DJ Garbage Body’s Buddies: Alicia Nauta

I forgot to post this back when it happened. Here's some music videos I like, thanks for looking and listening. Thanks to Julie for asking me to contribute!!

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Alicia Nauta is a super rad Toronto lady. She has sweet records and is a joy to hang with. I am proud to call Alicia a Garbage Buddy. Here are her picks for this edition of DJ Garbage Body’s Buddies. Enjoy, lovelies! xo DJ GB

Casina777 - I Don’t Want My Pizza Burning
This person makes animated videos that are especially funny and strange. I follow her youtube channel, Casina777. She and her sister used to sing the Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden” with the lyrics “I don’t want my pizza burning” and decided to make a video homage. This is very relatable for me and for most people, I’m sure. When you’re a kid (and an adult) it’s easy to hear song lyrics incorrectly and not find out until much, much later (maybe in an embarrassing way).

НОМ - Нина

This Soviet band (whose name translates to Scientific Research Institute of Cosmetics) started in 1984 in a cellar in the Moscow underground. During the ’80s their group was operating illegally, since all musical groups in the Soviet Union were supposed to be registered with the government. Amazing and weird video!

Superstar & Star - CD’s I Ain’t Missing You

My friend Jesjit Gill showed me Superstar & Star years ago. This guy is from some suburb in Omaha, Nebraska and makes the coolest music videos. In most of his videos he uses a security camera so the screen is split in four sections with him dancing or riding a lawnmower in different parts of his house, yard and driveway. This is one of my favourite songs of his but it’s very difficult to pick, as he is extremely prolific. His costumes are also incredible. Here is Superstar appearing on public access television (I think?). Check that single sequined sleeve.

Isla Craig - Dreamland

I love Isla’s cover of this 1976 Bunny Wailer song. The footage is of her at around the tender age of 13 or 14, I am guessing? Exploding Motor Car have made so many music videos that it’s hard to pick a favourite, but I love this video and song!

Mustapha Skandrani - Paris 1988

Mustapha Skandrani was an incredible Algerian pianist. This video starts with a cheesy animation with a book blowing open and some candle. It’s pretty dumb, but one of the best things about youtube is that anyone can make any kind of video for any kind of song. The video then goes to a live performance where he looks like an uptight grandfather playing in church, but it’s a beautiful, intuitive, weaving piece of music that flows like a little stream over pebbles.

Dog Leather - Bad Poets Society

I went to Baltimore once and I got to be in this video! I give a very brief thumbs up in it. This is basically what I want all music videos to be. I’m pretty sure they edited it with a VCR and video camera. Check out the alien mask, dance moves, drumming with no drums, and that paper mache weird man sculpture.

Ciccone Youth - Addicted To Love

Most likely to be sung in the shower or get stuck in my head for many days in a row. According to the comment section, Kim Gordon made it in a Make Your Own Music Video maker in a Macy’s. This is almost a karaoke version of a kinda shit song but Kim Gordon’s voice is really so good and makes it 1000% better! Ultimate getting ready to go out for the night song.

The Space Lady - Major Tom (Coming Home)

I love The Space Lady. She started playing in the ’70s during the Vietnam War. Her husband was a draft dodger and they made their money selling art on the street, but once she started busking she was able to support her family (they also had a baby, so her husband would stay home with their daughter). She began with an accordion and switched over to a little Casio, added a phase shifter and echo on her voice, plus that silver helmet with a blinking red light. She still performs in Santa Fe! Here she is, Christmas Eve 2012, wearing a sequined Christmas vest. I can only hope to be this cool when I’m older.

Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe pt. 2

This isn’t quite a music video but more of a weird commercial for Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe. My friend and very talented video artist Joële Walinga and I made this together and just finished it a day ago! It’s made up of footage from Toronto Island, my backyard and the alleyway behind my house.
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Alicia Nauta is a Toronto-based artist and CEO of Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe, a one-woman operation of screenprinting, collage, installations, wallpaper, art books and growing collection of small weird things.