In tribute to the recent death of this pop maven.
Unlike many of the avant garde performers we poke fun at here, Bora Yoon seems to have a modicum of musical talent, a voice, and some ideas. (Although "music by carrot chopping" is probably an idea better left unexplored.) But all her skills are in service to a kind of spacey, esoteric, pretentious ambiance that seems, to me, hell to sit through.
There's an hour's worth below to test your
Thanks to Sandy Pearlman.
Man so hungry he experiences auditory hallucinations.
And now for a short musical interlude:
How refreshingly charming to find a young lady who is also a gearhead.
By the American musician Ralph Carney
. I hadn't heard of him before stumbling upon this odd video, but apparently he's considered "an integral part of the indie music scene," and has collaborated with artists such as Tom Waits, the B-52s, and The Black Keys. There's a documentary about him in the works, titled "This is Ralph Carney."
Telly Savalas always seemed like an unlikely pop star. And yet, as Wikipedia notes
, his version of "If" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in March 1975, and retains the record for being "the shortest title of any song to reach number one in the UK."
The parody version: