Two weeks ago I received notification that the
theme for IDAHO 2008 is
“Homosexuality Is Not
It just so happened that one of the songs The
Standard Deviations has recently written, Time To Delight, spoke
directly about this theme! The song also counters a number of other
myths about queerness.
I had an impulse to record the song and make it available free by email
and download in time for May 17th.
This meant organising the following things in the space of a few days:
-Revision of a few lyrics to further underline the IDAHO theme
-Finding a time when 4 highly diarised folk could all make it to the
-Finding a studio with queer-friendly engineer capable of quick broadcast-quality recording
-Getting some dollars together
-Seeking help with photos, web technology etc
-Dealing with the producer’s reservations about recording in
his as-yet-incompletely renovated (ie. still being drilled and
painted!) recording studio
Well…thanks to many folk, it all happened in time, and we
hope you enjoy the results!
Click here to listen and/or download the song for free (2.6MB mp3 128 )
or here (4 MB mp3 192)
Click here to read the lyrics and the credits
Click here to let us know what bits you like
You can also help spread the Idaho message in the following ways:
-Directing friends to http://www.acsa.org.au/idaho.html#2008 for all
the details of the day
-Directing friends to www.thestandarddeviations.com to pick up their
free song download
-Emailing this song direct to your friends once you have downloaded it
-Requesting your local radio station to play the song, no matter where
you are in the world!
Letting us know the contact details of anyone else to whom you would
like us to send press release, music and lyrics and we’ll do
Big thanks and here’s hoping that IDAHO continues to promote
action locally, nationally and internationally which will improve the
lives of transsexual, intersex, bisexual, gay and lesbian folk and will
increase the number of places in the world where we and our allies can
truly celebrate diversity.