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I’ve been to a couple of shows where everyone knows the words to every song, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily sing along the entire time. R Kelly’s fans are different. Throughout the two-hour performance, which was really just about a half dozen medleys covering bits of well over 3o songs, the audience bellowed the chorus and, in some cases, verses of almost every song, even the Sam Cooke number he covered near the end.

There were some weird spots, like the home video he played (within the home video of a monologue he recorded) of Michael Jackson and auteur Brett Rattner dancing to the remix of Ignition and the part where he spoke openly about how this was the first tour he’d been on since his court case…

No Trapped in the Closet, which we kind of anticipated he’d avoid anyway (though Sex in the Kitchen briefly entered the mix), just tons and tons of sincere, if slightly raunchy, songs about having sex, usually in hotel rooms.

I know it’s not too easy to tell, but this image comes from the grand finale, set to Step in the Name of Love.

R Kelly Finale

Posted by: on October 17th, 2009 | Tagged with: | Comments (0)

I think James Brown was about 40% talent and 60% taste. His awesome belongings were auctioned off last July by Christies to the dismay of his children and business managers but to the joy of bidders.

James Brown's sofa

James Brown's chairs

James Brown's hair products

I almost bid on this set of curlers, hair products and Polaroid. Original price was set at $400 but the lot went for $6,000!

Click here to see the rest of James Brown had the coolest stuff

Posted by: on June 5th, 2009 | Tagged with: , | Comments (6)

R Stevie Moore Poster

Great poster for an R. Stevie Moore show at Cake Shop. Photos of the performance, which included a wizard’s hat are here.

Posted by: on April 18th, 2009 | Tagged with: , , | Comments (1)

Peter Gabriel as RaelGenesis, Peter Gabriel as Slipperman

The intensely convoluted narrative of the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (which the band performed live over 100 times in its entirety) follows teenage Puerto Rican graffiti artist Rael (above left) who is pulled into a netherworld beneath the streets of NYC. A lot happens, but eventually Rael makes his way to a colony of shambling figures where he discovers that both he and his twin brother John have come (through a woman-snake cannibalistic ritual) to physically resemble the deformed Slipperman (above right). The only way to regain their original bodies? Castration. Unfortunately, a super-sized raven swoops down and snatches their severed members, prompting Rael to follow John, who chases after the bird, down the ravine and into the rapids where the ultimate revelation finally takes place.

Peter Gabriel, of Genesis, employs masks and costumes

While historically it’s been easy to scoff when someone who’s not someone’s dad says they want to listen to Genesis, in this contemporary climate of AM Gold nostalgia, the band’s pre-Invisible Touch work is becoming more acceptable every day; credit adventurous area DJs, Phil Collins’s amazingly patient turn on a (semi) recent This American Life, and my pal Russ’s band’s recent cover of Take Me Home at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

But give them a break, the career of Genesis represents, if anything, the trajectory of an entire generation: wildly progressive and far out collaborative work forged in the late ’60s and early ’70s eventually, as artistic excess fed individual egos, overwhelming the original nature of the group dynamic, redefined itself as an insanely successful Adult Oriented Rock machine. A vaguely yippies-to-yuppies marriage both mommy and daddy have stepped out on, but it’s all the kids, now clad in gold shirts, know.

Genesis, Peter Gabriel in the Foxtrot mask and costume

There’s almost 20 years between Foxtrot and I Can’t Dance and, despite retaining its three core members, the band has changed more dramatically than any other big rock act I can think of.

Back in the old days, Peter Gabriel fronted a phenomenally inspiring live band. The pictures gathered here, which I discovered at the incredibly informative Genesis Museum, represent the make up and dramatic costuming that characterized Genesis performances until Gabriel’s departure (for a mildly successful solo career) in 1975, when a then-bearded Phil Collins took over the mic.

Click here to see the rest of Genesis-era Peter Gabriel

Posted by: on April 16th, 2009 | Tagged with: , , , | Comments (0)


I found this picture while browsing google image search. This dude is a DJ/Entertainer in the greater Houston area. There are tons of pictures on his site with him in different costumes. I am now truly regretting moving out of Texas.

Posted by: on March 31st, 2009 | Tagged with: , , , | Comments (0)