Saturday, November 27, 2010

Very Mary Kate

Around my house we are all big big fans of a web-series called 'Very Mary Kate,' For those of you who have never seem VMK it is the "Unofficial Biography" of Mary-Kate Olsen; chronicling the adventures of everyone's favorite bed-sheet clad goblin as she navigates through a world of higher educationcorporate sponsorship, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The show is laugh out loud funny. And it's creator, Elaine Carroll is kind of genius. Go watch.
(did i mention that my roommate, Oscar-Eddie, made this awesome doll?)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bug Chaser

Greetings Fellow Travelers!

I'm experiencing neigh Cheeseman-esque levels of enthusiasm this morning, so please excuse and instances of exclamation mark over-usage, or sudden declarations of "It sho GOOD!"

You see i've been cast in a short indie film (very short, 15min or so) called Bug Chaser. It is a horror/splatter/comedy about gay sex anxiety. I play a guy who makes an awful discovery whilst in the middle of a one night stand, and proceeds to make a series of very bad decisions.
it kinda looks like a butterfly

When the idea was first pitched to me i thought "gay-horror-splatter-sex-comedy? that sounds very easy to do very poorly," but i am pleased to report that all doubts have been left in the rear-view mirror. The script is both funny and horrifying, my co-actors are very talented, and the director has a very clear vision for the project.

Not only that, but we had the first day of shooting yesterday and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!! (it sho good!!!)

I can't wait for tonight! Wish me luck.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Music In The Morning: Philip Glass

This is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever created.

It's haunted me since the first time i heard it. Sometimes I will hear it playing in the back of my mind at unexpected moments. Moments that i know are going to be a part of me forever.

It is heartbreak, and resolution, and doing the thing you have to do... even though you might not be you anymore, once you reach the other side.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Doble Awesome

Hello Travelers!

Last night's Doble Quinceanera was a huge success. Only Ambrosia Salad could take her drag-queen-envy of 15 year old girls and turn it into something magical, and fun for the whole community. The waltz was flawless. Ambrosia looked like an effing princess. It was seriously magical.

(not quite this magical)

And I'll be honest, when Ambrosia pitched this party to me I rolled my eyes and teased her for having an ego bigger than mine. And even though she was asking us to pay for our out fits, and rehearsals for the waltz meant time away from being on my deathbed i said yes (because i love her, and because now no matter what i do for my 30th birthday it's going to look totally reasonable.). But then the rehearsals started and i realized that i was being forced to spend time with 30 or so of my favorite people, none of whom i see as much as i should.

I don't have any great pictures from the actual event yet, but i do have some great ones from rehearsal...
Ambrosia began the first rehearsal by saying 'You will be judged'

Ali has the right moves

Sindri can bend time with his hands

Mica and Monistat are... not impressed

Jacob shows Sindri how it's done.

Thank you 'Brosia. Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Music In The Morning: Feist

Happy New Comics Day everybody! See you at CafCom ( i might even be on time today!)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Palm Springs Pride

Greetings Fellow Travelers!

I'm very happy to report that I am home, healthy, and still basking in the glow of another EPIC Palm Springs Pride. You know, it's funny, but I lived in the Desert for a couple of years right after high school and i never really considered Palm Spring's Pride festivities to be anything more than an excuse for the locals to display some rainbow hued arts and crafts (my mom of course, LOVED it.). But it seems in the last few years to have evolved far beyond that.

Owed in no small part to the tireless efforts of Victor Rodriguez, who has busted his ass to bring in some of the most talented DJ's and performers the West Coast has to offer. The centerpiece of this 'new' Palm Springs Pride is the weekend long pool party at the Ace Hotel. It's a perfect blend of debauchery and old school Palm Springs Glamor. The drinks are strong, the music is flawless, and the gentlemen are both handsome and charming. I finally understand why Palm Springs was the destination for the luminaries of Old Hollywood. When you do it right, Palm Springs is a party that just doesn't stop.
(thank you Victor!)

I already can't wait for next year.

Music In The Morning: The Phenomenal Handclap Band

I had an undeniably epic time in Palm Springs for Pride. But I'm excited to be home, and to be getting back into the swing of my routine.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Music In The Morning: Fastball

Little Squirrel and I are headed down to Palm Springs today for Pride and the Ace Hotel Party.

Golden Days, Hot Men, Cocktails By The Pool...


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

HNY: Appreciation

We come to Honey Sundays for many reasons. Some of us read about it's history-minded, community-oriented Discaires in the crisp pink pages of Butt Magazine, or the glossy leaves of Paper. For others it was a gift, shared by friends or beautiful strangers. Others yet we're brought in by chance, drawn in off the street by by the music, or a stray smile. However we found it, Honey Sundays got inside of us, became part of us. It is our 'Cheers,' a port in the storm where one is certain to see familiar faces and share an evening of laughter and conversation. It is the Church we come to, week after week. A cathedral of spirit, light, and sound where we put movement to music and touch the divine. We come to drink, and to flirt, to dance, and to play. We come to see old friends, and make new ones. We come to be alone with the music and our thoughts, or to share in our community. But week after week we come.

The Discaires of the Honey Soundsystem come back week after week for one reason; to see taunt bodies loosened, to see frowns turned into smiles, to watch empty dance floors filled with bodies that can't help but be moved by the music. They come back for us, and for the love that we show them.

And now they'd like to show us a little love in return.

The Boys at Honey know that many of their biggest fans and supporters are brilliant artists and performers in their own right. And on Sunday November 7th they'll be turning the spotlight on some of these very talented individuals for the First Annual HNY Appreciation Night.

Our regular crew of dedicated crate diggers will be joined by guest discaires RJ Sivulich and Douglas Hiller 

There will be live instrumentation of woods and winds by the classically trained Kevin Devine.

Virginia Suicide and Honey Mahogany will lend their sweet voices to HNY's golden sound 

And those incomparable talents, Glammamore and Vivvyanne Forevermore will share a stage and steal our hearts with guest surprises.

Visuals will be provided by the talented longtime supporter Chris Delbuck 

While world-wandering photographer, Robbie Sweeny, captures every moment for posterity.

The undisputed masters of the "Honey Dancefloor", Tisdale and Mattias, will work the GoGo boxes for your money and your love.

The Noble Negress herself, Artist Malcom Drake, will be giving readings all night (with and without cards).

Hard Frenching trouble-makers, Jorge and Tim, will be tending the Honey Garden 

Outside in the Honey Garden, Honey Bear, Aaron Wessels will be taking portraits in his Bearron photobooth 

And the rear hallway of the Holy Cow will be transformed into a gallery celebrating the works of such San Francisco luminaries as

Jody Jock
Keith Aguiar
Daniel Case
Parker Tilghman
Joel Tan
and Jeremy Novy

All the while your slightest whim will be seen to with geisha-like dedication by your Hostess for the evening, that most delicate of Eastern Blossoms, Miss April Mei Joon.

All proceeds of the door will be donated to the GLBT Historical Society
10pm - 2am // $3 
The Holy Cow // 1535 Folsom btw 11th & 12th

I Voted!!!

(Democracy is once again appeased)

Music In The Morning: PJ Harvey

Last night the Giants won the world series!!!!

Which was awesome.

And then the city erupted in an orgy of vandalism and pyromania. Which isn't 'awesome,' but is totally 'fascinating,'

I was out in it for a while, just appreciating the victory/hysteria. But when people on 16th stopped a bus and tried to push it on it's side I decided my adventuring for the evening was done. Apparently in Baseball, Victory= Certain Death.

Now it's time to get my ass out of bed and vote. See you at the polls!