Sunday, December 20, 2009

I DREAMED A DREAM

Last night I had an extremely emotional dream that I was embracing and reuniting with many of my grade school friends... in a department center.

What could this mean? One of the people I was so excited to see was Todd Witherby, a guy that I just recently became friends with on Facebook. His mom was like a second mother to me for eight years, volunteering so often to be a classroom mom!
Others that I was ecstatic to see in my dream was Jenny Finkie, Erica Gabriel, Todd's mother, and Todd's brother David.

Dreams are so insightful yet so complex at the same time...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A SLIDE SHOW: PUERTO VALLARTA 2009

Puerto Vallarta 2009 on PhotoPeach

Saturday, November 28, 2009

PV

Having a great time in Puerto Vallarta sooo far! When I get back I will include photos, details and incriminating details... to say the least!

SMOOCHES!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

OLD SCHOOL PHOTO!!!

A WINTER WONDERLAND MOOD



This song makes me scream "BRING ON WINTER BABY!!!!"

MY MOM DID GOOD FOR EYE-DAS

A few days ago my aunt came into my job and told me about this fantastic charity she's now working with - more on the specific charity later. She's been retired for a few years and decided to lend her time... amazing!

When she was telling about her new work I couldn't help but remember the charity my mom did a lot of work with when she was here. When I got home I logged onto the computer and Googled them to find out more about then what I already knew. My aunt brought up EYE-DAS about a year ago when she ran into someone who clearly remembered and benefited from my mom's charity work with EYE-DAS. My mom used to make the necessary phone calls (as I recall it) to make sure EYE-DAS members had car rides to and from the meetings in their respective areas. No my mom wasn't blind but had good friends who were seeing-impaired so she decided to give some of her extra time to this well-deserving charity - SO BEAUTIFUL.

The synopsis of EYE-DAS is that they're "an organization dedicated to helping the visually impaired. Membership is open to any adult with impaired, partial, or no vision. Sighted individuals are welcome and can play an important role in providing resources and services to those who are not so fortunate. EYE-DAS has been serving the visually impaired community since 1975. We provide members with resources, ongoing education, current information, problem sharing and social activities in order to enable independence and to improve quality of life."

For additional information log onto EYE-DAS' website by clicking anything on this page that says EYE-DAS!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

OUR NOH8



Some of my friends and I trucked over to North Hollywood on the one year anniversary of Prop 8 passing to take part in Adam Bouska's silent protest! For more information log onto his SITE!!!











GUESS WHO'S BACK???



I'M UPDATING MY BLOG TOMORROW... STAY TUNED!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ROCKWELL

Last night I attended Joe Siyam's birthday party at the new bar Rockwell in Los Feliz. I'm not sure how many people he had in attendance but I am sure that the upstairs bar was divided down the middle of half gay and half straight patronage for a Saturday evening. The bar in itself is for the most part a comfortable, zero attitude straight bar - far from the drama or attitude that you are accustomed to seeing on Hollywood Boulevard - don't we hate those clubs anyways?

Rockwell was instead filled with fun, friendly people searching for a posh environment which serves up inexpensive, tasty drinks from tasty bartenders!

Would I go back? YES.

Would I recommend it? YES.

When do I see myself going back? Not anytime soon - just being honest. It was a place that was so cute, reminding me of Magnolia in Pasadena, but a tad bigger (LOL).

KUDOS


THANKS to the Internet blogger for posting this pictures so that I could use it too! I decided to incorporate this photo in my posting about how the Dodgers swept the series between my HOMETOWN team and the St. Louis Cardinals (3-0). Not only does this photo provide a taste of nostalgia to all the hardcore Los Angelenos who are hungry for a victor in 2009, but this authentic newspaper clipping also provides a bit of foreshadowing of what I think will be a victorious season for the Dodgers.

