Gay/Straight Update: You Prob'ly Think This Blog Is About You

Gay Guy,

Big news (CNN). Carly Simon has revealed that the subject of her anti-guy tirade "You're So Vain," was not one of the high-profile straight lotharios who have crossed her path (James Taylor, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson).

If you play the new version of the song backwards, she identifies David as the man in question. So speculatively, it turns out the arrogant object of her wrath was more likely her producer, David Geffen, who, although gay, was perhaps too focused on the career of another rival songstress, Joni Mitchell.

I only point this out because the circumstance of straight women finding GAY guys to be comparatively insensitive is so effing rare. It's good to be out of that spotlight for a change. Deal with it, GG.

C'mon, the lyrics rhymed his "scarf was apricot" with a line about dancing the "gavotte," and even in 1972, that must have been a tipoff. Or was gaydar still in the R&D phase?

--Straight Guy


Straight in Upstate said...

I dunno, SG, it WAS the 70s. I think everyone in the music industry was wearing apricot scarfs - dancing a gavotte is more questionable, but then again, when's the last time you saw GG gavotting around the photocopier at work?

Straight Guy said...

Last Tuesday. 3:30 p.m.

Gay Guy said...

SG: You LOVED it.

SteveA said...

I love this song and still play it - I was guessing that it was about James Taylor but David Geffen - that one has me!

Straight in Upstate said...

My favorite part of the linked article: "[Warren] Beatty believes the song is about him." Don't you, don't you, don't you?

Kathryn said...

I would enjoy seeing a video of GG gavotting around the photocopier at work...on a 3:30pm!

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