Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Screaming Room|Peeping Tom

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The Light Bulb Redux

This Day in History|1879
The Light Bulb



Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Pet Shop Boys > Pandemonium 2010 DVD




Captured on film, this show from their worldwide Pandemonium tour sees Pet Shop Boys at the height of their powers on this two-disc CD and DVD release.

Featuring songs from 2009's critically acclaimed “Yes” album plus many of their greatest hits, Pandemonium is the definitive live Pet Shop Boys experience shot in HD.

The DVD also features three music videos and two exclusive live encore tracks performed at the 02 Arena, including a cover of “My girl” by Madness.

Another bonus feature is the spectacular BRIT’s performance from 2009 when Pet Shop Boys were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award. This performance features Brandon Flowers from The Killers and Lady Gaga.



Also included is a audio commentary from Pet Shop Boys and the show's creative director Es Devlin.

Tracklisting

DVD – all tracks filmed Live at The O2 Arena, London – 21 December 2009

1. More than a dream/Heart
2. Did you see me coming?
3. Pandemonium/Can you forgive her?
4. Love etc.
5. Building a wall
6. Go west
7. Two divided by zero
8. Why don't we live together?
9. New York City boy
10. Always on my mind
11. Closer to heaven/Left to my own devices
12. Do I have to?
13. King's Cross
14. The way it used to be
15. Jealousy
16. Suburbia
17. What have I done to deserve this?
18. All over the world
19. Se a vida é/Discoteca/Domino dancing/Viva la vida
20. It's a sin
21. Being boring
22. West End girls

Bonus features:
23. My girl (Live at The O2)
24. It doesn't often snow at Christmas (Live at The O2)
25. Love etc. (Music Video)
26. Did you see me coming? (Music Video)
27. All over the world (Music Video)
28. 2009 BRIT Awards Performance (Feat. Lady Gaga And Brandon Flowers)
29. Audio Commentary by Pet Shop Boys and Es Devlin

CD – all tracks recorded Live at The O2 Arena, London – 21 December 2009 and mixed by Stuart Price

1. More than a dream/Heart
2. Did you see me coming?
3. Pandemonium/Can you forgive her?
4. Love etc.
5. Go west
6. Two divided by zero
7. Why don't we live together
8. New York City boy
9. Always on my mind
10. Closer to heaven/Left to my own devices
11. Do I have to
12. King's Cross
13. Suburbia
14. Se a vida é/Discoteca/Domino dancing/Viva la vida
15. It's a sin
16. Being boring
17. West End girls

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Born this day in 1914|William S. Burroughs
Burroughs as photographed by Mapplethorpe

Out Magazine's
100 Greatest
Gayest
Albums Of All Time!!!!

Well, I gots me 36 of these designated pink vinyls.
So I guess it makes me GAY GAY GAY.

Trouble is, I could make a GAYER list from my own collection.
And probably will.

But my favorite ten (10) from this list?

91. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
87. Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
72. Donna Summer – Once Upon a Time
44. Pet Shop Boys – Very
25. k.d. lang – Ingénue
20. Queen – A Day at the Races
18. George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I
16. Queen – A Night at the Opera
15. George Michael – Faith
07. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Here is the full list:

100. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
99. Joni Mitchell – For The Roses
98. Ferron – Testimony
97. Janis Ian – Between The Lines
96. Nick Drake – Bryter Layter
95. Culture Club – Kissing To Be Clever
94. Hair Original Broadway Cast – Hair
93. Sade – Lovers Rock
92. Morrissey – Viva Hate
91. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
90. Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
89. Fifth Column – To Sir With Hate
88. Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
87. Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
86. Madonna – Madonna
85. Nina Simone – Anthology
84. Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
83. Bette Midler – The Divine Miss M
82. Cher – Believe
81. Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah
80. Rufus Wainwright – Want One
79. T. Rex – Electric Warrior
78. Various – The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
77. New Order – Substance
76. Ani DiFranco – Imperfectly
75. Carole King – Tapestry
74. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
73. Various – Fame Soundtrack
72. Donna Summer – Once Upon a Time
71. Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

