Sunday, February 23, 2020

Inspiration

These Legs Were Made For Walking
Selma Blair & David Lyons
Some days, you know the ones where you need a little something to inspire you, make you that much more motivated? Well that day is here for me today. I'm not in a bad mood or place, but I could use some extra inspiration.

Here it is in the form of actress Selma Blair who is fighting MS (Multiple Sclerosis) -  She was photographed out and about in Los Angeles on a stroll with her guy David Lyons, seizing the day and enjoying the sun.

While some days are better then others, MS is a daily battle, one that Selma doesn't let get her down. Her courage and strength to live each moment to the fullest is truly inspiring.

So get out there and get your inner Selma Blair on and grab life by the ______ the blank is yours to fill in!

Selma on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/selmablair/?hl=en

Saturday, February 22, 2020

It's Streaming Time!


Night Flight and Sub Pop announce music video streaming partnership
Night Flight Plus members can access over 50 Sub Pop videos from artists like 
Weyes Blood, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, Orville Peck, and more

Night Flight is pleased to announce a new partnership with vanguard indie record label Sub Pop for the Night Flight Plus streaming service. Night Flight Plus members can now watch over 50 Sub Pop videos with new introductions by the show's original host Pat Prescott. Featured artists include Weyes Blood, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, Orville Peck, and more.
 
Remembered by millions, Night Flight aired on the USA network from 11 PM 4 AM and is credited with breaking numerous alternative and avant-garde musicians and directors to TV audiences around the country. (Night Flight premiered four months before MTV). As DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh recalls, "Night Flight was one of the cool shows to be seen on, and it was a big deal to us to get the opportunity."
 
The brand relaunched in 2016 as an on-demand streaming service offering exclusive access to the original 1980s episodes as well as an eclectic collection of cult films, music documentaries, and concerts. The new Sub Pop partnership allows users to stream current and legacy Sub Pop music videos adapted to the show's original format.
 
Night Flight's pioneering "Take Off" format featured artists and genres in "blocks" which helped cultivate the high cultural literacy Night Flight is now most known for today. An essential platform for discovery, Night Flight is honored to expose it's loyal following to the music and video art of both new and legacy Sub Pop artists.
 
Stuart S. Shapiro, Night Flight Creator and CEO said: "Sub Pop is the quintessential independent label and Night Flight has always been dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging and alternative music artists. We are thrilled that Sub Pop is our first label featured on NF Plus and expect to make a big push to all the others."
 
Night Flight Plus is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and online. Subscriptions are available for $4.99/month or $39.99/year. Follow Night Flight on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Check out Night Flight's Sub Pop playlist on the official Spotify!

FREE 7-day trial for Night Flight Plus: https://www.nightflightplus.com/signup



Night Flight Twitter: https://twitter.com/nightflightnet



Friday, February 21, 2020

Weekend Vibes

That Face U Make When...
Cara Delevingne
Hey Ho, it's the weekend, time to cut loose and do whatever makes you happy. Whether that be swinging from the chandeliers, working out or reading a good book.

Whatever you engage in Cara Delevingne is here to set the tone for you. That's correct minions, Cara is giving off serious "Weekend Vibes." 

Because she gets "it." You know that mysterious, "it" everyone refers to, well Ms. Delevingne gets "it" - the image above nails that "it" to a tea.

"It" is something you can't define or put in a box "it" is something you innately have and understand, or you just don't.

So say "Hello" to the girl with the most cake, and get those "Weekend Vibes" rolling down the river peeps!

Cara on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/caradelevingne/?hl=en

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Michael's Musings

I'm Alive, So Alive...
Michael Shinafelt
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than be loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain 

Today would have been Kurt Cobain's 53 Birthday. "Yes" I am a Nirvana fan. It took me a while to get on board, but when I did I was hooked. Translation: when I actually took the time to really listen to their music, rather than sort of engage, I then discovered it's brilliance.

I'm glad that I'm still around to enjoy them, time to sound off minions!

FYI - I possess he gift of creative revenge when I'm very angry

Today I am thankful for the Foo Fighters, because I have never been threatened by a Foo. That means they are doing their job 😃

Gently kiss the light

A friend asked if I think the Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville hook-up on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is a story that was done for ratings. My Magic 8 Ball says "Most Definitely"

Plant your flag in my mouth...

What if one day your dog said "Nobody is ever going to believe you" and then never spoke again???

Make lying wrong again

No matter your candidate of choice I think we can agree that the world needs more eggplants 


Woman Crush of the Week - Cindy Crawford...Just Because...

