Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday Motivation

Weight For It...I've Lost 50 lbs!
Michael Shinafelt
Happy Monday! Today I choose myself, "Yes" I am my own Monday Motivation. This weekend I attended a photo exhibit that I was in. By in, I mean a there was a photo of me nude at 180 lbs. 

I chose to do this because I had ballooned to a whooping 213 lbs whilst I am only 5'7".  I was proud that I had gotten back to the 180 I was, yet I still knew there was further to go. 

Sometimes life deals you a different hand than others. I have been quite candid on here about my 3 years of clinical depression & anxiety issues, and a life that could have been lived differently had said issues that affected me been recognized earlier. 

This post is because I am proud! Proud of the person I have become, proud of the fact that I took myself off the anti-depressant I was on and have taken back my life.

Oh and let us never forget - toxic individuals beware, you have been, and will be dismissed. 

This is a journey. While everyday is a challenge, it is worth all the effort! I wish you all the strength to make that effort. Trust me it's a tough nut to crack, one of which I have firsthand knowledge. 

My weight loss was recently chronicled on Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things via a series of nude photos. 

Yep, you get me at 180, in my 170's and at 163 for that 50 lb total loss I bragged about  - I'm  planning on losing some more, but for now... This is my journey - what's yours? Know you are not alone, there are so many who are going through whatever you are, reach out. It's the best, not to mention nicest thing you can do for yourself : )

Click on the NSFW link of my journey below, if you like. As stated in my post I am 100% nude and I feel mighty real. Monday Motivation indeed!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2018/07/avant-apres.html  

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Schwing!

It Takes Three
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Daryl Hannah, Peter Gallagher & Valerie Quennessen
With Summer winding down I got to thinking about all the things I love about this time of year and one of them is of course guys in little to no clothing. I also flashed on one of my many actor crushes  from days of yore, actor Peter Gallagher who starred in one of my favorite movies about the season Summer Lovers.

Summer Lovers is a tale that goes like this:

"A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands."

Ahem, get why I like it now? Of course you do...!!!

The film co-starred Daryl Hannah as Gallagher's girlfriend and Valerie Quennessen as the third party.

Oh, one more thing, Peter who turns 63 today - Happy Birthday Mr! Also got naked in this triangle of love story. Front & back, and of course I got you the un-coverage via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things. You know I would not deny my minions, ever.

Now the time has come to Schwing, Schwing it good, join me won't you by clicking on the link below...

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2008/08/favorite-blast-from-past-for-august.html

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sweet Release - Amethyst Journey

Release
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Jeremy & Alaska
Photo: Magnus Hastings
And the sky was made of amethyst...

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT PREMIERE’S DEBUT SINGLE & VIDEO “ALIENS”

WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES RUN THRU 2018
  World Famous drag star Alaska Thunderf*ck’s new musical group Alaska and Jeremy have officially released their debut album Amethyst Journey today via PEG Records, the LGBT-focused label of Producer Entertainment Group (PEG).  Alaska and Jeremy is the collaboration with her long-time musical partner Jeremy (Mikush).

Amethyst Journey is available via all digital retailers as well as Alaska and Jeremy’s website:  alaskaandjeremy.com

Amethyst Journey was meticulously crafted and molded with love and patience alongside producer Markaholic.  Jeremy and Ihave been making music together for over 9 years. After taking a retreat into the woods of the Russian River Valley to write, reflect, and commune with nature and one another, Amethyst Journey was born.  

The album is a collection of songs that are a combination of our outlook and inspirations-- a response to current issues and the state of our planet.  We believe the LGBTIA+ community has a unique position to bridge collective misunderstandings and create positive change for humanity.  

All of the songs were recorded in downtown Los Angeles with producer Markaholic.  We worked together along with Mark to craft and mold each track with love and patience.” said Alaska. 

