Thanks much for bringing NYC compassion to those in "Katrina."
UPDATE: I admit it came across as being mean to a girl who treated 9/11 and Katrina as trivial things, but it incenses me when people treat it as just that: trivial. "We're from New York, September 11th and everything..."?? Who says that? My apologies for coming across as mean -- I just don't like when people speak about HUGE tragedies and end it with "H-e-e-e-e-e-e-ey!"
I haven't posted in a week for the following reasons:
1. Last Friday night I opened for DJ Sammy Jo at Daniel Nardicio's 3rd Annual Nardi Gras Party (held at mr. Black)and had a rockin' time. So much fun, in fact, that I lost one of my CD books which held about 50 CDs. I now have to replace all of my soundtracks (such as Hedwig - both theater and film versions, Grease, Boogie Nights 1 & 2, A Chorus Line, The Wiz, and Thinking XXX) as well as irreplaceable ones like signed Del Rubio Triplets Anthology or the one-of-a-kind recordings made for me. (If you're wondering why all the links go to Amazon...)
2. On Saturday night, Shep and I warmed our new house by having 100 of our closest friends up to Harlem for a party. Not only was it fun and lasted 'til the wee hours of the morning, but we never got a complaint nor a call to the police AND nothing was destroyed/broken. A good omen. Seen: Brandywine & Brenda A. Go-Go, fellow bloggers Pat K. and Cator Sparx, DJ Dru & DJ Destiny, Daniel Nardico, Mathew Phillp, Corvette, and Carlotta Wellington (she was visiting NYC for the weekend).
3. The rest of the week was spent working, working, and then working again -- my new gig at MTV has me busy as a beaver. Fortunately I get to check out the 'net for my job so I'm well aware of what's up with the possibly pregnant/possibly single Britney, I've got my 6.5 faves from American Idol (Elliott, Paris, Chris, Katherine, Ace, Mandisa, and good OLD Taylor), Rufus is channeling Judy (although I knew this about 9 months ago...), and proof that gays have disposable incomes was made none more evident when that queen bought the Brokeback shirts for a little more what most queens will spend on a week to Gay Days in Orlando. We've got money to burn, bitches. (Thanks to Rickey for the Idol links)
CURRENT RANT: If I see one more picture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie playing and or shopping with those overexposed children in their forgettable clothing... I'm gonna pay Jennifer Aniston to run them down with her Hybrid in what will seem like "a jealous rage". Got it? Oh, and Brad, that hat you wear daily has GOTs to smell. (Thanks to Just Jared for the links)
To say that Keo Nozari impresses me daily is an understatement. Last week he was featured in Time Out Magazine and the following was said:
"The Scissor Sisters have been this decade's biggest such success story: Their debut album in 2004 was a huge hit, selling over a million-and-a-half copies worldwide.
Now plenty of other New York acts are eager to follow in their footsteps, including three -- Keo Nozari, Xavier and Da Lipstyxx -- who share a passion for dance music, as well as nightclub connections, a queer fanbase and major doses of talent.
"I think the real deal shines through in the end," says Keo Nozari, who has reason to toot his own horn. The singer, who is also a DJ as Therapy and other gay hangouts, has generated a strong buzz for his self-released debut album, Late Night VIP, which hit stores in November. In a name-dropping review, Billboard compared Nozari's soaring singing style to that of a young George Michael, and cited Late Night's "electro-funk-fueled pop sound" as being on par withwriter-producer Stuart Price (Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor) and Janet Jackson's long time collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Like Jam, Lewis and another one of his musical idols - Prince - Nozari, who's half French and half Persian grew up a nonblond in mostly Nordic Minnesota. Ten years ago..."
(Click on the article and read the rest yo' damn self.)
Join DJs Corey TuT and Aaron Elvis for their weekly Tuesday Night underground party at mr. Black.
This week they celebrate the new updated look of mr. Black (complete with warm lighting and exciting visuals) and give everyone a few secret places to make out with their Valentines... Perhaps you'll make out with someone else's Valentine just because you can.
PLUS you can feel like you're back at your high school prom when you get your picture taken in front of our big "red heart" backdrop. It's an instant picture and best of all, IT'S FREE!!! (oh, and so are the shots they'll be randomly passing out)
It seems as though Carlotta Wellington has called in to Nardi Gras Radio this past weekend to say hello to her friend Lavinia Draper. Listen as Ms. Wellington describes the size of a certain celebrity's "happy valley." "The volcano in front of The Mirage is smaller."
...10 days ago I posted a report about Madonna's Summer Tour dates which were scoffed, even ignored by some. Then today, all the bloggers were a-titter with the an official announcement from Madge herself that she was *gasp* going on tour this summer. (What? What?)
Lemme tell ya somethin' bitches: I don't post lies and I check my facts more than twice. Period.
COME TO NEW ORLEANS AND THROW MONEY AT THE LOCALS!!!
Daniel Nardicio invites you under The Big Top!
(A Circus of NYC's Hottest Nightclub Talent!)
Friday, March 10th, 2006
With a live performance at 11:30pm by punk goddess Nina Hagen!
With NYC DJ’s Aaron Elvis and Scissor Sister DJ Sammy JO spinning all night long for you
Plus your hostess NYC "it" girl Harry *
And New York City’s Punk Rock Go Go All Stars (featuring porn stars Owen Hawk and Damon Demarco and more!)
One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse Street @ Chartres Street in the French Quarter) New Orleans, LA
Doors open at 10pm until pretty fucking late Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the week of the event, $35 at the door
Go to www.DNnyc.com or SmartTix to purchase tickets or call 877-238-5596
WEEK FOUR Some nice fresh Fava beans Jasmine rice Prosciutto--about 8 ounces, thinly sliced Medallions of veal--a pound at least Porcini Mushrooms A half pint of heavy whipping cream 1 Cub Scout uniform--size 42 long Five or six bottles of a good chardonnay 1 large bottle Astro-glide
WEEK FIVE Yukon Gold potatoes Heavy whipping cream 6 yards white silk organdy 6 yards pale ivory taffeta At least a case of Chardonnay large tin Crisco
My boy Keo Nozari debuted his first video last week at Therapy and it was too groovy for words. My white ass was lucky enough to be asked to be in it and five bucks to the person who can spot me dahhncing in the background (along with Artemis and DJ Destiny). It will be playing on Logo's New Now Next in the very near future. As I said in the past, I can't say enough good things about Keo -- he's an amazing talent and an incredible person.
Check it out here and tell 2 friends. And so on, and so on, and so on.