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
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
Supreme Court rules in favor of LGBTQ employment rights.
Yes, transgender and sexual orientation employment rights are protected under the 1964 civil rights act. (Article compliments of Joe.My.God)
H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – Edwin Star – 1979
They want you as a new recruit!
In The Navy – Village People – 1979
Ain’t no better band to kick off a fabulous weekend.
Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin- 1979 (2012 Remaster)
This is a disco tune that went past my teenage radar back during my youth and that great era of disco. It’s a tune I found later in life when reliving that bygone era. I fell in love with this tune.
Needless to say that the very first time I heard this tune the lyrics of the headline above stopped me in my tracks.
What the fuck? No Blacks, No Jews and No Gays?
Then I really listened to the message given through such a moving beat. A message that needs to be heard, must be heard.
Now all these years later I’m like “What the fuck?” This tune needs to be heard again? Does nothing ever fucking change?
Ok, ok , ok yes I’m on a soap box, but dammit people… We are not White, Black, Jew, Gay, Muslim, Mexican or PURPLE for that matter. We are human and we must care for each other, live together and care for our planet plus the creatures on it, or else we are fucked. Fucked.
Please click play, please feel the beat and move your tush. Please be kind to someone today that they may pass the kindness and understanding onto another. We have to start somewhere and dammit I start by saying I love you, care for you and wish to lift you higher.
There but for the grace of god, there go I – Machine – 1979
There but for the Grace of God By Machine is quite the toe tapper. It always gets Fearsome swinging to it’s 1979 disco beat.
There but for the Grace of God, although fictitious lyrics, reminds us that the human nature of fear often drives unfounded racism.
Fear, False Evidence Appearing Real.
It is the weekend, get your toe tappin’ and your tush swinging. It’s time to dance.
Nuthin’ more classic than them B-52s!
B52s Planet Claire 1979
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Y’all!
Now get those toes a tappin’ and bootys a shakin’ to Festival’s1979 Evita!
…and side B…
Disco music of an era … shirtless sweaty mustached men pulsing on the dance floor.