Posted by SGT. COACH on Sunday Jul 5, 2015 Under DO YOU KNOW?
CHAPTER MUSIC: In 1973, two wide-eyed young music fans made their way to Los Angeles and were introduced by a notoriously touchy-feely road manager for the Doors. They fell into a relationship that would produce five of the most criminally neglected singles of the decade, as well as a treasure trove of unreleased recordings. John “Smokey” Condon was a bewitchingly beautiful Baltimore transplant, himself no angel after spending his teenage years partying with the John Waters crowd. EJ Emmons was a budding record producer from New Jersey, already starting to work in small studios around Hollywood.
Condon had marched in New York the night after the Stonewall Riots in 1969, and so by the time he and EJ created Smokey, they weren’t about to hold back. Released in 1974, first single Leather b/w Miss Ray wasn’t just openly gay, it was exultantly, unapologetically gay, examining front-on the newly-liberated leather and drag scenes thriving in America’s urban centres. READ THE FULL STORY HERE!
Songs from forthcoming Chapter Music reissue compilation How Far Will You Go? – The S&M Recordings 1973-81, to be released on vinyl, CD and digital on June 23, 2015. Pre-order now via CHAPTER RE-ISSUES
Posted by SGT. COACH on Friday Jul 3, 2015 Under DO YOU KNOW?
Polari was a form of slang used by gay men in Britain prior to the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1967, used primarily as a coded way for them to discuss their experiences. It quickly fell out of use in the 70s, although several words entered mainstream English and are still used today. For more about Polari: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari
Mainly gay men, although also lesbians, female impersonators, theatre people, prostitutes and sea-queens (gay men in the merchant navy). It was not limited to gay men, however. Straight people who were connected to the theatre also used it, and there are numerous cases of gay men teaching it to their straight friends. THIS INFO from Department of circlesLinguistics and English Language:
The most famous users of Polari were Julian and Sandy (played by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams) in the 1960s BBC radio comedy show, Round The Horne (written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman). However, it has also been used in the past by Julian Clary, Larry Grayson, Peter Wyngarde, and in a Jon Pertwee episode of Dr Who (Carnival of Monsters).
How many words are there?
I have collected almost 500 Polari terms, although it’s unlikely that most people would have known or even used that many. During my research I found that people’s individual knowledge of Polari was very different – about 20 core words were known to almost all speakers, and then there was a much large fringe lexicon, of which most people would only know a small sample. Therefore, there were lots of different versions in existence – different pronunciations, spellings and meanings of the same word.
What words were in it?
There are lots of words for types of people, occupations, body parts, clothing and everyday objects. There were also a lot of evaluative adjectives in it. It was ideal for gossip. Verbs concerned sexual acts, cruising or looking at people. Some (but not all) of the core lexicon words are:
ajax – next to
bevvy – drink
bitch – catty gay man or to complain
blow(job) – to give oral sex
bona – good
camp – effeminate, outrageous etc
cod – awful
cottage – public toilet used for sex
dish – anus/bum
dolly – pretty
drag – clothing (usually the sort you’re not expected to wear)
eek – face
feely – young
lally – leg
lattie – house
naff – awful, tasteless
nanti – none, no, nothing, don’t, beware
omi – man
omi-palone – gay man
palone – woman
Polari – to talk, or the gay language itself
riah – hair
send up – to make fun of
TBH – to be had
The Dilly – Piccadilly Circus, a popular hang-out for male prostitutes in London
trade – a gay sex partner, often one who doesn’t consider himself to be gay
vada – to look
Posted by SGT. COACH on Sunday Apr 12, 2015 Under DO YOU KNOW?
SLATE: In the same way that porn magazines are often hidden under pillows or locked away on the top shelves of closets, the history of “beefcake” photography has been highly secretive. The photographer and models who created the hunky, hyper-masculine work beginning in the 1940s right up to the pre-disco age, did it on the sly often dodging strict obscenity laws that landed some of them in prison, forced them to endure harassment and attacks, and kept almost all of them hiding deep in the closet.
