PadCast #17: Rainy Day Feeling

PadCast #17_ Rainy Day Feeling

OK, lest you think today’s PadCast is going to be all depressing and weepy and “woe is me”, think again.  I was actually quite chipper when I recorded it.  Maybe I was just tired (considering how late it was), or maybe I’m just sick and tired of being mopey.

The main reason I chose the title was the music, but it also has something to do with the weather, which has been incredibly dreary lately.  Where is our sun!?!?

Anyway… lots of talk about all of my bad luck lately, and how it finally seems to be getting a little bit better.  It’s about time!  Also discussing the Gay Bloggers:Chicago event this Saturday at Cocktail, and the Podcasting Awards… have you voted yet???

So drop it in your iPod, click it and listen… do whatever you wish.  Just do it, and let me know what you think!

Music:  (Opening) Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling: The Fortunes song only (iTunes)

Music: (Closing) Another Rainy Day In New York City: Chicago / Chicago X (partial album only on iTunes)

PadCast #16: True Colors

PadCast #16_ True Colors

Wow.  What a crazy week.

Between the going out almost every single night to the oppressive heat to the countless hot gay men (and girls) from countries far and wide invading this city, there’s no doubt that Chicago was the gayest place on Earth.

But now it’s over.  And life, somehow, has to return back to normal.

I’m glad that I got a chance to at least go to the opening and closing ceremonies.  If I hadn’t gone, I would have felt like I missed something, for sure… but now that I’ve been there and experienced it firsthand, I know I would have hated myself in the end.

Today’s PadCast sums up my feelings on the Gay Games– from the ridiculously long opening ceremonies, to the perfectly timed and performed closing ceremonies; and of course highlighting the appearance of the delightful Cyndi Lauper, dressed only as Cyndi could be dressed– in Pride Statue of Liberty drag.  Gotta love her.

So after listening, please comment and let me know your thoughts on the games.  Were you there?  What did you see?  What did you hate?  What did you love?  And would you ever go if you had the chance?

And while you’re at it, check these out and do some browsing ’round:

Music:  (Opening) Cyndi Lauper: True ColorsThe Body Acoustic (iTunes)

Music: (Closing) Cyndi Lauper: True ColorsThe Essential: Cyndi Lauper (iTunes)

PadCast #15: Thank You

PadCast #15_ Thank You

To celebrate the 2nd Birthday of RcktMan’s Launching Pad, and to thank everyone for everything in the last few days… a special treat!  A PadCast!

Join me as I talk about the convergence of thousands of gays upon the city of Chicago this weekend for the Gay Games– including one known for his hot toaster oven; the premiere of my favorite show on TV, Project Runway, and my glowing reviews of The Devil Wears Prada and Superman Returns… along with other juicy tidbits and silly things along the way.

Sly and the Family Stone: Thank You (Falettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Agin) (iTunes)
Elton John: Song For Guy (iTunes)

PadCast #14: Cruisin’

PadCast #14_ Cruisin_

Yeah I know… is that dead horse dead yet? Well hey, it’s my blog/podcast, so sue me. 🙂

A final (I PROMISE) recap of New York, the cruise that died, and a bit more talk about Father’s Day and our idiot president, which I know you’ll enjoy.

That and a visit from Screech just to make things cute.

All wrapped up in less than 30 minutes. What could possibly be bad about that?

Music: Smokey Robinson- Cruisin’ (Where There’s Smoke…) iTunes Download
Simon and Garfunkel – America (Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits) iTunes Download

PadCast #13: Holiday

PadCast #13_ Holiday

I’m baaaack!

The title of this “Pad-Cast” is twofold– a return from my self-imposed podcasting “holiday”, and a nod to the obivous– the three-day-weekend of the Memorial Day holiday.

Clever ain’t I? 😉

I got back from the beach today and just decided it was time to dust off the microphone and see what happened. So take a listen… and let me know what you think.

Music: Elton John: Rocket Man ’03 (Remix EP- on iTunes) ; Madonna: Holiday (The Immaculate Collection – on iTunes)