This week was filled with many tests of friendship…
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Category: lyrics |music

by Cole Porter

If you’re ever in a jam, here I am
If you ever need a pal, I’m your gal
If you ever feel so happy you land in jail; I’m your bail
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships have been forgot
Ours will still be hot.

If you ever lose your way, came to May
If you ever make a flop, call for Pop
If you ever take a boat and get last at sea; Write to me
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships have been forgit
Ours will still be it.

If you ever catch on fire, send a wire
If you ever lose your teeth and you’re out to dine; Borrow mine
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships have ceased to jell
Ours will still be swell.

If they ever black your eyes, put me wise
lf they ever cook your goose, turn me loose
If they ever put a bullet through your brr-ain; I’ll complain
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships go up in smoke
Ours will still be oke.

If you ever lose your mind, I’ll be kind
If you ever lose your shirt, l’Il be hurt
If you’re ever in a mill and get sawed in half; I won’t laugh
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships have been forgate
Ours will still be great.

If they ever hang you, pard, send a card
If they ever cut your throat, write a note
If they ever make a cannibaI stew of you; Invite me too
It’s friendship, friendship
Just a perfect blendship
When other friendships are up the crick
Ours will still be slick.

Copyright Cole Porter, 1939

Alexia Sinclair
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Ah I just found these lovely images by
Alexia Sinclair

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Christina of Sweden

Gillian Bencke
Every girl is crazy about a sharp dressed man
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Category: fashion |pop culture
Angelina Jolie, in vintage Hermès
with Brad Pitt, in Tom Ford.
Jeff Koons Meets Marie Antoinette at Versailles
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Category: sculpture

September next year, Jeff Koons will exhibit his giant sculptures indoors and outdoors at the Palace of Versailles.

Marie Antoinette c1769
another reason why I love my friends
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I get real emails with these kinds of headlines, no joke:

Our whole house has scarlet fever, Victorian tea party cancelled!”

Music is eternal, but we are not.
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Category: music

I started a project for my 33 birthday documenting all my favorite records since the year I was born.  Ideally I wanted to dj a set by picking one song from each year, but the task proved to be impossible. You can see I am still working on the list and I plan to make it a lifelong project.  It is a fun project to do.  You should give it a try.

Another Green World – Brian Eno
Deluxe – Harmonia
Neu! ’75 – Neu!
Landed – Can
Young Americans – David Bowie

Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers
The Ramones – The Ramones

Heroes – David Bowie
Talking Heads: 77 – Talking Heads
Trans Europe Express – Kraftwerk

The Cars – The Cars
Germ Free Adolescents – X-Ray Spex
The Man Machine – Kraftwerk
Parallel Lines – Blondie
Some Girls – The Rolling Stones
This Heat – This Heat

The B-52s – The B-52s
Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an
Umbrella – Nurse With Wound
Entertainment! – Gang Of Four
Fear of Music – Talking Heads
The Pleasure Principle – Gary Numan
The Raincoats – The Raincoats
Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
Eat to the Beat – Blondie

Freedom of Choice – Devo
Double Fantasy – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Sandinista! – The Clash
Kings of the Wild Frontier – Adam and the Ants
Autoamerican – Blondie

The Beauty and the Beat – The Go-Go’s
Computer World – Kraftwerk
Deceit – This Heat
Duran Duran – Duran Duran
Freeze Frame – J. Geils Band
Non-stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell

Thriller – Michael Jackson
Avalon – Roxy Music
Complete Madness – Madness (greatest hits)
Rio – Duran Duran
1999 – Prince
Vacation – The Go Gos
Dexys Midnight Runners  Come On Eileen

Let’s Dance – David Bowie
War – U2

Heartbeat City – The Cars
She’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper
Like a Virgin – Madonna
Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads

Hounds of Love – Kate Bush
Hunting High and Low – a-ha
Psychocandy – The Jesus and Mary Chain
This Is Big Audio Dynamite – Big Audio Dynamite

Atomizer – Big Black
Control – Janet Jackson
Licensed to Ill – The Beastie Boys

Locust Abortion Technician – Butthole Surfers
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me – The Cure
Kick – INXS
Bad – Michael Jackson
Jane’s Addiction – Jane’s Addiction
Escape From Noise – Negativland
Substance – New Order
Come On Pilgrim – Pixies
The Young Gods – The Young Gods
The Joshua Tree – U2

Across the Universe – Laibach
Daydream Nation – Sonic Youth
Surfer Rosa – Pixies
The Lion and the Cobra – Sinéad O’Connor
The Land of Rape and Honey – Ministry
Kylie – Kylie
Nothing’s Shocking – Jane’s Addiction
101 – Depeche Mode

Cosmic Thing – The B-52’s
Disintegration – The Cure
Technique – New Order
Like a Prayer – Madonna
Pretty Hate Machine – Nine Inch Nails
Bleach – Nirvana
Energy – Operation Ivy
Full Moon Fever – Tom Petty
Doolittle – Pixies
Mother’s Milk – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tweez – Slint
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
Mind Bomb – The The

Violator – Depeche Mode
Repeater – Fugazi
This Is Our Music – Galaxie 500
Confessions Of A Knife – My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got – Sinéad O’Connor
Nowhere – Ride
Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To – Spacemen 3
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic – The Sundays
Pod – The Breeders

