Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bye Bye Miss American Pie

A very good friend sent me this video.  While I see touches of Fox News in it and no depictions of a gay couples, nonetheless, I think it is a feel good video.  Still, it would have been nice to see a gay couple or two to reflect the real diversity of American culture.  Enjoy.


  1. I don't know, Ron. Some of those guys looked pretty gay to me. What did you want them to do, show a gay pride parade?
    Great Vid! I really don't know how that make such a thing. m.

  2. Mark,
    Looking at the video again I'm pretty sure there were a few gay guys there but they were all in the closet. No, not a gay pride parade but perhaps two same sex couples dancing matter of faculty. I saw that Fox News truck and that's what made me suspicious. You know in the Fox News world there are no gays allowed. Also, see my previous post. I wish the drag queens would take a break from the gay pride parades this month. How about just regular folks who happen to be the same sex?

  3. Apart from your understandable reservations, Ron, that was marvellous. Would you believe that my eyes were starting to moisten? America at its best - or very nearly best. Also, not often when one gets to hear this enigmatic song in such a long version.

    Btw Was the Madonna single of this song (around 6 or 7 years ago, I think) not a hit in the U.S.? I think it got to No 1 here briefly, but it was said that she wished she'd not been swayed by her friend, (gay) actor Rupert Everett, to record the song. It was panned here by the music 'critics' but I must say I really did like it a lot, even though it was a much shortened version. And, oh yes, her video DID show gay couples!

  4. Ron,

    That's an amazing video. I'd like to see how they made it.


  5. Ray,

    I got a little choked up when I watched this video also. I liked it a lot.

  6. That's what I was thinking Larry. "How did they make that?" A lot of planning went into that music video.

  7. Thanks for stopping by this week!

    Nice video. Is it weird that I know all the words to American Pie and could sing it to you (or whoever) upon request?

  8. I love this song Ron and will put your blog on Facebook.
    I want to believe the gentlemen in the cars where gay.

  9. I guess it was shot in Grand-Rapids Michigan with 3,000 residents.

    I wish I could find a "You Tube" of the planning and making of the video.

  10. Pumpkin,
    I think quite a few of us of a 'certain age group' know ALL the words to "Miss American Pie". It is almost like our anthem.

  11. Nadege,

    I noticed the gentlemen in the car. I have a feeling that they were gay. If they were, I'm glad the video presented them that way instead of as nuns in drag on roller skates which is usually how gay men are presented in parades.


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