By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
By Steve Weinstein
SYNOPSIS: Your host LD Beghtol chats with Matador recording artist Jennifer OConnor about: being gay and out in the industry (big fucking deal!), how most "gay music" is boring (about which more later), and a bit about messy relationships and how they fall apart; does the winner take it all, really? Musicsome made by gays, some possibly made for gays, some neither but nonetheless beloved by big ol' fags like your Uncle LDis presented for your listening pleasure. The emphasis this week is on pop of the classic sort, but with a very special twist. But be warned: There's nary an angsty folk protest song or drag empowerment anthem to be heard here, though avoiding "dance music" was simply impossible. They say it's in our genes, right?
Anyway, drop in again next week for Part Two of "Nostalgia=Death," where music of a more experimental bent will be heard, made by the likes of the Soft Pink Truth, Aluminum Group, BLK w/ BEAR, Kid Congo Powers and the Dead Betties. But remember: No divas allowed!
HB1 PLAYLIST"Her Story" by Flying Lizards (excerpt)
"I Don't Believe You" by the Magnetic Fields
CHICKFACTOR MIXTAPE 1 (Enchanté 2002)
Please do not adjust your dialsthis track's wobbly start is intentional. And showtune queens, please note Mr Merritts sly reference to THE FANTASTICKS.