White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity – Swans
The Real Ramona         Throwing Muses
Spiderland      Slint
Gish    The Smashing Pumpkins
Whirlpool – Chapterhouse
Steady Diet of Nothing  Fugazi
To Mother       Babes in Toyland
Blood Sugar Sex Magik   Red Hot Chili Peppers
Nevermind       Nirvana
Screamadelica   Primal Scream
Love’s Secret Domain – Coil
Unsane – Unsane
Goat – Jesus Lizard

Swans – Love of Life
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 – Aphex Twin
Little Earthquakes -  Tori Amos
Doppelgänger    Curve
Honey’s Dead    The Jesus and Mary Chain
Slanted and Enchanted   Pavement
Dry     PJ Harvey
Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs   Ministry
Broken (EP)     Nine Inch Nails
Fixed (EP)      Nine Inch Nails         Remix EP

Tabula Rasa   -  Einstürzende Neubauten
Extra Width – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements – Stereolab

Fracture / Tied (10) – Seefeel
Exile in Guyville    –     Liz Phair
Debut  –   Björk
In Utero – Nirvana
So Tonight That I Might See – Mazzy Star
Angst – KMFDM
4-Track Demos – PJ Harvey
Muslimgauze (too many to mention)
Rid of Me – PJ Harvey
There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You – Palace Brothers

Selected Ambient Works Volume II – Aphex Twin
Live Through This – Hole
Evanescence – Scorn


The Great Annihilator – Swans
Truth Is Born Of Arguments – Locust
To Bring You My Love – PJ Harvey
Further Down the Spiral – Nine Inch Nails
Post РBj̦rk
Disco Volante – Mr. Bungle

Soundtracks for the Blind – Swans
Ende Neu – Einstürzende Neubauten
Richard D. James – Aphex Twin
Endtroducing….. – DJ Shadow

Telegram – Bjork
Dig Your Own Hole – Chemical Brothers
Ultra  -  Depeche Mode
Halim  -   Natacha Atlas
Symbols  -  KMFDM
Come to Daddy   -  Aphex Twin
All Music Has Come to and End – Cristian Vogel

Mezzanine – Massive Attack
Is this Desire?  – PJ Harvey

To Venus and Back -  Tori Amos

Silence Is Sexy – Einstürzende Neubauten

Ayeshteni – Natacha Atlas


100th Window – Massive Attack

The Greater Wrong of the Right – Skinny Puppy
Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned- The Prodigy
I Com – Miss Kittin
R̻ves M̩caniques РThe Hacker
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
Wet From Birth – The Faint
Flora & Fauna – Dominik Eulberg
76/77 – Cobra Killer
Plays Love Songs – Burnt Friedman
Casting Shadows – Wolfsheim

Shadows and Dust – Lene Lovich
Supernature – Goldfrapp
Spirituals – Flanger
Odyssey – Fischerspooner
New World Observer – Deadbeat
Push the Button – The Chemical Brothers
Silent Alarm – Bloc Party
Nouvelle Vague – Nouvelle Vague

Someone To Drive You Home – The Long Blondes
Colleen Et Les Boîtes À Musique – Colleen

And Their Refinement Of The Decline – Stars of the Lid

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Category: film

I finally had a chance to see the lovely, super cute and smart film
Ratatouille (2007) Directed by Brad Bird

The Orphanage
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Category: film |gothypants

The Orphanage (2007) reminded me of
some of my favorite films The Others, The Omen,
and The 6th Sense.
Look at their beautiful official movie site.

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Category: fashion |film

Shrewd, Selfish Scarlett: A Complicated Heroine by Karen Grigsby Bates

Totally interesting NPR story that I heard today about one of my favorite (complex) characters of all time.

Necessary evils: Whether plotting a conquest at a picnic or engineering a comeback from poverty, Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) had no qualms about doing what it took.

In mourning: Scarlett broods while Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) woos.

a movie as beautiful as a charcoal drawing
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Category: film |Uncategorized

There Will Be Blood (2007) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…
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Category: fashion |gothypants

Christian Lacroix Spring/Summer 2008

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2008

Nina Ricci  Spring/Summer 2008

babies having babies…
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Category: film

Juno (2007)
Directed by Jason Reitman

mega monsters that fit in your video camera
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Category: Uncategorized

Cloverfield (2008) is well worth seeing…

Marc Bolan, poet of psychedelia, communicates with unicorns and beautiful women
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From My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair…(1968)

Saw a face in a conical of lace, it was a strange orchestra
Mannikin skin pounding on a bass-drum, strange orchestra

Lilliputian, evil in the eyes of the man with the leaf harp
He lusts for the urchin hiding under mountains of moleskin

A big cat like t-tyrannosaurus going to Lilliput
The ensemble make a tiny rumble, the celloist solos

The sky blackens and the bass string slackens and they stand statuesquely
Then they giggle and they wiggle through the door in the big dark oak tree


Chateau in Virginia Waters
From My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair…(1968)
Broken English words cracked the air like a bell
She had a chateau in Virginia Waters
Free from all those culture vultures
Her silver car a silver cloud cloaked the air in a shroud
Her pearly author’s teeth tore the seasoned cedar coloured pheasant
Her one rich wish is to write a book about
A venetian mother’s problems on a barge in little Venice

She peers at the portrait of her poetess grandmother
Who’s theatrical in character
Wise just like Socrates
She sinks her nails into the aged canvas
But the power from the wordster’s head was cool and shrill and frightening

Miss Drag is intermingled with the powder-blue chaise lounge
She types some acid words to her hairless havana art dealer

Her one rich wish is to write a book about a chateau in Virginia Waters
Free from all those culture vultures