[OutVoice] OutVoice Digest, Vol 66, Issue 3

Paul Allgood wedlockmusic at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 13:07:41 EDT 2011


Happy BDay Len.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM, <outvoice-request at outvoice.net> wrote:

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>   1. QMH for April 2011: Straight Artists, Queer Songs  ? The
>      1960?s (jddoyle1)
>   2. Warm Wishes (Bill Northrup)
>   3. sigh - Remembering Don Hill of DON HILL'S, NYC
>      (themusenyc at aol.com)
>   4. Re: Don Hill (Zecca)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun,  3 Apr 2011 13:55:22 -0500
> From: jddoyle1 <jddoyle1 at aol.com>
> To: outvoice at outvoice.net
> Subject: [OutVoice] QMH for April 2011: Straight Artists, Queer Songs
>        ? The 1960?s
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> QMH for April 2011: Straight Artists, Queer Songs ? The 1960?s
> http://www.queermusicheritage.com/apr2011.html
>
> This month I'm playing for you songs with gay or lesbian references from
> the last decade before Stonewall, and every letter of GLBT is covered. It's
> a look at how we were portrayed in song by those sometimes homophobic,
> sometimes accepting heterosexual musicians.
>
> Beatles ? Boys (1963)
> Brenda Lee ? My Baby Likes Western Guys (1960)
> Hermione Baddeley ? I Changed My Sex (1961)
> Casey Anderson ? Sweet Sydney (1962)
> Barbara Lynn - Dina & Patrina (1962)
> Tornados - Do You Come Here Often (1966)
> Jonathan King ? He Stood In The Bath & Stamped On The Floor (2007)
> The Honeycombs ? Have I The Right? (1965)
> The Herd ? Something Strange (1968)
> The Who ? I?m a Boy (1966)
> Rolling Stones ? I?d Much Rather Be With The Boys (1965)
> Silkie - You?ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (1965)
> Beatles ? Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1968)
> Beatles ? Polythene Pam (1968)
> Beatles ? Get Back (1969)
> Donovan ? To Try For The Sun (1965)
> Tages ? She Is A Man (1967)
> Barbarians ? Are You A Boy or Are You a Girl? (1965)
> Teddy & Darrel ? Strangers in the Night (1966)
> Burt Topper ? The Gay Teenager (1967)
> The Byrds ? Triad (1967)
> United States of America ? The American Way of Love (1968)
> Improved Sound Ltd ? Leave This Lesbian World (1969)
> Harpers Bizarre ? I Love You Alice B. Toklas (1968)
> Pleasure ? Born a Girl (1968)
> Monty Python ? The Lumberjack Song (1969)
>
> You can stream or download the show anytime, at
> http://www.queermusicheritage.com/apr2011.html
>
> Thanks for listening,
> JD Doyle
>
> http://www.OutRadio.com
> http://www.QueerMusicHeritage.com
>
> All segments of both shows are archived.
> That?s 11.25 years of very gay music.
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 01:06:52 -0400
> From: Bill Northrup <billnor at gmail.com>
> To: Outvoice at outvoice.net
> Subject: [OutVoice] Warm Wishes
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> Warm Wishes
>
> April 4, 2011
> Happy Birthday to Len Rogers (Stonewall Society)
>
> Non-Musicians
> Happy Birthday to Graham Norton
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 18:00:06 -0400
> From: themusenyc at aol.com
> To: gayguitarists at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [OutVoice] sigh - Remembering Don Hill of DON HILL'S, NYC
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>
> Wow - What a legendary place was Don Hill's of NYC in the history of LGBT
> music -
> is where I very first saw gay music icon SCOTT FREE perform - where I first
> saw trans-rocker
> LISA JACKSON & GIRL FRIDAY - where I finally got to see KING'S X live
> (whose bassist is/was gay) -
> and where I held my own cd release show for the ELEGIES cd -
> http://www.roberturban.com/rulivedonhill.html
>
>
> yum....  and sushi at 3am at nearby BLUE RIBBON DINER!
>
>
> Don was a great guy - what memories....
>
>
> luv
> robert urban
> URBAN PRODUCTIONS, NYC
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>
> Don Hill, a music promoter whose club Don Hill's, a stalwart of SoHo's
> vibrant
> music scene, has brought together punk, drag queens and debutantes in the
> name
> of rock 'n' roll for almost two decades, died on Thursday in Manhattan.
> Martin Sheridan, a friend and the owner of the nearby Ear Inn, said Mister
> Hill
> was in his mid-60s and died after collapsing on his way to an East Side
> hospital. He said Mister Hill lived on The Upper East Side.
> Mister Hill started his career in the late 1970s, managing Manhattan clubs
> like
> the popular Kenny's Castaways and The Bitter End. In 1984 he became a
> manager
> and talent booker at The Cat Club, which Patrick Kenny. who owned Kenny's
> Castaways, had started. The roster of musicians who appeared at The Cat
> Club
> reads like a track list for VH1's "I Love The 80s:" David Bowie, Duran
> Duran,
> Jane's Addiction and others.
> The Cat Club closed in the early '90s, and Mister Hill opened Don Hill's in
> 1993. A dingy nightspot at Greenwich and Spring Streets, it showcased local
> bands like The Lunachicks and Psychotica, in addition to well-known acts
> like
> Iggy Pop and Green Day. The musician Michael H., a longtime friend of
> Mister
> Hill's, said The Strokes, before they were famous, were once kicked off the
> stage at the club when their lead singer, Julian Casablancas, poured beer
> on a
> monitor.
> The club also hosted hedonistic dance parties, like Squeezebox, which
> catered to
> a gay clientele, but was open to all; BeavHer, aimed at models and
> celebrities;
> and MisShapes; which started the career of the D.J. trio of the same name.
> "The thing about Don is that scenes erupted around him," said Bebe Buell,
> who
> has been singing at Hill's since 1998. She described Hill's as "a perfect
> rock'n'roll smorgasbord."
> Mister Hill recently sold the club to Nur Khan and Paul Sevigny, but could
> still
> be found on his stool at the bar every night.
> Complete information about Mister Hill's early years was unavailable, but
> friends said his full name was Donald Mulvahill. Friends also said he is
> survived by a sister, Diane. and a brother, Robert.
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:25:10 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Zecca <zeccaesq at verizon.net>
> To: outvoice at outvoice.net
> Subject: Re: [OutVoice] Don Hill
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> So sad to hear about Don's passing.  He was the last of the long-haired,
> coke-snorting generation of club managers who  was completely oblivious to
> sexual and gender orientation and simply saw talent as talent.  He
> encouraged gay/straight fusion in his audiences by exposing everyone to
> everything, as long as it was good, seeing the crowd that supports unsigned
> bands and cult acts as the minority group which he served.  I first worked
> with him at the Cat Club, played several Cherry Vanilla reunions at Don
> Hill's and was honored to join the Squeezbox Band backing Marc "Tainted
> Love" Almond there.  Although the Cat Club was so dominant for a moment in
> time as a record company showcase that stars like Chaka Khan would get up
> unannounced in the middle of a night and sing a couple of songs, he will
> probably be best remembered for the Squeezebox Band which became "Hedwige
> and the Angry Inch".
>
> Thanks, Don!
>
> Love ya,
>
> Zecca
>
>
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