Posts tagged ‘Manhattan’

July 28, 2011

What Your Beard Says About You

by Accidental Bear

Sometimes my beard says, homeless hottie or I just ate a glazed doughnut. AB

Beards: Rugged? Trendy? Or Unreliable?

FOUR years ago, I grew the first full beard of my adult life on a whim. I was 41, and it was neither a fashion statement nor a midlife crisis, but it came at a fortuitous time: the style world just happened to be entering the Postmillennial He-Man Beard Epoch.

It was the dawn of an era, when dewy actors like Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal started showing up on red carpets sporting cheek-fringe that seemed to boast, “My cover-boy looks can shine even through this tangle”; when it became obligatory to show up at Brooklyn warehouse parties with the shaggy jowls of an 1890s beaver trapper; when the Unabomber chin mane became unexpectedly chic on fashion runways.

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April 8, 2011

Butch Baked Bonanza Boys; Butch Bakery NYC

by Accidental Bear

 

Heaven forbid, we don’t want a sissy cupcake, right? I don’t care if my cupcake is macho, mentally retarded, transsexual or a TYRANNOSAURUS. The only thing that matters is that it’s in my mouth.I thought pies were the new cupcake anyhow?

www.butchbakery.com

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The Macho (Cupcake) Man

A former real estate lawyer whips up pretty cupcakes—for dudes

By Ryan Bradley @ businessweek.com

David Arrick became Mr. Cupcake not out of a desire to bake or an affinity for frosting but “out of anger and frustration.” It was fall 2008, and he’d lost his job as a Manhattan real estate attorney, his home in New Jersey, and a huge portion of his savings. He’d also just turned 40. At this low moment Arrick walked by a certain venerable bakery—a familiar stop on Sex and the City bus tours—in his West Village neighborhood and saw a line of women around the block. “Freaking cupcakes,” he thought. “What if I made them manly?”

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March 21, 2011

All Eyes On Brett Gleason | Musician

by Accidental Bear

There is no extinguishing this fireball named Brett Gleason. He’s knocked me down with his good looks and picked me back up with his powerful voice and lyrics. It’s not often you hear of an artist being compared to Trent Reznor AND Tori Amos , but I totally get it. Brett runs with a creative posse in NYC with obvious influence in his music. Brett’s debut video for, ‘I Am Not’ was #1 on the LOGOs ‘The Click List‘ which was a baby step in preparation for the marathon of success he’s is about to embark on.

I am under the influence of Brett Gleason

photo by Thomas Evans

 

Brett Gleason’s first solo effort, ‘The Dissonance’ is a unique fusion of alternative rock and electronica, combining the dark electronic presence of Trent Reznor with the earnest, piano-based pop of Ben Folds. From Brooklyn by way of Long Island, Brett discovered a love for music at young age after an accident left him with a severe speech impediment, causing him to spend his free time alone with music and books. Later, he would attend the New School University in New York where he studied writing and music. In 2010, Gleason made his debut with the EP ”The Dissonance’, which he performed and recorded himself, debuting a video for the first single, ‘I Am Not’ at #1 on MTV Logo’s, ‘The Click List‘.’

http://www.brettgleason.com/bio/


CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN!