gaysocialites.blog summer campaign takes jab at site's own staff!
SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION
The gaysocialites.blog summer campaign debuted this week in Odyessy Magazine, and as you can tell - we're not taking it all too seriously.
The first ad in the series takes a stab at me, even though I'm the boss. That's the complete advertisement above. Our promotions department pulled quotes from several different media outlets all quoting on my abilities, looks or lack-thereof.
It is important that our visitors understand that we can laugh at ourselves just as much as we can laugh about everyone else!
Wynter Gordon performing live in Manhattan this weekend
Regular readers, friends and fellow socialites know I fell in love with a David Guetta song last summer ("When Love Takes Over" featuring Kelly Rowland), and I might do the same this summer.
Check out Wynter Gordon's "Dirty Talk" featuring David Guetta!
I know you've heard "Dirty Talk" if you've been clubbing in Manhattan. Now, here's your chance to see Wynter perform it live.
On Saturday night at Rush in Manhattan, Wynter Gordon will perform "Dirty Talk" as a part of the weekly Drama Saturday's party with BoiParty.blog and DJ Steve Sidewalk. Check out the Facebook invite for more information!
Countess Luann performs her second single live [video]
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
On last Thursday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live" on Bravo, Countess Luann deLesseps performed her upcoming single "Chic, C'est la Vie".
Countess Luann told host Andy Cohen that the song wasn't finished yet, and that the performance in this video above is just a taste of her second track off her upcoming album.
I actually like it. I think it would sound fierce on a loud speaker at 2am while the dance floor is bumpin' and the lights are going into over time. It would also make a good fashion week track. I'm not a huge fan of the Countess, but you gotta give credit where credit is due.
I heard... gossip about recording artists Dina Marie, Kim Zolciak and Countess Luann
I HEARD... Dina Marie has joined the team at Manhattan's newly gay, Elevate NYC. Dina says she'll be producing a series of weekly parties for members of the transgendered community (and those whole admire them) as well as a monthly event that she's a little more tight lipped about. If you remember her Circus and Blow Pop parties from last year, then you know what this nightlife-personality-turned-recording-artist is capable of pulling out of her weave! Let's just say girl knows how to party.
I also HEARD... some of Dina Marie's singles that will be dropping later this year, and it looks like her parties aren't the only hits she's producing! If you know Dina, you know you can expect a lot from any venture she undergoes. Her debut album is no different. Dina has been in the studio for the first few months of the year and even attended the Winter Music Conference in Miami to get the buzz started. Get ready, because Dina Marie's tracks are going to blow your socks off!
I also HEARD... everyone's favorite train wreck, Kim Zolciak of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has been talking lots of smack about her New York counterpart - Countess Luanna deLesseps after she ventured into Zolciak's territory and recorded her own song! "I don't like it," Kim has repetitively told anyone who will listen when referring to Luann's first single. "I admire what she's doing though," Zolciak added. Luann doesn't seem to care saying that people who don't like the song don't have to download it from iTunes. The Countess evidently also has a record deal with Ultra Records while Zolciak is evidently working on her second single due out later this year.
[Editor's Note: In last week's edition of "I HEARD...", Dave Beatty says I evidently heard something wrong; and he has asked us to fix it. Beatty may be out at Rush, but he evidently still owns his shares in the club while a deal is being brokered between he and the primary owners.]
Lil Wayne is in Rikers Island finally after two delays in going to jail. First his sentencing was delayed so he could have surgery on his diamond grill and then the courthouse caught on fire so he got another week of freedom. Wayne is going to serve a year for a gun charge.
My name is Charissa, but I am probably better known as DJRAP.
Now before you think I play hip hop, I got stuck with this name. Back in the day (way way back), I was the first DJ to ever drop hip hop beats under house tracks and the name stuck. I was also the first girl in the world of electronica to dj, produce, own a label, (I now own 2 PROPA TALENT and IMPROPA TALENT) sign a major deal with SONY and most importantly get paid the same as the boys and play in arena where chicks were not allowed and viewed mainly as eye candy.
You could say I shattered that old glass ceiling my darlings. So I set up this blog for all of you in language you all could understand.
'So you wanna be a dj" is a guide to what you need to learn, what it's really like and how to handle yourself in the this profession you have chosen. Of course this is just an opinion and they are like assholes everybody has one but I do hope this helps you if this is your dream.
I am with you every step of the way and if you need more you can alway go to www.djrap.blog, there's all types of music, videos and downloads!
Ciao LUV &BASS
You can check out DJRAP's first "So You Wanna Be a DJ" after the break. She's publish a new column every Monday as a part of our Music Monday series.
