More music by me and that band Cutie Eyeballs (we’re still looking for a vocalist so just an instrumental demo is up but it is majorly awesome even without vocals) that I’m in are up on my Bandcamp! Click here and go on a journey!
Rarely do I see a good noisey rock band anymore. Usually when I see a band on stage with guitars, drum and bass it’s hardcore or metal or some cross between the two or the never going out of style garage rock.
But last Sunday I saw Taiwan Housing Project and they ruled. Fronted by members of Harry Pussy, The Fells, and Little Claw they created for me the perfect blend of crazed vocals over pounding noisey rhythms.
Dan Savage writes an excellent sexual advice column for Seattle’s weekly The Stranger and this week he ran a bunch of letters from men who like to wear dresses and I felt compelled to to say one thing that I felt he left out of his column.
It is okay for a man to wear a dress.
A bunch of the letters seem to be pleas for acceptance from Mr. Savage which he seems to ignore in favor of his own favorite subjects. This is fine but I wanted to address that issue. It is okay for a man to wear a dress. It is okay for anybody to wear a dress. Clothing has no gender, it is just drapery we use to protect and decorate ourselves. There is nothing wrong with being born with a penis and wearing a dress. Society, your friends, your family, even your partner may belittle you for this but they are all wrong. It is okay to wear a dress and feel pretty or confident or whatever you need to get through your day.
I believe that this is important and it had to be said but of course, I’m a dude who likes to wear dresses so take from this what you may.
This has been a rough year for me personally so if you see me on the street give me a smile or a “Hey!” or if you know me well, give me a hug, I need one of those these days.
On to business….My tour manager Lisa Matthews has two shows this month. They’ll be her last till late fall or when Josh Taylor asks her to play again. Each show is listed in the Show tab and each should be good.
The first is at the Larimer Lounge. Its a LGBTQ rock show, something I think is extremely cool. Techno is fun and everything but its dominance at every LGBTQ event or bar is annoying. Some of us like other stuff so I’m glad this is happening. It’s on Sunday, June 18 from 2PM to 12AM.
The next is a show at the Mutiny Information Cafe with the touring band Gaythiest. It should be fun and Lisa has told me she has a crazy show planned for this one so if you want to see her but only have one opportunity, this is the show to go to. Special guests in her set, Born Dumb.
Anyways, go to Lisa’s shows! They’ll be great! And if you see me, be nice things have been hard and I’m sick of being beaten down by life.
My booking agent, Lisa Matthews will be playing two special shows this summer one at a ‘ask a punk’ location on May 22 with Shannon Ley from L.A., Midgut (denver) and Midwife (denver). The other show is at the Mutiny Information Cafe on June 27 with the touring band, Gaytheist from Portland, Oregon.
These will be her only shows this summer so don’t miss your opportunity!!!