“13LoveStories.com is a unique multimedia advocacy project that profiles the moving stories of thirteen couples whose lives were profoundly affected by Proposition 8 – the recent California ballot initiative that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry.”
“The 13 Love Stories videos were completed in mid-February, just in time to go live on Valentine?s Day, and an outdoor exhibition version of 13LoveStories.com was launched at Bruin Plaza on the UCLA campus, March 5, 2009 – the day that oral arguments in the case were presented to the California Supreme Court. A packed plaza enjoyed some wonderful music, delicious cake, and had a chance to hear from the couples themselves.”
Steven Soderbergh, the king of Hollywood/indie cinema’s The Girlfriend Experience was released on DVD/Blue Ray today and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s now time to stop making excuses. The Girlfriend Experience tackles the controversial subject of high end escorting and one ups expectations by placing Sasha Grey the queen of straight and alternative pornography in the middle of it all. Grey play’s Chelsea, a high end escort living in New York City trying to balance her life amongst clients, hobbyists and a boyfriend while keeping her heart open enough to recognize true love if it happens to come around. In my humble opinion, Sasha Grey is the hottest/most controversially successful girl of our generation and I’m super excited to see her continually branch out. Knowing we each spoofed off of A Picture of Dorian Grey for our porn names has always led me to believe she’s a kindred spirit and Grey has proven to be one of the rarest of celebrities with a resume ranging from fetish porn and playing in bands to modeling for American Apparel (meh) and now, releasing a major motion picture.
So for all those that couldn’t make it to the desert for Manimal, I suggest checking out the WEHO Book Fair on Sunday:
400+ AUTHORS and ARTISTS
Literary legends, celebrity guests,poets, storytellers & LA authors
100+ PANELS & BOOK SIGNINGS
Mystery, entertainment, politics,comics, fiction, memoir, YA, LGBT,art, science and multi-cultural
Eight panel stages, three live performance stages, Ghost Story Telling Tent, Teen Stage and Writing Workshops
40,000+ FELLOW READERS!
THEATRE, POETRY and STORYTELLING
Some of the people I’m most interested are Reza Aslan, Bob Barker, Amber Benson, Carol Channing, Francesca Lia Block, K.C. Cole, Malcolm Boyd, Seth Grahame-Smith, Steven Reigns, Dr. Kevin Grazier, Gregg Hurwitz, Kathy Kinney, Eloise Klein Kealy, Harley Jane Kozak, Carol Leifer, Josefina López, Ken Page, Sarah Schulman, Danzy Senna, Jerry Stahl, Mark Thompson, Terry Wolverton.
KCRW/LA Record Presents: The 2nd Annual MANIMAL FESTIVAL
EDWARD SHARPE and THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, RAINBOW ARABIA, WARPAINT, HECUBA, VOICESVOICES, POLYAMOROUS AFFAIR, FOOL’S GOLD, ALEXANDRA HOPE, CORRIDOR, OTHER LIVES, JULIETTE COMMAGERE, MOONRATS, LACO$TE, AMANDA JO WILLIAMS, HE’S MY BROTHER, SHE’S MY SISTER, ARIANA DELAWARI, WEAVE!, PIZZA! and JONESIN’
Only 300 pairs will be sold and then this event will be closed.
GO HERE FOR TICKETS!!!
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DAY OF SHOWS AT THE DOOR
TELEFON TEL AVIV; THE RACE; SEASPIN played Club Spaceland on September 25th, 2009. Telefon Tel Aviv makes some of the prettiest, darkest, melodic dance tracks ever. When Charlie passed last January 22, 2009 fellow band mate Joshua Eustis, family, friends and fans were devastated. Electronic music truly lost someone special and I thought I’d never get to see them play again; to make matters worse, Charlie passed a week after the release of Immolate Yourself, easily the band at the peak of their career. I’ve been playing the album at least a couple times a week since I got it last January so it’s no surprise to say I totally geeked out when I learned Joshua Eustis teamed up with Fredo Nogueira to go out on tour to promote his beautiful new album. Continue reading
So last night at my favorite LA party, Wildness, I danced around like a maniac as Shunda K from Yo Majesty spit some of the best hip hop all over my pretty little face. Afterwards I got the chance to chat it up for a little bit and get you all a few quick words and a couple MP3s off her solo project “Botchit & Scraper”. All of which are awesome, however, I do wish I had a vagina so I coulda rode her face for a bit cause you know she eats pussy better than anyone else and goddammit I just wanna see her happy!! Continue reading
September 23rd The Lilypad
Inman Square 1353 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 10pm
with Jaggery, Army of Toys & Zoe Boekbinder
i go on 1st: at 10pm!
September 24th Sidewalk Cafe
NYC 94 Ave A
7pm EARLY SHOW!!
Rooftop show in NYC. With Laura Aidanblaise and Natureboy. Private event, email me for the address.
Recording in Bethlehem Pennsylvania with Taylor Galassi
Clara Engel – Appetite For Pain
Young, Hot, Sweaty People Dancing
If you like musicals and gays then you should check out Tom Gustafson’s film “Were the World Mine“. Maybe you saw his short film “Fairies”, well “Were the World Mine” is a full length and it’s now available on Netflix watch instantly. I think some positive feedback for that 24 minute movie encouraged Gustafson and Co. to go back and expand it to a full-length production. Basically, the movie follows the young Timothy – he’s a fag who lives in a homophobic world, gets cast in a play and through the power of Shakespeare learns how to turn everyone around him into gay lovers. His teacher helps him. The whole time I was wishing all my Shakespeare teachers helped me… and why didn’t I have any cute guys in any of my Shakespeare classes?? I was always surrounded by chubby girls. Yuck! Spoiler alert: within the first ten minutes of viewing the film I thought, “woah this is gayer than gay porn” but by the end I was thinking “where is the sex??” If the world were mine it’d probably be pretty gay but definitely not encapsulated in a love obsessed adolescent. I prefer mid to late twenty years old kids who are sex obsessed.
So I met you today at your open casting call for your new film “Wild Thing” and I didn’t have any headshots but I slipped you a Minorprogression sticker… anyway, here are some links to stuff I’ve done and a few video’s from performance art projects I’ve been associated with or spearheaded myself. I’m a huge fan and I pretty much lived the abusive runaway story that thankfully didn’t kill me and now I’d love to help create something provocative and interesting out of it with you. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This video shows clips of Marc Arthur’s performance art event “The Key”. If your not familiar with Marc Arthur’s work I highly suggest checking out his website. And yes, that’s me enraptured in the begining.. screaming like a banshee influenced by a Maenead before True Blood made Maeneads “cool.” Continue reading