The Pyramid Club Part 2 (aka I'm from normal parents)

Who are you calling a white whale? Call me Miss Shemale.(ishmael . . . mishmael . . . miss she male . . . get it?)*?

Oh I smell a epic in the making, doll. That was the magic of the Pyramid, Jackie60, and other the clubs back ZEN . . . talk about "Farewell Charming Old New York" . . . clubs were places to drink, hang-out, dance, get laid, hear music, but they were also theaters for little drama-queens and kings . . . to come up with an idea, add some hot glue, duct tape and a staple gun . . . and voila! Le show!

One really hot boring summer Bunny and I decided to do the easiest show we could think of . . . it was a throw away idea Bunny came up with when she found a copy of the Zoom! LP . . . ZOOM! (the kiddie PBS show) co-starring Triscuit & Davey Illku . . . we put a line in the budget for pot, and each week during the summer, we got twenty bucks for a couple of dime bags which we smoked before going on stage as little PBS-nerd kids.

* Oh, doll everyone (in a tiny niche in an ivory tower somewhere within telescope sight of Natucket) knows that the wacky world of Mevillania is rife with footnotage. I suspect that Papa Herman loved a good endnote, doll
Well Happs,
As Herman Melville once told me and Hattie...
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method".

Hapi, You are truly a force!
First you intorduce the colored footman... I'm sorry, footnote to the Motherboards ...
NOW the multi-colored footnote!
Is there any stopping you?
quote:
Originally posted by daddy:
I stand corrected Hap, it is a colored parenthetical statement even though it did indeed fall within a colored footnote.
But what about my Melville quote?
Is it correct?


Daddy - my apologies for losing sight of your Melville scholarship in lieu of my petty quibbling over parenthisis versus footnotage.* Yes you are correct indeed, it is from chapter 82,
THE HONOR AND GLORY OF WHALING

Daddy, I can see it now, picture it . . . a remake of What Ever Happened to Baby Hapi?. With you and the Empress as the parents and Hattie and I as little Joan Crawford and Bette Davis . . . but instead of a Vaudville circuit they live off of Baby Hapi's erudite Melville scholarship . . . "I don't want to present my paper on the meaning of the white whale. I want an ice cream!"

* That reminds me. What ever happend to Hattie's footman, Gnome? (Parenthetically speaking . . . a whole 'nother movie remake.)

xxoo Haps
I saw Gnome a few weeks ago.
(It's always good luck when you spot a gnome BTW)
He works for the Parks Dept. now.
He rides shot gun in a PPick-Up truck locking the parks at night.
He looks good and asked where Hattie was.

I gave him your cell number Hatch because I know that you would want me to.


Hattie and Gnome
Yes... i've slipped into the hair gel world here and i can't stand up. after laughing my ass off over the GAB effect and gaining true insight into past questions.... i feel ready to know some more. 1st... josh... that's correct and it was the first 3 wigstocks (or 4) that i put the sound system together. later.... i saw the systems grow (along with all the cocks) and it became "ITSELF" .....
Hapi.... you still demand room in my head while so many others have faded away. and sweetie.... sister was usually the ONE to tell me(along with *****) to cut the show. i just got used to it and could feel there telepathic calls from below (basement office).... I honestly can say... 99.8% of the time with you i enjoyed your company. some of it ... i just NEVER understood (because i came from R.I. and i was "gloden gloves" ...HAHAHAHA) still.... that club has remained my favorite of them ALL and what i saw there give me the nerve to stretch the boundries here in China. i'm waiting for all or any of you to get hip to the scene here and help me open a club. I have no doubt of it's success. I mean ... NYC i believe is now OFF THE MAP for clubbing. I miss you all...also ... Dance Noise performed alot at 8bc where i 1st met many of your faces. (i was the only house dj there for almost 2 yrs. plus all tech stuff.) i met Ethyl there .... i lived on the 3 fl. of 8bc and she often stayed over with Corneilus and dennis. do any of you remember the july 4th "pigroasts" ! we passeed out free mushrooms and acid. .... I'm sitting in a room with 200 chinese video game players talking into their headphone mic.'s .... i can't continue any longer..... to be continued.
I do remember Nozomi of the pigroasts, and the group Kilpig; we did a musical project together.

