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One of the earliest MTV that I had found in the net that was linked to gay themes. Not pretty sure the translation of the title but I read somewhere it meant something like 'It's A Good Day For Bombing.'

This is a MUST watch gay MTV. : )

My favorite French actor, Jeremy Elkaim, returned in a gay short film. If my counting is right, this is his third portray as a gay guy. I cannot find much detail about this gay film, but it is produced by Francois Ozon. Also starred Sebastien Charles, as the gay guy who is teaching gay sex to Jeremy's character. The short film ends with Jeremy allowing Sebastien to kiss him.

I became a fan of Terence when he released his debut album. That album Hardline remained my top favorite until now. When his second album Neither Fish Nor Flesh (1989) popped up, the title Billy Don't Fall held my attention. I was suspicious of the song. Checking the lyrics, I was happy that I was right. Billy was a gay song - about Terence saying that although he befriends gay Billy, he is asking Billy not to fall for him.

Billy was a young boy
Who's fate did decree
That he would like only other boys
So being with a boy came to him naturally
Billy was a green boy
His thoughts so naive
He wondered why he was so victimised
And his fear brought him close to me suddenly

But

Billy my friend
Don't fall in love with me
I'm not that kind of guy
But I'll stand by your side
If you need me to be

But

Billy my friend
Don't fall in love with me
Though it can't be wrong to be
To be what you are

Billy was a sick boy
His life fading to grey
He tried to grab for straws of family
But his loved ones turned young Billy away
Billy died a young man
His face to the wind
And of the things I regret the most
Was seeing how hate and fear killed a friend

But

Billy my friend
Don't fall in love with me
I'm not that kind of guy
But I'll stand by your side
If you need me to be

But

Billy my friend
Don't fall in love with me
Though it can't be wrong to be
To be what you are

I just love French films. Especially when it deals with love and sex. They are not stingy on the skin scenes, and at last, I see Louis Garrel in a proper gay scenes, instead of a homo subtext scenes.

Les Chansons D'Amour is a musical film, that deals with the life of Ismael and his affairs with the people around him. It was directed and written by Christophe Honoré. The fun for the shallow me starts halfway through this film - when cute Erwann (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet) was introduced. Ismael (Louis Garrel) was staying overnight at Erwann's place. And Erwann was infatuated. Who can blame him? We were infatuated by Louis since The Dreamers (2003) and Ma Mere (2004), where in both films, we were denied of our pleasure for a good gay scene.

Erwann and Ismael make a cute gay couple, except that Erwann has to work hard to get Ismael's affection. Ismael has just lost his girlfriend. One thing leads to another, and they kiss. It was heaven for me to see they two locking lips.

But it is not a smooth journey for both. When Ismael is caught in bed with Erwann, his guilt keeps him away from Erwann.

I am happy to see a film that starts not with gay theme, but ends with a happy one. : )

Awards:
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2007 - Won Best Director
Cannes Film Festival 2007 - Nominated for Golden Palm (Christophe Honoré)
César Awards, France 2008 - Won Best Music Written for a Film
- Nominated Best Sound
- Most Promising Actor Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
- Most Promising Actress Clotilde Hesme
Étoiles d'Or 2008 - Won Best Composer

Link: IMDB

Scared of coming out? Try this. This gay ad teaches you funny.

Directed by Todd Stephens and written by Tim Kaltenecker, this fun gay themed teenage film, Another Gay Movie, talks about 4 young friends who are eager to lose their virginities. Andy, Jarod, Griff and sissy (and major turned-off) Nico are 4 teenage gay guys who have their shares of gay experiences, except for the big A. Vowing to lose that before the summer ends, they go out in search for the man.

This funny gay film mixes its story with spoof scenes from American Pie (that pie scene), Get Real (the toilet scene), Edge of Seventeen (the piano scene), Broken Hearts Club (the baseball scene) and QAF USA (that Debbie thing). And it is a feel good movie, with no pretense to be a heavy drama and moral preaching. It is silly in a good way, while promises a lot of skin scenes (thank God!).

