Y'ALL WE ARE AT TOMI JAZZ TONIGHT AT 8PM!! (I could skip the caps, ‘cause if you don't have a res, you're SOL.) My little Tomi Jazz has made quite a fkn name for itself in ye olde jazz world, and I feel increasingly lucky to be tapped for what I suspect is the "silly middle-aged white lady" slot on the schedule. My god this place is insanely cool. But since I’m feeling pretty good about myself this morning, I’ll stipulate that old or not, I do actually sing my face off, on occasion. And Frank is top of the line. So there.Read More
Surfing the DOJ website (as I am wont to do because nerd), I saw this item from some time ago. My home state of Kansas is always in it to win it...Anyhow, the deal is a handful of Somali Muslims apparently did something bad in a former life because, after first themselves refugees, they then wound up in Garden City, Kansas.Read More
You guys, I’m starting a new series, called Y’all Need To See. The world needs good news bad, so Imma skip the negative reviews and only bother with the good ones. After all, modern audiences don’t really need to be warned off — they don’t go shit anyhow, me included. But maybe we can find pants and get out of the house to see the good stuff, if someone puts it under our collective nose. So, there then, is the first installment.Read More
Y’ALL THE GIFT OF THE VAGI IS BACK. We're doing it different this time – Frank & I are trying the set as a duo, which’ll be fun. So this’ll be an intimate moment with the Vagi….We’re doing this partly because I like playing with it (if you're wondering, nope, I can't help it), and partly because the guy who's running 53Above has made an artist series intended to help both his club & artists generally.Read More
Except for maybe crushing depression, who knows, I don't know why I have this Fordham Law Review paper on the 25th Amendment running through my head on a loop. (Probably daydreams about removing DJT because Teh Crazee. Which, I mean, I'd tots do the kickstarter, but I have my doubts about the efficacy of such a treatment.)Read More
Ever mull over presidents, past and current? I do. So, pop quiz.
Who Am I? I am a Republican and a Unitarian. I’m a graduate Yale College and of Cincinnati Law School, and a member of the Ohio Bar. In my career, I was...Read More
Every now and then, I get introduced to someone who immediately tells me they don't like opera. In addition to being a weird opening gambit when greeting a (former, at this point, but still) opera singer, it's also frustrating. Upon examination, I discover that they've not really seen it. Boiled down to soap, they wouldn't know opera if it pranced up in a doublet and stabbed them with Maestro's baton.Read More
The Vagi – the Gift that keeps on giving – is back! The Gift of the Vagi will be at NYC’s Don’t Tell Mama on Wednesday, September 26, at 7pm...For my part, I’m resisting the jokes about how The Vagi is tighter and smoother than the last time I took it out… aren’t you proud of me? It’s not easy for me to let that slide. Really want to squeeze one in.Read More
I'm just going to hang onto this in my brains, for later when the republicans do something shitty, or Trump is sundowning again. Not everything sucks.Read More
This is a re-post of a re-post; I never get tired of re-visiting this. Long after he's an ignominious footnote on the tombstone of the GOP, we'll want to show these to our children's children, and Remember.Read More
I was not expecting that when Fascism came to America, it would be so weirdly obsessed with professional football. --Julius Ghost, TwitterRead More
When I finally listened to my mother and decided to sing Dirty Blues, the required reading took me directly into the rich vein of history that is the Minstrel Show. Those blackface variety shows, constructed of racism and vulgarity and looked upon by modern audiences with horror are simultaneously revolting, mysterious and frightening.Read More
I heard a youtube of Carmen McRae and Joe Pass doing "What are you doing the rest of your life", and love blossomed ..Read More
“Spinach has vitamins A, B and D.
pinach never appealed to me.
But one day, having dinner with a guy,
decided to give it a try.
didn’t like it the first time….
Oh, how it grew on me!"...
Someone I Know was super annoyed at a certain Mr. Dixon, lately of Hamilton fame, who made some remarks the other day … He said it makes him want to vomit when liberal hypocrites can't see the irony of black actors portraying white people, when they'd need to hysterically retreat to a safe space if a white actor played Malcolm X in a musical (which, I mean, I admit that doesn't sound awesome).Read More
The deal is that Mango Unchained signed a spending bill that Ann dislikes intensely, because he was told that vetoing it and then going to Mire a Lago would be poor optics. She has lost her customary good humor and lovely manners entirely.Read More