Posted tagged ‘oscars’

Actress Julia Roberts and Two Handsome Black Men

March 3, 2014

All right, I’m running this shit in the ground about the Oscars.  I might take this blog off later on.  Yet, here it goes.  Here’s a sneak peak of Vanity Fair’s Oscar cover, photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz.

Vanity Fair Oscar 2014 cover

I really don’t give a shit about the Oscars.  Yet, I could not help noticing Julia Roberts sitting in between Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor.  America’s favorite white actress is sandwiched between two handsome black men.  Look at her, she’s just a smiling too.

Julia Robers, Idris Elba and Chiwetal Ejiofor

Fearing I might get sued, I’ll just leave that one alone.

 

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Ellen DeGeneres Epic Oscar Selfie

March 2, 2014

Because this is mostly a music and booty blog, I was not going to post this.  I’m referring to the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie. The Oscars mostly deal with actors and movies, something this blog definitely isn’t about. Yet, I knew folks were going to look for it.   Right now, it’s a huge hit on Twitter.  Here’s the epic selfie.  Enjoy.

Ellen degenres oscar selfie

A Treat for Purple Rain Fans: Vanity’s Version of “Sex Shooter”

May 16, 2013

When most people think of the song “Sex Shooter”, they think of Appolonia 6, the girl group who performed the song in the 1984 movie Purple Rain.


For those unfamiliar with the movie, Purple Rain stars rock star Prince as a troubled musician in the Minneapolis music scene.

 

Prior to filming the movie, Prince dated Vanity of  Vanity 6, a girl group he also produced.

 

Yet, Vanity dropped out of the movie.  But before she quit the movie, she recorded an earlier version of “Sex Shooter”, something I found out recently.  Despite the song being just a demo version, I personally believe Vanity sung it better.  Yet, I’ll let the reader be the judge.

Appolonia’s version.

 

Vanity’s version.

Vinyl Night VI

December 12, 2012

Last Tuesday, Little Fish-Huge Pond hosted another vinyl night.

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Check out the new flier created by Liz Watkins, local artist and the bar owner’s sister.

Vinyl Night

Certified Gold by Various Artists

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Released in 1981 by K-tel.  From the late sixties to the late nineties, K-Tel sold compilation albums of current hits.   This particular double album contains “I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins, “Whip It” by Devo, “All Out of Love” by Air Supply and “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince.

I played both records.  One young lady complained about a song, but I didn’t give a shit.  I let it play anyway.

When it started playing, I couldn’t help singing along to Benny Mardones’ “Into The Night”.  You may not recognize the name, but you may definitely know the song when you hear it.

She’s just sixteen years old
Leave her alone, they say,

Private Dancer by Tina Turner

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Released in 1984, the album contains the hits “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Better Be Good to Me” and my personal favorite “Private Dancer”.

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After going solo and divorcing the late Ike Turner, who she used to perform with, the album became Tina Turner’s breakthrough.

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Arena by Duran Duran

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A live album released in 1984, it contains the hits “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Is There Something I Should Know” and “Union of the Snakes”.

Also, it contains a new studio track “Wild Boys”.

Last week, a drunken idiot saw this album and went, “Duran Duran.  They’re a bunch of fags.”

Back in middle school, I remember the girls going crazy over “those fags”.

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(Oh yea, included in the album package is a booklet containing photos of each band member.  I attempted photographing the booklet. Yet, that proved unsuccessful.)

Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby by Terence Trent D’Arby

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Released in 1987, the debut album contains the hits “Wishing Well”, “If You Let Me Stay” and my personal favorite “Sign Your Name”.

Incidentally, being the bar’s location is Sanford, Mr. D’Arby once lived nearby in DeLand.  DeLand is about twenty minutes away from Sanford. He still has family there.

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By this time, the guitarist for musician Andrew W.K. was in the building.  A nice guy.  Yet, a big pain in the ass.

After showing him one of my albums, I had to cut Terence D’Arby short.  (By the way, his legal name is now Sananda Francesco Maitreya.)

Chicago 17 by Chicago

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Released in 1984, the album contains the hits “Stay the Night”, “Hard Habit to Break” , “You’re the Inspiration” and “Along Comes a Woman”.

As soon as “Stay the Night” came on, the guitarist and my friend Keith started singing out loud.

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As usual, most of my information comes from Wikipedia.

More people showed up this week.  Because the music selections are usually from the seventies to the eighties, I suspect the night might become more popular with the over-thirty crowd.  As long as the night attracts people enjoying themselves, I don’t give a damn.

Celebrating Prince

June 28, 2012

During the first week of June, I attempted a Prince celebration.

Yet, due to heavy rain and equipment breaking down, that almost failed.  Yet, managed to get photos.

Some folks dressed in purple.

A doll reminded me of Prince. So, I photographed it.

The Batman shirt references Prince’s soundtrack for the Batman movie starring Michael Keaton. Incidentally, I received two requests for “Batdance.”

The next night, I went to The Peacock Room on Prince’s actual birthday, June 7.  For the last hour of my gig, I played his music. Shelly Richards, the bartender dressed as him.