You want to show that special someone the very depths of your soul, but your competition has cocaine and Metallica tickets, discuss

Christian Bale just ran naked through my mind

For your safety & protection there will be a five minute blackout

I wonder what the guy who was punching the back of the airplane seat is doing right now?

Does anyone remember Ring Around The Rosie?

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https://twitter.com/MShinafelt   

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

Sexy Over 60!
Greg_DC
With a lot of focus on body positivity and ageism of late here is a Hump Day & Chill that addresses both, in the most delightful way! Woot! 

Let me present to you 61 year old model (who will appear nude, before your very eyes) Greg_DC photographed by MW Photo MD.

Greg is a role model, proving it's never too late to try something new and that you're never too old to strip down before a camera.

His journey is an interesting one, and I highly recommend you check out this crisply written, insightful piece by Tye Briggs via his Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog.

Being 54 and always up for a new challenge I relate to not wanting to get into the some ole routine day after day...just say no to ruts!

So follow his example of adventure and see what Greg has to offer. "Yes" I command you to give him a Hump Day & Chill salute! I know you get my drift, so let go and do it like a Rock Star!

Jump on Greg at the link below, you know how to below don't you? Just put your lips together and...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Vinyl Revival


THE VINYL REVIVAL

Fascinating documentary from the makers of Last Shop Standing exploring the renaissance in all things vinyl 

Arriving on DVD on April 10th via Wienerworld (UK)

Includes interviews from Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Philip Selway (Radiohead), Ade Utley (Portishead), Joel Gion (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), The Orielles, CASSIA and many more

From the makers of the acclaimed Last Shop Standing, this new film, The Vinyl Revival, charts the amazing revival of vinyl over the past several years. The film explores the whys and hows with industry pundits, artists, record shop owners, vinyl fans and many more.

Directed and produced by Pip Piper, we hear from passionate new record shop owners as well the established die-hards still going and thriving. The film discusses the importance of the record shop and vinyl as a whole. We answer the why's of vinyl's revival, the human need for belonging, the love of history and the stories of how the humble little record shop has shaped so many lives.


Record collecting has lost its image as a hobby for middle-aged men and become instead a pursuit of the most fashion-conscious consumer. Will it last? What is the future for record shops when vinyl becomes less fashionable? Why are we in danger of another record shop decline? Why must we support these bastions of culture?

Features an 8 page booklet chronicling the making of the film, with contributions from director Pip Piper (Last Shop Standing) and author Graham Jones.

"The vinyl record is the equivalent of whether you have the tea bag or the Japanese tea ceremony; the tea ceremony is the right way to approach music." 
Nick Mason, Pink Floyd

"It's a Lazarus moment." 
Phil Barton of Sister Ray and ERA

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hi, Ho, Silverback Coffee!


Yesterday I was invited to attend the grand opening of Silverback Coffee of Rwanda in Echo Park, CA. Silverback is dedicated to giving back. Their mission?

SILVERBACK COFFEE OF RWANDA™ is committed to participating in the rebuilding of Rwanda and its wildlife, and to giving back to the people who were affected in the genocide of 1994 by providing the world with the highest quality coffee and tea.


Thanks to PR dude Robert Hensley for the invite, and some good times, eats & tea! Here are photos from the event...

Jeremiah Hahn
Actor
Delicious Waffles!

The V.I.P's!
Shannon Hemmings
Actress
 Dogs Allowed
Moi & Stacia Gates of Art Quench Magazine
Matt O'Neill
Actor

It's never been so amazingly delicious to give back!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Just Because...Christina Hendricks

Streets of Fire!
Christina Hendricks

Just Because I am a big fan of the show Mad Men, Just Because she looks fabulous & Just Because she is painting the town red, here's Christina Hendricks on the streets of NYC!!!

While I believe they ended the show Mad Men when the should of, with what I thought was a brilliant series finale. I still lament the fact that it's gone. I loved it so much!

All of the characters were so interesting, even if they weren't particularly likable

Christina Hendricks portrayed one of my faves Joan Holloway. "Joanie" as she was often referred to on the show, was well dare I say it, always the smartest person in the room. She was in control of who she was and pretty much controlled everyone else. She knew how to leverage her considerable sex appeal to her advantage, while still maintaining her dignity.

Not things were not always smooth sailing for "Joanie" she always managed to keep herself together. 

I wonder how "Joanie" would navigate today's world, being as it is way different. I believe she was the type of woman who would know how to work any situation in any time and place. Thus she would handle today's world like an expert, business as usual, carry on.

