Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Allure of the East

From the name, I'm judging the charming Miss Örzel Tűrkblaș to be of Anatolian origin, even though she looks like a rather more busty Eydie Gorme and could just as (or more) convincingly come across as, say, Rachel Goldstein.

If I'm snippy, it's because bellydancing is Egyptian, darlings, and don't let anyone tell you differently. And Örzel just plain isn't.

Living here, too, the album's title is one of those things that make you go hmmm, since one of the local preoccupations involves switching 'round the last two nouns...


  1. I'm getting more of a Pia Zadora vibe; our beloved Eydie would never allow herself to look so crass!

  2. I'm not getting how one belly dances via a record. Maybe she has a lot of bells!

  3. a belly dancing dvd would be more apropos... she does resemble eydie gorme...