Bob Mould “Tiny Desk Concert”

Bob Mould, punk rock Godfather and cultural icon dropped by the NPR studios to do a very impromptu 4-song set. Three of the songs were from his latest album Beauty And Ruin (a personal favorite that spends a lot of time on my turn table lately) plus one classic Hüsker Dü song, ‘Makes No Sense At All.’

It’s easy to forget just how many songs from his career have been part of the soundtrack of my life. With so many incarnations (he also fronted the early 90s band Sugar), unless you’re engaged enough, you might not realize you know that many songs from his catalogue.

Anyway.. pick up the vinyl of his album here. Enjoy the show.

Download the whole show from the NPR site.

Ian Parks

Shooting a few scenes for some up-coming projects including my next Titanmen movies Bad Cop and Hardly Working (all titles are tentative until they’re official, so that’s a working title).

My buddy the handsome and talented Ian Parks happened to be in town, so he came by the house for a dip in the pool and I hauled out my camera and we snapped a few pictures. Because that’s how I roll.

Ian can be seen in Where The Bears Are.

Season 3 is starting soon…

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Island House Here We Come…

Carlo and I have been regular visitors to Island House in Key West for a few years now. It’s like our home away from home. The “best gay resort in the world” was listed for sale recently and all the fans and regulars were a bit nervous… would the new owners change it away from the pitch-perfect place we’d grown to know and love?

Seems so… because no prospective buyers were interested in keeping Island House the same. So instead of selling out and seeing such a special thing go away, Island House was taken off the market.

To celebrate, we booked an extended 10-day stay at our favorite get away. We’ll be there at the beginning of October. I can’t wait.

The above video was one I edited a couple years ago for their “Island House After Dark” campaign. But here’s a video where I answer a few Frequently Asked Questions about it…

And of course, my first visit there…

and finally… some of the debauchery that I get to when I’m there…

Battle For The Heart of Silverlake.

Screenshot 2014-08-07 20.19.03   I love my neighborhood of Silverlake where I’ve lived for nearly 10 years. It’s my home. I love my favorite coffee places and restaurants. I spend hours at Vacation Vinyl talking about music and buying records. It’s the kind of place where I can walk in and the owner or staff know just what has come in that I haven’t heard but will love. But eventually everything cool gets wrecked and now that we have an amazing Los Angeles neighborhood, all the monied trust fund brats are coming in and out-pricing the kinds of people who make the neighborhood special. We’ve seen other great areas like Venice Beach slowly become out of reach for nearly anyone but the richest of the rich. It’s sad to see. But it’s happy to see the people fighting back. Listen to the whole story at NPR. The house next to ours was torn down and built back up very quickly… and then sold to a couple to give to their 23 year-old daughter who’s in college. Because all 23 year-old college students need their own $750,000 house purchased for them. We really do need another French Revolution.

Coming Soon…

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My next Titanmen movie Morning Wood will be released this month.

Some might remember that last year, I’d shot the first scene with Josh West and Jesse Jackman. Also in this movie are Dario Beck, Tom Wolfe (I’ll have a story about that scene soon), Nick Prescott and Tyler Edwards.

Coming soon to Titanmen.

#LazyBearWeekend2014

It’s been a great day so far. Hung out at the West Sonoma Inn’s pool party… tonight is the underwear party. Wish me luck…

Lazy Bear is many things. Some guys use it as a base for wine tours or river tubing, some just go to the dance parties. Carlo and I send a lot of time lazing by the pool and making friends over cocktails.

If you haven’t been, check out their Facebook Page if you wanna plan a trip for next year.