The other night I was watching the Grammys and amusing (only) myself by "live-tweeting" the event.
And "tweeting" is the appropriate verb, because as soon as I saw Cee Lo in his Elton John meets Elmo-inspired costume, my virtual feathers began to fly across the keyboard.
I knew that Gwyneth Paltrow was scheduled to perform with him, so I posed a question on Twitter: "Does that mean Gwynnie will be Janice"?
You all remember Janice, right?
The lead guitarist from Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem?
And she has learned how to play the guitar:
|Janice poseable action-figure|
But alas; disappointment reigned. For Gwyneth dressed in a black catsuit (what New York Magazine called an homage to bad-girl Sandy from Grease) accented with hot-pink feather earrings.
I get the Sandy reference, but I thought of another icon immediately; well, two icons really.
In her black suit, Gwyneth conjured a ventriloquist, or a puppeteer, which would be completely appropriate, given her fellow musicians.
And the feathers in her ear lobes? I saw a reference to Wayland Flowers and Madame:
Indeed it was a brilliant piece of performance art to evoke two such different individuals in one simple outfit.
Here is the original--Elton with the Electric Mayhem and Janice grooving on guitar: