Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pazz & Jop 2009

I think this is my Village Voice Pazz & Jop 2009 ballot. I took the opportunity of a snafu to resubmit and wedge in some last-minute listening. So tUnE-yArDs and Dirty Projectors were dropped from the albums list, Jay Sean's arrival "Down" and The Ting Tings' non-rebellious "We Walk" from singles. I'm dizzee, bonkers, definitely not free - as usual, anyone griping about no good new music (or even no new boundary-pushing, forward-thinking music) just ain't listening. In fact, 2009 > 2008 to these ears.

1. Glasvegas: Glasvegas (Columbia)
2. DJ Quik and Kurupt, BlaQKout (Mad Science)
3. Sonic Youth: The Eternal (Matador)
4. Health: Get Color (Lovepump United)
5. White Denim: Fits (Full Time Hobby)
6. Brad Paisley: American Saturday Night (Arista Nashville)
7. Raffertie: The Bigger Than Barry Mixtape (mp3)
8. Mos Def: The Ecstatic (Downtown)
9. Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart (Columbia)
10. Wet Hair: The Beach (Night People)

1. Ryan Leslie: “Gibberish” (Casablanca)
2. Jesse McCartney featuring Ludacris: “How Do You Sleep?” (Hollywood)
3. Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden: "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank)
4. Raffertie: “Sugar” (Seclusiasis)
5. Walter Jones: "Living Without Your Love" (DFA)
6. Franz Ferdinand: “No You Girls (Raffertie Remix)” (Domino)
7. Lady Gaga: “Poker Face” (Interscope)
8. Lady Gaga: "Bad Romance" (Interscope)
9. Major Lazer featuring Vybz Kartel: "Pon de Floor" (Downtown)
10. Jada: “American Cowboy” (Motown/Universal)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best Video of c. 1992

Moi Rene: "Miss Honey"

She knew that I was not gone long!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is this Edith Massey in Arise, My Love (Mitchell Leisen, 1940)?

So apparently Edith Massey told John Waters that she was an extra in Mitchell Leisen's Arise, My Love (1940). Having finally procured a copy of the film, I scanned for Ms. Edie and, 75 minutes into it, found an extra who resembles her a great deal. At left:

Of course, I'm going by how Massey looked when she was in her 50s. IMDb has her born in 1918 which would've made her only 21 or 22 when Arise, My Love was filmed. The woman above doesn't look like she's in her early 20s to me. But who knows? Maybe an Edith Massey scholar? Anyone?

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