Apr 1, 2014

Frankie's Turn at Metamorphosis

Go on Frankie! Thank you for giving my tribe the "church" we needed when we strutted into the Paradise Garage. Sometimes,  I turn to the sonic medicine you gave this lost queer boy, whenever I need healing.

All of my senses are re-activated when I remember the first time I walked into the Garage, while you played the House Music all night long.

I found my place in the GLBT world on Christopher St. and you gave us our soundtrack. I stomped to the beats because this baby wanted to ride.

I also remember meeting you at the Roxy one night. Willi Ninja and I went to the DJ booth to give you some love. I was so impressed that you were kind to us.

You then focused on giving the crowd the music they needed to feel connected while feeling fab and free.

Your work saved many lives, which in my mind makes your work divine. Now, papito go onto the divine and learn about how you mattered in this mortal coil.

I love you. I thank you. I have your music to sustain me.

With gratitude,


bunnilove said...

Rain Falls always brought tears to my eyes, and this time was no different. How blessed were we that someone on this little blue planet thought of sharing this with us?? Thank you for posting such a lovely memory.

bunnilove said...

It's been suggested that he passed from complications due to Type 2 Diabetes. Dear folks, this is a completely PREVENTABLE disease. Change your diets, your stress levels, and please get moving. My heart breaks when I hear of this disease claiming so many people of color...

Unknown said...

I have spent the last few days educating myself about Frankie. I had no idea how much of what I listened to was touched either directly by him or influenced by him.
Glad to see your still blogging Allen. Big HUGS!

Allan S. said...

Hey Unkown! Yes, Frankie made House Music happen around the world. Thanks for the big HUGS. I wish this clue would help me know who sent it.

Big HUGS back to you for visiting and commenting.