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Stuff I learned from "The Sound of Music"...

1. Music is joyous… The very act of singing, whether it’s a sad song, an ecstatic one, a prosaic one, a pious one, it doesn’t matter. 195 more words

Some of the times I've been wrong...

I was wrong when I wrote the song from my album with Wired, “A New Hope”.

“If I was free to live, to love, to wrap my arms around you then maybe I could breathe…” 575 more words

I guess I love female singer-songwriters most because I crave the insight, experience and company of women. Men burnt that bridge for me a long time ago.


Christine and the Queens, Patti Smith, Lily Allen, Joni Mitchell, Lee Ann Womack, Rickie Lee Jones, Kacey Musgraves, Ella Fitzgerald, Miranda Lambert, Bjork, Angaleena Presley, Olof Arnalds, First Aid Kit, Warpaint, Suzanne Vega, Tori Amos, Elizabeth Fraser, Nina Simone, Sandy Denny, Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Sheila Chandra, Indila, Faye Wong, Sarah Vaughan, Marianne Faithfull, Karen Matheson, Kim Burrell, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Maria Callas, La Lupe, Renee Fleming TO NAME BUT A FEW…


La Lupe, further evidence of my gayness and a kind of feminism, and a liberation panic attack...

“A bitch with a drug habit and you’re anybody’s. Marlene and Judy rolled into one I suppose” – Edina Monsoon.

I really hate being a cliché, but that line could have been written to me, or to soooo many gay men. 643 more words

Renegade Readers 2nd Meeting

Last Thursday Renegade Readers met again at Newcastle-under-Lyme Library. There were five of us which although down on the first meeting was pleasing, with one new person and enough apologies to know there is an interest. 287 more words

The most traumatic part of coming out as gay...

Is that by discussing your sexual orientation you’re tacitly telling your parents what kind of sex you like to have – a conversation you’re spared if you’re straight.

Who cares? Well, I can answer that

Every time I see an article regarding a new celebrity coming out, I can’t help but smile. It’s been great seeing guys like Michael Sam, Jason Collins, Darren Young, Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman take a step toward busting down barriers in their respective fields. 449 more words

Michael Sam