Friday, January 31, 2014

I SEE PENIS: SIGHTLINES


Every lost ship at sea should appreciate this one: a cookie cutter in the shape of . . . . . . .

. . . . . . the Hilton Head lighthouse.  Courtesy of BSD Reader Roger. 

TOTE-ALLY


What gay man can resist the pink iridescent shimmer of a brand new tote bag?  This one certainly can't.  Not only does my new tote have potential as a sturdy grocery conveyance, it manages to simulate (and delimit) the broad reflective spectrum common to spit-fisting a taunt foreskin (or the slimey carapace of your average sea creature).  The only thing missing is a wet, sticky mess.  Beyond a strict daily regiment of zinc, Issue One of Cop Dad ("Friend of Colby" J*squared's zine) makes a good replacement.

Find Cop Dad (and Jx2) at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair starting today, January 30th, to February 2nd at The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, 11am to 6pm.  Hosted by Printed Matter


Thursday, January 30, 2014

SKELETON, NO. 5


Can you spot the penis???

"Skeleton, no. 5" (2013) by Amy Yao on the cover of the current issue of Flash Art.  

" 'I Don't Care About Anything Else" signals at once the purity and productive power of desire, as well as the puerility of its exclusionary field.  Now that signs have dissociated from the referents, an "I" constructs its self-styled identity on a whim, randomly borrowing its foundations.  Desire is caught in the glassy, infinitely exchangeable reflection of its fetishization in capital.  Yao's work unravels there, somewhere in the difference between the fetish and collection.  If the collection, in the Western world, is a "strategy for the deployment of a possessive self, culture and authenticity" and the "marking-off of a subjective domain that is not 'other,'" she says, quoting James Clifford's The Predicament of Culture, it is an indicator of good taste and eductation.  The fetish, on the other hand, is associated with the "(negative) private fixation on single objects," the savage, the deviant, the idolatrous and the erotic."

Noura Wedell, p. 86






Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I SEE PENIS: COLBY'S FACE PENISES

Artist, Andrea Massara submitted this amazing portrait me with hundreds of beautiful droopy ghost penises manifesting from my face and into the background.  It's creepy and cool and I love it!  All I can say is, that's a lot of head.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I SEE PENIS: FRENCH CHALET


I'm not exactly certain where this image is from, but it was sent to me from some great folks on Twitter and I couldn't help but post it today.  My guess is it's somewhere in France.  The moss growing on stone indicates Europe for sure.  Regardless, it's a great example . . . one can only imagine what the shaft of light coming through the window at night might look like!

Monday, January 27, 2014

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED: MARXIST JOKEY THINGS FOR A MONDAY MORNING


Looking for a laugh about over-produced ad mags and your favorite communist ideas and leaders of the revolution?  Look no further than Cosmarxpolitan for your revolutionary gag fix.


And if you liked those gags, don't forget to enjoy a song from the Karl Marxxx Children's Hour featuring Colby Keller. . . and then Michael Martin, a professional musician and friend, and his remake.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

COLBY DOPPELGÄNGER: SOCHI OR SALAI

Are we making Winter Olympics angels?


Is symmetry possible?


What Would Salai Do?


What did Da Vinci do?


Someone get me more coffee. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SPLISH SPLASH COLBY SAYS WAKE UP!!!

Waking up is hard, even when you have a pool of water to dunk your head into. . . But come on the day is waiting. . . 



Friday, January 24, 2014

GUYS WITH GLASSES: SEAN

It's been far too long since we've done a Guys with Glasses post and so we give you. . . . . .

. . . Sean - what a cutie, right?  Sean started wearing glasses at 17 and is near sighted. . . swoon.

If you've got a submission for Guys with Glasses or Boys with Beard, send it to bigshoediaries at gmail dot com!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

COLORING WITH CHRISTIAN SPARKLE ARTIST

As most of the readers of Big Shoe Diaries know, I like to color. . . and I like to talk.  Preeminent world "sparkle artist," Christian gave me the opportunity recently to do both, on camera, for hours.  Though the final video is edited down to a brief 45 minutes, Christian and I had so much fun coloring and talking that I almost missed my train back to Baltimore.  He's clearly edited it down to just the best moments!  Put in some earphones, toggle over to some spreadsheets and enjoy a nice long podcast of me and Christian talking about. . . everything!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I SEE PENIS: #ISEEPENIS

One of the best things about the internet is the opportunity we have to respond to each other with ideas almost as quickly as we have them.  When Big Shoe Diaries began, one of the series posts that we immediately started getting feedback on was I SEE PENIS, a simple enough concept, but some of the only work BSD has done to get headier coverage. Initially we posted things we found ourselves online, and then people started sending us photos via email and once we got more invested in social media, folks started tweeting pics of "penises" at us or posting them on my Facebook wall.  While I don't have time to catalog them all, one of my favorite hashtags on twitter is the #ISEEPENIS hashtag that lets anyone who sees more than just a rose to share their findings immediately with a network of jesting visual punsters.  I've taken a moment here to catalog some of my favorites from the past few months.  For those of you using the hashtag, thanks and for those of you that find a penis in the everyday and want to share it with the rest of us. . . #ISEEPENIS. . . and alert me at @colbykeller as well!


Hermaphroditic #iseepenis for @colbykeller. "Cockbox&quo... on Twitpic

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THIS ONE IS. :)


MITTEN COOKIE? OR FISH BONER?


AMUSEMENT PARK?


