The Rich Girls Are Weeping

04 April 2007

I like it when something I find kind of serendipitously dovetails with something delivered into our overflowing, over-stuffed email box (seriously DO NOT GO IN THERE) -- it's frightening.

I am (naturally, hello!) in love with Kids on TV's cover of "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off." (via AgentLovelette) You know, you remember -- Jermaine Stewart, right? Boy-freestyle? YES! I had a huge video post a few weeks back that Blogger decided would make a good midnight snack that was chock-full of awesometastic videos, including the stunning juxtaposition of said song and Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend" -- and the inevitable postmodern-mindfuck mating of the two -- Justin Timberlake's "My Love."

You know ... like this:

Jermaine Stewart -- We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

Justin Timberlake -- My Love

Anyway, Kids on TV's album Mixing Business With Pleasure is coming out on blocksblocksblocks soon-ish; they're having a record release show on my birthday in Toronto. Which I imagine will be totally fun. They're currently touring Europe, and are currently in the wilds of Denmark headed for Germany.

Kids on TV -- We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off


Meanwhile, from the PR machine comes Pink Nasty's cover of Usher's "Burn". You know I don't generally serve up stuff from promo people unless it's worth hearing, and this is. I should probably also let you know that Ms. Nasty is touring with those other Austin darlings who double as her backing band, The Black. Keep an eye out for them. And, if you like, stream all of her great debut, Mold The Gold behind this link. Good times!

Pink Nasty -- Burn

Needless to say, after following Shearwater across the U.S. in people's Flickrs, I'm on tenterhooks for Sunday (SUNDAY! SUNDAY!). I'm torn between holding a "WIN A DATE WITH CINDY HOTPOINT" contest (I kid, I kid) or just going alone or asking out a certain interesting young gentleman. I know this may shock you, but I'm horribly shy when it comes to those kinds of things. I don't think anyone would ever call me forward.

I suppose I should also mention that I'm kind of all about the Voxtrot debut, which I'm sure is shocking to no one -- and I'm avoiding the backlash like the plague. But I'll have more on that when I write a review approx. two months from now. (Can't post a track now -- I don't feel like running afoul of the nice folks at Beggars, you know how it is...) Anyway, perhaps by then, the hater-aters will have calmed down...or not.

ps -- NYC-ers, anyone else going to Patrick Wolf on Thurs. @ Hiro Ballroom?

pss -- Latest secret dance party track: Cosmos -- Take Me With U (Vocal Mix) . Seriously.


Anonymous pinkievonbloom said...

That Kids on TV photo appears to be dangerously close to Libertines "porn" circa 2003-5. Just saying.

Just ask the boy for crying out loud. He's neat!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 4:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The horrible irony of Jermaine Stewart dying of AIDS is forever burned into my brain. I'll never be able to listen to that song without getting a little misty...and then laughing...and then hating myself for laughing.

Whatevs, let's all drink some cherrywine!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 4:50:00 PM  
Blogger J Frank Parnell said...

The Jermaine Stewart song was about dry humping. It had to be. I recall the irony of dry humping was that if you got really good at it, my girlfriend saw no reason to go any further. Neither did I, but still. The mountain must be climbed because it's there.

He died of AIDS? A delish irony. Then again, maybe he was telling the truth, and having a good time to him meant just rolling up his sleeve and tying it off.

Shearwater new versions from me today, btw, but I suspect you got em already. Is the Sunday show sold out? I'm considering going, but Bowery always gets too crowded to have a decent beer unless you go early. I don't wanna go early.

The new voxtrot is good? I wait with baited breath.

Friday, April 06, 2007 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

There was a tribute album from Double Agent Records that had an unbelievably twee cover of 'We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off' by Class. It's one of my favorites, and I think the album is available on iTunes (or from a secret Jermaine Stewart fan).

Monday, April 09, 2007 2:41:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

RE: pss

Thanks for posting the Cosmos track. I've never heard the vocal mix. Tom Middleton is one of the best producers/DJs out there.

Have you heard the mashup? It's the instrumental of this with Daft Punk's Harder Faster... so good!

Monday, April 09, 2007 3:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody post an mp3 of jermaine stewart! it's not available on itunes.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 11:31:00 PM  

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