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emily_c_1978
10 January 2011 @ 09:45 pm
Wow, I haven't posted here in like 18 months. What is happening? :) 
 
 
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Here's Buzz Aldrin (aka Doc Rendezvous) rapping with his bros about rockets n' gangsta shit happening like drive-bys and hoes on the Sea of Tranquility:

www.funnyordie.com/videos/0be5c681fc/buzz-aldrin-s-rocket-experience

Thank you Less Lee for introducing me to Buzz's mad skillz. I didn't know the old man had it in him.

What I would love is this: Jim "Apollo 13" Lovell should make an "answer" record to Buzz's record about how Buzz is a punk ass whiney bitch who annoyed everyone else in the Apollo program. And there should be a cameo by the gangsta thugs of Apollo 17. This would be the best record ever. I imagine lyrics like: "HEY BUZZ, WHEN YOU WERE RENDEZVOUSING WITH MICHAEL COLLINS, WE WERE RENDEZVOUSING WITH YOUR WIFE...OOPS...HAHAHAHAHAHA"



Apollo 17: THUG LYFE


 
 
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news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8101850.stm

I love this...John rambles in his usual incomprehensible manner about the dangers of drugs, when he was the spokesperson for cocaine in the 1970s and early 1980s. This is like when Lou Reed did those "DON'T DO DRUGS, AFTER ALL, I DID THEM" TV ads on MTV back in the day.

As bad as this will sound, I almost prefer the fat, drugged out Cale years, versus the "I'm into yoga and hair dye now, I'm a changed man" visage of the last 25 years or so.



Here's John in 1983, trying to make peace with cocaine, and his beer gut.

 
 
emily_c_1978
31 May 2009 @ 11:05 am

Detail of photo by Kate Simon from the Gillian McCain/Jim Marshall collection


Less Less found this pic for the new issue of www.popshifter.com/ and I must say it is absolute genius. Less Lee's caption for it is CLASSIC ("Lou took my Heineken"). They look ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to be sitting next to each other in front of what looks like my grandmama's old 1970s Christmas tree. John looks like he's a vampire, while Lou just looks like he wants it to be over. This is now my computer wallpaper.



This is what really was happening when this pic was taken. BEST FRIENDS 4 EVA!

 
 
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This song is WHY I love crazy John Cale from the 1970s.


 
 
 
emily_c_1978
04 April 2009 @ 08:44 pm


Robert Wyatt and his wife, Alfreda Benge (courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/croma/479930652/)

Robert Wyatt is one of my musical heroes, I can't describe how many times I've listened to his music when I feel blocked or when I need to feel inspired...

Here's one of my favorite performances from TOTP: Robert covering the Monkees' "I'm a Believer". Disgustingly enough the BBC refused to show him from the waist down due to his disability (he happens to be in a wheelchair). Robert is obviously mad as hell but he uses it to great effect, and I adore him for it:




 
 
emily_c_1978
13 February 2009 @ 02:33 pm
Electricwitch and I are collaborating on a blog about the music of Duncan Browne. There's already one post up and anyone who is a fan (or who wants to know more about him) may be interested. Here is the link:

www.duncanbrownefans.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to comment and enjoy! More posts from both of us are coming soon.

Many thanks, Emily
 
 
emily_c_1978
03 February 2009 @ 10:19 pm

I watched this today and nearly peed on myself, it's too hilarious...let me present you with "Whitney Houston Screws Up The Classics":



"WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW...IS RUGS...PERSIAN RUGS..."

I especially like the part where she stops singing and just starts talking straight-up cracked-out gibberish.
COURTNEY LOVE, HERE IS YOUR FUTURE...
I know I shouldn't make fun of poor Ms. Houston, since she's sobered up. But damn, Being Bobby Brown was some truly insane shit. I won't even get into that.
 
 
emily_c_1978
31 December 2008 @ 10:22 pm
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Peter Godwin hopes you have a Happy New Year...boy does he ever look festive.
 
 
emily_c_1978
I have to admit...I am partial to the music of Wings. I am currently obsessed with this raggae song by Paul's keyboardist (and wife) in Wings, Linda McCartney - it's called "Seaside Woman":



My favorite quote by Linda: "So they say I sang out of tune...most punks do and I love punk...I like rough, I like a rough edge, I don't like perfect and beautiful...I'm the rough edge."

She also did a punk-ish cover of the old standard "Mr. Sandman." It is actually very cool.