9 September 2014
Damon Albarn by Wolfgang Tillmans, circa 1995

Damon Albarn by Wolfgang Tillmans, circa 1995

19 August 2014
climbing-down-bokor:

Showman with Performing Bear in the Westerwald, 1929 by August Sander

climbing-down-bokor:

Showman with Performing Bear in the Westerwald, 1929 by August Sander

(Source: houkgallery)

8 August 2014
Noel Mewton-Wood, via Callum James

Noel Mewton-Wood, via Callum James

17 July 2014 6 June 2014

Azis, “Hop” (2011)

Enjoy your weekend, everybody.

inventaire:

I’ve been wearing ÉGOÏSTE on and off for almost 20 years. It’s my favourite scent; but always the original, never the Platinum. I saw this photograph by the Dutch artist Feike Otto van der Zee and it prompted a perfect reverie.
I first smelt it on the cliffs at Balmoral Beach when I was 16. I was out with this handsome man named Beau and it was really cold and windy. He put his arm around my shoulders and pulled me close to keep us both warm. It was one of those moments of ideal intimacy I’ve never forgotten. The next morning I borrowed money from my father and bought a bottle from the perfume counter at David Jones. And ever since, whenever I smell it, I’m taken to the most comforting place.

inventaire:

I’ve been wearing ÉGOÏSTE on and off for almost 20 years. It’s my favourite scent; but always the original, never the Platinum. I saw this photograph by the Dutch artist Feike Otto van der Zee and it prompted a perfect reverie.

I first smelt it on the cliffs at Balmoral Beach when I was 16. I was out with this handsome man named Beau and it was really cold and windy. He put his arm around my shoulders and pulled me close to keep us both warm. It was one of those moments of ideal intimacy I’ve never forgotten. The next morning I borrowed money from my father and bought a bottle from the perfume counter at David Jones. And ever since, whenever I smell it, I’m taken to the most comforting place.

5 June 2014

Wendy Carlos

Surely the most commercially successful queer musician from Rhode Island, Pawtucket native Wendy Carlos first made a name for herself with Switched-On Bach, introducing the Moog to classical music listeners. She went on to compose the theme music to A Clockwork Orange and, after her gender reassignment surgery, to both The Shining and Tron. She is also a renowned photographer of eclipses.

3 June 2014

Imperial Teen, “You’re One” (1996)

1996 was a weird time for commercial radio. Just before everything was ruined by Clear Channel—IHeartRadio, for you young people—there was this weirdly fertile post-grunge modern rock space where record companies were pumping shitloads of money into literally anything. 16 Horsepower! Geggy Tah! The Primitive Radio Gods! Ashley MacIsaac! And so on. I can’t imagine any other year when a breakout hit would be by a band featuring an openly gay frontman and a band that included women on drums and bass. (Seriously, think about it.) I didn’t actually like this song much until a few years later—it never made a dent on my weekly favorite songs list—but now Seasick is one of my favorite albums of the nineties. The song’s about Kurt Cobain, I guess, but I’m more interested in the “take it like a man, boy/Kiss me like a man, boy” bridge.

(As a side note, singer Will Schwartz is tall and dreamy, and one of only a few famous-ish people that I’ve ever gotten stuttery and shy around as an adult. A friend of mine from college hooked up with him once, telling me later in a very “Oh hey I hooked up with this guy and he’s in a band that I’d never heard of before, maybe you know them?” way. I was furious with the unfairness of the world.)

1 June 2014

Dani Umpi feat. Marabish, “Tres Pasos” (2011)

It’s June, Pride Month, and while I could go on a whole variety of rants about that I thought I’d instead post some videos by queers that I like. Here’s Dani Umpi from Uruguay. Most of his songs that I’ve heard are awful, but this one is actually rather excellent. I’m not sure what’s going on in the video, though.

26 May 2014

The Acid, “Fame” (2014)