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Music Minute: “Condition Red” by The Goodees

“Why doesn’t he get a haircut? Why doesn’t he shave? You know, he used to be such a nice looking fellow until he grew that awful beard…”

Here’s a wonderfully atmospheric and dazzling Music Minute provided by the original good girls driven bad, The Goodees.

Some say they are a complete rip-off of the more famous Shangri-Las, but The Goodees give it like their momma is gonna take it away in an equally charming and seductively innocent way.

A fantastic narrative is enhanced by the flourish of its Pop-charged orchestration, and some thrilling sound effects to make this story a well rounded tale of youthful resilience, adventure, and lost love.

There’s no doubting that this single fits amongst the legendary moments of pure Girl Group GOLD!  Listen to this tune once, or over and over again as we have been since the minute we heard this song entitled “Condition Red”….

Hope You Enjoy!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Watch Kenneth Anger’s “Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome” (1954)

Inaugaration of the Pleasure Dome- Kenneth Anger

When I first saw “Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome” several years ago I immediately fell in love. I had seen some of Anger’s other works in the past, and happened to stumble upon this amidst my online wanderings, and was blown away by the sheer magnitude and forte this film offered, whilst also being, at heart, a relatively simple film.

It’s the emotion the visuals portray that elevate this film to the realm of the sublime. They take you places your mind has only wandered to in the deepest of sleeps, and brought it to the forefront. It is a portrayal of strange Gods, demons, and spirits in a magic netherworld that is bathed in multi-color technicolor hues that extract this midcentury mystic exotic mood that is purely Anger.

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There is a divine decadence in their states of dress paired with the exceptionally sublime music paired to the imagery that create this mood, and it’s forever a place that lurks in and out of our consciousness and inspires the day-to-day. It’s also shocking how forward thinking his visuals are, and how much they have influenced our culture over the years, whether we knew it or not. To think that this film dates back to the 50s is a far cry from the poodle skirts and picket fences we are used to thinking back to in reference to this period.

In the spirit of society, we thought it best to share this with our friends, and let the joy and mystery influence your day-to-day, too. From the sights to to the sets to the sounds, there is everything here to help make your life a more interesting and beautiful place.

Don’t be afraid . . . it’s all a guise.

Until we meet again,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: Scott Walker Sings “Rosemary”

This is classic. We only discovered this a few days ago, but immediately our perspective shone bright on this beguiling and mysteriously seductive tune by the great Scott Walker (not to be confused with Scott Walker, the Governor of Minnesota).

For those who know of Scott Walker, you know he has a wildly fantastic voice – some sort of unique mix between Bowie and Tom Jones, or somehow tottering in limbo between. He got his start as The Walker Brothers, playing with two friends, but it was between the years of 1967 – 1974, Walker began to shine solo.

His works are definitely a product of the time, but demonstrate a forward motion in music, that some argue has yet to be caught up to. Just sit back and listen to the drama and epicness that is Scott Walker’s “Rosemary“.

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Voices from a photograph
Laughed from your wall
Screamed through your dreams
Wake up rosemary and wipe your teary eyes…

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If you have a spare moment, make sure to listen to Scott Walker’s “Archangel”, giving off extreme E.O.F. vibes all over.

Until next time friends,

{theEye}

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