The eye candies here are Andy (Michael Corbonaro) who has the hots for his school teacher, Jarod (Jonathan Chase) who is too concious about his size and Griff (Mitch Morris) who secretly has this crush for Jarod. The irritating character is Nico, as well as Muffler and the guest star Survivor's Richard Hatch.

So, Andy does not score nicely with his Mr Puckov. He gets his 'TWO' happy endings. Jarod found his true love. Griff gets his wish. And Nico gets his 'daddy'.

And we get a sequel. Without the original actors, except for the one who is acting as Nico. Bummer.

But still, a sequel is better than nothing. : )

It is a good movie to own and watch over and over again. I think I have seen this movie 5 times now. :p

Box Office: $654,132
Awards:
Golden Trailer Awards (2007) - Nominated Trashiest
L.A. Outfest (2006) - Won Grand Jury Award Best Actor in a Feature Film and Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film (Michael Carbonaro)

Link: IMDB

There's a story about this gay ad - which was used by Norwegian Gay Youth Helpline. A beautiful ad. I noticed a short post to this and add it in here.

It's a Norwegian public service announcement for gay teens. It says "You don't need to be so tough". Except that the commercial's author agrees with me more....
I wrote this commercial years ago with three others as a part of an advertising workshop/competition. It didn't win, but was picked up by the Norwegian company Screenquest and filmed as a commercial for a gay youth helpline. When finishing the film I was called in to write a tagline. A more correct translation would be "You don't need to be *that* tough". Morten Daae, Norway

These few weeks have been fun for me as in finding and discovering unique songs. I have been searching online for songs that are closely related with gays. I was interested to find any male cover versions of I'm Coming Out and Let's Hear It For The Boys, because I personally think that those would make the songs totally gay songs. I did not find any. However, from the website secondhandsongs.com, I found that there was a male version of the ever famous Girls Just Want To Have Fun, called Boys Just Want To Have Sex, and I was lucky to find an extended version limited offer time period online. Of course this song is not gay. Unlike the next find.

Further searching brought me to this true male gay song - a true male version to Girls Just Want To Have Fun, which is called Boys Just Wanna Have Fun. Look at the lyrics. And it is by the gay artist Ivry Lider. The version I did find in Imeem is one that is remixed by Offer Nissim. This is marvelous. Superb find! : )

Always fall in love with a beautiful boys,
Beautiful boys
Boys just wanna have fun
Beautiful boys
Boys just wanna have fun

I come home in the morning light,
My mother says:
When you gonna live your life right?
Oh mother dear,
We're not the fortunate ones
And boys just wanna have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night,
My father yells:
What you gonna do with your life?
Oh daddy dear,
You know you're still number one
And boys just wanna have fun
Boys just wanna have fun

Always falling with a beautiful boy
It takes a beautiful boy
Because always have to beautiful boy
It takes a beautiful boy
It takes a beautiful boy
Because always have to beautiful boy
It takes a beautiful boy

I come home in the morning light,
My mother says:
When you gonna live your life right?
Oh mother dear,
We're not the fortunate ones
And boys just wanna have fun
The phone rings in the middle of the night,
My father yells:
What you gonna do with your life?
Oh daddy dear,
You know you're still number one
And boys just wanna have fun
Beautiful boys
Boys just wanna have fun

Josie and the Pussycats are that famous cartoon characters brought to film. The reason I am mentioning them is because of the gay song they sing - Johnny Are You Queer?

Johnny was the deal boy, is your love for real boy?
When the lights are low, you never hold me close.

And I saw you today boy, walking with a gay boy.
And it hurt me so, now I gotta know.
Johnny are you queer?

Cuz when I see you, dancing with your friends.
I can't help wonderin', where I stand.

I'm so afraid I'll lose you, if I can't seduce you.
Is there something wrong?
Johnny come on strong.

Why are you so weird boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
In the make up date, you're pushing me away.
Johnny are you queer?

