the Buzz for September 10th, 2011


Heather Small — “Proud” (from Proud) — Proud - Proud

At the Way Gay Sing-Along, of which I waxed rhapsodic in yesterday’s post, it was brought to my attention that this is Pride weekend here in Austin. (It usually takes place in June, and I’m not aware of the reason for the schedule shift this year, but I’m not complaining.) I really hate quoting that garish GaGa, but even I am man enough to cede that she’s got a pretty potent point when she demands, willfully if wistfully, “don’t hide yourself in regret / just love yourself and you’re set.” So I say: whatever you like, whatever you need, whatever you prefer, whatever you are, glory in it, baby. On this weekend dedicated to pride and satisfaction in self, be happy, and do you, to the best and fullest of your consciousness and ability.