[OutVoice] OutVoice Digest, Vol 119, Issue 5

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 16 13:37:54 EDT 2015

Len - 

Our weekly program info messages have been posted with (no subject) shown in the subject line, when in fact the messages I've tried to post HAVE specific content-related subject lines.
For example, this week's subject line was "US Homeland Security vs. Rentboy.com" -- but it didn't appear in the digest version, anyway.
What gives??
Greg Gordon"This Way Out" 

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Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:33:27 +0000 (UTC)
From: Greg Gordon <greggordon2003 at yahoo.com>
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"THIS WAY OUT: the international LGBT radio magazine"
Program #1,433 - distributed 09/14/15
Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world -
Check the "Affiliate Stations" list on our website, or
?listen now via our free podcasts at www.thiswayout.org
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(hosted this week by Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon)
Rentboys rally after the U.S. Homeland Security raid;
Jerusalem cops are punished for not stopping the Pride murderer,
an equality ally ousts Abbott in Australia, Davis in denial as same-
gender couples get marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky,
Fayetteville defies an Arkansas ban on rights protections, Italian
homophobia engulfs Venice, Moscow is the "unfriendliest" city, more!

- In "NewsWrap": Eleven Jerusalem police officers are punished for security lapses at the Israeli capital's July 30th LGBT Pride parade that allowed an ultra-Orthodox Jew with a rabidly anti-gay history to stab 6 people, one of whom later died? PM Tony Abbott continues to take heat for favoring a national vote over parliamentary action in what seems to be the inevitable march toward marriage equality in Australia*; nobody knows [when this newscast was recorded] if Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis will continue to defy the judge who jailed her for contempt and try to stop her clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples when she returns to work on September 14th*; the voters of Fayetteville make theirs the fifth Arkansas municipality to defy a state ban against anti-bias protections for LGBT people? regional officials want to stop any positive discussion of LGBT people in Venice, Italy area schools, while Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro takes heat for banning
  49 queer-positive children's books from school libraries and threatening to ban the city's annual Pride parade.,. the Russian city of Moscow - home to one of the most oppressive anti-LGBT regimes on Earth - "wins" a "Travel and Leisure" magazine survey as the world's "unfriendliest city?? and more global LGBT news (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and CHRISANNE EASTWOOD) + UPDATES: a still-resistant Kim Davis doesn't interfere with her deputies handing out marriage licenses to same-gender couples in Rowan County, Kentucky; and Tony Abbott is ousted from his Liberal Party leadership by equality ally Malcolm Turnbull, who's expected to become Australia's new Prime Minister [voiced by LUCIA CHAPPELLE].

- The recent raid on the Manhattan offices of the escort website RENTBOY.COM by none less than the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sparked outrage, protest rallies in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and West Hollywood, and a renewed campaign for the decriminalization of sex work. When he was in New York late last year, "This Way Out's" STEVE PRIDE discussed the escort service, and sex work in general, with Rentboy's Chief Operating Officer, known in the business as HAWK KINCAID, who was subsequently among those arrested last month; "NewsWrap" reporter MICHAEL LEBEAU reports on the raid itself; and correspondent VASH BODDIE chats with the organizer of the protest rally in West Hollywood, DANNY CRUZ, about how the shuttering of Rentboy.com is affecting him and his fellow Rentboys.
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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:54:40 -0600
From: "Ed Mannix" <edmannix at mindspring.com>
To: <outvoice at outvoice.net>
Subject: Re: [OutVoice] OutVoice Digest, Vol 119, Issue 4
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Hi Steve:

It's exciting to know you may host house concerts in Portland. Artists
admire you for your many years of supporting them.

Having hosted many house concerts, my experiences covered the gamut of
possibilities and outcomes. Nothing is predictable. But that was in
Brooklyn, and that location presented too many minuses with regards to
garnering audiences. Regardless, everyone I hosted was fantastic. I
loved it all.

Now that I live in Helena, Montana, I think getting an audience may be
more possible - and the same for you in Portland. 

Here are key elements I consider.

*    Assure the artist(s) you will make every effort to fill the
house, but don't make promises or offer a financial guarantee - unless
you are prepared to pay it. 
*    Offer artists easy things like parking, housing, and meals as a
value incentive.
*    Urge the artists to tap into their own network to help with PR.
Even artists from far away have family and friends who likely know
someone who knows someone. 
*    Two acts may widen the interest.  Gender, age, style, etc. The
combinations are endless. Of course a single act with a good following
is enough. 
*    Encourage each artist to know about the other artist(s), and ask
them to include the other act in their PR, etc. (I hate to think of the
times an artist didn't, and with  his/her friends sat outside,
completely     ignoring the other act and depleting the totality of the
audience vibe. It felt like separate occasions). 
*    One of the artists should have an extant body of work that can
be referenced on the Web and act as an initial hook for your PR. 
*    Make the door a "Suggested Donation" and leave it near the
entrance. That way no one feels excluded due to finances or an
unwillingness to pay for artists unknown to them in advance. I think $10
is the most you can expect, and if one artist genuinely is a headliner,
they get the door since they are the draw. 
*    Have a merchandise table, and staff it with a friend so the
artists are free to chat and give out autographs. Many touring artists
travel with a companion who usually does this but give them a rest. They
are a guest in your home.
*    Food and drink are nice, and if finances are constrained you can
suggest a separate donation on the honor system at the serving table. 
*    Have some seating for those who cannot stand or sit on the
*    Modest amplification and microphones are usually helpful. They
solve acoustic issues in a crooked space plus some artists need the
security blanket-barrier of a microphone between them and the audience.
It also simplifies adding in CD tracks, added instruments with variable
dynamics, etc. Of course, it can be done without any electronics. It
will have a different vibe -- and it's all good. 

BTW, if anyone is touring and has gigs at UM-Missoula and MSU-Bozeman,
you'll have to be pass through Helena. Schedule a house concert. When I
moved here, I bought a Kurzweil SP4-8 keyboard that's waiting for you to
use. Wish I could play it!

Regards to all. I do try to keep up with your work and think of you


ed at edmannix.com


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