Friday, July 10, 2009

Folsom Street East 2009 Photos, Part 2

Sorry for not posting anything since I put up the first batch of photos from FSE eight days ago, here is the second batch of photos I took at Folsom on June 21:

It was Tim Brough's idea to photograph me in front of a crane that was part of some construction work going on the block where FSE was held.

The pictures turned out pretty good!

The hat I'm wearing I got from the Nasty Pig store earlier that afternoon.

The participants of the Nasty Pig porn star pie-eating contest. The last one they had was 2 years ago but I had to miss that one because I had to catch my train. Fortunately I get to see it this time!

Chi Chi LaRue MCed the contest.

Of all the acts on Folsom's performance stage from that day, this contest drew the biggest crowd. More people will come if there's porn stars and pie!

The pie-eating contest was done in teams of two. One porn star had his butt smeared with some sort of cream pie while the other one...all I'll say is a picture is worth a thousand words. The one who did the best job of eating would be declared the winner.

L to R: Jonny Mack, ?, Ricky Sinz and Mike Dreyden.

Another account on what happened at FSE that day.

I will be posting a third and final batch of Folsom photos in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Folsom Street East 2009 Photos, Part 1

I went to Folsom Street East in New York City on Sunday June 21. I almost didn't go because the weather reports didn't sound all that great, but in the end I grabbed an umbrella and took the train into the city, arriving there a little bit after 2:00 PM. Actually the weather didn't turn out all that bad, just a few brief rain storms that didn't last long. A brief stoll on the main gay strip on Eigth Avenue in Chelsea, and then to the street festival itself:

The first of four times it rained (briefly) that afternoon and evening.

Porn director Chi Chi La Rue was the emcee on the performance stage.

Drag queen Peppermint serving it up.

Chi Chi and friend.

Dance music artist Reina performs.

The rain came down for a second time while Reina was in the middle of singing "No One's Gonna Change You."

Reina gets some help from a friend. The rain went away shortly after that.

Current titleholders.

It started to rain again (#3) as the last of the titleholders went onstage. So those who didn't have umbrellas went scrambling for cover.

I guess that's a good point to say "to be continued." I will posting more FSE photos in a few days!

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Amber doesn't believe in hate

This is the promo EPK video for the upcoming new single by Amber, which is "I Don't Believe In Hate (Drip Drop)." This video goes into the process on how the single was selected and recorded. There will also be a music video to this, which is supposed to come out later this month.

I've heard samples of "I Don't Believe In Hate" (which you can hear on her MySpace page) and they sound HOT. The vocal use of the "drip drop" reminds me of the "Li Da Di" scat-singing bits in her hit "Sexual." I can imagine the US dance outlets going crazy over this. The song was written by Kelly Mueller and was produced by her longtime producer Wolfram Dettki. There are remixes by Pathos V2 (the name Dettki uses for his remixes) and Yinon Yahel.

"I Don't Believe In Hate (Drip Drop)" will be internationally released on most digital store outlets on July 21. There will also be a limited edition five track physical CD, which you can order a personally autographed copy through her website (Perfect Beat will also be selling a limited amount of copies as well).

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