Summertime Television at it’s Best . . . ?
Do you remember watching the reruns of the Smother Brothers show during the summer?
Now we have …..
America’s Got Talent
Let’s see that talent then…. or ….. does it come with strings?
Could someone like Prince Poppycock win this summer’s talent competition?
America may have talent but does it have imagination?
On one of Prince Poppycock’s web pages he said…….
“I love my country even if my country does not love me”
Prince Poppycock has made it through tonight to the next round !
Just thought you’d like to know.
On the subject of singing competitions
Last year on American Idol (or America I’m dull)
They had Adam Lambert
Adam was not dull at all! I thought he should be the winner,
but did that happen? No!
This guy won
Kris Allen, not bad, but how can you compare?
It is a singing competition !
This is the clip from his performance last night……
Whoever thought of installing twinkling lights in the ruffles on that costume was a genius. That pushed it to something beyond over the top.
I was interested to see that John, too, sees Poppycock as another persona as well. A reflection of the common perception by artists that they’re channeling a force that they don’t entirely control. I’ve always been intrigued by the process of artistic creation because I think it’s something we don’t entirely understand.
I’m partial to the hats and eye make up.
Patsy, thanks for introducing this guy to us. I almost never watch network TV (and being at work so many evenings keeps me out of the loop, too), so I totally missed this.
Why do I enjoy this fellow’s performance so much? As BT said, he’s fearless. And he seems to have a totally different persona when he’s in costume and make-up than when he’s not. Interesting. His voice is actually quite decent, too.
He also has the greatest looking legs — on a male or a female — that I’ve ever seen. 😆
Or maybe these high heeled slippers:
Way too funny ! It’s infectious!
I want to make that a ring tone.
Love that film!
I prefer what Prince Poppycock does with his grooming just a bit 😉
Hey Kes, My hubby follows what goes on in the TV world.
But this guy caught my eye.
Yes, he can really sing!
How refreshing that he is so creative and celebrates it !
And on another creative celeb….
Did you catch Lady GaGa on the SB 1070?
Glad to see that Lady GaGa is on the side of the angels on this one, Patsy.
I hadn’t thought about it, but, you’re right, she’s a sort of female counterpart to Poppycock. I love the way younger performers can feel so free to just take it and run with it. Whatever “it” may happen to be. They seem so liberated!
I checked out Poppycock’s website and it’s delightful. He has very eclectic musical tastes that include Gregorian Chant! 😀
I remember kids that were going through that parental approval thing, it’s brutal.
We need all these creative people to keep our own brains from atrophy.
How can we solve anything out there in the world if we cut ourselves off from creativity?
Actually, I kinda look forward to summer. I watch like near zero network TV and a good chunk of my viewing is USA, and thank goodness, Mad Men is back!
By the way, if I ever could go back to another time, fashionwise, it would be the 18th century (assuming I was of the aristocracy and could afford the fabulous clothes).
Ahh yes, I would love that too but the ladies had to wear those torturous corsets !
Not the men!
I do like breathing.
Found this the other day and I can only imagine how many hundreds of hours of embroidery went into this, Khirad.
That is seriously beautiful needlework Kes … and I bet whoever made it went seriously blind!! Can you imagine being the poor peasant who sewed that coat and vest, working by candlelight for a few pennies to feed the family – no, neither can I!! We’ve come a long way baby – and many miles still to go before we sleep 😀
So true, Mw! I would suspect that it might have taken several peasants and/or nuns in convents to produce this level of artistry. But — yes — trifocals wouldn’t be enough to compensate for all those hours of squinting!
But, as well, I want :16, give me what’s at :28 here in black or crushed dark violet with silver filigree on the cuffs, and I also love the stuff like at :38, as well as the military type double breast like at :46
I love costume drama movies like Amadeus, Vatel, Ridicule and loved to hate Archibald Cunningham in Rob Roy.