Sunday, June 2, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

fly away



This disco tune is fantastic! Bring it, Crackazat.



"Coffee Time" was one of my '18 summer jams!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

night of a thousand judys

Here is an extremely lovely image by the artist Bats Langley.



This piece and many others by other visual artists will be part of an auction at Justin Sayre's Night of a Thousand Judys: A Benefit Performance for The Ali Forney Center which will be held this Saturday, June 1st.

Ticket info here.


about The Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 65,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program. AFC’s goal is to provide them with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. For more information on The Ali Forney Center, visit www.aliforneycenter.org.

Friday, May 24, 2019

darling mary



My poem "Darling Mary," which appeared in audio form on the lovely podcast Other People's Flowers.




Darling Mary

-after Julie Christie


The world relief billboard peeled
for my lips—medallion neck-
lace, brushed over Dankworth’s
with lilting jazz. My story begins
as Mary staring out in a stable scene.
I want to feel not so terribly Chelsea
out of the phone booth swinging
handbag, polka dot scarf, binoculars.
I toss my fur to the bed, kicking off
my kitten heels into the white shag.
To get by, to turn heads, I have to be
frightfully lean, smoking Kent’s
inside another glass condo up
in polluted haze. I carry Revelation
luggage and cablegrams. I want to be
The Happiest Girl in the World. I am only
a face on a billboard. Let me stew here.
Once, from the nativity, I pulled out
Mary and felt the hard ridges
of her blue robe—I wanted to be her,
blond and all wrapped up, nothing to
touch me but myself and dust,
a lone wolf in permanent prayer.


-Jeffery Berg

Thursday, May 23, 2019

meep revisits the indies of the '80s



For my generation, it seems that we remember the 90s as the ultimate decade for indie films, but there were so many in the 80s, some like Dirty Dancing and Heathers, that became pop hits and VHS staple that we forget that they were actually indies to begin with! Meep revisits this decade alongside Daniel Archer on the Retro Movie Love Podcast!


crave


Music video for Madonna's "Crave," featuring Swae Lee, my fave of her singles released so far.