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In the Key of Q

Dan Hall

Conversations with Queer musicians from around the world.
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Blake Mundel - RevisitedFurillostar - new music!Aruan Duval - Revisited
Featuring new material made public for the first time, pop singer Aruan Duval discusses his five favourite songs plus the one track that he'd chosen as a gateway song into his catalogue. Series 2 of In the Key of Q will begin on 1 March 2022. Support the podcast at our https://www.patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon page) for as little as £3 per month. Transcript https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N4RgyDcY8HdQM5bofLLjccA7U1Y65bnz/view?usp=sharing (here). Aruan’s band Furiku on https://open.spotify.com/artist/6uJvv7JQmnDJqRBS5JVTq9?si=cL5TqUW1Rm6Nca_0hc7CKA (Spotify) and https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/furiku/362159060 (Apple Music). Aruan on https://open.spotify.com/artist/6uJvv7JQmnDJqRBS5JVTq9?si=tn_G6YRaRfS9D8aRUX1jUQ (Spotify) and https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/furiku/362159060 (Apple Music). Aruan's chosen artists: https://www.prince.com/ (Prince), https://www.davidbowie.com/ (David Bowie), http://www.steviewonder.net/] (Stevie Wonder), https://www.arethafranklin.net/ (Aretha Franklin), https://www.madonna.com/ (Madonna) Aruan's gateway song, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xcynaciw2w (Go-Go). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ui701za0w (“A Brief History of Prince”) from The Beat Goes On In the Key of Q composer Paul Leonidou’s https://www.unstoppablemonsters.com/ (online home). Please subscribe to the podcast, rate and review. And spread the word! You can find us on https://twitter.com/InTheKeyOfQ (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/inthekeyofq/ (Instagram) and join the community over on https://www.facebook.com/In-the-Key-of-Q-104781968301237 (Facebook). Support this podcast
11-01-2022
9 mins
Ty McKinnie - RevisitedMatt Fishel - Revisited2021 Christmas Special (Act 1)
This week, presenter Dan Hall welcomes back a Santa sack of guests, each with an exclusive musical treat for listeners. The singing festive elves are: Ty McKinnie (ep 2), Aruan Duval (ep 3), Paul Andrews (ep 9), The IZM (ep 10), Vincent DiGeronimo (ep 11), Matthew Presidente (ep 22), TIN (ep 25), Tommy Atkins (ep 31), Venn Smyth (ep 32), Mr Slade (ep 35) plus special guests London performers Derek and Orla presenting their Christmas single.   Useful links:   Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on https://twitter.com/InTheKeyOfQ (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/inthekeyofq/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/InTheKeyOfQ/ (Facebook). Feeling lonely at Christmas? It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Links that might help: https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-when-you-are-alone-at-christmas-3024301 (Very Well Mind), https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/the-challenge-of-christmas/ (Campaign to End Loneliness), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJK9Vv9f9T4 (Mind) and https://www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/blogs/g25583455/feeling-lonely-christmas-how-to-help/ (Red Online). Spotify links for guests: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HVyXlLQIqjf3lJWZIVF3E?si=39tkMoybQKSQQcdcexKO0g (Ty McKinnie), https://open.spotify.com/artist/6uJvv7JQmnDJqRBS5JVTq9?si=9np8vBtXRxegeZz53g9TUw (Aruan Duval), https://open.spotify.com/artist/2o6QzQ3bJDOKI0EnpDYzNK?si=RBWklYENS_-xTWI7FWpa6Q (Paul Andrews), https://open.spotify.com/artist/1tzmAlOsyCtLTmG0EsoK87?si=m5F4iAS2QTugTFO7gwIYSw (The IZM), https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Og1pxwWXWHil67hvXTX5J?si=eFAmcDPMTDGpsa-GhWQRfQ (Vincent DiGeronimo), https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ahZVKtqkJw9KA5j3JOmSN?si=hqZFqyy5SButOgV1qhgxUA (Matthew Presidente,) https://open.spotify.com/artist/2hn7scWH7kk9GKBk16ALiw?si=gD6BL37yTbyIdAfUh5pJlg (TIN), https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oJxd0R3hdsN9XJrTJrHPu?si=DpjAI_s0QveZ1CdeUqy4aw (Tommy Atkins), https://open.spotify.com/artist/7MVN873BWXp8uv51LdKfM1?si=EJRGlssdSlKdrLfCqsbR7g (Venn Smyth), https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TqQ9VJggVOUwAGXYt19QL?si=2U7V0MI3QhWjX2dK5M_zYQ (Mr Slade) and https://open.spotify.com/artist/1qDstFDOetm7rKWUeyqzHn?si=SkZurph7THWyxKpQ5Uj4iQ (Derek and Orla). More Queer artists with Christmas cheer! