Down and Out in Denver

JR’s Music Silliness

Posted in bars, gays, music by Blake on May 30, 2010

One of the many things that Alastair and I have noticed and made fun of at JR’s over the years (that could really be a series of ten linked posts, but let’s start here) is the music.  Yes, they play the usual suspects for a gay bar: Madonna, Beyoncé, Gaga.  But they also have a tendency to play videos (because JR’s is that unfortunate breed of establishment, the video bar) for songs that you did not know existed until you heard them at JR’s.  Songs that were never popular in their own time, but that seem to be on a 24-hour loop at the corner of 17th and Clarkson.  I give you two of those below.

This is Charlotte Church singing “Call My Name.”  Remember Charlotte Church?  The Welsh “voice of an angel.”  Well, she’s no angel anymore.  Clearly trying to shed her good girl image, Church sexes it up in this backstage romp.  I have no recollection of ever hearing this song before or outside of JR’s but it got to be that I did not consider the evening truly complete until I got to hear Charlotte. I became addicted, so much so that Alastair searched around online and downloaded a copy that I added to a couple of my running mixes. She may no longer be the voice of an angel, but she can definitely still sing.

This is Paul Oakenfold featuring Brittany Murphy.  Long before she would posthumously take back the limelight, this dreadful number was playing on the video screens at JR’s.  Murphy may not have been the most talented of actresses (she will forever be Tai in “Clueless” for me) but she was a much worse singer.  R.I.P. Brittany.


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  1. Spunky T said, on May 31, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Wow, I guess I have to admit that I like them both. I suppose that means I should be hanging out at gay bars more, which I will take under consideration. I mean, Brittany Murphy is ridiculous, but it feels like she knows this and is just going for it anyway, which you gotta admire.

    • Blake said, on May 31, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      Well, as I note, I became pretty much addicted to Charlotte’s little number, so I can’t say I blame you…

      And I think you’re probably right about Ms. Murphy. It is indeed silliness.

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