December 21, 2006



I'm not going to get into another anti-Madonna rant, but I did manage to catch one of her numbers from her latest concert (by accident) on Bravo the other night. I didn't know the song, but I swear, without the set and lights, her blah delievery would never get my vote at an amateur night. Of course, Clay Aiken's Christmas special followed, which made her look a lot better. Then someone sent me Eartha Kitt's SANTA BABY, which Madonna once had the nerve to cover (along with Rose Royce's LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE), and honey, there is nothing like Eartha's kittenish original. Or if there is I wanna see it. I've always found Eartha to be sensational in every way. Here she's dressed in only white pumps and a white fur stole! I believe she originated this little number. I always think of her as sexy, but if you really pick her features apart, she's very elfin, and with that square jaw, little make-up and Al Sharpton's current hairdo she resembles a young James Brown in drag. Who cares? She's still totally bewitching.



Blogger Peteykins said...

Eartha really is like a wonderful dream. So peculiar. The long interview with her in one of the Re/Search "Incredibly Strange Music" volumes really is a must-read.

I didn't care for her 80s disco comeback song much, though ("Where is My Man").

5:20 PM  
Blogger Lady Bunny said...

Bruce Vilanch wrote WHERE IS MY MAN! I liked it but there was a less successful follow-up called CHA CHA HEELS--you can imagine how she elongated the ee in heels! --LB

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I own her disco classics CD which I sometimes play through headphone so the neighbours won't hear! It would be great if she recorded more dance tunes before she pops her cloggs. Both Madonna and Kylie Minogue did cover versions of Santa Baby but the original is still, by far the best.

I am all dressed up and ready to fall in love Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Ouuuu Eartha you mercenary little minx!

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it doesn't compare to Eartha's version but I have just released a "gay" version of Santa Baby. Watch it on or download it under music from Cheers and Merry Christmas! - Darren

10:55 PM  

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