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Thursday, December 17, 2021

It doesn’t take a shoe fetishist to get wowed over this light-refracting fashion statement for the female foot:

These are shoes that will freak people out. Yes, we know that her “invisible shoe” is basically a wedge made of mirrors, and looks about as comfortable as the inside of Steve Buscemi’s mouth, but there’s really nothing that says “I’m a fashionista” like showing up at a party with your feet gone A.W.O.L.

Pedal camouflage via polished glass. This is what you can expect from a “footwear concept” designer.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 12/17/2009 11:44 PM
Category: Creative, Fashion, Women
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Imagine my horror when I discovered that, somehow, Duran Duran once did a cover of Public Enemy’s “911 Is A Joke”:

I could say that this is wrong on so many levels, but that would be unnecessary hyperbole. It’s wrong on one level, and the only one that matters: It sucks. Whoever dreamed up this ill-advised melding of Brit-pop and hardcore rap needed to wake up and smell the resultant stink.

I seem to recall coming across similar attempts at adapting the PE’s lyrics by other, less prominent UK bands. Horrible stuff. They’d repeat the rap verbatim, including the obvious signature riffs by Chuck D and Flavor Flav, and make the whole thing sound like a parroted mess. I guess it’s an attempt at homage, and maybe sounds acceptable across the pond. At least in Duran Duran’s case, they didn’t attempt to recreate the very subtle Eddie Murphy “ha-ha-very-funny-motherfucker!” sample in “911″

I’m not even going to attempt to listen to DD’s accompanying cover of Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines”. I’m damaged enough as it is.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 12/17/2009 11:04 PM
Category: Pop Culture
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