Friday, December 20, 2013

Syracuse University's Own
Jeffrey Tayler | Author
New book out now!
Inside FEMEN
The World's Most Provocative Activist Group

Inside FEMEN 
The World's Most Provocative Activist Group

This book is available ($2.99) on Amazon in the KINDLE format. Don't have a Kindle? Do you have an iPhone? Wander over to The App Store, search for KINDLE and there is an App available for KINDLE FOR iPhone FOR FREE! 

Amazing how men can wander the beaches of the world without a shirt on (read: topless) and when women go topless, it's a political statement!

With the upcoming Winter 2014 Olympics to be held in Russia in SOCHI, this is a powerful and timely read.

Now support our fellow alum Jeffrey Tayler and buy his book…and then you can read some of his other books, also available on Amazon, some available in Kindle-format as well!

Also the author of Siberian Dawn (1999), Facing the Congo (2000), Glory in a Camel's Eye (2003), Angry Wind (2005), River of No Reprieve (2006) and Murderers in Mausoleums (2009).

Check out Jeff's own Amazon page with a listing to all his books covering, basically, the four corners of the world!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Safe Sex = Biohazardous Trash

What's really funny about this is that I found it in front of TD Bank, the bank whose colors couldn't be holiday greener. So, there you have it. Red and green. Lots of people noticed the green that day, and I wonder how many the red. There was another guy, because he was wondering what I was doing photographing "something" with an iPhone, down on knees, kinda. Either way. I say it was on the DL and it was guys. Grindr, indeed.

Irish Horror | Wake Wood

Irish Eyes Are Smiling | Aidan Gillen

Monday, December 09, 2013

Passengers | featuring Bono & Luciano Pavrotti
Miss Sarajevo

Is there a time for keeping a distance 

A time to turn your eyes away 
Is there a time for keeping your head down 
For getting on with your day 

Is there a time for kohl and lipstick 
A time for cutting hair 
Is there a time for high street shopping 
To find the right dress to wear 

Here she comes 
Heads turn around 
Here she comes 
To take her crown 

Is there a time to walk for cover 
A time for kiss and tell 
Is there a time for different colors 
Different names you find it hard to spell 

Is there a time for first communion 
A time for east 17 
Is there a time to turn the mecca 
Is there a time to be a beauty queen 

Here she comes 
Beauty plays the crown 
Here she comes 
Surreal in her crown 

Dici che il fiume 
trova la via al mare 
E come il fiume 
giungerai a me 
Oltre i confini 
e le terre assetate 
Dici che come fiume 
come fiume 
L'amore giunger 
E non so pi pregare 
E nell'amore non so pi sperare 
E quell'amore non so pi aspettare 

[English translation:]

You say that the river 
finds the way to the sea 
And as the river 
you'll come to me 
Beyond the borders 
and the thirsty lands 
You say that as river 
As river 
Love will come 
And I cannot pray anymore 
And I cannot hope in love anymore 
And I cannot wait for love anymore 

Is there a time for tying ribbons 
A time for Christmas trees 
Is there a time for laying tables 
When the night is set to freeze

first time played live: 1995-09-12: Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy
last time played live: 2011-10-15: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California

Michael Claps | New Jersey [High-end furniture]
DigiMike | Fd Up Scanner!


Michael Claps | 1980 

photograph ©BernardMLynchJr

The First Douglas | Kirk

This brings to mind George Platt-Lynes, an absolute genius, who, as a manic depressive, destroyed most of his own work, especially his self-portraits.

Here's a first
Why I'm Not Paid.

So my father says to me at breakfast "did you see the comics?" and I rather dismissively, and with a great deal of disdain said "I don't read the comics." Now, I don't know if I went looking for them, if I stumbled upon them reading what passes for a pamphlet, I mean, newspaper, in this town. And the comic was in front of me with my father's finger pointing directly to the… and I just about choked.

Gay | It's Not a Choice...

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Sir Elton John v Vladimir Putin
Feathers v Fur
Gay Rights v Governmental Oppression

On Friday night, December 6, Elton took a moment during his concert at Crocus City Hall in Moscow to explain why he chose to perform in Russia. Here is a transcript of his statement:
“I have something to say.
“I have always loved coming here, coming to this country, ever since I first played here in 1979. I love Russia — I love its art and its culture. But most of all, I love you, the people. You took me to your hearts all those years ago, and you have always welcomed me with warmth and open arms every time I have visited. You have always embraced me. And you have never judged me.
“So I am deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the LGBT community here in Russia. In my opinion, it is inhumane and it is isolating.
“Some people demanded that because of this legislation I must not come here to Russia.
“But many, many more people asked me to come. I listened to them. I love this country. I want to show them and the world that I care, and that I don’t believe in isolating people.
“Music is a very powerful thing. It brings people together, irrespective of their age, their race, their sexuality or their religion. It does not discriminate. Look around you tonight. You see men, women…young and old…gay and straight. Thousands of happy Russian people enjoying music. We are all here together in harmony.
“And harmony is what makes a happy family, and a strong society. The spirit we share tonight is what builds a future of equality, love and compassion — for my children and for your children. Please don’t leave it behind when you leave tonight. Each and every one of you, please keep this spirit in your life and in your heart.
“I wish you love, peace and health and happiness.
“And this show is dedicated to the memory of Vladislav Tornovoi.”

Elton John | The Diving Board Tour 2013
SETLIST | First Night | November 9, 2013
Harbour Yard, Bridgeport CT

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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tired of paying Apple's iTunes Music Store?
Tired of getting screwed? HAVE FUN WITH THIS!


The American Flag | Robert Mapplethorpe

Copyright The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe

Patriotism | Through the lens of Diane Arbus

Pearl Harbour | The Undeveloped Photographs

And, as a personal note:

I'd like to dedicate this posting to the mother of a very good friend who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on that day, shaken from her bed, who then made her way through the day as a nurse. Everyone has a story. More often than not, you have to stop long enough and listen.

Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .

Isn't is amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?

Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago, photos stored in an old Brownie Camera. Very interesting photos; what quality from 1941.

Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker.
And somewhat recently taken to be developed.


December 7th, 1941