Singin’ in The Rain – It’s Friday

Oh friends, It is STORMWATCH 2014 here in Southern California. Scary shit. We are supposed to get more rain than we have had in 3 YEARS! Everybody FREAK OUT! So far it has been a bit lackluster as far as mother nature has been in the past. I am not complaining. Any rain is good rain here but I would like one good daylight DOWNPOUR.

This horrifying weather (the sun just fucking came out) guided me to our FUCK YEA FRIDAY YouTube extravaganza!

We are all (or I hope you are) familiar with the Gene Kelly “Singin’ In the Rain” – but did you know it was in a film earlier?

Here is Cliff Edwards – also know as Ukulele Ike – in The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Right? How amazing is that? Does his voice sound familiar? IT SHOULD. He is none other than Jiminy Cricket!

He is also Jim Crow (I KNOW) in Dumbo – he is the friend in the pink spats – so STYLISH. If he wore some crappy suspenders and a clip on bow tie he would be the belle of Dapper Day.

I think he also may be doing that scat part by our friend in the red beatnik sweater.

Cliff unfortunately led a hard life. He started in vaudeville and was extremely famous! Like heart-throb – or maybe more like comic buddy FAMOUS! He went on to do movies and had popular recordings on through the 1940s – and voice work. A drug and alcohol addiction took him down a different path and he died in the 1970s – in obscurity. I read that Walt Disney was quietly paying for his medical bills and even paid for his headstone. I don’t have that fact checked but it is a nice thought all the same.

Blah I ruined the FUCK YEA vibe – let’s bring it back. Cliff is so charming and talented I dare you

(I FREAKING DAAAARRRRE YOUUU) to not get into some of these clips.

It really get’s going at the end of this one:

Here are some more wonderful YouTubes: They make me want to break out my Ukulele (no really I should – I can play all of one song on it because I DON’T PRACTICE)

“It’s Only a Paper Moon”

With Buster Keaton:

We could be here all day with the treasures of Cliff Edwards out there! I think this is a perfect soundtrack for brightening up a gloomy friday. Celebrate Cliff with listening to a few of his wonderful tunes.

Have a good weekend – visit me again!

Homework:

• Best/worst thing about the rain? 

• What do you watch or listen to on a gloomy day? I put on BBC’s Pride and Prejudice!

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Get Crafty – Let’s Make a Headband

Howdy Pals! How are YOU doing today?

I heard it was going to rain and be colder than our usual 75-80 degrees that we have enjoyed here in LA-LA Land. Not sure how I feel about this.

Today I have a little crafty tutorial for you. We are going to make HEADBANDS – sorry dude friends. They do make GREAT gifts though so it is not a total loss.

I was in Palm Springs last week shooting a hotel. That city is so dreamy.

Bittersweet Susie | Royal Sun, Palm Springs CA

 I did this tutorial while I was there. I always travel with apron 5.7 craft projects at ALL TIMES.

Always be ready for craft time.

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

This is fold over elastic, also called underwear elastic. hee hee. I get mine off Etsy but they have it at fabric stores too!

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

You are going to need one of these bad boys. God bless glue guns.

 

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Cut 4 pieces. Measure the main piece to fit your big fat head. I get migraines so I don’t make it too tight. Add 1/2″ for the overlap when you glue it. Don’t stress here too much because it is quite stretchy.

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

I always put scrap paper under the glue gun so I don’t ruin the table. Don’t ruin the table kids!

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Take one of the two-inch tabs. This is to cover the glue and seam on the bottom. Look how classy that is. 


Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Take the middle-sized piece and make a mini look for the bow. Glue that shit.

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

You are going to use the second small tab to attach the bow to the headband.

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Holy shit. You did it! I am so impressed.

Bittersweet Susie | Headband Tutorial

Oy apologies for the cell phone selfie. My gorilla arms were still not able to hold the beast camera to take a shot. 

There you have it. These are great for holding hair back when working out (ha!) or washing your face. You can leave the bow off if that is not your style.

Thanks for crafting with me friends. Be sure to stop by again.

Homework:

• Do the damn craft – and send me photos @ delaney.susie@gmail.com

The Punchy Players presents: Friday!

Oh Friday can it really be you? FUCK YEA!

My schedule is so all over the place I do not really know WHAT day it is anymore.

