Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dress for Less is More

Bravo Ross Dress for Less.  It's so rare in this day and age for companies to have their own jingles written for their commercials.  Its seems that every time you turn on the TV, you hear some indie-pop, rock-pop, or pop-pop song that you are sure to find on MTV.  I'm getting sick of all this cross promotion between the television and record industries.  It's like having the TV and radio on at the same time.  Nic Harcourt is probably behind it in some form or another (he's the music supervisor for 90210).  Between iPod + iTunes and every car commercial ever made in the past few years, we have heard enough catchy songs to fill a iPod 32GB.  

Let's give a round of applause to Ria Faust, advertising manager of Ross Stores, Inc. and Executive Producer Anne Marie Lasher for not being swayed by trends and sticking to their guns and doing it the old fashion way.  If you would like to find out more about the commercial or congratulate her on a job well done, you can contact Ms. Lasher at (310) 203-8400.
This revamped new duet version of the jingle is spectacular.

Let's not forget about the slightly older upbeat junior version.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Phantom of the High School Musical

A dear friend of mine used to be obsessed with the movie version of Phantom of the Opera (like watch the dvd on repeat while driving obsessed.)  My friend found this video among many others in his/her quest to quench his/her insatiable thirst for the tender yet powerful voice of Christine Daae.   Be patient and watch it till the end.  Its well worth it.  It is with my greatest honor that I present to you Ms. Sirenelda Laia from Montserrat as Christine Daae.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Trompe L'oeil

Is it real or just an illusion?

Bookshelves by Fornasetti

Sweater with bow by Sciaparelli

Cuttoffs jeans shorts by Verissimo


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day Hooray!

These are not turkeys per se, but they are some form of flightless birds. They are from the spring/summer 2008 collection of Walter Van Beirendonck entitled "sexclown" (Stephen Jones did the headgear). Its very rare to see unbridled creativity brought into full fruition, but here it is. Straight from Walter's brain to your eyes. What I love about Walter is that he really knows how to go for it.
Text Color

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I didn't have cable growing up because my parents were too cheap to subscribe.  I'm not complaining though, because there were many gems on network TV.  For some reason, Americans were horny for flesh and the networks had no problem fulfilling their lustful desires.  I guess it helped that the FCC didn't walk in on them in the middle of their romance.  The Bikini Open had a primetime slot on the weekend and was also used as a filler show after a game until they could get back on schedule with regular programing. 

Bikini Open 2 - Semi Final Round - Laura Howard Winner - For more of the funniest videos, click here

The early 90's was also the heyday of affirmative action and I'm pretty sure in an effort to not look sexist, Bikini Open also featured men.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

rucky in rove

I know what you are thinking.  I can't get that "lucky" song out of my head.  How do you treat a hang over?  Hair of the dog of course!  This was a performance Kylie did in Japan in the early part of 2008.  All you karaoke fiends can sing along with the subtitles.  

Still feel a little queezy?  Maybe you need a shot of the updated cover by Mihimaru GT (Japanese rap included) that Ms. Minogue is refering to in the clip.

Monday, November 24, 2008

You should be so lucky

I had no idea this Kylie song

existed, until I saw this version by French & Saunders.

This has to be the most perfect F & S skit ever conceived period.

I went into a hysterical fit of laughter (including tears) when I first saw it, but truly learned to appreciate all its subtle qualities when I finally unearthed the original.  Absolute genius.

The full version of the skit above is totally worth watching when you have 10 minutes to spare.

UNITED States of America

In honor of the last entry, I'd like to present to you Sugarland without all the fanfare.  Pure and unadulterated country.  I love the audience participation.  I really think Sugarland single-handedly paved the way for Obama's win.

I like American Music

In honor of tonight's 2008 edition of the American Music Awards, l'd like to commemorate last year's stunning Sugarland performance with this entry.


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