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Re: I lost a tiny baggie in the bathroom about three years ago...

Billy Beyond ·
Oh my God Billy, was that yours. I thought it was this AJAX that I keep in my pocket (in case of emergency hard water stains that can sometimes yellow a sink or toilet bowl). Wow, your medicine really took off that pesky brown ring! I was so excited I cleaned the entire club with a toothbrush until two the next afternoon. Where can I get some more?
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

Chi Chi ·
Makes sense to pay homage to my favorite jackie here on her transmogrified self , since the night I refer to is Interjackie, when the glamnerd debuted the early fetish interfaces right around the birth of the web. The cybersluts were especially delicious as I recall. I also seem to remember a digital pirate subtext, but maybe that's because my friend was dressed that way. It was a great big synergy night, something that only a few places can ever pull off - here torture garden comes to mind.
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Re: RIP, VIP

Chi Chi ·
Just wanted to thank Bill Brewster for sending us this note about the passing of Francis Grasso, 52, who is generally regarded as the first modern DJ. His club The Sanctuary helped define late-sixties(!) gay disco and he pioneered the whole shamanistic tradition of DJs taking the crowd on a trip.. If you don't know Bill, he wrote the amazing "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life:The History of the Disc Jockey" which is filled with amazing stories including Francis Grasso's. [This message was edited...
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Re: I lost a tiny baggie in the bathroom about three years ago...

Billy Beyond ·
Don't feel so bad. Back in 1996, I thought I was buying coke from the now dearly departed drug troll Angel. Turned out to be K and after me and about six other people proceeded to hoover it up we had to be escorted from the bathroom and through the crowd by Kitty because we were so fucked up. For some reason, even though I felt fucked up at the time, I still look back on that night and smile. Ah, club life!
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
How naive I was back in 1980, I actually thought that places like Club 57 were what new york was all about and would exist forever. Not so, as we know now. Despite the fact that I always went there alone and so felt like an outsider/observer, I loved both its unpredictability and the amount of preparation that went into its silliness, which is something nearly impossible to explain today. The aesthetic that I encountered at club 57 is still part of my outlook today, though few are...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
Club 57 is now a mental health clinic. How perfect for the home of such parties as Putt-Putt Reggae. (This party is mentioned a lot, despite the fact that only 5 people showed up.) I'll write about Pulsallama's first show some time soon. It's a little hard to remember, thanks to Wendy Wild's mushroom punch.
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
I have a Pyramid Club memory... and it isn't a very happy one!!! The ONLY time I've ever been fired from a job was by that skinny, chain smokin' excecutioner in chaps and a jock strap... HATTIE HATHAWAY! Yes, it's true, I was fired from my ruling Sat. nite DJ job so this upstart in silver hot pants and antlers named Sister Dimension could DJ. YES I'M BITTER!!!!!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
Just another Saturday night really.... Our theme for the month of Saturdays was Pyramid flight 101. Basically we're talking about six men in drag as stewardesses hosting an evening of dancing and stewardess type entertainment in the grand tradition. let's see, there were nuts being served on the dancefloor...I remember Sister packaging pairs of almonds in dime bag sized mini-ziplocs. There was some sort of boarding pass balderdash at the door and annoying the guests with five or ten minutes...
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
The first... Ha! I was the first! I told my very good friends Wilbur and Orvil. When you finish inventing the airplane let me know, I want to have a stewardess party at the Mudd Club. I paved the way, just click on my profile!
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Re: I'm from normal parents (The Pyramid Club Topic)

hapi ·
Does anyone know whatever happened to Bernard Zette? He was a fabulous entertainer at the Pyramid Club in the mid-80's and usually performed on Wednesday nights.
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Re: Blacklips

daddy ·
Well, Nancy, as I'm sure youare aware, I was in my teen whilst I was a member of said cult. Those were the salad days.....All I ever could aford to eat was, salad. I learned quite a lot from some of my favorite performers. It was quite a magical time, although I believe a bit of an unstable time. I suppose magic and instability go hand in hand. I remember feeeling at different times central to the groups process and at others very peripheral. I suppose thats how things thrived. We all just...
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Re: NYC Expatriates Topic

Chi Chi ·
The thought of being a NYC expatriate has crossed my mind many times as of late. I too was at the Winter Music Conference in March in sunny Miami, and I had some of the best club experiences I have EVER had in my life. Powerhouse DJs and clubgoers from the around the world brought back many fond memories for me of the NYC club scene in the late 80s when I first moved here. In particular at Miami's Club Space and Crow Bar, I was surrounded by a glamorous, friendly, diverse, international...
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Re: NYC Expatriates Topic

