Posts tagged ‘Arts’

July 14, 2011

Cornucopia of New Bay Area Artworks: SF CA

by Accidental Bear


Bay Area Now 6,
 the triennial exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts devoted to regional artists who work across disciplines from performance to visual art, to film and video, brought Out There toYBCA last Friday night for the show’s opening event. The 18 Bay Area-based artists or artist collectives included were chosen by YBCA curators on the basis of studio visits, and commissioned to create works expressly for the exhibition. As is often the case in group shows, any attempt to generalize or draw conclusions about the state of the artscirca 2011 is doomed to fail. But many of the works on display do demonstrate these artists’ confidence and willingness to experiment, as shown by their art practices and products.

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July 11, 2011

Feeding the Gays: Male Model Kiel Mannix for Dinner

by Accidental Bear
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July 6, 2011

Marianne Faithfull’s ‘Horses and High Heels’: New Album

by Accidental Bear

Oh lord, I want to lather on Marianne Faithfull‘s new album ‘Horses and High Heels’ on my skin like a coating of protection. This album is as strong as all her previous work and she keeps true to herself and herFaithfull dark, honest and somewhat haunting vibe. She growls through the album, exposes personal hurdles of her most recent years with songs like ‘Why Did we Have to Part.’ She confesses in a recent interview on French TV  “that she likes the absurd” and went on to perform ‘Why Did we Have to Part’  from her new album ‘Horses and High Heels’ live with her band. L.A.

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June 28, 2011

The Quentin Tarantino Toe-Sucking Sex Email That Will Haunt Your Dreams

by Accidental Bear

I mean, I like to chew on my own toe nails while I watch Jeopardy and eat my TV dinner. Don’t you? Whether this story is fact or fiction I don’t care. Quentin races through my blood and tickles all my sensations no matter what he does. His Jay Leno skin doesn’t even bother me. If this alleged toe sucking fetish is true Quentin, I love you all the more because you are no a cookie cutter. AB

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June 28, 2011

Non-intelectual Summer Reading ‘Wrestling the Hulk’ : No Brain Required

by Accidental Bear

As a young man I was obsessed with Hulk Hogan for a selected period of my youth. Growing up in a litter of 4 brothers our bedrooms were often turned into WWF platforms. I even cuddled my 12″ tall Hulk Hogan-strechy doll to sleep at night. Little did I know at that moment he was my daddy figure. Some of us, with Hogan always on our radar were slightly embarrassed when we saw his family public shame produced in form of a reality show. We were also shocked to see his family life come tumbling down and hit rock bottom. His ex-wife  Linda Hogan picks up the pieces and moves on with her life and is trying to make some money in a tell all book. I am embarrassed to say that I am intrigued. This will be one of my guilty pleasures of the summer.

June 27, 2011

Inside Out at WWA Gallery; I Art You

by Accidental Bear

Jim Darling Tank 540x522 Inside Out at WWA Gallery

Via Curatedmag.com

Seen above, Jim Darling’s Tank installation makes up a small portion of Inside Out, an exhibition featuring new work by Jim and his partner Tina. Together, the artists explore the idea of home and the various places people choose to live. Jim focuses on semi-sculptural work, while Tina excels at delicate water color and ink works. Both peer into the lives of others… but in a way that is neither invasive or off-putting. Their show remains on view through July 23, 2011.

WWA gallery
9517 Culver Blvd
Culver City,  CA 90232

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June 23, 2011

Artists Thomas Hooper and Chris O’Donnell Collaborate on full back tattoo. Session one

by Accidental Bear

Artists Thomas Hooper and Chris O’Donnell collaborate on full back tattoo. Session one. Music: This Will Destroy You.

Now I have a tattoo itch I need scratched, BAD.

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.”

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June 12, 2011

Gay Beardy David Norris Has Eyes Set as Ireland’s First Gay President

by Accidental Bear

James Joyce railed against family, religion and nationalism as the nets that Ireland casts around its artists and free-thinkers. As the annual celebration of his greatest work, Ulysses, begins those same traditional values have come back to haunt the leading Irish authority on the country’s most famous novelist.

While senator David Norris prepares for the annual Bloomsday festivities – when thousands dress up in Edwardian attire and follow the same mock-epic journey Joyce sent his novel’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, on – he knows he is also fighting for his political survival.

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June 11, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Dirty Hair Ball

by Accidental Bear

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June 11, 2011

A. Bear Readers Meet Two Jasperjohns, Two Jasperjohns Meet A. Bear Readers

by Accidental Bear

I will be talking with these two delightful, white pants wearing, bear talk lovin’, intellectual buckets of love juice soon for a full interview, so hold your breath because your cerebral cortex will be overly stimulated. Thanks and you’re welcome. Check these guys out on Tumblr in the mean time.

ABOUT:

Hello friends! I’m a newborn TV show about two quirky brothers trying to quirk their way out of… I don’t know what I’m saying. It’s not my job to keep track of what this show is about, or who is in it or whether CAA has called today because not only have they haven’t but again it’s not my job to know any of this. I’M NOT A MARKETING DEPARTMENT! I’m just a TV show.

But I would love it if you could email me at twojasperjohns@gmail.com

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June 10, 2011

Madonna Vs Britney “Burning Up”

by Accidental Bear

One of the many ways to be a bad gay is not being a fan of Madonna’s music. I fall into this category. I enjoy Madonna’s song from 1985 and before. I just caught wind of a cover (gulp) Britney Spears did a cover of Madonna’s “Burning Up.” What are the thoughts in your head? Here are the two versions side by side. I hope I get some gay points back by admitting to having a favorite Madonna song, “Burning Up.”

 

June 9, 2011

Andrew Lippa records “It Gets Better” The Song

by Accidental Bear

Broadway composer Andrew Lippa and head of the musical theatre program Kaitlin Hopkins take Texas State University musical theatre students into the studio. While serving as the musical theatre program’s first Composer in Residence, Andrew and the students recorded “It Gets Better” to aide the efforts of the national anti-cyberbullying campaign. Andrew’s incredibly inspiring song matched with outstanding student talent has produced a rare and beautiful gem! Enjoy!

June 9, 2011

“White Pants”: Two Jasper Johns; Bear love, Forever Love |Hilarious Video

by Accidental Bear

Hello friends! I’m a newborn TV show about two quirky brothers trying to quirk their way out of… I don’t know what I’m saying. It’s not my job to keep track of what this show is about, or who is in it or whether CAA has called today because not only have they haven’t but again it’s not my job to know any of this. I’M NOT A MARKETING DEPARTMENT! I’m just a TV show.

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June 6, 2011

For the love of Ewan McGregor: New Autobiographical Comedy, “Beginners”

by Accidental Bear

For the love of Ewan McGregor. I would cut off my left pink for this man (I don’t use it much anyhow).

 

One of the things that impressed filmmaker Mike Mills most when he directed Ewan McGregor in his new autobiographical comedy, “Beginners,” was that the actor “has an open heart. It’s hard to find in a straight guy, like an emotionally available, emotionally vulnerable, emotionally willing to be vulnerable straight guy. It’s really hard,” he said last year during the Toronto International Film Festival.

“When I watch the movie, I kind of fall in love with Ewan.”

http://focusfeatures.com/beginners

 

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/03/PK5F1JL24O.DTL#ixzz1OWb8AbnR