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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
1:18 am - CocoRosie - Rainbowarriors


current mood: calm

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Sunday, October 5th, 2008
12:10 pm - *Sigh*

I need a way out. A  way to forget what a drag this world is.

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Monday, September 1st, 2008
2:42 am

Hi. A few glammie Bowie pics for you. I forget the rules, so I've put them under a cut. Enjoy :)

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
7:16 pm - The Verve Album OUT TODAY!

The Verve album, Forth, is out TODAY!!!!




• Deluxe Boxset: A deluxe boxset will be available solely from The Verve's Official Store. This version will consist of a double heavyweight gatefold LP vinyl (containing two bonus tracks not on the CD version of the album), limited edition CD & DVD edition of the album, and an exclusive memorabilia tour book.

• CD & DVD Package: Available from play.com for £8.95 Delivered: A special CD and DVD package, featuring an exclusive band documentary and live footage from The Verve's headlining appearance at Coachella in May 2008, packaged in a case bound tour book.

• Heavyweight LP: Available exclusively from The Verve's Official Store: LP includes 2 tracks not featured on the CD or CD/DVD albums.

• Original CD Album: You can also buy the standard CD album FROM The Verve's Official Store.

• Digital Download:
If you pre-order the album from itunes you'll receive 'Judas' as soon as you place your order, as well as exclusive live versions of 'Lucky Man' live from Coachella 2008 and 'A New Decade' live from Glastonbury 2008.
7 Digital: Album Of The Week: 'Forth' is available at a special price of £5 until the end of next week.


• Original CD Album: Available from Amazon for $7.99.

• Digital Download:Available for $9.99 from itunes, people buying from here will receive a bonus track ‘Mama Soul’ and an exclusive documentary feature.


::can now die happy that the verve have a new album out::

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
4:01 pm - new album from The Verve

i know that this is not glam related, but i also know that a lot of people here are Verve fans.... so i thought i'd share that you can hear the new album here. my favorite song is definitely "Sit & Wonder" ... "Noise Epic" is a close second... what about you?:

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
12:19 am - hiya

Hey fellow glamophiles. Just joined. I love Bowie, Iggy, New York Dolls, T-Rex and so on and so on...I've watched Velvet Goldmine so many times I know the dialogue by heart. ...I usually dress Goth but also have some Glammie clothing (did I just invent that word??) It's a weird style combination but I like the contrast. anyway nice to find this community, it seems entertaining.

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Saturday, May 10th, 2008
7:26 pm


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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
5:21 pm

I’ve been pondering this for a while now, and I thought someone here might know. How can I stick glitter to my face in patterns? Obviously I can mix it with hair gel or something like that to get a general glittery patch, but I want solid glitter in a certain shape. Is there any way I can do this that you know of?

Many many sparkly thanks.

(x-posted to thank_u_glam)

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Monday, April 23rd, 2007
12:00 pm - Everything Is an Afterthought

I recently sold my first book. In conjunction, I've established another LiveJournal to report on the project's progress, occasionally provide links about, and writings by, its subject, Paul Nelson (famous for signing the New York Dolls to their first record label, as well as his Rolling Stone reviews of Bob Dylan, Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople, Jackson Browne, the Sex Pistols, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and the Ramones -- to say nothing of his cover story about Warren Zevon's battle with alcoholism), and share snippets of information or parts of interviews that may or may not be covered further in the final product.

The new journal shares the book's working title, Everything Is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson. Just follow the link.

Anybody interested in learning more about this brilliant critic, whose own life proved just as mysterious and fascinating as the artists' about whom he wrote, is welcome to join. As well, tracking the process of how a book goes from sale to publication should prove interesting. I'm rather curious about that part myself...

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Sunday, March 18th, 2007
9:58 am

Ello! Just thought that I would share this new, fab community with you all if that's alright.


Have a smashing day! :)

current mood: busy

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Saturday, November 18th, 2006
10:00 am

Hello all.

I was wondering what your thoughts on quintissential glam-rock garb were. Glitter obviously, but what else? I was thinking feather boa, high heeled boots. What about you all? Thoughts?

current mood: relaxed

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
6:56 pm

Hello all,

(Mods: If this isn't allowed, please tell me and I'll delete it. I figured someone here might be interested though.) I’ve got a pair of electric blue dupioni-silk pants which I’m selling. I made them for a friend of mine to wear for a competition, and now it’s over with and he doesn’t want to keep them I’m trying to sell them. I’ll accept pay-pal, or an international money transfer (I’m in New Zealand). I’m trying to sell them directly, before putting up an auction, and I’d like to get US$30 for them, with free shipping worldwide.

They have a 28” inseam (71cm) and the waist band is 34 ¼” (87cm). They’re straight-leg, with patch pockets on the back and lining in the front to the knees. Pictures are behind the cut. If you’re interested then just leave a comment. Thanks!

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Sorry, X-posted a bit.

current mood: artistic

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Friday, August 25th, 2006
6:26 pm

S.Marie Designs

Click the shirt to view this fantastic David Bowie design by S.Marie.
This design is so awsome and it comes on a wide varitey of shirts!
You won't find this in any store, completely unique and a million times better than those mainstream shirts.

It comes in long sleeve, short sleeve, and in many other colors.


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Friday, July 28th, 2006
2:43 pm - Playing with Dolls


In the early Seventies, the New York Dolls were the reigning rock & roll band in New York City, the darlings of David Bowie and the avant-garde intelligentsia, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith rolled into one, and America's principal purveyors of such newfound concepts as deliberate musical primitivism and the punk rock of futuristic, haute-couture street children. A cult band, they were passionately loved or hated, and more than a few critics (myself included) saw in them this country's best chance to develop a home-grown Rolling Stones. The Dolls were talented, and, more importantly, they had poisonality! Both of their albums made the charts, but a series of stormy misunderstandings among their record company, their management and themselves eventually extinguished the green light of hope, and the group disbanded... Like all good romantics, they had destroyed everything they touched. 