If you missed the game yesterday then you missed a game that was virtually flawless, void of any major mistakes and giving Eithier just one more notch on his belt to being MVP for the Dodgers. Do you agree? The next game will be played on Thursday, and although I cannot attend because of work commitments I will be there in spirit! As to whom they will play is still undecided, what we do know is that its between the Rockies or the Phillies.

Congratulations to the entire team for taking the St. Louis Cardinals on their home turf, sending loyal fans dressed head to toe in red hats, jerseys and rally towels home with nothing to gloat, brag or hold their head high about!

GO DODGER BLUE!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

LAS VEGAS UNDERGROUND

The following story makes me want to watch CNN all day long - cause it's not necessarily all about the repetitive news they air but these special tidbits.

YOU GO SISTER UNITY!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

ZOMBIELAND

Why the hell would I enjoy seeing a movie called 'Zombieland,' right? After I got back from the fun pool party with T.J. and Chris over at Chad & Eric's house, my buddy John Magnum asked me out on a friendship date to see the movie 'Zombieland.' Now if anyone else would have asked me to see this movie I would have defiantly said NO, however he's only in town for a few days and he's one of those cute str8 boys that you wanna hangout with because he's so charming - so I went to see 'Zombieland,' and ENJOYED IT!!! First off I had no idea it starred Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and had a hilarious cameo from Bill Murray - yes, this movie is a B-, just for the simple fact that it's fun, doesn't take it self too seriously but the actors are not cheesy and too annoying. I didn't get John's take on the movie but I liked it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SONG OF THE DAY

PICK IT UP?

I tried one of these funny contraptions last week and I found it very easy to use, does anyone else have one? I am very tempted to go purchase my own, bring it home and let it sit, never be used again... HAHAHA!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

AUSTIN WILDE IS MAN OF THE YEAR... NOT JUST IN MY BOOK!

CONGRATS MY FRIEND.... YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT SWEET BOY!

ALL ABOUT TBALL

Very few photographers can make this face look good - one of those amazing talents is TBall aka Tom aka Tom Trevor! This weekend it seems as if he took a million pictures - maybe even possibly a hundred of me. Overall TBall's blog is great so make sure you check him out here! Below are some pictures from TBall, enjoy!!!



Sunday, September 27, 2009

FOLSOM: DAY 1

As most of you know I've spent the weekend in San Francisco all apart of the annual tradition which us gays call Folsom Street Fair. In a nut shell it's a festival for EVERYONE that would like to explore their deviant side - and yes it's good to let it outta the bag sometimes and be a little freaky!!

Ashley and I arrived on Friday night and immediately high-tailed it to the party hosted by Sister Roma and DJ LaRue. When I get to SF I always need to see Roma so I made it a priority to stop by and pay my respects. LaRue and I aren't on that great of terms - I'm lucky if she smiles at me so I try to keep my distance yet still remain polite enough. It frustrates me that we used to be so civil and friendly to one another and now all I get is coldness from her. While I'm not blaming Jason Sechrest, after-all we all make our own decisions in life, but since she re-became friends things have not been the same. Jason and I are slowly starting to become civil with each other and I think coffee or lunch is in order to hash some issues out but with LaRue I think the damage is done and she wouldn't even want to break bread with me - not a big deal, but it sucks that we have become so estranged all due to dumb circumstances or whatever it may be.

Anyway, her party featured all the porn stars that are in the scene now but unfortunately I didn't have much fun because I was sober all all hell and the space just wasn't that great. Usually when I think of a Chi Chi party it has an amazing space, like the End Up - not so much with the Triple Crown Bar on Market Street. DJ Chi Chi always spins great music. It's funny, either you love her style or you hate her style - she isn't a trained professional deejay and she owns up to it, however she does spin some great shit and that's why people love her deejay talents!

It was a fun night overall and I hope they move that party back to End Up next year - much better space!

