Friday, April 22, 2005

Bubbling Under

Well, what can I say, I'm very bored. Basically I've put up a new photo on gaydar's sex factor in the Bears Category, and its gotten a good response. Currently with 26 votes my score is 8.43, not bad, but just not good enough to make the Top 50, #50 having a score of 8.52 at the moment. Why can't they have a 'bubbling under' chart for guys on the cusp of making the top 50. I wanna chart damn it.

My Hand in Boyz Magazine

Ok, so its been cropped out of the shot on their online Horsemeat Disco review, but I am in the crowd shot in the magazine. Of course I am being blocked by someone and all you can see is the side of my head and a very effiminate hand waving wildly while dancing (but I know its me given who was blocking me). Also spotted is a certain guy i've been crushing on for months completely checking me out while I am obliviously dancing. Photographic evidence that he fancies me as well. It made my day anyway.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


Went to LA4 on sunday night, and it was fairly empty when we got there and it didn't pick up by the time we left. It seems that everywhere in South London was fairly quiet on Sunday night from the sounds of it as people save themselves up for the bank holiday weekend. Or maybe it was just general boredom of the scene by the regular clubbers, hard to tell.

So what to say, I am a big fan of LA3/LA4's music policy, and I would love for the club to succeed. I never really liked it at FIRE and my thoughts about Factory are a bit mixed. On the one hand its a gorgeous venue and it has a lot of potential. On the other, it suffers from the same pitfalls that made LA3 unsuccesful at FIRE in the first place ... the first being that moving the night to Vauxhall just made it another pitstop on the now familiar (to most) path of Beyond / Later / RVT / Horsemeat Disco. By the time you get to the LA there are no fresh new faces to revitailize the night and make it more interesting, just the same queens you've seen all day (weekend) long. Gone is the sense of excitement of taking a cab to Old Street with potential fresh totty waiting at the other end.

The second is that Factory as a venue seems too clinical and clean, where you need something a bit rougher and tougher for a sunday night. The podiums are too high, the lighting in the front room is too red (although the bartender was cute!) and the dj box is also way too high (in both rooms). All the bitching aside, Factory has a lot of potential as a venue, they just need to rethink the space and adjust accordingly. Make the front room a bit darker, give it a cosier feel and lower everything (podium, dj boxes, etc). Too bad the punters didn't get there, Sugarbear played a really great set in the main room as did the other djs that I caught. So I will go back to LA4 a few more times in the hopes that it will recapture the magic that was LA3 last summer ... people say you can't catch lightening in a bottle twice, I choose not to believe that.

Lib Dems ? Really ?

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:


Your actual outcome:

Labour 6
Conservative -41
Liberal Democrat 68
UK Independence Party -8
Green 38

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

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Ok, so I'm not allowed to vote in the UK. I thought I would be a Labour supporter, clearly I'm not.

-- Thanks to Ben Addict for the link, its quiet scary how similar our results are --

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

... promise ....

I was in Soho boozer Barcode last night, and I happened to overhear the conversation of the two guys standing next to me who cleary just met that night. This is how it went (more or less):

Guy #1 : I like you ...

Guy #2: Yeah , I like you too.

Guy #1: Just promise me one thing ?

Guy #2: Whats that ...

Guy #1: Promise me that when I get to know you more that you don't turn out to be camp

Guy #2: I'm not camp am I

Guy #1: No, just don't be camp ...

At this point they started kissing. I must point out that Guy #1 had a shaved head, was in his late 20s, a bit beefy and muscular, with what he thought was a butch demeanor. Guy #2 was no more than 21 years old, much skinnier, baby face, with a much more natural sense about him. I was really disturbed by this conversation. The 21 year old guy is clearly not the butchest person you'll come across, and he had a vulnerability about him. I wondered how he will react to the 'don't be camp' comment, and I was fairly annoyed that he played into Guy #1's internalized homophobia. I get really annoyed with the terms 'straight acting' and the negative connotations some gay guys have with 'camp' people. I wonder how these sorts of comments affect young guys just coming out and coming to terms with who they are and wanting to be accepted. Its a shame really that its older gay guys who should know better that make it tougher for them to accept themselves.

I really wanted to go up to Guy #2 and tell him 'be as camp as you want girl, you know you got it in you and he's not worth it.' ....

Friday, April 08, 2005

Much ado about nothing

Its been a fairly busy week, one of those weeks where you wake up on Friday and think 'how can it be Friday already ?' ... not much to report .... the usual ups / downs of day to day life. My new man obsession seems different than the others in that he actually seems interested back. What a concept. Tommorow is the Royal Wedding. Blah. I don't care. So, good weekend hopefully. I'll give a report back soon ... in the meantime .. funny story HERE ...