Off-Topic Sunday from occasional correspondent, Serge Fabergè Having had time of late to philosophise, one has become enamoured of the concept of alternate universes. Perhaps where Cezetas and Piaggo Apes are the green alternative rather than a gauche Tesla, where perhaps Audrey Tatou's opinion is revered rather than that of someone selling crystals and genital-scented candles, and where the Beatles were this much fun. The suits, the extra members including a female vocalist
It's been a while since we posted an off-topic Sunday, but here goes. This is a good one. I heard this song, Cavern by Liquid Liquid, for the first time very recently and it blew my mind when I realised what it was. Obviously it's instantly recognisable as an art school funk take on Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel's seminal hip-hop song White Lines. Except it isn't. This song predates White Lines, and the band, Liquid Liquid won a court battle for compensation as it was samp
Our ex-pat Kiwi pal from Pasadena, Kirk Gee is here with an Off-Topic Sunday post.
It's always a grand time when the Sideburn Chief Executive decides to go off piste as it were, like with this rather wonderful video. One could consider it Off Topic as it's motorcycle-free although the aesthetic, a gorgeously chic blonde in a shearling vest driving a Mini past an abandoned float plane for her effortlessly cool Yé-Yé video sort of aesthetic, certainly seems like it would reso
It's been a while since we had an off-topic post, so we welcome this guest missive from Serge Fabergé This very photo appeared in the social media of Terry Farley, top Acid House spinner and apparently all-round good bloke, and the fact that it was the first female DJ at the Whiskey A-Go-Go warranted a bit of investigation. The superbly cool young lady is one Joanie Labine and it seems she basically invented go-go dancing and style. She was the DJ at the Hollywood club, start