Cuz when I see you, dancing with your friends.
I can't help wonderin', where I stand.

Johnny you're forsaken, for the love you could be taken.
I wanna give it to you, but you never come through.

Why are you so weird boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
When you asked for a date,
I thought that you were straight.
But Johnny are you queer?

(Music) (Clapping)

Johnny are you queer boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
(Hey Johnny...Johnny are you... you know...qqquuueeerrr)
JOHNNY are you queer boy?
JOHNNY are you queer boy?
JOHNNY are you queer boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
Johnny are you queer boy?
Johnny.

To this question, I just wanna say yes.

A short film with a twist to the ending. When two gay guys hang out at a local club, there is a danger lurking in their night out, and we are not talking about unsafe sex nor AIDS.

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Director : Chuck Griffith
Written : Chuck Griffith
Casts :
Craig Burke as Brooke
Patrick Bergeron
as Andre
Scott Burkhardt
as Jake
Kevin Thomas Garcia
as Waiter
Brian Meegan
as Drug Dealer
Matthew Sandager
as Pretty boy
Donald Tucker
as Bartender

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And I thought that Jet Boy, Jet Girl was the only naughty gay song there was out there... hehehe... Take a look at the lyrics of this song - Give It Up, by the gay DJ Kevin Aviance. I find this song catchy and good to dance to. And yes, it blows me... away. This is taken from his 2004 album - Entity.


I'm like a drug that will make you go crazy

it's like a candy that I know you'll find tasty
Chocolate love
Good to the last drop
Can't get enough
Know you can't stop

Daddy you can flip me dip me
Know just when to lick me
Anytime of the day
I'm like cotton candy baby
You know I can be handy
But I wont melt away
So give it up

I know you like it
You'll get addicted fast
Until you try it
Cause I am shakin'

And turn the music up
While you blow me
Blow me away

Baby we can do it
We can do it right now
Do it all night
Rock it

I got this creamy vanilla swirl dip for you
Get on my rocket cause I'm takin' a trip with you
Get ready to blast off all night long
You getting the message
You turn me on

Daddy you can flip me dip me
Know just when to lick me
Anytime of the day
I'm like cotton candy baby
You know I can be handy
But I wont melt away
So give it up

I know you like it
You'll get addicted fast
Until you try it
Cause I am shakin'
And turn the music up
While you blow me
Blow me away

Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang bang bang bang

Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang on the drum while I am riding you
Bang bang bang bang

You know you like it

Wikipedia said that this song, Michael, by Franz Ferdinand, reached no.17 in the UK chart. It was a song written about two guys who danced beautifully on the dance floor. Of course, when one interprets it, it is clearly gay - as in gays dancing together.

This is where I'll be
So heavenly
So come and Dance with me Michael

So Sexy, I'm sexy
So come and dance with me Michael

I'm all that you see, you wanna see
So come and dance with me Michael

So close now, so close now
So come and dance with me
So come and dance with me
So come and dance with me

Michael you're the boy with all the leather hips
Sticky hair, sticky hips stubble on my sticky lips
Michael you're the only one I ever want only one I ever want only one I ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor
Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance-whore
Michael waiting on a Silver platter now
And nothing matters now

This is what I am I am a man so come and dance with me Michael

So strong now it's strong now
So come and dance with me Michael

I'm all that you'll be you'll ever see
So come and dance with me Michael

So close now. You're close now
Come and dance with me come and dance with me
So come and dance with me!


Michael you're the boy with the leather hips
Sticky hair sticky lips stubble on my sticky hips

Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor
Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance whore

Michael waiting on a silver platter now
And nothing matters now!
Nothing matters now nothing matters now and nothing matters now

Michael you're the boy with the leather hips
Sticky hair sticky lips stubble on my sticky lips
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor

Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael waiting on a silver platter now...
And nothing matters now!

Two Friends. One Misunderstanding.

I like gay short films. They are not demanding. You only need to sit through several minutes to see what the director wants to tell you. And Youtube is full of such good collection.

