Hot Instagram Pictures of Kim Kardashian Wearing Braids

Yesterday, as I checked my Instagram updates, I noticed a steamy Kim Kardashian pic. The pic contained Kim wearing braids and revealing a breast.

Recently, not only was she accused of stealing from black folks, Kim also received backlash for calling her hairstyle Bo Derek braids. Actually, the braids originate from the Fulani women of East and West Africa. So, when Kim K gave credit to a white actress, shit hit the fan.

For those that don’t know, Bo Derek wore the braids in the 1979 film “10”.

But fuck all that. Y’all just wanna see Kim K pics. Here they are. Enjoy.







Posted in Photos | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

How Gay Culture Influenced The Metal Music Scene

I never forgot it! It was back in my 1980’s Lake Howell High School years. (That’s in Central Florida.) When I mentioned I liked Prince, what did metal-heads say?

“Prince is gay!”

Yet, their metal heroes were the most masculine dudes in the world.  In the 80’s, real men wore tight leather pants and makeup.

Real men like Motley Crue.

80s motley crue

How about some Poison?

Poison 1980's

Christians jumped on the bandwagon, too!  I didn’t forget Stryper.

Christian Metal Band Stryper

Borrowed from

While we’re at it, let’s dig up Twisted Sister. (For the record, that’s the name of the band. Not the lead singer. Just like Alice Cooper was originally the name of the band, and not the singer.)

80s heavy metal band Twisted Sister

One more, there was even a time Pantera looked like real men. Observe the pretty hair.

pantera glam hair

As the reader can see, when metal-heads called my favorite musician gay, their heroes were the most masculine men in the world.

Thinking about this now, I always remember the story about Rob Halford,  lead singer of heavy metal group Judas Priest.

Rob Halford

For decades, Mr. Halford sported leather and studs. Many metal bands took on this look. (Observe the Motley Crue pic.)

Back in 1998, Mr. Halford came out of the closet. As for his look? He got it from underground gay culture.

gay leather culture

Yet, back in the 1980’s, many metal-heads didn’t know that.  They didn’t realize one of their heroes actually looked like a member of 70’s disco group Village People. A group who sung about fun at the Young Men’s Christian Association. Also known as the YMCA.

Village People leather guy

Even the term “heavy metal” has gay origins. I shall quote a line from gay writer William S. Burroughs. This is from his novel The Soft Machine, the first mention of the term.

“With their diseases and orgasm drugs and their sexless parasite life forms – Heavy Metal People of Uranus wrapped in cool blue mist of vaporized bank notes – And the Insect People of Minraud with metal music.”

Y’all saw that Uranus reference, right?

A gay man influenced the metal look. Also, a gay man first coined the term “heavy metal”. I guess this is why instead of “heavy metal”, the music is now just called “metal”.

Understand, I have nothing against metal music. It’s just that ignorant folks irritate my scalp worse than dandruff. Oh yea, apparently, the metal music scene
still has a homophobia problem.

But what do I know? I’m just a bitter, middle-aged, black man who wouldn’t know shit about music stolen…I mean heavily borrowed from black musician Jimi Hendrix.


Nope, I don’t know shit. Let me return back to my Prince music.



Posted in music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beyoncé’s Sexy Black Outfit

I just happen to be on Instagram and noticed this sexy outfit worn by Queen Bea. (Did I say the name right?)

Beyonce's sexy black outfit

Damn, look at those curves! And this is what Jay Z cheated on!

Wait! I fucked up! I got two more pics!

Beyonce Sexy Black Outfit 2

Beyonce Black Oufit 2

Posted in music, Photos | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Def Leppard’s Upcoming 2018 US Tour with Journey

Back in April 2016, I blogged about rock group’s Def Leppard’s famous phrase “gunter glieben glauchen globen”. I thought nothing of it. The words just popped up into my head one day. Then, I decided to write a blog post about them.

For two years, that has been one of my blog’s top ten most read posts.

Recently, media promoters contacted me about Def Leppard’s upcoming 2018 US tour with Journey. This is a 58-city tour starting May 21.

First, borrowing words from the e-mail sent to me, let me school you about Def Leppard:


“With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the U.S., Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) — continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages”, Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The band’s most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.”

Their music can be streamed and purchased here.

For the record, I wasn’t paid to post that.

