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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
The acid punch was mixed by Wendy Wild (naturally) and Michael Kitty Ullmann. In order to get a cupful, you had to go to Wendy in the coat check and say a code word. But Wendy and Kitty forgot it was four-way acid and gave everyone a major dose. It was the first time I hallucinated on LSD. I mean REALLY seeing things. But I remember little else. I do remember, however, that we went up to the gathering in Central Park. Wendy, Kitty, Sister, Marjan, Marcia Resnick, Hali Fields, and a few...
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seven ·
I stopped going to clubs around 1979. In fact I stopped going most anywhere outside,( for the next six years I hardly had any contact with other humans at all ) except maybe twice a month to buy food, -that and to shoot photos under the elevated at 2AM or in the burnt out apartment buildings that lined the block behind my apartment- soooo the last things I saw at clubs were punk bands, The Damned, The Slits, The Specials, P.I.L. etc. -Oh yes, I started going to clubs again around '92/'93- a...
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Pops Steiner ·
I don't remember who came up with the name, probably Dug Wah, but it's a line from Bewitched. Endora says she's going to King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.
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hatches ·
I don't remember who actually came up with the name. It might even have been Jesse Hultberg, but... Dug and Maggie had drawn up a list of about 5 or 6 possible names for the new bar, which included King Tut's and Dug read them to me. The bar was still under construction and they hadn't yet decided on a name. Later in the day, Haoui Montaug called me up and was writing an article about clubs and bars in the East Village for some major press like the Times. "What's the name of that new bar...
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daddy ·
Ol' "Steam Roller Hathaway" paving the way.
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Poison Eve ·
Hattie - if you don't start writing this chronicle as a fucking book...good Christ!"ยก
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daddy ·
She SWEARS she's writing it as we speak.
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hatches ·
I noticed that The Pyramid had its dark, bat-like shutters pulled down for Wigstock 2003 and The HOWL Festival. Does anyone know what goes on there now?
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sweetie ·
For all of you who worship at the shrine of Pyramid elder statesmen Hapi Phace and Tabboo, please join them at HIGH LIFE this Saturday Oct 4 for what could be the most rotten show since the bygone days of The Pyramid. GROANER jokes at their worst!!! THE CHER BEARS is the title with Hapi, Tabboo!, and myself as hearty eating homos paying homage to a gay icon. Oh the misery. I have had so much fun brainstorming with these two knuckleheads. I laughed til I was almost sick at our rehearsal.
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david ratt ·
hi it's david ratt,pioneering pyramid closet queen....anyone remember me? god bless all our departed loved ones....and god bless anyone else who survived.... hi hippy phace! remember when we lyp-synched the same pink floyd song on the same night...i still think you did it on purpose....
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hatches ·
Welcome to our community, David! OMG, I had forgotten about the Pink Flloyd massacre! What was the song? My memory comes and goes... I don't think there was a single person on our staff who didn't slap on a face, slip into something pretty and gallop across that stage... especially the tech boys like yourself.
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daddy ·
I remember you David Ratt! How the hell are you?
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david ratt ·
hey daddy i'm doin great....glad you are still on the planet...where is that god-forsaken slurpy-face? i miss her even though she stole my pink floyd idea... anyway some of my best(and worst)memories of the pyramid were in the infernal "tech room", a sony trinitron,a couch,and mad debauchery... when i started as a busboy it was me,hattie, big ole coke dealer robin,bobby,burt,kitty...i didn't have a place to live and it didn't matter because we would all just pile into bed together at the end...
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david ratt ·
here's a chuckle for you all, i was a total white trash country boy 2 months off the bus from Pennsylvania when i picked up this pretty blonde artist at dean savards civillian warfare gallery (1983ish)...i was so taken with her i invited her to this dinner party on central park west...the guest list was stellar....lydia lunch,henry rollins,sonic youth,swans etc...the hostess commented on my dates "lovely deep voice" later at her place i said something suave like "what a pretty little girl...
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hatches ·
David, you just wrecked me!
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daddy ·
OMG Double Wreck!!! David you were ( are ) such a freak. New York needs more people like you. I forgot about Burt. Where is he? Here or there ?
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hatches ·
there Daddy.
