Over the last decade, I’ve seen San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter grow into a vibrant, bustling enclave of hoity nightclubs, cachet eateries, posh hotels & [tavern-is-the-new-black] swilleries on what seems like every corner, all sandwiched between innumerous highrise condo and office buildings that continue to expand our internationally distinct skyline.
But for some – me included – all that growth birthed a scene that’s less ‘appealing date night destination’ and much more ‘don’t want to deal with wannabe NY snobs in some Universal Citywalk-like tourist mob.’ Seriously. Like Sweet Brown says, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” IMHO, going out downtown can be a production, one that requires brand name threads, a spray tan and a C-note or three. So, unless it’s a special function or fundraiser that I’m expected to attend, I usually stick to the more laid back, lightened-up joints in the villages. But that’s just me. Read More
Poor Ophelia was having a bit of a make-up crisis in the midst of the heat wave, so Aaron started this week’s show at our Urban Mo’s Copa Bar studio with the birthday boy himself, Producer Jay. We recapped our fun CityFest weekend, congratulated the new Stonewall Citizens Patrol Board of Directors and then spent some time dissecting this week’s BIG scandal: Water Fightgate & the Balboa Park Lily Pond vandalism. Then, Aaron got some exclusive details about San Diego American Flag Football League’s new 2013 calendar, SCORE, from the hunkalicious John Proctor, Russ Edra and league photographer Tom Weigand who gave us a little behind-the-scenes info on the calendar photo shoot, the Gay Bowl and the upcoming 2013 football season. SWAG ALERT: first two (2) people to comment on this webisode below (on the HSSS.tv site) will receive one of these limited edition calendars, compliments of He Said / sHe Said & SDAFFL! Read More
With Ophelia off on a river vacay to work on her tanlines, the fabulous Glitz Glam joined Aaron on set at our Urban Mo’s Copa Bar studio and brought along her amazing super friends, including the incomparable Grace Towers who joined us in the second segment for a boozy chat fest that was literally all over the map. We talked drag queens, Rupaul’s Drag Race, AIDS Walk San Diego, HIV stigma, breaking through barriers, Hillcrest Cityfest, Folsom Street Fair, DJ Shane Stiel, Nicky Awards, Chick-Fil-A, dunk tanks and, of course, more drag queens. Special thanks to Glitz & Grace for making our lil online talk show afternoon fun even funner. Make sure to keep your pets off the hot pavement this summer…it really is painful on their little paws! Read More
After the ladies finally arrived at the Brass Rail, the crew dove immediately into this week’s hot topics, starting with the big Chick-fil-A appreciation day, the Kiss-In and other events that have sprung up in response. Then, the talk turned to the Olympics and gold medalist Gabby Douglas’ hair. They also chatted about Curiosity’s Mars landing, personality traits that help you live longer, ejaculating & prostate cancer and athletes using marijuana. Don’t forget CityFest on August 12th and there’s still time to sign up for AIDS Walk San Diego! Read More