The 9th Annual Great Burlesque Exposition 2015 Part 3: The Original Newcomer’s Showcase

Originally published in Burlesque Beat on April 22, 2015. February 22, 2015 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA It warmed up Sunday and I actually got the opportunity to escape the hotels recycled air to check out Cambridge. After a leisurally stroll through Harvard Square, I headed back to the Hyatt for the final night of The Great Burlesque Expo 9, revitalized and ready for more … Continue reading The 9th Annual Great Burlesque Exposition 2015 Part 3: The Original Newcomer’s Showcase

BOSTON ADVENTURES CONTINUED: GREAT BURLESQUE EXPO PART TWO

This post was originally published in Burlesque Beat on April 5, 2015. February 21, 2015 Cambridge Hyatt, Cambridge, MA Snow fell lightly on Cambridge as burlyQ fans gathered in the lobby of the Hyatt’s President’s Ballroom. The Main Event is The Great Burlesque Expo’s annual competition night so it was surprising that it was more inconsistent than Friday night’s Rhinestone Review with some noticeable lulls. … Continue reading BOSTON ADVENTURES CONTINUED: GREAT BURLESQUE EXPO PART TWO

ADVENTURES IN BOSTON: THE GREAT BURLESQUE EXPO OF 2015

Originally Published in Burlesque Beat on March 15th, 2015 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cambridge, MA Six foot snowdrifts? Unyielding snowstorms? Brutal wind chills? Think that’s gonna stop the glitter tribe from attending The 9th Annual Great Burlesque Expo in Cambridge? Hell no. While attendance was lighter than last time I went in 2013, it was far from the sparse crowd I expected. The burlesque performers and … Continue reading ADVENTURES IN BOSTON: THE GREAT BURLESQUE EXPO OF 2015

“DECADENCE” — A LOVE LETTER TO SEATTLE’S BURLY LEGACY”

Originally Published in Burlesque Beat on January 10th, 2015 Re-Bar Seattle, Washington Tears? At a burlesque show? As my wife and I waited outside the Re-Bar, amongst the hundred or so performers and fans for “Decadence – A Raunchy Retrospective of Ten Years in Tease,” I didn’t expect that the show I was about to see would move me to tears. But it happened. Flirty … Continue reading “DECADENCE” — A LOVE LETTER TO SEATTLE’S BURLY LEGACY”

Film: Glorious Imperfection – In A World… (2013) & Francis Ha (2012)

I’ve always been a little jealous of women. When two women connect, they form a connection that’s so deep and intricate it borders on the romantically intimate. Being a man with an admitted “feminine” side, I’ve always connected more with women as friends because women don’t hesitate to get real. Men, meanwhile, keep everything very superficial. Not all men of course, but the overwhelming majority … Continue reading Film: Glorious Imperfection – In A World… (2013) & Francis Ha (2012)

Crass – The Crassical Collection: Penis Envy [1981] and Christ – The Album [1982]

I know I’m late to the game on these re-issues, which came out in 2011, but in establishing my tastes upon this blog, I think it’s important to include Crass a band that, while I don’t listen to their music as much these days, had a profound impact on my life and way of thinking. I recently picked these up at my favorite record store … Continue reading Crass – The Crassical Collection: Penis Envy [1981] and Christ – The Album [1982]

Review: The Mighty Diamonds – Right Time (1976)

I was late to this record. Having discovered reggae via punk rock, I avoided a lot of “roots” reggae of the 70s for many years instead sticking to the ska, rocksteady and skinhead reggae side of the reggae coin. But, as any reggae fanatic out there knows, once you get a taste for Jamaican rhythms, it’s hard to stop. After I’d satiated myself on Trojan … Continue reading Review: The Mighty Diamonds – Right Time (1976)