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Happy New Year

Looking back on this past year I was able to meet and interview some talented and amazing personalities in my column for Nunn on the Run.

Here is some great advice and quotes stars have said to me in 2010:

The Laughs

“How’s your cornholer?” (Lisa Lampanelli)

“I am sure you are much more of an expert than a married man or straight man, anyways.” (Kathy Griffin on blowjobs)

“I know that gays belong to Kathy, but any fall over, I’m going to take.” (Sarah Silverman)

“I have always forged my own unique path in the comedy and entertainment world” (Sandra Bernhard)

“I think my humor is a little dry.” (Katy Perry)

“I can’t do anything but tell a joke and steal a scene!” (Leslie Jordan)

The Tears

“You are going to make me cry.” (Chely Wright)

“You made me cry…” (Meredith Baxter)

The Hard Times

“Read my bio and you tell me…” (Belinda Carlisle)

“Oh, I will go there!” (Alexis Stewart)

“There are moments that are really and truly “make it work” moments.” (Tim Gunn)

Advice

“Well, first of all, don’t suck. Don’t be bad at it.” (Dan Savage on writing)

“Everything has to be used for something” (Amy Sedaris)

“Don’t say you are a fan of theirs. It automatically puts you in the fan category with the celebrity.” (Lady Bunny)

“Hold the tape recorder closer to my mouth.” (Perez Hilton)

Full of Questions

“Let’s make it happen.” (Ricky Martin on interviewing him)

“I will never forget that question.” (Natalie Merchant)

“I don’t really get that question.” (Ellen DeGeneres)

“I have no idea how to answer that question, let me get my husband on the phone.” (Carol Channing)

About Chicago

“I usually don’t party after the shows. But when I am in Chicago, who knows?” (Jake Shears)

“It is the only place that I actually had a job.” (John Waters)

“Chicago is my favorite city still and it looks gorgeous.” (Laurie Metcalf)

“I love Chicago.” (Pam Grier)

The G-Word

“Let the gays go wild!” (Patti LaBelle)

“I’m slightly under the radar and I do think part of that is because I’m gay.” (Rufus Wainwright)

“I’m very close to the gay community.” (Perry Farrell)

“I don’t define myself by only being gay just like I don’t define myself by only being Jewish.” (Nate Berkus)

“It definitely comes with some pressure.” (Adam Lambert)

“I think homophobia is really fucked up.” (Kate Nash)

“If there are gay men in the audience then you automatically get a great show.” (Joan Rivers)

On Obama

“He is not forcing anything but making decent strides and moving things in the right direction.” (Wanda Sykes)

“There’s just nothing that a person in that position can do now, because it’s just been bought and sold.” (Melissa Etheridge)

“I am really angry about the fact that a cultured, intelligent black man cannot say that he is for gay marriage.” (Mario Cantone)

The Icons

“It made me a lot of money. What about that?” (Olympia Dukakis on Moonstruck)

“I am a sucker for stories!” (Cyndi Lauper)

“Wouldn’t that be fun?” (Florence Henderson on hosting SNL)

“I say drag queen diet in the book because it sounds so good.” (RuPaul)

“RuPaul is just the most fabulous phenomenon.” (Lucy Lawless)

“Follow your dream and you can be who you want to be.” (Elton John)

Thanks a million.” (Lily Tomlin)

Those are just some of the highlights and big moments.  Looking forward to more exciting interviews with celebrities in 2011 Nunn on One!

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza brought in crowds of over 70,000 this past weekend. With eight stages to choose from fans were offered a variety of acts from Erykah Badu (pictured below)  to Devo to Soundgarden. But it was Lady Gaga who upstaged many groups as she crowd surfed with Justin Tranter the lead singer from Semi Precious Weapons (photo credit Bronques) and Gaga wannabes dressed liked her.

With fun after parties at the Hard Rock sponsored by Warner Brothers (pic with David Arquette), photographing and interviewing bands this weekend kept Nunn on the Run running all over the city!

Looking forward to the festival turning twenty next year, congrats Perry (here is a pic with him and Cypress Hill)! Read my interview with creator Perry Farrell here.

Perry Farrell

Created as a farewell tour for the band Jane’s Addiction back in 1991, Lollapalooza has grown into a monster destination event for the city of Chicago bringing music fans and revenue from all over the world. Nunn on the Run chased down its front man, Perry Farrell, for a Nunn on One interview. Jane Says

Perry Farrell: Jerry! What’s happening?

Jerry Nunn: How are you, Perry? I went to the first Lollapalooza back in the day in Cleveland. The festival has been getting bigger every year as far as attendance, correct?

PF: It is. When we were first started out. We would have, I would say, between 10 to 20 thousand kids. You know it’s funny because this was before amphitheaters. So, I honestly think looking at the amount of people Lollapalooza was drawing in kind of has detailed these amphitheaters to contain about that size of group of people. And the amphitheaters had kind of run out of options, per se. It was really a kind of destructive set-up, a very destructive arrangement over the years to have these amphitheater that didn’t feel as good as the prior year.

JN: How did it wind up in Chicago?
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