(the ark, one of us is gonna die young)
hello, mes petits party animals. i hope you've got your platform boots handy.
you see, i understand. i know. sometimes, you want to get it on old school dance party style, and i can totally respect that. i have even, on occasion (usually after-three-vodka-tonic type occasions) been known to partake of such festivities.
on the other hand, sometimes you want to party like a strung-out glitter kid, and this is the kind of party that i'm here to help you get started. in a world full of partiers (party-ers?), it takes all kinds to well and truly hoover up giant piles of illegal substances.
glam, as a reactionary movement coming out of the super-earthy sixties, was (and remains) a celluloid dream of space travel, science fiction, futurism, glitter, sex, drugs and really fantastic shoes. in other words, glam is just like my life. (by the way? if you're in los angeles this weekend, please go to this, and then tell me about it. i'm really curious.)
so, i've put together a little bit of a beginner's playlist to underscore your sexually ambiguous romps this weekend - or any weekend you may feel the urge. some of these are, uh, glitter anthems, if you will. you and your skinny, skinny coked out friends will be able to shout along with them.
others are maybe less classic, but no less glamorous. (or is it necessarily glamourous in this context?)
for your listening pleasure, may i suggest:
young americans • david bowie
virginia plain • roxy music
jeepster • t. rexfilthy/gorgeous • scissor sisters
clamour for glamour • the ark
let's get physical • goldfrapp
lust for life • iggy pop
bang a gong (get it on) • t. rex
walk on the wild side • lou reed
jean genie • david bowie
lollipop • mika
black betty • ram jam
ballroom blitz • sweet
friday night • the darkness
good old fashioned lover boy • queen
like i said, it's a bit of a beginner's list. there are certainly some glaring glam omissions - but it's a party list, not a genre list - and in terms of getting the party started, i think it'll do just fine. now go feather your hair, strap on some spandex and show me how fabulous you really are.
or, more simply, please to enjoy mika: