Monday, June 30, 2008


PINUPS issue 6 release party at Twin Cheeks @ The Cock, tonight! No cover before 1230, early bird drink specials and PINUPS go-go boys and videos for your entertainment.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


The mind boggles Steven


"I've always thought of Exile in Guyville as a real New York album," Liz Phair told the audience last night at Hiro Ballroom while performing her aforementioned debut album from start to finish 15 years after its release. I had high hopes for this show. Guyville was my bible. I drove around listening to it night and day, thinking Liz would have been the coolest friend to sit around with and think up zany songs to play on our guitars and gossip and then channel that gossip into songs, which is mostly what Liz Phair used to do.

Last night, Liz seemed pretty disconnected from the gossip girl she used to be. She didn't lack energy from an overly rambunctious crowd but seemed to falter through an album she had no interest in resurrecting except for maybe the money she'll be making off of rereleasing it this week. Highlights included Dance of the Seven Vails and an encore of Chopsticks, though for the first half hour, her voice quivered here and there as she went through the motions to give the audience what they wanted, which should be no surprise to any Liz Phair fan such as myself. She summed up her aspirations long long ago, singing it's nice to be like but it's better by far to get paid.


...that that Brooklyn bastion of gaiety known as Metropolitan Bar has been shuttered due to a slightly expired liquor license. Not sure if this is 100 percent true or how long this closure will last, but we were looking very much forward to a Sunday BBQ out on the porch this week or next. Maybe Excelsior will pick up the slack. Please leave comments with any info.

UPDATE - According to a comment on Eater, Metro is back up and running. That was almost as stressful as the time Julius' was shuttered for 24 hours.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Two weeks ago, we hosted a Queen Latifah party at our Wednesday Good Times event at Eastern Bloc and invited guests to come into our house and give me boddddddy.

Eric was early to arrive and early to leave, knowing that I post these pics in chronological order. How could not love that shana punim (yiddish for cute face), and by shana punim, I mean jew nose.

You didn't happen to buy that gray-and-white v-neck at American Apparel, did you? I had a hunch.

Ginger friends stick together through all situations.

Christian (center, with Cameron and Ashton) is playing that make a really ugly face game. Sadly, he was the only one playing.

George (left) and Josh, looking oh so dapper and well dressed as Queen Latifah probably gives way to some Jade and SWV. Weak in the knees!

Did I mention that Benji Solomon had a Good Times birthday party that night too. Someone splurged and bought him entire cupcake!

Kevin (left) used to DJ Good Times before becoming a part-time Philly resident while Michael used to date my ex, who I had met when I lived near Philly. It all comes back to the so-called sixth borough.


From left: Eddie, Devin, Evans, Hunter and William, who I voted for as HX Go-Go boy of the year, though I have no idea who actually one those things. Good Times was nominated too. Sha-ZAM.

Everybody loves a little MC Lyte thrown into the mix. GOTTA GET A RUFFNECK!

Hypnotic camera stare down dude is telepathically telling me to make the jump and DJ in his home neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen.

Don't you hate when you spill just a little of your drink but it totally makes you look like you're lactating for the next hour and a half?

This dude just wants peace in Zimbabwe because we like to stay all politically relevant at Good Times. Hasta la vista Mugabe!

I hope no one is complaining about not seeing new faces on this blog anymore because I certainly haven't seen most of these dudes ever. Or was too drunk to remember them.

That should would be 10 times more amazing if it said you looked better as a high school freshman cuz then I could be all - pedo!

Substitute DJ Buddy, askin' who you callin' a bitch?

Walker (left) and I spoke for 15 seconds, during which time I gathered that he's a really really really nice guy. With hot friends.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENJI! I bet Benji (left) looked good as a freshman, sophomore, junior AND senior. And in college too!

Jacob Brooks-Harris would bring his lovely chiuaua Milo to our party if people promised not to feed him beer or step on him.

Brian (left) is back in town and almost about to move back from LA permanently. Fasten your chastity belts.

Wait, am I imagining things or did photographer Kelvin take a sudden detour to Metropolitan bar in Brooklyn?

Two more people playing ugly face games. Trend alert!

Handsome strangers who look like free lovin' California folk.

Rob (left) and Kevin (right) of threesome couple blue-shirt-wearing fame.

Photo of the week goes to these two, proving that a ginger wearing paisley and a hassid at a gay bar make New York City the only place to be in '08.

I didn't take many pictures of German guys in Berlin, but they mostly looked like this.

Is anyone else obsessed with the TV show Kath and Kim? Don't these two look EXACTLY like Kath and Kim?

This one on the left looks like he could be German as well. They're mostly tall and slender and wear lots of sleeveless shirts to show off their tribal tattoos. Not too different from Chelsea, actually minus the steroids.

JR is off in Europe till the end of July. We partied till 7am at Panorama/Berghaim Club in Berlin and then he and his bf hopped on bicycles and cycled home. Sooooooo euro.

Facebook friends 4EVA.

David (center) is literally friends with everybody. By far the most popular girl at the bar from 1am till 4am.

Get it Magamet! Do it now, lick it good.

Just to dispel the rumors, Chris (center) is NOT a porn star and total top Tony (left) is NOT a total top. Mark, however, did just turn 28 or something and we'll be toasting him at next week's Good Times after our big gay pride Good Times this coming Wednesday. Free 2xist undies!

Sampson, unbuttoned.

These two are so so cute, and not just because that one on the left is wearing the most amazing shirt known to man.

Doni (left) and Matt, talking about how gray is gay and that's why they love to wear it.

Footballers Antoine (left) and Sam hung out in the corner most of the night and talked about their experiences with wide receivers.

Hell yessssssssssss! Armando (back left, with Jonathan and Robbie) dance floor realness in full effect!

In addition to reading about Charlie (left) and his exploits on his blog, you can apparently hire him on for $250 an hour. Get it Charlie!

...and then Good Times turned into a prom night after party.

Earl Dax (right) and Charlotte's jewish husband dude from Sex and the City! Not really, but I was fooled for a hot minute (or 10).

All's well that ends well. So seriously - come to our big gay pride party Wednesday June 25th. Linda Simpson is guest hosting and giving away 150 pair of 2xist undies! See you there.

Monday, June 23, 2008


In honor of this year's NYC Gay Pride, Good Times @ Eastern Bloc will be going extra extra extra gay this coming Wednesday, June 25. For starters, we've got legendary drag superstar Linda Simpson signing autographs, posing for pictures and hostessing all night. She'll also help us give away 150+ of 2xist underwear, which we'll hopefully have some drunk boys modeling as well. And we have a really really really gay flier. So come check us out.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Tonight at le Cock, some say auf widersehen to me as I shove off to Berlin for a week. Lots of German electro realness (Ellen Allien!) with the usual mix of rock and dance tonight. $4 well drinks before 1! Password for free entry = UBER ALLES!


My music has been all over the place this month but I really can't get enough of Le Le's Breakfast. Holla holla holla, oatmeal and granola.

1. R.I.O. - R.I.O. (MYPD Mix)
2. Le Le - Breakfast
3. Santogold - Say Aha (TEPR Mix)
4. Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
5. MC Lyte - Ruffneck
6. DJ Technics - Get Up on It
7. The Boss - Congo (D Max Mix)
8. Seduction - Heartbeat (extended mix)

Friday, June 13, 2008


Good Times is up for an HX award! Yes, I have no idea what that means except that maybe lots of Chelsea gays and Swedish tourists will start coming to our Wednesday night Eastern Bloc party if we win but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Please vote for us HERE many many times. Doorguy Scotty says "We're number one! We're number one!"


...finally getting around to watching this.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Freestyle night! If you didn't come down and party at Good Times @ Eastern Bloc last Wednesdays, you missed my Cover Girls, Sweet Sensation, Debbie Deb and TKA set. I even threw in a little Judy Torres, Lil Suzy and Shannon to appease the masses. GIVE ME TONIGHT!

Did you know there's a heatwave going on in New York City right now? Friends who wipe sweat off their friends are the best friends to have.

Pailo, Christian, Ashton and mustached friend (from left) are not native New Yorkers and therefore did not know all the lyrics to Expose's Come Go With Me, which has pretty much been played on KTU radio once an hour since it came out in 1986.

Buddy (left, with Devin and Evans) DJs at that new-ish bar/restaurant on eighth ave. called Ate Ave, the worst name for a venue since Kabin, where I still DJ on Saturdays.

Bartender Darren is always keeping us on our toes - will he have a beard or won't he have a beard. Find out this Wednesday!

Thank you New York City, for distributing free NYC condoms at bars so we can blow them up and rub them on our girlfriends' hair to make it frizzalicious.

Jay, AJ, Mikey and Mikey's ho from Hiro (from left) are mostly native New Yorkers and went bananas when I played Pajama Party's Yo No Se. WHEN YOU DANCE WITH ME...!

DJ Drew G (left) is another 20something gay DJ from Long Island just like yours truly. He also works for snowqueen vodka, which we're hoping to do a promo with at Twin Cheeks @ The Cock on Mondays! Stay tuned.

Mr. Ocean (center) is oh so humble. Instead of saying he had to go up to Harvard for a class reunion, he told me he was off to "cambridge" for a reunion. Maybe he attended Cambridge College after all.

Jeff, rocking the lumberthug gone goth freshness!

I have yet to formally meet this handsome ginger-bearded boy but when I do, I hope he has a deep voice with a slight southern twang and offers to cook me cheese grits.

Between the blur/double vision and glasses, I was going to make a four-eyed joke about Darren (right) but now I just feel like its official - I need a new camera.

Weren't Luke's tshirts (on the left) way way deeper last summer? Or maybe he just grew taller.

Photographer Kelvin was taking lots of flak for all his boob- and cock-grabbing photos so he's returned to the traditional smile and say proteeeeeein powder.

After two hours of freestyle (and two hours of the crowd loving freestyle), I decided it was time to take a break and celebrate the early 90s with Seduction's Heartbeat.

Impossible to have too many pictures of AJ (left) so here's another.

Reminiscent of that Afroman "Because I Got High" song, which was also a number one hit in the New York area. Thank you Z100.

She is wearing too many clothes for a hot night in June. On the flip side, she'd probably win at an after party game of strip poker.

Scott (right) made the trek from Chelsea to see what all the Good Times hubbub is all about. You didn't hear? We got nominated for Best Gay Lounge night in HX awards. You MUST MUST MUST click HERE and vote for us. Now!

Steve (right) swore that he was forced into doing this and that the dude caressing him had never been to a gay bar before in his life. Ummm, sure Steve. The DL is soooo 2006.

I can't really make out who's making out in this make out shot but it looks very Bel Ami.

Jonathan (right) and Robbie had gone to see the Presets earlier in the evening but came out to our after party soley because they needed to hear Noel's Silent Morning, which I played like, three times.

Scott Evans (right), now the sexiest man on fifth street.

Sean (left) and his rarely seen hunky lawyer boyfriend or something in the pink. Sean and I are thinking of hosting a Fourth of July party, though my real Fourth of July fantasy is to have Sandy Kane come and perform at Good Times or Twin Cheeks. We shall see.

Next Wednesday, June 11, is my last Good Times before jetting off to Berlin for a week with these two lezzies so you better come and say goodbye. Let the music play!