Interesting Bonnaroo 2010 line-up announcement (or lack there of) with financing options
If you're looking for a rundown of groups committed to the Bonnaroo 2010 line-up. then it might take a while. That's because Bonnaroo is leaving it up to each individual performer to make the announcement on their own.
Bands like Weezer, Flaming Lips, and The Dave Matthews Band started announcing Tuesday that they will be performing 2010 festival. For the rest of the list, you're on your own. From someone who splits their career as a marketing adviser, I think this is a horrible move. From what I understand though, there is a cult-like following for Bonnaroo. That probably means many of the festival goers would by tickets even if they didn't know who was on the line-up before they arrive.
If you aren't familiar with Bonnaroo, its a Woodstock-eque series of concerts held from June 10-13, 2010 on a 700-acre farm near my homeland in Manchester, Tennessee.
Tickets are on sale now, and they're even offering a payment plan in hard times. A limited number of general admission tickets are available at $234.50 plus fees. If you're looking at airline prices, you'll probably need to fly into either Chattanooga or Nashville as Manchester is located between the two cities.
Music Monday: Whore's Mascara "Monogamous" [video]
As you know we're in love with New York favorite, Whore's Mascara, over here at gaysocialites.blog!
Since we first introduced you to this mindblowing trio, Whore's Mascara and the video for their song "Monogamous" have been everywhere!
It is currently playing on MTVmusic.blog, Spike TV, Fuse and Fuse On Demand. We're also told that LOGO's NewNowNext Poplab will be featuring the whores later this month!
If you're falling for Whore's Mascara and "Monogamous" like I am, then you always download it on iTunes!
Whore's Mascara is pleased to announce that our "Monogamous" video is premiering on MTV LOGO's NewNowNext PopLab this month! The video is also currently playing on MTVmusic.blog, Spike TV, Fuse.tv and Fuse On Demand (as the winner of this month's Unsigned Artists Competition).
Dope!! Polaroid announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Lady Gaga, who will serve as creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid Imaging products. The partnership brings together one of the world’s most iconic brands with today’s fastest rising musical artist and cultural trend setter, known for her string of smash global hits, her fashion forward design aesthetic (including her headphones, Heartbeats, part of the Beats by Dr. Dre family) and her exceptionally close connection with her fans.
Lady Gaga made a special appearance at the Polaroid booth at yesterday's 2010 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas to talk about her new creative and business relationship with the Polaroid brand.
"I am so proud to announce my new partnership with Polaroid as the creative director and inventor of specialty projects,” said Lady Gaga. “The Haus of Gaga has been developing prototypes in the vein of fashion/technology/photography innovation--blending the iconic history of Polaroid and instant film with the digital era--and we are excited to collaborate on these ventures with the Polaroid brand. Lifestyle, music, art, fashion: I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer, and to as my father puts it--finally, have a real job."
New products by Polaroid and Lady Gaga are to hit retail shelves starting in late 2010.
Lady Gaga is finishing up her Fame Ball tour, and her hit song Bad Romance became her 5th #1 single.
“I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand.” - Sade Adu
After a decade of waiting, it's finally here! Epic Records is proud and honored to announce the release of'Soldier of Love', the highly anticipated new body of work fromSade.'Soldier of Love'isSade'sfirst official studio album since the multi-platinum release of'Lovers Rock'in 2000. The album will be available everywhere on February 9th!
Peter Rauhofer takes over M2 on Christmas weekend [video]
On Saturday night, Star 69 duo Peter Rauhofer and Offer Nissim took over M2 (the former Crobar space) and meshed the gays and the straights together for one night of maddness.
Here is some video of the passing of the torch as Rauhofer took over for Nissim.
You know I love a good intro, and there's nothing like Ra-Ra-Rauhofer! The screams at the sound of Peter's intro say it all. That's the moment everyone had been waiting for all night long! You'd never know it was 5am! Only in New York, and only for Rauhofer
At the end of each year, I go around asking DJ, musicians, radio personalities and nightlife professionals one question: "what was thesongoftheyear?"
This year was no different, and the responses for 2009 were somewhat consistent to four song across the board from just about everyone I asked. That's why I'm doing something a little different this year.
Here is my unedited set from my boy DJ Uch's Radio Show a few months ago. Its all house music and features tracks from DJ Chus, DJ Boris, Alan-T and more. I hope you enjoy it, theres a lot more coming from me in the new year.
KING RALPHY DJMIX OCT09 (house) by KING RALPHY Find more music from me at my SoundCloud page.
If I would have known he was this sexy, I would have started sucking up to DJ Serge Devant a long time ago!
