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
Is it real?
Or have you realized that life is simply an illusion?
Ru Paul – The Realness – Drag Race Cast Video – 2016
However an illusion with meaning, an illusion to learn from.
No memory tied to this tune ‘cause Todrick just dropped it yesterday.
Todrick – Rainin’ Fellas – 2021
Time to make some new memories.
Hurry up and bring your juke box money!
The B-52s – Love Shack – 1989
For those, like Fearsome, who find themselves boarding a plane today we felt this fun little Foo Fighters diddy will suit the mood.
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly – 1999
It’s Sunday morning and time for a little soccer practice.
Jonny McGovern – Soccer Practice – 2003
Pet Shop Boys – Go West – 1993
Always a favorite laid back, yet danceable, groove.
Lisa Stansfield – You Can’t Deny It – 1989
After posting We Are Family in honor of our dear Anne Marie In Philly, Fearsome decided to do a daily post during Pride month featuring tunes that mean something to him during Pride month.
Tonight we kick it off with a classic in honor of a hero in our community.
Ginger Minj and company – I Am What I Am – 2016
The world is a bit quieter this morning due to the loss of our loving prolific commenter and friend Anne Marie. She was often referred to as our Warrior Queen because she never failed to stand up for what she believed in. She believed in equality and justice for all and was never afraid of speaking out against oppression, injustice, greed and stupidity. She seemed to take pride in the title Warrior Queen, as she should’ve.
Anne Marie loved to enjoy life, have fun and loved music. Her Saturday night dance parties kept us tapping our toes for years. Due to the unfortunate turn of events in November of 2016, her Saturday night dance parties turned into Saturday night Protest parties. However she knew how to have fun with her protests and still kept our toes a tapping.
One regret I have is that I never got the chance to do a twirl across the dance floor with Anne Marie. I am sure she could cut a rug when the opportunity arose. She had that spark that made life magic. A spark that I could tell loved to dance.
However there was one dance music group that I don’t believe you would find Anne Marie enjoying on the dance floor. As we all know she was quite outspoken about many things and one of them was her rather dislike of a group called ABBA. Rather dislike? Nope. Hated? Yup, that’s more Anne Marie.
I’ve always rather enjoyed ABBA and I love an ABBA tune while taking a twirl across a dance floor. However for obvious reasons I’m a bit melancholy this morning and don’t feel like dancing. I feel like listening to a beautiful voice singing a beautiful melodious tune.
Anne Marie, I hope you don’t mind that I take a moment remember you in the same post that I also post the tune Dancing Queen. If you do please forgive me. I just want you to know as you cross into the next chapter of your journey that you aren’t only my Warrior Queen, but also my Dancing Queen…just not the ABBA one.
One thing Anne Marie taught me was to have a good time.
Times get hard, politics can suck, shit happens, illness comes and it goes, we age, life isn’t always fair, work is …well work and sometimes all we can do is scream FUCK!
We can always stop and have a dance party.
She taught me to feel the pain, but to get up and change my attitude. To get up, get back to it and most of all have a good time. Life is short, why waste it?
She taught me that we can create our own family through our community.
Sister Sledge – We Are Family – 1979
Anne Marie, you are family!