abrnbear:

pixiepienix:

look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity

About time we found a solution for that problem. Now we can stop looking like sissies holding bags

The bigger sissy is one who is too afraid to hold his girlfriend/wife/gal-pal’s purse for a few.  #NotSecureInHisMasculinity

abrnbear:

pixiepienix:

look at this fragile delicate flower of a man look at how precarious his value and identity is wonder at the marvel that is masculinity

About time we found a solution for that problem. Now we can stop looking like sissies holding bags

The bigger sissy is one who is too afraid to hold his girlfriend/wife/gal-pal’s purse for a few.  #NotSecureInHisMasculinity

Eric Shaun Lynch aka Eric The Actor aka Eric The Midget from The Howard Stern Show's Wack Pack has died.  He passed away yesterday.  He was 39.

Eric Shaun Lynch aka Eric The Actor aka Eric The Midget from The Howard Stern Show's Wack Pack has died.  He passed away yesterday.  He was 39.

Sept 21:  On Sundays, we vacuum the driveway.
#365in2014 #home #nissan #cube #moving  (at Chez Clarice)

Sept 21: On Sundays, we vacuum the driveway.
#365in2014 #home #nissan #cube #moving (at Chez Clarice)

25 Years of Rhythm

If an album has a lot of singles and remixes, I’ll often make a playlist in iTunes, replaying album versions with a good remix, and leave the non-single songs in place.  Track order is the same, but the mixes are different.  I have playlists for Batman, Like A Virgin, Like A Prayer, janet., Control, Erotica, HIStory, Bad, & True Blue.  This is one I put together for Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.  It’s about 9 minutes longer than the original album.  I need to actually go in and mix the interludes so they flow better from and to the next song (you’ll notice “Interlude: Pledge” is missing for now, because of that reason).  It’s dorky stuff like this that I love.

  1. Rhythm Nation (12” House Nation Mix)
  2. Interlude: T.V.
  3. State Of The World (United Nations 12” Mix)
  4. Interlude: Race
  5. The Knowledge
  6. Interlude: Let’s Dance
  7. Miss You Much (Mama Mix)
  8. Interlude: Come Back Interlude
  9. Love Will Never Do Without You (Work It Out 7” With Intro)
  10. Livin’ In A World (They Didn’t Make)
  11. Alright (R&B Mix)
  12. Interlude: Hey Baby
  13. Escapade (Shep’s Housecapade Mix)
  14. Interlude: No Acid
  15. Black Cat (Video Mix/Short Solo)
  16. Lonely
  17. Come Back To Me (I’m Beggin’ You Mix)
  18. Someday Is Tonight
  19. Interlude: Livin’…In Complete Darkness

Sept 20:  Boxes, ceiling high.  Bed time, then more tomorrow.  Seven days until I’m sleeping in a new place!
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #rensselaerny #scruffy #gaybear

Sept 20: Boxes, ceiling high. Bed time, then more tomorrow. Seven days until I’m sleeping in a new place!
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardenvy #thebeardedlife #beardedmen #beard #thebeardedhomo #beardlife #bearmen #gaybeard
#gayvegan #gaysofinstagram #gaystagram #lgbt #gaymen #rensselaerny #scruffy #gaybear

Wearing the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask and with his voice digitally disguised, one member of the loosely coordinated network of activists explained the reasons behind the social media campaign to FRANCE 24’s “Tech 24” programme. He said that by launching Operation Ice ISIS, Anonymous wanted to underscore the seriousness of the threat posed by Islamic State militants (also known as ISIL or ISIS) as well as make it clear that the jihadist group does not represent – nor uphold – the values of the Muslim faith. “We took this initiative in order to establish two things,” he said. “One: We needed the public to understand how urgent the situation is in Iraq. Before the mainstream media took serious direction in reporting the ISIS threat, we were one of the first to communicate it to the masses via the video we uploaded on YouTube in June explaining how and why ISIS came to be. We also made it clear that the United States was not free of blame as it has, directly and indirectly, contributed to the crisis we see today.”

Technology - IS militants are ‘gangsters’ who hijack Islam, Anonymous says - France 24 (via aboriginalnewswire)

There are 50,000 homeless veterans in this country.  Don’t give me your “supporting the troops” bullshit mantra.  You’re as hypocritical as the government you support.

Sept 19:  Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of #JanetJackson’s #RhythmNation1814.  This album changed my life.  I’d never heard something so layered, well-produced, socially conscious, and funky all wrapped into one (at least not in a very, very long time).  Purely by chance, I correctly predicted every single, in order, that would eventually be released from the record.  I was so immersed in the album, that the single releases just seemed logical to me.  Apparently A&M records felt the same way.

