There are very few talents in the world that can appeal to both the gay and lesbian partier. DJ’s realy mainly focus on one demographic…not is the case with Alyson Calagna.
If you’ve been following the North American party circuit, you will have definitely run into Alyson’s name on one bill or another. This Miami DJ is pretty much one of the top rated female DJ’s on the LGTB circuit…no joke. It wasn’t until a couple years ago, that I really found out what she was about. My friend Nathan was down in Orlando, and heard her play during the OMW festival. He couldn’t stop talking about her, I believe it was at the Magic Journeys party. After that, he would keep telling me to listen to her, listen to her…and I did. And I was blown away!
Alyson is no stranger to Vancouver, she comes at least once a year to play the CHICAS party, which she will be doing again this PRIDE. But she is also coming one more time. It was an incredible story and I’m going to tell it to you right now!
A friend of mine, and absolutely talented photographer Daryl Dyck, contacted me a couple days ago because he wanted some help in organising a really great project.
In California, there is a silent protest going on in the for of the NOH8 Campaign. The campaign was started by photographer ADAM BOUSKA (Who funny enough…I remember chatting with about 10 years ago on Face The Jury or one of those early sites), who is a pretty solid photographer in LA. He has managed to get a whole bunch of people on board, famous and not, to take part in this campaign. Daryl has taken it upon himself to get Vancouver to show our support to his cause, and we are organising our own photo shoot…here’s the official release.
Well, it wasn’t as much a date as it was a night at the club… with everyone else. But, we did hang out downstairs! That’s GOT to count for something!
Last Thursday, Celebrities Night Club had their very naughty, very sexual, X-RATED night, starring Reese Rideout. But, what made this night extra special, was that two of our very own: Sean Horlor and Rob Easton, joined that lineup to strip as part of their new show “Don’t Quit You Gay Job”, a new comedy about typical gay jobs. Stripping was one of them… SHOCKING!
Let’s start with my critique of the boys’ stripping, then we’ll get to Reese Rideout. Shadow Delmonte was up first- very bold Sean! He had good song choice, pulled someone on stage, and went fully naked. Chuck Highway, had a great song, more of a theme, and a better performance. Had on a holey G-string though and didn’t go fully nude- don’t think we didn’t notice Rob! The official word was that Shadow won… now here’s my profession performer opinion: Chuck had a more dynamic solo show; a great prop; his costume went with the song (which was “She works hard for the money”); and, Chuck is a musical theatre girl. Shadow, didn’t so much have a theme, but had some killer moves to be sure. He also pulled up an onlooker from the stage, and he went nude. So by definition, Shadow won ’cause he was in the buff. But, honestly, both of them turned it out. It was fine, holiday fun!
Not too long ago, I had posted about some of this things that drive me nuts. At the top of that list was country songbird Taylor Swift. I don’t really need to get into the details of why she drove me nuts, but essentially I just wanted to break things when I heard her songs.
Cut to today.
I’m checking out the YouTube, and I come across Taylor Swift and T Pain doing “Thug Story” (a parody if “Love Story”) It’s one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in a while. Honestly, I have a whole new respect for the girl. She really takes the piss out of herself. The funniest parts about this video, are probably not the most obvious either. Check out T-Pain’s chain, and how he makes fun of himself with the autotune voice, at the end when he talks it’s still in autotune.
Just watch it, you’ll love it!
WHAT A HEADLINE RIGHT? I think it’s got to be one of my best one’s ever.
One of my closest friends Sean, is co-hosting a brand new show on OutTV called “Don’t Quit Your Gay Job”. It’s a show where Sean and co-host/friend Rob spend one full day on the job of a typical gay or lesbian person. Jobs this season include bus driver, eqquestrian, hair stylist (although I have no idea who would trust either of them to cut their hair), dominatrix, model, drag queen and a few others.
For their big finale, they are planning something (Hopefully!) big for this Thursday night. Sean and Rob are taking to the stage. Sean (aka Shadow Delmonte) and Rob (Chuck Highway) will be STRIPPING(!!!) at Celebrities Night Club alongside megahunk Reese Rideoutfor their X-Rated party. How are they going to do? Who knows, my only concern would be that they would succumb to what Sean and I have dubbed the Jaric Syndrome, which is just a bitchy way of saying not able to get it up.
So, if you want to see these hunks strip, get to Celebrities this Thursday night for X-Rated & Don’t Quit You Gay Job, and no matter what give them props. This is probably the hardest thing either one of them will have to do, tip them well and give them a pat on the butt when they leave the stage.
OH god, what are you two getting into!
Publisher’s Note: Funny enough, two of our writers submitted articles literally at the same time on Adam Lambert making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Rather than have two different posts or eliminate one, I decided to combine the two for an extra-special combo two-for-one deal. Enjoy.
Recently I’ve been moving from the longer, polemic articles to cover more at-the-moment updates about the world of entertainment that actually might affect some of us. First was David Carradine’s sad demise, and this time it’s Adam Lambert’s official self-outing. Now, I know a lot of you will say: “This ain’t news!” But, it kind of is. While on the show, Lambert tried to play his sexuality down (okay, eyeliner aside) and even right after his loss to Kris Allan, the runner up still claimed “no comment”, claiming it keeps things more exciting if people never know for sure. Originally this ambiguity kind of pissed me off: I’m out, my friends are out… if we did it- you have to. But, I’ve come to realize he had some pretty good reasons and my “If I did, you gotta do it” attitude MAY not be as fool-proof as I originally once thought!
Doing it right, the Idol star decided to wait for the ultimate interviewer: Rolling Stone Magazine, to come out, full throttle.
In my experience, if I have a feeling that tonight is gonna be a good night, it ends up bring really bad. I set my expectations way to high, hoping that it will all end with a nightcap and it always just end up with me regretting that last shot. Now if you’re the Black Eyed Peas, I’m sure when you get that same feeling it will in fact, be a good night. You can see the proof in the newly released video by the quartet for the David Guetta produced “I Gotta Feelin”
I haven’t received an advance copy of the new album yet (HINT HINT), so I don’t know the tracks that are on it. And before today I hadn’t listened to this track at all. It is completely different than “Boom Boom Pow”, a little softer, not as aggressive, as you see the peas each getting ready in their respective pads. Fergie is, of course, half naked with a feather boa and FEROCIOUSLY painted nails, singing to herself in the mirror. Will.I.Am is going at his huuur with a hair pic. Taboo is at his text messages in a standard music video scene, and Apl.De.Ap is doing what he does in his big glasses.
Last night during the MTV Movie Awards, the Trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to TWILIGHT was released.
If you haven’t jumped on the Twilight bandwagon, I think you might after New Moon. Judging from the trailer, director Chris Weitz is really killing it. It looks like a real movie!
I am a HUGE Twilight fanatic, and yes I have seen the first movie about 100 times, but it really was a pretty bad movie. The director of that movie Catherine Hardwicke butchered it. The biggest problem with that movie was that it looked like it was done on such a shoestring budget (They actually had 37 mil). The effects were horrendous, the constant handheld killed me, and she wasn’t getting anything from the actors. She’s very lucky that she was given this story because it was pretty much success on a silver platter (It made upwards of 382 mil)