Cakes

Cakes by Caswell

Warning:  NSFW and a bit racy for this here Fearsome blog thingy but we just couldn’t help hitting “copy, paste & post”.

…of corse it’s Not Safe For Work, it’s Caswell…

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Blast from the past

There but for the Grace of God By Machine is quite the toe tapper. It always gets Fearsome swinging to it’s 1979 disco beat.

There but for the Grace of God, although fictitious lyrics, reminds us that the human nature of fear often drives unfounded racism.

Fear, False Evidence Appearing Real.

It is the weekend, get your toe tappin’ and your tush swinging. It’s time to dance.

Half Full

I’m a half full kinda guy.

Whats your leaning? Glass half full? Glass half empty?

Yesterday I was listening to an interview of Shawn Achor when I heard him say that it doesn’t really matter which angle you have on the subject, just as long as you know how to get what you need to fill your glass.

Chew on that one for a minute.

Cher has always been able to fill my glass.

Childhood defined

Growing up in the 1960’s & 70’s childhood is easily defined by top 40 hits we listened to on our AM transistor radios.

Often just the first few bars of a tune from the period I can tell you who I was with, where I was and even familiar scents of the season in the air.

In the spring of 1974, two years after my elementary school was integrated, I can remember Cheryl getting me into a Soul Train line during recess just outside of the cafeteria as we danced through the line to this familiar, and now cherished, tune. Springtime brought with it the familiar fragrances of newly cut grass mixed with the scent of the freshly fried foods emitting from the cafeteria.

Integrated schools? Yes I am a child of segregation. My hometown had white and black schools until 1972. I was young and I thought it wonderful to have my new friends. Friends who were excited to join us, had rhythm and loved to dance. We had a ball with these new friends.

To this day I still don’t truly understand why segregation happened and why integration was  so resisted. I’m grateful that during my young life that progressive values toward better living, acceptance and understanding cane to fruition. It’s our job to keep marching forward no matter what obstacles lie in our way.

Somebody Else’s Guy

Jocelyn Brown’s famous grove from 1984…

And she won’t no ‘no talent’ studio enhanced 1984 diva ‘cause honey she is still got it sum 30 years later…

Back in 1984 Fearsome was but a big fat dark brown porn star ‘stache and I a handsome lean blonde haired aerobics instructor. This tune in it’s original version was a staple for a killer abdominal workout grove. Honey her tune worked us and we worked her tune.

Today?

Well today we wonder if perhaps He’s Somebody Else’s Beard.

Belonging

Does a need to belong keep me from living life?

I live my life out there yet to some degree or another I’ve always had a yearning for acceptance at some level. I’ve found that a desire for acceptance will sometimes inhibit me. Inhibit my expression in order to conform.

I have a hunch that others around might on occasion have a similar feeling.

What I’ve learned, that I don’t always practice, is to just get out there. I must remind myself to go out and live. Express without hesitation. Look for similarities. Share and enjoy love, life and laughter.

Naysayers may shake their head. I say let them. Who knows, maybe I’ll inspire them.

Don’t conform.

Find a tribe.

Resonate.

Be accepted.

Belong.

Best. Music. Video. Ever.

Blind Melon – No Rain

Silly Lumbersexual

The weekend is upon us and we are already more than a month into the year.

We need some silliness. Justin Timberlake’s new “Man of the Woods” video is silliness. Light, easy and fun, this tune got us up and going this morning.

Man of the Woods, it’s my pride!