Weekend? What’s that?

Today I bring you a little YouTube comedy by the way of the Punchy Players – if you hadn’t had the pleasure then you are about to go into a YouTube spiral of rad. My friend Chris showed these to me. I keep my friends around because they make me look cooler than I actually am.

Here are a couple of my favorites – I pretty much pee my pants when I watch them. You are welcome for that visual.

Hollywood Hoarder

Why is this not a REAL SHOW. Holy Jesus – all the corn cob holders!

Cream of Wheat – SING IT JUDY

Piggly Wiggly – Momma I wish I was a Oscar Mayer Weiner!

Baby Daddy – Just try it! The KIDS will love it!

I am working on a 3 day headache. If you cut me open you will find that my blood has been replaced with Excedrine.

If you are having one of those Fridays – like me – these will cheer you up!

Thanks for stopping by! I love seeing your face.

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Homework

  • What are your favorite series on Youtube? (I need you to make me look cool too!)
  • What is your favorite Judy Garland movie? This week mine is Easter Parade

Vinyl Wednesday

Middle of the week, middle of the week. You made it to the MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

It is a glass half full/half empty situation friends.

I am back with another edition of Vinyl Wednesday. I think maybe 2 of you out there will give a crap about this one. HI ERIC!

This week I am featuring a record from my childhood collection and a trip back to the world of fine cinema.

I present to you:

The Chipmunk Adventure

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | The Chipmunk Adventure

 Album: The Chipmunk Adventure (movie soundtrack)

Year: 1987

Bought: Tempo Records in Northridge CA

Price: FULL PRICE – I got it NEW when the movie was still in the theaters!

Bittersweet Susie | Vinyl Wednesday | The Chipmunk Adventure

My fellow children of the 80s – Take a look at this. I love love LOVED this album and played it constantly. My sister and I would sing along specifically to the   “Girls of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Track. Who DIDN’T want to be a Chipette?

My second fave song was “Getting Lucky” – it was the perfect inappropriate kid version of a 1950s rock song. The 80s were the best for having questionable content geared for kids (Do you know how many bad words are in The Goonies?!?)

I am surprised this record still plays – we practically wore it OUT (I am sure our mom was thrilled)

I will admit that I have not seen this in years, but I am going to go ahead and say that it holds up and is SPECTACULAR. You are missing out on all that is awesome in your childhood if you have not seen it.

Thanks for stopping by – go stalk me!

Homework:

  • What is your favorite Chipmunk endeavor? 
  • What is your favorite song/memory from this movie?
  • What was your favorite kids record from your childhood?

Love is in the AIR – ‘cuz FRIDAY!

Friends. Friday. Can you dig it? and HAPPY Valentine’s Day! You are looking super fly. I just wanted you to know that.

Love is in the air – or it may be the aftermath of all that chocolate I ate last night (Thanks MOM and DAD – best Valentine’s EVER)

I have little something that my favorite gal, Ruby, and I made for you – BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!

Bittersweet Susie | Miss Rockabilly Ruby

 Just know I am never cutting out that many hearts in Photoshop again. I don’t love you that much.

In honor of this festive day I have some LOVE themed videos for you. Don’t worry – they are totally Bittersweet approved.

I am sure a lot of you have seen this one – but it gets better every time I watch it.

Cringe worthy for sure. But friends, after watching it a few times I started to like these guys – except for the surfer douche who said he doesn’t want a girl into food. I will hunt you and punch in the face and then eat ALL THE CHEESE. Douche.

Mr. John Ritter on the Dating Game:

What a dreamboat (and fucking hilarious)! He is certainly the best one – though that cutie in the glasses… The first dude, I feel for him but also want to smack him in the face at the same time – agree?

Now that you have seen all the available guys, and picked your winner – you need to know the proper way to undress in the bedroom! Oooh La La!

So EDUCATIONAL (and not weird or pervy AT ALL) Trixie rules. Sometimes having the entire bed to yourself rules. SCRATCH WHAT YOU WANT TRIXIE!

Don’t forget to check out my Anti-Valentine’s day Playlist!

I hope today you get something sweet! I really do LIKE like you, you know.

No homework because it’s a HOLIDAY! See you next time dears.

