He just looked into my soul…oh my.
He just looked into my soul…oh my.
Now he’s one-upped himself, with a cover of Prince’s “When You Were Mine,” on Tuesday night at The Wiltern in L.A.
Don’t miss the woman screaming ”OH MY GOD” at 0:21.
be still my heart
but i keep watching his appearance on jimmy fallon
i just need to communicate what a huge fucking thing this is to watch
this man got up in front of america (well, late night america, and internet replays and whatnot) and sang a song that is unapologetically about being a man who falls in love with another man who cannot reciprocate those feelings. it could be because the man simply doesn’t love him, or because of the homophobic society we live in, or frank could’ve invented the whole thing
i don’t care
he did it, and he had no idea how people would react and he probably didn’t even know he if he was safe.
and he did it anyway
the enormity of a black man singing this song is so important to me, and i know that i still live in fear that being out about being gay will come back to haunt me. i’ll be somewhere where it’s not okay to say or act a certain way, and all the shit that happened to me as a kid and a teenager will come rushing back because not every place in this country is like long beach. or san francisco. or new york city. and even those places ain’t got safety for queer people of color like myself
frank ocean sang it anyway, and he killed it, and i am just so fucking touched by this song, those words, his performance, and his goddamn courage of just living. ain’t no theory attached to this shit. he just is and that means the fucking world to me.
excuse me. i got more of channel orange to listen to.
In Case You Missed It of the Day: Frank Ocean, who shocked the hip-hop (R&B?) world last week by admitting he hadfallen in love with a man, busted out “Bad Religion” last night on Jimmy Fallon.
Ocean’s debut album, channel ORANGE, is out today.
i need this gorgeous, haunting song on my blog
been listening to channel orange since it came out last night. it’s goddamn monumental. buy it.
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My thoughts on Frank Ocean’s open letter, in a nutshell.
The music industry is full of homophobia, yet laden with closeted artists. I find that interesting in an arena where being your true self is supposed to be encouraged—as long as it doesn’t make anyone uncomfortable.
Your favorite artist is probably in the closet. That should never change how you feel about their music.
I don’t want to see this made into a big deal, but unfortunately, it will be. It is. Sadly, we live in an age where, if you’re black and queer, you’re susceptible to discrimination. Higher rates of suicide. Homelessness. So, someone being themselves is celebrated, and also scrutinized.
The letter was obviously necessary for him to continue his growth as a human being, and an artist. Imagine how free he feels right now. Why deny him that? Why say you’d rather he kept this to himself, because you want to continue listening to his music? Do you know how foolish you sound? The feelings about your own sexuality that you never confronted are showing.
I’m rambling now, and this is turning into a patented, hippie “love everyone, man, peace” Ziggy-type post.
Hopefully, y’all get what I’m saying. Good for Frank.
Yet another reason why Ziggy is one of my favorite people.
I’m buying Frank Ocean’s album, sound unheard, as soon as it comes out, on general principle.
so proud of frank ocean
here’s his letter if you missed it. it’s gorgeous and heartbreaking, and I have so much respect for him