I can sum up my twenty-five years with the Wicked crew with the old adage that, “time flies when you’re having fun.” As a founding member of the Wicked Sound System, I feel really blessed. I’ve been to the vast majority of events produced by the crew. I’m really proud of what we have accomplished over the years. Many of our all-nighters are legendary. They’re the kind of events that people still talk about decades later. Our monthly “Full Moon Massive” events have become an iconic part of San Francisco’s cultural history. Continue Reading
We are less than a week away from Mother’s Day which is the best time of year to acknowledge all the different kinds of mom’s in the world. Continue Reading
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Showtime is finally airing the 2010 GayVN Awards. Tonight marks my cable TV debut as I’m featured in the behind-the-scenes portions of the program as well as parts of the stage show.
Comedian Alec Mapa hosts the show that honors the best in gay adult filmmaking. Many consider the GayVN Awards the porn world’s version of the Oscars©.
The “fleshtivities” of the program include a red-hot red carpet, prison-theme dance number and the Top Ten awards, plus other categories that include Best Newcomer and Best Actor, with appearances by the hottest stars in gay adult movies.
The show will also include me dressed as a prison guard
I wanted to check out the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and see what it was all about. It was OK but just OK. I’ve been to other music oriented museums with the best being in Seattle. I expected less focus on Baby Boomer crap and more focus on what actually makes the Grammy’s so important to the music industry.
First sign of the Rapture? Iceland Volcano Erupts today.
Gabriel’s Trumpet To Signal The Rapture
In one of my favorite “Only In San Francisco” events, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host an Easter Sunday party in the park. They have games and activities for little kids and the Sisters set up a stage in Dolores Park and local bands like Ejector perform and the people bring blankets and picknics.
The highlight of the afternoon for me is the Easter Bonnet Contest and the Hunky Jesus Contest. Both shows allow people to exhibit exuberant displays of creativity. You can tell some of these queens spend days working their hot glue guns assembiling their elaborate hats, helmets and head ornaments.
I look forward to the Hunky Jesus Contest to see what themes people will come up with. The best need little to no explanation – like the double cross Jesus with two guys on an H shaped cross – or this year’s Obviously Drunk Redneck Jesus. The video below features most of this year’s contestants and the winner…
This party took a turn for the Douche by Garfunkel and Oates
There’s so much about this song that works for me. It’s social and political references are smart and clever without pushing the shtick too far.
I think they frame their references in such a way that they’ll work for a long time. Roxanne Shante used a similar technique in her Old Skool hit, “Have a nice day” when she rhymes, “Like hurricane Annie I’ll blow you away.” You don’t have to know how destructive hurricane Annie was to understand it.
In much the same way, Garfunkel & Oates rap about Bernie Madoff – if you’re familiar with him you’ll get the reference to ripping off your shirt sleeves. If you don’t know anything about Bernie, the phrase’s meaning comes from the word “exposed” and using it as a corollary to a sleeveless shirt.
Phrases like this work on several levels and, to me, that makes for a great parody.