Dana, do you speak Mandarin, or something Chinese, or??

May I ask..

Quote Dana: "sister was usually the ONE to tell me(along with *****) to...."

Is ***** the former boss, now gone, initials BB, who seems to be un-nameable here? Have I transgressed? (Trans-dressed?) I think about this person, and of Ruth Polsky too.
Speaking of DanceNoise - I just performed with Lucy & Ann yesterday at BAM at an "Ibsen in the 21st Century" Seminar or something like that . . .we did excerpts of "Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler" that we originally did in 1992 Ann flew in From SF just for this show. Gina Varla Vitro (Chicklet)di Pookie (Richard Move)'s part . . . it was a bit wierd to have all these Ibsen scholars talking about Ibsen and what not from a dais - and then for us to go up on the demonstration stage and perform semi-nude dances . . . go figure. Well, I just quit my day job with the health, dental and pension plans . . . and doing that show was sort of a shamanistic exclamation point to jumping into the great unkowable void (again). Wheeee! Haps.
well.... whoever the fuck it was ..... they also signed my checks so i took that as a note on just WHO's word to follow on the pyramid status pole of who's who ! B.B. was bought out soon after i came there. where he went i never knew. i did hear where he ended up though. too bad. see you soon ... back to class
That's where i heard ! on a side note .... bobby B. was the one who brought me over to the pyramid from 8bc. he came 2 or 3 times and offered me a job ... and having grown a bit TIRED of "the ART clique" ...i went for a look. 2 me... it (the pyramid) looked like a fuckin holloween party that was never gonna stop. .. it all the TYPES ..(ie queens,punks,skins,wanna be's,leeches ect. i fell in love from the moment i walked in the door. In fact... seeing Ethyl there made me feel better because i hadn't met some of you yet. anyway.... that 1st dose is still having it's effect to this day.
I have many poignant Bobby Bradley stories. I don't think he's the one from the pic you posted, bobby (getting dizzy here with bobby and this bb and that bb). I have an old pic I can scan. I was honestly wondering if he was unmentionable and then came the ***** reference. But Dana, can you enlighten us?

Remember the recent talk about DJs such as Daddy not wanting to *have* to play New Wave? I think Bobby was behind that. And I have to say, a mix of New Wave and disco, going very very heavy on the disco, makes the disco feel soooo good. And I won't soon foget Joey spinning and spinning, garlanded, spock ears, body powder, to New Gold Dream.

I was once told just what Sister played first on the very first night of either the Pyramid-as-we-knew-it, or Whispers, or some other first. Anybody wanna guess?
something from the " scooby doo cartoon"? OMG ... How the FUCK can you "pinpoint a song from 1 night 20 yrs. ago ???? well of course ... Joshua can. so many possibilities it sends my mind into astroland ( not coney island ) does She Remember is also a question to ponder over a latte grande. gotta go ... china is hosting 37 african heads of state here in Beijing and ... oh.... the costumes "girls" are FAB.
I didn't want to say anything but that picture didn't look like Bobby Bradley to me either.
I asked Hattie about it because I thought maybe it was a weird angle or something but Hattie didn't think it was Bobby either. It's a hot picture who ever it is though.
oh Daddy .... those r some Beautiful sister moments. I miss her alot. concerning THAT PICTURE. No fuckin way is THAT the Bobby Bradley of "the pyramid club" ! That looks like LUKE SKYWALKER or an actor from the 80's daytime tv culture. c'mon josh ..... what song was it ? ps... i once FELL down the stairs leading to the basement with 4 beers in hand and PHIL (bartender / crieg's bro) looking on from the top. it was the 1st time i remember seeing a worried look on his face as he started lifting me up from the crumpled (pre crump-ing) position ... yes... the stairs were already wet and yes ... i could have been a bit toasted (which is why i didn't go to the hospital when i should have.) i still have a broken RIB from that fall. i limped into the tech room and licked my wounds. Then the phone rang ... The show MUST go ON !
This is a Pyramid *myth* mind you. I didn't make this up, but rather definitely heard it from someone, who could have been: Hattie, Bobby, Tanya, Sister herself, Mark Oates (probably him come to think), etc. I wasn't there.

