You don’t know me but I’m your brother

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.
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.)

It’s Time

A message from the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” …..Martin Niemöller

Speak out now before there is no one left to speak for you. Your life really does depend on it.

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everthing.

Start right where you are. Start right now.

Find inspiration in each other. Find inspiration in yourself. Find inspiration in good things. Find inspiration in love, character, righteousness, kindness, understanding and acceptance.

Stand up. Do good. Speak kindly. Be peaceful. Act graciously. Set a good example. Lead with honorable acts. Love thy neighbor. Accept differences. Respect others. Appreciate originality. Live together. Treat fairly. Understand. Simply be… and believe.
Do right. Do just. Just do it.

Rise Up

We here at Fearsome Beard have had the honor to watch Anna Buffini grow from a pretty little girl into the amazingly talented and beautiful woman she is today. We were in attendance at the Mastermind conference where she performed her version of Rise Up.
She inspires us.

Rise Up – Anna Buffini – 2018

 

Heidi, you a star Girl!

Since episode 1 of season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Fearsome and I have been on Team Heidi. Unfortunately last week it was Heidi’s turn to Shashay Away from the stage of season 12. However she will always Shontay You Stay in our eyes and in our heart.

Here are just a few of her highlights:

Heidi, if you happen to stumble upon our little blog thingy and find this post, we want you to know we are in your corner baby! Stay true to yourself, be yourself and let your star shine honey. You aren’t only blessed and highly favored, you are fabulous!

Slave to the Rhythm

This is what Edith Piaf used to say: “Use your faults, use your defects, then you are going to be a star…”

Slave to the Rhythm –  Grace Jones – 1985

Although originally intended for Frankie Goes To Hollywood as a follow up to Relax, Trevor Horn eventually gave the project to Jones who truly made it into the timeless work of art it is.

Boogie Shoes

I once listened to an interview with KC of KC and the Sunshine Band. He was asked about his music and inspiration for it. He simply stated that coming out of the turbulent times of the early 1970s after the Vietnam War, he wanted to make music that made people happy, music to take them away from troubled times, music to enjoy.

KC struck gold.

Boogie Shoes – KC and the Sunshine Band – 1975

Thank you KC, you made this man’s childhood all the more enjoyable.
Who might our next musical inspiration be?