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Sean Johnson’s Best of 2014 Top 10s

2014 was a year of great change, new challenges, and a a brand new outlook on life.  With that, the soundtrack that followed me along for the year was always emotional, spiritual, More »

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Cover Model Katya: Photo Shoot and Interview

Hometown: I can’t remember. Profession: Fitness Guru/Sexual Terrorist Weapon of Choice: My vagina. Favorite Wig: How dare you! Favorite Outfit: Anything with a loud print. Signature Dance Move: “The Reluctant Queef”   More »

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12.12.2014 F&G Paloma Faith CD Release Party

Bringing together Queers, Music, and Art together for everyone Host Sean Johnson invites you to dance, drink, and have a great time with DJ Brent Covington & DJ Taffy spinning Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, More »

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Cover Model Steve: Photo Shoot & Interview

Hometown:  Enfield, Connecticut. Home of the North American HQ for LEGO and some supermax prisons Profession:  Finance ¯\_(?)_/¯ Hobbies:  Telling people I do CrossFit, cooking for Instagram and not for eating, replying all More »

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Cover Model Pablo: Photo Shoot and Interview

Hometown: Colombia, South America. Profession: Scientist. Hobbies: Working out at the gym, water sports (kayaking, swimming), Exploring nature barefoot. Favorite Album: Shakira – Pies Descalzos. Favorite Song: As of now, my favorite More »

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Cover Model Sean: Photo Shoot and Interview

Hometown: Providence, RI Profession: Grad student Hobbies: Music, Olympic weightlifting, creative coding Favorite Album: Changes all the time. Today I’ll just say Alopecia by WHY? Favorite Song: Same deal here, but right More »

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F&G Exclusive Interview with Wiz Kilo

Fur And Gold first heard of Montreal-based indie musician Wiz Kilo from his song “Warmbody” on his new album Jungle Disco. DJ Brent Covington talked to him about his songwriting process, being More »

DJ Brent Covington’s Best of 2014 Top 10 Lists

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Fur And Gold Songs:
Brooke Candy – Opulence
Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige – F For You
Duke Dumont – I Got U
Hercules & Love Affair – My Offence
Kiesza – Hideaway
Le Youth – Dance With Me
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Do It Again
Sia – Chandelier
Tinashe – 2 On
Tove Lo – Habits (Stay Hi)

 

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Albums:
Banks – Goddess
Erasure – The Violet Flame
FKA Twigs – LP1
Jessie Ware – Tough Love
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
La Roux – Trouble In Paradise
Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions
Perfume Genius – Too Bright
The Drums – Encyclopedia
The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

 

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Songs:
Cyril Hahn – Open
Hooray For Earth – Somewhere Else
Kylie Minogue – Feels So Good
Lana Del Rey – West Coast
La Roux – Sexotheque
MNEK – Wrote A Song About You
Perfume Genius – Queen
Royksopp – I Had This Thing
SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig – NEW DORP. NEW YORK
The Drums – Kiss Me Again

Sean Johnson’s Best of 2014 Top 10s

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2014 was a year of great change, new challenges, and a a brand new outlook on life.  With that, the soundtrack that followed me along for the year was always emotional, spiritual, inspirational, and energizing.  The albums and songs I listened to this year were both eclectic, sensual, and ambient.  Spending most of the winter, spring, and summer outdoors, I walked through the snow and swam in the water with the soundtrack of Shura, Ellie Goulding, Chet Faker, iamamiwhoami, Foxes, and Jessie Ware in my ears.  2014 marks a year where I became comfortable with being with myself, learning to give myself the self love I deserve, learning what LOVE actually is, and being able to feel love from others around me.  As intense as that all might seem, I spent most of the year smiling, meeting amazing people, and making some very large changes in my life.  2014 opened the door for me to take a new journey into the next chapters of my life, to help define the man that I am to be, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without the music of 2014.

