My life has been changed by this recent announcement. I will be unavailable for comment for forty-eight hours while I turn inward and search for the words to describe exactly how my life has been changed.
Today our Shalamar study group examines the sacred trio’s 1982 single,”There It Is” from the album, “Friends.” This is the blessed beat and heavenly sound of Solar Records. Inside the lyrics we find a piece of true dance-floor poetry. Effective, beautiful and transporting, the poem uses a simple simile on top of a sound that seems to smile as it sways softly over it’s central yet unwritten theme, “the sometimes turbulent waters on the ocean of love.”
Here now, the standard King James 12″ version for your notes:
Composers – Nidra Beard, Dana Myers and Charmaine Elaine Sylvers
VERSE 2 –
In the sea of love we set our sails when waters were rough,
Two in search of love with no direction,
Fish were biting at the time when catching wasn’t enough,
We couldn’t make a sport of our affection.
And who would dream that we would sail into each other?
Ooh girl, I never felt the wave of love so strong,
And this love I never felt in any other,
I trust it like a lighthouse guides a ship to land,
I found it when you touched my hand.
( Extra credit and no homework work work work work to anyone who can get Rhianna to read this. )
Hey Howard Hewitt, LOOKIN GOOD ! ! ! ; )
Howard’s time tested talent is still makin’ Akron proud.
I love any song that’s asking, “How can I not be crazy yet?”
Too much thyme will ruin anything. It’s strong – you have to be careful. But I’ll tell you one thing, a little sprig right on top of a Pina Colada (virgin or not) will blow your mind – just don’t get too much of it…on your hands…because then you’d have…too much thyme…on your hands…yeah.
This is basically a straight forward disco format here. I need that boulder shoulder jumpsuit. Very nice.
I know – Hillary Duff. Wha? – I’ve been “researching” the state of pop music for a DJ gig tomorrow night in Southampton. I found this little video from Hillary Duff and I thought – panty hose – clumpy lashes – gravy boat hells – I LIKE.
Here’s another video I forgot I did the make-for. Is it Throwback Thursday again? I can’t throw that far back.
Anyhoozle, here’s Mitsou! This kid was cute. She came down from Canada and we let her have it NYC style. They wet her down and rolled her threw Pat Field’s. She painted up nice. The mug was wide and flat – that’s the face you can’t wait to paint. I think Perfidia did the hair? Jim Sonzero directed this. Jim was great to work with and he himself was often the most beautiful person on the set. Jim knew how to cast a video and there is a standard poodle appearance.
The sexy cowboys ( who said they are gay? nobody said they were gay. why would think that? ) were the sizzling-est downtown hotties of the era. Oops, I painted them up really heavy!!! …again!!!
Meet the cast:
Javier Figueroa – an early muse de Lachapelle and forever a fin example of the power of pure masculine beauty. Javier – give me ring – let’s talk.
Derrick Smit – The body beautiful musician turned fitness expert who’s smile still melts hearts from across the gym. I saw him yesterday in a cross walk and I can safely report that he looks even better now – sounds impossible but it’s true. Derrick – can you call me please?
Louis Williams – Hands down, the best smoker ever filmed. This extraordinary beauty was our doorman at The Pyramid for many years. When I say everybody was in love with Louis, what I really mean is that only those people who ever saw him or met him were in love with him… immediately. A. That’s a face. B. That’s a real smile. 3. That man has the sweetest personality in New York. Louis – if you are out there – give me ring. (meaning call me – not ask me to marry you, silly)
The Other Cowboy – I can’t remember his name but he was a choreographer and a dancer I think? He was a friend of the director and he wore that thick eyeliner very well and… well…like I said, that Jim Sonzero knew how to cast a video. To whom it may concern: please call me next week.
I gotta mention one thing before I present this underwhelming video spot. The shots of Mitsou on top of a van in front of what is now The Maritime Hotel in the flip wig? – A direct rip off of an original Lady Kier video for Deee-Lite pre superstardom. Like,exactly. : ( That’s probably why I forgot about this video for so long. Those rips made me kinda mad. Buuuuut….Time heals all wounds and I’d still do anything for Sonzero. Anything. Did you see his website? Jim?…I’m right here – plenty of free time lately – no travel plans – still got a lot of talent here, Jim. – text me.
Does any of this even matter anymore? Nobody ever heard this song in the first place…Canadian pop from 1990? I’m so sure. I’m sorry – it’s just what I have for Throwback Thursday – even though it’s Friday and this is not even instagram.