Shoe Whore Imelda Marcus Inspires Musical Genius: ”Here Lies Love”

Apr 9, 2010 · 1985 views

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Imelda Marcos is many things; wife of a dictator, a power hungry legend, celebrity collector and ravenous shoe craving fashionista, but musical muse?  Yes. David Byrne, the frontman of the legendary Talking heads and Fatboy […]

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  1. Curtis says:

    Here’s a video from the project made from archival footage of Imelda on her travels. the song is “Please Don’t” sung by Santigold

  2. Marc Felion says:

    Aren’t shoes a huge industry for the Philippines? Why wouldn’t she have 3,000 pairs?

    • patrick says:

      not really, marc. it’s only a fullblown “industry” in one town near manila… besides, most of her shoes are imported signature brands, i think. i don’t begrudge her her shoe collection though, i’m no first lady but i have an obscene collection of footwear myself! it’s a filipino thing… on a different note, being a huge 10,000 maniacs fan, i came in my pants a little when i found out natalie merchant sang a song in the album! beautiful song about a not-so-beautiful subject though… proclamation 1081 being the one that put the whole philippines under martial law… ;(

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