Entertainment Tonight premiered the first single & video, “Aliens” https://www.etonline.com/rupauls-drag-race-star-alaska-debuts-surreal-new-aliens-music-video-108110 today.  “Aliens,” the album’s overture, is a folk music-based lullaby written for the people of Earth that asks the questions: What is the future we want?  Does the idea of extraterrestrial visitors come from a Savior complex... or an Armageddon complex?
North To Alaska
Alaska
Photo: Magnus Hastings
Amethyst Journey: Track by Track commentary:
Aliens

The album's overture, "Aliens" is a folk music-based lullaby written for the people of Earth that asks the questions: What is the future we want?  Does the idea of extraterrestrial visitors come from a Savior complex... or an Armageddon complex?  

Truth in the Light

This song was originally released by Jeremy on his solo album, Somewhere In Between, and we re-recorded it together.  It's a song that addresses what happens when relationships grow and mutate.  Can we grow distant, yet still maintain some kind of heart connection?  

So Far Gone

Being on the road and being away from our family and our loved ones is one of the most challenging parts of our work as artists.  The pain and release from those feelings of distance and longing and isolation is the inspiration for this song.  

The Wind

This song is a pagan prayer and is an invocation that calls forth the four elements-- Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. 

Son of a Mother

We all possess an X chromosome. What binds us all is that every one of us has a Mother.  This song worships the Divine Feminine, and cautions those who abuse or disrespect her power.

The End of the World

In our current climate of instant gratification, humanity needs perspective on large-scale change.  We've created a heavy metal theme song for the Apocalypse, drawing upon ancient perspectives on cosmic cycles. It leaves the door open and asks the questions:  Is this truly end of the world...  Does it have to be?

Ascension

Originally inspired by the visual experience of being elevated and beamed up by an extraterrestrial space ship, "Ascension" evolved to become a sonic exploration of the ups and downs of the evolution of consciousness and spiritual transformation--it's a cosmic download!

At the End of the Day

The sister song to Alaska's "It Is What It Is," also from Jeremy's Somewhere in Between, it can be simultaneously played with "It Is What It Is" to create a symphonic experience influenced by Renaissance choral music and contemporary a cappella artists.


In addition, Alaska will continue touring throughout the world for the remainder of the year.  Tour Dates

Aug 18 2018 – London, UK - DragWorld
Aug 19 2018 – London, UK - DragWorld
Aug 22 2018 – Nottingham, UK - Glee Club
Aug 23 2018 – Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
Aug 24 2018 – Brighton, UK - Revenge
Aug 25 2018 – Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
Aug 27 2018 – Essex, UK - CTZN
Sep 06 2018 – Phoenix, AZ - Charlies
Sep 07 2018 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Manor
Sep 08 2018 – Brooklyn, NY - Bushwig
Sep 09 2018 – San Francisco, CA - Beaux
Sep 14 2018 – Ann Arbor, MI - Necto
Sep 15 2018 – Champaign, IL - 51 Main
Sep 20 2018 – Canberra, Australia - Canberra Theatre
Sep 21 2018 – Sydney, Australia - Max Watts
Sep 22 2018 – Melbourne, Australia - Chasers
Sep 25 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand - Bruce Mason Centre
Sep 27 2018 – Brisbane, Australia - Family
Sep 28 2018 – Adelaide, Australia - Mary's Poppin
Sep 29 2018 – Perth, Australia - Connections
Oct 02 2018 – Singapore, Singapore - Shrine Auditorium
Oct 04 2018 – Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
Oct 05 2018 – Louisville, KY - Play
Oct 13 2018 – Atlanta, GA - The Deep End
Oct 14 2018 – Bogota, Colombia - Sutton Club
Oct 20 2018 – Las Vegas, NV - Charlies
Oct 23 2018 – Newcastle, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 24 2018 – Birmingham, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 25 2018 – London, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 28 2018 – Manchester, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 29 2018 – Glasgow, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 30 2018 – Dublin, Ireland - "Heels of Hell!"
Nov 02 2018 – Melbourne, Australia - Chasers
Nov 03 2018 – Sydney, Australia - The Roundhouse
Nov 04 2018 – Brisbane, Australia - Eight

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hello Young Lovers

PDA All The Way
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Cara Delevingne & Ashley Benson
Once in a while something catches this jaded guy by complete surprise. Sometimes that surprise is not too great, others are whatever and in the case of this one it's spectacular!

