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14 June 2010
I was looking around today for a Doris Day song called “Secret Love,” which I hadn’t realized was from the musical Calamity Jane, with Ms. Day in the title role. I’d never seen Calamity Jane before, and boy oh boy, was I in for a treat. I think it gives Wicked a run for its money in the “Most Lesbian Musical” category.
Let’s review the gay: Read the rest of this entry »
12 March 2010
Shamelessly stolen from Boing Boing:
If you know me you know that I have reservations about marriage in general and the fight for gay marriage specifically, but as Rebekah said, “what a great demonstration of human kindness.”
8 March 2010
I was lucky, lucky, lucky enough to see The Magnetic Fields on Friday night in Bloomington, at the Buskirk Chumley theater. The Magnetic Fields are one of my favorite bands, but saying “favorite bands” doesn’t even begin to describe it. I don’t think I would understand myself emotionally in relation to other people without 69 Love Songs. That’s right, an album single-handedly saved me from the autism spectrum.
I have spent so many hours of my life listening to their albums, and the voices especially of Stephin Merritt, Claudia Gonson, and Shirley Simms are permanently ingrained into the folds of my brain. Just seeing Shirley open her mouth and having that voice come out of it was a sort of magical-visceral experience that made me feel giddy and disoriented. And it was weird to look up and see John Woo and Sam Davol sitting in front of me, playing their stringed instruments, wearing the same facial expressions that I use to watch NBC on Thursday nights. Read the rest of this entry »
30 December 2009
Can you promise me something? It’s not huge, I swear. It will barely even take ten minutes of your life. Do you want to know what it is, before you promise? Okay, I can do that. Read the rest of this entry »