Friday, 31 December 2010

Videos of the year 2010

Well, there could be only one really, and of course it is the amazing "Invisible Light" by the Scissor Sisters. My guess is they've blown their entire video budget on this thing, but it was worth it:



But coming up the rear in a very close second is the fabulous "Alive" by Goldfrapp, which manages to combine elements of goth, aerobics, devil-worship and cheesy 80's disco. Basically it's Xanadu with vampires. With a queentastic Alison leading the action:



And if you like that, then check out the ladies of "Jazzercise", apparently a big inspiration for "Single Ladies":

Monday, 27 December 2010

DEN HAAN Universal Energy Free Download

Crosspost from Shallow Rave:



Our good friends at Radio Magnetic are giving away an MP3 by our other good friends in the band Den Haan. It's a vocoder-tastic tribute to 80's disco producer Patrick Cowley, and it is bloody awesome. Get it here.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Doll-sized Valley Of The Dolls

This might be one of the most amazing things I have ever seen:



Thanks to Alonso Duralde!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Divine Christmas To You All!

Seeing as the Guardian won't let people embed the excellent Christmas message from David Hoyle, here's one from Divine and John Waters instead. Merry Winterval! xxx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

VOGUE BRAWL! in Manchester Jan 29th

IT'S ON! This January we're bringing VOGUE to Manchester, as a co-pro between Menergy and the House of Growler. There will be a bunch of people heading down from Glasgow to paint the village red, and some superstars of the Manchester drag scene shall be in attendance! Music comes from Menergy and Pumping Iron and there will be a burlesque bar out the front. So make a date for Saturday January 29th at the legendary venue Legends and BRING IT!



Facebook event page.

Monday, 20 December 2010

ZSA ZSA NOIR - Hey Lean Diggy Doggy

Here's the video for the new single by gender bending Manchester performer/producer Zsa Zsa Noir, available to buy from iTunes right now. She makes a great dirty racket. There's a Niallist cameo in this, shot on the abandoned top floor of Islington Mill. Fierce!!



X-post from Niallism.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Niallist comes second in Pierre Pascual remix competition

W00t! I came runner-up in the Pierre Pascual remix competition! :-)



"WINNER OF THE REMIX CONTEST !
MM Minimano ( Hong Kong )
2nd prize : Délicat mixx by The Niallist ( for the groove! )
3rd prize : Noisy pearls remix by KathCharles Martin Gonthier Béringer ( for the sensibility )
All 3 win COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY of Pierre Pascual !
...Thanx to EVERYBODY for your participation ♥ ♥ ♥"

Pierre Pascual is a French artist I have been following for a while, he also goes by the name "Chose Chaton". He makes romantic electro with a distinct queer edge, and his track "Teenage Love" will bring a tear to your eye. I did a disco-style remix for this, taking cues from French electro and nu-disco.


PIERRE PASCUAL Sous Les Sycomores (Niallist Mixx Délicat) by theniallist

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

1977 Gay Bob Doll in his closet Original Box


From Ebay: "You are bidding on a 1977 Gay Bob doll in his closet original box. The box is in bad condition, it has been taped up so it stays together. The doll is still factory attached to the closet card and is in very good condition. This also comes with a Gay Bob pamphlet clothing fashion catalog. If you would like to know anything else, please ask any questions, and I will respond as soon as I can. Thanks and Good Luck!!!!"

Above pic is not of the doll on sale.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sister V!

Thankfully no longer a Scene queen, it's onwards and upwards for my drag understudy Vanity von Glow as she has now officially been inaugurated into the House of Menergy!



That's right - Sister V shall be joining us upon our grand return from disco hibernation in Feb. :-)

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Jiz "It Gets Worse"

Jiz has made her entry into the "It Gets Better" campaign - tell it sizta:

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Menergy Takes A Festive Break

The House of Menergy had an amazing birthday at The Fierce Ruling Divas Ball, and we thank our loyal crowd for making it a night to remember! We're currently recharging our batteries and will be taking a festive break over the next few months, staying over at the Countess Von Glow's ski resort in Vulgaria and visiting our sisters in neighboring Lesbania. Fear not though, we'll be back in full force soon when we relaunch in February with our new monthly residency at the Art School on the last Saturday of every month. :-) Until then, keep your eyes peeled for some other projects that we've got our fingers in. If you enjoyed the Fierce Ruling Divas Ball then you'd better get ready, 'cos there's soon gonna be a VOGUE BRAWL...
x

Gregor's work showcased online



Our in-house graphic designer Gregor Laird gets his work showcased on one of his favourite websites, including his inimitable work for Menergy! Go Gregor! x

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Frenchbloke - Flashbacks Mix

Stuart McLean is better known by his alter-ego Frenchbloke, reknowned electronic disco producer, remixer of "Talking To The DJ (While He's Trying To Mix)" by Cnut, father of "Son" (or not) and who has this year been bringing out some fine music via Seed Records.



