jonathanbogart:

andrewtsks:

jonathanbogart:

Whenever I remember doing something that makes me want to shrivel up and die of embarrassment, I think about the fact that Elvis Costello sent a copy of “Man Out of Time” to Ira Gershwin with thanks for the inspiration, and everything looks better in comparison.

Interesting. That’s not Costello’s version of the story:

Several years later, while working on the album King Of America, I was in a Hollywood hotel bar and a man introduced himself and started talking about [Imperial Bedroom]. He turned out to be the renowned pianist, singer, and connoisseur of arcane and obscure lyrics of the Broadway era, Michael Fienstein. He had once worked as an assistant to Ira Gershwin, and he told me that when a New York Times review compared some of the writing on Imperial Bedroom to his brother, George, Mr. Gershwin had requested that his assistant purchase a copy of the record.

It conjures a horrifying image of a despairing Ira Gershwin being assailed by the howling introduction of “Man Out Of Time”, believing that this is what the people made of his brother’s legacy. He had no way of knowing that I would have been delighted by this small contact with the musical world that existed before rock and roll. Having read the cutting remarks in Mr. Gershwin’s volume of annotated lyrics, I probably don’t want to know his true reaction to the record.

(source)

Hm. I must have conflated that story with another in which he did actually send one of his idols a record, and felt foolish about it later; those Rhino liner notes were where I thought I got it from.

Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002)

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buttercreamdicks:


fakeliampayne Style from Julian Bunetta the original captain

Liam Payne as Hugh Hefner AU, and go

liam is probably trying to live that au

buttercreamdicks:

fakeliampayne Style from Julian Bunetta the original captain

Liam Payne as Hugh Hefner AU, and go

liam is probably trying to live that au

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jonathanbogart:

Whenever I remember doing something that makes me want to shrivel up and die of embarrassment, I think about the fact that Elvis Costello sent a copy of “Man Out of Time” to Ira Gershwin with thanks for the inspiration, and everything looks better in comparison.

livingasasacrifice:

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance. V&A Museum

livingasasacrifice:

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance. V&A Museum

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oldtobegin:

gingbat:

oldtobegin:

spike & slayer nikki wood in new york city in 1977

Oh mama if there was a Nikki spinoff id poop and pee

I wouldn’t let joss whedon get within three state lines of this story, but give me some WOC showrunners and gimme this spinoff!!!Black woman showrunner or no deal imo

oldtobegin:

gingbat:

oldtobegin:

spike & slayer nikki wood in new york city in 1977

Oh mama if there was a Nikki spinoff id poop and pee

I wouldn’t let joss whedon get within three state lines of this story, but give me some WOC showrunners and gimme this spinoff!!!

Black woman showrunner or no deal imo

dyfl:

I figured I’d better write the book rather than the episode. (x)

KIT HARINGTON’S “I’M LISTENING” FACE THO

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tenaflyviper:

I would just like to draw attention to the fact that the poster for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) totally apes the poster for The Breakfast Club (1985).

I think that deserves some recognition.

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