Saturday, April 21, 2012

"The City was Gone..."

I don't do nearly enough, out here in the Sandlands, to keep up with pop, but every once in a while I emerge from my usual haze of New Wave and Ethel Merman to realize it's too early to surrender to terminal middle age.  I find myself loving, for example, the new Scissor Sisters single, even though the enigmatic, hypnotic video features far too little Babydaddy (be still my heart) for my taste...

Of course, since Scissor Sisters are basically new New Wave (or at least that variant/successor that back in the day we affectionately called DFS - Disco Fag Sh*t) with enough of a camp sensibility to embarrass even Ethel Merman, I don't suppose I can call it much of a stretch.


  1. "I am a Scissor Sister, and so are you!" Stunning... Jx

  2. I love this and I think it shows the Scissor Sisters maturing. Now there's a sentence I never thought I would utter. And stretching is so overrated.

  3. Scissor Sisters are exactly between New Wave and Ethel Merman.

  4. Upon reading the header, I thought, given the date, you were writing a follow up about San Francisco in 1906, but much to my delight, I was introduced to this new single! Merci! (Incidentally, re. SF, I was rather amused by this: )

    1. That's hilarious! And haven't we all had an acdquaintance or two whose look gives every indication of having suffered a "Rust-Oleum mix-up"?