Sunday, April 11, 2021
Sunday Diva/Three From the Hip: Shirley Bassey
Sunday Diva/Three From The Hip:
In my own personal big gay church, there is a wing dedicated to what can only be described as...The True Divas. These are ones who may do many things in life, but from the moment they opened their mouths to sing they became the one thing they were meant to become: a true diva.
One such passionate soul?
Dame Shirley Bassey.
Unmistakable. Riveting. Electric.
Big, bold and brassy.
Her voice possesses one of the most beautiful tones ever heard.
Everything she's done? She's done it with class.
And no one... and I mean no one, wears a gown like Shirley Bassey.
Every gesture a symphony, every sequin and feather a moment of unadulterated magic.
The gospel according to her?
Well, here are three from the hip, dropping from her lips.
The topic? Men
"I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough."
"I've always been the breadwinner and men don't like that. They turn on you. They bite the hand that feeds them. Eventually, too, they become very jealous of the love one has with an audience."
"It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women."
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
I Thought I'd Ring You - Shirley Bassey
feat. Alain Delon
Get This Party Started - Shirley Bassey
And one last parting shot...
"Diamonds never leave you... men do!"