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Being Non-Binary, and why I look different in so many of my videos

Above is a selection of videos where my appearance is quite different in each video. I’ve had a lot of comments lately of people either making fun of my looks or giving me complements. It doesn’t really bother me when people try to insult me (though I really think you should get help), but I wanted to create this post to help others who may be similar to me in how they handle their personal appearance.

First off, I view myself as an entertainer and educator, and when I am at my best, I am taking very good care of my appearance and presenting myself in my videos in a way (or at least trying) that I feel looks good. Second, I guess I could be described as somewhat non-binary, at least in my fashion choices. I like men’s and women’s clothes. I also wear makeup sometimes. I really don’t think it is a big deal at all, but some people can’t seem two wrap their heads around this concept.

Some of my vids, I’m just straight up lazy, and my hair is sloppy, and I’m basically still in my pajamas, haha. But my more recent videos I’ve been trying to change this. I’m using better mics, and making sure to use my good camera, and when I dress up for my videos, I have been wearing some makeup to enhance the features of my face that I actually like (like my eyes).

Being in the public eye is an odd phenomena. My videos have been viewed close to 2 million times at this point. This doesn’t really make me a celebrity exactly, but still it is quite a lot of people to be looking at, criticizing and judging me based on my appearance. I’m also very into fashion, and enjoy taking risks. Sometimes it works, and sometimes… well, it doesn’t. But you don’t really know unless you try it.

So this is me not apologizing, but saying to those who face similar challenges, that you’re not alone and I’m right there with you.

Thanks to all of you who have kindly supported me and keep me moving forward.

DemonicSweaters

October 24, 2015

Joe Meek was one of the most creative and inventive engineer and producers of the early Rock & Roll scene in the UK. Before the Rolling Stones or Beatles, Meek was producing #1 hits in his home studio built in his apartment, stomping on the floor in the bathroom for kick sounds, building homemade spring reverb units, and breaking nearly every rule of the, then uptight, English recording industry.

Joe however was also gay, and sadly, in those days being gay in England was actually a crime. His secret became known and over time his life of secrecy seemed to get the best of him. He had drug problems, and seemed he was loosing grip with reality. This all came to an abrupt end when an argument with his landlord ended in a murder suicide committed by Joe.

It is my opinion if Joe were not forced to live in shame of his true self, he would have had a much less difficult time on this planet, and most likely this unfortunate and violent end would have never happened. He most likely would have been making amazing records for many many years to come.

Even though his life was short, there’s still a lot of music out there that Joe put his magical touch on. Below is a pretty good documentary on Joe made in 1991. Unfortunately this documentary is still a bit homophobic in my opinion, since they seem to avoid the topic as a whole for most of it. Plainly avoiding the fact that Joe was forced to believe that he was sick, or something was wrong with him simply because of his true nature.

Nevertheless, it is still an informational watch, and you hear a lot about Joe’s work in his own words, as well as by those he worked with.

 

 

 

Shamir’s Call It Off Relationship Hotline is actually real!

did some songs live for the bae annie mac at radio 1, here they are!

A week or so ago I picked up Ratchet by Shamir and it quickly became one of my favorite new albums. The music could be described as a very refreshing mix of creative electronic music, 90s hip hop, indie rock and 80s Prince. Shamir’s androgynous voice and presence really make the whole thing incredibly special.

I was looking at some vids of his work on youtube and saw an ad for a what I thought was a fake relationship advice call in show with Shamir as a promotion for his new LP. But now it looks like it’s not completely fake and they actually have started taking calls! Check out the vid below. Go to the youtube page to get the number if you want to call and be in the show!