"Growing old, it's hard to be an angry young man," according the lyrics in Bob Mould's song Return to Dust. While the 50-year-old musician shouldn't feel old, it is fascinating to recall that he started the seminal punk band- Husker Du 30 years ago before moving on the post-punk band- Sugar. He has continued to influence cultural shifts in modern music. The genre jumping musician has gone from 1980s post-punk to 90s alt-rock to dance-floor favorites for middle-aged gay men. He hosts a dance monthly party- BLOW OFF in San Fransisco, NYC, & Washington DC. Back in his punk days, Mould was barely out as gay, even to friends & music associates. A 1994 Spin magazine article written by author Dennis Cooper nudged Mould out of the closet. His new album is Life & Times. I admire his music, his masculine good looks, & I totally want to make out with him.Growing old is not for pussies!
I am a mid-20th century gay man still trying to get a handle on how to live life with meaning. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband/partner of 32+ years & the terriers: Lulu & Junior.
As an actor I have been in over 150 full stage productions, 12 films/TV, over 50 commercials & voice overs.
Our home & garden in Seattle (1981-2001) were published several times & were featured in a "coffee table" book- Flea Market Decorating by Meredith Press. That garden was on the Seattle Art Museum's Tour Of Artists' Gardens in 1999.
We moved to Portland in a fit of middle age anxiety in 2001.
We spend our time & money working on our house & garden in a working class bungalow, in a working class neighborhood.
The old-ball-& chain & I are thought to be a little nutty. ME:
cocktail drinker, tree hugger & seeker.
Kinsey 6, Myers-Briggs ENFJ, Capricorn/Snake