Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?
Now, any member of the GLBT community worth their salt knows Linda Eder: you see, we still establish the Divas. Many books have been written about the cultural reasonings for this but let's just take it as fact: the GLBT community still is able to make stars.
The headline on the iPad news program was grim..."What can the President do about gas prices? Not much..." As I sat thinking about being oil company victims, I looked up. And there it was: $5.12 per gallon.
For 31 years I ran from the hatred, the anger and the bigotry I got in high school as the out gay boy. Now, I will gladly run back to try and ease that on future generations. So should you, gay or otherwise.
Vesta Williams was one of the greatest singers in R&B and music, period. And I was lucky enough to call her a friend. Her voice is now silenced but her drive and passion live on forever in her music and videos.
It's easy to forget about Katrina and New Orleans, since it was almost six years ago. But actor/comic/filmmaker Harry Shearer has not forgotten. As a part-time resident of New Orleans he's lived it from the beginning.
The BMI Pop Music Awards, while star studded, may not be handing out awards to household names unless you're one of the people that hit the "Get Info" button on the track or are an aspiring singer/songwriter.
For 37 years residents of Long Beach have started many an April day with the sound of roaring race car engines, helicopters and planes overhead and tens of thousands of people descending on the city for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
In the budget "debate" the Democrats have had it wrong all the time. They contended that the budget was no place to have an ideological debate about things like Planned Parenthood, the EPA or NPR. But that's exactly the place to have that debate.
I first found Teena in 1981, when I was a year out of high school. She was a little white girl from Venice Beach making all kinds of R&B, the first little red headed white girl to be signed by Motown Records in 1976 -- the woman that would become the Ivory Queen of Soul.
Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.