Tuesday, January 27, 2009

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, TAKE ONE!!!


Last week NickYoungXXX and I had the privilege of interviewing the cast of Raging Stallions new movie TO THE LAST MAN.

From the directors to the stars of the film, we had access to EVERYONE!!! I have to admit it was a bit of a coup for the Nick Young staff because we were everywhere. Our crew was upstairs, and Angel Benton was outside covering the red carpet for Unzipped Newsgroup.

Nick just posted the first segment of what will be a four or five part series of interviews, I strongly urge you to log on and check out my Q&A.

Monday, January 26, 2009

COACHELLA IS COMING


Perez HIlton just posted on his site that neither Radiohead, Daft Punk or David Bowie will NOT be playing the tenth annual music celebration called Coachella. I was looking forward to Daft Punk, I've seen them numerous times in concert and when I saw them two years ago at Coachella they blowed me away from when I last saw them in 1997.

The list below is who is ALLEGEDLY PLAYING THE FESTIVAL, and the ones in bold are the ones I am looking forward to seeing. The lineup is supposed to be announced sometime this week, I hope that this line up stays... I am just waiting on pins and needles, I would love to go and celebrate 10 years Coachella!

Adele
The Chemical Brothers
Deerhunter
Franz Ferdinand
The Killers
Kings of Leon
Hercules and Love Affair
Morrissey
Paul Weller (of the Jam)
Primal Scream
The Ting Tings
TV on the Radio
White Lies
X



A Place to Bury Strangers
Armin Van Buuren
Bajofondo
Band of Horses
Buraka Som Sistema
Calexico
Chairlift
Christopher Lawrence
Crookers
Crystal Castles
Drop the Lime
Evil Nine
Fleet Foxes
Girl Talk
Glasvegas
Gui Boratto
The Hold Steady
Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido
Kode9
Late of the Pier
Los Campesinos
Lupe Fiasco
Lykke Li
Mastadon
Mike Patton + Rahzel collaboration
Mr Oizo
N.A.S.A
Neil Young
No Age
Noah and the Whale
O'Death
Peanut Butter Wolf
Public Enemy
Roni Size
Sebastian Tellier
The Airborne Toxic Event
The Black Keys
The Bloody Beetroots
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Bug
The Gaslight Anthem
The Knux
The Presets
Themselves
Tinariwen

A little FYI, I saw Morrissey play the first ever Coachella festival so it would be a nice homecoming to see him again at this amazing concert experience!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

SPACEMAN


For a quick minute forget that The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers is a mormon and most likely disapproves of gay marriage - actually we give him the benefit of the doubt. The band just released their new video for their next single 'Spaceman,' and Mr. Flowers looks so friggin' HOT!!! Over the last year he has undergone a fantastic makeover and it's impressive. What do you
think of the new look in this vid? Call me crazy but doesn't he look a little like Shia LeBeouf?

Spaceman

ALMOST PEE'D MY PANTS


The clip below is why I look forward to watching Jimmy Kimmel every night and why I get all giddy when Joan Rivers appears on television. No doubt Joan is the queen of comedy and talking smack - she's amazing! In the video below she talks shit about: China, Michelle Obama, Biden's wife, Jews, and Aretha Franklin, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie.... THEIR KIDS!!!! Wanna laugh? Click PLAY!


Friday, January 23, 2009

TRACY CHAPMAN


As of late I've been listening to Tracy Chapman a lot! She's always in my playlist because her music continues to be so prolific and pertinent to what this world is going through but I also think that her music is a soulful blend of raw love and raw emotion; very few singers exude this anymore and Tracy does just that!

Her newest album Our Bright Future is one of her best to date, keeping the compact disc permanently in my car's CD system.
If you haven't had a chance to pick it up I highly suggest it, if you fearful on what this $9.99 purchase might entail I promise it's
a melodic journey which is great to listen to in the rain or when you're driving home from work. I think one of favorite songs on the album is called "SOMETHING TO SEE." The chorus: beautifully optimistic, Tracy sings "No war no greed. That would be something to see. I hope I live that long."

