NICO, TED HAGGARD, AND THE ESTHETICS OF PORN

Nico-
My new copy of the Chelsea Girls album by Nico came in a few days ago, and I’ve been getting reacquainted with it. Although I’ve revised my estimate of it a little, I still think it’s a great, great album. The sound quality recalls that eerie clarity that the Grateful Dead used to get, and Jackson Browne’s guitar work is precise and sweet. As far as the songwriting, most of the songs are great tunes, but more than that, the level of craftsmanship is uncompromising . All the songs are written in a simple, clean style. They balance well. Every single song leaves me feeling satisfied, and they flow together as though the whole album is a unified work.
I just wish that he had gone lighter on the orchestral backups. That sound is really dated. And Nico’s voice might be a little bit of an acquired taste. She’s Really Goth.
I need to ask Rey to teach me what’s happening now, musically.
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Esthetics of Porn-
When I ordered my Nico cd, I also ordered the DVD “Under One Roof”. It’s so funny! You can tell it’s pretty much a first effort in filmmaking, but it’s so genuine and affectionate that it won me over. I’ve watched it a couple of times already. It doesn’t hurt at all that the two lead guys are totally cute.
Believe it or not, I’m not really into porn. I much prefer the g rated stuff. But, it must be said though, gay porn is much better than straight porn. The quicker we admit it and get it over with, the better.
We had another sale the other day, and of course I had to go through everything to prepare it to sell. In the course of doing that, I came upon the mother lode. That’s right, I found their porn stash.
Now, it’s kind of awful having to go through people’s discarded belongings. It’s as if there’s a layer of emotional “dust” over everything. That was certainly the case with these guys. She liked to dress him up in little thongs with ribbons and bows attached. Ewww. I saw the guy. He wasn’t ribbons and bows material, not by a long shot. Some of this stuff I only want to touch with a long stick (On the other hand, when I went through Dave the Deer Guy’s stuff, I had a field day. Speaking of antlers, talk about a treasure trove).
Back to the subject at hand. Well, of course I had to view their unmarked videos to see if they were salable. They had one video with fifty money shots on it. I thought if I just sort of looked around the girls it might be ok, right? Well, I got a headache and a crick in my neck.
Almost all of them were faking it, and really poorly too. Most of the guys had to close their eyes and ignore the girl so they could screw the little man in their head. About half the women were saying all the usual verbiage(“Oh baby, oh baby, screw me harder, shove it deeper”), when you could plainly tell what they were thinking was more like, “Damn, I hope the Pot Roast doesn’t burn”.
At least most of the time with gay porn, you get the feeling that the actors are really there.
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Ted Haggard
I’m really amazed that his church fired him so quick. His wife must have found the pictures he kept hidden in the sock drawer at home.
Yeah, the pictures of him buying the Meth but not taking it, and getting an erotic lingam massage from a gay masseur but not having sex.
What do you want to bet she gets the kids, the house, the bank accounts, the pets, and anything else laying around that she wants?
When they caught Jimmy Swaggart jacking off in a motel room with a hooker, it took them two months to defrock him. They dumped Ted in less than a week. I noticed that his Chief Assistant, Rod Parsley, didn’t look too grief stricken about taking the church over from him, either. Parsley’s no angel. Most people think he’s been wanting Ted’s job for years now. He’s probably already negotiating his new expense account, and trying to book visits to Mike Jones with it. He is one lethal dude.
It won’t change anything at his church, though. They’re all busy blaming the devil.
Protocol in these affairs now demands that Ted participate in extensive public self loathing exercises, in the hopes that his church will feel sorry for him, and that he can somehow use the devil as a scapegoat for his normal human desires. None of that is likely to be very successful, as his male parishioners are mostly envious, wondering what it would be like to jump the fence like Ted. And it’s pointless to blame the devil, because the devil didn’t have anything to do with it. The women are probably feeling pretty insecure right about now. Their men, at least some of them, have made promises they can’t keep.
One hopeful outcome of this would be that it might help some of the gays in the church(and there are a lot of them) get out of the mental straitjackets they’ve been deceived into wearing.
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Men Under Constraint (of one sort or another)…

Be loved,

DEL

POSTSCRIPT: In the comments column, Mikey raised such a good point that I wanted to include it here where everyone would be sure to see it. He simply brought up the fact that the Masseur/hustler, Mike Jones, broke the first rule of his trade;you never reveal a client’s name. This led me to a few other thoughts.The first thought is that Mr. Jones has a list full of very nervous clients right about now. If I had ever utilized Mr. Jones services before, I’d be long gone now. In other words, Mr. Jones demolished his practice to bring Mr. Haggard down. How is Jones replacing his lost income? And how many of you would keep messages pertaining to illegal drug sales on your answering machine for four months, unless you knew you would be using them?
To my innocent eye, it looks like perhaps Mr. Jones was motivated by more than righteous anger in coming forward the way he did.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s probably a good thing that Haggard was exposed. The Religious Reich needs to be defanged and declawed. But it’s also pretty obvious that Mike Jones wasn’t completely truthful, either.
Show me the money…

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9 Responses to “NICO, TED HAGGARD, AND THE ESTHETICS OF PORN”

  1. Mikey Says:

    First Gay porn is soooo much better!!! I am going to leave the Ted thing alone, I have my own opinion of the guy that was his “masseur”, let’s just say…he broke the cardinal rule!!!

  2. Ur-spo Says:

    are these photos are from the Haggard collection?

  3. Maddog Says:

    Jones will make a ton of money off the book deal so I’m not worried about him. Beautiful pics today.

  4. scumbag Says:

    No shit shs. you were right this is the place. man it gets me hard.

  5. tornwordo Says:

    They will probably both get richer from the movie and book deal.

  6. Lemuel Says:

    I also found it interesting that #1 got busted so quickly and #2 stepped right up to the plate without a flinch.

    I saw the clips of TH first denying and then admitting “being tempted” but doing nothing. In both cases if you watched the body language you knew a) he was lying completely with the full denial and b) he was telling the truth admitting the purchase and the “massage”, but lying that he never took the meth and that he did not have sex.

    I was disgusted (again) with the MSM for trying to push the “he failed the lie detector” against Jones. That was not quite true. I know that Jones volunteered but where were the demands that TH take one?

  7. Em Says:

    This whole Haggard thing… I’m pretty galled that his self hatred filled rant about the darkness within is being trumpeted by the media. It is such obvious mental illness, and yet I see no “balanced” reports pointing out that fact. The religious whackos get to control the terms of our discussion again. sigh.

  8. Foxy Stone Says:

    In a weird little bit of synchronicity,
    yesterday i was gifted with a copy of ‘Under One Roof’. We are going to watch it tonight and are looking forward to it after your recommendation.

    And the cover!

    I love the pit shot of the man in the red and the look of happiness in his eyes with that pang of regret in his tight lips

  9. Kalvin Says:

    I find it strange that you love the g-rated stuff. Maybe it’s just what you’ve grown accustomed to over the years? Or did you used to look at hard-core stuff when you were holier?

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