“It’s old-school cabaret with a modern sensibility as the former Advocate editor releases his first album (available Tuesday) and lets his rich baritone soar over a number of familiar standards from artists ranging from Cole Porter to Lady Gaga, many of which get cheeky new arrangements. Check out his cover of Idina Menzel’s marriage equality anthem “Gorgeous” below.”
Scott McPherson wrote this this super-nice, super politically correct review of my show on The Advocate Art Department’s website:
Let me preface this story by saying none of this was not my idea. Yet I’m a sucker for love. And attention.
And I have a really hard time saying no. Which means if you ask me to sing at your wedding and I can clear my not-so-busy schedule, I’m there. Even if it means learning some new tunes and putting my own special spin on them.
OK, I didn’t actually have a fling with porn icon Diesel Washington. But he did fling me around the room. This was during our video interview in August of last year.
The only thing better than being served brunch by porn star Johnny Hazzard is discovering a delicious new cocktail.
Met lots of porn people at last night’s Men magazine party at Isla in West Hollywood — including the adorable Johnny Hazzard, who was nice enough to let me film him doing a shout out for Unzipped.net.
I didn’t make it to my 20-year high school reunion, but I did manage to put my childhood video geekiness to good use by whipping up a little video using the footage I’d taken during my four years at University High School in Normal, Illinois.
Well, sort of.
On Friday, John and I were legally married in our backyard. Yeah, thanks. It was pretty cool.
From Giving ‘Til It Hurts You, 2004. Live at the Split.Id Theater.
NOTE: The video was secretly taken by a crazed fan and later posted on a Finnish website. After being seized by INTERPOL, the tape was deemed unsuitable for public viewing due to its poor sound and picture quality and held in a vault pending legal action.
My attempts to get the L.A. Weekly to see my show were unsuccessful. But thankfully, a gentleman by the name of Barry Goold gave me this sort of nice write-up. I don’t actually know him but I’m grateful he came to the show, which he said was “pretty good.” (As far as my live performances go, it’s my best review to date.)
Props to the Fox Movie Channel for inviting me to do another segment about props — this time for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which just might be the longest movie title ever. Not sure.
“Unfortunately, it’s against union rules to spear your actors for real.”