Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A quick search of my blog reveals that I have written about club kid and convicted murderer Michael Alig far more times than you would think. (When a friend visited him in prison; when INTERVIEW interviewed him; when he was the answer to a Joan Rivers trivia question; when a leg was found in the East River; when he was looking for a post-prison roommate on Twitter; and so on.)
Now add this post to the tally, as Back2Stonewall is reporting that Alig will finally be released from the big house May 5, after serving a 17-year sentence for the murder of Andre “Angel” Melendez. Watch your wings, boys!
Read all about it HERE.
The Boston Globe reportst that the man who left two backpacks containing pressure cookers filled with rice at the Boston Marathon finish line will be arraigned today -- although I'm not entirely convinced being the perpetrator of the world's worst "joke" is a crime. Yes, Kayvon -- ne(e) Kevin -- Edson is an attention-seeking performance artist slash drag queen, who should be sentenced to watching "RuPaul's Drag Race" for two to three seasons. (I myself would prefer the death penalty, but that's just me!)
UPDATE: He was charged with possession of a hoax explosive, threatening battery, threats to commit a crime, disturbing the peace, disturbing a public assembly, and disorderly conduct, according to the Boston Police Department.
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 12:05 PM
The season premiere of "Mad Men" was a 60-minute exercise in mass confusion -- who were those people???? -- but the fashions of the day were certainly a treat. The only thing I like about the show more is getting to "live through" historic moments in history. We've all read about the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, but there is something so much more visceral about experiencing them along with people we know, even in the form of television characters we despise. Will be curious to see if Stonewall is mentioned -- I don't believe it was considered that big a deal at the time -- but you just know the Tate-LaBianca murders will happen next door to Megan. And can a visit to the Altamont Speedway Free Festival be far off?
Seeing as I still haven't accepted that the Style Council disbanded, a second Paul Weller solo greatest hits album is a bit hard for me to swallow. But given my hero's near-Woody Allen level of productivity, I guess it's definitely time. "Brand New Toy" is one of the new tracks from the upcoming "More Modern Classics," out June 2, which will album come in a special three-disc box set.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Great news, although it's a bit an eye-raiser for me. India's high court has no tolerance for gay people, yet all the sympathy in the world for transgenders. Is Eddie Murphy the chief justice?