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Meet me at T!<$L{$

There is a newish piano bar/sports bar (I know, something for everyone) in the 612.  Check out their website here.

 I recently visited this newish bar with Teri where we watched the Oscars Sunday night.  Probably the best Oscars I have seen.  I really enjoyed the solidarity I observed on that stage.  Unfortunately, prior to the award show, I had only seen one of the movies nominated and obviously it was Milk.  But after watching the Oscars, I started to think of all the really great bad films I have seen.  And it took me back to 1985:

The Peanutbutter Solution

Every time I mention TPS, everyone thinks it is a myth, an urban legend.  Well my friends, above is the proof.  Up until now, only two people I know were aware of this film, my sister and Guy.   And now, like Paul Harvey says, you know the rest of the story.

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OMG, has anyone else seen this?  BODI?  Love it.  I think I watched this one every other day from 1986-1989.

Empire of the Sun

Ok, this is an amazing movie.  Just sayin.  It should not even be in this post, but I was thinking about it the other day and wanted to see a clip.  So then I decided you should see the clip too.  You can thank me later for reminding you this film is out there.

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Artist of the Week

Cathrine Opie, photographer

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The above photo of  Katherine Moennig taken by Opie, was auctioned off to benefit PAWS/LA, a Los Angeles-based non-profit agency that assists low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illnesses to keep and care for their companion animals in 2007.

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National Drag History Month

“January 2009 marks the first-ever celebration of National Drag History Month! This month-long event salutes the richness of drag culture and pays tribute to the courageous queens & kings who have fought for equality while inspiring, educating & entertaining us all.”  -Logo.com

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Artist of the Week

Susan Mikula is a Polaroid artist. Info

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I may be biased.  Once you learn a bit more about her, you may understand why.

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Converse, have you heard of them?

Your friend and mine, Rachel Maddow is featured in the newest Vogue.  See Link for article

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She talks a tiny bit about Twitter!  Duh, she is totally in the know.

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Favorite Music Videos of the Week

JonathanRichman, I Was Dancing In a Lesbian Bar

 

Fleetwood Mac, Tusk

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Prop 8 The Musical

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Favorite Music Videos of the Week

 Lykke Li  “Little Bit”

 

Tegan and Sara “Living Room” 

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Shelving provided me with insight

Part of the training for my new job is to become familiar with the collection and and layout of the space.  Yesterday while I was shelving Easies (children’s books) I spotted this out of the corner of my eye:

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Pretty rad.  I am so  flippin happy and proud that this book is on the shelf in the library I work at.  Which now that I think about it is kind of sad.  What makes me so happy about this?  Maybe its the fact that so many libraries are confronted by homophobes to not have the item in the collection.  blah blah blah Maybe I will start writing children’s books with gay characters, rainbows, parades, flannel, hiking boots, cargo pants, granola, vegetarians, feminists, and hair stylists.  I need an illustrator though for some inspiration.

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Favorite music videos of the week

I thought I would share a couple of my current favorite music videos with you.

Uh Huh Her, “Explode”

Lykke Li “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

Maybe I will do this every week, maybe not.

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