is one of the greatest enigmatic personalities to emerge from the 70's. Known in equal measures for her disco hits (such as Enigma
,Queen of Chinatown
, and Follow Me WARNING, youtube link
) and her affairs with David Bowie, Brian Ferry of Roxy Music (and thus appearing on their For Your Pleasure album cover
) and Salvador Dali. Her past was hazy
at best. The most debated aspect of her past (so prevalent as to be mentioned even in reviews of her paintings
is what sex she was born (One popular telling of the rumor even claimed it was Dali
who paid for her surgery to become a woman). Her more recent, very private life took a tragic turn in 2000 when her home in France burned down killing her husband, the equally interesting Alain-Philippe Malagnac d'Argens de Villele. [MI]
posted by piratebowling
on Mar 13, 2006 -
They say it drives the chicks wild... maybe you'll finally get a date!(The end of the video is the grooviest part.
posted by miss lynnster
on Jan 17, 2005 -
25 years ago
a Chicago radio disc jockey had an idea for a promotional event. Steve Dahl
invited his listeners to bring a disco record to a double-header White Sox game. Between games he was going to blow them up. What happened was a full scale riot
that caused the White Sox to forfeit and disco to die.
posted by Bonzai
on Jul 14, 2004 -
Bar Mitzvah Disco
• When We Were Shtetl Fabulous
"If you are Jewish, there would have been a golden year when it seemed like you attended a bar mitzvah disco almost weekly. Each one was like a pee-wee Studio 54, a potent cocktail of ritual, acne, insecurity, and hormones run amok." Help
at Bar Mitzvah Disco gather photos
, stories and details from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs from the 70s and 80s to publish in their forthcoming book on the subject.
posted by dhoyt
on Jul 31, 2003 -
is an informational website about the three disco-related Muppets/Sesame Street records released in the 1970s. It makes for a good argument in favor of file-sharing, it reveals some of the stranger children's music of the past twenty or so years, and it's cute. (warning, some flash)
posted by pxe2000
on Jun 24, 2003 -
Murder, Mayhem & Disco
Sierra Leone warlord Sam Bockarie - if indeed he is dead - will be remembered for allegedly advocating a particularly horrific tactic of war: the deliberate and widespread practice of hacking off the limbs, lips and ears of his victims.
The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) - the rebel group of which Mr Bockarie was a general - also received world attention for its systematic rape of women and abduction of thousands of children who were forced to fight.
Mr Bockarie who died aged 40 was wanted by the United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal for his alleged part in the atrocities
In his time, he was also a disco dancing champion, diamond miner, hairdresser, electrician and waiter.
posted by turbanhead
on May 7, 2003 -
Scroll down to the bottom and check out videos of what some creative folks have programmed their AIBOs to do. The AIBO Disco dances are particularly cool. :)
posted by y
on Apr 18, 2003 -
Yay, after the flash fest that was Royksopp's 'Remind Me'
, here's anoter retro-pixel music video
(and a damn catchy choon), from Junior Senior
and it can be distributed freely too.
"A Tummy Touch-esque slab of nu-disco breaks. The single The Avalanches forgot to make, slick discoid beats, wonderful smile-inducing vocal & beats to make you throw down the funk."
according to breaksworld.com
posted by MintSauce
on Feb 27, 2003 -
What do you do with an eyesore built by a madman?
[Geocities site, caress lovingly before clicking] During WWII, Hitler built several Flakbunkers around the city of Hamburg, to act as self-contained civilian shelters and defensive posts. After the war, the British tried to blow them up. And failed, on two accounts. The buildings still stand today, squat and romanesque remnants of a horrible period in the city's history. So, in a show of Hanseatic League moxie, the citizens of Hamburg have converted one of them into a disco.
[warning: Flash, and starts with music]. There are better pictures of the truly hideous exterior here
. A timely reminder, this Tuesday morning, that poor decisions can have long-reaching and unintended consequences. What will your grandchildren have to turn into a disco?
posted by condour75
on Nov 5, 2002 -