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“Oh, yeah, I got that blog thing I gotta do…” September 13, 2011

…is the thought that occurred to me at approximately 9:35 p.m. today, while watching Doogie Howser, M.D..  Luckily, this thought just happened to pop into my head during a random musical sequence in the show, so I thought that’d be what I’d post about today.  Having recently become a fan of Neil Patrick Harris, I was aware that he is not only a talented actor, but also quite the song-and-dance man.  But I had no idea he’d been breaking into random song on television for this long:

That is all I’ve got for today, and hopefully I’ll be descending into sleepy-land myself within a few hours, ’cause I got work in the morning.

 

It’s been a slow month for posts… July 29, 2010

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…especially since I’ve been taking summer classes and all, and I know I should be posting about things more relevant than this (not to mention get back on that whole “Video of the Week” thing being posted on an actual weekly basis), but this fanvid made me so excited, I just had to share it with the world.  See, being a fan of The Mighty Boosh for a little over a year now, I’ve always felt something was missing from YouTube amidst the countless fanvids devoted to the alleged (oh, who am I kidding?  It’s been blatant since the penultimate episode, “Party”) romance between main characters Howard Moon and Vince Noir and the innumerable mash-ups of Lady Gaga and Old Gregg.  And that something was a fanvid set to a song which I always believed was quite clearly the unofficial theme song of both the show’s resident fashionista Vince Noir, and the real-life glam goddess who plays him, Noel Fielding.  And yet, a Fielding/Noir fanvid containing the song in question was inexplicably absent from the archives of YouTube until my most recent semi-daily Noel Fielding YouTube search just a half hour ago.  Behold, mortals, the wonder that is Noel Fielding, the magnificent English comedian/artist/game show contestant/androgyne/eccentric/prolific music video star!

In fact, maybe my next “Video of the Week” should be one featuring this guy…he’s been in so many, he could give Alicia Silverstone a run for her money.  Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating there.  But for a while he was for Robots in Disguise what Tawny Kitane (sp?) was for Whitesnake.

 

Today’s post has been brought to you by LJ Lawrence and his fantastic facial hair of DOOM! June 6, 2010

Yup, this is totally the background on my laptop right now. Because LJ's new mustache is just THAT awesome.

Having lately viewed some recent images and videos of The Dead Weather (you know, that band I was all psyched about around the time I started this blog and since have written oodles and oodles of posts on of varying degrees of relevance?  Yeah, they’re back with a new album already.  And, amazingly, I have yet to get my hands on it), I couldn’t help but notice the manly new growth of hair on bassist Little Jack “LJ” Lawrence’s once-boyish face.  And since LJ, up until now, has probably changed the least in appearance out of all the people who’ve been in bands with Jack White (including Jack White himself, who seems to change his hairstyle every time a new album comes out.  Lately he seems to be sporting a vaguely girlish Alvin-Lee-at-Woodstock kinda ‘do — that is, if Alvin Lee decided to go goth at Woodstock, highly unlikely considering goth did not exist as a fashion statement until around the time The Cure came out, unless you want to count proto-goths like Alice Cooper and Sally Field.  Now, where was I?  Oh, yeah, LJ), and since I was just waiting for an excuse to dedicate an entire post to the world’s most adorkable bassist (who also happens to have some of the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen and I must find out what kind of shampoo and/or conditioner he uses), I decided what they hey?  So tonight, I celebrate my love for Little Jack.  As well as the power a mere mustache has to make what used to be one of the most innocuous-looking musicians ever to collaborate with Jack White (yes, even Meg would look almost hostile next to the pre-whiskered LJ) look downright sinister.  Like some absinthe-drinking evil genius who may or may not also be a vampire and/or warlock…  

For comparison, here are two music videos featuring LJ.  The first is an old video from one of LJ’s previous bands (as far as bands go, LJ is quite possibly the only artist in either The Dead Weather or The Raconteurs who is more prolific than Mr. White), The Greenhornes, where the nerdy-awesome bassist is clean-shaven and joins his bandmates to spread joy and peace and retro-delic swirls of color.  In the latter video, the latest from The Dead Weather, brief glimpses can be seen of LJ (although the video is dominated by frontpersons Alison Mosshart and Jack White) with his newfound whiskers of terror!  And naturally, this video is much darker.  Is this perhaps because of LJ Lawrence’s sudden aversion to the ol’ razor?  Probably not.  But that’s not going to keep me from pretending to theorize that LJ’s facial hair or lack thereof determines the degree of darkness in the videos he appears in (a theory which I know full well can be very easily refuted by the videos for The Raconteurs’ “Broken Boy Soldier” — no mustache, but still a plenty creepy video, esp. since I’m pretty sure Floria Sigismondi, the director of the “Broken Boy Soldier” vid also direced “Die By the Drop” — and Blanche’s very death-centric “Someday” — which not only features Little Jack with no facial hair, but also features him playing the banjo — how ominous could that possibly be?  The answer:  very).  Because I love making up weird theories like that in my spare time…you should hear my latest one about The Eagles’ “Hotel California” being a result of the song’s writer being possessed by the spirit of Shirley Jackson…except I actually almost believe that one myself.  Seriously, go and read “A Visit” and tell me “Hotel California” isn’t some sort of spiritual successor…but anyway, back to the LJ and the mustache business…  

By the way, it seems as though LJ now has not only a mustache, but a full-fledged goatee…check it out…