Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15, 2009 Brenneman Airplane Guest Pro Wrestling Announcer Gary Michael Cappetta

Brenneman Airplane

July 15, 2009
9 p.m.

Special Guest Pro Wrestling Announcer Gary Michael Cappetta

Gary Michael Cappetta (born December 12, 1952) is an American professional wrestling ring announcer, author, voice over artist, screenwriter and stage performer. For Years, He was dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Announcer" by longtime friend and colleague Jim Cornette.

Having spent more than 20 years in the middle of the pro wrestling ring he then wrote and self-published Bodyslams: Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman. Gary's "Bodyslams!" autobiography was so successful, that it was re-released by ECW Press in 2006 adding 10 more adventurous years to the critically acclaimed book.

Cappetta is familiar to TV wrestling fans who watched him on World Wrestling Federation broadcasts from 1974–1985, followed by stints on ESPN with the American Wrestling Association or the AWA and Turner Broadcasting System’s World Championship Wrestling shows. Gary also performed on many prime time specials and pay-per-view productions for Turner Home Entertainment. He can also be found on numerous Ring of Honor DVDs doing backstage interviews. He also was the ring announcer for the 2005 wrestling game Showdown: Legends of Wrestling.

During his career the bilingual announcer has appeared at thousands of events throughout the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean. Gary set the stage for the world’s top wrestling stars in both English and Spanish.

In addition to his announcing duties, Cappetta has produced and directed commercials to promote WCW special events and was the Spanish announce voice for World Championship Wrestling programming seen exclusively on KCAL in Los Angeles.

"GMC", as Cappetta has become known to today's wrestling audience, has written a screenplay about the world of wrestling entitled Fall For The Dream. Gary has also managed careers of up and coming wrestlers, entertainers and models.

Gary wrote, directed and starred in "Bodyslams! & Beyond", a one man stage show based on his autobiography, Bodyslams: Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman.

Previously worked as a fill in Spanish teacher at Manasquan High School in 2003. He is now a Spanish teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in New Jersey. He teaches Spanish III and Spanish for Business. He is also the moderator of the Italian Culture Society.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Erotic Altruism On Cult Of Gracie

Tonight on Cult of Gracie, I'll be talking with Alessia Brio about the sexy humanitarian effort Coming Together, the series of erotica anthologies which raises funds along with libidos.

Coming Together is a series of anthologies containing short erotic stories which have been favorably compared to Susie Bright's Best American Erotica series ~ but the books do more than provide randy entertainment: All proceeds from the sales of Coming Together publications (paper copies & ebooks) are donated to charity, in what Ms. Brio calls "erotic altruism."

I recently interviewed Alessia for Sex-Kitten.Net, and since then, Sex-Kitten.Net has become a sponsor of this project which does so much for so many ~ including show the world that fans of erotica are more than just some dirty-minded selfish folks; they are proof that sex & arousal, even the solo acts, are indeed acts of love.

You can listen live tonight from 9-10 pm central. As always, you can also join in on chat in the chatroom and call in live at 646.200.3136.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Amorous Women On XXBN

Tonight on XXBN, I interview Donna George Storey, the Stanford Ph.D. who authored Amorous Woman.

Amorous Woman is the author's semi-autobiographical tale of an American woman's love affair with Japan.

I just finished the erotic novel ~ and while I can't say I know more about the Japanese language or Japanese sexual customs, Amorous Woman did have me thinking of a cultural exchange program for randy adults. *wink*

You can listen live to Gracie Passette interviewing Donna George Storey ~ and hear an excerpt from the novel read by the author ~ tonight from 9-10 pm central.

As always, you can also join in on chat in the chatroom and call in live at 646.200.3136.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flox-ing A Dead Horse?

I've been half-dead from the flu (and the other half wishes I was dead) ~ maybe I shouldn't have had that phone sex with Ms Angela when she was so sick herself? Anyway, one person is worthy of crawling out of bed and taking a shower... The fabulous AV Flox of OMG. OMG! OMFG!

AV writes about the weird, complicated entanglements people get themselves into, from hook-ups to marriage, and how these connections are made easier or exacerbated by technology. She's currently working with fellow journo John Bowe on a collection of interviews about American views on love. AV champions understanding materiality, being polite on the internet, acknowledging the historical significance of pornography and erotica, and inviting gonzo back into journalism. She writes smut, overshares about her sex life on Twitter, and has been labeled by critics as a slut with low journalistic standards. She doesn't apologize about sex saying, "Anyway, wasn't Pulitzer also the father of yellow journalism?"

