WCQ310 2009 Windy City Gay Idol Finals!

Host: Amy Matheny with Deb Pearce

Deb and Amy recount the fantastic event that was the 2009 Windy City Gay Idol. Amy Kelly brought home the honors! They share their thoughts about the final three contestants and all the fantastic people who showed up at Sidetrack. Amy's off to see Ellen DeGeneres this week! While Deb was in Chicago, the gals sang some Bearaoke while out at Jack Hammer. They talk about bidets, Obama on the GLBT, weed whackers and jumpsuits from 1970's. It's a fantastic show!

Music Featured on This Queercast:
Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"

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Lizabeth: Hi think it's great that Amy & Deb were so thrilled with talking ALL about themselves reviewing Windy City Gay Idol 09, and hit the "highlights" of the evening's contestants. But, why the hell didn't they acknowledge the contests winner at all? I would really like to know more about Amy Kelly, who she is, her story, how she sounded after a series of 3 months of competition? I think the show would have been better served honoring the fun event's winner, rather than hearing all about Amy & Deb, Deb & Amy's gold dress and personal nightlife. Geeze.

Amy M: Hold on to your hat Lizabeth! A full show with Amy Kelly is coming in the next two weeks. I am sitting down and getting to know all about her. So don't miss that one. To see her perform check out our pictures at And there is video as well on the site (and you can see my yellow dress - it is quite a topic of conversation). As for Deb and I, we just love to gush about how much we enjoy each other since we are together in the same room so rarely. Keep listening and know that good minds think alike --- I hope to bring you more and more of Amy Kelly our 2009 Windy City Gay IDOL!!!!

james: well, guess someone's fanclub has voiced their opinion! Anywhooo...i just want you guys to know how much i enjoyed this podcast. i had the day off work friday so i downloaded it onto my ipod shuffle, and brought it along for a nice jog/walk along the lake. Since it was 45 minutes long it was the perfect length for me to workout to. I thought as long as i kept moving while the podcast was still on, it would be a good workout, and it was! I agree ENTIRELY with amy about QAF -- I remember when i first saw the british series and even when it was on cable (remember those days, when bars would make a big deal out of the fact they were showing QAF when it aired?) that the American city most like Manchester was Chicago! Chicago is gritty and blue collar like Manchester, it's a 'second city' like manchester, it's looked down upon by people in the two U.S. cities that are bigger, like Manchester is, and it has sort of reinvented itself as a cool place to be with great music and creative people and a nice glbt scene, like manchester. And i will be skipping the chicago pride this year - though i am thrilled alex will be the grand marshal (i'll watch it later on TV)...i know i would get angry because it won't be political enough for me. The president is ignoring us and we're gonna hold a big drinking party - no thanks. But after hearing deb talk about it, I SOOOO want to go to Toronto Pride next year! I told my other half everything deb said and he sounds very intrigued, as well. And you know, Canadians are such nice hosts, we're sure it'd be fun. Too bad we now have to go thru the pain of getting passports.


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