Mad Men on IMDb -
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804503/

Saturday, February 15, 2020

"Get Happy" With Leigh Nash

GRAMMY NOMINATED SINGER-SONGWRITER LEIGH NASH RELEASES NEW EP 
Platinum selling artist Leigh Nash releases GET HAPPY, a brand new six-song EP featuring two never-released tracks, “Something Worth Leaving Behind” and “Get Happy,” as well as a newly re-recorded and remastered version of the Sixpence None the Richer track, “Kiss Me,” the song that brought Leigh to the forefront of female singers in the late 90s.

After seeing the Oscar-winning film JUDY, Leigh was struck by the similarities in her own trajectory as an artist with that of Judy Garland. The movie, and especially Renée Zellweger’s performance of “Get Happy,” resonated with her in many ways. “When you’re an artist, and you’re the most down, you still have to put on a smile for the crowd, for the people who paid to see you. I love the lyrics to the song and feel the words deeply.” She wrote “Something Worth Leaving Behind” after picking up her father’s guitar and thinking how great it was that it didn’t have to be plugged in to work. While her dad had passed 12 years earlier, his guitar was ‘something worth leaving behind.’ “I wanted to sing about what lasts, what is enduring, what is going to matter as you grow. The song is about keeping those things dear.” Other tracks on the EP include “God Gave Me Horses,” written with the award-winning songwriter Connie Harrington (Tricia Yearwood, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice ), My Love, My Drug” and “Don’t Let me Die in Dallas,” a song about her father that was written with Tom Douglas (Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum). The project boasts production credits of Nash’s husband, Stephen Wilson, Jr. as well as Ben Shive’s (Colony House, Dave Barnes, The Gray Havens) twist on the 20th Anniversary version of the Sixpence None The Richer hit, “Kiss Me” 

While Leigh calls the experience of re-recording “Kiss Me,” the song that made her and her band globally famous, a “delightful friend to revisit,” this new release has made her fall in love with writing music all over again. “I am hopefully wiser, and my heart is more open, than five years ago. GET HAPPY is more representative of where I am right now. I am so thankful I still have the chance to record music…I am feeling pretty joyful about it!”

In support of GET HAPPY, available here: https://www.leighnash.net/get-happy-player, Leigh will be playing select shows in March, with summer touring plans to be announced soon.

https://www.leighnash.net  // @leighbirdnash (Instagram) 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Team "Sentimental" For Valentine's Day!

"Sentimental" Much?
Sandy Zacky & Mike Clifford
Well it's arrived, Valentine's Day 2020 - I guess this is a day where one gets "Sentimental" for the most part. Well nothing is more "Sentimental" than the "Journey" Mike Clifford and Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky take us on with their cover of the Doris Day classic, "Sentimental Journey" what else were you anticipating? 

So celebrate the old VD with a song that covers the word "Sentimental" on every level imaginable and then some.

Hit it after the jump minions, oh, and Happy Valentine's Day! 💝


Mike on the WWW -
https://www.reverbnation.com/mikeclifford6
https://www.facebook.com/MikeCliffordsWonderfulWorld/

Sandy on the WWW -
https://www.reverbnation.com/sandyzacky
https://www.facebook.com/SandyZackyDiva/ 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Michael's Musings

Who Me?
Michael Shinafelt
It came, it saw, it conquered...you know Parasite. I for one called that it would take home the top honor at The Academy Awards. Everyone I knew kept saying it would be 1917, but my intuition told me otherwise and that is why I listen to it and not other people.

On that note - Ready? Set? Go!

Don't be the scrunchie on the door of an abandoned room, just say no!!!

Open my trunk and load in all your equipment

So what, I'm still a Rock Star

That's so Summer's Eve

Make a F#ckin' cup'a tea!

How much is that lizard in the window?

Congrats to Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner who are expecting their first child

Nothing says gangsta like a Hello Kitty phone


Woman Crush of the Week - Lucy Hale, with Katy Keene and Fantasy Island happening, hey why not?

Grace me with your staggering uniqueness 

Warning: Can Not Be Trusted With Tampons

Don't stumble over something behind you

I know there's something going on...

Confessions of a Law & Order: SVU addict

Wanna hear more revelations, follow me at:
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

Tight End
Dex
While the Football season is over, there is nothing like a Football Player on the receiving end, it's even better when the player sheds his uniform and shows you what makes him great at the sport. "Yes" you guessed it today we are going to Hump Day & Chill to Entertain Me's star player, Dex.

Dex is De-lovely, De-lightful not to mention De-licious head to toe!

Beautiful Dex is scoring a touchdown today via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things.

