2221 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Sep 18 2014
Chicago...Isn't That Where Oprah Lives? Comments (0)

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When I was in Chicago to promote Encyclopedia Madonnica in 1995, I met Jae-Ha Kim at the Chicago Sun-Times, which resulted in this lavish coverage—a two-page spread in the gigantic newspaper. She was a doll, and we have remained in touch off and on ever since.

Check out my Kickstarter and help a brother write a follow-up!

Second half of this piece is after the jump...

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Need To Know: Vocal Critic + Music Television + Wild Roses Re-Grow + 9/11 Camp + Facebook: Say Your Name + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Joan Rivers's notorious throat specialist shows off Celine Dion's vocal cords.

*widget boy cultureDavid Fincher to do TV series based in the world of 1980s music video-making.

*widget boy cultureThe About a Boy boy now looks like C. Thomas Howell/Matt Dillon.

*widget boy cultureKylie joins Nick Cave @ Koko for “Where the Wild Roses Grow”.

*widget boy cultureIs The Mysteries of Laura the fall's worst new show?

*widget boy cultureCazwell's “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” is a smart investment.

*widget boy cultureSlant hates on Lady Gaga. Fans react in the comments.

Muscles-underwearFar, far and away the hottest back I've seen in ages

*widget boy cultureCheck out his  (above) underwear here.

*widget boy culturePhilly drag queen lampoons 9/11 and Muslims on 9/11.

*widget boy cultureI am 50% funded one week in...have you met my Kickstarter yet?

*widget boy cultureFacebook doubles down: Meets with, shades drag queens.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift airs out her pussy.

*widget boy cultureLunatic Mayor Rob Ford is now battling deadly cancer.

*widget boy cultureDieux du Stade video after the jump...

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Sep 17 2014
Material Witness Comments (0)

Boy-George

Boy George comments on some of the hottest hits of 1984. Surprisingly, he seems most taken with Bruce Springsteen. But unsurprisingly, they make him talk about Madonna, too, which comes up when he's asked to comment on “Borderline” (released February 15, 1984):

“I went to one of those really early tours, where she was dressed in all Stephen Sprouse [sic]...Who knew what she was gonna become? Do you know what I mean? I mean, I don't think you could have ever imagined—do you know what I mean?—how formidable she was gonna be. It was just, 'Oh, she won't last.' You know? You just didn't get it. It was just phenomenal.”

He also says records now are not allowed to linger; everything is an instant hit or is gone.

More here.

 
Back In The Gay Comments (0)

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The original catalogue page from St. Martin's Press, heralding the April 1995 publication of my book, Encyclopedia Madonnica. I'm doing an updated edition...if you can help me out! Click here for more details.

 
#6 With A Bullet Bra Comments (0)

Madonna

With thanks to my pal Mark Blane—whose Cubby film has to get made, it sounds like it will be amazing!—I discovered that my Kickstarter for a 20th Anniversary Edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica is rated very highly on Kicktraq. They rather optimistically think I'm on “traq” to raise 50 grand, but that's really mostly based on my stellar Day One, in which I quickly raised $5K—thank you again for that!

No, I'm just hoping to make my goal and s'more. Doubling it is a daydream. But being #6 on the Kicktraq charts for books is (1) amazing, and (2) responsible for pointing out that I woud love to own #3, the definitive book on the classic movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Kickstart me here!

 
ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Hits HuffingtonPost! Comments (0)

MadonnaPhoto courtesy of Gregory Pace

My pal Greg took the photo above, which is the gayest picture available of me, not counting any unfortunate iPhone snaps taken during the heat of the moment of which I am unaware. So Encyclopedia-Madonnicatherefore, I love it.

I also love the fact that HuffingtonPost ran a piece on my quest to do Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. I'm shocked they'd plug a Kickstarter, but plug it they did—and I hope it will help.

I'm edging closer and closer to being 50% funded, which is awesome since I'm still less than a week into the month-long campaign.

But once I'm halfway there, I still have halfway to go.

Please consider backing my campaign. Thanks, and thanks for putting up with a couple of pitches a day.

 
Sep 16 2014
Madonna-Love Technician Comments (0)

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Eddie Jelinet has reimagined some of Madonna's raciest poses in his new show Sex Erotica, coming in October to L.A. More after the jump...

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All The News That's Worthless To Print Comments (0)

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An original press clipping from the Indianapolis News (April 12, 1995) promoting my original edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica. It was helpful exposure, though I think the phrase for trivia is useless bits of information, not worthless...thanks, bitch!

Meanwhile, check out the quote the paper ran on its front page below the masthead every edition:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty.”

I never had a shot! 

P.S. The Indianapolis News had a run that lasted just shy of 130 years, ending on October 1, 1999. Madonna has less than 100 to go to match it!

Please pledge to my Kickstarter so I can produce a fully updated Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. Thank you!