7.18.2006

"I want to be Tina Turner

...for just about 15 minutes"


and now I can.
Here's how.






The "I want to be Tina Turner" is a quote from Lena Horne when asked by Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes who she would like to be if she could be anyone else in the world.

20 comments:

Kieran said...

I want to be Tina Turner's hair. For all eternity.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'll meetcha there, Miss S. Bring Killer Yapp, too; he can sing the do-wop parts.

If that camp wasn't made with me in mind, I don't know why it was invented.

Existential Man said...

yeah but the problem with being Tina Turner is that you'd have to suffer from all that physical and sexual abuse from the Ikster. Who needs that?

Feisty said...

There's such a thing as rock camp? And you don't have to know anything about music? I don't know. Sounds like fantasy camp to me.

Kanani said...

Tina Turner has gorgeous gams.

JerseyGirl said...

Aw, Miss S, you must've seen The Simpsons episode last night on Channel 5 (like I did)!

Sounds like fun. And you wouldn't have to put up with a schnook like Homer (hopefully).

delilah said...

We all have to go! Count me in on keyboards and maybe even a little rhythm guitar. And I definitely want to sing! I have a great "Cher" outfit: irredescent, purple velvet, bell-bottom pantsuit.

Miss Snark - if you don't play an instrument, we'll put you on tambourine. Then all you have to do is shake your bootie and keep an eye out for George in the crowd. This is your chance to meet him; I'm sure he'll attend one of our world tour concerts - probably even come backstage to get our autographs.

Woo-Hoo!! I am sooo pumped!

PS. Yes, of course you can bring KY. He can be our mascot - we'll make him some really cool outfits.

Stephen said...

There was an excellent account of just such a camp in The Guardian newspaper a month or so back (this one was in Portland, Oregon. Sounds like it was fun.

Chiron O'Keefe said...

I'm there with you, Susan and Snarky. And yes... Killer Yap can sing "Do-Yap"! *grin*

And Feisty, trust me ANYONE can play along with "Wild Thing" (just ask Dave Barry). Or, in a wild fit of drunken desperation, participants can do as we did just the other night and make up band names. The winning name last weekend? *drumroll* "Soul-Sucking Synchophants"

*singing* Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the River...

Feisty said...

Chiron: I'd like to be in the SSS. I play piano so I could play electric organ. It would be just like the old sixties music when everyone had an organ. But then again, you might not want an organ. I do sing *fairly* well if I've had a couple of drinks, but not sober, so you'll have to provide booze.

Mama Rose said...

Someone in the San Francisco Bay Area has to do one of these. (sigh) Why is it that all the fun stuff is somewhere else? :)

Linda

Anonymous said...

Funny. I always wanted to be Tina Turner's hose. -JTC

Bugwit Homilies said...

Mama Rose said...

Nothing ever happens in SF, huh? Good lord, girl, go outside!

If you're really bored you can come to Arizona and watch the Republicans grow.

They say if you watch closely, you can actually see them become holier than thou.

Loudlush said...

The visual of Lena Horne in Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome is almost too much to bear, but I do take her point.

Chiron O'Keefe said...

Feisty, you can DEFINITELY play organ in the "Soul-Sucking Synchophants" (though now that I look over the list, I'm rather fond of "Starving Blues Monkeys", "Pussycat Moan" and "Spam-Swilling Hillbillies" --my best-friend's favorite), we can even work up "Time is on My Side" with that cool organ part. I'll play rhythm!

And I wouldn't even think *gasp* of asking you to sing without offering a drink or three! We run a civilized house of ill dispute. *cough* *grin*

Oooo, another cool name!
"The Civilized House of Ill Dispute" *runs to find pad*

M. G. Tarquini said...

I'm so there.

So are the rest of the Bunions.

in sequined halters.

and Pat Benetar hair.

Mama Rose said...

Bugwit homilies--lol I was joking!! Something my kids claim I don't do well. :)

Linda

Bella Stander said...

Kieran: Tina Turner wears wigs because she killed her hair decades ago thru chemical "processing." Back when I was a young 'un, I read Blair Sobol's account of trying to be an Ikette. It was harder than it looked--and I just mean the singing and dancing.

Bugwit Homilies said...

Mama Rose:

That's why they call me Bugwit: Jokes fly over my head like a jumbo jet over Kansas.

magz said...

A high school gym in Brooklyn? In JULY???

Actually the premise sounds wayfun, but let's change the venue, shall we?

I propose hosting my unyet realized Big Blog Bash in the desert,

Featuring the Battle Of The BroadBands.
(Sat. nite headliners:
MG. Targ n the Bunions Vs The Boonie Bunnies with moi on lead guitar)