This summer I experienced something of a nightlife renaissance, clocking in more last-ones-at-the-bar/take-a-car-service-home-at-4AM kind of nights than when I was a fake-ID toting nineteen year old who thought Gloss Thursdays @ Meow Mix was the best party ever (it was).
After what I feel like has been a long dry spell of parties with good, queer dancing (how many more times could we really try and dance when DJ BK Brewster played Footloose at Cattyshack?), in the past year, mixed queer parties that boast incredible DJs have been popping up everywhere.
(rumours party image via marisa suarez-orozco)
I interviewed DJ Tikka Masala about That’s My Jam, and DJ Marimacha of the recently minted Rumours for The Queerist for the skinny on how these rad queer dance parties came. You can check out the piece here. And hopefully, once the GREs are said and done (…so….close) I can go out and shake a tail feather til the wee hours, and bask in this queer party movement.
the above is totally a) my living room b) my friend mal and c) me.
please insert any and all self-conscious remarks about appearing in a vlog here. blogging and writing are one thing, but it was whole new territory to conduct an interview on video in my living room. always up for an adventure, though, i agreed to interview my friend mal blum for the queerist, an awesome queer events and culture site/blog. it was terrific to be able to take general conversations that i have with friends about queer music and marketing and creativity, and then publish it in a more public way.
the print piece you can read here, and also peruse more of the queerist. (where was the rad queer online calendar when i was growing up?)
This Friday, October 9th, at 8PM I’ll be taking a much needed break from the land of manuscripts and flashcards to read poetry as part of No, Dear magazine’s Best Of gathering, which is being hosted by SuperMachine at Outpost in Brooklyn.
The above is an illustrated submission form for Super Machine Poetry. Like No Dear (but perhaps not hand sewn), they’re a relatively new Brooklyn poetry venture. Bestill my homemade poetry heart.
Post-reading I will be high-tailing it to the city to catch MEN and The Gossip at Terminal 5. As Mal Blum recently pointed out to me, I have the social life of a queer countess.
I haven’t yet seen the film adaptation of Sapphire’s novel Push, but based on this interview in New York mag this week, Gabby Sidibe is my new favorite actress.