Monthly Archives: September 2006

At Home with Courtney Love

This is the best TV home story since Mariah’s MTV Cribs. The Return of Courtney Love aired on the UK channel More4. These are the first 5 minutes only, but it is soooo good. I love her. Can’t wait for the full show.

“I have tried it all. I have been a Christian, I have been a Catholic, I’ve been totally New Age, I’ve been Episcopelian, I’ve tried Scientology, you know (…) I find that Buddhism is the most amazing, transcendent path of enlightment for me. It absolutely works. (…) You sit at your altar and you chant. And the cool thing is: you chant for shit that you want – and you get it.
These are certain things that I chant for (reads from paper):
Perfect home
Perfact man
Stay sober
Help for certain friends … mmmh … in Hollywood
Movie by July 1st
Kurt
Lindsay … Lohan and Kate Moss, I chant for them
Having a baby with the perfect man who treats me well
Horses, dogs, cats”

Courtney Chanting

Larry has a Mariah Number of 2

1. And I Don’t Love You by Smokey Robinson was jointly remixed by Larry Levan and Benny Medina
2. Benny Medina is Mariah’s current manager

I wasn’t aware that Benny Medina was a remixer. This is exciting.
Sometimes I think everyone is connected to Mariah.

The Larry Levan & Benny Medina remix is available at disco delivery.
Thanks for the insights. Love it.
Black and white rainbows, colourful shadows…

Earlier:
Reality or Concept, Robin Williams and Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage

Auf Wiedersehen

I have a love / hate relationship with Project Runway. The US TV series where Heidi Klum tries to find the best designer. Of course every week, one designer gets thrown out.

I especially love the great one liners. Heidi’s are a bit nerve wrecking as she repeats them each and every week. Over and over. Her “Auf Wiedersehen” makes me cringe. But I love it. Hate it. Love it.

It would be fantastic if Nadja Auermann hosted the show. She is my favourite German model. Ever. Maybe she would say “Tschüss“. Umlauts are very apropos in North America. She would know.

“As you know, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.”
Heidi Klum

“I think I’m going to shoot you for ELLE.”
Nina Garcia, Elle Magazine fashion director and one of the judges on the show

“It’s triple L Y. Last Year. Last Year. Last Year.”
Michael Kors, fashion designer and judge

“Auf Wiedersehen.”
Heidi Klum

Watch Heidi say Auf Wiedersehen.
(To a model not a designer, I couldn’t find a better clip)

In Canada, the Life Network TV channel decided to have the show a few weeks behind the US air date. Which is too bad, as I can’t read fourfour’s current screencaps anymore. Oh well, here is a link to the episode I saw last Monday.

Think I’m In Love II

In case you missed Think I’m In Love on Beck’s myspace, here it is again.
His new album, The Information is out next week and I like it a lot.

Beck is going to be in Toronto on October 16. I’m so going.

Last night, I listened to Graffiti Bridge by Prince for the first time in years. I think it is one of the worst Prince songs. I really enjoyed listening:

Everybody wants 2 find Graffiti Bridge
Something 2 believe in, a reason 2 believe that there’s a heaven above
Everybody wants 2 find Graffiti Bridge
Everybody’s looking 4
Everybody’s looking 4
Everybody’s looking 4 love

Think Love

The Tiny Pony and Me (tiny)

On my trip to Dildo I saw this turbo cute pony eating away its lunch on a front yard. I wanted to get my picture with the little bugger immediately. My stylists rang the doorbell of the owners. Sure enough they happily agreed to the quick photo shoot.

Now, back in Toronto, I’m a bit sad because I forgot the name of my tiny friend.

Always hungry, just like me
Friendly. Always eating. Just like me.

Wanted to bite my hand
Surprised. The pony wanted to bite my hand.
It made very sudden head movements. I had to be extremely careful.

Hugging
Happy. Hugging the pony. What a catch.

Angry shit
Angry. I had to wash my shoes off of the pony excrements.

Earlier:
At the Dildo Interpretation Centre
One Day in Dildo
On the Discovery Trail

Someone For The Man

I became a Scissor Sisters fan when I heard their single Electrobix, the gay gayness anthem, which didn’t make it on the first album. Then, before their debut album was released, I discovered the demo album. It was very pop, had great synths, danceable beats. Some of the best dance tracks didn’t make it to the final release and I wondered why.

Two of my favourite demo songs are Someone To Touch and Step Aside For The Man. Did they sample the beats or was it their own programming? Only recently I found out that Step Aside For The Man samples So Many Men So Little Time by Miquel Brown (via). Can someone tell me if the Scissor Sisters used a sample for Someone To Touch?

Hurry, download the two songs and tell me. xoxo.

I just came back to the Scissor Sisters because the demo album is still the best.
I really tried to listen to their latest, Ta-Dah.

Kissable

I always thought ads should be as blunt as this. Straight to the point. I know you might say: We are already there. But I think: Not yet. The ads on tv are still not as good as the ad for Kissable, a lipstick in the movie Boomerang.
It has a lot of things I love: bananas, cherries, lipstick, icecream. It can be that simple! (thanks Toffi for the link)

Nelson introduces it with: “It is sexational.”

Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss me once, kiss me twice
Oooh, oh la la, c’est si bon
Kissable


Up & Down

Tasteable

Lickable

In & Out

At the Dildo Interpretation Centre

On my trip to Dildo I visited the local Dildo Interpretation Centre, which is basically a small museum with all things Dildo.

They have old fishery reports from 1894 one can study, a huge whale skeleton and lots of other interesting nick-nacks. I spent hours wandering through their exhibition grounds. It felt like being part of a lost fantasy world. Truly amazing.

Up next: My date with a pony

Where its at
Come on in, it’s fun

Follow Me
The Gates of the Dildo Interpretation Centre

Hot bones
The whales are stranded

Hold your hands as I told you
The Queen has arrived

Where's your head at?
Get your plaid on

Reality or Concept?

What was going on at the Paradise Garage? I found the picture below in the booklet of this release. I was a bit puzzled. Why is there a huge Robin Williams album cover at Larry Levan’s dj booth?

Now here comes the nerdy part. I googled Robin Williams to find our more about this. It is actually the artwork of Robin Williams’ 1979 comedy album, Reality…What A Concept. Not sure, if I should give it a listen, but I’m intrigued.

Still, the only funny Robin Williams is the spoof of Patch Adams in Cecil B. Demented.

Reality or Concept?
Robin Williams and Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage

Related:
New York Moments
Postcards from New York

Susan Cianciolo

For a few years, Superschum and friends organized a small party truck for the gay pride parade in Frankfurt. All the people involved in the party wore the same t-shirt. One year, the theme was Role Model and everyone could choose their own role model to be printed on the shirt.
Toffi and I are still sad, that we both didn’t choose Mariah, we should have gotten the Rainbow album cover on our shirts. But that’s another story.

Anyway, my dear friend Steffi chose Susan Cianciolo as her Role Model. Steffi sometimes did clothes and patchwork blankets, so Susan was an inspiration to her. Now, I finally heard about her again.

Susan Cianciolo does a fashion line for Cone Denim. The designs will be on display at Sears Peyton Gallery in New York (210 11th Ave., Suite 802) from Sept 6 to 20 and in L.A. afterwards. (via papermag)

I am very curious about this and wish I could make it. Hope to get some pictures soon.

by Susan Cianciolo
by Susan Cianciolo