Baby, Let’s Do The Cocomotion!

Today is all about sharing a favorite and this one is epic!  Nothing else I’ve ever heard can compare to the beautiful complexity of El Coco’s “Cocomotion”.  When you listen to this song, you can taste the champagne and feel THE FABULOSITY OF 1977!

The musical journey begins with a dramatic string intro and then builds every few bars bringing a new layer of instruments to enjoy. I think Disco was so much better when real instruments were played, don’t you agree?  Real drums and snares, real strings, real horns- the roundness of the sounds are so full of life. From the twonky guitars to the glorious horns to the SEXY SPARKLING VOCALS- this is THE ONE that’s playing in Disco Heaven… I just know it!



There’s only one thing to say about today’s Sparkle Video and that’s: KABLAM!  THE DAZZLE DANCERS are Heroes of the Sparkle Army and in this sassy version of the Love Boat, it’s pretty clear why. All of our favorite things jam packed into 4 minutes and 1 second of fun- scantily clad bodies, glitter, sparkles and MORE GLITTER! Did you happen to notice the fabulous use of SPARKLE CUFF FASHION? (Get Some!)

“Although we prefer to be nude, the Dazzle Dancers perform covered in glitter and stripped down to masterfully designed costumes. Our goals, however, extend beyond mere spectacle. We are committed to spreading a message of love and sexual freedom. We battle the forces of blandness, fear and isolation so common in our clenched culture of coffee franchises, fear marketing and money worship. All of this is accomplished through the powerful forces of dance, glitter and fun”  (excerpt from Dazzle Dancers’ Manifesto,



Space Porn Sounds Like This

When it comes to music, the Sparkle Army’s motto is: We like both kinds of music- ROCK N’ ROLL and DISCO! Both are driving, hard, sexy genres that cause provocative and “uncensored” behavior and that’s the kind of party we all want to be at!

Today’s featured track is an Italo Disco number that rocks my world! “I’m Not Ready” by Fred Ventura is a sexy combination I call “New Order meets Divine at Human League’s house and then Bobby O shows up for cocktails”.  There’s got to be a porn flick somewhere with this in it- one with SPACE SLUTS in partially SPANDEXED BODIES, writhing to the rhythm while Space Ship Control lights flash all around them.  If not… let’s make one!



To celebrate the long 4th of July weekend, today’s Sparkle Video is a slice of Americana on DAZZLE OVERLOAD! Back in the 70’s, variety shows exploding with sequins were the norm and everyone in showbiz had one.  Our favorite blended family, The Brady Bunch, was no exception and in this clip, are working SPARKLE OVERTIME in a medley of disco classics!

There is so much to see in this video- a bevy of dancers in sherbet colored GLITTER AFROS, “fake” Jan belting out “Turn the Beat Around”  and my personal fave, Greg Brady’s stiff whitewashed version of the Jacksons’ “Enjoy Yourself”.  There’s even cameo from the “What’s Happening” gang featuring top notch dance moves from Fred “Rerun” Berry!  All of this in a flurry of RHINESTONE MADNESS!

With the set, the costumes, the STARFILTERS– all so fabulous, it really makes me believe those Brady “behind the scenes” rumors must be true!



Today has TWO Sparkle Videos for the price of ONE!  The reason for this groundbreaking move is the artist himself, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR.  He’s not necessarily good, or even good looking, but has the DAZZLING BALLS balls to dress in spandex and gyrate around on stage and then- when you least expect it- drop into a split!  Watching him live is like seeing a man who loves karaoke so much that he cashed in his life savings to make records, go on tour and then terrorize people with his blindingly daring antics.

Har Mar Superstar truly has a special place in my heart because while everyone knows that there is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold TALLBOY, he had the good sense to write a song about it.  The first video below is the slick produced music video.  In this “hollywood” version, Mr. Superstar is dressed like an 80’s robot while lovely ladies get SPARKLE-IZED and Space Sluts have sexy GLITTER PILLOW FIGHTS!


This second video is him performing the song live wearing nothing but underwear and SPACE CUFFS! (get some!).  It’s like watching Ron Jeremy’s crazy twin brother on acid… J’ADORE!



Today’s Sparkle Video is a celebration of all things right in the world:  The legendary Toilet Boys reformed, live and SPARKLING! The show took place last Monday night at Le Poisson Rouge, where the AC must have been broken-because it was hot, hot, HOT!  Maybe it was the heat emanating from the band, who’s devoted fans endured the high temps and rocked out in proper NYC style?  All I know is they did not disappoint, and that includes new member Shane who has filled Rik Rocket’s combat boots fabulously!

Enough biz talk- let’s discuss Sparkle Fashion.  HOLLA MISS GUY!  Not one, but TWO DAZZLING OUTFITS and added bonus of the night, drummer Eddie making a statement in a BEDAZZLED TANK! Be still my heart!  The only thing missing that night was Sean’s show stopping “fire trick”, but that place would have gone up in flames in an instant!  Still- I can’t think of a better way to go.



This Sparkle Video Day is ultra special because it’s being posted from our very own blog! I must confess I’m still learning how the “blog scene” works- but I didn’t want to waste any precious time we could be SPARKLING TOGETHER over a silly thing like computer technology… am I right?

Today’s video- one word: KABLAM!  I don’t know what this director is ON, but give me some please!  A magical lady warrior flying around shooting lasers from her eyes while she brings to life SPACED OUT SPARKLE SLUTS who robot dance?  Da General’s in love!  This is pure DAZZLE OVERLOAD at its best and on a fashion note- check out the guy in the silver wearing SPACE CUFFS!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- GET SOME!

Now, I don’t know who Tommy Sparks is, and I sure as hell don’t know why he doesn’t call himself Tommy Sparkles (are you listening Tommy?), but he is IN, IN, IN The Sparkle Army!