July 15, 2007
The thought of those two ever being together! Man, now that is a meeting and conversation I would have liked to have seen happen.
Anyway, Ellis has a new weekly column and there’s this:
This, of course, is the price of being a civilized man in Britain today: squatting in the open air, threatened by climatological nightmare and seagull shit while I savour the restorative properties of what Dennis Potter called “little tubes of delight.”
What made me actually go read the column (I’d been amiss in doing so) was the bit Ellis put on his own blog to promo it:
An ex-girlfriend once gave me a book called something like “Four American Writers Who Drank Until Their Livers Caught Fire And Slid Out Of Their Bumholes Like Meaty Napalm.” “Brilliant!” I said. “That wasn’t quite the reaction I was hoping for,” she said.
Ellis’s novel is due out Real Soon Now. Amass your pfennigs in preparation to storm your local book-pusher.
Previously in this blog (Warren Ellis):
(First?) Laugh Of The Day: Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis Is Shocked, Shocked!
Sample Warren Ellis’s Upcoming Novel For Free
Ah, Now I’ll Never Have To Try Red Bullshit!
Bless The Maker And His Water. Bless His Coming And Going.
Now I Know Why Warren Ellis Is Mesmerized By Twittervision
Victor Gischler Has A New Internet Berth
Damn You, Warren Ellis!!!
Things I Never Heard Of Before And Wish I’d Never Heard Of Now
Warren Ellis Speaks Truth!
A Part Of The Web Is Being Killed
Blogroll Additions: Warren Ellis & Sinfest
Go See This Fantastic Animation Video!
Warren Ellis Has Too Much Fun
Warren Ellis Has A Crooked Little Brain. And I Thank God For It, Too!
Warren Ellis Chimes In On The Blog Nazis Too
Photo Album: Leatherman
Warren Ellis Would Like This
Warren Ellis Puts His Fingers Into My Head And Plays With My Brain, Again!
Harlan Ellison: Hyperactive Squared!
Note To Myself: Get This Movie!
The Future Officially Began On February 16, 1978
Warren Ellis’s Worst(?) Nightmare
And Then Google’s Stock Finally Thank You Jesus Crashes And Takes The Entire Global Economy Down The Toilet, Thank You Science!
Aum Shinrikyo Redux
TV: From Infinity to Affinity
Congratulations to Warren Ellis
Even More Delays…
Previously in this blog (Dennis Potter):
Sad Anniversary: The Death Of Dennis Potter, June 7, 1994
Some Dennis Potter Links
Today Is The Anniversary Of The Birth Of Dennis Potter
The Greatest TV. Ever.
July 15, 2007
There it is, the mid-1960s, and AM radio was filled with stuff from The Beatles, The Beatles, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and others.
And then, out of nowhere, this humongous booming voice would strain the speakers:
Oh my god! What was that?! Who is that!?
Miss Shirley Bassey. If God could sing in a woman’s voice, it would be her voice!
Here she is in a dailymotion video in the late 1960s singing What I Did For Love.
Here she is in a YouTube video in the late 1960s doing Goldfinger live on German TV.
Here she is in a YouTube video in the 1990s doing History Repeating with The Propellerheads.
Here she is in a YouTube video this year covering a Pink song, Get the Party Started.
Damn John Rogers for putting up that last video on his blog and causing me to leave the PC an hour later than I wanted today!
Her MySpace page (add me! add me! add meeeee!)