You should be dancing

Three Dollar Bill: You should be dancing

Del Marquis looked calm when his band Scissor Sisters first took the stage in Montreal back in January 2005. This was in the heady days soon after the release of ...Read more →

God Save the Queens

Three Dollar Bill: God Save the Queens

If you’ve ever seen me in drag at Montreal’s Jello Martini Lounge, or parading in the French Quarter during Southern Decadence in New Orleans, you know I’m not exactly the ...Read more →

Can we talk?

Three Dollar Bill: Can we talk?

"No man has ever told me I’m beautiful," legendary stand-up comic and pop icon Joan Rivers admits in this summer’s hit documentary film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. So ...Read more →

We are family

Three Dollar Bill: We are family

I cannot believe – but am also not surprised – that not one Montreal media outlet reported the 20th anniversary of (no, not the Oka Crisis) the single most important ...Read more →

British steel

Three Dollar Bill: British steel

I have long believed the real reason Judas Priest have yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is because Priest frontman Rob Halford is still ...Read more →

The Straight Man

Three Dollar Bill: The Straight Man

Every now and then, over the 14 years I’ve been writing this column, someone will inevitably ask me if I’m really straight. Seriously. Like the time this musician saddled up ...Read more →

Queen of Hearts

Three Dollar Bill: Queen of Hearts

I’ve always thought opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one. And usually their assholes are not the only things that stink. But one opinion-maker I love is legendary stand-up ...Read more →

Song for Gregory

Three Dollar Bill: Song for Gregory

Some years ago Cyndi Lauper and I were happily blabbing about the key to covering a great song – like Cyndi’s incendiary cover of Etta James’ signature song At Last ...Read more →

America’s most hated family

Three Dollar Bill: America’s most hated family

It was bad enough that 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was pistol whipped, tortured and tied to a wooden fence like a torn, sagging scarecrow outside his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming, by ...Read more →

The Promised Land

Three Dollar Bill: The Promised Land

A lifetime ago when I flew into Cairo from Istanbul, Egyptian authorities thought I was a terrorist and searched me. As I was hauled away, I looked over my shoulder ...Read more →

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