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlpnt-6HQZo (Steve Grand), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2pwo2QImE (Kevin Yee), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FFY-I7r1OA (Tom Goss). KoQ favourite Christmas advert this year, for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDLumk_rQQw&t=16s (Posten Norway). So nice to see that us gays are allowed to be over 30! This is the final episode of Season 1, with a new series beginning on 1 March 2022 with a two-part special featuring British rapper, QBoy (https://open.spotify.com/artist/3O2hoSIQ1irZqay1C1buOI?si=UZOgpp9rRhafhLvwcVFjzQ (Spotify)).   Dan Hall is a TV, film and audio producer whose credits include the podcast series ‘Been There Done That with Susan Osman’, ‘Cher and the Loneliest Elephant’ and ‘Freddie Mercury: The Final Act’. Support this podcast
21-12-2021
36 mins
2021 Christmas Special (Act 2)
This week, presenter Dan Hall welcomes back a Santa sack of guests, each with an exclusive musical treat for listeners. The singing festive elves are: Ty McKinnie (ep 2), Aruan Duval (ep 3), Paul Andrews (ep 9), The IZM (ep 10), Vincent DiGeronimo (ep 11), Matthew Presidente (ep 22), TIN (ep 25), Tommy Atkins (ep 31), Venn Smyth (ep 32), Mr Slade (ep 35) plus special guests London performers Derek and Orla presenting their Christmas single.   Useful links:   Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on https://twitter.com/InTheKeyOfQ (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/inthekeyofq/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/InTheKeyOfQ/ (Facebook). Feeling lonely at Christmas? It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Links that might help: https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-cope-when-you-are-alone-at-christmas-3024301 (Very Well Mind), https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/the-challenge-of-christmas/ (Campaign to End Loneliness), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJK9Vv9f9T4 (Mind) and https://www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/blogs/g25583455/feeling-lonely-christmas-how-to-help/ (Red Online). Spotify links for guests: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HVyXlLQIqjf3lJWZIVF3E?si=39tkMoybQKSQQcdcexKO0g (Ty McKinnie), https://open.spotify.com/artist/6uJvv7JQmnDJqRBS5JVTq9?si=9np8vBtXRxegeZz53g9TUw (Aruan Duval), https://open.spotify.com/artist/2o6QzQ3bJDOKI0EnpDYzNK?si=RBWklYENS_-xTWI7FWpa6Q (Paul Andrews), https://open.spotify.com/artist/1tzmAlOsyCtLTmG0EsoK87?si=m5F4iAS2QTugTFO7gwIYSw (The IZM), https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Og1pxwWXWHil67hvXTX5J?si=eFAmcDPMTDGpsa-GhWQRfQ (Vincent DiGeronimo), https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ahZVKtqkJw9KA5j3JOmSN?si=hqZFqyy5SButOgV1qhgxUA (Matthew Presidente,) https://open.spotify.com/artist/2hn7scWH7kk9GKBk16ALiw?si=gD6BL37yTbyIdAfUh5pJlg (TIN), https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oJxd0R3hdsN9XJrTJrHPu?si=DpjAI_s0QveZ1CdeUqy4aw (Tommy Atkins), https://open.spotify.com/artist/7MVN873BWXp8uv51LdKfM1?si=EJRGlssdSlKdrLfCqsbR7g (Venn Smyth), https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TqQ9VJggVOUwAGXYt19QL?si=2U7V0MI3QhWjX2dK5M_zYQ (Mr Slade) and https://open.spotify.com/artist/1qDstFDOetm7rKWUeyqzHn?si=SkZurph7THWyxKpQ5Uj4iQ (Derek and Orla). More Queer artists with Christmas cheer! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlpnt-6HQZo (Steve Grand), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd2pwo2QImE (Kevin Yee), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FFY-I7r1OA (Tom Goss). KoQ favourite Christmas advert this year, for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDLumk_rQQw&t=16s (Posten Norway). So nice to see that us gays are allowed to be over 30! This is the final episode of Season 1, with a new series beginning on 1 March 2022 with a two-part special featuring British rapper, QBoy (https://open.spotify.com/artist/3O2hoSIQ1irZqay1C1buOI?si=UZOgpp9rRhafhLvwcVFjzQ (Spotify)).   Dan Hall is a TV, film and audio producer whose credits include the podcast series ‘Been There Done That with Susan Osman’, ‘Cher and the Loneliest Elephant’ and ‘Freddie Mercury: The Final Act’. Support this podcast
