Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Barry works at the local sewerage plant. He hides that from casual acquaintances. He jokes about having what many would consider a "shitty" job. After working with the "end products" of life, he returns to his home which is decorated with religious and cultural art. In this clip, he explains to an initially-confused Randy Wicker that his dead goldfish follow him to work. He's happy that everyone has to use the bathroom. Each time we flush our toilet, we create work for him. ( He is a nephew of the legendary transgender pioneer Marsha P. Johnson. ) Great humor and a real zest for life runs in the family. ENJOY!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
DIRTY DANCING: THANKSGIVING IN ELIZABETH, N.J.
Marsha P. Johnson is a legendary transgender activist. She threw the first shoe at the police at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Bar in 1969. When "respectable" gay pride march organizers decided to ban drag queens from the annual NYC Gay Pride Parade in the late 1970s, Marsha, Sylvia Rivera and a few others simply marched a half block ahead of the main march, appearing as if they were "leading" the entire parade. Marsha P. Johnson was the mother of my extended gay family from 1980 until 1992 when she was found dead, floating in the Hudson River at the foot of Christopher Street--an apparent victim of a hate crime. Through Marsha (given name: "Malcolm Michaels') I met, got to know and came to love her sister, Norma, (heavy woman glimpsed during this video). With all my loved ones dead from AIDS and my biological family scattered far away, Norma (Marsha's sister) & the Michaels family became the place I would always go on Thanksgiving. They all really know how to live life to the fullest & have a good time. This year the party was more fun than ever! If you get a kick out of this, wait till you see my next installment: "SEWERAGE MAN: Your business is my business" :-)
Saturday, November 25, 2006
CAT RESCUE: "City Critters" In Action !
City Critters enable people to "foster parent" cats and dogs, take them into their homes temporarily until a permanent home can be found. Randy Wicker talks to Marsha, a City Critter veteran volunteer, about the group's unique approach for finding homes for needy animals. This is a way for those unable (or unwilling) to fully adopt an animal to bring a pet into their lives.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
FUSE (The Music Channel) FOREVER !!
FUSE is the greatest cable music station today. Here is a virtually-unedited snapshot of their headquarters just opposite Madison Square Garden & Penn Station in NYC, the world's most fabulous city! Eat your heart out and dream of coming and living in the Big Apple!!!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
GAY FAIR BY MISTAKE
The "True Church of Jesus" sets up at different street fairs every weekend all summer long. In June of 2005, they paid $50 to set up at the "Christopher Street Fair" unaware that it was the annual Gay Pride Fair and homosexuals were still furious at the Republicani Party for makiing Gay Marriage "the issue" in the 2004 campaign. In this interview, the spokesperson for the Taiwan -based "True Church of Jesus" talks with Randy Wicker about his experiences and impressions there.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
VOGUE UMBRELLA FACE-OFF (Street Fair Project)
Clashing egos are a voguing "call to arms" and wouldn't you know they'd whip out their umbrellas! ! Enjoy this real-life vogue face-off captured on Exhange Place in Jersey City, N.J., August 2006.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
GAY ASIAN MUSIC VIDEO COMMENTARY & COMPETION
This video contrasts two versions of a popular Asian song done by two different pairs of Asian males on the Internet, one famous and the other unknown. Have a laugh and make your own judgment. Please rate and leave a comment.