Alanis Morissette’s The Storm Before The Calm

When I think “meditation album,” I think of monks ringing dinner bells, whales mating and Enya moaning. Alanis Morissette’s new meditation album, The Storm Before The Calm, is shockingly exactly that. I thought the diva who brought movie theater blow jobs to Top 40 radio in the 90’s might bring something new to New Age,…

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Morgan Reese’s Letters From The Invisible Girl

This Memorial Day weekend I had outdoor dinner plans with friends that got postponed a week due to thunderstorms and Cocoa Brown cancelled her standup show at my hometown comedy club due to a family emergency. Being desperate for some fun, I turned to Spotify to cheer me up and she didn’t disappoint when she…

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My Second Annual Divas Playlist

2021 has been a busy year. I spent a large chunk of free time searching out new-to-me divas to follow like Babygirl, Taylor Alxndr, Girl In Red, and Litany. A few of my prolific divas like Donna De Lory, Paula Cole, Natalie Imbruglia and Tori Amos dropped highly-anticipated (by me) albums. Most surprising, Debbie Gibson…

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Twinnie’s Hollywood Gypsy Reimagined EP

I’m a total whore for autographed merch. I discovered Twinnie because she had autographed copies of her album Hollywood Gypsy on her website and that convinced me to check out her music, which I’m glad I did. I was seven months late for the party but better late than never. A month after my original…

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Babygirl’s Lovers Fevers

As mentioned in my last Alanis post, my divas haven’t been putting out new music, causing me to spend time searching for old albums and new-to-me divas. Again it’s Canadians that rescued me from the doldrums of tired tunes. Spotify recommended Toronto-based Babygirl’s 2018 Lovers Fevers EP to me a few weeks ago and I…

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Alanis

What’s a gay to do when he finds himself in a drought? No, not the environmental or sexual kinds, much worse, diva withdrawal. It’s been almost two months since I’ve bought new music. Most of my divas have gone into a COVID hibernation, a few have released a single here and there, but that doesn’t…

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My First Annual Divas Playlist

In my darkest days, music has always been the light at the end of the tunnel. My divas always know the right thing to sing and brightened my spirits in concert. This year a few of my old-school divas put out albums and I had time to discover some new-to-me divas. This year wasn’t the…

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Maria Mena’s They Never Leave Their Wives

I hope with an album title like They Never Leave Their Wives, you weren’t planning to listen while relaxing in the bath tub with candles lit and a glass of chardonnay, unless you were planing on throwing a toaster in with you. Staying on brand, Maria Mena’s new album is just as full of angst…

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Floyd

A few months ago, one of the divas I follow, Kris Angelis, announced a virtual performance with other artists on the Road Nation’s Twitch station. I never heard of Road Nation before but they do free virtual indie-artist concerts every Tuesday and Thursday. Many are female artists which is a huge draw for me and…

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Lindsay Ell

The thing I miss most during this whole Coronavirus thing is going to concerts and buying merch to get autographed afterward. The pandemic is allowing me time to find new divas though, last week I found Twinnie on Spotify. When I go to buy a new diva’s album (since streams don’t even earn them a…

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