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FOF #2702 – The Legend of the Bearded Lady

One of the most talked about names in Chicago gay nightclub history is The Bearded Lady, who is now a bit of a legend because many who remembered her are either dead or were too drunk to remember anything.

Today historian Owen Keehnen joins us to chat about his new book ”Dugan’s Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady” which looks at the life of the Bearded Lady, who ruled the roost at Dugan’s Bistro, a Chicago disco that pioneered the use of spectacle in nightclubs, later adopted by clubs like the famous Studio 54.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast, Writers 2 years ago 2

FOF #2563 – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol. 9 – Don’t Be Stingy Santa

Ever since Santa Claus became the mascot for Christmas, folks have been giving him a hard time for what is or isn’t in his sack when he comes down their chimneys.

But, the true spirit of Christmas may not be about what you get, it’s about what you give so today we are giving it to you good with our Incredibly Strange Christmas Music Vol. 9 featuring artists inspired by Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby and Clarence Carter’s Back Door Santa.

FOF #2517 – Jewel, the Grand Dame of Disco

The new documentary “Jewel’s Catch One” explores the life of the club’s extraordinary owner, Jewel Thais Williams, who fought through homophobia and racism in the 70s to build her club into a legendary institution.

Today Jewel Thais-Williams, the grand dame of L.A.’s gay disco scene joins us to talk about her amazing life as a disco pioneer.

Posted in: Interviews, People, Podcast, Politicians/Activists 3 years ago 0

FOF #2270 – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol. 8 – Disco, Drag & Exotica

Today we continue our annual holiday series: “Incredibly Strange Christmas Music, Vol.8”- oddball holiday songs we think deserve a second listen.

Come join us for a ride on the strange music holiday train as we look at the roots of Disco with Vince Montana Jr. and the Salsoul Orchestra, Charo and Irving the Disco Duck.

FOF #1587 – Donna Summer’s Last Dance

Today we reflect on the life and music of Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, whose work was the soundtrack to the lives of many gay men.

What do the lyrics mean in “MacArthur Park,” considered one of one of the strangest songs ever in pop music? Why did Donna seem to have a fascination with sex workers?

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Podcast 8 years ago 4

Donna Summer, The Queen Of Disco Dies At 63

Donna Summer, the queen of disco whose career spanned four decades and earned her multiple number one hits and five Grammy awards, has died after a long battle with cancer, she was 63. What did Donna Summer’s music mean to you? Bring back any fond memories?

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, News & Rumors 8 years ago 1

VIDEO: Me Lost Me Cookie at the Disco

Well young ones… you probably won’t know this one…but this was an earworm of a song for me… silly as it is. Cookie Monster with a Disco Beat

Posted in: Culture & Style, Videos 9 years ago 2

FOF #1242 – You Can’t Stop the Music

Out of the ashes of Disco’s demise, DJs in Chicago developed a new sound for a new generation which became known as House Music. This style became a hit in clubs catering to black, latino and gay folks, and is now what most electronic music is based on.

Today we’re talking to one of the pioneering DJs of House Music, Ralphi Rosario. Recently, the City of Chicago named a street after his DJ group “The Hot Mix Five” for their contribution to the international House Music scene.

Posted in: Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 10 years ago 14

VIDEO: Disco Demolition Night

June 12, 1979, a night rife with “anti-disco sentiment” at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois put a nail in Disco music genre coffin.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, News & Rumors, Videos 10 years ago 0

Lady Gaga’s Disco Chair

This installation was commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine and consists of 200 meters of electroluminescent wire and apparently has a strobing option to create an instant disco… go along with Lady Gaga’s Disco Stick! More pictures […]

Posted in: Technology 10 years ago 0