Wednesday, May 18, 2005

I'm Spinning Around

I was so sad to hear yesterday that Kylie has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Its not like she is the only person to have ever heard her doctor utter those terrible words but it is still a shock for many reasons.

Firstly, Kylie is only slightly younger than me, she has not had children and for all appearances seems fit and healthy. Secondly, since living her in the UK I have developed a fondness for the diminutive one. Up until I left Australia in early 2000, Kylie was not so well regarded over there and I was quite surprised when I got here to find she was pretty much help up as a national treasure. Ian helped me see that she was actually quite talented and from what I've seen of her in interviews and the like, she is rather a nice person. She is not sleazy or cheap but she manages to be sexy at the same time. I admire that about her - for all her sultryness, she still seems to be a private and reserved celebrity. I read this in The Guardian today and it pretty much sums up what I'm trying to say...

For all the visual stimuli her perfect proportions have offered, there is something curiously sexless about Minogue. She is sexualised, rather than erotic. Even those notorious gold hotpants had a cabaret feel about them, a cheeky wink rather than a full-frontal come-on. This may explain why, in the current era of Global Minogue, the whole world has taken to her. Everyone loves Minogue, from the lad mag readers to the pre-teen shriekers to the crowd at GAY.
Libby Brooks, The Guardian "The Girl Who Fell to Earth", May 18, 2005

I like Kylie a lot. I like her music and I like her style. I really hope she pulls through this terrible time in her life.

Reading: Graham Greene & The Princess Bride, William Goldman
Listening to: Assortment of Barry Manilow, Van Halen, Captain & Tenile toons on my wonderful birthday CD given me by my friend Sarah. Her name was Lola ....


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