Saturday, 17 September 2016

Mixing a Martini in a tacky mu-mu



As autumn has made its shuddering presence known - with grey skies and a dismal outlook - so we deserve a bit of a light music interlude, courtesy once again of the marvellous Soft Tempo Lounge...

And who wouldn't want to wallow in the cavortings of perfectly-coiffeured, super-cool people in exotic locations, just for Un Momento, on a day like this?

There's a rather hilarious "bonus" tacked onto the end of this particular reverie, too - the cheesiest-of-cheesy introductions to one of those 70s porno-masquerading-as-a-self-help-documentary films, The Sexually Liberated Female. It's rather well summed up by Matt Cimber (widower of Jayne Mansfield), writing for Third Eye Cinema, thus:
Lindis Guinness "taking a swim in a huge in-ground pool, wandering around the house in a bra (yeah, I’m sure she wore that beneath her bikini), switching to a very 70’s shift and pendant ensemble to get the mail, then to a tacky mu-mu to mix herself a Martini at her private bar, and finally an elephant bell jumpsuit to lounge out on a revolving red velour love-seat. More friggin’ costume changes than Cher, and we aren’t even two minutes into the picture!"


[Music: Friedhofsballade by Martin Böttcher]

I feel much more mellow now...

4 comments:

  1. I once owned a pair of Foster Grants. I got them at a closeout sale--black plastic frame with dark green lenses, fit perfectly & I loved them! Had them for a year, made the mistake of taking them home for a funeral, where a relative took them from my room without my permission, then they were in an accident where my shades got crushed! The relative was okay, but to be honest, a small part of me wished my shades were okay & that it was the relative who got banged up instead. I have been unable to find a replacement, as they stopped production on that particular style of shades, & I still miss them!

    Here's to hoping you get better weather soon & have a wonderful weekend & a fantastic week. And if it's going to rain, I hope it's the kind y'all can enjoy.

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    1. One of the many reasons I love rummaging through charity shops and vintage shops is the remote chance that such vintage items may occasionally turn up hidden in a corner - but it is a case of just that: chance. At least once the autumn weather does hit in earnest, all thoughts of sunglasses of any description do subside... Jx

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  2. Who needs Valium when we have Soft Tempo Lounge...

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    1. Who needs "Cherry B", surely? Jx

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