Friday, October 24, 2008

Last weekend's recap

The Voyeur fundraiser at the Bike Stop in Philly this past Friday was fun and successful. The bar was decorated nice with windows hanging from the ceiling, and black and white photos were projected on a couple of large screens, giving the bar the appropriate atmosphere. There was a huge theater scrim covering the stage. About every half hour from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, the lights would come on and people would walk on and they would perform by doing different fantasy scenes or BDSM demos. I performed in two of those demostrations, including the final one at 8:30PM where I and four other members of the Keystone boys of Leather would do a group grope scene onstage. It was fun for me to unleash my inner porn star.

The following night I was in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to watch to Mr. and Ms. New Jersey Leather Contest at The Circuit and I had a good time there. Pretty good crowd turnout. The contest was emceed by former porn star Will Clark. Four men and two women competed for the titles. John Nowak won the Mr. New Jersey Leather 2009 title, and Caren Cunningham won the Ms. New Jersey Leather one. Last year's Mr. Leather New Jersey, Spanky, gave a good stepping-down speech. Spanky was the person who got me into the leather culture fifteen years ago and I thought he did good representing the New Jersey title in the past year.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Voyeur this Friday!

I've been asked to perform in a couple of scenes for Voyeur, a fundraising event for the Mazzoni Center Holiday Toy Drive and the Keystone boys of Leather. It will go on from 4:00PM to 9:00PM this Friday, October 17, at the Bike Stop in Philly. There will be several scenes/demos happening on the stage starting around 6:00PM. It'll be like a very kinky happy hour! The event was created by Mr. Philadelphia Leather 2008 ScottDaddy and Michael Casey. And if you go, wear black and white.

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What I did at OUTFest 2008

Again I'm playing catch-up with my blogging. Meant to write earlier this week but I had several things I needed to do before.
I was at the OUTFest block party in Philly this past Sunday and I had a pretty good time. The weather very warm that day. Saw the Dumpsta Players perform on the stage and they were very enjoyable with their riffing on pop culture. The Divine Ms. Jimmi was working a roach print dress (which was made by Brad Stewart, a/k/a Gidget Gein, who passed away last week from a drug overdose) as she lip-synched to the Joan Jett cover of AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds." (The Dumpstas also performed at Fluid last night--heard that was a good show as well--but unfortunately I couldn't make to that one.)
The main floor of the Bike Stop was pretty packed that evening as members of the Philadelphians MC were selling pints of beer from a keg. Good crowd. I wound up stripping down to a black jockstrap and I got quite a few compliments. I've been wearing jockstraps more often when I go to leather events, but I'll tell you more of that some other time. ;-)

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I'll Always Love You More Miles Away

Yesterday Madonna and Guy Ritchie announced that they were divorcing after being married for eight years. It wasn't a big surprise to the gossip followers, since break-up rumors followed the couple during the past couple of years. Ironically the announcement happened just when "Miles Away," the third single from her Hard Candy album, was just coming out.

Here is a clip of Madonna performing "Miles Away" in London when Hard Candy was first released a few months back. "Miles Away" has to be my favorite track from that rather disappointing album. Listening to the lyrics it wouldn't be a shock that Madge was having marital problems.

BTW Madonna is in the middle of her latest world tour. She's supposed to be performing in Philly next month, but I doubt that I will be going.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Look what I found at WOOF Philly!

Here's a photo of me with bear porn icon Jack Radcliffe taken at WOOF Philly back on September 21.

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Porn Star Michael Brandon on crystal story

Recently the San Francisco Weekly ran a story on gay porn star Michael Brandon and his addiction to crystal meth and his following drug arrests. Brandon was one of most profilic figures in gay porn, having worked on over 150 films as an actor and director between 1999 and 2006. He first appeared in adult films in 1989 but he wound up convincted on possesion charges and sent to jail twice in the 1990's. Following his release Michael sobered up and for a while was doing public service campaigns educating the gay community on the dangers of crystal meth. However last year he had a relapse and pretty much out of sight, hiding in motels and on the street and not only using the drug but selling it as well. The article ends with Brandon returning to a courthouse for a hearing in September, only to be arrested on new possesion charges. A pretty sad story, one that reflects the addiction of crystal meth that a number of gay men face in the past decade. Here's hoping that he will make a good recovery and that he can get his life back in order.

The Rise and Fall of the Monster article

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