I am going to start with this one good short film - named I'm Not Gay. Directed by Adam Paul and Andy Lerner, this short film just plays around with the humor of straight guys who are mistaken for gays, and continues to fail to convince all that they are.. not gay. Even the gay community is hooked on every word they are saying.

A delightful film.

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Director : Adam Paul and Andy Lerner
Written : Adam Paul and Adam Silverstein
Casts :
Adam Paul as Jamie
Adam Silverstein as Robin

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Link : IMDB


Remember that cute boy who strumming his guitar, singing the divine song Soda Shop, in the film Shortbus? Well, he was the 3rd party in the threesome gay sex scene in the film. Well, that cutie Jay Brannan, minus his cute hair, has been crooning songs and they are all available online. And he has this one song named Ever After Happily. More of a story about a boy lover who walks away from another boy. Perhaps the fairy tale love world is only for the straights. Sad, eh?

The smell of a candle
Freshly blown out
The light of the clock
Shines on my skin
Like a sickly green moonlight
On a pale white day’s decay
I try to wipe you from my memory
But your face won’t fade away

Another boy kissed me today
I laughed in his mouth
It’s not funny that I’m not kissing you
I’m not laughing because we fell through
It’s the stories they told us when we were younger about life and love
How our happiness lies in the hands of another
Who’d fly in on the wings of a dove

[Chorus]
Well that’s the way the fairy tale goes
Boy meets girl and they wed with roses
But that’s not the way it seems to be
And I’m pissed that they lied to me
Cuz boy meets boy and boy runs away
Or girl meets girl and she’s afraid to stay
We end up home alone watching court tv
Not living ever after happily

You’re right
You are prince charming
Onto the next princess when he’s bored with the last
He’s the hero of every story
He’s got his chapter in every girl’s book
He walks away with all the honor and glory
But I wonder what else he took

Goodbye, prince charming
And drown sleeping beauty
Shove Cinderella’s slipper where the sun don’t shine
Toss the little mermaid back out to sea
Cuz the fairy godmother had to perform another abortion today
And the seven dwarfs live in the forest, of course, cuz they were driven away
But this part of the story could spark a cultural rage
So at the sound of the tone we just turn the page

[Chorus]

Starting today
We’ll tell the story my way
The king of imperfection
Takes back the prince of mistakes

Found an old posting of mine, and since that I have yet many other items to post up, I thought I'd like to share this one here...

Proud to say, I have finished reading another novel.
Embarrassingly, I have to admit that it is a novel meant for teenagers, but hey, I feel young. So, I should be allowed to read, right? Anyway, my credit card bill said so, since that I paid for it.

Just completed reading Boy Meet Boys - a nicely written story on Paul, who is going through high school romance, with a newfound boyfriend - Noah. The story revolves around his daily life, with Joni, the best friend in the picture, as well as the complication brought by half-closet-in, half-closet-out ex-boyfriend, Kyle. I love the way the author, David Levithan, played with the dialogues. Wonderfully written, and light to read.

Anyway, this is my 3rd light guilty pleasure, since my last 2 novels reading - Rainbow Boys and Rainbow High, which was written by Alex Sanchez. While BMB is a make-believe story world, revolving an imaginary life where gays and lesbians are accepted easily in school, Rainbow series was more realistic, in addressing the issues of phobias. In fact, biasly, I was more attracted in reading Rainbow series, coz I was hooked with the Kyle on the cover. Jason on the Rainbow Boys' cover was more appealing, but I did not like the second Jason on the Rainbow High's cover - Jason looked more like the leftover from the tv series ER, wrongly selected as a 29 year old guy, pretending to be a 19.

Anyway, I did remember rushing the pages, to know what would be happening next between Jason and Kyle, coz all those anticipation, blushes, crushes and hopes were almost identical of my experiences. I cannot say the same for BMB, but there is something pleasant in the make-believe world of BMB.

