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Culture Notes: Samantha Bee on The Daily Show
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Canada's Samantha Bee has been the top comic on The Daily Show for quite some time. In fact, if I think about it, she's easily as funny as Stephen Colbert, with her unique blend of squeaky ... [more]
Culture Notes: Election 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

rotfl! You've got to love New York. I signed us up for a RedLasso account. It isn't the veritable Youtube I thought it would be, but it's not bad. You get feeds from some of the bigger news ... [more]
Culture Notes: Notes on desert island films
Saturday, January 26, 2008

Heroic Trio (1993)...I saw on one of the Turner stations, TBS or TNT, late one evening. They aired an amazing total of three Michelle Yeoh movies that night, one after the next. I believe it was ... [more]
Culture Notes: Rave on
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Originally I was going to do a feature on songs about radio...now that we've all been Clear Channeled ad infinitum, no one sings about the radio anymore. Oh I know that's simplistic; without the ... [more]
Culture Notes: John Lennon part 2
Saturday, January 19, 2008

(see Culture Notes: John Lennon part 1) Here I was looking for the film Imagine--I'm sure that was the name--one of those art films John and Yoko had made around the time of the album. I saw it in ... [more]
Culture Notes: John Lennon part 1
Friday, January 18, 2008

When I was a kid, I idolized John Lennon. I'm old enough to remember the day the Beatles disbanded...or rather, I have this tiny glimpse of the neighborhood kids and me playing on the street. I'm ... [more]
Culture Notes: Rickie Lee Jones
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rickie Lee Jones - Coolsville I loved Rickie Lee Jones from the time I saw her on Saturday Night Live (where, in fact, she sang this song). As much as people associate the 1970's with ... [more]
Culture Notes: The Price of Motherhood
Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued And an interview: Ann Crittenden - The Price of Motherhood Kind of what I've been saying all along, only ... [more]
Culture Notes: Coty lipstick & Weird Al
Monday, December 17, 2007

What with the stress of the holidays, sometimes it's nice to just step back and breathe. I've had this Coty lipstick video in my bookmarks for a considerable time, and play it every once in a while ... [more]
Culture Notes: Childhood
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Though I arrived here on the shores of California ;) twenty-two years ago, in a car I'd bought with my United States Postal Service wages...Toyota Corolla four-door sedan, dark blue beneath a ... [more]
Culture Notes: The Game of Life
Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This is a pleasant-enough time-waster. The grid is clickable. I'm actually wondering a few things...if Blogger is really fixed, and how badly off Sun is.Labels: culture notes
Culture Notes: California music part 4 (Southern)
Friday, November 02, 2007

There are far too many stellar songs from Southern California to fit into a single post, hence I've selected one from each decade, beginning with the 1960's. Chantays - Pipeline This song has ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 3 (Northern)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The most fun section, even though we have fewer bands than SoCal. :) As far as I know, Chris Isaak is the most famous person from Stockton. This video was regarded as pretty hot when it came out ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 2 (California and...)
Monday, October 29, 2007

From Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special, which was once next to the only way to watch musical performances (Friday Night Videos came later on). California and England: Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon ... [more]
Culture Notes: California music part 1 (random)
Monday, October 29, 2007

At first I had the idea of organizing this chronologically, starting with the surf music of the early 60's, then the acid stuff of the late 60's, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, The Go-Go's, No Doubt, ... [more]
Culture Notes: Queen, and some collaborations
Saturday, October 20, 2007

I was visiting Perfume-Smellin' Things this morning, and came across this gem: queen - killer queen Did you know Freddie Mercury was a Parsee? It's been a long time since I've heard this song, ... [more]
Culture Notes: American music
Saturday, October 06, 2007

Easily my favorite kind of music...particularly, I think, when performed by non-Americans. I don't know why but it's one of my favorite blends. Then again, the radio show I loved best was the late ... [more]
Culture Notes: Random unremembered unremembereds
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Perhaps a quote from Donald Rumsfeld is in order. "Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we ... [more]
Culture Notes: What I'm listening to
Sunday, September 09, 2007

I loved this the first time I saw it. Sure it's a bit dated, but I found it overwhelmingly positive. Always kinda dug Nancy Kwan, don't know why people used to rag on her. To the best of my ... [more]
Culture Notes: Youtube & perfume
Sunday, September 02, 2007

There is a definite renaissance of perfumes lately (meaning the past few years I suppose). Why? Because it's one of the few beauty items that hasn't been played out? Because people now order just ... [more]
Culture Notes: Wait For Me (Sean Lennon)
Friday, August 31, 2007

I love this video! Sean Lennon - Wait For Me A blend of Woody Allen and Devon Aoki, with, imo, a heavy dose of Yoko Ono (in creating strong visual art). Yay! There's a series of videos from the ... [more]
Culture Notes: More 80's Style
Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Ello, I'm Gizzard Puke, mugger to the gentry, and anyone who says punk's dead, will be." "This morning, I spilled coffee all over my wife's dressing gown! Serves me right for wearing it!" "Me ... [more]
Culture Notes: Trigger Happy TV
Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm still pondering whether to go ahead and buy Annick Goutal Passion or Heure Exquise--or to try more samples, different houses, and decide then. I was pleased to see so much Trigger Happy TV ... [more]
Culture Notes: Love for Speed
Sunday, August 19, 2007

Kiosk: Love for Speed (Eshgh e Sorat) with Subtitles This is not at all a "typical" Iranian pop song, either in terms of music or of lyrics. I debated a bit about putting it up. Okay, I can admit ... [more]
The Apl Song Video + ASIN Music Balita
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

This is quite interesting; what they did was dub the ASIN song "Balita" over The Black Eyed Peas' video for "The Apl Song." http://www.blackeyedpeas.com (Annoyingly) you have to register an ... [more]
COLDWAR: Nina vs. Kyla
Sunday, August 12, 2007

COLDWAR:Nina vs.Kyla_I Still Believe I was looking for the Brenda K. Starr one; it is up there, but then I stumbled across this one. Not the same edge as Starr's, but kick-ass all the same. The ... [more]
Culture Notes: Absolutely Fabulous
Saturday, August 11, 2007

I found it! 0:50 (or 9:00 since we're going backwards) I saw this ages ago and never forgot the line: You only work in a shop you know, you can drop the attitude. rotfl Labels: culture notes, ... [more]
Culture Notes: Shabnami Surayyo
Friday, August 03, 2007

"Az kudumi safar" (fan version), Shabnami Surayyo, uploaded by a3u3 Shabnami Surayyo is a Tajik singer; there are many of her videos on youtube, along with musical videos from seemingly every ... [more]
Culture Notes: Red Dwarf
Wednesday, August 01, 2007

If you haven't seen Red Dwarf, you've missed out on one of the funniest tv shows ever made. Even though the show makes much more sense if you've seen it from the beginning and watched it in ... [more]
Boom Boxx featuring Linda O. - Balla Da Li
Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Europeans do cheese better than we do. Five stars.Labels: culture notes, music
Some interesting videos...
Monday, April 16, 2007

Maiko or geisha putting on face make-up in Kyoto This is quite long for a Youtube video, but for a makeup junkie, it's well worth watching through. I never do my makeup that way :); the artifice ... [more]
 

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