Manolo says, here are three more recommendations from the Manolo to help those who must find the gifts of the last minute.
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
On the face, the concept it is most simple: the minimalist composer Gavin Bryars found the audio loop of homeless street person singing the repetative jingle and to this he added the music. But this description, in no way does it fully convey the emotional power of this composition. It is, in the opinion of the Manolo, perhaps the single most affecting piece of music composed in the past fifty years.
The Next Hundred Years
The Ted Hawkins, he is the absolutely best soul singer of whom you have never heard. His voice, it is so good, so very good. so soulful, so very soulful.
(If you do not believe the Manolo you must read the Amazon reviews, they are unanimous in their fulsome praise of this majesterial body of work.)
Manolo says, here are the few links to the interesting and amusing things that some of the Manolo’s internet friends have sent to him this week.
How to know when you have the shoe addiction? Postcards arrive in the mail.
From the American Digest comes news of the shoe technology that will not only allow you to “enter the new world of comfort” but also perhaps save you two or three of the seconds each day. (Do not laugh. It adds up!)
The Hanukkah it is almost here! Do you have the menorah?
For the 1,000 Pounds you too can have the X-Box of Pure Evil.
Finally, the Manolo briefly discusses the history of the opera pump.
Manolo says, the latest column of the Manolo it is available now for the downloading at the Express of the Washington Post website.
Celebrate! It is another of the Shoes of the Season!
Please help me find a good-looking holiday party shoe.
Manolo says, you must not be reading the humble shoe blog of the Manolo, as for the past two of the weeks, the Manolo he has been featuring at his blog, the super fantastic holiday shoes, shoes that capture the festive spirit of the season.
What, you may rightly ask, are the qualities that make the shoe suitably festive?
The number one, the shoe it must be fun. This it is the happy time of the year, and so leave the drab feetwear for the middle of the January.
The color of the holiday shoe it should be the rich, and the material sumptuous, either the velvet or the satin. There must be the little bit of the sexy toe exposure or the toe cleavage, and finally, perhaps some of the ornamenty bling bling to enliven the whole thing.
As you can see, this shoe, the Fauborg from the Anne Klein, it meets the criteria perfectly.
Manolo says, how quickly does it take for the Manolo to be proven as horribly incorrect? One week.
Manolo finds the Raymundo’s East Los Angeles pachuco gay boy way to be charming. And to the mind of the Manolo, he is one of the few who has his own fashion vision, or at least one that is worth paying attention to. If the Manolo could pick the longshot to win, it would be the Raymundo.
Oy gevelt, the Manolo he still loves the little flamboyant Raymundo, but the outfit he made for the Barbie it was beyond awful, the sort of thing that would be produced by the worst student in the Home Ec class at the reform school.
Sadly, the Raymundo, he deserved to be ejected from the show.
Also, the Manolo he now pities the poor Santino, to be posessed of such obvious talent, but to be so insecure and childish about it, and to be so nasty about the deficiencies of others. This it is not easy for the Manolo to watch.
The Santino he must be humbled if he is to win. Perhaps the omniscient Tim Gunn, he can take the Santino to the woodshed, as he did this week with the ridiculous Andraeea ae? ea? eea? aaee?
The Manolo he must now also apologize to the Nick for judging him so harshly last week. He has turned out to be more pleasant than not, and he is very good designer.
As for the rest of this motley pack, the Manolo he stands by his judgement of the previous week.
Of the course, the real question, it is why has no one yet given the Tim Gunn his own television show?
Did the Manolo say show?
The Tim Gunn Network! All Tim, All The Time! And charge for it as the premium channel, like the HBO.
Manolo says, the Manolo was most pleased to learn that he was nominated for the 2005 Weblog Awards in the category of the Best Culture/Gossip Blog. It is indeed the most high honor.
Now the Manolo he has learned that the notable serious person intellectual the Norman Geras he has posted the request at his Norm Blog asking his readers to vote for the Manolo and his humble shoe blog.
The Manolo he bows deeply in the direction of the Professor Geras, acknowledging the kindness and great honor contained in his posting.
Of the course, this it does not change the fact that the Manolo, he will be voting for the super fantastic and super funny Spirit Fingers.