"One non-French speaking territory where “Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son” met with popular success was Germany, where the song was one of the biggest hits of the year. In response, a series of German versions of Gall’s French language hits were released into the market, but with little success. A team of German based songwriters — including such hitmakers as Christian Bruhn and Kurt Hertha, as well as a young Giorgio Moroder — were then recruited to fashion a sound for Gall that was more in tune with the “schlager” style of German popular music. The result was a series of singles targeted specifically at the German market that today stands as a complete repertoire wholly separate from Gall’s more well-known French sides."
"The time is next Tuesday, March 11, at 6pm PST. The film is FURY OF THE SILVER FOX, a wildly entertaining example of What-the-Fu directed by and starring the inimitable Pearl Chang Ling. When the time comes, I’m hoping all of you will log on to Twitter and — using the YouTube link provided on this blog and the hashtag #4DKMSD — join in the conversation as we all watch and comment along to this twisted masterpiece together.”