Sunday, June 24, 2007

me and dale
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Monday, June 11, 2007

you can stand under my umbrella, eh eh eh

i don't know why i love sundays so much. but i do. here's how it went down yesterday....

i had finished the hard part of creating the promo CD "heal" for out out & about event - ie. actually mixing the cd live, recording it, then using music editing software to "cut" the individual tracks. cause i know how johnbrown loves it so much when i give him one of my mixes and it is one single track. but what i didn't realize is how long it would take to burn all 50 cds. long story short --- i bike to get my car, stop by office depot for supplies, and spend the entire day burning cds and labels, reminding myself along the way that my time and effort will hopefully have an impact on a child in need. Rainbow house really is an important charity.

cut to Shout where after some major technical adjustments i was able to hook my equipment into both the house system as well as the enormous JBLs surrounding the "dj booth". of course i wasn't even close to being set up when a couple of queens working the very last bit of serotonin from memorial day weekend in pensacola were requesting, no demanding that i play "Glamorous", the chris cox remix of "hurt", and the new enrique iglesias "ping pong song". when i replied that i didn't have any of those songs (and not really sad about it one bit), they scowled at me in disgust. i mean really. these guys think that if i don't have the newest Tony Moran big room circuit remix of "insert any tired diva vocalist" then i am not a good dj. whatever. i am sorry if you find out about the hottest new songs by buying the latest Masterbeat cd compilation. yawn.

the party was very well attended, and as per usual, there was a whole slew of beautiful men i have never seen before. equally, there were several out & about regulars, many that i know very well. so well that at one point i looked up only to see 4 guys within a six feet radius of me with whom i have slept with. great.

when the place became real crowded, i caved in and played what they wanted to hear. as someone told me on sunday, "you can't change them". they want to hear kimberley locke, heather headley, and christina. and if i can keep these boys happy, drinking, and spending their money, then that is what i will do.

i managed to throw in some older tracks between the whomped up thunderpuss-double-extended-eleven-minute-big-room-club-house-diva-remixes. and like clockwork, they ate it up. i mean how can you not enjoy hearing a remix of echo and the bunnymen- lips like sugar? on a side note, i might have ended the night with the hot chip remix of amy winehouse - rehab.

flippy and the assistant were kind enough to help transport my equipment back to my condo. and then it we headed over to the assistant's pad for a post Shout recap. jarrett (my bearded date from tuesday) and dori (the love of my life) joined us, and over a few beers, we recounted the night and solved ALL of the worlds problems....... and then there was monday.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

ever since the day we walked away, i don't care who's to blame

yesterday's cookout at Mark and Chris's newly renovated bungalow on Elmwood was much fun. what started out as a housewarming quickly turned into a celebration for several reasons. first, it was both mark and chris's birthdays. and we were also welcoming jeff and his boyfriend craig to town from chicago for a visit. and finally it provided an opportunity to see their new home. after nearly a year of stress, meetings with contractors and architects, and a big chunk of money, they have moved back in to a really beautiful home. i'm not jealous, but i did notice that the master closet is as big as my 700 square foot condo.

burgers and hot dogs were served. as well as a keg of beer which is trouble because you just seem to lose count after about three trips to the tap. an eclectic mix of people gathered to celebrate. and we did. i managed to get a checker cab home just before midnight. now that's respectable.

next up: out & about @ Shout. see you there.
the boys from chicago
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the always handsome Boo
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chris and JB
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me and the birthday boy
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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

this sunday, we are holding our second Out & About event, this time moving back to our original location of Shout. The benefiting charity this month is CHRIS Kids, but more specifically, "The Rainbow Program". I really have taken an interest in this necessary program, that provides a safe and supportive residence for homeless and runaway gay, lesbian,bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Having come out when I was 25 years old, i can only imagine how my parents might have reacted had i been much younger. Sunday also is a warm up to CHRIS Kids
"Premiere Party", which will be taking place at the Georgia Freight Depot the following Sunday. Finishing touches are being made on this month's CD called "Heal", and the first 50 people in the door on sunday will receive one. so come out and support and excellent cause and hear a little good music while you are there.

Out & About - June 10, 2007


1. groove invaderz feat nicole tyler - keep risin (groove invaderz mix)
2. bob sinclar feat gary pines - give a lil love (harlem hustlers vs bob sinclar remix)
3. simply red - stay (grant nelson remix)
4. freemasons feat judy tzuke - vacancies (original mix)
5. dennis christopher - sign your name (soul corporation club mix)
6. disco freaks - take me to the sun (freemasons remix)
7. dj wady and junatik - i want you (hott22 remix)
8. freemasons feat julie thompson - you're not alone now
9. darren hayes - step into the light (moto blanco remix)
10. armand van helden - i want you soul
11. armand van helden - my my my 2006 (stonebridge remix)
12. mika - love today (moto blanco club mix)

Monday, June 04, 2007

keep on jumpin, let your body fly

the weekends are just too short. here's what happened.....

friday night was so beautiful so erik and i went on our own TOGA or Tour of Gay Atlanta ifyouwill. we started with drinks at blake's and left just as the skating rink dj announced that the drag show would be starting soon.

on to amsterdam, or the gay Dave & Buster's as i call it. i just cannot figure out that place, and it is apparent that the owners cannot either. they are trying to cater to everyone, and despite the efforts, they seem to lose everyone. it should be called "pre-heretic" as the place goes from packed to deserted at the midnight hour. so we did as everyone else, we ventured on to the heretic where the music was mediocre at was the crowd.

saturday = on call = time to mix next week's Out & About CD titled "Heal". I am really happy with how it turned out. i plan on posting the mix as well as the tracklisting later in the week.

and then there was sunday. john brown cooked brunch for twelve of us and it was really amazing. my favorite part was the blueberry cobbler with creme fresh. delicious! and a typical sunday ensued. i picked up foreman mid afternoon, and we headed to barry's "summer fest porch party". strangely, i didn't know very many people there, but of course, there were several guys there i would like to know better. on to admire mark and chris's new renovation on elmhurst, and shocker, on to blake's....cause it's on the way home after all. i managed to chat with beardy mcbeardyton that i met only a few days ago. so i flipped the switch and landed a dinner date this week. maybe my 3 month drought is coming to an end.....
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bj and my 7 chins
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bj and jason - "couple of the year"
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the love of my life dori
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the very talented john brown
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me and foreman taking in mark and chris's new bathroom
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