Chi Chi ·
Yikes! I didn't mean to imply that I PREFERRED Miami to New York, simply that I enjoyed its club scene, and it WAS a lot of fun. There is an element of sleaze and hedonism in the city's nightlife that reminded me of how things used to be here. Even Iggy Pop agrees on that. Of course, I was there during the Winter Music Conference when all the best and brightest DJs and clubgoers from around the world converge on the city, so undoubtedly I experienced the creme de la creme. Under ordinary...
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

Chi Chi ·
That was you??? I remember that show, it was genius! "Black like Jackie" was good as was "Fidler In The Hood" but I think we really perfected Blackness in '99 with "Uncle Charlie's Cabin". Truly one of my faves. It was so over the top! It's really hard to shock people today, especially at one of our events but... black total top masters and their white pussy boy slaves in cages and all set in the pre-civil war South had people's jaws on the floor! I remember black stud Joseph all dressed...
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

Chi Chi ·
I missed that! You know I am practically on the floor laughing as I read your description of it! Those plantation scenarios! You know I have a gay male Jewish friend who's totally NOT involved in the club world and he LIVES for black and latino studs, she even bought a brownstone in HARLEM. I try to explain sometimes to him all the Jackie themes and gatherings and why I love it so much, but he's kind of uncreative and doesn't really get it. But WAIT until I tell him all you've just told me!
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Re: Tracks NYC

Luxury Lex ·
I wonder if there's any relation there to the Traxx club in DC back in my college days... That was big ugly fun. That and the 5th Colvmn. My first line of cock was in one of those stalls...
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Re: Tracks NYC

Luxury Lex ·
Traxx in DC was major! What a great club. 5th column was good too (we played there) but Traxx DC was legendary in even in NY. (Along with Zanzibar in Jersey and The Catacombs in Philly). I think originally all the Trax clubs were connected but they never made it as gay shopping mall clubs and were sold. I'm not totally sure about this. I was a DJ there in one of the incarnations. I remember Bruce Willis was the bartender. He was so funny. He was an actor always going on auditions. I NEVER...
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Re: Tracks NYC

Luxury Lex ·
I'm almost certain that in the beginning the three Traxx (NYC, DC and Denver) were owned by the same people and it was a chain, but later the original owners sold off the franchise one by one. Arguably Traxx DC could have been the best of the three. I only went there a few times in the early -mid 90s but was impressed with how it blended the music of the NYC version with the indoor/outdoor ambiance of the Denver version, which also featured a large outdoor patio and sandpit. But the NYC...
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Re: Your favorite Jackie theme?

Chi Chi ·
and i forgot about..... CLUB KIDS, WHEN WE WERE QUEENS
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Re: MARS

Luxury Lex ·
I think the roof was the first place I did E......I think..... I actually had some fun times in that club, Some strange ones too......
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Re: Mondo Internet

Miss Understood ·
It seems there are a lot of people out there who are into dressing up as dolls or anime characters. Then there are these lycra fetishists who like to wear Leigh Bowery-esque faceless outfits. Here is a designer in Russia who makes these amazing monochromatic creations. I predict this will be the new club look of 2002. Modulus Fashion Lab [This message was edited by Miss Understood on 10-09-01 at 01:39 AM.]
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Thre are a few different kinds of drag shows here. There are the gay club shows, the hooker bar shows, and the huge flashy Vegasy shows referred to as "Cabaret." The huge shows are amazing. While they don't incorporate the intentional sense of irony that we NYers love so much in a show, they are SO excessive and overdone that they don't need it. They emulate big splashy musical and music videos. Every number had over 20 dancers in huge, HUGE, costumes. The set keeps changing like on...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
Ms. Undy, thank you so much for these postings. I am booking a flight ASAP! Especially when I heard of a popular gay club that, on the weekend, charges a $2.50 cover charge which includes two drinks !
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
That's like Japan. In Tokyo you would see these big huge Times Square-ish billboards with words misspelled. I remember one time I flew to Tokyo to open this new club. They had these brass letters imbedded into the concrete with the club's name. It looked really nice except they spelled club "culb". They didn't care. It just had to look Western. Once we stayed in this fancy hotel called "Hotel With". With what? They just don't care, it's all about the look. Boxes of tissues would say, "Dear...
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Re: Love Machine

kelly ·
It is quite different from Love Machine but you did hear right in a way - Larry Tee ex DJ of Love Machine does a party in Brooklyn on Saturday nights at a punk club called Luxx. Its in Williamsburg and last time I went Dee Finley (J60 butch legend) was working there at the door. Recently known for his "Electroclash" music (which should be familiar to ex-Click regulars its a similar soundtrack to Load Rezenhands) Larry is definitely back on the scene. I noticed from another post of yours that...
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Re: Miss Understood's Hi from Thailand

