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Totally rocks my world

A while ago I found a short video of a hugely beefcake bodybuilder walking through nature in just a pair of boots. He’s much beefier than I usually go for but there is something I really like about guys walking around nude completely unselfconsciously. I know he’s a porn model from the old days of COLT Studios and that it’s his job but even so, it’s damn sexy.

Well I’ve just found the whole video. The music is incredibly cheesy and unsuited to the video and the bodybuilding posing at the end isn’t at all my thing but my mind takes me to the thought of that freedom to walk around for miles nude, just enjoying the sun and breeze on your body. It sure doesn’t hurt that he looks amazing.

Some sexy advertising

Now I don’t know anything about Acai or much detail about healthy eating apart from the fact that we need fruit and veggies and not too much bad stuff in our diets. What I do know is that these guys have got their marketing right. The nude guys will appeal to the women and the fact that there are two of them hanging out in close proximity will appeal to the gays. Yes they are straight judging by the one on the left moving his mate’s hand at the end but it seems a lot of gay men fantasise about straight guys turning anyway and we gay men seem to be obsessed with our bodies so healthy eating is a good incentive.

This is cheeky fun advertising and it’s hitting the mark for me. Now if only they’d just move those pesky props.

Acai Brothers from Branch Collaborative Vimeo on Vimeo.

It would cause a riot

How on earth did I miss this? I haven’t been as good at checking out the products from AussieBum lately. I have quite a bit of underwear and if I look at their site I just buy stuff which I don’t need.

Seeing Andreas bouncing around in this very sexy Riot jock strap with his massive package and gorgeous butt hanging out in a locker room is just about perfection. Perfect would be lots more guys just like him all in that locker room but we are now delving into my fantasy land. The question I have is now, do I need a jock strap?

Are you a Stoneman?

There is a relatively new Aussie underwear brand on the scene called Stonemen. It’s for guys and girls and they are looking for new faces/packages to be in their promotional material. I posted this video a while ago when I first saw it but it’s such a cool video. You all know my feelings about friends being comfortable nude together and a bunch of friends skinnydipping being used to advertise underwear works for me.

The underwear is cheeky and features some cool prints on the fabric to make it stand out from the crowd. Check it out and jump on in! If you check out their page they are giving out a $100 gift voucher if they like your photo in your stonemen undies and why you love them so much. If you want to be one of their models, let me know and I’ll put you in touch!

Stonemen Skinny Dip from stonemen on Vimeo.

Ross and Jamieson

Ross Watson has just released a new work which is another collaboration with actor and model Jamieson Caldwell. The new painting is featured in the middle above with two other paintings of Jamieson either side from Ross’ exhibition earlier this year. I’d not heard of Jamieson before but he’s making a name for himself taking on some interesting and varied roles  such as the Queen in Hamlet and now a play about an AFL player who likes to dress up as his alter-ego Carmen. Ross also tells me that Jamieson is Elton John’s favourite of all Ross’ models. We can see why Sir Elton might have an attraction.

Below is a video from the London opening of Ross’ exhibition, opened by the incredible Sir Ian McKellen who talks in the video about Ross work, as does the sexy Luke Evans who features in a piece. Luke is about to hit the big screen again as Dracula in the new adaptation of the story. I can only dream of having people of the caliber of Sir Ian McKellen at my exhibitions one day.

This gives me hope

Australia’s politicians have been embarrassing themselves with debate over security policy in our National Parliament in the past week or so, even suggesting that women wearing Burkas or head coverings should sit behind a glass divide even though they have gone through security checks to get into the building. Our own Prime Minister the ever embarrassing Tony Abbott has said he finds the Burka confronting.

Thankfully the team behind this video, a staged scenario of Anti-Islamic Bullying in public, has shown that your average Australian isn’t as gullible and ready to believe that all Muslims are terrorists as some would have us believe.

Beautiful…

Last week I heard about a new collaboration that Pink was a part of. Going by her real name Alecia Moore and Dallas Green (aka City and Colour) had spoken about working together for a while and very spontaneously they recorded some music which I have to say is absolutely gorgeous. It’s very different to her work as Pink but just as lyrically honest and raw. Their beautiful song “Break the Cycle” (below) is a song about her mother. I’ve preordered their Rose Av. album and listened to the first couple of tracks over and over. It’s such gorgeous haunting music.

As much as I read a lot of blogs and things online, music blogs aren’t on my list generally. So it was a really pleasant surprise to hear of new music from Pink. I don’t listen to her albums often but they are good when you are in the mood for them and I think she’s a very talented woman and so refreshingly unscripted and honest. This album I think will be a regular listen.

Will this be the summer?

for several years I’ve wanted to go surfing nude. I haven’t surfed since I was a teenager but I’d muddle my way through. The idea was born from a day at Alexandria Bay, Noosa in Queensland, watching a guy ride he waves on a long board nude as the day he was born.

Sadly the nude beaches in Sydney don’t have any surf so it will mean a weekend out of town which I have no problem with at all. Surfing nude just looks so free and fun.

This guy in the video is a pretty typical larrikin surfer who I have trouble understanding when hespeaks but I understand his nudity. Love it.

I’m Still Here from rory pringle @ conceptblue on Vimeo.

So much talent

Click baiting headlines are really frustrating when you are online. “This girl did something and you won’t believe what happened next” etc etc when really what you won’t believe is that someone got you to watch a shitty video where not a lot actually happens. Sadly I fall for those all the time. Today though I watched this video (below) of an X-Factor UK Audition. Of course the tv show and the website played up the sob story of the tragic loss of his brother. Apparently it is now the rules of reality tv that you can’t have a good audition unless there is a tragic sob story involved.