Here’s Journey’s bio:
“JOURNEY – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist), Steve Smith (drummer) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as “Lights,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Who’s Crying Now,” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’ In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Now for the tour date schedule:

Mon May 21 Hartford, CT         XL Center**
Wed May 23 Albany, NY            Times Union Center
Fri May 25 Hershey, PA             Hersheypark Stadium
Sat May 26 Buffalo, NY              KeyBank Center**
Mon May 28 Cleveland, OH      Quicken Loans Arena
Wed May 30 Cincinnati, OH     U.S. Bank Arena
Fri Jun 01 Toronto, ON              Rogers Centre
Sat Jun 02 Pittsburgh, PA          PPG Paints Arena
Tue Jun 05 Raleigh, NC              PNC Arena
Wed Jun 06 Knoxville, TN         Thompson-Boling Arena
Fri Jun 08 Bristow, VA                Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 09 Charlotte, NC           Spectrum Center
Mon Jun 11 Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center**
Wed Jun 13 New York, NY        Madison Square Garden
Fri Jun 15 Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Sat Jun 16 Baltimore, MD          Royal Farms Arena
Sun Jul 01 Atlanta, GA              SunTrust Park
Tue Jul 03 Noblesville, IN         Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Wed Jul 04 Milwaukee, WI      Summerfest
Fri Jul 06 Memphis, TN            FedExForum
Sat Jul 07 North Little Rock, AR    Verizon Arena
Mon Jul 09 Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center
Wed Jul 11 Louisville, KY           KFC Yum! Center
Fri Jul 13 Detroit, MI                 Comerica Park
Sat Jul 14 Chicago, IL                 Wrigley Field**
Mon Jul 16 Wichita, KS             INTRUST Bank Arena
Wed Jul 18 Sioux Falls, SD        Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Thu Jul 19 Lincoln, NE              Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat Jul 21 Denver, CO               Coors Field
Mon Jul 23 Des Moines, IA       Wells Fargo Arena**
Wed Jul 25 Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center**
Fri Jul 27 Minneapolis, MN       Target Field
Sat Jul 28 Fargo, ND                  Fargodome**
Sat Aug 11 Boston, MA             Fenway Park**
Mon Aug 13 Virginia Beach, VA         Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed Aug 15 Columbia, SC          Colonial Life Arena
Fri Aug 17 Ft Lauderdale, FL      BB&T Center
Sat Aug 18 Tampa, FL             Amalie Arena
Mon Aug 20 Birmingham, AL       Legacy Arena @ The BJCC
Wed Aug 22 Columbus, OH     Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 24 St. Louis, MO          Busch Stadium
Sat Aug 25 Nashville, TN         Bridgestone Arena
Mon Aug 27 New Orleans, LA     Smoothie King Center
Wed Aug 29 Dallas, TX American     Airlines Center
Fri Aug 31 San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Sat Sep 01 Houston, TX            Toyota Center**
Wed Sep 05 Albuquerque, NM           Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 07 Phoenix, AZ              Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sat Sep 08 Las Vegas, NV           T-Mobile Arena**
Fri Sep 21 San Francisco, CA        AT&T Park
Sun Sep 23 San Diego, CA            Petco Park
Tue Sep 25 Salt Lake City, UT       Vivint Smart Home Arena
Wed Sep 26 Nampa, ID               Ford Idaho Center Arena
Fri Sep 28 Portland, OR             Moda Center
Sat Sep 29 Seattle, WA               Gorge Amphitheatre
Mon Oct 01 Vancouver, BC       Rogers Arena
Thu Oct 04 Sacramento, CA      Golden 1 Center
Sat Oct 06 Los Angeles, CA        The Forum

**Not ticketed by Ticketmaster



Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Using Facebook Helps Me Sell Books

Just like I mentioned in the previous blog, I used to see my author friend Christoph Paul upload mobile phone photos on Facebook. The photos contained folks who bought his books.

I borrowed that idea for myself. First, I used it to sell copies of my poetry book The Butt Freak Blues.


Because it’s a poetry book, one would think I had success selling at poetry readings. Fuck no, I only sold one book at poetry readings. (Shout out to Joe Snyder.) I had more success selling books at DJ nights and bars.


Next, I released my photo and poetry book Three Orlando Nightspots.

Three Orlando Nightspots Book Cover Blog Version

The same thing happened, I gained mostly sales in bars and DJ  nights.


Sometimes, I sold books at events.


I even sold one at a house party.

Bonnie Gardner holding Three Orlando Nightspots.

How did this happen? My Facebook friends seeing me constantly uploading pics contributed the most. The more pics I posted, the more folks wanted to buy a book.

Also, when  Bungalower wrote a blog about Three Orlando Nightspots, I posted the blog on Facebook.  Because my Facebook friends saw it, I believe the blog helped sales too.

Instead of relying on sales at poetry events, Facebook postings gained me sales at other venues.

For the record, both books can be purchased on Amazon.

Posted in booty, Photos, poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Folks Still Buying My Book

Seems like folks are still interested in my photo and poetry book Three Orlando Nightspots.

Some weeks back, at Orlando’s Imperial, my buddy Scot purchased a copy.

Scot Kerr at The Imperial at Washburn Imports.

Mind you, I rarely walk up to people trying to sell the book. Most sales are the results of me taking phone pics of those who bought the book and uploading the pic on Facebook. So, after my advertising on Facebook, folks would tell me they want a copy when they see me on the streets.

I borrowed the Facebook pic idea from my author friend Christoph Paul, a person who does the same thing with pics.

Next, on another night at Sandwich Bar,  I ran into fellow blogger and nightlife friend King Bob.

King Bob at Sandwich Bar.

I had no idea Bob would eventually write a five star Amazon review of the book.

Amazon five star review of Three Orlando Nightspots

Now, the truth is out! Many people aren’t aware there’s more to my book than pics of partying women. Most of that is my own fault. Plus some of that was me not wanting a “muse” knowing I was still thinking about them.

On another night at Lil Indies, longtime friend DJ Spank bought a copy.

Christopher Djspank Kettner at lil indies.

Spank may have bought a copy before Bob.  My memory is kind of fuzzy at the moment.

My book is even being purchased in Australia.

Australian connection. Max Moore buying Three Orlando Nightspots and The Butt Freak Blues.

I never met Max in person…yet. Still, we’ve been online friends since MySpace back in 2007.

Two weeks ago, I attended an event at Will’s Pub. Folks asked for books there too.

Last week, during an art opening at Nora’s, the first guy in the above pics (Frankie) told artist Gak about my book. Gak purchased a copy.

Artist GAK at Nora's Sugar Shack.

Last Sunday at a party, my friend Bonnie asked for a copy.

Bonnie Gardner holding Three Orlando Nightspots.

Finally, last night at Graffiti Junktion in Longwood, I ran across my friend Chris. In the following pic, he’s on the left. That’s me on the right.

Chris and Me at Graffiti Junktion in Longwood, Florida

Chris owns a copy of the book. I asked him did he read it.

He told me he enjoyed it. Also, because the book deals with alcohol abuse, he found it inspiring.

Believe it or not, the word “inspiring” surprised me. As I poured my feelings into a book some may call smut, I never intended folks to be inspired.

Oh well, looks like I might be on to something.

Posted in Photos, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ex-Flame’s Smiling Face (an adultery poem)

Two Brunettes at Orlando's Aero

Sometimes, I wonder if my ex will ever show up during my nightspot photography gigs. She did before.
Showed up with a female friend the day I broke up with her.

Previously, I ended our relationship through text message.
After that?
She kept sending me text messages over and over again.
Even left a voice-mail on my phone.

“Please, say this isn’t true. Please.”

I never answered back.

Her later showing up at my gig freaked the hell out of me.
Text messaged her.
Asked her was she stalking me.
Also, asked her to leave.

Broke up with her because I thought she was bullshitting me.
Thought her saying she loved me was a big fuckin’ lie.

I live alone.
Reason why I thought she was using me.
Thought she wanted to move in with me.
Doing this in order to leave a husband who is always absent from the house.
Dude’s job has him gone for months.
Plus ex said her husband and her hadn’t been intimate in years.

Ex once told me she needed her own place to live.
Needed this during divorce proceedings.
Not once she mentioned moving in with me.
Even told me she wasn’t going to do that.
Also, told me she didn’t want me taking caring of her.
Said she could take of herself.

Yet, paranoia grabbed me anyway.

Realize I walked this scenario before.
Years ago, paranoia ruined another relationship.
Thought that woman was bullshitting me too.
I later wrote too many nasty poems about her.
Even wrote an evil play about her.

Would be so happy if recent ex showed up at my photography gigs.
Her lovely smile always shined through dark stormy clouds.
Still do when I think about her.

After how I treated her?
Really shouldn’t expect to see her at my photography gigs.

Reason why I was with a married woman?
Always felt comfortable talking to her.
She never talked down to me.
Always complimented me.
I spent too many years dealing with folks pulling that talking-down-to-me-shit.
Some still pull it.
Reason why I avoid them.

Been months since I saw my recent ex.
Always wondering how she’s doing.
I avoid asking her friends.
Don’t want that getting back to her.

I avoid stalking her Facebook page.
I avoid the bars we used to go to.
Trying everything to erase that smiling face from my mind.
The one that always shined through dark stormy clouds.

Still do when I think about her.

Photo and poem from the book Three Orlando Nightspots.

Posted in Photos, poetry | Tagged , , | 2 Comments