Days of Summer
By Bill Chenevert
Monday, July 14: Oh, the gays. We have a way with words, don�t we? And now we have a veritable library of categorized quips in the form of Quirk Books� To Quote A Queer: A Compendium of Wit, Wisdom, and Devastating Remarks. Some choice quotes: RuPaul on beauty: �Look at me -- I�m a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.� Alexis Arquette on New York City: �I do miss New York, and I wish I could live there, but you gotta come and suck on the nipple, the great nipple of Hollywood, that�s what everyone does.� Truman Capote on fame: �Fame is only good for one thing -- they will cash your check in a small town.� And lastly, Carson Kressley on fashion: �They�re the devil�s playground, the pleated khakis.� Get the book here.
Tuesday, July 15: Today marks the arrival of The Future Doesn�t Need Us, a bouncy EP from Brooklyn trio I Am The Heat (above), a crew of jovial chaps who dig sweaty dance parties -- both playing them and shaking their hipster booties at them. Taking inspiration from N.Y.C post-punk trailblazers Television and Talking Heads, Heat offer up this five-track introduction, which includes debut single �What Would Lou Reed Do,� the tale of a boy or girl who straddles the line between "trouble and fun." Head to their MySpace page here and get their previous EP, Naked, here.