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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The 7 Deadly Sins - #1 Lust

This is the first entry in my engagement of the 7 Deadly Sins and their Virtuous counterparts, as they relate to the mind of a heterosexual man.

With lust being first up on the acrimoniousness list. So, what exactly is lust?

In sexual terms, Lust is derived from the Latin word "Libido". The more a man's lust, the higher his libido. It's rare for a woman to say "I wish my man had more of a sex drive". We simply lust too much for you. Lust can also refer to the intense desire for non-sexual things like money, fame, material objects, etc. No kind of  lust is good...they're all deadly. No matter the type, all lust leaves you unfulfilled, unsatisfied and unhappy.

Several schools of thought exist for men on one of the most common after effects from sexual lust: Masturbation.  

Some guys enjoy masturbation for the pure pleasure and self gratification. Others do it out of frustration and need; while some prefer to bottle it, keep it in and save it for their partner. And yet there are still a few brave souls among us, who choose to refrain from it all together.  

In my personal journey toward enlightened desire-less  I've found myself to be much stronger in mind now, than when I was as a regular practitioner of lustful principles. If lust makes you weak, then clearly, Masturbation is weakness leaving the body.  Not wanting, yearning or caring for lust fulfilling conquests have left me with a personal strength I never thought attainable. I'm healthier, more respectful and unequivocally happier without lust in my life. Which leads me to the opposite of lust: Chastity. And the first of the 7 Heavenly Virtues.

Chastity is defined as: Abstaining from sexual conduct according to one's state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. Cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene, and maintained by refraining from intoxicants. To be honest with oneself, one's family, one's friends, and to all of humanity. Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought-through education and betterment. The ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostilitytemptation or corruption.

In a world without lust, you are free to dance the night away with your girlfriends in a public forum without the worry of a strange man sidling up behind you and rubbing his throbbing anatomy against your backside. Sounds heavenly doesn't it? We should all aspire to such virtuous.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Explain Yourself...Please

We're not judging you.

We're not criticizing you.

We're not suffocating you.

We simply want to understand you.

We want you to say what you mean.

We want you to be crystal clear.

We do not want to interpret incorrectly.

We crave knowledge.

We're hungry.

Feed us.


For example.

"Talk soon" and  "I need time".

Please eliminate these cryptic female phrases immediately from your dialogue, unless you're able to provide additional details. How soon? Why can't you talk now? How much time? Why do you even need time? If you don't know what to say, tell us that. Time for what? To possibly change your mind?

Anything short of complete honesty and transparency will make us think "What the fuck is really going on?" Why the mystery? Just tell us.

If you're truly sincere in these incredibly ambiguous and frustrating statements then make us think you are. If you're trying to blow us off "nicely", please don't. Knowing we should be able to "take a hint" or "figure it out" is not being nice. It's being obtuse. And rude. We don't care about nice. We care about the truth. Women want nice. Men want answers.

Be more direct.  Being obvious to you and your girlfriends doesn't make it so for us. We're the stupid ones. Right?  In the short run and the long run being direct will not just serve you better with the men you don't want, but it works miracles with the ones you do. And isn't that what you want?

Make some miracles today. It's easier than you might think.


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Boys Don't Cry

If you've been reading this blog at all, by know, you should believe that "boys don't cry" is complete bullshit. Trust me. Just cause tears aren't running down our face, we can still make it rain on the inside.

Yes, we're some horny motherf'ers who get physically turned on at the first sight of our favorite female body part...but it doesn't last....very long....very long at all....certainly never long enough. What does last is how you make us feel.

How you make us feel when you laugh at our stupid jokes or our silly attempt at quick witted humor.

How you make us feel when we talk to you....and you listen.

How you make us feel when we feel like shit.

How you make us feel when you text us that you miss us or you can't wait to us....or you need to see us.

How you make us feel when you just answer the phone and say Hi when we call.

How you make us feel when we walk into a room.

Believe what you want, but the tough guy act is just that.

Monday, February 25, 2013

'We Saw Your Boobs' and Kristen Stewart Likes Licking Armpits

I think it would be more than appropriate for me to comment on Seth MacFarlane's Oscar song parody 'We Saw Your Boobs", so here goes. That song and Seth proved once again how grown men will always think like juvenile little boys when it comes to women and their anatomy. We love boobies. And for the actresses who choose to share their sweet mounds of luscious mayhem for all the world to see you, we salute you, brave, free spirited feminists. Let it all hang it out. Be proud. Be bold. Be bare.

