Thursday, May 29, 2008

Maturing of the Internet

PHOTO-ILLLUSTRATION BY SEAN MCCABE
I remember attempting to do some internet digging on Village People lore around 8-10 years ago, and there was precious little there. In the past couple years, I've been gratified to see this void being filled. Here's a nice article by Jeff Pearlman at Spin.com on the rise of the Village People's YMCA as a mainstream sports anthem. I get all happy inside when I think of Glenn Hughes (didn't know he worked at a camera store post-'People. Thanks, Randy!--ed) and Freddy Mercury rocking arenas full of sports fans.

2 comments:

Warren said...

I can still feel my junior high school's bleachers reverberating in bones. "We will, we will rock you." Ironically enough, at the time we thought this meant we were all grown up because we'd left our grade school adoration of Elton John behind us.

Andrew said...

It's always been interesting to me that Queen seemed so rocking and masculine, but the village people were Tom of Finland caricatures...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LX0ZAvOIRIQ