Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gay Icons


Barbra Streisand
When I was young queer boy I realized all my queer friends had queer icons and I didn't. Although I had grown up admiring La Streisand I thought I needed someone more glamorous. That's when I discovered Marlene Dietrich and I never looked back. vintagemarlene:

marlene dietrich (source:

American Turkey Day

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Love Her

Cass Elliot
Mama Cass feeling the pink

A Wet Saturday

Yesterday the temperature dropped bringing gray skies and drizzly weather. After making our way to Kensington for our dry goods Mr.T and I were going to go for a walk, but decided against it when we discovered it was cold and wet outside. Later in the afternoon Mr.T walked over to Apiecalypse for some yummy donuts. Later after the rain had stopped we walked north on Bathurst to Annapurna for dinner. Because we had filled up on donuts we opted for a collection of appetizers but were sadly disappointed by our choices. The food wasn't what we expected and really wasn't that good. After dinner we walked home settling in for the night watching Tomorrowland on iTunes, a light Disney Brad Bird film playing with ideas of optimism and pessimism about our future. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What were they thinking?

August 1973. ‘Happy go-lucky cotton separates’ ~ Alley Cat
...hopefully the drugs were good

August 1973

A Day at the Archives

Usually I spend my Thursdays volunteering at a local men's clinic, but I decided to take a break for the next couple of weeks because I found myself short-tempered while helping out. I think it is good to take a break from our routines every once and awhile and to sit back and reassess why we do what we do. So, today instead of hanging out at home or going out shopping I decided to head up to the City of Toronto Archives to continue a project I began ages ago. I have been working through the Assessment records for the area around our home because they offer a wealth of information about previous tenants and owners. While it can be tiring scrolling through microfilm hunting for the records I am interested in, once you come across the appropriate listing it is almost as if the individuals come alive reading about who they were and what they did. After all this is what I trained to do for so long as an historian. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nightmares are made of this

I only had one bad trips during all of fund drug filled days
and it was a lot like this with skeleton Nazis coming at me through windows. 

Memento Mori


Jean Labourdette
Jean Labourdette