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Where is middle C on a piano?

And why the strange shape of a bass drum? And who sings “I love to party with a friend” in the middle E? The first thing that comes to mind on these songs is the B-side of the band’s 1979 debut album, The Buggles’ Take Me Home. Like I said, this is a song about partying and dancing, and it’s not surprising that it ended up on a B-side to their most important record. But why and how? We’ll try to shed some light on it!

“I’m a rock star, I’ll be fine

I can make a million dollars

I make a million dollars

Now, when I was working,

If I wanted to dance around,

The last place I went

Was on the dance floor

I had two friends,

They were like “You gotta stay,

We’ll make a million.”

I was in bed,

I was sick, sick of being down

I know I ain’t always right,

But that’s life is it!

I’m gonna be fine

I can make a million dollars

I’m a rock star, I’ll be fine

I can make a million dollars

Now we’re going to be so great,

When I was working,

If I wanted to dance around,

The last place I went

Was on the dance floor

I had two friends,

They were like “You gotta stay,

We’ll make a million.”

I was in bed,

I was sick, sick of being down

I know I ain’t always right,

But that’s life is it!

In November, I participated in an online survey designed to assess the attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. It found that, although many respondents agreed that sexual orientation is not a matter of personal choice, they favored policies to protect gay people from discrimination.

To be sure, it was a non-scientific survey, but the findings, presented to a legislative body last week via a letter to the chair of the committee from 19 state attorneys general and senators, are troubling.

In a speech last month in San Francisco, Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) described her own experience battling discrimination to help protect gay people. Harris and her office pursued a nationwide strategy to fight discrimination against gay people with no budget. She