Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Houston Voice, No. 1136, August 2, 2002
File 015
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Houston Voice, No. 1136, August 2, 2002 - File 015. 2002-08-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3893/show/3882.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

(2002-08-02). Houston Voice, No. 1136, August 2, 2002 - File 015. Montrose Voice. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3893/show/3882

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Houston Voice, No. 1136, August 2, 2002 - File 015, 2002-08-02, Montrose Voice, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 26, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3893/show/3882.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Houston Voice, No. 1136, August 2, 2002
Contributor
  • Weaver, Penny
  • Crain, Chris
Publisher Window Media
Date August 2, 2002
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
Rights In Copyright
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
Item Description
Title File 015
Transcript 14 AUGUST 2, 2002 www.houston voice.com HOUSTON VOICE dut on the bayou New Etheridge album due out next year MELISSA, from Page 13 years into the parenting experience, she says it's difficult for her to gauge the progress gay moms and dads are making. "It's hard to say because, yes. I'm a gay parent, but I'm also a famous gay parent, and famous just outdoes everything," Etheridge explains. "I'm really not the one to talk about like the real issues of gay parenting because I get the first table or whatever.. .[because I'm famous], I'm always the first in line." She does recognize the influence she can have as a famous lesbian, and that's fine by her. "It's a responsibility, and I'll take it," she says. As a parent — as in seemingly all aspects of her life — Etheridge focuses on being open. "The best thing I can ever do for the kids is be completely 100 percent honest with them and explain everything to them," she adds. "[I] explain that, yes it is unusual to have two moms...it's special, but they know others that do. You just are honest with them about the world. "You just give them the information so that they're never surprised by anything." Sure to be reflected in the next album is the singer's happiness as inspired by the love in her life, Michaels, 27, who played character Nicole Julian on television's WB series, "Popular." The pair met early last year, and Etheridge says Michaels still can be surprised by the singer's characteristic frankness. In an interview for August's Out magazine, Etheridge reveled that she and Michaels had a platonic first date, but soon got physical. "Yeah, Tammy came home a couple days ago and went, 'You told everyone we slept together on the second date!'" Etheridge says. "I went, 'I did? [gasp] Oh I did. Oops.' "She's holding it over my head for a long time," she says with a laugh. "She's gonna get a lot out of that one. That's all right." Out and open SINCE COMING OUT NEARLY A DECADE ago — and later confronting persistent specu lation about the biological father of her children, and intense scrutiny over the breakup with Cypher — Etheridge draws almost no lines between her public and personal lives. "Nothing's off limits," she says. "I do limit what I will offer up about the children. I will talk about my experiences with them, but they live their own life and I'm trying to keep as much of that in private as I can. That's probably where I'm most guarded." Open, honest and raw in the emotions she expresses via her music, Etheridge is similarly forthcoming about her own life. "It seems crazy, but there's only so much that the public really does want to know, and if you give them the basics they'll leave you .alone," she explains. "I'm from the Midwest. That sort of sensibility was in me. I've found that when I was up-front and honest that was when I was the most successful, and I was rewarded, and it was easier. "It's a lot less energy to be up-front. I've been rewarded for it," she adds. Laughing, Etheridge notes, "I have been asked everything — everything." Not surprisingly, the most-asked question of Etheridge is, "How do you write a song?" She says if there was a sure-fire formula for the art, she'd pass it along. "How do you write a song? Everyone wants to know," she says. "It starts with inspiration. That's what's always different. It can be some words, it can be a musical phrase, it can be an inspiration of a subject, of a person, of anything. "You have to start with that and then you go, what's next? Lyrics? Music? It's always different." Beyond this fall's new DVD and next year's new set of tunes, Etheridge has no concrete plans, but would like to branch out as an artist. "I would like to [do] some other things, outside of music," she muses. "I would like to try other mediums. I would like to be able to still be making my music and making songs that people want to hear and make their own. "I think that's the most important — I want to keep doing that." fP For info Melissa Etheridge in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 • Tickets: $83 Smirnoff Music Center * 1818 First Ave Dallas, Texas 75210 -214-421-1111 7:30 pm. Saturday, Aug. 10 • Tickets: $41 and up Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, Texas 77380 • 281-363-3300 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 * Tickets: $59 and up The Backyard • 13101W Hwy 71 Austin, Texas 78738 • 512-263-4146 www.rnelissaetheridge.com One Performance Only! ^^ss BOSTON FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 2002 Boston Pops Richard Rodgers Celebration Tour Sponsored by ^^ Sea*? \\ab\e'v Here's your chance to join Keith Lochhart and the Doston Tops Esplanade Orchestra as they celebrate the lOOth anniversary of the birth or Kichard Kodgers (of Kodgers and Hammerstein), one of America's most treasured songwriters. Reserved: $50/*40/$25 Lawn: $15 Tickets are available at The Pavilion on-site Ticket Office Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and day of show through intermission. Tickets are also available at all tkketmaster locations. Prices do not include service/handling fees. The 2tn ■■' ty underwritten by ® y BMW-HOUSTQtj Wjlhjjm Pre-paid preferred parking in the Bold Lot Garage is available at The Pavilion Ticket Office. http://paviliort.woodlandscenter.org 281-363-3300
File Name uhlib_31485329_n1136_014.jpg