Archive for June 20th, 2011

June 20, 2011

The Cubs have joined the “It Gets Better Project” and “The Trevor Project” to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling| Video

by Accidental Bear

“The Chicago Cubs organization celebrates you for exactly who you are, gay or straight,” says Quade. Ricketts, who is a lesbian, says, “We know it can get really tough. I’ve been there.”

The video ends by encouraging struggling youths to go to the It Gets Better website or call the Trevor Project’s suicide prevention hotline.

The San Francisco Giants were the first MLB team to make an It Gets Better video. TheBoston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners have videos in the works for the campaign, started last year by journalist-activist Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller. (via Advocate.com)

 

 

June 20, 2011

Bear Grylls Heads to Iceland with Jake Gyllenhaal for man vs Wild Season Premier

by Accidental Bear

I wanted to share my most favorite keeping warm technique while in the wilderness with man friends (no homo). Enter tent slowly, confidently yet tenderly remove clothing. The two of you lie down on your sides, wiener to butt (no homo), lie very still, no talk. The best way to keep warm survival techniques 101. I smell a summer romance.

Click here to find out more!

Jake Gyllenhaal was pushed to his limits by Bear Gryllson a gruelling survival expedition. The Hollywood star, who has trained to get in shape to star in action movies, went to Iceland with the former soldier for his show Born Survivor and asked to be pushed – but admitted he was surprised by how tough he found it.Bear revealed: “A couple of weeks ago I took Jake Gyllenhaal, reportedly the fittest man in Hollywood, on a Born Survivor to Iceland. He said he wanted to to be pushed and afterwards said he’d never been pushed so hard.

read more »

June 20, 2011

Band Watch: Dengue Fever; Cambodian Psychedelic Pop Rock

by Accidental Bear

(via NPR)

Cambodia-inspired rock band Dengue Fever is on tour in support of its new album, Cannibal Courtship. In this Live Friday concert, the group will perform at World Cafe Live at the Queen, XPN’s brand new music venue in Wilmington, Del.

Brothers Zac and Ethan Holzman, both loves of vintage Cambodian pop music, formed Dengue Fever in 2001 after a chance meeting with Ch’hom Nimol, an esteemed Cambodian singer who stems from a family of wedding singers and who moved to Long Beach from Cambodia in 2000. Specializing in Khmer Rock (a mix of Cambodian Khmer style and psychedelic pop-rock), Dengue Fever started out as a Camboidan pop cover band. But as the group grew into a dynamic six-piece band featuring saxophone, bass, drums, guitar, farfisa and vocals, it developed into an intriguing hybrid of eastern and western styles.

http://www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_Fever_(band)

June 20, 2011

Hair ball of the Day: SF is HOT-SWEATY-HOT

by Accidental Bear

June 20, 2011

News: Bloggers, Obama Impersonator, Hate Crime …

by Accidental Bear

Arrest Made in Equality California Noose Case The Santa Ana, Calif., police have arrested a man on suspicion of a hate crime for hanging a noose outside the office of an Orange County gay rights organization in October.

Rainbow Flags and Riot Gear Images from gay pride festivals this weekend in Eastern Europe show a mix of rainbow flags and riot gear – offering a starkly visual reminder of the danger and courage needed sometimes to live openly in many places around the world.

Lesbian Couple Held Responsible for Possible Hate Crime  An insurance company is claiming that a lesbian couple in Tennessee should be held liable for setting their own house ablaze, despite the couple’s claim that the fire was started by a neighbor. Laura and Carol Anne Stutte spent a weekend in Nashville in September 2010 and when they returned to their home in Vonore, Tenn., they found their house was burned to the ground. In addition, the word “queers” was spray painted on their garage.

Supreme Court Sides With Wal-Mart In Sex Bias Case WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of female employees in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the nation’s biggest companies.

Reggie Brown, Obama Impersonator, Defends Performance At Republican Leadership Conference (VIDEO) Reggie Brown, the Obama impersonator whose set was cut short at the Republican Leadership Conference this past weekend, is pushing back against the idea that he was yanked off stage for making racial remarks about President Obama — but he does acknowledge that his barbs at GOP presidential candidates may have struck a nerve with the conservative audience.

Netroots Nation Bloggers Consistently Disappointed With Obama (VIDEO)

Nepal Lesbian Wedding: U.S. Couple Weds In Nation’s First Public Same-Sex Ceremony  AKSHINKALI, Nepal (AP) – A lawyer and a college professor from the United States celebrated Nepal’s first public lesbian wedding ceremony Monday in the Himalayan nation that recently began recognizing gay rights and drafting laws to end sexual discrimination. Courtney Mitchell, 41, and Sarah Welton, 48, from Denver, Colorado, celebrated in a Hindu Nepalese tradition at the Dakshinkali temple south of Katmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. Local gay rights activists and supporters cheered the ceremony attended by their close friends. Nepal Parliament member Sunilbabu Pant, a gay rights activist, said it was the first public wedding of a lesbian couple in the mostly conservative nation.