-- Paul Nelson, Rolling Stone, May 18, 1978

The argument could be made that we have the Mormon Church to thank for One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, the first studio album in 32 years by the New York Dolls. It may not be a particularly good argument, but all the components are there for a not even half-baked conspiracy theory: 

As depicted in Greg Whiteley's fine documentary New York Doll, original Dolls bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane, who, following an an act of self-defenestration, had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was working in the church's Family History Center Library when he discovered that an almost 30-year dream, something he had prayed for again and again, was about to come true: the remaining Dolls (David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain) wanted to reunite. Not only are his Mormon coworkers and bishop supportive of their friend, whose life of drinking and drugs had gone out the window with him, they help fund the retrieval of his guitar from a local pawnshop so that he can start practicing for the reunion gig. Had they not and had Kane not rejoined the band, and had New York Doll never been made, you could argue that there would not have been the press and acclaim and subsequent momentum to get the Dolls back into the studio, back on the radio, back on TV, and back in the stores. 

If New York Doll isn't the best piece of pro-LDS propaganda the Mormon Church has ever had at its behest, it's at least some damn funny and insightful off-the-cuff filmmaking. (Has ever a movie come into being so accidentally?) The movie's wacky elements and plot twists -- a faded, jealous rock star, his bitter wife, a quart of peppermint schnapps, a handy piece of cat furniture, an open kitchen window, and an unexpected demise -- tell a tale of decadence and redemption worthy of Raymond Chandler.

But in the midst of all this craziness there beats a heart, and it's a sweet one. Such as when Kane, "the only living statue in rock & roll" and, in Johansen's words, "the miracle of God's creation," leads the group in prayer before they take the stage for the first time in almost 30 years. Or earlier, back at the library, when Kane explains the responsibilities of being a rock & roll bassist to the two little old ladies with whom he works. Or when he confesses to his Mormon bishop his apprehensions about getting back together with Johansen (who, when he finally arrives in the studio, looks like a haggard Allison Janney). 

Which brings us to the Dolls' third album, One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, which arrived in stores on Tuesday and which, like Bettie Page adorned in leather, is hard and soft at the same time. Lots of ricocheting guitar lines and anthemic pounding housed within four Phil Spectorish walls of sound; middle-aged men acting tough, vamping and posturing while sounding melodic as all hell. A reminder of how rock & roll ought to be. How it used to be. 

Combining clever wordplay ("Evolution is so obsolete/Stomp your hands and clap your feet," from the pro-simian/anti-creationist single, "Dance Like a Monkey") and wordy cleverness ("Ain't gonna anthropomorphize ya/Or perversely polymorphousize ya"), Johansen, whose vocalizing and songwriting have both aged magnificently, proves that, despite his Buster Poindexter detour, he remains one of rock's savviest practitioners. He leads the Dolls through a variety of subjects and styles while spewing his trash poetry lyrics ("All light shines in darkness/Where else could it shine?") with his heart on his sleeve and his tongue firmly in cheek -- often at the same time:

Yeah, I've been to the doctor
He said there ain't much he could do
"You've got the human condition
Boy, I feel sorry for you"

Funny is one thing, smart is another; but funny and smart at the same time, that's tough. Ask Woody Allen.

Listening to the new album, I couldn't help but think of critic Paul Nelson, whose words opened this piece and who, back in the early Seventies, was the A&R guy who put his job with Mercury Records on the line when he signed the Dolls to their first record deal ("I knew they were going to have to be a big success or I would lose my job, and I did"). What would Nelson, whose body was found alone in his New York apartment earlier this month, have made of the Dolls' new effort and return to the spotlight? And would he have seen anything of himself in the song "I Ain't Got Nothing"?

This is not how the end should have come
Who could imagine this when I was young?
Where is everybody?
It's not the way I wanted it to be

With One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This, the New York Dolls pick up right where they left off over 30 years ago, as if no time at all has passed. Which begs the question (especially with all the dancing like a monkey going on): shouldn't there have been some kind of evolution musically? If the Dolls remain just as smart and funny as before, and rock just as hard -- if just plain surviving isn't enough -- what have they gained? 

Wisdom perhaps?

We all should be so lucky.

current mood: famished

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
1:42 pm

Have you seen the Smashbox Cosmetics contest on peta2 - http://www.peta2.com/STUFF/s-smashboxcosmo.asp?c=st84

I'm so glad Smashbox is cruelty-free. Gotta say I prefer MAC, though.

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Monday, June 6th, 2005
12:00 am

Hello, all you super nifty Velvet Goldmine fans! I've got some icons for anyone that's interested. Only six, though--surprisingly enough, this movie is very difficult to icon.


Hope you all enjoy!

(Crossposted just about everywhere. Sorry.)

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Friday, May 27th, 2005
12:50 pm - Glam roxx.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2005
9:06 am - Tommy Gnosis

any thoughts?
anyone enjoy "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"?

i personally enjoyed it. The music was good......

and i especially liked this:
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But it CERTAINALLY is no comparison to this:
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any comments? thoughts? slap em on me......

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Friday, March 25th, 2005
8:38 pm

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current mood: calm

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005
4:29 am

Hi, I'm new here.

I found this community looking for Slade communities (and I am outraged that there aren't any!!!!! Grr). But anyhoo, I like most other glam rock, including: T-rex, Bowie, Gary Glitter, The Sweet, Wizzard... (the list goes on)

I hope I'm welcome here ^_^

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