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Funplexed

Last night Dr. Jeff and I attended the B-52s release party for Funplex at Socialista and chatted a bit with Jake Shears, Fred Schneider, and Baby Daddy. Years ago I remember talking about electro with Baby Daddy at the Eagle and he said something like, “Oh, I’m in a band. It’s called Scissor Sisters.” And I just nodded and said, …

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4000

The death toll for American soldiers in Iraq has reached 4000. The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad, a grim milestone that is likely to fuel calls for the withdrawal of American forces as the war enters its sixth year. The American deaths occurred Sunday, the …

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Morning View – Webster Hall

Built in 1886, last week Webster Hall was granted landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. The East Village nightclub and concert venue is owned by Unity Gallega, a cultural group for immigrants from the Galacia region of Spain. Unity Gallega objected to the landmark designation, worried that it will damage the resale price of the building. They plan …

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FL Gay Activist Michael Brown Murdered

Beloved South Florida gay bar owner and AIDS activist Michael Brown, 50, was found murdered in his West Palm Beach home on Friday. Brown’s presumed killer, Brant Hines, 27, stayed in Brown’s home for two days after the murder before hanging himself on a bedroom door. Brown and Hines had had a turbulent off and on relationship for several years. …

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National Pillow Fight Day

Today was National Pillow Fight Day and at Union Square I got a little too close to the action. By the way, this video is not speeded up. I was just ducking pillows, hence the jerky camera action.

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Google Knows Where You Are

My obsession with statistics goes into overdrive in the face of the magic of Google Analytics, which reveals some interesting tidbits about JMG readers. For folks dropping by in the last 30 days, by far the largest chunk of you are in NYC, about 11%, twice as many as #2, San Francisco. The top twenty: 1. NYC2. San Francisco3. Washington …

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Broadway Friday

According to New York Post critic Michael Riedel, Sean Hayes isn’t butch enough to play the lead in a proposed revival of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s Promises, Promises. Riedel: “That casting’s a little odd. Hayes doesn’t seem quite virile enough to play a role originated by Jerry Orbach, one of Broadway’s greatest leading men.” – A limited-engagement revival of …

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