Meet Woofy Wesley from L.A.

Hi Wesley!

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What’s your idea of a perfect date?
“Hmm this for some reason seems to be the hardest question to answer. This can go in so many directions. Obviously a perfect date would entail laughter, tons of flirting, furry kisses, butterflies and “excitement”.
I’m a big fan of dinner with some bad ass ambiance and a movie. Preferably in one of the theaters with the small couch/love seats so there’s groping and cuddle action.
I also can take it outdoors and do say, a hike and maybe a picnic in a secluded spot on a hill in the grass under a tree to watch the sunset.
Or there’s the hot hangout on the couch for as long as you both can resist, maybe 20-30 mins into a movie and then just go at it!”

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How would you describe your personal interior design style?
“Rustic design, earthy contemporary and a little pop never hurt.”

What kind of music do you listen to?
“I pride myself in how all over the board I am with my music preferences. I pretty much like stuff from almost every genre of music. Some of my very favorites are.. The Grateful Dead, Lady Gaga, Bob Marley, Ella Fitzgerald, Notorious BIG and Phish.”

Location: Los Angeles / Hollywood
Height: 6’1
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Sign: Libra

 

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Fitness Routine:
“I workout about 6 days a week and do about 30 mins of cardio a day, preferably the treadmill on full incline at a nice speed. I lift weights on all gym days and try to switch up my routine every few weeks to keep it interesting and to constantly shock and stimulate my muscles. I like to add in a good core routine once or twice a week to stay in good healthy shape.”

Occupation:
“Canine Recreations provider, I exercise and socialize doggies!”

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Hobbies:
“I love to dabble in some Art, creativity is fun. Fitness, weight lifting, Live music, concerts, cooking, watching movies, Travel adventures, LAZY BEAR WEEKEND, I’d say my job as well because I really love working with dogs, being in nature which I never feel like I get enough of. Hanging out with my friends and just being silly.”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: “Ice Cream, it’s the best.”

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TV Faves:
“Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, The Cosmos, Mankind the Story of Us All, Daredevil, Looking… To name a few, I’m more of a movie guy.”

Last good movie you saw:
“MadMax Fury Road. I’d give it 5 out of 5 stars. It was beautifully done and extremely entertaining. The main characters did a fantastic job and we’re both sexy as fuck….. And, I just got back from the movies before finishing this and saw Jurassic World.. It was fuckin KILLER!!!

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Turn Ons:
“Guys who are not afraid to be THEMSELVES and let loose and have fun. Guys who care about their planet and the life that inhabits it. Optimism, sense of humor, self love, adventurous, confident, positive attitude, down to earth, muscles, cuddles, Fur and Beards.”

Turn Offs:
“Littering, bad attitudes, acting like someone your not, bad manners, Debbie downers, disrespect for animals, selfishness.”

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Personal Philosophy:
“It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.”



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Photos By Rey Rey’s Photography : https://www.facebook.com/reyreysphotography

Meet Bear Rap Artist Big Dipper

Hey Big Dipper!
We’re looking forward to working with you in a couple of weeks at Lazy Bear! You’ll be the musical entertainment during “Project Bearway” which we’re hosting.

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Were you a performer as a kid?
“Ha-ha yes! Community children’s theatre.”

When did you begin entertaining professionally?
“About 5 years ago.”

How did it all start?
“I was performing in a dance trio at art parties and queer nightlife in Chicago and thru that scene was connected to people making music. I met Dan Foley who I collaborated with on all my first tracks. Both the music and the videos just sort of happened on a whim, it all developed pretty organically.”

What’s next for your career?
“I want to continue doing bigger and better things. More music, more videos, more traveling and performing and entertaining people. I just released an EP on iTunes called EXTRA GOOD and a new video for my song VIBIN. So I’m traveling around and promoting those projects this summer. Hopefully I’ll have a mixtape with new music coming out before 2016 :)”

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Of course, we need to ask you our “Beefcake of the Week” questions for our readers!

