Not too long ago I told you about James, aka Jumzz, a nice boy from England who happens to be gorgeous. Most of the photos of himself that James posts on his Tumblr blog are self-portraits and webcam pics, but last week he had some professional pictures taken, which he has been sharing lately. Isn't he beautiful? That's a rhetorical question, of course, because the answer is obvious, and I will allow no dissent.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
I'm always looking for someone new to fall in love with, and I many have found him in Jacob Young, a has-it-all 18-year-old model from Devon, England. He's my definition of swoon-worthy, and his cheeky attitude seals the deal. Actually, the thing that seals the deal is the little birthmark underneath his right nipple. It's the imperfection that makes him perfect.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
It has not escaped my attention, I don't know if it has escaped yours, that my future ex-husband Alex Pettyfer, has been all over the internets this week with some paparazzi photos taken on the location of his film Magic Mike. Why all the attention? Because he's wearing boxer briefs and an unzipped hoody. And his body is looking sick. That's good sick, not bad sick.
Despite all the skin on display (and mythical deity knows that I love seeing Alex's skin) it's this picture of fully dressed Alex that makes me go all googly-eyed. The look on his face actually is making me ovulate. And that's no easy task.
Barbra Streisand has a new album out called What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan & Marilyn Bergman, and it's just lovely. I've loved Barbra Streisand's voice for as long as I can remember, but I'm not always so in love with the material she chooses. This, though, is just wonderful. This woman, love her or hate her, has been a major star for fifty years, and there is a reason for that. Nobody, repeat, nobody, can match her for phrasing and interpretation, and that doesn't even take into account the exquisite quality of her vocals. She's 69 years old, and although her top notes are not quite what they used to be, her vocals have barely diminished since the 1960s. This may not be your cup of tea, I understand, but do yourself a favor and listen to her recording of I'll Never Say Goodbye, one of the most romantic songs ever written. At the risk of being cliché, I'm just going to say it: Like butter!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I can live with the fact that most of my readers don't share my enthusiasm for Mario Maurer, but that's not going to stop me from posting him. Especially when he does the world a favor by posing for an aggressively homoerotic photoshoot for Attitude Thailand. And most especially when the good people at Attitude Thailand post video of the shoot. Hot damn!
There are more very worthwhile pictures after the jump.
The following photos are not from the Attitude shoot, but I doubt anyone will mind.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|How did he take this self-portrait without taking the lens cap off his camera?|
The fellow in the photo above is Alex Stoddard, a young photographer who, when he's not doing things like attending high school, takes some of the most beautiful, dramatic, and highly imaginative photos I've seen from a person his age. He has a Tumblr blog (the photos at Tumblr are not necessarily all his, although many of them are) and a Flickr photostream, both of which I highly recommend. It doesn't hurt at all that more often than not he is his own model, and he's quite an attractive young man. The pictures here do not even begin to demonstrate his talent, but I'm not going to show you a bunch of his photos, because I really want you to check them out for yourself. I don't know Alex, and I've never communicated with him, but I'm sure he would appreciate your feedback. Perhaps you'd even like to buy one of his prints. Consider it an investment. I have a feeling that he'd going to be big-time in the not-too-distant future.
Today's soundtrack is Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M.
Friday, September 16, 2011
To get your weekend started, here are a few music videos I've been enjoying lately, for one reason or another.
I'm going to have to start with One Direction who will be topping the U.K. pop charts for the very first time with their ultra-bubblegummy song, What Makes You Beautiful. The song is catchy enough, not blow-your-mind great, but what did you expect? It is not a particularly interesting video either, except for the fact that every one of the 1D boys is imminently do-able. Especially Harry.
After a very painful gestation period, the musical Spiderman, Turn Off The Dark, not only opened on Broadway, but seems to be a hit. It's a bit old school to release a single from a musical, and this never really had any chance to chart, but Reeve Carney's recording of Rise Above 1, featuring Bono and The Edge from U2 (they wrote it) has been available on iTunes since May. The song sounds a lot like it should be a U2 hit from the 80s, and Reeve seems to be vocally channeling Bono. Bono was never as cute as Reeve, though.
The fact that Frankmusik (whose first album, Complete Me, is brilliant from start to finish) has yet to make a commercial breakthrough, is almost inconceivable to me. Complete Me is very Europop in it's sensibilities. His upcoming album was recorded in Los Angeles, and the first single from it, Do It In The A.M., which attempted a more urban vibe, seemed to be geared more toward a U.S. audience than his previous work. It was an OK track, but not on par with anything from his first album. His newest single, No I.D., is a duet with an American girl singer named Colette Carr. It is just about the catchiest, frothiest, giddiest pop single imaginable and I cannot get it out of my head. As you'll see, the video pays homage to Grease, and Vincent Frank looks freakin' fantastic in 1950s drag.
Finally, this is not new at all, it's more than a year old, but I just love this clip of beautiful Alex Gardner, and his band, sitting in a greenroom backstage at a gig and doing a live, acoustic performance of the Take That song Shine. Alex has been in America lately, recording new songs, and I can't wait to hear them.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
So, here's why I won't be using Blogger's sad, new mobile app. 1) Hideous looking interface. 2) For some reason it's designed for iPhone but not optimized for iPad. Why? 2) Can't choose your own font. 3) Can't choose the size of your text. 4) Can't justify your text. 5) No spell check. 6) Can't put pictures where you want to put them. 7) Can't make pictures clickable, so you can look at them in a larger size. 8) No italics, no bold face, no underlining, no hyperlinks. No way I will ever use this app.
OK, I know this is a boring post, so here are a few more pretties to look at.