Registrato: 12/11/18 09:22
LocalitÓ: new york
|Using the advent of the online, the search was on to uncover any signs of gay musical life which may exist off of that dance floor. Indeed there seems to be hope, though nothing that resembled the bombast I was seeking. One true contemplation was a handsome guy from Oklahoma. Sid Spencer got three classic country albums beneath his giant belt buckle.
Here was someone hurtling the rainbow flag within what was another hostile musical landscape back then. Sid was doing this, and so could MY PARTNER AND I. It was my work, indeed my birthright, to create my music my way. This sound: guitars and much more electric guitars. My melodies: men loving men every one possible ways. My tagline: some sort of double-entendre to horrify this moral establishment.
Over several years, I recorded an recording in my basement in which reflected my experience of experiencing each foot in two worlds that no person thought could reconcile. I was laughed at for getting gay by the rock and roll crowd. I was laughed at by gays for being rock 'n roll. Now, no one's viewpoint mattered except mine. Keeping this album, I would stand in my own , personal skin, my own identity, and my own electric power.
Like most artists, I'm by far the most critical of the finished product. I did the top that as I managed with the time, income, resources and skill that we had. Apparently that was good enough to get six celebration bookings: something my teenaged-self would have never thought possible. Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Columbus, Minneapolis, Cincinnati: I was a rock 'n roll road show!
Whether or not you attend a pride festival this summer time, give a thought to how you show up with pride in the world. Pride can be the particular hubris to flip there are various people who said you were nothing, the courage for you to stand in your own shoes, the actual passion to express ones greatest truth, or the particular coming together of robust people in camaraderie. All of the above put me in relation to being a big gay rock star, even if I'm on your own who ever noticed. I didn't matter if not a soul else showed up. What matters is I showed up.