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>hangin in the with bruce springsteen’s favorite sound engineer

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June 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

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>when some lady threw an inflatable whale off a roof on 5th avenue

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June 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm

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>marni

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>she doesn’t move mountains, but its how i want to look

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June 26, 2008 at 12:08 am

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>imagine her and michelle obama just hangin

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>Maureen Dowd has this funny piece about Carla Bruni. They’re both like Jackie O but seriously updated – Carla a little bit naughty, Michelle a working woman, totally relevant for 2008, but they both seem to have that Jackie charm:

“Just as Carla charmed the Queen of England and Princes Charles and Philip with her demure French schoolgirl look, she charmed George and Laura Bush on their visit, inviting Laura 30 minutes early for a girls’ tête-à-tête, and then sitting next to the American president and keeping him entertained with a spirited conversation in English, one of her three languages and sort of his one language.”

Reminds me of that story of Jackie charming French and Russian leaders (and everyone else) with her poise and youth and intelligence and modernity. And while modernity means something different in 2008 then 1960, the intelligence, youth, and poise are similar.

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June 23, 2008 at 7:28 am

>hello gorgeous

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>i saw a few episodes of “Mad Men” and really liked it and, of course, was really impressed with the aesthetic. over-wrought floral patterns, puke green upholstery, and lineoleum. The New York Times has a good article about the show, which has become a hit, probably because the cultural subject hits the NAIL ON THE HEAD: The structuring, and inevitable emptiness, of demographics.

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June 20, 2008 at 5:09 pm

>someone did their homework

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>similar colored suit, strands around the neck, hair the same, the look and mood is just updated for a more emotional culture

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June 18, 2008 at 5:57 pm

>shooooowwwww

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saw vivian girls again on myrtle ave and they are more reverbed and better then ever!

pictures from this site

http://media.imeem.com/m/5d5uopXmBE/aus=false/

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June 17, 2008 at 4:25 am

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>not sure about this shit

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>From this article:

“…What if January 20, 2009 turned out to be not just a cultural and clothing pivot point for adults — a return to the minimalism of sleek, 60s-era sharkskin suits, the containment of golf-ball sized Barbara Bush costume pearls — but a watershed fashion moment for teenaged boys? Picture it. On Inauguration Day next year, thousands and thousands of young men and boys from city street corners to suburbs, look up from their X-Boxes and catch a glimpse of the impeccable President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama climbing the steps of the Capitol and suddenly feel… unfashionable. Out of it. Old. What if they are overcome by the same stunned, something’s-happening-here feeling that teenagers in the early 60s, their closets full of sock hop regalia, felt when they first laid eyes on The Beatles in 1964, on the nationally televised Ed Sullivan Show. For adults, this kind of moment is, at most, something to take note of. To a teenager, it’s a gale force warning of imminent social tsunami, an urgent prod from the eyeballs and the amygdala that to everything there is a season, and now is the time to change, change, change…”

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June 16, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Posted in barack obama, early 60s

>obamadrama

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>if i were barack obama, these are the songs i would play on the campaign all the time. they have to be recognizable, nostalgic, hopeful, and just a little desperate:

bobby hebb – sunny
the beatles – here comes the sun
marvin gaye – pride and joy
the dramatics – what you see is what you get
aretha franklin – think
martha and the vandellas – dancing in the street
eddie floyd – knock on wood
staples singers – respect yourself
carole king – where you lead
the flamingos – i only have eyes for you
the four tops – reach out (I’ll be there)
james brown – funky president

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June 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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>can you even imagine?

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>Dusty reveals the only critique the Queen of Soul ever offered her: “All Aretha ever said to me – and I died – we were in a lift [elevator], and she just put her hand on my arm and went, “Girrll!”

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June 15, 2008 at 4:51 pm