70. Rent Original Broadway Cast – Rent
69. Frances Faye – Caught In The Act
68. Nirvana – Nevermind
67. Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey
66. Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
65. Le Tigre – Le Tigre
64. Patti Smith – Easter
63. Björk – Debut
62. Jeff Buckley – Grace
61. Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
60. R.E.M. – Automatic For The People
59. Bronski Beat – The Age of Consent
58. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
57. Prince – Dirty Mind
56. Team Dresch – Personal Best
55. David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
54. Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
53. Culture Club – Colour By Numbers
52. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
51. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
50. Rufus Wainwright – Poses

49. Patti Smith – Horses
48. Cris Williamson – The Changer and the Changed
47. The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
46. Madonna – Ray of Light
45. Bikini Kill – Pussy Whipped
44. Pet Shop Boys – Very
43. Prince – Purple Rain
42. ABBA – Gold
41. Melissa Etheridge – Yes I Am
40. Pet Shop Boys – Behavior

39. Laura Nyro And Labelle – Gonna Take A Miracle
38. Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis
37. Blondie – Parallel Lines
36. Madonna – Erotica
35. Yaz – Upstairs At Eric’s
34. Donna Summer – Bad Girls

33. The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow
32. The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
31. Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
30. Diana Ross – Diana
29. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
28. Queen – The Game
27. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
26. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
25. k.d. lang – Ingénue

24. Sylvester – Living Proof
23. Deee-Lite – World Clique
22. The Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control
21. David Bowie – Hunky Dory
20. Queen – A Day at the Races
19. The B-52s – The B-52’s
18. George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I

17. Lou Reed – Transformer
16. Queen – A Night at the Opera
15. George Michael – Faith
14. Erasure – The Innocents

13. Ani DiFranco – Dilate
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Various – Hedwig And The Angry Inch Soundtrack
10. Antony And The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
09. Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
08. Madonna – The Immaculate Collection
07. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

06. The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
05. Judy Garland – Judy at Carnegie Hall
04. Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls
03. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman
02. The Smiths – The Smiths
01. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

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Disco. Ahhh. The Good Ol' Days!
Madonna|Deeper and Deeper

video

This video of Madonna's, to me, really embodies at night at the club,
when it was all about the music, the people, and "did they play (fill in the song's name) last night?

It's just really "got" it.

When Madonna's good, she's great.
When Madonna's not good, she's all sticky and hardly sweet.

Enjoy.

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Tea Party Cruising with Anderson Cooper
The 1st Rule

George Michael|Freedom 90

video

Singlehandedly, this video signaled the death of the supermodel as we knew it.

What a brilliant fucking way to go!

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

George Michael|Too Funky

video

George Michael's brilliant TOO FUNKY.
But you haven't seen this video unless you've seen the extended cut.

Too wild!

Would you LIKE me to seduce you?

The Black Party 2009|Rites XXX

George Michael|Older

Versus.
Grace Jones v Funkstar Deluxe
Pull Up to the Bumper

Happy Birthday, Dan Quayl(e)|1947

Michael Stipe & REM|Everybody Hurts
Live 8



When you think you've had too much of this life.
Hold on.

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Patti Smith|Godmother of Punk
Author: Just Kids



Touch me now.
Because the night belongs to love.

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Miss Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Pioneer


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Born this day in history|1913
Miss Rosa Parks, woman



In 1956, Rosa Parks's arrest and the bus boycott that followed was big news - Associated Press Photo. "Woman Fingerprinted. Mrs. Rosa Parks, Negro Seamstress, Whose Refusal to Move to the Back of a Bus Touched Off the Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama." 1956. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

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Tea Parties|Here We Go Again!
Anderson Cooper's Quote

Versus.
Iggy v Grace
Nightclubbing



I swear this gets me hard.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

TEXAS w/ Sharleen Spiteri|Summer Son (Official Video)
He burns my skin...

TEXAS w/ Sharleen Spiteri|Summer Son (Live)
Before you take my heart, reconsider.

TexAS w/ Sharleen Spiteri|Summer Son (Acoustic)
Before you take my heart, reconsider.