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daddy ·
Oh, I kinda thought so. R.I.P / V.I P.
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david ratt ·
i just feel the need to express how much i love hattie....i don't ever want to lose touch again...i have more stories for your book...i will come back east this winter and we can visit ...
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hatches ·
Awwwww David... I certainly don't ever want to lose touch with you again either. I am very eager to hear more stories. That post was perfect because I used to always joke at the time-- with Greer and Hapi in particular-- that we should put up a card table at Port Authority bus terminal, right next to where those blue robed nuns used to stand, to welcome America's children into our wicked web. Little did I know that Ms. Langkton actually was doing that. I have one of Greer's few...
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david ratt ·
nope,i did some carpentry work there and that's how i met greer,the next day someone took a photo of greer,dean and myself eating at life cafe....it took up 1/2 page in this east village eye article by carlos mc cormick...(still have it)i was so out of it though....i still hadn't figured out greer was TG even after we got it on..i just knew something was "different"...(go ahead laugh) so i had been in town 2 months and i had accidently slept with a former guy and there was a huge photo of us...
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david ratt ·
how did the japanese destroy the east village gallery scene? i never really understood...it was such a lovely time...i was such an art whore.. i'm still in love with keiko(sigh)
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daddy ·
I have the GREATEST Patti Astor vs Chi Chi Valenti story of all time but I first have to get permission from my wife. Hattie, you ask her. She likes you. (It's a must for the book BTW)
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Ann's Brother ·
Hi! I'm looking for reminiscences about my late sister, Ann Craig, a Pyramid Club emcee/performer from that great '80s era. I think she also performed at Danceteria and other venues. Would anyone have any stories/images/video of her? (I have access to broadband and can download large files.) I'd love to know more about her performances from those years -- I only got to attend a couple of wonderful, wild Pyramid events. (I particularly remember one Father's Day night when our Dad was the...
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Chi Chi ·
Dear Ann's brother- Welcome to the motherboards, even if a sad reason brought you here. If you have a picture of your sister circa Pyramid, please email it to me and I will post it here - I think pictures help jog the memories for many of us.. Good luck with your search
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hatches ·
Hello Ann's Brother, Bill! Just the other day I was sitting in a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale and thinking of Ann and of writing a bit about her... Ann's involvement with the Pyramid predated my own, believe it or not. She was the regular host of Bobby Bradley's brainchild-- a Sunday night performance art event called "Cafe Iguana." Gracious, chatty, and personable, Ann's introductions often began in a rambling and disconnected manner, but somehow she managed, during the course of her...
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Ann's Brother ·
God, what a gift your memory of Annie is! Putting out my request after stumbling across the Pyramid and Danceteria discussions, I don't think I realized what it would be like to actually read a post such as yours. It's wonderfully moving, to think of you thinking of her -- and your specific memories are like clues to recreating that fabulous and fractured time. Thank you! I DO remember her descriptions of Cafe Iguana, though I never caught a regular show. I know she thought of her job...
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Ann's Brother ·
Thanks, Chi Chi! I've always wondered who the Absolute Empress is, and it's great to know she's a Benevolent Power! And you know, it's not sad? I'm already so happy to have this unexpected opporunity to think and learn about my beloved big sister! I'll find, scan and post a pic asap.
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daddy ·
There are a lot of people waiting for that book!
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bobby ·
Hi Ann's brother..I don't think I knew Ann but I was a photogrpher in the 70's and 80's and I've just come across the pyramid files..Bobby bradley is there along with so many others. If you do post a picture of Ann I'll look through my archives and see what I can find. She sounds like she was a "fierce ruler". That's Jackie 60 speak for fabulous!
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hatches ·
Bobby, look for a thin woman with huge expressive eyes done in black kohl-- kind of a cross between Alice Cooper and Nefertiti. Her hair was always done up in a large and loose Gibson Girl meets Geisha coiffure. She always wore black but would find some costume fragment, usually on the floor of the dressing room-- some discarded feathers, a beaded or glittering thing-- that she would work into a stunning and unique shawl. That's Ann. As I remember her now, she was somewhat older than the...
