Friday, November 30, 2018

k.d. lang: 25 Years Of "Ingenue"

Constant Craving
k.d. Lang
Estelle Massry

I remember when this came out. "Yes" I bought it...

Premieres Nationwide Friday, December 14 on PBS

Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs complete "Ingénue" album in honor of its 25th anniversary at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio

Ingenue Redux: Live from The Majestic Theatre
Coming to DVDBlu-ray, and Digital Formats via MVD on December 14th

Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang performs a 25th anniversary concert celebrating her critically acclaimed 1992 album "Ingénue" from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas, in k.d. lang - Landmarks Live in Concert - A Great Performances Special, premiering nationwide Friday, December 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

Lush and subtle, "Ingénue" allowed lang and co-writer-producer Ben Mink to explore jazz, cabaret and Tin Pan Alley songwriting, resulting in some of her greatest compositions. This
Landmarks Live in Concert special features an uninterrupted performance of the complete "Ingénue"album, including lang's GRAMMY
® Award-winning hit "Constant Craving," "Save Me," "Wash Me Clean," "Season of Hollow Soul" and "Miss Chatelaine." The concert also includes the beloved Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" and a previously unreleased song by lang and Joe Pisapia, "Sleeping Alone." The special also features an interview with lang by James Reed, an entertainment editor at Los Angeles Times.

Twenty-six years ago, k.d. lang was embraced by the music world, its elders (including collaborators such as Tony Bennett and Roy Orbison) and audiences all over the globe for her powerfully emotional voice and often quirky take on country music.

"'Ingénue' was a change in vernacular and vocabulary in that it was personal-finding some romantic space," said k.d. lang. "It was time. It was me. I had gotten to a time and point where I wanted to be me."

"Working with k.d. to create such a personal and special piece is one of the highlights of my career," said Landmarks Live in Concert director and executive producer Daniel E Catullo III. "This show is special in so many ways and I was honored to be able to work with k.d. to translate this show onto TV."
Song List:
"Save Me"
"The Mind of Love"
"Miss Chatelaine"
"Wash Me Clean"
"So It Shall Be"
"Still Thrives This Love"
"Season of Hollow Soul" (full video below)
"Outside Myself"
"Tears of Love's Recall"
"Constant Craving"
"Sleeping Alone"

The concert will be available to stream the following day via PBS Passport (contact your local PBS station for details) at and PBS apps.PBS Passport is a special benefit for PBS supporters to access an on-demand library of over 1,000 hours of quality public television programming. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online programming. Contact your local PBS station for details on PBS Passport.

The concert DVD and Blu-ray also will be available December 14 via MVD Entertainment Group. k.d. lang's "Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition" was released by Nonesuch Records last year in celebration of the double platinum-selling, GRAMMY Award-winning album's silver anniversary. The two-disc set includes remastered versions of the album's original 10 tracks as well as eight previously unreleased performances from lang's 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City's famed Ed Sullivan Theater.

InCreated by documentary and live event producer/director Daniel E Catullo III, Landmarks Live in Concert features a lineup of global music superstars performing at landmark locations of either historical or personal significance around the world. Past episodes featured Alicia Keys at multiple locations around New York City, Brad Paisley at West Virginia University, Andrea Bocelli live at Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, Foo Fighters at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and with the Black Eyed Peas and friends at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Landmarks Live in Concert is a production of City Drive FilmsDaniel E Catullo III, CEO of City Drive Films is creator, director and executive producer. The series is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment. Its CEO, industry veteran Robert Friedman also serves as executive producer. For Great Performances, Bill O'Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge for WNET.

Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America's most prolific and respected public media providers. Throughout its more than 40-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America's most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming.

Major funding for Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and The Abra Prentice Foundation.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Michael's Musings

Sinner Man
Michael Shinafelt
"I give in to sin, Because you have to make this life livable" - Strange Love, Depeche Mode 

'Tis the season to be jolly...why is it merely the season? Be jolly all year round. It's more like 'tis the season to pretend we are this unattainable ideal of individuals that really have nothing to do with the reality of the human condition

Hey I'm all for being kind, but this time of year we are held to expectations that not even Helen of Troy could attain. I don't know about all of you, but I'm feeling dirty....All that matters is you give them an angle.

