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daddy ·
Anya Phillips... Oh my, you're in deep! Good for you. I've got lots of stories about the legendary Anya Phillips. It's gonna take me a minute though. This is a big one.
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bobby ·
This is the part where you hear brass bands and trumpets blaring! Daddy, do you want to start? S'tan? I don't even know where to begin. I will post photos here soon. LENGENDARY DIVA!
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Glamnerd ·
We have to get Debbie on-line just for this topic. She has a story or two.
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Cautious Lip ·
Glamnerd, it's funny you mention Debbie(I love her more than you can possibly imagine) because when I read Making Tracks she talked about Anya and I became interested in her immediately. Daddy and Bobby, I have all the time in the cyberworld to wait for these goodies! Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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hatches ·
Anya died of cancer very early on, so I never really got to know her well. However, when I moved into Needles Jones' loft on the Bowery in 1983, I discovered several boxes of her clothing and accessories tucked in a corner. Since Anya was about a size 2, I had absolutely no use for them. (If I knew then...) The loft had previously been the residence of a great many rock legends including Tuxedo Moon and contained many similar forgotten or "stored" items. And since neither Needles nor I felt...
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daddy ·
I remember going to see Anya in the hospital when she was dying. She was lying in bed planning her new fashion collection. "Sadistic Nurses". She had books of her fashion sketches. S&M nurses, rubber hoses and tubes, impliments of medical torture etc. She was living it, even when she died. I'm always so glad when people remember her because she died before she became famous. The mark she helped inflict on the world remains (PUNK) but she will never get the credit she deserves. Oh well,...
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Cautious Lip ·
I'm sooo glad this is getting responses. Please tell me more. I bought a book for $40 just because there was a pic or two of her that I'd never seen before. In the photo archives at BBGUN magazine they have a picture of her that I really love.I was not around then but I've always been so fascinated with her. Someone should write a book about her so the world can know how ahead of her time she was.Please, keep the stories flowing!!! Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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daddy ·
Chris Stein has Anya's ashes under his bed. At least that's what he told me.
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Cautious Lip ·
Daddy, that is sooo bizarre but I would not be surprised. I thought I'd read that Chris was very into voodoo and various other religions. Please people keep the stories flowing,I really appreciate these. Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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Needles Jones ·
I first met Anya in 1976 or 77 through Diego Cortez (of Guernica fame)..there were some wild moments, or nights with Jimmy Santos...I returned to NYC in 1980 and reconnected with Anya during many afternoons (it was our morning) at her apartment...I think...going there with Vickie Schrott..Trixie and Sheila from the Screamers would be there...I remeber some middle aged man performing at Anya's command..I had the impression he was a senator...maybe I am just romanticizing the moment...she was...
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hatches ·
Well, that figures.
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Anna Nicole ·
Really enjoying reading this... although I have no idea who Anya was/is. Can you find photos and give more of an Idiot Guide to Anya for us boys in da Bubble... Great stories.. there's defo a book .. on an a movie...
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Cautious Lip ·
Anna Nicole you can see a pic at the gallery at http://www.bbgun.org/ . There are also pics of her in the book Please Kill Me and I think there are some in Making Tracks the Blondie book. I also have a huge book called Punk, it's green with Sid on the cover and they show a pic from The Mudd Club era.Diva indeed! I really do appreciate all the stories-keep em flowing. Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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Cautious Lip ·
I couldn't help but notice the fabulous pictures you've been posting in other forums. You mentioned maybe posting some pictures of Anya and if it is possible I know we would all enjoy. Again thank you all for your stories Sorry, I let my emoticons get to me. Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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bobby ·
Fear not child, they's a'comming. I have an eye out for Anya. I'll keep looking. Patience my lamb.
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daddy ·
I have some too. Just have to find them.
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Cautious Lip ·
bobby and daddy thank you sooo much.On a related note Blondie is on Late Night With Carson Daly tonight Shhh...I'm trying to listen to reason...
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Cautious Lip ·
This topic was down too far, so that must mean there is a story in wait? Please, do share.
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S'tan ·
Anya was exceedingly glamourous, but it was partly concocted from infamous "heroin glamour" and so has a whiff of horror. The reason no-one who really knew her is posting anything is: 1) there was a tragedy attached to her, inappropriate for bandying around a public board -- 2) because her life was so entrenched in the parallel history of heroin in the NYC Punk underground that quite a few too many famous folk would get tarred with the brush they long ago put back into the paintbox. The...
