Ophelia rejoined Aaron at our Urban Mo’s Copa Bar studio after a couple of weeks away & it was like she never left. After gabbing about the drama on Big Brother, we dove right in to chat about CityFest & the dunk tank, the upcoming Nicky Awards, AIDS Walk San Diego, Bear Hair by Chuck, Aaron’s t-shirts from WearThatShirt.com, Ophelia’s drag family, Glitz Glam & Grace Towers, the San Diego American Flag Football League, Mama’s Kitchen, the passing of a well-known community friend, the heat wave + so much more.
At the last minute, Dustin ditched Ian, Amber & Alejandra at the Brass Rail studio to go stalk some girl he’s all about…so they decided to just do the show without him. And, boy were they chatty. First, they put some rumors to bed about last week’s Nicky Awards discussion, then they talked some more about Water Fightgate & the Lily Pond reconstruction efforts, STDs, inspirational celebrities, upcoming events to benefit AIDS Walk San Diego, ‘outing’ people as trans and the sad passing of Phyllis Diller. Read More
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