My friend Robert recently asked me if I’d be willing to co-host a monthly, leather-themed radio show with him on our local Pacifica affiliate. I was flattered, of course, but also a tiny bit doubtful of his judgement, considering some of the things that flew out of my mouth the last time I was on the radio with him:
“Burn some candles, eat some babies, the usual.”
“My new drag name is ‘The Sensuality of Athleticism.'”
“Oh, right, that one Misfit who drinks too much and says inappropriate things. I hate that one.”
“You should buy stuff at the ILSb-ICBB vendor mart and then take it to the Dallas Galleria and be like, “Now, I didn’t keep the receipt…”
Robert – “We don’t always abuse our community leaders.”
Me – “Yeah. Sometimes it’s a clean kill.”
Despite the above, and the fact that I involuntarily curse like a sailor, we survived our first broadcast without FCC fines or security escorting us out of the building. And because we are all about jumping the gun, we went ahead and set up a Facebook page and a Twitter account (neither of which we’ve gotten around to actually using, but don’t let that stop you from following us). I’ve also added some info and downloads of previous shows (all one of them) here, so that you’ll be able to keep up with our
upcoming train wrecks newfound media success.
And really, I do understand that in the grand scheme of things, this whole endeavor is nothing more than two guys volunteering at a listener-sponsored radio station and goofing around to fill air time in the dead of night. But I like to think that in some small way, Robert and I are doing something that just might help our local leather community come together, and maybe even overlook individual differences in favor of solidarity.
Granted, they will be coming together and finding solidarity in never speaking to either one of us ever again after our next show, but hey, we all have to make sacrifices for the greater good. It’s just that some of us have a lot more practice with martyrdom.