Archive for month: March, 2014

Valencia: The Movie/s

Cert: 18 • US: 105 min • Radar Productions • June, 2013

Multiple directors, multiple actors, and Angelina Jolie make Valencia: The Movie/s a mirror to our own, hot, dirty, radical queer lives.

“It’s hard not to feel personally invested in this film. Michelle Tea’s messy, drunk memoirs became a metaphor for so many of us dirty queers, with its bad-choice adventures, stone cold girlfriends, hot bartenders, poetry and sex work. “

Butch Veg

March 26, 2014

Wild pansies and nipplewort is enough to push a gay man over the edge! Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Her Own Way: An Interview with Lisa Stansfield

Her Own Way.

Lisa Stansfield talks about new album Seven, the politics of appearing naked in videos and how social media has changed the industry for the performer.

“There are two different sides to music now: there’s the big TV corporate thing and then there’s the side where artists have had the bollocks to actually do what they want themselves. I think it’s so admirable when people do that and twenty years later it’s given me the chance to do it that way too.”

Damon Galgut • Competition

Damon Galgut at Kings Place

Win tickets to see Damon Galgut at a special Gay’s the Word event as well as a copy of his novel Arctic Summer.

Awake • Tycho

Released March 18, 2014
Awake is released four years after Tycho released Dive. It is both the successor and sonic extension of that album.

“His choice in direction shifts Tycho away from his previous studio-focused experimentations into an act that you can visualize, almost hear, in a live music setting.”

Kiss Me Once • Kylie

Released March 17, 2014
Kiss Me Once is a crowd pleasing but uneven effort at maintaining Kylie’s status as pop’s eternal princess.

“This album sees Kylie again working with some of the most established writers and producers available, with reclusive pop extraordinaire herself Sia Furler curating the entire project.”

At The Check Out

March 19, 2014

What’s a gay man to do when the Ministry of the Environment wants to check emissions? Polari Safari by David Shenton.

A Short Requiem Incidentally Featuring Fred Phelps

God Hates Fred Phelps.

Fred Phelps is the face of the God of Hate. As he lies on his death death, Carrick McDonald wrestles with his feelings about this much hated man.

“Give a few dollars to a charity for runaway LGBT youth. These kids have been cast out by the Phelps families of the world who aren’t gutsy enough to scream their convictions outside the cemetery gates.”

Me! I Disconnect From You • Grace Jones

Released April 28, 2014
Grace Jones’ cover of Gary Numan’s ‘Me! I Disconnect From You’ is rescued for the reissue of her classic album Nightclubbing..

“Her voice is urgent and panicked here but there is a sadness in her delivery too. But those expecting a possessed ‘She’s Lost Control’ or a’Bullshit’ devouring Grace will not find her here. It isn’t sinister, it is an oddly and unexpected warm sounding arrangement.”

Blank Project • Neneh Cherry

Released February 25, 2014
There are on Neneh Cherry’s Blank Project some bold and invigorating pop song structures. The album feels like an authentic, concentrated version of Cherry.

“Neneh Cherry is back. Her art and soul inform this project, blank only for you to fill the role of listener and to share the very human experiences expressed honestly, courageously and often thrillingly throughout.”