Stand and Deliver

October 18, 2008

Apologies for the dodgy post title, but it was a bit less sombre than something like Helen’s appeal on behalf of some of her friends, plus it gives me the opportunity to link to a sublime piece of 1980s pop history.

But first things first.

There are three inspirational people I’ve met online and they all do invaluable work for the trans and IS communities. I’m happy to know them and proud to call them my friends.

I have immense respect for all of them, as people, as well as for their activism. So I just want to remind everyone that each of them have PayPal donation buttons on their sites, and to ask you to consider making some contributions. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount – from each according to their means is just fine.

“Okay Helen, you convinced us – so where do we find these Paypal links, then?” Heh! Click here:

And doesn’t it feel good to do something nice for other people?

Right. And now it’s time to crank up the volume and do a happy dance to celebrate such amazing people being around.

Adam And The Ants – Stand and Deliver

I’m the dandy highwayman who you’re too scared to mention
I spend my cash on looking flash and grabbing your attention
The devil take your stereo and your record collection –
The way you look you’ll qualify for next year’s old age pension!

Stand and deliver – your money or your life!
Try and use a mirror – no bullet or a knife!

I’m the dandy highwayman, so sick of easy fashion
The clumsy boots, peek-a-boo roots that people think so dashing
So what’s the point of robbery when nothing is worth taking?
It’s kind of tough to tell a scruff the big mistake he’s making

Stand and deliver – your money or your life!
Try and use a mirror – no bullet or a knife!

And even though you fool your souls
Your conscience will be mine, all mine

We’re the dandy highwaymen, so tired of excuses
Of deep meaning philosophies where only showbiz loses
We’re the dandy highwaymen and here’s our invitation
Throw your safety overboard and join our insect nation

Stand and deliver – your money or your life!
Try and use a mirror – no bullet or a knife!

And even though you fool your souls
Your conscience will be mine, all mine

Da diddley qa qa da diddley qa qa
Da diddley qa qa da diddley qa qa

Stand and deliver – your money or your life!
Stand and deliver – your money or your life!

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2 Responses to “Stand and Deliver”

  1. Anji Says:

    That is one of my favourite songs ever! :D

    I can’t donate at the moment (I actually just had to borrow money from my best friend so I could afford milk and cheese!) but as soon as I have some disposable cash I will do so.

  2. Lisa Harney Says:

    Thank you, Helen.

    Anji, you’re in a tight spot, too! I remember your post. Sympathies. :(


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