Thursday, February 28, 2008

Scarlett the New Spider from Mars?

Yet another movie star makes a transition to rock and roll as Scarlett Johanssen put on her finishing touches on her tribute album to Tom Waits entitled Anywhere I Lay My Head. At first I was skeptical of this move. I love Scar Jo (yeah, I did that) and I respect Tom Waits. But her singing abilities? Questionable. But then the most amazing mock-alien ever David Bowie said this about her recent album:
"The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett's performances are mystical and twice cool...She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson."

Bowie backs her on two tracks, "Falling Down" and "Fannin Street." If Bowie says it's cool, then it must be cool. Bowie + Waits + Scar Jo = the most beautiful baby ever, depending on if it gets Tom Waits's looks or not...


Dominick M. said...

I think Tom Waits' voice would be even better with a baby.

Cassie Elly said...

I'm entirely enthralled and can't wait to listen.