DNA Lounge: Wherein there's some more War on Fun news.

Here's a better article, including quotes from Dawn Holliday, Slim's manager:

Slim's Liquor License Temporarily Suspended Due to Neighbor Complaints

Holliday says Guenot can't even be certain that noise is actually coming from Slim's, and has recently begun complaining to police about another neighbor, the nightclub Butter. But the terms of Slim's liquor license have made it especially vulnerable to noise complaints. Holliday says that when seeking a permit for the club before its opening in 1988, she agreed to terms that no noise would be heard beyond the club's doors.

"There was nobody down here then," Holliday says.

Since 1999, after spending more than $100,000 on sound insulation, Slim's noise levels have been measured by officials from the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, and found to be in accordance with the city's noise ordinance, Holliday says.

That hasn't stopped the calls to police. Since 2007, when Guenot moved in, Holliday says she has spent more than $250,000 on legal fees battling charges from her neighbor that the club is too loud. "The outcome of this long siege has been that we did need to take the closure, the punishment," Holliday says.

Let's all take a moment to be filled with blinding rage, shall we?

Ok, moving on.

Here's an op-ed from Senator Leno about the legislation he's introducing to make everyone believe that infusions are still legal.

I phrase it that way because there is no way that under current law any sane person could think that infusions are actually illegal. This is a complete fantasy, a willful misreading of the statute by out-of-control ABC prosecutors. I wrote about this extensively back in February 2010.

It's bullshit. But, this legislation will make ABC STFU about it, I guess.

Oh, also, Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew is running for Mayor of Miami. How about that.


DNA Lounge: Wherein there are photos, and some bad news for our neighbors.

Many more photos are up of the last Blow Up, including the photo booth. Also we have some photos of the Bootie Brides of March party, and some behind-the-scenes shots of the DAMSF fashion show.

Also, here's an interview with Angie Bowie who was the special guest at the last Trannyshack.

You may have noticed that Slim's has been closed for a week. As the signs they've posted on their front door show, they are victims of an ABC license suspension due to repeated noise complaints from a single neighbor. Some details are here. They've been dealing with this woman for some time, and the stories I've heard about their struggle are mind-blowingly infuriating, but alas, they're not my stories to tell.

They sure have my sympathy, though. One neighbor with a grudge can really screw things up for a lot of people.