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Hanging with Seth Meyers

family, mom, dadMy parents spent most of their lives either working or taking care of their four children. Since retirement that has all changed. In some ways their lives more closely mirror the life Sergio and I lead – meeting up and going out or planning fun trips with friends regularly.

Seth Meyers and his younger (and every bit as funny) brother Josh Meyers grew up in our small town. Together they logged more than a few hours in the backseat of my Mom’s station wagon being brought back from school or team practices so when my parents planned a quick trip to NYC last week with two other couples, they stopped in to check out Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Two things strike me about this photo – first, my mother who is 5’7″ looks tiny and second, my parents are way cooler.

On Wednesday we wear…

handsome guyIt has been a while since I’ve provided this very important public service announcement. For those of you who do not understand this reference please immediately download Mean Girls and watch it tonight.

Seinfeld can still make me laugh

“…He likes his team. He’s set with that team…

This weekend I was at home on my couch channel surfing until I stumbled upon this episode from Seinfeld, entitled The Beard, which first aired in February 1995 (I checked). This show still can make me laugh out loud. I realize that this TV show wasn’t everyone’s favorite and you can tell how outdated it is – just take a peek at Jerry’s ancient Mac on his desk or their phones, but I still enjoy watching it. What TV shows from your childhood do you still love to watch?

Sesame Street: How they became Bert & Ernie

America’s most famous gay couple share a rap about how they met and became “roommates” to the melody of Will Smith’s theme song The Prince of Bel Air. It was too cute not to share for all of you fans of  Sesame Street.

Boston rocker: Juliana Hatfield sings Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton John, A little more loveA little known fact about your’s truly is that I spent most of my 20s seeing local bands play rather than dancing at clubs. One of those local musicians who I really loved was / is Juliana Hatfield. She had brief brush with mainstream success with songs like Universal Heartbeat and Spin the Bottlebut the quirky rocker from Boston was always more at home under the radar.

Last year I saw her for the first time in years and she still sounds great. At the ACLU benefit here in Boston Juliana performed her song Short Fingered Man, a song about a certain someone living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days.

So when I heard a track from her forthcoming Olivia Newton-John tribute album on Kenneth in the (212), I instantly started playing her cover A Little More Love The CD won’t be available until April 13th but you can pre-order it on Amazon, here: Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.

Netflix brings back Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

What is old is new again; first it was announced that Will & Grace would return to NBC then ABC said it was bringing back its popular show Roseanne. Now Netflix has revived the Bravo TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but this time with a new cast and in a new city.

Moving from the more politically progressive northeast this new cast will be based in Atlanta and roam Dixie. The new Fab Five includes Bobby Berk as the show’s design expert; Karamo Brown will be the cast’s cultural attache (so to speak); Antoni Porowski will manage all things related to food and wine; Jonathan Van Ness is responsible for personal grooming; and Tan France will lead the charge in the fashion department.

The Netflix teaser that dropped earlier this week opens with the lines, “The original show was fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance.” I’m not sure I really agree with that but you get the gist of this light-hearted formulaic series that will try to make America a little more accepting (and hopefully more polite) – one makeover at a time.

Check’em out on Netflix here: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Best of 2K17 Rewind Megamashup DJs from Mars

Djs From Mars

Much thanks to Matt over at boyculture blog for sharing this in a post last week. I thought it was a fitting final post for 2017. I love the mashup of music shared  by DJs From Mars in this great video.

Take a listen and enjoy.