Massachusetts native (turned New Yorker) and gay rapper who is responsible for such ditties as I seen Beyonce at Burger King and my personal favorite, Ice Cream Truck, is back with a new song called Helen Keller. Apparently Cazwell is taking the name of the famous American author and activist who was born deaf and blind and turning her name into a word that describes someone you completely cut out of your life.
Like the end of the song says, “We’re done. I don’t see you and I don’t hear you. We’re through… Buh-Bye.”
I think that Gretchen Wieners might have a better chance of making “fetch” work than this new use of an iconic American heroine, but I suppose time will tell. Until then, check out Cazwell’s latest video.
This past summer I first posted a video from Max on how to cut off t-shirt sleeves. The video proved popular not only because of the practical advice but the fact that Max is rather attractive. You can watch the clip here.
I recently started following Max on Twittah and it turns out that even though he now lives in Southern California, he’s a Boston native. Who knew?
Anyway, I figured I’d feature his “Appropriate Greetings” video. Careful if you are in a work environment as there is some profanity. Bostonians may recognize his version of how we say “hello” which interestingly follows how the Irish greet each other around the 45 – 50 second mark.
In honor of the premiere of HBO’s “LOOKING” Eliot Glazer shares the Reluctant Gay Dude’s Guide to Modern Gay Vernacular. This is hilarious although there is some strong language so you may want to think twice before watching this if you are at work.
I love poetry. I think when you can connect to this form of creative prose the content of the expression becomes powerful. Savannah Brown’s poetry slam What guys look for in girls is one of those poems.
My good friend and author of the visually stunning (not to mention delicious) blog, Frenchie and the Yankee, forward me the new video from Garçon Français, an underwear line from where else? France.
David mentioned this is his new favorite line of underwear. I don’t own any, but I trust David’s taste and I love the promo video. Check it out.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to see SpeakEasy Stage’s production of The Color Purple. This musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the acclaimed film by Steven Spielberg.
While watching a musical about a poor African-American woman living in the South in the 1930s may not be the first thing you think of when planning a night out, trust me – you are going to love this show. The SpeakEasy Stage has assembled a large, talented cast that belt out amazing music and draw you in, making the time fly. As you might expect, the show runs the emotional gamut and provides ample fodder for conversation later. For my more shallow readers, the incredibly handsome Jared Nixon (shown below) might be sufficient motivation.
Jared Dixon and Valerie Houston in The Color Purple. Photo by Glenn Perry Photography.
I’ve included a video of one of my favorite songs from The Color Purple courtesy of Mercury Theater Chicago. The local production here at The SpeakEasy Stage runs through February 8th so get your tickets today.
Tickets to The Color Purple
Much thanks to Brenton of Aussielicious for sharing this eerie rendition of Kylie Monogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head by Lee Glasson on The Voice UK blind auditions. I thought he was amazing. What do you think?
Go out. Have fun tonight.
This Sunday Boston will join cities from around the world for the annual No Pants Subway Ride. You can learn more about the event and the Boston Society of Shenanigans who organize the Boston event, by linking here and don’t forget to RSVP for the post-party.
Here is a quick video I pulled together from Boston’s 2013 No Pants Subway Ride.
Yes, kids I’m sorry to say this is an actual product you can purchase on Amazon.com and on the company’s website. If you happen to enjoy potty humor you probably should check out this funny commercial.
Picking up from where my previous post left off is Todrick Hall’s latest video. Much thanks to JustDre for bringing this to my attention.
NOTE: This is most definitely not safe for work.
HBO’s newest series, Looking, may make Sunday nights a lot more interesting. Two weeks from tonight at 10:30 pm on January 19th Looking will premiere on HBO. According to the series website, Looking, offers the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living in modern-day San Francisco. The trio’s stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy.
I find myself drawn to gay-themed movies and stories and hope that HBO’s track record for making entertaining hit series extends to Looking. I’ll definitely be tuning in on the 19th.
Next Sunday Boston will join cities from around the world for the annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Sergio and I have been attending this event for the past few years and it is easily one of our favorites. If you’ve never been before, give it a try – you’d be surprised by how fun it is. You can learn more about the event and the Boston Society of Shenanigans who organize the Boston event, by linking here and don’t forget to RSVP for the post-party.
Here is a quick video I pulled together from last year.
Many people make resolutions at the start of the new year. While I don’t know anyone who has decided to quit smoking, I thought I’d post this as inspiration to stick with it. This is the first Saturday of the year and I know that going out and drinking makes many crave a cigarette so I’m hoping this quick video might give you some added inspiration to refrain and stick with your resolution to quit. Do you know a smoker? Maybe you’d like to share this.
I can’t think of a better story to share on Christmas Day. This is a real life story that takes place here in Boston. It is about overcoming adversity; it is about family bonds and how important they are; and most importantly, it is about believing in oneself and the conviction it takes to follow your dreams.
I encourage you to read the story one Tweet at a time here: Making Good From Almost Nothing. The series of Tweets from December 16, 2013 are heartwarming. Once you read @Billy_Baker’s Tweets check out the video from last year. George and Johnny Huynh’s story is one that should be shared. I hope you find it as touching and inspirational as I do.
*Thanks to my sister, Elizabeth, for sharing.