Friday, July 30, 2010

Gay Cheque ~ Seeking Fame And Fortune (& Double Bonus)

Double Bonus:

Toronto Porn God (who I've got a bit of a crush on), Sam Swift and a soaked bearded beast!!

Have a great weekend!

And if you're in Ontario, Canada...

...have an awesome holiday weekend!!!

Fragmented, Random Thoughts

I don't think it's right to tout an "All Day Breakfast!" when closing time is at 2:30 in the afternoon.

If people are talking behind your back, it just means you're ahead of them.

Clearly, "Elizabeth Hasselbeck" is just another way of saying, "fucked up retard."

Don't give me an article about communication...and then not talk to me about it!

It's ironic that the ONLY reason anyone knows Kara Dioguardi's name is the same source tossing her back into obscurity.

I'm sure there's more...I just can't think of any.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Time For Your Gift ~or~ I Got Some Ice Cream!

So, I reached out to my bff, Cazwell (we're like that ) after he tweeted the Amanda Lepore picture that I posted yesterday.

By the way, thanks to peenee and MJ, I'm now considering collagen and hormone injections. I digress.

Caz has himself a hot new summer track, Ice Cream Truck, and the pin in Amanda's hair is an Ice Cream Truck promo item...

Naturally, I thought it would be cool to get a bunch to give away to everybody (except peenee and MJ), and Caz did one better...

Just click on Cazwell and get your free ice cream treat!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's A Gift...

...but I can't tell you what it is yet.

Here's a clue:

I figure it will make up for the lack of a Tuesday's Child this week...

Going To The Beach With The Gorillaz!

Gorillaz just announced their fall tour!

10/14 in Toronto, baby!!!

Tour Dates:

10-03 – Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
10-05 – Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
10-06 – Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
10-08 – New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10-10 – Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
10-11 – Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
10-13 – Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
10-14 – Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
10-16 – Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
10-17 – Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10-19 – Houston, TX - Toyota Center
10-20 – Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
10-22 – Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
10-24 – Denver, CO - Wells Fargo Theatre
10-26 – Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
10-27 – Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
10-30 – Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
11-02 – Seattle, WA - Key Arena
11-03 – Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
11-11 – Dublin, Ireland - O2 Arena
11-12 – Manchester, England - Evening News Arena
11-14 – London, England - O2 Arena
11-15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
11-17 – Birmingham, England - NIA
11-18 – Brighton, England - Centre
11-21 – Berlin, Germany - Velodrom
11-23 – Paris, France - Zenith
11-25 – Antwerp, Belgium - Lotto
12-06 – Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome
12-08 – Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
12-11 – Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver
12-16 – Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre
12-19 – Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
12-21 – Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Exclusive! Spotlight On Les Sterling

Yes, readers...the time has come to see a little more of Chris Craig (the model in the banner), and learn more about the man that took his photograph.

Les Sterling is a Seattle based photographer who, in his own words, is "not a "fashion" photographer. I'm an artist and experimental filmmaker."

Looking through his portfolio, anyone could see that he is absolutely right. You won't find any typically fashion-y photographs; you'll find beautiful, captivating images, but nothing that comes off as "typical."

I had the chance to reach out to Les and ask him some more questions about himself and his artistry. He graciously agreed, AND shared some exclusive images with The Lisp.

When did you know that photography was your calling?

In school, when I was 9, I got to participate in a small class that studied photography. We made pinhole cameras out of oatmeal canisters, and I kinda fell in love. We experimented with black and white 110 film, back when they actually made it, and the darkroom was an amazing place for my young brain. I loved it. I loved the mechanics of taking a photo, then printing the image, and I decided that every time I got to do any sort of independent study kind of thing, I would make it photography. Over time, as I learned more about the mechanics of photography and the creative part of art in general, and I knew I wanted to be there. Fashion and “model” photography never really appealed to me – I was drawn more to the beautiful simplicity of the body itself. I’ve often said that for me, the image is more about creating a sculpture out of people, then I just photograph the result. That’s why I started building the clothes and props myself, as much as possible for models instead of using clothes with massive logos or anything on them.

What was the first picture that you took that stood out from the norm?

It was a photo that I took in college (1993?) of a friend of mine walking on a VERY high wall in Kansas City overlooking the highway. I really fell in love with the photo – it was the first time I’d really taken a photo out of proportion and played with the concept of depth and space in that “mindfuck” sort of way.

