C/D : Bette Midler

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Millions of gay men can't all be wrong, right? I have no idea because I've never heard her, except for "Wind Beneath my Wings," which I sort of dislike. But maybe that's her 'commercial' song, and few people but the Bette Midler stalwarts have heard all the weird, insular experimental shit on her hundreds of albums. Maybe?

richard wood johnson (rwj), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 05:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

classic!

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 05:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Millions of gay men can't all be wrong, right?

Wrong!

Richj (Rich), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 05:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

her seinfeld appearance is the only thing i ever liked. ROCHELLE, ROCHELLE!

timmy tannin (pompous), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 06:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

didn't arthur (was it arthur?) start a thread about her a really long time ago?

tuesdays with maury povich (get bent), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 06:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

my boss quotes her comedy routines a LOT

i'd like to hear her version of "surabaya johnny"

joseph (joseph), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 06:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

i remember bette saying on the actor's studio that she despised "wind beneath my wings" when the beaches music coordinator (or whoever) first brought it to her, but she gritted her teeth and agreed to do it as a favor to the guy, who was a friend of hers. now she hates it less and doesn't mind performing it anymore, because "it makes people happy," but more to the point, it's made her an extremely wealthy woman.

tuesdays with maury povich (get bent), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 06:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

i did watch this on tv a few months ago (i think i also saw it in theaters when it first came out):

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006472M.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

joseph (joseph), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 07:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love her version of "beast of burden" a lot! i keep wishing she'd release more rock music, but i guess she knows where her core audience is...

xpost -- she was lots of fun in stepford wives too.

tuesdays with maury povich (get bent), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 07:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like bette midler, i think for her music hall sensiblity

pinkmoose (jacklove), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 07:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

search: lawnmower midler from the stepford wives deleted scenes
destroy her music

a.b. (alanbanana), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 10:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Her duet with Tom Waits = classic!

Jack Battery-Pack (Jack Battery-Pack), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 11:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

i never talk to strangers? indeed it is, it might be my favourite waits song

Friendly Tree (688), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 11:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like her version of Don Williams' "I Believe In You" where she changes the lyric in the second verse to: "I don't believe that Left is wrong and Right is right."

"The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance" are, however, dire even when Jack Duckworth sings them.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 11:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'd like to hear her version of "surabaya johnny"

It's on this record: http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/5/5/p/d5513912mpa.jpg

available at a thrift store near you!

tokyo nursery school: afternoon session (rosemary), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 12:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I liek that LP^^^and The Divine Miss M when the mood strikes every once in a blue moon. it's all downhill after The Rose

m coleman (lovebug starski), Tuesday, 6 February 2007 14:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

i was just listening to one of the disco discharge comps while doing other stuff, thinking WHAT IS THIS AMAZING SONG, and well i was a bit surprised to check and see that it was bette.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7uE3CGVZHA

Waluigi Nono (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 12 September 2013 18:12 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

did no one drop an anvil on her tonight?

hv no idea what the other gays hear in her

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 June 2017 02:25 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm straight, and she made wonderful records in the 70s.

it's all downhill after The Rose

Yup.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 12 June 2017 02:33 (six months ago) Permalink

xpost

What was tonight?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 12 June 2017 03:15 (six months ago) Permalink

She won a Tony Award for the revival of Hello, Dolly! and made a very long acceptance speech.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

I have no use for her generally but the Rose is a legit incredible song imo

Οὖτις, Monday, 12 June 2017 20:26 (six months ago) Permalink

Can't decide which between "From a Distance" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" I dislike more. And I've come around on a LOT of late '80s early '90s A/C pablum.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Also listened to the Dolly recording on Spotify and wasn't particularly taken.

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:30 (six months ago) Permalink

those are a couple of the flattest vocal performances i've ever heard xp

nomar, Monday, 12 June 2017 20:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Can't decide which between "From a Distance" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" I dislike more. And I've come around on a LOT of late '80s early '90s A/C pablum.

― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.

"Wings" is pigeon shit. I have some tolerance for "From a Distance," a sneaky agnostic's anthem beneath the goop.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:32 (six months ago) Permalink

I don't think ppl are going to this Dolly! for the singing

http://d2npu017ljjude.cloudfront.net/images/custom/w606/90015-17.jpg

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:36 (six months ago) Permalink

They're going for the awkward staging?

insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Je regrette tout.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:38 (six months ago) Permalink

headdresses, wigs, diva worship, you name it

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:38 (six months ago) Permalink

My mom (not a gay man) saw it last week and liked Bette a lot.

As far as I can remember, she's never owned the cast album of any "Hello Dolly" production, so I'm pretty sure Bette was the only reason she wanted to see it.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 04:08 (five months ago) Permalink


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