21-12-2021
28 mins
Paul Leonidou
‘What have you got to be depressed about?’ is like saying, ‘What have you got to have a cold about?’ In this episode, Paul discusses his Greek Cypriot roots, his battles with depression and suicidal thoughts, and his own journey into authenticity. Useful links: Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on https://twitter.com/InTheKeyOfQ (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/inthekeyofq/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/InTheKeyOfQ/ (Facebook). Paul’s homepage can be found https://www.unstoppablemonsters.com/ (here). Alumni Andy Pisanu is mentioned, and his episode can be found https://www.inthekeyofq.com/episode/andrew-m-pisanu-memory-flowers (here). Click https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/ (here) for help with suicidal thoughts. Coming next Quesday is the second of our two-part specials in which previous guests return to deliver exclusive audio gifts to our listeners! TRANSCRIPTION: Dan 00:00 Hello and welcome to the first in two Christmas special episodes of In the Key of Q, the guest in this week's episode is, well, one of the family, really. He composed our theme tune and has been a brilliant supporter of the podcast. Please be aware, though, that there was extensive discussion of depression and including some references to suicide. So listener discretion is advised. As ever, there will be support links provided in the show notes. Paul 00:27 Well. I remember the first time I was depressed, seven years old. And my answer to me? What's wrong with you? I said, I'm depressed and she goes, Oh, seven, how can you be depressed? I was. It was this sense of someone dims the screen and your lens of perception, and everything feels heavy. Dan 00:52 This is In the Key of Q featuring musicians from around the world who inspire my queer identity. Everybody is welcome to the conversation, whatever beautiful identity pleases you. Music helps us feel connected and know that we are not alone. This program is made possible thanks to the financial support of listeners like you over at hatred on dot com slash in the key of queue, and remember to join the conversation across socials using the hashtag queer music. I'm Dan Hall. Come on in, sit down and be heard. You've been hearing this week's guests since episode one. He composes and sound designs for advertising and short films and studied music technology at the University of West London, as well as a composer. He's also a singer performing and releasing under the name to D Loono. So a big, big welcome to the horribly talented and very, very lovely Paul Leonidou. Paul 01:45 Hello. Hello, Daniel San. I was born in North London, which is a bit of a cliche if you're Greek Cypriot. I remember my mum telling me that at about a year and a half old, the first sign that she saw that I loved music was that I was watching Bugsy Malone with my milk bottle. I was lying on my back with my legs crossed, swinging my leg and kind of learning every single word that musical. And I remember being so small that I didn't get that they were kids. They were like grown ups to me, you know, in terms of context. So and then I started singing a bit of Tallulah, and then she got a bit worried was going to be warning signs. Dan 03:02 You should be singing The Boxer! Paul 03:05 Yeah, exactly. I sang that to a saying all of them. Yes, the thing I embrace, the more indiscriminately. Dan 03:10 What was your upbringing like? Paul 03:13 I had a very vivid imagination, and you know, I would talk to things and beings that weren't there. And I was so in my own world and kind of music being this intangible thing that's just surrounding you, I just get swept up into music. I remember. I remember my mum playing Phantom of the Opera on vinyl, playing a really... Support this podcast
14-12-2021
42 mins
Aris Ziagos
07-12-2021
40 mins
Ethereal and the Elevated
