Will straight soft porn save classical music?

It’s one step forward, then three steps back in this world if you’re not straight. That’s the way it seems. Unfortunately on the Classic Arts Showcase (CAS), Queers have yet to achieve the one step forward, which is odd considering that the CAS service is run by two suspected gay guys.

Hola a todos. Would you expect gay guys to heavily promote straight sexuality — known as the Breeder Agenda — through the presentation of classical music video clips? Considering the dismal state of things, I suppose one should expect that these days.

In these times, the new fad seems to be for gay guys to go back in the closet and “get the girl,” live together and/or get married and pretend to be a breeder. Live a lie, in other words. (Related: More back to the 1950s: Gay guys marrying females in droves. Sad.) How long does that head trip last? Because pretending to be someone you’re not (a breeder) and lying about your gay sexuality does constantly work on a gay guy’s mind no matter how hard he tries to be straight (because of his gay shame).

I’ve come to expect closeted gay guys to heavily promote the worldwide Breeder Agenda. It’s their way of hiding and trying to disguise their gay sexual orientation to make people think they’re straight. That’s what closet cases do, again, because of their gay shame. Then when they’re alone, they masturbate to gay sex videos.

I have no problem with what’s commonly known as “porn,” or what I prefer to call sex videos. That’s because the word “porn” has culturally-negative connotations associated with it based on people’s prudish attitudes and many hangups about sex, about seeing the human body, and body image issues, especially in the shithole US. Sex is too often thought of as “nasty,” “naughty,” “bad” and other pejoratives especially among many fake-Christians. I have no problem seeing the naked human body. We were all born naked which some people seem to forget, especially the fake-Christians/fundamentalist Christians.

But I have to say that straight “soft porn” — specifically the showing of “A Village Romeo and Juliet,” described as a “spell-binding version of Delius’s operatic masterpiece” — is not what I would expect a suspected gay guy to promote/show on his television network as was the case recently on the Classic Arts Showcase (CAS). This suspected gay guy, Jamie Rigler, has not shown Queers engaged in “soft porn” behaviour or any behaviour remotely similar to “A Village Romeo and Juliet.” He has no problem at all showing breeder/straight “soft porn,” but he never shows gay/Queer “soft porn.” I wonder why that is?

Considering what the Queer/GTQBL Community has become — it’s essentially dead here as of Spring 2018 — where most Queers don’t seem to care about anything but their phones and vegetating on data-mined and millionaire/billionaire-owned Orwellian-named “social media” sites, as well as one’s sex apps, I suppose this is to be expected. (By the way, I’m convinced that “social media” is the headquarters for those people without any genuine social skills. Typing to people is the extent of their “social skills.” Try talking with them if they ever look up from that phone and you’ll get a blank stare as if they can’t string 2-3 words together.)

Fortunately, I personally was able to escape seeing the worldwide-promoted Breeder Agenda of “him and her” for decades. Here’s where I’m coming from in that regard. I’ll give you some background, some history:

Most recently, I turned off the corporate mainstream media networks around the beginning of 2018 to get away from seeing and hearing about The Breeder Agenda, as well as for other reasons. I got so tired of loud, corporate media hype, lies, disinformation, constantly-obnoxious hyped screechy commercials, dumbed-down programming based in stupidity and catering to the lowest common denominator, the worshiping of US celebrities and anyone regularly appearing before a network camera and the US celebrity culture (including the worshiping of the British Royal Baby Factory), the worshiping of shallow US pop culture and watching (closeted) Latino musicians one-by-one sell out to corporate interests as they too became celebrities. I became exhausted from seeing brainwashed Democratic and Republican partisan pabulum and theatre antics catering to each corporate team’s brainwashed disciples/sheeple. And I particularly got tired of seeing the constant images of straight couples (“him/tall and her/short”) shoved in my face 24 hours a day. When I was monitoring the Latino networks, even if one suspected that some guy on camera was a Queer boy, he usually went out of his way to “act straight.” He made sure he hugged and kissed every females on the set to make the audience think he’s a breeder, hoping that would dispel any of those nasty online rumours that he’s gay. Yet another closet case. There are millions and millions of them worldwide. Most Queers remain in the closet worldwide, and they’re often married to females and have children and promoting the Breeder Agenda.

Also, nearly all of the surface mail I receive in my mailbox features the usual white “him and her” couples. There’s a well-known Bay Area mattress company that apparently is only interested in selling their mattresses to breeders, since they never feature any Gay or Lesbian couples — we don’t exist in their breeder world? — lying on beds in their advertising. They only show (young and white) “him and her” couples.

I’m well aware that there are a few people before corporate network cameras and microphones in the US corporate media who are openly Gay. But that doesn’t at all take away from the point I’m making here. And to me, most of those few come off as rather heteronormative from what I’ve seen of them, including the two heteronormative celebrity lesbians working for corporate networks who seem to be worshiped by their adoring fans. I don’t care to promote them by mentioning their names.

