Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ava Gardner + New Orleans Rap

I blame for my lack of updates over the past couple of weeks. It gives those outside Japan access to Yahoo Auctions, a goldmine for rare Japanese vinyl. When I left Tokyo in 2004, I mourned the end of my love affair with Yahoo Auctions, beloved provider of my most cherished ’60s Japanese girl-pop 45s. It’s been two weeks since discovering and the thrill is not even close to wearing off. I’ve been given the keys back to the kingdom, and I am thankful every single friggin’ day. One of my recent scores will be appearing on the second volume of Nippon Girls, which Ace Records are clearing right this minute! Speaking of Ace, I’ve reviewed a couple of their latest compilations—Dusty Heard Them Here First, featuring the original versions of Dusty’s covers, and the 8th volume of the Where the Girls Are series—which you can read by clicking on the links. January got off to a hot n’ sunny start in Palm Springs, CA, where I hung by the poolside at the Del Marcos Hotel devouring Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner. I … Read more

Yé-Yé Girls Book Release Party!

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a fab holiday! I’ve been spending the past week hanging out in my favorite spot on the planet—Palm Springs, California, so this is going to be a quick post just to give a heads up to all New Yorkers + Yé-Yé fans that I’ll be DJing at Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe’s book release party for the Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop on Thursday January 9, 2014 at Molasses Books in Brooklyn. Flyer + details below! xo-Sheila Yé-Yé Girls of ’60s French Pop Book Release PartyThursday, January 9th, 2014, 7pmAddress: Molasses Books, 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237Event page: