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Jul 01 2015
Not The Kind Of Girl Who Gives Up Just Like That (Oh, No!) Comments (0)

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Debbie Harry, one of my favorite artists since I discovered her via my cousin in the late '70s, turns 70 years old today.

Like other great chanteuses of the past, she is still touring at age 70. Unlike, say, Peggy Lee, she's not just making appearances, she's bopping around the stage and thrashing her head about, continuing to do the punk rock.

Just saw her perform this week. Hope she continues on and on.

 
Need To Know: Holy War + Relationship Fumble + Trump Dumped + The Thick Blue Line + The Straight-Marrying Man + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDisingenuous ad casts anti-gay Catholics as the victims, is parodied.

*widget boy cultureMichael Sam breaks up with Vito Cammisano?

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump FIRED, fires back. Craft Brewery dumps him, too.

*widget boy cultureCohosts bail on Miss USA.

*widget boy cultureHot cop booty-dances at NYC Gay Pride March.

*widget boy cultureYoung rapper legally robbed of $16,000 by suspicious agents gets free demo.

*widget boy cultureGov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) tries to slow same-sex marriages.

*widget boy cultureBen Affleck is about to be suddenly single.

*widget boy cultureThis week was the 30th anniversary of the release of St. Elmo's Fire!

*widget boy cultureThis muscleguy's wide-open legs provide a great shot.

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz fundamentally does NOT get what the Supreme Court is.

*widget boy cultureTexas AG goes full-on seditionist over marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn checks out An American in Paris, dazzles in leopard.

*widget boy cultureCalifornia gets a tough pro-vaccine law for kids.

*widget boy cultureKids explain gay marriage.

*widget boy culturePat Buchanan still says AIDS is nature's revenge.

*widget boy cultureOafish Chris Christie jabs at Obama, Hillary in announcing presidential run.

Chris-christie-claims-weight-problem-caused-by-global-warming-e1384283274661He's swiftly walking for president.

 
Jun 30 2015
If You're A Boy ... Comments (0)

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It's another “Vogue” boy, just like this one and this one.

See him work his magic after the jump ...

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Without Music Makes The People Come Together Comments (0)

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These are always hysterical, never more so than here ...

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Ultra Violet Comments (0)

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I was not a big fan of Violet Chachki's on RuPaul's Drag Race, but she's kicking ass (after having hers kicked) in the video for her haunting single “Vanguard” ...

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Jun 28 2015
Girls Who Give Up Just Like That Don't Get Gay-Married: Blondie & Morrissey @ MSG Comments (0)

I've seen Blondie perform live so many times at this point, I've lost track. Which is a good thing, and which is a thing I could not have dreamed (even if dreaming was free) in the late '80s, when I first got into them as a group. They were broken up and I was in Flushing, Michigan.

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DSC01661Debbie rocks!

Now, they're not. And I'm not.

Thanks to a freebie ticket, I wound up in the old-persons' seats (great view, side loge).

Excitingly, Debbie spoke about SCOTUS, and ended their set by wrapping herself in the Gay Pride flag: 

Debbie sounded great and had a sort of '6os-via-'90s bubblegum-pink dress on. She's turning 70 shortly. Hard to fathom Peggy Lee running around on the stage like Debbie, much less doing the punk rock. They played all their most essential hits and some great new-ish numbers, but I missed the first couple of songs because the geezers went on promptly at 8 p.m. It's okay, I feel I am in geezer territory myself.

Blondie was opening for Morrissey. Never been very into him. “Suedehead” (1988) might be my favorite (he did a great rendition of it two songs in), but I knew I was hoping against hope that I'd get The Smiths' “Girlfriend in a Coma” (1987). I did not.

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DSC01684Morrissey is not exactly a royal-watcher ...!

Morrissey sounds great but without an organic love of his songs, it was a tough slog for me. I appreciated his positive remark about SCOTUS, wasn't as into his sung belief that voting just supports a corrupt system (he isn't into Bernie or Hillary, just Jon Stewart or Bill Maher) and had to look away from the extensive videos of animals being destroyed for meat as he sang “Meat Is Murder” KFC Version. I'm with him for the most part; it's unconscionable how we kill animals to eat, and I gave up eating pigs and cows long ago. But it's also just too hard to watch. That kind of thing instills in me a despair that is lasting.

The night ended oddly, with Morrissey unceremoniously removing his shirt, bowing slightly and disappearing. Lights up.

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DSC01900At one point, Morrissey joked he was shy and said he must've been 12 when he played MSG 24 years ago.

 
Yaz, Matthew, Yaz, Beautiful! Comments (0)

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So, as you know, I like to take surreptitious photos of people (okay, men) in public places and post them on my Instagram. It's legal and it's artistic and it's hot and I am resilient to accusations of being a creeper; so what if I am? I have 100,000s of images of men in NYC from the past decade that one day will be in a museum ... of some kind.

Well, tonight I got my wish, which was to be deemed worthy of being photographed in the same way. Of course, the reason I was photographed was my outstanding taste in music, not my outstanding physique, but the kicker is that Vince Clarke's wife was my creeper; she shot my back while I was (frantically) picking up my Blondie/Morrissey tickets tonight. 

The only reason I ever knew this is that my old pal from my Jersey days, accomplished journalist Lori Majewski, spotted me in our press seats and just happened to have seen the Instagram post.

 
Jun 27 2015
Need To Know: Amazing President + This Ruling Rules + Cho's Bernie's Ho + Fallon & He Can't Get Up + Trump Dumps On All Things Mexican + Where It's Pratt + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureIndelibly touching: President Obama's Charleston eulogy + “Amazing Grace.”

*widget boy cultureThe White House is lit up like a rainbow to acknowledge marriage equality victory.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama called marriage-equality litigant to congratulate him.

*widget boy cultureIncredible live reaction at SCOTUS to ruling.

*widget boy cultureGLAAD's triumphant response to the ruling.

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*widget boy cultureScalia's dissent is chock-full of zingers. Calm down, fatty.

*widget boy cultureChief Justice Roberts read his whiny dissent out loud.

*widget boy cultureVP Joe Biden is freakin' happy over marriage-equality ruling.

*widget boy cultureEveryone from Hillary Clinton to Harry Styles cheers the ruling.

*widget boy cultureRightie S.E. Cupp cries while saying her party needs to evolve on marriage.

*widget boy cultureHow SCOTUS decisions are affecting people of color.

*widget boy cultureAmazing The Jam exhibition in London.

*widget boy cultureMargaret Cho's Bernie Sanders crush.

*widget boy cultureRacist monster Donald Trump dick-tates pissy note.

*widget boy cultureJimmy Fallon's serious at-home injury.

*widget boy cultureTeen Beach Movie 2 ends with a twist.

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*widget boy cultureNew show about safeguarding your personal security.

*widget boy cultureCelebs' famous last words.

*widget boy cultureWill WeHo's Studio One be unceremoniously razed?

*widget boy cultureDancing Brazilian brothers shake it, nearly break it.

*widget boy cultureSUPER hot, furry dude in a skimpy Speedo.

*widget boy cultureHot, hairy, vintage bodybuilder.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt still looks FOIN.

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