COMEDY NEWS: Moline, Illinois To Host Flamingo, the World’s Biggest Openly Gay Event

The Flamingo, the biggest openly gay event in the world, is moving from its usual destination of Las Vegas to the city of Moline, Illinois. The event features gay musical acts, clinics, and novelties, and is coming to Moline for the first time due to tax breaks and the fact that the mayor is the uncle of the one and only fabulous host, Spencer Gayman.

Of course, this isn’t really the case; rather it is the plot to “Hello Fabulous!” the new novella from Jason Tanamor.

“The underlying story revolves around a straight and boring guy named Randy who is continually mistaken for the event’s host,” Tanamor said. “This mistake begins to snowball, with the media believing that Gayman has hit the town well before the scheduled event.”

Randy then sees his life go from “straight and boring” to “gay and fabulous” overnight. He begins to receive VIP treatment in the form of restaurant, hotel, and clothing comps. Not to mention the occasional hetero woman willing to turn Gayman straight.

“It doesn’t help that Randy’s friends encourage him to play the part since they’re now being treated as celebrities,” Tanamor said. “That is until Gayman comes to town for real after hearing that his good, gay name has been tarnished by being seen in places like K-Mart.”

"Hello Fabulous!” is a hilarious story about mistaken identity that results in a climax that determines the REAL fabulous one. “Did I mention that there is a 25-foot flamingo in the story?” Tanamor said.

Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online – The Very Best of Stand-Up and Music. He has interviewed the likes of author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club); comedians Demetri Martin, Jim Breuer (SNL, Half Baked), Aisha Tyler (Talk Soup, The Ghost Whisperer), Hal Sparks and Gabriel Iglesias; musicians Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Ann Wilson (Heart), Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless and Gossip Girl), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Henry Rollins (Black Flag); and actor Oscar Nunez (The Office).

He has covered everyone from Steve Martin to Jerry Seinfeld and from Evanescence to President Obama.

“Hello Fabulous!” is available in paperback for $7.95 and on Amazon Kindle for $1.99. Visit Tanamor’s website at to purchase the book, learn more about it, and read an excerpt.
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MUSIC NEWS: INNA Reveals New Music Video for "Cola Song"




Staying true to her global identity, the video was shot on a beach in Barcelona and embodies the essence of INNA—vitality, confidence and fiery passion. The video was directed by John Perez (Shakira, Rihanna, Jay Z, Paul McCartney, BeyoncĂ©)  and features JBalvin, one of Columbia’s premiere reggaeton rappers. “Cola Song” is produced by TJR (Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop The Party”) and Axident (Far East Movement’s “Turn Up The Love”) and co-written by Breyan Isaac (Flo Rida, Pitbull) and Andrew Frampton (Westlife, Natasha Bedingfield, Gavin DeGraw).


About INNA:

Acclaimed as one of contemporary dance music’s most diverse and distinctive stars, Inna famously made history as the first ever European female solo artist to surpass 1 billion individual views on YouTube, putting her in an elite club of worldwide superstars that also includes such icons as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Justin Bieber, Psy, and Skrillex.


Born Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu, Inna first burst onto the world pop scene with 2008’s “Hot,” a massive international #1 as well as Billboard’s “Hot Dance Airplay” year-end chart-topper here in the United States. Three successful albums and a seemingly endless string of smash singles have followed, including dance floor favorites like “Sun Is Up,” “Party Never Ends,” “Amazing,” “Club Rocker (Feat. Flo Rida),” and “More Than Friends (Feat. Daddy Yankee).” Fluent in three languages, Inna has also proven an in-demand featured artist, with recent high profile appearances including Pitbull’s 2013 track, “All The Things (Feat. Inna).”


Purchase “Cola Song” on iTunes here:

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Everybody knows who Lisa Loeb is. She became a household name back in the early nineties with her hit single “Stay.” That may have been the peak of her popularity but she hasn’t gone anywhere. She’s still making music and going on tour, but now she’s doing so much more than that. She’s got her own coffee, her own charity, her own eye glass where and she’s a mother.


Lisa’s newest album is called “No Fairy Tale” and I’ve listened to this album beginning to end and I’m in love. I’ve always been more of a hard rock heavy metal but “No Fairy Tale” believe it or not has kind of a punk influence to it and lyrically I fell for it. It was real exciting to have Lisa Loeb on the podcast. She’s doing a small Midwest tour starting in Davenport, IA, I will be there and I hope you are too.