Philly out singer-songwriter Aiden James just dropped a new video on us, a late Christmas present, if you will. “Snapshot” is from his latest album, Trouble With This, which debuted at No. 28 on the iTunes Top 100 chart when it was released in 2012.
To make the video, James took advantage of the recent snow storm in Winnipeg by stepping out to make a li’l video that illustrates the song’s message about cherishing your favorite moments in time. James doesn’t appear in the video once, instead he is presumably the camera man, filming a day in the life with the man he loves. The effect is nostalgia-inducing all the way, evoking those moments when you watch old home movies of people who are no longer in your life.
Check it out above. (Sniffle). You can download Trouble With This and “Snapshot,” here.
HIGHLIGHT: We’re all waiting on pins and needles for this weekend’s 24th annual OutFest celebration. The event is one of gay Philly’s best, a reliable afternoon of good times, high spirits and A-plus entertainment from drag queens and LGBT arts groups across the city. The formula has stayed pretty much the same over the years, and it’s worked, but this year we have a little something extra to celebrate: marriage!
Thanks to Pennsylvania’s marriage equality ruling in May, this year’s OutFest will see more married and affianced couples than ever before. And I bet we’ll see a few engagements, too. With that in mind, local wedding expo organizer Bouche Productions is teaming with Wired 96.5 for a complementary Same-Sex Wedding Showcase happening from noon to 4 p.m. at the nearby Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel. They’re inviting lovebirds to stop by before, after or during OutFest to get to know some of the local vendors who are biting at the chomp to help put together a gay wedding.
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Philly singer-songwriter Aiden James joins Kelly, Mary J., Leona and a handful of other divas belting holiday tunes this year with the release of “Winter in Los Angeles.” James has spent a lot of time performing in L.A. in 2013. The song catches up with him over the yuletide season in that city, where “there is a sort of veneer of the holidays,” he says, explaining his thought process behind writing the dreamy track. “I found [the holidays in L.A.] mirror the dynamic we can have with each other — a disguise to cover someone or something’s true nature with an attractive appearance.”
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