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Jamie Stewart's Start as Cartoon Fetishist


Xiu Xiu front man tells us all about his awkward, unusual rise

When Xiu Xiu frontman Jamie Stewart thinks about what lead up to his successful recording career--the band has now recorded eight full-length albums, including their newest, Always--he often thinks back to when he was just a young, gay child. He thinks about recording songs with his elementary school friends and his introduction to The Beatles.

He also thinks about "Fred Flintstone's Luscious Dick."

Since he was a kid, Stewart's love of music has taken on various forms and he talks about them all in a recent Huffington Post article that covers everything from his initial (failed) testing of the waters as an ad libbing lead singer with the above lyric to his time as the lame kid around musical pros. His is the voice of awkward gay teens who eventually triumph and find themselves and, in Stewart's case, find themselves with a broad and adoring audience.

Though we aren't all leaders of famous bands, it is still easy to find yourself in Stewart's hilarious and sad tale.

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