I can't say how much I love Cyndi Lauper. For me, there are four popular artists of the eighties who seem to have gotten largely stuck there, unfairly (the others being Pat Benatar, George Michael and Olivia Newton-John). All of these artists are amazing talents, and all have been shunted into nostalgia. No fair, man.
But Cyndi is the one who I really connect with. Not only is she amazingly talented, but her political outlook matches mine to a "T." Here is Cyndi, in her own words.