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At the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, CT. Thanks to Trinity College for hosting the event and thanks to Nomadic Wax for providing me with the music. TrinityHipHop.org | NomadicWax.com

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Going Green For Halloween

I went green and recycled the Halloween costume that I wore back in 2006. It seems that a lot more people have done the same. It might be due to the economic crisis or the lack of time to prepare for the holiday. Either way it was a scream of a good time :=

For the gayest holiday of the year. Why is October Gay History Month? Anyway, I went to my local gayborhood bar, Triangles. There was a costume contest, sights to scar the pants off you, plenty of thriller cocktails… One tale is of how a Green Lantern met a boy band member, an angle and a diva. The photo essay is available here. On another note, I am enjoying seeing my friends’ post Halloween photos and vids on Facebook :)

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What is Halloween? I’ve come to think of Halloween is a basic holiday where we are supposed to confront our fears and have fun with them. It’s also an acknowledgment of change. In some parts of the world it’s a change of seasons. When the climate gets cooler and leaves become another color. Marking a end to Summer. Some call it the Fall, I like to call it Autumn.

Walking in the shoes of what is different from us. Is so “no homo“. I find it interesting that a lot of men dress-up as women. Are women the most feared thing in to world?.. Hence things that are considered feminine are considered “gay” (aka bad to some people)? Or is the not knowing, the mysterious, the unexplainable, the unimagined things that keep you up at night. Maybe what you fear might not be as scary as it truly is. It’s an exercise in overcoming and living with the things that make you go “Ahhhaaa!” Plus it’s fun to scar people some times. It’s a treat. Do you want proof? Well listen to Glenn Beck. All I got to say about Glenn Beck is that I know what he is against and I do not know what he is for. Some people might say if you don’t like his views then too bad for you. I like to think that in other words; some things for Glen Beck are TOO GOOD FOR HIM. Anyway, below is a vid that Nathan and I found mischievously hilarious. I have clicked on 0:29 seconds, replaying it over and over and over again. It makes me crack-up!.. It’s so good good to laugh and get over our selves. ahhha :D



Right-click to download EVERY DAY IS HALLOWEEN http://tinyurl.com/yctl9j9. This link will expire tomorrow (sometime today). Forward to your friends for Halloween!


A Haunted Graveyard In Connecticut

*UPDATE | (may be rescheduled if it rains past 5PM)*

It’s Halloweenie time again and I’ll be braving The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce next Saturday, October 3, 2009! Come join me and the boys from TheOccasionalFag podcast for a scary ghoul time! Filled with screaming coasters and a 45 minute tour through spookiness.

Haunted Graveyard on YouTube

The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce is New England’s largest and scariest Halloween Event. The Graveyard was started by Ernie and Carol Romegialli in 1991 when their daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. To help their daughter from feeling left out from the Halloween candy they started a The Haunted Graveyard that also raised money for diabetes research.

Get tricked into having a scream of a time while still getting a treat by knowing it’s for a good cause… Hope to see you there… Who knows what Things you see in the Graveyard.

Haunted Graveyard Transformation on YouTube

To date more than $600,000 has been donated to diabetes research, and this year portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. In addition, local schools and organizations have also received over $55,000 of the proceeds from the tickets sales.


The beating of our hearts is the only sound

Look at the way
We gotta hide what were doin
cause what would they say
If they ever knew
And so were

6 on 6/6/09 CT Pride

At the Connecticut Pride Hartford Rally and Festival in Bushnell Park at the Pavilion, behind the State Capital. June 6, 2009.

Click Out the Connecticut Pride 2009 photo set.

Out in the park

It’s fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A

Tiffany running just as fast as she can

Dancers danced, swinging gender rolls

I got a new tie

It was a beautiful day 4 Pride

VJnetcast#v231 – Flashes On The Dance Floor

Flashback | The Hartford Polo Club | August 10, 2008


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VJnetcast#v229 – A Dong Shopping

Video from when I took David b and Leon (from TheOccasionalFag.com podcast) shopping at the A Dong Supermarket in West Hartford, CT.