Miss Understood ·
You're lucky. Jewelry is sooo much easier to ship! So we went to this straight club called "Hollywood." It's set up like a NY dance club, a big room w/a stage, lots of lighting, and very loud techno. The difference: the room, even the would-be dance floor, is filled with cocktail tables. You either sit or stand at your table. Maybe 15% of the crowd will dance next to their table. Most people tend to get a bottle and mixers. We do that every night we go out drinking here. It's dirt cheap,...
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Re: 57 Varieties ( Club 57 Remembered)

hatches ·
I think around '81 Club 57 started hosting parties at Irving Plaza. A Ukrainian sponsor/host (Stanley?) would dare the punks to throw beer cans and bottles at him on stage. (They obliged.) I remember the Invaders and Regina and the Red Hots. Whatever happened to Regina Richards? Did Chris Spedding and the B-52s also play here, or was that later in the life of Irving Plaza? Wow--just zoned on Nervus Rex--what about Lauren Agnelli? Where are all the NY Rock babes of yore? cheers to my NYC...
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Re: DH and the Fishsticks

Glamnerd ·
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Re: DH and the Fishsticks

Glamnerd ·
What a great name. It's almost Japanese in it's simplicity. In Japan though, it would be more like the "Gay Pineapple Together People Club". What about Hong Kong? Do they have a love of the English language as well?
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Re: Can We Build a Less Prejudiced TG Sense of Community?

sweetie ·
I can't easily jump in (being the world's ugliest gender-variant "thing" to come down the pike as most of you know) but this discussion is so smart & riviting. I've been around the drag world for years. It started at G.G. Barnum's in Times Square where I was a go go dancer. One day I got caught in the G.G. dressing room. The "girls" asked Miss Peter- The Sweetie of her day, "Can we keep him, Can we keep him Miss Peter?" They did. Never a tranny or a chaser I always appreciated "the...
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Re: Can We Build a Less Prejudiced TG Sense of Community?

sweetie ·
Great post Ms Royale!!! So many great points so well tended to. I really must say however...... I really do not see myself as a "Leader". I am a damn good entertainer, a big mouth, a passionate soul, a lot of things, but I do not pretend to be a leader, I am simply finding my way with the rest of the flock. Mine and Glorya's bad blood stems back as far as I can recall to stupidly enough a club pass promoting QUEEN BEE. It then involved me supposedly trying to lure a dj of hers away (a friend...
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Re: Can We Build a Less Prejudiced TG Sense of Community?

sweetie ·
Against some of my better judgement, I'm going to throw this out about part of my experience(s) with Glorya, though I restrained myself from getting involved in the mudslinging in another forum (despite wanting very much to join in). The first time I worked for Glorya was at one of her Pyramid Club Parties back in 1995. I danced on the bar in heels, panties and bustier all night long. At the end of the night, she said that the party didn't make enough money and none of the dancers would get...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
This subject is always so polarizing, and we've tried to steer clear of it ... While all of it was going on, we were being good little students and getting our education at Ohio University in the middle of nowhere. Zazoo did go to Limelight and Club USA in '92 (or ˜93) and had a blast. The Little Professor bookstore on campus carried "Project X" but that was the extent of our knowledge of the scene in NYC. When Chi Chi posted Michael Wilkinson's note above, we debated for over a week. When...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
"Party Monster" seems to hold promise as an interesting film. As someone who witnessed the rise and fall of the club kid movement, I'm very curious to see how they treat the subject matter - how realistic or how white washed? Also given that it's from the same company that brought us Poison, Hedwig & the Angry Inch and Velvet Goldmine, I'm sure it will be dazzling on some level. It's worth seeing for me just because Wilson Cruz (Ricky Vasquez on My So-Called Life - - one of my favorite...
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Re: Mondo Internet

Miss Understood ·
www.fiik.com
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Re: Can We Build a Less Prejudiced TG Sense of Community?

sweetie ·
First of all let me just say this is a FIERCE topic and one of the few on the Motherboards that left me so amazed I was stumped for an answer. Maybe that's why it's taken me so long to join it. I encourage everyone to be proud and be the best you can be in your chosen self-expression. OWN IT. I guess all I can contribute is my own perspective and experience for what it's worth. As a gender bender/androgyne, I walk through a strange middle country somewhere between the gay archetypes of...
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Re: Greer Lankton

Zazoo and Satori ·
the andy warhol mattress factory still owns " its all about me...not you"by greer its a great show if you ever get to see it. it was the last thing she did.when the andy warhol factory came to her she didnt know what to do ....so she gave them her apartment. it was only 10 by 10 box and packed full of the most wonderful things you have ever seen....they have a small portrait of greer doing crack ....that is sad but but hauntingly her...i have her siamese twins and a bust of therin(who is...
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Re: Jo-Jo Baby - DollMaker

