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March 19, 2017 4:06 AM   Subscribe

Charlie Peck records a duet cover of Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: between himself on the first day of testosterone treatment and himself 9 months later.
posted by divabat (15 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice contribution very inspiring
posted by Gulfinity at 6:13 AM on March 19


I love that song and this cover is lovely. Thanks.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:03 AM on March 19


This is extraordinary. Thank you for sharing!
posted by juliplease at 8:05 AM on March 19


This is beautiful, thank you.
posted by theseldomseenkid at 8:50 AM on March 19 [1 favorite]


That is just wonderful.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:12 AM on March 19


I love this song--what a beautiful cover. Knowing the story behind it made the duet aspect and the lyrics quite poignant. Thanks for posting it.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:15 PM on March 19


This was beautiful and touching. I hope Ruby and Charlie both find home.
posted by Bringer Tom at 2:42 PM on March 19


I didn't really know this song well, but I love this version of it. So good.
posted by limeonaire at 2:55 PM on March 19


Wow, what a difference. I'm curious: is he singing at the top of his range at the beginning, and the bottom of his range at the end, do you think? Or does his range shift that much during the nine months?
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:35 PM on March 19 [1 favorite]


Brilliant and lovely. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Toddles at 4:19 AM on March 20


ahhhhh my heart.
posted by pretentious illiterate at 6:42 AM on March 20


This was beautiful and touching. I hope Ruby and Charlie both find home.

FYI, unless you know that a particular trans person is okay with it, you shouldn't refer to them by their previous name. From an article about this performance:
“I have noted that people think I was a different person before. I guess that’s because I chose to sing to myself. Maybe it has sent the wrong message. I’m exactly the same person as before, I’ve merely shed coats,” he said.
Peck explained that in the video he uses his old name, and that some people think that gives them permission to use it. However, he stressed that it can cause discomfort for many trans people.
“I also use my previous name in the video,” Peck added. “Some people have interpreted that as clearance to use my old name: it’s never ok to talk to a trans person with their previous name as it can given them discomfort, I can’t emphasize that enough.
posted by Lexica at 11:53 AM on March 20 [3 favorites]


This is so cool! Hormones are magical!
posted by fiercecupcake at 3:13 PM on March 20


Thanks for the heads-up, Lexica. I would never have actually addressed Charlie by his previous name, but I didn't realize that merely mentioning it could be a problem, especially about a performer who did it himself. I'll tiptoe a bit more carefully in the future.
posted by Bringer Tom at 3:37 PM on March 20


I'm curious: is he singing at the top of his range at the beginning, and the bottom of his range at the end, do you think? Or does his range shift that much during the nine months?

I'm sure both are his normal range. My voice absolutely changed that much in that timeframe.
posted by AFABulous at 6:18 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]


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