See Dex run, she Dex catch a football and most importantly see Dex do it out of uniform, oh yeah!

Alright enough teasing and more pleasing. That's correct minions it's time to make a score of your own by clicking on the link below and having yourself a Hump Day & Chill Superbowl, if you get my game plan, and I believe you do.

Hike

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/02/on-receiving-end.html

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

By The Sea

Reunited
Jon Hamm & Elisabeth Moss
The Place: Santa Monica, CA
The Time: 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards 
The People in Question: Jon Hamm & Elisabeth Moss

Whilst having lunch with a friend at the LA County Museum of Art the other day, the subject of the TV show Mad Men came up. We both admitted our love of it, and lamented it's demise.

Then the WWW heavens opened wide and bestowed this photo of Don Draper & Peggy Olson - Jon Hamm & Elisabeth Moss respectively.

If you watched the show weekly like I did you know Peggy was Don's protegee at the advertising agency where they worked. "Yes" they had an unusually close bond, "No" they did not sleep together, although everyone assumes they did.

Now that the record has been set straight, I feverishly seek out Mad Men marathons on U-verse whenever possible. "Yep" I'm that guy...seize the day! 

Mad Men on IMDb -
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804503/  

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday Motivation


Always trust your instincts, even your more basic ones. "Yes" that is today's Monday Motivation post the Oscars. Did you all watch them? I did, the show as per usual was hit and miss, but when it hit, oh boy did it!

The Oscars are actually what got me thinking about trusting ones instincts, really they honestly did, cross my heart. How so you may wonder? Well I listened to my gut, it kept saying from the time Nominations were announced to the day of the Ceremony that Parasite was going to take home Best Picture. All my industry friends poo pooed the notion saying it would for sure take home Best Foreign Language Film but not the main prize. Well I hate to say it, but "I told you so!"

So after that it got me thinking about how my instincts and with everything going on at present how they have served me. Quite spectacularly I must say, in fact I just did.

They have been so dead on, for better, never worse, even if they say the outcome of something won't be necessarily what I would like, the understanding of it via my amazing intuition makes it all good.

I hereby decree that you get in touch with that inner voice, that is your Monday Motivation.

Listen closely...

Instincts on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instinct

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Academy Awards

Box Office Gold
Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio

It's the Superbowl of the Entertainment Industry today, The Academy Awards. More like the "You already know who's going to win, so sit back and enjoy the ride" awards.

Today I am going to bequeath you with a well written piece on Oscar front runner Brad Pitt & Leonardo DiCaprio being compared and contrasted to that other Movie Star duo known as Robert Redford & Paul Newman

It comes at ya via Tye Briggs from his Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog, naturally. 

As per usual Tye does a whip smart writing job, and thus saves me the bother. LOL seriously though the piece is well researched and crisply written, thus I bring it to you to celebrate Hollywood's "Golden Day."

Oh, and "Yes" it does include images of Pitt & DiCaprio in the buff, Full Monty. Making all of us winners this Oscar Sunday.

Hit the link below...Woot!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/02/box-office-gold_8.html 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saturday Sinema: Deadly Manor


An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust! All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre's most unheralded filmmakers. Whilst en route to a lake, a group of youngsters make an unscheduled stop-off at a remote, seemingly abandoned mansion where they plan to spend the night. But the property is full of foreboding signs - a blood-stained car wreck in the garden, coffins in the basement, scalps in the closet, and photographs of a beautiful but mysterious woman adorning every corner of the house. Before daybreak, the group will unwittingly uncover the strange and terrifying truth that lurks behind the walls of this dreadful place. The last in a trio of transcontinental slice-and-dice co-productions helmed by Larraz towards the end of the 80s (all of which which he directed under the anglicized moniker of Joseph Braunstein), Deadly Manor - released on VHS in the US under the title Savage Lust - is a fitting capper to the director's prolific career in fear, now finally unearthed for the first time on Blu-ray.

Bonus Materials

  • Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Newly-filmed interview with actress Jennifer Delora
  • Making a Killing - a newly-filmed interview with producer Brian Smedley-Aston
  • Extract from an archival interview with Jose Larraz
  • Original “Savage Lust” VHS trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Original Script and Shooting Schedule (BD-ROM content)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais (TO BE REVEALED)
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author John Martin

Friday, February 7, 2020

6th Annual Manatomy Awards


Mr. Man Announces Winners for the 6th Annual
Manatomy Awards

Celebrating Hollywood's Best (Un)dressed Today, Mr. Man revealed the winners of the 6th Annual Manatomy Awards, the only ceremony that shines a spotlight on the past year’s naked male achievements in film and TV.  “For years, nude scenes were primarily the domain of female actresses,” says Phil Henricks of Mr. Man, the world’s leading online library of every male nude scene in the history of film and television.  Millions of fans flock to the site each month.  “That has been changing as each year there are more scenes and actors to choose from. We are celebrating the fine actors who have the balls (pun intended) to go naked.” 

