Friday, April 28, 2006

Collecting Divas

Seems every gay man has a list of women he worships. Bigger than life, louder than words, ageless and timeless icons that men who like men fantasize about being like or are convinced that they would jump teams to tag ( or be tagged by).
Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, and Bette Midler are but a few. There are many. Most of them are ancient. And I am unimpressed with most.
Isn't this a great photo of Pink? C'mon! Anyways...

I want my own. I am in search of my own personal list of women who I am willing to put on a pedestal and revere. I adopted one just a few years ago: Margaret Cho. This comic devastates me. She can make me laugh and on a turn of a dime, break my heart.

You'll find a link to her blog there. Read it and have your mind blown.
Another heroine of mine is Amanda Palmer of the band The Dresden Dolls.
I put a link to her blog over in my "Links - Music" section on the right. I dare you to read it and NOT fall in love.
Their new album is out and it's called "Yes, Virginia" and it is what music is supposed to be: emotional, provocative, layered Art (capital "A"). They call it "Punk Caberet". I call it delicious.
Thank me later.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


I have been impressed with the blogs I have been reading. I'm stunned at the thoughtful content some people are putting out. I thought I would give this a shot. If I fail, I'll survive. I will have tried.