Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hijack THIS!


Be the first Queen on your block to OWN the 14+ hour soundtrack to RITES XXVIII, HOLYWAR. The only kind of war OrangeMercury sanctions: a dancefloor war. Now, snap to attention and MOVE your ass...

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Aural Stalkings
Rites XXVIII

*More like "Holy Mother of God!"
I like the "no cell phones, no cameras" part.
Yeah. Right...

If you can't shoot 'n dance, or dance 'n shoot...
don't fucking bother doin' either!
Your photos ain't worth it.
Can't fight the feelin'...
(What you need is some love insurance!)


BLACK PARTY Rites XXVIII: Three DJs Bring Different Styles & Beats
by Steve Weinstein
New York Editor-In-Chief
Tuesday Mar 13, 2007

The three DJs playing this year’s Black Party represent three separate musical cultures and even generations. What they share is a commitment to the kind of music that has come to define this most unique of gay dance events, which takes place March 24 and 25 at Roseland Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan.

Parisian Michael Marx made his name in local clubs like Queen, Deluxe, Mix and Butch. He has played parties like Hugo Boss’ New Year’s Eve party at the Louvre and Gay Pride Bastille, where he played for 20,000 people. He is popular on the European party circuit, including London, Ibiza and Berlin.

Steven Pevner, who helps produce the Black Party for its parent organization, the Saint at Large, recently flew to Paris to check him out. He says that Marx has immersed himself in Saint lore and the Saint sound and knows how to play this party.

He will be spinning from 10 p.m. to about 3:30 a.m. At that time, Tony Moran takes over.

Tony Moran has actually danced at the Black Party, so he understands the kind of music people want--and what they don’t want to hear.
Moran needs little introduction to anyone who has been going to parties for the past few years. In New York, he made a name for himself at Alegria, where he is in the regular DJ rotation, and on Fire Island, where he shares a house with his partner Beau Clark. Pevner says that what distringuishes Moran from other recent DJs spinning the Black Party is that he has danced at the party. He knows the music. He knows what people want and what they don’t want.

According to Pevner, Moran has been busy in the studio, where he has been mixing original production numbers, including a whole remake of a song, hiring singers and a rhythm section. Pevner says Moran treats this as one of the most important gigs of his life, and intends to blow everyone away. Of course, grizzled Black Party veterans (I count myself among them) remember similar promises from other prominent DJs, only to have them disappoint this most discerning (and critical) of crowds.

At about 10:30 a.m., the man who takes over from Moran probably understands the music of the Black Party better than anyone alive.
Michael Fierman has played more Black Parties than any other DJ. A DJ at the original Saint, he had gone into semi-retirement until recently. He will bring the party to a close sometime Sunday afternoon with the traditional Sleaze segment, following the Morning Party. Expect to hear "Hills of Katmandu" and Abba’s "The Visitors."

Speaking of sleaze, those venturing into the upstairs "Love Lounge" (more like a "Love Labyrinth") will be able to dance (or anything else their hearts and other body parts desire) to the driving, hip-hop-inspired beats of East Village favorites Rich King and Gustavo.

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Real Fun!

Funeral.

Think about it.

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Mika
Happy Ending

Happy Ending

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

Wake up in the morning, stumble on my life
Can't get no love without sacrifice
If anything should happen, I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

2 o'clock in the morning, something's on my mind
Can't get no rest; keep walkin' around
If I pretend that nothin' ever went wrong, I can get to my sleep
I can think that we just carried on

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

A Little bit of love, little bit of love
Little bit of love, little bit of love[repeat]

I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
To live the rest of our life,
But not together.

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Transits

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Mapplethorpe, 1985

The Book of Wisdom; 3: 1–9


He accepted them as a holocaust.

The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.

But they are in peace.

For if before men, indeed they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them,
and found them worth of himself.

As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings, he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation, they shall shine.,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
They shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord shall be King forever.

Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love:
Because grace and mercy are with his hold ones,

and his care is with his elect.

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Blow out these candles!


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Birthday Studness
Josh Hart-throb-nett

Jon Lovitz v Andy Dick

Really. Who cares?
You're both ASSES.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Isle of the Dead
Arnold Bøcklin, 1880


Vaya con dios, CLD.