Now speaking of actresses, I'd like to recognize Kristen Stewart for a moment. Not for her odd Oscar Night appearance, but more recently for an on-line article that mentioned how the young, not so innocent, housebreaking mistress of an actress enjoys licking a man's armpit. I know you want some proof, so here's the article.

As a man, I find this particular desire both bizarrely alarming and erotic. Liking a man's natural scent is a common occurrence;  however, taking it to the next level, such as armpit licking, is what separates the freaks from the submissive milk and cookies girls pretending to be "good".

The first and only time a woman inhaled my armpit, like it was the last, greatest smell on earth left me at a loss for words...and blood....I was even more aroused than I thought I could ever be. To a man, there's no better compliment than ingesting us with a wild animal-ism normally associated with, well....wild animals.

Bravo Kristen Stewart for letting your freak flag fly. So ladies, don't be shy. Follow Miss Stewart's lead on this one. Smell, taste, inhale and ingest your man 'till your heart's content. We won't mind one bit.

And don't forget to throw in a little side boob action just for fun.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Chase

A married female friend of mine tried to tell me tonight she believes men lose interest after they've "got" the woman because it's all about "the chase." I've heard this analysis from other women before and wonder how they ever came up with this one. I'm here to once and for all, refute this notion of men loving the chase. It's complete and total bullshit.

Sure, I understand why women would think men enjoy it. All the crazy shit we do, the attempts, the time spent to woo is usually considerable and often bordering on ridiculous. But this effort has nothing to do with the pleasure of the journey. It's all about the end result. Most men will do whatever they need to do in order to succeed. We are goal oriented. For food. For jobs. For women. Especially for women. Do not confuse our excitement from the final result with the painful steps it took to get there.

To put it another way. Two guys walk into a bar at 9pm. 

The first guy talks to as many ladies as he can over the next 4 hours. He empties his wallet buying drinks, eventually gets drunk...meets a woman at last call and is lucky enough to take her home at 2am....but not before they stop to grab something to eat, and then go back to her place for a long drawn out make out session where they may or may not end up having sex. He eventually passes out at around 5am.  

The second guy who walked into the bar at 9pm meets a girl at 9:05. They share a laugh, have one drink and by 945, they're making out hard core. The girl whispers into his ear that she wants to fuck him. He pays the tab and they leave straight back to her place. By 1030 they're naked. By midnight, he's sound asleep. Happy. Content. Satisfied.

Question. Which guy do you think any guy would prefer to be? If your answer is not the "second guy" then no wonder you have problems with men. You still have a lot to learn.

First thing to understand about men. Just about everything we do is geared toward getting women. The car we drive, the jobs we do, the clothes we wear, the smart ass comments we make. All about attracting the lady.  Plus, time is money...and blue balls. Efficiency is the name of our game. All this chasing, jumping through hoops business is exhausting. If we could get women by sitting in our underwear, watching cartoons on TV, and eating cheese, we'd never leave the house. EVER.

The only time where it may be valid to suggest we like the chase is that we do not want you to be so easy that you give off the vibe that you're easy because you're easy with everyone. We want you to be easy only because it's us.  Essentially, you're not making us chase you because of how wonderful we may be and there's no resisting our charm, beauty and affections.

If a guy does quickly lose interest in you after he's "gotten you", then sorry sister, he was never really that into you to begin with....and was probably just trying to have sex with you. It's referred to as "Hit it and quit it."

I think the chase misconception lies from the fact that women are actually the ones who enjoy being chased, so naturally, they just think we should enjoy it too. Sorry to burst your bubble on this one. Just ask Vinnie Chase. In Entourage some girl told him that he was going to have to "work for it". He laughed off her requirement and said "The reason I got famous was so I wouldn't have to work for it anymore."  Normal men only work because they have to...not because they want to. 

If anything, we tolerate the chase, just as long in the end, we get what we were chasing. If the chase was so enjoyable for men, it wouldn't matter if we ever got the girl cause the ride was the fun part....honestly, the ride sucks. Parking the car in the garage is where it's at.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why Won't He Commit or Get Serious With Me?

Only four possible answers.

He's not passionate about you OR He's fucking someone else OR He just likes fucking in, that's all he likes about you. OR finally, he got burned in his last relationship and is scared to go down that road again.