‘If we could all just be aware about each other’s mental health and not look down on each then we could actually learn to get on with each other.’ In this episode bandmates Ethereal and Ant O'Donnell. duo whose music is inspired by the best of Anthony and the Johnsons, London Grammar and Portishead. In the episode they discuss the disrespect shown to trans identities, the Marvel vs DC comic wars and Veganism. Useful links:  Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on https://twitter.com/InTheKeyOfQ (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/inthekeyofq/ (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/InTheKeyOfQ/ (Facebook). Ethereal and the Elevated over on https://open.spotify.com/track/4epDilqIy4tFwxRakfe045?si=OGRTL58MR3KJnw5VYAxKRA&nd=1 (Spotify), https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_ebkcntYmnEL0vMIAGiLA (YouTube), https://www.facebook.com/etherealandtheelevated (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/etherealelevated/ (Insta), https://twitter.com/etherealhealing (Twitter). Trans support groups in the https://www.transunite.co.uk/ (UK), the https://www.glaad.org/transgender/resources (USA) and https://lgbt.foundation/who-we-help/trans-people/resources-for-trans-people (globally). Coming next Quesday is Aris Ziagos. Dan Hall is a TV, film and audio producer whose credits include the podcast series ‘Been There Done That with Susan Osman’, ‘Cher and the Loneliest Elephant’ and ‘Freddie Mercury: The Final Act’. Support this podcast
30-11-2021
27 mins
Oli Spleen
‘After I got the diagnosis I start having lots of unprotected sex because I thought, “Well why did I even bother to be careful if I still managed to have this?”. In retrospect, I should have just enjoyed it.' Oli Spleen comes this week from the ever-sunny seaside shores of Brighton in England. His first album was released in 2013. Titled ‘Fag Machine’ it was a Velvet Underground-tinged take on Queer life. His most recent album is 2020’s ‘Night Sweats and Fever Dreams’ and is a complex and moving work inspired by the HIV / AIDS epidemic. Oli discusses in the episode how HIV brought him dangerously close to dying and the effect that crystal meth addiction has had on his personal life. This episode also contains discussion of suicide, so listener discretion is advised. Useful links: Help for suicidal thoughts from the UK’s https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/ (NHS). Oli’s pages at https://olispleen.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp) and https://www.youtube.com/user/OliSpleen (YouTube). Help for crystal meth addiction at https://dean.st/chemsex/chems-crystal-meth/ (56 Dean Street). Useful info about HIV AIDS from https://www.lgbthero.org.uk/Pages/Category/hiv (GMFA). Compilation of death references in Fraggle Rock via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBA2tokFOsk (YouTube). Domestic violence and abuse, support resources from https://www.stonewall.org.uk/domestic-violence-and-abuse-resources-lgbt-people (Stonewall). The podcast can be financially supported at https://www.patreon.com/inthekeyofq (patreon.com/inthekeyofq) where for as little as five US dollars a month subscribers can access exclusive interview contact with every guest. Keywords: #HIVAIDS #HIVDiagnoses #CrystalMethAddiction #CrystalMeth #VelvetUnderground #QueerSon #FraggleRock #JimHenson #Queercore #BoysInMakeUp #BoysInDrag #FraggleRock #DeathObsession Support this podcast
23-11-2021
43 mins
Mr Slade
‘In our attempt to be accepted by mainstream media we’ve exchanged leather parties for quiche partiers and BBQs with neighbours.’ Mr Slade’s sound features tinges of Grunge mixed with the British 80s Goth scene, a splattering of Punk’s guitar fury and a smidge of Pop. He discusses how an empowering Arts High School saved him from the familiar classroom Queer experience of isolation. He talks about the compromises Queer culture has made to be accepted into the mainstream, and also the homophobia, sexism and racism behind Rock’s hatred of Disco. Useful links: Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Mr Slade’s https://mrslademusic.com/ (homepage). Mr Slade on social media: Instagram Mr Slade’s music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TqQ9VJggVOUwAGXYt19QL (Spotify), https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mr-slade/1521977045 (Apple Music) Billy Idol made us gay! See him on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZQaYKZMTI (YouTube). And so did Sinitta’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DqwRKqyMk (So Macho). Living