ONE YEAR OLD'S BIRTHDAY CAKE?


PENIS CAMOUFLAGE GAME?


FINGER?


FRIED FOODS?


NATIVITY?

Regardless, there's got to be a lot more visual penis puns than these out there, so as you find them, tweet them at me @colbykeller and don't forget to hashtag #ISEEPENIS - Happy Hunting!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

I SEE TITTY NIBS

It's like cocoa nibs without the cocoa and titties without the titties. . . Or something. New product idea: Pot Dots for April 20th Holiday Celebrations.  


Saturday, January 18, 2014

ICY I SEE PENIS

Just outside Breezewood, Pennsylvania is a large section of abandoned turnpike(highway). We have posted photos of it on the blog before because a section of it has been decorated with graffiti penii. Unfortunately this morning we couldn't find the section because of a recent snowfall, so we decided to make our own snow penises and even came up with a special snow penis dance! Enjoy and hi from western Pennsylvania! 





Friday, January 17, 2014

OBJECTIFY ME


Adventures in Sodomy courtesy of Mos Who Know at HOMO:





MERMAN DOPPELGÄNGER: JOLLY TRITON


Not so "coy" Koi (and Colby Doppelgänger) courtesy of erotic artist Dean Cameron (as discovered by "Colby as 30ft Dying Merman" sculptor Cameron Stalheim).  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DVDS FOR DICK: SLAVE MARKET


Ouch!  How wrong is it for a Marxist to be turned on by a DVD called "Slave Market"?

Don't worry.  I made sure to punish Lil Colby for his crimes.  

Atheltic Model Guild classic "Slave Market" courtesy of Bob Mizer and BSD Reader Randal (sorry it's taken so long for the post Randal!!!!).  



I SEE PENIS: ZORRILLA






ZORRILLA: A perfect name to practice.  Rolling "r"s and "ll"s was always my favorite part of Spanish class. 

Work by artist Joe Zorrilla, from the show "Without Volition Under Language" at Joe Sheftel in NYC, on view until February 23rd. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BIG SHOE INTERVIEW: SHANE SHANE



SHANE SHANE is a Brooklyn-based performer, songwriter and video artist.  He has appeared onstage in New  York at the Wild Project, Dixon Place, with the Ripe Time Theatre Company, and the Club at LaMama.  He throws a monthly performance party in Bushwick called "FANCY" and occasionally contributes to ArtNews New York and the Culture Whore blog.  He will be releasing his first album as Shane Shane early this year.  He hails from the great Midwest, and is lucky to have an amazing boyfriend, family, and cat.


BSD: You now work in NYC, correct? Where are you originally from?
SS: I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago which is where my family still lives.  But before I moved here two years ago I had lived in Wisconsin for almost 10 years, so I sort of consider myself to be an adopted son.  Madison, WI is always going to be a second home for me.  I think.  I hope.

BSD: What's it like to work in NYC, as opposed [where you're from]?
SS: What I love most about being in New York is that among the queer performers I often share a stage with, I'm usually the most conservative person in the room, which is just the way I like to feel.  By the time I left Wisconsin I felt like every time someone was introducing me they'd be like, "And now!  The totally wacky and crazy and weird Shane!" which got tired just because it's not how I view myself.  But apart from that, Madison was a really supportive, open-minded and fun place to perform.  Madison has a lot of things I just loved about it, there's just more of it in New York.


BSD: Do you prefer collaboration or working solo?
SS: I think most people, myself included, produce better work in collaboration, since you get to bounce ideas off each other, edit one another, and synthesize your experiences.  But considering how difficult it is to find a good meld (like I had with my band Screamin' Cyn Cyn & The Pons in Wisconsin) it's easier in a lot of ways just to work on your own.  There are trade-offs.

BSD: Do you own any porn? What's your go-to jerk off material?
SS: I don't think I own any porn at the moment, what with the internet and all.  At one point I know I had a porn called "Middle Eastern Guys" which didn't end up featuring any Middle Eastern Guys at all.  As for my personal favorites in pornography, I stumbled upon a forum that collects scenes in heterosexual porn that appeal to gay men and I can't get enough.  Google "Homoerotic Scenes in Straight Porn" and thank me later.

BSD: What can we expect in 2014?
SS: I plan to finally release a proper Shane Shane album in 2014 and am in the process of producing and releasing the backlog of music videos and short sketches I've mapped out in my head for quite some time now.  I've decided 2014 is the year of my media blitz.  So stay tuned!!



If you're in NYC, check out SHANESHANE's heady mix of original music, body positivity, absurd comedy, and scatalogical eroticism to The Club at LaMama January 17-19, 2014 for his show, LIQUID NONSENSE: AMIABLE NITRATE.

For more information (and especially to check out more of ShaneShane's videos) please visit:
LaMama.org
ShaneShane.net

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CARDIAC ARREST


Poet and artist John Giorno, "Everyone Gets Lighter" at Max Wigram Gallery in London.  



Saturday, January 11, 2014

CHALET REPARTEE


Did I ever tell you the one about my grandpa?   How he buried his father's sacred cow bell (straight from slopes of Grindelwald) somewhere in the fields of Nebraska, so cousin Merlin couldn't find it?
Well, that's it: the whole story.  Merlin, FYI, has the best 4-wheelers in 4 states.  Coincidence?

"Bomba" by Kontrust:



Wait.  There's more.  An entire song sung by sock puppets in lederhosen.