Happy holidays to all friends, fiends, lovers and dealers. If you happen to be in Oslo on new years eve come and join Deadswan and Arildo Dildo at The Villa for some unholy dancing, worshipping and regular decaDANCE!
You might shake your money maker to the sound of these ... enjoy!
The first up is LUNCHBOX «BABY JANE». I´ve posted it before, but i´m putting up again because i´m such a nice queen.
The sample is lifted form one of my favourite movies ever, «WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?» (1961).
Portrayed by Bette Davis, «Baby» Jane Hudson is a child star in vaudeville. A spoiled, narcissistic brat, that regularly bullies and abuses her older, more talented sister, Blanche, played by Joan Crawford.
Years later, however, Blanche becomes a huge star, while the untalented, alcoholic Jane languishes in grade-Z shlock, only receiving attention from the tabloids for her drunken party antics. While the two sisters live together in the house their father had left to them, their relationship is antagonistic and bitter, with Blanche taking the brunt of Jane's mockery and temper tantrums, often in public. Blanche nevertheless tries to be a good sister and negotiates roles for Jane in her movies, which only makes Jane angrier and more abusive ... just liksten to the track and you´ll get an idea. And buy, rent or download the movie. It`s brilliant.
For more drama, buy the book «Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud». It´s a no-holds-barred account of the long-term rivalry between Bette Davies and Joan Crawford.
LUNCHBOX «BABY JANE» 12” VERSION
JEREMY SCOTT WANNABE A POPSTAR
No one flies his freak flag quite as proudly as the designer Jeremy Scott does. He has become a cult figure in the fashion community, and his shows have attracted everyone from Courtney Love to Monica Lewinsky. His design is somewhere between popart and adbusters ... you gett he idea? At the same time it´s fun fun fun!
«Fun» is the best way to describe the song Jeremy Scott put out on A Touch Of Class USA under the name SIDEVIEW. It´s a ghetto/tech style track where Jeremy is making fun of the fashion/music world, and of course himself, singing «I wanna be a popstar/Not a junkie rockstar». I told you it was fun!
On friday 7 december «The godfather of disco», Mel Cheren, passed away.
This wonderful man was a seminal part of the dance music, nightclub, and AIDS charity worlds. He was the innovator of the 12”single, one of the people most instrumental in commercially releasing a fledgling style of music called «disco», and the co-founder of West End Records, which produced legendary records by Karen Young and Taana Gardner, among others.
He was also the financial backer behind The Paradise Garage, the legendary club of all clubs.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Mel Cheren in 2005 on the release of «I Was Born This Way», charity single with vocals by Carl Bean.
If you want the truth about disco, club culture and the impact hiv and aids ha don the gay community in the 80`s i recommend you get hold of Mel Cheren`s book «My Life and the Paradise Garage: Keep Dancin'», from 2000.
The book is a truly magical recount of gay history and an introduction to DJ Culture.
In memory of Mel Cheren: have a dance and say «Thanx!»