We're always running around at such a crazy frenetic pace, but every once in a while it feels so damn good to just sit back, soak it all in and enjoy.
Perez realizes how damn lucky he is. Extremely. And he doesn't take it for granted!
Thursday night, we had the opportunity to go to a super exclusive listening party for Dolly Parton's new album. There were only about twelve or so people there, and the country music legend was one of them - making a surprise appearance.
Our shit nearly turned the color of our hair and we practically pooped in our shorts when we walked into the room and Dolly herself greeted Perezzers with a big 'ol hug. And she is sooooooo tiny (except in the boobage). We were afraid we were gonna break her!
Miz Parton is a legend, and she's everything you could hope for. Talented and kind. Sweet and saucy. Pretty damn near perfect, like Mary Freakin' Poppins.
The international gay icon was done up to the nines - big nails, big hair, lots of color and bling and sparkly stuff. She was diggin' Perezito's sunglasses and playfully tried them on herself.
Dolly floated around the room, giving some one-on-one attention to the lucky few invited to the listening party. Amongst those in attendance were the genius David LaChapelle and the equally genius Danilo, who does the hair for Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese.
Miz Parton's new album doesn't even come out until February 2008, so it was such a special treat to get a big preview of the record.
The disc is Dolly's first foray into mainstream country in a while - she had been making a few (critically acclaimed) bluegrass records lately. And the results on the new album are amazing!
You have your ballads. Your gospel. Your uptempo. There's a little bit of everything for everyone.
The two standout tracks were Backwoods Barbie, a song that Dolly's writing for the new 9 to 5 Broadway musical, and You Drive Me Crazy, a cover of the Fine Young Cannibals song.
On our way out, Dolly even gave us a super rare special surprise by playing us a wicked new song she wrote called Just A Wee Bit Gay. Yes!!!
Dolly loves her gay fans, and after she releases her new country record she's gonna put out a dance album!!!!!
This woman is a legend. She's been in the business since before we were born. And she's just as good as ever. No bullshit.
Viva La Dolly!!!
[Perez's sunglasses courtesy of Ksubi. Thanks to Christopher Kreiling! P's hoodie courtesy of Clandestine Industries. Thanks to Peter Wentz!]