Song A Day Challenge, Day 5: The Good Gay Stuff

Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.

The Rules are:

Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you.  (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge

I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short  compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.

Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.

Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’  was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.

Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.

Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.

Enjoy!

Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974

 

Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974

Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978

 

 

Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981

 

The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992

 

K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992

 

Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993

 

Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995

 


Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996

 

Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996

 

George Michael – Flawless, 2004

 


Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016

 

 

Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016

I nominate:

 

 

 

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The Kiss

VR based digital painting of two mail avatars in the last few seconds before a kiss
The Kiss

soft

       hard

stroke smooth smoothly stroked back

rest chest on chest

                                  thigh on thigh

my hard on your soft

kiss…

(c) Bob Goldstein 1976

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Old Friends: Our 24th Anniversary

A photo of My Partner Jaime and I reflected on a sunny San Francisco Day in the window of a passing tour bus
My Partner, Jaime and I, reflected in the window of a passing tour bus. When I showed him this shot and asked him what he was thinking, he replied, “There he goes with that camera again.”

I met Jaime 24 years ago this week.

Yes, it was love at first sight and I know that sounds trite, but if it has ever
or will ever happen to then you will understand how profound it is.

We moved in together two months later and we have been together ever since.

He’s seen me through the darkest days of my illness; and I wept and grieved
with him when his Father sickened with cancer and died.

He is a proud Nicaraguan man and a proud citizen of the United States.

He is among my oldest and most trusted friends.

He is my partner and he is my joy.

Happy Anniversary, Jaime.

Happy Anniversary mi amore.

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