¡We can no longer be a bunch of empty minds living in critical times refusing to recognize real lies!

Wednesday 31 August 2011

I BLOG BECAUSE "THEY" AIN'T COMMENTING...



Should I have said to him, ‘‘NEVER ask a question when you know the answer is going to be the truth ?’ 

They tell me that silence is ALWAYS bad news.

They tell me that comments guarantee a blog; but does it guarantee self-esteem?


Tuesday 30 August 2011

TOP 10 REASON TO GO TO WORK NAKED...


I PERSONALLY DEDICATE THIS ENTRY TO ROGER A FRIEND, NATURIST/NUDIST, A HIV/AIDS PREVENTION EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR & FELLOW BLOGGER


Monday 29 August 2011

MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION: SUPER BASS


"Super Bass" is a song by Trinidadian recording artist and songwriter Nicki Minaj, from her debut album, Pink Friday. The song impacted radio as the album's seventh single on April 5, 2011 and was released on May 13, 2011. Written by Minaj, along with Daniel Johnson and Ester Dean, the song includes additional vocals from Dean. Production of the song was done by Kane. According to Minaj the song's lyrics tell the story of a boy that you have a crush on and are about wanting to get intimate but instead taking a playful approach. The song draws from the hip hopR&B genres while infusing elements of pop and Minaj's rap.


TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 4, EPISODE 8 - SPELLBOUND



This may be the only time I ever type this: I was ready for Eric to put clothes on in this episode. But before I validate my recent title change to EW's "supernatural sexpert," let's resolve last week's cliffhanger... Jessica died.

Just kidding! She didn't. Was anyone actually worried? Of course Jason would tackle her in the doorway and save her from fully frying in the sun. A bit crispy, she was about to feed on him when Antonia stopped chanting and Jessica realized that she was not only straddling Jason, she owed him her life. She thanked him with a kiss, and quickly apologized. He reached up and grabbed her, and they made out while Bill screamed her name thinking she was dead. Romantic.

Jason got to carry Jessica back downstairs to the cell like he was in An Officer and a Gentleman, which I doubt he's ever seen. Even for a teen vampire, that had to be fairly swoonworthy. She was upset seeing the guard she’d killed under the spell, but Bill assured her all guards know the risks of their job and his family would be well compensated. Bill knew they weren't safe until sunset so Jessica had to be silvered again, which Jason did while trying to get her to think of good things like hot summer days and barbecuing. Oops. He meant the moon, never gettin' cold, and Tru Blood. Mercifully, Bill told him they needed their rest and he and Jason agreed not to report the death of the guard (for Jessica's sake) or the injured watchman Jason had shot in the arm in the front yard (for Jason's sake).

Sunday 28 August 2011

THE EROTIC BIBLE?

The Bible is mad sexy in places: 
Stay clear of Leviticus; 
I suck instead on the sweet slivers found in Song of Solomon. 
Eroticism at its best!

GAYCATION




IN THE LIFE goes on “gaycation” with Sweet and Camp Oneida, two destinations where  wayfarers come together to have fun and commune with nature, while strengthening  the LGBT community.


In rural areas all over the United States there are campgrounds specifically for gay men and lesbians. Among them is Camp Oneida where a tight knit community of LBGT campers find a supportive space and lasting friendships.


“I think what most people are looking for is the basic need of acceptance. Basic acceptance for who they are, what they do, how the live their life,” Derek Sutherland, Manager, Camp Oneida.

Gaycation is now airing on public television stations across the country and is  available for free video streaming and downloadable podcasts from the In The Life Media website. To find out when it will air in your local area, to stream or download it, go to www.ITLMedia.org.


Saturday 27 August 2011

THE DAHL PRESENTS: PEC-TACULAR MEN ON PARADE














PEOPLE EVERYDAY





"People Everyday" is the first hit single for rap/hip-hop group Arrested Development. It was released in 1992, taken from their critically acclaimed album 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of....
It uses the chorus and basic structure of Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 hit "Everyday People," with new verses written by lead singer Speech. He also sings the lead, with additional lyrics sung by Dionne Farris, who is not an official member of the group.
The song was their first hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and becoming their biggest hit in the United Kingdom, reaching #2 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1992, being kept off the top spot by Boyz II Men's song End Of The Road.
In 2005, Kardinal Offishall released the single "Everyday (Rudebwoy)," which contains a sample of "People Everyday". In 2008, it was covered by Musiq Soulchild Featuring Estelle for the movie Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns.
The song has also been used on Australian TV for Australian Post commercials.

