Nothing’s more important!!!!!!!!!

If you’ve had a Loved One, Friend, Co-Worker or Neighbor whose battled cancer and won or lost, the Stand Up To Cancer concert that will be multicast by the big three networks is not to be missed.  I’ve also included links to contribute to the cause.  If you’d like to get involved but don’t have the time or resources, you can also go to Itunes and puchase the song as of Tuesday, next week.

“Just Stand Up,” a charity single recorded by 15 all-stars – Mariah, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Keyshia Cole, Leann Rimes, Ashanti and Ciara, in anticipation of the September 5 “Stand Up for Cancer” telethon. The record was produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and L. A. Reid – their first collaboration in 20 years. “Just Stand Up” will start getting airplay around the country tonight, and debut officially on iTunes on September 2.
(For More Info & Donate: http://www.standup2cancer.org/

CLIK THE PIC TO HEAR TO SONG.

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So unlike the ‘SISTA’

There’s a hot new performer about to make a very big entrance in time to make this a memorable summer.  Her name is Solange Knowles.  Yes, the sister of the rump shaker herself.  Her sound is totally un-Beyonce. and that’s a very good thing.  It’s a throwback to the soul-pop of the late sixties and seventies and you’ll want to visit I-tunes and grab the entire album because its that good.

As usual, clic the pic and enjoy the hit.

Pass the flag on…

Via Kelly at Rambling Along in Life…. He’s started what’s become a yearly tadition. He posts a flag representing Pride and requests that all his visitors, (daily or just passing through) post it on their own blogs as a show of gay solidarity. However, this year he’s asked that all who participate tell the story of their own transition into the greater family of man.  The out ‘n proud GAY ONE.

In contemplating this, I again realized what I’ve always known.  Mine was a cake-walk when put up against the stories we all tell of this pivotal moment.  I was the son of two progressive NY’ers who each had gay siblings who were out; and proud of it, long before my 1973 debut into ‘the life.”

The pain I caused myself anticipating how to broach the subject with the fam, was eased by my father who knew what I was experiencing- since my first crush was sent to a Kabul to study for the summer and I wore a new groove into Carole Kings ‘So Far Away’; he made sure I knew he understood and still loved me. Made sure I kept myself physically safe from the rest of the neighborhood and assured me that Avi would return and life would continue. He did, and it did.

I am a proud gay man on this special day when my brothers and sisters on the left coast, get their civil rights recognized come this afternoon. HAPPY PRIDE

HUMP-DAY LEXX-ISMS

I’VE TRIED MY BEST OF LATE TO REFOCUS AND FIND SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN- OTHER THAN JUST MYSELF. THEN I REALIZED- IT WAS ALRIGHT; IT WAS ALWAYS THERE BEFORE ME WAITING TO BE FOUND AGAIN.

THESE ARE NOT ONLY MY FAVORITE QUOTATIONS… THEY’RE THE WORDS I STRIVE TO LIVE BY; AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

POST hoc ERGO propter hoc… LATIN FOR: after this, therefore- because of this

–Jed Bartlett, President of the U.S. (The West Wing)

Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.
— Zora Neale Hurston

A voice says, “Hi, hello, how are you?”
Well, I guess I’m doin’ fine

— The Rolling Stones, “Get Off of My Cloud”

 We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.

— Carlos Castaneda

“Be Yourself” is about the worst advice you can give to people.
— Mark Twain

Whatever attitudes we habitually use toward ourselves, we will use on others, and whatever attitudes we habitually use toward others, we will use on ourselves. The situation is comparable to our serving food to ourselves and to other people from the same bowl. Everyone ends up eating the same thing–we must examine carefully what we are dishing out. 

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem.
Most things are judged by their jackets.
— Baltasar Gracian

It is 10 times harder to command the ear
than to catch the eye.

— Duncan Maxwell Anderson

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
— Carl Sandburg
Don’t wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
— Albert Camus

When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.
— Winston Churchill

Truth sucks. Fuck truth. Style is more important —how you do each and every little thing.

— Charles Bukowski
 If you can’t razzle them with dazzle, baffle them with bullshit.
— W.C. Fields

‘the photo was borrowed from a stellar post by [kicken tina]

“HEY BABE- all those droplets had to land somewhere; right?

 

 

I AM BORN

On a rainy Tuesday, a whole Lotta years ago, 4-4-61; at 11:46am, I was born into this world. And I’m still pissed at the early wake-up let me tell ya. I don’t recall if I’m full of face or full-o-grace, the jury’s still out on either, but I’m having dinner with family and a few close friends.  It’s supposed to be a surprise, but Cousin Jean knows all to well that the wrong outfit and no steak frittes with snails and a crisp white means trouble for all. Real Family; ya gotta love ’em.

and I do! 

Some catchy Natasha Beddingfield is included in the pic bellow. The song is a lot like my life lately; just when you think its all over- there’s another verse that makes it all make sense– to get through!!!

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Oh, C’mon! You knew this one was coming.

Is it just me, or are the squirrels in the park getting sneakier?
— Grace Adler

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A souce told MSNBC’s The Scoop that Will is definitely in the process of becoming a member, “He’s been getting more and more involved. And it isn’t just him, it’s definitely Jada, too.

Get the entire story over at d-listed

why is this day is different from all others?

Aside from many battles with addiction- her weight fluctuations- her topsy-turvy career & artistic accomplishments, (an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy; etc., she remans one of the Grande Dames of diva worship. Happy Birthday Baybee!

Oh!, and Liza turns 61 today, too.