So fiercely queer and gender confused.

Someone wrote…

I just realized that the songs I write are so fiercely queer and gender confused, that I don’t know if I could go busking and make money, instead of just a few odd looks. And it makes me kind of sad.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 26th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 7 comments »

7 Responses to “So fiercely queer and gender confused.”

  1. Jessica

    I never knew the word busking before. We all have compromises we’re prepared to make with the world and others where we are prepared to be contentious. It’s nothing to be really sad about, it’s just the way the world happens to work. If you don’t let your compromises harm you, you won’t need to be sad about them.


  2. Avery

    Check out the duet Coyote Grace (they were featured here a while back.) Their music is also very very queer and they got their start Busking. Also, they are fantastic.


  3. kendall

    try to find a more open minded neighbourhood in your area, a down to earth queer friendly hippie zone, that appreciates that kind of performance art, also sometimes its clearly about some kind of subject matter to the artist but subtle for everyone else, tegan and sara are more obscure with who they write love songs about, and then theres shirley manson with queer and androgyny.. depends which route you take, but if you’re good [I mean, if you enjoy yourself] thats what should matter


  4. Ebenezer

    I should rather like to hear them.

    Aside from that, my advice would be to try it and see how it goes. If it doesn’t go well, try elsewhere. Just as long as you enjoy it.


  5. Nick

    There is defenitely room for queer voices in music. And it sells. From our beloved Coyote Grace to Lady Gaga, queer is popular.


  6. Anonymous

    I live in a pretty big city, and now it’s starting to get nice out, the street performers are out in full force. As much as I appreciate them, I usually don’t have the money to show it (stupid economy). But if I catch a wiff of queer in their act, I always dig a little deeper in my pockets, just because I know how hard it is to be a queer performer. We look out for our own. Don’t be suprised if you set out your hat and encounter a couple of generous patrons of the queer arts.


  7. Anonymous

    Pretty sure you would have the support of every individual on here….and many more.


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