Hit the Clem Snide/Heligoats show at the High Noon Saloon last night. (Photos available here.) It was, as all Clem Snide shows are, fantastic.
Before the show, my buddy and I were trying to get together a list of friend to invite to the show. But we ran into a snag. We have two gay friends who were partners for like a decade, but recently had a pretty bitter split. From what I understand, they prefer not to be in the same room. So we could only invite one or the other – but not both. But which one to choose? We\’re equally good friends with each of them.
This is a major complication with having gay friends who are dating each other. If they split, you have to pick favorites. When you have a guy friend dating a woman, the breakup process is easy. You just cut the ex-girlfriend out of the social circle and move on. (As Descartes once said, “Bro’s before ho’s.”) But when you have two friends of the same sex, it’s impossible to pick one with which to socialize.
Anyway, I know I keep foisting this on you, but it’s my most favoritest song on the new Clem Snide album. It’s just unspeakably gorgeous:
And here’s “Movie Guns” by Chris Otepka, who performs as “Heligoats:”