This is one of my personal favorites. Shut Up And Sleep With Me by Sin With Sebastian is a song about a gay guy who wants to sleep with his straight friend. Yummy. Even the name of the artist sounds sexy. Definitely one of the better dance songs around.

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on why don't you sleep with me

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on uh huh and sleep with me(repeat 4X.)

I love your body
Not so much I like your mind
Infact you're boring
Pretend not being of my kind
You keep on talking of some girl I don't know
When will you shut up and when will we go

You were young, you're free,
Why don't you sleep with me?(repeat 1X)

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on why don't you sleep with me

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on uh huh and sleep with me(repeat 2X)

Don't you listen to those old conventions
No try to suppress your real intentions
You're open minded, at least that's what you keep on sayin'
Don't be afraid of doing what you're best at

Shut up
Shut up
Shut up
Shut up
Shut up
Shut up
Shut up
Shut up...up...up
Shut up

and sleep with me
Come on why don't you sleep with me

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on uh huh and sleep with me(repeat 2X)

Shut up...

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on why don't you sleep with me

Shut up
and sleep with me
Come on uh huh and sleep with me(repeat 6X, fade out.)

I was speechless when I first saw that one line in the lyrics... Ooooohhh He gives me head. I didn't know that gay song can be this naughty. Okay, so, I lied. Gay songs can be naughty. But this in a lyrics? Hm.

The original Jet Boy, Jet Girl was by Elton Motello, but the version I had heard was the one by The Damned. So, I figured that I might as well place both names here. And this song was first sang in 1978??? Well... naughty times.

Can you tell what's on my mind
She's with him it's driving me wild
I'd like to hit him on the head until he's dead
The sight of blood is such a high
Ooooohhhh
He gives me head

We made it on a Ballroom Blitz
I took his arms and kissed his lips
He looked at me with such a smile my face turned red
We booked a room into the Ritz
Ooooohhhh
He gives me head

Jet boy jet girl
I'm gonna take you 'round the world
Jet boy I'm gonna make you penetrate
I'm gonna make you be a girl
Ooooohhhh
Jet boy jet girl

I know I'm only just fifteen
I like to kick I like to scream
And even if I had a kink or two in bed with him
You know it's just a dream
Ooooohhhh
He gives me head

Jet boy jet girl
I'm gonna take you 'round the world
Jet boy I'm gonna make you penetrate
I'm gonna make you be a girl
Ooooohhhh
Jet boy jet girl

The other day what a suprise
I saw him with some other guys
God he was dressed up with a girl around his neck
I could have cried with both my eyes
Ooooohhhh
He gives me head

And if and when I make it though
Or if my brain is stuck on glue
And when the world tries to foget all that I said
You know I'll still remember you
Ooooohhhh
You gave me head

Jet boy jet girl
I'm gonna take you 'round the world
Jet boy I'm gonna make you penetrate
I'm gonna make you be a girl
Ooooohhhh
Jet boy jet girl

Steamy, huh? Wikipedia has a story about this song. Click here. But do come back.

If anyone still wanna claim this song as a gay song, it is not surprising. Look at the lyrics. It is speaking of a man who is longing to be accepted and wanted to be loved. And since that the lead singer Morrissey was reputed to be gay, it makes a perfect fit that How Soon Is Now, from the album Hatful of Hollow (1984), is a song that cries out the longing of a gay man for love.

I am the son
and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am Human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son
and the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and the heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am Human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

There's a club, if you'd like to go
You could meet somebody who really loves you
So you go, and you stand on your own
And you leave on your own
And you go home
And you cry
And you want to die

When you say it's gonna happen now,
Well, when exactly do you mean?
See I've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone

I am Human And I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

It reached no.24 in the UK chart. And look! I did find this song in Youtube.

I seriously need to balance the yang of the previous blog. I choose this ying. Nothing can be gay-er than Nancy Sinatra's song.

Unless they are songs by Julie Andrews. Or Judy Garland. Or Barbra Streisand.

