Lana Del Rey was just singing along in her Ambien laden voice when someone suddenly threw her a pair of panties. Of course this happened in Ireland at an intimate show in Dublin. As shown in these photos, Ms. Del Rey seems rather amused by the entire thing. They really, really love her on the other side of the world. Damn you, America. I love you so much. Can’t you give me this one thing??? Pretty sure Lana doesn’t feel the love here either, as she told FASHION magazine (via Daily Mail),
I don’t always feel like I get respect for [my work]… when I feel like people don’t like [my] music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again.
Oh man. I know how she feels on a smaller scale. When I feel like no one likes me, I replace those feelings with McDonald’s or Del Taco. She’s been clean and sober for 12 years now, which means that yeah, she got addicted around age 14.
ANYWAY, happier note, I think my favorite thing about this incident is that The Daily Mail referred to this as Lana Del Rey getting “The Tom Jones Treatment.” I guess Tom Jones is still known as a sex symbol over there. And over here, Lana hasn’t let her “haters” bum her out. In fact, she’s been looking a lot happier lately. Maybe it’s because her new music for The Great Gatsby soundtrack is getting positive reviews.
May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Cannes film festival is going on right now in France and everyone is GLAMMED THE HELL UP. I like it. Here are the looks that stood out to me, for better or worse. But if you want to get right down to it:
BEST: Isla Fisher
WORST: Julianne Moore
I JUST DON’T KNOW: Zhang Yuqi
Carey Mulligan, seen here with Baz Luhrhraznamann. (Luhrmann). She looks gorgeous but holy hell, where’s the rest of her?? Is she okay? Does she know she’s allowed to smile? Even LANA DEL REY is smiling. Jesus.
May 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lana Del Rey has another music video out. It’s a cover of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood’s “Summer Wine.” Recently she did a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ that I love and I think most you hated. That’s okay.
The video is sure to inspire lots of eye rolling anger, as the entire thing looks like it was filmed with a broken Super 8 camera and produced by a team of the finest hipsters. Taking on the Lee Hazelwood role is her real-life boyfriend (fiance?) Barrie-James O’Neill of the “Scottish alternative folk band” Kassidy.
To be honest, if you don’t like Lana Del Rey, this is not the song or video that’s going to change your mind. Best avoid it. Even I’m a little “ugh.”
She’s also contributing to The Great Gatsby film soundtrack. So get ready for a “summer” of Lana.
April 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Lana Del Rey, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine are some of the artists included on Baz Luhrmmann‘s The Great Gatsby film soundtrack. I think the soundtrack is going to be better than the film. I wish Beyonce and Andre 3000 weren’t covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” and I wish will.i.am and Fergie weren’t on it, but WHATEVER. Ms. Del Rey alluded to working on the film many tweets ago, and it’s true, it’s all true.
On contributing to the film’s soundtrack my lovely polarizing Lana told Digital Spy,
It was an honor to work with Baz Luhrmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film.
Jay-Z produced the album, so you have him to blame or thank for all of this. On using contemporary artists for a film set in the 1920′s, he said,
The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion.
It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge! made it a masterpiece, and Romeo + Juliet’s score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character.
This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are busy pissing off Congress, so here’s hoping the album goes over better than their vacation.
Here’s the full tracklisting:
1. ’100$ Bill’ – Jay-Z
2. ‘Back To Black’ – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. ‘Bang Bang’ – will.i.am
4. ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’ – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. ‘Young And Beautiful’ – Lana Del Rey
6. ‘Love Is The Drug’ – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. ‘Over The Love’ – Florence + The Machine
8. ‘Where The Wind Blows’ – Coco O of Quadron
9. ‘Crazy in Love’ – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. ‘Together’ – The xx
11. ‘Hearts A Mess’ – Gotye
12. ‘Love Is Blindness’ – Jack White
13. ‘Into the Past’ – Nero
14. ‘Kill and Run’ – Sia
April 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
9Lana Del Rey Covers Leonard Cohen In New Music Video. Watch It With Your Eyes Closed If You Must. Just Listen.
Lana Del Rey covered Leonard Cohen’s song Chelsea Hotel No. 2. I recently got into Leonard Cohen when I saw him live in NYC. I went from knowing 3 songs of his to riding that sweet Leonard Cohen train hard. Chelsea Hotel No. 2 is one of my favorites of his. The song is simple and quiet but full of little details that makes you want to hear more of the story he’s singing. An excerpt:
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
I’m telling you: this is a great song for her and she does it really well! But since so many people have issues with her plasticized face they dismiss her. I think she’s beautiful, but whatever. So, if you must, watch the video you with your eyes closed and just listen. She has so much emotion in her voice.
And come on, you know it’s going to be better than Scarlett Johansson’s Tom Waits mess.
March 28, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lana Del Rey won two awards at the Echo Awards last night. What the hell are the Echo Awards? Good question! The Echo Awards are like of like the Grammy’s for Germany. They were held in Berlin. Obviously it’s going to be something European, since they love Lana there. She is L’Officiel’s latest cover girl and Brit Award winner for Best International Solo Female Artist.
At the Echos she won Best International Newcomer and Best International Female Pop/Rock Artist. She also posed with former First Lady of France Carla Bruni. Then Ms. Bruni performed at the show, as she is a lovely guitar player and singer. YEEEEAAAH, EUROPE!!!
Okay, honestly, I don’t love Lana’s look. It’s kind of like 1960′s Pricilla Presley but without any warmth to it. Kind of a bummer because she had a much cuter look at a charity dinner the night before. (Included in gallery below.)
BTW how ugly are these Echo awards???
ANYWAY, enjoy these photos of more of Ms. Del Rey’s icy Pricillopatra look. Also got some of her with Carla Bruni in there.