Wednesday, 6 August 2014

oh k.d., my k.d.


Over the past few years, Canada Post has been periodically issuing stamps to honour various Canadian singer/songwriters, musicians and bands. Last week they issued one for k.d. lang! The great photo featured on the stamp was taken a few years ago when she was at her sexiest butch best. Mm, mm, mm! And before anyone asks, Canadian stamps are now self-adhesive, alas. Whaaaat? Closest I was ever gonna get.

I've seen k.d. lang in concert several times over the years but my favourite memory is of her solo outdoor Winnipeg Folk Festival concert about 22 years ago or so. She was still a country singer then and for that concert, she wore black pants and a fab silver rhinestone jacket, very retro and campy. I went to the concert with Big Bad Butch (my girlfriend at the time) and let me tell you, every lesbian in Winnipeg and surrounding area was there. We all sat together in our own huge cheering section on the grass centre-left and carried on something fierce as only wild wimmin can do!

Good times.

37 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i haven't thought of kd in a while. i LOVE her!!!

mxtodis123 said...

Haven't thought about her in awhile either. Time to dig out a little music.
Mary

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I've always loved her music!

Pickleope Von Pickleope said...

Awesome. I had a terrible song stuck in my head when I woke up, but now, thankfully, I have "Constant Craving" playing in my mental jukebox. Thank you for that. By the way, "Closest I was ever gonna get," had me laughing.

Lois said...

Would have been quite a wild concert I'm sure!!!

Jeanne said...

The pics of K.D. on the stamp is really a good one. I can still remember seeing her (on tv) perform with Roy Orbison. That was good!
{{For Shame! How could they make the stamps self-adhesive & ruin the fun!}}

Dexter Klemperer said...

I.E. "self adhesive stamps", "closest I was ever gonna get". That's hilarious! And I thought I was the only warped person with thoughts like that.

DEZMOND said...

ooh, delightful memories from a lesbifest :)

Ms Misantropia said...

Love K.D.
Can't believe she's getting old. That means I'm getting old too, and we can't have that.

The Happy Whisk said...

I didn't know she was a country singer, first. Cool beaners on the stamp. Have a great week and boogie boogie.

Jim said...

Those were the days when k.d. was country!! We saw her in Halifax when she was just becoming known. She had on this full country-square-dancin dress and was a wild woman! All over the stage! What an entertainer! And what an honour for her too to be on a 'self-adhesive' stamp!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

K.D. Lang has such an amazing voice. I'm sure she was awesome in concert! Congratulations to your country graduating to self adhesive stamps. :)

Snap said...

love K.D. ... what a voice!

bill lisleman said...

I have a few of her songs in my I-tunes. I didn't even know she was Canadian. I really like her version of Skylark.

LL Cool Joe said...

I don't really know her music but I do think she has a nice voice. She was cute when she was younger, weren't we all? Sigh.

mistress maddie said...

I have always enjoyed KD. That picture of the stamp is one of my favorites of her, I agree. Now debs go lick away anyhow!!!!

Mary said...

Sounds fun! I like her, and I hadn't thought of her in ages! Thanks for reminding me!

Sara said...

love her so much!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh....I LOVE k.d.lange.......she has kind of disappeared from the music scene....hasn't she? Too bad.

Jo

Little Messy Missy said...

K.D. is hot...that is all...
xoxoxoxoxo

Laurie M said...

you wild woman you lol!! I think she is beautiful, I think she looked so amazing in all her photos but my favorite was in the beautiful fluffy pink dress I once saw her in, ( thats the girly girl in me, lol)!!!!!

Guillaume said...

I know close to zilch about k.d. lang.

bobbybegood1 said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, kd. in the words of elton, "the bitch is back." she looks stunning. she is just AMAZING! thanks for sharing. cheers!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

You made me roar because I was thinking, Hm, do they like their stamps? Yep, my Piano Man walked into the room to see what was wrong with me. I was laughing that wildly. ;-D

Professor Chaos said...

Her rendition of "Hallelujah" at the Olympics still gives me chills when I think about it!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Its a toss up between Constant Craving and Hallelujah. Both give me shivers in the best way possible!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very, very cool! Everybody knows this amazing woman. I should go listen to some of her music...

Vanessa Morgan said...

She's famous in Belgium too. Well done, Canadians ;-)

Ol'Buzzard said...

I love k.d. Have a number of her CD's
the Ol'Buzzard

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't heard of KD Lang...UNTIL a friend invited me to her concert. I accepted, and I love her too.

DWei said...

See, the only concerts I go to are gaming related. Yeah, kind of a geek that way.

Riot Kitty said...

Nice! And I am completely ignorant, not previously knowing she is Canadian.

Dawna said...

I know one Kd song. Constant craving ?!.( i think that's the name) I loved it then , and love it now.
..'closest you were goinna get' lol!
Nice one

Birdie said...

K.D. Lang meditates and you can get her meditations through an called, Stop, Breathe & Think. The app is free but K.D.'s add on is $1.99 for 5 meditations. I will see if I can send the link to you.

JACKIESUE said...

I have been a K.D. fan since I saw her on Johnny Carson..she had boots a cowgirl skirt and shirt..she sang Johnny don't get angry..and when the gun went off and she fell to the floor I was alone in my house and I stood up and was cheering and screaming and yelling..and Carson was almost as nuts about her as I was..I love her ..and if I was going to switch teams I'd want to be on hers..my dear sweet friend Rox sent me one of her cd/s loooove it. and her.

Magic Love Crow said...

K.D. Lang rocks! Go lick the stamps Deb! Have fun ;o) LOL!

Francie M said...

Hahahah. Well I'm sure if she met you ... Anyway I saw her in Whitehorse when she was into wearing cheesey country skirts over cow boy boots. Great show. And I love the stamp! hashahaha