No, I am not posting up 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' lyrics. I am talking about Another Gay Sunshine Day by the supreme Nancy, which was included in the Another Gay Movie soundtrack, featured in that film, of course.

Welcome to our soiree
Flaming hot pink bouquets
New rainbow Milky Way
Come out and play

Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day

Chickens will dance with bears
Wolves prance and dance on air
Reach out and take me there
Come out and play

Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day

New sun's rising
New day's a-coming
Darkness breaking
Let's get the ground quaking (let's go)
Heads are bobbing (that’s right)
Legs are flip-flopping (Uh-huh)
Booties shaking
Let's get the ground quaking
It's alright, it's okay another gay sunshine day

Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day
Another gay
Another gay
Another gay sunshine day

I came across Gay Boys in Bondage from the album Sexplosive Locomotive, where the lyrics was good enough to put me off.. But since that this blog is trying to compile all the songs related to the gays, I am including it here.. I may regret it later. It's just too gross. It's metal punk group - Punish Yourself. What can we expect?

Burn my right eye
Burn my left eye
Burn my third eye
Burn my eyes

Gay Boys In bondage
Gay Boys In bondage
I wanna be
Gay Boys In bondage
Gay Boys In bondage
I wanna be

Burn my right eye
Burn my left eye
Burn my third eye
Burn my fourth eye
Burn my eyes

Gay Boys In bondage
Gay Boys In bondage
I wanna be
Gay Boys In bondage
Gay Boys In bondage
I wanna be

I don't even want to talk about it anymore. Zip.

Mika blasted in the music scene, with a voice in Grace Kelly that was so high in pitch, people were questioning. And then, his album - Life in Cartoon Motion (2007), offered this track too, Billy Brown. But singing a song about a married man with a gay affair does not mean that Mika is gay. Neither does it help that he is not denying it. Hmmm...

Oh Billy Brown had lived an ordinary life.
Two kids, a dog, and a cautionary wife.
While it was all going according to plan
Then Billy Brown fell in love with another man.
He met his lover almost every single day
Making excuses for his dodgy holiday
(Unto religion that he said and duty found
They didn't know his faith was earthly bound)

Brown...Oh Billy Brown.
Don't let the stars get you down.
Don't let the waves let you drown.
Brown...Oh Billy Brown.
Gonna pick you up like a paper cup.
Gonna shake the water out of every nook.
Oh Billy Brown.

Oh Billy Brown needed a place, somewhere to go.
He found an island off the coast of Mexico
Leaving his lover and his family behind.
Oh Billy Brown needed to find some peace of mind.
And on his journey and his travels on the way,
He met a girlie who was brave enough to say,
When they made love he shared the burden of his mind.
Oh Billy Brown you are a victim of the times.

Brown...Oh Billy Brown.
Don't let the stars get you down.
Don't let the waves let you drown.
Brown...Oh Billy Brown.
Gonna pick you up like a paper cup.
Gonna shake the water out of every nook.
Oh Billy Brown.
Brown...Oh Billy Brown.
Gonna pick you up like a paper cup.
Gonna shake the water out of every nook.
Oh Billy Brown.

Oh Billy Brown had lived an ordinary life.
Two kids, a dog, and a cautionary wife.
While it was all going according to plan
Then Billy Brown fell in love with another man.

This was the talk-about song when Scissor Sisters first burst into the scene. Take Your Mama from the self-titled album Scissor Sisters (2004) is about coming out to your mother by bringing your mother to a gay club. Cool, huh?

