Monday, April 26, 2010

MIX-N-MASH MONDAYS: 04.26.10



Happy Monday, y'all! I just spent the most incredible weekend in Laguna Beach, and you'd think I'd be depressed to be home. But seeing as how home is West Hollywood and not someplace like one of the Dakotas (pick one, they both seem awful), I feel rested and amazing.

This week I'm departing a little from the usual MNMM format. You're still getting a song, it's just not from Disposable Culture. He'll be back soon with fresh mixes, don't worry. But everyone has a day job, right? Instead, I thought I'd share one of my favorite internet finds. It's a mash-up of The Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" with the infectious beats of Toni Basil's "Mickey":


Mickey's Not My Name
(That's Not My Name + Mickey)
The Ting Tings vs. Toni Basil
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Honestly, this one's like chocolate and peanut butter for me. Pure bliss! I don't know who the DJ was that mixed this, so please feel free to comment if you know so I can give him or her credit. In the meantime, enjoy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

THE BEA SAYS...CLUCK



PETA is an organization that I usually dislike. I'm all for the fair treatment of animals (most of them are super cute!), but I also really like to eat them. Sorry.

However the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are really trying to make me warm up to them with their newest ad, featuring the scowly one and only Bea Arthur. It seems that the forever-and-always Dorothy Zbornak left PETA a big lump of cash in her will, to carry on their militant but good-intentioned work after her death. I'm all for celebrities with foresight.



Also, can't you just imagine the ghost of Bea haunting the owners of chicken farms? Growling in shoulder pads, giving them that exact look seen in the above ad? I can. And I wouldn't want to be the peeps she decides to terrorize from the great beyond.

And since there's a Golden Girls clip for every occasion, enjoy this musical chicken-centric scene from the "Long Day's Journey Into Marinara" episode:



I guess
PETA isn't completely evil, though. After all, they did give us Jamie Bamber from Battlestar Galactica the way he should pretty much always be seen:


That's all I got for Earth Day today. Bea Arthur, Chickens, and Jamie Bamber. Oh, and I brought my resuable bag with me to CVS. Green living, bitches!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

STARS COLLIDING


Despite the rain starting to fall here in LA, it seems the Hollywood clouds have parted momentarily to bring us (me) a little gift from the network-crossing gods: Cory Monteith and Trevor Donovan, together and tweeting at last.

That's right, folks - it's a FOX and CW team-up of faux-teenage proportions! Or I guess it's technically a showdown, since their shows both air on Tuesday nights.



Mr. Donovan plays Teddy Montgomery, the super-rich-tennis-playing-son-of-a-movie-star on 90210. While this update of the 90s cheddar fest struggled in its first season, my beloved BevNiner has been glamorously trashtastic since: a) they hired a new show runner, and b) they introduced Teddy in the season 2 premiere. Yes, he's 31. Yes, he's playing a senior in high school. Stop complaining and see above.


Mr. Monteith of course plays Finn Hudson, the dumb-as-a-post-but-boy-can-he-almost-sing jock member of New Directions on Glee. While they may not be giving his character very much range - after last week I'm convinced they've made him even more of a dolt - I can't say that I much mind looking at him. And it's pretty adorable watching him try to pull off all that choreography.


Glee is airing their all-Madge spectacular, "The Power of Madonna" tonight at 9pm on FOX. 90210 is wisely pre-empting their new episode 'til next week at 8pm on The CW, so the gays can work out their Material Girl frenzy.

My BevNiner husband posted the photo of the dynamic duo to his Twitter account with no explanation earlier today, so you can pretty much feel free to write your own fan fiction!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

RETURN TO CAMP LICK-A-POLE



Somehow in the midst of computer problems and family comings and goings, I missed the announcement of the greatest thing to ever happen to high-definition. Leave your inhibitions at the door...Showgirls is coming to Blu-ray!

Not content in simply owning the VIP Edition DVD boxed set (which includes shot glasses, playing cards, and a "Pin the Pastie on the Showgirl" game), come June 15th I will add the 15th Anniversary Sinsational Edition Blu-Ray and DVD combo pack to my collection. For those of you keeping track, this will be the 3rd release of Showgirls I'll have purchased. And I've got no shame about it!


Easily one of the greatest trashterpieces of all time, Elizabeth Berkley's courageous portrayal of dancer (don't call her a whore) Nomi Malone - from "different places!!!" - continues to be one of my favorite film experiences. It's actually one of the only times I'm truly comfortable with naked ladies. Mesmerized, even! Between the acting explosions, the choreography and Kyle MacLachlan's floppy hair, this movie's got it all. And it's not afraid to show it to you.

And the plot thickens! A couple months ago there was all this nonsense floating around the internets about Showgirls 2, being produced by a German fan-turned-director. It was to tell the story of Penny/Hope from the original, traveling to [COUNTRY] to avenge the death of [SOMEONE]. The "trailer" (if you can call it that) was terrifying and stupid. But then...



