(Wherein the author steers his fears and beers with queers.)

Posted by Job O Brother, June 7, 2012 10:11am | Post a Comment

Um... eek.

This weekend, Los Angeles celebrates its main Gay Pride festival and I plan on being there. This may not seem like a stunning “news flash” to many of you, dear readers, but those who know me well know that I have a phobia of parades and balloons, I will not wait anything over 10 minutes for a table at any restaurant no matter how piquant their comestibles, nor will I eat standing up (and certainly not in a crowd!) and I’m allergic to most forms of fun – all of these are features of such events (or so I'm told).

But here’s another fact about me: I’ve never participated in any Pride activities in any city, any year, ever – and that strikes me as, well… queer. So this is the year I’m remedy it. I'm coming out! (...of my safe and cozy home.)

I need to go buy bottles of water and sun-block with an SPF of pi, but before I do, I wanted to get some mood music from our rich, LGBT heritage (see below). Beats make me braver!

And if you plan on coming to LA’s Pride, look for me. I’ll undoubtedly be cowering in some dark corner, terrified of everything, but doing it with a rad attitude.


Few things signal fun like the sounds of The B-52's escaping speakers. Instant party.
Discover your roots, electro-clash lovers: check out Patrick Cowley (may he rest in peace).
As irreverent as it is catchy, this album from Electric Six is pretty effing fun.
One of Stephin Merritt's many bands, Future Bible Heroes is sweet synth-pop for the cynical.
Grace Jones. If you have to ask, you'll never know.
Cyndi Lauper has long been an advocate of equal rights and righteous parties.
Plus much, much, so much more available at any one of our three retail stores!

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