The title of this plastic doll is; You can’t sit with us. Why, you ask of us at Mimi Berlin? Well, obviously this doll is holding two chairs; one for her friend Elise and one for herself. We know she keeps a chair for Elise because of the tune she’s able to play. By pulling the thingy on the bottom of her body, between her legs, a musicbox will be playing Beethoven’s Bagatelle nr. 25 in a-minor, WoO 59, commonly known as Für Elise
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.
Welcome to Grey Gardens…as you’ve never seen it before.
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!
Diagrammed example of marching band uniforms of the ‘Big Ten’ conference in the United States.
“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!
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!
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)