Monday, 17 November 2008

NEW! At Scarlet Blue - Jukebox Monday!

. . . As promised to Kev . . .

I will kick off Jukebox Monday, but as I have lousy/cheesy taste in music I'd rather play requests in future, so any suggestions are welcome for a regular Jukebox Monday slot.

Also, something to ponder on . . . a question was raised in my previous comments box, which was: Do lips deflate as they get older? Thanks to Kaz for making me ponder this . . .



47 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Ha! I can't get any sound - what a relief (although Mick in silence looks silier than ever)!

Dave said...

Ahem. Re your comment about me at Kaz's place...

scarlet-blue said...

Dotts: Get some speakers! I'm sure they didn't look that daft in 1985...

Dave: Hello Dave, you're looking very smart... all suited and booted... where are you off to?

Sx

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Famulus said...

I thought that Mondays were supposed to be dull, depressing and sobering? Admittedly mine are generally a chance to rest after stressful weekends, but the principle is being messed with here.

Just don't ever play that Achy Breaky Heart thing...

May just tip me over the edge and force a killing spree.

Dave said...

My daughter's wedding.

librarylizzie said...

Oh, a lovely start to a Monday morning...which has subsequently gone rapidly downhill. But what is Mr Bowie wearing under that raincoat?

wv: dessbed

BEAST said...

I cant get picture or sound from work , so I have no idea what anyone is talking about......so no change there then :-(

scarlet-blue said...

Fammy: Come on now, get in the mood. I want to see you dancing...

Dave: You look lovely.

Lizzie: My morning has also deteriorated as somebody has just been run over at the bottom of my garden. I think he's okay though.

Beasty: You can ponder the question then Beasty! Do lips deflate? And what's the best way of pumping them up again?
Deary me, I try... I really do...

Sx

MJ said...

I was waiting for them to kiss.

It almost happened but then they got caught back up in the dancing fever.


Beast: ha ha

having my cake said...

I cant get any sound either and I have speakers. I always preferred the Martha and the Vandellas version :)

KAZ said...

Bowie's so cool - he even leaves his coat on to dance.
Lesley Ash said that she had her lips done to prevent them getting thinner as she got older.
Mine still look like Angelina's or yours in that lovely avatar.

PI said...

I've always loved that. Mick's great but he'll never have Davie's cool. Try as he might.

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: I know, and I shouldn't ask Beast daft questions...

Cakes: Ah, of course you are doing 'Mute Monday'... it's taken me a while to recover...

Kaz: I do pouting exercises... and very silly I look too, but it's better than going the Leslie Ash way.

Pat: I always loved Bowie's mis-matched eyes... And what happened to Jagger's lips?

Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

Hahahaha - thank you Miss Scarlet - just what was needed on a rainy Monday. You just know if any other middle aged men took to the dancefloor Dad dancing and gurning away like Mick they'd clear the place in seconds.

How about your lookie-likie Marilyn and Jane Russel for a future Monday? (Talk to me Harry Winston ... tell me all about it ..!)

Misssy M said...

Ha! I know what song that is just from the still! I remember that being terrifically exciting on that day in July in 1985 but by god, it's a bit flippin' corny now, isn't it?


Bowie looks amazing though. Always does.

scarlet-blue said...

Kate: Got it! Your request is booked for next week!

Misssy: I know, I was very excited about it, and I remember watching it on TOTP. It's not so corny if you squint at the screen...or perhaps not look at the dancing at all...

Sx

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Yeah baby! Nuffin like a couple of sarf London boys 'avin a knees-up. Mick is way cooler than Bowie, he'd never have thrown a raincoat over his pyjamas.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Mick Jagger would have plenty of lip left over even if they did deflate. Would you like to see him suck an egg out of a chicken, Miss Scarlet?

:: Wendy :: said...

They look like they are having so much fun, thank you for the fun vibes...

Ginro said...

O.M.G. That video was great and I loved it, but I had such a shock, as I'd forgotten we used to dress like that back then! LOL!

I'm going to send it to my sister as she's always been a big Bowie fan, and her kids will have a laugh at the clothes.

Geoff said...

Absolutely preposterous version of the song and the funniest video of the 80s. I love it when Bowie comes downstairs with his hands in his pockets.

savannah said...

grand idea, sugar! just play the stuff YOU like, expand my musical experience/mind! xoxox

(i'd forgoteen how much fun the jagger/bowie version was!)

Famulus said...

Well, as they say, it doesn't matter what you wear...

Mr Coppens said...

I am a huge Bowie fan..I have over 8 hours of his tunes on this contraption.

That being said, I consider this particular lacklustre duet and it's accompanying atrocious video, nothing more than a blatant cash grab and the nadir of the 80s music scene.

What I find even more distressing than Mick's mullet, is the sight of my dear Mr. Bowie, the living embodiment of the next wave, prancing about like some common flasher without any product in his hair?

Why Dear God WHY?!

Gadjo Dilo said...

I agree with Daphne, Mick is way cooler than Bowie, always gets me movin' when I see him movin'. Can anyone do a Jukebox, Scarlet??

scarlet-blue said...

