Monthly Archives: July 2007

Broadway Friday

– This week the soundtrack for Hairspray enters the Billboard 200 at #20. Over on Hot Dance Club Play, Idina Menzel’s remix of Defying Gravity climbs to #7. The cast album for Wicked has been #1 for 73 weeks on Billboard’s Top Cast Albums chart. – A Broadway adaptation of the the classic Sidney Poitier film, Guess Who’s Coming To …

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Morning View – Hudson River

A jogger pauses to take in the view from the Christopher Street pier. And nope, I don’t know him. By the way, I was trying to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty (just to the left of his nose) when he walked into the frame. True story!

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Dame Bassey Gets It Started

About ten years ago, I broke my hand and arm in six places when I tripped over a big pile of air that someone had negligently left lying on the Market Street sidewalk. But that didn’t stop me from attending Dame Shirley Bassey’s concert that night at the San Francisco Opera House, where in a vicodin haze I was chastised …

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Defying Gaiety

Documentary filmmaker Bill Hussung says the world will be “shocked” to see the Broadway stars and dancers that appear in his upcoming film, Gay No More, which follows about 20 performers who belong to a Life Ministry support group that meets twice weekly in “underground locations.” Hussung: “It’s an ex-gay movement with the core belief that you are gay because …

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A Klieg Of His Own

Last night my houseguest and I were wandering up 2nd Avenue after dinner and ran into a wild scene around 76th street – searchlights, paparazzi, a red carpet, and a couple of hundred screaming girls. All of this outside was taking place in front of a small restaurant. I walked up and asked a few of the girls, “What’s all …

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s your favorite hotel? What’s your favorite chain?.

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Morning View – 41st Street

I’m sure by now that most of you heard of yesterday’s explosion near Grand Central Terminal. I was at home, 30 blocks away, when the explosion took place around 6PM, and immediately got a dozen frantic phone calls from friends who know that my office is about 200 feet from the site of the explosion. It’s just amazing that more …

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Rabbit Season! Duck Season!

Rite Aid, Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday 2pmAn elderly woman approaches a pharmacist, who is out on the floor with a phone, examing the shelves. Elderly Woman (brandishng a pill bottle): Excuse me, do you have these in a suppository?Pharmacist (puts phone on his shoulder): If there aren’t any on the shelf, then we’re out.EW: I need them in the big …

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GLAAD Pissed At Post

GLAAD has issued a call to action over yet another anti-gay Sean Delonas cartoon published in the New York Post. If the above cartoon offends you, contact the NY Post: Jesse Angelophone 212-930-8274, fax (212) 930-8540, e-mail: [email protected]

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Hate Crimes Bill Suspended

Lacking the 60 vote threshold needed for approval, the Department of Defense reauthorization bill (to which the Matthew Shepard Act has been attached) was just removed from consideration by Senate Majority Leader Reid. Negotiations continue to get the bill reintroduced.

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Gay Adoption = Assimiliation?

My scientist buddy Dagon used to live in Manhattan but is now back in Austin, Texas, where he studies and teaches plant biology. Dagon also noticed Little David’s post about the two gay men who adopted an infant baby, but his take was a little different. I’ve been online too much reading theist vs. atheist fights, and as a result …

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Poz Soldier Arrested For Barebacking

A 25-year old Army private in North Carolina has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and committing a crime against nature for having unprotected sex with an 18-year old male civilian. Fort Bragg officers warned Pfc. Johnny Dalton to not have unprotected sex after he tested positive for HIV last November. They were alerted by the civilian’s mother …

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True Colors, Rich Morel, Blowoff

The soundtrack to this summer’s True Colors tour is available now for download with the physical CD due on August 7th. The highlight (to me) is Morel’s Pink Noise remix of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors. You probably know Rich Morel from his smash remixes of tracks by Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, and many others – not to mention his …

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The Hottest Place For A
Honeymoon In A Hotel Room

In the wee hours of the morning, Lady Randomocity called me from her mahjong game in Brighton Beach to slur the name of this week’s Swag Tuesday winner, Manhattan Bill, whom she thinks is the first Gothamite to win so far. Bill sez: “Now I’m feeling the groove!” Bill wins four remastered double-disc CDs from Universal Music Enterprise’s Gold Series, …

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Morning View – New York Times Tower

The just finished new headquarters for the New York Times, a 52-story tower on 8th Avenue across from the Port Authority, touts itself as one of the most energy-efficient skyscrapers ever built. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FXFOWLE Architects, the tower is covered with ceramic tubing meant to “screen the double glazed, spectrally selective, low-emissivity, full-height glass wall …

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And We Laughed

My good friend Jerry is staying with me for a week while he’s here for work. We’ve been pals since the late 80’s. Tonight he came home from a long day of meetings and noticed my passport sitting out. “Oh, where are you going?” “I just need a renewal. I’ve been meaning to do it forever. It’s been expired for …

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Shelter Kitty: Week Eleven

Shelley’s new favorite place to nap is on top of my stove, which longtime readers will know I disabled years ago – so no worries about her getting burned. I guess she figures that if she’s right there next to the counter, there’s no chance in missing out any possible roast beef sandwich preparations. She’s warming up to friends a …

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Dubya’s Only Ask

“My only ask was that if his daughter doubted my tolerance to her orientation that I would hope that he would help make it clear to Mary that this is a–I was just worried about–the reason I’d federalized the issue is because I was worried about the courts’ defining the issue and that we’d end up with de facto marriage …

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And Baby Makes Three

My pal Little David just penned a lovely and amusingly sarcasm-laden tribute to his friends Mark (pictured) and Dan who have just adopted an infant girl, Ella. Go read David’s dissection of his friends’ “flagrant attack on the American family”, resulting in their getting Ella via a “godless municipal government in thrall to the homosexual agenda.” Good stuff.

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Flush Naugle Campaign Gains Steam

The Flush Naugle campaign has energized Fort Lauderdale’s sleepy activist community and in a way, we should thank Mayor Robo-john for that. Living in what many consider to be the nation’s gayest city, Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT folk have long been lulled into a sort of quiet bliss, enjoying the robust gay tourism trade that has been heavily courted by the …

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