Thursday, April 07, 2011

Gay Love On The High Seas

When I open a digital promo and read the words "internet sensation", more often than not I just click delete. I have seen way too many deluded 10-year-olds belting out Lady Gaga covers on YouTube to bother with that shit. But there was something different about Cosmo Jarvis. First of all, he's fucking hot. Secondly, his latest single is called "Gay Pirates" and has been given Stephen Fry's seal of approval. So it must be good. And it is. "Gay Pirates" is a romantic sea shanty about gay love on a Pirate ship. Cosmo sings about his affection for Sebastian and the trials they must overcome to stay together. Depressingly, society hasn't changed all that much since the days of piracy and buried treasure - which is why I think the song strikes such a chord with listeners. You could change the setting to love between office workers in any small town in Australia and the story would play out much the same. Only without the gang rape and plank walking. I would hope. Given the song's lyrical content, I was surprised to learn that Cosmo is straight. I guess sometimes you need an outside observer to bring a fresh perspective to a very old story. Brace yourself for the quirkiest gay anthem of 2011.

7 comments:

John said...

Did someone else take over the blog? That song is way too classy for this joint!

toyfan said...

this is very strange and interressant it reminds me of Adam & the Ants (who also was good looking), I love the fact that it's a gay tribute from a straight guy!
but I would love to see more Cosmo' cute face in the video...

rcLoy said...

The acoustic version is equally good as well.

Me said...

Beyond Fabulous! Though that Sebastian is a bit of a minger and not worth walking the plank for - he should have hooked up with the barrel guzzling one wearing the red jacket.

Anonymous said...

I love this. Thanks for posting!

Archibald said...

This can't succeed in reality, that is what I think.
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RiversCroft said...

I got to know him with this song. Since then, I'm addicted to him and his music. He's a genius.