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bobby ·
So sucinctly put Miss S'tan. Anya was a double edged sword. Sharp and beautiful but tragic and self loathing. There has never been another like her.
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S'tan ·
I know I sound bitter and pissed off but I don't want her to be dead goddammit. I want her here as a member of my Crazy n' Glamourous Old Dame Club. Fuck the bloodie heroin demon. Fuck tragic drug glamour too! She should be here having a Pink Ripper cocktail with Miss Martha and me and planning her next eye-lift.
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bobby ·
I know hons..it is trully our beast of burden..our lives full of drug drama and lost friends. It isn't ever easy but it stands as a reminder to the rest of us and to the upcoming children to learn from the mistakes of our fore fathers and mothers. Anya would have loved being alive at this time. She was born into the wrong generation. But let's keep her very best memories alives with the tales of her true beauty and wonder. Forget the rest of it, it serves us not. And besides I'm still here...
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S'tan ·
The evil old facts of the evil old days DO serve us. In fact, remembering the rot behind the glamour is of intensest moral value. That's part of holding membership in the CGODC : we look at the wrinkles and are okay with every one of them. Glossing over is what serves us not. Writing a puff piece is different from inscribing history. PS: I am not the President. Mother Flawless is. You & Merly are Archbishops. Miss Martha is Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Elbow-Length Gloves. I'm CIA:...
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daddy ·
Last night Maripol had a show of her and Edo's poloroids. Celebrating 30 years in New York. (Edo was a very hot photographer in the 70's & 80's -had a bad heroin problem but has since recovered. Maripol was/is a stylist -Grace Jones, Blondie, the early Madonna stuff -rubber bracelets, crucifixes etc. Edo & Maripol shot the Blondie "Parallel Lines" lp. They shot my first record "Jam Hot" -the one with Chi Chi on the trapeez from G.G. Barnum's. Maripol styled my "New York 88" show (in...
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S'tan ·
So who do you have to blow to find out about these parties. *Sniff*
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daddy ·
Maripol unfortunately. Next time you can do her.
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S'tan ·
But I did her in 1981. Well, guess she needs a replay. (Screaming) BODY DOUBLE!
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Hey! dont know if anyones still reading this, but i was doing some research on Anya and found this picture! enjoy x anya
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S'tan ·
Wow Bobby Grossman! http://www.janedoeradio.com/bobbyg01exhibit.html Do you know how long we've been looking for stuff on Teri Toye? http://www.janedoeradio.com/bobbyg14.html Thank you!
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bobby ·
As I get closer to the completion of editing my 30 year old archives on NYC nightlife, I am finding amazing things. Coming soon..early Anya Phillips, Bobby Grossman, Teri Toye, Terrence Sellers, Duncan Hannah, Lance Loud, Andy, too many to mention. I have about five new books ready to go. And to think they didn't even ask me for pictures for that East Village show. Why I oughta...
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daddy ·
DAMN! What a gorgeous website! Bobby Grossman's pictures are amazing. Thanks S'tan.
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S'tan ·
Daddy, that wasn't my doing it was the link from hamsterpants. I was feeling very nostalgic after looking at all that... esp. the East Village scene so I went down to walk around and daydream, and ran right into Maripol. Egads! There we were, staring at that new glass blob on Astor Place wondering who in hell could/would live there. The big old iron cube scultpure has not been replaced and we stared at the empty ragged spot there. She goes, "Zeez mozzefockers are just tearing New York...
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jonomar ·
Well Thanks for listing those Links!!!! Great pics!!! I miss Joey Ramone . I heard some rumors of cbgb's closing(not re-newing new $$$$ e. village lease).
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daddy ·
Yeah, CBGB is closing. A sad day for New York. I didn't go to the Jean Michel opening either. You can only do so much. Wow, you got off easy Stan. Maripol must have had alot on her mind to let you off the hook like that. As far as that building, I like it. I must really be out of touch with the Motherboards Zeitgeist. First The Gates, now the Astor Place glass building. What's wrong with me? I think it looks cool. I guess it's very "Anya" of me. I remember when everybody was trying to "Out...