It’s probably one of most perfect records ever released. @MichaelJackson’s BAD is in that category as well.  #RN1814 positively influenced many, many people across the world.  Dig out the album, and listen to it today.  You’ll thank yourself for doing it.

#365in2014 #music #MissYouMuch #RhymnNation #blackcat

Sept 19:  Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of #JanetJackson’s #RhythmNation1814.  This album changed my life.  I’d never heard something so layered, well-produced, socially conscious, and funky all wrapped into one (at least not in a very, very long time).  Purely by chance, I correctly predicted every single, in order, that would eventually be released from the record.  I was so immersed in the album, that the single releases just seemed logical to me.  Apparently A&M records felt the same way.

It’s probably one of most perfect records ever released. @MichaelJackson’s BAD is in that category as well.  #RN1814 positively influenced many, many people across the world.  Dig out the album, and listen to it today.  You’ll thank yourself for doing it.

#365in2014 #music #MissYouMuch #RhymnNation #blackcat

(via Why Isn’t Janet Jackson in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? | West Coast Sound | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly)

So what if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bunch o’ hooey? People still care about its inductees, and it’s perhaps the highest achievement a musician can have on his resume.

Or her resume. Of course, the Hall is very light on women, not to mention women of color. 

But there’s always a chance to get it right when it comes to Janet Jackson, whose career as a trend-setter and hitmaker should speak for itself. 

Here’s the shocking thing: Despite being eligible since 2007, she has never even been nominated. 

Never mind that her brother Michael is in there. (Twice, in fact, including once with the Jackson Five.) Janet has been a force to be reckoned with in her own right, for decades. 

She has sold more than 25 million albums, making her, by the RIAA’s count, the 11th best-selling female artist in history. She had seven songs make Billboard’s top five on a single album, the glorious 1989 work Rhythm Nation: 1814.

During the ’80s and ’90s, she set a standard when it came to smooth vocals and artful songs, videos, and choreography. Artists like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Usher have all borrowed from her heavily.

Since her early masterwork, 1986’s Control, she has shown an ability and willingness to incorporate serious issues into her oft-funky songs. She is a rare pop artist to use her platform to touch on topics including feminism, social injustice, same-sex relationships, AIDS awareness, homophobia, and domestic violence. 

So what’s the deal? Why has she not gotten her due?

We suspect it all comes down to her “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl. Who knows what really happened, but all we know is that, for some reason, American society got all prudish for a minute. For some reason everyone long ago gave Timberlake a pass, but Jackson has never recovered.

It’s ridiculous, as ridiculous as Janet never being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The voters should right that wrong this time around. In fact, they should induct her. It would be long overdue. 

If you want to join other fans campaigning for Janet’s induction, visit the Induct Janet Jackson Facebook page (which has over 20,000 likes).

(via Why Isn’t Janet Jackson in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? | West Coast Sound | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly)

So what if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bunch o’ hooey? People still care about its inductees, and it’s perhaps the highest achievement a musician can have on his resume.

Or her resume. Of course, the Hall is very light on women, not to mention women of color.

But there’s always a chance to get it right when it comes to Janet Jackson, whose career as a trend-setter and hitmaker should speak for itself.

Here’s the shocking thing: Despite being eligible since 2007, she has never even been nominated.

Never mind that her brother Michael is in there. (Twice, in fact, including once with the Jackson Five.) Janet has been a force to be reckoned with in her own right, for decades.

She has sold more than 25 million albums, making her, by the RIAA’s count, the 11th best-selling female artist in history. She had seven songs make Billboard’s top five on a single album, the glorious 1989 work Rhythm Nation: 1814.

During the ’80s and ’90s, she set a standard when it came to smooth vocals and artful songs, videos, and choreography. Artists like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Usher have all borrowed from her heavily.

Since her early masterwork, 1986’s Control, she has shown an ability and willingness to incorporate serious issues into her oft-funky songs. She is a rare pop artist to use her platform to touch on topics including feminism, social injustice, same-sex relationships, AIDS awareness, homophobia, and domestic violence.

So what’s the deal? Why has she not gotten her due?

We suspect it all comes down to her “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl. Who knows what really happened, but all we know is that, for some reason, American society got all prudish for a minute. For some reason everyone long ago gave Timberlake a pass, but Jackson has never recovered.

It’s ridiculous, as ridiculous as Janet never being nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The voters should right that wrong this time around. In fact, they should induct her. It would be long overdue.

If you want to join other fans campaigning for Janet’s induction, visit the Induct Janet Jackson Facebook page (which has over 20,000 likes).