Whoa, oh, well, well, well
Well, well, oh, hmm
Someone to count on in a world of change
Here I am, stop where you’re standin’
What you need is a lover, a man to take over
Oh girl, don’t look any further
“I wanted to teach them [‘Rise Up’] because it was an uplifting song, an encouraging song,” said Hardison, a music teacher at Cardinal Shehan for more than two decades. Continue reading
He contained so much art and vision as to be a scene unto himself. Then he faded from view.
After alienating lovers and collaborators alike, Eastman was evicted from his apartment in the mid-’80s. Most of his scores were bagged and carted away—eventually lost to history. Details from his homeless period are sketchy (or contested), but it’s generally agreed that he lived in Tompkins Square Park and also suffered from some form of addiction. After he died, alone in a Buffalo hospital at age 49, it took eight months for an obituary to be published. Continue reading
No more lying friends
Wanting tragic ends
Though they do pretend
They won’t go when I go
Sylvester was San Francisco’s biggest star and Cowley’s muse – a larger-than-life presence around town, dressed to the nines and often carrying multiple shopping bags as he walked down Castro Street. Cowley most famously worked with Sylvester on the ecstatic mega-hit You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) and was a pioneer of the genre known as hi-NRG, a relentlessly uptempo variant of disco that gained serious traction, especially in the UK and Europe.
Infographic Reveals David Bowie’s Most-Used Words
“If you missed Grace Jones, you fucked up. I don’t care if you were somewhere else and finally connected with the love of your life; if you weren’t at Grace Jones, you fucked up.” – James Murphy, during LCD Soundsystem’s upstaged headlining performance