After joining this choir it changed my life. It made me know what they think. It made them know what I think.
We asked the duo to write on what Pride Means to them, and as an extra treat, they whipped up this playlist for your Pride Weekend parties. Get ready to dance. Happy Pride!
This fall I returned to Syracuse for a weekend of reunions: a family reunion and my 50th Catholic high school reunion. Cosmically there was a lot going on in my house of reunion. I made plans to meet up with an old friend who was a year behind me in school.
Amer Alhaggagi was a young, aspiring terrorist in Oakland, California with dreams of blowing up a San Francisco gay barselling cocaine mixed with strychnine rat poisonstarting a massive hill fire to destroy homes and blowing up the UC Berkley dorms with backpack bombs. In July, the year-old pleaded guilty in U. He was originally arrested on three counts of identity theft for purchases made on stolen credit cards. He also talked about receiving instructions on how to create bombs and being asked by terrorists to send photos of his potential venues for an attack.
PomDeter is a mashup artist from Scotland. His productions include a wide range of genres and styles, ranging from hip-hop to classic rock to experimental indie rock music and more. The song,
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Huddled with aides last week in a room upstairs from his future district office, which the incumbent he defeated in the Democratic primary had yet to clear out, City Councilman Daniel Dromm ironed out the final details of his inauguration party. He is the first openly gay elected official to represent Jackson Heights, Queens, a neighborhood known for its diversity of people and cuisines that enjoys a more obscure distinction as a haven for gay men and lesbians. At first glance, it might seem incongruous that gay people would find acceptance in a place that is home to large populations of South Asian and South American immigrants, who usually hold conservative values.
The wacky juxtaposition spawned its own kind of revolution, inspiring legions of the club remixes now called "mash-ups" -- with one classic example being "Smells Like Booty," in which Destiny's Child wails over Nirvana's classic dirge and drone. Also referred to as "bastard pop," mash-ups involves blending samples from two songs -- generally, one song's vocals atop another's instrumental or rhythm track. The sum of the parts often surpasses the originals. The more disparate the genre-blending is, the better; the best mash-ups blend punk with funk or Top 40 with heavy metal, boosting the tension between slick and raw.