This is one of my most personal and heartfelt blogs. Yes, I blog about music, Madonna, and silly stuff that I like, but this is about what makes me tick. If you want to know me better, read the words, and enjoy the lyrics of the three videos that have made me a better person.
It’s like “Peeps’ Flashback ’80s Fridays” with a song from the ’80s, the ’90s, and the ’00s, but all three from the heart.
“NEVER SURRENDER” — Corey Hart
In 1985, when I was a 20-year-old back in western Kentucky sneaking into the gay bar just to be around people like me, this song got me through some tough times at home with a belligerent, alcoholic father and his close-minded views and hate. My sister and mother also dealt with similar views of his on a personal level, too.
I don’t have regrets, but I’d love to be able to talk to my father today and let him know that he made me a better man and he made me strong to stand up to intolerance and narrow views.
“SOME PEOPLE” — LeAnn Rimes
I love my husband and my daughter. Some people may not understand that two men (or two women) can share the same, but love is love and it shouldn’t be labeled anything else.
“FREE YOUR MIND” — En Vogue
I talk and blog about many things. It’s not all gay, gay, gay. But, now that Pandora’s box is finally opened, you’ll hear it all the time from the right-wing until Wednesday, November 7th, (“that’s why Obama won”, “that’s why Obama lost”, “it didn’t have an impact on the election”).
I don’t want to change your mind, I want to open your mind.