Monthly Archives: August 2010

Good Day Sunshine

[Written for Awards Picks, and can also be found at When friends tell me they have never watched an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, I immediately judge and pity them.  I used to be one of those … Continue reading

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If I Had A Chance I’d Ask The World To Dance

Billy Idol, Hollywood Palladium, 8/15/2010 My Palladium pre-show ritual is to down some drinks at my favorite watering hole across from the venue.  The Well is a dark, loungy, swanky spot with cheap happy hour prices every night until 9pm, and … Continue reading

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She Ate My Heart.

LADY GAGA MONSTER BALL, LOS ANGELES STAPLES CENTER, 8/11/2010 The lights dropped and a mash-up remix of Gaga’s “Dance in the Dark” and Cece Peniston’s 1992 hit “Finally” started pumping.  Visions of Gaga billowed on a giant screen that covered the … Continue reading

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Quest for Fabulousness

Donald Draper cruising down the coast in a rented luxury convertible.  Jayne Mansfield soaking her sun-kissed starlet skin in a frothy bubble bath.  Esther Williams in a fitted swim cap and diamond earrings twirling her way through a synchronized swim routine.  Effortless elegance.  … Continue reading

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Fighting For Truth, Justice, and the American Gay

On what normally might be a sleepy summer weeknight, last night was wide awake in the streets of West Hollywood.  Prop 8 was overturned in California yesterday, and the gay community is not known for missing an opportunity to party.  Packed clubs … Continue reading

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The Frivolous Vapid Musings of a Tipsy Gal in a Showgirl Headdress.

Hello blogosphere dwellers, facebook fiends, and other listless humans frantically searching for the meaning of life in the vibrating glare of your computer screen.  I’m Julia Charvat, aka Mimosa Hermosa Stevens, and I’m here to rant about my unhealthy obsessions, disturbing passions, and … Continue reading

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