When you grow up
Livin' like a good boy oughta
And your mama
Takes a shine to her best son
Something different
All the girls they seem to like you
Cause you're handsome
Like to talk and a whole lot of fun

But now your girl's gone a missin'
And your house has got an empty bed
The folks'll wonder 'bout the wedding
They won't listen to a word you said

[Chorus]
Gonna take your mama out all night
Yeah we'll show her what it's all about
We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne
We'll let the good times all roll out
And if the music ain't good, well it's just too bad
We're gonna sing along no matter what
Because the dancers don't mind at the New Orleans
If you tip 'em and they make a cut

Do it
Take your mama out all night
So she'll have no doubt
That we're doing oh the best we can
We're gonna do it
Take your mama out all night
You can stay up late
'cause baby you're a full grown man

It's a struggle
Livin' like a good boy oughta
In the summer
Watchin' all the girls pass by
When your mama
Heard the way that you'd been talking
I tried to tell you
That all she'd wanna do is cry

Now we end up takin' the long way home
Lookin' overdressed wearin' buckets of stale cologne
It's so hard to see streets on a country road
When your glasses in the garbage
And your Continental's just got towed

It peaked at No.17 in the UK and reached No.2 in France, Argentina and Denmark.

From the album Release (2002), Pet Shop Boys released another song that was relatively more open to the gay thoughts and love life. Is The Night I Fell in Love a one-night-stand song?

I was backstage
couldn't believe my luck was in
I saw him approach
wearing a most approachable grin
When he said hello
I was surprised he spoke so politely
I said I'd liked his show
Well he just smiled
I guess it happens nightly
and so
I fell in love

We went to his room
he had a video camera
I was so nervous
I had to try hard not to stammer
He said
'I'm glad you liked the show
that crowd was dope out there tonight, alright
You wanna see some more?
Well be my guest
You can have a private performance'
I'd fallen in love

I didn't ask why
though he seemed like such a regular guy
he said we could be
secret lovers
just him and me
Then he joked
'Hey, man!
Your name isn't Stan, is it?
We should be together!'
And he was passionate
I guess I would rate
him a nine out of ten
by then
I'd fallen in love

When I asked
why have I heard so much
about him being charged
with homophobia and stuff
he just shrugged

Next morning we woke
he couldn't have been a nicer bloke
Over breakfast made jokes
about Dre and his homies and folks
Neither of us asked if or when
we would see each other again
but I thought that was cool
'cause Iwas already late for school
by then
I'd fallen in love

Nightlife (1999) was the first album I could detect a clear cut gay song offering from the gay group Pet Shop Boys. There were several songs from their previous albums that could be related to the gay life, but the connection was not that obvious. They were more like closeted songs. But In Denial from Nightlife was different. It spelled out the word gay.

And In Denial did get a help from Kylie Minogue, a rising gay icon.

[Father:]
In denial, no
my life's a trial
I'm not denying
that every little bit hurts
It's a problem
that I'm not solving
Don't mind admitting
I feel like quitting this job
for a while, getting away
before it gets any worse today

[Daughter:]
You're in denial
and that is final
You're not admitting
you should be quitting all these
queens and fairies
and muscle Marys
the rough trade boyfriend
who in his pathetic own way
denies he's gay
Why can't you see?
This is a fantasy world

[Father:]
Think I'm going mad
How d'you know if you're going mad?

[Daughter:]
Look at me I'm lonely

[Father:]
Look at me I'm sad

I'm not denying
I could be trying
a little harder
to deal with some of this stuff

[Daughter:]
Know what I'm thinking?
Less drugs and drinking
No cigarettes and you'd feel
a little less rough

[Father:]
Is that enough?
My life is absurd, I'm living it upside down
like a vampire, working at night, sleeping all day
A dad with a girl who knows he's gay

[Daughter:]
Can you love me anyway?

ABBA is camp. Anything that ABBA sings is camp. Gays love ABBA. Well, not all. But still...

So, imagine a male lead vocal sings Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight). ABBA i\was good. But Erasure did the song justice. And so now, a campy song that talks about longing for a man in the night is crooned no longer in a female voice, but by a male. Hmmm.... This track appeared as the B-side of Erasure's single Oh L'amour (1985).

