The blog shortcut, August 15 edition

Kind of blue.

Welcome to the blog days of summer.

The Cat's Pajamas struts to a Riverfront Park fashion show. Meanwhile, Cafe Society welcomes 8 Rivers to LoDo as the Candy Girls stage a Japanese candy extravaganza. As a bonus, Jason Sheehan introduces you to Troy Guard, cottage cheese pimp. Nothing's a bigger turn-on than a well-shaped curd.

There's more action in Demver thanks to a Lisa Rab piece about the potential invasion of 40,000 prostitutes during the DNC (and the group that wants to save them) and an eco-carnival, plus an extensive policy-wonk party guide. Get down, George Stephanopoulos!

And in Backbeat Online? You'll get the skinny on a DNC show co-starring Silversun Pickups and the Cold War Kids, a first look at the new Flobots video and a series of Beyond Playlist reviews topped by the Jonas Brothers. If they were any dreamier, they'd be unconscious. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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