Friday 26 August 2011

OLDIE, BUT GOODIE: THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF GAY LIFE




As much as we may say that we want peace and quiet and a life without struggle, the truth is that human beings are currently thriving in a world of dualities and challenges. And this is ESPECIALLY true for GAY men; NOT only do we have to wade through the waters of society, but we have to find our footing within the GAY community. Within the community, we tend to gravitate toward others that are most like us, @ least in the ways that make us feel comfortable. Though there is NOTHING wrong with this, I feel that it is important we are of ONE accord yet living our lives together DIFFERENTLY. 

Hence these DIFFERENCES come into play when LIFE brings us into contact with other GAY men that challenge us with their DIFFERENCES. It may be an obvious DIFFERENCE reflected in their outward appearance OR an invisible but powerful idealistic stance. Within the GAY community there are those that confront us with their DIFFERENT ways of experiencing and expressing life. Our NATURAL reaction is to resist, but I feel it is better if we choose to learn from them AND appreciate that they too have a place in the KALEIDOSCOPE of life. When we choose to approach these so-call hurdles with a POSITIVE attitude, this can determine how we sail over them. This is the ONLY way to ensure that we learn AND grow, developing depth of our character AND the shades of our understanding. In a world of dualities, we have trouble defining ourselves without something opposite thus we can’t discover who we are. 

AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE PHYSICAL WORLD IN ALL OF ITS STARTLING CONTRAST & BEAUTY, WHY NOT START WITH DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE? IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO WALK WITH AWARENESS WHEN DEALING WITH EACH OTHER. IT IS SAD THAT WE DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO APPRECIATE EACH OTHER; WE JUST LIMIT OUR STEPS BY NOT EMBRACING THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. AS WE WALK, WE CONNECT WITH THE EARTH & HER PEOPLE. EACH STEP WE TAKE WILL LEAD US TO BECOMING MORE MINDFUL OURSELVES. WHEN WE BECOME MORE MINDFUL, WE GRADUALLY INCREASE OUR AWARENESS OF OUR GAY BROTHERS THAT MAKE UP THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF LIFE…

Thursday 25 August 2011

AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON




Today marks ten years since we were struck with the devastating news that one of music's most talented artists, Aaliyah, had died in a small plane crash in The Bahamas.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah (play /əˈlə/), was an American R&B recording artist, actress and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in DetroitMichigan. At an early age, she appeared on the television showStar Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R.Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.
Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million; it sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.
After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful deathlawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Since then, Aaliyah's music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah recorded several number one R&B hits and five top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles. She has been credited for helping redefine R&B and hip hop, earning her the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and 27th most successful R&B artist overall.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

¿IS ARROGANCE SEXY?


I found this entry on Sexy Muscle Guys and I thought I'd share it with you and get your say on the matter…

So, come on boys, is arrogance sexy? I know a few guys who are big and built like this guy, and they don’t have an attitude to go with it. But I also know (or have known) one or two who are real assholes and think that because they spend a lot of time working out that somehow makes them better than everyone else.


Tuesday 23 August 2011

THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE





THIS WAS E-MAIL TO SO NATURALLY I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT WITH YOU...

The universe is more fair than we might think, in that we get out of life what’s been put into it, even if that is not guaranteed. A ‘semblance’ of love is a love that soon goes down the toilet with only memories of yesteryear, and meaningless words of ‘fake assurance’ that love’s still there.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouth wash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement...

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust.

His wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now;
Someone Else Is To Blame; I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

SCHEDULING BLOG ENTRIES...

IS ANYONE HAVE ISSUES SCHEDULING BLOG ENTRIES?

Monday 22 August 2011

MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION: YOU & I


"Yoü and I" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga and will be released as the fourth single from her second studio albumBorn This Way(2011). Written by Gaga and co-produced with Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Yoü and I" is a rock and roll-influenced song that samples Queen's "We Will Rock You" (1977) and features electric guitar by Brian May. The song was debuted by Gaga in June 2010 during her performance at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball. Footage of the performance appeared on the Internet, and positive response encouraged her to incorporate the song into her setlist for The Monster Ball Tour. She subsequently performed the song on Today to a record crowd in July 2010, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show in May 2011.
"Yoü and I" was inspired by Gaga's relationship with former boyfriend Lüc Carl, and is a slow tempo song featuring instrumentation from electric guitars and piano, with Gaga and Lange providing background vocals. The song received positive critical appreciation, with reviewers listing it as one of the highlights from Born This Way. After the release of the parent album, "Yoü and I" charted in Canada, United Kingdom and the United States, due to digital downloads from the parent album. Season ten American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart performed "Yoü and I" in May 2011 prior to its release, earning positive reviews. Her studio recording was released to the iTunes Store as a single, and appeared on the compilation albumAmerican Idol Top 5 Season 10.
The accompanying music video for "Yoü and I" was released on August 16, 2011 and was shot by Gaga's long-time collaborator Laurieann Gibson inSpringfield, Nebraska. The video features Jo Calderone, Gaga's male alter ego, who is also featured on the single's cover, and Yuyi, her mermaid ego. The main concept behind the video was Gaga's journey to be with her beloved one, and was portrayed through an assortment of scenes displaying her in various avatars, including the previous two mentioned. After its release, the video was met with positive reception


