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The BPA (Brighton Port Authority) I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (Southern Fried) The Brighton Port Authority is a moniker for Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, and a horde of his fave featured artists. The BPA's fun and rhythm-heavy I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is clad with various forms of percussion, bass, synths, guitars, and some friendly distortion thrown in for good measure and it's as good as Cook's classic You've Come a Long Way, Baby.
Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball .
Swoon. How adorbs is he in his glasses. Check out my girl Young Ho's post on his pussy appeal on the ligerbeat blog and a link to the second part of the interview.
Lux Interior, the great lead singer of perhaps the coolest punk band of all time, The Cramps,  died today of reported heart disease at age 62. Our hearts go out to his wife and bandmate, Poison ivy. The Cramps single handedly kept garage rock alive since they formed in 1972. He will be missed. Feast your eyes on this gem, The Cramps played a live show in a mental institution in California in 1978.So Amazing.
The always-titillating Susie Bright has a new anthology out called X:The Erotic Treasury. Not only is it awesome on the inside, filled with the best the world of erotica has to offer, but it's also pretty on the outside, with a lush cover and a classy slipcase designed by one of my fave artists, Hannah Stouffer. New Yorkers are lucky to get some face time with Susie this month, she's got some events and readings coming up, click through for the info.   But HERE'S my question.
I think my Jem and the Holograms doll use to have the dress that she wears in the beginning. I also love the flat tone of 'these are buggle beads.' Well I'm gonna go teleport to my closet now. Want more Brenda Dickson? Check this.
Just when you thought that Sarah Palin had finally receeded into the back of our national consciousness like a bad dream, she's in the news again. This time, according to CNN , it's because her continued 'support for aerial wolf-hunting has sparked a heated cross-country war of words between the governor and an environmental ad campaign fronted by the actress Ashley Judd, with Palin calling the organization funding the ads an 'extreme fringe group.
Nothing says Spring like Pussy Willows! I found these earrings on Lost in E minor, designed by Stephanie Simek (she also made the eyelash necklace we featured in BUST  few issues back. I'm feeling inspired to go down to Chinatown after work and pick up a huge $5 bundle of PW's for the house.
Warning: this story may drive you to drink.  In Mangalore, southern India, a group of women who were attacked last week by a mob of over 40 men for simply relaxing at a local bar. As reported by the LA Times , a Hindu extremist group, Shri Ram Sena, took responsibility for the attack, claiming that they were simply 'safeguarding Indian culture.' The group, which has been compared to the Taliban, does not believe that women should be independent, wear Western clothes, or drink alcohol. Photo of the women hanging out at the club before they were attacked.
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