Tuesday, October 19, 2021

'Tennis' Tuesday

Paula Badosa will just have to forgive the world for finding her love match more interesting than her tennis matches. More of 31-year-old Havana-born model Juan Betancourt BELOW.

Song of the Day: 'Name of the Game' by Susanna Hoffs (featuring Aimee Mann)

Susanna Hoffs has written some of the best pop songs of youth -- "Hero Takes a Fall" should have been the Bangles' breakout hit, and "In Your Room" was an instant classic -- yet I still cannot get enough of her covers. (When your taste in music is as good as hers, it's hard not to love it.) Lucky for me, the followup to 2012's sublime and all-originals "Someday" will be "Bright Lights," featuring her take on classic and obscure songs by the Merry-Go-Round, Nick Drake, the Monkees, Prince, Syd Barrett, the Velvet Underground and more. Today's pick is her version of Badfinger's “Name of the Game,” featuring a little help from Aimee Mann. Enjoy!

Complete track listing HERE.

Morning Wood

Gee, I wonder why Instagram thought Damian might be interested in this guy. More BELOW.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Famed Chelsea Diner The Dish to Close


It's with a heavy heart that I add the final nail in the coffin to my post about the death of Chelsea's 8th Avenue, with news that The Dish just announced that it will be closing after nearly 25 years. The delightfully gay diner -- where everyone went for a cruisy hungover breakfast the day after a night at G, Splash or the Roxy -- opened in 1998, the same year I arrived in the gayborhood. Sad but almost fitting that we both left the 'hood the same year. Read the touching letter from the staff below. 😦😦😦

Tweet Nothings

The best response yet to playing down Jan. 6  

Tell us how you really feel 


Order 'The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense' HERE

His love of the Four Seasons is adorable!  


Manspread Monday


Suffice to say I was experiencing a bit of sensory overload when Eric Decker posted this story on Instagram over the weekend. More BELOW.

Weekend Tennis Roundup


We had two unlikely championship matches at Indian Wells on Sunday. But between the men's finalists -- winner Cam Norrie and runner-up Nikoloz Basilashvili -- and women's winner Paula Badosa's boyfriend, it was a win-win-win. Full report BELOW.