I may not have a review on Sunday.
I may have a review but it may be a very brief one.
I may do a review next weekend.
I don't know at this point. I'm at Trina's and in a chatty mood. I didn't want to stop and blog. I'm like on a travel high.
This week, I've written about to Cher and her upcoming film Burlesque a few times. I've even noted the film's soundtrack and its official web site. And yet I have an e-mail asking if I could tell them when Cher's film comes out?
November 24th in the US. That info was easily available at the web site. Maybe it didn't occur to the e-mailer. But Burlesque is supposed to be released in the US on November 24th.
I can't wait to see it.
If you want something good to see right now, check out YouTube for this video of Jackie and the Byrds performing "Splendor In The Grass." Jackie is singer and songwriter Jackie DeShannon. Singer of such hits as "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" and "What The World Needs Now" and "Needles and Pins" and "Holly Would" and . . . If you're a Jackie fan or a Byrds fan or both, you'll love the video (which is a sixties track paired with a collection of photos).
And if you really want to get trippy, check out the one and only Peggy Lipton singing Donovans "Wear Your Love Like Heaven." Peggy recorded at least two albums and they weren't William Shatner type albums (meaning they weren't attacked, Peggy has a singing voice, a very pretty one) but they're not available on CD. I asked C.I. what the deal was and why Sony or Warners or whomever didn't release them? She told me that the albums were done on Ode Records, Lou Adler's label. That Darlene Love also recorded for the label and her albums aren't on CD. (Darlene Love was the powerhouse vocal on such hits as "He's A Rebel." Phil Spector used her as a Crystal and anything else. He regularly refused to credit songs to her. Darlene's also an actress and appears in the original Hairspray and as Danny Glover's wife in the Lethal Weapon movies.) Carole King's Tapestry was on Ode. And when C.I. was explaining Peggy was on Ode, it hit me that I have three vinyl copies of Tapestry bought at three different times and I have two copies on CD. And the labels vary. It's always Ode but sometimes it's Ode distributed by A&M Records, sometimes by Columbia, sometimes by Sony. It's a shame Peggy's albums aren't released. Again, she could actually sing. C.I. just walked by and I asked her what would be another good Peggy performance and she said see if they had "Lu" (Laura Nyro penned song). They do. So make a point to listen to this as well. Peggy's got such a pretty voice.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"