Congratulations to my fellow Cancerian and former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for his 69th birthday, which just happened this past Tuesday! SIXTY-NINE--everyone's favorite erotic number of course! Wow, the years sure don't go by in vain do they? Ringo still looks pretty darn good, but it could be due to the fact he keeps a full beard now and is always wearing sunglasses, so it's hard to see the passage of time on a highly obscured face, but I like that idea for when/if I make it to 69, so I'll keep a note of it. He was born Richard Starkey, but took on his famous stage name due to the enormous amount of rings he wore on his hands. To make it into the world's most famous musical group of all time with less-than-stellar talent must've felt like a dream to Ringo, and in no way am I putting him down, but let's face it, he was amongst giants such as Lennon, McCartney, and even Harrison who eventually became a genius in his own right. I think what made Ringo so great for the group was his down-to-earth personality, his enormous sense of humour, and his ability to get along with all of the boys in the band without too much ego. His solo career was quite respectable in the 70's too with songs such as this and this. An interesting essay praising his skills as a drummer can be read here.
You know, my niece is getting real big. Girl's stretching out and quite mature-looking and she's only 11! YIKES! Kids grow up real fast these days! She's a very smart inquisitive little person, and she's always asking me if I have a girlfriend or who my female ex's have been--she'll ask her dad (my brother Charles) or BETTER YET my mother (that's a hoot knowing how much this must turn her fundamentalist Christian stomach) and neither one of them has really yet explained to this beautiful curious child yet that I am gay. HUH?! This makes me a bit uncomfortable, and I wonder if I should talk to my brother Charles and ask him to perhaps explain to his little one the queer birds and the bees--it truly is time don't ya think? Or would it be too early and damaging for my niecey to find out about the homoness of her very handsome uncle who loves/adores men? Yeah, because I don't wanna be too bold the next time she asks and just say out loud, "Hey sweetie, but I like boys!" This would prolly make my mother's head spin in horror! It would actually be funny now that I think about it. But, I'll talk to my brother about it. Any advice? The kid has a right and is old enough to know the truth correct?
Anyway, it's Friday and not a moment too soon. My God man! Speaking of homosexuality, here's Sir Ian McKellen, perhaps the greatest actor alive, whom I adore and admire beyond words! Ian must be some six thousand years old, and yet I think he's such a handsome gentleman, well-spoken, inspiring, and he tears up Bibles?! SAY WHAT?! FIND OUT HERE: