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At The Lesbian Bar

January 27th, 2008 by Rory Harper

Me and She Who Is Awesome have some startlingly free-form conversations on occasion.

I don’t remember how we arrived there, but she suggested the first four lines of this song.

It got stuck in my head, and I had to write the rest.

It’s all pretty much one take, just vocal and guitar. I might revisit it at some point, but I’m pretty pleased with how it came out tonight.

And no pitch-tuning. Go me!


At The Lesbian Bar


Uh, I really doubt that this one is safe for work…


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January 27th, 2008 by Rory Harper

I’m on the mood for something light and bouncy today. This one isn’t all that obscure, I assume. It’s a duet sung by two women at the height of their powers, with voices that drip liquid feminist sex.

…Well, as a Guy, that’s how I interpret it, anyhow…

It’s Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin working out on ‘Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves’. It rings on my bells, too.


Annie divas out on a bluesy version of the song at the the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

I recognized a few faces in her back-up band, including Phil Collins, Eric Clapton’s long-time percussionist, and Eric himself.

At the same event, Eric and Paul McCartney did a pretty good rendition of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps‘. This was one of my favorite Beatles songs long before I even knew that Eric had played guitar on the original. The story goes that the Beatles were cutting the White Album, and George Harrison had offered up this song. The others were dismissive, and not putting much effort into doing it. One day, he walked in with old friend Clapton, who told them that he was interested in playing on it. They took it more seriously after that.

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