"Yoü and I" was written by Lady Gaga and produced by Gaga and Robert John "Mutt" Lange,[2] and was one of the first songs previewed from the album. Gaga said that the song was written in New York, while she was busy playing her old piano. The singer had first played "Yoü and I" at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball in June 2010.[3] She said that the song was bit of a "rock-and-roll tune", predicting that it may not be released as a single from Born This Way, but that it will remain "very dear" to her heart.[3] Footage of the performance appeared on the Internet soon after, and positive response encouraged Lady Gaga to perform the song during the first concert of the North American leg of The Monster Ball Tour in Montreal.[4] Gaga told MSNBC's Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry that "'Yoü and I' was written about the most important person that I ever met."[5] Although Gaga did not confirm who that person is, People revealed it to be Lüc Carl, her former boyfriend she had made amends with. They clarified that "Yoü and I" talked about how they had got back together in their relationship.[6] She further explained how the relationship became the inspiration of "Yoü and I", to Don Sheffield of Rolling Stone, in their July 2010 issue:

I wouldn't have been as successful without him [Lüc Carl]. I've never really loved anyone like I loved him. Or like I love him. That relationship really shaped me. It made me into a fighter. After I broke up with him, I promised myself I would never love again and would make him rue the day he doubted me. But then I again moved back to him. [It was] love. But, you know, I don't really know much about love... I suppose if I knew everything about love, I wouldn't be good at making music, would I? I wrote this new song 'Yoü and I', it talks about us, me and him.[7]


It’s been a long time since I came around
It’s been along time but I’m back in town
But this time I’m not leaving without you

You taste like whiskey when you kiss me oooh
I’ll give up anything again to be your baby doll
Yeah this time I’m not leaving without you

You said sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch where we
Made love for the first time
And you said to me

There’s something, something about this place
Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
Something something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah something about
Baby you and I

Been two years since I let you go,
I could’ve listened to a joke for rock n roll
And muscle cars drove a truck right through my heart

You taste like whiskey when you kiss me oooh
I’ll give up anything again to be your baby doll
Yeah this time I’m not leaving without you

You said sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Sit back down on the couch where we
Made love for the first time and you said to me,

There’s something, something about this place
Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
Something something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah something about, baby you and I
You and I
You, you and I
You, you and I
You you and I
You and I
You you and I
You you and I

[piano solo]

You said sit back down where you belong
In the corner of my bar with your high heels on
Yeah you like the red ones
Sit back down on the couch where we Made love for the first time and you said to me,

There’s something, something about this place
Something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
Something something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah something about
Baby you and I

You and I
You and I
You you and I
You you and I
You and I

You you and I
You you and I
You you and I

Been along time since I came around
Its been along time but I’m back in town
And this time I’m not leaving without you



Lady Gaga You And I lyrics found on Direct Lyrics

TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 4, EPISODE 7 - COLD GREY LIGHT OF THE DAWN


The battle has begun. Say what you want about King Bill, but after he made the tough call to have vampires who remained in Louisiana silver themselves during daylight hours -- and brought Sookie chains to use on Eric when he could have easily let him burn in post-coital bliss -- I think he's worthy of the crown and Sookie's trust. I can tell I'm liking him more and more because his hair is bothering me less and less.
So Marnie used Luis to help her escape (RIP, Katy and Katy's iPad) and to deliver the message to Bill that Antonia Gavilán of Logroño had returned. It would have been smarter, of course, if she hadn't announced that so she could have caught the vampires of 2011 off-guard like she'd done in 1610. But I suppose she knew that Bill would figure it out once she'd gone missing. Plus, we, the True Blood recappers, needed to know that we should now refer to her as Antonia instead of Marnie. Message received. Luis delivered the news to Bill with an exchange of bullets. Wounded, they both crawled for the Big Stake, which, I'm sure would have a fun nickname á la Big Joe and Big Carl on Cougar Town if Real Eric were king. Luis made Bill stake him, but not before he told him that it was the Resurrection that Antonia was plotting. Cue Bill's meeting with his remaining sheriffs and the order to tell the vamps in their areas to get out of the state or silver themselves so their bodies would be too weak to succumb to Antonia's spell to rise and walk into the sun. At first, it seemed like a bit of a pussy move, but if they weren't going to be able to find Marnie before she formed a circle, it was brilliant. Truly.

