Music Posts Tagged as 'LGBTQ'
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Take My Time - Skinshape
Outside - Tender
Tonight, Its You
What A Shame - Leyla Blue
Novocaine - The Unlikely Candidates
Never Never - Drenchill ft. Indiiana
Infected - Sickick
Coming Over - Dillon Francis, Kygo feat. James Hersey
Silent Night - Barbra Streisand
A Silent Night
Shots (Broiler Remix) - Imagine Dragons
Kiss of the Rabbit
Love Too Much - Keane
I Put A Spell On You - Annie Lennox
Without LGBTQ People, Modern Music Wouldn't Exist
VICE: What initially made you decide to write this book?
Darryl W. Bullock: I wanted to write a book about LGBTQ people making records, but to be honest, it was a bit dull. It was starting to look a bit like an encyclopedia, an A-to-Z of gay musicians. Then, maybe three or four months into the project, David Bowie died, and his death struck me really viscerally.
But it was while I saw how others reacted to his death, especially the stars I grew up with—the Boy Georges and the George Michaels and the Madonnas—that I realized I was going down the wrong track. I realized the book shouldn’t just be about LGBTQ people making records, but how they influenced each generation that followed. You start to build up this timeline, and it stretches back over 100 years, almost back to the birth of commercially available discs.
It was also a definite decision to include voices you don’t hear of. It would be easy to write a book just about Elton John, George Michael, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, those kinds of people. But I really wanted to document the lives of people like Patrick Haggerty, Blackberri and John “Smokey” Condon (pic above), people who have made incredibly important contributions to music and to LGBTQ lives but have been basically ignored by the mainstream media.