My photo instructor told me about a student contest that Nikon was sponsoring with some photo magazine, and she encouraged me to enter it. So, I sent it with a couple other photos, and it ended up winning an award.

What “growing pains” did you experience?

When I really started out in the mid 90’s, it was just before digital really took over the world. So, as I was really hitting some creative strides with film, digital exploded. And there was a MASSIVE onslaught of so-called “photographers” that entered the art world. In a weird way, it ended up being a huge blessing, because these dilettante artists made my work look better by comparison. The availability of good cameras at a decent price aren’t going to help without skill or technique, though. The biggest pain is just learning new technology as it rolls at me. Which, ultimately, ends up being a lot of fun.

What photograph put you “on the map?"

It was a black and white photo of a model named Andrei. When I lived in Chicago, I met him. He was in medical school, and completely new to the modeling world – that really appealed to me. Professional “models” are great, don’t get me wrong. But when I work with someone who isn’t a “model” in the professional sense, but has a great sense of their own body, it’s a perfect creative storm. The photos from Andrei’s shoot sat on a shelf for a year or so, then I moved to Seattle and exhibited it in a group show, and it sold 5 minutes after it opened. Since then, it is my most sold, most commented-on photo. And now, Andrei is doing more professional modeling, has never looked better, and as far as I know is practicing medicine.

I'm always interested in the beginnings of an artist. The idea of seeing their first pieces of work and the progression from there. Hopefully, seeing an artist develop a signature style and the ability to always be inspired.

I'll have more about Les Sterling in just a few days. He talks about his influences, dream subjects, and the picture he wishes he took. I'll also be sharing an exclusive look at Les' current project, Bondage & Ballet.

But first, enjoy a little more of Les' work with Chris.

"I’m a huge fan of Warhol superstar Joe D’Allesandro, and when I had Chris Craig in the studio, we stumbled upon this little photographic homage."


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Header Man

Well that didn't take long...

I've received two messages as to who the hunkasaurus is in the header, and he's been there less than 24 hours!

His name is Christopher Craig and he was snapped by a new favourite of mine, Les Sterling. You may recognize Chris from Les Sterling's Cabaret! at beautiful.mag

I'll have a little more of Chris and Les later this week...stay tuned!


Somebody has a LOT of time on their hands, but in this case....THAT'S OKAY!

I stumbled across this post on the webs earlier this week.

It starts out like this...see if you can recognize it...

I think I'm in a state of shock.
I know the tour's over, but it's--
Last week in Spain, I really felt like I was gonna have a nervous breakdown.
I couldn't take the crowds, do the shows. It was too hot.
Everything was getting to me. And I thought...
I think I'm getting ready for the depression for when the tour's over.
But I really didn't feel emotional last night.
I know everybody else did...
but I didn't feel emotional because it was like it already ended for me.
It's like when you know someone's dying...
you have to make your peace before they die.
I've done this with close friends of mine.
I make my peace with it before it happens...
so I don't get really hurt.
And then when it happens it's like...
I don't feel anything.
But I know I'll feel something later.
I just don't know when that's gonna be.
I guess it's a protection device.
I hope I'm in a safe place when it happens.

I'll put the "source" in the comments. Otherwise, check out this Amazing moment of fandom!

Last Night...I Had A Dream...

...and I bought this watch!

I've never even seen it until TODAY!

In my dream, it was $3500

What do you think that means????

Even weirder...I haven't really paid much attention to Gucci since Tom Ford left! Hmmm....I'ma check Tom's website!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Bush In The Hand, But Three In The White House?

Oh, yeah...

You read that right. Leave it to my immense disdain for the Bush Klan to pull out a serious post on a blog that, let's face it, has been pretty fluffy lately.

Jeb Bush, brother to George W., son to George H., is being touted for the 2012 Republican ticket. I can't even fathom what kind of horrific mess this Bush could do to put the exclamation point on THAT sentence.

You know, I was all concerned that talking potato (Sarah Palin) would run in '12. But then I thought, No, if Levi does nothing else to thank his fans (read: gay chickenhawks), he'll drop some big bomb right when it matters the most.

Well, now who cares WTF she does!? One Bush, fine. Second, okay. "Four More Years!"'re fucking me right? And now a third?

Sweet mother of all that is good and pure and sane, please please please don't let this happen. It's not that I don't think the big O can't win another election; it's that I don't want to know just how RETARDED the right is.


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