We’re excited, at long last, to feature Christopher Zeischegg at A Rrose in a Prose tomorrow! Christopher Zeischegg spent eight years working in the adult film industry as performer Danny Wylde. He’s been a contributor to The Feminist Porn Book, Best Sex Writing of the Year, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, and a variety of online […]
Happy Bisexual Pride Day! Are you one of us?
“Gay” looks like a large nation state, and “straight” looks like a whole continent, but “bi” is sort of like a sexual Micronesia.
I mistook its rustling slithers for the rumblings of your laughter.
Okay, so let’s talk about the term “queer.” How do you feel about its use as a self-identifier, as the “Q” in LGBTQ? I’ve noticed that it’s gendered: many of my female friends identify as queer, whether or not they seem to date other women. Yet guys like myself who are generally straight but occasionally […]
wake up to breakup – Obi Best in my living room
I had to get out of there and find better accommodations before I wound up torturing myself over whether I did or didn’t see her car in her parking space every night.
“Sleeves Where Legs Should Go” at the Down n Out Lit Fest I
Here is me, downtown at the Last Book Store, reading a poem that I was convinced might never see the light of day again.
“I Need Love” – the least romantic song of all time?
I love old-school L.L. Cool J, but man, this has to be the opposite of a love song. Who could possibly be wooed by these words? But where you at? You’re neither here or there. I swear I can’t find you anywhere. Damn sure you ain’t in my closet, or under my rug. This love search is really […]
This is a fantastic film, one of my faves, an adaptation of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, the Peter Weiss play that provided Arthur Lee of Love for some of the lyrics for “The Red Telephone,” as you […]
Obama, don’t flip-flop when it comes to the war.
I was trying to write something lighthearted, to cheer me up after the crushing defeat the Democrats brought upon themselves and us today when the Senate voted for the FISA bill. The thought struck me after reading the words of Howie Klein and company on Crooks and Liars that there’s another former musician/music curator, namely […]
I am going to miss the T.A.M.I. show tonight! But Riot on Sunset Strip is alright.
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’ve had a sore throat now for seven days or so and it has been one bad trip all the way through, especially now that I’ve run out of Naproxen. I wish someone would bash my brains out and put an end to the shreeeking, […]
Forever Changes – Best Album Ever?
I’m more or less an advocate of all things Angeleno, especially when it pertains to 60’s rock bands. And I have a special connection with Love–I was at Arthur Lee’s secret Love show at Spaceland, right when he got out of the joint, and saw him over a dozen times afterwards, including several shows at […]