The Rich Girls Are Weeping

02 April 2007

The weekend at TGRAW HQ went a little something like this, thanks to the fact that the C train wasn't running:



Derek Jarman's films pretty much define clear-eyed prescience -- especially Jubilee. And the best part has to be Jordan as Amyl Nitrate singing (shreiking? wailing?) uh, the anthemic "Rule Britannia". (Jordan apparently, in addition to working at a fetish shop in Brighton, occasionally performed with Adam and the Ants.)

[Small editorial aside from Pinkie: Contrary to our speculation that Jordan, née Pamela Rooke, may have met with a bad end, we were pleased to find that Wikipedia, among other sources, states that Ms. Rooke is now a veterinary nurse and a noted breeder of Burmese cats. But we do suppose that cat breeding, in its obvious absurdity, is a pretty iconoclastic avocation.]




It's always nice to find another April Stevens fan, seriously -- especially one as nearly giddy as he was when I mentioned her iconic cult album Teach Me Tiger... Now then, perhaps my treasured vinyl copy of that LP will materialize from the aether. (Winning back cover copy: 'she sings like her throat is full of angora sweaters...')

April Stevens -- Teach Me Tiger


(And check out the rollicking duet "I've Been Carrying A Torch For You So Long That I Burned A Great Big Hole In My Heart" performed with her brother Nino Tempo over at Domino Rally)

Must dash for now, but I'm thinking of you. Really!

ps -- In Flagranti dj set, A Decade of Hero Worship

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

Not sure about the webstats, but content-wise, this "blog" sucks worse every week...

-E

Saturday, April 07, 2007 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jordan worked at a fetish shop... in London. It was called Sex, then Seditionaries, and was owned by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, who worked with and clothed the Sex Pistols.

Sunday, April 08, 2007 6:29:00 PM  
Anonymous pinkievonbloom said...

Jeff, or E, or whomever. Think you can do better? So do it, instead of spending your life sitting in front of your computer critiquing blogs. Don't like us? Dude, stop reading us, instead of coming here "every week" to see if you like it less. Go outside or something. It's spring!

Anonymous, thank you for that penetrating glimpse into the obvious. ;) And Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood spawned Joseph Corré, mastermind of Agent Provocateur. We assume that no one needs the Cliff's Notes.

Monday, April 09, 2007 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

*sigh*

Jeff/E/person whose account was deleted: What's yr. damage? Seriously. Instead of being a hater-ater, give some constructive criticism. What did we formerly do that you're missing now? Seriously -- do tell!

Anon: Well, yes. This is true, she did work at Seditionaries. But, according to the interviews on the DVD (I believe with Toyah Wilcox...), Jordan was commuting from her job in Brighton at the time of the Jubilee filming, and would come 2 hours on the bus in latex and spike heels. I thought it was a great story!

Monday, April 09, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger dalston shopper said...

just in case you're interested, the In Flagranti guys originally did a series of cassettes back in the 90's called "smylonylon". You can find one here on my blog and links to others.

http://dalstonoxfamshop.blogspot.com/2006/06/smylonylon-28-tape-mix.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 12:16:00 PM  

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