Monthly Archives: January 2008

Honey

Erykah Badu is on every cover in her new video for the single Honey. She does her take on Nas, Grace Jones, Ohio Players, Diana Ross, Eric B. & Rakim, Minnie Riperton, the classic Yoko Ono and John Lennon Rolling Stone cover and many more. There is also an Andre 3000 Hey Ya interlude. Check it out. (updated)

Gimme some Honey

I’m feeling Erykah’s version of Head to The Sky by Earth, Wind & Fire

Cha Cha Heels

Originally written by Bronski Beat for the late Divine, Cha Cha Heels was recorded by Eartha Kitt in 1989. Watch the video. There are even some classic Divine lines taken from Female Trouble: “I’m all dressed up and ready to fall in love.”

Cha Cha Heels
Gimme gimme Cha Cha Heels

On a side note, Jimmy Sommerville had left the Bronski Beat in 1985 for The Communards. Thanks S.

That Chick

That Chick supposedly is the tentative title of Mariah’s new album, scheduled for April. The title brings the great line from It’s Like That to my mind: “Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion”. Give me the first single, already. Can’t wait.

Read the first review. (via)

Update: MTV UK report:
“One track titled ”O.O.C” summed up the night and the return of Mariah – once the albums out it’s gonna be ”Out Of Control!”

That Chick

New Hercules

New Hercules

Jamie and Will brought Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair to play a dj set in Toronto in December. It was a perfect Saturday night with lots of dancing.
Now, the Hercules album is one of the first releases that I look forward to in 2008.

The German magazine Spex has the tracklist and a short review of the album which will be released through DFA on March 7.

During his dj set I met Andy briefly and he told me that Blind, the upcoming single feat. Anthony Hegarty, should feature a remix by Frankie Knuckles and that one of the next singles will (hopefully) contain a remix by MK / Marc Kinchen. I’m especially excited about the later. To my knowledge MK hasn’t done a house remix in years, although his productions were so much fun in the 90ties.

If you want to listen to some Hercules and Love Affair music now there are a couple of tracks floating around. There are 2 songs that got an official 12 inch release last year: Roar and Classique #2. These songs together with Blind, Athene and Hercules Theme are available for listen at their myspace or hype machine or elbo.ws

In addition to that, Andy Butler has turned the new Goldfrapp single A&E into a chiming disco number with African chants (listen).

On a side note, doesn’t Ms Goldfrapp look like a Humpe sister in the video to A&E (updated)? I’m totally into leaf people on bikes.

Goldfrapp - A&E
A&E directed by Dougal Wilson
He also did Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do

OMG, His Butt: Romany Malco

Congratulations to Frank and omgblog.com for winning the gaybloggies.
As promised, here is my version of the OMG nudity post.

Conrad
You might have seen Conrad on produzentin.com before

Romany Malco plays Conrad Shepard in the tv series Weeds. I recently watched seasons 2 & 3 and have the highlight below.

NSFW stills after the jump.

Continue reading

Juno

The last movie I saw in 2007 was Juno.
The comedy about a teenage pregnancy was written by an ex-stripper and features very witty dialogs. There is a lot of Canadian involvement: the director, the lead roles and the film is shot in and around Vancouver. One of my favourite scenes is when Juno MacGuff’s step mom tells off the ultrasound technician for her snarky remarks.
Basically, the movie made me feel like I wanted to be a 16 year old preggo girl.

Watch the trailer
Interview with Ellen Paige (Juno MacGuff) at rottentomatoes.com

Juno and her best friend