I recently found out that Cake is going to be performing at the Basilica Block Party, which is about a block away from my apartment every summer, and I am very torn. I would absolutely love to see Cake but I don’t really want to support the church especially St Mary’s Basilica because they are very open in their exclusion of certain people especially the LGBTQ community. So I don’t think I will be purchasing tickets but I will most definitely be out on the patio listening and maybe grilling.
Now that the obnoxiously long explanation is over I can tell you that the Cake song that has been stuck in my head all week is Short Skirt/Long Jacket. It is on my favorite Sirius station, Lithium, all the time. I love the vocals and how they are more spoken rather than sung in a way similar to Johnny Cash. The odd yet suggestive pauses at just the right time are great and who doesn’t love a not-that-discreet dirty song to sing along to in the car.
What would you do if a band you love was supporting something you disagree with? Let me know in the comments.
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