I first came out as bisexual in high school in a scary wasteland called Montana in 1999. Now, I wasn’t out to everybody, but enough people guessed I was queer of some sort I routinely got called the f word. I came out to more people as bisexual in high school than I did trans because I still didn’t quite know what trans meant for me. I also assumed that being bisexual would be easier to explain. Read More It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, Y’All
Friday, Friday, once again. Let’s catch up with some of the news stories that caught my eye over the last week.
When Lou Reed died late last year, I confessed that I did not own any of his albums on vinyl, but I’ve since rectified that gap in my collection with the recent purchase of New Sensations.
I checked a record off my collecting bucket list this last week. The record, Moon Colony Bloodbath by The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice, had become an all consuming obsession ever since I heard John play a song at a Mountain Goats solo show. Thanks to Uncle Sam, I was able to afford to buy it. Read More Record Collecting Bucket List
Listen, I’m cheating this week. I don’t own Berlin or any other Lou Reed album on vinyl, only on CD. Because the man loved to be such a contrary bastard in the name of doing what he wanted, breaking my self-imposed rules seems fitting while paying tribute. Let us talk about the rock ‘n’ roll legend who died on Sunday, at the age of 71.
via The Guardian
Rock icon and international treasure Lou Reed, former frontman of The Velvet Underground, passed away yesterday. Read More Lunchtime Poll 10/27/13: We’ll Miss You, Lou Reed
Though The Letter P was one of the easiest letters for me to narrow down a Top 5, I still have the sneaking suspicion I’ve forgotten some obvious, perfect song. Let us listen to my picks, and then you tell me: