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You’ve Gotta Be Gay!

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I receive a number of promotional emails from publicists of various bands and other entertainers weekly.  Rarely, however, do I feel the urge to share the work of these artists with my site’s visitors.  Today, however, I do.  The video below is by Brooklyn’s folk pop collective “Balthrop, Alabama,” and it is a hoot!!!

 

Balthrop, Alabama – for those of you unfamiliar – is a folk-rock band/town founded in 2006 by Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop who adopted New York City as their home.  With a population of 11 or so, the band released its double-album debut, “Your Big Plans and Our Little Town,” in 2007.

 

“You’ve Gotta Be Gay” is featured on the band’s new album “We Have Electricity.”  The video features celebrated drag performer Murray Hill and is directed by Pascal Balthrop who describes the song as, “…a queer-positive manifesto to the benefits of facing life’s foibles with a smile.”  The campy romp is filled with jazz hands and chorus lines and is just plain fun!

 

Enjoy it and check out their website and YouTube videos.

 

 

 

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