Sunday, July 29, 2012
The cover of the new Pet Shop Boys album makes me think of perfume. Are they also releasing a new fragrance?
Speaking of covers, the Boys (fresh from performing at Wimbledon as pre-Olympic match entertainment) are about to release a cover of classic Bee Gees' track "I started a joke" as a B-side to "Winner."
Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Finally Christopher Nolan is done sucking the fun out of Batman and infusing it with grandiose self-importance. A lot didn't make any sense and the editing was choppy, but at least you don't feel the 2 hours and 44 minutes go by.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
''I think if you're English, and especially if you're from London, and you're an electronic musician, then [the Pet Shop Boys are] definitely going to have an influence and be an inspiration."
Hot Chip's Felix Martin
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
George Michael, thankfully back in the game (for the moment at least), makes another ultra-stilish video, this time employing his gal-pal druggy Kate Moss, in a long tradition of using supermodels in his videos.
Madonna is also up to her old tricks, recycling a video formula she's done a few too many times: the "drive around town and pick up random people to dance in her car" schtick. Now with Italian backgrounds on the greenscreen.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The PSB announced the new single for Elysium, which so far is a snorefest. After beautiful but barely moving Invisible, they came up with a synth ballad for the Olympic Games, which is as cheesy as it sounds.
While Pride attracts millions to the streets of Rio and São Paulo and Rio ranks among the most gay-friendly cities in the world, Brazil is a whole still got a long road ahead. Last week, in the state of Bahia, a man was stoned to death by a group of young men after leaving a party hugging another guy (who happened to be his twin brother.) Neither of the men were gay, but they crossed the cultural line of masculine affection in public.) Another young gay men was cruelly killed in the state of Rio and thrown in a river, right on Pride Day. Meanwhile, among the educated echelons of society, the “gay” is moving from joke-butt to must-have.