In the dunes, in the dunes

(Warning: Another underwear ad, with a sexual text.)

The main image from today’s Daily Jocks sale ad, with a parody text from me, set in Fire Island Pines:

In the Pines

My guy, my guy, don’t lie to me
Tell me me where did you screw last night


In the dunes, in the dunes
On the sand, under the moon
We would screw the whole night through

A take-off on an American folk song. From Wikipedia:

“In the Pines”, also known as “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” and “Black Girl”, is a traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870s, and is believed to be Southern Appalachian in origin. The identity of the song’s author is unknown, but it has been recorded by many artists in numerous genres. Traditionally, it is most often associated with the American folk and blues musician Lead Belly, who recorded several versions in the 1940s, as well as the American bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, who helped popularize the song (in a different variant, featuring lyrics about a train) among bluegrass and country audiences with his versions recorded in the 1940s and 1950s.

The song, performed by The Four Pennies, reached the UK top twenty in 1964. A live rendering by the American grunge band Nirvana, which reinterpreted Lead Belly’s version and was recorded during their MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, helped introduce the song to a new generation.

The crucial words from the Lead Belly version (parodied above):

My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me
Tell me where did you sleep last night

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don’t ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Hauntingly sad.

Three performances, from hundreds. The first: one of Lead Belly’s (briefly on Huddie Ledbetter, who performed as Lead Belly but is often referred to as Leadbelly, on this blog here), which you can listen to here.

The second, a twangy version by the Louvin Brothers, with Bill Monroe’s extra train-oriented verses, you can listen to here.

(On the Louvins, from Wikipedia:

The Louvin Brothers were an American musical duo composed of brothers Ira Lonnie Loudermilk (1924–1965) and Charlie Elzer Loudermilk (1927–2011), better known as Ira and Charlie Louvin. The brothers are cousins to John D. Loudermilk, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member.

The brothers wrote and performed secular country music, as well as fire and brimstone Gospel music. Ira played virtuoso mandolin and generally sang lead vocal in the tenor range, while Charlie played rhythm guitar and offered supporting vocals in a lower pitch. They helped popularize the vocal technique of close harmony in country and country-rock.)

Finally, the Nirvana live performance, which you can watch here.

(On Nirvana, from Wikipedia:

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the suicide of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.

Cobain used the Lead Belly lyrics.

Sex on the beach. A recurrent theme in gay porn, with a whole subgenre devoted to sex at Fire Island Pines and Cherry Grove. On Gay Fire Island, from Wikipedia:

Fire Island Pines (often referred to as The Pines, simply Pines, or FIP) is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is located on Fire Island, a barrier island on the southern side of Long Island.

Fire Island Pines along with the adjoining Cherry Grove, are the areas most strongly associated with the gay community on Fire Island.

Men in the Fire Island dunes, but during the day:


The trailblazing FIP film was Wakefield Poole’s Boys in the Sand; on this and other Poole films, see my 9/25/15 posting “Boy in the sand”. More recently, there’s a whole series of Michael Lucas Fire Island Cruising videos. The cover of one:


Meanwhile, gay cartoons, like gay porn (and real-life gay encounters), are sometimes located on the beach, especially in the dunes. On this blog, from a 1/14/16 posting “Kike Sorroche, ilustrador homoerótico”, with

cartoons about the character Aday … [and] Aday’s adventures at the beach, mostly cruising in the dunes. Un chico entre las dunas is an allusion to Wakefield Poole’s landmark gay porn movie Boys in the Sand.

Sorroche may be Spanish, but he appreciates the dunes of Fire Island.

One Response to “In the dunes, in the dunes”

  1. Robert Coren Says:

    I’ve long been aware of the porn trope of sex on the beach (in fact, I think Boys in the Sand may haver been the first gay porn movie I ever saw), but in real life it’s always seemed like a terrible idea; sand is the ultimate anti-lubricant.

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