Wednesday, July 1, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBBIE HARRY.

Rock goddess Deborah Harry turns 70 today!! The legend started off as a go-go girl, a folk singer, a Playboy Bunny, a pixie-punk in the 70s, became a movie star in the 80s and has kept on rocking it with her band Blondie through today. Her voice got us hooked on classics like Hangin' On The Telephone, Heart of Glass, Call Me and Maria and her unique sense of fashion has influenced every generation since she first shook her blond tresses for the masses. There is nothing quite like her. Here are some of her and Blondie's biggest and best. Enjoy!!!

HUMPDAY SEXY SONG: I WANT YOU - MADONNA (FT. MASSIVE ATTACK)

Madonna was approached by Massive Attack to record a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic I Want You for the Gaye tribute album Inner City Blues at the suggestion of producer Nellee Hooper who had just worked with Madonna on her Bedtime Stories album. Madonna recorded her vocals in New York and Massive Attack produced the song. Originally intended to be released as a single, Motown, Gaye's label, and Madonna's record label could not come to an agreement, so I Want You was never officially released as a single. It did, however, appear on Madonna's compilation album Something To Remember and the video she made for it, inspired by the Dorothy Parker story A Telephone Call, was played heavily on VH1 and MTV. A lush, orchestrated version appears on Something To Remember as well as this absolutely gorgeous, trip-hop version. This is truly one of Madonna's sexiest, best vocal performances IMO. Here is I Want You. Hump a Gaye.

Friday, June 26, 2015

MADONNA FRIDAY: 5 MORE VIDEOS THAT MADE MADONNA A GAY ICON

Last week I gave you five videos that, IMO, helped make Madonna THE gay icon of a generation. Here are five more that certainly didn't hurt that effort. It's Pride Weekend here in NYC and you can bet your best bottom that Madonna will be blasting from video screens and speakers all around the City. From her dance moves to her outfits, Madonna slays her gays with every move. Enjoy these five videos and try not to gag too much. HAPPY PRIDE!!

SCOTUS RULES IN FAVOR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY!!!!


"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. ... [The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BETTE MIDLER IN THE 80s

I'M SEEING BETTE MIDLER IN CONCERT TONIGHT!!!! It's my first time seeing her live. ANYHOOO....Bette Midler won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1973, but many would argue her greatest success didn't come until the 1980s when she was an untouchable film and recording superstar. Starting with The Rose, which hit #3 on the Hot 100 in 1980, Bette's recording career took off. It was her first top 10 hit since 1973's Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and her performance in the film as a hard living rock icon earned her her first Oscar nomination. She followed up with a concert film, Divine Madness, which kept her in the public eye and on the charts. Bette's 1983 No Frills album had her in a more new wave/rock format featured her excellent cover of The Rolling Stone's Beast of Burden. Of course her biggest successes were yet to come. Her star continued to rise in films like Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Big Business. With the release of the film and soundtrack to Beaches, Bette was on top of the world. Her rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings hit #1 on the Hot 100, earned a Grammy for Song of the Year and the album sold over 3 million copies in the US alone. Her continued success proves there is no doubt Bette is a Hollywood, entertainment legend and her work during the 80s is a big part of that. Here are some of The Divine Ms. M's best from the era.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HUMPDAY SEXY SONG: RIO - DURAN DURAN

One of the sexiest videos/songs to come out of the 80s, Duran Duran were video superstars already by the time Rio came out. In a very short time, the Brits were able to establish themselves in the medium with striking videos like Girls On Film, Planet Earth and Hungry Like the Wolf. Rio upped the ante by taking it to the beach, adding models and putting frontman Simon Le Bon in a teenie-weenie speedo. YAAAAS, QUEEN!! The result is slick, sleek and sexy as hell and epitomized 80s glamour. Enjoy the even objectification of women and Simon's package with today's Humpaday Sexy Song, Rio.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TOVE LO IS ALL ABOUT LOVE IN THE NEW VIDEO FOR 'TIMEBOMB'

YAAAAS!!! Love this chick and this song. The video for Tove Lo's new single, Timebomb, is beautiful. The girl is all about the love.....ALL LOVE. The third single from her excellent Queen of the Clouds album comes out just in time for Pride Week here in NYC and it shows that no matter who you are, where you are form or what you are going through there is someone out there who loves you. Here is Timebomb. Watch and love.

THE #1 SONG 31 YEARS AGO TODAY WAS....