So en enero/in January 2018 I turned on the Classic Arts Showcase (CAS) — which is Channel 32-5 in the Bay Area (for the uninterrupted feed) — thinking that would be a safe place to get away from the constant bombardment of images/scenes of “him and her.” WRONG. That was clearly the wrong assumption on my part.

I watched the CAS years ago and don’t remember it being the way it is today — it’s extremely heteronormative today — and I think I would have noticed it back then. Today, I realised that one cannot escape the constant barrage of video clips selected on the CAS featuring “him and her” (known as the Breeder Agenda) unless one turns the television completely off.

After watching/monitoring the CAS for months, I’ve come to realise that the worldwide Breeder Agenda is extremely well represented on the CAS and that the CAS service/network is really no different than the corporate media when it comes to having breeder scenes shoved in one’s face — in this case — with classical music, particularly through ballet and/or opera performances. In fact, CAS probably shows more of the Breeder Agenda through the various video clips they choose than any other channel.

I’ve mentioned the Breeder Agenda on pink barrio many times. Some anti-gay people like to go on about “the Gay Agenda” which you’ve probably heard people mention. In reality, there is no Gay Agenda and there never has been unless one thinks that working for basic human rights is “an agenda,” and the same human rights which apply to other minority groups as well.

If there were a Gay Agenda in place we would see openly-Queer people saturated all over our television — other than the few that I mentioned earlier — in every programme regardless of what channel you’re on. Does one see that? No. One does not see that at all. Instead, what one sees are constant images of “him and her” shoved in our faces day and night, and I’m sick of it. This is what I mean by the worldwide Breeder/Straight Agenda, which comes with the following unspoken message: “If you’re not a breeder, you’re not ‘normal.’”

Well who wants to be “normal?” “Normal” is conformist and absolutely boring.

As for the Breeder Agenda, as I said earlier I was able to escape this tiresome agenda until recently, in the last 5 years or so. I never paid any attention to this “him and her” nonsense or even noticed it — probably because I rarely saw it — when San Francisco was The Gay Mecca. During those days, I only listened to the radio and rarely turned on the television. At that time, I was heavily into political news and that’s what I listened to on radio.

I saw the Breeder Agenda (“him and her” couples) decades ago in the District of Columbia (my former home city) especially over in Georgetown before moving to San Francisco at the height of the Gay Mecca. I don’t remember seeing “him and her” at that time at Dupont Circle, the predominantly Queer area in the District.

BUT I began seeing this “him and her” phenomenon when San Francisco’s Gay Mecca (The Castro) was sanitised by the conservatives to make The Castro conservatively “Family-Friendly” (ugh) for the breeders moving in here, and Queers being forced out through various means. That’s when I began noticing him-tall/her-short breeder couples flowing in here with their mandatory hand holding and make-out scenes on the sidewalks. I also noticed that many breeder couples went out of their way to make out at Castro & Market Streets under the big Rainbow Flag as if marking their new territory. Well, that did it for me, because that looked damned odd. I had not expected to ever see breeder/straight couples making out under a Rainbow Flag. WTF is that about? What message are they trying to send? As an analogy, I wouldn’t go out of my way to make out under the Straight Pride Flag. (It’s colours are drab funeral black, casket-grey and boring white. The same boring and conformist colours that one sees the lobotomised and adamantly conformist black and grey-clad Millennials wearing 365 days a year).

So, San Francisco’s Castro quickly became the Breeder/Straight Mecca with the invasion of obnoxious breeder couples who love to get drunk and projectile-vomit on the sidewalk or on the windows of businesses around here. You have to watch where you walk, especially on weekends, to avoid piles of vomit. The breeders clog up our sidewalks with their fleets of baby strollers with screaming babies (often twins). It seems that these new residents don’t believe in any form of birth control on our already over-populated planet. These in-your-face-with-their-sexuality breeder couples have come in here as if determined to mark their new territory because we don’t see this obnoxious “in your face” breeder behaviour I’ve just described anywhere else in San Francisco or the Bay Area. It’s as if breeders are hell-bent on making out in front of the few remaining Queers still living here. One wonders if some (many?) of these conservative-looking breeders hold to the anti-gay view that Queers can “go straight” if they see enough breeders making out and feel out of place? That’s the way it has appeared because, again, this has been a Castro area phenomenon only and a very concerted effort.

Meanwhile, sadly many Queers seem to have gone back in the closet because of the “Decree for Queers to Assimilate” that was given by those self-appointed authorities at those national corporatist and elitist Queer organisations — who only care about Queers of their income bracket — following gay marriage becoming legal in The Cesspool/the shithole US.

Translation of this “Decree for Queers to Assimilate with the Breeders:”

1. Fit in with the breeders.
2. Act straight.
3. No more radical or “Out and Proud” behaviour. That’s of the past, and we corporatist, wealthy and elitist Queers are almost ashamed of it with apologies to the breeders for offending them or inconveniencing them in any way when we were protesting.

That’s what we Queers worked decades for in the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement? To try to “act straight?” Corporate idiots.

