Ripley Caine and Davy Joans at Jackhammer,
Doin' up a little Prince at Crew;
From the Petticoat Bruncheon at Bump and Grind Cafe
I feel I must start off this week with gigantic thanks to all the wonderful photographers, namely Male Image Photography, DJ Res-5 and somebody from Mary's Attic, who took all those splendid shots and sent them in while I was away on a mountaintop in Denver. Oh, that mountain air did me a world of good!
Two quick recommendations if you find yourself in the Mile High City:
1 ) Every weekend at the Bump and Grind Cafe, Denver's roughest and toughest queens serve up eggs and irreverence at the Petticoat Bruncheon. Just don't tell them it's your birthday. Want to know why? Alright, tell them and see what happens.
2 ) Any South Park fans out there? Then you may know that Matt and Trey come from not too far outside of Denver. What may be a surprise is that Casa Bonita, the ludicrous Mexican restaurant that Cartman kidnapped Butters just to attend, actually exists! And it's every bit as ludicrous as it was in the show. Fire jugglers, gorillas, Black Bart's cave, the whole enchilada. And the worst enchiladas you'll ever eat. But you won't remember it for the food.
And although it's all family friendly and shit, we saw plenty of other homos there.
Of course, as it is with any vacation, I came home right into craziness.
Gay Idol at Crew was a smash success. For the first time in Gay Idol history, we had a three-way tie for second place, which led to there being four finalists advancing to the semis at Circuit. I ended up hanging out with Jinx Titanic after the show. So several shots later, here's me singing, guess what, Prince. I was waiting for Jinx to ask me to sing with him at his final show, but it was not to be.
Of course, I went anyway. It was Jinx Titanic's final show at the Flesh Hungry Dog's third anniversary show at Jackhammer and you wouldn't believe how packed it was. Rock at its finest. Which, unfortunately, also meant that some overpumped idiot threatened to 'hurt' me for jumping in front of him to get pictures of the show. Put this in the 'shit I have to go through to bring you this column' column. Sorry, it's the Catholic mother guilt kicking in.
For more on Jinx's latest project, see gospeltitanic.com .
Do you enjoy sexiness? What about variety? And shows? Get off to all three at Literally Sexy: A Very Sexy Variety Show at Victory Gardens Theater on Friday, April 11. Just look at that ad on page 5; I dare not to masturbate.