Scala On The Rocks — Creep
Because every song sounds better when it's covered by choir-girls, especially when it has swearing for juvenile giggles. Although you do run the risk of ending up with a song that sounds like St. Winifred's School Choir singing "Grandma" (for all Americans - it's exactly as sickly-sweet as it sounds). However, this cover manages to sound rather menacing in parts, so I thought I'd share it with you.
Roy Vedas — Fragments of Life (Latin Version)
Ah, the vocoder. Who knew that one day it would breathe new life into Cher's career? We can thank Homer Dudley for that, although it also helped to encrypt phone calls between FDR and Churchill during WWII, so I suppose "Believe" was an acceptable sacrifice for the defeat of Nazi Germany. Mostly. Anyway, from 1998! The world of yesteryear and the world of tomorrow combine to create a sonic masterpiece that troubled the chart for all of one week!
Next week! Obscure tracks from an album that never existed, trapped in a world it never made!
Music Globalisation? (it's not an article I agree with, but it is thought-provoking)
NOOOOO! NOT GEORGE! *sob*
The Spinners — I'll Be Around
Formed as a reaction to being refused entry to Studio 54, the shadowy CHIC Organisation was a constant thorn in the side of people who hate fun. Groups that were funded by these members of the New Order include Sister Sledge (sadly, not a real nun), Sheila and B. Devotion, ABC, Madonna, David Bowie, and The Power Station. They remain sorry about The Power Station. CHIC currently resides in the fifth sub-basement of the MI6 building in London, waiting for the day that London is attacked and the building transforms into London's final line of defence; a 200-foot-high killer concrete robot.
Chic — What About Me?
Incidentally, does anybody else feel uneasy about the choice of song for Euro 2004? I appreciate the sentiment, I suppose; it's about a period when two opposing sides of Europe came together for a game of football. But it's still about the First World War; aren't we past that sort of jingoistic image by now?
All these companies are listed in a US State Dep. document about the Security companies currently doing business in Iraq. Amusing/Dull-horror-causing note at the top of the document:
The U.S. government assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on the list.
(And it's not like this will stop a US release. When the same thing happened to Kevin Smith's Dogma, the film was quickly snapped up by another distributor. So I don't think it's quite as bad as the article sounds, although it is discouraging, if not surprising, that Disney are blocking the film)