MusicThatMadeWE #19: Lucky Charming

1 hours, 20 minutes (audio only version)
1 hour, 59 minutes (Patreon exclusive version)

Released: March 26, 2022
Recorded: February 11, 2022

Boston’s (by way of NYC by way of Grand Rapids) Lucky Charming tells stories about the songs that make him up, from his slut soundtrack, to favorite concerts, depression, gogo picks, and of course, the boy bands in his heart.

  • Lucky Charming on WEBurlesque
  • Lucky on IG: @mrluckycharming @intellectualhomosexual
  • @IntellectHomo too, on twitter and tik tok

On this edition of The Music That Made WE, Viktor talks to Lucky Charming, a Boston based boylesquer and producer.

Listen to this episode:

“Spice Up Your Life” by Spice Girls
Lucky says: “Point A: The Spice Girls were my first entry point into mainstream pop music. Before that it was mostly just Disney soundtracks and then there was The Spice Girls Spice Up Your Life and I went “Oh real music! This is fun.” … This is the song that I need to start this list off with because this was the first song I did my own thing with for lack of a better descriptor. My fifth grade talent show I auditioned with an original choreographed dance to this song… The drama teacher who was casting the show ate it up and I had a moment and it was great.”

“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Lucky says: “Following The Spice Girls, the Backstreet Boys were my next step into popular music. They connected with me immediately. Boy bands have been my thing 5 ever… It actually took me 20 years to realize why I was so connected to boy bands and a lot of it is that they do represent the brand of masculinity that I see in myself. It was the first male archetype that I saw and identified with… This was the first song of theirs I learned.”

“My December” by Linkin Park
Lucky says: “This was me on a weekend night at home on the internet by myself kind of vibes. I only sort of came to terms with dealing with depression a few years ago, though it is clearer now I’ve been dealing with it for a larger portion of my life. This was one of the songs that encapsulated my mental health for a large part of my teenage years and still resonates with me to a certain degree.”

“Dive In The Pool” by Barris Harris feat. Pepper Mashay
Lucky says: “As I was compiling this list, I knew I needed to pick something from a Queer as Folk Soundtrack. I have collected many over the years while actually having seem very little of Queer as Folk… I was a baby gay and had been out for a couple years and was sort of at the point were I was looking forward to adulthood as an adult gay and I just kind of made the assumption that Queer as Folk would be a good representation of that and acquired all the gay techno they had on the soundtrack. This song encapsulated that most appropriately.”

“Oh What a World” by Rufus Wainwright
Lucky says: “I placed these two together for a reason. Dive In The Pool was definitely what I thought my gay adulthood would look like and probably a couple years later this next song encapsulated what came to pass… I am an introvert, I can’t party constantly and I don’t do drugs at all. I wanted to be a party boy, but I don’t like any of the things that involve partying apparently.”

“Lollipop” by Mika
Lucky says: “It was pre-show music for an off Broadway play I saw. I didn’t know the song but I thought oh this is hot and picked up some lyrics and Googled them later and I was like oh my God, I feel so personally attacked by this song in the best way possible.”

“Night Work” by Scissor Sisters
Lucky says: “I just fucking love the Scissor Sisters and knew they needed to be in here somewhere… My first introduction to them I was not as into it, but the more I listened to the lyrics… it definitely ended up being my warm up for New York album… It prepared me for being a slut… The reason I choose this song off of the album I did was because this might be an unpopular opinion, but Night Work felt like the album I waited my entire life for.”

“Pride” by American Authors
Lucky says: “I chose this because it came out right around the time I was making the decision to leave New York City… It sort of encapsulated all my emotions about leaving New York at the time I was leaving New York… I’ve often thought to myself that American Authors encapsulated my Saturn return and this song is really the pinnacle of that.”

“Can’t Get Enough of Myself” by Santigold
Lucky says: “This particular song came on at my job when I managed a hair salon in Boston and it just was another one of those things were I heard the beat and went… OK I needed this… It’s a great song and I listen to it when I need to feel better about myself.”

“Headphones” by Walk The Moon
Lucky says: “I chose this one for a couple of specific reasons. My relationship with the song started of on a much more lighthearted note…Basically [my friends] were trying to hook me up with someone in a kinky context. [They said] “He can take a beating like a good pair of headphones.” … Ultimately it resonates with me in terms of dealing with the Covid nonsense we’ve had in the past couple years and also just my work life. It reminds me that even when shit is hard in whatever context, I have survived it.”


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