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p.s. happy birthday to miss oola! xoxox

If stress doesn't kill me then lack of sleep will. snake_oiler and I are finally getting back into going to the gym regularly, but at the cost of "sleeping in," i.e., getting up at 6:30 instead of 5:15. I need to shape up though; quitting smoking turned me into a sweets-craving lardass.

Sometimes I take on too much. Tomorrow night (not tonight, as I said here in my last entry & as I insisted to the furniture movers shortly thereafter) is the reception for donors here at the U., which I have a million things to do for yet, then Saturday/Sunday is my fundraiser kickoff '30s-movie event. I have about ten million things to do for that. So by Monday at least both of those will be over & done with. Leaving only a system-wide council meeting to chair in three weeks & a search committee to ... oh dear lord, I'm even putting myself to sleep.

Here's something good to buy: the new ZE Records reissue compilations. Get the double-CD disco one first, if only for the Guy Bourdin photo of Cristina Monet walking her ferrets, which were probably considered quite exotic in 1984. As was that hair. Love ya babe. Kiss kiss.

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kore
Oct. 23rd, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
ooo
where can e buy it? amazon, whatever?
scythrop
Oct. 23rd, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
ooo la-la
I just added a link to the ZE site, which is how I ordered it. Plus then you get it from Paris with airmail sticker, &c.
joopy
Oct. 23rd, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
The first thing that came to my mind, before even reading any of the text, was "Is THAT all there is to a disco?!?!" You have trained us well.
scythrop
Oct. 23rd, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
he beat me black & blue and i *loved* it.
Haha, good for you! Alas, that song will never see the light of day again, legally. Sad for ZE, sad for humanity.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2003 05:46 am (UTC)
i'd of killed for that guy
"Alas, that song will never see the light of day again, legally."

why??
scythrop
Oct. 24th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
let's break out the 'ludes. and have. a ball.
ZE Records were sued by Lieber & Stoller, the writers of the original "Is That All There Is?" — for "butchering" the song I guess — so they had to pull all copies of the single and remove the song from circulation. I'm actually not sure if this was a court order of if it was just some sabre-rattling on the part of lawyers. Maybe they'll try again? It certainly is one of the best covers ever.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC)
why doesn't she just slit her throat and shut up?
oh, i agree-- i think it's -the best- cover ever.

thanks for the info.
joopy
Oct. 25th, 2003 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: let's break out the 'ludes. and have. a ball.
Aww, that's really a shame. I hope it'll get resurrected some day.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 24th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)
The first thing that came to my mind, before even reading any of the text, was "Is THAT all there is to a disco?!?!"

me too!
justinsomething
Oct. 23rd, 2003 02:58 pm (UTC)
we have it at work and i've been passing on it. i think i'll have to get it for the photo alone. that is rather remarkable. her artwork has always been top notch. i'm just bored of all the no wave comps out lately. but she's all over that bugger.


ps did you figure out how to utilize yr phone yet?
scythrop
Oct. 23rd, 2003 03:57 pm (UTC)
I bought the N.Y. No Wave one too, even though I have all of that stuff, just because I really want to see more ZE reissues. (SLEEP IT OFF!!!) You're right, the No Wave thing is a little bit played out, but have you listened to the Mutant Disco comp? I think that — because Michel Esteban is putting them together instead of Michael Zilkha — it has a far more careful & original selection, and sounds quite fresh. To me. And I certainly wasn't as familiar with that aspect of ZE as I was with the work of Lydia Lunch & James Chance/White/Black & the myriad bands that they were in that all sound like LL & JC.

Yes, I figured out the photo-phone. I think. Let me try & send you something...
justinsomething
Oct. 24th, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
i don't get anything anyone sends me minus a few text messages. whyyyyyyyyy??????





i think it's just james white/chance i'm sick of. bring on lydia and cristina please.
scythrop
Oct. 23rd, 2003 04:06 pm (UTC)
Hm, well it says it worked. Didja get it? Huh? Sorry for my poor taste. And terrible shirt. Did I mention that I got up at 5:15?
justinsomething
Oct. 24th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
i didn't get it! i barely know how to work this thing.
scythrop
Oct. 27th, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
Well, poo! Hm. That makes no sense. Have you tried sending any pictures? The entire process still seems a bit mysterious. You might do what I did which was call my phone company & have them walk through a test send + receive.

You didn't miss much with the picture, I assure you.
justinsomething
Oct. 31st, 2003 11:32 am (UTC)
i dunno where it went. my phone is at&t i dunno if that makes a difference?


: (


i'll try to send you one and see if it works.
yrcomplacency
Oct. 23rd, 2003 04:15 pm (UTC)
::squeal::
scythrop
Oct. 23rd, 2003 04:17 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd like that!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 17th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
Discodandy from The Netherlands
Dear ,
how wonderful..And I interviewed Guy Bourdin's son a few years ago. He invited me to come to Paris this Summer. And Cristina keeps singing...Disco Clone..did you know KEvin Kline did the dirty man's voice on that?
Love,
Robbert
scythrop
Apr. 19th, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Re: Discodandy from The Netherlands
Well hello there from California. I did know about Kevin Kline – I think David Letterman confronted him with the song on Late Night, surely the only time Cristina has made it to American broadcast television.

I think any invitations to Paris must be accepted!
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