Singer-songwriter Thom Chacon has elevated his poignant Americana sound alongside that of John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark, to name but three. Like Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl ballads, Chacon's characters face hard times and desperation.
For Buckley playing a female impersonator in Drood was pivotal. Not only did she earn a tony award, the part would lead to a longstanding fascination with singing classic standards that were written for men.
"I enjoy getting out in front of the crowds every single night, I enjoy seeing their faces light up and having a good time out there and seeing the smiles on their faces. That's what gives me a thrill now, just getting up there for the live action and just performing."
It's very clever that Barbra Streisand's "new" album, Release Me opens with a song called "Being Good Isn't Good Enough", as most of this collection is material that Streisand deemed "good, but not good enough" for placement on the respective albums they were recorded for.
I couldn't handle seeing affection between men without feeling extreme lack, jealousy and envy. All it did was make me want whatever they had right now! The only way I knew to get it, and fast, was through sex.