Archive for October, 2010

Originally written July 2010. I’m reposting it because it was very much a turning point in there-are-other-people-like this for me. Also I am lazy.


I doubt many of you have heard this story.

I was working at the barn years ago – maybe 5, maybe more – with the radio on, by myself. I was probably telling stories out loud, under my breath, which explains why I missed about three quarters of the song that was playing, and the name of the singer. I was in what is now Burt’s stall – the first one on the left as you enter the barn.
So there I am, talking to myself, when the lyrics, in a female voice, penetrate my brain. And this is what I heard…

I kissed a girl / and I’d do it again –

For anyone who doesn’t know this song, this is riiiight near the end. The chorus repeats and then it’s over.

Me? I stopped mucking to listen. I was thrilled to the bottom of my closeted little heart. But I figured it had to be a cover of a song sung by a guy, because no way could this have been sung by a girl originally. This was before the days of OH EM GEEEE LOOK IT UP ON THE INTARNET. I know that sounds stupid, but I really wasn’t a big computer person at that point. So I wondered about it for a day or so, never heard it again, and forgot about it.

I figured I’d imagined it, because when I occasionally asked people if they’d heard it I got weird looks.


I was messing about on youtube today. It started with a Neil Gaiman clip from the San Diego ComiCon, then onto Tori Amos music videos… la dee da da. Then, under “Related” I found this…

Jill Sobule: I Kissed A Girl.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you, I was delighted.


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