Half past twelve and I'm watching the late show in my flat all alone
How I hate to spend the evening on my own
Autumn winds blowing outside the window as I look around the room
And it makes me so depressed to see the gloom

There's not a soul out there
No-one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Movie stars find the end of the rainbow with a fortune to win
It's so different from the world I'm living in
Tired of T.V. I open the window and I gaze into the night
But there's nothing there to see, no-one in sight

There's not a soul out there
No-one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight (Midnight)
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight (Midnight)
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Gimme
Gimme, gimme
Gimme
Gimme, gimme

There's not a soul out there
No-one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight (Midnight)
Take me through the darkness to the break of the day
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight (Midnight)
Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away

Gimme
Gimme, gimme
Gimme
Gimme, gimme
Gimme
Gimme, gimme
Gimme
Gimme, gimme

Okay.. if anyone can give me help with this, it would be great. Apparently there is this gay MTV from Taiwan - where the two handsome brothers (Anthony and Angus) acted as two gay guys in love. I have no idea what the title of the song is (edited: I think it's called Shao Le), nor do I know the name of the group (edited: 2Moro). But they are so cute.

C.U.T.E. cute.

When I checked the list of recommended gay teen novels in Amazon, one name that kept popping up was The Year of Ice. After going through some difficulties, I am now a proud owner of the book.

The book is different from other gay teen novels that I have come across. The depth of the book is not about the boy facing his discovered gay orientation and his infatuation with a boy of his liking. Kevin Doyle is an 18 year old boy who has already accepted his sexual orientation, in secrecy. His companion is his bolster-Jon, where he pours his heart to, when he retires to bed. Jon, because that is the name of the school friend whom Kevin wishes is his lover. But Jon is straight. Way too straight that it saddens Kevin to admire Jon in secrecy.

The book however deals not with Kevin-Jon, but with Kevin with his child-like father, protective aunt, the girl who is infatuated with him and the women who want a piece of his dad. In dealing with life after his mother's passing away, Kevin is forced to balance and tolerate with the people who care for him, and watch people he crazy about, slip away.

This is not a gay romance novel. It is a book about a boy, who happens to be gay, growing up. Brian Malloy has penned a winner here. A light and interesting read.

Drawing Blood offered something different. Romance, but in a Gothic way. There were careful description of events and places, and then, there was the passion. I was hooked by what the author was offering, page by page.

Granted, it was not a normal pace to end the story. In fact, I was horrified to continue reading, fearing an ending that I could not accept between the two young handsome characters - Zach and Trevor, the unlikely lovers. One is a computer genius on the run from the law. The other is a drawing artist, running back to face his past. Trevor's mother and brother were brutally murdered by his father, who killed himself eventually. Trevor went back to the house where his nightmare began.

But then again, this book was not without flaws of its own. I am not familiar with the author's writings, but I am familiar with ghost and horror stories. So, I did expect more. There was a middle chapter that spooked me, and I had wished for more.

Still, I am glad to add this book into my collection.

This book made me a fan of Bart Yates. Once I got myself started on this book, I could not put it down. I was curious. I was hooked. I just needed to complete reading the whole book so that I would know the fates of Nathan and Tommy Bishops. I needed to know how their frustration and lust turned their life around, or turned their life upside down.

Nathan is gay. So is Tommy. Talk about finding a family where both the sons are gays. Nathan lived comfortably with his past - the ghost of his father's ungentle love continues to haunt him. Tommy was the one who had the easier way out. He moved away. Nathan's life was as peaceful as it was expected to be in a dead town.. until Tommy showed up with his new hunky boyfriend and a straight couple, Kyle and Camille. It was not easy for Nathan to deal with 4 in his quiet life, and the situation was made worse with Simon, his student who suddenly took interest in Nathan - but to find comfort in Tommy eventually. Kyle left Camille frustrated when he became infatuated with Nathan.

One thing led to another, and the gay love and gay lives of these guys revolved the unsettled issues of Nathan and Tommy with their dead father.

I giggled at the funny moments that Bart Yates managed to pen masterfully into his story-telling. At the same time too, I was fascinated by these fictional characters that seemed to have real lives within the paper pages that I held in my hands. I only wish that I could say that I was totally in love with the ending.

Still, this The Brothers Bishop is an easy 5-Star.

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