THREE THINGS: JONATHAN MAS by CARLOS MEDEL, CHOPPED by CEDRIC TERRELL & COLIN MULLIGAN by JADE YOUNG…
Before the disco! Check out these awesome rockin’ tracks from Sylvester And The Hot Band! Two Albums: 1973’s SYLVESTER AND THE HOT BAND & BAZAAR…
WIKIPEDIA: Returning to San Francisco, Sylvester was offered the opportunity to record a demo album by Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner. Financed by A&M Records, the album featured a cover of Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s song “Superstar,” which had been a recent hit single for The Carpenters; nevertheless, A&M felt that the work was not commercially viable and declined to release the album. For the album, Sylvester and his manager Dennis Lopez had assembled a group of heterosexual white males—Bobby Blood on trumpet, Chris Mostert on saxophone, James Q. Smith on guitar, Travis Fullerton on drums, and Kerry Hatch on bass—whom he named The Hot Band. After A&M’s initial rejection, the band provided two songs for Lights Out San Francisco, an album compiled by San Francisco’s KSAN radio and released on the Blue Thumb label. Gaining a number of local gigs, they were eventually asked to open for English glam rock star David Bowie at the Winterland Ballroom; the gig did not sell particularly well, and Bowie later commented that San Francisco did not need him, because “They’ve got Sylvester,” referring to their shared preference for androgyny.
In early 1973, Sylvester and The Hot Band were signed by Bob Krasnow to Blue Thumb. On this label, they produced their first album, in which they switched their sound from blues to the more commercially viable rock, while the Pointer Sisters were employed as backing singers. Sylvester named this first album Scratch My Flower due to a gardenia-shaped scratch-and-sniff sticker adhered to the cover, although it was instead released under the title of Sylvester and his Hot Band. The album consisted primarily of covers of songs by artists such as James Taylor, Ray Charles, Neil Young, and Leiber and Stoller. Described by one of Sylvester’s biographers as lacking in “the fire and focus of the live shows”,it sold poorly on release.
SISSYDUDE LOVES: JIM WIGLER’S LATE 90’s SHOTS (including DONNIE RUSSO, BRIAN ANGER & ANTHONY) for HONCHO, BEAR and other FINE PUBLICATIONS…
So sad to hear of Walt Cessna’s passing today. I really love his work and have had a few amusing Facebook conversations with him through the years. My favourite conversation was a couple of years back. Cessna messaged me saying that he wanted me to edit/curate his images for a book. I of course was very keen on doing this. I told him “yes” without knowing any details. Within two minutes he messaged me back to say “great” and that he’d like me to come over for dinner “tonight”. I told him sadly I couldn’t make it that night cus I lived in Toronto. That was the last I heard of the project. But we still kept in touch and he always appreciated when I posted his stuff on Sissydude.
We were part of the early queer Tumblr tribes that obsessively shared our love for sexy correctness. I adored his Tumblr photos… they reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s photographs with a splash of Tiger Beat pin-ups by way of
Since I’m an obsessive guy myself, I took a few hours and went through Cessna’s Tumblr archive and pulled the images that spoke to me today.
If you’d like to know more about Walt and see more of his work, I’ve added links here.
Correct Love to you Walter. XXXO John
WALT CESSNA TUMBLR ARCHIVE HERE
This site always makes me happy. So much beauty and interesting antidotes.
See all of the wonders of FRONT FREE ENDPAPER
“An eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing, gay life, gay sex, science fiction and victorian photographs.”
“I am a book collector, book dealer, publisher and writer living in Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK. This blog is my personal space for the recording of my numerous interests including science-fiction, victorian and vintage photography, gay literature, book design, typography, homoerotic artwork, the Amazon river, the books of Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), Forrest Reid, sundry gay Victorian and Edwardian characters, Slash Fiction, Samuel R Delany, Vintage swimwear, Willard Price, Venice, and so on… Alongside all of that you also get a personal journal of life and memoir and the self-therapy you have come to know and love from bloggers.” – Callum James
Sissydude Valentine ode to James Bidgood & Pierre et Gilles… with a vintage guy named “Kevin”
Oh, XL… you are such a beauty.
VALENTINES ROUND-UP AFTER THE JUMP…
SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE BEAUTIFUL BOYS @ HomOrgias , PHOTOS by KAIQUE HECTOR, NEKO BERMUDES, GABRIEL VARGAS, GUILHERME SOARES & FELIPE STUCCI…
Poetic HOMORGIAS/homologies –
“Visual-performatic-poetic design on homomorphism, homoerotic and homoafeto.
A celebration of the sensitive male fragile body in a situation of affection / love / desire / passion / horniness (resistance).”
See the whole picture set of NICO HERE
Yes We Can Can! Perfect song for all marching Saturday in support of the Women’s March on Washington.
Thanks Rachel Giese!
Side note: The Pointer Sisters’ 40’s look is one of my fave things of all time… the BEST. So enjoy these lovely photos of the girls working this iconic look…
Responding to a question on Twitter asking her how she felt about Trump selecting Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Nancy Sinatra responded, “Just remember the first line of the song.”
Lyric FYI: “And now, the end is near, And so I face the final curtain”
Nancy’s Twitter HERE
APERTURE: George Dureau (born in New Orleans, 1930; died in New Orleans, 2014) was a painter, sculptor, and photographer known for his focus on the male nude. His paintings command regional and national recognition, and draw on classical and baroque traditions. His photographs of nudes, street people, and people who are maimed and deformed (often figures also incorporated within his paintings and sculptures), have garnered international acclaim. Often compared to Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, Dureau’s black male nudes predate Mapplethorpe’s Black Book pictures by several years. Also classically formal, they distinguish themselves from Mapplethorpe’s work by the nature of the connection between photographer and subject.
Dureau’s career has been the subject of retrospectives at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (2006 and 2011) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (2009). The first exhibition of his photographs in New York (at Higher Pictures) was in 2012. Immersed in New Orleans’s unique art and culture throughout his life, Dureau became a widely known character of the French Quarter.
photo above: chalxharn
Mario by Dick Mitchell for Summer Diary
INSPIRED (and HOTARIOUS) LOOK OF THE NIGHT: SUPER HOT URIAH HARRIS doing CHER/THE WAY OF LOVE (and a few SEXY pics thrown in)
Uriah Harris by Marco Ovando – LOVE|SEXO Magazine #2
So much fun! Inspired performances and imaginative outfits abound!!!
Lady Galore – Concept / organisation / Ass. director (literally)
Dylan Tonk – Director 🍆
Guillaume Versteeg – Camera / Editing 🎥
Lazlo Tonk – production assistant / editing
GJ Kooijman – production assistant
Naftalie Vader – production assistant
Willemieke Bongers – production assistant
Pascal Koelemij – production assistant
Bambi Mercury – audio track