During the Gay Mecca decades when people walked by my window in San Francisco it was nearly always the voices of male couples/Queer boys that I heard. Today it’s the opposite. I only hear the voices of “him and her” shallow and superficial-sounding Millennial breeder couples. I look out and they’re wearing the expected black and grey. That’s indicative of how The Castro and San Francisco has changed in the wrong direction. The female in these couples is usually talking loudly (for attention) and the guy she’s with often responds with a fake-sounding laugh to humour her, and possibly for other reasons.

You’re probably thinking at this point: What on Earth does all of this history have to do with, “Will straight soft porn save classical music?”

It’s for the benefit of new readers. I could have left all of the above out and would have preferred to — it certainly would have made this article shorter — having written about it many times in other articles. I wanted to give new readers some history/background of where I’m coming from as a Queer person when it comes to seeing breeder/straight “soft porn” with classical music accompaniment on the Classic Arts Showcase, and how it annoys me. And again, no equivalent of a Queer nature “soft porn” is ever shown on the CAS.

I’ve previously written here on mi diario/my diary, pink barrio, that the Classic Arts Showcase is the best programming on television. Nevertheless, one can’t help notice how entirely breeder-based, heteronormative the programming is, and one must assume this is by design/choice.

By the nearly constant flow of images of “him and her” (depending upon the video clip being shown at the time) one would never know that the Classic Arts Showcase was started by a wealthy suspected gay couple — and their foundation, The Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation, which funds CAS — although it’s not clear to me from my research whether they were an out-of-the-closet gay couple. If they were openly gay, they have catered entirely to the conservative Breeder Agenda and still do by their programming for the CAS.

On the CAS website, Lloyd Rigler is referenced as “longtime business partner” with Lawrence E. Deutsch. Isn’t that the closeted language often used by that generation of gay guys? I think so. There’s no mention they were a gay couple.

But after a bit more digging around, here’s a little information I found about the founders:

Quote:

With his “business” partner, Lawrence Deutsch, (those were more circumspect times) he ran a foundation that had much to do with bringing opera and ballet to Los Angeles, while funding various arts organizations, and even creating the venues where they were shown.

“When Rigler was faced with an Edith Windsor-style tax dilemma after the death of Deutsch, he created a nonprofit entity (The LEDLER Foundation) and started a project that allowed anybody to purchase a copy of any recording in the Library of Congress and five other repositories. Many reissued recordings owe their existence to this data base. The LEDLER foundation also founded a program to address marriage equality issues by focusing on unmarried couples. The logic was that by taking the emphasis off of gay-only issues, those issues could fall under a bigger umbrella of human rights.”

End Quote
[Source: BUNKER VISION].

Notice this language:

Quote: With his “business” partner, Lawrence Deutsch, (those were more circumspect times)… End Quote.

The word “circumspect” means guarded, cautious, careful.

My reading of that is that Lloyd referred to Lawrence as a “business” partner rather than as his partner because of the times. That sounds like to me they were both in the closet which was typical of that generation, otherwise the writer of the article would not have said “those were more circumspect times.”

Then there’s this:

Quote: The LEDLER foundation also founded a program to address marriage equality issues by focusing on unmarried couples. The logic was that by taking the emphasis off of gay-only issues, those issues could fall under a bigger umbrella of human rights. End Quote.

That would seem to contradict itself, according to my reading of it, or is this yet another closeted aspect going on. First, it speaks of marriage equality and unmarried couples. What unmarried couples? Unmarried gay couples? But then it says to take the emphasis off of gay-only issues. Do I detect a bit of internalised homophobia here? Because why would they care about unmarried breeder couples when they come with straight privilege to begin with!

Therefore, based on that, according to my interpretation of that contradictory mess it would appear that Lloyd and Lawrence were a gay couple and favoured marriage equality. But gay marriage/same-gender marriage was not legal at that time in the shithole US. And I don’t at all get the impression they were an “Out and Proud” gay couple (assuming they were), but rather a closeted gay couple. They were of that closeted generation which often spoke in code language when it came to one’s gay sexual orientation and gay topics.

On their annual “Happy Birthday” (which is May 3rd) screen caption on the network celebrating its continued years on the air, it says:

“James Rigler, Executive Producer, and Jimmy Grama, Editor.”

But in the articles I read, Jamie Rigler, was referenced as the programmer for the network since it began. Jamie is the nephew of Lloyd Rigler. And my most reliable Gaydar tells me he’s a Queer boy. If he’s not, there’s nothing wrong with me suspecting that he is. People who are secure with their own sexuality don’t mind such speculation. And in our heteronormative society, many gay guys are assumed to be straight. Then it shocks some people when they realise the person they thought was straight is really gay. So what’s the difference with me suspecting that Jamie is Queer? There is no difference. It’s just that the anti-gay, prejudiced and bigoted people who might show up here to read this will likely be offended by my suspecting that Jamie is gay because they will want to adamantly believe that he’s straight/a breeder. Or in their prejudiced mind, “the correct sexual orientation” according to the anti-gay bigots, who I should point out are often closet cases themselves.

