One of the big perks of doing this show is that I get to reach out to people I admire with the flimsy excuse that I want to interview them for my podcast, and then get the opportunity to talk one-to-one with them for a few hours...
And, this week's guest is very special. Regina Gently, who you may also know as Gentleman Reg, is a singer, songwriter and drag performer from Canada, who has worked alongside Broken Social Scene, The Hidden Cameras, and Owen Pallett. And, as Reg she even appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's film Shortbus.
And this is a bit of a record for Lost Spaces, as this is the third time we've featured The Beaver, a dive bar set up by the visionary Will Munro in Toronto's West End that closed in 2020.
In the late 00s he was working at the bar, and it's where he first fell in love with drag, which is where Regina comes in to the picture...
We talk all about getting in to drag relatively late in life, transitioning from indie rock to dance music, and I continue my age old tradition of discussing Celine Dion with Canadian guests...
Do you have any memories of The Beaver, or clubbing from your own queer scene that you want to share? Well, if you have please get in touch - I want to create the biggest online record of people's memories and stories - go to www.lostspacespodcast.com and find the section 'Share a Lost Space' and tell me what you got up to! Bonus points for embarrassing photos!
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Find out more about Regina on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/reginagently/), Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/reginagently/) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/reginagently/)
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