Wednesday, March 14, 2018


The sad reality of the gay community- and why in 2018 it can be so easily pulled apart by politicians and anti LGBTQ activists is simply how much actual inclusion it lacks. The reflection of this can be seen clearly in many of the media platforms that cling tightly to this notion of true diversity with in the community, while practicing a very narrow concept of what is LGBTQ. A large percentage of Gay Media will strictly focus on an echo chamber of the same styles and directives in art, film, music, fashion, and behavior- only promoting and valuing similar attributes in these areas, whilst paying lip service to everything else, yet truly championing none of it. These media outlets- which are many- do not give equal time in their pages, on their radio shows, podcasts, TV shows, or various other platforms to anything outside of this narrow concept of what it means to be a Gay person in 2018. If evidence is what is required, all one has to do is simply grab every gay print publication in any town, on any news stand, watch any show on Logo, or listen to any podcast or radio show- and one will see and hear a level of sameness, conformity, and expectation that is nearly suffocating to any free thinking gay person alive.

It would be an exaggeration to see this as bullying, but to many it feels like it. To be unwelcome, ignored, or dismissed in what is suppose to be your own community- to be shunned for your interests, fashion, body type, gender, or inability to adhere to the preprogrammed ideas of what Gay Media has told us works best in relation to social interaction with in said community, may be yet another way in which certain gay persons feel oppressed or closeted- that in this community there is no place for you unless you act accordingly. A new version of the straight oppression from many decades ago.

As questionable and utterly offensive as gay provocateur Milos Yiannopoulos was before the back lash against his uglier pronouncements silenced his reach, he exposed the cracks in a framework that claimed to be altruistic and inclusive, one that brays about the diversity and encompassing invitations to all creatures, while quickly turning back to the same old song and dance with the same old features and media dominated trends it allows face time, and nothing more. It seems the one place that could be of help to the greater human community has continued to prove itself a solipsistic paradise where only a certain type will be fully embraced, and the rest can be pushed aside for the greater agenda of commercial thought and marketplace value. No longer, does it seem, the gay community at large promote and value from within- elevating, promoting, and celebrating the vast array of talent and temerity on display in our neighborhoods across the world- but more what the standard, conservative, staid conformity this agenda requires to sell itself. And THIS will be the communities down fall, and ultimate dissolution with in it's next decade, if it fails to start bringing in all voices, rather than the chosen few designated to speak for the many. It's simply become the Trump version of  events.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Ambition is a funny thing. It brings many too their knees, many more to their breaking point, and some success, glory, and the key to some sort of ego dream to others. In the vast terms of the entertainment world, success is all that matters, for it allows you to obtain more, which allows you to obtain more; a vicious cycle of nervous needs that has plagued many who have been cursed with the compulsion to create. In these modern times a desperate energy has taken hold, a fame drive straight to the heart of recalling something that could never be again, failing to appreciate and accept all that stands in present form in relation to the past, answering the original, emotional pull, adding to the dialogue, rather than merely aping and raping it. However, once this process is put into place, what is one left with in it's stead? The content then becomes king, upon which all will be revealed as to the true heart of any art- the substantive evidence that puts you into the thing itself. As for ROCK music these days, the homogenized, wet dishrag of digital distortion has gripped every style of music, cleaning up and cutting away the coarser, nastier efforts that truly answered the human soul. If you're gonna be slick, you better bring it- hard down the center and in service to saying something more than a reactionary response to shit nobody knows or cares what you are crying about, since most of your sadly misdirected, archaic, borrowed musical pouts can't compete with the more modern sounds of everything. You just can't keep up, and cannot compete. And so many cannot find any place in between to stay, their high road so high, indignation so self righteous, they know not how to handle the barrage of the Now politic- young men dying to be old in a place they think they know, but never will. Good luck to all involved, and remember to pay your publicist......