When I was a kid, I always thought this song ("A Thousand Miles Behind") was really eerie. I don't even remember who did it originally (that is, who I heard sing it on the radio). I did have a version by Bobby Sherman. ;-)
Kinda in memory of Billy Lucas, a gay kid who committed suicide recently, Dan Savage and his partner are starting a YouTube Channel of videos aimed at LGBT kids, to tell them that things will get better. And so maybe prevent a suicide, or at least provide some hope. And I know there are tons of people into making tiny little videos for youtube!
To quote Dan: The video my husband and I made is up now—all by itself. I’d like to add submissions from other gay and lesbian adults—singles and couples, with kids or without, established in careers or just starting out, urban and rural, of all races and religious backgrounds. Go to youtube.com/itgetsbetterproject to find instructions for submitting your video. If you’re gay or lesbian or bi or trans and you’ve ever read about a kid like Billy Lucas and thought, “F***, I wish I could’ve told him that it gets better,” this is your chance. We can’t help Billy, but there are lots of other Billys out there—other despairing LGBT kids who are being bullied and harassed, kids who don’t think they have a future—and we can help them.
Guy puts a box together with a GPS and a camera, and captures video a la NASA.