1. Head on over to your blog, Livejournal, website, Myspace, Twitter, LastFM--anywhere where you're free to post your own content. If you don't have some space like that, I'm assuming you came here in a steam-powered time machine, which is pretty cool. In that case, email me and I'll post your entry.
2. Post a link to this page so people know what you're talking about. We do want to draw attention to awesome independent artists, right? click on the lovely picture from Indochine's Marilyn video at the top of the post and then just click on the bright pink GIVEAWAY!
3. Answer one of these questions:
Which queer artist melts your heart, and why?
What band or musician do you most wish was queer?
If you were to create the ultimate queer 4-piece band, which musicians would you choose? Why?
Which queer artist have you been listening to for the longest? How'd you discover them?
What's the most awesome thing you've ever heard a musician say about his or her sexuality?
What would be on YOUR Pride month mixtape?
(You can answer more than one if you want, but don't feel obligated!)
4. Send a link to your entry to QUEERICS@GMAIL.COM, or leave it in a comment on the blog, if email frightens you. Deadline: June 28th
(I am answering the bolded one; and yes, I feel the need to give explanations behind the songs. And my tape player broke a long time ago so this shall not be a real mixtape)
These were all taken off of my "rainbows" playlist. Yes, I have a rainbows playlist, it has existed for awhile now and it is fairly long.
1. The Origin of Love by Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright covering a song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. . . and to add to that I love his cover of the song.
2. Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed
I like classics.
3. Gloria by Patti Smith
Frankly, this song is hot. And as I said, I like classics.
4. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
The best Bowie song in my opinion. And I have been listening to Bowie since I was little (my father is a Bowie fan) so Bowie alway gets a nod from me.
5. Sweet Transvestite from Rocky Horror
The best song from Rocky Horror. It is fun and I have all the lyrics to it memorized. And this is what cemented Frank-N-Furter as a sex symbol in my mind. And I actually have a group of friends with "Rocky Horror Cult" membership cards. . .
6. La Vie Boheme B from RENT
I am a theatre geek and sang this song many a time in art class with a fellow drama geek. I chose part B because it sounds less like it came out of a musical and contains the line "to faggots, lezzies, dykes, crossdressers too."
7. The Rejection by Dangerous Muse
As Chesh put it, this band basically sounds like "the essence of homo." And considering the last song was from a Broadway musical, why try and atypical at this point?
8. She's My Man by The Scissor Sister
The Scissor Sisters are too much fun to leave out.
9. Nancy Boy by Placebo
This song is filthy and messy--I love it. And it happens to be one of the songs that got me hooked on Placebo. And yes, there has to be at least one Placebo song on the list.
10. Michael by Franz Ferdinand
It is along the same lines as Nancy Boy. But it also holds fond pre-teen memories for me. . .
11. Set It Off by Peaches
I am actually a bit torn as to which Peaches song I want to include but I know that the list is incomplete without a Peaches song.
12. Jimmy Dean by Hunter Valentine
This is a fun, hot song. The singer for Hunter Valentine has a ridiculously sexy voice so they had to be somewhere on the list.
13. Rebel Girl by The Bikini Kills
I want to meet the Rebel Girl.
14. If It Isn't Her by Ani DiFranco
I actually adore Ani DiFranco.
15. Best Cock on the Block by Bitch and Animal
This song just makes me giddy. (And then it makes me laugh because it reminds me of the time I borrowed my father's IPod and put my music on it; he took it back, put it on shuffle and went running on a treadmill. By chance this song, "Pictures" by Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko, and "Angry Inch" all managed to play for him. For some reason I found it hilarious when he told me about it afterwards, because really, what are the chances?)
16. Scrooge by Team Smile and Nod
Honestly, I just heard this song for the first time recently but it is wonderful.
17. Marilyn by Indochine
My favourite Indochine song which happens to be accompanied by my favourite Indochine video.
18. When My Boy Walks Down the Street by The Magnetic Fields
A nod to "Queer as Folk," plus a good song.
19. We Oh We by The Hidden Cameras
This song was in the wonderful movie Whole New Thing, which is about a previously home schooled child of hippies developing a crush on his middle school teacher. This song is incredibly adorable and sweet.
20. Rainbowarriors by CocoRosie
This is the first CocoRosie song I heard. And it has a wonderful lullaby sound.
All right, I am done. I think that would all fit on one disk.