Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kim Noble / Noble & Silver E1

Last weekend I saw Kim Noble Will Die at the Soho Theatre. I thought it was an awesome show but it will not be for everyone. Difficult to categorize - it is a personal piece that is at times sad and shocking and which also pushes boundaries of taste (truly 'avante-garde') - but I also found it brilliantly, cathartically funny. I've rarely laughed so heartily and sincerely at any kind of media in my life. Maybe it means I'm fucked up too, but hey. Here's a preview/interview and a review to give you a flavour and check out his website too.

And further to my earlier post on his now (hopefully not permanently?) defunct double act with Stuart Silver here is the first episode of the superlative Noble and Silver TV series which I just found on Youtube.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Betty Boop

Just a little bloggin' early in the evening...

I've been off the mp3 trail big time. No PC in my room now so even my Facebook bullshit is mostly conducted in Internet cafes. My top 5 'celebrity crushes' are Gina Gershon, Marisa Tomei, Beyonce, Monica Bellucci and Rosario Dawson, in case you were wondering...

I've been thinking about posting this for awhile, three genius Betty Boop cartoons. If you only watch one, watch the first one, 'Snow White'. Every time I show it to friends (twice and counting) they fidget uncomfortably for the first 2 or 3 minutes but I tell them to give it a chance because it gets really freaky and cool.

Here's another, 'M.D.'

And here's a third, 'Minnie The Moocher', featuring (as did the first) a song with vocals by Cab Calloway

They were smoking some good shit in the early 30s, huh?