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Friday, July 11, 2008

I Would Also Like to Say Something Nice About Brad

posted by on July 11 at 14:20 PM

The first time I saw Brad, he was dressed like a lady. It was his 21st birthday, which he was celebrating as all former Catholic schoolboys in Seattle do: By allowing Dan Savage to put him in full drag then sign him up for a lip-synch competition at the dearly departed Brass Connection.

Brad is a handsome man. But he is an ugly woman. He looked glamorous, with a gorgeous wig and a full Zora-executed professional glamour face. But he also kinda looked like one of the wives in the “home beauty parlor” scene in GoodFellas.

I don’t remember exactly what kind of dress Lady Brad was wearing, but I know it involved extensive waist-up shaving, perhaps taking weeks. What’s burned in my brain is the song: “Back in Baby’s Arms,” the jaunty Patsy Cline number which Brad mouthed gamely before executing a truly stunning finale, in which he was swept up into the arms of a 250-pound man wearing a diaper.

He came in second in the night’s competition, but he won first place in my heart.

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I seem to remember a picture on Slog of Dan and some else in drag... was it Brad?

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 11, 2008 2:29 PM

No, that was Tim, or as we call her, Kandi Keck.

Posted by David Schmader | July 11, 2008 2:31 PM

Brad is such a handsome man that, within two weeks of meeting him, I had changed all my passwords at work to theminister, in deference to his then grandiose job title.

I worked at Seattle Weekly at the time.

I have never lost my admiration for his healthy head of hair.

Posted by kerri harrop | July 11, 2008 2:37 PM

This is turning into one of those "Remember when...?" episodes of "The Golden Girls"...

"Remember the time Blanche and Sophia broke into Brad's apartment and fucked the shit out of him?"

That was a good episode.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 11, 2008 2:44 PM

Brad still talks fondly about that episode.

Posted by David Schmader | July 11, 2008 2:46 PM

That's funny...I heard he was RUEful about it.

Posted by michael strangeways | July 11, 2008 4:16 PM

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