Tuesday, April 6, 2010

WAITFORIT: Don't Cry for Me, Manila!

Alright, alright, alright... So that was the worlds worst title, WHATEVER, we have more important things at hand than pesky, witty one liners!  Such as Imelda Marcos: The Musical!!!!!!!!!!  That's right, everyone's favorite feisty Filipina power-wife has a rock opera of her very own, thanks to Talking Heads legend and all around fucking GENIUS David Byrne and dj SLASH producer SLASH musician Fatboy Slim.

The project, titled "Here Lies Love", features some of the most SLAMMIN' peeps on the block right now, including Sharon Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Santigold, Roisin Murphy and of course, David Byrne himself. 

Says DB on his bizarre choice for content, "The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!"

Uh, YAH.  You can just imagine a young Imelda w/ her childhood care giver, Estrella, TEARING IT UP at some 'mo club in Manila, screaming the lyrics to "I Will Surbibe" (you caught what I did there?) at the top of their lungs, can't you?!  Grab your shoes and raid your Swiss bank accounts, kids, cuz Filipino High Society is here to stay!

Thanks, David Byrne!  Thanks, Meldy Marcos

Here's a preview of "Here Lies Love" for ya:


story via USA TODAY (thanks Squish), track list via David Byrne's Website

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