Okay, first off, this isn't music related at all...but did you know they almost made an Electra Woman and Dyna Girl remake in 2001 for the WB? To play the washed up, trailer-trash, alcoholic Electra Woman, who did they cast but Night Court's Markie Post (who I had a huge crush on as a kid - but nowhere near as bad as this creepy fan). The pilot isn't bad...dump the perky pop music and it could have been a nice pairing with Lookwell, another lost pilot with potential. More info and video link to the pilot here, and here are some clips from the original show (including the awesome theme song and a few moments with the evil mastermind Glitter Rock). Just to keep this somewhat relevant to the MP3 postings, how about a storybook album for The Krofft Supershow, featuring Kaptain Kool and the Kongs. (Iron on Electra Woman image courtesy Phoney Fresh)
Now meet the real life Electra Woman. It's disco goddess and Automatic Lover, Dee D. Jackson. A generous amount of photos and two albums of sexy dance cooing await you.
By the time you read this one of the best blogs around, Post Punk Junk, will exist no more because their web server says that it's "too popular". Completely lame! Tune in next week and I'll re-post some of their best stuff in tribute. Another of my favorites, the Halloween music blog Scar Stuff, is on temporary hiatus due to server problems, but the blog Mostly Ghostly is taking requests and re-posting many of the albums - and even some new ones.
norelpref is a Church of the Subgenius friendly blog that posts pretty much anything interesting, bizarre, or frightening about the media. But even better, each post is accompanied by a collection of homemade (I think) sound collages that nicely compliment the cut-up sounds of your Negativland collection.
Hey kiddies, after lambasting corporate culture a bit, why not just give in and sing the McDonald's Menu Song based on Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me). Listen closely and you could win a million dollars!!!! And watch the video as well. It's not a commercial, but a lively homemade video for the sweepstakes flexi-disc.
Looking for "doomish drones based solely on the desire to find the exact frequency that when played live would make the audience defecate on the spot"? How about some SunnO))). Or you could try the Ben Folds Five, who recently scammed a New York audience into believing in the brown note - with the help of Improv Everywhere (scroll down to Beacon Theatre entry).
More links to mp3s and groovy videos after the jump.
Also on the internet this week:
- Three French soundtrack 45s, including the decidedly non-French Deep Throat.
- Praise be, it's the complete recorded works of Arizona Dranes, a 1920s gospel/blues performer who was featured on the Goodbye Babylon box set. Part One | Part Two | Part Three
- But that's noting compared to the sentiment that "God Will Fuck You Up". Listen to that while studying the cover art of Christian songbooks.
- Before karaoke there were Super Star mall recording studios. Somewhere I still have my version of Funkytown. No, I will never share. In similar news, here's the self-made cassette by Chunk of Funk. Yup. Just as lame as it sounds.
- A look back at Nintendo Core (soooo 2003).
- Remember when a Feelies album would open up a whole new world for you?
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Harry Nilsson.
- Mrs. Miller does her thing, which naturally involves pot brownies.
- Wasn't there some big deal sports something-or-other last weekend. Whatever. I just need these three magic words: All Sports Band!
- Not as magic, but appropriate: Payton & Perry go solo, leaving the Shufflin' Crew behind.
- Tales From the Dark Side. That theme is still embedded in my brain after all these years.
- 24 one minute library tracks labeled "Music For Fun".
- 365 has been going crazy with industrial musicals lately, but here's one they haven't done yet: The Monroe Calculator Company.
- Let Jim Bakker teach you How to Accomplish the Impossible. Like, say, stay out of prison.
- Super Movie Themes as performed by the Love Unlimited Orchestra. Yes, you can now hear the Barry White treatment on the Grease theme song (and on Shaft, of course).
- Speaking of shafts: an essay on the life of Chuck Berry.
- Throbbing Gristle rare cassette tape release, Nothing Short of Total War.
- Must Enoch Light always overstate his point? To wit: "After years of research, the producers, arrangers and artists...have produced THE recording of the future which will serve as a leader in the world of recorded sound for many years to come."
- Patti Smith on "Kids Are People, Too", first interviewed then singing You Light Up My Life. Warning, your head may explode. Actually, it's rather sweet. She's just one of the kids.
- A 1984 documentary on the history of hip-hop: Beat This. Part One | Links to all six parts
- Lee Hazlewood and Lilli Lindfors cover Harry Chapin's Taxi.
- Espanol chanteuse Marisol has got the best moves!
- Medium Medium - Hungry, So Angry
- Incredible teen soul singer Barbara Lynn in performance in the 60s.
- The Village People try to make that transition into the 80s...by having Sex Over the Phone.
- But even their cheesiness can't top the Go-Gos. No, not the SoCal 80s legends, this is the German version of Hot Gossip...sort of.