Sunday 21 August 2011

{THE AGNOSTIC} ADVOCATE


That familiar cliché is often the response I receive after answering that seemingly simple yet complex question: “Do you believe in God?” The response, “I’m agnostic,” usually scares people off or moves the conversation to other points-of-entry, but every once in a while someone will prod a little further because they are legitimately interested or trying to figure out if I’m being serious.  The reason this question persists is because of the power of labels. You can gather a large amount of information about someone who is an atheist or a believer. And in a world where it’s all about how much information you can gather in the shortest amount of time, my stance on ‘God’ does not sit well with many.

Many make the assumptions that I am a cynic or a sinner, true or not, the ideas people have about me does not turn me on or off. I’m always interested in seeing how people react. Labels interest me GREATLY! So much so, that I wrote two other blog entries on this subject (more or less). As a homosexual, I know all too well how the language of stereotyping can be limiting, hurtful, and sometimes dangerous. You’re gay. To some, that also means you’re feminine. Or, it means you know how to dress well. In some cultures and religions, it extends beyond the insulting and carries into the inhumane. To be gay means to be sick or unholy.

I’m not claiming this as a ground-breaking observation. But what interests me is how we label when it comes to ‘God’ when we all are GODS! You don’t like being labeled as gay and having people assume you know the choreography to Run the World (Girls), do you? Well, I don’t. I believe we are many up of many different elements that no matter which side you fall on in the god debate, you can fit into a mold because NO one is 100% correct. Being agnostic, I get to unfold the both sides into something larger. So when I use the word ‘God’, am talking about the believer’s god or the non-believer’s universe? I think you know the answer to that question. So what do you believe?

Saturday 20 August 2011

THE DAHL HAUS PRESENTS: MR. MARCUS C











AALIYAH


Aaliyah (stylized as ΛΛLIYΛH) is the self-titled third and final studio album by American R&B singer Aaliyah, released by Blackground and Virgin Recordson July 17, 2001, in the United States. The album has sometimes been referred to as "The Red Album."[2] It was primarily produced by Keybeats, with additional production by TimbalandBud'da, Jeffrey "J-Dub" Walker and Static Major, with lyrics by Static Major and Missy ElliottAaliyah features soul,pop, and neo soul styles in its sound, as well as elements of funkhip hop and electronica.[3][4][5][6][7]
It was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, among other honors. In April 2001, Aaliyah spoke highly of the album saying, "It is my version of Control. Also selling 17 million albums worldwide."

Preparation for the album started in 1998, but with the filming of martial arts film Romeo Must Die (2000), Aaliyah postponed the recording of the album. AsTimbaland and Missy Elliott, both of whom were major contributors on previous album One in a Million, were having disagreements with Aaliyah's labelBlackground Records at the time and were unavailable to work on the project, Blackground owner Barry Hankerson, who envisioned another Bad Boy except-like label on the West Coast of the United States, consulted lesser known writers and producers signed to his publishing company, includingBud'da, Jeffrey "J-Dub" Walker, and Rapture, and E. Seats of Keybeats.[9] Stephen "Static Major" Garrett of the R&B trio Playa, who had penned the singer's previous hit singles "Are You That Somebody? and "Try Again," became involved in the project.[9]
Much of the album was completed in various studios throughout New York City, prior to Aaliyah's trip to Australia for the filming of Queen of the Damned(2002).[9] While recording sessions lasted more than a year, most of the tracks were complete by late 1999/early 2000, when the production team and songwriters had secured recording time at New York Sound King Studios to work on the album together.[9] In September 2000, Virgin Records flew the camp out to Australia, where it spent a month recording the majority of the album at the Sing Sing Studio in Melbourne with Aaliyah.[9] With three recording studios going simultaneously, producers J-Dub, Bud’da and Keybeats each worked in separate rooms.[9] During the sessions, Garrett and co-writer Digital Black would move from studio to studio to check each producers' progress.[9] At peak periods, they would work on 10 songs at the same time.[9] With filming ending in Australia in December 2000, production of the album went into full-force in America and Europe.

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