112 posts categorized "DEBBIE HARRY & BLONDIE"

Nov 20 2014
John Hancock-Tease: Debbie Harry Comments (0)

Autograph-Debbie-Harry copy

I was obsessed with Debbie Harry because my older cousin had been into Blondie, so I felt this was one easy way to be cool. Of course, solo Debbie was very uncool; she couldn't even buy a Top 40 hit. But it was too late, I'd bought all of Blondie's albums and was drinking up Debbie's first two solo record, so was dying to hear her follow-up.

I wrote a fan letter to...somewhere. I don't know. I probably found an address in a British teen mag, the only place you'd find a 40-year-old popstar's address pre-Internet. Months later, a gorgeous postcard arrived with a fab autograph on it, urging me (on the back) to listen for a new album in 1989, which turned out to be Def, Dumb & Blonde.

I was livid that the USPS had stamped all over the autograph and picture, but I was also dying that the Greta Garbo of pop was re-emerging soon. I couldn't have even imagined then that Blondie would reunite and embark on tours so often I could afford to skip some of them, and that I would eventually meet her a few times. If the postcard had said that, I might have dropped out of college.

 
Nov 06 2014
Nothing Is Real But Who Cares??? Comments (0)

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry looked a-MAH-zing at her U.K. photo exhibition unveiling...and yes, I'm still pissed off that Happy Endings was canceled.

 

 
Nov 03 2014
#dead: Songs To Play At My Funeral Comments (0)

Gay-funeral-1Come and get it come and get it come and get it...actual journal pages of mind from my teen years.

When you're as obsessive a journal-writer as I was—I wrote in one every day for probably 12 or more years—you eventually hit the need for filler. On one particularly morbid day in the life of a morbidly obese teenager, I decided to write down all the songs I wanted played at my funeral.

I'm not sure what gloomy thoughts I was having to make me feel so ready to...go into the light...but the songs are pretty hysterical. Was it my intention to force “Need a Man Blues” on my grieving extended family as a way of rubbing their noses in who the real Matthew was? (Horny, vindictive.)

And just imagine the people glancing at their watches during “Paninaro”.

Gay-funeral-2I'm sure that Goonies soundtrack song would've provided great solace.

Not to mention the sheer timing of it all...there are about 80 songs (and many, many more), so that would have mourners seated for well over two hours, just listening to, you know, Grace Jones, Gene Loves Jezebel and the more traditional Madonna-and-Cyndi-Lauper combo.

 
Oct 17 2014
11 O'Clock Number: Blondie - DREAMING Comments (0)

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Debbie does “Dreaming” at the frickin' Apollo in 1979...

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Oct 09 2014
Need To Know: Tricked Out + The Shirt Off His Quarterback + Such A Tees + Divorce Sucks + MORE! Comments (0)

Daniel-FranzeseNot-so-neat trick

*widget boy cultureMean Girls bear Daniel Franzese spoofs Sam Smith.

*widget boy cultureShirtless QB? A-OK by me!

*widget boy cultureLucian remix of Alanis Morissette's “Forgive Me Love”.

*widget boy cultureDebbie Harry's T-shirts, in her own words.

*widget boy cultureGayle King's “word soup”: “I'm gay.”

*widget boy cultureWife says Stephen Collins would've blown a male son.

*widget boy cultureTyra Banks rages against homophobic model.

*widget boy cultureGay rabbi protocol.

*widget boy cultureDemocrat Clay Aiken claims “Republaiken” support.

*widget boy cultureHappy pre-Halloween from horror short The Door:

 
Oct 07 2014
Greatest Pop Divas: There's No Such Thing As A Definitive List Comments (0)

Madonna

Buzzfeed's latest diva ranking is pretty solid, in that Madonna easily makes #1. The fact that it is a definitive ranking of pop divas makes her the inevitable champeen.

I would rearrange the list a bit...

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Sep 29 2014
Chelsea Girl Comments (0)

Debbie Harry

My pal Kenneth takes on the big Debbie Harry show here in NYC, hosted by Jeffrey Deitch.

 
Sep 24 2014
Need To Know: FASHION POLICEwoman + We Dropped A Bomb On You, Baby + Coming Out In Office + He's A Vision + TRANSPARENT Motives + MORE! Comments (0)

Joan-Rivers-Kathy-GriffinFashionably late

*widget boy cultureKathy Griffin is taking over for Joan Rivers after all.

*widget boy cultureSyrian bombing campaign disrupted imminent terrorist attacks—U.S. Mr-Brainwash

*widget boy cultureGet Mr. Brainwashed!

*widget boy cultureHe looks awesome in his underwear.

*widget boy cultureState senator is gay: Get over it!

*widget boy culture3 attackers to be charged in Philly gay-bashing.

*widget boy cultureAaron Carter gives up the ghost on Hilary Duff.

*widget boy cultureHow is this psychic drag queen's name not Crystal Balls???

*widget boy cultureJustice Ginsburg blames Justice Kennedy for abortion restrictions.

*widget boy cultureDOUBLE SHOT: Susan Sarandon & Jake Shears pic-with in L.A.:

Susan Sarandon Jake ShearsJake & Susan were nabbed by my pals John & Matthew!

*widget boy cultureKen Burns scrubs gayness from The Roosevelts. JOan Crawford

*widget boy cultureDamiana Garcia's motives are Transparent.

*widget boy cultureBarbra Streisand makes history at #1.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna music said to be “wicked.”

*widget boy cultureI'm at 200 backers!!! Debbie-Harry

*widget boy cultureJoan Crawford last seen in public 40 years ago this week.

*widget boy cultureFacebook will purge all drag queens' profiles w/o birth names.

*widget boy culture40 (!) years of Blondie.

*widget boy culture100 (!) orgasms a day = a nightmare.

*widget boy cultureSee-through is a matter of taste, but even the tabloids liked Gaga's turban.

GagaEvita meets Sunset Boulevard meets TITS!