From the pictures I’ve seen of Jamie he looks like a lovely guy, and from what someone said about him in an article I read, Jamie is extremely generous — just like his uncle who funded CAS with a total of around $50 Million for the total costs — and I’m left with the impression that Jamie is a very nice person.

But with only two brief extremely rare exceptions (which I’ll get to later), I have seen nothing Queer on the CAS. I’ve seen just the opposite. I’ve seen hours and hours of “him and her” when two people are shown whether it’s in heteronormative opera or heteronormative ballet with its very predictable scenes, as two examples.

You wouldn’t know there is a Queer person in the world by watching the Classic Arts Showcase, and the Executive Producer (Jamie Rigler) and the Editor (Jimmy Grama) are gay? From what I read, the guy that helps Jamie with the programming is described as “his friend.” I presume that’s Jimmy Grama. What does this language “his friend” mean that I read in one article? Is “his friend” another example of that outdated, closeted, code language that the previous generation — and the generation of the two founders of CAS — used as code language for a guy’s boyfriend or partner?

Assuming Jamie is Queer, one gets the impression he’s in the closet in Los Ángeles/Burbank of all places! Perhaps he’s lived there all his life. But the reason I say “of all places!” is because during the Gay Mecca decades, Queers fled from backwater cesspools with anti-gay prejudice bigots and moved to major cities to come out of the closet and to be “Out and Proud.” We didn’t move to major cities such as Los Ángeles or San Francisco to stay in the closet or go back in. Maybe this explains why CAS is entirely heteronormative with its “him and her” Breeder Agenda scenes with classical music accompaniment.

Such programming is what one expects from a closeted gay guy (or closeted gay guys) trying to hide his (or their) gay sexual orientation.

Even though historically the Queer community has been well-represented in The Arts, who is the gay male dancer paired off with — where the two dancers have physical contact — in dance routines in the video clips shown on the CAS? It’s always a female. A gay male dancer is never paired off with another guy, and historically that’s been the case. That was also the case the last time I looked when one of the Latino corporate media networks had their annual celebrity dance competition programme. It was (and probably still is) always “him and her” even when “him” or “her” are Queer or in the closet. The gay guy or lesbian is not allowed to be themselves and dance with a person of their same sexual orientation. No, production likes to lie and give the (false) impression that everyone on that stage is a breeder/straight even when most of production is Queer themselves, in some cases. Their message is: Let’s lie and promote the Breeder Agenda. This was also the case at the 2018 Olympics. “Him and her.”

I suppose the corporate media networks would say: “We can’t show two guys dancing together in a dance competition. Are you out of your mind? We would lose our audience and our advertisers. We might be able to get away with showing two lesbians dancing together because lesbians are considered a bit more acceptable to the bigoted and prejudiced viewers than two gay guys.” (From my research, that’s one of the reasons that the “L” was moved to first place in that silly conformist “LGBT(Q)” acronym one sees saturated all over the internet).

Well, I would like to remind people that we in the Queer community have repeatedly been assured by the delusional wishful-thinking idiots in the Queer community that “gay is now mainstream.” (roll eyes; does anyone believe that nonsense?) So since you say that you can’t show two guys dancing together that means that “gay is not mainstream,” other than the word “gay” itself being spoken occasionally on your networks in newscasts.

To any new readers: I’ve long disputed this wishful-thinking delusional notion that some in the Queer Community have said that: “Gay is now mainstream; gay people can live anywhere.” (roll eyes) What drugs are some people on? Yeah, you try living anywhere and see how that works out for you idiots, especially in the deep South of the US. Gay people can’t live anywhere even in the closet for being suspected of being Queer and getting hate for that. That right there is enough to cause yet another hate crime. Breeders are mainstream. Queers are not.

Queers seem to take one step forward and then three steps back. If Queers were mainstream, we wouldn’t be taking any steps backward.

And if Queers/Gays were now mainstream I wouldn’t be spending hours writing this article. One wonders if Jamie Rigler would respond in the same way that the corporate networks would likely respond in this regard?

There have been several things that I saw on the CAS causing me to write this article. One thing being after seeing what could best be described as the “soft porn” scenes shown in this film clip:

“A Village Romeo and Juliet”
A “spell-binding version of Delius’s operatic masterpiece.”
My description of this: If viewers turned on the television at the time this was being shown, I can easily see someone asking: “Well what is this smut? WTF is this? I thought this was the Classic Arts Showcase. Are they showing something else on this channel now? Well it does say “ARTS” down there in the corner of the screen. Has the CAS turned into a porn channel?” One could have gotten that impression when one saw the “soft porn” display with the guy (Romeo) leaning over her (Juliet) and putting his steamy mouth on her chest near her breasts (you know the routine!). Then his right hand was touching the outside of her dress holding her right breast in place (which was inside her low-cut dress). But then things went awry when he slowly tried to put his fingers inside her dress near her cleavage area. That’s when she stopped him. Then, as expected from the head-trip and game-playing that breeder females often engage in with breeder guys, she slowly pushes him away. Romeo had this look on his face as if thinking, “Oh I went too far, didn’t I?” He looked rejected. “Even though we all know she wants it,” as my straight neighbour would say. She’s just playing head games. Then moments later we see the two walking together. It was the Breeder AgendaTM. That clip was a bit much in the context that I’m tired of seeing heteronormative scenes of “him and her” fawning over each other. I think we’ve all comprehended and mastered that routine by now. Earlier in the same clip, the young white breeder couple (Romeo and Juliet) fawned over each other, gazed into each other’s eyes with such wonderment as if neither person had ever seen another human being before. One got that distinct impression based on the acting and paralysed-staring at each other in the video. That’s why it was all a bit much.

