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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Where for art thou?

Has anyone else ever felt like this every time that special someone is around?

I'm guessing most of you have, and if you haven't, I can tell you now you're positively missing out.

I've always believed in love, and I've always believed that it is the sole reason why us simple, yet so complex, human beings are here, but it wasn't until right about now that I truly believed it would happen to me.

Okay, so my girlfriend (I don't mention names, because of privacy... unless that person specifically asks me to,) is the only girl I ever want. Ever. She's intelligent, funny, and not to mention 100% beautiful. It's the little things we do when we're together that make those butterflies appear: when I can feel her smiling when she kisses me; the way I could look at her all day and not feel the need to say one word... When she says thing to me like "She needn't say anything, as her pure beauty spoke out to me like a Shakespearean sonnet read aloud on a summer's day."

I could ramble on forever about how much I am in love with her and how much more I love her every single day.

Crap! You think I'm getting all gushy and Romeo & Juliet. I must leave you with something out of context...

My GOD I love potato chip sandwiches.

Oh, and the sex is great too. ;)

Friday, 9 January 2009

You learn something new every day...

I say 'every day' but I doubt that's really true... Imagine my luck when I learned two new things today!

Firstly, I learned the real defin
ition of 'pugnacious.' Which isn't really relevant to this blog... And the second thing I learned was how absent homosexual rights were in America right up until 1996.

Yes, that's correct. Gay people had NO rights whatsoever until 1996. Can you believe that?! Apparently I learned this around
4 weeks ago in my American Civil Rights class at college, but it wasn't until I was doing a spot of revising that I actually paid attention to this part. According to American law, the first act passed for gay rights was in 1996, which protected homosexuals from state discrimination, and also barred the passage of any new 'anti-discriminatory' legislation against them.

Now I hate to sound like a broken re
cord, but this makes me even more determined to abolish 'Proposition 8' in California. It is now obvious that most of the people who voted 'yes' on prop 8 were mis-informed about what it was about, and I think that if the vote was to be done again, proposition 8 would not exist.

So, without sounding like I'm nagging, please do everything you can to help the cause of prop 8, and get it over-turned once and for
all! I'm not married personally, but I know how awful it must be to be kept from marrying the person you love, and a lot of people I know who it is being prejudice against say that it really hurts to know that even their 'friends' don't want them to be happy.

Go here for advice on donating and spreading the word.

Cat On The Prowl.

As you may or may not know, I'm a HUGE fan of lesbian and bisexual site And just recently, as I've had more spare time, I've started watching more and more vlogs. (That's short for 'video blogs' if you're not so tech savvy...)

Anyway, my personal favorite vlogs over at AE are 'Brunch With Bridget', 'This Just Out With Liz Feldman' and the late 'We're Getting Nowhere', (R.I.P!) starring Dante's Cove beauty Jill Bennett.

As I've never mentioned it before, I thought I should mention the greatness of one of the latest additions to video blog family 'Cat On The Prowl.'

Hosted by the completely adorable lesbian comic Cat Davis, Cat On The Prowl is funny, clever and downright entertaining! If you've never visited AfterEllen before, I suggest you do. It's especially good for lesbian/bisexual women who are still in the closet and have no other means of expressing their thoughts on their gay lifestyles. There are even forums you can talk to other gay people in.

You should also visit Cat's MySpace at to see some of her hilarious stand-up! Cat will also be performing at Dinah Shore this April, so book your tickets early.

Here's a quick sneak-preview of some comedy from the lovely Ms. Davis. (Who also happens to be a total musical theater geek - which I dig!)

Sunday, 4 January 2009

10 Favorite Lesbian Anthems...

So there are a lot of songs that I class personally as 'lesbians anthems'. I was just wondering, would 2009 produce any more great songs loved by Sapphic ladies?

Here I've produced a list of 10 songs (in no order!) that I, along with my lesbian friends, really love. It was harder to compile this list than I thought it would be, but I got there in the end... (Thanks to my friend Rosie.) And I've been extra careful not to let any lesbian imposters slip in there...

1) Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980) - Pat Benatar.

So Pat isn't a lesbian... Doesn't mean we don't love her! With catchy lyrics, who cares?
If you like this song, you should also listen to:
  • Heartbreaker.
  • Love Is A Battlefield.
  • Shadows Of The Night.
2) Wait Another Day (2008) - Uh Huh Her.

1 lesbian. 1 possible lesbian. And that's not the best part! A relatively new band, starring The L Word's Leisha Hailey and the gorgeous Camila Grey, Uh Huh Her have charmed lesbian audiences all over the globe. They love their fans, and we love them.
Also listen to:
  • Covered.
  • Dreamer.
  • Not A Love Song.
3) Entertain (2005) - Sleater-Kinney.

Riot grrrl at it's best. There aren't really many riot bands left, but this song takes you back to the time when we were flooded with it. Great to dance to!
Also listen to:
  • One Beat.
  • All Hands On The Bad One.
  • What's Mine Is Yours.
4) Closer To Fine (1988) - Indigo Girls.

I have to say, the Indigo Girls are possibly one of my favorite lesbian bands... Ever. Their lyrics are sweet and meaningful and Closer To Fine just generally makes me happy.
Also listen to:
  • Romeo and Juliet.
  • Galileo.
  • Let It Be Me.
5) Crazy On You (1976) - Heart.

Gosh, look at that photo... You know you thought Heart were stunning back in the day. And their songs are raw, with guitar solos that almost make you pee your pants. Okay, maybe not pee your pants, but I'm sure you love them so much that you would pee your pants if they asked you to.
Also listen to:
  • Shell Shock.
  • Alone.
  • What About Love.
6) Not Listening (2008) - Sick Of Sarah.

The youngest and newest band of this list, Sick of Sarah are the closest thing to Riot Grrrl I've heard in years. They're catchy, wild and just plain gorgeous. To top it all off, their tune 'Not Listening' become the theme song to's Brunch With Bridget last year.
Also listen to:
  • Daisies.
  • Mr. Incredible.
  • Breakdown.
7) Echoing (1994) - The Murmurs.

Well done to Leisha Hailey! This is the second band featured in our list in which the lovely Ms. Hailey was a member of, but this song deserved a place. The best lyric obviously being "There's nothing disgusting about being gay, so many people have bad things to say, maybe they should try it some day..." What's not to love?!
Also listen to:
  • Genius.
  • La-Di-Da.
  • Underdog.
8) Down By The Water (1995) - PJ Harvey.

Despite being aesthetically yummy, lesbians love PJ Harvey's dreamy lyrics and beautiful songs. And there's nothing better to listen whilst having hot, steamy bedroom time. Not that I would know, of course...
Also listen to:
  • We Float.
  • Hair.
  • Rid Of Me.
9) Sucka Mofo (2007) - Northern State.

The final modern band on the list, Northern State are ultimately just... uber cool! Looking at them, you wouldn't think they were a rap group, but they are quite possibly the only rap group I can actually stand.
Also listen to:
  • Away Away.
  • Girl For All Seasons.
  • Vicious Cycle.
10) Edge of Seventeen (1982) - Stevie Nicks.

Last, but definitely not least, what lesbian music list would be complete without a dosage of Stevie Nicks? Amazing vocalist, amazing song-writer, is there anyone who will ever beat Stevie? Probably not. I'm willing to take on anyone who challenges that last statement...
Also listen to:
  • Leather And Lace.
  • And The Days Go By.
  • Crystal.
So there we have it, my top ten lesbian anthems and artists. Comment this with anyone you think I've missed.

And please don't kill me for not including Tegan & Sara in this blog...