‘Cause I gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith

It’s no secret that I love 80s music.  George Michael was no exception, he was even one of my first crushes (along with Corey Haim and Jordan Knight) as well as being musically brilliant.  My husband bought me a record player for Christmas, so the first thing I did upon learning of George passing away was pull out my Wham! records, which was an intriguing new listening experience.
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Deaf girl hears sappy songs.

Last fall, we had the fortune of seeing Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs live at The Cabaret – the most intimate venue in town.  I really enjoyed his performance, as I’ve been a fan for a long time, but his stories and humor were mostly lost on my mostly deaf ears.  His voice, and the songs, and his stage presence were enough to make me happy.  But I was definitely missing something, as everyone around me was laughing and I was trying to figure out even vaguely what he was talking about.

Then we saw him again last night and it was a totally different experience.

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