Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Cover)

Is your week dragging? Mine is, but thankfully youtube sensation Pomplamoose released a brand new cover today! If you enjoy the cheesiness of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham, you’ll tapping your toes to this classic 80’s tune.

If you’re unfamiliar with the duo (Pomplamoose, not Wham, although I love me some cheesy 80’s music), start with the video below!

Flashback Friday: Total Eclipse of the Heart

For those who don’t know, I love me a good cover song. Today’s Flashback Friday pick is a Sleeping at Last’s quietly sad version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”  When vocalist Ryan O’Neal sings the line, “once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart,” I can almost imagine him crying little emo tears into his piano. This is a good thing, trust me.

For reference, below is Bonnie Tyler’s original version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” from 1982. The first time I heard this song was actually in high school. We had a school assembly to teach us about the dangers of drug use (for some reason, we never had D.A.R.E.  I never took the D.A.R.E. pledge!) where the Men of War ripped phone books in half on stage and did a performance to Bonnie Tyler’s hit song. For some reason, I want to say they had their faces painted like KISS for the performance, but maybe it was just the drugs talking (naaaaah, just kidding).

By the way, why are there ninjas in this video? I’m not even kidding. Fast forward to 1:24 if you don’t believe me.

Pompeii/Waiting All Night

Bastille and Rudimental rocked an awesome mash-up of their hit songs at the Brit Awards earlier this year. It was a percussion heavy version of “Pompeii” coupled with a high energy rendition of “Waiting All Night.” Plus, seeing Rudimental vocalist Ella Eyre jumping around on stage while effortlessly belting out the chorus was just magical. Both performed at Coachella earlier this month and are currently on tour.

My favorite Bastille song, “Oblivion.” Tears FOREVER.

A stripped down live version of the Brit Awards winning song, “Waiting All Night.”  Ella Eyre’s voice is soulful, strong, and damn amazing.

14/365 – Dressing Up for Gay Day at Disneyland

 

 Disneyland Gay Day

 Some Project365 activities are planned way in advance and others, like dressing up for Gay Day at Disneyland, are a bit more spontaneous.  This was not my first time going to Gay Days at Disneyland, but it was my first time dressing up! For those unfamiliar with the event, the LGBT community and its allies will go to Disneyland during a specific weekend in October and wear red to demonstrate their pride.  It is technically an unofficial Disney event (since Disney does not officially endorse any groups), but the park does do things to show their support like making delicious rainbow themed desserts, displaying lots of red merchandise, and don’t forget those cute gay pride Mickey Mouse pins! I also love seeing very, very straight looking guys wearing red and then beginning to wonder why all the other less straight looking guys are also wearing red.

This year Nobin, Kimi, and I all wore matching red t-shirts for the event. Nobin found a really cute design on Amazon, so we all decided to rock matching Mickey Mouse shaka tees. We arrived early, Kimi and I got tricked into signing up for some free timeshare presentation, and we hung out with our fellow gays at the park. All in all, it was a very cool day. We had these big plans of arriving when the park opened and staying as long as possible, but to be honest, we were pooped out by lunch time!

 Halloween at Disneyland Disney Gay Cookie

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The Dapper Dans

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13/365 – Comic Con!

Comic Con - The Walking Dead

Many of our Project365 activities were planned in advance, but this one was unexpected! This is mainly because getting Comic Con tickets is like winning the lottery. We got 4-day passes a few years ago when we first moved to LA, but have been unsuccessful at getting passes since then. So while it was my goal to attend this year, I knew not to get my hopes up.

I thought this year would be like the other years. When tickets went on sale, we didn’t get any. I was waiting in the online waiting room because their system got overloaded and eventually timed out. I tried again during the second and third resale lotteries without winning. But, on a random afternoon, I saw on Facebook that they were releasing a limited number of single day passes. I jumped online and to my surprise was able to grab Thursday single day passes for KimitheBee and me.

We got on the road around 10am to make the three hour drive to San Diego for some geektastic fun. We decided in advance that we wouldn’t even try to attend any of the panels. We learned our lesson from a few years ago when we first went to Comic Con and spent hours waiting for the Dexter panel and then hours for the Castle panel (which I actually thought was worth it).

As expected, it was crowded as all hell. We didn’t have a real plan to tackle the exhibition hall, but there were booths that we wanted to visit. KimitheBee wanted to check out the Walking Dead booth (in fact, there were several!) and I wanted to grab some SDCC exclusive toys at the Funko booth.  There was a very long line at the Funko booth and the first time we tried to join the line, we were turned away and asked to come back later. We left, defeated, and decided to take a break and have lunch. We returned to a somewhat shorter line, but by the time we made it inside the booth, most of the shelves were empty. I was not interested in buying three figures from the Big Bang Theory or six Miss Piggys, but we did not leave empty handed.  We ended up scoring two SDCC exclusives: a metallic Plants Vs. Zombies zombie and a Walking Dead Police Officer Zombie.

Hope you enjoy the pictures! We had a blast.

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