Plenty of queer people hugely benefit from an online community. Gunneet accidentally became someone providing such a community on Tumblr. She is a true connaisseuse of Bisexuality providing knowledge with nice layer of comedy.
Flashback Track: Wolf Alice – Space & Time Queer Artist Spotlight: Alex Lahey – Backpack Best Live Experience: Ali Barter – Backseat Most Recent Discovery: Julia Jacklin – Pressure to Party
QueerSounds: The Covid Sessions. A new setting, slightly worse audio quality, but same old format and fantastic tunes. As my first ever guest who doesn’t reside in the Netherlands Elodie talks about her love for gaming soundtracks, CD’s and politics in music.
Flashback Track: Morikazu Aoki – Route 110 (Pokemon RSE) Queer Artist Spotlight: Aurora – Apple Tree Best Live Experience: Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give a Fuck Most Recent Discovery: Dream Bitches – Tracy Emin
This is a bit of a messy one. This episode has been on the shelf for a bit but the positive energy Joëll emerges is something I don’t want to withhold from you. Listen to him sharing his stories of love and fascination for the Mediterranean.
Flashback Track: Bouzouki Boys – To Yelasto Pedi Queer Artist Spotlight: Mahmood – Barrio Best Live Experience: Giuseppe Verdi – Va Pensiero Most Recent Discovery: La Casa Azul – La Revolución Sexual
He left his homecountry of Jamaica to go live in the Netherlands, a country he never heard of before. After this adventurous step, The Universe led Sean-Claude to spaces, both mental and physical, he never expected to be.
Flashback Track: Luther Vandross – Never Too Much Queer Artist Spotlight: Frank Ocean – We All Try Best Live Experience: Ziggy Marley – Rebellion Rises Most Recent Discovery: Ari Lennox & J. Cole – Shea Butter Baby
Belgium and the Netherlands left Brenda in a bad place, both mentally and physically. Now, it seems like she’s adhering to a stereotype, but Finland is where this metalhead found some peace of mind. However, within the metal scene there still seems to be some room for improvement.
Flashback Track: Metallica – Enter Sandman Queer Artist Spotlight: Judas Priest – Breaking the Law Best Live Experience: Gojira – Flying Wales Most Recent Discovery: Mokoma – Laske hiljaa mielessä sataan
It feels like the beginning of a second series. QueerSounds is back with Aga ans their stories from Poland, both pre- and post the fall of communism. Let’s dive into how the history of this country effects the daily lives of queer locals now.
Flashback Track: Republika – Smierc w Bikini Queer Artist Spotlight: Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. Best Live Experience: Rammstein – Deutschland Most Recent Discovery: Bauhaus – A God in an Alcove
As you might expect, hosting a podcast can be an expensive endeavour. RSS-hosting, Music Licencing, travel costs, the whole lot. It adds up. But good news! If you enjoy QueerSounds you can at least keep this podcast caffeinated. Go to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/QueerSounds to donate. Or keep your eyes peeled for a flashy plug-in on this website.
CW: Racism, War Assassination and some Sexual Content
An unstoppable force versus an immovable object. As long as racism is still a thing, Axmed will keep fighting it. In part by reclaiming his Somali background, promoting other queer, black people and reclaiming all other parts of his person at all times.
Flashback Track: Faadumo Qaasin Hilowle – Waa Habeenkii Queer Artist Spotlight: Sadeeq Ali – Get The Cake Best Live Experience: Saado Cali Warsame – Yaa Kuu Warama Most Resent Discovery: Sun – Honeycomb
With a full transition being over and done, Sophie Schers mainly focuses on the struggles of others. Both though the city council and nationally operating lobby groups she fights for the rights of trans people, disabled people, women, and so on. Sounds impressive, but being able to retreat into a nice family home or a vacation in Sweden offers some well needed moments to charge back up.
Flashback Track: Herman van Veen – Zo Vrolijk Queer Artist Spotlight: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su – 7-15-13 Best Live Experience: Regina Spektor – Samson Most Recent Discovery: Nadja Evelina – Beach House
TW: Explicit mention of racism, exoticism, depression
With mind all over the place and dito music taste, Jay is just trying to figure it all out. Childhood trauma and systematic oppression, on top of a good whole dose of being queer. It’s understandable why they’re having a hard time putting thoughts into words.
Flashback Track: M.I.A. – Paper Planes Queer artist Spotlight: Black Dresses – Death/ Bad Girl Best live experience: PUP – DVP Most recent discovery: Vektor – Recharging the Void