Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween. Has Anyone Seen My Tambourine?

In celebration of Halloween, I present you with some Tim Curry madness. It's "Anything Can Happen on Halloween" from "The Worst Witch." Stay safe, kiddies!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Front Fell Off.

This clip has been making the rounds online for a while, but I haven't seen anything yet to indicate that it isn't legitimate. But it can't be. It just can't. You be the judge:

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Main Khiladi Tu Anari.

Don't have much time for witty banter today, so I'll make up for it with two clips, both from the film 1994 "Main Khiladi Tu Anari"

First, the title song, sung by Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan:

And here's "My Adorable Darling," performed by Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon:

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Film at 11.

Now this was the good old days, back when news was news and giants with names like "Gib" and "Hambrick" roamed the land:

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us (Poorly).

Time for another horribly horrible cover band. Since they're high school kids, you might be inclined to not be so hard on them -- but once you hear them, any feelings of mercy you might have will magically melt away. Here are some kids from Hackley School doing "Smells Like Teen Spirit":

Friday, October 26, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Diamanda Galas.

If you're not familiar operatic, cacophonic vocal work of Diamanda Galas, there's really no way to describe it -- it must be experienced.

Let's start you off with something easy. This is "Do You Take This Man," her collaboration with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, from her 1994 album "This Sporting Life":

Next, her cover of Screaming Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell On You":

And finally, here in all her long-form glory (and just in time for Halloween), it's a two parter -- a live performance of her monumentally terrifying "Litanies of Satan":

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More Movie Mashups.

Let's mix up some of our favorite movies into one delicious stew, shall we?

Star Wars vs. Boogie Nights:

Star Trek: The Original Series vs. Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bollywood... Tuesday?

Sorry about the radio (video?) silence the past few days. The flu bug has hit us hard in the last few days here at Casa Desuko, and we're just now digging out.

So, that brings us to a special Tuesday edition of Bollywood Monday. And who better to feature than our man Chiru. I don't anything else about the clip, except that it's Chiru at his awesomest best.

[via webdom's craziest Chiru fanboys at Monkeys for Helping.]

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Tony Penultimate.

Here's an act that's new to me, but sounds pretty groovy. It's Tony Penultimate, who I really don't know anything about -- but, if you're really motivated to learn more, you can look it up yourself. That's what Teh Intertubes created Google searches, after all.

For the girl watchers among you, here is "Naked as Nature Intended":

And what may very well be my new personal theme song, "Easy Listening Man":

[via PCL LinkDump.]

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Funky, Part 3.

Now that you're learned how to play and you're learned how to dance, now it's time to put it all together.

Now, you can do it Old School style:

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Or you can do it New School AltRock style:

Or you can do it New School Japanese style:

[via TV in Japan.]

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Funky, Part 2.

You say you want to dance like James Brown? Well then... who better to teach you than the Godfather himself? Get down!

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Beginner's Guide to Funky, Part 1.

I've been sitting on this one for a while, so why not post it now? It's a cool little mash-up made from some music instructional videos.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Manoranjan.

This kooky dream sequence from "Manoranjan" features Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle singing their way through an Arabic/Spanish/African surrealistic wonderland. The song is "Aaya Hoon Main Tujhko," composed by the one and only R.D. Burman.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Big Noise From Yesteryear.

Today, we get to watch some rockin' (but mostly obscure) tunes from way back when...

First off, Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc make the "Big Noise From Winnetka"

The Tielman Brothers from Indonesia performing "Rollin' Rock" live on Dutch TV:

Rufe Davis and some dancing kids doing "Mama Don't Allow It":

At one point I knew who this was, but no more. I want to say it's Rita Chao, but I could be wrong. At any rate, it's a fine song:

And one last one in color! This is Tiny Yong performing "Un Seul Garcon Sur La Terre" for French television:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Marketing, Japanese Style.

Television advertising is crazy enough, but leave it to Japanese TV to take it to another level.

Here's something you won't see advertised in America: toilets. With big singing mascots:

Frying pans never looked so fun:

The girl group Perfume urges you to recycle:

And finally... Beware! This one will worm its way into your brain and never let go. Thanks to "Bike-Oh," your mind will be destroyed:

[via TV in Japan.]

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

When Sports and Karaoke Collide.

There's something about being a sports fan that brings out a wealth of passion, pride and (depending on your team) plenty of angst as well. But for that rare few, it also brings out a ridiculous attachment to bad arena rock and the need to make fools of themselves. This post is dedicated to them.

First, some Cowboys fans really love Tony Romo ("Now your balls reach the tight ends..."):

[via Sports Guy's World.]

And then there are Cubs fans. Poor, sad, woeful Cubs fans ("Fans pee in horse troughs, they ain't got no stalls"):

Monday, October 8, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Updates!

Thanks to efforts of Beth, one of the gracious hostesses at Bollywood Fugly, we know have some movie and song IDs for previous Bollywood Monday features! (Shut up. You know you're excited about this!)

First off, this fine piece of work is the song "Paas Voh Aane Lage" from "Main Khiladi Tu Anari," sung by Saif Ali Khan and Raageshwari.

Then we have our glancing dancers, which is the song "Godanva" by Poornima and Arun Bakshi, from the film "Mudda: The Issue."

Finally, we have the Beatle-esque clip that started our Bollywood Mondays. Turns out it's Shammi Kapoor from the movie "Janwar."

Thanks, Beth!

Bollywood Monday: Asha Bhosle & Zeenat Aman.

This number is awesome on so many levels -- the music, the fashions, the girls with guitars, that one guy's headpiece, the sheer '70s-osity of it all. This is Bollywood at its best.

The song is "Kisne Dekha Hai Kal" from the film "Heeralaal Pannalaal," performed by Asha Bhosle and Zeenat Aman, with music by the incredibly prolific R.D. Burman:

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I Was a Member.

I had one of these. Damn, I was one stylin' 7th grader. Excited, ladies?

Friday, October 5, 2007

Jukebox Friday: Dschinghis Khan.

It's official. Germany has won the Disco Wars. Sure, the Village People were awesome and all, but they got blown away by the German sextet Dschinghis Khan and we never even knew it at the time. Hustle on my wayward son!

"Hadschi Halef Omar":


Performing "Dschinghis Khan" at the 1979 Eurovision contest:

[via Monkeys For Helping.]

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sedated Nation.

Ever wonder why every thing seemed so safe and happy and calming back in Eisenhower's America? It was the drugs. Nothing can ensure domesticated suburban bliss like popping down to the corner drugstore to pick up some non-prescription downers. Nowadays everyone's hopped up on Red Bulls and Viagra, and just look at where it's gotten us.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Prepare for Your Brain to Explode from the Awesomeness.

What's cooler than cheap and cheesy movies? When they're cheap and cheesy foreign movies, of course. And what's even cooler than cheap and cheesy foreign movies? When it's an ultra-low budget knock-off of "Star Trek"!

Here's a complete episode of "Turist Ă–mer Uzay" (which I think literally translates as "Tourists in Space"), the Turkish version of "Star Trek." This is part 1; you can open the YouTube page and use the sidebar links to view the other parts.

[via Monkeys for Helping.]

Monday, October 1, 2007

Bollywood Monday: Mystery Edition.

I hate to admit that I don't know (and can't seem to find out) what song this is or what movie it comes from. Any ideas?