Monday, December 15, 2008

And This Blog Loves Scopitones

Anybody who has attended events I collaborate on or produce knows, I'm a sucker for musicals, especially Scopitones and Soundies. I had never seen this Scopitone before last weekend's KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival. It's a beaut and starts with a turban-wearing dude spinning around. Surrounded by wonderfully strange imagery throughout, powerful vocalist Timi Yuro (1940-2004) gives her all to such 1960's-era WTF lyrics as "if I had everything, I'd still be a slave to you".

Of the strikingly odd moments, those showgirls bearing globes (literally, not figuratively or metaphorically) are my favorites.


Carol L. Skolnick said...

Oh come on, the globes ARE TOO metaphorical! Still, this is great, and what a wonderful vocalist - I hadn't heard of her before.

paul etcheverry said...

Love the idea of illustrating that lyric with showgirls holding globes. It's metaphorical and also lame-brained literal!

I agree, Timi Yuro could really belt 'em out, and no doubt sent audiences home with great memories. There are more clips of her available on YouTube.