DJ Carl Michael Presents: 10 Spooky Songs For Your Gay Halloween Shenanigans

For years, I have had the honor of DJing on Gay Christmas (aka Halloween, aka the holiday that gives masculine fellas the excuse to put on heels). The most fun part for me is bringing out some of my favorite classic spooky tunes to create the perfect soundtrack for the night of all nights.

Here are just a few of the songs to add to your Halloween party playlist, or to blare in the car on your way to your favorite nightclub or party. Merry Gay Christmas!

You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump.

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Set Your DVR: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet Concert Airing Friday On PBS

Great Performances: "Cheek to Cheek"

This Friday, October 24th at 9 p.m., the very-special Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! will air on PBS as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The two megastars share the stage for an hour-long show, singing from their new duets album of Great American Songbook standards, Cheek to Cheek. The performance on PBS will include both duets and solo performances.

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Lady Gaga Cancels Concerts, Blames Ursula


Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters who purchased tickets to her concerts in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia are clearly poor unfortunate souls.  The Mother Monster herself canceled both gigs due to bronchitis, and she blamed a very unlikely fictional character for her illness: Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Gaga took to Twitter to share the news that she had to pull out of the gigs; check out what the little mermaid herself had to say:

She later apologized again, saying that she’d make it up to the Little Monsters who purchased tickets.

Hey, Disney: here’s an idea.  What about casting the Mother Monster herself in that live remake of The Little Mermaid you keep kicking around?  Just a thought…


Market Report: Here are Lady Gaga’s Un-Photoshopped Versace Ads

  • MR29First Lena Dunham, now Lady Gaga: See her un-Photoshopped Versace ads here. Her skin is definitely a more normal color without retouching. [Jezebel]
  • Tiny Fey is the newest spokesperson for Garnier Skincare! Let’s hope skincare ads stop being so darn serious. [Digital Journal]
  • Lorde is so much cooler than the any of us were at age 17. Here she is in Teen Vogue, sans black lipstick. [Teen Vogue]

More fun news straight ahead.

To Do: Lady Gaga Dance Workshop This Weekend

Photo via Google+

Photo via Google+

I’m going to be brief here, because there are only a few spots left for Saturday’s Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workshop with Philly Dance Fitness. The 90-minute dance class will get you seriously sweaty as you learn routines to some of Gaga’s biggest hits.

The class is at the Arts Parlor in South Philly at 1170 South Broad Street, starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday. It’s $25 to  join the fun.

Oh, and by the way, PDF founder Deborah Hirsch will be teaching a version of this class at our upcoming Be Well Philly Boot Camp on June 7th. Actually, it’ll be this class on steroids, because the Cardio-Pop Dance class she’s planning for Boot Camp will be a mashup of her routines from PDF’s Timberlake/Gaga/Beyonce/Michael Jackson master classes. So you definitely don’t want to miss that.

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REVIEW: Lady Gaga on “SNL”

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Following in Miley’s footsteps (that had to hurt a little), Lady Gaga took on the hosting and performance duties during this Saturday’s airing of Saturday Night Live, showing us that she’s quite the thespianHere, I roundup some of Momma Monster’s best, worst and downright ugliest moments from the broadcast.

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lady gaga artpop reviewBefore I start my rant on Lady Gaga’s just-released ARTPOP, I need to make one thing clear: I’m no Little Monster. Don’t get me wrong, I lived for Gaga during The Fame-era. The girl had me dreaming of disco sticks for days on end. One of my favorite earlier Gaga songs is “Fashion,” a super gay (and super under-appreciated) track from the film Confessions Of A Shopaholic. It’s hard to believe that was only five years ago. Back then, Gaga’s music felt new and had a fresh sound that had all us gay kids bluffin’ with our muffins. Then things started to go south. I was fine with the meat dress at the VMAs, but that weird egg hatch at the Grammys? Then came Born This Way, whichtitle track aside, was a long and exhausting production of preach-y lyrics and pranc-y beats. Throw in those weird American Horror Story-worthy faces she makes on stage and her recently announced plans to perform in space, and we have a performer who’s taking this fame-is-art-art-is-fame thing way too far. I find myself longing for the days of sick beats and poker faces and, ARTPOP is none of those. It’s simply too much art and not enough pop.

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