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Ann's Brother ·
Dear friends, I am so delighted and moved to be hearing from you about my sister, Ann Craig! I'm scanning some photos from our mother's archives to share with you --- and perhaps shake loose more memories! I'll put them up before the week's out. Meantime, I just heard from Eleanor -- our mom, the author of "The Moon is Broken," her memoir about Annie (it's on Amazon) -- that someone took movies/video of some of Ann's peroformances at La Mama. She was doing skits that had originated at the...
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hatches ·
Unless I am totally wrong, I believe the Family Feud show was shot by Tom Rubnitz, who unfortunately has long since passed. Perhaps that is why your mother never received her copy. Also unfortunately, I have heard that, due to problems with his family, these films will never be seen. Whether or not this is true, it underscores the necessity for all of us to make wills now and not leave it up to our inheritors to decide what becomes of our legacy.
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Anna Nicole ·
I didn't know ANY of these folk... but am really enjoying these tales! Thanks!
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bobby ·
Bill..Is the world small or what. I live in Ptown and Mark Doty lives down the street in the season. Wierd!!
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Ann's Brother ·
True that, Bobby. I think the world is much smaller than it is big -- a potentially comforting reality which our present government makes more disastrous every day!
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Guest ·
Just found this forum...and a showbox full of old photos of Michael T, Craig, Vanessa etc...from the pyramid. I still remember doing a photoshoot of Michael lypsynching "sweet transvestite from transexual transylvania..." Good time...
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Papa Kap ·
Hi Brain ! Hey david ! is daddy (larry t.) ? sorry...i just got here a few days ago... i don't have a clue who's who. anybody HELPING out the "new bbb's here ? Will be opening a club in beijing very soon. It would HELP alot if some of you former staff members would SAY HI ! David Ratt... i'm gonna kick your ass... for losing my phone # & address. You fuck ! Hattie ....is that you ???? Hatches ????? give me a break knuckleheads. I've been in Beijing for 8 yrs. i'm waiting ! well ??? Dana ...
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Uptown Girl ·
I'll never forget the night I heard "Hatches" admit that he loves the song "We built this city on Rock and Roll"..it was then I realized the humanity of the pYramid icons I had idolized...that these were people that had lives during the day - and listened to commercial radio - and were not just supreme divas and disco 'creatures of the night'...
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daddy ·
Don't read too much into that Lisa. Hattie just happens to have a Grace Slick fetish. Believe me, The Pryamid Icons are FREAKS! Hattie "Hatches" Hathaway
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seven ·
I wish that top was a little more low cut.
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hatches ·
Which top, seven, the wig? Lisa I guess that just proves you can't take a lot of what I say seriously. I did love Grace though-- she opened quite a few vistas for me regarding music and stagecraft; I was fortunate to first witness her antics onstage at The Fillmore West when I was 13. But that song? Nah. Hated it. And it wasn't even Grace. Of course, I would be the first to admit that I do have very peculiar taste in music... but I don't even think I owned any kind of radio (let alone one...
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joshua ·
Dana, did the club in Beihjing open? It's Joshua, former staffer, and always a fan of yours, thought you were cool, even though we only overlapped for a spell. Hatches IS Hattie as far as I know. But Daddy I believe Johnny D whom I'm not sure you knew back then. (People: did I just break the rules by saying the above?) What brought you to China?
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daddy ·
No, it's no secret, Johnny D is me. Hatches is Hattie. Chi Chi is Chi Chi. Pops Steiner (don't ask) is the magical Dany Johnson. That's all I'll reveal for now.
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Hapi Phace ·
Hi Everyone I haven't been keeping up with technology, so it has been a while since I posted. Luckily, my intern Rodrigo spent all morning plugging me . . . into the Motherboards, that is. More later, Cranky L'face AKA the real Hapi Phace (Ancient and Justified)
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mr.joe ·
Welcome aboard, neighbor!
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daddy ·
"intern"? Oh is THAT what we're calling it these days? An "intern". OK. It's about time you got your ancient Phace on here Hapi!!!!!!
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bobby ·
Hapi Phace? Where in the hell..? welcome back, we missed ya doll.
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Miss Understood ·
I Hapi Phace
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Hapi Phace ·
Bobby Miller? Egad, that is quite the blackmail photo. I will get the check into the mail immediately! xxoo The Hapster
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