Friday, January 30, 2015

Disco TV: Amazing clip of Arthur Russell's documentary.

This clip always gives me chills. Amazing time capsule of pure genius and great times!

This is a re-edited excerpt from the documentary by Matt Wolf: Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell. Love this part of the movie. David Mancuso's legendary Loft parties and the night he dropped Go Bang! (Francois K edit). So good.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

RIP Rod McKuen

 RIP poet, singer, songwriter and composer  Rod McKuen.
 He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of  recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks, and classical music. He earned two Oscar nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his serious music compositions.  McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world, and spirituality, and his thirty books of poetry have sold 
 millions of copies. He released a controversial disco record in 1977 titled Slide Easy In....and it's considered an disco classic of epic kitsch proportions featuring songs with titles such as "Amor, Amor", "Don't Drink the Orange Juice" and "Full Moon Over the Ansonia Hotel" and disco orgasmic instrumental "Slide Easy In...". The cover art caused an uproar when released and had to settled for a hetero-friendly one with a glossed over sexualized female. Here is the single "Amor, Amor" and the entire LP with the original cover art for your gay pleasure. Enjoy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Disco Monk: Cathedrals

Found this old photograph of yours truly from 1992 and thought I post it along with DC LaRue's emblematic epic disco classic "Cathedrals". This is the 1976 original version in all it's glory.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

RIP Anita Ekberg

This homage goes to this beautiful Swedish lady who enchanted us in her role as Sylvia on Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Anita Ekberg, your iconic beauty will live on forever. RIP

....and what better way to celebrate her life by listening to Nino Rota's

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Me! I Disconnect From You

We start the new year with an amazing vinyl only unreleased gem from Grace Jones' seminal LP Nightclubbing Compact Point All Stars sessions making this cover of Gary Numan's sync pop song a total sublime dance floor experience by combining disco and reggae brilliantly.  This 12" offering was part of last years' well received Record Store Day, the other side featured "Feel Up". Enjoy!