 

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Song of the Year
1. Shura – Touch
2. Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart
3. Chet Faker – Talk is Cheap
4. BANKS – Brain
5. Vance Joy – Riptide
6. Kiesza – Hideaway
7. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
8. Charli XCX – Boom Clap
9. iamamiwhoami – Chasing Kites
10. Sky Ferreira – I Blame Myself

Honorable Mentions
Clean Bandit – Real Love (Featuring Jess Glynne)
Gorgon City – Ready for Your Love (Featuring MNEK)
RAC – Ready for It (Featuring St. Lucia)
Small Black – Real People
Florrie – Little White Lies

 

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Album of the Year
1. Chet Faker – Built on Glass
2. iamamiwhoami – Blue
3. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
4. BANKS – Goddess
5. Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
6. Foxes – Glorious
7. La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
8. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
9. RAC – Strangers
10. Broods – Evergreen

 

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Artist of the Year
1. iamamiwhoami
2. Shura
3. Chet Faker
4. Charli XCX
5. Jessie Ware
6. Vance Joy
7. BANKS
8. Clean Bandit
9. Ellie Goulding
10. Foxes

 

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Best Pop/Hip Hop/R&B Album of the Year
1. Jessie Ware – Tough Love
2. Foxes – Glorious
3. Jhene Aiko – Souled Out
4. Brooke Candy – Opulence
5. Kiesza – Sound of a Woman
6. Tove Lo – Queen of the Clouds
7. Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
8. Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
9. Ariana Grande – My Everything
10. Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste

 

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Best Indie Rock/ Pop Album of the Year
1. Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away
2. Lana Del Rey – Ultra Violence
3. Broods – Evergreen
4. Lykke Li – I Never Learn
5. Zola Jesus – Taiga
6. Hozier – Hozier (2014)
7. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
8. Wildbeasts – Present Tense
9. Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
10. William Fitzsimmons – Lions

 

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Best Electronic Album of the Year
1. iamamiwhoami – Blue
2. RAC – Strangers
3. FKA Twigs – LP1
4. The Acid – Liminal
5. La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
6. How To Dress Well – What Is This Heart?
7. Small Black – Real People (EP)
8. Lia Ices – Ices
9. Katy B – Little Red
10. Jungle – Jungle (2014)

 

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Best Non-American Album of the Year
1. Foxes – Glorious (United Kingdom)
2. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (United Kingdom)
3. iamamiwhoami – Blue (Sweden)
4. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold (Sweden)
5. Lykke Li – I Never Learn (Sweden)
6. Flight Facilities – Down to Earth (Australia)
7. Paloma Faith – A Perfect Contradiction (United Kingdom)
8. Marlon Roudette – Electric Soul (United Kingdom)
9. Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Australia)
10. Wiz Kilo – Jungle Disco (Canada)

 

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Oldies But Goodies (Non 2014 Released Songs)
1. Ellie Goulding – Burn (Math’s Time Joy Remix) (2013)
2. London Grammar – If You Wait (2013)
3. Bright Light Bright Light – This is Me Without You (Piano & Strings Version) (2013)
4. Sia – Elastic Heart (Featuring The Weeknd & Diplo) (2013)
5. St. Lucia – Elevate (2013)
6. College – A Real Hero (Featuring Electric Youth) (2009)
7. Veronica Maggio – La?tsas Som Det Regnar (2013)
8. Owl Eyes – Nightswim (2013)
9. Bat for Lashes – Siren Song (2009)
10. M83 – Kim & Jessie (2008)

DJ Taffy’s Set List – December 12, 2014

Uptown Funk (Sunday Night Radio Edit) (feat. Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson
U Got The Look (Album Version) – Prince
One Minute More – Capital Cities
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
Do It Again (The Penelopes Remix) – The Ting Tings
Boom Clap (Cahill Extended Mix) – Charli XCX
Giddy Up – Dragonette
Russian Kiss (feat. Bjarne Melgaard) – Annie
Funkytown – Lipps Inc
Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics
Put Your Hands Up (Pete Hammond Extended Mix) – Kylie Minogue
Africa (Nikko Full Vocal White Label Club Mix) – Toto
Last Christmas (Wham! cover) – The Young Professionals
Spin Me A Christmas – Aqua
He’s On The Phone (Radio Edit) – Saint Etienne
Lay All Your Love On Me – ABBA
U + Ur Hand – P!nk
History Repeating – Propellerheads and Shirley Bassey
Animal – Neon Trees
Spaceman – The Killers
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
Regret – New Order
It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas – Pet Shop Boys
One Word [Chris Cox Remix] – Kelly Osbourne
Give It 2 Me – Madonna
I Am What I Am (from La Cage Aux Folles) – Gloria Gaynor
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything – Barry White
Send me An Angel – Real Life
Waiting For A Star To Fall – Boy Meets Girl