The actress who played Penny/Hope (Rena Riffel) released a statement not soon after to clear the air, as it were:
"Some media outlets have been reporting and posting about a SHOWGIRLS follow-up feature called SHOWGIRLS 2, which I am not affiliated with, in any way, shape or form. I'll admit, I was contacted by the German SHOWGIRLS fan-turned-'Hollywood director' to star in his first feature film. However, it was so horrifically graphic and out of the show's original story theme that I needed to withdraw from those talks. I am officially working on my own SHOWGIRLS follo-up feature film. Recently, I posted a short sequel "teaser" on YouTube, which I wrote and directed myself."



Okay, let's all just take a deep breathe. IT GETS BETTER.
"My film is titled SHOWGIRL, being that I am the last and only "showgirl" still keeping that flame alive. It's sort of a..."What ever happened to Penny Hope?" - fifteen years later, story. SHOWGIRL is my take on what becomes of a thirty-something year-old stripper who is still obsessed with dancing and fame."



Still with me? Good. Who else will be involved, Rena?
"SHOWGIRLS' fans will be pleased to learn that some of the original cast members have agreed to be in SHOWGIRL, and some of my MULLHOLLAND DRIVE cast members will appear as well. It is my hope to work with my SHOWGIRLS friends Gina Gershon and Elizabeth Berkley again too. And, I am even thinking about giving my former STRIPTEASE co-star friend Demi Moore a call. You could say I'm pulling a "Barbra Streisand." SHOWGIRL is my YENTL, because I will be writing, directing and starring!"



Seriously, I need a fucking respirator I'm so excited. Check out the aforementioned teaser here. I will totally send her $50 to help with production costs. Maybe they could film some of it in my apartment in exchange? Not that Elizabeth Berkley would touch this with a 10-foot stripper pole, but I'd be happy to sit down with her and discuss it.

It's time to get this show on the road. Viva Nomi Malone and Company!

Monday, April 12, 2010

MIX-N-MASH MONDAYS: 04.12.10


Welcome to a short and sweet edition of Mix-N-Mash Mondays! As much as I would love to sit down and tell you my inner-most thoughts and opinions on this great remix...there are much more dire things at hand. Things like trying to diagnose exactly why Big Daddy (my laptop) is behaving erratically and refusing to open certain programs.

But enough with the bad news. How about some good news? The good news is that I've got a brand new remix from Disposable Culture, the subject of which is a track from Roisin Murphy off her latest album:

Momma's Place (Disposable Culture Remix)
Roisin Murphy

So that's all for now, folks. I've got to get to the bottom of these technical difficulties before it gets any worse. Enjoy the remix, and wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

BUCKLE UP, BITCHES



It's about to get REAL. Coming very soon (hours!!), to a television in my home...the return of Desmond Hume! While Lost has been very entertaining/interesting this season, an integral component has been missing. Oh yes, I'm talking about Des. His cameo on flight 815 in the season premiere was satisfying - but it was still just a cameo.

Tonight's episode is entitled "Happily Ever After", and is indeed Desmond-centric. ABC was kind enough to celebrate my #1 Scottsman's return by releasing a slew of promo pics. I affectionately refer to the one seen above as "Pure Sex", and here are s'more:


Click to make 'em bigger! Trust me, you'll want to.

Yes, actor Henry Ian Cusick is very pleasing to look at. But Mr. Hume's stories are so intertwined with the Island's complicated mythology that - I would venture to guess - he is going to be a crucial part of how the series will ultimately end.

And also..."The Constant". The fucking Constant! One of the greatest episodes of television ever, it had me bawling like a certain someone I know does while watching the Oscars. Desmond and Penny forever! It sure does help that I nearly swoon every time he says "brutha".



Ruh-roh...I think I've made Richard Alpert jealous! He doesn't look happy (but he still looks gorgeous). Never fear! I'm sure we can work something out.


Rose: "Is it possible to love two men at the same time?"
Blanche: "Set the scene - have we been drinkin?"


The excitement begins tonight at 9pm. Or right now, if you count anticipation excitement. Only six episodes left after tonight...

Monday, April 5, 2010

MIX-N-MASH MONDAYS: 04.05.10



Every now and then something pops up on my blog that you wouldn't necessarily expect. This is one of those instances. For this week's Mix-N-Mash Monday track, Disposable Culture is definitely taking full advantage of my varied and eclectic musical tastes. Snoop Dogg in the hizzy!

The D-O-Double-G recently released a new single called "That Tree", with the 'featuring' stylings of Kid Cudi (who incidentally is everywhere right now). I apologize for the N-bomb dropped within, but keep in mind that this is Snoop we're talking about. So...grain of salt:


That Tree (Disposable Culture Remix)
Snoop Dogg featuring Kid Cudi

Editor's Note: This track has been removed by order of Snoop Dogg's people. Maybe he isn't as fun-loving as I thought! Sorry, gang.

I feel like mentioning the fact that I actually really like Snoop Dogg. Unlike a lot of artists nowadays, he seems to have a sense of humor. And while not all his music is for me, he always seems to be having a genuinely good time. See the header image above, re: blog mission statement. Let the good times roll/blaze, Snoop!