For Petra Mason, the editor of 100% Rare All Natural Beefcake, published by Rizzoli, trying to track down the images, and, more significantly, the holder of the copyrights, turned out to be a bit like falling down a rabbit hole. READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE @ SLATE
Posted by SGT. COACH on Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 Under DO YOU KNOW?
We interviewed So You Think You Can Fuck Season 4 contestant, Bryce Evans, to talk about his sex life and his cruising preference. In this candid interview, muscular Bryce didn’t hesitate to answering questions from our readers.
How long have you been doing porn?
I’ve been in porn for a few years now. I took the last year off to enjoy some time away and have just recently started to give it my full attention again.
Where can our readers find your movies?
I’ve worked with a number of studios including Dominic Ford, Paragon Men, Men.com and Pride Studios to name a few.
Where are you from / what city do you live now?
I’m originally from Florida and currently live in South Florida.
What is your favorite cruising / cottaging spot (truck stop, public park etc)?
Well, South Florida is full of existing sex spots where you can meet horny guys so it is difficult to single out just one.
Define a “hot sex”.
That’s a great question. I think “hot sex” is when you want to just explode from the euphoria of the experience and yet, you don’t want it to end because you’re enjoying it so much.
When was the last time you got laid? How was it?
Ha! I’m a porn star! How about asking me when did I not get laid? Ok I’m kidding. I think that there needs to be a disconnect between when you perform and when you have sex in your personal life. As for me, I enjoy sex and will have it as often as possible. So go figure when was the last time I had sex (gives a wink).
Are you a top or a bottom?
I enjoy bottoming with the right person, however, I prefer to top a hot ass.
What type of men do you like?
There’s no single answer for that. I like to play with twinks and fuck them. As for a relationship, I prefer middle age men, in great shape, attractive and successful.
Do you like rough or vanilla sex?
Somewhere in the middle.
Do you have any fetish?
I was introduced to the world of foot fetish by the guys behind “myfriendsfeet.com” and have really come to find that feet worshiping can be hot and a real turn on.
Public sex or bedroom? Why?
Public sex has its excitement factor but I have to admit that it’s the bedroom for me.
When cruising on Squirt, what are you looking for in an online profile? What would make you message a guy?
Your picture is important.
You need to try and find your most revealing shot without giving away all the goods. A nice picture of you in a pair of sexy underwear leaves me wondering what else can you offer. That is what would make me contact you…
We’ll be interviewing more porn stars in the coming weeks. What would you like to ask them? Tell us in the survey box below.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Friday Jan 31, 2014 Under DO YOU KNOW?
NFL COM: From 1965-77, Jerry Smith was a two-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Washington Redskins. At the time he retired, Smith held the record for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. Yet off the field, Smith lived with a personal secret he did not publicly share with his teammates. NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues with Jerry Smith: A Football Life. The one-hour documentary chronicles the life of Smith, detailing his career with the Redskins, his life as a gay athlete and his death from AIDS. BELOW are links to the 4 part doc.
PART ONE: A PRIVATE LIFE BECOMES PUBLIC
Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith met with a reporter for a feature and it ended up being a big moment in history. See how the profile on Smith led to the first retired professional athlete to reveal his homosexuality.
PART TWO: LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE
Former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith found his calling on the football field, but it was not an easy life. See how a closeted gay man became a dominant tight end in an intolerant era.
PART THREE: A KNOWN SECRET
Could Jerry Smith be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame if not for one fluky play? We take a closer look at Smith’s legacy and learn about his personal life and how he kept it separate from football.
PART FOUR: STARING DEATH IN THE FACE
When former Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith retired, he moved to Texas and opened up a gay bar. Later he was diagnosed with HIV, and passed away at the age of 43.
HBO: ‘Looking’ offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living — and loving — in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group’s oldest member — longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39 — is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled.
The trio’s stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices — and rights — for gay men. Also important to the ‘Looking’ mix is the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group’s lives. Rounding out the ‘Looking’ world are a bevy of dynamic gay men including Kevin (Russell Tovey), Lynn (Scott Bakula), and Richie (Raul Castillo), as well as a wide-range of supporting characters like Dom’s roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agustín’s boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick’s co-worker Owen (Andrew Law).