Posts Tagged: belinda carlisle

Showtime, Synergy

It was an acquaintance and former editor of one of those gay lifestyle magazines who advised twenty-year-old me to tone it down if I ever wanted to find a boyfriend. This coming from a man obsessed with anything Disney-related; the walls of his West Hollywood condo adorned with carefully framed Snow White and Fantasia animation cels. "You don't need to tell them how much you love Belinda Carlisle on your first date," he said. "But I do love Belinda Carlisle! That quavering vibrato!" I whined. "Well," he said, "they'll find out eventually, and by that point they will love you, Belinda and all." While I hate(d) him for saying [...]


Lana Del Ray, "Video Games"

Here is a video that I can't stop watching. It was brought to my attention by Awl pal Mary H.K. Choi and her crew at MTV Style, and it is pretty much exactly what you would expect to be coming out of Los Angeles at the moment. After Amy Winehouse and "Mad Men" and Best Coast, a person named Lana Del Ray describing herself as a "gangster Nancy Sinatra," singing about drinking beer and playing video games though big bee-stung lips seems like a natural progression. But the song is great, and the video—mixing "World of Warcraft" screen clips and paparazzi footage with vintage backyard home movies and [...]