"Friend: I don't know how to cook, my Mother didn't teach me
Me: I'm sure she didn't teach you on how to suck d!ck either"

Judge Marilyn Milian is the rational Judge Judy

BTW I take super hot showers to practice burning in Hell

Once upon a time, there was a _____ you've got this

Stop spreading your legs Peppermint Patty

I dub thee Bubbles

Be your own Secret Santa with Ambien & Amazon 

If she kicks your ass that means she ate the hog

Kissing Strangers...dribble, dribble, plop, plop - pay it forward
You'd Better Werk!
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus 

The way I have chosen to live my life, my life goes against some people's views of things

Coat the throat

I guess that's why they call it the blues (balls) 

Thanks C#nts!

It's a hard ride, join me won't you at:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Oh Archie, You're So Fine!
KJ Apa
When I was a kid I used to devour Archie Comic Books. Little in my pre-pubescent mind ever thought of the red headed teenager as anything resembling a sexual being. 

Then along came Riverdale on the CW Network. Wow Archie you have really shall we say devloped quite nicely in the form of actor KJ Apa.

Riverdale has now been on three seasons thanks in no small part to how hot Archie has become and how much skin they have KJ showing in his portrayal of the beloved comic book icon. 

This being stated I saw an interesting piece along with some gratuitous skin images of Apa on Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things on how Riverdale is getting the David DeCoteau treatment. For those you who are not familiar DeCoteau is a low budget filmmaker who is notorious for showing copious amounts of male skin with a sprinkle of homo eroticism thrown in for good measure.

So let's Hump Day & Chill to Archie, KJ, Archie, KJ - however you choose to fantasize about him, just do it at the link provided for you to Hump & Chill with below. Carry on minions, as you were...!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time For Some S&M! "Mercy Mistress"

I'm Begging You For Mercy!
Poppy Liu

Based on the real life of professional dominatrix Yin Q.
Asian-Femme-focused digital drama explores the complexities of our secret taboos: Bondage, Submission, Sado-Masochism, Fetish, and Kink.

Museum Of Sex to host Red Carpet Premiere

"Give it up, do as I say" - Erotica, Madonna 

 In a surprise announcement from her private lair, Margaret Cho announced last week that “I have joined an amazing new series, Mercy Mistress, as an Exec Producer. You will watch.”

Mercy Mistress is based on a memoir by Yin Q. The show follows the character Mistress Yin, played by Poppy Liu, as a queer, first-gen, Chinese-American professional and lifestyle dominatrix in Manhattan. Season 1 is directed entirely by Amanda Madden, and produced by a primarily woman-led crew, with support of the POC, Asian American, queer, and kink communities. The show simultaneously explores immigrant life, stories of Asian culture in America, the struggles and challenges of sex workers, and authentic experiences in the kink world.

It is likely NSFW, so adventure with discretion!

Yin Q said “We are thrilled to bring Mercy Mistress to the communities it represents, as well as to the greater audience. I am personally ecstatic to work with the legendary Margaret Cho. She has long championed the myriad voices inside and behind this series.”

No Mercy
Cho added “Yin’s universe, executed by Amanda and inhabited by Poppy, embodies the wonderful mad mix of diverse people living in our world, and making art in our culture. Unfortunately, these very voices – the Sex Worker, the Chinese Immigrant, the Asian Woman, the secret Kink – often remain invisible. It’s an honor to help get them seen.”

Cho and her partners Sarah Martin and Jessie Boemper also join Mercy Mistress as Executive Producers, along with their frequent collaborator, Evan Shapiro. Together the team recently announced their sale of comedy series Almost Asian, a series which takes on the Asian American experience from a significantly lighter tone.

Cho’s declaration came via Instagram, with an announcement that the first episode of Mercy Mistress dropped on the show’s YouTube page ( The series, which will be released on January 7, will be celebrated at The Museum of Sex in NYC with an exclusive premiere experience.

