10.18.2006

Scarlet Johansson has a record deal, and will release an album called "Scarlet sings Tom Waits".

Normally, I would go on about Actors thinking they can sing, and some blabber about the cult of celebrity, and how corporations will pander to the lowest common denominator by trying to squeeze every last drop of popularity out of an established commodity (in this case, Scarlet) through synergy.

But I could listen to Scarlet read the phone book, and I'd line-up waiting for the "Scarlet Reads the Encyclopedia" double album follow up.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way, and I'm a girl.

Justin Beach said...

I don't know about this, but I have to say that Tom Waits is an interesting and brave choice.

Ian C. said...

she has bit off more than she can chew. maybe she should have started with "scarlette sings sesame street"? it took holly cole 4 albums before she even began to think about a cover disc of waits' tunes. and we know she's got musical talent...

Anonymous said...

to put it lightly...this scares the bejesus out of me. i don't want anyone singing tom waits except tom waits.

...or maybe me in the shower.