In the latest installment of gay web-series Go-Go Boy Interrupted, former go-go Danny has to deal with the harsh repercussions that come from gaining internet notoriety on a popular gossip blog.
Watch as Danny continues to struggle with life after go-go, AFTER THE JUMP...
In case you missed it, check out episodes 1 and 2 HERE.
NEW MUSIC: Owen Duff, Sasha Siem, Machines In Heaven, Warning Light, Morning Smoke, Merchandise - LISTEN
New Music, brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, will generally avoid most mainstream music - unless it's particularly deadly - to give new, emerging and fringe artists a chance. Most tracks are available on a Soundcloud playlist, some of them on a Spotify playlist....both of which are embedded at the end of this column.
Owen Duff: Songs from The Falls: Testament of Love
Irish native Owen Duff is a “singer-songwriter-videomaker with a tendency to prioritise unusual chord progressions & extended metaphors over most other things.”
Owen makes highly literate and remarkably well constructed songs influenced by - among many others he mentions - Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, Steve Reich, Charlie Kaufman, Jean Genet, Roman Polanski, Werner Herzog, The Smiths, Sufjan Stevens and David Lynch.
Coming out most obviously from those influences on his latest track "The Magic Mountain" are the classics from Nyro and Mitchell and the experimental artsiness of Sufjan, Lynch, Kaufman, Herzog et al. The track has an incredible warmth to it, wrapped as it is in genius song construction on a mini-epic scale.
There’s more to Duff than meets the eye though, as best evidenced in his work on the soundtrack for last year’s gay-themed movie The Falls: Testament of Love.
Duff’s two offerings from the soundtrack - available on Bandcamp on a name-your-price basis - are beautiful piano-based pieces that fans of Antony and the Johnsons and Michael Nyman’s orchestral/chamber pop work with David McAlmont will adore.
Sasha Siem: My Friend
"My Friend", the latest track by Anglo-Norwegian musician Sasha Siem, comes with some serious pedigree, having been produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist).
Boasting such an impressive background and listing among her influences Jacques Brel, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom, Antonio Vivaldi, PJ Harvey, Florence and the Machine and Leonard Cohen, you come to expect something special from "My Friend" and it delivers in spades.
A beautifully constructed chamber pop piece to a friend on the edge, "My Friend" is starkly unsentimental as well as intimate and heartfelt.
Real artistry making the best use of Siem’s training, "My Friend" will instantly appeal to fans of Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Michael Nyman, Hildur Gudnadottir, Antony and the Johnsons, Zoe Keating and more.
Check out four more acts and some killer playlists, AFTER THE JUMP...
Earlier today, we told you about South Carolina congressional candidate Anthony Culler and his comments labeling gays as "gremlins" and "bullies." Culler also called same-sex marriage a "pestilence." Now, despite the backlash he has received for these remarks, Culler is sticking to his guns, a point he's perhaps trying to underscore by defending his anti-gay views while leaning against a cannon in a new video the Republican posted to Facebook. Culler opens the video with commenting that we are facing the worst "Gremlin outbreak we've seen in 30 years":
I have had all of these bigots calling me a bigot...What we have is that I made a comment that same-sex couples that want to destroy traditional marriage and our way of life--they're gremlins. They're these creatures that are so destructive.
Culler goes on to give a little history about the district he's running to represent, saying,
It's the black district. That's what some people call it...I've got another description for this district. It's the Christian district...The people here...we believe in family. We believe in traditional family. We believe in the way that it's always been. One man, one woman. Government can make up any laws it wants to. It doesn't make it right. Evil is evil. Wrong is wrong...I will stand against every initiative put through for same-sex marriage. I'm absolutely against it.
Watch Culler continue his incendiary hate parade, AFTER THE JUMP...
Last week, actor Shia LaBeouf appeared on Jimmy Kimmel and told an insane story about the night he drank too much last June and ended up in a jail cell after causing a scene at a performance of Cabaret on Broadway and grabbing actor Alan Cumming's butt in the process.
Cumming told Conan O'Brien his side of the story last night and showed some concern for LaBeouf's state of mind. He said that the cast of the show that night was "freaking out because somebody seemed to be a crazy person in the audience", or "a LaBeouf quality to the air" as Conan puts it.
Cumming says that he thinks LaBeouf has "made a good recovery" in the public eye given the craziness of the incident and forgives him also given the fact that he said Cumming is "the sexiest guy he's ever seen."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
The songstress turned in a soulful performance over the weekend of Sam Smith's breakout ballad about one night stands and the modern (gay) man, saying that she loves the smash hit because it's "bluesy" and a real "singer song."
Watch and listen to Kelly's take, AFTER THE JUMP...
Republican candidate for South Carolina's sixth congressional district Anthony P. Culler took to Facebook to voice his displeasure following the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month not to review any of the seven petitions on gay marriage it was considering, a decision that broadly expanded marriage rights in the U.S. for same-sex couples. In Culler's lengthy rant, he bemoaned same-sex marriage as a "pestilence" and called gay people "gremlins" and "bullies":
Same-sex "marriage" is a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family. These people, like my opponent SC-6 Congressman Jim Clyburn who OPENLY supports same-sex "marriage," seek to destroy the traditional family and the values we cherish. [...]
Do not buy the "cuteness" and "What will it hurt?" arguments whispered in your ears and marketed to our children. Same-sex couples that seek to destroy our way of life and the institution of marriage are NOT cute and cuddly but rather (for those of you that are old enough to remember the movie), Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life.
These people are bullies and now that they are winning their true and hateful nature is much easier to see and hear. (Watch the response to this post.)
Do not condone same-sex "marriage" or their self-destructive (they also have a strong tendency for substance abuse), alternate lifestyle. Do not attend the "over the top" and "anything goes" ceremonies or parties that these people revel in. Look away from this scourge on society and condemn it.
However, as The Huffington Post reports, Culler trails Congressman Jim Clyburn, and will likely need "more than spooky slurs to unseat the Democratic incumbent, who has served in the House for more than 20 years."
You can read the full hate-filled post, AFTER THE JUMP...