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de mortuis nil nisi bonum
Paul Delvaux

Shitty Bush
Scary Dick


Seems Bush is so full of shit,
he's having a colonoscopy tomorrow.

Scarier though?
Cheney will, temporarily, be president.

Hey?
Isn't Cheney running the country in the first place?

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Summer of Love
1969

Sore Excuse alum
Vanessa? About that crown...

Separated at Birth
Emma Peel v Annie Lennox





1966 v 1986
What a difference two decades make...

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Diana Rigg
Actress, The Avengers
1938




If you were a boy heading into your teenage years in the late 60s, Diana Rigg, AKA Emma Peel of THE AVENGERS, clad in leather or her infamous spy "cat-suit", was mos' def' part of your spank bank.
If you were a gay boy heading into your teenage years in the late 60s, you wanted to BE Emma Peel. What with that fabulous leather cat-suit!

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Diana Rigg
Actress, The Avengers
1938

Nam June Paik
Korea, 1932 – 2006
Natal Chart


Nam June Paik: Natal Chart

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Nam June Paik
Korea, 1932 – 2006




Nam June Paik is, without question, one of the most visionary artists of the 20th century. Working predominantly in a medium which is sculptural and video-centric, Paik easily influenced another visionary of the 20th century: Eurythmics.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

01.18.08
WTF? Part II


Damn.
Lady Liberty didn't take this much of a punch in
PLANET OF THE APES!

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08.08.07

The "other" countdown.

T + 1,000 = ?

Annie Lennox
Countdown to October 2


Annie Lennox Wields Songs Of 'Destruction'
July 18, 2007, 10:40 AM ET; ©Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

As tipped here (BILLBOARD Magazine) in March, Annie Lennox's first studio album in four years, "Songs of Mass Destruction," will arrive in the fall. Due Oct. 2 via Arista, the set was produced by Glen Ballard, who previously told Billboard.com, "It's a very intense record. It's very personal to her. We spent a lot of time making sure the music was the way she wanted it."

Among the songs confirmed to appear on the album are "Fingernail Moon," "Dark Road" and "Sing," the latter of which was inspired by Lennox's work with Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign to curb the spread of AIDS.

"Sing" sports contributions from 23 superstar female vocalists, including Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Shakira, Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight, Pink, Fergie, Melissa Etheridge and KT Tunstall, among others.

The former Eurythmics vocalist's previous set, "Bare" (J Records), debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in June 2003.

Lennox has yet to confirm tour dates but will appear Aug. 15 at a special performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra at London's Mermaid Theatre.

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Mika Penniman rocks London...


Mika delivers 'Alice In Wonderland'-style magic at London gig
HelloMagazine.com
18 JULY 2007

Two years ago Mika Penniman was working as a waiter at Somerset House. This week he was back in the London entertainment venue, in a very different role. The Beirut-born glam rocker wowed audiences with a spectacular Alice In Wonderland-inspired show as part of the mansion's annual series of summer concerts.

The 23-year-old - whose new single Big Girl is out on July 23 - has drawn comparisons with late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for his flamboyant style. And he was living up to his reputation at the show - which drew a sell-out audience, including Peaches Geldof and her boyfriend DJ Fred Les - as he took to the stage dressed as the Mad Hatter from the famous Lewis Caroll tale.

Explosions of balloons and confetti rained down on the crowd as Mika boogied his way through songs from his chart topping double platinum album Life In Cartoon Motion. And he wasn't the only one dressing up. The audience was dotted with flapper girls, fairies and cowgirls, while onstage dancers in animal suits jostled for space with the band.

The colourful performance was just the latest high spot in Mika's soaring career. Since making his radio debut in September 2006 the operatically-trained singer has topped both the singles and album charts and is currently in the middle of a run of sell-out concert dates across Europe.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Wolf Blitzer

is so fucking monotone, he HAS to go.
Droll? Please...

Killer app
I'll read it later!

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what the FUCK?
Cloverfield?


Two words:

Holy.
Shit.

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The "new" Freddie!
Undeniable...


I confess...wow.
Handsome too...

We'll life the rest of our lives
but not together.

Is there anybody home?

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Sacha Baron Cohen
Will he, Will hel ROCK YOU?


Once again, the rumour's floating all over the web.

