Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Rufus Wainwright

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 31, 2008 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: queer music, rufus wainwright

Rufus Wainwright's "Across the Universe":

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And Rufus, on being an old-school queen, after the jump.

I'll always be yearning. There is definitely a kind of unsatisfied, troubled, wrecked homosexual man in me - and in the best sense of the word. I don't think that there's any quick way to kind of remove the legacy that we've inherited anytime soon. I think that you can work towards it positively and try to expand your horizons, but ... I'm very much an old school queen, which is fine.

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It's in the details, Rufus. You're just a wannabe singer.

In the old school, those of us who could not sing so well, knew how to stand near the piano and support the real stars with our less than stellar harmonies. There is no failure in that, dear. I don't know who told you that you ought to make recordings and that you ought to tour, etc., but they did not do you a service. Find the talents you do actually have, and pursue them.