What Music Speaks

A column about music, part one: Why Music Speaks

Tracy Lynne Oliver
Gay Mag
Published in
4 min readMay 22, 2019

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Illustrations by Louisa Bertman

BBecause it’s buoyed me from birth. Because it is a soothing, new skin inside my mother’s hum. Because my record player with the clown under the lid stared back at me while the shiny black spun. Because I could close my bedroom door and hide with it, in it. Because my mom blasted Streisand, Queen, Manilow and Loggins, filling the house with something…

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