Margaret on IG -

Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday Motivation

Not Horse-ing Around
Zac Efron
Holy sh!t! Have you seen the latest images of Zac Efron?! You know the ones where he's sporting a beard that makes me sport wood?! Wow, just Wow!!!

Someone who I used to imagine as my "Boy" is now someone who I would actually imagine as my "Daddy." 

Little Zac Efron is now oh so manly...swoon!  

Hey Zac - "What if we rewrite the stars? Say you were made to be mine
Nothing could keep us apart, You'd be the one I was meant to find"

Just saying, Thus Mr. Efron is Monday Motivation for "Daddy" goals. "Yes" that's what happens when a "Boy" evolves, or sometimes not. 

But Zac does it and does it well. "Daddy Zac" my bottom hurts just thinking about it....

Mic Drop

Follow Zac on IG, like me! 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday Schwing!

Matthew Dunston
Imagine being naked in front of a friend for the first time. Now imagine that friend remaining clothed and photographing you wearing nothing at all...

That is the tale that sexy regular guy male model Matthew Dunston spills to Tye Briggs on his Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog.

Matthew and his photographer friend hit the local state park for his unveiling. "Yes" into the woods as it were and if being naked in the woods wasn't enough there is an image of Matthew in the woods sporting wood. 

So what are you waiting for?! Schwing It, Schwing It good! Before Matthew decides that modesty is an option, not!

Have yourself an amazing Sunday Schwing by clicking on the NSFW link below!!!  

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Weekends Were Made For Fishnet Bodysuits

Setting The Fishnet
Jessie J.
Nothing says "Hello Weekend" like a Fishnet Bodysuit, correct?! Well OK there are plenty of other things that do, in fact I can name a few at this very moment, but will refrain from that tedium.

Moving on, for some reason Jessie J. performing at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, England captured my sense of whimsy this ayem. 

Jessie's visibility quotient has spiked recently with her dating newly single Channing Tatum, and coming out with the fact that she is unable to bear children. That's OK Ms. J. you are a vocal powerhouse, not to mention how perfectly amaze balls you look in a Fishnet Bodysuit.

Remember when she sang the theme song to Grease on the Grease Live telecast? Yeah, that was a one of the things that really stood out to me about that endeavor. 

What's that? "Yes" I just went on a random tangent. It's my blog and I'll do what I want to.

So slide your Fishnet Bodysuit on and bend it like Jessie J. Why? Why the F#ck not???

Jessie on IG - 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Just Because...Diana Ross

This Didn't Used To Be, It Is My Playground
Diana Ross
Just Because it's the post Turkey Day blahs, Just Because she is so glamorous & Just Because she has her own playground in Central Park, here is one Ms. Diana Ross!

Seriously, who looks this amazing to go for a stroll in the park, I ask you? "Yes" I am asking you? Answer me! Alrighty then, have it your way. I guess if you had an entire part of the park named in your honor you might just get as Boss as Ross when you do.

Here is Diana beaming in front of, what else? Diana Ross Playground.

There is no word on whether or not the have an Ain't No Mountain High Enough Dirty would that make you Diana?

Mic Drop!

Diana on Instagram - 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Michael's Musings

Fit Over 50
Michael Shinafelt
What's new turkey gobblers, whoa, whoa, whoa - and the funk played on...

Happy Thanksgiving minions! I hope you have a groovy day. Me? Groove is in my heart, thus I am going to give you some of the things I am thankful for.

Things that shaped my life, things in the right here, right now & things that just make me smile like I have a naughty secret. Are you ready? Let's go!

I am thankful that I have lost 50 lbs & counting and am in kick ass shape @ the age of 52...!!!

"If you're not laughing, you're not living." - laughter

The films of Ken Russell, "yes" all of them

My love of horror movies

My family

The original Halloween in 1978 & the 2018 40 years later sequel

Tennessee Williams

Writing - it's my happy place

Acting, I have done that. Any questions? Ask.

