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Wednesday 15 July 2009

Gay pride? Gay FAIL!

It's not often I say that gays fail at life, but in this case, they do.

Think of a gay pride parade: fun, energetic, colourful and, of course, super-duper GAY! So then why on earth did the organizers come up with the stupid idea to put every bloody pride celebration on a SATURDAY?!!?

Now I understand that many are only free on Saturdays because of work or study committments etc, but this is not the case for me. For me, Saturday is my most hectic day, as I have to work from 9.30am until 8.45pm. You may be thinking 'Just get the day off!' But in my profession, that is easier said than done. You see I'm the head of tap at a large dance school where I live, and I can't full well adjust the whole timetable just to suit my needs.

I'm not actually a fan of my job - it's inflexible and means I have to deal with children all the time (which I am not a fan of, by the way) - so maybe just this once the organizers of pride could put their festivities on a weekday. Just maybe?

I'm guessing this will never happen, but it makes me sad because I've only ever been to pride once, and that was on holiday in London. It was amazing, needless to say, which just makes it worse that I've never had the opportunity to go again.

NOTE: Changed my mind, gays don't fail at life. I've decided there are probably some heterosexual organizers who are out to get me putting a spanner in the works. HETEROSEXUALS, YOU FAIL AT LIFE!!

Friday 10 July 2009

I'll give you a REAL playlist, iTunes.

When I realized what a crappy 'Gay Pride: Girls' playlist iTunes had included in their store, I was super confused: no gay lady would consider the majority of these songs worth listening to, or in fact, gay related at all. ( recently blogged about this, but I thought I'd create my own.)
Some songs on the iTunes list include:

'I Kissed a Girl' by Katy Perry - of course! All lesbians 'hope their boyfriend won't mind it'.
'All The Things She Said' by t.A.T.u - yet another fake couple who pretend to be gay for publicity.
'2 Become 1' by Spice Girls - What this song has to do with lesbians I don't know.

Some songs I can forgive them for are 'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan, 'Constant Craving' by k.d. Lang and 'Help Me' by Joni Mitchell. There are others, however, that just don't tickle my fancy.

I'm sure all you lesbians are shuddering at the iTunes list right now too, and all this raises a simple solution: GET SOME DAMN LESBIAN EMPLOYEES! Maybe then, we'd have a decent playlist listen to.

Here are the top 10 songs that would appear on my playlist (in no order):

1) Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks. (Who, by the way, didn't appear anywhere on iTunes' version!)
2) Beeline - Sky Larkin.
3) Kiss with a Fist - Florence and the Machine.
4) Poker Face - Lady GaGa. (Because yes, lesbians do like mainstream too, just not when it demotes homosexuality.)
5) Not Listening - Sick of Sarah.
6) Scared as F**k - An Horse.
7) Bad Education - Tilly and the Wall.
8) I U She - Peaches.
9) Back In Your Head - Tegan & Sara. (I agree with AfterEllen on this one!)
10) These Dreams - Heart.

Granted, you may not have heard some of these songs, but if you've been to gay pride recently, these are the sorts of songs being played. And I love it!

If you haven't heard them, download them! They're better songs than iTunes' drivel!