Gay City

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Hey guys! I put this week's update off a couple days because I didn't want a MASSIVE gap between this one and the next one--I'm going to be in Chicago from Friday to next Thursday, so updates will be flaky. But you should be used to it by now, right? On a brighter note, I love this week's songs! They were all written by actual queers and they offer some interesting perspectives, I think.

Have you guys heard the new Kele tracks? Dirty synths ahoy! (An aside: I love SoundCloud, because the streaming is way more reliable on my slow connection than Myspace or Lastfm. All you budding musicians who care about my opinion, please make a note of this.) I'm most intrigued by the enormous biceps he's grown lately, which I noticed at the same time as he officially came out. I'm sure there's no correlation between biceps and gayness, but if there is... I'm watching you, Reznor.

The date for the new Scissor Sisters album is June 28. The first single comes out a week before that, I think, but finding a few tracks via Hype Machine shouldn't be any trouble right now.

So that's what I'll be buying in the next two months! There've been tons of album releases so far this year, though; which ones did you enjoy the most?
Gay City

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Heyyy, what a nice assortment of tunes in this update! We got some boy-on-boy and girl-on-girl and trans angst and oh, what's this!? AN REM SONG? WHY, YES. Now I guess we just need to hold out for Jarvis Cocker to record something actually bent.

How are you guys? What's getting you excited this week?
Gay City

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HEY! HOLY CRAP! LOOK WHAT I DID! I MADE HTML HAPPEN! Four new songs!

1) It's really hard to get back into routines when you abandon them, and in the future, I will try not to do that.

2) Look, new decade!

3) Sometime soon, I should have another gender-bent covers list, because I have a few I'm pretty excited about. Also, another song for my gender-bent wishlist: "Poker Face." Come on, it'd be so good.
Gay City

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HEY GUYS!

Had a nice time in London. Suede was amazing; Suede fans were old and greasy. I got home a week ago, but Queerics updates were waylaid by jet lag, trans-Atlantic plague, and a lack of songs to update with. (Well, I have them, but they're shit.) We will hopefully have better luck this week. In the meantime, March was a great month for totally unshocking revelations of homosexuality:

1) Kele Okereke is apparently Actually Gay. Not major news, since he hasn't actually been in the closet for years, but previously he wasn't out as anything in particular.

2) Ricky Martin, who I've been checking up on once a year to see if he's come out and/or done anything crazy and culty. (He just seems like the kind of former celebrity who'd become a Scientologist or something.) There we go! In the past he's been like "IF I WERE GAY, WOULDN'T I JUST ADMIT IT?!" I guess not, Ricky.

3) Sean Hayes. I had no freaking idea he wasn't out. Hey, all three of these dudes were raised Catholic!

4) Unexpected bonus: Anna Paquin is bisexual?

So yeah! Regular service will resume sometime in the near future.
Gay City

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Speaking of middle-aged Englishmen who say stupid things to the press, there won't be updates for the next two weeks because I'm going to London to see Suede. And do some other stuff. My plan is to be too busy looking at century-old medical implements and trying to give a sock monkey to Chris Corner to futz around with all that Queerics HTML, but I'll still be reachable on the internets. I might just linkdump here if I get submissions while I'm away.

Seriously, though, I'm excited about that Oasis song! Queerics had an Oasis-shaped hole.

... Hey Noel, Liam wants to fill your Oasis-shaped hole!

Oh, I've disgusted myself.
Gay City

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http://chesh.lmfao.org.uk/queerics

Guess how many new songs! No, really, guess! Yeah, that's right!

I've had a pretty good week. Among other (uh, more significant) things, the other day I was in the mall and I saw a teenage Noel Fielding lookalike shopping with his dad. It still makes me smile every time I think about it, and I can't imagine a more appreciative audience for it than you guys.

If I were more awesome, I'd try to get an extra up for you next week--some covers or something--but my internet has been a total snothead lately, so downloading tracks is difficult. I guess we'll see.
Gay City

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Hi! Four new songs!

I still don't have any exciting music news; the past few weeks, I've been more occupied figuring out the logistics of seeing Suede in March and how the hell I'm going to, you know, pay for food. (Oh yeah, Suede's reuniting.) Do you want to just give me some money? I'm not above that. I HAVE NO PRIDE.

Who has albums coming out this year? I haven't been paying much attention, since all of my non-defunct top-tier bands shot their loads in 2009. I know the Scissor Sisters, Gavin Friday, and Kele Okereke all have things planned, but there are no dates set for any of them. Of course, what I'm actually getting at is "Who will be responsible for the first queer song of the new decade?" I think the first 2009 song to go up on the site was "Battle For The Sun," which was... kind of a bummer.
Gay City

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Hey there! Four new songs. That makes 602 on the site. Cue my usual complaints about how damn hard it is to navigate such a big, orderless list. Queerics would be massively improved by tags, I think.

Paul Grenier emailed me because he's a gay artist who'd like to have some queer fans. I found that immediately endearing, because you hear so many semi-popular queer acts moaning about how they don't want their music to be labelled as gay music because it frightens heterosexuals IT'S ACTUALLY UNIVERSAL--so, you know, I sympathize with anyone who's having the exact opposite problem. He's kind of torchy with 80s synth influences, and you can stream tons of his music on his website or download a few free tracks from MP3.com.

Speaking of new things to listen to, if you haven't checked out the Lady Week thread since it started on Friday, stop in again! People have linked to some sweet jams that you totally need to hear.