Lyrics and music meet
Some of you might remember that I wrote some lyrics, in this post Set It To Music, and asked if anyone would like to have a go at putting some music to them and to be honest I thought that, that would be an end to it. But Pandora Blake put a guy called Quai Franklin onto the post and he has actually done the musical bit as he posted about in this post The Quai Franklin Show – Episode 3 (Almost Live) « Quai Franklin Radio.
You can go directly to the audio of the episode, with the song through this link
The show with the song
It was kind of weird and a bit of a thrill to hear the song set to music. Quai has done it in his own style, which I believe was a good decision. People should do things in their own way.
What is it about
Generally about standing up for our rights and especially about the way that we are represented in the gutter press (tabloids/red tops). And in it’s title, is dedicated to someone that I regard as one of the greatest of Submissive heroes (at least for someone from the UK anyway), it is called Lawrence’s Grave.
A big thank you Mr Franklin, for doing this. Sooner or later and in one way or another we all have to stand up for what we believe in when the time comes.
You are very welcome, Prefectdt! And thank you for writing those inspiring lyrics and opening the invitation to composers to play with them. It was an honor.
Standing up for our rights is always important and I think for those of us who are kinky, it is especially important these days in our generally hyperbolic divisive political landscape. I hope we’re starting to build a foundation of uniting for our common good. Songs like this do matter, as do others’ essays, speeches, poetry, etc. It all gives shape and reality to the fact that we are a “real” community and deserve equal rights and equal protection.
Thank you for all you do to encourage us, entertain us, and enlighten us. Keep up the great work!
“hyperbolic divisive political landscape” Try saying that three times, fast, when you’re drunk (well that’s my plan for the evening).
Thanks for putting the lyrics to music, I could never have done that. You’re right about all the forms of voicing our message and every voice adds to the magnificent chorus of the whole.
keep up the good work and I’ll be listening.
A very cool piece of collaborative artwork, Prefectdt and Quai Franklin!!! 🙂
Is it a coincidence, Prefectdt, that you have chosen a picture of “Father Ted” or is that another British comedy series that we both like?
Thanks Kaelah, it was great to hear the song for real.
I am a massive fan (or at least I will be if I keep eating the chocolates) of Father Ted. Although it was funded from the UK, all the clever talent and production came from Ireland (I think it might have been shot there too). It could possibly be fairer to call it an Irish comedy rather than British. I hope more stuff like this comes from Ireland, it was magic.
You are of course right, Father Ted was an Irish – British collaborative project! It was filmed in Ireland and most of the actors are Irish. A great series. I will have to write a post about the kinky episode Cigarettes and Alcohol and Rollerblading one day! 😉
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