Hello all! I'm writing once again to offer you my deepest apologies on the lack of updates. Since I've returned from vacation, I've had situtations come up in my personal life that need dire attention and I've been given a new project at work that's taken up much of my time. I feel really bad. I feel like I teased all of you with a great blog for a week and a half and then abandoned you. I really enjoy being able to provide all of you with great new music and exclusives. I promise that sometime this week I will upload some new edits of Fergie's debut single that were sent to radio. There's an "O Snap" edit without the sirens in the beginning as well as an "O Shhh" edit with and without the sirens. I also have DVD rips (.vob files) of the Fergie video as well as Brooke Hogan's video.
Now, on to the more personal note....
As most of you have probably heard by now, Lance Bass (formerly?) of *NSYNC will be coming out of the closet in this week's issue of People magazine, due on newsstands this Friday. Lance was always my favorite member of *NSYNC and I never could quite put a finger on why. I always felt that part of it was because we grew up in similiar situations. He grew up in the tiny town of Clinton, Mississippi and I grew up in a tiny town in Tennessee with a population of 400 people. I always related to him - and Britney Spears - because I admired how they never let where they were from stop them from pursuing their dreams of fame and stardom. I've used their inspiration to fuel my own dreams.
I know firsthand how difficult it is to come out of the closet and the struggles you face - mentally and emotionally - in doing so. I'm happy to read that Lance is finally at a place in life where he's comfortable with himself and at peace with the person he has become. I now have a new reason he's my favorite member of *NSYNC.
At the same time, though, I have to offer a giant "Fuck you" to the Internet gossip media - particularly Perez Hilton. For months, in his highly publicized blog, Perez has been out to, well, out Lance. In fact, Lance told MTV News the rumors online were getting back to his parents and they were starting to question him. No one - and I mean NO ONE - should ever be forced to out themselves if they don't want to because, quite frankly, it's no one's business. I'm sorry that not all gay men wear their homosexuality on their sleeve and parade it around like Perez Hilton. Some of us prefer to be known by our actions and how we treat others, not by who we sleep with. On Howard Stern this morning, Perez defended his actions and said no one is sacred. He'll out who he feels like outing. This whole idea makes me sick and it's not the first time it's happened.
Several years ago, Danny Pintauro (Jonathan from "Who's The Boss?") was forced to come out of the closet and he wasn't read. Star magazine called him and said they had the pictures and the proof and they were going to run the story with or without his interview. He reluctantly agreed.
Alright, I'm stepping down off my soap box now. You came here for music, not my rantings.