There is a time in every persons life where they come to a crossroads. At this point, said person is to make a decision as to which road to take. Do you go down the same road you've been traveling on for miles and miles, or do you turn onto a new road?
I have decided to go down a new road - one that takes me in a new direction towards becoming the person I lost somewhere along the way. This decision has been weighing heavy on my mind for months and I think now is as good a time as any to finally accept it and do what's right.
In doing so, I have to shed some of those who have traveled along side me as I've found they're terrible at reading maps. What I really need are people who are good with directions and who also strive to become the person they, too, have lost along the way. When you're all working towards a common goal, it seems a bit more productive, dontcha think?
Change is good. If we get stuck in a rut, we wear ourselves down to shells of who we are.
DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 50 (I Like to kee-yick, streeeeeeh-tch, and kee-yick!)
...I finally get see Miss Tina Turner on stage again showing all the other bitches how it's done. SO EX-CI-TED!!! The last time I saw her was her last tour 8 years ago and it was the best concert I'd ever seen. Seriously.
And it's Tina's 69th birthday today, so the show should be insane...
I have been so flippin' behind in my writing and sharing thoughts with you, gentle reader. I've had a busy-ass weekend with my mother's surprise party and have been dealing with preparations of Thanksgiving at mi casa with my family and friends.
My thoughts on other things:
* Britney's new CD Circus sucks ass, Beyonce's new CD I Am...Sasha Fierce is pretty good (especially Ave Maria) but Grace Jones' new CD Hurricane is flawless. The bitch is back and her sound is a fresh update of her already smooth-meets-cunty sound. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
After four years of broadcasting the wildly popular
nightlife talk radio show DList Radio, East Village Radio has canceled the
show after a scandalous incident on their November 8 show.
The show, a very popular podcast on iTunes hosted by Daniel Nardicio, has been called
“Party Monster meets The View” and the “Gay Howard Stern Show” by the media. Despite all
of this attention, EVR station manager Jorge DoCouto deemed it necessary to
bring Nardicio in to the station and berate him for producing a show the
station considered "inappropriate", "offensive" and
“He was seriously going off the handle about how there was
no line I wouldn’t cross, no offensive thing I wouldn’t say, which is
absolutely untrue. It’s a gay shock jock type show, that’s the format - don’t
they listen to radio?”
During the as-yet un-aired November 8 show, which features
interviews with comedians Booth and Pat, the band The Tigerlillies, Dick
Chibbles the Porn Clown and an interview with Dr Pouset, a French Anthropologist
who studied the similarities between Bonobo Apes and Homos, hosts Daniel
Nardicio and Matt Phillp discussed how enamored Nardicio was with the station’s
sound technician “Joe” and afterwards the show was mysteriously unavailable
“I called the station the next morning to find out where our
show was because it is always on iTunes immediately after we record it live on
Saturday nights,” says Nardicio.“I was told the show had been lost.”
Nardicio and Phillp apologized to “Joe” for the offending
remarks and even offered to take the “offensive” bit out of the show if only
the station would broadcast the November 8 show, but East Village Radio refused.
Nardicio and Phillp then asked several times for East Village Radio to return
the recording of the November 8 show and they not only refused, they reacted by
canceling the show.
DList Radio was featured in the Village Voice’s Best of New
York for 2008 and has recently broadcast interviews with celebrities like Rue
McClanahan, Perez Hilton, Michael Musto, Elijah Wood,Lady Gaga, Alison Moyet, Bruce La Bruce and Fred Schneider - many of whom
EVR were proud enough to advertise on eastvillageradio.com's homepage.
“Based on the station’s support of our celebrity interviews,
our top iTunes rating, the fact that we’re syndicated on other web radio sites
like QNationFM.com in Cleveland and feedback from fans, we're not convinced
we're 'inappropriate', 'offensive' or 'no good',” says co-host Matt
“What confuses me is EVR’s official party line is that
they’re 'community based' and 'East Village' yet when I was dressed down I was
told our show was too much for the 'new' East Village, which caters to women
who moved here to be Carrie Bradshaw rather than do something interesting," says
Nardicio. "EVR is doing exactly what the entire East Village
businesses are doing, they’re trying to make it more like the Meat Packing
District, and our show is directly counter to that movement."
The show, which will be going on the road this fall with
their road version called The Fairy Home Companion will be making an announcement
after Thanksgiving about their exciting new NYC home for the show, which will
be reinvented as a multi-media, live audience event.
“Regardless, we're still doing the show live at Sugarland in
Williamsburg this Friday with Robynne Kaamil, Bianca del Rio and DJ Aaron
Elvis,” Says Nardicio.
proceedings to retrieve the confiscated show are also underway and to help help
us finance this free speech lawsuit you can purchase a“I Fucked EVR’s Joe” at www.theDshop.comstarting this Friday and all our shows are now available at
This is a picture sent to me from my friend Bob Jack in Orange County today. Doesn't seem like such a Magic Kingdom with the sky that horrible color. And, no, this picture was not enhanced or doctored.
