Category Archives: Uneasy Listening

Liza Goes to Germany

We need to discuss literally every aspect of this weird interstitial dance number at 44 minutes in, featuring two of Liza Minnelli’s backup dancers at a 1982 concert in Germany.

What flexible hips!

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Bernadette Peters Wrestles Kander & Ebb (and Loses)

Have you ever wanted to hear Bernadette Peters tackle a classic Kander and Ebb tune? Even a not-so-classic Kander and Ebb tune? Like so much of life, the idea is better than the execution. (Though perhaps Bernadette is feeling less… under the weather today than she was in the mid-70s, when cocaine use was at its peak?)

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I’ve Been Busy Sowing Wildflower Seeds

Guys, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve been working out what is a priority and what isn’t, and in general recovering from a busy fall. And even though you only love me for my big sunglasses and Dodge Dart Classic, I don’t mind. My sunglasses are half of my personality anyway!

That being said, did you catch Miranda Lambert’s cranked-up-to-12 performance of “Little Red Wagon” on the Grammys? That girl killed it, and served a pretty accurate representation of me at karaoke.

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Just an Old-Fashioned Girl, Like Eartha Kitt

We could just enjoy the lyrics to this song and Eartha Kitt’s way of sending them up. But let’s also talk about the fact that, in mid-20th-century America, some TV show put Eartha Kitt in antebellum, Southern belle costumes.

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Lauren Bacall Wrote the Book

When Lauren Bacall left us, all I wanted was footage of her performing “I Wrote the Book” in Woman of the Year. And here it is! Never mind Wayne NEwton (I don’t know what that’s about), but here it is, delivered with peerless comedic timing.

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Liza Loses Her Mind on The Arsenio Hall Show

First of all, have you ever seen Liza look more like a Normal? Second of all, those nights at Studio 54 clearly paid off in terms of dance moves alone. Look at her dancing by herself on The Arsenio Hall Show, performing the Pet Shop Boys’ dance remix of Sondheim’s “Losing My Mind”! (You can watch the trippy music video here!)

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Just Like Lauren Bacall

There are a lot of songs titled “Lauren Bacall.” Here’s a good one that sounds as if it was written about me! “Blonde and tall / She had it all / With a voice like Lauren Bacall.”

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