#579 – May 27, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

That’s Soooo Gay! (Our Annual Gay Pride Show)
+ KC Pride Fest June 5-6-7 + The 69th Annual Tony Awards!


1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Judy Garland – “Intro / Keep Your Sunny Side Up”(outtake)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

3. Cyre – “Holiday (Circuit Mix)”
from: Gay Classics – Outrageous / Hot JWP / 2001

4. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Lesbian”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

5. Bambi – “Lets Sing A Gay Little Spring Song”
from: Bambi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Buena Vista Pictures / 1996 [1942 Disney]

6. Lily Tomlin – “Obscene Phone Call”
from: This Is a Recording / Universal Records / 1971
[The album consists of comic sketches of Tomlin in her most famous character, Ernestine, the nosy, aggressive, and sharp-tongued telephone operator. The album’s tracks include monologues in which Ernestine tangles over the phone with Joan Crawford, Gore Vidal (“Mr. Veedle”), Martha Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover. It was recorded live at the intimate Ice House in Pasadena, California. The album, Tomlin’s first, won her a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. Tomlin became the first woman to win this award for a solo recording (in 1962 Elaine May won for an album with Mike Nichols; in the years since only Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Griffin among female comedians have won the award.) The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list, the highest charting solo comedy album by a woman ever on the chart.]

7. Sharron Alexis – “Please Don’t Be Gay”
from: Sordid Lives (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Varese Sarabande / 2001

8. RuPaul – “I Met Him on the Dance Floor (Interlude)”
from: Realness / RuCo / March 2, 2015
[RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both “he” and “she” have been deemed acceptable. “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.” He hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts reality television shows RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag U.]

9. Company – “Opening: I Hope I Get It”
from: A Chorus Line – Original Cast Recording / Columbia / 1975

10. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Pro Choice”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

11. Grace Jones – “The Crossing (Ooh The Action…)”
from: Slave To The Rhythm / Island Def Jam Records / 1985

12. Al Franken and Phil Hartman – “Daily Affirmation Theme”
from: Original Soundtrack to: Stuart Saves His Family / Milan / 1995

13. Hedwig & The Angry Inch – “Tear Me Down”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hedwig & The Angry Inch / Hybrid / 2001


We celebrate the LGBTQIA Pride Season with our annual show, “That’s Sooo Gay.” We started with a special montage/collage of clips from The Judy Garland Show; Cyre; Dos Fallopia; the original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s 1942 film “Bambi;” Lily Tomlin from 1972; Sharron Alkexis from the original motion picture soundtrack to “Sordid Lives;” RuPaul, from his new recording, “Realness;” the Broadway cast of “A Chorus Line;” Grace Jones from 1985; Al Franken from the original soundtrack to Stuart Saves His Family; and John Cameron Mitchell from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hedwig & The Angry Inch.

10:15 – That’s Soooo Gay

14. The BTC Orchestra – “The Liberace Fanfare”
from: Behind The Candelabra (Music from the HBO Original Film) / Elektra / May 20, 2013
[2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh about the life of pianist Liberace and the secret affair he had with young Scott Thorson, based on Thorson’s memoir, Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace (1988). It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013. It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013 and won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. It was released theatrically June 7, 2013 in the United Kingdom. The film features Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorsen.]

15. Liberace – “The Impossible Dream” [Vinyl]
from: Liberace Sends You Love [3 record set] / Brookville Records – ABC Records / 1974
[Born in West Allis, Wisconsin, his career spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television, and endorsements, Liberace became world-famous. During the 1950s–1970s he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage. He publicly denied being gay during his lifetime, and sued those who said he was. Towards the end of his life his chauffeur, Scott Thorson, sued him for palimony. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1987.]

16. Jim Nabors – “It Takes All Kinds To Make The World Go Round”
from: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. / Sony / 1965
[Jan. 29, 2013, Hawaii News Now reported that Jim Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle, Washington’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Jan. 15, a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington. An urban legend maintains that Nabors married Rock Hudson in the early ’70s, shortly before Nabors began his relationship with Cadwallader. At least publicly, the two were never more than friends. According to Hudson, the legend originated with a group of “middle-aged homosexuals who live in Huntington Beach” who sent out joke invitations for their annual get-together. One year, the group invited its members to witness “the marriage of Rock Hudson & Jim Nabors,” at which Hudson would take the surname of Nabors’ most famous character, Gomer Pyle, becoming “Rock Pyle.” Those who failed to get the joke spread the rumor. Hudson was also gay but closeted, and because of the fear that one or both of them might be outed, Nabors & Hudson never spoke to each other again.]