"Live Through This" - Hole
Come On, Vogue!
Madonna, Madonna, Madonna

My extended family

When I see the world through the eyes of a child

The privilege to be alive

After 52 years of living and learning this is just a small tip of the iceberg. There are a whole lot more things to be thankful for than this. These were merely a few of my favorite things

Choke your turkey today with me at:  

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

One Time When I Went Into The Woods...
"Straddle the line in discord and rhyme, I'm on the hunt down I'm after you, Mouth is alive with juices like wine, And I'm hungry like the wolf" - Hungry Like The Wolf, Duran Duran 

I don't know about you kiddies, but Daddy is hungry like the wolf! Well today, the day before we serve the turkey I am feeling quite randy - thus I bring you someone with an apt namesake for hunting those wild birds like our forefathers did in the day. His is, duh, Hunter, not gatherer.

Perhaps it is his scruff, or his tattoos, maybe, just maybe it is his big gun. Whatever the case Hunter is here for your Pre-Thanksgiving Day Hump & Chill needs.

You know you want to, as much as I fingers are on the trigger, right here, right now.

So, you want to see the size of the gun Hunter is packing? Well gobble, gobble. Oh yes it's not just a mouthful it's a meal...check out Hunter naked through the eyes of one of my favorite photographers YogaBear at the link below.

Hunter's full frontal nudity is brought to you by Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things - so c'mon let's choke our collective turkeys and Hump Day & Chill. Do it, and do it now!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Just Because...Mariska Hargitay

Knocking It Out Of The Park
Mariska Hargitay
Is anyone out there a big Law & Order: SVU  fan, like me? Well if you are like me you are watching what is now the twentieth season of one of the longest running TV shows of all time.

Seen here filming season twenty in NYC is none other than Mariska Hargitay aka Sergeant Olivia Benson. I remember when Olivia was merely a detective and a damn good one at that with a hot partner named Elliot Stabler played by stud muffin Christopher Meloni.

Times they have and are a changing. While the cast has gone through some shake-ups, most notably the departure of Meloni. The show's popularity endures with the public, something about it truly resonates with people. It is the most popular of the Law & Order franchise, the original Law & Order running a close second. 

Personally I never get tired of the show and even watch marathons of it on occasion. While I must admit the show had been pretty hit or miss seasons eighteen and nineteen. Season twenty has been a home run week after week.

Twenty years and still going strong, now that's saying something!

Mariska on IG -  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Motivation

Got Body?
Colin Farrell 
Look it's Colin Farrell leaving a yoga class in Los Angeles. Which is exactly what I need to be doing today, but alas I can not. Grrrrrrrrrr....

"Yep" I have no time to hit the mat this Monday for the zen Motivation I need. That being stated I will try to go to that place that yoga takes me a place that everybody should dare to go. Let's let Colin tell us in his spot on quote regarding the practice of yoga -

“I love being in a class with students – 30 or 40 people all moving in unison. It’s very easy to live where you remain in your head… and you’re concerned about various things and constantly contemplating and so on and so forth, so it takes you out of your head for a while and just puts you back into your body." 

It does indeed take one out of one's head. Which is a place I frankly spend way too much time

So here's to going as headless as possible today. I want to be present in my body as much as I can. C'mon people let's motivate each other and just do it!

Colin on IMDB:

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday Schwing!

Wannna  See Him Naked?!?!
Chris & Anna Richardson
"Everyday is like Sunday, Everyday is silent and grey" - Morrissey

Well today is Sunday, but there ain't nothing silent and grey regarding what I am about to lay on you. I decided I have to repent for my lack of full frontal male nudity posting on my notorious Hump Day & Chill column this past week and give my minions what they crave. 

Thus I bring you mass quantities of male nether regions today in the form of season three of Channel 4's dating show Naked Attraction.

For the uninitiated here is is the 411:

"Anna Richardson presents a dating show that starts where some good dates might end: naked. Each week, hopeful singletons seek to choose a date from selection of six naked people, based solely on the power of naked attraction."

While I am giving you more than a few studs to ogle via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things the one that caught my eye was lean, mean tattooed machine Chris in episode two, picture above with host Anna Richardson.

Oh Chris what I would do to you, let me Schwing the ways! 

