Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Most Scandalous Song of 1969
"Je t'aime… moi non plus" (French for "I love you… me neither") was written by Serge Gainsbourg in 1967, and originally recorded with French actress Brigitte Bardot, Gainsbourg's girlfriend at the time. The following year, Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin began a relationship when they met on the set of the film Slogan. After filming, he asked her to record the song with him.
According to Wikipedia,
Birkin said she "got a bit carried away with the heavy breathing – so much so, in fact, that I was told to calm down, which meant that at one point I stopped breathing altogether. If you listen to the record now, you can still hear that little gap." There was media speculation, as with the Bardot version, that they had recorded live sex, to which Gainsbourg told Birkin, "Thank goodness it wasn't, otherwise I hope it would have been a long-playing record." It was released in February 1969. The single had a plain cover, with the words "Interdit aux moins de 21 ans" (forbidden to those under 21).
The song was a commercial success throughout Europe. By 1986, it had sold four million copies. After reaching the Number two spot in the UK, it was withdrawn for sale. Gainsbourg arranged a deal with Major Minor Records and on re-release it reached number one, the first banned number one single in the UK and the first single in a foreign language to top the charts. It stayed on the UK chart for 31 weeks. It even made the Top 100 in the United States, reaching number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart . Mercury Records, the US distributor, faced criticism that the song was "obscene" and there was limited airplay, limiting US sales to around 150,000.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Keith Richards & Betty White Escape
From Earth to Repopulate the Species
From madhouse magazine
In a top secret NASA mission, our two most prized humans are being sent into outer space for the duration of the coronavirus, to ensure the survival of the species.
Rocker Keith Richards and almost 100-year-old actress and funny lady, Betty White, took off today from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The secret mission, known as Operation ‘Midnight Rambler’, has been planned for years and there have been many drills and training missions over the years.
“They are being kept safe at a space station in an undisclosed location. All we can say is that they are safe, and when this all blows over, they will be brought back to Earth in time for the Rolling Stones tour.” said NASA Spokesman Alex King. “If things take a turn for the worse here, the couple will immediately begin repopulating the earth.”
When reached for comment, Keith joked “Yeah mate, I am on Uranus and there are Klingons here. So is your mom.”
The space station is specially designed and equipped for this exact purpose. The duo will have all the comforts of home and they will have everything they need to survive long term. It is a self-contained, self-sufficient environment that can easily house 1000 people for 1000 years.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
BEST OF THE COMMENTS
"my daily worries feel so small now... thanks :D"
"Okay for real, how do you get a camera to pick up all those stars and bits of the Galaxy?"
"It's almost as if the world was an orb, spinning on its access, but it's not. It's flat."
"Kinda sad that there are no boobs..."
NOTE: I originally wasn't going to post this until I got into a discussion with mine.
A portion of said discussion:
A portion of said discussion:
"...for example, a cookie would be a sandwich, but fried rice would be a salad"
"No, fried rice would be a sandwich."
"What are you talking about? Fried rice is a mixture of ingredients"
"Rice is the bread. It's a sandwich."
"Okay, then what about a taco 'salad'?"
"That's a salad."