Newest Members
JimHouston42, GKB, MorganWut, myrlin, AaronS
12466 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
BobdaFarmer61 (53), LeeM1974 (40), MATROS48 (57), victor valdez (40)
Who's Online
1 registered (Jay1159), 57 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
12466 Members
74 Forums
64008 Topics
446738 Posts

Max Online: 418 @ 07/02/12 07:29 AM
Twitter
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#240273 - 07/26/08 03:05 AM Recently very into Cyndi Lauper-
dgoods Offline
Guest

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
-and i can think of a couple of more obvious reasons why, but please have at it, gang. Meanwhile, i just wanted your thoughts on her, and why. I'll readily admit, there's a certain aspect to her personality and songwriting that makes me want to say, "While the issues you address in your career and songs are admirable to say the least, us str8 CSA survivors need someone like you and your message, too." No offense to all my GLBT brothers/sisters out there, but though i might get ridiculously choked up over her performing a particularly touching acoustic version of "True Colors", it's probably not all for quite the same reasons. Knowing Cyndi only from afar as i do, i'm sure there'd be nothing but warmth and compassion on her part, but- to condense this strange post into a shorter form, it breaks down into two thoughts: i want to thank her for all she's done, but also want to SCREAM "What about those of us who still feel we must hide, and struggle in silence?"
She's a hero to me- just through being herself.

I don't know, i'm babbling probably. Anyone have a coherent thought to offer?

_________________________
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

Top
#240289 - 07/26/08 08:28 AM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: dgoods]
Trish4850 Offline
BoD Liaison Emeritus
MaleSurvivor<

Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey
Hi dgoods,

I'm not sure what kind of coherent thought you're looking for so I'll just say that I like Cyndi Lauper too. True Colors will send me to tears if I'm alone and make me sing right along with her if others are around. She does seem like she's a truly good person who does a great deal of charity work, not just writing checks either, she's there, especially for the children.

_________________________
If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.

Top
#240355 - 07/26/08 12:43 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: Trish4850]
dgoods Offline
Guest

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
Thanks Trish! (you know, for replying, and stuff)
I think part of it might be that Cyndi has always felt "safe" to me- even as a kid, while i always thought she was attractive, i never felt sexually intimidated by her (unlike, say, Madonna!). She's always been fierce, funny and, like Dolly Parton before her, resigned to having many people write her off as shallow or ditzy, even though the reality is far from that- willing to let the superficial people fade away while the more perceptive folks remain to appreciate what she's really about.
I know she had a tough time growing up, is very empathetic, but has always refused to be anything but herself.
IDK- I guess this is a rough time for me, and it's nice to remember that people like Cyndi (and you, and all the other great MS'ers) are around. I'll sort it all out someday eventually.

_________________________
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

Top
#240358 - 07/26/08 12:52 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: dgoods]
BJK Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1526
You know, as much as I hate pop music, Lauper has always stood out as being an artist rather than just a pop musician. Of course, the only reason I really remember her all that well is because she sang the theme song to one of my favorite movies of all time, <i>The Goonies</i>, but she also has an unmistakable voice.

Yeah, I guess I feel intimidated by most female artists who use their sexual appeal to sell records. Lauper is different, though. She's very attractive, yet she always tried to show a flambouyant side instead.

Bryan

_________________________
Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.

Top
#240457 - 07/26/08 08:56 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: BJK]
dgoods Offline
Guest

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
You mean this, Bryan?

_________________________
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

Top
#240463 - 07/26/08 09:58 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: dgoods]
BJK Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/02/07
Posts: 1526
Exactly:) How could I ever forget?

Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of my idols when I was 8. Thanks for the blast from the past.

Bryan

_________________________
Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.

Top
#240484 - 07/26/08 11:58 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: BJK]
dgoods Offline
Guest

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
Glad I could help, Bryan ;-)
Nice pic, BTW- wish I was/had been that photogenic...

_________________________
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

Top
#240491 - 07/27/08 02:28 AM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: dgoods]
1islandboy Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 862
Loc: washington
Yeah sure,

I can dig Cyndi.

Lately, I've been into Alanis Morissette, I only have the jagged little pill album.

island

p.s. Ninety Nine Red Balloons (Nina)

_________________________
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine ~ M.F. Fernandez

Top
#240541 - 07/27/08 01:00 PM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: dgoods]
CDavid Offline


Registered: 07/05/08
Posts: 184
\:D

"Vibes" is still one of my all time favorites!!

;\)

CD


Top
#240648 - 07/28/08 01:11 AM Re: Recently very into Cyndi Lauper- [Re: CDavid]
dgoods Offline
Guest

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
Here's a quote i found that might explain why Cyndi's on my mind lately.

(on speaking about her childhood)

"I survived a lot of things, but part of being a survivor is understanding boundaries; and now as an adult, I choose not to really discuss everything, because I have to show up for myself, and say 'these are my boundaries.'"

The lyrics to her song "Lies" are pretty heavy as well.


_________________________
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  ModTeam, TJ jeff 

I agree that my access and use of the MaleSurvivor discussion forums and chat room is subject to the terms of this Agreement. AND the sole discretion of MaleSurvivor.
I agree that my use of MaleSurvivor resources are AT-WILL, and that my posting privileges may be terminated at any time, and for any reason by MaleSurvivor.