8 Out of 10…

“Eightcat out of ten cats…” is the title of a British comedy TV show in which people give their preferences (as in ‘Eight out of Ten cats prefer Whiskas’ cat food). But that’s not what I had in mind here.

But here’s a guy who’s ‘preferred’ breakfast cereal and juice clearly works wonders with his muscles:


As usual, I digress before I even started. But he’s a stunner…

No. As we set off on tour at first light tomorrow (Saturday), we kind of had our ‘last night at the Prom’ in Chad’s gym yesterday. Leon, our dear friend, who manages bus maintenance in Lexington, came over with some vital spare part for ours (along with his partner Dane, of course), which meant that eight of the possible ten of our gay ‘coven’ were assembled in Chad’s gym – that’s the ‘coven’ which has sworn to have no penetrative gay sex out of the circle so that we can enjoy ourselves within it – new readers start HERE!

That’s eight of us who have been close mates for about 15 years now, entering the gym newly scrubbed in the showers, lifting a few weights to get the blood pumping, wrestling, and then – well, every possible combination pretty much explored over the next couple of hours…

…four of the eight will be on the tour for the first four weeks too, then joined by the two missing ones (although I leave at the point – sigh). But what we can do in our camping tour bus when we have three kids with us is obviously somewhat limited, so last night was meant to be – and turned out to be – rather special!

But you can fill in the rest for yourselves. There are plenty clues in the books:

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

Meanwhile, we’ll continue our customary celebration of the male body and all of the hard physical training and work that goes into creating it:



dumbbell boi


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lean mean






Time to reflect on the results…


tumblr_nmupzwyDPI1sm5qj2o1_1280I always say this when we are setting off on a tour with a show – future postings might become a bit irregular – depends on finding good WiFi in some unexpected places. But usually, things continue fairly smoothly. In the meantime – whatever your sport, keep up the sweaty training! And don’t let your push-ups sag like this lot!


About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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