I’m somehow on a roll of posts that throw back to the first month of Fearsome Beard.
We first posted about this song HERE .
Bronski Beat / Jimmy Somerville’s Smalltown Boy gets right to the deeply rooted feelings of rejection and misunderstanding of my youth. As was in my first post, I realized I wasn’t as rejected as others I knew. However I knew that feeling and it tore, and still tears, at my soul. The very core of my being, love, was wrong according to the family, friends and society to which I was supposed to belong. It was isolating and lonely.
One of my recent musical interest has been the incredibly talented Orville Peck. My mouth literally dropped open when I opened my YouTube feed this morning and saw this cover. I couldn’t click play fast enough. I then stopped my morning routine to post it here on Fearsome’s blog.
Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy – 2020
Thank you Orville for covering and bringing new life to one of the most significant pieces of music of my life. Beautiful!
We here at Fearsome Beard try to stay focused on the positive, the beautiful and the uplifting.
Although not uplifting, we felt that the post previous to this one today was necessary to point out the obvious. We feel that the obvious needs to be pointed out because for some reason there seems to be a blind spot in society that we think can be changed, but only can be changed by pointing it out. Please join us do your part and point it out as often as necessary to hopefully resolve that blind spot.
Thank you for hearing us out and supporting our right to speak up.
Now for something beautiful.
After a stellar spring and amazing early summer, just when the hundreds of Oriental hybrid lilies planted in our front yard are about done with their annual show, this one started opening about 4 days ago and today was in full glory.
The scent is heavenly and can be enjoyed from standing all the way out in the street. The stalk is a full six feet tall and yes it’s that big that Fearsome is almost small in comparison. The blooms are each a good 10-12 inches across.
One of Fearsome’s very first post was with one of our lilies back on June 2, 2014 and can be seen HERE.
The current death rate from Covid in the United States is 1 per minute.
Where is leadership?
Vote like your life depends on it, because it really does depend on it.
In Honor of John Lewis, may each of us take steps daily toward justice.
Speak out against injustice. Be kind. Love. Respect. Do right. Get into trouble, good trouble. Stand up. Stand with. March toward equality. March toward betterment of all.
RuPaul’s All Stars Season 5 top three perform her latest.
Clap Back – RuPaul, Jujubee, Miz Cracker & Shea Couleé – All Stars 5 2020
Debra’s wish is my command!
Cause we all need this right about now.
Cause we all need this about right now.
Taking it to the streets.
Don’t take for granted your right to take it to the streets.
It is our right to call out wrong when we see it. It is our right to speak up. It is our right to have our own opinion. It is our right to express ourselves. It is our right to vote and to have our vote counted. It is not only our right, but our duty, to help our brothers & sisters for the better.
Vote because not only your rights, but your life actually depends on it.
Takin’ it to the streets – Doobie Brothers – 1977
(OBTW, Michael McDonald is fine.)