10:22 – “Just say the lines and don’t bump into the furniture.”

I think my parents had a tougher time hearing that I wanted to become a Theatre Major than when I told them I was Gay. Please know, that I believe the theatre is full of all sexual orientations, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender…just like the rest of the world. The theatre, however, has always been a place where so many gay kids found their freedom and identity. The theatre gave gay kids their first glimpse into a world not found in their sheltered, small towns. Here in this next set is a song from Noel Coward from a album I found in my college library my freshman year. The plays of Noel Coward were some of the first pieces of gay literature to captivate me, and hearing the beautiful lyrics, wit, and diction of Noel Coward in action, you understand why is was so very popular onstage as an actor, well as a director and playwright.

After Noel we’ll hear Paul Lynde from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Bye Bye Birdie.” Then we’ll hear Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his experience in “Bye Bye Birdie” while auditioning for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

10:24 – “Tots” and “Kids”

17. Noel Coward – “What’s Going To Happen To the Tots”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957] [Born Dec. 16, 1899 / died Mar. 26, 1973. English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers including Graham Payn, his long-time partner, and in Coward’s diaries & letters, published posthumously.]

18. Paul Lynde & Marijane Maricle -“Kids”
from: Bye Bye Birdie! (Original Broadway Cast) / Columbia Masterworks / 1960
[Paul Lynde’s sexual orientation was an open secret in Hollywood, although, in keeping with the prejudices of the time, it was not acknowledged or discussed in public. In a 2013 radio interview, Dick Van Dyke recalled the wrap party for Bye Bye Birdie. A series of men gave short speeches, each one praising Ann-Margret and predicting success and stardom for the young actress. When it was Paul Lynde’s turn to speak, he began, “Well, I guess I’m the only one here who doesn’t want to fuck Ann-Margret.” In 1965, Lynde was involved in an accident in which a young actor, reputed to be his lover, fell to his death from the window of their hotel room in San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The two had been drinking for hours before 24-year-old James “Bing” Davidson slipped and fell eight stories, an event witnessed by two policemen, yet the event was largely kept out of the press, thus saving Lynde’s career. Despite his campy television persona, Lynde never publicly came out as gay and the press generally refrained from commenting about it. In 1976, a People magazine article on Lynde featured him and Stan Finesmith; the latter was dubbed Lynde’s “suite mate” and “chauffeur-bodyguard.” In the 1970s, this was as close as the press would come to hinting at his sexuality.]

19. Charles Nelson Reilly -“The Audition”
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

10:32 – Tony Awards

The Biggest Gay Pride Celebration of the year is The 69th Annual Tony Awards that will be held June 7, 2015 to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2014–2015 season. We just heard Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his Audition for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical in 1961. As he said, at the time he was playing three parts in “Bye Bye Birdie” winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical of 1960. Two classic Broadway musicals with a Charles Nelson Reilly connection. Here again is Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his experience in”How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” a Broadway classic, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Abe Burrows. In 1961 Charles Nelson Reilly was the winner of The Tony Award for his portrayal of Bud Frump.

20. Charles Nelson Reilly -“Coffee Break”
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

21. Charles Nelson Reilly, Claudette Sutherland, Company -“Coffee Break”(CD#20) (2:36)
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

10:37 – Underwriting

10:39 – 69th Annual Tony Awards

For many Queer Kids growing up in small towns, in rural areas, during the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s, The CBS broadcast of the annual Tony Awards was the biggest night of LGBT programming. Here is Rick Lyon with John Tartaglia performing as voice and puppeteer for Rod (the closeted Republican investment banker) in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q, which opened July 31, 2003. John Tartaglia was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 2004. This set will also include the 2013 Tony winner of Best Actor in a Musical – Billy Porter, from The Tony winner for Best Musical in 2013, “Kinky Boots, “and last year’s Tony winner for Best Actor in a Musical, Neil Patrick Harris from the The Tony winner for Best Musical Revival of 2014, Hedwig and The Angry Inch.

22. Rick Lyon w/ John Tartaglia – “If You Were Gay”
from: Broadway Cast Recording of Avenue Q / Victor / 2003
[in 2004 Avenue Q won the Tony Award for Best Musical.]

23. Billy Porter & Stark Sands – “Everybody Say Yeah!”
from: Kinky Boots (Soundtrack) / Sony – Kinky Boots LLC / May 28, 2013

24. Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Original Brdwy Cast – “Exquisite Corpse”
from: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Orig. Brdwy Cast Rec) / Hedwig Brdwy Co. / June 11, 2014

10:50 – 69th Annual Tony Awards

The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, June 7, 2015, and broadcast live on CBS. Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming will co-host the ceremony. John Cameron Mitchell will receive a special Tony Award for his return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Tommy Tune will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Stephen Schwartz will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award. More info at: http://www.tonyawards.com/

In this next set we are featuring more music from the biggest Gay Pride celebration of the year, The 69th Annual Tony Awards. First a song from Fun Home, a new musical based of the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, and the score composed by Jeanine Tesori.

It has been called “the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian.” Ring of Keys is sung by Sydney Lucas who plays Alison as a child and Beth Malone who plays Alison as adult. Both actresses are nominated for Tony Awards.

Another new Broadway musical, An American in Paris, is nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical by Craig Lucas, with Director & Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon nominated in both categories. This new musical tells the story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an iconic European city, all yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. The score features classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin including “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “They Can’t Take That Away,” and orchestral music from George Gershwin including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American in Paris.” Director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon made a ballet based on the Gershwin symphonic tone poem of the same name. The piece debuted at the New York City Ballet in 2005. The 1951 film musical An American in Paris also features the Gershwins’ music, but tells a different story. The Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released June 2, so we will play one of the Gershwin songs from the show as sung by the man who first introduced the song in 1937, in the film “Shall We Dance” with Missouri girl, Ginger Rogers, we’ll hear Fred Astaire from his 1957 recording, Mr. Top Hat.

25. Sydney Lucas & Beth Malone – “Ring of Keys”
from: Fun Home (A New Broadway Musical) / PS Classics / May 19, 2015
[Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. As in the book, the story concerns the father-daughter relationship between Alison Bechdel and her father Bruce Bechdel. It has been called “the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian.” Writer/artist Alison Bechdel’s book Fun Home, a memoir in comics format, was published in 2006 to critical acclaim. Its subject is Alison Bechdel’s coming of age, with particular emphasis on her relationship to her father, Bruce Bechdel. Alison’s coming out as a lesbian is complicated by the revelation that Bruce had also had homosexual relationships, including encounters with males below the age of consent. Four months after Alison comes out to her parents, Bruce is killed by an oncoming truck; although the evidence is equivocal, Alison concludes that he committed suicide.]

26. Fred Astaire – “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”
from: Mr. Top Hat / Verve / 1957
[1937 song written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film Shall We Dance. The song is performed by Astaire on the foggy deck of the ferry from New Jersey to Manhattan. It is sung to Ginger Rogers, who remains silent listening throughout. No dance sequence follows, which was unusual for the Astaire-Rogers numbers. Astaire and Rogers did dance to it later in their last movie The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) in which they played a married couple with marital issues. George Gershwin died two months after the film’s release, and he was posthumously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1937 Oscars.]

25. Judy Garland – “Half – Time Tags”(sponsor announcement)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

11:00 – Station ID

25. Judy Garland – “Half – Time Tags”(sponsor announcement)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

11:00 – Lesbian Rock & Roll Singers!

27. Kate Pierson– “Mister Sister”
from: Guitars and Microphones / Lazy Meadow Music / February 17, 2015 [Vocalist, lyricist, lead singer & founding members of The B-52’s w/ Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland. She played guitar, bass & keyboards. She has recorded songs with The Ramones, REM, Iggy Pop, David Byrne . In February 2015, Pierson released her 1st solo album, Guitars and Microphones, featuring material co-written by Sia Furler. She is the owner of Kate’s Lazy Desert in Landers, California and Kate’s Lazy Meadow in Mount Tremper, New York, a rustic modern lodge in New York’s Catskill Mountains. She operates the businesses with her partner, Monica Coleman. Pierson & Coleman have been together since 2003.]

