Friday, June 22, 2012
Suave, Smooth & Sexy
Looking sexy in a white tux and black tie, I gasped several times, ensconced in our comfy booth. (I was with my good friend and cabaret critic for New York Edge, Kevin Scott Hall. All I got served was one lousy beer... with ice... in a glass. (I don't work bottles!)) The gasping, however, was due to Mr J's eclectic selection of songs that dovetailed beautifully with personal faves of my own portfolio of the mind.
"Sunshine, Lollipops & Roses," the Leslie Gore number written by Marvin Hamlisch? An obscure 1962 Henry Mancini tune (Oscar nominee)? "Follow Me" from Camelot?
Judson did beautiful obscurities as well: Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Summer (and Cocktails)," lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn from the flop West Ender, Jeeves; a gay love song by Alan Cumming; and a pseudo-Hoagy Carmichael number written by the performer himself.
At the meet-&-greet afterwards, Kevin and I bought Tom Judson's tell-all, Laid Bare: Essays & Observations, to share. We actually described our housemates relationship to him as Mary & Rhoda-gone-Patsy & Edina. The strapping, sophisticated entertainer seemed to be mildly amused as I stared at his big ears and decided I must get one of those Chi-Chi LaRue videos with him in it.I find myself gasping yet again.
He autographed our copy of the book, adding the words: "To two fun guys!"
I wonder if he really meant it?
Below, the hottie performs at The Provincetown Arts Theater. (Who knew he had a tattoo? He really knows how to clean up real good.) Still, suave, sexy, smooth vocals and piano work on display here.
Happy Pride 2012 to all!