peter sarstedt / where do you go to my lovely
When you’re actually on the stage after dealing with the “rock ‘n’ roll bullshit” and noticing how the disco sound system is so much louder than the one you’re playing through, you pray your instruments don’t fall apart and you begin to play. You forget about everything else in the world. You forget how much the pay is and that you’re not really playing for enthusiastic young kids but for bored young adults—and it becomes a challenge to try to move them, blow their brains out, put some edge into the atmosphere by using what is now a technologically primitive social tool, the electric guitar.
The club is the mediator or frame through which the music is communicated. The band literally plugs into the technology of the club in order to magnify the sound, turning a possibility into actually, making what is heard by the musicians themselves accessible to an audience. People pay to see others believe in themselves. Maybe people don’t know whether they can experience the erotic or whether it exists only in commercial”
Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon ““I’M REALLY SCARED WHEN I KILL IN MY DREAMS”
Via ArtForum (Circa 1983)
surely it’s even harder now than in 1983, since those young adults (and even more adults, for them) are all experiencing everything secondarily via their cell phone screen… they are too busy tweeting/live blogging/recording for posterity to experience anything to it’s fullest. ahhh, these kids nowadays…
mary kate in vintage! givenchy haute couture dress, met costume institute gala 2011. (wish i knew if this was from mcqueen’s era at givenchy… anyone?)
Sometimes, between the clicks of a shutter, a magical, enduring relationship can develop between photographer and subject. Such was the case with legendary LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and the luminous Italian movie star Sophia Loren. And so, when presented with 19 gorgeous, never-before-published photos taken by her old friend, Loren is delighted to see them — but not at all surprised. “Oh, he must have shot thousands of pictures that never came out, Eisie,” Loren tells LIFE.com during a recent interview, fondly remembering her camera-toting “shadow.”
Well-played, Alfred Eisenstaedt.
(Via The Hairpin)
this was shot in 1948, but i could totally see this on the street today, sans gloves…
that coat, again.
catherine deneuve and yves saint laurent
catherine deneuve in vogue, 1965. shot by david bailey.
catherine & françoise… and that coat!
catherine deneuve in how to work a headband.