What’s your idea of a perfect date?
“I like excitement and fun! And I don’t want to be the one to make the plan. In my work life I’m constantly making decisions and being in charge, so I want to be taken out on the date, told what to do. A perfect date definitely includes good food, lots of conversation, and an exciting activity, like a show or concert or theme park or bike ride or something.

I also like to fuck first then hang out after :)”

 

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How would you describe your personal interior design style?
“Chaotic lol. I haven’t really lived in my own space since I started performing and traveling so I’m always bouncing around or living on someone else’s terms. I’m attracted to color and organized clutter. I like clean and sleek, sure, but my reality is a mess…I love to keep things from my life and travels around me and paste notes and pictures on the walls. My life is about working and hustling and juggling 100 things at once; so my space often reflects that. I like lots on the walls, pictures and art, and I like to interact with the space I’m in, not just sit within its walls.”

What kind of music do you listen to?
“Rap, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Club.”

Location: Brooklyn
Height: 5’10”
Hair: “Brown on my head, Red in my beard, Black all over my body.”
Eyes: Brown
Sign: Aries

 

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Fitness Routine:
“I have no routine; I’m incredibly skilled at being lazy and sitting on the couch working on my laptop. I like to do pushups and some good old fashioned sit ups from time to time. I lift weights when I go to the gym, but mostly just like to work up a sweat because that’s what always makes me feel the best. When I perform my live show, it’s quite the workout, and the ideal format to work up a sweat.”

Occupation: “Entertainer / Rapper / Director / Artist.”
Hobbies: “Biking, Watching Music Videos, Dancing, cutting my own hair.”

Guilty Pleasure Snack:

“Chocolate Chip Cookies dipped in peanut butter. (Guilty Pleasure Netflix show to go with the Snack: Gilmore Girls….I’m flying thru the seasons).”

TV Faves:
“Inside Amy Schumer, Grace and Frankie, and I’m obsessed with SENSE 8 on Netflix right now.”

Last Good Movie You Saw:
“I’ve seen a lot of mediocre of bad movies recently…..the last movie that I actually watched that I thought was great was ‘Death Becomes Her’…..but that’s old….in the theatre?….maybe not since ‘Imitation Game.’ Oh and ‘Tootsie,’ I just watched Tootsie on a plane; that movie is great!”

Currently Reading:
“I keep trying to read ‘The Tipping Point’ but it was written before social media and it’s all about trends in culture, marketing, and exposure, so it seems weird that is predates the internet…”

Turn Ons:
“Confidence, a nice smile, sense of humor, thick body, muscles or just heft, beards, likes to dance, uniqueness….I’m attracted to tall, short, muscle, chubby, most types, but there has to be something unique and special about them…..not those clone gays that act and think like everyone else.”

“Or the short answer: big dicked bottoms.”

 


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Turn Offs:
“Bad Breath! Shadiness, liars, people who think money and status are the only things that matter, someone unwilling to try something new, no sense of humor.”

Personal Philosophy:
“I don’t think I really have one scripted and ready to go, but it’s all about love and happiness and respect and kindness. Love yourself and be kind to the people around you. Work hard for what you want, but be aware of your place and privilege in the world, and help those in need, and hear those who need to speak, and see those who need visibility. Have fun, eat good food, have lots of good sex and live that thick life.”

 

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Photo by David Hawe: http://davidhawe.com/

Meet Performing/Recording Artist Mike MRF Flanagan

Modern Bear discovers there more to musician Mike Flanagan than fur and beefcake…

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Photo by Brian Doherty

Hi Mike,
When did you first know you were musically inclined?

“From the time I started on saxophone when I was 10, it felt pretty natural. Music always moved me and creating it myself just felt right.”

How many instruments do you play?

“Saxophone and piano, saxophone being my principle, are my main instruments and the only instruments I perform on professionally. I also play flute, clarinet, a little trumpet, a little bass, and a little percussion.”