The song below, although an older song, is probably one of the best she has ever performed... truly amazing!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

TO THE LAST MAN


Last night I interviewed the stars of the new Raging Stallion movie TO THE LAST MAN. While you can buy it directly from Raging Stallions website this epic six-hour movie is a feat for adult entertainment! Premiering at the Regent Showcase Theater on La Brea (down the street from Pinks Hotdogs), the movie was condensed down to only an hour so everyone could view the beautiful cinematography that graces this film! Kudos to all the actors, Ben Leon, Tony DiMarco, and Chris Ward for their accomplishments!

The stars we were able to speak with were: Ricky Sinz, Damian Rios, Scott Tanner, Antonio Biaggi, and Rick Powers. I can't say enough good about Damian Rios (purple button up shirt) and Rick Powers. Actually all the stars were too sweet and accommodating, I can't tell you how nice it is to encounter models who want to be at an event and cooperate with ya... it makes a difference and a lasting impression. Also the Nick Young team owes a special bit of gratitude to Kent Taylor (red shirt) from Raging Stallion who has always been so fucking nice and genuine to me. This guy is an amazing human being and without him our studio, NickYoungXXX, wouldn't have been able to do the interviews!

Thanks to Jon Duede for letting me steal this off his Facebook page... actually he doesn't know just yet! He is always a smile in the crowd who is consistently nice! Thanks Jon...

APPLE GOOD, MICROSOFT BAD



I love that in the midst of a depression Apple is still doing well and Microsoft is hurting. Well, I'm not thrilled that Microsoft is hurting, I don't want anyone to lose their job but I am ecstatic that Apple is thriving!

THANKS TO PEREZ FOR SUPPLYING THE CLIPS AND THE RELATED NEWS ARTICLES...

BRIGHTENED MY DAY



If someone can get me to laugh at 8:30 in the morning than that person is one of two things: a scholar or a genuinely funny person. The actor/actress Viola Davis I believe is the latter.

Starring in the movie DOUBT along side Meryl Streep, it's not necessarily how long Davis was in the movie but the difference her character made on the movie the short time she was on screen. This morning she was on GMA (Good Morning America) talking with the crew about her nomination for an OSCAR for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Drama. In her short interview with GMA she was candid, cute and extremely real. She compared her being in the same scene with Meryl Streep to going 15 rounds with Mike Tyson. She also responded to the fact that at first Oprah wanted her role and directly wrote to the director asking for this role. Can you believe she was turned down? In response Davis says that she was glad that Oprah through her a bone because she needed this job! All last night she said her and her husband couldn't sleep and they kept asking each other if the other was sleeping -NOPE! Finally, the funniest thing was when cohost Robin Roberts told her to expect a lot of phone calls today from family, friends, first, second, third and fourth cousins. Davis laughed and said that she didn't want her third and fourth cousins to call... almost as if they would have some alterior motive, LOL!

If you want something to make your day click on the following link, it will make you smile!
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=6707312

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

KEEP HIM ACCOUNTABLE


Since when does Scott Boardman log onto www.WhiteHouse.Gov and surf it for more than 20 minutes?

Ever since Obama took office I guess is the best answer! While checking out the site I found all of the inclusionary LGBT civil rights he promises to uphold! I would like to think he has heard us and was alerted about the million signatures we sent in and the demonstrations across the country... good job activists! Below are the LGBT civil rights we should expect...

Support for the LGBT Community

"While we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do. Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It's about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect."
-- Barack Obama, June 1, 2007

Expand Hate Crimes Statutes: In 2004, crimes against LGBT Americans constituted the third-highest category of hate crime reported and made up more than 15 percent of such crimes. President Obama cosponsored legislation that would expand federal jurisdiction to include violent hate crimes perpetrated because of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical disability. As a state senator, President Obama passed tough legislation that made hate crimes and conspiracy to commit them against the law.

Fight Workplace Discrimination: President Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and believes that our anti-discrimination employment laws should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. While an increasing number of employers have extended benefits to their employees' domestic partners, discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace occurs with no federal legal remedy. The President also sponsored legislation in the Illinois State Senate that would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples: President Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples. Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions. These rights and benefits include the right to assist a loved one in times of emergency, the right to equal health insurance and other employment benefits, and property rights.

Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage: President Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman and prevented judicial extension of marriage-like rights to same-sex or other unmarried couples.

Repeal Don't Ask-Don't Tell: President Obama agrees with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili and other military experts that we need to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The key test for military service should be patriotism, a sense of duty, and a willingness to serve. Discrimination should be prohibited. The U.S. government has spent millions of dollars replacing troops kicked out of the military because of their sexual orientation. Additionally, more than 300 language experts have been fired under this policy, including more than 50 who are fluent in Arabic. The President will work with military leaders to repeal the current policy and ensure it helps accomplish our national defense goals.

Expand Adoption Rights: President Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that a child will benefit from a healthy and loving home, whether the parents are gay or not.

Promote AIDS Prevention: In the first year of his presidency, President Obama will develop and begin to implement a comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy that includes all federal agencies. The strategy will be designed to reduce HIV infections, increase access to care and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The President will support common sense approaches including age-appropriate sex education that includes information about contraception, combating infection within our prison population through education and contraception, and distributing contraceptives through our public health system. The President also supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of infection among drug users. President Obama has also been willing to confront the stigma -- too often tied to homophobia -- that continues to surround HIV/AIDS.

Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS: In the United States, the percentage of women diagnosed with AIDS has quadrupled over the last 20 years. Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. President Obama introduced the Microbicide Development Act, which will accelerate the development of products that empower women in the battle against AIDS. Microbicides are a class of products currently under development that women apply topically to prevent transmission of HIV and other infections.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

THE SPEECH

Today it was known as 'THE SPEECH.' Everywhere I went I overheard people greeting others with friendly hello's inquiring if they had seen or heard 'THE SPEECH.' From Starbucks to Runyon Canyon everyone knew what speech and who gave it. If only for today the speech was powerful and felt all around the world... no pictures or YouTube videos needed here!

REFRESH YOUR LOOK

I walked into the Urban Outfitters store two days ago in Old Town Pasadena and I noticed two things. For one, the Barrack Obama t-shirts were selling like hot cakes. Two, the store is going through a major facelift! I was at the Hollywood/Cahuenga location a few weeks ago and was shocked to see the new look so vastly different. The Pasadena store had over 50 workers (maybe more) unpacking what seemed like hundreds of boxes, folding new clothes, stocking new merchandise and measuring for new pictures and fixtures... I was quite impressed to say the least. Out of curiosity I logged onto the site and found the above LOGO for their site. Go to your nearest UO and check out their new look, we hope it's doing well, especially with the economy!

CHANGE HAS COME




www.WHITEHOUSE.org has a new fresh look to it.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

PERSONAL JESUS


Who does it better: Jamelis verus Hilary? Isn't it obvious that Hilary tried way too hard and Depeche Mode said they really had no choice, I wonder how much Hilary Duff paid for this shiteous song? Jamelia's is at least creative and holds up to the original. Which one do you prefer?



GIVING THE COLD SHOULDER

I've said it time and time again that Adele is a diva and her album is amazing to experience. Not only did she receive a Grammy nod but her videos keep coming, making her a glorified HIT in the United States. The track below "Cold Shoulder" has been turned into a great House Dance song and the video (also below) is great to watch. I hope you enjoy this shit...

MYTUNES ARE A MESS

I was at the Apple Store in Pasadena for over an hour yesterday getting things on my MacBook adjusted. Now I am sitting at Starbucks trying to clean up my iTunes music files - yes, FILES... turns out I've been extremely sloppy and careless when it comes to where I choose to store my music on my computer. Fixing these music files will take a few days but at the end of the tedious project my iTunes music folder will be pristine - at least I have something to look forward too!

