Vodka, Martha, Trvor Project and Haiti

Wednesday 20 Jan 10

Last night I went to my gym and did a yoga class (nobody mistook for any 80s British pop stars!), then did half an hour on the eliptical machine (listening to, amongst other things, the Rich Morel Pink Noise Remix of Next To Me!!), and then did some weights and sit-ups.  Nothing weird there.

But then I went downstairs and had a vodka on the rocks!!

Yes, I love my gym, folks. Only in  the David Barton gym would there be a special cocktail evening.  I haven't been drinking since the New Year and so, on an empty stomach and after a lot of exercise, I was a bit plastered as I scooted home.  And that really was not how I imagined my trip to the gym would end up. But that's the great thing about living in New York City: every day is an adventure!

Poor Ted Kennedy must be turning in his grave today. I am sure there will be loads of analysis and discussion about how the Democrats managed to lose this seat, and I am sure the doom merchants will have a lot to say about how the American people have voiced their disappointment at Obama and yadda yadda. But from where I stand, it just seems like a not very well run campaign with a not very good candidate.  Aside from the further hurdles this will mean to the passing of the Health reform bill, I think it should be a wake-up call to all of us that although Obama is in power and his acsension truly changed the sensibility of this country and how it is perceived in the world, he has to deal with a senate that is only very slightly tilted in his favour.  Change is an ongoing state that we must keep nurturing.  Last night's result in Massachusetts show us the dangers of complacency.

This video of Martha Stewart doing a pole dancing class made me feel funny in my tummy. Watch it here!


The Trevor Project is a great organisation that operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. It quite literally saves lives.  And now you can help too, by voting here in the Chase Community Giving Challenge on Facebook and helping The Trevor Project win $1 million! Do it now! Just a couple of clicks and you can save lives and make the world a better place

Tomorrow, (Thursday, January 21st) I will be performing a couple of songs at a Rebuild Haiti relief fundraiser to benefit  Concern Worldwide and The Edeyo Foundation.  Here are the details: 9PM-11PM at 1 Oak, 453 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011.  $40 donation at the door.  If you can;t come, please go to or and make a donation. Every little really does help.