In Memory

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.

You should Be Dancing

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.
Enjoy!

Foo Fighters – Dee Gees / You Should Be Dancing – 2021

Happy San Diego Pride Ya’ll!

A Little Pride Music

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

A Little Pride Music

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

A Little Pride Music

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