DJ Brent Covington’s Set List – December 12, 2014

Uptight Downtown (Club Clique Remix) – La Roux
I Just Relax In Your Arms (DJ Christodoulos 2014 Mashup) – Mika vs. The Cutting Crew
4Seasons – Wiz Kilo
Hustler (Kry Wolf Remix) – Josef Salvat
Cloudbusting (Mighty Mouse Remix) – Kate Bush
Reason (Carter Tutti Remix) – Erasure
See Through You – Mighty Mouse ft. Ronika
R E A L (Club Mix) – Le Youth
Touchin’, Lovin’ (Strobe Remix) – Trey Songz
Elevate (The Young Professionals Remix) – St. Lucia
Rebel Heart (DJ FmSteff 2014 Remix) – Madonna
I Was Gonna Cancel (The Presets Remix) – Kylie Minogue
Work Bitch (Monsieur Adi Remix) – Britney Spears
Right Now (Basement Jaxx Remix) – Mary J. Blige
I Had This Thing – Royksopp ft. Jamie Irrepressible
Number 1 (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix) – Goldfrapp
Supernatural (Mike Mago Remix) – AlunaGeorge
Someone To Call My Lover (Justin Faust Remix) – Janet Jackson
Faded (The Magician Remix) – ZHU
Ready For The Good Life (Jax Jones Remix) – Paloma Faith
Chasing Time (WAWA Remix) – Azealia Banks
Push It (BOK Remix) – Salt N Pepa
Me & U (Brymar Remix) – Cassie
7/11 (Dirty Pop Remix) – Beyonce
Sign Your Name (2011 Black Master Remix) – Terence Trent Darby
The Girl And The Robot (Spencer Hill Remix) – Royskopp ft. Robyn
Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Cerato Remix) – Tears For Fears

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Cover Model Katya: Photo Shoot and Interview

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Hometown: I can’t remember.
Profession
: Fitness Guru/Sexual Terrorist
Weapon of Choice
: My vagina.
Favorite Wig
: How dare you!
Favorite Outfit
: Anything with a loud print.
Signature Dance Move: “The Reluctant Queef”

 

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F&G: How does it feel to be a F&G cover model again?  This time celebrating the holidays!  What do you celebrate this time of year?
Katya: I am so honored and humbled. I don’t celebrate holidays, I celebrate LIFE AND LOVE, every day. I’m bisexual.

F&G: What is your new years resolution?
Katya: To stop French kissing the pay phones in South Station.

 

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F&G: What staple items can we find in your purse?
Katya: A series of smaller purses.

F&G: What makes Katya a Boston Drag Queen?
Katya: I have bad hair and I’m lazy; that is very Boston. Haha JK. What really signifies my regional pride is my love of and fascination with drunk people and heroin addicts. We have some of the best in the world.

 

 

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F&G: Do you think you want to drop a single or make a music video soon? What would the title be, what do you envision it be?
Katya: I am working on a one-woman hip-hopera based on Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic portrayal of Louanne Johnson in the vastly under appreciated feature film “Dangerous Minds” I also plan to release a mix tape of my own insightful commentary on my favorite women’s Olympic gymnastics routines from 1996 – 2004.

F&G: Where can we usually find you on a friday night?
Katya: Making shapes with my body on the floor of my apartment with my imaginary photographer friend Carla.

 

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F&G: You excited for Jacques? Any secrets you can reveal about the show?
Katya: Very excited! I don’t kiss and tell, so please just come to Jacques on December 15.

F&G: How will you spend your time and where will you be during the holiday season?
Katya: Probably in a hospital, just snooping around. I’m very curious about how people get hurt during the holidays.

 

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F&G: If you met Santa face to face, what would you say or do to him?
Katya: “Don’t tell me what I’m feeling is wrong.”

 

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Meet Katya this Friday at Fur and Gold, and check out her on Logo TV’s cast reveal website for Season 7!

12.12.2014 F&G Paloma Faith CD Release Party

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Bringing together Queers, Music, and Art together for everyone

Host Sean Johnson invites you to dance, drink, and have a great time with DJ Brent Covington & DJ Taffy spinning Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, Post-Punk, ’80s, Britpop, Underground, New Wave, Electro, & Euro Hits.

