Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hey HumanityCritic, what in the fuck are you doing with this in your ipod? Culture Club: "Do you really want to hurt me"



Since I openly admitted in an earlier post that I made a lover think I was gay so she would break up with me, I felt that this was a very fitting segue. I know, I know, this particular selection might seem like a curious one based on an IPOD with the likes of Run DM.C, M.O.P, Rakim, and Otis Redding in it, but I like "The Culture Club" to be perfectly honest. I guess being a kid who watched Mtv in it's infancy when the only black acts they played were Prince and Michael Jackson, this is probably one of those groups that I was forced to be exposed to, an exposure that I don't particularly mind because of my broad musical tastes currently. Plus, I have Boy George to thank on a couple of occasions when I needed something snazzy to say to a girl when I did have the balls to break up with her.

On more than one occasion, when a girl in question didn't want to break up because of the length of time we had been together, I would always say: "Girl, I quote Boy George when he said "Time won't give me time/ And time makes lovers feel/ Like they've got something real" Girl, You think Boy George would bullshit you!!??" A couple of years ago Boy George was in town to do a show, score some blow, something, and I saw him walking down the boardwalk of my local beach. I wasn't sure if it was him, the make-up was gone, he gained some weight, was bald, and he looked like a New York cab driver for christs sake. Regardless, with my girlfriend at the time in tow, I sang "Do you really want to hurt me, do you really want to make me cry" right beside him. Then on cue, making my girlfriend laugh hysterically he said sarcastically "Now that's gay!!!" He's so lucky that I'm a fan..

6 comments:

Brother OMi said...

think wedding singer

Breez said...

Eclecticism is sexy.

Amadeo said...

I dig Culture Club, but I'll never forget watching him nod off in a video while Sting and Sade gave him weird looks.

Bk_red said...

so boy george has a sense of humor, huh? great story. i love culture club. and i'm not one bit embarrassed to admit it.

Jonzee said...

Ah...

80's new wave...

80's rock...

Yeah, I admit it. Hip-hop defines part of my life, but so does Journey, Boston, Tears For Fears, Culture Club and...

Billy Joel. Uh oh! Does this mean someone is taking away my card?

aquababie said...

i love culture club. i have my 80's playlist on the ipod. you wouldn't want to hear it. yall might laugh.