- Tom- Tom
A few weeks ago, I came out of my house to walk my dog, saw this cloud formation. I ran back in for my camera. Nothing makes me happier than to be witness to something so wonderful and beautiful – and capturing it. This blog is going to be, for the most part, my report on what I find wonderful.
First, my new home in Palm Springs has become a venue for some amazing adventures and creative energy. I’ll be reporting on that here. My new book, EROTIC TRIGGERS just came out and it deals with the things that turn us on. I believe that we are spiritual beings incarnate in physical bodies and too many people don’t understand that. I believe we ought to be celebrating our sexual energy as sacred – and have fun with it. I’ll be taking more about this in the near future.
Second, I’ll be reporting on new projects in the works here. My life took an exciting turn this year when I met Jon Perez, a hugely talented composer. Jon and I are setting some of the poems from my book MEN I’VE LOVED to song – starting with marrying some of the piano / orchestral works in his album PIANOSCAPES to my texts. This is Jon the other day while we were working on our album out by the pool. He is taking a hug break with Molly , my Ewok baby disguised as a Shih Tzu. We’re also in early discussions for a documentary film about this joint project. Just wait – lot’s more about this in the future.
Another new project is PALM SPRINGS PROGRAM / FITNESS FOR MEN 40 PLUS. We will be announcing a new book, CD and site covering fitness, medical, nutritional and spiritual issues that help us be healthy (and sexy) all the way to the finish line. This is Cliff, a fifty five year old fitness expert and natural body builder who is one of the consultants from whom we’ll be seeking advice. We want women to turn their husbands on to what we have to offer to get their husbands and boyfriends off the couch. We want everyone to get into their bodies.
Third, I’m going to use this blog to discuss a variety of social issues – from internet profile design (advice on what not to do) to political matters that affect our lives. I’ll have something to say about everything from the aesthetics (or lack thereof) of fashions like tattoos – to internet fakes who sabotage their chances at real relationships by stealing identities and wasting their and our time and emotional resources. I’ll be calling out a number of men who I’ve caught doing this. And I’m naming names.
Fourth, I’m going to take a page from Thomas L. Friedman’s excellent book THE WORLD IS FLAT. On page 185 in a section titled “BE GOOD”, Friedman points out that with blogs plus Google – the ethically incompetent are likely to be exposed forever in this new world. Over my years as an artist, I’ve encountered a number of corrupt people who prey on artists. Nothing is more important to an artist than information about who the con artists are in the business. These people will be named and their sins documented. They include film producers and publishers who steal the artist share of the project to a morally wretched homophobic music agent in HOLLYWOOD. Caveat Emptor. I’ve offered these people forgiveness if they would come clean. They have not – so it’s time to flush them from their hiding places.
Fifth, I have no idea what I might encounter or what might bounce into my head here. But if I think it might be of value to us to know about and consider – I’ll cover it here. So you’ll be hearing from me :-)