Has no one produced any videos showing “him and him” or “her and her” in a similar type “soft porn” scene that Jamie could show?

One of the main reasons I’ve written this article is because Jamie Rigler’s breeder-based/heteronormative programming is the opposite of what I would expect from an “Out and Proud” Queer boy to programme. Rather, Jamie’s programming is what I would expect from a “discreet” and “down low” closeted gay guy to programme who is going out of his way to try to present the image that he’s straight and ashamed of his gay sexual orientation.

Although, again, one wonders: Are there any “Out and Proud” Queer boys around anymore since Gay Assimilation has backfire?

CAS recently showed clips of “Proms at the Palace.” The camera scanned the seated audience outside of Buckingham Palace and we were treated to rows of “him and her” in some cases with the guy’s arm around his submissive female, making sure everyone knew they were a breeder couple.

At a palace in Vienna with a performance by the Vienna Philharmonic playing music of Strauss, we saw close-ups of several “him-tall and her-short” couples dancing together arm-in-arm. No Queer couples at all.

And why is it that breeders seem so insecure in their relationships — with their over 50% divorce rate in the US — that they have to “shove their sexuality in our Queer faces?” Mind you, this is the same complaint breeders had of Queers some years ago. But it seems that it’s okay when breeders make out in public. They just don’t want to see Queers doing the same thing. Their hypocrisy is noted. (Related: US public: Gay legal rights = good, gays kissing = bad.) My straight neighbour (who is a really nice guy) has often told me that the insecurity I see with breeder couples is usually based in the needy and self-absorbed female’s constant need and demand for the guy’s attention. He said it’s as if she can never get enough attention and it’s all about her, until she flips (and doesn’t even know that she’s flipped) and pushes the guy away. The guy is left wondering: What did I do now to deserve this rejecting treatment? One also sees this behaviour nearly constantly in heteronormative ballet where the female with her head-trips and game-playing does the “come here, go away, come here, go away, come here, go away” routine with the guy she’s paired off with. Mi amigo/My friend was watching the CAS the other day and the ballet scene being shown. He said, “ballet has certainly got that right referring to the female doing her ‘come hither, then go away’ routine with the guy she’s dancing with.”

Mi amigo/My friend has noticed that traditional ballet is mostly spinning, twirling, and jumping up and down. “What else is there to do?” he asks. And of course the female never picks the guy up. The females always have their hair up in a bun.

Traditional ballet is very chauvinistic and sexist quite frankly. Has no one thought of that who loves going to see ballet? How many people have I just offended by saying that? Well it’s the truth, and often the truth hurts and makes people uncomfortable. I’ve not seen any hint of feminism in ballet. It’s always the dominant, muscled and superior guy that must pick her up (she’s portrayed as Ms submissive, frail and inferior) and twirl her around and other repetitive movements with her. While the guy is portrayed as manly/macho in his tights.

With traditional ballet — which began in the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later expanded into a concert dance form in France and Russia — it’s
really all about these dance movements that (often gay) choreographers use to get the (often gay) male dancer’s face up in the female dancer’s crotch. And make sure that the ballet tutu she’s wearing is designed so that it’s slightly pointed upwards so that all the “private workings” of the female can be seen by all the horny guys and lesbians in the audience especially when the female dancer spreads her legs wide. The male dancer picks her up and leans her back at an angle so that the audience has full view of what they really came to see! Because you know that’s the only reason they’re watching ballet to begin with! I mean, how many times can you watch dancers being thrown up in the air, jumping around and with endless spinning on tippy-toes? Because they have that view of that “private” (roll eyes) area of the female as the prudish conservatives would call it. So those orange man-child types can “see it all” and get off on it when their wife or girlfriend isn’t looking.

Then there was this clip they showed on the CAS:

“Le Million” (1931)
Him and her (of course! who else?) with her playing hard to get (as usual, is anyone else tired of seeing that predictable routine?), him and her fawning over each other, head-to-head, him and her making out, him and her holding hands. Sigh. So tiresome and predictable. I can see all of this in San Francisco’s former Gay Mecca The Castro, and if I lived down there near Jamie I suspect I could say: “I can see all of this in formerly-Queer West Hollywood with the breeder invasion down there. I don’t need to see it on the CAS.” The Breeder AgendaTM.

Another ballet Jamie showed:

The young female dancer was wearing a black corset. The guy picks her up, flips her around, tosses her around, lean her way back, she lays on top of him, he starts a movement to imply they’re having sexual intercourse, she jumps up on him, then he holds her up in the air by her shins, they then stand chest-to-chest, then she lays on him again and her face slides down to his crotch area, then she’s back up with her legs spread. End of scene. The Breeder AgendaTM.

