If you missed the Tonys this past Sunday, you missed a great show. Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig singing ‘Sugar Daddy’ just might have been my absolute favorite moment. Check out the clip.
With Boston Pride Week in full swing it can be tough to focus on any one event. I thought I’d give a shout out to dBar’s Stoplight Party tomorrow, starting at 10PM. My buddy, Gay Jim from KISS 108 FM, will be playing great music all night long.
To put you in the mood, I’ve also included the video dBar shared with me last week from the photo shoot. Have a great evening guys.
Wednesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Do you like soul, R&B and jazz? You might want to check out Wambura Mitaru, a young and passionate singer and song writer from Nairobi, Kenya who attends Berklee College of Music. She has a beautiful voice and will be performing for free Wednesday evening. Stop by and check out this brilliant singer / song writer then go grab a drink with friends in the Back Bay.
I’ve been regularly featuring Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox clips because I love how he reworks modern songs into popular styles from past decades.
Check out their latest, a cover of No Diggity with Ariana Savalas singing the 90s Blackstreet song much like Jessica Rabbit might have at the Patty Cake Lounge.
Tell me what you think. I actually prefer this to the original.
I’m not a fan of most award shows. Once the red carpet is over, I find them tedious and fraught with actors inexperienced performing in front of a live audience and / or musicians incapable of singing live. With the exception of seeing a gaffe – John Travolta introducing “Adeem Azel” at the Oscars or Kendall Jenner’s pathetic attempt to read from her cue card at the Billboard Music Awards – I find them a bore.
However, I always LOVE the Tony’s. I know it is a cliche to have a gay man raving about Broadway, but this show entertains every year because Broadway stars have impeccable comedic timing, they are comfortable performing in front of a live audience, and most of them can sing and dance so be sure not to miss The Tony’s tonight – I promise that you’ll love it.
Catherine Tate is brilliant in this hilarious video that has garnered more than 1.5 million views since it was released back in 2008.
Have a great Saturday night.
First Friday from 5-9 PM
Come to 450 Harrison Ave. to meet local artists and view their work from 5-9PM tonight. The First Friday of each month more than 60 artists open their studios in the 450 Harrison building.
Local galleries also support First Fridays by remaining open like, Boston Sculptor’s Gallery at 486 Harrison Avenue. So take advantage of the beautiful weather; come out to see and support our local art scene.
dBar has shared their 2014 Pride photo shoot with me. Photographer Kevin Day and stylist Josh Wilmoth looked like they had nearly as much fun as Chris Davis, Alexander Joseph Scott and Joe Andrews had goofing around in Provincetown where the photo shoot took place. Much thanks to dBar for sharing the behind the scenes video.
While this isn’t all that old, it is so funny I couldn’t help but share it again. I’m sure this will make you laugh as well, so enjoy this week’s Vintage ‘Tube and have a great Saturday night.
As much as I like Beyonce, I feel like this guy might make a more more interesting video.
It also makes me curious if I’ll see any of these Speedos in Ptown this summer. If you’re not understanding the reference, feel free to enjoy Drunk in Love.
Much thanks to Seduced by the New for initially sharing this photograph.
Virgin Island looks like a beautiful book of nude photographs by Kevin McDermott of model, recent graduate and underwear entrepreneur, Todd Sanfield. Please take note that the book’s promo video is mildly erotic (like all of Todd’s photos) and contains nudity.
The book is filled with both color and black & white images of Todd Sanfield and the island. While I’ve yet to see the book you can order your own copy at virginislandbook.com.
I first wrote about the November Project in early 2013. Started by Brogan Graham and Bojan Mnadaric, they have created a grassroots fitness movement that provides everyone an affordable alternative to gym memberships by hosting free early morning workouts three times a week in Boston. Over the past year, the November Project has spread to 17 cities. Their message is clear: Fitness should be fun, it is better with a team and all you need to do is show up.
While it might be a tough sell to get up early in the morning during the bitter winter months for some outdoor training, now that the weather is more agreeable (at least in theory) perhaps you’d like to learn more about this very social group that champions personal responsibility for one’s fitness and health. More about The November Project – including times and locations of their workouts – can be found here, november-project.com.
BTW – The next workout is tomorrow. Set your alarm clock. Details here.
While I’m undecided on who I will vote for Governor, I thought it would be interesting to share this video that Republican candidate, Charlie Baker, released earlier this month. Charlie is a long-time supporter of LGBT rights, and I like the fact that he shows one can be a Republican and comfortable discussing / supporting LGBT rights.
It can often seem like the Republican Party has a personal vendetta against the LGBT community. That more than anything has probably contributed to my deep distrust of the party of Lincoln. Charlie’s video shows just how far the National Republican Party needs to come – I certainly hope they start to follow his lead. Much thanks to David at WGB for initially sharing this video.
The AIDS crisis had become a lightening rod issue for the Gay community by the mid-80s; just as I was coming to grips with my own sexuality. The response from the Reagan Administration, the community I lived and popular culture probably did more to shape my attitudes of social justice, the role of government and community than any other single event in my life. It also started what would be an intensely personal and difficult internal debate about religion that I would fixate on for another 10-12 years. I’ll miss the premiere tonight but plan on watching the HBO production.
About The Normal Heart: Originally written as a play by Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.
Do you remember this 2010 YouTube video of a 15 year old who joined Michael Buble on stage to sing “Feeling Good”? I loved it then and I still love it today.
Have a great Saturday evening.