celebrities owe us NOTHING

I have been tacitly following the online hoopla over Jodie Foster’s recent Golden Globe Awards Cecil B Demille lifetime achievement award speech and her round-about way announcing her “coming out.”

Let’s first get this out in the open.  If you were surprised that Jodie Foster was a lesbian, get your head out of the fucking sand folks!

As a gay man, I often find gay blogs to be, shall we say, rather bombastic and over the top.  However recent additions by gay Huffington Post columnists have really annoyed me.

Because they seem to feel Ms. Foster didn’t come out properly, she was too vague.  Because they seem to feel that Ms. Foster OWES them a big lesbian revelation.

However Ms. Foster, in her speech aimed at lambasting modern celebrity culture and fame, mentioned that she had come out years ago to the people that matter in her life – her friends and family.  She also mentioned her daughter and the mother of her child fondly as well.

Remember, this is a woman who has been in the public eye since age three and in the unblinking gaze of the media spotlight since thirteen.   This is a woman who was openly stalked by a man who later attempted (and was very nearly successful, too) to assassinate the President of the United States of America.   This is a woman who has a right to guard and protect her private life, because in many cases, this privacy is all she has.

She “came out” in a classy, low key and manner strictly ON HER OWN TERMS.  Exactly how Ms. Foster has lived much of her adult life.

Ms. Foster (indeed any celebrity for that matter) owes us NOTHING folks.  It is we who owe her thanks for sharing her talents and vision with us throughout the years!

a mykesworld 2013 wishlist

Happy arbitrary marking of successfully surviving another planetary orbit around the sun!

As 2012 was a year filled with DH and I both apparently paying of a substantial chunk of our collective karmic debts, we’re both hoping that 2013 brings a healthy and positive year with visions of a brighter future.  The following list is something we are both wishing dearly for!

1. For DH to fully regain his health so he can resume his work on his charity and perform his annual saintly duties from November to December.  Consequently, this will allow me to:

  • Finish off work on Balderdash and Humbug’s “55 Days of Christmas” for release towards mid-fall.
  • Resume work on “table for one.” for release at some point in the year.
  • Combining the above two music releases and possibly touring behind both of them.
  • Attempt to attend Victor Wooten’s “Spirit of Music” camp this year.
  • Continue work on my new comedic character “Phineus,” possibly even attending an entertainment boot camp in August.

2. To continue to refine my voice as a bassist as well as hone my voice as a professional singer.

3. To continue growing with and supporting the Hamilton Gay Men’s Chorus.

4. To continue to enjoy the company of my family and friends with a little more of a positive outlook and conversations not revolving around medical appointments and side effects.

So as you can see, I have a rather short list of desires for the year 2013.  Not too much to ask for I think…