Posts tagged ‘Duran Duran’

April 25, 2011

Monday Fuel: Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday

by Accidental Bear

March 25, 2011

Duran Duran and David Lynch had a Baby (video)

by Accidental Bear

Simon Lebon, I forgot all about you. You once covered my bedroom walls, placed between Cyndi Lauper and the Thompson Twins. You look and sound fab old friend. Nice to have you back with the living. I have high expectations of you.


Duran Duran performing the song “The Man Who Stole A Leopard” featuring Kelis. From the album All You Need Is Now in Los Angeles, March 23, 2011.

Directed by David Lynch. Part of UNSTAGED – an original music series from American Express in partnership with VEVO and YouTube.

January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne Dies

by Accidental Bear

Taped to walls as a queer kid were the typical BOP Magazine pin-ups , Duran Duran, Corey Hart, Cyndi Lauper and so on. I also had a fitness section with photos of body builders (now we know I just had then to stare at their man lumps in their banana hammocks). I distinctly remember  a poster I had of Jack LaLanne. Maybe this was my attempt to display some normalcy amongst my ” sissy room”. I’d lie in bed and stare at Jacks poster for hours admiring the strength. Between me and you I would also pose in the mirror in all sorts of contorted poses I saw in body building magazines. I grew up in a jock house hold, so it was covered in sports magazine. These also came very handy when puberty hit ( wink wink). So, to you Jack LaLanne, your impact on lives spread much deeper than you could ever imagine. Thank you from my queer youth of the 80s.

Fitness Legend Jack LaLanne Dies

Jack Lalanne, Who Helped America Get in Shape for Over 80 Years, Dies at 96


Fitness legend Jack LaLanne, who spent nearly 80 years helping Americans get in shape, died Sunday at the age of 96. He was a workout pioneer and cultural icon whose brawny physique and enthusiasm set the bar high for so many television diet-gurus who followed his lead.


LaLanne’s agent Rick Hersh told the Associated Press that he died Sunday at his Morro Bay home from respiratory failure caused by pneumonia.

Elaine LaLanne, who often appeared on television with her husband, said in a statement that “I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for.”

He was best known for his fitness show “The Jack LaLanne Show” which started in 1951 as a local program on San Francisco’s ABC Television station and then went nationwide in 1959. He debuted exercises that just required a chair and towel—no special equipment. LaLanne greeted his audiences in their living rooms with his trademark uniform, a shiny jumpsuit, on ABC for over 20 years.

“I tell the truth, I practice what I preach. I’m helping people to a better life,” LaLanne said.

He launched his first fitness club in Oakland, Calif. in 1936. This club included weight training for women and athletes, notions which were revolutionary because of the belief that weight training made an athlete slow and “muscle bound” and made a woman look masculine. LaLanne also invented many of the machines we still use today.

Upon hearing of the legend’s death Sunday, Richard Simmons gave LaLanne full credit for inspiring his work.

“He could get a crowd going and when we traveled together he was just so much fun to be with him and we had a lot of laughter together,” Simmons said.


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