It has nothing do with being afraid of commitment or being weak or being fearful of losing his freedom or being just not sure. We know as soon as you open your mouth whether or not we want to date you. How serious we get is entirely up to you at this point. Yes. Our decision was made that quickly.

Guys have no issues with committing to their favorite sports team, musician, car...whatever. So why should we be unable to do the same with you? The answer lies above.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 5 Most Popular "Naked Truth" Blog Entries

I decided to do some recycling and revisit my five most popular entries since I began operating this site in 2011. By "popular", I simply looked at the number of page views generated, which means either the title proved to be a subject of extreme interest or just showed up more on internet search engines. For each one, I've provided some thoughts and reactions.  So, out of 85 total entries, here are the top 5. Perhaps though, I should have saved this for my 100th post...oh well....I guess I'm now taking suggestions for my 100th post.

5.  A Man's Want v A Man's Need for Sex - 325 views
It doesn't surprise me that a sexual entry is in the top 5. After all, we're (I'm) constantly reminding you ladies how much men think about sex. And naturally, women must wonder what's the reason, if there is even a reason, beyond just us being animals and filthy, disgusting pigs.  

4.  Blue Balls, Shrinkage and Morning Wood - 387 views
Again with the Balls...and Sex....Apparently, you Ladies are far more interested in sex than you've led us to believe.Oh, you naughty little girls. Yet, you're still never going to want it or need it like we do...but it's encouraging to know you're, at least, interested in reading about it.

3.  How a Man's Broken Heart Affects Him - 482 views
So you are more than just about sex after all? Wow. Or more likely, this topic strikes you as so far fetched, you just had to check it out. What? Men suffer from broken hearts? Can't be. be plenty.

2.  Stop Rewarding Men Who Play it Cool - 715 views
I am most shocked by the number of views this one generated.  It makes me think that women realize they  do, in fact reward men with bad behavior, or reward those who act disinterested and perhaps, want to do something about it. David Spade was just on Howard Stern this week talking about this very topic. He's bedded an unbelievable number of Hollywood starlets from Heather Locklear to Julie Bowen and too many Playmates in between. He says he learned at an early age "once you show your cards to a woman" she's done with you. He argues you can't be crazy about a woman because it turns them off. For whatever reason, women cannot handle extreme affection or adulation. Either they don't believe they deserve it or they feel it puts too much pressure on them,...the kind of pressure they can't handle. Sadly, too many women are more comfortable complaining about the attention they don't get, then enjoying the attention they do receive. 

1.  A Sexed up Jenny McCarthy on Howard Stern - 2321 views
This entry by far and away proves the power of Google and the "keyword". It's almost unfair to count this in my top 5...but then is unfair...and love is, it stays.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

As Music goes, so goes Love

Most of us wish to be younger. Age grows tiresome for us all.  However, sometimes, I wish I was actually 20 years older and can remember a time when love and romance not only meant something, to both men and women, but was completely embraced and respected. When I think of the 60's and the kind of music to come out of that decade, from the Girl groups to the Beatles, the predominant themes were all about love and falling in love.'s still about love, but on the wrong side of it, breaks up and heartbreaks.

Go back and listen to the golden era of the 60's where Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk in the Room", or The Crystals "Then He Kissed Me", and The Chiffons "He's so Fine"...and even the The Beatles break out American hit "I Wanna' Hold Your Hand" were musical staples. This music was uplifting, positive and yearning.

So what happened to music? What happened to us?  

Unrequited Love. Disappointment. Disillusionment. 

By the 70's, gone was the optimism, romantic ideals and free love so prevalent in the 60's. The Vietnam War, and then the Woman's Liberation Movement changed forever how men and women felt and interacted with one another.

70's songs like The Eagles "Desperado", Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" and Tom Petty's "Don't Do Me Like That" gave way to the likes of  Sheryl Crow's "Are you strong enough to be my man?" signaling a change of the heart on both sides.  And today, singer songwriters like Taylor Swift and John Mayer continue to write about lost love and hard feelings.

It's no wonder more and more people are so unhappy with the world and with each other. The marriage rate is down. Divorce is up. I personally know so many couples completely miserable with each other. And for those still single? They've thrown in the towel long ago. Where has all the hope gone?  The dreams? The romance? 

