Shake Your Pants

I like the way you dance.

Cameo – Shake Your Pants – 1980

One of the favorite tunes of my life’s soundtrack. It’s from my days in high school and we tore up that dance floor with this one. May it help you cut your Saturday Night Dance Party rug.

In Memory

We lost Olivia Newton John this week.

I have to pause and thank her for the many memories as well as being part of the soundtrack of my life. She stepped into my life with her iconic performance opposite John Travolta in Grease. I was in the throws of puberty and deeply in lust with Mr. Travolta when that movie came out. She was stunning.

Then she took my breath away with her single Physical. The video for that gave me not only a hard on, but hope that there were actually other men who liked other men besides me, possibly many of them.

She showed up many other times in my life. However when she popped into my life in Sordid Lives, she stepped up into iconic camp status.

Thank you Olivia.
Godspeed.

Happy San Diego Pride 2022!

It’s parade day in San Diego!

We are off to breakfast shortly at Urban Mo’s as is our tradition for some 30 years. Urban Mo’s was originally Hamburger Mary’s opening in 1992. Last night we were seen at the annual Launch Party and later today we will indulge in a lighter schedule of Pride than was our want when we were much younger, but having a good Pride all the same.

Have Fun Poodles!

Taylor Swift – Calm Down – 2019

Ru Paul – Sissy That Walk – 2014

Sister Sledge – We Are Family – 1979

Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A Kiki – 2012

 

Why do we march?

Homosexuality was considered a medical disorder well into the 1970s. The American Psychiatric Association did not remove it from their list of mental illnesses until December 15, 1973. I was young, but by 1973 I already knew I was strangely attracted to men. I knew I was attracted to them in a way I wasn’t toward women. I wanted affection, and the affection I wanted from men was something that turned me on.
Therefore at that time I would have been considered mentally ill.

This video just barely touches on things that were done to us prior to 1973. We march to remember from where we came and why we will not go back, and there are some who would want to take us back.

A Little LGBTQ History

Being it’s Pride month and given the political nature of our times, we’ve decided to sprinkle a little LGBTQ history into our posts.

Fearsome feels it’s important to remember from where we came as to not let our rights slip through our grasp. It wasn’t easy obtaining the rights that were already guaranteed us. Many of our tribe who walked before us, not only fought for these rights but some lost their livelihoods and even their lives clearing the path we have at this moment. A path that could be taken away.

I have to say I agree with Fearsome. So we will start with this little video.

Classic Dolly

I’ve always wanted to post this tune as it was a favorite of mine from my youth. Dolly always brought me awe as she brought me joy. She does so more today than ever. I can’t think of any better time than this moment to post the beautiful song.

Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colors – Released 1968 (video date 1983)