I'm back from vacation. Back from a New Mexico family reunion (where there were 93 of us). Back from catching up on CNM projects. And there's so very much to catch up on. So much time has passed. Have we all changed?
Donald Trump has been busy making a mockery of a fiasco. Bobby Kristina is no longer with us. Oft-mentioned friend of Sonny Bono, Dick Van Patten, has passed on. There’s so much to cover, I’ll have to do take it in chunks. Today's chunk is a roundup of links regarding Cher appearances and music news.
Articles & Appearances
The rags have been busy proclaiming Cher's impending demise and her heavenly return to Sonny. That this tactic is even still in use tells us how much Sonny & Cher still maintain a hold on the national fantastical imagination.
Cher's cover of Love Magazine is out but it's hard to find. Cher scholar Dishy in New York City tells me her cover is even hard to find on newsstands in the city! I guess the problem is she shares the cover with other talents. And surprise, surprise! Her face is on the cover! (Click the photo to enlarge.)
Cher made a few trips recently and one magazine had all the dets!
Daily Mail said, "Can you Believe she's 69? Cher turns heads in skintight bodysuit and eclectic jacket as she departs from LAX." (Click the link for pics.)
Daily Mail also said in another piece that Cher could turn back time in hippy bell bottoms. (Click the link for pics.)
Then they posted more pics of Cher in see-through pants. (Click the link for pics.)
It's like they were stalking her or something.
If you'd like to see a roundup of all the people involved in the new Marc Jacobs fashion campaign, this site has it.
And here is another website that has taken on the task of reviewing Cher's most outrageous outfits! It's so subjective.
In Music News
Musician and arranger Harold Battiste has passed away in New Orleans. He received an obit in The New York Times. The article uses a photo of Battiste with Sonny & Cher (as their long-time arranger and musical director) to lead the story.
Giorgio Moroder Dishes On Producing Cher & Janet, Talks Gay-Bait Bathhouse Oblivion (Pride Source)
Someone has started a Facebook page to get Cher into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In one odd story from Mediate, Mike Huckabee is shown dressed up like Cher to sing "I Got You Babe." I don't know what to say about this. I'm speechless.
Over my vacation, I was reading an email argument between some friends regarding the recent rape allegations against Runaway's producer Kim Fowley. One friend posted this NPR story about "the cruel truth about rock and roll" and how sexually predatory it is regarding young performers. It's truly sobering and something every fan of rock music should read. It makes you wonder what awful experiences Cher might have had as an almost-underage performer working in the 1960s.