In the Key of Q is new podcast series featuring music and conversation with Queer musicians from around the world. Presented and produced by Dan Hall the show aims to celebrate these musicians, their lives, and their music, it publishes every Tuesday (‘Quesday’) and is available at inthekeyofq.com on most platforms.
This week, Dan’s guest on In the Key of Q is India-born singer-songwriter Vincent DiGeronimo, which is available NOW!
In the Key of Q… with Vincent DiGeronimo
‘There was not a day that went by that I was not called a fairy, queen, faggot. The typical slammed into lockers and all that stuff. Food was thrown at me. People saying that they wanted to hit me with their trucks or their cars.’
Vincent has a beautiful lo-fi feel to his music, as can be heard across his two albums ‘Not Again’ (2009) and ‘Think. Strings. Machines.’ (2015). His 2020 single ‘1950’ is a thoughtful lament on his father and mid-twentieth century living in New York City.
In the episode, Vincent talks about the incessant bullying that he faced in school, and how threats of physical harm forced him to finish high school with a tutor and completely miss his prom and graduation; the challenges of growing up queer amongst his peers and the overwhelming guilt of growing up Catholic. And he shares thoughts on the pain of the passing of his father and the subsequent complicated grief.
Coming next Quesday is a two-hour special, split into two episodes. “Black Queer and American” is guest presented by musician Carrington Kelso and is a round-table discussion format bringing back previous guests to discuss the intersectionality of Black and Queer cultures.
Vincent can be found on Twitter, Spotify, and Apple Music. In The Key of Q publishes every Tuesday (‘Quesday’) and is available at inthekeyofq.com, on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Gaana, TuneIn, Overcast, PlayerFM, Deezer, Saavn, and most other podcast platforms. Its social media homes are on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Artists featured to date include Matt Fishel, Brendan Maclean, Ty McKinnie, Aruan Duval, Blake Mundell SADBOY, Wuhryn Dumas, Jsky, Paul Andrews, and The IZM.