Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm back- take a look at what's happened...


and take a look at whats happening...

G.O.D.: The After Party Benefit
Wednesday May 14, 2008 10pm
at Machine/Ramrod
1254 Boylston Street Boston, MA
21+ $6 with MFA ticket stub, $8 without, or more if you can!

In conjunction with the screening of The Godfather of Disco at the The 24th Annual Boston Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival, Truth Serum Productions is hosting an after party and benefit at Machine/Ramrod (the most disco club left in Boston!) featuring DJ Joseph Colbourne (Color RIP) spinning the West End Records catalog and records played at the Paradise Garage.

We will be celebrating The Godfather of Disco, the music of the era, pioneer/activist/survivor Mel Cheren (who passed in December), and the hard work of MAP. A portion of the door and raffle proceeds will go to MAP. Join Us. Help Raise Funds. Shake Your Ass.

There is no baseball game! Machine is a lovely stroll through The Fens from The MFA. DJ Joseph Coulbourne is the perfect DJ to take us on this trip.

Here is info about the screening at the MFA:
Wed, May 14, 8:30 pm The Godfather of Disco by Gene Graham (2007, 82 min.). Based on Mel Cheren's powerful autobiography, My Life and the Paradise Garage: Keep On Dancin', The Godfather of Disco (G.O.D.) offers a "mesmerizing overview of the rise and fall of '70s-era dance music," according to Max Sparber of the Pulse of the Twin Cities (4/18/07). Through a series of interviews with a who's who of the dance music community, G.O.D. uses the arc of Mel's life to examine the early 70's musical and cultural currents that gave birth to disco, West End Records' contribution to that scene, the rise of Paradise Garage, and the onslaught of HIV/Aids and it's impact on New York City. We look at Mel's activist years as he harnesses the power of music to fight Aids via his charity work for GMHC (NYC's Gay Men's Health Crisis) and 24hrs for Life/LifeBEAT. Pioneer. Activist. Survivor. Mel Cheren is The Godfather of Disco.

Co-presented by Massachusetts Asians and Pacific Islanders for Health (MAP for Health)

More to Come! Peace Out.