Thursday, January 18, 2018

Michael's Musings

Voices Carry
Michael Shinafelt
"I try so hard not to get upset, Because I know all the trouble I'll get" Till Tuesday, "Voices Carry"

Abuse is a hot button issue, as it should be. With it all over the place of late it brought to mind the great 80's hit song "Voices Carry" which addresses that very subject matter.

I say have a voice and let that shit carry, i know that's what I am doing! 

There's a new acronym in town W.I.A.D. - ask Shani Bayne about it.

Sometimes you just have to say, whatever the _____ you please!

Yoga is the key to anal sex

Once upon a time, there was a chocolate sundae and they called it...

WTF with the limp noodle song Havana by Camila Cabello?!

Kesha's Praying (which I love) is brilliant 

Please powers that be, let there be unicorns

Wasn't Brooke Shields terrific in her story arc on Law & Order: SVU?

Today is Tubby Custard Thursday!

Politics? My ass is too tired to go there

Double Oink!

Name something unusual you like getting naked for

I'm so feeling Teddi Mellencamp on RHOBH. She's simply the best!

"If you've had enough, don't put up with his stuff, don't you do it, If you've had your fill, get the check pay the bill, you can do it" - Enough Is Enough, Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

If you've had enough you know where to fine me at:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Snow Bunny
Oliver Hudson
Today's Hump Day & Chill is quite literal. With all of the snow falling around the country why not get naked and go for a run in it?

Well, Oliver Hudson did just that, thus we have something to be thankful for on this January 17, 2018. While, there is no frontal flashing, Hudson does have quite the delectable derriere, now there's a tongue twister (and an entendre, think about it, but not too much.)

Of course I unearthed this footage via a whimsical piece about a snow day written by Tye Briggs on Favorite Hunks & Other Things. Tye really finds some great things on the WWW that elude me, thus I visit his corner of the web everyday so I never miss a thing.

Hey Oliver, I hope Jack Frost didn't nip at your...

Check out the snow day un-coverage at the link below:  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Belles of the Ball
Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Hallle Berry & Kerry Washington

Don't think I don't know where your mind went when you read the you can see there is a photo of a threesome, but not in the way you were thinking out of the gate.

This threesome looks like they are camera ready for a reboot of Charlie's Angels. Hey, that actually isn't a bad idea if I do say so myself. I did just say so myself, moving on...

Here are Jurnee-Smollet Bell, Halle Berry & Kerry Washington attending the NAACP Image Awards.

Wouldn't you have like to been a fly on the wall for what was said when the three exchanged sound bites? I know I would have, perhaps they will all end up appearing in a project together, or simply meet for lunch on a sunny afternoon or ________ fill in your own blank, because filling in blanks is fun!

Mic Drop.

Find out more about the NAACP Image Awards at:  

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Motivation

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Yoga I Go!
Lisa Rinna
Whilst waking this ayem and catching a wave on the WWW to what did my half awake eyes did appear? None other than Lisa Rinna of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sporting the most awesome cheetah print leggings on the way to yoga.

Coincidence? I think not, since this morning on I going to my first yoga class of the new year.

How much more motivation do you need than Lisa Rinna seen engaging in the same activity I ask you??? The woman is 54 and has a body that women in their twenties covet.

"Yes" I understand I am a guy and will never have a body like Lisa's for obvious reasons. That being stated Rinna is more like a poster child to motivate me to not forgo my yoga class for some limp excuse that I could manifest at the last minute. Got it? 

Monday Motivation indeed!

Lisa on Instagram:   

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tennis Anyone???


Triumphant All-Star ‘Graceland’ Tribute Shows
with Bakithi Kumalo to be Followed by Monthlong
Tour of Colombia Before U.S. Tour Begins

“[Ryan Tennis] gets straight to the heart of the music.”
- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band have a community vibe, riffing full-tilt on a rootsy chord progressions with vocal harmonies, trumpet and bongo percussion."
- 88.5 XPN The Key

Having wrapped a pair of knockout All-Star Graceland tribute shows here and in Washington DC, and a triumphant six-week tour of Europe, global music sensation RYAN TENNIS celebrates the release TODAY of his brand-new studio EP, Two Days on the Fence.