Friday, September 25, 2009

NOT ATTRACTIVE

Depeche Mode - Hole To Feed
I don't know what to think about this video to be honest. I almost lost my Subway sandwich when I saw the people tonguing throughout the entire video - especially with the mustard *belch*! I have this thing about kissing with the tongue - especially if the person doesn't know what they're doing! So yah, watch this movie with caution and if it takes a few times before you finish it I completely understand!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

GOSSIP


GOSSIP. I am starting to become obsessed with this band - their first couple albums were very garage band-esque but with their new album "MUSIC FOR MEN" it is over-produced (in a good way) and just sounds so much cleaner.
I know hardcore fans don't appreciate the new, cleaner sound but I do - I feel like they are challenging themselves and are progressing as artists. You agree? Anyway, they will be at The Fonda on October 26th in support of their new album - I say go buy it!!!

THANK YOU D.O.



Thank you D.O. for all the clothing - some I just cannot bring myself to wear but everything was tried on and played with in the mirror!!! If you aren't aware who D.O. is please log onto Black Scorpion Video and check out his movies. You will also probably notice him from his mainstream modeling work - last week D.O. was in town working with famous photographer Justin Monroe. Check out some of their photos below... ENJOY!!!



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CLASSIC TELEVISION


Lately I've been watching a lot of Bonanza on TV LAND. Actually, to tell the truth, I have been setting my DVR to tape all the episodes, I probably have only seen a handful of episodes - and I don't mind, it's amazing to watch this kind of classic television! It's amazing that the show lasted 14 seasons on the NBC network.

I have no idea what attracted me to the show - on Sunday I was getting ready for work and the show happened to be on.
The episode was a nail biter and got me hooked instantly, I suppose if I would have caught a weak episode I wouldn't have ever given the television show a second look but this wasn't the case.

Anyone else like Bonanza or obscure television shows that you feel no one likes except for you?

TOO FEMME?



My brother doesn't think this is necessarily the wisest - or masculine costume for a pit bull but I think it fits JJ quite nicely.
My intention is to also dress PD (the dog formally known as PT or Johnny Hazzard's dog) as a bumblebee too! It's a cute costume and I think they will be so adorable especially if Johnny and I go as either a bee's honeycomb and a bottle of honey - SOOO CUTE!

Of course I need to talk with Johnny Hazzard over this but if he agrees we will have a blast, wish me luck!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NEW EXPERIENCES


Today I visited Blacks Beach with James - yah, it was a bit weird but I have done nude resorts before *straight* so it wasnt too weird. We only stayed an hour but we got naked and had a good conversation on the beach - overall I am glad that we were able to spend the day together!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I HAD TO POST IT... SHE IS THE QUEEN!

ANNIVERSARY


Today, September 1, 2009, is the fifth anniversary of my mom passing from this earth. Last week my friend Alex lost his mother and eight months ago my friend Angela lost her mother. We all will lose our parents - this is a reality that many don't want to face but it's truth.

While my mother is gone her memory lives on and I can laugh and smile about her life than cry about her death - which seems appropriate, why cry about her being gone when you can celebrate the 60-something years she lived (mom, don't worry, I won't out your age - but she was born in 1939)! I, like we all do have memories of our mom that will stand the test of time - what an amazing mother she was and I love thinking about her.

I dedicate the following song to this day and to others that have or will go through the same thing....

Saturday, August 29, 2009

WARM SATURDAY NIGHT FUN


Tonight a bunch of the IN crowd *scoff* from the INDUSTRY made the short journey to North Hollywood/Van Nuys to the home of Jett Blakk for some homemade pizza, sweet treats and a scary movie 'Hatchet.' The pizza and movie were both amazing and watching the creepy/funny movie in the hot tub was even better - some people were even naked - hint, hint: Wolf Hudson!
What a great evening, thanks Jett for everything!!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

BROTHERLY FAGS!!!!

ALWAYS THINK POSITIVE!!!