Winners were chosen through a comprehensive process that included the editorial, production and marketing teams from Mr. Man.  They selected five contenders for each of their 43 categories and then sat in a conference room, re-watched all the scenes, narrowed down their selections and voted on their winners.  “It got heated in the room,” admits Henricks, citing Jake Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw as an example.  “Jake came close, but in the end, it was decided that he didn’t show enough nudity.”

The full list of winners for the 6th Annual Manatomy Awards are available now on MrMan.com.  They include:

·       Best Picture:  Sauvage / Wild, Strand Releasing

·       Best Butt:  Ricky Whittle, American Gods

·       Best Full Frontal:  Jack Reynor, Midsommar

·       Celeb Nude Debut:  Miles Heizer, 13 Reasons Why

·       Best Nudecomer: Nick Clifford, Glow

·       Best TV Show:  Tales of the City, Netflix

·       Best Bulge: Shawn Mendes, Calvin Klein advertisement

·       Biggest Cock:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson, A Million Little Pieces

·       Best Gay Makeout: Taron Egerton and Richard Madden, Rocketman

·       Lifetime Achievement:  Daniel Craig  

New categories added in 2020 include:

Best Bloomin' Onion:  Orlando Bloom, Carnival Row

Best Locker Room Scene:  Euphoria

The Best Bloomin' Onion category was specifically created to spotlight Orlando Bloom’s back-side in Carnival Row. Best Locker Room Scene was added to honor the iconic 21-member full frontal scene in Euphoria. 

For more information and the complete list of 6th Annual Manatomy Awards winners, visit:  https://www.mrman.com/manatomyawards/2020.  All 43 winning scenes are viewable in their entirety with free signup.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Michael's Musings

Make Lying Wrong Again
Michael Shinafelt
Well how about yesterday's news? Yeah, there's that, honestly I would like one day in the life of the USA to be sociopath free. One can dream, can't one?

Now if you'll pardon me I have some speeches to rip apart...

You did this yourself Sonja, now blow

Don't hogtie my Mother last, OK Lady?

R.I.P. Kirk Douglas

This is serious silliness 

Happy Birthday to Entertain Me's resident diva Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky!

Rush Limbaugh was awarded the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" on the up side I hear he won't have it long

Gluten free cookies = bird seed glued together with hate

I'm not pulling out my weave for this one


Woman Crush of the Week - It's a tie: Shakira & Jennifer Lopez, do you really need to ask why?

Remember Silly String?

Please extract the spikey ass stick from your butt

When your feet divot the earth...

And then there's Maude

"I have not secured a copy of the Jessica Simpson book yet and I won’t feel at peace until I do" - Leslie Grossman

Get a copy of the Jessica Simpson book with me at:
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https://twitter.com/MShinafelt

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

Private Dancer
Gerardo
Today is an extra special Hump Day & Chill as it features my favorite male body type, a dancer. "Yes" that's correct minions, I love male dancer's bodies.

Never has there ever been something more athletic, well proportioned and basically a living piece of art, put on this planet IMHO.

Well today we are graced with the body of Gerardo via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things. Gerardo is 100% that hunk, with a cherry on top.

As captured through the lens of StudioMGPhotography you will not be let down by the awe inspiring images of Gerardo in action.

Somehow I am finding it hard to focus knowing what is after the jump. So minions it's time to let your fingers do the walking and click on the link below and have a Hump Day & Chill explosion!

Yeah, that's the ticket...

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-magical-few-hours-gerardo-by.html

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Just Because...Winter

Hazy Shade of Winter
Jude Law
Just Because it's damn cold this ayem, Just Because warm jackets make you look fat & Just Because it's, well, Winter - Here is Jude Law bundled up in his Winter finest whilst walking around Manhattan

"Yes" nothing says Winter like this photo of Jude hitting the streets of NYC looking rather chilled to the bone I must say, and in fact I just did.

Honestly I can't wait for Winter to scram, get lost, beat it creep! Currently it is a quite chilling fourty-seven degrees here in Los Angeles with the high expected to be in the low sixties. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...!!!

Thus the heat is on and the Green Tea is flowing - 

Now is the Winter of our discontent, indeed!

Winter on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter