Friday, March 14, 2008

Buy A Piece Of Courtney Act!

Courtney Act is an Australian pop trash icon, so I was more than a little chuffed when she dropped by to leave a comment about my recent Kylie post. It was also something of a coincidence because I had been meaning to write about this fabulous diva for some time. Courtney shot to prominence in the first season of Australian Idol, bringing her own unique brand of dragtastic fabulousness to the masses. It's safe to say that nothing this entertaining has graced Australian Idol since Courtney's departure! Despite being eliminated in the wildcard round by the narrowest of margins, I believe Ms Act was the first Idol star to be signed by Sony Australia and was the only non-finalist invited to join the inaugural Australian Idol tour, where she memorably performed "Kids" with Rob Mills. Kylie would be proud!

Shortly after, Courtney's released her stunning debut single "Rub Me Wrong", which became a top 30 hit and an instant scene classic. The original version is great but the remixes are heavenly. The video was also a spectacular affair. Similar in theme to Kylie's "On A Night Like This", sexy Courtney is escorted to a mansion where she dances for an old pervert. At least she doesn't end up in the pool like poor Kylie! Since parting ways with Sony, Courtney has become an Oxford St icon - performing drag shows and hosting parties as well as staging the fantastic one woman show "Boys Like Me" (her jazzy Spice Girls' cover is particularly fabulous).

Courtney as Amy Winehouse

In exciting news for long suffering "Rub Me Wrong" fans, Courtney recently announced that she is returning to the recording studio and, in an ingenious marketing ploy, is selling pieces of herself to help her finance it! Well not literally but for the bargain price of $10 (AUD) you get to own a piece of the digital mosaic on Courtney's website on which you get to write a personal message. The $10 also buys you an autographed, limited edition copy of the proposed EP as well as a digital copy of the single (postage is included in the $10 and that also goes for international buyers). Most importantly, however, you get the satisfaction of helping a truly unique talent create fantastic music outside the restraints of a record company. Courtney is one of the hardest working local divas in the business and she deserves our support.

To buy a piece of Courtney Act, simply click here and the follow the instructions. Basically, you select the piece of Courtney's face that you wish to purchase (I'm the proud owner of a small plot on her right cheek!) and a yellow square will appear on the box. All you have to do after that is click "Pay for selected blocks", submit your details and complete the purchase via Paypal. There is a money back guarantee in the event that the EP is not completed - so what have you got to lose?! I can't wait to hear what Courtney comes up with. In the meantime, check out the brilliant "Rub Me Wrong" video clip (below). They certainly don't make 'em like that anymore!

13 comments:

Matt said...

I LUV her!! Im buyin some of that wig!! xx

Anonymous said...

the original rub me wrong sux but the wayne g mix iss mad! I hop the new song has a mad club sound!1

D'luv said...

Mom!?!

Jamie said...

Oh my god! Is that a man?

Me said...

How fabulous! I have (via someone else) purchaced a portion of her weave!

Mike said...

I'm so glad some of you decided to buy a piece of Courtney! I'm sure the EP will be a work of genius!

Anon - I like the original version of Rub Me Wrong but the remixes really did bring it to life.

Jamie - Of course it's a man. Courtney is Australia's most famous and most fabulous drag icon (Mogadonna is gonna kill me)! I though "Rub Me Wrong" would be right up your alley...

tommie said...

I will certainly buy a piece of Courtney as soon as I've moved (don't want those CDs to end up at the wrong adress)!

Jamie said...

Oh it is up my alley! I wasn't sure whether it was a woman like Charlotte Perrelli with an over fondness for glamour and eye shadow. How totally fabulous that it is actually a man.

Anonymous said...

She looks great as Amy. She should cover 'Rehab'!!

PS Cool Blog!

ThePopGirls said...

That's it, we're closing down, we can never top a comment from Courtney Act!

Alyson

Jamie_movietrip said...

I didn't guess Courtney was a man from the Rub Me Wrong video! So fierce, and of course I'll buy a piece of her. And where would one frind said Wayne G remix of Rub Me Wrong...

Mike said...

Don't worry, Jamie. I'm sure Courtney would take that as a compliment!

Anon - you might be onto something. A Dance cover of "Rehab" would be fabulous!

Bitch, please! You're besties with pole dancing Siobhan from Girlfriend. That's like the coolest thing ever!

Hey there! The Wayne G edit is on the CD single and available to download from Aus iTunes. There are longer remixes but I'm not sure if they are official or not. You should buy a piece next to me!

AcidJasmine said...

Ms Act is a class act. Having had the pleasure of seeing her perform numerous times in Sydney, i think big things are in store for such an exciting, different performer. And Courtney is genuinely a nice person.