Friday, April 23, 2010

KATHY GRIFFIN: OFFICIAL BOOK CLUB SELECTION


I'm a little late getting around to reading Kathy's Official Book Club Selection but hey, I have a lot of blogs to read every day and I've just started Stephen King's Under the Dome and it's big one. (haha..big one)

I really enjoy Kathy's point of view in her humor and have been a fan at least since her Suddenly Susan days. Her love and support of the GLBT community is just a bonus. I thank Bravo for bringing us, in addition to Queer Eye, Top Chef, Project Runway and many others,  Kathy's Life on the D-List and her stand-up specials. This may sound a bit blonde of me, but somehow I missed her publicity tour when the book was released and didn't read any reviews so I was somewhat surprised that this is actually an autobiography.

If you like Kathy then you'll really enjoy this light but insightful telling of her life. She holds nothing back in revealing her body issues, being molested by her brother and her life as a slut. What I especially appreciate learning about Kathy is how driven she was to succeed, how hard she worked to get there and how loving and supportive her parents were of her dreams. Along the way are very candid tales of her associations with other celebrities like Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Brook Shields, Andy Dick and many more. One of the most enjoyable chapters is just a collection of email exchanges between her and Steve Wozniak. This is not a laugh out loud funny telling of her life but it is humorous and gets us closer to Kathy the person and not just the persona we see on stage and tv.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

CYNDI'S NEW ALBUM COVER


Via Pop In Stereo: "Cyndi Lauper has revealed the artwork for her eleventh studio album Memphis Blues. The album will be release on CD and LP June 22, 2010 via Downtown Records."


I'm so excited but I don't understand releasing music on LP's. I know Kenneth in the (212) posted about a resurgence in LP releases but I don't get it. I'm also waiting for the new/proper way to refer to my latest music purchase. Saying, " I just go the new Cyndi download!" just feels awkward to say. Also, is it really Album Artwork (as iTunes lists it in it's Advanced tab) if there isn't actually an album? And who buys cd's any more?

HAPPY 40TH EARTH DAY!



And Mother Nature is showing us who's boss.  Earth Day turns 40 this year and this timeline will remind you of the incredible progress that has been made.  Since 1970, we've seen the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act, all signed into law by a Republican president.  Imagine such a thing today?

Do something green today and every day.
Via Lazy Circles

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ADAM & ANDY by James Asal Jr.

I have been a longtime fan of Adam & Andy, ever since I moved to DC and started reading the Washington Blade. At first I thought it was kinda boring but since is was only a few panels and ran every two weeks, I kept reading. As I got to know the characters I began to recognize and appreciate the simple story of love, companionship and friendship. I think this recent storyline is a perfect example of the kind of relationship and life I hope to have again. Visit them here.

Adam & Andy

The thrillingly mundane adventures of two guys in love.










Monday, April 19, 2010

DID YOU WATCH?



There was a lot of talk about the casting of the new Dr, Matt Smith. I liked him enough and enjoyed the show but I did find the new writing and new directing jarring. I'll continue to watch and expect the show to find its grove. Next week's episode sounds promising.

Episode 2:
THE BEAST BELOW
The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth.

Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II

This is so close to the truth, it's not really funny.
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