The Müscleheaded Blog

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Welcome to the new home of the Müscleheaded Blog.

My name is Chris, and I’m a mature, married, Southern power-lifter who likes to hear himself write.

I’m a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of the Brown Institute, and until recently competed in Masters Strongman, although I still train hard and heavy.

Snarky humor, vintage pinups, and weirdos in the news are just a few of the things I like ……

And I’ve been known to sneak all kinds of things in this here blog.

You really never know what’s gonna be showing up next.

So, my advice would be to subscribe, and try to visit right-regular like.

My blog theme is called ‘Dusk to Dawn’, and it’s kinda appropriate, since I’m usually here in the late evening/early morning EST.

a1It’s also rather androcentric and iconoclastic—

so, if you offend easily, can’t stand sexual references, or if you just hate men,

please take a raincheck on the follow, with no hard feelings.

I don’t consider masculinity a ‘persona’ or a ‘put on’….

— it’s simply how men are, and should be.

If you don’t like the way I express that,
well, that’s tough.
See ya.

How you read my posts, whether you want to take them at face value, or whether you want to look harder, well, I leave that up to you.

Art, if that’s what it is, always means something different to the viewer than the creator… so, don’t let that worry you none.

A lot of the art featured on the Muscleheaded Blog is vintage —

I like to collect postcards and published ephemera from the early 1900’s in particular….

….. and you’ll see a lot of my collection here.

If you want to know more about the Muscleheaded Blog,
you can read my post:  ” Just What The Hell Is It All About Anyway?

You can also visit my online gym, which features articles about fitness, strength, and gym culture–
at .

I love motorcycles–
my most popular post, on British Motorcycles, is here.

I also like to write about travel…
like: ” The Beaches of St. John, USVI

Do you like vintage pin ups?
Well, we have an awful lot of posts on that subject to choose from,
but you can start here: ” The Pin Up Art of Gil Elvgren ” —

or– ” The Sensual Art of Raphael Kirchner ” .

( There’s an index on that post that will lead you to a lot of other posts about Pin Up Artists, too. )

You can read what I like to call my best general art blogs:
The Art of Maxfield Parrish
“The Poster Art of Leonetto Cappiello” .

You could read one of my humor blogs like:
“Weirdly Radioactive “,
Misogyny and You
“Lily Munster Was Hot ”


I’m thinking one of those posts might let you know what you’re really letting yourself in for.

lossecannonA loose cannon?


Hey, like it or lump it …

I never said this blog was for everyone.

Submissions are always welcome-

I’m trying very hard to make this blog interactive,

… and I love to get mail !

Please send them to .

I sincerely appreciate visitors, and enjoy reading comments to my posts.

So, jump on and hold tight…

The only thing I’ll promise ya is a wild ride.


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Sunday Morning Music

Hi there,
and welcome
to another
Sunday Morning
Music Post !

Today we’re going
to sneak in a “Top Ten”
list along with our
regular selections….

— specifically,
“Muscleheaded’s Top
Ten Most Beautiful
Underrated Songs
In No Particular Order”.

Sure, it’s a long title,
but it’s a great list …

and every song on
the post today gets
frequent play on
my Ipod.

I’ll give you an example-
Here’s our number 10:

Carole King —
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow “.

And we’ll spread the other 9
in with more great music.

We do have a request, though –
– please let us know if you
have songs you think should
have been included in the
top ten – cause we’ll use them
for the next one.

Remember –
is the key to
this top 10.

Ok, so I know you’re
getting impatient,

so here’s number 9:
Anita Baker —
Sweet Love


Steely Dan —
Almost Gothic


k.d. lang —


Number 8 on our list is:
Beach Boys —
God Only Knows


Number 7 is :
Eagles —
I Can’t Tell You Why


Al Stewart —
Time Passages


Billy Joel —
New York State Of Mind


Number 6 is:
Lani Hall  —
Come Down In Time


Number 5 is :
Leon Russell —
Lady Blue


Lou Rawls —
Groovy People


Stranglers —
Walk On By


Number 5 1/2 is:
Gordon Lightfoot —
The Summer Side of Life


Robin Trower —
” Tide of Confusion


Khari Cabral —
Never In Your Sun


Number 6 1/2 is:
Van Morrison —
Across The Bridge Where Angels Dwell


Gregg Allman —
These Days


Number 7 1/2 is:
Frank Sinatra :
All Or Nothing At All


Michael Martin Murphy —


Number 8 1/2 is :
Neil Diamond —
” Solitary Man


Mighty Mighty Bosstones —
The Day He Didn’t Die


Number 9 1/2 is:
Carpenters —
I Won’t Last A Day Without You


!!! HOY !!!