DJ Serge Devant is a part of the huge Believe in Afterhours party at M2 (formerly Crobar) in New York City on New Year's Eve hosted by Area Event, King Ralphy and gaysocialites.blog.
About Serge Devant:
When you're sitting as number 81 in the world (Dj Magazine) and personally hand picked to share the stage with the worlds top DJs , including being tagged by DJ Tiesto himself to open and close for him in NYC, you've got something. Now armed with his new residency at M2/ Crobar, what he has is your attention.
Hear him perform and you will witness a skillful exhibition from one of the most promising young talents in the electronic industry today.
You've got that chance to experience Serge live on New Year's Eve in Manhattan. He'll be in the Pink Elephant room at M2 Afterhours with Boris on the main floor.
Get tickets for New Year's Eve, read more about Serge Devant and listen to some of his mixes here.
Chevonne is a good friend of mine and she said "filming the video was a crazy, sexy, fun time and hope everyone gets a good laugh about it, we actually did get drunk."
You can see Chevonne at the pill awards in nyc next week, and download her ep on itunes "Unwrap Me" Chevonne also said her next ep will be full of " Summer Dance Tracks" and is due out in late February early March."
Kim Zolciak performs "Tardy for the Party" at Splash in NYC [video]:
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Earlier this month, Kim Zolciak of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame performed her debut single, "Tardy for the Party" at Splash. Here's video of Kim's entire performance in case you missed it.
Zolciak's performance basically shut down BoiParty.blog's Campus Thursday party, but no one seems to be complaining. Promoters say there were 2,500 people there to watch Zolciak's performance, and I wouldn't argue too much. The place was packed!
Zolciak is not the best live performer (to say the least), but you can tell that someone coached her. She mumbled her song over a backing track and hid in the darkness when she forgot the words. She also stayed away from the media section when she was mumbling and only came to our side of the stage when she wasn't expected to be singing.
Kim even spilled the beans in front of the primarily gay crowd that she might be switching teams. Rumor has it Zolciak has gotten really close with lesbian DJ, Tracy Young. Can you say big mama?
"The Gay Pimp" Jonny McGovern does it again! It's finally here, the ultimate ode to the bottoms!
This new raunchy single from the master himself, Jonny McGovern teams with his Team Pimp (ErikaToure Aviance, Linda James, Adam Joseph, and Maxi J) is what you'll need to get your day going (as long as your on Craigslist).
You can currently download "Bossy Bottom" on iTunes.
This hot track was brought to you by Francis Legge and Jonny McGovern along with Ryan Hannigan (effects and backgrounds). The lighting is credited to Dick Mitchell; and the song was written by Jonny McGovern, Linda James, and Adam Joseph.
Get a sneak peak at "Kylie Live in New York" Friday night
In case you haven't heard, Kylie Minogue is releasing "Kylie Live in New York," a live recording of one of her Manhattan shows earlier this year. The GaySocialites were in the audience the night of the recording, but in case you weren't - you can get a sneak peak tonight on Kylie's YouTube channel.
"Kylie Live in New York" is a recording of the final performance on Minogue's US tour earlier this year.
The full version will be released on Monday, December 14th on iTunes. This is a digital release only, so you'll have to get it online.
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert appeared on The View this morning in a pre-recorded interview and performance.
During his interview, Lambert basically said the same ole' same ole'. While he didn't seem apologetic for his behavior during this AMA performance that led to the cancellation of all live performances on ABC, Lambert had the women of The View agreeing that there should be bigger things for people to worry about.
The co-hosts seemed to want to some fire during Lambert's performance, but they got a watered down version of "Whataya Want From Me":
Lambert also admitted that while he is a sexual person, this isn't how he wanted to get started with his professional career.
Alicia Keys to air AIDS day benefit concert LIVE online
Alicia Keys is streaming her concert live tonight on the web in honor of World AIDS Day.
The concert will stream live from the Nokia Theatre in New York City beginning via Keys' YouTube channel.
Alicia Keys is a co-founder and the global ambassador for Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families in Africa and India whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
Did Adam Lambert really get peed on by a trick in public at the Box in NYC?
NIGHTLIFE RUMOR CONTROL
Rumors are flying after Adam Lambert showed up at risque East Village sleeze bar, The Box, over the weekend. The story evidently unfolded on Twitter when cross-dressing performer, Trick, tweeted that he had urinated on the American Idol runner-up.
I guess that takes care of our rumor. A cross-dresser named Trick did actually piss on Adam Lambert at The Box in Manhattan.
According to eye-witnesses, Lambert's initial reaction wasn't good. However, he evidently loosened up after someone told him it was all a gag.
