Dishin' With Daphne

A place for the international performing sensation Daphne Ruth Jenkins to spew her earth-shattering revelations regarding life, love, family and fame.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rock Show

Honey, it's been a wild hot summer with GenderPop Cabaret. I'm still recovering from the rock show we threw at FuZion NightClub last Saturday.

It was a raucous night that started with a wicked live set from The Trampskirts. They're a lesbian punk band from Nashville that knows how to entertain!

After they got the crowd all warmed up, GenderPop Cabaret hit the stage and blew away the audience with one rockin' number after another. I participated in three brand new numbers. There's videotape, so I'm hoping to get some footage posted soon.

By the way, since this is a holiday weekend, don't be surprised if you catch me and Ida out at Woody's Tavern for karaoke on Sunday. You just can't keep us out of the spotlight.


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Friday, July 04, 2008

A Jenkins Salute To America

(Melody, Ida, Daphne and Mee-Maw salute the troops at Woody's Tavern.)

Nothing says patriotism like a couple of drunk drag queens stumbling through a slew of rousing musical numbers. So Ida and I headed out to Woody's Tavern to celebrate America day with our hunky pals, Mee-Maw and Melody. We sang all of our crowd pleasing hits like "Rehab" and "Landslide". We also unveiled a couple of new songs that I'll be posting here shortly.

In the meantime, here's a grand production number that Mee-Maw and Melody joined me on:

This patriotic anthem for the ages is called "The House We Live In" and comes from my favorite Broadway musical, Grey Gardens. In case you missed this grand spectacle during it's run, it featured Christine Ebersole in her Tony-winning role as Little Edie. The musical is based on the cult classic documentary of the same name. The doc is available on DVD and is must viewing for it's unflinching look at the redemptive power of fashion amidst the squalor of decay.

I hope you all have an inspiring America day. To tied you over until the rest of the videos to be posted, check out the photo gallery from our celebration over at Down with Daphne.


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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daphne and The Drag Kings

This Thursday, June 19 I'll be joining Gender Pop Cabaret for the House of Pride party at Pink Door. Gender Pop Cabaret is a rockin' group of delicious drag kings who are gonna blow the roof off the place. I've got a feisty little number to unveil for this special occasion that I've never done in Louisville before. It's the perfect way to kick off Pride Weekend...and it's FREE.

Here are the details:

Pink Door presents House of Pride
Thursday, June 19, 2008
10pm showtime with Gender Pop Cabaret featuring Daphne Ruth Jenkins
2222 Dundee Road, Louisville
21&upFree before midnight; $3 cover starting at the witching hour

Hope to see you all out for all the Pride festivities.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tutti Frutti Summer Love

(Summer memories of Pinkie, Linda, Visa Decline, Daphne and Alexandria Martin.)

Happy Memorial Day, all you sexy beasts! I know, I know, I fell off the face of the planet at Derby time. Honey, that will happen in Kentucky. All those D-grade celebrities come into town to party and Daphne just loses her mind a little. But have no fear, I've got a backlog of vivacious videos to post here now that I've awoken from my mint julep-induced coma. Also, Ida Claire and I have some fabulous ideas for future videos and posts.

In the meantime, here's a little ode to summertime from everyone's favorite mullet-wearing sex god, Gunther:

So, whether you like bananas or "melonas" (or both), have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend. Ida and I are heading out to the pool to work on our tans and some nutrious bloody mary's. What's that you say, getting drunk before noon is improper? Well, "It's a no no, and I like it."


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Sunday, April 13, 2008

We Lost The Beat

(Holly, Ida and Daphne prepare for their next singing engagement at Woody's Tavern.)

It's become a Jenkins tradition to treat our fans to a rousing group number at each karaoke party that we throw. Easter was no exception as we tackled The Go-Go's "We Got The Beat". Of course, the name of the song may have been somewhat wishful thinking. After we each had performed multiple songs and had imbibed countless cocktails, we all seemed to find the beat somewhat elusive:

Well, we gave it our all and the crowd certainly showed their appreciation. We were called back to the spotlight repeatedly throughout the evening. We provided some exotic back-up dancing for Eric during David Bowie's "China Girl". Dave and I turned Hole's "Celebrity Skin" into a rockin' duet while Ida and Holly demonstrated some fierce head-banging. Heck, we even participated in a spiritually uplifting chorus of "Will The Circle Be Unbroken". Truly, there was something for everyone.
Due to popular demand, we've booked a Kentucky Derby-themed return engagement at Woody's karaoke night this coming Sunday. It's sure to be another wild night to remember.


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Sunday, April 06, 2008

I Said, "No! No! No!"

(Has anyone seen my bunny, Hasenpfeffer?)

Any of my friends will tell you, if there are two things in life that I can't live without, they are Amy Winehouse and vodka. Therefore, it's really no surprise that I would choose to sing, "Rehab"as my big number for karaoke night at Woody's Tavern. It's practically the Jenkins family theme song!

Bill has a great selection for karaoke, but this was not in his song book. However, he was sweet enough to to take an entire list of requests and download them all for us that night. Apparently, we Jenkins have excellent taste, though, as someone else tried to sing my song. Luckily, Alexis stepped in and informed me of their scheming ways. I put my stilleto heel down and made it clear that if anyone was going to debut "Rehab" at Woody's it was going to be me. Check out the raucous results for yourself:

The documentary style footage is inspired by Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. If you've never seen this film by avant-garde auteur Todd Haynes, you should really check it out. I never thought I'd be so moved by a film starring barbie dolls. Maybe there's hope for Paris Hilton's career after all.

Stop back soon for the calamitous group number. You'll never think of 80's girl group pop the same way again.


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tequila Makes Holly's Clothes Fall Off

(Holly Cost Jenkins sharing an Easter memory with the friendly staff of Woody's Tavern.)

Hey pumpkins! Sorry that it's taken me so long to get this next post up about our Easter escapades. The day after our party, I suffered from a severe hangover...I mean allergy attack. Then I had to get ready for my monthly gig at FuZion Night Club's goth night. It's just been a whirlwind of March madness around here. However, the good news is that I have lots of material to post about; so keep tuned.

Here we have Holly cost Jenkins singing Joe Nichols' "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off":

I had stumbed across the video that my idol, Varla Jean Merman had shot for this country classic. As soon as I heard it, I realized that this is destined to become Holly's theme song. I really think she does it justice.

Next up we have my indelible take of the Jenkins athem: Amy Winehouse's "Rehab". In the meantime, it appears that my ipod has died a sudden and horrifying death. If anyone has any tips on resurrection techniques, let me know stat!


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