28. Summer Osborne – “I’m Back”
from: Revelation / Summer Osbourne / May 29, 2010
[St. Louis based singer songwriter has been performing on stage since the age of 4. She has been performing her original music since 2005, releasing 8 full-length albums and an EP. Since 2009, Summer has been constantly on tour playing Pridefests in St. Louis, Vancouver, Columbia, Memphis, Springfield, Lexington, Belleville. Summer is a champion of the KC HRC Battle of The Babes – Acoustic Stage. Summer has shared the stage with The Indigo Girls, God-Des and She, Jen Foster, The Cliks, Crystal Waters, Betty, Martha Wash.]

29. The Clementines – “Below”
from: The Clementines / Independent / August 18, 2012
[We first met The Clementines as a duo of Tim Jenkins & Nicole Springer when they played LIVE on WMM April 25, 2012. Since then they’ve become a solid 4-piece band. Nicole Springer grew up in Oak Grove, MO, and graduated H.S. in 2004. She studied Music-Vocal/Choral at Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO. Nicole told The Pitch (Jan. 10, 2012): “I grew up singing in gospel choirs,” she says. “And I still love gospel music, though I’m not religious or anything. I did musicals throughout high school, and I went to school for a year at Missouri State for music education. But I’ve never been in a committed band before this one.”]

[The Clementines play KC Pride Fest, Sun, June 7 at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO.]

30. MK Nobilette – “Make Believe”
from: Make Believe – Single / VRE Records / May 12, 2015
[One of 75,000 contestants to audition for the 13th season of American Idol. She sang for the initial cattle call judges at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in July 2013 along with approximately 1,000 other hopefuls. She has been praised for her “vocal ability and likable demeanor” as well as her “soulful rasp. Nobilette was adopted and raised by two lesbian women and is publicly out as lesbian, which she talked about during her initial audition for the American Idol celebrity judges, which was aired. She stated to the judges, “I’m very obviously gay, and there are always going to be people in America and everywhere else who are definitely going to hate me. But I think in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have really changed that, and have made it a positive thing.” She is the first finalist to be openly gay going into the top contestants round; other contestants were not public with their information, and came out publicly after their finals. Her moms separated when she was four, and both now have girlfriends, resulting in a large extended family, which Nobilette characterized as “very San Francisco.”]

[MK Nobilette plays KC Pride Fest – Love is the Cure, Sat, June 6 at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO.]

11:15 – Interview with Bill Svoboda

Bill Svoboda is serving as the KC Pride Fest Producer for Kansas City Gay Pride, June 5th, 6th, & 7th, at Berkley Riverfront Park. Bill serves under the guidance of the Kansas City Diversity Coalition the not-for-profit service organization that presents KC Gay Pride. Bill started his career over 25 years ago in the event planning industry working for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce then in 2002 he started EventPros, Inc., planning Festivals, Corporate and Association events all over the country. He was one of the original producers of the KCRiverFest and the KC Marathon – Health & Fitness Expo, just to name a few of his accomplishments. This fall Bill will take over the Production role for the Kansas City Jazz Festival.

Bill Svoboda thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City Gay Pride, June 5th, 6th, & 7th,, at Berkley Riverfront Park.

http://www.gaypridekc.org / KC Diversity Coalition

This year’s theme is, “Love is The Cure.”

Related Events include: a special Symposium at UMKC on Tuesday, June 2, and a Welcoming Ministries Interfaith Service on Wednesday, June 3 .

Friday night features: Cyon Flare, DJ Barry Harris, Dirty Dorothy, DJ Chef Nguyen, DJ Daniel, DJ Aaron, DJ Chad Slater, DJ Remix Wes Warner, and Men of Skin.

Saturday features: Josh Zuckerman, The First Ladies of Disco, MK Nobilette, Devin Tait, Material Girl, Heartland Men’s Chorus, Missie B’s, PerformOut KC, and Widow Von’Du.

Sunday features: Melinda Rider, Flo, The Clementines, performances by Black Gay Pride, Latino Gay Pride KC, and Sidekicks Saloon.

Tickets: Friday & Saturday is $5.00. Sunday is FREE! Children 12 & under are FREE!

Over 70 Vendors / The Advocate.com will be covering KC Gay Pride

KC Pride Fest – Love is the Cure, June 5th, 6th, & 7th, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, presented by KC Diversity Coalition, a not-for-profit service oganization.

