Mr. Strangeways has been reliving his youth for the last week and reigniting a love for the sublime British New Wave artiste, the always very openly gay, Mr. Jimmy Somerville. It doesn’t matter if it’s Bronski Beat or The Communards or Jimmy all by himself, we have a major crush on his dreamy Scottishness…and, that VOICE!
Here’s some Jimmy love, both covers of famous hits from the disco era…first up, “Don’t Leave Me This Way”:
Also…DJ Trent Von is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of his “80s New Wave Night” at The Mercury, that odd little private club at 10th & Union. If you wanna go, you’ll need to read the info about how to get in.
And, Mr. Somerville and The Communards doing “Never Can Say Goodbye”….LOVES!
Also, A Fun Fact: Jimmy’s partner in The Communards, Richard Coles, (the adorably geeky keyboardist) is now a Vicar in the Church of England! A GAY Vicar!!! MORE Loves!
Now, we need to figure out a way to get him over here for a show in Seattle…