I saw Lady Gaga in Belgium in 2009 before she was a superstar,
That was at the same Rock Werchter festival where Katy Perry appeared the next day, before she was a superstar.
And I remember Jamie Lee Curtis’s first movie.
And now they talk about their craft. Really interesting.
Not quite “We Are the World,” but does get the point across.
Patti Smith, who will be 70 in December, is the godmother of punk.
She gave an outdoor concert a couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Center in New York. Had I known that was happening, I would have hopped on a bus to catch it.
Because what other first lady can you imagine doing this, and being so cool?
(Of course, if Melania Trump becomes first lady, at least we know what songs she’s going to sing.)
Sometimes, you just needed to flash back a few decades. So let’s listen to the Ronettes …
… and the Crystals. But the story’s more complex, so check out all the “girl groups”:
For some of these, I think the ending is obvious. But even though it’s an honorable mention, has anyone ever explained the ending of “Mulholland Drive“?
I mean, even this scene makes no sense and it isn’t even close to the end:
Admittedly, it is one of the most beautiful “What the hell just happened” moments in film.
I was obsessing about girl solo singers of the 1960s yesterday and started thinking about this after thinking about “Downtown“:
That’s Lulu singing “To Sir, With Love.” The movie was pretty good, too.
Sort of a reversal of the white teacher straightening out the minority kids in the inner city, but consider this. This actually is what all those movies were copying.
But wild kids didn’t originate in the 1960s. Sidney Poitier had his own high school delinquent experience here:
But this is a white teacher straightening out predominantly white kids in the inner city.