LATE NIGHT BLOG

Just getting a few things off of my chest after COCKTAILS WITH THE STARS last night. Enjoy...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

JUST A BIT RUDE


Last night, Monday, at work I encountered some real characters - to put it politely! For those who have never been a server or worked in the food industry, listen up and take not that your server is not a person that is there so you can unload your problems of the day on, nor is your server the kind of person that you can talk down to, knowing that we cannot respond back to you. Yes, sometimes customers believe that just because they are in power of the TIP FACTOR they can talk any kind of shit to their server - TOTALLY WRONG!!!

I will not go into details because by next week, actually by the end of the day, yesterday will be forgotten but I thought I would drop by and let you know about servers and how they should be treated. OH, and if your server is a douche than by all means pull them aside and let the manager know - that is understandable!!!

JUNCTION PICTURES: ROUND ONE



THANKS DENNIS SONNEY FOR THESE PICTURES...

Monday, August 24, 2009

DEPECHE: LIVE


https://vr.shapeservices.com/play.php?hash=ee4302c49b54164389346c51944716eaac7c0c294e7c86bf7

I managed to record Martin singing 'Somebody' last week at the Hollywood Bowl. Of course no amateur recording would be complete without the obnoxious girl singing in the background - enjoy!!! CLICK on the link above and listen to the recording, it sounds pretty damn good for being recorded with my iPhone soooo many feet away!!!


DAY AT THE JUNCTION


Today my body is a corpse after the 29th Annual Sunset Junction Festival in Silverlake!

I describe the festival as the final hoorah of summer time, after the festival closes you know that school will be back in session in a week and that the weather will slowly start to shift. On Sunday I took Ludovic Canot with his friend Phillipe to the festival, since they are from Paris I thought it would be good for them to see the festival - turns out Ludovic enjoyed his time after he thew back a few beers but Phillipe bailed after the first hour, I felt extremely bad because he left without saying anything and he took a taxi home and he payed for me to get into the festival - I wish he would have let me know! =(

Although we were originally supposed to hang out with Eric, Will Ovalle, Cruz and his friend who was visiting from Paris, we ended up frolicking around with Cruz, his Parisian friend, Kevin Horn and Dennis Sooney. We had a blast seeing Morris Day and the Time and Arrested Development. I saw AD back in 1993 at Lollapalooza when it was a touring act in the 90s! Arrested Development is still as energetic as they were 15 years ago, although their lineup has changed a tad.

Overall the day was filled with many beers and lots of new and old friends - what a blast. I believe Ludovic had a great time too, for me it was nice hanging out with him and also being able to have so much fun with Cruz. Cruz and I are like war buddies - we have been though it all together and has only made us stronger friends - I am so happy that we are friends again! Stay tuned for pictures of the festival, as soon as Dennis and Ludovic send me them I will share!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

PROPER INTRODUCTION

Last night I was properly introduced to KoKo Taylor - she is a queen and a legend when it comes to blues music. Check out her official siteits an experience!

KoKo recently died in June of this year, but of course, her music continues to live on. Read her biography on IMDB! Feel her music below - she has a powerful, soulicious voice that evokes such feeling.... I EAT IT UP!!!

A GOOD ONE


Last night I went on a date - at least I think it was a date. I met the guy briefly last Sunday at the Fautline right before the Depeche Mode show at the Hollywood Bowl. Eric and I were on our way out and the guy, James, and his friend were hanging out about ready to leave - funny that I didn't noticed him before. We briefly spoke and exchanged numbers and we were on our way to the show - the show details later... pretty fun but we were pretty drunk!