In 1975, Bruce wanted to know if love was real. Today, I wonder if it still exists.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Best Things to Say to a Man

Lately, I've focused a great deal on some of my personal obsessions and how men think, and have gotten away from pure advice for women when it comes to dating. So, with that spirit in mind, here's a few sure fire things you can say to a man that will not only impress him, but turn him on as well.
  1.  I  can't wait to see you again.
  2.  I need to see you.
  3. God, I want you to fuck me or God, I want you inside of me (Note: the use of "God" implies a  more enthusiastic religious like fervor.
  4.  I'm proud of you.
  5.  I love your laugh.
That's really all there is to it. Nothing more needs to be said to us ever. Contrary to popular wisdom, we are extraordinarily easy to please.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Being Romantic

One of the most common complaints from women is a lack of romance from their man or from men in general.  One day out of the year...Valentine's forced upon us to be just that. But doing something on Cupid's derived holiday does not make you a romantic. Maybe it's just the Libra in me, and the fact I love Bruce Springsteen so much, but I'm one of those guys, like Bruce, that carries "romantic thoughts in my head" every day.

Being romantic means always thinking of what you can do for your girl...or a girl who you want to be your girl...that will make her smile. Whether it's sending a simple text that says "I'm thinking of you" or driving all night just to buy her some shoes, when it comes to romantics, it is truly the thoughts that count. 

Like walking out of your way to a certain street corner in New York City just to take a picture of the street sign which happens to bear her last name.

Like waiting on her doorstep just because you had to see her.

Like flying in, out of the blue, just to surprise her....even if it was on Valentine's Day.

Like flying 1500 miles out of the way just to take her to lunch, to a museum and for a walk in the park.

Like writing a poem about her that may end up being more Dr. Seuss than William Blake.

Like not going to the Grammy's without her, even though you had VIP and she did not, and Bruce Springsteen was opening the show! was I thinking?!

Like grabbing her hand and pulling her with you as you rush to the front of the stage for Bruuuuce....not leaving her behind to get there a friend of mine inexplicably did last week. He romantic...not.

Like staying up all night to watch her sleep because you didn't want to miss her waking up.

Like doing something, anything...just because she wants to.

Like taking her photo.

Like making a mix tape (CD).

Like holding her hand.

Like posting your favorite song on her this one. 

Like liking what's next with her.

Like not wanting the night to end.

Like thinking of her....always.

Like if you're in love....even if he/she doesn't know it yet, or doesn't even care....Happy Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Man Who Has His Stuff Together

I was at a college alumni dinner the other night and a woman, who was there, asked if anyone knew any single men available.  For whatever reason, I exchanged glances with the guy next to me and we both said to each other, "Hey I'm single."...not that we were necessarily interested in this woman...I was not on any level...but, we just kind of both jokingly let her know we were available. To which she quickly dismissed, "Oh, I mean men who have their stuff together."

Now, she didn't know anything about us other than what we did for a living...had no idea how successful we may have been or even anything about our personalities. Maybe she just assumed no one at this "networking" dinner could possibly have their stuff together, otherwise why would they be "networking?"  I really should have asked her exactly what she meant by her comment because it bothered me and everyone around me at the table, including some women.  For once, I chose to remain "professional" and non-confrontational. I let it go without much condemnation. I let her get off easy.....Maybe it's the Prozac.

At any rate, after stewing over this for a few days, today, I recalled a woman who I met a little over 10 years ago. I can remember it like it was yesterday. At soon as we met, for lack of a more masculine word, I was smitten immediately. But I also thought...I can't possibly date this woman, not now anyway. She's a project for the future. Down the road...I would go for her.  My hesitancy had nothing to do with a lack of confidence in her being into me; rather, it was all in my head. It was all about me. I did not feel like I had "my stuff" together. I felt like I needed to be able to give her "more" or somehow "be more" than I was at the time. And  I'm not talking just was a combination of a lot of other things that I thought were important.  

Yes, I put this woman up on a pedestal, thinking she was perhaps the most beautiful, enchanting and exciting woman I had ever met. And also thinking, just being a "fun" guy or a "good" guy would not nearly be enough....and was not that I thought she was the type who would need anything more than that from whoever she dated. I just thought she deserved it. And you know what? She does. I still maintain a relationship with her today and I still feel the same way about her. Although, we never did end up getting together, I still believe the only reason was because she was not physically attracted to me...and had nothing to do with whether or not I actually had my stuff together.

