Beyonce, Belinda, & Me

A curious thing about me.

I’m a straight man and I love to sing female fight songs – ideally, anything of the “I Will Survive” variety. Songs like Madonna’s “Do You Know What it Feels Like for a Girl”, Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” anything by the Indigo Girls or Pink. Most of Taylor Swift. I love that shit.

And I don’t just sing it. I own it. I belt it out. As if I know…

The first cassette I bought was Belinda Carlisle’s “Lost In Your Eyes”. It was either that or Erik B. & Rakim’s “Microphone Fiend”, a close second.

But Belinda won out. I sang it all summer.

I’m not going to overanalyze this. It is what it is.

I like the soul of a woman, showing itself like a lightning bolt in contrast to everything and nothing, a sure-fire signal that the thunder is coming.