Like Chely Wright

So I read Chely Wright’s book, Like Me, over Labor Day weekend. On the one hand, it was very country music. There was a lot of Jesus-loving and God-fearing, and boy howdy, she sure does support the troops. I expected this thread to run throughout the book, and while these are really the qualities about […]

But it’s so catchy…

Lately, in my Gender and Sexuality in Pop Culture class, we’ve become somewhat obsessed with this 1963 Crystals song called “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss).” Today I played the tune for the students. And then I asked them to explain to me the difference between that song and this one: What […]

Culture goes *pop*

I spent the weekend with people who are voracious consumers of pop culture. This is the new M.I.A. album. Have you heard it? I was so upset when The Sarah Silverman Program got canceled. I know! My favorite episode is the one where she drives around in her car while she’s drinking NyQuil from the […]

Lifted Off the Ground

I’m sure you were expecting this post. Yes, I bought Chely Wright’s new Big Gay Album, Lifted Off the Ground. It is my first Chely Wright album. Perhaps you will recall that pre-coming out, I had just lukewarm feelings about her. I’m not too proud to admit that I am more interested in Chely Wright […]

A gay country music singer?!?!

When I read this post at Dorothy Surrenders yesterday morning, I was utterly shocked—not because I have no idea who Chely Wright is but because I know exactly who she is. You see, I am somewhat of a country music fan. This tidbit might surprise people who only know a certain side of me, but […]