Good evening, peeps - what a strange few weeks it has been, hasn't it? I thought it was bad enough with this insane Election - I swear, if Trump suddenly took off his human mask to reveal an alien lizard beneath, I wouldn't be shocked, I'd be relieved and I'd say "well, THAT makes sense!" I'm sure for some quarters in the country, if Hillary and/or Bernie did the same thing, they'd say the same thing - but anyway, with Orlando and now the terrible tragedies out of Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas..... it makes me kind of want to climb into a hole and never come out. And I don't mean the hole of some hot guy. I mean, yes, of course, that would be awesome... but that's not really what I'm referring to. :)
Anyway, I've been OK although stressed out about my continued state of unemployment. It's been making me sort of crazy the past few weeks and so I haven't really been entirely myself. But I'm getting through. After posting a frustrated post on Facebook lamenting the lack of support from my fellow gay men in this search, two fellas have stepped up to offer some help. Thanks, guys, I hope it works cuz this Daddy has to pay rent and eat!
As you may remember, I'm retiring Will Clark on August 4th which will be the 21st anniversary of my first porn shoot (Hot House's Dr. Goodglove). I had hoped to write more blog posts this summer but given the tragedies we've been enduring, I felt it kind of inappropriate (and not "Michael Brandon Inappropriate Behavior Party" inappropriate, either). But, I'm going to plow through in the coming weeks so please forgive me if I write about stupid porn shit even if/when it feels as though the world is ending.
And, you know, sometimes is has felt as though the world is ending..... the Trump slogan is "Make America Great Again", I'd settle for "Make America Kind Again" or "Make America Livable Again". Great? I'd like to aim higher, please.
More to say, of course, but I want to end on a very positive note - a FB friend/blogger posted a really awesome post tonight entitled: "Jack Chicken for Will Clark" wherein he gives a recipe for what looks like a DELICIOUS chicken dinner (my favorite!) doused in Jack Daniels (also my favorite!). Then, he goes on to write a kind of love letter to me highlighting some of my accomplishments. Now, because I'm a kind of control queen (if you don't know this, you have clearly not been paying attention LOL), I wrote him privately correcting him on some of the facts in the bio. Dan, hope you don't mind!! :)
But I should also say that I'm proud of Dan - the other day he stood up for what was right for him and other tenants in his building when the landlord was clearly trying to hurt everyone. That's what I like to hear. People standing up for themselves and taking care of others by standing up for what is right. Thank you. And I'm sure your neighbors thank you as well.
Finally- this Saturday night at Rockbar here in NYC, I'll be co-emceeing with drag queen Witti Repartee in what will be Will Clark's final event. I've already been kind of choked up about it but am hoping that I'll have some pals around who will prevent me from getting too weepy. I know.. I know.. I could just keep doing these things but I feel that I can't get to the new stuff (whatever that turns out to be), if I keep holding on to the old stuff. And like Willy Wonka, I could keep going but I really don't want to. It's all kind of a mess having to do with not living in the past and moving on and all that grown up stuff.
Anyway, more on this as the week progresses. :)
Have a great evening and see you back here again soon!