Sunday, December 28, 2008

Top 10 Films 2008

Frontiers' best of year issue featured my Top 10 Films of 2008 list (along with fellow critic Gary M. Kramer). Scroll down the article and enjoy!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Madame and Me

My interview with the saucy puppet diva, Madame - yes, Wayland Flowers' creation is back - is on Here!


Monday, December 22, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Soda Stereo

One of my favorite songs... by a band fronted by the awesome Gustavo Cerati.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Little Piano Diva Works Ryuichi

This little 9 year old girl pulls some diva shit on the piano, playing Ryuichi Sakamoto's sublime theme for Shining Boy & Little Randy. The movie isn't that fantastic on its own, but the score brings it a poignant edge that makes me weep. Ryuichi is so talented it hurts.

Work that piano, kid!


Keep Tryin 2009

I've posted this video before. When I watch it, I think of the path and turns life could take if I moved to Asia - Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Bangkok - either temporarily or permanently.

2009 will be the year of that decision, methinks. And seeing how things change, or remain, here stateside...


Saturday, December 06, 2008

Gay Taipei

My feature on gay Taipei - an underrated and reasonably priced vacation destination well worth a visit, especially if you're a fan of Hong Kong and/or Tokyo - is running in Los Angeles' Frontiers Magazine. An even more expanded destination piece on Taipei will appear on Logo Online in early 2009. Link when it's available!

Thanks again to cousin Rick and all the wonderful, lovely, generous friends I made while in Taipei during October...


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Petch Shop Boy

Man in Bangkok

This is the video for the insanely Pet Shop Boys-esque "Man in Bangkok" by Thai artist Petch. Love it!


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Findo Gask

One of my favorite music finds from my recent UK trip is the Scottish band Findo Gask. Amazing 80s-style pop with totally modern approach... It's like APB meets Cut Copy...