Just a Ball Game? – MEDIA RELEASE.GOSSIP's BETH DITTO Signs pledge in support of equal marriage!
Just a Ball Game? caught up with Patrons GOSSIP on tour a couple of weeks ago and on attending the show wearing an Equal Marriage Scotland t-shirt director Lindsay England saw it commandeered by singer Beth Ditto who promptly dressed in the shirt for the remainder of the set. Here’s the story with pictures and links to the video
Link to Beth Ditto of Gossip wearing equal marriage Scotland t-shirt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh42t_PqUws&feature=player_detailpage : credit Sand Zanardy.
“YOU DON'T HAVE
TO LIVE NEXT TO ME
JUST GIVE ME MY
* Ladyfest 2001 Glasgow Scotland became the then little known American disco punk indie funk fusion band's first ever UK live performance.
* Standing in the Way of Control was written as a response to the Federal Marriage Amendment which would have constitutionally outlawed same-sex marriage in the United States. Beth says of the song: “Nobody in the States was that surprised or shocked by what Bush did, but it made everyone I know feel helpless and cheated. I wrote the chorus to try and encourage people not to give up. It’s a scary time for civil rights, but I really believe the only way to survive is to stick together and keep fighting.”
* SITWOC was re-released as it charted mainstream as the theme to teenage drama SKINS.
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