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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flushed Down Pop's Unforgiving Garbage Disposal: Stephanie McIntosh

As time slips by and you build up a virtual stockpile of MP3s on your computer or iPod—or, in this case, a scrap heap of posts about those who've come and gone over the years in pop—you start to wonder: what ever happens to some of these people?

Case in point: Stephanie McIntosh. It seems like only yesterday when I stumbled upon the d'luvvly "Jewels & Stone Mix" of the blonde Aussie Neighbours star's debut single, "Mistake." And yet—somehow it was way back in August 2006 (!!!).

Occasionally this jam pops up on shuffle as I'm Scotchgarding the drapes or feather-dusting the cats, and I'll be like, Oh, right—that hooker.

And remember how the video featured Ryan Carnes, that "straight" actor who always played ankle-grabbers when he was still getting work in the mid-'00s? I saw him once in his workout clothes when he was leaving the gym or something a few years back. It was total downstairs tingle.

What the hell were we talking about? Oh, right—Stephanie McIntosh. Good song. Shame she got flushed down the can after she flizz-opped in the U.K.

I think she said it best in the first few seconds of the video: "It's over."

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  • At 8:09 PM, Blogger Flop Of The Pops said…

    i bought her cd, it was really amazing :(

    there has been virtually NO news on her now for a good 2 years. no myspace, no twitter, no press reports, no appearances, NOTHING. its rly sad :(

  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Aw, this was a good one, I forgot about her, too. She was Jason Donovan's sister, right?

  • At 10:12 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Moog, half sister.

    FOTP, yeah, last I saw she was concentrating on her acting career...but that was like two years ago. Maybe some of our Aussie friends know what happened to her?

  • At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm aussie and I'd completely forgotten about her. I watched neighbours when her character was on it, and when she went into music and seemed to be everywhere, it totally looked like she'd be the next Kylie Minogue or Delta Goodrom or that one from Rogue Traders. Just seems odd that a blonde neighbours broad couldn't succeed in the music industry...

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    I still adore that remix. One of my favorites from this decade, I'd say.

    More to the point, why have Jewels & Stone been condemned to producing a couple of Sophie E-B or Saturdays' b-sides a year and nothing else (or have they been doing something I missed) recently? Why can't I ever fall for a production team just before they become popular instead of years after everyone has stopped offering them work?


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