Rainbow Kitten Surprise gives us Fever Pitch
Rainbow Kitten Surprise gives us Fever Pitch
There is a rhythm to life. A rhythm that moves, changes, comes, goes, returns and revolves. Whatever rhythm we are in, we must never forget that “This too shall pass”.
This too shall pass, whether it’s bad or good. That’s the rub. Good things pass as well.
We choose to which it is we focus our attention.
Sammy Davis Jr. in Sweet Charity. Bob Fosse is genius.
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!
Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson last eve on SNL.
“Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all”
Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton just dropped a new single.
As a young teenage boy I dreamed. I also feared.
I feared that my dream of being able to be part of the late 1970s Castro Street Gay Scene in San Fransisco wouldn’t ever come to fruition. Still I dreamed and I hoped I would be part of it one day.
The 1980s came and I came out, graduated from high school then started college. I still dreamed. Then an epidemic spread and gay men were dying. Not only dying but dropping like flies of horrific painful deaths. The AIDS epidemic had started in San Fransisco and New York. My dream dimmed, flickered and died out.
Gay society, as it had evolved, died along with the casualties of 100’s of thousands of men in the prime of their life. Or so it seemed.
Life in my hometown isolated away from the gay epicenters became safe. California was far away. I had never been and thus made no plans to go.
Later on life would take another path and California would become my home. San Fransisco and L.A would become my playgrounds just north of my San Diego home. However this post isn’t about that turn of events and eventual blessings. This post is about a lifestyle from a part of history.
My understanding of it is that in the late 1960s, before my childhood memory kicks into consistency, San Fransisco became a social experiment. It became a place of refuge, expression, dissonance, art, rebellion, experimentation and change. Born of this era the later 1970’s sexual revolution would allow gay lifestyle to flourish, especially in San Fransisco. It was this 1960s era in this enlightened place that would change minds and broaden the potential of a society that was to come.
Today I stumbled upon this historical clip. At this moment I pause, reflect and feel gratitude for those who expressed themselves. Expressed themselves not only so they could live an open honest authentic life, but that others may follow their newly emblazoned path.
Their path helped us get to where we are today. May their path also help us to continue and go to many new, better and brighter places in our future.
Never loose sight. Never stop dreaming. Don’t ever loose hope. Start by enlightening yourself, then those around yourself.
Who do you prefer?
In life we have a choice.
1) Sit around, bitch and blame others.
2) Pick ourselves up and do something.
Hamilton – “Wrote My Way Out” ( Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc )
You? You get to choose.
One if our absolute favorite artist of today has released a new one.
Fearsome happily posts Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats new release …
“You Worry Me”
To love thy neighbor and to serve others is grace come true.
We all are one. Let us celebrate, love and respect.
May peace and joy be yours to enjoy and share.
Yet another Fearsome tradition…
…and the traditions continue here at Fearsome’s place…
Today marks the shortest day of the year in this here northern hemisphere.
Let us celebrate the return of the sun.
Tradition is something we here at Fearsome Beard attempt to maintain for our holiday celebrations. Yesterday we brought you Babs lip syncing Babs. Today we are Wishing You a Drag Queen Christmas!
Something really over the top…
With appropriate timing we kick off the Christmas week on the last evening of Hanukkah with Babs Levine lip syncing one of Fearsome’s favorite Barbra Streisand Christmas tunes.
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
Carry a tune?
Not one of my talents.
So I’ll rely on Steve Grand to sing for me the Christmas song I want to sing to The Better Half.
This one is for you babe.
I love you.
Happy Halloween Y’all!
Good Monday morning!
An appropriate Holiday toe tapper to start our week.