This is all kinds of brilliant. Lady Gaga vs. Christopher Walken vs. Cartman singing “Poker Face.” Thanks to April for the tip!
By now, you’ve already had a chance to purchase your very own copy of George Michael’s “Live in London” and surely, you are loving it as much as I am. Here’s something you won’t see on the DVD: a performance of his classic “Faith” track “Hard Day.” Until now… enjoy!
The first decade of the 2000s comes to a close today. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Hope you all have a joyous and peaceful New Year and I’ll see you in the next decade.
Be safe whatever you do!
The amazing singer Jeremy Gloff has decided that throughout the month of December, he is taking requests to play acoustic versions of his best loved songs. I requested “Boyfriend” and not only did he play it, but he gave me a shout out! Thanks Jeremy! After this video plays, check out some of his other videos. In a time when music is at a creative low-point, the world needs more people like Jeremy Gloff to give us a fix of pop, soul and funk. His latest album “21st Century Love Songs” is now available on I-Tunes.
All photos by G.
Aside from loving The Nightmare Before Christmas and the first 2 remakes of Batman, I am not a huge Tim Burton fan. That changed dramatically when I went to the Tim Burton and the Lurid Beauty of Monsters Exhibit at MOMA with the always fabulous Gail. The exhibit was very crowded, so I’d advise that you use the above link to get your tickets in advance, as it’s been sold out for weeks.
The man has been creating art (and thankfully cataloging it) since he was a little kid, and it’s all on display now at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. There must have been a thousand works in this exhibit. You’ll see paintings, doodles, unreleased cartoons, costumes, renderings and models from this brilliant man. There’s stuff from all of his major films (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Black Cauldron, Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, James and the Giant Peach, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Mars Attacks, Sweeney Todd and the list goes on…) A few of my favorites were a drawing of “Vincent” that was autographed by the inspiration Vincent Price, with a note saying “I wish I was him”; a handwritten letter to Johnny Depp with an idea for a line he should say in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and a rejection letter from Disney on a children’s book that Burton hand illustrated when he was a kid that basically said he is talented but he’s not commercial enough. Who’s laughing now? If you even remotely like his work, this exhibit is a must see. They were very strict about no photos (read: buy the $70 coffee table book instead), but I got a few for my faithful. Enjoy them after the jump (and there’s more on Gail’s blog. Link is above).