But the idea was that there was some kind of big night, the first of some sort, and Sister didn't let on what the first tune would be until they opened the back room to the strains of
Poignant,...Poignant,

You see what I mean? Alan/Sister was the heart of the 'mid in a way, but that was all the more powerful next to Dead or Alive or Tones On Tail or whatever Ivan was hawking that month (I guess he came in a bit later but you see my point i hope.)

The combo of Sister and everyone gave Pyramid its depth.
Not to digress too much because I think there is a Sister Dimension fan topic somewhere but...

Talk about "giving something depth"

Sister Dimension is the proud father of two gorgeous little girls. Can you imagine how great it would be to have Alan as your father! I've been over to their house and watched as the family puts on shows in the living room for each other. Full costume, make-up, wigs, choreography... the whole thing. It's very 1800's.
but...
He is also a good loving father.
These are not "Messy Little Lizas" that he is raising. His kids are smart, well rounded and obviously open to the ways of the world.
AND they are both killer performers!
I could easily see one of them as president of the United States.
yea..... wasn't that when ms. warwick was doing those infomercials on TV. she was a hot topic at the time ... a real space cadet and of course ... perfect for pyramid fodder.
also .... i always felt "sister D." to be well rounded (even in full dress costumes). she/he and brian knew how to run a tight ship and take NO shit from anyone. respect !
hey ..... when is the next new pyramid gonna hit the club scene because SOMETHING needs to HIT the club scene in nyc. (over the head i hope) .... it must be real hard to smoke weed with the no smoking ban and all. here in china... you can smoke anywhere and because 99.9% of the folks here don't know what "weed or hash" smell like ..... one can smoke it "freely" where ever one likes. .... also ... those groovy hash pipes are a part of chinese culture so having one doesn't draw much attention if any at all. welcome to Beijing (don't wait till everyone and his mother comes here... be a trend set-a .... !)
Miss Understood .... you are SO READY !
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WOW.... what a fuckin BEAUTIFUL ahhhhh LADY !
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also.... it's so nice to see you AGAIN ... you're looking well.
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Hapi is Larry T. i now suspect because ....i never recalled seeing the 2 together. ???
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Speaking of beautiful people ... where the hell is TABOO or "Mr. Nice Guy" for that matter? pls. send my regards to them. they were both 2 of my favorites (On my top 100 list of social experiments gone Right or..)
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and speaking of "social experiments" can anyone BELIEVE that i teach MIDDLE SCH. ? i still can't believe it ... and i've been doing it for 7 yrs. now ! At that .... it's BACK to class.
bye now

ps. sorry about the gabbing .... i'm a bit isolated here from "The Scene" in nyc... and miss it.
Lifted this pic from Tangella's MySpace page. It brought back memories-- "Disco Hospital" a show that was actually called "Sue Barton: The Story Of A Nurse," based on a vintage series of books for tennaged girls. From left to right: (rear) Dr. "Baby" Gregor, Hapi Phace as Dr. Ben Phacey, Hattie as Nurse Loretta, Sun as the Matron, Nurse Diesel, Audrey White as Sue Barton, the new nurse, (foreground) Nurse Tangella and Nurse Dimension.
Note my "General Motors Blue" eye shadow.

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