So Not Happening: MJ Auction

I’m a little bit sad about it, ahhhh, I guess this is what Michael Jackson wanted: Not to auction off the Neverland estate. But I so wanted the Pinocchio statuette.

CNN reports the highlights:

  • Singer had filed suit last month to halt sale of items from Neverland ranch
  • Auctioneer: Items, including jeweled glove, will be returned to Jackson
  • “We came to a resolution that both sides are very happy with,” organizer says
  • Jackson sold ranch last year, claims he didn’t authorize sale of items

All the items are still on display in L.A. until April 25.
And I have just received the auction catalogue last week. Such a bummer. Below are a couple of pictures from the five catalogue box set. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Literally, you can pick any page from the books and you want to buy it. It is insane!


This painting is called “Study for Field of Dreams”.
The painter, David Nordahl, is obviously a genius.
There are a couple of his paintings in the catalogue.


MJ jewelery: So would have worn it all the time


There is a whole chapter of gloves. These are the basic ones.


Maybe this doll was the inspiration for Little Susie?

Poke me with your super long nose
To the left, the Pinocchio Statuette I really wanted


Life size masks that were used in the 1997 short film Ghosts.
Is this scuuuuury?


Who wouldn’t want to have a Neverland trash can?


Hopefully soon in a museum near me.

Earlier: MJ Neverland Sale

Huge Lips Skinny Hips

Mary sent me a note about the wonderful lipgloss Huge Lips Skinny Hips that has been cooked up by Purple Lab founder Karen Robinovitz.

The gloss helps to pump up your tires and makes you believe you just ate. Perfect. Vitamin B3 will plump your lips upstairs and some mysterious African plant extract will drop a few pounds downstairs (I’m going to drink it):

The product contains Hoodia Gordonii extract, which is derived from the plant found in South Africa and Namibia. The ingredient is claimed to be a natural appetite-suppressant, which is said to work by mimicking the effects of glucose on the brain, tricking it into thinking you’ve just eaten.

I'm going to drink it

HLSH is available in six sheer shades, with names including Kitty Poledancer & No Panty Lines.

Margiela Barbie

Margiela Barbie Doll

The celebrations to Barbie’s 50th birthday are never ending. Did they save the best for the last? Finally, we can dress Barbie with our favourite designer cloths.

WWD reports on an exhibition at Galeries Lafayette, Paris where Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and Sonia Rykiel are among around 50 designers to give the doll something nice to wear.

The picture above is of course the Margiela Barbie dressed in a “flesh-tone face mask and bodysuit, a pair of black fishnet tights and a shaggy coat crafted from glossy blonde wigs.”

And here is the original look from the Margiela 20th anniversary collection for spring / summer 2009.

(Hail Mary!)

In a Thunderstorm

Gentleman Reg’s video to his dancy new single “We’re in a Thunderstorm” has just been released. The song is going to stick in your head, believe me.

I’m so glad G-Man is stepping out of the indie rock corner & giving us some fresh air. The clip features lots of Toronto Queen West peoples including the wonderful Fay Slift aka Ladybear Extraordinaire.

And in case you were wondering why Mary and Proddy are not in the video: we were to drunk to show up, totally confused we headed to Queen East, looking for the shooting location. Doh.

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As always, I’m hoping for a pumping deep house remix. Get the Thunderstorm source files of the song and submit your mix to Arts&Crafts. Make it work.

More:
Interview with Gentleman Reg at xtra.ca
Fay Slift at Hotnuts

Early Spring Charts

Apart from the songs below, I love to listen to anything Kid Cudi. Hopefully he is coming out with his debut album soon, although Cudi has recently announced and withdrawn, his retirement. In general, I do think it is a great idea to announce the retirement before the first album hits the streets.

  1. Danism & Michael Watford – Change (Original Mix) – MN2S
    From the WMC Miami Sampler. Great beats with a hint of gospel.
  2. Marc Evans – The Way U Love Me (Spen’s Deadly Love Potion) – Defected
    This is such a good dub mix, with some metal hitting sounds. Has a powerful vocal break near the end.
  3. Black Science Orchestra – Save Us (MotorCitySoul Remix) – Junior Boys Own
  4. Jennifer Hudson – Spotlight (Quentin Harris Dark Collage Club Mix) – Arista
    I’m a little bit late on this one. It is a gay monster. I start playing this after 1:45 min., it is a little bit too circut before. But I loves me some J-Hud.
  5. 3rd Face – Canto Della Liberta (D’s New 3rd Face Dub) – Classic Recordings
    Very hysterical spanish yelling on this new remix of 90ties house.
  6. Capracara – King Of The Witches (Rub N Tug Remix) – DFA
    More new disco from DFA.
  7. Cece Peniston – Finally (Aaron-Carl Remix)
    And I thought I would never listen or dj that song again. Aaron-Carl proved me wrong. The remix pushes some fresh beats through that rusty old homo anthem.
  8. Mary J. Blige – Give Me You (Club Path / Boris Dlugosch Mix) – MCA
    I found this record at an used record store. It is such a pushy remix.
  9. Lil Louis – Club Lonely (Ill Mark Remix) – Bulk
    Unofficial, new remix of the classic house song.
  10. Moody – Freeki Mutha F cker – KDJ
    Moodymann giving us a solid Prince song.
  11. Stevie Wonder – Make Sure You’re Sure (Timmy Regisford & Quentin Harris Mix)Un-restricted Access
    The original version of the song is from the Jungle Fever soundtrack.
  12. Andreas Dorau – Im September (Justus Köhncke Remix) – Mute
    Im September. Oktober. November. Dezember. That are all the lyrics in Justus’ disco dubby mix that I missed when the song was first released. Amäzing. Available at iTunes Germany.
  13. Flora Cruz – Overcome (Phil Hooton’s Mel Cheren and Larry Levan Tribute Vocal) – Mixtape Sessions Music
    Just from the name you can see that this is a great old-school sounding disco mix.
  14. Bear Who – U Step (BHQ Remix) – Dust Traxx
    More Derrick Carter bouncy Chicago house.