Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Man of the Century

Man of the Century
is adorable. It's filmed in yummi black and white and features a guy stuck in the roaring twenties, but living in the modern world. The best part is the big musical piece featuring a song called Nagasaki. What a delight!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History

I heard an interview with Diana Wells' on her new book on the way home from work yesterday. I believe I've got to check it out. It was one interesting tidbit after the other.

Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History.

Friday, January 1, 2010

They Say Our Love Won't Pay the Rent...

Marianne Faithfull's birthday was Dec. 29. No, I am not a fan. I ran across some pics of her on someone's blog while searching for something else. That never happens. I scrolled over a still of her and Bowie singing I Got You Babe from his 1980 Floor Show. Oh -- off to YouTube. It still packs a punch after all these years. It's so cute when he shakes his chest feathers.

I Got You Babe - Bowie and Faithfull

Now for something completely different. Apparently Tiny Tim and someone named Eleanor Barooshian did their own version. Tiny Tim was the precursor to William Hung. He was a talk show staple for years. Eleanor sang with a chick group called The Cake. But, that's for another time. Please note - she sings the guy parts.

I Got You Babe - Tiny and Eleanor