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August 7, 2013 #194

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Around the World in 80 Jays Jay Brannan Talks about “Shortbus,” Sinead O’Connor and His New EP

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On “Around the World in 80 Jays” (Nettwerk), out singer/songwriter takes listeners on a musical voyage. Singing in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian on the nine-song EP, Brannan steps out of his comfort zone to interpret songs by Selena (“Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”), Elisa (“Eppure Sentire”), Alex C. (“Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt”), Teri Moïse (“Les poèmes de Michelle”) and Rebekah Del Rio (“Llorando”). He also performs English language versions of songs by Patty Griffin, Sinead O’Connor and Gotye. Brannan, who first caught the attention of many via his performance in the movie “Shortbus” (in which he also got to sing), as well as his multiple musical YouTube videos, took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us at Guy Magazine. Gregg Shapiro: Cover tunes have long been a part of your repertoire, from your YouTube videos to your In Living Cover disc to the “Around the World in 80 Jays” EP. How did the concept for this new covers collection come about? Jay Brannan: I’ve been so lucky to do tons of touring internationally since I started getting to play shows and travel beginning around 2007. I’ve had the opportunity to play in all sorts of other countries across Europe and South America and Africa and Australia. One of the things that’s become sort of a tradition is to learn a song in the language of the place I’m visiting. My friend John Cameron Mitchell, the director of “Shortbus,” suggested that way back when. It became something that I started doing that I really love doing because I’m actually very interested in foreign language in general. People respond really well to it. I thought about recording some of those foreign language covers for a really long time but it was such a crazy idea that I figured I’d never get the chance to do it. Eventually I just decided, what the fuck, I’ve always just done what I want, who cares if it makes sense or not [laughs]. Would you say that you are comfortable enough to converse in any of the languages in which you sing? No, absolutely not. I definitely cannot speak any of those languages conversationally. I’ve taken lessons in several of them. I’m obsessed with foreign language. I have been since I was a child. It was one of the few things I had an attention span for in school. I can use it for travel purposes and stuff,

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but I couldn’t have an actual conversation. I understand probably more than I let on. I can follow what people are talking about, not necessarily what they are saying exactly. Honestly, my pronunciation is probably absolutely horrible. It’s a shameless thing [laughs] but I plowed through regardless of whether I should or not. It’s admirable that you made the effort. [Laughs] The thing is, people really do appreciate it. They almost get more enjoyment out of the fact that I’m butchering their language by giving it a shot. There’s a comical element to it. Have you ever had the chance to meet Patty Griffin or Sinead O’Connor, both of whom you cover on Around the World in 80 Jays? No, I haven’t. I have been Tweeted by Sinead O’Connor. JAY BRANNAN continues on page 19 guymagtube


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JAY BRANNAN continues from page 16 With so much to choose from when it comes to songs by Patty Griffin and Sinead O’Connor, how did you go about selecting (O’Connor’s) “Black Boys On Mopeds” and (Griffin’s) “Top of the World” for the EP? Sinead O’Connor is one of my absolute favorites. I didn’t really become acquainted with her until way after everybody else, maybe five years ago. I realized how incredible she is. Her repertoire is relatively new to me and there are several songs that discovered that I wanted to sing and that was one of them. I like the simplicity of that song and the melody of it. The tone of her voice makes anything sound celestial. “Top of the World” is the second Patty Griffin song that I’ve done. I knew the Dixie Chicks version before I heard Patty’s. It’s a great song. It’s a newer cover I learned and I was into it at the time. Plus there’s the whole conceptual geographic element to the EP. Sinead O’Connor, who had the biggest hit of her career with a cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” has also regularly included cover tunes in her set-lists. As a songwriter yourself, can you please say something about the role that other people’s songs play in your creative life? Honestly, it took me a while to warm up to doing cover songs. When I first started, I always wanted to be a musician, but there was a part of me that felt like it wouldn’t be authentic to have a career where you just sing other people’s songs. That’s why I didn’t pursue it until years later. I somehow found myself actually writing my own material. It was so important for me to do original songs. I’m kind of a slow writer and I like singing more than I do writing. So I started doing cover songs as a way to keep singing, because my writing didn’t really keep up with my singing and desire to make more videos and to perform. There are so many great songs out there that speak to you or sound great in your voice so they feel good passing through your vocal cords. There is also a certain level of self-consciousness or vulnerability that is stripped away. When you’re singing someone else’s song, you know it’s a good song. You’re not evaluating it. You don’t have to perform it thinking, “I hate this song today. Or everyone’s thinking these words are so stupid.” None of that is an issue.

