My conversation with Coyne, frontman of the Flaming Lips, starts at the 2:25 mark. Towards the end, host Jim Shearer forced a little debate between me and another writer where I had to defend Rolling Stone against Spin (which wasn’t hard), but that didn’t make it on the clip above.
Last month I went into the studio to talk with Emily Morse and cohort Menace about gay dating on Instagram, more specifically my article which had just been published on The Huffington Post. It was perfect timing to broach the topic on Sex with Emily because news of Facebook acquiring Instagram broke that very morning.
We talked about the lack of bros at Hunky Jesus (2:50-mark), male versus female circumcision (19:30-mark) and party hopping with Andy Cohen (8:30-mark) (the three of us were all at an amfAR benefit last Fall). When I visited Emily’s show, she was finally in the clear to talk about her upcoming reality TV show Miss Advised premiering June 18, so I tried to convince her to host a special screening of the Bravo show at the Castro Theatre.
Oh, we also talked tons about Instagram! The latter half of the show, starting at the 24-minute mark, was dedicated entirely to that topic.
Last month I took the stage to participate in a fundraiser for literary group, GuyWriters. The event brought several San Francisco writers together to read from hilariously trashy celebrity memoirs. Here is the video of my reading that happened that night at the Elbo Room.
I read the most ridiculous passages from Levi Johnston’s memoir. From courting a doe-eyed teenage Bristol Palin to plotting to impregnate her just to piss of her lipstick bulldog mom. From discovering there were gay people in the world to cashing in on the Playgirl photoshoot.
Good thing about having a 7-hour layover in Taipei? I finally got around to editing the video from my panel on online dating. I’m actually surprised that I managed to compress an hour’s worth of raw footage to a little over 14 minutes. But even then I knew you guys wouldn’t sit through the whole thing, so I have broken it down by questions we addressed. So you can just skip right to whatever topic tickles your mouse.
00:42 Introduction of Violet Blue, sex/tech expert
01:14 Introduction of Oscar Raymundo, gay columnist
01:40 Introduction of Jesse Starlight, dating coach
02:24 Introduction of Nick Abramovic, OKCupid’s chief strategy officer
03:50 Should I Google someone I’m interested in?
04:45 Are there major differences between straight dating and gay dating?
06:15 What is Grindr?
06:30 Are 90% of singles going out on a Friday night looking for a one night stand?
06:53 Does “Girls Night Out” really exist?
07:14 Should I be worried about my privacy?
08:41 What is the ideal OKCupid profile?
10:30 What are some of the best dating sites for single people in San Francisco?
11:54 How to deal with an online stalker?
12:55 Questions from the audience!
Also I had a pretty brilliant moment at the 9-minute mark. And jump right to the 11:30-minute mark to hear me reveal which is the best site for dudes looking for dudes ;P
And just in case you missed my introduction which drew cheers from the audience (a.k.a. all my friends), here you go: Oscar Raymundo created the pioneering “HomoTech” column, exploring the influence of technology and social media in the gay community. Today he is a tech correspondent for Rolling Stone. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Newsweek and Queerty.com. He is currently working on a futuristic gay love novel, Confessions of a Boy Toy.
Special anniversary gift: a multimedia reading of the first post ever on Confessions of a Boy Toy, “Cross the Bridge Once You Get There,” originally published on Valentine’s Day 2009.