So, it got me thinking even more about what it means for a guy to have his stuff together. What does it mean for a woman?  And does anyone really have their stuff together? I mean...we're all our own way. We all have issues. We all have baggage. None of us walk around free and unencumbered  All of us have our share of stuff that's all over the place. Maybe a more relevant dating question to ask men is, "Do you know what you want from a woman?"

Keep in mind, this question is very different from asking "What do you want?" If you ask men this question you will all most likely get the same answer. Men want women. But knowing what you specifically want from a woman speaks to your unique personality and your relative confidence. Springsteen has a line in his song, Brilliant Disguise, "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of." 

Part of the reason I love Bruce so much is that he always knows how to sum it up precisely and perfectly. Only a man who knows exactly what he wants is a man who truly has his stuff together. And as messed up as I am...above all else....I've never had a doubt what I've been sure of...and what I want....even as far back as the time I met that woman a dozen years ago.

For those's Brilliant Disguise, in it's entirety. It just happens to be one of Springsteen's most beautiful songs....complete with a very eloquent introduction from Bruce about the song, and about love.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Howard Stern and his Snow Angel

OK. I know what you all are thinking before you even started thinking it. Howard Stern and Snow Angel don't exactly go together. Or if they do, then it must be something sick and perverted. Yes. They very much do go together and No, it's not perverted. In fact, it's probably one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a long time.

In recent years Howard's taken up photography as a hobby. And naturally, his most photographed subject has been his model wife, Beth. Here's their latest heavenly winter wonderland collection with video.
What makes this set of pictures so exquisite and striking isn't just because the composition and subject are so  appealing; rather, something else is going on behind the lens.

Beth is Howard's inspiration. His muse, his joy, his passion...and his lover. These pictures. This hobby. This is the extraordinary affect a good woman can have on a man. You make us want to take your picture. To paint you. To sculpt touch hold write about breathe in your presence and bask in your light.

Any man who's ever been in love knows exactly what I'm talking about. And while there may be some women out there who share a similar sentiment, I've never heard of one.  Women just don't look at men as someone who inspires them or takes their breath away in a non-lustful manner. I can't offer any explanation  as to why a woman takes such an intoxicating hold of our conscious and devoted thoughts. All I know is she can. Women possess an existential magical power over a man's psyche.

You can vividly see it in the photographs how Howard clearly feels about he looks at her...and into her. Every man desires a woman to look at in that way. And even more important, we want a woman who wants us, alone, looking at her in that way. And that is a true snow angel.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Apple and The Woman

Friend or Foe?  
 Where in lies the evil?
The Apple? Or the Woman?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My Bromance with Bruce Springsteen

I’m a 100% heterosexual 41-year old single man and I’m in love with Bruce Springsteen. I’m neither embarrassed nor at all concerned by this bold public declaration of affection. In fact, I’m extremely proud of it, knowing there’s thousands, if not millions, of other men, who feel exactly the same way.

The Grammy Foundation honors Bruce this week with its annual MusiCares Person of the Year Award, recognizing him for his lifelong achievements in music and charity efforts. Bruce is as much the world class humanitarian as he is the accomplished musician. His latest Grammy nominated single, We Take Care of Our Own speaks to the core of his songwriting and ideals. The Boss doesn’t just rock, he cares too.

From early in his career Bruce built a deep connection with his audience, as he sought purpose, passion and love in his own life. He invited us to join him on his journey. Seek out our light. Live our dreams. All the while preaching, only together, will we truly make it. In order to leave behind the Darkness on the Edge of Town, traverse through the Badlands, and ultimately, reach the Promised Land, we need one another.

For men, Bruce sings perfectly how we think about these things which give us meaning…about cars, about girls, and about life. And like Bruce, we all just want to know if love is real. His spirit fuels our hearts. His words entice our minds. His music lights our fire. He’s tough. He’s sensitive. He understands. Bruce talks and walks like a man. He’s the epitome of a “guy’s guy.” With all due respect to Jerry McGuire, it’s The Boss who men want to be, and who women really want to be with.

This bromantic Boss affair reaches all the way to the highest office in the land. During his first national campaign, President Obama remarked, “I’m running for President because I can’t be Bruce Springsteen.” Then, during the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors, Obama reminded us that he may be the President, “but Bruce Springsteen is the Boss.”