[Laughs] Definitely not like Patty Griffin. I haven’t had any Top 40 Jay Brannan covers. But yes, I’ve seen lots of covers on YouTube which has been surreal over the years. Very flattering. A lot of people do “Soda Shop,” and “Housewife.” Honestly, people have covered a lot of them. Which is amazing and surreal, to think that anybody had heard of my songs, let alone know the words and want to perform it on YouTube. What would it mean to you if a cover version of one of your songs became a hit? It would be awesome, depending on who did it and how they did it. It could come out in a way that you feel good about, but it could also come out in a way that you feel betrayed. It could go either way, but I’m sure it would be pretty exciting. You mentioned writer/director John Cameron Mitchell. Is there any chance that we’ll see you again on screen? I hope so. I get to audition every now and then. I’ve been very lucky working consistently in music since “Shortbus” came out. I’m constantly traveling and working on new projects musically, so I’m not around a lot to go on auditions and stuff. It would definitely be exciting to do more acting work.

Patty Griffin, on the other hand, has had her biggest hits with other people’s covers of her songs. Are you aware of other people covering your songs?

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THE WEEK

Madonna-Rama, A Snowshow in Miami and OneRepublic ____________________ ____________________ Thursday

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Grease is the Word o In 1971, a little Broadway musical named “Grease” was born. The production invited viewers to travel back in time to the 1950s to reminisce the days of greasers, sock hops and teenage rebellion, because why not? 1978 saw the release of John Travolta’s last good feature film, based on the 1971 production of the same name, which brought the songs up to “cult” status. Thanks to the film, “Summer Loving” has been covered more times than Anthony Weiner’s weiner, and Olivia Newton-John is still touring (surprisingly enough). The film went on to surpass the stage production in terms of popularity and revenue, but the musical has still seen its fair share of revivals, making it Broadway’s fourteenth longest-running show. Running until August 9. 8 p.m. Parker Playhouse. 707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale, 33304.

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Galanga’s New Happy Hour o Check out Galanga’s new happy hour from 5-7 p.m, Monday through Friday to take advantage of $5 saketinis, $4 beers, $5 appetizers and $10 entrees in the elegance of the Wilton Drive spot. The restaurant may be under new ownership, but it offers up some serious competition, including one of the community’s favorite deals: two-forone lunches (weekdays with the purchase of two beverages). The restaurant offers a variety of Thai dishes and sushi rolls to customers, as well as catering deals for virtually any occasion. Galanga is a great place to catch up with friends over dinner or drinks, but the contrasting sleekness and comfort of the space itself makes it a versatile spot for any event. Open 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. for dinner (open til 11 on weekends). Galanga Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar. 2389 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

Alabama: Back to the Bowery oAmerican rock/country band Alabama is now in their 40th year of making music: That’s a little over two Justin Biebers if you need some sort of unit of time to fully grasp the longevity of their career. Alabama was formed by cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry who grew up together in – you guessed it – Fort Payne, Alabama. The band decided they wanted to pursue music full-time in 1973, quit their day jobs, and moved to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. There, they landed a gig playing at The Bowery for the summer as the house band with little to no pay (they lived primarily off of tips). Now, 40 years later, the band has reunited in their “Back to the Bowery” tour, returning to their roots (they even kicked off the tour at The Bowery) and their fans. 8 p.m. Hard Rock. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 33314.