THE ENDING OF A RELATIONSHIP

It's amazing the week I have had. It's also amazing to think that last week I was involved in a relationship with a guy who I thought trusted me through and through - only to have those thoughts quickly diminished by jealousy and and confusion.
The ITalian, who is no more in my social life or social networking services *wink* (literally, he blocked me) decided to take my friendship with Bryant and turn it into a full-fledged bromance. How did he come up with this? Check out the evidence below. For those who are not aware of who Bryant might be, in sort, we became acquaintances through Joseph, my best friend of eight years. Bryant and I have casually known each other for three years but never really became close friends until we went to Mexico for my 30th birthday in November. We truly bonded and had an excellent

EXHIBIT ONE :A DEBIT CARD!!!

Bryant, Joseph, Niccki (our new favorite server at Yard House) all had lunch last Saturday after my rally in Pasadena. Bryant and I have nearly identical bank cards so they were accidentally switched. When I spoke to the ITalian I misspoke and told him that we switched wallets and then corrected myself and told said credit card - it was a mix up and again... I misspoke.

THAT LADIES AND GENTLEMAN OF THE JURY WAS HIS FIRST CLUE....

EXHIBIT TWO: THE WORD 'BABY' I guess before I tell you why he thought the word baby was so damn awful I should precede the story with an explanation. When I used to work at the gay Mexican bar called CHICO, I had a boss who always called people 'baby.' He would often use this word if he had no idea what the person's name was that he was talking to. He always recommended that we do the same - and it worked every time, no one ever questioned if you knew their name or not. Words like 'baby,' and 'sweetie,' are common words for me to use however when the ITalian heard me (over coffee) talking to Bryant and ending our convo with take care 'babe,' he was at a loss for words. THIS WAS HIS BIGGEST PIECE OF EVIDENCE!!! He told me that he has only heard me call him baby and now that I have a new baby that I loved Bryant. I barely even remember saying the word because it was so nonchalant but he heard it! I apologized and he kidded for a few minutes - at least I thought he was kidding. I preceded to ask him over coffee if he trust me, numerous times he told me NO! I tried to explain my situation but he did not want to listen, in his eyes I was dating Bryant or doing God knows what. At the end of having coffee I asked him again if he trusted me and he said NO! I just decided to walk home alone with the dog and let him think about the reality of Bryant and I ever being more than friends - ridiculous. To make an already long story short over the next few days he decided to TEXT me and not talk to me over the phone - very sad. He said he was convinced that Bryant and I were dating because we became friends so quickly in Mexico and that we exchanged debit cards and call each other baby. Over the past week he has played the 'text message game' and the 'MySpace game with me' but I refuse to take part. It's truly sad that he is convinced without a DOUBT that Bryant and I are secretly up to something.


I guess the irony in this blog is that the night before we broke up I decided we should go see the movie DOUBT, a movie about a nun's small hunch that the priest of her parish/school was molesting a school kid. While she had no visual proof and some small tidbits of evidence, her biggest piece of evidence was her conviction and primal instinct. The movie was a force to be reckoned with and the acting was superb - far better than any performance in the Benjamin Button movie I saw two weeks ago. In a way I don't blame Roberto for breaking up with me. I asked him numerous times if he truly believed that Bryant and I were secretly dating and he replied YES every time! When someone has that conviction what can you say? The best thing I suppose is to quietly bow out and leave them alone, right? I hope the way I handled the situation was mature and well thought out, I continuously try and check myself and make sure that relationships with guys always end with some positive note, however this didn't happen in this relationship. I hope time heals. My only hope is that Roberto doesn't have the ultimate DOUBT in the end just like Meryl Streep did, that is one true hope sadly!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE


DEPECHE MODE
ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
APRIL 21, 2009

January 15, 2009- Groundbreaking, chart-topping electro legends Depeche Mode are proud to announce the release of their long-anticipated new studio album, Sounds Of The Universe on April 21, 2009 (Mute Records).

Eclectic and energized, the band's new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. Lyrically the release contains many of the group's enduring obsessions plus more overt black humor than any of their previous collections.

