Thotyssey’s Jim Silvestri and co-host Freddie Cosmo present a weekly podcast taped live at Red NY discussing NYC queer nightlife news and gossip, featuring a new interview with a dynamic insider each week.
Freddie’s ho-ing around, so Jim’s guest co-host today is one of our station bosses, Daniel Nardicio’s bro & “The Trade of Red Eye” Adam Klesh! He gives us new updates Red Eye’s imminent (no, really) opening, as well as the status of her sister venue The Ice Palace, and the adventures of venue ownership in both New York and Berlin.
Then Jim & Adam speak to their guest of the week: queer indie recording artist and social media sensation Mel 4Ever! She tells us about a recent cathartic family reunion in the south and surviving a religious upbringing and fratboy abuse, overcoming vocal dysphoria and her developing her theatric and therapeutic stage presence, the influence of artists like Kim Petras and Slayyyter on her own work, and some exciting gigs and releases coming our way! They also discuss “how to fuck a toilet.”
In the news: Paper Magazine just fired everyone; a Florida Pride parade cancelled in fear of anti-drag legislation; despite Tennessee’s own pending anti-drag bill, Lizzo brought RuGirls on stage for her concert there; the Drag Race All-Stars 8 cast was announced; RIP Dame Edna Everage.