DILFs Aplenty oDILFs aren’t exactly a dime a dozen in South Florida. There are a lot of profiles to sift through on Grindr, Growlr and Scruff, so cut to the chase and come out to Bill’s DILF Levi Leather Cruise night. While leather is not a requirement, it is definitely encouraged. Remember, first impressions are everything. A $5 cover enters you in a raffle with a chance to win up to $500. Sounds by DJ Herbie James. 9 p.m. Bill’s Filling Station. 2209 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305. THE WEEK continues on page 34

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Madonna-Rama oMadonna’s birthday (08/16) is essentially a holiday within the gay community. This year Madge turns 55 (allegedly), and The Manor is honoring the “material girl” with their own Madonnathemed party, called “Madonna-Rama.” Not to be confused with Bananarama, Madonna-Rama will feature a video and music tribute to the queen of pop, with a guest DJ sed by Ed Bailey and special drag performances by Erika Norell and crew. In the Noche Latina room, celebrate Champagne Bordeaux’s birthday party with hostess Viva Mirage and DJ Larry Larr. $3 Iced teas, and as always, no cover. 10:30 p.m. The Manor. 2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

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Snow in Miami oIn a very confusing analogy, Variety states “Snowshow is to clowning what Cirque du Soleil is to circus.” Basically, Snowshow is a creation of Slava, one of the original clown pioneers of Cirque du Soleil. The production has been compared to a cross between Cirque du soleil and Blue Man Group, blending a whimsical atmosphere with comedy, music and snow. Yes, actual snow. This year’s production is a follow-up to last year’s sold-out performances in over 80 cities around the world including New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Hong Kong and more. See what The Times is calling an“unmissable” production that’s fun for all ages. After all, you’re never too old for the circus, right? Right? 7 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center. 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 33132.

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OneRepublic oYou may remember OneRepublic from their 2007 single, “Apologize,” most likely the reremixed version from Timbaland that received major play on radio stations across the world. It seemed as if the world was Timbaland’s oyster in 2007, with singles “Give It to Me,” “The Way I Are” and “Apologize” all climbing the charts from his album “Shock Value.” OneRepublic’s single “Apologize” broke many records, including the biggest radio airplay in the history of Billboard’s North American Pop Music category, going on to reach number one in 16 different countries including Germany, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden (aka the kings and queens of pop music) and more. The band, now touring in support of their third studio album, “Native,” has been working on the LP, insisting that they refuse to rush it, saying it “has to literally be the best thing we’ve ever done.” While the sales of “Apologize” beg to differ, the album was received well by most critics, and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, making it their first top 10 album ever. 7:30 p.m. Hard Rock. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 33314.

Latinos Salud: New Look, New Faces, New Services

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oFounded in 2008, Latinos Salud aims to “create a safe space for Latino gay guys and their partners to find friends, support, and resources.” The organization also provides programs that give guys resources needed for avoiding HIV, or to live a healthier lifestyle with it. Latinos Salud offers a variety of services for the community including life coaching, peer leadership groups, HIV rapid testing and more. Check out their newly renovated space, and for any additional information visit them online at latinossalud.org. Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Latinos Salud. 2330 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

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Game On oHosted by local drag celeb Nikki Adams and VJ Barry Browder, Alibi is offering the community something different this summer: A two-monthlong summer game night. The event, known as “Alibi Feud,” is the bar’s answer to trivia and game nights on the drive, with two games taking place each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy $4 Skyy cocktails. 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Alibi. 2266 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

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DINING

The Top Weekly Dining Deals This Summer by

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Tarpon Bend’s $5 Burger oTarpon Bend is one of Fort Lauderdale’s best

kept secrets. Well, it was, until they opened a second location in Coral Gables. Aside from their killer seafood, Tarpon Bend has excellent burgers. On Mondays, the restaurant offers up those delicious bad boys for just 5 bucks with purchase of any beverage, which is a deal considering it’s a 10 oz burger, made fresh daily. The name of the night says it all: Big Cheese for Little Buck. 5 p.m. and on. Tarpon Bend. 200 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, 33301.

