This week, Ruth and Erik talk about cupping and cuddling, wearing heels, and going back to the homeland. The interview is with Joe and Todd, a gay couple who was about to embark on one of the most romantic adventures ever. Erik was lucky enough to catch them, literally, a few hours before they went to the airport and we chatted about immigrating and emigrating, being queer in Thailand, and um, wearing heels. The songs in this podcast are “Offend Maggie” and “Snoopy Waves,” from the new Deerhoof record.
* Official Music video for “Another World” by Antony & The Johnsons
TPR is very happy to be able to present to you an interview with Taylor Mac , whose “The Young Ladies of…” is having a successful run at the Center On Halsted. Ruth and Erik had a double date and went to see the show, after wards going to dinner across the street at Jitlada (a wonderful Thai restaurant across the street). The four of us chatted about rice, e-vites, muffins and Taylor’s show. If you are a fan of edgy but accessible art, Taylor Mac is not to be missed. TPR #8 features the songs “Where Do You Run To” by Vivian Girls and “Another World” by Antony & the Johnsons.
“The Young Ladies of…”
When: Through Oct. 26
Where: About Face Theatre at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted
Tickets: $20-$40 online here or by phone at (773) 784-8565
When talking about religion, practitioners might get zealous and non-believers roll their eyes. It’s a tough realm to engage in without chips flying, Ky Dickens is trying to capture the debate on homosexuality and the bible on camera and with a light tone. Using animation and narration, the film she has been making for about 2 years is in its final stages, and needs one final push to get it out of the power mac and onto screens across the country. An extensive amount of research, interviews, and stock footage have found her in fun and dangerous situations, and her documentary, Fish Out Of Water is attempting to give the queer community the tools to fight back whenever a bible-thumper comes at us with Sodom and Gomorrah this and men laying with men that. Erik went to Ky’s house and chatted with her about the film, the risks and the benefits of being a queer documentarian and strapping on the bible belt. Music featured in this podcast is by My Bloody Valentine.
COME TO THE BENEFIT PARTY! Saturday, October 11th at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville (5400 N. Clark Street, Chicago). At 6:30pm, Chicago’s famed Miki Greenberg will be playing a live cabaret set. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. An exclusive 20-minute Sneak Peek of the film and talk back with filmmakers will conclude the Preview Party, followed by a Post Party with Think Pink Radio’s DJ Stinky Pinky at 9:00pm. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can buy tickets in advance at brown paper tickets. If you are a student or feel financially strapped, please contact Ky and she will send you the link to purchase a discounted tickets. We encourage you to do so as we want the event to be accessible to all who wish to attend!
In this week’s (late) edition, things fell into place for an entire episode devoted to hate crimes. As active queers, we can sometimes get used to living in supported bubbles, but these kinds of things happen all the time. The three stories in this episode are by men, and Think Pink would like to put a shout out to readers and listeners to get stories from queer women or the trans community. Things like this happen to all of us, getting the stories out there is the best way to fight them. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
* Let the record show that TPR did not sleep on the first scheduled podcast.
I was riding the bus at around midnight on a Sunday night and these two cuties were right next to me. I couldn’t resist…I mean, aren’t they ADORABLE?
Anyway, here it is, just over 26 minutes. Brief, to the point, and a sign of things to come. The first ever Think Pink Radio podcast features songs by Grizzly Bear live on David Letterman, Walter Meego from his Apple commercial and Lightspeed Champion doing ABBA. Also, it has Ruth and Erik talking on the phone, Erik’s piece about Chicago’s Dyke March move (which he did for WBEZ’s 848 but it never got aired–side note–he is very self-conscious about it as he has never narrated something like that), talking with some guys right at the Dyke March kick off who had “never seen a lesbian before,” and a new intro!
Please let us know what you think! Stream it right here:
If you are a queer person, TPR wants to hear your story. We can talk to you in person (we can meet at our new home base, Wang’s in Lakeview, Chicago) or we can talk on the phone. Anyone that is queer and willing to talk openly (you can do anonymous, just give us the good stuff) is welcome to contact TPR at thinkpinkradio((@))gmail.com. Also, leave us some comments!