Archive for August 17th, 2011

August 17, 2011

Music Watch: Sweet Sweet Moon – “Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call” (Weakerthans cover)

by Accidental Bear

Do yourself a favor and turn off the television for 4 minutes and watch this sweet video and song by Sweet Sweet Moon who  performs “Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call” (Weakerthans cover). His EP Pomidou is out now on Siluh Records, and he’s also got two new singles out – “Smoke Up” and a cover of Beirut’s “My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille”. Thank you and you’re welcome!

They Shoot Music Don’t They video / Sweet Sweet Moon play a special acoustic session at Topkino in Vienna in June 2011 / check out more videos, pics, location info, etc. on http://www.theyshootmusic.com

August 17, 2011

Handpicked News: Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play, It Doesn’t Get Better, Rolling Stone Founder Marrying Another Man?

by Accidental Bear

Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play Attracts All-Star Cast

DUSTIN LANCE BLACK CHEYENNE JACKSON X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMA benefit staged reading of8, Dustin Lance Black’s play about California’s Prop. 8 trial, has attracted an illustrious all-star cast that includes Cheyenne Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner, Christine Lahti, and Anthony Edwards. The one-night-only reading will be directed by Tony Award–winning actor and director Joe Mantello and take place at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in New York City September 19 at 8 p.m. Proceeds will go directly to the foundation. For tickets or more information, visit AFER.org.

Christine O’Donnell Walks Off Set When Asked About Gay Rights

Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell walked off the set during an interview today with Piers Morgan because the host asked about gay rights issues, and wouldn’t stop.PIERS MORGAN CHRISTINE O'DONNELL 390x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COM
“I don’t think it’s relevant,” O’Donnell said in defiance of being questioned about gay marriage. “It’s not a topic that I choose to embrace. It’s not what I am championing right now. I have been there, done that, gone down that road.”

Is Rolling Stone Founder Marrying Another Man?

JANN WENNER X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMSixteen years after a headline-grabbing scandal in which Rolling Stonefounder Jann Wenner (pictured) left his wife, Jane, for another rman (hunky former Calvin Klein model Matthew Nye), tongues are wagging again over this nonconventional trio — and New York’s new same-sex marriage law may be why. Though Wenner and Nye moved in together, had three children, and share homes in several states, Jann and Jane Wenner (who have three sons together) never officially divorced. Now, according to the New York Post, Jane has finally filed for divorce from Jann, whose empire also includes Men’s Journal and Us Weekly.

PAT ROBERTSON: BEFRIEND GAY PEOPLE…IF YOU CAN CONVERT THEM

 “I don’t think there is any danger of him [the gay friend] corrupting her and getting her into that lifestyle. Maybe she can help him. I mean, that’s not the same thing as you know, going out for gay parties…stay away from that. But if you can help him…he is asking for help,” Pat Robertson said in response to a question about whether or not a Christian should befriend a gay man. Watch:

GHANA’S ‘INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST SAME SEX’ LOBBIES TO CRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY

An anti-gay organization in Ghana known as the International Movement Against Same Sex (IMASS) has released a statement trying to justify the criminalization of homosexuality. Currently, male same-sex activity is illegal, but many groups are calling for all people who identify as homosexuals to be prosecuted. The group reconciles the persecution with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, claiming homosexuality is “illegal by both divine and man-made laws” and obstructs “national security, safety, health, rights, ethics, and freedoms.” The group’s Executive Secretary, Prince Osei Tutu, also decried the pro-LGBT group Amnesty International as “a mischievous organization” that is trying to “homosexually colonize our people.” (HT: Behind The Mask.)

‘Parents’ Rights’ Group Adopts Pro-Bullying Agenda: It Doesn’t Get Better

Perhaps desperate that societal support for marriage equality and other LGBT issues continues to grow, anti-gay hate groups seem to be showing their true colors more and more, abandoning tame “protect our family values” talking points for flagrantly pro-bullying rants. MassResistance, in particular, is increasing its visibility, attacking Mitt Romney by painting him as pro-gay, partnering with the Family Research Council to smear GLSEN, and today inspiring fear in theAmerican Family Association’s “news” outlet that the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project might soon be used in schools. Oh dear!

Lesbian shows jury photograph of gay rights tattoo on her buttock to prove she was not guilty of homophobic attack

Cleared: Lauren Proverbs, 21, who has been in a lesbian relationship herself showed the court a rainbow tattoo to prove she was not anti-gayA lesbian accused of a homophobic attack showed a jury a picture of a gay rights tattoo on her bottom to prove she was not guilty. Lauren Proverbs, 21, said she would never have attacked Gina Landon who was out with a girlfriend because of her sexuality, adding she had once been in a gay relationship herself. She admitted punching the woman in a takeaway restaurant in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, but showed the court the rainbow tattoo to prove she was not anti-gay.

