Monday, October 10, 2005

donna summer

drbmd just forwarded me an email about the new video for "war photographer" by jason forrest (formerly known as donna summer). it's pretty good; it reminds me of the bearded viking character from samurai jack. plus it's a teaser for the new jf/ds cd, coming out very soon. (out now in at least some markets.)

it's weird to think that i was one of the first people to review donna summer, and that now he's been reviewed by the wire and mentioned on entertainment weekly, etc (my review of the original cdr version of the unrelenting... is at the absolute bottom of his reviews page. the unrelenting... has since been rereleased in a very different form on sonig). it's nice to be out in front of a meme before it becomes popular, but it also serves to remind me how patheticly obscure my own work still is after all these years. i need to hook up with someone who'll do some heavy promotion for me, since i'm not motivated enough to do it myself...

oh well, when i'm starving and living in poverty, those original handwritten donna summer cdrs will probably fetch good money on ebay.

5 comments:

virago said...

you'll never have to sell your records to eat while you're with me, babe, i promise. the video's pretty cool, though it's scary how much of the song i recognize from other things...

stAllio! said...

so i guess you're a fan of blood sweat & tears? from jason's notes about the song:

"For some reason, my parents seemed to only love bands with "&" in their name. And one of these was Blood Sweat & Tears. This is cut up from about 3 of their songs, and cut with more stuff to expand it."

virago said...

well, i wouldn't necessarily say a fan, but very familiar with. i didn't realize it was nearly all bs&t, but it definitely makes sense.

virago said...

ooh, so, aquarius gets it tomorrow, will indy cd??? or should we order it from aq (and perhaps throw some other things you want in with the flat shipping cost)? i'm guessing that i'm probably really, really going to like it.

stAllio! said...

i called indy cd and they had one copy in stock, so i immediately stopped there on my way home to pick it up. i'll give it a listen after dinner. i also grabbed the new dangerdoom (danger mouse + mf doom + adult swim) on vinyl.