This week James and I chatted on Wednesday and made plans to hang out on Friday, likely grabbing a drink at The Eagle. I had been invited to a Hollywood party, benefiting ALS, which was sponsored by my good friend Nancy O'Dell and the WWE (yes, the wrestling association). I invited James on Friday afternoon but it seemed as if he had other plans later on in the night. At first I was a bit disappointed but in hinesight it was probably better off that he didn't attend the party with me because of how packed and loud it was - there would have been no way to get to know him and have fun as we did at The Eagle. If you know me then you are aware that Eagle is my stomping ground, the bar is a great place to hangout and just have a beer - and while I had never been there on Friday (at six p.m.) it had enough people there taking advantage of their Friday Happy Hour! I arrived on time and waited for the stud to get there, I think he arrived 20 minutes later than I did and admittedly I thought I was being stood up. I was texting back and forth to my friend Peter Laska that I think I was going to be having a drink by myself - but that wasn't the case. Hanging out with him for a solid two hours, James convinced me to play pool. Okay, this boy doesn't know anything about playing pool. I used to watch Moses play pool a lot in Long Beach so I know the basic rules of the game, but hitting the ball with that oversized stick always intimidated me. To make an already long story a tad bit shorter I picked up the stick and played a solid game of pool with James. James and his friend Paulo argued on the correct way for me to hold the stick but when the game was all said and done I lost, but gained a tremendous amount of experience and humility! I was extremely nervous playing pool in front of a bar full of people that I felt were all glaring at me, watching and waiting for me to either hit the ball in the corner pocket or to miss the ball and humiliate myself - I think the latter happened more to be honest. After the first few whacks I became more comfortable with the pool table and found myself having fun, actually enjoying the game and not worrying about what other people were thinking. James was a stud date and a stud teacher.

After the game we all played a few games of The Simpsons pinball game and then decided to go hunt for a LA WEEKLY - we would've found it sooner but he didn't take my advice on where to pick one up - no worries, it was more time to hang with him
and get to know who he is. So far we have a lot in common, especially music!

I hope there is a second date.... gym time! Talk later.... xoxoxo

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SO WHAT, WHO CARES




After needing a REALLY good laugh I finally found a heaping dose of laughter thanks be to Saturday Night Live and the impersonation of Joy Behar from The View - so what, who cares?

Friday, August 14, 2009

JUST A THOUGHT

Thinks that sometimes going against the grain is better than the other way....

MUSIC MAKES THE PEOPLE, COME TOGETHER

Last night while driving to COCKTAILS WITH THE STARS I discovered that Erik Rhodes also loves Nine Inch Nails as well as Depeche Mode and many other bands that I am interested in. Amazing that now I know Fran├žois Sagat and Damien Crosse also share my same interests in music howevernone of these fuckers live in my neighborhood! Erik Rhodes is a cool cat - the guy has great taste in music, loves to party and is str8 up - no bullshit. If you have a chance please read his blog, he hasn't updated it in a few months but nevertheless it's pretty engaging and heartfelt!

Francesco D'Macho seems to really like the remix of the song 'Oh Well' by Depeche Mode so the song below is dedicated to him... enjoy!!!

TIME TRAVELING!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ANYTHING BUT CYNDI...








THANK YOU TO BRANDON AND TBALL FOR TAKING THESE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND TO THE FABULOUS DRAG QUEENS THAT MADE IT HAPPEN: MAYHEM AND MORGAN I AM TOTALLY IN DEBT TOO!!!

DRIVING HOME


https://vr.shapeservices.com/play.php?hash=29003b9eb5ce605f48cf774b21a6401e32b3dd8566b8b02f5


Just a quick voice post while driving up Laurel Canyon, enjoy!!
___
Recorded on iPhone and posted with VR+ Lite.
http://vr.shapeservices.com


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ALAN IS NOT COMING BACK... PERIOD!!!

SERIOUS AND SWEET



WHAT A DRAG!!!

Last night at Micky's was fabulous. It was the first time in six years I did drag and it was so great to hangout with the bartenders/staff in a fun environment - in drag at that!
I have to give it up to Mayham and Morgan for getting me in drag and looking fabulous. At the end of the night I didn't want to take off my makeup - I kept looking in the mirror and snapping pictures of myself - yes, I was fabulous. It isn't too often that a *butch* boy like me completely shaves my face and puts on a drag show. If you can't tell I did Cyndi Lauper and sang 'I Drove All Night.' I didn't bring my camera into the show but a lot of people took pictures - stay tuned!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

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