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Trixie Mattel (feat. Orville Peck) - Jackson (2021)

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  1. [10]
    Loire
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    Surrender yourself to the gay future of country. Canadian Country Crooner and Masked Mystery Man, Orville Peck returns playing the Johnny Cash type alongside Earth's hardest working drag queen...

    Surrender yourself to the gay future of country.

    Canadian Country Crooner and Masked Mystery Man, Orville Peck returns playing the Johnny Cash type alongside Earth's hardest working drag queen Trixie Mattel, as a 6'3, extremely contoured, June Carter. Together they cover the 1967 country classic Jackson surprisingly close to the source, all things considered.

    With both these queer artists currently at the very top of their respective games, this collaboration was bound to happen eventually.

    Near and dear to my heart: Trixie and Orville actually met at the Calgary Stampede, one of the largest rodeos and country & western events on earth, back in 2019. My partner is very into drag race, especially Trixie Mattel, whereas I am very into Orville Peck, so this has been an incredibly exciting release for both of us.

    Jackson is part of Trixie's new EP full coverage available now.

    4 votes
    1. [7]
      cfabbro
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      As you know I am also a huge Peck fan... but like your partner, I am also a huge fan of the Queens too. And also like your partner, Trixie is easily my favorite too, as she is by far the funniest...

      As you know I am also a huge Peck fan... but like your partner, I am also a huge fan of the Queens too. And also like your partner, Trixie is easily my favorite too, as she is by far the funniest and most talented of the bunch IMO. So this was a nearly perfect collaboration for me, and one that I had no idea was in the works. Thanks for sharing this and making me aware of it, and Trixie's new album!

      Neat to hear they met at the Stampede as well! I have rather fond memories of it myself, having lived in Calgary for quite a few years as a kid. :)

      2 votes
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        Loire
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        It's been over a decade since my last Stampede, I may have to try to get down to one one of these years... Especially if Orville Peck is playing.

        Neat to hear they met at the Stampede as well! I have rather fond memories of it myself, having lived in Calgary for quite a few years as a kid. :)

        It's been over a decade since my last Stampede, I may have to try to get down to one one of these years...

        Especially if Orville Peck is playing.

        2 votes
        1. [5]
          cfabbro
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          It's been at least 30 years since my last Stampede. I really need to head back out West one of these days. :(

          It's been at least 30 years since my last Stampede. I really need to head back out West one of these days. :(

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          1. [4]
            Loire
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            You're always welcome back in (rhetorical) god's country.

            You're always welcome back in (rhetorical) god's country.

            2 votes
            1. [3]
              cfabbro
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              Hah, thanks. I was born in BC, most of my blood relatives from both sides are still out West, and I have gone to visit them a few times since moving away when I was young. But the last time I was...

              Hah, thanks. I was born in BC, most of my blood relatives from both sides are still out West, and I have gone to visit them a few times since moving away when I was young. But the last time I was out there was probably 14 years ago, and at this point I think I've actually been to Europe more times than back out West, which is kinda shameful to admit. :(

              I think one of my cousin's in BC has her wedding coming up some time in the next year-ish though, once COVID isn't an issue anymore, so hopefully I will manage to take the opportunity to head out there for that.

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              1. [2]
                Loire
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                I hope you get to see some sights. Get into the Rockies at least.

                I hope you get to see some sights. Get into the Rockies at least.

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                1. cfabbro
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                  Since we lived in/around both Vancouver and Calgary at various points, and had relatives living in the middle of, and on both sides of the Rockies, 10+ hour long road trips driving back and forth...

                  Since we lived in/around both Vancouver and Calgary at various points, and had relatives living in the middle of, and on both sides of the Rockies, 10+ hour long road trips driving back and forth through them with my family, visiting Radium and Fairmont hot springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Banff, etc. along the way, was a regularly occurring part of my childhood. And every time we have gone back out West since moving away, we have made sure to take a trip out to Banff at the very least. Last time, my father and I even went on a several days long horseback riding trek together there. So don't you worry, I will definitely make an effort to see some of the sights next time I'm out there too. ;)

                  2 votes
    2. [2]
      kfwyre
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      FINE. Now just where did I put my rhinestoned white flag again? In all seriousness, Peck has been on my to-listen list for months now (I think as a result of one of your comments, actually), and...

      Surrender yourself to the gay future of country.

      FINE. Now just where did I put my rhinestoned white flag again?

      In all seriousness, Peck has been on my to-listen list for months now (I think as a result of one of your comments, actually), and this finally spurred me to give his album a listen. What a voice!

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      1. Loire
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        I'm glad I'm making converts! I play up the "gay country" thing because it's a bit subversive and awesome but his voice is the real draw and leap years beyond anyone else in the industry right...

        What a voice!

        I'm glad I'm making converts! I play up the "gay country" thing because it's a bit subversive and awesome but his voice is the real draw and leap years beyond anyone else in the industry right now. It's a little Roy Orbison meets Johnny Cash with maybe a hint of Elvis and you just don't hear that kind of voice much these days.

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  2. eve
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    I am absolutely delighted with this. I love Orville Peck; his music, his aesthetic, boi has it goin on. This combo is so great, I am so ready for the gay future of country.

    I am absolutely delighted with this. I love Orville Peck; his music, his aesthetic, boi has it goin on. This combo is so great, I am so ready for the gay future of country.

    3 votes