Tuesday, October 02, 2012
I have a particular sensitivity to the letter "G."
Martiniano showed me this video tonight. It's fantastically campy. Amanda Lear, once romantically linked to David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Brian Jones and Salvador Dali(!) was the disco queen of Europe in the 80s. Watch the video and you can't help but smile.
Posted by Anh Do at 10/02/2012 11:10:00 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Sunday, January 08, 2012
I can't stop listening to Klaus Nomi's cover of "You Don't Own Me" off of his 1981 s/t album. His rendering has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in -- cabaret Queen-like theatrics, Thin Lizzy double lead guitar harmonies, middle of the road pub rock revivalist bummer, and Martin Duffy-like organ swells. It's probably the latter two, echoes of Denim and Felt, that draw me towards this version.
And the original and classic Leslie Gore version from 1964's TAMI show --
Posted by Anh Do at 1/08/2012 09:37:00 PM
Friday, December 30, 2011
In celebration of tomorrow's NYE, have a listen to TAL's Break-Up, act one of episode 339. Starlee Kine's wonderfully produced story features my beloved song, Against All Odds, and Phil Collins is a total mensch! One of my favorite favorite episodes...
Posted by Anh Do at 12/30/2011 05:06:00 PM
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
|She Lives By The Castle Mix - Click here to download.|
Kendra Smith - Iridescence 31
Posted by Anh Do at 11/08/2011 06:11:00 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011
It's been a while since the last mix but here are 20 deep cuts I've been enjoying this summer. Click on the image to download (btw, you only have 4 more days to see the great Gertrude Stein exhibit at SF's CJM). I tried to make this a Spotify mix but half of the tracks are unavailable. Oh well... You know it's a good one then! (פ') ליהנות
Posted by Anh Do at 9/01/2011 03:44:00 PM
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I have this thing that I say - "I only want to watch Memphis-inspired films."* Well, I finally got to see this Cinéma du look film by the great Luc Besson. So inspiring - the cinematography, the art direction, the styling, the Memphis-inspired colors, Isabelle Adjani, Christopher Lambert, and the most incredible song by Eric Serra, "It's Only Mystery." It's currently on Netflix stream.
Cinéma du look. Memphis-Milano Movement. An aesthetic kinship between two contemporary movements.
*I find that I have a hard time finding Memphis-inspired films. Do let me know if you can think of any.*
Posted by Anh Do at 7/06/2011 11:58:00 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Doing this. If you're in LA this Sunday or SF on Monday, come see the west coast premiere of this documentary on my all-time favorite record label. The director will be there. Mark Gardener from RIDE will perform. And it's free. Can't wait.
Posted by Anh Do at 6/21/2011 03:57:00 PM
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011
My handsome copy of JC Brouchard's "Felt, Ballad of the fan" just arrived all the way from France. You might want to get your copy before it sells out (just like Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango's did very quickly last year).
Posted by Anh Do at 6/03/2011 01:16:00 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Almost a decade ago, I fell in love with Matthew Fanuelle's self-releases. They were simply titled C, D, 1 or 2... The proper release, self-titled in 2005, fortunately included one of my all-time favorite songs, "I've Been Killing, So."
We've lost contact in the last few years. And then I found him incarnated as Nunzio Fattini. Fanuelle to Fattini. Nice surprise. Enjoy Album Primum by Nunzio Fattini here.
One could say "Cousin" is a masterpiece.
Posted by Anh Do at 5/17/2011 11:23:00 PM