Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

House & Hotrods

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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Posted in the WU group a while ago by a friend, but I thought I’d share it. Attempting to post on this blog almost daily from now on. Yeah right.

Dream Beam

Monday, March 19th, 2012

My boyfriend plays this record to me nearly everyday. I love it and look at how fantastic the video is – I didn’t even expect it to have a proper music video. I’m not really into the whole ironic “I love acid/rave/keith haring and smileys on everything” phenomenon but those are some jazzy visuals and the styling is so bad it’s good…

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Song For A Future Generation

Friday, February 10th, 2012
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What’s not to love about this video?!

Postmodernism

Friday, October 7th, 2011

On Wednesday I went to Postmodernism: Style and Subversion – 1970-1990 at the V&A, nere are some of my favourite things from the exhibition.

Ray Petri ‘The Harder They Come, The Better” 1985

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Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance, 1988

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Grandmaster flash, clip from Wildstyle, 1983

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Devo – Whip It, 1980 – ‘Energydome’ hats by Gerald Casale

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Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes, 1982 – I was particularly impressed with his suit, which they had on display.

Grace Jones Maternity Dress, Jean Paul Goude, 1979

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Venus In Furs, from Because We Must – Charles Atlas, 1979. Outfits by Leigh Bowery & Mr Pearl

Laurie Anderson – Big Science, 1982

Kraftwerk – Man Machine, 1978

Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict, 1977

Karl Lagerfeld in his Memphis Furnished apartment in Monte Carlo, 1981. Photo by Jacques Schumacher

Portland Building – Michael Graves, 1985

Mercedes Coffin, Samuel Kane Kwesi – Ghana 1993

Grace

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Sylvester

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Sylvester had some amazing 12″ artwork, the first on is evidently influenced by the work of Jean Paul Goude and Grace Jones.

Aaliyah

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Get Aaliyah to number 1 tomorrow, the 10th anniversary of her Death. Buy the single “Try Again” on iTunes today.

I have too many favourite Aaliyah songs;

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RIP Aaliyah

 

Like two ships passing in the night…

Monday, July 25th, 2011
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I know it’s late – RIP Amy.

Her best song – it has a lot of emotional weight, even more so now. I wanted that dress when I was 17, still do.

Sexy Legs Contest

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
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Joe Hart posted this in the World Unknown group yesterday, amazing dance moves throughout – especially the lady in the sexy legs contest at 5:05.

Stratus Dance Club was the premier alcohol-free young adult nightclub in Southern California from 1978 to 1987. Located in Casa de Oro – the foothills of Mt. Helix , Stratus catered to high-school and college students from San Diego County to as far north as Los Angeles.

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Bad Meaning Good, 1987

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Tim Westwood’s Hip Hop culture documentary from 1987. It features rare interviews with some UK rap artists who are pretty much forgotten now, such as MC Crazy Noddy (of Sindecut), Cookie Crew, London Posse, Wee Papa Girl Rappers and many more. There is also an appearance from a young Trevor Nelson and well known US rappers Run DMC.