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Iggy Pop has revealed he wants to record his own version of White Christmas. The Lust For Life singer would love to add a festive hit to his catalogue and considers recording a version of Bing Crosby's seasonal classic White Christmas every year. He said: 'I am a real threat to cover White Christmas. I'm ready, cocked and loaded.' The 62-year-old rocker also revealed he is a big fan of Frank Sinatra and has plans to fulfil a long-held ambition to record his own versions of some of the crooner's hits. He added: 'I've always wanted to beat up Willow Weep for Me and there's Only the Lonely - that's the title track of my favourite »
- Ellie Pratt
Iggy Pop wants to release a Christmas single. The 'Lust For Life' singer would love to add a festive hit to his catalogue and considers recording a version of Bing Crosby's seasonal classic 'White Christmas' every year. He said: "I am a real threat to cover 'White Christmas'. I'm ready, cocked and loaded." The 62-year-old rocker also revealed he is a big fan of Frank Sinatra and has plans to fulfil a long-held ambition to record his own versions of some of the crooner's hits. He added: "I've always wanted to beat up 'Willow Weep for Me' and there's 'Only the Lonely' - that's the title track of my favourite Frank Sinatra album." »
That Christopher Owens’ backstory doesn’t eclipse his songs is a testament to his gift. The vocalist and lyricist behind the San Francisco duo Girls grew up in the twisted arms of the Children Of God cult, an upbringing resulting in a serious disconnect from the good things in life. Which is why it makes sense that much of his golden-era, Californian pop songs are about things like wanting to kiss the girl, or holding on tight to reasons for smiling. The album-opening “Lust For Life” is a playfully strummed, conversational trip down a wishlist of sorts (pizza, father, sanity »
"Van Goch! Did you hear that? She said
'Van Goch'. Like an Arab she spoke."
-Woody Allen ManhattanToday marks the 156th anniversary of the birth of one Vincent Van Gogh. Strangely I've never seen any of the film versions of his life. Neither Robert Altman's Theo and Vincent (1990) nor the César lauded French biopic Van Gogh (1991). Not even the Oscar winning Lust For Life (1956) with Kirk Douglas. Have you? The only time I've seen him portrayed onscreen was by none other than Martin Scorsese in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990). Kurosawa began as a painter so perhaps the affinity was born there. Dreams was my first Kurosawa and I saw it, believe it or not, in Japanese with Norwegian subtitles. Not that the language barriers mattered with such a visual film... Oh and don't freak -- I've since rectified my former Kurosawalessness.
What were we talking about? Oh, Van Gogh. »
- NATHANIEL R
4 items from 2009
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