Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Gay Pimp Is My Hero

I know I must sound like a broken record but I find the new wave of gay pop acts unbearably shit. This is not open for discussion. Darren Hayes is a personality free zone, Will Young is a complete waste of space, Anthony Callea is a repulsive dwarf, Mika is a fugly hypocrite who wont even confirm that he's into cock and I really couldn't give a flying fuck about Rufus Wainwright, his cunt sister or his well hung German boyfriend. After the fabulous heights scaled by Pete Burns, Boy George and Paul Parker in the 1980s - how did it come to THIS? Thankfully, there is still one gay artist who makes brilliant pop music and actually has something to say. His name is Jonny McGovern and I worship the dirty, gay ground he walks on.

Jonny is probably best known as the Gay Pimp, the dashing superstar homosexual behind youtube classics "Soccer Practice" and "Lookin' Cute, Feelin' Cute". Mr McGovern started his career as a stand up comic before unintentionally revolutionising gay pop as we know it. The genius which "Soccer Practice" and "Lookin' Cute, Feelin' Cute" display is really quite dazzling. The Gay Pimp character is a human banner that screams "fuck you" to the multitude of gangster rappers who perpetuate homophobia in their lyrics. Jonny uses a medium known for its intolerance, turns it inside out and creates a queer utopia. Moreover, he has crafted two shining pop gems that work just as well without their hilarious videos. This is what, in my opinion, separates Jonny from other internet "celebrities". Behind the amusement lies one hell of a gifted songwriter.

In case you are the one gay who still hasn't seen the video for "Soccer Practice", brace yourself for one of the best pop songs of the decade!


The follow up "Lookin' Cute, Feelin' Cute" is an even bolder political statement. I can't emphasise how important it is to hear a gay man sing lyrics like "We can't get married but that's ok, we like to fuck too much anyway". It's not only amusing but it packs one hell of a punch. Unlike Darren Hayes and Elton John, who bleat on about their crappy gay marriages, Jonny says "fuck you and your hetero customs" and personally, I couldn't agree more. Don't even get me started on the fabulous Gayboy Bunnies or the dirty, gay breakdown. Respect!


After taking a brief leave of absence, Jonny returned earlier this year with a hot new song and recently released his second album "Gays Gone Wild". The sound is distinctly harder and more dance orientated but the humour is still there and Jonny's knack for touching on important gay issues remains uncanny. Songs like "Girl, I Fucked Yo' Boyfriend", "Bossy Bottom" and "Don't Fall In Love With A Homo" are musical snapshots of gay life in all its fucked up glory. One of my favourites is "Electroboy". What's not to like about a song that begins with the words "your asymmetrical haircut is making me hot"? I wasn't overly taken with the lead single "Something For The Fellas (That Like Fellas)" when I first heard it but it's a grower and the video is certainly memorable. I think the tranny rapper deserves her own album. What a fabulous bitch!


Here is a short clip of Jonny performing "Don't Fall In Love With A Homo" at a recent gay pride event. I wish I was there to worship the Gay Pimp in person!


I've uploaded "Soccer Practice" and an older version of "Electroboy", which was free to download from Jonny's website a couple of years ago.

The CD versions of these songs are much better quality and slightly remixed. "Soccer Practice" is available on Gay Pimp's first album "Dirty Gay Hits", which you can and should purchase here. The new and improved "Electroboy" can be found on Jonny's brilliant new album "Gays Gone Wild", which is available from iTunes and CD Baby. You can find out more about Jonny's music on his stunningly gay website.

11 comments:

Tallsonofagun said...

Love this. Thanks for posting it. I agree about a lot of what you say (not everything), but I can definitely agree that Jonny McGovern is a breathe of fresh air in the world of guarded and hesitant gay pop stars. It´s nice to see someone who likes to fuck for fuck´s sake and isn´t afraid to sing about it. Your blog is great. Thanks again for the posts.

Trash Addict said...

Thanks for your kind comment!

I think Jonny is important and it's great to have a gay voice that doesn't shy away from the more confronting aspects of gay life. Those other gay pop stars are far too warm and fluffy for me!

Ro Ro said...

Why u kids so nasty? acting all so trashy! why can't u be classy like miss shirley bassey?

Ro Ro said...

Actually it's not just one tranny rapper they're a group he produces called La'Mady. I have their single off the NYC Mix Tape if u want i can upload it for u. All the artists he's producing are pretty fierce. One of my fave songs samples paula abduls cold hearted called showgirl i shall upload some high lites on my blog for u. You rock gurline! hugz

Trash Addict said...

RoRo - How are you, girl? I would love to hear some La'Mady! All of the stuff Jonny produces is totally fagulous. I can't wait!

Miss Halliwell said...

OH MY GAWD! I have finally found the celebrity homo to be my next husband once this one is dead!

Absolutely fantastic! Soccer Practice is grrrrrrrreat! hey dude!

LOL

I love this guy! I am going to hunt down every cd i can of his!

Right now!

Miss H
x

Thanks Mike for making an old dear very happy!

Tallsonofagun said...

I gotta go check out his website and see all the stuff he´s involved in. Thanks for all the info. Any other queer artists out there that deserve some recognition that maybe I haven´t heard of? I´m always looking for new good out artists.

Trash Addict said...

I thought he's be up your alley, Deirdre. Buy his albums on CD Baby and tell him that I sent you! You really should sing a duet with him. I'm sure once Jonny hears your international smash hit, "Get You're Curtains Parted", he would beg to work with you!

Mr Sonofagun - Jonny has produced a number of other gay artists. Ro Ro (who left a couple of comments) has posted some of them on his amazing blog:

http://rororemix.blogspot.com/

You should also probably check out Kevin Aviance, Jeffre Star and the ultra sexy Cazwell!

Ro Ro said...

What a dream that would be. I bet Jonny would love to produce Diedre and then we can gasm at the end result! we shall have a gaytopia of real talent! make it happen Diedre. lol

Miss Halliwell said...

I have the Kevin Aviance single Din Da Da from many moons ago. It is very lyrically lacking, but it's a fab tune...

The front sleeve is a pic of a bald tranny! Not me as i was sick that day...

I would LOVE to work with Jonny...someone email him my details ;) LOL....

Jamie said...

I love 'Soccer Practice'. My boyfriend had it as his ringtone but he is a bit of a jock....