Lyme Disease Symptoms: Key Facts About This Mysterious Illness Summer is peak season for transmission of Lyme disease. The only known transporter of Lyme bacteria — the deer tick — goes through the most infectious stage of its life cycle in the summer. But you don’t need to be in contact with a deer to get a deer tick bite. Deer ticks can hitch a ride on small animals and land right in your backyard. Here is a case study that highlights why Lyme disease is a mystery illness: Anne had been diagnosed with three different autoimmune diseases, each by a top specialist: 1.Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory disorder of the intestinal tract that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea 2. Iritis, an inflammatory disorder of the eyes that causes eye pain and blurred vision, 3. Spondyloarthritis, an inflammatory disease that attacks the spine and other joints.

June 20, 2011

RIP Gorgeous Ryan Dunn of Jackass Crew

by Accidental Bear

image

image

image

We lost another bearded beauty,so sad. Ryan Dunn a member of the MTV Jackass crew dies in a fiery car crash. The ultimate Jackass stunt. Sad face

June 20, 2011

All Eyes on Frankie Morello; Fashion Designer

by Accidental Bear

www.frankiemorello.com 

In case you missed it Frankie Morello Spring/Summer 2011. This collection inspires Valley Girl like phrases like “totally tubular.”

 

 

Also check out more looks after the jump

read more »

June 20, 2011

FLUFF Time Capsule “Flash Gordon Music Vid” Where were you?

by Accidental Bear

imageimage

Tags:
June 20, 2011

Twilight of the Punk: Bob Mould’s New Memoir, “See a Little Light” Reviewed by New York Magazine

by Accidental Bear

 (via NYMAG)

Bob Mould needed punk rock. For a big, angry, closeted math-whiz teenager in the outer reaches of upstate New York—where the record store was an hour away, in the metropolis of Plattsburgh—listening to the Ramones, studying the sleeve the record came in, showed what might be possible for him. He could do what they do, he thought. And in fact he did: After moving to Minnesota for college, he and two friends started the pioneering hard-core band Hüsker Dü (named after a board game where the kids could beat the adults). Noisy, speedy—and at least as far as the musicians themselves, high on speed—the band, with Mould as its lumpy front man, combined post-teen provocation and melodic confessionalism in a way that perfectly captured the seesawing, self- protective anxieties of being young. Mould screamed a lot, but underneath was a yearning desire to be understood.Take a song like “Everything Falls Apart”: “I got nothing to do / You got nothing to say / Everything is so fucked up / I guess we like it that way.” It’s a catchy tune that combines those early Hüsker themes. Mould calls it “despair meets resignation.”

Hüsker Dü ended in 1987, and Mould has been experimenting his way out of that balefulness ever since. Punk, as a way of organizing yourself aesthetically, can be a scorched-Earth truth, but Mould is 50 now, and that ethos hasn’t been age- appropriate for some time. So he’s doing his best to find contentment.

That’s one reason he wrote his new memoir, See a Little Light, with Michael Azerrad (Little, Brown & Co., $24.99). It shares a title with one of his not-so-hopeless solo songs. In addition to being a detailed document of punk’s rise to the middle of the culture (including Mould’s successful, though ultimately less influential, early-nineties band Sugar), the book is an unsparing accounting of things he has done wrong, as well as things done to him. It doesn’t often sound like he’s having all that much fun, but he certainly comes off as determined. “With Bob, everything has to have a reason,” says his old friend Steve Fallon, who ran the rigorously booked Hoboken rock club Maxwell’s during the punk-to-indie golden era of 1979 to 1995. “There wasn’t a lot of freewheeling Bob Mould. It was very thought-out and processed. Even his music sounds chaotic, but it really isn’t.”

read more »

June 20, 2011

HORSE MEAT DISCO Are Back And Feelin’ Sleazy! New Album July 19, U.S. Gigs In San Francisco, Fire Island, NYC Announced

by Accidental Bear

 The UK’s Best Party Returns!

Free track for Accidental Bear readers!!

On HORSE MEAT DISCO III
Disco Fetishists Delve Into Eighties
Gay Underground History, Sound: Sleaze Music

HorseMeatDiscoIII-72The Horse Meat Disco boys–DJs (pictured above)James HillardSeverinoJim Stanton and Luke Howard–are back with “Horse Meat Disco III,” their third mixed double-CD and double-LP (!) supported by a nearly two dozen city world tour, which includes three stops in the U.S.: Juanita More’s Pride Party 2011 in San Francisco (June 26), The Pines Partyon Fire Island (July 30) and Brooklyn’s Mister Sunday (July 31).

Download an exclusive Horse Meat Disco Re-Edit of Wham’s “Love Maker” from Horse Meat Disco III HERE.
+
The Horse Meat Disco III Mini-Mix (above)
,

What’s a Horse Meat Disco party like? Take a look at Horse Meat Disco in action. Screamingly, wig-whipping fun, this video truly captures the spirit and energy for which these parties are famous: