Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Chris Garneau

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 12, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Chris Garneau, queer music

Here's Chris Garneau's video for "Relief":

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Garneau, after the jump, on whether his record label wanted to push the "gay card."

We discussed it just for my own benefit. They just asked out of appreciation and respect for me, if that was something I was planning on being open about. My response to that was, if they ask, I have no problem telling anybody anything. I would never lie to anybody about it, but it's not the marketing ploy for my record. Anyone who is suddenly portrayed in a way that's based upon their sexuality alone suddenly becomes non-musical. Unless you're getting into the politics of it which, of course, then it's really important. Queer bands and artists have something to say. I have things to say on the matter, but just not as blatant as other artists. It's no secret, I guess. It's just not the basis of why I'm making music.

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Thanks for the post Alex, I bought it on itunes because of your rec.

It is a little monotonous at times, but it is rather comforting chill music.