Though it has been happening for years now, each time I hear one of my songs on the radio feels just as exciting as the first time it happened — way back in 2005. This is probably exacerbated by the fact that whenever any of my family or friends hear me on their radios, they get all excited, too and text me about it. It’s all pretty special.
Big thanks to Portland’s Alternative radio station KNRK 94.7FM, KBOO’s Out Loud Radio, and Portland’s LGBTQ Radio Station Wild Planet Radio for all featuring my tunes this week on the air!
Tune into these stations and request that they play more of me so we can all keep feeling special forever, folks.
While I did not win an Oscar at tonight’s Academy Awards, my cover of Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop passed the 900,000 views mark on YouTube…which, if you ask me, counts for something!
Thanks to all of you for watching, to Miley and RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment for granting us the honor, and to New York Magazine, Vulture, Huffington Post and everyone else who has helped get the word out about the little song that could.
Let’s get this puppy to 1 million views, eh?! That sounds really cute.
Today LA/Seattle-based New Queer on the Block Magazine featured my upcoming showcase on closing day of the 2014 Mo-Wave Festival – Sunday, April 13th at Chop Suey in Seattle.
Click HERE to check it out on NQOTB Mag and click HERE to get tickets to see me, Justin Bond, Night Cadet and more on 4/13!
MTV UK put a bunch of my videos into rotation this week! For those of you not living in the United Kingdom, you can watch them HERE.
Thanks MTV. You know I love you.
In an effort to flood some $$$ into programs and services for Portland’s homeless community during this winter storm we are currently experiencing in the Pacific NW, the charity record I was on with Elliott Smith, Spoon, The Strokes, The Dandy Warhols, Bright Eyes, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Pink Martini, The Shins and a bunch of other Pacific NW bands is now available for whatever price you feel like paying.
Get your copy of Live From Nowhere Near You : Volume Two from Greyday Records HERE now and pay what you want. When naming your price, just remember that 100% of the money goes to the programs and services of Outside In.
Check out a slideshow of the most beautiful #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photos alongside an article I wrote for The Huffington Post about our Photobomb Solidarity Project happening out of Portland for LGBTQ Russia HERE or by clicking the screenshot of me and Beyonce on the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage below!
Quick shout-out to Cameron Kude for his ideas and efforts and to photographer Chase Person for lending his talents to this project! I am always so moved when people give back in creative ways to the community I care so deeply about! You guys are awesome.
Here’s a shot of me at the sign this week:
It’s been really awesome to see the response to our #SochiSign #GayPropaganda Photobomb Solidarity Project so far! Thank you to each and every one of you who have showed up to plan gatherings at the square, taken photos, or helped us spread the word.
We love you for it.
The Oregonian caught wind of the story and met a bunch of us at Pioneer Courthouse Square today in Portland. Click HERE to read the piece on OregonLive, and be sure to comment, like and share the post! Read the rest of this entry »