Mike MRF Flanagan

Was your family supportive of you performing?

“Absolutely! My grandfather was my original inspiration/teacher. He started teaching me piano when I was 14 and he would help me practice saxophone before that. He played trumpet and sang and played great chords on piano so I got a ton of it from him.”

Tell us about MRF Mob Music?

“MRF is my initials and it just feels right with that representing me as my artist name. Mob Music is slightly more complex to explain. Mob Music started as a night in Boston at LGBT cornerstone, Club Cafe/Napoleon Room with myself and Lisa Bello. We took Thursday nights and made them our own and Mob Music, which started as a joke because we are both Italian, almost became our band name and really the power involved in our music and stage presence. Justin Waithe came in one night and started harmonizing with us and immediately Mob Music was complete. He was the piece that completed the vision. Sheree Dunwell also came in and everything became stacked with beautiful 3-part harmony. Mob Music is really our band name, but the album being my sophomore project, we decided to name the album that.”

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What’s next for your career?

“We will be releasing my next Music Video for my song “Trying”. Trying is the radio single from the Mob Music album and it’s on over 60 radio stations both nationally and internationally. I’m super excited about this Music Video as it features myself and another bear in a love and loss narrative. So excited about this one! I also just started working on my next project. We are at the very beginning stages but it will be out sometime in 2015.”

Musician Mike MRF Flanagan
Photo by Patrick Lentz

What does the term “Bear” mean to you?

“A community within a community that celebrates, desires, and finds immense beauty in physical features that the mainstream eye (and most of the straight world) happens to deem unattractive.”

What’s your idea of a perfect date?: “Scrabble and a Pixar movie.”

Musician Mike MRF Flanagan

How would you describe your personal interior design style?:

“I’m a little OCD, so everything is typically neat and organized, but inadvertently accented with Boxer and man fur.”

What kind of music do you listen to?: “Very tough question for a musician, but if it sounds good and has integrity, I dig it!”

Mike MRF Flanagan

Location: “Boston but moving to Los Angeles.”

Height: 6′

Hair: Dark Brown/Balding

Eyes: Brown

Sign: Libra

Fitness Routine: “4-5 days in the gym, 1 day of yoga and 2 days volleyball. Gym is a combination of different kinds of training I’ve done over the last 15 years. Lots of focus on proportion typically something like this – Day 1: Back (starting with deadlifts every other week) and bis, Day 2: Chest, Tris, Abs, Day 3: Legs – Day 4: Shoulders, traps, Day 5 – Arms, Abs. Sometimes I’ll break legs up to hit them twice a week.”

Musician Mike MRF Flanagan
Photo by Patrick Lentz

Occupation: Music: “Out Musician/Performing-Recording Artist/Educator.”

Hobbies: “Writing music/songs, dog park or beach with my boxer, volleyball, concerts, ASL-Meetups, eating.”

Guilty Pleasure Snack: “I will never stop eating banana bread. Ever!”

TV Faves: “Real Time with Bill Maher, Orange is the New Black, Modern Family, The Voice, Friends, Noah’s Ark, L Word, Big Bang Theory.”

Musician Mike MRF Flanagan

Last good movie you saw: “X-Men – just see it!”

Currently Reading: “Articles, articles, articles all the day.”

Turn Ons: “Confidence, self-love, humility, kindness, music fan, naturally big/thick/burly build, body hair, back hair!”

Turn Offs: “Shaving back hair, arrogance, lack of self-awareness, drugs, smoking, nose hair, ear hair.”

Musician Mike MRF Flanagan

Personal Statement: “My mission is to spread my music/sound as far as I can! Would love for everyone to check it out. Any and all sharing of videos, the album, Spotify page etc. is huge! All proceeds from downloads of my song ‘Be Strong (LGBT Youth)’ are donated to GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Educator, Network).

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See more about Mike in this “bio reel” video!