Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Can't Stop the World


In this interview, Belinda Carlisle discusses her new single, "Sun," from yet another best-of album (yawn), plus gives advice to Justin Bieber, talks about the early days of the Go-Go's, the secrets to a successful marriage and her obsession with Kundalini yoga. Hard to believe she's into something that "develops strength, awareness, character and consciousness," yet fell prey to Jane Wiedlin's pathetic, passive-aggressive manipulation (using Belinda's own son) to get bassist Kathy Valentine on Belinda's shit list -- and eventually shit-canned -- for writing a memoir on Twitter. Kathy's tweets were fascinating stuff -- being held at gunpoint in her Hollywood Hills home with Carlene Carter et al.! -- and would make an incredible book. (Now if only Belinda's had been so candid and honest -- perhaps it wouldn't have bombed!) I've gotten dozens of e-mails since this post went up this morning, but all I can add is this: When you're a still acting like a mean "girl" in your 50s, you know you've got issues.  #TimeToGrowUp

10 comments:

Critifur said...

Can we get a more fleshed out story about the Jane Wiedlin manipulation? Or a link to the story? I am curious now.

nojarama said...

Sooooooo, that's what happened! It broke my heart to hear they canned Kathy. I have no desire to see them live anymore without them ALL involved.

andy said...

yes please more details about the manipulation and the twitter stuff. inquiring minds want to know.

Bumper said...

Her accent doesn't sound weird to me.

MelbourneMandyFan said...

Belinda, PLEASE release a new album. Voila was beautiful but I need something new!

greg said...

Sheesh, and I was considering seeing them this summer in Chicago. Not after all this teenage drama. Come on, girls!!

Harry said...

I was in the dark about Kathy getting fired over tweets! Disappointing to hear that Jane Wiedlin was involved.

Dave in Texas said...

Kathy's Twitter memoir was amazing- I couldn't get enough of it. I wasn't aware that was the reason she was fired. She started it a couple of years ago right, and quit tweeting it last year, right? So why now? I hoe you let us know if you learn more. Belinda's book was a bore, but I do like the new song "Sun". So Jane was behind Kathy's ouster?!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping it real in the blogosphere. I can't comment on my connection to the situation specifically but regarding your blog post I saw it more through a positive lens of standing up for someone who had been done a dirty deal. But other than the Margo debacle, this is vastly different from past falling outs. Kathy poured decades of her life into the band just to see it pulled out from under her for essentially political reasons - to me it's unacceptable.

Unknown said...

Jane is an asshole.

She had me banned from the Go Gos Facebook page because I repeated a question (by mistake).