with HIV with Matthew Hodson on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ul_mJKHzdc (YouTube). Trailer for the HBO film, The Normal Heart on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpPou_eDisQ (YouTube). Blake Mundell discusses his complex relationship with religion. https://player.captivate.fm/episode/80ab65df-042a-4eb0-a4b5-5c975b83e7ea (Click here). “Dear Straight Acting Gays” on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXIsi2CRu4 (YouTube). ‘When I grew up in the 1980s I almost never heard pop songs where openly gay men sang about their truths,’ says Dan Hall. ‘But these days there are plenty of songs where openly Queer men sing their truths. This podcast aims to celebrate those musicians and raise the profile of their music so we can feel connected, heard and not alone.’ To hear the Series 1 30s promo, https://www.dropbox.com/s/7plgec4ktlzwk7m/30s%20S1%20Spot_v2_18LUFS.mp3?dl=0 (please click here.) Earlier highlights include https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7b66c7ac-42b3-4e0e-8fa4-a7223772a40c (Carrington Kelso), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/22a8a089-46ae-4489-bb45-a30e933eb365 (Brendan Maclean), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b05248dd-d2e7-41ce-9779-3f6189bcb83e (Emmet Michael), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/240a098a-dab5-4061-9146-d7e700f1178d (Matt Fishel), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a69ce-d7e1-4376-abc8-62c57350fb43 (Bowie Special with Janette Mason & David McAlmont), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9d311c5-5903-4c5f-8ceb-86c040e944eb (The IZM), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d40975e0-ebc7-4e43-91ca-93ec4a70df55 (Tom Goss), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e21ae566-a86a-4fc8-a5ba-b6a4fd4c1350 (Rebel Will), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2da0a6fe-1769-4025-bdd3-0525ce0987d5 (Jsky), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/80ab65df-042a-4eb0-a4b5-5c975b83e7ea (Blake Mundell), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/6874f5f9-af3f-41a7-b565-963aa8d1e48f (Aruan Duvall), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/be2edbc9-9f5c-4580-b5eb-c5370a9f356c (Vincent DiGeronimo), and the Black Queer America specials (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/92ce250c-6fc7-4909-9f44-7d66fc59d21e (Part 1) and https://player.captivate.fm/episode/520e56c0-8996-4a2e-a229-dae9120e00b4 (Part 2)). Support this podcast
16-11-2021
40 mins
Kieran Lewis (aka "Sevenths")Tramel
‘I think DaBaby is not understanding that the world is changing. And what I will say is that he has to have more of a higher standard of quality when it comes to dealing with people.’ Tramel is the star of the popular reality YouTube series G-Status. In 2020 he released the critically-acclaimed EP, ‘Six Page Letter’ and this year two follow-up singles, ‘Favourite’ and ‘Popped Off’. He discusses his time on the show, and how honest conversations got him into hot water. He also chats about being outed and the legacy effect it had on his education and new-found Queer community. Useful links: Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Tramel’s music videos for ‘https://youtu.be/T9ZIwEX4Ff0 (Popped Off)’, ‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7WaklMHA34 (It’s Real)’ and ‘https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BJ6ZqA7P9g (Single)’. Tramel on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnIAMCoKPADEi_qLrGUaeQ (YouTube), https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/tramel/six-page-letter-2?ltclid=23a7ca68-615c-4116-9427-8b96e44d4782 (Distrokid), https://open.spotify.com/album/1P3qltnnKUSWY9c1VsOWhb?si=hTy9wo72TNqHVhtsCZUSxA&ltclid=12edde4b-97df-4f6f-97b0-3fa4fcd372b1&nd=1 (Spotify), https://music.apple.com/us/album/six-page-letter/1532657046?ltclid=2ebf8fd0-134a-48cc-8502-ba148f8e8213 (Apple Music) and https://tidal.com/browse/album/155933656?play=true&ltclid=505cce60-0709-4147-9972-0484d56415e2 (Tidal). Tramel performs the song ‘Single’ live on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM0YIDUk7Ek (YouTube). Tramel’s social media on https://www.instagram.com/iam_tramel/?hl=en (Insta) and https://twitter.com/harris_tramel?lang=en (Twitter). Help with being outed from