One of my inspirations passed away yesterday.
ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Official Video – 1983
Dusty Hill the famously bearded bassist of ZZ Top passed away at 72 years of age 7/28/21.
ZZ Top formed as a group in 1969 with the current configuration of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard (the non bearded drummer) and Dusty Hill performing together continuously since 1970. Here is a classic from 1971 that shows the raw talent and depth of this trio.
ZZ Top – Brown Sugar – 1971
The last recorded performance is this one from not quite two weeks ago.
ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Live – 7/16/2021
Thank you Dusty for the incredible tunes and the Bearded inspiration. Godspeed.
San Diego Pride is always later than the other California Prides and celebrated the 2nd-3rd week of July every year. Pride week kicked off here today and will crescendo all week into next weekend. I was wondering how I would usher in our pride week and much to my delight Foo Fighters just dropped this Fabulous cover of a Bee Gees classic today.
Foo Fighters – Dee Gees / You Should Be Dancing – 2021
Happy San Diego Pride Ya’ll!
As with many a night when I made it to the end of the evening on a dance floor, the DJ would send us all off with this Donna Summer classic.
Donna Summer – Last Dance – 1978
Taking a twirl across the Dance Floor at The Copa Key West to this tune was an out of body experience. Wow, what a charmed life I’ve lived.
Communards – Never Can Say Goodbye – 1987
Because we Proud!
Cazwell / Peppermint – Blend – 2018
We post this one again ‘cause it’s that Fabulous. Happy Pride Y’all!
What’s fabulous, all about Pride and new from Jan, Alaska & Peppermint?
Gay Hands Up! That’s what!
Jan / Alaska / Pepoermint – Gay Hands Up – 2021
This song pretty much sums up why.
Bronski Beat – Jimmy Sommerville – Smalltown Boy – 1984
We are here, let’s dance!
I was literally brought out of the closet and into a fully gay life with this 12 inch single permanently on the turntable in the first house I shared with my first lover, and a night on a gay club’s dance floor in the early 1980s wasn’t complete with a twirl to this fabulous number.
Festival – Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – 1979
One of my favorite tunes ever made. Period. Wouldn’t be Pride without it.
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle – 1986
This was always my favorite Erasure tune.
Erasure – Chains of Love – 1988
When this little Madonna tune was released Fearsome was but a bushy porn star stache and I had just moved into my first house with my first lover. We were so young and this song fit like a glove. Oh how I loved it. In fact I still do.
Madonna – Holiday – 1984 – American Bandstand
I was so born this way it ain’t funny. The earliest of my memories was that of desire of affection from men.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way – 2011
What Pride without a circuit party?
Sam Smith – I Feel Love (VJ Zenman Circuit Festival Mix) – 2019
Fearsome can never listen to or watch this one enough. He loves it!
Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down – 2019
Sylvester was a trailblazer. Little did he know what would come shortly after we lost him.
Sylvester – Someone Like You – 1986
Icons of our community together in one classic performance.
Cher, Bette Midler, Elton John and Flip Wilson – The Cher Show – Medley of Mockingbird, Proud Mary, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough & Never Can Say Goodbye – 1975
This tune takes Fearsome back to his time living in Seattle and tearing up a few dance floors in the clubs at the time.
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ( feat. Loleatta Holloway ) – Good Vibrations – 1991
– Live Club MTV
During Fearsome’s early years at the gay disco he never missed the opportunity to take a twirl when this classic came on.
Cheryl Lynn – Star Love – Soul Train 1979
In the early 1980s there was almost no better way to fill a dance floor quickly than for a DJ to mix this toe tapper into the mix.
Human League – Don’t You Want Me – 1981
Fearsome has cut many a rug on a number of dance floors to this fab tune!
Change – A Lover’s Holiday – 1980