TEXAS w/ Sharleen Spiteri|Black Eyed Boy (live)
You should know you you're falling into fiction...

TEX Appeal|Ally + Shar are back!

Webster Bank|We Find a Way to FUCK you!!!



So there I was, minding my own bank business, and the next thing you know, a well-known shopping (shopLIFTING) site ends up charging me some special exorbitant rate enrolling me in some "frequent shopper" program...and when did it hit? When I had written out several bills etc, and there was quite a bit of activity going through my account.

Thankfully, the donations to Haiti through iTunes weren't affected, but lo and behold, a $1 app for my iPod Touch WAS bounced, and the fee of $34 was levied on the $1 application.

WOW! Webster Bank. We really DO find a way...to FUCK you.

Do you think depositing said dollar in a savings account (if they would even accept a $1 deposit into a personal savings account!!!) would earn interest overnight totalling $34?

I don't THINK so.

Webster Bank.

We find a way.

So bend over and TAKE it.

Dry. No lube.
(Probably no condom either! No banking is safe there!)

And while I'm at it, check THIS out:

You walk into the branch with a check to make a deposit, and depending on the nature of the check, Webster will hold all of it, or a portion of it. But this just happened to be a state check drawn on Bank of America, so Webster's tellers were going to hold the ENTIRE check.

BUT!

If you make an ATM deposit of the EXACT SAME CHECK, you will be granted access to the first $100 of that check.

Isn't it great!

A PERSON (like a teller) won't trust you to grant you access to the first $100 dollars of your check, but an ATM MACHINE will give it to you.

The ATM would probably give you $100 cash if you deposited an empty envelope too!

Except I ain't trying that one!

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ask. Tell.

Now.

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This Day in History|1964
G.I. Joe Introduced!

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Donald Sutherland by Robert Mapplethorpe



Happy happy birthday to the original PJ Doc!

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Definitive Collection

Annie Lennox
Why

Grace Jones
La Vie en Rose

George Michael
Praying for Time

Prince
Purple Rain

Elton John
Ticking

Depeche Mode
Never Let Me Down

Pet Shop Boys
It's a Sin

David Bowie
Heroes

Texas
Getaway

Abba
Waterloo

Queen
Tie Your Mother Down

Donna Summer
I Feel Love

Cerrone
Supernature

Patrick Juvet
I Love America

Eurythmics
I Saved the World Today

Heaven 17
Let Me Go

Jackie Moore
This Time Baby

John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
Love Magic

France Joli
Come to Me

Kat Mandu
The Break

kd lang
Constant Craving

Jimmy Ruffin
Hold On to My Love

Madonna
Vogue

Talk Talk
Talk Talk

Patrick Hernandez
Born to be Alive

Amii Stewart
Knock On Wood

Linda Clifford
If My Friends Could See Me Now


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Gotta love DELICIOUS LIBRARY!

And people think I'm crazy!

When Abortions Were Illegal

Versus.
The Birth of Polaroid v The Death of Polaroid

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OMG! Riding in the shadow of death!
The man was sick: he was homosexual.

The Vault|80s

Christ, get down off the cross.

Someone else needs the wood.

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The Vault|mid-80s [Boston]



And a black man shall rise up to lead them...

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The Vault|1990
Miami [Figure Study]


Seriously unretouched!

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The Vault|Hallowe'en 1986_Hartford CT
Not Billy Idol with Tina Turner



Hallowe'en 1986
Hartford CT
Backstreet

Not Billy Idol with Tina Turner

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The Vault|Hallowe'en 1986_Hartford CT
Self-portrait as The Invisible Woman



Hallowe'en 1986
Hartford CT
Backstreet

Self-portrait as THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

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TEARS|The Far Side

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Born this day in 1937|Philip Glass
Photographed with Robert Wilson by Robert Mapplethorpe

Justin Timberlake|Sexyback

Justin Timberlake|4 Minutes with Whatshername

Born this day in 1981|Justin Timberlake



Continue to help Haiti!

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Born this day in 1919|Jackie Robinson