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Rock & Royalty
You'll find more thorough coverage of last night's surprise appearance of Pete Townshend at the Austin Music Awards elsewhere, but GP wanted to weigh in with a quick li'l howdy and a "We Were There" and a we are so glad we were.

8:21AM Thu. Mar. 15, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Ode to M'Lady (and Her Kin)
Well, not my lady as it were, because for one night a year (and the year's worth of days that it takes to pull the damn thing together), this lady belongs to all of Austin.

Call it a blow job; I'll continue to call it a blog – no matter – please indulge me as I wax in honor of a dear friend for one moment. Of course I speak of mentor, soul-sister, and Austin Music Awards maven Margaret Moser.

7:16AM Thu. Mar. 15, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Nah, we aren't getting up on stage and tho-in' down (though we could) (and don't you wish), but we will be out and about tonight.

Here are our Wednesday recos:

11:19AM Wed. Mar. 14, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

L Upon L on SL
Whooo, you know you been staring at the scan lines a li'l too intently when you get a dispatch from a Hottie McHotterpants andro babe in a parallel universe. We hand this GP blog entry over to our sweet pal, Memory Harker (click above the pic to see more pics!):

Here's a big pixelated "Howdy" to y'all from the interactive online world called Second Life, where Showtime's The L Word has been become (virtual) reality and supports a growing and diverse community of the show's fans from all over the meatspace world. Unlike the barren structures visited upon the Second Life world by most real-life corporate behemoths, the lovely L Word island incorporates a variety of local culture (Barnes' Boutique! Shiny Things!) in its mixed retail/residential plans and has greeters on hand to make you feel right at home among the denizens of this nascent matrix. Feel like chatting, dancing, shopping, or just lounging around the Planet cafe? Come on in, and see for yourself!

9:06AM Wed. Mar. 14, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

ABC Kicks Everyone's Ass in the Headline Race
How else would they title a story about a gay (former NBA) basketball player who recently inked an endorsement deal to pimp bald-head razors?

1:39PM Mon. Mar. 12, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Brothers Gonna Pull It Out?
Well so much for that Theory. What does all this mean for D.L. Hughley?

12:48AM Mon. Mar. 12, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

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Spider House Is Home
Endorsed, adored, and sealed with the Kate & K8 kiss of le'gaypproval, it's the patio coffee-shop-by-day/hipster-bar- by-night, where queer writers (my office equals wobbly table outside) can snag some wireless and frothy coffee drinks slung by queer kids, family, sigh, who put a little extra, well, love into it.

Spider House: Queer friendly and so hot right now. So hot.

12:37AM Mon. Mar. 12, 2007, Kate Getty Read More | Comment »

It's Like She Was Reading Our Horns
If Sarah Silverman can let go of the Brad Pitt quote about gay marriage, I guess we can defer to her about the Unicorns.

Austin expat Tig appeared in a recent episode of The Sarah Silverman Program as a hot cop for whom Sarah has the … hots.

11:43PM Sun. Mar. 11, 2007, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

The Mountain Goats Gruff
The first time I heard John Darnielle's voice, he ripped my heart out and made me cry cubicle tears. It was that voice – kinda nasally, totally passionate – that moved me. At the time, I streamed Seattle radio to my mouse-click of a job, an act of silent headphone rebellion that aided in my rapidly diminishing sanity. Perhaps it was my attempt at irony, the rainy-day radio station mocking the utter beige quality of my paper work-day. Perhaps it was even ironic that it was raining that day in Austin, where I was listening to the Mountain Goats, Darnielle's band, which is really just him and a few rotating friends and musicians; this time he was appearing solo, an umbrella morning, and Darnielle plucking acoustic, rainy-day, not-quite-love songs in the KEXP studio.

Toward the end of his live set, he unfolded a piece of paper (you could hear the crinkle if you craned your ear a bit) and cleared his throat to perform a song he had written a few nights before. It was unpracticed; you could tell he was still trying it on for size, stretching into the cozy corners of where the art really comes from. But it was simple and beautiful, perhaps ironic or prolific or dramatic enough to bring actual tears to my eyes. His lyrics were new to him, but spoken like his dreams must've had no other soundtrack for the past week. I remember, at that moment, thinking, wow, that John Darnielle; he really puts himself out there.

I told him so.

11:28PM Sun. Mar. 11, 2007, Kate Getty Read More | Comment »

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