Music Monday: Adam Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" [video]
Here it is! This is Adam Lambert's debut music video "For Your Entertainment". Everyone is talking about Lambert these days, but not because his album is great. Adam is making headlines over a controversial performance at the American Music Awards.
On Friday, he showed up on The CBS Early Show where he talked about being a sexual person and performed two songs.
Lambert loves to over-sing songs doesn't he?! It wasn't so bad on American Idol, but as a professional it's starting to get annoying.
Enjoy Adam's "For Your Entertainment" video above.
Here is the last few weeks recordings of Ra Ra Rauhofer's Radio Show from France. If you're going to be in Miami for White Party Weekend make sure you go check out Peter, Alan-T & Marco Da Silva when WORK! takes over Miami at Club Cameo on Sunday November 29th. Buy Advanced Tickets HERE.
Taylor Swift beats superstars like Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga for AMA Artist of the Year
The American Music Awards delivered some surprises on Sunday night including Taylor Swift's win over such big names as Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga for Artist of the Year.
I'm a huge Taylor Swift fan, so you know I'm tickled to death. However, I think even young Taylor knew that she shouldn't have beat the late-Michael Jackson for the AMA's top honor.
Swift accepted the award live from London. Much to my surprise, she forgot to thank Kanye West. Taylor wasn't on our radar until Kanye ruined her Video Music Award acceptance speech to declare that Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video the best of all time.
That was the best publicity Swift could have gotten. It really introduced her music to a lot of people (including myself!)
It was a big night for the country singers in all around categories. The little known group, Gloriana, also beat Lady Gaga for the AMA Breakthrough Artist award. Coincidentally, Gloriana opened for Taylor Swift during her tour this year.
Swift was nominated for six AMA awards, the only person who got more nods this year was Micaheal Jackson. She took home several AMA's including favorite female artist in the pop/rock and country categories, favorite adult-contemporary artist and favorite country album.
Lady Gaga addresses homophobia in music industry [video]
In a interview with Fuse, Lady Gaga lashes out against musicians who promote homophobia.
Gaga told Fuse [by way of Towleroad]: "I feel even just in the music industry that there's very public misogynistic and homophobic behavior. When I hear one of the most famous rappers in the world say something homophobic on the radio, I want people to yell at him. I don't have to say who because they know who they are. It's not just hip-hop, it's everywhere. It's wrong. I'm not trying to create and generate more hatred in the world...I just want to generate awareness. It's always wrong to hate but it's never wrong to love."
This episode of On the Record with Fuse airs Monday, November 23rd. Check your local listings for show times.
Lady Gaga will re-release her debut album The Fame in three different versions. One of the 3 versions includes a picture book, while the other version is a double disc which will include the debut album. One version will be released with just the new tracks. Standard and Deluxe editions of The Fame Monster will be released on November 23, 2009. The collector's edition super-deluxe version will be released on December 15, 2009.
Gaga says: “In the midst of my creative journey composing 'The Fame Monster', there came an exciting revelation that this was in fact my sophomore album. I would not add, nor take away any songs from this EP, it is a complete conceptual and musical body of work that can stand on its own two feet. It doesn't need 'The Fame'."
"We may have an economy, but MUSIC HAS NO ECONOMY. I will release four or more singles from 'The Fame Monster', tour the world with The Monster Ball Tour, and most importantly I insist on honoring my fans with an affordable new album, an album that is as loyal to them, as they have been me."
"For those who do not have my debut album, there are a series of collectible double-disc editions that include both albums and artwork conceived by the Haus of Gaga in collaboration with our mentor Hedi Slimane. Hear the music, see the show, live and love yourself…"
I live for Gaga and cant wait to get copies of my own, now you all know what to send me for the holidays!
Music Mondays: "Walk on the Wildside" short directed by Stephane Sednaoui [video]
Warning: This video contains nudity and may be NSFW!
Call it a little dab of Shameless Self Promotion, but as we extend our Music Mondays to include more than just new music - I'm plugging this short film by Stephane Sednaoui set to the song "Walk on the Wildside" by Lou Reed. Oh, and I'm also one of the stars.
For the New York socialites, this one is worth watching all the way through as you'll definitely see some familiar faces in addition to mine!
Stephane Sednaoui is one of the most brilliant video directors of our time having worked with Kylie Minogue, U2, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more! There was never a music video produced for Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wildside", so Stephane chose to take it to a whole new level with this short film.
It was an honor to work with Sednaoui on this venture, and I can't thank him enough for including me and giving me so much face time!
