Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Regeneration Tour 2008

Regeneration Tour 2008

Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC and Naked Eyes

Naked Eyes' set list
Always Something There To Remind Me
Voices In My Head
When The Lights Go Out
What (In the Name of Love)
Fortune and Fame
Promises, Promises

ABC's set list
The Very First Time
Poison Arrow
How to Be a Millionaire
Tears Are Not Enough
Be Near Me
When Smokey Sings
The Look of Love

Belinda Carlisle's set list
Leave a Light On
I Get Weak
Circle in the Sand
Mad About You
Our Lips Are Sealed
Heaven Is a Place on Earth

The Human League's set list
Mirror Man
Tell Me When
Heart Like a Wheel
The Lebanon
Don’t You Want Me
Together in Electric Dreams

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gay & Lesbian Times - Letter To The Editor

Last week, the Gay and Lesbian Times ran this editorial:
Silent march creates a roar by Dykes on Bikes

So I wrote a Letter to the Editor... and they printed it.
Dear Editor:

I disagree with the decision to move the Dykes on Bikes. My friends felt the same, and we are not shallow people. We appreciate the message of remembering those who are not with us and we agree it is important. But ask yourself this. Why doesn’t Shelby die in the beginning of Steel Magnolias and let the rest play out in flashbacks? Because we need to be drawn in as viewers, to laugh and cheer and enjoy and commit to the movie and the characters.

That is how I feel about the parade. The Dykes on Bikes grab my attention and get me cheering and shouting. Later, when I am hooked, I stand and cry with happiness as PFLAG and the Veterans march by. I am along for the ride, the ups and the downs.In my opinion, Pride screwed up by starting with such a somber message.

John Hulsey
Cool, huh?