Ask Jon Stewart what he thinks of Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone magazine published a cover story last year where Jon spent an entire afternoon convincing Bruce how much he meant to him. Or better yet, go to YouTube and watch Jon’s incredibly humorous, yet poignant introductory remarks from those ’09 Kennedy Center Honors.

When it comes to our collective “man crush” on Bruce, nothing about our adulation is meant to be funny, over-the-top, or too dramatic.

NBC News’s Brian Williams, perhaps the most ardent of celebrity Springsteen tramps, confessed to Wendy Williams that “if there would happen to be some sort of chemical imbalance one day that would cause him to go in the other direction, Bruce would be his guy.” And he wasn’t joking.

Newsweek’s President Rob Gregory’s license plate calls out “Bruuuce” to all on-lookers.

New York restaurateur Drew Nieporent travels the world for three things. Fine dining, cigars…and Bruce.

Author Peter Ames Carlin just spent 494 pages detailed pages examining the life of Bruce.

An 18-year old Scottish Blogger who tragically lost his Father 5 years ago and has found both consolation and inspiration in Bruce’s music finally saw him in concert for the first time last year. “In New Jersey in September, I stood in the crowd as Bruce spoke about allowing the ghosts of our past to walk alongside us, with us. In that moment, as though with the cool evening wind of late fall, came something which has changed my life forever. I found peace with my Dad.”  (

The two Eds, Norton and Burns are smitten.

John Cusack could go for a soak in his Hot Tub Time Machine with a certain Jersey boy.

And speaking of time travel, Michael J. Fox has plenty of plutonium to power the flux capacitor anytime for the Boss.

The coolest of the cool, Arthur Fonzarelli is hot for him.

Zoolander Facebook stalks him.

Bababooey wants to share a banana.

In 2008, Danny Devito gushed and drooled like a little school girl while inducting his Asbury Hero into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Robert Dinero’s signature line “Are you talking to me?” came courtesy of Mr. Springsteen.

Tom Hanks belted out “Rocky Ground” into my ear at the infamous Apollo Show earlier this year as if his next Oscar depended on it.

Bono, Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello all want Bruce to be their fourth.

Even Bruce’s current Manager Jon Landau, who you would expect to have the deepest of crushes, wrote this when he was just another music critic for The Real Paper in 1974, BEFORE he became his lifetime business partner. “When his two-hour set ended I could only think, can anyone really be this good; can anyone say this much to me, can Rock ‘n Roll still speak with this kind of power and glory? And then I felt the sores on my thighs where I had been pounding my hands in time for the entire concert and knew that the answer was yes.” And oh by the way, in that same column he also declared, “I saw Rock and Roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

In a world filled with broken promises, distrust and false idols one man continues to rise above and outshine the rest. When people ask me why I love Bruce so much, or why I need to see him perform in concert over and over again, I always say the same thing. He never disappoints. And while I’ve never actually met him, I did touch his foot once while he crowd surfed…I feel like I’m as close to him as any other man I’ve ever known, outside my Father…who’s also in love with him…mainly because of me.  In all sincerity, I trust him. I know I can count on him. He’s my best friend.

Another close friend and I use to say to each other that if we could find a woman to light up our lives like Bruce does, we’d be the two happiest guys in the world. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

If you want to see what it looks like for a bunch of grown men to have tears of joy in their eyes with their arms raised high, go to a Bruce Springsteen concert.

In Landau’s much quoted historic review he also wrote, “There is no one I’d rather watch on a stage today.”  I’ll call and raise that sentiment.

There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than watching Bruce on stage today. And I do mean NOTHING. Well…I wouldn’t mind throwing the baseball around with him and then having a beer.

I love you Bruce Springsteen.

Friday, February 1, 2013

When Will I Be Loved

Despite how much I keep you telling how important sex is to a man and how all we think about is getting laid we also spend more time than you would think about love. Most men won't admit it and prefer to keep the superficial stereotype alive, but that's not what I'm here for. I'm here to open our hearts and let you inside our minds.

But then again, don't take my word for it. Think about how many men have written songs over the years about love. There's a helluva lot more songs on love than there are on sex. The Everly Brothers released "When Will I Be Loved" in 1960. And in 2009 two of my favorite male musicians who would never be confused for "softies", John Forgerty and Bruce Springsteen, covered it. 

I keep saying it...but it needs repeating. Men are deeper and more thoughtful than you've been led to believe.