Today the Minnesota House will vote on whether gay couples can get married in Minnesota. If it passes, the Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill on Monday, and Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign the bill, which would allow weddings between same-sex couples starting on Aug. 1.
Chan Poling of legendary Minneapolis band The Suburbs, proposed that the group’s 1983 hit, “Love Is The Law” become the unofficial theme song for the movement to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.
Here is a jazz infused cover of Love Is The Law, by Chan’s current group, The New Standards.
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” - Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
I’m feeling good to play a little music Tears running down my face ‘cause i love to do it And no one can stop this flow from flowing on A flow master of disaster with a sound that’s gone I’ll give a little shout out to my dad and mom For bringing me into this world and so on
One year ago today.
The only celebrity death that truly affected me. I was devastated when the news hit that day. Even when now i see his name somewhere or hear him in a song I get bummed out cause it just seems so unreal that he’s gone.