Next week, Tennis heads to South America in for a month-long tour of Colombia. He returns to the U.S. in February to launch an East Coast tour, which includes an appearance at Folk Alliance International.

Co-produced by Tennis and Tom Spiker (Calvin Weston, Sun Ra Arkesta, G. Love) and recorded at the expansive Rittenhouse Soundworks studio in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Two Days on the Fence sees Tennis and his virtuosic band

Joseph Keim(drums), 
Shaun Hennessey (percussion), Brahm Genzlinger (bass), Maxfield Gast (sax), Nate Graham (keyboards), and Christopher Farrell (guitar) ― locking in with telepathic precision on five luminous new cuts that draw heavily on sounds and rhythms Tennis absorbed during his extensive travels throughout South America and his performances with legendary South African musicians Bakithi Kumalo and Morris Goldberg, both of whom performed on Paul Simon’s historic Graceland album. 

“I wanted to explore more powerful rhythms than you get with the usual acoustic singer-songwriter thing,” Tennis explains. “My band can play a lot of incredible grooves, so I know I can throw anything at them and they’ll turn it into genius stuff that makes people move. I’m flat-out amazed at what they did on the new EP.”

Over the years, Tennis has been compared to artists such as Paul SimonBen Harper and Bill Withers. The songs on Two Days on the Fence range from soul-enriching ballads to exuberant, body-moving groovers, and they see the inveterately creative singer-songwriter spreading the waters of his influences (“a lot of folk, soul and Afro-Caribbean sounds”) while micro-targeting his lyrics to soothe today’s information-overloaded society.

“I wrote these songs with the intention of giving people hope and positivity in their lives,” Tennis says. “In general, we’re inundated with negativity – from the news to Facebook, it’s so easy to get bogged down. I’m not one to write protest songs, but in a way I did that by writing songs to make people feel good. There’s a lot of power in that message, the audacity it takes to feel joyful in tough times.”

The upcoming live music video for the title track of Two Days on the Fence was filmed in Paris during Tennis’ most recent European tour. Having won over audiences in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Colombia and Argentina, he’s looking forward to expanding his global reach in 2018.

Earlier this month, he sold out a pair of all-star Graceland 30th Anniversary shows (featuring original “Graceland” bassist Bakithi Kumalo) in Washington, D.C.) and Philadelphia.

“When you come to one of my shows, you’re going to get an explosion of funky soul music mixed with Afro-Caribbean beats and textures,” Tennis enthuses. Everybody in the band sings backing vocals, so it’s a loud and joyous sound. It’s a welcoming environment, so come on and shake off your troubles. We’ll have you moving in no time!”

Two Days on the Fence is out on iTunes and Spotify.

Sat., Feb. 17: Folk Alliance International, Kansas City, MO
Wed. Feb. 21: Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
Sat. Feb. 24: Club Passim, Boston, MA

More Dates to Come …

Ryan Tennis on the Web

Saturday, January 13, 2018

See Her, Gal Gadot

See Her
Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot recently accepted the #SeeHer Award at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards

What's the #SeeHer Award you might ask? I'm glad you did because I honestly am not familiar with it either so let's find out together, shall we?

The See Her Award is:

A special trophy that aims to recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape.

Obviously there is no one more deserving of such an honor than Wonder Woman herself.

You go Gal!

Gal on Instagram:  

Friday, January 12, 2018

Girls Seldom Make Passes At...

Are Those Foster Grant's?
Jon Hamm
"Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses" - Dorothy Parker 

Taking on this old adage today and giving it a feminist bent "Girls seldom make passes at men who wear glasses" Well lucky for the guys that wear them I am not a girl, I am a guy who indeed makes passes at men who wear glasses, so there!

Especially if that guy happens to be the delectable Jon Hamm seen here hitting the podium in Los Angeles

Jon is one man who knows how to make a suit sizzle and well, makes glasses oh so do-able. Seriously just when you thought this man couldn't get any more manly and sexier he puts on a pair of glasses and now there is a hole in my pants.

On that note T.G.I.F

Jon on IMDB: