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Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 11:37 am
The pop dictators

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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)

not as good as David Sylvian, though.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 11:35 am (UTC)

I must say I think Sylvian -- in terms of his gestures and look -- isn't really a Bowie impersonator in the same sense that Griff and Jap are. Griff and Jap do the exact same mime moves, "wide stride" hip thrusts and so on as Bowie. Sylvian is more shy and retiring, more Andy Warhol. He's never going to give you a Lindsay Kemp routine. And vocally he's more like Ferry than Bowie. More crooneresque.

By the way, I completely adore this:



It's hard to imagine Hitler singing that.


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akabe
akabe
alin huma
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)

can certainly hear echoes of this in some of your stuff (Pierrot Lunaire etc)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)

I think, commercially speaking, there probably isn't enough of this stuff going on in my work. You know, when you look at one video on YouTube and it's got 5,000 views, and another one has 500,000, often the difference is that the latter touches on some primal theme or manner which is a bit "fascist": populism, nationalism, sexism, groin thrusting, things I'd probably be too refined, ironic or PC to put into my work. More fool me, perhaps.


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akabe
akabe
alin huma
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)

yes, and i think that's when (surely, one one level only, but one i can truly appreciate) your songs become something like song-like essays about songs.


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Sat, Sep. 29th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)

Yes, but Sylvia had the hair, and also he does the knee dance. So he wins.

Aaah that show is great, someone posted him duetting It´s My Party with Cilla Black to glam_lolz last week, it was genius.


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