May 3, 2014
In this day and age a band can perfectly recreate the sound of past music. Case in point, Brooklyn based Midnight Magic. Musically they are an exact re-incarnation of The Aural Exciters, who also hailed from the NYC underground dance scene. The track “Walking the Midnight Streets” from their debut album has an amazing video. I cannot tell if vintage dance footage was used and synched to recreate that era or if they painstakingly had their hair done, had outfits made and video equipment that allowed for a perfect late-70’s early 80’s video accompaniment to their perfectly retro-song. I suspect they used vintage video footage but one of the dancers does resemble the lead singer….
Especially delightful is the scoot at 0:33 followed by a sort of pogo-stick move. And the moves at 1:21. Oh, every bit of this is magic!!
I Love this video! It’s a bulls eye.
I don’t know of an actual for the Aural Exciter’s “Spooks in Space” track so I’ll include a video made more recently for this classic gem:
And to round out this post as another of my triptychs, I’m including Escort, who are also Brooklyn based and get get every ass in the house shaking! They’re playing in Downtown NYC this June 13 and two of us Music on a Stick authors will def be there. Enjoy!
This is SOOOOOOOO hot, oh gawd!
March 9, 2014
Yep, still around.
October 26, 2013
Your Music on a Stick authors head to the hottest shop to purchase the latest block set.
October 19, 2013
There is so much spooky fabulousness here, I’m not sure what to do with myself.
August 17, 2013
I’ll confess, I’m no different than anyone else… you see, I like a good Internet Cat Video. And it’s good to see that Ron and Russ do their part… but in their own way. Enjoy!
Okay so it’s not a Real Internet Cat Video but I’m sure you can find some on your own.
July 4, 2013
I’ve been neglecting my share of Music on a Stick for quite some time but I still love watching incredibly cheesy, campy music videos. Here are a few recent doozies:
Oh my God, the related video, by Sheila B Devotion is even better! Imagine that the guy in silver pants is Tracy Morgan before SNL…
I was really hoping to share a link “One Lonely Knight” but it appears that YouTube has been scrubbed of that jaw-dropping music video. Not far from the mark is this one, also from REO:
The next item is not bad, but it is funny and campy because that’s what the band wanted. It really sounds a lot like Andreas Doreau playing a Violent Femmes song… or the theme song for Friends(gasp)
They also have quite a nice video called Over and Over.
Cheers! Happy 4th!
June 2, 2013
Has a bathroom….
And a living room….
And a kitchen….
And…Hopefully….A Salon. On Tuesday night AFP is holding her first web salon, I hope to be there and will be tweeting throughout, but you can also link in and view the magic. Amanda will be joined by her hubby author Neil Gaiman, author and friend Anthony Martignetti, and musical guests Sarah Borello (who, by the way, can sing in a bathroom like nobody else) and Cormac Bride . Stay tuned for more details, and hopefully the news that the incomparable handsome devil of an AFP webmaster @indeciSEAN have gifted me a golden ticket.
May 13, 2013
Does anyone ride a painted pony on television anymore?
January 18, 2013
Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie and Amanda Palmer until I’m dead…And even after that.