Love Stinks

IMG_1619Valentines day is the worst, isn’t it? I am not even sure why certain things are expected. Wishing for rose pedals and candle light is only going to lead you down the path of disappointment and despair. Your ideas for this dumb day should be managed. I would be stoked on homemade mac n cheese – but only if that included bacon. You really have to get your priorities in check when it comes to such important matters. Cheese always is a good idea.

What if you are newly dating? What if they hate chocolate? What if they are really into Nicolas Sparks shit?

1.) Break up with them 2.) EAT all the chocolate your damn self.

Another thing I do not appreciate is the “my boyfriend is the BESTEST EVARRR” social media posts. No one cares and I heard he smells.

Have no fear friends – I am here with an Anti-Valentines playlist to sooth your soul. Fuck that mushy I wanna hold your hands while riding a unicorn music.

Here at Bittersweet Susie we solute the pain, regret, sadness, anger, revenge, and relief.

I am here – this too shall pass.

Anti Valentine 2014

  1. The Clash – Train in Vain
  2. Lee Dorsey – Get Out Of My Life Woman
  3. Cake – I Will Survive
  4. Dion & The Belmonts – The Wanderer
  5. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  6. Frank Turner – Substitute
  7. J. Geils Band – Love Stinks
  8. La Roux – Bulletproof
  9. Patsy Cline – Seven Lonely Days
  10. Otis Redding – It’s Too Late
  11. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Ain’t No Sunshine
  12. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me – 2002 – Remaster
  13. Soft Cell – Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go – Extended Version
  14. Waylon Jennings – (That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me
  15. The Rolling Stones – I’m Free
  16. Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
  17. The Cure – Pictures Of You
  18. Fats Domino – I Hear You Knocking – 2002 Digital Remaster
  19. Nancy Sinatra – There Ain’t No Way
  20. Brook Benton – The Intoxicated Rat
  21. Ben Folds – You Don’t Know Me (featuring Regina Spektor) – Explicit Album Version
  22. Liz Phair – Fuck And Run
  23. Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  24. ? And The Mysterians – 96 Tears
  25. Red Sovine – Why Baby Why – Single Version
  26. Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  27. The Postal Service – Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  28. Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  29. Genesis – That’s All
  30. Rilo Kiley – Breakin’ Up
  31. The Ting Tings – Shut Up and Let Me Go
  32. Marty Robbins – You Only Want Me When You’re Lonely
  33. Roger Miller – I’ve Been A Long Time Leavin’ (But I’ll Be A Long Time Gone)
  34. Bessie Smith – Me and My Gin
  35. Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) – 1943 Single Version
  36. Wynonie Harris – Bad News Baby
  37. Johnny Otis – Livin’ in Misery
  38. George Jones – Too Much Water
  39. Amos Milburn – I Done Done It
  40. Big Mama Thornton – I Smell a Rat
  41. 2gether – The Hardest Part Of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)

 

Vinyl Wednesday will return next week! I have a good one for you friends!

 

Homework

  • • Send me your anti-love anthems 
  • • What dessert are you making for yourself?

 

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Hey Friday!

Fuck yea it is FRIDAY! I think these posts are making my week go by too fast. How was yours?

I hope it was swell.

I have a special treat for you friends today! We are going to celebrate this FRIDAY with PUPPETS! FUUUCKKK YEA! Actually Marionettes.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Have you ever been to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater? Why not? Hmmm – I am not sure I even like you anymore. I think you can make it up to me… If you live in LA (or just make a trip already) you NEED to make time for this very special place. My good friend Ginger has reminded me about this wonderful theater that I haven’t been to since I was little. It is hard to describe what it is like to watch this show and immediately feel like a kid again. It is very much like stepping back in time – something a lot of us try so hard to do in our daily lives but never quite make it. This place can.

In honor of Bob’s 90th Birthday CELEBRATION I have some interweb vids for you to see what all the awesome is really about!

Charming promo from 1974 – Those piggies are my FAVORITE!

This commercial from the Liberace Show in the 1950s

Bill Robinson – if you don’t rush out and buy your tickets today you after seeing this then you are ugly and I hate you.

So what are you waiting for? Take your friend, niece, grandma – that dude you met in line at Costco. Don’t wait – or you might miss it!

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB BAKER! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

Homework:

  • Have you been to the Bob Baker Theater?
  • GO TO THE THEATER
  • What was your favorite part of the show
  • Go AGAIN when their next show is on