Tired of fighting against ignorance, bigotry and injustice.
Tired of having to explain to people that civil rights are being taken away/do not exist/are being threatened from/for/and to gay Americans.
Tired of wondering why it's so hard for people to treat others the way they would like to be treated.
It's not just California that I'm speaking of... I'm talking about Arkansas - a state that banned adoption from all who are unmarried. And gays can't marry in Arkansas, so they definitely can't adopt, right? I'm talking about Arizona and Florida who also banned same-sex marriage adding to the states that already have the ban in place: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, N. Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, S. Dakota, S.Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. I'm tired just reading all those state names.
Fortunately I'm not one who allows others to hold me down, so I'm gonna pick myself up, grab a large Red Bull and go to the streets to fight for the rights I'm entitled. I'm gonna tell the Mormon Church tonight how I feel about them supporting a ban that takes away my rights. Yes, the Mormons, who know all about persecution and yet have no problem implying it on others. In fact, why stop with the Mormon Church? I'm gonna tell this WHOLE COUNTRY that I am tired of being told who I can and cannot love. Aren't we supposed to be a free country? Shouldn't you start the preservation of marriage in your CHURCH rather than your STATE?
Here, once again, is the definition du jour that accurately describes those who voted for or gave money towards passing Prop 8. big·ot Pronunciation:ˈbi-gət Function:noun Etymology: French, hypocrite, bigot Date: 1660
a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices
; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.
My muse came in last night and danced a bit and brightened my evening. 'Twas a very stressful day and and even more stressful hour-plus subway trip BKLYN, so watching him dance turned my frown upside down, so to speak.
Thanks, Mr. O'Newton, for, as the kids say, bringing it.
That being said, I'm now available in the beginning of December if you'd like to hire my funky ass for your party. And by "hire my funky ass" I don't mean I'm offering myself as an escort with hygiene issues.
P.S. Here are my posts from 5 of the past parties in 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, and 2003. Sorry...didn't blog about 2002.
It is with deepest regret that I must end our correspondence seeing as how you've got to go back to reality your home. My deepest sympathy for your loss - I'm sure it's a crushing blow. On a positive note, you can now go back home and take care of your special needs child instead of letting a nanny take care of her - you know, like everyone else who has a special needs child. But I digress.
Thank you for all you've done in this oh-so-close election. You not
only given us many laughs, but you've also given us hope for this
nation. You see, the majority has shown that they want change from the same
selfish, close-minded, unintelligent, dishonest leadership that we've lived under for the past 8 years. Change is good.
Oh, and United/Alaska Airlines Flight 6523 leaves Phoenix International Airport at 6:25am and arrives at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at 3:24pm. Unfortunately is has two stop-overs - one in Los Angeles (woo-hoo!) and Seattle (eh) - and we could only get you a seat in coach, but hey...it's better than Amtrak, right?
Therapy (the bar, not the headshrinker's office) is PACKED with people watching the results. They are boo'ing every time McCain's face is shown and cheering every time they see Obama's face or hear his name mentioned.
I went in to vote in my neighborhood (WeHa - or West Harlem for those who are unawares) this morning and after waiting for 30 minutes, I was told my name was not on the list of registered voters. What could have happened between voting in the primaries to now?, I asked. "Alotta people's names are missing," I was told. I was then informed that I had to fill out an paper ballot or an affidavit and was pointed to the direction where many others were doing the same. Hey! What happened to their registrations...?
Please, please, PLEASE tell me my our votes count.
Oh, and on a positive note, the woman who stood in front of me on line told me that she had lived in the neighborhood for 35 years and had never seen a turnout as big as today's. She then told me that it made her "heart smile" to see her community coming out to make a change.
Let's see to it that we DO NOT make her heart unhappy.
From my event this past weekend: Worked at an amazing private birthday party that was designed by Hal Parent who did an AMAZING job. The design was beautiful, warm, and stunning. He definitely rocked it.
I opened for Samantha Ronson who is not only a really cool girl, but she's talented and seemed very grounded. Lindsay Lohan (who came for support) was also really cool and extremely polite. New respect for the two of them, I must say.
Unfortunately, others did not feel the same way as they were treated like caged animals in a zoo by some of the un-caged animals at the party. Nasty words were hurled at them (as well as other things by some immature asshole) and I, for one, was saddened that people's maturity and respect for others was checked at the door. Just goes to show that money can't buy you class - it's something you're either born with or are raised to have. That's not to say that everyone was like that - there were some who were polite and treated them like the humans they are - the hosts being among them.
To quote Mama Rose: You either have it...or you've had it. DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 73 (see: James Blunt)