Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is my favourite old song at the moment. I saw it on Mad Men on SBS a few weeks a go ("Flight 2", Season 2) and instantly fell in love with it. It was timed so perfectly with the beautiful waitress (Elizabeth Tsing) sashaying out from around the corner of a 1960's Japanese restaurant in slow motion.

I tried to find an actual clip depicting the entire desire-fuelled scene, because these photos of Elizabeth Tsing in the show do not do her justice, nor does Kyu Sakamoto's music video clip do his song any favours either (no offence Kyu, it's just a bit boring).

On Mad Men, when the song is playing, all you see is the glossy black of the waitress' sleek hair, the emerald green of her cheongsam, and the red red red of her lips.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Fathers' Day

I tried to find the live Jane Birkin version but it seems to have been wiped from the face of the earth. I always do still love Marilyn though and am especially fond of her blue-jumper-no-pants get-up and fairy floss hair in this clip so it's really not such a loss at all.

As for the Polish subtitles... enjoy!

And happy (belated, oops) Fathers' Day for last Sunday.