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Fourth Annual Trinity Hip-Hop Festival


Education Meets Hip-Hop in Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival

Rising star will headline biggest international hip-hop festival in U.S.

Hartford, Conn., Mar. 4, 2009 – Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. announces the fourth annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival, the first and largest international hip-hop festival in the United States, on April 3rd and 4th, 2009.

This year, the popular festival is headlined by K’naan, the fastest rising star in international hip-hop. The Somali emcee spent the last two years touring the world with Damian and Stephen Marley. K’naan’s vividly spoken images of war-torn Somalia and his fierce criticism of American gangster rap has garnered him appearances on BET, MTV, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and collaborations with Mos Def and M1 of dead prez. With two independently released albums under his belt, K’naan signed with A&M/Octone in 2008 and released the popular album Troubadour in February 2009.

An accomplished group of international performers and academia will support K’naan and participate with attendees though workshops, panel discussions and films throughout the festival.

The Spread the Word Tour has added Trinity Hip-Hop Festival to their schedule, which includes performances by two leading protest bands from Zimbabwe, Comrade Fatso & Chabvondoka and Outspoken and The Essence.  The foremost political activist musical group in Southern Africa, and specifically in Zimbabwe, gives the festival attendees extremely rare access to youth activists that live and work on the ground in Zimbabwe. Comrade Fatso blogs for CNN.com about politics and conditions in Zimbabwe

(http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/05/14/zimbabwe.blog/index.html).  The Mugabe regime has banned their albums from Zimbabwe.

A panel discussion entitled Stereotypes in Hip Hop features Trinity College professors Gail Woldu, author of The Words and Music of Ice Cube, and Emily Musil, Coordinator of African Studies and Co-Chair of the President’s Colloquia “Hip Hop: Roots, Race, Rights.”  Stanford’s Angela Steele will present her Fulbright research, Rap in China – In Search of a Hip Hop Hero. Steele spent a year in China immersed in the emerging hip hop scene and looking for the leaders who will form hip hop culture in the world’s most populated country.

New York’s Hired Gun and Washington, D.C.’s Princess of Controversy will be hosting two nights of performances featuring K’naan, Poetic Pilgrimage (UK), Mohammed Yahya (UK), BeatburgerBand (Czech Republic), African Underground All-Stars (Senegal) and Game Rebellion (Brooklyn, New York). Dj Craig G of Hartford’s Hot 93.7 hosts the afterparty on Friday night, and DJ Boo of the Juggaknots hosts the Saturday night afterparty.

The Trinity festival will screen one of 2008’s biggest hip-hop films, Planet B-Boy, a look at five international break dancing crews as they prepare for the world dance championship Battle of the Year in Germany. For the second consecutive year, the festival also will hold a 2-on-2 b-boy battle with a $500 grand prize. This year there will be several new workshops including a beatboxing workshop with Czech Republic’s world champion beatboxers, BeatBurgerBand, and a freestyle rhyming workshop with New York emcee Hired Gun. Graffiti artists will be painting murals all day as a backdrop for the workshops and b-boy battle.

The festival will also include a screening of Fangafrika, an African Francophone documentary set during a hip-hop festival in Burkina Faso that gathered a who’s who of African hip-hop addressing the serious issues facing Africans everywhere. The films directors will be on hand for a discussion of activism and education in West African hip-hop. Poetic Pilgrimage, a female Muslim duo from London, will host a discussion about Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East.

“No one is here to make money. They truly believe they can change the world with hip hop”
~ The Trinity Hip Hop Crew

Trinity Hip-Hop _Power To The Pussaye, originally uploaded by VJnet.

Festival Sponsors include Trinity College, Nomadic Wax, The Temple of Hip-Hop (Trinity College Chapter), World Hip Hop Market, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Pre-registration is required, and will take place at Gallows Hill next to the Austin Arts Center on the campus of Trinity College.

This event is free and open to the public.  For more details, directions, and schedule information, visit http://trinityhiphop.org.  For more on the headliner, K’Naan, visit, www.myspace.com/knaanmusic. For questions, contact Zee Santiago at zee.santiago@gmail.com or 917-637-9004, or Greg Schick at greg@worldhiphopmarket.com or 404-797-9234.

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