Oh and in case you're wondering, the nudity in the video is not mine. (You can breathe a collective sigh of relief.) I do, however, have an overdose at the end. Sorry, didn't mean to give it away.
[Music Mondays is a syndicated column by Ronnie Hokanson, editorial director at gaysocialites.blog. For more information on running this column on your site, please contact Winters directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Peter Rauhofer announced via his facebook this week that the his next work party would be the last one in NYC for the year. Peter's making it a gift to party goers who have supported the WORK! party after all this time by giving them a comped door all night! Calling the party "WORK! For Free" he says:
"...THANK YOU to everyone who came, contributed, participated, promoted and supported our parties from Spirit to Stereo to Highline Ballroom to Santos to Roseland....YOU were the ones who made it successful and WORK!. Not only in New York but also around the world in cities like Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Montreal & Paris. WORK! & Peter Rauhofer want to say a last THANK YOU in New York for 2009 with an all night FREE party!.....but we have more, get ready what we already have prepared for 2010 in New York!"
WORK! for free will take place November 21st @ Santos Party House in NYC. The Opening set is by DJ Joe Hickerson and then Peter will play until 6 am. Santos Party House is located at 96 Lafayette Street (one block below Canal).
This New Music Monday is actually a different twist on a previously recorded song. Eccentric recording artist, Sliimy, has covered Britney Spears' "Womanizer" and this is the video. It's Sliimy's shot at a song that wasn't too impressive the first time around.
For those of you who aren't familiar with Sliimy, we'll he's unique (that's actually what Sliimy means, it's a French word). He was the first person signed to Gossip Blogger Perez Hilton's music label, Perezcious Music.
We're always looking for interested choices for our "New Music Mondays", so if you come across anything impressive - send it our way!
CD Review: "Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson - The Power of Two"
by Jonathan Warman
The new duet CD by classic crooner Michael Feinstein and bodacious Broadway boy Cheyenne Jackson, “The Power Of Two,” opens with our two handsome, out fellas gushing over each other to the tune of Cy Coleman’s “I’m Nothing Without You.” They follow that up with “Me and My Shadow” made famous as a duet between Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. Despite how little they physically resemble Frank and Sammy, the comparison is oddly apt. Feinstein is, and Sinatra was, his time’s greatest popularizer of the Great American Songbook. Jackson is, and Davis was, one of the great musical theatre showmen of his day as well as arguably one of the best vocalists. So, yes, like Sinatra and Davis, but oh, so much gayer.
Feinstein wrings every note out of “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and Jackson rattles the rafters with an open-throated “Don’t Get around Much Anymore.” But just as often they turn in all seriousness to gay subject matter. Michael solos on “The Time Has Come,” a moving ballad written by a gay songwriter in the aftermath of Stonewall. And later they have a gorgeously restrained romantic duet on “We Kiss in a Shadow.”
For more reviews and interviews by Jonathan Warman, see dramaqueennyc.blog.
New Music Monday: Jacob Heal "If You Can (So Anyway)" [video]
NEW MUSIC MONDAY
This week's New Music Monday comes from up-and-coming recording artist, Jacob Heal.
Even though Heal's album hasn't dropped yet (and this music video isn't official- instead actually produced by New York film students), his popularity online and in the Northeast is growing rapidly.
His soothing voice coupled with his charming good looks make Jacob Heal easy to admire. I can see the teen girls (and gays) lining up for hours to see this him live, because until you've felt like he's singing directly to you in person - you'll never truly appreciate his charm.
Some compare him to Michael Buble, some to John Mayer. Others have said he might be the "male Celine Dion". Regardless, you can guarantee that Jacob Heal is a voice you're going to love, a personality you're going to admire and name you'll hear a lot from here on out! Just remember where you heard him first!
Erik Hassle is a gifted singer-songwriter from Sweden who was recently signed to Universal Republic. His new single, "Hurtful", is very reminiscent of OneRepublic's early work. Check out the music video above. Erik will release his debut album 'Pieces' in the US on February 22nd! Can't wait!
It's New Music Monday, and today we'd like to introduce you to the newest music video from "Whore's Mascara" titled "Monogamous.
Monogamous was shot by fashion photographer Patrik Andersson (French, American, & Italian Vogue), who has shot everyone from Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow to Lenny Kravitz and Mick Jagger.
Whore's Mascara" has also invited all of the GaySocialites to join them at their Official Premiere Party on Thursday, October 29th at Ella Lounge (9 Ave A between 1st and 2nd St) in New York's East Village. The party will begin at 9pm. There will be an open bar between 9-10pm and a live performance by Whore's Mascara starting at 10:30pm. Free admission with RSVP to .