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

Princess RA ·
Now, where's Kathleen the sh*t lady? That's what I want to know.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
You were. But it was worth it. Zette came into his own at Area really. At Pyramid he mostly sang as a boy. Very Bowie-esque. Wasn't Kathleen a friend of Bunny's? And I had entirely forgotten about poor Dana. Slain by a john, I believe.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Princess RA ·
Dear Dana's apartment went up in flames,I went there after to see it, it was verry scary.Then at her memorial service there were many rumors flying about her john and other trannys,scandal. Were you there? do you remember the sensibly dressed crossdressed epileptic fit in the front of the church? with size 13 flats a flyin? literally. It was one of the most memorable mourning moments ever! after 5 minutes or so, Madamme stood up and said"someone call an ambulance" and sat back down.
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Re: Mondo Internet (Part 2)

Johnny Gato ·
This is being forwarded around, and it seems rather heartfelt and has some bracing thoughts in it, but it also seems to belong in a category with the "Hang in There" cat poster and "Love is..." cartoons. Also I don't know if any of the statistics in it are true or not. SPAM FOLLOWS: If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: There would be: 57 Asians 21...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

Stacy Amber ·
I saw John Cale at Club 57 and he had just broken his leg but performed playing guitar and singing from a chair on stage with his band. He did some old Velvet songs including "Sweet Jane." The thing that I loved the most about that club was how cool the whole scene was. The restrooms were full of both genders and marijuana was freely passed. I really felt at home, even though I was a punky kid from Jersey.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Pops Steiner ·
Hattie, do you have a copy of the "Christina the Party" video? Am I even getting the name right? It's Christina, right? The one who threw a mic stand at an audience member and got arrested? I am dying to see the video again. The only part I can remember clearly is the air piano number. If anyone remembers her, please post descriptions here of her performances.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
You were lucky Princess... HATIE FIRED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was devestated. That bitch!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
No, Pops, I unfortunately do not have any documentation of Christina's magical performances. Perhaps Bunny? Though I do have, somewhere, the transcript for the Christina attempted murder trial, which took place when she was no longer with us. I was the one who had to drop that bombshell in court, and the judge called the DA stupid. He was. And you're right Daddy, I knew you had to be stopped somehow, and I was the queen to do it. Fortunately it didn't work!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Who was Christina? How did I miss that one?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
You know, Daddy, the drugged out queen with the slouch and the blonde Nico wig, who was a former schoolteacher from New Mexico.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Pops Steiner ·
Hatches, I always ask you about her and forget that you don't have the video. But maybe someone with a copy will read this. Some of my other favorite shows at Pyramid (pre 1990's): Needy Poodle Sister Dimension's Harpsichord Follies Drag Queen Olympics Harmonic Convergence Acid Party Baby Gregor as a witch hanging over the front door on Halloween And - not my *favorite* show but worth mentioning - That time when Philly was supposed to be performing but she passed out on a chair, someone...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Oh God, of corps I remember her. How could I forget that one! By the way... are Baby Gregor's paintings worth money yet? I think I have some.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hatches ·
... it was I who tied her to a chair, Pops, but I also gagged her to shut her up. She managed to wrestle out the gag, however, before she projectile vomited all over the audience. And Daddy, I have so many of Baby's paintings. Perhaps I should try selling one on Ebay to see if it's worth anything. I also got all of her records and her cat (a black one of course) that I gave away to Pikki from Montreal.
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
Towards the sordid end of Club 57, before someone embezzled the rent money, there was a year end art show. Your piece had to be something about your New Year's resolution. For mine, I got every empty bag of heroin I could find-- on the street, in the club, in my own and friends apartments (not hard to do,) and pasted them on a canvas along with notepaper on which I had written 100 times, "I will never do heroin again." That was the hard part. Writing it, that is. Along with all that, I glued...
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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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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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

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

daddy ·
Ol' "Steam Roller Hathaway" paving the way.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

Poison Eve ·
Hattie - if you don't start writing this chronicle as a fucking book...good Christ!"ยก
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
She SWEARS she's writing it as we speak.
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Re: RIP, VIP

Luxury Lex ·
The great and sexy Gregory Hines has died of cancer at the young age of 57. Just goes to show you never know when your time is up. I loved him in "Waiting to Exhale".
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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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Re: Mondo Internet (Part 2)

Minerva ·
http://www.valley.ne.jp/~tra/57/cooen.htm Don't bother installng the language filters, just look at the hundreds of Japanese dicks.
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Re: Oh, no, here come The Republicans!

S'tan ·
No, seven, I never saw your post til now, and I am fed up with this hee-haw-snicker-snicker attitude that Republicans will actually walk out onto the sidewalks of Manhattan, to visit restaurants, movies, plays or any form of sex worker! Everyone I know is staring into dead air. Everything is going to be called into their hotel rooms! (Or rather, smart sex-workers are already booked into the hotels!) No, no-one's dainty foot need touch the ground... Here in the 20-30s between 6th and 7th...
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Re: Oh, no, here come The Republicans!

Chi Chi ·
This just tonight -its gonna be a great week- Check this link for all the news- http://nyc.indymedia.org/
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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

daddy ·
I remember you David Ratt! How the hell are you?
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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

hatches ·
David, you just wrecked me!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

hatches ·
there Daddy.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

daddy ·
Oh, I kinda thought so. R.I.P / V.I P.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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

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

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

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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Re: Farewell Charming Old New York

hatches ·
The "Only Money vs. Only No Money" thread here made me think of this... Odd that about 28 years ago I was having a very similar discussion one day in a loft on Mercer Street owned by a cocaine dealer friend of my brother's who had laundered his money by buying up a great deal of that neighborhood. Tom Wolfe's The Painted Word had come out the previous year and someone was playing a then-unreleased demo of a song by Joni Mitchell, composed as a response to Wolfe (The Boho Dance.) Naturally...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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

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

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

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

daddy ·
There are a lot of people waiting for that book!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

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

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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