That Summer in Grey Gardens

At Grey Gardens 1972

That Summer is a documentary made of material shot by photographer Peter Beard in the summer of 1972 at the Grey Gardens estate in Long Island. After all these years, director Göran Olsson has edited Beard’s material into a 82 minutes long movie: That Summer. We guess it must be a celeb gazing flick; starring, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill, Mick Jagger, Truman Capote and of course Big and Litlle Edie Beale.

That Summer in Grey Gardens

Welcome to Grey Gardens…as you’ve never seen it before.

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John Coltrane Favorite Things

Coltrane Quartet

Favorite Things is the perfect Summertime Tune!

My Favorite Things is written by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers for the musical The Sound of Music (1959)

“1965. Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium. John Coltrane (1926-1967 saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (1934-1976 bass); and Elvin Jones (1927-2004 drums).” (via CabinFeverReliever)

Get your Karaoke Talent on and learn the lyrics to My Favorite things HERE on this blog

 

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Marching Bands

Mimi’s obsession this moment are Marching Bands and the Dancer Teams. In Europe marching bands are a thing of the past, at least in our environment. If you are born in the United States these bands must be ordinairy (we aren’t quite sure, please comment if this is the case or not), but for a European person who’s not into sports at all (like us: except for icedancing ofcourse) it’s a fascinating and visual delight!

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Diagrammed example of marching band uniforms of the ‘Big Ten’ conference in the United States.

Dancers/Flag girls

“People come to games to see the dancers. They perform in the stands with the band; they dance and do stand routines; and they’re featured during the field show.”

These bands and girl dancers are SO in sync with each other; the music and timing is SO spot on. Besides wearing the same outfit they even sometimes have the same hairdo! Furthermore the performances of the, very lean, girls are sexy ànd tongue in cheek!

Fanfare

If you only have the time or concentration span to watch one video it should be the one above: The band is playing ‘Backstabbers’: the song sung by the O’Jays!

Charming

The fun part is that the performance itself is executed in a very proffesional way; but there is also an amateur vibe to the whole thing as well: for example, girls look around and touch their hair when they aren’t dancing. More of that vibe can be seen in the video’s below it’s super charming. Can’t get enough of it!


Southern University VS Jackson State Human Jukebox Marching Band and Dancing Dolls


Alabama State Stingettes, with the same hairdo, prancing around (or whatever it is they do) for half an hour.

(videocredits: click video’s to go to YouTube channels)

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Sephora Barcelona

Sephora Barcelona

The Sephora Store in Barcelona is really, really nice: the entrance on street-level is the MOST entertaining! Red escalators, an opportunity to entrance the store via a slide (not on film) abstract movies projected everywhere, many mirrors, cute boys and loud music!

In Store

Perfumes para mujer, para hombre, maquillaje, tratamiento, cosméticos, tratamientos para el cabello. Toda la belleza en sephora.es. Consejos de belleza. Encuentra tu tienda más cercana. Compra Online. Compras 100% seguras.
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Demons Music Video by Joji Directed by Jared Hogan

Demons Music Video by Joji Directed by Jared Hogan

Mimi Berlin’s current obsession is the newest music video for the song Demons by Joji, made in one take, directed by Jared Hogan (Video Producer: Elisha Gustafson)

Who Is Joji?

Joji is an interesting artist we had never heard of before (’cause we are Old) As a musician he either records under the name Pink Guy, or as Joji, they are very different from eachother. Also: he is George Miller and Filthy Frank. Yes! If you visit TVFilthyFrank on YouTube you’ll find out even more characters: we did and decided Joji is our favorite, but the others are more funny in an absurdist way. This multi-talented performer has been at it since 2008 and has a 7.8+ million subscribers, according to wikipedia.

(shared from Joji’s insta @sushitrash)

(video shared from 88rising on YouTube)
Visit the Empire label to hear more by Joji
Visit the site of Jared Hogan

The furry outfits reminds us of Nick Cave‘s work (the artist, not the singer)

Destination Suicide Park

Destination Suicide Park

Our dear friend Pia C. told us about a park in Japan that is known for being a place where you can commit suicide in peace. Well, that place is Aokigahara park, which indeed became internationally known as a popular destination for suicide; almost unbelievable,  but true. It has been said that there are 50 to 100 deaths per year at this forest.
Brrr….but; the fact that Japanese Culture is so, so different from the Western one, becomes evidently more clear when watching the interesting Vice flick below. (don’t be alarmed by this post we’re fine, doing very well actually! xoxo)

“The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.” (via vice youtube channel)
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