Jake here, has had some genuine tragedy in his life, losing his 19 year old brother. When the audition first started and Mel B stops him not that far into the song you think it’s over. After a few words and discussion from Simon Cowell et al, Jake gets to belt out a beautiful version of “Say Something” by Great Big World and to me, he does a fantastic job. He’s a very marketable package. He’s very good looking, seems genuinely polite and he can sing the hell out of the song. Let’s hope he gets a bit further than the auditions.

Could this be it?

Finding music appropriate for an aerial circus routine is something that I find really difficult. If I sit on a piece of music for too long without working it into a routine then I lose interest in it. The same is true if I try a routine to a piece of music and it doesn’t work. Rather than rework the routine I seem to throw the music away and start again.

Our teacher wants us to put together a routine for the end of term. Not for a public performance but just for each other. He also wants it to be close to five minutes long which is tough. That’s a long routine and will require lots of additional training to get through it which is good. I need to push my training and endurance anyway. This morning I have come up with two options. I’d always liked the Jack White cover of U2′s Love is Blindness but it’s only three and a half minutes so I put a minute of the original U2 version at the start before it goes into the bonkers angry Jack White version. I like it but I’m not sure it’s right.

The more likely option is Ed Sheeran “I See Fire” from the second Hobbit movie soundtrack. It’s the right length at just a smidge under five minutes and it builds beautifully from an almost acoustic folk song to an orchestral dramatic piece with moments to work with for drama in the routine.

A successful outcome

After seeing the very hard to watch video of a young man being beaten by his family for being gay a few weeks ago, it’s nice to see this video of parents completely accepting their twin sons coming out to them at the same time. One son they had suspected was gay, the other was a complete surprise. Their parents obviously have friends from a variety of walks of life when you listen to the conversation but as we know, that doesn’t always translate to acceptance. In this case, it did. Notice nothing quite distracts their dad from eating. Surely that’s about as accepting as it gets. “Yeah that’s great boys but I’m busy eating.”

I wouldn’t have the balls.

Brent Ray Fraser has appeared on this blog before, when I questioned whether what he was doing was performance art as he says or just exhibitionism. He recently posted a new video of him going on a very long and steep hike in British Columbia so that he can do a nude penis painting at the top. He must be a very fit man because to film this alone, as you can see he does, he must have done the trip about three times after putting the camera down going back down and filming himself walking up. Doing this all the way up and down would be a killer workout.

I’m surprised at the reaction of all the other hikers and how casual it is. There really is only one or two that seem a little unimpressed at his nudity but most seem quite happy about it. I know I would be a bit shocked but I certainly wouldn’t mind, even if I wouldn’t have the balls to do it myself. If the trail was designated clothing optional I’d have no problem but I’d be pretty confident guessing that this trail isn’t clothing optional. I love hearing the Australian accent when the woman asks if it’s nude day and she missed the memo.

My Naked Penis Painting Stawamus Chief Hike – July 20, 2014 from Brent Fraser on Vimeo.

Well that was unexpected

Last week I went to have a massage to try and sort out the knots in my back and neck. While the massage was one of the most painful and deep tissue massages I’ve ever had and exactly what I thought I needed, it didn’t really work. Even so, I would recommend the masseur as he did his job well. It was a perfectly legitimate massage and no happy ending was requested or offered, just a good firm massage. Then yesterday, nearly a week later I got a text message out of the blue saying “Wasn’t sure if it was what you were after or not but if you’d like a more sensual massage next time I can do that for you.” I have no idea where that came from. Maybe he likes to suss out clients in advance before that kind of massage which would be fair enough. You don’t want to offer an intimate service to people that you may not want to give it to.

The text messages went back and forth for a while because, as I’ve said before, I love a sensual massage as long as the massage portion isn’t rushed making all about the happy ending. Unfortunately I can’t make the times that he usually sticks to for those kinds of massages but it will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of it.

Basti aus Berlin Massage part 1 from Marcel Bruckmann on Vimeo.

As if you wouldn’t!

Anyone that has seen the movie Wolf Creek (even though it’s fiction) knows that the Australian Outback is a dangerous place and most of the time I’d be very wary of picking up a hitch hiker out in the middle of nowhere but let’s face it, if they looked like this guy and they were wearing just a pair of AussieBums and not much else, you wouldn’t really hesitate would you? The brakes would be on, the passenger seat would be cleared in a flash and you’d fling the door open quietly praying to yourself he wasn’t a lunatic.

Trek from aussieBum on Vimeo.

What is going on here?

The line between artistic genius and complete lunatic is often a very blurred line. Vincent Van Gogh was pretty much thought of as insane until long after his death when his true talent was realised. Not everyone calling themselves an artist is such a talent. There are many many people in the art world producing work that I just don’t get or don’t like and listening to people talk about their art and talk about extraordinary meaning behind a few smatterings of paint can be absolute torture. I’m sure there are people out there who look at my photography and wonder what the hell is going on in my mind. It is all good. Art is a very personal thing for people creating it and like music, we all have different tastes.

This video is one that for me just makes me wonder what on earth is happening inside this guy’s head? Having said that, it is quite beautifully shot and coloured and it adds to the sense of urgency and danger with this guy’s crazy antics. If you don’t understand what the message is that he is trying to tell you, and I certainly don’t, there is some gratuitous nudity to enjoy while you wait patiently for it to finish.

Me quedé en blanco from F U T U R E on Vimeo.