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Guilty Pleasures – Dido

What ever happened to Dido?  When she burst on the scene I fully expected her to be around forever, kinda like Sarah McLachlan. Her songs were really well produced and had beautiful, uplifting lyrics.  And her voice was truly unique with this haunting, soulful quality to it. The combination was mesmerizing.

Plus she was good looking.


Then POOF!  She disappeared faster than a plate of bacon at Paula Deen’s house.  So her career trajectory has given me hope that Adele and Lorde will follow in her footsteps and vanish into anonymity.  Soon.


Side note – I can’t get enough of this site: Old Black People who Look Younger than Lorde


Alright, back to Dido…

If she does ever make it back into the spotlight, I’m hereby offering my services for making her videos.  Because, let’s face it, the ones she put out at the height of her career SUCKED!


White Flag

What the hell is going on this video?  Throughout it you see her and that dude from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Bones almost meeting several times, like two ships passing in the night.


Then, at the end, you find out he lives next door and they are both stalking each other?  Wha???


Thank You

In this video, she has this beautiful, quaint little house from which she’s being evicted.  It’s the last one standing  amidst a cityscape of skyscrapers and there are heartless real estate developers chomping at the bit to tear it down.  It’s like the movie Up.


The song’s main lyric is “I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.  So you think she’s going to save the house.  Then this happens.

dido house


Here With Me

The video starts out with her on a bed singing “…I won’t sleep, I can’t breathe, until you’re resting here with me…”  Ok, makes sense.  But then she gets up and starts walking around the studio then out the door and down the street, singing the whole time.  Well the dude ain’t going to rest there with you if you don’t STOP MOVING AROUND.


But oh wait, you see at the end she hops into bed with her lover and it starts to make to sense.  Until you start wondering what the hell is she doing in such a shithole apartment–

Dido apartment


It’s like a damn crack house.

But that’s not my biggest issue with the video.  The most troubling part for me is at the beginning of the video, where she’s singing in bed.

Dido bed


How the hell does her boob NOT pop out of that shirt?


Happy Friday!



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9 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Dido

  1. Yinzerella
    March 7, 2014

    The answer to your last question: lots of double-sided tape.

    And on Lorde: how old is she supposed to be 17? That is one fucking rough 17. Because I look younger than her and I am twice her age!

    Oh fuck. I am twice her age.

    Kill me.

  2. Laura
    March 7, 2014

    Uhhh, whatever happened to Sarah MacLachlan? (What has she done lately, besides the fact that her song is used for those super sad animal cruelty commercials?)

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      March 7, 2014

      My initial though was to lump them together in a post. It was half-written and I remembered I already posted on SM – even featuring a pic of her butt.

      But yeah, she’s been relatively silent for a while. But at least she lasted longer than Dido.

      I’d say Sara Bareilles is carrying the torch now.

  3. wineandhistory
    March 9, 2014

    I liked her to. But in Here With Me, what the hell is up with that weird future-phone? That thing is bizarre…

  4. Joanne DiGeso
    March 12, 2014

    Loved Dido and her music. Oddly enough, I had never seen her videos before. And I LOVE this post. Great ending, thanks!

  5. PinotNinja
    March 13, 2014

    Answer to the boob mystery — “fashion” tape, which is basically just double stick tape that beauty supply stores sell at a marked up price. That shirt was probably super glued to Dido’s chest.

    And I agree that her disappearance is shocking. Back when I was in college, she was the perfect early 2000s artist. Talented and alternative enough to be an intellectual and respected choice to listen to while doing homework, but also mainstream enough (i.e. not Ani Difranco or Fiona Apple) that everyone could relate to it. She and Moby were regulars on the playlist on my block’s coffeehouse.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      March 13, 2014

      Yeah, knew it was tape. I guess I should’ve phrased it better – something like “Why won’t that fall? Please, please… Fall!”

  6. Anonymous
    August 24, 2014

    McLachlan’s second album sucked and that’s why she faded.

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