https://www.minus18.org.au/articles/what-to-do-if-you've-been-outed-before-you're-ready (Minus18) and The https://www.indy100.com/people/how-to-cope-if-outed-before-ready-shahmir-sanni-vote-leave-whistle-blower-stonewall-8276366 (Independent). ‘Why do so many LGBT people suffer from mental health problems?” from the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnUqDjCqg0A (BBC). Fellow Georgie peach, Wuhryn Dumas’s episode of https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8499f3af-4a24-4f54-bb87-ff4048758eb8 (In the Key of Q). “Don’t talk with your hands” Ty McKinnie’s episode of https://player.captivate.fm/episode/492b004a-5c0c-4196-8715-5bfe4e2eca33 (In the Key of Q). “If you can’t be funny without tearing someone down, then you’re not funny” JR Price’s episode of https://player.captivate.fm/episode/f2a29465-a762-4698-b253-7d879a18454c (In the Key of Q). Tramel’s partner The Prince on https://www.instagram.com/kiid_fro/?hl=en (Insta). ‘When I grew up in the 1980s I almost never heard pop songs where openly gay men sang about their truths,’ says Dan Hall. ‘But these days there are plenty of songs where openly Queer men sing their truths. This podcast aims to celebrate those musicians and raise the profile of their music so we can feel connected, heard and not alone.’ To hear the Series 1 30s promo, https://www.dropbox.com/s/7plgec4ktlzwk7m/30s%20S1%20Spot_v2_18LUFS.mp3?dl=0 (please click here.) Earlier highlights include https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7b66c7ac-42b3-4e0e-8fa4-a7223772a40c (Carrington Kelso), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/22a8a089-46ae-4489-bb45-a30e933eb365 (Brendan Maclean), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b05248dd-d2e7-41ce-9779-3f6189bcb83e (Emmet Michael), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/240a098a-dab5-4061-9146-d7e700f1178d (Matt Fishel), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a69ce-d7e1-4376-abc8-62c57350fb43 (Bowie Special with Janette Mason & David McAlmont), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9d311c5-5903-4c5f-8ceb-86c040e944eb (The IZM), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d40975e0-ebc7-4e43-91ca-93ec4a70df55 (Tom Goss), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e21ae566-a86a-4fc8-a5ba-b6a4fd4c1350 (Rebel Will),... Support this podcast
02-11-2021
40 mins
Venn SmythTommy AtkinsCory StewartDaniel Versus the World
‘There’s enough boring straight people making boring straight people music, isn’t there? You look at the charts and it’s still Ed-fucking-Sheeran.’ Daniel Vs the World released in 2016 his album ‘Remember Who You Are’ which features the records ‘Thank You’ and ‘5 By 5’ alongside ten other catchy tracks. In this episode he talks about the challenges growing up when you’re the have-nots and your schoolmates are the haves. He discusses his passion for strong female artists, and shares exclusively with In the Key of Q audiences two demos of upcoming records.   Useful links:  Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Daniel Vs the World on https://danielversustheworld.bandcamp.com/ (Bandcamp), https://twitter.com/danvstheworld?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/danielversustheworld/ (Facebook), https://open.spotify.com/artist/5RXxVykWGQCh4VlkPiKVqq (Spotify) and https://music.apple.com/us/artist/daniel-versus-the-world/1191527318 (Apple Music). The episode also discusses In the Key of Q alumni https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/brendan-maclean-in-the-key-of-q (Brendan Maclean), https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/carrington-kelso (Carrington Kelso) and the Black Queer America Specials (https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/black-and-queer-part-1 (Part 1) and https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/black-and-queer-part-2 (Part 2)). Earlier highlights include https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7b66c7ac-42b3-4e0e-8fa4-a7223772a40c (Carrington Kelso), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/22a8a089-46ae-4489-bb45-a30e933eb365 (Brendan Maclean), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b05248dd-d2e7-41ce-9779-3f6189bcb83e (Emmet Michael), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/240a098a-dab5-4061-9146-d7e700f1178d (Matt