Monday, November 26, 2012

Episode 47: You're in the Lifestyle and you didn't even know

A quick update...

Are you in the lifestyle and don't even know it?

odds and ends: side benefits of being in the LS

The staycation party idea. You and four of your closest friends hanging at your house.  Hire someone to come in and make breakfast?

Going to Desire with Swingercast, March 23 - 30.  More details at Swingercast.com

Episode music: Florida pop stalwarts The Black Kids bring it with "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" off 2008's Partie Traumatic.  Add them to your playlist!  (The Cemetery Lips EPs is pretty rad too.)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Episode 46: Swinging Sober for a Summer

A quick catch up after oh so many months!

We spent the summer sober.  What was that like?

Party Recap: The OktoberFUst

We went to Desire Pearl!  Not with a group... interesting times.

What to bring to a house party or just etiquette in general?  Look here:

This episode's music is "Loveliest Creature" by Savoir Adore on the album Our Nature.  Check them out!!  The whole album is great.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Episode 45: That Newbie Stank

Beat the heat! Stay indoors and swing!


2-1/2 months since our last podcast... staying busy and lots of fun.

Our dating attempts have been mixed at best.  Parents!  Give your kids a break and get out of the house.

How experienced are we?  Mr Swap Fu says we're still new.  Are we old and creepy?  You be the judge!

1, 2, 3, 4 party fouls!

The episode song is "Make Light" by Passion Pit on the album Manners.  The whole album is excellent and would make for great poolside listening this summer.  Give it a spin and sip on a cocktail.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Unannounced Kasidie rebranded?

Earlier today, I was going to log into Kasidie.com.  When I entered Kasidie.com into Safari on my iPhone, I was redirected to dirtyrockstars.com.  Since dirtyrockstars.com was not the website I was intending to go to and fearing that Kasidie.com may have been spoofed I decided to err on the side of caution and not log into the site.  We had not received any prior announcement from Kasidie.com staff about the rebranding.


I sent emails to admin@kasidie.com and nicoleta@kasidie.com to see what was up.  I received responses from both addresses claiming that the rebranding of Kasidie.com to dirtyrockstars.com was, in fact, legitimate, unfortunately, since I cannot be sure that the entire Kasidie.com domain isn't being spoofed, there is no way for me to know if these emails are valid.


Below is the email I received:

Hi guys, 

Yes, we made the change to the new DirtyRockstars brand this morning - we sent out a notification e-mail to all members, but apparently it's still being delivered. It's taking longer than we thought to reach everybody. This is what we sent:

We are excited to let you know that 'Kasidie' is now 'Dirty Rockstars'!!!
This morning we changed our name from www.kasidie.com to www.dirtyrockstars.com - Why the rebrand? Well, it's something we've talked about for awhile now as many people have challenges spelling (heck, even pronouncing) 'Kasidie'. As much as we love the brand, it was apparent we needed to move to something a little easier to remember. 
As a team we went back and forth on the pro's and con's of different names, talking about what we should roll with. The key elements of a name, we all agreed, were that it be hip, sexy, uninhibited, and not something like...
Swinger(insert boring generic here).com or,
Lifestyle(insert boring generic here).com
The name had to evoke the fantastic lifestyle that we are all lucky enough to live. And it had to be something we can wear on a shirt, with a wry smile as we play amongst the vanillas.
So why "D.R."? Because it perfectly conveys who we are and the exciting, uninhibited life we lead. 
We've owned Dirty Rockstars for quite awhile (we even have a trademark issued by the USPTO), but unlike our other marks such as Girls Uncorked and BiTheWay we just hadn't done much with it. The team agreed overwhelmingly that the name really represents who we are, as individuals and as a group, when we shed the restraints of our daily existence to become the people we really are; eager to seize opportunities to live our lives with other outgoing, enthusiastic, highly social friends. So we dusted it off and voila, here it is!
Other than this, things are just as they've always been...Nicoleta & Scott are doing what they do best (still as profile 'Kasidie'), Emily is Club Relations, Greg is Jedi-CTO, Donna is Admin, Dave is GraphicSex (web design), Bruce is the official LowLife, Sergio is the photo master, Steve is the icon wizard and working on some neat new videos, our Girls Uncorked chapter hostesses are organizing monthly wine parties in 24 cities, Sante and his BiTheWay hosts are putting together national and local events, and our club and travel agent partners are hosting over 700 parties and vacation events literally all over the world. And, of course, our commitment to the community and to providing the best swingers website in existence is as passionate as ever!
Welcome to Dirty Rockstars! We are still 'Kasidie' by any other name, but now with a brand that strongly evokes the incredible lifestyle we live.
Kisses,
Nicoleta & Scott
The Dirtiest Rockstars
P.s. if you'd still prefer to roll with the Kasidie graphics on your account, just let us know and we'll make that happen. We figured that some folks would like that and so wrote code to make that happen.




Monday, April 16, 2012

Episode 44: We Went to the Beach!

A 10 minutes topic turns into a freefrom, hour-long conversation about our recent trip to Desire Resort and Spa in the Mayan Riviera with the Swingercast group.

Observations and tips

There weren't many tan lines at Desire, so we decided to bring you this song by the band Tanlines from Brooklyn.  The song is called "All of Me" off the album Mixed Emotions.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Episode 43: Ever Fu-ward

  1. Recapping Podcast Comments
    1. Cuckolds are people too
    2. The good and the bad of the effects of swinging on self-image
    3. Why we don't have guests on our podcast
    4. Swing can only be improved but never mastered
  2. Topic: What's next for the Fu?
    1. Continue self-improvement: mind as well as body
    2. Going to Desire! It's a just a trip to the beach, really.
    3. How we're going to dirty up a perfectly good summer
    4. Stepping up the dating game and how we've been meeting new people
    5. A story about trying to live with more honesty
  3. What has the Fu been up to?
    1. The Mardi Gras party the rocked!
    2. Event host sticker mix up on Kasidie
    3. Meeting swinger friends at a vanilla club
    4. Going to monthly podcasts
Episode song is "Lately" by The Helio Sequence.  Find more about this Portland, Oregon band at: http://myspace.com/theheliosequence

Friday, January 27, 2012

Episode 42: Looking Back Over the Last Two Years

Opening
  1. Toronto city officials asked to license swinger's clubs? http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2012/01/16/19251646.html?cid=rssnewscanada
  2. A flurry of Swinger Grindr-like apps for mobile phones. Expect more anti-competitive craziness, a la SDC and Lifestyle Longue.  Talk about the Adult Friend Finder bullshit date.
  3. After so much talk about of monogam-ish relationships... where are the swingers, Mr Savage? Neglecting to consult one of the many swinger sages seems a little strange.
Topic
  1. The top three changes in our perception or things we have learned in the last two years of swinging. 
Closing
  1. Remember: You can post anonymous comments to our blog: http://swapfu.blogspot.com.  Respond to us there if you want people to see it.  Emails and dating sites messages are OK for private stuff, but post comments to our blog is an easy way to share with other listeners.
  2. Getting the cops called on us.
  3. Expanded explanation of guest list management.  Read email.
  4. Upcoming Mardi Gras party: Feb 18
Not that these guys need us promoting them, but the episode song is "I Write Sin Not Tragedies" by Panic At the Disco.  Great tunes from another great Las Vegas band.