Special cover model guest, Katya Zamolodchikova from Perestroika!

A night at the Alley for Art Fags, Hipsters, Geeks, the Music Obsessed and all. Exploring the alternative side of the Boston Gay Nightlife scene with a new twist for a new generation. Enjoy Visual Entertainment (Music videos, Artist Works), and Cheap Drinks.

Bring your friends and spread the word.
21+
10pm – 2am


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Be prepared for all your senses to be touched. I fly sometimes, sometimes I land with a thud. I am never what you think as I am multiple. Sometimes what isn’t said is more powerful than what is. I hope to grow and surprise you with what you least expect but realise that predictability is not a negative thing. The mundane can be beautiful. So can the extraordinary…

Buy ‘Ready For The Good Life’ on iTunes -http://smarturl.it/RFTGL_iTunes
Buy ‘A Perfect Contradiction – Outsiders’ Edition’ -http://smarturl.it/OutsidersiTunesD

‘Ready For The Good Life’ is taken from the new version of Paloma’s album ‘A Perfect Contradiction – Outsiders’ Edition’. The new edition is out November 10th & also includes ‘Changing’, two more brand new tracks, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, Can’t Rely On You’ & ‘Trouble With My Baby’. The Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive ‘Live From The BBC Proms’ CD. If you already own ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ you can still purchase the new tracks individually from iTunes.

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DJ Taffy’s Set List – November 14, 2014

Searching For The Golden Eye – Motiv 8 & Kym Mazelle
1234 – Golden Boy With Miss Kittin
We All Wanna Be Prince – Felix Da Housecat
A Forest (Short Cut) – Blank & Jones feat. Robert Smith
I Love You – Yello
Be With You Tonight – The Young Professionals
Burn (Tiesto Remix) – Ellie Goulding
Long Hot Summer – Girls Aloud
Broken Record (Shapeshifters Vox Remix) – Little Boots
Master And Servant – Depeche Mode
Secrets (Danny Verde Remix) – Mary Lambert (feat B.o.B)
My Pussy (Risqué Mix) – Amanda Lepore
Bad Touch Remix2 – The Bloodhound Gang
Ray Of Light – Madonna
The Glamorous Life – Sheila E.
It’s A Fine Day (Edit) – Opus III
Escapade – Janet Jackson
Atomic – Blondie
Tell You (Today) – Robyn
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
I Love Rock ‘n Roll – Joan Jett
Pull Up To The Bumper – Grace Jones
In My House – Mary Jane Girls
Hard Out Here – Lily Allen
Break the Rules (Obscene Extended) – Charli XCX
Timebomb (Extended Mix) – Kylie Minogue
Bitch (E-Team Funky Bitch Edit) – Meredith Brooks
Hungry Like The Wolf [Night Version] – Duran Duran
Seven Wonders (Extended Remix) – Fleetwood Mac

DJ Brent Covington’s Set List – November 14, 2014

Right Now – Mary J. Blige
Supernatural – AlunaGeorge
Completement Fou (Aeroplane Remix) – Yelle
Two Weeks (Figgy Remix) – FKA Twigs
Kiss And Not Tell – La Roux
Not This Time (andhim Remix) – The 2 Bears
The Party Line – Belle & Sebastian
Break This Heartbreak – Kylie + Garibay
Crossfade – GusGus
Chasing Time – Azealia Banks
Faded (Bruno Be Remix) – ZHU
Polly (Bruno Be Remix) – Nirvana
Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) – Kiesza
2 On (DiscoTech Remix) – Tinashe
If Your Girl Only Knew (DubRocca Remix) – Aaliyah
Froot – Marina & The Diamonds
My Offence (David Morales Remix) – Hercules & Love Affair
Soda – Azealia Banks
Wannabe (Juany Bravo Remix) – The Spice Girls
Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix) – Royksopp ft. Robyn
Wrote A Song About You (Shift K3Y Remix) – MNEK
The Boy Is Mine (Kulkid Remix) – Brandy & Monica
Work It (Chang Sam Remix) – Missy Elliott
Always (Manhattan Clique Remix) – Erasure
Tether (Junior Sanchez Remix) – Chvrches
Back To Black (Steve Mac Vocal Remix) – Amy Winehouse
Ride A White Horse (Serge Santiago Remix) – Goldfrapp

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