July 2005
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My Queer Music Heritage show for July features the Outmusic Awards,
held in Chicago on June 12th, 2005.

And this page also gives you access to hear the awards event itself, and the AudioFile news story on it. And you can also find over 200 photos taken at the OMA events that week.

Playlist:    74 minutes
Ari Gold - He's On My Team
Adrianne - 10,000 Stones
Dylan Rice - Just Like You
Kitty Rose - Travelin'
Katastrophe - Your Girlfriend
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - ABBA Medley

SheWho - When a Woman*
Lea DeLaria - Call Me*
Boys' Entrance - Harry Hay (1998)*
Randy Jones - New York City Boy*
Fanny - Charity Ball (1971)*
Fanny - Radio Promo (1974)*
Nadine Goellner - Sarah*
Christopher Dallman - Motel Room*
Green & Root - Marrying You*
Tori Fixx - Marry Me*
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Peachtree Street
(composed by Jennifer Hidgon)
Bobbleheads - Crush
Zrazy - Angel Walking
Rachael Sage - Sacrifice
Scott Free - Another Day of Cruelty

* = "hit parade extras"

Read the script...

And, see my Awards Page for a complete list of winners & nominees for 2005 and past years

The Recipients:                                                             (click on an album to link to the artist's site)

Ari Gold - Outstanding New Recording, MaleAdrianne - Outstanding New Recording, FemaleDylan Rice - Outstanding Debut Recording, MaleKitty Rose - Outstanding Debut Recording, Female

Katastrophe (AKA Rocco Kayiatos) - Outstanding ProducerSan Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - Outstanding Recording, Chorus or ChoirJennifer Higdon - Outstanding Recording, InstrumentalThe Bobbleheads - Outstanding Recording, Band

Zrazy - Outstanding Recording, Duo or GroupRachael Sage - Outstanding Songwriter, and nominee for Female and OutsongScott Free - Outmusician of the YearScott Free - Outsong of the Year (for "Another Day of Cruelty")

The Honorees:                                                                                            Click for more info on the honorees

Randy Jones (left), shown with Scott FreeTim CainPam Smith (right), shown with Toni Armstrong Jr and June Millington

Randy Jones, Tim Cain and Pam Smith

Outmusic Heritage Award:
June Millington, 2005, photo by Timmy SamuelsFanny LP, 45 & CD montageJune Millington, 1972, photo by Irene Young
"Hit Parade Extras"
This is my annual tribute show to the winners of the Outmusic Awards, and I always like to set aside a little time to play some music by artists who were nominated but did not win. I'm going to use a producer's prerogative in playing them, because I think they are artists you should really get to hear.
nominee for Chorus or Choirnominee for Female, Producer and Outsongnominee for Debut Malenominees for Producer and Duo/Groupnominee for Male, Outsong

Co-Hosts of the 2005 Outmusic Awards: Lea DeLaria and Jinx Titanic

Lea DeLaria "Double Standards" "Booted & Cuffed" Jinx Titanic

OMA 2005 Photos

I took Lots of photos (over 375) at the events surrounding the OMAs, and have uploaded around 200 of them for your viewing and use. Anyone who wants to use a photo, whether it be for their own website, or for any media, has my permission, though a photo credit would be nice...:)

Remember, I am definitely NOT a professional photographer, but I had the opportunity to take the photos, so grabbed it. I have a good digital camera, but it is not professional equipment...you will see some red-eye here and there, sorry. I have had to size most of the photos down for these pages, but if anyone has a special need for the original, just email me and I'll do my best to get them to you via email. I've separated them by the event, as given in the links below.

Video Showcase, Sidetrack, June 9th
House Concert, Green Note, June 10th
Open Mic, at Marrakech Expresso, June 11th
OMA Nominee Showcase, at Beat Kitchen, June 11th
Outmusic Awards, pre-show, backstage, June 12th
Outmusic Awards, at Claudia Cassidy Theatre, June 12th
Post-Show Reception, at Gentry, June 12th

and, see the Outmusic Awards 2005 Poster