Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6

ELECTION DAY: Get your "decided" voter butt to your voting place. Now.

David Sedaris in 2008 on “undecided” voters.  

“To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 10


Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte (above - can that pose be any gayer?) won gold in London, and he now says he's moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in TV and movies. His first choice? He'd like to be a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars." Alrighty, then.

For those readers who might have missed my earlier post on Lochte, click on this link:

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29

Jay Brannan (b. 1982) is a Texas born singer, actor, and songwriter. An openly gay tenor who plays folk/pop acoustic guitar, he has forged a career based on the strength of his intimate YouTube videos and self promotion.

After a brief stint at the University of Cincinnati’s acting school, he moved on to Los Angeles and ultimately to New York City, where he was cast in the 2006 film Shortbus, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. He won the part, which required him to perform an explicit sex scene, by submitting an audition tape. Brannan also contributed a song to the film’s soundtrack, Soda Shop, which was his first professionally recorded track.

Brannan subsequently produced an EP and acted in Holding Trevor (2007) as the promiscuous best friend of the protagonist. Since then, he has toured and released two well-received albums. He has achieved cult status among gay men. Since 2008 he has been able to support himself from earnings from his concerts and music sales. His second album, In Living Cover (2009), reached number ten on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart for the week of July 25, 2009. Brannan promoted the album in an interview on ABC News Now in July, 2009.

Jay’s newest video is a departure from his shy persona. "Rob Me Blind" delves into the frustrating experience of "missed connections." Instead of reticence and missed opportunity, Jay acts on his impulses. In this video he exchanges flirtatious glances with a stranger while waiting for an elevator. As the doors open at each new floor, Brannan plays out a scene in which he imagines their future life together.

"I'm way too shy to ever approach anyone on the street, on the subway, in an elevator or even at a bar," Brannan says, "so it was fun to make a video involving chemistry-at-first-sight, where the characters didn't just end up going home to check the 'missed connections' listings on Craigslist."

After completing a tour of Australia this weekend, Brannan begins a US tour July 18 in Boston, ending August 25 in NYC (Highline Ballroom). The complete tour covers 28 cities, a radical departure for Brannan, who typically tours only 4-10 cities at a time. It’s a true sign of his increasing stature and popularity.

Complete tour details here:

A very blue & hot Friday

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 26

Follow Your True Religion

Sent to me by a fellow blog reader: Last month servicemen of the Belarussian Interior Ministry's special unit dipped into the icy waters of a lake near the village of Zadomlia, 25 miles east of Minsk. Orthodox believers marked Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters, regardless of the weather.