62 posts categorized "CYNDI LAUPER"

Oct 28 2013
Gimme The Unusual: A Review Of Cyndi Lauper's SHE'S SO UNUSUAL 30th Anniversary Tour Comments (0)

Cyndi-LauperLauper candidly confessed that producers wanted her fired "the whole first year" of the Kinky Boots writing.

BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****

Went to see Cyndi Lauper last week in Queens—her homeland!—which took planes, trains and Cyndihunterautomobiles to get to. (Okay, just a subway and a bus, but it was almost two hours thanks to construction.)

The venue for her She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour was petite, and while her show was big enough to feature openers (Hunter Valentine), it was small enough that it had a befuddled lady making announcements between sets, just like a Brady Bunch teacher might during callbacks for the school play.

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Jul 12 2013
Need To Know: Zimmermanslaughter?, Cyndi For Christmas, All Things Being Inequal, Gaga In A Brabra + MORE Comments (1)

CYNDI LAUPERCyndi's planning to be Home for the Holidays, per usual.

*widget boy cultureAbove: Cyndi Lauper's annual Xmas concert for LGBT youth is December 7th.

*widget boy culturePA Attorney General Kathleen Kane won't defend anti-equality laws.

*widget boy cultureRachel  Maddow aborts scandal-tainted Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia.)

*widget boy cultureO'Henry candy bar heiress has nothin' on Lady Gaga.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes needs her dog taken away. Now.

*widget boy cultureNew York Fringe Festival is back, with plenty of queer stuff.

*widget boy cultureTrayvon Martin case winding down. Will Zimmerman get off?

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Jul 05 2013
Room With A View: My '80s Walls Comments (4)

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I didn't come out until the very end of high school, but I was slowly, inexorably working my way out via the décor of my room. I started slowly. The first poster I had up was Cyndi Lauper by Lynn Goldsmith. I'd bought it in Hawaii, but it had gotten a little crushed, so it was waved through the entire poster. I learned quickly that posters have souls.

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Jun 22 2013
Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper! Comments (5)

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Cyndi Lauper is (fucking) 60 years old today. Sixty! Impossible. I still remember the first time I ever saw her...and it wasn't until after her fame peaked that I realized it had been Cyndi. I was flipping through Life and found this totally cool image of an orange-haired nymph in a beauty parlor setting. It looked so rad I tore it out and saved it. Years later, when she was a household name, I was looking through my already voluminous clippings boxes and found it and lo and behold, it was Blue Angel-era Cyndi. (I can't find it online, but if I come across it at home I'll scan it.)

Above is one of my fave Cyndi shots, my Matthew Rolston. I didn't really love when she went glam, but this shot seemed to have glam but to retain the essence of what made her so unusual from the beginning.

 
Jun 07 2013
Don't Be Afraid To Let 'Em Show Comments (0)
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Kids singing "True Colors"...you can't go wrong! Video after the jump...

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Apr 15 2013
Bubbling Under: 50 '80s Songs I Still Can't Believe Didn't Hit The Top 40 On Billboard's Hot 100 Comments (24)

Alphaville-Shiraz-FumanAlphaville's Marian Gold by Shiraz Fuman

I recently ruminated about the fact that Debbie Harry has never had a Top 40 solo hit in the U.S., and had no problem at all coming up with 12 of her songs that deserved it.

ShannonNow, I've put together a list of 50 of my favorite songs of the '80s that failed to hit the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100. In some cases, these are the biggest songs of the decade, songs you simply can't believe were not bigger chart hits. In other cases, these are fantastic pop singles that simply failed to cut the mustard. And in still other cases, these are just songs that seemed squarely aimed at the Top 40 and were by acts who'd had not trouble breaking through earlier.

Enjoy, and please comment back with your own suggestions for songs I forgot...

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Need To Know: Daft Punk Rocks, Shake The Disease, Bieber Even More Annoying Than Mrs. Van Daan, Hung & The Restless + MORE Comments (2)

*widget boy cultureAbove, Daft Punk + Giorgio Moroder + Nile Rodgers = heaven. Shimansky-Steve-Cochran-shirtless-models

*widget boy cultureWeHo realtor brain dead from bacterial meningitis. Get the shot.

*widget boy cultureKmart becomes cool with just one commercial.

*widget boy cultureMILKIN' IT: Mama cat adopts orphaned bunny.

*widget boy cultureFollow Boy Culture's (Work Unfriendly) Tumblr.

*widget boy cultureCyndi Lauper pleads veggie on Lady Gaga's meat dress.

*widget boy cultureMen's fall/winter '13 collections are here.

*widget boy culturePUBIC NUISANCE: Hugh Jackman gets pubic-bombed at gym.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber really is an idiot.

*widget boy cultureBut so is Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

*widget boy cultureA list of the BIGGEST male stars, like Steve "12.4-inch" Cochran.

*widget boy cultureBrian Shimansky works it on out.

*widget boy cultureIs La Toya the "most relevant living Jackson?"

*widget boy cultureIn the Deep Web series about friends with secrets.

*widget boy cultureIs Walt Disney World "an unconstitutional form of government?"

*widget boy cultureScott Brown to carpetbag New Hampshire?

*widget boy cultureYESTERGAY: San Francisco's forgotten gay bars.

*widget boy cultureBest Star Wars parody ever?

*widget boy cultureWhich has the Weitz stuff?

*widget boy cultureA (Work Unfriendly) Tumblr: Guys & Pits.

*widget boy cultureHot young models with crazy hair.

*widget boy culture1st look at Darius Goodworth's FU e=fu8 Underwear shoot:

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Apr 09 2013
Need To Know: Black + White Issue Comments (1)

Sara-montiel-6They  had caras then.

*widget boy culture copyIconic Spanish actress Sara "Sarita" Montiel also died yesterday. Gay-Marc-shirtless-Jacobs-Harry-porn-Madonna-Vogue-boy

*widget boy culture copyMarc Jacobs and boy-toy get frisky in public.

*widget boy culture copySara Gilbert & Linda Perry engaged!

*widget boy culture copyGREEK ACTIVE: Homophobic ad protested, pulled.

*widget boy culture copyAmanda Bynes is morphing into Angelyne.

*widget boy culture copyDEEN MOM: Farrah Abraham $exing pornstar.

*widget boy culture copy"Accidental Racist" = worst song ever.

*widget boy culture copyMadonna stepped on the president's toes in Malawi.

*widget boy culture copyAmsterdam vs. Putin.

*widget boy culture copyParties break out over Thatcher's death.

*widget boy culture copyMorrissey: Thatcher was "without an atom of humanity."

*widget boy culture copyHazing-death defendants plead not guilty.

*widget boy culture copyVatican advisor on who doesn't deserve communion.

*widget boy culture copy2 House GOPers in Illinois down with marriage equality.

*widget boy culture copyGlenn Beck: "Gay marriage advocates have won..."

*widget boy culture copyRep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pennsylvania) running for guv.

*widget boy culture copyNew Totally Tyler book = Boys, Booze & Bootycalls.

*widget boy culture copyAY, PAPI: Your hunk of the day.

*widget boy culture copyAnderson Cooper learns how to pronounce "Andy Cohen."

*widget boy culture copyImmigration reform ices out LGBTs.

*widget boy culture copyBar Mitzvah Boy a pro speaker...there's nothin' to it!

*widget boy culture copyJoe Biden was a hot piece of tail:

Joe-Biden-high-schoolViiiiice!