Daphne: I have noted that eveyone seems to be a Bowie fan! And yep, one of them, I know for sure, comes from very, very close to where I grew up!

Mr Bananas: !!! I think I'll give that one a miss. Is this how you entertain yourselves in the jungle?

Wendy: Thank you Wendy - here's to lots of fun in the future!

Ginro: You should have seen me back then... deary me, actually it's a good job you didn't... I was very Bananarama.

Geoff: Hello Geoff... I don't remember their dancing being that bad. And then I saw this. They were icons even then... 'Miami Vice' was all the rage so we all wore shiny jackets and rolled our sleeves up... even when it was snowing....

Savannah: I'd actually really like a request from you! It'll end up being very cheesy if it's left to me... You don't understand the level of cheese on my iPod...

Fammy: Bloody good job too. Do you like wardrobes as much as cupboards?

Mr Coppens: I love Bowie - maybe my taste isn't all bad - Yeah, you're right, maybe Jagger nicked all the hair gel... I hate it when that happens...

Gadj: Yes please! Do a Jukebox Gadj! Have you heard Kev's??

Sx

Famulus said...

Ah, indeed, I have a preference for wardrobes...

They have so much more style and character than cupboards, don't you think?

I've experienced some wonderful old wardrobes with all sorts of accessories and adornements that cupboards can only dream of...

BEAST said...

Everything deflates and collapses as we get older Miss Scarlet . Altho I am sure a good going over with the flexible crevice tool will plump the lips back up again

scarlet-blue said...

Oh my, I'm quite overcome, Fammy in my wardrobe and Mr Beasty doing his thing with his flexible crevice...
And not only that...
word veri: bushu

Famulus said...

Does everything deflate and collapse as we get older Beast?

Please tell me it isn't sooooo.....

CyberPete said...

That has got to be the ugliest video made. Ever.

I hear lips shrink when you get old (really old).

Do we have a more recent photo of Micks lips to compare?

scarlet-blue said...

Erm... Poor Fammy.. Go get yourself a Dyson; you'll be fine...

I'm so sorry Pete, have you any requests?
Yes, yes, I will try to search out some before and after pics of Mick Jagger..
Old balls are worrying.

Sx

CyberPete said...

I don't know. I'm quite into Kylie and if given the chance to pick a Kylie song it would have to be "What Do I Have To Do?"

Or if something non-Kylie, I quite like Robbie Williams "Radio" and Holly Valance "Down Boy"

Pick one.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Fun choice, even if it's not one of the best Bowies.

Definitely looking forward to Marilyn and Jane (guess what else is in my record collection!)(I'm having a macho crisis: I've just weighed up how much sixties girl band material I've got, together with the Dusty and Doris and Ella. I've spent the rest of the evening doing Paul Robeson impressions).

If lips do get thinner, does that mean that Peter Mandelson's mouth will fray completely at some stage?

Crabtree said...

Do the lips deflate while aging? Sufficiently for not more to play the trumpet!

Kevin Musgrove said...

And yet there was Humphrey Lyttleton at the Lowry in Salford playing "we'll meet again" like a good 'un at the end of the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue performance at the age of 87.

Almost literally a swan song, sadly.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: I will probably choose Kylie... but you never know...

Kev: I've visited your current Jukebox Thursday and enjoyed it very much.
Peter Mandelson: a man in need of a Dyson.

Crabtree:Je pense que les instruments gardent les lèvres bien pompé. Ceci a été mon expérience dans n'importe quel cas.
I think instruments keep the lips well pumped. This has been my experience in any case.

Kev: There is too much to choose from.
Most of the time I haven't got a clue either...
[but the show was good]

Sx

CyberPete said...

Then you should pick the song.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: I might pick them all!
Sx

Malc said...

I'd forgotten how immense Mick's mullet was.

CyberPete said...

Yay!

By the way, congratulations dear. You've just won this really amazing award. Head on over to my place to see what it is.

inkspot said...

That shirt of Mick's is troubling. What's he got in the pockets? Spare breasts? Scarlet, tell us.

scarlet-blue said...

Malc: It was a time of very big hair...

Inkybabes: ...and very, very big shirts. I actually wore my boss's shirt. That sounds bad, but it was innocent... he gave me his old shirts. Good grief, they were hand-made and monogrammed. I begged a waistcoat that had handpainted buttons from someone else... Innocent, I swear.

Pete: I will be there in a sec...

Sx

ChrisV82 said...

Easily one of the worst music videos of the 80s. The only way other Jagger and Bowie could have confirmed their love for each other was for Mick to wrap those big lips around Major Tom.

scarlet-blue said...

Chris: They do make a lovely couple don't they? I can't believe how much I loved this video when it came out!
Sx

Glamourpuss said...

I think it depends which lips - the front bottom ones do, I think, but I think the ones on your face just get pushed in by the sagging skin around it. Something else to look forward to...

Puss

scarlet-blue said...

Puss: Sob! I don't know which is worse?!
Sx