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Old 06-27-2015, 05:40 PM   #256
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But the song sucks.

Bingo. Now we're getting to the real issue.


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Old 06-27-2015, 07:51 PM   #257
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ok, I admit I have never heard the song of seen any videos of it

so I looked it up expecting it to be a bit, well crappy
and this is it ??



anybody taking a swing on this guy has lost all perspective
this guy addresses issues, many that needed to be addressed head on

hip hop gay issues, the black church and gays, etc.

the guy deserves full credit

I don't even know why I'm responding, but you honestly don't see an issue with a straight white man winning a shit ton of acclaim/awards off of a crappy hip hop song that clumsily addresses LBGT issues? Really?


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Old 06-27-2015, 08:25 PM   #258
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I don't even know why I'm responding, but you honestly don't see an issue with a straight white man winning a shit ton of acclaim/awards off of a crappy hip hop song that clumsily addresses LBGT issues? Really?


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Black people have been putting up with this kind of thing for decades.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:01 PM   #259
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I find the song extremely sincere .

He cops so much shit for trying to speak up for issues he cares about and it pisses me off, because so often people give artists crap for NOT speaking up when they have an audience to speak to. You can't have it both ways.
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Black people have been putting up with this kind of thing for decades.
fight the posers
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:48 PM   #261
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this is kind of tongue-in-cheek, but also kind of true.

if i had to nominate a "gay anthem" it would be this:



why?

1. it's a perfect piece of pure pop joy
2. it's by a woman
3. it's by a woman of color -- double outsider
4. the "somebody" is ambiguous enough to be a man or a woman
5. it's about the simple but universal longing of wanting to make a connection with someone, for a night or a lifetime
6. it's effortless and not trying to be an anthem -- i think "born this way" is fine, but it's such a self-conscious attempt; here, Whit isn't trying too hard to do anything but transport you for 3 and a half minutes
7. in any gay bar or any gay club in nearly any country in the world, everyone sings along


and not to rain on your parade but you can bet your straight allies will sing along right there with ya

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some interesting articles on what is being lost as gay goes mainstream, with excerpts:
This stuff is super fucking interesting to me, so thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:52 PM   #262
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The straight allies are everything right now. It's humbling and lovely to see all the FB profile pics in rainbow.
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:20 AM   #263
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I find the song extremely sincere .

He cops so much shit for trying to speak up for issues he cares about and it pisses me off, because so often people give artists crap for NOT speaking up when they have an audience to speak to. You can't have it both ways.
While it might be sincere, it really, really is a bad song lol. It just.. meanders on and there's nothing interesting going on there. I think it's great he attempted to tackle this issue, but the execution could've been better.

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The straight allies are everything right now. It's humbling and lovely to see all the FB profile pics in rainbow.
Yeah, it surprised me that there were many of my straight friends who did that. In fact, I think they were the only ones to do so. Oh the irony.
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Yeah the first time I heard Same Love my thought was "that was sweet". Now when I hear the song I want to put my eardrums out because it's so boring.

Good on him for the effort, and I admire that he's got the courage to not only write a song like that but to release it as a single, but it's just musically not very interesting.
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It's so fucking cloying and bad.

I also wasn't concerned about my sexuality in 3rd grade, but maybe I was just a late bloomer.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:48 AM   #267
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This songs sucks. But I get the message. Which is the only thing going for this video.

It'll get shared on Facebook as a hot pro-LGBT commodity, and his marketing manager will get a nice bonus.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:00 PM   #268
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So Irvine and Galeon and anyone else I might be forgetting, it seems like there have been a lot of people who have become vocal supporters of LGBT rights, with the Facebook rainbows and such, only in the very recent past, when it was becoming increasingly clear where the movement was going and there could no longer be any serious repercussions for espousing such a stance. How do you feel about that?
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So Irvine and Galeon and anyone else I might be forgetting, it seems like there have been a lot of people who have become vocal supporters of LGBT rights, with the Facebook rainbows and such, only in the very recent past, when it was becoming increasingly clear where the movement was going and there could no longer be any serious repercussions for espousing such a stance. How do you feel about that?
It's the same thing watching Blackhawks "fans" come out of the woodwork two rounds into the playoffs.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:17 PM   #270
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Whatever helps, helps. While I do believe that many of these people were already supportive, but in the privacy of their own homes. Which is okay to me. Though I live in a society where nobody cares if you're gay or straight, there still are people not okay with that. But they do so in the privacy of their own homes. Which is more than okay to me. The tables are turned, now hate is done in private and love can flow freely. I don't mind that it takes some people longer to get than others that gays are just human beings that deserve basic human rights. As long as they get there in the end.
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