Margaret Cho Opens Up About How Joan Rivers and the Go-Go’s Changed Her Life

Lyndsey Parker Yahoo Music March 21, 2017 Strolling through the aisles of Hollywood’s Record Parlour store, sifting through bins crammed with more than 50,000 vintage vinyl albums, comedian/musician/TV host/rabid music fan Margaret Cho heads for the comedy section and excitedly grabs a copy of 1983’s What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most, by her comic idol and Fashion […]

NEW MUSIC: American Myth release 4/29

I am extremely proud to release American Myth. This is an album of anthems and showcases my first efforts as a composer. I made it with my longtime collaborator Garrison Starr and an incredible and inspiring crew of artists. It is my glamorous and glittering tribute to family, comedy, anger, fame, gayness, grief, fat pride, […]

New Video: Ron’s Got A DUI

This is tribute to the many gay men I have loved and lost, and the perfect relationship between an old gay man and a little girl as I’ve experienced. I wrote this song with Garrison Starr for my new album AMERICAN MYTH which will be out in 2016. The video stars Leslie Jordan who is absolutely magical!

Billy Bragg

What have I been doing? Well thank you for asking, I have been busy shredding my fingertips to the bone on my brand new Eko guitars. I bought two of them, these fine reproductions of Italian electric 6 strings from the 60s, with tiny orange amps to go along with them. One is treble and […]

Craig Finn’s Clear Heart Full Eyes

craig finn clear hearts

There is sometimes music that stops you dead in your tracks on first listening and you already know that you will be listening to the beats of it, the story of it – the meter and time and rhyme of it will stay with you for as long as you can still hear, and possibly […]

George Michael

I have been a fan of George Michael since Wham was a four person outfit – since when it was George, Andy, Pepsi and Shirley. I liked their leather jackets and short and spiky hair, their voices held together by now primitive sounding hip hop beats and brass. They wore short boots and long pants […]

I Love Bob Mould

Bob Mould Show 11/21/2011

There are nights that define your life and I imagine that when you die, when the film of your life passes before your eyes, there will be skillfully edited highlights from these times and you may be leaving your body and going into the light but you’ll be pleasantly entertained during your journey, like an […]

Asian Adjacent and The Business of Cho by Grant-Lee Phillips

Few people have the supernatural powers of persuasion of Margaret Cho. After collaborating on music for Cho Dependent, she got me to strum the very exotic and scatological “Shit-Tar” in her music video Eat Shit & Die while three dancing turds did high kicks about the stage. This summer I found myself in a small […]

Asian Adjacent music video!

This gem of a video was directed by Tani Ikeda and stars me and Grant Lee Phillips and some amazing dancers! We shot this in downtown LA in July on a single soundstage – really like an old school MTV music video and it was very exciting to be styled in all these incredible looks […]

Bob Mould’s See a Little Light

There are few artists who have moved me or been a constant in my life as much as Bob Mould. His music, beginning with Hüsker Dü, which the gay punk glitterati who worked in my father’s Polk Street bookstore would play loud at night to discourage shoplifting, because when Hüsker Dü is on, everyone is […]

Garrison Starr’s New Record

My good friend and frequent collaborator Garrison Starr is working on a new album. We were in the studio last week and she played me some of it and it’s amazing!!! Please check out this video – it’s really awesome and I think everyone should help her out! There’s a lot of great things that […]

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

I am sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. It’s really awful. I didn’t know her, but I loved her music, and her incredible voice, and although she was very young, her eyes looked out from an ancient soul. That deep, rich well of sadness where she drew her startling contralto from, the dark depths of […]