Traci Lords Triple
Jul12

Traci Lords Triple

Traci Lords! She’s quite possibly well known for any number of other things but the two I’m going to concentrate on are her singing and her acting as I present three videos from the, er, singing actress. Now, I have to warn you that all three of these videos are erotic in different ways – very different ways; so different, in fact, that you may not even think they’re erotic at all – but none of them are pornographic. Not that there’s anything wrong with pornographic videos. I think I’ve mentioned porn and videos and Traci Lords enough now. Can’t imagine why I’m doing that. The first clip is Control from her 1995 album 1000 Fires. I bought this album, I liked this album, I played this album a lot, and this was the stand out track from it for me. Handy then that it got released as a single and a video was made for it. The second video is an excerpt from the 2009 movie Princess of Mars. If you’ve not seen this movie – and many people haven’t – but you have seen the big budget film John Carter then it’s definitely worth catching this to compare. I actually really enjoyed both movies. That’s right! I’m the person who liked both of those films. The princess in the film’s title is played by Traci Lords as you probably could have guessed. I’ve saved the best and most erotic of the Traci Lords videos to last. Prepare yourself for an audiovisual treat the likes of which you’ll never forget as long as you live. Warm Up With Traci Lords is an exercise video featuring the actress and singer. It also has incredible music and rhymes from Traci. It’s truly...

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The Infinite Monkey Cage
Jul02

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Eric Idle, Professor Brian Cox, and Robin Ince star – or, at least, their puppets do – in this video to the new theme music for BBC Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey...

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Musicians In Movies Triple
May10

Musicians In Movies Triple

A trio of videos showing off musicians who have made the leap from the music industry to the film one. Of course, there are hundreds (probably more) of examples of this sort of thing occurring as the two industries are fairly incestuous but I’ve decided to select just three because that’s what I tend to do when sharing videos. The only criteria I’ve used in narrowing things down is that I must have seen the film and liked it. Tom Waits – Mystery Men A mostly overlooked hero of the band of unlikely heroes making up the Mystery Men is Tom Waits as Doc Heller in this cut scene from the movie. I’m not that familiar with Tom’s music but his track What’s He Building In There? is one of my favourites. Iggy Pop – Cry Baby One of my most favourite films by one of most favourite directors John Waters, Cry Baby here featuring Iggy Pop naked and washing his private parts in a bath tub. What’s not to like about that? Tricky – The Fifth Element A short clip from the always enjoyable Fifth Element and English musician Tricky portraying a bad guy. An English person portraying a bad guy? What will the movie industry think of...

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John Barry Triple
Apr07

John Barry Triple

So, someone on Facebook shared a video over the weekend of the theme music to The Black Hole. It’s a cracking film and most definitely not the sort of thing you’d normally associate with Disney. The music itself is pretty damn good too. But let us skip on to the next day… The following morning I awoke and there was a tune running through my head. It wasn’t from The Black Hole but was from James Bond. Not the standard theme or one of the movie title tracks either, but rather a snippet of music used in one of the films. The tune repeated and repeated and repeated and I couldn’t place the music. This necessitated a visit to Spotify and the skipping through of track on a James Bond music album by the always excellent City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (check them out if you like movie music). It didn’t take me long to discover the music I was after and when I did I couldn’t believe my ears. I’m very sorry. I’ve been reading too many Upworthy and Viral Nova headlines recently and appear to have become afflicted. Anyway, the composer for the Bond earworm was the same as that of The Black Hole theme: John Barry. Did my brain make the connection while I slept? Was it just a coincidence? I vowed to discover the truth! But I had a cup of tea instead and didn’t think about it any more. Until now! When I’ll also skip discovering the truth in favour of updating the site with one of my occasional threesomes of music video goodness (although less video goodness than usual this time) with tunes by that aforementioned composer. It’s lunch time, it’s raining, I can’t be bothered to go out today, so why not? Like anyone’s reading this. Why am I typing this? It’s quite therapeutic talking to yourself actually, don’t you find? Yes, I do, come to think of it. Although schizophrenic behaviour is a little more worrying. You’re telling me. Let us vow to merge personalities and never mention it again! Like we vowed to discover the truth behind the John Barry music? Exactly! I really hope nobody reads this. Er, three musical numbers from John Barry. The Black Hole The video that started the mental ball rolling. 007 Takes The Lektor From “From Russia With Love” and the earworm that infected my cranium. Midnight Cowboy Hey! I’m walking...

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Musicals Triple
Jan19

Musicals Triple

Three videos featuring musical numbers from musicals – musicals being one of the best places to find musical numbers, I’ve found – for your delight. Unless you don’t like them. But why wouldn’t you like them? They’ve got singing and dancing, and everyone likes singing and dancing. Shipoopi From the musical The Music Man, a musical I’ve not actually seen and probably wouldn’t based on this video. Wait. I’m not selling this, am I? Look, I’ll be honest: I prefer Peter Griffin’s version but Family Guy’s not technically a musical so, well, there you go. Flash Bang Wallop From Half A Sixpence and referencing photography which means I love it. Me Ol’ Bamboo If you thought a musical number couldn’t sound more Cockney than the previous one from Tommy Steele then step back and feast your ear holes on this little beauty by Dick Van Dyke from Chitty Chitty Bang...

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Luscious Jackson – Magic Hour
Nov09

Luscious Jackson – Magic Hour

On CD. Which is what we called MP3s back in the old days. And signed. By the band too. You try downloading a signature! You can’t! Here’s the press release: LUSCIOUS JACKSON: MAGIC HOUR OUT TODAY NPR MORNING EDITION INTERVIEW LIVE here APPEARING ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN NOVEMBER 18 SHOWS ON SALE NOW: DECEMBER 7 AT WEBSTER HALL IN NEW YORK CITY NOVEMBER 23 AT UNION TRANSFER IN PHILADELPHIA “… like a night out hitting the clubs in New York City: a rock riff here, reggae grooves there, some sugary pop, and plenty of low end. All in all, a good time, and plenty eclectic… the hook-heavy Magic Hour reminds us, at the core they are a dance-pop band not afraid to get sophisticated.” – ASSOCIATED PRESS “Luscious Jackson were to New York freestyle dance pop what their cohorts the Beastie Boys were to hip-hop… Welcome back, ladies.” – ROLLING STONE “Jill Cunniff, Gabby Glaser and Kate Schellenbach were the coolest girls in the East Village when they emerged as the eclectic alt-rock group Luscious Jackson… They’re still the coolest.” – PAPER Magazine Luscious Jackson’s long awaited Magic Hour is finally here, released today, November 5, on the band’s own City Song label. The record can be purchased at iTunes or here. Early response to Magic Hour has been uniformly excellent, with ROLLING STONE, BILLBOARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, and more singing the new record’s praises, and NPR heralding its release with a FIRST LISTEN preview and a MORNING EDITION profile – the latter can be heard here. Luscious Jackson will make its first network TV appearance in nearly a decade on November 18, when the band returns to The Late Show with David Letterman. The first live show in the wake of Magic Hour’s release will take place a week later, November 23 at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, followed by a December 7 homecoming spectacular at Webster Hall in New York City. Tickets are on sale now at: Philadelphia New York...

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