TonyaKnudsen ·
Which is pretty fitting, considering that Jojo's lively demeanor, colorful appearance and eye-catching art make him one of Chicago's most visual – and visible – personalities. Little known fact: as a child, Jojo wanted to be a priest. A stint at Quigley North Prepatorial Seminary deemed him "too theatrical" for the papacy. That's an understatement (although he did hone his hair sculpting skills for the stage – for artists Cinderella, Judas Priest, UB40, Guns and Roses and others). Jojo's...
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Re: The Club Creatures - Zazoo & Satori

Zazoo and Satori ·
As club-fashion designers -- I was wondering ... what are some the most difficult materials you've worked with in your creations? Or what are some materials you've used that a few hours out and about didn't work out as you had planned? I think the most difficult thing I ever made a costume out of was leaves from a roommates potted plant collection (see Post Modern Dame topic for image). As I can tell an entire tale about that outfit (I called it Eve), I thought you two may have some great...
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Re: Jo-Jo Baby - DollMaker

TonyaKnudsen ·
how to become a woman in easy steps....from boy into drag queen...duck tape , bird seed boobs carved pieces of your coach into hips and so on and how the media even influences drag queens in how they should look.and silky jumbo ( a club star here )has been made into a ten -foot doll.i will also be shown with phebe fisher here in chicago at the las manos gallery this agust 16 till the end of the mounth. hope someone will show up ....so i can scare some people with also my genital landscapes
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Re: The Club Creatures - Zazoo & Satori

Zazoo and Satori ·
From The Club Creatures Zazoo and Satori: "He was the un-[conventional], ... opening closed minds as he stomped his way through ... nightlife, upsetting the locals and disrupting the tranquil balance of boredom ... alone in his quest ... he developed a cult ... culminat[ing] in his own special club ... Zazoo's Freakfest, a convention for the unconventional ... a smashing success, [it] giv[es] ... rise to freakdom in the least likely ..." The original post reads slightly differently; Zazoo -...
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Re: The Club Creatures - Zazoo & Satori

Zazoo and Satori ·
A bit of explanation... Mark Twain is said to have once wrote: "When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always 20 years behind the times." This still holds true. We were asked to host a night at a local gay club here in Cincinnati about a year after Zazoo was "born." we agreed, but only on our terms... What did this mean? Well... 1. Good music. 2. No crappy Drag Queens badly lipsyching to 3 year-old songs. 3. "Freaks" got in free They reluctantly agreed to...
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
I'll bet Miss Manson based her look on Walt Paper. That' so what Walt was doing. Don't you find it weird that in the club scene, someone like that would almost never be straight, but when the ones who get famous usually are? Do you think it's because 1) Marilyn really is a big queer or 2) The like to give record contracts to the straight ones. i
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
Yeah, but Bowie briefly flitted around the bi thing, but really, during the bulk of his career he has generally projected a hetero image, offbeat as it is. I just think it's odd that in "real" life 99 out of 100 club freaks are fags, but somehow the famous ones are usually straight or "straight". u
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Re: Party Monster - Michael Alig

Chi Chi ·
club kids being youngsters ala nouveau, seemed to be as much of an of exploration in gender identity/preference, as social transmutations, and as I saw it, an alternative to traditional drag. I'm not all that convinced sexual preferences, although predominantly gay (98@100?), was always so absolute. Gay, straight or whatever, one inevitably discovers strong subliminal attractions for persons outside their sphere of gender preference that otherwise may never have been known or acted upon were...
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Re: SEX in Jackie 60

Anna Nicole ·
"sticks my platformed booted foot up on the cracked sink in front of me" "the calves of my legs are wedges against the side of the dirty toilet bowl." "and glare at the tarnished wall mirror" I'll have you know I worked my fingers to the bone to make that club nice and that's the thanks I get! cracked sink... dirty toilet bowl... tarnished wall mirror... The Nerve Anna Nicole! See if I ever introduce you to any more Dominican vampires! [This message was edited by daddy on 08-31-02 at 11:47 AM.]
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Re: David Wojnarowicz - Artist

D ·
Daddy-D: I promise not to dreg up emotions too often. And someday, you and Chi Chi will have to let me write a bit about your early exploits. This is something I look forward to. You know, one of the first conversations I had with Rose, maybe about four years ago, was about whether or not I could come in to Mother early one night just to interview her. She seemed to me to have stories untold of amazing interest (however since there was no place to publish such tales) I did not pursue the...
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