Monday, November 09, 2009

Post number 1345

The other day Dan came over for dinner and as the boys were preparing a pasta extravaganza, I put on the disc I'm in love with right now. Seriously, I cannot stop playing it I am so addicted. It was nominated for a grammy so there must be others like me but it just seemed to perturb the boys. Change it they screamed. Okay fine, I'm not one of those who foists my music on others so I asked if they wanted some faggy music. (I can say it, but unless you're a member, don't.) So I scrolled through the songs until I got to Babs and selected "I'm the Greatest Star" from the Funny Girl soundtrack and then touched the Genius button on the ipod. OMG it was one gay anthem after another. KD Lang, Allison Moyet, Celine Dion, Madonna, Carole King, Swing Out Sister, Scissor Sisters, Kelly Clarkson, Gloria Gaynor, Annie Lennox and George Michael. There were also a few showtunes sprinkled in from Hair, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. It was so great I saved the playlist and named it homolicious.

We've rented a few films this week. We couldn't get through the Mummy even though the box claimed it was the best of the series. The special effects were pretty good but the script was insufferable so off it went. Monsters vs Aliens on the other hand, was quite the treat. We watched that one twice. We were gonna rent Kill Bill 2 but Serge nixed that. Apparently he really didn't like the first. Perhaps we'll never see it.

On Saturday afternoon, we went to see Bent. It was quite good but not the most uplifting setting since it takes place in Nazi concentration camps. We sat in the front row and could see though luckily never feel the spittle from the actors lips. I used to go to the theater more when I lived in California but there's plenty of it here too, in both languages. It's going on next year's goals list. See at least 5 plays. Anyway, the show is on for another week, so you've still got time to catch this play at an intimate theater on the plateau. Happy Monday peeps!


Rox said...

I have a lot of homoliscious music on my iPod too, apparently! I should have honorary status. :)

I've been watching nothing but comedies lately. Lame, juvenille comedies geared to 12 year old boys.

Birdie said...

Wait, where's the gratuitous Georgie pic?

Yeah, the writing for "The Mummy" was the equivalent of middle-school English papers. Actually, most of those were better. I used to grade them. But any chance to see Brendan Fraser without a shirt gets my vote.

Lemuel said...

I love the name of your playlist!

GayProf said...

I have a comparable resolution about going to Decaying Urban Center to also see more theater (and just generally get out of Midwestern Funky Town).

Anonymous said...

Here's one of my genius playlists based on the song "Let me Show Ya" by Jazzanova.

"Take Five" by Dave Brubec
"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra
"Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday
"I Put a Spell on You" by Nina Simone
"Sun Goddess" by Ramsey Lewis
"Reach for It" by George Duke
"Rio" by Jonathan Butler
"Return to Paradise" by Shirley Horn
"L'arc en ciel de miles" by Incognito
"What's A Telephone Bill? by Bootsy Collins
"Living For the City" by Ramsey Lewis
"Never Satisfied" by Michael Franks
"I Get A Kikc Out Of You" by Frank Sinatra
"Runaway Child" by Groove Collective
"After All" by Al Jarreau
"Dukey Stick" by George Duke
"Don't Explain" by Billie Holiday
"Clouds" by Cannonball Adderley
"Wild and Peaceful" by Incognito
"Look Up!" by Patrice Rushen
"Rain Forest" by Paul Hardcaste
"All The Things You Are" by Dave Brubeck.

Yes, a very pronounced jazz influence on that one.

Of course there are other genius ones like one based on Cameo's "Candy", or based on Raheem DeVaughn's "Love Drug"

anne marie in philly said...

I second lemuel!

and birdie too...WHERE is my daily georgie?

that's J-O-S-H said...

Kelly Clarkson! But where's the P!nk & Lady GaGogglez trackz and the obligatory inclusion of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going?!"

Blobby said...

faggy music? have you been looking at my collection?

I mean - I don't own any Barbara, or Celine, or Cher or Gloria Gaynor, but the rest, I might be guilty of.

Phronk said...

Uh oh, I listen to a lot of that music. I hope it doesn't make me catch teh gay.

(I was going to say "catch the H0M0 flu", but that could be offensive)

Rebekah said...

So, if you came to London, you could see some great shows. Just sayin'

A Bear in the Woods said...

Bent is a great play, and Los Amigos Invisibles are fabulous!Are you sure they're not queer?