Fishel), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a69ce-d7e1-4376-abc8-62c57350fb43 (Bowie Special with Janette Mason & David McAlmont), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9d311c5-5903-4c5f-8ceb-86c040e944eb (The IZM), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d40975e0-ebc7-4e43-91ca-93ec4a70df55 (Tom Goss), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e21ae566-a86a-4fc8-a5ba-b6a4fd4c1350 (Rebel Will), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2da0a6fe-1769-4025-bdd3-0525ce0987d5 (Jsky), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/80ab65df-042a-4eb0-a4b5-5c975b83e7ea (Blake Mundell), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/6874f5f9-af3f-41a7-b565-963aa8d1e48f (Aruan Duvall), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/be2edbc9-9f5c-4580-b5eb-c5370a9f356c (Vincent DiGeronimo), and the Black Queer America specials (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/92ce250c-6fc7-4909-9f44-7d66fc59d21e (Part 1) and https://player.captivate.fm/episode/520e56c0-8996-4a2e-a229-dae9120e00b4 (Part 2)). Coming next Quesday is Cory Stewart. Support this podcast
05-10-2021
41 mins
Joey Salinas
‘It shouldn’t come down to heteronormative or gay. It should just come down to human interactions and relationships.’ Joey hails from Northern Virginia in the United States and is the oldest of four children. His music entertains a myriad of genres include dance, R&B, rock, Latin fusion, and electro beats. Whilst his material is mainstream, he never strays from his core intersectional identity as a gay man of Latin descent. In this episode he talks about growing up in the multicultural regions around Washington DC, and the freedom that performing on stage gave him from an early age. He discusses being negatively profiled due to his Latin heritage and shares his thoughts on the Queer community’s fetishization of race. Useful links: Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Joey over on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjR-FdruPAtr6Knt5zNhzA (YouTube), https://www.instagram.com/joeysalinas/?hl=en (Insta), https://music.apple.com/us/album/wonderland/458670159?i=458670199 (Apple Music), https://www.facebook.com/JoeySalinasMusic (Facebook), https://twitter.com/JoeySalinasPage (Twitter), https://soundcloud.com/joeysalinas (Soundcloud) and https://open.spotify.com/album/17fsKqhmCBqnBddF20N9Sh?highlight=spotify:track:48Ree0i2vg0G4OwSmaIW85#context (Spotify). The episode also discusses In the Key of Q alumni https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/tom-goss (Tom Goss) and The https://inthekeyofq.com/episode/the-izm-republished (IZM). ‘When I grew up in the 1980s I almost never heard pop songs where openly gay men sang about their truths,’ says Dan Hall. ‘But these days there are plenty of songs where openly Queer men sing their truths. This podcast aims to celebrate those musicians and raise the profile of their music so we can feel connected, heard and not alone.’ Earlier highlights include https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7b66c7ac-42b3-4e0e-8fa4-a7223772a40c (Carrington Kelso), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/22a8a089-46ae-4489-bb45-a30e933eb365 (Brendan Maclean), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b05248dd-d2e7-41ce-9779-3f6189bcb83e (Emmet Michael), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/240a098a-dab5-4061-9146-d7e700f1178d (Matt Fishel), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a69ce-d7e1-4376-abc8-62c57350fb43 (Bowie Special with Janette Mason & David McAlmont), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9d311c5-5903-4c5f-8ceb-86c040e944eb (The IZM), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d40975e0-ebc7-4e43-91ca-93ec4a70df55 (Tom Goss), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e21ae566-a86a-4fc8-a5ba-b6a4fd4c1350 (Rebel Will), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2da0a6fe-1769-4025-bdd3-0525ce0987d5 (Jsky), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/80ab65df-042a-4eb0-a4b5-5c975b83e7ea (Blake Mundell), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/6874f5f9-af3f-41a7-b565-963aa8d1e48f (Aruan Duvall), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/be2edbc9-9f5c-4580-b5eb-c5370a9f356c (Vincent DiGeronimo), and the Black Queer America specials (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/92ce250c-6fc7-4909-9f44-7d66fc59d21e (Part 1) and https://player.captivate.fm/episode/520e56c0-8996-4a2e-a229-dae9120e00b4 (Part 2)). Coming next Quesday is Daniel Versus the World. Support this podcast
