Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Edith Piaf sings "LA VIE EN ROSE"

Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose by bigproblem11

One of the most ravishing voices of the last century takes on one of her most beautiful melodies. She wrote the French lyrics, the music was written by Louis Gugliemi Not exactly pretty, she's still seductive to watch in performance. I wish I knew what film this was from.

Here's the same classic song performed by Grace Jones in 1977:

And by Louis Armstrong, with English lyrics by Mac David:

More Edith Piaf Links:

Edith Piaf - The Little Sparrow

The Trailer to a recent film about Edit Piaf, also named "La Vie En Rose"

Here's a selection from Edith Piaf's excellent 1957 Carnegie Hall recording. I highly recommend this album for Americans seeking an easy entry into Edit Piaf's world. it's nicely recorded, she's in great voice, and she explains what every song is about in English. Many of her songs were narrative songs, deeply tragic stories about madness, lost love, and even murder, and she proves to be almost as gifted a story teller as a singer.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire, San Francisco, April 1906

From, an amazing restoration of 105 year old footage of a moment before disaster stuck.

A report on this film from Sixty Minutes:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"New Rose" Tribute to Suicide Girl Porphyria, with music by the Damned

Much like Boxxy at one time, people are getting into a conflict in CatieChan over posting pictures of this girl. The conflict isn't terribly terribly interesting, but the girl is Yummy.

Monday, May 9, 2011

From "Bossypants": Tina Faye talks about her scar

I feel a little guilty about posting this here.

When she was just five, a stranger slashed Tina Faye's face, leaving a scar that she still has. She never mentions it, except here, and here she mentions it "to explain why I won't talk about it". What little she has to say is damned interesting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Two Girl, 1 Cup reaction Video

What makes this perhaps worth watching is that my friend Cynthia walked into my apartment while I was shooting. Cynthia is a little bit hard of hearing, so the back and forth repeated dialog is very true to life.

This is my first video in which I appear, and I want to follow it up soon. I want to tell a story of something that happened to me many years ago.