Like with their 2005 studio album, Playing The Angel, Sounds Of The Universe features writing credits for both Martin Gore, the group's primary songwriter, and Dave Gahan who after honing his talents on two solo albums, has earned his place as Depeche Mode's second writer. The release also marks a reunion between the band and producer Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow), who worked with the band to help give their new album its timeless sound. The first single from the release, "Wrong," grabs the listener's attention from its first stack-heeled, staccato shriek. Over stomping beats, screeching synthesizers, and Dave's overlord chant, "Wrong" already feels like a Depeche Mode classic. Other standout tracks include Martin's velvet-lined Scott Walker croon on the sensual lounge-music ballad "Jezebel," to the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn "In Chains" and "Hole To Feed," which marries modern electronics to a floor-shaking, bone-rattling Bo Diddley beat.

As one of the most influential bands of the post-punk era, with global sales in excess of 100 million, Depeche Mode belongs to a select premiere league of super groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode - Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher - continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band's 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium. Additionally, since their inception Depeche Mode's live shows continue to be a must-see attraction, with the group playing to 2.8 million people across 31 countries on their last tour alone.

Depeche Mode will be announcing additional album details and tour news in the coming weeks. For more information please go to www.depechemode.com.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

HOT TAYLOR


Very few times have I been on a major entertainment news website and found hot eye candy - tonight I did.

I haven't seen the movie Twilight and have no idea who Taylor Lautner is or what kind of role he plays in the movie. I do know that he's barely going to turn 17 years old in a few weeks (February 11) and that he was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan - *Karen, do you know him?* I also know that he's coming back to the vampire movie for the BIG sequel and has added 20 pounds of muscle for the role. On AccessHollywood.com he showed off his six-pack... check it out below. WOW... that's all I have to say, what do you think???

Friday, January 9, 2009

MODE SAYS NO TO 8

It's no big secret that I worship the ground that Depeche Mode walks on, but as of today not only do I love their music but I also love their politics. As you can see from the picture above Depeche Mode clearly supported VOTING NO ON PROP 8. To see the entire clip and read more about my favorite band log onto the official Depeche Mode site: www.DepecheMode.com and click on the NEWS section. If you want to see the full clip and move on with your life press play below, performing both will make me extremely happy!


IF PEREZ SAYS IT'S COOL...

GAYS SUCKS... OR SO THIS ARTICLE SAYS!


The following article pulls at my heart strings but at the same time gives me a resurgence of urgency and activism. Why? Because it reminds me that we don't live in a bubble, people still think we are immoral deviants and shouldn't be treated to the same rights as everyone else. Read the article below and let me know your thoughts...

Homosexuals Missing a Lot of Points

Posted by Jason Cunningham on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 3:19:40 PM

The furor over the passage of Prop 8 having abated somewhat, Scott Boardman of Monrovia feels that there just aren't enough pro-homosexual rallies taking place anymore, and he plans to do something about it. Fine; go ahead and exercise your right to waste your time -- for only in America are we affluent enough to be able to put serious effort into legitimizing perversion.

And speaking of rights, one of Boardman's supporters, the Rev. (and I use that term loosely) Susan Russell of All-Saints Episcopal Church, said recently: "The United States is founded on values of freedom of religion and from religion." Actually, "reverend," "freedom from religion" is nothing but a fanciful idea dreamed up by atheists and the ACLU (the Anti-Christian-Liberties Union). Like "separation of church and state," it's a phrase found nowhere in our nation's founding documents. Besides that, no one can be free from religion; even if you don't subscribe to an "organized" religion, you subscribe to whatever unorganized hodge-podge you decide upon throughout the course of your life. In other words, you believe something, and whatever it is you believe, that is your religion.

Russell goes on to say: "All-Saints is part of a national group that believes God's laws include everyone and that the United States Constitution provides protection for everyone." Well, duh. Of course the Constitution applies equally to everyone -- that is, it guarantees everyone's civil (a.k.a. political) rights -- the right to vote, to petition government, to peacably assemble, etc. But since marriage has nothing to do with any of these things, it can't be considered a civil (political) right. (Ditto with abortion.)