"Yes" that is correct tribe, it's time for my Sunday Schwing, bugger off I'm gonna get to it. Join me won't you at the NSFW link below....there are a few other stud muffins for you to choose from. Does Chris get your Schwing like he does mine? If not pick another dude, but Schwing, Schwing, Schwing it all out!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Silly Saturday

Give Me A High C!
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Remember the 1988 movie Big starring Tom Hanks? Of course you might, or perhaps not...but if you do you will understand why this image of Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka dancing on the iconic FAO Schwarz piano in NYC is giving me life today, Saturday November 17th 2018.

Now mind you I have a sense of whimsy from time to time other days too. But it isn't a regular occurrence, so revel in this magic moment minions.

With Thanksgiving next week and then Christmas just around the corner I felt a Silly Saturday was in order. 

After all don't we all deserve it? Yes, yes we do!

Clap your hands together and repeat after moi "I Believe" 

NPH on IG -  

Friday, November 16, 2018

Film Buff Friday: Maniac

The Notorious Horror Classic... New 3 Disc Limited Edition 4k Restoration From Original Camera Negative With 3D Lenticular Slipcover - Only 10,000 Available!
Coming December 11th

Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes 2 Blu-rays, Soundtrack CD, 
collectible booklet, and a ton of extras

Here's one for all you hardcore horror fans! 
"I'd like a little off the top please..."

Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of N ew York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.
Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras! A complete list is below...

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
  • Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew W. Garroni
  • Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spots
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
  • NEW! MANIAC Outtakes
  • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
  • Anna and the Killer - Interview with Star Caroline Munro
  • The Death Dealer - Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
  • Dark Notes - Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
  • Maniac Men - Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
  • The Joe Spinell Story
  • Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
  • MANIAC Publicity
  • MANIAC Controversy
BONUS! MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Jay Chattaway

BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Michael's Musings

My Knickers Are In A Twist
Michael Shinafelt
So something magical happened this week. How magical was it you may be wondering??? 

Well if I was a Unicorn I'd wanna be Courtney Hadwin. While I never watch America's Got Talent, thanks to a certain something called Social Media someone I am friends with on Facebook posted her audition for the show. WTF?! She's a mere 14 years old and sings like that? Whoa!

Here are some more thoughts on AGT and such...

So, Tyra Banks is the host of America's Got Talent now. When I saw her on it the song "Sweet Transvestite" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show sprang to the forefront of my mind.

What if Courtney Hadwin, had won AGT? (I heard she didn't) - whatever she got the exposure and will have a fantastic career. 

PS and who are the F#cking F#cks that didn't make her Queen of the F#cking ball?!?!

Angry Unicorn, discuss...

Don't be jealous of my ______ you know what people are jealous of regarding you. Tell me all about it whores

Raindrops on roses, and whisker biscuits 

Surrender the pink 

Eat the orange

I'll take a G-Eazy with a heaping slice of cheese, please

Byline of the week "Jessie J opens up about her infertility" Ummmmmm....
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum, Heidi Klum, Heidi Klum

Just Because...Oink!

If there isn't anything you wouldn't do, name it after someone you don't like

Guess what? I don't care because I'm half Queer

Wanna be starting something? Follow me at:  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Red, Red, Wine...
Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler
Today's Hump Day & Chill is taking a departure from the usual exploitation of naked male skin.

"Yes" today we are celebrating two of my favorite Adult Beverages that I like to imbibe when I have had a rough shot week.

First and foremost, because it is the easiest to access, out of the starting gate and ready to rumble is Red Wine. Illustrated here by the cool as ice Kristin Cavallari and her manly stud of a husband Jay Cutler (yeah, I still had to have some stud flesh, it's Hump Day & Chill minions.)

One Olive, Or Two?
Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin
Next up we have the martini, enjoyed by the timeless Jane Fonda on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live with other fellow legend Lily Tomlin.

So Jane, is it a vodka or gin martini? I prefer mine gin, vodka is too obvious and easy.

What's your favorite Adult Beverage to Hump Day & Chill with? Do tell, not in a tattling way, in a confessional way. 

Kristin on IG

Jane on IG -