Question:

So when may we expect to see two guys dancing in a similar role where they’re all over each other? Any time soon? (I’m not holding my breath). The Breeder AgendaTM

Then there was the two screaming opera divas (of course “him and her.”) Jesus, who let them out? They sounded like they were screaming at each other (literally) — rather than singing beautifully — with operatic acting involved in front of the orchestra which was on stage rather than in an orchestra pit and a large Symphony Chorus seated behind the orchestra. This was the scene:

Love Duet from Act 1 of La Boheme
Roberto and Angela, soloists (I’m deliberately not giving their last names)
Did either of them blow a tonsil during this performance with all that screaming at each other they were doing with their heavy/excessive vibrato? That screaming cannot possibly be healthy for one’s voice/throat even when it’s called “opera.”
Him and her were standing face-to-face, holding hands and looked like they were about to kiss (of course).
Him touching her face about to make out with her, with their mouths 1″ apart. The scene ended. The Breeder AgendaTM.

Then there was this clip:

In Spartacus, a ballet by Aram Khachaturian
“Adagio”

The male dancer (possibly a Queer boy) had to pick up his female partner, slide her body down and around his. They were all over each other. At one point, his head was right in her sweaty crotch. He picked her up and twirled her around. Then, viewers saw him holding her up in the air with one arm (that’s difficult to do) and her body was flared out at an angle where she looked like a board or an antenna stuck up above him. But it’s always the same. The guy having to pick up and twirl around the female to give the impression that they are now “one” and “in love.” Yeah sure they are. It’s all so predictable. Always the same. Later, the CAS showed another segment from Spartacus. Of course the female was all over the guy she was dancing with and he was all over her. If they had been nude, most people would have called that “porn.” The Breeder AgendaTM

Or take this clip:

Title: “Keyboard players” from “The Orchestra”
Music: Chopin/Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor, Op. 35 played by pianist Marta Argerich
The scene: A large museum-type-looking building in the background the length of a city block.
The image of a keyboard in front of the building. The keyboard the length of a city block.
Lots of people involved in this video. They were all going to play a chord on the keyboard, one after the other or in “him and her” couples. The camera slowly scanned down the keyboard. One “him and her” couple after the other. None of them appeared to have met each other before. Random people. Random encounters.
She looks at him and kisses him or he kisses her upon meeting for the first time.
Other “him and her” couples start to make out at the keyboard. Some “him and her” couples dip down below the keyboard implying they’re going to make out down below or have sex out of sight, upon just meeting at the keyboard. It’s technically called breeder promiscuity (which is alright when breeders do it; it’s only bad when Queers do it). Various ages of all white people holding wine glasses and plates of food. Then the scene changes to flowers. All “him and her.” There are absolutely no Queers in the world based on this video. The Breeder AgendaTM

Then there was this clip:
Speaking of operatic screaming as opposed to lovely, musical singing. Her voice was horrid. That big, screaming, shrill-sounding voice came out of such a small female?:

Ariadne auf Naxos
Ariadne auf Naxos (Ariadne on Naxos), Op. 60, is an opera by Richard Strauss with a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
(2001)

They do show a lot of opera clips on the CAS. That’s when I have to run and turn the sound completely off at some point early-on during the clip, and that’s because of the shrill screaming with excessive vibrato. Instead of singing beautifully and musically (or is that what they think they’re doing?; I can assure them they’re not):

Opera with it’s heavy/excessive vibrato screaming divas. Are they trying to mask vocal problems and bad singing with that overuse of fluttering, wobbling, quivering and annoying vibrato where one can’t even tell what pitch they’re singing in some instances, because they’re singing in between notes? When it’s two opera soloists singing screaming at each other in some operatic duet before an orchestra on stage, it’s always “him and her,” such as in the “Love Duet” from Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini recently shown on CAS.

Even if Jamie and Jimmy are breeders/straight, are there no Queer-related/Queer-produced films or videos anywhere in this world as of Spring 2018 that he and Jimmy Grama, “his friend” (or is Jimmy his partner?) would be interested in showing and that they would be gladly given the permission to show? Or does he and Jimmy have no interest in showing anything but the worldwide Breeder AgendaTM?

If so, might that be because he knows his audience consists of the anti-gay, prejudiced and bigoted Classical Music Snots? They are the crowd that likes to assume that all musicians are breeders/straight, which I’ve written lots about.

For new readers: As a classically-trained musician myself (piano major, voice and organ minor) and as a graduate of a Conservatory of Music and with years of Orchestra Chorus experience — see here and here and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus — I never knew or worked with any musicians who acted like the Classical Music Snots. Never. They’re the same basura that say that a perceived Queer artist’s sexuality should be private. Yet these hypocrites don’t take the same approach when it comes to straight couples. They will go on and on about a straight artist and “his beautiful wife and kids.” But why isn’t the straight artist’s sexuality private? They would say it is. But no it’s not idiots when you’re gushing over “his beautiful wife and children.” That’s not making the artist’s sexuality private. Instead, you are revealing to everyone that the artist is straight/a breeder and is into vagina and has squeezed out a baby. Do the hypocritical Classical Music Snots not understand that?

