Pictured: Hydrate, photo by Kat Fitzgerald, MysticImagesPhotography.com
Have you missed me, kiddies? You should know I wouldn't leave you for that long. It's not in my blood.
So, after five years of being in the rhythm of getting this rag out weekly, I kind of lost my damn mind this week and forgot how to do even the simplest of tasks. It's late Sunday night and I am just now beginning to get a feel for this new schedule. I hope my fatigue translates into yuks.
And speaking of yuk, the Love Story Valentine's card on page 15 [ viewable on the pdf ] was just too hard to resist. Please clip out this year's batch of cards and send them to ones you love, ones you hope one day to love, ones you love no more or even ones whom you have no plans to love. Any way you slice it, we've got you covered.
And yes, that was an actual Craigslist post that I did just to turn it into a card. As to the identity of the crotch model, well... a few drinks might pry it out of me.
Grab about 1,300 of your nearest and dearest friends and check out the new Spin. They have seriously gone above and beyond, transforming themselves into a freaking complex. The metamorphosis is truly stunning. To herald the new day in Spin design, we contracted visual artist Bret Grafton to create this week's cover. And create he did! Check out page 23 for info on Bret's upcoming show at Center on Halsted, opening Friday, March 6.
And stay tuned for more info on Spin's upcoming anniversary!
On the anniversary tip, a tip of the hat to 3160 on their third anniversary!
Sundays are the new Saturdays ( which were, oddly enough, the even older Wednesday afternoons ) . Get nailed at Resurrection Sundays at Charlie's. DJ LuLu brings your fav club hits of yesteryear back from the dead along with lights by JT, $2 well drinks, $2 domestic bottles and $1 PBRs.
A few folks approached me expressing concern over Wild Pug's new GAYSIA night. My response to them was two-fold: 1 ) Lighten the fuck up; 2 ) Brainchild of DJ Oskar ( himself an actual, factual Asian person ) , GAYSIA caters to the hottest Asian men this side of, well, Asia... and their friends and well-wishers. No racism, just good ol' Asian fun... and dim sum. OK, maybe that was a little inappropriate.
The beat goes on at Scarlet with Amy's Dominatrix Night, now the first Wednesday of each month.
And I'm sorry I missed what looked like a great time at Hydrate for their Flirting For Disaster event. Kat brought back her usual 182,000 great pictures, llike this one of Alexandra St. James. Such a great self-promoter, that Alex. She can always get a plug in...