tracklist : 1.the joker - steve miller band // 2.low rider - war // 3.sweet child o’ mine - guns n roses // 4.stairway to heaven - led zepplin // 5.carry on wayward son - kansas // 6. more than a feeling - boston // 7.should i stay or should i go - the clash // 8.baba o’riley - the who // 9.bohemian rhapsody - queen // 10.go your own way - fleetwood mac // 11.brown eyed girl - van morrison // 12.my generation - the who // 13. american woman - the guess who // 14. sweet home alabama - lynyrd skynyrd // 15.have you ever seen the rain - creedence clearwater revival // 16. born to be wild - steppenwolf // 17.knockin’ on heaven’s door (acoustic) - bob dylan // 18.all along the watchtower - jimi hendrix // 19. love her madly - the doors // 20.crazy train - ozzy osbourne // 21.walk on the wild side - lou reed // 22.american pie - don mclean // 23.walk this way - aerosmith // 24.paint it black - the rolling stones // 25. paradise city - guns n roses // 26.bad moon rising - creedence clearwater revival // 27.pour some sugar on me - def leppard // 28.another one bites the dust - queen // 29.house of the rising sun - the animals // 30.ramblin’ man - allman brothers band // 31.we’re not gonna take it - twisted sister // 32. back in black - ac/dc // 33.money - pink floyd // 34.the chain - fleetwood mac // 35.dream on - aerosmith // 36.listen to the music - the doobie brothers // 37. like a rolling stone - bob dylan // 38. black dog - led zepplin // 39.any way you want it - journey // 40. simple man - lynyrd skynyrd // 41. i won’t back down - tom petty // 42. rock you like a hurricane - the scorpions // 43.rock and roll all nite - kiss // 44. you give love a bad name - bon jovi // 45.la grange - zz top // 46. jump - van halen // 47.highway to hell - ac/dc // 48.you really got me - the kinks // 49.(i can’t get no) satisfaction - the rolling stones // 50. living on a prayer - bon jovi
The student group needs to issue an apology to the ghost of Lou Reed. There was nothing transphobic about the lyrics and if they had bothered to contextualize the lyrics in the song, it’s time and Lou Reeds life they would recognize their error.
This isn’t “political correctness”, this is abject ignorance. Holly (the trans woman mentioned in the song) is Holly Woodlawn, one of Warhol’s “superstars” and star of many of his films. Candy (who “came from out on the island”) was Candy Darling, another trans superstar. The world of The Factory, which Lou was part of, celebrated gender fluidity before that was a word. Reed himself was in a long-term relationship with Rachel, a trans woman who was the muse for much of his 70s songs and is featured on the cover of at least one of his albums.
History didn’t start the day you were “woke”, you little prats. Take a moment away from SnapBat or InstaFriend and read about the fucking world, not just your world, and learn a thing or two. Here’s a good idea; “Google it” before you run off at the mouth.
4 H O G W A R T S H O U S E S : Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
Gryffindor : Fight Like A Brave - Red Hot Chili Peppers // Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana // Friends - Led Zeppelin // Nobody’s Perfect - Jessi J // The W.A.N.D. - The Flaming Lips // Another One Bites The Dust - Queen // Dance With Me Tonight -
Olly Murs // Fearless - Pink Floyd // Four Five Seconds - Rihanna (with Kanye West & Paul McCartney) // Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
[ listen ]
Slytherin: History - Blue Foundation // Crawling King Snake - The Doors // Warriors - Imagine Dragons // Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed // Bad Influence - P!nk // Take What You Take - Lily Allen // Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde // Tigerlily - La Roux // Hallelujah - Panic! At The Disco // I Am Mine - Pearl Jam
[ listen ]
Hufflepuff: Mean - Taylor Swift // Stay Gold - First Aid Kit // Go Gentle - Robbie Williams // True Colors - Phil Collins // You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman // Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
// He Is Your Brother - ABBA // Trees - The Oh Hello’s // King And Lionheart - Of Monsters And Men // Light - Sleeping At Last [listen ]
Ravenclaw: Born This Way - Lady Gaga //This House Is A Circus - Arctic Monkeys // Royals - Lorde // Freaks - The Hawk In Paris // That’s Just Me - No Doubt // The Seeker - The Who // Salty Sweet - MS MR // Dream Again - Franz Ferdinand // We Won’t Need Legs To Stand - Sufjan Stevens // Saturn - Sleeping At Last
Holly came from Miami, F.L.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A. Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” Said, “Hey, honey, Take a walk on the wild side.”
Candy came from out on the Island In the back room she was everybody’s darling But she never lost her head Even when she was giving head She says, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” Said, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” And the colored girls go “Doo do doo do doo do do doo…”
Little Joe never once gave it away Everybody had to pay and pay A hustle here and a hustle there New York City’s the place Where they said, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” I said, “Hey, Joe, Take a walk on the wild side.”
Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets Looking for soul food and a place to eat Went to the Apollo You should’ve seen them go, go, go They said, “Hey, sugar, Take a walk on the wild side.” I said, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” All right, huh
Jackie is just speeding away Thought she was James Dean for a day Then I guess she had to crash Valium would have helped that bash Said, “Hey, babe, Take a walk on the wild side.” I said, “Hey, honey, Take a walk on the wild side.” And the colored girls say, “Doo do doo do doo do do doo…”
TRANS ANTHEM ~ be proud! be you! be trans! and if anyone misgenders you punch them in the mouth [listen]
candy says - the velvet underground • wig in a box - hedwig and the angry inch • mirror me - shawnee • prince johnny - st vincent • lola - the kinks • take a walk on the wild side - lou reed • i wish i was a girl - the vaccines • girls and boys - blur • king for a day - green day • mama - my chemical romance • ziggy stardust - david bowie • androgynous - joan jett • angry inch - hedwig and the angry inch• true trans soul rebel - against me! • give ‘em hell, kid - my chemical romance • transgender dysphoria blues - against me!
Our apartment was so small, that mother made me play in the oven. Late at night I would listen to the voices of the American masters, Tony Tennille, Debby Boone, Anne Murray who was actually a Canadian working in the American idiom. And then there were the crypto-homo rockers: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie who was actually an idiom working in America and Canada. These artists, they left as deep an impression on me as that oven rack did on my face. To be an American in muskrat love, soft as an easy chair not even the chair, I am I said, have I never been mellow? And the colored girls sing… doo do doo do doo do doo… but never with the melody. How could I do it better than Tony or Lou… HEY BOY, TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!