Author Archives: Dave

Tori Amos’ Native Invader Deluxe

When I think of the divas I discovered in the 90’s, Tori Amos is one of the first to come to mind. Her raw emotional singing and heart wrenching lyrics on her album Little Earthquakes shook me to my closeted core. Finally a diva who sang about a darker time and understood that everything wasn’t…

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Doria Roberts

I recently discovered a new diva to follow when I was on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, none of my divas were touring in the area, so I decided to check out a new one instead. I’m glad I did. I went to see Doria Roberts in concert at The City Winery and was completely…

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Atlanta Or Bust

My partner and I had a week off this month and were looking for somewhere to go on vacation. My partner suggested Atlanta, Georgia for a couple reasons. First they have good public transportation (neither of us like to drive when on vacation), secondly it was more in the path of the eclipse than Connecticut,…

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Paula Cole’s Ballads

I’m a huge Paula Cole fan as I’ve stated from time to time in this blog, from how I first became a fan to her incredible performing style. Paula’s new album Ballads is a personal ode to her first love, American jazz and folk music. In honor of it’s release, I’d also like to take this opportunity…

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Alexander Jean’s High Enough EP

There have been a few updates since I posted my Alexander Jean’s Head High EP post. First, BC Jean and Mark Ballas, who make up Alexander Jean, are now a married writing and recording duo. Secondly, after having seen them in concert, I can say that they are beyond talented and so much fun live. BC Jean is the reason I…

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Katy Perry’s Witness

In my gay opinion, it’s hard to remember a time when Katy Perry wasn’t a household name. I can’t believe it’s been almost a decade since Katy began dominating the charts. I remember being in my car on the way to hang out with friends when I first heard “I Kissed A Girl” and I knew I…

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Ingrid Michaelson’s Alter Egos EP

I’m a big fan of Ingrid Michaelson as well as her album It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense. I was lucky enough to catch her in concert for the first time when she was on tour supporting the album and she didn’t disappoint. When I heard that she was going to team up with other…

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Rogue + Jaye’s Pent Up

Over the years many of my divas have teamed up with male singers to form talented pairings. Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet, Jennifer Paige and Coury Palermo, BC Jean and Mark Ballas, and now Courtney Jaye with Zach Rogue formed their duo Rogue + Jaye. These are the only times that male musicians have made their…

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How Much Is My Gay Booty Worth?

In my gay opinion, moving sucks. I’ve moved a couple times in the past few years and with each move I downsize and get rid of stuff I no longer use. However there have been a few items that I just haven’t been able to bare to part with until now. Back in the day,…

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