Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Big Voice: God Or Merman?

Above: Steve Schalchlin, me, and Jim Brochu, after last night’s rehearsal performance of The Big Voice: God Or Merman, written by and starring Steve and Jim. The show was fantastic, by turns hilarious and moving, recounting the childhoods of Steve and Jim, the strange meeting that brought them together 21 years ago, and the funny and painful times since then. ...

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Zune, Deferred

I have created life. Upon the suggestion of a reader, I tried unbreaking my iPod mini by smashing it to the ground, as that’s how it broke. Sure enough, it has sprung back to (probably temporary) life. Now if I could only get iTunes to recognize me as the administrator. Thanks to David for the tip!

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Big Holiday Meat

Not usually in NYC on this weekend, my plans to see the Macy’s Parade yesterday were ruined by rain and high winds. We intended on crossing the park and watching the parade from its starting point on the Upper West Side, but Eddie and I got as far as my corner before we were turned back by our blown-out umbrellas. ...

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Tonight! The Big Voice: God Or Merman?

Here’s a reminder of tonight’s gypsy performance of the award winning musical, The Big Voice: God Or Merman, which is free to JMG readers: 10:30 PM, The Actor’s Temple, 339 W.47th Street (btwn 8th & 9th).

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Complaint: Resolved

If you remember this post, you might be as pleased as I am to see that Valley National responded to my email. Or maybe you won’t be. Maybe I’m the only lunatic that notices these things. Yes, it’s a slow blogging day.

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Morning View – My Street

Here’s my street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, looking west towards Central Park. The tallest building is Trump Palace.

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B.A.R. Hacked?

It looks like the website for San Francisco’s gay newspaper, the Bay Area Reporter, has been hacked, or at least the homepage has. The rest of the site appears to be there. Anybody know the scoop? Equidrag? Some kind of guerilla drag movement? UPDATE: The hack is gone. Anybody know what that was all about? Equidrag? Huh?

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Screwed By Bush

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Open Thread Thanksgiving

Who’s your favorite float in the Macy’s Parade? Mine is Snoopy. I’m heading across Central Park with Eddie to watch right now. Wave if you see me on TV.

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Noted, With Interest

Bob Mould is working on a solo follow-up to 2005’s Body Of Song, as well as a live performance DVD. – Billboard.com. Savage Love asks its readers to support Mike Jones, mentions JMG. – A.V. Club. An indie record store owner supports it’s local high school Gay/Straight Alliance Club, business drops off dramatically due to boycott. – The Gay Guru. ...

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While Shopping This Weekend, Remember….

I would never ordinarily support shopping at Wal-Mart, but those wack-ack-acky fundies will be out in force this weekend, protesting Wal-Mart’s recent membership in the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce. I support sodomy. Do you? (See what the fundies have driven me to? Supporting Wal-Mart! They’s evil, evil I tells ya!) UPDATE: Alert readers have pointed out a ...

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Special Invite To JMG Readers

The producers and cast of The Big Voice: God Or Merman? invite the readers of JMG to a special free gypsy performance (a dress rehearsal for the Broadway community) this Friday, Nov. 24th, at 10:30 PM, at The Actor’s Temple at 339 W.47th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Avenues). The show officially opens November 30th. Reviews here and here. The ...

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Gay, Straight, Or Stupid?

Lifetime has announced a new dating show called Gay, Straight, Or Taken? , in which women will go on a series of solo and group outings with three men and try to determine which one is gay, which one is straight and single, and which one is straight and in a relationship. If she picks “right” one, namely the single ...

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Mr. Eagle Does Disco

Brian Kent, a former Mr. NYC Eagle, has released a pretty ripping music video, I’m Not Crazy. Check out the video and his MySpace page. It’s nice to see a music video with some hot man-on-man, girl-on-girl dance action. Well done, Brian!

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This Is My BOOM Stick!

Last night David and I went to see Evil Dead: The Musical. Three words, people: See. This. Show. Hands downs, Evil Dead is the best thing I’ve seen on or off-Broadway since I got to NYC. A wacky combination of Rocky Horror, Grease, and splatter-film, I don’t know when I’ve been so thoroughly delighted to see decapitations and limb amputations ...

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Coming Soon From Regan Books

If I Did Rape Her, The Bitch Screamed Real Loud – by Kobe Bryant. Steroids I’d Take, If I Took Them -Vol.1– by Barry Bonds. McCauley Caulkin : Totally Not The Sweetest Piece Of Ass– by Michael Jackson.

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SLDN.Org

Last week’s Veteran’s Day Blowoff was a special fundraiser for Service Members Legal Defense Network, the advocacy and legal advice organization for LGBT members of the armed forces. Mould & Morel’s monthly party saw its biggest crowd ever, including a couple of hundred GI’s, who had their admissions comped. I took tons of pictures of the crowd, but obviously I ...

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Ruth Brown, Queen Mother Of The Blues

Legendary r&b and blues singer Ruth Brown died this weekend at age 78. A Grammy winner, a Tony winner, and a 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Brown is probably best known to gay audiences as Hairspray’s Motormouth Maybelle. “Tidely papa, I am a whopper!” I was and remain a huge fan of Ruth Brown. In 1997, I ...

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Isn’t It Queer?

It was definitely a little late in my career, but I finally popped my Sondheim cherry yesterday. Aaron, the Farmboyz and I attended the matinee performance of A Little Night Music, starring our own Little David. David is a long-time member of the St. Bart’s Players, a 79-year old community theatre group that performs at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park ...

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Karl Rove: “That Ho Hottie Totally Cost Us The Election!”

Karl Rove, quoted above, (special JMG translation) continues to deny his responsibility in steering his party right up the pointy bedsheets of racists and dominionists and out of its plurality in Congress. More literally quoted, Darth Voldermort includes Mike Jones among his short list of ills that undid God’s Own Party, telling Time Magazine, “The profile of corruption in the ...

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