Knowing he was a fan of Hi-NRG, we contacted him recently to do us a guest mix. Frankly, we're blown away by the result. This is probably the best guest mix we have had yet, and fits Menergy so perfectly it's uncanny. It's a reminisence on a youth spent hanging out at Bennets in the mid 80s so he could hear good music - Hi-NRG, electro and early house (imagine going to Bennets now to HEAR GOOD MUSIC!!), Stuart has this to say about the mix:

"A snapshot of sorts, of an era where a young Frenchbloke went to clubs where men danced with men, ladies danced with ladies, people danced on their own or with each other to a curious electronic beat."



This mix is MAJE:

Frenchbloke - Flashbacks by frenchbloke

Richard X - You (better let me love you x 4) tonight - featuring Tiga
Wood Allen - Airport 89 (club mix)
Scotch - Man to Man
Animotion - Obsession
Atelier Folie - No Rhyme No Reason (dub version)
Digital Emotion - Get Up, Action
Antoni Maiovvi - Tokyo Ultra Funk
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (from soft to hard)
The Flirtations - Earthquake
Nitzer Ebb - Murderous (instrumental)
Evelyn Thomas - High Energy
Fancy - Slice Me Nice (extended version)
Trans X - Living on Video
MG - Boogie Tonight
Mike Mareen - Love Spy
Maria Vidal - Bodyrock
Giorgio Moroder - Utopia - Me Giorgio
Gina X Performance - No G.D.M (dedicaed to Quentin Crisp)
My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
Patrick Cowley - Menergy (Extended)
Hazel Dean - Searchin' (I gotta find a man)
Elvin - You Set My Heart on Fire
Man2Man meets Man Parrish - Male Stripper
Divine - Shake It Up (Extended mix)

For more info on Frenchbloke, go to: http://www.frenchbloke.co.uk

Download The Niallist's "I Came (Bra666ica Mix)" from The Beat



My forthcoming single "I Came" (ft Ms Mac D) is released next week, and before that ace music blog THE BEAT are giving away on download the icy-cool Italo remix by producer Brassica, aka one half of Gold Blood Mike Wright. Click here to get it...

Menergy Anthem: "Deep In Vogue (Extended Mix)" by Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra

Cos there's this kerrazy new dance style coming out of NY, see?



Seriously though, this was one of the first records I ever bought, I got the 7" when I was about 9 years old. Sadly it got left out in the sun and melted, but it's still an awesome track! This extended mix is by William Orbit and Mark Moore of S'Express, fact fans.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Garcons De Glasgow / Style Scanner

TRANARCHY part 7!

The final reportage on the Fierce Ruling Divas Ball is in, and this time it is more fashion focused than the previous coverage, coming as it does from Glasgow's two top style blogs, Les Garcons De Glasgow and Style Scanner. Both happen to be in black and white, giving them that extra classy touch. Thanks guys!







Above images, and more, from Les Garcons De Glasgow. Style Scanner has even supplied us with another video - excellent!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Photos by Michael James

TRANARCHY in the UK - Part 6

And saving the best til last, here are some of the photos of Saturday's ball by our resident snapper Michael James, aka Alephnaught. More pics available on the Facebook album.

Lady Munter in full effect:



Christina from the House of LVB:



One of the judges, Miss Avon Starr:



Kitty Littah form the House of Chernobyl:



Lady Munter & Lydia Chlamydia:



Drag Virgin Yolwanda-Phil McKraken



The inimitable Peaches!



Gazelle form the House of Menergy:



Sauvage from the House of Menergy:



Lady Munter & The Niallist take a stroll:



Special guest judge & Lady Munter's drag mother, the legendary Jon of the Pleased Wimmin:



Overall winner Nigela Von Scrumptious:



And in second place it's Lady P:



Judges Avon Starr, Camille Lorigo and Rosetta Stone:



The Niallist MCing:



Vanity Von Glow performing live:




Miss Liza, House Mother of the House of Delmonicas:



Dame Burly Chassis from the House of Delmonicas:



Bella Houston from the House of Delmonicas:



Crystal from the House of Delmonicas:



Martina & Wildcard Kitty:



Lady Munter werqing it!

FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - Photos by Heather Suttie

TRANARCHY Part 5 - thanks Heather!



















FIERCE RULING DIVAS BALL - The Fashion

TRANARCHY Part 4

Let's not forget the wonderful fashion show put on by Che Camille and the models of the House of La Vrai Beauté, here's a video of Claire Ferguson's collection:



There have been a couple of blog write ups of the event too, one by The Nicest Kid In Town and another by Bee Waits For No One, featuring some great pictures:





Attention to Detail (http://attn2detail.blogspot.com) also has some great pictures up: