Jamie McDermott interviewed for The Agenda podcast!




On Monday I met The Irrepressibles’ lead singer and creative director Jamie McDermott. He joined Sham (the Welsh one) and I in Soho for the recording of our latest podcast episode in which we also discussed gay-to-straight conversion therapy as well as mulling over the results of The Independent on Sunday’s recently published Pink List 2012 (their list of the 101 most influential living LGBT figures in Britain).

The interview with Jamie occupies the first half of the podcast, we discuss his childhood in Scarborough, the processes and concepts behind his band The Irrepressibles, his own coming out experiences and his talent for persuading hot boys to strip and wrestle for him on camera…

Listen to the episode on SoundCloud now:



If you'd like to hear more episodes of my podcast then find us on iTunes by searching for So So Gay, The Agenda, in the podcasts section.

Here are the two homoerotic music videos that we mention in the episode above:



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Louis Tussauds House of Wax in Norfolk to close due to 80-year-old owner's retirement



I was sad to read that Norfolk's answer to Madame Tussauds is closing. The couple who run the Louis Tussauds in Great Yarmouth are now in their 80s and plan to retire. The place has a cult following and has previously won the title of "worst waxworks of all time". Generally the dummies have the right clothes, but the similarities stop there.

Here is a great one of Michael Jackson looking like Harry Styles:


The museum is now closed for the 2012 season but let's hope they have one more run next year. Mrs Hayes, one of the owners, says they are definitely open to offers for buying the business - Let's hope Damien Hirst of perhaps Jake and Dinos Chapman are reading.

You can read the BBC story with more info here.


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