Thursday, December 20, 2007

Trans Christmas

I received a wonderful present yesterday, a CD recording by Alexander James Adams, who used to be Heather Alexander. As Heather, he had a 20-year career as a professional musician.

His "transitional" recording Winter Tide is a great holiday compilation, with him singing all the parts. He recorded the female parts before the hormones changed his voice, then went back and harmonized with himself.

As a singer myself, I love this CD, and as a transman, I have other reasons for admiring Alexander's work! Here's a sample of the lyrics, I suspect this song was chosen because it's how Alexander views his transition process:

It's in every one of us to be wise
Find your heart, open up both your eyes
We can all know everything
Without ever knowing why
It's in every one of us to be wise,
by and by

You can order this CD on the following page on Alexander/Heather's website. Don't click on the sidebar link for ordering CD's; this one is too new to appear on the list yet. You can order from this page on his site.


caprice said...

This post is a bit confusing. It's Reid who's the transman who wrote this, right?

helen_boyd said...

yes. we were experiencing some technical difficulties.