Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Tyson Meade

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 18, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Chainsaw Kittens, queer music, Tyson Meade

Here's a band I don't know much about, the Chainsaw Kittens with "Pop Heiress Dies."

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And lead singer Tyson Meade on his aunt exorcising the gay out of him, after the jump.

"Aunt Ruby's Porch," the first song on the album, is about Meade's aunt who wanted to help him purge his queer demons.

"It's about my Aunt Ruby not too long ago telling me she could go with me to get an exorcism, because I'm obviously possessed by a demon to feel the way I do," Meade says. "This is the aunt I grew up next door to, who's like a second mother to me."

Meade, 33 ("going on 50"), of Norman, Oklahoma says his homosexuality is never a topic of discussion with the family -- which is fine with him.

"It's not like it's easy in any family, but I just don't want to be the rag doll in the middle of the tug of war, and every time I go home, it becomes, 'Well, I accept you ... but your uncle, or your brother, he thinks you should be burned at the stake,'" he says. "I think everyone in the family probably knows, and making it official is really kind of silly unless there's some reason.

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