Monday, December 19, 2011

Ive been working on a lot of projects/ products lately...

I have a bunch of new products/ projects coming up some im pretty excited. Im still finalizing the samples but theyre coming along well so Im pretty happy. You'll be seeing them early January I hope.
Ive had a lot of thought lately that Ive wanted to blog about but i dunno if they seem so significant now. One was how as a baby gay from our day (circa 69'-84') you get thrown a bone a TEENY TINY blip of a something "gay" in concept and it would BURN in your brain forever and I wondered if that still happened now because with the internet anything is accessible from any recorded time frame so you dont really need to be like that any more, or nearly as much, so I wonder if gay as an identity, or even "punk" is even relevant anymore. Will "gay" become like primitive art?? I wonder... If youre unsure of what I mean regarding the experience of being thrown a bone I mean how, for example in my experience, there was like a TWO SECOND shot of these bodybuilders turning a crank in Beyond The Thunderdome, and I thought they were so hot, even though one was a girl, and they burned in my brain forever but I wonder if that would even happen today. Or like BIB FORTUNA in Return of the Jedi was a FIERCE TRANNY but would he even matter now? I dunno.. there are tons of examples like that and thats what you sorta lived for. I also think its why gays clammored onto a star like judy garland or something in the past. Its ALL YOU HAD. Now everything is accessible, I wonder how thats going to change things. Its an even playing field. Its interesting what that will do with "identity" as before our pool of resources was so limited and now its just NOT...
and for those of you who dont know who Bib Fortuna is, some crazy person with lots of free time wants you to know him too:

3 comments:

Gus Brock said...

I think being gay goes beyond these impressions being burned in one's brain. If it were that simple, how could we explain two people exposed to the same influences turning out differently? And I'm glad that things are more accessible and that you can make up your own identity, without being limited to the "that's all you had" things you talked about. But this comes at a price of being authentic, which most people aren't.

gavin said...

Clearly the Bib Fortuna video was made for the 420 set ...

wavingpalms said...

I remember the two bodybuilders in THUNDERDOME, but for me it was Wez and HIS THONG in ROAD WARRIOR that totally broke my mind... THAT was impressive.

And I think you kind of answered your own question, when you made the comment the other day about there are things that we know as children that are solidified when we see our first Disney movie? I think that what you're describing is more about the timeless way the human mind works, and less about technology and access? It's always going to be these unexpected moments that click and form a personality.

JMS