Oh hell, just watch. The devotion between Johnny and June is apparent as he sings this astonishingly sweet hymn of love and goodbyes. Watch ’til the end and pass the Kleenex. Trust, this is the best Thanksgiving video you’ll see all day.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The holiday season has officially begun, so Tammie Brown and I are celebrating for a new episode of #JohnPollySays! She’s divulging the secrets of “chispas!” (Sparks!) We talk Santa Claus Vs. Jesus! The Three Wise Men vs. Shepherds! And offer Christmas greetings in many (okay, maybe 2-1/2) languages.
And then best of all, Tammie Brown (with her cute/handsome guitarist Michael Catti) sing one of their original holiday songs, “Coal in You Stocking.” It is a new holiday classic. And it’s also magical!
For more yuletide surprises, come see Tammie’s live “Holliday Sparkles” show in West Hollywood (which is in Los Angeles, kids) this Sunday evening! It’s at Fubar, doors open at 7pm, it’s a mere $15, and it’s sweeter and more intoxicating that a rum-spiked eggnog .
SO… Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Joyous Kwanzaa! Be nice and love each other! (Oh, and follow me and Tammie Brown on Twitter if you’re feeling festive!)
As far as RuPaul’s Drag Race Reunions go, this first one may be my favorite. It’s certainly the one with most yelling, tears, dragcusations, fussing and to-die-for lines. RuPaul pops off on just about ALL the queens about learning to own your own fierceness; Shannel lets the judges have it, Ongina cries, Jade & Rebecca spar then hug, Akashia has a stain, cries, laughs it off like a champ, then grabs Santino’s ass — and yes… Tammie Brown, tries to keep it clean and then utters a line that still shatters me (in the best possible way). It really is all about WALKING. CHILDREN. IN. NATURE. Shut it down. Game over. Bless us all.
So this Monday before Thanksgiving, let me express my heartfelt thanks and respect to all the Season 1 queens. They set the standard! And before you get tripped out on the days of Stove Top stuffing looming ahead, please ingest this week’s Extra Lap Recap. It features the most special guest EVER: Tammie Brown herself! And it also features many new gay ways to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Like TRANSGIVING! (I stole that one from RuPaul.)
And then… go peep this teensy little RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 teaser promo of about 10 seconds of Ru vamping up a pretty mess all over the floor. Season 6, like winter, IS COMING!!!
And if you missed the Season 1 Reunion ranting and revelry, just go watch at LogoTV.com. Then, say grace so we can eat.
Bright Light Bright Light is the music moniker of Rod Thomas, a super-talented Welsh-born musican who cranks out blissfully danceable 90s-infused-Brit-flavored pop music, and I loooove him. He’s been fawned over by Elton John (who’s a big fan), snagged admirers like Michael Stipe, collaborates with Scissor Sister Del Marquis, and he’s toured Europe with Ellie Goulding. And the music? Very Erasure meets M People meets Robyn, with lots of sentimental sweeping melodies and bad-ass booty-thumping beats.
ANYWAY… Rod debuted BrightLightx2′s latest video in NYC night before last (“In Your Care” — it’s gorgeous; see it below), and in less than two weeks he’ll kick off his first tour of the West Coast. (He also DJs and is known in his current home of London for the 90s-fueled thumper “Another Night” at Vogue Fabrics in Dalston.) First off he hits the Bootleg in L.A. on Dec. 3rd, then Cafe du Nord in San Francisco on Dec. 5th, he’ll DJ at Dickslap at the Eagle in SF on Dec. 7th, then hit the Nark Party at Seattle’s Neighbors on Dec. 13th. Go see him! You heart and soul-loving soul will thank you.
Stand back, American Horror Story: Coven devotees and worshippers of the rock’s greatest witch queen, ‘cuz Ms. Stevie Nicks has arrived on set to shoot her guest appearance in an upcoming episode. AHS creator Ryan Murphy just tweeted this pic, and happy little sorceresses all over the planet just felt their shawls tingle. Queerty & EW have further news about the storyline. (Stevie will play herself, basically ‘cuz no pretend-witch could be fiercer.)
H. Alan Scott is a funny comedian, sweet guy, and adorbably smart fella and for a while has been posting/Instagramming about his bout with testicular cancer. And now in a new video he made with the good folks at Act.MTV.com, he’s helping raise awareness about the cause, Movember, and Justin Bieber’s balls.
And yup, it’s Movember when well-meaning guys across America grow ‘staches to raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancer. I mean, moustaches and balls go together (if you ask me), so I fully support this cause. Go find out more, follow Alan’s fight, and develop a crush on him here. And join his Movember moustache ride for the greater good. Then start examining your own balls. NOW! Get a friend to help! Your life could depend on it.
This is it! The big moment! And I’m recapping it kids! Yes, this week’s Extra Lap Recap swooshes through the final real episode of the season, culminating in the crowning of RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s first winner EVER! Plus, brace yourself from recap guests stars Cazwell, choreographer Ryan Heffington, Romy & Michele and… RUPAUL!!!
Yes, squirrelfriends… This week I get the world’s most fabulous surprise visit from RuPaul herself. It’s like he was waterskiing on Lake Titicaca, tossed aside the tow-rope and just glided right into my little studio. So WATCH!!! It’s quick and dirty — just like you like it!!!
And next week, I’ll be re-hashing the Season 1 ReUnion which is stuffed with all kinds of pre-Thanksgiving drama. It’s like a “scorn-o-plenty!” And for the very last Lost Season Ru-Vealed recap, I’ve got another extra-special guest coming. Watch out, Tootsie Lu!!!!
Oh, and if you need to watch this week’s big glittery finale and crowning to catch up first, do it at LogoTV.com.
Near the end of every season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, there comes an episode of flashbacks, never-before-seen video, highlights, auditon reels and other bodacious stuff that didn’t fit in the regular episodes. It’s lovingly referred to as “the clip show” and Season One’s was a gem! So, in this week’s Extra Lap Recap I’m giving you my own little flashback recap, and doling out awards to some of this season’s most stellar queens. And I’m also celebrating many many many legendary drag sisters out there in the queendom-at-large who have worked hard through the years to make drag a bold, vibrant and f**king fantastic part of our herstory. (To any legends I left out… I RuPaulogize already!)
ALSO THIS WEEK: I eat a chili dog and get slippery with some petroleum jelly. ‘Cuz why not? It was that kind of weekend.
If you’ve not yet spooked this week’s full Drag Race episode, steer your stirrup pants over to LogoTV.com and enjoy the ride. And then get ready: Next week it’s gonna get downright FINALE-tastic up in these parts. XOXO!