AV also describes herself as a huge information monger and story collector. "I don't think I have any real desire to do anything other than absorb information, lounge and write. Thank god for the internet, right?"

Amen, sister Flox.

Join AV Flox & I tonight, Wednesday November 19th, from 9 to 10 pm (central time).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rachel, Rebecca & Jane Join The Cult

This Wednesday (November 12, from 9 to 10 PM Central time), the lovely Dr. Jane Vargas and her sex positive feminist daughters, Rebecca of Porn Perspectives and Rachel aka the Pop Feminist join The Cult for the ultimate Everybody Poos, Everybody Screws; Get Over It show.

We'll be discussing how to raise intelligent, talented, sex positive feminist daughters.

You can listen live to the show here, ask questions in chat, and you can join the show live at 646.200.3136.

(The same link can be used to listen/download a podcast of the show if you miss the live broadcast.)

CNBC's Dirty Money Special

I did watch Dirty Money: The Business of High-End Prostitution, which was far better than the witch-hunt Sawyer et all put on ~ CNBC even had my friend Amanda Brooks on. (She did a spectacular job!) We recorded the show, so I'm saving my official review for once we get clips transferred for web viewing.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Of Cross Dressing & Crossed Lines

Dr. Jane Vargas and I continue the cross dressing discussion tonight next Wednesday, 11/05/08, one half hour earlier to try to pack in all that we were unable to get to on last week's ill-fated show. The show will begin at 8:30 pm central (9:30 pm eastern).

In attempts to alleviate any potential problems, please listen to the show, sign into chat, and await the announcement that the lines are open before calling in at 646.200.3136. We will do our very best to get to each & every caller!

Friday, October 31, 2008

XXBN's Election Night & Prop K Coverage

You are invited to attend XXBN's Election Night Coverage.
When: November 4th, from 10 p.m. to Midnight (Eastern)

Where: On XXBN ~ listen live, talk in the chat room, & even be on-air!

Why: There's this little thing called a presidential election, as well as lots of local elections going on that night and we'll be bringing you the news, results and (fingers-crossed!) the laughs and sighs of relief. (If not we'll be crying, ranting, barfing... possibly renting U-Hauls to cross a border...)

Who: Along with you, of course, Gracie Passette & Jill Brenneman will play host to the always fabulous Nina Hartley, Jessie Daniels, and Prop K Proponent, Maxine Doogan ~ as well as a slew of other sex positive & liberal folks.

What: We'll be talking politics, propositions, and elections ~ on national and local levels.
Please join us ~ no need to RSVP, just be there.

Have something to say, pray, or, if you're really on a rant, spray? You can even join the show by calling in at 646.200.3136.

If you're looking for more info on Prop K, check out Amber Rhea's list of coverage & resources.

Image credits: Sadie Lune I Want You Poster Prop K Poster, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dr. Jane Vargas Returns To The Cult To Talk About Cross Dressing

Dr. Jane Vargas was my very first Cult of Gracie guest and she rejoins The Cult this week Wednesday, October 29 (from 9-10 pm, central time).

Jane and I will be discussing cross dressing: what it means, the distinctions between lingerie fetishists and cross dressers, how men who cross dress cope with self-image ~ and women's responses to cross dressing.

You can listen live to the cross dressing show here, as well as ask questions in chat. If you have questions or just want to join the show live, you are invited to call-in during the show at 646.200.3136.

The same link can be used to listen/download a podcast of the show if you miss the live broadcast.

UPDATE: Our apologies for the technical difficulties with tonight's (10/28/08) Cult of Gracie show with Dr. Jane Vargas. The show started late and I know that many of you were not able to get through on the air.

We will continue the cross dressing discussion with Jane next Wednesday, 11/05/08, a half hour earlier to try to accommodate you all. The show will begin at 8:30 pm central (9:30 pm eastern).

In attempts to alleviate any potential problems, please listen to the show, sign into chat, and await the announcement that the lines are open before calling in.

Again, we are very sorry for the issues with the show and hope you'll return next week to listen to & speak with Jane & I.

With much affection,