The Classical Music Snots only have a problem with the topic of one’s sexuality when one asks if a certain artist is gay, such as organist Diane Bish (who has been featured on the CAS). The Classical Music Snots scream, “her sexual orientation is private.” Why? When that’s not the case with a straight artist when one sees him in an embrace with his wife and child. In that instance, it’s quite obvious that he’s straight — or a closet case pretending to be straight — and going through that breeder charade to follow “The Family ScriptTM” and to do what’s expected of him by his (anti-gay, prejudiced and bigoted?) family. Also, breeder/straight guys in corporate offices love to have pictures of their wife and children on full display featured on their bookshelves near the desk or on the desk so he can show off his family and to prove that he’s straight. Listen to his phone calls and/or conversations and one of the first things he does is to somehow mention his wife. He makes sure he’s able to work her in there somehow to let everyone know he’s straight. The Breeder Agenda.

As for the extremely rare — I even hesitate to mention them because they’re so rare — two Queer scenes I mentioned earlier that I saw on the CAS, one scene was two guys dancing together arm-in-arm tango-style fleetingly passing in the background of a scene for about 2 seconds. Then there was the lesbian scene where Octavian meets Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier. That was more obvious. But something tells me that had it been two guys, that scene would not have been shown on the CAS and that’s because, again, lesbians are considered more “acceptable” to (prejudiced) breeders than gay guys are.

It’s always best to cater to breeders and their comfort level, isn’t it? [sarcasm intended]. It’s always best to cater to prejudice. (roll eyes)

So in summation, on the CAS, we see “him and her” nearly-constantly (depending upon the clip shown at the time) whether it be in ballet, opera, modern dance or short film clips. That’s not what one would expect to see from a suspected gay Executive Producer and a suspected gay Editor. The sense I get is that the CAS seems to be a rather closeted operation.

The programming on the CAS is also not what one would expect from a very open-minded and genuinely-progressive straight Executive Producer and straight Editor who is pro-Gay/Queer and prefers to show more of our real society, instead of having Queers shoved back in the closet as if it’s the 1940s-1950s.

I noticed that as of this writing (mayo 2018/May 2018), Jamie and James also keep a nonexistent profile on their website, which is curious. Both names were on a television screen caption celebrating the birthday of the CAS service, but I saw neither of their names are on their website which seems odd considering they are the most high profile people at the service.

If Jamie is gay and “Out and Proud,” that’s not at all the impression I get of him from what I’ve read about him and his online presence. The same goes for “his friend.”

So Jamie dear, (should he ever read this) and I say that affectionally: As one gay person to another (assuming you are gay), when can viewers expect to see some video clips shown on the CAS where the artists are as openly Queer as the breeders that you show are openly straight?

And if you’re not gay, and as one human being to another who believes in equality for all regardless of one’s ethnicity, one’s sexual orientation and one’s financial status in life, don’t you think it would be a good idea as well as intelligent and forward-thinking/genuinely-progressive to show a more balanced and realistic view of our society? Because our society is not all breeders as one is strongly led to believe from watching the CAS. I know I’m exhausted from seeing “him and her” on my television, no matter what channel I go to.

Now, for those who would like to tell me: “You need to get over this. You need to get used to this; you need to get used to seeing this ‘him and her’ that you talk about.”

(Sigh) Por favor/Please don’t come at me with this nonsense. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing “him and her” because I see two people who are paired off wrong to begin with, especially when I see a gay guy with a female and him kissing and/or making out with a female. I see yet another closet case and a guy who is ashamed of his gay sexual orientation. I know I’m not the only person who has a problem with this and who is offended by such a scene. It’s not just me. I suspect I’m speaking for thousands of people.

And if you, Mr/Ms Breeder, saw “him and him” or “her and her” constantly on your television screen engaged in the same behaviour I’ve just described here in this article about breeders, would you “get used to it?” Well would you? Of course you wouldn’t. So why do you expect me to? What you would do is to keep changing the channel until you saw your precious and ubiquitous Breeder AgendaTM that you’re accustomed to seeing 24/7 no matter what channel you’re on. But I’m a realist and I realise it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean I’m not sick of seeing the Breeder AgendaTM.