For more information about tickets, vendors, directions, events, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.gaypridekc.org/

KC Pride Fest June 5th, 6th, & 7th, at Berkley Riverfront Park- Love is the Cure, so here is The Cure with Lovesong…


32. The Cure – “Lovesong”
from: Disintegratration / Fiction / August 21, 1989
[3rd single from The Cure’s 8th studio album. The song saw considerable success in the United States, where it was a number two hit (blocked by Janet Jackson’s Miss You Much and the band’s only top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Though the song has been covered by several artists, the most famous and successful cover is the 2004 version by American reggae rock band 311, recorded for the soundtrack for the film 50 First Dates and also released as a single. This song was also performed by Adele on her 2011 album 21. Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Roger O’Donnell, Boris Williams, and Lol Tolhurst.]

33. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel”
from: A Reality Tour / ISO – Columbia – Legacy / January 25, 2010
[Recorded November 22-23, 2003, Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. Originally written for a mooted Ziggy Stardust musical in late 1973, “Rebel Rebel” was Bowie’s last single in the glam rock style that had been his trademark. The song is notable for its gender-bending lyrics (“You got your mother in a whirl / She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl”) as well as its distinctive riff, which rock journalist Kris Needs has described as “a classic stick-in-the-head like the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction'”.Transsexual rock artist and former Bowie associate Jayne County claims that “Rebel Rebel” was based in part on County’s own song “Queenage Baby”, which was recorded in January 1974 by Bowie’s Mainman Records, but not released at the time. The song later surfaced on the independent 2006 release Wayne County at the Trucks, and some critics, upon hearing the track, echoed County’s claims. The 2004, live version features David Bowie – vocals, guitars, stylophone, harmonica; Earl Slick – guitar; Gerry Leonard – guitar; Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Under Pressure”; Sterling Campbell – drums; Mike Garson – keyboards, piano; Catherine Russell – keyboards, percussion, acoustic guitar, backing vocals. A Reality Tour was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie in support of the Reality album. The tour commenced on 7 October 7, 2003 at the Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark continuing through Europe, North America, Asia, including a return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 1987 Glass Spider Tour. The tour grossed $46,000,000, making it the ninth-highest grossing tour of 2004. At over 110 shows, the tour was the longest tour of Bowie’s career. Bowie played Kansas City, May 10, 2004, at Starlight Theatre. I was there, seven rows from the stage.]

34. The Sleazebeats – “Goosesteppin’ Nazis”
from: The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012
[Charlie Colborne – keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer – drums; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Recorded at More Famouser Studios w/ Mike Nolte engineer, mixing, mastering the recordings. The Sleazebeats have played Live on the show on several occassions.]

35. Lou Reed and John Cale – “Small Town”
from: Songs For Drella / Sire – Warner Bros. / 1990
[Dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol, their mentor, who had died unexpectedly in 1987. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol Superstar Ondine, a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, used by Warhol’s crowd. The song cycle focuses on Warhol’s interpersonal relations and experiences, with songs falling roughly into three categories: Warhol’s first-person perspective (which makes up the vast majority of the album), third-person narratives chronicling events and affairs, and first-person commentaries on Warhol by Reed and Cale themselves. The songs on the album are, to some extent, in chronological order.]

11:43 – Underwriting


36. The Kinsey Sicks – “T’aint It Love”
from: Electile Dysfunction / The Kinsey Sicks / May 8, 2012
[Based on their hit musical, “ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: THE KINSEY SICKS FOR PRESIDENT,” The Kinsey Sicks were formed in 1993, by original members: Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues, who created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign, and Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area, who authored Chicago’s gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie’s inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group’s hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, “bouquet”).]

37. The Hazzards – “Gay Boyfriend”
from: Gay Boyfriend / Rocket / July 20, 2007

38. The Lucky – “Gay Night (for the Straight Kids)”
from: Swimming Invisible / Independent / May 24, 2014
[Camilla Camille on vocals, guitar, octave pedal; Iason Mac Ai on vocals, lead guitar; Calandra Rene on bass; Dustin Mott on drums. Recorded at Massive Sound Studio by Paul Malinowski More info and to see The Lucky’s new music video, visit their FB page: http://facebook.com/theluckyband.%5D


39. The Magnetic Fields – “All I Want To Know”
from: Pieces of April / Nonesuch Records / November 4, 2004


40. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Next week on Wed, June 3, we present the Best MidCoastal Releases of 2015…So Far, with special guest hosts Marion Merritt & Betse Ellis.

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