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.