...The Reflex by Duran Duran. Seems appropriate that the boys from DD would have out one of the hottest new songs in the world RIGHT NOW with Pressure Off (see HERE) featuring production by Nile Rodgers and as we take a look back in history we see they were already funky AF with their 1984 #1 single The Reflex, which became most popular in its remix form done by Nile RodgersIt marked the first time the band had worked with Rodgers. The third and final single from their moster 1983 album Seven and The Ragged Tiger, The Reflex became Duran Duran's most successful single ever, topping the charts in both the US and the UK and hitting #1 in many other territories. The song is just like the band: sleek, sexy and timeless. Enjoy the #1 song from 31 years ago today, The Reflex.

NEW VIDEO: ALASKA - THIS IS MY HAIR

"Pay no attention to the lace on my forehead". Alaska Thunderfuck officially released her debut album, Anus, today along with her latest video creation, This Is My Hair. Part Donatella, part some-French-bitch, all drag diva, Alaska brings us her ode to her absolutely real hair that is on her head all day and all night, y'all!!! Looking amazing and being hilarious is Alaska's MO, and This Is My Hair brings both of those things like a motherfu**er. Here is This Is My Hair. Get Anus on iTunes NOW!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

NEW JANET JACKSON: NO SLEEEP

JANET IS BACK!!! Janet Jackson posted a hot slow jam titled No Sleep on youtube today and it is classic, sexy Janet. No Sleeep (yes, 3 "e"s) is reminiscent of Janet's Velvet Rope album with it's quiet, intimate sexiness and sweet harmonies. It also marks a comeback not just for Janet but also for longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who produced all of Jackson's biggest hits. Janet's album is due this fall. Listen and enjoy.

HAPPY MONDAY SONG: I'LL TUMBLE 4 YA - CULTURE CLUB

It's the final week of Pride 2015, and Pride Week here in NYC so get ready for some out and proud pop this week on the blog. To kick things off on this Happy Monday is Boy George and Culture Club with I'll Tumble 4 Ya. Released in the summer of 1982 and reaching #9 on the US Hot 100, I'll Tumble 4 Ya is one of the happiest, energetic songs from Boy and the band ever. The video is a hoot too!! Set on a stage, the band does some fancy footwork and look for a young Naomi Campbell in the line up of tap dancing little girls. Anyhoo, here is the song to put some pep in your step this Monday, I'll Tumble 4 Ya!

Friday, June 19, 2015

DURAN DURAN'S NEW SINGLE 'PRESSURE OFF' IS HOT!!

Wait no longer!! Here is Duran Duran's new song ft. Janelle Monae Pressure Off! This song is GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! From what I'm seeing the single should be available later today in the US and UK on Amazon Digital Download.

MADONNA FRIDAY: 5 VIDEOS THAT MADE MADONNA A GAY ICON

Since Pride Month is in full swing, I thought I'd make this Madonna Friday even a little gayer. There are countless reasons why Madonna is a gay icon: activism, philanthropy, fashion, music, humor. Perhaps one of the most important is her use of music videos. There is no denying that Madonna is the Queen of Pop and one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the history of music videos. While there are many more that could be added to this list, these are five videos that I have cemented Madonna's place in the hearts of her gay fans. Naked boys, leather play, man servants, fashion and vogue'ing: What more do you want, queen? We'd all still be gay without Madonna, but we wouldn't be as good at it. Watch below and HAPPY PRIDE 2015!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

HILARY DUFF PERFORMS ACOUSTIC VERSION OF 'TATTOO' FROM NEW ALBUM IN HER BACKYARD

Lovely!! Hilary Duff has an amazing new album out, Breathe In. Breathe Out. That's the name of the album, not a Lamaze tutorial. You can read my review HERE. Anyway, Tattoo is one of the many excellent songs on the album and it's co-written by Ed Sheeren. The album version is little rockier than this take, but this is quite lovely and shows that Hilary isn't afraid to strip it down a little. Get Breathe In. Breathe Out. now!


OFFICIAL FULL LENGTH VIDEO FOR 'BITCH, I'M MADONNA'

I told you I was going to wait until it was ready and available, y'all!! Ha. Madonna's third single from her amazing Rebel Heart album now has its video, Bitch, I'm Madonna. And she IS Madonna all up in this bitch. Filmed at The Standard in NYC (you know, where Solange beat up Jay-Z), the video is a hazy party blur with cameos by Rita Ora, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and more. LOVE IT!!!! Look for her sons Rocco and David dancing their little butts off too. Here it is, Bitch, I'm Madonna. If you haven't bought Rebel Heart yet you are a terrible human being. Fix that.