August 17, 2011

Postmodernism is Dead? “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.”

by Accidental Bear

What is fucking art anyhow?

“Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990,” will be at the V&A Museum from 24 Sept 2011 to 15 Jan 2012. The exhibition is supported by the Friends of the V&A with further support from Barclays Wealth

(www.prospectmagazine.co.uk)

I have some good news—kick back, relax, enjoy the rest of the summer, stop worrying about where your life is and isn’t heading. What news? Well, on 24th September, we can officially and definitively declare that postmodernism is dead. Finished. History. A difficult period in human thought over and done with. How do I know this? Because that is the date when the Victoria and Albert Museum opens what it calls “the first comprehensive retrospective” in the world: “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

August 17, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Mirror Beard Trim

by Accidental Bear

Source manhood

August 17, 2011

The World’s Most Rock ’n’ Roll Hotel Chelsea, Found Dead with a Needle in its Arm

by Accidental Bear

As a punk rock, mohawk wearing adolescent I wondered what it would be like to OD at the famous  Chelsea in New York. No joke! I wanted to be included in the same group as Sid Vicious‘s girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Who would be my Sid? It just came to my attention that I now must kill that dream. Chelsea Hotel is closing its doors.

(via www.telegraph.co.uk)

Once a favourite haunt of artists and musicians, the notorious Chelsea in New York is closing its doors on a colourful and controversial past.  Mark Rothko lived there. Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen there, Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey there. Dylan Thomas drank himself to death there, and Leonard Cohen famously pleasured Janis Joplin there, giving rise to one of his most famous songs – and the most famous celebration in song of a hotel ever – “I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet…”

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August 17, 2011

Pike Brothers: German/British Manufacturing and Fabrics and American Design

by Accidental Bear

Pike Brothers are a wet dream come true. Wearable, sturdy everyday looks that scream I am man!

Pike Brothers is a combination of German/British manufacturing and fabrics and American design. Originating on Portobello Rd in West London and now located in Bavaria, their built to last garments are based on classic items of uniform and workwear. From sweatshirts to denim and military reproductions each item is modeled on an iconic garment from the past. The U.S Navy N1 jacket is a favourite among vintage fiends alongside the Seabees t-shirt and Single V Physical training sweatshirt. Their line of denim is generally 11-15 ounce, raw and of course selvedge. While Pike Brothers harks back to the past for inspiration the guys have retained a modern and wearable edge to each collection. -ld ” (Selectism

 

August 17, 2011

Video | Paul Smith Men’s Collection Autumn/Winter 2011

by Accidental Bear

“A video presenting Paul Smith’s awesome winter styles, like the silver down jackets, raw edge shirts and zip lapel jackets. An AW11 collection inspired by the individual style and work of legendary avant-garde musicians such as Frank Zappa, with a focus on tailoring and strong, extreme variations on the shirts, knits and outerwear.” Via Por Vocacao.

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August 17, 2011

Her Hitler! The bizarre plot by British spies: Plan to Change Adolf Hitler’s Sex

by Accidental Bear

This is an interesting read but I am going to put the ‘plan to changes Adolf Hitler’s sex’ in the same category as the Sasquatch and the possibility that Elvis is still among the living. Mike Enders

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As wartime plots go, it stood as much chance of success as Captain Blackadder’s attempt to avoid battle by sticking two pencils up his nose, putting underpants on his head and claiming to be from the planet Wibble. With no end to the Second World War in sight, British spies came up with a plan to lace Adolf Hitler’s food with female sex hormones to curb his aggressive impulses. Agents planned to smuggle doses of oestrogen into his food to make him less aggressive and more like his docile younger sister Paula, who worked as a secretary. 

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August 17, 2011

Robert Mapplethorpe–Patti Smith Memoir to Become Film

by Accidental Bear

This should make us 50% excited and 50% perturbed. Let me explain. Smart, educated and worldly people should idolize Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith and will be excited to see more of them and learn some personal tid-bits of their lives. The 50% perturbed part of us, likes the mystery of not-knowing what an artists wears around the house or what they  look like when they crawl out of bed or fight with their maid. In the era of reality TV and  over exposure, some people do not want to be overexposed to Robert Mapplethorpe–Patti Smith. We like what we know about them just the way it is.

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Punk icon Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids, about her life with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, is being adapted into a motion picture screenplay, reports entertainment website Deadline

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August 17, 2011

Morning Warm-up Video: Gee しょうわ時代 (爺爺爺-昭和時代)

by Accidental Bear

Some mornings all we need is one video to get the motor running! S M A P 中 居 正 広 39歳のお誕生日おめでとう!

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