the decadent wit of The Dandy Warhols and other dance-floor-deliciousness

hello darlings

a mish-mash (but you’ll be on your feet by the end of this post and shaking out yesterday’s hairspray)


let’s start slow – like all the best DJs – sort of a warm-up with our latest article for Los Angeles I’m Yours.

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are you feeling all peaceful?

a bit hippy-ish-like?

how about Bohemian?

do you know where we’re going with this?

shall we look?

You got a great car.
Yeah, what’s wrong with it today?
I used to have one too,
Maybe I’ll come and have a look.
I really love your hairdo, yeah.
I’m glad you like mine too,
See we’re looking pretty cool.

So what do you do?
Oh yeah, I wait tables too.
No I haven’t heard your band
Cause you guys are pretty new.
But if you dig on Vegan food.
Well come over to my work
I’ll have them cook you something that you’ll really love.

Cause I like you,
Yeah I like you.
And I’m feeling so Bohemian like you,
Yeah I like you,
Yeah I like you,
And I feel wahoo, wahoo, wahoo!

Wait. Who’s that guy just hanging at your pad?
He’s lookin’ kinda bummed.
Yeah you broke up that’s too bad.
I guess it’s fair if he always pays the rent
And he doesn’t get all bent
About sleepin’ on the couch when I’m there.

Cause I like you,
Yeah I like you.
And I’m feeling so Bohemian like you.
Yeah I like you.
Yeah I like you
And I feel wahoo, wahoo, wahoo!

I’m getting wise
And I feel so bohemian like you.
It’s you that I want so please,
Just a casual, casual easy thing.
Is it? It is for me

And I like you
Yeah I like you
And I like you, I like you, I like you,
Yeah I like you.
And I feel wahoo, wahoo, wahoo!

thanks to Vickie Lester for that one – we’d never come across The Dandy Warhols┬ábefore and she’s right – we Do Adore them!


don’t they look EXACTLY like the sort of band that would have played in Brighton before-they-were-famous and bought those second-hand t-shirts from the bin at the back of the shop that no one knew about (only the Beautiful People) in that weird clothing store run by the guy who burned patchouli all day and wore a lot of silver rings with skulls on them (yes, the one by the Railway Station, with a nice view of the English Channel from the roof)


feel like dancing?

we know we do.


here you go – and don’t forget to stay until the end for Dolly Parton – promise?

what are wednesdays for if not dancing?


movie crush: The Love Letter.


just a little post – we’re Awfully Busy today and rushing off Somewhere pretty soon post-DayJob (feeling a lot brighter today for some reason but still manic due to complete-lack-of-sleep)

have you seen The Love Letter?

if not – do watch it really soon.

it’s the kind of film to watch when one is in love, or about to be in love, or desirous of love or feeling all end-of-summer languidness and approaching autumn’s soft cashmere embrace with memories-of-summer-love.

so, yes, basically for all of you (cue: beam across the internet and one of those adorable head-on-the-side quizzical looks underneath the cloche hat and unfeasibly long – yes they’re real – eyelashes).

favorite quotes?

ah yes.

Dearest, Do you know how much in love with you I am? Did I trip? Did I stumble – lose my balance, graze my knee, graze my heart? I know I’m in love when I see you. I know when I long to see you, I’m on fire. Not a muscle has moved. Leaves hang unruffled by any breeze. The air is still. I have fallen in love without taking a step. You are all wrong for me and I know it, but I can no longer care for my thoughts unless they are thoughts of you. When I am close to you, I feel your hair brush my cheek when it does not. I look away from you sometimes, then I look back. When I tie my shoes, when I peel an orange, when I drive my car, when I lie down each night without you, I remain,

this is the eponymous letter (the bit the whole movie is about – if a movie is ever really about anything about from Life and Love – then this one is also about a Letter – a mysterious one – aren’t those just the Best?)

another quote?

love. this. one.

I’ve never felt this way before.

Of course not. You’re twenty.



oh look! the French movie poster had a slightly-different connotation title…..those clever chic people.


question for You.

picture the scene where Johnny (yes, the twenty-year old) and Helen (une femme d’un certain age – how French of you, darling, as her mother says at the end – Blythe Danner, plays Kate Capshaw’s mother, no less – in a Fabulous twist-of-plot which we shan’t ruin for you) dance.


in her GORGEOUS clapboard house with the swing shutter (quelle southern) front door and the cool breeze drifting off the ocean.

the scene where they dance.

what’s that song?

it’s not on the Official movie soundtrack and we really want to get it.

you know how it is when you Really want something and it’s just not on your timetable and all the pieces-information-data isn’t in place, yet?

that’s how we feel about That Track.

and, you know, other stuff.