Taco Tuesday oTaco Tuesday has virtually become a national

holiday. It’s essentially just another excuse for people to drink margaritas and eat large quantities of tacos, and really, who can blame them? While every Mexican restaurant has their own version of the weekly celebration, our personal favorites are T-Mex in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Rocco’s Tacos on Las Olas and any Tijuana Flats location you so desire. T-Mex does two-for-one tacos, Rocco’s offers an all-you-can-eat deal for $15, and Tijuana Flats serves up two tacos, chips and a drink for $5. The tacos are flavorful at each establishment – it just depends on how hungry you are. T-Mex Cantina: 954-463-2003. 204 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Rocco’s Tacos: 954-524-9550. 1313 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Tijuana Flats: Various locations. Visit tijuanaflats.com for more information.

Sunday Brunch at Rosie’s oRosie’s Bar & Grill is a self-proclaimed place

to “see and be seen,” especially during Sunday brunch. The term “brunch” was first used by writer Guy Beringer in an issue of British magazine, Punch, to describe a “Sunday meal for Saturday-night carousers.” The original use of the word is still pretty accurate. A good chunk of people that you’ll see at Rosie’s on a Sunday are going to be familiar faces if you too were out the previous night. The Fat Elvis is essentially everything you would want on your plate after a night of bar-hopping: A ripe banana, covered in crunchy peanut butter, stuffed in challah guymag.net

bread, rolled in French toast mix, fried, and topped with whipped cream and syrup. The entirety of the brunch menu is fresh and and delicious (the $3 Bloody Marys and $5 Mimosas don’t hurt either), so get there before it ends at 2 p.m.! We’re pretty sure Beringer would approve of a modern day brunch. Rosie’s Bar & Grill. 954-563-0123. 2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

Lunch at Rumors oAfter Rumors Bar & Grill opened their new

kitchen, it didn’t take long for word to spread: It was delicious, fresh, and open daily. If you’re looking for typical bar food, you won’t find it here. Yes, there are still the bar food staples – fries, onion rings, nachos, burgers, wings, etc. But they also serve up some truly diverse grub: Alligator bites with an apricot plum sauce (a spicy version is also available), gouda mac and cheese nuggets, fresh salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps and more. The menu can accommodate pretty much any of your needs, ranging from a light, health-conscious choice to a heavier, savory meal, making it a great option for lunch. With the purchase of any lunch entree (Monday through Friday), you get a free alcoholic beverage, so if you’re hungry and thirsty, this is your new favorite spot. Rumors Bar & Grill. 2426 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 33305.

Wine Down Wednesdays at Dapur o“Tapas” is a fancy way of saying small plates

(or “appetizers” as we used to call them), and at Dapur, the plates are flying out of the kitchen. The menu is a fusion of Asian foods, with everything ranging from Korean BBQ ribs to kobe beef sliders which have ditched the traditional bun and replaced it with crispy rice patties instead. The sushi bar gets creative without being too unfamiliar (seriously, who would think to combine pineapple and strawberries with tuna?), and the selection of sake is nothing short of phenomenal. On Wednesdays, Dapur offers something special to get you through your hump day: Wine Down Wednesdays. As the name implies, the lounge is really trying to help you wind down, relax, and enjoy a bottle of wine – at half price. It doesn’t get much better than that. Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge. 954-306-2663. 1620 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 33305.