C'mon! It's a no-brainer!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I'm gonna scream!

I have a fever.
.
.
.
ugh.
.
.
.
g'night.

holding.

holding.

holding.

holding.

BANNED from the English language...

"Having said that..."

Candy Crowley.
GUILTY.

Girl!
You used the phrase twice (count 'em, 2wice! within 3 minutes, or less.

HAVING SAID THAT,

STOP NOW!

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Our lips are sealed.

NOT.

Mac Is Back!



*The artwork will change when I load Adobe's Creative Suite, and have access to Photoshop CS.

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Aural Sex
Now playing...

Birthday.

Monday, July 16, 2007

I can dream, can't I?

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AC 2 EH

You're just trying to top me?


OH NO THEY DIDN'T!

ohyestheydid.

Descanse en Pace, Clare.



So dear friends
Your love has gone
Only tears to dwell upon
I dare not say
As the wind must blow
So a love is lost
A love is won
Go to sleep and dream again
Soon your hopes will rise
And then from all this gloom
Life can start anew
And there'll be no crying soon...

Queen|1973

BREAKING!
iCTV
The Coop v The Pretty Boy!

Anderson's following John Edwards around NOLA.
Great GREAT shot of The Coop's triceps and (drumroll please!)
his stance from the back...blue jeans, black shoes (Manolos?),
nice tight black knit shirt.

Gotta get a screen cap of that one!

Woo-hoo!

(Yep. I'm easily amused!)

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Deja View
Joel-Peter Witkin


Mother and Child,
New Mexico, 1979

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'Torture porn' hits a bloody wall


LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Torture, it seems, doesn't pay at movie theater box offices like it used to. (continued)

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Another acronym: sadly.
DWT:
Driving While Texting.


Driving while texting.

– more shortly

Stalking...
One more!
WHO IS THIS???


This guy knows how to move.
And he's as serious as a heart attack to boot.
The best part?
He's obviously having a great time.

Bravo!!

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Oh no!
My computer screen melted!



Tom Ford looks like such a useless dork here (not that there's a such thing as a useful dork!) I mean, really: scrunching up his t-shirt to expose his arm by one.more.inch? Umm. His waist Tom? Enough 'trail?

And Jake. Thank GAWD he has hair! I mean, I can see him standing in front of the mirror for hours on end, running his hands through his hair againandagainandagainandagain.

I'm surprised Ford didn't drop to his knees...

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Erased!
Apple's 17" PowerBook G4

Erased
Annie Lennox

I'm gonna put it all behind me
Like nothing ever happened between us
Nothing ever took place between you and me...
Yes
Nothin' ever happened
And if you se me walkin' down the street
I won't even recognise you
I'll just erase you from my memory
Put it all behind me
Because you are erased
All erased...
you'll be sittin' on someone else's couch
You'll be eatin' off a stranger's plate
Everything is gonna get wiped out
Like a new start
Like a brand new fresh clean slate
Well here I go remembering again
All the anger and the blame...
People in glass houses shouldn't throw those stones
but ... something just flew through my window pane
My my my my ... (oh mama did it touch you well?)
I'll be in a brand new pair of running shoes
And you'll be walking on down different street
in a brand new suit and a fresh clean shirt
Makin' telephone calls...
Keepin' in time with someone else's feet
Keepin' in time with someone else's feet

I STIHL miss you...
Ok, STILL...


CNN just isn't the same...so much for lagging ratings.
ChetZilla can't even pronounce a Latin name...like XAVIER!

*&$&^*($###$%%$#!!!

WTF????

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Queen
iTMS Japan
Music Videos


Queen certainly are the champions.
Up there with Madonna and Eurythmics!
What? 1977?

Coooooooooooool.

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WTF???
Glen Mitchell

Playlist
Summer 2007

Depeche Mode|all cuts
Eurythmics|all cuts
Global Underground|continuous mixes
Grace Jones|all cuts
Hed Kandi|continuous mixes
Madonna|Confessions; studio + live
Mika|Life in Cartoon Motion
Ministry of Sound|continuous mixes
Queen|live cuts
Scissor Sisters|all cuts
Texas|all cuts
Tokyo Disco|continuous mixes
Ultra.Dance|continuous mixes

The Three Faces of ...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'll drink to that!


1948 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain

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