While I am not one to gossip, I have to say the news that Pretty Little Liars Ashley Benson and model Cara Delevingne are dating was something I never saw coming. Ashley has always remained low key about her personal life and never did I ever have any clue she was into women. Delevingne likewise on the personal life front, however I know less about her as by now you all know what a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars I am.

Honestly this is a couple I never knew I needed to happen until they did. I love them together!

They outed themselves as s duo when they were spotted packing on the PDA in a London airport. Awwwwwwww...young love, I remember that, sort of.

Ashley I have one request. I follow you on Instagram (duh) please post many pics of you and Cara, pretty please, with sugar on top.

Thanks grrrrrrrrl!

Ashley on IG
https://www.instagram.com/ashleybenson/   

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Michael's Musings

Make a Pass at Me
Michael Shinafelt

"Trades her soul as skin and bones, Sells the only thing she owns, Woman in Chains" - Woman in Chains, Tears For Fears

While I am not a woman, nor am I in chains - this classic Tears For Fears song has been playing on loop in my head of late. Why??? I dunno - Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone...speaking of which...


The first rule of Michael Shinafelt Club? Don't interrupt me while I'm boxing 

Emma Stone Talks - winner of weirdest byline of the week 

Have you ever heard Aretha Franklin sing opera? YouTube it minions, it's amaze balls!

Morphing, it's a thing

DeAundra Peek, Peeks at whom you may ask? Find out by clicking on the link below -
https://creativespaceforlease.wordpress.com/deaundra-peek-saturday-august-18-at-8pm/

Let's get naked!

"Trump’s fight with Turkey better not fuck up my Thanksgiving dinner" - Comedian, Tony Tripoli 

Pretty In Pink


F#ck She's 60!
Madonna
Never thought I'd live long enough to state this - Happy 60th Birthday Madonna!

The Big Picture 

Since I'm no longer a Bear...


I bequeath your ass

There was a boy, a very special boy - note the operative word is was

When all else fails, F#ck it!

Bend over and pick up the soap for me at:
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/
s://twitter.com/MShinafelt  


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Into The Woods
Tristan Woods

thirst
TH…ôrst/
noun
  1. 1.

    a feeling of needing or wanting to drink something.
    "they quenched their thirst with spring water"

    synonyms:thirstiness, dryness
    dehydration
    "I need a drink—I'm dying of thirst"

    Well I don't know if this qualifies by proper definition of the word thirst, but  I'm feeling mighty dehydrated and know what I want to drink.

    "Yes" I want a swig off of the fountain of Tristan Woods - who is brought to you by Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things

    This is one hot model who brings a "Hump" and a "Chill" to my nether regions.

    My only criticism? While Tristan is a manly guy, I kind of wished his manhood was a little more...but what a man, what a man, what a man!

    You will see what I mean when you click on the Full Monty link below. Tristan is quite excited to make your acquaintance, if you get my drift.

    So, what are you waiting for an invitation?! There, I just gave you one. Get it, and get it now!!!

     Hump Day & Chill by clicking the NSFW link below -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Photo Bomb!

How Many Tongues Do I Give???
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Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, BusyPhilipps
With all the strife in the world there is one bomb that is a fun kind, "Yes" minions it's photo bomb time!

Today's fun loving bomb comes courtesy of Busy Philipps, ya know Michelle Williams BFF. Along with her caption: “World’s greatest/most beautiful photo bomber" - that would be a reference to one Ms. Salma Hayek.

This was of course at the Oscars, naturally.

Why this photo bomb, why not another? Because this one made me smile it was so damned fun! Hey who doesn't like beautiful women acting silly?

I ask you? Really I am asking you. Please gimme an answer. I'm waiting...

Michelle on IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931329/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Salma on IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000161/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Busy on IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005311/?ref_=nv_sr_1