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daddy ·
This is from Emily xyz. I'm just moving it into the Anya topic. hey everyone -- I just came across this thread from 2004 re: Anya Phillips. You guys all look so young, I can't believe you knew her! Anyway: I've been interviewing the former girlfriend of Johnny Ramone, Cynthia Whitney, known as Roxy, who was a friend/roommate/girlfriend of Anya's in the mid-1970s. Like Anya, she was also an exotic dancer. Just wondering if anyone remembers this girl Roxy. I would also really appreciate any...
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jhnhth ·
Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's book piqued my interest in Anya, and I found this site by searching for more info on her. Sadly, some of the links are no longer working - janedoeradio - but I'd love to hear more about her, if you would indulge me.... thx
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Oberallgäu ·
In addition to all the good details above, posted by those who actually knew her personally, here is a little tidbit I came across. Might be of interest to you as you piece together her story: http://www.kristianhoffman.com/tadamong-history.htm
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jhnhth ·
Thank you Oberallgäu for your post. Interesting read. She intrigues me, wish I had been around for that scene. She must have been something.... I found a few pix on Flickr. Three of them - here is one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/obsidian/47856599/ Thanks again.
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Oberallgäu ·
Nice find, those pix (thank god for the Internet I say). In addition to those nice ones of Anya, I like the ones of the guy in the bathtub--check out that apartment. Makes me a little wistful for those old kinds of places with the uneven floors and bathtubs in the kitchens.
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jhnhth ·
Searching around the net this morning, I read somewhere that Anya died on July 23, 1981.... 27 years ago today.
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daddy ·
Wow, great pics from ObsidianFist! They really capture that moment. (I wish he didn't capture me in it though. I was feeling very Bruce Springsteen that day). Thurston Moore & Byron Coley's new Book is really beautiful. I just saw it for a second but it looks great. (It also has some very unfortunate pictures in it. What was I thinking?!) But if you are interested in this period of Downtown Herstory... then this book is a must. Anya
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daddy ·
Here is the book. No Wave Post Punk Underground 1976-1980
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Oberallgäu ·
That looks like a must have! So great these photo books covering that time are coming out now--love them. Regarding Anya, I first heard heard her name in the Nomi documentary; Kristian Hoffman says that she called him to say she had seen Klaus perform (his Samson and Delilah aria)at the New Wave Vaudeville and she suggested that Kristian put together a band for him... 27 years today...looking at her photos, it's hard to believe. everything i learn about her reinforces my image of Anya as a...
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jhnhth ·
Fantastic book - this book was my introduction to Anya. Though I had some James Chance records back in the day, I did not know about Anya. But something about her pictures captivates me. I would love to know more about Anya if you would indulge us with some stories. Thanks.
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jhnhth ·
I read Please Kill Me yesterday - that has some background info on Anya... I also found an interview with James Chance on youtube in which he briefly discusses Anya. The wikipedia entry on Anya is feeble - it saddens me that such a vital force is little noted today. I would like to help rectify that.
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Oberallgäu ·
I was just reading that book last weekend and didn't it have the year of her death listed incorrectly in the back? Before you pointed out that it was 1981, I had thought it was 1982 based on another source, and I think the book has it even later. Details, details, I know but I think it is important to get them right as much as much as possible out of respect. Of course, books are usually are not fact checked that heavily. Fleshing out the Wiki entry is a nice idea.
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emilyxyz ·
I thought she died in 1982. Didn't know the date, tho -- thank you very much for that. Does anyone remember when her birthday was? I understand she was 24 when she died, is that right? Tad Among's website mentions that Anya's ashes in marble box were in his Bowery hallway for a while -- would that be the same bldg as Needles Jones's loft? Daddy quotes Chris Stein as saying he had Anya's ashes under his bed. What was up with those ashes?? Why were they floating around so? Anyone know where...
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daddy ·
I was talking to Pat Place last night (at the Jean Michel Basquait 20 year memorial). I was telling her how big Anya was now. She was in awe. She also told me that The Contortions are going to play at PS1 on (I think she said) October 30th. Don't want to miss that one!
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Oberallgäu ·
Daddy, Very curious about the Basquiat memorial. Is one held every year and could you describe the goings-on/proceedings of this year's a bit? A formal remembrance or a party or both? Thank you-- and apologies in advance--I don't mean to hijack the Anya thread!
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daddy ·
No, it was a twenty year memorial. Not every year. It was great to see a lot of the old faces (and by old faces I don't mean to imply anything). Everyone seemed good.
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