Here we shall laud the praise-worthy and even the not-so-praise-worthy - with style and wit, as per usual throughout TLB PRIME, and as worthiness calls for it too...! Aye! This is yet another official site member of Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™'s
TLB Prime Network, aye! ;)
Enjoy your stay here!

Here is some *bizarre music* courtesy of our friends over at YT - laudable efforts, guys...! But still...

samedi 12 décembre 2009

vendredi 27 novembre 2009

What *Did* The PSBs Do To Deserve This...?!?

The Pet Shop Boys got honored recently, at the Brits, for the ensemble of their career... As a prolific duo that, somehow, lasted much longer than Simon & Garfunkel, Sonny & Cher and Cheech & Chong COMBINED - even though that last one got back together recently too; but it is just out of tiresomeness and maybe a hint of hopelessness as well... But that is another story...

Pet Shop Boys have churned out catchy tunes for a very long time now - alas, all of them get tiresome indeed after the fifth listening - why? A variety of possible explanations could be brought forth here, but we will restrain from getting into that right now...

Let us just say that the PSBs got to pay their dues and the only viable explanation why they might deserve the lengthy career salute now is that they did so in a respectful manner - respectful of their elders, respectful of the business, respectful of the art of creating music. And, ultimately, respectful of the fanbase that they targeted in the first place - which is distinct and *special* - but we will not be getting into that either at this time...! It is so very telling though that they thank their fans with such meticulous precision at the Brits show... But anyway!

Personally, THE reason why they *deserve* this - this being kudos of any kind - is the following example of good business acumen, class and all-together practical common sense: back when they were indeed but BOYS, they collaborated with the late, great Dusty Springfield, giving her a chance to get back in the spotlight one final time as they were also giving themselves a chance to make a name for themselves as well! This single event remains one of the best examples of mutually beneficial partnerships: something that should be the norm in ANY business - but is not. It makes sense in the world of arts as well, especially in this day and age of *multi-media* - but it is not the norm there either, not with all the egos in that field... But that is another story as well...

In short, the Pet Shop Boys *deserve* this, because Dusty Springfield deserved that:

And the boys were smart enough to give it to her.

What is it that they say again: give now, it will be given to you later...?


samedi 10 janvier 2009

Aw - How Nice... Ha!

La mode estivale sera romantique !
La mode estivale sera romantique !

Nanette Lepore dévoile sa collection fleurie.

A new collection for the coming summer has been issued.
And it sells rags while riding high
on the pheromonal high of romance -
otherwise known as that fluff
and imaginary thing called romance, yes.

Barf bag included with each purchase?
THAT is the question... FOR...
To market romanticism, these days,
is utterly SICKENING now.
Not only has it been done to death,
for none, NONE, ever truly find
that which is sought after -
For nothing is ever devoid of those pesky things
called CONDITIONS - nope, not in this world, pal!
And as far as ROMANTICISM goes -
it is long gone, DEAD AND BURIED
and it probably never really was, ever,
in the first damn place!
Tainted as it has always been
by those pesky conditions, goals, ambitions,
other desires that are not born out of love
and 1001 various constraints
brought about by the constant struggle that is
just maintaining a daily existence in this life,
courtship has NEVER truly been "romantic"
as it has been portrayed in countless works of fiction
throughout the ages, really!
And the only mere semblance of romanticism
ever attained, at any given time,
was truly and in fact...
Perhaps veiled in wishful thinking,
hoping it could be real,
longing for possible total abandon,
never able to truly achieve it...
Disappointment after disillusionment,
continuously trying to find that spark,
again and again,
ever more conscious
of the hopelessness of the quest
as years go by...
Still, with each new relationship,
with each new attempt,
the role-playing starts anew...
Tainted love indeed.

Play that tainted song
all of this forthcoming summer long,
as you parade around in Nanette clothes!

And as for the role-playing
it sure is laudable role-playing...
but still!