Wake up, Monday morning!

Last night, my twitter feed lit up with the news that Annie Lennox was singing on the Grammies. I love me some Lennox, but awards shows annoy me, so I didn’t tune in. But just to get Monday started, here’s a classic from Annie Lennox and David Bowie and Queen:

Tragic, isn’t it, that it takes two pop icons to replace Freddie Mercury briefly on the stage.

While I’m digressing…David Bowie, going through ch-ch-changes.

Little known fact: my hair also goes wild like that during the night, and every morning I have to beat it into staid submission, because I don’t have the cool of David Bowie to carry it off. Also, what looks good on the Thin White Duke doesn’t necessarily translate well to Pudgy Old Professor.


  1. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    I keep hearing how Bowie was such a slut and yet I don’t know anyone who’s slept with him.

    Looking at the “changes” gif, now I get it: It’s entirely possible that some of my sluttier friends didn’t **know** they were sleeping with Bowie.

    I suppose I should be suspicious when my friends tell me of sleeping with Pat Benatar or Gene Simmons…

    As for Lennox, I love her music. That was a great concert and it’s good to see her there.

  2. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    On Lennox’s other hand, Elton John should never try to sing Freddie Mercury.


    Don’t be tempted to click the end-of-video link for the John/Queen version of Bohemian Rhapsody.

  3. Doc Dish says

    Tragic, isn’t it, that it takes two pop icons to replace Freddie Mercury briefly on the stage.

    Under Pressure was originally sung by David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Or have I missed something?

  4. kevinalexander says

    Years ago I was in a bar in Detroit with some friends. On the small stage was a pair who I had never heard of. The music made me go Whoa. Who is that? The woman next to me said ‘It’s Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart’
    Two feet away.

  5. carlie says

    My kids are singing Under Pressure at their spring concert. Because their choir teacher knows just how to sucker punch the parents in the nostalgia organ. :)

  6. Glenn Graham says

    It was Elton John and Axl Rose that performed Bohemian Rhapsody at theach tribute concert and yes Under Pressure was sung by both David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.

  7. azhael says

    Ah fuck…ok…so Binging on Annie Lennox Day it is then…i’m fine with that actually :)

    Love is a stranger in an open caaaaaar…*dances away*

  8. call me mark says

    Re Daz #10:

    Scene: a middle-class British house, 13 July 1985. Live Aid is on the TV.

    MOTHER: Ooh look at that Freddie Mercury! Where does he get his energy?

    EMBARRASSED TEEN: That would be the cocaine.

  9. Rich Woods says

    @Rey Fox #12:

    Don’t bring me down.

    No, seriously, my claim to fame is having had half of ELO crash at my house once (my lodger knew them). It was in the 90s, after whatsisname had taken action to stop everyone else using the ELO name in the original way. That Kelly Groucott knows how to hold his vodka — top bloke.

  10. Rob Grigjanis says

    Lennox has magical powers. Her “Into the West” almost made sitting through Jackson’s Folly (Parts One through Three) worthwhile. Pace Cate Blanchett, but Annie would’ve been a fantastic Galadriel.

  11. says

    This is some hot stuff. BTW, Rob (#15) how long have you been a King Crimson fan? I saw the Larks’ Tongues in Aspic tour in ’73!

  12. Rob Grigjanis says

    jimatkins @16:

    how long have you been a King Crimson fan?

    Since In the Court of the Crimson King, more so starting with Islands, and much more so from Larks’ Tongues in Aspic through Red. After that, sort of lost interest after Three of a Perfect Pair.

    Wish I could’ve been there for “Asbury Park” live.

  13. cactusren says

    Doc Dish @3: You’re correct. Oddly enough, this came across my facebook feed this morning–the story of how that song was written, and a recording with only the vocals (which only makes them more impressive).

  14. Seven of Mine: Shrieking Feminist Harpy says

    So much awesome packed into 4 1/2 minutes. Under Pressure is one of my mostest favoritest songs. I love the end lyrics:

    ‘Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word
    And love dares you to care for
    The people on the edge of the night
    And love dares you to change our way of
    Caring about ourselves

    I watched a vid of the Grammy performance and holy shit did Annie Lennox kick ass. She’s so many kinds of awesome. 60 years old, teaching all these young whippersnappers how to fucking perform. So much popular music these days is so sterile and electronic.