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I haven’t listened to his music and to be honest, it really doesn’t matter when produzentin is in love (only this time it’s serious):

Is this fishy?

To be honest, I don’t get this photo. I know, this is a promotional picture for Ghostface Killah’s new album, called More Fish, but still? What is it all about? Please tell me. You know, I like my fish raw and my boys hot.

Pugh-Athon

Showstudio has tons of Gareth Pugh, including his fashion shows. Love them (minus the S&M connotations).
And there is his Make-Up-Athon (quicktime, youtube). I want the gold star face.

In case you all wondered, who is this Gareth Pugh and why is produzentin blogging about him? Well, this should cast away your doubts: Kylie wears some Pugh on her Homecoming tour, looking increasingly like Mel & Kim:

Kylie in Pugh as Mel & Kim
Respectable (via)

And maybe in 20 years, Kylie will sport a Limahl hairdo.

Classics

In recent weeks I have watched quite a few film classics. With two of them, I was sure that I hadn’t seen them before, but I had and I could remember their stories quite well: The Philadelphia Story and The Night of the Hunter. I wish I had asked malorama before I went to see Die Nacht des Jägers, dann hätte ich bei seiner Minute besser aufpassen können.

Anyway, because of Fassbinder, who was a fan of the Douglas Sirk melodramas of the 50ties, I wanted to see more of his films. I had seen Imitation of Life and All That Heaven Allows a couple of years ago and this week it was time for Written on the Wind.

Imitation of Life is still my favourite Douglas Sirk film, though Written on the Wind is very good, too. A bit cartoonish, in a good way, which distracted me at first.

Below are three screen caps of the final shots of Written on the Wind. I think they look absolutely stunning. You can see Marylee Hadley (played by Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the spoiled, dipso-nymphomaniac daughter) with a portrait of her father in the back.

Resources:
Article on Fassbinder’s Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) which is a remake of Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows
Bright Lights Film Journal (#6, Winter 1977/78) devoted to Douglas Sirk incl. an interview

Earlier:
Fassbinder: In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

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Helmut Berger Interview

Helmut Berger on German late night TV, The Harald Schmidt Show: Part I, Part II.

I think it’s a shame, that Helmut Berger’s autobiography, Ich, has not been translated into English yet. It should be available to a broader audience, it is one of my favourite autobiographies. Maybe I should translate some highlights.

“Cocaine was the jet-set-drug. If everybody was on it, I had to be too. You know, I am very easily influenced by other people. I like modern things. I wanted to be “in” back then. Immediately I took half a pound…” (source)

Recently (and soon)

After I crawled out of the stove, I knew I had to get my shit together. I made myself this cute little present: A pink record box for my vinyl. Finally, after all those years, I don’t have to look like a bag lady anymore.

As you can see in the picture, I tried to stick my Mariah magnets to the box. I tried to Mimi-mize it. Somehow, they fell down all the time, didn’t stick. Dunno why. Must be something in the plastic.

I am usually not such a big fan of double 12″ singles. The new one by The Brand New Heavies is different. Love the cover (below on the left). The remixes are great, especially the Kenny Dope Dub. And there are mixes by Tom Moulton on the so called OG side.

You can see me working the pink box at:
Saturday, December 9, Hotnuts at The Beaver, Toronto
Sunday, December 31, S, Frankfurt. For the New Year’s Eve party, Viola and me are djing. It has been a while since we djed together, so I’m excited.

The Pink Box

Went to a Stephen Prina concert last night. He played a cover version of It’s Too Late accompanied by his acoustic guitar. I only knew the house version of the song and thought it is classic. He told me later, the original is by Carole King. I got my education.

Yoko Ono is releasing a new album next February. It has the wonderful title “Yes, I’m A Witch”, which is also the name of a song on her 1974 album “A Story” (the album got its first proper release in the 90ties). Yoko chose the artists she wanted to work with, gave them access to her back catalogue and provided them with the vocals, etc. So, this is more like a remix/duets kind of album. (via)

Saw a Barbara Walters special on TV. They showed short snippets of interviews she did in the last 30 years.
Barbara Walters: If you had to describe Bette Davis in 5 words?
Bette Davis: I am just too much.
(Update: On youtube, at the very end of the clip.)

My mother called me today and said: Du wirst es nicht glauben, Dein Vater hat eine halbe Sau beim Preisskat gewonnen. (You won’t believe it, your father won half a pig in a card game tournament.)

The Final Nail to the Coffin

I am devastated. This is the end.

As you know, I deserved to win at the Gay Bloggies.
The Best Canadian Blog award is mine. I was at the Rockies, Tim Hortons, the Niagara Falls. I’ve been to Dildo, Newfoundland. I even visited a Sugarshack. How much more Canadian can you be?

Why can the whole interweb vote, when it was already clear that produzentin.com is the winner? I hate democracy. I’m fuming!

Congratulations to the winner, bravehound.com, whose most recent post is about a VERY interesting Nokia headset. He is Borg. Don’t judge.

Thanks to all who voted for me.
This is the end. Basta

I'm so glad...

...this is an electric oven!

So Next Year

Reno 911: Miami (youtube, homepage)

My favourite comedy TV show goes to the movies: Reno 911: Miami, coming February 23. The whale beach scene at the end is hilarious. (via)

Spiderman 3 (youtube, ifilm)

Still thinking that, for me, a perfect romantic movie would be: All scenes of Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker/Spiderman out of Spiderman 1 and 2 (and soon 3) cut in sequence. Spiderman: The Love Triangle.
Or maybe it should be a musical: Spiderman: The Romantical.

The Simpsons Movie (apple)

Simpsons: The Bunny