 double LP/CD of 16 live tracks
1 7" on colored vinyl
1 hardcover photography book
1 silk-screened print

Orders before January 1st will instantly receive three exclusive live mp3s, a special holiday card from the band via mail, and special pricing.

The White Stripes will premier footage of their song "Lets Shake Hands" on ( ) worldwide at 9 pm PST tonight. This performance was filmed at the bands 10th Anniversary show and can be seen on the DVD Under Nova Scotian Lights.

J. Tillman Releases Limited Edition 7"

J. Tillman (Josh Tillman)has just released a new 7" single titled Year In The Kingdom. The limited vinyl features Bill Patton, and the songs "Wild Honey Never Stolen" and "Borne Away On A Black Barge."

Tillman plays guitar, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin and drums, and Bill Patton plays ukulele. This limited edition 70 gram 7" record features original artwork by Toby Leibowitz.

To listen to "Though I Have Wronged You" on Stereogum click here.

Here's an older track: "Firstborn"

Thanks to youtube user chorus0fone for posting the video.

New Sade Release "Soldier Of Love"

Here's the new single "Soldier of Love" from the forthcoming Sade album, Soldier of Love, to be released February 8. Sade co-produced the track with Mike Pela. Sade also penned the track with help from longtime associates Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman.

Dead Leaf Echo Release 7"

Dead Leaf Echo have just announced their first 7" single which is available for pre-sale today. The 33rpm vinyl contains songs from the upcoming 2010 release Truth. The single is available via Custom Made Music. click here.

The initial pressing of 100 hand numbered copies will have one of a kind hand-screened covers available in 3 different colors. You may preview the audio here. Truth will be released through German label 2&1 Records (Ex-Alison Records). The vinyl is sold via Custom Made Music, while digital distribution is from Apollo Audio.

*There is a Norwegian band with the same name. This is a new band.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some Days, LIke Today For Example

I'm stuck here waiting for a passing feeling....

Dream Pop Alert! Check out Casper Bangs

click here to purchase a 7" of Whitespace "The Other Half" and "Queen of Hearts"

<a href="">kathryn by casper bangs</a>

The Antlers Announce US Tour With The Editors


12/15/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
1/29/10 - Legends of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
1/30/10 - Music - Akron, OH
2/05/10 - Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera - Brooklyn, NY*
2/08/10 - Teh Warfield - San Francisco, CA#
2/09/10 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA#
2/11/10 - Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA#
2/13/10 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO#
2/15/10 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL#
2/16/10 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON#
2/18/10 - House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA#
2/19/10 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY#
2/20/10 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA#
2/21/10 - 9:30 CLub - Washington, DC#

* w/ Ra Ra Riot
# w/ Editors

The Antlers "Two"

R.I.P. Panther

Kill Rock Stars band Panther has called it quits. Their final show will be Dec 20 at Rontom's in their hometown of Portland, OR.

Thanks to youtube user basscreators for posting the video.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Never Mind The Buzzcocks Here's Noel Fielding

If you haven't caught any of this season's Never Mind The Buzzcocks, you've missed Noel Fielding's repeated appearances as a team captain. One episode even featured fellow Mighty Boosh cast member Richard Fulcher. Again - American t.v. sucks. Here's the most recent episode for your pleasure.

Thanks to youtube user msbonnieswan for posting the show.

And the most recent issue of Popshifter has a Mighty Boosh fan piece:click here

Noel Fielding on Alan Carr's Chatty Man Show

I need a red alert every time there is a Mighty Boosh cast member appearance somewhere.
Here's the most recent one I've found of Noel Fielding from Alan Carr's Chatty Man Show. There's also a whole series of "Buzzcocks" red button extras on the BBC youtube channel.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Villains Remix The Bravery

Here's the mp3 for The Bravery tune, "Slow Poison," as remixed by Villains: Slow Poison
The link is for a limited time, so you snooze - you lose.

Remixes From Of Montreal, Nic Hard, and others will follow.

Nouvelle Vague Announce Tour Dates

Those kooky song covering kids from Nouvelle Vague are coming your way...

Friday, Jan. 22, Philadelphia, PA, World Café
Saturday, Jan. 23, New York, NY, Webster Hall
Sunday, Jan. 24, Boston, MA, Somerset
Tuesday, Jan. 25, Montreal, PQ, Metropolis
Wednesday, Jan. 27, Toronto, ONT, Opera House
Thursday, Jan. 28, Detroit, MI, Crofoot Ballroom
Friday, Jan. 29, Chicago, IL, Logan Square
Monday, Feb. 1, Denver, CO, Bluebird
Tuesday, Feb. 2, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Thursday, Feb. 4, Seattle, WA, King Cat
Friday, Feb. 5, Vancouver, BC, Venue
Sunday, Feb. 7, San Francisco, CA, Regency
Monday, Feb. 8, Sant Cruz, CA, Rio Theater
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda
Friday, Feb. 12, Dallas, TX, Granada
Saturday, Feb. 13, Austin, TX, Mohawk
Sunday, Feb. 14, New Orleans, LA, Republic
Tuesday, Feb. 16, Miami, FL, Revolution
Wednesday, Feb. 17, Orlando, FL, Firestone
Thursday, Feb. 18, Atlanta, GA, Loft
Saturday, Feb. 20, Washington DC, 9:30 Club

ça plane pour moi, performed by Jenia Lubitch

Nouvelle Vague | MySpace Music Videos

Donny Osmond, Adam Ant and Dead Or Alive Equals...

Wow. Take one Donny Osmond (as Adam Ant), add Stevie Nicks (crossed with Bonnie Tyler), mix butt clenched dancing, and add to a Dead Or Alive song. That's the recipe for magic.

The Apple - How Did I Miss This Film?

For those of you into kitsch, (especially the Paul Williams film Phantom of the Paradise), this is right up your twisted alley. And that's the best sort of alley. Can I tempt you to watch this trailer for The Apple?

If you've not seen Phantom of the Paradise, well you have missed a classic. Clearly. Both would make ideal holiday gifts for blogging friends and are available on DVD.