Archive for July, 2012

July 30, 2012

Put Your Life In Perspective – Our Amazing Planet

I have been rather circumspect about my own life lately but as author Toby Johnson notes – it is all about perspective. Views from the ISS of our beautiful planet showing the marvel of what man has wrought.

July 18, 2012

Johnny Bilenda – Active Child [Unofficial Music Video]

This song is really haunting. The video is beautiful in its simplicity too.

i came home
in the morning
just a little bit ago

you lie asleep
in our bed
all twisted in your clothes

when the rain came down
upon our rooftop
with a rhythm like this

let the hair stand up
on my shoulders
when you open your mouth

say aaooh
say aaooh

so i wrote you a letter
wedged into my forearm
with the pen that you gave me

’cause if there’s one thing that i mustn’t face
this is happening
this is happening

wish that i was strong enough
wish that i could give it all
wish that i could change enough
to be yours

wish that i could give it all
wish that i was strong enough
wish that i could change enough
to be yours

wish that i was strong enough
wish that i could give it all
wish that i could change enough
to be yours

wish that i could give it all
wish that i could change enough
wish that i was strong enough
to be yours

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858879989/#kHrIj3xxDlsIQf8H.99

July 18, 2012

Watch “I Want to Know What It’s Like” on YouTube

July 16, 2012

Where have I been?

In a word – Tobago. The wonderful Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel with friends. Shabby gentility in the best sense of the term.


 

July 9, 2012

Valentino Haute Couture – 2012/2013

Not sure how wearable it is but it sure is brilliant.

July 8, 2012

Self Evident Truths

A most interesting project :

In 2010 iO Tillett Wright began a project called Self Evident Truths, photographing anyone that felt like they qualified to fall on some part of the LGBTQ spectrum, from bisexual, to transgender. Shot in simple black and white, in natural light, with no makeup or styling, the photos were intended to humanize the very varied face of gays in America today. “Guess what, we look just like you, your mother, your brother, or the coworker sitting right next to you.” Around fifty portraits were shot in the two weeks that she had, and were presented in stacks in a gallery in Los Angeles, to be taken away by viewers, for free.

Struck by the powerful impact of the project, even on such a small scale, iO set her sights on taking the project national. Now, her aim is to photograph anyone in the United States that is, or EVER has been, anything other than 100% straight. The ultimate goal is between 5,000 and 10,000 portraits.

In the spring of 2011 iO shot 262 people in New York City, and by November, she shot another 527 in three parts of California, bringing our count to 789 portraits. In the winter of 2012, iO and the team took Self Evident Truths on a tour of the South, collecting faces in places like Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

The Self Evident Truths portraits will be compiled into a series of large exhibitions, an online database, a book, several guerrilla art campaigns, and they will be disseminated through numerous digital outlets.

Read more on their site here.

July 7, 2012

MADONNA NOBODY KNOWS ME – MDNA TOUR BACKDROP HD

Check it out from the 1:35 mark.

July 7, 2012

Lagerfeld is a Genius – Pure and Simple

Words cannot express. The man creates wearable art.

July 2, 2012

Anderson Cooper Just Got Even Cooler ( if that is actually possible)

No point going into the already widely distributed details but Anderson Cooper, CNN’s most prominent journalist and one of the world’s most recognizable personalities finally confirmed what many already took for granted.

Via Think Progress

Also, seeing as he is a journalist best known for fearlessness, integrity and honesty – that sort of blows views people in some quarters may have about gay people.