Thursday, July 15, 2010


It's a good day for human rights and marriage equality. By a six-vote margin, Argentina has become the first South American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, here at home in the Disctrict of Columbia, the DC Court of Appeals has upheld that city's Human Rights Act and denied an effort to place a repeal measure on that city's next ballot after same-sex marriage became legal this past March. Go, Argentina! Go, Washington, DC. Watch the video below for a street crowd's reaction to the Argentina announcement, which came roughly at 4:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Katie Melua - "The Flood"

I seem to be in a musical mood lately, and I'm finding a lot of stuff I like. I'd never heard of Katie Melua until I saw this video on I'm sharing it here and looking forward to downloading it later. You can find the unmixed version on

And if anyone can tell me why about a quarter of my video posts get cut off on the right side, I'd appreciate the advice!

Broken people get recycled

And I hope that I will

Sometimes we're thrown off our pathways

What I thought was my way home

Wasn't the place I know.

No, I'm not afraid of changing,

I'm certain nothing's certain

What we own becomes our prison

My possessions will be gone

Back to where they came from


No one is to blame

As natural as the rain that falls

Here comes the Flood again

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm not a huge fan of Lady Gaga, and this is not one of her videos. While I appreciate her showmanship, mostly, I find her music vapid, to say the least. On the other hand, I have to say that she's inspired some of the funniest musical spoofs I've seen, and this one, by drag performer Sherry Vines, may be the very best. It's not just a spoof- it's a spoof with a message! Enjoy!

Friday, July 2, 2010


CLAW - Announces Logo Design Contest

Calling all artistic brothers and sisters: your submission wanted!

CLAW is seeking the artwork we'll use on the CLAW 10 t-shirts, posters, advertising and more. They will choose one iconic leather image to represent CLAW 10. The winning artist will receive two weekend passes, the bragging rights and will enjoy having their image reproduced hundreds of thousands of times around the world. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 23, 2010 with the winning design announced by July 31, 2010.

For more information about this contest, please see the CLAW Logo Contest Page

Past CLAW art: