THIS is why I like swimmers

Having spent many of my formative years face down in a pool, which some say explains a lot, I’ve spent a lot of time around swimmers. While I can kinda see the appeal of speedos on guys, I generally see them as a functional piece of clothing but as we all know I prefer not to wear them at all!

For me it’s much more about the guy in the speedos, or not as the case may be. The broad shoulders, the wide flat muscled chest tapering down to the narrow hips and those long arms that once he’s back from training, he’s going to wrap around me and fall asleep with me. Of course there will be a lengthy soapy sexy shower to try and get rid of that chlorine smell first.

DNA #98

Chris Rockway is just smoking hot. This is why I’m devastatingly attracted to straight boys. Sure he might not be as straight as an arrow, considering he does the gay-for-pay porn thing, but he’s rugged, hot, sexy, and there’s the element of fantasy that says he might be up for it. Check out the full interview in the new issue of DNA.

The Prophecy

The beautiful image I posted earlier was a collaborative effort between the digital artist and BeautifulMag. You can download the high resolution artwork in three pieces from there directly, which I’m doing.

They’ve also been kind enough to create this video piece, using the artwork and a track by Madonna also called “The Prophecy” which I’ve always really liked since hearing it on the Justify My Love single.

Beauty is my religion!

I love it when an image stops me in my tracks. I haven’t had a lot of time to go through a lot of the blogs on my blogroll lately but thought I’d stop by Gayya Kuyusu today and was really struck by this image. It’s by a photographer called Aymeric Giraudel. I went to his site and there are some beautiful images there, but this one just blew me away. The hours he’s spent putting it together in photoshop are very well spent and of course the guys are HOT. It’s definitely worth clicking on the image to see it full size!

The madness draws nearer

With just over a week to go before the 30th Anniversary Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade makes it’s way up Oxford Street I thought I’d share this brief history of the parade from Wikipedia with you.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia, and is one of the largest such events in the world. Despite its name, it is not held on Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) or indeed, on a Tuesday at all. It began on June 24, 1978 as a protest march and commemoration of the Stonewall Riots. Although the organisers had obtained permission, this was revoked, and the march was broken up by the police. Many of the marchers were arrested. Although most charges were eventually dropped, the Sydney Morning Herald published the names of those arrested in full, leading to many people being outed to their friends and places of employment, and many of those arrested lost their jobs as homosexuality was a crime in New South Wales until 1984.

The event was held again in 1979, with the name changed to the “Sydney Gay Mardi Gras”. In 1980 the first post-parade dance party was introduced, and in 1981 the parade was shifted to February. An increasingly large number of people not only participated in the event, but larger numbers of the wider community turned out to watch the parade. In 1988 the parade was renamed the “Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras”.

The parade, whilst featuring many in the gay community with a penchant for exotic costumes and dance music, has always retained a political edge, with often witty visual commentary on their political opponents featuring in the floats. As homosexuality became more and more accepted in the wider community, more gay representatives of community groups and organisations have taken part in the parade, including the police force. The parade features a number of costumed characters that return for many successive years. Dykes on Bikes and Miss New Zealand are perfect examples of regular crowd favourites.

Burning Man’s Tree of Life

A very kind reader sent me an email with his accounts of visits to Burning Man and included these images of the “tree of life”. The tree was at the 1999 Burning Man. By day water dripped from the ends of the branches which provided relief from the heat for many “burners”, most of whom are nude. By night, when the temperature plummets in the desert, they pump propane through the branches and the tree becomes a beautiful campfire. What a fantastic idea!

Chad in Black and White

Chad White has long been a favourite here at Aussielicious and is there ever any doubt why? No. He’s just gorgeous and the body is to die for. Unspeakable acts race through my mind when I see him and especially that butt!

The second rehearsal!

Last week’s second rehearsal for the mardi gras parade saw our numbers swell to about their capacity and a few of the moves simplified. We are lifesavers after all, not dancers! It’s a fun, strong and sexy routine which, when we are all in full flight will look really cool! There are some hot guys in the float again this year, and again being in the mardi gras doesn’t mean they are all gay! We have a fair number of straight guys and girls joining us to show their support which is a fantastic thing in my opinion. It’s only a week and a half away! God that’s gone quickly!

It’s a crazy journey with a cause

Aussiebum are sponsoring and following the adventures of four mates driving from Sydney to Dublin in a Hummer. The guys are raising awareness and funds to prevent youth suicide after losing a mate to suicide. They took off from Sydney and it looks like they are having a barrel of laughs along the way on their very worthy cause.

Here’s the promo clip for their ride and AussiebumTV will be featuring them on a weekly basis keeping us up to date on what they are doing!

Calling all naughty boys

Those guys over at Vilain Garcon are calling for all hot naughty boys to get in touch with them for their 2008 Casting Call.

If you think you have what it takes to be in their campaign, send a couple of photos and your measurements to  models@vilaingarcon.com and casting will take place in March in Paris!

So you think you can date?

Coming up for nine years ago I started auditions for the first series of “So you think you can date” and after nine years the producers and I thought we might have got down to at least the semi-finals by now, but it would appear that we are still putting together those audition episodes where the people with no clue show up thinking they are Mr Right.

There have been a few with serious talent show up over the years but they’ve stumbled in the auditions or given it their all too early and burnt out quickly. There have been others that would have been serious contenders for the title but at the last minute they’ve decided on an alternate competition or we’ve discovered a pre-existing contract elsewhere.

One or two others have showed up and a bit like those cranky-hungry girls on America’s Next Top Anorexic have thought they already had the title and were out shopping for jewellery and a picket fence when our audition bus hit the accelerator and left their deluded arses behind.

It’s funny that as I get older some things that were on the list as mandatories are now not at all important but other things have stepped up to replace them. One day we’ll find a winner, hopefully and we can settle in for the ride.

Burn baby burn

One thing that I want to do in the next couple of years is go to Burning Man. It looks like such a wonderfully diverse crowd full of open minded people. The fact that there are lots of people wandering around naked or very nearly naked makes sense given the heat. I don’t know when I’ll have the money or the chance to go but it’s high on the list.