I decided, on a whim, to buy a PlayStation 2. Needless to say, I spent the better part of the weekend rolling over things while playing 'We Love Katamari,' a DIVINE game from Namco for the PS2.
You basically roll over things with a ball called a 'katamari.' As you roll over small things, they stick to your katamari, making it bigger. Eventually, it's big enough to roll over people, cars, mountains, continents, you name it. For some strange reason it's addicting. Must be that God complex I have.
But honestly, the soundtrack is the superstar of this game. It's a delightful romp through Japanese Pop goodness. Sugary sweet at times, Punk and jumpy at others, it's a CD I'd buy if I saw it on the racks. There's a track called 'Everlasting Love' from a J-Pop singer named Alisa Yuriko Durbrow that sounds like a bubble-gum Rock song from the '80s. Except most of it is in Japanese.
Gerri Halliwell brought a baby girl into this world recently. Yes, the Spice Girls are still out there multiplying at a fast clip. But what makes Miss Halliwell's baby so unique is the name: Bluebell Madonna Halliwell. I almost spit out my tea when I saw that this morning. That poor, poor child. I feel for her, I really do.
I'm not going to stop writing about this piece of fluff until I know for sure, but rumors are flying around that Star Jones might be leaving The View. And here I was, hoping for a Rosie vs. Star Celebrity Smackdown. If you read Rosie's blog ( rosie.com ) , there is a post called Star View. It's worth hunting around the March archives for it. Also check out Rosie's blog for pix from the Madonna concert in LA.
On to another bit of randomness... America's Next Top Model is Danielle! You don't know how happy that makes me. After they axed Furonda, I knew it was going to be Danielle. Her walk is fierce, her gap tooth smile is beautiful, and she's really tall. I see a Tyra in the making. The only bad news about knowing the winner is that this season is over, and we will have to wait for another to start. Cycle 7 cannot come fast enough.
I'm heading to New York City in June for Broadway Bares, an annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. It's a great not-for-profit fundraising and grant making organization that raises money for people with AIDS, HIV, and HIV related illnesses. I'm told this event is white hot, and I cannot wait to see it. For more information, visit broadwaycares.org .
And last but not least, Ripley Caine, singer, songwriter, and my favorite co-judge on of the Windy City Gay Idol, is holding her CD release party at Martyr's on Saturday July 1 at 10p.m. Her latest work is called 'The Logic Of Love' and I can't wait to hear it. Listen for an upcoming interview with her on WindyCityQueerCast.com .
With you in 4/4,