The Accordion Connection

Simone says there's a popular indie rock band called the "Accordion Connection, you know, that one with all the guys on stage at once, and one of them has a drum? You know who I mean". Anyway, this is an unrelated blog of bitchin' YouTube videos.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

David Bowie the Dreamsicle

Mary the guest poster and proprietor of the highly entertaining/mean blog Rip It to Shreds here- you may remember me from such posts as "lonelygirl15 is a filthy fraud." Anyway, I am here to present a music vid of my own personal teen idol, David Bowie.

If only youtube were around in my day- back then, I just downloaded my David Bowie videos from Kazaa, and they were few and far between. However, I think I watched each and every one I did posses about a million times, particularly this clip of Iggy Pop and Bowie on the Dinah Shore Show, which was pretty much the apex of coolness, particularly because Bowie acts like such a weird fag in it, however briefly. (Also amazing was the Life On Mars video, in which he wears a sea-green suit, blue eyeshadow, and pink lipstick.)

I never did see this Boys Keep Swinging video, and that is a pity, because watching it sort of makes me a born-again Bowie fanatic, all nostalgic for the teenage lust that swelled in my heart when watching thirty year old clips of this jumpsuited and coked-out dreamboat. I mean, look at him! Look at his little dancing! Look at his eyeliner! The lyrics are beyond amazing, and the weirdo wax dummy/drag part at the end is the height of artistic pretension/camp/triple hottness (despite the fact that he makes a surprisingly fugly woman.)

After watching this clip, I did indeed sink back into teenage mode, watching both this surprisingly funky version of Stay, and the below Starman clip, in which he wears a glorious, skintight, technicolor jumpsuit and sings with an equally jumpsuited Mick Ronson. Oh man, it's all so cute I might to have to start signing "David Bowie is God" on all my letters and pasting photos of Ziggy Stardust on my locker.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Getting to Know Your Bloggers: Part 2

People are always asking me, "Simone, you're such a big mover and shaker in the NYC art world! That must be really glamorous! What's it like?!" Rather than answer them, I prefer to refer them to this clip, which is the most accurate depiction of the art world I've been able to find thus far. I definitely identify most with Patsy in this clip:

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

From Xana-don't to Xana-do

This may come as a shock to you all, but there is actually one really good song in "XANADU." I know, I know... it sounds crazy. But somehow, they managed to sneak in a really excellent pop song called "Dancin'," which is for some reason interlaced with some weird faux-40s swingin' dance party. The "6 guys wearing electric orange" are actually The Tubes, a San Francisco-based "theater rock" band. Semi-interesting side note: This girl Eva, who I was frienemies with in middle school, apparently her mom knew the tubes and like designed one of their album covers. Whatever. Eva was a bitch. Anyway, basically I am posting this because I think if anyone will appreciate this song, it's gonna be Gerard. So Gerard, baby, this is for you (just ignore the crappy half-assed faux-swing song):

And yes, that is Gene Kelly...

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Getting to Know Your Bloggers, Part 1

We get a lot of letters down here at Accordion Connection HQ that go something like this: "Dear Gaby and Simone, Despite being heiresses, baronesses, inventresses of dance moves such as the 'Aunt Jackie', proprietresses of the 6th most popular YouTube-based blog in southern Brooklyn, and functioning as the close personal confidantes of both Stevie Nicks AND Linda Ronstadt*, at the end of the day, are you just regular girls like everyone else?" The answer, of course, is hell no; we have a gold toilet that nobody is allowed to poop in, and I sleep in a specially-designed carbonite chamber which I believe gives me eerie telekinetic powers. But, we thought, given the overwhelming demand, we would initiate a new series of posts that would allow you to get to know us better. Below is a montage of clips I've taken of me going about my business on an average day; I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it brings us closer together.


Spandex on Wheels

You know how sometimes, you come across something that blows your mind so absolutely, so majorly, that you really are at a loss for words about it? Such is this video:

It's like, what?! I guess I'll go to wikipedia to speak for me: "The video for Hell on Wheels was tough for Cher to shoot. She was required to skate down steep, mountainous roads while sporting a broken arm. In the video Cher is roller skating and being followed by a huge truck driven by two men which use the maximum speed of the truck to catch up with her. Following this, Cher convinces many people with different types of transportation to follow and take a ride with her." Sounds like as plausible a premise for a music video as any.

This song was also included in the soundtrack for "Roller Boogie."

Which, yeah, I guess roller-dancing was real popular in the late 70s/early 80s. I guess that's why god made Xanadu:

Seriously, guys, just watch it with the sound off. It's totally worth it.

Um, and that's it, I guess.

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