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Attack at the Fountainhead

In: Dan, Politics & Issues

On Friday, March 13th, a small group of us decided to meet up at the Fountainhead on Davie Street to have a few beers in celebration of another week complete. Tyson, Rich, Kevin, Stephen and I thought it was best to start the night off with a drink before we all went our separate ways for the rest of the night (a nice excuse to start a night of boozing at 7pm).

At around 8:15pm there was a big commotion near the pool table (close to the front doors, if you’re familiar with the establishment), and before anyone realized it, a local, regular customer was laying on the ground and another man was fleeing the scene. Thanks to a number of people who saw the fight and pursued after the man who attacked the victim, he was eventually caught further down the street.

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The Gay-Friendly Watchmen?

In: Dan, Movies

watchmen1Last night I scored free tickets to the advanced screening of the Watchmen. With all of the hype around this movie, and it’s cult following from the comic book/nerd/graphic novel genre, I thought I should check it out. Largely because Joel is into this sort of thing and I thought it in my best interest to have a valid opinion on the film, as I’m sure he and his friends will be discussing it for weeks to come.

My opinion likely won’t match those of the latest movie critics, as my rating is based primarily on the amount of full-frontal male nudity that occurs in the movie. Granted, this is all computer generated and exists on man made up entirely of electricity, with blue skin, it’s still amazing real. His body was designed around what most would consider the ‘ideal male form’ with every single muscle perfectly defined, complimented by his standoffish, lack-of-emotion characteristics. Essentially, a straight man, who has spent the last twelve years in the gym and doesn’t have a clue what sugar tastes like.

The movie itself is well done, and the director (most popular from his work on 300) deserves props for his efforts. Not having read the graphic novel myself, my original view of the film wasn’t as hopeful as those who have already fallen in love with the story, so my apologies to those who don’t agree with stance.

For all you homo-geeks out there, enjoy. It really is worth the time in the theatres (almost three hours at that)!

Book Review: I Am Not Myself These Days

In: Dan, The Arts

I am Not Myself

I just recently wrapped up reading one of the best books thus far in my life, and if you knew me well enough, you’d know it’s next to impossible to make that list.

John Kilmer-Purcell’s, I am not myself these days, made the list.

Typically, I’m not one for gay literature, as I feel the characters’ homosexual ways are often over exaggerated and the stories center more on the sexual acts versus the actual human emotions and relationships (think Danielle Steele versus Louisa May Alcott).

That’s where John Kilmer-Purcell comes in. His personal living memoire tells his drag queen tale and the chapter of his life where he falls in love with a male escort. The book revolves around the relationship, not just the sex, and struck a deep chord with me as a gay male reader. Not just because I’ve always dreamed of throwing on a sequin dress with live gold fish in my brazier (read the book, it will all make sense), but because the emotional connection and feelings expressed between the two men on each page of the book, for once felt real.

The book can be found pretty much anywhere, but the likeliest of places in Vancouver is Book Warehouse on Davie Street. If you’re not from these parts, then any online retailer or local book store should carry it. It’s the perfect way to spend an evening or two, while we’re all still waiting for the spring weather to finally set in again.

Britney’s Circus Tour Trailer!!!!!

In: Dan, Music

This just in! Your first look at the HIGHLY anticipated Britney comeback tour! She’s coming to Vancouver in April and a bunch of us are going…AND Donovan and Patrick will also be going to see her a second time in LA later in April. Adam and Brian will be joining them for the trip.

Anyway, here is the Pop Princess….

Ballet BC – Dancing on Point!

In: Dan, The Arts

Ballet BC - Cultural OlympiadLast night, the hubby and I scored tickets to a performance of Ballet British Columbia’s ‘The Goldberg Variations, Side 2: Adam, Eve and Steve”, plus “Carmen” running currently at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown VanCity.

Being a part of the Cultural Olympiad for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, it was my first taste of the artistic flavour being infused into this city in preparations leading up to the game. Being fascinated by all things dance-related, I jumped at the chance at putting on my Sunday-best and heading out for some toe-pointed entertainment!

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