Thursday, October 21, 2010
There’s something heartening about a gangly, 6'4" youth decked out in rainbow eyeliner and lipstick along with his sneakers and jeans. That’d be one John O’Regan, the Toronto whiz kid known as Diamond Rings. When he opens that pretty, lip-glossed mouth on his debut Special Affections (out Monday October 25), his voice is anything but androgynous. It’s big, it’s sonorous, it’s — well — manly.
To get a sense of O’Regan in all his glory, check out the video for his latest single "Something Else" or the Halloween-time clip for the blues-gospel electro strut of "Wait & See." He’s living it up: loving the music intensely in "Something Else"; dancing through the neighborhood during "Wait & See" like a bird proud of its exotic plumage. But you don’t need the visuals to get at the complicated heart of these shiny love songs. He struggles with identity amidst the synthetic tension of "You Oughta Know." He wants to hold on to his good love on the blissful "You & Me." And on the generous closer "All Yr Songs" he lathers his lover with lotion to keep from burning in summer and offers up his winter sweater to stave off the cold. Beneath the pageantry, that’s the kind of diamond that sparkles brightest.
Friday, October 15, 2010
There have been a few artist themed episodes, which I enjoyed, but I’m really glad that they are paying tribute to a classic and just in time for Halloween. The kids of McKinley High put on a high school production of Rocky Horror. Principal Figgins is allowing this? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a high school accomplishing the RHPS on school grounds because of the “R” rating. Only on glee….
Rachel = Janet Weiss
Finn = Brad Majors
Mercedes = Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Kurt = Riff Raff
Brittany = Columbia
Santana = Magenta
Sam = Rocky
Artie = Dr. Scott
Dr. Carl = Eddie
Quinn, Tina, Mike, Brittany, & Artie = Partygoers / aka Transylvanians
Alternative Roles: MAGENTA - Quinn; COLUMBIA - Tina; EDDIE - Mike (?).
Unfortunately we’re going to miss out on a new glee episode this Tuesday, due to the MLB playoffs. It’s worth the wait but the anticipation is killing me! Dammit Janet is one of my favorite songs and I heard a preview of it and I think I'm going to need shock treatment just to calm me down. I hope you’re not as anxious as I am. Here is a little preview of what’s in store for us gleeks on the 26th:
“GLEE rocks ROCKY HORROR”
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Funkateers and Chromettes of North America, we are giving you the first opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for our upcoming series of US and Canada dates, which we are hereby naming the Risky Business Tour.
More interestingly though, we are also offering a funky bundle that includes the Business Casual album and an autographed tour poster along with your show ticket! Risqué business indeed...
Standard tickets will be on sale to the general public on October 15th.All the info you need is below.
See you there!
Pee & Dave
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
and RAISE $1000...
or DONATE $150 to my page
and get on the
VIP LIST FOR 1 YEAR!
Here is the one chance and the only way to guarantee a space on my VIP list for the next year. Donate $150 to my AIDS Walk page and get list privileges for a year to Cherry Pop, SIZE, etc. (And help the Gang of 100 make a difference at this year's AIDS Walk.)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Both bands play Australia in December, so while we’re all getting ready for a cold winter, you’ll be enjoying the summer weather down under. And, you’ll have to report back to let us know if the toilets really do flush in the opposite direction.
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10/14 Miike Snow, Mark Ronson & The Business, MNDRM @ Club Nokia
10/15 Miike Snow @ The Wiltern
10/17 Jonsi @ The Wiltern
10/18 Jonsi, Mountain Man @ Fox Theatre Pomona
10/18 Foals, Esteban and the Witch @ El Rey
10/19 Broken Social Scene @ The Wiltern
10/19 Superchunk, Vaselines, Telekinisis @ The Music Box
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
"Our 7 pm show will benefit "Holden's Hope Train" with special guest MONICA POTTER! Monica is currently one of the stars of the hit t.v. show Parenthood and is also quite famous for Boston Legal, Saw, Head Over Heels and for kicking major bad guy ass in The Last House On The Left. Rumor has it that Monica is bringing members of the "Parenthood" cast and also that cast members of "Castle" are also coming!
At 9 pm on Sunday we will pull out our balls again and get our bingo on to benefit the APLA AIDS Marathon with special guest SHARON OSBOURNE! I hope I don't have to list her credits but you can see her above as one of the judges of America's Got Talent. It's Sharon's birthday and we will have a delicious cake from Sweet Lady Jane to commemorate the occasion.
Thank you for supporting our charities and also our drag queens in need of applause and dollar tips.
NOTE: Calpernia Addams and "Unreal" will be back next Sunday night @ 9 pm!"
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Celebrate it in your own way; whether it's getting together with friends - drinking a beer in his memory, listening to an album, watching a documentary or film, sharing your love of Lennon with a friend or family member, or playing Beatles rockband.
Yoko Ono said, "John's LIFE was a gift to US."
John Lennon's Legacy will forever SHINE ON!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Jane Lynch hosting SNL was totally inevitable! It was just a matter of time and the time is now! We've always been a fan of Jane and thanks to SUE SYLVESTER, her talent is now recognized worldwide. Congratulations to Jane and all of her recent praises. She's in the Lavender/Limelight and we look forward to watching her host Saturday Night Live tomorrow.
David Ghiyam - Part of a course entitled Way of the Kabbalist, class on soul mates. For more visit: ukabbalah.com
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It's time for you to TGI with The Trevor Project!
Please join fight to end bullying by texting the word 'KIND' to 85944.
$5 will be donated to The Trevor Project, which has a 24/7 suicide-support help line for LGBT & questioning youth!
Just received great news that Jenny & Johnny have been added to the line-up for this Sunday's Toyota Antics Block Party @ FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide.
So many awesome bands (Tokyo Police Club, The Tender Box and White Lies) are scheduled to play from 2PM- 9PM. This Funday is filled with music, drinks, food, screen printing, and more. Plus it's FREE! Be sure to RSVP ASAP!
Monday, October 4, 2010
- Free with RSVP
- The Roxy
- All Ages
- Must RSVP to gain entry
- Early arrival suggested
- Entry is not guaranteed
- Line up subject to change
- RSVP closes 2 hrs before event start time
- Tour Stops: West Hollywood