Month: April 2013

When I Realized I Like Guys: The Ballad of Michael Paulsen

BOOM. I have talked about my coming out story before, but rarely have I ever talked about the time I realized I was gay in the first place. People have always asked me when I realized it, or when I decided that my gayness was a prevalent part of my life (no matter how much of a secret it was). Well here’s my attempt to answer the burning question: When did you know you were gay?

Bold Bitch and the City | Part One: Looking for Gold

My One Night Stand with New York City Introduction This is the official diary of my first trip to New York City. All my life, I had dreamt of being in the middle of Times Square, taking a walk through Central Park and having tea at the Plaza Hotel. But I got much more than the usual tourist experience. I had a sense of rebirth. New York was like a pump of adrenaline to my whole outlook in life, at a time when I started to lose focus. At one point I think I even lost sight of what the Bold Bitch Diaries are all about. It’s important to always rediscover what it is you want, because we are always evolving, always changing. I will forever want some sort of force against me, I will always want to be fighting. Without the struggle, comes lack of creativity and lack of passion. What will happen when I finally get my shit together? The Arrival There I was. Fresh off the plane at JFK rolling around a …

What the Bold Bitch Diaries are all about

I think I lost sight of what the Bold Bitch Diaries are all about. It’s important to always rediscover what it is you want, because we are always evolving, always changing. I will forever want some sort of force against me, I will always want to be fighting. Without the struggle, comes lack of creativity and lack of passion. What will happen when I finally get my shit together? The Bold Bitch Diaries | Part Five: My One-Night Stand with New York City Thursday, April 11 @11 a.m.

The Mr. High School Diaries | Part Two: Rude Bitch

I was quite manipulative in high school. Nowadays I use my powers for good rather than evil, but back then I would use the gift of manipulation for the most petty of circumstances. Including my problem with a girl, who sat next to me in health class sophomore year, named Roxy. The Situation Sometimes when I tell this story, people ask what was so bad about Roxy. They want to know, “What did Roxy do to make you do that to her?” The answer is simple. She was a loud mess who didn’t know when to stop lying about her life story and she chose me to be the one who hears about it. I just did NOT have time for that. Roxy had many stories to tell. Apparently her father left for Mexico after meeting a stripper and her mom is an alcoholic. I didn’t really care because she told all these stories with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. I just could not buy her story. I couldn’t …

Angela Anne talks Love, Religion and Kurt Cobain [VIDEO]

A True Artist by Robert Samuel Soares The truth of the matter is, when it comes to soul, Angela Anne has you covered. Whether she’s sippin’ Lavender Lemonade or dreaming of the city, it is clear that her lyrics are genuine and her style is unique. The first time I interviewed Angela Anne was at a coffee shop back in December. She gushed about the upcoming release of her new single, Lavender Lemonade, which is now available to download on her Bandcamp page. “Lavender Lemonade” is the almost-grown-up tale of young love, a detonation of soaring vocals and acoustic guitars. Straying away from heavy production creates a raw quality that perfectly executes an indie pop masterpiece, best described as a cinematic siren call to a Chevy drivin’ all American boy. “I don’t think I’ll ever stop writing about him,” Angela said of her muse for the song. “I don’t think anyone could ever forget their first love. It’s like taking your first steps, you’re moving from being a little kid to figuring out who you are, …