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15) NAKED GRAPE 2163 Wilton Drive Wilton manors 16) NEW MOON 2440 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

11) LIPS 1421 E Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park

12)THE MANOR COMPLEX 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

7) DEPOT CABANA BAR AND GRILL (Recently closed) 2935 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale

4) BOOM 2232 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

8) DUDES 3270 NE 33rd St Fort Lauderdale

14) MONKEY BUSINESS 2740 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale

10) JOHNNY’S 1116 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale

6) CUBBY HOLE 823 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale

2) BILL’S FILLING STATION 2209 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

3) BOARDWALK 1721 N Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale

13) MONA’S 502 E Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale

9) INFINITY LOUNGE 2184 WIlton Drive Wilton Manors

5) CORNER PUB 1915 N Andrews Ave Wilton Manors

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20) RUMORS BAR & GRILL 2426 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

19) ROSIE’S BAR & GRILL 2449 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

18) RAMROD 1508 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale

17) PJ’S CORNER POCKET 924 North Flagler Drive Wilton Manors

24) THE STABLE 205 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale

27) VILLAGE PUB 2283 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors

26) TROPICS 2000 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 22) SIDELINES (Closed for August) 2031 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors 23) SMARTY PANTS 2400 E Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale

25) TORPEDO 2829 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale 21) SCANDALS SALOON 3073 NE 6th Ave Wilton Manors


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San Antonio, Texas The Alamo Is Just the Beginning By Robert Elias Deaton

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“Remember the Alamo” is more than a battle cry in San Antonio, Texas. It’s a way of life in America’s eighth largest city (with a population of 1,200,000). Of course, the Alamo (300 Alamo Plaza) is the most popular tourist attraction in town, and a trip to the mission is de rigueur for anyone visiting. This is more than the place where Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie lost their lives defending Texas’s independence against the Mexicans. It has come to stand as a symbol of resistance despite impossible odds. And, truth be told, it is an inspiring place. But that certainly is not the beginning and end of San Antonio tourist sights. Our personal favorite is the River Walk, which is a network of walkways that meander along next to the San Antonio River, one level below the street. It extends from the Alamo to the Rivercenter Mall (a shopping center with an AMC Theater); past the Arneson River Theater, a 600-seat outdoor arena whose stage is on the opposite side of the river from the audience seats; along Marriage Island (which is an islet in the river used for weddings: and past La Villita Historic Arts Village (which was originally an Indian settlement and became one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods). Further along River Walk is the remnants of HemisFair ’68, a world’s fair whose themed character was a dragon named Luther, created by Sid Krofft. Krofft later reinvented Luther as the character H.R. Pufnstuf, who was the star of his own NBC series. River Walk continues to flow next to the Tower Life Building (home to the first Sears, Roebuck store in the city), the San Antonio Museum of Art (housed in the original Lone Star Brewery) and ends in the now closed Pearl Brewery (currently guymag.net

being redeveloped by new owners into a residential and retail site). Okay, when you’re thinking gay nightclubs in San Antonio, your choices are lead by Bonham Exchange (411 Bonham). Five dance bars in one, each with its own d.j., Bonham Exchange is large, loud, and full of go-go boys who wear next to nothing—just like you love it. Bar crawl alert: the drinks at Bonham Exchange are STRONG. Yes, even for you. While we’re talking go-go, the boys are sizzling hot at Heat (15 N Main Ave) where the ultimate White Party is held next Saturday, August 17. For those into leather, run, do not walk, to the Annex (330 San Pedro Ave) where on Friday and Saturday nights, leather rules. This is, of course, still Texas, the state where the two-step rules. The cowboys come out to play at Silver Dollar Saloon (1812 N Main Ave), where country music is the sound of choice. Expect plenty of cowboy boots and hats among the men who call the Silver Dollar home. Yes, there are drag shows, and yes, there is pool, but the real entertainment is on the dance floor. Flying into San Antonio from Fort Lauderdale is easy enough with a connecting flight on United Airlines through Houston, Texas, for an inexpensive round-trip fare under $300. Getting to San Antonio and enjoying the place is a given. Still, Texas is a state that does not recognize same-sex marriages, and has paid the price in tourism dollars because of it. Many in the LGBT community have insisted that travel to Texas be boycotted. We, at Guy Magazine, recommend you not only travel to Texas, you prove to Texans that you find them great despite their politics. Lead by example.

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Guy Magazine Issue 194  

South Florida's Premier Gentlemen's Entertainment Magazine

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