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A Conversation With David J

David J modestly says on his Facebook page, “Founding member of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets now flying solo with the help of talented friends.” In conversation with Norman B, the man who wrote the lyrics for Bela Lugosi’s Dead is equally humble. “He graciously chatted openly, and shared his thoughts on all manner of topics without hesitation.” Says the Life Elsewhere host. David recalls how he and the other members of Bauhaus began to have their doubts about the length of the song until the forward-thinking boss of Small Wonder records insisted they release the track in all its original glory. He goes on to talk about how the band was frustrated by the Goth moniker, how he would often initiate a track by taking the lead with his bass. David tells of the musicians he has worked with and who he has always wanted to work with. A poignant story about buying his first David Bowie album leads David J to remember being mocked for liking the gender-bending star and getting beat up in the process. He doesn’t flinch from talking about the hoary old rock ’n’ roll prerequisites of sex and drugs, nor does he shy away from mentioning the personality difficulties all bands seem to have at one time or another. It’s a one-of-a-kind conversation, typical of Norman B’s ability to move beyond the interviewer role by inviting us to eavesdrop on a private dialogue between friends.

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The Latest Podcast Featuring Homoeroticism, Goth Music & Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Available Now!

Effervescent author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz talks about an era where all medical operations, no matter how brutal or invasive, were performed on patients who were wide awake and screaming. She interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the “P. T. Barnum of the surgery room”  in her new book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern MedicineYou’ll hear all about the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities.

No matter how many States ponderously legalize same-sex marriage or celebrated news anchors and sports stars come out, the depiction of two men embracing will cause immediate gasps of surprise. Should we presume then, that heterosexual male fantasies continues to dominate and guide mass media output? Images of woman on woman action are showing all over the media recently, yet male homoerotica is conspicuous by its absence. Three experts join Norman B to discuss “Who’s Afraid Of Homoeroticism?” Jesse Bering, associate professor and author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of UsRachel Hills, author of the forthcoming, “The Sex Myth” and Anise K. Strong, assistant professor of history who has published articles on Spartacus, HBO’s “Rome” and an upcoming article on the representation of rape in modern historical television dramas.

A listener who proudly announces she is a “Genuine Goth!” selects the quintessential Goth band, Bauhaus and their cut, Boys for this week’s Hit That Never Was.

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