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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Erasure Signed The Two Ring Circus CD 💿

Erasure Signed Two Ring Circus CD Candy Apple Blue
Erasure Signed "The Two Ring Circus" CD to Candy Apple Blue 

Having Andy Bell and Vince Clarke of Erasure autograph our Two Ring Circus CD 💿 was an incredible moment for us. This album was a big part of our childhood. We played it all the time. The song "Don't Dance" 🎵 for example has an important message that still resonates strongly with us today.

"You can step on out. You can do without. You don't have to be like every other."

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

We Are All Souls Just Temporarily Visiting a Human Body

Carly Emerick Candy Apple Blue 1997 NYC
Carly Emerick of Candy Apple Blue (1997)

We Are All Souls Just Temporarily Visiting a Human Body

Being androgynous is having possession of both masculine and feminine characteristics. My idols growing up were androgynous rebels like Boy George, Pete Burns, Marilyn, David Bowie, Divine, and even Rocky Horror's Tim Curry. I identified with them. I saw pieces of myself in them.

My life has indeed been one big strange circumstance. Quite often growing up people would misgender me. I caused quite a stir in my small hometown by just being me. Even when I lived in NYC, if I dressed like a boy, I would be called she; if I dressed like a girl, I would be called he. I just couldn't win. I never let pronouns define me and I still don't. I believe that we are so much more than our physical bodies. We are all souls just temporarily visiting a human body. The same could be said for all living creatures on this beautiful planet. 

The world has changed a lot since I was young and seeing people embrace this aspect of themselves is so refreshing. It's like the world has finally caught up to my way of thinking. Whether you identify as he, she, transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary just know that you belong here. How you choose to express your soul is up to you. In a sometimes cruel world that seems to be against anyone who is outside the realm of "normal" just remember to be kind, be respectful, be calm, and be you. 

Big love, Carly xoxo 🍬🍎🟦