28-09-2021
34 mins
Ryan Cassata
‘Why would you choose hate over love? It’s so much easier to be kind and to love people. So why wouldn’t you just chose that?’ This week’s guest discusses how one tiny guitar led him to becoming an award-winning sing-songwriter. Ryan talks about being one of the first trans youths to come out on American national television, and how his Faith has been an integral part of the love he feels both to the outside world and most importantly, to himself. Useful links: Support the pod at http://patreon.com/inthekeyofq (Patreon) and gain access to exclusive interviews with every guest. Let’s chat about #QueerMusic on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Ryan's http://www.ryancassata.com/ (homepage). Ryan on social media: https://twitter.com/ROCassataMusic (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/ryancassata (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/ryancassata/?hl=en (Insta). Ryan's music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVru2rpfR2Fk8h7TofuzavQ (YouTube), https://www.bandsintown.com/a/1142369 (Bandsintown), https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ryan-cassata/525467132 (Apple Music), https://soundcloud.com/ryancassata (Soundcloud), https://open.spotify.com/artist/0tFlCZaGI6bC1XxtfzIhmG (Spotify) Resources for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and LGB people from https://www.trans.ac.uk/ResourcesInformation/Helplines/tabid/7257/Default.aspx (TransEDU), https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/gender-identity/ (Supportline) and https://londonfriend.org.uk/helpline/ (London Friend). What the bible says about homosexuality, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGNZQ64xiqo (TED-X). Natalie Merchant performing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zpYFAzhAZY (Wonder). Why feminists should support transgender rights, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk1NO1BB7KQ (TED-X).  ‘When I grew up in the 1980s I almost never heard pop songs where openly gay men sang about their truths,’ says presenter and producer Dan Hall. ‘But these days there are plenty of songs where openly Queer men sing their truths. This podcast aims to celebrate those musicians and raise the profile of their music so we can feel connected, heard and not alone.’ To hear the Series 1 30s promo, https://www.dropbox.com/s/7plgec4ktlzwk7m/30s%20S1%20Spot_v2_18LUFS.mp3?dl=0 (please click here.) Earlier highlights include https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7b66c7ac-42b3-4e0e-8fa4-a7223772a40c (Carrington Kelso), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/22a8a089-46ae-4489-bb45-a30e933eb365 (Brendan Maclean), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b05248dd-d2e7-41ce-9779-3f6189bcb83e (Emmet Michael), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/240a098a-dab5-4061-9146-d7e700f1178d (Matt Fishel), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ac6a69ce-d7e1-4376-abc8-62c57350fb43 (Bowie Special with Janette Mason & David McAlmont), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b9d311c5-5903-4c5f-8ceb-86c040e944eb (The IZM), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d40975e0-ebc7-4e43-91ca-93ec4a70df55 (Tom Goss), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e21ae566-a86a-4fc8-a5ba-b6a4fd4c1350 (Rebel Will), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/2da0a6fe-1769-4025-bdd3-0525ce0987d5 (Jsky), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/80ab65df-042a-4eb0-a4b5-5c975b83e7ea (Blake Mundell), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/6874f5f9-af3f-41a7-b565-963aa8d1e48f (Aruan Duvall), https://player.captivate.fm/episode/be2edbc9-9f5c-4580-b5eb-c5370a9f356c (Vincent DiGeronimo), and the Black Queer America specials (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/92ce250c-6fc7-4909-9f44-7d66fc59d21e (Part 1) and https://player.captivate.fm/episode/520e56c0-8996-4a2e-a229-dae9120e00b4 (Part 2)). Support this podcast
21-09-2021
34 mins

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