Things are rarely as things appear in those clips shown on the CAS. To present a more accurate and complete story here: In reality, what they fail to show in clips with the Breeder Agenda/straight couples is the many serious relationship dysfunctions that they have — sometimes constantly — between “him and her.” They fail to show the spousal abuse with men beating their wives and/or girlfriends and sometimes the reverse. They fail to show the child abuse, the divorce rate (over 50% in the US for breeder couples). They fail to show the female frequently flipping-out emotionally over the littlest thing and the guy doesn’t have a clue what he said to cause that. As my straight neighbour often says, “With a female it’s as if her emotions are controlled by her vagina/her female plumbing as if attached to a light switch (off and on) and as if she has multiple personalities. With a female, you never know which person/which personality you’ll get. They’re so unpredictable.” Well, he ought to know based on his experiences with women. Other things these clips on the CAS fail to show: Her withholding sex from him because he said something she didn’t like. Childish stuff! Children ending up without both parents and the scars that leaves. They fail to show him cheating on her and/or her cheating on him. Resentfulness over money issues. Dysfunctional relationships with her (or his) parents/relatives. His or her parents butting into their relationship and nagging them about “when are you going to start a family?” Some film clips do show slight little fleeting squabbles between breeder couples, but then it’s back to “all’s well that ends well” and “we (him and her) couldn’t be happier.” When really, “we couldn’t be happier” is rare in a breeder relationship according to my straight neighbour and from what I’ve personally witnessed. I can’t begin to tell you the number of dysfunctions between breeder couples I’ve seen on the streets in San Francisco’s Castro (now the Breeder Mecca). By comparison, over the decades I’ve seen very few dysfunctions between couples in the Queer community.

The idealistic, romantic, starry-eyed, unrealistic, utopian images (based in fantasy) shown in CAS film clips of breeder couples is quite false.

As for Queer/Gay progress: It’s one step forward, then three steps back in this world if you’re not straight. That’s the way it feels these days. That seems to be the reality. Unfortunately on the CAS, Queers have yet to achieve the one step forward in any meaningful, concrete and permanent way and on an equal level with the breeders, which is most curious and extremely disappointing considering that the CAS service is run by two suspected gay guys.

While concluding this article, they showed two young guys dancing on stage at the Prague State Opera. There was virtually no contact between the two whatsoever. Wouldn’t want to give the impression that they’re Queer, you know! Can’t have that! But at least it wasn’t the usual “him and her” for once. The guys were wearing black/navy blue pants and white shirts. Joined hands was the extent of the contact between the two. Nothing remotely romantic. The clip was titled, “My Way” (Paul Anka) and sung by Frank Sinatra. The clip was from “Divine Dancers.”

And one does not know how to interpret this: I’ve noticed that the Classic Arts Showcase continues to promote musicians who have been accused of sexual misconduct — or at least one musician, I should say, that I saw featured on the network as of this writing. For example: James Levine. He was fired from the Metropolitan Opera, “after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.” (Related: Musicians assume harassment is ‘just part of life’).

I guess my next article should be: “Will soft porn save the church?” (Just joking). Chau.—el barrio rosa

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5 comments on “Will straight soft porn save classical music?

  1. Ed in the Castro

    Had lunch with a longtime friend today in Upper Market. We watched all the him and her couples walk by. Didnt see any holding of hands. The guy walkig ahead of her and she’s on her phone tagging along. He looked gay to me but he was with her as a couple so guess he’s in the closet. Years ago when we had lunch at his place we’d see gay couples. It was all str8 today.

    I haven’t watched the arts channel but since all they’re showing is what you say they’re showing with the him and hers I think I’ll pass.

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  2. Queer boi

    When you say that you’re sure you’re speaking for other you are speaking for me. One reason I got rid of my t.v. was because of the breeder agenda. That’s all you see. I’m fucking sick of seeing him and her and it seems to be getting worse. I’ve had str8 couples cover their eyes like they’re offended when they walk by my boyfriend and I kissing each other. I turned on the CAS for a bit and you’re right…. breeders are all that’s on there.

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  3. castro local

    i turned on the cas this a.m. after reading part of your article. couldn’t believe what i saw on there this morning. they were showing part of tr**p [ed. el barrio rosa] tower from all different camera angles in a viideo. are they promoting him? are they on his side? i didn’t have the volume all the way up, and i was leaving so i couldn’t see the entire video but i left thinking “are they pro-tr**p?” are they’re rallying for him? i was hoping to see it again to see what i thought i was seeing. still making my way thru your article. you’ve certainly nailed the castro for what it is.

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  4. D8

    “And one does not know how to interpret this: I’ve noticed that the Classic Arts Showcase continues to promote musicians who have been accused of sexual misconduct — or at least one musician, I should say, that I saw featured on the network as of this writing. For example: James Levine. ”

    That *is* surprising. I don’t think I would be showing that. The only people I’ve noticed supporting the guys accused of sexual misconduct are conservatives like the Tr**p supporters.

    Other than that, I don’t really have anything to add.

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    1. FedUp!

      >>>The only people I’ve noticed supporting the guys accused of sexual misconduct are conservatives like the Tr**p supporters.<<<

      Yeah that's true I've noticed the same along with the the politically irrelevant conservative S.E.P. that pink barrio wrote about awhile back that nobody pays any attention to. They are amazingly sexist & chavenistic. They are proud to defend celebrities accused of sex. misconduct. They call it a "witch hunt".

      pb – regarding your article… Appreciate your vigilance and agree wholeheartedly. Must have taken you forever to write that it's so thorough. Like most of what you do. I don't often comment but I still read.

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