And it's funny that Russell speaks of God's laws applying to everyone, because she glaringly fails to encourage obedience to one of His fundamental teachings: that He designed marriage as a particular thing, to the exclusion of all other things, as a way of demonstrating to us the differences and similarities between Himself and humans, and His desire (despite our differences) for intimacy with us. Russell, I'm sure, bases her position, at least in part, on the twisted, homosexual-friendly definition of "equality," wherein any two consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want (then why not three, or 10?), and according to which there are no differences between males and females (then why do so many lesbians come off as being men, and so many homosexual men come off as being women?). At any rate, true equality doesn't mean equal results; it means having equal protection of our basic civil (political) rights, and we all have that (last I checked, homosexuals weren't being denied the right to vote, weren't being segregated and weren't being knocked over with firehoses). Beyond these "off-limits" items, society is ours (meaning everyone's) to shape as we will; you can disagree with any of the decisions, but a decision not in your favor doesn't mean that your basic rights have been violated.

Homosexuals and their advocates need to understand that sexual practices comprise a difference case than skin color: Even if sexuality (like skin color) is an inherent genetic characteristic, it is nonetheless (unlike skin color) a question of morality, and for many of us, the practice of homosexuality constitutes a perversion, a deviation from what God intended. For us, therefore, it's not a question of accepting someone who is different in a benign way; instead, you're asking us to agree with and approve of a behavior that we find immoral.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

BARRACK SAYS NO DIGITAL... YET

According to Gizmodo, Barrack is attempting to stop the imminent digital television switch that is planned for February 17. Siting a 'lack of funding,' I'm not even sure the President will be able to stop the great switch-over, especially since millions of dollars have been pumped into the marketing of this analog to digital switch. To read the story click here: Gizmodo

FEELING SORRY

The last few days I have withered away, falling victim to my own self doubt. I know that we all go through this but sometimes and usually when I fall into this sort of depression I feel like I am the only person who has ever been through the maze of confusion, questioning what I am doing on this earth and why my life is at such a weird place and I'm in my thirties.

Did I choose the wrong path, the wrong career, the wrong friends, the wrong school, the wrong life?

At the lowest of my low I MySpace'd Bryant who works at NBC to vent my frustration and awkwardness. I learned years ago there are times to listen and there are times to give advice and take action. Often times when I want people to just listen they speak up and give me their advice. When I want advice, most people only listen and offer no kind of help, words of wisdom or an attack plan.

Actually, now that I think about it most people listen rather than offering up any advice - it's frustrating but I think when most people don't know what to say they sit and lend their ear, hoping that will be enough help to me. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. I remember when my mother died, those who had no idea of what I went through wouldn't say a word, instead they would give me sad eyes and a blank look which is usually waiting for me to make my next move - almost as if they are the marionette and I am pulling their strings: if I cry they cry, if I laugh it off so will they... that is usually how it works.

When I reached out to Bryant I wasn't sure what to expect. Honestly, I was thinking he would say something cute like "Oh Scott, I love you, you are a great guy, things are going to work out and you're going to find a job." Usually that's the default answer for someone who can sympathize with what I'm going through but has no clear answer for my dilemma. Instead, Bryant gave a solution, totally throwing me a bone and asking me to send him my resume so he can forward it on to his friend who works in HR at a popular movie studio. I was flattered, surprised and, well... still depressed.

For a few minutes I forgot about not having a 9 to 5 job and imagined working again... but the bubble popped and I was back in my room, laying in bed ready to go to bed. I had hope but I was going to bed depressed. I texted my boyfriend letting him know that I missed him and wished he was next to me. After I turned off my bedside light and went to bed, the next day was a new day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

REFORMATTING APPLES

Who says owning a computer and/or Apple was all fun and games? Well, while I'm not sure if anyone said that at all, for the past few days I've been trying to reformat my computer and external hard drives to make life easier. Making life easier in the long run hasn't necessarily made life easier for the past few days - ugh! From burning 10gb of pictures to compact discs to emptying out my external hard drive so that it can start acting as a Time Machine, has been a pain in the ass - to say the least!

Has anyone else gone through this kind of a mess? My head hurts... goodnight friends!

