Friday, February 19, 2010

19 February 2010 Friday's Photo of the Week

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"The World Says No to War on Iraq"
60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues . NYC
Saturday afternoon, 15 February 2003

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Edge Magazine Names Josh Wood Productions as Best National Promoter / 2009

In its Best of 2009 Awards, Edge Magazine has named Josh Wood Productions as Nightlight's Best National Promoter /2009 and Wood's The Pines Party: Endless Summer as Best Beach Party / 2009.

My "So Many Men" House/Circuit Mix Celebrates the 2010 Winter Party Festival / South Beach

First, let me reiterate that there is no connection between myself and the Winter Party Festival other than the fact that having attended the 2005 and 2007 events I subsequently donated my Winter Party Festival photography collection to the Stonewall Library & Archives in Fort Lauderdale FL.

Secondly, in conjunction with my photography and my writing I regard my music mixology as documentary in nature. Which is why in recent months that in connection with my FLASHBACKS project my music mixes have revisited the disco and dance music spanning a period of more than 30 years.

Realizing the importance of disco and dance music to the gay culture and heritage ... and as I have done with several of my "gay oriented photography collections" ... the Elvert Barnes Miixology collection will be donated to the Stonewall Library & Archives.

With all that having been said, in celebration of the 2010 Winter Festival Festival at South Beach / Miami FL, my February 2010 SO MANY MEN mix features a gay/circuit track list of house, disco and r&b music spanning more than 3 decades.

Click the cd cover to download and/or listen to the February 2010 SO MANY MEN music mix podcast. The image featured on the cd cover can be found in my 2007 WPF Beach Party photo album at Ipernity.

Each year since 1998, Winter Party Festival and Centaur Music have collaborated in the production of an annual Winter Party Festival Compilation collection which features some of the biggest DJ names on the circuit. Visit Centaur Music for information.

And you still have time to escape the freezing winter weather and head down to Miami for the 3 - 8 March 2010 Winter Party Festival at South Beach.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Eileen Ivers "Beyond the Bog Road" Tour

Making fire from mud, Celtic fiddle virtuoso Eileen Ivers delves deep into the influential sounds of Irish immigration in her latest Beyond the Bog Road Tour.

Click banner for tour schedule.

Here is my Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul photo album from the September 2006 Planet Arlington World Music Festival at the Netherlands Carillon / Iwo Jima Grounds in Arlington, VA.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Main Event Caterers receives prestigious Caterer of the Year Award from Catering Magazine

Having been awarded the prestigious Caterer of the Year Award from Catering Magazine ... Main Events Caterers will be featured in a spotlight article in the magazine's January/February 2010 issue, which can be viewed in pdf format by clicking here.

Click the above page from the article to read the Main Event Caterers press release/announcement dated Monday, 15 February 2010.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My "Winter Melody" Eclectic 'White Out Blizzard' Mix

While it was during the 5 - 6 February 2010 Snow Blizzard that I contemplated the tracklist it was during the subsequent 9 - 10 February 2010 White Out Blizzard that I mixed the WINTER MELODY compilation.

Featuring Donna Summer's "Winter Melody" as the title track as well as several more of my favorite house, disco, r&b and soul songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's click the cd cover to listen to and/or download the MIX.

If all goes as planned, Summer's "Spring Affair" will be the title track for my Black Party / Spring 2010 mix which will celebrate the Saint At Large's 2010 'The Black Party' event.

Freedom To Marry's Valentine's Day E(quality)Card

While my TO BE ABLE TO LOVE dance mix represents my Valentine Day 2010 statement in support of Marriage Equality ... in the following ... Michael Crawford of Freedom to Marry suggests sending a Valentine's Day E(quality)Card:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Today's Valentine's Day - the holiday of love.

But in the United States, land of the free, not everyone is free to make a life-long commitment to the person he or she loves.

Today, take a stand for love by sending your friends, family, and neighbors a Valentine's Day reminder telling them you care - about them and about marriage.

Send a Valentine's Day E(quality)Card now!

Valentine's Day is a perfect time to stop for a moment to think about how far we've come in ending marriage discrimination - and also about how much more we have to do to ensure that loving couples can share in the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.

I recently joined the Freedom to Marry team. In Washington D.C., I was blessed to work with an amazing group of gay and straight people to pass a marriage bill and soon, same-sex couples will be able to marry in the District.

With your help, we can win marriage nationwide.Celebrate Valentine's Day by sending E(quality)Cards to spread the love and spark a conversation about the freedom to marry.

Have a happy, happy Valentine's Day!

Michael Crawford
New Media Director, Freedom to Marry
email at

P.S. For those of you who still haven't signed the Freedom to Marry Pledge, you still have a chance