I’ll never forget the first time I got to be in the fabulous presence of Pretty Poison lead diva, Jade Starling. I remember, I was still a music bitch in training at Philly Mag, and her and I sat down(as well as her incredibly talented beat partner in crime, Whey Cooler) in their conference room, and from those very first broken mugs, the two of us instantly clicked on all kinds of levels.
Over the past few years, Jade and I have become more than just music business confidants, I’m happy to call her a friend. I was even more thrilled that she took time out of her always insane schedule to break Pride mugs with me before she hits the stage in both DC and Philly, where she will be slaying alongside the one-and-only, Ms. Deborah Cox tomorrow at Penn’s Landing’s Festival Pier for a set that is sure to rock your rainbow world.
So, before you get down with it all weekend, take a little time to sit at Ms. Jade’s always delightful Pride Tea table, you’ll certainly be glad you did.
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How are you feeling heading into this weekend’s Pride shenanigans? I cannot fucking wait! Even more excited that my new single “Party2Life” drops this weekend (June 24th on iTunes, kids!) and I’m premiering it at both the DC Pride Party at The Eagle and here in Philly. I’ll be playing with DJ Manny Lehman and he’s also going to be doing the remix! It’s going out to 88 radio stations, it’s crazy!
Perhaps a new music video to go along with it? We’re actually shooting it this weekend at Pride in DC! I’m going to have laser lights and of course, lots of hot guys dancing behind me. It’s going to be amazing. I was told there’s going to be about 15-20 hired dancers and porn stars there, and I know that it’s a leather bar, so I’m going to dress like such a leather bitch!
How about the new album? I am working on a new album, but this is just a single. The mix that we’re serving up is a collaboration with Mike Ferullo. It’s a festival mix, it’s more EDM. There’s a lot of remixes coming, but this is my favorite one because it really gets people going!
You’ll also be in great company here in Philly on the Festival Pier stage…Absolutely! I love Deborah, she’s incredible. And of course, Betty. They fucking rock and they’re a staple to Philly Pride. I think it’s great that Franny supports certain groups. I’ve also known her for such a long time, we’ve done so much together. She’s wonderful!
What do you think separates Philly Pride from any other Pride? First of all, you’re in the City of Brotherly Love! You’re always going to have a wonderful, warm family type feeling when you’re here in you’re hometown. For me, Pride in my hometown means everything because I get to come home and be with my LGBT brothers and sisters, so it’s very important for me to be back every chance I get because I love my Philly family! The LGBT community has supported me since day one and they’re the ones who are there for me no matter what. It’s so heartwarming to me when people come up to me and say, “I’ve followed you all these years and we’re so proud of you and happy to have you here!’ It always makes me feel so welcome!
You know, I love the way you are constantly promoting all that you do. It shows that you truly understand “it.” The best person to promote you is you. I mean, any one can have their manager do it, but what’s the fun in that if you’re not the one getting out there and doing it? I always love being out there and meeting the fans, which is what we’ll be doing after the show on Sunday, so come say hi!
So, it sounds like you’re more than ready to get this party started! Oh, yas! I’m going to have my weave done, my lashes on. Let’s bring this party to life, honey!
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