NEW YEAR, NEW NICK


It's 2009 and I have started writing my weekly columns for NickYoungXXX again... click below and read what I talk about.
Some items I felt the need to write about were: Damon Kruezer, Cybersocket, Francois Sagat, Chris Rockway and Titan Media, enjoy!
http://www.nickyoungxxx.com/journal/340-scotty-b-catches-us-up-on-the-news.html

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

BALLY 360


My New Years Resolution to get in better shape began with a trip to the Bally Total Fitness website. I was told that on their site they have 'customizable' workout routines by answering a dozen questions. True, this is no where near as good as a personal trainer next to you, egging you on to perform that final rep, however their new BALLY 360 promotion is a great way to get people in the gym and moving - yes, sometimes moving is the only thing people need to do to lose weight... me on the other hand, well I need to move 24/7 to lose any weight and gain muscle, it's almost impossible for me.

I will try the routine that Bally's has 'customized' for me and see what happens, wish me luck!

Monday, January 5, 2009

SCOTT IN THE NEWS


This may seem like I'm tooting my own horn but usually I'm writing about other people, documenting their life with words and in this case someone is writing about me - it feels weird to be on the other end of the article! Please read the following story by clicking on the link below. In the meantime here is a teaser...

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/rds_search/ci_11380609

PASADENA - Taking up where they left off last year, opponents of Proposition 8 say they'll stage a protest Saturday on the steps of Pasadena City Hall.
It's one of several protests planned nationwide Saturday in support of same-sex marriages, said organizer Scott Boardman, 29, of Monrovia, who added he plans to spread the word about the local demonstration by handing out fliers at Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue on Wednesday and again on Friday.

He said organizers expect anywhere from 400 to 1,000 people to show up at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in front of City Hall.

"You don't see that many rallies anymore," he said, "but yes, it's still valid. As long as (protesting) is done correctly and responsibly, then, yes, demonstrating is the way to go."

DEPECHE MODE IS 'WRONG'


Imagine me curled up in my bed with my laptop surfing the web trying to find any information on the new Depeche Mode album.
If you can imagine this than this is what I have done every night for the past month or two but still NO WORD, for the most part
details of their new album coming in the Spring has been shrouded in secrecy, especially their forth coming single which will hit radios in February.

Tonight for the first time I heard bits and pieces of song songs that will be featured on the new album. The first 'Wrong' is the best I've heard Depeche Mode in a long while - the song sounds contemporary, electronic and... well, Mode-esque! Another song they have played for crowds, 'Peace' is not as strong as 'Wrong,' but then again I've only heard 40 seconds of each, if that!

Being totally candid 'Wrong' made me swell up with tears and cry... it's amazing to say the least and I am usually harsh on their music and if it's up to par - WRONG is. Take a listen below and let me know what you think...

JOIN THE IMPACT: SIX DAYS AWAY!!!


I have volunteers and people saying they are going to come out in droves on January 10, 2009 - will you be there at Pasadena City Hall to protest against the DOMA Act? Of course I hope to see everyone there that came out for both the November 15 and December 20 rallies. From a selfish standpoint it's so amazing to see and meet new friendly faces that come up to me from the crowds to say Hello and Thanks for putting together
these rallies.

I thank you so much for reading my blog and sending me emails, scottboardman@aol.com. It's all appreciated and humbly welcomed!

HE IS FUNNY!


Who knew that Ross the Intern had a blog? Who knew that Ross the Intern was hilarious on his blog? If ya want.. and ya should, check out his blog: http://blog.nbc.com/ross_blog/'

To get your palette a tad wet watch his video about his cancelled Christmas flight which made me laugh out loud!! The hilarity is not just isolated to the two minute mark. No, no, no... it is funny throughout the entire blog! Is it me or is he starting to look more and more like Jay Leno?

FOOT RELIEF


There are few times in my life that I can say I bought a product for $10 and it was the best item ever - the little egg you see above is called the PED EGG and is a miracle worker for tired, scaly feet that have been overworked and paid little attention to.
If that sounds familiar then trot down to your local Bed Bath & Beyond and pick up this miraculous little machine that makes your feet smooth and fresh!!!!

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